[FROM MARCH 22, 1883, THROUGH APRIL 26, 1883.]




Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Ante-Diluvian Kansans.

It is well known that the wrought-stone implements found in the ancient river gravels of California prove conclusively that during or before the glacial period the Pacific coast was inhabited by man. In a report on archaeological explorations in Kansas, Judge E. P. West of that state, a large amount of evidence to show that at an equally remote period that region was peopled by a race compared with whom the mound builders must be accounted modern.

The geology of the region is simple. Prior to the drift epoch the river channels were deeper than now, and the river valleys were lower. Subsequently the valleys were filled by a lacustrian deposit of considerable depth. In or beneath this last deposit the remains of an extinct race occur.

Such remains have been found at various depths in seven different counties along or near the Kansas Pacific railroad, namely, Douglas, Pottawatomie, Riley, Dickinson, Marion, Ellsworth, and Lincoln counties. With one exception the remains have been found on the second bottom or terrace of streams, and consist of stone implements, pottery, human bones, and bone implements. In most cases they were struck in digging wells at a depth of from twenty to thirty feet below the surface. In view of the fact that there is not more than one well to the square mile in the counties named, and the area of a well forms but a very small fraction of a square mile, Judge West thinks the evidence already obtained not only sufficient to prove the former existence of the buried race, but to prove that they were very numerous. We can hardly assume that chance has directed the digging of wells only where human remains were buried.

Whether this race existed before the glacial epoch, or immediately after itt, is too early to determine. Judge West is inclined to fix their time of occupancy as after the glacial epoch and prior to the deposition of the loess. [?loess?] In calling upon the local newspapers off Kansas to lay the facts before the people and urging the propriety of saving such remains when found, and notting carefully the conditions under which they occur, the Judge says:

AHere we have a buried race enwrapped in a profound and startling mysteryCa race whose appearance and exit in the world=s drama precede stupendous geological changes marking our continent, and which, perhaps require hundreds of thousands of years in thheir accomplishment. The prize is no less than determining when this mysterious people lived, how they lived, when they passed out of existence, and why they became extinct.

Scientific American.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Oklahoma Lands.

We have at hand the decision of the U. S. District Judge, I. C. Parker, in the case of the United States vs. D. L. Payne, relative to the status of the lands in the Indian Territory known as the Oklahoma country. In summing up the court says:

AIt was Indian country beyond question while the Creeks and Seminole occupied it. The government obtained it for Indian occupancy. Of course, it could not at the same moment make the treaty and transplant other tribes on the land, but we find it commenced to do so as soon thereafter as possible. It has gone on and treated it as devoted to that purpose, by settling on a large portion of it Indian tribes. It cannot be presumed that for fifteen years the Government has had a tract of country within the very heart of the Indian country, which it has purchased and permitted to remain in such condition, as it might become a place of refuge for criminals and outlaws, who could depredate and prey upon their Indian neighbors and others with immunity from punishment, especially when the government has pledged protection and security from intruders to all the tribes in the Indian country. Yet this is so if this is Indian country, because the laws of the United States would not extend over it, and it would not be within the jurisdiction of any state or territory. It never intended this. It did not by this treaty of purchase with the Seminoles do it. By its act of reservation of this country, situated as it was and being reserved for the purpose it was, it continued still to be Indian country as much as if it had been at that time entirely occupied by Indians. Now, in the estimation of many persons, it may be desirable to open this country to settlement. If so, it must be done by the power that has a right under the constitution and laws to do it. It must not be asked or expected that to accomplish this end the courts will break or even bend the timbers of the law, especially when that power in the government which could act has, time and again, refused to act. The courts do not make the laws. They interpret, construe, and execute them as they find them.

From my views of the law, as applicable to this case, upon the facts set up by the defendant, he is liable for the penalty under the law, and the demurrer to the answer must be sustained.

It is so ordered.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


We are authorized to announce the name of H. H. [??NOT SURE OF INTIALS?] Siverd as a candidate for re-election to the office of Constable of this city.

We are authorized to announce the name of Frank W. Fitch as a candidate for the office of Sonstable of this city.

Jos. O=Hare announces himself as a candidate for the office of City Attorney at the approaching city election.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


A Boston circular says the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road is now paying quarterly dividends at the rate of 6 percent per year, requiring $3,420,000. In 1882 the net earnings on 1,820 miles were $6,150,000. Even if the earnings for 1883 should not show an increase, a surplus is expected of $4,000,000 after paying all interest and sinking-fund charges. The bonded debt of the company including all leases and guarantees representing 2,620 miles, excepting nearly $3,000,000 land grant bonds, is $45,780,500. The amount properly chargeable against the income account for interest and sinking-fund on the present outstanding bonds is $2,248,500 per year. After paying fixed charges and the dividend, the surplus for last year will be about $700,000.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


The land commission at Washington has decided to send a special agent to Southern Kansas to report upon fraudulent entries in that section and also upon the number of acres of public land that have been fenced in by trespassers. It will take two or three months to make a thorough investigation. A large number of the fraudulent entries have been made on the Osage tract, and it is claimed that similar entries of several thousand acres of land have been made in Southern Kansas. The papers of those making settlements have been correct, but so called settlers have failed to make the improvements required by law. These entries in many cases have been made by cowboys, who have afterward rented the land to cattle men. A lengthy report from the chiefs of the Cherokee Nation was submitted to the secretary of the interior. It is in answer to the recent report of Agent Tuft, who recommended that cattle men be allowed to fence large tracts in the Indian Territory, the agent claiming that it would be to the advantage of the Indians. The report of the chiefs opposes the erection of fences. It refers also to the subject of leasing lands, and says that the council has not granted a single lease, but that those granted have been made by individual Indians under the treaty with the Indians. The chiefs say these leases cannot be recognized. The treaty provides that leases must be ratified by the Indian council. Commissioner Price says the position taken by the chiefs is the proper one.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


A company of cattle men have leased all the land the Indians will rent in the western end of the Indian Territory. It is understood that this tract embraces fifty or sixty miles square. Secretary Teller refuses to approve the lease, and the cattle company have decided to take their chances in renting from the Indians. A letter from the West states that those making this lease are known as Plumb & Co. Senator Plumb denies any connection with the company. It is thought the lease of so large a tract by the company will result in driving small dealers in cattle from that part of the Territory. Western congressmen are opposed to such a procedure.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


The horizon is brilliant with prairie fires every evening.

Judge Tipton has sold his farm and will remove to town.

Mr. Bovee of Tisdale Township lost his stables and hay stacks by fire Monday.

Dr. Emerson has purchased a new buggyCthe one Charlie Harter had imported.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


Senator Hackney is building an addition to his office for a private library and consultation room.

Mr. Fuller has the cellar for his new business building next to Glass= drug store nearly completed.

Udall is now a telegraphic station and has an operator. The little city is coming to the front rapidly.

George Klouse has received a handsome new wagon. It makes the finest transfer outfit in the city.

Miss Ida McDonald left Tuesday morning for West Virginia, where she will visit with friends during the summer.

The members of the Fair Association meet on the tenth of next month to elect a board of directors for the ensuing year.

Anyone who will bring in a half ton of good timothy hay can get the highest market price for the same at this office.

The Chicago Comedy Company played AUnder the Gas Light,@ at the Opera House Friday evening to a large audience.

The West Ward schoolhoiuse grounds have been cleaned up and put in splendid order. It improves the looks of the building wonderfully.

Dr. Griffith, from Warren County, Iowa, purchased last week a half section of land in Tisdale and Liberty Township for which he paid $2,750.

Douglass Miner, a brother of Spense Miner, arrived Monday and will spend the summer with Spense. He is pleased with Kansas as far as he has seen.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Mrs. Shenneman has purchased, in addition to the Gridley property, another house and two lots on Ninth Avenue, for which she paid fifteen hundred dollars.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Prof. Stimson has rented the Stump building and is fitting it up for a music house. He has several fine instruments, among which is one of the famous Emerson Grand pianos.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Dick Chase is the owner of a new calf, which weighs just twenty-four pounds. It is a Tom Thumb in stature and has to be fed from a bottle. Dick has named it AWiggins.@


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Dr. Elliott is erecting a neat house on East Ninth Avenue. He has finished a nice barn and surrounded his lots with a fence. He recently moved to town from Grouse Creek.




Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Senator Hackney has sold his residence property on Twelfth Avenue and Millington Street to Mr. Geo. Ordway for twenty-five hundred dollars. Mr. Hackney gives possession April first.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

DIED. Mr. Edwards, living in the south part of the city, lost two children with the measles last week. This disease is attended with a strange fatality this year. At least a dozen children have died with it in and about Winfield since winter commenced, besides several adults.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Waterworks Company has changed its location for the pumping house and purchased ground near the Santa Fe depot on which the works will be erected. This will probably necessitate somewhat of a change in the piping system. Aside from this, that location is entirely impracticable on sanitary grounds. The water must and should be taken from the river above the cityCabove the slaughter houses, hog lots, and wash of the town. The original location as designated in the ordinance was above all this sewerage. The new location gives the water the seasoning of two slaughter houses, and numerous pig pens and garbage-dumping grounds, aside from the fact that all the drainage of the citty naturally tends that way. When the managers of the Company were awarded the contract, it was with the understanding that the water would be taken from above the city. This is one of the most vital points in the health and well being of the community and will be guarded with a jealous care. We hope the Company will reconsider its action on this matter without further trouble as it will be compelled to do in the end.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Inquiry among the builders and lumber men indicate that we are to have a more active season than we have had for years. The buildings will not be confined to any special class, but will embrace brick store buildings, churches, and fine dwellings. Carpenters and laborers are busy now, and already evidence of their work can be seen in all parts of the town. Among the winter=s improvements we notice many fine fences, and, by the way, there is nothing that improves a house and grounds so much; itt is like a nice dressing to a pretty woman. All this expenditure of money shows great prosperity among our people, and we may reasonably look forward to this as being the most prosperous year in the history of our town.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

A corrporation usually reflects the citizens whom it representsCat least it should do so. Winfield can boast of as much private enterprise as any city in the state, and it is only right that the city fathers should supplement the efforts of the individual. We would very respectfully call the attention of the powers that be to the piles of stone and broken flagging that litter our streets. For instance, on Eleventh Avenue, in front of the Baptist Church, the passage is impeded by waste. Where a church or individual spends thousands of dollars toward beautifying and improving the city, it is only reasonable and right that the city should put and keep the street in front of it in decent shape.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Mr. P. W. Bossart, Superintendent of the Kansas and Missouri Telephone Company, was in the city Saturday and made a proposition whereby this place and Arkansas City could be connected by telephone. He proposes to build the line provided five hundred dollars worth of conversation tickets are subscribed. These tickets cost fifteen cents each and are good for five minutes talk over the line. Three hundred dollars have been subscribed at Arkansas City, leaving two hundred to be taken here. A large part of the necessary amount is already taken and the line will be a good thing for both towns. Mr. Bossart also intends connecting us with Wellington, Caldwell, Hunnewell, and Wichita in the near future.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Some fiend tried to burn up Robinson & Morey=s brick-house Tuesday evening. The fire was started about the center of the sheds and engine house and burned through one side, leaving a hole in the building about ten feet square. The fire went out of its own accord. The fire was started on the inside of the building and the draft through from both ends carried it out. It is only a miracle that the building and machinery were not destroyed. A fellow who would do this kind of business ought to be harshly used if apprehended. The loss of this institution would be a severe stab to the material interests of our city. It is hard to assign any object for incendiarism in this case.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Senator Hackney received an elegant gold ring from James Christian last week. Judge Christian sent it as a testimonial of his regard for Mr. Hackney=s earnest and effective work in securing his pension. Although totally blind the Judge is one of the happiest men in the county. He realizes that this is indeed a country that Acares for him who has borne the brunt of the battle, and his widows and orphans.@ Two years ago Senator Hackney got a concurrent resolution through the legislature requesting the Commissioner of Pensions to put Mr. Christian on the rolls at once. His blindness was caused by sun stroke received while in the army.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

A very strange accident occurred to a fine mare belonging to Will Timberman, in Pleasant Valley Township, last Thursday. The mare had been sick for a week and Will turned her into the pasture, which is near the railroad. Soon after she was put in, a train came along and she started off on a run. Some persons noticed her running and saw her stop suddenly and stand still. They went out to investigate and found all four of the mare=s legs broken up near the shoulder and hips, and standing out like the legs on a clothes-horse. She was immediately dispatched with an ax. She seemed to be unable to move or to fall over.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Winfield Bank has begun cleaning house. Men have been at work every night for a week after banking hours painting the wall and ceiling and graining the wood work, and have worked quite a transformation in the appearance of the building. The directors, and president=s rooms in the back part of the first floor will be fitted up and furnished. The increasing business and popularity of the bank demands more room for the accommodation of its patrons. This demand will be amply supplied by the new arrangements, and will give Winfield the finest suite of banking rooms in the West.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

On Saturday last the following young men met and organized a base-ball nine, to be known as the AWinfields@: Wm. Carson, catcher; Ed. McMullen, pitcher; R. I. Mansfield, shorrt-stop; Bert Freeland, 2nd stop; J. Connor, 1st base; Sam Aldrich, 2nd base; Clint Austin, 3rd base; Morton Stafford, right field; Walter Tomlin, left field; Wm. Connor center.

Officers: Ed. McMullen, president; R. I. Mansfield, captain; J. Connorr, secretary; Clint Austin, treasurer.

This club is open for challenges from neighboring nines, and will be glad to correspond at any time. JAMES CONNOR, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The nickel social given by the Park College Society in the Presbyterian Church Friday evening was well attended and was a very pleasant affair. An excellent literary and musical program was rendered, after which all mingled in a genuine social intercourse until a late hour. From the sale of articles of their own handiwork and their admittance fee, the society realized about $16, which will be forwarded for the benefit of Park College. The young ladies are deserving of much credit for their earnest efforts in the assistance of a worthy institution.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

We hear that several horses have been seen in the county with the glanders. This is the most dangerous disease known to horse-flesh. There is a law upon our statute books compelling owners to remove glandered horses from all possible exposure to other stock. We have heard of a case or two where men handling horses with the disease were taken with it and died.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Mr. H. W. Howe, the new Superintendent of the creamery, is doing most effective work with that institution. The Creamery butter is now finding its way into Winfield families. It is of excellent quality and gives general satisfaction. Mr. Howe is an energetic, painstaking worker and appears to be the right man for the place.




Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Shelton & Richie have purchased and revived the Wichita Daily Times. It comes out in a new dress and changed to a four column quarto. Wichita is now pretty well supplied withh newspapers, having five. They all seem to receive a liberal patronage and are papers which do credit to the town.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

J. B. Lynn returned from Chicago Saturday. He purchased a mammoth stock, which will soon be ready for spring business.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Judge Torrance has not yet rendered his decision in the Colgate case. It ought to be a good one when it comes.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


The walls of the Miller building on south Main Street are going up rapidly.

Ex-Senator Pyburn has decided to return to Kansas. He will probably return to Winfield.

And now we are to have Eli Perkins. If he does as well as our local celebrities, we may expect a treat.

Come one, come all. We will give you big bargains as we are going out of business.

Remember you can save 50 cents and $1.00 per pair on boots and shoes at the closing out sale of Smith Brothers.


Baden shipped two even car loads of eggs last week and week before. He continues to keep the produce market brisk.

A. A. Jackson has been quite ill the past week with rheumatism of the heart. He is in Dr. Emerson=s care and is improving.

Mr. Taylor had two of his Polled Angus bulls on the street Saturday. They are two years old and weigh thirteen hundred each.

Already the orders for Winfield Roller Mill Flour exceeds the present production of the mill. It will soon be run to its fullest capacity.

County Clerk Hunt is recovering slowly. Friday and Saturday his condition was critical. The attack was erysipelas in its worst form.

J. E. Snow will be a candidate for Police Judge at the coming city election. Mr. Snow is a capable man and will make an excellent officer.

News comes that Charlie Painter, the horse trainer, was shot at Great Bend Sunday and will probably die. As yet we have learned no particulars.

Uncle Wesley Paris put his bright, new sprinkling wagons on the street Tuesday afternoon. He proposes to do the business right this summer.

Mr. J. C. Fuller will build a store building on the lot next to Quincy Glass= drug store. When completed, it will be occupied by a boot and shoe store.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The 2nd Quarterly Meeting, United Brethren, will be held in their church in Winfield, commencing on the 30th of March, at 2 p.m. Rev. J. H. Snyder will preside.

W. M. FRIEDLEY, Pastor.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Spencer Bliss returned from his Iowa trip last week. His success in the flour market was far beyond their expectations. The Winfield Roller Mills flour will be sold in over half the towns of that state.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Odessy school is blooming out with a new fence around the premises and a large lot of shade trees recently set out. Our Pleasant Valley friends are wide awake and know what ought to be done.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Mr. Case has recently moved to town from Vernon Township and purchased the Freeman property on east Tenth Avenue. He is building an addition to the house and otherwise improving the premises.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Services will be held hereafter in the U. B. Church on Millington Street each Sabbath as follows: Sunday school at 9-1/2 o=clock a.m.; preaching at 11 o=clock a.m., and preaching at 7-1/2 p.m. W. M. FRIEDLEY, Pastor.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Burnett & Clark are making the old Axtel restaurant boom. They have fitted it up neatly and furnish good, wholesome meals. We look for a renewal of its old prosperity in the hands of its present proprietors.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The announcement of J. O=Hare as a candidate for city attorney appears in this issue. Mr. O=Hare is an active and wide-awake attorney, and we think would do tthe business up effectually and enforce the laws.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

McD. Stapleton has sold his store at Cambridge to John Harden, and has purchased lots in Winfield on which he will erect a residence and remove to this place. He purchased the lots adjoining Batcheldor on East Ninth Avenue.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Frank W. Finch is a candidate for re-election as constable this spring. Frank is one of the best young men and has made an excellent record as an officer. He is capable and energetic, thoroughly familiar with the duties of the office, and will meet with but little, if any, opposition.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Eli Perkins will lecture at the Opera House Tuesday evening, March 27th. The lecture is under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias. Eli is probably not aware that S. G. Gary lives here. He will be ashamed of himself when he finds it out.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

C. M. Crocker, twelve miles west of Arkansas City, lost 1,400 head of sheep in a prairie fire last Sunday. The sheep ran into a ravine, and piled one upon the other, when the fire came upon them and the smoke smothered them. Loss $5,000.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Drs. Parks assisted Dr. W. T. Wright in removing the cancer from the breast of Mrs. A. Frazier last week. It was a very delicate operation and was attended with great success. The lady is doing well.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Cal. Ferguson has received a lot of magnificent buggies and Surry wagons from the Columbus Buggy Co., this week. He has sold a large number of these buggies during the past year and they have given general satisfactio. Call and see them.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Mr. Gridley has sold the property on Ninth Avenue now being occupied by Parmer & Co., and Berkey=s second-hand store to Mrs. Shenneman for six thousand dollars cash. This is a big sale and is a fair index of the business boom that has struck us this spring.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Some three weeks ago we published a notice of a portable electric light, manufactured in Boston. The thing has since proved to be a fraud. It isn=t often that the COURIER allows a fraud to creep into its columns, but the representations and references of this concern seemed plausible.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Mr. Wm. Atkinson has returned to Winfield and we are authorized to announce him as a candidate for the patronage of the public in the Merchant Tailoring buisness. He has for years been a successful and artistic tailor and will undoubtedly satisfy our dressy community. He guarantees satisfaction in every instance.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

D. A. Millington and family entertained a large party of friends at their residence Friday evening. The gathering was in honor of Fran and Mrs. Baldwin and J. Ex. Saint and family. Mr. A. B. Lemmon and family were also present. It was a complete family reunion of fourteen. About forty couples were presennnt. The evening was most enjoyably spent.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

While in Winfield last Saturday, we called on Mr. and Mrs. Forest Noble, who had gone to housekeeping the day before. We were their first callers. Their home is in a beautiful part of the city and indoors taste, comfort, and beauty renders it one of the cosiest we have visited lately. They seem to be prospering finely, but still remember Harper and asked many questions about her progress and their many friends here. Harper Times.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Council had a lively time on Monday evening with an ordinance letting the Brettun House block out of the fire limits. Charley Harter had erected an ice house to which Dorley, the carriage maker, objected, claiming that it added to his insurance rate. He had Harter up before the police court, so the matter was brought to the Council for adjustment. Holders of eight out of the twelve lots in the block were in favor of letting Harter have his ice house, so the matter was laid over till next meeting with the understanding that the suits be dropped and it be then passed.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

A new militia company was organized Monday evening with twenty-five members.

D. L. Kretsinger was elected Captain; Frank W. Finch, First Lieutenant; and Jas. McLain, Second Lieutenant. Chas. Stueven was appointed Orderly Sargeant. The company is composed of excellent material and every member is enthusiastic in the matter. They are armed with breech-loading Spencer rifles. In Captain Kretsinger=s hands, with the assistance of Charlie Stueven, the company will be a credit to our city.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

During the last two weeks H. G. Fuller has sold eleven thousand dollars worth of city property. Among them was the J. C. Fuller house, just east of the schoolhouse, to F. M. Dickey for $740. The J. H. Kinne house on Manning Street to Cap. Whiting for $768. The stone house near the Santa Fe depot to M. E. Page for $800. The Hackney residence to Geo. Ordway for $2,500, and numerous other improved and unimproved property.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Presbyterial Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church will convene on Wednesday, March 28th, in the Presbyterian Church. The first session will commence at 2 p.m. Popular meeting in the evening at half past seven. Also a session Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until 12 m., after which a collation will be given in the basement of the church. All interested in the missionary cause are cordially invited.




Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

It now appears that Robinson=s main object in going to St. Louis was to look after this water works business. Mr. Read was also taken along. As we, in common with twenty others, have a monied interest in their trip, having furnished the wherewith to pay their expenses, we hope they will have a good time and do well. This accounts for Robinson=s eagerness to perform this mission after having refused to go everywhere he has been asked to go heretofore.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

T. B. Myers has been losing his chickens. He thought but little of it week before last, while Conference was in session, but when the losses continued through last week and this, he became somewhat excited and proposes to lay for the usurper with a gun. A suspicious colored individual has been selling chickens at the stores most every morning for a week past, but as they are dressed, it is difficult to identify them. Someone should locate him with a load of bird shot.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Capt. H. H. Siverd is anounced for re-election as constable, which he will be by a rousing majority. There are few more efficient and capable officers than Mr. Siverd. Every trust is fulfilled to the letter, and neither fear nor favor stands in the way of duty. While such action makes enemies of some men who think they should be accorded more privileges than others, it wins the respect of the community at large.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The weather during the past week has been as changeable as Mayor Troup=s political opinions. Sunday morning it was bright and warm and induced many of our citizens to take a trip to Geuda on promise of fair weather. At noon it blew dust in their eyes, and at night went square back on its promises and froze their ears. They will not again accept its fair and fickle indications as good for more than two hours.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Messrs. Robertson & Sherrard have the machine for manufacturing woven wire fencing at work. They turn out forty rods of chicken, hog, cattle, or dog tight fence every day, at 90 cents per rod. It is a light, handsome fence and just the thing for gardens. Their headquarters are in Dan Miller=s blacksmith shop.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Since last week Judge Gans has issued the following MARRIAGE LICENSES:

W. K. Adams to Alice D. Haynes.

Edward Baily to Ettie Lough.

N. W. Johnson to Ettie Kimball.

I. W. Kay to Ida Pruett.

E. A. Herbert to Rosie M. Harris.

W. M. Limbocker to Louisa Isom.

W. A. Watkins to Anna M. Hoover.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Mr. Jimmie Defebaugh, son of Mr. William Defebaugh, a respected farmer who lives near Seeley, has arrived in Winfield from Missouri and will farm with his father this summer. He had never seen his father, and when they met Wednesday evening, it was a joyful occasion.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Council has ordered the immediate completion of the projected gutters on Main Street. To us it appears that this gutter enterprise is a fraud and a share for twenty-five dollars a lot. An efficient street commissioner could keep the streets drained without much cost.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The ladies of the Woman=s Christian Temperance Union give a ten cent social this evening at the residence of Mrs. J. C. McMullen. ACoffee@ will be served at 9 o=clock. If you want to enjoy a pleasant evening, don=t fail to attend.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The real estate transfers for last week, as shown by Curns & Manser=s abstract books, in Cowley County, amounted to sixty-nine thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars. Cowley is booming more than ever.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Benefit Ball Friday evening promises to be one of the best of the season. It is about the last of the dancing season and our young folks seem inclined to take advantage of that fact.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The telephone now has thirty-five connections, about ten new oones having been put in during the week.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Prof. Stimson has volunteered his services and will assist the orchestra at the ball Friday evening.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Courier Band will give an open-air concert from the balcony of the Opera House Friday evening.



Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

A Caucus.

A gathering of Democrats met at the Telegram office Tuesday evening to canvass and decide upon a ticket for the coming city election. George Robinson, D. L. Kretsinger, and other wheel horses were present. There seemed to be a general feeling for a retrenchment and reform ticket with Troup at the head and H. B. Lacy and Blank for Councilmen, but a deadlock occurring between Blank and Robinson, the meeting adjourned without action. We regret to note this lack of harmony in their ranks.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 90 cents per bushel; corn 35 cents, oats 30 cents, hogs $6.25, butter 15 cents, eggs 10 cents.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

A Reading Room.

I see from an associated press dispatch that the ladies of the town of Seneca, in Nemaha County, have opened up a free reading room on a plan vry similar to that suggested and sought to be practically operated by the ladies of Winfield. Some of your readers may not know what and where Seneca is. It is a town of less than half the size of Winfield in a county but little more than half as large, with about one-half of the population and not above one-fourth of the productiveness of this county. Yet the enterprising citizens of that little town are able to sustain a public reading room, and send the news through the associated press all over the state and county.

For some months past the ladies of Winfield have been pressing the claims of such an institution in this city, and have grown almost discouraged at the worse than indifference: the half concealed contempt with which their appeals have been mdet from so many quarters where they had the right to expect help and sympathy.

I do not propose in this article to urge upon your readers the reasons why this effort ought to receive the kindly and cordial support of all of our citizens. To most of them they are patent, and to others they have been presented more forcibly by the ladies in their canvass than I could present them now. I want to appeal to our citizens to at once take hold of this matter and make of it a success. For the sum of six hundred dollars, a suitable building can be obtained and a janitor and librarian employed and all the expenses incident to keeping the room open for one year can be metCand the amount divided among two hundred or three hundred persons is an insignificant sum compared with the great benefits that would accrue to our city and to the young men and women to whom this avenue to intelligence, culture, and refinement would be opened. Is it not worth our while to build up, foster, and encourage such an institution?

Will the COURIER not open up a subscription list and publish from week to week the names of those who will subscribe to a free reading room in Winfield? To head the list, I will give ten dollars for that purpose provided a sufficient amount be raised to carry it on for one year. DAVID C. BEACH.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Rare Chance.

To get a good piano cheap, M. J. Stimson will sell immediately for cash or on time payments one Kimball upright 3 unison piano; 1 Kimball upright 2 unison piano; 1 Smith American Up-Grand piano; 1 Emerson Grand Square full Agraffe piano. The above named pianos are all new and in prime condition, fully guaranteed by the manufacturers for seven years, and will be sold very cheap. Remember the placeCsouth Main street, between 10th and 11th.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


McGuire Bros. have their two stores chuck full of goods. Their house in Winfield is located on the corner where everybody goes before they leave town. They have all kinds of staple and fancy groceries. Their store at Tisdale is chuck full of everything. Dry goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Hardware, Queensware; in fact, anything you want you can find there. They pay Winfield prices for all kinds of produce. We hve just returned from the Eastern markets where we have purchased for both stores a complete stock of everything. We extend for the public our thanks for past patronage and will try, by square dealing and fair treatment, to merit a continuance of the same. McGUIRE BROS.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup in chair. Roll called. Present: Councilmen McMullen, Gary, and Wilson; absent, Councilman Read.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

The City Attorney presented an odinance in relation to construction of certain sidewalks. The ordinance was read and sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 were separately read, considered, and adopted by an affirmative vote of the three Councilmen present. The ordinance as a whole was then submitted to a vote upon its final passage with the following result: Those voting aye were Councilmen Wilson, Gary, and McMullen; naes, none, and the ordinance was declared adopted as Ordinance 168, and was approved by the Mayor.

An ordinance was presented, relating to fire limits, and was postponed until the next meeting.

The account of Hughes & Cooper for goods furnished city poor was approved and recommended to the County Commissioners for payment. The account of Wm. Warren for $3.00 for work on Eighth Avenue sewer was approved and ordered paid.

The reports of the City Treasurer for the months ending Jan. 15, Feb. 15, and March 15, 1883, were presented and referred to the Finance committee.

The City Clerk was instructed to have published his report for the quarter ending March 15, 1883, and present the same at the next meeting.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: L. H. WEBB, City Clerk.

Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

You can get full weight and measure at McGuire Bros.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

Stock Protective Union.

There will be a meeting of the Pleasant Valley Stock Protective Union at the Odessa schoolhouse on Tuesday evening, Aprril 3rd at 7-1/2 o=clock. Important business requires a full attendance. A. H. BROADWELL, O. S.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

South Fairview Items.

As I promised I would pen you a few items of interest, hope you will bear with me as this is my first attempt at anything of this kind.

Those of us that had the measles have recoverewd and at present writing there are no measles in the neighborhood.

Mrs. J. W. Curfman is convalescing slowly from the measles.

Plowing for corn and doing other spring work is the order of the day.

Wheat looks very well considering the very hard winter, some being killed out by the freezing.

Mrs. Limbocker is at home once more, having recovered sufficiently to leave town, but is yet under the doctor=s care.

Mr. Arthur Orr contemplates building a fine barn. Arthur is a prosperous farmer and genial hearted good citizen. Just such men as Arthur generally get along.

Mr. Smith will in a few days complete a stone fence enclosing two hundred and forty acres since last fall. Mr. Smith is a go-ahead man and means business.

Our school closed last Friday; our teacher, Mr. Crotsley, is one of Cowley=s best teachers. The scholars and parents will miss him as he goes into other fields of labor, having engaged a school in Elk County. My very best wishes for success go with him.

Miss Mary Orr entertained a number of her friends Sunday evening by her musical talent and sunny smiles. Miss May will make somone a good help-mate through life, so boys pitch in.


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.

STREAKS OF SUNSHINE. [Name given to column with small ads.]

California Prrunelles at Bryan & Lynn=s.

A good milch cow for sale. W. A. Lee.

Creamery butter 20 cents. H. W. Howe, Superintendent.

California Dried Peaches at Bryan & Lynn=s.

Fresh Candy, choice and cheap, at Wallis & Wallis.

California Honey in the comb at Bryan & Lynn=s.

Fresh Dates, very elegant, at Bryan & Lynn=s.

Dry salt shoulders at 8-1/2 cents at Holmes & Son=s.

Cheapest cured meats in town at APacking House.@


Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.


The Creamery will deliver butter to the houses every Thursday.

Mince meat choice and nice; 400 lbs. For sale at Wallis & Wallis.

A small choice farm adjoining Winfield, to rent. James Jordan.

Pure White Clover Honey in Comb at 25 cents per lb. At Wallis & Wallis.

Examine the Plano Harvester with Appleby binder. W. A. LEE.

Orders given to Mr. M. West for butter will be delivered every Thursday.

Mr. M. West sells Buttermilk from the Creamery every Tuesday and Friday.

Buttermilk delivered at your door every Tuesday and Friday at 10 cents per gallon.

Three or four good work mares wanted. Inquire of A. H. Green. A. Hollingsworth.

To trade: A good corner residence lot for span of mules and pay difference. G. N. FOWLER.

I will range during the summer a bunch of fifty or more cattle for 20 cents a month each. C. W. Bailey, Maple City.

The best building stone at E. S. Hackworth=s quarry two miles east of Udall. Inquire at P. W. Smith=s store, Udall. Wanted: a man to quarry stone.

For Sale. 35 head of cows with calves by their sides. All of them high grade short-horns and about one-fourth of them full-bloods. Would prefer to sell in one lott. Time will be given with approved security. W. A. ELA. Five miles soutth of Winfield on the Walnut.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Cambridge Crumbs.

Say, Billy, how do you like that photo, eh?

Mr. Roberts is building an addition to his house.

Mr. Stapleton has sold his store to a Mr. Harden of Dexter.

Mr. Holden has moved into Cambridge and now occupies the residence formerly occupied by Prof. Albert.

Quite a pleasant party was given at the Cambridge House last Saturday evening. All enjoyed themselves hugely.

Joe Leedy left here for the East last Monday. Mrs. Leedy will follow by and by, but we think that Joe will conclude to return, satisfied that there is no place like Kansas.

Miss Minnie when are you and Miss E____ going to run another race? Next time, Miss E____, you had better notify Chicago drummers to Aclear the track@ so there will not be another collision. MOSS BACK.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Walnut Items.

The blizzard of Sunday raised real estate way up.

Farmers are done sowing oats and are plowing for corn.

Mr. A. J. Thompson is going to try the ALister@ system of planting corn.

Mr. John Mentch sold his wheat for one dollar per bushel, and Joe Mack sold 2,800 bushels for one dollar and five cents per bushel.

Mr. Robert Weakley has discarded sulky plows and is using walking plows. He claims the sulkies are too heavy for the work they do.

Mr. Jethro Cochran plowed his oats in with a stirring plow. Did so last season and they made a better yield than when drilled in.

Mr. T. A. Blanchard, Township Trustee and ex officio Assessor, has been at work assessing the personal property for thhe last week. He is doing the work very rapidly and accurately.

The agricultural statistics as far as gathered show a large amount of winter wheat killed. The peach buds are not all killed. With favorable weather the crop will be considerable.

The motto APlant Trees,@ ought to be APlant a tree and care for it until fully established.@ The numberr of trees set out each spring is wonderful; but alas! For want of care but few survive.

Mr. Cure is selling his cream to the creamery and feeding the milk to the calves. He finds that it pays better than to make butter and cheese at home, and saves a deal of worry and hard work.

Mr. G. W. Yount is putting down some tiling for the purpose of draining a pond. He paid four cents a foot for 2-1/2 inch tiles. They are shipped from St. Louis. It seems to me it would apy some person to make them here.

Mr. Dunn says his catle came through the winter in good condition, on less feed than usual, notwithstanding severe cold. The ground being frozen, stock get all the feed given them, instead of tramping them in the mud. SPECTATOR.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


TWENTY MILES FROM BARTOW, February 18, 1883.

FRIEND M. J. GILKEY: Please excuse me for not writing sooner. I am twenty miles from a post office. Have been to work very hard. Health very good. Nothing to eat but fish and sweet potatoes. I have bought 188 acres of Government land, lying on Lake Mabel and Lake Annie. I have set out four hundred pineapple plants and one hundred orange trees. There are lots of alligators here. I was fishing a few evenings ago and threw my hook over a small Agator@ and hauled him ashore. We have had new sweet potatoes about three weeks ago.

There has been lots of land taken up here this winter. It is very warm weather here and very dry. The thermometer Jan. 12 was down to 33 deg. Since then it has ranged from 40 tto 90. The mosquitoes are getting troublesome nights. I am not satisfied here. I miss the bracing breeze of Kansas. If I can sell, I may come back tto Kansas. This country is all sand and no soil; all lakes with plenty of good fish; lots of swamp and Agators.@ They cannot raise oranges without spending as much as they can make, buying fertilizers. The natives live on sweet potatoes all the year round, in log cabins without any doors or windows. The boys are hurrying me to go fishing. . . .

I went fishing and caught a bass that weighed 8-1/2 lbs., and one of the boys caught a gator about five feet long. I expect to go to Bartow Tuesday to stay a short time. I would like to see all the friends up there. Give them all my best wishes.

They raise from five to fifteen bushels of corn to the acre here, and the weevil eats that nearly all up. The hogs run out, and as they say here, they look very sorry. They look some like sun fish. The ponies and cattle get covered with ticks and look mighty sorry, too. I have bought a half interest in a yoke of oxen and wagon. There are three of us batching together. I bought some oranges for fifty cents a hundred. I have a shanty on my place, 16 x 20 feet, open at one end, and we cook by camp fire. One man that is with me I used to be acquainted with in Waverly, New York. Please write. Respectfully, H. SUTLIFF.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


O=Meara & Randolph (successors to Smith Bros.)

We have come to stay, not as a necessity or for our health, but to do BUSINESS, and inorder to do it we must offer GOOD GOODS AT PRICES that will make it a pleasure to buy your boots and shoes of us. Our NEW STOCK is arriving daily, and to make room for it we are determined to close out Smith Bros.= old stock, REGARDLESS OF COST. We still continue to handle Reynold Bros. Ladies= Fine Shoes & Stacy Adams= Men=s Fine Goods, as well as medium priced makes, and will insure fit, comfort, and service. Call and see us before buying your spring bill of Boots and Shoes. We will try and make it to your interest to trade with us in the future. Remember the place, Smith Bros. Old Stand, 3 doors North of Post Office.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Call on us before Borrowing elsewhere.

P. H. Albright & Co.



Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The new law permitting a husband or wife in Kansas to will away property in case they have no children, is in substance as follows: AAny married person having no children may devise one-half of his or her property to other persons than the husband or wife.@


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Some of the fellows have got up a ticket for the city election next Tuesday. They call it a kind of compromise ticket, claiming that it is on both sides of party politics, prohibition, water works, and every other question. Most of the candidates named are good fair men, but there is too little prohibition in it to call it a compromise on that question, being one prohibitionist to eight antis. In politics it is five Democrats, three Republicans, and one Greenbacker. The names are: Emerson for mayor; Kretsinger and Keck for council; Snow for police judge; O=Hare for citty attorney; Silver and Wallis for school board; and Long and Pratt for constables.It looks to us that the main point of the ticket is to elect councilmen in the interest of Mart Robinson=s water works, for the getters up are willing to trade off any of their candidates except Krets. The water works fellows want Krets bad. They would trade off the balance of the ticket if necessary, but he must be retained at all hazards. The fact is, they know Krets would do anything that Mart would ask and he would ask even worse things than he would do himself. If they had put Frank Finch and Capt. Siverd on their ticket for constables, they would have shown a great deal more sagacity, for they are tried men doing their duty honestly, carefully, and fairly, and will get the votes of the best men of all parties and factions. There is talk of calling a public meeting to nominate a ticket.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Many people in this section of the state have been wondering what induced Hon. D. C. Haskell to introduce a bill in Congress to punish white settlers for entering upon the lands of the Indian Territory. In order to know his reason for such action, the editor of the Columbus Courier addressed a letter to Mr. Haskell on the subject, and the following is the reply.



DEAR SIR: Yours is at hand having reference to a bill for the punishment of trespassers on Indian lands, which was recently introduced by me in the House of Representatives. The bill you refer to was introduced at the request of the President of the United States, coming to me as Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, through the Secretary of the Interior. I favor such an adjustment of Indian title to lands as shall make it wise policy to open the unused and unoccupied lands of the Territory to settlement. It is not now lawful to settle in the Indian Territory, and, therefore, no attempt should be made to invade the Territory, and those who do invade and trespass upon Indian lands should be punished. I hope that a legal way may soon be opened to the settlement of that country. I think the day is not far distant.

Respectfully, D. C. HASKELL.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Secretary Teller does not approve of Indian Agent Tuft=s report, which recommended that fences be allowed to remain in the Indian Territory. He will shortly issue a second order prohibiting the building of fences, and promptly ordering all fences now exisiting torn down. He says the Indians are opposed to fences, and their opposition ought to be recognized. If they had consented, the Secretary would have offered no objection.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Liberty Township.

We will be planting corn soon.

A number of riding plows have been bought by the boys this spring, and the teams are in good fix.

MARRIED. I am not much used to writing for papers, but must tell you how bad we (us boys) were all Atore up@ Sunday by the wedding. Billy Watkins has been fooling around here for some time, and finally married Annie Hoover against the wishes of quite a number of us. I suppose we will have to stand it since Billy Agot the drop on us.@ We had one of the biggest times at his wedding ever seen in Liberty Township. The old and young, little and big, from Grandfather Catlin down to babes in arms, were there. Mrs. Hoover, assisted by friends, continued to dish up and pour out good things to the hungry guests until late in the afternoon. In the course of time all seemed to be satisfied, while the piles of roasted chicken, pies, cakes, puddings, etc., on the side tables seemed as big as ever. At 5 o=clock =Squire Young from Tisdale was called out to tie the knot, which he did as if =twas nothing new to him. After congratulations were over, we left them alone in their glory; not without some regrets, however. As we left we noticed the thoughtful mother of the bride pressed into the hands of the guests a paper of cake for those left at home. Long may they prosper JAMES.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Rock Items.

Hens are down to business.

Farmers are busy plowing.

S. D. Williams is now assessing.

Good work horses are in great demand.

One case of measles and more to follow.

Tom Harp has the first colt of the season.

Some of our late wheat will have to be plowed up.

Ab. Holmes bought the Harcourt sheep of Osborne.

Wm. Grove is engaging cream for the Winfield creamery.

Miss Maggie Holmes has been visiting her sister in Augusta.

Miss Lou Wilbur has returned home from school in Augusta.

Miss Lou Strong has completed her school west of here. She has taught a good school.

MARRIED. Ed. Bailey and Ettie Lugh. Ed. hasn=t been seen since.

MARRIED??? Another pedagogue gone. Albert Brookshire and Lydia Martindale this time. Cigars, Albert.

Marion Harcourt has sold his range (370 acres) east of here, and about 700 sheep, including 200 lambs, to William Osborne for $3,500.

Dr. Horrniday and brother from Indianapolis have been visiting S. P. Strong. They are thinking of locating here. We need a good doctor.

Jonathan Holmes, brother to John B. Holmes, has sold out in Arkansas and is on his way here.

AGene Wilbur@ has bought Wm. Parsons= farm. Price $2,500. Mr. Parsons remains on the farm until fall.

Geo. Turner=s sale went off well, hogs bringing about 10 cents per pound and other things selling very high.

The Misses McWilliams have finished their schools and now are at home. They are among our best teachers.

Sam Strong caused a sudden depression in the egg market last week. A large dry-goods box was sitting near where he was standing. He got his foot in it, and Easter Eggs were scarce. His family have been eating eggs for the past week, and a week=s supply still on hand.

Dave Stalter bought John B. Holmes= light wagon. Dave has the county right for AThe Great Fuel Saver.@ It is a pig thing. It is a drum to place upon the pipe, allowing no heat to escape up the chimney. One cord of wood will run a family two yearsCproviding the head of the family skirmishes around sufficiently. Dave says he came home one night quite late and gathered up a handful of straw, which was saturated with frost, and then threw it into the stove. The room became so hot that he had to take his coat off and go out doors to cool off. JIM.

[Note: They said: AIt is a pig thing.@ PROBABLY MEANT TO SAY BIG THING!]


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Our literary has adjourned until October next.

All our prophecies in regard to weddings seem to be Ano good.@ Don=t believe any signs are reliable in Kansas. Still the near future must decide the affair for more than one couple in our community.

With the exception of the Ladies= Mite Society, everything seems to be postponed until the crops are attended to. The last Mite at Mr. Fluek=s was a success, both socially and financially. The ladies propose to keep them up all summer.

DIED. The measles have been playing sad havoc to our neighborhood. Mr. Allen buried his wife last Saturday. She was sick but a short time, was thought to be getting along all right, but took a relapse. She was an estimable lady and will be sadly missed by her friends. She will leave a vacancy in the family circle that can never be filled. Our young people have about all got around almost as good as ever. School has begun again.

Old winter is about to take his departure. Already the weeds begin to show themselves and the thrifty farmer is turning them under in his fields. Quite a number of our people have considerable corn planted. A. S. Gay as usual is in the front with 50 acres planted. His energetic man, Charlie Humphrey, is a whole team. The majority are ready with more or less ground and soon planting will begin in earnest on all our fertile farms. X.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

South Fairview Items.

Farmers are busy fixing to plant corn.

At present time there is no sickness, we believe.

The late rain-fall was very much needed.

There will be more corn planted in this community than usual.

The early vegetation has started to grow very fast during the last few warm days.

Mrs. Florence Drummonds is visiting Mrs. William Orr.

Mr. William Orr is improving his front yard by putting a nice stone wall around it.

Mrr. Upman Curfman steps into the bachelor ranks this spring. He is farming for himself, preparatory to getting married, we suppose.

Mr. Hollingsworth, a very enterprising farmer in this locality, has improved his farm by puttting up a very large wind-mill. Mr. Hollingsworth has lately bought some very fine half-blooded Norman horses and Durrham cattle. He intends to sow his entire place down in Johnson grass and go into the stock business. His head is level and he will make it win.

A terrible fire broke out last week somewhere in the west side, and came through this neighborhood, doing considerable damage by burning a great deal of prairie and millet hay. Persons should be more careful about fire in the spring, and should never set it out in windy weather.

MARRIED. We learn that Mr. Walter Limbockr and Miss Louisa Isom, formerly of this part but late of Arkansas City, were joined in the holy bonds of mattrimony by Judge Gans Wednesday last. We join their many friends in wishing them a long and happy life. May all their ttroubles be Alitle ones.@ ROBROY.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

Mr. J. J. Johnson is home from Topeka.

Mr. James Barr and family have moved to Winfield.

Mrrs. J. W. Hoyland is up and around but is not in usual health.

Dr. Irwin is prescriing for and waiting on the sick in this vicinity.

Mr. Joseph McMillen has bought the Gunn quarter. He has a good bargain.

MARRIED. Mr. Otis May and bride will go to housekeeping after this week. Happiness attend them.

Mrs. Mollie Peters= children are recovering from the measles, as are Mr. John Brooks= children also.

Mrs. Edgar is sick with the measles but is getting along finely. Mrs. Rief is also quite sick and is improving slowly.

Mr. and Mrs. Watsonberger are in a quiet little home nest of their own and seem to think ABe it ever so humble, there=s no place like home.@

Some of the Salemites attending the literary at Queen Village on Friday evening came home highly delighted, pronouncing it excellent and the actors charming.

Mr. :Powers is highly delighted with his farm and says Mr. Davis did not make it out as good as it really is. He has rented to Mr. J. E. Hoyland for three years and the privilege of five, if he chooses to stay.

Mr. Bovee had the misfortune to lose his stable and corn planter by fire. His little boy, seeing the rest burn weeds, etc., thought he could do the same, and procuring matches, he made a fire in a pile of rubbish back of the stable, and the result you know. It is indeed too bad.

BIRTH. Off on a tourCJoe Hoyland=s derby. Anyone finding a good derby hat in this vicinity will know now to whom it belongs. The wind carried it off, and searching failed to reveal its destination. But J. E. has captured a boy from up on the Grouse, and thinks of keeping him quite a while.

There was a social party of youngg people assembled at Mr. Shield=s not long since, and fun and oysters were on the programme; but that is all I can tell about it. Those that were there express themselves highly entertained. I know from experience that Mr. and Mrs. Shields are a genial host and hostess. Some of the young people, on the same evening, met in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Franklin and listened with pleasure to the sweet music of the harmonica as played by Mr. Franklin. Music has charms that drive away dull care and soothe the weary brain.

On Sabbath last Rev. Graham preached to the Dexter people, and Rev. Fleming of Arkansas City held the Salemites spellbound by his eloquence of oratory, and the deep earnestness of the several prayers certainly reached the sad hearted ones of the congregation, if any such were there, as well as the throne to which it was addressed. He was the guest of Mr. McMillen and family and they too, seemed highly delighted with his company. Come again, we say with one voice. From here he accompanied Rev. Graham to his afternoon or evening service at Walnut Valley.

Spring has come, and all are busy both out in the sunshine and in the house. The broom and brush and plenty of Aelbow grease@ are in as much demand as the rake and hoe. With our hard work we have pleasures and sorrows about as equally mingled as are other things in this life, but with firmness we may say to ourselvesC

ALook not mournfully into the pastC

It comes not back again;

Wisely improve the present, it is thine;

Go forth to meet the shadowy future

Without fear and with a brave heart.@

The men are preparing the ground for the golden corn, and ere this appears before the public, much of the Salem corn will be in the field ready to sprout when the warm rains come. Mr. Martin has plated some.

DIED. Death has again taken away a young man in the vigor of youth, from our neighborhood. A large concourse of sympathizing neighbors met at the Salem schoolhouse to pay their last respects to the remains of Mr. Robert Crane. The only members of his mother=s family that were able to be present were his sister, Miss Ida, and his brother, Edward. The poor, widowed mother (away in Kentucky) will hear the sad tidings that her ARobby@ is no more. To all the sad hearted the word goes outCfor there are graves in all our hearts o=er which we shed sad, bitter tearsCand though a living form is sometimes buried there, the busy world goes tramping on, unmindful of tears or aching hearts; but such is life. Death will sometime come to us all. May we fall asleep and wake to happiness in eternity.



Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Arkansas City Correspondence.

Mr. (Drury) Warren lost several head of cows and calves in a prairie fire last week in the Territory.

Burt Thompson, working with Steadman Bros., gunsmitths, shot himself in the second toe while puttting cartridges in a revolver. He hobbles around on one foot now.

The rain of Saturday last was not as heavy in the Territory below here as at this place. Grss needed rain very much and it will be the saving of many wheat fields.

The arrest of Wilkinson and Hatfield for stealing horses, caused considerable comment last week, and wilol enable some farmers along the line to sleep more soundly at night.

C. M. Scott will soon begin fencing his 2,500 acres, twelve miles east of this place on the state line, to hold his cattle in next winter. It is one of the best ranches for fine stock in Kansas, being easy of access, well watered, and with canyons for shelter.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Senator Hackney returned today from Topeka.

Miss Jennie Lowry is visiting friends in Arkansas Citty.

At the April election in 1881 there were 489 votes polled.

Mr. J. H. Serviss was over from the Grouse Valley Monday.

The sale of the Wallis building was made through Curns & Manser.

Judge McDonald is sowing a lot of blue grass on his thousand acre farm.

Wilber and Charlie Dever came down Friday and were present at the dance that evening.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root returned this week from a visit to his parents in Cherryvale.

Assessor Short has begun his work of taking the lists of taxable property and population.

Mr. T. D. Lewis came in last week and will spend this week looking over his property interests here.

Whiting Bros., have put a handsome new wagon on the street. It is nicely lettered with the firm name.

Mr. A. H. Jennings purchased the Wallis & Wallis brick building Monday for six thousand dollars.

Hay has become a very scarce commodity and is in active demand at six to six and a half dollars a ton.

Judge Torrance and J. C. Fuller talk of erecting brick business houses on the lots adjoining Green=s office.

Mr. Samuel Pitt returned from Colorado last week and was taking in the improvements of our city Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen and their daughter, Miss Gertrude, have returned from a visit to friends in Kansas City.

Mr. Bryson W. Hanna made us a pleasant call Monday. He has purchased the Howard farm in Walnut Township.

There is not a good residence house for rent in this city. The real estate offices are overrun with persons looking for houses.

Marshal Herrod=s family have been having a severe tussle with the measles. One of his little girls is at present dangerously ill.

Jas. Fahey left for Newton Monday. He has purchased a restaurant and lunch counter there and will open up in that business at once.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Lost. On road north of Winfield, one fur glove. By returning the same to me or the COURIER office, the finder will receive $1.00. J. C. PAGE.

There are six hundred and five voters registeredCtwo hundred and seventy-seven in the second ward and three hundred and twenty-eight in the first ward.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s parents in Liberty Township, March 25, by E. P. Young, Esq., Mr. Wm. A. Watkins and Miss Annie M. Hoover, both of Liberty.

A number of the young friends of Miss Leota Gary went out to Centennial in Beaver Township, Friday afternoon, to witness the closing exercises of her winter term of school.

Judge Caldwell has been spending a week with us. The Judge retains good health and the same genial, companionable qualities which distinguished him while a resident of our city. [THINK THIS SHOULD BE COLDWELL.]

Dr. Phillip Krohn, one of the purest orators on the American platform, will deliver his celebrated lecture, AAmerican Statesmen,@ April 10th at the Baptist Church. Everybody should hear this lecture.

Master Lamar Kretsinger entertained a number of his young friends on his birthday last Saturday. In spite of the disagreeable weather, the party was a decided success and the young folks enjoyed it immensely.

The Mulvane Record makes its appearance this week and is a neat five-column quarto. It is edited by Kelly & Knowlin. They announce in their salutatory that they have risked their Alittle all@ and have Acome to stay.@

County Superintendent Limerick is now settled down to housekeeping again in Winfield, and is occupying his property on east Ninth Avenue. Mrs. Limerick has been teaching in Rock Township this winter, her school closing last week.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The social at Col. McMullen=s last Thursday evening by the ladies of the Woman=s Christian Temperance Union was one of the most pleasant gatherings of the season. At an early hour the large parlors of this beautiful residence were filled to overflowing. After all had arrived and mingled together socially until 9 o=clock, an excellent collation was served by the ladies of the Union. A somewhat different plan from the usual one was observed in regard to the financial part of the program. A contribution box was passed around and those present allowed to contribute any amount their consciences might dictate. The plan was a novel one for such an occasion and worked admirably, the result being entirely satisfactory. Mr. and Mrs. McMullen entertained the company with that characteristic hospitality which banishes all restraint and makes their guests free to enjoy to the fullest extent an evening spent in their pleasant home.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

One of the most welcome visitors at this office during the week was Rev. James E. Platter of Winfield. Mr. Platter had just returned from Mayfield, where he had been to assist in the dedication of the new Presbyterian Church at that place, and was on his way to Caldwell upon business connected with the church there. The Rev. gentleman has been pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Winfield for the last nine years, and to him is due more than any other the Arise and progress@ of Prebyterianism in this section of Kansas. A young man of splendid physique, fine education, broad and catholic views, and more than all, rare good sense and a knowledge of the world as it is and men as they are, the whole grounded upon an active sincerity to do the Master=s work, combine to make him a powerful instrument for good in any community. Wellingtonian.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The East side was the scene of a neighborhood war Sunday morning over a chicken depredation. One neighbor had put out poisoned corrn meal for another one=s fowls. The bait took and the offending chickens began to drop off, when their owner came to the rescue and with his four pound fist under the other fellow=s nose made him take a hoe and cover up the poison. Chickens are the prevailing cause of neighborhood quarrels. We even heard of two ladies getting into a hand-to-hand fight over them in the south part of town lately. The American Eagle ought to be replaced with a rooster. The average American will fight for it quicker than for the principles embodied in the declaration of Independence. There ought to be a herd law for chickens.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Every schoolhouse in Kansas should be surrounded by a grove of treesCcottonwoods will do; elms, ash, and catalpas are better. County Superintendents should appoint a day to be devoted by the patrons and pupils to decorating and beautifying the school grounds. A handsome school building in a grove of thrifty young trees is a Athing of beauty and joy forever.@ In no other way will a small amount of work and the investment of a small sum of money do so much good for the school and the town as in the planting and cultivating of trees in our school grounds.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The benefit ball Friday evening was a very pleasant affair, although the attendance was not as large as might have been expected. The hall was nicely arranged and the music, by Messrs. Roberts, Crippen, Smith, and Stimson was simply magnificent. The ladies= costumes were elegant in the extreme, and indicate that Winfield is rapidly becoming a fashionable city. Several parties were present from a distance. The entertainment netted the band about twenty-five dollars.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The subscription for the Arkansas City telephone line was only half securedCbut one huundred of the two hundred dollars being subscribed. Somehow or other our people evinced but little interest in it. The full amount asked has been made up at Arkansas City and the managers are only waiting our action before putting in the line. We should like to see the balance subscribed.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

T. H. Soward, Chief Mustering Officer, G. A. R., Dept. of Kansas, mustered a No. 1 Post of 23 old veterans at Burden, Kansas, last Saturday. Harvey Smith was elected Post Commander, John Ledlie, Adjutant. The old soldiers of Cowley County are going into the Posts rapidly. This is the fourth Post organized in the county: Winfield, Arkansas City, Dexter, and Burden each having a Post.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Dr. Davis returned from an extended trip through Missouri, eastern Kansas, and the Indian Territory. He saw some very fine country, but none as nice as Cowley. He says that when he returned home and looked from his farm, saw our beautiful valley, with Winfield resting in its bosom, he made up his mind that Winfield and Cowley were indeed blessed.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

DIED. Several weeks since a German by the name of Sheshack mysteriously disappeared from the neighborhood of Cedarvale. He had been to town to procure medicine and started to return home, since which time no trace of him was found until last Sunday, when his body was found in the timber on Big Caney not far from town.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Vermilye Bros. brought in two car loads of thoroughbred cattle Friday and will place them on their stock farm south of town. The cattle are very fine. By the way, it is astonishing to note the number of fine cattle being brought into the county this spring. A car load or two is unloaded here almost every day.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Miss Nettie McCoy and class will give a concert at the Presbyterian Church, Monday evening, April 2nd, and will be assisted by the Courier Band and Prof. Roberts= orchestra. The friends of the class, and all interested, are invited. Doors open 7:30; concert begins at 8. Admission free.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

George McIntire, Deputy U. S. Marshal, captured several horse thieves at Arkansas City and in the edge of the Territory last week. They are now confined in jail here. George has been on the track of this gang for some time and has at last succeeded in breaking it up.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Mr. S. Nawman has added to our collection this week two mammoth eggs from a Brahma hen which measure six inches in circumference. They would be taken for goose eggs if found in a goose pasture. These are a little larger than the famous eggs we received last year.



Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

McGuire Bros. had what might have proved a serious conflagration last week. A lamp in their store exploded, scattering the oil over the floor in a burning mass. It was finally subdued with flour sacks and water before much damage was done.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Facts and Figures. S. Kesner is loaning money at ten percent straightCyou get all you borrow; or seven percent interest and eight percent commission. Drop him a card at Winfield, stating what you want, and he will come and see you.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Messrs. Pugsley & Zook have received an immense stock of boots and shoes, and to dispose of them they have called on John Hyden for help. John is one of the best salesmen in the city and we congratulate Messrs. Pugsley & Zook on acquiring such valuable clerical help.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Wirt W. Walton was presented with a magnificent gold watch by his constituents at Clay Center Monday. It was a fitting testimonial to his efficient and energetic labors in the session of the legislature just closed.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The Horse Thief Particulars.

We clip the following account of the capture of two horse thieves by Deputy U. S. Marshal McIntire, mentioned in another column, from the Arkansas City Democrat.

About three weeks ago a young man by the name of Jay Wilkinson, a well known cowboy of the Indian Territory, sold a pony to Capt. J. B. Nipp of this city, and a few days afterward the Captain found out that the pony had been stolen from a ranchman in the Territory, and informed Deputy U. S. Marshal McIntire of the fact, who, in company with a gentleman by the name of Phipps, started out to capture Wilkinson, whom they learned was at Smithey=s ranch on the Cimarron River in the Indian Territory. Upon arriving at the ranch, they found out that Wilkinson had been informed by some of his confederates in this city in regard to the movements of Deputy McIntire, and with two of his companions had proceeded to an old dug-out some ten miles from the ranch, armed and equipped with provision and ammunition, with the intention of standing the officers off. George and Mr. Phipps made a careful survey of the situation, and found that the boys were too well fortified to attempt an attack by themselves, so they quietly pulled out for Caldwell, where they secured the services of Deputy U. S. Marshal Hollister and another gentleman and returned for their game. When they arrived at the dug-out, they found it deserted, but the indications were that the boys had made a hasty exit, as they left behind a shot-gun, revolver, and a number of other articles, and upon looking around they discovered Wilkinson and his two companions just disappearing over a hill some two miles distant. They immediately mounted their horses and started in pursuit, and had a lively chase for twenty miles, when they arrived at Johnson=s ranch, where they found Jack Martin sick in bed and the only one at the camp, who informed them that Wilkinson and one of his gang had been there about half an hour before them, and had left their ponies and taken two of the best horses at the ranche and struck out in a northerly direction.

Just as the officers and posse were getting ready to leave, a young man by the name of Frank Hostetter, whom they had spotted as one of the gang, rode up and they placed him under arrest, and left one man to guard him, while the remainder of the party struck out after Wilkinson, whom they followed for about forty miles in the direction of the State, but finally lost track of him, and returned to the ranch after Hostetter. Hostetter was brought up to the city and taken before Commissioner Bonsall for preliminary examination, and bound over in the sum of $500 to appear at the next term of the U. S. Court at Wichita; being unable to give the required bond, he was taken to Winfield and placed in the county jail to await trial.

Wednesday, the same day the officers arrived in this city with Hostetter, Wilkinson rode into Johnson=s ranch with the intention of again swapping horses, but as Smithey and Johnson happened to be at the camp at the time they persuaded him, with a couple of double-barreled shot-guns to give himself up, and the next day took him to Caldwell and turned him over to Deputy U. S. Marshal Hollister, who telegraphed to George McIntire that he had started for this place with the prisoner, and to meet him in the Territory so there would be no trouble; and George, in company with Marshal Sinnott, Patterson, Nipp, and Rarrick, started out and met Hollister about twelve miles from the City and escorted him in. Wilkinson had his preliminary examination on Saturday and was sent up to the county jail to await his trial at the next term of the U. S. Court.

There are four or five others connected with the gang whom the officers are laying in wait for, and the indications are that they will bring them to taw [?tow?] before many days.

LATER. Since writing the above the officers arrested another young man known as Mulvane George, whom they have good reasons to believe is connected with the gang. His bond was fixed at $500 and his father, who resides at Mulvane, was telegraphed to and came down and fixed it up.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Mann=s Clothing Boom.

Our veteran clothier, J. S. Mann, comes to the front this week with an extraordinary spring clothing boom. He is one of our most enterprising and foreseeing businessmen, and months ago began preparations for a spring trade, which he feels sure will out-do anything of the kind yet attempted here. He has filled his mammoth store room with the choicest and best products of Eastern manufacturies. In its selection he has kept pace with growth and increasing wealth of our county, and the goods displayed are a much finer grade and more stylish than heretofore introduced in the Western trade. Indeed, his cheapest lines of goods are equal in style and fit to a merchant tailor=s work. No citizen can afford to go through the summer without a visit to Mann=s clothing emporium.




Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat today (Wednesday) brings 90 to 95 cents; corn 30 to 34 cents; hogs $6.00 to $6.25. But little wheat is being brought in. Corn is fairly active.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The County Treasurer has been notified of the intended consolidation of the Caldwell, Arkansas City and Newton branches of the Santa Fe railroad. Our stock will be taken up and consolidated stock issued instead. The matter will be brought up at the April meeting of the Board of Commissioners.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Agent Branham of the K. C., L. & S. Is one of the most popular railroad officials we have ever had. He is just the reverse of his predecessors, in being gentlemanly, obliging, and accommodating. One can now transact business at the K. C. L. & S. Depot without fear of being insulted and abused.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Cal. Ferguson has received a lot of magnificent buggies and Surry wagons from the Columbus Buggy Co., this week. He has sold a large number of these buggies during the past year and they have given general satisfaction. Call and see them.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

I now have on hand a large lot of Combined Listers, which can be purchased at about the same price as the farmers have heretofore been compelled to pay for worthless ones, put on the market by unscrupulous dealers. S. H. Myton.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The following marriage licenses have been issued by Judge Gans during the week.


W. H. Randall to Jane Scott.

Alex Ferguson to Mary J. Mitchell.

The matrimonial market is unusually dull this week.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Register Nixon is receiving piles of letters and propositions regarding his new traction engine from persons who want to buy machines or become interested in the patents.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Parties contemplating a trip east are cordially invited to call at the K. C. L. & S. K. Depot where any information as to routes, rates, etc., is cheerfully given.




Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Council Procedings.


Council met in special session, on call of the Mayor.

The proposed ordinance amending the ordinance relating to fire limits was taken up for consideration by sections and sections 1, 2, and 3 were separately read, considered, and adopted by an affirmative vote of the three Councilmen present. The ordinance as a whole was then submitted to a vote upon its final passage with the following result: Those voting aye were Councilmen Wilson, Gary, and McMullen; nays one, and the ordinance was declared passed and approved by the Mayor.

The Mayor stated that he would, with the consent of the council, remit the fine asssessed by the Police Judge against C. L. Harter for a violation of the ordinance relating to erection of buildings of combustible material, for the reason that the erection was an ice house necessary for the use of the hotel operated by Mr. Harter. On motion, the Council consented to such remission by an affirmative vote of the three Councilmen present.

On motion the Council adjourned.

M. G. TROUP, Mayor.

Attest: L. H. WEBB, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Announcement. McGuire Bros. have their two stores chuck full of goods. Their house in Winfield is located on the corner where everybody goes before they leave town. They have all kinds of staple and fancy groceries. Their store at Tisdale is chuck ffull of everything. Dry goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Hardware, Queensware; in fact, anything you want you can find there. They pay Winfield prices for all kinds of produce. We have just returned from the Eastern markets where we have purchased for both stores a complete stock of everything. We extend for the public our thanks for past patronage and will try, by square dealing and fair treatment, to merit a continuance of the same.



Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

DIED. Died March 22, of malarial fever following an attack of the measles, Florence, only child of Mrs. Evelyn Judd, and granddaughter of Dr. C. and Mrs. L. M. Perry. The mother and grandparents return their sincere thanks for kind attentions.

Deah has cast its shadow over another happy home and the hearts of friends are borne down with grief at the loss of their brightest household gem. These visitations of the angel of death are especially sad when the little ones are taken. The bereaved parent and grandparents have the sympathies of the community.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Ira McCommon made an assignment to Frank W. Finch, assignee, on Tuesday for the benefit of his creditors. His liabilities do not exceed five hundred dollars and the assets are much greater. We hope to see him on his feet again soon.

Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Many of the winter schools throughout the county have closed and the weary school ma=ams can take a short rest before commencing the summer campaign.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

MARRIED. Married March 18, 1883, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence in Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, Mr. Nathan W. Johnson and Miss Cordelia Kimble.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The beautiful button-hole bouquets worn by the Courier Cornet Band at the Dress Ball last Friday evening were arranged by Mrs. Geo. H. Crippen.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The Library Association will hold its regularly monthly meeting on Tuesday, April third, at 3 p.m., in the library rooms. By order of the secretary.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The Misses Harden left for Jacksonville, Florida, Monday, where they will join their parents.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

The receipts at the K. C., L. & S. Depot Saturday amounted to over fifteen hundred dollars.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Mrs. J. C. Curry is lying very ill with pneumonia, following an attack of the measles.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Mrs. Albro left for the East Monday to be gone several weeks.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Everybody knows John and Tom at McGuire Bros.

You can get full weight and measure at McGuire Bros.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Miscellaneous and standard books at Goldsmith=s.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Akron Brevities.

A muddy Easter.

Singing school at the church every Saturday night.

Every person busy, with their own business; consequently, everybody is happy.

A gentleman from Illinois has been stopping at Mr. Lacy=s and contemplates moving to Kansas.

Mr. Savage=s new house is going up rapidly under the management of Mr. Hyde of Winfield.

T. C. Covert has a stock sale this Wednesday, and this will be a chance for some fellow just married to buy a cow.

Farmers all plowing for corn. There will be more corn planted this season than usual. Some will commence planting this week.

Four of our young men started to Colorado recently. We wish them good luck, but expect to see them back before long, sadder but wiser.

Mr. Heffner has moved upon the Fisk farm, and a man from Indiana has moved into the place vacated. We did not learn the gentleman=s name.

There has been a cyclone lately at Akron. It tore away the kitchen of the store, raised the roof, and carried the store itself 100 feet. (A human cyclone.)

Land buyers, cattle buyers, and hog buyers are around every day. And a person can get their own prices for anything in shape of a calf or a pig. Real estate is advancing rapidly.

R. P. Burt=s four nephews from Texas have come to live with him. They are a bright looking family and will be welcomed to our cirrcle. Mr. Burt had the misfortune to lose one of his horses recently, but with a hunt of five days he found it in a barbed wire fence two miles beyond Augusta.

Quite a number of the young folks dropped in on Mr. Weimer Friday night with a bushel of peanuts, and they sang, played, kissed, and ate peanuts till 2 o=clock in the morning, when they all went home feeling that a better time they never had. Mr. and Mrs. Weimer and Miss Katie just know how to entertain such a party. But they don=t quite deserve this puff, for they did not invite poor AUDUBON.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


If sold within the next 10 days, will give a better bargain than will ever be offered again on my farm of 160 acres adjoining the city of Winfield. Tto be appreciated it needs only to be seen, and it must at least double in value within the next five years. Also an improved 80 acre farm and 1 citty lot at bed rock prices. Long payments will be given. If not sold, these two farms are for rent, low for money rent. If rented to the right man, he can obtain privilege of re-renting for a term of years. My reasons for selling are a desire to change my business. Call on Dr. W. R. Davis, over Sam Myton=s.

March 27, 1883.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.


Corner of Main Street and 12th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas. Instruction given on Piano, Organ, Guitar, Violin, Cornet, etc. Also Thorough Bass and Voice Culture. Call at our Institute, and by examining our pupils, you will find that we have the largest number of the most advanced and thoroughly taught music pupils in the city. C. FARRINGER, Principal.



Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.



In my

Spring stock of Fine Clothing I have this season outdone all former efforts, and show an assortment of fabrics in SACK AND FROCK SUITS, COATS, VESTS, AND SINGLE PARTS IN ALL SHADES, From which the most FASTIDIOUS DRESSERS Can make a choice, of which they may well feel proud.


A very large and elegant variety of PLAIN & FANCY SHIRTS AND FURNISHING GOODS.

Most complete line of BOOTS AND SHOES IN THE CITY.

Returning thanks to the citizens of Cowley County for the large share of patronage bestowed on me in the past and soliciting a continuance of same, I remain, very truly,



Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

SKIPPED ORDINANCE NO. 169, prohibiting the erection of certain buildings and additions thereto, of combustible material, within certain limits of the City of Winfield.


Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Miscellaneous Ads...on back page.

JAS. H. BULLENE & CO., Dealers in Pine Lumber, Hannibal Lime, Louisville Cement, Plaster and Plastering Hair, National Mixed Paint, Cleveland (only genuine) Rubber Paint, Building Paper, Carpet Felt,, etc., South Main Street, Winfield.

G. W. HUNT, MERCHANT TAILOR, Ninth Ave., Winfield. Keeps constantly on hand a full line of samples. All persons desiring work done in his line will do well to call on him at his place of business, two doors east of Kadau=s shoe shop. Cutting done on short notice.

S. H. CRAWFORD, CONTRACTOR & BUILDER. Job work of all kinds and charges reasonable. Also Manufacturer and Dealer in the Four Peg Washer. Orders from a distance solicited and promptly filled. Shop on Ninth Avenue, east of Main street, Winfield, Kansas.

LINDEL HOTEL. ROBERT HUDSON has taken hold of the Lindel Hotel again; has refited and refurnished it from to to bottom, and proposes to run it in first-class style hereafter. He will also run the Bath House in connection with it. Mr. Hudson is one of Winfield=s old-time landlords ad understands how to run a hotel.

AUGUST KADAU, BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURER, Ninth Avenue, Winfield, I keep a large stock of finest calfskin and oak-tanned sole leather. I warrant my work to fit as well and last as long as any you can get done. I take pleasure in referring to my customers of the past four yearsCand they are numerous.

ALVIN BISBEE, FINE BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURER, Nintth Avenue, Winfield. I Apoint with pride@ to a long and successful career as cobbler to the denizens of this place. When I build a pair of boots, I am bound to satisfy my customersCfor my professional reputation is worth more to me than silver and gold. My prices are such that I can do good work and make a living and no more.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


Last Saturday, March 31st, the executive council in session at Topeka elected the three railroad commissioners as provided by the law passed by the legislature. The hundred candidates had narrowed down to about a dozen. Out of this number choice was made and the lucky men are:

L. L. Turner, of Sedan, Chautauqua County.

Judge James Humphrey, of Junction City, Davis County.

Henry Hopkins, of Lansing, Leavenworth County.

They will serve one, two, and three years in the order named, Hopkins having the longest term and Turner the shortest. Of these three Humphrey is the only Democrat. Each commissioner was chosen by unanimous vote.

Turner was endorsed by Seantors Hackney, Long, and Sluss, Hon. B. W. Perkins, and the entire southwest delegation. . . .

Turner is a wealthy banker, worth $75,000; has never been in politics, but is a sagacious businessman and a fine accountant. He used to be in the United States land office, of Humboldt.



Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


Eli Perkins sent the following dispatch to the Chicago Tribune, March 28.

Wheat in Kansas from Kansas City to Salina, and from Salina to the Indian Nation, looks fine. Along the Santa Fe road, around Emporia, Newton, Winfield, Arkansas City, Howard, and Cherryvale, it could not look better. The outlook for wheat in Kansas is 10 percent above previous years. Farmers along the Santa Fe road are all prosperous. . . .

Taking the four states, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, the average condition of winter wheat is not ovewr ten percent off of last year=s average.

There is no hog cholera in Kansas, and never has been. The Kansas hog crop is very large and increasing. I see a disposition all over Southern Kansas for farmers to go into stock. Sheep raising north of the Nation has had a set back. The sheep have a disease called scab. Good open land can be had along the Santa Fe road almost anywhere in Southwestern and Middle Kansas for from $8 to $12 per acre. By this I mean black, alluvial land, sure of fifty to sixty bushels of corrn to the acre, and where there has never been any hog cholera. Southwestern Kansas presents a good opening for any emigrants who want to get rich.





Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


He Meets the Smartest Farmer in KansasCHow to get Rich.

Correspondene of the K. C. Journal.

WINFIELD, March 30. AI=ll tell you how I have made all my money,@ said John Dixon, a rrich farmer out on the Santa Fe road, south of Newton. AI=ve made it rising corn and weeds separately. I raise all my weeds in my hog pasture and my corn in my cornfield. I don=t mix =em.@

The wisdom of the old man=s remarks made me ask him some more questions for they all tell me Mr. Dixon is the richest and most flourishing farmer in Kansas.

AI have never seen a year since I came out here on the Santa Fe road that I haven=t made money in legitimate farming in Kansas, and I haven=t worked very hard either. Look at my hands.@

I looked at them and they were white and not over callous.

AYou see, I have always stuck to stock. Corn, hogs, and cattle will make any farmer rich in southern Kansas,@ continued Mr. Dixon.

AHow did you manage the grasshopper year, seven years ago?@ I asked.

AWhy stock did better than anything else that year. You can=t stop stock growing. It grows in the rain and in the drouth, in the night and on Sundays. I have always made it a point to keep one bin of 800 bushels of corn over till the next crop was assured. That 800 bushels of corn saved me the grasshopper year. It=s a cheap insurance, for I can always sell that corn at the top price in September after I know what my crop is going to do. But you want to know how I started in twenty years ago. Well I homesteaded a farm. Then I planted twenty acres of black walnut trees, and took in one hundred and sixty acres more. So I have 320 acres.@

AHow did you happen to plant black walnuts instead of cottonwoods?@ I asked.

AI did it because it was easier. I simply run furrows six feet apart, dropped the black walnuts on the ground low down, stepped on them, and left them till spring. In the spring the black walnuts sprouted. They were in the little hollow and the sun didn=t burn =em up. In August when the black walnuts were up about a foot, I turned a furrow to them on both sides and now I=ve got black walnut woodsCtwenty acres of it. Ten dollars a year is enough to make on a crop, that don=t have to be even harvested.@

I said to Mr. Dixon: AI saw nine acres of black walnut timber sold for $10,000 over in Indiana last fall. It was sold for over a thousand dollars an acre. You have got more on that twenty acres than you ever dream of. A black walnut tree planted in rich Kansas soil, the natural home of the black walnut, will be worth when fifty years old, $50. It will gain a dollar a year. I have seen black walnut trees in Pennsylvania sold for $180 a tree. I have seen black walnut stumps sold for $15 in Ohio.@

ALast fall,@ said Mr. Dixon, AI planted black walnuts two feet apart clear around my farm. My idea is to leave them so thick that they will run to timber, and not to branches. When they are five years old, I will string a barbed wire on them, and when they are ten years old, I will have six barbed wires on them, a living fence. This fence will be increasing in value every year. I will eventually have 10,000 trees, four feet apart, clear round my farm. When these trees are twenty years old, they will be worth $20 apiece. When they are fifty years old, they will be worth $50 apiece. Just multiply 10,000 trees by fifty dollars and you will see what my farm will be worthCwhy just $500,000.@

AYour figures astound me, Mr. Dixon, but I believe there is truth in them. Black walnut lumber in New York is worth $130 a thousand. Black walnut is worth just as much in London and Liverpool as mahogany. A row of black walnuts in Kansas are worth as much as a row of mahogany trees in Central America. Southern Kansas is the home of the black walnut. Walnut bottom on which Winfield and Arkansas City are situated, every acre of it could be made worth $500 an acre in twenty years if immediately planted to walnut trees.@



Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


A full and complete settlement has just been made between J. S. Danford and the Merchant=s and Drover=s Bank of Caldwell, Kansas, on the one hand and their creditors on the other. By the terms of this settlement, all the Sumner County property, real and personal, held and owned by J. S. Danford and the Merchant=s and Drover=s Bank was accepted in full settlement of all claims against them. These claims amounted to nearly $76,000. This is a settlement also of all claims or damages on the part of J. S. Danford, and by its terms he agrees to dismiss the suit for $100,000 now pending in the courts against S. S. Richmond and others. This settlement was effected by Charles Wilsie and J. W. Huey, of Wellington, attorneys for Danford, and W. A. McDonald, of Wellington, attorney on behalf of the creditors.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


Thirty houses will be built at Geuda Springs in the next sixty days.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


The hostiles continue their depredations in Arizona. Ten whites are reported killed.

The Texas cattle drive for the coming spring is estimated at 220,000 head of which 140,000 will be yearling steers, and 25,000 three-year-old steers, cows and heifers. Of the total amount to be driven, not more than 120,000 will be put upon the market for shipment.

The population of Kansas is, in round numbers, 1,000,000. The report of the State Superintendent of schools says that the number of school-going age enrolled is 269,978. Here we have the wonderful phenomenon of over one-fourth of the population of a great state going to school.

Judge H. C. McComas and wife were murdered on March 28th, by the Apaches at Thompson Canon, eighteen miles from Lordsburg, New Mexico. Their son was with them and is supposed to be captured. Judge McComas was a member of the law firm of McComas & McKeighan, of St. Louis. His wife was a sister of Senator Ware, of Kansas.

A Lordsburg dispatch says: AA party returned from the scene of the massacre in Thompson=s canon. They found Mrs. Judge McComas shot through the head, lying on one side of the buckboard, and stripped naked. Judge McComas was found about 200 yards south of his wife, shot in four different places. He was also naked. The boy was missing.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Floral Pencilings.

Cold, gloomy weather.

The Floral scholars with the teacher and visitors had a gay time, so they say.

The Baptists are at work getting material on the ground for their stone church.

The entertainment given by the Floral Dramatic Club was pronounced a success by those attending.

J. M. Bair has rented his farm to Mr. Purcell. He will go to Topeka in the near future. Success to you, Jim.

The farmers in this part all count on another bountiful crop, judging from the way they are pitching into the spring work.

J. W. Randall=s trade is improving. His customers flock in on him in such fforce, it makes a person think of old times when Read was boss.

Hart and Dunbar are preparing the ground for and expect to plant 25 acres of sorghum. There is a good deal of upland suited to cane that is not good for corn. AA word to the wise is sufficient,@ etc. Cole, Hart, and Dunbar will get a mill of one hundred acres capacity.

We can see a great many teams at work turning over the black dirt. Mr. T. L. Dicken has the Stone place about half plowed. Geo. Anderson and T. W. Dicken are also rushing the plows. T. L. Dicken has sold his quarter to Anderson and Dicken. It is said M. Irwin will buy the house and move it to Floral.

Within a hundred miles of our beautiful village, there is a family of a man and his wife and two children. The man is a stout, able-bodied man and a professed follower of the meek and lowly Jesus (nothing strange about that, but notice what=s to follow). The wife is not stout, but washes, sews, and knits for others and dearly supports the family; has had a hard spell of sickness; was considered very low a part of the time but is better and up most of the time. On Sunday the 25th of March one of the children did not obey her. She went to switch it and her lord and master gave her a lick back of the ear with his fist that knocked her down. That is not the first time she has felt the weight of his hand. What say you, Mr. Editor, to such work? Will the laws of our state uphold such actions. D. O. GOOD.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Floral Jottings.

Local news is a scarce article.

The Floral schools closed last Friday. Effective work has been done during the six months= term. Our teachers have labored with earnestness and zeal and their efforts have been crowned with success.

Mr. George Williams has sold his farm, 1-1/2 miles northeast of Floral, to Mr. Joseph Castleberry. Consideration $3,000. Mr. Williams and family took passage on the afternoon train on Tuesday for the golden shores of the Pacific.

The farming community is winking, and blinking, and with patience waiting for the warm, germinating influence of sunshine. Some few fields have been planted, but the grain lies dormant awaiting orderrs to Acome up.@ A year ago a large acreage was planted at this date. The eccentricities of nature=s laws have prevented it this spring, but when sunshine warms the soil, all will be hurry and bustle.

Changes and counter changes are rapidly taking place. Old land marks are being removed, farms consolidated, old time routes of travel closed up, new roads being opened, immigrants coming in, Greenbackers returning to their first love, Democrats as acttive as a dried mackerel, Republicans buoyant and hopeful, the temperance party increasing in strength, and with a sound financial policy, holding values, what wonder if we predict a year of unexampled prosperity? I hope it may be so.



Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup in the chair. Roll call. Present: Councilmen Gary, McMullen, and Wilson; absent, Councilman Read.

Minutes of last regular meeting and of the special meeting held March 23, ultimo, read and approved.

The finance committee made the following report: Reports of Treasurer and Police Judge referred, correct; bill of Horning & Whitney for $1.75, correct and payment recommended; bill of L. A. Belmont on county for care of poor, $5.00 found and paid and rejection recommended. The report was adopted and the bill of Horning & Whitney was ordered paid.

The clerks quarterly report on the quarter ending March 15, 1883, was presented and referred to the finance committee.

The following accounts were presented and allowed and ordered paid.

Geo. Emerson, prof. Ser.: $5.00.

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

City officers, salaries March: $67.00.

Beach & Denning, room rent, March: $3.80.

L. H. Webb, services reg., books claim $60.00; allowed $50.00.

The following accounts were presented and approved and recommended to county commissiones for payment.

A. T. Spotswood & Co., goods city poor: $10.00

C. C. Green, med., services: $6.00.

Geo. Emerson: $$46.00.

A. H. Doane & Co., fuel: $80.00.

The City Clerk was directed to purchase a cancelling stamp for the use of the City Treasurer.

On motion the Council adjourned. M. G. TROUP, Mayor

Attest: L. H. WEBB, City Clerk.

Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


W. A. Ela has sold all his high grade cows.

Mr. E. L. Gill, ex-sheriff of Ford Co., Illinois, is visiting with C. D. Murdock.

Rev. J. E. Platter left Monday to attend Presbytery, which meets this week at Waverly.

Election day was quietCvery quiet, but it was the stillness that precedes a storm.

Frank Bowen appeared on the streets Monday with a big red fireman=s hat. This is a nucleus for a fire-brigade.

Dr. Krolin at the Baptist Church this (Thursday) evening. The lecture abounds in genuine wit and humor.

There will be a sociable and lap supper at the M. E. Parsonage next Friday evening.

The Frazee Bros., have sold their residence property back of Holmes packing house, for $2,500 to J. W. Pugsley.

MARRIED. Mr. Alex Ferguson and Miss Jane Mitchell were married by Squire Ela, in Pleasant Valley Township last Wednesday.

Mrs. S. Smedley returned last week from Illinois, where she was called about two months ago by the fatal illness of a sister.

Charlie Painter came in Friday looking very lively for a corpse. A pistol went off accidentally and shot him in the leg.

The Ivanhoe Club has decided to give another of their unique entertainments in a few weeks. It will be similar to the one given last year.

We have to acknowledge receipt of a can of genuine maple syrup of the clearest variety with the compliments of Mr. Leonard Farr. Thanks.

The clouds and mist which have prevailed for the last two weeks have at last cleared away and we are enjoying the first sprring weather of the year.

Judge Bard is receiving a visit from his friend, Mr. Harris, of Arkansas. He expects to locate in this vicinity and will bring other friends with him.

Mr. J. Hickok, a brother of Prof. Hickok, stopped over to see him Monday. He is arranging to start a general merchandise store in Harper County.

Tomlin & Webb took a herd of one hundred cattle through town Wednesday for the Territory. They have been wintering them in the north part of the county.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Senator Hackney has purchased two lots on the corner north of the Courthouse for $350 and has removed the Shenneman house from the jail to that location.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The first quarterly meeting of the M. E. Church of Dexter circuit convenes at Dexter, Sunday, April 15th, at which time the Presiding Elder, Rev. Thos. Audis, will preach morning and evening.




Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Mr. C. H. Topping, from Delevan, Wisconsin, a nephew of Dr. Van Doren, has been visiting in this city. His wife was with him and both are highly pleased with Winfield and its surroundings.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Jim Fahey came down from Newton Saturday and indulged his fighting proclivities in the city election squabble. He returned Wednesday Aafter the battle@ badly disfigured but still in the ring.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

As an addition to our collection, Mr. Corkins brought us in Monday a very large egg from a Plymouth Rock and Brown Cochin hen. It is not as large as those brought us by Mr. Nawman, but was as white as alabaster.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Rev. J. H. Shidler, the new M. E. Minister to succeed Rev. McKibbon at Dexter, will preach next Sunday at Tisdale at 11 o=clock a.m., and at Torrance at 3 o=clock p.m. Persons residing in these neighborhoods should embrace this opportunity to hear him.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

S. H. Myton has purchased the three lots where the old Lagonda House stood for $2,700 and will at once erect a mammoth building thereon to be used as an implement warehouse and sales room. He will make the building about 50 x 90 and two stories. It will make a building about the size of the opera house. Sam has the right kind of grit and enterprise. His business long ago outgrew his present quarters and has spread all over the vacant lots in the vicinity. He will now get all the implement business together under one roof.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The Woman=s Presbyterial Society for home and foreign missions of the Emporia Presbytery held their annual delegate convention in the Presbyterian Church commencing Wednesday afternoon of last week and continued until Thursday evening. About 20 delegates were present. After an hour of devotional exercises, Mrs. Platter made the address of elcome which was impressive and appropriate. The welcome was responded to by Mrs. Buck, of Newton, in words of hearty appreciation of the effort the ladies here had made to make their sojourn with thhem both agreeable and profitable. The reports from different sections were full and satisfactory and the contributions to this cause when totaled were found to exceed last year. All points which would best forward the work were discussed and the convention resulted in much good. A splendid dinner was given the delegation by the Winfield ladies in the basement of the church on Thursday.




Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The concert given at the Presbyterian Church Monday evening by Miss Nettie McCoy and class was a very pleasant entertainment. Miss McCoy=s popularity and the fact that all were welcome Awithout money and without price,@ filled the house to overflowing. The Courier Band was present and dispensed some splendid music at the opening, while the program throughout was interspersed with music from Prof. Robert=s Orchestra. The performances by the class were all very creditable, some quite difficult pieces being rendered by little girls seven and eight years of age. The pupils all pay with ease and graceC

displaying more than usual self-confidence. This concert was given by Miss McCoy to afford parents of pupils and others an opportunity to see the progress of her class and judge of the thoroughness of her instructions. It fully sustains here past reputation as an instructor of piano music of more than ordinary capabilities.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Miss Anna Service left Monday afternoon for her old home in Canada, with the remains of her brother. She will probably never return to Winfield. Miss Service is one of the most noble, self-sacrificing ladies we have ever knownCworking constantly for the welfare and well-being of others, and earnestly and always laboring for the right. She is one of the grand women who make the world better for having lived. Her deeds of goodness and charity, her gentle, womanly disposition and sterling character will long remain a matter of pleasant recollection to those who have known her here.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Saturday we had a quite cold rain storm, with east wind, and since that time it has been disagreeably raw and cloudy. Liberal rains have visited the whole state in the last month, and which will be a great help to the growing wheat crop. March came in pleasant and sunny, but the last quarter has been spiced by a flavor of the snow banks of Iowa and Minnesota. March has been a splendid month for farmers, and we are glad to note the fact that spring plowing is well along, oats all sown, and many fields of early potatoes planted.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Prof. Farringer was surprised last week by a visit from one of his old scholars, of twenty years ago. The lady was Mrs. McHarg, of Belle Plaine. She was a delegate to the Missionary meeting held here, and happening accidentally to hear the Professor=s name, at once set out in quest of him. She began the study of music under him in 1864, at Cooper=s Institute, Booneville, Missouri; and is still a very fine performer. The meeting was a pleasant surprise both to the Professor and his old pupil.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Mr. A. H. Hyde, while building a house last week for Mr. Savage in Fairview Township, fell from the roof and was badly injured. He was brought home Sunday and is improving somewhat, though the accident so jarred his frame that it will be a good while before he will be fit for duty. He fell about twenty feet, but luckily no bones were broken.

Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

R. D. Jilson left last Monday for Kansas City, where he is to make his home, but remains in the employ of the Santa Fe railroad. Mr. Jilson and his estimable lady have lived in this city for the last five years and have made many warm friends and a host of acquaintances who all respect them as most valuable and estimable citizens and regret their departure. We bespeak for them a kind reception in the social circles of the giant city.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Thomas Shelton, of Dutch Creek, Cowley County, was married in 1815, at the age of nineteen. He has enjoyed sixty-eight years of wedded life with the choice of his youth. Mr. Shelton is yet as spry as a cricket, and lightning on business. This is an argment in favor of early marriages that will probably vbe utilized by the rising generation.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Mr. Leonard Farr, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, arrived in this city Saturday and will remain in the county for some time. Mr. Farr has property interests in this county and has been an annual visitor for several years past. He is one of the most enterprising, genial, and well informed gentlemen we have met, and we are always glad to meet him.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

MARRIED. Mr. J. C. Rowland and Miss Rose Sample were married Sunday evening by Rev. J. Cairns. The bride=s home is in Bolton Township, but she has been in Winfield for some time. Mr. Rowland has been connected with the register of deeds= office for several years. The young couple have the best wishes of many friends.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Chairman Smith has been having the improvements on the Courthouse square completed. It is now nicely leveled up and the walks are finished. The next thing in order will be tree planting, and in five years Cowley will have one of the finest public squares in the state.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Mr. R. J. Brown has resigned his position as chief clerk for A. T. Spotswood and taken a position with J. S. Mann. Mr. Brown is a pleasant gentleman, a good salesman, and a valuable acquisition to any establishment.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


James McGuire Caught in a Belt and Killed at the Tunnel Mills.

DIED. Last Thursday morning the Tunnel Mills were the scene of another fatal accident. Mr. James McGuire is a brother of the McGuires=, merchants of this place. He was working at the mill and went upstairs to put on a belt. The machinery was running at the time. He took hold of the belt to put it over a pully when it threw a loop over his arm and he was drawn around and around, his feet striking the ceiling every revolution. Mr. Stump, the head miller, was in the basement of the mill at the time, and noticing that something was wrong, ran up and shut the water off. He then went upstairs and saw McGuire hanging in the pully. He immediately went to work cuttting the belts and soon, with the help of others, got him down. He was found to be still alive and was put in a wagon and taken to his home on Manning Street. An examination was made by the physicians, who found that almost every bone in his body was broken, especially in his feet, legs, and arms. The pulleys were making one hundred and twenty revolutions a minute when he was caught and he must have been whirled around with terrible force. He was conscious for several hours and until a few moments before he died, and was able to tell how the accident happened. This is the third man that has lost his life at that mill. Two were killed several years ago while digging the tunnel by dirt caving in on them.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The Election.

The city election Tuesday passed off very quietly, but little interest being manifested. On Monday evening a number of citizens met at the Opera House and placed a ticket in the field. Another meeting was held the same evening, which made up a second ticket. Dr. George Emerson was the unanimous candidate for Mayor by both meetings. The two tickets represented no distinctive issue of any characte, unless it might have been termed a Awater-works@ issue. In the first ward John McGuire was elected to the council over H. Silver by three majority. In the second ward D. L. Kretsinger was elected over S. L. Gilbert by forty majority. Capt. H. H. Siverd and Frank W. Finch were re-elected constables.

Votes shown.

MAYOR: George Emerson: 4481.

POLICE JUDGE: J. E. Snow, 230; L. L. Beck, 255.

CITY ATTORNEY: Jos. O=Hare: 432.

TREASURER SCHOOL BOARD: George W. Robinson, 270; W. J. Wilson, 225.

CONSTABLES: H. H. Siverd, 299; Frank W. Finch, 251; David Long, 225; Jas. McLain, 222.

COUNCILMEN: 1st Ward, John A. McGuire, 132; H. Silver, 129.

COUNCILMEN: 2nd Ward, D. L. Kretsinger, 132; S. L. Gilbert, 92.

SCHOOL BOARD: 1st Ward, Dr. W. G. Graham, 259; 2nd ward, J. P. Short, 137; 2nd Ward, H. Brotherton, 89.

The new council is made up as follows.

All including the Mayor are Republicans, three councilmen and the Mayor are Aanti-water-works@; in other words, in favor of holding the company down to the strict letter of their contract. Three are prohibitionists, and one an anti-prohibitionist.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Arkansas City Election.

The election at Arkansas City on Tuesday resulted in the election of H. D. Kellogg, Mayor; I. H. Bonsall, Police Judge; and O. S. Rarick, T. McIntire, F. Schiffbauer, E. D. Eddy, and J. Ridenour, Councilmen, by a two thirds vote. These candidates are not considered to be prohibitionists. The defeated candidates for councilmen are C. H. Searing, T. H. McLaughlin, S. Matlack, and Fred Farrar.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The Opera House caucus of Monday night nominated Capt. S. C. Smith for county treasurer (and the other caucus endorsed him unanimously). It was then stated in the latter caucus that the Captain would not serve, beside, he is county commissioner and the law provides that no city officer shall hold the office of county commissioner and he is certainly more useful in the present office than anyone could be as city treasurer. T. R. Bryan was then unanimously nominated for city treasurer. The citizens ticket was printed with Capt. Smith=s name on it, and notwithstanding he posted notices that he was not a candidate and would not serve and none seemed to object to Bryan 219 votes were polled for Smith.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Hon. J. W. Weimer called on us Tuesday for the first time we have seen him since he escaped the penCthe west wing of the capital, we mean. He is looking healthy and vigorous after his winter=s work and now attends to his farming and his sheep. He has 500 sheep which he will move to Cedar Township for better range this summer. He made a clear record in the legislature and gained the respect of that body.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Senator Hackney is now a resident of Walnut Township, having purchased the Borchers property in the Howland addition. He moved Tuesday. The Senator will raise hogs and hominy and keep two cows. Information as to the best time to harvest cabbage and prune pumpkins will be thankfully received. When the moon is right, a small venture will be made in potato raising. No wild oats will be sown.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


H. G. FULLER, Real Estate Agent, Winfield, Kansas.

Dear Sir: Can you not get Senator Hackney to wait a few days? If not, he can move in among my goods. I was not expecting so sudden a sale. THOS. F. BORCHERS.

The above refers to property placed in Fuller=s hands, by letter, March 31. It was sold for $1,550 and the Rev. Borchers had notice of the sale by telegraph the same day. Moral: If you don=t want so sudden a sale of your property, don=t place it in Fuller=s hands.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The following is a list of the jurors drawn to serve at the May tem of court.

Lemuel Wilson, Omnia.

F. J. McEwen, Tisdale.

David Tomkinson, Walnut.

N. C. Millhouse, Tisdale.

Daniel Kantz, Otter.

Joseph Shaw, Windsor.

H. Sparrow, Tisdale.

M. L. Hollingsworth, Rock.

J. W. Gibson, Ninnescah.

T. L. Dicken, Richland.

John Denton, Harvey.

C. R. Sipes, Creswell.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

A. A. Jackson and family left for Las Vegas hot springs Tuesday. Mr. Jackson=s going is necessitated by his severe and prolonged rheumatic affections, which have of late been attacking his heart. We hope that the change will be beneficial to him.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Mr. G. Constant and Mrs. Dr. Cooper left for Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday=s train over the K. C. L. & S. Mrs. Cooper will join her husband there and Mr. Constant will test curative properties of Florida climate.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

There will be a meeting of the Woman=s Foreign Missionary Society in the lecture room of the M. E. Church on Saturday, April 7th, at 2 o=clock. We greatly desire a full attendance, as officers are to be elected for the new year. MRS. N. J. LUNDY, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The price for Dr. Krohns= lecture is put very low so that all may have an opportunity to go, and we ask for a full house that we may be warranted in repeating this experiment in prices. Admission 25 cents, reserved seats without extra charge.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Dr. W. T. Wright has been very ill for the past three days, but at present is improving. The Doctor has been overrun with business this spring, compelled to travel night and day, and his nervous system has broken down under the pressure.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The New Council.

The gentlemen elected on Tuesday to administer the affairs of this city for the coming two years have a task before them greater than has been alloted to any of their predecessors. The most vital points in the progress of the city will come up for action during their term. A wise system of public improvement should be inaugurated and maintained. The streets should be put in a cleanly and presentable shape and kept so; crossings must be repaired, and the poll tax energetically collected and applied on street improvement in a way that will accomplish Athe greatest good to the greatest number.@ Questions that, above all others, interest the taxpayers and the city at large, will undoubtedly arise with the water-works company. It will involve issues of vital importance not only to the present, but to future generations. Already a change has been proposed which affects everyone who expects to become a consumer. The relation of the water-works and the public are closely allied, and the rights of the people must be carefully and firmly guarded. The administration of public affairs in this city during the next two years will be no child=s play.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

A Disgraceful Outrage.

Had anyone told us last week that there were three persons in Winfield, sunk so low in infamy as to be capable of perpetrating the infernal outrage mentioned below, we should have pronounced him a vile calumniator. The following letter gives the whole story.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, April 1, 1883.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Winfield:

Last night, after we had closed a most enthusiastic and successful meeting in this city in aid of the work of the State Temperance Union; to suppress lawlessness in the State of Kansas, Mr. Bennett and myself, being the speakers for the evening, while returning from the public hall to the hotel, were assailed with eggs from a dark alley about a block from the Brettun House. We called on those who assailed us to come out from the cover of darkness and meet us face to face, but they failed to appear. We continued our journey to the hotel, they following us at a very safe distance and throwing eggs, none of which struck us after we left the mouth of the alley way.

We had not thought it necessary to provide any weapons with which to defend ourselves against insult or injury in the City of Winfield, and no foe being in sight, it was a bloodless encounter. Of course, we have no actual knowledge of the cowardly whelps who perpetrated this sneaking outrage upon us; but we do know full well that they were the loafers who infest the secret dives of this city, if not the keepers themselves. Freed from the vile influence of liquor, no man would be guilty of such a base and cowardly act. A man of courage will meet the man he desires to assault, face to face, and present his grievances; but a law breaker is always a coward and he usually employs the sneaking loafer to to do his dirty work for him, and pays him with whiskey.

I have been in the temperance work for six years. I have taken over 100,000 total abstinence pledges and visited some of the hardest towns and cities of the United States, and this is the first time in the history of my work that I have received an indignity approaching personal violence at the hands of a human being. I spent one year and ten months as chaplain of the Kansas State Penitentiary, coming into daily contact with criminals of all grades, and I did not receive a single insult from a thief, a robber, or a cut throat.

But I come to Cowley County, which gave 2,373 majority in favor of Prohibition; to the City of Winfield, which has not an open saloon in the city limits. I come advocating the enforcement of the law, the cause of the people, and I am met with the argument of eggs from the dark alleys of your city. Only one egg was broken on the clothing of my friend, Bennett, and that was washed out in five minutes; but the stain upon the good name of the city of Winfield and Cowley County will only be wiped out when the last cowardly, law-breaking scoundrel in this city is compelled by the good citizens to seek a more congenial field. Permit me to say also that in the future we will go better prepared to meet such arguments as these, and we will try to make the joint discussion quite interesting if it should be tried again. There are not whiskeyites enough between heaven and hell, to frighten or bulldoze us from the advocacy of this cause. We will be found on this work, unttil the last brewery, distillery, and dram shop is driven from the state of Kansas, and woe unto the man or set of men who undertake to force us from the field. This wanton insult I do not regard as personal to us, but it was aimed at the cause we represent; hence it is an insult to every temperance man and woman in Kansas whose cause we plead, and it is especially aimed at the people of your city who are endeavoring to enforce the law. If we had been here on any other business, we would not have been disturbed at all.

Permit me to say in conclusion, that I have some sympathy in my heart at this moment for the poor drunken wretches who were the immediate actors in this disgraceful piece of business. They are the victims of this liquor traffic, and could they get rid of their vice of drinking, they would never again engage in such work. I am a better friend to them than are the criminals who keep the nuisances in this city where they filled up and were instigated to the cowardly trick. I know something of their sad lives, and would do anything in the world that would lift them from the mire of drunkenness and plant them upon the solid rock of sobriety and industry. But I have no sympathy in my heart for the sordid wretch who for the love of money would wreck everyone of their lives and prepare them for the penitentiary. The immediate actors were doubtless young men and may yet be able to save themselves from complete ruin, and I hope they may accomplish this desirable end. For the others, who furnished the whiskey, there is little or no hope and human sympathy is entirely wasted on them. They must be met with the cold steel of the law. I hope you will continue the battle in this county unttil such acts as this will be an impossibility in your beautiful city.




At a meeting of citizens of Winfield held in the Baptist Church of this city on the evening of April first, at which there were at least 800 persons, filling the church to its greatest capacity; the following resolutions were adopted and after full opportunity for discussion were passed unanimously by a rising vote, the whole congregation rising from their seats in the affirmative.

WHEREAS, The spirit of lawlessness and crime that has pervaded a certain class of our community for some time past culminated last night in a disgraceful and unprovoked outrage perpetrated upon the persons of Rev. A. B. Campbell and Hon. M. V. B. Bennett, distin-guished visitors to our city, and

WHEREAS, The foul perpetrators of this dastardly attack, not only sank themselves into deeper infamy by assailing the persons of our guests, but cast a blot and stigma upon the fair fame of our citty, therefore be it

Resolved, That we citizens, here assembled, representing the decent, law abiding and respectable portion of the community, realizing the cowardly, contemptible, and villainous character of the outrage, express our indignation toward the perpetrators, and our lasting regrets toward our guests and feel that the shame and stigma attaching to us as a city can be removed only by the detection, arrest, and punishment to the fullest extent of the law of the vile actors in the matter, and that to this end our efforts will be directed.

Resolved, That this outrage upon our guests and upon us as citizens but strengthens our determination to enforce law and punish law breakers wherever found.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the Winfield papers for publication.

Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

MARRIAGE LICENSES have been issued during the past week as follows.

W. M. Randall to Jane Scott.

Geo. Lockwood to Margaret Myers.

J. C. Rowland to Rose Sample.

Frank Papan to Oliphene Belmard.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The markets today (Wednesday) are very slow with but little grain coming in. Wheat brings 90 to 95 cents, corn 32 to 34 cents, hogs $6.50. Produce is very slow.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Sol. Burkhalter is lying very low with bilious fever.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Fine Stock.

The importation of fine blooded cattle into the country continues. We regard it as one of the best signs of our prosperity. When our people get more into the better grades of stock, farming will become vastly more remunerative. Among the finest lot of thorough bred cattle yet brought in was that of Vermilye Bros, referred to last week. The two bulls at the head are ARed Bud,@ a red of April 1882, a very long, level and even bull, of fine form and breeding got by AOakland Chief,@ a son of J. H. Polts & Son=s great ADuke of Richmond,@ and AAlonzo,@ also a fine red of November 1881, got by ANoble Airdrie,@ 7751, and out of AAllie Thorndale,@ Vo. 6 short H. R. These two bulls ought to leave their impress upon any herd in the country. Indeed the young one, ARed Bull,@ is said to be one of the best ever brought into the country. The cows and heifers are very fine and selected from the best herds.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

A Card.

ED. COURIER: I wish through your paper to extend my thanks to the Courier Band, the Orchestra, and Miss Josie Bard for their kindness in assisting me in my concert.




Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Dissolution Notice.

The firm of Hartzell & Co., furniture manufacturers, has been dissolved, Mr. Hartzell retiring. The firm will hereafter be H. S. Bowman & Co.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


Beck Bros.= price list for view work of stereoscopic pictures. On order $2.00 per dozen, also all other sizes of larger work. 4 x 4 pictures for 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 frames, $5.00 per dozen. 8 x 10, $6.00 per dozen, 10 x 11, $7.00 per dozen. 11 x 14, $8.00, 12 x 14, $9.00 per dozen. We are fully prepared to do all kind of viewing in first class style and guarantee first class work.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

The Udall Store, the pioneer store of Udall, Kansas, has now the most complete line of Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Notions, Ladies= Fancy Goods, and Queensware in the city. Smith & Hildebrand, Proprietors.


Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.


An Open Letter to the Editor of the ACourier.@

MR. EDITOR: Dear Sir: We read with pleasure, Mr. Manny=s letter of inquiry concerning the amount of cane grown in the county, and the probable expense of turning his brewery into a syrup and sugar factory. But, why, Mr. Editor, did you in your reply cast the wet blanket of suspicion upon his proposed enterprise? They who live near the brewery as well as many others feel certain that Frank means business. Do they not know that he has been testing the adaptability of his brewery to this syrup business? Why Mr. Editor so enthusiastic has he become of late over his project that night after night has he disturbed the quiet slumber of his neighbors by running the machinery of his brewery to ascertain its adaptability for manufacturing syrup! True, some of those Ahypocritical fanatical prohibi-tionists@ have hinted that he might be grinding malt and brewing beer or making more of his famous ginger! But you should not have allowed yourself to be misled by these hypocritical insinuations. For though they claim to have seen large piles of hops thrown out back of his brewery, and to have inhaled the odor of malt fermenting only a few weeks ago, yet no doubt, the odor was that of syrup scorching, while he was engaged in throwing out his hops hoping to make sugar.

There is not a doubt in the world that Frank has become a radical temperance man. Why Mr. Editor it is no secret that Frank was out to hear the Bishop preach during the M. E. Conference! It is also known that of late he has been calling together into his brewery some of the most intemperate men of our city, doubtless for the purpose of convincing them that it will be better for them that he change his brewery into a syrup and sugar factory. So powerful have been his arguments at times, that while some have given loud cheers of approval, othersCterror stricken, have issued trembling from his door. Yea! Some even casting forth the contents of their stomachsCso terrible was their conviction!

And again Mr. Editor, had you so soon forgotten that only a few weeks ago Mr. Manny went before our legislature with the express purpose of securing more effective temperance legislation? And had you forgotten that M. L. Robinson, to whose heart prohibition is so dear, is Frank=s most intimate friend and counselor? Do you say in defense, that Mr. Manny=s beer wagon has been seen even in midday loaded with beer kegs, drawn from his brewery to certain parts of our city? We admit this to be a fact for we have seen the same, but you overlook the fact that the beer kegs were hauled directly past the office of your mayor who is so zealous for the enforcement of our laws. Would he have dared do this had he not first explained to the mayor that he was simply trying the capacity of his wagon for hauling syrup?

Again Mr. Editor, where have been your eyes that you have not seen Frank buttonholeing weak-kneed temperance men and bracing them up to stand firm for temperance and the laws of our state?

Pardon me for saying so much for my feelings in behalf of injured innocence would not permit me to say less. I do most sincerely hope that the minds of our farmers have not been poisoned by your prejudicial expressions, and that they will proceed at once to plant vast fields of cane. Yours Truly, IRON PEN.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


South Fairview Items.

Beautiful weather.

Early sown oats are coming up nicely.

Some new cases of measles since our last.

Miss Mary Orr has been sojourning in Winfield the past week.

Hedge trimming is in order with a good many. Farmers are giving more attention to fencing than usual. There will be a good deal of stone fence put up and hedge all trimmed up nicely.

Seemingly there is some attraction out this way for a couple of Winfieldites in the way of Afair ones.@ We are led to believe that there will be a better demand for marriage licenses soon.

The M. E. Conference sends Rev. Lacy to this circuit, taking the place of Rev. Larr. We are glad to welcome our new preacher, and it is to be hoped that much and lasting good may be done by him.

William Laneer, a young man working for Arthur Orr, is very low with measles and pneumonia. It seems that this is very frequently the case, as there have been several cases of this kind in the neighborhood.

There will be plenty of corn planted this coming week if the weather is favorable. The farmers, notwithstanding the cold, gloomy weather of the past week, kept busy plowing for corn, and we believe there will be more corn put in this spring than any former one.



Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.



CEDARVALE, March 14, 1883.

DIED. At a meeting March 14, the following resoloutions commemorative of the death of Bro. C. R. Myles, were adopted.

WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst our beloved brother, C. R. Myles, an active, earnest member and Past Grand of our Lodge, an affectionate husband and father and kind neighbor, and

WHEREAS, Each member of our lodge feels of our bereavement as we remember his kind and gentle manner and his willingness and readiness to do a kindness to his brothers and neighbors; therefore be it

Resolved, That in the death of our dear brother we would recognize the hand of a kind Father who Adoeth all things well@ and knoweth better than we the best time to call his children hence.

Resolved, That we bow in humble submission to the Divine will and tender to the wife and children of our dear brother our heartfelt sympathies, and pray that they may be sustained in this their bereavement.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the Times and Journal, Sedan, and COURIER, Winfield.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Fish Ways.

The following letter has been received from the State Fish Commissioner by T. A. Blanchard relative to fish ways in dams.



T. A. Blanchard, Secretary, etc.:

DEAR SIR: Yours of the 24th is received and I answer. The law is imperative in relation to the construction of fish ways and has been for the past five years. The owners of dams across the streams of this state should not require the commissioner of Fisheries to compel them to construct them. It is useless to stock the streams of this state with desirable fish and have them locked up by dams, and unless proper fish-ways are constructed by the owners of the dams, the law makes it obligatory upon the commissioner of fisheries to compel them to, and to do it in such a manner as to satisfy him that they are passable for fish; and this must be done before the state is put to the expense of stocking the stream, and I desire to stock your stream this season. I am respectfully yours,

W. S. GILE, Commissioner of Fisheries.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


The Atlantic & Pacific will be opened as a new California route in a few weeks. The last number of the Santa Fe Trail gives the following interesting description of the route through Arizona and the Grand Canon of the Colorado.

AThe Atlantic & Pacific is a well-built and well-equipped road, and in connection with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, promises to become a popular route to the coast, on account of its scenic and historic attractions. From the time the train leaves Albuquerque till it reaches the >Golden Gate= at San Francisco, the very cream of American scenery is presented to the traveler. The Indian villages, the houses of the Cliff dwellers, and the Mound-builders; the Pueblos of the Zunis, whose strange life has been the subject of so much newspaper and magazine description during the past year; the lava beds and extinct craters in the San Mateo mountains; the new >Garden of the Gods,= near Chaves station; that wonderful piece of natural architecture, the Navajo church, near Wingate; Pyramid Rock, in the same vicinity, from the top of which the sight-seer may enjoy a view of a landscape of indescribable grandeur, over a hundred miles in extent; the wooded sides of the San Francisco mountains, which stand like the pillars of Hercules, away down the slope toward the western sea; the beauties of Clear Creek canon, whose walls are decorated with the strange hieroglyphics of the Cliff dwellers; Canon Diablo, that great gorge on the face of the level plain, over which the track passes on a bridge 225 feet high, and only 560 feet long; the petrified forest near BillingsCthese are only a few of the many scenic attractions of this route, and none of these are worthy to be compared with the Grand Canon of the Colorado, distant only eighteen miles from Peach Springs station.

A>There are,= says Nordhoff, >Americans who saw Rome before they saw Niagara, who saw Mount Blanc before they saw the Yosemite, and who saw the Alps and the Pyrenees before they saw the Rockies and the Sierras. Let them have seen all of these, with the Urals, the Andes, and the Himalayas thrown in; let them have seen the boiling geyser of Iceland, and the belching craters of Aetna and Chimborazo; let them have looked upon the wonders of the Yellowstone, and listened to the roar of Niagara; let them have traversed all the rest of the world, and until they have seen the Grand Canon of the Colorado, the world=s greatest wonder yet awaits them.

AImagine Mount Washington cleft from crest to base, and the sides of the chasm pushed apart half a mile. Then imagine enough Mount Washington split in like manner and put irregularly together to form a zig-zag canon 300 miles long, and you have some idea of what this canon is. Perpendicular walls on either side of the river 5,000 to 7,000 feet in the air. Think of it! More than a mile of rock towering above you! From Peach Springs station on the Atlantic & Pacific railroad there is a descending cellar-way entrance eighteen miles long, to the Grand Canon. It is called Diamond Wash. You can drive down the incline the whole way in a carriage, the sides rising above you as you advance. Look down from the lofty brink and you see the river, like a silver thread, following the contour of the mighty abyss. Look up from beneath through your mile-high prison walls, count the stars at mid-day, and realize that a cannon ball would hardly reach the lofty summit.@


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


Gov. Glick has appointed Col. W. C. Jones, of Iola, warden of the State penitentiary to succeed Warden Hopkins, appointed one of the railroad commissioners.

Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


The Annual Meeting of the Kansas Press Association will take place at Winfield, Wednesday, May 9th, 1883. The session will open at 2 o=clock p.m., of that day, at the Opera House, when the further time of the convention will be arranged.

The editors of the state will procure their own transportation to and from the city, but such as will join in an excursion to Chihuahua, Mexico, will leave here on a special train at about midnight on Thursday night. No man will be allowed to go on this excursion unless he is a real newspaper man and engaged in newspaper work. He may take along with him his wife, daughter, sister, or sweetheart. A special train of sleeping cars and a baggage car will leave Kansas City at 10 o=clock p.m., of the 9th, reach here on the morning of the 10th, and leave here with the excursionsists about 12 o=clock p.m., of same day or night. The excursion will stop at Last Vegas Hot Springs, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, El Paso, an Chihuahua. It will return in time to reach Kansas City on the evening of the 18th.

The expenses will be $15 for each berth in the sleeping cars and 60 cents per meal at the eating stations, with such other expenses as individual may choose.

So far as entertainment here the editors do not ask the citizens of Winfield to entertain them free, but desire us to secure them places to stay as the hotels will be more than full; but we desire that they shall be treated to the hospitalities of this city, and shall ask our citizens to entertain them with their usual kindness and liberality.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


The receipts of the Wichita post office for the quarter ending last Saturday night, exclusive of money order business, was $3,888.53; the profits being about $2,800 or an annual profit of $11,200 not counting the fees and commissions on money orders to the department. Eagle.

The above is a good showing for Wichita, but when we consider that Wichita claims more than double the population of Winfield, we can make a much better showing.

The receipts of the Winfield post office for the same quarter, exclusive of money order business, was $2,327.90, which is at the rate of $9,311.60 per year. If the Winfield office supplies 4,000 inhabitants, they pay postage averaging $2.66 per capita. If Wichita supplies twice as many, her customers pay only an average of $1.94 per capita.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


The funeral of Judge and Mrs. McComas, who were killed near Silver City, New Mexico, by Indians last week, was held at Ft. Scott on Sunday. An immense crowd was in attendance. The military and the G. A. R. escorted the bodies to thhe Congregational Church, where the services were held, and then to Evergreen Cemetery, where the burial was conducted according to G. A. R. ritual.



Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Kansas railroad commission met Saturday, and organized by electing Henry Hopkins president, and E. J. Turner, member of the legislature from Sheridan County, secretary.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


Ranchmen in the Arkansas valley are quite desperate over the frequency of prairie fires.

The Dodge City Globe says that all reports are to the effect that stock has suffered very little the past winter, and that young calves are beginning to show up all over the range, looking vigorous and strong, and that there will be a larger percentage than in the years 1881 and 1882; also that from present reports the Texas drive this season will be between 200,000 and 240,000 head of cattle.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Cream and the Creamery.

Not having any personal acquaintance among the farmers, I take this medium so kindly extended me by the COURIER, of talking to all of our reading farmers on the subject that should be of vital interest to allCthe dairy and creamery interest. When I say to you, it is more paying than any other, I have only to point to any part of our U. S. that is engaged in it, and my assertion is proved.

Take New York. Are its best and richest lands owned by its Awell to do farmers,@ or is it not the reverse? Lawrence, Herkimer, Orange, and other dairy counties are far from being the fertile soil of the Empire State, but her wealthy farmers are found there. The Ohio Reserve known so far and wide is not Ohio=s garden soil, but that Reserve comprises more wealth than the rest of her state. In any other agricultural pursuit they would starve.

If, then, the dairying interests can do so much on poor land, what will it do on good soil? For answer, I point with pride to Iowa and Illinois, where Northwestern Creamery and Elgin Creamery have a world wide reputation and you have your answer.

Wh do not Farmers patronize our creameries? Simply because they havew not stopped to think and investigate. I would ask each and everyone of you, if you know of a daisy country but that the farmer (the dairy farmer) does not ornament his pocket with currency instead of his farm with mortgages? What the dairy and creamery have done for others, they cn and will do for you if you will give them the chance, and no farmer need do as much hard, laborious work as he is doing in raising crops.

Now let me tell you what the Winfield Creamery has already done for each and every one of you. It has established a steady price market for the product of your dairy. I will give you now 18 cents for your cream that makes a pound of butter, while any market report you may read today will only pay you from 15 to 16 cents for your butter put in the tub and set down in any of your cities. It has done this in the short time of 4 or 5 months, with but the patronage of a few of you. One year ago, with the market 3 to 5 cents better than now, your butter was begging for 14 cents per pound. I know this fact, for I have taken the pains to inquire from your leading grocery firms, and if you doubt it, come and look over your credits of this date last year and freshen your memory. Still you hold off and would starve the goose that lays you the golden eggs; crush out the only thing that has given you a steady marketCa thing you never had before, nor can you have again, without it. I hear on every hand some are doubting. Some go farther and pronounce it a swindle. All I can say is, read and investigate; if you have doubts, thee is plenty of evidence in every paper you take. Read and see what this swindle has done for Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, then step up and take a little for yourself. Itt=s a swindle that will allow you 2 men at $25 a month for every 25 cows, and then clear you over $45 cow each year, after paying all the expenses of keeping men and cows. Such a swindle is a good thing to have.

Hoping this may reach the eye of every farmer and subscriber and set him to thinking and investigating, well knowing if it does, my statements will be fully substantiated, you fully convinced, and the Winfield Creamery Co., will have you for a patron.

I am yours truly, H. W. HOWE, Superintendent.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

As Olivia met with a sad accident, I will try and write for her, but am a poor apology for a writer.

Miss Mary Ball is quite indisposed.

Rev. Graham is attending presbytery.

Mr. E. I. Johnson is preparing to build a new house.

We have a new shop and a blacksmith at work in Salem.

Hoyland and son finished planting 68 acres of corn the 6th.

Miss Any Buck is trying the virtue of city life in Winfield.

Miss Mary Randall commenced a term of school at this place on Monday inst. We wish her success.

BIRTH. Mr. Joe Martins= are entertaining a new boarder. The little fellow and its good landlady are doing finely.

Mr. Woodie, who was visiting friends in this place and at Winfield, left last week after having a good time, to visit friends in Iowa; will then return to his home near Monroe, Wisconsin.

AWhy don=t it rain?@ is what all farmers say. Work is progressing finely. Most everyone in this vicinity has some planting done. Oats are looking fine but wheat will soon be gone if it doesn=t rain.

There seems to be quite a number sick at this writing. Mrs. Hoyland, we learn, is improving slowly. Mrs. Rief has been very sick and had Drs. Irrwin and Davis. Is getting along nicely now. Mrs. Watsonberger has been quite sick but is better. Olivia was visiting at Chappel=s Thursday, started for home after enjoying herself with their company most all day, and the horse she was riding had been standing in the stable for some time, so of course he was ready to go. She was unable to hold the horse, and after running half a mile, she was thrown near Mr. Dalgarn=s. We fear she is worse than anyone supposed. Hope she will soon be able to perform this dreadful task. Mrs. John Walker=s little boy is not expected to live. Everyone is complaining of bad colds. I will not bother you longer with my scribbling for I think I am too old for a newspaper man. PANCAKE JIM.

Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Liberty Township.

EDITORS COURIER: I will furnish you with some items of interest to the readers of your paper, especially those living in the town of Liberty, and more especially those who imagine that prohibition will cause a stagnation in the way of immigration into Kansas. I was the Township assessor last year and again this year, and I have noted some of the changes, which are as follows.

Population last year short of: 600

Population this year short of: 716

Amount of taxable property for last year: $ 8,343

Amount of taxable property for this year: $15,043

No. Of persons exempt from personal tax last year: 54

No. Of persons exempt from personal tax this year: 53

No. Of persons paying personal tax: 152

I find that there was sown last fall wheat to the amount of 1,722 acres and was winter killed to the amount of 477 acres. I find 21,785 bushels of old corn on hand. I also find old soldiers or Veterans to the number of 42.

J. A. COCHRAN, Town Trustee.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

An Iowan in KansasCCrop Observations.

As the farmers in your county were feeling a little discouraged last week over the slow progress in farming there on account of unfair weather, they may wish to know how those elsewhere are getting along. Coming from Winfield last Friday on the K. C. L. & S. K. Road, I observed that cold as the weather had been, a week had improved the appearance of the wheat crop though it nowhere looks better than in Cowley County. All along the line to Kansas City I observed that busy preparations were going on for planting, and some actually planting. While potatoes sell at your place at $1 to $1.50 a bushel, are not fortunes to be made raising that article where straw is so abundant for mulching the crop, which costs after mulching but little labor to obtain large, smooth, clean, and mealy potatoes. Can your farmers afford to neglect the improved culture of this essential food plant? But to let a hint on this subject suffice, I continue to narrate my observations on the progres-making for the coming crops. On the line of the Rock Island from Kansas City through Missouri and the southeast portion of Iowa, very little wheat shows promise of a crop, and very little plowing done northward of Kansas City, and not a furrow plowed this side of Trenton, Missouri, though I believe frost is all out of the ground except where shaded. This region has had a drizzling rain for the last three daysCroads are very muddy. I think your farmers have reason to be encouraged and satisfied with their prospects.

Leaving the agricultural field, I want to make one remark about the influence on your prosperity of the Prohibitory Amendment. I will simply relate a circumstance in point. On my road to your county I became acquainted with an Indiana farmer family of nine grown persons, moving to settle in prohibitory Kansas without any definite view of the best place, intending to settle about Garnett; but learning the superior fertility of Cowley County, he (the head of the family) became interested to know the character of the inhabitants of that county, and when informed that Cowley is one of the advance counties in intelligence and morality and the banner prohibition county, the good old man said that he had a large family of boys that he did not want ruined by saloons, and would therefore buy new tickets, recheck baggage, and go direct to Cowley, where prohibition is enforced, and there he is now, one of your fellow citizens, with his industrious, moral, intelligent family of sons and daughters to aid in improving the material, moral, nd social condition of Cowley County. He had the great gratification to observe at your municipal election the sobriety and quietness which marked that day in Winfield. It is to be hoped that these favorable impressions on the minds of your immigrants shall not be marred by the breath of land agents, who are the first to get into the face of strangers. I shall be greatly disappointed if you find Charles Provines derelict in any citizen duty.



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Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


MARRIED. G. E. Bradt and Mrs. Anna L. Chenault were married Sunday evening.

Hogue & Mentch are doing the tree planting in the Courthouse square.

M. G. Troup went up to Topeka Monday on business before the U. S. Court.

There will be about a hundred cases on the docket at the May term of court.

George Rembaugh and wife left for Kansas City on a continued business and pleasure trip.

Miss Carrie McQuillin left Saturday for her home in Kankakee, Illinois. She will probably not return.

If Mr. C. F. Harper will let us know where he has been getting his paper, we will make the change desired.

Mr. N. W. Dressie of Cedar spent Monday and Tuesday in the city, looking up the political situation.

H. C. McDorman of Dexter was over Saturday. His friends are urging him strongly as a candidate for register of deeds.

Anyone knowing the address of John Lightner will confer a favor by informing G. H. Buckman, Winfield, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


Geo. W. Raymond, Esq., of this city has bought the William Hixon farm in Vernon Township. He paid about five thousand dollars for it.

Henry E. Asp went over to Howard Monday to bring some suits in that court. Henry=s practice is extending to other counties rapidly.

John Craine has purchased A. A. Wiley=s cottage residence on Millington street. This is one of the neatest little residence in the city.

Mrs. McDougle and family, who have been spending a week with Rev. Platter and J. O. Taylor, left for their home in Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday.

The subject for the young peoples= meeting at the Baptist Church next Sunday eve is ATrust.@ All are most cordially invited, especially the young men.

Doc. Holland was over from Geuda Springs Monday, on his way to Topeka, where he has been summoned to appear as witness in a case before the U. S. Court.

There will be quarterly meeting at the M. E. Church next Saturday and Sunday. Preaching by the Presiding Elder Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Hundreds of fishing poles were wending their way riverward Sunday. The sight was novel and interesting in the extreme. It is said to be a harbinger of spring.

Ex-Commissioner Bullington was before the Commissioners Monday, on business. He is not improved in health and will try overland travel and Acamping out@ this summer.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Messrs. Robinson, Horning, and Barclay returned from the east Saturday. During their absence they purchased the pumps and pipe for the water-works and did some railroad work.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Agent Branham of the K. C. L. & S., was presented with a handsome office chair by Messrs. Hepler & Myers, the proprietors of the transfer line, last week. It was a birthday gift.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The largest loan yet made by the Building & Loan Association was that of $1,000 made to Mr. G. H. Allen Monday, on the brick residence recently purchased of Mrs. Shenneman.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Capt. J. B. Nipp was in the city Monday. He has taken control of the old City Hotel in Arkansas City, changed the name to AThe Leland,@ and will build up a big hotel in our sister city.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mr J. W. Cottingham, of Fairview, had his residence burned last week. It caught fire at three o=clock in the morning and was entirely consumed, with most of the furniture. There was $300 insurance.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

A lot of our young folks surprised Mayor Emerson and lady at their residence Friday evening. It was the occasion of the Doctor=s birthdayCtwenty-first, we believe. The party was royally entertained.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

DIED. Young Mr. Roberts, a brother of Clarence and Al. Roberts, died Sunday evening at 10 o=clock, at his father=s house near Geuda Springs. He has been suffering for a long time with hemorrhage of the lungs.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Some stranger has been traveling over the county taking pictures of farm houses, schoolhouses, and scenery. What his object is or what interest he is working under, several inquisitive citizens have failed to discover.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Judge Gans has issued the following MARRIAGE LICENSES during the week.

Chas. O. Canady to Mary Thomas.

Geo. W. Waltman to Luck F. Simpson.

Gurdon E. Bradt to Annie E. Chenault.

Taylor B. Friend to Lucy A. Drown.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Governor proclaims Thursday the 26th day of April as AArbor Day,@ and advises all good people to plant, or cause to be planted, trees and shrubs, and to beautify the schoolhouse grounds. Let us hope that his injunction will be generally observed all over the state. Kansas= greatest need is more trees. Especially is this so with the schoolhouses.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

DIED. Marshal Herrod and wife are called upon to again mourn the loss of one of their little ones. This time it is their little five year old daughter. She was called away Sunday morning, after a protracted and painful illness. Mr. and Mrs. Herrod have seen the hand of disease and death laid upon their family now for the sixth time. Hundreds of friends sympathize with them in tthis their last affliction.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The social last Thursday evening in celebration of the fifth anniverary of the Baptist Sunday school passed off very pleasantly at the Baptist Church with the youth, age, and beauty of the city in attendance. It was announced as a Abasket social,@ but baskeets not being obtainable, it was turned into a Atin bucket social@Csomething entirely new in the entertainment line. Nice quart buckets were filled with nicknacks from the culinary department, and the name of some lady placed in each one, when they were disposed of by a bevy of pretty young ladies. The purchaser of a bucket was thereafter sole proprietor, and the lady whose name he received was to assist him in devastating its contents. The members of the Baptist Sunday school may congratulate themselves on the novelty and success both socially and financially of their celebration. This school seems to be enjoying the same prosperity and popularity which has always characterized it.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mr. George Perry, residing three miles southwest of town, met with an accident Saturday afternoon, which will cause him much suffering and a mark for life. He was duck hunting on the Walnut nine miles south when, in firing, the gun bursted and tore off the thumb of his right hand and stripped the palm of it to the bone, besides completely saturating the right side of his face with powder. The powder can probably never all be removed from his face and will permanently disfigure it. The gun was an old-fashioned muzzle-loading shot gun and two of them had descended to the family from relatives away back. One exploded about four years ago, doing some damage, and now its mate follows the example with worse effect. Age seems to have been the cause, the breech having become burned out. A gun is a terribly dangerous thing to be behind when it goes off at the wrong endCit never misses the mark.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Odessa people have displayed most commendable enterprise in the improvement of their school grounds. They have put up a neat fence, fixed up the house, and planted over two hundred trees and shrubs. Why their example is not followed by every school district in the county we cannot tell. The improvement of school grounds is certainly a matter of much educational importance. A less inviting place than one of the bleak, bare schoolhouses scattered over the county could not easily be found. Around many of them the forlorn thousand-miles-from anywhere appearance is not even relieved by a hitching rack. Why not go to work and improve the school grounds? It won=t cost much, and the influence of a cozy schoolhouse, surrounded by trees and flowers, and fences, will be felt all over the district.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Henry Standley, he of the auburn tresses and winning ways, who wields the editorial pencil on the Traveler, was in the city Monday evening. In addition to being here, he perpetrated a surprise on the Brettun guests by getting to the supper table ahead of time. When the guests came in, they were surprised to find only the Adebree@ of a wholesale feast. His visit is largely felt in grocery and produce circles. In addition to this, because the waiter wanted to serve three persons from one bill-of-fare, he insists that the Brettun is being run on an economical basis. In the interests of the butchers and bakers, we hope he will hereafter give three days= notice of his intention to visit.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The sermon at the Methodist Church Sunday morning by Rev. Jones was very practical and just such a one as furnishes half-way religionists much food for reflection. It commenced with Abraham and Lot in the land of Canaan and traced the life of the latter from his separation with Abraham to his deliverance from the doomed city of Sodom. The story of Lot and its comparison with that of many men of today is very striking, and was brought out by the speaker in the most forcible manner. All who heard this exposition could not fail to glean a lesson for every-day life which will be of lasting benefit.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The mail carrier on the Winfield and Dexter route has been raising considerable disturbance along the line lately. He carries a revolver and shoots promiscuously through schoolhouses, cripples, dogs, and does often reckless and peculiar things. Aside from this he has been known to stop at houses along the line an unsual amount of time. Several residents on the road he travels have become tired of his antics and one of them came in Tuesday to hunt up U. S. Commissioner Webb and have him taken in hand. If Uncle Sam gets hold of him, it will be but a short time till he is tamed.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mr. Ed. Rice returned with his family from New Matamoras, Ohio, Friday. Mr. Rice owns a good farm in Walnut Township, which he rented out four years ago and went to Ohio, hoping to improve his fortune. He will now occupy it again and settles down to stay, fully satisfied that Cowley is far ahead of any place in Ohio in advantages for the farmer. He brought four Ohioans with him who seek homes in this county, three of them school teachers.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Every indication seems to indicate that spring has come. Robins have been heard to twitter, and the Telegram editor has bought a five cent cigar, whitewashed his nose, and emigrated eastward.

LATER. The Telegram man has returned with the whitewash all worn off. This indicates a droughty spring and that he has been studying the best means of providing irrigation.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mrs. C. H. Phoenix has our thanks for samples of apples which were raised on their place 4 miles east and have kept through the winter splendidly. They are large Missouri pippins and a nameless beautiful sweet which should be named Phoenix sweeting. Cowley will before many years take the lead as the apple county.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

We see by the Sedan papers that Mr. H. H. Albright, a brother of our P. H. Albright, was elected mayor of that thriving little city. He was the Prohibition candidate. This is a pretty good showing, as Sedan has generally been considered an anti-prohibition town.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The State Editorial Association will meet at Winfield on Wednesday, May 9th, at two o=clock. On Thursday afternoon the party leave on a special train for Old Mexico. It is probable that most of the editors in the state will be present.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mr. John Fashing of Winfield has patented a novel and ingenious freight car coupler, which ought to at once take the place of the old man-killing method. It is a self-coupler and is uncoupled from the top of the car on either side.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Methodist parsonage was thronged with a happy crowd on Friday evening to enjoy the social given by Rev. Jones and lady. A splendid lap supper was served and all were very agreeably entertained.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Work on the telephone line from Winfield to Arkansas City and Geuda Springs will begin at once, and a carload of poles is now on the road.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Will White, of Fairview, finished planting his corn crop Tuesday. He is a firm believer in early planting. It will win every time.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Just received. A lot of Men=s Boots and Shoes in different styles and shapes, which I will sell reasonably. Respectfully, A. KADAU.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Will Wilson and C. C. Harris left for Kansas City Tuesday on a pleasure tripCto recuperate their wasted energies, as it were.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Rev. Borcher came in from Illinois Tuesday to look after his property interests.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


The New Brick and Tile Works in Successful Operation.

A Big Enterprise.

Last Thursday morning our reporter visited the Winfield Brick and Tile Works, and was shown through by Superintendent Morey. The works were put in operation last week and have already corded up 100,000 brick ready for the kiln. It is a mammoth institution. The drying house is thirty feet wide and one hundred feet long; and arranged with racks on which the brick are placed to dry. These are arranged like the shelves of a book-case and have slatted floors, allowing the air to circulate freely through the green brick. The moulding room is thirty by thirty and contains a crusher for grinding the fire clay and one of the new brick and tile machines. This machine is a wonderful improvement over the old method of hand-moulding. The dirt is shoveled in dry, ground up very fine, and pressed until it becomes almost as compact and solid as stone. It comes out of the machine in a continuous square column 4 by 8 inches, and a boy cuts off three brick at a time with a lever on which wires are strung. The green bricks are so solid as to admit of stacking ten deep without injury. The tile attachment is a mould in which a core works, fashioning the tile nicely and as smooth as glass. The engine room joins the moulding room and contains a large boiler which supplies steam to a fifty horsepower engine. The whole structure is one hundred and sixty feet long. The kilns are located at the north end of the building, and are being constructed on a pattern designed by Mr. Morey. One is just being completed. It is a large round concern, lined with fire brick with openings for firing every three feet. The heat is carried to the top of the kiln by flues and brought down through the brick. It is then carried off through a smoke stack located about twenty feet from the kiln. This stack serves for botth kilns. Each kiln has a capacity of 100,000 brick. The capacity of the works will be 100,000 per week. Nineteen men are now employed and when running to its full capacity, will furnish work for thirty men. Over ten thousand dollars have already been invested, and if this season=s work proves successful, the capacity will be doubled next year. The enterprise is a very important one for Winfield and we are heartily interested in its success.



Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Carriage Works.

The Winfield Carriage Works are meeting with most gratifying success. The capacity of the works has been increased until it now furnishes employment for thirty-three persons, and turns out from twelve to twenty finished rigs every week. The work is giving most excellent satisfaction and the stamp of Albro & Dorley is becoming almost as well known in this county on buggy work as is that of AStudebaker@ on wagon work. A large market is found for their buggies in all surrounding towns and counties. They are meeting with success, which is both a matter of prde and profit to Winfield.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Meeting of the Fair Association.

The annual meeting of the Cowley County Fair Association met at the Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. W. A. Tipton called the meeting to order, and announced the first business in order to be the election of nine directors for the ensuing year.

The following persons were elected directprs.

C. M. Scott, Creswell.

R. W. Stevens, Richland.

Jas. B. Scofield, Winfield.

J. L. Stewart, Ninnescah.

Henry Harbaugh, Pleasant Valley.

R. B. Pratt, Fairview.

Jas. F. Martin, Vernon.

J. L. Hodges, Winfield.

B. F. Wood, Winfield.

An election for officers resulted as follows.

Henry Harbaugh, president.

B. F. Wood, vice-president.

Ed. P. Greer, secretary.

J. W. Millspaugh, treasurer.

The time for holding the Fair this year was fixed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. Messrs. Wood, Hodges, and Greer were appointed a committee on purchase or lease of Fair Grounds. The directors were notified to meet at the COURIER editorial rooms on Saturday, April 28th, at 2 o=clock p.m.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

County Commissioners.

The board met Monday morning. Chairman Smith and Commissioner Johnson present. Considerable routine business in the way of witness and pauper bills was taken up and passed upon. In the afternoon Commissioner Walton came up and the road cases were taken up. Justice Young of Tisdale appeared before the board and asked that the county furnish each Justice of the Peace a copy of Daslers compiled laws as the present session laws now in their possession are broken and generally of no value. He urged it as a matter of economy to the county. T. H. Aley was appointed trustee of Otter Township vice C. R. Myles, deceased. Mr. J. F. Wallace was awarded $30 road damages.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

A Challenge.

EDS. COURIER: The Mutual Base Ball club would be pleased to play the Winfields a match game of ball one week from next Saturday, April 21st, the game to be nine innings or more. Stakes to be a ball, bat, and supper for the nines. Please reply through the COURIER. Respectfully, MUTUALS.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

A slight-of-hand fraud calling himself the Aonly original Robert Hazel,@ held forth at the Opera House Saturday evening. It was a sort of a gift enterprise and drew a big house at thirty-five cents a head. The show was a gigantic fraud. Several presents were given away

Ca couple of sacks of flour and some little combs, and the boss announced that those who were not supplied should call on Henry Goldsmith Monday morning. About a hundred called by, and as Henry knew nothing of it, their hopes of getting even part of their money back were blasted. The fellow left for Independence Monday.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

DIED. Mr. T. A. Blanchard=s family have all been dangerously sick with measles and pneumonia this spring, and on Sunday, his oldest boy, Ira, died, after a severe illness of more than six weeks. His oldest daughter is also very low and hardly any hopes are held of her recovery. These visitations of sickness and death have come to our citizens more frequently this spring than ever before. Mr. Blanchard and family have much sympathy in their bereavement. We hope that his family may soon again enjoy the blessings of health.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

We are in receipt of a circular from the headquarters of the Grand Army of the Republic at Omaha, which announces, among other appointments, the name of J. E. Snow, of Winfield, Kansas, as aid-de-camp to the commander in chief. There are eleven of the aids selected from different states. This is a high compliment to Mr. Snow, and gives him the title of Brigadier-General. He will be one of the high-muck-a-mucks at the Denver National Encampment in July. Present, Arms!!


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

News of a sad case of suicide comes from Mr. John Pierson=s, who lives just across the river west of town, in Vernon Township. Mr. Pierson had an old horse which had acquired the habit of Apulling back.@ A heavy rope was put on his neck Friday and he was left to indulge his favorite proclivity. On returning from town Mr. Pierson went out to see how things stood, and found the old horse sitting on his tail like a dog, stone dead. It seems to be a case of deliberate suicide.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mr. H. A. Booth, the gentlemanly agent for Beard & Dellou=s books, left here Tuesday to work in other fields. He leaves Hills Manual in the hands of Mr. A. Jackson, who will continue the canvass, and the Hills Album in the hands of J. H. Connor. These agents are worthy of the confidence of the public. Mr. Booth leaves his thanks for the kind treatment he has invariably received and will remember the many courtesies he has received here.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

We are pained to learn of an accident which happened to Miss Tirzah Hoyland, better known to the COURIER readers as AOlivia,@ last week. While out horseback riding, the horse became unmanageable and ran away, throwing her violently. It is feared that she sustained dangerous injuries. We hope she may speedily recover and enjoy many years of health and happiness.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

For sale by H. G. Fuller. One elegant 6 room house, 3 lots, $1,500; one 4 room cottage, 2 lots, $1,200; one 2 room, 1 lott, $450. A few more desirable lots cheap; 3 acres improved, a bargan, 15 x 16.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

An Occurrence.

Every unfortunate denizen of this mundane sphere, however fortunate he may be, must meet with trials and tribulations at some period of his existence. Thus has it been with our friend, C. C. Harris. Last Saturday, as on several preceding Saturdays, he drove over to the place, where he could pass the Sabbath day in quiet meditation, far removed from the busy haunts of men. He arose bright and early in the morning, and observing a crowd gathered curiously around some object, he proceeded to investigate and found his buggy standing in the middle of the street loaded with hay, the wheels gone, and in their places the wheels of Dr. Thompson=s wagon, with the general rule as to front and back wheels reversed. A search was instituted and one of his wheels was found in the private office of W. H. Gould, another back of his dwelling, another in the rear of John Drury=s, and the fourth at James Wilkie=s. Mr. Harris said he didn=t mind the joke, but the disposition of the wheels was more than he could bear. We are not aware of any opposition to Mr. Harris= visits here, except it be from Mr. O=Hare, who was here Saturday afterrnoon, but as he was accompanied by our respected county attorney, we cannot think he had anything to do with it. DOT.

Maple City, April 8th.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Markets. The grain market has been very slow during the past few daysCpossibly owing to the farmers being too busy to bring grain to market. Bliss & Wood ran out of wheat entirely and were compelled to shut down until they could ship in some grain. They received three car loads today (Wednesday) for which they paid 95 cents laid down at their elevators. On Tuesday they paid $1.00 per bushel for several loads today they are paying 95 cents. Corn brings 30 cents. Hogs are worth $6.25 to $6.40. George Miller shipped five car loads of sheep last week to St. Louis.



Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at the Baptist Parsonage in Winfield, April 5th, 1883, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. Charles C. Canady and Miss Mary Thomas, both of Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Council will meet next Monday evening and organize, at which time the hundred or more candidates for appointive offices will be relieved of their anxiety.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of Mr. Forest Rowland, in Winfield, April 1st, 1883, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. John C. Rowland and Miss Rose L. Sample, both of Winfield.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Monks, of St. Louis, are visiting with their daughter, Mrs. J. S. Mann. They are well pleased with Kansas and Cowley County and compliment Winfield highly.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

DIED. Mrs. Doty, wife of Levi Doty, of Tisdale Township, died from the effects of cancer Monday. She was buried on Tuesday in the Winfield Cemetery.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Judge Torrance and J. C. Fuller will begin the erection of two brick buildings on Main Street next to George Miller=s meat shop at once.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Winfield Hide House has on exhibition a curiosity in the shape of a swan skin. It is one of the downiest things we have seen.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride, April 8th, 1883, by Rev. P. F. Jones, G. E. Bradt and Annie L. Chenault, all of Winfield.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at the M. E. Parsonage by Rev. P. F. Jones, April 9th, 1883, Taylor B. Friend and Lucy A. Drown, both of Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The Cowley, Sumner and Ft. Smith R. R. stock was exchanged for stock in the consolidated company.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

Mr. B. F. Wood is happy in the arrival of his mother and her family from Ohio on a visit.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

The J. A. Hood road was rejected, the possible damages being too great.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.



Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.

AD. SHEEP FOR SALE. I will sell my herd off six hundred good, young, graded sheep. The wool of my herd brings from two to three cents more per lb. in market than any sheep in the county. Inquire of Mr. Bartlett or Mr. Curns, of Winfield, or on the farm, three miles north of Winfield, Kansas M. HOWARD.

April 11, 1883.


Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.





Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.


For Sale. One Short horn Durham bull by S. H. Seaman, residing seven miles southwest of Dexter on Grouse Creek.

Hugh Chance has purchased the Jacksons Coles horse and will stand him at his residence two miles northwest of Tisdale the coming season.

The best building stone at E. S. Hackworth=s quarry two miles east of Udall. Inquire at P. W. Smith=s store, Udall. Wanted, a man to quarry stone.

A Great Bargain. 160 acres near Winfield, well improved, 20 acres in wheat, will be sold very cheap for cash or on easy payments, or trade for city property. D. F. BEST.

I have a large stock of sewing machines both new and second hand of almost every make, which I must close out to make room for new. For the next ten days I will offer special bargains, either for cash or in payments. Don=t fail to call and see me. D. F. BEST.

For Sale. The fine thoroughbred Durham bull, ADean Sickles,@ pedigree registered. This bull is four years old last March and is one of the best animals for breeding purposes in the county. Purchaser will be furnished pedigree in full. The animal will be found at F. D. Stebbins= farm, eight miles south of Winfield on the Walnut River.

C. D. SOULE, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Constant Items.

Mr. Cronk is putting up a wire pasture.

AListing@ is the correct way to plant corn; so say the farmers by words and actions.

It is the fashion to hold your hat on with both handsCnecessity is the mother of fashion.

A Sabbath school has been started at Victor under the superintendence of Mr. Watt. We prophesy a good school as the result of Mr. Watt=s labors.

The carpenter work has been commenced on the Granger=s Store. The letting of the contract to Mr. Cronk insures a neat, quick, and durable job being done, as Mr. Cronk is one of the best carpenters in the county.

Dr. A. W. and the Misses Mattie and Lucy Holland, who went to Dakota some two weeks ago, write that they are well pleased with the country with the exception of the climate. They do not like to see it 10 degrees on Easter.

A washing machine agent has been canvassing this neighborhood with an entirely different machine from any we have ever seen. It consists of a trumpet-shaped piece of tin by which the water is forced through, and afterward back through the clotes while they are in the tub. Mr. Davis, the agent, has been washing for several families, doing quick and clean work in all cases.

After studying the homestead laws and computing the tariff on axle-grease, we see that this letter has a good show for the wastebasket, so we QUIT.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Cambridge Crumbs.

What a handsome pair of clerks at Hardin=s.

We are glad to have Mr. Albert with us again.

Mr. and Mrs. Fank McAuliffe and child, of Altamont, are guests of W. T. Koons and family.

We see the sedate visage of Prof. Hutchings on our streets this week. He is a guest of the Cambridge House.

Singing class every Thursday night. Come out and try your voices and help us sing. Mr. W. T. Koons is our teacher.

Cambridge is improving fast. Mr. Roberts has his addition nearly completed ad several new buildings are going up.

Mr. Davie Dale has sold his house and lots on Lazett street to a Mr. Hovey of Winfield. Mr. Hovey took possession last Tuesday.

Miss Belle Winters has recovered from an injury received by a fall, and has returned to Burden to take up her place behind the counter again.

The lumber yard is booming. Several car loads have been received in the last few days.

Mr. Jim Vaughter, our agent and operator, has gone to Ottawa on a short visit. Some of the young ladies Abet@ that he will not return. If he does not, there will be weeping and wailing and a perfect eruption of tender hearts. Oh me! Life is truly a race from the cradel to the grave. MOSS BACK.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.



Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

AD. F. H. BULL, DENTIST, Main Street, Winfield, Kansas. Rooms first building North of Johnson=s Drug Store. MY SPECIALTY IS SAVING THE NATURAL TEETH. Don=t have your teeth extracted because they ache, or are badly decayed. Call and have them examined free of charge. All work guaranteed.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.


The Creamery Company had a meeting Monday afternoon.

Will Allison has been appointed county printer of Sumner County.

W. C. Root and wife have been spending a week at Geuda Springs.

D. L. Kretsinger is improving his residence property with fences, trees, etc.

Miss Clute has almost lost her voice and has not taught her school for three days.

Miss Della Tuttle, a niece of C. A. Bliss, is in Topeka visiting with Mrs. Rigby.

Mr. G. S. Manser had several magnificent tulips in full bloom in his yard last Friday.

I have a fine jack for sale. Buyers should apply at once. Four years old.


Captain Lowry started his ice wagon Monday morning. The COURIER returns thanks for a chunk.

T. K. Johnson has sold to H. G. Fuller and Wm. Morris a lot on Main street south of the Lindell Hotel for $700.

Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.


Mrs. M. L. Read returned with her husband from the East Thursday evening, much improved in health.

The street sprinkler is not doig as good service as it ought. The windy weather seems to have a bad effect on it.

Miss Belle Roberts, who has been visiting with Mrs. Horning during the winter, returned to her home in Michigan.

H. G. Fuller offers a list of desirable property for sale in another column. He is making things hum in city real estate.

J. L. Horning had his lawn mower out for an exercising Friday evening. It stood the exercise much better than Mr. Horning.

Mr. M. L.Read returned from Hot Springs Friday. He is much improved in health. The hot water is death on Arhematicks.@

DIED. Mrs. Waters, wife of T. H. Waters and sister of Mrs. John McGuire, died last Thursday and was buried on Friday afternoon.

A. H. Doane was offered eight thousand dollars for his corner on Main street by Mr. McDougle last week. He wouldn=t take it.

Rev. Thos. Borchers has received a call from the Rock Island, Illinois, Baptist Church. He has accepted and will locate there at once.

Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Mr. H. G. Fuller sold A. B. Arment=s home property southeast of town last week to

P. P. Powell, of Chicago, for $2,300, cash. Mr. Powell will improve the property and comes here to reside.

The tenth candidate for Register of Deeds has just come to the front. When they all get their forces in battle array, there will be some tall skirmishing done.

The appointments of Marshal and City Clerk were not made Monday evening and from eight to ten candidates are left swinging on the verge of uncerrtainty.

Mr. T. A. Blanchard=s fily were all up to breakfast Monday morning, for the first time in six weeks. They have had a most severe tussle with sickness.

Mr. Ambrose Kinley, wife and daughter, of Cambridge, made the COURIER a pleasant call last week. He is one of those intelligent and large-hearted farmers that we are always glad to meet.

At the last regular meeting of the Library Association, Hon. W. P. Hackney, D. A. Millington, R. C. Story, J. C. McMullen, and E. T. Trimble were elected honorary members of said Association.

The mail carrier on the Dexter route, whom we alluded to last week as shooting along the road, skipped out with a hundred dollars of his employers= money. No clue can be obtained to his whereabouts.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Mr. Sparks sold George W. Miller two steers Saturday that weighed 4,370 pounds. The largest one weighed 2,423 pounds. Mr. Sparks got $201.65 for the two. These are the largest steers we have seen in the county.

Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Messrs. J. Larkin, Issac B. Mahan, and John H. Wood, of Dunkirk, Ohio, have rented a section of land of Read & Robinson on Badger, 4 miles southeast of town, on which they will place a thousand fine sheep and go into the business of improving the grades of sheep.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

The Rose Valley school closed last Friday with a big dinner, sandwiched with literary exercises and a general good time. After the speaking the teacher, Mr. George Wright, was presented with a mammoth cake, a gift from his scholars. This was a fitting testimonial to Mr. Wright=s faithful and efficient work.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Chauncey S. Hewitt, of Little Rock, Arkansas, called on us last Saturday. He is in this county looking after property interests. He has a large farm on Silver Creek in Libert Township, which was one of the earliest settled farms in this county. He claims that he has on that farm seventeen acres which was broken up with the plow earlier than any other breaking in the county. It was plowed in the sprring of 1869. He refuses to sell, but will return here and make that farm his future home.



Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

One of the finest social parties ever given in Winfield was at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor a few weeks ago. The item was lost at the time and did not appear in our local notices. The supper was very superb with the greatest variety of good things and the enjoyment of the numberous guests was complete. Mr. and Mrs. Pryor know well how to entertain their friends.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

J. C. Fuller, cashier of the Winfield Bank, left for Kansas City Monday. He will return by way of Topeka, where he has been delegated by the Board of Commissioners to complete the exchange of Cowley County=s stock in the Cowley, Sumner and Fort Smith railroad for consolidated stock, and also represent the county at the annual stockholders= meeting to be held in that city on the 19th inst.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Wednesday of last week we were delighted with a visit from Rev. Phillip Krohn, of Atchison. He has made a reputation here as a lecturer second to none. He is a very pleasant, social gentleman, a deep thinker, and has the courage to speak his mind. If Rev. Krohn and Maj. Crowell are fair representatives of the citizens of Atchison, it is no wonder that so many important places are filled from that city.




Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Uncle Joe Likowski returned from Florida last week to attend to some business here. He is well pleased with Florida, and has cleared, mostly with his own hands, two and a half acres of timber land. He says that all of Cowley=s people are doing well there. Jake Keffer is postmaster, proprietor of a new town and a saw-mill with a lease on twelve hundred acres of timber and has made himself rich in a year.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning entertained a house full of friends at their fine residence in the southwest part of town last Friday evening. There were a merry set of guests, who enjoyed the occasion immensely and adjourned with the impression that their host and hostess were the nicest people in the world.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

DIED. A man was drowned in the river about five miles above town Tuesday evening. He was not sound in mind and it is supposed to be a case of suicide. The Coroner held an inquest Tuesday night and the jury rendered a verdict of Aaccidentally drowned.@ His name was Wm. Magny.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

W. H. Clark, a former clerk of the New York store, came in from Edinborough, Pennsylvania, Friday and will visit for a time with his friends here. He and his brother took a car-load of ponies to Pennsylvania last fall, which were readily disposed of at high figures. Ponies are a luxury in that state.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Maj. Crowell, special agent of the P. O. D., visited our citty last Friday on his trip of inspecting all the first and second class post offices in the state. The Major is one of Uncle Sam=s liveliest and most energetic officers, a gentleman and a scholar, and makes warm friends wherever he goes.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

During the storm Friday night the lightning struck a millet stack at E. P. Young=s. It ran down through the center of the stack, setting fire to the middle of it. Mr. Young and a lot of his neighbors cut the stack in two and succeeded in stopping the fire.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Chas. Painter knocked a tooth out of a colt=s head last week, which was two and a half inches square. It was one of the teeth which cause the Abig head.@ We have often wondered what ailed certain fellows about town. They need their teeth pulled.




Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

George Miller bought a steer Monday which had three hornsCtwo on the head and one on the side of its neck. George got up a small museum and exhibited the steer for the benefit of the poor and sick. Quite a collection was taken up.

[Believe this must have been the butcher!]


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Dr. W. R. Davis came up from Vinita, Indian Territory, Saturday to finally settle up his business. He has his family located and likes the country. The Doctor is an excellent physician and a good citizen, and will be a valuable acquisition to Vinita.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

G. H. Allen is building a mammoth barn on his new residence property. It is about thirty feet square, with express wagon attachment, and will be used to house the various vehicles and horses used by himself and the Wells Fargo company.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Mr. Beck, the photographer, has been making some excellent stereoscopic views of churches, prominent buildings, and scenes around Winfield, and is keeping them on sale at his gallery. They are very fine.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

For Sale by H. G. Fuller. One elegant 6 room house, 3 lots, $1,500; one 4 room cottage, 2 lots, $1,200; one 2 room, 1 lot, $450. A few more desirable lots cheap; 3 acres improved; a bargain.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

H. G. Fuller=s horse tore loose from a hitching post Tuesday morning and smashed the buggy and harness up in about ten jumps. An Indian with a red blankete was the cause.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

I had a spotted pony stray from my place last Saturday. Finder will be rewarded by leaving information at Wallis= store. Theo. Pontious.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Mr. James Lorton, bookkeeper in the Winfield bank, enjoyed the country breezes this week by a three days visit to his parents in Sumner County.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Rev. G. E. Bicknell was appointed to take charge of the Dexter and Prrairie Ridge Presbyterian churches, by the Presbytery.



Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

The City millinery is closing out their stock at cost. All new fresh goods. Now is your time to get hats cheap.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Rev. Graham has been called to be the pastor of the Star Valley and New Salem Presbyterian churches.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Theo. Johnston returned from New Mexico Tuesday and will probably remain during the summer.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Mr. C. A. Bliss has sold his residence opposite the Court House to Albert Bliss for $4,500.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

E. A. Axtel, of Kansas City, brother of T. F., is here on a short visit.


Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.

Program of the Kansas Press Association at Winfield, May 9th and 10th.

1. Wednesday, May 9th, 11:30 a.m. Meeting at Santa Fe depot with band and carriages. Guests carried to the places assigned to them.

2. 2 o=clock p.m. Meeting at the Opera House. Song by the Arion Quartette. Address of welcome by M. G. Troup. Response. Business of the Association.

3. 8 p.m. Ball at the Opera House.

4. Thursday 9 a.m. Excursion in carriages to parks, quarries, factories, and other places of supposed interest in and about Winfield.

5. 2 o=clock. Meeting at Opera House. Song. Business of the Association.

6. 8 o=clock p.m. Meeting at the Opera House. Song. Business of the Association. Addresses, toasts, etc.


Reception: Mayor, Geo. Emerson; Ex-Mayor, M. G. Troup; C. C. Black; Ed. P. Greer; Geo. Rembaugh; D. A. Millington.

Entertainment: J. P. Short, C. E. Fuller, S. L. Gilbert, R. C. Story, W. C. Robinson.

Excursion: H. E. Asp, P. H. Albright, J. B. Lynn, A. T. Spotswood.



Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Killed by Lightning.

DIED. Mrs. Evan Shriver, living in Sheridan Township, was instantly killed by lightning last Thursday morning about nine o=clock. She was working in the garden at the time. A few minutes before the flash, a neighbor woman saw her standing in the garden. Looking over again she saw Mrs. Shriver lying on the ground with smoke rising from her clothing. She ran over with a pan of water and soon by her screams brought the men from the field. When they arrived the clothes were nearly all burned off. An examination disclosed a spot on the right side of her head where the skin was discolored, and also on the inside of the ankle. Mrs. Shriver was wearing at the time a pair of fine steel spectacles. One side was missing entirely and the remaining fragments were thrown some distance from where she fell.

Mrs. Shriver was sixty-two years old. She and her husband came to Kansas and settled in Johnston County in early cays, where they lived until twelve years ago when they removed to Cowley Countty. She has two sons, Barney and Owen Shriver, and three married daughters living in this county, and had been an active member of the Christian Church for thirty-eight years. The blow was a heavy one to the husgand whose help-meet she had been for over forty-two years. They had traveled together in the bright and joyous days of youth, past the noon of life, and far down toward the end where the shadows meet. Hand in hand they had met the joys and sorrows, the trials and advertisities which are the common lot of all. They had seen a family of sons and daughters grow to man and womanhood and middle age, and had together welcomed to the old home the sunny faces of grandchildren. No wonder that this sudden and unexpected calamity falls with such crushing weight.

The funeral services were held on Friday, Judge Gans officiating, and the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.

[NOTE: 1883 minus twelve years equals 1871...the year Mr. and Mrs. Evan Shriver came to Cowley County and settled in Sheridan Township, Cowley County.]


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Commissioners= Proceedings.

The Board remitted all tax on Ezra Meech=s sheep except in Walnut Township.

The J. A. Hood road was rejected and Mr. Hood charged with the cost of view and surveying thereof.

Messrs. Al. Clark, of Creswell, and J. S. Mann, of Winfield, were appointed to count the funds in the treasury.

Road tax in Spring Creek Township levied by mistake of assessor was remitted.

Geo. Russell, of Creswell, was given his constitutional exemption of $200.

H. J. Sandfort=s personal property tax was transferred from district 20 [?] to district 19.

The school tax was remitted to James Gilleland in Spring Creek.

Tax sale on lots 15 and 16 in block 15, Arkansas City, was declared invalid.

J. M. Hooker resigned as trustee of Silver Creek Township. No appointment in his place.

The tax on Chinn=s cattle, in Bolton Township, was remitted.

The resignation of Niton Jackson as constable of Tisdale Township was tendered, but not accepted by the Board.

Fifty dollars were appropriated to the County Normal, and an insurance of $3,000 on the Courthouse ordered.

In the appeal of district 113, the action of the Superintendent was sustained.

Wm. Hixon=s tax was remitted owing to erroneous assessment, also tax of Amos Biddle, in Beaver Township.

Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Horse Thief Hunt.

We clip the following account of a big catch in horse thieves made by the officers of Sumner County. The fellows seemed to have gone into the horse stealing business systemati-cally and on the wholesale plan. The only fault we find is that there were too many live ones captured. A dead horse thief is worth a dozen live ones. The Press gives the following account of the capture.

About two weeks ago an old man named J. W. Ross, from Clay County, Texas, went into camp about five miles southeast of Hunnewell, with a herd of horses and mules, which were placed on sale. On the 13th ult., he was joined by his sons, Samuel Ross and James Ross. This party was followed by a man named J. W. Herring, who had had three horses and a mule stolen. Mr. Herring started out on the first inst., on foot, but secured a horse upon reaching a cow camp and when he arrived at Fort Reno, telegraphed to Caldwell for the authorities to look out for the outfit.

Yesterday morning, the 11th inst., a posse consisting of C. M. Hollister, deputy U. S. Marshal, L. W. Thralls, of this city, Henry Brown and Ben Wheeler of Caldwell, John Hunnewell, J. W. Herring, and three others, whose names we failed to learn, rode out from Hunnewell to the Ross camp. Four horsemen were sent around on the opposite side and just at daybreak the other seven approached on foot. When within about thirty yards of the camp, the Ross boys opened fire and commenced retreating. The fire ws returned, of course. Samuel Ross ran about fifty yards, firing as he went, and then took shelter in a thick clump of bushes. He was soon shot through the head and heart and died instantly. James Ross ran about one hundred yards. His right hand was shot nearly off and he was wounded in both legs above the knees. The old man surrendered without resistance.

Before leaving Hunnewell, L. W. Thralls presented a young man from Wichita, who gave his name as Pettigo, with a pair of bracelets. Pettigo held an order from one M. F. Cornelious on J. W. Ross for Athat sorrel horse.@ He described the horse and pointed him out without any trouble.

The dead man, the wounded man, Ross, the father, and Pettigo were all brought to this city on the noon train and are in the county jail at this writing. Cornelious will be arrested probably before morning.

There were twenty-one mules and twenty-five horses in the camp. These are now in the hands of the sheriff. The wounded man confessed that a large part of them are stolen.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

G. A. R.

The Grand Army of the Republic will observe Decoration Day Wednesday, May 30, 1883, at Winfield. Any person who knows of the grave of a dead soldier in either of the cemeteries near Winfield will please notify by letter or in person the undersigned committee. The Arkansas City, Dexter, and Burden Posts are specially invited to be present and assist in decorating the graves of our deceased comrades. All old soldiers invited to participate.



Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Encourage the Boys.

Yesterday morning Mr. Geo. W. Miller, capitalist and prominent stock dealer, came into the Winfield Bank and made a present of a five dollar gold piece each to James Lorton,

C. E. Fuller, and E. J. McMullen, employees, in testimonial of their uniform courtesy, gentlemanly deportment, and correct, neat, and prompt manner of keeping accounts and paying checks.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Dr. Davis. If you are indebted to Dr. W. R. Davis, call at our office and settle at once before costs are made. JENNINGS & TROUP.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Ira D. Black, of Tisdale Township, had the misfortune to lose one of their twin babies last Tuesday. It got hold of some concentrated lye and swallowed it, with fatal effect.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Owing to the crowded condition of our advertising columns, we are compelled to leave over a large amount of interesting local and neighborhood news.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

E. M. Osborne was down from Rock Thursday looking after some sheep.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Location of Hydrants.

The following report of the committee on streets and alleys was adopted by the Council Monday evening, locating the forty hudrants.

1. Northeast corner Walton St. and 9th Ave.

2. Southwest corner Mansfield St. and 9th Ave.

3. Southwest corner Mansfield St. and 10th Ave.

4. Northeast corner Mansfield St. and Menor St.

5. Northeast corner 7th Avenue and Menor St.

6. Southwest corner 8th Avenue and Menor St.

7. Southesast corner 9th Avenue and Menor St.

8. Southwest corner 10th Avenue and Menor St.

9. Southwest corner 11th Avenue and Menor St.

10. Southwest corner 12th Avenue and Menor St.

11. Southwest corner Riverside Avenue and Manning St.

12. Southwest corner 6th Avenue and Manning St.

13. Southeast corner 8th Avenue and Manning St.

14. Northeast corner 9th Avenue and Manning St.

15. Northeast corner 6th Avenue and Maine St. [DO THEY MEAN MAIN STREET?]

16. Northwest corner 7th Avenue and Maine St.

17. Northwest corner 8th Avenue and Maine St.

18. Southeast corner 9th Avenue and Maine St.

19. Northwest corner 9th Avenue and Maine St.

20. Southeast corner 9th Avenue and Maine St.

21. Southwest corner 9th Avenue and Maine St.

22. Northwest corner 9th Avenue and Maine St.

23. Southeast corner 10th Avenue and Maine St.

24. Northwest corner 11th Avenue and Maine St.

25. Northwest corner 12th Avenue and Maine St.

26. Southwest corner 7th Avenue and Millington St.

27. Northeast corner 8th Avenue and Millington St.

28. Southwest corner 9th Avenue and Millington St.

29. Southeast corner 10th Avenue and Millington St.

30. Southwest corner 11th Avenue and Millington St.

31. Northeast corner 12th Avenue and Millington St.

32. Northeast corner Loomis Avenue and Blandin St.

33. Southeast corner 8th Avenue and Fuller St.

34. Northeast corner 10th Avenue and Fuller St.

35. Southwest corner 11th Avenue and Fuller St.

36. Northeast corner 8th Avenue and Andrews St.

37. Southwest corner 10th Avenue and Andrews St.

38. Southeast corner 9th Avenue and Andrews St.

39. Southeast corner 10th Avenue and Andrews St.

40. Northeast corner 11th Avenue and Andrews St.

The apportionment of hydrants leaves the part of the city east of the schoolhouse entirely improvided for. It will take forty more hydrants to give these citizens the fire protection necessary.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 95 cents per bushel. Corn is worth 31 cents. Hogs selling freely at $5.50. One car load of oats has been sold during the week at 35 cents.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Gun Club Shoot.

The Winfield Gun Club had their weekly glass ball shoot Tuesday. After the shooting a business meeting was held at which Chas. C. Black was elected Captain and Ed. P. Greer Secretary. A communication from the Arkansas City Club was considered and an invitation extended to that club to participate in a match shoot on next Tuesday as the guests of the Winfield Club. The following is Tuesday=s score.




Manny, Harter, McLain, Whiting, Black, Lockwood, Greer, Clark.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Information Wanted. Any person knowing the address of John Lightner or can give any information as to his whereabouts will be gladly received. Leave word at this office or with A. H. Beck, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

A Card.


EDS. COURIER: At the solicitation of many friends, I will at the proper time announce my name to come before the County Republican convention for nomination for re-election to the office of Register of Deeds. Official duties will prevent a personal canvass.



Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Curns & Manser will give you better terms on real estate loand than any firm in this county.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

W. C. Douglas, of Tisdale Township, for County Clerk.

As the political pot has begun to boil and one after another of the candidates are dropped into the cauldron to simmer till our convention dips out its choice, allow us of Tisdale Township to present our candidate for County Clerk in the person of the man whose name heads this article. He is a young man who is fully competent to discharge the duties of the office, and his Republican friends of this township present his name feeling certain that it will receive due consideration at the Republican County Convention this coming summer.

Mr. Douglas came to this county from Illinois some eight years ago. He had but very limited means to start in a new country, but purchased a farm and went to work, and by hard labor and judicious financiering, has made for himself a neat little home. He has filled several township offices, and always discharged their duties with credit to himself and honor to the township. He is purely a Republican, and a man who is not afraid to stand up for his principles among countless numbers of his political foes. He has been identified with every public enterprise of the township since his residence in it, and by his honesty, both in politics and business, he has gained the respect of all who know him. Fellow Republicans, we do not claim any precedence for our township in this matter, but we do for our candidate, for we know he would be the right man in the right place.



Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

From the Traveler.

Messrs. Green & Snyder sold a lot on Main street opposite the post office for $1,200 last week.

DIED. At his residence in this city, Wednesday, April 6tth, 1883, of heart disease,

S. B. Daniels, in the 57th year of his age.

Hon. A. J. Pyburn thinks somewhat of locating at Arkansas City in the near future. You and yours will be hartily welcomed, A. J.

H. C. McDorman, one of Dexter=s prominent men, spent several days of last week in this city.

On Friday last a mad dog in Rose Valley, northeast of the city, created quite an excite-ment, and is said to have bitten several farm animals.

AFarmer@ Scott sold two fat hogs last week weighint 765 pounds for 6-1/2 cents per pound. C. M. says there is more money in raising hogs than running a newspaper.

Our assessor, Capt. J. B. Nipp, started on his rounds yesterday and is, consequently, at this time making a note of every man=s possessions for all they are worth.

Hostettler and Wilkinson, arrested for horse-stealing, had a preliminary examination before Judge Bonsall last week and in default of $1,000 bail each were committed to jail at Wichita till the fall term of the U. S. Court.

An Indian industrial school, maintained by the general government, is to be built at Lawrence, and Secretary Teller has forwarded the plans and specifications of the building. A site of three hundred acres, just south of the city, has been secured. The school will acommodate 500 pupils. The buildings and grounds will cost $100,000, of which $10,000 has been raised in Lawrence, by private subscription. The government will defray the rest of the expense. It will be ready for occupancy about the 1st of December.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Akron Brevities.

W. B. Weimer has the boss corn rows.

Corn planting is almost a thing of the past.

Considerable barbed wire fencing is being done this spring.

We had a splendid rain Friday night which helped vegetation wonderfully.

Rev. Rose will discontinue his appointments at Walnut Valley Church hereafter.

Mr. William Metzgar is 70 years old and done more work than any man in the neighborhood.

Mrs. Alice Stump, of Douglas, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, and his sister, Mrs. Lacey.

Our farmers are meditating over the question whether to sell or not to sell their cream to the creamery.

Constable Lacey says if he don=t get a chance to arrest somebody pretty soon, he is going to resign.

Messrs. Nichols & Huston will quit the milling business about May 1st and Mr. Wiley will take their places.

I made a slight mistake in my last when I said Mr. Burt=s four nephews arrived from Texas, for two of them were nieces.


The Presbyterians will have a communion next Sabbath, April 22nd, and preparatory service Saturday afternoon at 3 o=clock.

Fairview Township has a man within her borders who has not been mad for a yeear: the road overseer in the southwest district had better get to work.

Rev. Graham and W. B. Weimer returned from Presbytery last Wednesday. W. B. Looks like he had stored away enough of knowledge while he was gone to last him a year.

The early sown wheat looks well, but later sown looks badly. Some farmers are plowing their late wheat up and planting the ground in corn. Farmers, sow your wheat early or not at all.

Our Sunday School Convention was quite a successful affair, considering the busy time with the farmers. Although the attendance in day time was not very large, at night the house was crowded. The choir, under the management of Mr. Hittle [?NOT SURE OF NAME?], furnished excellent music, and we had some very interesting speaking on Sabbath school work and prohibition by Dr. Humble, of Wichita, Rev. Bicknell, of Chicago, and Rev. Hopkins, of Douglass.

Rev. C. P. Graham has accepted a call from the Presbyterians of the Walnut Valley Church till either party becomes dissatisifed. Never was there a better meaning, live and energetic preacher than Rev. Graham. Five years ago he came to this place when the church was scattered like sheep having no shepherd, but by his dilligence and perseverence he gathered together the remaining fragments, and the church has been growing steadily ever since, and three years ago they erected a neat church building. AUDUBON.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.

Report of Walnut Valley S. S. Convention.

The Convention met according to program on Thursday, April 12th. A good attendance on hand, considering the busy time of year. On motion of Rev. Graham, A. H. Limerick and C. H. Leavitt were chosen chairman and secretary. The exercises opened by singing, followed with prayer by Dr. Humble. The regular program was then taken up. The first topic was assigned to Dr. Humble. The chairman thought best to postpone this topic until after-noon, so others coming after dinner could have the chance of hearing it. The AImportance of training a child correctly,@ was discussed freely by Dr. Humble, Rev. Graham, C. H. Leavitt, and Chairman Limerick. The Convention then adjourned for dinner, when a bountiful repast was spread upon the pulpit platform, and all took a leading part in this invigorating exercise. The Chairman wanted to remain through the first, second, and third tables, but was finally dragged away by Bro. Graham, who had been waiting patiently on him for an hourr. All enjoyed the repast, for it was good. The Convention was called to order at 2:30 p.m., when Rev. Hopkins, of Douglass, accompanied by Dr. Bicknell, of Chicago, a representative of the Standard, made their appearance. Prayer was offered by Dr. Humble, and after singing, Rev. Hopkins discoursed on AFruitfulness of S. S. Work,@ followed by Mrs. Lydia Thompson, of Rock, and Drs. Humble and Bicknell. S. S. Teachers, their place and power, was ably discussed by Dr. Humble, Mrs. Pember, Drs. Poke and Bicknell, Rev. Graham, and Chairman Limerick. A short recess was taken, when the children treated the audience to some select music, and a very interesting talk to the children was given by Dr. Humble and Chairman Limerick. ReviewsChow and why?Cwere thoroughly discussed by Rev. Graham and Drs. Humble and Bicknell. This closed the exercises for the day. Rev. Graham offered a vote of thanks to those from a distance helping in the convention, viz.: Mrs. Nickels (organist), Rev. Hopkins, Dr. Bicknell, A. H. Limerick, and Leavitt. There was much disappointment at the failure of several on the program to attend. At night we had a temperance meeting. The house was crowded. Addresses were listened to with great pleasure from Dr. Bicknell, Rev. Hopkins, and Mr. Limerick. All went home well pleased.

C. M. LEAVITT, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.


Wood pumps for sale. W. A. Lee.

A good farm to sublet near Udall. S. T. Ward.

White fish and Mackerel at the Tower Grocery.

New furniture at Berkey=s.

Household Goods of every description at Berkey=s.

The finest tea in the land at 45 cents a pound at the Tower Grocery.

Examine the Plano Harvester with Appleby binder. W. A. Lee.

For Sale: Two red pedigreed shorthorned bulls. T. W. McClellen.

Frazee Bros. cannot be beat in the way of harness. Best goods at lowest prices.

Good 6 lid Range cook stove for sale at Berkey=s Second Hand Store, nearly new.

Frazee Bros., on east 9th Avenue, have the finest lot of harness and leather ware in the city.

No shop worn pianos or organs offered as new by Best, order one, get it new and save $50.

C. H. Fisk=s penetrating compound liniment for sale at McGuire Bros., Winfield or Tisdcale.

For Sale: One Short horn Durham bull by S. H. Seaman residing seven miles southwest of Dexter on Grouse Creek.

A Great Bargain. Best feed and cane mills in use, also celebrated Stubb=s Evaporator awarded $75, at Stl Louis Fair 1882. Send your address for price list and catalogue to J. R. Cole, Floral, Kansas.

The Udall Store, the pioneer store of Udall, Kansas, has now the most complete line of Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Notions, Ladies= Fancy Goods, and Queensware in the city. Smith & Hildebrand, Proprietors.

Beck Bros. price list for view work of stereoscopic pictures. On order $2.00 per dozen, also all other sizes of larger work, etc. [HAD AD PREVIOUSLY.]

For Sale. The fine thoroughbred Durham bull, ADean Sickles,@ pedigree registered. This bull is four years old last March and is one of the best animals for breeding purposes in the countty. Purchaser will be furnished pedigree in full. The animal will be found at F. D. Stebbins= farm, eight miles south of Winfield on the Walnut River. C. D. Soule, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Floral Items.

Grass starting nicely since the shower. A good soaking rain, and the farmers happy.

The click of the cornplanter is heard abroad in the land.

From present appearancew we will have a good crop of peaches and cherries, and by the way I think that Mr. Heart and Mr. Dicken had the boss peches of this neighborhood this year.

A little more wind than is pleasant occasionally; a goodly number of us repaired to our caves the night of the rain and we didn=t get blowed any more than though we had stayed above the ground, but we cyclonists don=t like too much wind.

Last week T. W. Dicken came near losing his house by fire. The roof caught fire from the stove pipe and soon made quite a blaze. There was soon plenty of help on the ground and by hard work, the flames were soon extinquished. Loss about $25. Not much news this week, though they say M____ is on his ear, no one has got booted yet as far as I hear. Guess again, M____.

Mr. Editor, are all our hopes to be blighted in regard to the sugar factory (brewery)? The farmers in this part are ready to take hold and raise any amount of cane that is required. I believe that a good sorghum, sugar, and syrup factory at Winfield is the best investment that could be made. It would be a paying investment not only for the company but Winfield and Cowley County. There are hundreds of acres of good sorghum land in this county that is not first class for any other crop that I know of. There are farmers all over this county that would raise cane and, where not convenient to factories, would work it into syrup and sell to factories at a fair price. Mr. Editor, will you start the ball to rolling? Some town in southern Kansas will have a sorghum and sugar factory in the near future, and why not Winfield? Let us hear from others on the subject. SORGO.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Sedan Correspondence.

I have not met with the COURIER folks for so long that I hardly know where to take up the line of events.

Surveying parties are ranging abroad in the land, but people don=t seem to care much about it. The general impression is that it is mere bluff among rival roads.

Great improvements are going on in our city, some 25 or more new residences finished or in course of construction this spring, besides several good business blocks.

The most active sensation since courrt was produced by the killing of Frank Brown in eastern Chautauqua County, wherein a man being hounded for months by a first-water assassin turned at last when it was the only means of saving his life, and killed the desperado who was seeking it. The community is unanimous in the opinion that Wm. Neal, the man who did the shooting in this case, was justified by the danger of his situation.

With charity for all and a sincere desire to hear from AHoratius,@ we remain as ever,


[Skipped some items.]


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Grass Culture.

My experience and practical knowledge of the tame grasses and clover in Virginia and other eastern states has been very wide. During three years residence in this county, I have not seen a good stand of grass or clover, or a good yield to the acre of timothy or clover. It is my opinion, formed from close observation since coming to this county, that orchard grass will be a success when tried with proper judgment. It stands dry weather better than any other grass, matures earlier, forms a very fine sod, yields as much mor more to the acre than other grass, makes nice hay when cut at the right time, is fine for grazing until freezing weather. The time for sowing this grass is from the first of April until May. Two bushels of seed to the acre is used in the east but more is required in this climate. Mr. Henry Gilstrap, of Grouse Creek, is experimenting with it and is well pleased with it. J. W. CAHILL.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

Mr. Christopher has a full school.

Thornton Baker is very sick with the measles.

Mrs. Milos has been quite ill, but is some better.

Mr. C. C. Crow is suffering with rrheumatism.

Some of the corn is up almost ready to work.

Mrs. Wolf is better, or is almost in usual health.

Mr. McMillen had the corn sheller=s this week.

Miss Randall is delighted with her work of training the youth of Salem.

Messrs. Hoyland and Chapel took their cattle off to the herd this week.

Mr. Shan Doolittle is quite indisposed, is suffering with rheumatism.

There will be some peaches and considerable other fruit if nothing happens to it.

Telegraph poles are being put up and Salem will soon have a telegram office.

Mr. Woolley, of Winfield, has been buying hay in our vicinity and hauling it to town.

There is a new doctor in Salem, but I cannot give his name. There is also a shoemaker.

The family of Mr. Walker are better of the measles, but Mr. Miller=s children now have them.

Oh for telephones to those that are too far away to bid us be of good cheer, or check our mirth if we need it.

Mr. Brooks had the misfortune to lose two good stacks of millet by fire, and with hard work it was put out and further damage saved.

The McHenry brothers are fencing their famr up in fine shape, have their hedge nicely laid, and getting ou rock for something.

Miss Jennie Lewis returned from Winfield quite awhile ago badly cripped with a scalded foot, but she is now all right and is a welcome Salemite.

Miss May Christopher had a vacation of several weeks, while she entertained the mumps. My one lucky streak has been to miss them and am glad of it.

Mrs. Pixley is enjoying better health this spring and is getting to be quite a pedestrian as she walked all the way to call on your afflicted servant.

BIRTH. Mr. and Mrs. Vance have a guest that weighs ten and a half pounds, and he is a strong looking little guest. Perhaps I can tell his name next time. All are doing finely.

Mr. Rudloff of Glen Grouse was the guest of Mr. Archer last week, also of Mr. Hoyland, and his sister who has been stopping a few weeks at the latter place accompanied him home.

Some of our young people attended a party given by Mr. Chandler, of Tisdale, in the new house of Mr. Morgan on Friday night. They report an excellent time, but the ride home was not very enjoyable.

I had the pleasure of a visit from Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Davis, of Cherryvale. It does one good to meet friends of happy days gone by. They are not in the best of health and have gone to the health-giving waters of Geuda Springs.

After a little spell of silence, I am again ready for a little chat with the dear readers of the good COURIER. The many kind words of sympathy and cheer have bound me closer to the Salemites, and I am glad to say I am decidedly better, but may I never experience such a wild ride again, for I did expect to open my eyes in eternity.

I think there are more birthdays among the Salemites in this month than any other, and among the rest that of your humble correspondent is on the 30th, and I acknowledge the receipt of a nice little birthday present by mail. May the sender live a longer and happier life than I have done. But I may reach three score and ten and be as happy as anybody. ATis sweet to be remembered.@

Since I last wrote our Sunday School has reorganized. Mr. Edgar was elected superintendent, Mr. S. A. Chapell, assistant, Miss Anna Buck, organist, Miss Gilmore, assistant. The Misses Dalgarn=s, Secretary and Librarian. The classes chose their own teachers. Mrs. Buck is teacher of first class of ladies, Mrs. Wolf teacher of the married or elderly men, Tirzah Hoyland of the young men, and one or two of the classes are not yet supplied. Let us all try to have a full and good school. We lack in numbers beside our Moscow and Prairie View neighbors. Communion services were well attended last week and several were taken into the church. Sorry I could not attend.

On Friday night the 20th, we all knew the wind was blowing at a fearful rate, but did not realize it was doing any damage in Salem, but it took Mr. Irwin Franklin=s kitchen and all its contents. The stove, table, etc., were broken and all the dishes and pans were broken and carried away. Mr. Edward Franklin happened to leave his best dress coat out there, and when found next day away out on the prairie, it was muddy and looked like an old rag. The main part of the house was partly turned around on the foundation, but none of the inmates were injured. It seems rough to see the hard earnings of industrious men swept away by the raging winds. There was very little rain. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Council Proceedings.


Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup in the chair. Roll called. Present: Councilmen Read, Wilson, McMullen, and Gary. Minutes of the last regular meeting and of the meeting held April 6, to canvass the votes of the late city election were read and approved. Mayor Troup, Councilman Gary, of the first ward, and Councilman Read, of the second ward, whose terms of office had expired, then vacated their seats, and Geo. Emerson, Jno. A. McGuire, and D. L. Kretsinger, having filed their oaths of office with the clerk, took the seats thus vacated, as Mayor, Councilman from the first ward, and Councilman from the second ward respectively. Roll called. Present: Mayor Emerson, Councilmen Wilson, McGuire, McMullen, and Kretsinger. The council then proceeded with the regular order of business.

Two petitions in reference to gutters on Main Street were presented and were laid over until next meeting.

The report of the finance committee that the report of the clerk for quarter ending March 15, 1883, was correct, was received and adopted.

The report of the committee on streets and alleys was adopted.

The following accounts were presented and referred to the finance committee.

W. R. Davis, Med. Attend., City Poor: $95.00

Cal. Ferguson, team and hearse: $3.00

Courier Co., city printing: $22.50

L. H. Webb, elec. Exp.: $.55

T. H. Soward, Police Judge, office rent: $24.00

The following amounts were presented and allowed and ordered paid.

Judge and clerk of election: $22.00

Cal. Ferguson, room for election: $2.00

L. Wise, gutter, 10 Ave. and Main St.: $14.70.

The bond of L. L. Beck as Police Judge with C. L. Harter, J. M. Keck, J. S. Silver, and J. B Lynn as sureties, was presented and approved.

The report of the Police Judge for March and 9 days of April was presented and referred to the finance committee.

The mayor allowed the standing committees for the ensuing year as follows.

On streets and alleys: Wilson, Kretsinger, and McGuire.

On finance: McMullen, Kretsinger, and Wilson.

On fire department: Kretsinger, McMullen, and McGuire.

On public health: McGuire, McMullen, and Wilson.

On motion of councilman Kretsinger, councilman McMullen was elected President of the council for the ensuing year.

The committee on streets and alleys was instructed to secure the dirt from the excavation of Mr. Myton=s new building on the best possible terms.

Messrs. Black & Rembaugh and the Courier Co. submitted proposition to do the city printing for one year from May 1st as follows: Council proceedings without charge; other city printing except job work at rates allowed by law for public printing; job works at lowest schedule rates. On motion the printing was awarded to Black & Rembaugh for six months from May 1st, 1883, and to the Courier Co. for six months thereafter, and the City Attorney was instructed to draw a contract accordingly.

On motion the council adjourned.

Attest: L. H. WEBB, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Constant Items.

Mr. Jas. Hon has purchased the Jake Livergood eighty. Consideration $1,250.

Mr. A. Tolls= brother-in-law has lately arrived from the east. He intends settling in the county.

Mr. A. McKerley has gone to Hot Springs, Arkansas, to try the curative properties of mineral water.

The photograph man was in the neighborhood last week taking pictures of the farmers= dwellings.

R. W. Anderson sold six hogs last week, which brought him the neat little sum of $100.

The singing party which met at the Bachelors ball (Wm. Timmerman=s) last Wednesday evening reports the most enjoyable time of the season.

A number of friends surprised Mr. and Mrs. Harbough at their home Friday evening to celebrate Mrs. Harbough=s fortieth birthday. A good time is reported. [Harbaugh?]

Mr. Will Timmerman has a natural curiosity. It consists of Arabbet horns.@ The horns are about two inches in length. Mr. Timmerman has caught two rabbits of that species.

AHouse cleaning@ is the watchword of the industrious wife, and the weary husband is glad to run away and go fishing, or hide in the barn loft, anything to keep from dusting the carpets.

We understand there is a fishing party, with baskets on the tapis. We have been fishing and on our way home fell to thinking of the emptiness of the world in general and of fishing ponds in particularr. The finny tribe is coy and deceptive. CAESAR.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

South Fairview Items.

The late rain was very much needed.

Health generally good.

Mr. Hollingsworth had his stable unroofed by the wind Friday night.

The surplus cattle of this part was run into the Territory last week for the season.

The Wallises are the early birds this season. They have begun to cultivate their corn.

Mrs. Hollingsworth is recovering slowly from a severe attack of Typhoid Malaria fever.

Mr. Cottingham is rebuilding temporarily until after harvbest when he will build a nice residence.

We are informed that Geo. McCarl was thrown from his horse Sunday evening, but was not seriously hurt.

We are very sorry to hear of AOlivia=s@ accident, but we hope ere long she may be able to Ajot@ the intelligence of her place again.

There was a horse-man through this part last week by the name of Bennet who has been selling to Cowley men thoroughbred draft horses. Mr. Bennet says he has sold twenty head in the county.

Farmers are buoyant over the prospectt of the coming crop and the entire counry is being plowed up and fixed for seeding. We imagine the country looks very different from the year De Soto passed through in search of the AFountain of Youth.@

DIED. The communitty was startled Tuesday last by the drowning of William Magner. The young man was about twenty years of age. He was deranged in mind and had wandered some distance from home and drowned before he was missed. The family have our heart felt sympathy. ROBROY.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Vernon News Items.

Land is changing hands occasionally at advanced prices.

We see our friend Millspaugh has returned from a visit to his daughters in Iowa.

We are glad to see C. K. Combs among us, as we feared we had lost him. Hope he=ll buy.

Have seen nothing from Vernon lately. I take the opportunity of sending you a few items.

Nothing has been heard lately about our grade school. Why don=t someone wake up the matter? Vernon could support a graded school in good shape.

G. T. Stone and wife started for Harper County Saturday on a visit to their daughter, who has recently married and whose home is near Anthony.

J. B. Corson and family leave soon for their home in Wisconsin, and he says he is bound to sell his farm there and make Kansas his future home. He has recently bought Mr. Hawkins= farm.

Some pieces of wheat are looking finely, and taking all together, promises an average crop. Farmers are looking forward to a good crop of everything this season excepting peaches, which will be almost a failure.

A large amount of improvement has been made this year. Among the good, substantial houses put up, we notice those built by J. B. Corson, T. B. Ware, Mr. Werden, W. L. Holmes, Mr. Foster, and E. Freeman, and several more will be built the coming season.

A stock company has been formed in Vernon and bought a fine Percheron Norman horse of E. Bennett, of Topeka, for which they paid $1,500. Vernon farmers are getting tired working Indian ponies, and we are glad to see them so interested in bringing fine stock intto our county. WALLACE.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.


Mrs. M. L. Jewell has returned from Topeka.

Senator Ingalls= lecture Thursday evening at the Opera House.

Miss Maggie Seabridge has bought a house and lots on east Tenth Avenue.

I am selling the celebrated Jackson wagon for $66, cash. W. A. LEE.

Mr. Bobbitt is moving his barn to the lots on Ninth Avenue west of the schoolhouse.

Being obliged to vacate room, I will sell my entire stock at cost. City Milliner.

Miss Jennie Lowry has returned from a month=s visit with Arkansas City friends.

Charlie Black has quit boarding and moved into his residence opposite the Telegram office.

S. M. Roberts has purchased George Martin=s shoe shop and will continue the business at the same stand.



Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.


A couple of young lady school teachers have purchased Mr. Craine=s residence on east Ninth Avenue.

Henry E. Asp has repapered his office in gilt, varnished the furniture, and is keeping up with the spring-time.

The Library Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at 3 p.m., in the library rooms.

The Rev. Wm. Braittain, Episcopalian, will hold services in the Courthouse Sunday next at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Q. A. Millspaugh spent a few days of last week in the city. He is traveling for a Burlington, Iowa, boot and shoe house.

L. B. Bullington started for Colorado last Monday, where he will probably spend the summer on account of his health.

Hudson Bros. have erected a marble pedestal in front of their store and fixed thereon a clock for the benefit of the public.

Uncle John Wallace was over from Dexter Monday shaking hands with the boys and looking over the political horizon.

Mrs. Q. A. Glass accompanying her mother went east Monday morning. Mrs. Glass will spend the summer in Chicago.

N. O. Fuller has a number one farm in Dexter Township and, we believe, intends returning and going into the stock business.

The frame for Mr. Lowry=s ice cream parlor near Riverside Park entrance is up. This will be a popular resort for picnic parties.

Wanted: A steady, reliable sheep herder, good wages and steady employment. Apply to Scott & Topliff, Arkansas City, Kansas.

The trial docket for the next term of the District Court, which meets here the first Tuesday in May, will be found on the fourth page.

I will graze stock in my pasture this summer at 50 cent per month per head for cattle and 75 cents for horses. 600 acres, part timber. T. S. GREEN.

Cowley was blessed with a splendid rain Friday night. If this kind of thing keeps up another month, we will discount even last year=s bountiful yield.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. A. R. McElrod, of New Salem, Saturday. We are indebted to him for information about the Friday night storm.

Ed. Nicholson was over from his big farm on Grouse Creek Friday. He is making things hum, and has fenced a two hundred acre pasture for his cows.

The house destroyed at Tisdale Friday night belonged to Sim Moore, of Burden. It must have been a very able-bodied cyclone to have attacked Sim=s house.

Mr. Walter Denning, the auctioneer, started Tuesday for Chicago to be gone two weeks. Persons desiring his services will find him at his usual place in two weeks.

Wirt W. Walton is to deliver the annual address before the State Press Association. Last year=s addrss was from Mr. Rothacker, the editor of the Denver Tribune.

Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.


Richie Mansfield has gone to Carbondale to take a position in a drug store there. Richie is a bright young fellow, full of energy, and one of the kind that will succeed anywhere.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Mrs. M. W. Stopher has again opened a dress-making establishment one door east of Mr. Rinker=s residence on 11th Avenue. An experienced cutter and fitter is engaged with her.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Senator Ingalls will deliver his famous lecture on Garfield at the Opera House this Thursday evening. Benefit of the Library Association. Admittance 25 cents. School children 15 cents.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

New Salem is now a telegraph station. The wires and batteries were put in Friday. A new schoolhouse is also being builtt, which will cost upwards of $2,000. It is to be two stories high.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Eight assessors have completed their returns and delivered them to the county clerk. The eight townships show an increase in population of three hundred, a loss in corn acreage over last year of one hundred acres, and an increase in wheat of five thousand acres. If other townships show equal gains, we have over thirty-six thousand acres of wheat and over twenty-two thousand population.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Captain Rowley, of the Kansas City Times, has been doing Southern Kansas this week. We met him at Geuda Springs Sunday. The Captain is an old newspaper man. He has a sort of a Baron Munchansen way of talking about circulation which is decidedly refreshing. We asked him if the Times= circulation was on the increase. AOn the increase, did you say? Well, I should smile! Thousand a weekCseventy-five thousand weeklies nowChundred thousand in another month. Why, we have seven men at work day and night setting up new names for the weekly list. It takes thirty girls to enter the names and keep the subscription accounts. We=ve got twenty-thousand dollars worth of postage stamps on hand, received from subscribers in the far west where postal orders and drafts are not to be had. Yes, our circulation is on the increase.@ We observed that during the recital of these harrowing details, the Captain was looking straight out before him, where, in full view, the mighty ANile of America hungrily reaches westward, a vast, lonely sea,@ and we excused him with the hope that it was only an attack of AKansas palingenesis.@




Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

The sidewalk out east on Ninth Avenue has been straggling around over the edge of the street in the most disgracefully crooked manner ever since it was put down. The COURIER has called attention to its fantastic angles several times. Aside from this, its flinty surface has re-echoed the tread of the Democratic Councilman from the First Ward, S. G. Gary, on an average of four times a day for three years, and still it remains an eye-sore to pedestrians. One would have thought that his eagle eye would have flashed at the sight of so much crookedness under his very nose. His neglect in this matter was undoubtedly due to pre-occupationCor perhaps he was waiting for some indignant citizen to offer him ten thousand dollars (?) to do his duty and have it straightened. We hope the new Council will have it done at once.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

John Gibson and Frank Rose, two railroad boys, had a wild drive Sunday. In the afternoon they hired a team of Billy Hand to drive to Arkansas City. They were only ggone three hours, and when they returned and drove into the barn, one of the horses fell dead. Bill Hand at once got out papers for their arrest, but the boys finally compromised by giving their notes for one hundred and fifty dollars. They were entirely too rapid for their pocket books. Billy will put an embargo on their salaries for several months to come.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge has been offered for the next meeting of the Ivanho Club on Tuesday, May 1. The following are on duty for miscellaneous selections: Miss Kate Millington, Mr. W. C. Smith, Miss Theresa Goldsmith, L. H. Webb, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Miss Allie Klingman, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge. As the club is to adjourn for the summer and as preliminary arrangements for a ABasket Picnic@ are to be made, the members are earnestly solicited to attend. THERESA GOLDSMITH, Secretary.



Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Uncle Johnny Craig, who has been wintering here, running a feather renovator and putting in his odd moments compounding remedies for the toothache, intends leaving soon. Before going he wants all who have feather beds to bring them around to his place on east Seventh avenue and have them renovated. Uncle Johnny is a genius in his way.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Senator Ingalls has kindly consented to deliver his lecture on Garfield at the Opera House Thursday evening for the benefit of the Library Association. This will indeed be a treat for our citizens. Senator Ingalls stands today as one of the foremost orators and brainiest men in the nation, and his fame reaches from ocean to ocean. This will be his first visit to Winfield since 1873.



Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Roberts entertained a large party of friends last week, Wednesday evening, in a pleasant style. They are not so far out of town that omnibuses cannot reach them and the busses were loaded. The members of the party were delighted with their entertainment.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

S. M. Jarvis, of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., was down from Kansas City several days of last week looking after the business interests of the firm. During his stay he visited several of the agencies in the Territory. He returned Friday with his scalp sound, and a higher appreciation than ever of the beauties of Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

In a fit of abstraction while striving to indite an editorial in favor of free trade, the editor of the Telegram kicked a sixteen dollar chair through a fourteen dollar book-case, last Thursday. On recovering from the fit, he was much mortified at the occurrence.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

A special train came down on the Santa Fe road on Tuesday, carrying Gen. Manager Wheeler, Superintendent Touzlin, Gen. Freight Agent Goddard, and Gen. Engineer Robinson on a tour of inspection.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Col. Loomis has sold 21 lots in his addition during the past week, averaging $50 apiece. He has plenty more such left. The southeast corner of the city is taking a boom. Many new residences are going up.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Mr. B. M. Legg left with his family this week for a summer=s visit with old friends in Illinois and Indiana. B. M. has been sticking pretty close to business for a good many years and needs a vacation.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Ben Cox, Frank Scofield, and R. W. Keck started Monday for Texas. They go overland, with guns, dogs, and Agrub boxes@ well filled and expect to have a good time whether they make fortunes or not.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

A block and a half of Loomis= addition changed hands Tuesday. Curns & Manser bought a block, Mr. Hurd a quarter, and J. W. Johnson a quarter. The price paid was at the rate of $800 a block.



Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

The committee on selection of Fair Grounds was out Monday afternoon and carefully examined the different proposed sites. Their action will be laid before the Board of Directors of the Association at their meeting Saturday.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

J. P. Baden has shipped in and sold during the last thirty days four car loads of potatoes. Cowley should be shipping potatoes out instead of in. It is a profitable crop to raise.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

G. W. Bartgis, of Otter Township, was in town yesterday. He will doubtless be presented by his Republican friends as a candidate for Register of Deeds, and would make a good one.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Coffee and other refreshments and a social time at the Presbyterian dime social Friday evening.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

There was a slight frost yesterday morning.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.


They Sweep Over Liberty, Tisdale, and Vernon Townships with Demoralizing Effect.

Summary of the Damages so far as Ascertained.

The wind storm of last Friday night was no tame affair; indeed, it proved to be very interesting to many of the residents of Liberty and Tisdale Townships.

In Liberty Mr. Funkhouser=s house was entirely destroyed and the furniture, family, and clothing scattered over an adjoining corn field. Mrs. Funkhouser sustained some injuries, but nothing serious.

The storm seems to have passed north and struck Tisdale, where a large two-story frame house was blown to splinters. It contained ten persons at the time, all of them being on the ground floor. Mr. Green, one of the occupants, says that when he picked himself up, he was off on the prairie surrrounded with the debree of the buildings and furniture. Reece Moore and wife were lying near him, both badly injured. The others were badly shaken up, but not damaged to any great extent. The furniture, stoves, and other household fixtures were totally demolished. The Conrad schoolhouse was also destroyed. In the north part of Tisdale Township, near New Salem, Milt Gilbert=s house was unroofed. The walls were of stone and withstood the force of the storm. Fortunately there was no one in the house at the time. Farther on Reube Mitchell=s house was wrecked, the two gables and half the roof blown in. It was a new frame house built this spring.

Mr. Hollingsworth, living northwest of New Salem, woke up Saturday morning to find the roof of his stone barn, together with the stalls, racks, and whole internal arrangement, blown over into a neighbor=s field. The horses were not injured.

Most everyone in the track of the storm were engaged Saturday in searching for and gathering up property which had been scattered over the surrounding country. It was a very severe blow, and the wonder is that more persons were not injured.

In Winfield the wind blew very hard and disturbed the peaceful slumbers of many citizens. The storm did severe damage in Wellington, blowing the roof off the large new hotel and upturning several buildings. In South Haven several buildings were blown down, and in Hunnewell four or five were blown all to pieces.

We also learn of a house in Bolton Township torn to atoms.

The storm also struck Vernon Township. The first effects were seen at Widow Hart=s, whose stable was wrecked and the chimneys blown from the house. Next was Jas. Marshall=s house, which had the plastering broken badly. One half mile north on the farm of R. B. Wait, occupied by Mr. Wells, all the chimneys on the house were demolished and the stable blown down, with a calf killed.

The storm showed its greatest damage at the house of Mr. Jno. McMahon. The upper half story of the log house was used as a sleeping apartment by his brother-in-law, Mr. Robinson, his wife, and three children. As the crash came, Mrs. Robinson and one child sprang up, and were hurled some fifty feet with the roof and debris of the half story. Mrs. Robinson received a few bruises, but the child was not injured. A harvester and a cultivator were broken, while trees were blown down in every direction around the house, and a lot of lumber, including the smoke house, was strewn over adjoining fields.

A quarter of a mile north, the storm moved Mr. J. J. Hubbard=s house some ten feet to the east over his well, the plastering and floor being badly broken. The excellence of the framing alone prevented a bad wreck. Mr. Carson, on the old Connor farm, had the roof of the old house blown off, but no one injured. George Gould had a large corn crib overturned and trees blown down. Mr. Foster=s large house a mile east of Mr. McMahon=s was moved several inches on the kitchen basement. Mr. Beswick=s stable and granary were blown across and into the railroad cut. M. B. Rhodes= corn crib was blown into his hog lot, killing one hog and injuring several others. The storm struck Mr. S. P. Case=s barn next, blowing the roof off into the orchard and breaking in the side and end, making a complete wreck.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

A Race for Life.

For several nights past a sportive canine, with his voice tuned in the key of Z, has been disturbing the midnight slumbers of Judge Soward. He stood it until loss of sleep began to wear bare places on the top of his head. Sunday night when the concern commenced, he rose up, grabbed a lump of coal, and in light and breezy attire rushed wildly out into the darkness to assault the brute. He tore around the house, and seeing a shadow near the window, approached cautiously, intending to strike the enemy in the flank and rear, when he was much surprised to see a man rise up and walk hastily away. In a moment the command to halt was given, but this only seemed to accelerate the fellow=s motions, so the Judge advanced on the double quick with the lump of coal in position ready for action. Then occurred a race for life. The enemy seemed to realize that his salvation depended on getting out of range before the battery opened. The Judge was pressing him with superior force and victory seemed almost certain, when the enemy made a flank movement to the right over a barbed wire fence, and before the Judge could change his line of attack, was speeding away across the commons. The Judge thinks that if he kept up the same ratio of progress that he was making when he passed out of sight, he is by this time strongly entrenched on the summit of Pikes Peak.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Stock Notes.

Mr. Tomlin will arrive from the east in a few days with 300 head of fine stock.

Taylor and Platter have sold their 2 and 3 year old grade Galloway bulls, weights 1200 and 1360 pounds, to go to Wellington.

Vermilye Bros. are in the east looking for the best imported Clydesdale Stallion in the United States. Price will be no object with them if they can find one that suits. Go ahead; bring on full bloods, boys.

Judge McDonald, having fenced his ranche on Silver Creek, has made his first purchases, which arrived Saturday. The Judge proposes to do in stock as in lawCput in his best licks. He has bought something over 100 head of grade short-horn heifers and a registered 3 year old short-horn bull, but the cream of his purchase, we understand, is his 2 year Galloway bull. The Judge wants to double the number of heifers if he can get those of a right grade at a fair price.

In driving through Pleasant Valley and Beaver Townships this week, we were pleased to note the tendency of farmers in these localities to combine stock with grain raising. Almost every farm has a wire or hedge pasture, with a good number of cattle therein. Besides, we noticed many sheep and hogs, the latter becoming more numerous as you approach the Arkansas. Where a farmer has a good pasture, the expense in the summer of raising cattle, horses, and sheep is almost nothing, while in the winter grain can thus be utilized with much more profit than when sold in the market. We hope this tendency of our farmers may increase until every farm in Cowley can show a good herd of cattle and sheep, as well as of hogs. Then will the profits of farming be greatly enhanced.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Attention, Cane Growers. A meeting of the sorghum cane growers of the county will be held in the COURIER editorial rooms, in Winfield, on Saturday, May 5th, at 2 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of organizing a Cane Grower=s Association and taking such other action as may be deemed necessary to make more profitable this branch of agriculture.

(Signed) J. R. Cole, G. Orand, Thos. Walker, Robt. Thirsk.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Judge Torrance received a telegram at eleven o=clock Tuesday conveying the sad intelligence of the death of his mother. He was holding court at Wellington, but dropped everything, took a carriage and drove to this place in time to take the three o=clock train for the East. In consequence of this, court will probably not convene until next Thursday and only then under a Judge pro tem.

Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Miss Mansfield=s Millinery Opening.

On May 10th and 11th Miss J. E. Mansfield will have her spring millinery opening, when she will show a large stock of New York Patern Bonnets.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

The Match Shooting.

By invitation, the Arkansas City Gun Club was present at the weekly meeting of the Winfield Club on Tuesday. The score on ten balls each was as follows.


SHOOTERS: Parish, Young, Steadman, Speers, Shelden, Breene.


SHOOTERS: McLain, Vance, Clark, Whiting, Manny, Black.

Following this was a match with five balls each, which resulted as follows.


PLAYERS: Parish, Young, Steadman, Shelden, Breene.


PLAYERS: Vance, McLain, Clark, Black, Whiting.

Quite a crowd of spectators were present. Mr. Parish, of the Arkansas City Club, broke every ball in both matches, but two of them were broken just as they touched the ground and were ruled out by the referee, as were several balls broken in the same way by the Winfield Club. The Arkansas City boys were the guests of the Winfield Club during their stay in the city.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

The Markets. The markets today (Wednesday) are as follows: Wheat 98 cents, corn 30 cents, hogs $6.60.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Quite an excitement was created Tuesday evening by the reported drowning of one of Mr. John Allen=s little boys. The two brothers were fishing below the Tunnel Mills and became separated. Soon after the oldest one heard a splashing in the river and running up the bank saw his brother=s fishing pole sticking in the ground and jumped at the conclusion that he was drowned. He ran uptown and told his father, who started at once with a crowd for the river. When nearly there they met the boy coming along home, contented and dry. He isn=t the kind of a boy to be drowned by a rumor.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

J. P. Baden has been figuring with Mr. McDougle for the erection of two two-story brick buildings next to the one he now occupies on Main and 10tth Avenue. If these are erected, Mr. Baden will ocupy all of them with a wholesale stock.



Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Tax deeds were made to Sim Moore and John McGuire Wednesday for the old town of Tisdale. They will vacate it and soon pumpkins and sweet corn will flourish over the ruins of that once proud prosperous capital.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Mr. W. D. Alexander, of the firm of Russell & Alexander, is in the city figuring on a contract with the waterworks company for the erection of the works here.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

Mr. J. L. Hodges lost a fine cow Tuesday evening. It is supposed that she ate too much grass or poisoned weeds. She died in great agony and pitched and tore around viciously.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

I am now ready to sell the stock of drugs of Ira D. McCommon at privatge sale, either in whole, or in lots to suit purchasers. FRANK W. FINCH, Assignee.


Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.



Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.



Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.


Cowley County District Court, May Term, A. D. 1883.



229. State v H. L. Wells.

305. State v. D. V. Cole.

309. State v. C. G. Holland.

310. State v. Frank Manny.

315. State v. C. G. Thompson.

316. State v. D. V. Cole.

318. State v. John Headrick.

320. State v. Riley Constant, et al.

332. State v. Hamlin Barlow.

337. State v. W. H. Colegate. [NOTE: THEY HAD COLEGATE...NOT COLGATE!]

338. State v. Monroe Felton.


1167. S. D. Pryor et al v M. L. Read et al.

1265. J. S. Mann v. J. D. Burt et al.

1405. Hackney & McDonald v Bolton & Creswell townships.

1472. Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co. V. Peter Thompson.

1477. C. C. Stevens v. City of Winfield.

1480. Harrison Harrod v. Moses Harrod.

1481. Chicago Lumber Co. V. Bolton & Creswell.

1482. Mary E. Hoyt v. C. G. Hoyt et al.

1486. N. S. Burnham v. M. O. Burnham.

1488. J. J. Clark v. S. J. Rice et al.

1494. Eliza Reihl v. Joseph Likowski.

1510. J. C. Fuller v. James Hardin, Co. Treas. [Should be Harden.]

1511. M. A. Millington v. James Harden, Co. Treas.

1512. H. G. Fuller v. James Harden, Co. Treas.

1513. S. E. Parker v. James Harden, Co. Treas.

1518. Aultman & Taylor Co. V. Geo. Hafer et al.

1539. W. P. Carpenter v. C. C. Pierce et al.

1546. J. S. Johnson v. J. M. Boyles.


1565. M. A. Mann v. Adam Mann.

1500. The Assignment of Daniel Read.

1562. Jacob Burkey et al v. R. Hanlin.

1563. Jacob Burkey et al v. J. Hanlin.

1564. Jacob Burkey et al v. S. Hanlin.

1565. Jacob Burkey et al v. W. Metzger.

1666. Houghton & Speers v. James Harden, Co. Treas.

1579. L. C. Hester v. H. A. Pratt et al.

1592. M. L. Robinson v. C. C. Pierce et al.

196. Mathew Chambers v. Peter Myers.

1626. Isaac White v. James Giley.

1627. Mary Lowes v. Wm. Gould.

1642. E. S. Mount v. Henry Mount et al.

1645. Joseph Merrick v. A. C. Williams.

1648. R. C. Haywood v. C. M. Scott.

1653. G. P. Wagoner v. Frank Finch.

1657. J. B. Watkins v. Evan James.

1662. Calvin Stevens v. J. B. Corson.


E. S. BEDILION, Clerk.