[FROM MAY 3, 1883, THROUGH MAY 31, 1883.]




Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.



Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


The Fort Scott Monitor is in receipt of a letter from Hon. E. F. Ware, at Silver City, giving an outline of the situation in the Indian country and the efforts being made to recover Charlie McComas, from which the following extracts were made.

AThe good offfices of the governors of Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico, have been secured through Gov. Sheldon, and a large reward is offered to assist in his identification. Photographs have been circulated throughout the whole Indian country. The inhabited territory is so vast and much of it so impassible, that it will take cosiderable time for matters to so subside that the boy can be reached even after his whereabouts is found. Several thousand of the Apaches, in fact the greater bulk of the tribe, are on reservations, but the band of untamed Apaches still continue their forays and are from time to time, as is believed, reinforced from the reservations. They are all armed with the best variety of breech loading cartridge rifles, as is testified to by all who have dealt with them. Wherever they have been engaged, the brass shells can be found from which the character of their weapons can be definitely stated.

All agree that the boy cannot be recaptured. If the troops come upon the band holding him, he will be immediately dispatched. Instances are numerous and without exception where this has happened. At present there seems to be a lull, but it is believed that arrangements are in progress by joint action on the part of the United States and Mexican generals to pursue, stay with, and exterminate the hostile Apaches without regard to cost or difficulty. Officers of both forces have just had a consultation, but their plans, if any have been formed, are not known. If such a movement is made, the boy may not be recovered alive. At present all is hostility. No Indian can leave the reservation without death, wherever found. In fact, the feeling is so intense that large bodies of men are organized and are waiting the word to move on the reservations and butcher every Indian, big and little.

AThere is a strong feeling against longer permitting an Indian reservation to remain in Arizona. A feeling seems to be universal that the entire Apache tribe, quiet and hostile, will be exterminated. For this reason no Indian can be found as yet who could with safety leave the reservation to find the boy. Bad as is this state of affairs here, in Old Mexico it is worse; it is nothing but blood and murder. In Sonora and Chihuahua the Mexicans kill every man, woman, and child of the Apaches that can be got at. All trading with them has been stopped. Nearly a hundred have been killed by the Apaches recently in Sonora. The strongholds of the Apaches there in the mountains are described as being almost impregnable. An officer of Sonora told me that there were places where ten armed Indians could hold back a regiment, and that the only way to do was to make a business of it with large numbers of troops, and at a very great expense with starvation as an ally. He also remarked that it was difficult to starve an Indian. One of the hostiles who was in the McComas murder happened to get collared when he slipped back into the reservation where he had been before. His name is Senat Fish. He is now in irons. The only hope of the boy=s recovery is in the happening of a truce in Mexico. There appears to be a very good prospect of the truce there. My arrangements are such that if there is a truce and the boy is alive, he will be recovered; such arrangements are in fact all that can be made. I fear that all that can now be done in addition to what has been done is to wait.@


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Resolution of Respect.

At the last meeting of the W. C. T. U., it was decided that the following resolution be placed upon the minutes and published in the temperance column of the COURIER, the use of which has been kindly given us by its esteemed editor.

Resolved, That in the departure of Miss Anna Service for a home with friends in Canada, we have lost a faithful co-laborer. Miss Service was elected Recording Secretary at our organization July 13th, 1880, since which time she has done double dutyCacting as Corresponding Secretary, alsoCwith profit to the society and credit to herself, not having been absent but twice in seventeen months, and this absence being caused by the sudden death of her only brot her, whose remains she took with her to rest beside other loved ones. May this resolution assue her that our hearts and prayers have gone with her on this sad duty of love. May her home among relatives be one of sunshine, and may she be able to work as effectively for the cause of temperance in the Queensland as she did in our own beloved Republic. And if in the future she may return to this home of her adoption, she will be welcomed by friends whose love for her could be increased only by the ties of relationship.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


J. W. Hartzell, manager of the Wichita street railway company, has finished his contract with the company completing their road and laying their track a distance of two miles, commencing at the foot of Douglas Avenue, near the lower depot, and ending at the Union depot north of town. The work is said to be well done and reflects great credit upon the company and Mr. Hartzell=s energy. The cars will be running by the first proximo.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


Tuesday May first was the day fixed for the lower rates of taxes on tobacco and cigars to take effect. Unbroken stamped packages on hand at that date were subject to a rebate of taxes already paid if the proper steps were taken by the holders. Our dealers were alive to their interests and had inventories taken by sworn witnesses and each package properly stamped. Large invoices of tobacco and cigars were held back until May first when the new stamps at lower rates were placed upon each package and then hurried to destination. Special fast freight tobacco trains started from the large business cities. One thousand tons were shipped on these from St. Louis alone.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

From Omnia.

Most everybody is through planting corn up this way, but owing to the cold weathere there is not much up yet.

It has been some time since we have seen anything from Omnia, and AGleaner@ has gone, but to keep up with the times I will send you a few items.

DIED. We had a splendid rain last Friday night, but the wind blew terribly, and awful was the result. It blew Mr. Harris= house down, killing their little baby almost instantly, and crippled his wife and one of his little girls. The house was stone and the south end blew in on them when they were asleep, the roof was taken off and blown to pieces. We have heard since of another house that was blown down but don=t know the result.

Another little joke about eggs. Mr. Jones, the merchant at Polo, sold some eggs to set to one of his customers and great was their surprise when they happened to see that there had been a pin tuck in all of them. He took the eggs back to Jones and they examined those that he bought them out of and there they found that everyone had a hole in it. We think the pin-stickers object was to keep people from raising this kind of chicken. This is almost as bad as the trick played on the temperance men. We will give Mr. Jones the privilege of telling who he bought the eggs from. WAGONTIRE.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


From reliable information we can announce that a long felt need will soon be supplied, namely, an east and west railroad through Prescott and southern Linn. The proposed route from Rich Hill to Winfield, via Prescott, Mapleton, and Iola, is a very feasible one, and one which can be built at a very moderate amount of money owing to the smoothness of the country through which it will traverse. A practical engineer has gone over this route from Prescott fifty miles southwest, in a direct line of Winfield, who says that a road on this line can be cheaply built, and estimates only one and a half feet grade from this point to the Osage River, which is about fifteen miles southwest of Prescott. The point on that stream by this survey can be spanned by a short and inexpensive bridge; thence westerly few, if any, serious obstructions lie in the way.

The proposed route penetrates a fertile valley that is densely populated by thrifty farmers who have a large surplus of stock and grain for which they need an eastern outlet to market. In southern Linn we will not only be benefitted by increased facilities of shipping their grain and stock, and also our own, of which we produce an abundance, but our extensive coal fields will be developed, which will be the means of adding millions of dollars to our other resources and giving employment to hundreds of men; besides, it will open up the way for industrious men in the north, east, and south, with a limited capital, to procure for themselves cheap and comfortable homes in sunny Kansas, where every man is justly rewarded with bountiful crops for his honest toil.

Along this route for twenty miles, from the Kansas and Missouri line, we have rich coal fields underlying almost every section, varying in thickness from two to four feet, and that too, of the best bituminous quality, the present market price of which [at the bank] being only five cents per bushel. Passing northeast from Prescott, the road will traverse a splendid agricultural and grazing region which is thickly settled with an enterprising class of farmers, and where it will tap the vast coal deposits of Rich Hill, the AInfant Wonder@Cthe pride of the west! From this point east it will strike the great mineral regions where untold mines of wealth lie buried underneath the surface awaiting the hands of Kansas railroad men to develop and bring it into commercial use.

As stated above, the indications are good for a railroad through this proposed route; and believing that our people will do everything within their power that is reasonable to obtain it, and that the gentlemen who are working up the project are men of capital and enterprise and know no such word as fail, the road is certain to be built. Then let us all work together in harmony for the consummation of that end. Prescott Eagle.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


Wirt Walton will deliver an annual address to the editors at Winfield.

The Texas cattle drive this year is estimated at 210,000 head as against 350,000 last year.

The business of Caldwell is said to have doubled during the past year. Caldwell is a great and good town.

T. W. Walton has sold the Caldwell Post to H. S. Lane and will retire from the newspaper publishing business.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

From Rock.

Corn coming up and growing nicely.

Wallace Hume is living on the Ike Towsley place.

John R. Holmes is sowing $300 worth Alfalfa clover seed.

Ol. Ratt has bought a ranche in Chase County of 800 acres.

Adrion Williams is gathering up cattle to take out on the range in Ford County.

Mr. Wylie, across the Walnut River, has taken charge of the ADunkards= Mill.@

AOl. Ratt@ sold his big cattle, 31 averaging 1600 pounds, getting about $95 per head.

Marion Harcourt has been delivering the balance of his wheat in Douglass at 95 cents per bushel.

Gene Wilbur=s mother from Illinois is visiting him. It has been seven years since they saw each other.

AIke Towsley@ has bought a farm on Grouse Creek containing 200 acres, for which he paid $3,500. Mr. Towsley moved last week and we lose a good citizen.

Geo. Turner has bought a farm in this county, joining the corner of Elk and Chautauqua, containing 100 acres, for which he paid $1,300. Mr. Turner moved last week.

Johnathan Holmes has arrived from Arkansas and is living on the Geo. Turner place.

Miss Sue McWilliams commenced a 3 months school last Monday in Butler County, where she taught last winter. JIM.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Akron Items.

Constable Lacy is the boss corn dropper.

Alfred Savage is now supporting a gold watch and chain.

I believe Mr. Metzgar is the first one cultivating corn.

Why dost somebody get married hurry up C. B. and J. W.

Rev. Ross=s vacancy is filled by a prayer and class meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Cain are visiting their friends on the Arkansas at present.

Miss Bell and Elmer Curfman were over from South Fairview Sunday.

Mr. J. S. Savage has his house about finished and will move in this week.

Gammon Bros. are hauling their wheat to Winfield at $1 a bushel.

Items are very scarce this week, but I will try and send more news the next time.

BIRTH. E. E. Rodgers is the happy dad of a nine pound boy. They have my congratulations but alas it will be a Democrat.

Arrangements are being made for a Sabbath school picnic the 24th of June at the

W. V. P. Church. The committee on preparations are A. Limerick, W. B. Weimer, R. P. Burt, and C. F. Baxter. AUDUBON.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


Mr. Geo. Cairns is now engaged at M. J. Stimpson=s music house.

The Baptist Cunday school gave an interesting concert Sunday evening.

John Easton is building on Thompson=s addition, east Seventh Avenue.

Mr. John E. Allen returned Monday and will spend several weeks with us.

Will Phenix has built a neat addition to his residence on east Ninth avenue.

Court convenes again Friday in anticipation of Judge Torrance=s return.

Prof. E. T. Trimble has been confined to his bed for several days with pneumonia.

Senator Hackney has finished his new office and handsomely carpeted and furnished it.

Mr. J. M. Dever came down from Topeka Monday, and will spend a week visiting friends here.

J. S. Mann is making some handsome improvements to the grounds surrounding his residence.

Clarence Roberts has returned from his tour as musician for Waite=s Union Square Theatre Company.

The Presbyterian folks could improve their church wonderfully by setting out a row of trees on the west.

M. Hahn leaves next week for a trip to the old world. He goes to visit his mother, who lives in Germany.

Taylor & Taylor will have their spring opening of millinery on Thursday and Friday of next week, May 10th and 11th.

Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


Fielding McClung, of West Virginia, was the purchaser of the Millspaugh farm. He is a distant relative of Charlie and Kile McClung.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The Boggs place in Pleasant Valley Township was sold Tuesday by the administrator, to Chas. Thomas for thirty-two hundred dollars.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. Kirk=s mill did a rushing business Saturday, grinding corn meal and chop feed. The adjoining street was crowded with waiting teams.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The Rev. Wm. Brittain will hold Episcopal services in the Courthouse on Sunday next at 11 a.m., and 7:00 p.m. All are invited.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The Christians have the foundation of their church building on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Millington Street, finished and ready for the brick work.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Dr. Wright is improving his Ninth Avenue residence as fast as possible and will soon have the trees anf vines springing up like Jonah=s gourd tree.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Joe Harter spends his evenings daubing paint on his garden fence with an old broom. They always have it during the first few warm days in the spring.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Court met Monday and Geo. H. Buckman was elected Judge Pro tem after which an adjournment was had. Judge Torrance will probably be home this week and go on with the business next week.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Trustee Wells, of Dexter, brought in his returns Friday. They show an increase in personal property of twenty thousand dollars and in population of twenty-five.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The committee of the Fair and Driving Park Association were busy Monday afternoon securing subscriptions to the capital stock. Many new names were added.



Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. J. Morris, of Chicago, bought of Muse & Spivey the six acre tract of land just north of A. J. Thompson=s residence, on east Seventh Avenue, for one thousand dollars.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. J. B. Hagin, of Cambridge, Illinois, father of Mrs. John Cairns, was visiting with Rev. J. Cairns last week. He went to Arkansas City this week to visit a daughter there.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Charlie Limbocker=s team ran away down Main street Saturday. They galloped around town awhile and finally brought up in a fence corner with the buggy tongue broken.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Fred Kropp has succeeded in locating the old livery stable on the lot west of the schoolhouse. This is one of the finest locations in the city and it is a pity to spoil it with a livery stable.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

N. C. Myers has moved his cattle from Grand Summit to the Territory. He has another attack of the Aager@ and wants to sell his cattle and move up into a high mountain above the malaria.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

A remarkable one-horse rig was hitched on Main street Saturday. It was a wagon with pole shafts in which was harnessed a large ox. He seemed to be content with hs single arrangement.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The scholars of the public schools had a vacation Tuesday and a grant May picnic in the park. The beautiful May queens, represented in the persons of Margaret Spotswood, Mollie Anderson, and Miss Alice Carson, were duly crowned, and mirth and joy reigned supreme.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. George Case was the victim of a serious accident Saturday afternoon. The family have a horse of rather a vicious nature which George was leading downtown from their home in the east part of the city, intending to hitch him with another horse and take a drive. The animal had been standing in the stable for some time and felt very frisky. Having nothing but the halter on, he soon got the better of his master and rearing forward struck George a blow on the right arm with his fore foot and then suddenly turned and kicked him in the face. The arm was badly fractured and the right cheek bone broken just below the eye. His right eye was also badly disfigured. It will be a long time before he will be fit for duty.



Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Among the laws passed at the last session of the legislature is one requiring the County Commissioners to appoint a county sheep inspector whenever five or more sheep owners of the county notify them in writing that there are diseased sheep within the county. The inspector must be recommended by the petitioners. Here is an opportunity for Cowley sheep men to rid the county of scab and other sheep diseases, as this statute provides that the inspector shall take radical steps to abate the diseases.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

A. M. Crotsley, who has been running a little paper at Grenola, was arrested Monday, charged with arson and forgery. The arson was in burning his office for the insurance, and in addition to this he forged a note for four hundred dollars. He was married last Christmas to Miss Fannie Getchel, an estimable young lady of Elk Falls. Crotsley is a young fellow of average intelligence and had born a good reputation.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Business in the Police Court is distressingly slim. It is rumored that Judge Beck enticed a colored boy into a back alley and tried to borrow a quarter of him until things looked up a little. Winfield ought to support her Police Judge in extravagant luxury instead of bringing upon him the penurious circumstances aforesaid. A case of beer judiciously distributed might tend toward mitigating these circumstances.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. John Croco is puttting some valuable improvements on his Fuller Street property which he recently purchased of Geo. Sanderson. He has added adjoining lots until he now has just a block; has it all plowed up and will sow it down to Alfalfa clover. He is building an addition to the house. Mr. Croco rented his Ninth Avenue property and purchased this to get nearer town.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The bills are up for another showCsomething after the Rip Van Winkle order this time. We hope the fellow who plays Rip will leave out the sleepy part of the character. We have had entirely too many entertainments this winter that were all sleep to appreciate it this late in the season. If this class of shows keeps coming, every man in the town who snores when he sleeps will be spotted.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The trustees of the cemetery are exhibiting a most commendable spirit of improvement this spring. Neat gates have been put up and trees are being planted. A circular mound has been raised in the center of the grounds, from which the avenues radiate. We hope to see these improvements continued and especial care taken during the summer to keep down the weeds and rank grass.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 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, May 3, 1883.

Messrs. S. P. Strong and Ex-Commissioner Gale, of Rock, were in the city Friday. Mr. Strong is one of the ten candidates for register of deeds, and withal one of the most whole-souled, genial gentlemen in the county. He measures four feet around the waist but will keep up with the head of the procession unless the weat her gets mighty warm.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

If a person wishes to gain an idea of the extensive stock interests in this county, they should drive over the road to Maple City. They will find herds of cattle and sheep on every farm besides large herds being driven from place to place where grazing lands are best. It will not be long until our stock interests will overshadow everything else in the eastern part of the county.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

John Tyner, who has been for so many years a steady and reliable citizen of this place, leaves us soon for Winfield, Kansas, where he will engage in the boot and shoe business. We are sorry to lose Mr. Tyner, but will heartily recommend him to the people of Winfield as a good citizen and upright man. Mount Pleasant (Iowa) Journal.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

We have received a note from Jared Fisher, who removed from here to Washington Territory a year ago. It is dated April 11th, and says that although there still remains some of the evidences of a hard winter in huge snow drifts, spring is just at hand. He says the mercury was down to forty below zero several times during the winter.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. Lunday has sold his home residence opposite the East ward schoolhouse to Mr. Howard of Walnut Township for fifteen hundred dollars. This is a beautiful little place. Mr. Lunday will remove to his six acre place up near the mounds on which he will build a neat and roomy dwelling.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. J. W. Millspaugh sold his home farm in Vernon Township last Saturday for seven thousand five hundred dollars. This is a big price, but no other kind of price will catch a Vernon farm nowadays. We understand that Mr. Millspaugh will remove to Winfield.



Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Green, father and mother of Gen. A. H. Green, are visiting here and will remain during the summer. Mr. Green is a hale, hearty old gentleman of sixty-five and remarkably well preserved.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

A flock of ducks were loose on Tenth Avenue Monday, having a big time swimming in the mud holes which line that avenue. Tenth Avenue ought to be redeemed from its duck pond condition at an early day. It is entirely too good a street for ducks.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

In these times of burglars every citizen should keep his shooting irons handy, and whenever a prowler puts in an appearance, let him have a dose in the most effective spot. Persons should see that they are awake before they shoot, otherwise their aim might not be effectual.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Judge Pyburn is surprised at the growth Winfield has made since he was last here. The Judge has been living in staid old democratic Missouri long enough to appreciate the rush, push, and enterprise of a live community. He will come back.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Senator Hackney has purchased of Mrs. L. A. Conklin the lot on the southeast corner of Ninth Avenue and Millington Street, and a residence lot on Sixth Avenue for one thousand dollars in cash and five thousand dollars of water-works stock.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The displays in the show windows of our dry goods stores have an elegant and attractive appearance, and yet, while admiring them, but few people have an idea of the vast amount of labor it requires to keep the windows tastefully trimmed.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Some enterprising citizen is going to plant a crop of oysters in the salt water at Geuda Springs, according to the Democrat. If the oysters rised have shells as hard as the projector=s head, they will not be very palatable.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mrs. W. C. Bradford of Geneva, New York, sister of Mrs. James Rothrock of Seeley, spent Sunday in the city with Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman. Mrs. Bradford is a very fine singer, but lost her voice by an attack of dyptheria. She has partially regained it since coming to Kansas.



Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


The Grounds are Purchased and We are to Have the Biggest and Best Fair

In the Southwest.

Last Saturday the directors of the Fair Association met and a proposition from Senator Hackney and others was laid before them. The new plan was to reorganize the Fair Association under a charter which would allow the issuance of ten thousand dollars of capital stock, which should be placed at once and the proceeds used in purchasing grounds and improving them. The plan met with favor from the directors and they adjourned to meet again in thirty days, when if the subscription to the stock of the new corporation is completed, they will accept the new charter as an amendment to the old one. Immediately after adjournment the subscription to the stock was opened and three thousand dollars subscribed at once.

As soon as the success of the stock subscription was assured, a committee waited upon Capt. Lowry and purchased of him sixty-five acres of ground near the west bridge and ad-joining Riverside Park on the north. This tract includes about twelve acres of a magnificent groveCone of the few in which the Agrand primeval forest@ has escaped the ruthless ax. The open ground is as level as a floor and affords one of the finest locations for a speed ring to be found anywhere. Altogether the location is almost perfect for a magnificent fair ground.

The grounds will be surrounded at once with a tight high-board fence. Men will be put to work trimming up the grove, clearing out the underbrush, and laying off walks. In laying off the speed ring, the services of a professional track man will be secured and no pains or money will be spared to make it the best in the state.

The great drawback to successful fairs in this county heretofore has been a lack of capital and a lack of financial backing which would secure to exhibitors the payment of their premiums promptly and in full. Under the new charter the Association will start out owning a splendid fair ground, and with five thousand dollars in the treasury as an improvement fund. At last it begins to look as if Cowley would have a fair which will be a credit to every citizen within her borders.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The Courier Observes

That straw hats are in vogue.

That the city schools close the 11th inst.

That tree-planting has been general throughout the city.

That the blind violinist was on our streets again Wednesday.

That Cowley don=t want any more wind-storms this season.

That the gardens throughout our city are in a flourishing condition.

That Saturday was a good day for merchants and trade was brisk.

That everybody was out buggy-riding Sunday afternoonCafter Sunday school.

That our farmers are in good spirits and are spreading themselves generally.

That about five hundred buildingsCmore or lessCare now going up in Winfield.

That many hunters after pleasure and fish angle their way to the Walnut now-a-days.

That the wind bloweth where it listeth and the sound thereof is easily heard these days.

That the ladies are greatly interested in a ceartain prospective wedding pending in our city.

That Wellington temperance folks celebrated on May 1st thhe 2nd anniversary of prohibition.

That our people were disappointed last week in the Hyers sisters and pronounce their entertainment no good.

That the dear little creatures who have had a Alove of a bonnet@ all winter are now looking for a Aduck of a hat.@

That if we entertain the editors in good shape on the 9th and 10th, the queen city of the valley will get lots of Afree puffs.@

That our columns indicate that the merchants realize that now is the time to plant spring advertisements in the COURIER.

That now the busy house-wife wrestles with the tender houseplant, turns him out of doors, and tells him to grow up with the country.

That one can see more pretty lawns, beautiful trees, and lovely homes by traversing our twenty-five miles of stone sidewalk than in any town of the same size and age in the state.

That newcomers are flocking into this county daily. Every train brings in more or less land-seekers, and, as a rule, they are well-to-do families who intend to make Cowley County their future home.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


For the first time in the history of the town, burglars have raided us. Friday night the residences of S. L. Gilbert and Capt. Lowry were raided and several articles of value taken. Mr. Gilbert lay down on the lounge about ten o=clock, leaving his clothes beside him. The next morning the clothes were found on the back porch with the pockets turned inside out. His watch was not taken, probably owing to its having his name in it. There were muddy tracks near his couch and all around the house. It was probably the same gang which visited Mr. Lowry=s. They entered nearly every room in the house and succeeded in getting five dollars in money and some little trinkets. The work was done in a way which indicates that they were no chickens at the business. No noise was made and no one was awakened.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Recent decision of the supreme court give cause for the belief that almost every tax deed ever given in this county can be vacated. The decisions recite first that the county cannot collect 25 cents for advertising and only pay the printer ten cents, thus making an unlawful speculation on its own account. Second, that on lands sold to the county, the fee of ten cents for certificate of sale cannot be charged. It is also a question whether or no the name of the person to whom the land was assessed must be inserted in the final tax notice. There will probably be some lively litigation on these points, which are creating a stir among holders of tax deeds.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Judge Gans has issued the following licenses during the past week.


J. W. Parker to Sarah E. Kelley.

John R. Purdy to Martha A. Locke.

Samuel Miller to Katie Crawford.

Daniel B. Roe to Alice B. Bacon.

Samuel E. Hall to Nancy L. Hume.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Senator Hackney, J. B. Lynn, J. L. Horning, and A. T. Spotswood, committee on finance for the entertainment of our visitors on the 9th, interviewed our citizens Monday and secured over three hundred dollars.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

A fellow was arrested Monday for stealing carpenters tools from Irv. Randall and Dave Long. He was tried before Justice Soward and sentenced to jail for ninety days. The criminal calls himself Frank McDenna.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Many of our citizens are working in their gardens and setting out trees in their yards, theresby beautifying their homes and laying the foundation for plenty of nice, fresh garden Asass@ this summer.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The contract for building the Water-works has been let to Russell & Alexander and the workmen will be put on next week. The water will be taken direct from the river above Bliss & Wood=s Mill.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

And now comes the Indiana and Ohio Press Associations and desire to take in Winfield on their excursion the latter part of May. They will probably stop overnight here or at Wellington.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 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, May 3, 1883.

Professor Farringer=s family have been quite ill during the past week. They are all better now and the Professor will resume the direction of his music classes next week.



Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Two large panes of glass were broken to smash in J. B. Lynn=s clothing department, Tuesday, by an unknown party. This is an indication that John E. Allen is still in the city.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Editorial Convention.

We have notices from the Press of the state that the following named gentlemen and ladies will be present at Winfield on the 9th representing the several newspapers named respectively.

J. E. Rastall, Chronicle, Burlingame.

H. W. Young, Star, Independence.

Will D. Wright & H. D. Gordon, Leader, Hepler.

O. S. Munsell and wife, Republican, Council Grove.

E. H. Snow and wife, Journal & Triumph, Ottawa.

S. P. Moore, Globe-News, Cherryvale.

A. L. Rivers and daughter, Times, Chanute.

H. B. Kelly and wife, Freeman, McPherson.

Albert Griffin and wife, Nationalist, Manhattan.

E. M. Shelton, Mrs. Wilder & Mrs. Ward, Industrialist, Manhattan.

G. F. Kimball and daughter, Sun, Lawrence.

J. J. Burke, Free Press, Colony.

Geo. W. Cooper and wife, Journal, Garnett.

H. T. Turner & Miss J. J. Crouse, Jourrnal, Sedan.

R. G. Ward and wife, Times, Sedan.

S. O. Ebersole, Sentinel, Minneapolis.

F. D. Coburn, Indicator, Kansas City, Missouri.

C. H. Van Fassen, Globe, Kansas City, Kansas.

F. P. Baker, N. R. Baker and wife, Commonwealth, Topeka.

L. W. Robinson, Argus, Winchester.

G. N. Broadbere, Mirror, Tonganoxie.

F. Meredith, wife, son, and daughter, Journal, Anthony.

C. I. Eccles, Border Star, Columbus.

E. D. Carr, Irrigator, Garden City.

D. L. Grace & T. J. Alexander, Herald, Girard.

Mrs. N. Grace & Miss I. Roberts, Life Boat, Girard.

O. G. Leabhart and lady, Sentinel, Harper.

J. E. Watrous and wife, Independent, Burlington.

J. H. Brady, Register, Enterprise.

Noble Prentis & J. A. Martin, Champion, Atchison.

Fred Glick and lady, Executive office, Topeka.

F. G. Prouty and Mrs. Col. Prouty, Executive office, Topeka.

T. P. Fulton, Democrat, El Dorado.

W. P. Campbell, wife and daughter, Reporter, Wamego.

I. W. Patrick and wife, Republican, Oswego.

J. A. Udden & E. Nelander, Kansas Posten, Lindsborg.

A. Shelden, Times, El Dorado.

I. T. Goodenow and lady, Republic, Manhattan.

J. W. Remington and two daughters, Friend, Leavenworth.

J. T. Highley, Spirit, Paola.

A. M. Moyer, Gazette, Wyandotte.

E. D. Bowen, Pioneer, Smith Center.

G. F. King, Democrat, Oswego.

H. A. Perkins and wife, Register, Iola.

W. D. Greason, Republican, Paola.

V. J. Lane and daughter, Herald, Wyandotte.

J. H. Gilkey, News, Greeley.

G. D. Ingersoll and wife, New Era, Valley Falls.

A. D. Brown, wife and sister, Patriot, Burlington.

H. S. Heap and wife, Republican, Osage Mission.

J. H. Downing and wife, Star Sentinel, Hays City.

F. Bacon and wife, Real Estate, Chanute.

F. H. Roberts and one other, Independent, Oskaloosa.

A. B. Wilder, Journal, Scandia.

H. A. Heath, Farmer, Topeka.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

DIED. Died in this city, on Thursday, April 26, 1883, after an illness of six weeks, Mrs. Mira T. Curry, wife of J. C. Curry, aged 33 years, 11 months.

A little over six weeks ago, Mrs. Curry was taken very ill with the measles, and in a few days the disease seemed to affect her lungs, producing pneumonia which, being uncon-trollable, soon took the form of quick consumption. Although suffering intensely during the weary days and nights, she was patient and cheerful to a remarkable degree, always forget-ting self and thinking of the comfort of those around her. She was conscious to the last, and although it pained her affectionate nature to break the strong ties of home and family, she felt and expressed that the All-wise Father knew what was best, and was fully resigned to His will. Mrs. Curry was a very bright, active, energetic woman, possessing a sweet, amiable disposition, and her pleasing manner won for her warm friends. The many noble qualities of mind and heart which through all her life have shone with such brightness, can never be effaced from the memory of her loved ones, but will shine with greater lustre as time rolls on and they near the shores of eternity.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The Markets. The markets today, Wednesday, are very dull. But little wheat is coming in and the price is 90 cents a bushel. Corn brings 33 cents and hogs $6.60. Butter brings 20 ceants and eggs 12-1/2. Live chickens 7-1/2 per pound. Garden Asass@ is in great demand.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Senator Ingalls came down last Thursday according to appointment. He was met at the depot by about fifty ladies and gentlemen and escorted through town to the residence of

D. A. Millington, whose guest he was during his stay in the city. In the afternoon the COURIER office was full of citizens who desired to meet the Senator. Carriages were procured and he was driven over and around the city. At eight o=clock in the evening a very large audience gathered at the Opera House to listen to the lecture on Garfield. It was a most brilliant, polished, and scholarly production, and a pleasant surprise to the audience which expected something after the general order of eulogies. Instead it was the Aplain and simple story of a life,@ without the embellishments of fulsome flattery, but full of new and attractive thoughts. Senator Ingalls is a grand orator and a cultured g entleman and made many friends during his hurried stay among us.



Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Col. Alexander came in from Florida Tuesday. He isn=t near as wide out as he was but looks a good deal healthier. He reports John Swain building a residence and all well except that Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rhodes have lost their baby.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Several of the lads and lassies met with Katie Harris at her home in the west part of town Tuesday evening. They had a supper and a big time generally and were most hospitably entertained by their young friend.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Bliss & Wood=s warehouse, near the railroad switch, went down Tuesday with a hundred and eighty thousand pounds of flour. About two tons were a dead loss. The braces under the floor gave way.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Fletcher Meredith, formerly editor of the Anthony Journal, was in the city Tuesday between trains. He has leased that paper to E. F. Widner.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The telephone line to Arkansas City is being put in, and communication will be established before a week.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

DIED. Our Omnia correspondent tells of a little baby that was killed in that township by the cyclone.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Fall of Cambridge were visiting Winfield friends this week.

Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

District 14, Torrance, has voted school bonds for a $1,500 schoolhouse.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Evan James of Cambridge was in our city Wednesday.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Geo. Klouse=s fine black dray horse died Tuesday.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Card of Thanks.

Through the columns of the COURIER we, with the family, wish to thank our many friends for their kind attentions during the long illness and at the time of the death of the wife and daughter.




Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Deputy Treasurer Wilson has made up a new index of tax sales in the city of Winfield. It is a beauty and adds much to the convenience of examining titles to town lots.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

I will graze stock in my pasture this summer at 50 cents per month per head for cattle and 75 cents for horses. 600 acres, part timber. T. S. GREEN.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

The Standard Riding Cultivator has foot peddles to throw it out of the ground in turning at the ends.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Decoration DayCG. A. R.

In obedience to General orders No. 10 from Department Head Quarters of Kansas Grand Army of the Republic, Winfield Post No. 85 will observe Decoration Day, Wednesday, May 30, 1883, commencing at 10 o=clock sharp.

An earnest and cordial invitation is extended to the officers and members of Arkansas City, Dexter, and Burden Posts as well as all old soldiers of the County to be present and assist us in decorating the graves of our deceased comrades.

By order of the Post. T. H. SOWARD, J. S. HUNT, JACOB NIXON, W. P. HACKNEY, and WM. WHITE, Committee on Invitation.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.

Rip Again. We take pleasure in announcing to our citizens the coming of the eminent character actor, E. M. Crane, supported by his own superb comedy company, will hold the boards on Monday evening, May 7th, at Mannings Opera House in the ever famous legendary drama, ARip Van Winkle.@


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


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

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

Hats for 10 cents, hats for 40 cents, hats for 75 cents, hats at all prices at J. P. Baden=s.

A full line of Trunks, Valises, and Traveling Bags at J. P. Baden=s.

20,000 yards Standard Prints to close out at 5 cents a yard at J. P. Baden=s.

500 lbs. Choice new apple butter by the gal. Or lb. Just try it; at Wallis & Wallis.

Brocade Dress Goods Black and Colors twelve yards for one dollar at J. P. Baden=s.

The thoroughbred Norman stallion HENRY, imported from France in 1875, is now standing at A. Hollingsworth=s, 7 miles northeast of Winfield.

Wanted. Everybody to examine my stock of harness, saddles, and prices before buying elsewhere, at Geo. Siermann=s, 2 doors west of post office.


A fine selection of Ottoman, Gros Grain & Satin Ribbons in latest styles and colors: Shrimps, Terra Cottas, Opera=s and Electric Blues at J. P. Baden=s.

Strayed on April 29th. A span of gray mares about twelve years old, heavy with foal. One has lost an eye. Finder will be rewarded by leaving information with S. C. Smith.

ASSIGNEE=S NOTICE. I am selling the stock of drugs of Ira L. McCommon very cheap. Parties wishing to buy anything of the kind will do well to cal. Country druggists can be supplied with shelving, counters, drawers, bottles of all kinds, show cases, etc.

FRANK W. FINCH, Assignee. Winfield, May 2nd, 1883.

Notice to Trespassers. All persons are hereby forbidden to trespass upon my land in Township 35 of ranges 7 and 8 in Cedar Township, Cowley County, either by permitting stock to range thereon or by cutting or carrying away timber of any kind. All trespassers will be prosecuted to the extent of the law. A liberal reward will be paid for information leading to conviction of such trespasses. W. S. MENDENHALL.

To the Ladies of Winfield and surrounding country. H. D. Cromwell, Fashionable Hair Dresser, has taken rooms upstairs over Best=s Music Store, Main St., where you can have all kinds of Hair Work made to order: Switches, Waves, Frizzes, Puffs, and Curls, and every kind of hair jewelry made and mounted in solid gold. Old and faded switches cleaned and recolored in any shade. Waves rewaved in every style. All work warranted. Charges reasonable. Give me a trial. H. D. CROMWELL.


Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.


Buys and Sells City and Farm Property on Commission.

Money to Loan on Real Estate at 7 and 8 percent, or 9 percent, Straight.

If your security is good, you can get money the same day application is made.

178. Choice business lot on Main street. $900.

180. One story house, 4 rooms, well, cistern, 5 lots, all in fruit and shade trees, barn. Price $850.

181. One house, two rooms and basement, 2 lots, well. Price $550.

182. One and one-half story house, 5 rooms, pantry and closets, 3 lots, well. Price $1,050.

188. One and one-half story house, 8 rooms, barn, well and cistern, 6 lots. Price $3,100.

190. One and one-half story house, 4 rooms, well, 3 lots. Price $500.

191. One and one-half story house, 5 rooms, well, 3 lots, fruit trees. Price $1,000.

195. One story house, 4 rooms, shade and fruit trees, well, 1 lot. Price $800.

196. One and one-half story house, 4 rooms, well, 3 lots. Price $500.

200. One and one-half story house, 7 rooms, well, barn, 3 lots, shade and fruit trees. Price $1,500.

205. One story house, 2 rooms, well, 1 lot. Price $450.

206. One story, 3 rooms; 3 closets; well, fruit, shade, and oranmental trees, 2 blocks ffrom the center of business. $1,200.

208. One and one-half story, well and fruit trees, 1 block from center of business, $2,200.

120. 3 acre tract, 3-4 mile from Main street, well, stone foundation 20 x 26, 100 fruit trees, all in cultivation. $750.

125. One acre tract, all in fruit, one story house, 5 rooms, well, hedged, barn. $1,500.

Vacant lots in all parts of the city, principally on east side.

230. 160 acres, 15 acres cultivated, all smooth land, 2-1/2 miles from Winfield. Price $1,300.

231. 3,100 acre tract, all under fence; will sell with cattle. $25,000.

234. 80 acres land, 10 acres orchard, 50 pear trees, 1-1/2 story house, stable, granary, 64 rods fence, 2-1/2 miles from Winfield. Price $2,600.

235. 160 acres, 75 cultivated, 25 acres wheat, 50 acres corn, 2 dwelling houses, fruit & shade trees, well; running water, 3 horses, 12 hogs, 300 bu. Corn, wagon, and tools. $3,500.

240. 80 acres, 25 cultivated, 1-1/2 story house, corral, 10 acres of wheat, well and branch, fruit, 11 miles from Winfield. $1,200.

241. 160 acres, 60 cultivated, 1-1/2 story stone house 14 x 24, one acre in grass, Kansas stable, 200 rods fence, stone, corral, well, and living stream, orchard, 10 miles from railroad. $1,400.

245. 400 acres, 155 cultivated, 80 rods fence, 55 acres in wheat, 100 acres in corn, beautiful location, 2-1/2 miles from railroad. $7,000.

246. 160 acres, all wild, 4 miles from Winfield. $1,400.

247. 183 acres, 65 cultivated, good house, corral, well, living spring and branch, plenty range, 300 peach trees. $1,600.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


The troubled air is full of real estate of late and our sprinklers can=t hold it down. One can put out a few bskets and pans and catch a garden in an hour during these trying days of high winds and dusty streets.

Since our last, the advent of the festive bicycle marks a new era in the history of our burg, while the demand for court plaster and linseed poultices has assumed astonishing proportions. John Prilliman will have to answer for most of it.

DIED. Mr. Wilson, familiarly known as Uncle Johnny Wilson, formerly in the livery business here, committed suicide last Saturday by hanging. The poor old man was known to be laboring under many deep troubles, which fact goes far toward rescuing his memory from any feature of ignominy which might otherwise attach to his fatal action.

Senator John Long passed a few days with his many friends in our city recently. He has been so constantly employed in matters of business at a distance since the session, that the people of our place have had no opportunity of demonstrating their high appreciation of his character and services as evidenced by his honorable and steady course, during the last session. . . . JASPER.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


Hon. Judge Gans preached to the people here Saturday evening and Sunday to crowded houses. The Judge is a great favorite here.

The political pot has begun to boil and the smiling face of the candidate is occasionally seen on the street. Sam Strong, of Rock, opened the ball here looking after his chances for Register. Next came the Hon. Wm. White from Fairview, who would like that office for himself and told the people so. Now comes Tom Blanchard, our Tom O. S. from away back, and says he will either be Clerk of this county or raise potatoes for a living, as he has been doing, subject to the decision of the Republican County Convention.

We of Udall have been so very busy building during the past few months that we have had little time for anything else, and still the good work goes on. Seven months ago we were without a side track. Since that time one has been put in and a nobby little depot and telegraph operator, and our town is fast growing into importance. We now have eight business houses, and the amount of grain and stock shipped from this point during the past seven months has exceeded the expectations of the most sanguine. N.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


The summary of the condition of the crops of this state furnished by Major Sims, secretary of the state board of agriculture, April 30th, shows: That there are still in the hands of the farmers 5,131,345 bushels of last year=s wheat, of which 127,692 bushels are in Cowley County. That there are 87,430,476 bushels of old corn on hand of which 666,222 are in Cowley County. There are 5,219,060 acrs planted to corn this spring of which 127,692 acres are in Cowley County. The condition of the winter wheat promises about 95 percent of an averge crop throughout the state, but gives the average of this section at 75 percent.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


England is the headquarters of the free trade idea while the United States has been running ffor years under a high protection tariff. The result is that England has been rapidly losing its gold and silver money, while this nation has been rapidly gaining. The supply of bullion and the reserve of the Bank of England is now lower than at this season for several years past. . . . The Italian reserve has been drawn mainly from England direct, and from other countries on English account. Still, our democratic friends are clamoring for free trade, which will naturally drive all our specie out of the country.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


Mr. E. Conklin, who has been tending the bridge for a few weeks, gives us some interesting figures of days oon which he kept tallies. On the 12th of last month, of 600 teams crossing the bridge, 38 were loaded with corn planters, 10 with plows and other implements, 22 with hay, 21 with corn, 25 with wheat, 8 with merchandise for country stores bought of our merchants, and the remainder miscellaneous. That was hardly an average day. On the 11th, 934 teams crossed, on the 17th 997 teams, on the 21st, 1,263 teams, on the 24th, 1,368 teams, and on the 28tth, 1,422 teams. The average number of teams crossing the bridge is about 1,000. This is but one of the avenues leading to this city, and the above figures will give to outsiders a very good idea of the daily stir and life of our streets. The last twelve days of the month 5,500 cattle were crossed.

The spring of 1883 opens up with a circus for Wichita. One hundred and fifty-nine letters were received in one day at the Wichita post office for the members of Cooper, Jackson & Co.=s circus.

[We clip the above items from the Wichita Eagle of last week. We suppose the AE. Conklin@ is a typographical error. It should have been AEli Perkins.@]


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


When Senator Ingalls came in last Thursday a number of citizens drove to the depot and escorted the Senator to the residence of D. A. Millington, where the distinguished guest alighted and was immediately hurried into the house by Mr. Millington, leaving the escort to suck their thumbs or drive home. It would have taken but a few moments and have made the escort feel more as if they had been to receive somebody, if Mr. Millington had introduced the party. As it was, they felt a little bit sold. Telegram.

Had there been any point or wit in the above lie, outside of its meanness, we could account for it, but as it is, we are surprised at its appearance in the Telegram. Senator Ingalls was invited here by the ladies of the library association. He was their gust and they made all the arrangements for his reception, entertainment, introductions, carriages, escort, etc. Mr. Millington had nothing to do making or executing the program except that they asked him to ride up with their guest in a carriage which they had procured, and to entertain him at his house. All this Mr. Millington did to the best of his ability. Whatever else he did, was outside of the program. When the procession arrived at Mr. Millington=s house, Mr. Millington and the senator alighted, and standing on the sidewalk, Mr. Millington invited the ladies and gentlemen in the carriages strun along the street behind to alight and come in the house. Mr. Ingalls seconded the invitation. The ladies and gentlemen declined; would meet the senator later, and drove away. Then Mr. Millington led the senator into the house. In the afternoon Mr. Millington went around with the senator and introduced him to our citizens as far as time and circumstances would permit, among whom was Mr. Black at the Telegram office, who received him in a pleasant and gentlemanly manner. Rembaugh was absent at Kansas City. We are in the habit of introducing our distinguished friends to our esteemed cotemporaries. Cannot say that they are in the habit of reciprocating.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


To convince Father Millington that we are not gone daft on poetry, and that our words, singly or collectively have no direct tendency to upset an ordinary man, we will ask him how the Winfield Glucose Factory is progressing and how does Mr. Harris and his backers still stand financially? If the old thing works, a little sample package of sugar would be acceptable to the author of the ANile of America.@ Eagle.

We are not in the glucose works and not posted sice your Amutual admiration society@ has monopolized the business. Your appetite for sweets must be extraordinary if that institution cannot supply your demands. Ask your pals in the business for any information you want and if they cannot respond, perhaps Major Hudson can supply the deficiency.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


Some names mentioned: On motion of A. B. Lemmon, a committee of five, consisting of A. B. Lemmon, Jacob Stotler, J. A. Udden, E. H. Snow, and W. H. Morgan was appointed to nominate officers of the Association for the ensuing year. Ex-Mayor M. G. Troup delivered a lengthy address on the 10th...paper printed the whole thing!



Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. Council Chamber, City of Winfield, May 7, 1883. Council met in regular session, Mayor Emerson in the chair. Roll called. Present: Councilmen McGuire, McMullen and Kretsinger; absent, Councilman Wilson. Minutes of last meting read and approved.

A petition from Jno. D. Pryor and others for a sidewalk along the west side of block 174 annd west ends of lots 10, 11, and 12 in block 175, to be connected by cross-walks, was presented. On motion the petition was granted and the attorney instructed to present an ordinance therefor at next meeting.

At this point Councilman Wilson entered and took his seat.

The finance committee made the following report on accounts referred.

W. R. Davis, medical attendance city poor, $95.50, rejected.

Cal Ferguson, hearse for city poor, $3.00, approved and recommended to county commissioners.

T. H. Soward, rent, $24.00, payment recommended.

L. H. Webb, election expenses, 55 cents, same.

Courier, printing, $22.50, same.

The report of the committee was adopted.

The following accounts were referred to finance committee.

Vance & Collins, taking pauper to poor house: $2.25.

E. F. Sears, crossing, Loomis street: $4.00.

The following accounts were approved and recommended to the county commissioners for payment.

A. T. Spotswood & Co., goods, city poor: $5.00.

J. B. Lynn, goods for city poor: $25.00.

J. B. Lynn, goods for city poor: $55.00.

D. C. Beach, house rent: $3.00.

The following accounts were presented and allowed and ordered paid.

E. F. Sears, crossings, etc.: $29.40.

David C. Beach, rent, April: $3.00.

L. H. Webb, cancelling stamp for city treasurer: $5.25.

Wm. Warren, crossings, etc.: $46.60.

City officers, April salaries: $67.90.

D. L. Hoblit, election room: $2.00.

The police judge=s report for April was referred to finance committee.

The council accepted the offer of O. M. Seward to provide a council room and police judge=s office at five ($5.00) dollars per month.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

[At City Council Meeting.]

J. Wade McDonald, attorney for the Winfield Water Company, appeared and filed and presented to the mayor and councilmen a notification and request from said Water Company, in the words and figures following, to-wit:

Office of the Winfield Water Company,

Winfield, Kansas, May 7th, 1883.

To the Honorable Mayor and Council of the City of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas:

GENTLEMEN: You are hereby notified and requested to proceed with all practicable dispatch to have condemned in the name of the City of Winfield, the right to perpetually divest from the Walnut River, at a point thereon norrthwest of the north end of Walton Street, of said city, all such quantity or quantities of water as may be necessary to enable the Winfield Water Company, its successors or assigns, to supply the said City of Winfield and the inhabitants thereof, with water, in pursuance with the provisions of ordinance numbered 167, of said city.

This notification and request is made in pursuance with and under and by virtue of the provisions of section 14 of said ordinance, numbered 167.

The Winfield Water Company by M. L. ROBINSON, President.

Attest: CHAS. F. BAHNTGE, Secretary.

And thereupon upon motion of Councilman McMullen it was ordered by the mayor and council that the city do forthwith, by Joseph O=Hare, Esq., city attorney, present, in the name of the city, a petition to the Honorable E. S. Torrance, judge of the district court of the County of Cowley, State of Kansas, requesting the appointment of three commissiones to lay off and condemn to the use of the city the right to forever divest from the Walnut River at a point thereon northwest of the present north end of Walton Street of said city, so much of the water of and from said stream as may or shall be or become necessary to forever supply from day to day and from year to year said city and the inhabitants thereof with an abundance of water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic, sanitary, and other purposes as specified and provided for in and by ordinance numbered 167, of said city.

On motion, the Mayor, Councilmen Kretsinger, and Mr. J. P. Short were appointed a committee to examine the question of providing the city with fire hose and carts.

G. B. Shaw & Co., were granted the privilege of erecting a windmill in the street near their place of business, subject to removal on order of council.

The Mayor appointed Giles Prater city marshal and street commissioner for the ensuing year, and on motion the council confirmed the appointment; the mayor then appointed E. S. Bedilion city clerk for the ensuing year, and the council refused to confirm, there being two votes for confirmation and two agaist; the mayor then appointed D. A. Millington city engineer for the ensuing year, and the appointment was confirmed by the council.

The city attorney was instructed to present an ordinance to prevent childrem from being on the streets at night.

On motion the council adjourned.

Attest: L. H. WEBB, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


The famous ANew Jewel@ gasoline stoves at Horning & Whitney=s.

John W. Tull was over from Windsor MondayCthe first time for a year.

N. W. Dressie was up from Cedar Friday taking in the political situation.

J. W. Douglas has Sweet Potato plants for sale, 25 cents per hundred.

R. C. Story has sold his house nd lot to Judge Tipton for one thousand dollars.

Senator Hackney has had a telephone line run out to his residence in Walnut Township.

Mrs. A. H. Doane and family will leave for Danville, Illinois, next Monday, to spend the summer.

Mrs. Andrews and her daughter, Clara, of Maple City, were in the city Friday visiting friends.

P. H. Albright went over to Sedan Tuesday to see his mother off for a summer=s visit with friends in the east.

P. H. Marsh, Tannehill, has a fine supply of Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage, and Tomato plants for sale; best varieties.

Mr. E. P. Young, of Kansas, brother of Miss Hattie Young, is on a visit to his relatives in this city. Hot Spring, Arkansas, paper.

Sam Phenix was down from Richland Friday and gave the new fair association a lift in the way of a stock subscription.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


Mrs. James McDermott has been very sick in Kentucky. For some time her life was despaired of. We learn she is now much better.

Henry Goldsmith has purchased a large safe for storing his valuables. The burglar business has at least been a bonanza for safe men.

A fine lot of summer silks at absolute cost, fifty and fifty-five cents per yardCformer price, seventy-five cents per yard. McDonald & Miner.

P. H. Albright & Co., made a loan of six thousand dollars last week, which is probably the largest loan ever made on one farm by a Winfield firm.

Frank Barclay returned from Wichita Thursday with a fourteen hundred dollar contract for plumbing Mr. Oliver=s new residence at that place.

The big cow, AKansas Queen,@ raised by Mr. Cottingham of this county, is now owned by Forepaugh and could not be bought for ten thousand dollars.

Mr. A. H. Hyde has sufficiently recovered from the injuries he received some time ago by falling from a building he was erecting to again be on the streets.

J. P. Baden received two car-loads of crockeryware, one car-load of potatoes, and a car-load of tubs Friday. J. P. buys goods as he sells themCby the wholesale.

A. B. Woodruff, living near the Butler County line at Cedar Ford, was burned out last Sunday. House, furniture, and everything but an organ was destroyed.

Register Nixon received a letter from Lewis, Count of Cigala, in Austria, last week relative to his traction engine. The count wants to get one to use on his estate.

There will be a special meeting of the Horticultural Society on Saturday, May 19, at 3 p.m., in the COURIER office. A paper will be read on grafting by Mr. A. R. Gillett.

Last Thursday a farmer driving through the alley near Parmer & Co.=s store, dropped a two bushel sack of wheat. The owner can get it by calling on Parmer & Co.

Old settlers can do much to assist those engaged in gathering material for the history of Kansas by furnishing incidents, anecdotes, or reminiscences of early times in Kansas.

The history of Kansas, being compiled by the Western Historical Company, is one of the most complete and thorough works that has ever been attempted in American history.

Henry Hahn says that he knows a farmer who plows so shallow that his team has gone blind trying to follow the furrows. We hope there isn=t more than one such farmer in Cowley.

One can get an idea of the magnitude of the work of compiling the history of Kansas when they realize the fact that a staff of forty men have been employed for over a year upon the work.

Mr. A. A. Knox has recently erected a new AChallenge@ windmill pump on his farm. He says it is the most successful mill in high wind he has ever seen. Z. T. Whitson is the agent for it.

Ex-Superintendent R. C. Story left with his family for Fall River, Greenwood County, Tuesday. He goes there to reside permanently and will engage in the real estate and loan business. His departure is rather sudden and unexpected.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Burglars have been active during the past week. One of them raised Dan Miller=s window, reached in and laid hold on his pants, which were beneath the pillow. The bold burglar was just dragging them out when Dan woke up and grabbed a suspender, and the intruder let go and ran. Dan wishes now that he had let the fellow take themChe might have died of disappointment after he had searched them. Had it been a laughing matter, the results would have been much more serious.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The primary department of the public schools under Miss Rounds had a picnic Friday afternoon in Riverside Park. It was a jolly crowd of little ones, as we saw them marching toward the park with their lunch baskets and bright, happy faces. Why can=t the teachers give the little folks a picnic every Friday afternoon when the weather permits? Such hours spent in romping around under the trees would be worth a week of study, and the knowledge of its coming would give them more of an interest in school work. We are in favor of making the Friday afternoon picnic take the place of the usual dry and useless AMary-had-a-little-lamb@ exercises. It would be much more beneficial in the way of health and increasing the interest of the little ones in school. What do the parents say? Shall the Friday afternoon picnic be a part of the school curriculum?


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

On last Friday Mrs. Rachael Warnock gave an old fashioned quilting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Conklin. In the times of long ago it was the fashion for the ladies in parties of this kind to meet early in the day, and in the evening they would be joined by husbands and lovers and then would come the fun and frolic. But in this party ye gallants were left out. There were a dozen guests, as follows: Mesdames Cairns, Holloway, Fanstock, Reed, McRaw, Lowe, Stopher, Berkey, McDonald, Rowland, Moss, and Cook.

At noon they sat down to a good, old-fashioned spread, and when work was renewed, amid laughter and jest, busy fingers soon completed a beautiful quilt. If the mothers and grandmothers who have long passed away could have looked in on the scene, they would have thought the aims of life had but little changed since their day.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Register Nixon=s traction engine is attracting much attention, not only in this country but in the old world. He is receiving many letters regarding it, and one large manufacturing firm took the trouble to send a man out here to try and buy the patents. Mr. Nixon refused to sell at any price and is bending his energies toward improving his machine. He has applied for one valuable improvement already. We may expect before many months to see the Nixon traction engine traveling about the roads as frequently as horses. Such a result would probably occasion a strike among the heavy draft stock.




Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

There has been a graveyard insurance outfit in the city for several days past. Their plan of operation is to pick out two or three of the oldest, most superanuated persons in town and induce someone to take out policies on their lives. Each one can carry five policies of $1,000 each. The fees are $13 a policy and $1.50 per month assessments, and when the victim dies, the holder gets a thousand dollarsCor is supposed to get it. We haven=t heard of anyone investing yet in this city.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

MARRIED. Mr. C. Van Laningham, W. A. Lee=s bookkeeper, recently erected a neat cottage on east Eighth Avenue, and on Sunday evening took unto himself one to make home happy in the person of Miss Laura French, of this city. They were married at the Baptist Church by Rev. Cairns at the close of the evening sermon. The COURIER acknowledges the compliments of the bride in the receipt of fine wedding cake. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Van Laningham many years of happiness and prosperity.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

A naughty burglar tried three times to effect an entrance into Mrs. Trezise=s residence one night last week, but didn=t make it. There is evidently one or two fellows around the town who are doing this mischief. Their depredations have been going on two weeks, and it seems about time that the officers were spotting them. If a man is found loafing around town without occupation or visible means of support, he should be taken in as a vagrant without further ado.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, accompanied by her interesting family of little ones and Miss Mollie Brooks, left on Wednesday morning for a visit to friends in Missouri. She will be absent three or four weeks. Miss Brooks, who has spent the winter here, returns to her home in Kentucky much improved in health. She is an accomplished young lady and has many good friends here who will sadly miss her.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mr. Noble, living in Dexter, has three Ferrets which he uses for catching rabbits and moles. The Ferrets will follow a rabbit track and kill the rabbit every time. They will snatch a mole endwards in a minute. When placed in the mole-hole, they follow it rapidly until the mole is caught and killed. The Ferret ought to come into general use as a pest destroyer.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mr. W. B. Beaumont closed his school at Odessa in Pleasant Valley last Friday, and the event was celebrated with a grand basket picnic in the afternoon. The whole neighborhood turned out at the schoolhouse to hear the closing exercises and then all repaired to the woods for a good time. Mr. Beaumont seems to have conducted the school very satisfactorily.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The Secretary of the Fair Association has received an application for the privilege of running a AKnife Board@ on the Fair grounds. This is probably some new arrangement for the benefit of agriculture, and should receive t he support of all good and true Fair Associations. Bring on your AKnife Board.@


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mr. Mason, who represents the Western Historical Company, of Chicago, while remaining in town will call upon the professional and businessmen of our city. Be prepared to furnish him with facts and statistics, that the varied interests of our city may be properly in the history of our state.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Rev. J. E. Platter accompanied his mother to Ohio Monday afternoon. Mrs. Huston will remain some months, but Mr. Platter will return in two weeks. The sermons at the Presbyterian Chuch next Sunday will be supplied by Rev. Fleming, the Presbyterian minister at Arkansas City.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Court opened Monday morning at 9 o=clock with Judge Torrance on the bench. County Attorney Jennings entered a nolle in all the doctor cases. The Manny case was put on for trial and a jury empanelled. Wm. Rose was granted a divorce from his wife.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The Gun club has discovered a second Bogardus in the person of Geo. Miller. He had never tried shooting at glass balls until Tuesday when he went out and broke fifteen straight. George will be a terror to the rest of the club.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Last week Mayor Emerson received a letter from Mee & Co., Solicitors, of Bretford, England, inquiring the whereabouts of G. S. Gillott, and stating that Mr. Gillott=s children were made heirs of an uncle just deceased. There are several Gillotts in the county.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mrs. C. F. Bahntge gave a delightful party to her young friends on Tuesday evening last. The refreshments were elegant and dancing was engaged in, and all enjoyed themselves as is customary at her pleasant home.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mr. D. E. Gurney and Mr. Albright contrived a charming little picnic last Saturday afternoon in Limbocker=s grove. The fortunate ones who attended enjoyed the picnic immensely. The races were excellent.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The Baptist Sunday school is on a boom. There were 321 in attendance last Sabbath. The Sunday school choir has an addition to it lately of Mr. Albert Roberts with his cornet and Clarence with the violin.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The subject for the Y. P. C. Association at the Baptist Church next Sunday evening at 7 o=clock is ASome reasons why Christ came to the earth.@ All are very cordially invited, especially the young men.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The road from the depot to the park is in a wretched condition, full of holes and rough places which could easily be fixed. This is one of the Main thoroughfares, and should be kept in passable condition.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mr. Sam Rash, of Harvey, was down Tuesday and made us a pleasant call. Sam is a candidate for Register of Deeds and will worry some of the other fellows before the war is over.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Judge Gan=s testimony in the Manny case was direct and straight-forward, and reflects great credit upon him.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

A large quantity of wool twine, wool sacks, and sheep shears, the best and cheapest, at Horning & Whitney=s.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The History of Kansas.

We had the pleasure of a call from Mr. W. B. Mason, the representative of the Western Historical Company, of Chicago, a few days since. The company has been engaged for the past year in writing an exhaustive history of Kansas, which will not only embrace the facts and figures of the Statistician, but also the personal narratives and experiences of many of the early settlers; who can now look back upon their days of hardships and vicissitudes with feelings of well-earned satisfaction and pride, as they recall their now successful efforts in making the Awilderness blossom as the rose,@ and thus add another gem to the nation=s diadem. The Western Historical Company has had upwards of fifteen years experience in the compilation of American history, and has established a well-earned reputation for accuracy and fair dealing. No pains or expense has been spared in this state in getting at the truth and embodying in their work all matter which can interest, not only the lover of history, but also that which as matters of reference in regard to the agricultural, horticultural, mineral, and grazing facilities of our state will be of great value. Such a work can but prove of inestimable value to every intelligent resident of our state. Mr. Mason will spend some time in our city and county interviewing our professional and businessmen in acquiring such knowledge of facts as will properly represent our city and community in the history of our state. We bespeak for him the hearty cooperation of everyone of our citizens in aiding in the important work in which he is engaged, that our city and county may be properly represented in all of its varied interests.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Fair Meeting.

A mass meeting of farmers was held in the Opera House Saturday afternoon to consider the Fair question. A goodly number of farmers from every part of the county were present. W. J. Millspaugh, of Vernon, was elected chairman and S. P. Strong, of Rock, secretary. The report of the committee on soliciting subscriptions to the stock reported four thousand eight hundred dollars taken. The committee was then increased by the following additions, one in each township.

Maple: W. B. Norman.

Ninnescah: W. B. Norman.

Vernon: W. J. Millspaugh.

Beaver: Dr. Marsh.

Beaver: S. D. Jones.

Creswell: Capt. Nipp.

Bolton: J. D. Guthrie.

Rock Creek: Geo. L. Gale.

Fairview: Cleve Page.

Walnut: T. A. Blanchard.

Pleasant Valley: Henry Harbaugh.

Richland: Sam Phenix.

Tisdale: J. S. Baker.

Liberty: Justice Fisher.

Silverdale: L. J. Darnell.

Omnia: Wm. Gilliard.

Silver Creek: Harvey Smith.

Sheridan: Barney Shriver.

Spring Creek: H. S. Andrews.

Harvey: Sam Rash.

Windsor: S. M. Fall.

Dexter: John Wallace.

Cedar: Jas. Utt.

Otter: T. H. Aley.


The Secretary was instructed to prepare and forward to each of the township committee blank subscription lists, with the request that they circulate them at once. This committee was instructed to report with the lists at a public meeting in the Hall at 2 o=clock, May 19, when all who have subscribed to the stock are requested to be present and form a permanent organization.

Short speeches were then made by Senator Hackney, Jas. F. Martin, S. P. Strong, S. S. Lynn, Henry Harbaugh, F. W. Schwantes, John C. Roberts, D. L. Kretsinger, and others. After the meeting many new names were added and the list now foots up over five thousand dolalrs.

Great interest was manifested by all the farmers present for the success of the ent erprise. Over half the capital stock is already taken and it looks as if we were at last going to have an institution that will be a credit and an honor to the county. Winfield has responded nobly in this matter, and it now remains for the farmers to do their share, which they will undoubtedly accomplish.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mayor Emerson=s Appointments.

After several weeks of anguish and suspense on the part of expectant officers and their friends, Mayor Emerson has at last made his appointments. They were all what is termed Adark horses,@ the small army of diligent applicants being entirely ignored. Giles W. Prater, the new marshal and street commissioner, is one of the early settlers in the county and a citizen of many and excellent qualities. He resides in Walnut Township, about four miles out, at present, but will move to town at once and assume the duties of position in a few days. Winfield has but litttle to do in the way of preserving the peace, but much in the way of improvement and beautifying her streets. This most important work has been sadly neglected during the past year, and it will take much energy and well-directed effort to redeem the alleys and crossings from the appearance of abandonment into whcih they have been allowed to fall. The mayor nominated for city clerk E. S. Bedilion, but the council refused to confirm him, probably on the ground that one office was sufficient at a time. Lovell Webb holds over.



Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

School Board Meeting. The Board met at the office of the Winfield Bank Monday. Present: Emerson, president; Fuller, Doane, and Wood, members. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Reports of all outstanding committees were accepted and the business of the old Board closed up as far as practicable. The new Board then proceeded to organize by electing Mr. Fuller, president; Mr. Wood, vice-president; and L. D. Zenor, clerk. The president then appointed the following committees.

Mr. Wood, committee on buildings and grounds.

Dr. Graham, common ways and means.

Mr. Short, committee on finance.

On motion the following order of business was adopted: First, reading of the minutes; second, reports of special committees; third, reports of standing committees; fourth, new business; fifth, old business; sixth, claims. The meeting then adjourned to meet next Monday night.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

More Fine Stock Imported.

We again have occasion to note the importation into the county of some fine stock by the Vermilye brothers. Mr. R. H. Vermilye returned on Thursday last from a three week=s trip, bringing with him the fine little imported Galloway bull, APlowman,@ that he purchased at the Matthews & Geary sale on the 11th ult., in Kansas City, and the stallion, full blooded and pedigreed imported English draft, APrince of the Valley,@ that he bought of the Powell Brothers at their celebrated stock farm, AShadeland,@ near Springboro, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. This horse, six years old this spring, is a perfect beauty in form, according to all the accepted models for strength and durability. He weighs 1750 pounds and is of a steel gray color.

Some few weeks ago we credited Vermilye Brothers with bringing in two car loads of pure blooded short horns with two pedigreed bulls, but in this we were somewhat inaccurate, as they took only one car load of cows and heifers, the other car load being divided into the two herds we mentioned; and the one herd, headed by the bull, AAlonzo,@ going to Col. Jos. Mac, of Liberty Township; the other herd, headed by ARed Bad,@ going to the care of H. T. Shivvers and son, of Pleasant Valley.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Young Crotsley, who was arrested at Grenola last week for obtaining money under false pretense, has been discharged underr bail. His offense consisted of getting $350 of Hewins & Titus, representing that he had money in the Elk Falls bank, and not for forgery and arson as before stated.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Jim Hill returned from Mexico Tuesday, well and hearty. He was met by a perfect ovation from the boys, old and young. He will remain at least during the summer. Jim finds that there is no place like home.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

DIED. Col. Quarrels died Tuesday, after years of suffering. Thus ends a varied and eventful life, full of bright and dark shadows and ending in weary years of pain and dependence upon the charity of friends.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The Manny case has been on trial since Monday. Manny is charged in the indictment with maintaining a nuisance. Several witnesses have been examined and but few facts have been brought forth.

Winfield Courier, Maty 10, 1883.

The Manny case has brought out a good many fellows who don=t know beer from sauerkraut, nor ginger ale from the essence of snake root.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


The following persons have been assigned berths in sleeping cars on the editorial excursion, which leaves Winfield Thursday night at 11 p.m., on a special train for Chihuahua, Old Mexico.

J. E. Watrous and wife, Burlington Independent.

W. P. Campbell and wife, an old member of the association at Wamego.

R. M. Chilcott, Louisville Republic.

A. B. Whiting and wife, North Topeka Times.

H. A. Perkins and wife, Iola Courant.

J. H. Downing and wife, Hays City Star-Sentinel.

W. T. McElroy and wife, Humboldt Union.

F. G. Adams and wife, historical secretary of the association.

Chas. M. Lucas and wife, Cherokee Sentinel.

H. S. Heap and wife, Neosho Republican.

A. N. Moyer, Wyandotte Gazette.

V. J. Lane, Wyandotte Herald.

Fletcher Meredith and daughter, Anthony Journal.

E. N. Morrill, M. C., and wife Hiawatha.

E. A. Henthorn and wife, Burden Enterprise.

E. P. Greer and wife, Winfield Courier.

H. P. Standley and wife, Arkansas City Traveler.

J. T. Highley, Paola Spirit.

W. D. Greason, Paola Republican.

C. C. Black and wife, Winfield Telegram.

J. W. Patrick and wife, Oswego Republican.

D. R. Anthony and wife, Leavenworth Times.

W. N. Allen and wife, Topeka Journal.

W. M. Allison and wife, Wellingtonian.

W. O. Graham and wife, Harper Times.

H. M. Young, Independence Star.

O. Leabhart and wife, Harper Sentinel.

T. C. Case and wife, Kansas City Review of Science.

C. S. Seller and wife, Kinsley Graphic.

Mr. Edwards and wife, Kinsley Graphic.

Mrs. E. F. Campbell and Mrs. Scott, old members.

J. Dillon and wife, Garden City Herald.

J. R. Homes and wife, Garden City Herald.

W. D. Wright and H. D. Gordon, Harper Leader.

W. B. Sweezy and wife, Halstead Independent.

A. L. Rives and daughter, Chanute Times.

F. Bacon and wife, old members of the association, Chanute.

G. W. Cooper and wife, Garnett Journal.

I. T. Goodnow and wife, Manhattan Republican.

O. S. Munsell and wife, Council Grove Republican.

S. O. Eversoll, Minneapolis Sentinel.

R. G. Ward and wife, Sedan Times.

R. S. Turner and wife, Sedan Journal.

E. W. Ward and wife, Lyons Democrat.

F. D. Moriarity, Council Grove Cosmos.

L. C. Brown and sister, Nickerson Argosy.

A. W. Bunker and wife, Western Newspaper Union.

G. A. McCarter, Neodesha Press.

N. R. Baker and wife, Topeka Commonwealth.

Mrs. Col. Prouty and son, old members.

Fred Glick, invited guest.

Webb McNall, Gaylord Herald.

Mr. Harman, Valley Falls Liberal.

G. D. Ingersoll and wife, Valley Falls New Era.

Jacob Stotler, wife and daughter, of Emporia News, and Miss Murdock of the Wichita Eagle.

H. Buckingham and sister-in-law, Miss Marshall, Concordia Empire.

H. B. Kelly, McPherson Freeman.

W. H. Morgan and wife, Peabody Gazette.

N. L. Prentis, Atchison Champion, and Mrs. C. D. Moore and Mrs. Carrie Anderson, his invited guests.

A. A. Richards, Wellington Press.

Clark Conklin and sister, Lyons Republican.

A. Griffin and wife, Manhattan Nationalist, and Mrs. C. F. Wilder, and Mrs. Ward, their invited guests.

E. M. Shelton, Manhattan Industrialist.

F. D. Coborn, Kansas City Indicator.

A. D. Brown, wife and sister, Burlington Patriot.

O. J. Cowles, wife and daughter, and their invited guest, Mrs. Chrisman, of the Kansas Methodist.

G. W. Sweezey and wife, of Halstead, Vice President of the association.

J. E. McArthur, of Kinsley, an old member of the Arkansas State Association.

G. W. Martin, wife and daughter, Junction City Union.

A. B. Wilder, Scandia Journal.

Mrs. Mary McGill, Oswego Independent.

Mrs. W. A. Morgan, Cottonwood Falls Leader.

F. P. Baker, president of the association

The above includes every berth in the three sleepers ordered.

The following persons have asked to go and some or all of them probably will, riding in a good day coach.

W. L. Evans, Russell Record.

H. C. Root and wife, Atchison Champion.

C. C. Dart and lady, University paper at Lawrence.

Rev. Geo. Winterbourne, Kansas Methodist.

L. W. Robinson, Winchester Argus.

F. P. Richardson and sister, Wellington Democrat.

D. L. Grace and three others, Garnet Herald.

L. W. And J. W. Roberts, Oskaloosa Independent.

W. A. Morgan, Cottonwood Falls Leader.

E. O. Perkins, Oswego Independent.

Wm. Hollingsworth, Chieftain, Vinita, Indian Territory.

J. H. Gilkey, Greely News.

Geo. F. King, Oswego Democrat.

J. W. Tibbetts and wife, press agent at Halstead.

I. N. McDonald, Burlingame Herald.

C. M. Sheldon, Burlingame Chronicle.

J. A. Udden and Ed. Neilander, Lindsborg Swedish paper.

R. P. Rice, Ft. Scott Monitor.

If some of those who have been assigned berths should not go, their places will be filled first by those who applied for berths before April 30th. Of course, those who have no berths will not have to pay for them. The berths have all been assigned. When the cars get on the track at Winfield, they will be marked No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3. Parties having at the hall in Winfield received from the president, or someone acting for him, a berth check, on which is not only the number of his or her berth, but the number of the car to which they are assigned, will when they go to the depot get into the car corresponding with the number on the check. A porter will be at each car to assist in showing parties their proper places.

The excursion train consists of one baggage car, one day coach, and three Pullman sleepers. It will leave Winfield at 11 p.m., Thursday, May 10th.

Leave Newton at 2 a.m., Friday, the 11th, and arrive at Kinsley to breakfast at 7 a.m. Arrive at Garden City at 11 a.m., on the 11th. Stay there till 3 p.m., the excursionists being the guests of the citizens of that place. Dinner will be served at Jones= hall.

Arrives at West Las Animas at 7:20 p.m., and leaves at 8 p.m., Friday, the 11th.

Arrive at Las Vegas at 7 a.m., Saturday, the 12th of May, and stay there and at the Hot Springs until 7 a.m., Sunday, May 13th.

Arrive at Santa Fe at 12 m. Sunday, the 13th, and leave there at 6 p.m. and go direct to El Paso, where, it is expected, we will arrive at 9 a.m., Monday, the 14th.

Leave El Paso at 3 to 4 p.m., and arrive at Chihuahua some time before daylight Tuesday, the 15th.

Leave Chihuahua at such time Tuesday afternoon or night as to be able to reach El Paso to an early breakfast Wednesday, the 16th. After breakfast leave El Paso, and reach Albuquerque some time in the afternoon of that day. Leave Albuquerque at such time Thursday as to be able to reach Las Vegas to breakfast at 6 a.m., Friday, the 18th. Leave Las Vegas after breakfast and run to Trinidad, arriving about 1 to 2 p.m., and stay there, the guests of the city, three or four hours, leaving there in time to reach Kinsley to breakfast Saturday morning the 19th, and then home, reaching this city before night of that day.

At Albuquerque the people propose some Adoings,@ and as many of them are old acquaintances from Kansas, it will be agreeable.

The president desires to say again that it is best for the excursionists to provide themselves with hampers of provisions and recruit them along the road. It was found to be impossible to be always at eating stations at reasonable hours, and at the same time fix the time table so as to go over the whole line by daylight and make the trip in ten days.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mr. Branham has been re-arranging the depot and offices in a much more convenient form than formerly. New walks have been put down, the tracks planked between the rails, and other improvements made for the benefit of the public. The K. C., L. & S. affords the public the very best accommodations possible.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


I take this method of acknowledging the prompt payment in full for my loss by fire to my dwelling house and contents, and desire to say to my friends and the public, if they seek reliable and prompt insurance, to insure in the German Insurance Company, of Freeport, Illinois, and with our townsman, Noble Caldwell, the company=s agent for Cowley County.



Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Baptist Church.

Rev. A. S. Merrifield, state superintendent of missions, and general missionary for the Baptist Church in Kansas, will preach in the Baptist Church in this city, morning and evening, on Sabbath, May 20th.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Sheep For Sale. 700 Merino sheep, all under 3 years of age; will sell immediately after shearingC70 of them pure bred. J. H. McCartney, Colony, Anderson County, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat brings 90 cents for best; corn 31 cents; hogs, $6.50; eggs, 12-1/2; butter, 15. Early garden vegetables are coming in and bring good prices.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Commencement Exercises.

The fourth annual commencement of the Winfield High School will be held in Manning=s hall on Friday evening, May 11th. The following is the program.



Prayer: J. E. Platter.


Essay: ALinks@: Hattie Andrews, Class =82

Declamation: AFlying Jim=s Last Leap@: James Cairns, Class =82.

Essay: Mary Randall, Class =82.

Recitation: AThe Legend of Bregenz@: Jennie Lowry, Class =81.


Oration: APerseverance@: James Lorton, Class =80.

Recitation: ACharlie Machree@: Ida Trezise, Class =82.

Essay: AA Chain of Fancies@: Anna Hunt, Class =80.

Select Reading: AThe Pilot=s Story@: Anna Hunt, Class =80.



Essay: AWoman=s Work@: Fannie Harden.

Essay: AWhence, Where, and Whither@: Clara Bosman.




Prayer: Rev. J. Cairns.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Lost. An open-faced gold watch on Wednesday evening somewhere between Island Park and Lindell Hotel. Finder will be liberally rewarded by returning to the owner, W. F. Dorley.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mrs. H. P. Mansfield left Wednesday for a trip among the Ponca, Otoe, and Pawnee Indians.


Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Constant Items.

The Sunday schol at Victor is prospering finely.

The Grangers= store is nearing completion. I understand they intend putting in a stock of dry goods as soon as it is finished.

Cattle are bringing unusually high prices this spring. Spring calbes sell readily for $10, while good milk cows bring from $40 to $60.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Bech were surprised in their cosy home Monday evening by a company of friends, who came to Atake the fort,@ which they did completely.

Mrs. Bradford, of Pennsylvania, and her sister, of Seeley, were visiting Mrs. Lewis Brown last week. Mrs. Bradford is traveling for the good of her voice, which has become somewhat injured.

Misses Nellie Givler, Minnie Groom, and N. J. Larkin, of Richland, were visiting friends in this neighborhood this week. Mr. Frank Brown is also entertaining his sister from Illinois. Miss Brown thinks of returning home soon.

The May Day fishing party passed off quietly and pleasanntly. Very quietly for the fish, which were conspicuously scarce. In the excitement of trying to catch a Afish,@ (?) Or some other unaccountable reason, Mr. Jas. Hon lost his overcoat. James, this looks suspicious.



Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.


Not long ago an officer of the army who, having lost his upper teeth, wore a false set, was engaged in serious conversation with some Indians. His plate troubling him, he took it out and wiped it with his handkerchief. The Indians watched the process with unfeigned astonishment. When the captain, puttting the plate in his mouth, went on with the conversation, they sprang to their feet and left the room and post in all haste, and with every symptom of extreme terror.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


We have been blessed with plenty of rain.

Grass and all kinds of vegetation are growing very fast.

As a general thing there is a very good stand of corn.

Mr. William Orr has sown some alfalfa clover.

John Cottingham is running quite a herd of cattle on the prairie west of him.

Mr. Limbocker has the boss-oats.

The prospect is fair for plenty of wheat.

William Orr proposes to fence his home farm with a thirty inch stone fence.

Bert Limbocker and brother have purchased a nice buggy, intending to sell smoothing irons.

An organization has been formed known as the ASouth Fairview Stock Company.@ They have purchased of Mr. Bennett, of Topeka, an imported Norman horse. The names of the members are A. Hollingsworth, W. J. Orr, A. Orr, W. W. Limbocker, J. C. Roberts, L. Stevens, J. Caspar, T. Walker, and M. C. Headrick.

Mr. Ray is the contracting carpenter for Arthur Orr=s barn. It will be 20 x 40 and have a room finished above for sleeping purposes.

A company of stone fence builders known as the ASouthwestern Fence Building Co.,@ are building a fence for Hezekiah Smith and W. J. Orr. ROB ROY.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


Some corn is being worked in this vicinity.

The McHenry brothers are building a large hog corral.

Messrs. McMillen and Hoyland have each another new pump apiece.

Mr. and Mrs. Causey have plenty of asparagus, and their garden is usually ahead of the rest.

Dr. Irwin is prepared to fill prescriptions on short notice and wishes the Salemites to give him a call.

Mr. J. E. Hoyland has made a thirty acre pasture fenced with posts and barbed wire. Mr. J. W. Hoyland has also made a small one.

Little Guy Martin has been dangerously sick with measles, but under the care of Dr. Gordon, of Floral, is recovering rapidly.

There was a gay little assemblage of youngsters met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas lately, but I do not know what it was to commemorate.

Onions and lettuce have graced our table. One of your correspondencts says he can Asmell onions.@ He can get all he can carry in Salem if he comes for them.

Mr. Buck has moved part of his family to Winfield. It will give the girls a fine chance to obtain an education. Some of the members stay at home to run the farm and attend the dairy business.

MARRIED. One more man made happy, as Mr. Miller, of Illinois, met his affianced bride at Burden Wednesday evening when she arrived on the train from Illinois, and they wee joined in wedlock. May all their troubles be little ones.

Again on the 21st of May a gay little party of young people surprised Mrs. W. C. Douglas by dropping in to tell her it was her birthday. Those that attended express themselves highly pleased with the good tiem. I had to send regrets, and spent the evening quietly thinking of many friends, far awayCyet nearCand their birthdays.

Mr. Edward Christopher entertained a number of his friends one evening the latter part of April in honor of his birthday. Everything pleasant seemed to be on the program, and the excellent supper prepared by the good mother and kind sisters was everything that the modern epicure could desire, and I assure you it was appreciated by APancake Jim,@ and Olivia. Many happy returns, Mr. Ed.

On May 4th Mr. G. D. Vance met with quite a loss. His little five year old boy, like many another, took out some matches on the sly to play with and the stable and 200 bushels of corn were destroyed. The good neighbors saw the flames, and teams were quickly unhitched and with the owners on their backs were soon at the burning building. With hard work and many barrels of water, further damage was saved. Lucky that the wind was not high, or all the farming machinery would have fallen victim to the hungry flames. This kind of an item is not pleasant to chronicle. It seems strange that so many kind and willing hands arrived so soon. Their work was fully appreciated. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The Arkansas editors are now on a trip to Mexico, and the Kansas editors who start for the same place will probably meet them somewhere.

The bill prohibiting free passes being granted to anyone except railroad employees and officers passed the New York assembly.

In a New York church last Sunday, Rev. Mr. Knight preached in the morrning and Rev. Mr. Day in the evening. Fact.

Bankers, brokers, editors, and others are cautioned against negotiating eleven Bank of England notes, each for 1,000 pounds, numbered 75,180 to 75,190. Payment has been stopped at the bank.

German carp, planted in a lake near North Platte by the Nebraska State Fish Commissioner, in April last year, are now being harvested. Some of them measured eighteen inches in length. Salmon put in the lake at the same time are six inches long.

Gail Hamilton says that Mormon is a husband who harnesses his wives abreast, and a man who has been a widower three times is one who drives them tandem.

The friendly chief who is with General Crook=s command explained the influence of that officer among the Indians by saying, AHe says the same thing every day.@ If our government and all its agents had been equally honest with the Indians, there would have been fewer outbreaks and wars.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The Missouri Pacific railroad is owned and controlled by a syndicate, by which Jay Gould is the head by virtue of his brains and ownership of long lines of stock. The present system is the result of railway consolidation brought about by Mr. Gould. A few years ago all the lines composing it were separate, independent, and in some cases competing lines. One thread after another was gathered up by Mr. Gould until at last the whole was woven into one grand consolidation system. Then the Missouri Pacific steered its bark around reefs and off shouls with never a thought or care for the M. K. & T., Iron Mountain, or any other line. Those were the good old days when big railway men were trained up in the way railway men should go. But the eastern idea of consolidation finally penetrated the west, and the railway maps began to change. The Missouri Pacific swallowed a half dozen big lines and grew fat on the food. The Union Pacific and the Wabash did the same, but the latter did not grow fat. It swallowed too much and could not assimilate its food. It grew dyspeptic and thin. Then was inaugurated still another step in the railway system. It was a huge meal, and many are inclined to believe that while the Missouri Pacific can hold its victuals, it will, like a boa constrictor, be compelled to take a long nap before it can fully digest them.

The Missouri Pacific system now contains 9,588 miles of railway line. Very few people, railway men included, comprehend the magnitude of this corporation. In the United States, according to the best authorities, there are 113,000 miles of railway. The Missouri Pacific, therefore, has more than one-twelfth the entire mileage of this country. In Canada there are 8,500 miles; Mexico, 2,100 miles; and South America, 7,000 miles; or a total of 130,600. The Missouri Pacific has, therefore, nearly one-thirteenth of the entire mileage of the American continent and one-fourteenth of the western hemisphere. It has 1,588 miles more road than all of Asia, and four and one-third times as much as all Africa. The world has 253,000 miles and the Missouri Pacific, therefore, has little less than one twenty-sixth of the total mileage.

It can now be called a grand system. After awhile some other system will swallow a system and will become a grand system. Then the Missouri Pacific will swallow this grand system and will have to be called a double, or super or hyper grand system. The field is limitless for speculation. The consolidations, however, still progress.

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


There are nine State institutions as follows:

University at Lawrence.

Normal school at Emporia.

Agricultural school at Manhattan.

Deaf and dumb asylum at Olathe.

Blind asylum at Wyandotte.

Insane asylum at Topeka.

Penitentiary at Leavenworth.

Reform school at Topeka.

Insane asylum at Osawatomie.

A brief description will be given of these institutions in the order named.

The University, situated at Lawrence, is a large stone building 246 feet in length, 68 feet wide, with wings 62 feet wide, and 65 feet high. In the building are 54 rooms, including main hall, which is nearly a hundred feet long and over 50 feet wide.

In the university are six departments: collegiate, preparatory, normal, musical, law, and preparatory medical. Each department is provided with a suite for its especial convenience.

The University at Lawrence was established in 1859 by the Presbyterians. In 1861 it passed to the control of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The building and grounds were afterwards secured by the city of Lawrence, and given to the state for the purpose of establishing a state University. In 1871 a new building was erected, $100,000 being given for that purpose by the city of Lawrence. The institution is now in a flourishing condition, having an able corps of 17 professors, and an attendance of 1,000 pupils.

The State Normal school at Emporia is a fine building. It is supplied with water from the city water-works, heated by steam, and ventilated in the most perfect manner.

Established in 1845 with a liberal endowment of land, it has been in successful operation ever since. The building, costing $35,000, was in 1878 entirely destroyed by fire, but has been replaced by anot her superior to the first. Pupils of the school receive State certificates upon graduation.

The Agricultural College, another State educational institution of prominence, was established in 1863. It provides for the technical education of both young men and women.

The oldest college building, and about one hundred acres of land, were donated to the State for this purpose by the Bluemont Central College Association. Manhattan Township gave $12,000 toward purchasing the remaining farm.

The United States government endowed it with 90,000 acres of land, the most of which has been sold and invested in bonds, the income of which is upwards of $30,000. Appropriations are made by the legislature to meet its expenditures. The college has an annual attendance of about 200 pupils.

The various asylums at Olathe, Wyandotte, Topeka, and Osawatomie are managed in a scientific and practical manner, and the unfortunates in their charge are well cared for.



Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


Dynamite is nitro glycerine mixed with enough silica to convert it into a powder, which can be handled without much danger. It is not true, as is generally supposed, that it requires one skilled in chemistry to manufacture this formidable explosive. Any person of ordinary intelligence, and with a slight experience in chemistry, can compound it. Nitric acid, the prime ingredient, is nothing but the mixture of the oil of vitriol with saltpetre. Glycerine is a very simple and harmless substance, as everybody knows. Silica, which is an absorbent, is a clayey substance, composed of dead plants that grow beneath the water, and after dying, settle in layers upon the bottom. Dynamite is made in small quantities, and the manu-facturing process consists in mixing sulphuric and nitric acids, and slowly adding glycerine while the mass is being stirred, and the vessel kept cold. One pound of silica will absorb two pounds of nitro-glycerine, and make the solid substance which is called dynamite or giant powder. What makes dynamite so destructive is the fact that it explodes instantaneously throughout its whole mass. Gunpower is of comparatively slow combustion; otherwise, it would burst a gun when it explodes, and be as dangerous as dynamite.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


Little Charles McComas is alive and well in the camp of Chief Chato, in the Sierra Madres, and is being held to compel the troops to make terms.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


The mountain in New Mexico near where Judge McComas, of Fort Scott, was killed, is named McComas mountain with a view of perpetuating his name.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


Inquiries are often made as to whether the government will redeem unused tobacco stamps of the old issue. They will be redeemed for three years from the date of purchase.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


It is said that Wirt W. Walton could not come down to Winfield because the walking was bad and his railroad passes do not materialize, but it seems that Geo. W. Martin got here somehow.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


The contract for putting in the water works at McPherson was awarded to Fairbanks & Co., for $5,750.

The editorial excursion reached Garden City at 11 o=clock Friday morning and found carriages in waiting to convey the entire party through th neighborhood, where the success of irrigation was demonstratged in thousands of acres of growing grain and trees. After examining the agricultural features of the country, the party indulged in the sport of a jack rabbit hunt. The teams, thirty in number, formed in line on the open plain with a pack of hounds and the cavalcade in front, and at a given signal they advanced upon the game. A scene of the greatest excitement ensued. The horsemen and teams flew over the plains in a grand free-for-all race for a quarter of a mile and had the satisfaction of taking several fine rabbits, whcih they brought to town as trophies of the occasion. The affair was greatly enjoyed by all, and especially the ladies. A sumptuous dinner was then served in the church by the citizens of the town, after which speeches were indulged in until 2 o=clock, when the excursion party departed for the west. There are 158 persons in the party. The programme has been changed only in one respect, and that is to leave El Paso for Chihuahua at 1 p.m., instead of at 4.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Traveler Clips.

W. J. Pollock, formerly U. S. Indian Inspector, is trying to lease the Nez Perce reserve for stock grazing.

It is the general verdit of the farmers in this vicinity that the wheat will bew very short in the straw, but if the needed rains are forthcoming thee is no doubt of a fair if not average crop.

Mr. Smith, who has the contract for our hall, we understand has completed a contract with Mr. Green, of South Bend, to put up buildings that will foot up in the neighborhood of $14,000. Good.

Messrs. L. C. Norton and Ira Barnett last week purchased of Mesrs. Burress and Lewis about $12,000 worth of stock and are now holding the same upon the ranch lately occupied by the latter gentlemen.

The last gravel train for the present pulled out of Arkansas City last Sunday. We had hoped to see the gravel train a permanent institution as the supply of gravel is first-class in quality and almost inexhaustible in quantity.

Reports reach us from various quarters of rabid dogs at large. In Pleasant Valley last week Ed Chapin had a dog and Mr. Anderson a cow bitten by a strange dog and both the animals gave signs of rabies and have been killed.

Hon. A. J. Pyburn has rented a house in the city and will shortly remove here with his family. The gentleman intends to engage in the practice of law and we are glad to welcome him back to the professional ranks of our city.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


Mr. Ben McKee came down from Newton last Thursday.

The rain Saturday night raised the river twelve feet by Sunday noon.

Samuel Lowe has gone to Illinois on business, to be absent a couple of weeks.

Mr. McIntire=s skylight got demolished by the hail storm, doing considerable damage.

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Davis came over from Cherryvale to attend the editorial ball last week.

Mrs. W. P. Hackney was dangerously ill last week, but has since been slowly improving.

Mr. Branham, agent for the K. C. L. & S., in this city, has moved into the J. E. Conklin house.

BIRTH. A fine nine pound boy made his advent into the home of Capt. H. H. Siverd last Thursday.

W. A. Smith, of Chicago Lumber fame, came down from Wichita to attend the editorial ball.

Mrs. H. P. Mansfield and Mrs. McMasters have gone on an excursion to the Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory.

Mrs. Brettun is here from Rock Island, Illinois, visiting her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A. B. Arment of the Champion Furniture Store went east last Friday on a two week=s business trip.

Walter Denning is again on hand and his melodious voice and eloquence can be heard on the streets.

Miss Jessie Millington left on Saturday morning to spend a couple of weeks with friends in Sedan.

Charles C. Black and wife were carried off in the editorial cyclone toward Athe land of the Montezumas.@

Mr. T. J. Harris has bought the residence of M. G. Troup in this city and will make it his future residence.

Mrs. M. G. Troup went with her children to Fredonia on Thursday for a few weeks= visit among her friends.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

DIED. Gilbert Schnee, 70 years old, died in Bolton last Sunday. He was one of the oldest settlers in that township.



Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Charlie Limbocker=s team took another runaway last Saturday, and smashed up things in a lively manner.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Miss Sarah Clute went yesterday to El Dorado on a visit for a week, after which she will spend the summer in Illinois.




Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

As Ed. P. Greer is off to Mexico after Apache scalps, the senior editor has to try his hand in the local department this week.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

BIRTH. Judge T. H. Soward has a young gentleman visitor who weighs ten pounds, but Tom is as proud of him as though he weighed a ton.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

W. H. Smith, D. E. Gurney, and some others, whose names we did not get, went up to Wichita Monday evening to hear Haverly=s minstrels.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. W. J. Lundy had a kind of congestive attack last Friday and for a time ws in a critical condition. He has since been improving.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mrs. A. H. Doane left last Monday to spend the summer with her friends in Danville, Illinois, and A. H. is a lone Avidder,@ so to speak.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Master Harry Scofield had his arm broken last Monday by a fall from a wagon, occasioned by the horse jumping suddenly from fright.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. Spruens, of Beaver Township, sold thirteen hogs Saturday to Cliff Wood, averaging 367 pounds, for which he received $6.60 per hundred.



Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. O=Meara, of O=Meara & Randolph, returned Monday evening from the east, where he has been purchasing a large stock of boots and shoes.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

We presume the COURIER and Telegram will show a great similarity in the local pages this week. Rembaugh and we have pooled our issues to a great extent.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mrs. Geo. Emerson and her children will start for Le Roy, New York, on Monday for a summer=s visit, leaving the Doctor to run the city government all by himself.




Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Henry Goldsmith has put up a canvas awning to keep out the bright rays of the morrning sun. It may be useful also to catch hail stones to supply his fountain with ice.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. John Stewart and wife returned last week from Florida, where they went some time ago intending to permanently settle. Ill health in that climate was the cause of their return.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The falling hail or chunks of ice last Saturday evening had a good chance at Frank Manny=s conservatory and smashed 1,500 lights of glass for him. The damage was vry considerable.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. J. C. Fuller and family will start Monday for the east and will be gone until the first of July. J. C. will go to Danville, New York, and Mrs. Fuller will visit her relatives in Hannibal, Missouri.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Wm. Brass and wife, of Douglas County, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger. Mr. Brass has an interest in a herd of cattle over in Barbour County, and will take a look after them before returning to his home.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

It is reported that Prof. Painter was arrested in Arkanss City Sunday charged with burglary. We suspenct that there is some mistake about this, but we shall probably hear more before we go to press.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. F. W. McClellan has fenced in with wire a large pasture at the Saffold mound and put up his new windmill, and finds that it pumps as fast as a hundred cattle can drink. His Poland Chinas and short horns will have a good time there.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Tomlin and Webb=s range, which is situated on the Arkansas River and Coon Creek, west of the Kaw Agency, is one of the finest ranges in the Territory. They have some eight or nine hundred head of fine cattle including forty-five calves just added to their herd. Mr. Tomlin, who is now in the Territory, divides his time between Winfield and his ranch, looking after the interests of his cattle. He is a whole-souled gentleman, such as is a pleasure for one to come in contact with.




Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. Goodrich, who lives in the Allison house near the M. E. Church, was thrown from Bliss & Wood=s delivery wagon last Saturday evening and was seriously injured. He was just stepping into the wagon when the horses started, suddenly throwing him off his balance, when he fell heavily, striking with full weight on his hip on a rough stone. We believe no bones were broken, but he was terribly bruised and the nerves appear to be paralyzed.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Conklin and Mrs. Warnock left Tuesday morning for Kansas City, where they will reside. J. E. will be connected with the firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., and will bring ripe business and social qualities to the business of that city. Mrs. Conklin is an accomplished, agreeable, and highly esteemed lady and we bespeak for both a kind reception in the social circles of the great city at the mouth of the Kaw.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. Mason, Historian for the Western Historical Company of Chicago, is progressing so rapidly with our county history and biographies that he will complete it by the first of June. The company has a very large corps of historians and assistants in the field and are collecting a vast amount of interesting matter. Their history promises to be the most complete ever published. It will be published late in the summer or in September.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The Baptist folks are sparing no pains or money to make their church building one of the handsomest. They are now expending about three hundred and fifty dollars in having the interior beautifully frescoed. The work is being done by a Chicago artist and the design is new and attractive. They have also ordered a fifteen hundred pound bell for the tower.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The Cowley County Normal Institute will open at Winfield, Monday, June 25th, 1883, and continue five weeks. Conductor: Prof. Buel T. Davis, State Normal School, Emporia. Instructors: Prof. A. Gridley, Jr., Chanute; Prof. E. T. Trimble, Winfield. For particulars address A. H. Limerick, Supt., Public Instruction.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Division No. 1 will entertain the members of Winfield Lodge I. O. G. T. at the residence of David C. Beach, Esq., east of the city, on Thursday evening of this week. Conveyances will take any lady members from their homes and return who will notify the W. C. T. or any of the brethren.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Prof. M. J. Stimson went over to Elk City last week and returned with his wife, who has been spending several months there with her parents. They have settled down to housekeep-ing on Millington Street, near Mr. Ordways, and the Professor=s loneliness is at an end.

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Judge Timothy McIntire of the A. C. Democrat and Mr. Henthorn of the Enterprise were in this city at the time of the Convention, and took care of themselves, we guess, being Cowley County folks, for we did not happen to see them when they came in.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Proceedings have been inaugurated by J. Wade McDonald, attorney, to condemn the water in the river above the Winfield Mills for the purposes of the City Waterworks, and Judge Torrance has appointed to appraise the damages R. F. Burden, G. L. Gale, and W. M. Sleeth.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

William White, Jacob Nixon, S. P. Strong, T. H. Soward, N. W. Dressie are some of the aspiring Registers of Deeds who have called on us in the last few days. All are good men.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Judge Gans has issued but two certificates of unalloyed bliss during the past week.


Albert Graham to Ollie McAlister.

Frank A. Henderson to Lucinda Dunn.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Miss Theresa Goldsmith left Wednesday morning for her home in Clinton, Missouri, where she will teach this summer. Miss Huldah Goldsmith goes with her for a few weeks= visit.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. Geo. Backastow [DO THEY MEAN BACASTOW?], formerly of the English Kitchen restaurant, returned last week from a visit to friends in Pennsylvania.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Eli Youngheim and M. Hahn & Co., have both gone into the canvas awning business if we may judge from the gay appearance of the fronts of their stores.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

MARRIED. Married by Rev. E. P. Hickok, of this city, on May 13th, at the residence of the bride=s parents in Walnut Township, Frank A. Henderson and Lucinda Dunn.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Miss Mollie Bryant and Mrs. W. B. Caton gave their pupils of the public school a picnic in the Riverside Park last Tuesday, and had a gay, frolicking time.



Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Miss Nellie Reed, of the Harper County Times composing room force, is spending a few days in the city visiting her sister, Mrs. Forest Noble.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Quite a number of rather good looking Kaw Indians with their wives and sweethearts were in town Tuesday. They were not editors.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

We understand that Oscar Wooley, of Vernon, will Ashie his castor into the rring@ for Sheriff. He would make a good one.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Agent W. J. Kennedy has bought two lots in the west part of town and will proceed to build a residence for himself.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

We would call attention to the auction sale of the drug stock of Ira L. McCommon, noticed in the special column.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Rev. S. B. Fleming, of Arkansas City, preached a very able sermon in the Presbyterian Church Sunday morning.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

J. P. Walton was down from Burden last week. Lots of fellows think he would fill the bill for County Clerk.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Miss Zella Hutchinson came home at Mr. Tomlin=s last Friday from her school for a short vacation.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

W. R. Peabody, General Agent of the A. T. & S. F. Railroad paid our city a visit last Tuesday.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Col. J. C. McMullen started yesterday morning for Kansas City to settle up that cyclone business.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The Catholics held a confirmation service in their church Tuesday, with twelve communicants.

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Giles F. Prather is at his new post as city marshal and we expect he will keep things moving.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Judge Amos Walton called at this office Tuesday. He is in attendance at the District Court.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. A. B. Lemmon went over to Independence last Tuesday to visit her mother Lemmon.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

J. C. Curry has had a short tussle with malarial fever, but is now able to resume his duties.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The water had raised about seventeen feet in the Walnut River here up to Monday eve.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Miss Cora Bosley has been quite ill for the past week, but is now convalescing.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


Of Hail, Rain, and Little Cyclones.

Last Saturday evening at about 6 o=clock we observed in the southeast large banks of nimbus and cumulous clouds, the latter circling up in layers increasing in size toward the upper courses. There were many singular and curious motions and appearances, which put our people on the alert for something to happen. The main storm seemed to move in a northeast direction, and we judged would pass beyond Maple City, Dexter, and Cambridge, or perhaps further east. Little gusts of wind from different directions fanned us, but we concluded that this vicinity was at worst only on the left edge of the storm. About 7 o=clock ice fell nearly perpendicularly in large chunks, but with little commotion.

We have often heard of hail stones larger than hen=s eggs, but we never saw them before and had almost concluded that their size were much enlarged and amplified by reportorial imagination, but we give in now. The hail stones which fell around our house were all large, a considerable proportin of them about as large as hen=s eggs, and some very much larger. We measured one 9-1/4 inches in circumference. These were made up of a conglomerate mass of hail stonesfrozen together in irregular and curious shapes, but so firmly cemented that they rarely broke up when falling on the sidewalks or roofs. Some little glass was broken, twigs were broekn from trees, and some enterprising persons got some hard knocks while picking up specimens.

The hail fall lasted but a few minutes, then came wind gusts, and little whirls shot out from the main storm in the southeast. One of these passed over this city and touched ground at Geo. Crippen=s residence, taking away the wood addition to his house as quick as a flash. Its track was not more than ten feet wide, but it made a clean sweep wherever it touched, taking out one joint of a fence it crossed and leaving the balance standing unharmed. Except the case of Crippen=s house, it did very little damage. A gust hoisted the awnings of the Union block up over the building.

This has called in question the soundness of our suggestion or hypothesis that no cyclone could go through Winfield, for topographical reasons. We laid that theory before Maj. Inman, our great Kansas philosopher and sage, and he told us it was sound, and we think so still. The real cyclone, if there was one, did not come here, whether prevented by our law or some other, but a little erratic Asquirt@ shot out of the main storm without leave or license, and we can no more account for its antics than we can for those of Peck=s bad boy.

A report was current Sunday morning that the main cyclone passed over Cambridge, demolishing that place and killing twenty persons. We investigated the matter what we could and concluded it was a hoax. We expect, however, to hear more of the doings of this storm before we go to press, and will report it elsewhere.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.


The Opera House was crowded on Friday evening last for the annual Commencement exercises of the Winfield High School. The principal part of the program consisted of performances by the Alumni of 1880, 1881, and 1882, which were all excellent, and showed that though their time of school day activity had passed, their intellects had lost no lustre, but improved with time and use. After the opening prayer by Rev. J. Cairns came the greeting song by the class, followed by an essay on ALinks@ by Miss Hattie Andrews, of the class of 1882. Miss Andrew=s voice was clear and distinct, and her essay exhibited a depth of thought which is very commendable. Succeeding this was a declamation, AFlying Jim=s Last Leap,@ by James Cairns, another of the class of 1882. James did the piece full justice and brought out the points very nicely. Next came the recitation of Miss Jennie Lowry, class of 1881, AThe Legend of Bregenz,@ which is rich in sentiment. James Lorton, class of 1880, then made his first appearance as an orator. His subject was APerseverance,@ and he proved the necessity of this important factor in the human make-up in a manner which showed careful consideration and did himself much credit. Miss Ida Trezise, class of 1882, brought out in the next recitation the grit of ACharlie Machree@ in battling against the tide to win a kiss. Miss Trezise=s appearance was pleasing, and she has the faculty of imitation necessary to good elocution. An essay by Miss Anna Hunt, also of the class of 1882, gave the audience some bristling thoughts on AA Chain of Fancies.@ Miss Rose Rounds, of the same class, read in her interesting way the sensational tale, AThe Pilot=s Story.@

Then came the graduating exercises. Miss Fannie Harden, being unable to be present, her essay on AWoman=s Work@ was nicely read by Miss Etta Johnson. It asserted that woman=s sphere for work is broadening and ere long she will have equal rrights with the men and use these rights for the accomplishment of much good. Miss Clara Bowman=s essay, AWhence, Where, and Whither,@ sparkled with bright thoughts and fully demonstrated from whence we came, where we are, and withiter we are tending. The presentation of diplomas was made by Prof. Trimble with appropriate words of advice. The program was interspersed with instrumental music by Miss Josie Bard and Prof. Farringer, the entertainment closing with a good night song by the class.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Electricity Did It.

That peculiar little twister that touched Crippen=s was a very singular affair. The little funnel shaped thing that shot out from the great mass of agitated, dark, fire-darting clouds in the southeast, was only a little, white, whirling, swaying cloud not ten feet in diameter. Only once did it swoop down near enough the earth to do any damage. The wing of Crippen=s house was taken up bodily almost perpendicular, inverted, and then dropped near the place with the stoves on top. A pump with an iron pipe was pulled partly out of the well and considerably twisted and a fence post was twisted off. We are satisfied that the little cloud was merely a vehicle for the electricity which furnished the power to do the work. So little a whirl, in our judgment, could not have done it without the electric force.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

District Court Notes.

State vs. Colegate [Colgate???] is on trial.

Divorce granted to William Rose and Mary C. Rose.

Divorce was granted in the suit, Patterson vs. Patterson.

A. P. Johnson was appointed guardian of Edward C. Hoyt.

Divorce was granted to Mercy M. Waters and Allen Waters.

State vs. Constant, Cronk prosecuting witness, verdict was rendered against defendant.

State vs. Frank Manny, the jury, after being out two days, disatreed, and were dismissed.

Henry E. Asp was appointed guardian of Henry Hockett, Addison Hockett, Cassius Hockett, Myrtle Hockett, and Minnie Hockett.

In the case of Mary S. Dyson vs. I. N. McCracken and Insan [?] McCracken, judgment was entered against defendant by dewfault, in the sum of $210.42.

In the matter of the assignment of Ira McCommon, J. Wade McDonald was elected judge pro tem, to hear motion of Assignee to have certain articles of merchandise set off to him. Motion was sustained, and merchandise to the amount of $150, exempted.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Winfield Markets. Wheat comes in slowly and the ruling price today is 92 cents. But little corn coming in. It sells for 30 cents. Oats are worth 38 cents. Live hogs arrive in considerable numbers and sell at about $6.25. Butchers beeves bring from $3.60 to $4.00. Grocers butter at 15; eggs 12-1/2.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Mr. D. C. Beach expects to start to Chicago on Saturday afternoon to attend the session of the R. W. G. Lodge of Good Templars, to which body he is a delegate from Kansas.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Notes of the Arrangments.

The arrangements for receiving and entertaining the editorial fraternity were made in due season and were ample and complete as far as human foresight could make them; notwithstanding the work of preparation fell on a few and largely on us. C. C. Black of the Telegram was absent during the time the matter was worked and did not get back in time to share in the large amount of work of receiving and assigning the guests and providing for their pleasure and amusement. Geo. Rembaugh was left alone with all the work of getting up the Telegram on his shoulders, but he did it up well and got time to do much work on the preparation and entertainment.

Ed. P. Greer did a large amount of running around to help make the arrangements, but we felt that the main burden must rest on us, and spent our time in it under such cares and anxieties that it was a great relief to us when it was over.

We desire to specially notice the splendid day=s work put in by Messrs. W. P. Hackney, J. L. Horning, J. B. Lynn, and A. T. Spotswood in canvassing the city for money to pay the expenses of the affair. They raised the munificent sum of $265, a sum more than ample for all the expenses incurred. Each of them was enthusiastic and ready to help in any other way. Mr. Horrning was situated so that he became an almost invaluable help in every way.

The committee on entertainment did not get at their work of canvassing for places of entertainment in season, but we scurried around a considerable in that work and then the Misses Millington got a team and C. C. Harris for driver and canvassed the whole city, securing entertainment with more than thirty of the best families in the city. C. C. Harris was helpful in various other ways.

J. P. Short has our thanks for valuable assistance in various work.

P. H. Albright took upon himself the work of procuring, sending out, and receiving the teams with which large numbers of visitors excurted about the city and vicinity. He was very helpful in various other ways and has our cordial thanks.

D. L. Kretsinger and W. J. Wilson managed the ball business, did a great amount of work, and secured a splendid success. We give them high credit and warm thanks.

Homer Fuller, W. H. Smith, and C. F. Bahntge are complimented for their many kind attentions to guests.

Those of our citizens mentioned elsewhere, who entertained guests at their houses, earned the high complments which were lavished upon them by their guests, a great many of whom profusedly thanked us for sending them to such good places. Each guest seemed to think that she or he had been specially favored by being sent to the best place. Many of these entertainers spent their time with their visitors, kept their teams ready, met them at the depot, drove them all about town whenever they would ride, and returned them to the depot when they wished to leave.

It is of course unfair to others to specially mention M. L. Read, J. S. Hunt, J. L. Horning, J. C. McMullen, in this connection, for others did the same thing, but these we happened to notice.

We had a better chance to observe J. D. Fuller than any other and he made us feel proud of our city by the many kind attentions he paid his guests, and his general helpfulness.

As a further sample we must mention one of our brightest, nicest young ladiesCwe do not give her name for fear of offending herCshe was at the ball attended by her best young man and enjoying herself as only such bright natures can, when at midnight we introduced to herr a gentleman and lady of the editorial fraternity and requested her to take them home with her and take care of them. AI will do it with pleasure,@ said she, and she did. The next day we saw her in her father=s buggy with her guests on either side, she driving thjem all about the town, and chatting pleasantly with them, while they were enjoying the situation immensely. We are proud of that girl. We are proud of our citizens.

The program we had prepared for the convention was all broken up by the freight-train smash up near Carbondale, as were our arrangements for receiving and assigning guests. The main crowd, including the secretary, the orator of the day, the reader, and the band for the ballCwhich should have arrived before noon WednesdayCdid not arrive until after 11 o=clock in the evening and the speeches and other business were put off from 2 p.m., Wednesday, to 11:00 a.m., Thursday morning. Then Prentis and the others were on hand and the meeting proceeded.

The great hit of the occasion was the song by the Arion Quartette, which we print in another place. This quartette consisted of E. F. Blair, G. I. Buckman, C. C. Black, and J. E. Snow. The song was composed by E. F. Blair. Their performance Abrought down the house,@ and they were twice so loudly and so long and persistently cheered and encored that they were compelled to come out again with a song. Then there was a great demand among the editors for a copy. It was with great difficulty that we induced Blair to give us a copy to be printed, he saying that Athere was nothing to it but a little local trash which would be flat the moment that the occasion was past.@ We printed and distributed 100 copies to the editors. A large number of the editorial party did not hear it and others wanted to hear it again, so we got up an informal social in the enveing at the hall and there was a large crowd present when the Quartette was called out again, sang the song, and the plaudits and encores were greater than before. After singing two other songs, they retired. Mr. Buckman was the committee on music, and it must be said that he and his associates did themselves proud.

The address of Noble Prentiss was a magnificent effort. Everyone was praising it. He told some truths which editors might do well to heed, but told them in his inimitable language and style, which is always appreciated. Perhaps no other editor in the state would have made so complete a success on so short a notice, only 2-1/2 hours. It was suggested that it might have been worse had he taken a whole year to prepare, but he never takes a whole year. He always writes off hand.

The ball on Wednesday evening was the finest affair ever held in Manning=s Hall. There were about 400 well dressed, good looking people in attendance. The music did not arrive from Wichita until after 11 o=clock on accountt of the delayed train, but Mr. Farringer had been doing what he could on the piano, and the dance had been proceeding for some time. When the band got in, they struck up and the music was superb. All seemed in good spirits and highly enjoying the occasion. The assembly broke up at about 2 o=clock, Thursday morning.

The general social at the hall Thursday evening was a very pleasant affiar, but all were more or less tired and liked to sit, so that it was not so general a time for hand shakings and introductions as we had anticipated. We had hoped the editors and their ladies who were there would have been presented to our citizens more generally.

We were kept so very busy with the general matters to be attended to and the details of the entertainment that we did not have much chance to get acquainted with those to whom we had been strangers, but little time to enjoy the social phases of the occasion, and did not even meet to speak with many of our old editorial friends. While we regret this, we have our satisfaction in the belief that they were generally well cared for and that we did what we could to make their visit pleasant to them.

The assembly of editors which met at Winfield was an unusually well appearing, respectable, and intelligent body of men. There were a greater numbe of brainy men thann are usually found in editorial conventions. The ladies were generally good looking, intelligent, social, and well dressed. As a body they made an excellent impression on our citizens. All of those who specially entertained editors and their ladiesCso far as we have met them sinceChavew expressed themselves as highly pleased with their guests, giving them credit for high qualities. Winfield people have usually been quite inclined to criticize, and when they approve, it is a high compliment.

Hon. F. P. Baker, the president of the Association, has done a very large amount of work in arranging for the annual meeting and the excursion and has done it well. His whole time was taken up while here in receiving applications and pay for berths, giving out tickets, figuring up the accounts, and much other business, and he was pretty well worked down when he left. The Association re-elected him president in recognition of his valuable services.

There were about twenty livery teams going during the afternoon of Thursday, carrying editors and their ladies about town and vicinity, besides many private teams.

Charles C. Black and wife and Ed. P. Greer are representing Winfield on the editorial excursion to Chihuahua. Rembaugh and ourself have no hair to spare to the Apaches, but Ed. and Charley being boys will, like Charley McComas, be tenderly cared for by Chief Chato.

Geo. Rembaugh is doing up the Telegram in good style. He is one of the really good newspaper men of the state. We think his paper the best got up Democratic Weekly in Kansas.

The excursion train started from here at 11 o=clock Thursday evening with about 160 on board. We hope they will have a good time.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Notes of the Convention.

The Millingtons entertained Col. S. S. Prouty, Mrs. Prouty, and Mrs. Anderson, of Topeka; Mrs. Conductor J. E. Miller, of Arkansas City; Noble L. Prentis of the Atchison Champion; A. B. Lemmon of the Newton Republican; Mrs. Lemmon and three boys.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning entertained Prof. I. T. Goodenow and Mrs. Goodenow, of Manhattan; H. B. Kelly of the McPherson Freeman, and Mrs Kelly.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained Mrs. N. R. Baker of Topeka; Miss Marshall of Concordia; E. H. Snow of the Ottawa Journal & Triumph, Mrs. Snow, and their son.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen entertained Hon. Albert Griffin of the Manhattan Nationalist, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. Ward, and Mrs. Wilder, all of Manhattan.

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read entertained C. M. Lucas of the Cherokee Sentinel and Mrs. Lucas.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Black entertained W. M. Allison and Mrs. Allison of the Wellingtonian.

Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert entertained Mr. Fred Glick, Private Secretary of the Governor, and Miss Hattie Coburn of Atchison.

Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Gary entertained W. D. Greason of the Paola Republican and J. T. Highly of the Paola Spirit.

Mrs. W. W. Andrews entertained Col. R. G. Ward of the Sedan Times; Mrs. Ward; I. W. Patrick of the Oswego Republican; and Mrs. Patrick.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis entertained J. S. Boughton of the Lawrence Monthly, and Mrs. Boughton.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt entertained A. D. Brown of the Burlington Patriot, and Mrs. Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Jennings entertained Miss Brown of Burlington, and to them was assigned Miss Hattie Pugh.

To Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger were assigned Mr. Moody of the Lawrence Spirit and Mrs. Moody.

To Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson were assigned A. Perkins of the Iola Courant, and Mrs. Perkins.

To Mr. and Mrs. Beeney were assigned G. D. Ingersoll and wife of the Valley Falls New Era.

To Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin were assigned H. S. Heap and wife of the Osage Mission Republican.

To Mr. and Mrs. George Crippen were assigned J. E. Watrous of the Burlington Independent and Mrs. Watrous.

To W. L. Morehouse were assigned O. O. Leabhart and wife of the Harper Sentinel.

To W. S. Mendenhall were assigned Louis Well and wife of the Leavenworth Pioneer.

To A. P. Johnson was assigned T. P. Fulton of the El Dorado Democrat.

To Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Gibson were assigned J. W. Remington of the Leavenworth Workingmans= Friend, and two Misses Remington.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short entertained Miss McElroy of Humbolt and Miss Lane of Wyandotte.

Mr. and Mrs. Doane entertained V. J. Lane of the Wyandotte Gazette, and C. O. Perkins of the Oswego Republican.

Mr. and Mrs. Rembaugh entertained Miss Mary McGill of Oswego.

Mrs. Berkey entertained H. B. Kelly of the McPherson Freeman and Mrs. Kelly.

To Miss Graham were assigned W. A. Morgan and wife of the Cottonwood Falls Leader.

To Mr. and Mrs. Ordway were assigned I. T. Goodenow and wife of the Manhattan Republic.

To Mrs. Tucker were assigned O. S. Munsell and wife of the Council Grove Republican.

To Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman were assigned W. P. Campbell, wife and daughter, of the Wamego Reporter.

To Capt. And Mrs. John Lowry were assigned A. N. Moyer of the Wyandotte Gazette and G. F. King of the Oswego Democrat.

To Mrs. Noble was assigned G. W. Sweezey of Halstead.

To Mr. and Mrs. Sherrer were assigned J. H. Downing and wife of the Hays City Star Sentinel.

To Dr. and Mrs. Perry were assigned A. B. Wilder of the Scandia Journal, and H. A. Heath of the Kansas Farmer, Topeka.

To Geo. W. Miller were assigned F. Meredith, wife and daughter, and Mrs. McLaughlin of the Anthony Journal.

To Mr. and Mrs. Rinker were assigned C. A. Lewis of the Phillipsburg Herald and C. I. Eccles of the Border Star, Columbus.

To C. C. Harris was assigned Gen. J. H. Rice of the Fort Scott Monitor.

To Fred Blackman, operator, was assigned F. H. Roberts of the Oskaloosa Independent.

Lon W. Robinson of the Winchester Argus, Geo. N. Broadbere of the Tonganoxie Mirror, D. L. Grace and Mrs. Nelly Grace of the Girard Herald, J. T. Alexander and Miss Ida Roberts of the Girard Life Boat, J. H. Brady of the Enterprise Register, Alvah Sehlden of the El Doradso Times, J. J. Burks of the Colony Free Pres, G. F. Kimball and daughter of the Lawrence Sun, S. P. Moore of the Cherryvale Globe News, J. R. Eastall [?] of the Burlingame Chronicle, and others either failed to materialize or were assigned by Ed. to some of the places left blank above.

The committee entertained with Mrs. Olds, H. W. Young of the Independence Star, O. S. Bentley of the Kansas City Times, Ch=loost [?] of the Louisville Republican, J. A. Scott and son of the Osage Mission Journal, A. N. Moyer of the Wayandotte Gazette, H. A. Heath of the Kansas Farmer, Topeka, R. S. Turner of the Sedan Journal, J. H. Gilkey of the Greeley News, Will D. Wright and H. D. Gordan of the Hepler Leader.

At the Lindell, six whose names Ed. did nott report before he left.

At the Commercial, three names not reported.

At Mrs. Trezise=s, five names not reported.

At Freeland=s, R. D. Bowes of the Smith Center Pioneer, R. M. Watson and Henry E. Timmons [?] of the Strong City Independent.

At the Brettun House, H. C. Ashbaugh of the New on Kansan, Adrian Reynolds of the Howard Courant, Geo. W. Cooper and wife of the Garnet Journal, F. P. Baker, president of the Association, of the Topeka Commonwealth, Prof. E. M. Shelton of the Manhattan Industrialist, and the State Agricultural College, H. Buckingham of the Concordia Empire, J. A. Udden and Ed Nelander of the Lindsborg Posten, C. H. Van Fossen of the Kansas City, Kansas, Globe, Wm. H. Cramer of the Neodesha Free Press, S. Kauffman of the Garnett Plaindealer, W. Hollingsworth of the Vinita paper, J. H. Downing and wife of the Hays City Star-Sentinel, and secretary of the Association, P. G. Prouty of the executive office, Topeka, Geo. Sweezey of Halstead, R. P. Murdock, wife and child of the Wichita Eagle, Jacob Stotler and daughter of the Emporria News, Miss Kate Murdock, daughter of M. M. Murdock of the Wichita Eagle, B. J. F. Hanna of Wakeeny, H. A. Perkins and wife of the Iola Courant, W. T. McElry and wife of the Humboldt Union, A. L. Rivers and daughter of the Chanute Times, W. O. Graham and wife of the Harper times, O. O. Leabhart and wife of the Harper Sentinel, Fletcher Meredith, wife, son, daughter, and Mrs. McLaughlin, of the Anthony Journal, A. B. Whiting and wife of the North Topeka Times, James Dillon of the Garden City Irrigator, V. J. Lane and daughter of the Wyandotte Herald, G. O. Perkins of the Oswego Independent, Miss Mary McGill of the Oswego Independent, J. F. Drake of the Emporria Republican, S. O. Ebersole and daughter of the Minneapolis Sentinel, G. D. Baker of the Topeka Commonwealth, Clark Conklin and sister of the Lyons Republican, Geo. W. Martin and wife of the Junction City Union, O. S. Hunsell and wife of the Council Grove Republican, H. B. Kelly and wife of the McPherson Freeman, J. S. Jennings of the Wichita Republic, H. P. Standley of the Arkansas City Traveler, W. P. Campbell, wife and daughter of the Wamego Reporter, F. D. Coburn of the Kansas City Indicator.

The following insisted upon it and paid their own bills at the Brettun: Theo. S. Case, of the Science Review and postmaster of Kansas City, with Mrs. Case, W. A. Bunker, and wife of the Newspaper Auxilliary, Kansas City, Mrs. Helen Moore of Topeka, Ben McGree of Newton, and G. B. Rogers of Newton, chief train dispatcher.

It is probable that there are many errors in the above lists growing out of the fact that Ed. Greer met at Wichita the large crowd from the north which arrived here after 11 o=clock, Wednesday evening, and assigned the guests to places; but has now gone to Chihuahua taking his memorandum with him, so we had to guess where he placed a large number of them.

When Ed. started for Wichita at 3 p.m., Wednesday, we expected that he would return with the big crowd by 7 o=clock, at least, before the 10 o=clock arrived from the east, and taking as he did nearly the full list of places of entertainment with him, we could not know which he had filled until he returned. The train from the east came an hour earlier and we had to detain a large number of guests in the parlors of the Brettun and at the hall where the ball was progressing, until Ed returned and we could find out what places were not filled. In this way a considerable number of gentlemen and ladies were not assigned to places until about midnight and they utterly refused to intrude, as they called it, into the houses of private citizens at that unreasonable hour, saying it would be an imposition to do so. They would sit up the rest of the night on the sidewalk first. We could not prevail upon them by the idea that it would be a still greater imposition on our citizens to keep them sitting up to that late hour expecting guests, prepared and anxious to entertain them. and then be disappointed. It was a fact that quite a number of our citizens came to us the next day, feeling grieved and disappointed because they were not supplied with guests as they were promised, and were thus deprived of a pleasure as well as the chance to help do honor to our visitors, and it was a hard job for us to pacify them with the facts.

There were one hundred and seventy-six guests of the citizens of Winfield here at the Editorial Convention, as nearly as we can figure it.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Where the Money Came From.

The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.

D. A. Millington, $20; C. C. Black, $20; McDonald & Miner, $5; W. P. Hackney, $5; A. T. Spotswood, $5; J. L. Horning, $5; J. B. Lynn, $5; A. B. Arment, $5; J. H. Bullene & Co., $5; J. S. Mann, $5; S. C. Smith, $5; Hudson Bros., $5; Curns & Manser, $5; Burnett & Clark, $5; J. P. Short, $5; Geo. Rembaugh, $5; J. P. Baden, $5; Robert Hudson, $5; C. L. Harter, $5; Bryan & Lynn, $5; Ed. P. Greer, $5; Pugsley & Zook, $5; Tomlin & Webb, $5; O=Mears & Randolph, $5; S. H. Myton, $5; M. Hahn & Co., $5; Henry Goldsmith, $5; Winfield Bank, $10; A. H. Doane & Co., $5; M. L. Read=s Bank, $10; Geo. W. Miller, $5; Chicago Lumber Co., $5; P. H. Albright & Co., $5; J. Wade McDonald, $5; Wm. Dawson, $2; W. S. Mendenhall, $2; J. L. Hodges, $1; D. Palmer & Co., $1; D. C. Beach, $1; J. D. Pryor, $2; S. D. Pryor, $1; M. G. Troup, $1.90; Geo. M. Miller, $1; John Wilson, $.50; Whiting Bros, $1; Hendrix & Wilson, $2; A. E. Baird, $2; W. H. Strahan, $1; Miller, Dix & Co., $1; Lovell H. Webb, $1; Charlie Fuller, $1; J. E. Conklin, $2; Geo. Emerson, $2; F. S. Jennings, $2; D. Berkey, $1; H. Paris, $1; A. C. Bangs, $1; G. H. Allen, $1; McRorey, $1; Johnson, $1; J. O=Hare, $1; Frazee Bros., $1; W. L. Hands, $2; J. F. McMullen, $1; F. J. Sydall, $1; Dr. Fleming, $1; Dr. McIntire, $1; Atkinson, $1; Capt. Myers, $1; R. B. Pratt, $1; V. R. Bartlett, $2; Nommsen & Stueven, $1; Albro, $2; D. Rodocker, $2; H. E. Silliman, $2;

W. J. Wilson, $2; E. H. Nixon, $1; C. C. Harris, $1; Lou Zenor, $1; W. H. Smith, $1; Brotherton & Silvers, $3.; Rinker & Cochran, $2; H. Brown & Son, $2; Q. A. Glass, $2; Holmes & Son, $2; Dan Mater, $1; E. S. Reynolds, $1; M. J. Stimson, $1; Rabb, $.50;

O. W. P. Mann, $1; Jim Connor, $1; Dr. Green, $2; E. J. Brown, $1; J. W. Johnson, $2;

Dr. Bull, $1; A. Herpich, $1; McGuire Bros., $3; Harter Bros., $1; H. G. Fuller, $2;

H. E. Asp, $1; C. M. Wood, $2.



Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Baptist Church.

Rev. A. S. Merrifield, state superintendent of missions and general missionary for the Baptist Church in Kansas, will preach in the Baptist Church in this city, morning and evening, on Sabbath, May 20th.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

The Old Settlers= Meeting.

The Vernon Pioneers= annual meeting occurs on Thursday, May 31st, at Riverside Park. A basket picnic will be held and speeches, song, and a good time generally will be the program. Judge Torrance will be one of the speakers. Everybody is invited. Come with your baskets and help make it a joyful occasion. No old settler should fail to be present.

J. W. MILLSPAUGH, President; H. H. MARTIN, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Will Parker, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, is visiting with Lacy Tomlin.



Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Found. A pocket book with some money in it was found by Agent Kennedy at the

A., T., & S. F. Depot a few days ago. The owner will call on him and pay for this notice.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

At Public Auction. I will, on Saturday, May 19th, 1883, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, all that is left of the stock of goods of Ira L. McCommon, at the store south of Read=s Bank, Winfield, Kansas. The property to be sold includes most of the drugs of said stock, bottles, patent medicines, oils, etc. Hours of sale, 10 a.m. to 12 m., 2 to 5 p.m., and 7-1/2 to 9 p.m. FRANK W. FINCH, Assignee.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


Noble Prentis in Atchison Champion.[SHOWS PRENTIS; NOT PRENTISS???]

LAS VEGAS, May 12, 1883.

The number of all sorts of anniversaries is working up along toward twenty. The session of the Kansas Editorial Association, just held at Winfield, was the eighteenth. The associa-tion, like many of its members, is getting old.

It was a good thing, that Aconstitutional amendment,@ which cut the Association loose from the duty of meeting on Franklin=s birthday. Franklin was an obliging person, and would have arranged it differently, if he had been consulted, but as it happened he was born in January, which in Kansas is devoted, at Topeka, to cold and the Legislature. Consequently, the meetings of the Association in the old times were overshadowed and oppressed, so to speak, by both. Now the Association has all the months of the year for its little tour and vacation, and a score of fine towns in Kansas to choose from as places of meeting.

Winfield, the town selected this year, is the Southernmost point in the State ever chosen, and with the exception of a sort of adjourned meeting held once at Emporia, is the only meeting in that region where the water flows to the southward. And yet that southeastern quarter of Kansas contains a large number of handsome and able newspapers, the editors and publishers of which count among the old and staunch members of the K. P. A.

Not only on account of the geographical position, but on its own merits, Winfield proved a fortunate selection. The time, also, was propitious. There are a few brief weeks, varying a few days in different seasons in their beginning, but always somewhere between the first of May and the last of June, when Kansas looks her prettiest. Before, there is an undeveloped rawness, and after, a fading like that of the beauty of a woman. Whoever sees Kansas in just the right time knows the perfection of earth and air. It was one of these days that the meeting was held at Winfield.

But, to go back a little, the important part railroads play in our daily life was curiously illustrated in connection with the meeting. The members were to assemble at Winfield on Wednesday, the 9th, but during Tuesday night the wind, which came with lightning, thunder, and rain, blew some box cars from the side track on the main track, a few hundred yards from Carbondale station. A freight and stock train in the darkness smashed into these, and the result was a locomotive suddenly converted into old scrap iron; freight cars piled up on top of each other in splintered and shapeless confusion; and pigs, dead and alive, scattered, stiff or squealing, through the mass. The great work of the regular dispatching of trains was for hours broken up. It might be said that the shock of the collision at Carbondale was felt at Guaymas and Chihuahua; it is certain that the convenience of hundreds and thousands of people was affected. The excursionists bound for Winfield waited till the wreck could be passed or cleared; the special at Newton waited from noon until evening; the musicians who were to play at the ball at Winfield waited at the Wichita depot; and the people at Winfield waited for the editors and fiddlers, who should have arrived at noon, until far into the night; and the first day=s proceedings of the Association were telescoped into the second. Still a delay of twelve hours did not chill the warm hospitality of the Winfielders. They were on hand at the depot, and went through the last half of their delayed ball.

The Association went ahead with a quorum present on Thursday forenoon, bright and early. The meeting was held in Manning=s Hall, or opera house. Manning was not there, but the hall was viewed with interest, by his old friends, as an evidence of his enterprise and public spirit. It was found to be a big, roomy place; and the one hundred and fifty men, women, and children who made up the Association, made but a small showing. It was one of the balmiest and brightest of May days; the wide outer doors of the hall stood wide open all the time, and the proceedings were quite breezy and informal. The newspaper men practice the rule they have so often urged upon others, Apay in advance,@ and the first pro-ceeding was the payment of the annual dues and the hire of the sleeping cars, and such a pile of silver and greenbacks accumulated on the Secretary=s table as seldom greets the editorial vision.

The Arion Quartette, four young fellows of Winfield, who have been singing together for their own amusement and that of the Winfield public, for years, started the ball with a song, written for the occasion, which was hailed with an encore, it was so full of fun and spirit; and it wound up with:

AFor corn, wheat, and babies, and sheep and cattle,

APoor, thirsty, droughty Kansas leads the world.


Among the Arions was Charley Black, and right here is a good place to speak of the Winfield editors and their kindness to the brethren and sisters. They did not go around with rosettes on them as big as buckwheat cakes, doing nothing in particular, but were always to be found wherever there was opportunity to do a visitor a favor. Mr. Millington, as patriarch of the Winfield editors, set the example of unwearied kindness. He made a caravannary of his own house, in which hospitable endeavor he was aided and abetted by his wife and daughters; and never rested until he had not only welcomed the coming but speeded the parting guest. Charley Black worked, preached, sung, and would, doubtless, have prayed with the visitors had he been called on. The visiting newspaper folks were also placed under infinite obligations to Mr. Ed. Greer, of the COURIER, for favors. Mr. Greer is a native Kansan, born in Doniphan County, his father being one of the earliest Superintendents of Public Instruction, serving, I believe, even before the admission of the State. To the list should also be added the name of Mr. Rembaugh, of the Telegram.

To return to the proceedings of the Association. After the money and the music, came the address of welcome. Mayor Troup being busy in the District Court, the ever useful Black read the remarks that Mr. Troup ahd prepared; and President Baker read a brief response, calling Charley, AMr. Troup,@ to keep up the illusion. The annual address was then delivered by the associate editor of the Champion, the theme being the AFacts and Fallacies of Jour-nalism.@ Judge Adams of the Historical Society, followed with a paper on the newspaper history of Kansas.

At the brief afternoon meeting the committee on nominations reported. The renomina-tion, and of course, re-election of Father Baker as President, was hailed with hearty applause. Maj. Jack Downing was continued as the efficient secretary. The committee made a good choice in the selection of Senator A. P. Riddle, of the Girard Press, as the orator for the next year. Mr. Riddle is a vigorous thinker, and will exercise the gray matter of his brain on an address which will be devoted to the solid truth about the newapaper business as distinguished from flapdoodle.

The Winfield people developed a new thing in the Adrive around town,@ a courtesy generally extended by Kansas municipalities to visiting bodies. The usual custom is to gather a lot of omnibuses and barouches and various other wheeled structures, and go around in a solemn and dusty procession Ato the place of beginning.@ At Winfield the people sent their carriages (public and private) around to the designated rendezvous, and handed the ribbons to their friends to drive themselves. Accordingly on all the streets, coming and going, might be seen the note-book fillers, picking up ideas and facts about Winfield at their own sweet will. They drove down to the Park, an enclosure of natural forest, mostly composed of wide spreading elms stretching along the Walnut, and affording a long and shadowy drive, if not Afor whispering lovers made,@ at least admirably adapted to their use. Then the explorers took in the creamery, and talked with the intelligent Mr. Howe in regard to the past history, present resources, and future prospects of that institution. From these points the routes were various, but everywhere the tourists saw tasteful residences; many of them covered with the bright green clinging masses of Virginia creeper or ampelopsis; and such tasteful yards, and spreading trees, and brightening flowers as are unknown in the May of colder climes. The main streets were Ataken in,@ with the lofty and spacious business houses; and the drive usually ended at what it is true was only a mill, a grist mill, if you please, but a mill five stories high, and with walls as smooth and white and fair as those we imagine that palaces have. We suppose the Winfielders pride themselves on the wealth, the business facilities, etc., of their town, but they trample the real glory of Winfield under their feet every day. It is their sidewalks. Certainly there never was a town so paved. There is everywhere accessible a sort of white stone, which can be split out in any thickness required. The most easy and accommodating of rocks, it seemed very light; at least two horses can haul what seems a great quantity of it. And on this royal material the people of Winfield walk about, calm and serene in the muddiest of weather. It is laid down not only on the main street but on all the streets, and miles more are being laid down. To dream that you live in marble halls is nothing to walking out in wakefulness and reality on the material of which marble halls are constructed.

At night the bright and fair of Winfield met the excursionists at the Opera House, the Arions sang again; good byes were said; and then the waiting train was filled, and as the party sped away under the narrow new moon and the twinkling stars for New Mexico, the booming guns of the Winfield battery thundered a brave good bye.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

J. F. Drake to Emporia Republican.

WINFIELD, May 10. The State Editorial Association, now in session in this place, and whose deliberations are noted in another place, could not have chosen a better place for its meeting. Right royally are we welcomed and right royally are we being entertained. To be sure, there is more or less of a hitch in things, caused by the trains being away off time. For instance, the entertainment last evening had to wait till midnight for its music, but it was good when it appeared.

Perhaps at this time a few items about Winfield will not be amiss, but they were hastily gathered and must necessarily be short. Cowley County, of which Winfield is the county seat, dates back to 1870, and I find that in its early history several Emporians figured quite prominently, notably among whom are P. B. Plumb, Jacob Stotler, C. V. Eskridge, and

L. B. Kellogg. The county now has a population of over 22,000, and last year reported over 36,000 acres of wheat that averaged thirty bushels to the acre; 141,000 acres of corn, besides its other products. No better class of farmers can be found anywhere, and no better proof of this is needed than the fact that Cowley County is known throughout the length and breadth of the land as the banner prohibition county of the state.

Winfield was incorporated as a city of the third class February 23, [?NOT SURE?] 1873; has steadily increased, and was made a city of the second class in 1879, and the census just taken gives a population of over 3,000. Its better buildings, of which I might name the Brettun House, the Methodist and Baptist Churches, M. L. Robinson=s residence, and several others which we have not space to mention, with many of its best business blocks, are built from home quarries of fine magnesia limestone, the same as is being used for the govern-ment buildings at Topeka. J. C. McMullen and J. C. Fuller also have very fine residences of combination brick and stone. In sidewalks it boasts of fifteen miles laid out with fine flagging, which is also quarried nearby. Its two railroadsCthe Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and Kansas City & SouthernCgive it good shipping facilities. Three elevators handle the grain that is brought in. There are two flouring mills, both doing a good business, and we have had the pleasure of looking through hurriedly and gathered the following description of the Winfield Roller Mills, operated by Messrs. Bliss & Wood, who have been in the milling business about fourteen years. On the 18th of last August their old mill was burned, and believing that the best was none too good for their trade, they immediately started to rebuild on the most approved plans, and today no better mill or flour can be found in Kansas. The following brief description will give some idea of the work it is capable of doing. The building is of stone 40 x 60 feet, and five stories high. It has a double operating powerCwater and steamCand is so constructed that it can be run by either. The steam is of 125 horsepower. An elevator of 50,000 bushels capacity is within about a hundred feet and connected with iron tubes, the cleaning all being done in the elevator. Of the mill proper the basement is occupied by the shafting, pulleys, gear, elevator boats, etc. The first floor is used for the reduction of wheat to flour, there being thirty-four sets of rolls, 18 corrogated for wheat and 16 for middlings. Gray=s noiseless rollers and the packers, three for flour and one for bran, are also on this floor. The bolts and purifiers start in the second floor and run through the third, fourth, and fifth. To take care of and finish the work commenced on the first floor, are ten No. 2 Smith=s purifiers, twenty-six ordinary bolting reels, and four centrifugal reels. All the machinery above the first floor is run by a twenty-inch belt traveling from that floor to the top at the rate of 2,000 feet a minute. The mill has a capacity of 500 barrels per day and employs about twenty-three men. Their side-track privileges admit of loading four cars at a time, and many of these cars find their way east as far as Illinois.

Two banks, The Winfield and Read=s, have been largely instrumental in building up the town and county.

Of its hotels, the Brettun stands away ahead of any other in any town of its size in the state, and I have yet to see the city anywhere of its size that equals it. Every room is supplied with water and gas, and heated by steam. It is well furnished, with sample rooms, bath rooms, billiard hall, tonsorial rooms, etc., attached, and all under the management of C. L. Harter, who not only knows what his guests need, but supplies it. The traveler finds a home that is all he could desire.

The COURIER and Telegram are among the leading weeklies of the state, the former being under the management of D. A. Millington and Ed. P. Greer, with probably as large a circulation as any county paper in the state. The latter is now run by Messrs. Black and Rembaugh.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883. [Comments by correspondent Prentis.???]

One thing has been lacking, that is soon to be supplied, to-wit: waterworks. The contract is now let, and in a short time six and a half miles of cast iron pipe will be laid, connecting with a reservoir of 2,000,000 gallons capacity, supplied by a Worthington pump. The reservoir is to be 108 feet above the level of Main Street, giving it all the pressure needed. The work is being done by a home company and will cost about $75,000.

There are other things that I would like to say about this town, but time forbids. Here is where the irrepressible Hon. W. P. Hackney lives, and near here, out on the railroad bridge, is shown the place where Cobb, the murderer of Sheriff Shenneman, dropped through the bridge and was only saved from falling into the water by the rope that was around his neck.

At the business meeting of the editors this afternoon the old officers were re-elected, except Hinkle, and Hon. D. A. Millington was elected in his place. Noble Prentiss was elected as poet for the next annual meeting, and A. P. Riddle as orator. The excursion will leave this evening at 11 o=clock for Mexico.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Wichita Republic.

A representative of the Republic was in attendance at the State Editorial meeting at Winfield for a very few moments only. The business of the session was about completed before the arrival of the last delegation from the north, of which we were on. It was really surprising to see the hospitality of the citizens of that city still buoyant under the pressure to which they had been subjected. Such a voluminous horde of ravenous editors coming in so soon after the late M. E. Conference at that place was enough to discourage a city of much greater magnitude and less magnaminity. But Winfield was fully equal to the emergency and the editors and their wives and their wives= sisters, etc., were all filled with enthusiasm and other good things, too numerous to mention, that were furnished at that model hotel, the Brettun. Just imagine the feelings of a newspaper man, with a delicate appetite looking over such an array of good things as were represented on the bill of fare, and on either hand, by good waiting maids, who hadn=t time to wait, but were kept busily engaged trying to satisfy the demands of the robust newspaper man who Alives to eat.@ But our views of matters were fully expressed by the resolution passed by the unanimous vote of the Association, so we close in order to avoid repetition.

Late on the evening of the 10th, the Pullman Palace cars having arrived, at 11 o=clock p.m., the hundred and forty-four berths were filled and the Asleeping beauties@ passed out of our sight into the realm of dreams of the beautiful on their way to the land of the Aztec, in the famed country opened to civilization by the Santa Fe railroad, which has taken the editors to blaze the track where empires may yet be born, and where modern civilization will soon surround the haunts of ancient grandeur in the sublime gardens of nature. May they escape the scalping knife of the Apache and the more poisonous arrows of Bacchus is the wish of one who hadn=t time to go.

Mounted cannon guarding each street, located in the centre of the city, was one of the attractions at Winfield. A heavy stand of arms surmounted by a U. S. Flag.

The foundation for the new Christian Church building at Winfield is in and the structure will be pushed ahead as fast as possible. Winfield is well blessed with churches, all good ones.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


John Bender has opened up in business at the old stand again.

Bull & Bell=s bank is not yet in running order, but the street cars soon will be.

The Sunday school at this place is prospering and I am glad to say, the interest is fast increasing.

Mr. R. P. Goodrich, the hotel landlord, will necessarily have to build an addition to his hotel, as he is running over all the time.

Improvements are moving on in this vicinity. Uncle William Bell is building on his claim to prove up, and I think arranging to take unto himself a life partnerCjudging from his own assertions only

The new store building on the corner will soon be completed, when Gilkey Bros. will move their stock of merchandise into it, and we suppose carry a full line of all goods necessary to satisfy the general demands of the people, all to be sold at the lowest prices.

Mrs. Hunter, of Wellington, has been paying Mr. Chaplain, her son-in-law, a visit. Mr. Chaplain is late from Illinois, is respected and esteemed by all who have made his acquaintance, and we wish him success that he may not regret his move to this county.

Railroad is the common topic of the day. The people of this out-of-way place have been deprived of railroad facilities and all advantages that are furnished by a home railroad and home market. We have now woke up concerning this matter, and every man in this community proposes to put his shoulder to the wheel and move the matter along. When it comes to voting township bonds for the road from Coffeyville to Arkansas City through this place, they will undoubtedly carry. The citizens of this place called a meeting on the evening of the 10th inst., for the purpose of learning how the people in general felt about the railroad matter, and great interest was manifested. Suitable resolutions were passed showing the desire of the people to have a road. A committee of three was appointed to talk up the project with the Arkansas City folks.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A wealthy firm known as Heed and Hurst of California are opening up in the southwestern part of New Mexico one of the largest cattle ranches in the world. In addition to about 1,300,000 acres in that territory, they have purchased 200,000 acres of the Mexican government and intend to stock the same with 100,000 head of cattle.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


Adjustant General Drum received a telegram from Whipple barracks, Arizona Territory, stating that from the best of information obtainable, Gen. Crook has with him on his expedition into Mexico 200 Apache scouts, fifty cavalrymen under Capt. Adam R. Chaffee, of the sixtieth cavalry, and fifty civilian packers, etc.C300 in all. This is a somewhat larger force than Gen. Crook was supposed to have taken with him. No information in regard to his movements have been received at the department.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


Sol. Miller of the Troy Chief, rises to make a few pertinent and timely remarks:

Last week afforded an unusually good opportunity for newspaper readers to note the difference between genuine humor and labored slush. The Kansas editorial convention met at Winfield and was addressed by Noble L. Prentis, upon twenty-four hours notice. The address was filled with genuine humor, and of truths pleasantly told. The Missouri editors met at Carthage, and were addressed by A. J. Fleming, who had evidently prepared himself elaborately for the occasion. His address was a conglomerated mass of flat, forced, far-fetched stale and pointless stuff, intended for wit, but better calculated for a vomit. To complete the performance, he had the bad taste to come home and write an editorial for the St. Joseph Gazette, criticizing and denouncing Prentis= address. It is like dish water criticiz-ing sparkling champagne. [NOTE..PRENTIS...NOT PRENTISS???]


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


At Dodge City, where no law seems to be respected, where crime is frequent and law breaking is a lucrative business, a man named Luke Short was driven from the city because the city government considered him much worse than the other fellows. He visits the governor of the state and demands protection in his right to carry on his nefarious business in that city. He complains that because he is more successful in violating law than the city officers, keeps a finer saloon, and sells more rot whiskey than they, keeps more bawdy women than they, women who can sing better than theirs, runs more gambling tables and robs more greenhorns than they, these city officers have driven him out of the city. Whereupon the governor without authority of law orders the sheriff of Ford County to organize a posse and protect said Short in his business. This is a pretty comment on our democratic governor.

This is in keeping with another of his fiascoes. A man in Wamego was convicted of continued violations of the prohibition law and Judge John Martin prounounced the moderate sentence, considering the offenses, of one hundred dollars fine and 150 days in jail. The governor promptly remitted all but five dollars of the fine and 30 days of the imprisonment. The governor seems to think that his principal duty is to protect criminals in the violation of law.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


Sixty-five ladies and gentlemen of the best citizens of Winfield joined in a plot last Wednesday, May 16th, to surprise D. A. Millington, editor of the Winfield COURIER, and his wife at their residence, on the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, and were completely successful. It was raining quite briskly all the evening with no prospect of a Alet-up.@ Between 8 and 9 o=clock we were quietly looking over our late exchanges; our wife was busy in household affairs in a gray dresss in which she felt some delicacy about receiving company, when we found our house suddenly taken possession of by J. C. Fuller and lady, J. Wade McDonald, Mrs. J. E. Platter, C. A. Bliss, Dr. C. C. Green and lady, J. P. Short, Geo. Rembaugh and lady, A. T. Spotswood, Miss Jennie Hane, E. S. Torrance, Mrs. John Lowry, Mrs. I. L. Millington, E. P. Hickok and lady, and others. The greater portion of the party lived more distant and were still waiting for the rain to slack up.

Ourself and wife were corralled in one corner while arrangements were made, then J. Wade McDonald, as orator for the party, commenced a neat and flattering speech to us in which he complimented us of having been one of the first settlers, of having been identified with all the movements which have made Winfield and Cowley County rich, prosperous, and happy; our wife and daughters, with having contributed much to the life and pleasure of our social and literary circles, and said that our citizens had seized this thirty-fifty anniversary of our marriage to express to us in this way their warm appreciation of us and ours.

The folding doors were then thrown open, disclosing two very richly upholstered, beautiful, and costly chairs in which ourself and wife were led and seated, which chairs the speaker formally presented to us on behalf of the citizens as a token of their warm feelings toward us. We attempted to express our thanks but utterly failed. We were Aall broke up,@ with something rising from our heart to our throat which choked utterance.

Then amid a gay and pleasant conversation, the visitors produced a spread of delicacies which they had brought with them, served them in a beautiful set of glass dishes, a present from Mr. A. T. Spotswood, beautified by fresh and charming bouquets of flowers presented by Mrs. Lowry and Mrs. Hickok; and in due time, they bid us good bye.

From the bottom of our heart we thank them for these evidences of their kindness and warm friendship, and assure them and our citizens generally that whatever shortcomings we may exhibit, we shall ever hold in grateful remembrance this and many other evidences of their kind partiality to us and ours.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


Our attention has been called to an article in the Kansas City Times of the 17th, presum-ably written by some representative of that sheet who was not made known to us at the time of the editorial convention, and therefore was not feasted, toasted, and made much of by the Winfield people, and was unable to get his usual supply of rot whiskey, so he vented his gall by writing a batch of the most infernal lies about Winfield and her people, and the Times, the most mendacious paper in the west, of course published them.

Among the cowardly slanders of that article is the statement that Winfield Ain 1880 was a boomer, was growing rapidly, and even the rival of Wichita. Today you can sit for hours on the porch of the Brettun house, and, scanning the entire length and breadth of Main street, see not a solitary team upon this highway.@

The express object of the article was to show that Winfield is a dead town, killed by prohibition. Frank Manny, and other leading opposers of prohibition, are among the most indignant on account of these falsehoods. They say that while they think our city would be better off without the prohibition laws, there never was a year in which business was any-thing near as good as it has been for the past year up to the present time, that it is nearly double what it was in the spring of 1880, that there is no time in business hours this spring when there are not considerable numbers of teams to be seen on Main street from the porch of the Brettun House, from a dozen up to hundreds; that there are more improvements going on, more new buildings projected, more sales of real estate at much higher prices, and that now, instead of 1880, we are enjoying Aa boomer,@ which is apparent to everyone who has spent a day or two in Winfield recently. The man who wrote that article would find himself in hot water if he met any of our anti-prohibitionists, they knowing that he was the author of the vile slander, to say nothing of the reception he would meet from prohibitionists.

We need not comment on his insinuation that the jurymen who recently tried the Frank Manny case were some of them perjurers, nor upon the gall and spleen he exhibited toward Senator Hackney, who is abundantly able to take care of himself, but would mention that while the writer says that Manny=s counsel in the trial was Amediocre,@ he finally winds up by saying that AJudge Tipton, a Democrat of the old school, is here practicing law with eminent success@; a well deserved compliment, but the writer probably did not know that that Amediocre@ counsel and the Aeminent@ Judge Tipton were one and the same person. He also pays deserved compliments to Hon. J. Wade McDonald and Hon. Henry E. Asp. Since writing the above, we learn that the writer in the Times is O. H. Bently, a bald-pated jack-legged lawyer of Wichita.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


We clip the following from the Indianapolis Sentinel, written by J. C. McKee, who recently visited this place.

Winfield and Cowley County, was finally reached in good order, and I have put in some days investigating the town and surrounding country. It is a substantial and thriving city of not more than 4,000 inhabitants, situated at the intersection of the K. C., L. and S. K. Railroad and a branch of the A., T. and S. F. The Walnut River bounds it upon the west and south and Timber Creek upon the north, while a line of bluffs guard the approach from the east. Thus it nestles in a pretty valley, and from the surrounding hills we obtained a complete birdseye view of the town. Many of the business buildings, churches, and residences are made of the fine stone quarried here, and others are built of brick, making the general appearance of the place that of permanence and solidity. The streets are wide, and the main sidewalks are all paved with as fine flagstone as I ever saw. It is claimed that there are over twenty-five miles of stone pavements, and I doubt it not.

Just west of the city, upon the Walnut, is a large, fine, stone flouring mill, recently erected upon the site of one burned down. The mill was the latest improved, or roller process, and ships flour to all parts of the Southwest and West.

The Brettun House is the main hotel of the city, is also built of stone, and like the mill, shows grandly for miles around. It is a No. 1 hotel, this same Brettun, first-class in all its appointments. The table is as good as can be found in the best hotels of Indianapolis, while private gas and water works and steam heating appliance give the guests every convenience. Nor is it a fancy price hotelC$2 and $2.50, according to room, pays the bill. C. L. Harter, an Ohio man of course, owns the hotel, and is a young man who does his best with good success to satisfy all who call upon him.

All the Church denominations are represented in Winfield, and several have elegant Church buildings with thriving congregations.

There are two school buildings and the schools, which close this week, seem to be conducted in a first-class manner.

Secret orders of all kinds are represented and flourish.

Manufacturing does not make much of a figure on account of the high price of fuel, but grain elevators and stock shipping more than make up for this.

The stock of goods carried by the various merchants seems to a Hoosier unusually large for a town of this size, but I learn that they supply ranches and ship job lots as far as New Mexico. Dry goods and clothing are scarcely higher than at Indianapolis, but groceries, hardware, and farm implements are considerably higher.

The grain market is not as good as it ought to be, especially for corn, but the farmers are learning to feed grain and ship it only in the shape of stock, which sells nearly as high here as at St. Louis.

Among other attractions to be made more attractive are the two Parks, one at the south edge of town upon the Walnut, consisting of fifteen acres, and one north. Both in due time will be made as handsome as can be desired. At present they are in a crude state.

There are several billiard halls, but no saloons, not even on the sly, though I have no doubt the persistent can find what they want. I have not seen a drunkien man nor a street brawl of any kind, nor an Indian nor a cowboy. Sunday was as quiet a day as I ever saw in a place of this size, and Saturday the liveliest. Considering that this is comparative a border town; these things are norteworthy.

A great many people from Indiana and Illinois are here and in the surrounding country, hence we see the AHoosier grocery,@ the Indiana blacksmith shop,@ etc., and old acquain-tances are frequently encountered.

The creamery is another mentionable item, which furnishes a ready market for the farmers= cream, and gives them butter better and cheaper than they can make it for themselves.

Good houses are scarce, but when found can be rented for about $12 to $15 for a five- or six-room cottage in good condition.

But building is in progress this season more than ever before, and newcomers will be accommodated. In short, I have never seen a neater and more business-like town for its size than Winfield. Not booming, by any means, but of a substantial and healthy growth, backed up by one of the finest farming and grazing regions in the country, that proves it has not only a substantial present, but a prosperous and certain future. . . .

In circulating through twenty-three states, I never saw finer farming and grazing lands. I took an extensive ride over the country, and it would make some Hoosiers= eyes bulge to see the valley and the uplands. The Walnut Valley I can only say is fully equal if not superior in its natural advantages to the famed Miami Valley, while the second bottom as a farming country is scarcely less desirable and for stock raising cannot be excelled. I cannot multiply words upon this subject, but when I see farmers who have paid for their eighties with the first wheat crop and bought another eighty with the second, you may comprehend what I mean. Much of the land is as yet unimprovedCthat is, as we use the term in Indiana, but there are some farms well fenced, with bearing orchards, fine vineyards, first-class buildings, and closely resembling some of the best in Indiana or Illinois. But such lands are high. The best farms near Winfield are held at $50 per acre, and from that down, according to location, improvements, and quality. Yet with but slight improvements, good land almost everywhere in the county is held at $10 per acre. Farmers with small means can do well here, but I wouldn=t advise anyone to settle in Winfield and expect to live by his wits. The people here are as sharp as anybody, if not a little more so, and the kind of incomers in demand is good farmers with a few hundred dollars and plenty of energy.

However, there is in one line a grand opening for capitalists. I mean in the stone quarries. There are several worked here, but on a small scale. They get out huge blocks of building rock which is sawed and dressed to suit, and shipped to all parts of the State. It is my firm belief that if some capitalist would come here and work this business in the best and most thorough manner known to the trade, a fortune could be realized in a very few years.

Cattle business is good, sheep is good, farming is good, but to my mind for the moneyed men there is here no better opening or profitable investment than in the stone quarries.

For personal favors I am under obligation to Capt. Hunt, County Clerk; Frank Raymond, one of the Indianapolis News Court reporters; Jos. Harter, druggist; Constable Siverd; Mr. Harris, of Bard & Harris; and not a few others, all of whom I found always ready and anxious to accommodate or oblige without stint. MAQUE.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


The first herd of Texas through cattle arrived at Hunnewell last week. There were 1,300 two and three year old steers, brought up by Wooten & Fidler, of Fort Worth.


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The Kansas editors have accepted the invitation of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad to take in the Royal Gorge before they return home. From all advices received from the victualing stations along the line of the excursion, we had supposed that that=s what they had been doing ever since they started out a week ago. Emporia News.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


Oswego Independent.

Our first stop is at Cherryvale, and as we leave the car, the first to greet our eye is an elegantly dressed lady, with the prettiest little poodle dog, evidently her pet. Well! There is, and it is prroper that there should be, a difference in taste. Having three hours= spare time, we started down street and inquired for Will Grant. AIs it lawyer Grant that you inquire for?@ AWell, yes,@ and the next time we inquired for lawyer Grant, whom we readily found, and by whom we were invited to his pleasant home. It was intimated to us that after marriage Mr. Grant=s first epistle to his wife at Oswego was addressed to Miss Anna Hutchings. He says he does his courting at Independence now, and not as formerly.

We are frequently asked what part of the editorial fraternity we represent. The call is for Areal newspaper men, some invited guests, such as State officers, Congressional delegations, etc.@ Our reply is that the last little Aetc.,@ is where we come in.

We called upon Judge S. P. Moore, editor of the Globe-News, who moved eleven years ago from Oswego to Peru. We also met Fletcher Moore, once a clerk of Probate Judge B. W. Perkins. Cherryvale, like all southern Kansas towns, is thrifty.

The train over the Santa Fe from Kansas City that should have reached Winfield at 11 o=clock a.m., on the 9th inst., was delayed by accident and did not arrive until midnight, much to the annoyance of many, but more especially D. A. Millington, who was the acting committee to assign lodging places to the 100 guests who might come on that train.

A hall at the Opera House was in order for the evening, and was well attended by guests and citizens of the town. Winfield has about the population of Oswego, and its citizens seem very proud of the town, and spared no pains to make it pleasant for the Edsitorial Association who are here at this time by invitation of the city. The ladies of Winfield were at the ball in full dress and numbers. The music was discoursed by a band from Wichita.

Thursday morning a business meeting was at the Opera House. Appropriate song by male quartette. Enthusiastically received by the audience. Address by Noble L. Prentis, which was worthy of the man and occasion. [BELIEVE PRENTIS MUST BE CORRECT!]

Through the kindness of Mr. Rembaugh, of the Telegram, some of the Oswego delegation were nicely entertained and shown over the city and its surroundings. Winfield is a nice town. Fine and expensive brick, stone, and wood residences are seen all over the city. They have stone sidewalks of superior quaality, two flouring mills, foundries, tannery, creamery, three elevators, carriage, factory, two brick yards, three stone quarries, the stone of which is of superior quality and easily worked, hardening by exposure. Among the things of interest at Winfield is the twelve-acre park on the west of town on the Walnut River. It is well timbered, and naturally a nice piece of ground. The people of Winfield have spared no pains to make it pleasant for the newspaper men, and at 11 p.m., we move out from the depot amid the booming of cannon, and the shouts of the small boys, whom we find have increased their lung power at the expense of our lunch baskets while in the baggage room, which baskets were further interviewed by the train men who run from Winfield to Newton.


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Among the editors we met at Winfield, none were more pleasant and entertaining than Ade Reynolds of the Howard Courant, and E. H. Snow, of the Ottawa Journal. Enterprise.

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad company have commenced the construction of a new depot at Emporia. The depot will be 100 feet long, 40 feet wide, and two stories high, built of Cottonwood Falls stone.

J. W. McWilliams has placed for record with the register of deeds of this county a deed from the Santa Fe Railroad Company to the Western Land and Cattle Company of London, England, for over 18,000 acres of land in townships eighteen and nineteen, ranges six and seven, the consideration being over $44,000. Besides this, the company owns 24,000 acres more land in the same ranges. All this land is being fenced and it is proposed to have at least 3,000 head grazing on the land this season. The free pasture lands of Chase County are going fast. Chase County Leader.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Tannehill Items.

Harvest in about three weeks.

Mr. Graves is preparing to build a new kitchen.

The Arkansas River and the Beaver Center Sabbath school are on a boom.

A member of Beaver Center citizens Atook in@ the wreck at Oxford Sunday.

Dr. Marsh has painted his house white and enclosed his yard in a new wire fence.

A nice rain has improved the appearance of the country and everything and everybody in g eneral.

Mr. Joseph Sumpter, of Indiana, is visiting his brother, J. R. Sumpter. He is also looking for a location.

Josh and Will Heizer will keep the weeds down this summer between the residences of Mr. Heizer and Mr. Stranger.

It was told by a certain person that someone else told them that they heard that a certain girl=s fellow took a certain fellow=s girl buggy riding. How true it is we don=t know.

Tannehill and vicinity is in a flourishin condition at present. Farmers are very busy. It seems to be the prevailing disease among them to see who can have the best corn.



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Akron Pencilings.

Akron is steadily improving.

New goods at the Akron store.

Mrs. Covert has bought a new organ.

A good wheat crop is now a sure thing.

Mr. Metzgar is now going over his corn the third time.

Mr. Weimer has the finest field of wheat we have seen.

The grumblers are complaining of too much wet weather.

County Superintendent Limerick was out last Sabbath.

Golden Kestler has sold his buggie. What is the matter, Golden?

Mrs. J. S. Savage gave a birthday party to her many friends Sunday.

Constable Lacey and Prof. Weimer are getting to be experts in letter writing.

Charlie Mann is back from New Mexico, whether to stay or not I do not know.

Rev. Graham did not fill his appointment on Sabbath evening, owing probably to high water.

H. U. Curfman, of South Fairview, made us a flying visit Sabbath. One of Akron=s fair ones the cause.

Mrs. R. B. Pratt gave a quilting last Thursday week. It was only for the married ladies, and they all report a jolly time.

Rev. Hickok, of Winfield, filled Rev. Graham=s pulpit Sabbath. He preached a very interesting discourse to a full house.

The mail didn=t reach us last week only on Monday and Tuesday, and much loneliness was caused by the delay of the COURIER.

There will be a singing every Sabbath afternoon at the Walnut Valley Church, practicing for the concert to be given on the 24th of June.

C. F. Baxter has got his buggy remodeled since the runaway he had. C. F. should loosen his grip on Miss _____ and have a tighter grip on the lines.

The Methodists will hereafter hold their services in the Valley Center schoolhouse, and Rev. Rose will resume his appointments as before. AUDUBON.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


G. A. R. Caps and Buttons at McGuire Bros.

A. H. Doane is erecting a fine cottage on 10th Avenue.


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Mrs. M. L. Bangs of Lawrence is visiting friends in this city.

Capt. Lowry has got his ice cream works at the park in operation.

Go to the moonlight sociable at Mrs. Lowry=s this Thursday evening.

Ed. P. Greer got home from his Mexican excursion on Monday evening.

There will be memorial services at the M. E. Church in this city next Sunday.

Mrs. L. M. Groom of Rock is visiting her mother, Mrs. Esther B. Reed, in this city.

Rev. C. P. Graham occupied the pulpit at the Presbyterian Church last Sunday.

W. A. Smith came down from Wichita to attend the surprise party at Dr. Emerson=s.

Mrs. James Simpson, now of Arkansas City, was visiting friends in this city last week.

Mrs. Beeney returned Monday from a visit at Wichita. She got a ride to the depot on a street car.

Read=s Bank has been improving by extension of the counter and bringing the teller=s pate to the front.

Rev. J. E. Platter was taken seriously ill with typho malarial fever in Cincinnati last week, but at last report was improving.

William Lorton, brother of James Lorton in the Winfield Bank, left Saturday for Illinois, where he will spend the summer.

Miss Crippen and Miss Hamill have gone to Burlington on a visit. Miss Crippen will then go farther east to spend the summer.

Hon. Sam E. Gilbert, Rev. P. F. Jones, and Quincy A. Glass went to Emporia as representatives to the conclave of the Knights of Pythias.

The attention of Winfield wives is called to the fact that an Illinois court has decided that snoring, however loud and fearful, is no ground for divorce.

John Tyner will open an entirely new stock of boots and shoes this week in J. C. Fuller=s new building on south Main St.

We have been hearing the very warmest enconiums from our citizens on the address delivered by Noble L. Prentis. He fairly captured Winfield.

The Walnut River rose last Saturday up to within eight feet of the roadway on the west bridge, which is higher than it has been before for three years.

The Wichita Times is enlarged to a seven column daily and is still bright and wicked. By the way, we did not Acatch on@ to Shelton at the editorial meeting here.

J. M. Bair, formerly of this city and late of Floral, has located at Topeka. He called Monday to say good bye! He is too good a citizen to part with without regret.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller and Mrs. Geo. Emerson finally got away Tuesday morning. The Fullers will be home about July 1st. Mrs. Emerson will remain away all summer.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The rain fall according to Jacob Nixon=s gauge of Saturday night, the 12th, was 1-1/2 inches, and on the following Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the 16th and 17th, was 3-3/4 inches.

Major M. Thompson=s handsome countenance has appeared again on our streets. He has been sojourning in Colorado for some three years. His old friends here are happy to see him.


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DIED. Joseph Winslow, fifty-one years old, formerly of Taunton, Massachusetts, and recently living with Arthur Swain in Richland Township, died last Thursday evening of typhoid malarial fever.

Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Beach entertained the Good Templars of this city at their pleasant home near the mounds, on last Thursday evening. A large number were present and a most enjoyable evening was spent.

Eugene A. Millard came down from Burden Monday to convince Judge Torrance that he knew too much for a juryman and just enough for a pedagogue. He was permitted to return to his school teaching.

The ladies of the W. C. T. U., will hold a moon-light sociable at the residence of Mrs. Lowry, Thursday eve., May 24th. We hope to see a large number present, as a very enjoyable time may be expected.

Mr. Archie Stewart was up from Arkansas City last Thursday. He is running the Stewart House at that city and keeps the Aboss hotel.@ Besides he is contractor for a large number of buildings all over the county.

Secretary Lemmon has sent us a complimentary and premium list of the Harvey County Agricultural Fair to be held September 3rd, 4th, and 5th at Newton. The list is a neat pamphlet got up in the highest style of art.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann entertained a number of their married friends on last Thursday evening. An elegant collation was served and all enjoyed themselves as persons only can in the pleasant home of such roayl entertainers.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A man by the name of J. S. Johnson came down the Walnut Saturday from twenty miles above on a rude bark constructed for the occasion. He started at 7 in the morning and sailed into harbor near Bliss & Wood=s mill at 6 in the evening. He must have had considerable romance and bravery in his nature to undertake such a voyage with the river higher than it has been for several years. The trip was taken for the novelty of the thing.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

An infant was left at Spotswood=s store last Friday by its mother. She laid it in a chair while she was examining some goods and then made an excuse to step out a minute, and did not return to get her child, but skipped out toward Wichita. Spotswood did not like the appearance of things and sent after her up the road and had her arrested and brought back. She gave her name as Lizzie Robinson, told a story of outrage and crime of which she had been the victim; said she had lived in the south part of Harper, had been in Wichita awhile and came down here to give her infant child away. All will readily condemn her as an inhuman mother who should be shut out from the pale of human sympathy, but it would be more generous and humane to help her to bear her troubles and sorrows.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

An unusually pleasant communion service, following some special meetings, was held in each of the three churches under the care of Rev. C. P. Graham. There were five accessions to the Walnut Valley Church, five to the New Salem Church, and three to the Star Valley ChurchCin all thirteen, of whom nine were admitted upon profession of their faith in Christ, six receiving baptism. Two of these churches have been supplied by Rev. Graham for almost five years, and the third was organized by him about a year ago. The three have lately united in a call for his pastoral services. He signified his acceptance at the recent meeting of Emporia presbytery, and arrangements were made for his installation in the near future.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Last Thursday when the passenger train went down on the Wellington branch, shen approaching the Ninnescah River, which was much swollen by the rains, the bridge appeared to be all right and sound, but the cautious engineer stopped the train and went forward to examine it. He found the track all right, but the sub-structure had been carried away. His caution saved the train. The trains then ran from Mulvane to Wellington by way of Winfield until Saturday, when the Oxford bridge gave way. By that time the Ninnescah bridge had been repaired and since then the trains for Wellington and Winfield have run by way of Mulvane.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

AAunt Ary@ complains in the Burlington Enterprise that some Winfield people who excurt into the country drive over shade trees and shrubbery when approaching a house, and neglect to drive where avenues are made for that purpose, to the great annoyance of the proprietors. We cannot believe that many of our people are so discourteous, but know there are some here with hoodlum proclivities. They should be treated to a charge of salt and pepper.


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W. H. Conkright, of Richwood, Ohio, arrived in this city on Wednesday of last week to visit his friends and look after his property in this county. He is more than ever pleased with this section and names this the best county he ever saw. His farm for which he paid $2,200 two years ago, could not now be bought for $6,000. He will visit us every year until he comes to stay.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Mr. Gus Lorry called on us Monday. He has finished the assessment of Bolton Township and made his returns. He finds 1,180 inhabitants in his township, which is an increase of 240 within the year. He says that a considerable number have settled since March first whom he did not include in the enumeration, and that the actual population is now a considerable over 1,200.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Frank Manny had a great many gentlemen and lady visitors of the editorial crowd when in this city, and he treated them with his usual kindness, showing them through his conservatory and grounds and presenting them with bouquets of rare flowers. He says that those who were thirsty had to content themselves with such drink as he himself uses.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Several of our merchants have signified a desire to offer special premiums for displays of different kinds at the fair, and the committee on premium list has decided to include such speical premiums in the published list. Any merchant who desires to offer a special premium should hand it in before next Wednesday, as the list will go to press on that day.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A pleasant young party consisting of Miss Leota Gary, Miss Mary Berkey, Miss Ida Johnson, Miss Carrie Anderson, and Messrs. Harry Ball, Jacob Goldsmith, Ed. McMullen, Ad. Brown, Will McClellan, and some others whose names we did not get, went down to the Territory last Sunday to see the new Indian school building.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

From the Fall River Echo we learn that Prof. R. C. Story has received his household goods and settled down to housekeeping in that town and gone into the banking business as cashier of the Fall River bank. We wish him abundant success and bespeak for him and his estimable lady a kind reception in their new home.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The Cowley County Normal Institute will open at Winfield, Monday, June 25th, 1883, and continue five weeks. Conductor: Prof. Buel T. Davis, State Normal School, Emporia. Instructors: Prof. A. Gridley, Jr., Chanute; Prof. E. T. Trimble, Winfield. For particulars address A. H. Limerick, Supt. Public Instruction.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Last Saturday evening the Mayor and Mrs. Emerson were surprised by a gay party of young people who took possession of their residences and behaved as such people will. The victims seemed to enjoy it, however, for Mrs. Emerson said AIt was too nice for anything,@ and the surprisers thought so too.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Mr. John Mentch left with us last Friday a box of strawberries of his own raising, which were the largest and finest we have seen this year. Many thanks. Mr. Mentch is doing much to improve our county in the horticultural line.




Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

DIED. Mr. A. P. Johnson has a telegram from James McDermott, dated May 18th, stating that his wife, Mary, is dead. She has been ill and in a critical condition ever since they arrived in Kentucky last December. She leaves a baby 2-1/2 months old.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Work was begun on the speed ring Monday and twenty men and teams are now engaged on it. The grove will also be trimmed up at once. Superintendent Kretsinger is a rustler and will finish the work in the shortest possible time.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

C. C. Black and lady arrived home from the Mexico excursion Sunday evening. They came down to Mulvane to stay overnight, but unexpectedly found Conductor Miller there with his train and came down with him.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Professor B. F. Nadal, the inimitable character artist, will appear at the Opera House next Wednesday evening, May 30th. He is perhaps the best elocutionist that has ever traveled in the west, and our exchanges give him most flattering notice. Tickets on sale at the usual places.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The senior editor feels overwhelmed with kindness this week. On Tuesday Miss Ella Trezise, one of the brightest, sweetest little ladies in this city, sent us the most charming bouquet of flowers with her compliments. She has our warmest thanks.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Owing to the social given by the Ladies= Temperance Union on Thursday evening, May 24th, the entertainment to have been given by the Park College Society on that evening will be postponed indefinitely.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

DIED. Marshal Herrod lost another one of his children last week with pneumonia, following measles. This is the third that has been taken from them during the last three months. They are indeed reaping the bitterest of life=s fruits.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A Las Vegas paper says that of the seven hundred and sixty-nine invitations extended to Kansas editors to Ahave something@ the evening of their arrival in that city, but two refused.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A horse thief was brought over from near Grenola Monday and lodged in jail here. He had stolen horses from the north part of the state and was making for the Territory.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Winfield can turn out more bright, neatly dressed, vivacious, and charming young girls from twelve to fifteen years old than any town of its size on this terrestrial globe.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

We learn that a horse thief was hung at Grenola last week. Our informant could give none of the particulars nor the name of the victim.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.


Engine, Tender, and One Car Precipitated Into the Arkansas River.

Engineer Killed, Fireman Seriously Injured.

Assistant Train Disptacher Injured.

Last Saturday morning as freight train No. 12 was crossing the bridge over the Arkansas River at Oxford, the trestles gave way and the engine, tender, and one car were plunged into the stream. The engineer, Howard Finley, has not been recovered. It is believed he is crushed between the engine and tender far beneath the murky waters. The fireman, James Kelly, was also pinched between the engine and tender, but was released beneath the water when the engine=s downward course was arrested. When he came up, he seized a timber and floated on it downstream a quarter of a mile to a bank, where he crawled out and escaped. He is now at the Brettun House, is badly bruised up about the chest, and injured internally, how seriously is not known. Messenger, the assistant train dispatcher, was in the cab when it went down, but the cab broke off and floated away, and he broke through the window, got out, seized a floating tie, and floated down to the bar and escaped. He is considerably cut and scratched about his face. The car which went down had seven horses in it. Four of them were lost and three rescued. Another car hung on the end of a standing trestle, partly over, but did not go down. The balance of the train was hauled back to the Oxford side a car at a time.

The passenger train at 5:30 in the morning crossed the bridge, and this trestle works swayed and settled and the conductor observed that as the train left it, that section rose up again about ten inches, and the track was left curved about eight inches out of line. He and agent Lockwood telegraphed back to Oxford to allow no train to cross the bridge, as it was dangerous in the extreme, and Lockwood was to prevent trains leaving here for the west. But the section hands at Oxford examined the bridge, took up the rails in the curve, and spiked them down again, making the track straight, and when No. 12 came from the west, they pronounced the bridge safe.

Engineer Finley moved onto the bridge slowly and carefully, stoppped and examined the trestle before moving onto it, found the track straight and apparently safe, moved forward again slowly, and the trestle suddenly gave way, the tender and engine slid backward down into the stream, with the result above stated.

Howard Finley has been one of the best and most careful engineers on the road. He leaves a wife and five children, living at Cherryvale, who have the warm sympathies of this whole community in their terrible affliction. Fortunately for them, he had recently taken a life insurance for $5,000.

Immediately after the accident Geo. Rembaugh went over on a hand car to get the particulars, and we got the above report from him.

Probably more than a thousand people visited the scene of the disaster the next day, Sunday. Men went from here in omnibuses, buggies, and wagons. Wellington turned out in numbers, and the whole surrounding country on both sides of the river was represented. The late heavy rains had swollen the river to a volume scarcely ever reached before, and the wreck could not be reached from this side on account of the overflow. The smokestack of the engine was sticking out above the water and the freight car was still hanging on the ragged edge.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Court Items.

Peter Yount, who is one of the jurors in the Colgate case, has been too ill to sit since last Friday. The defendant by his attorneys offered to waive his right to twelve jourors and go on with the trial with the remaining eleven. The court held that the defendant could not waive that right, and continued the case until next Monday.

In the case of State vs. Constant, the motion for new trial was argued and denied.

The case of Mrs. Parker to enjoin the sale of lots in Winfield to enforce the sidewalk tax, was decided for the plaintiff.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

HURRAH! Getting Ready for the Fourth of July.

Over forty of our businessmen have united in a call for a citizens= meeting at the Opera House this (Thursday) evening, for the purpose of organizing, appointing committees, and getting ready for a Fourth of July Celebration that will take in the country for fifty miles around and be the biggest thing outCa regular old-fashioned Awhopper!@ It is the intention to dedicate the New Fair Grounds with this opening ceremony. The fair ground park will be a delightful place, and will afford all the people of the county an opportunity to look over the fair grounds and see just what they have got. Let every citizen turn out and take a hand in the work.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat today (Wednesday) brings 90 cents per bushel; corn 30 cents, hogs $6.40 per cwt. Butter brings 15 cents and eggs 12-1/2 cents. Potatoes retail at $1.25 per bushel. Garden truck is in good demand at fair prices. Nice strawberries bring 25 cents per quart. But little grain is being marketed.


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Wool Growers Meeting. There will be a meeting of the Wool Growers of Cowley County at Winfield on Saturday, the 26th, at 2 o=clock p.m., to organize for home protection. Let all wool growers attend.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The horse thief brought over from Grenola last week goes by the name of Dennis T. Smith. His mother is a resident of this place. Mr. Smith has suffered an experience not unknown to many dilligent and industrious horse thieves, but with more gratifying results than usually follow such wayward actions. He was taken away from the officers by a mob, conducted to a railroad bridge and strung up. After hanging a minute, he was taken down, given a short rest, and elevated again. After the second rest, he became very mellow, and when given to understand that the next raise would be the last one, confessed, gave his pals away, and swore that he would never do so anymore. He was then taken back and turned over to the constable, who brought him here. He is very nervous and apprehensive, and seems to feel that he has been just as close to the other world as he cares to get at present.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Mr. Ed. Whitman, one of J. B. Lynn=s clerks, was the victim of a serious accident Tuesday evening. He was riding a bicycle and when turning a corner, one of the foot rests broke, throwing him forward about twenty feet into the street, striking on his head. He was senseless when picked up, and terribly bruised. Physicians were called and he was removed to the residence of Mrs. Aldrich, where he boards. Up to this time he is partially conscious, but friends fear that he will be permanently disabled. Mr. Whitman is a stranger here, having come from Boston some months ago. He is a faithful, diligent young man, and is well liked.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A corps of Santa Fe engineers are in the city running preliminary lines to the stone quarries and with a view to the establishment of a union depot here. Where this depot will be located is as yet a matter of conjecture. The engineers are not disposed to talk much on the subject, if indeed they know anything of the intentions of the powers that be.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Dr. Bull has placed in his office a new back-acting, rotary motion, operating chair, which will extract teeth without the presence of the victim. The Doctor is very proud of it, and it is indeed a marvel of neatness, beauty, and completeness. Like all enthusiastics he is always sinking his profits in new appliances.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Dr. T. B. Taylor from Philadelphia, an old friend of the editor, is visiting this city with a view of locating in the practice of the medical professions. He is an eminently successful physician, and especially so in chronic diseases.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The Probate Judge has issued but three MARRIAGE LICENSES during the past week.

Harry Caldwell to May B. Johnson.

R.F. Mahee to Emma J. Collins.

Mark M. Mitchell to Mary B. Curfman.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

J. R. Scott & Co., have located their paint shop at Austin=s old stand on Ninth Avenue, where orders may be left at any time for painting or paper hanging.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The Rev. Wm. Brittain will hold Episcopal services in the Courthouse on Sunday next both morning and evening at the usual hours. All are invited.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A. B. Arment will hereafter be among the merchants who pay no rent, having purchased the building he is in from G. A. Rhodes for $2,500.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The agent of the Adams Express Company wants a good lady clerk. Steady employment and good wages. Apply at once.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Mr. Geo. Crippen is rebuilding the portion of his house which was carried off by the cyclone, this time of stone.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Mr. Walter Pyle of Nebraska City, Nebraska, a friend of Lacy Tomlin, is in the city on a health excursion.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Dr. H. L. Wells is erecting a very fine stone residence on his lots in the west part of the city.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Something of the Tour.

After a delightful trip of over three thousand miles, through mountains, valleys, deserts, far into old Mexico, and extending over twelve days, the writer is once more Aat home.@ The experience was a strange, novel, and interesting one, and from notes taken at the different places visited, a series of descriptive letters will be published in these columns during the weeks to come.

The party numbered one hundred and sixty newspaper men and their wives, daughters, and invited guests, and a livelier, happier crowd we have never seen together. The special train furnished by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad consisted of three Pullman palace sleeping coaches, two fine day coaches, and a baggage car. The train pulled out of Winfield at eleven o=clock on the evening of the 10th. The first stop was made at Garden City, where the party was met with carriages, wagons, and vehicles of every description, and conveyed to the irrigating ditches, after which a splendid dinner was served in Jones Hall. Irrigation is doing wonders for the country surrounding Garden City. From a dry, barren waste, the country is being fast converted into wonderfully fertile and productive farms. The possibilities of the soil under irrigation seem to be boundless, as the mammoth onions attest. The welcome at Garden City was most hearty and hospitable. The Arkansas River at this place was as dry as Summit Street, in Arkansas CityCthe sand didn=t even look damp. We heard a citizen applying for the loan of a pitchfork, and explained by saying that he thought he would go fishing. They dig cat fish out of the sand with forks. According to one of the party, if the cat fish were removed and the river irrigated, it might be made very productive. The trip over the dry, arid bunch-grass prairies of Colorado was monotonous and uninter-esting. A short stop was made at West Las Animas where the first adobe building was inspected; then on west until the flying train was shrouded in darkness.

On awakening the scene had changed. The Raton mountains were far in the rear, and on either side of the track rose jagged, broken peaks, covered with scanty cedar and pine trees. We were in New Mexico. The night stop was made at Las Vegas. After a few hours spent in the new and old towns, the train was taken up to the Hot Springs over a branch six miles long, where, nestling in a valley among the mountains, is the Montezuma Hotel, one of the largest frame buildings in America, and decidedly the handsomest. The scenery surrounding this place is very fine, and every effort is being made to beautify and improve the grounds. They have parks and trees, and drives up the canon. An immense bath house, large numbers of villas, club houses, livery stables, and burro dens go to make up a very pleasant little community. If anyone is suffering from plethorism of the pocket-book, he should take it to Las Vegas Hot Springs. One buggy ride, two glasses of native beer, and a shave will cure it. However, we can imagine no pleasanter, more healthful place to spend a month. In the evening a very pleasant dancing party was given in honor of the guests.

From Las Vegas to Santa Fe, the road runs through a very interesting country. On the left is a very peculiar mountain rising up out of the plain and surmounted by a wall of perpen-dicular rock. On top of the mountain are two large crosses, placed there by the Mexicans. It is called Starvation Peak, the Indians having long years ago driven a party of two or three hundred Mexicans to the top of this mountain and held them there until all died of starvation and thirst. The crosses were up to commemorate the spot. Farther up the road passes the old Pecos church, supposed to have been built by the Aztecs sometime in the fifteenth century. All around it lie the ruins of an old Indian Pueblo, which must have contained ten or fifteen thousand people. One of the old Indian traditions of the place is that from there Montezuma started south riding on an eagle to found his famous empire of the south. The old city of Santa Fe was reached at noon, and at evening the train pulled out for El Paso, the gateway of Mexico, which was passed at noon of the following day, and at seven o=clock of Monday evening, four days out from Winfield, the city of Chihuahua was reached. Twenty-four hours spent here were the most interesting of the trip.

The return journey was made without stop until Albuquerque was reached. This is the best town in New Mexico. It is distinctively a Kansas town. Kansas men are everywhere and Kansas enterprise is noticeable in the very air. Winfield is well represented. John Lee is running a big lumber yard. Ex Saint is doing a mercantile business of two hundred thousand dollars a year and is fast ourtunning all his competitors. By. Terrell [THEY HAD TERRIL??] and Parker are running a big saloon and By. is proprietor of numerous stage and mail routes. John McDonald and his father are running a blacksmith shop, and McMasters, another Winfield man, is dealing in malt and spirituous beverages. Lloyd Hope is also there helping his father run a big hotel. A Kansas man is postmaster, and Kansas men hold a majority of the offices. Of course, under such circumstances, the party were magnificently treated. They were wined and dined, danced, and carried about the city, and every attention bestowed that Kansas ingenuity could conceive or willing hands execute. The stay in Albuquerque will be remembered as the pleasantest on the trip.

As the foreman is looking up the forms, our readers will be inflicted with another chapter next week. There is still a thousand miles to cover.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

More Fair Matter.

We publish in full below the Charter and By-laws of the Fair Association. The organization is now complete and at work. Every farmer should read this carefully and be ready to suggest any changes necessary at the next regular meeting.


The undersigned do hereby voluntarily associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a private corporation under the laws of the state of Kansas, and do hereby certify:


That the name of this corporation shall be AThe Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association.@


That the purposes for which this corporation is formed are to encourage and promote the agricultural, horticultural, mechanical, and live stock interest of Cowley County, Kansas, and the establishment and maintenance of a driving park and speed ring, and to acquire, hold, and control all real and personal property necessary, proper, and convenient for carrying out the purposes aforesaid.


That the place where its business is to be transacted is at Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.


That the term for which this corporation is to exist is ninety-nine years.


That the number of directors or trustees of this corporation shall be seventeen (17), and the names and residences of those who are appointed for the first year are:

A. H. Doane, Winfield.

A. T. Spotswood, Winfield.

D. L. Kretsinger, Winfield.

J. B. Schofield, Winfield.

C. C. Black, Winfield.

W. J. Hodges, Winfield.

E. P. Greer, Winfield.

W. S. Mendenhall, Winfield.

Sam Phoenix, Richland Township. [EARLIER THEY HAD SAM PHENIX??]

S. S. Linn, Vernon Township.

G. L. Gale, Rock Township.

Henry Harbaugh, Pleasant Valley Township.

R. F. Burden, Windsor Township.

E. B. Nicholson, Dexter Township.

J. W. Millpaugh, Vernon Township. [EARLIER THEY HAD MILLSPAUGH??]

J. B. Nipp, Creswell Township.

J. F. Martin, Vernon Township.


That the estimated value of the goods, chattels, lands, rights, and credits owned by the corporation is ten thousand ($10,000) dollars; that the amount of the capital stock of this corporataion shall be ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, and shall be divided into two hundred (200) shares, of fifty ($50) dollars each, non-assessable above face value.

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names, this 3rd day of May,

A. D., 1883.

(Signed) A. T. Spotswood, W. S. Mendenhall, J. B. Schofield, A. H. Doane, Charles C. Black, Ed. B. Greer, D. L. Kretsinger, Wm. J. Hodges, S. C. Smith.



Personally appeared before me, a notary public in and for Cowley County, Kansas, the above named: A. T. Spotswood, W. S. Mendenhall, J. B. Schofield, J. Wade McDonald, Ed. P. Greer, D. L. Kretsinger, A. H. Doane, Wm. J. Hodges, and S. C. Smith, who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing, and duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed my notarial seal, this 4th day of May, A. D., 1883.

LOVELL H. WEBB, Notary Public.

(My commission expires Sept. 8, 1883.)




I, James Smith, Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original instrument of writing filed in my office May 5th, A. D., 1883.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed my official seal.

Done at Topeka, Kansas, this fifth day of May, A. D., 1883.

JAMES SMITH, Secretary of state.






Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Minutes of Fair Meeting.

May 10th, 1883.

The directors of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association met at the office of A. H. Doane & Co. Present, Directors Milspaugh, Martin, Gale, Burden, Leslie, Harbaugh, McDonald, Spotswood, Doane, Baden, and Nicholson.

J. W. Milspaugh was called to the chair and D. L. Kretsinger chosen secretary. On motion of Mr. Spotswood, the meeting proceeded to the election of officers as follows.

For president, J. F. Martin; for vice president, A. T. Spotswood; for secretary, E. P. Greer; for treasurer, A. H. Doane; for General Superintendent, D. L. Kretsinger.

On motion of Mr. Kretsinger, Messrs. Harbaugh, Martin, Milspaugh, Lynn, Spotswood, Doane, and Greer were appointed a committee on premium list, to report at the next meeting of the directors. ON motion of Mr. Lynn, the superintendent was instructed to commence work on the speed ring and cleaning up the ground. On motion of Mr. Doane, the meeting adjourned until Saturday, May 26, at 1 p.m. D. L. KRETSINGER, Secretary.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

OPERA HOUSE, May 19, 1883.

The stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Millspaugh called S. P. Strong to the chair and D. L. Kretsinger was chosen secretary. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. The committee on subscription of stock reported progress and were on motion continued. On motion of Mr. Martin, the meeting proceeded to a permanent organization, without change of officers. The charter was then read and approved. A form of constitution and by-laws was then submitted by the secretary. Mr. Short moved they be adopted as read. Mr. Linn amended to read and adopt by sections. Motion prevailed as amended.

Sec. 1 to 13 read and adopted. Sec. 14 amended to read Afour-fifth conent or vote,@ instead of unanimous.

Section 1 to 10 of the by-laws made and approved. On motion of Mr. Gale, the constitution and bylaws were then adopted as whole. After quite an interesting talk on the part of secretary and stockholders, a sense of the meeting was had instructing the Directors to push the work of improvement of grounds as fast as possible. On motion the meeting adjourned.

D. L. KRETSINGER, Secretary.

S. P. STRONG, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

AD. The Pure bred English Draft Stallion, KING OF THE VALLEY, will make the season of 1883 at Magnolia farm, 10 miles southeast of Winfield (Section 31, Township 33, Range 5 East). Terms, $20 to insure mare with foal.

KING is 5 years old, weighs 1750 pounds, 17-1/2 hands high, of an iron-gray color.

Can be seen at Wm. Hand=s stable Saturday, May 26, and June 3.

For any particulars or information, call at the farm, or address,


Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Council Proceedings.

COUNCIL CHAMBER, City of Winfield, May 21, 1883.

Council met in regular session, Mayor Emerson in the chair. Roll called. Present, Councilmen McMullen, McGuire, and Wilson; absent, councilman Kretsinger.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

An ordinance providing for the construction of a stone sidewalk along the west side of block 174 and the west ends of lots 10, 11, and 12, block 175, were presented and read, and on motion was taken up for consideration by sections. Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 were separately read, considered, and adopted by the affirmative of the three councilmen present. The ordinance was then submitted to a vote on its final passage as a whole with the following result: Those voting aye were councilmen McMullen, Wilson, and McGuire, noes, none, and the ordinance was declared passed as ordinance No. 170, and was approved by the Mayor.

An ordinance to prevent minors from being on the street at night was presented and laid over until the next meeting.

An invitation from the Mayor and Council of Wichita to attend the test of waterworks in that city on the 24th inst., was read, and on motion it was resolved that the Mayor make the necessary arrangements for the acceptance thereof, and that the Clerk notify the Mayor of Wichita of such acceptance.

The Finance Committee made the following report.

Claim of E. F. Sears, crossing, $4.00, payment recommended.

Vance and Collins, team for pauper, $2.25, recommended to county commissioners for payment.

Reports of Police Judge for March and April found correct. The report of the committee was adopted.

The following accounts were allowed and ordered paid.

B.[?] F. Harrod, salary, marshal, May 9th: $13.50.

Wm. Moore & Sons, stone for crossing: $43.54.

E. [?] F. Sears, crossings: $22.24.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883. [City Council Meeting.]

On motion it was resolved to ask the Winfield Water Company to give the city a bond of indemnity against loss or expense on account of possible suits concerning the condemnation proceedings for water works.

R. E. [?] Weitzell was given permission to remove a wooden building from lot 8 to lot 6 in block 110.

On motion the Council adjourned.

ATTEST: L. H. WEBB, City Clerk.


Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

The Tannehill Sabbath School, together with the officials of the same, in mass tender their thanks to the citizens of Winfield for their liberal contributions for the purpose of procuring an organ for the above named school. The school ordered the secretary to furnish the COURIER and Telegram with a copy of the vote of thanks, for publication.



Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

Ad. SUGAR CANE MACHINERY. Outfits from $100 to $6,000. AStar@ Cane Mill; AStubbs@ Evaporator, awarded first premium of $75 at the St. Louis Fair; and AHedges Bagasse@ FurnaceCno expense for fuel. Also Mound City Feed Mill and Grier=s Fruit Evaporator. Best machinery, easy terms. Send postal for prices and Cowley County testimonials. J. R. COLE, Floral, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


The Lyons Republican:

AHere we are at lastC125 miles from home, and only 20 hours on the way. We might have walked it quicker, perhaps, but then we would have been more tired. Everything has its compensations. The trouble was not with the train, however; we would not have you think that. It was only with the connectionsCrather with the want of connection. But enough, we are here. Too late to hear Noble Prentis= address, it is true, but then we can read that and see the man; and must needs content ourselves with that half loaf. . . .@

Emporia News.

A. . . We had visited this city some twelve years ago when there were only a few houses, and the principal store was in a log building. . . . The residences of Read, McMullen, Robinson, Platter, Fuller, Rigby, and others would be a credit to a town fifty years old. . . .

Below the city a company of wealthy men have purchased a large tract of land for a park. It lies along the Walnut River bank and is most appropriately called ARiverside Park.@ Little has been done in the way of art but nature has provided one of the handsomest groves we have seen in Kansas, and at no distant day ARiverside@ will be the pride of Winfield. The famous Winfield white stone has done much for the town. . . . This stone is put into sidewalks at seven cents per square foot, and the city is consequently the best sidewalked town in the state. Mr. C. C. Black has a fine building of this material for his Telegram office, one of the best fitted printing offices in Southern Kansas.@

Independence Star:

A . . . At the first station east of Winfield, Father Millington, of the COURIER, boarded our train in quest of errant knights of the quill, and assigned all to their quarters. Mine were away up skyward in the third story, and though the strong breeze that prevailed at midnight rocked my bed like a cradle, I stuck to it, instead of dressing and going downstairs in anticipation of a cyclone that failed to materialize.

AMorning dawned as bright and cheery as though the night had been without terrors, and for the next two days every train brought fresh accessions to the editorial mob. The writer, however, went down to Arkanss City by the noon train, and commenced the study of agricultural irrigation by observing its application to market gardening on a large scale along the canal built to furnish water power by diverting a portion of the waters of the Arkansas into the Walnut, the fall being more than twenty feet. The canal company obtain an annual rental of ten dollars per acre for these lands and the water to flood them, which looks like a wonderful income to obtain from lands that could a few years ago have been bought for much less than that sum. Two flouring mills have already been erected to utilize the water power; and a third has just been commenced. We took a hasty look through the ACanal Mills@ of Mr. V. M. Ayers, which employ the gradual reduction process,and from which about a car load of flour and other mill products are shipped to Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas every day. Wehat was here selling at from 90 to 95 cents per bushel, and the prosepct for another large crop this year was considered flattering. Arkansas City is growing very rapidly and expects to have a population of 2,000 before the end of the present year.

AReturning to Winfield Thursday afternoon, we found this AGem City@ of Southern Kansas looking its brightest and best under the genial spring sunshine; and overflowing with editors and hospitality. The annual meeting had been held, and the eminently sound and practical address of Noble Prentis was already printed in the COURIER. [IT WAS??]. . . .

AAt the train we found a hundred and fifty-eight people trying to make themselves comfortable in quarters that had been provided for a hundred. Scarcely a berth but had two occupants; and a score or more of brave soulds had the hardihood to start out on a trip of twenty-five hundred miles in an ordinary day coach, among them our friend, King, of the Oswego Democrat, accompanied by his better half. When our conductor passed through the train and found no less than seven people in two coaches who had not provided themselves with tickets, but were expecting to ride to Chihuahua and back on an order for a ticket, he spoke somewhat derisively of the intelligence of the average Kansas enlightener. With the booming of the cannon in a parting salute, our train retired outt of the Winfield depot into the midnight darkness; the dancers of the previous night who had been for some time vainly essaying to woo the drowsy god, evidently failing to appreciate the compliment of that salute. On the road, however, the grinding of the wheels upon the rails, and the chug, chug of the ends of the rails upon the ties which is ever present, even on the smoothest and best laid steel track, go to make up the melody of the rail, which, with us, speedily brings oblivion to everything externalCuntil I perhaps awake with the stopping of the train, to drop off again as the music recommences.

AAt Kinsley we breakfasted; and as a portion of our crowd proceed to interview their lunch baskets, loud and long are the lamentations over the havoc wrought by somebody during the night. It must indeed be a low-down hoodlum who would steal from an editor=s meagre lunch; but there is Standley, of the Arkansas City Traveler, who had fortified himself with a case of beer, wringing his hands because for the half ot it only empty bottles remain; AGlick=s bad boy,@ between a sweat and a cry, because the box of cookies from which he expected to feed his sweetheart had been broken into and rifled; and others too numerous to mention, bemoaning the loss of oranges, wine, and cake.@


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Committee Report of the Editorial Excursion.

AThe Committtee appointed at the eighteenth annual meeting of the Kansas State Editorial Association, held at Winfield, Kansas, May 9th and 10th, 1883, submit the following:

AThrough the courtesy of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad company, this body, with their wives, sisters, daughters, and invited guests, numbering in all 160 persons, was gathered at Winfield, and from thence transported to and from the ancient city of Chihuahua, a distance exceeding 3,000 miles, without accident, delay, or unnecessary stoppage, and always on time, the journey laying through portions of the state of Kansas, Colorado, and Texas, the territory of New Mexico, and into the land of the Montezumas in Old MexicoCthan which a more magnificent excursion, both in scope and detail was never before offered by any corporation in the history of railroad management.

ABy reason of this excursion we have been accorded the opportunity to witness the introduction of a system of irrigation at Garden City and adjacent points, which bids fair to transform the western portion of the great Arkansas valley into fertile and fruitful fields, gardens, and orchards. We have witnessed with our own eyes the vastness of the stock-growing regions of Kansas, eastern Colorado, and New Mexico, and we confess that every tradition and all published reports have so far failed to correctly mirror the grand possibilities of that region for maintaining its now countless herds of cattle, horses, and sheep, and which must for all time to come, furnish the meat products of the world.

AIn Colorado, New and Old Mexico, we have seen the wealth of mines of gold, silver, iron, copper, and other precious ores and stones, the total wealth and extent of which seems past human belief.

AWe have followed the steel rail over the tops of high mountains, almost into the regions of perpetual snow, and have threaded our circuitous way through gorge and canon and valley. We have witnessed a civilization quaint, curious, and more ancient than history, standing side by side with the growth and development of the nineteenth century.

AEnabled by one of the boldest efforts of modern railroad engineering to scale the mountains and descend into the plains of New Mexico, we have found in what was the lonely conon [?canon?] of the Gallinis, standing among the wonderful springs, a veritable palaceCthe MontezumaCraised as a home and resting place for the pleasure seeker, the tourist, and the invalid.

AWe have visited the ancient city of Santa Fe, now about to celebrate the three hundred and thirty-third anniversary of its settlement, and have stood under the veritable roof of the oldest church in the United States, and have found the city of the Holy Faith an object of perpetual and fadeless interest.

AJourneying through New Mexico we have discovered a land of wonders; the remains of a people whose history dates back to the dawn of time exhibiting the triumphs and inventions of a new and intense civilization, the creation of yesterday. We have seen the Pueblo Indian standing amidst telegraphs, telephones, street cars, gas works, water-works and all the evidences of refinement and progress. We have seen not only gold, silver, and copper, but every rare and precious thing man has learned to dig from the earth, and have seen a house literally constructed of precious stones. We have seen flocks and herds such as exist nowhere else, the single county of Bernalillo containing two million sheep. We have seen the triumphs of the gardener and the agriculturalist along the banks of the Rio Grande to the vineyards and orchards of Las Cruces. Entering the state of Texas, we have found the flourishing city of El Paso standing at the gate of Mexico, and destined as we believe, to be one of the greatest commercial cities of the country.

ACrossing into Mexico we have found an ancient country awakening from the sleep of centuries, possessing boundless resources in its mountains and in its plainsCthe former filled with mines as rich as those which awakened the enterprise of Cortes; the latter covered with sheep and cattle, which roam undisturbed through the year, knowing nothing of the cold and the storm of winter. We have visited the famous city of Chihuahua and have met a gallant, refined, orderly, and hospitable people, and have passed with them a day as bright as if spent in the gardens of Andalusia or the courts of the Alhambra. We have experienced in a foreign land a welcome as hearty as could have been expected from our own country-men, and a welcome which we can assure our friends is extended to every law-abiding American. We have been impressed as never before with the existence of a stable govern-ment, a delicious climate, great natural wealth, and a brilliant possible future for the republic of Mexico. On our homeward journey we were but the more thoroughly convinced of the correctness of the impressions which we formed on our journey southward. . . .

AThrough the kindness of the officers of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, we were furnished a special train to visit the Grand Canon of Royal Gorge of the Arkansas, which furnishes Rocky Mountain scenery rarely equalled on the continent for beauty and grandeur; to pass through the narrow defile eleven miles in extent, where the waters of the Arkansas pour along at the foot of the mountains that rise perpendicularly above the river bed to the height of 2,500 feet; to pass at the base of mountain ranges, and look upon the lofty summit of Pike=s Peak in the distance affords a pleasure for which we tender our thanks to the Denver & Rio Grande railway, and especially to Capt. Tibbits, the very gentlemanly manager of the excursion on behalf of that road.@


A. D. BROWN, G. W. SWEEZY, G. W. GREASON, Committee.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


The Albuquerque Democrat found among the Kansas editors who lately visited that place forty prohibitionists, twenty who answered no and eight on the ragged edge.




Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


AGlick=s bad boy@ is along, and to the disgust of all but himself, is very soft on his girl who is also one of the company. They are like two sick kittens. Be it said to the credit of the Republican governors of Kansas, none of them ever appointed a silly son as a private secretary in order to keep the salary in the family. Glick=s boy has not as much sense as a twelve year old should have. But Glick is accidentally governor and knows he will never fill the place again, and hence is working to get every dollar that can be had out of the place for himself and family and a few strikers. We don=t believe there is a Democratic editor on the train who would support Glick again unless he promises to keep Fred out of office as Aprivate secretary.@ McPherson Freeman.@

The story of his behavior during that excursion, which the editors tell, show him to be a dirty little scoundrel.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Humboldt Union: A. . . For favors and courtesies shown us while at Winfield, we are under obligations to P. H. Albright, J. H. McRory, and others of her citizens. The latter gentleman is agent for Adams Express Company at Winfield and formerly filled the same position at Humboldt.@


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita, will remove to Carthage, Missouri.

The new iron bridge over the Walnut River near Douglass was washed out last week.

Luke Short is remaining away from Dodge City for the benefit of his health.

More than a million acres of Kansas prairie will be enlosed in fence this year. Wire and hedge fences are the most popular in Kansas.

The railroad fare will be reduced in accordance with the late railroad bill June 1st. The traveling public will then supply themselves with the old fashioned three cent piece.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

New Salem Pencillings.

Mrs. Pixley is visiting friends up on Grouse.

Croquet is all the rage with some of our young folks.

Mr. S. Doolittle is decidedly better of his rheumatism.

The Salem shoemaker seems to give good satisfaction.

Miss Leah Wells is at Geuda, and her eyes are improving.

Mr. Irwin Donfman is visiting friends and relatives in Labette.

Cultivating corn is the order of the day, and the corn is doing splendidly.

Miss Louis has been sadly afflicted with toothache, and is still almost sild.

Mr. Samuel Miller and wife will occupy the house vacated by Mr. Rammage.

Mr. Perry Brooking has been quite ill with his old complaint, but is now better.

Messrs. Avis and Edward Christopher shelled corn for Mr. J. W. Hoyland last week.

The Misses Gardener, Lawson, and Ettie Johnson are home from the Winfield school.

Mrs. Sparrow is taking treatment for her lungs and we soon expect to hear of her recovery.

Mr. Edward Brooking is under the care of Dr. Dawns, of Salem. Do not know how bad off he is.

There will be singings at the old Salem schoolhouse on Sunday afternoons, conducted by Mr. C. Miller.

The New Salem schoolhouse is under headway, and the house of Mr. Q. E. Johnson will soon be completed.

Mr. J. W. Hoyland made a short visit to Geuda Springs this week and found the patients doing well.

Miss Randall is suffering with neuralgia, had to leave school for a week, and is not yet able for school duty.

The Misses Limbocker, accompanied by their brother and Mr. Judd, visited the Chapell family on the 20th inst.

How the late rains have made everything boom! Mr. Bovee=s tame pasture is very nice, as his bovines will testify.

Mrs. Wolf has been troubled for quite awhile with a very severe cough and is receiving medical aid. May she soon be in usual health.

Mrs. Edgar and Mrs. Griever are indisposed and suffering at present with their faces, as they have had them cauterized with drugs to cure their frequent eruption.

Mrs. J. W. Hoyland and Mrs. Joseph Baker have gone to the Geuda Springs to spend a month or two at the Ahealth giving waters.@ May they return with a new life-lease of health and spirits to their happy homes, from which they are missed.

School at Prairie Home closed on Tuesday and they had a very pleasant time, I am informed. They had a picnic dinner, or rather all took dinner together. I was sadly disappointed and did not get to share in the good time nor partake of the excellent goodies prepared by the good ladies of that district. They had pleasant exercises, all passed off pleasantly, and hearts beat high, except for the thought that they soon must part, perhaps never to all meet again on such a joyful occasion. The teacher, Mr. Rammage, and family, will move to Winfield next week, taking with them the esteem of the many kind neighbors and the love of his pu;ils.

Captain Roe and family, of Missourri, spent three days recently in Salem. They pitched their tent at Mr. Joe Hoyland=s, and were at home and received callers, returning the compliment. Mr. Joe Hoyland=s pasture is larger than I gave it in the last items. It contains between 60 and 90 acres, and Mr. Roe had his large herd of cattle there. They had their organ along, and his daughter, Mrs. Foster and family, accompanied them. The organ found a home in the house of Mr. Joe. On Sunday evening a good crowd of young people, armed with Sunday school and church singing books stepped in, and Mrs. Foster, with her musical talent and clear, strong voice, led the merry crowd in singing. Again on Tuesday night with ever so many more good voices added to their number, they met, and Salem seemed nearer alive than it had for a long time. The Captain is an acquaintance of the Hoylands. He was particularly pleased with the old home farm of Uncle Nelson Peters and tried to buy it, but Mr. Peters would not even set a price on it. Wish they could have located here. They were en route for Barbour County. May prosperity attend them and fortune send them back to Salem. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Udall Utterings.

Spring chickens in the market.

Mr. Fitzsimmons has a new windmill in operation.

Mr. J. T. Dale is having a splendid house built.

We have a number of places connected by telephone.

The Sabbath school at this place is in a flourishing condition.

Mrs. Albert Worden has returned from her visit to New York.

Mr. Worden, one of our hardware men, is having a new residence erected.

Buggy riding and playing croquet are in order these beautiful moonlight nights.

Messrs. Smith and Hildebrand received four thousand pounds of goods this week.

The new drugstore is in full blast, Drs. Knickerbocker and Carpenter, proprietors.

Dr. Banta has made some valuable improvementsCan addition to his house and a new office.

Mrs. F. Wallace has gone to Ohio to visit her parents, and will be gone all summer. Poor Frank!

Martin and De La Vergue have made an addition to their drugstore and are having it neatly painted.

Quite a number of new buildings are going up, and Udall is improving as fast as any town in the west.

Porter Wilson has sold his farm and gone into the mercantile business with Mr. Lightwater. Headquarters now at what was the Randall building.

The Rev. De La Vergue, the Congregational minister, preached his farewell sermon last Sunday to the people of Udall. He is going to Florida for his health.

A new two-story schoolhouse is looming up at Udall. Cost: Sixteen hundred and fifty dollars ($1,650). Will be completed ready for school to commence the first of September.

Our long term of school will close next Friday. Miss Strong is a splendid teacher and has done good work here. The though of her leaving causes one of our grain buyers to wear a very long face.

Miss Kate Martin has gone west to take a position in a printing office as compositor and bookkeeper. While we miss her bright and smiling face, we wish her success, and may her new associates be amiable without flattery; manly without haughtiness; kind, sympathetic and earnest, without impulsiveness, for truly she is worthy of such. UNCLE FRANK.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

From New Salem.

The best runs in town last week were made on the croquet ground.

A new M. E. Church is contemplated. We ought to have a house for woship.

Bring in your corn. Now is the time to sell, and you can get the top prices.

Dr. Irwin has a new supply of drugs. Come to New Salem to get your prescriptions filled.

A new store is being built at our place, which will be well stocked by Cox and Reed.

A union Sunday school will be organized next Sunday. Everybody turn out Sunday morning.

Mr. Johnson=s house is very nearly completed. So we will soon have our oysters and hop, I guess.

Things look prosperous and every man you meet has a smile on his face, and some of the women smile, too.

The carpenters will commence on the new schoolhouse as soon as the next car load of lumber comes, which is expected every day.

Owing to the rapid increase of news in our town, it becomes our duty to call on our Winfield friends for a recognition in their paper.

Elrod & Kelly are in the oat business. They ship twice a week. Everybody bring in their spare oats at once and leave them at Kellogg=s residence.

Mrs. Mill has been laying in a new supply of furniture. She has the largest hotel in town and will give you all you can eat for the least money.

We have a new ferry north of town. It is a grand thing. The proprietor says: AO, to be a ferry man all my life! And I would be a ferry man if it wasn=t for my wife.@

[Above item most puzzling! Actually he wrote Afary@ all three times!???]

A little snow storm came up from the south Wednesday of last week, attended by considerable wind. It struck the depot and completely snowed in the agent, but little apparent damage was done.

A striking little incident took place before the post office last Sunday evening. The shoemaker was going to put a sole over the postmaster=s mouth, and the p.m. wanted to put a stamp on the shoemaker=s nose. No damage was done, but a vast amount of good oratory and double distilled rhetoric was expended.

Politics are looming up a little, but as yet we have not had the pleasure of shaking hands with any of the good men who are willing to sacrifice home and happiness for the sake of the Adear people,@ with one exception: Mr. W. C. Douglas, our worthy townsman, whom we expect to be our next county clerk. Mr. Douglas is an old resident here, and one of the hardest workers in the township. We hope the Republicans will give him their support and see that Tisdale is once more brought to the front. LERIFUER.

[The signature on this one is most confusing! They did have ALerifuer.@??]




Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

South Fairview Items.

Health generally good.

The Sunday school at Fairview is prospering finely.

This harvest will be a bountiful one in this part, though the straw will be short.

Johnnie Parks had the misfortune to lose a fine mule by its breaking its neck. This is too bad for Johnnie.

Since I have joined the merry gang of correspondents, I have enjoyed myself hugely, and tender my very best wishes to the bright band of COURIER correspondents.

I had the pleasure of taking a trip up Dutch Creek through Fairview, Richland, and Omnia Townships since the late heavy rains, and found that it was a general flood. Every farmer along Timber and Dutch Creeks was damaged from one to five hundred dollars. The creek has not been as high for years.

MARRIED. Mr. Mark M. Mitchell and Miss Mary B. Curfman were married at the home of the bride on May 2nd. A host of friends were present to witness the ceremony and make a jollification. I have only the following to add:

AMay they, like those of long ago,

Live long to see the >young Mitchells= grow.@


While in Winfield last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Captain SiverdCand, by the way, he made known to me his intentions to run for the office of sheriff. I have known the Captain for several years, and have found him to be possessed of many noble traits of character. I earnestly hope for his political success. ROB ROY.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

DIED. Died at the residence of the parents, three miles soutth of Burden, May 21, 1883, Pearley Quier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Quier, aged 3-1/2 years.

God hath given, and he hath taken away. She leaves father and mother, brother, and sisters, and many friends to mourn her loss. She was loved and idolized by all that knew her.

But no more will we hear that happy voice in merry, childish glee, nor listen to her childlike expressions; no more will we behold her sparkling eyes; yet while we deeply mourn her loss, we know that she is free from all sorrow, on that beautiful shore where joy and happiness are complete. H. B. T.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

AD. DR. T. B. TAYLOR, A.M., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. SANITARIUM PRAC-TICE. Office on 10th Street west of Main, until a suitable building for a regular Sanitarium can be erected. Dr. Taylor offers his professional services to the people in the special treat-ment of all CHRONIC as well as acute diseases, and proposes to cure all forms of diseases that have not destroyed the organ on which they are located. The following diseases the Doctor makes a specialty, having studied and practiced upon them in the Eastern Hospitals for ten years: Asthma, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Dyspepsia, Kidney and Urinary troubles, Female Diseases, Diseases of the Skin, Nervous System, Blood, Bones, Liver, etc., Nasal Catarrh permanently cured, Cancers, Ulcers, Piles, Chronic Diarrhoea, Scrofula, Syphillis, Spermatorrhoea, Leucorrhoe, Prolapsis, Uteri, etc. Ague cured without quinine, Crooked Limbs straightened, Blindness and Deafness cured when caused by catarrh or paralysus. Artificial eyes, eardrums, and limbs furnished at reasonable rates. Call for consultation free, or write enclosing stamps. Patients successfully treated at home. Dr. Taylor uses very little medicine, but an abundance of Pure Water, Sunlight, Hot and Cold Air, Electricity, Galvan-ism, Magnetism, Hygiene, etc., and herein lies his unsurpassed success. Patients from abroad entertained and treated at reasonable rates. Address, Winfield, Cowley Co., Kas.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

To All Whom It May Concern:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons owning hogs within the limits of the City of Winfield, must remove them from the city on or before the first day of June, as required by the ordinances of said city. G. W. PRATER, City Marshal.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


Festival Baptist Church Tuesday eve.

Pink Tea social at the M. E. Church Tuesday evening.

Strawberries at the Prsbyterian Church this Thursday evening, twenty cents.

Ice cream and strawberry festival at the Baptist Church on next Tuesday evening.

Miss Jessie Millington returned Monday evening from a week=s visit among friends at Sedan.

The APink Tea: social will be something entirely new and novel and cannot fail to please.

Ice cream and cake fifteen cents, strawberries twenty cents at the Presbyterian Church this Thursday eve.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

The Colgate case was taken up again Monday and is now dragging its weary length along without new or interesting developments.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


See the letter from the Columbus Buggy Co., to Cal. Ferguson in another column. Mr. Ferguson is the exclusive agent of the company here.

Mr. John Tyner has opened his new boot & shoe store on South Main street, an announcement of which will be found in our advertising columns.

Mr. A. B. Pomeroy of Toledo, Ohio, writes to friends here telling of a six inch snow having fallen there. It would be a very cold day for a Kansas man in Ohio.

A diver from St. Louis was taken over to Oxford Sunday to try and recover the body of the missing engineer. Work will be begun at once to raise the submerged engine.

Mr. Spencer, who formerly ran a hotel here, is at San Marcial, New Mexico, running a railroad eating house and doing well. John Witherspoon is also there in the saloon business.

Mrs. G. W. Miller and family returned Friday from a visit to friends in Newtonia, Missouri. She has been absent several weeks, and her friends are pleased to have her home again.

Trustee Harkleroad of Silverdale was in the city Monday. I. D. is one of the live, energetic fellows who help hold the South end down. We hope to see him converted before the fall campaign.

Last week W. J. Hodges bought of C. C. Wood a fine bull, which is a half-brother to AKansas Queen,@ the Mammoth cow now on exhibition with Forepaugh=s show. The price paid was eighty dollars.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


Mr. J. C. Page, of Fairview, came in from Missouri Thursday with a bunch of cattle. He got an excellent grade, but sold them out the first day he came to town. He will probably make another drive during the summer.

Dr. W. T. Wright is doing a great deal of Afixing up@ around his residence this spring. The latest addition we notice is the foundation for a fence. Fences improve the appearance of property more than anything else.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Tuesday morning the marshal filled up the old well which has so long stood in the middle of the street on Ninth Avenue. This was one of the first wells in the city, having furnished water to the thirsty traveler thirteen years ago.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

The Water Works company received a car load of pipe Monday and had them distributed along the line of the mains. The work of putting them down will be begun at once and prosecuted through to the end as rapidly as possible.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

James Caskey, an old resident of Winfield, is living in Chihuahua. He holds cases on the Mail, a Spanish and American paper published there, and is doing well. He gets twenty-five dollars per week, but it costs most of it to live there.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

A lot of boys were harassing the employees at the Santa Fe depot Saturday by jumping on moving cars. There is a state law and also a city ordinance against this, and the Santa Fe authorities will hereafter prosecute any infringements thereof.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

E. P. Young returned from his visit to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Monday. He has had a big time and looks better for it. One of the worst scrapes he got into was a three days attendance on the State Editorial Convention. He is very much ashamed of it.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Ex-Commissioner Gale was down from Rock Monday and made us a pleasant visit accomplanied by his cousin, Mr. Gale, from Ohio, and an old friend, Mr. Glasgow, a resident of this state. They are wonderfully pleased with Cowley and her people.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Mrs. Mansfield has resurrected from among her papers a slip which she penciled some thirty years ago. It is a memorandum of prices paid at that time. Beef was worth three cents per pound, eggs, twenty for 12-1/2 cents, and wine one dollar per gallon. The paper is old and faded and the writing almost illegible.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Mr. John Gilmore, editor of the Fredonia Citizen, was in the city Saturday. He didn=t have time to stay long with us, but we enjoyed the visit immensely. Mr. Gilmore is one of the few really bright, brainy newspaper men in the state and one of the class of A57.@


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Mr. W. T. Curtis, general agent of the Temperance Mutual Benefit Union of Kansas, has been canvassing in thhis city and vicinity for that institution and the plan takes like wild fire as soon as it is understood. He has already taken about fifty life policies here and will stay a few days and take more. Now is your time. It takes the same way in every town and is safe as there is nothing to pay after the issue of policy except the assessment for death losses on temperance men, which are very light. It is strictly on the mutual plan. The Central office is Topeka. The officers are J. P. St. John, Honorary President; A. B. Jetmore, President;

J. A. Troutman, Vice President; D. S. Skinner, Treasuruer; W. T. Curtis, State Agent; Judge G. W. Carey, Legal Adviser; R. M. Mitchell, M. D., Medical Adviser; C. E. Wheeler, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

J. S. Mann still keeps up his old gait as a leader in Athe busy marts of trade.@ From the start he took the front rank and has been pushing steadily forward ever since until today his big clothing establishment is a matter of pride to our city as well as a source of profit to its proprietor. . . .


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

The books of the old fair association have been balanced up, and several premiums heretofore in dispute fixed up and orders drawn for their payment. The following persons are entitled to the amounts set opposite their names, and can get their money by calling upon the secretary, Ed. P. Greer.

W. E. Seaman, $10; J. A. Jackson, $2; Kellogg & Co., $4; J. L. Stewart, $2; Wm. Moore, $2; Wm. Sanborn, $2; J. W. Douglass, $1; Mrs. P. M. Waite, $1; B. F. Childers, $5; Albro & Co., $2; D. J. Bright, $1; Mrs. E. F. Nelson, $2; Mrs. S. D. Pryor, $1; Miss Curfman, $1; B. W. Sitter, $3; J. J. Tribbey, $11.50.

This winds up last year=s fair with every premium paid in full, and money still in the treasury.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

The Methodist Church was crowded on Sunday morning for memorial services. The pulpit was beautifully decorated, a large marble monument encircled with wreaths of flowers and evergreens, and a large flag swinging over it, standing at the right. Winfield Post G. A. R. formed at the Opera House and marched to the church, being seated near the front in a body. Practical and touching eulogies of the departed soldiers were made by Revs. Jones, Friedley, McBryan, of Sedan, and McQown, of South Haven. The choir rendered appropriate music and the services throughout were very interesting and profitable.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

A council recently convened at Arkansas City for the purpose of recognizing the Baptist Church of that place. It was organized by the election of Rev. James Cairns, moderator, and Rev. E. P. Hickok, clerk. Rev. A. S. Merryfield preached the sermon; Rev. Mr. Harper of Wichita gave the charge to the church; Rev. Cairns gave the prayer of recognition; Rev. Hickok read the scriptures; Revs. Mr. Drury, Fleming, and Vay also took part. The church starts out with twenty-two members.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Numerous attempts were made Sunday by the K. C., L. & S. wrecking train to clear the engine and tender out of the Arkansas River at Oxford, but without avail. The whole thing is covered with sand and ten feet of water, and as fast as the sand was taken out, the hole was drifted full again. Hawsers were attached, but broke as fast as the strain was put upon them. The diver traveled around over the wreck but could do nothing. It looks as if the body of Finley would never be recovered.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

On invitation from the mayor and council of Wichita, Mayor Emerson, Councilmen McMullen, McGuire, and Wilson, and citizens Lynn and Bryan, went up to Wichita last Thursday to witness the formal test of their waterworks. The party express themselves as well pleased with the test and that the works are a success. They are especially pleased with the hospitality shown them by the officers and citizens of that place.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Mr. C. G. Constant returned from Florida last week. His report presents a less roseate hue of the beauties of that country than any we have yet had. He says Dr. and Mrs. Cooper have been sick ever since they moved there, that Fred Hunt is tiring of the country, and inclined to believe that raising oranges has its drawbacks as well as raising hogs, and expresses the belief that many of them will return to the fair fields of Cowley before many months.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

The railroad surveyors ran lines all around over the city and surrounding country. As they set more stakes along the second street east of the schoolhouse than anywhere else, residents about there seem confident that a track will be run from the K. C. L. & S. Depot around through the east part of town, down through Loomis= addition, striking the Santa Fe near the south bridge.




Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

The ALittle Joker@ tobacco firm has had a corps of painters in town for the past few days painting their illuminated signs over the sides of buildings. The painters are slashers in their way and paint pictures of Indians, pipes, and tobacco sacks off hand in a most creditable manner. The ALittle Joker@ firm have spent over a hundred dollars in advertising, in this city alone.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Notwithstanding the threatening weather of Tuesday evening, a goodly number were present at the home of Mrs. Capt. Lowry for the social of the Woman=s Christian Temperance Union. Croquet, music, promenading on the beautiful lawn, and ice cream were indulged in. All enjoyed the pleasant hospitality of Mrs. Lowry and her interesting family to the utmost.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Register Nixon brought us several bunches of clover from his yard Monday. There was a bunch of Alfalfa two feet high, a bunch of red clover nearly as tall, and a fine mat of white clover. Another sample was called AAlsike@ clover, and had tendrils running out like the shoots from a grape vine. These specimens are as fine as can be grown in any country.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

While Mr. Reynolds was puttting down some piping in a well on T. B. Myers= farm, preparing to drill it deeper, the wall fell in, burying everything. Just before it caved, both Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Myers were thinking of going down to adjust the drilling apparatus. Had either of them done so, we would have headed this notice, AKilled in a Well.@


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Miss Nora Roland came over from Sedan Monday and will spend a week here as the guest of Miss Leota Gary. She was met at the depot by a crowd of young folks and welcomed in a most hearty manner. Miss Nora is a great favorite with the young folks here and every effort will be made to have her visit as enjoyable as possible.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Capt. James McDermott returned Saturday evening, bringing withh him his three children. Since leaving the old home, the bright face of the wife and mother has passed away forever and he returns to a hearthstone drear and desolate. He has the sympathy of many friends in his bereavement.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Green leave this morning for their home in Carrol County, Missouri. They have been visiting their son, Gen. A. H. Green, of this place, for the past two weeks and are delighted with their visit, the city, the county, and the society here.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

A young five year old son of Mr. Emerick, living near Seeley, was kicked by a horse Tuesday and had his arm broken. Dr. Emerson set the limb and the boy is now doing well.

[Emerick?? Could they mean Limerick??]


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Insure your property against loss by Fire, Tornadoes, Wind storms and Cyclones, with S. L. Gilbert.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

A full stock of belting at Horning & Whitney=s.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


Interesting Facts From the Township Assessors.

Bolton In the Lead.

The assessor=s returns are all in with the exception of Winfield, and the abstracts have been complleted by the clerk. They contain much important information for those who care to note the progress and material advancement of our county. They show that we are moving steadily forward; that we are broadening, widening, and deepening our resources and taking strides that in any other country but Kansas would be considered phenomenal. Our population has increased during the year over two thousand and the assessed value of personal property will reach thirteen hundred thousand dollarsCa hundred thousand better than last year.


The returns show about 455,000 acres in cultivation, or about 20 acres to ewvery man, woman, and child, or a hundred acres to each head of a family. The country contains 45,254 acres of growing wheat, of which Vernon Township has the greatest areaC4,613 acres. This is ten thousand acres more than we had last year. There is growing in the county 117,077 acres of corn, of which Vernon again takes the lead with 7,998 acres. This is an increase of 6,000 acres over last year. In oats we have 7,929 acres, being an increase of nearly three thousand acres over last year. Vernon township again has the largest acreage of this grainC754. Irish potatoes are growing on 1,423 acres, of which Vernon again goes to the front with 106 acres. She had 106 acres last year. We find 99 acres of sorghum and four acres of buckwheat. Some enterprising citizen in Bolton township has a quarter acre cotton field. We would like to have a report of his success in this line. Flax is being grown on 232 acres and tobacco on 1/4 acre. This is a sad falling off in the cotton crop. Last year we had ten acres. Why is this? In broom corn we find 427 acres of which Spring Creek has 143. In Timothy hay Vernon has 95 of the 337 acres growing in the county. With the present prospects for bountiful harvest, we will garner about eight hundred thousand bushels of wheat and five million bushels of corn worth perhaps three million dollars. Such a showing isn=t bad for a twelve year old.



This is what is termed the Aladies= department@ of agriculture, and a very fine record the ladies appear to be making in it. We find the value of the garden produce sold during the year to be $17,201, and the poultry and eggs, $26,308. This is a large increase over last year. We also find that there was churned during the year 514,616 pounds of butter, worth about a hundred thousand dollars, and making twenty car loads.


Our live stock interests show more gratifying results than we had even hoped for. In hoggs the county contains 43,425 head, being three times as many as at this time last year. With live porkers bringing $6.50 on the streets, this showing is not so bad. We have 70,312 head of sheep, 18,705 cattle, and 8,331 head of horses. Windsor township takes the lead in sheep with 8,575, Bolton in hogs with 4,222, Dexter in cattle with 1,732, and Bolton in horses with 733. The sheep have increased 10,000 over last year.


There was on hand March 1st, 736,737 bushels of old corn, worth at present prices $221,011. This will keep the hogs and horses with a big surplus for sale until the new crop comes in.


We present herewith the population of the county by townships for this year and also for last. [WILL GIVE 1883 FIGURES FIRST/1882 FIGURES SECOND.]

Beaver: 780; 729.

Bolton: 1,184, 963.

Creswell: 763, 671.

Cedar: 677, 695.

Dexter: 924, 897.

Fairview: 512, 521.

Harvey: 788, 617.

Liberty: 716, 595.

Ninnescah: 636, 617.

Maple: 700, 548.

Omnia: 347, 414.

Otter: 463, 463.

Pleasant Valley: 860, 831.

Richland: 923, 1,009.

Rock Creek: 706, 673.

Silverdale: 7444, 640.

Silver Creek: 928, 797.

Sheridan: 622, 615.

Spring Creek: 449, 384.

Tisdale: 876, 822.

Vernon: 910, 909.

Walnut: 895, 1,089.

Windsor: 936, 922.

Winfield City estimated at 3,520, 3,000.

Arkansas City: 1,882, 1,256.

TOTAL FOR 1883: 22,752.

TOTAL FOR 1882: 21,248.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

ACourier Place.@

The strip of land lying between 9th and 12th Avenues, east, known as the ALipe land,@ has been platted and is today placed on sale with H. G. Fuller. It is called the ACourier Place,@ and will be sold in quarter block tracts only. It is the finest residence location in the city, lies high and smooth, and slopes gently toward the city. Since we purchased this tract, there have been numerous applications for lots thereon, but we thought it best to get it platted and then let everyone sail in on the plan of Afirst come first served.@ Its being sold only in quarter blocks will insure the erection of good buildings, and the building up of neat, substantial homes. Persons who desire to secure a desirable location for a home should call on Mr. Fuller at once and get their choice of location. The tract comprises forty-two lots, 50 x 140, making three blocks and a half.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

A Fatal Accident.

DIED. A young man by the name of Thomas Watson fell from a telephone pole on the corner of Main and Blanden streets Monday morning, breaking a leg and arm, and sustaining injuries from which he died. Monday morning he was stringing wire for the telephone line from here to Arkansas City, and where the wire made a turn, climbed the pole from the inside to adjust it over the insulator. While he was at work the bar which held the insulator broke and the wire sprang off, catching him on the breast and throwing him off backward. He was a young man, came from Indiana, and had been in the employ of the company about three months.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


An Enthusiastic Meeting and Gratifying Results.

By virtue of a previous call, the citizens met to devise ways and means for a 4th of July celebration at Winfield. Capt. J. S. Hunt was elected President, and O. M. Seward, Secretary.

Hon. C. C. Black stated the object of the meeting, and Col. Whiting moved to celebrate. Carried.

On motion Mayor Emerson was elected President of the day, and Col. Whiting, Marshal, with power to select his own aids, and have general charge of programme for the day.

On motion the following committees were appointed.

Finance: J. P. Baden, J. B. Lynn, M. L. Robinson.

Grounds: S. C. Smith, D. L. Kretsinger, E. P. Greer.

Programme: J. C. McMullen, J. L. Horning, H. D. Gans.

Committee on Indians: J. W. Hodges, N. C. Myers, Col. Whiting.

Special Trains: Kennedy, Branham, H. E. Asp.

Amusements: C. C. Black, T. M. McGuire, John Keck, Jas. Vance, A. T. Spotswood, and J. Wade McDonald.

Fire Works: Henry Goldsmith, J. P. Baden, M. O=Hara.

Music: Crippen, Buckman, Snow.

Military Display: Capt. Haight, Dr. Wells, Col. Whiting.

Speakers: Rembaugh, Millington, Hackney.

On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at call of presideant, or chairman of committees.

J. S. HUNT, President.

O. M. SEWARD, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Wedding Anniversary.

Last Monday evening over a hundred persons gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McNeal to celebrate with them the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. At half past eight the ceremony was performed by Rev. Jones, after which a splendid lunch was served. The Abride and groom@ were recipients of a large number of handsome and valuable presents. Besides several testimonials in the shape of Acash,@ the following articles were left: AHistory of Cosmopolite, or Writings of Lorenzo Dow@ book, beautiful Ingrain carpet, Majolica pitcher, majolica cuspador, majolica squirrel fruit dish, 2 majolica cups and saucers, fine, large lamp, pair sliippers, new dress, silk handkerchief, linen handkershiefs, linen tablecloths, linen napkins, pocket book, black lace veil, pair vases, and cash.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

A Day in Chihuahua.

CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO, May 15th, 1883.

Standing in the centre of a crooked, narrow lane, walled up on either side with mud houses, a broiling hot sun scorching everything to cinders and making the sands in the adobe buildings glisten like specks of silver, I first realized fully that I was a sranger in a strange land. The excursion train carrying representatives of the Kansas Press, arrived here last evening after a lightning run of two hundred and forty miles over the magnificent line of the ACentral Mexicano@ railroad. It was ten o=clock in the evening when the train pulled into the depot. The night was beautiful, the air pure, and the moon shone with exceeding brilliancy, so the impatient crowd resolved to do the city by moonlight.

Under the leadership of Ex-Governor Anthony, the cavalcade filed out toward the city, which seemed to lie at the foot of the mountain a hundred yards off. The hundred yards lengthened into two miles, and as the weary tourists struggled along between the mud walls, without a light visible, they were intensely disgusted with Chihuahua. But suddenly the tone was changed to one of wonder and astonishment as the narrow lane opened into a beautiful square filled with trees and sweet scented flowers, and surrounded by a wide promenade. On both sides of this promenade were placed iron seats with high, roomy backs, and here the population of the city seemed to be congregated. It was the famous Aplaza@ of Mexican lifeCthe social center and grand meeting place for everyone. Persons of high and low degree, rich and poor, large and small, all come here to walk and talk, sit and smoke, and enjoy to its fullest extent the glorious evenings of this favored clime. Fronting the Plaza on one side is the grand cathedral, whose spires reach up nearly to the mountains tops, and filled with curious old bells which clang out the hours and quarters in a dozen different keys. The cathedral has been in process of construction sixty years, and workmen are still hammering away at it. Its cost is already approaching a million dollars, which was raised by a twelve percent tax on the output of a mine nearby.

After the tired and weary crowd had rested on the benches under the trees, the return journey was undertaken and soon all were sleeping sweetly in the Pullman coaches. We wakened early and rose just as the sun began to purple the tops of distant mountains and threw a deep and sombre shadow over the valley that stretched away down through the distance we had come the day before. Climbing to the top of a freight car nearby, I watched the sunlight creep slowly up the mountain side until it burst in dazzling splendor over the city lying at its base.

With the rising of the sun came little groups of queer Mexican burros, carrying large earthern jars in wicker cradles strapped across their backs. I hailed one caravan and found that the jars contained goats= milk for sale in the city. As the sun rose higher, the caravans came oftener, sometimes singly, sometimes in groups, ambling patiently along with their heavy burdens and carrying the master on the after-deck. Some carried piles of wood much larger than themselves, others carried only human freight, their capacity limited only to the number that could hang on.

At eight o=clock all the citizens came to the train with carriages and the party was conveyed to the National Hotel, where breakfast was served. The writer preferred to see the sights alone, and seeing a sign ASenate Saloon and Lunch Counter,@ stepped in and was soon served with an excellent beefsteak, cup of coffee, and bread and butter, for which he induced the proprietor to take a dollar of AAmerican@ money. (In Mexican currency it would have been a dollar and a quarter.)

Thus refreshed, the next thing in order was to visit the bank and exchange U. S. for Mexican currency. To a patriotic American this is a ceremony of much importance, and calculated to increase his respect for our institutions. Everyone was eager and anxious to exchange six dollars of their paper currency for five of ours, but in the evening when I tried to convert my surplus Mexican currency into Greenbacks, I could find no takers at thirty percent discount. The depreciation of their currency is perhaps due to the fact that every banker issues as much as he wishes to of it, merely giving the government a real estate mortgage to secure its redemption. There is absolutely no such thing as credit here. Nobody keeps a slate, and the Amark it down =til tomorrow@ man is conspicuous for his absence. It=s a Apay as you go@ country, and the old, familiar legends that first strike one=s eye in a Kansas store, find no lodgment here.

The very foundation of Mexican life, character, and well-being, social and financial, rests on the patient little burro. He is at once the hope and mainstay of the populace, and around him centers most that is interesting to me in the life of the common people of Mexico. He moves with the slow, ambling gait of his master, with his apparent lack of aim or ambition. He is a stoic, and cares nothing for tomorow so that today brings forth a handful of corn and a cactus bush. I saw him in all his moods and in all the varied shades of light and shadow. On one of the narrow, crooked side streets of the city, I noticed one picture that should be transferred to canvas. It was the poorest quarter of the city and the door or Ahole-in-a-mud-wall@ opened directly on the street. Here one of the Mexican milk-carriers had stopped, evidently to talk to a ASenorita.@ His burro, carrying the two wide-mouthed jars hung on either side in rude wicker baskets, stood with its head inside the door. Just opposite, on the dirt floor, sat a young girl, while in front of her, reclining gracefully with his head supported by his arm, was a bright-looking, swarthy young Mexican, his wide Asombrero@ pushed back and his waist girded with a scarlet sash. As they talked in the low, musical language of that country, the burro=s long ears drooped forward and he seemed to be asleep. The trio formed a perfect picture of peace, happiness, and repose, although surrounded by evidences of squalid poverty.

Farther along on the same street I caught a glimpse of trees and flowers through an opening in the wall, and receiving a cordial invitation to come in from an old Mexican, I passed through the court into a beautiful Aplacita,@ filled with flowers, vines, and foliage, with a fountain in the center. Opening off of this were the rooms of the family, neatly and tastily furnished, with lace curtains and Brussels carpets. Several young ladies were present, one of whom sang to guitar accompaniment, while another gathered a handsome bouquet of flowers. I spent an hour with this family most pleasantly, although I could not understand a word of their language nor they mine. It was but one of the many instances of kindness and hospitality shown the party.

We took dinner at the International Hotel, and a wonderful dinner it proved to be. The tables were set in the Aplacita,@ which in this case was merely an open space in the center of the building, floored with stone flagging. For the occasion a temporary awning of canvas was drawn across to keep out the scorching sun. The tables were decorated with huge vases of flowers and looked very neat. The dinner was served by half a dozen greasy looking Mexicans, and consisted of a dozen dishes of horribly cooked stuff, seasoned with red pepper and olive oil, and brought on one at a time. The coffee, tea, and chocolate were excellent. The tea was carried around to each plate in a tea pot with a little bucket, some larger than a thimble, hung to the spout. This was perforated and the tea was strained through it. Our American housewives would lose nothing by adopting this contrivance. The kitchen was located on one side of the square, and the place where they kept the dishes on the opposite, and the waiters kept tearing back and forward without system or arrangement. In the kitchen a lot of women sat on the floor washing the dishes and piling them up all around. There are evidently no Ahigh livers@ in Chihuahua. The meal cost a dollar. At the same rate one of Charlie Harter=s meals would cost twenty.

After dinner I observed that all the stores and shops were closed, and on inquiry found that it was the custom to Aclose up@ at one and not open again till three. The wisdom of this custom is apparent. It would take an able-bodied man three hours to get a square meal out of the menu provided, unless he had a cast iron stomach and a set of brass teeth.

At three o=clock we visited the rooms of the ACasino Club,@ the fashionable club of Chihuahua, which was thrown open for the first time since its organization. It is nicely furnished, and is a very cool, airy, and attractive place. The reading room contains papers from all over the world. The reception room is a long, roomy place, carpeted with Brussels, and with wide windows reaching from floor to ceiling, opening on the Aplacita.@ It contained a splendid piano. Several of the Spanish ladies were present and an afternoon dance was improvised for the occasion. The ladies of our party tried the Spanish dances, but only one succeeded in Acatching the step.@ They are slow and smooth, but lack the fire and life of the American waltz.

I should utterly fail in an attempt to describe Chihuahua did I not mention the AAlameda@ or public drive. It is a wide street circling the city on the south and west. Along each side flows a small stream of clear water brought down through a stone acqueduct from a mountain spring. Along these little streams grow heavy foilaged cottonwoods under which stone seats are placed. In the evening everyone who can muster a horse or vehicle drives on this street, and those who can=t, sit on the stone seats and watch the more fortunate ones go by. I rode on the Alameda in the early morning, and all along were women washing dishes in the little stream or scooping up water in earthern vessels. An old Mexican was leading a hog down to water. It was the first hog I had seen (outside of several which accompanied the party) since leaving Colorado, and had it not been for the grunt, I certainly would not have entertained a suspicion of its belonging to that useful family. I feel sure that even Prentis, hailing from Atchison though he does, would have canvassed the subject thoroughly before pronouncing it really a hog. It was of the style known as Arazor back,@ or Arail-splitter.@ A long chain was fastened to its neck and it darted here and there picking up every kind of trash. Its color was mottled gray with stripes on its legs like a zebra, and its nose was a tariff discussion, slightly abbreviated. Its tail was spiral but could unfold and spread around like a land grant. As I came up the animal raised its nose high in the air, curved its spine, and made off in a very hoggish manner. I am sorry Will Allison did not see it. He would have bought it as a companion for his burrros.

At eight o=clock in the evening the train carried us away from Chihuahua, with most pleasant recollections of the place and the wonderful hospitality of its people. The sights and incidents of the visit were strange, quaint, and long-to-be-remembered. Should any of our friends desire to spend a vacation pleasantly, among sights and scenes equally interesting and instructive, they should visit this wonderful old city. E. P. G.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Dr. T. B. Taylor, A. M.

Having spent the past ten years chiefly in Eastern hospitals, in the study of chronic diseases, Dr. Taylor offers his professional services to the citizens of Winfield and surrounding country. . . .

Dr. Taylor has finally chosen Winfield as his present and future home and field of operations. . . . The doctor comes among us with all the advantages of the schools and a long experience in special practice, and the sick will no doubt give him an opportunity to prove his methods and his skill. He has taken the pleasant office formerly occupied by the late Dr. Schofield, on 10th Avenue.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Wool Growers= Meeting.

The Wool Growers of Cowley County met on Saturday, May 26th, at S. C. Smith=s office in Winfield. On motion, S. C. Smith was chosen chairman, Ezra Meech, Sr., corresponding secretary, and J. C. McClelland, recording secretary. A letter was read from David Harpster, of Fowles, Ohio, urging the organization of a National Wool Growers= Protective Association. Mr. Raymond moved, and was seconded by Mr. Stalter, to recommend the organization of a State Wool Growers= Protective Association. Motion was carried. Motion made and carried instructing the corresponding Secretary to have certain extracts from an address from the Ohio Wool Growers= Association, published. Adjourned till three weeks, at 7 o=clock p.m. J. C. McCLELLAND, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Eye, Ear, and Deformities.

Dr. T. J. Eaton, formerly of the Surgical Infirmary of Indianapolis, Indiana, will visit Winfield professionally, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 12, 13, and 14, and Arkansas City, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. Rooms at hotel. All afflicted with any disease of the Eye or Ear, Catarrh, Cross Eyes, Club Foot, Spinal Curvature, etc., should not fail to see him. Artificial eyes inserted, and Surgical Braces for deformities fitted.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Stock Protective Union.

The Stock Protective Union of Pleasant Valley will hold their regular meeting at the Odessa schoolhouse on Tuesday, June 5th, at 7:30 in the evening. A full attendance is desired. A. H. BROADWELL, O. S.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


MITCHELL-CURFMAN. On Sabbath, May 20th, 1883, by Rev. M. Wood, Mr. Mark M. Mitchell and Miss Mary B. Curfman, at the residence of the bride=s parents in Cowley County, Kansas.

GUNN-CLUTE. On Sabbath, May 27, 1883, by Rev. M. Wood, at the residence of Mrs. Aldrich, Mr. Chester B. Gunn and Miss Sarah J. Clute, all of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

AD. Office of Columbus Buggy Company, Columbus, Ohio, May 24, 1883. Mr. C. Ferguson, Winfield, Kansas. Dear Sir: Having learned that certain parties in Winfield claim to be selling work of our manufacture, other than yourself, we take occasion to say that all of our sales for a long time past have been confined to you, and that no other parties there have our goods for sale, no matter what representations to the contrary they may make. Very Respectfully, Columbus Buggy Co.


Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.



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Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.


The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road will probably operate the Atlantic & Pacific as soon as it is completed to the Colorado River. This will give our road a short and direct route to San Francisco and the Pacific coast, which must soon become a very popular one.

Jay Gould has one bit of philosophy which is worth more to him than half his fortune. He says: AI long ago learned not to get mad. The man who gets mad hurts himself more than anybody else. He destroys his digestion, and is unhappy.@

Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, of St. Louis, the new editor and proprietor of the New York World, which has heretofore been considered the leading Democratic paper in the United States, gives a public notice that that sheet will no longer be an advocate of the heresy of free trade.