[FROM JUNE 7, 1883, THROUGH JUNE 28, 1883.]




Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


All familiar with the management of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad know of the very competent chief engineer, Mr. A. A. Robinson, and those personally acquainted with him will be much gratified to learn of his promotion to assistant general superintendent. As the official circular states, Ahe will have entire charge of the operations of this railroad and leased lines, also of the Manhattan, Alma & Burlingame and Leavenworth, Topeka & Southwestern railways, and the New Mexico & Arizona railroad, with headquarters at Topeka, Kansas. Heads of departments and division superintendents will report to and be governed by his order from date named. Mr. Robinson still retains the title and will continue to perform the duties of chief engineer.@

To avoid misunderstanding we will state that Mr. Allen, recently promoted to assistant general superintendent, remains such, in charge specially of the financial interests of the road. Capital.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Memorial Day.

The closing services of AMemorial Day,@ held in the hall, were observed by a large concourse of people. They consisted of the appropriate and beautiful ritual of the G. A. R., songs by the choir, and an oration by Judge T. H. Soward. . . .

Comrades, our time is short; a few years more and the men who fought for our country and our flag will be no more.

I want to call your attention to a speech recently made by Commissioner of Pensions,

W. W. Dudley, in Washington. He says there were 3,063,391 men who served in the Union Army, of which number 601,360 are now dead, leaving at the present time, scattered over the world, 1,450,031. The average age of the Union Soldier at the time of enlistment was 26 yearsCour average age nos is 43 [?45?] years.

By mortality based on an average for that age, we have the following facts. In 1890 there will remain of the Old Guard 1,200,000; in 1895, 1,100,000; in 1900, there will be 900,000; in 1905, only 758,000. You have but to go on for a few years and our course will be ended.



Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

New Salem.

Last Friday night we had the biggest blow of the season.

The new store will soon be completed.

Work commenced on the schoolhouse last Monday.

An ice cream supper will be given by the people of old Salem next Friday night. Everybody is invited.

Our station agent has started a menagerie. She has two horned toads, a crawfish, and a lizard, and she says if she can catch a certain fellow yet, she will charge admittance.

Our road master is demolishing the hill norrth of town. He says he never worked as fine a set of men as he did last Thursday and Friday. Elrod takes the cake on road working.

Douglass Cooley has shown his genial countenance once more. He has been prospecting through the country for the last week. Better look after your home affairs, Dug. A pretty face and winning ways are great inducements in New Salem.

J. J. Johnson has been making an improvement to his residence in the shape of a bay window. Mr. Johnson has some fair specimens of the blooming kingdom, and if I were a man I would solicit, if not too late in the season, one flower to decorate my own home.

On Tuesday evening last the young folks were very cordially entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bovee=s. We had a good supper which we all enjoyed. Miss Julia, the anniversary of whose birthday it proved to be, was happily surprised. Some nice presents were given by mother and friends. The evening passed off very pleasantly, and at a late hour each one, with a satisfied air, wended his way homeward.

Some of our country folks chartered a car last week for a pleasure trip. Mr. Kemmur attached himself as a locomotive. Mr. Shoults was conductor, and I. E. Johnson, brakeman. They had no engineer, and with such a head of steam, they couldn=t keep the track, so they ran aground. The last we saw of the conductor he was a mile down the track toward Winfield with a red handkerchief to his coat tail. The brakeman had some very urgent business up toward Old Salem. The engine crawled into the car and cooled down. They are all agreed to quit railroading.

I am no politician, but I am like all good RepublicansCI will talk. I am convinced that many of the orthodox and designing members of our party, who stood so high in their own estimation, are beginning to realize their imperfections and are now ready to drop self interests and work for the good of the party. We must work together. When we see that it is useless for us to try to get an office, let us give way to someone who can be elected. If I wanted to represent the people, I would go and see every man in the county. When we vote for a man, we want to see him and feel of him. You need not be good looking or have blue blood to represent the people of Cowley County. We want brains; and the man of small calibre cannot hold our offices. ALLEGRO.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Akron Pencilings.

The corn is growing fast.

We had a splendid rain Friday night.

The health is unusually good at present.

Mr. Snow=s parents from Michigan are visiting him at present.

Edward Shook, of Mulvane, is visiting his friends here at present.

David Huston wears a smile as long as your arm since his mother=s return.

The hill above Mr. Metzgar=s is in a very bad condition. The road overseer will please take notice.

The Sabbath school is in a flourishing condition under the management of A. Limerick and C. F. Baxter.

Great preparations are being made for the concert on the 24th, and if nothing happens, it will be a very enjoyable affair.

Mrs. Sarah and Miss Mary Huston=s bright faces are among us again. They have been enjoying a visit in the east and returned last week.

The Akron store has changed hands lately. N. E. Darling has bought the entire store, and will take charge of the post office about June 20th.

An ice cream supper was given at the Walnut Valley Church on Wednesday evening the 6th inst. The proceeds will go toward purchasing an organ for the church.

W. F. M. Lacey wishes to inform the public that he has bought a new clock and he can=t make it run. Any person who will put his clock in running order will be paid accordingly.

BIRTH. Prof. Hittle is the happy dad of a nine pound girl, and now he can teach music at home as well as abroad. Mr. Hittle is slowly recovering and it is hoped by everyone that he will be able to work again by Monday.

Mrs. Covert has been a faithful postmaster and storekeeper for eight years, and will retire to a more private life, while Mr. Darling and his wife will attend to the wants of the people hereafter. We wish them much success.

Last Thursday Miss Emma Darling gave a quilting to her lady friends. In the evening the young men were invited in and spent a good time with various amusements, eating, ice cream, etc. Everyone enjoyed the occasion immensely, and it will cause many pleasant recollections in the future.

In spite of short nights and hard work, the young folks of this community are bound to enjoy themselves. Last Thursday night a party of young folks assembled at the residence of Mr. Pember, in honor of Mrs. Pember=s birthday. About 9 o=clock it set in raining and continued till morning. Rain or no rain, every person was determined to have a good time, and under the kind hospitality of Mrs. Pember and Miss Lyons, they passed the night very enjoyably, being unable to get home until morning on account of the rain. Indeed, the streams were all so terribly swollen that not half of the party got home until afternoon. But the best joke was on Mr. Norman Hanlin. His girl=s place of abode was across Dutch Creek, and he had to ride four miles upstream to get over. He delivered her safe and sound, but in going back he forgot all about high water and took the nearest road home. Not having any sleep for 30 hours, he was soon in the land of the dreamer with his darling on his bosom as of yore. When the horses came to Dutch Creek, which was like a river, they plunged in and were soon swimming downstream with the current. Norman was awakened out of his peaceful slumber by being submerged in cold water. The horses swam around in the water about an hour before they got to shore and came out. After all was over, Norman was permitted, with a little neighborly assistance, to go on his way rejoicing, with no damage but a bridle rein out. AUDUBON.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Arkansas City Correspondence.

Several herds of Texas horses are held for sale near this place at prices ranging from $25 to $40.

Captain Paine is trying the virtues of Geuda Springs. He is suffering from rheumatism.

Cattle are passing through town at an average of about three droves per day; all going to the Territory, where the range is already crowded.

One Mr. Evans, formerly of Logan County, Illinois, crowded 75 head of cattle on the Arkansas River Bridge last Thursday, which were met at the south end by two wagons, causing a blockade. The cattle rushed back so violently that the south span of the new bridge fell, precipitating 30 head into the river and killing five of them. The township assessor attached his stock for damages, and the matter was compromised by his paying $400. It will be ten days before the bridge will be repaired.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


At Riverside Park, Thursday, May 31, 1883.

The Old Settlers= Association of Vernon Township was called to order by the President, J. W. Millspaugh. Minutes of the last meeting read by the Secretary, H. H. Martin, and approved.

On motion of J. H. Werden, the Association of Old Settlers of Vernon Township was dissolved, and an association of the Old Settlers of Cowley County organized.

Election of officers for the ensuing year are as follows.

E. S. Torrance, president.

J. W. Millspaugh, vice-president.

Jacob Nixon, secretary and treasurer.

Motion prevailed that the president appoint an executive committee of one from each township. The president appointed as such committee the following.

Beaver: Lucius Walton.

Cedar: D. M. Patton.

Creswell: I. H. Bonsall.

Dexter: Jesse Hines.

Fairview: Wm. White.

Harvey: Robt. Strother.

Liberty: Justus Fisher.

Maple: Adam Walck.

Ninnescah: A. A. Jackson.

Omnia: W. H. Gilliard.

Otter: Daniel Kantz.

Pleasant Valley: A. H. Broadwell.

Richland: N. J. Larkin.

Rock: Reuben Booth.

Sheridan: E. Shriver.

Silver Creek: Harvey Smith.

Silver Dale: W. H. H. Maris.

Spring Creek: J. B. Callison.

Tisdale: E. P. Young.

Vernon: J. E. Dunn.

Walnut: H. C. Loomis.

Windsor: Mc D. Stapleton.

Winfield City: J. P. Short.

Motion by Mr. H. H. Martin that all residents that came to this county prior to June 1st, 1875, be eligible to membership in the organization, carried. President instructed to appoint a committee of three on program for next meeting.

President appointed as such committee: Wm. P. Hackney, C. M. Scott, and S. M. Fall.

On motion, the 1st Tuesday in September next was appointed as the first regular meeting.

Interesting personal reminiscences of early times in the county were given by Messrs. Millspaugh, Murphy, Hawkins, Bonnewell, Kinney, Werden, Schwantes, and the president.

Adjourned to meet at 10 a.m., 1st Tuesday in September next.

E. S. TORRENCE, President.

JACOB NIXON, Secretary.



Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

AD. W. A. LEE.

I have a large stock of Farm Implements on hand; keep a full supply and deal exclusively in Implements; make the Implement Business a constant study; have one aim and that is to sell the best to be had. As proof of my success in getting the best, my competitors are constantly trying to undermine and get the goods I handle. One man went so far as to offer cash for car lots of three or four of the different lines of goods I handle My stock is comprised of the following goods.

Plano Harvester and Binder. Light running.

Wood=s Harvester and Binder. Sure tyer.

Wood=s Enclosed-Gear Mower. Hitch to cutter bar.

Excelsior Mower and Reaper. None better.

Excelsior Mower. Plated guardsClasts fourteen years.

Standard Mower. Enclosed gearCa fine machine.

Thompson Mower. Enclosed gear, shear cut, short stroke.

Thompson Sulky Hay Rake. Axle large and ttrussed.

Daisy Hay Rake. Plain and simple and is a Daisy.

Jackson Wagon. A thorn in the flesh of other dealers.

Newton Wagon. AOld Reliable@Cno cheat.


SUCKER STATE DRILL. Light and sure.

BLUNT=S PRESS DRILL. The coming Drill.

DRILL TO SOW IN CORN. Just the thingCsee it.


HAPGOOD SULKY PLOW. Saves your poor team.

HAPGOOD STIRRING PLOWS. Light, fine plows.

Hapgood Cultivator. Is coming to the front.

Grand Detour Stirring Plow. Fine plow.

Grand Detour Cultivator. None better.

Grand Detour Harrow. Is cheap and good.

Barley Bro. Smoothing Harrow. Something no farmer can do without.

Standard Riding Cultivator. Speaks for itself.

The Thompson Walking Cultivator. 90 sold in 1882.

The Gorham Riding Cultivator. Ask Illinois people.

Gaar-Scott Traction Engine and Separator. Best machines in the world.

C. G. Cooper; ditto.

We have Revolving Hayrakes, Walking and Breaking Plows, Double Shovels, in fact, a full line of Farm Implements.

W. A. LEE.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.



Having decided to distontinue keeping Boots and Shoes, we offer our entire stock for sale at a SACRIFICE TO OURSELVES -AND- SURE GAIN TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

Every Pair marked down in plain figures at PRICES WHICH TALK for THEMSELVES.

Be sure and do not miss this opportunity, and you will find that anything we publish is fully sustained. We also cordially invite you to come and see

Our immense stock of Dry Goods,

Our elegant stock of Clothing.

Our select stock of Furnishing Goods,

Our big line of Carpets and low prices.

Come Early and Attend our Boot and Shoe Sale.



M. HAHN & CO.,

Main Street and Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.




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


A very large and elegant variety of PLAIN & FANCY SHIRTS AND FURNISHING GOODS. Most complete line of BOOTS AND SHOES IN THE CITY.

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



Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


One-Price Boot and Shoe House, Are offering big drives in BOOTS AND SHOES.

Ladies= Toe Slippers: $1.00.

Ladies= Vassar Tie: $1.25.

Misses= Vassar Tie: $1.00.

A Ladies= Newport Goat Button for: $1.00.

The best grain Newport Tie ever brought to the city for: $1.00.

Men=s Low Cut Button Shoes for: $2.00.

And a Calf Boot for: $3.00.

Just come and get prices and be convinced for yourself.

Remember the place: 3 doors north of Post Office.



Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.



Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

AD. NEW FIRM. CAIRNS & REYNOLDS Carry a full stock of All Kinds of Pumps.

They also run a pump wagon in the country and will put in new pumps or repair old ones on short notice.

Office with Brotherton & Silver, Main St., Winfield, Kansas.

Also handle the Enterprise Wind Mills.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


Miss Edith Kennedy was in the city last week.

Miscellaneous and standard books at Goldsmith=s.

Loans on the installment plan at Albright & Co.=s.

A full stock of belting at Horning & Whitney=s.

Mrs. Zook left Tuesday morning to visit friends in Illinois.

Miss Mattie Gibson left for Ohio last week to spend the summer.

Mrs. Geo. Cooper has gone to Illinois on a visit for a few weeks.

R. B. Waite has farms to rent. Will give possession July 10th.

Mrs. A. J. Lundy left Tuesday morning for a visit to Iowa.

Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


Remember the musical concert at the Opera House Saturday evening.

P. H. Albright left Tuesday for Hartford, Connecticut, on a business trip.

Rev. L. B. Lacy delivered the sermon at the Methodist Church Sunday evening.

Rev. C. P. Graham, of Rock, filled the Presbyterian pulpit again on Sunday evening.

Prof. Farringer=s concert at the Opera House on Friday evening. Admission 25 cents.

Misses Julia Miller and Fanny Forrester, of Arkansas City, are visiting with Zaide Barclay.

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

The Baptist Sunday school will hold a picnic at Riverside Park on Tthursday, June 14th. All are invited.

Mrs. Martin Wright of Cuba, Illinois, has been visiting Dr. W. T. Wright and other friends in Winfield.

Father Kelly spent several days in Independence last week on matters connected with the Catholic Church.

Persons who have children to educate should not fail to attend Prof. Farringer=s concert Friday evening.

The Presbyterian Sunday school has changed its time of meeting from 3 in the afternoon to 9:30 in the morning.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of =Squire Harvey Smith, at Burden, May 26, Mr. Ridley Maybee to Miss Emma Collins.

Mrs. Jewell, Arion Quartette, vocal music, instrumental music, a well selected program, Opera House, Saturday evening.

R. B. Rudolph, manager for the Chicago Lumber Co., at this place, left Monday for a visit to his old home in Wisconsin.

A pleasant party was given the young folks at D. A. Millington=s residence Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Nora Roland.

Rev. J. E. Platter was taken quite ill while in Ohio. He was brought home and now lies very sick at his home. The attack is bilious fever.

The new three cent a mile rate is now in force and a ticket over the K. C., L. & S. To Kansas City costs just $7.38, or to any other point at the same rate.

Will Hudson returned from Florida last week. He seems to be the only one of our Florida tourists who has improved upon his health and personal appearance.

President Martin of the Horticultural Society exhibited the biggest head of lettuce yet; being about a foot in diameter. We believe it was of the curled silesia variety.

A fine herd of cattle belonging to Col. McMullen passed through town Saturday en route for his stock farm in Richland Township. The cattle were all fine blooded.

The Christians are progressing rapidly with their church building, and ere long Winfield will have another addition to her beautiful and convenient places of worship.

Mr. Kirk=s corn meal and feed mill seems to be Afilling a long felt want,@ by the way farmers are crowding in their corn. When ground, the corn will feed twice as far.

Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


BIRTHS. Our worthy county Treasurer, L. B. Stone, was presented with a bran new baby one day last week. Mr. Hall, at Spotswood=s, received a similar present during the same week.

Rev. J. Cairns left Monday morning to attend the annual commencement exercises of the Ottawa University, a Baptist institution of which Mr. Cairns is one of the directors.

Mr. Zook=s boy swallowed a piece of glass about an inch square several days ago. The parents are very uneasy as to the probable result. No troublesome symptoms have yet appeared.

We received a very pleasant call from Mr. Rawson, General Superintendent of the Arkansas Valley Fair Monday. He was accompanied by his father and on his first visit to Cowley.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Baden shipped thirty thousand pounds of butter last week. His immense butter cellar is filled with tiers of butter buckets and it takes six men constantly employed to take care of it.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The telephone line to Arkansas City is completed and running and Tuesday morning we had a chat over the wire with a gentleman at that end. The talking was if anything more distinct than here in town.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Eight of the teachers of the public schools have been appointed, as follows: Misses Klingman, Dickey, Bryant, Hamill, Crippen, Gibson, Aldrich, Barnes, and Mrs. Caton. There still remain four places to be filled.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Mr. J. C. Dolan, a member of the city government of Peoria, Illinois, with his wife, is visiting H. E. Silliman and other friends in this county. They came on the excursion as guests of the Neosho Valley Press Association.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Mr. Walter Jacobus was down from Maple Township Monday. It will be remembered that it was at his house where Mr. Shenneman was shot. He reports everything quiet in Maple, they having had their share of sensations.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Judge Christian walks pretty well for a blind man. Every morning he can be seen on the porch of his house with his hand on a stretched rope pacing forward and back for an hour or more. He walks sixty yards a minute, or 500 yards in sixteen and two-thirds minutes, 3,600 yards per hour, and in the course of a year would walk 766 miles. His new home affords him more pleasure than the samll room he occupied on Summit street, and he has improved it so that it is one of the most attractive places in town. He enjoys good health, has a pleasant home with his family about him, and tries to make the best of life under his affliction. Now that he is in prosperity, so to speak, he has not forgotten the friends that aided him, and always speaks in the kindest terms of Senator Hackney, Hon. Thos. Ryan, Senator Plumb, and others who placed him in the circumstances he is today, where we earnestly hope, by the will of the Almighty, he may live and die in peace. Traveler.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

We have received a copy of the Chihuahua Mail, published at that place, in Mexico. We haven=t the time to give the Mail the extended notice it deserves, but can=t let the opportunity pass to reproduce what it has to say regarding the capers of the junior editor of the Winfield COURIER, while at that place on the late editorial excursion. We knew Ed. Was capable of such tricks, but that he should have so far forgotten himself as to be guilty of what is charged in the Mail is somewhat astonishing. But here it is: ASalon a la monda. El mas elegate salon en Chihuahua. Los mejores licores y vinos, villares y casino adjunto.@


Had Mr. Allison read farther on down the column, he would have doubtless never have alluded to the above. It breaks our heart to reproduce it, and for the credit of the party we ought not to, but in self-defense we must. Here it is:

ASenor Billum Allisonsonem, los mejores villaros y adjunto, drungernanowi en salon a la monda, el mas Elegate salon en Chihuahua.@


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The APink Tea@ social at the Methodist Church on Tuesday evening, given by the young ladies of the church, passed off very pleasantly, though the attendance was somewhat interfered with by the threatening weather. Ice cream, strawberries, and pretty ladies were the principal attractions. The APink Tea@ part of the programme was a neat little Acatch,@ and consisted of a letter AT@ of pink material displayed upon the walls of the room, and coquettishly arranged on the costumes of the young ladies.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

We noticed that on Tuesday before the rain somebody plowed up that part of 10th Avenue lying in the lowest ground in front of the courthouse square. What the object of doing it was, no sane man could find out. Evidently some crank is at large in our city. All that is needed in that place is filling up the street, about three feet, and rounding it off, making the proper gutters at the sides and much better culverts across it.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The Directors of the Fair Association, at their meeting Saturday evening, made arrangements to fence the grounds at once. The fence will probably be a nine wire, with a board and posts painted white. The track is already getting in good shape and the trimming of the grove is almost completed. Everyone who looks through the grove pronounces it fully equal to anything on the river.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The strawberry and ice cream social given by the Presbyterian ladies in the church on last Thursday evening was one of the largest and most pleasant social gatherings of the season. Everyone seemed to have embraced that beautiful evening to get out and have a good time. The ladies netted about seventy dollars.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Prof. Anson Gridley, Jr., is elected superintendent of the Winfield City schools for thhe ensuing year, an appointment eminently fit to be made. Mr. Gridley is fully equipped in every respect for the position and ranks high among the practical educators of the state.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Mr. John Mentch brought in to the Horticultural meeting last Saturday sample boxes of three kinds of strawberries of his own production, viz: the Sharpless, Downing, and Crescent. They were the largest we have seen this year, and very excellent in every way.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

A span of the Arkansas City Bridge was broken down by a herd of cattle Thursday. An attachment was got out and the owner of the cattle made to pay for the breakage. The law business was done from the county attorney=s office at this place by telephone.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The old frame buildings on Main Street next to Geo. Miller=s Meat Shop are being removed to make room for a new brick block two stories high. One by one the old rookeries are fading away and in their places spring up fine new brick and stone buildings.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

George Martin brought us in a potato vine Friday on which were four potatoes larger than a man=s fist. They were of the Aearly Ohio@ variety and were planted March 9th, without mulching. George dug three pecks from about fifty feet of one row.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Roberts entertained a number of friends at their beautiful home southeast of the city Monday evening. It was a very pleasant social gatheringCsuch a one as always occurs under the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Dr. H. F. Hornaday, late from Indiana, has recently located at Rock in the practice of his profession. He is a successful physician of the regular school and a gentleman. He made us a pleasant call last Saturday in company with Mr. H. P. Strong.

Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The statistics of the city of Winfield show totals of $265,503 personal property, $16,470 railroad property, $298,931 real estate. The first ward has 1852 population and the second ward 14432, making a total off 3284, a gain of 624 during the year.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

John Culbertson, publisher of the Advertiser, Delevan, Illinois, one of the excursionists opn the N. V. Editorial excursion last week, gave us a pleasant call on his return. He is an old friend of G. H. Buckman and A. Herpich of this place.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Wanted. Propositions to break the ACourier Place,@ in the east part of town. Breaking must be first-class and done at once. Call at this office. There are three blocks, or about seven acres and a half, exclusive of the streets, in the tract.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

We were highly pleased last Saturday with a call from Mr. Evan James, of Cambridge, accompanied by his bright little nine year old daughter, Pearl, who was delighted with the workings of the press and interested us very much.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

A. T. Spotswood=s horse ran away Tuesday afternoon, smashing the buggy all to pieces. He became frightened at the cars and, although two men were holding him by the bits, broke away.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Fred Hunt and wife are on the road to Winfield, Fred having sold out his orange grove. They will be here in a few days.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Curns & Manser will loan you money on long or short time, at annual or semi-annual interest.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

W. H. Colgate was taken to the penitentiary by Sheriff Gary Tuesday.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat is worth today 88 cents, corn 32 cents. Butter, eggs, and produce same as last week. Wool is low and runs from 15 to 18 cents. Hogs from $6.25 to $6.50.





Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

A Tree Planting Scheme.

The proprietors of the ACourier Place,@ in the east part of the city, include a stipulation in each transfer that the purchaser put out and maintain two rows of Maple trees, one outside and one inside of the walks on each street. They will have the whole piece broken out at once and next spring will set out the trees on their own account on such of the lots as are not disposed of. Under this arrangement, in five years every street along and through the tract will be lined with beautiful shade trees, and all the walks will run through arbors. The ground will be broken up at once, in blocks fifteen feet into the street, so as to be in good shape for spring planting. The trees being of one kind and set out at the same time, will insure uniformity in looks and growth.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The Two Albuquerques.

Albuquerque comprises two townsCthe old and new. The new town is one of the prodigies of western growth. A little over two years ago it was a barren waste of mesa and sage brush. Today it is a fine city of five thousand population, with wide streets, lined with magnificent brick blocks, has three daily papers, water works, gas, and street cars. It is the best town on the Santa Fe road from Topeka to Chihuahua, and displays more hustle, life, and business activity than all the towns we passed through in New Mexico put together. We account for its remarkable growth and prosperity by the fact that it is a AKansas town,@ settled and largely populated by Aformerly of Kansas@ men. They hold the offices and do the business, and it is popularly supposed that the Justices of the Peace have to take an oath to support the Constitution of the State of Kansas.

It was a good deal like getting home when the train rolled into the depot and found a hundred carriages manned by two hundred Kansas fellows waiting to meet the excursionists. Everyone had friends there and in a few minutes were whirled away, leaving the Pullman coaches deserted, for the first time during the trip. We had hardly touched the platform before we were seized by Ex-Saint, taken to a carriage, and, together with W. M. Allison and wife, conveyed to his residence, where a splendid dinner was awaiting us. After eight days out, part of the time subsisting on the Mexican diet of red pepper and olive oil, it was like dropping into paradise as we feasted on strawberries and cream and all the delicacies provided. And last, but not least, were bright little golden haired Irene and Louise, the former questioning sorrowfully, AWhy didn=t =ou bwing my dwanpa?@ Our short stay with Mr. and Mrs. Saint was one of the pleasantest events of the trip.

After dinner we were conducted through the wholesale and retail establishment of J. E. Saint & Co. It is a big institution and the firm does business on a scale that would lay most of our brag Kansas stores way in the shade. In the hour we were there, the senior member of the firm purchased two car loads of goods from a St. Louis drumer, loaded a lot of truck for shipment to Arizona, took in two car loads of potatoes, and had ten men buying and selling when we left. It takes life, energy, and business ability to keep at the head of the procession in Albuquerque, and Ex seems to have a surplus of all.


In the evening a grand ball and banquet was given in honor of the visitors, and here the youth and beauty of the city congregated. It was a delightful party and settled the question in our mind that Albuquerque, socially, is distinctively Kansas.

At no place in New Mexico is the contrast between the old and the new so noticeable as at Albuquerque. The new town is distinctively new, the old town distinctively old. The two are a mile apart and connected by a street car line. Here one can go from a two year old to a two hundred year old in ten minutes. The new town is all bustle and activityCthe old is quiet, crooked, and lies low along the bank of the Rio Grande. Here as in all Mexican towns, the Acathedral@ is the center around which everything seems to revolve. The oldest building is always a church, and the old churches are filled with the most hideous wooden images, supposed to represent the suffering of Christ on the cross. They are painfully distorted, these images, and we could hardly keep from turning away from them with a shudder. In one of the old churches at Santa Fe, in a niche in the wall, was a glass case, in which was enclosed a wax figure draped in burial robes. It was horribly real, and how these people can find consolation for the soul in looking at such things is more than we can tell.

When a person has seen one adobe town, he has seen them all. They look old when they go up, and grow no older in appearance after two or three centuries. Old Albuquerque has more of the pillared porches than Santa Fe, and the town looks cleaner. In one of these buildings, the United States Court was in session. There was a mixed jury of Mexicans and whites, but the lawyers were all Americans. No Mexican can compete with the average Kansas lawyer, unless he has a jaw like a swordfish and a head like a Chihuahua gourd.

One of the most interesting features of the old town is the Indian school. Here are gathered together a hundred little Indian boys and girls, most of them Pueblos, but a few Apaches. The school is nominally under the control of the Presbyterian Board of Missions, but is also a Government boarding school for young Indians; the Government of the United States paying $125 per annum toward the maintenance and education of each pupil. They are taught Arithmetic, writing, and spelling, and are apt pupils. They sing well and rendered the chorus of ASweet Bye and Bye,@ with a good deal of force. They are swaddled up in breeches and petticoats and don=t resemble our youthful picture of the Alittle injun@ running wild any more than a postage stamp resembles the moon. We had rather see them chasing dogs in their native garb of flour sacks than chasing ideas in a second-hand coat and a pair of Agalluses.@ The young lady teachers seem to take great interest in the work and in exhibiting their little copper-colored charges.

Water is a powerful factor in old Albuquerque. The brick-dust looking soil, when properly irrigated, produces luxuriantly, and so we find the ascequas running all over and around the town, carrying the muddy-looking water, taken from the Rio Grande miles above, and spreading it over the fields and vineyards at the owner=s will. In this country every farmer carries the rain in the hollow of his hand and floods his garden any time. All he needs is a hoe. The ascequas have a permanent and undisputed right of way. They will disappear under the wall of a house, reappear on the other side, and go flowing smoothly on to the next field.

We found so much that was strange and interesting in the old town that the afternoon and most of the evening passed by unheeded until the shrill whistle of a locomotive reminded us that it was the evening set for our departure, so we hurried back, and without time to hunt up the friends and bid them good-bye, were whirled away into the night toward home.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The Battery Surprised.

After the ceremonies in the hall on Decoration day were concluded, Judge Soward called the officers and members of St. Johns Battery forward, and, after having them form on the state, brought out a beautiful banner, made of lemon yellow silk, with costly fringe and tassels, and inscribed ASt. Johns Battery, 1st Kansas Light Artillery@ on either side, surrounding two cannon. In a neat and appropriate speech, Mr. Soward informed the boys that the splendid flag was a gift from Ex-Governor John P. St. John. The whole matter was a great surprise to the boys, and especially to Capt. Haight, who responded to the Judge=s remarks with considerable feeling, assuring Gov. St. John, through him, that Aits bright folds should never be stained by any act of theirs.@ The Battery then filed out, formed around the flag in the street, and gave three cheers for the donor, after which a general inspection of the flag by citizens took place.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

The Colgate Case.

After a two weeks= trial, the Colgate case was submitted to the jury at 10 o=clock last Thursday. After being out two days and a night, a verdict of guilty was returned. On Monday a motion for new trial was argued without avail and Monday evening Judge Torrance pronounced the sentence, which was that he be confined in the penitentiary at hard labor for a term of three years. Both the prosecution and defense were conducted with a care and vigor rarely displayed, and every inch of ground hotly contested.


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Fourth of July.

The citizen committees on 4th of July celebration have most all reported and the program is being made up. A large amount of money has been raised to defray the expenses of music, fireworks, speakers, etc. Special trains will be run from as far east as Cherryvale, and every indication is that Winfield will see the largest crowd on that day ever congregated within her limits. The speaking and celebration will be held in Riverside Park, and the races and games on the new Fair Grounds adjoining. A committee is now in the Territory arranging for an Indian war dance in which several noted chiefs will participate. One of the features will be a glass ball shoot for a purse of $100.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Miss Amy Scothorn is visiting with Misses Kate and Jessie Millington.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Cowley County Horticultural Society Meeting, June 2nd, 1883.

Minutes of last meeting, March 3rd, read and accepted. Majority of committee on conference with Co. Agricultural Society reported adverse to the Society purchasing interest of Fair grounds, but would advise the individual members to cooperate in said Society. Reported offer of room from Mr. Johnson. Report accepted, and committee continued to report at next meeting. Vote of thanks unanimously given COURIER Co. for the use of their editorial rooms during the past year. Report of committee on charter reported. Report adopted.

Messrs. Hogue and Mentch exhibited splendid box of Sharpless strawberries, 2 box of Chas. Downing, and 2 box Crescent. Have sold $40 worth from 6 sq. Rods of bed. Crescent beats anything for bearingClittle care, mulch last fall, mulch left on. President Martin has been busy setting out strawberriesCset out at once from a vessel, keep roots moist, plant now and they will set fruit buds for next year=s crop. Mr. Geo. Martin in city presented splendid cluster of new potatoes.

Members present signed articles of incorporation to procure charter. Application for charter signed by J. F. Martin, J. Nixon, R. D. Thursk, G. M. Robertson, F. A. A. Williams, James Cairns, Jno. Mentch, F. H. Brown; prepared by Elder Cairns. Vote of thanks given him by Society.

Motion prevailed that the president of this Society prepare an essay on Athe mutuality of the Cowley County Horticultural Society and the Cowley County Agricultural Society, in the county in the advancement of the material interests of the county.@ Mr. Williams appointed to read essay on grasses at next meeting. Adjourned.

J. F. MARTIN, President.

J. NIXON, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


Complimentary to Mrs. Jewell.

At the Opera House Saturday evening June 9th, all the prominent musical talent in the citty, both vocal and instrumental, will take part, including the famous ARION QUARTETTE. The program will be varied with a great variety of pieces, and this is intended as the musical treat of the season.


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The following resolutions were reported by the committee.

Resolved, That the members of St. John=s Battery, K. S. M., hereby tender to Ex-Gov. John P. St. John, their most cordial and earnest thanks for the present of a most beautiful, magnificent and costly flag to be borne at the head of this organization.

Resolved, That when we look upon this splendid banner, it will ever keep in lively remembrance, the noble friend with princely heart who has presented it.


Adopted unanimously.

N. A. HAIGHT, Captain.




Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.

Stationery and blank books at Goldsmith=s.


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Assessors= Returns of Personal Property and Population for 1883.

Total valuation of personal property in Cowley County on March 1st, 1883, as shown by the assessment rolls: $1,087,751.

Gain in valuation since March 1st, 1882: $252,408.

Valuation of K. C., L. & S. K. R. R., March 1st, 1883: $244,996.05.

Valuation of Wichita & Southwestern R. R., March 1st, 1883: $225,967.43.




Beaver 780, Bolton 1,184, Cedar 677, Arkansas City 1,882, Creswell 763, Dexter 924, Fairview 512, Harvey 788, Liberty 716, Maple 636, Ninnescah 700, Omnia 347, Otter 463, Pleasant Valley 800, Richland 923, Rock 706, Sheridan 622, Silver Creek 928, Spring Creek 449, Silverdale 744, Tisdale 870, Vernon 930, Walnut 896, Windsor 900, Winfield City 3,284. TOTAL POPULATION: 22,516.


Beaver 51, Bolton 221, Arkansas City 526, Creswell 92, Dexter 27, Harvey 171, Liberty 121, Maple 88, Ninnescah 53, Pleasant Valley 29, Rock 33, Sheridan 6, Silver Creek 131, Spring Creek 65, Silverdale 104, Tisdale 54, Windsor 14, Winfield City 624 [?].

Total Gain in Population of above townships: 2,410.


Cedar 51, Fairview 9, Omnia 77, Richland 86, Vernon 79, Walnut 143.

Total Loss in Population of above townships: 445.

While the increase of personal property and population in the county is very satisfactory, the improvement in the assessors= returns for 1883 seem to have kept pace with the general improvement of the county. Not a bad return this year; some with slight mistakes, thirteen correct, and altogether, without doubt, much the most correct returns that have been made since the organization of the county Below I give the names of the trustees whose returns needed and received no corrections in this office.

S. D. Jones, Beaver; P. A. Lorry, Bolton; J. B. Nipp, Creswell; E. Haynes, Harvey; Jos. Gorham, Maple; T. H. Aley, Otter; Ludolphus Holcomb, Pleasant Valley; H. J. Sandfort, Richland, S. D. Williams, Rock, Geo. Eaton, Spring Creek; Hugh McKibben, Tisdale;

J. H. Irwin, Windsor, J. P. Short, Winfield City. J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.

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Winfield Courier, June 7, 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, June 7, 1883.


Honors to Shenneman.

WHEREAS, A. T. Shenneman, Esq., late sheriff of Cowley County, Kansas, and as such an officer of this court, died in this county on the 25 day of January, A. D. 1883, being stricken down by the hand of an outlaw, while in the act of arresting him, and

WHEREAS, The said A. T. Shenneman fell at his post while in the noble and faithful discharge of his duty as an officer of this court,

Now therefore, be it resolved by the court and all the members of the bar thereof, that in the death of the said A. T. Shenneman we have suffered the loss of an honorable, faithful, and efficient officer of this court, and one whom we have ever found faithful to his trust, whether as an officer or as a private citizen; and

Be it further resolved, That the clerk of this court be instructed to spread these resolutions upon the journal of this court, and furnish a copy thereof to the widow of said

A. T. Shenneman under the seal of the court.

M. G. TROUP, J. F. McMULLEN, W. A. TIPTON, Committee.

Attest: E. S. BEDILION, Clerk.

May 28, 1883. [SEAL.]


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Hahn & Co. have received Butterwick=s Delineators and patterns for the month of June. Call and get a Fashion Sheet free of charge.

Capt. John Lowry has erected and furnished a neat and pleasant ice cream parlor at the entrance of the Riverside Park, and will keep on hand a supply of ice cream every day of the week for the pleasure of persons visiting the park.

Notice to Contractors. Bids are desired on a stone schoolhouse two stories high, to be built at Torrance. The plans and specifications can be seen at D. Elliott=s, in Winfield, until June 9th. The contract will be let to one person. The board retains the right to reject any and all bids. By order of Board school district 14.

Notice. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association have caused the books to be opened for receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said Association at the office of the Secretary thereof, in the city of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, which books will be kept open until the whole amount of capital stock is subscribed. By order of the Board of Directors.

E. P. GREER, Secretary.

Newton, Kansas, May 31, 1883.

W. A. Lee. Plano Binder won the victory in field trial yesterday at Hillsboro.


3,000 Sheep For Sale. On Tuesday, June 19th, 1883, I will sell at public auction at my farm to the highest bidder, about 3,000 sheep, in lots to suit purchasers or all together. The herd consists of 1200 ewes, Colorado grade, 1000 lambs, and 800 yearlings, Colorado and Merino cross, also 85 Merino bucks. I will also sell at the same time and place 12 head of cattle, 3 horses, and some hogs. Terms of sale: All sums under $50, cash, on all sums over $50., one year=s time will be given on approved secutiry at 10 percent per annum. Place of sale, 7 miles southwest of Arkansas City, in Bolton Township, on State line.


P.S. I will also dispose of my range in the Territory.


Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.


Everyone has his special tastes. Mr. Vanderbilt has cultivated a love for fast horses because they give him pleasure and health. I, too, like a good horse, but I do not carry the liking to extremes. I find pleasure in other ways. I try to enjoy my business. I enjoy my home and my family the best of anything in the world. I think I have my share of the pleasant things in this world. I receive a great many kicks and cuffs, but they make the sweets the sweeter. Jay Gould.

Mr. Bennet, the owner of the New York Herald, once offered a large sum for Crow Island, in Currituck Sound, on the North Carolina coast, but his offer was refused. Now Mrs. Hatfield, the proprietor, has sold the island for $25,000, but to whom report does not state. Mrs. Hatfield is the widow of Commodore Vanderbilt=s chum, Captain John C. Hatfield, who discovered the place while peddling Yankee notions with the Commodore. Many years ago, Captain Hatfield bought the island, which is noted for its game, and built there a fine mansion.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


Wellington entertained the Hoosier and Buckeye editors in fine style.

A commercial traveler who knows the country says it is always safer to listen than to talk at Dodge City.

The woods are full of chaps wanting ranges on the Cherokee strip, now that it is settled that the Stock Association have secured a lease.

The plans for the new insane asylum to be erected at Topeka are about completed, and it is expected that the contracts will be let early in June. The plans include a large brick structure to be used entirely for incurables, which in connection with the other work will cost about $190,000.

Mrs. A. T. Stewart has donated four millions of dollars for the erection and support, in New York City, of the largest college in the United States. It will furnish free tuition, and be strictly non-sectarian. The building, work upon which is to be begun immediately, will be the largest and finest collegiate edifice on this side of the Atlantic, if not in the world.

The board of directors of the live stock association met at Caldwell on Tuesday, and decided to have the leased strip from the Cherokee nation surveyed and made into three divisions. The board of arbitration of this strip will meet at Caldwell on the twelfth to settle difference between members of the association. The board will receive $5 per day and all necessary traveling expenses for the time necessarily occupied by them, to be paid by the parties arbitrating.



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From the Chanute Times.

The people opened their houses liberally for the entertainment of guests, and a large number were accommodated at private houses, and many at the hotels. The Brettun House is the leading and largest hotel in the city, the proprietor doing his utmost to furnish room for the guests not otherwise provided for . . . an address by Noble L. Prentis, filled with good points with which his writings are noted; with wit, sentiment, and solid sense. His address drew rounds of applause and appreciative listeners. An appropriate paper on newspapers, especially in connection with our Historical Society, was read by the President of the Society, F. G. Adams. It was a valuable epitome of the history of newspapers. . . .

From the Winchester Argus.

The citizens of Winfield did what they could to make the editors happy. Carriages were at their disposal and they took in the city. In the evening a grand ball was given. Winfield is a number one city; she has handsome residences, beautiful women, stirring businessmen and No. 1 papers.

SKIPPED THE REST: Wyandotte Herald, Chautauqua Journal, Anthony Journal, Phillipsburgh Herald, Paola Republican, Oswego Times, Emporia News. CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY MILLINGTON PRINTED ALL THIS STUFF ON FRONT PAGE. SOME OF THE ARTICLES WERE REPEATS!


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Business in building and farming is so brisk among us this spring that no one appears to have time to work up a sensation.

It appears that the old school catalogue of COURIER correspondents has about run to seed. They appear to be Adrapping@ off. Why is this thus?

The boys have organized a kind of a Modoc serenading party, and when the girl claps her hands because the boys quit, they take it for applause and begin again and make the air hideous from 9 o=clock till daylight.

Miss Nora Roland, one of Sedan=s most attractive young ladies, returned to Winfield last Monday with Miss Jessie Millington, who was visiting at Mr. Roland=s. We hope she will get vigorously homesick before much longer.

The young men of our city have recently instituted a permanent organization known as the ASedan Oratorical Club,@ which bids fair to be an eminent success and attraction to our community. They propose to play ATen Nights in the Bar Room,@ soon.

Billy Neal, who is under bond for appearance in the case of State vs. Neal, was in town Monday. The sentiment of the community has never changed complexion since the fatal night when Brown thought to place another name in the catalogue of his victims, and his arrow recoiled upon himself.

Major Carpenter is building a stone hotel, just east of the Occidental. M. C. Webb is replacing his store building with a fine two story stone block. The Boyd building is nearly completed, and these together with several fine stone residences constructed this spring, are causing Sedan to boom in a way that astonishes the natives.

Decoration day was a grand success. The occsion was attended by an immense crowd, and the proclamation of the Mayor appropriately observed. The Sedan Cornet Band did its nicest, which is nice enough for anybody, and everyone went home feeling that a beautiful trubute had ben grandly paid to the memory of the boys who have led the vanguard to eternity. JASPER.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


School is ouyt Friday.

Our preacher@foolde@ us Sunday.

We will soon have a new organ in our Sunday schools.

Tannehill has a wide awake doctor. He is always Aon the go.@

Mr. Watt has sent for an organ. It would pay a first class music teacher to come here. There are quite a number of scholars around here.

A load of young folks went from here to the Victor schoolhouse last Sunday evening. Another load went to town, and another to the Randall schoolhouse.

The sermon preached by Rev. Lee Sunday afternoon was of a very interesting type. He preached from the text, AWhat shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul.@ JULIANNA.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The war department recently advertised for proposals to furnish the army with 8,000 scrubbing brushes. An army armed with scrubbing brushes would certainly send a thrill of terror through the enemy. Our army, it is suspected, contemplates Ascouring the plains@ and having a brush with the Indians. Norristown Herald.






Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


Winfield Shrouded in Mourning.

A Noble Citizen Gone.

DIED. It is with unspeakable sorrow that we announce the death of Rev. James E. Platter, the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of this city, which occurred at his home in Winfield, on Tuesday, June 12th, 1883, at 1:40 o=clock p.m., of malarial typhoid fever, aged 36 years, 8 months, and 24 days.

On the 8th day of May, in apparently sound health but overworked, with his mother, Mrs. Emily Houston, he left home to transact some business of hers in Cincinnati, Ohio. On their arrival at that city, he was attacked with what was called malarial fever, but we presume it was typhoid, and was confined to his bed for about two weeks. Improving considerably he was able to get out, transact his business, and return home to this city, where he arrived on the evening of May 30th. The next day he suffered another and more violent attack of the fever, which increased in virulence until the evening of June 11th, when his delirium became a violent and most alarming paroxysm, which after two or three hours was succeeded by another paroxysm, less violent because of exhaustion, after which he gradually sank for about ten hours, when he expired.


He leaves a very interesting family consisting of a wife, two boys, Huston [?Houston?] and Robert, aged 12 and 3 years, respectively, and two girls, Belle and Maggie, aged 10 and 8.

JAMES EDWARD PLATTER was born in Ross County, Ohio, near Chillicothe, September 19, 1846. He is the son of Christey and Emily Platter. His father was a substantial and intelligent farmer of that county, but died when James E. was three years old. His mother is living in the person of Mrs. Emily Houston, and is well known to our citizens for her many kind and noble acts while she has been a resident of Winfield.

In 1855, when the subject of this sketch was nine years old, the family moved to Xenia, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. From infancy he was dedicated by his mother to the ministry, and his education was ordered in that direction. In due time he entered the Delaware College in Ohio, completed the course of studies, and graduated in 1867. He then took a course in theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey under the celebrated Charles Hodge, D. D., and graduated in 1870. He was a studious and bright scholar and always stood high in his class.

In 1870, after leaving Princeton, he married Miss Nannie McCommon, who now survives him. The same year he accepted his first charge at Sandy Hill, New York, where he preached until the spring of 1873. His wife had then become so weak and delicate in health that he frequently carried her upstairs in his arms, and it was believed she could not survive another winter unless a change of climate to some dryer and more salubrious atmosphere should be resorted to. He promptly gave up his charge, where he was much beloved and admired, and to which he had become much attached, and alone started west to look up a suitable location. His first intention was to visit the Colorado mountains, but on arriving at Kansas City, he met a man who had settled at Winfield and who induced him to visit this place. He arrived here in May 1873, became satisfied that this climate was the one he wanted, found the field open for his services as a clergyman, and decided to locate here.

It was then that we first met him. Though 26 years old he was boyish looking, handsome, compact; bright black eyes and hair, very interesting in appearance, though in no way remarkable as a preacher. But he had energy, ambition, and true impulses, and we were very favorably impressed with him from the first. He brought his family here in July of that year and settled down to his work. Small as that work then looked, it was a large one, in fact, no less than the founding and building up of a Presbyterian Church in the wilderness, and to make it the large, wealthy, and flourishing church it now is, and help build up a highly civilized, wealthy, and prosperous community around him. We do not know whether he then dreamed of all he was subsequently to achieve, but we do know that he went to work with vigor, sagacity, and perseverance. We remember that he started off by preaching to a small congregation of a dozen or two, in any building he could find partly enclosed or temporarily vacant, acting as his own janitor, sometimes borrowing seats for service and returning them next morning. Soon his church was organized and began to grow. He was always doing the heavy work and inspiring others by his example.

In 1874, the grasshopper year, when disasters were discouraging others, he had unbounded faith in the future of this county, and was investing thousands in building the magnificent residence which has since been his home, and in farm and other improvements, while some were laughing at him for thus squandering his money. He even then planned the costly, beautiful, and grand Presbyterian Church building which adorns our city, and which was erected in the following two years, his mother and himself being the heaviest subscribers to the fund. As illustrating his unselfish devotion, we mention the general distress that followed this disastrous year of 1874, in which he was the chairman of the relief committee, and devoted his time and energies for months to the arduous work of receiving and distributing relief supplies, a work the magnitude of which is too little known to be fully appreciated.

But we will not enumerate further. Suffice it to say that he has been prominent or foremost in all the schemes and plans for public improvement and the advancement of the social, moral, educational, religious, and material interests of this city and county. Great as has been the growth of this country, his growth has been even greater and more rapid. In ten short years he has become one of the most influential preachers in the State, with an influence that is felt far beyond the limits of his State. Though not considered specially brilliant as a pulpit orator, he has become really a great preacher, and some of his sermonsCone of which, delivered to the Kansas Synod in 1881, in partiularCare pronounced equal to the best that have been produced, and all are singularly marked by sound judgment and clear cut, practical sense, put in such a way as to command attention and do the most good. He has grown in every way, but most in the respect, admiration, and affection of the people who have known him.

He has always taken a decided stand for the right and battled against the wrong, and it is a singular fact that while he has mingled in all these conflicts which have arisen and has dealt heavy blows, yet they have been delivered with such care and judgment as to secure the most good, and yet preserved the respect and good will of all. He had the happy faculty of always saying and doing the right thing at the right time. In social gatherings and on special occasions he was always in demand. Many are the hearts that have blessed him for the healing balm of words fitly spoken, giving consolation, or pleasure, or courage, or hope. He was brave and true, strong and ambitious, gentle and affectionate, grave, yet bubbling with humor. There was no pretense about him, he was just what he appeared to be; a loving husband and father, a noble and generous friend, a most valuable citizenCa great man in all the elements of true greatness. His affection for this people and devotion to this work was such that, while he has never asked or hoped to receive more than a mere nominal sum as his salary as pastor of this church, he has often declined flattering offers to accept charges in more opulent cities, and within the last few months has declined an almost princely salary to accept the pastorate of a church in one of the large eastern cities. Secure in the affections of this people, he felt that here was his home and field of labor, where he could be most useful.

If he had a fault, it was in doing too much work and overtaxing his faculties. This we think, whatever his disease may be called, was the prime cause of his untimely death. He had for a long time been doing the work of three men. Besides his regular pastoral and church work; besides his labors in behalf of the Nez Perce Indians and other oppressed people, he had matured an elaborate plan to remedy the evils of having a great number of vacant churches all over the country waiting to find someone to call, and a great number of preachers, without charges, in other parts waiting to be called or traveling about hunting for situations, growing out of the Presbyterian policy of letting each church elect its pastor. This plan embraced the appointment of a Presbyterial committee which should have charge of all the churches of a whole presbytery, supplying preachers to vacant churches, and situations for preachers without charges. This was a bold and daring innovation to present to so conservative a church as the Presbyterian, yet he presented his scheme to the Synod of the State with such clearness and power that the old shell began to crumble and the policy of the whole church is likely to be completely revolutionized. The Emporia Presbytery adopted the plan and made its author its chief executive, that is: made Mr. Platter Chairman of the Committee of Home Missions of the Emporia Presbytery. This had entailed upon him a vast amount of work outside of his city and county. Even the correspondence connected with this work was more than one man ought to have done.

For the last nine years he has been our nearest neighbor, and we have learned to admire, honor, respect, and love him, how much we cannot tell, nor can we express the poignant grief in which we write: Dear friend! Noble heart! Great teacher! Sweet spirit! Farewell!

We cannot forbear to mention our wonder and admiration of the heroic fortitude with which the stricken and bereaved wife of the deceased has borne up beneath this crushing blow. Delicate and gentle as she is, one might well have feared the result of this trying ordeal. Mrs. Garfield is not the only gentle and heroic woman.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


From semi-official sources it is learned that General Crook was in the Seahnariba district in the southeastern part of Sonora, on May 27, and up to that time he had had no general engagement with the hostiles. This information comes through Mexican officers, who commanded a small detachment of Sonora state troops engaged in scouting through Seahnariba. The point where Crook was met was about 250 miles southeast of the boundary line. A large Mexican ranche is located there and a detail of American troops were engaged in laying in a large stock of provisions. The hostiles have scattered but were being pursued by Crook=s San Carlos scouts. Crook was confident that his forces would overtake and overcome them in the heart of the mountains. The march from Bavispe south the general states, had been a severe one, but the troops were in good condition. He was aware of the disposition of the Mexican troops of Irona and Chihuahua, and expressed satisfaction at the arrangement for cooperation. On May 20, Crook entered the Sierra Madres again and pushed south. Circumstances were communicated to General Bandotte, commander of the Sonora state troops; also to General Torres at Hermosillo.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


ASorgum@ Smith arrived from Chiracuhua June 11, bringing the information AEpitaph@ that Crook had returned from his expedition, and was camped on Silver Creek in the south end of Chiracuhua, six miles southeast of Tombstoe, Arizona Territory.

Twenty-three hostiles had surrendered and were brought in by Crook, who recrossed last Saturday. Among the prisoners were seventy five bucks, old and sick. The balance were women and children. It is believed Crook will return and endeavor to capture the warriors. His command is in good fighting trim, the casualities so far being nothing.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


A Tombstone special by a courier from Mexico relates that Crook is encamped thirty miles northeast of Vacari, from which point he is sending scouts in all directions, but up to the time of the departure of the courier, he had been unsuccessful in discovering any signs of the Indians. Captain Casoma=s company of Mexican regulars have left Oposeura, in Sonora, to join Crook. They number 150 men. If Crook accomplishes anything it must be by July 20, as the rainy season will have then set in. The streams in the mountains will be so swollen as to prevent the passage of troops.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


Ed. Greer, of the Winfield COURIER, prepared the most readable Awrite up@ we have seen of the editorial excursion to Mexico. He traveled with open eyes and told his readers what he saw in a manner that is most entertaining. We read his letters with much interest.

Newton Republican.




Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


Miss Nora Roland leaves for home today.

Henry E. Asp now sports a fine new Columbus buggy. It is a beauty.

The K. C., L. & S., pay car went down Monday and made the boys happy.

Frank Robinson and Will Hodges are home from the State University during vacation.

County Attorney Jennings made a business trip to Chanute and Baxter Springs last week.

There have been nearly one hundred thousand dollars collected on taxes this year by the county treasurer.

The directors of the Fair Association meet at A. H. Doane & Co.=s office Saturday morning at 9 o=clock.

The ground has been cleared for a new business block on Main street. It will go up at once.

S. T. Shepherd, of Vernon Township, brings in a nice lot of ripe, large early potatoes named Beauty of Hebron.

Misses Kate and Jessie Millington went over to Independence Tuesday and will visit several days with Mrs. C. A. Hull.

An exchange of tea parties seems to be the order of the day. Several have been given by the bon ton during the last two weeks.

We are certainly blessed with abundant rains this year. It has been most one continual rain during the past week, and the crops are booming.

Public Sale. I will offer at public auction, Saturday, June 16, on 9th Avenue, Winfield, seven fresh milch cows. A. Rueb. M. M. Scott, Auctioneer.

Mr. Dan Eastman picked a tassel from his corn field as he drove through it Saturday, which found its way to our table. Corn in tassel in June is pretty good.

Mr. Stephen Marsh returned from Cincinnati last week, where he has been attending medical college. He is now about prepared to attach AM. D.@ to his name.

They have a Riverside Park at Wichita. It is the equal of our park only in name. Their cottonwood trees do not equal our stately elms, set in a carpet of blue grass.

Last Friday Mr. M. H. Markcum brought in to the COURIER office some stalks of corn seven feet high. On the same day Mr. P. Kent brought in wheat over five feet high.

Dr. Wright has had telephones put in his office and residence and he can now Ahello@ all over town without leaving his house or office. The telephone is a grand invention for physicians.

Mrs. J. W. Johnston and her daughter, Ida, leave for Canada today to be gone all summer. Miss Ida will probably lengthen her stay through the winter and attend school at Toronto.

Little Tommy Wilson, son of Councilman Wilson, was seriously injured Monday. He climbed a tree in Mr. Plank=s yard, when the limb broke and he fell, breaking an arm and cutting his head severely.

The building committee of the Christian Church desire to remind the subscribers to the church fund that they are greatly in need of the money. All persons desiring to pay their subscriptions should call on Judge Gans, chairman of the committee.

Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


After raining a week, winding up with a full day=s work on Saturday, the roads were dry and nice on Monday. The wonderful capacity of our soil for standing either excessive rain or drouth is one of its best features.

Miss Amy Scothorn left for Fort Scott after a two week=s visit with Misses Kate and Jessie Millington. The ladies accompanied her as far as Independence. Miss Scothorn leaves Fort Scott for Montana on the 18th.

Master Frank Curns brought us a bouquet of twenty different kinds of pinks. Almost everything in the Dianthus family was represented in the very richest profusion of colors. Mrs. J. W. Curns has the gayest pink bed in the city or country.

Miss Ella Kelly returned from Wichita last week after havaing taught the grammar department of the schools successfully during the winter. She was re-elected to the position but refused to accept it again for the salary and will probably not return.

W. B. Norman was down from Udall Monday. He is making a stir in real esate in the nortwestern part of the county. The man who purchases through W. B. Norrman will always be satisfied with his bargain, and will never be the victim of misrepresentations.

Mr. Davis, one of our market gardeners, brought in specimens of his products Saturday, consisting of early Colorado onions as large as a tea cup, and three or four varieties of potatoes, some of them nine inches in circumference. One variety was of his own propagation, and he left samples from which he desires the Horticultural Society to name it.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Col. Loomis sold a block of ground to Mr. John Eddy, from Beardstown, Illinois, last Monday. Mr. Eddy is a gentleman of wealth and will probably put heavy improvements on the property. He is an old friend of M. L. Read. The block purchased lies just south of Mr. Hickok=s on Millington Street.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

We spent half an hour at the carriage factory Monday. They work about thirty men and now occupy, in addition to the Alexander block, the two stone buildings on the opposite side of the street. The display room contains some twenty finished buggies, carriages, and spring wagons, while the sidewalks and paint rooms are crowded with gearing and a great variety of work in the Aknock-down@ state. In the blacksmithing and wood-work rooms a large force of men are employed making buggy and phaeton boxes and ironing up new work. In the repair department of the work a force of half a dozen men are employed repairing second hand vehicles brought in from the country round about. The firm has a large sale of buggies and carriages in all the surrounding countries and during the past year has done a business of over fifty thousand dollars, which they expect to double. The erection of a new factory, three stories high, is contemplated as the business is fast outgrowing its present quarters. We are glad to note the prosperity of this our first manufacturing enterprise.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Mr. W. T. Curtis, general agent of the Temperance Mutual Benefit Union of Kansas, has been canvassing in this city and vicinity for that institution, and the plan takes like wild fire as soon as it is understood. He has already taken about sixty 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, treasurer; W. T. Curtis, state agent; Judge G. W. Carey, legal advisor; R. M. Mitchell, M. D., medical advisor; C. E. Wheeler, secretary.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Prof. C. Farringer gave another of his interesting concerts on last Friday evening to a crowded house. The p[erformances, both vocal and instrumental, were highly creditable, and each deserving of special mention, but where all did their parts so well it would seem invidious to particularize. The Professor gives these concerts for the purpose of exhibiting the progress of his pupils and the thoroughness of his instructions. This one more fully than ever demonstrated the success of his method and the superior capabilities of himself and family as musical instructors.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Col. J. C. McMullen received a present through the express office Saturday from an unknown friend that eclipses anything of the kind we have seen. It is a cane, on which is carved in bold relief all the emblems of Odd FellowshipCcoffin, skull, and cross-bones and all. The carving covers all the cane except the handle. It is a unique and beautiful present and the Colonel has considerable curiosity to know who sent it. It was expressed from Eureka Springs. It is a clear case of anonymous caning by express.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The ferry across the Arkansas River at Salt City broke loose from the cables while crossing the stream last Saturday morning. There were three persons on at the time. Two of them succeeded in getting out, while the third was struck by a floating log and sank. Up to this time the body has not been recovered. The River was very high at the time, and on several occasions the day before the boat came near going under.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Gene Wilber and John Holmes were down Monday to market their wool clip. We saw a sample and judge it was wool because it had fizz on it like an old sock; it was good wool because Gene said so, and he wouldn=t lie. The clip will average about ten pounds. The next time those gentlemen assert we don=t know a sheep from a hedgehog, there will be wailing over deceased among relatives in Rock Township. [Wilber? Wilbur?]



Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

During the past few weeks S. G. Gary seems to have become an aspirant for election to the office of Sheriff. He daily approaches citizens with the burthen of his ambition; without regard to race, color, or politics. About the best way Mr. Gary can auctioneer just at present is to infuse a little life into his office. It is the only really dead thing in Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The committee on grounds for the Fourth of July decided to sell eight privileges for refreshment stands at $25 each, first come, first served, also two circle swings at $10 each. Persons who want stands had better apply to Capt. Smith, chairman of committee, at once, or they may get left, as only eight will be admitted.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Thomas Clover, a nineteen-year-old son of B. H. Clover, was arrested Monday for assaulting R. F. Burden with a stone Afrom his right hand slung, at the person of the said R. F. Burden, he being then and there present.@ The hearing will be had before his Honor, Justice Buckman, today (Wednesday).


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Wanted. One thousand old soldiers and citizens to volunteer to take part in the sham battle on the fourth of July at Winfield. Also one thousand muskets and shot guns for the occasion, to report immediately to committee on military parade. By order of the committee,

H. L. Wells, chairman.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Sunday was AChildren=s Day@ at the Methodist Sunday school. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, and bird cages in the windows and around the room. It was a very pleasant ceremony and captivated the children. The attendance was over four hundred.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Mr. Carr brought us in a radish Tuesday morning just twenty-two inches in circumference. With radishes two feet around, wheat heads seven inches long, and new potatoes as large as tea cups, it ought not to be difficult for people to dig a pretty good living out of Cowley County soil.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

J. P. Short has sold his residence property on Manning Street to D. Berkey for two thousand dollars. He will give possession in October, and will then remove to his Walnut Township farm. Walnut is rapidly catching the cream of our population.




Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

J. H. Finch dug up a piece of post from an old post hole in the west part of town Tuesday which was thoroughly petrified. It must have gone through this process within the past eight years, as no posts were set in that part of town before that time.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The Indian business on the Fourth promises to be the biggest thing yet brought out in that line. The committee which visited the Territory stirred the Indians up wonderfully, and the chiefs have already applied to agents for leave of absence.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Mr. J. J. Stevens, of New Salem, brought in lettuce heads with crisp leaves a foot long, onions three inches in diameeter grown this year from the seed, and radishes three inches in diameter and long, the soundest and best we ever saw.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Zack Whitson marketed his hog crop Thursday. There were ten loads, forty-nine head, and weighed two hundred and eighty-nine pounds each. He sold them for six dollars per hundred, and they brought him $830.70. Pretty good for one crop.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

MARRIED. Married by Rev. E. P. Hickok, of Winfield, June 6th, 1883, at the residence of the bride=s parents, James C. McClelland and Miss Julia Bovee of New Salem.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Robt. Hudson has enlarged his bath house back of the Lindell, purchased a large boiler, and otherwise added to the convenience of the place.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The picnic of the Baptist Sunday school appointed for Thursday the 14th is postponed until Thursday the 21st, last.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

DIED. The young man drowned at Salt City was named Wynant. Mr. Corby and Mr. Goss also had a very close call.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Business Men=s Meeting.

The business men and clerks of the city met at the COURIER office Wednesday evening and organized by electing Col. Whiting chairman and Ed. P. Greer Secretary. Mr. Brooking stated the object of the meeting to be to effect a mutual arrangement to close the stores at eight o=clock in the evening. Mr. Spotswood spoke in favor of the proposition, and was desirous that an arrangement be made by which both clerks and proprietors could get a little time for rest and social enjoyment. Mr. Mann accorded heartily with Mr. Spotswood in the matter, as also did Mr. Cooper. Mr. Webb desired to know how long the arrangement would hold, and after general discussion it was decided to make it between the 11th day of June and first of October. On motion of Mr. Hall a committee consisting of Messrs. Shields, Copeland, Hendricks, and Fleming were appointed to draw up an agreement to be presented all merchants in the city for their signatures. They reported the following.

We, the undersigned, hereby agree to close our respective places of business at 8 o=clock p.m., of each evening in the week, except Saturday, commencing June 11th, and continuing until October First, 1883. The time of closing to be indicated by the ringing of the city bell. This agreement made on the express conditions that all persons carrying conflicting lines of goods join in the arrangement.

On motion of Mr. O=Meara, duly carried, the chair appointed the following committee to wait on merchants not present with the agreement: Messrs. O=Meara, Cooper, Hendricks, Baird, and Fleming. On motion of Mr. Goodrich, Col. Whiting was added to the committee in behalf of the clerks. After discussion regarding the formation of a permanent organization, the meeting adjourned. It is to be hoped that the objects sought by the gathering will be accomplished, which can only be done by all uniting. It is understood that about every merchant in town with two exceptions, is in favor of closing. If there is any set of men in town who need rest and out-door exercise during the hot summer months, it is the overworked clerks and merchants. In no other occupation is a man compelled to put in sixteen to eighteen hyours per dayCevery minute of his time when awake. It is a matter of simple justice and humanity that everyone should recognize.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.


MARRIED. A wedding to which the people of Vernon Township have been looking with great interest was held at the residence of the bride=s father, Thursday evening, June 7th, at 9 o=clock. The contracting parties were Mr. William Schwantes, son of Mr. Fred W. Schwantes, and Miss Emma Martin, daughter of James F. Martin. The ritual ceremony was performed by the Rev. James Cairns, of Winfield, on the lawn under a group of trees decorated with Chinese lanterns. The wedding march rendered by Mr. Alberts made the scene very impressive. The bride looked lovely in a steel colored silk trimmed with black Spanish lace. Her hairr was dressed with beautiful flowers a la bretzel. The groom wore the conventional black and looked proud and happy. The friends of the bride and groom remembered them, as the following list of presents will testify.

From the bride=s parents, we noticed an organ, bible, and table linen.

Parlor lamp and fruit dish by Mr. Charles Martin.

Culinary service, Misses Pearl and Nellie Martin.

From the groom=s parents, set of plates, butter stand, and toweling.

Set of napkins, Miss Kate Schwantes.

Wash bowl and pitcher, Mr. Dan Schwantes.

Cream pitcher, Miss Carrie Schwantes.

One set glass dessert dishes, Miss Coffman.

Silver pickle castor from the bride=s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Mundell, of Cincinnati.

Glass tea set, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Short.

Set of French glass goblets, Miss Lizzie Perry.

Set of silver spoons, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Perin.

Glass water pitcher, Mr. Floyd Thompson and his sister, Miss Lizzie.

Glass bread plate, Mr. George Conner.

Damask tablecloth, Mr. Will Smith.

Tidy by Miss Bertha Stebbins.

The groom and bride have sensibly gone to housekeeping, and that uninterrupted joy and success may attend them is the wish of their many friends. The COURIER office was remembered with a bountiful supply of delicious cake.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

A Narrow Escape For All.

Last Thursday afternoon about two o=clock, Mr. W. R. Owen, a gentleman recently from Ohio, accompanied by a young lady, attempted to cross Grouse Creek at the Gilstrap ford, where he had crossed in the forenoon, but not being acquainted with the ford did not notice the rapid rise in a few hours. When about one-fourth across, the horses began to swim and the bed to rise from the wagon; the rapid current carried all downstream. Mr. Owen held on to the lines and was dragged from the wagon bed and twice under water when he let go and after a short struggle succeeded in catching hold of the roots of a large tree growing near an almost perpendicular bank, where he gained a landing. The young lady in the meantime had floated downstream in the wagon bed, which overturned with her, but fortunately, just at the moment of its overturning, she grasped a grapevine hanging to a tree top overreaching the stream, and bravely held on with only her head above water until Mr. Owen climbed the tree and rescued her by lifting her into the top. Shouts brought to their assistance Walter Limbocker, who by swimming his horse landed each, not on dry land, but wet, for all can testify there has been some rain of late. The horses, a valuable span, became detached from the wagon and swam ashore on the side from which they started in. The lady=s trunk, the wagon bed, and all parts of the wagon, were recovered different distances down the stream.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Fourth of July Oration.

In answer to the conundrum presented on the bills for the Independenc Celebration as to who is meant by Athe silver-tongued orator of Kansas,@ we will mention that the committee on speakers have secured the services of Dr. T. B. Taylor, who will be better known here after the 4th. He is known elsewhere as an orator of rare powers and we anticipate one of the best and most finished addresses we have ever heard.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Grove Meeting.

The 2nd quarterly meeting of the M. E. Church will be held by Presiding Elder Rev. Thomas Audas of Wichita, at Torrance, next Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Preaching at 2 p.m., Saturday, after which quarterly conference; also preaching Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Services Sabbath 11 a.m., after which communion. It is expected to hold services in the grove on Grouse, if weather is favorable. J. H. Shidler, pastor.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The clerks of the city, to the number of twenty-five or thirty, met at the COURIER office Monday evening after closing hours and unanimously adopted the following resolutions.

WHEREAS, It is the earnest desire of the clerks of this city to shorten the hours of business, and

WHEREAS, We think the interests of employers will be better benefitted by granting employees more time for rest and recreation than heretofore, therefore be it

Resolved, That we will use all honest endeavors to procure the closing of all places of business at 8 p.m., every evening except Saturdays during the months of June, July, August, and September, 1883.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

M. E. Sunday School Concert.

The children of the M. E. Sunday school will give a concert on Tuesday evening, June 19th. Exercises will commence at 7-1/2 p.m. sharp. An admission of five cents for children and ten cents for adults will be charged. The money is to be used to buy papers and books. An old fashioned spelling school will be a part of the program. We expect a delightful time. Everybody is invited.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Ice Cream Festival.

An ice cream festival will be held at the Walnut Valley Presbyterian Church ten miles north of Winfield, on Friday evening, June 15th. The proceeds will go to purchase an organ for the church. Everybody is invited to attend.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Notice. The clerks of Winfield, one and all, are earnestly requested to meet at the COURIER editorial rooms at eight o=clock p.m., this (Thursday) evening to transact business of importance. Murdock, Brooking, Hyden, Committee.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Date of Fair.

The date for the Fair has been fixed for the last week in SeptemberCthe 25th to the 29th inclusive.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

One of the horses stolen at Arkansas City Monday evening belonged to Rev. W. H. Harris. It was a very fine animal and he is rejoiced at its recovery.

Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The Funeral.

The funeral of Rev. J. E. Platter will be held at the Presbyterian Church this Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

It is understood that all the business houses in the city will be closed during the funeral services.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Hill of Kansas City.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Tuesday Evening Concert.

The Mrs. Jewell benefit concert has been adjourned to next Tuesday evening the 19th, when it will take place at the opera. It will be the best of the season, embracing all the local musical talent of the city, both vocal and instrumental.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 90 cents on the street. Hogs from $5.25 to $5.40. Corn, for shipping, is worth 30 cents. Wool sells at from 14 to 17 cents. Butcher steers are worth $3.00 per cwt.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Tuesday the authorities at Arkansas City telephoned Sheriff Gary that two horses had been stolen there the night before, with their description. Ed. Nicholson happened to be in town and saw the description and on the way home came upon the thieves on Badger Creek. He borrowed an old rusty shot gun, and in company with Tom Wright and several of the neighbors, surrounded the thieves in a thicket, where Ed. brought them up at the muzzle of his ancient gun. They were brought to town and gave their names as Cooper and Carter, residents of Arkansas City. One of them claims to be a brother of F. M. Cooper, formerly of this place. He is about thirty years old. They tell several stories in explanation of how they came into possession of the horses, but deny having stolen them.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

About four months ago Bob White sold his farm in Pleasant Valley Township for what was then considered a fabulous price, and removed to Missouri. Before leaving he came into our office to have the paper sent to his address and we bantered him about leaving and made the prediction that he would return inside of a year, and then and there made a bargain that should he not return to Cowley within a year, we would send him the COURIER free, and if he did return, we were to receive double price, or three dollars for the year. Last Monday Bob came smiling into the office and deposited the three dollars on our desk. He says, AI hear I can buy the old farm back; think I will go out and see about it.@ Further comment is unnecessary.




Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Several of the merchants having declined to close up at eight o=clock in the evening, the whole business is Abusted,@ and the tired and weary clerks will still be compelled to put in eighteen hours a day during the hot summer months. Some of the merchants are exasperated at the failure of the movement, of which J. B. Lynn is one as will be seen by reading his nine o=clock proclamation in another column.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

A young fellow was placed in the cooler last week for beating his wife, by the Arkansas City authorities. The woman has been up several times since to feed and take care of him. Her eyes look like the last remains of a prize fight. She ought to be organizing a vigilance committee to hang him rather than feeding him on cake and raisins.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Mr. Spicer, foreman of the telephone works, got into a little difficulty with one of his men last Saturday at the Central Avenue Hotel and gave him a thumping. Before the Marshal put in an appearance, Mr. Spicer had a call up the road and took the afternoon train for Winfield. Democrat.

We have been thinking Spicer was considerable of a Ahello@ fellow.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Drury Warren and J. J. Beach had a set to with carving knives at Hodges and Stewarts ranch in the Territory Tuesday evening. Drury had his shoulder and part of the muscle of his left arm cut, but not seriously.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

We learn from the Arkansas City Democrat that Henry Heeson, residing in Pleasant Valley Township, was badly gored by a bull last week but not seriously injured.

[Heeson? Beeson?]


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Mrs. A. Eldred, of Muskegon, Michigan, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. J. L. Horning.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

To the trade of Winfield and Cowley Co.

ATTENTION: I wish to say to the trade that from this date I will keep my store open until twelve o=clock every night except on Sunday. I will give a ten percent discount on all Cash Bills sold after nine o=clock p.m., and will take it as a favor if my City trade will postpone buying until after nine o=clock, thereby securing the discount. I mean just what I say.

June 13th, 1883. J. B. LYNN.



Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

New SalemCAnother Wedding.

MARRIED. The evening of May 6th, 1883, was a scene of pleasure to all who witnessed the nuptial ceremonies of James McClelland to Miss Julia Bovee, at the residence of the bride=s father, Daniel Bovee, near New Salem, Kansas, Rev. Hickok officiating. After the ceremony was concluded, the party were shown out to the dining room, where had been arranged in a most tasteful manner, an elegant and sumptuous repast consisting of the delicacies usual on such occasions, in superabundance; and full justice was done it by the merry party. May the newly married couple live a long life together; may Athe roses of happiness ever bloom in the garden of their destiny, and may there be no thorns in their pathway through life, but may it be strewn with buds and blossoms of unalloyed pleasure.@



Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

Mr. McMillen marketed his hogs in Burden the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalgarn, of Winfield, spent the 3rd in Salem.

Mrs. Causey takes vegetables to Winfield market weekly.

Mr. Crow is some better of his rheumatism, but not able for work.

Mr. Scott Dilsaver is laid up for repairsCa sprained back the difficulty.

Mrs. Mansfield lost quite a number of little chicks during the late rains.

Miss Amy Buck has made a short visit to friends and relatives in Salem.

Mr. W. C. Douglass has gone to Elk to visit a brother that has recently moved there.

Messrs. Irvin, Franklin, Hoyland, and others have had new potatoes of their own raising.

Miss Mollie Chapell is learning the art of dress-making from our Salem artist, Mrs. Pixley.

Some of our young men spent a day, or part of one, fishing in Timber Creek, but did not have extra luck.

Miss Hunt, of Winfield, taught one week for Miss Randall, and made quite a number of acquaintances while with us.

Still it rains. J. W. Hoyland has gone to Geuda Springs and is deterred from returning by the highess of the Arkansas River.

Another harvest is almost here, and the bountiful rains have lengthened the straw until the farmers will not have to resort to the header this season.

Our Salem neighbors at the New Salem, or Pleasant Hill, schoolhouse have organized a union Sunday Schook, with Mr. Bryant as superintendent, Mr. Douglass, assistant, and Miss Gilmore, chorister. I do not know who the other officers are.

I, for one, am glad that someone in the ACity of Salem,@ or, more correctly speaking, at the station, has commenced to write the items from there, for that is a good place for news, and I seldom hear it until too late to write. Success to you pard, whoever you are.

As the Salemites are mostly enjoying pretty good health, there is not much chance for Dr. Downs to become very popular, except at social and croquet, but he is ready for professional calls at any time. Some of the ladies declare that he is Aperfectly immense.@

Miss Nannie Jackson has returned to her home in Grenola, and carried with her a beautiful gouquet of roses from the old Salem home (now the property of the McHenry brothers). She also took the kind wishes of friends, and may she never find a worse home than she once had in Salem. Come again.

MARRIED. Miss Julia Bovee is no more. On Wednesday, the 6th, Mr. McClelland claimed her as his fair bride and future housekeeper, and by her presence, and in a thousand countless ways, she will brighten his home and cheer his heart when he comes in weary with life=s battles. They have gone to his home near Cedarvale. Rev. Hickok tied the knot. May they find life=s voyage fair sailing, and when their barque is anchored, may they land on the shore where sorrow and disappointment are unknown. Happiness here and hereafter is my wish for them.

Happiness and sorrow alternately mingle

In the cup of our life,

And thus to the end of our earthly journey,

Though life be brief,

We will meet sorrow, grief and pain,

While joy we would fain entertain

Lingers a season, then awayC

To call perhaps some other day.

DIED. Poor little Guy Martin=s pains and sorrows are o=er and he calmly sleeps in the Salem graveyard by the side of his lovely little sister. His suffering has been for long, long weeks, and the skill of his kind physician could not stay the hand of death. Sleep on, little one, in your quiet tomb till God shall bid you rise, to never suffer anymore.

Although the roads were decidedly muddy and the weather very threatening on Friday evening, most everybody and his girl attended the ice cream social, and the cream and cake disappeared like magic, while forty-five pounds of candy and much lemonade went the same way. I understand that something near $14 was cleared. Pretty good for our far out country place, and a bad night. If fun means lots of talking and laughing, then some must have had bushels of it. So late dissipating and then getting up in the morning feeling badly, does not constitute the funny part of socials. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

MARRIED. About one hundred guests met at the residence of James F. Martin, President of the Cowley County Horticultural Society, Thursday evening, June 7th. The occasion was the marriage of Mr. William Schwantes to his daughter, Miss Emma Martin. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Cairns of Winfield. It was one of those occasions never to be forgotten. The whole company sat down to a supper that would have done credit to ADelmonico,@ to which ample justice was done. All were so happy that we won=t be surprised if other unions grow out of this. Sweet music was discoursed from the organ by Mr. Burt. May the honeymoon never set. FRATER.




Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

South Fairview Items.

Mr. Arthur Orr=s barn has been completed and is a fine piece of Amechanical art.@

Mr. Hezekiah Smith contemplates building 400 rods more of stone fence this fall and winter.

Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Ramsy [Ramsey?], of Ohio, are visiting friends and relatives in this part. They were surprised to see our garden Asass.@

Mr. Alonzo Johnson has contracted the building of 400 rods of stone fence of Mr. David Tomkinson. Lon evidently is not afraid of hard work.

Corn looks equally as well as it did last year at this time, and bids fair for an average crop although the ground has been so wet it is almost impossible to cultivate it.

Mr. Josiah Curfman has completed one of the finest cyclone houses we ever had the privilege of seeing. It is entirely under the ground and has an arched roof of stone.

Dr. Daniel Smith, formerly of Howard Co., Indiana, but late of Holt Co., Missouri, has located here in this part and has a good prospect for a good practice. May success crown his efforts.

Mr. Hollingsworth is desirous of a lot of oats. He says his corn in the bin is being almost entirely destroyed by the mice. He killed seventy-six in loading two loads of corn from his bin.

Crops are looking very flattering, and we are having plenty of rainCin fact, we could do with less. Harvest is almost here and the busy click of the harvester will soon be heard from one field to another, the country o=er. A great many farmers are p[urchasing self-binders. ROB ROY.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

A counterfeit silver dollar mysteriously talked about by government officers, of the same weight, size, and ring as the genuine, turns out to be the same in all respects. The metal is silver precisely like that used at the mint, is worth eighty-six to eighty-eight cents, and yields such a profit in coining that great numbers of the pieces are said to be in circulation.

Springfield Republican.

It is possible that those patriots, the counterfeiters, may confer a blessing upon the country that those patriots, the Congressmen, have not had the courage to secure. Our government is engaged in the strange business of making silver into pieces worth eighty-six cents and marking them Aone dollar.@ Both parties are responsible for this legislation and neither party has the courage to repeal the national counterfeiting act. Gold coin is hoarded while the debased silver is forced out. The people demanded this buzzard coin and the people will be the losers. The laws regulating the value of the metals cannot be changed by popular clamor or by votes put into a ballot box. Our country has not yet resumed specie payments on a gold basis but will be compelled some time to do so. The present Adollar@ will be gradually discredited and thrown outCrefused reception as a dollar. If the counterfeiters are sufficiently numerous, they are blessings in disguise.

Hiawatha World.


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Thirty saloon keepers have been arrested in Wichita, and a number of prosecutions have been commenced in Topeka and Salina. In Salina the county attorney, John Foster, who is quite vigorously prosecuting the liquor sellers, was elected last fall as an anti-prohibitionist, and is a Democrat. The most vigorous prosecutions ever made in Lawrence, too, have been made by county Attorney Baker, who was, until his election last fall, the attorney employed to defend the saloon keepers, and was denounced in the canvas last year as an anti-prohibitionist. An honest and capable man, who respects the obligations of an official position, can always be relied on to enforce the law, and will do the work with which he is charged far more efficiently than a weak and incapable man whose capital stock is principally wind. Champion.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


A courier arrived at Tombstone, Arizona Territory, on June 12th from Crook=s head-quarters at Silver Creek, in that Territory, bringing the first official information of Crook=s expedition. It left the American side on the 3rd of May, marching 200 miles southeast from San Bernardino on the boundary line of Chihuahua and Sonora, following the trail of the hostiles. Crook was guided by Apache Nandoski, who was captured near San Carlos just previous to the expedition leaving, at a point about 200 miles south of the line. The command crossed the Sierra Madre range, and advanced fifty miles over an indescribably rough trail, seven mules being killed by falling over the precipices, and pressed on without delay. They were rendered nearly barefoot by the sharp rocks, and after days of hard march-ing night and day, the Indian camps of Chato and Bonite were discovered in the heart of the Sierra Madres in an almost impregnable position.

The Apaches did not dream of an attack, for entrance to the stronghold was next to impossible, and the warriors were principally on a raid under Ju, only thirty-seven bucks being in the camp with the women and children. The San Carlos scouts, under Captain Crawford and Lieutenants Atwood and Mackey, with A. L. Sebree, McIntosh, and Mackey, the three chiefs of scouts, surrounded the camp before the hostiles were aware of their proximity, and advanced from different points and were near before they were discovered. The scouts secreted themselves behind the rocks and commenced firing upon the camp, creating a perfect panic. A number succeeded in escaping, though nearly all surrendered. Seven were found dead in the camps.

Five Mexican women and a little girl were captured. They were taken from Carmen and Chihuahua, and are now with Crook, in good health.

Everything in the camp was burned or carried off by the scouts. Among the property captured were one hundred ponies and mules, forty being loaded with plunder: saddles, girdles, clothes, silver and gold watches, and several thousand dollars in gold, silver, and greenbacks, showing that they had been very successful in their raids.

After the fight the most of those who escaped came in. Altogether 383 prisoners were taken. The chiefs captured were Chato, Bonite, Geronimo, Nachez, Loco, and Nana. The two latter were long reported dead.

The chiefs say an American boy, six years old, captured a month ago in New Mexico, is with the squaws in the mountains. He is, no doubt, Charlie McComas. Runners were sent out and he was expected in hourly.

fter the fight the command, with the prisoners, marched back to the American side, and the entire command with the prisoners are now encamped on Silver Creek, about sixty miles south of Tombstone. Not one of Crook=s command was lost during the campaign. The courier states that the reason why Crook remains at Silver Creek is that he is awaiting news from the secretary of war as to the disposition to be made of the Indians, as Wilcox, the agent at San Carlos, refused to receive them, and that he will go back to the Sierra Madres after the rest of the hostiles if they do not come in.

In conversation with the courier, he stated that the hostiles had plenty of money. One old squaw, who was the possessor of three $50 bills, made inquiry of Colonel Biddles as to the value of her possessions. Upon being informed that the notes were for $5 each, she grunted and would not negotiate, and pointed with her skinny fingers to the naught after the five on each note. Quite a number of bucks had silver stars and other ornaments beaten out of Mexican dollars on their heads, and several of them American double eagles made into necklaces. A rough estimate of the amount of wealth among them is fully $5,000, and probably more.

The troops and packers of the command state that the place where the capture occurred is the prettiest spot on the earth, and the road to it rougher than mortal man ever trod. Large numbers of the hostiles seemed pleased with the situation, evidently expecting an immediate return to their Aflesh pots@ at San Carlos. The only complaint comes from some of the squaws, whose bucks are among those who escaped.

The officers who were with the expedition state that Crook had surrounded the Indians before they knew of his presence, and that if he had not done so, it would have taken six months and all the men in Arizona to have gotten them.

As an illustration of Crook=s modesty and total absence of fuss and feathers in his make-up, it may be stated that although the fight and capture occurred on the 17th of last month, he leisurely retraced his steps to Camp Supply at Silver Creek, not even sending a courier ahead to signalize his movements. The first intimation had of Crook=s return was the arrival of a lieutenant at Colonel Biddle=s headquarters at 8 a.m., on Sunday the 10th inst., with dispatches for Camp Bowie, the nearest army telegraph station. Upon making inquiry con-cerning the general, who was supposed to be 100 miles distant in the Sierra Madres, imagine the surprise that awaited the camp when informed that Crook was only two hours behind with the captured Apaches.

About 10 o=clock the general rode into camp with an escort, and greeted Colone Biddle with ANice morning, Colonel,@ and straight-way struck out for a wash-basin which he had spied, and was soon engaged in performing his ablutions, after which he threw himself onto a camp stool and engaged himself in conversation about his campaign in an off-hand way, as if hunting the cruelest and fiercest foe on the continent, in the wildest and most inac-cessible country to be found, was a matter of every-day occurrence. A lieutenant, whose name is unknown, was the only person wounded in Crook=s command, and he but slightly.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


It is with sincere feelings of sadness that we chronicle the death of Rev. Jas. E. Platter, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Winfield, and one of the owners of the Occidental Hotel in this city. Rev. Platter died at his home in Winfield on June 12, 1883, at noon.

Our readers will remember the deceased as having conducted a series of meetings in the Presbyterian Church here and making frequent visits to our city in connection with business and friendship.

Mr. Platter had gone to Cincinnati on business, and while there, took down with malarial fever. He insisted on coming home when hardly able to sit up, and it is thought that exposure was the cause of his death.

He was a warm friend of Rev. J. D. Hewett, who is now in Scotland. In fact, the two men were bound together with a devotion equal to David and Jonathan.

Platter was a gentleman of the highest Christian character and a zealous man in the cause of humanity. His zeal was governed by knowledge. It was not the fiery fanatical of the shallow minded bigot, but that cool, calm, and mighty manhood which has the government of self as the basis of all reform. During the prohibition fight in Winfield, Platter conducted himself with that chaste and holy spirit which should govern the disciple of Christ. There were no flaming speeches and threatening denunciations. In fact, Rev. Platter was as near the New Testament ideal of a Christian gentleman as we ever knew on earth.

His own life was the beacon light which shone on all with whom he came in contact. Good health, strong body, well balanced mind, comfortably situated so far as this life was concerned, and yet prepared for the life beyond the stars. The feeble, sickly, miserable men who want to die and to whom death would be a blessing seem to live on while the strong men fall down and die after a few days of illness. It is strange that death should touch the men who are best prepared to live. Wichita Times.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


So far in her history, Erie has been unfortunate in having all the railroads in the country to miss her, but it now seems that Neosho=s favorite but much slighted town is at last to have not only the advantage of railroad facilities but of railroad competition also. Since the Girard, Iola & Topeka railroad went into the hands of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe company, it is generally understood that the latter company will extend the line from Walnut to Earlton by that place and there intersect the K. C. L. & S. K. Railroad, also under the management of the A., T. & S. F. Company. Now news reaches us that a consolidation is about to be effected with the Kansas Railway Company, who now own the Memphis & Northwestern grade from Thayer to Fredonia, built in 1871, with other interests, whereby a road can be built from Fort Scott to Winfield by way of Erie to Thayer, and on above mentioned grade to Fredonia and from there to Howard and on to Winfield. It is the intention in a few years to extend this line of road from Winfield to Camp Supply and on Southwest-wardly to the coast. The people of Erie are perfectly elated over the prospect of either having access to the Fort Scott, Chicago & St. Louis, or a direct connection in the way of a southwestern branch from Ft. Scott to Winfield. If built, this will be one of the most valuable pieces of railroad property in all the southwest.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Wellington is credited with a population of 3660, as reported, and Newton with a population of 3934. Quite sizable cities, almost as large as Winfield, which we score at 3984.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


McPherson county stands at the head of the procession this year on winter wheat, with 107,000 acres, but Cowley leads the State on corn, with 127,000 acres of the most promising corn that ever grew.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


The treasury department has issued an important regulation governing the exportation of cattle from this country. In addition to the quarantine cattle sheds now in use, vessels engaged in transporting cattle will be inspected and disinfected to prevent the germs of contagion from remaining in the apartments in which cattle are shipped. In view of these regulations, it is thought that England will relax her present stringent rules which seriously embarrass our export of live stock.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Our thanks are due to Hon. E. P. McCabe, Auditor of State, for a copy of the report of the Railroad Assessors.

There are in the State of Kansas, 3,870 miles of main line and 444 miles of side track, which is valued at $27,280,516.10, or an average of $7,048.62 per mile. This includes the forty-six lines and branches in the State. The increased valuation over that of last year is $2,192,064.77. One hundred and sixty-nine miles were constructed during the year.

The Assessors also report a total of 3,871.06 miles of telegraph line (one wire) assessed at $70, making a total value of the various lines $270,274.20.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


The secretary of the interior officially informs the secretary of war that the renegade Apaches captured by General Crook are guilty of Amurder, theft, and other crimes,@ and that Athere can be no permanent peace if these Indians are allowed to murder people, steal their stock, and then surrender themselves and return to their agencies to be supported by the government.@ And the stern hearted secretary of the interior adds: AI think the criminals should be held as prisoners and punished for their crimes.@

Secretary Teller adds a wise suggestion that the children of these renegade Apaches be taken from their devoted fathers and mothers and sent to school, the interior department undertaking to furnish school facilities and support them. This plan to depopulate the Apache nurseries of murderers and robbers is a good one, and to hang the Abucks,@ make the squaws work for all they get at the agency, and send the children off to receive white pupils= education, will dispose of the Apache raid business in good shape.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Winfield Shrouded in Morning.

A Noble Citizen Gone.

[Republished by request.]



In accord with a proclamation issued by the Mayor, all business houses were closed during the funeral.

At twelve o=clock on Thursday, an hour and a half before the time set for the services, the Presbyterian Church was crowded with mourning citizens. The pulpit and windows were profusely decorated with flowers and floral emblems, over a background of sombre black. At two o=clock, preceded by the mournful toiling of the bell, the casket was borne up the aisle to the foot of the pulpit by the deacons. The funeral address was delivered by Rev. Hill of Kansas City, amid most impressive silence. Short words of hope and condolence were spoken by Revs. Kelly of Wichita, Price of Wellington, Hendry of Emporia, and Cairns of Winfield, and then the members and citizens filed past the casket and through its plated glass took a last look at the familiar features of their dead pastor and honored friend. After the long lines of people reaching down the aisles and out into the street had filed past, the casket was again taken up, borne to the hearse, and the funeral procession, over a mile in length, moved out to the north cemetery where the hands of many sorrowing friends had strewn flowers, and the grave was lined with green leaves and embanked in nature=s choicest offerings. After a short and feeling prayer, the casket was lowered, and with hearts bowed down in silent grief the mourning citizens returned to their homes, and thus ended the earthly career of our noblest, best, and kindest friendCthe one man in all our acquaintance who was most like the Master he so zealously served, kind, forgiving, earnest, but always firm for the rightCwords are far too weak to express the grief the people feel in such a loss.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


In the last issue of the Telegram, I find the following choice piece of literature, presumably from the pen of that veteran prohibitionist, Hon. (?) C. C. Black, who, while the question of prohibition was before the people for adoption two years ago, championed the measure in the Daily Telegram, and upon the stump as well. Hear him now.


AA business man of this city suggested to us last week the feasibility of Macadamizing Main and other cross streets where the bulk of travel flowed, and thought it would be a good plan to agitate the subject through the columns of the Telegram. We are perfectly willing to agitate the subject. That it would be a great advantage to us and a big advertisement, there can be no doubt. It could be accomplished much cheaper here than elsewhere on account of our abundance of rock. But the cost, how could we meet it? If we had licensed saloons, we could perform this work. But we haven=t. We have free whiskey and free beer, thanks to the prohibitionists, and the city gets nothing, except the privilege, as tax-paying citizens, of going down into their pockets and helping to pay immense bills of cost incurred against the county in whiskey trials which never end in conviction. Yes, let us macadamize Main street, then marshal together the non-progressive, fanatical, whole-hog-or-none element and start them to some other clime.@

Then, his anathemas against the license system were hurled from the rostrum and through his little daily with all the force of his mighty intellect (?), and properly too. He then charged that every dollar paid by the saloon keeper for his license was that much money wrung from the worse than widowed wives and worse than orphaned children; that it represented the tears, the sighs, and the groans of unfortunate humanityCthe victims of the liquor traffic. How eloquently he then sought the pulpit of our churches in which to belabor his opponent, who doubted the propriety of incorporating into our Constitution a measure which would tie the hands of our legislators and take from them the power to regulate the sale of liquor by law. How he appealed then to our farmers to stand solid against a system which paid the taxes for rich bankers and merciless shylocks, and forced our farmers to bear the burdens of the prosecutions the result of the liquor traffic. Oh! How eloquently (?) he appealed to our wives and mothers to use their influence with us, so that we should vote for prohibition, and thus close up the saloons of Winfield, which furnished a loafing place to their husbands and sons when in town; where they became the associates of the lewd, the vile, and base men who found shelter in such places. Ah! The writer remembers only too well the arguments then used by the editor of that paper in order to secure votes for prohibition. Then, with him, it was anything so we divorced ourselves from the accursed system in vogue, the license system. The arguments then used were sound, and the people voted as he then talked. It is true that this editor was then a candidate for the State Senate in this county. It is also true that his opponent was what he called and what he denounced as a whiskeyite. And yet the people trusted the pledges of his opponent, who claimed to have some regard for his official oath, rather than trust the professions of this editor. And the result has justified their action.

While his opponent has stood like a solid wall favorable to the enforcement of the Constitution of the people, this editor, true to his nature, has returned to his wallow and vomit and regales his readers with such nauseating hogwash as the above.

He, probably more than any other man in Cowley County, is responsible for the present condition of things; because, that paper being the mouth-piece of Democracy, by its tone and management then, moulded Democratic public opinion favorable to prohibition, and it was carried by an immense majority in this county. But political convictions rest lightly on Democratic shoulders in this county. The most of them are renegades and traitors from the Republican party, driven out as a rule because they were unfit to be trusted with office or power, and because they will stay with no party unless the hope of office is held out to them. Hence, when this editor found that prohibition mouthings would not secure Republican votes; when this editor found that Balaam=s ass could not be covered up with the prohibition squawk so as to catch Republican votes, than Balaam=s ass simply went back where he belonged, and set up the revolt against prohibition, hoping thereby to strengthen his party by drawing from the Republicans all those men who would rather every man in Cowley County went to Hell so long as they escaped the burdens of city government.

Two years ago it will be remembered that this Democratic sheet, whose editor was then soliciting votes, told the people that the license system was a fraud upon them; that the city licensed saloons and received the money with which to pay its municipal expenses, and that thereby our banks, merchants, and money sharks, who habitually violated God=s law by grinding the faces of the poor, escaped taxation. He also told us that 89 percent of all crime was chargeable to the license system, and that the cities received all the fees therefor, while the whole people of the county had to pay the expenses made by such cities in thus licensing that which produced the crime and expense.

Was he honest then in his professions, or was he after votes? Is he honest now, or is he after votes? The impartial observer will be inclined to think he was after votes then, and that he is after them now; then for himself, and now for his party. But it will be a cold day, I think, before this acrobatic philosopher will be able to induce the farmers of this county to lend him their aid to take city taxation from the shoulders of men who are able and ought to bear their own burdens, and place it on their own.

Such twaddle will catch the average Democrat, but Republicans cannot be caught with that kind of political fodder. He who denounces prohibition, advocates licensed saloons thereby; he who advocates saloon license, wants advantages for the taxpayers of the city not enjoyed by the farmers and people of the country. License means all of the costs of the liquor traffic to the whole people of the county, with the revenue derived therefrom for the benefit of the people of the cities.

And the people of the country now sing:

AOnce I was blind but, thank God, now I see,

And such specious sophistries can never more deceive me.@



Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


An old land mark in this city is obliterated. The old well in the center of 9th Avenue, just west of Main, is filled up. This was the first well ever made within the present city limits, dating from the spring of 1870. In that year it was a great institution, supplying everybody on the town site, and on the Fourth of July it was in constant use, supplying water for all the teams in the county.




Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


As will be seen by our dispatches, Dorsey & Co., were acquitted by the star route jury. This is the second acquittal of the principal actors, and what will now interest a curious public most in the matter is, how shall we dispose of Mr. Rerdell, who insists that he is guilty. Topeka Capitalist.

That is easy enough. The jury has already decided that his testimony in the matter is a lie, and of course his evidence against himself cannot be believed, and he must be acquitted.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Public sympathy at Washington seems to be with the star route defendants. The crowd cheered the verdict of acquittal, cheered the jury, and would no doubt have cheered Dorsey and Brady had those gentlemen taken enough interest in the verdict to have been present.

A big steam yacht is coming to be a necessary luxury with the millionaires. The Cramps of Philadelphia, builders of Jay Gould=s Atlanta, have just contracted to build an iron steam yacht 225 feet long ffor William Astor, and are to begin next fall on another yacht for James Gordon Bennett.

John Ambler Smith, on behalf of the colored citizens of the Cherokee Nation, has filed a protest with the secretary of the interior against the payment to Bushyhead and associates of $300,000 for lands ceded to the government by the Cherokees. The secretary will give the matter careful consideration.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.



Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Will sell you a better farm for less money than any other man in Southern Kansas. Come and see. No charge made for showing lands. [ABOUT 12 ITEMS LISTED IN AD.]


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Cyrus M. Scott was up from his sheep ranch Monday on business.

Tom Wright=s herd of town cows now numbers about three hundred.

Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

The water mains are being laid along Main Street to Twelfth Avenue.

The races on the Fourth will be a very exciting part of the program.

Mr. and Mrs. Albro and Mrs. Shenneman returned from the east Friday.

Anyone going east will find it to their interest to call at the K. C., L. & S. Depot.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


S. H. Myton will build his brick block right away after harvest. It will be a mammoth one.

Senator Hackney has put the building taken from Judge Torrance=s Main Street lot on his Ninth Avenue lot.

Young Robert Hudson and company are starting out in business for themselves. They are wide awake and will make a success.

Wm. B. Norman, Udall=s live real estate agent, sold the G. M. Napier quarter section to Smith and Hildebrand for $1,100 Friday.

Dr. Mendenhall returned from the East Saturday, where he has been during the past three weeks attending the session of the American Medical Society.

The members of the Band and their immediate friends will enjoy a regular Acow camp@ dinner at the Park on the Fourth, under the supervision and management of N. C. Myers.

The W. C. T. U. will meet in the lecture room of the Presbyterian Church Saturday next, June 23, at 5 o=clock. All members are earnestly requested to be present, as business of importance will come before the meeting.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

The Fuller and Torrance business block now going up on Main Street is to be one hundred and twenty-five feet deep and two stories high. The plans were executed by Irv. Randall and are beauties in form and finish.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

M. H. Markcum returned last week from Manhattan where he attended the commence-ment exercises of the Agricultural College. He furnishes us an excellent synopsis of the proceedings, which we hope soon to have space for.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Mrs. Vermilye, mother of the Vermilye boys, in Pleasant Valley Township, had the misfortune to fall down a flight of stairs last week, severely injuring herself. She is getting along nicely so far, and we hope may speedily recover.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Messrs. Jas. M. Dever and S. S. Holloway are agents for a new drill attachment, consisting of a lot of rollers which follow each drill and press the ground down on the wheat. It is said to be a sure cure for winter-killing, and to save seed.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Bob White brought in on Monday a stalk of corn from the field of D. Eastman, which stands seven feet high, and the leaves straightened up reach over eight feet high. It is a large, thick stalk, and Mr. White says there are plenty more of them in the same field.

Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

J. S. Johnson is the pluckiest man in Kansas. He returned from Texas to defend his rights in a lawsuit and protect his bondsmen, and finding the Walnut too high to cross, he built a ATexas Clipper,@ and sailed down the river to Winfield. Douglass Index.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

J. E. Searls appears on our streets again with a milk wagon. He was the first, original, and only milkman in our city for years, and it seems much like old times to have him back again. He has set up a corral out on the prairies, bought a pump, and has opened out in full blast.



Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Riverside Park is the most beautiful, cool, and inviting place in Southern Kansas. It will be a delightful place for the celebration, and the arrangement for putting the teams in the fair grounds will leave the Park entirely free for the dinner and for people to enjoy themselves in. Police will be furnished to look after everything.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Alonzo D. Penland, of Udall, has planted 120 bushels of large onions and seven bushels of sets of the English Multiplier variety and one acre of Weathersfield, the whole occupying seven acres, and they are growing finely. Mr. Penland expects to harvest 1,500 bushels of large onions and 400 bushels of sets if they do fairly well.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Dr. Cooper and wife, formerly of Winfield, but who have been visiting in Florida for the purpose of improving health, have returned and are spending a few days with the fmily of S. M. Wilson, living one mile north of this place. Mulvane Herald.

The Doctor has been very sick there and will probably not return. Kansas is good enough for him.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

We had, last Saturday, a short call from an old and much prized friend of the writer, Mr. Jacob T. Hackney, of Winfield. Uncle Jake is one in the thousand, met with here and there Aadown the hill of time,@ who leaves you better, stronger, and more hopeful, for having chatted with him. Mr. and Mrs. Hackney are visiting their sons near Wellington.



Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Mr. Harrison Dailey of the firm of W. H. Smith & Co., proprietors of the large and extensive nurseries at New Carlisle, Ohio, is new in this couty, with a force of canvassers, taking orders for fruit trees and shrubbery to be delivered this fall. Mr. Dailey comes highly recommended as a gentleman of the strictest integrity, in whose statements the utmost confidence can be placed, and we can assure those who deal with this firm they will receive from them just what they order.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

The Telegram does Mr. Ed. Nicholson an injustice in its account of his horse-thief capture last week. He was not Asent out@ by Sheriff Gary. He was on his way home, and took in the thieves on his own account. Instead of being Asent out@ by Mr. Gary, he Asent in@ for the said Gary post haste, the messenger being Captain Stubblefield, with the information that he had two horse thieves surrounded and desired the Sheriff to come out and assist in the capture. The Asheriff@ never put in an appearance until the thieves were safe at the jail doorsCprobably because he was too busy to go himself and had no one to Asend.@ Our Sheriff evidently prefers Asending someone out@ to getting in the way of trouble himself. His administration reminds us of that of one of Cowley=s early sheriffs who, when fleeing from an irate citizen who was attempting to caress him with a club, looked back over his shoulder and wailed, ADon=t strike! Don=t strike!! If you strike, I=ll bring the majesty of the law to bear upon you!@ The citizen struck, but only caught the tail of a coat as it whipped around the corner.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Col. M. M. Samuel sold his celebrated Spring Brook Farm for a handsome sum and will undoubtedly invest in Cowley County. The Colonel thinks that southwestern Kansas bids fair to become the most desirable place for investment in the West. We hope this whole-souled gentleman will locate for life with us, as the latch string is always out at his house and nowhere in all this land could one find a more enjoyable place to spend an hour. The Colonel, though an Aold war horse,@ retains all the vigor and vivacity of youth, and we trust that his years will be many yet, to enjoy the good things of this world, where he has acted so honorable and worthy a part.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

One of our leading dry goods houses has a very gentlemanly and obliging clerk, but withal a little zealous in representing goods. Some time ago two ladies called into the store to look over the patterns. He got out his dress patterns, and after showing up the good qualities of this and that one, finally handed one out with the remark that he knew it was just lovely, as a lady had been in the store the day before wearing one and the fit and style was as perfect as he had ever seen. The ladies took the pattern, examined it, and were horrified to find that it contained the plans and specifications for a suit of ladies underwear. The clerk will end his mercantile career on the Fourth of July.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Rev. Tucker came over from Ottawa Friday with the plans and specifications of a magnificent new church which they expect to erect at once. He wants to build it of Cowley County stone, if possible. By the way, these Methodist ministers are the most indefatigable church builders in the world. They no sooner finish up a new church in one town than they move on to another and repeat the operation. They are all church architects as well as faithful workers for Christianity and morality. This would be a poor world without Methodist ministers.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

The grading on the race track at the new fair ground is almost completed. It is raised on the outside and slopes toward the inner edge, making what is known to horse-men as a Adish-track.@ The track will cost when finished, about five hundred dollars, and had it not been for the favorable Alay of the land,@ two thousand dollars would not have made a better one. It will be the best in the State, and reflects much credit on Superintendent Kretsinger. It will be opened to the public for the first time on the fourth of July.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Judge Torrance held a short special session of court Monday morning, and a motion in the McCommon assignment case was argued and overruled.

The court also ordered a transcript of the evidence in the Colgate case.

J. Wade McDonald was appointed guardian adlitem of R. F. Mansfield in the case of Josephine E. Mansfield against Hattie P. Mansfield and others. Another short term will be held on July 12th.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Since our last issue, Judge Gans has issued to the following parties


H. B. Lester to Mary Alberding.

Richard Curtis to Ida M. Thorp.

S. A. Chappell to M. D. Rief.

Charles Parker to Louisa Cottingham.

Joseph Anglemyer to Lydia Draper.

A. J. Wood to Cynthia Standiford.

John S. Phillips to Mollie E. Cogswell.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Messrs. Kerr Blair and Ewert of Nevada, Ohio, and Mr. P. H. Albright, of Winfield, will soon open a new bank in this city. The high standing and excellent business qualifications and wide acquaintance of Mr. Albright will insure the new firm a good business from the start.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

The benefit concert given Mrs. Jewel Tuesday evening, was a success despite the many postponements on account of weather. A large audience was present and the exercises were highly appreciated.



Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Mrs. M. L. Read entertained the young friends of her niece, Miss Nellie Hammer, on last Monday evening, at her pleasant home. A delightful time is reported and delightful refreshements were provided.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Prof. F. G. Marvin, of the University of Kansas, will be at Winfield on Wednesday, July 11th, to hold an examination of applicants for admission to the University. This seems to be a new departure.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

District 119 had a warm fight Monday over changing the site of the schoolhouse. The vote was a tie, and the judges decided to hold a new election. There will be blood on the moon until is over.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

At the rate the corn is growing this week, P. H. Albright & Co., will have to pay about $20 for the big stalk they have offered $1 a foot for.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

MARRIED. At New Salem, June 14, by Rev. C. P. Graham, Mr. Samuel A. Chapell and Mrs. Maggie D. Rief. All of New Salem.



Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Dr. Cooper has returned from Florida and now lies quite ill at the residence of his father-in-law at Mulvane.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Rev. J. N. McClung of Wellington will occupy the Presbyterian pulpit in this city next Sunday.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

On account of sickness the M. E. S. School concert is postponed until the first of September next.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Misses Ida and Lizzie McDonald returned last week from the east.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Mrs. Fred N. Dickey is at Independence visiting her sister.



Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Cowley County Normal Institute.

Opens Monday, June 25th, 1883, at the Public School building in Winfield.

Director: Prof. Bud T. Davis, State Normal School.

Assistants: Prof. A. Gridley, Jr., Chanute; Prof. E. T. Trimble, Winfield.

For particulars and course of study, address A. H. Limerick, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

A New Jewelry Firm.

Robert Hudson, Jr., & Co., will start in the Jewelry house lately vacated by Farrager, with a large and fresh stock of goods. The new business will open up on the first of July.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Baird, the Peanut man, has a new steam peanut roaster which is run by a little engine. It has a whistle and no smoke stack, and attracts considerable attention.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Someone pulled up and burned a fence around a quarter section of land in Windsor Township Saturday night. The fence belonged to Mr. Woods, a friend of R. F. Burden. Two small houses were also burned, together with some furniture. The row is a kind of neighborhood affair; and savors somewhat of the old claim jumping feuds of early days. Whoever the offenders are, they should be brought to justice speedily. This county has long outgrown such procedure.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Something About Santa Fe.

My first impressions of Santa Fe were anything but favorable. Winding around among sand hills and patches of soap weed, we came upon it suddenly; so suddenly as to almost startle me. Lying at the foot of giant mountains whose caps are eternal snow, the city in itself looks insignificant.

While the ladies and older persons in the party took carriages, the younger members started for town on foot. Here, as elsewhere in this country, they found that distances were Amighty deceivin=.@ It took half an hour to walk a hundred yards.

Apart from its historic interest, Santa Fe is much like other Mexican towns. Here we met the same patient, ambling little burro, driven by the same stolid-faced Agreaser@ that first attracted our attention in Las Vegas. They seemed to have preceded us across the mountains and brought their mud houses and crooked streets along. It is a mystery to us how they preserve relationships and property interests in New Mexico. Everyone and everything looks alike, and apparently everyone is named AJesus Maria.@ It is the John Smith of the territory.

The San Franciscan chapel was first visited. It is very oldCtwo hundred years or more, they say. It is an old adobe built in the form of a cross. Around it is being built a fine stone cathedral intended, we suppose, to protect it from the ravages of time. To insure this an adobe should be built around the cathedral. There is nothing so very remarkable in this old chapel. The high altars in the three wings of the building are gaudy with gilt and tinsel, against a background of carved figures, very ugly. All around on the walls were paintings and carvings in wood representing the crucifixion, some of them brought over from Spain hundreds of years ago. Age was their only virtue. In design and execution they would ruin the reputation of the artist who frescoes the barn yard fence with a bucket of paint and a broom. A niche in the wall was covered with a curtain. Some of the ladies, true to feminine curiosity, were bound to see what was behind that curtain, but started back when it was pulled aside. It contained a glass case in which was the wax figure of a man, full size, laid out in burial robes. As the remains were not labeled, we did not learn what saint the effigy was intended to represent, or why his memory was preserved in such strange form.

The old church of San Miguel is viewed with more interest perhaps than any other in America. Certain for three hundred years, and no one knows for how much longer, this church has stood Athe altar of a people=s hope.@ From the outside it looks like a big sod house with pebbles mixed up in the mud. From the inside it is long and narrow. It is supposed to have been built in 1640 and partially destroyed in the revolt of the Pueblo Indians in 1680, and rebuilt in 1710 by AThe Admiral Don Jose Chacon Medina Salazar Villasenor, Knight of the Order of Santiago, Governor and Captain General of this Kingdom of New Mexico, etc. The building is supported by a beam on which is carved the date and several sections of his name.

When one starts to enter the old church, he is brought suddenly to the recollection that he is still in the United States by a young Mexican who stands at the door and collects toll at the rate of twenty-five cents per head. It was a new way of passing the contribution box, which was very successful.

Scrambling up an old ladder, we had a good view of the town from the top of the old church. The roof is of dirt and has a little belfry at one end in which hangs an old bellCtwice as old as the bell which rang out tidings of the declaration of Independence.

Looking down from the roof just alongside the church, we see the oldest residence in AmericaCa house in which human beings were living when this was an Aundiscovered country.@ In olden times the entrance was made by ladder to the roof, then the ladder was pulled up and let down by a hole in the roof, and the occupants were secure from all intrusion. Its walls are thick and ceilings low, the upper one being scarcely high enough to stand up straight under. It has little mud fireplaces built in the corner of each room, mud floors, mud roof, mud walls, mud everything.

The long, low building on the north side of the plaza, painted white, is the Apalace.@ It has been the seat of government here continuously for two hundred years. It has earned its title and is by right a Apalace.@ Here Governor Lionel A. Shelden holds forth, and here are found piles of rusty old records containing the history of New Mexico through all its changes and vicissitudes. In the times to come they will prove a mine of wealth to the patient historian. After all, Santa Fe is a strange and interesting place, and I would fain have remained a week had circumstances permitted. With the railroad has come a change in the people, the customs, and manners, and those who would see Santa Fe as an old, quaint, and curious place, must see it soon.

Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Program of the Day=s Doings.

At sunrise on the morning of the Fourth, the artillery will inaugurate the festivities of the day by a salute.

The procession will form on Main Street, right resting on Tenth Avenue, at 10 o=clock a.m., in the following order.

Mayor and City officers.

Courier Cornet Band.

Posts of Grand Army of the Republic.

St. John=s Battery.

Societies in Regalia.

Citizens in wagons and on horseback.

The procession will enter Riverside Park at the east gate, drive to the center, unload, and then drive on to the open ground in the west of the Park, where they can be quarteresd. Such as desire can drive on through the west Park gate, across the road into the Fair Ground Park, where teams may be placed. Persons must carefully avoid damages to trees in either park.

There will be addresses and a basket picnic dinner at the park, which will be followed by trotting, pacing, and running races, games, etc., on the Fair Grounds, as follows.

1st. Mixed pacing and trotting race, free for all county horses, best two in three mile heatsC10 percent entrance. Four to enter, three to start. 1st, $45.00; 2nd, $22.50; 3rd, $7.00.

2nd. Running race, free for all, half mile dashC10 percent entrance. 1st, $15.00; 2nd, $10.50.

3rd. Slow mule race, free for all, half mile dash, change riders, last mule out gets $5.00.

4th. Tub race, winner takes $3.00.

5th. Sack race, $2.50 to boss runner.

6th. Base ball Tournament for a premium ball and bat, $5.00.

7th. Potato race, 1st, $3.00; 2nd, $2.00.

8th. Apple string; the one who bites the apple gets $1.00.

9th. Wheelbarrow race, blindfolded; one who wheels closest to stake gets $1.00.

10th. Greased pole; he who climbs it gets the $5 gold piece on top.

11th. Glass ball shoot, $5. Premium. $1.00 entrance feeCbest shot takes 50 percent of premium and entrance money; second best, 25 percent; third 15 percent; fourth, 10 percent.

At 4 o=clock the sham battle will take place on the Fair Grounds under the direction of Col. Whiting, marshal of the day, participated in by the 1st Kansas light artillery and sevesral posts of the G. A. R.

The Courier Band will furnish music during the day.

In the evening there will be a grand flambeau procession of 200 men, bearing Roman candles and accompanied by illuminated balloon ascensions.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Mrr. W. T. Curtis, general agent of the Temperance Mutual Benefit Union of Kansas, has been canvassing in this city and vicinity for that institution, and the plan takes like wild fire as soon as it is understood. He has already taken about sixty 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, treasurer; W. T. Curtis, state agent; Judge G. W. Carey, legal advisor; R. M. Mitchell, M. D., medical advisor; C. E. Wheeler, secretary.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Dr. and Mrs. Mendenhall returned last Saturday from an extended visit to Cleveland, Mt. Polaski, Illinois, and Kansas City.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

In Memoriam.

At a regular session of Winfield Lodge No. 20, I. O. G. T., held Friday evening, June 15th, 1883, the following resolutions were presented by the committee >In Memoriam= and unanimously adopted:

AAnd they buried him in the City of David among the Kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God and toward his house.@

When a good man passes out from among his fellows to face the realities of the life beyond, it is meet and fitting that those left behind should pay tribute to his memory, not because of advantage to the dead, but to stimulate the living to an appreciation of those nobler qualities which gave him whose memory we cherish the high place he occupied in our esteem.

As members of Winfield Lodge No. 20, I. O. G. T., standing reverently and with uncovered heads before the memory of our beloved brother, REV. JAMES E. PLATTER, we point to the life of unswerving devotion to the right; of kindly sacrifices for the welfare of his fellow men; of leadership in the rugged paths of truth and duty, cut off in the very beginning of its usefulness; and while we drop a tear of affectionate remembrance upon his grave, rejoice that we can say to our membership, and the friends that knew him but to love, emulate his sterling qualities of mind and soul that your end may be like his, full of honor, but a loss which an entire community mourns as irreparable.

We mingle our tears with those who mournCwith the bereaved wife, children, and mother, and feeling words too feeble to express our sorrow or heal the gaping wounds of their affliction, tenderly commend them to Him who ruleth upon the land and upon the sea, and who has promised to be their Friend and Helper in their hour of need.

Resolved, That the Charter of the Lodge be draped in mourning, and a mourning badge be worn upon each regalia for a period of thirty days next after the adoption of these resolutions.

Resolved, That an engrossed copy of these resolutions be presented to the bereaved family, and that copies be furnished the Winfield papers for publication.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Mrs. Jewett is visiting friends in Topeka.

Singing every Sunday afternoon for the benefit of the Sabbath school.

Health good, town improving, and business lively; but items of interest rather scarce.

The ARoyal Templars@ have organized a society at Udall and propose building a hall in the near future.

Mrs. Gray has gone to Berton to visit her parents, and Harry lifts his hat to the ladies and says: ASpeak to me! I am a widower, now.@

Mrs. Worden, of Vermont, sent Mrs. Martin as handsome a bouquet of roses last week as has been our good fortune to see this season, consisting of twenty-seven varieties, including the mammoth rose, which was a beauty.

Have had a little hot spell, we are looking for some glorious weahter between now and Independence Day. If there is the least probability of rain when you go the Fourth, take an umbrella or you may have to swarm in like drowning cats with your summer finery ruined.

Not such much rain this week as last, and the farmers are very busy. They have commenced harvesting the golden grain which is long headed and large grained, but very short straws. The present estimate is a very good crop. Vegetables of all kinds are plentiful. Corn is doing well. UNCLE FRANK.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Arkansas City Items.

John T. Gooch left for Otoe Agency last Wednesday.

We now have telephonic connection with Geuda Springs.

The stone and brick work on Highland Hall is nearing completion.

The bridge across the Arkansas couth of town has been repaired and is now in good shape.

Prof. C. F. Atkinson and family have gone East to spend the summer. The Professor has been engaged to take charge of the schools here next winter.

The social at the residence of Dr. Kellogg on Wednesday evening of last week was one of the most enjoyable gatherings of the season. The Doctor and Mrs. Kellogg are adepts in the art of entertainment.

Our social circle has been sadly broken into by the departure of Miss Maggie Burrows for her home in Iowa last Thursday. During the past year Miss Burrows has been engaged in our school and has given universal satisfaction. She leaves many friends who sincerely regret her departure.

C. M. Scott is spoken of as candidate for the office of Sunday School Superintendent. Scott is a rustler, and although he has not had much experience in that kind of work, never having attended Sunday School until last Sunday, he will, when called upon by the people to assume the responsibilities of the office, discharge his duties to the best of his ability.

DIED. On last Wednesday morning Howard, the colored porter at the Leland Hotel, died very suddenly, and was buried on the afternoon of the same day. He had not been well for some time, but his disease, pleurisy, was not supposed to be of a nature calculated to cause so sudden a death. It is reported that it has been discovered since his death that he had been robbed of something over a hundred dollars. This report, taken with the haste with which he was buried, looks a little strange to some people. Is there anything suspicious about it?

June 14th, 1883. JULIA.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


No marriages, deaths, nor births in this locality late.

Some of the farmers find it more profitable to make butter than to sell cream at present prices.

The Mite Society met at Mr. Chance=s last Wednesday and was a success. The next meeting is at Mrs. A. T. Gay=s.

About 360 acres of land have been put under fence this spring in District 46. A little more of that class of improvements will affect the rope market.

Wheat is being put in shock as fast as machines can cut it. Corn is getting too big to plow. Oats will make a good crop. Wheat will average with other years.

Letters from Mr. and Mrs. Green, who left here for Indiana a week or so ago, say they are homesick. Things don=t look quite so thrifty in the Hoosier state as here.

Our farmers have been delayed with their work this spring by the frequent rains, consequently corn fields are full of weeds, harvest at hand, and no help for the corn; yet we are far ahead of eastern states where they had not finished planting on the 6th. X.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

BIRTH. Mrs. Perry has a fine boy.

Weather very warm at present. Grain doing finely.

Irwin Dousman has returned from his visit in Labette, and says he had an excellent time.

Some of our young people attended the social up at the Walnut Valley Church on Friday eve.

New potatoes, beets, turnips, etc., are on the farmer=s bill of fare at present. Harvest will begin with some this coming week.

Mrs. Joe Baker and Mrs. Hoyland have returned from the Springs very much benefitted in health, and oh! so glad to get home again.

Mr. Berkey and Miss Hunt of Winfield made a short but pleasant little visit to the Hoyland family and Miss Randall on Friday, and Miss Randall accompanied them back to the city.

Sunday school quite interesting. Singing at Praire Home last Sabbath conducted by Mr. Thomas. The young people are anxious to secure his services as teacher and think they can get up quite a class in vocal music. Hope they will succeed.

MARRIED. New Salem is not behind hand in the hymeneal way as there is another wedding to chronicle this week. On Thursday evening at 9:30 in the home of the bride=s mother and brother, there was a quiet wedding, only the relatives of the contracting parties and two or three other guests being present. The happy looking bride was Mrs. Maggie Rief (daughter of Mrs. Wolf) and the gay and festive groom was Mr. S. A. Chapell. [NOTE: IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, THE MARRIAGE LICENSE ARTICLE SHOWED HIS NAME AS CHAPPELL...EVIDENTLY A MISTAKE!]

The knot was tied by Rev. C. P. Graham, and after the congratulations were over, the merry party left the cozy parlor and repaired to the dining room where the table literally groaned =neath its weight of goodies, which consisted of an excellent supper with the delicacies of the season, and a mixed assortment of confectionery. Full justice was done to the many good things, and all seemed satisfied that the bride understood the culinary art, if she ordered the good things spread before them. I will try and give a list of the presents.

Mrs. Chapell, Jr., was the recipient of a handsome necklace from the husband of her choice, while he received a beautiful solid locket as a watch charm from his charming bride.

From the bride=s mother, to each a beautiful napkin ring, also a set of napkins.

From the bride=s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Watsonberger, set of silver knives and forks.

From the groom=s parents, a handsome table castor.

Mr. Sutton, a beautiful celluloid toilet set, in nice case.

From Mr. Will Sutton, a lovely napkin ring.

From Miss Mollie Chapell, butter knife, sugar spoon, and mustard spoon.

From Mr. W. B. Hoyland and his sister, Tirzah, a large, handsome album.

I think this comprises all the presents.

They were thankfully received, and music helped chase away gloomy thoughts, if there were any. The single guests were provided with some cake to dream out their destiny by placing it beneath their pillowCbut alas! had the cake no magical power to bring visions of heroes to visit us in dreamland. To the partners lately joined, may they sometimes give one thought to the associates left in Asingle blessedness.@ Peace, happiness, and prosperity attend thee, dear friends. On the following day all were invited to the reception at Mr. Chapell=s, and everything there was intended to add to the happiness of the merry guests. A sumptuous dinner was served, and Aall went merry as a marriage bell.@ The illness of Mrs. Chapell, Senior, was regretted. At present writing she is much better. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


At a meeting of the session of the 1st Presbyterian church at Winfield, Kansas, held June 18th, 1883, the following resolutions were adopted.

WHEREAS, It has pleased God in his wise yet inscrutable providence to remove from our midst to his heavenly home our Pastor, the Rev. James E. Platter, who has been with us almost from the very origin of this church, and whose care and fidelity more than all other human agencies has been the cause of the growth and prosperity of this church, we would record here our sense of the greatness of our loss and our estimate of his character; we regarded him as an able expounder of the Scriptures, a man who loved and studied the Word of God with a devout mind and a deep desire to know the truth. He was an able preacher; he set forth the doctrines of the Gospel clearly and urged them upon the mind and conscience of his hearers with great earnestness and a studious endeavor to convince the understanding, warm the heart, and thus bring all to Christ. He was a good pastor, eminently large hearted, ready in his sympathies, able to comfort the sorrowing, instruct the ignorant, guide the inquiring, and gently yet firmly reprove the erring, ever telling by his instructions the way to heaven and showing by his example how to walk in it. He was a good citizen, always interested in all things pertaining to the welfare of the community, anxious for the development of all that was good, and ready to assist liberally with his means. We mourn his loss with deep sorrow that is personal to each of us. We record with pleasure the fact that in all our intercourse with him as pastor, he was ever kind, honorable and true, seeking the good of the church and the welfare of us all, Therefore be it

Resolved, That we extend to the widow and the orphaned children and the bereaved mother our deepest sympathy. Our prayer is that God may bless them all with the infinite riches of His grace, and that they may be sustained in this hour of trial and reach the home of heaven when God shall call.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the deceased as an expression of our appreciation of his Christian character, and of our sympathy with them in their bereavement.

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the session records, and that a copy be furnished each of the City papers for publication.

By order of session. J. W. CURNS, Clerk.

JAMES KIRK, Acting Moderator.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

A Card.

To the Citizens of Winfield and Vicinity:

DEAR FRIENDS: It will be impossible for us to meet you and thank you personally for the tender sympathy and the kindness you have shown us in our mutual affliction, so we take this opportunity of expressing to you our gratitude. From the first of our anxiety and sorrow to the present we have experienced a succession of kindnesses from you all that has alleviated the severest pangs of our sorrows and brightened our darkest moments. These expressions of your love for him who has gone from us, have been to us bright evidences of your appreciation of him as a pastor, friend, and citizen. We have left our beloved one at rest amidst the flowers of your love and the leaves of your sympathy. In his own words, AYou have refreshed another weary pilgrim on his way.@

Affectionately yours,




Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Udall News.

D. D. Kelly is selling lots of farm implements.

We are informed that Smith and Hildebrnd have purchased, through our real estate agent, Wm. B. Norman, the James Napier quarter of land.

Lewis Fitzsimmons has surveyed and platted his ground north of town, which will hereafter be known as Fitzsimmons= addition to Udall.

The Congregational Church expects to give a call to the Rev. James Brunker to be their pastor. He is a good worker and they will do well to secure his services.

Udall is still booming. The bonds for a new schoolhouse were voted almost unani-mously. Four new residences are now tending toward completion, viz.: A. J. Werden=s, James T. Dale=s, James Napier=s, and S. D. Randall=s. I GUESS.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.


Go to Wallis & Wallis for the Frank Liddles Soap. A washboard must not be used, and as the wash water must only be lukewarm, a small kettle answers for a large wash. Full directions with each bar of soap.

Notice. The York Nursery Co., of Fort Scott, well known to the citizens of Cowley County, are now soliciting orders for their fall trade, and their salesmen are authorized to make good any loss sustained by their patrons, caused by errors in filling their bills, either in shortage or for stock in any way damaged when received, and we hope by fair dealing to have your further patronage in the future as in the past.

J. F. WILLETT, Secretary, York Nursery Co.


Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Attention, Comrades!

The next regular meeting of the Winfield Post No. 85, G. A. R., will occur on Wednesday, June 27th, at 8 o=clock p.m., at Odd Fellows Hall. All members are hereby earnestly requested to be present, as business of importance will come before the meeting. This notice means come. Regular meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.

By order of H. W. STUBBLEFIELD, Commander.

Attest: J. E. SNOW, Adjutant.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


George Crook entered West Point in 1848, so that he is, we judge, about 51 years old. He was put out in California as soon as he graduated, and served at once against the Indians, whom he has now known for thirty years. He was wounded with an arrow twenty-five years ago. The rebellion called him away from eight years of Indian encounters to the contest of civilized forces, and he began in West Virginia, was wounded there, was promoted for gallant service at Antietem, then served in the Western armies at the head of a division of cavalry, was at Chickmauga, broke up the guerrillas, went on several raids, served under Sheridan, and was taken prisoner by his subsequent brother-in-law most inhospitably at Cumberland, but very soon released. He was in all Sheridan=s great battles, commanded all the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac for awhile, and was in the big pursuit to Appomattox. At the close of the war he was a lieutenant colonel, and from that time to this has been the eagle of Indian fighters.

When the writer saw him last he was a long, lean man, loosely put together, with a rather shy, strange face, as if he had partly turned into an Indian. He is an Ohio boy. Anything wild seems tame to Crook. He wants no friends, and can do with very little family. During the war he became much interested in Mary Daily, a young lady of good family living in Western Maryland, but from Virginia people living about Moorefield. Her people sympathized with the South, and she had a brother, a member of McNeil=s semi-guerrilla band. This young scapegrace, finding that Gen. Crook and Gen., Kelly stopped at his father=s hotel in CumberlandCthe former paying attention to his sisterCslipped into the hotel and captured the two generals in the midst of their troops, forced them out of the lines at the point of the pistol and took them to Richmond. Crook was soon released, probably through the intercession of his captor. He afterward married Miss Daily, and she has been with him in a good many strange places in the West. His young captor afterward became a sutler at his camp, not wholly to Crook=s liking, for he was very sensitive about connecting his reputation with commercial schemes.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


Certainly Crook is all right. He is not a headlong charger like Custer, who took great chances, trusted to courage and good luck to carry him through safely; but a calculating, scientific soldier such as Thomas was, and also Sheridan. He is more like Sheridan in his methods than any other of the great generals of the war. In reality Sheridan was a cool, methodical man, but when his plans were all perfected, and he had made abundant provision for every contingency, he executed with a terrific vim that carried everything before it; like a cyclone. Crook, it will be found, has taken very few chances. He knew before hand where he was going, and about what he would have to encounter, and he undoubtedly provided amply for both. When he gets through with the work he set out to do, it will be like Sheridan=s campaign in the Shenandoah, no one will ever have to do over it again.

Topeka Blade.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Government Attorney Merrick=s closing speech to the star route jury was nine days long and covers 283 pages of the record. The entire report of the trial covers over 6,000 printed pages, and comprises four and one quarter million of words. It is no wonder the jury returned a verdict of acquittal.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

It would seem that the commonest kind of common sense ought to prevent a man from buying trash simply because he can get a big pack for 25 cents. Sheridan=s Cavalry Condition Powder=s are strictly pure, and are worth a barrel of such stuff. Sold by Quincy A. Glass, Winfield.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Chester and Hattie Nash have gone into the silk culture. They have over 500 silk worms that are doing finely. We shall watch this experiment with much interest, and hope that this is but the beginning of an industry that will give lucrative employment to many of our people. Douglass Index.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

If any of the readers of this paper are growing deaf, let them get at once a bottle of Johnson=s Anodyne Liniment. Rub well behind the ears and put a little into the eary with a feather. Sold by Quincy A. Glass, Winfield.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

PULMONRA, Is a Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry, etc., and for the Speedy Cure of all Throat and Lung diseases cannot be excelled, for Incipient Consumption it is a certain cure. It also affords great relief to Consumptive patients in advanced stages of the disease. If you have a Cough or Cold, this remedy will cure you in every instance. It does not dry up the Cough and leave the Inflammation behind, but loosens the phlegm and relaxes the tissues, enabling nature to assist in effecting a cure. Price 25 and 50 cents. For sale by Brown & Sons.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


AKRON, June 26, 1883.

Frank Lacey is on the war path.

Harvest hands are in great demand.

Mr. Abbott had a two year old colt stray away lately.

Mrs. Metzger has had the first mess of beets of the season.

Quite a number of Winfieldites were at the festival Friday night.

Charlie Mann started back to New Mexico a week ago Monday.

Anthony Lacey and family were down from Douglass Saturday.

Rev. Graham preached a very interesting discourse Sabbath on Bible reading.

Huston Bros. have got a cellar dug ready to build an addition to their house.

Mrs. Pember=s uncle and two aunts of Parsons, Kansas, are visiting her at present.

Miss Victoria and Clara Green will start to Illinois on a visit a week from next Thursday.

Everybody come and see the block house built at the church next Sabbath evening at half-past seven o=clock.

Items are very dull this week. Nothing of interest has happened, everybody is hard at work and minding his own business, and consequently all are happy.

Harvest is upon us and the busy click of the reaper is heard in every direction. The wheat is not as good as it was last year, but it will make a fair average crop.

The festival on last Friday night was a grand success. The weather was favorable and the house was crowded to its utmost capacity. Two organ dealers came out from Winfield with an organ apiece, accompanied by some excellent singers, so the music during the evening was perfectly charming. the ice cream that disappeared was simply immense, especially to those that had to make it. Almost $60 was cleared. Dr. Polk by his perseverance succeeded in raising over $70 at Winfield, Douglass, and other places, making the amount almost $180. A committee of five was appointed to decide which organ to buy. They decided to take the Estey organ sold by Mr. Friend at $102.50. The remaining sum will go toward buying another chandelier and the completion of the tower. The people are famous in getting up anything of the kind and a failure is never known. Many thanks are extended to those from a distance for their liberal patronage. AUDUBON.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


June 20, 1883.

Corn looks excellent.

Health is on the decline.

Wheat cutting is progressing finely.

Mrs. Miller is having a well drilled.

Our carpenters being indisposed for the last week, the schoolhouse work lingers.

Mrs. Woods has been sick, but was sufficiently convalescent Sunday to enjoy a good dinner.

Dr. Downs and Mr. Lucas were completely eclipsed in a game of croquet last week by a couple of New Salem loafers.

The majority of the citizens of New Salem partook of a sumptuous dinner Sunday at Mr. Atherton=s. We felt slighted.

The young folks met at Mrs. Gilmore=s last Sunday evening and enjoyed a very pleasant season singing. They say, come again.

Some gentlemen from Ohio have come to New Salem with the intention of buying property. We welcome them, and trust they will not be disappointed if they invest.

We are under obligations to our friend, AOlivia,@ for her recognition of the friends at New Salem. If we can but add a few words of interest to her very pleasant notes, we will be content.

I have heard several say: AWe must take the COURIER in order to learn all that is going on at New Salem.@ You will also learn all about Cowley County and much from abroad. Take and try it, and I=ll assure you it will give satisfaction.

Our Sunday school is growing in interest. The house was full Sunday afternoon. We are sorry that many who promised to come in the afternoon, and whose assistance is needed, have failed to do so. Don=t allow your selfish nature to control your better judgment.

I beg leave to inform ASusan@ that if she infers that AAlgero@ was casting any reflections when speaking of the Aflowers,@ etc., she is very much mistaken. My pugnacity is not a predominate feature, but you must not be too sarcastic in your criticisms, or we cannot be friends.

MARRIED. [Miss Cottingham and ______. Name of groom not given.] We are sorry to learn that Mr. Cottingham has been left alone. His daugher, his last home comfort, has been taken from him. We hope what has been his loss is another=s gain. The long looked for nuptials are over, and two more of our young friends have launched on the sea of matrimony. May your voyage be a pleasant one, and though it grieves us to part with agreeable companions, we know these youthful ties cannot last forever, and in lieu thereof we can extend our hand and best wishes hoping that the future will not be a blank, but that there will spring up a new and more lasting friendship, which will not only brighten the pathway of the bride and groom, but may it be an oasis in our own lives. ALGERO.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


June 21, 1883.

Cherries are ripe. The weather is hot. Corn is growing very rapidly.

Wheat is bending before the sickle.

BIRTH. Joe. Dirser [?Surely they mean Disser?] has a new hat! It=s a girl.

Jesse Stansbury had a fine mare to die last week.

Mrs. Leeper starts this week to visit friends in Illinois.

The Baruth brothers are using a new Buckeye self-binder.

Miss Zella Hutchins= school closes next Friday, in order that she may attend the Normal at Winfield.

The telephone is stretched through our midst to Geuda. It adds much to the improvement of the country.

J. D. Parkinson is gettng better satisfied with the county since he sees how corn and wheat grow hereCif the wind does blow.

Miss Eliza Taylor is at home from attending school at Arkansas City, but will be gone again as soon as the Winfield Normal opens.

Our Sunday school is progressing finely with Jesse Stansbury as superintendent, John Smalley, assistant, and C. G. Furry, secretary. The school was changed from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m.

At the last regular meeting of the R. T. of T., the following officers were elected for the next six months: C. G. Furry, S. C.; D. J. Bright, V. C.; Mr. Warrensburg, H.; Mr. Coulson, F. S.; Mrs. Stansbury, Chaplain; Mr. V. McCormick, Treasurer. The officers will be publicly installed at the Lone Star schoolhouse the first Saturday night in July.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


In the United States Circuit Court on June 22nd, Judge McCrary delivered his opinion in the celebrated contempt case between the Denver & New Orleans Railroad Company and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. He reverses the decision of Judge Hallett, decides that the change of rates made on Denver business was legal and proper, and not in violation of the decree. Judge McCrary=s decision has been looked for with interest by all parties concerned. It is an unqualified victory for the Santa Fe.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


It is stated that the Oklahoma boomers, consisting of Dave Payne and his dupes, are gathered along the line and will make a raid on Oklahoma tomorrow or next day. The troops are also on hand and will march the raiders out again with a quick step and Dave will have the money and a good excuse for not succeeding in settling them on the Oklahoma lands. In a few months Dave will gather together another lot of guys who will pay him to conduct them to the promised land, and will get fired out and left in the same way. Dave gets fined heavily, but he is execution proof, and the law does not provide for imprisonment as a punishment for such raids. It is certainly time that congress attended to this matter, and if it fails next winter, it will be a disgrace to the government.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


AThe prohibitory law has raised up a new class of worthless scoundrels who make a fat living buying whiskey by the gallon and selling it out by the pint and half pint and drink. It is a much easier way to make a living then by physical labor. To these fellows the prohibitionist has been a benefactor by doing away with the license system, and allowing any irresponsible fellow with a capital of a few dollars to go into the whiskey business and spread his poisonous stuff, unchecked and untrammelled.

ALast week the writer sampled some >good= whiskey that was purchased somewhere in the city. The instant this damning fluid touched our tongue, it felt more like a red-hot iron than anything else we can compare it to. A respectable, licensed saloon keeper would not sell such vile stuff, yet our boys and young men can get all they want of this soul-destroying element. Let the honest prohibitionists look below the surface and see what prohibition is doing for us.@ Telegram.

Then why in thunder do you not inform the prosecuting attorney and name your wit-nesses, so that these Aworthless scoundrels@ can be dealt with. You are a pretty citizen indeed if you know that such Ascoundrels@ are in this city dealing out such Apoisonous, vile stuff,@ such Adamning fluid,@ and neglect to file a complaint with the proper officers.

The animus of all such stories seems to be that somebody wants to start a saloon and be protected in his business by paying an occasional fine in the nature of a license, and that somebody else would get the money paid for such license. There is no doubt that there are some such men here. We hope you are not one of them, but you are certainly at work for them the best you know how. They tell you all the lies which their fertile imaginations can invent to make prohibition unpopular, and you circulate them.

Perhaps you believe them. We do not. When we had licensed saloons we used to see drunken men on the streets almost daily, and regularly every Saturday evening men drove out of town whooping, yelling, and whipping their horses, which were running to their greatest speed. Many accidents happened of persons being thrown from their wagons and injured, while some were killed. Large numbers of men got drunk everytime they came to town and a great many residents of the city were frequently seen drunk on our streets. We had frequent rows and fights, and families in city and country were suffering from want of the necessaries of life.

Now all this is changed. Not once in six months do we see a drunken man on our streets. The men from the country visit the city and all go home sober. No yelling or fast driving are heard or seen. No accident has happened to men driving out from the city for three years. Rows are almost a thing of the past. Those formerly distressed families are well fed and clothed, and are accumulating the pleasures and refinements of life.

It was several times remarked to us by strangers from other states, in this city, last Wednesday when the circus was here and a very large crowd on our streets, that they had never before been in a town on a circus day without seeing more or less drunkenness, but that there was not the least appearance of there being any liquor about Winfield on that day.

Now we do not say that there are no Aworthless scoundrels@ in Winfield. We fear that there are some such. We sometimes hear of a petty theft, or horse stealing, or other crime. We do not doubt that men who commit these would buy Avile, poisonous, damning fluid by the gallon and sell it out by the half pint and drink@ if they could hope to escape detection, do it secretly as they commit larceny. The Aworthless scoundrel@ who will do the one will do the other with the same chance to escape detection. It is as much the duty of our neighbor to expose him guilty of the one, as him guilty of the other. What would he think of himself if a man should show him a horse which he knew the possessor had just stolen, if he refused to inform on him. The fact is, and he knows it too, that this city and county are ever so much better off than they could be with licensed saloons.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


The two cent letter postage is to take effect the first of October.

Postal notes of less than five dollars will be issued on or before October first.

Letters and postal cards only can be forwarded from one office to another without additional postage.

On all papers, magazines, and packages of every description, postage must be fully paid at first mailing and again fully paid if forwarded. If not so fully prepaid, they will be returned to the persona mailing, if known. If not known, valuable packages will be advertised, and papers will be sold as wastepaper.

Rent of all post office boxes must be paid within ten days after the beginning of the quarter, or vacated. By a late ruling of the department, all renters of lock boxes must in addition to the regular fee deposit with the postmaster fifty cents for the safety of the key, which amount will be refunded upon the return of the key.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


We have to thank W. M. Allison of the Wellingtonian for the following kind notice of our Achildren@ at Albuquerque.

ANinety-four miles run from Socorro brought us to Albuquerque, where was found the platform filled with formerly of Kansas people, who were looking for acquaintances in the party whom they hoped to entertain. It was the lot of the writer and wife along with E. P. Greer, of Winfield, to be taken under the protecting care of Mr. J. E. Saint, an old Winfield boy, who was waiting with the carriage ready to convey us to his pleasant little home where his wifeCdaughter of Father Millington of the Winfield CourierCgreeted us with hospitality beaming all over her face. Mr. Saint is engaged in the wholesale grocery business and has a large thriving trade. They carry a large stock and cash every pound of their goods every twenty days. They have been engaged in the business only some nine months and yet their sales had amounted to something like one hundred and eighty thousand dollars. And all the Kansans reported they were doing an excellent business in the various lines in which they are engaged, and we believe them because Albuquerque shows more >git up and git= than any other town in the territory. It showed more stir and enterprise and was livelier than any other town we visited in the territory. Its growth has been marvelous.@


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

REV. J. N. McCLUNG, Presbyterian pastor at Wellington, who occupied the pulpit of the late Rev. Platter of this city last Sunday, called on us Monday morning and captured us by an hour of pleasant and instructive conversation. His high appreciation and warm friendship for Mr. Platter had already opened our heart to him, and we find him a highly cultivated, warm hearted gentleman who has done much practical thinking and is thoroughly versed in scientific matters. His theories on climate, meteorology, tree culture, and agriculture are based upon close observation of nature and a clear application of its laws. We hope at some good time we will hear him elaborate some of his views on some of these subjects to a Cowley County audience, which will certainly be highly pleased, instructed, and profitted thereby.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


The Kansas City Times says; that since writing that red hot article to the Capital scoring the Topeka rebels, Senator Hackney would get mobbed if he should go to Topeka. We would inform the Times that our senator is not one of the kind who gets mobbed. Those who know him would prefer to let that job out.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


The deed transferring to Lieutenant General Sheridan a house in Washington was recorded last week. The price paid was $42,000.

Gen. Crook has been instructed to hold his adult captives as prisoners of war. The children only will be received at San Carlos.

The Denver & Rio Grande, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and Burlington and Missouri River railroads have changed their time card so as to meet the fast time announced a few days ago by the Union Pacific.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

STATE ITEMS. The new bridge across the Arkansas River west of this city, in our opinion, will be a failure if the board allow the contractor to build it in the place selected by him for that purpose. The approaches on both sides of the river were completely washed out during the last rise, and will continue to wash out every time the river gets on a little high. A dirt fill will not do. If the bridge is constructed at the present location, a good substantial trussle work will have to be built extending fully a hundred feet from the waters edge on either side. A. C. Democrat.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller will return home this week.

If you have a farm to sell, go to Beach & Denning.

Mrs. A. T. Spotswood returned home from the east last week.

Get your Fly Nets at Geo. Liermann=s, 2 doors west of Post Office.

Justin Porter came in Saturday and will spend a few days with friends here.

Beach & Denning sold two farms and a city residence on Friday of last week.

Beach & Denning=s land office is located on 9th Avenue east of McGuire=s store.

Irv Randall will soon begin the erection of a roomy residence on East Ninth Avenue.

The Winfield Post Office will be opened the Fourth of July from 8 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.

Money on short time, either personal, chattel, or real estate security, at P. H. Albright & Co.=s.

Mr. Randolph, of the firm of O=Meara & Randolph, is expected in this week from McComb, Illinois.

M. G. Troup has commenced the erection of a residence on the Loomis addition, opposite Mr. Manser=s.

Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The boiler for the water works came in Monday evening. It is a mammoth thing and covers a railroad car.

Mr. Maxwell, contractor on the Water Works, has gone to Leavenworth to employ a large force of men to assist in laying the pipes. Most of the Main Street line is now in and the hydrants set.

Mr. J. M. Householder returned from Ohio Friday. He says he saw very puny crops until he came west of Cherryvale.

George Walker came in from his stock ranch in Arizona Monday and will be here several days. He looks as healthy as Dick. [BROTHER OF DICK WALKER?]

Harry Foults has sold his house on South Main street and built in the east part of town. His new house is almost ready for occupation.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Ray, of Newton, together with their mother, from McComb, Illinois, were in the city Monday, the guests of Mr. M. J. O=Meara.

The illuminated balloons to be sent up on the evening of the Fourth are a new feature of fire works and exceed in beauty anything yet invented in that line.

The race track presents a lively scene evenings while the horsemen are training their steppers for the Fourth of July races. It promises to be a lively contest.

Ed. Weitzel is opening up his new hotel in fine style, and sets the best table to be found in the city. He has refitted and refurnished the house thourhout.

BIRTH. Mr. G. H. Allen approached us surreptitiously on Monday and with malice aforethought brought forth the cigars. It=s a fine boy, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen are receiving the congratulations of many friends.



Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The board of directors of the old Fair Association meet next Saturday to wind up their business and Aclose out.@ The directors of the new Association meet at nine o=clock Saturday morning at A. H. Doane & Co.=s office.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Ben Cox and his party of tourists returned from Texas and Missouri last week and are once more domiciled on Cowley soil. They say Texas is good, but Kansas is better. Had the boys known they were coming, they would have been met with a brass band.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The preparations for the Fourth of July are all completed and Winfield will witness a celebration on that day never before equalled in the history of the county. Large numbers of people from other counties will be present.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

I want to buy a fine Milch Cow, one that gives milk of the best quantity and quality; and I want to sell one that is not worth her feed. And I want a responsible girl to do kitchen workCone of tidy habits and who is a good cook. No others need apply. W. P. HACKNEY.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

It was rumored on the streets Monday evening that the body of Engineer Finley had been found under the tender of the buried engine. This report proves to be false. The engine was taken out Saturday, but the tender has not yet been recovered. However, the wreckers have explored sufficiently to find that he is not beneath the tender.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The new banking firm is to be composed of Messrs. Kerr, Blair, Ewart, and Albright, and will represent a personal responsibility of about a million dollars. They have leased the Page building, which will be occupied until suitable lots for a new building can be secured. The bank will open for business about August first.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Spencer Bliss returned from a business trip through Iowa and Nebraska Saturday, after being detained several days by high water. He says the corn crop in those states will be almost a total failure, owing to the rains and a vey poor stand. Many farmers are plowing up what they have and trying a new crop by planting over. Kansas is the favored state again this year.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

It is a fact that cannot be disputed, that Southern Kansas is going ahead of Northern Kansas, in increase of wealth and population. The returns show it. Every person who sees the two sections, will say that Northern Kansas is by far the best country; yet the rapid growth is in Southen Kansas. Take the towns, for instance. Hiawatha, for the past two years, was said to be enjoying an unprecedent boom; yet, when a census was taken, preparatory to her being made a city of the second class, it was by the hardest work that the necessary 2,000 were squeezed out. Seneca, another prosperous town, has but 1,600, and Marysville, another, has less than 2,000. Wellington, away off in Southwestern Kansas, where no boast of a boom has been heard, shows up over 3,000; and Winfield, El Dorado, Independence, and other towns, in the same ratio. Concordia and Beloit cannot hold a candle to Emporia, Wichita, Hutchinson, or Ottawa. The figures are there; but why are they there? The boomingest towns in Southern Kansas that have not claimed any boom at all. Troy Chief.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The people at the south end of town are in a state of constant alarm on account of the existence of a powder magazine near the south end of Millington Street containing probably fifty kegs of powder. They have made stenuous efforts to have the magainze removed, have petitioned the City Council, which has passed an order declaring it a nuiance. The owners have promised to remove it. Yet it remains and the city officers are afraid to tackle it. If our city officers cannot remove such a dangerous nuisance, it is about time it was more thoroughly investigated. Every few days we hear of magazine explosions caused by lightning or by some bummer shooting into them, spreading ruin all about them. We hope our marshal will ascertain at once his duty in the premises, and be able to give the people in the south end of town a chance to have a good sleep without such a nightmare as that.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The annual Acircus@ has come and gone and a good many half dollars changed hands in consequence thereof. The red lemonade venders did a land office business. The sharpers and frauds were also active and two farmers were relieved of their surplus wealthCone of eighty-five dollars and another of thirty-eight. Last year Sheriff Shenneman commenced work about daylight on circus morning and succeeded in trapping seven of the sharps.

They got off with their booty this time without fear or disturbance, while the sheriff was watching the Aman with an iron jaw@ to see that he didn=t impose on the people with hollow balls.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The Courier Cornet Band will give one of their open air concerts on Friday evening of this week on the public square, commencing at 7 o=clock. The following is the program.

Overture (Campaign) Keller; waltz (spring time) Crippen; quick-step (Katie Darling); overture (Patnotie) Crippen; quick-step (Lyon) _____; overture (Simplicity) Crippen.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Mr. A. Hurst, one of the prosperous farmers in the south part of the county, was up Tuesday looking a little after matters pertaining to the coming county fair. He was one of the largest stock exhibitors last year and carried off several premiums. He proposes to make some of our fine cattle breeders worry this year if they get away with him.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Rev. McClung filled the pulpit at the Presbyterian Church Sunday, under the invitation of the Board of Deacons. The deacons have put the matter of supplying the church with a minister in the hands of the Moderator of this Presbytery, thus following out the plan advocated so strongly by Rev. Platter.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

There seems to be almost an epidemic among the ministers this summer. Rev. Cairns is lying very ill and Rev. Jones is reported sick in Ohio, where he went recently. The ministers are the hardest worked class of people in the community and we do not wonder that their health is so often undermined.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Mr. Stafford is the proprietor of a potato patch this year which discounts anything yet brought forth in that line. A number were placed upon our table this week. They were almost as large as a quart measure and apparently matured. From such indications our potato crop this year must be enormous.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The telephone is now completed to Geuda Springs and Wednesday morning we had the pleasure of carrying on a conversation with Hon. C. R. Mitchell, at the Springs, from our office by way of Arkansas City. The tone is clear and distinct, and persons can be recognized by their voices.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Call and see the Mason and Hamlin organ, pronounced the best in the world by the most reliable authority. For sale for cash, and easy payments, or for rent. Pianos and organs tuned and repaired. M. J. Stimson, Agent, West Main Street.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The Shenneman stallion died Monday night. In less than two years both the horse and jack which Mr. Shenneman brought from Kentucky, at a cost of over twelve hundred dollars, have died. The horse was one of the best ever brought to the county.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Messrs. W. T. and J. R. Cartwright, grandsons of the celebrated Dr. Peter Cartwright, arrived in the city last night, and are under the professional care of Dr. T. B. Taylor of this city.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The person who took an overcoat from the scene of the drowning Monday evening is known. A return of the property to the yard west of the Brettun House will settle the matter.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The Episcopal Sunday school will give an ice cream social at the Courthouse this Thursday evening. The social is given by the parents for the pupils and their friends.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. Holloway are both quite ill. Overwork and the hot weather have been the cause of their prostration. We hope to soon be able to note their complete recovery.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

W. D. Roberts was offered seven thousand five hundred dollars for his eighty acre home adjoining town, but refused. His place isn=t for sale.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The Library Association hold their monthly meeting Tuesday next at 3 o=clock p.m. It is earnestly desired that all the members attend.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Finch left Wednesday for Ossawatomie in charge of Mrs. Gribben, from Silverdale Township, an insane lady.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

$39.00 gets you a round trip ticket to Santa Fe, good until August 31st. Consult with R. R. Agent at Santa Fe depot.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

DIED. A young lady, Miss Lyon from Geneseo, Illinois, died at Geuda Springs Wednesday morning, of consumption.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Wanted. A dining room girl and a chambermaid, at the Lindell Hotel. Robert Hudson.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Dr. and Mrs. Mendenhall returned last Saturday from an extended visit to Cleveland, Mt. :Polaski, Illinois, and Kansas City.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Mrs. Ed. P. Greer left last Thursday for a month=s visit to friends in Illinois.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Manwells cheese at Wallis & Wallis. First invoice of the season.



Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

A Shooting Raid.

Last Friday a young man rode hurriedly in town and reported that he had been robbed at Limbocker=s ford on Dutch Creek by two men. On receipt of the news, Sheriff Gary became greatly excited. Here, at least, was a chance to achieve fame and glory, and show the world that he was in truth and in fact a valiant and active officer, by starting out at once and bringing in the robbers, alone and single handed. But hold! As he buckles on his trusty revolvers and girds about his loins a fresh belt of cartridges, a change comes over the spirit of his dream. He remembers that robbers are bold, bad men, and he remembers reading in a dime novel in the long years ago about bandits who laid in ambush for their pursuers and sometimes captured them and carried them away into the fastnesses to die of starvation. As he thought on these things and wondered what raven would feed the widow and orphans when he was gone, he grew sad, until finally he decided to raise a Aposse@ to defend him in case the robbers refused to be arrested peaceably. No sooner was the decision made than it was carried into effectCand right here was brought actively into play our sheriff=s wonderful power as an organizer. In less than two hours he had fourteen men, seven double-barreled shot guns, and twenty-two revolvers on their way to the scene of the robbery, three miles out. The order of march was as follows.

Frank Finch, with hand cuffs and shackles.

Charlie Limbocker, accompanied by a double-barreled shot gun.

Ben Herrod ditto.

F. M. Burge ditto.

A. B. Taylor, deputy sheriff, carrying in addition to his own, part of the Sheriff=s armory.

Johnny Riley, double-barreled shot gun and two revolvers.

W. J. Hodges and Johnny Hudson, Aids-de-camp to Sheriff and Ex-Captain S. G. Gary.

Ammunition wagon.

Owing to the limited time and the absence of Capt. Haight, the battery was not called out, but Aheld in reserve.@ Arriving at the scene of action, the Aposse@ was halted and Sheriff Gary advanced cautiously to the front, where he discovered Constable Siverd with the alleged victim.

Mr. Siverd had been on the ground some time, examined for tracks, found none, and concluded that the robbery was a canard. He so informed the doughty sheriff, which seemed to revive his drooping spirits and the Aposse@ was allowed to disperse while the Sheriff returned to Winfield by way of New Salem.

It was an active and valiant struggle to defend the rights of an injured citizen, and we take pleasure in commending Sheriff Gary for his energy, and for the rare power of organization he displayed in getting such a large force of men, fully equipped and on the road in such a short space of time. We tremble for the result should a bonafide robbery occur within his jurisdiction. The expenses of conveying the Aposse@ were only $12.50, which the county can well afford to pay.

ABecause Sheriff Gary performs the duties of his office in an energetic but quiet and unostentatious manner, Greer becomes disgruntled and wants the Sheriff to make more noise and fuss. Capt. Gary is not that kind of man, Ed.@ Telegram.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

A Sad Calamity.

DIED. Last Monday Floyd Gilbert and Fred Myers, nine year old sons of S. L. Gilbert and T. B. Myers, were drowned in the river just below the west Santa Fe railroad bridge. There were no witnesses to the drowning and the fact of their disappearance was discovered by finding their clothes lying on the bank. In a few minutes after the finding of their clothes, a large number of people were dragging the river for their bodies. This was kept up all the afternoon and through the night, by the light of bonfires and torches, but without avail.

The boys were both bright, promising lads and the idols of their parents= homes. Neither could swim, and the probability is that while wading in the shallow water under the bridge they were swept down by the swift current into the deep pools below. The spot where they were drowned has been a very fatal place. Here Jerry Evans= little boy was drowned several years ago, and Mr. Austin=s boy last year. There were also several drownings there in early days when the ford ran across below the mill. At this writing hundreds of willing hands are still searching for the bodies.

LATER: Both the little boys were found Tuesday morning in a deep pool about fifty feet below the ford. They were brought up with a seine. When first found the two boys were locked arms, but the action of the seine released them and it was some time before the second one was recovered. Freddie Myers was somewhat bruised with a snag or probably while dragging the river, but Floyd Gilbert was untouched. The seine and grappling hooks were worked all night and many men remained in the water for hours. The workers were relieved from time to time by fresh relays of citizens, and the children were recovered. The mothers are nearly distracted with grief at the sudden and awful calamity. They have the heartfelt sympathy of all in this bereavement. Little Freddie Myers was buried at five o=clock Tuesday evening, and Floyd Gilbert on Wednesday morning. The funerals were largely attended by all classes of citizens.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Fortieth Anniversary.

On Monday, June 25th, a considerable company of relatives and friends assembled at the residence of John W. and Harriet Millspaugh, in Vernon Township, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their wedding. There were a great many beautiful and costly presents given; the tables were spread for dinner in a beautiful grove; the guests and the entertainers were in the highest spirits, and joy and social pleasures reigned supreme. It was one of the happiest gatherings ever held in this county.

We congratulate our friend, J. W. Millspaugh, on the pleasant and easy circumstances with which he has surrounded himself. He came to this county at an early day and went to work on the raw prairie carving out a farm. He now has one of the finest and best improved farms in the county, ornamented with a large, beautiful, and convenient residence, with neat and substantial out buildings; his house surrounded by beautiful groves and lawns well kept and trimmed, flowers and shrubs of the gayest varieties; fine, large orchards of various kinds of bearing fruit trees; fine hedges; magnificent fields of luxuriant wheat, corn, and other crops, promising the richest harvests; a goodly quantity of favored varieties of graded stock, cattle, horses, and swine.

Clear of debt with a round bank account; intelligent and loving children, grandchildren, and warm friends within easy reach; respected and loved by all who know him well; he is about as well fixed for present and future enjoyment and ease as anyone could ask, and is a good example of what a farmer can accomplish in this county.

Mr. Millspaugh, though about 65 years old, is apprarently much younger, in the strength of manhood and health, and bids fair to long enjoy a life of ease amid the comforts he might be said to have created. He has done something for his country, having raised a family of ten children. His grandchildren number sixteen, but it is early in the season yet, their number may reach fifty or even a hundred in due time.



Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

A Card.

Unable in fitting language to express our feelings to everyone of the noble multitude that have done so much for us in recovering the body of our dear boy, and the tender sympathy so freely extended to us in this our hour of sore affliction, we can only say that every throb of our poor broken hearts is in gratitude to you all.




Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

A Card.

We desire, through the COURIER, to thank the many friends who, by their sympathy and kind attentions, have tried so hard to break the full force of our bereavement. And most especially are our thanks due to the noble men who, through the cold and chilly night, risked their lives and health while searching for the body of our boy. Our gratitude knows no bounds.




Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Mrs. Shenneman is taking in Geuda Springs this week.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Our Friend.


AMr. Platter is dead!@ These were the words with which my wife greeted me as I entered my home one day last week and found her with the COURIER in her lap and the tears streaming down her cheeks. AOh, L___, isn=t it too bad that such a good man has been taken away in the prime of life and the height of his usefulness?@

Without replying, I sat down and read the account of Mr. Platter=s illness and death.

Could it be possible that he, of all our friends the most beloved and respected, had gone to his reward? Memory goes back ten years to the spring of 1873, when, as I entered the old Lagonda House, and after taking my seat at the table, Rev. Mr. Naylor introduced me to his Ayoung friend, Rev. Mr. Platter,@ who was to succeed to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church. The young preacher was not at all Areverend@ in appearance, and his bright, laughing eyes and cheerful countenance were far from indicating his holy calling. The aged Mr. Naylor was a fair type of men who, to my untutored mind, should lead the wayward sinner to repentance, and it was with difficulty that I could understand that the Ayoung friend@ was a minister of the gospel.

I heard his first sermon in Winfield, and the strong, earnest words denouncing wrong and appealing to his hearers to take warning while yet there was time, will long be remembered. It was not long until I, too, began to love and respect him, and in days of sickness, sorrow, and death, he was truly a friend. When he came and looked tenderly upon the face of the dead child, grasped our hands and spoke such words of comfort, we knew that they came from the heart. That great, kind heart, swelling with sympathy, he read, AI shall go to him, but he shall not return to me,@ and even in those days of sore affliction came thoughts of that first meeting and how worthily his predecessor had called him a friend. Who that suffered did not find him such? Ever ready to relieve distress and want; always detesting sin and deception; fearlessly condemning wrong and pointing out the right. Not censuring harshly, but kindly, he recognized all men as his brothers, and his greatest desire was to do good to all. While, with those nearer and dearer to him, we mourn his loss, we know that his work will live long after him.

I venerate the man whose Heart was warm,

Whose hands were pure, whose doctrine and

Whose Life coincident, exhibited lucid proof

That he was honest in the Sacred Cause.



Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

THE MARKETS. The markets today are somewhat dull. Old wheat brings 90 cents per bushel and new wheat 75 to 80. Corn is worth 28 cents; hogs $5.00; Potatoes, new, 65 cents; butter, 12-1/2 cents; eggs 12-1/2 cents. The first car load of wheat was shipped to Kansas City Monday, by Allen Johnson.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Bank Notice! On and after the first of July, 1883, no stamps are required on bank checks and drafts as heretofore. All persons, customers of the undersigned, having unused stamped checks or drafts, can have the same redeemed by delivering them to their respective banks.





Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Proceedings Third Congressional District Anti-Monopoly Convention.

CHERRYVALE, KANSAS, June 20, 1883.

The convention of Greenbackers and Anti-monopolists of this, the Third Congressional District, met in this city today. W. A. Tipton, of Cowley County, was elected chairman and James J. McFeely, of Labette County, secretary. All the counties in the district were represented. After the regular order of business was transacted, the following gentlemen were appointed as members of the Congressional Committee of the District, to-wit:

1. D. W. Bray, Neosho County, Erie.

2. W. A. Tipton, Cowley County, Winfield.

3. W. H. Anderson, Crawford County, Beulah.

4. G. W. Stone, Montgomery County, Independence.

5. B. L. Brush, Elk County, Howard.

6. R. T. Shinn, Wilson County, New Albany.

7. S. Booth, Chautauqua County, Chautauqua Springs.

8. J. T. Stewart, Cherokee County, Stillson.

9. James J. McFeely, Labette County, Parsons.

After the appointing of the above committee, the following resolutions were adopted.

1. Resolved, That we view with alarm the rapid strides which corporate power under protection of the law has made and is now making towards the complete subjugation and enslavement of the labor interest of the country, whereby labor is being systematically robbed of a large portion of its earnings without hindrance or protest from our law-makers. We demand in the name of the laboring millions of the country that the powers of all corporations be restricted and controlled by law so as to fully protect labor from corporate greed and rapacity, so that he who produces wealth by labor shall not be unjustly deprived thereof, but shall enjoy the fruits therefrom.

2. That we oppose the further sale of public lands to speculators, or the granting of any portion thereof to railroad or other corporations; we demand that all public lands be held and disposed of to actual settlers only, and any lands heretofore granted by congress to railroads which have been forfeited by failure to comply with the terms of the grant should be reclaimed by the government and declared subject to settlement as other public lands.

3. That all money should be issued directly by the government without the intervention of a national bank or other medium, and should be a full legal tender for all debts and obligations, and all banks of issue should be suppressed and their circulation retired, and the place of such circulation supplied by the money issued directly by the government.

4. That we are opposed to the taxation of all industry for the benefit of favored enterprises under the garb of a protective tariff, and we believe that no more tariff should be levied on imports than will raise a revenue sufficient for the annual exigencies of the government in a time of peace, and such tariff should be placed on luxuries only; all necessaries of life should be free.

5. We oppose all monopolies and all systems and laws made in the interest of a few and against the many.


6. We are in favor of the election of the president, vice president, and United States senators by a direct vote of the people.

7. We favor the suppression of gambling in the necessaries of life, and of combinations which fix prices against the natural laws of trade.

8. We are in favor of the reduction of fees and salaries in state, county, and national offices, and we favor the reduction of the salary of the president of the United States to $25,000 per annum.

9. We favor the payment of the public debt as speedily as possible and demand that all surplus revenue of the government be applied to the extinction of the debt as fast as such revenue accumulates.

10. We hereby reaffirm the platform of principles adopted by the National Labor Greenback Convention in Chicago on June 9, 1880.

11. We demand the strictest economy in the public service, a general reduction of taxation, and that all the public servants be held to a strict account for the discharge of these duties, and we demand that no guilty man shall escape.

12. That all who are in sympathy with this convention be requested to forward to the chairman, W. A. Tipton, of Winfield, Cowley County, or to the secretary, contributions on or before July 1st to help defray the expense of the delegates to Chicago.

After some discussion it was decided that we elect four delegates from this district to attend the Anti-Monopoly Convention in the city of Chicago on July 4th, 1883, and the following gentlemen were elected as delegates in the following order.

James S. McFeely, of Labette County, and Geo. Campbell, of Mound Valley, as his alternate.

D. M.Bray, of Neosho, and J. M. Allen, of Neosho, as his alternate.

S. Booth, of Chautauqua, and J. T. Stewart, of Cherokee, as his alternate.

The convention then adjourned and the district organized by electing W. A. Tipton, of Winfield, Cowley Countty, chairman, and James J. McFeely, of Parsons, Labette County, secretary, and further ordered that the proceedings of the convention be published in the Chicago Express and in all other Anti-Monopoly papers.

Committee then adjourned to meet at the call of the chairman.

JAMES J. McFEELY, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The Normal.

The County Normal Institute opened Monday with about sixty-five teachers in attendance. Prof. Davis, of the State Normal School, acts as Conductor, and Profs. Gridley and Trimble as instructors. The work starts off nicely and promises a most prosperous session. The following is a list of those in attendance at present and their grades.


Alice A. Aldrich, Mattie Berry, Leander C. Brown, Will C. Barnes, Frank A. Chapin, Laura Elliott, Rosa Frederick, Anna L. Hunt, D. W. Ramage, Lida Strong, Mary E. Hamill, Silas Overman, Allie Klingman, Fannie M. McKinlay.



Anna Barnes, C. B. Bradshaw, May Christopher, Clara Davenport, Oliver Fuller, Anna Foulks, Leota Gary, Zella Huntchison, Maggie Herpich, Bertha Hempy, Ella Kephart, Anna Kuhn, Lewis King, Lizzie Lawson, May Rief, Etta Robinson, Ella Rounds, Maggie Seabridge, Lou Strong, Lizzie Burden, May Carlisle, Geo. Crawford, Estelle Cronk, Fannie Gramman, Ida Hamilton, James Hutchinson, Clara Pierce, Chas. Wing, Horace Norton.


Carrie B. Andress, Hattie E. Andrews, Mary E. Curfman, Emma Darling, Lydia E. Gardner, Meddie Hamilton, Lucy F. Hite, Rose E. B. Hooker, Lyda Howard, Ella Kempton, Maggie Kenney, Ida Kuhn, Mary E. Miller, Clara B. Page, Ella Pierce, Laura Phelps, Carrie Plunkett, Caddie Ridgway, Claudius Rinker, Charlie Roberts, Edly Roberts, Anna Robertson, Nettie Stewart, Minnie Stewart, James Stockdale, Minnie Sumpter, Eliza Taylor, Louella Wilson, Lillie Wilson, Kate Wimer, Etta King, Ida Grove, Ora Irvin, Emma McKee, Hannah Gilbert, Lizzie Gilbert, Mary Berkey, C. A. Daughterty, Mary Rief, Elfrida White.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

A Tribute to Rev. J. E. Platter.

To elevate his race was his aim. While he rebuked sin with no unsparing earnestness, his great big loving heart bled at, aye! condoned the errors and faults of poor weak humanity. He was strong physically, intellectually, morally. But above and beyond all that, he was endowed with the strength vouchsafed to those who implicitly put their trust in God, the source of all power. His life was pure, spotless. No stain ever attached to his good name. No discord entered the organization over which he presided. Of, what seems to us poor mortals, his untimely death, we might moralize, we might speculate. It would not be profitable. If upon the theory of a special intervention of Providence, in the affairs of men, his work was done and he was taken to his reward, let us accept that. If, upon the other, if unseen and inexplicable to our finite minds, some great law of nature had, at some time, been violated, and in obedience to the inexorable mandate the machine was broken, wrecked, let us accept that. It is enough that in common with the community in which he lived and died, we mourn a noble man and shed tears of sorrow at the grave of a dead friend.

Having been delirious most of the time, just before the end came, he seemed to recover consciousness, and inquiring where he was, he was told that he was at home. He sank back seemingly perfectly contented, saying at home!! at home!! at home!! The last word he uttered was mamma!! Ah! how when sickness and death overtakes, the thoughts turn to those we love, and especially to her who bore us and loved and cherished us in infancy. His death was peaceful and serene. Wellingtonian.



Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Notice to Contractors.

Bids will be received for the construction of a two-story stone schoolhouse at Torrance, until the 7th day of July. The specifications can be seen at the COURIER office or at the post office in Torrance. Sealed bids must be mailed to I. H. Phenis, Torrance, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

The best smoking tobacco is ALittle Joker.@


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


For Sale. 50 cows with calves at their sides. Enquire of J. W. Cairns at Glenwood Farm, or of J. C. McMullen.

Special Stock Sale. I will have a Special Stock Sale at Hoblett=s Feed Stable on 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas, the last Saturday in each month, commencing at 10 o=clock, a.m. Parties wishing to have stock sold can have it thoroughly advertised, free of charge, by sending in list on or before the 15th of each month. M. M. SCOTT, Auctioneer.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

AD. DR. J. W. KERMOTT=S MANDRAKE PILLS Have been the means of Restoring more People to health and happiness, by giving them a healthy Liver, than any other known remedy, and are the best Family Pills, having given perfect satisfaction for 25 years.




Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Notice. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association have caused the books to be opened for receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said Association at the office of the Secretary thereof, in the city of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, which books will be kept open until the whole amount of capital stock is subscribed. By order of the Board of Directors.

E. P. GREER, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

In view of the fact that certain hardware dealers in Winfield claim to be handling ABlees & Drake=s Improved Patent, Self-heating Smoothing Iron,@ for which we are agents, we copy from a letter addressed to us from the firm:

AWe do not sell the nickel-plated irons to the trade, or to anyone except our canvassing agents.@

This we hope will effectually settle the question. These irons can be purchased only from us or our authorized agents in this county. LIMBOCKER BROS.



Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

AFor Sale Cheap.@ ADelivered free@ 200 cords good dry stove wood. N. C. MYERS.





Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.


Gen. Sherman, when interviewed at a hotel in New York, regarding the star route verdict, said:

AAmong other things they had a good judge, a jury that both sides had accepted, and some very smart lawyers. One of them talked nine daysCwhich ought to have acquitted any man. They were six months hearing evidence, and three weeks listening to speeches, and if that didn=t bewilder the jury, nothing would. I think that such proceedings are all nonsense. If a man can=t say what he wants to say in an hour, he ought to quit speaking. The jury having brought in a verdict of not guilty, that ought to end the matter so far as Brady and Dorsey are concerned.

AI have met them both. Dorsey was a splendid senator, and Gen. Brady is a hard working, active man. What they did in the matter of the mail routes of which they have been tried, was in the promoting of the population and development of the West. It is possible that there was some rascality in the business; there is generally some fire where there is so much smoke, but sharpers down in Wall street who manipulate stocks for a fall, and then buy, and then manipulate for a rise, and sell, probably make more money in a minute than they got out of all their work.

AI am a believer in the West. I am an old man, but not so very old, and I remember when there was one mail a year to California, and Kit Carson carried it on his mule. Now four big car loads go there every day. The establishment of military posts has helped to build up the country and I have always thought that the war, interior, and post office departments ought to cooperate with the work.

AYou will find the names of Gen. Sheridan, Geo. Miles, Gen. Crook, and Gen. Sherman on nearly all the applications for Western post-routes. We have seen the advantage of them. AIt appears to me, however, that trial by jury has been on trial in this case. This is what the newspapers ought to take up. It used to be possible in the old time to get twelve good men to give themselves up to a case, and when they agreed, they used to be pretty correct about the facts. But you can=t get twelve men to have the same opinion now. I think there ought to be a change to a system like that in courts-martial, so that a majority or two-thirds can find a verdict.@