Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


Beware the Avalanche of Prices!


A Superb and Glistening Stock of China!

Daily arrivals swell the grand accumulation!

Glassware and Queensware in endless profusion!

China, Tea, and Dinner Sets beautifully decorated in artistic designs; homes made pleasant and the esthetic taste satisfied!


The beautiful and unique Majolica Ware, glittering Vases and Toy Sets for the children.

Pure White Granite and Decorated Ware of every description.

The finest quality of Silver and Steel Cutlery, Silver Casters, and Butter Dishes. A full and beautiful selection of Rockingham and Yellow Ware.

Lamps of every style and descriptionClibrary, stand, and hanging.

Glassware Prices Absolutely and Emphatically Slaughtered!

The whole realm of Glass and Queensware invaded, and selections carefully made.

To See is to Admire!

This is not wind, but steel-cold truth.

Do not doubt it! Come and see!



Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Trial Docket, October Term, 1883.

Cowley County District Court, to be held on and from October 21.


State v. Frank Manny.

State v. Jacob Case.

State v. Charles A. Cooper et al.

Satate v. John Askens.

State v. N. B. Lagle. [Lagle...?? New name to me...think they made a mistake!]

State v. Grant Dover et al.







Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


The editor and his family have returned from a trip east, having taken in as many of the sights as was possible in the short period of fifteen days. As we did our traveling mostly in the night, in sleeping cars, we got in at least eleven full days for sight seeing, spending a day and a half in St. Louis, one day in Cincinnati, three and a half days in and about Washington, one day in Baltimore, one day in Philadelphia, and three days in and about New York. In the other two days we saw either going or coming, the to us most interesting part of the route, that from Philadelphia to Chillicothe, Ohio, all the way, including the picturesque mountain scenery of West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia; the Cumberlands, Alleganies, and Blue Ridge; and scenes of historic interest including Harpers Ferry.

On the whole we think we put in our time well and got all the fun out of it that was possible, including the fun of physical exhaustion every night after going as long as we could stand it during the day. But we return much refreshed, having got rid of a certain lassitude, mental weariness, and a painful soreness and weakness in our eyes, caused by too constant reading and writing.

We do not propose to describe what we saw, heard, admired, and enjoyed seriatim, but will content ourself with a few notes of things that we presume may interest our readers.


This city has improved much in the last ten years. The business which was mainly along the river extending west scarcely beyond 4th street, is now extended beyond 12th, and 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th may be considered the business center. The fine residences along Olive and parallel streets have given place to magnificent business structures, and the grand govern-ment building is approaching completion on Olive between 8th and 9th streets. The residence portion of the city is extended west a couple of miles, and what were then farms are now occupied by palatial residences. We found the three story brick residence on Olive between 12th and 13th, where we used to live, now occupied as a wholesale sewing machine house.


We made two attempts to visit Shaw=s Garden, but failed each time. The street cars for a number of streets were each blazoned with the legend, ATower Grove and Lafayette Parks, Shaw=s Garden.@ It was reasonable to suppose that the legends did not lie and that these roads during the last ten years had been extended to Shaw=s Garden. So we went first to Lafayette Park and found it much improved and extremely charming and beautiful. We then took the Lafayette Avenue street railroad for Shaw=s Garden and found the end of the road at Grand Avenue where it used to be, and we waited a long time for the Abus@ to come and carry us the mile or two still intervening to the garden, but it did not come until we concluded that we had not time enough left to visit the garden and reach our train for Cincinnati in time. So we abandoned the project until we returned from the east. Then we had another half day in which to visit the garden, and took another street car line which we found did carry us near to Tower Grove, but ended as far from Shaw=s Garden as did the other road; and then we found out that there was not a railroad within a mile and a half of the garden. The Abus@ was not in sight, so we strolled along leisurely through the Tower Grove Park in the general direction of the garden and near the carriage road on which the regular bus would pass. We probably spent two hours in the park and had nearly reached the garden when the Abus@ overtook us and we got in, but so much of our time had been exhausted that we concluded it was not safe to take any more time for we had a train west to reach on time. So we gave it up. The two morals we are after are:

1st. If you want to visit Shaw=s garden, take all day for it.

2nd. If any parties in or about St. Louis want people to visit that garden, they had better build one or two street railroads to it. It is strange that St. Louis has so little enterprise with so much wealth and population.


The day we spent in Cincinnati was Achuck full@ of pleasure. A fair was in progress at the Music Hall and Industrial Exposition buildings, which was very extensive, grand, and beautiful. It contained almost everything in agriculture, floriculture, mechanics, arts, science, and nature which one could think of, diplayed in the most charming manner. The building itself is a marvel of beauty and art. There are many structures of beauty and note in this city among which we mention the new custom house and post office, the grand opera house, the Masonic temple, St. Peter=s cathedral, the Jewish temple, the City hospital, the courthouse, the work house, etc. The great suspension bridge over the Ohio to Covington, Kentucky, is a grand affair. Eden Park and Spring Grove Cemetery are full of beauties. We met with a little surprise in going by street rail to Highland House and Eden Park, which are situated on the heights east of the city. The street car ran directly to the foot of the almost perpendicular mountain and stopped on the track. Next we found that we were rising in the airCcar, team, track, and all. In a few moments were up at the top of the mountain and the section of track which went up with us was matched to a continued track on which we rode off. We went over to Covington to view the city from that side of the river.


The river was at a rather low stage of water, and after viewing so recently the broad flats of the Missouri and Mississippi, the deep trough of the Ohio looked rather small to us. Early one morning as we were approaching Cincinnati, we got out of our berth and looking out we saw a creek by the side of our train. AWhat creek is this?@ we asked of an Ohio gentleman. ACreek?@ said he in tones of disgust. ACreek?@ Why man, that is the great Ohio River.@ We wilted.


This city is, we have no doubt, the most beautiful city in the world. Everything is clean and neat; rich, magnificent, tasteful, beautiful. It has been called the ACity of magnificent distances,@ but these distances have been largely filled up with magnificent residences and public buildings, gorgeous and beautiful parks and gardens. It would now be much more appropriate to term it the city of parks and gardens. With less than 173,000 inhabitants, it is not a large city as compared to some forty cities in the world having each twice to twenty-two times its population, but we believe that no city in the world can excel Washington in the attractions of parks and gardens. It has these by the hundred, aye, by the thousand. That part of the city which, including the wide capitol grounds, stretches west to the river, a parallelogram 100 rods wide by 560 rods long with an ell turned north of its west end 100 by 150 rods, altogether containing Lafayette Park, the White House grounds, the treasury, state, war, and navy departments; the Washington monument, the Agricultural department, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Museum, and the botanical gardens, is the grand system of public parks and gardens containing more exquisite beauty than can probably be found in similar limits anywhere else. Then while the city is laid off in regular rectangular blocks and streets, yet diagonal to these run fifteen avenues bearing the names of states. These cut the blocks into numberless gores, and each of these goreals a park or garden of flowers and plants. Surrounding the Patent office, the General Post Office, and each of the other public buildings is a large park and garden. The private residences are by the hundred surrounded by the same luxurience and beauty. Around the city on the hills are many large parks and cemeteries all beautified in a similar manner. Connected with these parks is such a wide variety of grandeur and beauty that there is no sense of sameness. Fountains, water jets, lakes, ponds, cataracts, statuary, grottoes, hills, bridges, trees, flowers, and plants of every size and style, country and species, are some of their features.


While Washington to us seemed one vast and varied park and garden, yet we found time to go through many of the public buildings. Of course, we took the Capitol in first. It is an immense structure and to go through it, glance at its statuary, paintings, bronze, and other art works, and climb to the top of the rotunda and Aview the landscape o=er,@ took a full half day. Of course, we are not going to describe it, nor many other things we inspected, for two reasons: first, many of our readers can do it better than we, having examined more minutely; and, second, we cannot do the subject justice.

The new department building west of the White House, containing the State, War, and Navy departments is considered the best and grandest structure in the world. Such immense buildings are too much for one to take in at once. We need to stand and look one over for an hour, then return daily and repeat it for a few days. It will grow upon the observer, for the mind cannot take in all its greatness and beauty at once. It will look twice as large and twice as exquisite the fourth day as it did the first. It would take too much space to notice all the buildings we visited and must pass most of them, at least for the present.


We found at Washington, Col. E. C. Manning and his family, and we believe our readers will feel very much less interest in the art and architecture of the capital than in the man who more than any other, made Winfield; the man to whom Winfield and Cowley County owes more than to any other for what we have and what we enjoy in the line of public advantages, secured by energy, foresight, skill, and knowledge. We never saw Col. Manning looking so well, healthy and happy. He is heavier than he used to be, clearer complexioned, handsomer, and exhibits more than his old time brightness and wit. If he is not a prohibitionist, he is a teetotaler, and has been ever since he went to Washington. He is living in his own home, 701 East Capitol Street, a roomy, cozy house with all the modern conveniences and improve-ments; well and tastefully furnished, where he is enjoying life with his wife and with his three children, Ben, May, and Fred, who are happy, contented and studious, attending school, doing well, and becoming gentlemanly and ladylike. Mrs. Manning impressed us as a real lady, intelligent, fair, kind, and sensible. That she has a wonderful influence for good over the family group whom she has gathered together under her care, was sufficiently apparent. They all respect and love her, and her quiet request is law. Out of the turbulent spirits, schooled in the rougher parts of the West, she has made a pleasant and gentle family, and surrounded them with taste and culture. To Mr. and Mrs. Manning we are indebted for many kind attentions during our stay in Washington. He likes life in Washington and says he Awould rather be a lamp post in Washington than a governor in Colorado.@


While in Washington for two days it rained constantly, but we could not afford to be idle on account of the rain. The first day, escorted by Hon. D. J. Evans, who was supervisor of the census for this district in 1880, we went through the departments of State, War, Navy, and Treasury, and the Corcoran Art Gallery. The next we took a steamboat trip down the river 18 miles to visit Mt. Vernon. It is a lovely place, and under the care of the ladies assoication, it is kept up in so good style that we imagine that the immortal George Washington never saw his grounds looking so well as they do now. Notwithstanding the rain a considerable number of visitors, mostly from the west, were present and tramped through the rooms and over the grounds expressing a subdued delight in whatever they saw. There is a great deal of room in the quaint old mansion and there are a great many out houses. The old fire places deep and large enough to take in near a half cord of wood, and a great many other peculiarities, reminded us of our boyhood days. The furniture had been of a costly nature in the days when it was new. Everything was quaint and interesting, yet difficult of description. Mt. Vernon is a high hill rather than bluff, rising rather abruptly from the river, but beautifully rounded toward the top, surrounded by fine old forests or groves through which the road winds from the landing up to the summit where rest the plantation buildings and mansion. Beside this road on the slope nearly half way down is the tomb of Washington. The door of the tomb is nothing but wrought iron grating through which you observe not more than four feet from the door, two sarcophagi, the one containing the remains of the father of his country and the other those of his wife. But we do not propose to describe the place or what we saw. Stormy as the day was, our enjoyment, though of a subdued kind, was not exceeded by that of any other day of our trip.


What we have to say of the Oriole festivities appears in another place, but outside of these we enjoyed a pleasant day in Baltimore. There are very many fine buildings, parks, and monuments in and around Baltimore, and many fine streets and grand residences well worth seeing. What pleased us more than anything else was Druid Hill Park. Its very high position overlooking the city, its one large fine lake serving as a reservoir for the city water supply, clear and fine, from which spouts a large water jet more than a hundred feet into the air, its several smaller lakes, its various rounded hills and fine groves of various kinds of trees; its fine curving drives, its grazing deer, its banks of flowered and colored leaf plants, with its many other attractions, render Druid Hill Park one of the most charming parks we have ever seen. The most lovely avenue lined with residences, the homes of the opulent, we saw in the city was Eutaw Place. It is a very wide avenue, and for near a mile the middle of the street was a series of garden parks separated from each other by the cross streets. Along some of the business streets are many costly and magnificent business blocks, but these streets are too narrow to be pleasant, and are frequently blocked up by the street cars, drays, and other vechicles, while the too narrow sidewalks are crowded by a rushing, surging throng.

If we have space to spare at another time, we shall speak of Philadelphia and New York.

Charles F. Bahntge appeared to us soon after we reached Baltimore, and again in New York, where he was with us for two days, and added much to the pleasure of our excursions about that city.

S. M. Jarvis appeared to us in New York and again in Kansas City, having arrived just before we left the latter city.

We met R. R. Conklin at Kansas City. He had lately returned from an extended trip to California and other states and territories of the West.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


The Missouri, Winfield & Southwestern is the name given to the proposed new road to be built from Eureka to Winfield. Petitions have been circulated in the townships of Hickory and Union, and are largely signed, asking the county commissioners to submit propositions in the townships named to subscribe to the capital stock of the new road. It will be a Adaisy@ line and one of inestimable value to the people of Southeast Butler. To secure it means an increase of at least twenty-five percent value on real estate in that region. The line will be the shortest by many miles into Kansas City, which will for all time be the market for Kansas.

The new road, like our ASunflower,@ will be simply a part of the great Missouri Pacific (Gould) system, and in this is its great value. Southeast Butler already has fair railway facilities, but she will be surprised at the increased value of her products with a nearer market and competing roads.

Go ahead with the railroad building. Butler County=s one hundred and twenty miles of railway yet stands in length unmatched in the State, and never in her history has she been more prosperous. The more railroads the more prosperity. Give us the roads.

Walnut Valley Times.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

From the Traveler.

The new Cowley County Bank, now in course of erection, will, when completed, be the finest brick building in the county, and Arkansas City will be proud of it accordingly.

Creswell Township has a population of 2,613, an actual valuation of $1,150,000, an assessed valuation of $383,395, and an indebtedness of $12,500. Cowley County has a populatioon of 25,516, an actual valuation of $16,000,000, an assessed valuation of $3,518,145, and an indebtedness of $178,500.


Professor Ed. C. Farringer, of Winfield, is meeting with quite flattering success in our city as a music teacher, having a sufficient number of pupils for the piano and organ to necessitate his spending four days of each week in the city. The profesor is a first-class musician, and we are pleased to chronicle his success.

The boss piece of wheat, so far as yield goes, is reported from Bolton Township, by our old friend and subscriber, Judge Linton, Judge Linton raised 15-1/2 acres of wheat, which yielded 733 bushels or 47-1/2 bushels per acre, which is just 1-1/2 bushels more than the best yield reported by the State Agricultural Report for August last.

The wheat crop in this State is threshing out much heavier than was expected, and the State Board of Agriculture has revised its former estimate of this crop, and it will now aggregate fully 35,000,000 bushels. The corn crop of Kansas is estimated, and will reach fully 200,000,000 bushels, and will be the largest ever produced in the State.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Scraps from Akron.

Birthday parties all the rage.

Jack Frost made his mark last Thursday night.

N. E. Darling has got lumber hauled ready to build a store-house immediately.

Miss Ella Hitttle, of Barbour County, Kansas, is visiting relatives here.

An illustrated lecture entertained the people at Akron last Saturday evening.

Steps have been taken by the way of organizing a singing school, with Mr. Hittle as teacher. A good institution.

The school board of Valley Center has improved the looks of the schoolhouse in the way of a new porch.

Last Tuesday evening was a time long to be remembered by the young folks of this vicinity. At an early hour they gatheread at the residence of Mr. Savage, in honor of Mr. Albert Savage=s nineteenth birthday, and every person present pronounced it the most enjoyable affair of the season. Miss Ellen Hittle furnished the party, during the evening, with some excellent music, both vocal and instrumental, and at the usual hour supper was announced. The table was handsomely decorated with flowers, and, above all things with an exceedingly large part of the luxuries of life, which every person took part in to an alarming extent. Supper over, the party passed the rest of the evening out in the silvery moonlight, in the various plays adapted to young folks till a very late hour. The party departed to their respective homes, leaving behind them their best wishes; and, as a token of respect, quite a number of valuable presents.

The following is a list of presents received, and from whom.

N. E. Darling and wife, a book.

Mrs. Savage, a pocketbook.

Miss Dillie Wilson, autograph album.

Emery and Sumery Savage, gloves.

George Burt, French harp and penknife.

Miss Ellen Hittle, card-case.

Miss Glendora McCollins and Iola Shock, scenery.

Mrs. Sarah Cain, tin cup.

Perry Moore, cuff-buttons.

May Butler, handkerchief.

Alvin Butler, sleeve-holder.

William Noll, pocketbook.

Erwin Schofield, penknife.

Maggie McCollins, album.

Jane Wimer, picture-holder.

Miss Katie Wimer, inkstand and birthday card.

Eida [?Elda?] Shock, bottle of perfumery.

Carrie Tribley, indelible pencil.

Mrs. Tena Rogers, cuff-buttons.

Miss Lulu Rogers and Miss Emma Darling, mustache cup and saucer.

N. J. Hanlon, silk scarf.

E. L. Wilson, inkstand. ZEBIDEE.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

RECAP: Mary Griesgraber, Plaintiff, vs. John Sapper, Hattie, Scott, and A. M. J. Hines, Defendants. Suit filed September 22, 1883 to be answered by November 12, 1883, re real estate. Will T. Madden, Attorney for Plaintiff. Witnessed by E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

RECAP: Probate of Edgar Benson Chenoweth, Bernard Griffith Chenoweth, Barton Bates Chenoweth, Allan Chenoweth, and Henry Hatcher Chenoweth, minors....and Emma Chenoweth, widow, and any and all other heirs of W. E. Chenoweth, late of said Cowley County, deceased...James Hill, Guardian of the Estate of Minors. petition to be heard re real estate October 11, 1883.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


A. A. Jackson was down from the hamlet of Seeley Monday.

A large assortment of Plumes and Tips at Taylor & Taylor=s.

Henry E. Asp was up to Wichita last week, attending a contest case.

Miss M. Page spent last week visiting friends in Spring Creek Township.

The Presbyterians have their regular monthly social on next Friday evening.

The Misses Hooker, of Polo, this county, are attending the Winfield High School.

Winfield supports more nobby rigs for her population than any town in Kansas.

Mr. Copeland, chief clerk at the Bee Hive, is erecting a nest residence on east 9th Avenue.

W. H. Strahan returned Saturday from a three weeks= purchasing tour in the New York markets.

Mr. Geo. Gardner, of Cleveland, Ohio, is spending a few weeks in our county with his sister, Mrs. J. O. Taylor.

C. C. Harris started this week for Georgia, where he will enjoy the balmy Southern breezes during a month=s visit.

Miss Taylor, of the firm of Taylor & Taylor, starts to Chicago on Thursday for a winter stock. Ladies don=t fail to call.

Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


Mr. H. S. Silvers is again able to be at his place of business, after an illness of nearly two months, though still looking badly.

Mr. F. W. Gano and wife, of Michigan, are spending a few weeks in this city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Stoddard.

Mrs. A. Burgaur has been enjoying for some time a visit from her sister, Miss Minnie Greenebaum, from Junction City, this State.

The excavation for the cellars of the new store buildings of Mrs. Shenneman and Dr. Mendenhall on East 9th Avenue has been commenced.

Mr. S. E. Christalear, of Fairview Township, presents us with late peaches of the very largest variety, raised on his place north of town.

Mrs. J. F. McMullen and Mrs. Colegate [?Colgate?] spent part of last week with Mrs. Kinne in Kansas City and enjoyed the great Fair at that place.

The New York store is adding to its salesmen as the fall trade approaches. The latest acquisition is Mr. D. Swift, brother-in-law of Mr. Bard.

Mr. Perry Simcox, of Vernon Township, called Saturday. He informs us that some of his wheat, this year, made forty-three bushels per acre.

Miss Sarah Hoyt returned to her hom in Fort Scott on last Friday morning, after a two weeks= visit in this city with Miss Lola Silliman.

Mr. T. K. Williams, of Indiana, has rented a part of the John Tyner storeroom and is opening out a fine stock of ladies and gents furnishing goods.

BIRTH. Mr. J. S. McIntire, the photographer, is feeling very happy in the possession of a nine pound boy, which made an appearance at his house on Wednesday night of last week.

DIED. Mr. A. B. Arment informs us of the loss of N. G. and L. M. Davis, of this city, of their eight year old son on the 21st inst. Also of the death of Winfield J, the 13 months old son of Frank and Mary Higgle, on Sunday last.

Allen Johnson is again in our city after an absence of some time in Kansas City, where he has been dealing in grain. The grain markets here will receive his personal attention once more.

Mr. A. H. Jennings, a brother of S. H. and County Attorney Jennings, recently from Delaware, Ohio, is helping J. S. Mann through the rush of fair week and may remain with him for some time. He has many years experience in the clothing business.

Rev. E. Manford Clark, of Illinois, a Universalist clergyman of fine presence, is visiting this county and looking up some of the adherents of his faith. He will preach in Winfield once or twice as soon as arrangements can be made.

Last Friday evening one of Mr. G. N. Searcy=s shocks of fodder was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leavig a strong gunpowder smell about the place. We mention this circumstance for its curiosity and not for any particular damage it did.

Ezra Nixon returned on Saturday night from his eastern excursion. He took in the Kansas City Fair, the Chicago exposition, and spent some time around the old familiar haunts of his boyhood near Davenport, Iowa. His three weeks vacation brought much enjoyment.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Henry Phenix brought us in a lot of the finest beans we have seen, Saturday, which he raised from seed grown this year. The first planting, early in the spring, ripened, and he put in a second crop from the harvested seed; the results proving as satisfactory as the first planting. This splendid season is developing Cowley=s productiveness in many ways.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

MARRIED. We learn of the marriage, at her home in Mound City, on the 16th inst., of Miss Lena Curry to Mr. J. H. Madden. Miss Curry was, not long since, a saleslady in the New York Store of this city, and is a sister of Mrs. A. E. Baird. During her residence here she made many warm friends, whom we know will enjoy the following notice of her marriage, taken from the Mound City Clarion.

AA very quiet but elegant wedding took place last Sunday at the residence of J. T. Curry. About thirty guests were assembled to witness the marriage of Miss Lena Curry to John H. Madden. About 6:30 p.m., the simple, impressive marriage ceremony was performed by thhe Rev. W. B. Poinsett. Following this came a bountiful supper, the bridal party leaving soon after for Pleasanton, where they took the train for Kansas City and the east. They will be absent a few days, visiting Chicago, St. Louis, and other cities. Miss Lena Curry, both in her vocation as teacher and in social life, is much loved for her many graces of mind and person. John H. Madden is the County Clerk of Lynn County, and in both public and private live is highly esteemed and respected wherever known. The best wishes of a host of friends, to whom they have endeared themselves, go with them in their new life. Many handsome presents were bestowed upon the happy couple.@


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

MARRIED. A Jewell has gone to Bliss. It occurred at Topeka on last Thursday, and the transformation was caused by the joining together of Mr. C. A. Bliss and Mrs. M. L. Jewell, in the matrimonial bond, by Rev. N. L. Rigby. This was a little surprising to the many friends of the bride and groom, but the surprise was not sufficient to interfere with congratulations. The groom is one of our early residents and most prominent businessmen, while the bride has resided in our city for the last four years, and has taken an active part in the musical and social circles; therefore, they start on their new voyage with the well wishes of a large number of friends. The groom has certainly secured a rare Jewell, and there is no doubt that the bride has chosen the royal road to Bliss. Our wish is that the Jewell may prove a blessing, the possession of which will bring much hpappiness, and that the Bliss of the new domestic firm may ever be unalloyed. Mr. and Mrs. Bliss will go to housekeeping in a few days.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

The temperance lecture of Judge O. L. Ray, of Michigan, at the Methodist Church on last Sunday evening, was a splendid moral lesson. His remarks were especially directed to the young, and while his delivery was not the best, showed deep thought. He pointed out the flattering prospects before every young man just starting out in the world for himself, and how he is the architect of his own futureCfree to walk in the high places of earth or lie in the gutter. He charged youn men against the forming of evil habits, against mingling with bad company, and illustrated the hardships of a reformation after the corrupt had gained the ascendency. The young men who heard this lecture carried away a lesson which, if followed, would have an elevating tendency and make a successful life.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Last week Nick Williams, Wm. Welch, Owen and Steve McCollom, of Pleasant Valley, were brought before Justice Soward on the charge of disturbing the peace of the Odessa neighborhood at night by shooting and using obscene language on the highway. The case was continued to this week, and after a day and a half=s arbitration, the jury found them guilty, and a fine of five dollars and the costs, about two hundred dollars, was assessed against them.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

It will be recollected that Charles Provine came from Kosciusko County, Indiana, last April, and settled in this county, with nine of his family. Last Saturday seven more, the balance of his family, arrived. They are all prohibitionists, sons, daughters, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law included, and will make a large addition to the moral and industrial forces of this county. Mr. Provine lives in this town and his several farms are near by in the surrounding country.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

MARRIED. Mr. John Willis, now of Arkansas City, and Miss Ida Beck, were married in this city on last Saturday at the home of Judge H. Beck, father of the bride. This event has been looked for by their friends for some time, though it was not expected that the preliminaries were so nearly ended. The happy couple will take up their abode at the ATerminus,@ where the groom is engaged in business. They have the good wishes and congratulations of many friends.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

The Williams Dramatic Company opened out in the Opera House, Tuesday evening, in AThe Little Duchess,@ with a good house. The company is a strong one, and Miss Mattie Williams, the star, especially elicited much favorable comment. They play some of the latest and best dramas, and our people will receive much pleasure from their entertainments during this week. Their band and orchestra discourse splendid music.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Mrs. Emma Smith, delegate of the W. C. T. U. of this city, to the annual convention in Topeka last week of the State Temperance Union, reports three hundred and fifty delegates present and a very profitable meeting. Rousing speeches were made by ex-Gov. St. John and other temperance workers and important steps were taken for the forwarding of the cause.



Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Joe Kensil, at Billy Hand=s livery barn, has a number of the best horses in the city under his care and training. Joe has few equals as a horseman, and all he needs to make an animal Agit up and git,@ in a few weeks= training, is the necessary symmetry of form and tendency to fleetness.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

BIRTH. Ed. Goodrich was rushing around over town on last Saturday morning with a box of cigars under his arm and a broad smile on his countenance. This excitement and Aset =em up A to the boys was all caused by the arrival at his home on the night before of a fine new girl.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Miss Etta Stout, recently from Missouri, has taken a position as saleslady at the Bee Hive Store. Lady clerks are becoming popular with our merchants. Almost every dry goods store in the city now has one or two.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

The Baptist State Convention meets in this city on November 2nd, at which time our city will be visited by all the Baptist ministers of the State and many special delegates.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Mr. James Rothrock has sold out his stock of merchandise at Seeley, moved to Winfield, and is at present assisting in the grocery establishment of A. T. Spotswood. The Seeley post office is the graduating school for Spotswood=s clerks.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Charlie Beck came down from Wichita Monday and will spend a week with his parents. He informs us that Frank Williams has gone into the real estate business since disposing of the Occidental.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

The Torrance-Fuller buildings are nearly ready for the roof and are expected to be furnished in a few weeks. J. S. Mann talks of occupying one of them with his clothing establishment.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

DIED. From Johnson & Hill, undertakers, we learn of the death of John Carpenter, near Udall, on Monday last, and of the loss in this city, by Mrs. Mary Kinne, of her little two-year-old daughter.




Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

The ladies of the Christian Church are out in full force on the fair ground and are doing splendidly with their dining hall. They took in over forty dollars for dinner Wednesday.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Saturday was a big day in the wheat market. Over a hundred loads were disposed of to our buyers, the ruling price being seventy-eight cents per bushel.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Lost. Between Doane=s coal office and Spotswood=s store, a fountain pen in a tin case. If the finder will leave at this office, a reward will be paid.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Friend=s Millinery House Grand opening, Thursday and Friday, October 4-5. You are cordially invited. Three doors north of Lynn=s. No cards.

AD. FRIEND=S MILLINERY HOUSE Is now receiving an immense stock of HATS, MILLINERY, AND TRIMMINGS, Selected in the principal cities, and can suit you in STYLE AND PRICES. Three doors North of Lynn=s.

Also Pianos, Organs, and Sewing Machines, in a large variety of makes, wholesale or retail, cash or time.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


Magnificent Displays in Every Department and all Expectations Fully Realized.

The first annual exhibition of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association opened Tuesday morning last with extensive preparations and a clear sky. Early in the morning the streets began to look active, and by ten o=clock large numbers of persons were accepting of the many facilities for transportation to the beautiful Fair Grounds, and the thoroughfare has been continually thronged since. Those who have no conveyances of their own find ample accommodation in the numerous omnibuses, express wagons, and common vehicles manned by lusty Arustlers,@ fare twenty-five cents; and then there are AWalker=s Line@ and AShank=s Mare,@ fare nothing; but we notice few who embrace the latter mode of transportationCthese flush times make it unnecessary. Every large exhibition lasting through several days has its time of preparation, and on Tuesday and part of Wednesday, Cowley=s Fair was passing through this period. The superintendents and exhibitors were busy arranging the displays, and wer not in shape to give details, but we gained enough information to make a synopsis of the great Ashow@ in this issue, leaving the bulk of details for next week, when everything will be over and full report can be given.

The first place visited as nearest the entrance, was the general exhibition hall. On the right of the entrance are the Household fabrics, Kansas manufacture, in charge of Mr.

W. R. McDonald. Every conceivable kind of Aspread,@ some of them elaborate, splendid rag carpets, and almost everything made in this line by the energy, taste, and deftness of Cowley=s ladies, are there to be seen. The different novelties here, as elsewhere, are deserving of special mention, but under the arrangement it was impossible to get the name of each exhibitor. The next thing encountered was the Flowers and Shrubs, presided over by Mrs. J. L. Horning. The display is very tastefully arranged, contains a good variety, and taken all in all, does Lady Flora full justice. Next to this is the Fine Art department, conducted by Miss Kate Millington, the most prominent among which are specimens of photography from the galleries of Winfield=s artists, Messrs. Rodocker, McIntire, and Beck Bros., and a finer display we challenge the state to produce.

You pass from this to the exhibit under Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, of Fancy Work, and here is where the skill and taste of Cowley=s ladies are shown in all their reality. A man is seized with a renewed admiration of the gentler sex as he stands and beholds these marvelous specimens of her handiwork. This is a very unique feature of the Fair.

On the west side of this hall is the array of our dealers in musical instrumentsCand sewing machines, Messrs. Friend, Stimson, Best, Roberts, and Fitch & Barron. The exhibitors of musical instruments have an attraction in good vocal and instrumental music, while the sewing machine gentlemen have to depend entirely on the oiliness of their tongues.

The next building in the row contains S. H. Myton=s elegant display of eighteen buggies, spring wagons, and carriages, all beautifully finished and of Eastern manufacture.

As you pass on and step into the Agricultural Hall, you are struck with wonderment at the magnificence of the display. Enormous squashes, corpulent pumpkins, and obese melons, and, arranged in various ways, about one hundred and twenty different varieties of vegetables greet the eye. Stowed in one corner are the fifty bushels of corn entered for P. H. Albright=s special premium, some of the ears as large as sticks of stove wood, and there is a glorious company of potatoes and onions. Prominent in this hall are the collections of grains and grasses exhibited by Jas. F. Martin and ______, both of Vernon Township, in competition for the special premium of M. L. Read=s Bank, the former containing forty-two different varieties and both being very nicely arranged. Down at the farther end of this hall is a Alayout@ of every variety of apple and peach that ever grew on a tree, and such fruit as it is! One is instantly imbued, on seeing this array, with the reality of Cowley=s fruit productiveness. It is splendid evidence that this county is destined to rank with any county in the State for fruit. In one corner of this building is the Farm and Household display, embracing the bread, butter, cakes, jellies, etc., under the superintendency of Mrs. J. F. Martin. Jacob Nixon and J. W. Millspaugh seem to be the Ahosts@ in this hall, and after being shown around among the agricultural wonders, you leave with an exalted opinion of Cowley=s mammoth productiveness.

The next attraction for the visitor is the fine horses. There are horses in profusion, some of them big Clydesdales, Norman, and Canadian, and any number of trotting and running horses, together with some of as fine brooders and yearlings as any county can show. Conspicuous among the blooded horses are the two Norman and one Clydesdale stallions of R. B. Noble, of Dexter, one of the former being the largest in the county, weighing 1970 pounds; also the stallions of N. L. Yarbrough, of Floral; the two year old Clydesdale of

R. F. Burden, and the mammoth two year old Clydesdale stallion and four year old mare of Messrs.Tweedle and Purvoi, recently from Scotland. This mare undoubtedly excels anything ever brought into our county. The exhibition of horses of all kinds is exceedingly large and astonishes every beholder.

In blooded cattle the showing is equally as good. About thirty short horn bulls are on exhibition, among the best being those of J. O. Taylor, S. H. Jennings, Mr. Bain, and J. S. Baker. Mr. Taylor shows a herd of short horn cows and calves, three of them the celebrated Jerseys. Mrs. M. J. Gilkey of Maple City, Mr. Thompson of Rock, S. H. Jennings of Winfield, and Mr. Bain, recently from Kentucky, also show very fine specimens of short horn cows and calvesCsome of them exceptionally good. That Cowley has made wonderful strides in the improvement of her cattle and horses, our fair readily shows. For the convenience of those who, like the writer, for instance, can=t tell a short horn cow from any other, if both cows had their heads in a barrel, Mr. Taylor is stationed at the corrals and takes great pleasure in showing the visitors around.

There is an immense array of hog pens, filled with Poland Chinas, Berkshires, Chester Whites, and other breeds. The hog show is magnificent, some of them being as fine as can be produced, and is evidence that Cowley can hold her own on hogs against all comers. The sheep exhibit is also good, showing many different kinds. There being no one who seemed capable of giving the information, we did not learn the names of any of the exhibitors. Next comes the poultry, and of the feathered friends of man there is a fine show, the most attractive being the three coops of Plymouth Rock=s, exhibited by Mr. Samuel Lowe, of this city. There are many different kinds, but the Aboss@ of this department being absent, we hurriedly passed it by. There is an elegant exhibit of nursery stock by Hogue and Mentch, a good array of tombstones by Wm. Dawson, and agricultural implements by Brotherton and Silver and S. H. Myton. The ground was hurriedly gone over and there may be some important omissions of special departments, but we will make all amends next week.

Many fine race horses are on the ground and some splendid tallies of speed are being made. The person who visits the Fair today will see it at its Agolden mean,@ as the displays can be seen in their entirety, and many of the premiums will have been awarded. The grounds were thronged yesterday, many being present from other counties. Taken as a whole, the Fair so far is a grand success, and covers Cowley all over with glory. The advertisement the county will receive from this magnificent showing will be of incalculable benefit. For true enterprise, energy, intelligence, and pluck, Cowley=s people can=t be beaten, of which fact our Fair is positive proof.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

A Group of Performing Arabs.

W. W. Cole, proprietor of the largest canvass show in the world, has introduced many odd novelties this year, but one of the oddest and nost thrilling episodes of his bewildering entertainments is that introduced by a group of Bedouin Arabs, who are pronounced Athe marvels of a nation noted for its muscular men.@ Their leaps and acrobatic evolutions are said to beggar description, so thrilling, sensational, swift, and danger freighted are they. These wonderful representatives of a wonderful, weird, and peculiar race are to be seen in no other show on earty. W. W. Cole is the only man with courage, foresight, and enterprise enough to find them out and secure their exclusive services.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


The population of Cowley County is over 23,000. That of Winfield is 4,000. The area of the county is 1,140 square miles. It raised this year 1,000,000 bushels of wheat, on 40,000 acres; 7,000,000 bushels of corn on 117,000.

2,000 carloads of wheat.

17,500 carloads of corn.

1,600 carloads of oats.

500 carloads of rye.

500 carloads of potatoes.

500 carloads of fruit.

2,000 carloads, miscellaneous.

TOTAL: 25,100 carloads.

1,000 trains of 25 cars each. Samples to be seen at the fair ground.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Teachers Association. The Northwestern division of the Cowley County Teachers association holds its first meeting Oct. 6th, at the Rock schoolhouse. Let the teachers of this division be in attendance and make their first association a success.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

The Teter Family.

The following is a list of the names of the family of Mr. Philip Teter of Beaver Township in Cowley County, Kansas, all living within a radius of two and a half miles. They are all of well to do, money making, farmer families, intelligent and highly esteemed citizens, all Re-publicans and prohibitionists. We enter this family for competition for the COURIER prize.

Philip Teter.

Margaret Teter, his wife.

Philip M. Teter, son of the above.

George H. Teter, son of the above.

Moses S. Teter, son of the above.

Wm. H. H. Teter, son of the above.

Mrs. Mary A. Browning, daughter of the above.

Mrs. Phebe J. Vandeveer, daughter of the above.

Mrs. Martha J. Teter, wife of Geo. H.

Children of Geo. H. Teter.

Maggie Teter.

Alma Teter.

Ollie Teter.

Otho Teter.

Ada Teter.

Walter Teter.

Frank Teter.

Children of John W. Browning, husband of Mary A. (Teter) Browning.

Clara Browning.

Jessie Browning.

Robert W. Broning.

Mollie Browning.

Jennie Browning.

Joan Omer Browning.

Children of Moses S. and Margaret J. Teter.

Philip Sheridan Teter.

Luelia Teter.

Mollie Teter.

James W. Teter.

William A. Teter.

Children of Wm. H. H. and Ella Teter.

Geo. M. Teter.

Carrie Teter.

John P. Teter.

Evart Teter.

Joseph R. Teter.

Children of John L. Vandeveer, husband of Phebe J. (Teter) Vandeveer.

Philip C. Vandeveer.

Maud Ella Vandeveer.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Orator and Lecturer.

Mrs. Helen M. Gougar, of Lafayette, Indiana, the celebrated lecturer and orator, will be in Winfield and lecture at the Baptist Church on Thursday and Friday evenings, Oct. 18th and 19th. Subject of the first lecture, AWoman=s suffrage a national necessity.@ Second lecture, AHigh license ffrom a woman=s standpoint.@ Mrs. Gougar is considered the finest lecturer of her sex and it is a rare fortune that our citizens will have an opportunity to hear her.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

$17, Round Trip to St. Louis.

Branson, the agent of the K. C. L. & S. K. railroad, will sell at the north depot, Winfield, round trip tickets to the St. Louis Fair for $17. This is only but little more than half rates. The fair commences at St. Louis Oct. 10th and continues all the week. It will be the grandest of all her grand fairs and the magic and spectacular processions of evenings are exepected to beat the New Orleans AMardi Gras@ and the Baltimore AOriole.@





Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Winfield Markets Wholesale.

The following prices are realized in our streets by producers this Wednesday, Sept. 26th.

EGGS: Fresh, per dozen, 15 cents.

BUTTER: Country, per lb., 20 cents; Creamery, per lb., 25 cents.

POTATOES: per bushel, IrishC50 cents & 60 cents.

POTATOES: per bushel, SweetC60 cents & 75 cents.

ONIONS: per bushel, 50 cents.

CABBAGE: per lb., 2 cents.

HAMS: Country, per lb., 16 cents.

CHICKENS: per dozen, springC$1.75 @ $2.00.

CHICKENS: per lb., oldC6-1/2 cents.

LARD: per lb., 12-1/2 cents.

SORGHUM: per gallon, 40 cents.

WHEAT: per bushel, 75 cents & 80 cents.

CORN: per bushel, 25 cents.

FLOUR: per 100 lbs., $2.25, & $2.50, $2.80.

CORN MEAL: 80 cents.

OATS: per bushel, 20 cents.

HOGS: per 100 lbs., $4.12-1/2.

CATTLE: 2 & 2-3/4

STEERS: 3 & 3-1/2.

HAY: In bulk, $4.00.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wagner, of Walnut Township, started Tuesday for a few weeks visit in Indiana.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


McDonald, Jarvis & Co., have $1,000,000 of Eastern money to loan on improved farms in Cowley, Butler, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties at SIX PERCENT, per annum. Loans will be made at my office in Winfield, and the interest can be paid to me as it matures, and the borrower will receive the coupons at the time he makes his payments, and thus all mistakes and trouble be avoided. All loans will be made on five years time with the privilege to the borrower to pay it off at any time after one year. We mean business and can and will loan money cheaper than any other person or firm in Kansas. Come and see us before borrowing elsewhere.

J. WADE McDONALD, Attorney and General Manager.





Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


I have a lot of large brood Mares for sale at my ranch near Silverdale P. O.

Jno. Andrews.

For Sale Cheap. A good mule team, harness, and two wagons. Cash or time. N. C. Myers.

Public Sale. Peter Harpole will have an auction sale of live stock and farming implements, in Cedar Township on Wednesday, October 10th, 1883.

All parties indebted to James Rothrock, the former merchant of Seeley, will please call on Wm. Simpson of that place and settle as soon as possible.

Public Sale. On Wednesday, October 10th, we will sell at public auction at our place 3-2 miles North East of New Salem, commencing at 10 o=clock, a.m., 21 cows and heifers, 20 calves, 1 horse, 2 brood mares, 3 brood sows and pigs, and an assortment of farming implements. Terms Cash; sums of $10 and over may run 9 month at 8 percent with approved security. J. W. HOYLAND & SONS.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


Owen Shriver lost a valuable horse last week, by sickness.

L. K. Hoyt had a horse badly hurt in the barn by kicking, lately.

Mr. Barnes of Upper Grouse is moging to his valuable farm near Dester.

Levi Bullington and family are back from the mountains, and not much benefitted in health.

Land buyers are plenty, but farmers in Grouse Valley think too much of their farms to sell for a song.

Our town was uncommonly full of people and teams on Saturday last. Business is lively, of course.

Miss Waldsmith is soon to leave us for a seminary in Missouri. She goes to finish her education and will be much missed in our small town.

A festival was held at Fairview schoolhouse on Saturday evening. The night was lovely, everybody brought a basketfull of eatables, and all was joy.

A pleasant party was held at the residence of Henry Branson on Friday. Just the right number were out. The young folks vote it the best dance of the season.

We are going over to the Fair in force. Look out for premium corn, potatoes, pumpkins, etc., from the Grouse Valley. We will also bring the fatted calf and prodigal son.

MARRIED. Miss Ada Strickland surprised all who knew her by her marriage and sudden departure to Chautauqua County. She is missed at the dances and the boys should waylay Rrife Parsons.

DIED. In the record of passing events we must often chronicle the sad events, such as the death of an infant child of Mr. John Bilby. It had suffered all its short life. It was buried on the 6th.

The pupils and people of Dexter welcome Miss Vaught back to the school room. She will be assisted by Miss Davis of Tisdale. Both are experienced teachers and we feel assured of a good school.

MARRIED. One of the Dexter band boys has deserted his comrades and settled down as a married man. Mr. John Sowers and bride were serenaded by the band. Another member will dessert soon if he is not watched.

Farmers feel that they can afford to loaf around town a good deal after raising such good crops. I often wonder if they hadn=t better be at home mowing down the weeds that hide their homes, and trimming hedges and Asich like work.@ A living is made too easily in KansasCpeople become indolent and careless.

A horse was stolen from the residence of Mr. Sol Osborne on Tuesday night during a party by two youthful Asmarties@ of Plum Creek. The horse was found at New Salem, and the boys at Arkansas City. The boys were taken to jail, but promptly bailed out by their parents. I hope they were in jail long enough to do some solid thinking over the error of such ways, and resolve on a better life in future. GRANGER.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


Candidates are putting on their overalls again, and stacking theeir empty cigar boxes away under the edge of the autumn hay rick for winter kindling.

Isn=t it rather severe that a hard-working citizen can=t shoot a farmer, marry his wife, and fall heir to his farm without getting the pestiferous State down on the back of his neck?

As little as it is known, Otter Township produced the present fall as fine a lot of corn, stock, fruit, watermelons, and girls as ever graced a Cowley County Fair. I hope the girls will excuse me for mentioning them after the stock and vegetables.

The I. O. O. F. celebration at Elm Park below Cedarvale last Wednesday was a perfect success in every respect. Among the notables present were Father Josiah Davis, W. W. Jones, Ben Henderson, J. D. McBrian, Bert Hilligoss, and Father Buckles, with a reasonable attendance. There was the best feeling, and some enthusiasm.

The preliminary trial of Wirt Bacon, charged with the killing of Milton Tompkins, has been continued to the 26th. Milton Bacon, brother of the accused, arrived here from Colorado recently. The evidence against the accused appears very strong, while his parents and relatives who have always borne the reputation of clever and worthy people, have the earnest sympathy of the community.

Jasper finds lots of new darlings down here after several months absence. Some of the aforesaid darlings are plotting against the boys and the preacher. The boys have given in already. Ordinary Achilluns@ like your correspondent are not supposed to stand up against the combined influence of frizzes, sun flowers, and bangs. I claim to have lots of indepen-dence, but I can=t help falling in under the irresistible pressure of hairpins and marble dust. Don=t get mad, girls, but we boys with our green ways get Aplum pulverized@ sometimes (as the Sedan girl expresses it), and we aren=t entirely responsible for the way in which our yearning hearts reach out. We can=t help getting broke up on you. It=s just our tender, clinging natures that do it. We haven=t the presumption to ask you to reciprocate our regard; we only ask you to have charity in view of our unfortunate dispositions. With mustache scented with citronella, I am very truly yours, JASPER.


Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.


HOWARDS, Colorado.

EDITOR COURIERCDear Sir: You will see, by the heading of this, that I have wandered away from the haunts of vice and am now whiling away a short period in the virtuous State of ColoradoCblessed Colorado, beautiful Colorado. God forgive me if I lie, for if I do, it is done meaningly, and through pure cussedness. We are now located in a little valley in Fremont County, called Pleasant Valley. God forgive the author of that name. This Pleasant Valley is about twelve miles long by from twenty feet to a quarter of a mile wide, made up of rocks and a little, very little, farming land; and oh, such farming land! Why, if a man should be caught on such a piece of land in Cowley County, he would be arrested, taken before Judge Gans, tried for a lunatic, convicted, and put into the hands of By Garey to be taken to the insane asylum. But when I think of it, there is no danger of such a thing happening, for I do not believe there is as poor a piece of land in the whole State of Kansas as this valley contains. Nothing is raised here, only by irrigation. Now, the middle of Sep-tember, we sit down to table to eat green peas, corn, cucumbers, and all other vegetables, except tomatoesCthese are not ripe yet. The town of Howards consists of a depot, one store, and two housesCyes, and eight coal pits. The inhabitants consist of about a dozen young men who call themselves pine pushers; that means they chop and haul pine wood for the coal pits, and, by the way, there is one more important personage here, who calls himself a prospector. No one ever knew him to find anything until the other day, when he says he struck it rich. He has good naturedly shown me some of his specimens, and offered to sell me one-half interest in the mine for $1,000. I came mighty near buying it. I did not grumble at the price. I offered him his price, and offered to pay him $1.00 down, and give my note for the balance, but he could not see it that way; but did offer to take $100 down, and wait for the balance until I made it out of the mine, which he assured me was very rich. But I only had my little old dollar, and therefore I lost a fortune. By gravy, I told him, if he would wait until I could send for Geo. Miller, Dave Long, Mart Robinson, Joe Likowski, and Tom Soward, we would take the whole mine. I told him I knew Tom Soward would invest, for he was just about to be elected register of deeds of our county, and he was bound to have more money than he could invest in Kansas. That last seemed to strike the fellow, and he agreed to let me know day after tomorrow, providing I would spend the dollar for cider, which I agreed to do, feeling sure my partners would refund it to me. Now, Ed., if you should see any of them (my partners, I mean), tell them not to whisper it to anyone, for I know, if it should get out, we will be pestered to death with applications to join our company.

And now I must tell you that, while I am sitting writing his, with the doors and windows open, I can look out onto the mountains that do not look to be more than a mile off, but which are really fifteen miles off, and see them covered with snow, and still snowing; and I want still further to say to you that I am not to blame for being caught out in this beautiful State; but I came to nurse young By Gravy, who has been very sick with typhoid fever. But, thank the Lord, with His help, and the nursing of his mother, he is getting better, and will soon be able to come back to glorious old Kansas. BY GRAVY, alias J. H. FINCH.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

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At Baltimore.

We were at Baltimore during the Oriole Carnival and saw a part at least of the pageant and festivities, but it will be impossible to describe them so as to give any idea of the spectacular effects. The display evenings were orginally set for Tuesday to Thursday, September 11th to 13th, but the steady rains of Tuesday and Wednesday caused the first parade to be adjourned to Thursday evening and the final pageant to Friday evening.

The show Thursday evening was a procession of Lord Baltimore on a float, our Pangdorn on another, and other noted characters surrounded by gorgeous Atrappings@ and scenic displays; various companies of military, foot and horse in uniform; social clubs and secret orders in uniform; a dozen or more fire companies, each with engine, hose cart, hook and ladder, and other paraphernalia; the various trades represented on floats; and interspersed at intervals by bands of musicCsome fifteen in all.

The streets through which the procession passed, Baltimore Street in particular, were so crowded with spectators that it was with extreme difficulty that room was made for the pageant to pass. Raised inclined platforms were constructed beforehand over the sidewalks, over cross streets and over every notch not occupied by a high building, and these platforms were filled with chairs to rent at fifty cents each. We occupied chairs over Charles Street on the south side of Baltimore Street, directly opposite the splendid building of the B. & O. railroad general offices.

We cannot estimate the numbers of spectators occupying these platforms, and crowding the sidewalks and the streets for more than three miles of streets, but the Baltimoreans estimated them at hundreds of thousands.

The pageant of Friday evening merits a more elaborate attempt at description, but the effect must be left wholly to the imagination of our readers. To get an inkling of it, one must imagine the most gorgeous scenic devices ever employed by the spectacular drama, built up with sufficient elaboration to bear inspection from any point of view, and with solidity enough to bear transit through the streets.

The historic accuracy of the tableaux, while much flaunted in official programmes, is not allowed to stand in the way of fanciful embellishment: the show=s the thing. It is, in fact, a huge street spectacle. The titles of the floats were:


Float A: Lord Baltimore. Float B: Title Car, AThe Lost Continent.@ Floats C. D, and E: The royal chariots of the King of Atlantis. Float F: Represents Poseidon or Neptune drawn in a chariot. Float G: Queen Cleito. Float H: AThe Sacrifice,@ Float J: Heaven. Float K: Sport. Float L: War. Float M: Knighthood. Float N: Marriage. Float O: Feast. Float P: Theatre. Float Q: The Hunt. Float R: Agriculture. Float S: Market. Float T: Home. Float U: Worship. Float V: Justice. Float W: Death. Float X: The Deluge.




No. 1: The title car. The Lost Kingdom. No. 2: Florida. No. 3: Mystic Tower. No. 4: The Betrayal. No. 5: Taric=s. No. 6: Roderick=s Fall. No. 7: The Rape of the Crowns. No. 8: The Seven Silver Statues. No. 9: The Rival Chieftains. No. 10: Pelayo=s Defiance. No. 11: Spain=s First Caliph. No. 12: Alfonso=s Avowal. No. 13: The Blessed Santiago. No. 14: De Vera=s Command. No. 15: The Alhambra. No. 16. Ferdinand=s Decision. No. 17: Zagal=s Reward. No. 18: Farewell to Grenada.


As soon as it was dusk, a red glow in the direction of Boundary Avenue told that the egg was chipped and the nestling had emerged in a flood of light and was preparing to come down to the city to the thousands who awaited it. The ANest@ near the Park gate and the ADen@ on Robert Street and Linden Avenue had to be broken like egg-shells to let the floats out. The Den was dismantled in the morning and the floats which it contained being a part of the Lost Continent, stood out all on the street through the day. The start, Capt. Pangdorn

had sworn by his balidom, should be at 8 o=clock, and he was true to his wordCto a certain extent. Eutaw Place was converted from a placid, genteel neighborhood into a bedlam, filled with people, horses, torches borne by queer-looking colored men and everything else, all mixed up together. The windows of the houses were crowded with heads, and a number of the houses had stands erected over the front porches or verandas. The sidewalks were lined, although the light was not good enough to make the spot advantageous as a place of observation. The floats, as they were mounted, moved down the east side of Eutaw Square to Lanvale Street. As early as a quarter after seven nearly all the ALost Continent@ was upon the street. It was between half-past eight and a quarter of nine, however, before regular marching order was begun with the counter-march around the square, where, indeed, the entire neighborhood was bathed in red light.


From Eutaw Place the pageant turned into Bloom Street, and thence into Madison Avenue. Leaning out the windows were ladies and gentlemen in evening dress. On the pavements were strangers and others, who had wisely left the packed thoroughfares behind them. There were just enough persons on the avenue to let everybody have an unobstructed view. Many of the private residences were neatly and prettily decorated, and the lights in the parlors and other front rooms were lowered so that the lighting of the pageant would show all the more brilliantly. Down Madison Avenue the pageant passed and then into Eutaw Street. It moved slowly, so that the full beauty of the tableaux could be seen.

The pageant wheeled from Eutaw into Baltimore, passing in review of Rex and his followers, who were seated on the stand facing Eutaw Street. Some of the New Orleans gentlemen were accompanied by ladies. They were all in evening dress. It was a trying ordeal for the Orioles. The sharp turn across the car tracks jolted the figurantes so much that it was difficult for them to keep from falling off. But they not only held their positions, but also sustained their parts well. The New Orleans people were delighted. The gentlemen clapped their hands; the ladies waved their handkerchiefsCand they all joined together in cheering. They had a clear view from Eutaw as well as Baltimore Street. The crowds below them were roped in by policemen so that the turning point at the corner was kept open, allowing the tableaux ample space for display. Half way between Baltimore and Fayette Streets, red fire was burned constantly, illuminating the rear of each tableaux as it passed.


The huge bell heralded the approach of the pageant. Then came the gallant Capt. Pangborn galloping briskly and saluting Rex. The famous Marine Band of Washington, which followed, was the escort of Lord Baltimore. He was seated in a scallop shell, drawn through the water by mammoth snow-white swans garlanded with flowers. Grotesque terrapins, canvas-back duck, and the products of the Chesapeake swam round about him. Flanking him were two elongated open-mouthed oysters, in which were ensconced two young maids dressed in white. All the creatures on the float wiggled and wobbled. Lord Baltimore himself smiled and bowed and stroked his bushy whiskers.

The titled car of AThe Lost Continent@ was the introductory chapter in the illustrated narrative of the habits and customs of the Atlanteans. Three chariots drove by with warriors ready for combat. Each chariot was hauled by four horses abreast. King Poseidon and Queen Cleito came next, each on an elevated throne surrounded with attendants and gorgeous with flowers, gems, and velvets. Priests sacrificing a white horse preceded the tableau representing the Atlantean=s conception of Heaven. In the centre of the float was a fountain under the spray of which three nymphs were gamboling; while circling it were beautiful butterflies. Humming birds, parrots, birds of Paradise, and other birds, all suggesting richenss of color, were perched on the branches of trees and flowers of all luxuriant varieties. This was one of the features of the pageant, and it was greeted everywhere with prolonged Ahs! from the women and children. A prehistoric bull fight prepared the spectators for the bloody war scene in mid-ocean between the Atlantean forces and the troops of a rebellious colony. The figurantes were splendidly drilled. They crossed and clashed weapons, and assumed attitudes in faithful keeping with the picture they were illustrating. One of the successful warriors is knighted in the next tableau, and in the next he is married. Both of those floats were marvels of beauty. A bounteous feast and an antedeluvian theatre were succeeded by a hunting scene, in which two horsemen are shown dashing headlong down a steep rocky hill. In front ot them were dogs having monster beasts at bay. It was a wonder how the riders managed to keep their seats. People gazed at the tableau wondering, and then cheered and applauded it. In the agricultural tableau, where the King was encouraging the people by pushing the plow himself, the Queen sat aloft on an elephant=s back and kissed her hand at good-looking fellows in the streets. The market tableau was a very fine float. It was just ahead of the loveliest floats in the procession. It was called AHome.@ The most conspicuous object was a huge, burnished, irridescent, gorgeous peacock. The last float presented a startling mechanical device. Atlantis is engulfed in the ocean depths in some mighty volcanic throe of nature like that which recently submerged islands and cities in the Strait of Sunda, and the floats fire spouts from the topmost peak, rising above the whirl of the deluge.

The second division representing events in the history of the Moors in Spain, afforded a rich field for scenic display. The highly ornate architecture of the Moorish and Spanish buildings, the spectacle of Mahomet and the Blessed Santiago in the clouds, the tableau of the Seven Silver Statues, and the farewell of the Moors to Granada were the striking pictures. The last tableau was the largest ever seen in a street display. It in fact attempted the representation of a city, with the last Moor gazing back at it and breathing a regretful sigh.

Better acting was required of the figurantes of the second division than of the first, because the latter could let their fancy have full sway, while the former were restricted to legendary details. This point was appreciated by the New Orleans people, and made known to the figurantes by stormy applause.

The pageant moved down Baltimore Street to Gay, to Fayette, to Holliday, and thence to the City Hall.

There was the same immense crowd in the vicinity of the City Hall as on the night previous, even more dense. The streets were packed, and ropes were stretched to keep the people form intruding upon the pageant. Mayor Whyte reviewed the pageant from the Holliday Street portico.

The pageant reached the City Hall about 10 o=clock, and it was over an hour in passing, including the frequent stops.

The route after leaving the City Hall had to be changed on account of obstructions on Fayette Street, between North and Calvert Streets. The pageant therefore wheeled into Lexington from Holliday, and then came along North Street to Baltimore. When Lord Baltimore=s float reached the Sun office going westward toward Calvert Street, the tableau of AAlphonso=s Avowal,@ in the second division, was just passing on its way eastward. A double line of tableaux then passed on Baltimore Street, from North to Calvert, presenting the most picturesque and beautiful sight of the evening. The rest of the route was from Calvert to Centre, to Howard, and thence to Franklin and the rear entrance of the Academy of Music.

There were 40 floats in the two divisions and 236 figurantes. Some of the figurantes impersonated females, and would have succeeded in deceiving many of the lookers-on, had it not been for their robust ankles, for in other respects they looked well. Six horses were attached to many of the floats, and the rest were drawn by four Orioles in costume, who rode in front of each tableau and superintended its movements. Bands of music were interspersed between the floats and were surrounded by colored torch-bearers carrying fence lights. The horses and torch-bearers wore Oriole colors. In the first portion of the route the lighting of the floats was all that could be desired, but towards the last many of the lights gave out.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


Ancient ruins have been discovered in Sonora, which, if reports are true, surpass anything of the kind yet found on this continent. The ruins are said to be about four leagues southeast of Magdalena. There is one pyramid which has a base of 1,350 feet, and rises to the height of 750 feet; there is a winding roadway from the bottom leading up on an easy grade to the top, wide enough for carriages to pass over, said to be twenty-three miles in length; the other walls of the roadway are laid in solid masonry, huge blocks of granite in rubble work, and the circles are as uniform and the grade as regular as they could be made at this date by our best engineers. The wall is only occasionally exposed, being covered over with debris and earth, and in many places the sahuaro and other indigenous plants and trees have grown up, giving the pyramid the appearance of a mountain.

To the east of the pyramid, a short distance, is a small mountain, about the same size, which rises about the same height, and, if reports are true, will prove more interesting to the archaeologist than the pyramid.

There seems to be a heavy layer of a species of gypsum about half way up the mountain, which is as white as snow, and may be cut into any conceivable shape, after being cut. In this layer of stone a people of an unknown age have cut hundreds upon hundreds of rooms from 6 by 10 to 16 by 18 feet square. These rooms are cut out of the solid stone, and so even and true are the walls, floor, and ceilings to plumb and level as to defy variation. There are no windows in the rooms and but one entrance, which is always from the top. The rooms are about eight feet high from floor to ceiling; the stone is so white that it seems almost trans-parent, and the rooms are not at all dark.

On the walls of these rooms are numerous hieroglypics and representations of human forms with hands and feet of human beings cut in the stone in different places. But, strange to say, all the hands have five fingers and thumb, and the feet have six toes. Charcoal is found on the floors of many of the rooms, which would indicate that they built fires in their houses. Stone implements of every description are to be found in and about the rooms. The houses or rooms are one above the other to three or more stories high; but between each story there is a jog or recess the full width of the room below, so that they present the appearance of large steps leading up the mountain.

Who these people were, what age they lived in, must be answered, and if answered at all, Aby the wise men of the East.@ Some say that they were ancestors of the Mayas, a race of Indians who still inhabit Southern Sonora, who have blue eyes, fair skin, and light hair, and are said to be a moral, industrious, and frugal race of people, who have a written language and know something of mathematics.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


We notice that our former compositor, Frank W. Frye, is the Democratic candidate for County Clerk of Labette County. Frank is capable and a good boy generally. His only failing is his Democratic proclivity.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


The preliminary examination of Dave L. Payne and others charged with violating U. S. laws by invading the territory was concluded last week morning and the accused were held for trial on their own recognizances. The defendants are lavish in their praises of Commissioner Sherman before whom the examination was held.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


The Manhattan Nationalist thinks that in the Topeka interview when Senator Hackney said, AThe man who beat St. John will hear something drop,@ or words to that effect, meant John J. Ingalls. Hackney did not say Aman,@ but Amen@; and he did not mean Ingalls at all. If the Nationalist will insert J. A. Anderson in his place for one of the men, Hackney will not take the trouble to deny. He favors Ingalls.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


We see by the Winfield COURIER that Geo. H. McIntire has been nominated for Sheriff by the Republicans of Cowley County. George was a faithful soldier during the rebellion, serving in Company C, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry; and though his father and brothers turned into and followed the dark ruts of Democracy, George continued to Avote as he shot.@ He lived in Lynn County years ago, and we vividly and pleasantly remember him as a fellow participant in the struggles of the rural lyceums and Aspellin= skules@ at the Rinker school-house. Mr. McIntire was an energetic, vigilant, and efficient deputy of the brave and lamented Shenneman, and he will be elected and prove a popular and successful sheriff for the big and growing county of Cowley. Fredonia Citizen.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


The Republican Central Committee of Cowley County met Sept. 27th at 1:30 p.m., at the COURIER office, Winfield, and organized by the election of D. A. Millington, chairman; J. R. Sumpter of Beaver, secretary, and A. W. Carr of Maple, treasurer.

An executive committee of five was elected, consisting of the chairman, secretary, treasurer, L. J. Darnell of Silverdale, and S. B. Sherman of Windsor, whose duty was made to plan and carry out the campaign now to be inaugurated. Each member of the committee to have supervision in his own township. It was agreed that two sets of speakers shall be put into the field as soon as possible and two meetings be held in each township before the election if practicable. [SKIPPED THE REST SHOWING PLACES RECOMMENDED FOR HOLDING MEETINGS IN THE VARIOUS TOWNSHIPS.]


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


The A. T. & S. F. railroad company is building its new bridge across the river at Wichita and has graded its road west to the county line. Track laying will commence at Wichita as soon as the bridge is completed.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


Attempt to Rob a Train, Kill the Engineer and Fireman, but are Driven Off.

DODGE CITY, Sept. 29. The Cannonball on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe was attacked at Coolidge by a gang of cowboysand the engineer killed and the fireman so badly injured that he will die. The conductor was shot at several times but escaped injury. The express car was attacked, but the messenger repulsed them. A posse of men are in hot pursuit of the robbers and a desperate battle will no doubt ensue when they are overhauled.

The body of John Hilton, the engineer killed in the attempted robbing at Coolidge, was brought here this morning and the coroner=s inquest is now being held. Hilton leaves a wife and four children, who reside here. The wife is unconscious as a result of the terrible affair.


The facts concerning the attempted train robbery at Coolidge this morning as obtained from passengers and officials of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe road, are as follows.

The train arrived on time and remained ten minutes at Coolidge. When Conductor Greeley stepped foward to give the signal to go ahead, he saw two men ahead of him, one of whom jumped on the platform between the cars. The other sprang into the side door of the express car, landing on his hands and knees. Greeley stood asking what he was doing there, when the robber half arose and pulled a revolver and shot in his face, so close that the powder burnt it, but did not hit him. The robber then turned and fired at S. S. Peterson, the express messenger, who returned the fire and then built a barricade around him, and the passengers say he continued a lively fusilade, though Peterson says he fired only once. The fellow ran out of the baggage car and escaped, probably with the one who took to the platform. Conductor Greeley then went to the engine and found engineer John Hilton deadf with a bullet through his head under the eye, and Fireman Fadle fatally shot in the breast. Fadle stated that a man jumped on the engine and ordered Engineer Hilton to pull out. Hilton answered that he would when he received orders, and the robber then shot him down and then fired at Fadle, with the result above stated. The plan was preconcerted, the wires having been crossed east of Coolidge since September 23.

At half past 5 o=clock this evening it was announced the arret of two men have been made, one of whom is supposed to have fired at Peterson. The robber is about 5 feet 10 inches in height, stoop-shouldered, and has a long, thin nose. It is believed he can be identified. The remains of Hilton will be taken to Milwaukee tomorrow for interment. He lived at Dodge, where he had a wife and four children. His wife is unconscious. Fifteen hundred dollars reward is offered for the arrest of the parties.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


John Mentch is building a new house, on his farm north of town.

Ramsey, the Jeweler, will do good work for you and warrant it.

Wm. Overly is erecting a good frame residence on his farm in Vernon Township.

Mrs. A. J. Thomson left Tuesday for a months visit among friends in Ohio.

Mr. J. F. Fulton, from near Springfield, Illinois, is visiting in our city with Judge Gans.

Mr. Geo. Whitson brings us a sample of honey of his manufacture. It beats the bees all out.

Col. J. C. McMullen will erect soon a two story frame house on his stock farm near Polo.

Frank Barkley, Sr., is putting a steam heating apparatus for parties in Seneca this week.

The United Brethern of Pleasant Valley have just erected a neat church building at Constant.

School district 98, in Maple Township, is building a substantial new schoolhouse, 22 x 28 feet in size.

Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


Bard & Harris have erected over their office on Ninth Avenue a large and handsome gilt sign.

Mrs. S. W. Greer returned Saturday from a month=s visit with relatives in Missouri and Nebraska.

Dr. R. W. Wilson came down from Ottawa this week and spent a few days among friends in the city.

Miss Cloyd Brass, of Lawrence, is in the city and will spend the winter wiith her sister, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger.

Mrs. F. W. Doane, wife of Frank W. Doane, came in Tuesday and will spend several weeks visiting friends here.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. F. Kebe, of this city, had the misfortune to lose their little four months= old baby boy last week.

Jesse King of Walnut Township, is adding to the appearance of his farm this fall by putting up a new reisdence.

J. M. Householder, of Vernon Township, is putting some of the proceeds of his large crops this year into a new two story frame residence.

Just received. 200 gal. best mixed Paint; every gallon guaranteed. Best $1.25 per gal. Iron Paint $1.00 per gal. At Harter=s Drug Store.

Charlie Beck returned to his labors as clerk in the Occidental Hotel at Wichita, Tuesday, after spending a week in this city with his parents.

A. A. Knox, of Vernon Township, finished sowing one hundred and sixty acres of wheat last week. The ground was all plowed by his son, Will, with a five horse gang plow.

The Winfield base ball club were again beaten by the AActives@ of Arkansas City at the Fair last week. It seems that they have a pretty active club at the Terminus after all.

The best apple we have seen this year was presented to us by Mr. S. P. Case of Vernon Township and raised on his farm. It measures 13-1/2 inches, weighs a pound, and is a beauty.

A. B. Myers of Beaver Township, is erecting this fall a large and substantial new residence. Z. B. will soon have one of the best improved, as well as one of the richest, farms in the county.

Mr. A. DeTurk of Pleasant Valley, brought us last Monday twelve Bartlett pears, weighing ten pounds. They beat anything that was exhibited at the fair and were the best in quality we ever saw.

The Prairie Home Sabbath School thought best to postpone their picnic for the present, as some of the chief committes failed to act in the matter. Therefore, all invitations re respectfully withdrawn.

Chas. McClung, of Vernon, is putting up a large frame house on his farm this fall. Vernon farmers are putting on lots of style, and judging from the immense crop reports from that township, they can afford it.



Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


W. H. Whitney, of the hardware firm of Horning & Whitney, is spending this week in the East buying goods. Will has been sticking very closely to business for some time past, and this trip will be a benefit in the way of recreation as well as pecuniarily.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

The Williams Dramatic Complany closed a very satisfactory engagement in this city on last Saturday night. The Opera House was crowded nearly every evening, and the plays gave general satisfaction. They went to Arkansas City from here for three nights and from there to Caldwell. [Source not fiven.]


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

P. H. Albright has his premium corn on exhibition at the Farmers Bank and it attracts much attention. There is about fifty bushels, and P. H. is sending some of it to different parts of the east to show them what kind of corn we raise in Cowley. It makes just forty-seven ears of it to make a bushel.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman returned last week from Delevan, Illinois, where they had been attending a family reunion at the home of Mr. Buckman=s parents. Four married sons, two married daughters, and their families, twenty-five in all, were present and enjoyed a glorious time under the hospitality of Athe old folks at home.@


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

The District Court opened Tuesday morning last. The case of the State vs. Frank Manny was continued, and the Stte vs. Ed. B. Lagle, charged with stealing a horse in this county on July 12th from a Mr. Richards, was taken up and is still in progress. An order was issued Tuesday for the drawing of fifteen additional jurymen.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Mr. F. C. Nomsen has sold his interest in the Brettun tonsorial rooms to his partner, Capt. C. Stueven, and will go to Colorado. Mr. Nomsen has been in poor health for some time past and this change is made in hopes of improvement. He has become very popular as a man and barber during his long residence here and his departure will cause much regret.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

On last Saturday morning a baby about two weeks old was found in a basket on the front steps of the Brettun House. With it was the following note, written in a neat feminine hand, without address or signature. AI leave the little babe with you because I think you will select someone that will be kind to it and raise it. I was married and deserted. He was a fine looking and talented man. I don=t know where he is and I=m too poor to care for it, unless I had a home. It breaks my poor heart to give it up. Keep a record of it in the clerk=s office, and if I get work, I will reclaim it, unless someone takes it to raise as their own. Its name is James Garfield, after our lamented President. I have some property coming to me eventually, but my people know nothing of my sad fate. They tried to keep me from marrying, and that is why I will not appeal to them. May the good Lord forgive me and watch over my darling child and bless those that give it sympathy.@

Mrs. Chas. Harter took the little one in and cared for it until Sunday morning, when Mr. and Mrs. Addison Thompson, from near Seeley, a childless couple, heard of it and asked permission to take the babe, care for and raise it, which they were allowed to do.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

The County Commissioners have been in session since Monday morning. The first day was taken up in the examination and allowing of claims against the county, and Tuesday was devoted to general business. The assessment of cattle and hogs in Dexter Township against Wm. Martindale, of Greenwood County, amounting to $3,320, was declared erroneous and ordered to be stricken from the assessment rolls. Viewer=s report on the B. F. Ayers county road was adopted, and damages allowed R. L. Adams, $30, and C. Elam, $20; on the F. A. Fussleman road, and damages of $10 allowed E. Howland; also on the N. Banks county road, no damages claimed or allowed. The petition of J. C. Fuller to vacate the alley running through block 190, in the city of Winfield, was granted. The city appealed from the action of the Board. The petition of Burden Township to vacate a portion of the original townsite of Burden was also granted.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

The early settler who wandered arouund among the grand displays at the Fair last week could not fail to be impressed with the wonderful strides Cowley County has made since thirteen years ago. At that time this county was but little more than a desert, inhabited principally by the howling coyote; today we have a thickly settled and well improved county, large numbers of blooded stock of all kinds, handsome and costly homes, everyone surrounded with the comforts of life, good citizens, and soil whose productiveness fills every granary to overflowing and makes one of the largest and best agricultural exhibits ever shown in any county. Under the present circumstances if there are any people in Cowley County who are not happy and contented, it is evidently their own fault.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

A congregational meeting was held in the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening last at which a unanimous call was extended Rev. W. R. Kirkwood, of Wooster, Ohio, to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Winfield. Mr. Kirkwood will accept and enter immediately upon the discharge of such official duties. He is a gentleman of long experience in the ministry, of wide learning and fine address, and is eminently fitted to take up the mantle of the late Rev. J. E. Platter. During the five weeks he has filled the Presbyterian pulpit in this city, he has won the respect of all who have heard him, and we feel satisfied that neither minister or congregation will ever regret this step, and that many good results will be the sequel.

Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

One of the most interesting features of our successful and attractive Fair, was the stable of thoroughbred Hambletonians exhibited by Dr. Baird and Son of Howard, Kansas. Blackwood and his three sons, for style, action, and movement won the plaudit of the vast crowd and bore away the prize in every ring in which they were shown. Cowley County is interested in fine horses as shown by the exhibition of her blood stock, and we hope Dr. Baird will find it to his interest to remove his Kentucky thoroughbreds to this city.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Shortly before the matinee of the Williams Dramatic Company at the Opera House last Saturday afternoon, the proprietor, W. M. Williams, and the business manager, Ed. Gray, were arrested by a U. S. Marshal on a warrant sworn out at Eureka for refusing to sell a colored man a ticket at that place. Mr. Williams left for Eureka on the Santa Fe train to give bond for their appearance. The case is brought under the civil rights law.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Among the many noticeable things at the Fair last week not the least prominent was the utter absence of disorderly conduct. We did not see a man under the influence of intoxicants sufficiently to be boistrous or troublesomeCand very few who showed such influence at all. In such large crowds as continually thronged the Fair Grounds, this is remarkable, and shows very perceptibly the effects of prohibition in Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

The Courier Cornet Band received their new instruments last week, and after trying them thoroughly during the Fair, sent them back as not being what the ordered. They sent for the celebrated Lacompe=s best, but received inferior ones. With six hundred dollars in the treasury with which to purchase instruments, they are determined to have none but the best. When they do get them, our citizens will hear music excelled by no band in the state.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

MARRIED. John S. Chase and Lucinda Charles, of Tisdale Township, were married on Wednesday eveing of last week at the home of the bride=s parents. S. W. Chase, father of the groom, brought us in some of the wedding cake, and if the young lady is as pretty and good as was that cake, then John has certainly secured a prize of which he may well feel proud. Judge Gans officiated at the wedding.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Mr. D. J. Coburn, of Silverdale Township, was in Winfield last week for the first time in nearly two years. His trading point is Arkansas City, and his business affairs have been such as to not admit of his visiting many other places. He hardly knew the county seat so much has it improved in that time.



Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

The Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church is elated over the success of their dining hall on the fair grounds. The total receipts were $674.04, the expenses $308.71, leaving them a clear profit of $365.33. Such a result is enough to gratify most anyone. However, the ladies worked hard for it.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Mr. B. F. Miller brought in a seedling peach west of this city which measures eleven inches around each way and is as good as it is big. He says there were many others in the orchard even larger, but he selected for beauty instead of size. Mr. Miller takes the specimen to his wife in Emporia.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Mrs. Clara T. Beach, Grand Secretary; Miss Lena Walrath, Grand Vice Templar; and Mrs. E. D. Garlick and David C. Beach, delegates, left Monday for Topeka to attend the annual session of the Grand Lodge of Good Templars of Kansas, which convened in that city on Tuesday last.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

At the Council meeting Monday evening G. W. Prater resigned the marshalship of Winfield, and B. F. Herrod was appointed to fill the vacancy. Col. Whiting filed his acceptance of the gas-works franchise, and will commence work in a few weeks.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Mr. Ramsey wishes us to inform the public that he is a practical watchmaker and has the paper to show for it. Give him a call.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Winfield Markets Wholesale.

The following prices are realized in our streets by producers this Wednesday Oct. 3rd.

EGGS: Fresh, per doz.: 15 cents.

BUTTER: Country, per lb., 20 cents; Creamery per lb., 25 cents.

POTATOES: per bushel, IrishC50 & 60 cents.

POTATOES: per bushel, SweetC60 & 75 cents.

ONIONS: per bushel, 50 cents.

CABBAGE: per lb., 2 cents.

HAMS: Country, per lb., 16 cents.

CHICKENS: per doz., springC$1.75 & $2.00.

CHICKENS: per lb., oldC6-1/2 cents.

LARD: per lb., 10 cents.

SORGHUM: per gallon, 40 cents.

WHEAT: per bushel, 75 & 80 cents.

CORN: per bushel, 25 cents.

FLOUR: per 100 lbs., $2.25, $2.50, $2.80.

CORN MEAL: $1.00.

OATS: per bushel, 20 cents.

HOGS: per 100 lbs., $4.00.

CATTLE: 2-1/2 & 2-3/4.

STEERS: 3 & 3-1/4.

HAY: in bulk, $3.50.



Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


Sheep for Sale. I have at my farm in Vernon Township, 3 miles southwest of Winfield, about 800 head of Cotswold and Merino sheep, among them ten good bucks which I will sell cheap, lease or trade. A. A. KNOX.

Lost. ON the fair ground a little, black, two year old, gelding pony. He must hve broken a rope with which he was tied and strayed from the grounds. Whoever will give information of where he may be found or return him to Smith=s stable on 9th Avenue, Winfield, will be suitably rewarded. Address Barney Shriver, Burden.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

AD. J. J. PLANK Has just received a new and choice stock of

Guns, Gun Material, Ammunition, etc.,

which will bear the closest scrutiny, and would solicit a call from purchasers of such articles. All job work and repairing done on short notice and warranted.

Old stand, northwest corner of 9th and Millington Street.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

AD. WHY DO YOU COMPLAIN SO? If you are feeling bad, take Dr. Johnson=s Root and Herb Cordial. It will invigorate, strengthen, vitalize, and enrich your blood and give you new life. For sale by E. G. Cole, Winfield.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

AD. COLLINS AGUE CURE is a strictly vegetable remedy which never fails to cure Chills and Fever, Third Day, and Dumb Ague and every form of Intermittent or Malarial Disease. Results are produced with this remedy which are simply impossible with quinine or any other preparation. Price, 50 cents per bottle; every bottle warranted. Sold by E. G. Cole, Winfield.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

AD. WANTED. The people of Cowley County to know that I have just opened a full line of Ladies= and Gent=s Furnishing Goods, -CONSISTING OF- Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Overalls, Suspenders, Umbrellas, And all kinds of Notions and Fancy Goods. Also a full assortment of the celebrated AHoosier shirt,@ on South Main Street, West side, 3rd door North of Commercial House.

A cordial invitation is extended to the public to call and examine goods and prices.



Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

Uncle Wilson Peters is building a barn.

Mr. S. R. Chapell has recovered from his recent illness.

Mr. McMillen has a nice new crib.

Mr. Starr had a severe chill, from the effects of which he was unable to attend the fair.

Quite a number of the Salemites attended the fair, and myself among the rest. I enjoyed looking at the pretty articles, and admired the beautiful stock, and think Kansas certainly can raise some handsome horses and cattle; and such nice vegetables, if properly cooked would tempt the most fastidious appetite. Some of the Salemites carried off the blue ribbon. Mrs. J. J. Johnson took in one of the special premiums on butter.

Mrs. Albert Doolittle and children arrived from Illinois, this week. They were all quite sick when they first arrived. Mr. Doolittle was delighed to see them. We bid them welcome to Salem, and hope the Kansas breezes will soon restore them to good health.

Mrs. Martin and family have moved from the Mahar place to a little home of their own in Salem. A house is being built for Mrs. and Miss ____ (I forget the name) in Salem.

Mr. Allen and family are no longer with us. The section boss has moved to Winfield.

Doctor Downs now boards with Mr. Lucas and family. We hear he met with the loss of a good gum coat.

Mrs. Miller has decided to rest awhile, consequently her boarders now have to find new stopping places. Miss Davneport boards with thhe Lucas household.

Peaches still continue, but will soon be only found in cans, etc., as the trees are fast losing their burden of luscious fruit.

Quite a number want to go off for apples; but when the time will be found is a serious question.

Mrs. Joe Baker is feeling quite indisposed.

Mr. Edward Christopher attended the State Fair and was taken down sick at his grandfather=s. He was improving at last accounts. I do not know if he is home yet or not. Mr. W. M. Christopher was also sick in Iowa, and if not home yet will soon be, or as soon as he can travel. Misfortunes never come singly, it seems. That the boys may soon return to their Salem home and enjoy good health is the wish of their many friends. Their sister, Miss May, will teach the Moscow school this winter.

Mr. J. W. Hoyland and sons cannot keep all their cattle this winter, without driving too far to water, so they have decided to sell twenty young cows and heifers, also the calves and yearlings. They wlll feed the rest and keep them on the farm of J. E. Hoyland, where they can have access to plenty of water. They will sell the stock with some horses, hogs, etc., at the farm of J. W. Hoyland, three and a half miles northeast of Salem, on Wednesday, October 10th. come one and all to the public sale. Mr. Denning, of Winfield, auctioneer.

Miss Etna Dalgarn is visiting friends in Oxford.

Mr. Wilson raised seven and a half bushels of onions from a ten cent paper of seed, and had pulled and ate so many of them during the summer.

Mr. Irwin Franklin, when going out to work, was surprised to find himself getting tangled up in the tall grass, but on looking down there was a fearful big snake winding itself around his legs; and about then he tried to act the tableau of AThe cow jumped over the moon,@ as he jumped as high as he could.

Mr. Perry has a new fence around his door yard.

Miss Esther Gilmore is afflicted with the chills.

The Sunday school at the old Salem schoolhouse was not very fully attended on Sunday last; but a new corps of officers was elected, as follows: For superintendent, Mr. Wm. Starr; assistant, Mr. Shields; secretary, Miss Etna Dalgarn; treasurer, Mr. W. B. Hoyland; librarian, Miss Mary Dalgarn. Teachers will be chosen next Sunday by the classes. Let us all attend and make the Sunday school a success. OLIVIA.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Prairie Home.

Weather pleasant during the day, with cool nights.

Everybody and his girl went to the fair.

Mr. Thomas closed his term of singing Saturday night. Mr. Thomas is a successful teacher, and his labors were highly appreciated by his class.

Mrs. Miles and wife start for the eastern part of the state Tuesday morning, to visit friends and get a load of apples. Miss Allie Baker accompanies them as far as Elk Falls, where her parents reside.

Mrs. Bechtel=s little child was badly scaled by pulling a cup of hot coffee off of the table on to its feet and lumbs. The burns were not deep, however, and are healing rapidly.

Mr. Ed. Christopher was taken suddenly and seriously ill while attending the State Fair at Topeka. He is somewhat better at this writing.

The Prairie Home Sunday School have postponed their picnic for an indefinite length of time: reasons best known to themselves. This is a strange procedure for Prairie Home; but strange things will happen.

Lat Friday, while at the Fair, Mr. Bakers= young team became quite fractious, and, while plunging and kicking, jerked the back seat from the buggy, throwing his wife and daughter between the wheels. Fortunately they were not seriously injured. CHARITY.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Cattle and Horses for Sale.

I will sell at private sale choice short horn, grade cattle, also horses. Among the lot a span of three year old mares, weigh 2,400 pounds, and a two year old stallion. The same being a part of the cattle and horses on which I received premiums at the late fair. Call at my place 3-1/2 miles southwest of Udall. LEONARD STOUT.




Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

As Usual, The Mason & Hamlin Organ Takes First Premium.

I call the attention of the public to the fact that the M. & H. organ carried off the highest honors at the late fair, successfully competing with the numerous organs on exhibition there. This is no new thing. The M. & H. takes the first wherever exhibited. The prize organ will be offered to the people at reduced prices for the next ten days, cash or on time, three years time if necessary. Fully warranted by the M. & H. Company. M. J. STIMSON.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

To the Public.

We would be pleased to have the person who took by mistake, the tureen containing a 5 pound roll of butter of Mrs. J. J. Johnson=s, and that took the special premium of Wallis & Wallis, Lot 3, No. 75. Return the tureen at the grocery store of the above.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Parties wishing to purchase the privilege of running booths, dining tables, and swings during the reunion to be held at Winfield, October 17, 1883, can do so by calling on or addressing M. M. Scott, Winfield, Kansas, on or before October 12, 1883.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

We learn of a very sad and serious accident which happened to Mr. Issac Wood, of Vernon, Saturday. When returning home from the fair with his hogs, one of his teams ran away. He mounted a large mule and started back when the mule fell down, falling on him and crushing the bones about his hips. His recovery is despaired of. Mr. Wood was one of our most liberal, public spirited citizens, and has many friends all over the county. His Polant China hogs carried off most of the premiums at the fair, and it was his intention to exhibit them at Wellington next week.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

The Blue Ribbon.

The Mason & Hamlin Organ has taken first medal and highest honors at every great worlds for the last 16 years and at thousands of minor fairs. Amsterdam, Holland, and the Cowley County Fairs just closed are its latest triumphs. Organs now on hand will be sold at reduced prices for the next ten days, and every organ fully warranted by the Company.



Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Since our last issue the Probate Judge has issued MARRIAGE LICENSES to the following persons.

Earnest L. Yeokam to Bertha Hempy.

Jas. A. Dobbs to Millie Corbin.

Eugene F. Randolph to Mattie Victory.

John A. Walch to Sarah J. McMillen.

Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Winfield Sportsmens Club.

The annual meeting of the above named Club will be held at the Telegram office in Winfield on Saturday, next Oct. 6th, at 7 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of electing officers; receiving new members; and making arrangements for the annual hunt. Members and all those desirous of becoming so and taking part in the annual hunt are invited to be present.

By order of the President.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Attention Old Soldiers.

We want all the old Veterans of Cowley County to bring their tents and wagon sheets if they have any to the reunion. Bring tents, cooking utensils, and guns, and help make our Reunion of the 17, 18, & 19 of October a success. L. B. Stone, Chairman of Committee.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Miss Lutie Newman is visiting with her sister, Mrs. G. Buckman.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


Cowley Covers Herself With Glory.

A Grand Exposition of her Agricultural, Horticultural, and Stock Interests.


To say that the Fair which closed Friday was a success, is putting it mildly. It was simply the grandest exposition of material prosperity any county in Kansas has ever known. Every department was thoroughly represented. Perhaps the largest and best display was that shown in the agricultural hall. Much of this was called out by the lively competition for P. H. Albright=s liberal special premium of $15 for the bushel of corn containing the least number of ears. There were forty-seven competitors and the first premium was finally awarded to Mr. Geo. Woner, of Rock Township, who furnished a bushel of corn weighing seventy-five lbs., containing only forty-seven ears. Aside from this there were oceans of potatoes and cabbage, pumpkins and beets, big and little onions, and sweet potatoes, six of which made a bushel. Mr. W. C. Hayden=s splendid display was one of the most noticeable features of the vegetable department.

The fruit department under Jacob Nixon was the wonder of all beholders. Such mammoth apples, peaches, and pears reminded one of old New England.

In jellies, pickles, preserves, and canned fruits, Cowley=s ladies had done themselves proud. The display was very large, and in quality and attractiveness never surpassed. Mrs. S. S. Linn was in charge of this department, and her energy, enthusiasm, and taste in arrangement added much to the attractiveness of the display. No wonder Cowley=s homes are happy when presided over by ladies who can show so many specimens of nice, crisp, white bread, and rolls of golden butter as were there displayed. This is certainly a poor country for dyspeptics.

The south main exhibition building was devoted to the ladies department supplemented by a grand organ and sewing machine show. The fancy work under Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, ws a varied display of taste and industry such as we have never seen before in one collection. There were articles of every imaginable name, and Mrs. Kretsinger hid amid a wilderness of lace and embroideries, had her hands more than full. The fine arts under Miss Kate Millington attracted much attention. The beautiful collections of paintings of Mrs. Geo. W. Miller and Mrs. C. C. Black were greatly admired. There were several fine displays in the flower department, in charge of Mrs. J. L. Horning, and it made a very fine appearance. The cloths, counter panes, quilts, carpets, knitting, etc., were in charge of Mr. W. R. McDonald and made a grand showing. There were about forty pairs of knit socks competing for A. E. Baird=s special premiums; twelve or fifteen sunbonnets for Hudson Bros. special; and fifteen or twenty handsome calico quilts for Hahn & Co.=s special. Between the two buildings

S. H. Myton had a handsome buggy show and just outside was the Albro & Dorley exhibit of home manufactured work. Both were very fine. The show in agricultural implements was larger than ever before. S. H. Myton, Brotherton & Silver, and W. A. Lee had large exhibits and each carried off a number of blue ribbons.

In livestock the show was especially large and attractive. There were one hundred and ninety entries in the horse department and finer horse stock was never seen. In cattle there was a very extensive show, and in quality unsurpassed. Under the efficient management of Mr. J. O. Taylor, everything worked in perfect order and with satisfaction to both exhibitors and visitors. Mr. Taylor was one of the best superintendents on the grounds and deserves the highest praise. The cattle exhibited in his department were valued at fifty thousand dollars. In hogs the entries were very large, and of such excellent grades that the judges found great difficulty in forming an opinion as to which was the best. The big hog special premium of ten dollars offered by Geo. W. Miller was awarded to Isaac Wood, his hog weighing seven hundred and fifty pounds. The entries in the sheep department were of good grade, and contained some Merino bucks that sheared fleeces almost as heavy as themselves.

The poultry coops contained some splendid fowlsCespecially those of Mr. Samuel Lowe. He had the largest exhibit in the department.


Speaking financially, the fair was as great a success as in exhibits. The total receipts were about $3,800, which will leave a handsome surplus over expenses, for further improvements. On Thursday there were over eight thousand people on the grounds, and on Friday about six thousand. The business throughout was conducted without a jar, and everything passed off smoothly. Notwithstanding the vast throng of people in attendance, there was not an arrest made on the grounds nor a serious misdemeanor committed. This was largely due to the active and efficient efforts of General Superintendent Kretsinger. President Martin was everywhere, superintending exhibits and arrangement, and overlooking and correcting errors. directors Linn, Harbaugh, Millspaugh, Spotswood, and Phenix also worked faithfully and efficiently throughout the whole fair. Mr. J. L. Horning had perhaps the most difficult part of allCthat of superintendent of the race course, but he made a success of it, as of everything else he undertakes. The secretary desires especially to thank Jas. McLain, Will J. Barnes, and W. J. Wilson for valuable assistance in dispatching the immense amount of business connected with that office. Mr. McLain stayed by it, working eighteen hours a day until the books were wound up and the balances drawn. In five days eighteen hundred entries were made, passed upon by committees, returned, and checks drawn for their payment. It is a record that few fairs of such magnitude can show. The fair is now a thing of the past, but its benefits to Cowley County will be far reaching and cannot be estimated in dollars and cents. It has stimulted our people to greater efforts, and has given all more of an idea of the vast resources and possibilities of this county. We now have a permanent fair, owned by our farmers, with beautiful grounds, good buildings, and money in the treasury; and each year will make it more of a success and increse the benefits to be derived from a general exposition of her material prosperity.


The following is a full list of premiums awarded. It is complete and correct and is drawn from the Secretary=s books.


Best stallion 4 years old and over, D. P. Hurst, 1st premium.

Mares 4 years old and over, D. P. Hurst 1st premium; C. F. Main, of Cloverdale, second.

Best thoroughbred colt 2 years old and over, C. F. Main, 1st premium; R. F. Burden, second.


Best stallion 4 years old and over, L. B. Fisher, of Wellington, 1st premium; R. B. Noble, of Dexter, second.


Three years and under four, Stalter & Yarbrough, 1st premium.

Two years and under three, R. Tweedle, of Douglass, 1st premium; R. F. Burden, second.

Four years old and over, R. B. Noble, 1st premium.

Mare four years old and over, R. Tweedle, of Douglass, 1st premium.


Stallion four years old and over, J. Shenan of Floral, 1st premium; D. R. Green, Winfield, second.

Stallion three years old and under four, J. S. Hubbard, Udall, 1st premium; L. Stout, Ninnescah, second.

Stallion two years old and under three, O. P. Pierce, Winfield, 1st premium; L. Stout, Ninnescah, second.

Stallion colt one year old and under two, J. B. Nichols, Dexter, 1st premium; C. Kimball, Vernon, second.

Stallion foal of 1883, J. R. Thompson, Walnut, 1st premium; M. L. Read, Winfield, second.

Gelding 4 years old and over, G. S. Manser, Winfield, 1st premium; A. B. Mayhew, Wellington, second.

Gelding 3 years, Wm. Stiff, New Salem, 1st premium.

Gelding 2 year, J. J. Libby, Fairview, 1st premium.

Mare 4 years old and over, L. Stout, Ninnescah, 1st premium; D. R. Green, Winfield, second.

Filly 3 years old, J. T. Brooks, Winfield, 1st premium; E. Q. Burden, Burden, second.

Filly 2 years old and under 3, Amos Biddle, Oxford, 1st premium; Jno. Nichols, Dexter, second.

Filly one and under two, Leonard Stout, Ninnescah, 1st premium; Jno. Nichols, Dexter, second.

Foal (mare) of 1883, N. L. Yarbrough, Richland, 1st premium; C. F. Maris, cloverdale, 2nd.


Best team of mares or geldings, D. R. Green, Winfield, 1st premium; S. H. Jennings, Winfield, 2nd.

Single stallion 4 years old and over, Vermilye Bros., Pleasant Valley, 1st premium;

R. P. Noble, Dexter, 2nd.

Single stallion 3 years and under 4, R. Tweedie, Douglass, 1st premium; R. F. Burden, Silver Creek, 2nd.


Span of roadsters 4 years and over, Cal Ferguson, Winfield, 1st premium; W. S. Baird, of Howard City, 2nd.

Stallion roadster, James Fahey, Winfield, 1st premium.

Single roadster mare 4 years or over, E. C. Seward, Winfield, 1st premium; P. T. Walton, Burden, 2nd.

Single roadster mare 3 years and under 4, J. Cunningham, Burden, 1st premium.

Single roadster gelding 4 or over, D. R. Green, Winfield, 1st premium; Cal Ferguson, Winfield, 2nd.

Single roadster gelding 3 and under 4, S. H. Jennings, Winfield, 1st premium.

[S. H. Jennings= premiums were withheld for disrespect towards the Judges of Class C.]


J. O. Taylor, Walnut, 1st premium; C. C. Black, second.


Stallion any age or blood, R. B. Noble, Dexter, 1st premium. [This horse of Mr. Noble=s weighed 1,600 pounds.]

Best span any age or blood, D. R. Green, Winfield, 1st premium.

Best mare any age or blood, D. R. Green, Winfield, 1st premium.

Best brood mare with colt not over 2 years old, Leonard Stout, Ninnescah, 1st premium.

Gelding any age or blood. A. B. Mayhew, Wellington, 1st premium.


Best pair of mules, C. J. Hess, Winfield, 1st premium; W. W. Limbocker, Walnut, 2nd.

Best single mule, C. J. Hess, Winfield, 1st premium; C. Ralf, Winfield, 2nd premium.

Best single mule, 2 years and under 3, W. W. Painter, Vernon, 1st premium.

Best mule colt, Frank Sloan, Winfield, 1st premium.

Best jack 4 years and over, R. B. Noble, Dexter, 1st premium; C. W. Paris, city, 2nd.

Best jack 3 and under 4, J. W. Wright, Sumner County, 1st premium.


Best bull 3 years old and over, P. Shehan, city, 1st premium; James Gilkey, 2nd.

Best bull 2 years old and under 3, J. O. Taylor, city, 1st premium; John R. Smith, Tisdale, 2nd.

Best bull 1 year old, N. J. Thompson, Silver Creek, 1st premium; Bayne & Cecil, Kentucky, 2nd.

Best cow 3 years old and over, Jno. W. Curns, city, 1st premium; J. O. Taylor, Walnut, 2nd.

Best 2 year old heifer, J. O. Taylor, Walnut, 1st premium.

Best heifer 1 year old and under 2, Bayne & Cecil, Kentucky, 1st premium; also, 2nd.

Best heifer calf, Bayne & Cecil, Kentucky, 1st premium.


Best bull 3 years old and over, Mr. Wilson, Wilmot, 1st premium.

Best bull 2 years old and under 3, Bayne & Cecil, Kentucky, 1st premium. Also, 2nd.

Best bull calf under 1 year, N. J. Thompson, Silver Creek, 1st premium; E. Rodgers, city, 2nd.

Best cow 3 years old and over, Leonard Stout, Ninnescah, 1st premium.

Best heifer 2 years old and under 3, Bayne & Cecil, Kentucky, 1st premium.

Best heifer 1 year old and under 2, N. J. Thompson, Silver Creek, 1st premium; A. Hurst, Bolton, 2nd.

Best heifer calf under 1 year, Jas. Gilkey, Maple City, 1st premium; A. Hurst, Bolton, 2nd.

Best fat cow 2 years or over, J. O. Taylor, Walnut, 1st premium; John W. Curns, city, 2nd.


Best lot of 5 spring calves shown with sire, John R. Smith, Tisdale, 1st premium; A. Hurst, Bolton, 2nd.

Best herd of thoroughbreds, Bayne & Cecil, Kentucky, 1st premium.


Best bull 2 years old and under 3, N. C. Clark, Vernon, 1st premium.


Best bull 1 year and under 2, E. Mech, Walnut, 1st premium. Also, 2nd.

Best cow 3 years and under 4, J. O. Taylor, Walnut, 1st premium; also, 2nd.

Best heifer calf, E. Meech, Walnut, 1st premium; J. O. Taylor, of same place, 2nd.


Best bull of any age or blood, J. Gilkey, Maple City, 1st premium.

Best cow of any age or blood, J. O. Taylor, Walnut, 1st premium.

Best bull shown with offspring, not less than four in number, John R. Smith, Tisdale, 1st premium.

Best cow shown with offspring, not less than four in number, N. J. Thompson, Silver Creek, 1st premium.


Best ram 2 years old and over, John Stalter, Rock, 1st premium; W. E. Leonard, Ninnescah, second.

Best ram 1 year old and under 2, W. L. Crowell, Maple City, 1st premium; John Stalter, Rock, 2nd.

Best ram lamb, John Stalter, Rock, 1st premium; W. L. Crowell, Maple City, 2nd.

Best 3 ewes two years and over, John Stalter, Rock, 1st premium.

Best 3 ewes one year and under 2, John Stalter, Rock, 1st premium.

Best 3 ewe lambs, Jno. Stalter, Rock, 1st premium; W. L. Crowell, Maple City, 2nd.


Best 3 ewes two years old and over, R. Tweedie, Douglass, 1st premium; J. A. Hood, Seeley, second.


Best ram any age or blood, R. Twedie, Douglass, 1st premium; W. E. Leaman, Maple City, 2nd.

Best ram lamb, Jno. Stalter, Rock, 1st premium; W. L. Crowell, Maple City, 2nd.

Best ewe over 1 year, Jno. Stalter, Rock, 1st premium; W. L. Crowell, Maple City, 2nd.

Best ewe lamb, Jno. Stalter, Rock, 1st premium; W. L. Crowell, Maple City, 2nd.

Buck with 5 lambs, Jno. Stalter, Rock, 1st premium.


Best boar 1 year old and over, J. McCloy, Pleasant Valley, 1st premium; M. C. Headrick, Richland, 1st premium; E. R. Morse, Maple City, 2nd.

Boar 4 months and under 5, M. C. Headrick, Richland, 1st premium; E. R. Morse, Maple City, 2nd.

Sow 1 year old and over, J. McCloy, Pleasant Valley, 1st premium; E. R. Morse, Maple City, 2nd.

Sow 6 months old and under 1 year, E. R. Morse, Maple City, 1st premium.

Sow 4 months and under 6, E. R. Morse, Maple City, 1st premium.


Boar 1 year old and over, Isaac Wood, Vernon, 1st premium; F. W. McClellan, city, 2nd.

Boar 6 months and under 1 year, Isaac Wood, Verrnon, 1st premium; also, 2nd.

Boar 4 months and under 6, Samuel Axley, Geuda, 1st premium; F. W. McClellan, citty, 2nd.

Boar 2 months and under 4, Isaac Wood, Venon, 1st premium; F. W. McClellan, city, 2nd.

Sow 6 months old and over, Isaac Wood, Vernon, 1st premium; F. W. McClellan, city, 2nd.

Sow 4 months old and under 6, Isaac Wood, Vernon, 1st premium; Samuel Axley, Geuda, 2nd.


Boar, 2 months old and under 4, F. Waldemier, Creswell, 2 premium.

Sow 1 year and over, J. B. Evans, Vernon, 1st premium.

Sow 6 months and under 1 year, R. J. Yeoman, Vernon, 1st premium.

Sow 4 months old and over, R. J. Yeoman, Vernon, 1st premium.

Sow and 6 pigs, F. Waldemier, 1st premium.


Best boar of any age or blood, Isaac Wood, Vernon, 1st premium.

Best sow of any age or breed, J. McCloy, Pleasant Valley, 1st premium.

Best 6 pigs, E. H. Tyner, Creswell, 1st premium.


Best pair partridge cochins, E. R. Morse, Maple City, 1st premium; Henry Phenix, Walnut, 2nd.

Best pair dark Brahmas, C. G. Bradburry, Beaver, 1st premium; P. P. Powell, Walnut, 2nd.

Best pair black-breasted game fowls, J. D. Howland, Walnut, 1st premium; also, 2nd.

Best pair APlymouth Rocks,@ D. Defenbaugh, city, 1st premium; Henry Phenix, Walnut, 2nd.

Best pair white Leghorns, C. Trump, city, 1st premium; G. Osterhout, city, 2nd.

Best pair Brown Leghorns, H. T. Shivver, city, 1st premium.

Best pair turkeys, Isaac Wood, Vernon, 1st premium.

Best and largest display of fowls by one exhibitor, Samuel Low, city; H. T. Shivvers, city, 2nd.

Best pair Pekin ducks, C. G. Bradburry, Beaver, 1st premium; P. P. Powell, Walnut, 2nd.


Half bushel red fall winter wheat, Isaac Wood, 1st premium; A. Copeland, city, 2nd.

Half bushel white oats, R. J. Yoman, Vernon, 1st premium; S. S. Linn, Vernon, 2nd.

Half bushel red oats, T. D. Giveler, 1st premium.

Half bushel of corn, J. B. Sumpter, Beaver, 1st premium; C. F. Johnson, Vernon, 2nd.

Half bushel sweet corrn, E. Blanchard, Walnut, 1st premium; J. H. Curfman, Walnut, 2nd.

Half bushel pop corn, A. Cairns, Tisdale, 1st premium; N. S. Davis, Pleasant Valley, 2nd.

Display of corn on stalk, L. J. Darnell, Spring Creek, 1st premium; R. Wellman, Pleasant Valley, 2nd.

Display wild and tame grass, N. J. Larkin, Richland, 1st premium; J. Wright, Silver Creek, 2nd.

Display millet in bundle, S. Newmar, Pleasant Valley, 1st premium, A. Cairns, Tisdale, 2nd.

Display of products of one farm, J. F. Martin, Vernon, 1st premium; J. D. Hammond, Beaver, 2nd; J. W. Wright, Silver Creek, 3rd.


Peck of winter apples, S. Kennedy, Creswell, 1st premium; G. W. Yount, Walnut, 2nd.

Display of winter apples, N. C. Clark, Vernon, 1st premium; G. W. Robertson, Pleasant Valley, 2nd.

Display fall apples, S. S. Linn, Vernon, 1st premium, Andrew Dawson, Rock, 2nd.

Display free-stone peaches, John Jones, 1st premium, S. C. Sumpter, city, 2nd.

Display of cling-stone peaches, S. Kennedy, Creswell, 1st premium; C. Lear, city, 2nd.

Display of apples, S. C. Cunningham, Ninneschah, 1st premium.

Display of fruit, W. C. Hayden, city, 1st premium; H. C. Hawkins, Vernon, 2nd.


Best peck Early Irish potatoes, Mrs. A. Chapin, Pleasant Valley, 1st premium; G. W. Yount, Walnut, 2nd.

Peck Late Irish potatoes, W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 1st premium; N. S. Perry, Vernon, 2nd.

Peck Turnips, J. D. Hammond, Beaver, 1st premium.

Peck Beets, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium; T. B. Ware, Vernon, 2nd.

Peck French Sugar Beets, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium; W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 2nd.

Peck Parsnips, W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 1st premium; Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 2nd.

Peck Carrots, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium.

Peck Vegetable Oysters, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium.

Peck Red Onions, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium; W. C. Hayden, 2nd.

Peck White Onions, W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 1st premium; Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 2nd.

Peck Tomatoes, W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 1st premium; N. G. Davis, Pleasant Valley, 2nd.

Peck Peanuts, N. G. Davis, Pleasant Valley; 1st premium; A. Cairns, Tisdale, 2nd.

6 heads cabbage, John Peterson, Winfield, 1st premium; N. S. Perry, Vernon, 2nd.

5 sweet Pumpkins, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium.

2 Squashes, John Jones, 1st premium.

2 Watermelons, N. G. Davis, Winfield, 1st premium; D. J. Bright, Beaver, 2nd.

4 Muskmelons, W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 1st premium; Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 2nd.

6 Cucumbers, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium; W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 2nd.

Pie Plant, Wilber Martin, Vernon, 1st premium; T. D. Giveler, Richland, 2nd.

Best display of Irish Potatoes, N. S. Perry, Vernon, 1st premium; S. W. Hughes, Beaver, 2nd.

Best display of Sweet Potatoes, Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 1st premium; W. C. Hayden, 2nd.

Best display of garden vegetables, W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 1st premium; Geo. Van Way, Winfield, 2nd.

Best collection of vegetables, W. C. Hayden, Vernon, 1st premium; Geo. Van Way, city, 2nd.


Best 2 pounds butter, Mrs. S. J. Giveler, Wilmot, 1st premium; Mrs. Mary E. Thompson, Wilmot, 2nd.

Jar June Butter, Mrs. S. W. Phenix, Richland, 1st premium; Mrs. G. T. Stone, 2nd.

Best 5 gallons Sorghum, T. A. Blanchard, Walnut, 1st premium; John Sargeant, Walnut, 2nd.

Loaf home made wheat bread, yeast rising, Mrs. H. D. Gans, city, 1st premium; Misss Nellie Giveler, Wilmot, 2nd.

Loaf home made wheat bread, salt rising, Mrs. J. H. Curfman, Walnutt, 1st premium; Mrs. J. D. Hammond, Beaver, 2nd.

Best fruit cake, Mrs. Geo. Van Way, city, 1st premium.

Best sponge cake, Mrs. P. W. Zook, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Geo. Van Way, city, 2nd.

Best display of Jellies, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, city, 2nd.

Best display of canned fruits, Mrs. S. J. Lorey, city, 1st premium.



Best and largest variety of plants, Miss Belle Linn, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. A. T. Roberts, city, 2nd.

Most tastefully arranged floral design, natural flowers, Miss Flora Bradbury, city, 1st premium.

Bouquet of cut flowers, J. D. Hammond, Beaver, 1st premium; Miss Mattie Hughes, Beaver, 2nd.


Best collection of oil paintings, Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Garlick, city, 2nd.

Best collection of photographs, D. Rodocker, city, 1st premium.

Photographic scenery, H. Beck, city, 1st premium.

Pencil drawings, Miss Mollie Trezise, city, 1st premium.

Fancy painting in oil or water colors, Mrs. C. C. Black, city, first premium; Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 2nd.

Painting on silk or wool, Mrs. C. C. Black, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Garlick, city, 2nd.

Collection of crayon drawings, D. Rodocker, city, 1st premium.

Best hair work, Mrs. N. M. Schofield, city, 1st premium.

Best specimen wax work, Mrs. Weitzel, city, 1st premium.

Collection of Kindergarten work, Mrs. Garlick, city, 1st premium.

Scrap book, M. A. Johnson, city, 1st premium.

Spatter work picture, Miss Tirzah Hoyland, New Salem, 1st premium.


Best Specimen silk embroidery, Mrs. C. C. Black, 1st premium; Mrs. A. H. Jennings, Jr., 2nd.

Best silk embroidery on flannel, Mrs. A. E. Wilson, city, 1st premium.

Best specimen worsted embroidery, Katie Clergy, city, 1st premium.

Best hand-embroidered handkerchief, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium.

Hand embroidered Infant=s skirt, Mrs. A. R. Wilson, city, 1st premium.

Hand embroidered chemise, Mrs. Atha S. Lucas, city, 1st premium.

Best hand embroidered sofa cushion, Mrs. P. P. Powell, city, 1st premium.

Hand embroidered pillow shams, Mrs. Lilla Conrad, city, 1st premium; Mrs. A. R. Wilson, city, 2nd.

Hand embroidered slippers, Mrs. J. B. Schofield, city, 1st premium.

Hand embroidered sheet shams, Mrs. A. R. Wilson, city, 1st premium.

Embroidery on Java canvas, Miss E. A. Houseman, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, 2nd.

Best feather work, Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 1st premium.

Chenile work, Miss Lizzie McDonald, city, 1st premium.

Ornamental needle work, Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 2nd.

Lace work, Mrs. C. H. Wilson, city, 1st premium; Miss Jennie Hane, city, 2nd.

Pin cushion, worsted, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st prem.; Mrs. J. S. Mann, city, 2nd.

Lamp mat, Miss Mary Yeoman, Vernon, 1st premium.

Work basket, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium.

Linen or cotton flowers, Miss Minnie Andrews, city, 1st premium; Miss Dora Gentry, city, 2nd.

Specimen hem stitching, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium.

Specimen crochet work, Mrs. Amy Chapin, Pleasant Valley, 1st premium; Miss Tirza A. Hoyland, New Salem, 2nd.

Specimen braiding, Miss Mattie Hughes, Beaver, 1st premium.

Tucked skirt by machine, Miss Mattie Hughes, Beaver, 1st premium.

Suitt of underwear, Mrs. Etha Lucas, city, 1st premium.

Best made infant=s dress, Miss Josie Parsons, city, 1st premium.

Best sun bonnet, Maggie Sample, Bolton, 1st premium.

Best made tidy, woolen, Mrs. E. P. Denning, city, 1st premium.

Best tidy, cotton, Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Clara B. Millington, city, 2nd.

Crocheted shawl, Mrs. J. L. Horning, city, 1st premium.

Best toilet set, Maggie Herpich, city, 1st premium.

Best rug, Maggie Herpich, city, 1st premium; G. M. Gillis, city, 2nd.

Best Afghan, Mrs. P. P. Powell, Walnut, 1st premium; Mrs. M. M. Marshall, city, 2nd.

Best and prettiest thing not enumerated elsewhere, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, city, 1st premium; Miss Lena Walworth, city, 2nd.

Darnette pillow shams, Miss Matie Linn, Vernon, 1st premium.

Kensington work, Mrs. E. A. Houseman, city, 1st premium; Miss Ida Trezise, city, 2nd.

Outline embroidery, Miss Margaret Spotswood, city, 1st premium.

Best sofa cushion, Miss Alice Hartman, city, 1st premium; Miss Lizzie McDonald, city, 2nd.

Best Bracket Lambrequin, Mrs. A. R. Wilson, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Clara B. Millington, city, 2nd.

Foot rest, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium.

Hand made point lace, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium.

Honiton lace, Misss Margaret Spotswood, city, 1st premium.

Silk knitting, Mrs. C. H. Wilson, city, 1st premium.

Hand painted toilet bottles, Mrs. C. C. Black, city, 1st premium; Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 2nd.

Hand painted pin cushion, Mrs. G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium.

Hand painting on velvet, Miss Ida Trezise, 1st premium.

Point Applique, Mrs. Geo. Robinson, 1st premium; H. B. Essington, 2nd.

Best counterpane, woven, Mrs. S. W. Hughes, Beaver, 1st premium; Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 2nd.

Best crocheted counterpane, Mrs. Kelly, city, 1st premium.

Best quilt, white muslin, worked, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, city, 1st premium; Miss Caroline Yeoman, Vernon, 2nd.

Best quilt, colored, patch, Mrs. Wilson, Wilmot, 1st premium.

Best worsted quilt, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, city, 1st premium.

Best silk quilt, Mrs. A. H. Jennings, Jr., city, 1st premium; Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, city, 2nd.

Best plain knitting by a lady over 60, Mrs. E. Dollarhide, city, 1st premium.

Scrap bag, Mrs. Amy Chaplin, Pleasant Valley, 1st premium; G. M. Gillis, city, 2nd.

Air castle, Miss Mary Dalgren, New Salem, 1st premium.

Darnette sacque, Alma Painter, Vernon, 1st premium; Matie Linn, Vernon, 2nd.

[HAVE SOME PUZZLING THINGS....GREER PLAYS UP Athe beautiful collections of paintings of Mrs. Geo. W. Miller and Mrs. C. C. Black.@ Throughout the listing of premiums awarded, paper showed Mrs. Geo. M. Miller. I typed Mrs. Geo. W. Miller for each item rather than Mrs. Geo. M. Miller.....NOT SURE WHICH IS CORRECT!




Best pair wool blankets, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium; Mrs. I. N. Holmes, city, 2nd.

Best pair men=s socks, Mrs. Robinson, city, 1st premium; Mrs. H. F. Coler, Floral, 2nd.

Best pair of mittens, Mrs. I. N. Holmes, city, 1st premium; Mrs. E. A. Coler, Floral, 2nd.


Best coverlet, Mrs. Sally Holland, Constant, 1st premium and 2nd premium.

Best jeans, M. M. Barr, city, 1st premium.

Best lindsey, M. M. Barr, city, 1st premium.

Best carpet, Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 1st premium.

Best rag carpet, Mrs. S. Harris, city, 1st and 2nd premium.


Best Apricot jelly, Mrs. Van Way, Walnut, 1st premium.

Best apple jelly, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium.

Best blackberry jelly, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 2nd.

Best currant jelly, Mrs. S. J. Sorey, city, 1st premium.

Best cherry jelly, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium.

Best cranberry jelly, Mrs. Trezise, city, 1st premium.

Best grape jelly, Mrs. Henry Phenix, Walnut, 1st premium.

Best gooseberry jelly, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, city, 2nd.

Best lemon jelly, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, city, 2nd.

Best orange jelly, Mrs. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium.

Best plum jelly, Mrs. Lilla Conrad, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, 2nd.

Best peach jelly, Mrs. Kretsinger, 1st premium.

Best quince jelly, Mrs. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal Ferguson, city, 2nd.

Best raspberry jelly, Mrs. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal Ferguson, city, 2nd.

Best rhubarb jelly, Mrs. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, city, 2nd.

Best Siberman crab jelly, Miss Mattie Hughes, Beaver, 1st premium.

Best strawberry jelly, Mrs. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium.

Best tomato jelly, Mrs. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, city, 2nd.

Best display of jellies, Mrs. Kretsinger, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Cal. Ferguson, city, 2nd.


Best canned apples, Mrs. Geo. Van Way, Walnut, 1st premium.

Best canned cherries, Miss Jennie Lowry, city, 1st premium.

Best canned gooseberries, Mrs. S. S. Linn, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. Henry Phenix, Walnut, 2nd.

Best canned grapes, Mrs. S. W. Hughes, Beaver, 1st premium; Mrs. Geo. Van Way, Walnut, 2nd.

Best canned peaches, Mrs. S. S. Linn, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. Clara B. Millington, city, 2nd.

Best canned pears, Mrs. Clara B. Millington, city, 1st premium; Mrs. S. S. Linn, Vernon, 2nd.

Best canned plums, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium; Mrs. S. W. Hughes, Beaver, 2nd.

Best canned tomatoes, Mrs. S. S. Linn, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. Trezise, city, 2nd.

Best display of canned goods, Mrs. Van Way, Walnut, 1st premium.


Best preserved apples, Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 1st premium.

Best preserved citron, Mrs. Trezise, city, 1st premium.

Best preserved grapes, Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 1st premium.

Best preserved pears, Mrs. S. D. Gans, city, 1st premium.

Best preserved peaches, Miss Mattie Hughes, Beaver, 1st premium; Mrs. Clara B. Millington, city, 2nd.

Best preserved plums, Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Trezise, city, 2nd.

Best preserved Siberain crabs, Mrs. C. Collins, city, 1st premium; Mrs. D. W. Stevens, Creswell, 2nd.


Best sweet pickled peaches, Mrs. S. D. Gans, city, 1st premium; Mrs. Mary E. Thompson, Wilmot, 2nd.

Best pickled cucumbers, Mrs. S. S. Linn, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. Geo. Van Way, Walnut, 2nd.

Best sour pickled peaches, Mrs. S. S. Linn, Vernon, 1st premium.

Best sour pickled cucumbers, Mrs. N. S. Perry, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. C. C. Black, city, 2nd.

Best pickled tomatoes, Mrs. N. S. Perry, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. N. S. Perry, Vernon, 2nd.

Best pickled piccalilli, Mrs. N. S. Perry, Vernon, 1st premium; Mrs. C. C. Black, city, 2nd.

Best catsup, tomato, Mrs. C. C. Black, city, 1st premium.

Best apple butter, Mrs. Lilla Conrad, city, 1st premium.

Best peach butter, Mrs. Lilla Conrad, city, 1st premium; Mrs. M. E. Thompson, Wilmot, 2nd.

Best plum butter, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st premium; Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 2nd.

Best display in this class, Mrs. O. L. Armstrong, city, 1st premium; Mrs. C. C. Black, city, 2nd.

Best pickled pepper, Mrs. N. S. Perry, Vernon, 1st premium.

Best disply in this lot, Mrs. N. S. Perry, Vernon, 1st premium.


Best sulky plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.

Best two horse old ground plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.

Best double walking corn plow, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best riding corn plow, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best two horse cultivator, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; Brotherton & Silver, city, 2nd.

Best grain drill, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best sulk hay rake, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best 2 horse corn planter, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; Brotheron & Silver, city, 2nd.

Best check rower, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best revolving rake, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium.

Best mowing machine, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best reaping machine, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, 2nd.

Best stirring plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best fanning mill, Alva Marvin, city, 1st premium.

Best hand powered corn sheller, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best combined corn sheller and feed mill, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.

Best independent feed mill, Enterprise Co., Sandwich, Illinois, 1st premium.

Largest and best display of agricultural implements, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best potato diggesr, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best press attachment for grain drill, S. S. Holloway, city, 1st premium.


Best and cheapest wind mill for farm purposes, Brotherton & Silver, Agents for Enterprise Wind Mill, 1st premium.

Best pump for well, Enterprise Co., Sandwich, Illinois, 1st premium.

Best pump for cistern, Cairns & Reynolds, city, 1st premium.

Best steam cooking apparatus, Thomas Youle, city, 1st premium.

Best open buggy, home manufacture, Albro & Sorley, city, 1st premium.

Best spring wagon, home manufacture, Albro & Dorley, city, 1st premium.

Best two horse carriage, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.

Best top buggy of any manufacture, exhibited by manufacturer or his Agent, Albro & Dorley, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best washing machine, Lewis Conrad, city, 1st premium; J. H. Johns, city, 2nd.

Best display of surgical and dental instruments, Dr. Van Doren, city, 1st premium.

Best printed newspaper Kansas work, Black & Rembaugh, city, 1st premium.

Best sewing machine, F. M. Friend, Agent, Davis sewing machine, 1st premium; Wheeler & Wilson Co., 2nd. [Diploma on Wheeler & Wilson is withheld on account of exhibitor wrongfully attaching a blue ribbon without consent of awarding committee.]

Best display of artificial teeth, Dr. Bull, city, 1st premium.

Best specimen of roofing Kansas manufacture, J. C. Monfort, Walnut, 1st premium.

Best specimen of marble work, W. H. Dawson, city, 1st premium.

Best marble work home manufacture W. H. Dawson, city, 1st premium.

Best display extracts and perfumery, H. Brown & Son, city, 1st premium.


Best Cabinet organ Mason & Hamlin Co., F. M. Friend, Agent, Chicago, 1st premium; Cottage Co., 2nd.

Best piano F. M. Friend, Agent, Story & Camp Piano Co., 1st premium.

Best display of syrups, G. C. Whitson, city, 1st premium.

Best bed spring, G. W. Miller, city, 1st premium.

Best paper flowers, Dora Gentry, city, 1st premium.

Best two sacks of flour, Bliss & Wood, city, 1st premium; Bliss & Wood, city, 2nd; Bliss & Wood, city, 3rd; Bliss & Wood, city, 4th.

Best scrap book, Maggie A. Johnson, city, 1st premium.

Best silk quilting on machine; best opera cloak; best button hole machine; best darnett by machine, H. B. Essington, city, 1st premium.

Best Macrums lace, Mrs. Hickok, city, 1st premium.


By Hoosier Grocery: Best and largest display of vegetables raised in Cowley County was awarded to W. C. Hayden of Winfield.

By Cowley County Telegram, for fastest walking farm team, $10 was awarded to J. C. Taylor.

By M. Hahn & Co., a $10 lady=s cloak for best and neatest calico comfort, was awarded to Mrs. C. Johnson, of Udall.

By A. E. Baird: A $10 dress pattern, for the best pair of men=s knit wool socks, was awarded to Mrs. G. A. Woodruff, of this city, over twenty-four competitors.

By Wallis & Wallis: $5 for the best 5 pounds of butter, was awarded to Mrs. Mary E. Thomas, of Wilmot.

By O=Meara & Randolph: a $30 baby carriage for the luckiest baby, was drawn by Mrs. Geo. Stalter of Rock.

By Geo. W. Miller: $10 for largest hog of any age or breed was awarded to Issac Wood of Vernon. Hog weighed 700 pounds.

By A. H. Doane & Co.: $5 for the best 5 stalks of corn with ears attached; corn to be husked and shelled by committee and weighed, was awarded to J. R. Sumpter of Beaver.

By the Winfield Bank: $5 for the best loaf of bread made by a miss under eleven years of age, was awarded to Miss Willa Painter, of Vernon.


By Hudson Bros.: $10 silver castor for neatest and best made sun-bonnet by a lady in Cowley County, was awarded to Mrs. M. J. Paraden [?] of Burden.

By A. B. Arment: $10 fruit chromos for ten largest apples grown in Cowley County, was awarded to S. C. Cunningham, of Seeley.

By A. T. Spotswood & Co.: $5 for the largest yield of wheat per acre, of not less than 10 acres, was awarded to Mr. T. B. Ware, of Vernon, the yield being 48-1/2 bushels per acre.

By the Association: $10 to the winning base ball club was won by the Arkansas City Base Ball Club, by a score of 24 to 14.

By the Cowley County Telegram: Forr the best written letter, of not over 100 words. First premium, Edgar Frazier; second, Frank Venable.

By the Winfield Courier: To the parents of the largest family residing in Cowley County, $10, and life subscription to COURIER. Sarah Lewis Martin, of Vernon Township.

By S. W. Phenix, for the best colt sired by ALilac,@ ten dollars, awarded to N. J. Thompson, Burden.

By A. T. Spotswood, for the best exhibit in the culinary department, $5, awarded to Mrs. S. J. Sorey.

By M. L. Read=s Bank: For the best and largest collection of farm products raised by any one farmer in Cowley County in 1883, $5, awarded to J. D. Hammond, Beaver Township.


Mr. Corbin Treadway returned a hundred and nine members of his family, in competition for the COURIER special premium, bbut as most of them lived outside of the county, he did not get the award.

The splendid full blood Norman stallion which took off the blue ribbon in the Norman class is the property of Mr. L. B. Fisher, of Wellington. His horse is registered in the National Register of Norman Horses, Vol. 2, as Richelieu, No. 1490, foaled in 1877, imported June, 1882, by J. C. Morrison, of Pontiac, Illinois. It is one of the purest bred Normans in the country. Mr. Fisher is a perfect gentleman, and made many friends during his attendance at the fair.

Mr. R. B. Noble carried off the blue ribbon in the sweepstakes stallion class over seventeen competitors. The total weight of the seventeen stallions was 21,900 pounds and they were valued at $31,450. These horses awere all exhibited in competition for a $15 premium, and made one of the grandest sights ever witnessed at any fair. Mr. Noble can well feel proud of his success, and being the owner of horses that can carry off honors over such competition. He also took a premium with his Normans and jack.

The premiums awarded to Mr. D. R. Green, of Winfield, on horses, amounted to $57. He took two sweepstake ribbons on his team of mares and several class ribbons, aside from first on ATom Vance,@ his trotter, in the roadster class. He was also awarded a diploma on ALeander,@ as the best bred horse on the grounds.

Among the most successful exhibitors in the horse department was Mr. Leonard Stout, of Ninnescah. He made six entries and carried off six premiumsCone in sweepstakes. Mr. Stout is one of the most successful horse breeders in the county, and deserves every ribbon he has won.


Mr. G. H. Manser captured the first premium on general purpose geldings under 4 years with his splendid buggy horse. Mr. B. B. Mayhew, a Wellington exhibitor, took second.

R. F. Burden captured several ribbons on his blooded horses. He owns some stock that is hard to beat.

Dr. Baird and C. F. Maris of Elk and Chautauqua counties carried off several premiums in the horse department. Our Cowley County folks will have to look out next year.

John R. Smith carried away several ribbons on his herd of shorthorns. They were beauties and deserving.

Mr. Jas. Gilkey took 1st premium on his bull in sweepstakes, over a large list of competitors. He had a splendid animal.

The Vermilye Bros. of Pleasant Valley carried off the blue ribbon on their draft stallion. He was one of the finest horses on the ground.

John Stalter=s sheep display was admired by all visitors. John has very fine stock and knows how to handle it. He took off twenty dollars in premiums.

As usual, Isaac Wood=s exhibit of Poland China hogs was superby. Isaac never stops half way, and as a result, gets all the blue ribbons in his class. Mr. E. R. Morse and Col. J. McCloy divided some of the honors with him on sweepstakes, however.

Sam=l Axley, of Creswell, had some fine hogs on exhibition and took several premiums.

Mr. R. Tweedie and his partner, who have lately arrived from Scotland and settled in our county, brought with them two of the finest Clydesdale horses in the counttry. They carried off blue ribbons on them.

Bolton Township got more than her share of favors on cattle. Mr. D. P. Hurst took four premiums on his herd of shorthorns.

Mr. N. J. Thompson got away with everyone with his short horn calves. They were beauties in Aform and finish.@

One of the premiums on horses is marked on the class book: Awithheld on account of disrespect to judges in Class C.@ Exhibitors must learn to take their medicine and not worry over defeat. So far there has been no evidence of unfair treatment on the part of any judge.

O=Meara & Randolph=s baby show was the biggest thing of the fair. Long before the time for the drawing, the secretary=s office was surrounded ten deep with mothers and babies. There were fifty-nine entries. The mothers and babies were ranged under the trees in a semi-circle and a more promising looking circle we have never seen. When the drawing began, all was expectation. Mr. O=Meara, young and bashful as he was, could hardly stand the pressure. After all had taken an envelope from a box, Director Harbaugh went around and opened. He found the lucky number A200" in the possession of Mrs. Geo. Stalter, of Rock, and to her the handsome carriage was turned over.

We should like to make many more notes on the fair, but must reserve them for next week on account of lack of space.






Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.



Running race, 2 mile dash. Premiums, $25 and $10.50. An easy victory for White Rose, Pat Johnson second.

Trotting race. Premiums $20 and $10. Nellie captured first money. Long John awarded second money.

Match race. Half mile dash. Harper mare against Jennie S. Won by the first named mare. Time, 52-1/4 seconds.

Mile and repeat running race. Premiums $75 and $30. Nathan Oaks first; Little Mac second. Time 2:5, 2:12.


Pacing race. Three minute class. County horses only. Purses $45, $22.50, and $7.50. An easy victory for Lilac in three straight heats. Time 3:34, 3:26-1/2, 2:53-1/4. The flag dropped in the third heat on Printer Boy and Rose Stephens.

2:40 Class. Trotting race. Won handily by Blackwood, Little Fred second, and Ed. Day third. Premiums $90, $45, and $15. Time 2:59, 2:55-1/4, and 2:52-1/4.

Half mile and Repeat. Running race. $50 to first, $25 to second horse. This was White Rose=s race. Time 53 seconds and 52-1/4 seconds; Nathan Oaks second.


Three minute trotting race, county horses. Premiums $45, $22.50, and $7.50. Nellie H. first money, Mollie B., second money, and Long John third state. Time 2:59, 3:1, 3:5-1/2.

Free for all pacing event. $90, $45, and $15. Won by Lilac, Lady Belle second. Time 2:1-1/2, 2:51-1/2, and 3.8.

Novelty running race. Half mile, 1 mile, and 1-1/2. Jenny Lind led at half mile, White Rose at mile post, and Mollie B. ahead at the finish.

The Ladies= Riding Race was the last event, and substituted for the unfiled free for all trotting race. Miss Mary A. Foster, Miss Iowa Roberts, and Miss Mamie Doty were contestants. Prizes of $10 and $ were awarded for graceful riding rather than for speed. Miss Foster and Miss Roberts took the prizes.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


Entry for Courier Prize.

William Martin was born in Virginia in 1812. Was married to Sarah Lewis in 1835. The following are the family of these so far as they now live in Cowley County, Kansas.

Sons and daughters of William and Sarah (Lewis) Martin.

1. Mary A. Wellman.

2. Elizabeth Painter.

3. Hartzell H. Martin.

4. Morgan Martin.

5. Ellery C. Martin.

6. Wm. Emerson Martin.

7. Emma L. Hawkins.

8, Minerva C. Martin.

9. Alice J. Martin.

10. Parker W. Martin.

Children of Rudolph Wellman and Mary A. (Martin) Wellman.

1. Lena Hawkins.

2. Edwin Wellman.

3. Frank Wellman.

4. John Wellman.

5. George Wellman.


Children of W. W. Painter and Elizabeth (Martin) Painter.

1. Flora Painter.

2. Willie Painter.

3. Harry Painter.

4. Ferdin Painter.

5. Effie Painter.

6. Mabel Painter.

7. Warren Painter.

Children of Hartzell H. Martin and Jennie Martin [Maiden name not given].

1. Cora Martin.

2. Mary Martin.

3. Eva Martin.

4. Georgie Martin.

Children of Morgan Martin and Annie Martin [Maiden name not given].

1. Pearl Martin.

2. Fred Martin.

3. Archie Martin.


They list...

Maggie Martin, wife of Ellery C.

Flora C. Martin, wife of Wm. Emerson.

Theron H. Martin, son of Wm. Emerson.


Children of Albert Hawkins and Emma L. (Martin) Hawkins.

1. Eugene A. Hawkins.

2. Gertrude Hawkins.

Children of Daniel Hawkins and Lena (Wellman) Hawkins.

1. Jessie Hawkins.

[Appears as though Lena Martin married Wellman; and then Daniel Hawkins.]

There were four entries for the premium, two of them being incomplete in that they did not state the names of the persons composing the families, only giving figures. These were thrown aside for that reason. Of the two remaining, Mr. Philip Teter=s family numbered thirty-nine, all living within a radius of two and one-half miles. Mrs. Sarah Lewis Martin=s family, listed above, numbers forty-two [THANKS TO THE FUNNY WAY COURIER COUNTED], all living in Cowley County. She is awarded the special premium, consisting of a ten dollar gold piece and a life subscription to the ACOURIER.@

Gather No. 1 on their list was SARAH LEWIS MARTIN rather than William Martin due to the fact that she was the one who entered. William Martin was not counted.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

A mare mule and a mare pony have strayed from the undersigned. The pony has on new leather halter and diamond brand on right hip. James Rogers, Floral.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.

Largest Wheat Yield.

The following is the affidavit of Mr. T. B. Ware, of Vernon Township, in competition for the $5.00 premium offered by A. T. Spotswood for the largest yield of wheat per acre.

WINFIELD, September 22, 1883.

We hereby certify to the following statement of wheat raised by T. B. Ware and G. F. Ware, in Cowley County, Kansas, in the year 1883, being the actual weight of the wheat and measurement of land. Amount of land, 9-1/2 acres; amountt of bushels of wheat, machine measure, 429 bushels; actual weight in bushels, 465 bushels; average yield per acre, 49-82/100 bushels. Measurer, G. T. Stone; thresher, M. A. Clark. T. B. WARE.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 26th day of Septmber, A. D. 1883.

C. E. FULLER, Notary Public.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


The Albright special premium had twenty-seven entries. The best ws the bushel weighing 75 pounds, which contained the least number of ears. The weighin ran all the way from 59 to 47 ears to 75 pounds. The first premium, of $15, was awarded to Mr. Geo. Woner, of Rock, whose bushel contained 47 ears, and the second, of $10, to J. M. Jarvis, also 47 ears. The third was awarded to Mr. T. W. Foster, of Vernon, with 50 ears to the bushel. When the judges were about through, Mr. T. H. Jackson came in with a bushel which counted out 41-2 ears to 75 pounds, but he was too late for competition.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


Leaving Winfield August 10th at three p.m., I arrived at Maryville, Missouri, at ten a.m., the following day, without any startling occurrences and nothing worthy of note save a few reflections, which were that the stations seem but a few miles apart, and at each but a few minutes are given for exit and admittance and for those going on to take in the outlines of things and quietly put them in shape as we jostle on to our destinations. Here my thoughts became retrospective.

The last time I traveled this road was in 1871, when the terminus was Cottonwood Falls, from which we Apursued the even tenor of our way@ to Winfield in a two horse wagon, which we thought to be preferable to a stage coach, and which, with its white cover, was the unmistakable sign of emigration. After stemming the tide of wind and weather for three days, we arrived safely without the occurrence of anything which, at that time, seemed worthy of notice. But now we distinctly remember that the stations were far apart, and consisted generally of a single house, with a few acres of sod-corn about it, and the sight, which became almost monotonous, of a man with a few yoke of oxen or a span of horses, and sometimes a boy for driver, turning over the sod. Here and there on the road could be seen a pile of rock for a Afoundation,@ or a few slabs set up on end, with one left out for a door and a hole sawed out for a window, striking emblems of what we hoped to do and of what we have accomplished, with vast acres of undulating prairie stretching out before the pioneer, bounded only by the misty horizon, and stimulating his ambition by the wealth and plenty there in store, if not for himselfCfor his children.

I would not have the reader suppose that on this trip of 1871 I did not pass the then small towns of El Dorado, Augusta, and Douglass, and thence to Winfield, where we all brushed our hair and donned our nicest attire to peep out at the future seat of government of Cowley County. We found that we had only halted at a common-place log store, with the post office, dry-goods, groceries, etc., as the chief attractions. The upper story of this old building, I remember, was the birthplace of the Winfield COURIER. Near by was the small frame bank of J. C. Fuller. On the corner where now stands a block of buildings containing the Winfield Bank and that of M. L. Read, the COURIER office and numerous offices in the upper story, was the bare prairie, so with the opposite corner where now stands the magnificent brick block containing our Opera House. These wonderful changes stand to the old settler a quiet recognition of the hasty rewards produced, not alone by perfect management, but by the progressive march of railroads and other modern inventions, which have so annihilated distance as to make it possible for us to travel many more miles in a day than in those pioneer times, and which enable us to tell a brother in New York or San Francisco at 6 o=clock that sister died in Arkansas City, on the border of the Indian Territory, at half past three.

But we are passing on to new scenes, and as the conductor enters calling out the stations, I awake from my reverie to think of the present.

The towns are now but a few miles apart, and at every one there are from three hundred to several thousand inhabitants, and always one or more churches and schoolhouses, attesting the fact that religion and education are twin sisters, and that our progress would be less and our civilization fall short of its wonderful achievements without either. So we pass over the beautiful, rolling prairies of Kansas. with comfortable homes, orchards laden with ripening fruit, more than was expected and enough for home and much for market; herds of fat cattle and horses grazing in the pastures, and, if my judgment is right, enough wheat to supply the foreign demand.

The shades of night here gather around us, and we are at Newton, not where Sir Isaac saw the apple fall, but where I take a sleeper to change my reflections on Kansas past, present, and future to the interpretation of the wheezing and sneezing of the engine, which I found beyond my comprehension and fell into fitful slumbers.

Daylight brought us to Atchison, which the early hour and location of the depot prevented us from seeing much of; enough, however, to prove it to be a large manufacturing and business center. At sight of the ABig Muddy,@ I could not help falling into another retrospection, when, in 1857, it was the great highway for commerce and emigration, and when the writer was left by a thoughtful husband in St. Joseph while he did business in Leavenworth, where were fought the early political battles between the powers of slavery and free state. It was at that time unpleasant if not dangerous for a woman to be in Leavenworth, though I sometimes made the venture in the quieter days, and well do I remember when the steamer would launch at Iatan, pass over to Atchison, and soon, with quickening anticipation, be landed in Leavenworth.

Here we are reminded that we are hungry, and after breakfasting, we slowly pass over that strongly built structure, the Atchison bridge, and wind our way to St. Joseph over a very flat road with the Missouri near on one side and high hills, covered with timber, on the other. The scene here is very different from that in Kansas. There is the same frequency of railroad stations and the same cheering emblems of civilization and religion; but hills, high and rough, with immense trees and thick underbrush. We soon arrive at Maryville, meet our friends, and leave further description for another letter. C. H. G.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


The acreage of wheat sown in Europe has decreased 25 percent in the last nine years. This fact, without any reference to good or bad crops, increases the demand for foreign breadstuffs. The present year the crop is as a whole inferior to last year and the demand will be greater from that cause. This fact increases the importance of accurately estimating our own crop, as upon that will depend the price of wheat the coming winter and spring.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


A majority of the letters dropped in the Winfield post office Sunday for mailing Monday morning, October 1st, carried three cent stamps, since then but a small proportion have three cent stamps and the bulk carry only two cent stamps. It is a fact that a three cent stamp on a letter weighing a half ounce or less is just as good as a two cent, but it is no better. It is strange that so many do not yet understand that the two cent postage law went into effect October 1st.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


An application for a reduction of freight rates to and from Winfield on both the railroads reaching this place will be made immeditely. The matter is before the city council. The rates should be reduced from twenty to twenty-five percent, and since the railroad commissioners have decided they have some power under the law and are using that power as in the Beloit case, we do not doub that the reduction will be soon effected. That Republican railroad law is a pretty good law after all.



Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


The excursion and ceremonies in commemoration of the Northern Pacific Railroad were evidently most imposing, delightful, and satisfactory. Four trains with forty-five Pullman, baggage, and dining cars have been drawn from the Atlantic coast for two thousand miles over the continent, and across three mountain ranges, and they were met by trains coming from the Pacific, at a place called Bullock, 1,198 miles from Lake Superior, 1,200 miles from St. Paul, 847 from Puget Sound, and 700 from Portland in Oregon.

The excursionists were a distinguished company, and as the silver hammer drove the last spikeCa spike of goldCin the great northern road which binds the two oceans, the addresses were naturally and properly of an exultant strain. The orators recalled Jefferson=s endeavors, a hundred years ago, to cause John Ledyard to explore the Columbia, and his organization, when president, of the Lewis and Clarke expedition to open a northwest American route to India by the Missouri and Columbia rivers. Less than forty years later the agitation for a Pacific railroad began. Thirty years ago Congress authorized a survey of a route from the Mississippi to the Pacific. The Union and Central road, aided by the government, followed a familiar trail across the continent, and ended at the Golden Gate. But the northern route was regarded as lying in an inaccessible and hopelessly ice-bound region, and the completed work, without national subsidies, except a land grant, which was of possible future value, and in the face of endless obstacles and opposition, is a monument of indomitable American courage, sagacity, and skill.


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Mr. C. C. Wheeler has resigned the office of general manager of the A., T. & S. F. road. The duties of that office until further notice will be performed by the vice president. Heads of department will report as before to the general manager at Topeka. In conducting the business of the road, the general superintendent will be next in command to the general manager. The superintendents of the four divisions of the road will have full charge on their respective divisions of all employees in matters connected with station service, trains, tracks, buildings, bridges, water service, and fuel. Division superintendents will report directly to the general superintendent. The general manager=s office will be in charge of the general manager=s assistant. The following appointments are made: A. A. Robinson is appointed general superintendent and will continue to perform the duties of chief engineer; Geo. B. Harris is appointed general manager=s assistant. The new arrangement is now fully in effect and promises to give entire satisfaction everywhere. Mr. Wheeler will go to Chicago in a few days.


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Last week Tuesday, Fort Scott had several sensations. John McClevey, a teamster, in sudden delirium, slashed around frothing at the mouth, and finally cut his own throat slightly and stabbed himself in the bowels fatally.

Westley [?] McDaniel became quarrelsome and attacked a colored man named May, who struck back. McDaniel then shot May through the hand and through the heel. The two then clasped in a death struggle and May wrenched the pistol from his assailant and shot him in the head and in the chest with fatal effect. The first shot fired by McDaniel through May=s hand also struck Hon. S. S. Brinkerhoff in the back between the tenth and eleventh ribs, inflicting a dangerous and probably fatal wound. Eugene Park, a Fort Scott merchant, was met just out of town by three men, who rolled him of his money, watch, and other valuables.

Mr. Brinkerhoff is one of the two men who visited Winfield with us when Fuller and ourself first came to this place in 1870. He was a very pleasant and intelligent gentleman, and has since occupied the positions of City and County Attorney, we believe. He died from the effect of his wound last Saturday.



Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


Advices from Deming, Texas, say that Geo. Wilson and D. Lacey, who left there September 19th, for Mexico, to obtain little Charlie McComas from the Indians, returned on the 4th inst., the effort being unsuccessful, owing to the death of Ju, the principal Indian chief, who was drowned in the Casa Grande River, while drunk, on the 21st ult., which had demoralized the band, and because of the presence of a large number of Mexican troops, and the interference of the Mexican local authorities. They report that the boy is alive and well, with Ju=s widow, who does not wish to give him up. They also report that the Indians electeds Geronimo [paper showed AGermonomio@ and AGeronomia@] chief after the death of Ju, ignoring the latter=s sons, which created bad feeling. Geronimo is said to have 150 warriors in his band, and to be using every means to obtain ammunition, even offering a horse for ten cartridges.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


Letters received from Gumas and other points in Mexico show that not half the truth has been told of the yellow fever ravages there, and one received from Geo. Treat, a well-known pioneer of California, better known as the owner of the famous horse, Thad Stevens, dated Mazatlan, says: AIn order to give some idea of the violence of the scourge in this city, out of one opera company numbering thirty-one members, seventeen died, including the prima donna, Peralta, in less than three weeks. Within two weeks more only five of the original troupe were left living, and the medical men were all sick. Two of them died and the victims were buried hastily and uncoffined.@


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The following prices are realized in our streets by producers this Wednesday Oct. 10:

EGGS: Fresh, per dozen, 15 cents.

BUTTER: County, per lb., 20 cents; Creamer, per lb., 25 cents.

POTATOES: per bushel, Irish, 50 & 60 cents.

POTATOES: per bushel, Sweet, 60 & 75 cents.

ONIONS: per bushel, 50 cents.

CABBAGE: per lb., 2 cents.

HAMS: Country, per lb.: 16 cents.

CHICKENS: per dozen, spring, $1.75 & $2.00.

CHICKENS: per lb., old, 6-1/2 cents.

LARD: per lb., 10 cents.

SORGHUM: per gallon, 30 cents.

WHEAT: per bushel, 75 & 80 cents.

CORN: per bushel, 25 cents.

FLOUR: per 100 lbs., $2.25, $2.50, $2.80.

CORN MEAL: $1.20.

OATS: per bushel, 20 cents.

HOGS: per 100 lbs., $4.25.

CATTLE: 2-1/2 & 3.

STEERS: 3 & 3-1/4.

HAY: in bulk, $4.00.



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Lew Wallace is still negotiating the petroleum question with the porte.

Phil. Armour is charged with engineering a squeeze in pork and ribs for October.

The yellow fever is still raging on the Pacific coast and on the south and west coasts of Florida.

A telegram to the London Times, from Upernavik, says Lieutenant Greeley=s crew mutinied and murdered him.

The Southern Kansas road shows a net earnings increase of 39.5 percent for the eight months ending August 1st.


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Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

AD. BERKSHIRES From Silverton Herd! FOR SALE.

Breeding Boars and Gilts from one month to one year old, of pure breeding and best quality. Representatives of this herd took first premium in their class, and sweepstakes at the County fair.

Come early and get your choice from litters. ASilverton Farm@ is situated in Liberty Township, 10 miles southeast of Winfield.

Post office address, Winfield, Kansas.



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South Main Street, 3rd door North of Commercial Hotel.


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Peas! Peas!! Peas!!!

Official count of Peas.

A Jar Contains the Peas.

Guess how many there are.

Bryan & Lynn have the jar.


Have something new to offer. They have a glass jar that contains thousands, yet Athere are millions in it@Cpeas they mean. Go and see it and make a guess how many there are.

Each one buying one dollar=s worth of goods, or more, and paying cash therefor, will be entitled to a guess. The one coming nearest to the number will be presented with a handsome bed-room set. The jar and set now on exhibition at their place of business, North Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.

Official count to take place November 29th, 1883, at 7 P. M.

Committee to make count: C. C. BLACK, E. P. GREER, W. A. TIPTON.


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The Wellington fair is going on this week.

Green buys and sells horses and guarantees satisfaction.

Spence Miner left Tuesday for a short visit to friends in Iowa. (?)

Buy one Dollar=s worth of groceries and make a guess at the No. of Peas.

Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


If you want to buy a good team, go to Greens, west Ninth Avenue, stone barn.

A man=s boot at O=Meara & Randolph=s for $2.00. The best in town for $2.50.

BIRTH. A little daughter arrived on Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Caton.

Mrs. G. A. Emery of Chicago is spending a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Dillingham.

Dr. Taylor went up to Neodesha on yesterday to perform an operation upon a patient with a tumor.

Capt. Stubblefield lost a fine horse colt Monday. He is very anxious to learn of its whereabouts.

The Torrance-Fuller block is all enclosed and ready for the roof. The front is exceedingly handsome.

Rev. Manfred Clark, a noted Univesrsalist, will preach here on the third Saturday and Sunday of this month.

Sampson Johnson was up from Posey Creek Monday. He has about recovered from a severe attack of rheumatism.

Walter Brown & Co.=s. Wool Circular for October has just arrived. It quotes Kansas light wools in Boston at 19 to 26 cents.

The Union Temperance Meeting will be held in the Baptist Church next Sunday evening, under the auspices of the W. C. T. U.

S. M. Jarvis, of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., was in the city Sunday. Their large business keeps Sam on the road most of the time.

Register Nixon will make a visit to Vermont and other places east this month. It will be both a business and a pleasure trip.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Several of our Winfield folks saw C. H. Payson at Denver during the reunion. He is traveling for a Chicago publishing house.



Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


Mr. Ramsey wishes us to inform the public that he is a practical watchmaker and has the paper to show for it. Give him a call.

The cashier of the Farmers Bank, Mr. O. C. Ewart, and family, arrived in this city on Tuesday evening and will remain permanently.

The culvert north of town is in a bad condition, and should be looked after by the marshal. Sam Burger had a colt injured by it last week.

There were forty loads of grain on the street at one time Monday. The receipts of grain and hogs during the next few months will be immense.

Sam Phenix= horse, ALilac,@ fairly outdid himself at the fair. He comes off with a record of 2:51-1/4. He is one of the best horses in the county and Sam may well feel proud of him.

Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Last Saturday afternoon several hundred people witnessed a race between the Blenden mare and a gray horse from Sedan, ABull of the Woods.@ It was won easily by the mare. The distance was five hundred yards.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Last Sunday was the fifth anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. J. Cairns over the Baptist Church of this city. In five years two hundred and ten members have been added to the church roll, one of the finest church buildings in the state. The church is out of debt and has money in the treasury. Our Baptist friends certainly have much cause for rejoicing and thanksgiving.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

We present this week an excellent report of the fruit exhibit at the County Fair. It is made up by Jacob Nixon, the superintendent of the fruit department, and will give a better idea of our fruit production than anything yet brought out. Mr. Nixon isd an enthusiastic horticulturist, and believes that possibilities of this county in the fruit line are very bright. The exhibit at the fair certainly bears him out in it.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

J. P. Short is now a resident of Walnut Township, and is occupying his farm. He located on the corner where Harter=s drug store now stands, thirteen years ago. The first few months of his residence was made in a tent. The weather was bad, the tent leaked, and many were the hardships he experienced. He can look back to those days now with a good deal of satisfaction.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Mrs. Lowry, the evangelist who has been waking up the dry bones in Wichita so efficiently, preached in the Methodist Church of this city last Sunday morning and evening. She is the most graceful and logical lady in the pulpit we ever heard, and our people were so highly pleased that she wil visit us again soon.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Mrs. Wilson Shaw, of Beaver, favored the COURIER with some splendid damples of fruit from her orchard. There were seven varieties of apples, large, well-formed, and altogether the finest collection we have ever seen. They have been the wonder of visitors from other states for several days past.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Thomas Gilliland, of Spring Creek, had his horse struck by lightning last Saturday night when all his family were asleep. They woke up soon enough, however, and found the house badly splintered up. No one hurt. It was raining heavily at the time.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

The Williams Troupe comes back Friday evening, Oct. 19th, by special request. The play will be the ALittle Duchess,@ as a benefit for the G. A. R. Post 85. This is one of the best troupes that has ever visited Winfield, and its success is due to merit.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Col. Loomis has returned from a summers tour in New York. He spent a little time around the fashionable watering places. This accounts for the press reports of a Agay batchelor from the west who was making things hum@ at Saratoga lately.


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Lost. In or near this city, a red morocco pocket book containing money and papers only valuable to owner. A finder will be liberally rewarded by returning same to Sydall=s Harness shop. Owner, J. Ed. Allen, with L. Hays, Wichita.


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The Board of County Commissiones have put several bushels of blue grass seed on the Courthouse squre. They are putting it in an excellent shape. In a few years the Courthouse square will be one of the most attractive places in the city.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

The cattle in Silverdale Township are dying with Texas fever. Several fine thoroughbred shorthorns have fallen victims to the disease. It was brought in from Chautauqua County by a herd belonging to Mr. McClaron.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Bryan & Lynn=s grand Pea guessing match promises to be the sensation of the hour. They have the peas put up in a curiously shaped glass jar and everyone who guesses will have to do pure guess work.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

The water works company has a large force of men at work on the mound east of town, building their reservoir. The work is under contract by James Conner, who expects to complete it by November first.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Ezra Nixon goes to Kansas City Nov. 1st to become bookkeeper for Jarvis, Conklin & Co. This firm keeps drawing on the live young men of our town to an alarming extent.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Five Dollars Reward for the return of a brownish yellow shepherd dog answering to the name of ARover.@ The reward will be paid for his return or information leading to his recovery. Vermilye Bros.

Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Lost. A small black beaded cashmere cape, Friday, between Mr. Weakley=s and the Foose farm on the Douglass road. The finder will please leave it at this office, and be suitably rewarded.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Miss Jessie Hawkins, of Vernon Township, has two grandmothers and two great-grandmothers living, all within four miles. They are all from the COURIER premium family, the Martins.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Helen M. Gougar, the noted lecturer, will deliver two lectures on the nights of the 18th and 19th, at the Baptist Church. An admission fee of 25 cents will be charged; youths 15 cents.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Bard & Harris have a fine agricultural display in their real estate office: relics of the fair. It comprises mammoth onions, corn, potatoes, and a squash as big as a ten gallon keg.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

The Howard Gun Club, of twenty-five, will be over during the reunion and have a grand glass ball tournament. The members of the Winfield club are getting ready for the match.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Col. Jos. McCloy, of Liberty, advertises a special sale of hogs from his herd of pure bred Berkshires. He carried off many premiums on this herd at the County Fair.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Mr. James Brown, of Vernon Township, has erected a fine dwelling and awarded W. A. Lee the contract of putting up a Holladay wind mill, tank, and milk house.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

All persons who desire to take part in the grand annual hunt of the gun club, which occurs November 1st, will meet at the Telegram office Saturday evening.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Ladies, you can get your ostrich plumes and tips dyed any shade you may desire by sending them to Mrs. W. M. Henderson, Arkansas City.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Mr. J. A. Rupp brought us in last week a few sample potatoes from his field. They were very large and fine: one weighing five pounds.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Miss Josie Mansfield will, on Thursday and Friday, October 18th and 19th, show an elegant line of New York pattern hats and bonnets.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

BIRTH. Mr. A. P. Johnson is the happy dad of an eleven pound boy, born Wednesday morning. This tally belongs to the east ward.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

August Kadau has just received a lot of St. Joe boots, the best in the market, and is selling them close. Call and see him.


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MARRIED. Married at the M. E. parsonage Sept. 24, by Rev. P. F. Jones, Ernest L. Yoakam and Bertha Hempky, both of Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

The election in Fairview Township will be held at N. E. Darling=s store, at Akron.

R. B. CORSON, Trustee.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Thirty men and eight or ten teams are at work on the water works reservoir.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Buy your gloves of John Tyner, South Main Street, West side.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


Court has been in session for the two weeks past. Most of the time has been occupied with the criminal docket.

The following cases were disposed of.

State vs. Frank Manny, continued with $500 bail.

State vs. Jacob Case, defendant plead guilty to assault and battery, and was sentenced to one week in county jail and to pay cost of prosecution.

State vs. Cooper and Carder, for horse stealing, trial by jury and both convicted. No sentence yet pronounced.

State vs. John Askent, jury found a verdict of guilty of grand larceny.

State vs. Mike Renick, charged with assault with intent to kill, now on trial.

The following civil cases were disposed of.

N. S. Burnham vs. Minerva O. Burnham, dismissed for want of prosecution at pllaintiffs cost.

Missouri A. Mann vs. Adam Mann, dismissed.


Foreclosures were taken as follows:

By R. R. Conklin against Nelson C. Briggs.

Morris H. Withrow and William R. Withrow.

By M. T. Covert against Enoch G. Willett.

By C. C. Butterfield against David Jay.


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All persons to whom premiums were awarded by the Cowley County Fair & Driving Park Association at the late fair are hereby notified to call for the same on or before November 1st, 1883. On the second day of November the books will be closed and all premium checks remaining uncalled for will be covered back into the treasury of the Association. Ed. P. Greer, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Attention Old Soldiers.

There will be a grand re-union of old soldiers at Winfield on the 17, 18, & 19 of October, under the auspices of Winfield Post No. 85 G. A. R., to which all are invited, and especially old soldiers, with their wives and children. Bring your tents, wagon covers, cooking implements, and rations if you wish, or you can buy them on the grounds. Soldiers are coming from all over the state. There will be several prominent speakers and two brass bands. Turn out, everyone, and let us have a grand old rally, sham battle, army songs, hard tack, pork and beans. By order of committee.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Corrections. Since our last issue, in which was published a list of premiums awarded at the fair, we have had a good many corrections made in the lisst. In the dentistry exhibit Dr. Van Doren was awarded the first premium for the best set of teeth, instead of Dr. Bull, as published. The printers made a balk in the award on organs. The Mason & Hamlin organ was awarded the first premium. Mr. M. J. Stimson is the agent for this organ. The Chicago cottage organ received second, F. M. Friend, agent.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Among the Directors who did faithful work during the fair, we neglected to mention Directors Schofield and Millspaugh. Mr. Schofield had charge of the horse department, the duties of which were heavy. Mr. Millspaugh handled the grains and grasses and made an excellent and tasty display of it.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

The fourth anniversary of the institution of the Good Templar lodge of Winfield will be celebrated at the lodge room on next Friday evening by the members, the public being generally invited to attend. Addresses, music, recitations, sociability, etc., will form the program.

Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Mr. John Isom brought us in a lot of peaches and hidden in the center of the package were two mammoth apples as large or larger than any we saw at the fair. Our fruit showing this year is something to be proud of.


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MARRIED. Married at M. E. parsonage, Winfield, Oct. 5th, by Rev. P. F. Jones, Edgar M. Hutchinson and Alice V. Hobaugh, both of Cowley County.


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Millinery Opening at Taylor & Taylor=s Thursday & Friday Oct. 18 & 19. Miss Taylor has just returned from Chicago with a large stock.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

The wheat is rapidly covering the ground and never looked more promising at this season.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Visit the new shoe store on south Main street, 3rd door north of Commercial Hotel.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Crystal Wedding.

The crystal wedding of Mr. and Mrs. C. Miles took place at their residence, two miles northwest of Seeley on the evening of the 28th of September, 1883. Although the fair was in session and the evenings dark, quite a number of friends gathered in with presents and baskets well filled to celebrate with them their fifteenth wedding anniversary. The guests were royally entertained by the bride and groom. Mrs. Miles with her fine conversational powers, and Mr. Miles with his pleasing address and the easy, well-bred turn of his conversation, were just the ones to entertain company and make all feel at home. Mr. Baker favored the company with choice music while the ladies were preparing tea. And such a supper! The tables fairly groaned beneath the weight of delicious fruits, cake, chicken, etc. While partaking of the tempting viands, the bride and groom gave a short sketch of the happy event of their marriage fifteen years ago, and at the close called upon other honored patriarchs to give their experiences. There were men there who had traversed the wilds of California, Apassed through dangers seen and unseen@; others had been brave soldiers and faced the cannon=s mouth; yet not one in that bright lamplight, shining so brightly in their faces, had the courage to utter half a dozen words. Each stammered incoherently, and when it seemed nearing time for Dr. Capper to speak, he suddenly remembered the children were waiting their turn. And before anyone had time to think, he had left the table and room and disappeared in the darkness. Perhaps he was Atracing constellations.@ So the spell was broken and the children remembered, and amid much merriment, the company dispersed, wishing the bride and groom of fifteen years many returns of their wedding anniversary.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

From Bethel, Walnut Township.

To the brothers and sisters of the Christian Church of Winfield, I wish to say, through the columns of the COURIER, that you deserve great credit for the good work you have done in erecting a house of worship in your city, and although I have been unable to assist you as I should like to have done, my prayer has been that your efforts might be crowned with success, and that your church might soon be open for the grand and noble purpose of worshiping God, the giver of every good and perfect gift. DELLA HASSEL.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

A Fair Correction.

Someone has said that the honor of war is to die for one=s country and then have your name spelled wrong in the Gazette. Some of the honors of the County Fair have been equally equivocal. For instance, my former townsman, E. R. Morse, is a resident of Maple Township, and has as fine a herd, if not the finest, of thoroughbred large Berkshire hogs in Cowley County. This herd was bred and raised by himself with the greatest care, for sale. His hogs took several premiums at the fair, but the honor was given to Maple City instead of Maple Township, as it should have been, and, in consequence, should anyone wish to confer with Mr. Morse in regard to his exhibit, by letter, they would fail to find him. The address of E. R. Morse is Maple Township, Red Bud. Yours for the right, NORMAN.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Report of District No. 65.

The report of the school in district 65, Cowley County, for the month beginning September 16th, 1883, and ending October 5th, is as follows.

Number of days taught, 20; number enrolled this month, 40; number days attendance, 587; average daily attendance, 30; number neither absent nor tardy, 10.

Names of those neither absent nor tardy: Morgan Wood, Hattie Clark, Lee Marsh, Walter Strange, Lillie Wood, Laura Graves, Eddie Wood, Louie Clark, Nannie Strange, James Albert. T. L. SHAFFER, Teacher.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

Report on Fruit.

The following is a report on fruit exhibited at the County Fair at Winfield, Sept. 25 to 28, 1883, in Class AH.@

In sub-class 1, ABest peck of winter apples,@ there were seven entries, as follows.

Entry No. 27 was a half bushel of extra Missouri pippin, by Silas Kennedy, of East Bolton Township, which was awarded the first premium.

Entry No. 19 was a peck of very good Missouri pippin by G. W. Yount, of Walnut Township, which took second premium. G. W. Robertson, of Pleasant Valley, showed in this class half a bushel of extra Ben Davis.

Entry No. 10, in this class, by G. T. Stone, of Vernon Township, was one peck each of Ben Davis, very good; Missouri pippin, good; Janette, very good; Winesap, good.

Entry No. 22, by J. C. Roberts of Walnut Township, was one peck of very good Janette; one peck very good Ben Davis; one peck good Missouri Pippin.

Entry No. 10, by G. W. Stone, of Vernon, was half a bushel of Good Ben Davis.

Entry No. 29, by A. Dawson, of Rock Township, was one peck of good Missouri pippin.

In sub-class 2 there were 7 entries.

Entry No. 16, by N. C. Clark, of Vernon Township, had 19 plates of apples, to whom the committee gave the first premium as the best display of winter apples. Mr. Clark=s display consisted of one plate of Rambo, good; one plate Maiden=s Blush, extra good; one plate of Ortley, very good; one plate of Rock or Shannon Pippin, very good; one plate Willow Twig, good; plate Jonathan, good; three plates Dominic, good; two plates Winesap, extra good; two plates Fallawater, very good; four plates Ben Davis, good; one plate Janette, good; one plate Missouri Pippin, good.

The second premium was awarded to entry No. 14, by G. W. Robertson, of Pleasant Valley Township, who had one plate Jonathan, very good; one plate Grimes G Pippin, very good; one plate McAfee=s Nonsuch, very good; one plate Rambo, good, two plates Willow Twig, good; one plate Ben Davis, good, one plate Missouri Pippin.

Entry No. 23, by J. C. Roberts, was one plate Northern Spy, extra good; three plates Ben Davis, good; two plates Winesap, good; two plates Janette, good.

Entry No. 14, by S. C. Sumpter, of Beaver Township, was one plate each of very good Jonathan, Dominic, and Ortley.

Entry No. 1 by Wm. Carter, of Vernon Township, was two plates of Dominic, very good; and six plates of very good Missouri Pippin.

Entry No. 28 was Entry 27 in Class 1.

In Sub-class 3, display of Fall Apples, theres were three exhibitors.

S. S. Linn, of Vernon Township, was awarded first premium for one plate Winesap, good; one plate Jonathan, very good; two plates Willow Twig, extra good; one sample each of White W. Pearmain and McAfee=s Nonsuch.

Entry No. 30, by A. Dawson. of Rock Township, took second premium for half a bushel of Wine, or Pennsylvania Red Streak of the West, which were extra good.

Entry No. 25, by C. Lear, of ____ Township, consisted of two plates Ben Davis, very good; one plate Winesap, and one plate Talman Sweet, good.

Sub-class 4: no entries.

Sub-class 5: two entries. Entry 9, by John Jones, of Rock Township, of freestone peaches, was awarded blue ribbon; 1 plate good.

Entry No. 15, by S. C. Sumpter, of Fairview Township, took second premium.

Sub-class 6, Clingstone Peach, was nobly represented in Entry No. 26, by Silas Kennedy, of East Bolton Township, of nineteen plates of budded Heath Cling, extra choice.

Entry No. 25, by C. Lear, of Fairview Township, took second premium.

Entry No. 8, by John Jones, two plates of good seedlings.

Sub-class 20, display of apples.

One entry, No. 3, by S. C. Cunningham of Ninnescah Township, was three plates of wine, extra good, two plates King of Tompkins County, extra good, 2 plates Missouri Pippin, 1 plate Willow Twig, and one plate of a seedling raised by him resembling in shape and color the Belmont, with a fine sub-acid flavor, an apple of fine appearance, and may prove after thorough trial a valuable acquisition for our climate.

Sub-class 21. Entry No. 5, by W. C. Hayden, consisting of 31 plates, was awarded 1st premium.

Entry 18 by Henry Hawkins of Vernon Township, was awarded 2nd premium; he showed 17 plates or 15 varieties, all of his own raising, viz:

1 plate Northern Spy, good.

2 plates Wagener, very good.

2 plates Dominic, good.

1 plate W. W. Pearmain, very good.

1 plate Michael H. Pippen, very good.

1 plate Graines G. Pippin, extra good.

1 plate Fallawater, good.

1 plate Missouri Pippin, good.

1 plate Ben Davis, good.

1 plate Jonathan, extra good.

1 plate Striped Sweet Pippin, extra good.

1 plate Smiths Cider, very good.

1 plate Winesap, good.

1 plate Janette, good.

1 plate Rambo, good.

J. C. Roberts and N. C. Clark had entries in this class described in sub-class No. 2.


J. R. Richards, of Rock Township, showed 1 plate of Ben Davis, and 1 plate of an unknown variety.

Mr. Yoeman, of Vernon, showed 1 plate of Smiths Cider and two plates of Ben Davis.

Mr. A. Conrad, of Tisdale, placed on the table 1 plate of Yellow Bellflowers, extra good; 1 plate of Cayuga Red Streak, extra good; 1 plate Maiden Blush, good; 1 plate Ben Davis, very good.

J. D. Hammond of Beaver showed Fallawater and Missouri Pippin.

A. Ray, of Winfield, 1 plate Maiden blush, extra good; 1 plate Missouri Pippin, 1 plate Russian, 1 plate unknown, extra good.

Jno. Mentch, of Walnut, 1 plate, extra good Ben Davis, 1 plate Janette, good.

Entry 2, volunteer by superintendent, 1 plate Janette, 1 plate Ben Davis, 1 plate Doninic, 1 plate Wagener, 1 plate Missouri Pippin, 1 plate Rambo, 1 plate Willow Twig, 1 plate Limber Twig.


Entry No. 128, S. C. Cunningham, of Ninnescah Township, was awarded chromo for ten of the largest apples. His exhibit was 3 plates Wine, extra good, 2 plates King, extra good. This exhibit was the best entry on the tables of any class.

Entry No. 46 by John Jones was 3 plates of Pryors Red, extra good.

Entry No. 17 by T. B. Ware, of Vernon Township, was 2 plates Ortley, extra good; 1one-plate Maiden blush, extra good; 1 apple of Ben Davis.

Entry No. 112 by Rudolph Wllman of Vernon Township, was 1 plate of Dominic, very good; 1 plate Ortley, very good.

The general excellence of the varieties shown, and the freedom from insect was noted by every visitor during the fair. One collection was sent at the close of the fair to the presdident of the A. T. & S. F. R. R., at Boston. Two collections were sent to Illinois and one to Ohio.

A rearrangement of the fruit trables and a premium for best peach or five of each variety in displays of summer, fall and winterCthere should be 5 of each variety shown to entitle it to compete or exhibit on table, and again, all premiums should be only to growers of fruit exhibited. JACOB NIXON, Superintendent, Class H. Fruit.


Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.


Notice. On my farm known in this locality as the Nelse Newell farm, north of Robt. Weakley, 4 miles north of Winfield, I want to have built a stone house 1-1/2 story, over a 7 ft. cellar, about 24 ft. square. I would contract with builders for this work, also for the digging or boring of a well. Bids may be given for the mason work and for the carpenter work of rooms and roof; and for putting in the well, to T. R. Bryan in Winfield, or to Reuben S. White on the farm. I shall be at Winfield to make contracts about the 15th of October. I have for sale the above farm, and two in section 11-31-4, one of which, 80 acres, has a stone house for immediate occupancy, and a fine quarter section southeast of 3-31-4. For information see Bard & Harris. LEONARD FARR.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


My last letter closed on my arrival at Marville, Nodoway County, Missouri. After dinner I was transported by the friends whom I came to visit to their farm eight miles from the city. I was agreeably impressed with the countryCrough =tis true, with heavy timber always in sight, but occasionally among the well improved farms a few without a stump to be seen. I was told that these spots were originally prairie, for which I thought the early settler must have considered Nature very accommodating to have him farms ready for the plow with fuel and fencing timber so convenient where there was no coal nor, at that time, barbed wire to take its place.

The land in this part of Missouri is very fertile, but the crops were so injured by the protracted spring rains and the terrible hail and wind-storm of July 14th that the yield is estimated at two-thirds less than in favorable seasons. There is little fruit save apples, which now bring fifty cents per bushel in the orchard.

While looking over this peaceful rural scene, with white men and women performing the labor of house and field, I was prompted to draw a contrast between what it now is and as it was when we crossed the state in a carriage going from Oskaloosa, Iowa, to St. Joseph, in 1857. The part of the state then seen we presume to be as old as this is new. But behold what a difference. Slaves then tilled the soil for the benefit of the master, which made the negro driver indispensible in keeping them at work or, possibly, from taking French leave. There is also a marked difference in the thrift and intelligence of the people, all of which proves that moral questions should not be kept out of politics, and that National Prohibition is good for the dear people. I was pleased with the prospect, and found all with whom I conversed on the subject proud of the policy of Governor Crittenden in his efforts to rid the state of the reputation of aiding and abetting highway robbers, and in his determination to have the laws strictly enforced. In these things can be seen a strong undercurrent moulding public opinion, and I believe that in the coming moral conflict our sister state will not be found wanting.

Maryville is a city of some five or six thousand inhabitants, and to me the streets seemed more natural than artificial, with handsome residences built among the hills, encased by flowers and forest trees. The courthouse and jail do credit to the county, both in capacity and architecture. The latter is built of brick in shape of a Maltese cross, with cells on the upper floor, where sunshine and pure air can find admittance. The former is built of stone, three stories high including basement, with high attic and belfry. The courtroom is large and well seated, with marble floor, and finished with solid Black Walnut wood-work. Most of the business houses are brick, and in many cases foundations are the same because of the scarcity of stone. The main streets are graded and paved with wood and stone, and things generally have the appearance of push and energy.

Having seen notices in the county papers of socials being given by the temperance socieites, we took occasion to ascertain from different persons the status of the temperance question, and find the sentiment is increasing, a substantial evidence of which was seen in the exclusion of intoxicants from inside the fair ground, which was at that time the center of attraction.

Of course I attended the fair, and saw the finest exhibition of blooded cattle and horses I have ever seen in the west at a county fairCexcepting Cowley=s great exhibition this year, of courseCone cow said to weigh 2200 pounds, and horses valued at from $500 to $1500. The vegetable and fruit exhibit was better than I expected. One thing that surprised me was a stalk of corn measuring sixteen feet. I wondered if it wasn=t shipped in for the occasion from Cowley County, but they claimed it as a production of their own county. I took a seat in the ampitheatre, without extra charge, and witnessed some of the speed-ring performances, the most exciting among which was a race between two women, on horseback, who were to run a ten mile race, five miles Wednesday and five Thursday. I witnessed the beginning of the race, and in each round they seemed to come under the wire precisely at once. The next was a chariot race, with six horses to each, driven by the same women with nearly the same result.

Now, I have never been in favor of horse-racing, either by man or woman, but object to expressing an opinion ignorantly and I determined to gather all the information possible by sight as well as by hearsay. I had been informed that one of the women who rode a similar race last summer was attacked with bleeding of the lungs soon after; but, as if to dare death for the large purse or for the love of display, she rode at another fair, and died soon after with hasty consumption. As far as right is concerned, it is possibly as proper for women to run horses as for men, but I think a woman could use her nerve and daring in a nobler cause and secure to herself a reputation more enviable.

It is said that Aa merciful man will be merciful to his beasts,@ and these men say they are merciful to their horses by the care they give them between races. It appears to me something like the mercy a man would show to his wife after beating her until she is wounded and bleeding and then kindly binding with salve and ointment to cure her for another onslaught.

I am reminded that it is thirty minutes to train time, and close this letter, to renew my jottings as I journey to Lincoln, Nebraska. C. H. G.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


On Saturday, Oct. 6th, the most successful meeting of the Northwestern Division of the Teachers= Association ever held, took place at Rock schoolhouse. Certainly anyone who doubted the utility of such a meeting or the ability of the teachers in this part of the county to give the whys and wherefores of their different methods of teaching the studies that came up for discussion would have had all doubts cleared away had they been present. Miss Lida Strong, vice president of the Central Association, called the meeting to order and the appointment of officers was proceeded with. Messrs. Corson and Ellis were at once placed in the field as the representatives of two parties for the presidency. If excitement is what such assemblies live on, the Association might have bottled up enough during the next few minutes to last a year. The contest was short, sharp, decisive; the ballot box giving Mr. Corson a majority of one. The newly elected president, who was cheered heartily by all parties, took the chair and called for nominations for vice president. Miss Lida Strong was unanimously elected to this office, and after another hard struggle that brought out the latent powers of the two parties as canvassers, Mr. Ellis was elected to the secretaryship. The subjects arranged for discussion were then taken up, and so many different methods, hints, and suggestions were offered to effect the successful teaching of the studies under discussion that the oldest and most experienced teacher could not fail to learn something, and the more inexperienced were enabled to pick up hundreds of little improvements on their own methods. In the afternoon the numbers of the Association were largely increased and the discussion continued till 4 p.m., when the Society adjourned, after making arrangements to meet at Udall for the next regular meeting, and to have a public entertainment on the evening preceding the Teachers= Meeting. P. ELLIS, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


The teachers of the Southeastern Division met at Maple City Saturday, October 6th, at 10 a.m., according to program. By the assistance of Prof. A. H. Limerick, who was present and went enthusiastically into the work, the occasion was made both pleasant and profitable to all present. The teachers seemed to enjoy the meeting hugely. The session ended after three hours of very animated discussion which seemed to be brightened ten-fold by the wonderful magnetic power, executive ability, and skill continually displayed by Prof. Limerick during the entire discussion of the various subjects handled by those present. The citizen ladies were very much pleased with the free, affable courtesy and social qualities manifested by Mrs. Limerick, who was present with her husband; and highly entertained by her during the time allotted to general converse. We hope she will call around this way often. Among the teacher celebrities present, was Mr. ____, recently of Normal, Illinois, who has in view the Maple City school. The few teachers who were not present missed a rare treat. S. F. OVERMAN, Vice President.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


We clip the following letter from the Central Illinois Review. It is written by W. H. H. Denning, father of Walter Denning, who spent a week here some time ago.

AWINFIELD, KANSAS, September 11, 1883.

AEd. Review: Thinking that some of my Onarga friends might be interested in the welfare of the state of Kansas, I concluded to give a short account of my trip, and what I have seen since leaving home. We left Onarga on the noon train, and arrived at Louisburg the following morning at 8:30 o=clock. Found the corn crop poor from Onarga to St. Louis, but plenty of saloon signs, and the effects of the license system. Left Louisburg for Winfield, Kansas, on the 4th of September in a two horse wagon. Our route lay through the towns of Ossawatomie, in Miami Co.; Garnett, in Anderson Co.; Burlington, in Coffee Co.; Eureka, in Greenwood Co.; El Dorado, in Butler Co.; and ended at Winfield, Cowley Co. I never saw as good oat and corn crops in my life, oats yielding from 60 to 100 bushels per acreCseveral farmers= average 100 bushels per acre. After leaving Greenwood County, we found plenty of peaches, and the whole land abounded in watermelons and sweet potatoes. We saw no drunken men after leaving Missouri, but we did find the schoolhouse on the hilltop, and no saloon in the valley. Either prohibition does not prohibit, or else Kansas had a very sober people to begin with, and the necessity for the amendment was not very great. Or it may be that the whiskey men have all gone to other states and their places have been filled by a wiser and more sober people. I see nothing but the indications of prosperity around me, and the people all say, AIf Illinois fails in the corn crop, let her come to Egypt.@ I have been sleeping out doors for the last four nights, and am feeling first rate.

AOn the 10th we visited the farm of Walter Denning, five miles east of Winfield. We passed over rolling prairie that can be bought for from $8 to $15 per acre, partly improved.

AOn the 11th we visited the sheep ranch of Mr. Chaffey, who will be remembered as having married Lizzie Hastings, formerly of Onarga. Here we spent a very pleasant afternoon, partaking of the kind hospitality of our old friend.

ASeptember 12th we traveled northeast 20 miles to attend a stock sale. Everywhere we saw good houses, rich lands, and splendid crops.

AOn the 13th we visited Salt City, some 16 miles southwest of Winfield. Our route lay through the rich valley of the Walnut River, and the far-famed Arkansas Valley. This is certainly the finest country that I have ever seen. After crossing the Arkansas River on a ferry boat, we entered Salt City, driving at once to the famous Geuda Springs. Here we found seven flowing springs, all within a radius of fifteen feet, yet all possessing different mineral properties, notwithstanding some of them were not over six inches apart.

AThe invalids from all over the State flock here to drink and be made whole. I talked with some of the invalids and they seemed to have great faith in the healing powers of the waters. Some were drinking from one spring and some from another, and some from two or more, according to their disease, while the lame and the halt, and the blind drank freely of the water and seemed to like it. I confess, that although I drank sparingly, it took a great pressure to keep my breakfast down, but we were told that the longer a person uses the water, the better he likes it.

AToday, the 14th, I expect to take in the city of Winfield, and about Tuesday start for home.@


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


We have decided to remove our business location to a new building South of the banks on Main street; consequently or the next few weeks we shall offer a special line of drives, to which we call your attention.

Our prices will astonish competitors and please you. Our goods are fresh and clean from the best manufacturers in the East; but we prefer to make a sacrifice rather than move them. We mean business and ask you to call and see our


Our Overcoats this season are beyond compare with any other House. Now on hand a full line, from the common Chinchilla at $6.00 to the finest Satin.

Special inducements offered to buyers of Boys= and Children=s Overcoats and Ulsterettes. Twenty different styles.

Bargain No. 1. Men=s, Boys= and Children=s OVERCOATS.

Bargain No. 2. BOOTS for Men and Boys.

Bargain No. 3. GLOVES. Best $1.00 Glove in the State.

Bargain No. 4. UNDERWEAR and HOSIERY.

Remember the place: Old reliable



Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.



We are prepared to suit every taste and every purse. We cordially invite the Ladies of Cowley County to call and examine our stock of CLOAKS, DOLMANS, CIRCULARS, ULSTERS, AND WALKING SUITS.

Look at our line of plain and fancy all-wool Suitings. Our line of 36, 40, and 46 inch Cashmeres is very large. A full line of colors in Velvets and Velveteens, Silk and Wool Plushes; also the new Ostrican Trimmings in all colors. A very large stock of


at very low p[rices. We are agents for Butterick=s Patterns. Catalogues sent free to any address upon application. A full stock of Carpets in Rag, Cottage, two and thre-ply Ingrains, Tapestry, Velvet & body Brussels.


It is a well-known fact that we always carried the largest stock of ready-made clothing in Cowley County, and this season we succeeded in filling our shelves and counters with the NEWEST AND NOBBIEST STYLES that could be found in the eastern markets. We invite clothing buyers to give us a look before purchasing. Our line of Children=s and Boys= Suits contains every style, from a good cheap suit to the best of cassimere.

In Youth=s and Men=s Suits we can please the most fastidious.


In this line we can fit a four year old boy upwards to a three hundred pound man. Men=s, boys= and children=s Hats and Caps in endless variety. Underwear and Gloves of every description. Trunks and Valises from smallest to largest. We are agents for Orr=s Overalls; every pair warranted to fit and never to rip. Ladies and gents call in and we will show you the best selected and lowest priced stock ever brought to the city of Winfield.

M. HAHN & CO.,


Main Street and Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


How do those truly good prohibitionists who bolted Hackney because Ahe was a whiskeyite@ three years ago, like the way their patron saint, the editor of the Telegram, (who was such a goodly, godly young man then) has sold them out and gone over to the lawless element in our midst?


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


The Main line of the Santa Fe railroad is doing a tremendous passenger business. The regular morning and evening express trains have each ten to eleven passenger coaches, all full, besides three baggage, express, and mail cars each. The Thunderbolt trains daily usually has four sleeping cars besides baggage and express cars.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


What are we to infer from the Telegram=s opposition to the prohibitory amendment and law, and its blatant support of Mr. Gary? He looks very much as if he was going to continue, if elected, to do as he is now doing, namely: loaf in town while the people catch their own violators of law. The Telegram and its crowd don=t want officers elected who will do their duty; and this is not surprising when the facts are known.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


How do the old solidiers like the Telegram=s assault upon the Republican platform because it demands that its unfortunate comrades shall not become paupers upon the country. But what else could you expect from a lineal descendent of Copperhead Democracy! The Telegram and its party has never forgiven the soldiers because they thrashed the AGentlemen of honah, Sirs@; while it and its party in the north stabbed them in the back.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


Joe O=Hare, a leading Democrat, said in conversation not long since, that the soldier ought not to be pensioned. That they got what they fought for, $13 per month. This is the way the Democracy feel about our soldiers. Think of it, ye who today enjoy the blessing of this good government made good by the blood and privation of these brave men, and then despise the unfeeling sentiment inculcated by a kind of Democracy of which O=Hare is only the offspring.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


When Corder and Cooper stole Harris and Freel=s horses, they telephoned up from Arkansas City to Gary that fact, and that the thieves were going northeast. Gary went to Ed Nicholson and said: AEd, some parties have stolen two horses at Arkansas City and are going northeast; if you see them as you go home, I wish you would catch them.@ He then went up the street and the last seen of him he was trying to explain his Iowa record. Ed got on his horse and started home on Grouse Creek, and on the way caught the horse thieves, and they were taken by our gallant sheriff last week to the penitentiary.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


Two weeks from next Tuesday is Election day and every man should be prepared to turn out to the polls and vote. It is noted that when there is deep interest felt in the election and everybody turns out, we always elect good officers, but when there is little interest in the matter we are liable to have the other kind of officers foisted upon us. It is also noted that Democrats almost always turn out and vote and that when there is a short vote on account of little interest in the matter, it is Republican voters who stay at home. Men who consider themselves good and patriotic citizens, men who are otherwise moral, intelligent, and valuable citizens, often neglect this important duty, while every vicious, drinking, ignorant, dishonest, or law breakin man in the community is sure to be at the polls and vote and influence votes. Such in large cities are usually the ruling class and in all communities often control the results of the elections. It is the plain duty of every man who has an interest in good government, good laws, and good morals to always be at the polls with his vote and influence and no man who habitually neglects his duty is entitled to the credit of being a good or patriotic citizen.

Republicans above all others should never neglect this duty. We urge each and everyone of them to make such arrangements beforehand that nothing will prevent them from discharging this duty. Go to the polls early and vote and work for the straight Republican ticket. There is no good reason why any Republican should fail to vote for every candidate on their ticket. There are two other tickets in the field; one of which is the straight Democratic ticket, and the other is self styled AAnti-Monopoly,@ but is intended only as a decoy for the Democrats, to lure Republicans from voting their own tickets while Democrats, whatever they pretend, will vote the straight Democratic ticket. No candidate on either ticket is the peer of his Republican opponent.

T. H. Soward, the nominee for Register, is the Aplumed knight@ of the ticket, being one of the finest orators of the state, a gallant soldier, a true gentleman, a man with a great warm heart and generous impulses, a citizen without a fault. He has freely given his time and talents in the service of his country and later in the service of this county and community, and is always kindly, obliging, and courteous to all. He is poor and crippled and the office will set him on his feet. No man is better qualified for its duties and his nomination was only a just recognition of his services. It would seem that the should poll much more than the full strength of his party.

Capt. Nipp, the candidate for Treasurer, is a large hearted, generous, energetic businessmean, farmer, and stock grower. He is capable and well fitted for the office in every way. His nomination is a compliment to the farmers of this county and he should have the solid support of the bone and sinew of our county.

Capt. Hunt, the candidate for clerk, is one of the most popular men in the county. His four years of servbice in that office have convinced the electors that he is just the man for the place and that the people will be much better served by him than by anyone else.

Geo. H. McIntire, the nominee for Sheriff, has proved his value, fitness, and efficiency, by years of successful service in this county and elsewhere. He is a quiet, unassuming gentleman, makes no bluster, but when it comes to catching a criminal or performing any other duty, he is there, and has no superior in this part of the Amoral vineyard.@

Capt. Haight, has by years of service, proved his ability as a surveyor and as he is the only candidate of known qualification for that office, he will get there of course.

No better man could have been nominated for coroner than Dr. H. W. Marsh. He is a gentleman and a scholar and the right man for the place.

J. H. Irwin, the candidate for commissioner of the third district, is one of the best men in the county, of sound judgment, wide intelligence, and great popularity, and just the man whom the people of the county can trust implicitly.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


Judge Tipton is passing as the leader of the Antimonopoly, alias Greenback party. He is essentially a Democrat, but as a Democrat he could not expect to influence Republican votes, theresfore he is an Antimonopolist as nearly all Republicans are, and he proposes to lead as many Republicans as possible to throw away their votes on a third party ticket, thus giving the Democrats a chance to elect a part of their ticket. We predict that he nad his followers of Democratic proclivities will all vote the straight Democratic ticket and only Repulican antimonopolists will vote the third ticket, and they ought to be too smart to be caught by his little game.

When the time comes Tipton and his allies will drop their candidate for sheriff and trade everything they can for Gary. No one imagines it possible that any candidate for sheriff and trade everything they can for Gary. No one imagines it possible that any candidate on the third ticket has the slightest chance for electionCand every vote should be cast in reference to the candidates on the two other tickets.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


The Wichita and Western Railroad company, which is really an extension of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe from Wichita to Dodge City, already have their grade completed for forty miles west of the former city, and their bridge across the great Arkansas River is also completed. Thirty-seven hundred tons of steel rails are on hand and track laying from Wichita to Kingman has begun. The chief engineer in charge of the work says that they will have trains from Wichita to Kingman by December next.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


When the editor of the Telegram wanted votes three years ago, how lustily he squawked for prohibition! Then a change came over his dreams, his mouthings deceived nobody but the empty pated Democracy, and he got left, and when he found that failed, he veered around and now makes faces at and calls the people names who were foolish enough to vote for him, while his party, true to its instinct, has returned to its vomit.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


We hear of two objections having been raised to G. H. McIntire as a candidate for sheriff. The first is that he did more than his duty in defending the murderer of Shenneman and keeping him out of the hands of the mob. The other is that he did less than his duty in the same case. The former objection is raised by some Democratic and even Republican friends of the Democratic nominee. They evidently have no fear that Gary will do more than his duty. The latter objection is raised by a Republican in Vernon, who proposes to play into the hands of Gary. His simplicity in supposing that the Democratic nominee will not do less than his duty is sublime.

We may boldly assert that in the trying time that followed the murder of Shenneman, McIntire did his whole duty faithfully and well. By his great skill and shrewdness, he kept his prisoner out of the hands of the mob for several days by dodging him from jail to farm-house and from town to town, the first three days of which he was pursued and spied upon by hundreds of men. A few days later when the mob spirit appeared to have died out and apparently no more efforts at lynching would be made, he secretly, in the night, brought his prisoner back to the county jail. It was then reasonable to suppose that there would be no further danger to the prisoner. It was a considerable extra expense to the county to keep the prisoner otherwise or dodging about. It would have been another large expense to the county to fortify the jail and keep it guarded day and night, by a body of armed men. Keeping the prisoner anywhere but in the county jail made it extremely probable that he would escape.

McIntire=s first duty was to prevent the escape of the prisoner; his next duty was to protect the prisoner as far as practicable against threatened violence; and his third duty was to save the county from any unnecessary expense. These objects were constantly before him and if he misjudged of the final danger to the prisoner, it was just what a great many of our good citizens did. We maintain that he did his whole duty well, and no more than his duty, and that he is far the most likely of the two candidates to do his whole duty.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


The M. W. & S. W. Road will be built.

The City of Eureka voted the bonds to the Missouri, Winfield & Southwestern railroad last Wednesday. There was only one vote against the bonds. This is the second lot of bonds which have been voted to this road. Yesterday, Wednesday, elections were held in Hickory and Union Townships in the southeastern corner of Butler County on a proposition in each township to vote $15,000 bonds for the same road. We have not heard the result, as we go to press Wednesday afternoon. If these are carried, a similar proposition will be at once submitted in Otter Creek Township, Greenwood County which, if carried, will locate the road as between Eureka and Winfield in an almost air line over the best pass of the Flint Ridge ever found, which gives a maximum grade of fifteen feet per mile less than either of the other roads. Of course, either Cowley County or the townships the road will pass through will respond with the necessary aid when called on.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


That was a gallant charge made by our sheriff when he caught Corder and Cooper, who stole Harris and Freel=s horses; that is, he charged up street and left them to escape but for the effort of farmer Nicholson, who took them in. His latest charge was upon the County Treasury for fees earned by others in that case. As a charger the Captain is a successCin a horn.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

New Salem Pencillings.

Wheat is looking fine.

Mr. Causey is courting in Winfield.

Mrs. Chapell, Sr., is quite ill again.

Mr. Dalgarn is threshing under difficulties, I. e., the rain.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have gone to Burlington, Kansas, on a visit.

The New Salem Cemetery will be sown with blue grass at an early day.

The young folks say they had a fine time at the party at Mr. J. E. Hoyland=s.

No frost to amount to anything in Salem, as yet. Ripe tomatoes from the vines yet daily.

The Christoper young people have returned home, much improved in health, and accompanied by their married sister.

The Hoyland sale went off nicely. A good crowd of gentlemenly men were in attendance and the stock and articles for sale were disposed of in fine style.

Mrs. McClelland has been visiting her parents for over a week, but has returned to her home at Cedarvale, accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bovee.

The old APleasant Hill@ schoolhouse has traveled from its old quarters to the village of Salem, and is used as a crib or granary. It was recently bought by Mr. J. J. Johnson.

Mr. King still continues to kill the fat bovine and deal it out to Salemites, but sometimes it fails to put in an appearance at the right time. Dr. Irwin, I hear, has plenty of practice.

Captain Rowe and his son, James, were the guests of Hoyland and Vance this week. Olivia expresses thanks to Mr. James for the nice, plump quails left for her. They were as good as they looked.

Mr. Thornton has been very sick and under the care of Dr. Downs. The Doctor, wishing to be careful and take so great a responsibility, called another physician from Winfield. I have not heard since how Mr. Thornton is. Dr. Downs is to be commended for carefulness.

Mr. Joe Hoyland has sold his ninety acres of land to Mr. Kale and bought 160 from Mr. Avis. He will build an addition to the house formerly owned by Mr. Avis, and the Doolittle family will occupy it. Mr. Avis will build on the Morningstar farm and occupy the same.

Our Sunday School came out with flying colors last Sunday and we had a very interesting session. Teachers were chosen for the classes as follows: Bible class, or rather 1st class, males, Tirzah Hoyland; teacher 2nd class, females, Mr. S. Edgar; 3rd class, mixed youths and misses, Miss Mary Dalgarn; 4th class, Mrs. Edgar. There is a very interesting Sunday School at the new schoolhouse, I understand, and I intend to visit it some time.

Mr. Irwin Franklin has again met with a serious loss and misfortune, as the house in which he resided caught fire from a defective flue and the house, with the greater part of the contents, is now in ashes. Mr. Franklin had put up such a nice lot of fruit in so many different and palatable ways, which was all lost, and everything in the cellar shared the same fate. Mr. Franklin says he has moved six times during this year; has been blown out of ahome once and now is turned out. The neighbors have been sympathetic and have offered kind words of encouragement, whith other things more lasting and substantial, all of which are thankfully received and fully appreciated. The afflicted ones are now residing in the Maher house until they build.

Rev. C. P. Graham has returned from Presbytery, and was happily surprised in finding his brother, Mr. Thos. Graham, and Mr. Freemont McMillen, both from Illinois, at his boarding place, Mr. Joseph McMillen=s. Mr. T. Graham is a brother-in-law to Mr. McMillen and, of course, the other gentleman is his brother, and they are the Ahappy family@ of Salem at present. Mr. McMillen and wife will entertain them royally while they are with them. They are highly delighted with Kansas and Mr. Graham is looking for a Kansas house for himself and family. Mr. McMillen, Jr., owns the Major Gunn quarter and is very much pleased with it. He thinks buying without seeing turned out very well in his case, as he has been offered five hundred dollars for his bargain, but says, ANo sir!@ in a very emphatic manner. We all say, ACome to stay, gentlemen, and bring your loved ones along.@ OLIVIA.





Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Scraps from Akron.

Splendid wheat weather.

Work began on the tower of the stone church last Monday and it is going up very slowly.

T. S. Green began husking and cribbing his corn last Monday. He pays huskers 4 cents per bushel, allowing 75 pounds to the bushel.

Akron School is progressing finely under the management of Mr. Warren of Arkansas City.

Gammon Brothers marketed 48 head of hogs at Seeley last Wednesday. They were sold to Miller & Wood of Winfield for $4.12-1/2 per hundred and averaged 340 lbs. a head.


Mrs. Wimer is enjoying a visit from her two brothers of Ohio, Messrs. John and Harry Allen.

MARRIED. Word has been received that C. F. Baxter and Miss Victory Green, formerly of this place, were married in Illinois, the home of the bride, on Thursday evening, October 11th. Much joy.

The festival that came off last Thursday evening was a grand success. About $75 was taken in. The proceeds will go toward purchasing an organ for the M. E. congregation. The organ will cost $137.

T. S. Covert has lost several head of the cattle that he bought in Arkansas recently, by some unknown disease.

MARRIED. Last Thursday afternoon quite a number of invited guests assembled at the house of Mr. Darling in honor of Mrs. Darling=s birthday, and to witness the wedding of Royal V. Cass to Miss Emma Darling, Rev. Rose of Douglass officiating. The ceremony was performed at 4 o=clock, and after the party congratulated the happy couple, supper was announced. The supper was excellent, with over eight kinds of cake, and other things in proportion. Every person did themselves justice. Quite a number of presents were received by both parties. Every person pronounced it one of the most enjoyable affairs of the season. Mr. and Mrs. Cass will at once occupy their new home lately prepared for the occasion. And may long life, joy, and happiness folllow them all the days of their life, is the sincere wish of ZEBIDEE.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Honey! Honey! Honey as pure as bees can make it, and a bbl. of it only 16-1/2 cents per lb. by the gallon at Wallis & Wallis.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Notice. The Winfield Creamery has closed for the winter and all who have been furnished with Tanks and cans and have not paid for them will please return them at once. If they are not returned in a reasonable time, it will be taken for granted that you desire to keep them and we will charge same to you. Yours Respectfully,



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Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


If you want to buy a good team, go to Greens, west ninth avenue, stone barn.

BIRTH. Born on Wednesday morning, October 17th, to Mrs. J. E. Platter, a daughter.

Large stock of Ladies= Shawls, Cloaks, Circulars, Dolmans, at W. B. Pixley=s.

Mrs. O. C. Ewart and son came on last week and Mr. Ewart is now happy.

Mrs. John Lowry is again able to be out after a severe illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Albright has been in the city for the past week visiting her son, P. H. Albright.

Voters will take notice that the registration books are now in the hands of Geo. Buckman.

Mr. Madison Howard is in Winfield again, after a summer=s ramble in Colorado and Oregon.

DIED. Johnson & Hill inform us of the death of Mrs. John Green, at Tannehill, on the 13th inst.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Goodrich lost their little three weeks old daughter Sunday. It was buried on Monday afternoon.

Mr. Chas. C. Black of the Telegram left last week for a business visit to Illinois. He expects to be absent two weeks.

TO BE MARRIED: It is reported that Noble Prentis, of the Atchison Champion, and Mrs. Carrie Anderson, of Topeka, will be married at an early day.

Joe Bourdette, for several years proprietor of the Ninth Avenue Lunch Counter, came down from Kansas City last week and spent a few days around the old familiar haunts.

Mrs. A. B. Sykes, wife of the foreman of the COURIER, had a severe stroke of paralysis Tuesday morning. She has now partially recovered and is for the present out of danger.

Tom Walters is erecting a neat frame residence on East Tenth Avenue. Our city seems to be receiving a new impetus in the building business, new houses appearing in all parts of town.

Our people were finely entertained during the latter part of last week by Waite=s Union Square Theatre Company. The troupe is one of the best and carries a splendid uniformed band and orchestra.

Senator H. C. Sluss, of Sedgwick County, was in the city Friday attending to some legal business before the court. Mr. Sluss is the Republican nominee of his district for Judge and will be elected by a rousing majority. He is one of the brainiest men in Kansas.

DIED. Mrs. Wenona Swazey, mother of Dr. J. C. Perry of this city, died in Geuda Springs on the 11th inst., aged eighty-three years and six months. The remains were incased in one of Johnson & Hill=s celebrated metallic caskets and shipped to Marshall County, Illinois, for interment.

Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

There were seven thousand six hundred and eighty persons registered at the ABrettun@ between April 16th, 1883, and October 12th, 1883Can average of 1280 per month. Now let some of the Asuburban@ towns like Wichita trot out their hotel registers and try to equal the Queen City on transient travelers.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

It is funny to see the way these Asmall fry@ towns bicker over a seeming supremacy. The Burden Enterprise tries to give its town a puff and is shut off most unmercifully by the Grenola Chief, as appears from the following.

ACommercial men say more goods are sold at Burden than any two places between Independence and Winfield.@ Burden Enterprise.

AThat=s a lie. No commercial man ever said anything of the kind, and if he did he lied, or did not know what he was talking about. There are two stores in Grenola that buy more goods than all Burden, and we will defy the Enterprise fo publish the name of the commercial man who disputes this. Headquarters carry a $35,000 stock of goods and there is not a town in the west the size of Burden that has a store that can equal Headquarters or the mammoth stock of Bowden Bros. When the Enterprise hired man wrote the above item, he lied, and he lied knowingly.@ Grenola Chief.

Blood is on the moon! Come over to Winfield, brothers, and realize the insignificence of this subject, which seems about to cause a mighty unpleasantness between you, by beholding in any two stores in our city more goods than both your towns contain, and then quit calling each other naughty names over such a little matter.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

The Wichita Eagle says: ADidn=t we say a few months since that the farmers were the coming aristocracy, or privileged class of America? We did, and we meant it. The professions are crowded, the trades are crowded, the commercial and manufacturing interests are fast becoming so, and the supply of skilled and unskilled labor everywhere is greater than the demand. And we said in the same connection that the farmers of the Lower Arkansas Valley were more prosperous and were making more money as a class than were any other class. And we meant that too. A farmer and stock grower of this county informed us last Friday that the receipts from his farm during the past ten months foot up over six thousand dollars. He would not permit the use of his name, but he stands ready to satisfy any, who might be skeptical, with the facts and figures. This particular gentleman=s sources of profits have been from hogs, corn, and cattle.@

The Eagle talks as though six thousand dollars as the receipts yearly from one farm seems incredible, and it is an immense showing; but Cowley has a farmer who realized last year from corn, hogs, and cattle, seven thousand dollars, and the total receipts of his farm, $14,640. Mr. T. S. Green is the farmer, and he has an advertisement in this paper that verifies this statement.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

We have often noticed the absence of loafers on the streets of Winfield, and attributed it to the large demand for laborers and the general frugality of our people, but a sight met our gaze Monday that showed one young man who didn=t seem to have the proper appre-ciation of time. He came lazily around one of the busiest corners of the city, gently sat him-self down upon the sidewalk, on the sunny side of the building, and drawing from his pocket a selection from Beadle=s ten-cent, yellow-backed literature, began perusing it with amazing earnestness. There he sat amid the throng of pedestrians, who all took in the show, perfectly undisturbed and seemingly unconscious of all surroundings. It was a rare spectacle, and we beheld it long enough to convince us that the poor devil was satisfied with his employment. He was following the footsteps of AWooly Dick, the Hero of Deadwood Gulch.@


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Will J. Wilson, deputy county treasurer, has just completed a chart setting forth all the tax collections and disbursements, including delinquent, in a space not over three feet square. It is one of the most complete things we have ever seen, and is the result of years of experience, correction, and improvement. He got it up to lay before the board at the annual settlement next month. Presented to them in this shape, the labor of wading through piles of musty records is largely done away with. Mr. Wilson is one of the most efficient officers in the courthouse and his services during the past eight years have been invaluable to the people of the county.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Another Union Temperance meeting was held on last Sunday evening, at the Baptist Church, and a large crowd was in attendance. An exceptionally good essay on ATemperance Principle@ was ready by Mrs. Emma Smith. Mrs. Smith=s essays, given from time to time at public gatherings, show her to be an essayist of no small ability. Capt. James McDermott made one of his usual good, sound addresses, after which the gentlemen were given an opportunity to become honorary members of the Woman=s Christian Temperance Union, by whom the meeting was conducted, and quite a number responded. The regular Baptist choir was present and added greatly to the enjoyment of the meeting.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

DIED. Martha Jackson, a colored woman about forty years of age, dropped dead at her home in the east part of the city on last Sunday morning. She came from the South about two years ago and has been making her home with the colored family of Andrew Shaw, assisting them in the laundry business. On Sunday morning she arose as usual and just after getting dressed, fell, and died immediately, not uttering a word after falling. She had made no complaints and was considered unusually robust and healthy. Doctors Emerson and Green made an examination and pronounced her death the result of paralysis of the heart.




Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

W. E. Steinhour returned last week from a year=s visit among Vermont friends. He comes home to Cowley more pleased than ever with her resources and productiveness. He says there is no state, east or west, like Kansas, and no county like Cowley. When he left Vermont there was snow on the ground and farmers were stabling and feeding their stock. Here farmers are yet putting up hay and we have just had the first frost of the season, and a very slight one at that.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Mr. John Kearns, eighty-two years of age, whose home is in the vicinity of New Salem, was before the Justice Tuesday on a charge of threatening to kill John Ingraham, a tenant. It seems that the lease had expired and the old gentleman, having no faith in the forms of law, urged John to retire with vigorous threats. He was put under bonds of $200 to keep the peace, but refused to give it, and was placed in custody of the sheriff.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Winfield has a family in which there are three young ladies who have all married brothers within the past few yearsCthe two families kind of doubling up into one, as it were. There still remains one young lady and gentleman in each family unmarried, and, things seem to be assuming shape for their joining together. This is indeed a rare and novel case. Both families have been residing in Winfield for the last ten years.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Rev. W. H. Rose, of Douglass, informs us that the public schools of that place have made a successful beginning under the superintendency of Miss Ella Kelly, of Winfield.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

MARRIED. Married October 11, 1883, at the residence of W. Darling, in Fairview Township, by Rev. W. H. Rose, Royal V. Cass and Emma M. Darling.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Rev. N. M. Longfellow, a Baptist minister from Lees Summit, Missouri, has been visiting in our city for a few weeks past.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

A ABread and Butter@ Outfit.

The Democratic campaign this fall from the start has been a triangular one: and each corner of this triangle rests on a loaf of bread, so to speak, with a roll of butter in the center. At one corner stands the Telegram, with its little mouth wide open and its tail feathers Aquivering in thin air.@ It is hungry nigh unto dissolution, and the case is a desperate one. At the next corner stands its main hope and stay, Mr. Gary. What matters it that he is a renegade Republican, a renegade Greenbacker, and will, if history repeats itself, be a renegade Democrat if he is treated as he has been by every other poltical party now in existence, namely, kicked out of office. It is the only chance it ever had, and around him clings a faint odor of public patronage which its sharpened appetite is eager to follow. At the other corner stands the Democratic nominee for commissioner. Upon him its longing gaze is occasionally turned with an expression which says: AIf both YEOW! YEOW!! If either, which? If neither, ___?___? In the cewnter is the fellow who is furnishing the butter for this delightful trio, and his name is Lynn. He carries the banner on which is emblazoned, AVote for the grand old principles of Democracy.@ His blood is thick and sluggish with the stagnant poison of Democracy, and the chickens go to roost whenever he crosses the border of a township. He furnishes the Asinews of war,@ and holds the Aold liners@ straight while Gary skirmishes for stragglers. He don=t need bread. He only wants the office as a kind of side issue to his dry-goods store.

This is a faithful picture of the present so-called democratic campaign, and it will be so recognized by every impartial voter. It rests upon no principle and fights for nothing but safe and easy access to the public treasury. The central figure is the candidate for Sheriff, Mr. Gary. For years, in another state, he was a republican, was elected to office on the republican ticket, ran again, was defeated, and immediately left the party for a place in the ranks of greenbackism, which was then carrying all before it in that state. He immediately became a candidate for office. If his ambitions were realized, we have not now the evidence at hand, but the fact that the decline of that party=s prestige found him in the Democratic ranks is proof that its power for satisfying his greed had waned, or its suffrages been refused. Next we find him in Cowley CountyCan office-holder in the third part of his adoptionCfilling the shoes of our murdered sheriff before the last clod had ceased to rattle above his coffin-lid; and placed there through an agency most humiliating. Under such circumstances one might have expected that at least the work mapped out by his efficient predecessor would be accomplished. But this work necessitated tireless energy, courage, and the exposure which a strict performance of duty in that responsible position always entails. It is needless to say that it was not done. The unfinished work was left where the master-hand had placed it, until one who thinks more of duty than of inclination is found to take it up. And this has been his record all through the term he is now serving. He is notified from Arkansas City that horses have been stolen and the thieves are traveling north. He happens to see a farmer on the street, tells him about it, and goes off to talk politics while the farmer goes out and brings in the property and thieves. But while the commissioners are in session allowing bills, his is the first presented and most energetically pressed.

Such democracy and such efficiency are not wanted in Cowley County, and he has gained nothing in removing from Iowa.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Don=t fail to hear Mrs. Helenb M. Gougar on Thursday and Friday evenings of this week. The grandest treat our citizens have ever had. Subjects: AImpartial Suffrage a National Necessity,@ and AHigh License from a Woman=s Standpoint.@ In order to pay expenses the tickets will be twenty-five cents, wit those for youth under fifteen at half price. She will lecture in the Baptist Church.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

MARRIED. John V. Crenshaw, formerly of Winfield, but now one of the proprietors of Philips House in Wellington, and Miss Mary Tipton were married in Wellington on last Tuesday evening. A reception was given and a gala time enjoyed. Both parties have many friends in Winfield who wish them a smooth journey and a happy life.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

For Sale: 400 acre farm, all tillable, 100 acres in good cultivation; 3 houses and stables; 4 inexhaustible wells; 3 acres bearing orchard. Is one of the best stock and grain farms in Cowley County, and a bargain. Price $3,200. Part on time. S. L. Gilbert, over P. O., Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Frank Barclay last week closed contracts with Mr. Sam Houck and H. W. Lewis, of Wichita, Kansas, to steam heat their residences with Dunning=s Low Pressure Magazine Boiler. This makes the twelfth Boiler Mr. Barclay has sold this fall in this state and Nebraska.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

An accident occurred on yesterday (Tuesday) evening at the elevator near the Santa Fe depot by which one of the men at work there got a deep and dangerous cut upon the elbow joint. The wound was dressed by Dr. Taylor.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

DIED. At the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. B. . Melick, Geuda Springs, Mrs. Charlotte W. Swayze, aged 84 years, mother of Mrs. Dr. Perry of this city. Her remains were taken to Illinois to rest beside her husband.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Dr. F. H. Bull last week sold his residence on east Ninth Avenue to Mrs. Ada Foose, recently from Australia, but a resident of Winfield in the early days. The Doctor will buy or build another residence immediately.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Taken up. A span of mares, one an iron gray and the other a bay, on last Tuesday. The same can be secured by calling on J. F. Saunders, east 12th Avenue, Winfield, and paying expenses.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Lovell H. Webb resigned his position as City Clerk Monday evening and Geo. H. Buckman was appointed in his place. Lovell retires on account of a pressure of other business.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

District Court is still in session, and engaged on civil cases, which are of little note to the general public. A large number of small cases have been adjusted.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Lumber of all kinds, timber, joists, scantling, lath and shingles, for sale by car-load at Chicago wholesale prices, with freight added. Smith Bros., Winfield.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

F. M. Freeland desires to inform the person who took a bed comfort from his house on Ninth Avenue to return the same at once. He is known.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

McGuire Bros. have received several car loads of apples, and are head over heels in business. They are doing a big business in the apple line.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Mr. Ela brought us in a sweet potato yesterday which weighed seven and a half pounds. It takes six and a half of them to make a bushel.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Pious Points.

Owing to Rev. Cairns= absence in Wichita attending the Baptist District Convention, no services were held in the Baptist Church last Sunday morning.

Winfield has six churches open on every Sunday and they are always well filled, which speaks highly for the morality and intelligence of our citizens.

Services were dispensed with at the other churches Sunday evening to give all an opportunity to attend the Temperance meeting at the Baptist Church.

Among the many moral agencies of our city none are proving more beneficial than the weekly Young Peoples= meetings in the Methodist Church on Thursday evenings under the leadership of Mr. S. S. Holloway.

The Episcopal Sunday School is becoming very popular, and much interest is manifested by the members. Winfield has an immense number of regular Sunday school attendants: about eight hundred in the aggregate.

On November 2nd the Baptist State Convention meets in Winfield, and several hundred ministers and delegates from all parts of the state will be in attendance. Extensive preparations will be made for their entertainment.

A very pleasant and profitable festival was given by the Methodist Church in North Fairview Thursday evening, the 11th inst. The proceeds were about seventy dollars, which will be applied to the purchase of an organ for the church and Sunday School.

The Christian Church building, on corner of Eighth Avenue and Millington Street, is nearly completed and will soon be furnished and ready for religious chimes. The Christians have shown much enterprise and taste in the erection of this beautiful building.

Rev. Kirkwood=s sermon on last Sunday morning at the Presbyterian Church was on the practical work and duties of christians. It was the finest exposition of the subject we have heard, and pointed out many plain truths for the appropriation of the audience. Mr. Kirkwood starts to Ohio next Monday for his family.

The Walnut Valley Baptist Association met with the Baptist Church in Wichita on October 12th. An excellent opening sermon was preached by Rev. G. H. Churchill, of Leon. The Assocation was organized by the re-election of Rev. J. Cairns, of this city, moderator, and Rev. W. H. Harper, of Wichita, clerk and treasurer. Letters from the churches showed larger additions during the past year than ever before. The whole session was characterized by the presence of the Master. Four new churches were received, and the prospect for the future is most encouraging. The congregations were large, and the greatest harmony prevailed throughout the meetings. The next session will be held at Florence in October, 1884.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Gas Works.

On Monday evening the Council closed a contract with Col. Whiting to light the city with gas, agreeing to take light for sixty posts at an annual rental of thirty dollars each, with provisions for extending the mains as the growth of the city demands. This contract insures the speedy erection of the works and means another step in the public improvement of our city. The lighting of the streets, stores, and residences with gas will add much to the beauty of the city and the convenience of its citizens. The location of gas mains was fixed as follows: On Main street from 6th to 12th; on 8th east to Andrews; on 9th east to Andrews; on 10th east to Andrews; on 11th east to Andrews; 12th east to Loomis; on 8th west to Mansfield; on 9th west to Walton; on 10th west to Mansfield; on Manning from 10th south to 12th; on Mansfield from 9th south to 12th; on Menor from 10th south to 12th; on Stewart from 9th south to 11th. This plat takes in the thickly settled portions of the city and makes between three and four miles of mains. The location of the gas posts will give rows of lights both ways on the streets upon which the mains are laid, with two for each street crossing on Main street and near the churches.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Division of the City School District.

It was decided by the Board of Education of the city of Winfield at their last meeting that the boundary line dividing the city school district as to the first primary and the first and second intermediate departments be as follows.

Commencing at the north end of Millington Street and run south (including both sides of said street) to Eleventh Avenue, thence east along the south side of Eleventh Street to Fuller Street, thence south along the west side of Fuller Street to the south line of the district. All pupils that are in the above named departments living east of the line designated are to attend the east ward school, and those living west of this line to attend the west ward school.

The action of the Board as above indicated was necessitated from the crowded condition of the above named departments. As will be seen by reference to the monthly report in anoyther column, the First Primary and the First Intermediate departments in the East ward were full to overflowing, and in justice to the teacher and pupils it was decided to make the transfer specified in the above resolution.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

A Sell Out.

S. G. Gary, together with a self-styled Greenbacker who claims to carry the votes of that element in the hollow of his hand, are arranging to sell out the Greenback votes, body and breeches, to Mr. Gary. The plan is to force Mr. Teter and Mr. Stephens off and turn the votes over to Gary and the Democratic nominee for Commissioner in the 3rd district. From our knowledge of Messrs. Teter and Stephens, we are afraid the leader of Greenbacksim and peddler of Greenback-votes-in-a-lump will not be able to deliver.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

An Explosion.

Rev. D. Thomas= parlor cook stove exploded last Thursday morning, throwing over a coal oil lamp and setting the whole room on fire. He had just started a fire in it, put in some meat, closed it up tight, and gone out. There were a number of cartridges on a shelf which were ignited and went off, making the neighbors think a small battle was raging in that vicinity. The damage will be upwards of fifty dollars.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Bids Wanted.

Plans and specifications may be seen at the Winfield Bank for a house to be erected in the country. Contract will be let at once.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Prairie Home Productions.

Mr. Baker, July is the month to put up hay. You had better not waste time with that grass now.

I wonder what ails Mr. Stevens that he should be mowing wheat as late as the 10th of October.

J. Shields is digging his late potatoes and getting ready for winter. He is contemplating a trip east for apples soon.

Rumor says Rev. Brown tendered his resignation to his church here last Sabbath, and it was accepted. Mr. Brown is a good preacher.

Louis and Robert Rising are going to Missouri to see an uncle, after corn gathering is over. From there they will return to their former home in Illinois.

Some of the friends had the pleasure of a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Rounds on the 6th. They were among the invited ones to the picnic. I hope there were no more disappointments.

Dr. Rising and wife have gone to Missouri on a visit to relatives, and to obtain a season of rest and recreation from arduous duties incumbent upon farm life, while Minnie is left to solve the problem of housekeeping.

J. W. Laffoon is not the man to keep behind the times and fashions, and he has lately demonstrated the fact by purchasing a fine double seated covered buggy. O, how could we ever endure to ride in a lumber wagon again.

Hawks are troubling the chickens so much they can hardly find time to pick up a bug; the consequence is they are losing flesh and courage every day. I should think when young rabbits are so plenty they might let the chicks alone.

Olivia, how much territory does New Salem include? Do you wish to purchase any more? We are offering all our right and title at a great bargain. As we have a large family and rather meager income, we shall soon be compelled to seek more remunerative employment. Please give us a call.

Grange meetings are on the programme again, but this time will be held in the new schoolhouse, Worthy Master J. J. Johnson presiding. Grangers, awaken! Renew your strength and accomplish all you used to think you could if the railroad was only here. There is a good chance now to exhibit your business qualifications to the world.

Everybody please come to Sabbath school next Sabbath and assist in the good work. Don=t let trifles keep you away. Our school though so small last Sabbath was enlivened and encouraged by the presence of Rev. Mr. Sheidler of Dexter. The following list of officers have been elected for the ensuing quarter: Supt., D. M. Moffet; Asst., A. Tinsman; Sec., Lydia Gardner; Asst. Sec., Lizzie Lawson; Chorister, D. W. Ramage; Asst. Chorister, C. Tiller [? FIRST LETTER OBSCURED...COULD BE MILLER, SILLER, ???]; Treasurer, J. Conrad. C. H.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

I am going to Kansas City and will close out my entire stock of goods, cases, shelving, counters, teams, wagons, and land for cash or No. 1 short time paper at such prices that you can=t help buying.


Three doors North of Lynn=s.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.


Manwell cheese at Wallis & Wallis.

Best N. Y. Buckwheat Flour in bulk at Wallis & Wallis.

Hereafter I will purchase Poultry by the pound. Bring in your poultry. J. P. Baden.

Call at Berkey=s for new furniture and stovs, house furnishing goods. South Main Street.

H. L. Bair is introducing the finest picture you ever saw. The melanotype, it is lifelike, durable, and cheap.

The Plano Binder took the blue ribbon at the Cowley County Fair. It now stands in front of W. A. Lee=s Implement House.

For sale. Any person wishing to buy a cheap piano will do well to call on W. H. Turner at his office, 2nd door west of 9th Ave. Hotel. Only been in use a short time. Payments to suit purchaser.

For sale. At Berkeys, South Main street, you will find a No. 1 organ, second hand, 2 large coal or wood heaters, suitable for schoolhouse or church. They are nearly new and will sell at a bargain.

Wanted. A large two or three year old filly, Clyde or Norman stock; also some choice two year old heifers and 20 feeding steers. Parties having such animals for sale, please address F. H. H. Williams, Winfield.

Lost. A black sow and six pigs strayed from my pen in Pleasant Valley Township, 3-1/2 miles south of Winfield on the Arkansas City road, about three weeks ago. Any person giving information where they may be found, will be suitably rewarded. W. C. McDonald.