Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.



Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


1. Ed. Pate, Silver Creek Township, candidate for District Clerk.

2. Albert P. Johnson, candidate for County Attorney.

3. W. E. Tansey, Vernon Township, candidate for District Clerk.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

County Commissioner.

We have heard it stated that Capt. S. C. Smith would refuse a nomination for County Commissioner for a second term. We now state authoritatively that such is not the truth. He will not solicit the Republican nomination, will not ask anyone to support him, and if the convention should see fit to tender him its nomination he will accept, and, as a matter of course will be re-elected and continue to be one of the best County Commissioners Cowley County ever had. We believe his course in that office has met with universal approbation by his clear business judgment displayed on every occasion, his firmness in the right, and his earnest work for the best interests of the county in which he has expended his time without stint and with very little remuneration. It is customary to endorse a good officer by giving him a second term and it is the only way that such approval can be substantially expressed. A failure to compliment such a one with a re-nomination is an expression of disapproval. It is only human that such an officer should desire some expression of approval such as a re-nomination would be, and we therefore assume that Capt. Smith would appreciate such a demonstration.

During his present term, his pay under the law has been limited to the merest pittance. Now, from next January the pay will be increased enough to made it an object financially for a man with moderate views as to salary to hold the office, and it is but just that he should be given one term with reasonable pay after serving one term without it, and it is not the square thing to change to a new man the moment that it pays.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Shooting at Caldwell.

Oscar Halsom and Mr. Barfoot shot City Marshal Raynor and his deputy, of Hunnewell, on the 13th. The cause of the shooting was an old feud between Barfoot and the marshal. Raynor was shot in the leg, and his deputy in the neck. The latter may die. Particulars cannot be learned this early.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

We find in a biographical sketch of Gov. St. John, published in the Eastern papers, the following statements, which are new in these parts.

AWhen 12 years old John ran away from his father=s domain, a little island in the White River. At 19 he was married, but found himself a widower at 20. He was one of the rough-and-tumble pioneers of the California gold diggings. Once he was chased by Indians for two days, running barefooted over interminable fields of ice. Starting for South America, he was wrecked among the Sandwich Islands without money or clothing.@


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A severe shock of earthquake was felt at 2 o=clock Sunday, the 10th, in New York City and vicinity. No damage was done, but buildings were shaken and the public greatly alarmed. The vibration and rumbling lasted from one to two minutes. The shock extended to Boston, and was slightly felt in Maine, to the northeast, and as far southwest as Philadelphia and Baltimore. It was the first earthquake shock in Philadelphia since 1817.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


Next Term opens September 3rd. All the regular College Courses in addition to a thorough Preparatory Department. Special facilities for the study of French and German. Expenses moderate. Experienced teachers in each department.

For further information address the President.



Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


I, Jeremiah Murray, living in Liberty Township, Cowley County, Kansas, do testify that I and my sons drilled in with a McCherry drill, and a Smith Roller attachment, attached to said drill, during September and October, of last year, about 130 acres of wheat. We averaged a little less than 3/4 bushels of seed to the acre. I am fully satisfied that said wheat will average from five to ten bushels more per acre on account of using said attachment. I esteem it very valuable to all wheat raisers. Given under my hand this 28th day of July A. D. 1884. JEREMIAH MURRAY.

Add five bushels and ten bushels together and then divide that amount by two, thus 5 + 10 = 15-2-7 2 bushels which makes Murray=s true average of increase as he testifies. Now multiply 130 by 7 2 thus, 130 x 7 2 = 975 bushels of an increase. Add to the 975 bushels the saving of 1/4 to 2 bushels to the acre, say 1/4 bushels to the acre, amounts to 33 2 bushels, and it makes the total increase on the 130 acres of 1007 2 bushels of wheat, which at 50 cents a bushel makes a gain to Murray and sons of $503.75 for the use of Roller Attachment sold them by S. S. Holloway.

My use of the Smith Roller Attachment to wheat drills has fully satisfied me that it is very valuable for all wheat growers. I estimate my increase to be five bushels to the acre on about thirty acres, on account of using said attachment. DANIEL DRESSLER.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


I am here to stay, and in a few days will open the best selected and most complete stock of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, AND LADIES= AND GENT=S FURNISHING GOODS ever shown in Cowley County. My stock is direct from the New York market and am able to sell FIRST-CLASS GOODS! at LOWER PRICES than ever before known. I cordially invite you to call and see for yourselves.



Two doors South of Hoosier Grocery.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.



Now has his immense business all under one roof


The wonderful bargains he has been giving during the past few weeks will still continue, and should be embraced by every man, woman, and child in Cowley County.




Are emblazoned on the wall of

J. P. Baden=s AHeadquarters,@ Never to be removed.

EVERY CITIZEN OF COWLEY COUNTY should step in and look through the Largest Mercantile Establishment in Southern Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The Winfield Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 60 cents. Some has sold at 62, but the ruling price is 60. Corn brings 30 cents. Hogs $4.50. Oats 20 cents.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


A good span of large work horses for sale. W. A. LEE.

Dr. T. B. Taylor has been very sick for the past two weeks, but is now slowly recovering.

E. H. Nixon left Sunday afternoon for a visit to his parents in Iowa. He will be absent several weeks.

ADoes Prohibition Prohibit?@ will be the theme of Rev. Graham=s discourse next Sabbath morning at New Salem.

Miss Hattie Thornton, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, is visiting with her Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks.

Richie Mansfield came in Monday. He and Harold will start a drug store at the new town of Attica, in Harper County.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


The late rains came in time to help the late corn to a great extent, but the early corn is too far along for it to do much good.

A private letter from Spring Creek Township says they had the biggest rain and hail storm Monday they have had in ten years.

There has been an unusual amount of sickness in the community during the past few weeks, attended with greater mortality than ever before.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A. B. Lemmon, of the Newton Republican, came down Monday to get some points on our fair grounds. He is the Secretary of the Harvey County Fair.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

MARRIED. Married, at the Baptist parsonage in Winfield, August 13th, 1884, by Rev. J. Cairns, B. C. Way and Miss N. S. Pratt, all of Douglass, Butler County, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Johnson were called upon Sunday evening to part with their youngest, a bright baby several months old. It was sick but a short time.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Messrs. Horace McComb and Lute Combs, accompanied by Misses Minnie and Kittie Baugh, came up from the Terminus Saturday and Atook in@ the rink Saturday night.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Sheriff McIntire has a small army confined in the jail at present. There are fourteen all told inside and on Monday, the yard was full in addition. They are all in for small offenses.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Quite a pleasant social party was given by Mrs. A. D. Hendricks at her residence on 11th Avenue to eight or ten couples of the young people in honor of Miss Hattie Thornton, of Pleasant Hill.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Miss Clara Brass, who has been spending several weeks with her sister, Mrs. Kretsinger, left Tuesday for Medicine Lodge. Lamar Kretsinger accompanied her. She will probably return and spend the winter here.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The Olds House is again opened for boarders. This popular and pleasant house has been thoroughly overhauled and will be kept up to the highest standard. Mrs. Brown, a lady from Lansing, Michigan, is the proprietor.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The fall term of the Kindergarten will open Sept. 1st. Those wishing to enter their children will please do so before that time. Tuition three dollars per month for single pupils, five dollars when there are two from the same family.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Cowley County has one of the best and most active sheriffs to be found in the state. His action in suppressing the whiskey dens at Arkansas City wins for him many laurels. We hope he will continue in the good work. Cambridge News.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Mrs. Sim Moore, of Burden, is suffering very severely with her hand. Some time last week she went to the barn to fix an animal that was loose and got her thumb caught in the rope, tearing the flesh badly. Sunday the hand and arm began to swell and pain terribly and Monday a man came down for Doctor Emerson to amputate the hand. Her sufferings were excruciating.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A young boy by the name of Jones was brought from Maple City last week. He is a son of the man who used to keep groceries in the old Tony Boyle building. The father got to drinking ran away, and left the boy to shift for himself. He became rather reckless and will now be placed in the reform school. He calls himself Lindsay Gillespie and repudiates his father=s name for that of his mother, on the ground that his father is a rascal.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

DIED. We were very much surprised on Friday to learn of the death of Mr. D. P. Herndon, which occurred at his home in this city Thursday evening. On the Monday proceeding we had seen him on the street as strong and hearty as ever. He was taken Tuesday morning with inflammation of the bowels and in thirty-six hours was a corpse. He came here in February last from Kentucky and went to work at his trade, that of a stone mason. He was an excellent workman, honest, industrious, and soon won the confidence of all with whom he came in contact. Although but thirty-eight years of age, he served through the war as a gallant Kentucky union soldier, in Co. H, 40th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He leaves a wife and brother, John. The funeral was attended by the fire companies in uniform and the hearse was escorted by Winfield Post G. A. R., bearing arms reversed. Many friends of the family were also present.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The State Historical Society has accepted an invitation to cooperate with the Kansas Old Settlers= Association in a celebration at Bismarck Grove, Lawrence, of the 13th anniversary of the settlement of Kansas. The celebration will take place on September 3rd, 1884. Hon. P. F. Baker, President of the Historical society, will deliver an address on the subject of AThe Uses and Value of Historical Societies.@ The meeting is intended to be a general gathering of the early settlers of Kansas, and of all interested in the stirring events of the period of early settlement. The Kansas Territorial ex-Governors, Denver and Stanton, Gen. John A. Logan, and others from abroad, have accepted invitations to be present.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Messrs. A. Ray and W. W. Andrews have both favored the writer with liberal donations of choice fruit from their orchards this week. Mr. Ray brought a lot of splendid apples very large, finely formed, and as fine-flavored as a Belle Flower. He is not acquainted with the variety, and it seems to stump even such well-informed horticulturalists as Mr. Hogue. Mr. Andrews brought a collection of peaches which we have never seen surpassed in any country, either in size, beauty, or flavor. The specimens are highly appreciated, not only as indicating the wonderful adaptation of our county for fruit raising, but as a delicacy that is most palatable and refreshing.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Sunday afternoon Sheriff McIntire captured one R. H. Black, an agent for an Ottawa nursery, at Cambridge, with a woman named O=Harra, of Arkansas City. The fruit-tree man had met the woman at the Central Hotel, where he boarded, and induced her to leave her husband and go with him, whereupon the forsaken husband became wroth and got the Sheriff to assist him in brining the destroyer of his domestic concerns to justice. The fellow was egged by the citizens of Cambridge as he was being taken to the train. The woman didn=t even have the excuse of Aa handsomer man@ as the fruit-tree agent was not above par in personal appearance.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Last Wednesday evening, the authorities of Hunnewell telephoned to Sheriff E. F. Henderson for assistance, stating that the town was full of cowboys, who were making their brags about what they proposed to do shortly. The calls for help were repeated and finally arrangements were made for a special train down. Sheriff Henderson arrived in Hunnewell about one o=clock with about twenty-five armed men; but everything was quiet, the cowboys having left shortly before without doing any particular devilment. Wellington Press.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Hendricks & Wilson had a wonderful display in their window Saturday evening. It was made up of gas jets in every conceivable kind of burner and globes. The burners were arranged by Gus Goegel, their gas fitter, who can carry a gas pipe where any person can carry a tow string. There were over a dozen of the jets running and they attracted much attention. He will soon have the firm name set forth in letters of light in front of the store by means of a pipe made of perforated gas pipe neatly joined into letters. Gus is a genius and understands the plumbing business clear through.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Just as we go to press, a report comes to us that Joab Smith, of Oxford Township, fell off a stalk of corn yesterday and broke his leg. He was climbing up to see whether his corn would do for roasting ears. Wellington Press.

We want to call the attention of Harry Lester of Beaver, and S. C. Cunningham of Ninnescah, to the above statement made by the Editor of the Press, in his moments of calm, cool, and deliberate judgment. We therefore rest our past statements of the corn crop on the above from Sumner County.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Mr. I. Winters left in our office this week a stalk of the famous Johnson grass, which stands over seven feet, and would do very well for a fishing pole. When thickly sown, this grass grows slender and about four feet tall, yields two crops per year, is hardy and not hurt by dry weather. Mr. Winters has great faith in the grass, and says he is going to raise a crop of it next year right on top of the hill north of the schoolhouse. Cambridge News.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

DIED. Mr. Elbert Bliss received a dispatch Monday morning announcing the death, in New York, of B. C. Clark of Leavenworth. Mr. Clark was the senior member of the large wholesale queensware establishment of B. C. Clark & Co., with whom Mr. Bliss has been connected for the last few years. Mr. Clark was a noble and enterprising businessman and his loss will be deeply felt.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Things on the fair grounds are assuming a lively air. Superintendent Kretsinger is erecting an additional amphitheater, fencing the inside of the speed ring, putting up forty new stallion stalls and a hennery, and clean everything up in readiness for the biggest fair ever held in Southern Kansas. It begins four weeks from next TuesdayCSeptember 23rd.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Squire Callison was up Thursday from the Grouse Valley farm for the first time in four months. He brought with him some splendid specimens of fruit from his orchard for the COURIER=s collectionCapples as large as coffee-cups and peaches large, ripe, and luscious. The Squire has one of the best ten-year-old orchards in the county.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A few of the faithful Democrats met in conclave last Saturday and elected as delegates to the state convention C. G. Thompson, D. Cole, R. Hite, E. Harned, T. McIntire, S. L. Gilbert, and Dr. Vawter. They meet in Topeka today (Wednesday) to re-nominate G. W. Glick.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Our peach crop is something to be proud of this year. Mr. D. Robertson brought us in a twig from one of his peach trees Thursday. It was sixteen inches long and bore fifty peaches. They were seedlings, but as thick as hair on a dog=s back. The branch is here on exhibition.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Under Sheriff Rarick brought Earnest Kimmell and Frank Hillmore up from Arkansas City Monday for Aholding up@ one McComber, the evening before, near the bridge, and relieving him of eighty dollars. This addition to the occupants of the jail makes it about as full as sardines in a book. [?not sure of last word?]


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Elder Thomas is erecting a fine residence east of the reservoir. It is two stories and a basement, thoroughly ventilated and arranged, and will be one of the best and most convenient residence in the east part of the city. Mr. Laycock is engineering the mechanical part of it.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

DIED. Last Sunday also witnessed the death of Roy Jackson, the beautiful babe of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Brown, of Beaver Township. The funeral services were held on Monday, Rev. P. B. Lee officiating. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The Second Quarterly meeting for the United Brethren Church in this city, will be held the coming Saturday and Sabbath. The Presiding Elder, Rev. P. B. Lee, will conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all friends to be with us. J. H. Snyder, Pastor.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Mr. G. L. Sherrard has sold his half interest in the Woven Fence Factory to Henry Zimmerman, and will retire from the firm. All accounts must be paid immediately to Geo. Robertson at the shop.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Wanted by a first class Baker, a situation. Understands baking on all branches, understands ornamenting, and all branches of cake cooking. Direct to C. R. Fee, Parsons, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Wm. Hayden brought in a number of his AMay-flower@ tomatoes to the Horticultural meeting Saturday. They were the finest thing in the tomato line we have ever seen.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The famous Georgia Minstrels have made an engagement here for Thursday evening, the 28th. It is one of the best minstrel troupes on the road.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Miss Sue Conway of Muscatine, Iowa, is visiting with Mrs. John Smedley. She will probably remain during the winter.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The Juvenile Band will play at the rink Thursday instead of Saturday evening hereafter.

The skating rink is getting to be a very popular resort.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Winfield Primary Election.

The Republican primaries of Winfield to elect delegates to the county and district conventions were held in both wards on last Friday, August 15th, from 3 to 7 o=clock, p.m.

The principle contest and interest was centered in the office of county attorney between Henry E. Asp and A. P. Johnson, candidates. The voting for delegates was by ballot, each ballot containing the choice of the voter for the several offices to be filled, by way of instructions to delegates, as well as the names of the delegates voted for. Two tickets were in the field: the one known as the Asp ticket and the other as the Johnson ticket.

The result was:

First Ward: Asp, 189; Johnson, 70.

Second Ward: Asp, 137; Johnson 58.

Totals: Asp, 326. Johnson, 128.

The delegates elected are:

First ward: J. C. Long, M. G. Troup, Frank W. Finch, T. R. Bryan, Albert McNeal, W. J. Wilson, and J. T. Hackney.

Second ward: G. H. Buckman, M. B. Shields, T. B. Myers, Wm. Whiting, J. L. M. Hill, and Spencer Miner.

The delegates are instructed to support Henry E. Asp for county attorney; E. S. Bedilion for clerk of the district court; H. D. Gans for probate judge; A. H. Limerick for Superintendent of public instruction; Frank S. Jennings for state senator; and Ed. P. Greer for representative.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Our Horticultural Society.

The display of fruit at the meeting of the Cowley County Horticultural Society held in the COURIER editorial room last Saturday was magnificent beyond our powers of description. Apples were brought that were all but perfect in every way, grapes of every variety, peaches as fine as ever produced in any state, and garden vegetables the equal of any. The discussion on the various topics of planting, pruning, grafting, and training, with the result of different methods before them was most interesting and valuable to those who were so fortunate as to be present. The growth of the society has been gratifying to the COURIER, not alone for the good it is accomplishing, but as a compliment to President Jas. F. Martin, Messrs. Nixon, Mentch, Short, Cairns, Robertson, Hogue, Maxwell, and the few other faithful and enthusiastic members of the Society who have stood by it in all the struggles and trials of its infancy. They have persisted in the work until today it is fast becoming a power for the dissemination of practical knowledge that will result in much good in Cowley in a most material way. To all persons interested in fruit growing we say come out and attend these meetings and our word for it will be abundantly repaid.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


For the purpose of taking observations last Sunday night, Marshal Cleveland approached somewhat nearer the sacred threshold of Lipscomb=s paintico-liquor shop than was pleasing to the mind of the dignified proprietor, who sallied out to expostulate the officer on the impropriety of instituting such rigid censorship over a harmless paintshop. Wrathful words soon brought on a serious conflict between the wielder of the mace and the manipulator of the brush and beer mug. The marshal avers that Lipscomb assaulted him and when he attempted to arrest him, resisted with violence, while Lipscomb claims that Cleveland was the assaulting party and he only used sufficient force to defend his precious body from the blows of the marshal. At any rate a rough and tumble fight ensued involving the marshal and officer Forsyth and the artist aforesaid. It is said that the officer got the better of the battle, but Lipscomb escaped capture. On Monday Lipscomb was tried for assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, but the evidence did not satisfy the police judge that a case was made and he was acquitted. Lipscomb then filed a complaint against the marshal and his deputy for assault and battery, the case being tried yesterday before Justice Caldwell and a jury. The jury, after deliberating on the case overnight, were unable to agree, and were discharged. All is quiet at the paint shop at this writing and the liquor traffic flourishes thereabouts. The authorities should break up this dive if it requires all the able bodied men in town to do it. Since David carried on a similar ranche on Lincoln avenue, there has not been so stubborn a case in the city. Wellingtonian.

Lipscomb is well known here and was at one time a respectable and industrious painter.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Visitors from Lawrence.

Last week our city was visited by Paul R. Brooks, and Alexander Shaw, of the Lawrence council, and Messrs. Wm. Draper, J. C. Walton, and John Walton, county commissioners. The last named is a brother of our commissioner Walton. They were examining our Water Works system and stone quarries. One of the Walton=s is a contractor and has been using Junction City stone. He much prefers our stone and will make an effort to use it. The gentlemen all expressed themselves as highly pleased with our city and its prospects.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

MARRIED. Married on Thursday evening, August 14th, 1884, at the residence of the bride=s father, Hon. J. J. Johnson of New Salem, Miss Allie Johnson and Dr. L. S. Downs. The bride is one of Cowley=s best known ladies, handsome and accomplished, and passes a large circle of admirers in this city. Dr. Downs is one of our rising young professional men and the union is a most happy and auspicious one. The best wishes of the COURIER and many friends of the contracting parties in Winfield go with them.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


The township primaries so far as heard from indicate the nomination of Mr. Asp for county attorney by a large majority. The contest for District Clerk is about evenly divided between Messrs. Pate, Bedilion, and Tansey.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Ice Cream Festival

There will be an ice cream festival on Thursday night, Aug. 28th, in the Walnut Valley Presbyterian Church, ten miles north of Winfield. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

DIED. It was with feelings of great sorrow that we learned on Monday of the death of Joseph Vermilye, which occurred at Magnolia Farm Sunday night. He was one of Cowley=s brightest and best citizens, possessing many qualities of mind and heart, endearing him to relatives and friends. He was unmarried and in the prime of life. His death occurred after an illness of two weeks with Malarial fever. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends from Winfield, and by Mr. Williams, who came down from Frank Wichita. He was thirty-four years of age, and a graduate of both the literary and law departments of Columbia College. In intelligence and moral worth he had few superiors, and Cowley loses in him one of her most promising sons.

[Frank Wichita??? That is what paper had???]


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The roller skating rink is getting to be quite an attractive place, and not like most rinks with boisterous crowds and rowdies, but the highest class of society attend. It is now only opened three evenings in the week, the Juvenile Band playing on Thursday evenings. They have just received fifty new pair of skates, which makes them about 200 pairs, and on Tuesday evening every skate was out. Mr. Stull, the manager, understands his business and will make a grand success of the rink.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Mr. Sam Kleeman, late of Shelbyville, Illinois, is making arrangements to open a new dry goods store in the room next to Brotherton & Silvers seed store. Mr. Kleeman is a bright, energetic young man, and will make things go in his line. He comes among us with the highest recommendations.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Rev. J. Cairns, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Mary Cairns, and Miss Rose Rounds, left Wednesday for Colfax, Washington Territory, where they will remain for about five months for their health. May their trip be a pleasant one.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The Southwestern Land office, Harris & Clark, proprietors, have commenced on their fall sales and have sold in the last few days about $15,000 worth of real estate, including farm and city property.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A Temperance Meeting will be held next Sabbath night in the Rock Valley Schoolhouse, two miles east of Rock post office. All the people of the vicinity are cordially invited.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Still the fruit comes in. This time it is a lot of peaches from the orchard of Mr. Wm. H. Counts of Beaver Township. One of them is ten inches in circumference.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Mrs. F. H. Crosby, of K. C., Mrs. T. L. Vamer, of Lyndin, Osage County, and Miss Dollie Holmes, of Rock, are visiting Mrs. Clif [?? Word messed up] Levitt this week.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Miss Flora Sherburn of Oxford and Miss Edinston of Wellington are visiting in the city for a few days, the guests of Miss Lena Walroth.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Charles Fuller lost his new umbrella, Monday. The finder will receive thanks by leaving the same at the Winfield Bank.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Dr. W. R. Davis came in Monday. He looks hearty and is dressed up like a New York fashion plate.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Wanted. A situation as housekeeper in a private family. Inquire at Constants Boarding House.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Highway Robbery.

A bold attempt at highway robbery was made last Wednesday night just east of Silver Creek, on the Dexter road. A traveler with his wagon and family had sold fifteen head of cattle at Cedarvale, which brought him quite a sum of money. He deposited it in the bank at that place and passed on until he camped on Silver Creek. In the evening two men rode up, commanded him to hold up his hands at the same time covering him with revolvers, and demanding his money. He gave them all he had, about $9.65, and the rode off much disappointed. They had evidently seen his sale at Cedarvale and followed him. We re indebted to C. W. Frith for the above facts.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The teachers.

The following is a list of teachers granted certificates at the late examination.

Hattie Andrews, D. T. Armstrong, Mahlon Arnett, W. D. Askin, Anna F. Barnes, Laura C. Barnes, Fannie Ballard, Thornton Baker, Cora [?E.?] Beach, Hettie M. Brown, T. W. Bowles, Mary L. Berkey, Jennie Bringle, Lizzie Burden, Belle Bartgis, J. C. Bradshaw, Dido M. Carlisle, Villa Combs, Mollie Coonrod, Ivy Crain, Wm. Clover, F. E. Craven, Myron Cronk, A. R. Carroll, Amy Chapin, Mannie Crum, C. A. Daughtery, Hattie Daniels, A. O. Elliott, H. A. Erheart, Rosa A. Frederick, S. J. Gilbert, Lizzie Gilbert, Anna Hansbrough, Belle Hansbrough, Lida Howard, Allie Harden, F. E. Hongley, R. B. Hunter, James N. Harris, Ella Hunt, Fannie Himelick, Maggie Herpich, Ora Irwin, Sade Jesserand, W. E. Ketchem, Ella R. King, Ella Kempton, Anna Kuhn, Ida Kuhn, Viola Krow, Zoe Kephart, Lizzie Lawson, Matie M. Linn, Emma Lycan, W. H. Lucas, Joseph Moore, C. H. Messenger, Mary E. Miller, Fannie McKinlay, Mary R. Manser, Erma La McKee, H. G. Norton, Eva B. Preston, Sadie E. Pickering, S. E. Pollock, Belle Page, Carrie Plunket, Anna Primrose, Grace Powers, Josie Pixley, Cyrus Perkins, Amy Robertson, Anna Robertson, Mary Randall, Ed. G. Robertson, T. L. Shaffer, Jno. Stevenson, Olive Stubblefield, Jno. R. Smith, Maggie Seabridge, Minnie Sumpter, Maggie Stansbury, Fannie Saunders, Cora Shreves, Eliza Taylor, Minnie Turner, Haidee Trezise, W. C. Tidd, Millie Taylor, Hattie Utley, Horace Vaughan, Lottie Wilkins, Allie Wheeler, Lizzie Wilson, J. W. Warren, Lotta Wolfe, Charles Walch, Viola Winters, H. S. Wallace.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Special Meeting Horticultural Society.

August 16th, 1884.

Society called to order by President. Minutes of lat meeting read and accepted. President appointed Messrs. Gillett and Secretary committee on fruit exhibition. Discussion by Messrs. Adams, DeTurk, and Martin on the prolongation of the grape and training. Mr. DeTurk would train low on the trellis.

Communication from State Secretary read and passed.

Posts 25 feet apart No. 8 wire below and No. 12 above, vines 15 feet apart.

Mr. Cunningham set grape posts 12 feet apart, well braced.

Mr. Thirsk preferred corn shucks for bud bindingCconcurred in by Messrs. Martin, DeTurk, et al.

J. P. Short, Esq., appointed committee on part of Society to preserve specimens of fruit for state committee. All members and all others requested to leave specimens at meeting of Society on first Saturday in September.

Mr. Jno. Richards stated that his quince were fullChe threw strong brine over his trees several times during the summer. He used soft soap and lime three times and used whitewash two times during the summer.

Fruit notes taken from display on table of Society aug. 16th, 1884.

A. DeTurk shows very fine specimen of Delaware grapes; regards it as one of the most desirable varieties to grow in this locality. Mr. DeTurk also exhibits very fine bunches of Elvira Diana, Norton=s Virginia, and another, probably Dracut Amber, also Early Washington.

Mr. Cunningham exhibits specimens of grapes resembling Concord and fine bunches of Amber, probably Dracut.

P. B. Lee shows specimen of apples very fine, but erroneously marked Talman Sweet.

W. D. Roberts exhibited Maiden Blush apple and Martha grape.

M. B. Rhodes exhibits very fine early Crawford peach.

T. R. Bryan fine Maiden Blush apple, Crawford Peach, Northern Muscadine, and extra Concord grape.

Mr. Broadwell shows fine specimen of cooking apple resembling Keswick Codling.

President Martin exhibits cling peach, unable to name.

Wm. Hayden has on the table fine specimens of tomatoes of the May Flower and Livingston varieties.

Report of committee on fruit on exhibition on table, as follows:

Wm. Hayden, also Crookneck Patty pun and gem. Several other fine specimens were shown, the names of the exhibitors were not given us; among these, is a limb bearing 32 fine peaches.


Society adjourned to meet first Saturday in September.

J. NIXON, Secretary. J. F. MARTIN, President.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The Greenbackers.

Proceeding of the Greenbackers Delegate convention which met in Winfield, Aug. 16th, 1884. Meeting called to order by Mr. Wallis.

On motion F. W. Schwantes was elected chairman and W. C. Briant was chosen Secretary. On motion the following named members were elected delegates to District convention which meets at Independence Aug. 21st, 1884. J. J. Johnson, F. W. Schwantes, C. C. Kronk, N. H. Brown, and W. C. Briant. On motion, R. C. Stevens, Mr. Wallis, W. A. Tipton, L. Walton, and J. A. McCullen were elected delegates to State convention at Topeka, Kansas, August 27th, 1884. Moved that we invite the Independent voters of Cowley County to meet in mass convention at Winfield Saturday, September 20th, 1884, to nominate a county ticket.

On Motion, the Secretary be instructed to send proceedings to County Papers with request to publish. On motion, adjourned.

W. C. BRIANT, Secretary. F. W. SCHWANTES, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Ministerial Association and Church Dedication.

We have just published a program of the Ministerial Association of the Winfield District of the U. B. Church, which will be held five miles south of Oxford, Sumner County, commencing the evening of August 28th and embracing the Sabbath following. On Sabbath the new church, in which the Association meets, will be dedicated, Rev. J. H. Snyder, of our city, officiating. A good time is anticipated.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

The wife and sisters of D. P. Herndon, desire to thank the members of the G. A. R. and the Fire Companies and Citizens of this City, for the kindness they were shown during our brother=s sickness and we would especially thank the members of the G. A. R. and Fire Companies of this city, for taking part in the burial. P. Henderson was born in Nicholas Co., State of Kentucky, and enlisted in the 40th Kentucky Infantry, during the rebellion and served until he was discharged by expiration of term of service. During his stay in this city, he was an honest, steady man and made many friends by his upright dealing, who now mourn his loss, and extend their sympathies to all the members of the family whoever they may be. (Signed) MANY COMRADES.

[Kay...something wrong...1. They have D. P. Herndon. 2. P. Henderson. NOT SURE WHICH IS CORRECT???!!!]


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Teacher=s Examination.


An examination of applicants for teacher=s certificates, will be held at Winfield, beginning at 8 o=clock a.m., Sept. 5th, 1884, and continue two days. Applicants will please appear promptly at that time. Nellie M. Aldrich, and C. T. Atkinson, Assistant Examiners.

A. H. LIMERICK, County Superintendent.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Shooting Gallery.

$20.00 for the best shot in the county next week. Nobody barred.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A Valuable Farm for Sale at a Sacrifice.

A chance for big money to be made. Before renting for another year, I will sell my farm adjoining the City of Winfield for less money then it will ever be offered for again. This proposition will hold for 10 days only, after which it will be for rent. Parties desiring a bargain and the best bargain now on this market, will find it to their interest to call on me at office of Troup & Jennings, for the next five days, or on Albright and Limbecker Real Estate Agents for the next ten days; after this, it will be withdrawn. I mean business.

W. R. DAVIS, M. D.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Must and Will be Sold.

Now is a good opportunity to obtain a first-class instrument at your own price. Two elegant organs and an upright Emerson Grand Concert piano. Call on Dr. T. B. Taylor.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Card of Thanks.

The family of Joseph H. Vermilye desire us to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted in caring for their loved one, during his illness, consoling them in the dark hours of bereavement and doing so many acts of neighborly kindness and friendly sympathy. Remembrance of these kindly acts will ever be cherished by each and everyone of the family.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


Newsy Notes Gathered by the ACourier=s@ Corps of Neighborhood Correspondents.


Mr. Edgar is off again to his claim.

Mr. Reid has been quite sick, but is better.

Items of interest seem to be a scarce article, so I will cease.

Mr. Walker=s sale was quite well attended and business went off pleasantly.

Mr. L. M. Dalgarn had a very pleasant visit out at Oxford recently with old friends.

Cutting millet, putting up hay, plowing for wheat, and threshing keeps the Salem farmers busy.

Olivia feels more like resting in the ACity of the dead@ at present than writing items for criticism.

Salem is lively, and Messrs. Davis and Johnson have their store in running order and are trying to please customers.

Mr. J. A. Hoyland, of Monroe, Wisconsin, has arrived since my last letter, to see his dear kindred that are still at Cambridge.

Mr. Lucas is not so well since attending Normal as before; hot weather and earnest devotion to books don=t agree with some.

Mrs. Hamilton is entertaining the sixth son, a fine fellow of 12 pounds. It is a pity that Mr. Hamilton must be favored with all the help.

Mr. McMillen has hunted in every direction for a fine brood sow that has strayed from his premises. Anyone will confer a favor if they can tell of its whereabouts.

MARRIED. AOlivia and friends@ were not nice enough to attend the wedding, but the following notice was Ataffied@ with a box of very nice cake. Married, on the evening of Aug. 14, 1884, at the residence of the bride=s father, Miss Allie Johnson and Dr. L. [??cannot read initial and last name of groom??], New Salem, Kansas. Who the guests and what the presents and the order of the program we do not know. Happiness attend them.

The M. E. Social was a success in every way. Such a crowd; the noise of trampling feet, busy tongues, and the band playing made a plenty of music. Everybody seemed to be enjoying life, and twenty gallons of cream was disposed of long before the hour to separate had arrived. I have not learned who bought the beautiful cakes, nor how much they sold for. Olivia was favored with a handsome bouquet, presented by Mrs. Samuel Marling, of Prairie Home.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


The Gray Bros. are doing a rushing business in shipping fruit.

O. O. Brown is buying stock hogs and paying good prices for the same.

There is a rumor that we are to have a new butcher shop here. Wonder if it is so?

Steele & Co. are erecting a large grain house at this place; as is also Dale & Werden.

C. S. Bradley=s house was struck by lightning during a thunder shower on the 15th inst.

At last the duck pond in front of Bullen=s lumber yard has been drained by order of his highness, D. D. Kellogg.

Tom Kelly is busy attending the physical wants of the good people at the camp meeting on Antelope Creek four miles west.

Geo. Harvey, our jolly station agent, is enjoying the solicitude of bachelor life, Mrs. Harvey having gone on a visit to Great Bend.

Harvey Hildebrand=s new house is fast approaching completion and it will be a cozy residence too; reflecting with credit and taste on the builders.

Dell Akers is drilling a well to supply water for his new stone building which, when completed, will be an arrayment to our city in which we will take just pride.

Green & June has received an immense stock of glassware; the largest and finest that has ever been brought to this place, and are disposing of the same at ruinously low prices.

Mrs. Bonifield, a lady from Wichita, met with a very painful and melancholy accident on the 18th inst., while on the train to this place. A misstep while going through the car broke the Femur bone in her limb about two inches from the upper joint. Drs. Werden and Banta set the fractured limb, but recovery is considered very doubtful as she is a very old lady and is also suffering from a cancer.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Wilmot Primary Convention.

The primary convention to select three delegates to the District Convention to be held at Burden on the 20th, met at Summit schoolhouse Friday, August 15, at 2 o=clock p.m.

T. R. Carson was elected chairman; N. J. Larkin, secretary.

The following named delegates were selected: D. C. Stephens, J. P. Groom, and Marion Daniel.

And alternates, to-wit: J. S. Hamilton, J. R. Thompson, and Phillip Stuber.

The convention instructed to vote for Maurer for candidate for Representative.

The following resolution offered by N. J. Larkin was unanimously adopted.

Resolved, That we are in favor of a law prohibiting the railroad and express companies transporting or delivering any and all intoxicating drinks to be used as a beverage over their roads or lines to any point or place within the state of Kansas. And we hereby request our representative to use his best efforts to procure the passage of such a law.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Richland Primary.

The primary convention in Richland township met at Summit schoolhouse on August 15th at 2 o=clock p.m., to elect delegates to the County Convention to be held at Winfield on August 23rd.

T. R. Carson was elected chairman; N. J. Larkin, secretary.

Delegates elected were J. R. Cottingham, Willis Wilson, H. H. Hooker, and T. R. Carson. Alternates, J. S. Hamilton, J. H. Irwin, Capt. Stuber, and G. W. Barstow.

The township central committee was then selected.

D. C. Stephens, chairman, and member of county central committee, N. J. Larkin and J. R. Carson.

Convention adjourned.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

For Sale. On account of poor health, I desire to sell my blacksmith shop, house, and lots and other property. For particulars, address John Lindation, Udall, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Interesting for Ladies. Those elegant Jersey Jackets which fit the form so neatly can be obtained at M. Hahn & Co. They have just received a new line in different styles and qualities.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Farm for Sale.

Wishing to change my business, I offer for sale, my farm, containing 160 acres, located one and a half miles west of Winfield. This is one of the most desirable and best improved farms in Cowley CountyC120 acres under a high state of cultivation; 30 acres enclosed for pasture; 5 acres in orchard, of apple, peach, cherry, pear, and apricots, all bearing; large house containing 6 rooms, splendid cellar, two never failing wells with pumps in them; granary and cribs sufficient to hold 2,000 bushels of grain. In a word, everything in first class order for profit, comfort, and convenience; terms made easy, will take some city property in exchange. For particulars call on the undersigned at the office of Shivvers & Linn, or address through the Winfield post office. S. S. LINN.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

I am prepared to furnish large or small orders of anything in the Bakery, Ice Cream, or Confectionery line. Frank L. Crampton, successor to Bacastow & Crampton.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Go to J. S. Mann=s for nobby Hats.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


Farm for sale: 140 acres bottom land one mile east and two miles north of Oxford. Robt. Hosbrough, Oxford P. O.

Wanted. A business partner with $2,000 in cash to enter the general merchandise business in a live town in Kansas. Address Z COURIER office.

Grapes! Grapes! We can furnish families all the grapes they want, choice and fine, in large or small quantities. Send in your orders, Wallis & Wallis.

I have a large, four hole Ottawa sheller for sale. This sheller is as good, if not the best we have sold, and will make a discount to anyone wanting a power sheller. Come and see.

We have a drill made on the same plan of the Gundalack Drill. We think a much better made drill and a better feed. Parties wanting a hoe Drill, come and see this. W. A. LEE, Agent.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

RECAP. District Court. Alonzo Howland, Plaintiff, vs. George H. Sprague and Carrie L. Sprague, Defendants. Judgement, sun of $124 + and costs for sale of certain land. S. D. Pryor, Plaintiff=s Attorney.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

RECAP. District Court. J. C. Fuller and W. B. Caton, plaintiffs, vs. I. B. Stone, County Treasurer; the City of Winfield, Cowley County; J. S. Hunt, County Clerk; and W. H. Forry, defendants. [W. H. Forry, a non-resident of the State of Kansas.] Re property acquired at tax sale in 1881, etc. McMullen & Leland, Plaintiffs= Attorneys. To be heard Sept. 12, 1884.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

RECAP. District Court. Gideon Lease, plaintiff, vs. Luther Keeney and Mathias Hoyt, defendants. Re warranty deed delivered by plaintiff to defendants for property. To be heard Sept. 30, 1884. W. P. Hackney, Attorney for plaintiff.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

RECAP. Justice Court, before G. H. Buckman, Esq., a Justice of the Peace of the City of Winfield. Jackson Green, Plaintiff, vs. Ike Bennett, Defendant. Sued for $260. Seeking personal property of defendant. To be heard Sept. 8, 1884. Dalton & Madden, Attorneys for Plaintiff.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


1. R. R. Conklin, Plaintiff, vs. Rebecca A. Withrow, Emily E. Withrow, Amanda F. Withrow, and Eby D. Withrow, Defendants.

2. David Hood, Plaintiff, vs. Elijah W. Burge, Phalby Burge, and William Reynolds, Defendants.

3. S. M. Jarvis, Plaintiff, vs. John N. Sicks and Nancy J. Sicks, Defendants.

4.R. R. Conklin, Plaintiff, vs. Wm. W. Whiteside, Amanda M. Whiteside, and Fred R. Foster, Defendants.

5. R. R. Conklin, Plaintiff, vs. Eliphus W. Hanning, Carolina Hanning and Wesley McEwen, Plaintiffs.

All to be sold by Sheriff September 8, 1884.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


The following proclamation of the president of the United States is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.

WHEREAS, It is alleged that certain persons have within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States begun and set on foot preparations for an organized and forcible possession of and settlement upon the lands of what is known as the Oklahoma lands in the Indian Territory, which territory is designated, recognized, and described by the treaties and laws of the United States and by the executive authorities as Indian country, and as such is subject to occupation by Indian tribes only; and

WHEREAS, The laws of the United States provides for the removal of all persons residing or being found in said Indian territory without express permission of the interior department.

Now, therefore, for the purpose of properly protesting the interests of the Indian nations and tribes in said territory, and that settlers may not be induced to go into a country at great expense to themselves where they cannot be allowed to remain; I, Chester A. Arthur, president of the United States, do admonish and warn all persons so intending or preparing to move upon said land or into said territory; and I do further warn and notify any and all persons who do so offend, that they will be speedily and immediately removed therefrom by the proper officers of the interior department and, if necessary, the aid and assistance of the military forces of the United States will be invoked to remove all such intruders from the said Indian Territory.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

FIVE DRAFT STALLIONS. Mr. S. Allison has built a new barn and moved his fine draft horses, which he has been keeping at Sol. Smith=s stable, to his own place in the Baptist Church addition in the southeastern suburbs of the city, where they are at any time ready for service.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

JOHN BOBBITT, FEED AND SALE STABLE, Ninth avenue, opposite Courthouse. Horses and Ponies bought and sold on commission. Money advanced on stock left for sale. Particular attention given to the Territory and Texas trade.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

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


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

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


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

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


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

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


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

WINFIELD KINDERGARTEN, MRS. E. D. GARLICK, Kindergartner. All the apparatus and appliances found in a first-class Kindergarten. Terms, $3.00 per month for single pupils or $5.00 where there are two pupils from the same family.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY; ANYONE wishing to obtain a copy of the Scriptures, who is unable to pay for it, can have the same by applying at the Depository, Brown & Son=s Drug Store.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

E. PERIGO, PROFESSOR OF FINE GRAINING AND GRAINER for the trade. E. P. stands at the head of the profession, and parties wanting fine work done will please drop a card in the Winfield Post Office to E. Perigo.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

THOMAS J. JONES, PRACTICAL PAINTER. House, Sign, and Carriage Painting, Graining, and Papering. Shop on Millington Street, near Christian Church.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

E. H. NIXON, ABSTRACT OFFICE and Notary Public. Office in Winfield Bank Building, upstairs. Telephone connection.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

J. R. SCOTT, HOUSE PAINTING, Paper Hanging, Kalsomining and Glazing. Shop back of J. L. Hodge=s Billiard Hall.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

O. M. SEWARD, ATTORNEY AT LAW, will practice in the State and Federal Courts, and promptly attend to all Legal Business entrusted to his care. Office over Harter=s Drug Store, Winfield.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

W. H. TURNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Winfield, Kansas. Loans money on real estate on short notice. Money loaned on chattel mortgage security and notes bought on reasonable discount. Office in Fuller & Torrance Block.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DALTON & MADDEN. [SAMUEL DALTON./WILL T. MADDEN] ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Winfield, Kansas. Office over Farmers Bank.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

D. C. BEACH, ATTORNEY AT LAW and Notary Public. Office on East Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

J. F. McMULLEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Winfield, Kansas. Ninth Avenue. Practices in all courts.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

HENRY E. ASP, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Winfield, Kansas. Office in Hackney Building, opposite the Courthouse.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

PROFESSIONAL NURSE. Permanently located at Winfield, Kansas. Ladies who desire to be successfully treated for local and general weaknesses, will please call upon Mrs. E. A. McCoy at the Central Hotel. Go to the Parlor upstairs. Office practice only. Hours 9 a.m. to 12 and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Consultation and medicine $1.00. Treatments $2.00.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

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


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

MRS. N. A. PIERSON, PHYSICIAN. Treats scrofula, cancer, and catarrhs. Female diseases a specialty. Office over McDonald & Miner=s store. Open from 9 till 4 o=clock. Residence on east 12th Avenue.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

WRIGHT & PUGH. [W. T. WRIGHT/C. E. PUGH] PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, Winfield. Especial attention given to chronic and surgical diseases. Office in Torrance-Fuller block, upstairs.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

S. R. MARSH, M. D. Offers his professional services to the citizens of Winfield and vicinity in the practice of medicine and surgery. Office over the P. O. where he may be found at all hours day or night when not professionally engaged.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

C. S. VAN DOREN. DENTIST. Office on 9th Avenue. ALaughing Gas@ constantly on hand for the painless extraction of teeth.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DRS. PARK & MILLS, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, Winfield, Kansas. Office over Hudson Bro=s Jewelry Store. Residence on Eighth Avenue, 8 blocks east of Main street.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DR. C. C. GREEN. OFFICE in McDougal Building. Residence fourth house west of Spotswood=s store, north side of street.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

G. P. WAGNER, M. D., PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, and ACCOUCHEUR, Dexter, Kansas. Will attend especially to Surgery and Diseases of Women. Reference: twelve years practice among you.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DR. GEO. EMERSON, PHYSICIAN and Surgeon. Office over Harter Bros. drug store. Tuesdays and Saturday will be devoted exclusively to office practice.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

A. S. CAPPER, M. D., PHYSIO-MEDICAL PHYSICIAN and Surgeon. Office in residence on 10th Avenue, seven blocks east of the courthouse, Winfield, Kansas. All bills due after thirty days.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


The county convention met pursuant to call, and was called to order by D. A. Millington, chairman of county central committee. After the reading of the call by the secretary, E. A. Henthorn, of Silver Creek Township, was nominated for temporary chairman and E. G. Gray, of Creswell Township, for temporary secretary.

On motion of J. C. Long, the chairman appointed the following committee on resolutions: J. C. Long, M. C. Headrick, C. L. Swarts, J. J. Broadbent, H. H. Martin, Thos. McDonough and A. A. Mills.

On motion of W. P. Hackney the following committee on credentials was appointed:

W. P. Hackney, Wm. Trimble, C. W. Bailey, Thos. Walker, R. F. Roberts, A. W. Carr, and J. R. Cottingham.

On motion of G. H. Buckman the following committee on order of business was appointed: G. H. Buckman, W. H. Grow, J. B. Splawn, J. A. Cochran, W. H. Gilliard, Owen Shriver, Willis Wilson.

On motion of S. E. Burger a committee on permanent organization was appointed, as follows: L. K. Bonnewell, A. H. Broadwell, M. G. Troup, P. B. Lee, J. S. Rush, J. A. Goforth, and S. E. Burger.

[After adjournment reports heard.]

The report of the committee on credentials was then submitted, and the following parties reported as entitled to seats in the convention.

BEAVER. L, K. Bonnewell, Wilson Shaw, Isaac Beach.

BOLTON. J. J. Broadbent, C. R. Mitchell, Wm. Trimble, Ben Wing, H. Davis.

CEDAR. A. B. Arnold, L. Funk, J. Wilson.

CRESWELL. F. M. Vaughn, C. L. Swarts, E. G. Gray, T. Fairclo, F. E. Pentecost, Dave Lewis, L. E. Woodin, O. S. Rarick, W. D. Mowry, Jas. Ridenour.

DEXTER. H. R. Branson, Thos. McDonough, James Nicholson, Peter Thompson.

FAIRVIEW. M. C. Headrick, Wm. White, J. O. Vanorsdal, E. Rogers.

HARVEY. J. S. Rash, S. Sweet.

LIBERTY. J. Fisher, J. A. Cochran, N. Hall.

MAPLE. J. H. Willis, Z. Foster, A. W. Carr.

NINNESCAH. H. H. Martin, G. S. Cole, D. W. Pierce.

OMNIA. A. Hattery, W. H. Gilliard.

OTTER. A. A. Mills, J. Bartger, J. Chandler.

PLEASANT VALLEY. H. Harbaugh, D. S. Sherrard, S. S. Linn, A. H. Broadwell.

RICHLAND. J. R. Cottingham, W. Wilson, H. H. Hooker, T. R. Carson.

ROCK. W. H. Grow, B. W. White, A. Brookshire.

SHERIDAN. E. I. Johnson, B. Shriver, O. Shriver, D. Treadway.

SILVER CREEK. E. A. Henthorn, C. W. Jones, W. C. May, J. A. Goforth.

SILVERDALE. J. B. Splawn, J. J. Estus, J. N. Fleharty.

SPRING CREEK. J. B. Callison, C. W. Bailey.

TISDALE. W. R. Bradley, T. Walker, H. McKibben.

VERNON. P. B. Lee, W. J. Bonnewell, T. Thompson, J. E. Wooley, M. B. Rhodes.

WALNUT: S E. Burger, S. Allison, S. Cure, E. M. Reynolds, W. P. Hackney.

WINDSOR. J. A. Irwin, R. F. Roberts, L. H. Phenis, B. H. Clover.

WINFIELDC1ST WARD. J. C. Long, M. G. Troup, F. W. Finch, T. R Bryan, Albert McNeal, W. J. Wilson, T. J. Hackney.

WINFIELDC2ND WARD. G. H. Buckman, M. B. Shields, T. B. Myres, Wm. Whiting, J. L. M. Hill, Spence Miner.

The committee on organization recommended that the temporary organization be retained, with M. G. Troup and Wm. White as assistant secretaries.

Resolutions passed, among them the following.

Resolved, That the Hon. W. P. Hackney has for the last four years represented this senatorial district in the state senate with distinguished ability, fidelity, and success, has fully redeemed every pledge, and now retires from the office by his own choice and with our hearty approval of his course as state senator.

Nominations then being in order, Hon. W. P. Hackney placed the name of F. S. Jennings before the convention, for the office of state senator, and moved his nomination by acclamation. This was done, and Mr. Jennings came forward and thanked the convention, pledging himself to ever work for the best interests of the people.

Mr. Roberts, of Windsor, nominated Judge Gans for probate judge, and Hon. C. R. Mitchell presented D. P. Marshall. Mr. Gans was nominated on the first ballot by a vote of 88 to 11.

Nominations for county attorney then being in order, the rules were suspended and H. E. Asp was nominated by acclamation.

Mr. Jones, of Silver Creek, then nominated Ed Pate for district clerk; Mr. Troup nominated E. S. Bedilion, and F. E. Pentecost presented Capt. Tansey=s name. The first ballot resulted as follows: Bedilion, 32; Tansey, 26; Pate, 41. Second ballot: Bedilion, 28; Tansey, 22; Pate, 49. Third ballot: Bedilion, 28; Tansey, 14; Pate, 57. Pate was then declared the nominee, and was pledged the support of the other candidates.

[Note: Paper had Bedillion...thought it was Bedilion...NOW I AM NOT SURE!]

A. H. Limerick was renominated by acclamation, for county superintendent, after which the various delegations reported the following names for committeemen.

Beaver: J. R. Sumpter. Bolton: J. D. Guthrie, west precinct. Bolton: R. L. Bayeat, east precinct. Cedar. A. B. Harold, east precinct. Cedar: Wm. Tumelson, west precinct. Creswell: L. E. Woodin, Sr. Dexter: S. H. Wells. Fairview: J. H. Curfman. Harvey: S. J. Neer. Liberty: J. A. Cochran. Maple: Wm. Wise. Ninnescah: G. S. Cole. Omnia: A. Hattery. Otter: J. B. Graves. Pleasant Valley: S. Johnson. Richland: N. J. Larkin, north precinct. Richland: D. C. Stephens, south precinct. Rock: S. P. Strong. Sheridan: J. Burt. Silver Creek: E. A. Henthorn. Silverdale: L. J. Darnell. Spring Creek: J. J. Shreeves. Tisdale: W. C. Douglass. Vernon: T. Thompson. Walnut: John Mentch. Windsor: W. B. Todd. Winfield: W. J. Wilson, 1st ward. Winfield: G. H. Buckman, 2nd ward.

Adjourned. E. A. HENTHORN, Chairman.

ED. G. GRAY, Secretary.

The delegates of the county convention of the first commissioner district organized by the election of W. P. Hackney, chairman; and J. C. Long, secretary, and the following ballots were had for commissioner: 1st. S. C. Smith, 16; E. M. Reynolds, 12; J. W. Millspaugh, 5; D. L. Kretsinger, 3. 2nd. Smith, 18; Reynolds, 13; Millspaugh, 5. 3rd. Smith, 19; Reynolds, 12; Millspaugh, 5; and S. C. Smith was made the nominee by acclamation.

Convention adjourned.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The Winfield Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 60 cents. Some has sold at 62, but the ruling price is 60. Corn brings 30 cents. Hogs $5.25 to $5.60. In produce the prices are: eggs 10 cents; butter 20 cents; grapes 3 cents; cabbage 2 cents; peaches per bu. 20 to 80 cents; potatoes 50 cents; sweet potatoes $1.00; chickens $2.00 per dozen; Watermelons $18.00 per hundred.

Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Cheap Coal. We will sell for cash at our yards on Santa Fe Tracks.

Pittsburg coal per ton: $5.00.

Osage Shaft per ton: $5.50.

Trinidad Coal per ton: $6.75.



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


City residence to trade for Sheep. Inquire at this office.

A good span of large work horses for sale. W. A. Lee.

T. S. Green advertises his fine farm for sale in this issue for $38,400.

Business House on Main street for rent; inquire of F. S. Jennings.

Miss Lotta Wolfe has been engaged to teach in District 9, south of town three miles.

Miss Fannie Stretch has been quite sick for the past week, but is better at present.

DIED. Olive Heffron, a daughter of George Heffron, died Tuesday of last week, of malarial fever.

Girl Wanted: To do work in small family, good wages will be paid. Apply to J. S. Mann.

Miss Loui Stretch has just returned from quite an extended visit with the family of J. K. Woods, residing near Burden.

Go to J. H. Hetherington & Son for the best and latest styles of painting, graining, paper hanging, kalsomining, and decorating.

Anyone wishing or desiring the privilege to save hay near the city of Winfield can secure it by calling at the Winfield Bank.

Sid Majors and Jim Schofield have leased a hotel in Pierce City, Missouri, and will take charge next week. They will make a good hotel team.

Tom Lowry is building a residence near the corner of the fair ground and just across from his ice cream parlor at the entrance of the park.

The Fair Association have allowed J. Wade McDonald the privilege of pasturing his fine colts on the Bluegrass inside the ring on the grounds.

If you want to buy a good farm or city property cheap, go to Smith & Bro. on 9th avenue East, Main Street. They have got 4,000 acres of good land for sale.

The entry books for the fair are now being prepared in the Secretary=s office, and will be ready for entry Monday. Everyone should make their entries at as early a day as possible so as to avoid the rush.

The Olds House is again opened for boarders. This popular and pleasant house has been thoroughly overhauled and will be kept up to the highest standard. Mrs. Brown, a lady from Lansing, Michigan, is the proprietor.

DIED. Mary, wife of Nicholas Bellville, died at her home on east 7th Avenue Tuesday. The funeral was held from the residence Wednesday, a large number of Relatives and friends being present.

The COURIER was complimented last Saturday with a splendid basket of grapes from the vines of Mr. P. P. Powell, living just south of the city. They were very fine and highly relished by members of the COURIER force.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


Mr. M. W. Tanner, the popular and efficient salesman so long in the employ of J. P. Baden, has been engaged by Mr. Sam Kleeman and will hereafter be found with that gentleman at his new dry goods store on North Main street.

The fall term of the Kindergarten will open September 1st. Those wishing to enter their children will please do so before that time. Tuition three dollars per month for single pupils, five dollars when there are two from the same family.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The case of R. H. Black, the tree agent who absconded with another man=s wife, was tried Thursday before Justice Snow. It resulted in the man being fined $200 and sentenced to jail for six months and the woman was fined $25 and sentenced to jail for thirty days.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

A party of young folks consisting of Messrs. Will Stull, Clint Austin, Charlie Hodges, and Misses Susie De LaMeter, Anna Hyde, and Mary Majors, took a flying trip to Arkansas City Friday evening and Atook in@ the masquerade skating. A pleasant time is reported.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. H. C. Hawkins brought in a string of mammoth bunches of Concord grapes Friday. The clusters would weigh over a pound each. They were highly relished by the grape-famished horde of Fair Association directors and visiting statesmen, who, unfortunately for us, were present when Mr. Hawkins brought them in. Sam Strong, of Rock, ate five pounds.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

During the electric storm of Thursday night, Sampson Johnson=s barn, in Pleasant Valley Township, was struck by lightning. The bolt passed down through the hay mow, burning a clean cut round hole in the hay and knocking a rafter to splinters. Mrs. Johnson, who was sleeping in the house, was knocked out of bed by the shock. It was a very close call for Mr. Johnson=s property.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

We clip the following relating to one of our late acquisitions in business circles, from the Shelbyville, Illinois, Leader:

ASamuel Kleeman has decided to go into mercantile trade at Winfield, Kansas, and is now in New York City, buying his stock of goods. Mr. Kleeman is a Shelbyville boy, born and raised in this city, and is known by everybody as an exemplary young man. Being a son of Max Kleeman, one of the oldest and most successful merchants of our city, his opportunities have been excellent and he has made the most of them by close attention to business, and is therefore armed and equipped with the needed experience and capital to start out in business on his own hook and make a success of it. The good people of Winfield will find him honest and worth of their patronage and any favor they show him will be appreciated.@


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Young Roosevelt, who was arrested for stealing a watch, escaped from jail last Sunday. He had been very sick and was getting better, so the Sheriff let him out to get some fresh air. As soon as the officer=s back was turned, he made a break and ran over into Col. Loomis= corn field. A large lot of men were out searching for him without avail. The last heard he was seen going over the hill south of town like an antelope. How he could run in his weak condition is a mystery for the officers. A reward of twenty dollars offered for capture.

LATER. He was captured Monday at Udall, where he had stopped to work at corn shelling.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

An item published last week relating the story of a boy taken up by the Sheriff last week at Maple City, charging his father with drunkenness, proves to be a pure fabrication on the part of the boy, to shield himself. Responsible parties inform us that the trouble lies with the boy, whose wayward disposition was always a constant source of trial to his father.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The greatest curiosity in the fruit line we have yet received was brought in Saturday, by Capt. J. B. Evans from his Vernon Township farm. It was an apple twig, bearing in a length of four inches nine large well formed apples. The apples were almost perfect in coloring, and as a lady who saw them observed, looked like a Afruit bouquet.@


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The loss of his six horses by lightning was a very serious blow to Mr. Clark Bryant. It left him without working teams to do his seeding. His neighbors realized this so went to work to help him out. On Monday several of them went around among the citizens and made up a purse, all giving liberally, until sufficient was made up to get him a team.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DIED. We received the sad announcement on Tuesday of the death of the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. McDorman, of Dexter, which occurred at their home last Sunday morning. It was the first visitation of death in their family, and the bereavement falls heavily. They have the sympathy of many friends.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Spence Miner=s white plug hat did good duty Saturday. When the enthusiasm was at its height that plug hat would rise up out of the second ward delegation and go sailing out over the heads of the outlying townships in the most emphatic way. Spence is one of those Republicans who believe in working at it right along.

Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foults are again afflicted by the loss of their little baby boy, whose death occurred last Saturday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the residence on Sunday, Judge Gans officiating, and the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of friends. This is the fourth child they have buried.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Jas. Fahey has completed his residence on east ninth avenue and moved in last week. It is a very fine place, two stories and a basement, nine large rooms, thoroughly ventilated and fitted with gas and water throughout. It is one of the most comfortable and commodious houses on the east side.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The Fair Association have ordered baskets and plates for the use of our horticultural exhibitors at the fair, will fruit men make a note of this and let the secretary know what number will be wanted. Jacob Nixon, Secretary, County Horticultural Society.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Our collection of agricultural curiosities was enlarged last week by a donation from Mr. Reed, of Cedar Township, of a peach twig ten inches long, covered with peaches as thick as they could stick. They resembled a bunch of Delaware grapes.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

We received this week, through the courtesy of Mr. F. W. M. Lacey, of Fairview, two large peaches of the golden yellow variety. They were very large, finely flavored, and with small pits. The variety is worthy of wide propagation.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The COURIER Cornet Band were out on the street Saturday evening and favored our citizens with some of their excellent music. They are keeping up a high standard of excellence in musical matters and improving weekly.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The Ladies of the Woman=s Christian Temperance Union will hold a meeting in the Park on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7th, at four o=clock. The meeting will be addressed by able speakers.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DIED. Word was received in this city Monday of the death of Isaac Harris, grandfather of Mrs. E. P. Greer, at his home in Bushnell, Illinois. He was in his eighty-first year.




Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The Greenback-Labor convention for this congressional district met last week and nominated Judge W. A. Tipton, of this city, as their candidate for congress.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Memorial services on the death of Mr. Jos. D. Vermilye were held at the Courthouse last Sunday morning by Rev. Brittain, rector of Grace Church.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

There was a gathering of mill men at the Brettun Tuesday from all around over the country to discuss the general outlook of the milling interest.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The new bank notes of the AFirst National Bank of Winfield@ are out bearing the signatures of M. L. Read, President, and W. C. Robinson, cashier.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

For sale on Monthly payments, twenty-five lots in, or near Courier place. Also a new dwelling house. W. D. Mullen, with H. G. Fuller & Co.

For Sale. 160 acre stock ranch, $7 per acre. Also 1700 acres under good improvements, $10 per acre. W. L. Mullen, with H. G. Fuller & Co.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The County Superintendent has received Cowley=s semi-annual apportionment from the State School fund. It amounts to 40 cents per capita.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Winfield has one thousand and forty-six school children. There are eight thousand and forty children of school age in the county.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Wanted. An elderly lady to act as housekeeper in a small family. A pleasant home and good wages. Apply at this office.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Wanted. Farm and city property. We are unable to suit all our customers with our present list. W. L. Mullen, with H. G. Fuller & Co.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The display of lightning Thursday night was the most terrific. Mr. Bryant, north of town, had six horses killed in his pasture.



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


The Ladies= Library Association holds its next regular monthly meeting in the Library Rooms on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 3 p.m.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Jim Schofield and Sid Majors were loading their effects into a freight car Monday for transportation to Pierce City.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

The Winfield Reading Room Association are arranging to run one of the stands at the fair.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Good board and good rooms, for a few, 9th Avenue, next to Mr. Fahey=s new house.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


Mr. C. Crawford, of Pleasant Valley, has gone to Ohio on a visit to relatives.

Tony Agler has secured a large tent and is getting together quite a circus and Menagerie.

Miss Wood of the Oxford Register, spent a part of last week in the city as the guest of Miss Hattie Andrews.

Mr. McCartney and family left for Clark County Monday, where they will make their residence for a few months.

The Misses Phet and Fannie Woods of Burden and their sister, Mrs. Jackson, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, were down last wee looking over our city and visiting the Misses Stretch.

Mr. Anderson, of Floral, has opened a cobbling shop in the rear of O=Meara & Randolph=s shore store. Mr. Anderson bears the reputation of being a good and honest workman.

Capt. Tansey was the recipient of a pleasant call from Lieutenant Hartenbower, one of his old officers in the war, last Monday. Mr. Hartenbower is now a resident of Sumner County.

Mr. Emerson Martin, of this city, has one of the finest collections of shells, pea ferns, and coral we have ever seen. His specimens of coral are rare and valuable and comprise every variety.

Mr. A. F. Hardwick of the Atchison Patriot was in the city Monday. He has heretofore been a contractor and large purchaser of Cowley County stone and was here to examine our quarries.

E. H. Nixon returned from Iowa Tuesday. He says the Republicans of Iowa are enthusiastic and that bets are freely offered that Blaine and Logan will carry the state by sixty thousand majority.

Mr. W. H. Watson has purchased a half interest in the Blue Front grocery store, on South Main street. Mr. Watson is a genial, accommodating, and obliging gentleman, and will no doubt assist in building up an excellent business.



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


Mr. H. C. Bryan, of Battleground, Indiana, near LaFayette, has for the past week been the guest of the family of Johnathan Stretch. Mr. Bryan comes from the former home of Mr. Stretch. He is well pleased with what he saw of Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. M. L. Robinson returned Wednesday from his tour through the mountains of Colorado. He reports a most delightful trip, which his improved appearance fully justifies. He returned with a store of energy that will make the First National boom.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. John Cobean came in from Wellington Wednesday and spent a few days in our city. He came from Delavan, Illinois, about a month ago and went into business in Wellington. John is a bright young businessman and will make things boom.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. David Lugton, a partner of T. H. Group in the cattle business, who was severely injured by a steer in the Territory recently, is lying very low at Mr. Group=s with fever. After being hurt he was caught in a severe storm in the Territory, which exposure brought on the fever.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Uncle Wesley Paris returned last week from a trip to Comanche and Barbour counties. Although through his blindness he was unable to see any of its beauties, he gives us the most accurate description of its soil, climate, and the number of people flocking in that we have had.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Miss Susie De LaMeter left Wednesday for Wellington, where she will engage in teaching a kindergarten school. Miss Susie is quite a favorite among the young folks and will be greatly missed in our social circles. The good wishes of many friends accompany her to her new home.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. Tom Richardson was in the city Monday and Tuesday in the interests of the Wichita Eagle, and secured a number of subscribers. The Eagle is one of the best dailies in Kansas, and reaches Winfield twelve hours ahead of any other daily with full dispatches.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

We were favored Monday with a call from Judge Harvey, late of Clay City, Indiana, who will hereafter make his home among us. He is an accomplished musician and will take an instrument in the COURIER Cornet Band. Judge Harvey comes here largely through the influence of Mr. Geo. Crippen, who has been in correspondence with him for some time.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

We are indebted to Dr. Headrick for a copy of the Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean, dated Oct. 14th, 1876, containing a letter written by Theodore Carpenter on the probable outcome of democratic rule as drawn from their past record. It is a most thrilling narrative and we regret that space will not admit of our publishing it.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith, of Canada, who have been visiting with Mrs. Smith=s sister, Mrs. Mabee, of this city, returned to their home last week, and were accompanied by Miss Fannie Mabee, who went with them for the purpose of visiting the place of her childhood, and to regain her health which has been failing for some time. Miss Fannie contemplates being absent for some time.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Messrs. John D. Maurer, candidate for the legislature for the 68th district, Roll Maurer, and W. K. McComas, of the Burden Enterprise, were over Monday and spent a pleasant hour in the COURIER office. They were in the custody of Geo. Gardenhire, the Staunch old Democrat of Grouse Valley, and when we last saw them, had him nearly converted. There is a faint ray of hope for George yet.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. John A. Eaton, of Bucyrus, Ohio, who visited this city some time since, will in a short time become a permanent resident of Winfield. He becomes a partner in the Farmers Bank, and will on his arrival assume the management of that institution. Mr. Eaton bears the reputation of being a thorough businessman and a fine lawyer and we have no doubt will prove a valuable acquisition to the business interests of our city.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Messrs. James Lorton and Charlie Fuller have been Akeeping house@ at J. C. Fuller=s residence since the family left for their summer=s jaunt in the mountains. Friday evening they kept Aopen house@ to a few lady and gentleman friends, upon which occasion the festive watermelon, fricasseed with ice cream and other seasonable dainties were freely dispensed. The informality of the occasion rendered it most pleasant.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Mr. Provines brought us a twig of regular old Canada Thistle Monday. He had found it along the road near Mr. Sumpter and Mr. Ray=s farms in Walnut, and says there are several bunches of it along the highways in the vicinity. Every effort should be made at once to stamp it out before it seeds. This is the first we have heard of in the county. Since the above was written the Senior, who was brought up on Canada thistles, has seen the specimen and pronounces it nothing of the kind.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Wells, of Vernon, lost by death last week, their twin boys, Edgar and Edmond, aged ten months. This is the sixth time they have been called upon to part with loved ones, and everyone of their seven children have been claimed by death. It is indeed an affliction to have these bright jewels given to them only to be taken away before reaching an age where they could be a source of comfort and support to the parent=s declining years. They have the sympathy of many friends in this seven fold affliction.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

D. W. Pierce and wife came down from Seeley and spent Saturday and Sunday with J. S. Rothrock=s family. D. W. is one of Cowley=s oldest settlers, coming to Kansas fifteen years ago, and located on the farm that he now lives on. His farm contains 320 acres, all of which is in high state of cultivation. He has made his farm just what it is and he has around him stock of all kinds. When the writer first knew him, he had one cow and she was blind, and on the night of the 11th of June, 1878, she drowned in Crooked Creek, leaving him without a cow. He now has forty head of cows, fifteen or twenty young cattle, and is prosperous in all things.



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

There will be a District Camp Meeting for Wichita District, held at Haysville, Kansas, commencing Sept. 5th, and closing about the 16th. A large number of Ministers will be present and assist in the services. Boarding, without lodging, will be provided for all who may wish, at reasonable rates. Tent holders will come prepared to care for their own households, only. No booths, wagons, or stands engaged in the sale of anything will be tolerated. Excursion rates will probably be obtained on the A. T. & S. F. to Derby, the nearest R. R. station. Transportation to and from which place will be furnished to all who apply to Rev. B. C. Swarts, on or before Sept. 1st, giving date when they will be at said station, at the rate of 25 cents each; for parties of not less than six persons. Come everybody, bring your tents or order one through Rev. B. C. Swarts at the following rates, for two weeks, viz. new tents, 14 x 16 $4.00; 12 x 14 ft. $2.50; 10 x 12 ft. $2.00. All these are wall tents. A. tents $1.50. A few old tents cheaper. Come to worship God, to renew your covenants with Him, your consecration to Him. Bring your Bibles, your Methodist Hymnals, and other devotional books of song. Come to study the word, to sing His praise, to work for Him, Aug. 14th, 1884. B. C. SWARTS, Haysville, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

A Business Change.

A week ago Col. J. C. McMullen resigned his position as president of the Winfield Bank and was succeeded by the election of H. B. Shuler. Mr. Shuler comes among us with a very heavy capital and business character and reputation of the very highest grade. He has had many years experience in the banking business as cashier of Illinois and St. Louis banks of heavy business and capital and is well known as an honorable, prudent, gentlemanly successful businessman.

Col. McMullen retires with the respect and best wishes of the community. He is one of the early settlers in this county and much of its growth and prosperity is due to him. Probably no other man has invested so much money in making improvements in this county as he, and few have so well merited the high regard for intelligence, honor, and business qualifications, with which he is held. He has been in business so long that a rest will be grateful to him and his fortune is such that he may now live as much at ease as he may desire.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Rev. James Cairns.

We announced last week the departure of Rev. Cairns to Washington Territory. We now learn that he has resigned his pastorate of the Baptist Church here and will probably leave us for other fields. If this is the case, Winfield will lose one of her most noble minded men, ever devoted to principle and to every good cause that looked toward the spiritual, moral, or material welfare of her people. In benevolence and charity he was the friend of all. Whenever there was sickness he always found his way to the bedside with cheering words and kindly encouragement. Whenever there was sickness he always found his way to the bedside with cheering words and kindly encouragement. Wherever there was poverty, his hand was always extended carrying warmth and light and joy into many a cold and desolate home and numerous charities which came in a mysterious way have been traced to him. No church, no creed, no station bound him in these acts. His love for humanity was deep enough and broad enough to reach beyond mere sectarianism and assist the needy and suffering wherever they could be found.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Increased Premiums.

The Board of Directors of the Fair Association have increased the sweepstake premium in the cattle department. AClass B@ lot 7 as follows:

No. 43. Bull any age or blood: $25.00

No. 44. Cow any age or blood: $25.00

No. 45. Bull with 4 of his offspring: $25.00

No. 46. Cow with 4 of her offspring: $25.00

ED. P. GREER, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Grace Church.

A service memorial of the late Jos. H. Vermilye was held in the Courthouse on Tuesday last, before a sympathetic congregation. After the singing of a Processional, the Rector read portions of the Burial Service, also the Psalter of the day. The first lesson was the 40th chapter of Isaiah, the second from 1st Corinthian 15th chapter. In the course of his sermon the Rector made feeling allusions to the deceased, but, said he, AWe are comforted with the thought that our loss is his gain, and humbly should we bow our heads and say, the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, Blessed be the name of the Lord.@

Immediately after the service the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted.

WHEREAS, It hat pleased Almighty God with whom are the issues of life to take to the rest of Paradise the soul of our brother, Jos. H. Vermilye, late junior Warden of this parish; therefore

Resolved, That while we bow submissively to our Father=s will, we still are comforted when we reflect upon the good example left us by our departed brotherChis amiability of manners, his unostentatious piety, and his zeal and love for the church.

Resolved, That in offering to his aged mother, and the other members of the family our deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement, yet we cannot but believe that the deceased is now enjoying the rest that remaineth for the people of God.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased and that they be published in the local papers, also in the Churchman, in the Living Church, and in the Kansas Churchman.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Akron Snubs.

Weather warm with some rain.

Farmers are busy plowing for what and threshing.

Earnest Wilson has a new buggy. Who will the lucky girl be?

Mr. Barrick contemplates making an extended visit in the east this fall.

BIRTH. Another person has come to stay with J. Barrick. He will vote in about twenty-one years.

BIRTH. Charley Baxter hasn=t been able for duty of late. It=s a girl and Charley is doing finely.

The Willet heirs intend to stay on their farm the coming year and Mr. Yeoman has purchased the swan place.

Mr. Hanlin has improved the appearance of his premises by the erection of a new barn. May others do likewise.

A good deal of sickness in the neighborhood. Mrs. Covert is not expected to live and Willie Burt has been sick, but is now convalescent.

There is to be a Union Sunday School picnic in T. S. Green=s this Friday. Let all come and bring filled baskets for a good time is anticipated. Mr. Winner has recently emigrated to Grand Summit and the ostensible talk of this community is that they will be missed here. The well wishes of many friends follow them to their new home. DOLLY.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Card of Thanks.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foults desire to express their most heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and many friends who so kindly assisted during the illness of and after the death of their darling babe, Pearl. The kindness shown and sympathy extended them in the hour of their great affliction will ever be remembered and appreciated.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Merchant Tailoring.

A. Herpich has just received his fall and winter stock of cloths and trimmings, which he will make to order in style and at reasonable prices. A cordial invitation is extended for an examination of goods, which will satisfy anyone that he keeps not only the largest assortment but also the best qualities of goods and trimmings in the city. Will also sell goods by the yard. Cutting done promptly. Over Hudson Bros. Jewelry Store.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

To the Public.

I have this day received from O=Meara & Randolph the organ offered by them as a prize to customers. I held number 339, the one drawing the prize, and I am more than pleased with the organ and with the fairness and impartiality displayed by them in the drawing.

James Coulter, Tannehill, Beaver Township.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Winfield, Kansas, August 23, 1884. To exhibitors of fruit for fair. ALeave all stems attached to apples, wrap each apple and peach in newspaper to prevent bruising.@ Our state society is expecting Cowley County to furnish the perfect fruit from the state for the New Orleans exhibition. Jacob Nixon, Secretary, Cowley County Horticultural Society.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Temperance Picnic. There will be a Temperance Basket picnic in Peabody=s Grove at Dexter, on Thursday, September 4th. Rev. B. Kelly, of this city, will be present and deliver an address. Ministers, Lawyers, Doctors, and the public generally are invited. The committee expect to make it one of the pleasantest gatherings of the season both socially and in aid of the cause of temperance. Committee.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Dr. Taylor will spend a week or two at the country place of O. W. Young in Wilson County, after which he hopes to be strong enough to see his friends and patients in his office.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Fred Ballein returned from his eastern trip in the interest of Baden=s Mammoth Double store. He purchased a big stock which will be on in a few days.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

German Lutheran services at the McDougal Hall over Baden=s store. Pastor R. Ehlers.



Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Letter from Dexter.

MR. EDITOR. Perhaps you would like to know something about the way things are going in this part of Cowley. Doubtless you have noticed the stand taken by the Dexter Eye, of late, against Prohibition. The action of which called fourth some little rebuke from the Friends of Temperance in this vicinity; which has been thrust back through the columns of this paper, in a strain of threatenings and abuse. This has been quite a surprise to the good people of Dexter and represented himself to be a temperance man, and a strict prohibitionist, and exhibited to the writer at the same time that he made his statement, a certificate of membership to the I. O. G. T. and an officer of the order. But like Judas of old, he has betrayed the innocent blood and sold his inheritance for a few pieces of silver.

That an action so treacherous should be denounced by all lovers of Prohibition is beyond a doubt, and because there are people in this community who are advocating the cause of prohibition and they are denouncing his course. They have been grossly insulted and falsely accused, such has been the course of this paper, that it is deemed necessary for a number of the best citizens of Dexter for someone of the community to answer some of the accusations made against us, and give an explanation of some kind why such things should have been said. But doubtless the reader of this letter has already suspected the reason from what has already been said.

Now Mr. Editor, we are called fanatics, ring nose clicks; Idiots, anxious to be called Godly ministers. Guilty of kicking up a fuss and stealing the livery of Heaven, to serve the Devil in, and indeed if the decision he has rendered against us to be final, we are guilty of the grossest crime, and deserve to be banished from the land.

Now when people are accused the thing to be done is to inquire into the cause of the accusation, and from whence it cometh, and what are the facts in the case and this is just what we desire the people to know. In the first place, we do not deny having done somethingCfor we have not been idle since we came to Dexter, neither do we intend to be in the future. One among other things we have done, and not the last either, is we have been

guilty of holding a Temperance meeting in this place, and advocating the cause of Prohibition, and have declared war against King Alcohol and denounced whiskey, beer, and ale. We have sent out a decree to the effect that he shall not reign over us, and that we intended, God helping us, to do all we can to overthrow him.

We have even gone so far as to invite a citizen of Winfield, Mr. Soward, to come to Dexter and advocate this doctrine to the people we have been advocating, a reform which is near and dear to the hearts of every American citizen, who loves his country and that ought, to be dear to every man, woman, and child in the land. We have been publicly denouncing every Practice and Principle that recommends anything less than a strict Prohibitory law in the state of Kansas. We have declared our intention to vote for and lend our influence to assist Temperance candidates who are strict Prohibitionists in preference to all others who are not.

And when the Dexter Eye came out denouncing our cause, pronouncing it a failure, and advocates the cause of the liquor traffic and declared war against prohibition, we withdrew our support from that paper and condemned the course it had taken. If this is kicking up a fuss, we do not deny the charge. If this is stealing the livery of Heaven to serve the Devil in, we expect to keep on serving him right along in this line. If this is fanaticism, may the Lord give us more of it for the country is just now in need of more such fanatics. Nay, we have been watching the course of this paper for some time, which has been full of the abuse of man, and in fact contains scarcely anything else of late, at least in the editorial department. Some time ago this little sheet began this dirty work by assailing one of the best citizens of Dexter, for the only reason that he was a supporter of Mr. Asp, who is not the Eye=s candidate; and he is a man who advocates prohibition. Next came the continued effort to injure Mr. Asp, who is a well known gentleman of your city, and an honored citizen of Cowley County. But this foul sheet could scarcely find language suitable to gratify its lust or desire in defeating any man towards whom he does not lean, and now simply because we denounced the course of this paper although we did it in an honorable way and told him of his fault in the presence of others, he has sailed out upon us as though he would endeavor to stop the mouth of everyone who dared to say anything against his course and with threats if he hears anything more he will trace up men=s records and publish to the world.

Now we want to let this man know that all his threats and bulldozing will not keep people from expressing their opinion upon the course he has taken. And we also wish the Editor of the COURIER and people in general to know that the Dexter Eye does not represent the opinion of but a small part of the people of this community, and the cause of prohibition still lives in Dexter. There is a large number of our best citizens who are enlisted in the glorious cause, and in spite of all the opposition which may be brought to bear, they will be found true to its principles.




Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


Always Ahead. First in market with the largest and best selected stock of Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Notions, and Clothing in Southern Kansas and our prices are the lowest.


$10 Reward. Strayed from my farm in Vernon Township, 6 miles northwest of Winfield, on Thursday, July 21sta bay mare Texas pony, about 8 years old, thin in flesh, wild; had on halter with short rope. The above reward will be paid for its return. H. HAWKINS.

Farm for Sale. 1,280 acres, on Walnut River, in Fairview Township. 800 acres first-class bottom land, 140 acres of which is timber. 480 acres of pasture land, well watered. All under board, wire, and rail fence. Fine dwelling house, granary capacity for 10,000 bushels; corn cribs, capacity for 20,000 bushels. Price $38,400: one-fourth cash, one-fourth in four years, and balance on time as desired at 8 percent interest. Address T. S. GREEN, Akron, Cowley County, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

RECAP. Probate Court. In the matter of the Estate of John Wesley Snider, Deceased.

To Mary M. Rhodes, Alonzo M. Solder, Laura B. Morain, Drucilla Snider, Oscar B. Snider, Walter Snider, heirs of John Wesley Snider, deceased, and to all and every person or persons in any way interested in said Estate. Notified that Nancy J. Snider, Administratrix of Estate, asking for order from Court so that she can sell real estate, to be heard on Sept. 11, 1884.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

RECAP. District Court. Notice for Service by Publication: Francis V. McGregor, Plaintiff, vs. John J. McGregor, Defendant, a non-resident of the State of Kansas. Divorce petition. Plaintiff to have sole custody and control of minor children: Clyde E. McGregor and Ralph Montie McGregor; defendant to pay costs of this action. HENRY E. ASP. Attorney for Plaintiff.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.


25 head of good grade Durham Heifers and Steers, 1 and 2 year olds; 1 thoroughbred SHORT HORN BULL; 1 thoroughbred young JERSEY BULL. If not sold before, the bulls will be on exhibition and for sale at the County Fair. For particulars, address me at Winfield or call at my farm, 5 miles southeast of Winfield. F. A. A. WILLIAMS.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884. [KAY...YOU SAID QUIMBY IS CORRECT!]

RECAP. Guardian=s Notice. District Court. Notice given re Letters Guardianship have been granted to MARTHA A. QUINBY, on the estate of Eliza S. Null, of Cowley County, a Lunatic. Dated the 15th day of August, 1881, vice G. S. Story, deceased.

MARTHA A. QUINBY, Guardian of the Person and Estate of Eliza S. Null, a lunatic.

August 25th, 1884. W. P. HACKNEY, Attorney.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

RECAP. Long article re Sells= Bros. Circus coming to Winfield Saturday, September 20.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.


News has reached this city of an important newspaper change which affects our neighbors of Sumner County. The Hon. Jacob Stotler, for twenty-five years editor of the Emporia News, has sold his interests in that paper and purchased the Sumner County Press, one of the oldest and most successful papers on Southern Kansas.

For twenty-five years, in sunshine and in shadow, has Mr. Stotler spent his life in faithful work for the upbuilding of the fair and prosperous city of Emporia; for a quarter of a century have all his energies, best thoughts, and hard earned savings been devoted to the one leading life aim of making Emporia a leading city of the State, and now after the realization of his highest hopes, he casts his lot with a new people. Wellington is to be congratulated, Emporia commiserated.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The Winfield Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 55 cents, corn 30 cents, hogs $4.50. Produce same as last week.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.


Don=t forget the cantata Sept. 17th & 18th.

The First National was illuminated with gas last week.

Mr. Lace Tomlin has taken a position in the First National Bank.

Miss Campbell has her own special scenery for the Cantata, Sept 17 and 18.

Anna, little daughter of Capt. Siverd, is confined to her bed with malarial fever.

The new Jennings & Crippen brick business building has been rented to a dry goods firm from the east.

Judge E. S. Torrance is quite sick with malarial fever and will not be able to hold court for some weeks to come.

Mr. James Fahey has rented the Brettun billiard rooms and is carpeting and fixing them up in a very attractive way.

BIRTH. And now comes the announcement just as we go to press that M. G. Troup is the happy dad of a new boy, come Wednesday.

DIED. Died, at Arkansas City, August 31, Guy Vincent Oly; child of Mr. and Mrs. E. A.

Barron, aged seven months and four days.

MARRIED. Mr. Jos. Groviden and Miss Emma Gardner were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony last week by Squire Young, of Tisdale.

Mr. A. P. Johnson has been absent in Arkansas since the 22nd ult., having been suddenly called there by a telegram announcing the death of his mother.

Some fiend threw Justice Buckman=s docket out of the back window into the alley last week. What his intentions on the docket were have not been divined.

We believe every wheat raiser who fails to use Smith=s Roller Attachment to their drills this dry, windy fall will make a great mistake against themselves.

Dr. T. B. Tandy, from Malta Band, Missouri, a graduate of the Louisville Medical College and a practitioner of many years, has located here and taken rooms in the McDougal block.

A pleasant note from H. Baxter in his Ohio retreat says: ANo life in politics yet. Blaine stock rising every day. Keep your eye on Ohio in October. Tell us about the weather in Kansas.@

Mr. Case brings us a beautiful apple from his orchard very large and of fine color. It also is an Aorphan@ and he wants it named. We will submit it to our horticultural friends on Saturday.

The COURIER received a pleasant call from Mr. A. P. Riddle, the next Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, Wednesday. He is one of the brainy men of the state and made a mark in the Senate during the last two sessions.

The COURIER was presented with the first bucket of peaches of the season last week by Mr. John T. Bailey, of Rock. They were all as large as teacups and averaged eight inches in circumference. Mr. Bailey has our thanks.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.


Squire Norman was down from Udall Thursday. He informs us that the citizens of that place have had three propositions for the erection of flouring mills. They will probably secure one of a hundred and fifty barrel capacity.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Messrs. Van Meter and Sidle have purchased the George Miller meat market, just south of the banks. They are fitting it up in good shape and expect to keep the choicest and best meats and run the markets up to the highest standard.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. Elmer Clymer, for some time assistant bookkeeper in the National Bank, has taken a position as bookkeeper and Cashier in W. A. Lee=s Implement House. Elmer has been faithful and efficient, and deserves success.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The Secretary has received upwards of a hundred applications from fakers and gamblers all over the country for permission to run gambling contrivances on the grounds during the fair. Nothing of the kind will be allowed on the grounds.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

J. B. Lynn comes to the front with a column this week. He has had the sidewalks around his store obstructed with boxes of goods arriving for some days past and will have a genuine Agrand opening@ soon. Lynn is always up with the times.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Miss Hattie Thornton, who has been visiting with her Aunt, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, for some time, returned to her home in Missouri Tuesday. She is a very bright and accomplished young lady and her presence will be missed in our society circles.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Samuel Kleeman=s goods have arrived at Winfield, and he has commenced business. We recommend him to the citizens of that place as a gentleman and a businessman, honest and worthy of their patronage and highest regard. Shelby County (Illinois) Leader.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Timme, the Tailor, of Kansas City, Missouri, will be at Winfield September 10th with a full and complete line of samples, comprising of the finest Fabrics of imported and domestic manufacture. The order taken will be made up under his immediate supervision. Prices moderate.

Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

It seems that Wilber Dever has been guilty of the unpardonable atrocity of sporting a Cleveland hat. The following from the Topeka Capital tells the story.

ALakin Garvey, the assistant in the Santa Fe ticket office, and >Doc,= the cashier at the depot, donned white plug hats yesterday, and boarding a hand car took a run down the main line east to the scene of Tuesday=s wreck. As the car hove in sight, and the section men and wrecking crew caught a glimpse of the Democratic beavers, an unearthly yell went up, which almost lifted the hats and their wearers from their car. With unflinching bravery they approached closer and this is the greeting they received: >Arrah, would ye moind the judes now?= >Look at that purty man with the Dimocratic cady,= and more remarks of the same nature. The boys were at first determined to brave the storm, but it became more furious, and they were obliged to mount their special observation car and propel themselves back to the city. The true Irishman has always been dead against white >churn= hats.@


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. Sheehy, whose wife died August 2nd and was buried Sunday, August 3rd, from the Baptist Church, returned August 23rd. Mr. Sheehy, in prospecting for a home to settle on in the western part of the State, was wholly ignorant of his deep loss until two days before his return, when he struck the railroad where he could hear from home. He lost no time in getting here, and while he was almost bewildered by his loss, he showed an honest appreciation of the kindnesses bestowed by neighbors and friends. He expects his sister to keep house for him and care for his motherless little ones. In addition to promptly paying all bills during his absence, he was very grateful to those who furnished what was needed.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The Cantata of the Sun and the Planets by twenty-two Misses and children in costume, to be followed by a dramatic recitation by Miss Flo. Campbell, who has made a specialty of Elocutionary work, all to close with a beautiful drama, the AGuarding Spirits,@ performed by seventy-two children from 6 to 12 years of age. The Canta and drama re both composed by Miss Campbell, who has produced a first class entertainment to which is added the accessions of good music and fine scenic and mechanical effect. The entertainment will be given at Manning=s Opera House Sept. 17th and 18th.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

A New Enterprise. This month J. S. Mann opens up a wholesale business in connection with his well established retail trade. Judging by the size and number of cases of goods that have been delivered at the rear of his store in the past ten days, we conclude he not only expects to supply our county, but the whole State with Clothing, Hats, Boots, etc. J. S. has always carried a first-class stock and his business has constantly increased to an extent to warrant him to embark in this enterprise. The COURIER wishes him all the success to which his energy and vim entitle him.



Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

John Stalter, a Democrat of thirty years standing and a prominent man in this community, joined the Blaine and Logan club last Saturday night and declared his intention to vote the Republican ticket this fall. Douglass Tribune.

Mr. Stalter is a resident of this county. He is one of our leading wool-growers and has felt the full tight of the Democratic industrial policy of free trade. He don=t want that kind of diet, and there are about fifty other old line democrats just like him in this county.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Charlie Bradford, son of Dr. J. H. Bradford, of Mulvane, killed a rattlesnake in the Territory last week sixteen feet and eleven inches long. It was three inches thick and ten inches in circumference and had twenty rattles. The boy says that when he ran onto it the snake coiled up and raised its head over four feet from the ground with its mouth wide open. It looked like it could swallow a man. He shot it with a Winchester. This is a pretty big snake story, but seems to be reliable.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. John Will Cottingham, of Fairview, brings us this week a production of the soil that beats the record. It is a bunch of AJohnston Grass@ nine feet three inches high. If any skeptic believes that Cowley can=t raise tame grass as high as a house, let him wander into this office and recline under the shade of a stem of AJohnston grass.@ Mr. Cottingham will have a bunch of it at the fair where everyone can examine it.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. G. Gillman, of Omnia Township, adds to our agricultural collection this week four ears of corn this year=s growth. One ear is of the yellow variety eleven inches long and well matured. Two others were not so long, but carry sixteen rows, which makes the ear very large and heavy. Mr. Gillman will be after P. H. Albright=s corn premium at the fair.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The Mayor and Council should provide an extra police force for fair week. The fame of Cowley=s fair has gone abroad all over the land and the rush will bring with it the attendant evils of pick-pockets, burglars, and the like. Already reports come to us from a detective agency in Kansas City that several gangs of them are heading for this place.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mrs. J. W. Withers, who with her little daughter, has been the guest of Mrs. W. J. Wilson for two or three weeks, has returned to her home in Fort Scott. Mrs. Withers is a charming and intelligent lady, an early friend and schoolmate of Mrs. Wilson, whose namesake little Kate Withers is a perfect beauty.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. E. F. Burnett, special traveling agent for the Santa Fe, was in the city Tuesday, looking up the probable attendance at the State Fair next week. He says it is to be the biggest and best of Topeka=s fairs. The fare from here for the round trip is only four dollars.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Dr. Mendenhall and family returned from their western trip last week. He dropped back into his professional ways so quietly that even his next door neighbors didn=t know when he returned. The frequent ringing of the office bell informed us of the fact.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Curns & Manser=s new office is going up rapidly. It is furnished with gas and will be finished throughout in the neatest and best style. They will have one of the most complete office buildings in southern Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. L. F. Johnson brought us in a splendid box of peaches last week. They were grown on his Arkansas Bolton farm and of course were of extra quality and flavor.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Applications for space for displays at the Fair are pouring in already. Last year=s fair was a good one, but it will not compare with the one old Cowley will show this year.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The managers of the skating rink wish it distinctly understood that they reserve the right to deny admittance to any person or persons they may wish to exclude.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The COURIER Cornet Band will furnish music for the Amerry sliders@ at the skating rink Thursday evening. They will be out in full uniform.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. T. R. Bryan is able to be around again after a severe sick spell.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The Last Share Subscribed.

Last Saturday evening the last share of the two hundred shares of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association was subscribed. The capital as authorized by the charter of incorporation issued by the State, viz: ATen Thousand Dollars divided into two hundred shares of fifty dollars each@ is now all subscribed and by January 1, 1885, will be fully paid up. Its Astatement,@ therefore, at the present writing, is as follows:


Present value of grounds, 53 2 acres at $150 per acreCa low estimate: $8,025.00.

Actual cost of improvements put on grounds to date as shown by the

Secretary=s books: $5.249.38.

Net profits of 1883 fair: $1,489.38.

TOTAL RESOURCES: $14,763.76.


Capital Stock: $10,000.00.

BALANCE: $4,763.76.


So it will be seen that each share of stock is actually worth today forty-eight percent premium. The first subscription to the capital stock was made by Hon. W. P. Hackney, on the 27th day of April, 1883. Messrs. Jas. F. Martin, H. Harbaugh, J. W. Millspaugh, D. L. Kretsinger, A. H. Doane, R. B. Pratt, M. L. Robinson, and Ed. P. Greer also subscribed at the same time. The next day, April 28th, a committee consisting of D. L. Kretsinger, A. T. Spotswood, and Ed. P. Greer waited on the citizens and secured subscriptions for about four thousand dollars of the stock. Half of the amount of each subscription was to be paid within sixty days and the other half on the December following. Upon these assurances M. L. Robinson and W. P. Hackney contracted for the grounds. When the 1883 fair opened the Directory had used all the money they had taken in on the sale of capital stock, and had borrowed upon their own personal security three thousand dollars more, in order to erect the necessary buildings. It was a big risk, but they were determined to see it through, and so cheerfully carried the burden. In addition to this they, with those who were also stockholders at the time, refused to accept the profits of last year=s work but returned it to the treasury, so that the gentleman who subscribed for the last share Saturday evening gets just as much as those who paid in their money over a year ago. There are one hundred and sixty-three shareholders who own the two hundred shares: an average of a little over one and a quarter shares to each person, so the association at the present time is anything but a Amonopoly.@ One hundred and twenty-six shares are held by persons living outside of Winfield, and one hundred and nineteen by persons now engaged in farming so that the farmers of Cowley County own and have the power to absolutely control their fair as they wish. We hope that every stockholder, especially the farmers, will hold on to their stock, no matter what flattering offers they may receive for it. If it is worth a hundred percent premium to someone else, it is worth it to you and much more, for upon the control and management of the farmers interested in it depends much of its future success and usefulness.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Representative Nominations.

We neglected to announce last week the unanimous nomination by the Republicans of the 68th district of Mr. John D. Maurer as their candidate for Representative. John Maurer is so well known and highly respected all over the county that any personal endorsement we might give is unnecessary. He was one of Cowley=s early county commissioners; is an energetic, upright, thorough going citizen, fully alive to the needs of the people and one in whose hands their interests may be safely trusted. He will be elected by a large majority.

The convention of the 87th District was held at Arkansas City, Saturday. There were four candidates: J. B. Tucker of Creswell, Dr. Carlisle of Bolton, S. G. Castor of Liberty, and Louis P. King of Beaver. Each had about equal strength. After 89 ballots were taken, Mr. King received their nomination.

Among the many bright, energetic young men of Cowley County, Louis P. King has no superior. With strong convictions, fearlessness in expressing them, a thorough acquaintance with the needs of his district, a bright mind, and an active temperament, he combines in a large degree the elements which will make his administration of the office an honor and a benefit to the district. He owns a fine farm in Beaver Township, on which he lives and enjoys the respect, confidence, and esteem of everyone who knows him. He is a strong candidate and will grow stronger every day, as his many qualities of mind and heart are brought to the knowledge of the people.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Henry E. Asp.

The Arkansas City Traveler pays Mr. Asp the following handsome compliment. AThe few who, before the convention, were opposed to Mr. Asp for county attorney were completely won over by his speech thanking the delegates for their unanimous nomination. Mr. Asp surprised even his most intimate friends by his eloquence. We doubt if a more ringing speech was ever heard in that opera house, and the great possibilities of our next county attorney were thus made apparent to the most doubting. The speech was evidence enough of his ability. No amount of abuse from DemocratsCno garbled lies or distorted assertionsCcan destroy the impression made upon that convention by our eloquent young friend, who then and there placed himself squarely before the people and outlined his course. Mr. Asp=s triumphant nomination will be followed by an equally triumphant election, and our citizens will never have cause to be less proud of him than were those who heard him last Saturday.@


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

We received a pleasant call Monday from Mr. A. J. Lyon, who has lately removed here from Dallas County, Iowa, purchased the Frank Barclay residence, on tenth avenue. He is a very pleasant and intelligent gentleman and has for twenty years been one of the leading citizens of Dallas County. He is a valuable acquisition to our city.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. N. C. Clark has opened up a hardware and coal business at the new town of Kellogg in Vernon Township. He has erected a building 22 x 48 and will keep a first-class stock of everything in the hardware, implement, or wagon line. He has a very large acquaintance and popularity and will do a good business.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

DIED. Mrs. Mahala T. Covert, mother of Thomas S. Covert, of Fairview Township, died Tuesday. Mrs. Covert was forty-seven years of age, and had been for some time a sufferer with cancer. She was a woman of many excellent virtues, and her loss is deeply mourned.



Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. J. L. Horning returned from his mountain trip last week, having Mrs. Horning at Silver Cliff, where she will remain for a time. From his refreshed and invigorated appearance, we should judge that he had subsisted largely on Amountain dew@ while out west.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. M. B. Rupp left several very large fine apples on our table last week. They were orphans and he wanted them named. A prominent horticulturalist whose attention we called to them, says they are the AKing of Tompkins County.@


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Deputy Treasurer Wilson did quick work with the tax sale Tuesday and finished it before noon. The bidding was lively, most of the tracts being knocked off at five acres. There were a large number of bidders present.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. Geo. Crippen, leader of the Courier Cornet Band, ordered for the Juvenile Band last week a new set of silver plated instruments. The boys will be nicely equipped with their showy uniforms set off with silver horns.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

DIED. Bryant Warren, fourteen year old son of Rev. T. C. Warren, of Dexter, died last week from injuries received by a runaway team. The funeral was held Saturday from the residence of Mr. Lundy, of this city.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. John Case, of Vernon, left us several fine peaches Friday. They were AGeorge IV@Cone of the finest flavored peaches we have. This was the opinion of several fruit growers who examined them.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. Ab. Holmes has been raising Amber cane for feed. He has cut with a binder and bound into bundles over 12 tons per acre and is satisfied that it will make the very best of feed.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Messrs. Warner Brothers came in from Clay County, Indiana, last week and will locate here. They are contractors and builders and come highly recommended.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Mr. Edward Reese, son of Mrs. J. T. Hackney, came out from Logan County, Illinois, Tuesday and will visit for a short time with his relatives heres.

Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Arthur Van Sycle, a young attorney, of Delaware, Ohio, spent part of last week in the city, a guest of Mr. Hill Jennings.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Miss Annie Service came in last week and is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. James Kirk. She will probably remain some time.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Dicken, of Richland, lost by death last Monday their infant daughter.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

The State Fair.

The State Fair at Topeka next week, commencing Monday, the 8th, and closing Saturday, the 13th, promises to be even a greater success than any of the fairs held in former years.



Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

County Surveyors Fees.

ED. COURIER: For the benefit of citizens of Cowley Co., I ask for information through your paper. What are the lawful charges per day for the labor of County Surveyor or his deputies? I take it for granted that extortion is not one of the prerogatives of the office. Please give the public the desired information.

Rock, Kansas, August 27, 1884. W. H. GROW.

The section in the Statute relating to the matter reads:

AThe Co. Surveyor shall receive $4.00 per day for the time actually and necessarily employed in going to and making a survey and returning to his office. For copy of plat of land or cost of survey, $2.00, making out complete report on all surveys made, by authority for county or township, $2.00, for recording surveys, per folio, 20 cents.@ If the survey is done by a deputy, the same fees prevail. Chairman and workers are allowed $1.50 per day each.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

County Central Committee.

The Republican County Committee met at the COURIER editorial rom at 2 o=clock, Saturday, August 30th, and organized by electing W. J. Wilson, of Winfield, chairman; W. C. Douglass, of Tisdale, secretary; and Geo. H. Buckman, treasurer. An executive committee of two from each representative district was appointed as follows.

From the 66th District, [left blank].

Fro the 67th District, John R. Sumpter, of Beaver, and L. E. Wooded, of Creswell.

From the 68th District, Dr. Hornaday, of Rock; and E. A. Henthorn, of Silver Creek.

After the transaction of some other business and the appointment of several special committees, the committee adjourned to meet at the COURIER office at 2 o=clock on Saturday, September 13th.

W. C. DOUGLASS, Secretary. W. J. WILSON, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Farmers Attention.

Do you notice that wheat is higher in the markets than it was a week ago while it is from 5 to 10 cents per bushel lower here? Why this? The reason is obvious. So many farmers have put their wheat on the market here that the city mills and elevator are full; hence their buyer is off the market, and now the shippers are buying wheat at 55 cents and shipping it, and next spring the city mills will want this wheat at from 90 cents to $1.00 per bushel, and will be obliged to ship it from Kansas City and other places at that price. Hence we would advise the farmers to bin their wheat and hold it for a better market, and feel sure if they will consult their own interests in this matter, they will do so. FARMER.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

66th Representative District Committee.

The Republican committee of the 66th representative district met in the COURIER rooms on Saturday, August 30th, at four o=clock p.m., and proceeded to permanently organize by the election of J. L. M. Hill, of Winfield, as chairman and W. C. Douglass, of Tisdale, as Secretary. The committee then adjourned subject to the call of the chairman.

W. C. DOUGLASS, Secretary. J. L. M. HILL, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Entry Book Opened.

The entry books for the fair are now opened at the Secretary=s office in the COURIER rooms, and will remain thee until Monday evening, Sept. 22nd, at which time the office will be removed to the grounds. Already hundreds of applications have been made for entries, stalls, and privileges to be much greater than last year. Everyone should make their entries as soon as possible.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Narrow-Gauge. The latest news from the narrow gauge is to the effect that Mr. Schute, the contractor, is now sub-letting and one hundred and fifty miles of the work which brings it to Winfield is to be completed by January 1st. Every day seems to strengthen the feeling that we will get the road.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

Card of Thanks. Mrs. Kirch desires us to return her sincere thanks for the many kindnesses shown the family during the sickness and death of her husband.




Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.


It raineth upon the just and the unjust immensely these times.

The Narrow gauge is still the talk. Rumor has it that work began Aug. 3.

The new Opera Hall is fast approaching completion and we expect John McCullough, by Christmas.

C. U. McHugh was tried for violation of the Prohibitory law, last week. Jury hung, 10 to 2 in favor of conviction. The case will be tried over again soon.

Our flouring mill is ready for the roof and will be in operation soon. It is only to be regretted that conflicting enterprise, and indecision of businessmen, was cheating us out of a mill so long.

Several of our citizens returned from a trip in Comanche County, a few days ago. They report the country dry, with hills, timber, and few inducements, but think that if regular rains ever visit that section, it will be a fine country in time.

No election excitement here. Uncle John Lee thinks Glick will get there, since returning from the Democratic convention. If he does, Jasper is a busted community for he has bet a cotton neck-tie and a pair of suspenders that Glick will drink his lager in private life after this.

This town has had a wonderful rest on balls, circuses, and operas, and as the place begins to recuperate, the myrtle turneth green again. The charming mother Hubbard cometh to the front with dazzling effect, and the drugstore clerk feels the collection of nickels in his right pantaloons pocket gradually assume in proportion which indicate the presence of 75 cents.

Cedarvale, one of the most prosperous places in this county, is more than holding its own this year, in the building line especially. Cox=s new stone Business block, the last of several good business houses erected this summer will soon be completed, while the town acknowledges the accession of several new residences to correspond in cost. In this connection it is unnecessary to state that Cedarvale has the best regulated balls, and the handsomest girls (one of whom has a mortgage on your correspondent) that can be found in Chautauqua County. As ever, JASPER.


Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.


H. M. Banta made Wichita a visit this week.

John Bybee of Topeka is here shipping peaches.

Geo. McIntire succeeded in capturing his escaped prisoner here last Monday.

Nopsinger & Co. will be in within a few days with another large herd of ponies which will be offered for sale.

The Shipments of peaches from this place are perfectly immense. For the past week there have been loaded on an average of 300 crates per day.

C. Bachs has bought a half interest in the city meat market. Bachs is an old butcher and his patrons can always rely on a choice steak from him.

J. H. Bullen is laying a stone sidewalk in front of his block, a much needed improvement worthy of imitation by a number of businessmen.

We are all satisfied and well pleased with the nominations of the Republican convention and predict a rousing majority for all the candidates in November.

Will Higgins has been suffering by an over-dose of Sanctification received at the Camp Meeting on Antelope Creek produced from too close contact with the Wild Ivy.

Jas. Naples is giving the City Hotel a thorough renovation, having closed the house for that purpose; hence Burnham, mine host of the Commercial, is fairly overrun with custom.

MARRIED. John McCallister and Miss Isadora Mentz became tired of single blessedness and hence made a visit to Squire W. H. Norman=s office, where they were united in the sacred bonds of matrimony, in the presence of a few chosen friends.

Mr. Patrick is shelling out his cribs of corn, will have about 80 car loads. S. S. Thompson is also shelling his, will have about 40 car loads. This gives our town a lively appearance and takes the energy of Harvey, the R. R. Agent, to keep them in cars, as well as the other shippers.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Monthly Meeting of the Horticultural Society.

September 6, 1884.

The Horticultural Society met in regular monthly session on the above date.

The Society was called to order by R. I. Hogue, President, Martin being absent.

Meeting appointed John Mentch, Secretary pro tem, in the absence of the Secretary.

President appointed committee on fruits and horticultural products on the table.

Messrs. G. W. Robertson, A. DeTurk, and Richardson, committee.

Report of committee as follows:

J. R. Richardson has apples of the following varieties: Fall Pippin, Priors Red, Pen Red Streak, two varieties unknown; all ver large and fine.

Mr. Jennings: Fall Pippin and Pen Red Streak, fine.

G. W. Robertson: Rambo, Grimes Golden, Willow Twig, Johnathan, Rome Beauty, Finks Seedling, Maiden Blush, English Russett, Domine, Ben Davis, and Medium.

Mr. DeTurk: Apple unknown, Peon, Duchess De Angolene, Clapps Favorite. Grapes: Norton=s Virginia. Peach: Gross Mignonna, Ward=s Late, Foster, Late Delaware, unknown; all fine.

C. J. Brano: Jonathan Gravenstein, Ben Davis; all very large.

J. Nixon: Apples, Pa Red Streak or Wine, Autumn Strawberry, two varieties unknown.

Wilson Shaw: St. Lawrence apple; very large.

Dr. Van Doren: the grape APrentiss.@



A. DeTURK, Committee.


JOHN MENTCH, Secretary pro tem. R. L. HOGUE, President.


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Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The Winfield Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 55 cents, corn 30 cents, hogs $4.50. Produce same as last week.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


Storm King Boots, at Prather=s.

Business House on Main street for rent. Inquire of F. S. Jennings.

If you want to rent a No. 1 stock farm, look up J. P. Short=s ad. in this issue.

Will Higgins, of the Sentinel, and C. G. Furry, of the Geuda Herald, were in town Thursday.

Louis Zenor and Ben Matlack made a flying visit to Ben=s cattle ranch in the Territory last week.

The United Brethren Church at Constant will be dedicated the second Sunday in October, the 12th.

Banker McKinley was down Monday looking over the hub. He reports the village of Udall flourishing.

W. R. McDonald and wife returned from the east Monday. Mrs. McDonald has been absent seven weeks.

Sam Kleeman has a sixty-seven pound watermelon, raised on the Arkansas River, on exhibition at his store Saturday.

Mrs. G. W. Miller and children, have returned from a two weeks visit with relatives and friends in Southwest Missouri.

The entry books of the fair opened Monday morning and over a hundred entries of stock were made before noon.

The Courier Cornet Band was out in full uniform at the rink last Thursday evening, and furnished some fine music.

Messrs. Horning & Whitney have the contract for tin roofing the Hasie block at Arkansas City and are now at work on it.

Children=s wool hose for 15 cents a pair at Hoosier Notion Store. Ladies wool hose for 35 cents a pair at Hoosier Notion store.

The colored boys have bought the band instruments from Ed Farringer used by the Juvenile Band and will organize in a short time.

Dr. Van Doren brought us some splendid specimens of the Prentiss grape last week. The flavor is as fine as any grape we have tasted.

Mr. W. L. Vandover, of Beaver, left us some very fine specimens of the ARussian Crab@ apples last week. They were the finest we have seen.

Mr. D. S. Sherrard brings us a bunch of eight foot Johnson grass grown from seed planted in June. He says it is especially fine for his sheep.

Mrs. Bishop, the popular Superintendent of the telephone service in this city, returned from a visit to friends in Illinois last week and is again at the Central office.

Mr. S. H. Crawford has completed a neat shop on Millington Street and his removed his location from Ninth Avenue to that place. S. H. is a rustler and a first-class merchant.

Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


Mr. M. Hahn returned from his eastern trip last week, having taken in the sights at Newport and Long Branch and bought an immense stock to replenish the depleted shelves at the Bee Hive.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

O. F. Boyle came down from Durango, Colorado, Monday. Mrs. Boyle has been spending the summer east and is expected here today when the two will spend some weeks here among their old friends.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mr. John Stalter lost two cows by lightning on the night of August 12th. They were insured in the German of Freeport and the other day he received eighty dollars, the amount of the insurance. Noble Caldwell, of this city, is the agent for the German.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mr. J. J. Carson of Richmond, Kentucky, was in the city several days last week looking out a location for a large clothing house, has contracted for a business house to be ready for the spring trade, and will be one of us in the future. Come on, Mr. Carson, we are ready to welcome you.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mr. O. F. Boyle came in from Colorado Monday and will spend several weeks among his many friends here. He looks rugged and healthy and enjoying mountain life. All the old Winfield fellows wander back regularly. Tony is highly taken with our city=s improvement.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. Samuel G. Owen, National Bank examiner for this district last week. He came down and made an official examination of the First National, and reports everything in guilt-edged shape. Mr. Owen is a very pleasant gentleman and a thorough expert in banking.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The German Insurance Company, of Freeport, Illinois, through Noble Caldwell, district agent, paid during the month of August, the following losses by lightning: G. C. Orand, 1 horse; John Stalter, 2 cows; Wm. Aumann, 1 cow; D. McMillian, 1 cow; K. M. Barbour, 1 steer; E. B. Bradley, house damaged; School district No. 56, Sumner County, house damaged. This company make a specialty of farm insurance, and being a western company, knows the wants and customs of the western people, and in addition to insuring against fire and lightning, insures against tornado and cyclones. If you want to insure your buildings, stock, grain, farming implements, etc., and in a company that pays 100 cents on the dollar, call on or address Noble Caldwell, agent for Cowley and Sumner Counties, or G. E. Lubin, soliciting agent, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

A woman=s relief corps was formed here on Monday last. This is an organization in connection with the Grand Army of the Republic, and is one of the most interesting and useful helps towards the advancement of the objects of the G. A. R. in existence. The meetings are held every Thursday at 3 p.m., until further notice. The success of the Corps is largely due to the exertions of Comrades H. H. Siverd and J. H. Finch, committee of the

G. A. R.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Capt. Stuber and wife of Richland leave Thursday to visit their old Illinois home at Peoria. One of the captain=s old friends is a candidate for Congress in the Peoria district and he takes considerable interest in the campaign. If there is a man in Kansas who would travel five hundred miles to say a good word for a friend or a principle in which he believed, that man is Capt. Stuber. The COURIER wishes them a pleasant visit and a safe return.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mr. John A. Eaton has purchased an interest in the Farmers= Bank and assumes the position of cashier. He will return to Ohio, wind up his law business, and return with his family at an early day. In Mr. Eaton Winfield gains a splendid citizen, a perfect gentleman, and one possessed of much more than ordinary ability. He is at present a law partner with the Attorney General of Ohio.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Will White brought us down a couple of sweet potatoes from his Fairview farm last week. They were mammoth fellows, as large as a water pitcher. Mr. White said he had no idea that he was raising such potatoes and was very much surprised when he dug them out. He will have to raise the balance of the crop with a crowbar.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

A lamp exploded in J. J. Mann=s clothing store last Wednesday evening, throwing all over the goods, and destroying and damaging nearly a thousand dollars worth of goods. There was considerable excitement for a time and the fire companies were out, but did not turn on the stream. Mr. Mann had gas pipes ready, but was waiting for fixtures before taking out his lamps.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The ladies of the Christian Church have secured Dining Hall privilege on the Fair ground which will be run in first class style. All members and friends are solicited to donate as liberal as possible in the good work, and can leave donations at Bryan & Lynn=s Grocery Store or will be kindly received at the Dining Hall at any time during the fair.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Wednesday, word was received here that the soldiers were playing sad havoc with the Oklahoma cattlemen. On Capt. Nipp=s ranch they destroyed his wire fence entirely, consuming two days in the operations. Dr. Love was arrested by the militia and taken to Rock Falls. There they gave him his freedom. [Boomer related?]


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Prof. Farringer and family left for Chicago last week, where they will probably locate. The Professor understands his business and we are sorry to see him leave. The COURIER wishes him and his estimable family success in whatever place their lot may be cast.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

We received an excellent article from Dexter this week, but cannot publish it under the rule that we must have the writer=s full name on all occasions. Correspondents will please remember this. The name is not for publication, but simply for our own information.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Everybody knows that Winfield has more musical talent among the young folks than any town of its size in the state. If you don=t believe this, go to Mannings Opera House on the evenings of Sept. 17 and 18 and you will be convinced of the fact.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Steward, residing on East Ninth Avenue, mourn the loss of their boy, who died of typhoid fever last Thursday evening. They are also much alarmed at the condition of two others of their children and who are very low with the same disease.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

There will be a meeting at the Schoolhouse hall at New Salem, on Friday evening, the 12th of September, for the purpose of organizing a Blaine and Logan club.

W. C. Douglass, Chairman, Republican Central Committee of Tisdale Township.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

A gentleman left a very fine apple with us last week to have its variety determined, but before we could get hold of a horticulturist, some hungry friend got hold of the apple and so its identity will have to remain undetermined.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Prof. Graham Smith, from Augusta, Kentucky, is visiting this city and will open a select school if he has sufficient encouragement. He is a gentleman and scholar and will doubtless give ample references as to his qualifications.




Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The cornerstone of the new M. E. Church at New Salem will be laid on Wednesday, the 27th inst., with appropriate ceremonies at 2 o=clock, p.m. Rev. Kelly and Thomas Andas, Presiding Elder, will be present.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The Juvenile Missionary Society of the M. E. Church will give a Missionary Tea at lecture room of the M. E. Church between the hours of 5 and 7 o=clock next Tuesday P. M. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The card of Messrs. Frazier & Harvey, plain or ornamental plasterers, appear in this issue. They are first-class workmen. They are at present doing up Mr. Rogers= new residence on east Ninth Avenue.

PLASTERING. The undersigned have formed a co-partnership in the plastering business, and will take contracts for work, plain or ornamental, to be done promptly and in first-class manner. Estimates furnished on short notice. Leave orders at Warner Bros. shop in old Foundry Building. CHAS. FRAZIER,



Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The famous Copeland flock of thoroughbred sheep were entered for our fair Monday. Also a flock of Liecestershires and Southdowns. The sheep exhibit will be as fine as ever seen in Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Cheap Bread for the Millions. Webber to the Front. No more famine prices with wheat at fifty cents per bushel. None genuine except Webber=s brands, Queen Bee, Mayflower, and Grip.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

No more hungry Families while Webber=s Standard Brands can be had at all the live grocery stores in Winfield. Guaranteed better than any other brands in the market.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mr. T. B. Myers has just finished putting in a lot of fine opera chairs in the hall. They add greatly to the comfort and convenience of the house.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The new woven-wire fence men on South Main Street advertise in this issue. They make a neat, durable fence and very cheap.

AD. Fence your Yards, your Gardens, Fence your Farms, with -THE- CLIMAX COMBINATION PORTABLE FENCE. It is composed of five two-strand cables of the best annealed Bessemer steel wire, firmly interwoven with pickets at a uniform distance of 2 2 to 3 inches apart, making it much stronger and more durable than plank. It is stronger than barb wire, and being visible, stock will not run against it and injure themselves. The pickets are also strong and durable. It is portable; it is cheap; it is dog proof; it is chicken proof; it is pig proof; and the handsomest, cheapest, and best fence in the world. Two men can take down, remove, and put up 160 rods in one day, and 80 to 160 rods can be handled in a single load. Anyone can set it up or take it down and experience no trouble. For further information call on or address McCRORY, ORR & CO.,

Winfield, Kansas, 2 blocks South of the Skating Rink.

Manufacturers of the Climax Combination Fence.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


A. J. KINNEAR, at His New Store on East Ninth Avenue, Winfield,

Is offering special inducements to all parties on Hardware. Having fitted up by far the finest shop in Winfield and employed an excellent tinner to take charge of it, I can fully guarantee all Tin and Sheet Iron work placed in our hands. Builders will find it to their interest to call on us before placing their orders, as we make a specialty of



Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.



Our stock of Dress Goods, consisting of all the latest shades and novelties, is the best selected in the city, and prices are lower than the same goods are sold for in larger cities.

We desire to say to ladies who have been ordering goods from Eastern cities that we have made arrangements by which we save you postage and express charges. Bring us your samples and entrust us with your orders, and we will duplicate prices and guarantee satisfaction.

Orders sent out every day at 4:30 P. M.




50 Dozen Towels at 25 cents each, worth 50 cents.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


Mrs. Morgan and Miss M. Rinker, sisters of Mr. G. L. Rinker, came in from Indiana last week and will remain until after the fair.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mrs. A. Herpich left Sunday morning for Wellington, where she will visit for a week with her daughter, Mrs. Albert Cobean.

Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Good board and good rooms, for a few, 9th Avenue, next to Mr. Fahey=s new house.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

More Big Corn.

And now the big corn begins to come in. Last week we had a couple of big ears, one eleven inches long and another with sixteen rows of grains. Tuesday morning Mr. D. Byers, of Ninnescah, brought us in samples from his corn field, which make a most acceptable addition to our collection. One ear is twelve and a half inches long. Another has twenty rows of grains and weighs two pounds. He brings us also two stalks each of which bears two mammoth ears. The stalks are ten feet high. These are splendid productions and show the remarkable fertility of Cowley=s soil. With twenty-eight bushels of No. 2 wheat to the acre and such corn crops as these, no wonder that our people are prosperous.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Albright=s Special Premium.

Mr. P. H. Albright=s special thirty dollar premium should be competed for by every farmer in Cowley County. Bring in a bushel of your best corn on the first day of the fair and let the World know what Cowley can do in the corn line. Mr. Albright=s premium is as follows:

THIRTY DOLLARS: For the bushel of corn grown in Cowley County this year, weighing seventy pounds and containing the least number of ears. The Premium is drawn in as follows: Fifteen dollars to first; Ten dollars to second; and five dollars to third. Corn must be entered on the first day of the fair and judged on the last.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Woman=s Relief Corps.

The Woman=s Relief corps, No. 39, was organized in Winfield on Monday, the 8th of September, by electing the following officers.

President, Mrs. E. P. Hickock.

Senior Vice President, Mrs. J. S. Hunt.

Junior Vice President, Mrs. George Crippen.

Secretary, Mrs. Rev. Kelly.

Treasurer, Mrs. E. B. Dalton.

Chaplain, Mrs. J. H. Finch.

National Inspector, Mrs. Bates.

Conductor, Mrs. W. H. Shearer.

Guard, Mrs. T. B. Myers.

They were installed by order of the Deputy President, by Commander C. E. Stuevens, of Post No. 85, G. A. R.




Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Cowley in the Worlds Exposition.

Last Monday, Mr. J. P. Short, as committeeman for the Cowley County Horticultural Society, shipped his collection of fruit for the World=s Exposition at New Orleans. The collection was made under his supervision and is very fine, embracing specimens of every variety of our fruit. They will be exhibited as the Cowley County, Kansas, collection.@ Cowley is always in the lead.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

All Should Go. All parents having little children in the Cantata 17th and 18th, should go and take their neighbor along in order to see their little ones take an active part in the most beautiful performance ever presented in our AQueen City.@


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Heywood=s New York Mastodons. This great troupe of 30 performers will appear Monday, Sept. 15. They travel in a special car of their own. Our exchanges speak of them in the most flattering terms, and pronounce their entertainment first-class in its line. There are no long interludes, but a constant chain of interesting, delightful, and side-splitting performances. Let all attend.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Miss Campbell. The manager of the Cantata, to be presented Sept. 17th and 18th, comes highly recommended, and will undoubtedly present an interesting performance.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Concert. A ABran@ new orchestra, composed of AWinfield Musicians,@ will furnish some splendid music at the Cantata Sept. 17 and 18.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The COURIER acknowledges the receipt of tickets to the Caldwell Fair, which comes off on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of October. Tell Walton is Secretary. One of the features is a regular Mexican blood curdling bull fight. We think we will go over and see how Tell demeans himself as king of the arena.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

J. P. Baden has been receiving an immense amount of new goods during the week and the shelves of his mammoth double store are being fairly loaded down with new and elegant designs in ladies goods and everything that humanity wants to wear or eat.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Jim McLain was the recipient Monday of a handsome solid silver star and badge of tasty design and neatly executed. It was made and presented to him by Messrs. Fred Greenlee and John Hudson. It is needless to say that the gift is highly appreciated.

Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mr. Wm. Hayden received news Wednesday of the death of both his father and mother, which occurred some weeks ago at their home in Virginia. The father was seventy-eight years old and the mother seventy-two.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The Directors of the Building and Loan Association met Monday evening and loaned over sixteen hundred dollars to persons who will build homes with it. The association is doing a great deal of good in the community.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. Samuel Roseberry, of Indiana, and a brother of M. S. Roseberry, last Monday. He has been taking in the beauties of Cowley for some weeks.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Clerk Hunt was engaged Wednesday in making out tax deeds on sixty Arkansas City lots to Frank Hess. Frank bought these in 1881 and seems to have struck a bonanza.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

A man by the name of Algeo was shot in Silverdale Township last Monday by a Mr. Prindle. A woman was at the bottom of it. Algeo will probably recover. No arrests.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Miss Anna Maher, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W. T. Madden, of this city, since last November, returned to her home in Washington, Indiana, last Thursday.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

The passenger train going east Tuesday evening on the Southern Kansas was delayed by a stone car breaking down on the main track near Charley Schmidt=s quarry.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mr. F. M. Friend returned from the east last week. He purchased a heavy line of fine millinery goods, besides taking in the sights and visiting his old home.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s parents, Sept. 3rd, 1884, by Rev. B. Kelly, Mr. William E. Gilbert, and Miss Lydia L. Horner, all of Cowley County, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Rowland=s little baby boy died Tuesday and was buried Wednesday afternoon from the residence of G. B. Rowland.



Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Charlie Schmidt, Jr., went up to Topeka Monday to take in the State fair, and will remain during the week.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Mrs. w. W. Andrews and daughter returned last week from an extended visit to friends in New York.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Messrs. Finkleburg and Perry came up from the City Sunday and passed most of the day here.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

August Gogoll went to Topeka Tuesday to take in the State fair and visit a week with his family.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Profs. Beaty and Vaughn have organized a writing school and began work last week.

[Not sure of the word Vaughn...paper had Vaugh???]


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Our County Fair.

But two weeks will elapse and then comes the week of the Fair. From every indication we expect a very large exhibit in every department. The utmost efforts are being put forth by the Board in preparing to accommodate exhibitors in such a manner as not only to please them but also the thousands of visitors. There are now 140 stalls for horses and cattle, built in the most approved manner; also sufficient and convenient pens for hogs and sheep. Sufficient enclosures for herds are going up, and Additional room for agricultural and fine art exhibits are being provided. The amphitheatre is doubled in seating capacity and it, with the quarter stretch, will up to twelve o=clock of each day be free to all visitors. The exhibition of stock and the award of premiums will be given during the forenoon of each day in the grand ring in front of the Amphitheatre. The Grove of seventeen acres is in splendid condition and with the abundance of good water will make it pleasant to visitors and their teams. The grounds will be properly policed by men both competent and gentlemanly, who together with the officers, members of the Board and stockholders; all of whom will wear badges suited to their position, will be pleased to answer questions and in any other way add to the pleasure of visitors.

They expect, under the rules of the Board and from the exemplary character of citizens, the same good conduct that was so noticeable last year.

Stockholders, on applying to Ed. P. Greer, Sec., will be supplied with a badge to be worn during the attendance at the fair; also a stockholder ticket. This arrangement is made for the convenience of the stockholder and his family. The member can wear the badge and his wife and minor members of his family retain the ticket and though they may be separated, the holders will be permitted to enter and leave the grounds at all times and also free admission to the quarter stretch.


It is with pleasure I speak of this subject. Gambling and gambling devices and games of chance; also the sale and use of intoxicating drinks are, by an unanimous vote of the Board, positively prohibited. The Dancing Floor, however enjoyable it may be to some persons, has frequently from well known causes been rendered disreputable and a source of annoyance, consequently, it will not be on the ground.

In all of its management the Board has acted with commendable wisdom and moral dignity, to have the fair not only a place of pleasure and profit, but also a place where parents may come with their children and realize that all may be free from evil temptations.

Friday, Sept. 26, will be children=s day. On that day all children under fifteen will be admitted free, when accompanied by parents or guardian. Boys and girls riding, also Bicycle riding, and other performances will take place for their special benefit.

All persons designing to compete for premiums either regular or special, on Butter, Bread, Cake, or Pie, are specially requested to bring such on Wednesday morning, Sept. 24. They will be adjudged on that day. The entries on the same may be made up to 9 o=clock on Wednesday morning. The request is made that these articles especially may be examined while they are alike in a fresh condition. By referring to the premium list, you will find that all entries must be made by Tuesday evening, Sept. 23, exceptions in the above cases are made for the reasons above given. Any dissatisfaction in regard to the word of awarding committee or other reasonable complaints should be promptly reported to any member of the Board, the Secretary or to the undersigned.

JAS. F. MARTIN, President.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

DIED. Little Ida May Harvey was born February 29th, 1883; died Sept. 5th, 1884, aged 18 months, 8 days.

Go to thy rest, fair child,

Go to thy dreamless bed,

While yet so gentle, undefiled,

With blessings on thy head.


Fresh roses in thy hand,

Buds on thy pillow laid.

Haste from this dark and fearful land,

Where flowers so quickly fade.


Because thy smile was fair,

Thy lips and eyes so bright,

Because thy cradle care

Was such a dear delight.


Shall love, with weak embrace,

Thy upward wing detain?

No! Gentle angel, seek thy place,

Amid the cherub train.



Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

To the Public.

I have recently associated with me my sister, Miss Anna McCoy, who has received preparation from the best musical instructors in New York City, and who will be prepared to give thorough instruction in both vocal and instrumental music. She shall be able to furnish every recommendation to pupils, and respectfully solicit the patronage of parents who are desirous of supplying their children with either vocal or instrumental instruction. Terms will be furnished upon application.

Respectfully, Nettie R. McCoy. Residence of J. S. Mann.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.



September 3rd. At his home seven miles South of Dexter, P. M. Spurgar, aged 53 years.

September 4th, at her home near Dexter, Mrs. Bullington, aged 76 years.

September 5th, Harry, son of J. P. and Nancy Stewart, aged two years.

September 5th. At the parent=s home, near Burden, Edith, daughter of Charles and Susan Wirt, age 3 years.

September 5th. At her home near Floral, Mrs. Minnous, aged 56 years.

September 5th. At his home in Winfield, Derby Jackson, colored. Aged 22 years. He was buried by the Colored Odd Fellows, of which order he was a worthy member.

September 6th, at the parent=s residence in Winfield, Millie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, aged 2 years.

September 7th. At the parent=s home on Grouse, Ida, infant daughter of T. M. and Jane



Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Five Great Shows. The St. Louis, New Orleans, Louisville, Chicago, and Milwaukee Exposition are five great shows. They are of estimable value to this country. Visit as many as you possibly can. At each there will be a fine display of carriages and harness made by the Elkhart Carriage and Harness Manufacturing Co., of Elkhart, Indiana. This firm ship anywhere with privilege to examine before paying one cent, and sell at retail or wholesale prices. Eighty page catalogue sent free. Address W. B. Pratt, Secretary, Elkhart, Indiana.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Must and Will be Sold. Now is a good opportunity to obtain a first-class instrument at your own price. Two elegant organs and an upright Emerson Grand Concert piano. Call on Dr. T. B. Taylor.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


Geo. T. Frazier was thirty-six last week Friday, and received from his wife, as a birthday present, a handsome gold watch charm, with a cross and compass on one side, and the characters A. O. U. W., on the other.

The most of the wheat shipped from here goes to the mill at Winfield. This is a good thing all around as it keeps that much more capital in the county, and the farmers get from two to three cents more per bushel than Kansas City prices.

At Mulvane Wednesday, a man supposed to be named Chas. Williams, while endeavoring to board a freight train while in motion, fell under the wheels. One of his legs was cut off, the other one was badly hurt, his head was crushed, and a hole knocked in his back. His injuries are such that he can hardly live.

Sheriff McIntire passed through town on the evening train Monday, having in charge a number of Osage and Big Hill Indians, whom he was escorting to Wichita. They will attend court there as witness in a pony stealing case in which they are also plaintiffs. The Indians were burly, hideous looking fellows, well smeared up with grease and paint, and decorated with feathers and beads. They would be a bad, cruel lot if at large with hatchet, bow, and arrow and scalping knife.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


Mrs. F. C. Gross has been in Winfield several days visiting her parents.

Uncle Johnny Wilson visited Winfield last Saturday. He was surprised to find Winfield improving so rapidly, it being so far removed from Burden.

Ed. Campbell of Winfield came over Sunday, got his foot hacked by a corn knife, and went home Monday. He will probably keep out of the rural districts for a week or two.

The Cowley County fair this year will be simply immense. Cowley County can furnish exhibits that would astonish the world, and our people are making preparations for a grand display.

MARRIED??? W. P. Strother took a claim in Omnia Township last spring. It seems, however, that he had filed on a claim previous to his coming here. At least, he came home last week after a visit of several weeks to Kentucky, having Aproved up.@ He brought his claim with him. She is a good claim, and we claim the right to wish them happiness through life.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the M. E. Parsonage, Winfield, Kansas, by Rev. B. Kelly, Mr. Henry Hendon and Miss Isabell Harbour. All of Cowley County, Kansas.




Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

NEWS FROM UDALL. [From Correspondent.]

Public school opened here on the 1st; Prof. J. W. Campy as principal and Miss Strong as assistant.

Mrs. D. C. Green has been suffering from a severe attack of malarial fever, but is now convalescing.

The musical concert of Prof. Jones on the 4th was a grand success, especially the winging of Miss McKinley and Miss Martin.

Mrs. Hallie White returned from Illinois a few days ago. Her Aworser@ half will be here the 13th with a car load of choice horses.

During the last month Udall has shipped one hundred and forty-eight cars of corn and twenty-eight cars of wheat, and yet the good work goes on.

AMetropolitan,@ that=s the word, cause we done had a circus in our town. Tony Agler=s Agrand combination of curiosities@ visited us on the 6th.

This week Squire Norman will present to Judge Torrance the compliments of our citizens and request him to grant an order for our incorporation as a city of the 3rd class.

We would suggest to the caricaturist of the Sentinel a subject entitled AWill Higgins at the town meeting with Dale and Martin partaking of the feast while he stands or rather sits in the background a picture of sad despair.@

And now comes Squire Wm. B. Norman who saith to the boys, AYou must not >crack loo= anymore for pennies or else the weighty hand of the law will be laid heavily upon your shoulders,@ and the boys went sorrowful from his presence.

Messrs. Steele & Co., have erected a large and commodious warehouse for grain, which will be changed into an elevator at an early day. The capacity of the storing rooms is about 10,000 bushels. Messrs. Dale & Werden have also built one of the same capacity.

John W. Boyle and his estimable lady started for their native hills of Ohio on the 8th. Father Boyle will see many changes that have taken place since he left there over 40 years ago, more than tongue can tell or pen describe. We wish them a safe and happy visit.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


Mr. W. C. Douglass is out west with friends.

Putting up hay and millet is the order of the day.

Mrs. Gilmore has also returned to her Salem home.

Mr. Edgar and family are off to their claim in Harper.

Mr. J. D. Dalgarn has returned from his trip out west.

Mrs. Mollie Fitzgerald visited the dear ones at home last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett, of Topeka, are guests in the Johnson manor.

Doctor Downs and wife have returned from their visit in Hutchinson.

Mr. and Mrs. Pennington, of Oxford, are the guests of the Misses Dalgarns.

Miss Mary Dalgarn has been having a fine time down at Oxford with friends in that vicinity.

Mr. Mack Hutchison has returned to Salem and has been well shaken by his many friends.

Mr. J. A. Hoyland has returned to his home in Wisconsin as the friends here were better, but far from well.

Mr. Correll will teach the old Salem school this winter. Mr. Lucas will again be principal at New Salem.

Mr. Rufus Hoyland, nephew of J. W., arrived from Pennsylvania on the 6th. He is pleased with breezy Kansas.

Some of the young people surprised Miss Frankie Miller on the evening of the 23rd and let her know it was her birthday.

Miss Ettie Johnson will spend several weeks in Topeka, the guest of Mrs. Everett, and will also attend the State Fair while there.

Salemites received a treat in the form of temperance speeches from Messrs. Judge Gans and Henry E. Asp on Thursday evening last.

Mr. McMillen=s cousin, from Olathe, on his way to see the western part of Kansas, stopped off long enough to make them a little visit.

Mrs. Mansfield, of Old Salem, has been very sick with the measles, but is convalescent. Her brother, Alonzo Crane, also had them but is all right now.

DIED. Mrs. Mansfield=s mother is consigned to the silent tomb today, a victim to the fell destroyer, consumption. Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones.

Mr. Chapell, Sr., has a nice new buggy, and Mrs. Bovee and Isaac Crane are not behind in that line. Salemites can sing AJump into the buggy and all take a ride,@ or, Await for it.@

Had a fine time at the picnic. Plenty of goodies to take home. Prof. Limerick favored us with an excellent speech. Rev. Graham and Rev. Irwin also made short speeches both full of good things.

Mr. John Irwin has again gone off to college, and his nice S. S. class of bright young ladies miss him in the Sunday school, as he is an excellent teacher and can point and lead them through the narrow path of Christian love and duty. May he return ere long with his wealth of laurel.

Doctor Downs and his good wife will be missed in Salem S. S., and elsewhere. He has gone to Ohio to attend medical college, and Mrs. Downs accompanied him. In their search for happiness and fortune may they always think they can be found in all purity, grandeur, etc., only in heaven, but may the find a goodly share of the good things of this life allowed to them here, and in the end find perfect joy.

Mr. Fitzgerald was very sick at the Indian Government school in the Nation and sent for Mr. Joe Hoyland. He immediately hastened to him and insisted on him returning with him to his home in New Salem. But he did not feel able that day to endure the journey, but when his physician was consulted, he said it was the best thing he could do, so the next evening found him the invalid guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hoyland, and he is now convalescent.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Prof. A. H. Bach, formerly professor of music in the Bowling Green, Kentucky, female college, will be at Friend=s Temple of Music and Fashion on Monday, the 15th, inst., between the hours of two and five p.m., and would be pleased to meet the music loving public, or anyone interested in procuring the services of a first class professor of music. The Prof. comes to us highly recommended, and has had fourteen years successful experience as a teacher of piano, organ, vocal culture and theory, and will doubtless permanently locate with his family at Winfield, provided he receives the encouragement he deserves.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.


For Sale. Some high grade short horn 2 and 3 year old steers. W. O. WRIGHT.

Hogs for Sale. Six piggy sows and fifteen shoats for sale. Inquire of Joe Miller.

Stone fence builders: Wanted, estimates for erection of stone wall about one half mile, stone quarrying included. For particulars apply to I. Freedie, Mount Lothian, on Muddy Creek, Douglass.

Lost or Stolen. 1 brown horse, a natural pacer, saddle and collar marks, splint on inside of right fore leg, 15 hands high, weight 1,000 pounds. A liberal reward will be paid for the return of the horse or information that will lead to his recovery. SAMUEL STEELE, Winfield.

Stock Farm for Rent. A splendid stock farm containing over four hundred acres, eighty in cultivation, forty in timber, balance hay and grazing land. Walnut River runs through place, also fine spring branch. Will lease to the right party for a number of years; possession given March 1st, next. Address or apply to J. P. SHORT, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

RECAP. District Court. Divorce Petition: William Bridwell, Plaintiff, against Louella B. Bridwell, Defendant. To be heard October 15, 1884. W. P. HACKNEY, Attorney for Plaintiff.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

RECAP. Final Settlement, Probate Court, Estate of Alfred E. Johnson, William H. Johnson, Administrator, to be held first Monday in October, 1884.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

Hunters Take Notice.

We, the undersigned, hereby give notice to all persons that we will prosecute to the full extent of the law all persons who may be found hunting upon our premises.

E. Rogers, Wm. White, H. N. Rogers, R.V. Case, C. C. Anderson, W. H. Butler, J. O. Hawley, Elijah Cubbison, John Martin, C. [?O.?] F. Huston, J. O. Vanorsdal, J. W. Douglass, W. Darling, Wm. Sapp, J. G. Anderson, Sam Andre, Jess Triby, S. R. Sapp, R. B. Carson, William Johnson, J. S. Savage, H. T. Hittle, F. J. Moore, F. Swan, W. K. Taylor, F. Gretzinger, J. M. Wolf, J. M. Guches.


Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

RECAP. Final settlement Estate of William H. Smith, deceased, Administratrix, Edna I. Smyth, October 6, 1884.

Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.

T. B. TANDY. Physician and Surgeon, Office in McDougal Block.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Notice to Hunters.

Hunters are hereby notified not to hunt on our premises, Those who do will be promptly arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Robert Weakly, Frank Weakly, A. Weakly, Wm. Schwantes, J. A. Rucker, B. D. Hanna, N. R. Wilson.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

DR=S. VAN DOREN & BAILY. SURGEON DENTISTS. Office two doors west of Post Office on 9th Avenue.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


I will open in a few days in the new Jennings-Crippen building, front rooms upstairs, a Merchant Tailoring Establishment. My stock of Cloths will be first-class in quality and finish, and will be made up complete to order. I have had over twenty years= experience as a Tailor both in Europe and America, and have worked in all the large cities of the country. This experience enables me to assure the public that work entrusted to my hands will be perfect in every way. No work will be allowed to leave my establishment until satisfactory.

I have the honor to refer by permission to Bullene, Moores & Emery, Kansas City, with whom I have been for several years, also to any merchant of standing in that city.

Hoping that the citizens of Winfield and vicinity will oblige me with their orders, I am


JULIUS GOCZLIWSKI (Late of Kansas City.)


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.



CAPITAL: $50,000.00

SURPLUS: $18,000.00.

Oldest Bank in the County. Established 1871. [Skipped Correspondents.]


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The Winfield Markets. The markets are steady and about the same as last week, with wheat 50 cents, corn 32 cents to 33 cents, oats 20 to 22 cents, and hogs $4.50 to $4.75 per cwt. Smaller produce is abundant with butter 20 cents, eggs 12 1/4 cents, potatoes 60 cents to 75 cents. Peaches are in demand at from 50 cents to $1.50 per bushel.



Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


AThe Fairies Mission@ at the Opera House tonight.

All text books used in Cowley County for sale at Goldsmiths.

S. S. Stivers has sold his Ninth Avenue restaurant to Wm. Saunders.

Only first class work done and warranted at M. A. Boyer, the Jeweler.

AWho have ears to hear, let them hear.@ Mrs. Perkins Sunday at 4 p.m. Positively no failure this time.

Welch & Bourdette have moved their lunch counter to the Mendenhall building, several doors east of their former stand.

Miss Mattie Marshall, niece of Judge T. H. Soward, returned last week from a lengthy visit with a sister in Quartz, Colorado.

Hickory Township, Butler County, voted Monday on the bond proposition of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad. It was carried by a large majority.

You will find at M. A. Boyer=s, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, etc., twenty-five percent cheaper than ever sold in Winfield.

Some burglars broke into Eli Read=s store at New Salem, Saturday night, and took about a hundred and fifty dollars in merchandise. They pried open a back window.

The finest lot of peaches ever laid on the COURIER tables was brought in last Saturday by Mr. A. Bookwalter, of Pleasant Valley. They were the Indian Red and anyone of them as large as your double fists.

New Salem organized a Blaine and Logan club of thirty members last Friday evening. Henry E. Asp addressed the meeting. Long ears here and there in the assembly indicated a slight sprinkling of Democracy, but not enough to cool in the least the Republican ardor.

Still the Mammoth productions roll in! The latest addition to our agricultural display was made by Mr. James Hubbard, of Ninnescah Township, in twelve huge ears of mixed corn, anyone of which is fourteen inches long and appears to contain grains enough for a good Afeed.@ A half bushel would hardly contain the twelve ears.

BIRTH. Owing to its oddness and the fact that no cigars made their appearance, we neglected to mention the blessing which came to Cap. Whiting a week ago, in a bouncing boy. Cap. has become pretty well acquainted with the prattler by this time and Aknows how it is himself.@ If that boy isn=t as pretty as a peach, it isn=t the fault of his papa and mamma.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


They Visit Cowley Two Hundred and Seventy-Five Strong with a View to Location.

That Cowley=s fame is abroad in the East was confirmed last Thursday when the Santa Fe train came rolling in with two hundred and seventy-five excursionists from AOld Kaintuck.@ The excursion was inaugurated at Hustonville, Kentucky, and was brought about through a railway war, bringing the round trip fair down to nine dollars. Over four hundred started for Kansas, the number given above headed straight for Cowley. Winfield was flooded with excursionists Thursday, and our real estate men were kept busy showing up our attractions. The visitors Atook in@ different parts of the county, all Arounding up@ on Friday at Arkansas City for a visit into the famed Indian Territory. Hotels everywhere were chuck full. After a few days in Cowley, the excursionists moved on to Harper and other counties, but not without having made a number of investments here. They wee all charmed with our county, and the number of Kentucky farms which will be disposed of for a removal into the Banner County, and different parts of the west, will be almost equal to the number of excursionists. They were mostly men of familiesCwell-to-do enterprising men, who could appreciate the sterling worth and substantial condition of our county, and whom we are always glad to welcome.



Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The Prohibition Mill.

Justice Buckman has had his hands full during the past few weeks in entertaining Arkansas City unlawful dealers in the ardent, introduced by Sheriff McIntire and his assistants. So warm has the atmosphere of the Terminus become for whiskey vendors that few of them have had time to look back as they made a hasty exit into the TerritoryCwhat few escaped much costlier justice. E. C. Mason, who appealed a case to the district court two weeks ago, was re-arrested again Monday. He deposited seventy-five dollars and the case was continued to give him a chance to raise the remaining fines and costs. W. N. Lewis lies in the county jail awaiting a trial next Friday, aside from a fifty dollar fine in Judge Kreamer=s court at Arkansas City. One Bluebaugh is also in the toils. This onslaught of justice cast consternation among the other violators and Bercaw, Griffith, and others of the Terminus skipped for the dark recesses of the Territory.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

RECAP. Jas. R. Waite=s Union Square Theatre Company to appear at Opera House, Winfield, five nights during next week, commencing Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, with AUncle Reuben Lowder.@


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction has notified Superintendent Hammond that the State cannot buy any more school bonds before the first of next January. This is likely to check the building in several districts in this county, which have voted bonds for the building of new schoolhouses, principally those at Cheney, Goddard, Greenwich, Clearwater, and several other districts. The bonds, however, may be negotiated with other parties. Wichita Eagle.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The contracts for the new third ward school building have been let. Warner Bros. from Indiana, gentlemen of experience and reputation who have recently located with us, were given the contract for carpenter work and the ever reliable Jim Conner the contract for stone work. Its location is in the south part of the Courier Place, and work will be commenced at once. The plans indicate a substantial, roomy, and convenient building.

Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

DIED. Jack Tully, aged 20 years, a brother of Mrs. C. Cohen, died Tuesday after an illness with typho-malarial fever of twenty-eight days. He recently came here with his parents from Independence, and was a bright, industrious young man. The funeral took place from the family residence, corner 6th Avenue and Loomis Street, yesterday morning, Dr. W. R. Kirkwood officiating, and the Episcopal choir furnishing the music.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The Republican County Committee are busy with making campaign arrangements. They have completed arrangements for a grand rally at Winfield Oct. 13th and are at work for similar meetings at Dexter, Burden, Arkansas City, and other places in the county. Every famous Republican speaker that can be obtained will be heard somewhere in the county during the canvass.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Dr. C. S. Van Doren has associated with himself in dentistry H. C. Bailey, of Knoxville, Indiana. Dr. Bailey appears to be a man of experience and business ability and the firm of Van Doren & Bailey will no doubt soon win public favor and continue the excellent patronage Dr. Van Doren has so well established.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

It is desired that all the children of the City meet at the Presbyterian Church Friday afternoon to form a Juvenile Temperance Club. The club will be organized under supervision of Mrs. E. D. Garlick and others. This is a move which will undoubtedly result in much good and should receive the heartiest encouragement.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Agent Branham, of the Southern Kansas, is selling round trip tickets, good for fifteen days, to the Louisville Exposition, for thirty one dollars; also round trip tickets to Indianapolis for twenty one dollars and ten cents. Rates of travel are coming right down and many of our people are on the wing.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

AThe Fairies Mission,@ a charming cantata, will be presented at the Opera House this (Thursday) evening. Seventy-five of the city=s pretty misses take part and a splendid display of Winfield=s superior musical talent will be given. It was presented last night also, with good effect.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Curns & Manser have moved into rooms over the post office until their new building is completed and Gen. A. H. Green is again holding forth at his old stand. The new office of Curns & Manser will be one of the most complete in the city when finished.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

A bridge meeting will be held at the Courthouse in Winfield, at two o=clock next Saturday, for the purpose of considering the public bridge question as relating to the people of the county. Let all turn out. Order of Com.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Frank L. Crampton, proprietor of the Winfield Bakery, has put on a delivery wagon for the convenience of his customers. Leave your orders at the Bakery and the freshest, purest bread will be promptly delivered.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The Cowley County Teachers Association meets next Friday evening and Saturday morning in the High School building in Winfield. A full attendance is desired.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

For sale on Monthly payments, twenty-five lots in, or near Courier place. Also a new dwelling house.

For Sale. 100 acre stock ranch, $7 per acre. Also 1700 acres under good improvements, $10 per acre.

W. L. MULLIN, with H. G. Fuller & Co.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


Forest Rowland was over from Cherryvale Monday.

Col. J. C. McMullen came in Sunday from a two weeks absence in Chicago.

Mrs. Wm. Ingersoll, of Pueblo, Colorado, is visiting in the city with Mrs. H. Brown.

Sam. Gilbert is absent most of the time nowadays attending to his duties on the State Board of charities.

J. M. Sibbitt and family are visiting the family of J. Stretch and seeking a location in ASunny Kansas.@

J. W. Henthorn, the bristling editor of the Burden Enterprise, was perambulating over the Ahub@ Saturday.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Mr. Scott, of Clay Centre, brother of Winfield Scott, after whom our city was named, was in Winfield Monday.



Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


Mr. John Andrews returned, from his sojourn in New York, last week, and is once more Aat home@ on his ranch near Maple City.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


DIED. Mr. Wm. Badley, of Silverdale Township, died very suddenly on the 13th inst. He was an old and respected resident of the county.

Mr. and Mrs. C. VanDerbolgen, of Delphia, Indiana, have been for the last week the guests of the family of J. Stretch, of whom they are intimate friends.

Dr. and Mrs. Taylor returned to the city on Sunday last. The Doctor=s health is considerably improved and he intends to be ready for active work again soon.

Mr. David Wilson and family have recently returned from a three months visit in Scotland. He says overcoats were often acceptable in that clime during the Summer.

Mr. Ezra Meech came in from a two weeks visit in Norwood, Michigan, Sunday. Mrs. Meech and daughters are still in the east and Mr. Meech, with Ezra, Jr., will Abatchit@ for some time yet.

Miss Hattie Fisher has resigned her position in J. P. Baden=s store and accepted one with A. E. Baird at the New York Store, where she will be pleased to meet her friends and customers.

Frank Manny and family returned last week from their visit in Germany. Frank looks as sleek, happy, and illustrious as ever. His laugh is especially vigorous and now resembles a mighty earthquake.

James Dorsey, not the notorious Jim of Star route fame, but our own gentle Jim, got in Monday from a seven weeks= visit in Edinburg, Indiana, his old home, being mustacheless, rejuvenated, and ready for business.

Mr. Lewis Grimes of Tisdale, was in town Monday. He will bring his cow with her three calves, triplets, born in February last, to the Fair. They are all fine large, well developed heifer calves, and are perfect beauties.

Mr. M. A. Boyer, our new Jeweler, has at his store one of the famous four hundred day clocks. When once wound it runs four hundred days. We notice an article in the Mechanical News, of New York, referring to it. It is an European invention.

Mr. Geo. Crippen has supplied himself with a AC flat@ cornet especially for church choir purposes. It is silver-plated and the tune is superb. Such an instrument in the hands of a finished musician like Mr. Crippen, charms the ear, and its presence was plainly noted in the Methodist choir Sunday.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Messrs. Young and Latham of the Kansas City & Southwestern Railroad Company, were in the city Saturday. They went from here to Hickory Township in Butler County, where a proposition was voted on this week. They reported everything going along smoothly and that the road will surely be built.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Mr. Wm. Bailey, of Rock Township, left the COURIER Saturday stalks of corn which would make the eyes of an incredulous Easterner bug out. The shortest was over twelve feet in length and the largest fifteen feet and three inches, all bearing flinty white ears of enormous size.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Miss Cora E. Reynolds, of Dundee, Michigan, a classical graduate of Hillsdale College and a teacher of several years experience, has been engaged as teacher in our High School. Miss Reynolds comes among us highly recommended as a lady of refinement and scholarly attainments.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Rev. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby came down from Topeka last week and have been spending several days previous to a removal to Los Angeles, California, where they will reside hereafter. Mr. Rigby filled our Baptist pulpit Sunday evening. He has resigned his Topeka charge and will seek renewed health in other vocations on the Pacific slope.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The following parties have been authorized to commit MATRIMONY by the Probate Judge, during the past week.

Robt F. Lee and Sarah Miller.

John W. Miller and Mary Provines.

Henry Ruzee and Josephine Howe.

Joseph Saltmarsh and Anna Miller.

The whole Miller family seem to have gone off at once.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

We received a pleasant call last week from Mr. Wm. Cayton, of Tisdale. After an absence of two years, he once more joins the COURIER=s circle of readers. He says truly that he has seen too much of Andersonville to give even half a vote to Democracy by staying with greenbackism. The only issues that party ever had have been accomplished through the Republican party.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Judge J. Wade McDonald has been retained by the Oklahoma Boomers to present their case to the United States Court. The Judge made a ringing speech on the subject before a very large audience in Wichita Friday. It was copied in full in the Wichita Beacon of Saturday, and is not only eloquent, but a very clear exposition of the merits of the case.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Mr. A. E. Baird returned last Friday from America=s great mart, New York, where he struck the dry goods market at its lowest, and secured such bargains as will soon make the New York store even more popular than heretofore. Mr. Baird buys all his goods direct from headquarters and gives his customers the Amiddle man@ benefit. His goods are rolling in and the store is getting Afuller=n a goat.@


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Fair Notes.

There were two hundred entries made on Tuesday.

Capt. Siverd as manager of the police force will keep everything running right.

The new addition to the amphitheatre raises its seating capacity to nine hundred.

Thursday will be AWinfield Day.@ On that day Winfield will turn out enmasse.

General Superintendent Kretsinger has everything about the grounds in first-class shape.

The famous trotters AJoe Young@ and AFred Douglas@ will take part in this free for all on Friday.

The race horses with their grooms have begun to come in and the speed stables are filling up rapidly.

The space between the two wings of the amphitheatre has been enclosed and gives lots of additional room.

Mr. Wesley Paris has taken the contract to keep the grounds sprinkled and the dust down and has fitted up all his wagons and teams with which to do this work.

The two-cent per mile ticket will be put on sale at all the offices on the Southern Kansas from Cambridge to Harper Monday. An immense number of people will take advantage of the low rates and attend Cowley=s grand exhibition.

The gold badge for the champion bycicler at the fair is now on exhibition at M. A. Boyer=s jewelry store. It is a beauty and will be a most beautiful trophy. The race for it comes off on Thursday afternoon and will be contested by ten uniformed riders. This race will be one of the most novel and interesting of the fair.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

A New Train.

Last Sunday the extra passenger train on the Southern Kansas, which has been coming only as far west as Independence, was continued on through to Harper. This gives us four passenger trains daily on that road, which, with the two on the Santa Fe, give us most excellent traveling facilities. [Skipped Time Table.]


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

NoticeCTo Those Interested only.

It has come to the notice of the Winfield Water Company that consumers and patrons are abusing their privileges as per contract, and notice is hereby given that a continuance of such abuse will result in shutting off the water from said consumer. By order of the Company. D. L. Kretsinger, Superintendent.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

[At Wellington: Frank Jones, Insane, Shoots Up Town; Later Lynched.]

Wellington was thrown into wild excitement early last Saturday morning by the sudden appearance on her streets of Frank Jones, firing with a Winchester into the houses of various citizens. His first charge was on the residence of John I. Anderson, where he fired several shots into the house. He then went to the home of J. M. McKee, through which he fired about twelve shots, mashing windows and furniture and badly wounding a small child of Mr. McKee. The alarm spread like wild-fire and in a few minutes many citizens were up in arms. Jones was mounted on a pony, and while galloping up Washington Avenue discovered Wm. Gaines, the street commissioner, on the sidewalk, and at once opened fire on him. One ball took effect in Gaine=s shoulder, the ball ranging upward, coming out just above the collar bone, inflicting a very dangerous wound. Jones then rode rapidly to the house of his brother, Sylvester Jones, and discharged several shots into it. The former happened to hear of his coming, and had escaped to a neighbor=s. He then fled to the country, but was pursued and captured about a mile from town. About a week ago Jones was brought before a jury to have his sanity passed upon. The trial elicited considerable interest, but the jury did not feel authorized under the testimony to adjudge him insane. Since then he has threatened the lives of all who testified against him in the case, and Saturday morning he was endeavoring to carry the threat into execution. He seems to have been imbued with the same devilish spirit that characterized Guiteau throughout the different stages of the tragedy with which that murderer was connected. Public opinion seemed divided as to Jones= insanity, many attributing his freaks to incarnate fiendishness. The threats of lynching were partially subdued until Monday morning about two o=clock, when fifteen or twenty masked men quietly surrounded the jail, took him out, and hung him from a gang plank used by the workmen on the new Courthouse building. Jones exhibited a braggadocia spirit all day Sunday, declaring that he would finish his work of killing all the men who had anything to do with his trial for insanity; but when taken out by the mob, he begged piteously. While the citizens of Wellington breathe much easier in the absence of so desperate a character, much indignation prevails that so terrible an act was committed as the lynching of a man of uncertain mind. The insufficiency of the jail guard causes much censure from the people in general.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


Owing to the absence of Councilmen McDonald and McGuire, the former in Virginia and the latter Chicago, the city government has been Aall broke up@ since August 4th, as far as meeting was concerned, until Monday evening last, when they ground out the pending grist.

An ordinance dividing the city into five wards, and regulating fire alarms was passed.

The petition of H. H. Siverd et al, for a four foot sidewalk on the south side of blocks 171, 191, 2121, 231, and 251 and lots 7, 8, and 9, in block 271, was granted and an ordinance ordered.

Petition of A. G. Wilson for appointment as city weighmaster for the semi-annual term ending March 6th, 1885, was laid over, and Councilmen McGuire and Hodges were appointed to examine into the matter.

The following bills were ordered paid.

E. F. Sears, crossings, $55.08.

E. F. Sears, for fixing crossings, $1.50.

Cal. Ferguson, team and carriage, $2.00.

J. D. Lee, making water troughs, $14.61.

Frank W. Finch, boarding city prisoners, $34.50.

City officers salaries for August, $129.98.

J. C. McMullen, rent fire department building for August, $25.00.

A. H. Glanden, crossings, $62.90.

D. L. Kretsinger, services as chief fire marshall, $12.90.

Wm. Moore, stone for crossings, $25.63.

Hose Co. No. 1, fires at Whiting=s, Mann=s, Kirk=s, and call of mayor to exhibit water-works in May last, $42.00.

Hose Co. No. 2, fires of Whiting, Mann, and Kirk, and call of mayor to exhibit water-works to Independence officials, $43.00.

A. W. Makle, city prisoner serving out fine in county jail for assault and battery, was released.

Appointment of B. McFadden as a special police was confirmed by the council.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

A Mysterious Case.

Mr. T. C. Price and David Nicholson, of Vernon, were out on the Arkansas River Sunday grape-hunting; and in a secluded place, came across a boat sunk in the sand, and on the bank was a small show case with a number of pipes, a cigar, and several plugs of tobacco inside. A little further on was a wagon-sheet, a quilt, and a woolen blanket. In another place was found a lady=s shawl with a name, AAmelia Barnard,@ on it. In other places scattered about in the bushes and along the bank was found coffee, sugar, bacon, and cooking utensils. Everything indicated that the things had lain there some time. the oars belonging to the boat were found nearby. The case is a mysterious one and the many things scattered around indicated great haste. The boys are making further search and will unravel it, if possible.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


Excursion Rates to the Fair at Winfield Next Week.

The Secretary of the Fair has received word from General Passenger Agent Hynes, of the Southern Kansas, that that road will sell excursion tickets to the Cowley County Fair, at two cents per mile, from Cambridge on the East, and Harper on the West. The tickets will be put on sale Monday, the 22nd, and will be good to return on Sunday, the 27th. This will make the round trip fare as follows.

From Cambridge: 88 cents.

From Torrance: 80 cents.

From Burden: 68 cents.

From New Salem: 36 cents.

From Oxford: 36 cents.

From Wellington: 80 cents.

These rates will allow everyone to visit the grandest fair ever held in Southern Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Winfield Public Schools.

The city schools will open Sept. 29th, under the superintendency of A. Gridley, Jr., with the following corps of teachers.

Miss Cora E. Reynolds, High School.

Mr. W. C. Barnes, (A) Grammar room.

Miss Lois Williams (B) Grammar room.

Miss Allie Dickle, 2nd Intermediate (east ward).

Miss Sadie Davis, 1st Intermediate (east ward).

Miss Retta Gridley, 2nd Primary (east ward).

Mrs. Leavitt, 2nd Primary (east ward).

Miss Jessie Stretch, 1st Primary (east ward).

Miss Fannie Stretch, 2nd Intermediate (west ward).

Miss Mattie Gibson, 1st Intermediate (west ward).

Miss Mary Hamil, 2nd Primary (west ward).

Miss Mary Bryant, 1st Primary (west ward).

It is desired by the Superintendent that all pupils who intend to enter school and do not know to which room they belong, should meet him in the High School building on Saturday, Sept. 27th, at one o=clock p.m., that they may be assigned to the proper grades.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

The State Fair.

The writer attended the State Fair at Topeka last week on ABen Butler Day,@ and is prepared to confess that the caricatures devoted to AOld Ben@ by Puck and Judge are absolutely flattering as to beauty. Ben is not at home as a stump speaker, especially in stalwart Republican Kansas, and his speeches elicited very little enthusiasm. The Fair was something to make blooming, happy Kansas prouder than ever, and an advertisement of incalculable benefit. Every department was complete. A look at the magnificent displays proved the feebleness of words to express the gigantic possibilities of the garden spot of the world, Sunny Kansas. We noticed on the grounds from Winfield: Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, and Messrs. R. E. Wallis, J. O. Taylor, W. H. Turner, A. H. Green, S. H. and A. H. Jennings, J. P. Short, Harry Bahntge, Chas. Schmidt, A. Gogoll, and Tom Matherson.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Impressions of Washington, Alexandria, Mount Vernon, and Arlington Heights.

The Mecca of the Winfieldite on visiting Washington City is the pleasant home of Col. and Mrs. E. C. Manning, situated on East Capitol, one of the prettiest streets of the city. It is a roomy, tastefully furnished residence, with all the modern conveniences, and its doors are thrown open to all visitors from Winfield with that hospitality characteristic of the Colonel and his family. Being one of the founders of Winfield and having been prominent in her magic development, the Colonel takes an interest in her residents which insures them the greatest pleasure in a visit to Washington. Miss May, Ben, and Fred, under new influences and the various advantages afforded by a residence in that city, have developed the genuine qualities of lady and gentlemen and are prominent lights of a happy home, mistress of which in the gentlest and truest sense is Mrs. Manning. To Ben, especially, is the writer indebted for many kind attentions during his stay in Washington. The Colonel is Inspector of Public Improvements for the District of Columbia.

Washington City, with its lovely parked streets and avenues, its magnificent public edifices, and elegant residences, is certainly the most beautiful city in the UnionCa true realization of which can only be had through actual sight, the imagination being too feeble. But the city is contemporaneous with the Capitol. Previous to the establishment of the seat of government at this place, there was but a small trading post where now stretch the beautiful city=s broad avenues, and were it not for the guardian care of Uncle Sam, our own dear city of Winfield would, probably, today be more famous than the village on the Potomac. Alexandria would now be a great city, instead of bearing the suggestive title of Aancient ruins.@

The grandeur of the plan of Washington and the distances of the public buildings from each other make it the Acity of magnificent distances,@ but these distances have been long since filled with elegant parks, gardens, and residences. Washington is a complete system of parks and flower gardens. The different avenues running out from the Capital, named after different States, make numerous Acutoffs@ in the rectangular blocks, which are utilized for public parks, causing the pedestrian a continual feast of exquisite beauty, especially at this season. The streets are concreted and as hard and smooth as a floor. The officials, too, care for them as the gentle housewife cares for her floor, by having them swept every evening. As it would take some time to get over them Aby hand,@ immense truck brooms, drawn by four horses, are expeditiously used.

The first thing to attract the Washington visitor is the beautiful white dome of the Capitol as it springs so airily into the sky. At any time it is visible for miles around, but at night when lit up with electricity, it is especially resplendent. The Capitol has a noble and commanding appearance and as you wander through its immense dimensions you realize that, like Rome, it was not built in a day. Its exterior and interior is elaborate, while the parks and vistas surrounding it are exquisite in the extreme. Nothing could be more charming than the view from the corridor door out over the large plaza and the east grounds. After you wander through the grand corridor, statuary hall, the supreme courtroom, congressional library, the Senate Chamber, the House of Representatives, the President=s Room, and the lobbies, and gaze in your round on the magnificent statuary, paintings, bronze, and the numerous works of art, you at once decide that when the people of your district rise up in their might and call you to Congress, you will accept; but when you view farther, see the palaces in which Congressmen must live; how they are expected to entertain early and often and on a grand scale, and instead of having everything furnished them, as it is for the President, they must furnish it all themselves, you begin to see how feeble is the few thousand a year compared to the worry and responsibility, and settle down to the fact that, while honor is acceptable, peace and quiet in your two-dollar-a-day vocation at home is more acceptable than working for Athe dear people.@ Though you might accept the Presidency under pressure, you would never fill a seat in the marble halls of Congress! Oh, no! And the people will please take notice! A look through the Capitol would be incomplete without ascending the three hundred and fifty iron steps to the top of the dome and viewing the surrounding landscape. The eye, from there, can follow the placid waters of the Potomac until they meet with the ocean waves. From this elevation of three hundred and seventy-five feet is where the real beauty of Washington can be appreciated.

The relic hunter is continually abroad in the National Capitol and some queer forages they make. In the plaza of the Capitol stands a colossal statue of Washington, by Greenough, which cost forty-four thousand dollars. The pedestal is huge, and George is seated gracefully in a large arm chair. One foot is drawn back and the other rests just near enough to the pedestal edge to allow the big toe to extend over. And thereby hangs a tale. Along came the Ablarsted@ relic hunter and with his little hatchet severed the great toe from the Father of His Country, in the darkness of night. George now has a plaster-paris toe and justice, on fiery wings, seeks the culprit. Should you see a man displaying a marble toe, report him to Uncle Sam that he may get the allotted twenty years.

The writer was fortunate in hearing the National Marine Band, of sixty-two pieces, as it gave its regular Saturday afternoon concert in the White House grounds. It is the largest, and said to be the best, band in the Union. It is a government luxury, and its music has indescribable charms. On Monday afternoon of each week it gives an open air concert in the National Navy yards; on Wednesday afternoon from the Capitol portico, and on Saturday afternoon at the White House. Its members are drawn from the regular Marine Corps. At these concerts you see the aristocracy of Washington in all its glory. Thee seems to be a general vieing here to see who can put on the most agony. After these concerts the Executive Mansion is thrown open and an opportunity given the visitor to look through the public rooms, whose splendor the eye can untiringly look upon. These rooms can also be seen daily from ten a.m. to three p.m. On viewing the many beauties in and around the White House, you are almost tempted to become President yourselfCbut luckily the impossibility conquers the temptation.

The Government Botanical Garden is a feature of never ending interest. From this garden, while Congress is in session, each member is furnished every morning with a lovely bouquet. Here can be seen plants, trees, and flowers from every climeCthe date, fan, oil, panama, hat, and sugar palms; the screw pine of Australia, with its funny corkscrew leaves, and roots in the air; the cinnamon tree, the banana, and the dumb cane of South America, which possesses the power of taking away speech if the root is tasted; the Indian rubber plant, the passion flower, the bread tree, the coffee plant, the camphor and tallow tree, and many other famous and curious productions.

The Arsenal, Smithsonian Institution, and National Museum were next Ataken in,@ the latter being of especial interest as containing, stuffed and in wax, a representation of every race of men and of every animal of the known kingdom; also relics innumerable, among which, is the historic printing press used by Franklin over a century ago. Its crudeness is in vast and striking contrast to the presses of today.

In the Department of Agriculture the Kansan sees displays from his own proud state, made by the Santa Fe railroad, which are creditable in the highest degree. In a large glass case is the forelock and horns of a Texas steer. The horns are eight feet long and nestling in their center are two short horns two inches in length. Over them are the words, ATen Years@

Cshowing the wonderful improvement in stock in that time. All our different soils, fruits, and vegetables are represented, and Kansas has the best display in the building; a splendid exhibition of the Santa Fe=s great enterprise. In the Agricultural Conservatory you see Athe President=s grapes,@ a large arbor bearing the choicest grapes of the world, especially for the use of the President and his cabinet officers.

Near the Agricultural Department is the Bureau of engraving and printing, where Uncle Sam makes his greenbacks. The visitor is here required to register his name, residence, and occupation, when he is furnished with a pass and a pretty young lady guide, a number of whom are employed for this purpose, and conducted over the building. The process of engraving and printing U. S. Bonds, National Bank Notes, and Internal Revenue Stamps is very interesting. A greenback goes through fifty-seven different hands and is handled thirty times by women before it is legal tender. That honesty is our governmental policy is plainly proven here. Every employee is required to balance his or her account daily, and should a single blank or printed sheet be missed by the Acounters,@ not an employee can leave the building until it is found.

In the old Ford Theater, where Lincoln was shot, is found the National Medical Museum, where you see the skull with its gaping bullet hole, of Wilkes Booth, and the bones of Guiteau, together with the varied monstrosities of nature. It is a strange coincidence that the skull of Booth hangs within a few feet of where he shot the fatal shot, and within ten feet of where Lincoln fell. Just across the street is seen the house and room in which Lincoln died. At the East Washington jail you are shown the scaffold on which Guiteau paid his penalty, and the relic hunter usually gets a piece of the rope which is said to have suspended him. But it looked too new for me. That Guiteau rope has proven something less than a million feet long. The hemp doesn=t seem to weather beat rapidly enough to supply an insatiable public.

The patent office, cash room in the Treasury Department, City Hall, and The Museum in the War Department were next visited. In the Treasury department you get to behold, nicely ensconced in vaults, the hundred and fifty million dollars that the Democracy are making such ado over, and several good sized piles they makeCenough to furnish the ADems.@ a daisy Abarl@ could their clutches make the grasp. At the City Hall was seen the venerable Fred DouglassCin fact, our perambulations revealed several persons of National reputation, among whom were Lynch, the Register of the Treasury and the famous colored Senator; Bob Lincoln, Secretary Frelinghuysen, the President=s daughter, as she leaned from the mansion window to hear the Marine Band, and others. The President was out of the city, but I got to sit in his Episcopal church pew, at least. The church is open to visitors, and, of course, I couldn=t resist the temptation to test the feeling prompted by a moment=s sitting in the President=s pew; but it didn=t take me to heavenCin fact, the feeling was common in the extreme. In the War Museum are seen stuffed and in battle array, the bay charger rode by Grant at Vicksburg; Sheridan=s black, and several other famous horses, together with numerous war relics and all the different war paraphernalia of ancient and modern times.

The Great Washington Monument is nearing completion, but is only remarkable for its extreme height. It is eighty feet square at the base and at its summit of over five hundred feet, is fifteen feet in the clear. Nothing artistic is claimed for itCmerely a gigantic structure to the memory of Washington. The interior walls are being ornamented with the numerous specimens from all parts of the world. Kansas is represented by a huge block of her peculiar granite-like stone, from what section I failed to learn.

Congressional and Oak Hill Cemeteries took a share of my time. In the former are erected a hundred and forty-seven cenotaphs in memory of those members of Congress who died during the term for which they were elected. Among the distinguished dead buried in the latter are ex-Chief Justice Chase, ex-Secretary Stanton, Prof. Joseph Henry, Gen. Eaton, and others; also the remains of John Howard Payne, author of AHome Sweet Home.@

Among the wonderful Aprint shops@ of the world, that of the Government eclipses all. The building is three hundred feet long, fifty feet deep, and four stories high. All the printing and binding of the government is done here, and over three thousand persons are employed. To a disciple of the Art Preservative of all Arts nothing could be more interesting than a ramble through this wonderful institution, where can be seen, running all at once, over a hundred Apower@ presses.

At the Washington wharf are always to be found excursion steamers which go down the Potomac River different distances, some of them out into the Chesapeake Bay and the blue waters of the Atlantic. A visit to Washington would lose half its interest without a trip down the Potomac.

Six miles down the river is Alexandria, which it was once thought would be the greatest inland port in the world, but whose buildings, at least many of them, are like the haunted castles of oldCuninhabited and dilapidated. Weeds and grass are growing promiscuously among the cobble stones of the streets and the whole place bears a deserted appearance. Here is seen Christ=s Church, of which Washington was one of the vestry. His pew, a hook-nosed, upholstered one, still stands as he occupied it. Here also Robt. E. Lee attended church from Arlington.

Twelve miles further down the river, if you are aboard the ACorcoran,@ the only steamer which stops, you are landed at Mount Vernon, the tomb and home of the immortal Washington. In passing up the road to the mansion is seen the vault in which repose the remains of the Father of His Country. The vault door is of iron grating and only a few feet within are seen two marble sarcophagi, one containing the remains of Washington and the other those of his wife. Mount Vernon is visited daily by over two hundred people and the sum of a dollar a head is used in beautifying and keeping up the premises. The house and grounds are the property of the AMount Vernon Ladies= Association of the Union,@ composed of two ladies from each State. Under such government I did not wonder at the splendid appearance of everything. The grounds are lovely and exhibit everywhere the superior taste of woman. The Mansion is very quaint and interesting, and in George=s day, no doubt, considered elaborate; but it looks tame compared to the palaces of today. The house is of wood cut in imitation of stone, and very ancient indeed appear the servants= quarters. Furniture, rooms, and all surroundings are preserved as near like they were when left by Washington as possible. Circling grates bar the doors, allowing visitors to wander through the halls and gaze into the rooms. The furniture is ancient looking beyond description. You see the room in which Washington died, and the bed on which he lay. Just over it is the attic room in which Martha died, and across the hall is the room occupied by Lafayette. The situation of the house is superb, overlooking from the sloping summit the Potomac and the old summit; the Potomac and the old forest trees, shrubs, and flowers are charming. Mount Vernon is certainly replete with historic and scenic interest.

Next to Mount Vernon, I appreciated the half day spent at Arlington Heights. This is undoubtedly the prettiest place in the UnionCa perfect heaven on earthCthough in point of relics it is inferior to Mount Vernon. Here is seen, on an elevation of two hundred feet above the Potomac, the former home of Geo. Washington Park Curtis, adopted son of Gen. Washington, and later the home of Gen. Robt. E. Lee. It resembles very much the Mount Vernon Mansion and, like it, is open for public inspection, much of the old furniture and many relics being visible. This place contains two hundred acres and is a perfect Garden of Eden. Its winding drives, lovely representative flower borders, trees, shrubs, and numerous artistic attractions almost entrance the mind. In the south part of these grounds is the National Cemetery, where repose the bodies of sixteen thousand soldiers, marked by as many marble slabs. Could there be a more lovely home for the dead? It is exceeded only by the upper abode of the righteous. Not far from Arlington House is a granite sarcophagus, appropriately inscribed, placed over the bones of 2,111 unknown soldiers, gathered from the fields of Bull Run and the route to the Rappahannock, after the war. The vault in which the remains are placed is 30 feet deep and 220 feet in diameter. What reflections come to the mind in viewing this wonderful grave!

My diary is exhausted and I have only given a feeble description of the many attractions in and around our National Capital. Too many of the things beggar description. I have given a gist of my impressions and notes of only those things which would most interest the casual reader. Other cities paled into insignificance on being viewed after a look through Washington City. Even Philadelphia loses much of its historic interest when compared to our National Center.

F. H. G.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

People=s Convention. A Mass Convention of the people of Cowley County without regard to past political affiliation who are opposed to monopoly rule in the government, and who favor a rule of the people and the election of Gen. Butler to the Presidency will be held at the Courthouse in Winfield on Saturday, September 20, 1884, at 10 o=clock a.m., for the purpose of placing in nomination a county ticket. By order of Committee.

W. A. TIPTON, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.



R. R. East daily at 4:45 and 9:00 p.m.

R. R. North daily at 2:30 except Sundays.

R. R. West daily at 9:20 a.m.

R. R. South daily at 10:25 a.m. except Sunday.

Douglass hack daily at 7:00 a.m. except Sunday.

Dexter hack daily at 2:00 p.m. except Sundays.

Salt City hack Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.

Polo hack, Tuesday and Saturday, 1:00 p.m.


By R. R. from East daily at 7:30 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

By R. R. from North daily at 12 noon except Sundays.

By R. R. from West daily at 5:45 p.m. except Sunday.

By R. R. South daily at 3:30 p.m. except Sundays.

By Douglass hack daily at 6:15 p.m. except Sunday.

By Dexter hack daily at 12 noon except Sunday.

By Salt City hack, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 5:15 p.m.

By Polo hack, Tuesday and Saturday, 12 noon.

POST OFFICE OPEN, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. except Sundays 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Closes week days from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon for distribution of the large mails from the East and North.


The rents for post office boxes for the last quarter of 1884 are due October 1st.

THOSE NOT PAID BY OCT. 10th WILL BE VACATED in strict compliance with Sec. 301 of Postal Laws & Regulations. Key deposits will be forfeited unless the rents are paid or the Keys returned by Oct. 10 for in such cases new locks must then be put on for new renters and the old Keys will be valueless to the postmaster and department.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

For sale at public auction on Saturday the 20th day of September, the celebrated running horse, ALast Chance,@ formerly owned by Tom Wright, slightly crippled in last race, will now be sold as a work horse. A bargain for someone. Walter Denning, Auctioneer.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.


Come and see our library lamps, the like never was in the city before, at Wallis & Wallis=.

Something new. The Bent Wood churn is the best kind, call and see them at Wallis & Wallis=.

Take your peaches to Baden=s Headquarters and get the highest price in cash or merchandise.

J. P. Baden wants twenty thousand choice peaches, for which he will pay from fifty cents to a dollar and a half per bushel.

Wise Axle Grease made from the best and purest vegetable oils, takes less and wears longer than any other kind. Try it. Wallis & Wallis=.

The best flour on the market is Webber=s Queen Bee, May Flour, and Grip. We guarantee satisfaction in quality and prices at Wallis & Wallis=.

Cattle Sale. We will sell on Tuesday, September 23, at the residence of C. E. Guernsey, six miles north of Cedarvale, to the highest bidder, 211 head of native cattle consisting of 80 head of cows, balance yearling and two year old steers. The steers are cash, cows on six months time without interest. C. E. Guernsey; M. S. Ratliff.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Adm. Notice. Probate Court. Mary L. Page, named as Administratrix of the Estate of Wm. S. Page, Deceased. Dated August 8, 1884.


Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

Adm. Notice. Probate Court. T. S. Covert, named as Administrator of the estate of M. T. Covert, Deceased, September 11, 1884.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

SENATOR JOHN J. INGALLS, Hon. John A. Martin, and Congressman W. W. Perkins will address the people at Winfield on Monday, October 13th.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The water works of Newton have been accepted by the city council. Satisfaction with the system is generalCalmost everybody being pleased with it.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


On or near the first of August the writer, accompanied by friends, boarded the train at Winfield, via the K. C. L. & S. R. for place above mentioned, arriving at Chicago two days later. Was there met by friends, and a week of pleasure and enjoyment ensued. I need not encroach upon your valuable space by giving any description of Chicago, suffice to say it bids fair to be the metropolis of our grand old union. After delightful drives through parks and boulevards, and alongside of the then quiet Lake Michigan, we passed through one thorough-fare after another, till the more squalid and less prosperous streets were reached and the all frequent sign of Beer, Wine, and Liquors met our view, and drunken men and tipsy looking youths sauntered up and down the streets, or leaned for support against some lamp-post, too drunk to care whether soul or body were cared for or not; then we realized the true worth of our own temperance State.

Even in this Province, I=ve seen more drunkenness in the one week I have been here than in all the six years that I have been a resident of Cowley County. We continued our journey by rail as far as Port Huron, Michigan, where we took a steamer for a run down the St. Clair River, wending our way along its picturesque shores. We found them truly delightful.

We do not find Canada as attractive or thriving as the states. The towns and cities seem to be waiting Afor something to turn up.@ A great many of the people have erroneous ideas of the states, particularly those of the West.

Next we arrived at the quiet city of Toronto, noted for its educational facilities and fine colleges. Nakanee and Kingston, the limestone city, lie between Toronto and the grand old city of Montreal, situated on an island thirty-two miles long and ten miles wide; it has been styled the city of churches, being the proud possessor of the cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the largest churches on the continentCit is a massive structure built of stone and capable of seating ten thousand persons. In one of the towers is a fine chime of bells, the largest of which weighs twenty nine thousand, four hundred pounds. Montreal is also noted for its numerous hospitals, scientific institutions, libraries, and universities. All are edifices of which to be proud.

As it is impossible to describe all within so short a chapter, many places of interest must go by untouched, and probably ye Editors have a limit to patience (as well as the readers of your interesting paper), I=ll not infringe too much on kindness.


Odessa Canada, Province of Ontario.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The Winfield Markets. The markets are steady and about the same as last week, with wheat 50 cents, corn 32 to 33 cents, oats 20 to 22 cents, and hogs $4.50 to $4.75 per cwt. Smaller produce is abundant with butter 20 cents, eggs 12 2 cents, potatoes 60 to 75 cents. Peaches are in demand at from 50 cents to $1.00 per bushel. Spring chickens bring $2.00 to $2.50 per dozen. Onions 50 to 60 cents per bushel, and cabbage 3 cents per pound.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


Opening week at Friend=s.

See Prather=s $2.00 Goat Shoe.

Storm King Boots at Prather=s.

St. Joe boots for sale only at Prather=s.

Full line Holbrooks shoes at Prather=s.

See the Bryan Brown Boots at Prather=s.

John Kelley=s Fine Shoes for sale only by Prather.

Go to H. Brown & Son for your school books.

Smoked Bacon at 10 cents per pound by the side at Holmes & Son=s.

Business property, improved and unimproved, for sale by A. H. Green.

Hon. B. W. Perkins will address the people of Cedarvale on Tuesday, September 30th.

Foultz Bros. have erected in front of their tonsorial establishment a fine new barber pole.

Agent Kennedy and family of the Santa Fe, are absent on a six weeks visit in Pennsylvania.

Gen. A. H. Green, the pioneer real estate man of Winfield, has again resumed business at his old stand.

The trial docket for the October term of the Cowley County District Court will be found on our fourth page.

The Children=s Temperance meeting will be held on Friday, October 3rd, instead of Friday of this week, owing to the Fair.

If you want good Boots and are willing to pay a reasonable price for them, go to Prather=s; if you want shoddy goods, go elsewhere.



Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


J. F. Axtel purchased, last week, through Harris & Clark, the Central Hotel of this city, and after a few weeks vacation in the east, will take possession of the same.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride=s mother, in Vernon, Cowley County, Kansas, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Tuesday evening, September 23rd, 1884, Mr. Daniel F. Schwantes and Miss Carrie Stewart.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The alacrity with which the managers of the Democratic Circus, Saturday, swapped off so-called principles for official phantoms was very creditable to the past record of that brilliant (?) party.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the Presbyterian parsonage, Saturday evening, Sept. 20, by the Rev. Dr. Kirkwood, assisted by the Rev. S. B. Fleming, of Arkansas City, Mr. Hugh C. Pattison and Miss Belle Hargrove, both of Dexter, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The salaries of Cowley teachers are advancing perceptibly. By reference to another column, it will be seen that a large number of them get $50 per month, and the lowest, a very few, get thirty-five. this shows an increase in the standard of our teachers. First-class teachers and good prices is a good motto for any school district, and we are glad to see so many adopting it.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

A very interesting feature of the meeting of the Blaine and Logan Club Monday evening ws the Winfield Glee Club, composed of Messrs. Buckman, Blair, Snow, and Shaw. The Campaign songs brought down the house. The Glee Club will be an interesting feature of our great political rally of October 13th, when Hons. Ingalls, Martin, and Perkins will address the people of Cowley, at Winfield.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The fire departments were called out last Thursday in a floury owing to a fire having been discovered in the twenty tons of coal in the basement of the East Ward school building. The basement was full and airless and the fire seemed to have originated from spontaneous combustion. Several hours of constant playing of the hose were required in extinguishing it, and a close watch has since been kept. It seemed to have been gradually developing for several days.



Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


Mr. Hayes, of the Kansas City Indicator, is here taking notes of Cowley=s Fair.

Sidney Carnine came in last week from a two months= sojourn in Indianapolis.

Allen B. Lemmon came down from Newton last Saturday evening and spent Sunday in this city.

Miss Cora Robbins returned last week from Marion, Kansas, and will again join Cowley=s noble band of teachers.

N. C. Myers, now a resident of chilly Nebraska, is on the Fair Grounds with his celebrated race horse, AWhite Rose.@

Sam L. Gilbert left Saturday evening for Chicago to get in a lick for Carter Harrison and see the great Chicago Exposition.

Mrs. A. B. Lemmon returned to her home in Newton yesterday, having been visiting her relatives in this city for the last ten days.

Will Higgins, of the Udall Sentinel, came down Saturday to take in Sells= circus and attend to other matters in the Metropolis.

Mrs. Spence Miner and Mrs. Frank Raymond spent a part of last week with Kansas City friends and viewed the great exposition.

Ed. G. Gray, of the Arkansas City Traveler, was perambulating around the Metropolis Monday. The white sacred elephant drew him.

Mrs. A. H. Limerick returned Friday last from a two months visit in the East. The Professor was glad enough to end his widowerhood experiences.

Dr. F. M. Pickens, from Terre Haute, Indiana, has located in Winfield, with rooms in the Jenning=s block. He is a physician of ability and experience.

S. H. Wells, of Dexter, came in this week from a visit in Indiana. He says that stte is going straight Republican this year, and no foolishness. Rah for AIngeany!@

Mr. Ralf Field, traveling correspondent of the Wichita Daily Eagle, is here taking notes of our Fair and soliciting subscribers. The Eagle is rapidly coming to the front.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


The family of Mr. H. B. Schuyler, President of the Winfield Bank, arrived last week from St. Louis, and are permanently settled in the commodious Rigby residence.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

James Lamont got his hand very badly lacerated last Saturday in Frank Crampton=s ice cream freezer. No bones were broken, but the bruises will lay him up for some time.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Mrs. N. L. Olmstead in her school will pursue the Public School methods. The term commences Monday, Sept. 29th. There will be two daily sessions for Primary and other classes.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Judge E. S. Torrance left Saturday for a short eastern rejuvenating tour. His recent illness has left him in a dilapidated condition, but hopes to return able to cope with the October term of our District Court.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

C. P. Ward, of Vernon, left us two orphan apples, Saturday, to be named. Several horticulturalists pronounced them the ARambo.@ Either of them would fill a quart measure. They were perfect beauties.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. Clatworthy, of Elmira, New York, father and mother of our James Clatworthy and Mrs. W. H. Albro, came in last week and will visit some weeks. They are greatly pleased with the appearance of the AWild West.@


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Miss Jessie Millington returned last Monday evening from a three months= sojourn in New Mexico. She reports a good time and quaint and curious are the descriptions of life as seen among the ancient Pueblos and the more modern greasers. She may be induced to write up some of her observations for the COURIER.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Prof. B. T. Davis and Brother have commenced the preparation of a County Directory. It will contain the name, military record, real estate, and personal tax and post office address of every taxpayer of the county and will be a complete book of reference. This enterprise is one which will receive encouragement and in the hands of Prof. Davis will certainly be successful.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Rev. J. F. Hendy, President of the Emporia Presbyterian College, spent several days of last week, and a part of this, here in the interests of that institution, filling our Presbyterian pulpit Sunday evening. The College starts off this year with substantial prospects. The best instructors have been procured and already the enrollment is quite large. With so learned, energetic, and popular a man as Rev. Hendy at its head, the Emporia Presbyterian College cannot fail to accomplish all its mission implies.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

DIED. Wm. H. Vanhook, a young man for fourteen years in the employ of Geo. W. Miller, our cattle man, and the last four years manager of Mr. Miller=s Territory ranch, died last week at Hunnewell. He was taken a few days before, while in the Territory, with typho-malarial fever. Mrs. Miller and Dr. Emerson left here as soon as apprised, but before they reached him, the grim destroyer had done his work. The body was brought to Winfield and buried Friday from the Christian Church, Rev. H. D. Gans officiating. The attentions of Mr. and Mrs. Miller could not have been exceeded had the young man been an own son.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Judge Gans has been issuing, since our last report, certificates of unalloyed bliss with a lavish hand. No wonder the smiles chase each other so rapidly over his handsome countenance. Following are his victims. [MARRIAGE LICENSES.]

Warren Caster and Emma Mathers.

Wm. Weaver and Mary E. Lawrence.

Danl. R. Baird and Linda Conaway.

Frank H. Brown and Hannah M. Ramage.

O. M. G. Hoyt and Victoria Goldsberry.

Edward C. Hoyt and Sallie M. Richardson.

Cyrus M. Scott and Maggie M. Gardner.

Frank J. Hess and May A. Johnson.

Hugh C. Patterson and Belle Hargrove.

John Buhrlage and Dottie M. Walck.

Danl. Schwantes and Carrie Stewart.

Harry N. Perry and Lizzie E. Copeland.

Joseph R. Phleton and Lizzie Fulton.

Henry G. Bailey and Belle Hart.

Joseph Curns and Ella Holly.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Petition for Fishways.

It has been an evident fact for some years that the fish facilities of the crystal Walnut were not what they should be, and as a result its supply of the finny tribe was gradually exhausting. With an eye toward a remedy, Mr. Q. A. Glass recently inaugurated the following petition and got the signatures of over two hundred of our more prominent citizens.

To the State Fish Commission of the State of Kansas:

We, the undersigned, represent that there are several mill dams now constructed and maintained in the County of Cowley, State of Kansas, across the streams of this county, but principally across the Walnut River in this county, which are obstructions to the passage of fish, and in violation of the laws of the State in this case made and provided. Said dams are not provided with fish-ways as by law required, and we respectfully urge that you make an examination of said dams to the end that, if in your opinion the dams ought to be provided with fishways, the owners thereof may be required to construct them. We further represent that the Walnut is a considerable stream of extraordinary clear and pure water, equal in this respect to any stream in the State, and superior to many; it is fed by springs, and is well adapted to the growth and propagation of the better varieties if fish, and we respectfully ask you to examine the same and if proper and possible, that you place some of the fish stock for general distribution in this State in the said Walnut River.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Of all the wagers that were ever made, the one between two of Arkansas City=s most prominent young men whereby they took out marriage licenses without first having sought the consent of the young ladies implicated, and without even a previous matrimonial thought, takes the cake. It was really more serious than they anticipated, and unless a remedy comes in that little word, AYes!@ two unparalleled cases of petition for divorce from wives the petitioners never had will furnish our tribunal with employment. The boys are Aall broke up.@ For further particulars consult the license record, in another place.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Waites Union Square Theatre Company commenced their five nights engagement in this city Tuesday night, with AUncle Reuben Lowder,@ and more than sustained their reputation. Uncle Reuben, the fearless, uncouth, big-hearted, level-headed old farmer, kept the audience convulsed with laughter. Every part was well taken, though, of course, the stars, Miss Neilson, Jay W. Carner, and Mr. Waite elicited the most approval. Last night was presented AThe Mountain Pink,@ with marked success and a big audience. This company certainly excels any which has yet visited us.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

A situation wanted as buggy or house painter by one experienced. Address Clarence Brown, City.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Dick Zeale, the former clerk at the Central Hotel, has opened a restaurant on 9th Avenue, near Main street. Parties wishing oysters and general lunches or cider will do well to call on Dick.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


The great Democratic show of Saturday has come and gone and all pronounce it the grandest exhibition of Democratic management that Cowley ever saw. The scenes were awe-inspiring and the little audience of thirty, most of them Republican spectators, swayed to and fro under the Opera House canopy like a forest beneath a tempest. The lion roared and the hippopotamus pawed and the grizzly growled from the moment the ring-master entered the arena, making an aggregation of sounds which could emanate from nothing but a truly Original Democratic Circus and Menagerie. The ring-master would call silence occasionally long enough to introduce the different performers. The principal attractions were just from the jungles of Arkansas City, twelve in number, representing two factions and both factions claiming to be the Only Original. Their ferociousness was explained by the Committee on Credentials and a selection of three from each faction recommended to the audience. Then ensued a lively performance, and the different Asuperb stars@ introduced themselves in address similar to the following: AI was born and bred on a Democratic bedstead and I=ll swing to the Grand Old Democratic Show as long as a cord of the old bed lasts. I am of that species of manhood that isn=t hardly capable of taking care of itself, but I=m going to freeze to the old menageries. What is the use for us to pull and haul and fight and brawl when we are going to git there anyhow? That=s a settled fact, and don=t you forget it!@ And then the Dems. yelled.

Number two was introduced and with aesthetic movements vented himself: AI=ve lost my vote for twenty years, but I see glory awaiting me this fall! Let us have patience and harmony!! Like the old woman=s mush-pot, is this showCtoo much meal to make the mush palatable.@

The Arkansas City lion came out at this juncture with a growl that made a cold chill traverse the spine of the party after his meat and sent the opposing six out on their ear. Everything seemed to be uncaged and all gushes for reconciliation, peace, and harmony fell fruitless upon the desert air. Everything was wild confusion! The vivid lightning flashed and shook its fiery darts upon the Democracy of Cowley.

But salvation came. The Greenback side-show came in from the Courthouse tent, with generosity in its heart. A seance was had behind the curtain. Harmony was established and the Only Original Democracy tumbled itself over body and breeches. AYou scratch my back and I=ll scratch yours,@ and our grand aggregation of wonders will nest appear, Saturday, October 4th, as a combination of defunct principles under the title of AA People=s Mass Convention.@ The corpse of the Cowley Democracy was next exhibited, and its ghostly, appalling appearance caused a stampede from the Opera House tent.

Official record of the performance: ANo OrGanizaTionnonOminatIoNsnoraining All coWardlyPowWoWINgandthedEvilistopAyHaDesNothiNgtOdoAndnot hrndONerEPuBlicaNwAlkaWaYwehadallbETTerneen DrunKerNaBineDOWL!!!@


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


Displays Splendid in Every Department and All Expectations Fully Realized.

Providence seems to have specially favored Cowley=s Fair this year. For several weeks past the ground has been parched and dry, the dust was flying profusely, and people were all eagerly hoping for rain. Monday noon a gentle rain set in and continued, with varying intervals, until Tuesday morning, completing laying the dust, and making a pure, balmy atmosphere. As a result, the second annual exhibition of the Cowley County Fair & Driving Park Association opened under auspices unexcelled.

Every large exhibition lasting through several days has its period of preparation and on Tuesday and a part of Wednesday Cowley=s Fair was passing through this period. The numerous superintendents and exhibitors were busy arranging the displays, and were not in shape to give details, so the reporter must leave details for next week, when the great Ashow@ will be over and a full report can be given. The entries are larger this year than last, everything exhibited is highly creditable to the Garden Spot of the World, and our Fair promises to be another great advertisement of our material wealth and prosperity.

The ball got fairly started yesterday and large numbers of persons were accepting of the many facilities for transportation to the beautiful Fair Grounds, the thoroughfare being continually thronged all day. Omnibuses, express-wagons, and all kinds of vehicles, together with AWalkers Line@ and AShanks Mare@ were doing a rushing business.

Today and tomorrow will witness an immense throng, when the exhibition can be seen in all its greatness. Many fine race horses are on the grounds and some splendid tallies of speed are being made. The Courier Cornet Band is out in full uniform and is furnishing superb music.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The Blaine and Logan Clubs of the city have ordered over two hundred Campaign suits and torches and will likely order more in a few days. Great preparations are being made for a grand procession on the evening of October 13th. Hon. Ingalls, Martin, and Perkins will be given a rousing reception.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The picture of abject misery, which rested upon the visage of Geo. C. Rembaugh, Saturday, as he watched the Great and Grand Democratic Party of Cowley crawl into the greenback bag and dwindle into nothingness, was the biggest sight of that whole circus.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The members of the Woman=s Suffrage Society are requested to meet on Tuesday, September 30, at 3 p.m., for the regular election of officers, at the residence of Mrs. M. S. Gates, southeast corner of Eleventh Avenue and Maris St. Mrs. J. Cairns, President.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Mr. James Bevington [?Bovington?], of Galesburg, Illinois, who purchased, last spring, from the Southwestern Land Office, of this city, a section of land near Seeley, for $13,000, arrived this week with his family. He will remain in Winfield till spring, when he will build on and extensively improve his farm.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Mr. George Bahntge, of Charleston, South Carolina, is spending some weeks in this city with his brothers, Charlie and Harry. He is so well pleased with our county and city that a removal among us permanently is not improbable.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

James McCormick, who purchased some time ago, through Harris & Clark, the T. F. Axtel farm in Pleasant Valley, will arrive next week from Clinton, Indian, with his family.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

In order to continue in consonance with the Cowley Democracy, the Telegram will now take up the great battle ax of greenbackism.




Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Mr. Eastman purchased last week, through Harris & Clark, the Edward Campbell farm in Pleasant Valley, for $3,000.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

The temperance lecture of Mrs. Perkins in the Park Sunday afternoon was well attended and highly appreciated.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Sells Bros. were very much chagrined at having their show so terribly eclipsed by that of the Cowley Democracy.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


Where the Teachers of Cowley Teach this Winter.

Their Names and the Salaries They Get.

Floral, Ora Irwin, $35.

Akron, R. B. Corson, $50.

Rock, Emma Robins, $45.

Omnia, Millie Taylor, $35.

Tisdale, T. P. Vaughn, $50.

Excelsior, Lottie Wolf, $45.

Tannehill, Anna Kuhn, $40.

Red Bud, Miron Cronk, $35.

Maple, W. E. Ketchum, $50.

Constant, Lizzie Wilson, $40.

Fairview, H. S. Wallace, $45.

Seeley, Fannie Gammon, $35.

South Bend, O. M. Akers, $40.

Silverdale, Grace Powers, $40.

Richland, Jennie Bringle, $40.

Cambridge, H. F. Alberts, $67.

Baltimore, Mrs. Craven, $33.50.

Silver Creek, Nannie Crumb, $35.

Grand Summit, Allie Wheeler, $40.

Dist. 75, Vernon Township, R. S. White, $40.

Oldham, Vernon Township, A. Staggers, $50.

Theaker, Bolton Township, S. J. Gilbert, $50.

Walnut Valley, W. P. Beaumont, $50.

Bethel, Walnut Township, Lida Howard, $40.

Chase, Tisdale Township, Rose Frederick, $35.

Shriver, Sheridan Township, T. W. Bowles, $40.

Quier, Sheridan Township, Belle Hambro, $40.

:Parker, Creswell Township, S. E. Pollock, $45.

Gilstrap, Silverdale Township, Horace Vaughn, $40.

ABlue,@ Ninnescah Township, Belle Varner, $40.

Coburn, Silverdale Township, Lozetta Pyburn, $40.

Udall, J. W. Camp, $50; Lida Strong, $45.

Glenwood, Dexter Township, Laura Phelps, $40.

Fairview, Dexter Township, Edith Holland, $40.

Old Salem, Tisdale Township, Anthony Carroll, $40.

Rose Valley, Liberty Township, Anna Mark, $40.

District 106, Vernon Township, Amy Robertson, $40.

Enterprise, Beaver Township, Amy Chapin, $40.

Box City, Harvey Township, D. W. Ramage, $40.

District 7, Dexter Township, Jno. Smith, $40.

Spring Side, Bolton Township, Alfred Wing, $40.

District 133, Ninnescah Township, Mattie Linn, $35.

Olive Branch, Walnut Township, May Miller, $33.

Valley Center, Fairview Township, W. G. Tidd, $50.

Prairie Grove, Fairview Township, R. B. Hunter, $40.

Lone Star, Creswell Township, Minnie Sumpter, $40.

Prairie Ridge, Liberty Township, Lizzie Lawson, $35.

Victor, Pleasant Valley Township, Mrs. Snyder, $45.

District 8, Vernon Township, J. W. Arren, $47.

Rose Valley, Creswell Township, S. G. Phillips, $40.

Crooked Elm, Tisdale Township, Ed G. Roberts, $37.

Mount Vernon, Harvey Township, James S. Tull, $45.

District 111, Spring Creek Township, S. P. Overman, $45.

Lone Tree, Richland Township, Anna Danham [?Dunham?], $40.

Green Valley, Ninnescah Township, Clara Green, $40.

Moscow, Silver Creek Township, Thornton Baker, $35.

Centennial, Beaver Township, Cora Beach, $45.

Dexter, Anna Vaught, $45; and Laura Elliott, $40.

Queen Village, Richland Township, Sade Jasserand, $40.

Maple Grove, Walnut Township, S. W. Norton, $50.

Mount Washington, Beaver Township, Frank Chapin, $50.

Valley View, Vernon Township, Amy Barnes, $40.

Queen Valley, Rock Township, Carrie Plunket, $35.

Prairie Home, Tisdale Township, F. E. Haughey, $45.

Mount Carmel, Fairview Township, Villa Coombs, $35.

Grand Prairie, Maple Township, George Whitson, $40.

Odessa, Pleasant Valley Township, Celina Bliss, $45.

Prairie Home, Richland Township, Sarah Hollingworth, $40.

Rock Valley, Rock Township, J. O. Bradshaw, $45.

New Salem, W. H. Lucas, $50; Clara Davenport, $40.

Wrights Canyon, Pleasant Valley Township, Jos. Moore, $40.

Science Valley, Walnut Township, Miss Laura Barnes, $40.

Arkansas City, principal, Prof. J. C. Wier, $1,100 per year.

Torrance, Horace G. Norton, $50; Irmie McKee, $35; Mrs. Elliott, $40.

Burden, R. B. Moore, $80; Lizzie Burden, $40; Ella Kempton, $35; Mary Berkey, $40.

A number of teachers have failed to send a notification to the County Superintendent, from whom we obtained this list; therefore, it is incomplete. Nearly everyone of the one hundred and forty-three districts of the county have engaged teachers and by October 1st a majority of the schools will be in full blast.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Meeting of Blaine and Logan Clubs and a Flambeau Club.

A meeting of the Blaine and Logan Club of Winfield was held at the Courthouse Monday evening. The meeting came to order by electing Mr. A. H. Limerick, Chairman, and W. A. McCartney, Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by W. J. Wilson. Speeches were made by T. H. Soward and W. P. Hackney in favor of the complete organization and equipment of a Blaine and Logan club. It was decided to organize the club into three companies of torch-bearers and one Flambeau club. The following officers were elected: Colonel Whiting, Commander of battalion and D. L. Kretsinger, Adjutant; Spencer Miner, Captain ACo. A@; Frank Finch, 1st Lieutenant; M. B. Shields, 2nd Lieutenant; T. J. Harris, 3rd Lieutenant; Capt. J. B. Nipp, Captain of ACo. B@: W. P. Hackney 1st Lieutenant; John McGuire, 2nd Lieutenant; H. H. Siverd, 3rd Lieutenant; Cap Steuven, Captain of the Flambeau club; H. G. Norton, 1st Lieutenant; W. A. McCartney, 2nd Lieutenant; Frank H. Greer, 3rd Lieutenant. The election of officers for ACo. C@ was deferred until Tuesday evening. A meeting of the officers of the different companies was called for Wednesday morning for the purpose of appointing various committees, and deciding on the kind and number of suits and torches to be ordered. After the completion of business of the meeting, Henry E. Asp was called on, and responded in one of his characteristic speeches, after which the meeting adjourned.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

More Glory for Cowley.

Cowley County never fails to climb the golden stair wherever a trail is made. Her latest score was made at the St. Louis Exposition, where the Winfield Roller Mills flour carried off the premium over the famous Minneapolis and St. Louis flours. This is a big feather in the cap of Messrs. Bliss & Wood, and a recognition which our county appreciates.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Our Cotton Crop.

Mr. W. L. Morehouse harvested his cotton crop last week and left a couple of pods at this office. The samples are on exhibition in the COURIER rooms and it will pay anyone who has never seen a cotton plant to call and examine it.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Anthracite Coal. For the next ten days we will take orders, to be delivered in October, at $13.00 per ton. Special rate on five ton lots. Winfield Coal Co.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

For sale on Monthly payments, twenty-five lots in or near Courier place. Also a new dwelling house.

For Sale. 670 acre stock ranch, $7 per acre. Also 1700 acres under good improvements, $10 per acre.

W. L. MULLIN, with H. G. Fuller & Co.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

A. F. McClarin, of the Terminus, bought through Harris & Clark, last week, the Vanorsdal farm 8 miles northeast of Winfield, for $4,000.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


Mr. John Walker is building a new house.

Miss Gay Jackson is visiting friends in Burden this week.

Mrs. Wolfe made a relative in Grenola a short visit this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert McEwen are attending the fair at Emporia.

Mr. Frank Willard, of Lawrence, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Pixley.

Peaches are fixed up in every imaginable way by the busy housewife.

Mr. Fitzgerald has gone back to his post at the Indian (government) school.

Mr. Bryant will start for West Virginia on a visit to his old home this next week.

Mr. and Ms. McMillen are keeping house for her parents during their absence.

Mr. J. E. Hoyland had six fine hogs run over and killed by the passenger train on the 19th inst.

Messrs. Chas. and Albert Rhodes and Mr. Dunbar were the guests of Mr. Dalgarn, also of Mr. King this last week.

Mrs. Pixley and Mrs. Bovee attended the State Fair. Messrs. Berry and Judd went off on the train somewhere the same day.

Rev. C. P. Graham will take a short vacation and visit relatives and friends in Illinois. He will start on the 23rd, nothing preventing.

Messrs. McMillen, Hoyland, Chapell, and Grieves will start on Tuesday, 23rd inst., to see the unoccupied prairies of the western portion of Kansas.

Mrs. Oxford visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archer, lately. Mrs. Archer is visiting friends and relatives in Wisconsin and elsewhere at present.

Rev. Camden, of the Christian Church, preached an excellent sermon (we are informed) on last Sabbath eve to an attentive and appreciative audience.

Mr. Hartman had a serious time with his nasal appendage. Was taken with nose bleeding and bled till he is still very weak. Dr. Irwin was called.

Mrs. Miller is taking a rest and visit in Sumner County. Her boarders are stopping with Mr. Reid and wife. Hope Mrs. Miller will have an excellent time and come back refreshed in body and spirit.

TO BE MARRIED. Mr. Joseph Irwin went back to Pennsylvania some weeks ago and has taken a claim, intends to bring said claim to Kansas. May his eastern bride find her Kansas home all she anticipates. Happiness and prosperity attend them.

The young people have formed a society called the AQuivive Reading Club,@ and expect to meet at different member=s homes and have a good and pleasant time. I=m and Aold folks,@ I guess, and I do not belong. I wish them success in their good undertaking.

Quite a daisy robbery was committed in quiet, honest Salem on Saturday night, September 13th. Some thieving sneaks broke into the store of Mr. Eli Reid and helped themselves to wearing apparel, boots, etc. I do not know how much Mr. Reid lost, but quite a considerable, as a watch and some jewelry were taken.

MARRIED. Mr. DeWitt has sold the ACentral Hotel@ to Mr. Daniel Reid; so Salem will have a new landlord and a good landlady in the person of the amiable Mrs. Reid. By the way, Mr. DeWitt has taken a wife and is no longer a Salem bachelor; but as he has not brought his wife to Kansas, we have not had the pleasure of knowing her. May they float gently o=er the matrimonial sea.

The M. E. Church laid their cornerstone on Wednesday last and Salem will soon be the proud possessor of a trim little church. I regret very much that I could not attend the cornerstone ceremonies. I for one like to see churches going up in our quiet, peaceful county, and congratulate our M. E. brothers and sisters, and trust they may be blessed in church and home.

Brother AClyde,@ please accept congratulations of AOlivia.@ May your cup of happiness be full and running over.

AOh happy state! when souls each other draw

When love is liberty, and nature law,

All then is full, possessing and possessed,

No craving void left aching in the breast;

E=en thought meets thought ere from the lips it part

As each warm wish springs mutual from the heart.@

Mess. W. P. Hoyland, E. D. Franklin, and Wilbur Watsonberger are off vegetating in the west.

The Presidential candidates, viz Blaine, Cleveland, and Butler called on AOlivia@ last Saturday evening, and they seemed determined to raise my spirits as high as theirs, by trying to make me laugh and be gay. They were all dressed in black and their garments, if not themselves, looked quite manly. Three of my friends out masquerading. I don=t think Blaine is quite so short in stature. Come again, my dear fellows, and stay longer. Guess I=ll play I=m Mrs. Belva Lockwood next time and help fill the list of Presidential candidates.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


A fine shower occurred on the 13th.

J. R. Staton is visiting Winfield this week.

Dell Akers= stone building is fast approaching house-like dimensions.

We are all coming to the show, that is, everybody and his best girl.

We are glad to notice Uncle Joe Hornbeak on the street again after his severe illness.

Udall can boast of the first car of new cor, if not the first in the State, shipped Sept. 18th, to Chicago.

Steele & Co. Elevator looks well in its new coat of paint. C. Friedly did the job and a good one too.

Chas. White arrived here with his stock the 13th inst. Charley says Kansas forever in place of Illinois for a year.

Mr. Albert Copeland, the father of Mrs. [?] J. Kelley from Prairie City, Illinois, has been visiting his daughter for the past week.

Mr. Roberts, formerly of Winfield, has rented the City Hotel and will refurnish it throughout preparatory to opening a first class house.

The Christian denomination have raised sufficient money to build and equip a very nice church at this place through the efforts of Elder J. N. Hampf.

Robt. Ratliff just received another car load of furniture the 16th inst. Rob is a rattler and can dispose of more furniture than any other man in the state.

Mr. Geo. Willson, formerly of this county and now of Cloud County this state, is here visiting friends. Geo. is well pleased with the northern part, yet is free to say ACowley leads them all.@

O. O. Brown says that the lives of Great men are constantly beset with troubles and vexations. The one great reason of O. O. feeling so bad is that the freight train killed one of his most valuable horses on the evening of the 12th.

A Protracted meeting will commence here the 12th under the auspices of Rev. Burgess of Mulvane. Other bright lights of the Gospel will be in attendance and we trust the good work will be carried on to a successful culmination.

Quite an excitement was aroused on the morning of the 15th, when H. W. Martin opened the drugstore of Martin and Werden, for an examination, disclosing the fact that their wareroom had been broken open and a keg of choice Apple Brandy containing 5 gallons and one of Black Berry brandy of same capacity together with about 10 gallons of choice Whiskey had miraculously disappeared; that is, some poor thirsty soul had a stronger desire within his heart to partake of those fiery liquids as a tonic, which prohibition prevents, had effected an entrance through a window and then opened the door leading into the alley and the way was clear for a wholesale steal, which was most effectually accomplished, the thief or thieves leaving not the slightest trace or clue as to who they were. Smith & Hildebrand request them to return the jugs when empty that they took from their store.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


Tucker Darnell is home again.

A little more rain is needed in this part.

Mr. Willard Cue will leave in a few days on a visit to Iowa.

Mrs. Tunstall of Burden, was the guest of Miss Cue last week.

Two wagon loads of Indians passed through town last week.

Rev. Tull preached at Cambridge last Sunday week.

Quite a number of boys went to the show last Saturday.

J. W. Hoyland of New Salem was the guest of Capt. Rowe Tuesday.

Boade [? CAN=T READ?] Foster and family and D. T. King and wife visited Burden, Monday.

Mr. G. W. Rowe spent Friday and Saturday in Winfield, also Jas. McClellan of South Prairie.

David Syland spent a few days in this vicinity last week. He talks of moving back on South prairie.

Rev. Warren preached at Windsor last Saturday night. The Sabbath school at that place is also in good condition.

Cutting millet and prairie hay seems to be the order of the day in this vicinity. Some are beginning to cut their corn.

Cambridge was visited by a Asharper@ Saturday and took in what loose change the boys had. How do you like candy, boys?

Watermelons are raging and so are the chills. Capt. Rowe had a shake a few days ago and many more have been shaking.

Miss Rhea Harris of Cedar Creek has been quite sick, but at present is convalescing. Also Clyties has been on the sick list for a day or too, and Mrs. McClelland has been chilling.

D. F. Rowe and D. T. King and families of Dade County, Missouri, son and son-in-law of Capt. Rowe, arrived at this place last week. Still they come. They are highly pleased with the country and expect to locate here. Also Mr. Will Beck of the same place is a guest of the Rowe=s.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

DIED. Card of Thanks. We desire to return our most sincere thanks to the people of Winfield for their kindness and assistance during the prolonged sickness and death of our beloved son, Jack Tully. Although strangers, every attention was attended to that could have been received from the most intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. James Tully. Winfield, Sept. 17, 1884.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


PUBLIC SALE. The undersigned will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, about halfway between Arkansas City and Winfield, near the South Bend schoolhouse, on Monday, Oc. 6th, 1884, commencing at ten o=clock a.m., the following property: One span of work mares, one five-year-old gelding, one two-year-old colt, one spring colt, three good milk cows, three spring calves, three good brood sows with pigs, 14 splendid shoats, about 30 acres good corn, 150 bushels wheat, about 160 quarts canned fruit, also household goods, plow, harrow, wagon, harness, 200 Plymouth Rock chickens, and other goods. Terms, all sums under $10 cash in hand; $10 and over, 12 months= time will be given with approved security. Seven percent off for cash. EDWARD CAMPBELL. Walter Denning, Auctioneer.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

PUBLIC SALE. The undersigned will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, at my residence, nine miles south of Beaumont and near the head of Grouse Creek, on Thursday, October 2nd, 1884, commencing at 10 o=clock a.m., the following described property: 1,300 head of high grade Merino sheep, 12 head of pedigreed rams, 30 head of high grade rams. They are all free of scab, and in good healthy condition. The original stock came from Michigan, and sheared 8 lbs. on an average the present year. Will also sell a sheep corral, one span of work horses, one Indian pony, one lumber wagon, one set of work harness, two saddles, several hundred feet of pine lumber, a pump, and other articles too numerous to mention. Terns: All sums under $10 cash in hand; $10 and over, 12 months time will be given purchaser with bankable note at 10 percent interest. Five percent off for cash.

THOMAS MOORE, Walter Denning, Auctioneer.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.


Cowley County District Court, First Tuesday, October 7th, 1884.


1. State vs. Frank Manny.

2. State vs. Grant Dover.

3. State vs. John Kearns.

4. State vs. A. L. Thomas.

5. State vs. Thomas Jones.

6. State vs. John Graham.

7. State vs. Elias Burton.

8. State vs. Thomas Jones.

9. State vs. T. E. Johnston.

10. State vs. James Stansbury.

11. State vs. L. D. Skinner.

12. State vs. William M. Campbell.]

13. State vs. Chester Ring et al.

14. State vs. E. Kimmel et al.

15. State vs. Edgar C. Mason et al.

16. State vs. Dennis P. Hurst.


1. Assignment of Daniel Read.

1. Joseph Likowski vs. J. M. Alexander.

3. M. G. Troup vs. A. J. Fullerlove.

4. Bliss & Wood vs. Wm. Colgate.

5. Bernhard Geiser vs. Antonia Daleschall.

6. Warden, Bushnell & Co. vs. H. E. Noble.

7. Chicago Lumber Co. vs. Emma Chenoweth.

8. Henry Hansen vs. Joseph Davis.

9. Elizabeth Davis vs. Nancy A. Baldwin.

10. Mary Stokes vs. J. S. Hunt, County Clerk.

11. Houghton & McLaughlin vs. J. W. Brown.

12. Francis J. Sessions vs. John P. Strickland.

13. Wm. M. Sleeth vs. Sarah A. Drennon et al.

14. Byron Farrar vs. Sarah A. Drennon et al.

15. J. C. Fuller et al vs. L. B. Stone, County Treasurer.

16. Dwight Repley vs. D. A. Millington.

17. A. J. Hodges vs. H. H. Martin et al.

18. Assignment of Goss & McConn.


19. Winfield Bank vs. Wm. A. Hybarger.

20. Wm. M. Null vs. Neil Wilkie, et al.

21. Thomas S. Krutz vs. John C. Curry, et al.

22. Thomas S. Krutz vs. Wm. Greenhaw.

23. Thomas S. Krutz vs. R. B. Mitchell.

24. S. K. R. R. Co. vs. L. B. Stone, County Treasurer.

25. Appeal of C. W. Gregory.

26. Assignment of Conway Bros.

27. M. L. Read et al vs. Wm. A. Wright.

28. Nellie Harbough vs. H. Y. Churchill.

29. James Jordon vs. Winfield Township et al.

30. J. N. Noles vs. C. Ferguson.

31. C. A. Bliss et al vs. C. C. Harris et al.

32. M. L. Read et al vs. Winfield creamery.

33. John P. Hill vs. S. K. R. R. Co.

34. C. C. Black vs. A. A. Jackson.

35. David McKee vs. Hull Bixby.

36. A. P. Carmon et al vs. R. B. Temple.


37. Wm. B. Grimes Dry Goods Co. vs. W. D. McClintock.

38. Victor B. Buck & Co., vs. Wm. D. McClintock.

39. J. A. Field & Co. vs. Brotherton and Silver.

40. C. E. Foss & Co. vs. Phillip Sipe.

41. Wm. J. Hodges et al vs. F. M. Stewart.

42. David Hahn vs. Isaac Wood.

43. Mary A. Phelps vs. Lemuel A. Phelps.

44. Ridenhour, Baker & co. vs. Wm. D. McClintock.

45. School District No. 13 vs. School District No. 133.

46. Elizabeth Weekley vs. Jacob W. Weekley.

47. L. C. Green vs. A. H. Green.

48. L. D. Randall vs. Roy Randall.

49. John Murry vs. Frank Lorry.

50. Fannie Wilson vs. James Wilson.

51. Mudell Prime vs. C. S. Shue et al.

52. Bartlett & Co. vs. A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co.

53. Wichita & S. W. Ry. Co. vs. L. B. Stone, County Treasurer.

54. Winfield Bank vs. Hugh Reiley.


55. Fannie E. Lewis vs. Irwin Cole.

56. S. M. Jarvis vs. John F. Miller.

57. Hartford Life Insurance Co. vs. G. C. Compton et al.

58. R. R. Conklin vs. James Galliner et al.

59. C. A. Bliss et al, Condemnation.

60. R. R. Conklin vs. Ira D. Black, et al.

61. City of Winfield vs. Henry Brown.

62. D. S. Smith vs. A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co.

63. W. E. Smith vs. A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co.

64. A. Howland vs. G. H. Sprague, et al.

65. D. S. Rose vs. J. S. Null.

66. R. O. Lutes vs. T. A. Chambers.

67. Scott McGlasson vs. E. H. Gilbert.

68. M. S. Williams vs. Mary Williams.

69. W. P. Hackney vs. E. S. Bliss.

70. Jennie Reynolds vs. J. W. Reynolds et al.

71. J. F. Gilliland vs. F. G. Gilliland.

72. E. S. Covel vs. J. E. Covel.


73. Schuster Tootle & Co. vs. G. B. Sigler.

74. Smith, Frazee & Co. vs. G. B. Sigler.

75. Stout & Wingest vs. S. S. Baber.

76. Stout & Wingest vs. Schuster, Tootle & Co.

77. Mary H. Buck vs. Charles Storr, et al.

78. Evan Shriver vs. Mary M. Shriver.

79. Nannie C. Fuller vs. Cowley County et al.

80. City of Winfield vs. Stephen Van Buren, et al.

81. Gideon Lease vs. Luther Keeney, et al.

82. Rosie E. Hixon vs. Geo. B. [?R.] Hixon.

83. James H. Pulliam vs. Susan Columber, et al.

84. David Hollenbeck vs. D. McDonald et al.

85. O. M. Stewart vs. D. A. Merydith et al.

86. T. F. Axtel vs. H. D. McCormick.

87. B. D. Weger vs. City of Winfield.

88. J. J. Merrick vs. Bliss & Wood.

89. Frances McGregor vs. J. J. McGregor.

90. B. F. Barton vs. F. M. Hurst, et al.

91. J. A. Bullen & Co. vs. S. S. Gentry, et al.

92. Laura Jones vs. J. L. Jones.

93. W. P. Carpenter vs. F. M. Godfrey, et al.

94. James Jordan vs. Elihu Wood.

95. F. W. Schwantes vs. C. A. Bliss, et al.

96. Wm. R. Bridwell vs. L. B. Bridwell.

97. John Cronin, vs. Winfield Brick & Tile Co.

98. M. Ingram vs. P. Fouts, et al.

99. T. J. Kelly vs. John Rogers.

100. M. F. Worden vs. L. O. Worden.

E. S. BEDILION, Clerk.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

AD. Farmers, Attention! Having now got complete FLOURING MACHINERY into my mill, and all running in good order, I am ready to supply a First-Class Straight Flour. Bring on your grists.


West of Lynn=s Store, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

AD. NEW STORE! NEW GOODS! I have recently opened a first-class Grocery and Queensware Store In the building formerly occupied by Tomlin & Webb. My stock is LARGE AND FRESH and will be sold at prices which defy competition. Call and be shown through my establishment by accommodating salesmen, and notice some of the extraordinary bargains. COUNTRY PRODUCE BOUGHT & SOLD. Remember the place: first door north of Myton=s.



Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

AD. For Pure Drugs, Medicines, CHEMICALS, PATENT MEDICINES, FANCY GOODS AND PERFUMERY, Go to L. M. WILLIAMS, Druggist, Winfield, Kansas.

(Successor to Sohnston & Lockwood.)

[NOTE: Think it should be Johnston rather than Sohnston. Believe this ad has been put in paper for a long time.]