JANUARY 22, 1880.
Prof. Smith, a nephew of E. E. Bacon, is at present stopping in Winfield.
Major Thompson has built an addition to his restaurant.
The office of the engineer of the S. K. & W. railroad has been established in the old Winfield Bank Building. This road has reached Burden, and the track-layers are pushing this way at the rate of a mile a day.
The handsome gilt sign in town now swings over the entrance to Henry Brown's drug store.
MORE ITEMS FROM COURANT, NOVEMBER 17, 1881.
Mrs. Smith, of Wayne county, New York, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Brown.
The abundant fall rains and cool weather has made our wheat fields look very promising for next season's crop. The average is about one third less than last year. The rains, while they have damaged the corn and hay in the fields and stacks, have caused the wheat and grass to grow finely and as a result stock will go through the winter on less grain than was anticipated a month ago.
Coal is selling for eight cents at the banks, and twelve and a half cents in the city. This is higher than it has been for a great many years at this season. Fort Scott Monitor.
[Eight cents per bushel is equivalent to $2.00 per ton. It retails here at $7.00 per ton, and our dealers make but a small margin at that. The bulk of the five dollars goes to the coal company, and the railroads, who must be making big money.]...Comments by COURANT EDITOR.
[ADS: COURANT, NOVEMBER 24, 1881.]
SOUTH-WEST MACHINE WORKS. SAMUEL CLARKE, PROPRIETOR -AND- MECHANICAL ENGINEER. Having again assumed control of the machine department of the above Works, I will give it my personal supervision, and will run it as a general Macbine Works. Will build and repair ENGINES, BOILERS, ETC., And guarantee satisfaction. Will buy and sell Second-hand Machinery on commission.
Shops near K. C., L. & S. F. R., Winfield.
FARM HARNESS & SADDLE FACTORY...R. E. SYDAL. Stand opposite the Opera House. Winfield.
ENGLISH KITCHEN RESTAURANT -AND- BAKERY! T. F. AXTELL. [Address not given.]
WHITING BROS., MARKET. [Address not given.]
WINFIELD LIVERY FEED AND SALE STABLE...SPEED & SCOFIELD, PROPS.
Main Street, Winfield.
THE FLAG DRUG STORE. THE LEADING DRUG HOUSE IN COWLEY COUNTY.
Opposite Manning's Opera House, Winfield. Where you will find Dr. J. Fleming's Fever & Ague Tonic, an antidote for all malarial trouble. Dr. Fleming is sole proprietor and manufacturer.
LYNN & LOOSE - GENERAL DEALERS IN FINE DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS AND SHOES!
BRADT & GIBSON - DEALERS IN ALL GRADES OF NEW- FURNITURE!
SOUTH MAIN STREET, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
W. C. ROOT & CO., BOOT & SHOE HOUSE. [NO ADDRESS GIVEN.]
WALLIS & WALLIS, GROCERIES. WINFIELD. [Address not given.]
THE WINFIELD JEWELRY HOUSE, GEORGE A. SCHROETER, AGENT.
SOUTH OF 76 HORNING 76, ROBINSON & CO., WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Since moving into my new quarters, have increased my stock, etc.
REMOVAL...THE MAMMOTH CLOTHING HOUSE -OF- ELI YOUNGHEIM.
I have removed NEXT DOOR TO THE POST OFFICE!
M. L. READ'S BANK (ESTABLISHED 1872) [M. L. ROBINSON, CASHIER.
W. C. ROBINSON, ASSISTANT CASHIER.] [Address not given.]
PRYOR & KINNE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, REAL ESTATE, LOAN & INSURANCE AGENTS. [S. D. PRYOR. J. D. PRYOR. E. P. KINNE.] OFFICE IN WINFIELD BANK BUILDING, UP STAIRS.
H. BROWN & SON -GENERAL DEALERS IN- PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
BOOKS, NOTIONS, TOILET ARTICLES & STATIONERY. WALL PAPER in all the latest designs and styles. School Books of every variety used in the county. All popular Patent Medicines in complete assortment. We also keep in stock the most complete assortment of Window Glass to be found anywhere. Paints, Oils and
Varnishes. Splendid Line of Choice Cigars.
Having moved into our elegant new store room, we are now able to show the trade of Winfield and Cowley County the most complete line of goods ever opened in Southern Kansas.
CURNS & MANSER, LAND, LOAN, AND INSURANCE AGENTS.
[J. W. CURNS, NOTARY PUBLIC. G. S. MANSER, NOTARY PUBLIC.]
[Address not given.]
HAMBRIC & BROTHER, Just opened and in full blast a second-hand and bankrupt store, where we will buy, sell, or trade goods of every description, size, or color. Place of business, Ninth Avenue, first door east of McGuire Brothers' grocery.
BATHS, HOT OR COLD, BRETTUN HOUSE BARBER SHOP, NOMMSEN AND STUEVEN, PROPRIETORS.
J. R. BOURDETTE'S LUNCH ROOMS ON NINTH AVENUE, JUST EAST OF MAIN.
SCOTT McGLASSON, CITY FLOUR AND FEED STORE. North east Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.
MAJOR & VANCE, LIVERY, FEED AND STABLE, NINTH AVENUE, JUST WEST OF THE POST OFFICE, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
J. L. HODGES, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES. Store on 9th Avenue, one block east of Main Street.
[MERCHANTS AT DEXTER ENJOY GOOD TRADE.]
COURANT, DECEMBER 1, 1881.
A correspondent at Dexter furnishes us with the information that the merchants are enjoying a good trade. R. Hite and C. A. Walker are our drygoods men. They are gentlemen and understand their business. That C. M. Brown sells groceries, and lots of them. That A. J. Truesdale is doing a good business in the hardware line. That George Drury has sold an interest in his blacksmith shop to John Moore, a first-class workman. That O. P. Dorst runs the Central Hotel in first-class order. That in connection with the hotel, Bent Moore runs a livery and feed stable in good style. That Dr. Hamilton has a good practice. That the water mill is running on full time. That the Walsmith boys are doing good work in their steam mill.
[MORE ABOUT THE COWBOYS AT CALDWELL.]
COURANT, DECEMBER 29, 1881.
As many of our readers are interested in the cow-boy trouble and would like particulars, we clip the following from the Caldwell Post, which is as authentic as any statement of the affair will be.
To begin at the beginning of this affair, one would have to get into the secrets of men's hearts, so we will only begin at the apparent beginning.
One Jim Talbot, who has been around the city about a month gambling, drinking, bullying, and attempting to bulldoze everyone, was the leader of the party. With Talbot, on the drinking spree during the night, were Jim Martin, Bob Bigtree, Tom Love, Bob Munsen, Dick Eddleman, and George Speers.
Speers did none of the shooting, but was in the act of saddling one of Talbot's horses when he was shot. Talbot, Martin, Bigtree, Munsen, and Doug Hill were standing, holding their horses near Speers, waiting for him to saddle up.
After the fighting in the city, and Mike Meagher and George Speers were killed, the five outlaws--Jim Talbot, Bob Bigtree, Bob Munsen, Jim Martin, and Doug Hill--rode off to the east of town, across the railroad track. Some one of the citizens fired at and killed a horse from under one of them. He got up behind one of the other men. A party of citizens organized, mounted horses, and started in pursuit.
The outlaws met a man bringing hay to town, with a lead horse in the rear of the wagon. They cut the horse loose and rode it off. At W. F. Campbell's they got two more horses, those they were riding having been wounded. The party of citizens got sight of them just before they crossed Bluff Creek into the Indian Territory. There were five of the outlaws then, but after they appeared on the prairie beyond, there were only four. They followed at a break-neck pace, both parties keeping up a constant fire for about twelve miles.
The outlaws headed for Deutcher Bros. horse ranch on Deer Creek, intending to get fresh horses there, but were so closely pressed by the pursuing party that they could not make change and get away. When they reached the ranch, the citizens were only a few hundred feet away.
The outlaws passed on to the bluff and creek about six hundred feet south of the ranch, dismounted and took to the brush and rocks, firing all the time at the citizens. The citizens finally drove them over the bluff and into a canyon, where there had been a stone dugout. Into this three of the outlaws went, threw up breast-works of stone, got behind them, and would bang away at anyone who showed an inch of his person to their view.
The citizens surrounded the gulch and kept up a constant firing at the fort, but without effect. One of the outlaws took refuge up in a small gulch leading to the west, and was not seen until he fired at W. E. Campbell, who was sliding down the hill on his face to get a commanding point above the fort. The outlaw's ball took effect in Campbell's wrist, passing between the two bones. Another ball passed through his clothes six or seven times, and made a small flesh wound on his thigh. This disconcerted the citizens to a certain extent, and it being dark, they could do but little good in fighting. Being up above the outlaws, they were splendid marks for their fire, while the outlaws were in tthe shadows, so that their position could not be distinguished. Had the fourth man been anywhere else in the gulch the citizens could have taken them in; but his position covered every point that the others were exposed from. In fact, they held the key to the situation. Thirty minutes more daylight would have told the tale for the outlaws; or had Campbell escaped the fire of the villain that shot him, he could have killed the other three in as many minutes as his position commanded the fort in every corner. The two parties were not seventy-five feet apart at any time during the battle, while Campbell's men were not over twenty-five feet from him when he was shot. Jonny Hall got a bullet through the top of his hat, missing his head about an inch.
Reinforcements arrived at the ranch from town about ten o'clock. Pickets were formed around the gulch, but the outlaws had flown before that time. There were only about fifteen men at the place during the evening fight, and most of them returned to town as soon as Campbell was shot, leaving only six men to guard the gulch and over thirty head of horses. The horses required the attention of at least four men, for they were what the outlaws needed.
The morning round-up revealed the fact that the outlaws had escaped. The entire party, except Sheriff Thralls, Frank Evans, Bob Harrington, Jim Dobson, Sam Swayer, Mr. Freeman, A. Rhodes, another man, and the writer hereof, came to town. About thirty-five came in, leaving the small party to look up the outlaws, inform the camps below to look out for stolen stock, etc. Our party visited two or three camps on Deer creek and started for home. We met several parties coming out from town, most of them for fun, others for business. They all returned before night.
A party of fifteen was organized by the mayor and started out Sunday evening to guard certain cow camps to see that no horses were stolen from them. The outlaws traveled six or seven miles, possibly ten, Saturday night.
Two freighters were camped on Bullwhacker creek, about eighteen miles south of this city, Sunday night, when Talbot's party, five in number this time, rounded them up and took five horses from them. Two of the party were bare-headed, and one had a slight wound in his foot. The outlaws started south.
The freighters came in about two o'clock, when Sheriff Thralls, with a posse, started his pursuit. Another party of freighters passed the outlaws near Pond creek during the night. The outlaws were going south.
A party was organized Tuesday evening and started to Cantonment to intercept them there. Mr. George Brown was in charge of the party.
COWLEY COUNTY PROHIBITIONIST
WINFIELD, KANSAS, AUGUST 24, 1894.
VOL. I, NO. 2.
Words of Welcome.
The Cowley County Prohibitionist is the name of a small but neat and ably conducted paper published at Winfield, Kansas, by Charles Lowther, presiding elder of the Winfield district, and edited by Mrs. Linna Reece Lowther, wife of the elder. As its name indicates, it is an uncompromising advocate of prohibition, and promises to be a potent factor in the great and hopeful battle now on in this great reform movement. Prohibition papers are starting up all over the country, which is an omen of the rapidly increasing public sentiment upon this subject.
BROWN'S DRUG STORE
805 MAIN ST.
Our Opening Effort is to remind you that our stock of College Books, Tablets, Stationary and Druggists Supplies, Hair, Nail and Tooth Brushes, Combs, Fine and Toilet Soaps, is surpassed by none in the City, etc.
COWLEY COUNTY PROHIBITIONIST
WINFIELD, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 8, 1894.
VOL. I, NO. 3.
FRONT PAGE SHOWS A PICTURE OF JUDGE J. G. FURRY...
JUDGE J. G. FURRY.
Judge J. G. Furry of Geuda Springs was murdered by Till Lincoln, a joint keeper, July 4th, 1886. Furry as an officer had caused Lincoln's arrest. Lincoln shot him and a great many "patriots" (?) in Cowley County defend these murderous outlaws rather than the constitution and laws of Kansas.
C. K. WILES, M. D.
Treats diseases of the Eye, Throat and Lungs.
First National Bank Building.
When you have your pictures taken, call on the leading Photographer.
Latest Styles and finish. Special rates to Students.
Dr. T. S. Brown - Dentist - Winfield, Kans. Over First National Bank.
Switches and frizzes, waves and puffs, hair guards, hair dressed, curied and crimped on the head, old switches colored and made over, gray hair restored to its natural color. Hair restorative for sale.
MRS. J. A. FOULTS
715 South Church St.
Fresh Bread, Pies and Cakes.
M. Bish & Son's
Ira P. Russell.
Pianos and Organs
Violins, Guitars, Sheet Music. Elegant goods at low prices.
Ira P. Russell
South Main St.