[Starting Thursday, May 6, 1880.]



MAY 6, 1880.

Mr. Ryan has succeeded in passing through the House the bill for the relief of homestead and preemption settlers in Western Kansas. The Senate will undoubtedly act favorably in the matter, and the settlers who will be obliged to leave their homes temporarily on account of the destruction of their crops will lose none of their rights.




MAY 6, 1880.

Our late warning to farmers against "iron fence men" and other frauds, strangers tramping over the country, was not given any too soon. The persons then alluded to proved to be frauds, and had secured several notes from persons in the country which they attempted to sell, but our monied men suspected them and would not invest. While our friends should look out for such, there is no reason that they should suspect our well established businessmen who are well known, and who may send business agents to canvass the country.




MAY 6, 1880.

The first train on the K. C., L. & S. railroad carried a large lot of newspaper seeds in a broken package, and scattered them all along the line. Subsequent rains and warm weather have caused them to sprout up at Elk City, Longton, Elk Falls, Grenola, Burden, and Oxford, with four other stations to hear from. The probable dry weather may cause several of these young newspaper sprouts to wilt down and die, but we do not predict. Go in, boys, and win if possible. We admire your pluck.




MAY 6, 1880.

Wirt W. Walton estimates that Winfield is overdoing herself. He evidently supposes that there has lately been an extraordinary boom here, and that the great activity in building and business is a spasm brought on by the completion of the railroads to this place. He ought to know better. If this is a spasm, it is one of wonderful continuance, for it commenced ten years ago with the first settlement of the place, has continued up to the present time, and promises to continue another ten years or more. Since the very beginning of this town, there has been no year in which the percentage of increase of building and improvement was less than that of the past year.


The town was never, and is not now, in advance of the county. With a county steadily increasing in population year by year until it has reached a census of twenty-one thousand, and with a farming population now pouring in at the rate of three thousand a year, bringing wealth and energy with them, it is not strange that its capital should have a population of upwards of three thousand, and continue to increase and make improvements.

Really, Winfield has got a good, healthy start. She has just begin to grow.




MAY 6, 1880.

The Telegram plumes itself on the fact that we did not deny its version of how some Republicans had been making up political slates. Its editor is too modest when he supposes that his inventions will be taken as truths unless contradicted. That yarn was a pretty good joke on certain Republicans; and is so taken and needs no denial.

But if it is of any interest to anyone to know what part we have taken in making up slates, we will say that we have named as our choice the following.

Gen. U. S. Grant for President.

Hon. Thos. Ryan for Congress.

J. P. St. John for Governor.

Prof. Thomas for State Superintendent.

Capt. McDermott for Attorney-General.

E. S. Torrance for District Judge.

F. S. Jennings for County Attorney.

R. C. Story for County Superintendent.

We have been asked why we do not put Mr. Hackney's name on our slate. We confess that we are strongly inclined to do so, because of his activity, influence, and ability to secure for our county what we want, but not because we would expect personal favors for ourself or friends at his hands.

Should Mr. Lemmon appear to be the choice of the Republicans of this representative district, it might be presumed that we should not oppose him very bitterly. But there is plenty of time for slate making yet, and slate breaking, too, for that matter.


"Mr. Lemmon will not be a candidate for that office in any event, but is not insensible to the kind words from this and other papers of so high respectability and influence."




MAY 6, 1880.

Hon. Thos. Ryan informs us that the bill known as "Ryan's Osage land bill," which passed the House a year ago, still hangs in the Senate, but that Senator Plumb expects every day to get it through that body. This is the bill that provides for the entry of these lands by paying one-fourth down, and one-fourth each year for three years, and for taxing the lands after the entry.

Mr. Ryan has another Osage bill, which has been unanimously approved and reported by the House Committee on public lands, when reached on the calendar. It reads as follows.


To graduate the price and dispose of the residue of the Osage

Indian trust and diminished reserve lands, lying east of

the sixth principal meridian, in Kansas.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

That all of the lands known as the Indian trust and diminished reserve lands lying east of the sixth principal meridian, in the State of Kansas, remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-one, shall be offered for sale at public acution to the highest bidder for cash at not less than seventy-five cents per acre; and all of said land remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-two, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than fifty cents per acre; and all of the said lands remaining unsold on the thirtieth day of June, anno Domini eighteen hundred and eighty-three, shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than twenty-five cents per acre; and all of said lands remaining unsold after the last said public offering shall be subject to be disposed of by cash entry at twenty-five cents per acre, and the Secretary of the Interior may offer the same as aforesaid, in such quantities as may seem to him best; and may make all needful regulations, including the publication of notice of sale, as he may deem proper, to carry out the provisions of this act; Pro-

vided, however, That no proceeding shall be taken under this act until the Osage Indians shall assent to the foregoing provisions.




MAY 6, 1880.

There is but one Central Hotel in the Walnut valley, and that is run by Charlie Harter and Sid Majors. There could not be two like it in one community. The house itself could be duplicated, but you could not find another Harter by a large

Major-ity. Clay Center Dispatch.







MAY 6, 1880.

Having returned from Manhattan, where I have been for some time, I will give you a few items from this place again.


Crops in this part of the county, as in all other parts, are suffering greatly for rain.

Mr. W. H. Gilliard returned from the Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on the 25th. He visited these springs for the purpose of recovering his health, which has been quite poorly for some time. Although he received no marked benefit during his short stay, he speaks in flattering terms of their curative powers. There are people there from all parts of the States, and he heard no complaints about the springs. He returned because he could not habituate himself to the water.

Eld. R. S. Thompson and wife will start for the Eureka Springs some time next week.

It is astonishing to see and count the number of emigrants who daily pass through this place on their way to Colorado. Probably they will return after many days.

Our school house was pretty badly damaged by the wind of April 18th, the west side giving way at the bottom and letting the floor down. It will be repaired this week.

Rev. McCuen has been chosen by the Baptist Church of this place to preach for them this year. He delivered his first discourse last Sunday.

April 27, 1880. CAESAR.




Winfield Courier, MAY 6, 1880


District Court convened Monday.

The "Rifles" met for drill in the opera house Tuesday afternoon.


Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.

Read's Bank is being papered and fixed up in fine style.

M. L. Robinson is again on the streets after his severe illness.

Mrs. Beach is disposing of her entire stock at reduced rates to quit the business.

Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brettum arrived Tuesday evening are and are stopping with C. C. Black.

See "ad" of Pryor & Kinne in reference to the Howland addition, in another column.



Pryor & Kinne platted and are selling lots in the Howland addition. This is one of the finest portions of the city, and persons desiring residence property cannot find a more pleasant location.


We have on hand several hundred old papers, which we wish to sell. Price 50 cents a hundred.

John D. Pryor has a handsome little girl baby at his house, of regulation weight and as frisky as anybody's baby.

Mr. C. M. Martin was on our streets Monday. He has had his arm reset and hopes to be able for business again soon.

Capt. C. M. Scott was in town last Tuesday. He is selling the state ponies used by the Patrol Guard last summer.

Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.

Mrs. Payson, mother of Chas. H. Payson, arrived from Illinois last week. She will remain during Mr. Payson's trial.

Mr. J. H. Stauffenberg, merchant tailor, advertises in this paper. His shop is next door to Sydal's harness shop.

AD; J. H. STAUFFENBERG, MERCHANT TAILOR, MAIN STREET, WINFIELD, KANSAS. Keeps on hand a first class line of Worsteds, Cassimeres, and Fine Diagonals. Mr. Stauffenberg is an artist in his line, has had years of experience in some of the largest merchant tailor establishments in the country, and guarantees satisfaction. ROOM NEXT TO HARTER BROS. DRUG STORE.





S. A. BROWN & CO'S. LUMBER YARD...Building material, lumber, lath, hair, lime, cement, and all kinds of mixed paints.






The Ladies of Winfield will find a fine assortment of House and Bedding Plants at VAN DOREN'S GREENHOUSE, ON NINTH AVENUE EAST.




WANTED! 20,000 BUS. CORN, 30,000 DOZEN EGGS! For which I will pay the Highest Market Price in Trade or Cash. J. P. BADEN.


READY FOR BUSINESS. QUINCY A. GLASS (Late Business Manager of the firm of Brown & Glass.) Wholesale and Retail Druggist, South Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.


THE CHICAGO SHOE STORE HAS MOVED INTO THE NEW BRICK STORE THREE DOORS NORTH OF POSTOFFICE! You will find in this store The Largest Stock and greatest variety of Boots & Shoes in Winfield.

Terms - Cash to all. SMITH BROS.

















MEAT MARKET. MILLER & COX. Have always on hand the choicest steaks, roasts, and other fresh meats. Particular attention paid to neatness.








MISS DE GRASSE. Has opened a conservatory of music in the office of T. A. Wilkinson. Instrumental instructions on the piano and organ for $12 per term (24 lessons). Harmony, Counterpoint, and Thorough-bass instruction for 50 cents per session. Private vocal instruction for $1 per lesson. Class instruction in vocal culture for 50 cents per lesson. Winfield, Kansas.




Steamer Necedah

Will leave her landing at Bliss' mill, on Saturdays, at 2 and 4 o'clock p.m. on a trip up the Walnut, 5 miles and return, to accommodate any and all who may wish to take a boat ride on a live steamer. On Sundays will go out every 2 hours. Parties wishing the services of the boat on other days during the week, for picnics, etc., should leave orders on slate in cabinet shop in old ten pin alley.

Also all kinds and styles of boats neatly built to order.



FLOWERS FOR SALE. Will sell my stock of Variegated Pinks, Geraniums, Calla Lilies, Tube Roses, Fuchsias, Heliotropes, Oxalia, Cactus, etc. These flowers are hardy, and stand the season better than hothouse plants. MRS. WALTERS, REAR OF POSTOFFICE.










MAY 6, 1880.

At the meeting of the new school board, Monday evening, it was agreed to consider applications for teachers in the public schools at their next regular meeting. The applications must be in before June 1st.

Baird Bros. have decided to dissolve partnership, in consequence of which they are selling their goods at cost in order to reduce the stock before the trade is made. Eugene Baird will continue the business.

A mania for boating has taken hold of the young men here. Several "clipper-built" skiffs are now on the river, and two others are in the "dry dock" and will be launched with due ceremony in a few days.

We were pleased to meet Mr. S. A. Brown, of the Brown Lumber Company, Tuesday. He accompanied the general agent of the firm, Mr. Frank C. Jocelyn, one of the rising young businessmen of the state.


Frank Sydal has added a new feature to his harness making establishment. He has received a lot of single and double buggy tops, ready made, which he puts on cheaper than anything of the kind heretofore offered.

We have on hand a lot of land office blanks, those needed for entry, which we will sell at reasonable prices in quantities to suit purchasers. Orders from any of the adjoining towns will receive prompt attention.

'Squire Buckman was overrun with business Saturday, partly in consequence of Judge Gans being absent. He tied two knots Saturday evening and repeated the job Sunday morning. This is what we call business.

The law card of Boyer & Burlingame appears in this paper. Mr. Boyer is too well known in the community to need mention from us. Mr. Burlingame is a young man of ability and with Mr. Boyer will make a strong team.



Mr. Frank Finch was severely burned while trying to get some of the furniture out of the Central during the fire last week. He was in the east wing of the building and the roof fell in on him. He is recovering rapidly and will be out again in a few days.

The Baptist church has purchased lots 7 and 8, block 150, being the two lots on the corner of 11th avenue and Millington street, south of the M. E. church, of J. W. Johnson, for six hundred dollars. They will begin excavating for the church building immediately.

We take great pleasure in announcing the marriage of Mr. Henry E. Asp and Miss Nellie Powers. It was celebrated at the residence of the bride's parents in this city last evening. Henry's many friends will unite with us in wishing them many long and happy years. No young man in Winfield enjoys the confidence and esteem of its citizens more than does Mr. Asp. Coming among us as he did five years ago, without friends or acquaintances, he has, by his energy, strict integrity, and close attention to business won a legal reputation reaching beyond the confines of Cowley, and which we predict sill some day reach even beyond the confines of the State. The bride is one of Winfield's fairest ladies.


The fire of last Thursday night is a warning that should be heeded by our council at once. When the property of every citizen is in danger, some action should be taken to provide adequate means for its protection. Had we possessed an effective and authoritive fire organization, with appliances and water at hand, much of the property now in ashes might have been saved. Will we act now, or wait until another and costlier warning is given, when we must stand idly by and see our fair city swallowed up by the flames without being able to raise a hand to save? It is with you, gentlemen of the council, to decide and act.

A meeting of prominent citizens was held in the office of Hackney & McDonald, Monday evening, to consider the advisability of forming a stock company for the erection of a large, three-story, brick hotel in Winfield. About $9,000 was subscribed, and committees were appointed to look up a location and solicit subscription to stock. The matter is in good hands, is being warmly advocated by most of our leading citizens, and we may expect ere long to see erected here one of the finest hotels in southern Kansas. The need of such a hotel is felt by all.

Wirt Walton, of the Clay Center Dispatch, in speaking of Miss Clara Lemmon, the assistant State Superintendent of Public Instructions, says: "We cheerfully bear testimony of her competency to discharge the duties of the office; and can safely add that what she accomplishes will be done in the most agreeable and satisfactory manner. The county superintendents and school principals of this part of the State, would almost be willing to favor the 'State-House Ring,'--if there is such a ring,--if by so doing Miss Lemmon could have another term."

The immense success of our job department encourages us to make large and more extensive additions to the same. We will in a few days have another job press. When this press arrives and is set up, we will have in operation printing presses costing alone about two thousand dollars. When it is considered that the cost of the general run of country newspaper offices complete is from $300 to $700, it will be seen that the COURIER printing establishment is no small concern.


Winfield is the prettiest town, has the finest sidewalks, most commodious business block,s convenient opera house, best building stone, liveliest newspapers, spiciest local writers, neatest morning daily, most hospitable people, best regulated post-office, artillery company, public schools, steamboat landing, and has the handsomest women of any town in the state. At least that is the way we heard it when there last week.

Clay Center Dispatch.

Take care, Wirt, you're getting back to your "old tricks" again.



The change in the time of the A., T. & S. F. gives universal satisfaction here. The passenger leaves here between three and four o'clock p.m., and arrives in Kansas City the next morning at six. Our businessmen can visit K. C. by this route, have one day there, and only be absent from home from one evening until the second morning. This arrangement will be a great saving of time.


Mr. R. R. Conklin has been admitted as a member of the firm of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co. Roland is one of the few young men of our acquaintance who are perfect in all that goes toward making up a gentleman. Kind and courteous in his manner, but firm and active in business matters, he will be an honor as well as a help to the firm of which he is now a member.


Mr. A. E. Millspaugh, from Burlington, Iowa, has opened a law office here. He is a son of our highly respected citizen, Mr. J. W. Millspaugh, is a young man of talent, education, and good, sound common sense, and has obtained considerable renown in his profession. We are always glad to welcome such as Mr. Millspaugh to Winfield.



In another column will be found an advertisment, of the

S. A. Brown & Co. lumber yard. This is one of the largest lumber companies in Kansas; their yard is the larges and best furnished, and their salesmen the most accommodating in the city. Our readers, one and all, should visit the S. A. Brown & Co. yards before purchasing lumber.



J. F. Witherspoon, of Winfield, has leased D. W. Jones' "Star Stable" and has opened up a feed and livery stable. Mr. Witherspoon will keep only first-class teams and rigs, and if the team we rode after last Tuesday is a fair sample, no stable in the state can excell the "Star." Caldwell Post.

J. F. Witherspoon used to run the Leland Hotel at Winfield, but sold out just in time to escape the conflagration of last week. [COURIER.]


Last Monday the COURIER job office turned out $54.25 worth of job work. This is perhaps the largest amount ever turned out in Winfield in as short space of time. The recent additions to our job department enable us to do better work at lower rates than has ever been offered in Winfield. Call and examine our samples.


The furniture firm of Johnson & Hill is getting up a big boom in their line of business. Almost every hour during the past few days teams have been loading or unloading in front of their store, and Jim looks as smiling and happy as he did in the palmiest days of the "St. Nick."


Miss De Grasse has made an engagement with the Musical Society of Eldorado to conduct a Musical Convention at that place, commencing Monday, May 10th. Arrangements are being made for the entertainment of non-residents who may wish to become members.




MAY 6, 1880.

Last Thursday night, between 11 and 3 o'clock, Winfield was visited by the most disastrous conflagration yet happening within her borders. The fire started in the old log store, one of the landmarks of the town, and for years occupied by the COURIER, but was now being used by F. Leuschen as a cabinet shop. The fire is supposed to have originated from the old rags, oil, and varnish in the shop. The alarm was given before the fire was thoroughly underway, and had those first on the ground been furnished with decent appliances, it might have been controlled, saving thousands of dollars worth of property. The old log building was like a tinder box and made a very hot fire. Next to it on the east were two buildings, one belonging to C. L. Harter and occupied by the moulder at the foundry, the other owned and occupied by Robert Hudson. These buildings were both destroyed, but the contents were saved.

Immediately west of the log building, across the alley, was an old livery barn belonging to Hackney & McDonald, which was the next to go.

From this the fire was communicated to the Central and Lindell hotels. As soon as it was evident that the hotels must go, the work of getting out the furniture began. Carpets, bedding, crockery ware, and furniture of all descriptions were tumbled promiscuously out of windows and doors into the street, much of it being broken and smashed. The hotels being dry, pine buildings, burned rapidly, sending up large cinders which fell in different parts of the city, making the utmost vigilance necessary to keep them from igniting buildings three blocks from the fire.

When the two hotels caught, everyone turned their attention toward saving the buildings on either side of the street. They were covered with men who handled buckets of water and barrels of salt, and by their exertions prevented the fire from spreading and destroying the larger part of the business portion of our city.




The old part of the Central Hotel was owned by Jas. Jenkins, of Wisconsin. The new part of the Central Hotel was owned by Majors & Harter. They had sold out to A. H. Doane, and were to have given possession Saturday morning.

The Lindell Hotel was owned by J. M. Spencer, and was leased by Jas. Allen one month ago.

Our citizens generously opened their homes to the homeless people, and accommodations were offered for more than was needed.

The following is a list of the losses and insurance.

Captain Stevens, store, loss $1,000; no insurance.

Fred Leuschen, furniture store and dwelling, loss $1,200. Insurance on stock, in Home, of New York, $300.

C. L. Harter, tenant dwelling, loss $300; no insurance. Tenant had no loss except damage.

Robert Hudson, dwelling, loss $800. Mrs. Hudson removed most of her furniture. No loss except damage. No insurance on either house or contents.

Hackney & McDonald, livery stable occupied by Buckhart, loss $800; no insurance.

Central Hotel, main building: James Jenkins, loss $3,500; insurance, $1,500 in the Atlas.

Central Hotel, Majors & Harter portion: loss to building, $2,500; insurance, $2,100, as follows: Weschester, Springield Fire & Marine and Hartford, $700 each. [Their insurance was on building and furniture.] The loss of Majors & Harter in excess of their insurance will be upwards of $3,000.

PUZZLING! $2,100-INSURANCE...AND YET $700 EACH ($1,400)...DOES




J. M. Spencer, Lindell Hotel, loss $2,500; insurance $1,000, as follows: Fire Association, $500; Phenix, of Brooklyn, $500; James Allen, loss $1,000; insurance, $800.

Policies are in the agencies of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co.; Curns & Manser; and Pryor & Kinne. The companies are all first class, and the losses will be promptly adjusted and paid.




Winfield Courier, MAY 6, 1880.

Court convened in the courthouse Monday at 2 o'clock. The court disposed of many cases which had been agreed upon by the litigants during the recess, and adjourned to meet Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock.


State vs. Jerry Martin; defendant discharged upon paying the costs.

J. E. Conklin vs. M. E. Conklin; judgment for plaintiff.






A. T. Spotswood vs. S. D. Burt; garnishee ordered to file answer.

J. D. Porter vs. J. D. Burt; garnishee ordered to file answer.

Harris vs. Day taken up and jury impaneled.

In the case of State vs. Payson, the Court decided to let the matter go to trial. It comes on immediately after the case of Harris vs. Day is disposed of.




MAY 6, 1880.

A public installation of the officers of the I. O. G. T. took place in the Odd Fellow's hall Monday evening. The society is in a very flourishing condition and is accomplishing much good in the community. The following officers were installed.

W. - C.T.D. C. Beach.

W. V. T. Mrs. Clara Beach.

W. S. Henry Rowland.

W. F. S. Miss Mollie Bryant.

W. T. R. C. Story.

W. C. Rev. J. Cairns.

W. M. Forest Roland.

W. G. Miss Frederick.

W. Sen. F. T. Berkey.

W. R. H. S. Mrs. E. T. Trimble.

W. L. H. S. Mrs. Maggie Weeks.

W. A. S. Miss Mary Cochran.

W. A. M. Miss M. E. Gale.

E. T. Trimble taking his seat as P. W. C. Templar.

After the installation we had the pleasure of listening to the remarks by R. C. Story, E. T. Trimble, and Mr. Seward, of Kentucky.




MAY 6, 1880.

Robert Hudson's new bath house is about finished. It is complete throughout, furnished with bath tubs and bathing apparatus, and will be one of the most convenient houses in the southwest. Mr. Chas. Stueven has rented it and will open up in about a week.



MAY 6, 1880.

State Superintendent Lemmon has formed a law partnership with M. G. Troup, of Winfield, and will engage in the legal profession at the expiration of his present official tenure and settle at Winfield, his former home. Mr. Lemmon is a man of indomitable energy, will power, and tenacity, and he will engage in his new calling with earnestness, and success. Mr. Troup is a gentleman of capability and experience as well as one of Cowley county's most popular and trusted citizens. Fredonia Citizen.




MAY 13, 1880.

Probably no case was ever tried in this county which has created so much interest as the trial of C. H. Payson, just terminated with the verdict of guilty in the District Court. After the verdict large squads of men were gathered on each corner discussing it with much warmth, and cricizing scathingly those who took part in the trial either as witnesses, attorneys, jury, or judge. The majority seemed to sympathize strongly with Payson; eulogized his plea in his own defense as one of the best forensic efforts ever heard; thought that though Payson was probably guilty of something bad, he was not guilty of the offense charged in the indictment; and that if he was guilty of another offense, the prosecuting witness was equally guilty of the same offense. They criticize the county attorney for being too zealous in the prosecution; and the judge as acting as prosecuting attorney, and ruling out evidence supposed to be favorable to Payson. The minority seemed to be equally sure that Payson was guilty as charged, and had been given a fair trial; that Torrance had done his whole duty and nothing more; that the judge was fair and impartial; and that the jury could not have done otherwise than it did.

The new jury of the whole public will probably never be able to agree.




MAY 13, 1880.

One of the tricks of traveling frauds is to go to a well-to-do farmer and represent to him that the grocers he is trading with are making a hundred percent on their goods, and offer to take orders for groceries at about half the usual price, to be paid for in sixty days after delivery. The farmer is willing to order on these terms, and the fraud produces an order book or tablet and fills an order thereon in accordance with the above terms, which writing fills the page down to a strap which passes around and holds the book together. The farmer then signs the order just below the strap.

The fraud goes away, removes the strap which covered the lower edge of the order, removes the order, and has left a promissory note for one hundred or more dollars, with the farmer's signature attached. He then goes to a banker and sells the note, and the farmer has it to pay and gets nothing.

This is only one of the hundreds of tricks that may be resorted to, and we repeat again and again: Sign nothing for a stranger. Deal only with home merchants whom you know.




MAY 13, 1880.

The boys tell us that in the trial of Payson, when the witness Goodrich was on the stand for cross-examination, Judge Campbell took the witness out of the hands of the attorneys and cross-examined him for an hour in an effort to make him contradict himself.

This reminds us of a case before Judge Davis, of Illinois, in which the attorney for the prosecution demanded that the case proceed to trial at the time set, though the attorney for the defense was absent.

Judge Davis said the case could go to trial, but would mention that a similar case happened in La Salle county, and this court looked to the interest of the absent attorney for the defense, and said Judge Davis, "You remember that we beat 'em."




MAY 13, 1880.

The old Manning residence property, on Ninth avenue, has been purchased by Mr. Doane.

Winfield will furnish several competitors in the examination for the cadetship, at Newton, next Tuesday.

Mrs. Bacon has opened her ice cream parlor, and is dropping again into the large trade she enjoyed last season.

Messrs. Frazier & Hepler have opened a restaurant on North Main street. They seem to be doing a good business.



The card of Dr. S. C. Fitzgerald appears in this paper. The doctor has his office in Mrs. Mansfield's new building.


Mr. P. G. Smith is being talked of as a candidate for Probate Judge. He is a good man and well qualiffied for the position.

Wm. Trimble, of Bolton township, gave us a call last Thursday. He is the trustee and census enumerator of his township.

We enjoyed a pleasant call from W. H. Clay and J. J. Partridge, two of the substantial men of Sheridan township, last Thursday.

Giles Bros. have rented the building formerly occupied by Douglass & Copeland as a restaurant, and will move into it next week.

Mr. J. Lewis, of Ohio, dropped into our sanctum Monday evening. He is prospecting in Cowley with a view to locating in the sheep business.

Hon. Neil Wilkie and Postmaster J. B. Ives, of Douglass, were in the city last week to procure press and material to start another newspaper at Douglass.

We hear the name of W. C. McCormick mentioned for the office of Probate Judge. He is a sound Republican and in every way well qualified for the office.

The Winfield Bank is having the stone delivered for its new circular stone steps. When completed the steps will add much to the appearance of the bank front.

Winfield Courier, May 13, 1880.

The argument of E. S. Torrance for the prosecution, and of C. H. Payson for the defense, in the trial of the latter are both spoken of as remarkable for power and brilliancy.

The Winfield "base bawlers" are now fully organized and ready to receive propositions from any scrub nine within easy walking distance of the county seat - or any other seat.

The Rifles are making arrangenents to put on the play of "The Dutch Recruit." Mr. Burton, the manager, will be here in a short time when the boys will begin work in earnest.

The insurance commissioners of the various companies interested in the late fire have been busy adjusting their losses during the past week. They are at present mostly paid off.

The street sprinkler has been repainted, and the spaces occupied by advertisements of firms long "busted" and forgotten have been refilled with those of live and energetic merchants.

Mr. Frank Baldwin left for Colorado Tuesday. He will spend the greater part of the summer in the mountains. Mrs. A. D. Speed accompanies him as far as Denver, where she goes to visit friends.

Prof. Trimble will conduct the Normal Institute in Labette county this year.



A meeting of parties to consider a proposition for water works was held at the council chamber Tuesday evening. No definite action was taken, but the Holly system seemed to meet with general favor.

The advertisement of T. F. Axtel & Co., our new restaurant firm, appears in this paper. They start off under very favorable auspices, with a good business, and a good stand, and are live, energetic men.

Messrs. T. F. Axtel & Co., purchased the English Kitchen of Mrs. Rogers, and took possession Tuesday. Mr. T. J. Steele, one of the firm, is a baker of long experience, and has worked in all the large eastern towns. The firm are live energetic men and build up a good business.


The best Baker in the City. Bread delivered to any part of the city free of charge. Tobacco & Cigars a specialty. MAIN STREET.


























The plans for the school buildings have been received. They are elegantly finished, and if the buildings can be completed at the architect's estimates, they will be the best ventilated, most commodious, as well as the cheapest school houses in the country.

Mr. Frank Hanchet brought us in a sample piece of cheese of his manufacturing, last week. It was as fine as any we have ever eaten, and fully equal to the best New England cheese. Frank is from "York state," has been raised on cheese, and knows how to make it.

In the case of Tarrant vs. Hitchcock for the possession of the property next to the Williams House, judgment was rendered in favor of the defendant. Leland J. Webb was the attorney for the defense, and conducted the case to a successful termination.



MAY 13, 1880.

Mrs. N. L. Reeder, of Burlingame, Kansas, addressed the people of Winfield at the M. E. Church, on Monday evening, in the interest of the Kansas Orphan Asylum at Leavenworth. Notwithstanding the attendance was very meagre, the pathetic appeal of the speaker seemed to go straight to the hearts of all present, and as a result an Auxiliary Society was declared organized and the following officers elected.

President: Mrs. M. G. Melville.

Vice President: Mrs. E. T. Trimble.

Cor. Secretary: Mrs. Anna Cooper.

Rec. Secretary: Mrs. Van Doren.

Treasurer: Mrs. Col. McMullen.

Due notice will be given in the morning papers, of the time and place of the first general meeting of this Auxiliary which, we are informed, sub rosa, will take the form of an evening social at the pleasant house and grounds of Col. McMullen. Ladies, it is hoped, will not fight shy of this society for the drafts upon their time and purse will be but light, while the gentlemen, although expected to contribute a nominal fee for membership, will find it less expensive than a Sunday stroll to the brauerei, and at the same time have the satisfaction of assisting in establishing, prospectively, a home for their orphan children. We commend this view of the case to our young men about town.



MAY 13, 1880.

The new bath house of Nommsen & Stueven was opened for business Saturday. The house is complete in every particular. In front is a reception room, and opening off of this are three bath rooms, furnished with bath tubs, hot and cold water, shower bath and toilet set. The arrangement for heating the water is far superior to any we have seen. The proprietors display considerable enterprise in putting forward an undertaking of this magnitude, and from the way the bath rooms have been patronized since the opening, it looks very much as if they would make a success of it.




MAY 13, 1880.

One of the saddest things happening during the trial of Payson was the effect which the verdict had upon his aged mother, who was present throughout the whole proceedings. As soon as the verdict of guilty was pronounced, her emotion overcame her, and she threw herself in his arms, moaning out in all the bitterness of a broken heart, "Oh, Charley! Won't they let me go to prison with you?" Verily, her gray hairs will be brought down in sorrow to the grave.




MAY 13, 1880.

The people of Augusta begin to think that a railroad is not such a nice thing after all. Before the first train entered the depot, one man had been killed and two others wounded. Winfield has had a double dose of railroad builders during the last twelve months and was only saved from such tragedies by the resolute enforcement of the laws, and the fearless and determined action of its officers.


The Baird building is about ready for occupancy, and perhaps before we issue again, their goods will be transferred from the old building to the new. This firm has always stood in the front rank of our mercantile establishments, and with an elegant new building, new stock, and presided over by the senior member, will assuredly meet with success. We shall next week give a detailed description of their new building.


[MORE PERSONALS - MAY 13, 1880.]

H. D. Wilkins, of Windsor township, called last Monday. He has a flock of about a thousand sheep, which are doing well. He informs us that he lost several sheep recently by allowing them to run in the Grouse timber, where they found buckeyes and ate them. He says that the idea that buckeyes would kill sheep is new to him, but he now learns that others have had the same



Tuck Southard, after serving many years in the employ of Baird Bros., has transferred his services to Levi, the clothier. Tuck is one of the best clerks in town, faithful, efficient, and well and favorably known by the trading public. If we do not miss our guess, Baird Bros. will find that they have made a mistake in allowing Tuck to go.


A special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was held Tuesday afternoon, for the purpose of appointing someone to represent the county at the meeting of the stockholders of the Cowley, Sumner & Ft. Smith railroad, which will be held at Topeka on the 15th inst. General Manager Strong was empowered to cast such vote.

Winfield Courier, May 13, 1880.

The Telegram insinuates that there was a ring of lawyers prosecuting the late case against Payson. It probably had in view the fact that Hackney and McDonald were counsel against Payson in other cases, but we are informed by persons who know that neither Hackney and McDonald nor any other attorney assisted Mr. Torrance in any way in the case just tried.


Daniel Read, postmaster and merchant of Floral, called last Monday. He reports an excellent rain on Sunday and brighter prospects. He says he has a good trade, sells goods as cheap as anybody in the county, and can well afford to do so because he has some of the expenses attending the trade in the large towns.

Winfield Courier, May 13, 1880.

County Attorney Torrance has won additional laurels in his successful conduct of the Payson case. Some are inclined to divide the credit equally between the prosecuting attorney and the judge, but we assert, and we will stick to it, that Torrance was the main prosecutor.


Although the State has made appropriations for the erection of the building of the Kansas Orphan Asylum, the expense of carrying on the institution, the feeding and clothing of the inmates, etc., is, of necessity, a public charity. Hence the necessity for Auxiliary Societies.


Mr. Frank Finch was on the street Monday for the first time since the fire. He has lost that handsome mustache which so heightened his beauty in the past: a prey to the raging flames. Frank says if he is spared by a kind Providence, he will immediately begin the cultivation of another.




MAY 13, 1880.

The trial of Chas. H. Payson, for obtaining property under false pretenses, terminated last Monday by the jury bringing in a verdict of guilty. While this case was pending, we carefully avoided saying anything that would tend to prejudice the minds of our readers for or against the unfortunate victim; but now that the matter has been fully tried, a verdict rendered, and the case no longer before the jury and court, we shall attempt a review of the testimony and facts pertaining to the prosecution and


On or about the 26th of January, Mr. Payson filed for record a deed from Lena McNeil to himself, conveying certain real estate known as the "Curns property." This deed he claimed to have obtained for services rendered in the trial of Dick Rhonimus (a brother of Mrs. McNeil who was then in jail charged with stealing cattle), and for legal services to be rendered during the year. Soon after obtaining the deed, he mortgaged the property to James Jordan for $480, and subsequently sold it to G. H. Buckman,

subject to the mortgage, for $200. About this time Rhonimus escaped from jail, and soon after Payson was arrested for obtaining the deed under false pretenses, and after a preliminary examination, was remanded to jail until this term of the district court.

At this trial the examination was full and searching, every effort being put forward by the prosecution and the defense. Mrs. McNeil, and her daughter, Lena, testified that their intention was to convey the property to Mrs. McNeil, and that Payson produced and read to them a deed making such conveyance; but afterward, while going from Mrs. McNeil's house to the notary public's office, substituted another conveying the property to himself, which was signed and acknowledged by Lena upon his representation.

These are the facts as gleaned from the evidence; and in our opinion, the jury brought in a verdict in accordance, as they were sworn to do, "with the law and evidence in the case," but from an outside standpoint, we regard the matter in a very different light, and are free to say that we believe Mrs. McNeil to be as deep in the mud as Payson is in the mire.

If the information in this case had been quashed, as the court at first intimated it would do, and a strict investigation had been made into the jail delivery business, more light would have been thrown upon a very complicated matter.

As it is, we are heartily sorry for Charles H. Payson. Had he pursued an honorable, upright course in his everyday life and conduct while practicing here, he would have won fame, honor, and wealth with scarcely an effort, and might have laughed at any prosecution brough against him. Even in this, his darkest hour, he has many friends who believe him innocent, and who will leave no stone unturned to secure his early release.

It is sad to see a young man, just in the prime of his life, and upon whom nature has lavished her most costly gifts, condemned to a fate which, to a person of spirit, is worse than death. Where he will live on from year to year with all the finer sensibilities and feelings of a man seared and contaminated by constant association with the vilest class of humanity, and to come forth at last with the brand of Cain upon his forehead and the curse of an ex-convict upon his life.




MAY 19, 1880.

We learn of a serious riot which happened at Augusta, Saturday night. The San Franciso road was completed to that place Saturday, and in the evening the railroad hands got to drinking, became boisterous, and one of the number was arrested by the marshal and put in the calaboose. In a short time a large crowd of railroaders gathered around the jail with the evident intention of releasing their comrade. The marshal, being apprised of the fact, gathered together a posse of citizens, went to the jail, and ordered the crowd to disperse, which they refused to do. After some parley between the officer and the mob, in which serious threats were made, the marshal fired into the crowd with a double barreled shotgun, killing one man and wounding two others. The railroaders threatened to burn the town, when the citizens armed themselves and patrolled the streets Saturday night and Sunday. During Sunday the coroner's inquest was held, and it is understood that a verdict of justifiable killing was rendered. The town is in a fever of excitement over the matter, and fears are still entertained of a raid from the railroad hands. The marshal, Doc. Richardson, is an old and respected citizen of Augusta, and is a very resolute and determined man. The citizens generally regard the killing as justifiable, but perhaps a little too hasty. This is the first affair of the kind ever happening in Augusta, and the whole country for miles around is excited over the matter.




MAY 13, 1880.

The Court has this week disposed of the following cases.

State vs. Payson: guilty.

State vs. Moraine: not guilty.

Harris vs. Day: new trial granted.

Tarrant vs. Hitchcock: judgment for defendant.

The demurrer to the proceedings to set aside the deed made by Lena McNeil to C. H. Payson was overruled, and defendant allowed to file answer.




MAY 13, 1880.

The ladies of the Baptist Aid Society will give an apron festival at Manning's Hall, Friday evening of this week. The novelty of this festival will be the aprons and sun-bonnets for sale to the young gentlemen, for their girls, of course, or vice versa. Ice cream, lemonade, etc., for all classes and conditions. Hope our citizens will give this festival their best





MAY 13, 1880.

While at Winfield last week, we called on J. P. M. Butler & Co., of that city. This firm is well known to the citizens of Florence, and we are glad to state that they are doing a good business. The citizens of Winfield and Cowley county can congratulate themselves on the acquisition of this new firm to the business of their town. These gentlemen have no superiors in the state as mechanics and they are both steady, hard working men, and we freely recommend them to the people of that city.

Florence Herald.

[The above refers to our new jewelers, in the old Hope stand, and from their straight forward manner of business, we judge that the compliment is merited.]




MAY 13, 1880.

Curns & Manser have bought for Mr. Thos. McDougall, of Cincinnati, attorney for the Longworth estate, the two lots on the corner of 10th and Main Streets, belonging to O. F. Boyle, for $3,000 cash. Mr. McDougall proposes to immediately build a two-story brick building thereon.



MAY 13, 1880.

Last Sunday evening several suspicious characters, who had been loafing about town, made away with John Hoenscheidt's horse and buggy, and Phil. Stump's mule. A reward of fifty dollars has been offered for the return of the property and fifty dollars for the capture of the thief.




MAY 13, 1880.

Grace (Episcopal) Church parish, having secured the services of a pastor, will, on and after Sunday, May 16th, hold regular service, morning and evening, at the regular hour. The service on the 16th, and until further notice, will be held in the courthouse. All are invited to come.

REV. FREY, Pastor.




MAY 13, 1880.

I will pay the highest cash price for 100 dozen live chickens, delivered at the Walnut Valley Poultry Yards, or Wallis & Wallis' grocery, Winfield, Kansas.





MAY 13, 1880.

100 per cent. below cost. Good mixed paint $1.25; best mixed paint, $1.50; strictly pure lead, guaranteed, $9.00. For a few days only.





MAY 13, 1880.

Cancers can be cured and are cured by Chas. Brash. For verification refer to Hon. A. J. Pyburn, of Winfield, or Mr. Dakin, of Grouse creek. Address communications to


Arkansas City.




MAY 20, 1880 - FRONT PAGE.

From Forney's Chronicle.


Sketches of Leading Members of Congress.

Thomas Ryan, of Kansas.

Hon. Thomas Ryan, of Topeka, representing the Third Congressional District, was born at Oxford, New York, November 25, 1837. At an early age his parents moved to Bradford county, Pennsylvania, his father being engaged there in farming. His father dying in 1842, his son remained on the farm working and attending common school until the age of eighteen; was then employed as a clerk in a general merchandise store and in the lumber trade for three years. He took a scientific course at Dickerson seminary, Pennsylvania, when he began reading law with John C. Adams, at Towanda, Pa., and immediately upon being admitted to the bar he entered partnership with that eminent lawyer. In 1862 Mr. Ryan raised a company of volunteers, enlisted as private; on the organization of the company was elected lieutenant, serving until 1864, when, being severely wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, he was mustered out as captain.

Removing to Topeka, Kansas, in 1865, he entered upon the practice of his profession; was subsequently chosen county attorney, and soon achieved local reputation for courage and efficiency in reforming long standing abuses in county affairs, and more especially for his remarkable zeal and success in the prosecution of criminal offenders. He held the office four successive terms, then he was appointed assistant United States attorney for the State, declining a fifth term, when he was elected to represent the Third district in the Forty-fifth Congress.

His record in Congress has been marked with great success from the beginning. Although his bill for arrears of pensions did not itself pass, still the provisions of it have finally become law. The Forty-fifth Congress formerly declared it would not authorize any new federal buildings, notwithstanding which Mr. Ryan succeeded in getting a bill passed providing for the construction of a new courthouse and postoffice at Topeka, costing $200,000. With one exception this was the only appropriation made for a like purpose by that Congress.

During the same session he succeeded in enlisting Congress in inaugurating a survey of the Arkansas river to the line of his State, with a view to its improvement for the purpose of navigation. Last year Congress appropriated $20,000 for the improvement of that river from Ft. Smith to Wichita, and will this session appropriate a like sum. If the stream can be made navigable for one half of the year, it will be of incalcuable advantage to the State of Kansas.

It was Mr. Ryan who caused what is known as the Cherokee Strip to be put in market; it is now nearly all taken by actual settlers.

He was also untiring in his efforts to bring into market that magnificent body of land, the Kansas Indian trust and diminished reserve lands, at such reasonable rates as would be just to the settlers. The last legislation essential to a final consummation of this scheme became law a few months since.

There is no measure of more importance to his State generally, but more especially to the people in that part to which its provisions are applicable, than his bill in relation to that immense tract of country known as the Osage diminished reserve and trust lands. He having labored most earnestly for the success of this bill, it finally passed the House last June; is still pending in the Senate, but will doubtless become a law during the present session.

Mr. Ryan's bill for relief of colored emigrants, after a stormy passage through the Senate, is now a law. His bill created a new land district in the southwestern part of his State passed the House and is pending in the Senate. His bill to restore the Fort Dodge reservation to the public domain, and directing the secretary of the Interior to dispose of it to actual settlers; also passed the house and is soon likely to pass the Senate.

His bill for the relief of settlers in the western part of Kansas who lost their crops from unavoidable causes last year by which it is provided that such settlers may have leave to be absent from their claims until October 11, 1881, and that during such absence no adverse rights shall attach, and giving one year after expiration of leave of absence in which to make final proof of payment, passed the House a few days ago, and it is to be hoped will soon become a law.

Another of his bills, directing the secretary of the Interior to certify to his State about fifty thousand acres of indemnity school lands, has been unanimously reported by the Committee on Public Lands, and will doubtless pass the House this session.

He introduced a bill also directing the Secretary of the Interior, with the consent of the Osages to sell to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than seventy-five cents per acre, all of the Osage trust and diminished reserve lands lying east of the sixth principal meridian remaining unsold July 1, 1881; all remaining July 1, 1882, to be sold at not less than fifty cents per acre, and all remaining unsold July 1, 1883, to be sold at not less than twenty-five cents per acre. The committee on Public Lands have unanimously approved the bill, and it will no doubt be passed in its order.







He is now engaged in an effort to secure legislation to give the right of way to one or more railroads through the Indian Territory, and has so attracted the attention of the House to its importance to the commerce of the West and South that it is probable that some measure of the kind will soon be passed.

Very many of his private bills have passed the House, some of which have also passed the Senate, and others are still pending in that body. He has also several special pension and other special relief bills on the House calendar which have been reported favorably upon in Committee of the Whole.

Mr. Ryan worked vigorously to extend the free-delivery system; and secured the benefits of the same for Topeka, Kansas. He takes a deep interest in all the measures that come before the House, especially those relating to the interest of the West.

It has been the practice of the Indian office to let all contracts for Indian supplies in the city of New York, although the supplies are produced upon the very borders of the Indian country. He recently, in the House, when the Indian appropriation bill was under consideration, exposed the absurdity of the practice, and the extent to which it excluded the Western producers and business men from bidding, and fostered a ring of professional contractors, who had a monopoly of the business. He sought to amend the bill by a provision that all bids for subsistence supplies should hereafter be opened at some suitable place in the West. Although the amendment was ruled out of order, the same proposition is likely to succeed in the Senate. He succeeded, however, in so amending the bill that the department must give six weeks' public notice by advertisements before it can award contracts for Indian supplies. This will give the Western people time to make their bids, which heretofore has been practically denied them.

Mr. Ryan's speech on the political riders at the extra session of Congress received most complimentary notices from all the leading Republican papers in the country. At the same session he boldly moved to suspend the rules and pass the Army appropriation bill, the Republican side of the House stood solidly with him, but the Democrats moved and carried an adjournment, amid great excitement.

In the Department it is said that he has procured more increased mail facilities for his district than any other man in Congress for any other district. He is much respected in administration circles, and is very efficient in Department affairs. He is one of the hardest working members of the House, averaging about sixteen hours a day.





MAY 20, 1880 - FRONT PAGE.

LEADVILLE, Col., May 4, 1880.

ED. COURIER. This mushroom city is now attracting the attention of the world. Your correspondent, wishing to add his mite to the mass of information sought for, sends the following description of the carbonate camp.

Where three years ago were only a few miner's cabins is now seen a city with a population of forty thousand. The discovery of rich mines was the cause of this change. Nothing else would build a city in such an inhospitable region. The mines here are more than holding their own, and each week sees the yield of bullion increased. The miners are all busy, and the output of ore is greater than ever before. Even the "played out" Little Pittsburgh is coming to the front again, and the eastern stockholders who sold when the bottom fell out seem to have lost all faith in mining. The large smelters are all running at full blast, while many of the smaller ones are idle.

Leadville, at all times, presents a wonderful picture of life and activity. The streets contain a moving mass of humanity at all hours of the day. The noise of travel, saw, and hammer, heard in every direction, reminds one of Winfield--the reminder making more noise than the original, however.

While there are many good buildings here, the majority are mere shanties. Mechanics are getting good wages--about four dollars per day--and plenty of work. Miners are getting three dollars, and common laborers from two to three dollars. Board ranges from seven to thirty dollars per week.

To clearly describe the condition and make-up of society here would be an almost impossible task. The slum of eastern cities, hoodlums from San Francisco, thieves, pickpockets, gamblers, and one thousand or more "soiled doves" constitute at least one-half of Leadville population. The other half consists of good, honest men and women, who come here to make money and to make it honestly.

Hardly a night passes without someone being killed or robbed. Last night a man was knocked down on one of the principal streets, robbed of six hundred and forty dollars, and left to die. The papers say very little about these things as it would retard the growth of the camp.

Much has been said about the unhealthfulness of Leadville. The Denver people, from partly selfish motives, tell exaggerated stories of sickness and death here. They tell of hundreds being carried to Evergreen Cemetery daily, and of burying people secretly in the night, in order to prevewnt a stampede from the place.

Leadville people, also from selfish motives, say very little about the condition of the city in regard to health. A visit to the place would convince any observing person that the carbonate camp is a poor place for health-seekers to come to. The air is light, dry, and cold; and is mixed with the poisonous fumes from the smelters. The streets are filthy in the extreme. Cans, rags, and slops are thrown into the gutters and are left there to create a stench. In the daytime it is generally warm, except when an occasional cold blast comes from the snow covered mountains. The nights are always cool.

The death rate averages seventy per week, pneumonia carrying off the most. Altitude and alcohol are the two principal causes of so many deaths.

In conclusion, we would say that Leadville is a lively, money-making place, but a rough one; and those who are thinking of coming here should think twice before starting.

E. D.




MAY 20, 1880.

Mrs. Martha Gilliard is on the sick list this week.

Dr. Cadwallader began a school at the Baltimore school house, on the 3rd inst., with a pretty fair attendance.

School began at Omnia school house on the 3rd inst., with Mrs. Williamson, teacher.

Mr. Jonas Messenger has lately repurchased the eighty acres of land he sold to Enoch Haworth some two years ago.

Andrew Thompson started for California last Friday.

The severe frost on the night of April 29th played havoc with peaches in this section. Grass was killed to a considerable extent, and wheat, also. Corn will probably come out all right.

Despite the extremely dry weather, some persist in breaking prairie.

Mr. R. S. Thompson and wife, accompanied by "Caesar," started for Arkansas, for their health, on the 4th.

The fruit is mostly killed in this vicinity, excepting a few cherries and gooseberries.




MAY 20, 1880.

Mr. A. J. Worden, of Vernon township, is talked of as a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mr. Worden is an early resident of this county, a bright young man, and a fine scholar. He has had experience in some of the best Ohio schools and in this state, and is a graduate of the New York State Normal School at Buffalo. He would not doubt make an excellent officer in that capacity.







MAY 20, 1880.

Judge Campbell characterizes the men on the streets on Monday after the Payson verdict as "drunken rabble." We say it was not a drunken rabble. No one was drunk so far as we observed. The crowds were made up largely of the best and most intelligent men in the county. They were men who could make a clear statement of the case, and certainly made what appeared a good case for Payson. They were as respectable a crowd as we have seen upon our streets, men whose opinions are entitled to as much weight. We were certainly surprised at the fact that so great a majority sympathized with Payson and condemned the court proceedings.




MAY 20, 1880.

We call special attention to the sketch of Hon. Thos. Ryan from Forney's Chronicle on the first page of this paper. There is no man living whose estimates of public men are entitled to so much credit as those of John W. Forney. He has been intimately acquainted with all our statesmen, is conservative and fair in his views and criticisms, and his opinions on these matters are the highest authority. We challenge the whole country to produce a better record than this of our member, which Mr. Forney has outlined. No man in Congress can show a better one for the same time.




MAY 20, 1880.

Any man or set of men who say that I was employed, or in any way influenced, by T. S. Green to help defeat the bonds for building a school-house in District No. 26, are guilty of falsehood told for the purpose of carrying the bonds by false





MAY 20, 1880.


Judge Campbell Sits Down on the COURIER.

Last Monday morning we were taken completely by surprise by an attachment issued for us by Judge Campbell for contempt of court.


On examining the complaint, which was written by the judge himself, we found that the contempt consisted in, and was en-tirely made up of, the following three short articles, which appeared in last week's COURIER, namely:


Probably no case was ever tried in this county which has created so much interest as the trial of C. H. Payson, just terminating with the verdict of guilty in the District Court. After the verdict large squads of men were gathered on each corner discussing it with great warmth, and criticizing scathingly those who took part in the trial either as witnesses, attorneys, jury, or judge. The majority seemed to sympathize strongly with Payson; eulogized his plea in his own defense as one of the best forensic efforts ever heard; thought that though Payson was probably guilty of something bad, he was not guilty of the offense charged in the indictment and that if he was guilty of another offense, the prosecuting witness was equally guilty of the same offense. They criticize the county attorney for being too zealous in the prosecution, and the judge as acting as prosecuting attorney and ruling out evidence supposed to be favorable to Payson. The minority seemed to be equally sure that Payson was guilty as charged, and had been given a fair trial, that Torrance had done his whole duty and nothing more, that the judge was fair and impartial, and that the jury could not have done otherwise than it did.

This new jury of the whole public will probably never be able to agree."


The boys tell us that in the trial of Payson, when the witness Goodrich was on the stand for cross-examination, Judge Campbell took the witness out of the hands of the attorneys and cross-examined him for an hour in an effort to make him contradict himself.

This reminds us of a case before Judge Davis, of Illinois, in which the attorney for the prosecution demanded that the case proceed to trial at the time set, though the attorney for the defense was absent.

Judge Davis said the case could to trial, but would mention that a similar case happened in La Salle county, and this court looked to the interest of the absent attorney for the defense, and said Judge Davis, 'You remember that we beat 'em.'"


"County Attorney Torrance has won additional laurels in his successful conduct of the Payson case. Some are inclined to divide the credit equally between the prosecuting attorney, and the judge, but we assert, and we will stick to it, that Torrance was the main prosecutor."

The judge considered us guilty of contempt for publishing the above and assessed a fine of $200.

Now anyone who reads the first article above quoted, and was present on the streets last Monday after the verdict was rendered and paying attention to what was going on, knows that the article does not tell the whole truth in regard to the intensity of feeling expressed and numbers of those who sympathized with Payson. It seems to us that any such person can see that we intended to state the facts in a modified way with a view to allay the excitement, instead of attempting to stir it up, as the judge claimed. We did not state our own opinion of the Payson case because we had not attended the trial, and therefore our opinions could not be of value; but we had the idea that Payson had a reasonably fair trial, that the verdict of the jury was just, and that the fact that the judge questioned a witness an hour was not such an offense against law, the witness, and the prisoner as was claimed by the people. Our local attended the trial, and his views, which he expressed in the local columns, were different from ours. We had a clear right to publish that article, and we maintain that had we told the whole truth concerning what was said and done on the streets that day, whatever the effect of such publication, it would not have been a contempt.

The second article complained of is a treatment in the same way of the fact that the judge cross-examined a witness for an hour. Those who heard the denunciations, accusations, and threats that were uttered against the judge on this account, will see that our manner of making light of it would tend to relieve the judge rather than to embarrass him. But we had a right to tell the truth about it in any event.

But that last squib was the feather which broke the camel's back. The judge says that was the meanest thing of all in that it had a political motive. He does not claim that this was in itself a contempt. Well, when we allowed that to go in (we did not write it), we did observe that it looked like taffy for Torrance and irony for Campbell. It did look as though we were partial to Torrance as against Campbell.

Notwithstanding the uniform courtesy we have shown him in our canvass against him for District Judge, he seems to have somehow got the idea that we were personally bitter toward him, and just ready to rake up everything that could be said against him and publish it to the country. Under this hallucination, perhaps it is no wonder that he sees concealed in the articles complained of so much that we never dreamed of.

But we forbear further comment at this time. In our cooler and more dispassionate moments, we may have more to say.



MAY 20, 1880.


On fuller information and more careful thought, we are satisfied that the COURIER did injustice to this lady last week.

From all the circumstances surrounding this case, we cannot now believe that she ever conspired with Payson to violate any law.

We have seen a plenty of proof that up to the time she came to this State she bore an unblemished character, and was higly respected by the best classes of society with whom she asso-

ciated. Among other testimonials to this effect, she has one from Ohio signed by thirty-six of the best citizens of Clenton county who all say they have known her for twelve years.

We, in common with many others, have, we think, been too ready to believe ill of her. She has evidently been wrongfully deprived of her property by those who would profit by the belief of others in the statement circulated against her, and is entitled to our sympathies instead of abuse. It is far better to err in favor of a struggling woman than against her.







MAY 20, 1880.


Judge Campbell criticised us that we did not attend the Payson trial and hear all the case as it was presented so as to be able to make up our opinions fairly on the merits of the case. Well, the fact is we had so much work to do that we could not afford to spend so much time for that purpose. Besides the jury impaneled on that case were all good, honest, intelligent men, as well qualified to judge as we are at least, and we have no doubt that they decided it according to the law and evidence as presented to them and we accept it as such. If there were any errors in the presentation of the law, the Supreme Court will determine and may change the face of the whole matter.




MAY 20, 1880.

It will be noticed that our Richland correspondent mentions the name of Hon. T. R. Bryan as a candidate for State Senator. Mr. Bryan is one of the best men in the county, and is not destitute of legislative experiences. As County Treasurer, in which capacity he has served for the last four years, he has, by his gentlemanly bearing, courtesy, fine business habits, and undoubted integrity, made himself very popular, and he would be a favorable candidate should he consent to be considered as such.




MAY 20, 1880.

Last Monday morning an attachment for contempt of court was issued by Judge Campbell against W. M. Allison, of the Telegram, and D. A. Millington and Ed. P. Greer, of the COURIER. A fine of two hundred dollars each was assessed against Messrs. Allison and Millington, and one dollar against Mr. Greer, parties to stand committed until paid. A stay of execution, without bond, for ten days was granted to allow the defendants to make a case for the Supreme Court. The alleged contempt was the publication of certain articles relating to a criminal case tried last week.




MAY 20, 1880.

T. G. Ticer is at home, "visiting" his family.

Frank Gallotti started last week for New Mexico.

Mr. Scovill, our popular clothier, has just returned from a visit to Ft. Scott.

Mr. Terrill has purchased the Walter's restaurant, on Ninth avenue.

J. L. M. Hill has sold his neat little residence on Mansfield street for $800.

H. S. West and lady, from Michigan, friends of County Clerk Hunt, are at present in the city.

The pony which Chas. Roberts lost last Sunday had been recovered. It was found near Maple City.

Major Baker, of the Baker Hotel, is building a sample room. This will make it more convenient for drummers.

Col. C. H. Robinson has been chosen as one of the grand jurors, and starts on Saturday for Leavenworth, where the U. S. Circuit Court meets.

A. P. Johnson has purchased the Smith property, on 10th avenue, for six hundred and fifty dollars. A. P. is becoming quite a property holder.


The recent rain developed the fact that a part of Main street needs more grading. A large pond has formed in front of Bliss Bros.' store, which should be drained.

The Stewart Hotel was formally opened to the public last Monday. This house is splendidly furnished, is a new brick building, and is being run in a first class manner.

Levy's mammoth ad in this paper attests to the fact that he knows how to do business, and intends to offer such bargains as will command the patronage of the county.

AD: GRAND OPENING -OF THE NEW- PHILADELPHIA CLOTHING HOUSE, ON SATURDAY, MAY 22D. As I have rented the beautiful store-room, First Door North of Post Office (Baird Bro.'s stand), and will open Saturday, May 22d, I will kindly invite you to call and see the Largest Stock -OF- READY-MADE CLOTHING Ever seen in Southern Kansas or West of St. Louis. My entire stock is new in all of the Latest Styles, and will be sold at Prices that Defy Competition. Do not fail to call, as you will find an eighty-foot-deep store filled to its utmost capacity with notning but CLOTHING, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, TRUNKS, HATS, and everything kept in a first-class clothing house. By buying for cash and selling for cash I am able to give the public the benefit of it. Second, I am interested in several retail houses in different towns. Do not make a mistake, but look for the sign of the



I. LEVY, Proprietor.

N. B. The gentlemanly and popular salesman, Mr. Tuck Southard, is in my employ, and everybody will receive the kindest attention, whether they buy or not.


Mr. T. H. Seward has been admitted as an attorney at the Winfield bar. Mr. Seward is a lawyer of experience, has purchased property here, and will "grow up with the country."

The recent rains have caused great activity in real estate transactions, and the real estate firm of Pryor & Kinne have their hands full. Lands placed with them change owners rapidly.

Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.

Brother Conklin says his turn will come next to answer for contempt of court. We think he is safe as long as he continues to administer as much taffy as he did to Judge Campbell last week.

On account of the rain, the volunteer drammatic entertainment in aid of the Library Association, which was to have been given at Manning's hall Tuesday evening, was postponed until this Wednesday evening.

Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.

Judge Coldwell succeeded in getting a writ of habeas corpus for Charles H. Payson, with which Payson was met at Lawrence and is now at Topeka, where his trial is in progress before the Supreme Court.


A. H. Green has his hands full now in attending to the wants of land buyers. He has made many sales of late and still has numbers of customers on hand. Bring on your farms, you who are afraid of drouthy Kansas.

The ladies of the Baptist society desire to express their thanks for the generous manner in which their festival was patronized last week. The receipts amounted to $104, and the social success was even greater than the financial.

Baird Bros. removed their goods into their new store room last Tuesday. The room is one of the finest in the city, and when illuminated by gas, presents an elegant appearance. The enterprise and energy of this firm is truly commendable.

Last Monday evening John Hoenscheidt and Deputy Sheriff, Pratt, returned from Joplin, Missouri, with the parties who stole the horse buggy and mule at this place last week. The horse and buggy were recovered but the mule had disappeared.

R. M. Snyder, with his characteristic enterprise, has purchased a large coffee roaster, and is now roasting and grinding coffee for his customers free of charge. It is worth a quarter to see Ralph Smalley manipulate the crank of the roaster on hot days.

Last Tuesday the boss shipment of hogs was made from this place by W. J. Hodges. The train pulled out with the stars and stripes floating from the caboose, and a clear track, everything having been ordered off to let them pass. The train was composed of sixteen cars filled with the finest lot of hogs ever shipped out of Cowley county.


Messrs. Webb & Coldwell desire to call the attention of the settlers of Harvey county to the fact that they can loan money at the lowest rates of interest; that they can make out filings, notices for publication, and final proof papers so that they will "stick," and no mistake. Mr. Coldwell is a lawyer of several years' experience, and Mr. Webb was a clerk in the Wichita land office for twelve of fifteen months, and is thoroughly posted in land matters. These gentlemen will conduct a general law, land and loan business in Anthony, and will endeavor to do justice to their patrons and clients, as well as to themselves. In a few days they will occupy their new office over A. H. Davis' hardware store, next to the post-office. Anthony Journal.

We suppose the above refers to Linus Webb and Nat. Coldwell, young lawyers well and favorably known in this city. Success to them. [Courier.]


The opera house at Winfield, Kansas, owned by Col. Manning, now in the Manzanares mining district, and Mr. Bear, was eaten up by the fiery element the other night. Loss, $1,800; insurance, $300. The origin of the fire is supposed to be a spontaneous combustion of paints and oils in a furniture store.

Las Vegas Optic.

Col. Manning's opera house block could not be bought for $30,000. It is well insured. It is not "eaten up" by fire or by anthing else. We don't know Mr. Bear. [THINK THEY CONFUSED MT. WITH MR.] He may be "eaten up by the fiery element," but he has no interest in the opera house so far as appears.



Just as we go to press, we learn of the marriage of Mr. Frank Millspaugh, of Vernon, to Miss Delphina Corson, Tuesday evening. The ceremony was performed at the residence of W. L. Holmes, by Rev. P. B. Lee, many friends of the familes being present. We heartily congratulate Frank on his new departure, and assure the happy couple that the startout with the best wishes of the COURIER for their success.

Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.

AMr. F. W. Schwantes, one of the oldest residents of Vernon township, was found roaming about in the woods near his house last Sunday morning totally insane. He left home during the night seemingly in his right mind, but when found in the morning had lost all consciousness and knowledge of anyone or anything. Mr. Schwantes has been one of the leading citizens of his county, and is reputed to be in good circumstances.@


We last week visited the Bliss mills now under the new management. We found Mr. Oscar Jettinger, one of the partners, in charge, and everything running as smoothly as it did under the old administration. Mr. Jettinger is a pleasant, agreeable gentleman, and will no doubt make the Winfield City Mills, as it is now called, one of the most popular institutions in the county.



For Sale: We have for sale twenty-five fonts of job and display type and wood letter, suitable for a small job office. Our object in selling, is, that we are overstocked and wish to turn some of the type into rule, borders, etc. [Courier.]


Decoration Day. It is the intention of "St. John's Battery," No. 1, Kan. National Guards, to decorate the soldiers' graves in our cemeteries on Sunday, the 30th inst., and it would be gratifying to us if all the old soldiers would take part in this beautiful floral offering in remembrance of our patriotic dead. The hour for muster is 1 o'clock p.m.



MAY 20, 1880.

Married at the residence of Mr. Joseph Hill, May 12th, 1880, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. Hiram N. Hill and Miss Samantha Brown.




MAY 20, 1880.

The Central Committee of the 88th Representative District met in the COURIER office Saturday afternoon, May 15th, after the adjournment of the County Central Committee, and organized by electing W. O. Johnson, chairman, and S. E. Burger, secretary.

The following townships were represented.

Vernon: J. B. Evans.

Rock: T. S. Green.

Winfield, 1st ward: Fred C. Hunt.

Winfield, 2nd ward: W. O. Johnson.

Sheridan: C. S. Irwin.

Walnut: S. E. Burger.

Richland: D. C. Stevens.

Omnia: A. L. Crow.

The committee recommended that the townships and wards of the 88th representative district send the same delegates as those elected to the senatorial and congressional conventions, or elect new delegates as they may see fit, but in either case to hold the primaries on the same day, June 16th. It was decided to allow that part of Pleasant Valley township which was detached from old Winfield township, a representation of two delegates. The basis of represention fixed on was the same as that fixed by the County Central Committee: one delegate at large for each township, and ward of the city of Winfield, and one delegate for each 35 and fraction of 14 votes cast for James Harden at the last county election.


S. E. BURGER, Sec.




MAY 20, 1880.

We cut the following from the Topeka Commonwealth.

In another column is another letter from Rambler from Albuquerque. The writer is a gentleman we have known for twenty years, and is well known in Kansas, and we can conscientiously say that we believe that he only writes what he believes to be the truth. We have received numerous letters of late extolling this and that mining property, but have not published them for the reason that we were not well enough acquainted with the writers to endorse what they said.


Among the numerous mining corporations lately organized, some are undoubtedly frauds, and we shall not knowling endorse any writer unless we have every reason to believe that his statements are truthful.


[Rambler's report.]



I write you again from Albuquerque. My first and last having appeared in your paper of the 13th inst., I make another venture. This time I write upon the all absorbing topic of mines. First and oppropo let me quote, "all is not gold that glitters," and supplemental thereto comes an original aphorism, though for ages self evident, "all is not true that's told," and conversely, "all is not told that's true." At the risk of modern criticism, I shall endeavor to run counter to the last and antithisize the first.

The desire to take the short cut to fortune pervades the average western American mind. 'Tis a hope that if indulged breaks more than it makes. The mineral field of New Mexico and Colorado do promise a shorter and surer cut than any other at present. Under the impression that some of your otherwise sensible readers may be in that class, or having money to risk in small sums in hopes of large returns, I write this letter from New Mexico.

That this territory has mineral--gold, silver, lead, platina, copper, iron, and other valuable metals, no one can deny. That it is a safer place than any other region in which to obtain some profitable return for the money invested, no sane man will controvert. While the deposits have not proven so rich as in Colorado, their extent and accessibility is greater here than there. Two other considerations must enter in the long run, into the make-up of wise investments. First, the seasons will permit labor the year round, and universal health prevails. This cannot be said of Colorado. What I have said being as near the truth as I (a Kansan) can tell it, I ask that you accept it as a hypothesis for what follows. The man that leaves a sure living to expend his patrimony in quest of precious metal is very foolish.

But two classes of men can really afford to venture into mining districts, to-wit: They who have nothing to lose but their time, and value their time worth nothing, and also they who have money to spare in some speculation, and the loss of which would not materially damage them. To this latter class I address myself. You cannot as well afford to spend your time in connection with your money in individual effort to catch the tempting ore, as you could to aggregate your surplus funds with friends in developing mineral claims.


A prudent and industrious man can as well represent $100,000 or $500,000 capital in this country, as to represent the few dollars that he carries in his pocket-book. In that event he secures more favorable chances for less money than in the other case. To this end a few Kansas and ex-Kansas men have organized a corporation under the laws of New Mexico under the name of the Central New Mexico Mining Company, principal office at this place. Hon. John Guthrie, Hon. A. B. Lemmon, Maj. T. J. Anderson, and O. F. Boyle, of your state, and ex-Governor E. S. Stover, Judge Sidney M. Barnes, Judge W. C. Hazletine, Hon. E. C. Manning, and Capt. C. G. Thompson of this territory are directors. They have organized a corporation with a capital stock of $100,000, shares of $100 each. They own nineteen mines; two of them being gold leads, one copper, and the remaining being silver bearing galena. These claims have cost the company less than $1,000 each and they propose selling stock enough to put $15,000 or $20,000 into the treasury to go down into those mines. Every dollar that goes into the treasury will be expended in opening the mines. The mines are located in six mineral districts, and the company has a man prospecting all the time. The fair reputation of the directors where known insures investors that what is promised will be performed. Messrs. Guthrie, at Topeka; Jenkins & Madden, at Kansas City; and E. P. Kinne, of Winfield, have each stock for sale for the company, so I am informed.

This plan is the much more suitable one, and will yield more satisfactory results than any other. Parties who contemplae investing in mines had better adopt this plan.





MAY 20, 1880.

The Indian Bureau has been guilty of a piece of injustice in awarding contracts for wagons that is entirely inexcusable. The following proposals were made, and the contracts were given to the Moline Company, though the bids of the Kansas Wagon Company were, in each particular, the lowest. The following is the list of bids.

For eighty three-inch wagons to be delivered at Kansas City:

Moline Company ................. $65.17

Kansas Wagon Company ........... 60.11

For forty-one two and three-fourths inch wagons to be delivered in Kansas City:

Moline Company ................. $63.17

Kansas Wagon Company ........... 58.22

For 110 three and one-fourth inch wagons, delivered at Chicago:

Moline Company ................. $66.07

Kansas Wagon Company ........... 63.00

For 23 three and one-fourth inch wagons, delivered at Ortonville:

Moline Company ................. $71.97

Kansas Wagon Company ........... 70.00

For 25 three and one-fourth inch (California Break), to be delivered at Chicago:

Moline Company ................. $69.97

Kansas Wagon Company ........... 69.50

For 125 three and one-fourth inch wagons, to be delivered at Sioux City:

Moline Company ................. $68.97

Kansas Wagon Company ........... 67.60

For 100 ________ wagons, delivered at Sioux City:

Moline Company ................. $69.00

Kansas Wagon Company ........... 67.00

Ex-Senator Alexander Caldwell, president of the Kansas Wagon Company, does not intend to submit to such injustice, and is in Washington City, to see after the matter. Senator Plumb and Representative Anderson will endeavor to have justice done the Leavenworth company by the abrogation of the Moline contract.





MAY 27, 1880.

In answer to many inquiries, we will say tht Allen B. Lemmon will accept the nomination for Representative of the 88th district, if tendered him by the Republican convention.


It has been suggested that the reason Judge Campbell was made about that local squib was that it gave Torrance more credit than it did the Judge for the successful prosecution of the case.


We imagine that W. P. Campbell has brought a hundred times more contempt upon himself in this fiasco than our articles could have done. We have not expressed our present contempt for him for want of words.


The Topeka people don't seem to give Judge Campbell a single bit of taffy about his dramatic performance in that city. The papers mention his presence there but say nothing about his performance while they compliment some of the other actors quite highly.

LATER: Since writing the above the Commonwealth has reluctantly passed over to him a few sweet worm lozenges.


When W. P. Campbell was informed that Torrance would be a candidate for judge of this Judicial District, Campbell said he would "sit down on Torrance." One can readily imagine what Campbell meant by that expression. He has too frequently performed that operation on lawyers whom he wished to hurt because they were not willing to be his tools.



MAY 27, 1880.

We publish in this issue a communication from "Republican" advocating Hon. T. B. Bryan for the Senate. It is temperate in its tone and is entitled to the candid consideration of Republicans. Its estimate of the character of Mr. Bryan is in our opinion not too high, as has appeared from our published notices on all fit occasions.

One or two communications making attacks on Mr. Hackney have been offered us, but we have not been disposed to use our columns in this canvass to make attacks on either, for we recognize the right of either or anyone else to aspire to such a place, and we have not felt called upon to pronounce against anyone.




MAY 27, 1880.

Judge Campbell, of the 13th Judicial District, should have ascertained whether the Howard Courant was loaded before he tackled its senior editor. If all, or even half the charges preferred by that paper against his honor are well-founded, we think the press of the southwest will find no trouble in making it so warm for him that he will realize a large measure of comfort by doffing the judicial ermine. Messrs. Millington, of the Winfield Courier, and Allison, of the Telegram, will doubtless take flush hands in the laudable enterprise of bounding from the bench a man who is apparently so unworthy to occupy such a signified and responsible position. Emporia News.

The above seems to be about the average sentiment of the newspapers outside of this judicial district. In this district it is worse.

The Howard Courant, above alluded to, was certainly loaded last week. It had a terrible indictment against W. P. Campbell, which we have not room to copy this week; indeed, we may not copy it at all for fear of doing W. P. C. injustice. We know that some of the charges are true, and have good reason to believe that all are true. Even if one-half are true, he is a disgrace not only to the bench but to society. Yet there are a great many true things, other than those charged in the Courant, sufficient to prove his gross unfitness for the bench. It seems that he made from the bench at Howard one of his political stamp speeches. This was against Abe Steinbarger, a part of which the Courant quotes to the effect that he (W. P. C.) advised Albright to kill Abe and that he (W. P. C.) would have done it if it had been his case.


From the way the subscriptions to the COURIER have poured in since W. P. Campbell assessed a fine of two hundred dollars on us, we think we shall be able to raise the money by the time that we discover that there is no escape from paying it. We have been offered sympathy, support, and material aid in resisting the judgment by large numbers of our friends, to whom we return our grateful thanks. The unanimous opinion expressed to us is that it was all spite work, because we do not support Judge Campbell for re-election, and without a particle of cause.




MAY 27, 1880.

During the late session of the District Court in this county, and at Thursday noon of the second week, the judge adjourned court over until Monday that he might play in a theater at Topeka. Now we give the judge credit for being quite a dramatic artist, and admit that the stage rather than the bench is his forte: but that does not quite compensate a hundred litigants and witnesses for their time, expenses, and costs for another week in which to get a hearing. It is, however, in keeping with the way business was done during the first nine days of the session. In the first week, only a case and a half were tried. The first day there was only a session of one hour. Subsequent days the time spent on the bench was greater, but yet the judge was indolent and sluggish.

Crowds of witnesses and litigants were kept at the county seat day after day on expense, and losing their time waiting for trials which did not place. In the nine and a half days, only five jury trials were reached; all other cases for the jury, and there were many, were either summarily disposed of or continued to next term and jury discharged.

He gave us two days sitting the following week, Monday and Tuesday; but this was taken out of the time he should have been holding court at Wichita. This way of conducting the business of this court is not exceptional, but is about the usual way things have been done here for the last few years.

We believe that a good business judge would have held court at least nine hours every day from the start, would have filled in the time profitably, given all the cases on the docket a fair hearing, and have cleared the docket before that Thursday noon, saving to this county and people thousands of dollars, having plenty of time to play "high spy" at Topeka, and yet have been at Wichita on Monday morning to open court there.



MAY 27, 1880.

It seems to be the unanimous opinion of sensible people here that Campbell had concluded that the COURIER, being opposed to his re-election to the bench of this judicial district would after awhile expose his disgraceful record; and that he determined, before he came here to hold court, to seek a pretext for committing an outrage upon us with the view that when we did expose his record, the people could be convinced that we did it in retaliation of his treatment of us and would therefore attach less credit to it. Certain circumstances tend to show that had we not published a word of the articles he made his pretext, it would have made no difference. He had determined to punish us for opposing him and discredit us if he could; and after mature deliberation, he proceeded with such pretext as he could pick up.


Four years ago we supported Campbell for the office of Judge and socially as well. For this we deserved punishment for our only excuse was that we did not know his real character. We did not know how base, tyrannical, unjust, despicable, and immoral he was. We know more about him now and do not know of a practicing attorney in the district less worthy to be elected judge.


Wonder if Kirkpatrick of the Wichita Republican is so intimidated that he will not dare to serve Judge Campbell anything but taffy. We understand that the judge told him that he was sorry he did not fine us $500 instead of $200. This seems to have been an intimation of what the price will be in Wichita. Wonder if said judge is liable for contempt for attempting to intimidate the press.




MAY 27, 1880.

The sheriffs of Kansas will meet at Junction City June 9th, for the purpose of organizing a Kansas Detective Association. That is a movement that may be worth thousands and tens of thousands of dollars to the people of Kansas. Success to it.




MAY 27, 1880.

Hon. Thomas Ryan telegraphs to the Commonwealth that his bill for the relief of the settlers on the Osage lands has passed and become a law.



MAY 27, 1880.

County Attorney Torrance has a new safe.

Judge M. S. Adams spent several days of last week in the city.

Will Garvey and lady returned from a short visit to Topeka, Tuesday.

Mrs. Scovill and her accomplished daughter, Grace, are visiting at Fort Scott.

W. M. Allison and family left for Topeka and Leavenworth Sunday evening.

Mr. Henry Brown is improving rapidly and is again able to attend to business.

Capt. Stueven is making arrangements to keep Salt Springs water in his bath rooms.

McDermott & Johnson will move their law office into the Morehouse building this week.

The stone steps now being put up in front of the Winfield Bank will be the finest in the southwest.

Giles Bros. are now fairly settled in their new quarters. They have the whole block to themselves.

The Cowley County Normal meets July 5th. It promises to be the most successful one yet held here.

Mr. L. S. Wilson brought in a car load of Lewis Cook buggies Tuesday, and is selling them at private sale.

Mr. H. E. Sellman (Silliman) is loaning money. His office is with Pryor & Kinne, and a notice thereof appears in another column.

Hackney & McDonald are moving into their own office, next to the stone livery stable. They will occupy the second story.

W. M. Smith, the sprightly local of the Telegram, has severed his connection with that paper and is now engaged on the


The ladies of the library association will give a festival at the hall Thursday night. It promises to be one of the best of the season.

T. M. McGuire will occupy the old stand on Main street and Ninth Ave. The room is being repainted and fixed up in good shape.


See 76 Horning 76 Robinson & Co.'s ad in this issue. Their specialty at present is a new pattern coal oil stove, the


AD: 76 HORNING, 76 ROBINSON & CO., -WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN- SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE. We are Sole Agents for the celebrated Monitor Coal Oil Stove. Only 5 cents per day required for cooking. It will more than pay for itself in one season in the saving of fuel; is worth the price of it for ironing alone, and your rooms are always cool, and you are never sweating and stewing over a wood or coal fire. Call and examine the wonderful little cook stove, so clean, compact, durable, convenient, and cheap.

76 Horning, 76 Robinson & Co.


The Rifles and St. John's Battery have engaged the Davis Family Cornet Band to assist in the decoration of the soldiers' graves next Sunday.

Mr. George W. Hosmer, of Cedar township, called on us last week. He is a leading man in the community.

Several boys were arrested last week for defacing the depot buildings, and fined $8 each. Boys should be careful how they abuse other people's property.

Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Ripley are visiting in the city. Many will remember Mrs. Ripley as Miss Mollie Millsapugh, who figured in Winfield society several years ago.


Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.

The Monitor man is among the list of Campbell's champions. Take care, Conklin. Insignificant as you are, you may yet feel the misfortune of Campbell's protection.

Wheat harvest has already commenced in this county. Jacob Barnhart, of Dexter, has cut one considerable field, which will probably make fifteen bushels to the acre.

W. O. Douglass, census enumerator, and, by the way, one of the best boys around New Salem, brightened our sanctum with his presence last Monday. W. O. is one of the stalwarts.

Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.

We hear from Topeka that W. F. Campbell was the butt of ridicule among the lawyers attending the courts there when the articles were seen which he held to be a contempt of court. The ha! ha! ha's! at his expense were many and hearty.

The bids for the construction of the school houses were opened by the board last week, but as none of them came within the estimate of the architect, the contract was not let. Mr. Bartlett was wired in regard to the matter, and says that if our home builders will not take the work at his estimates, he will build the houses himself.

Four more horses were stolen from this vicinity Monday night, two belonging to Capt. Stubblefield and two to Mr. Raymond. These make over a dozen horses that have been stolen within the past few months. Some stringent measures must be taken to stop this wholesale stealing, and if it continues we are liable to have a repetition of the Douglass tragedies.

We learn in a round-about way of the marriage of our friend, Mr. Theodore Wright, of Pleasant Valley township, to Miss Laura Snow.

The Treasurer of the Supreme Lodge of Knights of Honor handled last year over a million of dollars, and when the books were examined by a committee they balanced to a cent. His bond for the next year was fixed at two hundred thousand dollars. The Supreme Treasurer resides in Wooster, Ohio.




MAY 27, 1880.

A gentleman in commenting upon the docile manner with which the COURIER handled Judge Campbell last week, tells the following story, which is so applicable in this case that we publish it.

Some twenty years ago, during the palmy days of old Ben Houston, while Lewis T. Wagfall was U. S. Senator from Texas, a difference sprang up between these two gentlemen, and Houston made up his mind to give Wagfall a drubbing. For this purpose he rose in the Senate one day and began drawing on his gloves, at the same time saying in that drawling tone of voice so peculiar to him:

"I rise to reply to some remarks made by one Wiggletail--or Wagfall; but before leaving home I promised Mrs. Houston that if I did, I would handle the dirty thing with gloves."

The gentleman thought the COURIER of last week handled "the dirty thing with gloves."


Judge Campbell, in consideration of our being a "young man, without experience, and who didn't know any better," let us off easy in his contemptuous proceedings last week. The crime of being a young man "we shall neither attempt to palliate, or deny." Neither shall we answer to the charge of being without experience. But as to his making public the fact of our "not knowing any better," we must earnestly protest. Might he not have thrown the mantle of charity over us, and at least admitted that we had sense enough to oppose Campbell, or discernment enough to see that the ass on Ninth avenue brayed at his master's bidding. Had he but made these exceptions, we would have pursued the even tenor of our way, happy only in the thought that we had engaged the attention of the learned judge and accomplished actor for a few brief moments.


Some variety troupe advertises in the New York Clipper for a star actor to make the tour of 1880. We know a gentleman who has shown considerable talent in that direction, and whose love for the stage is so great that he has been known to adjourn court in the middle of the week to take a leading part in a theatre, leaving the witnesses and the attorneys and their clients to make up the time as best they could until a relaxation of his stage duties allowed him to again ascend the bench. We are not positively certain that his services could be secured at any price just now, but think that an offer of $3 per week and board would be considered after the first of November. For further particulars, apply at the office of the Monitor.


Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.

Hundreds of our readers are demanding that we show up W. P. Campbell in his true light at once. Be patient gentlemen. Give us time and we will try and attend to the matter by installments. It is impossible for us to do him justice in a single issue for we must give the news and a great variety of other matter. We propose to avoid injustice and give only facts for what they are worth.




MAY 27, 1880.

The new stone building of Col. McMullen and T. R. Bryan, on north Main street, will soon be ready for occupancy.

One of the buildings in the Union Block is sinking, and carpenters are at work propping it up.

Last week Mrs. McNeil replevined a gray pony from Sheriff Shenneman, claiming that it was one which belonged to her boy. Mr. Shenneman purchased the pony of a stranger some time ago, and was one which the stranger had before sold to Dick Rhonimus on time, and had to take it back because Rhonimus could not pay for it. Mrs. McNeil claims that while Rhonimus owned the pony, he traded it to her son, and that the person who sold it to Shenneman had no right to make such sale.


Mr. Lafe Pence left for Topeka and the east Monday morning. At Topeka he will attend the Democrat State Convention, of which he is a delegate from Cowley, after which he goes to Indiana, where he has been chosen to deliver an address and the diplomas to the graduating members of the Literary society of Hanover college. This is an honor not often conferred upon so young a man and we heartily congratulate Lafe upon his preferment. Mr. Pence graduate at Hanover in 1877.

A. J. Uhl, of Douglass, twenty miles north of this city, is one of the most successful sheep and wool farmers in this State, and his experience would be of great advantage to others in the business. On Tuesday June 1st he will have at Douglass a public sheep shearing and extends a general invitation to all to be present. This will be an opportunity to profit by his


The firm of Clarke & Dysert has been dissolved and Mr. Dysert assumes the responsibility of the business. Mr. Clarke will remain, however, and superintend the machine shops. This firm has from a small beginning built up a flourishing business, and one that is a credit to the town.

Married May 20th, 1880, at the residence of D. S. Beadle, in Vernon, Cowley Co., Kansas, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Mr. Christian M. Creps and Miss Amy E. Fowler.




JUNE 3, 1880.

I understand that W. McCormick is in the field for nomination for Judge. MAC is a worthy gentleman and would grace the bench.

G. D. Varner has built him a new house.

Mr. McPherson has been appointed postmaster at Wilmot, vice Mrs. S. M. Phoenix, resigned.

If McPherson will accept the nomination of J. P., our township will elect him.

Mr. E. Holt is decorating his farm with a stone fence, enclosing his fine orchard.

J. W. Weimer has a very fine flock of sheep; so has Frank Blue.




JUNE 3, 1880 - FRONT PAGE.

The people of the Thirteenth Judicial District, will be called upon, next fall, to elect a successor to Judge W. P. Campbell. The more prominent candidates thus far mentioned are Mr. Torrance, present County Attorney for Cowley county; Judge M. S. Adams, of Wichita; and W. P. Campbell. Judge Campbell has filled the position for eight years. His decisions have been subjected to much criticism, sometimes warmly approved, other times condemned by many people.

The bulk of our readers are conversant with his demeanor, both on and off the bench, but the majority of them do not know that he has been "stage struck." The Wichita Guards, a military organization, prepared a play entitled "The Union Spy," and Judge Campbell essays the roll of the spy.

He appears possessed of considerable dramatic talent and having given excellent satisfaction as an actor, his services appear to be in demand in various parts of the State. During the latter part of March, the play was performed at Emporia, with the Judge as the bright particular star. In order to be present and participate, we are told that he adjourned court in Chautauqua county. Last week the play was performed at Topeka, and large pictures of the Judge's handsome person were profusely posted, throughout the city. But another difficulty was in the way. Court was in session with a full docket in Cowley county. There was but one way to remove the difficulty--an adjournment. Notwithstanding the presence of the litigants, who were ready for trial, we are told the Judge refused to listen to the appeals of interested parties and adjourned court.

A few weeks since Court was in session in Sumner county. The judge's wife wished to visit her friends in Colorado and New Mexico, and he wanted to accompany her. Notwithstanding the two hundred cases on the docket, and the many pleas for him to continue the court, reporters say he adjourned the same until about the first of June.

Now the Judge has a perfect right as a man, to develop any dramatic talent he may possess, and no one should say him nay. At the same time the people have a right to demand of the person whom they elect to this responsible position, a prompt, faithful, and efficient discharge of the duties pertaining thereto. Again, there is a certain dignity belonging to the office of Judge, and some queer-minded people might imagine that going about the country playing the buffoon for the amusement of the populace would have a tendency to degrade that office and win the contempt of the people for the occupant.

We have not, thus far, felt called upon to express any opinion as to which of these three gentlemen should receive the nomination. There is yet ample time for that. But believing it right and proper to inform the people as to the habits and doings of their public servants, as well as those who aspire to positions, we feel that duty demands us to inform our readers of the new trait of character just being developed in the person whom they twice elected to the dignified and responsible position of Judge, and who appears before them the third time, asking their suffrages to re-elect him. Having performed that duty we will defer any further remakr for some future issue of the Gazette.

Augusta Gazette.



JUNE 3, 1880.

Hon. W. C. Webb does not believe in muzzling the press. The following dispatch shows where he stands.



Such services as I can render you on your appeal in the contempt cases are freely offered. Command me at your pleasure.



We are indebted to Mr. Fred Hunt for the following.

The county clerk's figures show the total taxable property, including real, personal, and railroad, to be $2,889,968. This is an increase over last year of $730,821. The railroad property valuation in the county is $322,112, leaving the real increase in personal and real property $408,821. There are in the county 161,374 acres under cultivation; an increase over last year of 23,792 acres; and 72,112 acres are now green with growing wheat. Over a half-million bushels of old car are cribbed in bins throughout the count. 21,769 sheep roam over the pleasant slopes; 7,300 horses toil in the fertile fields and help eat the 25,062 tons of prairie hay that were cut in 1879. 5,626 cows furnish the milk from which the busy housewives have made 31,978 pounds of butter. This partly shows the prosperous condition of Cowley, and her steady advancement in wealth and prosperity, all owing, of course, to Republican rule.


McDermott & Johnson have removed their law office to the new building of Mr. Morehouse on the northwest corner of Main Street and Tenth Avenue. They occupy the front rooms upstairs and will be glad to see their friends at all times.




JUNE 3, 1880.

CANON CITY, MAY 25, 1880.

EDS. COURIER: Your correspondent having every symptom of a coming attack of pneumonia, was induced to leave Leadville. The place is unhealthful in the extreme. Many things combine to produce the great mortality which is known to exist there. The want of sewerage is felt. The narrow streets are filled with filthy garbage; and California Gulch, just below the city, is the dumping ground for dead horses, mules, etc.

People who visit Leadville, and who wish to rest easy while there, should not visit the cemetery. The sight of hundreds of newly-made graves, and a force of men digging graves in advance is not a cheering one.

The rush to Leadville continues, and will continue until the true state of affairs existing there is made known to the public. The stages convey about two hundred tenderfeet daily. The majority of them, after arriving there, are forced to join the large army who promenade the streets, out of money and out of work.

Notwithstanding the great efforts made to prop it up, the Leadville boom is failing. Rents are coming down, though they are still exorbitant. Real estate is falling, and wages, board, and things in general are on the downgrade. Even mining property shows the general decline. The same may be said of Silver Cliff, Rosita, and all mining camps east of the "Snowy Range."

Colorado must keep a mining excitement before the public, and keep the stream of immigration pouring into her mountains, and stream of dollars pouring into the pockets of her people. The immense hidden wealth of the Gunnison country is the principal theme for Colorado people and Colorado papers this season. With what success they blow the Gunnison trumpet is shown by the fact that there are at least fifteen thousand men who are only waiting for the snow to disappear before crossing the range. Hundreds in their anxiety to get there, go by long, circuitous routes; others cross the range on snow shoes, and reach the camps on the other side only to find that they cannot prospect because of the deep snow. Provisions are very high and scarce in all Gunnison camps.

One cannot help admiring the pluck and courage of the majority of men who make up this Gunnison army. Many men pursue and conquer almost insurmountable difficulties in order to reach their destinations.

They all go fully armed, and the Utes will have a hard time of it should an outbreak occur. Many go with the avowed purpose of prospecting on the reservation. Should this be done to any extent, an outbreak is almost certain to follow.

Two-thirds of the old miners east of the range have the Gunnison fever, and this fact gives confidence to those who are not old miners. Parties are organized daily in Leadville, and other places. To find gold and kill Indians, is their advertised object in view. It is very evident, however, that many will come back disappointed, and it is to be supposed that somebody's hair will be lifted.

It is very dry in Colorado this spring and hundreds of cattle and sheep are dying for want of food. Stock-growners seem to be losing their faith in Colorado, for many of them talk of removing their herds to Montana, and other "lands that are fairer than this."

Your correspondent intends to visit the Gunnison in the course of a few weeks, and will write more anon.

E. D.




JUNE 3, 1880.

It appears that Judge Campbell adjourned court at Winfield to go to Topeka to take part in a play. The papers criticized him for it, thinking that it was not the proper thing to do, to draw a big salary and make a show of himself, and so intimated.

He caused W. M. Allison, of the Telegram, D. A. Millington, and Ed. Greer of the Courier, to be arrested and brought before his honor, for contempt. I believe it is not denied that he went to Topeka as charged, the crime is in letting the people know what a fool he made of himself.

The Judge has good talent as an actor, it runs in the family, some of his relations have acted on the stage, he should be encouraged, he will do less harm on the stage than anywhere else, his salary is the least part of the loss to the country.

Eldorado Press.


Oxford Reflex: Judge Campbell's District Court has been in session at Winfield during the past two weeks. One Payson was arraigned before the jury under the charge of obtaining property under false pretenses, and the court found him guilty and sentenced him to five years imprisonment in the penitentiary.

Allison and Millington, in commenting upon the case, implied that Judge Campbell was over-zealous and took a great deal of the County Attorney's work upon his own hands. The opinions expressed by the people after the trial were also published and Campbell took it as a little "game" to injure his political standing, and on last Monday morning issued an attachment for contempt of court against Allison of the Telegram, and Millington and Greer of the COURIER. A fine of $200 each was assessed against Allison and Millington, and one dollar against Greer.

A stay of execution for ten days was granted to allow defendants to prepare a case for the Supreme Court. The articles published contain nothing of a libelous character, and are opinions that in this free country would be considered mild. The trouble with Campbell is that he wants to be District Judge again, but is beginning to realize that the people don't want him any longer; and every little joke, slur, or insinuation cuts him to the quick, hence his action in arraigning the editors for contempt of court. "Billy," your "goose is cooked," and you might as well hang up your harp. The people of the 13th judicial district will heap contempt upon you this fall but you won't be able to fine them for it. You will take your stand among the "common horde" and will not again be allowed to abuse the power placed in your hands.


Caldwell Commercial: The newspapers all around are popping at his honor, Judge Campbell. Even papers outside the district condemn his course against the Winfield editors. The Atchison Champion, commenting on the case says: "If there is any law written or unwritten which allows a Kansas Judge to impose a fine or punishment for such a case, it is a relic of barbarism. Judges are, many of them, altogether too sensitive about criticism of court proceedings."

The Eldorado Press suggests that he be encouraged to stick to the stage, as he would do less harm there than anywhere else. After all, Campbell has some good points in his general make-up, but they are not brought out while on the bench, in a manner calculated to impress the public with a feeling that he is a fair and impartial Judge. If he could sink W. P. Campbell in the Judge, he might succeed. That however, is impossible, and on or off the bench, he is simply Bill Campbell under every and all circumstances. This is a very necessary qualification in the mere politician or man of the world, but tacked on to a judge, it makes him an unsafe adjudicator of the rights of others.


Kansas City Journal: There is a Judge down at Winfield who is so thin skinned that he has fined an editor two hundred dollars for contempt. The editor published a very fair, dispassionate criticims of one of the Judge's decisions.

Judge Campbell, of the Winfield district, has made such a decided hit as an actor, it is suggested that he leave the bench and take to the stage, where he will do less damage.


Grenola Argus: D. A. Millington, of the Winfield Courier, and W. M. Allison of the Telegram, were each fined $200 for contempt of Campbell's court. It has come to a pretty pass when the editors of two such influential papers can not publish simple court news without being fined. The whole proceeding was an outrage. Better muzzle the press.


Judge Campbell of the 13th Judicial District is on the rampage. He directed bench warrants issued against our contemporaries, Millington of the Winfield COURIER, and Allison of the Telegram, and fined them $200 each for making certain comments on a case recently tried before his honor, which the Judge considered a contempt of court. The case will be taken up on appeal and from what we can learn the end is not yet.

Newton Republican.


The unseemly scandal of men electioneering by the worst methods, for Judgeship, is one of the alarming signs of the time. We have heard it openly charged for years that justice in our courts was tempered with politics, yet men stand by consenting to the most degrading scramble for judicial office ever witnessed even in this locality. If there is virtue left among the people, there will be a revolt against this disgrace.

Kansas City Journal.


Eldorado Times: There was an interesting criminal case tried at Winfield last week and the COURIER and Telegram commenting on it quite freely. Judge Campbell had the editors of these papers arrested and brought before the court of contempt. We are afraid to say much on this subject for fear we will commit contempt ourselves. However, in passing sentence the Judge referred to those journals as "irresponsible newspapers." There should be a statutory provision to punish a judge for committing contempt of newspapers. It is a poor rule and will not work both ways.


The Winfield COURIER criticized some of the official acts of Judge Campbel and intimated that he had shown something of a spirit of a prosecutor whereupon the irate Judge had the editor arrested for contempt of court. This latter act was very foolish, to say the least of it, and will cause many to suspect that he is not as upright as he ought to be. The Judges of Kansas, as a class, are neither so omniscient nor so immaculate as to be above the reach of legitimate criticisms, and in assuming to be so, Judge Campbell's voice has not sounded like that of a lion--not exactly.

Manhattan Nationalist.



JUNE 3, 1880.

Miss Sarah Hodges has returned from Wisconsin.

J. C. Fuller attends the Chicago convention this week, "over the left."

The elegant stone steps of the Winfield Bank are about completed.

Our associate and local, Ed. P. Greer, has gone to the Chicago convention.

T. A. McGuire is moving back to his old stand, corner of Ninth and Main.

No more shall hogs run at large within the city limits, so says the ordinance.

Mr. O. F. Boyle and lady, and Mr. J. L. M. Hill started for Leadville last Monday.

Mrs. W. W. Perkins left a week ago for Chicago, where she will spend the summer.


Read Robinson has returned to Kansas City, where he will resume his commercial work.

Miss Allie Klingman starts to Ohio next week to spend the vacation with former friends.

"Timme, the tailor" appears in gilt letters over our post office shingle and puts it in the shade.

Captain H. H. Sivard and Henry Asp go to Little Dutch, Friday night, in behalf of the announcement.

R. R. Conklin attends the Chicago convention, and the commencement of the Champaign University.

Messrs. Brush, Webb, and Black have returned from Topeka, where they went in relation to the contempt cases.

Jennings & Buckman have a new safe. We congratulate them on this evidence of accumulating funds.

Jim Holloway and his partner were up from Salt City last Friday. The report lively rains and lively trade.

The Arkansas City schools have graduating exercises Friday evening, a class of five receiving their diplomas.

J. W. Curns is about to build another residence. This time we suppose, he will eclipse all his former efforts in that line.

Dr. Van Doren has removed his dental office to rooms vacated by Dr. Smith, two doors west of the post office.

The census enumertors have been in the field for the last two days. Be ready to receive them and answer their questions.

Frank Sydal shipped 25,000 pounds of wool last week. This is what we call business. Frank Sydal can do such things.

Tell W. Walton, the Mulvane Herald man, was in town last Saturday. The Herald is one of the spiciest little papers in the state.

Mr. Alexander of the Holly Water Works, was in town again last week. He is all business, but is a very pleasant and courteous gentleman.

Winfield Courier, June 3, 1880.

The contempt cases against Mr. Allison and ourself have been set for hearing in the Supreme Court on July 6th, the day when the court next convenes.

Mr. J. W. Aley, of Otter township, called on us last Monday.

The young men, Wilson and Gray, who "got away with" Hoenscheidt's horse and buggy, waived examination, were held in $800 each, and went to the "cooler" for want of bail.

Mr. Doud, of the Elk City Times, called on us Saturday. He reports Ed. Lemmon as ill, but recovering. The Times is a neat journal showing good editorial and mechanical work.

Hackney & McDonald have moved their law office into the building on 9th Avenue, formerly occupied by Col. J. M. Alexander as a law office. They have fitted up the new office in the best style.

Hon. W. C. Webb, whose ability as a lawyer is second to no one in the State, has prepared a book on Kansas Pleading and Practice, which will soon be published and will be valuable to the legal fraternity.

The Wichita Eagle was conspicuous last week for a map of the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad, which was good; and a part of Campbell's stump speech against the Winfield editors, which was bad.

The Census Enumerators are hard at work. The following is the list of districts and Enumerators of Cowley County.

169 M. S. Roseberry, Beaver township.

170 Wm. Trimble, Bolton township.

171 Jas. Utt, Cedar and Otter Townships.

172 I. H. Bonsall, Cresswell township.

173 J. A. Bryan, Dexter township.

174 E. M. Annett, Harvey and Omnia townships.

175 Justice Fisher, Liberty and Spring Creek townships.

176 W. B. Norman, Maple and Ninnescah townships.

177 Samuel Watt, Pleasant Valley township.

178 I. N. Lemmon, Richland township.

179 J. M. Harcout, Rock Creek township.

180 E. A. Millard, Silver Creek township.

181 W. H. Clay, Sheridan township.

182 J. P. Musselman, Silverdale township.

183 W. C. Douglass, Tisdale township.

184 E. D. Skinner, Vernon township.

185 Chas. W. Jones, Windsor township.

186 S. E. Berger, Walnut township.

187 J. H. Finch, Winfield City, 1st ward.

188 Jas. Kelly, Winfield City, 2nd ward.


The Daily Telegram announces that it can no longer afford to pay for the associate press dispatches, that the increase of expense was near a hundred dollars a week, while the increase of city receipts was only twenty-five dollars a week, and the foreign patronage cost for working it up all it brought in. The result is that the Telegram is out six hundred dollars as the result of the experiment. It will now run as an evening daily, got its telegraph news from the Commonwealth, which arrives here at noon on its day of publication, and do its work in the daytime instead of the night. While we regard this as a wise move on the part of Mr. Allison, we shall miss our early morning news sadly, as will many others.


The season of spring cleaning and moving has struck the "courthouse rats," and one and all of them have sought quarters on the second floor of the building. This was done in order to allow the plasterers, painters, moppers, and house cleaners to get at the true inwardness of things on the lower floor. The job of moving was hot, long, and dirty, and the boys set up the cigars more than once to the kind friends who came in to give them a lift on this box, or that table, or that desk. The officials are now distributed over the courtroom, an office in each corner, one in the south end, one in the middle, and one in each of the small rooms. Call and see them, and they will set up the cigars to all visitors.


Mr. S. S. Linn, who owns the Sheridan farm, called on us last Saturday with specimens of coal from a well he is drilling on his farm. The samples were from the depth of seventy feet, are chipped up fine by the drill, but are clear coal of a compact species more like anthracite than like the Osage coal. Mr. Linn is a thinking gentleman, whose views on the subject of coal beds and geological subjects are clear and consistent.


Winfield Courier, June 3, 1880.

Commonwealth: Hon. Charles C. Black, one of Winfield's brightest attorneys, has been in the city for two or three days. He is associated with Messrs. Webb and Brush in the Allison-Millington contempt case before the Supreme Court. The Winfield editors seem to be sustained by the Winfield bar in their contest with Judge Campbell.


Messrs. Samuels & Binning have made us an editorial desk that beats anything in Southern Kansas. Our visitors are lavish of their praises on its beauty and convenience. The workmanship is the finest we ever saw and the material is of the best. When our friends want a first class job of the kind, they should call on the above named gentlemen.


At Topeka the other day the young Democrats of the state organized a Young Men's Democratic Club. Lafe Pence, of Winfield, was elected its president, a compliment to him and Winfield, which is well merited, for Lafe is an active and energetic young gentleman.


Strayed from the subscriber in Winfield last Saturday evening, a light bay six year old horse with saddle marks, branded on left hip, star in forehead, white left fore foot. A liberal reward will be paid for the return of the horse, or information where he may be found.



Mr. Levi Baker, of Rock, last Saturday brought us samples of Joel Stewart's wheat in that township, who has forty acres of the same which is estimated at forty-five bushels to the acre. It is as good looking and as well filled as any we have seen any year. Cowley's wheat crop is not a failure.




JUNE 3, 1880.

Our bulletin board set up in front of the COURIER office, on which appeared the proceedings of the Chicago convention as fast as they occurred, was the center of attraction yesterday, and will be today, and until the final adjournment. We are indebted to the courtesy of the W. U. Telegraph Company and their gentlemanly and accommodating agent here, Mr. Whitney, for these dispatches.



JUNE 3, 1880.

Last Sunday was set apart for the ceremonies of decorating the graves of soldiers of the late war. The Winfield Rifles and St. John's Battery managed the affair in the most creditable manner. The crowd of people at the Methodist church in the morning was so great that considerable numbers could not get admission. Rev. J. Albert Hyden delivered a very interesting and instructive commemoration sermon at the church, and after other services there, a procession was formed, which marched through the streets around to the courthouse square, where Judge C. Coldwell delivered an eloquent oration in memorial of the nation's dead. A monument there placed was then beautifully decorated with flowers, and bouquets were strewn around by a floral committee of ten young ladies and six little girls dressed in white. The Davis cornet band and a full choir gave sweet, plaintive music to the occasion.



JUNE 3, 1880.

Married at the Hall school-house, Harvey township, on Sunday, May 30th, 1880, by the Rev. J. Cairns, the Rev. David Thomas, of Winfield, and Mrs. Mary A. Armstrong, of Harvey township.

Married on May 22nd, 1880, at the office of N. J. Larkin, in North Richland, by N. J. Larkin, Justice of the Peace, Mr. William H. Vandewalker and Miss Hattrey.

Died at her home near Little Dutch, Wednesday, May 18th, 1880, Sarah Francis, youngest daughter of W. B. and Margaret Wimer, aged 4 years, 10 months, and 10 days.

Mr. Switchard, a son-in-law of Mr. Shuman, died suddenly at his residence near the Santa Fe depot, last Tuesday evening, of congestion of the lungs.



JUNE 3, 1880.

A large brown horse, 16 hands high and about 10 years old, with left hip knocked down, was sold at auction in Winfield last Monday. The seller was a young man about 19 years old. Sheriff Shenneman asked him to stay with him until the question of the title was settled, but he skipped out, leaving the horse and the purchase money. Anyone who has lost such a horse will please address A. T. SHENNEMAN,

Winfield, Kansas.

Exchanges please notice.





EUREKA, Ark., Jay 23, 1880.

Eureka Springs seems to be the center of attraction for all invalids and whiskey bloats of the United States. It is well known that the medicinal properties in these springs gave this city its wide-spread notoriety. There have flattering reports gone out in regard to the curative properties of the water; while, on the other hand, there are many discouraging reports. From my own observation, I find many remarkable cures. With the majority of people seeing only is believing, so I will speak of one cure only. Mrs. Scott, whose home is near Sedan, Chautauqua county, Kansas, was blind for upwards of fifteen years, but can now see well enough to thread the finest needle.

Eureka is undoubtedly in the most romantic part of the state--in a place where there is not a level spot large enough to set one house. The city is not laid out in regard to form, but the buildings are set in any manner desired by the owner, and are built as though they were to last but a season. The houses are all made of pine lumber, which is sawed near the city. The streets are very narrow, not wide enough for two wagons to pass but in a few places. The city is situated on the head of Leatherford creek, seven miles from the White river. This creek we cross thirty-one times to reach the spring, the last time being lengthwise.

There are many springs in the vicinity, several of which contain curative properties. There is a difference in the medical springs. The water from the original Eureka Spring turns red when boiled down.

It has been over six weeks since any rain has fallen at this place, and consequently the sprrings are failing very fast.

The last enumeration of the people within the corporation is about 9,000 inhabitants. These are made up of people of all nations nearly. There are two Chinese in town, and Long Jim, of the Modoc tribe of Indians. There are about a dozen marshals, but yet the peace of the city is disturbed by an occasional fist fight.

There is yet no talk of building churches or school-houses. There are about one hundred ministers in the city, but meetings are held in the shade of trees by a few only.

Quite the reverse of religion and education, there are eighteen representatives of the vilest pits of hell--saloons--and they make hundreds of the citizens "sa-loony" that the marshal soon has them in the calaboose. And, sorry to say, they are so prosperous that they exhibit the neatest signs in the city.

The hay used here is brought from near Ft. Scott, Kansas, and sells readily for twenty-five dollars per ton. Corn is cheap, considering the distance and roads over which it is


Game is scarce around the city, but within a few miles there are plenty of deer and bear. Squirrels cannot live here, because the "snouts" climb the trees and steal their winter food.

There are several caves in the country, one of which is about seventy-five yards deep. From the top of this the stalactites hang tthree and four feet long.

We have had the pleasure of meeting several Cowley County people, but, like us, they have found no place they like better than Cowley.

My letter is already too lengthy. I will write you again from Missouri. X. Y. CAESAR.




JUNE 10, 1880 - FRONT PAGE.

ASH GROVE, May 29, 1880.

As I promised in my "Eureka Letter" to write you again from this state, I now take the pleasure of fulfilling my promise.

Leaving Eureka, we traveled but a few miles before we reached the Missouri line. We came by way of Roaring River, Cassville, Verona, thence to Ash Grove. The scenery of this trip is of little consequence, save the magnificent spring at the head of Roaring River. The one spring furnishes the entire amount of water for the river, and comes out from a cave in the mountain of solid rock. Directly over the opening in the mountain, the perpendicular rock looms up into the skies for a hundred feet. Underneath this opening the eye can see nothing but the cold, blue water, which has already been sounded to the depth of one hundred feet and no bottom found.

About one-half acre at the mouth of the spring has been very neatly fixed in a large pond, containing fish in abundance placed there by the government. If any readers of this letter ever have occasion to go into that country, they should, for the sake of curiosity, go and see this spring. As a great many from Kansas are going to the Eureka Springs, it will not be amiss to say that this is the best road to those springs.

We reached this point after three day's travel over flint rocks and black-jack stumps. I like timber, and wish Kansas had more of it; but I would rather freeze or starve to death on a Kansas prairie than to live in any part of Missouri or Arkansas I have yet seen. This county (Greene) is about equally divided between timber and prairie. The prairie land is very fertile, but is covered with loose rock, which makes farming here very disagreeable as they are seldom hauled off.

While Kansas has such honors as a wheat state, I am compelled to admit that Missouri has the finest wheat I ever saw. I think it could not be beaten by any country. The corn looks well, but nothing to boast of. Missouri never had a better prospect for fruit than she has this year.

Plenty of rain visits this part of the country now, and the consequence of the Marshfield storm causes everyone to look earnestly at every passing cloud. I passed through a portion of the country visited by that cyclone, and should people have told me of things which I saw with my own eyes, I would, Thomas like, have doubted. White oak trees from two inches in diameter to the very largest were broken down and whipped into pieces. Rail fences were scattered promiscuously.

Lead mines have been discovered in this county and are paying pretty well, yet no excitement seems to be raised.

I wish to get a "right smart sprinkle of garden sass" for myself, some "roughness" for my "hosses," then I will "sorrter pull out" towards Kansas. X. Y. CAESAR.




JUNE 10, 1880.

It is probable that Hon. A. B. Lemmon will be a candidate for the Legislature from the 88th District. Taking into consideration the fact that Mr. Lemmon has a wide acquaintance over the State, coupled with the fact that is eminently fitted for this position, we do not hesitate to say that he can do this District more effectual service than any gentleman that might be named in the north half of Cowley county. Mr. Lemmon has a wide acquaintance throughout the State and especially with the Representatives, Senators, and leding men, and would be in a position to do his constituents much good. Mr. Lemmon would reflect credit on the District and Cowley county.

If we elect such men as Hon. W. P. Hackney, Hon. A. B. Lemmon, and C. R. Mitchell as our legislators, we feel assured that the interests of Cowley county will not be overlooked or

neglected. Burden New Enterprise.



JUNE 10, 1880.

Arkansas City Democrat: It will be a surprise to our readers to know that Judge Campbell has fined the editors of the "Telegram and COURIER" two hundred dollars each for contempt of court. No one in reading the matter as published probably thought for a moment that there was more than an ordinary expression of opinion in reference to a trial of unusual interest, and as a large majority of the public were commenting upon the same matter in terms of unusual severity, they will be greatly surprised at the dose administered to the editors for what they deem some very mild strictures. As the case now stands, it is left for the highest judicial tribunal to decide as to how far the newspaper can proceed in criticism of an interesting trial, and not exceed the limits which hold them to respect the laws of the land, and not bring into contempt the executive of the law. There is a question, we ask? Will not the newspaperman soon need to be a lawyer?




JUNE 10, 1880.

We, the farmers in this immediate neighborhood, are happy. Our wheat looks well. No frost or drought to hurt much; but it is only a little strip about three miles wide and five miles long, on which we had three good rains that missed the county all around us. The reason must have been that we left the old grass without burning, which kept the ground cool and moist. We had no hot winds as they did only three miles west of here, and it was noticed by persons coming out from Winfield, that as soon as they came on this strip of unburnt grass, the air was cool and


T. R. Carson sold on the 19th to Mr. Hodges of Winfield, sixty-six fat hogs, and hauled them down in eleven wagons. He got $3.40.

P. D. Givler took down five pigs the same day. They were eight months old, and their aggregate weight was 1356 lbs., or an average of 270 pounds, making one and one-eighth pounds for every day of their age. Who can beat that!

We have been testing a new harrow this summer. I do not know the manufacturer. It is sold by S. W. Phoenix--a spring-tooth harrow--just the thing for all work that a harrow can be used for. Can't be beat.

Mr. W. H. Vandewalker and Miss Eva Hattry were married on May 29th.

Our township is in favor of Torrance for District Judge, T. R. Bryan for State Senator, Frank Jennings for County Attorney, James McDermott for State Attorney, and A. B. Lemmon for Representative.

On Decoration Day our soldiers were not forgotten in North Richland. After the Sunday-schools were over, the citizens gathered to the number of one hundred and fifty or seventy-five at the graveyard near Polo, and under the arrangement of H. H. Hooker and T. R. Shannon and other ex-soldiers, a procession was formed and marched until they formed a circle with the singers in the center. Then an appropriate song was sung, followed by prayer by Mr. David Roberts, another song, and then a short address by William C. McCormick to the soldiers and citizens on the objects of this day being set apart and called Decoration Day. Then the procession, headed by the ex-soldiers, marched past all the soldiers' graves; and the graves of the soldiers' widows that have died since the war, were not neglected. All were strewn with flowers, and wreaths of evergreens and flowers covered the tombstones of all. These Decoration days are good. They brighten our memories of the great sacrifice the soldiers made to save our country from mad rebellion.

After the ceremonies were over, Mr. T. A. Venable took up a contribution to buy a cow for Mrs. Edwards, the widow of Mr. Edwards who was killed by lightning a few weeks since, and raised enough to buy one in a few minutes. L. J. N.




JUNE 10, 1880.

In his letter in his own defence in the Commonwealth, W. P. Campbell makes a point that Millington testified that he believed when he wrote the article complained of that Payson was guilty as charged and had had a fair trial.

It will be recollected that we testified that we did not attend the trial, and knew nothing of what occurred during the trial, except what we got from the talk on the streets. It is not strange that a person of our age and experience with popular excitements, should tend to be conservative and to suppose that a smart judge would be substantially fair in the trial of such a case. We took it as a matter of course that the trial had been reasonably fair, and that the defendant was probably guilty as charged. We knew that the jury was composed of good men, and we had the fullest confidence in them.

We still believe the jury decided according to the evidence as placed before them and the law as given by the judge as they were bound to do; but we are now better informed as to the course of the judge, and do not believe that the judge gave Payson a fair and impartial trial.

We have conversed with many lawyers who were present and watched that trial through, observing the conduct of the judge and others connected with the trial; men of sound sense, high legal attainments, and impartial fairness commanding high respect, who say that Payson did not have a fair and impartial trial, and all agree in the following statement of facts, which are not disputed by the enemies of Payson. or anyone else.

The prisoner was on trial on the charge of having procured the execution of a deed of valuable real estate from Lena McNeil unto himself, by false representations that the conveyance was to Mrs. McNeil, mother of the grantor.

In the trial Mrs. McNeil, the prosecuting witness, was on the witness stand several hours and testified to all the circumstances necessary to prove this charge, and also testified that Payson, as her attorney, had procured her signature to a bill of sale of a delivery wagon under the false representation that it was a delivery bond, and had procured her signature to execute a bill of sale of a meat market building and fixtures under the false representation that it was a delivery bond to secure the return of the attached property. She testified to all the circumstances of these two crimes, parallel to that charged in the complaint, in such a manner as would have fully established Payson's guilt, unless this testimony should be rebutted. Lena McNeil and other witnesses corroborated the testimony of Mrs. McNeil in many respects, and the case as against Payson was completely made out.

To rebut this evidence the defense placed on the stand the witness, Goodrich, who testified that he took supper with Payson at the house kept by Mrs. McNeil, being the property Lena had deeded to Payson as charged in the information, after that deed was made; that after supper Mrs. McNeil sat with him on the porch in conversation, during which witness said to Mrs. McNeil that "the porch and view were very fine," to which Mrs. McNeil answered that "it would be a very pleasant place for Payson and his lady to sit and enjoy the sea breezes," and other words tending to indicate that she had voluntarily had the property conveyed to Payson.

County Attorney Torrance subjected the witness to a rigid cross-examination in the attempt to break the force of his testimony. Judge Campbell then took the witness, with language, air, and manner that said in effect: "This witness has lied. Torrance don't know enough to make witness entangle himself and prove that he has lied. I will show these people how to do it."

With a wink at the prosecuting witness, Campbell commenced to question the witness, Goodrich, about his whole history and matters and things occurring before and after the time of the conversation he had described, making every effort to lead him to cross himself, for about an hour, asking many questions which were characterized by our informants as outrageous.

In relation to the two parallel crimes committed by Payson, as established by the evidence already in, the defense brought forward Max Shoeb and two other witnesses, who were ready to swear that "they, being about to purchase the delivery wagon and the meat market house and fixtures, had taken the two bills of sale to Mrs. McNeil, explained them to her, and asked her if she had sold the property and had executed the two bills of sale; that she answered that she had sold the property and that the two bills of sale were all right."

Judge Campbell ruled that these witnesses should not testify on this matter, and Shoeb with the two other witnesses were dismissed without giving their evidence.

Campbell gave as his reason that the evidence was not relevant to the charge on which Payson was being tried, and in answer to the plea that the defense ought to be allowed to rebut the testimony already admitted against Payson, answered that he would rule that out.

But it was in convincing them that Payson had been in the habit of committing such crimes as the one charged (a charge that could not but have its effect on the minds of the jury) that the strong rulings of the Judge against Payson in other respects and in his charge to the jury, brought about the verdict of guilty.

On the motion for a new trial, Judge Coldwell presented this state of facts to the judge in a forcible though courteous manner, as reason why a new trial should be granted, stating he hoped tht Judge Campbell would not, by refusing this motion, put himself on record as asserting the right of a court to take the place of a prosecutor, and cross-examine a witness in that way, hitherto unheard of in the jurisprudence of this county.

Campbell answered that it had been practiced by the English judges, to which Judge Coldwell replied, "Not for the last 196 years."

This in open court was "thrust into Campbell's face" in a more incisive manner than any newspaper could have done it, yet Judge Coldwell was not fined for contempt, and why? Because he was not opposing the re-election of Campbell. The COURIER was, had mentioned that Campbell cross-questioned a witness for about an hour, and insisted that Torrance was the main prosecutor. It was fined for opposiing Campbell's re-election and for nothing else.

Now, we do not care to express an opinion on Payson's guilt or innocence of the crime charged, but what we have to say is that we do not now believe that he had a fair trial; that we are now convinced by the testimony of a great number of intelligent men, who heard the whole trial, that the conduct of Campbell during that trial was greatly unfair and wrong to the extent that probably the verdict of the jury would otherwise have been different.



JUNE 10, 1880.

When W. P. Campbell was informed that Torrance would be a candidate for the office of District Judge, he was angry, used profane language, and said he would "sit down on Torrance."

When the court convened here at last term, Torrance as County Attorney, presented an information against Payson. Campbell, sitting as Judge, immediately made one of his stump speeches about half an hour long to show that Torrance, his competitor for the office of Judge, did not know enough to draw an information that would stick, and said that he would set aside the information in the morning unless Torrance should show authoritites sustaining the sufficiency of the information, which he intimated could not be done. After adjournment that evening a prominent attorney informed us that the judge would be better informed by morning and would sustain the information. We do not charge that the judge had interviews with the prosecuting witness or with anyone else on that subject during the evening; but we were not surprised when on the following morning, the judge turned front and sustained the information.

What influenced Judge Campbell to forbear "sitting down on Torrance" at that time, we do not now pretend to say, but we would like his answers to the following conundrums, either yes or no, to each.

1st: Did you (Campbell) during that evening or morning before court convened, have any interview with any attorney, witness, or other person in which such attorney, witness, or other person attempted to influence you; or presented any consideration to your mind, tending to influence you to sustain the


2nd: Was not such interference a plain and flagrant contempt of court?

3rd: Did you punish such contempt by arrest and fine of two thousand dollars, or any other sum?

We ask these questions not to make insinuations, but because there are a great many about here who put a much worse construction on the movements of Judge Campbell at that time than we do.




JUNE 10, 1880.

The assessor has made his return of agricultural and other statistics for the city of Winfield, from which we get the following.

Number of horses, 305.

Number of mules, 18.

Number of cows, 69.

Number of other cattle, 58.

Number of swine, 38.

Number of bushels of corn on hands the 1st of March, 17,500.

Number of families, 567.

Number of inhabitants, 2,766.

The above figures are those within corporate limits of the city on March 1st. Since the limits have been extended, the residents of Andrew's, Thompson's, and Citizens' Additions, all adjoining the city on the north and east, are on the Walnut township books, and a few adjoining the city on the west in Vernon township. They number 375 on both books. These added to the 2,766 in the city proper, would make 3,141 as the number of inhabitants in Winfield on March 1st, 1880. Monitor.




JUNE 10, 1880.

The silence of the Monitor on the late contempt proceedings is a topic of general conversation in Dexter. The press of this district, and indeed throughout the state, with unusual unanimity, has condemned the conduct of Judge Campbell with just and merited severity. The numerous readers of the Monitor would like to be informed of the reasons for its silence. Surely the Monitor cannot pretend that an occurrence which has aroused and excited the indignation of the people of this judicial district as never before, is of too light and trivial a character to attract its attention. There must be reasons for this silence. Is there any obligation to forbear comment? Does Mr. Conklin approve or condemn? Will he rise and explain?





JUNE 10, 1880.

W. P. Campbell has written to the Commonwealth and through it "thrust into the faces" of the Supreme Court Judges an argument against us in his contempt case against us while the case was pending before them, evidently intended to influence their decision of the case. This according to his own ruling is a clear case of contempt and makes it the duty of that court or its judges to bring Campbell before them and fine him more than two hundred dollars for contempt.

Aside from its excellent attempt to prejudice the Supreme Court in his favor, his letter is a contemptible whine in which he falsifies the facts in order to make it appear that he had some excuse for his outrages. We shall not follow his example by going to a Topeka paper to answer him.



JUNE 10, 1880.

The Republican papers in the 13th Judicial District refuse to publish any more of "Bill" Campbell's letters, and his only comfort now is in writing long-winded articles to the Commonwealth of Topeka. His last effusion is a defense of himself in the "contempt" suit against Millington and Allison. In the whole 13th District, but two papers support Campbell. The Wichita Eagle, because Campbell is a Wichita man, and the Cowley County

Monitor, because its editor is a new-comer and doesn't know any better. "Bill," like the man about to be drowned, catches at every straw, but he is now so far gone that a stern wheel steamer coudn't save him. Oxford Reflex.

[But the Eagle claims to be for Adams and the Monitor to be for Torrance. How is this?]




JUNE 10, 1880.

As Mrs. Rustic seems to have retired from the field, I will try my pen, but not to fill her place.

Our friend A. J. Jarvis has traded his farm here for one in Hoosierdom, and thinks of returning to that goodly land this fall. We are sorry to lose such a good family and hope they will bew warmly received by their many friends back there.

Mrs. Cyrus Dalgarn has gone to Missouri to visit her mother; which leaves our blacksmith to "batch" again.

Miss Annie Jarvis is visiting her grandma at Burden.

Miss Bella Read's 12th birthday party on May 29th was quite a success. There were thirty-eight young Americans there. It was quite a sight to see the young braves march with their little sweethearts down to dinner, where they found a long table spread with a bountiful supply of good things. Miss Hattie McFinley and Miss Bella entertained them with splendid music on the organ.

Dr. Knickerbocker was called to set the broken arm of Willie Bovee, and was seen returning with a smiling countenance and a beautiful rose in the button-hole of his coat.

Mr. Read seems to be doing a thriving business and is still getting new goods. Mrs. Read is expecting another lot of millinery goods. Then if I wore ribbons in my hat, I should invest.





JUNE 10, 1880.

We have heard it rumored that Hon. E. S. Torrance, of Winfield, candidate for Judge of the 13th Judicial District, will, in case his chances for nomination at the convention are doubtful, withdraw in favor of Campbell. This we take the liberty to positively deny. Mr. Torrance is a candidate and is working for his nomination, against Campbell first, last, and all the time. We are credibly informed that this is a scheme to further Mr. M. S. Adams' chances for the nomination, but it will not work. Mr. Torrance has been induced by many solid friends in the district, even at the home of both Campbell and Adams, to become a candidate and nothwithstanding the earnest effort made by a few of Campbell's friends to induce him to withdraw, he will stick to the field and doubtless be nominated by the convention. As an attorney he is far superior to either of his opponents, and he can be relied upon for a fair and impartial decision in all cases brought before him; which is more than can be said of our present judge. He is a more able man for the judgeship than is the present incumbent for even the state; and it is well known that Judge Campbell is daily gaining notoriety as a "star" actor.

Again, we assert that the rumor that Torrance will withdraw in favor of Campbell is false, and that he will be a candidate subject to the decision of the convention, regardless to any inducements that may be extended by any other candidates or their friends to get him to withdraw. Elk Falls Signal.

[We endorse the above so far as it relates to Torrance, but think the absurd idea that he would in any case favor Campbell was invented and put afloat by Campbell and his friends. Torrance is a candidate not only because the place is desirable, but because he knows that Campbell is grossly unfit for the office and a dangerous tyrant, and would favor any respectable lawyer as against Campbell. We imagine that no one would suspect us of supporting a man who would play into Campbell's hands.]



JUNE 10, 1880.


Hon. Jas. McDermott, of Cowley county, is being urged by his friends for the position of attorney general. This gentleman begins his career as a newsboy on the streets of St. Louis. He has fought his way up the ladder and his acknowledged position with the foremost minds of the state is due to his own individual efforts. While representative from his county, we know that he made a good record and will do as well as state attorney.

Newton Adversary.



JUNE 10, 1880.

The Winfield editors got in trouble by commenting with some severity on the case of Chas. H. Payson, pending a motion for a new trial. Judge Campbell fined them $200 each for contempt but granted them ten days time to get a hearing in the Supreme Court. The citizens offered to pay the fines, but the offer was declined, in their confidence to get a reversal of his judgment. The Judge appears to be getting restive under newspaper citicisms. We doubt whether he will gain anyting by attempting to muzzle the press againt the discussion of his actions on the bench. Anthony Journal.




JUNE 10, 1880.

Capt. David L. Payne's invasion of the Indian Territory has come to grief, as everybody expected. Payne and his "colonists" have been arrested by a detachment of the Fourth Cavalry, under command of Lieut. Gale. And there was no fight, notwithstanding Payne's vehement declarations that all of the streams of the Indian Territory would run with gore if any attempt was made to interfere with him and his colonists.

Sedan Times.




JUNE 10, 1880.

There is a young son and heir at Mayor Lynn's.

Rev. Fleming, of Arkansas City, was in town Monday.

The foundry is furnishing iron columns for an Augusta building.

Mr. Geo. Snyder left last week for his mother's home in De Soto, Iowa.

McDermott & Johnson have removed to their new office in the Morehouse building.

Geo. Crippen has been employed by Tom McGuire to wait on his numerous customers.

W. L. Moorehouse left for his old home in Indiana last Monday. He will be absent several weeks.

The people in the east part of town want somebody to herd cows. Here is a good opening for some live, energetic boys.

Ex Saint will start for New Mexico soon, in the interests of Ridenour, Baker & Co., of Kansas City, in a few days.

The new stone steps to the Winfield Bank are admired by everyone. This is one of the handsomest buildings in the country.

Mr. G. D. Baker is in the city looking to the interests of the Commonewealth. He is trying to make arrangements to have it delivered by carrier.

Judge Soward has rented rooms in the Moorehouse building and will in a few days open his law office. The Judge comes to Winfield to stay, and has purchased property here.

We have on hand a lot of justice's blanks, summons, executions, etc., which will be sold in small lots at low figures. If you need any such blanks, call or send before they are all exhausted.

Mrs. Whitehead has sold her property on Main Street next to Root's shore store for $1,600. The family will remove to Boonville, Missourri, where Mr. Whitehead intends to purchase a woolen factory.

Spotswood has a new brand of cigars, the "Cowley County Belle," put up expressly for himself.

The Wichita base ball club has challenged the "Cyclone" for a game to be played on the 4th of July. The Winfield club will likely accept the challenge; and if they do, the Wichita boys may make up their mind to get beaten "by a large majority."

There will be an ice cream festival at Excelsior school-house, Thurdsay evening. The proceeds are for the benefit of the Sunday school.

Bert Crapster has sold his interest in the Telegram to Chas. C. Black; and that paper will hereafter be conducted by Messrs. Allison & Black. Mr. Black is one of our best citizens, and will materially strengthen the Telegram both editorially and


John Hoenscheidt has purchased an interest in the German paper at Topeka. He will remove to that place. Mr. Hoenscheidt is one of our best and most active citizens, a fine writer, and a deep thinker; and we wish him success in the new situation he is so well qualified to adorn.

Mr. Drury Warren, who lives in Silverdale township near the mouth of the Grouse, called on us Monday. He has about 300 cattle grazing on the Kaw reservation near his home. About two weeks ago a party of Big Hill Joe's tribe of Osages seized and slaughtered thirty-seven of Mr. Warren's cattle without cause or provocation except mere cussedness. The agent has promised to get pay for the cattle if possible.

About fifty of the good people of Winfield were entertained last Friday evening at the residence of Col. J. C. Fuller. The host and hostess were equal to the occasion and the feast of reason and strawberries and the flow of soul and lemonade made the occasion exquisitely enjoyable. The company were of the mature married ladies and gentlemen. Next will probably come the young married people and finally the young folks.


I. N. Lewis, of Walton, Harvey county, was the successful candidate for the West Point cadetship, having scored the most points at the Newton examination. He is not only brilliant as a scholar, but has a keen appreciation of the ludicrous and is quite a character in his way. One of the questions in the examination, on which written impromptu answers were required of the candidates was: "Name the presideants of the United States in their order, dates of inauguration, and some historical event in the administration of each." Lewis wrote a correct answer and concluded with: "Blaine, 1881. Settlement of Southern hash. Death of S. J. Tilden from disappointment. Grant takes another trip around the world in search of that lost presidency." This was a pretty strong dose for a Grant, anti-Blaine committee, but he got the appointment nevertheless.


The building boom in and about Winfield continues. On Main street about a dozen good business houses are in process of erection or under contract to be built soon. Quite a number of our citizens are building neat and substantial residences. In addition to those heretofore mentioned by us, we note S. M. Jarvis and John Moffit in the east part of the city, John W. Curns in the west, and Mr. Gibson in the south. Mr. Rigby's new house progresses rapidly, and Mr. Lemmon is having the material delivered for his house east of the city in Walnut township. Almost every day a new foundation for a house is laid in or about the city. In our opinion, more money will be put into new buildings in Winfield this than any previous year.


Mr. Frank Williams returned Monday from a trip to the new mineral springs in Arkansas. Frank thinks the springs have some medicinal qualities but do not possess the healing qualities that are ascribed to them. He is much improved in appearance and enjoyed the trip. Messrs. Kirk and Service, of our city, are still there. Although only a few months old, the town, Eureka Springs, has a population of 15,000.


At the meeting of the city council Monday evening, a committee of leading citizens was appointed to visit Emporia, inspect the water works there, and determine whether the system would answer for Winfield. The authorities will defer any further action in the matter until the report of the committee.


Timme, the tailor, is now occuping the three front rooms in the Manning building. His increasing business has necessitated this enlargement of his quarters.


DIED: In Pleasant Valley township, May 31st, A. D. 1880, Roy E., infant son of C. S. and Alice Shue. Aged one month and sixteen days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joel Mason.



JUNE 10, 1880.

This firm moved into their new quarters on Main and 10th Avenue Monday. Their store room is now one of the coolest and neatest in the city. Among other new features which this enterprising firm have introduced is a mammoth freezing box for their retail butter trade. It is made up of several compartments, one for butter just received, in which it is placed to cool. After cooling it is moulded into pound lumps and placed in another colder compartment where it lies ready for delivery to customers. By leaving orders at his store, customers can get each day a pound of ice cold butter delivered at their homes. This is what we call enterprise.




JUNE 10, 1880.

The Winfield public school closed last Friday, and commencement exercises were held in Manning's hall Friday evening. The valedictory address by McClellan Klingman was very fine, and the original oration of James Lorton is spoken of in the highest terms. The following was the order of exercises.

Prayer. Music. Original Oration, Jas. Lorton, "Improvements of Time." Recitation, Lou Morris, "All the World." Declamation, George Black, "Allow for the Crawl." Recitation, Hattie Andrews, "We Measured the Baby."

Music. Essay, Rosa Frederick, "Life of Cowper." Recitation, Cora Shreves, "My Good Old-Fashioned Mother." Declamation, Charles Beck, "Pyramids not all Egyptian." Recitation, Sarah Hudson, "Thoughts During Church Service."

Music. Original Oration, Lee C. Brown, "Wards of the Government." Recitation, Leota Gary, "The Minister's Door-Bell." Recitation, Rose Rounds, "After the Battle." Valedictory Address, McClellan Klingman.

Music. Address, R. C. Story. Presentation of Diplomas.

Music. Benediction.

Messrs. McClellan Klingman and James Lorton were the graduates for 1880.

The hall was tastefully arranged and a large audience present. Through the efforts of Prof. Trimble, our schools have reached a remarkable degree of efficiency, and with more room, more teachers, and Prof. Trimble as principal, Winfield will be the equal in educational facilities of any city in Southern




JUNE 10, 1880.

Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of

S. N. Harden & Co., engaged in the business of general merchandise, at Torrance, Kansas, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The firm of Clay & Campbell, who succeed to the business, will collect all accounts due the said firm and pay all the same, and all accounts due to and debts owing S. N. Harden and growing out of said business.



Torrance, Kansas, June 2, 1880.




JUNE 17, 1880.

Campbell is writing flattering letters to men in various parts of the district to explain how much he thinks of them, and what a good thing it would be for them if he should get another term.


We do not credit the story that it was Hackney who put up that job on E. C. Manning of publishing in the Telegram and in hand bills that circular letter purporting to have been written by Manning.


Campbell is in Chautauqua county this week, staying by the delegates elected last Saturday. He may succeed in frightening and cajoling, by threats and promises, some of the delegates elected against him, into his support.


S. M. Jarvis and Mr. Torrance of Winfield, were in town this week. Mr. Torrance is a candidate for Judge. He is spoken of very highly by those who have known him, and he certainly has the appearance of a gentleman. Sedan Times.




JUNE 17, 1880.

Mene! Mene! Tekel Upharsin!

Campbell Leaves His Court in Sumner in the Hands

of a Judge pro tem


But His Nose Gets Away With Him.

Torrance Carries Chautauqua.

Last Saturday the primaries were held in Chautauqua county to choose delegates to the county convention, to elect delegates to the judicial, as well as the congressional, convention.

Campbell had abandoned his court in Sumner county, where a judge pro tem was appointed to serve in his stead, and had spent the whole week in explaining to the Chautauquans those little charges of libertinism, attempt to outrage, too much whiskey and tyranny in general, which are heard of in that county, and in telling all the fine things he would do for those who support him, but on Saturday he had a big patch over his nose, which kept him busy that day in explaining that he was not drunk when he fell out of his buggy, but that it was a mere accident, etc. But his nose got away with him, and Torrance carried the county. Sedan elected Torrance delegates by a two-thirds majority, and the other towns appear to have gone in the same way. Chautauqua was claimed to be solid for Campbell, and was the only county in the district, except his own, which we thought he could carry. It now begins to look as though he would not get a single vote in the judicial convention. He must now begin to see the "hand writing upon the wall."




JUNE 17, 1880.



On the opening of the last term of court in Sumner county, Hon. S. D. Pryor, of this city, appeared as counsel for the one defendant who had filed an answer in a suit in which were two other defendants in default. The plaintiff and Pryor's client had agreed upon a judgment, and Campbell rendered judgment according to the agreement. As is usual, Pryor drew up a journal entry, and obtaining the endorsement of the opposing attorney, left it with the clerk to be copied on the journal. Pryor then came home. Afterward Campbell got the copy for journal entry, wrote across it: "This is not the judgment of the court."; and ordered the county attorney to file an information against Pryor to disbar him. The county attorney tried to obey orders, but failed to find material to make a valid complaint. Campbell then appointed an investigating committee of three lawyers, who inquired into the subject matter of Campbell's charge against Pryor, and finally reported, completely exonerating Mr. Pryor from any improper act or conduct unbecoming an attorney.

Thus Campbell failed in his attempt to crush out a lawyer whose only offense is that he is opposed to Campbell's re-election. He may succeed in bulldozing and intimidating many attorneys into this support, but will get his walking papers from the people "all the same."



JUNE 17, 1880.


In relation to this case the Arkansas City Traveler says:

"It may be that the publications in the COURIER referred to by Judge Campbell were calculated to embarrass or obstruct the administration of justice, or to reflect upon the integrity of the court. But few conversant with the facts, however, will look at it in such a light. The friends of Payson were as loud in their denunciations of his prosecutors as they well could be, even before the COURIER was published; and we are inclined to believe with Brother Millington, that if he had published the half that was said on the street, Judge Campbell would have been somewhat puzzled as to what course to take. Mr. Millington was in favor of the law taking its course, and believing the jury had returned an honest verdict, he took the pains to say so in his paper, while at the same time he thought there were some others who were not above reproach."

It is possible that on Thursday, when the publication complained of was just issued, Campbell did not know the extent and intensity of the sentiment against him and his court on account of conduct in the Payson trial, but it is not probable even then that he believed the publication had any tendency to aggravate the public excitement against him. But on the following Monday, when he issued the attachment against us, he knew that the excitement against him and others connected with the Payson trial, was at the time of our publication not half told therein, and that what we did say was intended to allay that excitement, by stating that a minority of the people held that the trial had been fair and impartial, by stating that the jury had rendered a verdict in accordance with the law and the evidence, and by turning off with an anecdote and joke his conduct in cross-examining a witness for an hour to entangle him, one of the very things that had raised the popular indignation against him to so high a pitch. He knew then that our publication did have the effect to allay that excitement, and yet in his stump speech against us from the bench, he had the brazen mendacity to say that it did embarrass and hinder the court in the discharge of its duties by stirring up and exciting a drunken rabble against the court. This was the only pretense to hold our language a contempt of court in law. There could have been no other, and W. P. Campbell knew when he uttered it that it was false and a libel on us.


This contempt case goes to the Supreme Court with none of these surrounding circumstances, nothing to show the public feeling here, nothing to show whether our statements were false or true, nothing to show that Campbell did question that witness an hour, nothing but the language complained of, our admission as a witness on the case, and Campbell's stump speech against us in which he decided the case; yet, believing that in this unfavorable light our language could not have been construed into a legal offense even if we had started the worst criticisms that were made on him and his court, we feel the utmost confidencea in our justification by the highest court.

There was not a word in that paper that Campbell would have objected to if we had been supporting him for re-election. The crime we had committed was opposing his reelection. We had been doing it for some time and there was a little of it in our words he complained of, which he said were meaner than anything else that had been said, even by Allison.




JUNE 17, 1880.

Judge Campbell fined the editors of the COURIER and Telegram, at Winfield, $200 each for commenting upon a case while the trial was in progress. The editors of those papers carried their case to the Supreme Court, and now Campbell rushes into print and publishes a long letter in the Commonwealth, where his views will likely reach the justices of that court. He is doing exactly what he fined the Winfield men for doing. It would now be in order for those men to each fine him $200, and enforce their judgment by preventing his re-election. Augusta Gazette.



JUNE 17, 1880.

DENVER, June 12. The Tribune's Leadville special says that this afternoon the strikers gathered in the vicinity of the Clarendon Hotel, shooting at every member of the citizens' organization until it became unendurable. The citizens' cavalry was ordered to charge, which was done. Though no shooting was indulged in, the wildest confusion ensued and for an hour bloodshed seemed inevitable. Comparative quiet was finally secured and with the exception of a few random shots by unknown persons, no shooting occurred. The city is in a state of most intense excitement and the gravest apprehensions are felt as to what may occur tonight.




JUNE 17, 1880.

Some of the papers in Judge W. P. Campbell's district are fighting his renomination for the judgeship vigorously.

Daily Capital.

"Some of the papers" sounds well to come from a great daily that should keep better posted upon such matters. Will the Capital please mention a responsible paper in the 13th Judicial District that is working for "Bill's" renomination? We hope the Capital will correct this error, and state that the people of this district are tired of the stage-struck libertine, and propose to give him the grand bounce. They have learned from that expensive instructor, experience, that Campbell is no more fit to occupy the judicial chair than a bright and shining "star." Give us no more of the "hump-back," but let us have an honest, upright man, who has been tried in the fire and not found wanting, a man on whom we may depend for good and efficient work, who will reflect credit upon our courts by his fair and impartial verdicts. Give us Hon. M. S. Adams. Oxford Reflex.


Many of Judge Campbell's official acts are just now receiving severe criticisms from individuals and the press, both in the district and out of it, and we think the strictures in nearly every case are well merited. The indications are that this year will end his judicial career, and we shall at least indulge the hope that his successor will be of a widely different stamp in many particulars. We shall endeavor hereafter to give the best of reasons why there should be a change--such reasons as we know represent the sentiments of at least three-fourths of the people of the district. Sedan Journal.


Norton Advance: Judge Campbell, of the 13th judicial district, said that the editors on his circuit were all too young to take care of themselves. He fined the Winfield editors for contempt of court because they expressed an opinion of his manner of business, and he gave a stump speech opinion that somebody ought to assassinate the editor of the Howard Courant, and now the way in which the press is warming air about him, will make him wish for a lump of ice next fall.


If the old libertine Campbell could hear the expressions of contempt concerning his brazen audacity of trying to force himself upon the people for another term, he would hang his head in shame, return to the bosom of his family, and resolve to become a better man, and never again tender his services to the public. Howard Courant.


Judge W. P. Campbell has been in the county during the past few days fixing up irregularities, in the notions of certain of his bretheren, preparatory to the meeting of the primaries, which are to be held on Saturday. The Judge will probably succeed in sweetening things to his taste. Sedan Times.



JUNE 17, 1880.

We learn that on last Monday morning the residence of Mr. Green, near Slate creek, southwest of Oxford, was struck by a cyclone and completely demolished. Mrs. Green and her two children were severely injured. Mrs. Green's collar-bone was broken, and one of the children received internal injuries, which it is feared may prove fatal. Another child was badly bruised, but it will recover. Oxford Reflex.



JUNE 17, 1880.

Will Holloway came over from Howard last week.

The A. T. & S. F. have discontinued their Sunday train.

Dr. Giles spent several days here last week visiting his son.

Miss Hahn, of Newton is in our city, the guest of her brother.

Several coal fiends have been nabbed during the last ten days.

That nose ruined Bill Campbell's prospects in Chautauqua county.

Mr. Albrough, nephew of Mr. A. Howland, has been visiting.

Mr. J. H. Doty has purchased the Hoenscheidt property on Milling street.

Mr. John Hoenscheidt left Monday morning for Topeka to look after his newspaper.

Ed. Weitzel is building a stone and brick store room on his lot next to Snyder's grocery.

Lynn & Loose's new building is progress rapidly. The workmen are now on the second story.

Mr. J. H. Doty has opened an exclusive cigar and tobacco store on Main street in Mrs. Harris' old stand.

Dr. W. R. Davis has fitted up the lower part of the old Alexander building on Ninth avenue, and will hereafter occupy it as offices.

Mr. Drew, formerly of the lumber firm of Palmer & Drew, left last week for northern Illinois. Mr. Manser accompanied him as far as Chicago.

A younger brother of Henry Goldsmith's arrived here last week. He comes direct from Germany and has acquired but little of our language yet.

H. L. Barker, one of the most substantial citizens of Walnut township, has sold his farm four miles north of town for $2,500. He will not leave Cowley, however.

The K. C., L. & S. have about concluded to retain their Sunday train. It is one of the most convenient trains on the road and we should regret to see them discontinue it.


Perry Hill has at last recovered his ponies. He found them near the Osage Agency in the possession of an Osage chief, who was working them and who claimed to have taken them up for strays.

Quincy Glass is fixing up the Bahntge building preparatory to moving his stock of drugs into it. Quincy is a live businessman and has worked up a first class drug trade since he opened out on South Main street.

There will be a call meeting of the library society Thursday afternoon, at three o'clock, in the reading room, to complete arrangements for a lawn festival. It is very much desired that all the members be present.

Mr. Widner, for a long time foreman of the Telegram, has leased the Grenola Argus. Stinson has grown so wealthy from the income of the Argus, that he will spend the summer in search of health and pleasure at some popular watering place.

Mr. Shrieves, the accommodating gentleman who clerked for Wallis & Wallis last fall, has again accepted a position with the firm, and will hereafter weigh out more sugar and coffee for their many customers for less money than any clerk in the city.

And now comes C. R. Mitchell and tells us that Stanley, of the Traveler, is married: been married two or three weeks. This is news to us, and is another evidence of the prosperity attending Stanley & Gray's new enterprise. We wish friend Stanley much joy.

At the recent primaries in Chautauqua county, Campbell appeared on the streets of Sedan with his "nose in a sling," so to speak. It had somehow run against a post or some other equally stubborn thing, and was braced up on either side with huge pieces of black cornplaster. He was kept busy most of the day asserting that he hadn't been drunk, but did not succeed in making many converts to his theory of the matter.

Last August Mr. Meech of this county sold to G. H. Wadsworth, of Pawnee county, twelve Merino Bucks out of his flock in this county. Mr. Wadsworth reports the weight of fleeces sheared recently from them as follows: Highest 45-1/2 lbs.; lightest, 34-1/2, average 41-6/10. This will do pretty well for this country. For further particulars, call on Mr. Ezra Meech. Mr. Meech proposes to visit Vermont this summer to get more of the same stock of which his flock is composed. These sheep do better and shear a great deal more wool in this state than in Vermont, the champion sheep and wool state.


The following teachers have been hired for the nest term of the public schools: E. T. Trimble, principal; Mary A. Bryant, Allie Klingman, Alice Aldrich, Miss Belle Fitzgerald, Mattie Gibson, Jeanie Melville, Miss C. S. Cook, assistants. The salary of the principal was fixed at $90 per month, and that of the assistants at $40 per month. The grade of the teachers was left at the discretion of the principal, with the concurrence of the board.


Mr. Dysert, proprietor of the Southwestern Machine Works, unceremoniously skipped out last Sunday, leaving his property here mortgaged heavily, and many of his creditors unsecured. He had leased the shop to Mr. McGill, a former employee, with the provision that the rent be applied toward paying off the indebtedness of the concern.


The contract for building the school houses was let to John Q. Ashton, for $9,950. Mr. John H. Lee was appointed superintendent of erection. Mr. Ashton built the Arkansas City school house and the new stone buildings on north Main street for

McMullen & Bryan.


Last Saturday arrangements were completed by which we are to have a new $12,000 hotel on the lots opposite the new stone building on north Main street. Subscriptions were made by the citizens and lots purchased and deeded to Mr. Brettun, who has given bond for the erection of the building. Winfield is in need of more hotel room, and the sooner this buildng is opened, the better.


There will be a Fourth of July celebration held in Blanchard and Geers' grove about three and one-half miles north of Winfield, on the Walnut river, on the 3rd of July, 1880. Speaking, music, and dancing will form a portion of the entertainments of the day. Let everybody come. The steamer will run between Bliss' mill and the grounds every two hours of the day.

By Order of Committee.

June 13th, 1880.




JUNE 17, 1880.

A large number of the young Republicans of Winfield met in the COURIER office Monday, and completed the organization of a Young Men's Republican club. Roland Conklin was elected president, D. L. Kretsinger and W. H. Wilson vice-presidents, W. A. Smith, secretary, and Taylor Fitzgerald, treasurer. Fred C. Hunt, Lovell H. Webb, and Ed. P. Greer were appointed as a committee to act with the officers of the club in the organization of township clubs. It is earnestly desired that the young Republicans throughout the county co-operate in the organization of these clubs, so that the county organization may be made perfect. The meeting adjourned until Thursday evening, when the committees on rules and resolutions will report.



JUNE 17, 1880.

Remember that E. E. Bacon is the only practical watchmaker from the American Watch Factory in Southern Kansas. All work entrusted to his care will hereafter receive his personal attention, and warranted complete when taken from the store. Also repairs and manufactures jewelry, engaving, etc. Special attention is given to cleaning "Etruscan" or Roman gold chains, sets, rings, bracelets, etc. No other place does it in the city. It will cost you less to have your watch, clock, or jewelry repaired right at first, than to have it botched up by unexperienced parties, when all have to be done over, besides the injury the article sustains.




JUNE 17, 1880.

No show of this kind has given more general satisfaction than Cole's circus that exhibited in the city yesterday. Monday night the weather had been of an unfavorable character, but it cleared up bright and smiling Tuesday morning, and people came in from all parts of the neighboring country to see the show. It had been well advertised and an expectant crowd awated the approach of the street procession, thronging the sidewalks. In the afternoon the tent was crowded beyond expectation, all the seats were filled, and many took places on the grass. In the evening the rush was still greater, and all available standing room being occupied, numbers going away. In the two performances there were over 12,000 people in the tent.

The show was well worth the patronage. It is one of the best that has visited Dayton. The features were all of the best character. Their menagerie was well selected. Among the animals was one of the largest of elephants, and the smallest of monkeys, a baby of five days; 2 sea elephants, and lions, and leopards fat and powerful as oxen ready for the market. In the ring the trained stallions elicited much admiration. The leaper Gardner leaped over six camels and three elephants. The second best leaper and the most graceful was Harry Long. He was received with loud applause, and his leaps showed him to be well trained; they were graceful and conducted with the ease of a bird on the wing. Miss Maggie Clair went through a remarkable performance with rings while suspended in mid-air. De Comas, aerial bicycle act was a pleasant novelty and the performing stallions were equally admirable. Mr. and Mrs. Bates, the giants, accompanied the circus, and proved themselves fully up to expectations, the greatest of men and women. In the evening the tent was lighted by a fine electric light. Dayton Journal.






JUNE 17, 1880.


Mr. J. E. Conklin is getting up an elegant map of Cowley county for free distribution throughout the county and the eastern states. The map will be 22 x 26, showing all the railroads, water courses, towns, etc. It will be the most complete map of Cowley county ever issued, and will contain much interesting matter to the county. A space around the map will be reserved for cuts of the principal buildings in Winfield, and for advertisements of businesmen, from whose patronage the proceeds for the payment of the map will come. The edition will be 50,000 and will be printed by Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, of Kansas City. Mr. Conklin deserves much credit for his enterprise in this matter. It is just such work that has made Cowley what she is today, and which will some day make her the leading county in the State.




JUNE 17, 1880.

Harvest is over and stacking commenced. The yield per acre will be very light though the quality will be excellent. A considerable acreage was not harvested at all, not being worth cutting.

Corn, owing to the frequent rains, is growing finely; but, alas! the chinch bug is making fearful inroads upon it, especially in that adjacent to recently harvested wheat fields. Old settlers say they are more numerous this year than they ever knew them here before.

As this is the busy season with farmers in their fields, but little improvements are going on, however, a number of prairie breakers are running.

Our people are generally pleased at the course of the COURIER in showing up the littelness and total unfitness of a man who would aspire to sit in judgment upon the misdeeds of others. It is hoped much good may come of this exposure, and that the COURIER will not let up until Campbell is thoroughly ventilated.

The seven days of suspense are at last over, and the stalwarts are rejoiced. To say that the Chicago Convention did well and acted with extreme wisdom is putting it lightly.

We, of Maple, are looking forward to our home politics with some feelings of interest. Here is our Slate, which we submit without hesitation: For Congress, Tom Ryan; State Senator, Hackney; Representatives, Lemmon and Mitchell; District Judge, Torrance; County Attorney, H. E. Asp.


Republicans of this township deeply regret to see the action taken by Republicans throughout the county on the temperance question. While many strongly favor temperance, they protest most emphatically in making it a political question, and I think in passing resolutions to support only such candidates as favor prohibition, is deserving of severe criticism. There are questions of graver importance before the American people today than that of temperance, however great that may be. It must be admitted that the latter is a question of great moment to the people of the United States, but it is entirely too light to place in the scale against Republican principles. The advocates will deny this assertion, but whenever they undertake to compel the party to carry the temperance cause through upon their shoulders, they at once array themselves in opposition to Republican principles and the welfare of the party, and if persisted in to any great extent, will cause the defeat of the party in the state. I hope they will see their error before it is too late, and right themselves.


June 12th, 1880.




JUNE 17, 1880.

A Black man has gone in partnership with our friend Allison, of the Winfield Telegram. The paper will continue to be one of the liveliest and best democratic dailies in the west, although it cannot draw the color line. Parsons Republican.






JUNE 17, 1880.

Judge Coldwell is now associated in the law business with Messrs. Boyer and Burlingame. This will make the strongest kind of a law firm.




Office in the Page Building. Collections a specialty.