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DIED. Just as we go to press we learn by a telegram from Independence to A. B. Lemmon, who is here on his way there, that his brother, Ed. R. Lemmon, died this (Wednesday) morning. Ed. was a bright, energetic and talented young man, and was for a time one of the COURIER force. His disease was pulmonary consumption and aggravated by over-exertion. His death is a sad bereavement to his mother, sisters, and brothers, and will be deeply felt in a wide circle of warm friends.


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New Salem.

EDS. COURIER: Again I will drop you a few lines from this, Athe garden spot of Cowley.@ We have as good soil, as well posted farmers, as big babies, and the Areddest@ headed women of any place in the county, and we are proud of all these. Farmers are all busy, and by the way, if this fine weather lasts much longer, you will hear of early planting of crops around New Salem.

Our school is a success this winter under the above management of Mr. Hall.

Dan Read has sold his interest in the grocery business at New Salem to John Cox. The firm now is Cox & Chrisman.

Sam Allen has opened a coal office on Main street.

Dr. Irwin has stocked up with drugs again.

The carpenter work on the depot is done and our town is so attractive that ADick@ Chase was over to see it.

DIED. Mrs. B. F. Gladhill, living east of old Salem, died last Thursday and was taken to Illinois for interment. Mr. Gladhill has the sympathy of the entire community.

[NOTE: LATER ON COURIER HAS AN ARTICLE THAT STATES: Mrs. Gledhill, wife of Benj. F. Gledhill, of Tisdale township, died Wednesday morning last week. Mrs. Gledhill came to Cowley at an early day and is mourrned by a large circle of friends.]


I feel sorry for that Afellow@ that Olivia scored on last week and he says if Olivia was to fall into that imaginary chasm, it would not be necessary to jump in after her, as he would blow ashore. Olivia read my article wrong if she thought I appointed myself critic for the Salem items, or to think I used vulgar language, and what she said about that other fellow does not interest me. I did take exception to Olivia calling our station an imaginary station, and cited her to where she could find the imaginary station and also where could be found a real station. The people of New Salem are too much interested in the welfare of our town to keep still when it is criticized, but enough of this.

New Year is here, but we can hardly realize such to be the fact, as the weather is more like spring this mid winter.

May the many readers of the COURIER be blest with health and prosperity through the year is the wish of JOE K. LITTLE.


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Maple City.

Christmas is past, and the New Year is fast approaching. Enjoy yourselves, young friends, is the motto of your humble servant. Christmas comes but once a year and why not enjoy it while it is here. The Christmas tree at Maple City was a success, the tree was loaded with presents and almost everyone was made happy with some remembrance, however small.

Mrs. Gilkey has been suffering very much with neuralgia in her face. I for one know how to sympathize with her, having suffered with it myself.

Mr. R. P. Goodrich was very sick all last week.

Dr. E. Holland was here looking out a situation this week. I do not know whether he has decided to settle here or not.

A party of young people made a raid on Mr. S. B. Clayton last Monday evening; they were received with great hospitality. The worst part of the joke was they got into the cupboard and ate everything they could, among other things, a large plate of Doughnuts, which vanished down those same awful throats.

Thursday evening the young folks gathered at Mr. Mathews, one mile east of town, and there kept time to music made by Mr. Enos Goodrich and Mr. Lo Anthes.

Mr. L. D. Hasty has returned to his home on a visit.

Mr. Euguene Thomas is here on a visit from Sumner County. He thinks of staying.

Miss Venia Wilson is here on a visit from Arkansas City.

No more for this time; from an old friend. OLA.

December 23, 1881.


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Judgments for about $30,000 have been obtained against ninety settlers on the Osage lands, for fees for securing their land, by certain lawyers.

Capt. Dave Payne and a few of his followers entered the land of Oklahoma from the south some weeks since. Gen. Pope=s idea of letting them alone was adopted. Consequently, they came up through Caldwell last week going home.


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From Seeley.

EDS. COURIER: As J. P. Has decided to retire from journalistic effort, I will take the vacan post, that is if you will accept me.

Christmas at Seeley was celebrated by a Christmas tree, or trees, well filled with choice and elegant gifts. All seemed to enjoy themselves hugely. The music and recitations were good, comic slong also, and of all the vast assembly but few were forgotten, and their disappointment was forgotten in the joys of others. Many were the jokes indulged in, but all were of a nature that none were offended.

Church and Sabbath school every Sabbath, at the Seeley schoolhouse at 10 p.m., all are invited to attend.

Messrs. Hall and James have opened a store at Seeley, where they will be pleased to see their many friends.

The scholars of district No. 27 have had a holiday for the week just past, but today have returned to books.

During the past week the M. E. Brethren have been holding a revival at Ninnescah schoolhouse with great success.

Many have said that though 1881 was spent in sin, 1882 shall be spent in the service of the Lord.

The watch meeting here was largely attended on New Year=s eve. New Year=s night the house was packed, scarcely standing room for many.

I wish to compliment you on your success in securing so spicy a correspondent in Western Ninnescah as Lady Madge; long may she live and often may she wield her pen for the edification of your many readers.

I agree with you that envy, malice, tattling, hypocricy, and all mischief making should not only be avoided, but should be rooted out of the heart, and the only way this can be done is by the help of God, who is ever ready to help us poor, weak mortals to come off more than conqueror over sin.


JANUARY 1ST, 1882.


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Once more, kind friends, after a long silence, I shall endeavor to renew my weekly chats with you.

Christmas passed off in a charming manner. Sheridan dispensed with the old-time tree and, in its stead, constructed a noble ship, which was heavy laden with many beautiful presents.

I do not think any Sunday school would have done a better work than ours. The committee had but seventeen dollars, yet every child in the Sunday school received a handsome book, a sack of candy, apples, etc. Norman Hall made a jolly and interesting Santa Claus. The AChristmas Anthem@ by the choir was splendid. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, unless it was poor ASanta.@ His coat was so short that he had to hold onto it to keep it from going over his head. He will have to get a AMrs. Santa@ to piece it for him before next Christmas.

MARRIED. Jerry Partridge returned to the old home, in Michigan, some three weeks ago, and shortly after his arrival there, he was united in marriage with one of the State=s fairest daughters. It is not know when he will return, but his Sheridan friends will be prepared to give Jerry and his bride a corrdial welcome.

The McClellan Brothers and families have moved to Chautauqua County.

AX.@ is mistaken about Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard going to open meeting in Sheridan. They have concluded that we are going on in the right way and they are needed more in other places.Reap assured AX.@ if they had come, they would have been courteously received and well entertained.

The social people of this place talk of having a festival ere long; the proceeds to be used for purchasing books for the circulating library.

The Sheridan farmers are delighted over the thought of having scales they can trust, and not be afraid of being cheated out of half their honest dues.

The people of Cowley should praise their Heavenly Father this winter, if never before, for the mild weather we have had so far. If the winter had been so severe this year as it was last, we fear many poor families would have suffered, as wood is so scarce, and coal so far away from most of them.

I heard a gentleman remark the other day that he longed for the arrival of the COURIER as eagerly as he did for a ltter from his old home. As for me, the next best thing to getting a letter from my girl is to go to the post office and have the postmaster hand out to me the boss paper of Cowley County, which is said by all to be a choice combination of wit, useful instruction, and general news.

I shall close now, wishing, kind Editors, that you and your excellent paper will have a prosperous and happy New Year. P. A. & P. I.


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The following is the report of the standing of scholars of Seeley School, District 31, for the month of December.

In the AA@ class: Fred Lehmann stood 100 in three branches; Bert Capple 100 in four branches; Reuben Crick 100 in five branches; Lillie Perrin, 100 in two branches; Lofa [?] Whitman and Benton Cunningham 100 in one branch.

In the AB@ class: Bert Crick and Louise Lehmann stood 100 in one branch; Isaac Senseney, Florence Barnes, and Leona Cunningham stood ninety in one branch.

The number of pupils enrolled during the month of December, 41; averaged daily attendance 36; No. Of visits from patrons of school 9.

L. C. TURNER, Teacher.


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W. E. Graham was arrested today on the charge of murdering his uncle, Phil. Ogley, in this county on December 28. He confessed having committed the murder, and about 9 o=clock tonight a party of about 300 men gathered at the jail, overpowered the sheriff and his guards, took Graham from his cell, and hung him to a telegraph pole in front of the courthouse. Great excitement prevails. It is thought that Rose, the murderer of the Weirs and his son, who is now in jail, will be hung before morning.



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No extra charge for Reserved seats, which can be secured at Goldsmith=s.


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AD. SMITH BROS. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BOOTS AND SHOES, are offering great inducements this fall from their immense stock of unrivaled prices, many things being Retailed at Wholesale Prices. It will pay you to come, and see us, as we will offer such inducements in stock and prices as you cannot find other places.




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The shortest, speediest, and most comfortable route to ROCK + ILARD -AND- NORTH.

The uneqalled inducements offered by this line to Travelers and Tourists, are as follows: The celebrated Pullman (19-wheel) Palace sleeping cars, run only on this Line, C. B. & Q. Palace Drawing room cars, with Horton=s Reclining chairs. No extra charge for seats in Reclining chairs. The famous C. B. & Q. Palace Dining cars. Gorgeous Smoking cars fitted with elegant High-Backed Ratan Revolving chairs for the exclusive use of first class passengers.

Steel Track and Superior Equipment, combined with their great through car arrangement makes this, above all others, the favorite Route of the South and Southwest, and the Far West.

Try it and you will find traveling a luxury instead of a discomfort.

Through tickets via the Celebrated Line, for sale at all offices in the United States and Canada.

All informations about Ratges of Fare, Sleeping car accommodations, time tables, etc., will be cheerfully given by applying to


General Passenger Agent, Chicago.


General Manager, Chicago.


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This mill makes custom work a specialty and is prepared to attend to customers from a distance on call.

It grinds for toll or exchanges flour for wheat to suit the customer.

Retail rates for four and mill products as low or lower than can be had elsewhere in the county. Liberal discount on job lots.

Highest market price paid for wheat.



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Opens the New Year in better shape than ever before.

BIGGER STOCK, better prices, and livelier sales will be our motto for the coming year. We do not intend to be outdone in the GROCERY BUSINESS by anyone. In other words, we Awill never take a back seat.@ We want Produce, Chickens! Butter & Eggs, FOR CASH OR TRADE.

Our stock of Coffees, Teas, Canned Goods and Tobaccos have been selected with special care and can=t be beat in either quality or prices.

AHOOSIER!@ GROCERY, North Main Street.


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AD. DR. H. W. JONES. DENTIST. Artificial Teeth inserted from one to an entire set. Gold and Plastic filling. All work guaranteed. Office corner Mainn Street and 10th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.


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AD. INSURE Your Dwellings, Barns, Churches, Schoolhouses, Crops, and Stock against loss or damage by Torrnadoes, Wind Storms, Fire, and Lightning, in First-Class Companies, represented by GILBERT & FULLER, WINFIELD, KANSAS.



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AD. DISSOLUTION -OF- CO-PARTNERSHIP (BY LIMITATION) OF THE FIRM OF LYNN & LOOSE. Will take place on the 6th day of March, 1882. Our doors will be closed for inventory about February 1st. Preparatory therein, we will offer our




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G. N. Fowler has teams for sale.

City Scales. Brotherton & Silver.

Will White, of Fairview, came donw Thursday.

Mrs. M. L. Jewell is visiting friends at Emporia.

Rev. D. Thomas made us a pleasant call Friday.

Judge McDonald is home again for a few days.

Levi W. Miller is the new postmaster at Otto in Cedar Township.

F. W. Watkins came home from Colorado to spend the holidays.

Hank Clay has been visiting D. O. McCray at Lees Summit, Mo.

Van Doren & Gunn, Surgeon Dentists, door west of post offfice.

Dressed hogs wanted at Whiting Bros., Meat Market, at 6-1/2 cents.

Sam Jarvis came down Monday and will spend a few days with us.

Don=t forget to go to McGuire Bros., and get a lb. of tobacco. Only 50 cents.

BIRTH. Born to Mrs. And Rev. J. A. Rupp [? HARD TO READ COULD BE HUPP?] of Beaver Township, a daughter.

MARRIED. Mr. F. P. Meyers, of Spring Creek Township, was married a few weeks ago.

160 cords of wood for sale. Call on or address John B. Walker, Arkansas City, Kansas.

G. E. Rusher of Ninnescah was in town last week and secured his literature for 1882.

Mrs. Judge Boyer has returned and will spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. Root.

The Sabbath school at Baltimore is in a flourishing condition and will run all winter.

Ike Phenis was over from Grouse Creek Monday on business before the Commissioners.

Judge Gans preached at the Christian Church Sunday evening.

Mr. D. P. Marshall, of Creswell, was up Sunday. He is teaching at Pawnee Agency at present.

Mr. W. R. [? H.?] Stolp, of Omnia, came down to the metropolis Thursday.

F. M. Cooper, M. D., Winfield, Kansas. Chronic diseases a specialty. Office South Main street.

Mr. Amos Becker, trustee of Pleasant Valley, was at the Township officers= meeting at the courthouse Friday.



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Money on easy terms from the time the loan is made till it is paid off if you borrow of Jarvis, Conklin & Co.

A Baptist church of fourteen members was organized in Harvey Township last month. Rev. Firestone is pastor.

FOR SALE. A bull calf, from a fine milch cow and a thoroughbred Jersey bull. Call at Whiting=s meat market.

The high school supper was a success and soon the school will have t heir apparatus. The net proceeds were about $40.


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Hallet E. Mathews has been appointed postmaster at Box, in this county. It is on the Grouse, north of Cambridge.



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J. W. Hodges brought in his flock of 2,000 graded Colorado sheep, last week, and will feed them on Jap Cochran=s place.

Through tickets at Kansas City cut rates to all points in the East for sale at the A. T. & S. F. Depot. W. J. Kennedy, Agent.

A birthday party was given Saturday evening in honor of the sixth birthday of Nellie Harden, the little daughter of our county treasurer.

Dr. Cooper wishes to inform the public that he is now prepared to vaccinate all who may desire. His vaccine matter is pure bovine matter.

The I. H. Phenis county road was ordered opened Tuesday and following damages given:

N. H. Skees, $80; J. M. Jackson, $80; Charles Ballou, $80.

If Goldsmith=s prize doll is not called for by the holder of the lucky ticket in thirty days, it will go to number 828. Bertie Freeland holds this number.

The Secretary of the Building and Loan Association has hung out a handsome gold leaf sign. The first business meeting will be held Friday evening.

Mrs. Leland J. Webb is very sick at her home in Topeka, with typhoid fever. A few days ago her case was considered critical, but she is now improving.

Mr. Wm. Summerville, of Tisdale, is thinking of removing to Winfield and engaging in the grocery business. Mr. Summerville is one of Tisdale=s best citizens.

Prof. And Mrs. Trimble and Miss Chiute returned from the meeting of the State teachers association Monday. They returned with State teachers certificates.


Miss Ida McDonald, who is one of Cowley County=s most cultured and agreeable young ladies, is stopping in the city as the guest of Rev. Kelly. Wichita Times.

Is there not enterprise enough in Winfield to secure a telephone exchange? Or must we come tailing up after Arkansas City, Wellington, and New Salem have succeeded?


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The erring girls, who were confined in the jail last week, were discharged Friday. One of them paid her fine and the other was sick and was discharged for mercy=s sake.

FOUND. A memorandum book containing two notes was picked up Saturday in front of Spotwood=s. The owner can get it by calling this office and paying for this notice.

Mr. P. H. Albright, formerly of Sedan, has located in Winfield and will go into the loan business. He is a pleasant gentleman and will be quite an acquisition to Winfield society.

The prize cake put up at Valley View last Thursday evening to be voted to the handsomest lady was carried off by Miss Weimer, after a spirited contest. The cake brought twelve dollars.

Quincy Robertson has retired from the publication of the Hunnewell Independent. The paper was owned by Mr. Gridley of this city, and was sold last week to Mr. Bowers, of Hunnewell.

What has become of AKennedy=s Grove@ in Beaver Township? In early days it was the grand rendezvous for picnics and Sunday school gatherings. It would be a pity to let this old grove die out.

Messrs. D. M. Patten and N. W. Dressie, of Cedar Township, called us Thursday. They were up looking after a teacher and school fixtures, and are anxious to get the school running as soon as possible.

The Commissioners allowed the S. J. Sparkman road as petitioned for. Mr. Sparkman gets $175 damages. The viewers fixed the amount at $200, but the commissioners got it down twenty-five dollars.


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These bright moonlight nights remind us forcibly of the old days when we used to live in Pleasant Valley Township and took some other fellow=s girl to a neck-tie festival at Odessa Schoolhouse, or a spelling school at Hollands, or (in 1874) a meeting to Apray for rain@ at Excelsior. As we look back over those years and think of the many friends of our boyhood days who have gone: some to Colorado, some Aback east,@ and some to Athat bourne from whence no >traveler returns,=@

we begin to feel as if we were growing as antiquated as Mother Hubbard. But few of the old landmarks of 1873 and 1874 remainCeven the spring down by Bosley=s is dried up, and the old schoolhouse where we used to chew gum and study arithmetic is as devoid of paint as if it had been built by the patriarch, Moses. Nine years isn=t very long, but works a mighty change in a new country.


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W. M. Allison was over Monday. He has another libel suit on hand, and is happy. Allison never could be happy without a libel suit. Wilsie, county attorney of Sumner County, is the ferocious being who has thus sought to squelch the meek and gentle William. Other men have done the same thing, but it is a matter of history that William still lives and we doubt not that he will wield the faber long after his tormentors have been relegated to the shades of private life. Wilsie has attached the office and even enjoined the payment of the monthly advertising accounts. He seems to be working on the old theory of Adamaging the fountain and the stream will run dry,@ but it won=t work on Allison. As long as there is a hat-full of type and a lead pencil in town, he will come out with his little piece, giving full details well padded with cockle-burs.


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The masquerade ball last Friday evening proved to be, as the boys said it would be, the biggest affair of the season. About a hundred maskers were on the floor and many unique and tasty costumes were worn. The hall was crowded with spectators. Judge Bard and J. L. Horning as floor managers kept everything running in splendid shape. Their task was a hazardous one, for if there is any place where four fellows want to occupy the same spot, it is at a masked ball; but Messrs. Bard and Horning knew just exactly how to fix it, and trotted King Henry or the Spanish Count around to their places without a murmur. Mrs. Horning and Mrs. Kretzinger took care of the ladies= dressing-room, and ministered to the wants of the ladies as only they can. The company was perhaps the most select that has ever gathered together in Winfield.


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The officers of the different townships interested in the old Winfield script business met at the Courthouse last Friday and apportioned the expenses of fighting the cases as follows: Vernon $15, Pleasant Valley $15, Walnut $30, Fairview $9, Winfield City $186. The valuation of the property of old Winfield Township is $437,854, and is divided as follows: Vernon $21,428; Fairview $12,914; Walnut $115,312; Pleasant Valley $21,613; Winfield City $266,559. [FIGURES DO NOT MATCH WITH TOTAL OF $437,854...AS USUAL, PAPER GOOFED IN GIVING FIGURES!]

The cost of fighting the cases to be $300. Senator Sluss, of Sedgwick, looked the matter up thoroughly and gives a very strong opinion that the script was legally issued. Trustees, Becker, of Pleasant Valley; Weimer, of Fairview; Roberts, of Walnut; and clerk Beach, of Winfield, were present and assisted in making the apportionment.


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Dr. Mendenhall is in a pickle. A party by the name of Mendenhall got a divorce at the last term of court and the COURIER published a numerous sketch of the proceedings. A number of our readers mistook the party to be Dr. Mendenhall, and every once in a while someone offers sympathy to the Doctor, telling him how lonely it is to be alone, etc. The other day a lady called at his house and with tears in her eyes offered tears of sympathy to Mrs. Mendenhall and roundly abused the Doctor, Awho must be such a frivolous, heartless, good-for-nothing sort of a man.@ Mrs. Mendenhall was somewhat astonished until she learned the mistake under which the lady was laboring. The person referred to was another Mendenhall; no kith or kin of the Doctor=s.


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Jake Keffer and Mr. Hostetter, of Pleasant Valley, brought in the five horses the Caldwell rowdies rode away into Caldwell last Sunday. Jake says he saw the horses tied to a bush, crept up in the middle of the night, and stole them away. Another man came in and said that Talbot turned the horses over to Jake at Siber=s ranch and instructed him to take them to Caldwell, saying that they had promised to send them back in six days and they proposed to do it. Jake did not get any reward for bringing in the horses. He and Mr. Hostetter had lost three horses and were looking for them when they met the outlaws, and they have not found their own horses yet.


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Mr. H. P. Snow, of Sheridan Township, is another of Cowley=s farmers who has made farming and stock raising pay this year. He has turned off since last September over sixteen hundred dollars worth of hogs and has all his stockers left; has grain and other produce on hand that will net him as much more, and is in excellent condition to begin another year. The harvest for our people is at hand and before another Christmas we will Agather in the sheaves@ in a way that will make our Indiana and Illinois relatives, who couldn=t stand Adrouthy Kansas,@ feel sick.


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Our correspondent, AOccasional,@ produced last week her finest article, one which is excellent beyond comparison, but she did not send it to the COURIER as usual with her productions, but has it elegantly bound in cloth and will keep it for a household ornament. We congratulate her on this little angel miniature of herself, and hope her new duties will not long interrupt the AOccasionals@ for the COURIER.


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A nice four foot stone walk has been put down from the north door of the courthouse to Ninth Avenue. One has long been needed here as nine-tenths of the travel goes that way. The good judgment of our County Commissioners is shown in the thorough and substantial manner in which the Courthouse square is being improved. When the work is finished, it will stand there forever.


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The proceeds of the festival at Valley View last Thursday evening were about twenty-five dollars. The money, together with funds already in the treasury, will be used in the purchase of an organ for the Sunday school. Messrs. Martin, Schwantes, and Blanchard were in Saturday making arrangements to purchase the instrument.


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Two hundred and thirteen dollars in a single day is the way the COURIER office takes in the Asponduluca@ on subscription. Last Saturday was the last day of the old year and the yeomanry of grand old Cowley were in town in unusual force and paid their respects to this office in a way that is Abeautiful to behold.@


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We have received information, which seems to confirm the report published last week of Lippman and Chatterson being sent to the penitentiary for twenty years for stealing government timber. The report also comes that two of Lippman=s children got into a fight and one killed the other with a knife.


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Mr. John Coffee, of New Salem, dropped in Monday. John put in his best licks to get the depot and is happy over the result.


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Dr. Jones, our new dentist, called Monday. The Dr. is an entertaining gentleman and has an excellent professional reputation.


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Will Hyden came down Monday from Newton, but returned on the afternoon train. He looks better than we have ever seen him.


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We want a lot of dressed hogs weighing two hundred pounds and upwards, and will pay 6-2 cents per pound for them. WHITING BROS.


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Episcopal Church Services in the Courthouse on Sunday at 11 a.m., and 7 evening. Sunday school at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome.


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Mr. L. M. Brown, of Harvey, made us a pleasant call New Year=s day. He came down to attend the commissioners meeting in a road matter.


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Mr. H. P. Snow, of Sheridan, sold $1,697.65 worth of hogs the other day. He has sold over sixteen hundred dollars worth since last September.


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J. B. Lynn is home again after a short sojourn in old Missouri. It will take him some time to re-accustom himself to our prohibitory ways.


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F. H. Friend is now located in the Page building with his millinery stock. Mr. Friend now has plenty of room and will proceed to make things lively in his line of business.


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Prof. Farringer=s regular monthly concert came off Monday evening at his hall opposite the Brettun. The Professor is making these entertainments quite a feature in musical circles.


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Silverine for nothing. Get it from George A. Schroeter, the only practical and experienced Jeweler in this city. It brightens Silver and plated goods splendidly, and even George will smile.



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DIED. Mrs. Gledhill, wife of Benjamin F. Gledhill, of Tisdale Township, died Wednesday morning last week. Mrs. Gledhill came to Cowley at an early day and is mourned by a large circle of friends. [EARLIER ARTICLE STATED THE NAME WAS AGLADHILL.@]


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Charlie Roseberry, of Beaver, was in town Monday and called on the COURIER. Charlie spent a month of this winter in Indiana, and says the folks tthere are not in near as good a shape as Cowley=s people.


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The Ladies= Christian Temperance Union will meet in the lecture room of the Methodist Church the second Saturday in each month, at 3 o=clock p,n, Teachers and ladies from the country are cordially invited to attend.


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W. A. Lee is getting around where he needs a twenty acre field in which to store his implements. He has the greater part of four lots filled up now and a carload yet on the way. He is rushing things this year and no mistake.


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The folks of District 123 were before the commissioners Monday. Mr. Harmon has Rock Creek between him and the schoolhouse and he wants to be cut off into another district. The commissioners took the matter under advisement.


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Wilber Dever and Miss Carrie Garvey came down from Topeka and spent a few days of last week in the city. They returned Saturday, accompanied by Mr. Will Garvey and Miss Jennie Hane, who will visit with Mrs. Garvey for a time.


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The Machine shops have been removed from North Main street to the building next to the Santa Fe depot and will hereafter be known as the Winfield Machine Works. Jas. Jordon now owns the building formerly occupied by the works.


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A rumor was floating around town last Saturday that Jim Hill was shot and killed at Robinson. It proved to be a canard. One Charles Hill, a miner, was killed; but Jim is still in the land of the living and not likely to be taken off in that way.


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The property of the Sherman mining company begins to show very favorably. Several of their lodes assay paying ore and the development of the mines has hardly begun. It wouldn=t be a surprise if Winfield=s gold seekers would strike it rich yet.


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The annual meeting of the Vestry of Grace Church was held yesterday at the office of Judge McDonald. The report of the treasurer was heard and showed all things to be in a healthy condition. A building committee was appointed for the new church, to be erected, D. V., this coming year.


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Episcopal Church. Next Sunday, being the first Sunday after the Epiphany of our Lord to the Gentile world, will be kept in honor of that event. Music appropriate to the day by the choir. Services in the Courthouse at 11 a.m., 7 evening. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. All are invited to worship with us.


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Commissioner Harbaugh has over thirty-five acres plowed and ready for spring seeding. He proposes to get his crops in early when the season will permit. It is needless to say that Mr. Harbaugh always obtains the highest results from his farming operations.


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Attorney-at-law Reed, of Wellington, spent an hour with us Monday. Reed is one of the jolliest fellows we have known, and an hour with him means Aa feast of reason and a flow of wit.@ He is gaining an enviable reputation as a lawyer in these parts and he deserves all that fame and fortune have to spare.


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Wm. I. McClellen writes to have his paper changed. As he does not state where the paper has been going, we cannot make the change. It would take us two hours= time to run over the list and find it. Always give post office to which paper has been going as well as office to which you want it sent.


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We received a very pleasant call from Dr. Bailey Monday. Dr. Bailey is a physician of long practice, a graduate of the University of the City of New Yorrk, and has practiced in Bellville hospital. He is from Portland, Maine, and is an old acquaintance and class-mate of Dr. Hawkins, of Dexter. We are glad to have the Doctor locate among us.


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Donovan=s Tennesseeans will be here January 11th. This is one of the finest concert organizations in the country and such of our citizens as have heard them, say they are the purest jubilee singers that have ever appeared on an American stage. They will be greeted by a large audience from among our best citizens.


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We met a real live capitalist Monday evening in the person of Mr. Jas. B. Moore, of Hartford, Connecticut. He is here looking after the interests of a large insurance company which he represents, and which holds mortgages on a great deal of farm property in this country. He looks like a western farmer and is a very pleasant gentleman.


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This is the season of Prof. Story=s itinerary. He will visit the schools in the east part of the county next week and keep on around until the winter schools close. Mr. Story is a most indefatigable worker and to him much of our success in educational matters is due. His work is effective and he infuses new life into the schools wherever he goes.


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Rev. Lee has just returned from a tour among the U. B. Churches in the western part of his district. He spent a Sunday in Medicine Lodge and one in Harper. He was pleasantly surprised to find Medicine Lodge a live and thrifty town. He says there is plenty of stock and money and good hospitable people in Barbour County, but not much religion. From this we should infer that Mr. Lee did not meet the McNeill boys.


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Mr. George Bloomhart, a man about 35 years old and who has been residing in Vernon, was brought before Judge Gans Tuesday and adjudged insane. He has been demented for two years, but has recently become violent. He and his wife parted several years ago. Finally troubles, the loss of property and other misfortunes were the cause of his mind being upset. He is in charge of the sheriff until he can be admitted to the asylum.


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A novel debate has been going on at Upper Timber Creek Schoolhouse in Harvey Township between Revs. Firestone and Younger. The subject under discussion was Athe final perseverence of the saints in the true doctrine of the Bible.@ Rev. Firestone upheld the affirmative and Rev. Younger the negative. The debate began on Tuesday and lasted till Saturday. They also discussed the question of infant baptism. There was a very large attendance. Rev. Firestone carried off the honors.


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As we were going to press Wednesday a rumor came around that Geo. McIntire had been shot and killed by a hotel keeper at Arkansas City. A reporter was dispatched to the telegraph office and it was found that the rumor was false.



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Ten Years Old.

With this issue the COURIER enters its tenth year. As we take down the old, time-worn files and look back over the nine years of the COURIER=s existence, memories of Athe days that used to be@ come crowding thick upon us. Then the paper was a little, old-fashioned concern, six columns to the page and six in large type. That was in the days when our nearest railroad station was Emporia, then the western terminus of the Santa Fe road, from where all our flour and meat and lumber and other supplies had to be brought in wagons. Winfield at that time consisted of eighty or ninety houses built in the prairie grass alongside a road where Main street now runs. Arkansas City was the great objective point to which all immigrants were traveling. Everybody knew of Arkansas City, and seemed surprised when, after crossing Timber Creek, they were stopped in the road and offered a corner lot and a block adjacent if they would locate in Winfield and put up a shanty. But after a time they began to stop, and those that stopped took the COURIER, and soon the paper had a hundred and fifty subscribers and was enlarged to seven columns. In that form it kept manfully pegging away in the interests of Winfield and Cowley County and continued to grow with the growth of the county until in 1875 it had five hundred subscribers, and a liberal advertising patronage. Up to this time it had never paid a cent and had really been a positive loss to its publishers. Then Col. Manning took the helm and continued the publication of the paper two years, during which time the profits were from ten to twenty-five dollars a month, which was all Manning got for his work. The writer remembers well the day that Col. Manning assumed control. He came into the office and asked if we had a cut of a railroad train. One was found and put at the head of the editorial column and the Colonel, as we gathered around him for instructions, said he had taken the paper and proposed to run it until Winfield had a railroad, and he wanted every printer in the office who wasn=t in favor of railroads to walk up to the cashier=s desk and get his money and walking papers. From that day on there was a unity of purpose on the railroad question between employers and employees that was beautiful to behold. The Colonel did run the paper till a railroad was secured and the cut he put up remained at the head of the editorial columns until our recent change in make-up, two months ago. Mr. Manning was succeded by the present editor and Mr. Lemmon, who took the paper with a subscription list of six hundred, and enlarged it to eight columns. During the first year Mr. Lemmon retired. About this time we were enjoying a healthy boom and the list ran up rapidly until in the fall of 1878 we were printing seventy-six quiresCan enormous list for a seven-year-old paper in an eight-year-old county. It was found impossible to longer print a paper on a hand press; and a twelve hundred dollar Campbell Cylinder press was put in, the paper enlarged to its present size, and a complete new outfit of type purchased. The expenses of publication had increased as rapidly as the paper had grown and it was yet impossible to make Aboth ends meet,@ the publishers got nothing for their work and were putting into the paper more than they took out. After this it was better sailing, prosperity began to hover around, the suscription list kept growing steadily, and the advertising patronage doubled until now, as the COURIER steps into its tenth year, it finds the fondest expectations of its youth realized, and starts the new year with over twenty-seven hundred on its list and a support and patronage second to no county paper in the state, for all of which its publishers are duly thankful.



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Club Rates.

The people of this county are a reading people and while they will have their local paper to keep posted in the home news and proceedings in the county in preference to anything else, yet many of them want in addition, one of the great weeklies published in some of the large cities of the state or nation. Many have made inquiries of us for clubbing rates for some of these and, while it adds to our labor and cares, we wish to aid them as far as practical, so we have secured a small list as follows. For cash in advance for one year=s subscription, we will give the COURIER and Leavenworth Times for $2.00; the COURIER and Topeka Capital for $2.00; the COURIER and Topeka Commonwealth for $2.00; the COURIER and Kansas City Journal for $2.25.


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On the evening of Dec. 31, in order to bid adieu to the old year, a small party of the people of northern Rock assembled at the residence of Mr. G. L. Gale to Aring out the old and ring in the new.@ Wit, wisdom, and wealth were in profusion. Jet Williams, and that prince of good fellows, G. H. Williams, drew the bows acros the fiddle strings and oh! How they did Amill >em around and square >em up.@ It was glorious to look upon. When supper was served all retired feeling it was Agood to be there.@ May Mr. Gale and his noble lady livve long and enjoy life.


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A sad case came up before Judge Gans last Friday. Henry Long, a young man 19 years old, whose mother lives up north on the Walnut, was brought in and adjudged insane. He was very violent, and had to be held to prevent him from tearing his clothes off. He was sane up to a week ago when he began to complain of a severe pain in the head and soon became violently insane. He was taken home by his folks and will be kept by them until he can be admitted to the asylum. He is a brother-in-law of Johnny Stewart.


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Chas. H. Payson is here and will deliver his lecture on ACrime and Criminals@ next Monday evening; and we predict to the largest audience that has ever assembled in Winfield. Whatever be Payson=s faults, he still has friends in this community who cling to him, and we believe and hope that past experiences will serve as a guide for future actions, and that Charlie will yet live to be a respected and useful citizen. He has our best wishes for the future, but none other than himself can frame it.


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In another column will be found a card from the new Loan brokers, P. M. Albright & Co. Mr. James B. Moore, of Hartford, Connecticut, is a member of the firm. He is a son of Geo. W. Moore, one of the heaviest capitalists in New England, and the new firm will take charge of all of Mr. Moore=s western loans. This will make Winfield the headquarters of Geo. W. Moore & Co.=s interests, and when it is known they have placed about fifty millions in western mortgages, it isn=t a very small thing.


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P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO., have opened a loan & Real Estate office in this city. They will do a general loaning business throughout the Southern portion of this State. They get their money from first hands and can close loans at once, giving the lowest rates of interest. All interest on loans negotiated through Gilbert & Jarvis or Jarvis, Conklin & Co., for Geo W. Moore & Co., or the Traveler=s Insurance Company, is now made payable at this office. They have $50,000 that must be invested by Feb. 1st, 1882, and desire that amount of good applications.


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City Scales.

We have been appointed by the city council as the official weighmaster in the city. Our scales have been tested by the county clerk and our bond is filed. Our weights are now official and farmers will have no further cause for complaint by weighing off our scales.



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The following are the names of pupils in the Vernon school, district No. 68, whose average term examination grade was above 90. Laura Skinner, Grace Sleinhoar, Nevada Steinhour, Maud Corson, Estelle Corson, Villa Corson, Nettie Case, Clara Case, Flora Painter, Willie Painter, Ferdie Painter, Effie Painter, Parker Martin, Mary Werden, Sadie Medus [? LAST NAME ALMOST COMPLETELY OBLITERATED.]

ANNA HARMONS [?], Teacher.




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The first quarterly meeting of the Winfield city charge, church of the United Brethren in Christ, will be held at the Victor schoolhouse January 14th and 15th, 1882. Rev. P. B. Lee, the presiding elder, will be present and conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all. J. H. SNYDER, Pastor.


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The case against S. L. Gilbert came off today and Mr. Gilbert was held over to the sum of $100 to appear before the U. S. District court at Topeka.


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Messrs. James McDermott and D. A. Millington were appointed by the Board to assist the Probate Judge in counting the funds in the treasury.




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The attachment on Allison=s office and [TWO WORDS???] was dissolved today by Judge Torrance in the petition being insufficient.


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Wanted. A servant girl to do general housework. Inquire of Mrs. J. F. McMullenm southeast cornewr of 9th Avenue and Steward [?] street.


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A Card of Thanks.

EDS. COURIER: Quite a surprise took place at district No. Twelve on New Year=s day. I went to Sunday school and taught my class as usual, with the exception of telling them some of my resolutions in regard to the New Year upon which we have now entered. That I had resolved to be kinder in word and act, and would try to be more like our great teacher and learn all the golden rules for this year, and several of the class promised to do the same. I also told them that I intended to pray more for them and ask God=s blessing upon my instruction that they might resolve the truth as it is in Jesus. After singing, Miss Lizzie Thompson turned toward me and addressed me in the following manner.

Dear Teacher: I address you as a representative of our Sabbath School class. We have long listened to your loving instruction and we trust it may not be in vain, but that we may look back in coming years with the pleasure of knowing that we have been blessed by it in many ways. In talking over the interest of our class it occurred to us that one of the best ways of improving it would be to encourage our teacher. With this desire I hold in my hand a small token of our regard for you as our teacher. It but feebly expresses our thanks to you for your labor of love, but please accept it as coming from your class and as time passes on may we not hope that scholars and teacher together will hold it most dearly. Divine truth is given in the Bible.

I was so surprised and my feelings to wrought upon that I could not refrain from tears, so I concluded the best way to thank them all was to do so through the columns of this paper.

Dear scholars, I sincerely thank you for your token of friendship and no matter where on earth I roam I will not forget your loving act of kindness, presented at Valley View, and I also especially thank the four who placed their photos in its leaves. May the time soon come when all my class, fifteen in number, will favor me with theirs also. I will tell you of one gift my dear scholars which will make me happier and my cup of joy fuller. Give your hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ now in your youth. Would that my faith was strong enough in God to say that I believe they will do it e=re another year dawns upon us is the prayer of your humble teacher.



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The high school desire to thank the many kind friends who assisted so materially in making their entertainment a success. They desire, especially, to thank the school board for the unanimity with which they staid away and the encouragement this action gave the class.



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The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Bank was held at the bank building on Tuesday eveing. J. C. McMullen, J. C. Fuller, J. Jay Buck, W. J. Wilson, and D. A. Millington were elected directors for the ensuing year. The financial condition of the bank was examined and approved. An order was passed restricting the allowance of overdrafts. The directors elected held a meeting and chose J. C. McMullen, president; J. C. Fullder, cashier; and D. A. Millington, secretary.


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Crab Creek.

EDS. COURIER: Wheat looks well. Corn is still selling at fifty cents per bushel. Poultry is down at present.

Christmas passed merrily away. Some turkies suffered.

Mr. Vanorner christened his new house with a tturkey roast.

Mr. Hole, the Harris boys, and some others have new houses.

Berney Goodwin was visiting on the Creek during the holidays.

Mr. Fuller has settled on his farm. We are glad to welcome a good neighbor.

Mr. Boracodan hs rented and moved on the Harris boys farm.

The weather is like spring.

G. B. R.


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EDS. COURIER: Please announce there will be a grand circle wolf hunt in this locality Thursday, Jan. 12, 1882. Everybody and their dogs are invited to meet at 9 o=clock at the following places: South division will meet at Fair View Schoolhouse, nhear Limbocker=s, under command of Capt. George Stalter. West division will meet at the Walnut Valley Center Schoolhouse, commanded by Uncle Jimmie Hanlin. North Division will meet at Green Valley Schoolhouse, commanded by Capt. John Stalter. East division, by James O. Vanorsdal, will meet at the McHendricks place. Each commander will march promptly at 10 o=clock and endeavor to arrive at the center about 12 o=clock. Prairie Grove Schoolhouse is designated as the center and place of forming a complete ring. No parties will be allowed to break the ring or fire any gun or revolver in the ring. Let the dogs finish the work.

By order of

J. O. VANORSDAL, Major Com.


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The Enterprise Says That

Burden has two livery and feed stables in running order now.

Frank Jennnings and Henry Asp, of Winfield, made a raid on this office last Monday.

Some of our merchants should remove the dead fowl from the rear of their stores.

Our readers must not lose sight of the fact that we have a first-class furniture store in Burden.

MARRIED. Mr. Ben Gee and Miss Ballou, of Torrrance, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, at the residence of the bride=s parents, in Torrance, on Thursday evening of last week.

MARRIED. Dr. Daniels and Miss Belle Whitelock were united in wedlock by Rev. Cogswell, at the residence of the bride=s parents on Monday, December 19th. All of Omnia Township.

At the trial held in Burden on last Monday, at Esq. Smith=s office, State vs. Balswater, the defendant was placed under bonds of $500, for his appearance at the next term of the District Court.

Our friend, Elsie Burden, returned from Business College, at Kansas City, to his home last Saturday night, and was met at the train by all the young folks of Burden, and a grand shaking of hands followed. [ELSIE...REFERRED TO AS A MALE???]

We learn of a serious accident that happened to Luther McDaniels, of Cambridge, the other day, while endeavoring to board a freight train at Grenola. His hand was injured so that the thumb had to be amputated.

School has been in session three months and two weeks, and will continue five months and two weeks longer. The school is in excellent condition, the pupils in both grades learning very rapidly. Mr. Millard and Miss West deserve great credit for the excellent management of our schools.

Some trouble about the locating of a road caused a controversy between Captain Jenkins and Robert Ward, last Monday, which terminated in blows. Ward used a knife, and struck Jenkins several blows, lacerating his clothing, but fortunately doing no harm to his body. It is a lamentable affair, as we understand they are both good citizens. Jenkins made complaint, Tuesday, before Esq. Smith and charged Ward with assault with intent to kill. A State=s warrant was issued, and he was arrested Tuesday.


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TO ALL PARTIES SO DISPOSED: I shall be thankful to you if you will leave your harvesters and reapers out in the field to rot when you cut your last wheat. My family is increasing and the acreage of wheat seen is less each year; consequently, my only show to make a living out of the implement business is for all machinery to be left standing in the field to rot down.

W. A. LEE, Implement Dealer.


The Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.

Dressed Hogs Wanted!

At Holmes Packing House. We will pay 6-1/2 cents per pound for well fatted hogs weighing 100 pounds and upward. Bring them in and get honest weights. HOLMES & SON.


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The Markets. Wheat holds at $1.00 to $1.20. There was a little flurry on hogs Tuesday and $5.95 was paid on a few choice lots, but the prices today have dropped to $5.00. Butter is down to 20 cents for choice and eggs are being bought at 15 cents.Turkeys 5 cents per pound gross, chickens $1.25 per dozen.


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The firm of Gilbert & Jarvis has been dissolved by mutual consent.


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Mr. S. M. Jarvis left for El Dorado yesterday evening.


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Rexwood Hagard was in town Tuesday.


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Valley View.

Last Thursday evening, in company with County Attorney Jennings, we attended an entertainment given by the Sabbath school at Valley View Schoolhouse in Vernon Township. Mr. Jennings was invited to deliver an address, and we went along as a kind of an Aamenuensis@ to do the editing. The drive out through the bright moonlight with the crisp, cool air blowing in our faces was delightful. Arriving at the schoolhouse, we found it crowded with the best and happiest lot of people it has ever been our good fortune to meet. We have often heard of the generous hospitality of the folks up there, but are now ready to affirm that the half of it has never been told. Everybody seemed to have brought enough for themselves and five others, and as Jennings and I were the only ones who had not brought anything, the prospects for a bountiful feast were most flattering. There was pound cake and ten-pound cake embellished with frosting and confectionery, chickens and turkeys, fried and roasted, in about the ratio of one chicken and half a turkey for every person present, and pies and other edibles enough to have fed St. John=s battery. The exercises were opened with an organ solo, ASt. Paul=s March,@ by Miss E. Martin, followed by a song, AYoung Pilgrims, by the school. Master Robert Craig declaimed AOur Country=s Flag,@ and rendered it nicely for such a little boy. Master Lee Snyder recited AMother Eve,@ a beautiful selection, in a very creditable manner. Pearl Martin told about ADropping Corn,@ and drew from it many moral and social precepts that we would all be better by following. Next came a song, AHoly Trinity,@ by the school, and then Miss Emma Martin read AA Noble Revenge,@ and sang a beautiful and touching piece, AHome is Sad Without a Mother,@ in a way that brought tears to the eyes of many. The sentiment contained in this song is very fine and was admirably brought out by Miss Martin. After the song T. A. Blanchard, master of ceremonies, introduced Mr. Jennings, who delivered a ten minute address. Just when we were beginning to console ourself with the idea that Jennings was about through and we would soon be able to assist in the destruction of the fowl and cake so temptingly displayed, he made the startling announcement that he did not intend to make a speech, but that Ahis friend, Mr. Greer, was fully prepared and he felt sure would do justice to the occasion.@ In about a minute we discovered that we were being Aled like a lamb to the slaughter,@ and when Tom Blanchard got up with a smile all over his face and announced that Athey would now listen to an address by the Hon., etc.@ we felt that Mother Shipton=s prophecy couldn=t be fulfilled any too soon. We spokeCand we=ll give $2.50 for a comprehensive report of the speech. The tempting visions of fried chicken and frosted cake vanished away into thin air and our oratorical powers went with them. The audience discovered this at the same time we did, and we sat down amid impressive silence. We have charged Tom Blanchard and Frank Jennnings with this conspiracy and some day we=ll get a chance to get even. Elder Snyder then delivered a short address, congratulating the Sunday school on its success and cheering them up to renewed work and greater exertion. Mr. Snyder is putting his whole soul into the work and is meeting with abundant success. Messrs. Geo. Conner, C. F. Martin, and W. Millspaugh sang a laughable piece entitled AAll the World=s a Barber Shop,@ the last verse of which told about lawyers shaving their clients and giving them Athe meanest shave of all.@ It was our laugh then.

The feature of the evening, of course, was the supper and the kind ladies who served the plates filled them up till each one looked like the apex of Pikes Peak. It was an absolute shame the way Jennings ate, and were it not that his voracity on that occasion is likely to reflect upon the fair name and fame of our city, we would let it go unnoticed. The fact is he thought he was expected to eat all that was set before him, but if anybody should tell us that Athe wish was father to the thought,@ we wouldn=t try to refute it. After supper an hour was spent in greeting friends and just as we were about to depart, the house was called to order and the chairman, in behalf of the Sunday school, presented Mr. Jennings and the writer with two beautiful cakes. To say we were surprised would not express it. In behalf of Mr. Jennings and on our own account, we wish to extend to the school our hearty thanks for this kind token of their esteem. The generous, home-like hospitality of the people; the kindnesses showered upon us from every side; the many new acquaintances formed and old ones renewed; all tend toward making this one of the pleasantest evenings we have ever spent.


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A Card.

The proprietors of the Dollar Store would take the opportunity to thank the thousands of patrons who visited us during the week and hope to see them many times during the coming year. We will soon have our stock replenished with new goods and hope to be able to sustain the reputation of our Dollar Store as being the cheapest place in the county to buy goods. Wishing you all a happy New Year, we respectfully ask you to come and see us.



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Cowley County Horticultural Society.

This society will hold its annual meeting for the election of officers, on Saturday, January 7th, at 2 o=clock p.m., at the courthouse. Other important business is to be attended to; also hearing a report of the doings of the late State Horticultural Society from our delegate; also the valuable reports of the same society will be distributed at the meeting.

JAS. F. MARTIN, President.


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Red Hot candy at Joe Bourdettes.

Sliced hams, very fine, at Whiting Bros.

Bottom farms to rent by R. H. Waite.

Stereoscopic views off Winfield at Beck=s Gallery.

Eight pounds of coffee for $1.00 at Wallis & Wallis.

New French Prunes only 12-1/2 cents per pound at Wallis & Wallis.

Remember the removal of the Star Bakery to Tenth Avenue.

Money at 10 percent annual or semi-annual interest net; no commission. Curns & Manser.

Money at 7 percent annual or semi-annual interest. Curns & Manser.

Money at 8 percent annual interest. Curns & Manser.

To Rent. A foundry and machine shop. Call on or address James Jordan, Winfield, Kansas.

For Sale. Two run of old quarry French Buhrs, and an old Plantation sorghum mill. Henry E. Asp.

W. A. Lee has a neat half platform spring wagon in front of his office for sale with AGipsy@ top complete.

When you want picture-frames, go to Johnston & Hill=s, they are the only practical picture-frame makers in Winfield.

School seats for sale, 8 school seats of the best manufacture for sale at a bargain. Apply to or address John Mentch, Winfield, Kansas.

Teams for Sale: I have for sale three span of good, heavy work horses. Inquire of me at Winfield or at my farm at Little Dutch P. O. G. N. Fowler.

Try our new coal office, on South Main Street at the Champion Furniture Store, where we keep wood and coal ready for delivery at all times. G. B. Shaw & Co.

Messrs. G. B. Shaw & Co., have opened a coal office on South Main Street at the Champion Furniture House. They keep both wood and coal, and deliver twenty hundred for a ton.

Look Here. If you want any piece orr part of a sewing machine, whether the machine is an ancient or modern one, you can get it at D. F. Bests. Same is the case regarding musical instruments.

Notice. Mr. Dan Miller has joined the firm of Mater & Kibbie [? Kibble?] and will hereafter be found at the stone blacksmith shop on Main street. The firm is now a strong one and farmers can get their work done promptly and in good shape. They start the new year with a new plank in their platform and will hereafter work for money and nott glory.


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Orchard Cottage.

EDS. COURIER: If space is too valuable in your paper to admit of my occasional and perhaps uninteresting scribbling, just toss them into the wastebasket and all will be well. I realize that space in a paper whose circulation reaches the magnitude of the COURIER is valuable (and the forbearings and long sufferings of its Editors must frequently be sorely taxed with so numerous local correspondents.

On last Tuesday morning I mounted my horse and turning his head northward, found the bracing breezes till I landed in the vicinity of Udall. Nearing a country schoolhouse, I stopped to warm my tingling fingers. In answer to my rap, rap, the door opened and I found AFritz@ teaching the young ideas how to shoot. (But there! Fritz, I did not mean to Apreach.@) He thinks he is getting along nicely, only he thinks he will try and teach in Vernon next winter, where there are lots of weddings, sociables, etc. Where the boys blow up shot-guns charivering, and have lively times. Come along, Fritz, we need good teachers, have good schools, and lots of saucy maidens with as sparkling eyes as your own.

The site for the Christian meeting house has been located on the cross roads, on the northeast corner of Henry Hawkins= farm, one mile south of our cemetery. A place altogether lovely and admirably situated. One of which in time we think all interested will feel proud.

The subscription list is looming up handsomely. The people of Vernon Center enjoyed a pleasant evening witnessing the display and distribution of presents from the Christmas tree. For so short a preparation, the tree was a decided success, and much honor is due to Mrs. Jennie Paterson for her neat and unremitting efforts to make it an enjoyable affair. There was also a tree at the United Brethren Church. I was not present, but am just as confident it was a success, as they do not do anything of that by the halves at Mt. Vernon. What a lovely Christmas, and a winter to be remembered for its supposing mildness. With farmers plowing and busy as bees, and the smiles of a kind Providence, it is hoped that 1882 will be long remembered for its bountiful crops. And now Messrs Editors of the COURIER, for the good you have done and will do for the people of Cowley County in the future, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Very respectfully.


December 25th, 1881.


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Little Dutch.

EDS. COURIER: Perhaps a few items from our part of the county will be of some interest to some of the many readers of the COURIER. Preparations are being made for a series of meetings to be held at the Walnut Valley Church, beginning on New Year=s day. If the Winfield revivalist would come out, there would be an opporrtunity for her to continue her good work.

Farmers are in good spirits over the promising appearance of the early sown wheat. Many are at work plowing for spring crops during the fine weather we are enjoying.

The teachers of the Northwestern Association district will meet at Valley Center Schoolhouse January 7th. Come out teachers, we expect to have a good meeting.

The children of the Little Dutch public school are taking a rest this week fro the purpose of enjoyable holidys. The pupils of the school who are amking the best markings in their deportment and recitatios, and as a consequence, are reaping the best rewards, are Kate Weimer, Clem Schock, and Mary Taylorr of the fifth grade. Louie Fletcher and Vergir [?] Taylor of the third grade. The above named pupils have made an average standing of 90 percent and upwards.


December 28, 1881.


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Mr. Gale retires from the chairmanship and board of the County Commissioners, with honor and the approval and best wishes of his constituents. He is a man of strict integrity, sound judgment, clear thought, and wide information; and all these qualities he has exercised in an eminent degree in the service of his county. He is one of the best farmers in the county and has done much to make the county what it is. Long may he wave.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

It is alleged by a prominent lawyer that a grand jury will soon be summoned to sit in this city. It will be the first in eight or nine years, and will consider the saloon question, principally.


If the commissioners of Atchison County have the nerve to call a grand jury and the county attorney does his duty in connection with it, Atchison will redeem herself from the stigma of open and wholesale violations of law.


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Dr. Wagner has handed us a note just received from Leon Lippman, of whom we have noticed reports from two sources and which we are glad to learn have no foundation in fact. In this letter Mr. Lippman says: AI find myself compelled to write you at once, for my wife has received a letter from yours inquiring about my reported imprisonment. I am not in prison, am not in danger of getting in, and have done nothing to merit it.@ He gives a detailed account of his saw mill and lumber business, which are prospering, and of all his children, mentioning them by name, and showing that they are all well, lively, and learning rapidly. He mentions that Mathew Coleman got killed sometime go, that his widow recently married again to a good man, and that Mr. Chatterson lost a child last August. He writes from his present home, Russell, Arkansas.


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We have an excellent board of County Commissioners consisting of Henry Harbaugh, chairman, from second district; L. B. Bullington, from third district; and S. C. Smith, first district. The people will rest easy in full confidence that their business will be attended to in their interests under such a board.


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Danford has sued several citizens of Caldwell for $90,000 damages for carrying him by force to Caldwell, keeping him in durance and torture there for several days in which his life was threatened. We suppose he has a good case in law and will probably recover some damages.


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Draper=s Mammoth Uncle Tom=s Cabin, performs at the Opera House Friday evening.

Harry Farrar and Chas. Schiffbauer, with their ladies, stopped at the Brettun Fridy evening.


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Mr. J. W. Browning, of Beaver, was perambulating the streets Saturday night and dropped in on the COURIER.

T. L. Hargrove is running a mercantile business in Cloverdale, and doing a clean and successful business.

A. B. Lemmon and family, having closed up their holiday visit, have returned to their house in Newton.

Justus Fisher was in town Saturday. He wears a cap and a full suit of whiskers, until we didn=t know him.

BIRTH. Phillip Sipe is the father of a new boy, born Friday morning. This occurrence will not affect the price of grain.

Mr. George J. Arnold, one of the old settlers of this county, and a stand-by subscriber to the COURIER, called last week.

Captain Scott came up to see the show Firday and squandered nearly the worth of a sheepCbut then Scott will have amusement.

The Ivanhoe Club met again with Mrs. Charlie Bahntge on last Tuesday evening. Her house is always open to entertain her friends.

Mr. Frank Osborn of Howard, one of the brightest young businessmen in the southwest, put in a day looking over our city last week.

This is the tenth year for the firm of Hackney & McDonald, which is something unusual for a law firm. Law firms generally die young.

Rev. J. B. Ives and Mr. J. E. Soule of the Douglass Index called on us Monday. They are both gentlemen of enterprise and ability and are making the Index boom.

T. G. Ticer has returned from Las Vegas, New Mexico. The climate did not agree with him and he has treturned to tryour Kansas climate, which we hope will do him good.

Mr. Dan Read, of Floral, made an assignment last Wednesday to Judge Gans in favor of his creditors. The list of liabilities foots up over $4,000, and the assets are about $1,500.

Mr. J. W. Feagans called last week. He has bought a farm in Bolton Township and will make that his home. We predict that he will have something worth showing there in due time.

J. Ex. Saint has engaged himself with Ridenour & Baker, of Kansas City, for another year for three thousand dollars and his expenses, and will return to his field in New Mexico with his family.


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M. L. Robinson and Dr. G. Black left Tuesday afternoon for Robinson, New Mexico. Mrs. Robinson accompanied them as far as Newton, on her way to Kansas City. Mrs. Robinson will also visit Iowa before her return.

TO BE MARRIED. We have received cards for the wedding of Minnie Bacon and George A. Clark, at Topeka, January 19th. Miss Minnie was long one of Winfield=s bright social lights, and has many friends here who wish her much joy.

Mr. John Croco called at the COURIER office Monday. He is one of the men of capital, character, and intelligence who moved from Ohio last year with a large family and settled in Cowley, the banner county, because of the prohibitory laws.


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We dropped into Dr. C. C. Green=s new office Friday. He has the front room in the McDougal building. It is large, light, and airy, and the Doctor has furnished it in splendid style. He can now boast of having the finest office in the city.

Stanley, of the Traveler, has ruined his chances for Congress by allowing the barber to lop off the upper covering of his lip. No man with such a mug as that will ever be allowed to set in Legislative halls. Why, he looks like a Ablarsted Englishman.@

Michael Maher, a brother of Dan Maher, had a tumor removed from his neck last Wednesday. He wouldn=t take chloroform and he never winced while the operation was being performed by Dr. Green. He returned next day to his school at St. Mary=s.

Mr. John R. Cochran has sold his ranch on Deer Creek in the Territory to Dr. Belmont. John had gathered together quite a bunch of cattle and was fast becoming a bloated landholder. He does not intend to rest, but will re-invest his means in the cattle business.

Messrs. Lynn & Loose are putting their goods down to cost, wishing to reduce their stock preparatory to the dissolution of partnership, which takes plce February 1st. Their price list, published in another column, shows just what bargains they propose to give.


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An entertainment was held at the schoolhouse in district 50 Friday evening, December 30th, to raise funds with which to buy reference books for the school. The people took hold of it in a way that made the teacher, Mr. T. J. Rude, and other promoters of the scheme feel good and made the effort a towering success. The net proceeds were $50.10, and the school will hereafter draw knowledge from a Webster=s unabridged and a first-class Encyclopedia. The exercises were also somewhat abridged so as to give everyone an opportunity to have a grand old timeCand they had it. It was one of the most enjoyable occasions that has visited District 50 for many a day, and the generosity of those who attended will long be remembered by the school. Much credit is due Mr. Rude for this successful effort to benefit his pupils. He is one of the most energetic young teachers in the county on general principles.


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The Courant says J. L. Horning has a rosebush in bloom in his front yard. We generally credit the statements of our cotemporary, but this rose bud business taxes our credulity to the utmost. Might it not be that you have made some mistake, Fred? May-be you saw a tomato can on the stump in Mr. Horning=s front yard and thought it was a rosebush in bloomCor perhaps the hired girl had hung a parti-colored stocking on the veranda railing and you were hurriedly passing by and took it for the first blush of an opening rosebud. And to think of its being in the front yard. Now in fact, didn=t you catch the inspiration while streaking it down the alley and locate it in the front yard just for appearance=s sake?




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The report that Lippman was in the penitentiary proves to be a canard. J. E. Allen has received a communication from a lawyer at Cercy, Arkansas, stating that Lippman and Chatterson are there and doing well and are in greater danger of going to Congress than the penitentiary. We are glad to hear this and to be able to report it to their many friends in the county. We suppose that the story about Lippman=s boys getting into a quarrel in which one was killed has about the same foundation. This sounds to us more like truth than the former report.


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Quite a party of Arkansas City folks came up Friday evening to see the Kendall troupe play AHazel Kick.@ Among them were Harry Farrar and lady, Chas. Schiffbauer and lady, C. D. Marshall and lady, O. Ingersoll and lady, E. O. Stevenson and lady, C. W. France, Charlie Holloway, G. H. McIntire, S. Matlack, W. D. Bishop, H. H. Stanley, and G. O. Hazard. The train was held till after the show, and we suppose Conductor Miller delivered them Aright side up with care@ at their homes sometime that night.


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We received a very pleasant call from Mrs. C. C. Pierce and her daughter, Ella, and Mrs.

W. H. Nelson, and friends of Pleasant Valley Township today. They came in to see how newspapers are made and to examine into the mysteries of the all preservative. Mrs. Nelson and her husband are up from Nez Perces Agency, where they are now located, and spent last week visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Pierce. They were among the earliest settlers on Posey Creek. We have not enjoyed a visit more for many a day.


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The directors= meeting of the Building and Loan Association was held Monday evening at the secretary=s office. Much business of importance was transacted. Subscriptions to the first series of stock is being made rapidly and the series will be closed February 1st. Many mechanics and laboring men are taking stock. The Board will commence letting money at the February meeting.


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Charles McLain, a fast young man from Arkansas City, was brought before Justice Buckman Thursday evening, charged with purloining a lot of goods from S. Matlack, for whom he had been clerking. His trunk was searched and many articles bearing the cost mark of Mr. Matlack were found. The thief had been on a three days spree here. He was bound over and is now in jail.


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Hooker & Phelps report that sales, December 24th, were $150, and that the December sales for 1881 were $250, more than for the same month in 1880, and the best month=s business since opening their store in Burden. Who says we are not booming? Burden Enterprise.

Messrs. Hooker & Phelps did some heavy and effective advertising last December.



The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

The clerks have worked such a transformation in the appearance of the Bee Hive store that old customers who call in think they have got the wrong place. The goods have been rearranged, the wood-work treateed to a new coat of paint, and the general appearance of it much improved. M. Hahn & Co., won=t have anything but the best.


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On the fourth page will be found a carefully prepared directory of all the teachers in the County, where they are teaching, and the salaries per month which they receive. Some of them are most wretchedly low. Let school officers read this and then go and see if something cannot be done to better the condition of Cowley=s teachers.


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We are always happy to receive a call from Mrs. Philo Winter, of Tisdale Township, who calls each Wednesday quite regularly for her paper. Mrs. Winter is one of the best women in the county, one who has suffered much from ill health, but is always a cheerful and sensible, carrying sunshine where she goes.


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The physicians filed into the Clerk=s office Monday and filed several distinct and separate bids for the position of County physician. Distinct and sensible though they were, there was a feeling of uneasiness as to price. We have never known physicians to charge unanimously before.


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S. E. Berger was appointed keeper of the poor for another year by the Board Tuesday. The prices allowed him are $3.00 per week for the first five, and $1.50 per week for all above that. He gets $4.00 per week for the two insane persons now in charge of the County.


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Dr. G. P. Wagner of Dexter called on us Tuesday and left his card, which will be found in another place. The Doctor is not only a talented and popular physician and surgeon, but a genial gentleman.


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Miss Carrie McQuillion left on Tuesday morning for Kankakee, Illinois, for a visit to her parents. She has been here for the past two years and has won many friends by her pleasant manners.


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The young fellow who stole Matlack=s goods at Arkansas City was tried before Judge Torrance Monday at an ajourned term. He plead guilty and was sentenced to one year=s imprisonment.



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The memorandum book advertised last week was called for by Mr. Adam Sipe, of Fairview Township. It contained some valuable notes and the owner was fortunate in recovering it.


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Henry E. Asp has removed his office to Nintth Avenue, in Hackney & McDonald=s building, and has furnished the rooms nicely. Judge Seward holds forth in the old location.


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Dr. Emerson was appointed County physician Tuesday. There were seven or eight bids in, but they were all the same, so it became a mere matter of selection.


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The Commissioners fixed the bond of the incoming county treasurer at $200,000. It would take a printer sleepless nights and tiresome days to make good a bond.


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The Board found the poor house in excellent shape, or in as good condition as could be expected. Sam Berger takes good care of his wards.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

The first touch of ABeautiful Snow: struck us Tuesday. It was slight, but had much of the appearance of winter.


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Miss Ida McDonald is home again after having spent a week in Wichita.


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During the year 1881 the COURIER office printed nearly two tons of paper.


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Mr. Hugh McKibben, of Tisdale, called Saturday and spent a pleasant hour with us.


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R. A. O=Neil, who has been confined to his room on account of a severe illness, is on the street again.


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The sheriff has attached the store of Bradt & Gibson for the indebtedness of the firm and it is now closed.




The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

W. B. Caton has removed his marble works, house and all, to Ninth Avenue, opposite J. F. McMullen=s law office.


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Mr. Kennedy, of the Santa Fe, has been shakin= with the old-fashioned ague. He has downed it and is out again.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

Mr. T. A. Venable, of Richland, got away with the hog buyers Saturday. He brought in his hogs and sold them in a lump. They brought him about seven cents.


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Miss Berta Morford, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles Bahntge, for the past two months, has returned to her home in Joplin, Missouri, this week. She is always a welcome visitor.


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We stated last week that Gilbert & Jarvis had dissolved partnership. The item was trueCtwo years ago. We intended to say: AGilbert & Fuller have dissolved partnership by mutual consent.@


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M. Hahn has purchased the W. M. Boyer residence for $1,200, through Ness S. Curns & Manser. Will Mr. Hahn please relieve the apprehension under which his friends will labor with an announcement.


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We were both surprised and pleased to learn from an original editorial in the daily Courant of last Friday that Speaker Keifer Astarted life in this city about 1858 and tht he is Aabout the proudest man in this burg.@


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Is it because Abe has heard that close Aattention to little things make the successful men,@ that he takes such tender care of that delicate mustache? He had it waxed Monday for the fourth time this season.


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Persons who have contributed to the Garfield monument fund will please call at the Winfield Bank and get their certificates. These are beautifully executed and will be worth preserving as heirlooms to later generations.


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We have secured an extension of our clubbing arrangement with the Capital, Commonwealtth, Times, and Kansas City Journal, and will continue to furnish the COURIER and other of the first three named for $2.60 per year in advance, or the COURIER and Kansas City Journal for $2.25.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

The Ivanhoe Club at their regular meeting Tuesday evening elected the following officers for the ensuing year: W. C. Robinson, President; Chas. F. Bahntge, Vice President; Miss Florence Beeny, Secretary; Miss Amy Scothorn, Treasurer. The next meeting will be held at the residences of Mrs. Beeny.


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During one day the Money Orders paid at the Post Office amounted to over one thousand dollars, and two thousand in three days. The delay in the payment of some of the money orders presented from the 3rd to the 6th of this month was occasioned by this circumstance. It is not likely to happen again soon


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

At the entertainment at District 50 the boys had a mammoth stick of candy, about three feet long and eight inches around. It was put up and voted to the handsomest lady present. The competition was lively and the candy brought $25.50. Miss Anna Stone, one of the brightest pupils of the school, carried off the honors and the confection.


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H. H. Tammen & Co., of Denver, Colorado, have our thanks for the most beautiful Christmas present we ever saw. It is an inkstand made up of 50 Colorado mineral specimens, each neatly numbered and catalogued by name. Persons wishing for Colorado curiosities and specimens will be satisfactorily served by addressing the above named firm.


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The Commissioners met Monday and Mr. H. Harbaugh was unanimously elected Chairman of the Board for the coming year. Mr. Harbaugh is the senior membr and is one of the most careful and painstaking commissioners that has ever sat on the board, and his election to the chairmanship is a most deserving recognition of his worth in the management of county affairs.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

There was a great run on the money order clerk at the post office, Saturday, the last day of the year, but she did not suspend. Miss Kate paid out $984.30 for money orders, using up all the funds of every description in the office and drawing on the New York postmaster for the entire amount placed thee to the credit on this office and on the pocket of the postmaster for the balance.


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Suit was begun by the County Attorney Tuesday in the District Court against Mr. McRosey and George Osterhout, of the Adams Express Company, for violation of the prohibitory law. The information charges that they sold liquor in their office. This will be an interesting case as it will likely raise the question of the right of express companies to bring in liquors C. O. D., and collect the pay for the same here.


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In our notice of the Valley View entertainment last week, we neglected to mention the presentation of an elegant cake to Mr. J. F. Martin, by the school as a recognition of his valuable services to the Sabbath school and the general esteem to which he is held by the people of Valley View. Mr. Martin=s energy and the hearty manner in which he takes hold of anything of public interest makes him a most valued citizen.

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The business meeting of the Baptist Church was held Saturday evening. The church is in a most healthy condition. The membership is 192 and thirty new members have been admitted during the year. The following oficers were elected for the next year.

Clerk: J. C. Rowland.

Treasurer: James McDermott.

Trustees: C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson, J. B. Mann, B. F. Wood, and A. B. Arment.

Organist: Miss Celina Bliss.

Chorister: H. E. [?R.?] Silliman.

Officers of the Sunday School.

Superintendent: James McDermott.

Assistant Superintendent: B. F. Wood.

Secretary: J. C. Rowland.

Treasurer: J. S. Mann.

Organist: Miss Lola Silliman.

Chorister: George Cairns.

Their elegant new church building is fast nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks.



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Still the cry for just weights and a fair show for the farmers keep coming in. We present this week a resolution from the Tisdale Farmers= Alliance, directed to our City Council on the subject. The matter is resolving itself to the point: Shall Winfield make an effort to protect the farmers who have made her, from evils that everyone knows exists, or will she pay no attention to their interests, and go in the idea of every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost? We do not think that Winfield can afford to take the latter course. Winfield Courier.

If the Tisdale farmers above referred to will do their trading at Burden, we guarantee them fair treatment and honest weights. Enterprise.

Never mind, gentlemen. Winfield has come to the conclusion that it is best to protect the farmers, and fraudulent weights are now only the the result of the farmer=s imagination. Everyone is satisfied with the City scales and there are no more complaints by those who use them.


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The Business Men Talk, Eat, and Prepare to Harvest Unpaid Bills.

Last Saturday evening a large number of the businessmen of Winfield met at the Brettun House and organized an association that will be of more practical benefit to businessmen and the trading public generally then anything that has yet been proposed. The matter has been talked of for some time, but recent events brought it to a focus, of which the AMerchants@ and Business Men=s Protective Association@ is the outcome. The following gentlemen were present and assisted in the organization.

A. H. Doane, R. E. Wallis, J. A. McGuire, Will Hudson, A. E. Baird, W. J. Hodges, H. Brotherton, J. M. Dever, J. P. Baden, J. L. Hodges, R. E. Sydall, Lou Harter, Ed. P. Greer, J. B. Lynn, A. B. Steinberger, C. A. Bliss, D. L. Kretsinger, A. T. Spotswood, S. W. Hughes, J. S. Mann, W. B. Pixley, W. R. McDonald, A. D. Hendricks, Col. Wm. Whiting, J. G. Shrieves, J. W. Bacheldor, J. L. Horning, T. R. Timme, J. L. Rinker, J. P. Short, B. F. Wood, J. A. Cooper.

A committee consisting of the officers and a committee of eight or ten members were appointed to draft constitution and by-laws to be presented at the next meeting to be held at A. H. Doane & Co.=s office Thursday evening. The object of the organization is for mutual protection against the class of men who obtain credit at one place as long as possible, then change to another, and so on around, and for heading off dead-beats of every kind. A list of all those who are in arrears at the different stores will be made out by each merchant and filed with the secretary, who will furnish each member with a complete list of all who obtain credit and the amount. Then, when a person desires to buy goods on time, the merchant can go to his list, find out how many other firms in town he owes, and how long the account has been running. If he finds that the person desiring credit owes every other merchant in town, he can safely make up his mind that he is a D. B. On the other hand, if he finds that the person asking for credit has paid his bill and is reckoned good by the other merchants in establishing his credit, he will find no trouble in getting all the advances he desires. It will weed out the dishonest fellows and protect those who pay their debts and show a disposition to deal honestly.

The above, as near as we can state it, is the object of the association. Here alone, good, honest, straightforward men all over the countty have failed to get credit because there was no way to establish their standing while others who were no good have run annual bills all over ttown and never make an effort to pay. This will stop all that business and place them in a very unenviable light until their bills are paid.

After the adjournment of the meeting all repaired to the dining room of the Brettun and ate oysters and celery, drank coffee and cream, told vigorous stories of dead-beats and bill-jumpers, and treated each other to little bits of business experience that furnished points for future action. The supper was nicely served and thirty-nine sat down to the long table and took two or more dishes of AOysters-loonystyle,@ [NOT SURE OF THE LAST WORD???] with fruit and lighter refreshments thrown in. One of the most unfortunate features of the supper was that there were no toasts. Nothing is so delightful after a nice supper as to sit back in your chair and note the writhings of the poor mortal who has been selected to tell about AThe great American eagle, who laves his bill in the Atlantic and dips his tail in the Pacific,@ and to see him squirm when he finds that he has forgotten the piece and got the proud bird=s tail in the wrong pond. We were very anxious to see this duty performed and had about concluded to call out J. L. Horning or A. T. Spotswood, with W. J. Hodges and R. E. Wallis as possible substitutes, when the thought struck us that it might prove a boomerang and our desire for toasts immediately expired.

Among the ladies who graced the occasion were Mrs. W. R. McDonald, Mrs. J. L. Rinker, Mrs. J. B. Lynn, Miss Sadie French, Mrs. W. J. Hodges, Mrs. S. W. Hughes, Mrs. J. A. Cooper, and Mrs. W. B. Pixley.


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Cowley=s Insane.

Geo. Bloomhart has been admitted to the Topeka asylum.

Fanny Ray, who was sent to Ossawatomie about a year ago, died there recently. Hers was a kind of melancholy mania.

Wm. Marcus, an idiot, is also one of Sam Berger=s wards. He formerly lived in Richland Township, but has been under the care of the county for four years.

Cowley had five people in the asylum, and from the number of fellows who were sliding around after county jobs Tuesday, we should judge there are several who are not in the asylum.

Scott Biggs, who formerly lived on Grouse Creek is also at the poor farm. He was in the asylum ttwo years, pronounced insane, and returned to the care of the county. He is becoming very violent.

Mary Noalla, the German woman who is being kept by the county, having been refused admission to the asylum, is doing well on the poor farm. She has the Areligious mania,@ and prays and preaches all the time. Once in a while she runs away and scares the neighborhood.

Mrs. James, who was sent to the Topeka asylum some months ago from Beaver Township and who was so very violent, has been cured and discharged.

The young lady who was recently sent to the asylum, whose home was at Cambridge, this county, has been entirely cured. We have forgotten her name but the first part of it was Lizzie.


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The Money Loaning Business.

After years of various speculation, it seems now to be a settled fact that the West, and especially this section of the West, will need Eastern capital for many years to come. Several heavy Connecticut capitalists and corporations who have been casting about for a locality to invest their capital have selected Southern Kansas as being a safe place to invest in, and as the railroads make Winfield a very convenient point, have chosen this city for a center of operations.

Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., two Connecticut youths, will have the management of the funds. They will pay that money down as soon as papers are signed and there need be no delay in obtaining money from them.

Mr. James B. Moore, of the firm of Geo. W. Moore & Co., of Hartford, Connecticut, will make his headquarters at this office for the winter. These people have already over one million dollars invested in this section of the State and are certainly in a position to furnish money with as little expense to the farmers as any in the business. During the past week Mr. James B. Moore has approved and paid to the farmers over $17,000.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

County Printing.

The Commissioners last Tuesday unanimously awarded the County printing to the COURIER for the coming year at the rates prescribed by law, which continues this paper as the Official paper of Cowley County. All matters relating to the collection and disbursement of county funds, proceedings of the Board, Road Notices, and everything relating to County affairs are put before the people through this medium. It is the duty of every taxpayer to watch carefully these publications and keep thoroughly posted as to the condition of the public finances.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

The compositor who set up our statement last week of the opinion delivered by Senator Sluss on the township script business had been out New Year=s calling. We said the opinion was that the scrip was not legally issued. The printer left out the Anot@ and made us say it was legally issued. As this happened during the week of prayer, we do not know whether to excuse the printer on the ground of pre-occupation or attribute it to the New Year=s business.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

We notice going the rounds of the papers a statement that a law was passed last winter prohibiting divorced persons from marrying again until six months after the divorce was granted. Such a law was passed, but a proviso was attached saying that unless notice of appeal was given within three days after the divorce was granted, the law remained inoperative. So if any of our readers contemplate swapping wives, they can do it in four days, provided no appeal is taken, and there is nothing in the Astatoots@ to harm or make them afraid.


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The proud and happy holder of ticket No. 387 which drew the prize doll tturned up Saturday evening. He is not a newly married man as we predicted, nor was bashfulness the cause of his not coming forward. The simple fact is he had not taken the newspapers and wouldn=t have known he had a baby if someone hadn=t told him about itt. His name is W. E. Gilbert, of Salt City. The Asweet thing@ was turned over to him at half past four o=clock, and at thirty-one minutes past four he had swapped it off to Jake Goldsmith for $10.00. What on earth Jake wants with it remains to be seen. If we had it, we=d send it to boarding school.


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The Governor is Coming.

Governor J. P. St. John in answer to inquiries and solicitations writes that he cannot visit Winfield before the 15th to the 22nd day of February, when he will try to be here and address the people on prohibition. He will fix the precise time as soon as practicable, and we predict that the Opera House will be jammed full at the time. We will give the time in the COURIER in due season.




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Payson=s Lecture.

Notwithstanding the real and unfortunate illness of Mr. Payson last Monday night, he delivered the principal part of it to a very large audience. His physical condition prevented him from using his wonted vim and force in delivery, but he is a natural center and his effort was a pleasant success.The subject matter had been studied carefully and arranged gracefully, making the performance exceedingly interesting. Besides it contained a large amount of interesting information and true sentiment. A large number of citizens have requested him to repeat the lecture, which he has promised to do sometime next week.


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Through tickets at Kansas City cut rates to all points in the East for sale at the A. T. & S. F. Depot. W. J. Kennedy, Agent.


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The Markets.

The Markets this Wednesday morning are active and stock and produce coming in rapidly. Hogs are up, and buyers paying $5.75 for choice lots. This is true partly to competition among local buyers and partly to the local packing demand. Kansas City markets do not justify more than $5.70 in Winfield market. Wheat is firm at 80 cents to $1.20. Kansas City quotations on Tuesday were 88 cents to $1.25. How buyers here can pay within five cents a bushel of Kansas City quotations is more than we can tell, but they seem to be doing it. Corn is brining 42 cents to 50 cents. Kansas City quotaitons for Tuesday are 59 cents to 63 cents. The comparison of Winfield markets Wednesday with Kansas City markets of Tuesday show a difference on hogs in favor of Kansas City of 27 cents per hundred, on wheat 5 cents per bushel, and on corn 18-1/2 cents per bushel. Butter brings 18 cents to 20 cents and eggs 15 cents. Turkeys and chickens are the same as last week.


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A party of roughs amused themselves Sunday night at Sheridan Schoolhouse during religious services by stealing the collars from horses, taking bolts from buggies, crossing lines, cutting harnesses, and such like deviltry. Hereafter they will be watched as they are not unknown.


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Mrs. Gen. A. H. Green returned from Texas Friday night. She was called to the bedside of her dying mother, who died a few days after her daughter=s arrival.


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Charles Geiser, one of our best Beaver Township farmers, pleased us with a call yesterday.


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You=d better pay your blacksmith bill at Mater=s. Trouble is coming if you don=t. See particulars in another column.


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Dr. H. L. Wells has removed his office to the room over the post office.


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EDS. COURIER: I take pleasure in saying I have heard the Tennesseeans, and was never more highly entertained. Their plantation songs are inimitable, and their classical music would please the most fastidious ear. I consider them the very best troupe I have ever heard.


WINFIELD, KANSAS, Jan. 9th, 1882.


The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

Van Doren & Gunn, Surgeon Dentists, door west of post office.


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City Scales.

We have been appointed by the city council as the official weighmasters of the city. Our scales have been tested by the county clerk and our bond is filed. Our weights are now official and farmers will have no further cause for complaint by weighin on our scales.



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Teachers Directory: 1881-82. WINFIELD. MONTHLY SALARY.

Prof. E. T. Trimble, city schools: $90.00

Sarah J. Clute, city schools: $40.00

Mattie Gibson, city schools: $40.00

Allie Klingman, city schools: $40.00

E. L. Crippen, city schools: $40.00

Alice E. Dickle, city schools: $40.00

Alpha Hardin, city schools: $40.00

Lena Bartlett, city schools: $40.00

Mary Hamill, city schools: $40.00

Mary Bryant, city schools: $40.00

Mrs. W. B. Caton, city schools, $40.00

Celina Bliss, District 9: $40.00

Anna Harden, District 68: $35.00

Finnie Harden, District 116: $30.00

Mattie E. Minihan, District 1: $30.00

Ella Freeland, District 12: $30.00

Lillie M. Gregory, District 127: $30.00

Nettie O. Wanner, District 41: $35.00

Anna F. Cuppage, District 82: $30.00

Jennie R. Lowry, District 37: $30.00

Finnie E. Pontious, District 168: $25.00

E. L. Merriam, District 52: $34.00

Prof. E. P. Hickok, Disttrict 43: $40.00

C. W. Armstrong, District 30: $40.00

R. S. White, District 21: $40.00

J. A. Hilsabeck, District 10: $40.00

F. H. Burton, District 106: $50.00

M. H. Marckum, District 75: $40.00

D. J. Brothers, District 45: $35.00

Frank Akers, District 99: $35.00

J. S. Baker, District 48: $40.00

John Bower, District 65: $40.00

A. D. Stuber, District 31: $35.00

W. M. Coe, District 77: $35.00

T. J. Rude, District 50: $40.00

A. Gridley, Sr., District 57: $36.50


Teachers Directory 1881-82. ARKANSAS CITY. MONTHLY SALARY.

Prof. C. T. Atkinson, city schools: $75.00

Jennie Peterson, city schools: $35.00

Mary Theaker, city schools: $30.00

Susie Hunt, city schools: $30.00

Alice D. Herbert, District 35: $30.00

Nae Bebeductm District 32: $25.00

Linda Christian, District 33: $30.00

Sadie E. Pickering, District 34: $30.00

Jessie Sankey, District 51: $35.00

Rose L. Sample, District 80: $30.00

F. M. Goodwin, District 93: $30.00

E. W. Coulson, District 44: $33.33

L. C. Brown, District 53: $40.00

W. M. Henderson, District 89: $35.00

G. W. Crawford, District 96: $40.00

C. F. Cunningham, District 69: $37.00

J. B. Currry, District 36: $40.00

N. J. Waterburry, District 79: $35.00

C. G. Furry, District 6: $36.00

Teacher Directory 1881-82. BURDEN. MONTHLY SALARY.

E. A. Millard, District 78: $35.00

Mattie L. West, District 28: $28.00

Nannie A. Crum, District 90: $30.00

Thirza E. Dobyns, District 19: $40.00

R. O. Stearns, District 76: $40.00

Emma Burden, District 113: $35.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. DEXTER. MONTHLY SALARY.

Nellie A. Aldrich, District 5: $45.00

Etta B. Robinson, District 5: $30.00

Emma Elliott, District 49: $30.00

Ollie L. Keyes, District 70: $30.00

Elda Thayer, District 111: $28.00

Anna L. Hunt, District 56: $30.00

A. P. Cochran, District 40: $32.00

Kate L. Ward, District 88: $30.00

Luther Nellis, District 38: $27.50

Hattie Taplin, District 54: $22.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. ROCK. MONTHLY SALARY.

A. H. Limerick, District 24: $40.00

R. B. Hunter, District 29: $40.00

Albert Brookshire, District 26: $33.00

J. C. Martindale, District 73: $32.00

Alice G. Limerick, District 122: $30.00

Maggie Stansbury, District 23: $32.50


Teacher Directory 1881-82. TORRANCE. MONTHLY SALARY.

Laura Elliott, District 97: $35.00

Arvilla Elliott, District 14: $30.00

T. A. Mercer, District 7: $30.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. CAMBRIDGE. MONTHLY SALARY.

Howard F. Albert, District 16: $34.00

D. W. Ramage, District 117: $33.33

Maud Leedy, District 15: $30.00

H. T. Albert, District 15: $_____


Teacher Directory 1881-82. TISDALE. MONTHLY SALARY.

Jennie Davy, District 119: $27.50

S. A. Smith, District 46: $40.00

Wm. H. Funk, District 47: $31.66


Teacher Directory 1881-82. POLO. MONTHLY SALARY.

Mrs. S. Hollingsworth, District 60: $30.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. MULVANE. MONTHLY SALARY.

R. A. Hall, District 92: $37.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. RED BUD. MONTHLY SALARY.

Villa M. Combs, District 114: $25.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. WILMOT. MONTHLY SALARY.

Mary A. Tucker, District 22: $32.50

Lizzie Palmer, District 105: $30.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. OXFORD. MONTHLY SALARY.

William Wycoff, District 8: $40.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. NEW SALEM. MONTHLY SALARY.

Ettie Johnson, District 97: $25.00

E. L. Cook, District 30: $35.00

E. J. Hall, District 55: $45.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. BALTIMORE. MONTHLY SALARY.

Maggie C. Seabridge, District 109: $27.00

E. W. Woolsey, District 103: $35.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. MAPLE CITY. MONTHLY SALARY.

Ada Overman, District 28: $30.00

S. F. Overman, District 102: $33.33

A. H. Havens, District 86: $35.00

W. E. Ketcham, District 85: $36.00

R. H. Overman, District 58: $30.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. TANNEHILL. MONTHLY SALARY.

L. P. King, District 4: $33.33


Teacher Directory 1881-82. BOX. MONTHLY SALARY.

S. P. Firestone, District 94: $40.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. UDALL. MONTHLY SALARY.

Jennie E. Hicks, District 11: $36.75

George Wright, District 81: $40.00

Mrs. Minnie Bleakmore, District 71: $30.00

Teacher Directory 1881-82. SEELEY. MONTHLY SALARY.

Mrs. Lizzie Turner, District 13: $37.50

L. McKinlay, District 91: $37.50

Nannie McKinlay, District 25: $30.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. LITTLE DUTCH. MONTHLY SALARY.

R. B. Corson, District 125: $42.50

Porter Wilson, District 26: $40.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. CONSTANT. MONTHLY SALARY.

J. E. Grimes, District 115: $35.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. GLEN GROUSE. MONTHLY SALARY.

Emma Brrills, District 17: $30.00


Teacher Directory 1881-82. CEDARVALE. MONTHLY SALARY.

G. W. Bartgis, District 63: $30.00

J. R. Marsh, District 66: $35.00


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7. 168 acres, 65 acres in cultivation, good frame house 14 x 20, small stable, good water, 5 miles from Winfield; price $1,300.

9. 169 acres, cultivated 140, frame house 16 x 24, 1-1/2 story with addition 16 x 16, smoke house, granary, stable, shed, corn cribs, wind-mill pump, two mies of hedge fence, good bearing orchard, all kinds fruit, grove of 1,000 forest trees, schoolhouse on corner of land, 7 miles from Winfield; price $4,200.


5. 1 house and lot near Main street; 4 rooms in house, good well, some fruit trees and good sidewalk in front; well located; price, $1,000.

6. 2 lots with nice brick house and good basement; well wsith irron pump; finished up in good style; price; $1,200.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.


Items of Interest Gathered by the Courier=s Corps of Bright Correspondents.


Now that the holidays are past, everyone has settled down to the business of 1882. The continued open weather is being improved by almost all our farmers, their plows are turning the corn ground over, and indeed everything looks like spring. We can truthfully boast of a sunny clime this winter.

There is not much neighborhood news. The young folks that in the regular order of things should have been married this winter; seem to have postponed matters indefinitely.

The report that Frank M=s girl has gone back on him is a base slander.

A number of our boys are talking of trying Colorado in the spring if they can get their ma=s consent.

I understand that Wm. Sommerville has rented his farm with a view of getting into the grocery business at Winfield (a want long felt in your town). Mr. Sommerville is a first rate man and has energy enough to succeed anywhere. He and his good wife would be a valuable acquisition to any community. Trust he will make his mark among you.

We are all glad to see the great number of sheep that are being brought to this part of the county. Cowley is about ready for a woolen factory. Who would not be proud to wear clothing made at home from wool grown in Cowley county?

Our Literary has became an institution, and we think anyone can spend an evening with both pleasure and profit listening to embryo statesmen on the various subjects that are now agitating the public mind. We have a Farmers= Alliance, also, that meets every two weeks on Friday night. It is attended by all our best farmers, and will in time be a power in the land against oppressive monopolies. They elected officers last Friday: O. P. West, president; Dave Sellers, treasurer; N. B. Gould, secretary.

We are all waiting for the termination of the Guiteau trial, and trust that he will be hung higher than Haman of old. Yours, X.


APeal, peal, thou silver bells, What depth of joy your music tells!@

MARRIED. Your reporter was correct when he surmised that ere long the joyous peals of wedding bells would ring out upon the air, and send a thrill of joy to the heart of John Boylan and his fair young bride, nee Miss Scott. They were married on Thursday of this week.

Another old (?) Bachelor passed from a life of single Acussedness@ to a life of double Ablessedness!@ We bachelors hate to lose John, but as the old maid said, AIt=s what we must all come to some day.@ May peace and prosperity attend them as they travel along the matrimonial road, and may their path be strewn with roses, and no Ajars@ ever throw a shadow over their pathway.

Santa Claus left many little tokens of affection here and there which have gladdened many hearts, while to others he brought nothing but cold, comfortless homes, hunger and want, and to many, broken hearts and blighted prospects.

MARRIED. Mr. H. S. Buckner is making some improvements in the way of a house and stable on the northeast corner of his farm. It was a mystery to the neighborhood what Mr. Buckner wanted with two houses, but it is all plain now since the wedding.

Corn is nearly all in the crib. Wheat looks well.

Mr. Robert Mercer=s fine residence is nearing completion.

A very affecting incident occurred at our school a few days ago. There was scarcely a dry eye in the roomCcause, a smoky stove. The directors should see that the stove is put in proper condition for use, as its present condition renders it very unpleasant for the school.

We are glad to see the smiling phiz of Arthur Furman again in our midst. Arthur proved too much of a Atenderfoot@ to endure the hospitable (?) Treatment which life in the Afar west@ afforded, and of course returned to his first love.

Mr. McMillen has purchased the Hill farm, to which he will remove in a few days.

J. A. B. would like to know who put that sweet little doll on the Christmas tree, in dishabille. CEASAR.


MY DEAR FRIENDS: Having a few moments leisure I will improve them by conversing with you through the medium of the pencil, for the press ere you will be permitted to read it. Into our differentt homes the angels of peace, happiness, or sorrow have come with the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. May the New Year find us all ready to help others less fortunate than we, and at its close may the book of the ARecording Angel@ not be full of deeds that have caused tears to fall while tracing our actions, but may it glitter with letters of gold, and show only APeace on earth, good will to men.@

The Misses Bovee celebrated New Years on Monday eve by entertaining quite a number of friends and serving tea in an agreeable manner.

Mrs. Vance gave an excellent dinner on Sabbath to relatives and a few intimate friends, after Sabbath school, and a very pleasant but quiet time was passed by those present. Mr. and Mrs. Vance did intend to celebrate their tin wedding on Dec. 27th, but could not conveniently; however, they were happily surprised on receiving quite a number of useful presents from friends in commemoration of that day.

Mr. Gardners also celebrated New Years by serving a sumptuous dinner to a large circle of friends.

Mr. Kale improves the time and his farm by plowing with three teams when the weather will permit.

The representative of the Winfield Nursery was in this vicinity lately taking orders for trees, flowers, etc.

Mrs. Harris, of Winfield, spent one night and day with J. W. Hoyland=s family.

Rev. C. P. Graham is holding a series of meetings in the Walnut Valley Church.

Mr. John Dairs again made a very short visit to his friends, the Chapells, then left for his work on the survey in New Mexico.

Mr. Cayton lately left for New Mexico in quest of health.

Mr. Chapell is slowly improving.

Salem has a hall, but it is a bachelor=s hall, so don=t think it is one of those buildings that are springing up like magic, that we read about lately.

The twins are separated. Ed. Crane is off at Fort Reno, while his big brother is drilling a well for Mr. Geo. Gray.

BIRTH. And speaking of Mr. Geo. Gray reminds me that he is the happy father of a little girl.

Mr. Christopher is anticipating a fine time on his visit to his daughter and friends in Iowa.

Some of our youngsters attended the literary at Burden, but fortunately AOlivia@ declined with thanks and spent a quiet evening at home; but to those who did go, a fright happened that they did not easily get over. When coming home, in crossing Silver Creek, they found a very steep and bad place in the road, and as Miss Carrie Buck had her hands in her muff and was not expecting to take flight immediately, they were indeed surprised and frightened on seeing her bounced out and hanging by her raiment to the buggy, but finally dropped to the ground, and one wheel passed over her, bruising her side and hurting her considerably, but not seriously. She is very nearly well at present writing.

Mr. A. W. Davis, of Cherryvale, and his brother from Wyoming, passed through Salem last week, but only called on Mr. Joe Hoyland, we believe.

Some of Mr. Beasley=s family have been afflicted with diphtheria.

Mr. Pallet and family lately visited in Salem.

Quite a number of our farmers are hauling wood from Grouse.

We find the books in the new library quite interesting. New singing books are ordered, and we expect to hear some excellent music in our S. S. We cannot raise such a house full of pupils as our Moscow neighbors, but the faithful few can have a very interesting time. Everybody come and see if we can.

Health is quite good in our place excepting severe colds; croaking and coughing are on the programme.

DIED. A few days ago we were all sadly bereft of one dear friend and neighbor. Mrs. Frank Chappell Gledhill passed over the river and left her companion in sorrow to tread life=s thorny path alone. But he knows now that there is ASomeone at the beautiful gate watching and waiting for him.@ Oh! How sad, how solemn to see the slow moving procession carry off Mrs. Gledhill at the dark hour of half past three to Burden to take the train for her girlhood home, once more to meet the loved ones, but deaf to their words of endearment and grief. Not a joyous, happy bride and groom in the old home, but lifeless clay and a sorrow stricken man. The heavenly ABridegroom@ took her home, never to suffer pain and death again.


Some poetry followed...I skipped. OLIVIA.


After a protracted silence I once more raise my quill to record the happenings of this neighborhood.

Mrs. Martin will soon remove to Udall to engage in the millinery and dress-making business. While we regret losing her, we wish her success.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Walker were agreeably surprised one evening last week, by the appearance of a crowd of young folks who took possession of the house, and then proceeded to enjoy themselves during the remainder of the evening.

The Green Valley School after a week=s vacation is again in session.

Surprise parties are now the rage in this community. The last one was at Mr. Henry Martin=s, and the next one will beCno telling where.

I hope AOlivia@ and AJoe K. Little@ will keep up their fight, for if they are enjoying the racket, I am sure the rest of us are. Now, we have no quarreling in our neighborhood, but then we have no Abloody chasms@ and Aimaginary stations,@ butt a real, bona fide stationCminus the depot, and that is only a question of time.

County Superintendent Story deserves the highest praise for the earnest endeavors he is putting forth to secure for the teachers of this county the benefit of a permanent standing in the branches in which they are required to be examined. This is a move in the right direction, and the teachers will fully appreciate the efforts put forth in their behalf.

It is rumored that two of our young folks have taken upon themselves the yoke of double wretchedness, but the yoke has not been confirmed.

Fritz congratulates the COURIER upon its reaching the ripe age of ten years, and couples with his congratulations the hope that during the years to come, it may enjoy the unbounded prosperity it so richly deserves. FRITZ.

January 9, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: Wheat looks well. Farmers have most all of the corn gathered.

MARRIED. Mr. Charles Medaker and Miss Jennie Page were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on New Year=s Day. May their lives be happy and their hearts never be burdened with sorrow.

Star Valley had a Christmas tree this year; the first one ever had in that community. They all had a good time, and none were forgotten in the way of nice presents.

Mr. Robert McGuire was the happy recipient of a beautiful inkstand. Now, why can=t Bob write for the COURIER?

Star Valley also had a necktie festival the week before Christmas, which was a very enjoyable affair. A beautiful cake was bid off to the prettiest young lady. Miss Sarah Wilsohn and Miss Ida Grove were chosen as the belles of the party, and after a hot contest, the cake was awarded to Miss Wilson. We accepted an invitation to help Miss Wilson devour the prize on Dec. 22nd, and will say that it was indeed delicious. We wish she had another cake and would invite us all to help eat it.

Last week Mr. William Crow hauled off two loads of turkeys. Mr. Crow is a thorough farmer and stockraiser, and now has over one hundred head of fat hogs.

Jake Walker had a pleasant little social hop on last Friday night. We received an invitation, but owing to circumstances which were unavoidable, could not be present. We are informed that it passed off very pleasantly.

Jan. 4th, 1882. CANE.


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Governor St. John will address the people of this county at the Opera House in Winfield on Sunday, February 19th, at 2 o=clock p.m., and at 7:00 in the evening. There will be no mistake about this that human foresight can prevent. The house is engaged for that day, all the seats will be provided there is room for, all seats will be free, and no admission fee will be charged.

In our opinion the Governor is the ablest and finest orator which the temperance agitation has produced, and his intimate knowledge of the affairs of our state, his unwavering courage, consistency, and devotion to his principles, and the honor and affection with which he is held will fill the house to its fullest capacity.


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EDS. COURIER: In the COURIER of last week was the first attempt I ever saw to put schools and churches on the same level with traveling shows. Please allow me to differ with you. I do not know which church you like the bestCI shall not ask, it is the principle that I care for.


I had always supposed a local paper desired to publish local news. I have frequently been asked for items of news by editors, about the church of which I had charge. I believe Winfield editors are as anxious to please their subscribers as editors in other places. Yet, during the past montth I have heard a great deal of complaint that the Winfield papers did not speak about the churches. Some have said that if there was not a change in the papers, they would change their subscription, they could hear more about Winfield from some other county papers than from those published at Winfield.

I do not know how much advertising for churches and schools was done before I cam here, but I know that since I came here but little has been done for the church I represent, as we have had but little that called for advertising. When the Methodist camp meeting advertised, they paid for their work, at the COURIER office, from a third to one-half more than they would have paid for the same work done elsewhere. This was paid, and no complaint made. A short time since, the COURIER published a manuscript of mine, which, had I given it to another paper, I could have received $10. I gave it to the COURIER because it was the desire of the peopleCit was what they wanted, and I gave it to them. Then when I wanted a few copies of the paper, I paid full prrice for them, I did not ask for complimentaries nor grumble that they were not given. The Tennesseeans came to Winfield under the auspices of the church. Three dollars worth of tickets were given to the COURIER office, and not a line of advertisement, except a little note from Mrs. Adams. This may have been a mistake or intentional. However that may be, ladies who usually get up church entertaiments, are so occupied with the entertainment that they frequently forget to send complimentaries where they had intended to send them, besides they often do not have tickets to send.

If schools and churches were money making institutions then you might grumble. If they get money it is for some public good which makes the town better, to buy libraries or improve churches. If it were not for schools and churches, I do not know who would read the papers. Every advance to schools and churches increases the circulation of papers and books.

Many of the businessmen of Winfield are either members of one of the differewnt churches, or closely connected with one of them. Their names are found in the advertising columns of your paper each week, for which you say you are well paid. These men have a common interest in the welfare of the school where their children attend, and of the church to which they belong. Any news about the school or church is what they want; they are willing to pay you well for their advertising that you may live and be of public benefit. You and they are well aware that the more of education, and the more of christianity there is in any community, the better is society, and the better is business and the wider circulation do newspapers have. You owe your existence to schools and churches, and no man ought to grumble about speaking well of his mother.

I tinbk it would be well to remember that churches and schools are not traveling shows. They are a permanent institution, a local benefit, and the people of the county who read your paper are anxious to know how they come on. If you are obliged to crowd out any paid advertising to notice the schools and churches, then you can complain; but I am quite sure most of your readers would be more pleased and benefited by a notice of church or school work than they are by some of the unpaid matter that now appears in your paper.



The writer of the above seems to misapprehend the purport of the editorial to which he alludes. Let us be understood. We have a high respect for the Methodist Church. It is a mighty engine for good in this community. Many of our valued advertising patrons, a great many of our subscribers, and many of our most intimate friends are members of that church. We have the kindest feelings for it and its members, and particularly for Rev. Mr. Tucker, whom we respect for his fearless energy and stalwart work for his church, for temperance, and other interests of this community. We are always happy to meet him, and if he would call oftener and stay longer, it would please us more. He has always treated us with kindness and courtesy, and we have endeavored to treat him in the same way. There are a great variety of items of news connected with churches which we are always glad to get for publication, and are thankful when members or others hand them in, but it cannot be expected that we can be everywhere at the same time, and know all that is going on in each of the churches, so if we fail to get some of these items, it is because no one present has furnished them. Clergymen are not bound to furnish us with marriage notices and a great many other items which they have opportunities to pick up, but when they do so, we esteem it as a favor.

It is none of these to which we allude. We referred to cases in which church societies and others get up lectures, concerts, entertainments, or suppers for the purpose of raising money for some particular object. In such cases ladies and members of the church society often contribute, each for his own church, time and money to prepare the entertainment, and expect to get returns from the general public by selling tickets. The publisher of a newspaper should be considered as one of that general public, and might be expected to attend with his wife and pay for his tickets like others, but should not be expected to contribute his time and money in the preparation as though he was a leading member of each and all these churches, for this would be five times, to the most liberal churchman once. Much of the success of these schemes depends upon liberal advertising in the newspapers, and it would certainly be just to pay the publishers for it at the same rates that others pay. We do not see the impropriety in putting Achurches on the same level with traveling shows@ in this matter. But as we don=t do so, but give the amount outright, we don=t like to be squeezed any farther in the matter, and those who recognize this fact get credit with us for courtesy.

Mr. Tucker is mistaken in the statement that we did not give the Tenneeseeans Aa kube if advertisement@ except a little note from Mrs. Adams. We gave them 20 lines in the issue of the 5th and 8 in that of the 12th, makinbg 28 lines, which at regular rates make $5.60, which is pretty good pay for six tickets. When we wrote the editorial in question, we were not aware that any church was interested in that show, but ourr local was, and had prepared several local notices of it for the last issue, but being short of hands, his attention was so absorbed on the mechanical work of the paper that he did not observe that they were omitted until too late, a circumstance which we deeply regret.

In regard to the poster job for the camp meeting to which Mr. Tucker alludes, our regular rates would have been $22, and we do not know where he could have got the work done for less, but we charged only $18, and received only $12. It is claimed, however, that the balance should be paid by the temperance branch of the meeting.

If the fact that churches and schools are public benefits and create a demand for newspapers, books, pictures, preachers, teachers, buildings, and goods of all kinds is a reason that newspapers should work for them without pay, why should not preachers, teachers, builders, and other persons do the same thing? Why does not Mr. Tucker refuse his salary? Why did you pay men for building churches?

Mr. Tucker is unjust to himself in putting on this coat, for of course it would pinch, and we will add that we shall take pleasure in assisting him and the Methodist Church, as far as we can reasonably afford, in every good work.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.


A Red Bud correspondent inquires of us if there is a law giving a bounty on hedge fences that will turn stock.

There is a law on the statute books passed in 1867 and amended in 1871 allowing out of the county treasury $2 per year for eight years as bounty on each 40 rods of such fence, but provides that it shall not take effect in any county until submitted to a vote of the people of that county when, if carried, the assessor each year shall examine and report on such fences. So of course the law is not in effect in this county.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.


Caldwell Post man one of the defendants in Danfords $100,000 damage suit; editor tries to get funny over it.

Oscar Rhein, cowboy, corrralled at Dallas, Texas, proves to be one of the Caldwell gang, and will be taken to scene of crime.

In a case where cattle were driven into the Indian Territory March 1st, remaining two years and assessed taxes in Kansas, supreme court holds taxes only collectible first year.

The Chickasaws and Choctaws are violently opposed to the building of the Atlantic and Pacific road through their country in the Indian Territory, and have sent a delegation to Washington to secure the cooperation of the President in their behalf.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.


Ex Saint went west Saturday.

Sheriff Shenneman has gone to Topeka with a lunatic.

James Foster, one of our best farmers, called last week.

Mr. McMillen, of Winterset, Iowa, made us a pleasant call Saturday morning.

J. P. Baden paid out last year over thirty thousand dollars for country produce.

The colored folks are having a big revival at their church in the south part of town.

Mr. S. Firebaugh called last Saturday, and renewed his subscription to the COURIER.

J. B. Evans, of Vernon, called last week, but he has no time to fool away this bright weather.

Spencer Bliss started Wednesday for Iowa on a business trip, and will be absent about a month.

F. M. Cooper, M. D., Winfield, Kansas. Chronic diseases a specialty. Office South Main street.

ACreswell Chimes@ is written by a valued correspondent from whom we are always happy to hear.



The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Homer Fuller has moved his office across the hall from the one formerly occupied by Gilbert & Fuller.

MARRIED. Married by Rev. E. P. Hickok, January 12, 1882, Mr. Charles C. Doan and Miss Mary Cochran, all of Winfield.

Episcopal Church in the Courthouse at 11 a.m. and 7 evening. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to our home.

Frank Hunt, formerly of Winfield and predecessor of S. H. Myton in the hardware business, has been appointed postmaster at South Haven.

Winfield has been unusually fortunate in the matter of snows this winter. We have been blessed with the twenty-seventh one this week.

The article headed ASheep Items@ on this page is written by one who knows what he is talking about and who is accustomed to the use of the AFaber.@

Dr. Hawkins, of Dexter, was very low with lung fever last week and Dr. Emerson was sent for. But little hopes were then entertained of his recovery.

Mrs. Rigby goes to Topeka Saturday to meet her husband. They will be located there this year and Mr. Rigby will preach to the people along the line of railroad this side.

Messrs. Wilson and Hostetter returned from a trip to the Territory last week in search of Jake Keffer and Hostetter=s horses which strayed away. They found them on Turkey Creek.

J. W. Hamilton hs turned up again, this time at Douglass where he tried to get some whiskey at a drug store and got badly pounded up for his pains by the clerk. He didn=t get the whiskey.

Rumors have been current that the Supreme Court decision invalidates the bill appropriating the money for the Dutch Creek Bridge. The bill received the constitutional majority and is all right.

Quincy A. Glass returned from Chicago Thursday. He had a pleasant visit and brought back two archery books and a successful vaccination. He stopped one night with Frank Williams.

R. B. Craig, the large soap manufacturer of Leavenworth, and an old friend of ye local, has sent us a box of his finest soap as a New Year=s present. The gift is highly appreciated and fills a long felt want.

The Ladies= Library Association holds its regular monthly meeting in the library rooms, at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Officers and members are requested to be present at each meeting.

The Ladies= Christian Temperance Union will meet in the lecture room of the Methodist Church the second Saturday in each month, at 3 o=clock p.m. Teachers and ladies from the country are cordially invited to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Olds will return from Eureka Springs February 1st and take charge of the Olds House. They intend bringing a first class cook with them, and all who desire the best accommodations will do well to secure board.

J. V. Hines, the postmaster at Dexter, called last week and told us something about his real estate and loan business. His card will be found in another column and we can promise that his customers will be pleased and satisfied with him.

Be sure and call on the Winfield Jewelry House for anything in their lind, as you will be convinced that there has never been a finer and better selected stock of jewelry and Holiday Goods been brought to this city. Also, compare prices.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Prominent members of the Christian Church are working up a building fund, and a handsome new church will be erected before many months. Mr. S. A. Cook, Architect, has completed plans for an elegant building, 40 x 60, cut stone with basement.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

MARRIED. Mr. John A. Case and Miss Alverda Ward were married at the residence of Rev. J. E. Platter Tuesday morning, January 19th. Mr. Case is the gentleman whose house was burned some weeks ago. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Irv Randall.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We received a pleasant call from Mrs. A. B. Steinberger one day last week. She expressed herself well pleased with her Winfield home. She had many friends here in her school girl days who will remember her as Miss Ida Mann and are glad to have her back again after her six years residence at Howard.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We would call attention to the new advertisement of P. H. Albright & Co. The fact that the firm has charge of such a very large amount of Eastern capital is a guarantee that they are honored and trusted by the most prudent of men, those who have money, and that they can furnish money on the most favorable terms.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Every time Fred Hunt writes A. B. Lemmon=s name, he squeezes out one of the m=s. He looks more like a lemon squeezer than a tonga anyway. But just to keep him from coming back at us and saying, Ayou=re another,@ we will remark that he is doing splendid work on the Courant, making it glow with sense and sparkle with wit.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Col. Alexander left Monday morning for Florida to spend the winter. He will travel over the state, take his time, and enjoy himself. He has promised to tell the readers of the COURIER something about the land of magnolias and orange blossoms, when he finds leisure to do so. We know of no one who can tell it nicer than the Colonel, for as a caustic, pleasing writer he has few equals.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

J. W. Hamilton seems to be up to his old tricks yet. He was in Douglass the other day trying to get whiskey from a drug store man and got elegantly pounded. It seems that he and a Douglass man had slept together in another town when Hamilton told him that Ahe was a detective, hunting up whiskey cases.@ When Hamilton appeared in Douglass, the man went around among the citizens and told them of it, and when the Adetective@ tried to get whiskey, he met with a warm reception. Of all the liars and dead-beats that ever lived, Hamilton is the most towering success. He is about the only man we ever knew who made lying a profession. The last time we saw him he was deaf and dumb and carried a little slate on which he wrote lies.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Peter C. Croco has purchased of Bryan & Harris the Frederick Gaertner land in Beaver Township. Mr. Croco is from Ohio and is a young man of means and energy, and will make a valuable addition to Beaver Township and Cowley County. Our readers will remember an article that appeared in the COURIER last spring commenting on a letter from a man who didn=t want to own land in a state that passed a prohibitory law. Frederick Gaertner was the letter writer. Mr. Gaertner wished to sell because of prohibition and Mr. Croco, who buys him out, comes to the state because of prohibition. We have gained the more than we have lost in this instance.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Mr. A. J. Burgaur left for Philadelphia last week. During his absence he will purchase a large stock of goods for the Bee Hive andCwell, it might nott be right to say anything about it, but he and Mr. Hahn are perpetrating a fraud on the public. Hahn bought a nice dwelling-house the other day, and when we said that such a purchase indicated matrimonial intentions, he blushed and looked guilty. We now honestly believew that he blushed for his partner. Estus [?], and that Burgaur was the real culprit. If it proves so, we will be found at the business end of the biggest tin horn when he returns. [NOT SURE OF NAME...BURGAUR & BURGAEUR WAS USED IN ARTICLE.]


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We received a very pleasant call from Prof. Z. A. Coleman, of the ATennesseeans@ Concert Troupe Tuesday. Prof. Coleman is a perfect gentleman and an enthusiastic musician, and in conversation is as entertaining as any person we have ever met. He was born a slave, but worked his way North, went to work in a hotel, and with his wages paid for schooling and music lessons. He worked unceasingly, learned to read and write fluently, and, aided by a natural talent for music, soon acquired prominence in musical circles. He is now one of the best practical musicians in the country.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

A splendidly dressed, wild looking woman was circulating a petition on the streets one day last week for money to assist her sick boy. She took in many quarters and a lawyer. The next day it leaked out that she had come to town in the morning, well dressed, put up at the Brettun, and after changing her clothing started out to make the collection. The boys all had sympathy and silver for the poor thing and she reaped a rich harvest. The next morning she paid her bill and left for other fields. C. C. Harris was not taken in.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Our abbreviation of the school report of district 75, week before last, brought a storm down upon the head of our friend, M. H. Marckum. Give it to us, but don=t blame Marckum. As he sent it in, it was one of the neatest reports ever received at this office, but we attempted to summarize it and made the figures so confoundedly that we don=t blame the scholars for raising the old Harry. We expect to be called to account for our wrong doing by two or three rosy cheeked school girlsCand we hope they won=t disappoint us.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We were compelled again last week to delay the publication of two columns of correspondence from over the county. If this was the first or second time we had done it, we would not feel compelled to apologize, but it is the fourth or fifth, and knowing the annoyance it must occasion the writers, we are as sorry for it as can be. Hereafter we will see to it that all is published which reaches this office on Tuesday=s mails. The matter which should have gone in last week will be found on the front page.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The Tenneeseeans=s Concert on Tuesday evening consisted of singing by 5 ladies and 5 gentlemen, all colored, was a very excellent performance in point of skill, taste, melody, and deportment. The voices were all rich, musical, and well trained, and some of them, especially the heavy base, were quite extraordinary. The music selected was well suited to their voices and the audience frequently testified their delight by rounds of applause. The house was packed full and all seemed delighted.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Abe had a lamp explode at his house the other night and then howled about Apoor oil.@ No one else has complained about poor oil since Wallis & Wallis advertised their 175 test, and A. T. Spotswood & Co., their AWater Spray,@ in the COURIER. Of course, Abe don=t read the COURIER and therefore don=t know where to buy oil. But hold out. Perhaps he read the coal oil ad=s in this paper and wanted some himself. Slick fellow, he is.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The Mt. Olivet Commandery of Knights Templar of Wichita, Kansas, will give their second annual reunion and banquet on the evening of February 8. It will no doubt be a grand affair, as Wichita entertainments always are. It would pay our Knights Templar to accept the invitation. The invitations printed by the Eagle office are beauties.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Jerry Partridge brought a new wife home from Michigan, and Saturday gave an old-fashioned infair at his father=s, in Sheridan Township. All unite in the praises of the fair bride, and her judgment in the selection of a husband. We would advise her to be cautious, as our game laws forbid trapping partridges at this time of year.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Captain Scott, Postmaster Topliff, and Cashier Farrar, of the terminus, were doing our city Friday. Mr. Topliff was going west into Barbour County and Scott and Farrar escorted him this far on his road. He went on alone and anxious friends are praying for his safe return. We don=t think he=ll get lost.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Winfield has a broom manufactory that has been in operation over six months. This will be news to most of our readers, and we only found it out accidentally. Would it not be well for the broom men to let the people know something about them through the medium of the COURIER?


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We are sorry Judge Torrance sent young McCain [??? Thought his name was McLain???] to Leavenworth. A friend told us yesterday that Ahe would take everything that came along.@ It would be a good plan to havd a man of that kind around and when the small pox comes along, let him take all there is of it.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The communication from AGranger@ is declined with many thanks. It is excellently written and we should gladly publish it were it not for the fact that it has already appeared in another paper and we do not care to duplicate it and incur the charge of stealing.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Mount Zion Church, United Brethren in Christ, will be dedicated January 29th, Bishop E. B. Nephart, D. D. Officiating. Services at 11 o=clock a.m. The church is situated six miles west from Winfield. All interested are cordially invited to attend.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

A very interesting revival meeting is in progress at the Presbyterian Church, but we have failed to attend and have not gathered the particulars.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

A few young folks tried skating, for the first time this winter, on last Tuesday. The ice was not smooth enough for good skating, however.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Mr. John Sparr and his sister, Kate, of Rolling Green, Kansas, came over yesterday moprning on a short visit to friends and relatives.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We are glad to learn that Mrs. Philip Stump, who has been very sick ever since leaving here, is now convalescing.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

It does seem as if Fred had given a good deal of space to the Dutch boy, but then anything to fill up.


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The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Mr. E. James, one of Windsor=s leading citizens, and an old COURIER subscriber, called in Wednesday.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

McD Stapleton, the Aold reliable@ merchant of the Grouse valley, has purchased an interest in a Cedarvale store.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

A. B. Taylorr is teaching in district 30.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The Commissioners visited the poor farm Tuesday morning.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

John M. Keck sold his big farm in South Bend to a New York man last week for $9,000. This is the old Lem Cook place, which John paid $4,000 for two years ago.

The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Jennings & Troup have fitted up their office in first-class style. It is a mighty comfortable place to spend an hour, although they wouldn=t have us say it for a dollar.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

County Attorney Jennings went down to Atlantic City, Wednesday, to try a case on a grand larceny charge. A farmer in Bolton Township is charged with stealing a harrow and plow.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., have taken the front rooms, upstairs, in the post office building, and have fitted them up nicely. They put up a mammoth sign, Tuesday, across the front of the building.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Dr. Marsh, of Tannehill, called in Tuesday. The Doctor is as jolly and genial as ever, and is enjoying a lucrative practice. Beaver is fortunate in getting such an excellent physician and citizen.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Pleasant Valley Republicans will meet at the Odessa schoolhouse January 30th at 7 o=clock p.m., to nominate candidates for the various township offices. V. B. MEYER, Chairman, Committee.




The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The net proceeds of the ATenneeseean@ concert to the M. E. Church fund will be about $36. Mr. Holloway is full of resources when it comes to making up a deficiency in the church finances, and he is generally successful.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The Ladies= Christian Temperance Union will meet in the lecture room of the Methodist Church the second Saturday in each month, at 2 o=clock p.m. Teachers and ladies from the country are cordially invited to attend.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The Republicans of Rock Creek Township will meet at Rock Schoolhouse, on Saturday, January 28, at 7 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of selecting candidates for the various township offices. S. P. STRONG, Chairman, Township Committee.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We heard from our friends, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Baldwin, who are living at Silver Cliff, Colorado. They are prosperous and happy, and Frank has become robust and healthy. Our Assistant Local is duly proud to learn that their little daughter, seven months old, is named Jessie Millington Baldwin.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The first quarterly meeting of the Winfield city charge, church of the United Brethren in Christ, will be held at the Victor Schoolhouse January 14th and 15, 1882. Rev. P. B. Lee, the presiding elder, will be present and conduct the services. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

J. H. SNYDER, Pastor.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Captain C. M. Scott once had the honor of being a Adevil@ under Frank Hatton, the new Assistant Postmaster General. It was in Springfield, Illinois, and Frank was foreman of the Republican office. Captain Scott and he have always remained in the friendliest terms. C. M. Says Hatton is one of the best printers he has ever seen on a case.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Watt, of Pleasant Valley, will entertain a number of the young gentlemen and ladies of that locality Friday evening at their home. Mr. Watt has a class of young men and Mrs. Watt a class of young ladies in the Sabbath school, and for them the entertainment will be given. There will be oysters and lots of other good things, and with Sam Watt and his estimable lady as hosts, the young folks will have a glorious time.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

James B. Moore, representing the Travelers Insurance Co. and Geo. W. Moore & Co., of Hartford Connecticut, will make his headquarters with P. H. Albright & Co., in Winfield this winter. Mr. Moore contends all the western loans of the Travelers Insurance Co., and Geo. W. Moore and Co., which amounts to over one million dollars. He is one of the pleasantest gentlemen we ever met and as a businessman has no equal in the west.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The law firm of Jennings & Buckman has been dissolved. Mr. Buckman has taken rooms across the hall from those occupied by the firm. This was one of the oldest law firms in the county, and their success has been won by hard work and faithful attention to business. They now each hold an office of trust, and stand high in the confidence and esteem of their fellow men.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Mr. E. P. Sowers, of Dexter Township, has invented a very successful plan of keeping wolves from his sheep. For some time wolves have been carrying them off, and he had tried several schemes without success until finally he conceived the idea of fixing a dummy in the corral, with a lighted lantern in its hand. Since he put this up he has not been bothered. He finds tracks of wolves on the bluffs around, but none come near the sheep.

It costs him five cents each night to keep the light going. Before he conceived the dummy idea, wolves killed eight of his sheep in one night. He has six hundred sheep. Mr. Sowers came to Cowley from Ohio about eight months ago and bought the Wilson farm. He has since built several miles of stone fence, and is making one of the best stock farms in the county.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Prof. Charles P. Painter, the horseman, came up from Arkansas City Monday. He has formed an excellent class there, and is awakening a great interest among the terminus people on the question of horse government. Prof. Painter is one of the best horsemen in the country, and his system of managing horses is worth a great deal to persons who handle stock. He will lecture here again Saturday week, when several persons are going to bring in their wild mustangs for him to experiment with. He says he will take the wildest horse in the country, and in twenty minutes will drive him to a single buggy without lines, bridle, or whip. A man brought in a balky horse the other day, a splendid-looking animal, that was never known to pull a pound. In less than a half hour the Professor made him pull a dead weight of over twenty hundred. The owner would have sold him for forty dollars before he brought him in. He couldn=t be bought now for a hundred.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Hackney=s Old Neighbors.

Gov. St. John some time since wrote to Senator W. P. Hackney for information concerning the working of the prohibitory law in this county. Hackney answere fully and completely and of course made a splendid showing. Soon after, the governor visited Illinois and made some speeches, one of which was to a very large audience at Hackeny=s old home. During his address he drew that letter from his pocket and read it to the crowd. When at the conclusion of the reading, he stated that the letter was written by one whom his hearers well knew, and that his name was W. P. Hackney, the whole audience responded with enthusiastic cheers, loud, long, and repeated. The governor imagined that if Hackney knew the war hearted esteem which those cheers indicated, he would be the proudest man in Kansas.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Does Advertising Pay?

Most assuredly it does, as the sequel to this will prove. A few weeks since the COURIER was pleased to favor the Traveler with an Aed.@ in its local columns, and the following, which will explain itself, is the result.

MAPLE CITY, KANSAS, December 28, 1881.

EDITOR TRAVELER: Having stopped the COURIER, and feeling the need of a good county paper, I have decided in favor of the old reliable ARKANSAS CITY TRAVELER. I think, from the way Pap Millington goes for you, there must be an improvement in the Traveler, hence I want it.

Send it right along. H. L. C. GILSTRAP.

AWait for us some more.@ ED. Traveler.

The COURIER, or something else, made our friend Gilstrap so sick he could hardly stand or talk, when he Astopped the COURIER.@ When he gets well, he will think better of it, and remove the injunction from that small part of the edition which was not sent to him.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

The Markets.

The produce market this morning (Wednesday) is more active than it has been for some time. Large amounts of dressed poultry are wanted for shipment and home consumption, and the price is up. Dressed turkies bring 9 cents per pound, and live turkies 6-1/2. Dressed chickens bring 6 cents, and live chickens $1. to $2 per dozen. Eggs are bringing 15 cents, and butter 20 cents. The grain market remains about the sameCwheat 75 cents to $1.20 per bushel, and corn 45 to 50 cents. Hogs are booming along, and the receipts today are large. Mr. Cottingham, of Fairview, sold a very fine lot for $5.65 per hundred, to be weighed in the wagon. Other lots are going at from $5.50 to $5.55.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Walnut Township.

There will be a peoples= caucus at the Olive Schoolhouse north of John Mentch=s, on Saturday, the 21st, at 7:30 p.m., to put in nomination a people=s ticket for township officers of Walnut Township. MANY CITIZENS.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Township Meeting.

A meeting of the Republican voters of Walnut Township will be held at Frank Manny=s Saturday, January 28th, at 2 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for township officers. S. CURE, Chairman Township Central Committee.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Tisdale Primary.

TO VOTERS OF TISDALE TOWNSHIP: There will be a primary held at Tisdale, Thursday, Feb. 2nd, at 3 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of making nominations for township officers.



The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

District Fifty.

The following is a report of the Kellogg School, district 50, for the month ending January 10. Average enrollment 53, attendance 51; pupils neither absent or tardy, 15.

Pupils having an average of 83 percent and upwards in deportment, recitation, and examination.

Fifth Grade, Anna Stone 92, Dell Stone 88, Charles Smith 95, Marion Clark 87, and Jacob Ward 85.

Fourth grade, Frank Evans 88, and Arch Ward 85.

Second grade, Laura Waite 855, Alice Evans 80, Preston Gualt 88, and Eva Overly 85.


Many pupils of the school standing high in recitation and examination are debarred from this list of honor by bad deportment or tardiness.

T. J. RUDE, Teacher.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Creswell Chimes.

The party of four who went down with Capt. Evans to take a look at the U. S. Snag boat AWichita,@ now lying east of Pawnee Agency, have returned and made their report that she is there, and will come up when they have a sixteen inch rise in the river.

The mail routes to Sac & Fox, Osage Agency, and Wellington, now carried twice a week, will be increased to three times per week next July, and the route to South Haven extended to Caldwell.

The Canal company are ready to turn the water in as soon as the mills are ready, which will be about one month yet. The new mills will charge but one-eighth for toll, which gladdens the hearts of our farmers.

It is wonderful the amount of gameCdeer, turkey, etc., that is shipped from this place. The cattle men on the Cimarron River declare the hunting must be stopped, as it frightens their cattle and makes the festive steer run wild. Where one deer is slain, a dozen are wounded and left to die, and not one turkey out of fifty killed, reaches the State before it spoils.

Farmers are plowing, and hens are supplying the egg market as though it were spring.

Many farmers are selling their stock hogs, not having corn sufficient to keep or fatten them.

Great interest is manifested at the religious meetings that are still held every evening, and much good is being done. O.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Township Scrip.

EDS. COURIER: Since there has been so much said about that Winfield township scrip business, I suppose it is about time for me to rise and explain. I will say that I am no repudiator. The very active part I took in disorganizing old Winfield township was for another purpose. For those who think there is only one side to that scrip business, I will say that the Township Board were full advised by our County Attorney and two of our very best law firms.



The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.


I will offer at auction the entire stock of Millinery and Ladies= Furnishing Goods of Mrs. E. F. Stump, at her old stand on Main street, Saturday, January 21st, 1882. The last chance. Come early and buy often. These goods are not all remnants and culls. A great part of the stock is of late purchase. A. P. JOHNSON, Assignee.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Teachers= Association.

EDITORS COURIER: Please announce that the Teachers= Association of the Central Division will meet in the Winfield school building, Saturday, January 28th, at 10 o=clock a.m.

The following programme indicates the teachers of the Central Division, and the work assigned them for the next meeting.

1. Manners and Morale: How Best Taught. F. H. Burton, Anna Hardin, and A. P. Cochran.

2. How to Study. S. A. Smith, S. P. King, and Emma Elliott.

3. Public Spelling. E. P. Hickock, A. H. Stuber, and Celina Bliss.

4. Lessons on the Use of the Globe. R. S. White, W. M. Coe, and Ella Grimes.

5. How to Study Literature in the Common School. M. H. Markcum, John Bower, and Nettie Wanzer.

6. Spelling ClassesCtheir Uses and Abuses. A. J. Brothers, Jennie R. Lowry, Fannie Harden, and Laury Elliott.

7. Ventilation. A. P. Cochran, Ella Little, Lillie M. Gregory, and Frank Akers.

It is hoped that the meeting will be largely attended by the intelligent, energetic teachers of this and the adjoining divisions.


T. J. RUDE, President.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Horticultural Society.

The Society met in regular session, called in order by the President. S. E. Burger elected Secretary pro tem.

Minutes of meetings of Oct 1st and December 3rd read an approved.

Mr. R. I. Hogue, delegate to State Society meeting, made a written report, which was on motion received, and request made that report be published in County papers.

The following members paid their annual dues of 25 cents each: J. F. Martin, F. A. Williams, J. O. Taylor, R. I. Hogue, A. J. Thompson, John Mentch, and S. E. Burger.

Treasurer Robertson reported cash received for 1881: $8.50

Cash paid out: $7.10

BALANCE: $1.40

Motion prevailed that the society pay R. I. Hogue $5.25, which is one-half of his expenses as delegate to State meeting.

Topics proposed for February meeting, AGrowing Sugar Cane, and planting of fruit trees,@ to be discussed by Messrs. Taylorr, Hogue, and Gillett.

Society proceeded to elect officers for coming year as follows.

President: J. F. Martin.

Vice President: A. R. Gillett.

Secretary and Librarian: Jacob Nixon.

Treasurer: Geo. W. Robertson.

Trustees: J. W. Millspaugh, J. O. Taylor, S. E. Burger.

Committee on Orchard: A. R. Gillett.

J. F. MARTIN, President.

S. E. BURDEN, Secretary Pro tem.


The Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Sheep Items.

BOLTON TOWNSHIP, January 16, 1882.

As the sheep interest in Cowley has become one of considerable importance, perhaps a few items from this locality would not come amiss.

In 1881 Bolton Township had but 63 sheep. At this time I know of over 4,000, and the number will be doubled before another winter, as most sheep owners are anxious to add to their flocks. The winter has been a very favorable one, and where there is plenty of range, little or no hay or corn has been fed. Mr. Pink Fouts, at Willow Springs, Indian Territory, ten miles below us, has a flock of 4,000, and reports his sheep fat. He has but sixty tons of hay and does not expect to feed half of it.

Scott & Topliff have 2,500 head and about 70 tons of hay. They have not fed yet, except their Merino sheep shipped from Ohio last fall.

Most flock masters dipped late last fall, some not until the middle of November. Mr. Fouts had to dip twice. The first time he tried the AScotch Dip,@ and pronounced it a failure, and afterwards used a preparation of lime, creosote, arsenic, and a whole list of other drugs. The last dip proved effective.

Mr. Croker, west of Bolton, is grazing his sheep this winter and don=t intend to feed at all. He has his house on wheels and follows them from one range to another.


Mr. Hill, just in the corner of Sumner Co., shipped a carload of Colorado wethers to St. Louis a few weeks since, where they sold for $2.16 each. The freight on a single decked car was $70. When the yardage $10., fee $6., and commission $5, was deducted, the sheep netted $1.31 per head. They averaged 78-1/2 pounds, and sold for $1.75 per 100 pounds.

Mr. Andrews has a large flock in Silverdale Township. He prefers losing lambs in the spring rather than in the fall, and will have his lambs come in April. Flock masters differ, as well as others. Many do not believe in taking the chances until grass is sufficiently plentiful to afford plenty of feed for the ewes, and the ewes plenty of milk.

Very little complaint is made against wolves, but dogs are a great annoyance in every direction.

I notice in the Texas Live Stock Journal that flock masters of western Texas are petitioning Congress for an appropriation and the appointment of a committee to investigate the diseases of sheep and the maladies that infest them from eating poisonous weeds, claiming they have neither the skill nor facilities for such an investigation. If such a committee is appointed, it might be well enough to have them look over Cowley County and Southern Kansas.


Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Messrs. Frank S. Jennings and M. G. Troupe have formed a co-partnership in the law business. No two men in the State of Kansas are better fitted to work together than these gentlemen. They are both lawyers of acknowledged merit, thoroughly acquainted with all branches of the practice, and chuck full of legal lore. They will take rank with the leading firms of the Southwest at once.


Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

SEELY, KANSAS, January 13, 1882.

The Crooked Creek Library Association held their third annual meeting January 4th. House called to order by the Secretary, Mr. D. W. Pierce, chosen Chairman pro tem.

Treasurer=s report read and adopted, and Librarian=s report read and approved.

Officers elected for the coming year: Mr. D. W. Pierce, President; Mr. George S. Cole, Vice President; Bert Copple, Secretary; Mr. S. A. Hood, Treasurear; Mrs. J. N. Hood, Librarian; Mr. Geo. B. Cole, P. J. Copple, and Jacob Hopkins, Library Committee; and Albert Pierce L. H. Senseny, and Mr. T. Thompson, Trustees.

Adjourned to meet the first Wednesday after the first Monday in April.

BERT COPPLE, Secretary.



Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Money Loaning.

Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., are making quite a revolution in the money-loaning business. They have approved and paid twenty-five thousand dollars worth of loans since the first of January. On the old plan of having to send the papers east to have them approved, it would have taken two months to do the business that they do in fifteen days. Now the parties who furnish the money are here on the ground themselves and as soon as an application is made, they examine the property and pay the money without further ado. They start business here controlling more capital than any firm in the state, and this is the reason why they can give such excellent rates. Parties who want loans should give Messrs. Albright & Co., a call. Their officers are in the front rooms over the post office.




Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Liberty Township.

The Republicans of Liberty Township will meet at Rose Valley Scholhouse on Saturday, February 4th, at 2 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of selecting candidates for the various township offices. JUSTUS FISHER, Chairman, Township Committee.


Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

WINFIELD HIDE HOUSE WANTS to purchase all the wool, hides, furs, and pelts of every description. They are exclusive dealers in Hides, Wool, and Furs, and can do better by tthose having such goods to sell than any one else. This is the only exclusive Hide and Fur House in the Southwest. One door South of the Commercial House, on Main Street, Winfield.


Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

Weigh your hay, corn, etc., on Wilson=s new six-ton Fairbanks scales near Read=s Bank, main street.


Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

FARM FOR SALE. 160 acres, 60 acres broke, good story and a half house, frame, of three rooms, plenty of fruit, peaches, apple, and cherry trees bearing, three wells of water. Farm situated about 2 miles South West of Seeley Station on A. T. & S. F. R. R., soil equal to any bottom land, price $1,000, $700 down and $300 on 2 years time. Enquire or address Ira L. McCommon, Winffield, Cowley County, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We want it distinctly understood that we have carried a lot of accounts on our books as long as we itend to. The bills are due for work and labor, we can collect them and we will.

Men who we have accommodated pass by our shop on the other side instead of coming in like honest men and paying up. We have born this till patience has ceased to be a virtue and those who owe us will hear something drop unless they come in and pay up, at once. Mater & Son, and Mater & Kibbie.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Star Valley.

EDS. COURIER: Wheat looks well.

Some of the farmers are plowing for spring crops.

Our school is progressing finely under the supervision of R. B. Hunter. R. B. is a live man, and is in the right place.

We also have a Sunday school; Mr. Mendenhall is superintendent, Albert Brookshire, secretary, and Miss Lane chorister. Besides there is Singing school every Friday evening, and bookkeeping school every Tuesday evening; both taught by our friend, Mr. Hunter.

News is scarce, nobody getting married, no fights and no lawsuits.

R. L. McGuire has moved into his new residence, and Bob is furnishing a room. I guess he is going to take a partner to share his happiness. Go ahead, Bob, we=ll dance at your wedding.

John Lane is building a stone corral for his cattle. Tom Mack is helping him. John is a worker, and tries to make both ends meet.

John Richard sold a fine lot of hogs the other day.

Star can afford some new hitching posts, which are being put up by Ben Lane. Every Sunday evening about 4 o=clock p.m., Tom Mack saunters off south. Wonder where he goes?

Cal Rader also goes south, but he goes in a wagon and can be tracked. He has a road where he turns around at the bottom of the hill.

Mr. Martindale has built him a new barn. No more cold horses for him. If a few of our farmers would follow his example, better and fatter horses could be seen HUNGMA.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Notes by the Way Side.

EDS. COURIER: After a cessation of hostilities for two weeks in Dist. No. 75, trouble again began this week. Ye pedagogue made a tour, during the holidays, of Elk, Chautauqua, and western and northern Cowley counties, ostensibly in search of the picturesque, but more especially for rest and recreation, and the recuperation of wasted energies. The former he found in unstinting attendance, the latter he enjoyed beyond his most sanguine anticipation, and finally returned with three pounds additional avoirdupois. It would be a pleasure to give a detailed description of his festive rambles and the mirth, jollity, and hilarity that were crowded into these brief two weeks with friends, acquaintances, and old school companions. Particularly is he indebeted to Messrs. Zerger of Grenola. Aley of Cedar Vale, Hargrove of Cloverdale, J. J. Johnson of New Salem, Hall; and

J. W. Tull of Grouse Valley, and Rev. Thompson of Baltimore, for their kind treatment, generous hospitality, and excellent entertainment. The Aley brothers he found in tthe enjoyment of much felicity and prosperity, and to say that they do not deserve it would be doing them an injustice. If success is the standard of merit, these gentlemen are certainly entitled to much worldly honor, and are destined to win victories at every undertaking in the race of life. T. S. is heavily engaged in the stock business, Prof. Jim is busily occupied in sprouting ideas at Grenola, while Frank is deliving deep down into Blackstone and Kent, and trying to lose himself in the labyrinth of meshes of the legal profession. He will take a course at the Chicago law school in the spring. C. M., who has frequently entertained the COURIER circle with descriptions of his wanderings in the West, and his views and opinions of men and measures in the East, is permanently located at Colorado Springs, in the office of the Rio Grande R. R. as short hand reporter at a good salary. And last but not least, Rev. A. Is accomplishing much good for the cause of Christianity in Montana and Idaho territories.

Christmas ye pedagogue spent with the family of J. J. Johnson; and J. J., and his estimable lady and accomplished daughters and much esteemed son and lady, are happily situated and are enjoying the blessings and pleasures of this life to an extent permitted by only a few mortal beings. Santa Claus did not forget to lavish a few of his presents upon the inmates of this household. J. J. received a mustache coffee cup, while his better half=s features now wreath in smiles over Mark Twain=s ARoughing It.@ Miss Etta was remembered with Shakespeare=s complete works and fifteen volumes of Chambers Encyclopedia. Miss Alice was treated to the poet Owen Meredith=s complete work. Mrs. Earnest J. Was favored with a handsome cabinet-sized album, while Earnest and Mountain Johnny now wear beautiful neck ties.

Mr. Zerger is happy in the enjoyment of an extensive trade in the agricultural implement business and Mr. Hargrove is in the height of glory as a successful merchant and miller, and is actually coining the Afilthy lucre.@

J. W. Tull, ex-editor of the Lazette Eagle, is as jolly as ever, and is the telegraph operator of the Grouse Valley.

At Howard City, a peep was slyly taken at Prof. Simson=s department of the city school. As principal he is deservedly popular. Ye pedagugue very much regretted that time did not permit him to visit the various departments of the excellent schools of this thriving and bustling metropolis.

However, as Gov. St. John was the center of attraction, he was necessarily obliged to hasten onward in order to hear his Honorable Majesty orate upon the evils of intemperance, and speak in defense of his recent proclamation. After remarking that he did not appear in the interest of any partyCalbeit he was a life-long republican, and hoped he would always have reasons to adhere to the true principles advocated by that partyCbut that he firmly believed the liquor traffic was injurious to the children of Democrats and Greenbackers as well as those of Republicans. He read the preamble to the State Consitution and clearly demonstrated that the power to enact and repeal laws was inherent in the people. That it was not strinctly a confiscation of property to prohibit the manufacture of the misery-making liquid, as is strenuously maintained by a certain class of politicians whose political aspirations were stronger than their spinal column, morally speaking, any more than the removal of a slaughter-house, or a public nuisance by a city council. That there was no compensation in the latter and therefore should be none in the former. But he was perfectly willing to strike a balance account with the manufacturers of the vile stuff, putting on the one side the misery and unhappiness caused in thousands of homes throughout the land, and weigh the tears of the drunkards= wives and children, against comforts and blessings that flowed from its use ever since the time of Noah, on the other side. On these conditions only would he agree to a compensation, let it fall on which side it would. The history of families, relatives, and friends the world over amply illustrate that the cursings overbalance the blessings derived from its use. That it was just and right to prohibit was shown by the fact that prohibition had been practiced from the beginning of the world, inasmuch as one was not privileged to steal, murder, commit adultery, etc., and a violation of these did not necessarily prove the law a failure. The dram-seller is actually a public criminal, for he destroys the peace, happiness, and prosperity of the masses of mankind.

Gov. Bushyhead of the Cherokee Nation is the only governor who had dared to even express sympathy for St. John in the position he has taken, and a letter from Gov. Bushyhead was read, strongly supporting the cause of temperance. Prohibition is absolutely a success among the Cherokees; and the governor of that nation thought the policy that is good for the Indians cannot possibly be very bad for the white man.

St. John has labored under the impression all his life that a white man was just as good as an Indian as long as he behaved himself. A violation of the prohibition laws of the Cherokee Nation not only forfeits citizenship, but the property of the violator is confiscatedCin fact, for the enforcement of this, law mobbing is sanctioned. The plea that a certain class of drunkards could nott live without their accustomed dram was proven to be absurd by the fact that those criminals who had served a term of imprisonment in the penitentiary, many of whom were habitual drunkards, never died in prison, but on the contrary came out robust and hearty, and intemperance is not permitted inside the prison walls. The statute gives protection to buzzards, dogs, and other animals, and prohibits racing on the highway, but does not afford the slightest protection to boys against the evils arising from the rum traffic. Governor St. John=s proclamation was assailed only by the leading daily press of the State, because of the fact that they are subsidized by the whiskey element. A large majority of the newspapersCand to their creditCare in favor of prohibition. He had as much right to issue the proclamation as had Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and to the power thatCthe will of the peopleCsustained the latter he was willing to submit his vindication. The policy of sending missionaries to the Indians and heathen should be reversed.

The Governor declared that he had taken a firm stand in the cause of temperance, would give no quarters, and asked none.

The revenue derived from the sale of liquor as a means of paying off the national debt was no argument in favor of intemperance; and it should make one blush to think of sacrificing honor and happiness to pay the debt in such a way.

A fence is now around the liquor traffic, and future legislation would make it a barbed wire fence. The Governor read some statistics of Maine to illustrate the force of his arguments, which space forbids giving. In Edwards County, Illinois, there are only four mortages under prohibition, and it has a population of 17,000. The sum total realized from the sale of liquor in Kansas in 1880 was $4,000,000. This amount is sufficient to build the west wing of the State Capitol, costing $500,000, and leave a liberal appropriation of $160,000 for each of the chief public institutions of the State, and leave a handsome sum to be placed to the credit of the paupers of the State. If the voices of the people decided that the cause of temperance was too low and degrading for a Governor to engage in, he was willing to abide by their decision. He closed his sensible and practical lecture by an earnest appeal to young men, which was full of pathos, feeling, and good advice. The writer can conscientiously toss his hat in the air and raise his gentle voice to make the Awelkin ring@ for Governor St. John and prohibition.

Will attend to the neighborhood gossip, and incidents, in the next communication.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Stevenson=s Smithsonian Institution exploring party during its researches in New Mexico and Arizona, the past summer, report having discovered a deserted city sixty miles long cut out of the rocky face of a winding cliff, some of the houses containing four or five dwellings one on top of the others. On top of the plateau were found many ruins of temples of worship, builtt of well-cut square stones; and a comparison of the collections of pottery and implements gathered in the cliff houses by the exploring party with those obtained in the Pueblo villages strenghtens the theory that the Pueblo Indians are the degenerate descendants of the once powerful race that built the ruined cities of the plains and then retreating from some warlike foe, carved out these singular dwellings on the sheer walls of dizzy precipices. They found in them (it may be for centuries) botth fortresses and homes. Perhaps the hieroglyphic inscriptions seen by Mr. Stevenson will one day be deciphered and found to contain the tragic history of the wasting away by famine and war of this ill-fated people, who, like the coneys of the Bible, made the rocks their refuge.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.



There were 123 varieties of apples exhibited.....also reports on peaches and other subjects. The general recommendation of the meeting (re apples) was that the Ben David and Mc. Pippin apples were the most profitable for this state. The latter is a seedling from Mr. Hornby of Jackson County, Missouri. Mr. Bracket, the secretary of the society, gave it the name. The Winesap was objected to because of its insufficient roots. The Summer Rose, Smith=s Cider, Copes, White, Jeffriys, and Gilpin were recommended....


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Lumber Business.

The Courant of the 23rd has an article scoring the lumber business of this city in which it represented that there are two lumber firms in this city, both foreign and both pooled together, for high prices. It is not so strange that Abe did not know there were more than two lumber yards in this city as that he should know there were any, for we believe that neither is in the habit of informing the people of what they are doing through the newspapers. For the same reason we should not expect either to do enough business so they could afford to sell at low prices. As they may be a little short, we will give them all a free ad. There are three large lumber yards in this city, viz. The Chicago Lumber Co., G. B. Shaw & Co., and last but not least J. H. Bullen & Co. The two former may be foreign companies, but the latter at least is half domestic for J. H. Bullen, an old resident of this city who has invested all he has in this county and city at different times, $1,700 of which was in city lots within the past year, and pays all his taxes here, is a half owner of the lumber concern, the other half being owned by his brother who lives in Wisconsin and is there a partner in a lumber producing firm worth near $1,000,000, and there is no danger of this firm being frozen out. We do not pretend to know whether there is any lumber pool exisiting here or whether prices are too high or not but we do not think there is such a monopoly that it could not be remedied by competition.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

South Fairview Items.

EDS. COURIER: In the absence of one better qualified, I take it upon myself to send you a few items from this vicinity.

I notice quite a number of our enterprising farmers have taken the advice of the COURIER, and up to this week have been turning the soil preparatory for spring planting. Last Monday, however, came as a gentle reminder of the fact that we were in the midst of winter.

A union meeting is in progress at the Walnut Valley Church, ably conducted by Reverends Rose and Graham. Judging from appearances much good is being done.

Our worthy County Surveyor is playing smash with the supposed lines about Little Dutch. The Government lines having by some means disappeared, Surveyor Haight has been employed to establish corners and in every instance he is running wide of the supposed lines, throwing out full grown hedges, cutting through orchards, and in one instance running through a house. Moral: Look out for the government corners and do not let them get lost.


DIED. Mrs. John Jones was buried at the Little Dutch Cemetery last Saturday. She was one of the pioneers of this Township.

Mrs. Mark Barrick has been very sick for the past week. She is under the treatment of Doctor Emerson.

Mrs. J. O. Vandorsdal [? Thought it was Vanorsdal?] is slowly recovering. She has been confined to her room since last September.

There seems to be quite a lively tussle who is to be the boss at the Dunkard Mills when the present proprietors [? DO NOT KNOW IF ONE OR MORE...THEY HAD NO APOSTROPHE] lease closes. Several parties are trying to secure the mill for another year. It would seem to an outsider as though there must be some money in milling. All the interest we farmers have is for an honest man to secure the prize.

Township election will soon be here, aspirants for honors seem to be scarce. The offices are not worth much in our Township. For ourr new justice elected last year a new docket was purchased, and he has never yet had an opportunity to spoil its looks with ink. The motto of our people: honesty. We elect officers only to comply with the law.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

We are told that Tell W. Walton, the bright editor of the Post, is one of the defendants in Danford=s suit for damage in the sum of $100,000. If in addition to the loss of his $180 deposit, he should have the whole $100,000 to pay, it would cut down his profits for 1881 at least one half.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

The Courant Awants to know@ which side we take in the controversy between the preacher and the COURIER. We are for the preacher, of course. Between the Island Park, Gen. Green, and the Courant, he gets knocked around enough without our help. Then we never quarrel with a preacher. It is best to be on good terms with those who have influence at court.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

The people=s caucus in Walnut Township nominated A. Howland for trustee, A. Frazier for clerk, Frank Weekly for treasurer, T. Euell for justice, and D. W. Fergusen and A. Mentch for constables. The Republicans will hold their caucus on Saturday. Giles W. Prater is talked of as trustee and no better man could be named. If he is nominated, he will be elected because he is the right kind of a Republican, always there, always energetic and popular.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

AD. Feed for Sale, By the hundred or by the ton at the DUNKARD MILLS, LITTLE DUTCH.

Also Flour and Meal at the lowest prices.

J. J. MORTON, Miller.




Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.


Will White was down from Richland Saturday.

Old papers for sale at the Courant office, on Eighth Avenue, east of Main street.

Mr. S. S. Holloway is getting much better, and was able to get downtown Monday.

The Courant is about to put in a new Potter press in place of the old Cincinnati, now being used.

Geo. Rhodes has bought the Champion Furniture Store and will stock it up and continue to run.

Miller & Dix drove twenty head of fine beef cattle through town Friday. It was a fine lot of steers.

The notice of the grand wolf hunt, which takes place today, was accidentally omitted last week.

F. M. Cooper, M. D., Winfield, Kansas. Chronic diseases a specialty. Office South Main street.

>Squire Sam Phenix@=s genial countenance grazed our streets Monday evening. Sam is the happy proprietor of a grist mill.

Miss Alice Klingman was surprised by a visit from a number of her young pupils last week. They took the house by storm, and had a glorious time.

MARRIED. Mr. Theodore Henniker [? Honniker?] and Miss Mary McPherson were married Tuesday evening of last week at the residence of the bride=s father in Richland Township.

Rev. Rose came down from Douglass Saturday and made the COURIER a pleasant call. He has been assisting Rev. Graham in a revival meeting in Richland.

Deacon Harris was fifty-eight years old Saturday, and Mrs. Harris got up a family feast in honor of his birthday. The Deacon=s younger now than many men of twenty-five.

Mrs. W. D. Crawford, an old friend of Pleasant Valley, but now residing in Ninnescah, called on the COURIER Monday. Mrs. Crawford is one of Cowley=s most intelligent ladies.

Mr. J. H. Saunders, of Tisdale Township, is selling off his cattle and devoting his exclusive attention to the sheep business. He sold $2,100 worth of cattle to Mr. Morehouse last week.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Martin, of Vernon, lost their little baby boy last week. None but those who have experienced it know how hard it is to give up one of these little house-hold jewels.

The Winfield Bank statement published in another column shows over $127,000 in deposits. This remarkable showing is due to the fact that the COURIER carries its balance with the Winfield Bank.

John Haney=s house came near burning up the other day. The fire caught in the roof, dropped through on the bed, and burned up some of the family=s clothes before it was detected and put out.

Miss Jennie B. Hane, who has been spending some time in Topeka with Mrs. W. C. Garvey, returned on Saturday last, much to the delight of her many friends, to whom her absence seemed a long time.

One of the largest eastern insurance companies has adopted Mr. J. D. Pryor=s business Calendar. It is one of the nicest things John=s inventive mind has yet conceived and is invaluable to businessmen.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.


Mr. Prewett, brother of J. T. Prewett, from Brown County, is visiting here and looking over the country. He and J. T. spent a pleasant hour with us Saturday, and we hope he will conclude to locate here.

There are one million head of sheep in the state. Cowley County has one hundred thousand, or one-tenth of the sheep interests of Kansas. Why was Cowley not represented at the recent Wool-growers= meeting at Topeka?

Our enterprising second-hand dealers, Hambric Bros., are doing a rushing business. A great many of the goods they keep are new, but remnants of stocks that have been sold at auction.

Captain Scott and Postmaster Topliff have bought another thousand sheep, out in Barbour County. They now have nearly four thousand and will pull much wool next spring. It will be fun around the ranch when lambing time comes on.

Mr. O. S. Ticer, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, arrived in town on last Monday, having been called here on account of the serious illness of his brother, Mr. T. O. Ticer, of this place, who we are sorry to record, is not expected to live long. Miss Mattie Ticer, of Emporia, arrived on last Saturday.

Nearly one-fourth of the sheep interests of the state are located in Cowley, Sedgwick, Sumner, and Butler counties. Would it not be well for the wool growers of these counties to organize a District Wool Growers Association? Let us hear from wool-growers on this subject.

Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.


DIED. Mrs. A. W. Berkey died very suddenly at her residence in Arkansas City last Saturday. She had been sinking for some time with consumption, but it was not suspected that she was so near death=s door until Saturday morning. Her husband was in Kansas City and was wired in time to catch the K. C. L. & S. Train and came in Saturday evening, but too late to see her alive. We deeply sympathize with him in this affliction. Mrs. Berkey was a daughter of Judge James Christian, and was born at Lawrence in 1859. She was the first child baptized in the Episcopal Church in the State. The loss of this, his eldest daughter, is a sad blow to the Judge. She has been the mainstay of his declining years, and since the failure of his eyesight, she has been almost the only light along the pathway of his life.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

A gentlemen called in the other day and asked if we exchanged with the London Times. Unfortunately just at that time we had cut off the Times from our exchange list, owing to a nefarious article that appeared about Susan B. Anthony. Since then we have received an explanatory letter from the proprietors, in which they express themselves as very sorry for the reflection cast upon our ancient maiden; that the article was printed while the editor was away at a state convention, and did not reflect his sentiments by any means. The explanation is satisfactory and we have put the Times on our list again. We will lay it away for the inquiring exchange fiend. If he calls for it but once a week, he had better bring a cart as the Times has been enlarged a column to the page.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Mrr. Ed Roland afforded a pleasant evening to the young people by inviting them to a phantom party at the residence of Mrs. Millington, on last Monday night. A gay and happy company responded to the invitation, and made most excellent ghosts, although hardly as silent as a spectre is supposed to be. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Rembaugh, Mrs. Boyer; Misses Hane, Scothorn, Klingman, Beeny, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jackson and Carruthers; Messrs. W. H. And W. A. Smith, Roland, Harris, Fuller, Webb, Robinson, Connell, Crowell, Bahntge.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Frank Manny brought us a fine bunch of radishes from his brewery hot house last Friday. He is brewing out all sorts of vegetables, Agarden sass,@ and flowers, and will soon be able to supply customers in any quantity, and the most radical prohibitionist need not fear to visit his extensive works. In one of his hot houses he has 4,000 pounds of glass to cover his beds. Frank is irrepressible and if he is not to do one thing, he will do another. He is bound that his property shall be put to some use. We honor his pluck, his good nature, his intelligence, and clear cut good sense.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Small pox is slowly but surely traveling westward and our time will come before many days. Out of two hundred deaths from small pox in New York, but one case where the patient was successfully vaccinated proved fatal. Let everyone vaccinate and have their families vaccinate. It is the only sure protection from this dread disease, costs but a trifle, and an ounce of preventive in such cases may save your life and those of your family. Take our advice in tthis and vaccinate at once.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

In our communication by Horatius, ANotes by the way side,@ the musical part of the entertainment at Mr. J. J. Johnson=s was unintentionally omitted. It was the most interesting feature of Christmas evening=s programme. Mrs. John Swain, organist of the Presbyterian Church of Winfield, has natural abilities as a musician, and displayed them with credit to herself. Misses Allie and Ettie and Mrs. Lillie J. as vocalists are hard to excel, while Mr. Swain and Earnest Johnson are immense on bass.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

We received a letter from our old friend, C. M. Aley, last week. C. M. Is now in the employ of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company as stenographer, has a splendid situation, and is having a glorious time. He will soon take a run down to Durango and over several of the D. & R. G. Branches and promises our readers another of his spicy letters. C. M. Is one of Cowley=s most talented boysCone of the kind that win by pure force of merit.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

DIED. Uncle Johnny Brooks died at his home on Grouse Creek last week. Mr. Brooks has for years been one of Cowley=s best citizens and most prosperous farmers. Somewhat eccentric in his manners, he was yet kind hearted and true to his friends. He had filled many responsible positions during life, and in his old age gave up the battle surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and many friends. Peace be to his ashes.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

The Baptists occupied the lecture room of their new church last Sunday and the one before. Work on the main building is going rapidly forward. Rev. Cairns has sent home over a thousand dollars, and says he intends to send another thousand before he returns. When the Christians get their new building up, Winfield will certainly be a city of churches Awith tapering spires, pointing the way toward the skies,@ etc.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Governor St. John will speak at the Opera House on the afternoon and evening of February 19th. There is no misunderstanding about this business, but the Governor will be here at that time, and he has so informed us by letter and Senator Hackney by word. The Opera House has been secured and all those who desire to hear our Governor on the subject of Prohibition can have an opportunity to do so.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Mr. M. Stoddard brought us in two eggs Monday, laid by one of his hens, that were on the shanghai order. The largest was nine inches in circumference, the long way, and seven around. This is a common occurrence with this hen and her eggs always lay common hens in the shade. Mr. Stoddard will set the old hen to raising chickens and we look for a brood as large as ostriches.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

MARRIED. Mr. A. B. Quinton was married on Wednesday evening, the 25th, to Miss Georgie Chapman of Topeka. They were given a fine reception on the evening of that day by Mrs. Geo. W. Veale, whose son was married the same day to Miss Tinkham. Mr. Quinton was here in business with Mr. Chapman, and has many friends here. We extend congratulations.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

The Courant claims to have employed a first-class subscription [?liar?] who places its circulation at 4,500. The magnificent appearance of that sheet, the vast amount of composition it exhibits, and the bright local work Fred gets into it, would together tend to prove that statement the truth. Nothing short of 4,500 would warrant the issue of such a paper.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

We went to Sunday school last Sunday for the first time in two years. It was the M. E. School, and there were two hundred and sixty scholarsCentirely too many for successful work. Miss Ida McDonald conducts the singing, and of course the singing is good. The M. E. Church gained a valuable member when Miss McDonald moved among us.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

The Winfield Courier entered on its tenth volume the week before last, and is one of the most prosperous papers in the state, and its proprietors place the value of the office at ten thousand dollars. Miss Jessie Millington has become an assistant local editor on the Courier. Fredonia Citizen.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

DIED. We are sorry to note the death of Mrs. Summerville, wife of Wm. Summerville, of Tisdale, which occurred a week ago last Saturday. Mrs. Summerville was a most estimable lady and leaves a large family. She was buried at her old home in Iowa.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

The Ladies Library Association will hold its regular semi-annual meeting for the election of officers, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. in the Library Rooms. All are earnestly requested to be present. By order of Secretary.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Episcopal church services in the Courthouse on Sunday, at 11 a.m. and 7 in the evening. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. All who have no spiritual home are invited to worship with us.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Our Sunday Morning.

We went out Sunday morning to hear Rev. McClung preach. Having heard his sermons highly spoken of during the two weeks he had been preaching here, we expected to hear a magnificent discourse. In this we were disappointed. The sermon in itself was very commonplace. The minister took for his text AThe power of a name,@ and dwelt at length upon the use of nick-names and the familiarity with which persons used each others names in conversation. He was very much opposed to this, and thought that everyone should hold in reverence the name of a friend, be it what it might. He then spoke for some time on the power of Jesus= name on the heart of a Christian; how it carried with it a feeling of peace and joy and contentment. The speaker was eloquent, his discourse was full of life, vigor, and magnetism which carried the audience with him and made all wish he would talk longer, but if you ask yourself what new train of thought was advanced, what new idea brought out, or what real benefit might be derived from the half hour spent in listening to the discourse, we do not think any could be shown. Our idea of a minister is one whose mission is to teachCto lead men upward and onward toward a better and a higher life, and while we love to listen to smoothly-flowing sentences and well-rounded periods, our enjoyment is much more when they are bristling with new thoughts, new truths, and new light for the dark corners of our belief. But few men speak well who speak extemporaneously. All the rhetoric of the world will not make a good sermon, but is a powerful help when applied to a well-digested subject.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

One Isaac F. Moore, of Arkansas City, was arrested Tuesday by County Attorney Jennings on a charge of selling liquor. He plead guilty to two counts, and was fined $100 in the first and 90 days in the county jail in the second. He was put in the custody of Marshal Sinnott, but during the night got away, and is at present conspicuous for his absence, while Sinnott mourns and refuses to be comforted. Under the circumstances Moore will not be apt to return, which is perhaps as well as if he had remained, been an expense to the county, and returned to his lawlessness when his time was out.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

THE MARKETS. Wheat today (Wednesday) is about the same as last week and perhaps a little stronger. $1.10 to $1.20 is the ranging price. Hogs are selling at $5.75 for best and $5.50 for medium; chickens bring $1.50 to $2.00 and turkies 7 cents per pound live, and 9 cents dressed; eggs being 12-1/2 cents; butter 20 cents. The receipt of hogs has fallen off considerably since last week. Wheat and other produce also comes in slow. The prices are a little firmer all around.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Mr. Herman Jochems spent several days of this week in the city. He is well pleased with his business location at Atchison and is doing well.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Money to loan on good City or Farm property at the lowest rates, and paid when papers are signed. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

New Salem.

Again, dear readers, I greet you. How often I think of some of your familiar faces and mentally say AGod-bless you,@ when I cannot see you and show by words and deeds that it is really meant. Time is g ently floating us down the stream, yet we do not complain for Aover the river@ sorrow and sadness never come.

The general health in this vicinity is pretty good, and spirits are up and down or just as each one feels inclined, sedate, gay, or sad; and you don=t know which mood Olivia usually is in, but don=t think it is blue, for it is not.

There was a very enjoyable social at Mr. Vance=s on last Thursday eve, and though there was not a large concourse of people, yet the supper was excellent; the candy was bought in our own little burgCand was very sweet, and was all sold, and quite a profit on it, too. Each and all seemed to be pleased with themselves, their neighbors, and everything in life, from the outside appearance.

Mr. Gledhill came home a few days ago.

Mr. Pixley spent a few days up in Glen Grouse.

Salem is growing, several buildings are going up, among the rest a Abarber shop,@ but I like a full beard too well to wish it a heavy run of custom, except from those that are coaxing a luxuriant growth of whiskers; to those, go every day, we say.

Some of our men and maidens visited our Moscow friends, or their literary, last Saturday, and report plenty of fun, some excellent singing with such beautiful words. If our Sunday schools were not at the same hour, it would be well to visit quite frequently and join our voices in singing. They have so many more little ones than we that it seems no task at all to have a full attendance in everything. Success to their literary labors.

One of Salem=s young bachelors was caught a long way from home during the late cold snap, but he found a soft seat and staid very contentedly.

We hear that Mr. James Peters and family have moved into our pleasant neighborhood. Welcome to any that are interested I the welfare of Salemites.

Oh, by the way, Salem is rushing the season for Mr. McMillen had an ambitious hen that hid her nest and came off with six little chicks. Mr. J. W. Hoyland also had a large buff cochin that did likewise, but only succeeded in bringing off four little chickens and two of them died, but the remainig ones are doing finely. Who can beat Salem on the chicken question?

Our school will close at the end of this week, and some of the studious ones are very sorry and wish they could keep Miss Merriam a few weeks or months longer. But all good things end at last, they will find.

Our Prairie home friends have their schoolhouse almost ready for school. Will have S. S. There on next Sabbath at 3 p.m.

MARRIED. Mr. Douglass Dalgarn grew tired paddling his own canoe and chose Miss Lizzie Ferguson, of Floral, to embark with him on the matrimonial sea. May love and happiness be theirs until they anchor their bark.

Rev. Graham has closed his meetings at Walnut Valley and a series of meetings are now in progress at the Salem schoolhouse. A full house is desired, as a good time is anticipated.

Messrs. Shields, Osborn, and Griever have gone to Missouri to buy stock.

Mr. C. C. Chapell is improving in health.

Mrs. Watt is quite indisposed, but ambition keeps some up a long time.

Mrs. Edgar has been afflicted with erysipelas, but is decidedly better.

Mrs. Cansey rides out to get the benefit of our life-giving sunshine, and although afflicted, lets the sunshine of life or spirits gladden more than one heart, and that is commendable.

Farmers are busy plowing, getting up wood, etc., and most of them have hired their help for the coming year. Idleness is not in our vocabulary, but energy, snap, ginger, and so on to the end of the chapter.

Hoyland and Vance intend to bale hay this week.

Our artists in the dressmaking art, Mrs. Pixley and Mrs. Bovee, never seem short of work, but have orders from Winfield almost continually, beside their Salem patronage.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglass entertained the representative of the Fort Scott Nursery while taking orders in this place.

Items of interest are very scarce at present, and I am too busy to go in search of neighborhood news, so I will wield the rolling pin for a short time as a change on the programme.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Walnut Township.

EDS. COURIER: It has been said that a Bourbon never learns anything. All rules, however, have their exceptions. The APeople@ of Walnut met in mass convention at Olive schoolhouse on Saturday, the 21st inst. The APeople@ were nine straight democrats and one to three sore head republicans. The audience outnumbered the APeople.@ After a bit, steam was turned on and the mill started to grind out an honest candidate for trustee. When the sack was opened, lo and behold! Out popped the Boston 3 score with weekly baby show and all, and honest Farmer Alonzo prounounced xxxx horny handed son of toil. For Clerk the mill did grind, and again the sack was opened. AO glorious thought!@ AOh happy day!@ Our son-in-law, brother-in-law et sequa came out like Caesar=s wife, above suspicion, also marked xxxx. ALet=s make it strong,@ says one, and forthwith out came a Weakly to hold the filthy lucre. The Judicial ermine will now lie suspended in air. Surely it will fall on some transcendent demoCah! No, here it comes hovering over a republican. Shades of Jackson and Buchanan! Will it dare? Yes, here it fell on the shoulders of Mr. Youle who will unquestinablyCwell, we will see what we shall see. The mill again brought forth and Democracy was herself again, for D. W. Ferguson and he of the imperial Roman de Teutonic name were marked Aright side up with care,@ for constable. This exhausted the list of honest men in Walnut township, except one for road overseer, and the APeople@ adjourned until after the spring imigration. Three more honest men wanted to complete the official roll of Walnut. Surely we are living in degenerate times when out of 300 voters, there cannot be found 10 righteous ones. No wonder Ben Butler wrote, AAh, Honesty, thou art a jewel whose price is above rubiesCneither are the diamons of >gold ore= equal to O. O.

(Which means Olive Oil.)


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Burden Buntings.

DEAR COURIER: Should I begin with, AI now sent myself, etc. or by scolding your compositor for making me say that one of Burden=s livery men contemplated running opposition to a grocery? I suppose that we poor correspondents ought to be happy if our writings are printed at all; but then, you know, we do so poorly at best that we deserve all possible care to make our letters readable.

Burden had a big weather boom last Monday. Mercury and coal played at see-saw; that is, mercury went down and coal went up.

Our merchants report a good trade for 1882, thus far, and pray for a continuance.

The Burden school report shows an average attendance of 95 for the month ending January 13th.

The Lyceum is in splendid condition. We had a splendid time last Saturday night.

Mr. Legg, of your city, was in town last week organizing a Lodge of the order Any-Officer-You-Want. I guess that is what it was, as the compendium is A. O. U. W.

G____ F_____ took some sorghum on shares last fall, and his part has fermented so he can=t do anything with it. Now he blames Charlie. Tut! Tut! G_____, AI told you so.@

Prof. S. Has lost his hat and is inconsolable.

A relative of Mr. Hisinger and some friends of Mr. Dresse stopped at the ASummit@ last Monday night.

The farmers of this vicinity plowed the old year out and the new year in. A good idea, gentlemen, you can test the truth of the COURIER=s theory that AEarly planted crops are always best.@

Mr. Kempton has been doing some winter breaking.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Millard were visited by Tisdale relatives last Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Baldwin sports three new horses and one new harness. He intends planting 160 acres with corn and cane this spring.

DIED. Your correspondent must chronicle the death of two old settlers of eastern Cowley, Mr. John Brooks, Sr., father of Pierce, Jefferson, Luther, and Nathan Brooks, of Silver Creek township, died on Sunday night, January 15th, at his residence in Windsor Township. Mr. Brooks contemplated moving to Burden this spring.

DIED. Mr. George McDaniel died of consumption on January 19th, at the residence of his mother. Mr. McDaniel had been suffering from the ravages of that dreadful disease for nearly four years, when death relieved him. His widowed mother and fatherless sisters have the sympathy of all, in their sad bereavement.

I congratulate the COURIER on attaining the ripe age of ten years, as papers die young, if at all. We all expect that our grandchildren will be readers of your excellent paper.

If I string this communication out much farther, it certainly will reach the wastebasket, and even now is in great danger.

Come and see me, AFritz.@ PNEUMA.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

There will be a meeting of the Republicans of Vernon Township at Vernon Center schoolhouse Saturday, Feb. 4th, at 6 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for township offices. P. M. WAITE, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Hudson Bros., will in a few weeks, begin the erection of a two-story stone and brick building on the site of their present store. All the material is on the ground.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Sheridan Again.

BIRTH. Hurrah! Here we are again! And this time Elmer Watkins comes to the front with a sure enough baby girl at his house. Mother and child are doing well.

Protracted meeting is going on at this place. Rev. Mr. Ferguson is in the lead. Quite an interest is being manifested. Sunday night there was scarcely standing room in the schoolhouse. May the work go on and great good be accomplished to our Heavenly Father=s honor and glory.

We are sorry to state the severe illness of Mr. Lawrence. His many friends join in the sincere wish that he may soon be restored to health.

Guess Jim Guinn had better get a lock and key for his stable door.

Mrs. John Stewart and little son, of Sac & Fox Agency, recently paid a visit to her mother-in-law, Mrs. Stuart, of this township.


MARRIED. Jerry Partridge has returned from Michigan, bringing with him a charming little bride. His parents celebrated his return with a grand dinner. May Jerry and his loving young wife live to a good old age and never have occasion to regret the hour that made them one, is the earnest wish of their unknown friend.


Mr. Watkins has a brother who came from Michigan to spend the winter with him. Girls, he is young, handsome, and single. Now get your caps ready and do not let him return to his old home alone.

Barney Shriver has almost recovered from the painful effects of his broken rib. Guess he will not want to wrestle again very soon.

A dance was given at the residence of D. Pollen one evening last week. A splendid supper and pleasant time is reported.

Quince Phenix gave an oyster supper not long since. Owing to the cold weather and some misunderstanding about the evening, there were not as many there as would liked to have gone had it been otherwise. Nevertheless the young folks enjoyed themselves very well.

[Article had APENIX@...has to be PHENIX.]

Dr. Wilson is making fine improvements on his place, known as the AHank Clay farm.@

Mr. Pfimmer lost his pocket book, which contained forty dollars. Hope the finder will be honest enough to return it to the owner.

The farmers appear very hopeful of good crops the coming season.

Emmery Johnson is a candidate for township trustee. The people will do a good thing if they elect him, as it is an office he is in every way competent to fill.

It is about time for me to spruce up and go see if my girl will escort me to church tonight, so I shall have to let up for this time. Hoping, kind Ed., that you will wish me success with my errand, I remain as ever,

Your faithful P. A. & P. I.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Maple City.

Maple City is still alive, although mourning over a sleet and snow storm which came upon the unsuspecting people. Monday, the 16th, it was very cold.

But oh, my! What do you think? A revival meeting in Maple City. Something new and interesting. Sunday evening, we are happy to say, they took in several on probation. Mrs. Victory, Mrs. L. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Goodrich, Mr. M. Ketcham, Miss Della Goodrich, Miss Scott, and Miss Inez Scott are, I believe, all on that evening. We do sinderely hope they will do well and convert many sinners, for we feel the need of religion here in this community. The ministers who are holding the meetings are Mr. and Mrs. Shepard and Mr. McKibbins. They seem earnest workers.

Mrs. Hamel is some better. She thinks as soon as the weather will permit, she will go home.

Er. Bell, a brother of Mrs. Goodrich, came here from Illinois on a visit to his sister.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.



High School: 2

Grammar department: 8

2nd Intermediate E. W.: 1

2nd Intermediate W. W.: 0

1st intermediate E. W.: 9

1st Intermediate W. W.: 8

Second primary E. W.: 4

Second primary W. W.: 8

First primary E. W.: 13

First primary E. W.: 17

First primary W. W.: 19



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Report of Fairview School, District 21, for the Month Ending January 13, 1882.

Enrollment 87. Average attendance 20. Name and standing of pupils who made a general average in attendance, deportment, and scholarship of 85 or above.

Jennie Baird 90, Ida Orr 89, Hattie Orr 96, Louie Howard 87, Minnie Larimer 89, Emma McKee 96, Viola McKee 94, Annie Orr 88, Mary Curfman 93, Rosetta Isom 94, Carrie Orr 96, Lillie Wilson 98, Laura David 89, James Craig 94, Oliver Craig 90, Courtney McKee 98, Isaac Curfman 87, Frank Curfman 90, Fred Limbocker 87, Albert Curfman 88, John Wilson 89, Verdan David 92, John Baird 85, Elmer Curfman 89, Joseph Johnson 86, Irven Scofield 85. Number of visitors during month, 3

E. S. WHITE, Teacher.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

From the Sunday School Record.

The Methodist Sunday School has gone into the publishing business. Last Sunday they issued a beautiful eight page paper, part of the matter for which was written by the scholars and printed for them at the COURIER Job Office. The first page was devoted to local affairs of the church and school, from which we clip the following items of news.

The Ladies= Aid Society has spent $75 to $100 on stoves, etc., for the church this year.

Mr. S. H. Jennings makes a good Superintendent. He pleases the children and everybody else.

Brother W. O. Johnson has been Superintendent of the School for the past two or three years. As his business calls him away from the city, he was obliged to give up the school, much to the regret and disappointment of all. Brother Johnson was a faithful worker, always present on time. He took a great interest in the children, and did all he could to benefit them. The children miss him very much. When he resigned, Brother Gridley took the school for a few weeks. He soon moved to Douglass, and left the school in the care of the Pastor. During November and December, the school increased from 110 to twice that number, so that, when the Pastor turned the school over to the present Superintendent, there was an attendance of 222.

The Methodist Church is but a little over one hundred years old, and has a membership of over three million in America. It also has some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Many of the prominent educators are Methodists. They are all prohibitionists.

The Ladies@ Aid Society has been in active operation for several years. The ladies have done much toward furnishing the church and parsonage. They deserve credit for their untiring energy. Mrs. Dever has been President most of the time that the society has had an existence, and she has been a faithful worker.

Our church had an exceedingly poor job of plastering; it is falling off badly. During the coming year the ceiling must be replastered, or paneled. Paneling would be the most durable, cheapest, and by far, the prettiest. This can be done during tche hot weather of the coming summer. The trustees should commence looking after this at once. This subscription must clear the church. Many have paid promptly.

At the commencement of the year there were 155 members in the church. During the year 120 have united with the church by profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus, and have been taken on probation. We have received 35 into the church by letter. Every Sabbath persons are uniting with the church. We have a present membership of 310, all of whom live in and about Winfield. Most of them are active members. We have just doubled our membership during the year. For piety, intelligence, wealth, and influence, those who have come into the church this year will equal almost any organized church in Kansas. There have been more persons received into the church this year by profession of their faith and taken on probation, than have been received during the whole history of the church before. This church was made up, mostly, of those who came here Christians. During the two years previous to this, but seven were received into the church from probation; some were received by letter; before that time, the record is not complete.

Several hundred dollars of the debt have been paid this year. Our penny collection has been good. The treasurer has been able to pay about $50 of the incidental debt of last year, to keep up all the expense of this year, and to have a few dollars in the treasury. This speaks well for the liberality of the people, and also shows a large increase in the congregation.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.


This Means You. Having made private notice to all parties indebted to me on over due otes and old acounts, that I must have settlement by January 1st, 1882, I now notify you that unless settlement is made at once your account and note will be left with a Justice for collection.



Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Olds will return from Eureka Springs Frebruary 1st and take charge of the Olds House. They intend bringing a first-class cook with them, and all who desire the best accommodations will do well to secure board.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

The Republicans of Fairview Township will meet at Little Dutch schoolhouse on Saturday, Feb. 4th, at 2 o=clock p.m., for the purpose of nominating candidages for the various township offices. By order of the committee. WILLIAM WHITE, Chairman.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

PLEASANT VALLEY REPUBLICANS will meet at the Odessy schoolhouse January 30th at 7 o=clock p.m., to nominate candidates for the various township offices.

V. B. MEYER, Chairman, Committee.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Public Sale. There will be a sale of farm stock, household goods, farm implements, hay, blacksmith tools, and a house addition, by G. E. Gambs, [?] New Salem, on Wednesday, February 1st, commencing at 10 o=clock. Terms: Under $5.00, cash; over $5,00, three months at 10 percent.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.


DEAR COURIER: 1882, the legal successor of 1881, has become fairly established and Father Time has already scored 20 days with about the usual run of business.

The people of this community have cause to regret the calamity that has fallen upon us in the shape of the assignment of Mr. D. Read, Merchant. The store has been a place of great convenience to us, and already we feel the effects when we have to seek other markets. The main cause, I believe, dates back to June 12thCa day that many of us have cause to remember. His severe loss by the cyclone, and business complications growing out of the same, has forced this measure upon him. We hope the business will be resumed by someone. This is a good business point, and any person with even a small capital and a good stock of business tact would be sure of making a good living here.

The Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Gregory, is holding a series of meetings at the new schoolhouse. Considerable interest has been manifested.

MARRIED. J. D. Dalgarn and Miss Lizzie Ferguson, with the assistance of Rev. Goodwill, celebrated the 12th with appropriate ceremoniesCin which Miss Lizzie promised to love, honor, and obey the aforesaid J. D., for an indefinite length of time. Dug expects to dig a living out of the L. P. Stone farm for the next two years. John and Dan are getting desperate now, and I fear like Pharaoh of old, are hardening their hearts. Could not AOlivia@ or some other fair correspondent act the part of a missionary towards them and so pour oil upon the troubled waters. Whatever is done, must be done quickly, for any man who will in broad daylight buy a dozen cans of concentrated lye, supposing them to be cove oysters, is certainly in a bad way to worry through the winter.

I am pleased to notice the caustic manner in which you handle the prohibition question. It is the duty of all men to uphold the majesty of the law. The readers of the Leavenworth Times in this neighborhood are surprised to see in what a shameless, wanton manner its editor speaks of this noble law, when he openly shields and apologizes for its violation, and holds up the serpent called Rum, on the plea that personal liberty is being compromised. I am with others ready to exclaim to the Times, AGet thee hence, Satan.@ Of course, Mr. Anthony has a perfect right to his opinion, but there are many households in which he cannot teach his pernicious doctrines. The elevation of our fellow men should be the highest ambition of human philanthropy, and anything that will better their social and moral condition should be approved by him who seeks to be the leader of Jourrnalism in the west, for what are the presumed Constitutional rights of the rum seller as weighed against domestic happiness. I do not know that the gains of the saloon keeper bring contentment, but I do know that abstinence brings peace and provender to its votary. Traffic in spirits is always sure of two issuesCmoney for the rich and poverty for the poor. I am proud to say that Richland Township is almost a unit in support of the Constitutional law. Its merits and demerits have been ably discussed by the various literary clubs of the township, and the arguments adduced speak well for the mental and social condition of this little corner of our grand commonwealth.

Our farmers are in the best of spirits and are looking to the future with great expectations.

If this article escapes the pruning knife, I will be surprised.

Please continue to give agricultural hints. They are very acceptable. B.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.


EDS. COURIER: As Caesar and Julius have both left Baltimore, and not seeing anyone writing up the news of this part of our lovely Kansas, we will attempt to send you a few items.

The weather still remains fine.

Farmers have done considerable plowing for spring crops already.

Stock of all kinds are doing well this winter.

Our district school is advancing nicely under the leadership of Mrs. R. O. Stearns as teacher.

DIED. Mr. Harry Baum died on the 18th inst., was taken sick the Sunday before. The family have the sympathy of the whole community.

Mr. W. H. Gilliard has been quite sick but is some better at this writing.

Our S. S. In this place is in a fine condition. House crowded every Sunday.

Mr. Turner Smith, one of our good farmers, has sold out and gone to Arkansas to live. We are sorry to lose him, but our loss is Arkansas= gain.

Mr. L. Harned is home again from a visit to his old house in Kentucky. Mr. Harned has the finest flock of sheep in this part of the county.

If our scribbling should find a place in your valuable paper, we may be tempted to send some more. DAD.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

A Winfield Citizen in Florida.

Col. J. M. Alexander has reached Florida and writes back to Mr. Rhodes. The letter is dated at Jacksonville, January 21st. The Colonel says:

AT he morning I left was a bad one and I found snow and ice until I reached Cincinnati and into Kentucky. I left St. Louis at 8 o=clock a.m., Tuesday morning, and reached Cincinnati at 6 o=clock p.m., 340 miles, running at 34 miles an hour, and making but few stops. I took a Pullman at Cincinnati, and kept my berth to this point, and seats. Had a splendid Conductor and a splendid party, all coming to Florida. Reached here Thursday morning, just three days in passage.

My cough has left me. It is delightful here. Ladies all bareheaded on their verandas sewing, and I never did feel better. This is a beautiful city and a splendid business place, and a splendid people; affable, polite, and entertaining. What a splendid river in the St. Johns, far surpassing the Hudson. The city is full of oranges, bananas, and cocoanuts, and now strawberries are just coming in. Next month we will get plenty of water melons. I can safely say that I had never eaten an orange before. We get nothing at the north but culls. I have eaten, and eat every day, oranges that will fill a great bowl, and contain a pint of juice, and the flavor I cannot describe. But I pay five cents for them and one is all I can eat. I can buy such as we get in the North for 10 cents per dozen, only they are fresh and sweet and jucier. I feel like one living in Paradise, and I don=t hesitate to say that I am a resident of Florida and shall always remain so. I=ll not be worn out by a cough here.

Next week I am going to Palatka. Palatka is a splendid town and I now think that either there or here will be my future home. Hundreds and thousands are coming in and settling the counties of Orange, Sumpter, Hernando, and others. Tomorrow an excursion steamer runs to the mouth of St. Johns, to a watering place 25 miles, with good musicCfare round trip and spend the day, 75 cents. I have a companion, a Mr. Vail, from Illinois, a nice man and well off. He is an old acquaintance of E. P. Kinne. I do like the cut of Jacksonville better and better everyday. No dust, no mud, only clean, dry sand. Oysters as large as your hand at 25 cents a solid quart. This is the healthiest place I know of. Nobody dies here except consumptives who come from the North. They have got a new cemetery away out of town, and they can=t get anybody to put into it. I never did feel better. I sleep with my window up all night, and pay $7 a week for board. I am told that I can get board at Palatka for $5 per week. Beautiful little sharp prowed steamers are constantly running up and down the river. I don=t think of anymore that I can write of interest until I have seen more.

Yours truly,



Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Arizona Letter.

EDS. COURIER: Having left Kansas for a time, permit me through your columns to pay her a tribute of respect. The winter in Southern Kansas is just cool enough to be invigorating. The warm days of summer are followed by such delightfully cool nights, through which the weary can enjoy perfect repose, the heat should scarcely be noticed. The soil, though not so rich as some, is easily tilled, and is sufficiently productive to warrant the assertion that sooner or later the central state must take a foremost position in agricultture, horticulture, and stock raising. Kansas loses nothing by comparison with other states. The more thorough the examination and the more extensive the comparison, the better for her. The Republican, Solomon, Smoky, and Arkansas rivers running nearly the whole length of the state from west to east with their innumerable tributaries, form a water system which should satisfy the most exacting. The scenery, though not of that sublime order which moves facts to lofty flights, is home-like and pleasant. Homes make the Nation. Kansas must in the near future be preeminently a state of homes, as she now is a state of republicanism, enterprise, intelligence, and generosity. It will be to the advantage of worthy young men, who contemplate going west, to stay where they are, and build for themselves homes, instead of following over mountains and deserts a phantom which will certainly elude their grasp. More again.



Colorado-River Agency, Arizona Territory, January 12th, 1882.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Teachers= Association.

EDS. COURIER: Please announce that the teachers of the North-western Association District, will hold their next meeting at Udall, Friday, February 3, and continuing through the next day. The following is the program for Friday evening.

1. Song by Anna and Maggie Martin.

2. Address of welcome: P. W. Smith.

3. Response: A. H. Limerick.

4. Music by R. B. Hunter.

5. Declamation: Jennie E. Hicks.

6. Music.

7. Essay: Fannie McKinlay.

8. Declamation: R. A. Hall.

9. Address: R. C. Story.

10. Music.

The following is the program for Saturday.

1. Mistakes in teaching: Porter Wilson.

2. Troubles in Ireland; cause and cure: A. H. Limerick.

3. Comparison of Longfellow and Tennyson: R. B. Hunter.

4. Dinner.

5. Digestion: L. McKinlay.

6. Teachers= aids: Mrs. Alice G. Limerick.

7. Rainfall: Jennie E. Hicks.

8. Report of critics.

9. Business of the Association.

Teachers, be there.





Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.



ALet us whisper to your ear the cause of low wages in Cowley County and the source from whence the cause must come. Your County Superintendent has an itching for the State Superintendency. He spends much more time in wriiting, or having written, long-winded articles on education than he does in attending to the interests of Cowley=s schools. Further, in pursuance of his plan to go higher in politics, he must be popular at home. In order to be popular at home, he must grant certificates to all who ask an examination for them and some of Cowley=s teachers have never Asyphered@ through the ARule of Three,@ have no accurate knowledge of even the elements of grammar, they spell by guess, and read without understanding. They are not qualified to teach because they know nothing of how to teach. The Asteadiness@ characteristic only of an age, many of them have not yet reached, renders their government faulty or worthless. You want to weed out the boys and girls, put to the men and women, and drive away or kill the drones and the numbskulls. Book knowledge is much in favor of a teacher, but the man or woman of good, sound sense, thinking and energetic, with judgment matured, will accomplish ten times what your book worm will, with no guide but his theories. El Dorado Times.

We quote the abovve for the purpose of making some corrections of matters which the Times knows nothing about, but makes guesses which do great injustice, not only to our Superintendent, but to the teachers of this countty. The usual way to answer such articles is to charge the writer with slander and falsehood, but we prefer merely a statement of facts. Though we may think the wages paid teachers in this county are too low, the fault is not peculiar to this county. Probably no county in the state pays on an average, higher wages to teachers.

In this county are employed 119 teachers; 56 males and 63 females. The lowest wages is $22 per month to a feamle, and the highest is $90 to a male. The average of wages is $32.18 to females and $37.67 to males. If Butler County can make a better showing, bring on your figures.

If it is a fact that Supt. Story has an itching for the state superintendency, he has the merit of being as well qualified for the position as any man in the state. It is true that he writes many articles on education for publication, and it is equally true that they are among the best that are written, but it is not true that he spends more time in writing than he does in attending to the interests of the schools. On the contrary, he spends nearly all his time in visiting schools in all parts of the county and in work at his office, and no superintendent in the state does more work or does it more efficiently. It is not true that he and the examining board grant certificates which are not fully merited. The only complaints heard of here are from persons wo did not get certificats, or as high grade certificates as they believed they merited. We believe the certificates issued in this county stand for as high orders of merit as the same grade certificates in any county in the state, higher than in Butler County, and that the teachers in this county rank as high in all that makes efficient teachers as those of any county in the state.

The writer of the above from the Times was superintendent of Butler County for the four years ending January, 1881. During that four years, according to his own reports, he visited schools as follows: 19, 102, 33, 73, total 289. Supt. Story during the same four years visited schools: 26, 97, 134, 160, total 417. Will the Times man take some of his criticisms to himself?


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

It is said that Jay Gould wants to sell the Western Union Telegraph property to the government for $100,000,000. We are willing that the government shall buy it for what such property would cost, but not for what the watered stock is now held to be worth. If the government is to establish telegraphic communication as a part of the postal system, she can probably do so with new material to the extent that the Western Union lines now reach for about $30,000,000 and there is no sense in paying much more. We believe that the stock has been watered altogether a considerable more than 100 percent and now stands for $80,000,000.

It is like the whiskey which the Wellington man drank of twice from the same bottle. The first time it tasted like whiskey with a little water in it; the last time, it tasted like water with a little whiskey in it.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.


Mr. Geo. L. Gale says he is going to experiment with ground gypsum (plaster of paris) during the coming year. He believes that the well-known effect of sowing this plaster on the ground in the east is wonderfully stimulating vegetable growth and will be the same here, and that the inexhaustible beds of gypsum in the counties immediately west of here will be an invaluable source of wealth in this county when understood and utilized. When that is done, the grass question is solved if not the corn and wheat question also. Why do not men with sufficient means go to grinding and manufacturing this rock for such purposes?


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Captain Dave Paye proposes to bring suit against Gen. Pope for causing his arrest and ejectment from the Territory. He had better employ Porter, McClellan & Co., to assist him, for they once succeeded in beating Gen. Pope at the second battle of Bull Run.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Oh say, Jay, is it really so? Have you bought a controlling interest in the Frisco road, sure enough? If you have, why don=t you say so. How are you fixed for finances? If you need any to make the first payment, you can draw on the Eimes; we will carry you for a small amount, for we are satisfied the Times could do nothing to please our people more than to help you buy the Frisco rod, which we presume you have already done, from very reliable information in our possession.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

The Wichita Times reads a strong indictment against the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad, which leads us to suppose that the editor has no pass over that road. As we have no pass on that road either, we believe the indictment is true.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.




Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.


Mr. Fred Schaefer, of Chicago, was in town last week.

The Ivanhoe club will meet next Tuesday evening with the Misses Wallis.

Mr. R. R. Conklin, of Kansas City, was in the city for a few days this week.

Master Will Ferguson is home from Emporia, where he has been attending school.

Senator Pyburn came down from Kansas City Friday on business. He finds business pushing him at both ends of the line.

The COURIER Job Office turned out four briefs for the Supreme Court last week. Our lawyers seem to be getting in their work.

Mr. W. C. Root and wife, who have been spending some time at Cherryvale with Mr. Root=s parents, returned last Saturday night.

Wanted. A girl to go to New Mexico with a small family and do general housework. Apply immediately to Mrs. Saint, at Mrs. Millington=s.

J. W. Feagans has bought him a farm in Bolton, and we predict he will have something to show for it. We had the pleasure of a call from him last week.

Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.


We received a note from Sam H. Roberts, ordering the COURIER to his address at La Mars, Iowa. He is well pleased with his location and is doing well.

Homer W. Pond of Fort Scott made us a pleasant call on Monday. He is an old friend of the editor, and a talk about our Fort Scott friends was much enjoyed.

We give on the outside a letter from Dr. C. G. Smith, now in Arizona, formerly of Cedar Township in this state, and shall be happy to receive further contributions from him.

If Messrs. Pallett & Denning will call at this office and take away a lot of blanks we printed for them some time ago, they will oblige us greatly. The blanks are likely to get spoiled.

One of the coal haulers of the Caney Valley Coal Company broke his neck while hauling coal to Grenola. No coal mine can ever prosper till it has from five to seven men killed in the work.

Mr. Daniel Read=s assets are $2,800. His liabilities are $3,000. So it seems that Dan=s affairs are not so bad as might appear. Everything goes to show that Dan tried to do the square thing.

The ACommonwealth@ speaks of one of our most popular young ladies as Mrs. Jennie B. Hane. We think that paper owes Miss Jennie Hane an apology for marrying her off in such an unceremonious manner.

Mr. O. S. Ticer, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, accompanied by Miss Mattie Ticer, left on Wednesdday for their old home in Indiana. Mrs. Ticer will accompany her father, Dr. Fleming, to his home as soon as her business is settled.

George M. Black and Charlie S. Dever entertained a large party of young folks on last Friday night at Mrs. Dr. Black=s. They stayed up late as they dared and went home with happy hearts, wishing for another such an evening.

The Baptist Church, of North Topeka, has extended a call to Rev. T. F. Borchers, of Winfield, offering him the salary of $1,000 per year to be their pastor. Mr. Borchers has not yet said whether he would accept or not. Topeka Capital.

Miss Eugenie Holmes, of Shelbyville, Indiana, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. M. A. Oldham. She has just arrived from Howard, where she visited Mrs. E. W. Holloway, whom we are glad to note is recovering from her severe illness.

Dad, our new Baltimore correspondent, gives us a crisp and savory batch of items on first page and has our thanks. We hope to hear from him regularly. One would judge that all the Caesars had taken lessons from him.

We received a pleasant call from Mr. Ordway, of Iowa, who is here with a view of making it his home. Should he do so, he will turn his attention to stock raising. Mr. Ordway is a pleasant gentleman and we hope he will conclude to remain.

Judge Gans and Elder Rains just closed a series of meetings at Cambridge, which resulted in nineteen additions to the church there. There were two additions at the Christian Church here Sunday, which makes forty added in the last six months. Elder Crenshaw of Missouri filled the pulpit Sunday night.

In relation to the article headed AMore Lumber,@ we would say that the references therein to what was said in a newspaper do not refer to the COURIER, but that we take issue with some of its statements, particularly those which represent any branch of trade here as ever done and refer to empty buildings.

Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.


Mr. George Whitney left for Wichita Friday, having accepted a position there. George has been the faithful and efficient operator at the Santa Fe depot ever since the road came here, and by his gentlemanly bearing and intelligence, has endeared himself to our people, and leaves a host of friends in Winfield whose best wishes follow him wherever he goes.

A gentleman writes to know Aif we stop the COURIER when a man pas past dues and a year in advance.@ It isn=t hardly probable that we will unless all of our twenty-sevn hundred subscribers pay a year in advance. Under such circumstances it might be cheaper to quit than to go on, but as this temptation is likely never to come to us, it is safe to say that we will not stop.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Ex-Commissioner Gale spent a pleasant half hour with us Saturday. Mr. Gale, like Mr. Burden, has left his mark on the history of Cowley County, and will hereafer devote his time to improving his farm in Rock Township. The intelligence and sound business sense of Geo. L. Gale has helped carry Cowley through some dangerous shoals and her people will always honor him for the faithful manner in which he discharged the trust.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Mr. David Tominson of Springfield, Ohio, called on us last Saturday. He is a brother-in-law of the Zimmermans, John Beard, and A. A. Becker of this county, and has bought the Charley Roberts farm northeast of town, where he will settle with his family in about a month. He says on coming into Kansas he found the country better and better until he reached Cowley, where he was so delighted, that he conclouded to anchor here. He is an intelligent and wide awake farmer, such as we like to have locate among us.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

We would suggest to the editor of the Courant that we will try to sttruggle along without his assistance in the management of the COURIER locals so that he can have more time to attend to his own paper. He tries to make some Abunkum@ out of our criticism of Rev. McClung=s sermon because someone has said we ought to have omitted that part which spoke of it as commonplace, printing only that part which was highly complimentary to Rev. McClungg. We do not think so. The habit many newspapers fall into of complimenting those far beyond their desserts is only less reprehensible than that of accusing men wrongfully and exaggerating their faults. The COURIER aims to be just to all but is always more ready to report good than evil, high qualities than medium or low.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

DIED. It is with pain that we record the death of Mr. Thos. G. Ticer, which occurred at his home on Saturday evening, January 28th. Mr. Ticer came here with his family some three years ago, and established himself in the Loan and Insurance business. He had not been here long when ill health compelled him to leave here, and he went on the road hoping that the change would prove beneficial; but after trying Colorado and New Mexico, his disease took the form of consumption and he at last rejoined his family, and came back to die. He was surrounded during his last illness by wife and children, brothers and sisters, and sympathizing friends, each trying to brighten his few remaining hours on earth. The funeral occurred on Monday morning at ten o=clock and was conducted by the Masonic lodge, the members appearing in regalia, with appropriate emblems. The Episcopal choir sang some beautiful hymns in their sweetest manner, and Mr. Platter=s comforting remarks did much to ease the pains of parting with the dead. The pall bearers were Messrs. E. S. Torrance, A. D. Hendricks, Dr. Cooper, M. G. Troup, McCune, and J. S. Mann.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

The Republicans of Walnut Township met last Saturday and nominated J. C. Roberts for trustee, T. Blanchard for clerk, Joel Mack for treasurer, and S. E. Burger for Justice. The first three are the officers who have been managing the affairs of the township for several years, and their re-nomination is an assurance that their official acts have been satisfactory to the Republicans of the townshipCan endorsement that was fully deserved. Jethro Cochran received again the nomination for constable. Henry Perry, a colored man, was nominated for constable against Mr. John Ferguson, and the boys say they are bound to elect him. From what we can learn, he is fully qualified to fill the office. We hope to see the ticket go through with a rousing majority, as it certainly will. Is AOlive Oil@ satisfied with this convention?


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

A car of coal from the Caney Valley mines came in Thursday and was distributed among our citizens at $7 per ton. The coal is of excellent quality and is clear and firm. The company is taking out now about 300 bushels a day, part of which they sell at the mines for 15 cents per bushel. They expect to ship about three carloads per week hereafter. It looks as if Messrs. Mytton, Hodges, Jennings & Co., will yet become black-diamond aristocrats. They have put considerable money into this enterprise and we are glad to see it turning out so well.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

The Catholic Fair will be held in the Opera House the 8th, 9th, and 10th of February. The proceeds are to be used in paying off a $300 mortgage on the parsonage. With the exception of this, the church property is entirely clear, and is in a most flourishing condition. We hope to see a large attendance and that the proceeds may be enough to entirely wipe out the debt. Father Kelly is untiring in his efforts to build up the church and is meeting with very gratifying success.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

We would call the attention of our farmers to the agricultural items on the fourth page, and particularly to that concerning manures, which will be found on the first page. Mr. N. W. Dressie of Cedar Township, in this county, says that though he does not call himself a great farmer he has learned one thing and that is, he can make more money by spreading manure on his fields every winter than in any other way. He therefore attends to that business regularly.




Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Mr. W. W. Limbocker is running his Hedge Layer quite lively this season. It is one of the best means of making a tight hedge fence we know of. He will take any size hedge, lay and bind it closely with his machine at 8 cents per rod for trimmed hedge and 10 cents for untrimmed. There is not a three-year-old hedge in the county that he cannot make hog tight. If any of our readers want their hedges made to turn stock, they can get it done by addressing W. W. Limbocker, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

The postmaster has been forming new habits of late. During the sickness of his morning clerk, he has arisen at a quarter to five in the morning and marched downtown to deliver the early mails. That dark hour which should be hushed with the silence of slumbering nature he finds anything but silent. He estimates that along Main street more than a thousand cats are heard from crevices, corners, awnings, and roofs making night hideous as a yowling pandemonium.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

Our neighbor copies several articles denouncing Chas. Painter, the horse trainer, as a fraud, and says: AThe attention of our esteemed neighbor, the COURIER, which is ever reliable in its reports, is respectfully called to the above, since its careful recommendation in this week=s issue.@ The notice referred to was an advertisement, paid in advance at 20 cents a line. We have done a great deal of work for Mr. Painter and he has always paid us promptly.


Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.