[Starting with THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1891.]

VOL. 1, NO. 4.

THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 1891.


Ira P. Russell went to Wichita this morning on business.

Mrs. Harry Tuller is in Wichita this week attending the fair.

Albert Million, petit juror from Dexter, has been excused for the balance of this term of court. He goes home to take charge of the hardware store of Bryan & Riggs, during the absence of Mr. Bryan, who will take in the St. Louis Exposition.


We congratulate W. F. Rutherford on the display made in his window of violins, mandolins, guitars, ganjos, accordians, and other small goods. He is becoming as much of a music man as he is a "New Home" machine man, for you can't hardly get in his office for machines, organs, pianos, and bycicles [WAY THEY SPELLED THE LAST WORD].


The Courier is making a terrible howl about the "poor deluded fellows" listening to the "abominable nonsense" of the advocates of Calamity Jane. Ah! Bro. Courier, take your medicine, it's a bitter dose. Likely if you will shut yours eyes, like you do when you gulp down the dictates of your political masters, it won't taste so bad.


Dave Baldwin, of Atlanta, had to be relieved from his duties as a juror last week on account of a serious rising on his jaw, caused from a fracture of the bone. The swelling was in the shape of a large boil, that at one time was so large that it rested upon his shoulder. Mr. Baldwin has suffered to a great extent from the fracture and more serious trouble is



Andrew Edmiston, of Atlanta, was in town this morning.


Dixon Hale, of Dexter, was in town today on important



Col. Loomis returned this morning from an extended summer tour through the south and east.


MARRIED. Fred G. Seabridge and Miss Effie E. Devore, both of Walnut township, were married by Judge Sitton last evening.


TO BE MARRIED. Geo. B. Curtis, of Silverdale, and Miss Mary E. Musselman of Butler county, secured matrimonial papers



TO BE MARRIED. George W. McDaniel, of Fowler City, Indiana, and Miss Addie Lewis of Arkansas City, secured a marriage license today.


Salem Fouts and Jap Cochran returned from Arkansas City last evening. They report fences in splendid shape in that city.


A big mad dog scare was occasioned one day this week on Silver creek, south of here, and it is reported that nine dogs were killed in one day.


Preston Butcher, of the Otoe Agency, came in town one day this week with two loads of wheat he was going to trade for flour. He had just got through threshing his crop over near Dexter.


Have you upholstering to do, organs to clean, sewing machines out of order, hides to tan for rugs and robes; animals or birds to mount; broken umbrellas, furniture to varnish, etc., please let me know at 215 east 9th avenue, south side. All kinds of sewing machine needles at 25 cents per dozen. Respectfully,




Kenney Sheets is in Winfield attending the M. E. College.

Miss Agnes Renfro left for Latham last Saturday. She will teach near that place. This is Miss Renfro's first school, all wish her success.

Miss Cordie Lunceford is in Winfield attending the Commercial College.

Mr. Newt Brookshire and Miss Alice Gorham were in Winfield last Monday.

Miss Hattie Daniels teaches at Wheatland this winter, Miss Bettie Lunceford at Red Bud, Mr. James Walker at Star Valley, while Alice Gorham numbers herself among the disappointed school ma'ams of Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Greer are celebrating the recent arrival of a bouncing baby girl.

Several from this neighborhood were at the picnic in Dawson's grove. Star Valley Alliance No. 1 formed in procession one half mile north of school house, and were the first arrivals on the ground.




Hurrah for the CALAMITY HOWLER.

Miss Maggie Hoozer is visiting Mrs. H. R. Branson.

J. D. Salmon is down at Arkansas City at this writing.

Mrs. Lou James of Waunetta is visiting her mother here.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Cole have returned from a five weeks' visit to relatives in Ohio.

Grandma Asbery, of Plum creek, is visiting the past week with J. D. Salmon and family.

Prof. Limerick returned Sunday from his visit to Ohio and commenced his school Monday morning.

Mr. McCampbell, formerly of the Olds House, in Winfield, has taken possession of the Commercial Hotel and will henceforth feed the hungry in good style.

Dr. Rude and family have located in Dexter. The Dr. and his estimable wife were residents of Dexter years ago, and we extend to them a most hearty welcome. And the Dr. will ever be found ready and willing to help the sick. They occupy the house just vacated by Jim Pierce.

There will be a rousing alliance picnic, in the Peabody grove, north of town, next Saturday. Good speakers will be in attendance. Everyone invited to come. M.


F. T. Berkey is the boss real estate man in town. He made three sales in one day this week.

Miss Lou Pixley has accepted a position as stenographer in the office of Shartel & Cottingham, Mrs. D. A. Johnson having resigned.

F. T. Berkey sold a piece of Winfield property to a Mr. Marx, of Crocker, Missouri, one day this week. Mr. Marx will make this his future home.

September was not a bad matrimonial month in Cowley county. Judge Sitton issued 43 licenses, and out of the 43 he tied the nuptial knot for thirteen couples.


Mr. Guy, of the Winfield House, returned from the new country yesterday. He is not in love with that country, although he was among the lucky ones to get a good claim. He says he is not stuck on the electric light sytem in Guthrie after midnight. As he left the hotel at three o'clock in the morning, all was as dark as pitch, he fell over a pile of rocks, and got it in the knee badly.



For several days this week the stack in the coal house in the rear of the Courier building, under the management of the Newspaper Union, has been on fire. Yesterday the coal house was torn down and the fire was put out, as was thought. This morning about 4 o'clock the engine room and stereotyping department was discovered to be on fire. The alarm was promptly given and on the arrival of the fire company was extinguished. The damage is considerable. The engine, boiler, piping, and the stereotyping machinery are all more or less damaged. At this hour the damage has not been estimated, but will run up into several hundred dollars. The Courier building, containing the Courier plant and Union press room sustained no damage worthy of mention.


Bob Farnsworth is out again after a short illness.


Mrs. Geo. Miller, of West 9th, is very sick at this writing.


I have a good Jersey cow, four years old, for sale cheap.

W. H. BROOKS, 1113 E. 11th.


Brock Crawford and a Mr. Hutchinson, living south of Howard City, came in this morning with two loads of fine stock shoats and pigs. They are selling very reasonable.


Go to H. H. Constant's

Place for lunch, short orders, and fresh oysters, 1st door north Winfield & Miller, Main street, west side, between 9th and 10th ave.


C. W. Horner returned this morning from Edgerton, Kansas, where he has been visiting relatives. Mrs. C. W. Horner intends to remain at Edgerton about a month longer.


Mr. Galusha came in last night from a business trip down through Oklahoma in the interest of the Winfield Newspaper Union. He says business will go right along as ever, what the fire damaged will be replaced with new machinery at once.


Ed Greer came up from Guthrie last evening, where he has been looking after his business for several days, just in time to look over the ruins of the fire. It is a notable fact that Ed's paper, the Courier, had a very close call last night.


Market Reports.

Choice Butter: 10 to 17 cents.

Eggs, fresh, per dozen: 15 cents.

Turkeys, per pound: 7 cents.

Hens, per pound: 5 cents.

Roosters, per pound: 5 cents.

Spring chickens, per dozen: $1.50 to $2.00

Irish Potatoes: 40 to 60 cents.

Sweet Potatoes: 40 to 60 cents.

Oats: 22 cents.

Corn: 40 to 50 cents.

Wheat: 60 to 75 cents.


A rousing People's meeting was held at Tannehill last evening. J. C. Bradshaw and Amos Walton were the speakers, and they handled the g. o. p. without gloves. J. C. Bradshaw is drawing like a mustard plaster; being one of the most entertaining speakers on the stump. We know that when he reads this, he will blush clear up to the root of his hair, but we can't help saying that he is one of those young men who is bound to leave his impress upon his generation.


Opposed to Competition.

Moe A. Isaacs & Co. are creating a panic in the mercantile circles of Winfield. Wishing to open a store there a few days ago Mr. Jacobs, one of the firm, went and engaged a business room for that purpose. He also engaged advertising space in the Courier, but before his ad was inserted a delegation of other clothiers waited on that paper and informed its proprietors that they would boycott him if he advertised for the new store. Said proprietor notified Mr. Jacobs of what had occurred and the latter very generously annulled the contract between them, allowing the Courier to keep its old customers. But they were not satisfied with that. Gratified with their success these jim crow merchants corralled the city council and got that august body to pass an ordinance imposing an occupation tax of $100 per month on the new store. The goods were already in the store and there was nothing to do but to go ahead and sell them so the manager, Mr. Meyerhardt, paid his $100 under protest and kept on selling. He had, however, already satisfied himself that the ordinance was illegal as well as unjust to the buyers of clothing and concluded to knock it out when the proper time comes.

This baby kick has created a public feeling in favor of the new firm. Several councilmen are opposed to the new ordinance and the mayor himself, after signing it, denounced it as an illegal act. In the meantime the butchers of Winfield, seeing the beauty of a protective tariff, presented a petition to have the same protection thrown 'round them by levying a big tax on all new butchers and meat peddlars and it is expected that the dealers in other lines will do the same.

At present Jacobs is doing plenty of advertising besides what the other merchants and the council give him free and is doing a rushing business. The citizens are getting up petitions to have the ordinance repealed.


We publish the above to show what other people think of the action of our city council in passing the ordinance referred to in our first issue. There is no doubt but the action of the council was wrong and if they wish to place themselves right before the world, they will repeal the ordinance.

No one will doubt for a moment that this occupation tax, if paid by the merchant, will have to be added to the cost of goods sold to the consumer and they are the ones who have to pay it in the end.

This nation has pursued the same kind of a policy for thirty years, by a protective policy, and all the while the consumers have been paying [SEVERAL LINES OBSCURED...PAPER CUT]

engaged in importing cheap labor to do his work. What is sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander, and if the council insists on adhering to the ordinance they should extend it to the laboring men who come here to work. There are a number of men at work within the corporate limits of the city who were imported from other points to work on the elevator. This importation of laborers could be stopped by a protective policy, and by all means let the council extend its beneficent policy on all alike.






Banks Will Close To-Morrrow at 2 O'Clock, p. m.

On account of the funeral of M. L. Read, president of the First National Bank, and one of our oldest and most respected citizens, our places of business will be losed promptly at 2 p.m. to-morrow and remain closed the balance of the day.






Condensed For Hurried Readers.

There was many a sooner in a schooner.

The Norman school opened with 210 pupils.

Norman has two cotton gins running in full blast.

When the clock struck twelve, everybody struck out.

Horses suffered more than anything else on the 22nd.

A German farmer near El Reno has built a $1,080 barn.

There was a worse danger in being too late than too soon.

"All things come to him who waits." Even lands open up.

A bottom farm near Yukon is said to have sold for $4,000.

Now for the first baby, first church, and the first newspaper.

The next boomer cry will be: "On to the Cherokee Strip."

The jail at Oklahoma City has fourteen regular boarders.

Tuesday, September 22nd, is another birthday for Oklahoma.

The statehood convention at Oklahoma City was postponed.

The Cheyenne and Arapahoe lands will make five big counties.

A man does not have to be a politician to run for the new lands.

Kingfisher needs a new depot to accommodate its increase in business.

The new counties will have to be named. Have you a name for them?

Oklahoma and her memorable 22nd will occupy a distinct place in history.

As for the cotton crop in the Chicasaw nation, the ball worm was not "in it."

The Chilocco school building came near burning up in a fire set by the boomers.

The district convention of the W. C. T. U. will meet at El Reno September 29 and 30.

Oklahoma is the only place that ever had a boom that had the government stamp on it.

The passenger trains in Oklahoma this year are as long as the freight trains here last year.

One of the Dalton boys has been captured again. There must be an awful big family of them.

Governor Steel's acquaintance with men who want office at this time is something appalling.

Tramsel is the name of the county seat of Pottowatomie. Captain Baker of Salina, is postmaster.

The ladies of 'Frisco got up entertainments and raised enough money to buy a 300 pound church bell.

It is hard to keep cool in Oklahoma even as late as September, when there are new lands to be opened.

The negro colonists at Langston and the cowboys are having trouble, which may end in bloodshed.

There are no railroads in the new country. That makes it different from the other opening.

There is more jam on the Oklahoma streets than there is on Oklahoma bread and butter just at present.

In a couple of weeks the Indians in the east will begin to get some sound pointers on how to till the soil.

The Oklahoma courts have decided that the Cherokee Indian is not "in it." They will be sustained.

If you were "in it" before noon, you will not be "in it" when it comes to proving up at the land office.

John Wingler of Edmond has in good growing condition forty thousand budded peach trees on his farm.

There are plenty of people left who think that the only thing necessary to take into the new country is a pistol.

It will be a relief not to hear so much about intruders. You can intrude all you want after noon Tuesday.

People are coming to Oklahoma this fall by the hundreds and next year will see double the population of this year.

One Sac and Fox family truned up last week that had not been allotted. The agent fixed them up all right, however.

Horses are scarce just now. But what's the matter with mules? It was Capt. Cahos' mule that made the big run in 1889.

In Oklahoma corn that was planted on wheat stubble, after the wheat war harvested, is now in roasting ears and looking fine.

One wagon at Oklahoma City going toward the new country contained two barrels of whiskey and a lot of gambling paraphernalia.

Frank Greer changed the Capital into an evening paper so that he could have the first paper in the new country after its settlement.

It will not be sufficient for a man to say he is an Oklahoma boomer after this. People will ask him if he is an eighty-niner or a ninety-oner.

The Chickasaw nation will produce between 60,000 and 70,000 bales of cotton this season, over one-third of which will be marketed at Ardmore.

A man will get land cheaper in the new country if he rides an ox and still cheaper if he walks and starts at the same time with the fellows on horseback.

Another twenty-second and just at the opposite end of the year. This administration is bound to open countries right if it has to try every day in the year.

Last opening was on Monday--this is on Tuesday. It would be just like the government to open the Cheyenne and Arapahoe country on Wednesday.

Breakfast will be taken in Oklahoma proper next Tuesday morning. But heaven only knows if there will be any dinner eaten at all in that new country.

Oklahoma was the child of Kansas. The Indian country is now the child of Oklahoma. This makes Kansas a grandparent.



People's Journal: The old party press throughout this section talk like the fight is between the two old parties, whereas, the real fight is between the people and the money power. The money power is entrenched behind the two old parties, and in its fight against the people it hopes to be able to win, promising, as it does, position and gold to its workers. People, this is the truth. The old parties are simply tools in the hands of the plutocrats--tools to destroy the libeties of the people--paid tools to fasten the chains of bondage upon the toilers, are the party leaders of the old parties.



Frank Savage was down from Rock today.

Our popular townsman, J. M. Safford, has a brother visiting him for a few days from Urbana, Illinois.

John Wilkin came in Thursday evening to see if the boss at headquarters had heard of any new recruits to the great moral party of Cowley county.

A meeting of the county alliance has been called to be held at Arkansas City on Tuesday, October 13. The meeting will probably hold over the 14th. Don't forget the date.

Don't forget to attend the meeting at the courthouse this evening, under the auspices of the People's club of Winfield.

J. H. Ritchie of Montgomery county will address the crowd.


Register of Deeds, A. A. Jackson, returned Thursday evening from a trip to Princeton, Illinois, where he had been to attend a re-union of his old regiment. He reports a pleasant time while gone, although but twenty-six of his old comrades answered to the call with himself.


The funeral of M. L. Read was largely attended yesterday. The masons were out in a body. The services were under the auspices of the M. E. church. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock.


WANTED. A young lady boarder at corner 6th and Manning.


Geo. Dwyer, of Cambridge, was over today attending the People's central committee meeting.


Charley Jones, of Burden, was in town today attending the People's central committee meeting.


Wm. Primrose, Dan Adams, and Geo. Barton were down from Atlanta yesterday trading with our merchants.


Chairman Strong returned this morning from Wichita, where he has been all week as a witness in a case before the U. S. grand jury.


J. H. Ritchie came in this morning from Independence and took the 10:30 Mo. Pac. train for Dexter, where he speaks to a meeting of the 1st District Alliance. He will return this evening and speak here at the courthouse tonight.


J. F. McMullen had a little exciting experience on road home from Van Couver, Wash. When coming through Eagle River Pass, a few miles this side of Salida, Colorado, the engineer noticed a mass of rock that had fallen from an overhanging cliff onto the track. He stopped his train within a few feet of the obstruction. There were eleven coaches loaded with passengers and two engines pulling them. It required several hours work with dynamite to remove the rock. The accident would have been frightful had not the careful engineer averted it. Courier.


Ritchie, on the sub-treasury plan at the courthouse tonight.


Ike Harkleroad of Silverdale, took in the central committee meeting today.


Ed Green was on hand as usual at the committee meeting this afternoon.


Wm. Primrose, Daniel Adams, and Geo. Barton of Atlanta, were in town last evening.


I. P. Gardner dropped in and ordered the DAILY HOWLER sent to his address at New Salem.


A. B. Kennedy of North Richland township was in today today and reports the people's cause booming in his section.


Mr. A. DeBard, who is teaching school three miles south of Torrance, came in on the Southern Kansas this morning, and will leave this evening on the 'Frisco for Atlanta.


There were three killed in the rush for homes and town lots in the new country. One poor fellow had his horse fall on him, while in the act of sticking his stake. He died in less than an hour. His friends saw him fall, but went on after a town lot. Geo. Osterhout and one or two more stopped and lifted the man up and rendered him all the aid they could. They went on, and on returning, found the poor fellow dead and laid out where he fell. Such are the scenes in setting a new country.


George Osterhout made a rush with the rest for a corner lot in the new county seat in the Pottawatmie [WAY THEY SPELLED IT] country, but on comning to a poor fellow whose horse had fallen on him, he stopped to render aid and when he got through and stuck his stake, he was six feet in the street. Geo. is not much stuck on that counttry, and says he wouldn't live in a country where the Indians have all the good land and are not taxable for 20 years. The whites who settle that country have to make the country on the refused land.


This morning early a woman came in town from Arkansas City, half frenzied with grief over the [TWO WHOLE LINES ARE GARBLED UP IN PAPER]

J. E. Riley, telling him her story, and as luck would have it, Jack knew just where the boy was. Last Wednesday as Mike Markum's hired man was coming to town, he overtook a small boy three miles out, and seeing the little fellow was tired, asked him to ride, which offer he gladly accepted. He then told his story that his father had abused him and drove him from home, he had left without telling his mother. He was anxious to get some place to stay and work for his board. On coming to town and Markum hearing the lad's story, told his hired man to take the boy home with him and they would take care of him until he could find another home. Markum had told Riley of the circumstance, who was prepared to enlighten the woman as to the whereabouts of her lost boy.


"The fact that twenty or thirty thousand men own a large proportion of the wealth of this country is not the only alarming fact; it is equally alarming to know that a large part of the power of the elective franchise is in the hands of a few 'bosses' and that, so universally that there is hardly a large city free from their domination. The hardest blow that large corporations strike at free government is the blow with which they tend to crush independ ent, self-asserting manhood."

The foregoing are the closing sentences of an editorial in the College Advance for September. The HOWLER wishes to give the esteemed editor of the Advance a word of caution. You are running an educational monthly and you shouldn't meddle with politics. What you state is perfectly true but people who make statements, like the above, are denominated "Calamity shriekers and howlers." You are consorting with the disreputable elements of society, and directly somebody will be calling you an anar chist and a socialist.

And this from a correspondent of the same paper who signs himself "D."

"I doubt not but that it can be truthfully said there is not a prominent nation in the world which has enough money in its treasury to pay off its indebtedness, and many of the great powers are notoriously burdened with debt."

Worse and worse. Gentlemen, you positively must stop. Otherwise, the great and good pension agent of Kansas will hear of it and the voice which used to shatter the rafters in the Methodist church of Winfield will turn its denuciatory thunder loose upon you. The Topeka Capital will call you an anti-prohibitionist, and the Smut Mill across from the post office will grind out its choicest collection of epithets. Be warned in time. Flee from the wrath to come, ere the Courier crowd will get their drinks ahead, and inspiration in proportion. The country must be saved. Shall not Barney Kelley keep his pension agency and the Courier proprietor his post office?


The Courier contained one evening this week an article from the pen of John A. Eaton, taken from the K. C. Times. Three years ago the Courier would not have polluted its columns with an article written by John Eaton. It is a case now of "anything to beat the People's party, honest reform, and prohibit the masses of earning an honest living."



There are some amusing things that take place in this world, but they usually happen behind the scenes and the busy world knows nothing of them, unless the newspaper reporter happens to learn of it. The editor of the Courier has been on an extended visit of late, and as the affairs of the Courier, as well as the republican campaign were in a desperate shape, the fellows who have been trying to edit the paper sent out a telegram for their chief to return immediately as business of great importance required his presence. When the chief returned, there was a meeting of the three liars in a private room of the Courier building in which, substantially, the following conversation took place.

Ed: Well, boys, how are things going?

Joe: Bad enough, I assure you. Business has been very dull with us, the receipts of the office not being sufficient to furnish two men in the necessary elixer of life since you went away. The candidates refuse to put up any boodle and if I had my way about it I'd give them h__l, so I would.

Ed: Oh, no, that wouldn't do; for if we do that the party would repudiate the Courier again, and we are not able to stand more than one more repudiation [TWO LINES ALL MESSED UP]

makes me tired yet to think how the party sat on me. I went to Guthrie on purpose to see Hackney and see if he couldn't make the state committee put up, but Hackney says that the committee absolutely refuse to give him a cent since he was deposed two years ago. But say, if you need omeny, why don't you work some of the merchants by having an interview with some of them with whom we stand in, and get him to blow about the great Courier as an advertising medium?

Joe: I did that last night [Thursday] with a certain drug store here, but I haven't got a single new ad today and it seemed to fall on the community like a wet blanket; and I believe that the merchants and the people are on to the scheme, for I overheard a crowd of thos dod- gasted calamity yelpers laughing and talking about it today. They seemed to be making fun of it.

Ed: I was of the opinion that you fellows would be running low on the subject of heavy editorial and so I have written out some three or four for Friday's daily and I will read them for you.

"Fishback has a dead sure thing on the clerk's office and Salem Fouts is getting ready to surrender.

"Wilkin will come in with both hands down and you may mark that.

"Strother will get there and you may mark that down.

"Nipp will be elected. Mark that down."

Ed: What do you think of them for a bracer, Jack?

Jack: Those are regular heavy weight corkers, and I am afraid if it gets out who wrote them, my reputation will suffer for in my happiest vein I could never get off such whoppers as that.

Ed: Now, Joe. I want you to charge up these editorials to each of the candidates at the rate of $50 each, and we can pass it in as assets when we fail, as it seems we are bound to do soon. Also announce this evening that we will get out a lot of extra papers for Saturday evening, and that the matter of editorials will be kept up to the usual standard and say also, that the Courier is the only daily paper in town and if you think best you might say it is the only one in the county and state. Our readers are of a peculiar build and will not know any better, so make it strong. Be on the alert for the main chance and I tthink we will be able to tide thro'. Good night, boys, and be sure to keep up your lick. Be sure and clip all the democratic stuff that you see lying around loose, especially when you know it will reach our readers.



Don't read this until you have read P. H. Albright's address delivered at Manning's hall Friday evening September 18, 1891.

In his address Mr. Albright declares that the value of a dollar must be as definite and unchangeable as the length of the yard-stick, the weight of the pound, the duration of the hour, or the volume of a bushel.

Mr. Albright seems to be unable to understand the difference between "a measure of value" and the value itself.

Let us consider the consistency or inconsistency of his foolishness.

In one place he says, "After a while the various sovereigns and legislatures all over the world got to adopting a standard for weights of gold and silver, and finally we adopt, in the colonial times, that twenty-five and four-fifths grains of gold should constitute a dollar. Then they had a measure of silver for about 420 grains to the dollar." Further, he says: "Those measures of value have been definite and certain ever since, and they must always continue to be definite and certain."

Whether Mr. Albright is ignorant or not is unanswerable, but it is a fact that the silver dollar of to-day is only 9 parts pure and only contains 412-1/2 grains. Is it true then that measures have always been definite and certain?

Mr. Albright further says that at one time in his business fife gold commanded as high as one dollar and seventy-five cents in paper money. The gold he referred to was used for plating.

Now let us ask again was that measure of value definite and certain?

Wherein lay the value of that gold? In its money properties or in its commercial properties? The fact is that the gold was not a measure of value but actually possessed the value within itself.

His argument is lame in another particular. It is lame in the fact that debts which had been contracted were payable in currency and commanded no more dollars of paper money than their face called for.

It is true that creditors were willing to accept a less number of dollars in gold, but that was altogether for speculative purposes.

And why under existing circumstances should they not be anxious to get possession of the gold, it being the basis.

Mr. Albright has left us in the dark as to the time of his business referred to in his speech, but it must have been just before the rebellion, or during its progress, or shortly after its close.

If it was before or during the war, the situation may be easily explained. The people's party claim that the money should be based on the credit and STABILITY of the government.

Now at that time the nation was threatened with division. It seemed as if there would be two governments instead of one.

Gold having value of itself and also being the basis of money (or the supposed basis), it was acceptable in either country, simply because the people erroneously believed and accepted the silly theory that money must have a metallic basis.

If the time referred to was shortly after the war, the situation is more easily explained than ever.

It was at this time that the nefarious legislation of congress began with reference to financial affairs, first making the interest on the bonds, and afterwards making the bonds themselves payable in coin, and still later making them payable in gold. Why shouldn't gold raise in value, and yet Mr. Albright says these measures of value are definite and certain.

Here is one of Mr. Albright's illustration.

"I will go to a farmer, and I will say I want to buy your 1,000 bushels of wheat.

"Well, what are you going to give for it? Legal tender paper money made by act of congress with nothing behind it? How many head of cattle will that buy, and how much cloth?"

Oh, these are profound questions, but they may be answered. In the first place there is a great deal behind that legal tender paper money besides the fist of congress. There lies behind it millions of acres of wheat and corn, hundreds of thousands of bales of cotton, mountains of iron and mines of gold, silver, and coal, and millions of cattle, hogs, horses, and sheep, and more than that there lies behind it the manhood, the womanhood, and the patriotism of every American citizen. In answer to the second question, we will say that at $1 per bushel and eight years ago about 25 head of good milk cows might have been bought for that legal tender money. At the same price now at least 50 head of equally good cows may be bought.

Now a wise thing for us to do if we can is to determine which of these things is the measure of value and which is the real value.

Certainly no one will assert that the cows are the measure of value, it is evident that the paper is not the measure of value, and as gold and silver and paper are all at par, the same argument holds good with either of the other monies, and as the amount of the material in the coin is the same as it was 8 years ago and the buying power twice as great, we can but conclude that these articles have but a relative value. Now what is it that regulates or determines the relative value of a dollar.

One of the things undoubtedly, is the number of dollars in circulation in proportion to the bulk of materials to be exchanged.

If Mr. Albright is a student of political economy, he doubtless remembers that all political economists agree in saying that a contraction of the currency decreases the price of all articles of exchange in proportion to the contraction, and that an inflation of the currency increases the price in proportion to the inflation.

They also agree in saying that the best times are experienced during the period of inflation.

To illustrate, let us suppose that a reasonably good horse sells for $150 (as was the case 8 or 9 years ago). By contracting the currency one half, you make it impossible for that horse to sell for more than $75.

By inflating the currency to double the amount, the horse represented $300.

The illusttration bears within itself no argument for or against contraction or inflation, for it makes absolutely no difference whether the horse sells for $75 or $150 or $300 except to the man who is in debt. To him it makes a wonderful difference.

The law of political economy set fourth above is absolutely undeniable.

Let us imagine a man to contract a debt of $150 under circumstances when one real good horse will pay it, suppose also that he pays no interest. The currency shall now be contracted one-half, rendering his horse worth but $75. He must now sacrifice a team of equally good horses to satisfy his creditor.

The same argument holds good with reference to all other articles of exchange. And yet our financial statesman declares that the masure of value remains definite and certain.

Shame on such nonsense, such foolishness. A person who advocates such stuff is either prejudiced, ignorant, or "has an ax to grind"--or all three. In any case it should fail to catch with an intelligent thinking people, as we have in Cowley County.


Atlanta, Kansas.


W. K. McComas, of Burden, was in town this morning on



This office printed Sale Bills this week for A. B. Tuggle.

Public Sale.

I will offer for sale at my residence, three miles east and two and one-half miles south of Rock on

SATURDAY, OCT. 17th, 1891,

The following property to-wit: 50 head of cattle, consisting of 12 yearling steers, 12 spring calves, remainder cows and heifers.

TERMS OF SALE: Nine months' time on all sums over $10. All sums of $10 and under, cash in hand. Bankable security will be required on all notes.




Judge Troup and stenographer Raymond took the Sunday evening train for Howard to open county court today.


J. A. Kirkland, of Hillsdale, Miama [WAY THEY SPELLED IT] county, in company with A. B. Tuggle of Rock, made this office a call Saturday last.


For Sale.

Two tickets to Chicago, good until Oct. 29th. Will sell cheap. Call at room 10, Hackney Block.


Misses Nora Schmidt and Lettie Reed returned last night from Wichita where they have been for the past week visiting friends and attending the fair.


Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. This is why Wall street and the entire National bank system is fighting the sub-treasury plan and the people. Do you catch on?


The alliance is not a partisan political party, but a political educator of economic questions. The People's party is an organization to put into operation the demands of the



Township Ticket.

A meeting will be held in Pleasant Valley township Thursday evening, Oct. 15, at Odessa school house for the purpose of nominating a People's township ticket.

W. J. CANN, Com.


Mrs. H. Tuller left for Kansas City this morning.


Geo. Corwin left this morning for Kansas City on a business trip.


The union meeting held at the First Baptist church last evening was well attended.


Mrs. J. M. Armstrong and Miss Anna Eden of Atlanta were in town today trading with our merchants.


Misses Ona Arnspiger and Mollie Ryman and Mrs. Robertson, of Portland, Kansas, made this office a pleasant call today. Mrs. Robertson and Miss Arnspiger will leave for Kansas City this



The "Old Roman" at Arkansas City says the democrats in Vernon and Ninnescah townships have all gone back to their first love. This seems strange when only three men in Vernon township can be found that will vote the democrat ticket, and one of them is the democratic candidate for county treasurer. The Old Roman should tell another and then catch a breath.


The amount of the mortgages filed during the week ending Saturday, Oct. 3rd, as shown by the Daily Abstract of Sadil & Light is:

Filings $59,343.58

Releases 30,534.90

Excess of filings $28,808.78

Sadil & Light are getting to be regular calamity howlers, and the wonder is, that the smut mill don't give them a severe roasting. Better look out, boys.


Everyone who receives wages or has a fixed salary has a right to demand that the purchasing power of his money shall not be diminished. That is the republican doctrine as expounded by President Harrison, Senator Sherman, and all republican leaders.


Will the Courier or any other republican paper please show where this "doctrine" has ever been carried out? Every law enacted in the last 30 years in reference to the financial system has had a tendency toward diminishing values. And still the

g. o. p. papers have the brazen effrontery to advocate such doctrine as the above to an enlightened reading public.



The city council meets this evening and there is a great deal of interest manifested by the people as to the outcome of the meeting.

The action of the council, at a former meeting, in laying a tax of $100 per month on a clothing merchant who advertised to sell goods very cheap, had the effect of bringing out a petition from the butchers to have a tax of $100 per month on all new butcher shops that wish to come in and do business within the corporate limits of this city. Of course, a tax of this kind will easily succeed in preventing any more shops from starting up for the present, and by protecting the shops we already have we will soon be able to buy our meat as cheaply as the citizens of Chicago and Kansas City or New York, there being but a small margin of difference now.

The towns of Kansas have been having a serious business depression of late, but there don't seem to be any of the city councils of other towns that have studied the question or in quired into the causes or remedies as have the "dads" of Winfield. Taking the recent ordinance passed by the council as a basis for calculation, we evidently have too many people here and some kind of measure had to be adopted in order to prevent an increase.

If the theory of the council is a correct one, then no better remedy could have been suggested, and Winfield had better act quickly in order that she may reap all the benefits possible from the discovery before our neighboring towns catch on to the scheme and inaugurate a boom.

There are at this time about thirty-five or forty men engaged in building an elevator in the northern part of the city, and their pounding and thumping is a great annoyance to that otherwise placid and quiet neighborhood.

The council should not adjourn without taking some action in this matter. It looks as if, under this new regime, that these fellows should be arrested for disturbing the peace of the community, and made to feel the cold arm of the law. If they are permitted to go on, they will soon have the building completed and then the company will send parties here to manage it, and after they are once here, it will be almost impossible to get rid of them.

Business is business, gentlemen, and while it may require some nerve, you should not waver or hesitate as to carrying out the policy you have outlined, and may be in the sweet bye and bye when our population has been reduced to the happy minimum contemplated by your policy; when the elegant council chamber that has so often resounded to the eloquence of Councilmen Harter, Cure, Vance, et al, shall have become the abode of bats and owls; when the antiquarian of the future shall wander through this lonely and deserted village in search of the cause of our decline, after having examined some of the "statoots," will be able to write our epitaph in something after the following style:

"Here is a city whose decline began at a time when it elected a council supposed to know straight up, but it didn't."


The mortgage debt generally represents values and not poverty. Courier.

We thought that was the way of it, but were never so certain about it as now. According to this version of the matter, the editor of the post office must be wealthy, with an unsatisfied mortgage and judgment indebtedness of from fourteen to twenty thousand dollars. The only question is where are the values? Yes--where?


Misses Nolan and Pixley went to Kansas City Monday evening.

Henry Branson of Grouse was shaking hands with his many friends today.

District court will convene again in this county in two weeks, or as soon as the judge gets through in Elk county.

Mrs. A. E. Baird and daughter, Pauline, went to Mound City, this state, Monday evening.

Lee Phillips was taken very sick just after he played the last game of baseball here. He is still very low with typhoid fever at his home.


Bill Allison came in last night and left again this morning. His family is visiting here at present. Wm. is Probate Judge of county A in the new country just being settled.


Co. Pres. J. A. Rupp and Dist. Pres. Wm. Baird will be in Arkansas City next Saturday, Oct. 10, looking up the interests of the Co. S. S. Convention which will be held in Winfield Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st.


The man who gave his name as F. M. Miller, and was arrested for shooting into the train between here and Belle Plaine, waived examination and gave bail in the sum of $600 for his appearance at district court.


Adelphi Lodge No. 110 A. F. & A. M. meets tonight in Masonic hall, corner of 9th and Millington street. All members are requested to be in attendance. Visitors are cordially invited. By order of the W. M. B. W. TROUT, Secretary.


Tom Doud, who formerly ran a shoe shop on South Main, was arrested Sunday evening by Officers Siverd and McLain for selling intoxicants. A half-barrel of beer was found in Tom's bedroom at his dwelling. The trial is set for Friday before Justice Van De Water.


There will be a S. S. Convention held in the Presbyterian church at Maple City on Sunday, Oct. 11th, commencing at 10 o'clock. Basket dinner. I am endeavoring to secure good speakers for this occasion. Come everybody, and go home filled with a determination to do better work.

J. A. RUPP, Co. Pres.


Dr. Strong and wife, of Clayton, Indiana, are visiting his brother, S. P. Strong, of Rock. The Dr. was here about nine years ago and was somewhat surprised at the substantial improvements in Winfield since his former visit. He says Winfield presents the most attractive appearance of any town he has seen in his travels. The doctor is an old-time republican, but S. P. is of the opinion that after staying awhile in Kansas, that he will imbibe a sufficient amount of calamity doctrine to make a good howler in 1892. Nevertheless, Mr. Strong is one of those genial, whole-souled men that it does noe good to meet with, and we trust that his visit in Kansas will be an enjoyable one.


The county commissioners convened their court Monday.


D. C. Lynn is here at present from Texas. Charley is well known in these parts.


G. D. Akers, one of Udall's most enterprising merchants, was on our streets Tuesday.


Ed McMullen and wife left Monday for a visit to St. Louis. They will take in the fair while gone.


Capt. Myers returned Monday morning from Colorado. He says a heavy snow fell at Colorado Springs while he was there.


J. E. Conklin and wife left Monday evening for Kansas City where they will visit for several days and take in the Priests of Pallas parade.


John Keck left Monday morning last for Kansas City to meet his wife, who has been east on a visit for some time. They will take in the sights in K. C. this week.


Cal Ferguson returned from his business trip to New Mexico Sunday evening. He reports a very interesting time while gone. He was in Old Mexico and saw a fine country.


Will Ferguson went to Chanute Sunday evening to take a position in a large clothing establishment. Will is an accommodating young man and will not fail to give satisfaction to both employers and customers.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 5th were:

Releases . . . $7,697.00

Filings . . . 3,667.27

Excess of Filings . . $4,029.73


Notice to Committeemen.

Owing to fact that the County Alliance and Southwestern Soldiers' Reunion hold meetings at Arkansas City on the 13, 14, 15 of Oct., the meetings in Maple, Rock, and South Richland township will be cancelled for the present and a later date will be substituted.

S. P. STRONG, Chairman Com.


Guy Sparks has resigned his position as deputy register of deeds under A. A. Jackson, and will soon move his family and effects to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he has accepted a position as bookkeeper for a manufacturing establishment. Guy has been deputy register for nearly two years and has given entire satisfaction to Mr. Jackson and to the public in general. While Winfield loses one of her best citizens and family, that loss will be a gain to Indianapolis. Success to Guy, may his future be a bright and lucrative one is the wish of this office.


One of the Courier's "prosperity yawpers" from North Richland township was in town this week and gave that paper some figures that will do to display before his friends from the east, but any sensible man in Kansas knows they are rather "fishy." The gentleman, Mr. Sam Tull, told "the thing over the way" that he had a farm of 160 acres which he rented this year and received $1,200 for his rent and his renter got $2,400 for his labor. This makes $3,600 mde this year from 160 acres, not including the fruit which Mr. Tull says if he could have saved was worth $500. Here $4,100 of grain and fruit is raised on 160 acres in one year. This is a little over $25 to the acre. What could this renter raise to have brought so much at present prices? Any farmer in Richland township knows these figures won't work. Mr. Tull says his neighbors clear $10 and $11 per acre. Nothing short of a few affidavits from these "prosperity" farmers will settle this matter. We give those figures to show to the balance of Richland township that Mr. Tull and his neighbors are "extra good farmers."


The A. C. Traveler has a writer that signs himself "Truth and Justice" and tries to create a breeze by attacking clerk Fouts' salary record. Will Truth and Justice come to time? If so, he can get that $500.


Township Ticket.

A meeting will be held in Pleasant Valley township Thursday evening, Oct. 15, at Odessa school house for the purpose of nominating a People's township ticket.

W. J. CANN, com.


Council Proceedings.

The city council met last evening with Mayor Graham in the chair. Present Councilmen Evans, Harter, Hickok, Myton, Reed, Vance, and Whiting.

Bills to the amount of $156.85 were read and allowed.

Petition of about 200 citizens of Winfield and vicinity, requesting that the ordinance requiring Moe Isaacs & Co., to pay a tax of $100 per month be reduced, was referred to finance committee.

The ordinance in reference to occupation tax of $100 per month on new butcher shops was postponed until next meeting.

Report of police judge for September was referred to city attorney.

An ordinance providing for a sidewalk on East 5th to connect with sidewalk leading to college was passed.

Sidewalk on South Fuller was ordered completed.

A crossing was ordered in on corner 16th and Fuller.

Committee on deed of Island Park and survey of same granted further time in which to report.

Committee appointed to confer with a committee from the assembly were also given further time to report.

Crossings on West 9th and East 7th were ordered repaired.

Street on East 7th ordered repaired.

On motion council adjourned to meet next Friday evening.


Board of Education.

The Board of Education met last evening in regular session. Present--Fink, Albright, Cheek, Smith, Wood, Crawford, Pate, Sydal, and Supt. Spiudler [?]. NOTE: MUCH OF THIS WAS MESSED UP IN PAPER...ONLY GIVING A FEW ITEMS.

On motion the salary of Miss Gibson, principal of 5th ward school, was raised from $52.50 to $55.

On motion superintendent was instructed to purchase primary text books upon the subject of hygiene and narcotics for use of teachers below B, Grammar grade, and that teachers be required to give oral lessons daily to their pupils upon these subjects.

On motion board adjourned fr one month.



Moving is the order of the day in this locality.

B. F. Walker is about to trade his farm here for one in Missouri.

The Y. M. C. A.'s of the Winfield College held gospel meeting at Walnut Valley school house last Sunday evening. They will also conduct meeting at same place next Sunday evening.

We would advise the little boys who have been meddling with property around vacant houses to read the law posted in our school house.

"Bige" Gaily has returned from the new land. He wasn't as successful in securing a laim as his cousin, E. Walker.

The apple paring at Mr. Walker's last Tuesday was well attended, and those who were present report a good time.



Wm. Linke is here looking after the interests of Geo. W. Moore & Co., of Hartford, Conn.


Charley Roberts, of Union Hill, started for Oskaloosa, Iowa, Monday morning on business.


Jas. Walch will fill Jim McLain's place as deputy marshal during Jim's absence in Kansas City.


TO MARRY. Otto Williams, of Cambridge, procured license last Saturday to marry Miss Amelia Hayne, of Eaton.


Frank Pierce, of Dexter, was in the city yesterday. Frank says that the republican party of Dexter is on the wane.


Fred Wilber came up from Guthrie, shook hands with his many friends, and started for Kansas City Tuesday evening to take in the fair.


John R. Sumpter, of this city, has been recommended by the Winfield Board of Trade to be appointed deputy state grain inspector.


Sol Burkhalter has some friends visiting him from Dayton, Indiana. Sol and his friends will take a trip down thro' the territory in a few days.


The heavy frost last night has caused vegetation to wilt and the leaves on the trees to drop. Ice one-fourth of an inch thick was discovered this morning.


Cap Whiting returned from the promised land this week. He is the possessor of what will be in the near future, valuable property in the new town of Chandler.


There will be a musical soiree at Manning's Hall tomorrow evening under the efficient management of Miss Myrta Lamport. This will be a musical treat worth hearing.


Quite a number have gone to Kansas City this week to attend the fair and witness the Priests of Pallas parade. Among those that went are Arthur Bangs and wife, Jim McLain, John Keck, J. R. Cottingham, and Geo. Osterhout and family.


The familiar visage of Berry Scroggins is visible on our streets again. He is not overburdened with massive real estate possessions in the new country. The squaw that had a prior claim on the land Berry coveted did not exactly suit his taste so he



The A. C. Democrat still keeps telling its readers something about Amos Walton's record. So far Bro. McIntyre has shown the successor of Amos which was McIntyre himself, to be the rascal. If Amos Walton was a candidate on the democrat or republican ticket, he would be a gentleman.


MARRIED. On Sunday, Oct. 4th, at the bride's home in Omnia township, Mr. A. DeBard to Miss Myrtle Haworth. The young couple are well and favorably known by a large circle of friends, who join with this office in wishing them a long and happy life. The groon is conducting a school two miles south of Torrance.


L. J. Davidson, of Eaton, will move his family and effects the first of next week to Leoti, in the northwest part of the state. This is a move that the many friends of L. J. will dislike to hear. Mr. Davidson is one among the early settlers and is recognized as one among the best men in his locality. He was elected last fall as representative of his district by the People's party, and conducted himself at the session last winter in a manner that his constituents all feel proud of his record. He is a man of sterling integrity, morally a chirstian, politically a true reformer, conscientious in his beliefs, and honorable in his dealings. Such is L. J. Davidson, whose many friends wish him and his family a long and prosperous life in their new home.


The engine room of The Newspaper Union is being rapidly



TO BE MARRIED. C. Hahn, of Oxford, and Miss Nellie A. Howell of Kellogg, secured the necessary matrimonal document yesterday.


Squire Turner of Otter township was in town this week. Mr. Turner is one of the oldest settlers in the east part of the county.


Sam Hartsell, of Sumner county, made us a call this week. He says the people are on top in Sumner county, notwithstanding there are two more tickets in the field.


TO BE MARRIED. Mr. Ithamer Saunders and Mrs. Miranda Rhoads, both of Winfield, have taken license to wed, and the ceremony will be performed this evening his his honor, Judge Sitton.


F. Baker, of Dexter, was in town this week and got a check cashed on the first installment of his pension, of which he has just been granted $8.00 per month, dating back from September, 1890.


L. P. King dropped in to see us Tuesday evening. He was on his way to Kansas City. He has been around over the state some in the last ten days and finds the reform movement gaining in popularity wherever he goes.


MARRIED. Marriage today (Wednesday) between S. G. Babcock of Wichita and Louise S. Gregg of Winfield. Mr. Babcock is a traveling salesman for a large wholesale hardware firm and Miss Gregg is a teacher in the Winfield high schools.


An engine set fire to a stack of wheat while threshing at W. E. Stenhour's in Vernon township last Monday. The stack was entirely consumed. The tank was at a neighbors being filled and the fire could not be checked at once.


We are requested by the managers of the Cowley county fair that they have been able to pay all their premiums in full this year. This is a splendid showing for the association and will encourage those who were patrons and competitors this year to take renewed interest, and make it a greater success next year.


Capt. P. A. Huffman returned this week from a business trip to Velasco, Texas. While gone he accepted a position as business manager of a large real estate firm at Velasco. He has gone to Chicago and other eastern points. He will go to Texas as soon as he returns from the east. This is a good hit for the Captain, who will give satisfaction to his employers.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 6th were:

Filings ....... $14,263.72

Releases ...... 4,309.20

Excess of Filings. $ 9,954.52

In the article taken from Sadil & Light's abstract, in yeserday's Daily, a mistake was made in putting the word "filings" in the place of "releases." It should have read: Excess of releases $4,029.73. The mistake was made by the compositor and escaped the vigilant eye of the ornamental proof reader.


S. S. Convention.

The Vernon township Sunday school convention was a success in spite of the rain.

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. P. B. Lee, of Winfield. Worley O'Neal at the organ. Basket dinner, and plenty of it.

The afternoon session opened with an excellent song service, followed by a class drill by Mrs. R. V. Rupp. This lady had prepared a paper on Sunday school teaching, telling of her method, etc., after which her class arose, and without books sang "Sing, Sing His Praise." Then in concert repeated the 23rd Psalm. Then in concert repeated the Lord's prayer. They were again seated, and without any help, whatever, never once disappointed their teacher as she questioned them over the lessons of three years ago. The baby of the class, Marshall Land's tiny little girl, passed the hat around the class, taking up its weekly collection and giving the same to the county president.

Next followed the Seely class, Miss Cora Bruington, Teacher. This is a fortunate class, having a room by themselves during Sunday school. Their drill covered the 3rd quarter. They used colored charts and colored cards.

Mrs. Emma Smith, of Winfield, was next introduced. Shje gave us one of the best temperance talks we have heard in the State.

Rev. Viele, of Oxford, was the next speaker.

District President Wm. Baird, of Wellington, addessed us for a short time.

The newly elected township officers, viz: Rev. B. McBride, President; Miss Lottie E. Soule, Secretary, Charles Tharp, Vice President, and Grace Steinhour, Treasurer.

President Baird and Mr. C. Farguhar remained to address the young folks at night. SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKER.



J. D. SALMON, People's nominee for Register of Deeds, was born in Henry county, Virginia, December 5th, 1837. He left that state in the year 1859, about one week prior to the hanging of John Brown, and settled in what was then known as Barren, now Metcalfe county, Kentucky. On the 4th of July, 1861, he enlisted as a private soldier in the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry; served in every non-commissioned office in his company, and was promoted for gallantry to the office of second lieutenant.

He participated in the terrible battles of Perryville, Stone River or Murfreesborough, Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Chattanooga, and Chicamaugua. At the latter place he was struck by three balls, one of which caused the loss of his right arm. He was left on the battlefield for dead and was taken prisoner by the enemy, subsequently paroled, and sent to Columbus, Ohio, to recuperate, where he was discharged in 1864.

He came to Kansas in 1883 and settled at Dexter, this county. Mr. Salmon enjoys the confidence and respect of those who know him wihout regard to party or political belief. He has been a republican since the closing of the war, until two years ago, when he espoused the cause of the reform movement, believing with thousands of others, that through the medium of the People's party, our politics can be purified more speedily than through any other. His unanimous endorsement by the convention attests his popularity as a citizen, and should he be elected, he will make an officer of whom all classes of citizens will be proud.



Sleeman Kaster has returned from the new country.

Mrs. W. P. Hardwick started Monday to visit her mother and other relatives in Missouri.

Mr. Bryan, our hardware merchant, accompanied by his wife, went to St. Louis to attend the fair.

DIED. Mr. Sparkman, residing below Dexter, died Sunday and was buried Monday. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and was buried by the rites of the order.

The howlers and howleresses will meet in Dexter next Saturday evening for the purpose of organizing a People's Club. Everybody invited to come. The people are enthusiastic over this way.

The following gentlemen visited at the residence of L. B. Bullinton last Saturday: Salem Fouts, Amos Walton, Ham Hawkins, and Jap Cochran. It is wise to say they are all candidates on the people's ticket, and will of course be elected in November.


MARRIED. Married at the M. E. Parsonage Thursday evening, Oct. 1st, by Rev. Lahr, Mr. Dix Hale and Miss Clara Wagner. The bride is the eldest daughter of Dr. Wagner of this place and is well known and highly respected while the groom has been a resident of our town about four years, and is an energetic young man and has many friends. May they have a long, happy and prosperous life is the wish of their friends. M.



Cool days now with some frost in the mornings.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown attended church at Arkansas City Sunday.

Miss Celina Bliss of Winfield, is visiting Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Chapin.

Mr. and Mrs. Cal Snyder, S. D. Fisher, and Ed Chapin attended the fair at Wichita last week.

Mr. J. M. Midkiff is preparing to build a new house in the fine grove on his farm near Hackney.

The district alliance will be held in the Mercer school house in West Bolton on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Miss Ella Shaw is back from the Hoosier State and her pleasant face is a welcome sight around Hackney.

Mrs. O. B. Mason received a telegram calling her to Iowa on account of the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Smock.

Jimmey O'Conner, the station agent at Hackney, is sick with fever at his boarding place. The station is closed for the present.

The union review at the M. E. Church was a failure as to attendance from Irwin Chapel, no one being on hand but the superintendent.

The store building at Hackney is being enlarged and the co-operative association propose building a large hall over the store for the use of the Grange and as a town hall.

Rev. O. B. Lee preached to a good congregation at the Chapel Sunday at 11 o'clock, and he and his wife and little daughter were entertained by R. W. Anderson's until the evening meeting.

MARRIED. Married, at the home of the bride, Mr. Jesse Mumaw and Miss Addie Compton. The young people are of the best and most respected families in the valley, and have numberless good wishes from all.


A Literary Day.

At R. W. Anderson's on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, in response to notice given by the hostess, a number of friends assembled to enjoy and give enjoyment by an interchange of thoughts and sympathy.

The meeting was opened by scripture reading by Mrs. Mary Ann Roseberry. Prayer by Mrs. Greer of Winfield. Paper by Mrs. Clara Mason, which was discussed by Mrs. Greer, Mrs. McGlashin, Mrs. Hannah Brown, Mrs. Amy Chapin, and others.

Dinner was served to all, and a social time enjoyed for two hours when the work of the day was resumed by singing "While the Years are going by."

Recitation by Miss Nettie Anderson; then Miss Bliss of Winfield, being called on to sing or play, replied by a short quotation from a poem by P. P. Bliss, written in his early days, which was so well received that Miss Celina was persuaded to recite the whole poem.

Then followed other recitations by Miss Muriel Chapin, an original poem by Mrs. Amy Chapin, Atha Muret, Mary Beaver, Cora Wooley, Mrs. Hannah Brown, Mrs. John Bower of Vernon, and Mrs. C. G. Bradbury of Vernon. A GUEST.



Republican Club Meeting.

The republican club attempted to have another meeting last night but gave it up, there not being a quorum present. This club ws organized about two weeks ago with a great blast of trumpets as to what they were going to do. They began business by excluding all who were not members of the club, thus committing the party to the principle of secret political organization in the face of all that has been said by the Pariseical republican organs upon the iniquitous plan of holding secret caucuses. The Knights of Reciprocity and the republican club of Winfield are surely not orthodox republicans.

About 20 percent of the audience last night was from the post office department of this city. The meeting was advertised in the Courier last evening, and as a consequence it was supposed that the fact that there would be a meeting hadn't got noised around very much, and the members of the club who did go were somewhat surprised to find that an enemy in the shape of a People's party man had learned of the meeting and had come to take in the show. After having opposed the idea of secret political gatherings, they disliked to request him to withdraw and so they finally decided to adjourn and not carry out the program advertised. The club will probably make another to meet in the future.


Felix Calonder brought a load of wheat to market last Wednesday, and sold it to Kirk & Alexander's buyer. Mr. Calonder had run 4 or 5 bushels through the fanning mill, that had a little oats in, he then drove to his granery and finished his load. He weighed on the city scales before he sold, and had 47 bushels and 30 pounds. He sold his load for 69 cents per bushel, weighed his load on the mill scales and had 46 bushels and 30 pounds. The buyer agreed to pay 69 cents per bushel but on account of a little oats, the mill docked the load 9 cents on the bushel. Mr. Calonder feels as though he was cheated out of one bushel of grain in weight, besides the 9 cents on the bushel.



Mrs. Latham, of Udall, is in the city today.

Sam Pryor's mother came in from the east this morning.

Sheriff Gibson started this morning for the Oklahoma country on business.

Geo. Frazier, one of Udall's prominent merchants, was in town today on business.

S. H. Carr returned from the territory last evening, where he has been during the summer.

Frank Gilliland, of Sheridan township, was in the city today. He is one of those reformers that wants no fusion from any source.

County Attorney McGinnis, of Butler county, was in the city today on business with our county commissioners. He is one of those persistent calamity howlers, that was elected last fall by the people.

Geo. Wagner, of the A. C. Dispatch, ws here and stayed over night. This morning the south bound Santa Fe was about an hour late, aned George "fessed up" that he was getting "most all fired thirsty" before he left.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 6th were:

Releases ...... $2,392.50

Filings ....... 1,859.68

Excess of releases ...... $ 942.82


The Courier has made some additions to its staff for the campaign. They now have a new patent, self-adjusting, double-back-acting, excelsior, cog-wheeled liar that can grind them out to order. Stereotyped plates will be furnished republican papers for the campaign at reduced rates.


An interesting little squabble over that half barrel of beer that was captured in Doud's bedroom the other day is going on between the officers and M. T. Britton, Joe Metchler, and L. Holzderber. They have replevined eight bottles each. It is feared now that if a few more claimants come in, the officers will have none left for themselves.


The people's club held a meeting at the city building last evening. W. P. Hardwick, commissioner from eastern Cowley, made the speech of the evening. Mr. Hardwick said that while he had always been a democrat, he was opposed to 82,000 republican majority, with its attendant evils, and believed that it was his duty to use the only means presented, that of voting the people's ticket to rebuke the republican party for its subserviency to corporation and ring rule. He spoke of the high character of the candidates on the people's ticket, and closed with an exhortation to all true democrats to repel the seductive smiles of republicans and vote for their interest. He was frequently applauded during the course of his remarks. The president, Mr. Q. A. Glass, gave the club a recitation upon the subject of tariff, which brought down the house. Short speeches were made by O. P. Fuller, Ira P. Russell, and others. After which the club adjourned to meet on next Wednesday evening, at Manning's Hall. James Buchanan will be present at that time and will deliver a talk on the subject of money. This is a subject of importance to everybody and all should avail themselves of the opportunity to hear this lecture. A special invitation is extended to ministers and bankers to be present.


Commissioners' Court.

The following business has been transacted and a few additional allowances to paupers:

Sealed proposals for the construction of a bridge across Dutch creek in Fairview township was received. The superstructure was awarded to the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., of Canton, Ohio, for $584. The substructure was awarded to Roberts and Webber for $430.

The report of the viewers in the Wm. Stout county road was adopted.

The following viewers in the James Bruington road were appointed: Leonard Stout, S. C. Smith, and R. L. Glover. The same were appointed in the Wm. Frelinger road.

In the matter of the John Sargeant road, E. Harned, Steve Elkins, and J. R. Ferguson were appointed.


It has leaked out that the democratic central committee are fitting Andy Thompson for joint discussions with republicans and people's party speakers. No better choice could have been made. Andy possesses superior advantages as a debater, chief of which is that he never hears what an opponent says, usually considering it unworthy of notice.





ARKANSAS CITY, Kas., Oct. 1, 1891.


The membership of this association being scattered all over the southwest, and it being impossible to reach all by letter, this circular is issued for the benefit of all concerned.

(1) The annual reunion and encampment of the association will be held in this city Oct. 14, 15, 16, at which time it is expected that every member will be present, if possible, with his family.

(2) A general invitation is hereby extended to all ex-soldiers to attend with their families. Ample quarters have been provided in tents which with fuel and straw for bedding will be free to all veterans.

(3) Department Commander Tim McCarty and Staff, Capt. Bernard Kelly, Senator Plumb, Hon. A. R. Green, Hon. Joe Watters, Gov. G. W. Steele, and other prominent speakers will address the Association. "Camp Fires" will burn every night.

(4) Battery "A," K.F.G., "C" Company 2nd Infantry K.N.G., 3rd Regiment Knights of Pythias, "A" and "B" Companies Arkansas City Cadets, will go into camp with the Veterans. The Day Parade of the Association will occur Oct. 15, and a Night Parade lighted by "Greek Fire" will be given on the same or succeeding evening.

(5) Round trip tickets, at the price of one fare, will be on sale at all railroad stations within 150 miles of Arkansas City, Oct. 13 to 16, good to return up to and including Oct. 17.

By order of B. F. CHILDS, President.







An Occasion When John Howard Payne

Sang the Song under Compulsion.

I was once acquainted with a Swede who had been adopted by the Osage Indians, says a writer in the Detroit Free Press. He was a friend of John Ross, the celebrated chief of the Cherokees, and gave his name in the Cherokee languageit was written J. Q. & J. Q., pronounced Koh-weh-s-koh-weh, and means swamp sparrow. His brother, Lewis Ross, was named To-tah-te, which means spoon.

My informant was himself called by the Cherokees T-kaw-wha-lees-ky, which signifies "The man who writes orders for flour."

John Howard Payne, the author of "Home, Sweet Home," was a warm, personal friend of John Ross. At the time the Cherokees were removed from their homes in Georgia to their present home west of the Mississippi river, Payne was spending a few weeks in Georgia with Ross, who was occupying a miserable cabin, having been forcibly ejected from his former home. A number of prominent Cherokees were in prison, and that portion of Georgia in which the tribe was located was scoured by armed squads of the Georia militia, who had orders to arrest all who refused to leave the country.

While Ross and Payne were seated before the fire in the hut, the door was suddenly burst open and six or eight militia men sprang into the room. Ross' wife was seated on a trunk containing many valuable papers and a small amount of money, and at the unexpected intrusion she sprang up and screamed wildly. Ross spoke to her in the Cherokee language, telling her to be seated, as she would save the contents of the trunk. She sat down again and the intruders told Ross that he and Payne were under arrest and must prepare to accompany the squad to Milledgeville, where they were to be imprisoned. The soldiers lost no time in taking their prisoners away. Ross was permitted to ride his own horse, while Payne was mounted on one led by a soldier. As the little party left the hovel, rain began falling and continued until every man was drenched thoroughly.

Towards midnight Payne's escort, in order to keep himself awake, began humming "Home, home, sweet, sweet home," when Payne remarked, "Little did I expect to hear that song under such circumstances and at such a time. Do you know the author?"

"No," said the soldier, "do you?"

"Yes," answered Payne, "I composed it."

"The devil you did! You can tell that to some other fellow but not to me. Look here, you made that song, you say; if you didand I know you didn'tyou can say it all without stopping. It has something about pleasures and palaces. Now pitch in, and reel it off, and if you can't, I'll bounce you from your horse and lead you instead of it."

The threat was answered by Payne in a subdued tone, and then he sang it, making the old woods ring with the tender melody and pathos of the words. It touched the heart of the rough soldier, who was not only captivated but convinced, and who said that the composer of such a song should never go to prison if he could help it.

And when the party reached Milledgeville, they were, after a preliminary examination, discharged, much to their surprise. Payne insisted that it was because the leader of the squad had been under the magnetic influence of Ross' conversation, and Ross insisted that they had been saved from insult and imprisonment by the power of "Home, Sweet Home," sung as only those who can feel can sing it.

The friendship existed between Ross and Payne until the grave closed over the mortal remains of the latter.


John Mann, of the sheriff's force, has a cousin visiting him from Missouri.

Geo. Hargis, of Arkansas City, was up today. He is one of the prominent attorneys of that city.

The ladies of the Christian church will give a dinner and supper on election day, Nov. 3.

The Spirit of the West, of Burden, found its way to this office this morning, marked X. We accept.

George Corwin returned this morning from Kansas City, where he has been on business and attending the fair.

A. Kinley, of Atlanta, was in town today, and will keep posted from now until election day through our columns.

Congressman B. H. Clover was in town today. He has been in Oklahoma for some time, but has been home for two weeks sick.

MARRIAGE LICENSES. Marriage licenses for yesterday: C. C. Tubbe to Miss Maggie Gage, both of Arkansas City. Arthur Baldwin to Miss Maggie Carson, both of Winfield.


Guy Sparks' father returned from New Mexico this week. Guy has been waiting for his father's return before he started to his new home in Indianapolis. He will likely go now in a very short time.


Mrs. Marian Todd, of Michigan, has been secured by the people's committee for three speeches in Cowley this campaign.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 8th, were:

Filings ..... $4,336

Releases .... 2,337

Excess of filings .. $1,999


See Geo. Neff's new delivery wagon. It is a daisy. George will have no time to rock the baby now on account of the increase of trade. In fact, there are no flies on George (especially these frosty mornings). When he undertakes to accommodate his customers, he does it.


A good old, gray-haired brother undertook to enlighten J. C. Bradshaw in his speech last night in Sheridan township on the events of the late Kansas legislature. But as the g. o. p. party now quoting by guess, he was confronted by the Senate Journal and the good old man ws left in the soup.


Jasper Cochran.

Jasper Cochran, or "Jap," as he is familiarly called, nominee for sheriff on the People's ticket, was born in Scott county, Indiana, March 17, 1851. In 1854 his parents moved to Mashaskie county, Iowa, where he lived until 1870, when he came to Kansas and settled in Winfield, Oct. 15, of that year, lacking but six days of having lived in Cowley county twenty-one years at this writing.

He has been engaged in various pursuits, but wherever found he has distinguished himself for industry and executive ability, coupled with the strictest integrity and uprightness of life and conduct. For several years past he has been engged in farming and fruit growing. His nomination by the convention came unasked and unsolicited by him, and was a sort of a paralyzer to the opposition; because of his spotless record as a citizen and man among men.

That he will be elected to the office of sheriff is conceded by all and that he will perform the duties of the office to the best of his ability, no one doubts for a minute.


H. C. Hawkins.

H. C. Hawkins, nominee on the People's ticket for county treasurer, is a native of Indiana. When but four years of age his parents moved to the state of Iowa, where he grew to manhood. In 1871, he came to Cowley county and settled in Vernon township, where he has lived ever since.

Politically Mr. Hawkins has been a republican with a sufficiency of independence in his make up to straigghten his ticket when the ringsters placed thereon men whom he though unfit for the positions. For the past two years he has affiliated with the People's movement.

Wherever Mr. Hawkins is known, his name is a synonym for honor and integrity and the people need have no fears with regard to placing the county funds in his keeping. He is an old and tried citizen and taxpayer that has helped to make Cowley county what it is today.

He is making friends wherever he goes, and there is now no doubt that he will be elected by the largest majority yet given the People's ticket.


The Courier of last night boiled over with a lot of sympathetic heart rending gush. It started out as usual to show to its readers the stereotyped story that our mortgages was evi- dences of our wealth and prosperity. It says nine out of every ten mortgaged as an alternative to have a home. No one doubts this for a moment, but when these Cowley county farmers mortgaged their farms from six to ten years ago, they had confidence in the administration who was supposed to be running this government in the interest of the people. They did not expect a government to be run on the principle of a reduction of values, in order to make the rich richer and the poor poorer, but such is the fact, and the Courier dare not tackle this question to the contrary. The Courier drops on to the chattle mortgage question, and intimates the great majority of chattle mortgages is caused by our farmers buying machinery. This is to a great extent true, but why do those farmers put chattle mortgages on their stock, from the simple fact, they have grown the grain, and it takes the necessary machinery to take care of it, and values on everything has been depreciated to such an extent that they have no ready money to buy with. The grain they raise has not paid the true cost of production for the last eight years on account of depreciating values and gambling in the products of what the farmer produces. This great promulgator of law and morality after showing that mortgages was a benefit, and a necessity, then gives L. P. King a round up on what they call his misrepresentation of the railroad bonds in Cowley county, which no doubt is a snag the Courier and its "prosperity yawpers" do not like to run against.

Another stumper the Courier ran against was the fact that our County Surveyor has been allowed $156, instead of $52. This extravagance is all laid at the door of the last legislature, which passed a law to the effect that the county surveyor "must keep his office open one day in the week, or that he may keep his office open six days and receive $4.00 per day." Mr. Carnes should be given credit for being a conscientious reformer, as he only made out a bill for $162, while the law would have given him $304. The Courier man sees in this law a rare chance for boodle, and is striving to place a man in the office, who will put in a bill of $304 each quarter instead of $152. This $152 boodle that the Courier looks at will go a long ways to help keep up a corrupt newspaper for a corrupt political ring. With a reform county surveyor in office, the county saves $608 a year, which if in the hands of the prosperity yawping party, would be used for political boodle.

The Courier finally winds up on "the old soldier racket," and says the people's party, in order to catch votes, put up by a one armed soldier (J. D. Salmons for register of deeds) against R. S. Strother, "as brave a soldier as ever faced the privations of war."

Could our readers peruse the article on the "old soldier racket," in last night's Courier and then read some of the pathetic slobbering of this same paper of a few years back, they could see at a glance, that this "old soldier racket" has about lost power with the Courier and its party.

The pension that Mr. Salmons receives, that is such a bugaboo in the eyes of the Courier, does not pay him for the loss of a strong right arm and the suffering he underwent for many months caused from the loss of his arm. This little fusilade being fired at Mr. Salmons emanates from the brain of one who should forever hold his tongue about the "old soldier racket," when the position he now occupies and under the circumstances he occupies it, is so well knoown to every citizen almost in this county. He should take a back seat on the "old soldier" question. A man who has no use for an old soldier, only to get his vote to keep his party in pwoer and then occupy a position the "old soldier" is entitled to, is not much on "consistency."


Ritchie's sub-treasury pamphlet should be in the hands of every alliance man. Send for it.


A Good Citizen Gone.

DIED. Chas. Geiser, of Beaver township, died Thursday morning, Oct. 8th, at 5 o'clock. The deceased had been suffering for some time with a cancer of the stomach. He was 45 years old and leaves a wife and one son in comfortable circumstances. Mr. Geiser was a man held in high esteem by a large circle of friends, who extend their sympathies to a sorrowing widow and son. The remains were interred in the Beaver township cemetery.



R. B. Overman of Otto was in town today.

W. M. Taylor of Udall made this office a call today. He is a conscientious reformer.

Mrs. T. H. Harrod is enjoying a visit at present from a sister from Council Bluff, Iowa.

MARRIAGE LICENSE. P. W. Hollenbeck and Lina C. Willmer of Arkansas City were granted marriage license yesterday.

Grant Wilkins, teaching in district No. 95, was in town today on business with the County Superintendent.

T. G. Yarbrough of Box City was in town today with a load of sweet potatoes. He reports the reform sentiment in Harvey township stronger than ever.

Chairman Strong returned to his post this morning. He says the people must excuse him as he has been at home feasting, visiting, and threshing his crop of wheat.

T. S. Powers of Richland township will hereafter be found standing guard at the front door of the g. o. p. headquarters in this city, John R. Sumpter having thrown up the sponge.

MARRIED. Married by Judge Sitton in his office today at 20 minutes past ten, Arthur Baldwin to Maggie Carson, both of Winfield. The Howler extends its best wishes.

Lafe Devore called on the "Calamity Howlers" in their den yesterday, and said the peoples' partty is far ahead in Pleasant Valley township.


Capt. White, having received the necessary wherewithal to pay the expenses of his company from the state, he will go into camp with his militia next Tuesday at Arkansas City, and eat pork and beans during the reunion. About thirty will go and it is to be hoped they will have a splendid time.


David Edwards, living six miles east of Guthrie, Oklahoma, a nephew of H. L. Edwards of this city, took the first bale of cotton to the Guthrie market. A premium was offered for the first bale, which will give Mr. Edwards over $122 for getting ahead of his neighbors. Young Edwards had in 65 acres of cotton this year.


A correspondent to the Courier let the cat out of the bag yesterday, when it said, "T. J. Lowe was a member of the democrat central committee and president of a peoples' party club. We can inform the Courier correspondent that this is nothing new, for what was once a democrat to be found at the head of a peoples' party club, but a rare thing to find a democrat central




Jackson Snyder, of Dexter, was trading with our businessmen today.


Art Holland, of Guthrie, is in town today. He says when he wants to loaf, he comes up to Cowley county as it is so very quiet here.


John R. Sumpter has resigned his position as sentry at the republican headquarters. It became too monotonous, he couldn't stand it.


D. M. Sidel returned Thursday evening from a months visit at his old home in Ohio. He says the condition of the weather has been very seasonable and politics are hot.


J. W. Browning and Louis P. King of Tannehill, were in town today.


Judge Troup returned this morning from Elk county. He says he found rather a peculiar docket over there. Out of a hundred civil cases not a contest. There is but little war over law points in Elk county.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estte, filed and released Oct. 9th were:

Filings .... . $8,326.25

Releases .... 3,449.50

Excess of filings ... $4,876.75


A people's club will be organized at Dexter tonight. Count on a big majority for the people's ticket in the old republican stronghold of Dexter.


Attorney General Ives has appointed Ben S. Henderson as assistant attorney general for Cowley county. The reasons for the appointment arise from the complaints that have been coming into that office with regard to the loose manner in which the county attorney, C. T. Atkinson, has been enforcing the law of this locality. A reporter had an interview with Mr. Henderson in which he declared it his intention to do his whole duty. This sentiment will be heartily endorsed by the People's party, and while Mr. Atkinson was elected by the People's party, the party does not endorse his method of dealing with law breakers, if reports be true. An official investigation of his records in that office will probably reveal matters as they exist, and we withhold comment for further developments.


For Murder.

Sheriff Gibson returned today from Oklahoma City, where he arrested one Henry Pruitt, charged with the murder of Louis Tournier, an old Frenchman who was found murdered on an island in the Arkansas River, south of and east of Arkansas City. The killing occurred something over two years ago and has been shrouded in mystery ever since. The prosecuting witness, a colored man who had been in the employ of Tournier, claims to have been an eye witness to the killing, but did not dare to reveal it for fear of losing his life.


Agreeably Surprised.

Tuesday, October 6th, was the 57th birthday of S. P. Strong of Rock. The following neighbors had been invited to help celebrate the occasion: A. P. Carman and wife, J. R. Richards and wife, Golden Kestler and wife, Albert Abbott and wife, Dr. A. M. Strong and wife of Clayton, Indiana.

A. P. Carman was chosen to present a neat speech and a fine gold watch in behalf of the donors, the children of the recipient. The ladies then presented their host a beautiful nickel plated reading lamp.




Prof. E. O. Jones, of Burden, was in the city Saturday.

Miss Edith Nichols returned to her home in Sedalia, Mo., Saturday night.

Judge Sitton Sundayed at his farm near Burden, returning to duty this morning.

Marshall Sanderson ran in five tramps Saturday night for breaking into a car of flour near the Santa Fe depot. Six others escaped.

The college Y. M. C. A. have a "gospel wagon" that goes out to the school houses around the city every Sunday evening.


There will be an examination of applicants for teachers' certificates held at the High School building in Winfield on Saturday, October 31st, beginning at 8 o'clock a.m.



Marshal McClain arrested a young man on Saturday evening for being drunk and disorderly. He seemed to be of the impression that he was the owner of the corporation and went about brandishing a knife, and using abusive language. He is more like himself at the present time.


Maj. and Mrs. Sulley will conduct the meetings of the Salvation Army Wednesday and Thursday nights. They are famous workers and all will be well repaid for attending.


Hon. James Buchanan will speak at the opera house at Winfield next Wednesday evening, the 14th.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 10th were:

Filings ..... $35,851.79

Releases .... 23,785.73

Excess of filings .. $12,066.06


The safe in the depot at Udall was blown open last Friday night. The thieves broke into John Lindstrom's blacksmith shop and took a brace and sledge by means of which they effected an entrance into the depot. The door of the safe was blown to pieces, the handle going through the wall into the baggage room. The burglars got a little over ten dollars in money and some important papers. There have been no arrests at this date, but the officers are satisfied that they are on the track of the right fellows.


C. T. Atkinson Arrested.

Papers were placed in the hands of Sheriff Gibson this morning with instructions to arrest C. T. Atkinson, present county attorney, at once. The information filed with the clerk of the court alleges that C. T. Atkinson as county attorney of Cowley county has knowingly permitted divers persons, named in the information, to engage in the business of selling intoxicating liquors contrary to the statues made and provided in such cases. The sheriff proceeded at once to Arkansas City, and at this writing we are unable to sate whether he has served the papers or not.



Our school is flourishing.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sims went to Winfield last Sunday.

Will the correspondent of Wheatland explain why some of the pupils from this district prefer attending school at Star Valley?

Mr. Graham, our pastor, did not materialize last Sunday. Perhaps his absence was caused by the effects of over-eating at the donation party, given him by his New Salem friends.

Ed Buch was among the lucky few to secure farms in the newly opened lands. Mr. John Willis also secured a farm, but he said he did not care for one of which he must farm both sides to obtain sustenance on this earthly sphere, and so he left it to the howling coyotes.




Miss Bettie Lunceford will begin school at Red Bud next Monday.

There was a party at the residence of Mr. A. Leach, given in honor of Ab's birthday.

Messrs. F. Greer and E. A. Houser are entertaining the threshers at their respective homes.

Mr. Ike Johndrow expects to leave sunny Kansas for the fairer and more fruitful (?) state of Missouri.

Miss Agnes Renfro recently visited her home and reports herself fascinated with the life of a pedagogue.

Mr. Melvid Sheets finished making sorghum last week. George and Carrie do not think themselves as sweet as they used to be.

Mr. James Lunceford was in Winfield two days last week. He took a chair to Miss Cordle. She now wishes us to announce that her visitors do not have to stand up now.

Miss Alice Gorham has been staying at Mr. Greer's this week, serving in the capacity of chief cook and kitchen maid.




WANTED. 40 acres of ground plowed. Apply to S. E. Burger, 2 miles north of town.


Gordon's hog and chicken liquid, if introduced into the system of the animal, will destroy the germs of cholera without injury to the living tissues. For sale by Quincy A. Glass, the druggist.


Hon. B. H. Clover was in the city today.

The Dress Cutting School is offering premiums to those organizing classes.

Capt. White, of Co. C, is a modern Diogones. He was seen on the street today at noon with a lighted lantern. He failed "to find a man" here and went on to Arkansas City.

S. P. Strong, P. W. Craig, A. P. Carmine and others are attending the county alliance in session at Arkansas City today and tomorrow.

Co. "C" goes to Arkansas City this evening to attend the reunion of the Southwestern Soldiers' Association. They took their tents, blankets, and commissary and are prepared for a warlike good time.

The Athenian literary society is preparing a course of lectures and concerts for the coming season. They expect to have a few such lecturers as Geo. R. Wendling and some of the best singers in America.


There was a large and enthusiastic meeting at Udall last night. King and Bradshaw were the speakers and two glee clubs furnished music for a crowded house. Mark down gains for the People's ticket from Ninnescah.


At the next county meeting of the Woman's Mutual Improvement Society, members will please come prepared to answer to the roll call, by repeating a verse of scripture relative to the christian hope. B. HENDRIX.


For the annual convention of the Y. M. C. A., the Santa Fe will sell excursion tickets to Parsons, Kansas, and return at $2.50. Tickets sold Oct. 20th to 24th. Limited for return until Oct. 27th. W. J. NEVINS, Agent.


L. M. Toland, the popular Pacific Express driver, has entered the Business College, where he will complete a course. He does this with the advice and consent of his employers, and will no doubt be given a good position when through.


MARRIAGE LICENSE SECURED. R. L. Halley, of Ponca, Indian Territory, and Miss Lida Park, of Clemence, Kansas, secured marriage license last evening. E. P. Reynolds and Miss Nettie Perry, of Arkansas City; Wm. H. Moore, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Miss Emma S. Howland, of Winfield, were the latest victims of cupid as shown by the records of the probate court.


Miss M. M. Hammond, of Leavenworth, is in the city soliciting funds for the Home of the Friendless of that city. The writer has a personal acquaintance with Miss Hammond, extending through a number of years, and can heartily recommend her to the people of Winfield as a lady of high Christian character and well worthy of confidence and respect.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 13th were:

Filings ...... $4,790.00

Releases ..... 3,554.00

Excess of filings .... $1,246.00



There will be a special communication of Adelphi Lodge No. 110, A. F. & A. M. this evening for the purpose of work in the Master Mason's degree. Visiting members cordially invited.

By order of the Worshipful Master.

B. W. TROUT, Sec.



James Buchanan tonight.

Workmen were digging today for the foundation of the Morgan monument.

Mr. Childers, of El Dorado, called at the Sheriff's office this morning. He is a boyhood friend of Mr. Gibson's.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 13th were:

Filings ....... $561.58

Releases ..... 400.00

Excess of filings .... $161.58


Henry Ireton, of Seeley, was in town today. Henry says that we might say for him that he had not left the People's party by a good deal, and had no intention of doing so, as was stated by the Courier some time since. He says that he does not believe in the sub-treasury plan but that does not prevent him from supporting the ticket placed in nomination by the convention in this county. The smut mill would have people believe that Mr. Ireton was a full fledged republican, which he never was, but that is about as near the truth as that sheet ever gets.


Ira P. Russell and glee club will furnish music at Manning's hall tonight.


Mrs. L. W. Swan has just received new millinery and a stock of notions. Call and inspect them.


There was a large amount of wheat on the street today, and the price was a few cents higher than usual.


MARRIAGE LICENSE. Judge Sitton issued marriage license to W. J. Ward and Miss Adaline Logan, both of Arkansas City.


Rev. Miller returned Tuesday morning from the fall meetings of the Presbytery of Emporia held at Osage, Kansas, and the Synod of Kansas held at Kansas City, Kansas.


30 head of cattle to be sold on Saturday, October 17th, at 1 o'clock on the Corner of Main and 9th avenue. Regardless of price. D. J. DIX, City Auctioneer.


One S. B. Littell occupies over two columnns of space in the Courier last evening in "doing" Quincy A. Glass, president of the People's club of this city. After Quincy gets through with him, he will not only be awfully tired, but he will have learned the lesson so often learned by the fellow who fools with a gun when he didn't know it was loaded.



MARRIED. Miss Emma Howland, of this city, was married to Mr. Wm. Moor, of Atlanta, Georgia, at the Presbyterian church Tuesday morning. Rev. J. C. Miller officiating. The bride is well-known here and is one of the first ladies of Winfield. The groom is a young man of excellent character and is traveling in the interest of an Atlanta commercial house. The happy pair left on the 10:04 Frisco train for St. Louis, where they will visit a few days and then go home by way of Mammoth Cave and Chattanooga. The best wishes of a host of friends accompany them.


The Morgan Monument.

The unveiling of the Morgan monument will take place at the Central school grounds in this city on Sunday, Oct. 18th, exercises to begin promptly at 2 o'clock p.m.

The money to pay for same has all been raised and is in the hands of the treasurer: amount $675. The monument will be in place by Saturday evening ready for unveiling Sunday. There are no special invitations out, but a cordial invitation is extended to attend the exercises.

The following is the program.

Music ........................ Union Choir.

Opening prayer ............... Rev. Ebright.

Unveiling Address ............ P. H. Albright.

Address of Acceptance ........ S. E. Fink.

Music ........................ Union Choir.

Oration ...................... Hon. John A. Eaton.

Music ........................ Union Choir.

Benediction .................. Rev. Payne.

H. H. Siverd Master of Ceremonies.

The choir will be composed of singers from the different church choirs of the city. If the weather proves unfavorable, the services will be held in the Baptist church.


Senator Plumb is in town today. He is enroute to Arkansas City to attend the reunion.


There are a great many strangers in town today. Most of them are enroute for the reunion.



Hattie Copeland is spending the week in Butler county.

Several of our young folks attended church at Floral Sunday evening.

The Wilmot alliance will attend the lecture at New Salem Friday night.

Miss Iona Carter, of Winfield, visited her cousin, Leonora Furthy, Sunday.

R. H. Copeland, one of the College students at Winfield, spent Sunday at home.

I. B. Holmes, of Rock, was over last Sunday looking after his claim west of Wilmot.

Misses Dottie Pontius and Laura Harman are in Winfield learning the dress-making trade.




This is organized for the purpose of teaching the Merchant Tailor System of Dress Cutting. It is a square of inches combined with all the curves of the compass. With it you can cut any garment to fit any form without altering one stitch. Sewing girls, now earning from 50 cts. to 75 cts. a day, can, after learning this system, easily command from $1.00 to $1.50 a day.

Notwithstanding the wonderful merits of this sytem, the following inducements will be offered: Any one brining us five pupils to the school will be presented with a life- sized crayon either of themselves or any relative. For a class of 7 pupils, one term of music lessons will be given, free, on piano or organ.

For terms and further information call on or address

Mrs. Kate Sickels & Co.,

Room 10, Hackney Block, Winfield, Kas.


J. E. Conklin went to Newton last night.

Barney Esch, of Grouse, was in the city today.

Jim Taylor and wife, of Dexter, were in town today.

J. G. McGregor and family went to the reunion in the carriage today.

Misses Alice Sayles and Belle Holland went to the City yesterday.

Misses Sarah Hawkins and Minnie Holland are taking in the reunion.

Clem Bradshaw came in from Arkansas City to hear Buchanan speak last night.

Mr. M. S. Foster of Atlanta was in town today. Mr. Foster was on his way home from a visit in Iowa.

The K. of P. went down en masse to attend the reunion today. They make a fine appearance when marching through the street and their maneuverings are good.


The Courier has bolted the republican nominee for county clerk--at least the editor of that sheet is fighting Mr. Fouts--which fact insures Mr. Fouts' election by an increased majority. What has poor Fishback done to deserve such a fate?


The College Athenian Literary Society will debate a political question next Friday night. They are to discuss the merits of the People's party Platform as against those of the Democratic and Republican parties. We will report the decision.


WINFIELD, KANSAS, Oct. 15, 1891.

ED. HOWLER. SIR: Mr. S. B. Littell, in the Courier of Oct 14th says that I am "inexcusably bewildered on the question of protection to American industries." Mr. Littell has an indisputable right to exercise his private judgment in the matter and I have the same. Mr. Littell evidently worships this republican fetich of protection, and when anyone shows a disposition to disturb it, the effect on him is similar to that of displaying a red cloth before a bull. Now that Mr. Littell is prancing around with a chip on his shoulder and spoiling for a fight; now that it is a current assertion on the part of republicans that members of the People's party dare not read both sides and dare not discuss the issues, I offer Mr. Littell the following proposition: I will discuss the tariff question with him in ten weekly issues of the FREE PRESS, COURIER, AND HOWLER, EACH, FOR TEN WEEKS, Mr. S. A. Smith to represent me in arranging details and Mr. Littell may choose whom he pleases to represent him.



General Invitation.

The unveiling exercises of the Morgan monument will take place Sunday, Oct. 18th at 2 o'clock, p.m., on the Central school grounds of this city. If the weather is unfaborable, the exercises will take place at the Baptist church. A general invitation is extended to all the people of Cowley county to be present on this occasion.








Hon. James Buchanan.

A large audience greeted Mr. Buchanan last evening at Manning's hall. It would be impossible to give the address, but wish to say that it was among the best efforts ever delivered in this city. His statement of facts and the logical conclusion derivable therefrom are simply unanswerable. His delineation of the wonderful power of money to accumulate under the system of insury [? WHAT THEY HAD ?] now in vogue, was a revelation to many, showing tht money at seven percent would accumulate more than four times as much as a man who earns $800 per year, above his wants, through a period of 40 years. Mr. Buchanan is not a fluent speaker, but he has the faculty of dealing out facts in solid chunks, placing thereon, a proper label, and laying them out where his auditors cannot help seeing them.

The order [?] was probably the best ever witnessed in Manning's Hall, disturbed only by an occasional Republican slipping out when he had got his little cup full. The Glee Club furnished some excellent music at the close of the speaking.


Harry Parks, of Wichita, had both hands blown off at Arkansas City Wednesday about 2 o'clock by the premature discharge of a cannon while loading it at the reunion grounds.



Governor Steele Pleads for School Aid

and Opening of New Lands.

GUTHRIE, OK, Oct. 16. Governor Steele's first report to the secretary of the interior has been prepared and forwarded to Washington.

The school problem in the new counties is treated as follows: "I am very sorry indeed that provision was not made by congress for helping the settlers support the common schools in the Sac and Fox, Iowa, Pottawatomie, and absentee Shawnee lands recently thrown open to settlement, for those settlers are not only poor as were those who came into this part of the territory; but they will have the additional burden of caring for the Indian children in great numbers who may attend the common schools, notwithstanding the fact that the lands or personal property of these Indians may not be taxed to help support the schools. This will be true with reference to the Cheyenne and Arapahoe and Kickapoo counttry, which itt is hoped will be thrown open to settlement early next spring. It seems to me there is more reason for helping the settlers support the schools in these lands than there was in Oklahoma proper."

Concerning the opening of the Cherokee strip, this is said.

"Nothing I think of would be more gratifying to the people of not only Oklahoma but those of Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, and other states who are anxious for homes than would be the opening of the Cherokee outlet. There is every reason why it should be thrown open to settlement and none that I know of why it should not be."

The governor speaks of the opening of the lands on the western border as follows: "On account of a great many of the Indians refusing to take their allotments, much delay has been caused in the alloting of lands to the Cheyennes and Arapahoes, and I am informed that the appropriation for making these allotments is practically exhausted.

Unless it is possible to make other arrangements to throw these lands open to settlement early next spring so that settlers may raise a crop next year, it will mean hardship, destitution, sickness and death among the hundreds of settlers who have been along its borders for weeks, and in many instances for months, waiting for homes."


Ben S. Henderson returned from the reunion today.

Wm. Smith and wife of Eaton were in the city yesterday.

J. O. Hawley was on the streets last night talking politics.

The glee club will attend the People's meeting at Akron tonight.

J. D. Salmon was in the city today. He will go to Akron tonight.

DIED. The infant son of Mrs. Bazen, living on Manning street, was buried yesterday.

Mesdames J. J. Rudd and S. Stout, of Udall, are down today on a shopping expedition.

Mr. M. C. Harris of Atlanta was in town today. Mr. Harris keeps posted by reading the HOWLER.

Chas. Smith, a brother to the editor, returned last night from two years' wandering in the Rocky Mountains.

Elder Frazee will preach tonight at the frame church on East 7th Avenue. Services begin at 7:30 o'clock. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


There are a few chronic kickers who would like to know why Mayor Graham wasn't invited to take part in the exercises of unveiling the Morgan monument.


Mrs. W. E. Gilbert and family leave this evening for their home at Mound City. They have been visiting Mrs. Gilbert's father, H. H. Horner, near Udall, for the past two months.


Senator King and J. C. Bradshaw go to Akron tonight to hold a political meeting. Ira P. Russell will accompany them with his organ and will mingle enchanting strains of music with political truisms.


The Traveler calls the editor of this paper mean names because he said that J. R. Sumpter had retired from politics. The HOWLER got its information direct from Sumpter and knew whereof it spoke and the Traveler didn't. That's the difference.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 15th were:

Filings ......... $1,541.50

Releases ........ 757.21

Excess of filings ...... $ 784.29


It is said that "Buck" Hollingsworth, formerly of this place, but who was detected running a joint in Arkansas City, ran over one man and caused several others to think a cyclone had struck them when Buck got a glimpse of the officers coming to arrest him. He made good his escape.


Salmon P. Chase, the originator of the present National Banking system, afterward said: "My agency in procuring the passage of the National Banking Act was the greatest financial mistake of my life. It has built up a monopoly that affects every interest on the country. It should be repealed. But before this can be accomplished, the people will be arrayed on one side and the banks on the other, in a contest such as we have never seen in this country."


The Campaign.

The Courier last evening contained a long article of abuse of the People's party in general and the candidates and officers of the party in particular. Among other things we notice particularly that, while they concede that Judge Sitton is an honest and honorable man against whom naught can be said, yet for divers reasons, he should not be permitted to hold an office to which he has been elected by the people, presumably because the great and only Courier didn't endorse his candidacy. Ye gods! How it does harrow the soul of that outfit to think of "an honest and honorable man" being elected to office over their protest. They will insist on telling the people that they were a set of fools for not doing as the Courier told them to do. The Courier has been supreme dictator of the political situation in Cowley county for about fifteen years and all the time have been eating at the crib. They were choked off some two years ago, and are getting somewhat hungry, hence these tears.

Lieing is the medium through which they expect to gain their point, and it matters not upon which side the lie is used.

Here is a sample from last evening's issue:

"Never did the republican party select candidates for office, regardless of qualifications. Efficiency was always a desideratum sought and the record of the republican administration of county affairs is a matter of pride."

Just so. If efficiency in public office consists in falsifying public records, defaulting in public funds, evading honest debts, engaging in unlawful business, and leaving the work of the office to be done by deputies, then your position is correct--otherwise, it is not. The position may be correct so far as your measly outfit is concerned, but there are a large majority of the people of Cowley county who use a different standard and since you have thrown down the gauntlet, to fight this campaign upon the personnel of the ticket, we say with the poet, "Lay on McDuff, and d____d be he, who first cries hold--enough." It was not the intention of the HOWLER to make the campaign upon personalities, but as the opposition have no principles to advocate and as the organ of the party would not know how to advocate them if they had, and as they have dropped onto their only stock in trade, that of mud slinging, we accept the situation and promise that we have records sufficient to bury the republican party of this county, in that oblivion it so justly deserves.


A Serious Accident.

This morning Mr. Wm. Moon, the foreman of the iron work on the new elevator, while climbing with his tools to the top of the building, lost his hold and fell into one of the grain chutes, a distance of about forty nine feet. Dr. Evans was immediately summoned and afterward Dr. Emerson. They found him unconscious and with some severe fractures and bruises, but he was removed to a private residence nearby, and his wounds skillfully dressed. His right wrist ws badly smashed, and his right eye horribly bruised. At this writing he is still unconscious. While his recovery is possible, it is yet very doubtful. It is impossible at present to tell the extent of his internal injuries. Mr. Moon came yesterday from Dassle, Minnesota. His wife has been telegraphed and is expected in a few days.



Baled hay and feed at L. Weimer's, east 7th.

Biglow Mulford, of Burden, was in town this morning.

Mr. Elliott, of Wilmot, was in the city this morning.

Mr. Elliott, principal of the Udall schools, was in town today.

Miss Fannie McComas, of Burden, was in the city today shopping.

Mrs. Amy Chapin and daughter, Muriel, of Constant, called at this office today.


Mr. Hogue has sold his grocery in the eastern part of the city to F. M. Freeland.

Mr. John Walton, of Beaver township, is spending a few days with his mother on east 7th.

Mrs. J. S. Denney, of Anthony, was in the city today visiting her brother, Mr. Chas. Hooker.


Mr. Moon, the man who was so badly hurt at the elevator yesterday, is reported better today.


L. Weimer, east 7th ave., has a full line of general groceries, baled hay, and feed. He gets fresh vegetables and butter direct from the country every day.


J. R. Sumpter is in Kansas City brightening up on wheat inspection. He has been appointed grain inspector for this place and will soon enter upon his duties.


The little son of G. Brown, of Bethel neighborhood, had his hand badly mashed in a cider mill this morning. Dr. Wright was called and at this writing has not returned.


A. H. Limerick is over from Dexter, in the interest of his paper, the Western Reveille. Mr. Limerick is principal of the Dexter schools and reports the work in good condition.


Someone has suggested that the picture of Si Plunkard displayed upon the billboards of the city and labeled "Gosh! I'm here," is a correct delineation of R. S. Strothers' appearance when he reaches the upper water of Salt river.


Bob Farnsworth had an interested crowd around him last night listening to his reunion stories. Bob enjoyed the reunion hugely and says we might have had it here next year if someone had gone to Arkansas City authorized to represent Winfield in the matter.


Ben Henderson and the officers are doing a noble work closing out joints at Arkansas City. He will probbly institute a like work here soon, and we trust every citizen of Winfield will be prepared to do his part in the way of furnishing information and lending his influence and encouragement. Remember every joint closed will save dozens of young men from ruin.


The Cowley County Teachers' Association met at the Central school building today. An excellent program was rendered, which we have not space to publish. The discussions were specially good and were conducted in a way that shows a lively and intelligent interest in progressive education. Mr. Brady conducted an able recitation on Page's Theory & Practice.


L. B. Bullington, of Dexter, was in the city today.

R. S. Strother, of Atlanta, was in the city today.

Ruben Correll, of Torrance, was in Winfield today.

Mr. and Mrs. A. DeBard, of Torrance, were here today.

H. T. Alberts was in the city today, attending to teachers' association.

Miss Bell Holland has returned from Arkansas City, and Will Beck smiles again.

Mrs. J. C. Phelps and Miss Anna Enright, of Dexter, came over to Winfield today.

Mrs. Geo. Leffer [?] and Miss Hattie Taplin, of Dexter, came over to Winfield today to shop.

The Misses Minnie Holland and Sarah Hawkins returned from Arkansas City yesterday. They report a nice time.


The entertainment at the M. E. Church last night was a success in every respect. The proceeds were about $80.


P. W. Craig left last evening on the Southern Kansas train for Moline, where he will visit among friends for a few days.


Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Linn, who have been here several days visiting Mrs. Linn's brother, Mr. Chas. Hooker, will go to Arkansas City this evening.


MARRIAGE LICENSES. Judge Sitton had a lively time of it today. He issued five marriage licenses and performed the ceremony for two of them. The judge is building up an enviable reputation as a dispenser of matrimonial documents calculated to make the recipients happy and prosperous through life. At present he has a large supply of elegant licenses which he is willing to dispose of at lowest market prices, either singly or in blocks of five. [NOTE: NAMES NOT GIVEN!]


WINFIELD, KANSAS, Oct. 16, 1891.

MR. EDITOR: Now we've done it! Do you see how the brother lashes the yeasty waves into a lathery foam? He comes at us like a bald faced hornet all doubled up in a lump, and seems to tumble about and perform as many gyrations as a little doggy with a flea nibbling at the upper crust of his spine.

He says I am prancing around with a chip on my shoulder, etc. I deny the charge in each and every particular and calmly over that I never, and that he, like a thoroughbred free trader, has drawn on his prolific imagination entirely for his facts. He says I worship the republican "fetich," vat ish dot? If it be anything like a whale, he had better not "show a disposition to disturb it." Now, in candor, nothing would give me greater pleasure than to discuss the tariff question with Mr. Glass; but have made arrangements to make a trip of a few days. When I return we will try to arrange for it. I hope the friend will not be offended by anything that has been said and that in our future discussion we may pursue our investigation in the spirit of candor and inoffensiveness. It was by accident that I saw the challenge as I do not take the paper in which he published it. Truly hi'sn,




Marriage Licenses.

N. E. Wallace and Naoma L. France, both of Guthrie.

W. H. Spencer, of Elgin, Kan., and Grace M. Bowman, of Arkansas City.

Jos. Barracklaw, of Winfield, and H. A. Walderoupe, of Silver Dale.

S. R. Grout, of Memphis, Mo., and Jennie S. Renner, of Rock, Kan.

John M. Phillips and Laura C. Ross, both of Arkansas City.



H. C. Hawkins.

J. E. Coulter, of Bolton.

Mrs. Amy Chapin, of Summitt.

Mr. Taft, of Bolton.

Miss Lottie Soule, of Vernon.

Z. T. Myres, of Pleasant Valley.

R. M. Turner, Sec. pro tem.



Mr. Johnson lost a valuable horse last Sunday.

Frank Pierce is out west looking after his cattle interest.

Henry Branson was in Kansas City last week on business.

Mrs. Hargis, mother of Mrs. W. P. Hardwick, has come to spend the winter with her daughter.

Prof. Limerick dismissed school last Thursday, so that all who wished might attend the reunion at Arkansas City.

MARRIED. Married at the home of the bride's parents Thursday, Oct. 15, 1891, by Rev. Lahr, Mr. Charles Sheridan and Miss Clara Church.

The young people of this place spent a very pleasant evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phelps last Friday evening.

Mrs. Pyne, a niece of Geo. Drury, left for her home in Ashland, Kansas, last Thursday evening. She has been visiting her uncle and family for several weeks.

Mr. Clint Hargis arrived from Marysville, Missouri, last week with his young bride. We congratulate Clint on his choice of a wife and extend to them a warm welcome in Dexter society.

The People's rally held in the school house last Saturday night was quite a success: over 60 members at this writing.


J. R. Sumpter returned from a few days stay in Kansas City.

Mr. John Cogdal and wife, of Arkansas City, spent Sunday in this city.

Geo. Wagnew, of the Dispatch, was a spectator at the monument exercises yesterday. [Wagnew ???]

J. C. Bradshaw delivered a temperance lecture to a large audience yesterday at Floral.

Mrs. S. H. Carr returned this morning from Missouri, where she has been visiting relatives.


The man who was hurt at the elevator last week is reported much better, and his recovery now seems certain.


Mr. B. F. Wood preached to the people of Pleasant Valley, in Beaver township, yesterday in the absence of Rev. Wright, of this city.


Mr. E. I. Johnson, of Eaton, was in the city today. He had a good overcoat stolen from his carriage while in a store attending to some business.


Horace Morgan came in yesterday morning from Monette, Missouri, to attend the unveiling of his brother's monument. He returned to Missouri this morning.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 17th were:

Filings ......... $21,720.36

Releases ........ 4,304.50

Excess of filings....... $17,415.86


Quite a sensation was created on the street this morning by the team running away with the Consolidated Tank Line's oil wagon. The driver was measuring out oil at the Hackney block when they became frightened and started off at a brisk run. They ran up 9th ave. to Main street, then south on Main through the crowds of men that ran into the street to check them. At Riverside they again turned, going west, and had almost reached home when caught by someone on the street. They were turned over to the owner, Mr. Hepler, and brought back uptown in as good trim as when they started having done no damage to anything in all their long run.


ED. HOWLER: Mr. Littell desires to know what is a fetich. Webster defines a fetich as a material thing worshipped among certain African tribes and fetichism as the low idolatry of Western Africa. I supposed Mr. Littell to be the owner of a dictionary, but presume he has lost his by swallowing it. Mr. Littell must excuse me for saying that fetichism seems to be exactly what ails him. I trust he will return from his trip soon with a copy of the McKinley bill properly revised and corrected in the New York Tribune office and a complete file of congressman Horrs' letters to farmers. He will likely need both.




The Ceremony Takes Places in the Presence of a

Large and Interested Assembly.

As was previously announced the unveiling ceremonies of the Morgan monument took place at 2 p.m. on the Central school grounds Sunday. The day being warm and clear, the crowd was larger than expected.

Just as the clock struck the hour of two, Captain Siverd stepped upon the platform and made the opening speech in an earnest and impressive manner. He spoke in a way that touched every responsive heart, of the death of our young hero and the noble sacrifice of his life for a friend.

At the close of Mr. Siverd's speech the union choir, composed of the best singers of the city, under the direction of Profs. Gordon and Snyder sang "A Few More Years Shall Roll." Rev. Ebright then offered a short, earnest prayer after which P. H. Albright was introduced and delivered the unveiling address in behalf of the monument committee. He presented the monument to the school board in a touching and solemn oration that was well suited to the occasion.

S. E. Fink, President of the Board of Education, accepted the tribute in behalf of the Board in a well-worded speech that did credit even to our eloquent Fink.

Next was a duet, "Morning Land," by Mrs. C. B. Snyder and Mr. Dudley Eaton.

Hon. John Eaton was on the program at this point for an oration, but being absent, his place was filled by James McDermott, who compared Thomas Morgan's heroism to that of the men who laid their lives on the altar of the nation and died that posterity might enjoy the blessings of free institutions.

Next, "Heroes Sweetly Sleep," was sung by the union choir, which was immediately followed by the benediction of Rev. Payne.

The exercises throughout had a solemn grandeur that did credit to the committees who had them in charge.

The monument stands fourteen feet, five inches high, and cost $675. It is composed of a shaft of American granite and a figure, representing the crowning of a hero, of Italian marble. The design is good, the execution is good, and the impulses that erected it were noble.

This is the first event of the kind in the history of Winfield and no more fitting occasion could have been selected. May those who admire and emulate the heroism of Tom Morgan ever live in our midst.


J. B. Nipp is said to be almost invincible as a campaigner and a diligent study of his methods is recommended to all aspirants for political honors. It has leaked out that he has promised the salvation army of this city, that in case he is elected Sheriff, he will either guard the salvation barrack from the encroachments of toughs himself, or furnish a deputy for that purpose. The spectacle of Capt. Nipp standing guard over the salvation army is one that will cause people who are acquainted with Cap. to smole a smile. It is quite the rage for parties who have been guilty of crime, to join the army and the Captain seems to be drifting that way.

When the devil is sick,

The devil a saint would be;

But when the devil is well,

The devil a saint is he.


The Traveler raises a great wail because the county clerk didn't let the contract for doing certain printing to the Winfield Courier, because of that office being a home institution. Now Mr. Traveler, you betray a wonderful amount of ignorance where you intimate that the class of work referred to could be done by the Courier, for nothing is further from the truth, as that kind of work is always sent to Guthrie, Indian Territory, and is never attempted by the Courier office.

In addition to this fact, the county clerk is acting as the agent of the board of county commissioners in the matter of ordering supplies, and could not act without their order. He received his orders from the chairman of the board, J. B. Guthrie, who ordered the clerk not to have any county work of any description done at the Courier office and the clerk simply did as ordered in the matter.

The Traveler man lays awake nights in order that he may invent new and improved methods for having the Courier outfit, and as he seems to own Guthrie, the natural inference is that Guthrie got his orders from the Traveler office.


College Cullings.

The President is after the loafers with a vengeance.

Misses Gilmer and Plumb, of Arkansas City, were visitors at the college Saturday.

Several of the sturdy yeomanry are at home this week, helping get in the wheat crop.

The Cadmians wrestled with the Delaware whipping post in their debate Saturday night.

Some of the boys have been attending the reunion at Arkansas City and laying in a supply of patriotism.

The Athenians had a spirited discussion of the Behring Sea question Friday night. The society decided to let England or any other nation have the freedom of the Sea. No report has come yet as to how the news was received in Washington and London. It is to be feared that Blaine, in his present state of health, will suffer a relapse on hearing that such a great force has been brought to bear against him.

The Cadmus-Athenian Lecture Bureau of the Southwest [WORD MISSING...GARBLED] College was organized Thursday and consists of one member from each of the societies, and a member of the county [?]. E. T. Hackney is the Athenian member and E. O. Creighton the Cadmus. This Bureau proposes to put on an excellent series of lectures and concerts for the coming year; one that the public should have no hesitancy in supporting. Geo. R. Wendling will be the first to appear.




Wheat sowing is the ordr of the day in this vicinity.

Wonder who Lewis took to the supper? Annie or a sack of cabbage.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Calvin furnished splendid music at the oyster supper.

Wm. Perry, Gliss Perry, Lewis Clift, and Frank Huffman intend to start to business college in the near future.

The Alliance oyster supper at Bro. McCollum's was well attended. All had a good time and all the big, fat oysters they could eat. SAL.


For Sale.

I have a good four year old horse for sale cheap.

IRA P. RUSSELL, Room 10, Hackney Block.



Cherokee Commissioners Resume Negotiations

With Territory Indians.


The Cherokee commissioners arrived here Saturday evening and were met by Captain Woodson and troop K, Fifth cavalry as escort.

The commissioners have encamped near the agency. Saturday night Indian Agent Wood sent a messenger to the Tonkawas, informing them that the commission would meet them today at the agency. There are seventy-eight members of this tribe, and they occupy the reservation set apart for the Nez Perces, having been moved there when the latter tribe was returned to Idaho.

The reservation embraces 93,700 acres, of which 7,000 will be required for allotments. The remainder will then be available for homesteads.

The commission will then negotiate with the Ponca, Otoes, and Pawnees, and will go to Tahlequah about the middle of November to resume negotiations for the outlet.

The last agreement entered into by the commissioners was with the Kickapoos. A delegation of that tribe, with authority to act for their people, met the commission at Washington in September and accepted practically the proposition made by the commission ers when they visited the Kickapoos in June last. By this agreement the Kickapoos receive eighty acres of land and about $276, each leaving 180,000 acres for homesteads. This reservation is entirely within Oklahoma, as the territory is now constituted, and the final action of these Indians is a source of much satisfaction, not only to the citizens of Oklahoma but to the commission as well.



Oklahoma's Chief Magistrate's Resignation Accepted.

GUTHRIE, OK., Oct. 19. Governor Steele's resignation was forwarded to President Harrison a week ago and has been accepted. Why Governor Steele resigned is a state secret, and Acting Governor Martin will not say a word, but the impression is that he has business interests in the East that require his attention.

KINGFISHER, OK., Oct. 19. Since the resignation of Governor Steele as governor of Oklahoma, the people in many sections have united as his successor on Judge A. J. Seay.

Private dispatches from Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Guthrie, Hennessey, and Elreno say the people of those places will join with Kingfisher in the request of the appointment of Judge Seay.

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 12. Colonel James Mitchell, a prominent Oklahoma politician, said tonight that the retirement of Gov. Steele meant an immediate re-opening of the capital city fight, as none of the prominent towns in the territory would be willing to see any other have so strong a pull for the prize as would be the possession of a governor whose personal interests would naturally lead him to favor the town in which he belonged.

Kingfisher has brought out Judge A. Seay and will get a large part of Western Oklahoma to endorse him. Guthrie's champion is John Diele, with W. P. Hackney also in the race, and Oklahoma City is urging the claims of Judge D. Green.



Irving Cole, of Dexter, was in town today.

Charles Jones, of Burden, was in the city today.

A. E. Vermylia, of Burden, was in Winfield on business today.

S. D. Pryor is nursing a well developed boil on the back of his neck.

Fresh Oysters and fresh Fish at Hague & Seybolds, East 9th avenue, meat market.

Mr. D. N. Wolf, of Odessa neighborhood, started for Avon, Penn., on a visit to his old home today.

We present today the record as taken from the books in the district clerk's office of the case of Winklemey vs. J. B. Nipp. We refrain from any comment at this time.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 19th were:

Releases ....... $5,563.83

Filings ........ 4,134.85

Excess of releases ..... $1,428.08


A number of the friends of Wm. J. Carpenter, of Richland township, gave him a pleasant surprise on last Saturday, Oct. 17, the occasion of his 42nd birthday. A good dinner was served by Mrs. Carpenter and Mrs. Bradshaw, and the friends and relatives presented Mr. Carpenter a handsome rocking chair as a momento of affection and remembrance.





And Alleges that Nipp is a Partner of the Jointest,

J. H. Saunders, A Stem-Winder.

When the Dispatch first made a note of the suit pending against J. B. Nipp, and stated some of the allegations contained in the petition, it was a great surprise to the county. Yet there were a great many of the Captain's faithful friends who stood up on their hind legs and said the whole thing was a fraud and a blackmailing scheme. Such assertions have become more and more numerous until it is tiresome to hear some of the foolish talk that is offered as defense for the doughty candidate.

The plaintiffs petition is given in full below and so far as we know remains unanswered. If the allegations which the Dispatch published in an off-hand manner had not been denied, there would have been no cause to print the petition in full, but under the circumstances, it is unavoidable. If all the allegations cannot be sustained, Mr. Nipp will have excellent grounds upon which to sue a wealthy company for libel.

In the District Court of Cowley County:


The Julius Winkelmeyer Brewing Association, Plaintiff,


J. B. Nipp, Defendant.

The plaintiff, for its cause of action against the defendant, says: That it is, and was at the time and times hereafter mentioned, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the state of Missouri. That on or about the 9th day of May, 1888, plaintiff and one J. H. Saunders entered into a contract in writing of that date wherein the said plaintiff agreed to furnish to the said J. H. Saunders keg and bottled beer and Young's Extract of Malt in original packages and carload lots at prices therein stipulated; and the said J. H. Saunders agreed to pay for the same within sixty days after shipment.

Said contract contained at the bottom thereof and as a part thereof the following guaranty, viz:

We and each of us hereby guarantee that said vender will strictly and promptly perform all of the conditions and obligations of the above contract.

[Signed] J. B. NIPP.

May 9th, 1888.

A copy of said contract with the guaranty thereon is hereby attached, marked Exhibit "A" and is made a part of this petition. Plaintiff says that pursuant to the terms of said contract and under the same and relying on said guaranty, it sold and shipped to said J. H. Saunders six car loads of beer and extract of malt in original packages between the said 9th day of May, 1888, and the first day of October, 1817, [DATE HAS TO BE WRONG...THIS IS WHAT PAPER PRINTED] aggregating in value the sum of five thousand, five hundred and forty-seven and 72-100ths dollars [$5,547.72] and received on account of said sale and shipment of bottles, boxes, and kegs returned and in cash the aggregate sum or amount of three thousand, nine hundred and fifty-seven and 79-100ths dollars [$3,957.79], leaving a balance due and unpaid of fifteen hundred and eighty-nine and 93-100ths dollars [$1,589.93], which sum has ever since remained and still is due, owing and unpaid from the said J. H. Saunders to this plaintiff, together with interests thereon at the rate of 7 percent from the 20th day of July, 1888.

(Here follows a copy of the account marked Exhibit "B.")

That by reason of the failure to pay the said sum of $1,589.93 and interest as aforesaid, the conditions of said contract have been broken, the conditions and obligations of the same have not been strictly and promptly performed, and the said defendant, J. B. Nipp, has become liable to this plaintiff on said contract in the sum of $1,589.93 and interest from July 20, 1881, at the rate of 7 percent per annum.

That said J. H. Saunders, whose name is signed to said contract as a party thereto and as vendee, is insolvent, and that the said Saunders has no property from which the said debt nor any part thereof can be made and that plaintiff, after the exercise of due diligence has been and is unable to recover the said debt or any part thereof from him, the said Saunders.

That the said J. B. Nipp, defendant, was duly notified and advised of the insolvency of the said J. H. Saunders and of his failure to comply with the conditions of said contract and payment of said claim was demanded of him.

And for a second cause of action against the said defendant, J. B. Nipp, this plaintiff, incorporating all the allegations and averments of the first count of this petition and making the same a part thereof, alleges:

That at the time of executing said contract as guarantor and for a long period prior thereto and for some time after the last sale of liquors mentioned in Exhibit "B" aforesaid, the said defendant, J. B. Nipp, was a silent partner of the said J. H. Saunders and was a participant in the profits in the sale of said beer and malt extract; that said partnership has since been dissolved and there is no partnership property on which to levy and the other partner, J. H. Saunders, is insolvent and a non-resident of the state of Kansas, by reason whereof the said defendant is indebted to plaintiff for the aforesaid sum of $1,589.93 and interest from July 20, 188, at the rate of seven percent per annum.


This agreement made and entered into this 9th day of May, 1888, between the Julius Winkelmeyer Brewing Association of St. Louis, state of Missouri, vender, and J. H. Saunders doing business under the firm name and style of J. H. Saunders, of the city of Wichita, state of Kansas, herein called vendee;

Witnesseth, that said parties have agreed and hereby do agree as follows:

1st. Said brewing association is to sell to said vendee its products in car load lots, keg and bottle beer, mixed or separate, at the following: Keg beer, at $8.40 per barrel; bottle beer at $9.90 per cask of six dozen quarts, and $10 per cask of ten dozen pints; $3.90 per case of two dozen quarts; Young's extract of malt, at $10.47 per cask of six dozen quart or ten dozen pints; allowing for empty bottles returned 40 cents per dozen for quarts, and 20 cents per dozen for pints, and for empty bottled beer cases 70 cents each; all free on board at Wichita, Kansas, and said vendee shall be credited with such a number of empies as said brewing association may receive at St. Louis, in sound condition.

2nd. All freight charges on beer and malt extract are to be paid to the carriers by said vendee and are then, if they do not exceed the present rates of freight to be by said vendee charged to said brewing association. Should the present rates of freight be advanced, then such advance shall fall on said vendee.

3rd. All cooperate which may be sent by said brewing association to said vendee is to be returned by said vendee to St. Louis, to said brewing association, as son as the same is empty, and in no envent later than _____ months after its shipment to said vendee and if not so returned within said time, then and in that event, said brewing association may at its option, declare the value thereof, a debt against said vendee at the following prices: $1.25 for each quarter, eight, or half barrel. The freight on all such empty cooperage as may be returned, is to be paid by said brewing association.

4th. All goods shall be paid for within sixty days after shipment, and should more than three cars be shipped within said time, then and in that event, said vendee shall pay for the first car load when ordering said fourth car load, and so on throughout the duration of this contract. This paragraph is to be so construed as not to allow said vendee organizing [?] arrears in payments beyond the price of three car loads of good at any one time. [PAPER MANGLED...HARD TO READ PARAGRAPH.]

5th. This contract to be in force for one year from date during which time said vendee agrees to sell no other beer than that manufactured by said brewing association and said brewing association agrees during said period, to sell no beer at all in the following territory: (none stipulated).

6th. All wagons and other property not expressly sold and which may be furnished by said brewing association to said vendee, shall remain its property and the same is to be returned to it at the expiration of this agreement, in the same condition in which said property was received, usual wear and tear excepted.

7th. Any failure on the part of said vendee to strictly adhere to and comply with the terms and conditions of this agreement shall at the option of said brewing association, work a forfeiture of the expired portion of this contract.

Witness our hands in duplicate, this 9th day of May, 1888,


John Gecks, traveling agent.

[Signed:] J. H. SAUNDERS.

We and each of us hereby guarantee that said vendee will strictly and promptly perform all the conditions and obligations of the above contract.

May 9th, 188.

[Signed:] J. B. NIPP.

Plaintiff says that on or about the 1st day of January, 1890, it sent the original contract with guaranty attached signed by said J. H. Saunders and the defendant J. B. Nipp to one W. D. Halfhill, an attorney of Winfield in said county of Cowley in the state aforesaid; that the same was duly reacknowledged by the said Halfhill, who duly presented the said claim to the said defendant, J. B. Nipp, and demanded payment thereof which was refused. That said Halfhill duly notified said Nipp of the insolvency of said Saunders and of his failure to pay plaintiff's claim and that plaintiff looked to the defendant for the payment thereof; that no other or further steps were taken by the said Halfhill, as plaintiff is informed and believes, toward the collection of the same while in his hands and that when plaintiff demanded a return of said papers the same was, by the said Halfhill, reported lost and plaintiff has ever since said date been unable to recover the same from the said Halfhill, who now appears to be and represents himself as the attorney of the said defendant, J. B. Nipp.

Plaintiff says that the said copy of contract attached hereto as Exhibit "A" is a correct copy of the original, lost as aforesaid. Therefore, plaintiff prays a judgment against the said defendant, J. B. Nipp, for the said sum of $1,589.93, with interest at the rate of 7 percent from the 20th day of July, 1888, and the cost of this action.


Attorneys for Plaintiff.

(Filed in district court Cowley county, August 15, 1891.)



Well, it's getting quite cool o'nights.

Mr. Geo. Oldham made a trip to Milan last Friday and returned on Sunday.

Health is improving in this neighborhood. The sick people have all got up again.

Charlie Staggers is home again, and there is a smile on a certain young lady's face like unto a poor man's lease.

This week will about finish up the wheat sowing business in South Vernon. There is a small acreage being sown.

Mr. Amos Becker has moved with his family to Arkansas City. Gordia Spraker will move into the house that Mr. Becker vacated.

Miss Villa Combs has gone out to Clark county, where she will instruct the young Americans in western Kansas in the way they should go.

Some ornery scalawag took the liberty to go into the school house and take out the water bucket and the cover to the organ.

Mr. and Mrs. Gwyspringer, of Oklahoma, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hawkins last week. It was quite a treat to the old people, as they were school mates together and had not met since their young years.

On last Saturday evening a number of invited young people from the neighborhood of Winfield assembled at Mr. and Mrs. Gessler's and spent the time very pleasantly for a few hours.


Go to Mrs. L. W. Swan's, near Brown's drug store, for millinery and notions. She has as fine a display as you can find in the city.



Topeka, Kan., Oct. 21. The first of the series of joint debates between Senator Peffer, the People's party champion, and J. R. Burton, the Republican orator, took place here last night. The crowd which filled the Grand opera house was about evenly divided politically. According to the arrangements each party had a chairman, James A. Troutman representing the Republicans, and W. H. Bennington the People's party. An hour and a half was given to each speaker.

In his opening speech, Burton said: "Last summer there was organized in this country a secret political party. Its hot bed was in Kansas and it had small gains in the older settled country. In Georgia it was considered an adjunct of the Democratic party. The cause which led to this organization was hard times. It is claimed that the volume of currency had been contracted since the war until there was not enough money in circulation to do the business of the country. This we deny. There is more money today in circulation than there has been at any time in the history of the country, and every dollar is worth 100 cents, not only in America, but in every country in the world."

Senator Peffer opened: "The People's party is not a secret political organization--there is nothing secret about it. It was organized in the very center of population. I am aware that it had no distinguished orators or statesmen and I have been glad since that there was not a politician in all that great company. Our creed has been published to the world; and everyone of us who mounts a platform is called a 'calamity howler." It is alleged that there is more money now than there ever was. Now of course I deny that."

The speaker then for half an hour read from the reports of the secretary of the treasury to prove his statement showing that there was now $10,000,000 in circulation or about $10 per capita, while there was more money in circulation at the close of the war than now. The circulation was being decreased at the rate of $2,000,000 a year, and the banks increased at the rate of $159,900 [? FIGURE OBSCURED... ?] a year. The railroads in Kansas were in debt eight times as much as they were worth.

"Am I in favor of the sub-treasury plan?" the speaker went on. "What does it matter whether I am or not? I am in favor of the principle underlying the plan. Am I in favor of a tariff for revenue only or for protection? Yes, I am in favor of a tariff, for revenue and for protection."

Peffer said, "We want to change things in this country so the farmer will have as good a show as anybody. We agree as to the condition of the country. Now show us a plan to relieve us. When Wall street wants money, they call on the secretary of the treasury and get it. When we want money, we are told to work for it. We will change it around."


MARRIAGE LICENSE. A marriage license was issued today to Thos. M. Noel of Arkansas City and Carrie Ralff, of Winfield.

Miss Minnie Strother, of Atlanta, spent Wednesday and Thursday in Winfield visiting friends.

L. P. King will address the voters at Tannehill on Friday evening, Oct. 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Axtell, secretary of the Y. M. C. A., and twelve of the members went to the convention at Parsons yesterday.

There is a natural curiosity being shown on west 9th avenue. It is a calf with two well developed heads and seven feet. It is worth seeing.

Charles Beck, ticket agent at the Santa Fe depot, left Tuesday evening for Charles City, Iowa, where he will visit his parents two or three weeks.

S. J. Pugh, an attorney of Vanceburg, Kentucky, has been visiting his brother, Dr. C. E. Ferguson, for a few days. He leavves this evening for Ashland to visit another brother.


A gentleman of this city received a letter from one H. G. Norton, a former resident of Winfield, and deputy sheriff under McIntire, stating that he had heard that J. B. Nipp was likely to be elected to the office of sheriff, and asking that the recipient of the letter use his influence in getting Norton appointed as deputy sheriff in case Nipp was elected. Norton will be remembered as an individual who figured in the justice's court of this city for certain disreputable actions, while acting as under sheriff. His performances while acting as under sheriff is a part of the republican record of which the Courier is so proud. It seems that in order for the republican party to be proud of its members, they must have been guilty of some unlawful act. One of the contingencies that may be confidently looked for, in the event of Nipp's election, is to find H. G. Norton appointed to his old position because of the fact that he possesses a reputation for promiscuous cussedness that is the envy of all good republicans and one that required years of diligence and zeal, and strict attention to the business in hand to build up. Are you ready for the program?


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 20th were:

Filings ........ $9,310.20

Releases ....... 6,254.30

Excess of releases ... $3,055.90


M. H. Markham, Reece Stephens, Salem Fouts, and J. D. Salmon returned today from a series of meetings in Omnia and Harvey townships. A large and enthusiastic meeting was held at Atlanta and Box City and many converts were made to the people's cause.


W. M. I. S.

The next meeting of the W. M. I. S. will be held in Winfield, November 11, 1891, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. All ladies interested in the work of this society are cordially invited to attend.

LUELLA R. KAYBILL, Vice-President.



A Great Convention.

The republican township convention of Omnia township has gone into history. It was a remarkable meeting. The chairman or committeemen failed to appear.

After discussing matters for awhile on the salt barrels and boxes, the meeting proceeded to Nic Clous' blacksmith shop to deliberate on the advisability of nominating a township ticket.

Mr. Tom Robertson, our hardware man, was spoken of as a candidate; he is a Simon pure democrat; then again Mr. Clous, our blacksmith, was suggested as a very proper man for justice of the peace. He is also a very pure democrat.

Tom Jackson was given the bounce, but why we can hardly tell, unless it is because his democratic propensities are not so thoroughly developed as the above named gentlemen.

Mr. Jackson has at times split his ticket, voting for good republicans instead of bad democrats. As no more democrats could be found, the meeting adjourned without a ticket, so far as can be learned.


Mrs. C. W. Roseberry and daughter, Emma, left yesterday for a week's visit at Conway Springs.

A new boot and shoe store has been opened on E. 9th, by H. Billingsly. Farmers, call there and see his goods.


MARRIAGE LICENSE. F. B. Gray, of Peabody, Kansas, and Lizzie M. Kennedy, of Winfield, secured a marriage license today from Judge Lafferty.


It is reported that the democrats and republicans have chipped in to hire the opera house at Arkansas City in which to hold a political meeting. What do you think of that for a poser?


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 21st were:

Releases ......... $12,124.96

Filings .......... 5,595.59

Excess of releases ....... $ 6,529.37


Political Debate.

A discussion of the merits of the Republican and People's parties will be held at the College next Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, under the auspices of the Athenian literary society. The Republican party to be represented by U. S. Sartin and Geo. Smith; the People's party by R. H. Copeland and S. E. Boys. Interspersed with appropriate music. All are cordially



J. E. Snow, a former resident of Winfield, came in this morning from Washington, D. C. His associations with the "uppa crusts" while acting as door-keeper at the White House, seems to have given him some advanced ideas of life. He left the impression on his hearers this morning that his nervous system had undergone a severe shock, while listening to a statement of Jerry Simpson, in a speech he made at Washington to the effect that the members of the convention which nominated Jerry all wore colored shirts. Major Snow took it that that was sufficient evidence there were no brains in that convention. It will be observed that Major Snow has made some great strides intellectually since going to Washington, as he now wears a white shirt. He seems to be of the opinion that Mr. Simpson brought a great deal of discredit upon Kansas by such a disgraceful statement. Someone ought to see Mr. Simpson and when he goes bck to Washington to make a speech, have him tone down his remarks to suit the elite door-keepers and spittoon-cleaners of Washington society. The Major told some of the boys confidentially that he had been sent down here by the department to carry the election. "Now, in the names of all the gods at once, upon what meat doth this, our Major feed, that he has grown so great?" Since he returned he seems to "bestride this narrow world like a huge Colossus," in imagination. A committee will probably be appointed to look after this dapper little fellow to prevent his falling by the wayside as did Lewis Hanback when compelled to change drinks for a season.



Our great moral prohibition morning contemporary is so busy lying about the county clerk that it cannot take time to explain how J. B. Nipp happened to be in the joint business or why he failed to pay for the beer. Dispatch.


The "great prohibition," and you might add, religious daily, characterized the whole thing as a political canard of the rottenest kind several weeks ago and that is all there is to it, exccept that a brewer would like to bleed Captain Nipp for a few hundred dollars while he is running for sheriff. If our poo poo patriots will take the trouble to look at the petition or affidavit which they published a few days ago, they will readily see that some vigorous lying was done by the parties who prepared and signed that document. If, as they say, they exhausted every means in trying to get the money out of Saunders, and having failed now come on to Nipp whom they allege was a partner, it shows they were either great fools or liars, because if Nipp was a partner of Saunders, they would certainly have brought suit against him and Saunders jointly. The alleged bill is now nearly four years old. During all of that time Captain Nipp has been a resident of this county and within easy reach of Mr. Wilkenmeyer, or his agents. The fact is, it is a damnable scheme, hatched up to assist old Calamity Jane in securing a position for Cochran, the wrecker of the alliance store. Traveler.


We had an idea all along that the ool Traveler man would undertake to lie out of in that way and were prepared for him. Please read the following and see if the thing was a trumped up affair to bleed the great-and-only-goody-good J. B. Nipp, just on the eve of election.

I, T. G. Risley, Clerk District Court, Logan county, Oklahoma Territory, do hereby certify that the suit of Julius Winkelmeyer vs. J. H. Saunders & J. B. Nipp was filed in my office in the city of Guthrie, on the 28th day of August, 1890, and was dismissed by plaintiff's attorney on the 5th day of October, 1891, and that all pleadings in said case were withdrawn by plaintiff by permission of court and are no longer on file in this office.

Witness my hand and the seal of said court this 21st day of Oct., 1891.



by S. K. VAN VOORHEES, Deputy.

This shows that it was filed more than a year ago and was finally brought here in order to get service on defendant, J. B. Nipp.



Gen. Schofield Speaks of the Indian Troubles.

Recommendations Made.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. Major General Schofield, commanding the army, has made his annual report upon the operations of the army to the secretary of war. He reviews the Indian disturbance of last winter, recalls that nearly one-half of the infantry and cavalry of the army was concentrated at the scene of the disturbance, and then says that this campaign teaches the lesson that the entire military force of the United States would be wholly inadequate to prevent great loss of life and damage to property if a general Indian outbreak should occur. However, he believes that no considerable number of the Sioux intended hostilities against the United States unless driven to it by hardship. He says: "There is hence a well grounded belief that, by the constant exercise of discretion in the management of Indians, coupled with justice in all dealings of the government with them and the presence of a sufficient military force to overawe the turbulent minority among them, there need be no serious apprehension of an extended uprising of the Sioux, and, probably, not of any other Indian tribe. It is also well worthy of the most serious consideration that by the addition of a few thousand men to the enlisted strength of the army, whereby a sufficient force might at all times be stationed in the vicinity of the great reservations, the danger of an uprising and resulting destruction of frontier settlements would be entirely removed, and the great expense of transportation of troops from distant parts of the country entirely avoided."



The best wheat went as high as 80 cents today.

R. S. Strother, of Atlanta, was in town today on business.

P. L. Edwards, of Atlanta, was in town today on business.

When you are tired and want to be "pulled," go to W. S. Augustine's for a shave.

Bradshaw, Cochran, and Hawkins will go to Eaton tonight to discuss political issues.

Mrs. Sid Klingle of South Manning street, has a very sick boy. He has the eryipelas on his face.

The Midland elevator is nearing completion. It is one of the best buildings of the kind in the southwest.


J. C. Monfort is erecting a business house in Chandler, Oklahoma, and will remove there soon and go into the general merchandise business.


At the next county meeting of the Woman's Mutual Improvement Society, members will please come prepared to answer to the roll call, by repeating a verse of scripture relative to the christian hope. B. HENDRIX.


Newton Julien, of Eaton, was in town today. He got into quite a spirited discussion on politics but stood firm on the People's platform and held his own. Newt knows a thing or two iff he is young in the cause.


Rev. J. A. Rupp, county president of the Sunday School Association, held a Sunday school convention at Lone Star school house a week ago last Saturday and Sunday. He reports a good attendance and a lively interest. Mr. Rupp deserves credit for his tireless energy as a Sunday school worker.


Remember that the registration books will positively close at 9 o'clock tonight. If you expect to vote at this election, you must attend to the matter tonight.


These cool days you can have a warm room to bathe in at

W. S. Augustine's under the Winfield National Bank. Hot and cold baths. When you want a shave, hair cut, or bath, or in fact anything in the barber's line, see W. S. Augustine.


For the next 60 days I will hang wall paper for 15 cents per double roll. Leave your orders at Cole's drug store.



Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 22nd, were:

Releases ........... $6,588.00

Filings ............ 2,688.95

Excess of releases .........$3,899.95


Frank Robinson has leased the Weimer butcher shop on East 7th, not only for one month but for five years. He has all young stock and will sell nothing but first-class meat. Will handle also chickens, turkeys, and butter, and game in season. Mr. Allen, a well known butcher, will assist him. Give him a call.


Dissolution of Partnership.

The public will take notice that the partnership heretofore existing between Drs. Ford & Fayette is now dissolved and the patients under treatment by Dr. Ford will receive the same attention as in the past. He will be found at his office, Room 13 in Thompson building, and at his residence ready to answer all calls day or night, in acute or chronic diseases.


At the meeting of the republican club of this city on last Tuesday evening, a great deal of anxiety was manifested by the members in regard to the successful campaign being made by the People's party. The president of the club thought that someone should be put out to counteract the influence of J. C. Bradshaw, and intimated that he would be the proper personage to camp on Mr. Bradshaw's trail. The club seemed to take a different view of the matter. They seemed to remember the president of the club had done some camping on trails last fall, and the returns showed a gain for the People's ticket over the previous year; and as a consequence, the matter was permitted to go by. One member thought that something ought to be done to counteract the effect of James Buchanan's speech. He thought what Mr. Buchanan had said was working a great injury to the republican party, and should be refuted. Another innocent kind of a member mildly suggested that that would be hard to do, but others said that there should be an effort made to refute his statements without regard to methods of so doing it, so long as something was done in that line. The club was certainly working on the right line, but they have a prodigious job on hand when they undertake to refute those statements.


A Happy Anniversary.

Wednesday, October 14th, was the scene of a pleasant gathering of friends out in the east part of town, at the home of Rev. G. S. Lake, presiding Elder in the U. B. Church.

Mrs. Lake, remembering that the 10th anniversary of their marriage was drawing near, decided to invite all the ministers and their wifes in the district over which her husband presides to come and dine with their Elder upon the above mentioned date.

Participants: Rev. Kettering, pastor of the U. B. Church in Winfield, with wife and little son; Rev. P. B. Lee, wife, and little daughter; Rev. Osbun and wife of Eaton; Rev. Watkins and wife of Geuda Springs; Rev. J. A. Rupp, wife and little Thayer; Rev. J. Barriclaw and others.

The hostess entertained on her lovely piano, after which Rev. P. B. Lee presented Mrs. Lake with over 80 pieces of glassware and white stone china; also a gift of cash to Elder Lake, requesting him to purchase a Bible with it.



Gov. Williams is having a new barn built.

Little Grace Cooley is slowly recovering from her recent illness.

Newt Brookshire spent two days of last week in Arkansas City.

Will Cooley has been on the sick list for about a week.

Miss Bettie Lunceford and Mrs. Agnes Allen visited in Winfield Saturday and Sunday.

Quite a number of young folks were at the party Saturday evening given at the residence of Mr. Alvah Bailey, of Rock.

There was a law suit before Justice of the Peace Gorham last Saturday. The jury failed to agree and the matter was finally compromised.

The People's meeting at Rock was a grand one. Prof. Russell and his glee club were there. Senator King addressed the audience upon the subjeect of the session of the Kansas legislature. A talk was given by Mr. Cochran.





The speech made by Hon. James Buchanan at Highland hall last evening should have been heard by every thoughtful person in this city. It was a speech that appealed to reason and not to passion and prejudice and was on a subject in which all of us are interested. It pointed out the cause which produced the present depressed conditions and showed what will be our condition in the future if those causes are not removed. In short, it was a clear and logical discussion of the problem of civilization, and described the process by which that problem is to be solved.



To Push the Outlet Opening.

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 24. Arrangements are being made by prominent men of the Southwest to hold a mass convention in this city about the middle of next month for the purpose of giving expression to the sentiment of the people in relation to the immediate opening of the Cherokee outlet to settlement. The exact date and the names of the various committees will be announced in a few days.


Mrs. Baker, of Udall, is in town today shopping.

Tom Clover, of Cambridge, was in Winfield today.

Frank Hoverstock, of Eaton, was in Winfield on business today.

Mrs. Darts and daughter, Miss Bertha, of Dexter, were in town today.

Mrs. Longshore and daughter, Miss Myrtle, of Eaton, were in the city today.

The Imbecile asylum has 103 inmates and Dr. Wiles says they could have twice that number if they had roomj. The capacity of the building is about eighty.

Martin Kentner was arraigned in Justice Ingman's court last evening for assault and battery. He was fined one dollar and costs.

Our officers are getting after the gamblers. One, W. H. Chambers, was arrested yesterday and fined ten dollars in Justice Ingman's court for betting on a game of cards.

B. H. Clover will sell on Saturday, Oct. 31, at auction, about 30 head of horses and colts ranging in age from two to eight years. The sale will be at Gregg's stable on 9th avenue in Winfield.

MARRIAGE LICENSE. John Hubbard, Iowa, and Minnie L. Walker, of Udall; R. J. Tomlin and Carrie Freeman of Atlanta, secured matrimonial documents of Judge Lafferty today.


Ror the next 60 days I will furnish and hang wall paper at the following prices:

Brown back, per double roll .... 25c

White backs .................... 30c

Gilts .......................... 35c



Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 23rd were:

Filings ........... $3,495.50

Releases .......... 2,865.00

Excess of filings ......... $ 630.50


Mrs. Lida Brady came in last evening from the eastern part of the county, having visited every school in Cedar, Grant, Otter, and Dexter townships. Mrs. Brady is making thorough work in school visiting, and very few schools will be missed this year.


C. W. Frith, of Eaton, was telling on the street today that there were about as many republicans at the Eaton meeting last night as there were People's men. The surprising thing about the matter is that anyone can be found who would repeat the story after such a man as Frith. He has never been accused by any of his neighbors of telling the truth.


E. L. Johnson, of Eaton, and his cousin, Mr. Williams, of Illinois, were in town today. Mr. Williams is on his way to San Diego, California.


The Traveler and Courier have been doing all in their power to down Salem Fouts, presumably at the instigation of I. B. Fishback, who pretends that he is making a clean canvass. Let's see: Mr. Fishback has something of a record himself. He seems to have been a member of the council of Guthrie in the palmy days of boodleism in that city, and records and rumors of records permeate the air of that wonderful city. More anon.


The Athenian and Cadmus societies have engaged the following course of entertain ments for the coming year: Redpath Star Concert Co., Areal Thomas Combination, The Swedish Lady Singers,

W. M. R. French, the noted chalk lecturer, and Geo. R. Wendling, the prince of orators. They will furnish course tickets for the above for $2.50. You cannot afford to miss this rare treat of platform talent. Persons desiring reserved course tickets should drop a card to E. T. Hackney, secretary, "College Store."



Three Men Killed and Many Wounded in Southern Manitoba.

ASSINIBOINE, Mont., Oct. 26. Word has been received here of a battle which took place Thursday between a band of Blood Indians and a force of Canadian mounted police, just across the international boundary line, not over fifty miles from this place.

The Blood Indians, who are old time enemies of the police, made a raid on a band of horses belonging to the latter a few days ago and ran off nearly all of them. Then of the police started in pursuit, and coming upon the Indians suddenly yesterday, both sides commenced firing.

At the first fire, one policeman and two Indians were killed and several were wounded on both sides.

The news was brought in by a Blackfoot, who witnessed the fight, which was still in progress when he left.

Colonel Bates, commander of Fort Assiniboine, has ordered a troop of cavalry to take station at the Blackfoot [?] agency to restrain the Indians at that agency from attempting to take any part in the disturbance.


H. R. Branson, of Dexter, is in town.

D. Mumaw, of Hackney, is attending court.

Court convened today for a two weeks' term.

Kensington crochet twist all colors at Mrs. L. W. Swan's.

Miss Mable Sumpter was visiting in the country yesterday.

Jasper Roseberry, of Neosho county, is visiting his uncle, Milton Roseberry, of Pleasant Valley township.

Parties desiring to have all kinds of second-hand furniture repaired will do well to call on D. Berkey, W. 9th avenue.

Miss Sadie Horner, of this office, spent Sunday at Udall. Her sister, Mrs. Boomershine, is quite sick with the fever.

Bert Frizzell, a college student, lost a twenty dollar gold piece one day last week. He thinks he gave it to a car driver by mistake for a dollar.


Taken up by the undersigned, corner Andrew and 4th ave., two white goats. Owner can have them by proving property and paying for this notice. ROY TOUCHTONE.


B. H. Clover will sell on Saturday, Oct. 31, at auction, about 30 head of horses and colts ranging in age from two to eight years. The sale will be at Gregg's stable on 9th avenue in Winfield.


Mr. Chase Johnson and family will start for New Mexico in a short time. They go on account of Mrs. Johnson's health. She is suffering with lung trouble.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 24th were:

Filings ........... $5,531.00

Releases .......... 862.50

Excess of filings ........ $5,658.50


This office acknowledges the receipt of a fine photograph of the Morgan monument. The picture is very fine and correct, giving a view of the monument from the southwest, showing up the Central school building to a good advantage. The artist, C. H. Fisk, is to be congratulated upon the correctness of the picture.


DIED. Mr. John Jones, of Akron, died yesterday at Guy's hotel in this city of abscess of the brain. He will be buried at Akron tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Mr. Jones was one of the first settlers of Cowley county and is well known. For months he has been a sufferer from the malady that endered his life and has taken treatment from the best physicians in the county. He came to Dr. Smith last week, but was then beyond medical aid.


An evening Sunday School convention was held at Center Point church in Liberty township Saturday, 24th. Very soul-stirring speeches were made by President J. A. Rupp, Bro. Joe Barridaw, Revs. Osbourne and Summers, and others. Officers elected were: Pres. M. B. Rowe; vice pres., J. A. Smith; sec., Ettie Race; treas., D. R. Grouse.


An all day convention was held at Eaton Sunday, 25th. Sunday School workers were there from a distance. Officers elected were: Pres., W. Watkins, vice pres., Alden Mackey; sec., E. I. Johnson; treas., R. B. Hanna. The following officers were also appointed for Dexter township: Pres. W. Drury; vice pres., H. H. Haven; sec., Gusta Bibler; treas., John Reynolds.




A gentleman of this city, who has always stood high in republican circles, has written out a statement, or a sort of confession as it were, of the methods employed by politicians in carrying out their designs. He says that the matter of both old parties putting a full ticket in the field for the present campaign in Cowley county, was discussed in a joint caucus composed of leading democrats and republicans as early as February, 1891. That at this caucus a democratic politician lawyer and banker was present and made the following remarkable statement.

"We have got to do something to break the necks of these d____d People's party fellows; and I, as a democrat, would rather see the republicans win than to see the People's party get a smell. I dislike the republicans but I dislike the People's party more than I do the republicans."

In March following, another joint caucus was held and a ticket agreed upon, except in the matter of small details. In the matter of the republican ticket, the democratic contingent was consulted and a satisfactory agreement arrived at.

The letter goes on to state that a certain bank of this city was instrumental in bringing out J. B. Nipp as a candidate for sheriff for the same reason that it championed the cause of J. S. Hunt and S. J. Smock in former years, namely--that these individuals had all been largely indebted to said bank and they used this method to get their money. The writer further states that the bank in question never openly advocates the casue of their candidate, but leaves the work to paid emissaries who stand high in republican councils.

This is the substance of the statement and we give it for what it is worth. It may furnish a few pointers for such fellows as Swain, Maurer, Castor, and others who were before the convention and to show how impossible it is to receive a nomination when there is a power behind the throne to work the wires. The letter is in the possession of the recipient and can be seen by doubting Thomases.


School Report.

Monthly Report of School District 103, for month ending October 16, 1891. Number enrolled 35; average daily attendance 24. The following are those making highest average in examination given at close of month.

GRAMMAR GRADE: Otto Griffin 96; Naomi Young 90; Allie Morgan 92; James Tharp 96; Mary Stickel 86; Effie Tomlin 86.

INTERMEDIATE: Ralph Griffin 98; Clara Parker 94; Edith Young 97; Vilura Tomil 92; James Stickle.

PRIMARY: Dessie Morgan 90; Lula Stickle 91; Jessie Morrison 85.



Public Sale.

I will offer at public sale, in Winfield on

SATURDAY, Oct. 21st, 1891.

Commencing at 1 o'clock p.m., the following described property, to-wit: 10 head of two- year-old mares and horses; 12 head of mares, ranging from four to eight years old, and four four-year-old horses.

TERMS OF SALE: A credit of six months will be given, with approved security, without interest. Eight percent off for cash.


Walter Denning, Auct.


Mr. H. N. Rogers, living two miles northeast of Akron, has advertised a stock sale for November 12. He has a fine lot and a large variety for sale.



The Strip Practically Clear According to the Soldiers.

Ponca Negotiations.

PONCA, INDIAN TERRITORY, Oct. 27. The Cherokee commission opened negotiations with the Ponca Indians immediately upon concluding a contract with the Tonkawas. The Poncas are intelligent and industrious and fully understand their relations to the reservation they occupy--that it was bought and paid for out of the money realized from the sale of their lands in Dakota.

On account of several deaths in the tribe, but two councils have been held and at these the Indian policy of the government and the status of the Ponca tribe have been discussed. Tomorrow, however, the commission will make a definite proposition, stating how much land each Indian may take in allotment and the amount of money the government is willing to pay for the residue. The reservation embraces about 91,000 [?] acres.

On account of the frequent rumors that boomers are settling on the outlet and making improvements, Captain Woodson, in command of the escort, has sent out detachments to scout the surrounding country. One party returned today and reports that after scouting the country to the Oklahoma line, and especially along Black Bear creek, where boomers were reported to be located, but one family was found. The head of the family is an old offender and was expelled from the same locality last March. At that time he was allowed fifteen days to move out with his effects, but on this occasion he was summarily ejected and his improvements destroyed. With this exception, the outlet is free from boomers, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding.


A fine line of zephyrs and Saxony yarn at L. W. Swann's.

Mrs. C. W. Roseberry and daughter returned last night from a week's visit at Conway Springs.

250 second hand cook stoves, 125 gasoline stoves, and 95 heating stoves wanted at once at D. Berkey's, West 9th ave.


Lee West, of Arkansas City, was on trial Monday in district court for complicity in drugging and robbing a man in Arkansas City. His bondsmen had given him over and they had been discharged. Lee concluded that that was a good time to take an airing and walked out of the courtroom, went to a barn, procured a rig, and coolly rode off. Up to this writing he is still at large. This surely shows a little carelessness in the presiding court officials.


Rain! Rain!

All those interested in having a rain in Cowley county will please meet at the courthouse Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock for the purpose of devising means to employ the rain- makers to come and experiment.

A. F. Dauber

J. N. Harter

G. W. Sanderson

H. L. Edwards

J. F. Balliet

W. C. Robinson

S. E. Burger

J. H. Anderson

J. B. Lynn

J. O. Hawley

F. J. Sydal

P. H. Albright


Monday night at the Salvation Army barracks a stranger got up in the crowd and seemed to be laboring under the influence of something that caused him to think he was a physical giant. He talked a little and said he weighed 150 pounds, and when he got mad, he weighed 5 pounds more than any other man in town; this called up an argument, and a man in the rear of the house said he was just a little the heaviest and if the Herculean stranger wanted anything he could be accommodated at once. Quiet was at last restored and salvation dispensed as usual in unbroken doses. We have heard quite a number ask where Nipp was, as he had pledged to keep order at the barracks if the good people of that institution will support him for sheriff.


Baled hay and feed at L. Weimer's, east 7th.

MARRIAGE LICENSE. Fred Brown and Esther M. Walters, of Arkansas City, secured a marriage license today.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 26th were:

Filings ........ $ 779.90

Releases ....... 1,145.00

Excess of releases .... $ 365.10



The wheat is needing rain badly.

The Coburn school is mounting toward the zenith of intellectual worth under the management of Mrs. Kephart.

Several carloads of cattle were shipped from this place this week. Silverdale is fast coming to the front as a shipping point.

Miss Della Rinehart has gone to reside with her sister near Arkansas City. [? Rinehart ... they had Rinehyrt ?]

B. N.


Senator Peffer spoke at Riverside part at Arkansas City yesterday at 2 o'clock p.m. Owing to a lack of proper advertising, the crowd was not large, but close attention was given throughout. He spoke for over two hours. He said that Census Superintendent Foster had stated to him that his record showed that nine millions of homes in the United States were mortgatged and that the real estate mortgages of Kansas, exclusive of lands belonging to railroads, amounted to more than $235,000,00. For making this statement in some speeches he had made, he was branded by republican papers as a falsifier, who was unworthy of the people he represented. The speaker read from official documents to prove that the eastern states were adding to their assessed valuation in a much greater ratio than other parts of the country--four of the eastern states having increased more in the past ten years than all the rest put together. This was done principally through the medium of interest on their loans.

Mrs. Todd spoke at Highland hall in the evening, to a crowded house, but as she will be present in Winfield tomorrow afternoon, we will not undertake to give any extracts, choosing rather that our readers may go and hear her for themselves.

There is no doubt that her speech at Arkansas City last evening made a large breech in the g. o. p. ranks, which Mitchell, Crouse, Tom, and Jim, can never heal.


Clint Hargis and wife, of Dexter, were in town Tuesday.

Jake Swartz was arrested this week for keeping a gambling house. Noah Aiken filed the complaint.

Our city solicitor, J. H. Singleton, made a trip to Dexter Tuesday on the hunt of his horse that had strayed away.

Several "wine merchants" in this city were arrested this week for dealing in the ardent contrary to law. Among the number we see the names of W. D. Buchanan and Frank Manny.

Bob Farnsworth has not only had the chills, but has a large plaster on top of his nose. He has been too saucy or "didn't see the post" in time to go round it.


Capt. W. E. White and U. S. Sartin talked pure republican politics at Akron Saturday night.

James Day, of Eaton, is attending court.


I have a Halliday geared wind mill and tower for sale at two-thirds of its value. W. A. LEE.


F. M. Freeland has bought Hogue's grocery in the east part of the city.


MARRIAGE LICENSE. A marriage license was granted today to C. L. Newton, of Dallas, Texas, and Hatttie L. Sipes, of Arkansas City.


The case of the state against Ross for the robbery of J. D. Bright was tried today. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty after remaining out only a few minutes.


Total amount of mortgages, chattel and real estate, filed and released Oct. 26th were:

Filings ........ $ 779.90

Releases ....... 1,145.00

Excess of releases .... $ 365.10


The Courier says Senator King voted against the uniformity of school books. No one who knows the facts will deny it, but Senate Bill No. 264 was to create a county uniformity of school books. King wanted a state uniformity of text books. The Courier thinks it is a little cute at times, but others can read as well as those educated yawpers over the way. No sensible man will blame Senator King for voting against the bill as it was, and the House did just right in killing it outright. Now, Mr. Courier, next time you undertake to misrepresent our honorable senator, you had better cover up your tracks.


W. E. Tansey spoke at Dexter last night to an audience consisting of twelve republicans and thirteen People's men. When he began he had this number, but when he closed, there were less republicans. Sick 'em, Tansy.


Slightly Mixed.

R. S. Strother and J. B. Nipp were in Harvey township last week trading for votes. They proposed to the democrats that if the democrats would put out a township ticket, the republicans would support it if the democrats would support the republican county ticket. They interviewed Jas. Near, Geo. Savage, and Henry McCrabb. McCrabb tried to get Mr. Moor, the democratic committeeman, to call a township convention, but he refused. Now, gentlemen, this is the aim of these men to ride into office, not on their good looks but by trickery. I ask all who read this to consider that at one time democrats were rebels and a sworn enemy of the g. o. p. party. Today anything will do to beat the People's party. Vote for reformation, which means for your homes and your families. A VOTER.


John Mattox is the champion bycicle rider of the city.

Another man has been in and explained to the Courier just how to borrow money on land and clear the amount he borrowed the first year. This time the victim is Martin V. Casaday of Beaver. The whole thing is so foreign from facts that it must be counted in with Sam Tull's exploits near New Salem, whose neighbors say was a preposterous stretch on facts. We notice Mr. Casaday don't figure what it cost to board teams and hands, and wear and tear and interest on machinery.


The Courier man can't help showing its love for the old soldier. It is considerably grieved over the fact that J. D. Salmon gets a pension of $45 per month and never misses an opportunity to remind its readers of that fact, but it never says anything of the fact that J. B. Nipp with all his members perfect, a very picture of health and strength, draws $36 per month pension, and R. S. Strother, another robust, clean limbed fellow draws $12 per month. Now if these men, who have no visible disability, draw such pensions, how much should a man receive who has a visible physical disability such as Salmon? The Courier man weeps some more big weeps because a soldier's daughter and widow is not at work in the county clerk's office. Do you remember, Mr. Courier, that this same soldier's daughter and widow was an applicant for the Winfield post office along with yourself and that the signers to her petition were as to yours as two hundred is to one? This soldier's daughter had a father who once was a candidate for probate judge and the Courier man did all in his power to defeat him.

An old soldier was an applicant for the position of post master of Winfield, with about seventeen hundred names signed to his petition, but the Courier man, backed by the great and only B. W. Perkins secured the prize. Mr. Courier, ring off on your hypo critical pretensions of love for the old soldier. It's getting most all fired thin.




Husking corn and sowing wheat are the order of the day.

The young people of this place are taking quite an interest in the Tisdale literary, as the champion speakers were selected from among them for next Friday evening.

Ed Condit bought 100 bushels of corn from W. F. Curtis, for which he paid 92 cents per bushel.

George Thomas is engaged in hauling hay to Winfield this week.

Charlie Munnemaker has been in a very critical condition for the past week with the fever.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Curtis visited Mr. and Mrs. J. Chase Sunday.

Our school is progressing nicely under the management of C. G. Crawford.

Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Condit went to the city Saturday to shop.

Mrs. Lowe has been in very poor health for the past month.

Lee Condit returned from his visit to Oklahoma last week.






Oklahoma and Its Prosperous People.

The great tidal wave of settlement has swept over Oklahoma, swept like a rolling wave over hills, valleys, and plains, and many flourishing towns have taken their positions as the trade centers of the Indian country. Business has arisen from a stagnant pond, during the ages before the opening, to a mighty wve. Merchants in the towns are jubilant and having a good, brisk trade. Now that the crops have been harvested and are being pushed upon the market, money is becoming plentiful again. The farmer is jubilant over his crop and the fair average price he receives for his produce.

The cities and county presents an appearance of activity that is an astonishment to the oldest residents of the Indian territory who were accustomed only to the solitude of the forest and the peaceful murmur of the little river, and to them the hustle and noise of a growing town, the smoke of hundreds of settlers' campfires in the magically settled county, comes to them like a rude awakening from a life-time dream. The Indian who has been accustomed to hunt at his will and where he chose, now finds himself penned up on a 160 acre tract of land, and to get off this tract will be to tread on the paleface's possessions.





Tahlequah is to have a big cotton gin.

The Santa Fe is going to build a depot at Wharton.

The report that Secretary Martin will resign is false.

Chandler goes Rome one better. She has eight hills.

Oklahoma claims to raise the biggest sugar beets on record.

All lots at Chandler will be deeded before April 1 next year.

Senators Dawes and Platt are booked for Oklahoma this fall.

Oklahoma City voted bonds to liquidate her $25,000 indebtedness.

The businessmen of Ardmore paid $14,300 for cotton last Tuesday.

The bridge over the Cimarron near Guthrie has been completed.

They are now talking of opening the Cheyenne country on December 1st.

The Episcopal church in Oklahoma has an organ--The Oklahoma Churchman.

Beaver county was the only place in Oklahoma that came forward with a fair this year.

The animosity to the Sooner law is approaching the size of an organized movement now.

The Nez Perces movement is a little queer and looks like it had more in it than appears on the surface.



Fred Wahlenmaier, of Arkansas City, called to see us today.

Rev. Lahr and family, of Dexter, are visiting relatives in the city.

Fred Rice, wife, and two little sons, of Atlanta, are trading in our city today.

T. A. Venable and son, Frank, of Cambridge, were over on business today.

Sam Nicholson, of Dexter, was prominent around the Republican headquarters today.

MARRIAGE LICENSE. John Howell and Miss Alma Ames of Arkansas City, took out matrimonial papers yesterday.

Fred Kropp went to Burden today after his team and fixutres to move a building in this city.



Captured by Under Sheriff Trout, Kitchen, and

Deputy Sheriff John Mann.

West Attempts to Shoot but Gets Shot.

Last evening at about 8 o'clock Under Sheriff Kitchen and Deputy Sheriff Mann came into the city and reported that they had captured Lee West, but had to shoot him to get him. Last Monday, West, while under trial, skipped the town and has been in hiding since. The officers have kept a sharp lookout, but were unable to locate their man. Yesterday morning Under Sheriff Kitchen received word from West that he would kill him on sight. Kitchen was also told that West was coming into the city last night and which way. Accordingly yesterday afternoon Kitchen, accompanied by John Mann, went out to watch the road by which West would come into the city. Kitchen was armed with a Winchester, and Mann with a shot gun loaded with buckshot. They stationed themselves five miles east of the city near Will Martin's farm at a bridge which West would have to cross to get into the city. They watched there all afternoon and just before 6 o'clock they put Will Martin on guard and went into the house to eat supper. While eating they heard a horse walking across the bridge and they felt that their man had arrived. Jumping up from the table they ran outside and secured thewir guns and rushed out to the road. West did not see them as they walked into the road as he was ahead of them a short distance. Mann shouted, "Halt and throw up!" West never said a word, but rising in his saddle, turned, and fired, and almost at the same moment Kitchen discharged his Winchester. West fell from his horse at the side of the road and lay there.

Will Martin, the farmer, went up to him and found him still clasping his Winchester as if he was ready to shoot. The gun was removed from his grasp and West was taken to Martin's house. It was found that the load of buck shot had taken effect in the side and back and was a severe wound. The injured man never said a word after he was shot, although he was perfectly conscious. Martin was left to guard the wounded man while Kitchen and Mann came to the city after a physician. The officers brought with them West's Winchester.

Dr. Morris went out to attend West and at a late hour returned. He reported that West was in a bad condition. He had received thirteen No. 4 shot. This is a size nearly as large as buckshot and made several ugly wounds, two in particular being painful, having struck him near the kidney. The physicians think there is little prospect of West recovering.



The case of Joseph Mitchler vs. Siverd and McLain was tried in Judge Ingman's court last night. Mitchler sued the constables for the recovery of some beer taken from Tom Dodd's residence, but the court found that the beer had been taken by due process of law under the section of the prohibitory amendment which makes it a felony for persons to "club together," for the purpose of buying and using intoxicants. Mitchler had to pay costs to the amount of $23.


A Joint Discussion.

A reporter visited the village of Kellogg last evening for the purpose of listening to a joint discussion between Capt. Tansey of Winfield and J. B. Evans, a farmer of Vernon township.

The discussion was opened by Capt. Tansey, who failed to present anything new in the way of argument, in favor of republican doctrine. His speech was the same one that the republicans had stereotyped about 15 years ago and has been hawked about the country by would be republican speakers ever since.

The speech in question has a peculiar history. The author is supposed to be John A. Logan, but there have been some innovations on the original. It is generally accepted as a fact that the comparison in which the mule is likened to the people's party, used by Hallowell at Manning's hall on Tuesday evening and by Tansey last night, originated sometime during the palmy days of the Babylonian empire. Some antiquarians think it must have started at about the time that Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden; but be that as it may, Bob Ingersoll, in searching through some "quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore," ran on to the idea and trotted it out for campaign use during the greenback craze that swept over the country several years ago.

The story about the "shitepoke" as told by Perkins in his campaign last year and in all his campaigns, and repeated by Tansey last night, is very ancient, and its author is somewhat obscured because of the fact that the historian neglected to make mention of the fact. Some searches after antiquities seem to think that Job originated the story during the days of his affliction. The clause in regard to every man in this country being a king and every woman a queen, which had its origin during the revolutionary struggle, was rendered in accordance with the original, stereotyped article.

Coming down to more recent date, the speaker gave the bloody shirt a few twirls and clinched the point aimed at by exhibiting a card with a facsimile of the stars and bars thereon. The clause in the landation of the national banking system was rendered in all the primitive purity of the original document. There were no innovations on the old time speech until Mr. Evans came on for rebuttal. Mr. Evans, being familiar with ancient history, had no difficulty in exploding the fallacies of that old chestnut of a speech, and so forcible was his logic that when he began on the tariff question and said that he was prepared to prove that the tariff was a tax, the Capt. was in a proper frame of mind to admit that the tariff was a tax, and no mistake; in fact, he so far forgot himself and his speech that he offered to bet Mr. Evans ten dollars that the republican party had always asserted that the tariff was a tax. This admission called out prolonged and loud applause; and as it was a victory for Mr. Evans, the chairman, who is a republican, felt called upon to threaten to adjourn the meeting if it was not stopped.

It is supposed that the exhibition of the stars and bars had acted upon the chairman much the same as haking a red rag at a bull. He slopped over, as it were, and was excused therefor by one of his neighbors, who said the fellow "didn't know no better." Be that as it may, there is probably not a republican in Vernon township but has his tariff creed modified today, to conform to the new doctrine on tariff as expounded by the judge, and they are all ready to bet ten dollars, to begin with, that the tariff is and always was a tax.

Mr. Evans was warmly applauded throughout his speech and is to be congratulated on the victory he gained. Tansey closed the discussion in a short talk in which he said he had bushels of documents upon the actions of the alliance House of representatives, which would take him two weeks to read, but he would not take up the time to do so. Calls of "read, read" came up from all over the room, but the Judge didn't read. In fact, he seemed to have lost his reckoning as he closed his remarks by asking the question: "Who in the h__l am I?"


Mr. Elliott, of Wilmot, is attending court.

Curt Schooling was down from Atlanta today.

Mr. Geo. Bussert of Liberty township was in the city today.

G. L. Hayes, a college student, returned last night from a few days visit with his father in Butler county.


The Rain Question.

A meeting was held at the courthouse last night for the purpose of devising means to secure rain or rain makers. An organization was perfecxted with S. Berger as chairman.

Melbourne was telegraphed at Oklahoma City, but information was returned that he had left last night for Dallas, Texas. Another message was sent at once and a return is expected by 6 p.m. Another meeting has been called for 7:30 this evening at the courthouse. Come out and help make it rain.


[Reply to Hon. John Bobbitt's letter in the Tribune, Oct. 11th, 1891. We are fully vindicated.]

CONSTANT, Kansas, Oct. 27th, 1891.

HON. JOHN BOBBITT, My Dear Sir: I take the plesure through the press of thanking you for publishing my private letter that I hhad written to you an answer to yours of Sept. 28th, 1891. You say I am disgusted with the democrats, and so I am, and why souldn't I be, when the leaders go bck on their platform and the democratic principles. You say there are some democrats who are proud to be called democrats, and you name a few, and in the list of names I noticed that of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Thomas A. Hendricks, and Thomas Benton. Now how do you know they would be proud to be called democrats today? If I read history correctly, they have been ded lo these many years. Were either of the gentlemen named in favor of national banks such as we have today? I think not. Were they opposed to the free coinage of silver and did they call the silver dollar a bastard and wasn't good for anything and say it was a fraud, like some of the would-be leaders of the day? No, Mr. Bobbitt, they were men of principals, they never went back on the platform of principals, or the party of the people. Never, no, never. Now I assure you I have never gone back on the principles, but the party has gone back on me and you remember the old proverb, "That a wise man changes his mind, but a fool never does."

Now if you didn't know I was a democrat, why use my name for committeeman. How did the mistake come? Now if you are a democrat, be honest; if you are a republican, I can excuse you. You are measley, Eh? Pray tell us how many measley fellows you have in Cowley and who said you were measley.

Now Mr. Secretary of the D. C. of Cowley county, let me give you a little advice. Don't you think you could serve the dear people a little better and more honorable and not betray confidence by telling of the great wrong the Republicans are doing to the dear people of this state by putting sugar on the free list to make it cheap, tariff on tin to make it cheap, tariff on wool and woolen goods to make them cheap, dragons blood on the free list to make it cheap, Balm of Gillead on the free list to make it cheap, tariff on plows, wagons, machines, knives, cotton, cotton goods to make them cheap--and many others I could mention, but this is sufficient, and so far as I am concerned, it will close our correspondence. Now, Mr. Bobbitt, if you will excuse me, I will close. Respectfully,



H. H. Hornor, of Udall, was in town today.

Norman Hall, of Eaton, was in town today.

R. B. Eaton of Cambridge was in town today.

Mrs. Underwood, of Grouse Creek, is in the city.

G. W. Dunlap and wife, of Dexter, were in town yesterday.

The Y. M. C. A. Gospel wagon went to Arkansas City today.

John McIlwain, of Dexter, was in town today on business.

J. M. Armstrong and wife, of Atlanta, were in town today.

Miss Minnie Edmiston, of Burden, attended the teachers' examination here today.

Miss Rose McIlwain, of Dexter, was over today attending the teachers' examination.

Jas. Greenshields was in the city today. He is teaching a successful school in Richland township.

Irvin Sanders, of Udall, is in the city visiting his

brother, John. He leaves tomorrow night for Iowa.

Corn was selling on the street today at 35 to 37 cents. The amount on the market was unusually large.

J. H. Kennedy of Otter creek, called on us today.

Mrs. J. G. Edwards and daughter, Louisa, of Cedar Vale, are up visiting their relations, Mr. H. L. Edwards and family.

MARRIAGE LICENSE. Wallace Abott and Miss Anna Eden, of Atlanta, secured a marriage license last evening and will be married tomorrow.


A. Kinsley, of Atlanta, called and paid for the HOWLER. He says Omnia township is all right for the people's ticket by a good majority.


It is the intention to vote 40 illegal votes in Walnut township. The voters are to be sent from the first, second, and fifth wards. This is a g. o. p. trick.


There will be a Y. M. C. A. meeting at the U. B. Church this evening. Mr. Clark, the state evangelist of the association, will conduct the meeting. You will be well repaid for going.


Three or four loads of solid republicans drove to Eaton last night. Tansey, Madden, Webb & Co. were going to tell how the

g. o. p. had fulfilled their pledges. The meeting was poorly attended. The majority of the republicans went from town.


The Tariff is a Tax.

He sat by his door at noonday, lonely and gloomy and sad.

Brooding over the price of his corn crop and figuring how much he had.

He had worked from early springtime, early and late and hard.

And he was counting his assets and figuring out his reward.

He figured that it took two acres to buy his two boys new boots.

And ten acres more on top of this to fit them with new suits.

To buy his wife a protected dress took a hundred bushels more.

While five acres went in a solid lump for the carpet on the floor.

His taxes and his grocery bill absorbed his crop of oats.

While the interest on his farm mortgage took all his fattened shoats.

The shingles on his cowshed and the lumber for his barn.

Had eaten up his beef steers and the balance of his corn.

So he sat in his floor at noonday, lonely and gloomy and sore.

As he figured up his wealth, a little less than it was a year before.

Then was when we were making these appropriations; the farmers were rich then.

By gum, they say I'm protected, but I know there's something wrong;

I've been deceived and gulled and hoodwinked by this high-protection song.

They told of rebellious traitors, and held up the bloody rag.

And I followed along like a bumpkin, and now I am holding the rag.

But from this time on I'll investigate and get to the bottom of the facts.

And I'll bet four dollars, to begin with, that the tariff is a tax.


Barney Esch and Miss Rose Sartin, of Grouse creek, were in town today.


There are at least 100 illegal names registered in the first, second, and fifth wards. These fellows should be watched with a keen eye and all made to swear in their votes.


The rain meeting last night was a failure. Only three or four were present and no word was had from the rain maker. Nothing is left now but to await the pleasure of Providence.


A full house greeted the Athenian debaters last evening to hear the discussion on the question "How shall we vote." The merits of both the Republican and People's parties were ably set forth. Everyone left well pleased with the evening's entertainment.


Union meeting of the Y. M. C. A. at the First M. E. Church at 4:15 p.m., tomorrow, will be led by Henry Clark of the Y. M. C. A. Gospel Wagon Band. All are cordially invited. Also Junior meeting at Y. M. C. A. at 2:15 p.m. All juniors are earnestly requested to be present.


How can a minister of the gospel who preaches prohibition and total abstinance from the pulpit vote for a man on the head of a ticket that has been a willing partner in breaking the prohibition law. Christians, ministers, and prohibitionists in general, look before you vote, to the principle you advocate. Vote for men and principle, before party.


The board for the Cadmus-Athenian course of entertainments will be opened at Steinhilber's drug store at 9 a.m., Monday, November 9. Course tickets will be sold during all next week, and the tickets already subscribed for will be delivered to subscribers. The seats taken now will be the property of the ticket holder for the entire course unless he should choose to make a change.


The Santa Fe Scheme.

The Santa Fe rally at Arkansas City on Thursday evening, in the interest of the republican party, was a failure so far as the objects aimed at were concerned. Mitchell and Crouse were there to talk all kinds of stuff to the railroad boys of that place. Mitchell, the man who was appointed railroad commissioner at the instigation of the Santa Fe company as a democrat, was down and advised the boys to vote the democratic ticket; but if they could not do that, he advised them to vote the republican ticket or anything else in order to beat the calamity howlers.

To most men this is evidence that the Santa Fe Railroad Co. know which side of the bread is buttered. That company knows its friends and it never loses an opportunity to reward a friend or punish an enemy. They recognize in the republican party a friend, and they sent Mitchell down to help them out of the soup; but the thing didn't work worth a cent. The boys are on to their little scheme and are indignant over the advice given by Mitchell.



Died at her home near Udall, Susie A., wife of G. E. Boomershine, of typhoid fever, Oct. 28, 1891, aged 27 years, one month, and 14 days. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hornor, and was well-known in and around Winfield and loved by all; a faithful and consistent member of the M. E. church, a loving and devoted wife and mother and a good neighbor. Her loss is felt very keenly in the community where he resided. She was married Dec. 31, 1882, to G. E. Boomershine. She left a husband and two little boys to mourn their loss. The funeral occurred Oct. 29th, at 2 p.m. at the residence. Rev. McCollister preached the funeral sermon. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Ninnescah cemetery by loving friends.


Democrats Attention.

In a conversation that I had with S. G. Gary on or about Oct. 9, 1891, he got a little warm over political matters and made, in substance, the following statement: "The democratic ticket was put up on purpose to beat the people's party. They are going to do it and you fellows can't help yourselves." I told this to some parties and have heard since that Mr. Gary denies making the statement. Mr. H. R. Branson was present and heard the statement and will make affidavit to the same if necessary. So will I.



Winter Tourist Rates via The Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe has now on sale tourist tickets to prominent points in Texas and New Mexico. Tickets are good for 30 days in each direction with final limit until June 1.

Austin, Tex. and return, $22.70

Corpus Christi, " " " 32.95

Galveston, " " " 26.45

Houston, " " " 24.45

San Antonio, " " " 25.95

Deming, New Mexico and return, 39.40

Las Vegas, Hot Spring, N. M., and return, 28.35

Call at local offices for full information regarding train services, etc.

W. J. NEVINS, Agent.



Jasper Cochran, candidate for sheriff, is a man of the People, taken from the farm without solicitation, a careful industrious sober man, with fine business capacity. His opponent was three months working up a nomination under the old methods.

H. C. Hawkins, of Vernon township, candidate for treasurer, is a pioneer in Cowley county, building his own home from native prairie with his own hands; has never asked any favor of the public, has first-class qualifications as an accountant, and as a good test is well supported by his neighbors at home.

Salem Fouts, of Arkansas City, candidate for county clerk, has served in the office for two years. We offer the conduct of his office as his recommendation for support. His gentlemanly and accommodating manners have made him friends all over the county.

J. D. Salmon, for register of deeds, is from Dexter, a tried and loyal soldier, with one arm in the grave for his country, asks that his fellow citizens give him a place which he is well able to fill and needs no other recommendation.

Alex Cairns, of Tisdale, has served as surveyor and his work is tested. No more honest and capable man has ever been in the office than Alex Cairns.

For Coroner, Dr. Cunningham of Omnia, has filled the office and filled it well. His record is a careful administration in regard to expenses, and close attention to his duties. The doctor has been criticized on clothes, but clothes won't do. He is a capable physician with a good practice and there is no more popular man at home than Dr. Cunningham.

For commissioner of the second district, Walton has served one term, Guthrie two. And now Guthrie asks for the third term. The men should be tried by their record only. Walton's record is that the last year of his administration he reduced the cost of the county printing one-half; Guthrie's record is that the first act of his administration he raised the price to full rates with the same bids in that did the work the year before, at one-half rates. Let them be tried by their records.

To the People's party we say the duty of the canvassers and newspapers is done, your duty now is for election day. See that every man is out that will vote your ticket. See that every man is well informed upon the facts. Your speakers have given day and night to your service. The duty last is yours; let no weather or business prevent you from doing your duty.


An Indignant Democrat.

ED. HOWLER: For some time past several of my neighbors as well as myself, have been receiving, through the mails, copies of so-called democratic papers containing articles of advice to the democrats to vote the straight democratic ticket. One thing that aroused our suspicions was the fact that we had reason to know that they did not come from the office of their publication. This set us to investigating and the result of that investigation was to the effect that we discovered that the republican central committee was thoughtful enough to send us the papers in question, and it is no use for them to deny it as we have indisputable facts at our command to prove our assertions and we wish to say when we have to get our democracy through that kind of channel, we had just as soon not have it. Yours truly,



Vote for principle.

When you vote the People's ticket, you vote for principle, home, and family.

That was a very feeble defense the Courier made for J. B. Nipp on the beer business. Beer and prohibition are not the men to vote for.

LOST. A gentleman's black pocketbook, containing clippings and papers with owner's name on and of no value to anyone except the owner. Finder please leave at this office and receive reward.


The only way the republicans could keep up courage today was to get a lot of colored boys in their headquarters to sing and dance. There is nothing like keeping up appearances and booming up spirts.


The barn of a Mr. Craft, engineer on the Mo. Pac. railroad, burned Saturday night. Two horses, a good buggy, and a quantity of feed were consumed in the flames. The fire is supposed to have been started by some boys as it was Halloween.


The Courier had a half column of "stuff" pertaining to J. B. Fishback, Saturday evening. To read the article one would think the Captain ahd been doing naughty things and by a little purchased aid some whitewashing was being done. Who ever thought the g. o. p. would put up a man that had ever been dishonest? No one but those detestable calams the Courier gang despises so. But it is nevertheless true that all the g. o. p. candidates in this county are not as pure as the "driven snow."


The HOWLER will not make its appearance tomorrow. The force will attend the election.


Bob Farmsworth has sold his lunch room to a gentleman from Wellington, who will continue the business at the old stand.


Every condemnation the Courier has made on the People's candidates has fallen with a dull thud on the ears of Greer and his dirty cohorts. They reviled Salmon because he was a one-armed soldier drawing $45 per month. How about Nipp? He gets $36 per month from Uncle Sam and by the court docket of Cowley is a partner to the crime of disobeying the mandates of the prohibitory law. Who dare deny this?


Strange Things.

Ed. Dispatch:--

We see many things in life that are to the practical, thinking, and consistent man strange and hard to reconcile with honesty and integrity of purpose; but the strangest thing we see and the hardest to reconcile with consistency and common honesty is the action of some of our law and order prohibition church members.

Some of these good people have for the last six years at every city election sent up a terrible howl for law and order and for downing the joints and the enforcement of prohibition and today they are foremost in the ranks of prosecution of C. T. Atkinson for not enforcing the law against joints and at the same time that they howl with one breath against Atkinson and the joints, they howl with next breath for Capt. Nipp and John Wilkin, when they know that these two men have been for the last three months the heaviest supporters and the staunchest stand-bys of these joints of any men in the whole country. They can be seen any evening that they are in town going in and out of these dens followed by a train of the men that hang around these places and these howlers whose sense of propriety and decency is so shocked at the very thought of a joint, can't help but see and know that these things are true and what it means when they see a candidate going into one of these dens followed by a dozen half-drunk men. I have no disposition to shield C. T. Atkinson in any shape or form but I do say what they charge against him is not half so contemptible to the honest, consistent man of principle as these hypocritical howlers. I am glad to know that many of the law and order and prohibition folks are honest and true to their principles and will carry them out so far as their votes are concerned in the present campaign as they have done in the previous ones. These folks have the confidence and respect of all good citizens regardless of party for they are honest and consistent.

--OBSERVER IN Dispatch.