Winfield, Kansas.

Winfield 1880: A. P. Johnson, 24. No spouse listed.

Winfield 1880: James McDermott, 39. No spouse listed.

Winfield Directory 1880.

Johnson, A. P., (McDermott & Johnson), r. 8th avenue n. s. bet Fuller and Andrews.


McDERMOTT & JOHNSON, 9th avenue, n. s. between Main and Millington.


Johnson, A. P., changed residence to 10th avenue corner Platter.

McDERMOTT & JOHNSON, lawyers, moved to Main n. w. corner 10th avenue.

McDERMOTT, JAMES, lawyer, 9th avenue n. s. bet Main and Millington,

r. 12th avenue n. s. bet Millington and Loomis.

1979. A. P. Johnson, lawyer, located in Manning's building, northwest corner of Main Street and 9th Avenue.

1880. In March James McDermott and A. P. Johnson start law partnership.

June 1880. McDermott and Johnson locate in the W. L. Morehouse building, northwest corner of Main Street and 10th Avenue. They occupied front room upstairs.

February 1883. McDermott & Johnson move to Manning building over Post Office.

September 1885. McDermott & Johnson located on 9th Avenue next to Sol Frederick's Livery Barn. [Frederick & Son (Sol Z. and Lincoln Frederick), livery and feed stable, 212 East 9th Avenue.]


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.

AD. ALBERT P. JOHNSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, will attend promptly to all business entrusted to his care. Charges moderate. Office in Manning's building, corner Main street and 9th Ave., Winfield, Kan.

Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.

Mr. A. P. Johnson was admitted to the bar Monday. Mr. Johnson will make a valuable addition to the Winfield bar.


Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.


Office in Manning's building, corner Main Street and 9th Avenue.


Winfield Courier, November 6, 1879.


We give, in a table in another place, the vote of this county as far as we have returns. It appears that Harbaugh is elected Commissioner in the second district by a very flattering majority, a result that was not expected. [Beat S. B. Adams.]

Shenneman for Sheriff, has a majority of about 300, notwithstanding that the most unscrupulous fight was made on him.

The balance of the Republican ticket is elected by about 600 majority, notwithstanding the fact that a Democratic Mayor and the executive force of the city, backed by six whiskey saloons and two breweries, worked hard at the polls all day. They carried the city for Harter by only 16 majority.

Glorious Dexter has proved herself "truly loyal."

Cresswell township has wheeled into the line of stalwart Republicanism. It was claimed that this township would go Democratic this year or at least a part of the ticket.

The Democrats made a great many votes for Harter and against Shenneman by their system of trading off their other candidates, their whiskey work, their railroad votes, and other corruptions; but we do not think they made anything by their personal attack on Shenneman. That was a boomerang which returned and scooped Harter.

The election on Tuesday was "red-hot." In the city the omnibuses were out all day bringing in votes, and large crowds were around the polls urging the claims of favorite candidates and tickets, but there was no disorder or bad blood exhibited. In fact, it is remarkable that in the heat of such a contest everything was peaceful. It seems that 125 of the voters registered in the city failed to get their votes in. There were many citizens who came to the polls to vote, having been voters here heretofore, but were not allowed to vote because they had not registered. Quite a considerable number of the electors of this city failed to register, and though there were many registered who had not the right to vote, we doubt not that there were 650 voters in the city had they all registered.

Among the many who have contributed to the glorious vote in this county, our young friend, Henry E. Asp, W. P. Hackney, and J. B. Evans are worthy of special mention. They have been at work early and late and their telling eloquence has been heard over the county. Judge Caldwell, Frank Jennings, A. P. Johnson, and others have put in many stalwart blows. Jarvis, Green, Chairman Johnson, Torrance, and many others did efficient work; and though we may fail to mention others equally praiseworthy in this hurried notice, we will not neglect to state that our contemporary, the Semi-Weekly, has put a stalwart shoulder to the wheel.

One of the meanest frauds practiced by Democrats at the late election was to print a lot of Republican tickets straight with the exception of C. L. Harter for Sheriff, and then procuring pretended Republicans to peddle them among Republicans, assuring them that this fraud was the straight Republican ticket. Harter probably obtained many votes in this fraudulent way. The man that is mean enough to peddle such a fraud does not belong to the Republican party. We have been told that John Hoenscheidt was one of them.

Winfield Courier, December 25, 1879.

Mr. A. P. Johnson has bought Frank Gallotti's residence property on 8th avenue.


Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.

The Cowley County Horticultural Society convened at the Baptist Church, February 2nd, and came to order with president Cairns in the Chair.

Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.

On motion J. Van Doren, J. A. Hyden, J. C. Platter, J. Service, and A. P. Johnson were appointed a committee to report on the practicability and necessity of planting fruit and forest trees and shrubbery; to make necessary arrangements for Arbor day, and to set the time and place for the next meeting.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1880. Front Page.

We have a large amount of good land in this county occupied by men who intend spending the remainder of their days upon that part allotted them by Providence, Land-office certificates, and good luck; and the question constantly before the mind of the people is how to make this land into homes for happy and thriving families.

The farm has been used to a great extent solely as a machine to grow crops, and the muscular and mental energy of the owner has been employed to this end. Heretofore, what time the farmer had that was not spent in growing crops and stock was spent on the road seeking a market; but now, with two railroads at our door, this time can be very profitably spent in improving the farm and making it more desirable as home for the wife and children.

As a home the farm should be made as attractive as the state of the finances of the owner will admit.

It is to this end we would ask that you devote part of your time; and in reaching the desired result, you cannot do better than to plant trees.

Trees for timber to be used for posts and for fuel; trees for wind-breaks for house, orchard, and for stock, and trees for ornamental purposes.

Nature has done much to render this county the place for good homes, but she has failed to give us groves, and right here it is that man can so well supplement nature's efforts in making a beautiful country.

Many kinds of trees grow well here, as the catalpa, cottonwood, black walnut, thorny locust, and maple, needing only to be planted, cultivated, and fires kept at a distance.

Timber growing is no longer an experiment on the bare prairie, but is a fixed fact, and there is no one thing the people of Cowley County can do that will so rapidly advance the value of their property.

Every farmer of Cowley County should have a grove of trees, judiciously cultivated and those who plant will receive pay for their labor and a tremendous profit.

There are quarter-sections in Cowley County that are considered worth four thousand dollars, that are kept in trim shape, with nice, artificial groves and good orchard, while alongside are quarter-sections that lay as well, soil just as rich, but the care of a tasteful and thrifty farmer is absent, and the price is $2,000.

These improvements do not make the farm produce more corn and wheat, but satisfy the mental and aesthetic appetite. And this taste is one to be cultivated. A little exertion in the right direction will go a great way in ministering to this appetite. Those farmers who have planted trees and cared for them already know that the public regard such farms as more valuable.

But a short time since a farmer was approached by a gentleman from Kentucky wanting to buy his farm. The place was well cared for, and trees were planted so as to give good effect. Said the stranger, "I would give $1,000 for the trees that you have on your place."

It will pay to improve the appearance of your farms.

Farmers, plant trees as wind-breaks for the health and comfort of your stock; plant trees for the timber; for ornamentation of your farm that it may be pleasing to the eye; plant trees for your children, that they may in after years look back to the homestead as a pleasant haven in life's voyage.


Feb. 24, 1880.

Law Partners: James McDermott and A. P. Johnson...

Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.

Messrs. Jas. McDermott and A. P. Johnson have formed a co-partnership in the practice of law under the firm name of McDermott & Johnson. This will make a strong team. Mr. McDermott is an old resident of Cowley, has occupied many prominent positions in gift of the people, and is a man of acknowledged ability. Mr. Johnson is tolerably well known here, is a graduate of Ann Arbor law school, and ranks well in his profession. We wish the new firm abundant success.

Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.

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

Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.

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

McDermott & Johnson: move into W. L. Morehouse building [northwest corner of Main Street and Tenth Avenue. Occupying front rooms upstairs]...

Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.

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

Winfield Courier, June 3, 1880.

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

Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.

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

Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.

FOR SALE. Four good farms near Winfield at reasonable figures. We have some choice town lots at low prices. Call on McDermott & Johnson.


Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 1, 1880. Front Page.

CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. A. P. Johnson vs. S. K. & W. R. R. Co.


Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.

The Knights of Honor lodge met and elected officers Monday evening. The officers elected were:

Dictator: A. P. Johnson; Vice Dictator: W. J. Hodges; Assistant Dictator: S. S. Lynn; Chaplain: H. D. Gans; Reporter: W. C. Root; Financial Reporter: A. Howland; Treasurer: E. F. Kinne; Guide: J. W. Batchelder; Guard: W. C. Robinson; Medical Examiner: Dr. W. G. Graham.

Dr. Graham was also elected as delegate to the state lodge, which meets soon.

Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.

Mr. A. P. Johnson has forwarded a numerously signed petition for his appointment as Justice of the Peace. A. P. is thoroughly competent and would make a first-class justice should he receive the appointment.


Winfield Courier, June 2, 1881.

Monday evening Mr. C. A. Bliss was purposely invited out to tea, and, returning home at about 8:30, found his parlors filled by about fifty of his personal friends.

When he entered, the Rev. Mr. Cairns, on behalf of the guests, in an appropriate address, presented him with twelve richly-bound volumes of standard literature. Mrs. Bliss, though absent, was remembered with a magnificent illustrated volume.

Mr. Bliss responded in a feeling manner: after which the leader of the surprise was himself made the victim of a surprise, by the presentation by Captain McDermott, on behalf of friends, with a splendid volume of "The Life of Christ."

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann acted the part of host and hostess; and ice cream, strawberries, cake, etc., were served amid music and general social enjoyment.

The whole affair was a neat recognition of the Christian, social, and business character of the recipients of the mementoes, which they so justly merit.

The married couples present were Mr. and Mrs. Wright, McDermott, Story, Johnson, Hendricks, Trimble, Wilson. D. Bliss, Baird, E. H. Bliss, Gilbert, Cairns, Jarvis, Adams, Tipton, Silliman, Stevens, Trezise, and Fuller. There were also present Messrs. Borchers, Arment, Applegate, Rigby, Wood, F. Finch, and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mrs. H. Bliss, Mrs. Jewell, Miss S. Bliss, Miss Smith, Miss Corson, and others, whose names we failed to obtain.


Winfield Courier, June 9, 1881.

The following are the arrangements for the celebration of the 4th of July in Winfield.

J. O. Johnson, T. B. Myers, and A. P. Johnson were appointed to secure the services of the city band.


Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.

A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.

A. P. Johnson gave $10.00.


Winfield Courier, September 29, 1881.

Mr. A. P. Johnson of Winfield is having a well drilled on his farm out here. Jim Barton has the contract for drilling it. RUSTICUS.


Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.

Court is in session: the lambs and the lions are mingling together in harmony under the soothing influence of Judge Torrance's presence. Among the lions we notice Henry H. Asp,

T. H. Soward, Frank Jennings, G. H. Buckman, D. C. Beach, O. M. Seward, J. E. Allen, Jas. O'Hare, S. D. Pryor, James McDermott, A. P. Johnson, A. H. Green, W. P. Hackney, A. B. Taylor, Lovell H. Webb, C. R. Mitchell, Joe Houston, Cal. Swarts, Charlie Eagin, and others. The list of lambs can be found in our Court docket of last week.

Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.

McDERMOTT & JOHNSON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. [JAMES McDERMOTT/A. P. JOHNSON] Office in Morehouse block, corner Main street and 10th avenue.

Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.

If O. F. Mackey will call at the office of McDermott and Johnson, Winfield, he will learn something to his advantage.

Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.

An addition has been made to the firm of McDermott & Johnson. It is a small one, but promises well for the future. It is a junior member from Johnson's side of the house.

Cowley County Courant, December 29, 1881.

At a regular meeting of the Masons at their lodge last Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. J. C. Hunt, W. M.; A. P. Johnson, S. W.; Lou Zenor, J. W.; J. C. McMullen, Treas.; E. T. Trimble, Secretary; C. C. Black, S. D.; F. C. Hunt, J. D.; Jas. Harden, S. S.; E. P. Hickok, J. S.; Rev. James Cairns, Chaplain; S. E. Burger, Tyler.

Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.

The annual business meeting of the Baptist Church was held at the Courthouse on Saturday evening, December 31, 1881. The report of the officers show the following facts.

Total membership: 192.

Additions during the year: 30.

Money collected and paid out during the year for general expenses, including pastor's salary: $1,063.88.

For the new building over $3,000 has been collected and expended, and over $300 of this amount by the ladies' society.

The Sunday School has 19 officers and teachers, and 214 scholars, and had an average attendance of 141.

There was collected and expended for the Sunday School about $78.

The following officers were elected for the next year:

Clerk, J. C. Rowland.

Treasurer, James McDermott.

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

Organist, Miss Lola Silliman.

Chorister, Geo. Cairns.

The church and Sunday School starts the new year under favorable circumstances, and it is hoped that beginning with next Sunday, they will be able to occupy their new house of worship, now nearly completed.

Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

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

Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.

Mr. Johnson of the well known firm of McDermott & Johnson was in the city on Saturday last.


Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.

This is Court week and our lion-like attorneys are in clover. The following gentlemen are present: A. J. Pyburn of La Mars, Missouri; C. R. Mitchell, of Geuda Springs; Senator Hackney, Judge McDonald, Judge Tipton, Jas. O'Hare, Henry E. Asp, S. D. Pryor, J. F. McMullen, D. C. Beach, O. M. Seward, J. E. Allen, A. P. Johnson, James McDermott, P. H. Albright, T. H. Soward, Geo. H. Buckman, M. G. Troup, and County Attorney Jennings.


Cowley County Courant, May 25, 1882.

CARD NO. 2. Mr. Editor: It will be remembered that immediately after the difficulty between myself and Tucker, there were individuals in this town misrepresenting me and trying to create the impression that the said trouble was the forerunner or the initial step of an organized fight against the ministers of the gospel, or in other words, the commencement of a war between ruffianism and vice, against Christianity and morality. Upon hearing this I published a card denying the same in toto. Now that the matter is all over and the smoke has cleared away, and, as many are daily enquiring of me as to the particulars, I desire to recapitulate this huge affair briefly.

On the morning of the 24th of October last, I was told by many of our reputable citizens that on the night previous, Tucker, a professed christian minister, in a speech in the opera house before an audience of some five or six hundred persons, had singled me out, named me, and charged me with having misrepresented and lied to obtain signatures, to a certain paper circulated a week previous by Mr. Lynn and myself. That day I met the Reverend gentleman and quietly told him what I had heard, whereupon he in a very haughty, sarcastic, and insulting manner, said "he guessed I had heard what he said about me." At this time I took occasion to slap the gentleman, which of course I do not claim to have been a christian act nor even right in a moral sense, but yet I believe the average mortal under like circumstances would have done the same.

Now, I have the word of a resident minister that Tucker told him about the time the suit for damages was instituted against myself that a certain lawyer had volunteered his services to prosecute the case against me. This minister asked Tucker who that lawyer was, and Tucker replied it was Capt. McDermott. I have the word of a lawyer in this town that about the time said suit was started that the said volunteer attorney boasted on the street that he would make me sick before he got through with me.

These acts of an eminently moral gentleman will evidently be considered by the community at large as emanating from a true christian spirit, especially when they learn that of $250 damages allowed by the jury and already paid by me, Mr. Tucker gets nothing, but that the same is divided up among the lawyers who tried the case, McDermott & Johnson, as I am informed, getting $150, and Hackney & McDonald getting $100 of the spoils, leaving poor Ben. Henderson, who made the only legal on the side of the prosecution, out in the cold, without a penny for his services.

And I also was reliably informed that Mr. Tucker is honorable enough to object to this course and demands that Henderson must have at least a small portion, but our Winfield christian lawyers, I understand, don't like to give any money up. It's too soft a thing especially when ordinary law practice is light. I have paid the money and the lawyers and their client are now quarreling over it. Of course, it is hard to pay out hundreds of dollars to such a purpose, but I do not regret it. I would feel that I had lost my manhood and disgraced my parentage if I would take such a wanton insult slung at me without cause or provocation without resenting it. If I had been permitted, I could have proven that I was not guilty of the charges made against me by Mr. Tucker, and that they were entirely without foundation. I love a christian gentleman, but a hypocrite I hate.

I believe the community will bear me out in the assertion that my actions have proven that I have no fight against churches or christians, but to the contrary have always endorsed all religious organizations and helped them financially. My father and mother have been members of the M. E. church ever since I can remember. I believe they are christians, but the religion they taught me was not the kind practiced by some in this town. The question is, has this affair had a tendency to strengthen the cause of christianity? Did the language used by Mr. Tucker in the hall, with reference to myself, indicate a christian spirit, or did it sound like the ranting of a third-rate ward politician?

Did the money I paid into court belong to Mr. Tucker or myself, or was it confidence money? If the suit was brought through good and honest motives, for the good of the community, and for the benefit of society and Mr. Tucker combined, why was it the lawyers forgot Mr. Tucker in dividing the spoils? I may be wrong, and hope I am, but it appears to me that the whole affair would look to an unbiased mind like a robbery under the cloak of a prosecution in the interest of morality and in vindication of the law. Again, is it not a strange coincidence that after Judge Campbell and Mr. Tipton (two gentlemen who never made any pretension toward being possessed of an extraordinary degree of moral virtue) had addressed the jury in my behalf, without making use of a single expression reflecting upon the character of Mr. Tucker. That in the closing argument the gentleman who professed to have the love of God in his heart should so far forget himself as to resort to blackguardism and billingsgate as I am informed he did. Among other things referring to myself and insinuating that I was a coward. Now I desire to address myself to this christian statesman and say to him kindly, but firmly, that he dare not undertake to substantiate that charge of cowardice on any ground, at any time, or in any manner he may choose. A. H. GREEN.

Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.

Messrs. T. R. Bryan and A. P. Johnson went over to Dexter last Wednesday and then the windows of heaven were thrown open and the waters poured, and the classic Grouse Creek became so full that the said gentlemen found themselves water and mud bound beyond the raging flood and could not get home. Sadly they wandered up the left bank and over the Flint Hills until Saturday night, when they found the city of Cambridge, where the K. C. Passenger train rescued them and brought them back to the bosoms of their long neglected families.

Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.

Winfield Cemetery Association.

The Annual meeting of the Winfield Cemetery Association was held in Winfield on Saturday evening, June 3rd. From the report read it appears that the Association is now for the first time out of debt and in a flourishing condition, so that all receipts hereafter will be employed in beautifying the grounds. There are about $200.00 due the association for lots sold, some of them four or five years ago, and not yet paid for. A resolution was passed to the effect that such of these lots as are not paid for in the next ninety days will be forfeited, and the bodies buried therein will be moved to the paupers' grounds.

The following named persons were elected a Board of Directors for the ensuing year.

R. E. Wallis, W. G. Graham, H. S. Silver, H. Brotherton, C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson,

J. H. Land, T. R. Bryan, and H. D. Gans. T. R. Bryan was elected President, H. Brotherton, Treasurer, and W. G. Graham, Secretary.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 13, 1882.

The case of Freylinger vs. Nolle tried before Justice Bonsall on last Monday resulted in a verdict for the defendant. Johnson & McDermott appeared for plaintiff and C. L. Swarts

for defendant.

Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.


Creditors and all other persons interested in the above named estate are here by notified that on Tuesday, the 7th day of November, 1882, the undersigned, Assignee of said Ellen F. Stump, will make application to the District Court of Cowley County, Kansas for an order discharging him from said trust. ALBERT P. JOHNSON, Assignee. [Sept. 2, 1882.]

Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.

Miss Theresa Goldsmith has been transferred from the first Intermediate department of the public school in the East Ward to the same department in the West Ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Ella Kelly. Mrs. A. P. Johnson takes the place of Miss Goldsmith in the East Ward.

McDermott and Johnson again move: Manning building over post office...

Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.

McDermott & Johnson have removed to the Manning building over the post office.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

A. P. Johnson was appointed guardian of Edward C. Hoyt.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

To A. P. Johnson was assigned T. P. Fulton of the El Dorado Democrat.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Where the Money Came From. The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.

A. P. Johnson gave $1.00.

Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

DIED. Mr. A. P. Johnson has a telegram from James McDermott, dated May 18th, stating that his wife, Mary, is dead. She has been ill and in a critical condition ever since they arrived in Kentucky last December. She leaves a baby 2½ months old.

Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.

BIRTH. Mr. A. P. Johnson is the happy dad of an eleven pound boy, born Wednesday morning. This tally belongs to the east ward.

Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.

Recap Divorce Petition: Mary A. Butler, Plaintiff, vs. Samuel E. Butler, Defendant, filed November 9, 1883. She wanted custody of minor children and alimony in the way of tracts of land. Her attorneys were McDermott & Johnson.

Winfield Courier, January 3, 1884.

The Baptist Church held its annual business meeting on Monday evening. The reports of the various affairs and societies, including the Sunday school, show that the year has been a prosperous one in most respects. There were 102 persons baptized during the year and quite a number received by letter, the total membership at present being 301. The following officers were elected for the next year: Church clerk, A. P. Johnson; church treasurer, C. A. Bliss; trustees, B. F. Wood, C. A. Bliss, L. B. Stone, H. E. Silliman, and John Tyner. Officers of the Sunday school: superintendent, John M. Prince; assistant superintendent, B. N. Wood; secretary, James McDermott; treasurer, John Tyner.

Winfield Courier, January 31, 1884. [Court Notes.]

Bliss & Wood brought action against the Water Company to have it restrained from taking water from their Mill pond. The demurrer was argued at last before the court last week, by McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff and Wade McDonald for defendant. On Monday the Court rendered judgment in favor of the plaintiffs. The Case will go to the Supreme Court.

Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.

J. Q. Benbrook, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, an old acquaintance of Messrs. S. Bard and A. P. Johnson, came in Friday and will locate permanently.


Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.

A Mass Temperance Convention, according to previous announcement, for the organization of the county for Temperance work, convened in the Baptist Church on last Friday at 11 o'clock, with a good representation from the different townships of the county. A temporary organization was effected with Rev. J. Cairns as chairman and Frank H. Greer secretary, and the following committees were appointed.

On permanent organization: Mrs. E. D. Garlick and Messrs. Capt. Stubblefield and N. J. Larkin.

On resolutions: Messrs. A. P. Johnson, D. C. Beach, and C. P. Graham.

On plan of work: Messrs. A. H. Limerick, R. O. Stearns, J. Cairns, D. C. Beach, and C. P. Graham.

The Convention then adjourned to 2 o'clock p.m.

At the afternoon session, after the opening exercises, verbal reports from various sections of the county were presented, giving very favorable showings of the status of prohibition and the increased interest which has been manifested in the Temperance work throughout the county.

The committee on permanent organization reported, recommending a continuance of temporary officers, with the addition of J. W. Millspaugh, vice president, and A. P. Johnson, treasurer, which report was adopted.

The committee on resolutions presented their report, which was discussed and adopted.


After miscellaneous addresses, the convention adjourned to 8 o'clock, when a forcible lecture on the Temperance question was given by Dr. W. R. Kirkwood.

The second day's session began at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, when assigned topics were taken up. The first subject, "The duty of the Christian in relation to Temperance Work," was introduced by Rev. J. H. Snyder, followed by remarks from M. V. B. Bennett.

"Temperance Work in Schools," was taken up by Prof. A. H. Limerick and was followed with remarks from Prof. Collins and others, when the following resolution presented by Mr. R. M. Tomlin was heartily adopted.

Resolved, That this Convention recommends to the school boards of Cowley County the introduction into the schools thereof, "The Boys and Girls' Temperance Text Book," by H. L. Reade, price 20 cents per copy, or $15 per hundred, published by J. N. Stearns, 58 Reade St., New York, and other suitable temperance literature."

The third topic, "Woman's Relation to the Temperance Reform," was discussed by Rev. C. P. Graham, when an adjournment to 2 o'clock at the Opera House, was had.

On convening the fifth session, the committee on plan of work reported the following, which was adopted.

We, your committee on "Plan of Work," after a brief conference, are of the opinion that nothing short of thorough and systematic organization can accomplish ends that are now essential to the furtherance of the Temperance movement, and in view of this, we would recommend the following plan.

1. That the county be divided into seven districts, as follows.

1st, or N. W. District: To include the townships of Maple, Rock, Richland, Ninnescah, and Fairview.

2nd, or N. E. District: To include the townships of Omnia, Harvey, Windsor, Silver Creek, and Sheridan.

3rd, or E. District: Dexter and Otter.

4th, or S. E. District: Spring Creek and Cedar.

5th, or S. W. District: Creswell, Bolton, and Silverdale.

6th, or W. District: Vernon, Walnut, Tisdale, and Liberty.

7th, or Central District: The City of Winfield.

2. That we organize this Convention in a permanent organization with a president, secretary, and treasurer, and a vice president in each district.

3. That the vice president of each district appoint one member in each township in his district to constitute district executive committee.

4. That president, secretary, and treasurer, together with vice president of each district, constitute an executive committee of county who shall have power to direct and control the work of County, and assign to each district such duties as may be necessary for the complete organization of county; the meetings of said committee to be held in the City of Winfield upon the call of the president and four members shall constitute a quorum.

The officers of the County Temperance Organization for the coming year were elected as follows. President, Rev. J. Cairns; Secretary, Frank H. Greer; Treasurer, A. P. Johnson; Corresponding Secretary, A. H. Limerick.

Vice presidents

First district, Rev. C. P. Graham.

Second district, Dr. Wilkins.

Third district, W. G. Seaver.

Fourth district, W. E. Ketcham.

Fifth district, S. B. Fleming.

Sixth district, J. W. Millspaugh.

Seventh district, S. S. Holloway.

Hon. M. V. B. Bennett, editor of the Kansas Prohibitionist, was then introduced and delivered an address. He also addressed a large audience in the Opera House Saturday night and in the Baptist Church Sunday night. Mr. Bennett is one of the most logical and eloquent speakers that has ever taken the rostrum in the interests of Temperance in Kansas, and his addresses were all highly appreciated. The convention was interesting throughout, and the thorough discussion of different topics relating to Temperance work was the means of creating new enthusiasm and formulating plans which will greatly increase the danger to violators of the prohibitory law.


Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.

The Republican convention of Cowley County met according to call at the Opera House in Winfield on Saturday, April 19, 1884, at 11 o'clock a.m.

I. H. Bonsall was chosen temporary chairman and T. J. Rude secretary. On motion the chair appointed the following committees.

On credentials: Z. Carlisle, S. Cure, L. B. Stone.

On permanent organization and Order of Business: E. A. Henthorn, J. D. Guthrie, A. P. Johnson.

On Resolutions: D. A. Millington, C. T. Atkinson, H. D. Gans, M. G. Troup, T. H. Soward.

Adjourned to 1 o'clock p.m.

Met according to adjournment. Committee on credentials reported as follows.


Winfield: A. P. Johnson, H. G. Norton, M. G. Troup, A. H. Jennings, J. W. Crane, W. R. McDonald, H. D. Gans, T. H. Soward, C. Trump, H. L. Wells, I. W. Randall, L. B. Stone,

D. A. Millington.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

The Baptist Sewing Circle of Arkansas City, this week, issued invitations to persons at Winfield and at home, to a social gathering to be held yesterday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation.

From the former were Rev. Cairns and wife; Mr. Johnson and wife; E. H. Bliss and wife; Mr. Hickok and wife; Mr. Gilbert and wife; Mr. Hunt and wife; Mr. Silliman and wife; Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Wait, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix; Misses C. Bliss and Tyner.

The following were from this city: Mr. Stacy Matlack and wife; Mr. Geo. Cunningham and wife; Mr. Wyckoff and wife; Mr. Allen Ayers and wife; Mr. H. P. Standley and wife; Mr. C. W. Coombs and wife; Mrs. Matlack, Mrs. Clevinger, Mrs. Klapf, Mrs. Landes, Mrs. C. T. Atkinson, Mrs. Loveland, Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. T. C. Bird, Mrs. C. C. Hollister, Mrs. B. Goff, Mrs. Cypher, Mrs. H. W. Stewart, Mrs. Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Chapin, Miss Blaine, Miss Fitch, Miss Anna Hunt, Miss Jennie Upton, Mrs. Lent, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Rev. Wood and wife. Twelve came from Winfield, in the bus, and the remainder in carriages. They expressed themselves as very much pleased with the appearance of our city. At one o'clock, a delicious "lap-a-mince," consisting of dessert, cake, and ice cream was served. The guests are under obligations to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder for a very enjoyable time. The receipts were about $25.00, which will be placed in the general fund for building the new Baptist Church in this city.

The editor of this paper regrets that school duties forbade his attendance, but trusts that dame fortune may yet be kind enough to grant him the acquaintance of so many clever and cultured people.

Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.

Sam Gilbert and wife, Mrs. Capt. Hunt, Mrs. A. P. Johnson, Mrs. Branham, and Mr. and Mrs. Hickok visited the Indian school in the Territory last week.

Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

We understand that Mr. A. P. Johnson, who was among the Baptist friends that visited our city last week, is a candidate for county attorney. Mr. Johnson is a pleasant gentleman, and made many friends while with us. He has always been a consistent Republican, and is a graduate of both the Arkansas State University and the law department of Ann Arbor University, Michigan. He has been a resident of our county for five years, and has practiced law at Winfield during that time. His chances seem good for the nomination, and if nominated there is no doubt of his election. We wish the gentleman success.

Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.

Wanted to rent, house of five or more rooms. Address or apply to A. P. Burtram care McDermott and Johnson.


Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.

The different District and Township vice-presidents of the County Temperance Organization are getting down to business and temperance meetings are being held in nearly every township in the county. Dr. S. Wilkins and F. S. Coons, vice president in Windsor Township, started the ball to rolling in eastern Cowley last Saturday evening with a rousing meeting at Cambridge. A. P. Johnson, of this city, was present and delivered one of his sound, practical addresses, followed by other speakers. Cambridge has many strong, aggressive men who are not afraid to assert themselves in favor of the right. Mr. Johnson also filled an appointment Sunday night at Sheridan Township, and much enthusiasm was exhibited. An organization was formed for the advancement of temperance sentiment in that township with ex-county Commissioner, E. I. Johnson, President. For true, enterprising men and women of principal, Sheridan is foremost.

Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.

T. H. Soward and A. P. Johnson addressed a large audience on the temperance question at the Walnut Valley church, in Rock Township, on Sunday evening.

Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.

A. P. Johnson, a prominent attorney at Winfield, was in the city Wednesday.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.

The announcement of Albert P. Johnson as a candidate for the office of county attorney appears in this issue. The gentleman is a member of the firm of McDermott & Johnson, attorneys of Winfield, and has been well and favorably known throughout the county for several years past. He is in every way qualified for the office, both by education and experience, is a staunch Republican, a temperance man, and in the event of his securing the nomination would be elected by the usual Republic majority, and would doubtless discharge the duties of the office with profit to the county and credit to himself.

ANNOUNCEMENTS. I am a candidate for county attorney, subject to the decision of the Republican county convention to be held at Winfield, Saturday, August 23.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884. Editorial Page.

[Note: I skipped this lengthy editorial relative to Albert P. Johnson running against Henry E. Asp in the Republican Primary for the position of Cowley County Attorney. It appears that people who wanted their liquor favored A. P. Johnson, a Prohibitionist, over Henry E. Asp, who was known to be a much more rigid Prohibitionist than Johnson.]

For some reason Mr. Johnson was not favored by the Winfield Courier.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1884.

Mr. A. P. Johnson bids fair to meet his death at the hands of his friends. Personal abuse will never win friends for any man's cause.


Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

Albert P. Johnson, candidate for County Attorney.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

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

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

The result was:

First Ward: Asp, 189; Johnson, 70.

Second Ward: Asp, 137; Johnson 58.

Totals: Asp, 326. Johnson, 128.

The delegates elected are:

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

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

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

Arkansas City Traveler, August 27, 1884.

Thos. McDonough, of Dexter, is the right kind of a Republican. Instructed to favor the nomination of Mr. Johnson, he did so, but at the same time pledged his earnest support to the nominee, whoever he might be.

Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

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

Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.

The Masonic order held an election of officers Tuesday evening. The following persons were elected for the ensuing year. A. P. Johnson, W. M.; F. C. Hunt, S. W.; S. L. Gilbert, J. W; W. G. Graham, Treasurer; L. D. Zenor, Secretary; E. P. Hickok, chaplain; John Arrowsmith, S. D.; J. S. Mann, J. D.; W. W. Limbocker, S. S.; W. A. Freeman, J. S.; H. H. Siverd, Tyler.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

CIVIL DOCKET. EIGHTH DAY. Belle R. Williams v. A. P. Johnson.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.

A. P. Johnson, of the hub, viewed the crowd on our streets Thursday.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.

Capt. S. C. Smith, Capt. J. S. Hunt, Capt. H. G. Johnson, Fred C. Hunt, and A. P. Johnson are in attendance upon the Grand Lodge of the Masonic order, at Emporia. Mrs. Capt. Hunt and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt accompanied their husbands as far as Peabody, for a visit with relatives.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.

Read & Robinson vs. Winfield Creamery. Trial by the court. This case occupied four or five days of last week. Hackney & Asp and McDonald & Webb were attorneys for the plaintiffs, and J. F. McMullen, M. G. Troup, and A. P. Johnson for the defendants: stockholders of the creamery. About twenty-four hundred dollars in claims were thrown out by the court and a judgment for four thousand dollars awarded the plaintiffs.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.

Messrs. J. S. Hunt, A. P. Johnson, F. C. Hunt, and H. G. Johnson represented Adelphia Lodge, No. 110 A. F. & A. M., of this city, at the Grand Lodge in Emporia last week. Capt. S. C. Smith was also present, as a visitor. Capt. Hunt was elected to one of the most important offices in the order, that of Custodian. The session was very harmonious and profitable. The next annual session of the Grand Lodge will be held at Topeka.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.

A. P. Johnson is spending this week at Red Bluff, a new town in Comanche County, in which he is interested and for whose company he is attorney.


Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.

From the Daily Courier we glean the proceedings of the mill of justice.

Court met Tuesday morning and went through a few cases. The term will last six weeks and the docket is quite heavy.

A. P. Johnson was appointed to act as County Attorney in the case of the State against D. P. Hurst, Mr. Asp being disqualified by reasons of his connections with the case before election.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.

The case of the Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Company against Peter Thompson and wife, which was taken up some time ago upon error, has been reversed by the Supreme Court and remanded for new trial. This case is rather peculiar. It was commenced in January, 1880, tried twice before Justice Kelly, three times in the District Court, and twice in the Supreme Court, and now it will go through the mill again. Let the good work go on, and cursed be he who first cries enough. S. D. Pryor is the attorney for the plaintiff and McDermott & Johnson for the defendant.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.

John D. Maurer, Administrator, estate of Jonas Maurer, deceased. Attorneys: McDermott & Johnson. Date: August 10, 1885.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.

A. F. & A. M. There will be a called communication of Adelphia Lodge on Tuesday evening, June 23rd, to perfect arrangements for celebrating St. John's day at the grove near Torrance, in accordance with an invitation from the Burden and Dexter Lodges. It is desired that all the members who can will attend. A. P. Johnson, W. M.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.

At first R. H. White, in the bastille charged with the brutal murder of his wife, Julia Ann, was undecided as to whether or not he would wave preliminary examination, and had the matter put off. When his brother came on, arrangements were made to get $600 for the defense. Then a preliminary hearing was instituted and began before Judge Snow yesterday, with County Attorney Asp prosecuting, and Jennings & Troup and McDermott & Johnson for the defense. No new facts have been introduced. The evidence is almost verbatim to that published from time to time in THE COURIER and which has become trite to the public. There was a difference in the testimony of Doctors Emerson and Graham, regarding the flat iron. Dr. Emerson thought the wound was undoubtedly produced by the iron, while Dr. Graham thought this very improbable. W. C. Allen, representative of Johnson County, who is visiting in this county, was introduced and testified as to the good character of White and his family when he knew them, a few years ago. The trial is still in progress and will not be decided before tomorrow. White waived the jury in his trial.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.

What seems to be the last chapter in the deepest and most damnable murder that ever stained the history of any community closed Thursday. Robert H. White, charged with the awful crime of having crushed in the skull of his wife with a flat iron or other instrument, languished in the county jail until ten days ago, undecided as to whether he would waive preliminary examination or not. His brother came out from Illinois and proffered $250 or more to his brother's defense. Jennings & Troup and McDermott & Johnson were secured as counsel and Tuesday afternoon the preliminary trial began. County Attorney Asp conducted the prosecution and Senator Jennings and A. P. Johnson the defense. The evidence presented was a repetition of that given at the coroner's inquest, which appeared in full in THE COURIER, and is perfectly known to all. The only new witnesses of importance were W. C. Allen, legislative representative of Johnson County, Illinois, who has been visiting friends in this county. He knew White and his family in Illinois, and testified to their good character. The evidence of J. H. Rendleman, father of Mrs. White, corroborated the statements as to the perfect felicity always existing between White and wife, and that White always had a terror for storms. He said that, on his place in Illinois, White had a cave where he always went in times of storm. His wife seldom went with him. Doctors Graham, Emerson, and Marsh differed as to the flat iron being the instrument of murder. Dr. Graham claimed it very improbable that the iron made the wound, while Doctors Emerson and Marsh were positive that it was used. Witnesses were also introduced to show that the blood on the victim's shoes was caused by one of the children's straw hats being picked up from the pool of blood at the head of the bed and thrown back under the table, lodging on the shoes. But Sheriff McIntire, Dr. Marsh, and others who examined the shoes the morning of the murder still maintained that the blood on the heel of each shoe was the print of a hand. The evidence clear through was the same as before, when summed up, and so well known that a resume is unnecessary. County Attorney Asp's opening and closing arguments occupied an hour and showed a careful study of the case. Every bearing was dwelt upon with ability and zeal. A. P. Johnson's speech occupied forty minutes and Senator Jennings spoke an hour and ten minutes. He brought out the theory that the simple lunatic who was found in that neighborhood a day or so afterward was the murderer. His own vicious habits had made him an imbecile and the likelihood of an attempt at outrage by him, as he passed by the door coming from the woods, was shown probable. But County Attorney Asp, in his closing argument, showed by the evidence of the shoe tracks around the house and the fact that no clue was found on her person by the physicians that would lead to the belief that any outrage had been attempted, was uncircumstantial.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

Albert Gilkey et ux to Albert P Johnson and James McDermott, lot 16 blk 148, Winfield: $700.

Protection, Comanche County, Town Company: Hickok, president; A. P. Johnson, vice president...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.

Winfield men have been largely instrumental in building up the "wild west." About half the western county towns have had some of our enterprising citizens connected with their founding. Their absence from here is only temporary, of course. The new world conquered, they always return. Speaking of the Protection, Comanche County, Town Company, the Echo says of Winfield men: "Prof. E. P. Hickok is president of the company and looks well to the interest and general welfare of the town. He takes special pride in and lends his influence to establish a progressive and moral community. He has had experience with newly settled counties in Kansas and well knows the true worth of a new country. The Prof. resides on his claim and rides back and forth night and morning on his thorough-bred horse. A. P. Johnson is vice-president. His residence at present is at Winfield, where he is engaged in the practice of law. It is to be hoped that he will see fit to reside here in the near future. Come out, Johnson, and Protection will boost you for Prosecuting Attorney after you prove up a claim and become one of our citizens. W. P. Gibson is treasurer and in his hands the cash of any enterprise would be safe, being a man of superior honor and financially responsible. Chas. W. Wright with the other officers compose the board of directors. Mr. Wright has filled responsible positions, is well educated, and has lots of good judgment to back it. When he decides a question, it is pretty apt to be a `right' decision."

Charley Wright will be recognized as the son of Dr. W. T. Wright, of this city, while Mr. Gibson is a Queen City denizen and owns property here.

A. P. Johnson purchases Headrick building on Short lots...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.

The J. P. Short landmarks were all sold Monday and will be moved off to make room for an imposing block, an honor to the city. A. P. Johnson bought the Headrick building, $87; the Harris & Clark office, $100; and the Bliss & Wood grain office, $51. A. H. Doane got the harness shop, $101; and H. G. Fuller got the little tin shed, $5. The buildings will likely be moved onto residence lots. Work on the bank and Short lots will commence at once. The Harter building will be moved over in Ninth avenue.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.

1869. Winfield Bank vs William A Hybarger, et al. J F McMullen for plaintiff; D C Beach, McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2026. Ada M Rice vs Lewis M Rice. W. P. Hackney, McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff; Jennings & Troup for defendant.

2032. Jeremiah Weakley vs Burton D Guinn et al. Jennings & Troup for plaintiff; McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2033. Frances M Mallett vs Burton B Guinn et al. Jennings & Troup for plaintiff; McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2034. Wesley Mallett vs Burton D Guinn et al. Jennings & Troup for plaintiff; McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2056. Wm Wilt and Martha Wilt vs The Mutual Benefit Life Ins. Co. et al. Leavitt, McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for defendant.

2096. Winfield Bank vs J B Nipp, Co. Treas. McDonald & Webb for plaintiff; Hackney & Asp, McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2100. S M Jarvis vs Elijah E Craine et al. A. J. Pyburn for plaintiff; McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2113. Justin Hollister vs Board of Co Com. McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff; Henry E. Asp for defendant.

2115. James Bruington vs Board of Co Com. McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff; Henry E. Asp for defendant.

2130. The City of Winfield vs J M Stayman. W. P. Hackney for plaintiff; McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2134. N M Persing et al vs Oscar Henderson et al. Saml. J. Day for plaintiff; McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2149. J A Kendall et al vs Lemuel Lafayette Wise et al. Dalton & Madden for plaintiff. McDermott & Johnson for defendant.

2166. Leonard Farr vs Archibald F McClaren et al. McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff.

2167. Amos I Allison vs Sylvester T Hocket. McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff.

2184. Ellen Riley [Riely] vs Theodore Fairclo et al. McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff.

2186. Levi Weimer vs Board County Commissioners. McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff. Henry E. Asp for defendant.

McDermott & Johnson move again: Ninth Avenue, next to Sol Fredrick's livery barn...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.

McDermott & Johnson have moved their law office to Ninth Avenue, next to Sol Fredrick's livery barn.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.

IN MEMORIAM. The following resolutions were passed by the First Baptist Sabbath school on the death of Peter E. Miller.

WHEREAS, God in his infinite wisdom has called one of our members, Peter E. Miller, to enter into the rest that remaineth for the people of God; and

WHEREAS, We recognize in Brother Miller an earnest christian, faithfully attending to the duties of this life according to the precepts and example of the Master, and when his work on earth was drawing to a close he expressed himself as ready and willing to depart and be with Christ, therefore be it

Resolved, 1st. That in the death of Peter E. Miller this school has lost one of its most faithful workers and whose young life exemplified the Christian Virtues. That while our loss is his gain, we will cherish the memory of him who was punctual in attendance, a help to his teachers, and whose conduct was such as to endear him to his classmates.

2nd. That we extend to the parents, brothers, and sisters of brother Miller our sympathy in their bereavement and bid them remember that they do not sorrow as those who have no hope, for in due season they will see him again.

3rd. That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes by the secretary and a copy be furnished to the family.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

Albert P Johnson et ux to H C McDorman, lots 3, 4, 2-33-6e: $550.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.


The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Walnut Valley Baptist Association.

The fifteenth annual gathering of the Walnut Valley Baptist Association assembled with the Baptist church of this city yesterday at 10:30 a.m. In the absence of the Moderator, Rev. W. F. Harper, of Wichita, was called to the chair; Rev. W. J. Sandefur, of Sunny Dale, clerk.

The annual sermon was preached by Rev. J. C. Post, of Wichita, from the text, 1st Cor. I-31.32. Subject, "God's purpose of restoring man from sin to holiness." Points made were 1st, Christ given to set aside the effects of the fall.

Among the things to be done for man is fit him for companionship with God

1st. He must be made wise. 2nd. He must be made righteous. 3rd. He must be sanctified. 4th. Redeemed. 5th. He will be glorified. The sermon was a timely and able effort, and was well received by the congregation.

The Chair appointed the following committee.

On enrollment: Rev. W. Bates, of El Dorado; Miller, of Augusta; and Bro. W. D. Bastow, Wellington.

On religious services: Pastor Reider and the Deacons of the Winfield church.

The moderator read the Constitution and Rules of order. The church letter of Winfield was read, after which the Association adjourned with prayer and benediction by D. W. Saunders.


Half hour devotional service, conducted by Bro. W. D. Bastow. The reading of letters were then taken up as follows.

Augusta: Pastor J. H. Citter; Arkansas City, Pastor F. Walker; El Dorado, Pastor, W. E. Bates; Bethel, Pastor F. W. White; Fairview, no pastor; Floral, Pastor C. B. Childs; Grand View, Pastor J. B. Conner; Kechi, Pastor W. L. Sandefur; Leon, Pastor J. S. Buckner. The reading of these letters was very encouraging. On motion of F. A. Brady, twenty brethren were invited to a seat in the body.

Following is a complete list of the delegates present.

Arkansas City: Rev. F. L. Walker, Mrs. Charlotte Pillsbury, Mrs. A. B. Gray, Mrs. Peed, and Mrs. F. L. Walker.

Augusta: Rev. J. H. Miller, E. W. and Mrs. Eva Jones.

Bethel: F. W. White and J. B. Robertson.

Douglass: Rev. Geo. M. Fortune, J. E. and Jas. Johnson, and Mrs. D. Shanks.

El Dorado: Rev. W. E. Bates and wife, J. Foutch, Mrs. M. Foutch, J. Karnahan, and Frank Green.

Burden: R. C. Childs, C. W. Ryan, and J. C. West.

Floral: T. W. Dicken, Lewis Stevens, F. M. Mundy, Rev. J. F. McEwan, and Rev. R. C. Audas.

Geuda Springs: A. D. Phelps and Mrs. Matilda Carter.

Grand View: Mrs. Mary D. Bruce.

Kechi: Rev. W. J. Sandefur and M. M. Smith.

Leon: J. S. Buckner.

Keighley: Rev. J. S. Buckner.

Mt. Olive: Rev. J. E. Williams.

Oxford: G. W. Humphreys and Mrs. Wilcox.

Pleasant Vale: Rev. J. M. Via, W. Mercer, M. U. Mercer, and J. M. Sample.

Pleasant Valley: Philip and Maggie Teter.

Pleasant View: Rev. W. J. Sandefur and wife.

Richland: Rev. James Hopkins.

Derby: S. H. Reynolds, W. D. Allen, and Mrs. R. C. Cutter.

Udall: Rev. F. A. Brady and wife, and D. D. Kellogg and wife.

Wellington: Rev. W. D. Sanders and wife, Miss Ada Hart, F. P. Neal, and W. D. Baston.

Wichita: Rev. W. F. Harper, Rev. J. C. Post, Mrs. W. F. Harper, Mrs. J. L. Dyer, J. T. Holmes and wife, Josie E. Reynolds, F. A. North, Mrs. Josie Stanley, and Mrs. E. C. Holloway.

Winfield: Rev. J. H. Reider and wife, B. F. Wood, M. L. Wortman, Mrs. J. S. Hunt, J. S. Warner, Mrs. Jno. Tyner, S. L. Gilbert, J. Stretch, Mrs. A. Silliman, A. P. Johnson, and H. J. Roderick.

Visitors: Rev. L. H. Holt, of the Western Baptist, Topeka; J. P. Ash, of the American Baptist Publishing Society; Z. W. Muma, Leon; Rev. J. G. Burgess, Dexter; Rev. W. W. Durham, Wellington; Miss Rhoda Denham, Topeka Woman's B H S; Mrs. A. S. Merrifield, Newton; Rev. F. M. Wadley, Utica, Missouri; Rev. Eli Poole, Adrian, Michigan; Rev. Ira H. Reece, Grenada; Rev. B. Kelly, Winfield; Rev. R. Atkinson, Ottawa; Prof. M. L. Ward, President of the Ottawa University.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.

Col. J. M. Johnson, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is here for a visit with his son, A. P. Johnson.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.

Col. J. M. Johnson, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is visiting his son, A. P. Johnson, of this city. He was Colonel of the First Arkansas Infantry and fought for the Union during the war, and is yet hale and hearty and looks but little older than A. P.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.


J C Fuller et al vs L B Stone et al, J F McMullen and McDermott & Johnson pros; Jos O'Hare and Hackney & Asp defense.

Winfield Bank vs William A Hybarger et al, J F McMullen pros; D C Beach, McDermott & Johnson and Hackney & Asp defense.

O M Stewart vs David A Merydith, McDonald & Webb pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.


Jeremiah Weakley vs Burton D Guinn et al, Jennings & Troup pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.

Francis M Mullett vs Burton D Guinn et al, Jennings & Troup pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.


Wesley Mallett vs Burton D Guinn et al, Jennings & Troup pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.

William Wilt et al vs The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., Leavitt and McDermott & Johnson pros; McDonald & Webb defense.


Winfield Bank vs J B Nipp Co. Treasurer et al, McDonald & Webb pros; Hackney & Asp and McDermott & Johnson defense.

Justin Hollister vs Board of Co. Commissioners, McDermott & Johnson pros; Hackney & Asp defense.

James Bruington vs Board of Co. Commissioners, McDermott & Johnson pros; Hackney & Asp defense.


The City of Winfield vs J M Stayman, Jos O'Hare pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.

N M Persing et al vs Oscar Henderson et al, Samuel Day and Hackney & Asp pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.

J H Kendall et al vs Lafayette Wise et al, Dalton & Madden pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.


Ellen Riley [Riely] vs Theodore Fairclo et al, McDermott & Johnson pros; Hackney & Asp defense.

118, 1296. Levi Weimer vs Board of Co. Commissioners. McDermott & Johnson pros; Hackney and Asp defense.


123, 2195. Plum Creek Stock Co. vs Joseph Tetrich et al, McDermott & Johnson pros.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.

Recap. McDermott & Johnson, Attorneys for Plaintiff, State of Kansas, in District Court, Robert O. Bradley, Plaintiff, against Emily M. Bradley, Defendant. Notification to Defendant that Plaintiff will take depositions of sundry witnesses to be used as evidence in his behalf in trial against Defendant in office of Geo. E. Towne, situated over the store of Montgomery & Talcot, at the corner of Dunkirk street and the Square, in the town of Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, New York, on Thursday, January 21, 1886.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.

E. T. Byers, of Baden's, is building a neat five room house on East 10th, near A. P. Johnson's.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.


27. 2032. Jeremiah Weakley vs Burton D Guinn et al, Jennings & Troup for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

28. 2033. Francis M Mallett vs Burton D Guinn et al, Jennings & Troup for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

29. 2034. Wesley Mallett vs Burton D Guinn et al, Jennings & Troup for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

33. 2056. William Wilt and Martha Wilt vs The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, C M Leavitt and McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff, McDonald & Webb for def.

45. 2096. Winfield Bank vs J B Nipp, County Treasurer, and G H McIntire, as Sheriff of Cowley County, Kansas, Hackney & Asp for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

54. 2134. N M Persing and Irena Persing vs Oscar Henderson and Henry Pryson, Samuel Day, Hackney & Asp for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

59. 2149. J A Kendall, Lemuel Boone, and John H all vs Lafayette Wise and Wilkins Wise, Dalton & Madden for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

61. 2152. The City of Winfield vs J C McMullen, Jos O'Hare for plaintiff, J F McMullen and McDermott & Johnson for def.

62. 2153. The City of Winfield vs J C McMullen, Jos O'Hare for plaintiff, J F McMullen and McDermott & Johnson for def.

73. 2184. Ellen Riley [Riely] vs Theodore Fairclo et al, McDermott & Johnson for plaintiff, Hackney & Asp for def.

77. 1473. Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co. vs Peter Thompson and M A Thompson, S D Pryor for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 5, 1887. From Monday's Daily.

A. P. Johnson, of the law firm of McDermott & Johnson, of Winfield, was in our city today. He informs us that Winfield has a veritable boom and was going to hang on to it like a drowning man to a straw. Mr. Johnson is a pleasant gentleman and a thorough Winfield man.



Amount of pledge $25.00

Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Johnson 25.00