April 6, 2001


Dear Bill,

I got the following E-mail from Justine Gengras, Alton, NH. She sent it to me on March 27, 2001, but I have not looked at my messages for some time. Her message follows.

Dear Mrs. Wortman,

I simply felt that I must drop you a line to tell you how much I appreciate your efforts in transcribing all the historic Winfield Courier newspapers and permitting them to be placed on the internet.

Recently, through sheer luck with an internet search engine, I tripped over my grandmother's "missing" parents in your on-line transcriptions of the Winfield Courier 1873-1885. I had searched for years in many western states, but never expected to find them in Kansas. The families are those of Rev. Samuel S. Holloway and the mysterious Mrs. S. B. Bruner. Their children, James F. Holloway and wife, Kate Porter, were my great-grandparents. Over time, I have read every Courier, delighting in each tidbit which provided data, local color, and insights into my dad's poorly known ancestral families.

Bill, I was able to hook up James F. Holloway and Kate Porter, daughter of the very mysterious Mrs. S. B. Bruner. That is the reason why I created two files. This project has really been a maze to unravel. Hope I was able to do so.

I have researched most of the Holloway names I found in the Winfield Courier. There was a Holloway listed in the Arkansas City Traveler and also the Courier, that I skipped. I do not feel that either one was related to Rev. Samuel S. Holloway.

I am most dubious that other Holloway families at Floral and Richland township were related to Rev. Holloway. Made some entries in regard to them however.

My main problem: Will Holloway. Was he or was he not a son of Rev. Holloway? That is the question that I cannot resolve.

The mysterious "Mrs. S. B. Bruner." There were numerous family names that popped up when it came to covering her. Her maiden name was Bascom. She had a brother who was killed by the Indians up north. She first married a Mr. Porter. She then married a Mr. Bruner. She had a sister in Winfield area: Mrs. J. J. Todd. She also had a niece in the area, Eugenia Ward, who married Ed. T. Johnson, son of Rev. S. B. Johnson, who had a lot of children. I was even able to tell about Rev. Adams, who married Jennie Holloway.

Amazing to see the interaction of some of the early families. There appeared to be many ministers and scholastics.




Winfield Courier, June 17, 1875.

Mr. Samuel S. Holloway, of Chillicothe, Illinois, who has been here with his son looking at the country, bought the farm of Mr. D. S. Brown's, on Badger Creek, for which he paid the sum of $2,000. Mr. Holloway expresses himself well pleased with our country. From what we have seen of Mr. Holloway, we hope he will locate with us with his family.

Winfield Courier, July 1, 1875.

D. S. Brown has bought the Jos. C. Roberts farm, and is not going to leave Cowley by any means. He sold his farm to Mr. Holloway, of Chillicothe, Illinois, for $2,000, and now pays $1,700 for one in the same school district. Tally one for Brown.

Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.

S. S. Holloway, with wife and daughter, took rooms at the Lagonda over Sunday. Mr. Holloway is the purchaser of the Brown farm, four miles east of town, that was mentioned a short time ago. The family seemed well pleased with their new home, and think that this is equally as pleasant a place to live in, as Chillicothe, their former home.

There is some confusion over the names of Holloway children.

An article below identifies Jennie, James, and Edwin...

Winfield Courier, October 28, 1875.

The following teachers were in attendance at the examination last Friday and Saturday.

E. W. Holloway, Winfield.

Miss Jennie Holloway, Winfield.

Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.

Mr. Holloway is making some fine improvements to his "valley farm," four miles east of town. An "addition," with a cost of paint over the entire house, and a stable and granaries are the noticeable ones.


Winfield Courier, December 9, 1875.

The Concert.

The concert given last Friday evening by the Winfield Musical Association for the benefit of their leader, Prof. Hoffman was a very creditable entertainment as well as a financial success. The Courthouse was crowded with a good humored audience. The performers did their "level best" to give satisfaction, and we believe they succeeded.

The choruses, songs, duets, and instrumental pieces were mostly from the best masters and well rendered. Several members of the association are very fine singers, but make no pretension to musical proficiency beyond what is met with in similar amateur organizations.

The initiatory performance of an "overture" by our Cornet Band was played by them in their usual clever manner. Prof. Hoffman's execution of the "Victoria March" made other than English hearts beat with delight.

To little Ida McMillen much praise is due for her rendition of "Carnival of Vienna." She performs sweetly on the piano. For the beautiful song, "No Tidings from over the Sea," we have to thank Miss Maggie Dever. A severe cold prevented the usual wide range of voice peculiar to her. Miss Ella Manly sang with much taste, "O, dear, the men are so Stupid," winning a rapturous encore from the elderly maids, men who have met their "fate," and mother-in-law in prospectus.

The "Passaic Waltz," a duet on the piano by Masters Richie and Harold Mansfield, was well done. For boys so young we think they perform excellently well.

OTHERS MENTIONED: T. J. Jones, Mr. Black, Gallotti, Dr. Mansfield, Mr. Swain, Jeanne and Edwin Holloway, Misses Stewart and Bryant, Jennie Holloway.

[Believe the paper goofed! Think it should state James, Edwin, and Jennie Holloway in above paragraph! MAW]

Winfield Courier, December 16, 1875.

On last Friday evening about forty of our "young folks," between the ages of eleven and sixty-three, donned their Sunday clothes and, behind numerous city equines, hied away to the Valley farm of Mr. S. S. Holloway, four miles east of town. The company was select, the air bracing, and the drive to and from delightful. While there they were entertained with some excellent instrumental and vocal music by Miss Jennie, Mr. James, and Edwin Holloway, and by games, songs, and social converse among themselves. The usual amount of brilliant repartee at the expense of the old bachelors was engaged in. At a late hour the company bade a reluctant "good night" to the kind host and hostess and the junior hostesses and returned to town feeling that "it was good to be there."

Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.

Some very laughable things occurred at the Christmas tree. First was the children's voting Mr. Platter out of his speech and then, when Ed. Holloway was presented with a baby and cradle; Baldwin, Pryor & Co. with a jug of "Grange bitters;" and lastly, when Saint received the jumping jack and six babies on a string, three white and three black ones.

Winfield Courier, March 30, 1876.


ADAMS - HOLLOWAY. On Tuesday morning, March 31st, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J. E. Platter, Rev. J. C. Adams of Highland, Kansas, to Miss Jennie Holloway of this place.

Though pleased to note this happy union, we are sorry in the same breath to have to chronicle the fact that they immediately departed for Mr. Adams' pastorate in another part of the State. Their many friends here wish them a life of usefulness and pleasure in the future.

Winfield Courier, May 25, 1876.

It is said that our young friend, Ed. Holloway, besides being an active clerk in the great Dry Goods store of J. B. Lynn & Co., is engaged in Horticultural pursuits. If he is as successful in this enterprise as his employers are in theirs, it won't be long until we'll expect an invitation to visit his several Homes.

Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.

MARRIED. On Sunday evening, August 27, 1876, at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev. J. C. Adams, Mr. James Holloway and Miss Kate Porter, both of this county. "No cards."

Another member of the Winfield Bazique club provided for. The COURIER joins with their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Holloway a long, happy, and prosperous life.

It is believed that H. W. Holloway, mentioned in next article, was a brother of James F. Holloway, and also a son of Rev. Samuel S. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.

Minutes of the Cowley County Teachers' Institute.

Agreeable to the call of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction, the teachers of Cowley County met in annual institute on Monday, Sept. 11th, at 9 o'clock a.m. On account of sickness in his family, Mr. Wilkinson was unable to attend, and the duty of conducting the Institute devolved on Prof. A. B. Lemmon.

The Institute organized by electing the following officers: President, Mr. D. M. Snow; Vice President, Mr. H. M. Bacon; Secretary, Miss M. A. Bryant. Messrs. Robinson, Bacon, and Millard, and Misses Cowles and Roberts were chosen a committee on query box.

The summary of the work done by the Institute during the four days session is as follows: Prof. Lemmon delivered a series of lectures on school management, taking up and developing plans for the organization and government of schools. In connection with these lectures, the teachers were led to take a part in the discussion of the theories and plans advocated by the lecturer. This exercise was heartily appreciated by all, and it is hoped it will lead our teachers to a more careful and thorough study of their work.

Mr. Robinson led the teachers in three interesting lessons in geography. A complete outline was made of the location of the valuable minerals of the globe, and another of the government of the different countries of the globe. Such lessons, in which the entire subject is spread upon the black-board at a single exercise, afford the most complete and thorough review of the topic that can be given in a short time. Cannot all our teachers make such lessons valuable in their schools? They are the best possible general reviews that can be made. At a single glance the entire subject is brought to the eyes and mind of the student.

Valuable reviews in arithmetic, English grammar, and United States history were conducted by different members of the school. Most of the exercises in U. S. History were conducted by Mr. Bacon, of Arkansas City. The leading topics in our country's history were assigned to different members of the Institute, and each took his place on the floor and elucidated the point that had been assigned to him, using the map and locating the place at which the events named occurred. In this manner everyone present had his own specified work to do, and at the same time got the benefit of studying that had been done by all the others.

The class in mental arithmetic was led by Mr. E. A. Millard in an interesting study of different plans for the analysis of problems.

Topics and problems in written arithmetic were suggested by Mr. Lemmon to different members of the institute, and in that manner all the leading principles of arithmetic were brought up in review. A short and practical rule for computing interest was developed and thoroughly analyzed.

Wirt W. Walton led the institute in an excellent exercise on the "surveyed divisions of public lands." He showed the different methods of survey that had been adopted at different times, and then proceeded to illustrate the simple and excellent plan in use in our country. By means of diagrams and maps placed upon the board, the meaning and use of base and meridian lines, the manner of numbering townships and the sections of the township, and many other points valuable to all.

An interesting lecture on the "science of government" was delivered by F. S. Jennings, Esq., of Winfield. After comparing our government with others and showing the excellencies of our own, he proceeded to examine the different departments of our government and to make a cursory, but very satisfactory analysis of the same.

Of the exercises in English grammar we note the treatment of the agreement of the pronoun with its antecedent, by Mr. H. W. Holloway, as being quite worthy of mention.

Miss Mall Roberts, late of Oskaloosa, Iowa, illustrated her manner of teaching primary reading by introducing a class of little folks and leading them step by step through the lesson. For a half hour she held the attention of the members of her class riveted to their work. Observing members of the Institute learned a lesson from her plans that will be of value to them in their school rooms.

A part of the last afternoon was spent in discussing the necessity of having literary exercises in schools, and methods employed to make them successful. Many of the teachers had a bit of experience to relate; some had succeeded, many had failed, but, at the conclusion, all determined to make a greater effort than ever before to make this work as thorough and useful as any of the class exercises.

Before the adjournment on Thursday, the following resolutions were adopted.

Resolved, That we, the members of the Teachers' Institute, held in Winfield, Kansas, from Sept. 11th to 14th, in token of our hearty appreciation of the untiring efforts of Profs. Lemmon and Robinson, in our behalf, hereby tender to them our hearty thanks, and extend to them our warmest congratulations for the marked success which has attended their efforts. The members of the Institute are further indebted to Messrs. Jennings and Walton for valuable assistance rendered.

Resolved, That a copy of the above be published in the papers of Cowley County.

In behalf of the Institute, E. WICKERSHAM, W. E. KETCHAM, H. M. BACON.

Friday evening at 8 o'clock the teachers and many of their friends in the city met at the courthouse for a social reunion. Every person present seemed a self-constituted committee of one to have a good time. Teachers, forgetting the times they endured during the last term of school, or the anxiety they feel over where they shall work next time, rubbed the wrinkles out of their foreheads and wreathed their faces in smiles; young attorneys put away all thoughts of injunctions, appeals, and bills of particulars, and went zealously in search of attachments; they came without demurrers or stays of proceedings; young merchants dropped the yard stick and scissors, forgot the price of a "new suit," quinine, spelling books and paregoric, and sought "bargains" of a different kind; young bankers and money-lenders quit thinking about checks, drafts, and mortgages, and their hilarity would lead one to think their consciences are not troubled by reflections on thirty-six percents, but that quite likely "they loaned out money gratis;" editors and politicians laid aside the "care of State," and took part in the general enjoyment. Thus closed a very successful session of the Cowley County Teachers' Institute. It was emphatically a session for work. Everyone had something to do and did it to the best of his ability. The influence of the Institute will be felt on the schools of the county during the coming year. MARY A. BRYANT, Secretary.

Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.

The Winfield Bazique club is scarcely able to raise a quorum. Simpson, Boyle, and Holloway, "the three graces," left us, and now we have to chronicle the departure of another important officer, whose name entitled him to all the privileges of a Saint.

Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.

By reference to the list published in another column, it will be seen that there only four "A" grade certificates issued at the recent examination. The lucky persons are Mr. Geo. Robinson, Misses Bryant, Wickersham, and Cowles. There were three first grades issued: H. M. Bacon, H. W. Holloway, and Miss Mall Roberts carrying them away easily. Fifty-seven second grades were issued, while six blanks were drawn by a half dozen unfortunates.

Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.

The following is a list of the teachers attending the Normal Institute, who secured certificates at the examination: Second grade certificates being valid six months, first grade one year, "A" grade two years.

SECOND GRADE: Emery J. Johnson, J. H. Edwards, Wm. E. Ketcham, J. C. Armstrong, Oscar J. Holroyd, O. J. Record, T. B. Kidney, Porter Wilson, R. R. Corson, M. L. Smith, J. T. Tarbet, Charles H. Eagin, E. W. Snow, M. D. Snow, Byron A. Snow, C. W. Dover, George Lee, J. K. Beckner, Frank A. Chapin, J. M. Hawthorn, T. P. Stevenson, W. E. Meredith, Mrs. Belle Seibert, Mrs. A. R. Hauser, Miss Fannie Skinner, Miss Sarah E. Davis, Miss Stella Burnett, Miss Laura Turner, Miss Anna O. Wright, Mis Veva Walton, Miss Georgia Christian, Miss Gertrude Davis, Miss Adelia DeMott, Miss Lizzie Conklin, Miss Sallie Rea, Miss M. J. Huff, Miss M. E. Lynn, Miss C. A. Winslow, Miss Lusetta Pyburn, Miss Helen Wright, Miss Anna Buck, Miss Mary E. Buck, Miss Kate L. Ward, Miss Emma Saint, Miss Mina C. Johnson, Miss Maggie Stansberry, Miss Kate Gilleland, Miss Rachel E. Nauman, Miss Kate Fitzgerald, Miss Mary I. Byard, Miss Jos. Roberts, Miss Lizzie Landis, Miss Amy Robertson, Miss Kate T. Hawkins, Miss Anna Mark, Miss Lucy Pedell, Miss Sarah Hollingsworth.

FIRST GRADE: H. M. Bacon, H. W. Holloway, Miss Mall Roberts.

"A" GRADE: Miss Xina Cowles, Miss Mary A. Bryant, Ella Wickersham, George Robinson.

Of the seventy teachers applying for certificates fifty-seven received second grade, three first grade, four "A" grade, and six failed.

First Mention: Mrs. S. B. Bruner.

Winfield Courier, October 12, 1876.

On invitation of Mr. and Mrs. James Holloway, several of our young folks spent last Thursday evening at the residence of Mrs. S. B. Bruner, five miles east of town. Excellent instrumental music was furnished by Mrs. Holloway and Miss Newman, on the piano, assisted by Ed. Holloway and Miss Hortie Holmes with that old fashioned, but always welcome instrument, the violin. Several sweet songs were sung by an impromptu choir, after which came refreshments, followed by a laughable "Deitcher" song by the inimitable Mr. Buckman. The evening passed very pleasantly to all.


Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.

E. S. C.,

Which means "Evening Star Club."

The above named social organization is just making its debut in Winfield's fashionable "upper-ten" society. The need of a similar association has long been felt in this community. "Hoodlum dances" have become the rule instead of the exception and are growing very monotonous. Social lines are now to be drawn, and a new order of things will soon take the place of the old breeches-in-boots regime. "Hoe-downs" and their concomitant evils will pass into oblivion, and the big nosed "caller" who used to sing out, as he buckled on to the red-haired girl himself, "Grab pardners for a quadrille!" will be a thing of the past. Kid gloves and waxed moustaches are not to take the place of all these old frontier familiarities, but a jolly, fun loving, respectable class of our citizens who have been reared in the higher walks of life, resume their position in the social scale, and propose to conduct these entertainments in a manner that will reflect credit upon the management and the city at large. The world moves and we must keep pace with the hour, socially, morally, and otherwise.

The charter members, so to speak, of the Club are Messrs. Frank Gallotti, Esq. Boyer, E. W. Holloway, T. K. Johnston, R. L. Walker, J. B. Lynn, W. P. Hackney, C. C. Black, J. O. Houx, and A. E. Baird, as they were its organizers. At their meeting on the 17th instant, the following constitution was read and adopted.

Constitution of the Evening Star Club

of the City of Winfield.

Art. 1. An association is constituted in the City of Winfield, Kansas, under the name of "The Evening Star Club."

Art. 2. The object of the Club is to give a series of Social Dances, and other entertainments as may be decided by the same.

Art. 3. The Club will have a regular meeting every fortnight, and a special meeting whenever deemed necessary by a majority of the board of trustees.

Art. 4. All business of the Club must be transacted at the regular meetings.

Art. 5. The administration of this Club will be conducted by a board of trustees, composed of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and three directors, to be elected by its members at a regular meeting.

Art. 6. A person wishing to become a member of this club must have his or her name proposed by one of the members at a regular meeting.

Art. 7. Every petitioner for membership shall be balloted for at a regular meeting.

Art. 8. To become a member of this Club, the petitioner must receive the unanimous vote of the members present at the balloting, must sign the constitution, and pay an admission fee of Two dollars, and a monthly fee in advance of one dollar.

Art. 9. A member in arrear of one month fee will have no voice in the regular or special meetings, and if in arrear of two month's fees, will lose his membership.

Art. 10. The duties of the officers of this Club, and the order of business to be transacted by the same, shall be regulated by bylaws drawn as soon as the club is constituted.

Art. 11. None but the members of the club will be admitted at the regular Dances given by the same unless non-resident.

Art. 12. A non-resident shall be admitted at the dances of this club only when supplied with an invitation.

Art. 13. All invitations must be signed by the board of Trustees.

Art. 14. This Club will be considered constituted when the constitution is signed by ten persons who will be charter members.

The election of officers following, W. P. Hackney was chosen president; J. B. Lynn vice president; A. E. Baird, treasurer; J. O. Houx, secretary, and T. K. Johnston, C. C. Black, and

F. Gallotti as directors.

Frank Gallotti was appointed a committee of one on bylaws. Balloting was then had on the following candidates, resulting in their election to full membership: J. Wade McDonald, James Hill, Bert Crapster, Wilbur Dever, O. M. Seward, Fred Hunt, and Chas. Harter. The Club met last evening but we have not learned what additional business it transacted. We wish the association unlimited success, in its hitherto unoccupied field.

Winfield Courier, October 26, 1876.

Mrs. James Holloway has been suffering from a severe attack of the diphtheria.

First reference to "Rev. Holloway." This would be Rev. Samuel S. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.

Mr. Moffitt, a son-in-law of Rev. Holloway, arrived last week and is sojourning with relatives in this vicinity.

Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.

An agreeable party of our young folks passed a pleasant evening at the country residence of Rev. Holloway last Saturday evening.

It appears that the second item below pertains to Benefit for M. E. Church...

Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.

The entertainment to be given tomorrow evening for the benefit of the M. E. church will be worthy of your patronage. Don't fail to go.

Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.

MESSRS. GALLOTTI, Pryor, Copeland, Roberts, Asp, Franklin, Baldwin, Geo. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ed. Holloway, Jennings, Buckman, and the writer, are on the popcorn committee.

LATER. Messrs. E. S. Torrance and O. M. Seward are on it too.

Winfield Courier, December 21, 1876.

The Concert,

Given by the M. E. Choir, last Friday night, was a very creditable entertainment. Owing to the extreme cold weather many were deterred from attending. The same cause, we might add, prevented the arrival of "The best talent in the Southwest." The songs, "Call John," sung by Mr. Buckman and Will and Ed Holloway, and the "Deitch Jintleman," by Mr. Buckman, were encored. The "Violin Duet" by the Misses Holmes and Ed Holloway was duly appreciated. Miss Jennie Holmes' "violin" proved to be a guitar though. As the "Choir," collectively and individually, have been often mentioned and heard here, we will not particularize but say that they each and all performed their respective parts well.

Winfield Courier, February 1, 1877.


By S. S. Holloway, four miles east of Winfield, on the Tisdale road, to trade a good wagon for livestock of any kind.

Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.

Will H. Holloway's school district 77, closed on the 23rd ult. Will has taught a good school for his district, and his patrons seem satisfied with the same.

Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.

School Report.

The school in district No. 77 opened on the 6th day of November last by Mr. Wm. Holloway, who conducted the school with credit to himself and also to the school.

On the first day the number of scholars enrolled were sixteen; on the 3rd day of December. The school was enlarged by the enrollment of seven new scholars, January 2nd by five more, and on the first day of February by three more, making a total enrollment of thirty-one. Reading, writing, spelling, mental and practical arithmetic, U. S. history, geography, grammar, algebra, physiology, and book-keeping were the studies pursued. Among the scholars deserving special mention are Philo. Clark, who improved more rapidly than any other; Justin Porter stood first in scholarship, Jodie Porter first in spelling, only missing three words during the term of four months, and Rolla Ray has the credit of best behavior. Prizes, consisting of books, were given each of these, by teacher, as a token of reward. During the term visits were received from R. C. Story, A. Ray, D. S. Brown, S. S. Holloway, and J. F. Holloway. Should parents and guardians show an interest by visiting the schools, it would greatly encourage both teacher and pupils and insure a better school. The school closed on the 23rd ult. A VISITOR.

Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877.


Attorneys vs. Businessmen.

That game of base ball on last Tuesday afternoon between the two nines, one of which was made up of attorneys exclusively and the other of businessmen, of this city, was decidedly an interesting one. The players, and a large crowd of spectators, assembled upon the ground, south of town, at [? failed to give time ?] o'clock p.m., soon after which the game commenced, with the attorneys in the field and the businessmen at the bat.

The first man called to the bat was Mr. Thos. Copeland, who made a fair hit, making a home run. Next came Geo. Robinson and A. C. Dickinson, both "fouled out." Fred Hunt then went to bat and by a fair hit made second base, where he was left by Sid Major being put out by a fly catch, and being the third man out, when the businessmen went into the field and the attorneys to the bat. Mr. L. J. Webb was the first attorney called to the bat and "fouled out." Mr. Buckman then followed with a fair hit and went to second base. Jno. Pryor went out on three strikes. A. H. Green then went to first base by a good hit, and Mr. Buckman at the same time making a score; Mr. Jennings went out on three strikes, being the third man out, put the side out, leaving Mr. Green on second base. The score was even at the end of the first inning, the businessmen gained five in the second, and the attorneys gained three in the third, leaving the businessmen only two ahead. The businessmen went seven more ahead in the fourth inning and sixteen in the fifth, leaving the score stand as will be seen below. The game was well played considering the fact that most of the players had not played a game of base ball for years and several of them never in their lives. Considerable interest was manifested in the game.

At the beginning of the fifth inning, Mr. Green withdrew from the attorneys, whose place was supplied by Will Holloway, and Geo. Robinson withdrew from the businessmen, whose place was supplied by Mr. Guinn, of Sheridan Township, who made during this inning the strongest hit made during the game and made a home run. O. M. Seward, of the attorneys, did excellent playing behind the bat. The game was called at the close of the fifth inning, at 5 o'clock p.m.; duration of the game 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Score given after article shows that Businessmen had 44 runs; Attorneys had 19 runs.

Players--Businessmen: Copeland, c.; Dickinson, p.; Hunt, F. C., s.s.; Robinson, 1st b.; Major, 2nd b.; Stuart, 3rd b.; Wallis, B. M., l. f.; Hunt, J. S., c. f.; Starwalt, r. f.


Players--Attorneys: Webb, 2nd b.; Buckman, p.; Pryor, J. D., 1st b.; Green, c. f.; Jennings, 3rd b.; Seward, c.; Asp, r. f.

Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.

Jim Holloway last Monday took the place of Bachelder in Lynn's store. Jim is a jolly, good, and sociable fellow, and we cannot help but think that Mr. Lynn could not have made a better selection.

Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.

Jim Holloway, Lynn's chief clerk, is living in the residence on 8th Avenue, east of Main street, formerly occupied by Mr. Bachelder.

Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.


Of the Philomatic Society for Friday evening, April 13, 1877.

1. Music, Ed. Holloway.

2. Reading minutes.

3. Election of officers.

4. Music, Mrs. Waldron.

5. Miscellaneous business.

6. Select reading, Miss Kate Millington.

7. Music, Mrs. J. Holloway.

8. Weekly paper, Miss Maggie Dever and Dr. Hare.

9. Music, Mrs. Waldron.

10. Essay, Ed. Holloway.

11. Music, Mrs. J. Holloway.

12. Contest reading, R. C. Story and Henry Asp. Contest to be decided by three judges to be appointed by the President.

13. Report of Committee on Programme.

14. Music, Ed. Holloway.

15. Adjournment.

All are invited.

C. M. WOOD, President.

EMMA SAINT, Secretary.

Do not believe the following Holloway related to Winfield family...

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1877.

Nephler, Holloway, Devering, and Lewis, four "boys of the road," have been resting at the Central for a few days. They represent wholesale houses in St. Louis, Kansas City, and


Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.

Our friend, Will Holloway, is occupying his time now with one of the county treasurer's pens.

Could there be two men. The following J. Holloway was in Richland township...

Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.


The republicans of Richland Township met in convention Oct. 27th, with D. C. Stevens, chairman, and S. W. Phoenix, secretary, when the following nominations were made.

Trustee, M. C. Headrick.

Treasurer, T. R. Carson.

Clerk, James Groom.

Constables, J. Holloway, T. D. Givler.

Road supervisors: District 1, F. Dickens; District 2, C. Stevens; District 3, J. H. Edwards; District 4, David Roberts.

The following named gentlemen were elected as township republican committee: D. C. Stevens, E. B. Stone, and J. R. Thompson.

The meeting was addressed by several citizens of the township and gentlemen from Winfield.

Mr. Allen, of the democratic county central committee, said that his party had refused to support Mr. Troup for county clerk, and that if his name appeared upon their ticket, it would be as an Independent candidate for the office. They did not want any regular republican in theirs.

Voted that the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Winfield COURIER.

Adjourned. D. C. STEVENS, Chairman.

S. W. PHOENIX, Secretary.

Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.

Winfield Socially.

The coming winter bids fair to be the most pleasant, socially, that Winfieldians have ever experienced. Many changes have taken place in the circle of young folks since the good old frontier days. New and attractive young ladies and gentlemen have settled amongst us, giving to Winfield an air of city life and gaiety when they meet "in convention assembled." The recent Thanksgiving ball was followed so closely by Miss Kate Millington's "dancing party," and both so largely attended, that the indications are that those "who look for pleasure can hope to find it here" this winter. The last mentioned party, to use a stereotyped expression, was a "brilliant success." Probably of all the gay and charming gatherings that have "tripped the fantastic," etc., in our city, this was the most pleasant. The music was excellent, the refreshments good, and the polite and attentive demeanor of the fair hostess most agreeable.

The following persons were fortunate enough to be present at this party: Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita; W. W. Walton, of Topeka; Herman Kiper, of Atchison; Fred C. Hunt, W. C. Walker, Bert Crapster, Ed. P. Greer, Charley Harter, J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Miss Ina Daniels, S. Suss, Josephine E. Mansfield, G. E. Walker, Mary McGaughy, M. B. Wallis, Fannie Wallis, Wilbur Dever, Maggie J. Dever, W. C. Root, Jennie Hahn, W. Gillelen, Mattie Coldwell, J. N. Harter, Carrie Olds, T. C. Copeland, Katie McGaughy, O. M. Seward, Nora Coldwell, Dr. Strong, Amie Bartlett.

Of course, they one and all enjoyed themselves; wished the occasion might be often repeated, and voted (in their minds at least) Miss Kate to be the most "social campaign organizer" in the city.

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.

Ed. Holloway will soon appear at the old stand behind the counters of Mr. S. Suss, where he will dispense clothing and dry goods to his many friends.

Winfield Courier, January 3, 1878.

We neglected to state that Treasurer Bryan, during the campaign which closed on the 20th ult., was assisted in his arduous labors by Will H. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.

Will Holloway has our thanks for the valuable statistics of amount of taxes collected for the several funds which appear in this issue.

Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.

The Methodist Sunday school will meet hereafter at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The first ringing of the bell will be at 2:30; the second at 3 o'clock. A song service of ten minutes (from 2:50 to 3) will be held every Sunday. As it was not convenient for us to continue our Sunday school service at 12:30, we have chosen this hour as the most convenient for all. We must cordially invite all persons, not already connected with the other schools, to join with us. We hope to make our school a pleasant and profitable place to spend an hour, and want it well filled with both old and young. We have an infant department, under the able supervision of Mrs. S. S. Holloway, which meets in the lecture room. This department already numbers fifty, but we have room for more and want our number in this department largely increased. We are trying to make our Sunday school such an auxiliary that the church will feel its influence and importance, and we ask the parents to see that they and the children are always there.


Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.

[Skipped School District Tax/Bond items in this issue submitted by H. W. Holloway, Deputy Treasurer.]

Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.

BIRTH. Will Holloway is not the young man to be behind any lawyer in trying to make Winfield a city of the second class. Another girl and Will thinks it beats everything.

Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.

DIED. Mrs. Lydia Moffitt, wife of John Moffitt and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Holloway, died at her residence in this city on the 6th inst. The funeral was largely attended on the 7th. The numerous relatives and friends of the deceased have the warm sympathies of this community.

[Some question over name: MOFFIT or MOFFITT.]

Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.

We are glad to see Ed. Holloway back in Suss' store after his severe sickness.

Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.

Mrs. Will. Holloway has gone east to visit her parents and Will. is left a lone widower.

Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.

Lost, on the 14th ult., in or going from the Presbyterian Church in this city, a lady's gold neck chain with a Maltese cross-charm. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at the store of Baird Bros. J. F. HOLLOWAY.

Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.

Will Holloway is assisting E. S. Bedilion in court duties this week.

Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.

Mrs. J. F. Holloway has been spending the past week in the country with her father-in-law, Mr. S. S. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.

Hon. Thomas Bryan made a flying visit to his big wheat field on Grouse Creek Thursday last. Will Holloway was deputy treasurer during the absence of Mr. Bryan.

The Great Storm.

Winfield Courier, June 20, 1878.

The storm of last week, Wednesday morning, came from the W.N.W. across the north part of Sumner County down the Ninnescah River, where it did a considerable damage. The center of the storm passed over Vernon, Winfield, Tisdale, Dexter, and Otter Townships in Cowley County in a general direction of E.S.E., and left the county in the vicinity of Cedarvale. It could not have been more than about fifteen miles wide and the track of the heaviest rainfall was scarcely more than half of that width. From all the circumstances taken together we conclude, it was a cyclone or rotary storm, of about seven or eight miles in diameter; that the rotation was not extremely rapid, and that the progress of the storm was very slow.

Our statement last week of the amount of waterfall was, we now think, exaggerated, and that twenty inches would be the extent.

DIED. But three lives were lost, namely: the two children of Mr. Frew at Beaver Creek and Mr. Bell at Badger Creek. The circumstances of the loss of the two children is thus described by Horatius in a communication of that day.

"This community was startled this morning by the news that two children of Mr. David M. Frew, aged respectively two months and three years, were swept away by the flood. Mr. Frew and family had retired for the night; and though conscious that a large amount of water was falling, he did not anticipate danger until his house moved. He immediately with his wife and two children attempted to escape from the floating building. In his exertions he slipped and fell in the water, losing his hold on the children, who were immediately swept away from him, and darkness prevailing, he was utterly unable to recover or find them. He barely succeeded in saving himself and wife. The grief-stricken parents have the heartfelt sympathies of the people in this vicinity."

The bodies of the drowned children have since been recovered. In the vicinity of Mr. Frew's was the residence of Dr. C. G. Holland, which stood on a knoll, surrounded by lower land. The water rose to the windows and the house moved partly from its foundations; but the doctor led a heavy horse and a cow into the house, which so weighted it down that it did not float away. The water subsided and the apprehensions of his neighbors were relieved.

The drowning of Mr. Bell is related in another place. There were two other men, whose names we did not get, who were camped near Mr. Bell at Chaffee's ford, on Badger. They were swept into the current; but held to the branches or brush until morning light, when they were relieved. Several animals were killed by lightning, including a valuable bull belonging to S. S. Holloway; a mare belonging to Mr. Bryson, and another belonging to Mr. Glass, of Dexter Township; and a horse belonging to Mr. Lucas, of Pleasant Valley.

All the streams and small creeks along the track of the storm were swollen suddenly and excessively, rising from twenty to thirty feet. Beaver, Walnut, Timber, Black Crook, Badger, Silver, Turkey, Plum, Grouse, and Crab Creeks overflowed their banks and swept away large quantities of wheat in the shock, and many hogs. Much damage was done by washing out corn and other crops. Potatoes and onions were washed out of the ground. Stone fences and stone corrals were swept away. We have succeeded in gathering the names of some of the


On Walnut: John Ireton lost 20 hogs and 30 acres of wheat; Mr. Craig and Mr. Clark lost each 30 acres of wheat; F. W. Schwantes lost his stone corral; M. Gessler lost 5 hogs.

On Timber: Thos. Youle lost 100 acres of wheat; Geo. Youle 10 acres; Daniel Knox 12 acres; Mrs. Rutherford 12 acres; J. F. Graham and M. V. Phillips 50 acres; Washburne 28 acres; Mentch 40 acres; Mrs. Cochran 30 acres; G. W. Yount 40 acres; John Parks 60 acres; S. A. Burger 14 acres; W. Cowan 40 acres. J. F. Graham lost 10 hogs; G. W. Yount 19 hogs; John Rhodes 1 horse and 10 acres of wheat; W. W. Limbocker 8 acres; J. W. Orr 20 acres; Mr. Keesey 10 acres; Bryant 10 acres.

On Black Crook: W. Dunn lost 60 acres of wheat; Joe Mack 20; others lost a considerable.

On Badger: J. H. Mounts lost 12 acres of wheat; S. W. Chase 20 acres; Robert Gardener 60 acres; McCullom 20 acres; A. B. Gardener 40 acres; W. Hill 40 acres; Eckles 10 acres. Much corn was washed out.

In Pleasant Valley: Jeffers had the roof of his house blown off.

The losses on Silver, Turkey, Plum, Grouse, and Crab Creeks have not been specially reported to us except as stated by the following from our DEXTER CORRESPONDENT.

"There has been a great flood in this vicinity, which has washed away a large amount of the wheat along Plum and Turkey Creeks and other tributaries of the Grouse. Mr. Clay, on Turkey Creek, lost 22 acres of wheat. Several others suffered severe losses of grain. Plum Creek did not suffer as much. Grouse Creek rose 16 feet at the Winfield crossing. Several head of hogs washed away. Mr. Axley lost his entire crop of wheat, and it is feared the damage to wheat will be great."

To sum up, we conclude that about 50,000 bushels of wheat have been washed away, and that the total damage to the county will reach at least $100,000. To many, their losses are of a serious character, being their sole dependence, and will occasion much distress.

Winfield Courier, June 20, 1878.

The recent storm is reported to have done very little damage to the farmers on Grouse.

Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.

BIRTH. HORTICULTURE. Mrs. Hortie has presented her husband, Mr. Ed. Holloway, with a ten pound boy.


Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.

Walnut Valley Fair Association.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, June 24, 1878.

Board met pursuant to adjournment at the office of Col. J. M. Alexander. Present: J. W. Millspaugh, President; Col. Alexander, Treasurer; E. E. Bacon, Secretary; and Messrs. E. P. Kinne and E. C. Manning, Directors.

Reading of the proceedings of last meeting was dispensed with.

The committee to prepare premium list submitted for consideration a printed list and recommended its adoption. It was then read, corrected, and adopted, whereupon the following named ladies and gentlemen were appointed superintendents of the various classes, to wit:

Class I - Horticulture - S. S. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.

S. S. Holloway proposes to become a citizen of this city.

Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.

A Great Sale of Valuable Stock and Other Property.

S. S. Holloway advertises to sell at his farm, 4 ½ miles east of town, on AUGUST FIRST, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m., a large lot of calves, Berkshire hogs, sows, and pigs, wagons, harness, harrows, tinware, crocks, plows, forks, chains, etc. The terms of sale are cash for sums under $30, and notes 12 months with bankable security for larger sums.

His stock is choice blooded, and the opportunity to procure such as is wanted in this county is an excellent one. Farmers wishing to obtain improved stock should be on hand.

Bills are posted giving a list of the property to be sold.

Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.

We neglected to mention the return of Mrs. Will Holloway from her visit to her parents. Her sister, Miss Thomas, accompanied her.

Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.

The "Cantata of the Seasons," under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Kessler, was repeated at the M. E. Church on Wednesday evening of last week with the same eclat which greeted its first appearance. Mrs. Kessler performed exquisitely on the piano, assisted by Mrs. Earnest and Prof. Farringer. The Roberts Bros. furnished string band music of the highest order, while the performance of the vocalists, Mesdames Kelly, Holloway, Buckman, Swain, Earnest; Misses Coldwell, Dever, Stewart, Bryant, Bliss; and Messrs. Roberts, Buckman, Holloway, Holloway, Bliss, Payson, Chamberlain, Harris, Richmond, Root, Evans, and Berkey were very fine indeed. The Cantata company will soon commence to rehearse "Queen Esther" with a view to inaugurate Manning's Hall, when completed, by the presentation of that beautiful cantata.

Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.

S. S. Holloway has the Wilson corn, which matures in ninety days after planting. It has been known to produce 180 bushels to the acre.

Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.

TO RENT. Twenty-five acres wheat ground, one-half mile from Winfield. Inquire immediately of E. W. HOLLOWAY.

Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.

J. Ex. Saint, Fred Hunt, Ed. Holloway, and Will Holloway left Monday morning for a trip to Harper County.

Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.

J. Ex Saint, Fred Hunt, J. F. Holloway, and Ed. Holloway have returned from Harper County. They recount various adventures: an account of which may appear next week.

Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Holloway celebrated the second anniversary of their wedding August 27th by inviting a number of the young folks of town to spend the evening with them.

Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.

First-class heavy farm and brood mare for sale on nine months' time by S. S. HOLLOWAY.

Winfield Courier, October 3, 1878.

S. S. Holloway is digging his second crop of potatoes, which were planted after the first crop for this year on same land was harvested. The second crop of potatoes are ripe and of good size.

Winfield Courier, October 10, 1878.

The Yellow Fever.

The concert given by the Odd Fellows for the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers was well attended notwithstanding the muddy condition of our streets on account of the recent rains. The concert was opened by the I. O. O. F., in regalia, and consisted of a short address by M. G. Troup, singing by Lodge, and prayer by J. W. Curns. Then came music by orchestra, followed by a quartette by Mr. and Mrs. Holloway, Miss Thomas, and Prof. Farringer. . . . OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Misses Dover and Hane, Mr. Wilkinson, Willie Farringer, Roberts Brothers, Misses Lillie Wilson, May Beach, and Mary Schofield. Net receipts were about $60, with $10 of expense, leaving about fifty dollars to be forwarded to the suffering South. The Odd Fellows deserve great credit in taking hold of this project with so much zeal. Mr. Hoenscheidt is especially deserving of credit for his labor in arranging and working up the matter, as is also Prof. Farringer for arranging the musical performances.

Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.

The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid Society meet this (Thursday) afternoon with Mrs. James Holloway, on South Millington street.

Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.

Mr. Paul, of Peoria County, Ill., in company with Mr. S. S. Holloway, called on us last Monday. Mr. Paul is looking up a location for several families, is well pleased with this county, and, with his friends, will probably become valuable acquisitions to our society.

Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.

Messrs. Will and Ed Holloway do the honors at Suss' clothing and dry goods house, and their well known popularity is making a large trade for their employer.

Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.

Wooden Wedding.

On Friday of last week invitations were issued by Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Holloway to their many friends requesting their company on Monday evening, Dec. 2nd, to assist in celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Accordingly at the appointed time about 25 couples of our bravest and best assembled at their residence on the corner of 11th Avenue and Wood Street, and proceeded to make merry. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements which enabled the guests to do justice to the ample refreshments provided by their kind hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Holloway, assisted by Miss W. Thomas, spared no pains to make the evening an enjoyable one. The party broke up at a late hour and all expressed themselves satisfied with their evenings entertainment. Some very pretty, elegant, and useful presents were received (although none were expected) of which the following is a partial list: Carved cigar holder, Geo. and Will Robinson; fancy table for flowers, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison; pair brackets, Mrs. Bruner and Mrs. Kate Holloway; brackets and match safe, Wilbur and Maggie Dever; card basket, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman; wooden sugar scoops, Dr. and Mrs. Emmerson; moulding board and match safe, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randal; wooden jewelry, Miss Minnie Bacon; spool box, J. F. Holloway; jumping jack, Justin Porter; tooth pick, O. M. Seward; child's rocking chair, Mr. John Moffitt; large rocking chair, Messrs. Speed, Clisbee, Harris, Seward, Suss, Root, and Baldwin. Mr. Holloway presented his wife with a handsome eight day clock and she returned the compliment by presenting him with an elegant clock shelf.

Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.

Spelling Bee.

A Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 1878, in District No. 77, at the Holloway schoolhouse. The citizens of Winfield and surrounding country are cordially invited to attend. R. A. O'NEIL, Teacher.



Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.

The Courier feels proud of its list of advertisers. No county newspaper in the state can boast a larger list or one made up of better, more honorable or more enterprising men. Here they are in alphabetical order.

SUSS, S., is a gentleman of very pleasing address, and very popular. He has a large and first-class dry goods and clothing house, where he pleases his customers with a large stock and low prices. Here you will find the popular salesmen, Ed. and Will Holloway, and it is a pleasure to be served by them. This house is destined to remain one of our leading institutions.


Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.


Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.

At a regular meeting of Winfield Lodge No. 479, K. of H., on Monday evening, January 6th, the following officers were installed for the present term by W. G. Graham, G. D. of the State: G. W. Robinson, P. D.; T. R. Bryan, D.; W. O. Johnson, V. D.; David Berkey, A. D.; Hiram Brotherton, Guide; E. W. Holloway, R.; W. C. Robinson, Treas.; A. Howland, F. R.; H. D. Gans, Chaplain; J. F. Snyder, G.; S. H. Myton, S. This lodge is in a prosperous condition, having forty-two members, with many applications for membership.

Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.

Mr. J. F. Holloway has built for himself a neat little residence on South Loomis Street.

Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.

Will Holloway is keeping books for Gilbert & Jarvis.

Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.


S. Mott to J. M. Holloway, lot 22, blk 132, Arkansas City. $15.


Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.

At a meeting of the directors of the Walnut Valley Fair Association, at the office of Col. Alexander, last Thursday, it was decided to hold the fair October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The following appointments were made:


I. S. S. Holloway.


Winfield Courier, September 25, 1879 - Front Page.

SALT CITY, Ks., Sept. 15, 1879.

One of Winfield's men is to be a fixture in our town within a few days, as Mr. Royal is getting his house ready for Mr. Holloway's groceries. RUDY.

[Salt City later became Geuda Springs, Kansas.]



Winfield Courier, October 9, 1879.

Last Saturday ended the most successful fair ever held in Cowley County. The display, especially of blooded stock, was large, and shows that our people are awake to the advantage of well-bred over common scrub stock. We hope this may result in rooting out the old scrubby breeds that are so numerous at present.


The competition for premiums in this department was very lively. The display was so large and the different crosses so near alike, that it was difficult for the judges to decide which was better than the other.

The exhibit of Mr. S. S. Holloway, of Berkshire and Poland China, crossed, was very fine, and received much notice. He has taken great pains in the selection and crosses of the different breeds, and has a good lot of hogs.

The thoroughbred Poland China boar, owned by Mr. Wood, carried a whole tail full of blue ribbons, and was a magnificent hog.

Mr. N. F. Wright exhibited several of his thoroughbred Berkshire hogs, which were considered the finest lot there. One boar, 11 months old, and weighing 300 pounds, with not enough hair on his skin to make a tooth brush, attracted as much attention as any hog on the grounds, hardly excepting the 1010 pound hog belonging to Mr. W. J. Hodges.

Mr. C. C. Pierce also exhibited several of his fine Poland China hogs, of which breed he has the best in the county.

Winfield Courier, October 30, 1879.

Mr. J. F. Holloway was over from Salt City last Sunday. He reports business lively at that place and the farmers feeling jubilant over the prospect of good prices for their wheat.

Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.

On last Monday evening, Dec. 1st, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holloway entertained their many friends at their pleasant residence in South Winfield, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Holloway. A most delightful evening was spent in dancing, social converse, and in partaking of the various good things prepared by their kind hostess. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Root, Mrs. C. J. Adams; Misses Coldwell, Meech, Holmes, McCoy and Millington; Messrs. Harris, Robinson, Goldsmith, Seward, Bahntge, and Suss. All united in wishing Mrs. Holloway many happy returns of this most pleasant birthday.



Winfield Courier, December 11, 1879.

The following is a report of the Floral schools for the month ending Nov. 28, 1879.


Number enrolled, 37; total days of attendance, 618; average daily attendance, 32.8; number neither absent nor tardy, 32. The following are the names of those who averaged 90 percent, in scholarship, attendance, and deportment: Lurena Hart, Ida Hedrick, Anna Jarvis, Willie Holloway, Edie Stone, Willie Dahlgran, Effie Jarvis. HATTIE McKINLEY, Teacher.



Winfield Courier, January 15, 1880.

Mr. Holloway has worked up a good trade and is selling good goods at fair prices.

Winfield Courier, January 15, 1880.

We are informed that Ed. Holloway and Ed. Lemmon have gone to Salt City to run Baird Bros.' store in that place. They are bright, active, reliable young men.


Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.

On January 17th, the ladies who met for the purpose of organizing a public reading room and library, received reports from the four ward committees who had been canvassing the city.

The city had obtained 63 lady members at $3 per year and received $175.00 in books, $77.75 in cash, 10 papers (daily, etc.), 1 clock and bracket, 2 window shades, and several pictures. The southwest ward has been but partially canvassed.

A committee on constitution was appointed, consisting of Mrs. Van Doren, Mrs. Dr. Davis, Mrs. Wallis, Mrs. Trimble, and Mrs. Holloway. This committee is to report at next meeting.

Mrs. Earnest, Mrs. Hickok and Mr. Beach were made a committee on procuring a suitable room, to report at next meeting.

Meeting adjourned to meet at 4 p.m., Jan. 22nd, at the Baptist church.

Everybody interested in this important enterprise is earnestly requested to be present at this meeting. MARY A. BRYANT, Sec'y pro tem.

Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.

We see by the Kingman papers that Holloway & Moffatt have opened a grocery store at that place. This must be a Winfield enterprise as the names are synonymous with those of two of our leading citizens. [Believe item should state "Moffitt" instead of Moffatt.]


Winfield Courier, April 1, 1880.

The temperance convention met in Manning's Hall last Friday. R. C. Story was elected president; A. Limerick and J. E. Platter, vice presidents; J. S. Allen, secretary. A committee on Plan of Operations was appointed, and reported in favor of a Campaign Committee of seven members, who should superintend the canvass of the county for the prohibition amendment. The following gentlemen were appointed as such committee: James McDermott, chairman; R. C. Story, secretary; H. S. Silver, treasurer; J. W. Millspaugh, W. D. Mowry, S. S. Holloway, and J. S. Allen.

Saturday afternoon and evening the Opera House was crowded to its utmost capacity to listen to speeches from Gov. St. John. In the evening it was almost impossible to get standing room and the enthusiasm was immense. The Governor's speech was a sound, logical, and eloquent appeal for sobriety, and law and order.

The results of this convention have been highly satisfactory to the temperance workers, and the interest manifested shows that Cowley is awake to the importance of the amendment, and will roll up a large majority for it in November. . . .

Winfield Courier, June 3, 1880.

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

Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.

Will Holloway came over from Howard last week.


Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.

TISDALE, July 25, 1880.

EDS. COURIER: An article appeared in the Monitor, of July 20th, under the head of "Query" and signed "Justice," purporting to be from Tisdale, in which the Rev. S. S. Holloway was grossly misrepresented, and by the editor maliciously assaulted. I, with your kind permission, beg leave to reply through the COURIER to the unprovoked attack.

I, with many others, some of whose names will be found below to corroborate my statement, were present at a temperance meeting called at Tisdale, July 17th, at which time and place Mr. Holloway made the remarks referred to by "Justice," who states that Mr. Holloway said that he is opposed to Mr. Asp for two reasons: First, because Mr. Asp is opposed to the amendment; Second, because Mr. Asp was in favor of the nomination of Mr. Hackney. Now in justice to Mr. Holloway, whom I highly esteem for his many excellent traits of character, I will just say that he made no such statements. The only allusion he made to Mr. Asp whatever was in expressing his regret that Mr. Asp was not present at the meeting as was anticipated, saying that he understood Mr. Asp was for the amendment and he wanted to hear him define his exact position on the temperance question. The gentleman that wrote the article either was not present at the meeting or his listening apparatus was out of repair. Every reading man knows that Mr. Asp is in favor of the amendment; therefore, it is unreasonable to say that Mr. Holloway was ignorant of the fact. Yet it seems the writer was not positive on the subject.

In conclusion, I would advise Mr. Justice to never resort to injustice in order to carry out some petty motive. As to the remarks of Mr. Conklin, nothing better could be expected as it is habitual with him to abuse and vilify every individual that does not cringe to his ideas, whether fanatical or otherwise. FAIRPLAY.

We, the undersigned, being present at the time above mentioned and distinctly hearing the address delivered by the Rev. Mr. Holloway, do emphatically endorse the above statement as being true in every particular.



Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.

A large party of young folks consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Misses May Roland, Nettie McCoy, Sarah Hodges, Kate Millington, and Miss Westgate, and Messrs. Will Robinson, Will Wilson, Roland Conklin, Fred Hunt, and W. A. Smith made Salt City lively by their presence the other day. Some of the party took dinner with Mrs. Holloway, and the rest repaired to the beautiful grove east of the town, and partook of a picnic dinner, thus spending a very pleasant day. Salt City is fast becoming a very popular resort; there were between twenty and twenty-five teams there Sunday, from Winfield, Wellington, and Oxford.

Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.

Miss Nettie Porter and Miss Jessie Millington spent several days of last week at Salt City, guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Holloway. They report Salt City in a flourishing condition and the baths as invigorating and refreshing.

Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.

Ed Holloway has been spending a few days in the city, but has returned to Howard.

Items re meeting in Chicago, which I believe applies to the article following it.

Winfield Courier, July 22, 1880.

We are in receipt of an invitation to attend the grand reception to be given in Chicago, in August, by the Knights Templar. This will be one of the grandest displays Chicago has ever seen. It is thought that over fifty thousand knights will be present on that occasion.

Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.

Winfield is partly depopulated by the great exodus to the Knight Templars triennial reunion in Chicago. Last Saturday and Sunday the trains were loaded with excursionists, many of whom were taking this opportunity to visit friends in the east with the excursion rates for fares. A great many went from here whose names have not been given us, but the following are some that we know of: Dr. W. G. Graham and wife, Capt. S. C. Smith, E. P. Kinne, J. E. Conklin, Capt. James McDermott, Rev. J. Cairns and wife, Rev. J. A. Hyden and wife, J. D. Pryor, R. D. Jillson and daughter, Mrs. D. A. and Miss Jessie Millington. C. C. Black and wife, J. W. Johnson and daughter, J. P. M. Butler and wife, Miss Jennie Melville, G. H. Buckman, J. C. and Miss Ioa Roberts, Will Baird and wife, Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Jacob Nixon and wife, J. S. Hunt, and T. R. Bryan.

Winfield Courier, September 23, 1880.

Most of our Chicago excursionists and visitors to the east have returned and are generally much improved in health and spirits, having had "a good time." Mrs. Sykes and children, Mrs. Millington and Jessie, Mr. Cairns and wife, Mrs. Beach, Mrs. Kretsinger, Mrs. Holloway, and Mr. Fitzgerald are some of the returning wanderers that we know of.

Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.

Mr. S. S. Holloway has moved into the city, having rented his farm in Tisdale township.

Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.

The funeral of Jose, infant child of J. F. and Kate Holloway, will be attended today, Thursday, at 11 o'clock a.m., at the residence of Mr. S. S. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.

The St. John Battery has elected Ed. Haight captain, and Messrs. Burroughs, Hoenscheidt, Holloway, and Andrews, lieutenants.


Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.

A meeting was held in the council rooms last Thursday evening to consider means for temporary assistance to those in want in our city.

John B. Lynn was made chairman, and James Kelly, secretary.

By a vote of the meeting the city was divided into four wards by Main street and Ninth avenue, and committees were constituted as follows.

Northeast ward: Mesdames T. R. Bryan, Dr. Graham, and Rev. J. Cairns.

Northwest ward: Mesdames McDonald, McMullen, and Miss Service.

Southwest ward: Mesdames Spotswood and Jillson, and Miss Mary R. Stewart.

Southeast ward: Mesdames Hickock, Silver, and Swain.

Committees to solicit contributions were appointed as follows.

Northeast: Mesdames Holloway, Linticum, and Troup.

Northwest: Mesdames Short and Dr. Davis and Mayor Lynn.

Southwest: Mesdames Earnest and Landers, and Mr. R. D. Jillson.

Southeast: Mrs. Rigby, Miss L. Graham, and Mr. W. A. Freeman.

Lynn & Loose tendered their front basement for a storage room for the committees.

The committees were requested to meet in the council rooms on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 2:30 p.m. to form plans of operation.


Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.

The Rev. J. A. Hyden invited to dinner on Tuesday last all the old men in the vicinity. Quite a gay party met and did full justice to the magnificent tables loaded down with turkeys, hams, cakes, pies, coffee, and the many et ceteras, got up in the best order and with the best taste.

During and after dinner the guests and host entertained each other with many pleasant stories and reminiscences of the past. Mrs. Hyden and her sons and daughters furnished charming music. Mr. Hyden made a short and very entertaining address, and the guests made short speeches of sentiment and thanks.

Charley Black appeared rather old and J. E. Conklin next. We did not succeed in getting their ages nor that of the COURIER man. We obtained notes concerning others as follows.

S. S. Holloway was born in Loudon County, Virginia, June 27, 1820, went to Belmont County, Ohio, in 1826; married there in 1846 to Miss Mary R. Weitzel; he was a Quaker, she a Presbyterian. The combination produced two good Methodists. Came to Cowley County in 1875.

J. W. Pugsley was born in Athens County, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1828; lived in Ohio 27 years and in Illinois 25 years, and arrived in this county June 4, 1880.

William Kelly, born in Ireland, June 15, 1820, came to America June 2, 1847, to Ohio in 1849, to Indiana in 1852, and to Cowley County, Kansas, in October, 1871.

Daniel W. Bliss, born at Saratoga, New York, April 28, 1822; went to Wisconsin in 1854, to Iowa in 1868, and to this county in 1876.

William Greenlee, born in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, August 3, 1816; went to Ohio in 1861, to Illinois in 1871, and came to Cowley in 1874.

John M. Alexander, born in Cortland Co., New York, Dec. 6, 1822; went to Pennsylvania in 1840, and to Kansas in 1854; came to Cowley County in July, 1870.

John T. Quarles, born in Pulaski Co., Kentucky, May 11, 1818; came to Kansas in 1855, and to Cowley in 1873.

D. V. Cole, born in Greene Co., Kentucky, June 23, 1824; went to Iowa in 1832, and came to Cowley Co., Kansas, in 1878.

Jacob T. Hackney, born in Pike Co., Ohio, Sept. 20, 1816; went to Indiana in 1825, to Illinois in 1828, and came to this county often during the last five years, but came to stay in March, 1880.

Samuel Ingham, born in Oneida Co., New York, April 29, 1814; went to Michigan in 1860, and came to this county in October, 1878. [COULD BE 1873...HARD TO READ.]

Francis D. Stebbins, born in Onondaga Co., New York, April 3, 1821; came to Cowley Co., Kansas, Feb. 24, 1880.

Leland Daggett, born in Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, Nov. 12, 1808; lived in New York state five years, in Illinois 36 years, and in Missouri 6 years, and came to this county in 1870.

James Call, born in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, in 1796; lived in Canada until 1856, in Iowa until April, 1879, when he came to Cowley County. He is 84 and the oldest man present.

John C. McNeil, born in Washington Co., Virginia, May 16, 1814; lived in Ohio until 1842, then Indiana until 1878, when he came to Cowley County.

J. A. Hyden, born in Roane Co., Tennessee, May 19, 1830, and lived in that State until he moved to Kansas in 1877; came to Cowley in March, 1878.

We did not interview Will Hyden because we thought it would be delicate about telling his age, but will say that he was a gentleman in his attentions to his guests.

After music, an invocation and the doxology, the party dispersed with the warmest feelings for Mr. and Mrs. Hyden.

Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.

Rev. C. J. Adams and his wife are visiting in Winfield and vicinity among their friends. It will be recollected that she is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Holloway.

Willie Holloway becomes more and more confusing! Have no idea who he was related to...further, it appears from the following article there were two of them.


Winfield Courier, January 13, 1881.

The following is a report of the Floral schools for the months ending December 24th, 1880.


Number enrolled, 35; number of days of attendance, 607; average daily attendance, 30.85. Those having an average of 90 percent, and upwards, in scholarship and deportment were: Brilla Read, 91; Mary Dalgram, 97; Oliver Craig, 90; Curtis Wright, 91; Etna Dalgram, 99; Helen Wright, 97; James Cottingham, 97; Harry Blair, 93; Mary Mount, 91; Maggie Wright, 96; Johnnie Thirsk, 91; Lewis Dalgram, 92.

Those perfect in deportment were Brilla Read, Mary Dalgram, Etna Dalgram, Helen Wright, James Cottingham, Mary Mount, Harry Blair, Maggie Wright, Willie Holloway, Frank Miller, and Lewis Dalgram. T. J. FLOYD, TEACHER.


Number enrolled, 43, number of days of attendance, 604, average daily attendance, 33.2.

Those having an average of 80 percent, and upwards, in scholarship and deportment were: Carrie Wright; Mattie Howard; Willie Dalgram; Luther Read; Edith Stone

Those perfect in deportment: Cathie Anderson, Willie Holloway, Rollie Dicken, David Stone, Robert Holloway, and Edith Stone.




Winfield Courier, February 3, 1881.

The Richland primary was held at the Richland schoolhouse on Tuesday, January 25th, at 2 o'clock p.m.

Mr. D. C. Stephens was chosen chairman, and L. C. Brown, secretary. After which the following township officers were nominated.

Trustee: H. J. Sanford.

Clerk: J. W. Miller.

Treasurer: L. B. Stone.

Justice of the Peace, North Richland: N. J. Larkin.

Justice of the Peace, South Richland: D. C. Stephens.

Constables: T. D. Givler and S. H. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, April 28, 1881.

A good time was had at Arkansas City at the Creswell township Sunday school convention. Rev. S. S. Holloway and Superintendent Storey, of Winfield, were in attendance.


Winfield Courier, June 9, 1881.

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

1. We appoint the ministers of Winfield to secure speakers.

2. We invite the Mayor and city council of Winfield, the militia of the city, and the soldiers of the late war to join with us to make a big day for Winfield and the county.

3. We appoint Jo. O. Johnson, T. B. Myers, and A. P. Johnson to secure the services of the city band.

4. We appoint J. L. Horning, G. T. Manser, H. S. Silver, E. P. Hickok, D. L. Kretsinger, N. T. Snyder, and Albert Doane to obtain funds to defray the expenses of the celebration and have control of the fire works.

5. W. O. Johnson and the vice president of the Sunday school association of Winfield will act as marshals for the city Sunday schools.

6. We appoint Mrs. J. E. Platter, Mrs. Holloway, and Mrs. Trimble as a committee to select 38 ladies to ride in the procession and to represent the different states of the Union, and to select the same number of young men as their assistants, the whole number to ride in double file, two ladies in front, and then two gentlemen, and so on in this order.

7. We appoint Mrs. Caton and Miss Melville to select and drill a company of boys to march in uniform with appropriate banners as the Cold water army.

8. We appoint Mrs. E. P. Hickok to select five little girls from each Sunday school in the city, to march in procession as a representation of Kansas Past and Present.

9. We appoint G. H. Buckman as chairman to select and drill singers for the occasion.

10. We appoint Mr. Blair chorister to drill the Sunday school children and to select such assistants as he may desire.

11. We appoint Samuel Davis to read the declaration of Independence.

12. We appoint A. H. Green marshal of the day with power to select his own assistants.

13. We request the Vice Presidents of Sunday school districts, and of each township, and the several Superintendents of the schools to get out their entire forces and all others who will take part with them.

14. We request the District Vice President to march at the head of the district organization and the Vice President of each township at the head of his township organization.

15. We request all the delegations to be in the city by 10 a.m. sharp, and the Vice Presidents to report their arrival to County Superintendent S. S. Holloway, and form into line under his direction.

16. The order and line of march will in due time be reported.

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Chairman Committee

A. C. JOHNSON, Secretary


Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.

RECAP: Celebration under management and control of the County Sunday School Association. Five minutes to be given each district Sunday school vice president to represent his district. Outlined obtaining services of the Winfield Coronet band. Outlined 38 men and 38 men to ride in procession on horseback with appropriate costume to represent the 38 states. Thirty little boys in costume under the management of Miss Melville and Mrs. Caton to march as representatives of "The Cold Water Army."

Fifty little girls from the different Sunday schools of Winfield, under the management of Mr. Hickok, to be appropriate dressed with mottoes, badges, banners, etc., to ride in a wagon drawn by four horses as representatives of Kansas Past and Kansas Present.

Further, 200 or more of the little ones from the infant classes of Winfield Sunday schools, under the control of their different teachers, to ride in wagons with banners and badges to represent the "Army of the little innocents of Cowley County."

Best singers, under management of G. H. Buckman, to sing patriotic songs. Also, little Sunday School children, under management of Mr. Bair, assisted by Mr. Jewell and Miss McDonald, to sing for the people.

Declaration of Independence to be read by Samuel Davis [a promising young man of Winfield, just home from college].

Procession to include mayor, city council, county officers, newspaper editors, city/county church ministers, County Sunday School Association officers, etc. Sunday School delegations from the various townships to report on arrival to S. S. Holloway, county superintendent. City schools to be under the management of W. O. Johnson. General Green to act as marshal of the day: forming the procession and the order of marching.

Celebration to be held in the Riverside Park west of the Santa Fe depot, where will be found an abundance of shade, ample room for teams, and an abundance of good water for man and beast. The speakers' stand consists of one solid stone, donated by Wm. Moore, Winfield citizen. There will be plenty of seats provided so all may be comfortable and happy. There was a postscript telling everyone to "bring an abundant supply of good things to eat."


Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.

A state camp meeting is to be held at Riverside Park, commencing August 10th and closing August 21st. It will be the first State Camp meeting ever held in southern Kansas. Eminent divines and laymen will be in attendance. Ample provision will be made for the comfort and enjoyment of all who come. Board and horse feed for all who may desire will be furnished on the grounds at reasonable rates. Persons having tents will be allowed to use them free of charge, and board themselves if they desire. Bring bibles and hymn books.

By order of committee, S. S. HOLLOWAY, Sec'y.


Winfield Courier, August 18, 1881.

Vegetation is suffering for want of rain, many fields are badly injured; especially so in fields that were not properly cultivated.

New buildings are springing up in the neighborhood. They are generally built in the most substantial manner. A year hence scarcely a scar will be seen in the track of our late unwelcome visitor. Some of our people have actually increased their family representation since the cyclone. More help needed, you see. Messrs. Thirsk and Holloway are the fortunates.

The people of Richland are not particularly devoted to politics and have made few or no demands, but we think it about time that our identity is recognized. We heartily second the proposed nomination of Mr. L. B. Stone at this township, as made by your north Richland correspondent, by nominating him for County Treasurer.

Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.

Died. Mr. Will Holloway died at his father's residence in this city Sunday afternoon. He was a victim of that dread malady, consumption, with which he had been suffering for some time. Only a few weeks ago we met him on the street, and though apparently bright and cheerful, it was plain to us that death had set his icy fingers on him. Will was a most exemplary young man, kind and generous to a fault. He leaves many friends in this community and in Howard, where he has lived for the past two years.

Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.

The funeral of W. H. Holloway was held at the Methodist church Tuesday morning. Many friends were present to assist in the last sad rites to the departed. Mr. and Mrs. Holloway have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.

Thus far, all my coverage of "Holloway" has been with the Winfield papers. I do not believe that the "Holloway" family mentioned at Floral and Richland township were related to the Rev. Samuel S. Holloway family. Now another Holloway is mentioned, who evidently resided in Arkansas City. I am not going to cover him! MAW

Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.

Arkansas City has almost taken the "hub" for the past week. Many of her citizens are here attending the Armstrong murder case. Among these we notice Charlie Holloway, Mayor Kellogg, Cal. Swarts, Joe Houston, the Fairclo boys, liveryman McIntire, Solicitor Holland, and Mr. Adams, supported by a number of other prominent citizens.

Winfield Courier, December 1, 1881.

S. S. Holloway, living in Winfield, has a large, well made and handsome Norman stallion, eight years old, which he desires to sell or trade for a span of heavy work mares or mules. He also has a fine riding and driving horse to trade for a good, heavy work mare.

Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.

Mrs. Will Holloway last week brought a habeas corpus action for the recovery of her child, now in possession of its grandparents. The case was adjusted Monday, by the voluntary surrender of the child.

Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.

Mrs. H. W. Holloway, of Chillicothe, Illinois, widow of the late Will Holloway, who died here some seven weeks ago, came to Winfield Saturday, and brought suit for the possession of her oldest child, a little girl four years of age, who has been in the hands of Ed Holloway, a brother of the deceased. The action was compromised and the child to be delivered to the mother upon her paying the costs accumulated and going to Sedan after the little girl.

Cowley County Courant, January 19, 1882.

Mrs. Holloway, widow of the late W. H. Holloway, who died here two months since, has been appointed administratrix of the estate and guardian of the children, by the Probate Court of Elk County.

Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

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

Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

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

Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.

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

Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.




Among other proceedings had by the Board the following claims were acted upon as follows.


Name. Kind of Service. Amount.

Daniel Maher, Judge: $4.10

D. C. Stevens, Judge: $2.00

S. J. Holloway, Judge: $2.00

James Bair, Clerk: $2.00

J. J. Stephens, Clerk: $2.00

Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.

A Surprise.

One of the greatest, most unlooked for, and most pleasant surprises of my life occurred at my residence on the evening of Feb. 13th. It was on this wise. The girls of my Sabbath school class (composed of girls from ten to fourteen years old) to the number of sixteen, accompanied by two boys of about the same age--came with lunch in their hands--and while I was sitting at my table with pencil in hand, ready to write a letter, wholly unconscious of any hostile intent, in marched said girls and took me prisoner before I knew they were in the house. Mrs. Holloway was in the secret, and I tell you it was well planned and better executed. I guess I will get well right away now, for I have not laughed as much in a whole year as I did at their innocent, mirthful, and antic playing. We had a nice lunch together, and a joyful, happy time. God bless all these dear girls of my class who made the surprise, and also those who could not come. The names of those present were Mattie Bard, Cora Stocking, Mary Trezise, Nannie Gilbert, Cora Goodrich, Ona Wright, Gertrude Bedilion, Mediae Hamilton, Maggie Bedilion, Leona Hoxie, Lula McGuire, Augusta Gibson, Fannie Kensal, Allie McDonald, John Ballard, and Willie Wright.



Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.

Notice. At a called meeting of the citizens of the Floral neighborhood, on Tuesday evening, February 5th, a public library was organized. The following named persons were duly elected to serve for the ensuing term of six months.

President: Lewis Stephens.

Vice President: J. Holloway.

Secretary and Librarian: J. H. Sandfort.

Corresponding Secretary: J. M. Bair.

Treasurer: L. B. Stone.

Trustees: Daniel Maher, John Casper, Lewis Stephens.

(The constitution and by-laws are too extended for publication this week, but will appear as soon as we can spare room for them. ED.)

Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.

A Sunday School Supper.

S. S. Holloway's Sabbath school class of girls will furnish supper in the lecture room of the M. E. Church on Thursday evening, April 27th. Supper from 7 to 9 o'clock.

Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.

The M. E. Sunday School will have a picnic and basket dinner at Riverside Park June 1st, A. D. 1882.Music, singing, speeches, boat rowing, swinging, dinner, etc., will be the order of the day. A wagon will be provided to carry all the provisions to the ground. Let everyone put card on their baskets with their name in full. Children will meet at the M. E. Church 9:30 a.m., to form in procession and march to the grove. Everybody is invited who desires to join with us to have a pleasant time. By order. S. S. HOLLOWAY.

Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holloway and their two interesting children came over from Sedan last week for a visit with their friends and relatives living here.

Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Holloway have been visiting relatives here for the past week.


Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.

In last week's COURIER we gave a brief outline of the object of this great enterprise, and what the ladies of the M. E. Church proposed to have on exhibition. We are glad to be able to say that they have been remarkably successful in obtaining a great variety of rare and valuable curiosities. Everywhere they have canvassed, both at home and abroad, they have met a hearty response from all classes. The indications now are that it will greatly exceed in all respects their most sanguine expectations. Justly noted as Winfield is for her wonderful enterprise, and her great surprises, we think this "Loan Exposition" of the M. E. Church will surpass in value, real worth, and attractiveness all that has gone before it.

We invite all our people, all over our county and from adjoining counties, to avail them-selves of this opportunity to see this great collection of curiosities and works of art. We will mention a few of the attractions that will be on exhibition, viz.: A large collection of curiosities from India--including their peculiar costumes, their idols, real India shawls, Ostrich egg, elephant's tooth, Mastodon's tooth, etc. A large collection from China and Japan, and other foreign countries--stuffed birds and animals, geological specimens, ancient coins, choice and valuable oil paintings, battle flag of Gen. Taylor at Buena Vista, Bible that Bishop Asbury carried, old English law book 140 years old, parts of the remains of a huge Mastodon, and part of the head and horns of an extinct species of animal which measures nearly 12 feet from tip to tip of horns--both dug out of a sand bank near Wellington.

The articles already promised will amount in numbers to hundreds, and probably thousands; and they are still collecting from all possible quarters. Beside all these very rare and valuable collections, there will be very much else to interest and profit the visitors.

The young ladies of Winfield, with Miss Jessie Millington as their chairman, have generously offered to give during the evening some splendid aesthetic exercises in full costume.

The Persian and Turkish department, under the management of the Misses Aldrich in full costume, will be very fine.

The broom brigade of Winfield's fair young ladies will be very amusing.

The fan brigade by the little girls will be very fine.

The Irish department, with the old Irish lady to sell peanuts, etc., will be rich.

The American Department, under the management of an able corps of the first ladies of our city, is intended to be the best of all.

The Ladies Bazar will be full of a great variety of their handy-work on sale.

The youth and children have not been overlooked. They will have a table loaded with the work of their own tiny hands, which work will be sold by them for the benefit of the church.

Of course, there will be lemonade, ice cream, soda, and a restaurant.

There will be music, vocal and instrumental, tableaux, etc.

We will give the details more fully in the next issue, but hope we have given enough in this to satisfy everybody that it will be to their interest to visit this first Loan Exposition of Winfield.

The ladies will also have refreshments at Riverside Park on the 4th of July, and a full line of omnibuses and wagons to carry all persons who may desire from the Park to the Exposition. Tickets will be on sale at the Park for the Exposition.

MRS. GEO. RAYMOND, President.

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Secretary.

Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The ladies of the "M. E. Church Loan Exposition," made nearly $400 out of it, clear of all expenses. They most heartily thank all the good people of Winfield and vicinity for their very liberal support. On behalf of exposition. MRS. GEO. RAYMOND, President

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Secretary.


Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Hon. Jas. McDermott, Winfield, Kansas.

DEAR SIR: We the undersigned citizens of Cowley County, Kansas, anxious that an able and faithful man represent us in the coming legislature, and ever mindful of the important legislation that will come before that body, unite in requesting you to become a candidate for the office of Representative from this district, July 11th, 1882.

Hackney, W. P.; Gridley, A.; Bethel, Jas.; Millington, D. A.; Greer, Ed. P.; Finch, Frank W.; Siverd, H. H.; Pryor, J. D.; Wilson, W. J.; Hunt, J. S.; Bryan, T. R.; Curns, J. W.; Harris, T. J.; Arrowsmith, J. W.; Hendricks, A. D.; Soward, T. H.; Story, R. C.; Reynolds, E. M.; Buckman, G. H.; Haight, N. A.; Cook, S. A.; Webb, L. H.; Fuller, C. E.; Hudson, W.; Wood, B. F.; Kelly, James; Short, J. P.; Platter, Jas. E.; Gridley, A., Jr.; Asp, Henry E.; Trimble, E. T.; Roberts, W. D.; Moore, Wm. H.; Hackney, J. F.; Waite, R. B.: McMullen, J. C.; Lee, W. A.; Holloway, S. S.; and others.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, July 17, 1882.

Hon. W. P. Hackney, T. H. Soward, D. A. Millington, and others:

GENTLEMEN: I have received your very flattering call to become a candidate for the legislature in this district, and after due consideration, have concluded to consent to the use of my name in that connection. At first I did not regard the proposition favorably, owing to business interests which I thought might suffer thereby but upon the representations of friends that I might be able to assist to some extent in making the temperance laws more effective; in guarding the interests of Cowley County in the Congressional apportionment; and in securing any other advantages that may be desired for the county and which may be attainable; I have overcome my reluctance and hereby authorize my friends to use my name as a candidate before the Republican District Convention--and if nominated and elected I will hold myself bound to consider the interests of the people of Cowley County as of paramount importance to all other interests, and will give my best efforts to maintain and protect them. Respectfully yours, JAMES McDERMOTT.


Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.

Sabbath School Mass Meeting and Convention.

The New Salem Sabbath school has made arrangements for a "Sabbath School Mass Meeting and Convention," to be held on Thursday, August 31st, in Mr. R. Steven's grove, on Timber Creek, three miles northeast of the old New Salem schoolhouse.

While all who come will receive a hearty welcome, the following neighboring schools have received special invitation to be present, and to also furnish music: Queen Village, Prairie Home, Pleasant Hill, Moscow, Floral, Tisdale, Silver Creek, Burden, Walnut Valley, Fairview, Prairie Grove, Summit, Richland, Maple Grove, and Baltimore.

Addresses are expected from the following speakers: Rev. J. E. Platter, Messrs. S. H. Jennings, S. S. Holloway, and Jas. McDermott, of Winfield; Revs. S. B. Fleming of Arkansas City, Irvin of Floral, Knight of Burden, and Firestone of Baltimore.

Exercises will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please come early, bring your "Gospel Hymns," and let us do good work for the Master.

To prevent the annoyance that often creeps in on such occasions, no swings will be allowed on the ground, and no stands for sale of refreshments will be allowed, except one under the control of the parties who granted us the use of the ground for the Convention. In case of heavy rain on the day appointed, the Convention will be held on the day following.


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Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

New Salem Pencilings.

Again, dear COURIER friends, the time has come for a little chat in your happy homes through the medium of my pencil. The time since our last little talks seems so very, very long, and yet it is not two weeks.

The picnic is the latest effort in the social line, and owing to the drizzling weather, it was almost a failure. The Salem school were mostly there, as they were the entertainers, but the other schools were not out in full. The Floral and Queen Village schools entertained us with some good singing, and Mr. Jennings of Winfield made some excellent remarks that were fully appreciated. Mr. Holloway talked to the little ones and drew them out in answering questions. They seemed to be pleased. The dinners were all that could be desired in that line. The people seemed well provided with wraps and umbrellas, but a picnic cannot be a success upon a damp day. Our Moscow neighbors ate their goodies and sang their songs, we presume, in their homes, and we would all have felt better had we done likewise.

Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.

Horne's Electric Belt.

Mr. S. S. Holloway has been appointed agent for the celebrated Horne's Electric Belt, for this city and county. For all nervous diseases it is the finest thing yet discovered. Of late years the wonderful efficacy of electricity in curing diseases has been recognized by all physicians of any standing, and the electric battery is in constant use. This belt is a battery of itself. Mr. Holloway was first induced to try it himself, and its effects upon him were so decided and effectual, that he was convinced of its efficacy. No person afflicted with any nervous disorder should be without one.

After using Dr. Horne's Electric Belt for several weeks, Mr. Holloway says he is fully satisfied that it is really a wonderful remedial agent in the cure of very many diseases prevalent amongst us--especially in cases of low vitality, nervous prostration, general debility, disease of kidneys, indigestion, etc.

The electric Truss for hernia is warranted to cure in certain cases, and always to be easy to wearer without chafing or making sores in any manner.

[I corrected article above. Courier had Home's rather than Horne's Electric Belt.]

Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.

It is no Humbug.

Electricity is used by many of the most eminent physicians in the world as a cure for certain diseases. The application of electricity to the human body so as to produce the best possible results in the care of disease, has been achieved by Dr. W. J. Horne in his Electro Magnetic Belt. S. S. Holloway, who is the agent for the sale of these wonderful belts, is so thoroughly convinced of their great value as a curative agent that he makes the following most liberal offer, viz: Any person who desires to test the value of these belts, but who may be hesitating on account of the price, can purchase of him at any time up to Jan. 10, 1883, any grade of belt or truss (by advancing the money) at a discount of 30 percent from the regular prices as fixed by Dr. Horne himself. That is to say, they can purchase a $20 belt for $14; a $15 belt for $10.50; a $10 belt for $7; a $30 belt for $21. Mr. Holloway makes this liberal discount out of his commission, and in order, if possible, to induce the afflicted to try it. Dr. Horne says that, with good care, a belt will last 20 years. Upon that basis it would not be very expensive doctoring. Call upon or address Mr. Holloway at his residence in Winfield.

Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

On last Friday Mrs. Rachael Warnock gave an old fashioned quilting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Conklin. In the times of long ago it was the fashion for the ladies in parties of this kind to meet early in the day, and in the evening they would be joined by husbands and lovers and then would come the fun and frolic. But in this party ye gallants were left out. There were a dozen guests, as follows: Mesdames Cairns, Holloway, Fahnestock, Reed, McRaw, Lowe, Stopher, Berkey, McDonald, Rowland, Moss, and Cook.

At noon they sat down to a good, old-fashioned spread, and when work was renewed, amid laughter and jest, busy fingers soon completed a beautiful quilt. If the mothers and grandmothers who have long passed away could have looked in on the scene, they would have thought the aims of life had but little changed since their day.

Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.

Messrs. Jas. M. Dever and S. S. Holloway are agents for a new drill attachment, consisting of a lot of rollers which follow each drill and press the ground down on the wheat. It is said to be a sure cure for winter-killing, and to save seed.

Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. Holloway are both quite ill. Overwork and the hot weather have been the cause of their prostration. We hope to soon be able to note their complete recovery.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. S. S. Holloway advertises his roller attachment for drills. The invention is certainly an excellent one, and it will pay every farmer to read it carefully.


Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

To Wheat Raisers of Cowley County and Farmers Generally.

The undersigned is agent for "Roller Attachment for Grain Drill," also for "Hay Rake" and "Hay and Straw Stacker," all made by the Topeka Manufacturing Co. These several machines are offered to you, farmers of Cowley County, upon their merits only. We believe that they are all and each one valuable additions to the already numerous machinery to aid farmers in their work. We think the Roller Attachment for Drills is just what we farmers want to enable us to make Cowley the banner corn county of the State. I hope to have the honor of putting this Roller into the hands of every large wheat raiser in the county. You will all agree that the principle upon which it is constructed is correct. It is just what we need. Please give me your orders early as there is a heavy demand for the Roller. Each Roller has to be fitted to the Drill it is to follow. These machines are all on exhibition south of Mater's Blacksmith shop. Come and see them and satisfy yourselves as to their merits. Yours, etc.

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

To wheat growers of Cowley County: Please read the sworn testimony of P. H. Smith, the inventor of the Roller Attachment for wheat drill; also that of Surveyor, etc., and then judge for yourselves as to its merits. I say to you again--if you decide to get an Attachment for this fall's seeding, don't delay your order.

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Agent for Cowley County.


Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

DIED. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holloway will be grieved to learn of the loss of their little daughter, Edna Hortense, who died at their home in Sedan, Kansas, on the 26th of July. She was a bright, sweet child, and her pretty ways made light the now darkened home of our young friends to whom we extend our sympathy, and would that we might add a word of comfort, in this dark hour. [SKIPPED POETRY THAT FOLLOWED.]


Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.

Union Temperance Meeting.

Another Union Temperance meeting was held on Sunday evening, this time in the Presbyterian Church. The speakers were Rev. W. R. Kirkwood and S. S. Holloway. Mr. Kirkwood having recently come from Ohio and knowing from long residence just the situation in that state on the temperance question, he took this opportunity of explaining it to a Kansas audience. He cited the ups and downs of free whiskey in that state, the changes from one license law to another, and how everything tending to restrain the whiskey element was disregarded by it. He demanded the reason why some people uphold a traffic which is of no material benefit whatever to a community or state, but whose every tendency is to pull down legitimate business, debase humanity, and suck the life-blood of the people. He says the people of Ohio have tried every species of license law to fence in these venders and they have all proven so fruitless in lessening the curse that they are now agitating the adoption of a prohibitory plank in the constitution with as much vehemence as were the people of Kansas the few years before its adoption in this state. He admonished the citizens of Kansas to stand firm in the position they have taken and to continue to lead onward and upward with their far-famed progressiveness. Mr. Holloway's talk was mostly of a local nature. He was proud of the bright, vivacious youths of Winfield and wanted everything that would be likely to tempt them from the path of virtue and sobriety, closed up, and resting under an immovable ban. He was unimpeachably in favor of no whiskey in any way and for no purpose, and challenged the audience to point to a single person in all this broad land that the use of alcohol had ever benefitted.

Mr. Holloway grew very enthusiastic at times, and said many good things, although his remarks were not condensed or as much to the point as they might have been; but, as he said, he was having a good, common sense talk with the people and didn't purpose making any display of rhetoric--it wasn't his style. The house was crowded and the speaking had a good effect, though the meeting was not as fruitful as some which have been previously held. The old maxim, "variety is the spice of life," is especially applicable to these Union Temperance meetings.


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.


Cowley Covers Herself With Glory.

A Grand Exposition of her Agricultural, Horticultural, and Stock Interests.


To say that the Fair which closed Friday was a success, is putting it mildly. It was simply the grandest exposition of material prosperity any county in Kansas has ever known. Every department was thoroughly represented. Perhaps the largest and best display was that shown in the agricultural hall. Much of this was called out by the lively competition for P. H. Albright's liberal special premium of $15 for the bushel of corn containing the least number of ears. There were forty-seven competitors and the first premium was finally awarded to Mr. Geo. Woner, of Rock Township, who furnished a bushel of corn weighing seventy-five lbs., containing only forty-seven ears. Aside from this there were oceans of potatoes and cabbage, pumpkins and beets, big and little onions, and sweet potatoes, six of which made a bushel. Mr. W. C. Hayden's splendid display was one of the most noticeable features of the vegetable department.


Best sulky plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.

Best two horse old ground plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.

Best double walking corn plow, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best riding corn plow, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best two horse cultivator, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; Brotherton & Silver, city, 2nd.

Best grain drill, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best sulky hay rake, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best 2 horse corn planter, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; Brotherton & Silver, city, 2nd.

Best check rower, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best revolving rake, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium.

Best mowing machine, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best reaping machine, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, 2nd.

Best stirring plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best fanning mill, Alva Marvin, city, 1st premium.

Best hand powered corn sheller, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best combined corn sheller and feed mill, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.

Best independent feed mill, Enterprise Co., Sandwich, Illinois, 1st premium.

Largest and best display of agricultural implements, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best potato digger, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.

Best press attachment for grain drill, S. S. Holloway, city, 1st premium.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Pious Points.

Among the many moral agencies of our city none are proving more beneficial than the weekly Young Peoples' meetings in the Methodist Church on Thursday evenings under the leadership of Mr. S. S. Holloway.


Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.

List of Jurors in attendance at the October Term of the District Court.

Regular Jury.

D. N. Dressler, $50.70, H. H. Causey, $31.80, David Davy, $6.00, Thomas Tice, $58.20, J. R. Cottingham, $41.00, W. S. Williamson, $55.00, Rudolph Wellman, $17.60, W. H. Butler, $50.00.

Special Venire.

E. R. Chapin, $20.80, J. H. Guinn, $46.10, Levi Weimer, $40.00, Wm. May, $25.40, S. E. Maxwell, $40.40, J.. R. Sumpter, $17.60, W. C. Guyer, $17.00, Robert Richie, $29.20, L. J. Davidson, $11.60, A. F. Sitton, $49.60.

Talesmen. [Most paid $2.00 or $4.00...Not listing amounts.]

A. V. Polk, H. Brotherton, C. Trump, Wm. McCullock, H. B. Kizer, Walter Denning, Willis Cowen, F. J. Sydal, L. Moore, J. H. John, T. J. Harris, D. S. Huntington, Henry Noble, Frank Smith, T. L. Bartlow, John Mark, H. R. Branson, Geo. B. Green, S. P. Strong, G. W. Anderson, N. W. Dressie, Lafayette Wise, H. Baxter, S. S. Holloway, J. B. Morgan, J. H. Land, R. A. McKenna, J. H. Morgan, J. W. Hackleman, David Ferguson, Wm. Cohagan, B. W. Jenkins, M. Croco, J. L. M. Strange, M. V. Sitton, L. K. Bonnewell, G. R. Stevens, L. T. Morgan, Israel Weakley, G. W. Anderson, M. F. Scott, Levi Wells, W. W. Brown, George Arnold, W. L. Burton, P. A. Sorey, Abram Coffman, W. F. Jones, O. W. Keilholtz, C. H. Wooden, F. H. Burton, Ephraim Sears, Samuel Eslinger, J. H. Hill, S. L. Smith, E. Custar, Jacob Miller, W. J. Bonnewell, J. F. Miller, A. V. Corbin, L. C. Harter, Arthur Orr, E. F. Sears, J. W. Hackleman, J. A. Cooper, D. A. Dale, W. I. Shotwell, James Kirk, W. J. Shrubshall, D. S. Fike, J. F. Miller, C. Castanian, Lewis Conrad, J. N. Harter, N. L. Edwards, Geo. Ordway, D. W. Frew, W. J. Bonnewell, Wm. Moore, M. J. Land, Lafayette Wise, N. W. Dressie, Jos. Singer, R. A. McKenna, J. H. Morgan, J. W. Hackleman, J. H. Land, W. N. Dressie, John Foregay, H. C. Reynolds, A. Hughes, T. E. Jones, Wm. Warren, L. C. Harter, Silich Cure, C. H. Wooden, C. A. Roberts, C. C. Pierce, Wm. B. Norman, W. L. Holmes, Lewis Conrad, E. C. Seward, Clark Bryant, W. H. Webster, D. Swift.

Total amount allowed for Jurors and Talesmen for the October 1883 term of the District Court of Cowley County: $1,162.00. J. S. HUNT, COUNTY CLERK.

Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.

Quaker Reunion.

Mrs. Amy Fulghum, who is an approved minister of the society of Friends, or Quakers, yearly meeting, and who has a certificate from her monthly and quarterly meetings to hold meetings and visit the scattered Friends in remote places in the State of Kansas, also those who were once Friends or Quakers, extends a cordial invitation to all the above named classes of Friends who are within reach of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, to meet her and other friends in the Courthouse, in Winfield, on Wednesday, December 19th, at 10 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of having a genuine old-fashioned greeting and reunion, and for cheering and encouraging each other in the work and service of God. Bring lunch, as it will last all day. By request of Mrs. Fulghum. S. S. HOLLOWAY.

Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.

The M. E. Meetings.

The revival meetings held in this city by the Quaker ladies, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Fulghum, closed on Monday evening, December 3rd. The attendance was good from the beginning of their labors, which lasted nearly five weeks to the close. On Sunday evenings the church and lecture room were crowded with attentive listeners. They held two meetings each day, at 3 p.m. and evening, during the entire five weeks. Their labors resulted in the reclamation of many back-sliders, the sanctification of many believers, and the conversion of many of the unsaved, especially among the children and youth of our Sabbath schools. Their closing service on Monday evening will never be forgotten by those present as an occasion when all hearts seemed united and bound together in the bond of Christian fellowship and love, realizing that we would never all meet again in this world. These dear women were wonderfully helped and blessed of the Lord in their labors of love. Very many of all ages who attended their meetings will rise up to call them blessed of the Lord. The number converted was over seventy, and about a dozen were reclaimed; the number sanctified is unknown. S. S. Holloway.

Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.

Rev. P. F. Jones and M. L. Read were absent last week attending the M. E. Conference at Newton. Mr. Read went as the Lay Delegate from the Winfield church. Messrs. S. S. Holloway, W. R. McDonald, S. H. Jennings, and A. Gridley also attended, as visitors. Rev. B. Kelly, for the past three years in charge of the Wichita M. E. Church, comes to Winfield this year and Rev. Jones goes to Marion Center.


Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.

The County Temperance Convention.

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, May 29, 1884.

Dr. C. A. Allen, of Chillicothe, Illinois, was visiting in the city last week. He met many old friends here, among whom were Messrs. S. S. Holloway, H. E. Silliman, Gus Lorry, and others.

Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.

Putting in Wheat.

Last Thursday the writer went out with Mr. S. S. Holloway to the Thomas Youle farm north of town for the purpose of examining a wheat field, part of which was put in with a common drill and part with the same drill with a roller attachment. It will pay every farmer in Cowley County to go out and see this field. The difference in the two pieces is most striking. They were put in at about the same time.

With the drill alone a bushel and a peck of seed was used to the acre. When the roller attachment was put on, the amount of seed was reduced to three pecks per acre. The piece which was drilled without the roller is thin and uneven and will yield probably fifteen bushels per acre. The piece lying right along side of it put in with the same drill and the roller attachment, but with only 3/5 of the amount of seed, is thick, strong, and the heads all even, and is the finest piece of wheat we have ever seen growing on Cowley's soil. It will go forty bushels to the acre.

This visit and examination has convinced us that the roller attachment for wheat drills is the best thing for Cowley County ever yet invented. Instead of the seed being dropped in a drill furrow, with only such slight covering as might sift in on it, the rollers follow along and press seed down deep into the ground and the dirt compactly over it, leaving every seed down where it can get moisture and will germinate, and come up from strong and healthy roots.

The great trouble here with wheat has been to get the seed into the ground, where it would find moisture and get sufficient root to stand the fall and spring winds. That this roller attachment effectually solves the difficulty, no one who will take the trouble to examine the field of wheat on the Youle place can deny. These rollers weigh thirty-five pounds each; one follows just behind each shovel and can be attached to any drill. They cost, we believe, thirty-five dollars for a set. We regard it, in the light of its actual results, as the best investment a farmer can make. Mr. S. S. Holloway is the agent for the sale of the roller attachment for this county.

Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.

A Winfieldite at Burden.

The writer visited Burden on Wednesday, June 4th, for the first time, and was agreeably surprised with the general appearance of the place. Like all other young Kansas towns, it bustles with activity and holds forth abundant promises of future prosperity. We noticed several fine new residences and others under process of erection. Peter Walton is putting up a stone bank building, which will be a great improvement to Main Street. It is being built from stone, which is quarried about a mile and a half from Burden, and is, we judge, of about the same consistency as that found in the Winfield quarries.

Our stay was so limited, we did not have time to note all the improvements.

While meandering down street, we caught sight of the words, PRINTING OFFICE, in huge letters reaching clear across the top of a building on Main, and at once headed that way, but on reaching the door we found ourselves upon the threshold of a "tonsorial" establishment, and knowing the art of "shaving people" was not the legitimate work of the noble brotherhood, we made a hasty retreat. However, we soon found the Enterprise man, sanctum and all, in Uncle Sam's "post office." The mechanical department, especially, is crowded and very much in need of room. Mr. Henthorn informed us there was a prospect ahead of getting in better quarters soon, and for his own convenience we hope such is the case.

We noticed several Winfield ladies there, who were in attendance upon a convention of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Societies of Southwest Kansas conference, among whom were Mrs. S. S. Holloway, Mrs. Gridley, Mrs. John C. Curry, and Misses Jessie Meech and Ida Byers.

Upon the arrival of the evening passenger train, we noticed many Winfield gentlemen, whose faces were familiar, but whose names we did not get, who, we understand, intended organizing an Odd Fellow Lodge at Burden that evening.

We were pleasantly entertained at the home of Mr. Brooks during the dinner hour, and in the afternoon were greatly pleased to become the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. Walton--parents of Tell and Wirt Walton, well known to Winfield people and Kansas newspaper men generally--at their new home. We have rarely had time pass more pleasantly. While waiting for the evening freight, through the courtesy of Mr. Walton, we were enabled to "Look over" the thriving little city, and we returned home with many pleasant memories of Burden and Burden people. JESSAMINE.


Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.

EDITOR COURIER. Dear Sir: in your issue of June 12th under the heading of "Prosperous Cowley," you gave as the entire acreage sown in wheat last fall 58,206 acres. Taking these official figures as a basis, I want to show what would have been in all probability, the gain to these same farmers if they had all used the Smith Roller Attachment to wheat drills, in putting in their wheat. In the first place, allowing that they averaged 1¼ bushels of seed per acre. In the use of this attachment they would have saved ½ to ¾ bushel per acre in seed--we will say ½ bushel, the last amount, which would have made a saving of 29,103 bushels of seed. In the second place their wheat would have averaged from 5 to 10 bushels per acre more by the use of this attachment--we will take the lowest, 5 bushels per acre--which on 68,206 acres would make 291,030 bushels more wheat. Now add 29,103 bushels saved in the seed to the 291,030 bushels increase and you have the nice little sum of 320,133 bushels of wheat gained to our wheat raisers in Cowley County by one year's use of the roller attachment--(not a press drill at all) can be hooked to any drill. Now 310,133 bushels of wheat at 80 cents a bushel, your estimate, would make $325,106.45 to add to the profits of our wheat raisers for 1884--quite a little sum. Now four farmers in Cowley County used this roller attachment in putting in part of all their wheat last fall, viz: Thos. Youle, one mile north of Winfield; A. R. Gillett, 2 ½ miles southeast of Winfield; Dan. Dressler, on S. S. Holloway's place, 4 miles east of Winfield; and Jeremiah Murray, 8 miles southeast of Winfield. The undersigned invites all wheat raisers to see these men and their wheat--get the facts from them and their estimate of grain, then decide for yourself whether the estimate herein made as to the amount of grain for this year (provided Smith's attachment had been used) is any too high. We are clear in our judgment that it is too low. If, then, we have made a fair and correct statement of facts, it is clearly the interest of the wheat raisers of our grand county of Cowley to secure a Smith's Roller Attachment for their drills this fall. We are sure that every wheat raiser who uses one will be largely the gainer thereby.

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Agent for Cowley County.

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.


I, Jeremiah Murray, living in Liberty Township, Cowley County, Kansas, do testify that I and my sons drilled in with a McCherry drill, and a Smith Roller attachment, attached to said drill, during September and October, of last year, about 130 acres of wheat. We averaged a little less than 3/4 bushels of seed to the acre. I am fully satisfied that said wheat will average from five to ten bushels more per acre on account of using said attachment. I esteem it very valuable to all wheat raisers. Given under my hand this 28th day of July A. D. 1884. JEREMIAH MURRAY.

Add five bushels and ten bushels together and then divide that amount by two, thus 5 + 10 = 15-2-7 ½ bushels which makes Murray's true average of increase as he testifies. Now multiply 130 by 7 ½ thus, 130 x 7 ½ = 975 bushels of an increase. Add to the 975 bushels the saving of 1/4 to ½ bushels to the acre, say 1/4 bushels to the acre, amounts to 33 ½ bushels, and it makes the total increase on the 130 acres of 1007 ½ bushels of wheat, which at 50 cents a bushel makes a gain to Murray and sons of $503.75 for the use of Roller Attachment sold them by S. S. Holloway.

My use of the Smith Roller Attachment to wheat drills has fully satisfied me that it is very valuable for all wheat growers. I estimate my increase to be five bushels to the acre on about thirty acres, on account of using said attachment. DANIEL DRESSLER.

Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.

There will be a union temperance meeting in the Walnut Valley Presbyterian Church next Sabbath night at 7:30. Addresses will be delivered by Rev. S. S. Holloway and Prof. A. H. Limerick. A pleasant, profitable time is anticipated and a very cordial invitation is extended to everybody.

[I have been working on the Winfield Courier issues. Now in August 1885.]



Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

Rumors of hog cholera reached us last week. Mr. Dressler, on the old Holloway place, is reported to have lost forty head. If true, steps should be taken at once to stop the dreaded disease if possible. Will someone publish a prevention.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.

Rev. S. S. Holloway delivered an enthusiastic and well received sermon at the Methodist church last Sunday morning, and Mr. S. H. Jennings gave a very sound lecture in the evening.


Mrs. Holloway became involved with the "unfortunate Miss Vandermark." This is quite a story, and the only way to explain it is to give details as this case emerged...

Note: As so often happened with the early newspapers, her first name kept changing. You can choose "Alida," "Lida," or "Lydia."

Arkansas City Traveler, January 28, 1885.

Hon. W. P. Hackney was down from Winfield, Saturday, representing the state in the case against Alida Vandermark and D. F. Best. Criminals must expect trouble when that holy terror, Bill Hackney, gets after them.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 28, 1885.


A House of God Desecrated Shamefully.

E. A. Barron observed early one morning last week a girl emerging from the Methodist Church. This circumstance raised his curiosity and he made an investigation and found that the church had been occupied that night, as a fire was burning and things were somewhat in confusion. He promptly notified the marshal, who identified the girl as Alida Vandermark, who was brought here from the East by S. Matlack to work for him, and was discharged on account of certain disgraceful actions. She was arrested and confessed that Ery Miller and herself had been in there all that night. Miller was soon hunted up and the justice before whom they were arraigned, fined them $50 and costs each, amounting to $109, and sentenced them to the county jail until such fine and costs were paid.

This is the most disgraceful proceeding that has come to light for a long time. The heinousness of the offense demanded all they got--not taking into consideration the fact that the church of God was defiled by their actions. No punishment can be too severe for them.

The startling intelligence was vouchsafed by the young reprobate, that he or some other--which, is not quite clear--had frequently done this. When our people are subject, not only to the disgrace of such proceedings but to the desecration of their place of worship, it is high time we move ourselves and get rid of such characters as Kansas City is now doing--expel them by force from our midst, with a warning never to return.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 28, 1885.

Police Court.

Things have been somewhat livelier in this line for the past week.

City of Ark. City vs. Ery Miller, complaint of E. A. Barron, president of the M. E. Church Board of Trustees, plead not guilty; fined $50 and costs, total $54.50, sentenced to the county jail until such fine and costs are paid.

Ditto vs. Alida Vandermark, same complaint, fine and sentence.

Justice Court.

State vs. Alida Vandermark, unlawful cohabiting as married, $5 and costs, total $31.18, committed to county jail.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 31, 1885.

A youth by the name of Ery Miller and a maiden by the name of Alida Vandermark were arrested last Saturday morning for desecrating the M. E. Church. At their trial before Judge Kreamer, they were found guilty and fined $50 each and costs. They were taken to Winfield to expatiate their crime in the county bastille.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.

Ery Miller and Alida Vandermark recently desecrated the Methodist church at Arkansas City by lodging therein; and the Traveler loudly condemns the heinous offense, and the authorities sat down on the rapscallions a hundred dollars' worth, which they were unable to pay and languish in the county bastille.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.

Those persons who have been so hasty in condemning the action of the ladies of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in trying to reclaim the poor girl over whom so much fuss has been raised should be able by this time to take a sober second thought and must be ashamed of their action. The ladies did no more and no less than their duty. Their attention was first called to the matter by the following letter.

"To the W. C. T. U. of Winfield: I am directed by the Board of county commissioners to appeal to you in behalf of a young girl, Lydia Vandermark, now incarcerated in the county jail. The Board has been petitioned to discharge her from said jail, but as she is young, friendless, and without money, her discharge under these circumstances seems like closing the last avenue of hope for the poor girl, hence this appeal to the well known christian charity of your order. The Board hopes that you will be kind enough to investigate this case and likely be able to place her under the protecting influence of some christian family, or at least suggest something that will be better than absolute ruin. The Board will be happy to cooperate with you in any steps you may be pleased to take, and will stay until tomorrow all further proceedings in hopes to hear from you in this matter. Done by order of the Board of county commissioners of Cowley County, Kans., J. S. HUNT, county clerk and clerk of said Board."

Acting through this appeal they took the girl from the jail and one of the noble ladies opened her home to her, and everything that human kindness or christian charity could suggest was done to reclaim her from the paths of sin. The silly stories that she had implicated most of the city in her downfall were largely without foundation, and what she did say would never have been given a second thought had not the young men of the city been seized with a morbid and dyspeptic fear that they might be "on the list." The young girl was taken to the Home for the Friendless at Leavenworth by one our ladies and is now under influences where it is to be hoped that her young life may be trained to paths of virtue and usefulness. For the ladies who braved the storm of public criticism and opened their hearts and their homes to this poor outcast girl, the COURIER has not words to express its admiration. Their action was self-sacrificing and prompted by the noblest instincts of womanhood.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.

So many severe strictures have been made on the ladies of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union for their efforts in reclaiming the unfortunate Lida Vandermark, that at their last meeting, the only regular one since the affair occurred, a statement of the case was drafted for publication. It is clear and Christian-like--just such a one as would be expected from such a band of noble self-sacrificing women, and now that the matter has cooled down, prejudiced minds can the better weigh the evidence. Here is their statement.

So much has been said about the relations of the W. C. T. U., to Lydia Vandermark, and falsely said, that we feel driven to ask the COURIER, in the interests of truth and charity, to publish a plain narrative of the facts in the case. We received the letter, published by the COURIER recently, from a county official in behalf of the commissioners. In response to that letter, we sent a committee to confer with the commissioners, to interview the girl, and report to us the situation. We also sent a committee to interview Dr. Park, and learn whether the girl was diseased so as to render it imprudent or wrong to try to find her a place where she might earn her living. Having received satisfactory assurances on all points, we undertook to get the girl a place. After trying in vain to find her a place where she might earn her living by honest work, one of our members agreed to take her for a time provided we would pay her boarding. We were compelled either to do this or to leave her in jail. We chose to pay the bill for her boarding. So we took her out of jail, and placed her in the home of Mrs. Holloway, stipulating that she was not to know this, but be left to suppose that she was earning her boarding by her work. The next thing we knew, there was a general furor about the ladies of the W. C. T. U. having obtained from her a list of the names of those who visited the house of shame in which she was an inmate. It was alleged that she had named a large portion of the businessmen and boys of the town, that the W. C. T. U. had this list, and was going to use it. There was not one word of truth in the whole story, so far as the W. C. T. U. was concerned. No list was ever presented and no name mentioned in any of our meetings. If there was such a list made out, the ladies of the W. C. T. U. never saw it, and never knew what names were on it, except as they heard them by general rumor through the city. It was also alleged that the girl was cared for and clothed with material furnished by the Ladies Relief Society. We published a denial of this, and said that we did this work at our own cost. One of the city papers published this denial, and added editorially, that "all the same we were trying to get the council to reimburse us for the outlay." The facts on this point are, the girl had almost no clothing. A few necessary articles were bought for her while at Mrs. Holloway's, amounting to $7.21. After she had been at Mrs. Holloway's for more than two weeks, an effort was made to re-commit her to prison, with no other prospect than to finally turn her loose to go on sinking in sin and shame, and dragging others down with her. Learning the situation, she was taken out of Mrs. Holloway's hands and was received into the house of a generous lady who kept her until we could complete arrangements for sending her to the home for the friendless. The lady referred to proposed going with the girl to ensure her safety and admission to the home, if we would pay her traveling expenses. To this we agreed. The girl was provided with decent clothing and was taken away, and entered in the house. Now after all expenses had been incurred, the bill for $7.21, was presented to the council. We give below a table of expenses.

Clothing furnished, exclusive of bill presented to the council: $20.00

Boarding with Mrs. Holloway: $9.00

Railroad fare to Leavenworth and return with hotel bill, etc., of the lady guardian: $21.70

Total: $50.70

To this must be added the bill sent to the council: $7.21

Making a total of $57.91

Now the only aid asked from the council in this case was the bill for absolute necessities for the girl, amounting to the enormous sum of $7.21! The $50.70 was contributed by the W. C. T. U. and a few outside friends. These few women, and two or three parties outside their society, contributed seven-eights of the cost of putting the poor girl in a place where she would have some chance of escaping her evil course. They asked the city council to contribute one-eighth! And it was refused! So we have that also to pay. But was it unreasonable to ask the council to aid us? Suppose we had declined the call of the commissioners, and left the girl in jail; the cost to the taxpayers would have gone much beyond the $7.21. For the railroad ticket furnished the girl to Leavenworth, we do not count, because others of her class have been furnished with tickets whereby to get away from town. These are the facts in the case. We have paid out the bulk of the $57.91. Part of it is yet to be paid, and will be paid soon.

The whole case is before the public. We want, in closing this article, to ask the public two or three questions.

1. Suppose we had declined to take this girl off the hands of the authorities, to remove her from jail, and do our best to give her a chance to reform. Suppose that! Then what a howl of virtuous indignation would have been raised against us! What words would have sufficed to express the righteous wrath of the public against a set of women who, calling themselves Christians, would make no effort to secure a fallen sister?

2. Under what obligation do we rest more than other people in the community, to expend money in such a cause? That we are Christians obligates us to do what we can for the wretched; but the fact of our Christianity does not absolve the rest from the obligation of natural brotherhood which is upon all.

3. What is there in the whole case to call for the flood of calumny, coarse and brutal (we beg pardon of the brutes) insult to which we have been subjected? These facts which we now publish could have been learned at any time by anyone wishing to know the truth.

4. How much encouragement does the treatment we have received in this case afford us to lend a helping hand to the needy again? Probably if called on tomorrow, we should face the music and fight the battle again remembering who said, "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and prosecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake." Thank God! We have, at least for a time, got this poor child only 17 years old, out of the mire! May God keep her out of it! THE W. C. T. U.



Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.

The City "Dads" held an adjourned session Monday evening.

Bills of City Clerk Buckman, railroad fare for Lida Vandermark, a pauper, $7.50, and J. P. Baden, goods furnished numerous paupers, $53.40, were referred to the County Commissioners for payment.

[End of the Saga of Miss Vandermark.]


The Citizens of Winfield Gather En Masse to Welcome the College Committee.


Honor to Whom Honor is Due--Some Happy and Forcible Speeches.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.

Thursday was the occasion of much joy to the people of Winfield and vicinity. The Opera House was filled with rejoicing people. Early in the evening the House commenced to fill, and impatiently waited for the gentlemen to put in an appearance for whom they had gathered to welcome. The Courier Cornet Band discoursed sweet music, sufficient to charm a God of olden times. Everybody felt happy. On motion of W. C. Robinson, John C. Long was unanimously elected chairman of the meeting. Mr. Long was heartily cheered upon taking the platform. The following is in substance Mr. Long's address.

Fellow Citizens: We do not meet here tonight to raise funds, but to jollify over what has been accomplished. (Cheers.) For the past three months we have been successful in every enterprise undertaken. (Cheers.) Through the noble leadership of a gentleman, who is in our presence, and his assistants, we have been successful. (Cheers.) We have a gentleman in our midst earnest in the cause in which he is enlisted, of serving the Lord. A gentleman who has just put forth his best endeavors and zeal in working up this enterprise. A gentleman without whose aid, I believe, we would have failed. The Conference at first had engrafted in the articles determining to erect this college, that it be centrally located. This gentleman advocated the partiality of this clause, and the men composing the conference, in their fair-mindedness and good judgment, made the location at any place of easy access. The seven members of this committee were from other towns, yet they at once saw the superior offers and natural advantages of Winfield and through the efforts of this gentleman, of whom I have been speaking, and his co-worker, we have gained the victory. Fellow citizens, I refer to Rev. B. Kelly and Judge T. H. Soward."

Cheer upon cheer and cries of "Bro. Kelly!" nearly lifted the roof off the house, which were only quieted by he gentleman coming forward and, though tired, made a happy speech to his admiring listeners, substantially as follows.

Dear Friends: I hesitated about coming here at all tonight. I was about ready to go to bed when I was urged to come up here awhile. I do not take any credit in performing my duty in regard to this college. I believe we have an excellent people. They know what we wanted and had the grit to go and capture it. (Cheers.) I think we have the most beautiful city in Kansas and among the most intelligent people in Kansas. We are on the eve of great prosperity. I don't know whether we have railroads enough or not; if we haven't, let us get some more. (Cheers.) I believe we can make ourselves second to no place in Kansas if we can get two more railroads and a few other things, we can soon be first in Kansas. We can get there, my friends. (Cheers.) We had a good committee at Wichita. Some of our sister cities underrated us. I don't think Wellington did. Every fellow from Hutchinson that was at Wichita was a real estate man, with the exception of two or three Methodists. All of our sister cities had many representatives. My friends, your representative went in alone, and, in a five minutes speech, which was one of the most concise and business like speeches ever put before a committee, captured this college. (Cheers.) The committee saw at once that your representative, Judge T. H. Soward, (Cheers.) knew what he was talking about and had that something ready and willing to offer. We offered the committee everything they wanted. We forgot one thing--our sand. (Laughter.) We have many good things in Winfield. We have the grandest band I ever heard. My friends, I'm too tired to say much tonight. I wish to say right here, we are entitled to all we have and we expect to get more. (Cheers.) I have been a Methodist minister for eighteen years. I never have gone into any speculations, but I know of no people I would help quicker than the people of Winfield. God bless you.

At the close of Bro. Kelly's speech, he was cheered time after time, when cries of "Soward" filled the room. Finally Judge Soward made his appearance and after some little time contrived to gain a hearing, and in his usual happy vein spoke substantially as follows.

Fellow Citizens: In 1879 Kansas was pretty dry in more ways than one. About this time I landed in your city and took a drive out east; coming back I strayed into the Presbyterian Sunday School. I made up my mind if the Lord did not make this city and country for the blessed and happy, I couldn't tell where I could find that country. I have been working pretty hard for the past few days and feel too tired tonight to say much. When I came back from Wichita the other day, and before I left, Bro. Kelly was of the opinion we had the college; I felt assured it would be so. I came home and would have slept in peace, but my baby had the colic. (Laughter.) This county is the most beautiful county that God's sun shines upon. I took some of my Kentucky friends out yesterday down about Arkansas City and Geuda Springs, and every place they come by they would say, "I'm going to have that place!" They are coming here to locate; they have capital, and many more will follow. (Cheers.) I have been proud of Cowley ever since I came here. We have the most enterprising people on the face of the globe. My expectations have been fully realized within the last three or four weeks. My friends, taking into consideration the hard times of the past winter, it is wonderful, the success that has been accomplished in raising funds for this College and other enterprises. It shows the enterprise of the people of Winfield. But, my friends, we want more projects. These railroads and College won't make our city alone; we must encourage manufactories and men of capital to come here. We can get them. We want the Orphan's Home for the soldiers. I believe Cowley County can capture it. (Cheers.) By all means we want to locate individuals, and are going to do it. (Cheers.) We must not stop; there is no stopping place in this country. We want a little more smoke from manufactories, no matter if it does cause us to paint our houses a little oftener. But a short time ago, a friend of mine, traveling through California, the so-called garden spot of the world, said he believed Southern Kansas was destined to be the center of the horticultural district. We want men here with enterprise enough to scrape the hair off and cut the throats of our hogs instead of shipping them to Kansas City. (Cheers.) I would like to see a big pork-packing establishment--not too close to town, but just a little ways off, you know. (Laughter.) I wouldn't give this M. E. college for sixteen imbecile colleges. I would like for this to be a city of colleges. (Cheers.) I would like to see that old Baptist college at Ottawa move down here and fired up with our enterprise. (Cheers.) I would like to see other denominations establish colleges here. Now my friends, we are not through with our work, or you won't do what I said you would. There are some men here that have not given as much as they ought to do. They will have to give more. Next Tuesday the committee will be here. We want all the pretty girls and pretty wives to turn out and welcome this committee and completely capture them. The gentleman sitting over there with white hair (Mr. Kelly) engineered this through. I would have been like a drop of water in the ocean without him with me at Wichita. We owe it all to him--to his zeal and work in the cause. God bless him and the men and women of this town who have worked for this college, that my little boy and yours may grow up under the shadow of its influence and grow up a good man. I would almost as soon trust a boy to an army as to trust a boy away from home's protecting influence. Already applications are coming in for homes here. Men are crying I am coming to a town where I can educate my boy and my girl and watch over them. I am going to pitch my tent under the shadow of this college. My friends, do your own work. Do it well, but give a little thought to the future of this country.

At the conclusion of the Judge's speech, he was applauded again and again.

A vote of thanks was given to Bro. Kelly and Judge Soward for the noble work they have done. Long may the people of Winfield remember them. After the Courier Band had rendered several pieces, the meeting adjourned to dream of Winfield's future prosperity.

Among the more potent factors in obtaining this great enterprise for Winfield were the soliciting committees who circulated the sub-papers with wonderful energy and success. They raised nearly twenty thousand dollars in this way--almost every man, young and old, in the city made good subscriptions, with many donations from the ladies. Nothing could more plainly demonstrate the great liberality and public spirit of our citizens. There is no doubt that without such assiduous labor on the part of these soliciting committees, Winfield would never have got the college. The committee for Winfield city were: Capt. J. B. Nipp, Judge T. H. Soward, Judge H. D. Gans, Capt. T. B. Myers, Prof. A. Gridley, J. E. Conklin, Frank Bowen, and J. E. Farnsworth. Those soliciting in adjacent territory, as near as we can ascertain, were: Rev. B. Kelly, Col. Wm. Whiting, Rev. S. S. Holloway, Rev. J. H. Snyder, A. H. Limerick, J. A. Rinker, T. J. Johnson, Dr. S. R. Marsh, J. W. Browning, J. A. McGuire, George Gale, D. W. P. Rothrock, D. A. Sherrard, D. Gramme [?Graham],W. E. Martin, A. Staggers, W. D. Roberts, E. M. Reynolds, J. C. Roberts, and C. Hewitt.


The Majority for the D. M. & A. Over 1,200--Beyond Expectations.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.

The County Commissioners met today as a canvassing Board and canvassed the vote on the D., M. & A. bonds, resulting as follows:

Township. Votes For. Votes Against.

Beaver: 15 67

East Bolton: 4 52

West Bolton: 28 34

Cedar: 63 2

West Cedar: 52 5

Creswell: 22 77

Dexter: 243 13

Fairview: 64 31

Harvey: 23 44

Liberty: 42 23

Maple: 38 65

Ninnescah: 154 69

Omnia: 41 13

North Otter: 7 14

South Otter: 43 4

Pleasant Valley: 37 31

North Richland: 6 47

South Richland: 22 93

Rock: 10 42

Sheridan: 57 10

Silver Creek: 37 199

Silverdale: 6 40

Spring Creek: 19 89

Tisdale: 71 36

Vernon: 20 27

Walnut: 257 20

Windsor: 63 40

Winfield: 711 4

Arkansas City: 357 56

Total: 2556 1247

Majority For: 1309

The Dexter township bonds were carried by 224 majority; in Fairview by 4 majority; and in Ninnescah township by 71 majority.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.

Mrs. Ed Holloway, nee Miss Hortense Holmes, with her six-year-old boy, Eugene, arrived Sunday morning from Sedan and is a guest of Miss Jessie Millington.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.

Mr. S. S. Holloway has the agency of Winfield and Arkansas City for the "Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant." The Memoirs embrace two volumes of five hundred pages each, and should be in every American's hands. They are embellished with live steel portraits by Marshall and by Ritchie; two etchings, numerous maps, plans, and facsimiles of handwriting. The typography is clear and beautiful, and the bindings durable and artistic. These Memoirs consist largely of the inside facts of the late war, known only to the commander of the armies, or at least better by him than by any other persons, together with anecdotes and personal reminiscences, all written by the old soldier himself. The work is one which every American home should contain. Gen. Grant is not the property of any political party. He belongs to the whole country. Democrats and Republicans alike respect and revere the man who has done more than any other to bring honor to our country among the nations of the earth, and who is now lying at the point of death at Mt. McGregor. The volumes are dedicated to the American soldier and sailor, and each copy contains this dedication in a facsimile of the general's own handwriting. The bulk of the profits arising from the sale of the "Memoirs," we understand, go to Gen. Grant, and his family. The book is guaranteed to be sold only on subscription. Mr. Holloway will call on you soon.

[I am working on August 1885 of Winfield Courier. MAW]



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