James H. Land.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
James H. Land 47 m w Indiana Iowa
Amanda Land 43 f w Indiana Iowa
Marsh J. Land 21 m w Indiana Iowa
Bertha J. Land 17 f w Indiana Iowa
Winfield Township 1878
James H. Land, 49; spouse, Amanda, 43.
John C. Land, 24; spouse, Mary A., 21.
W. R. Land, 28; spouse, A. A., 23.
Abe Land, 33; spouse, N. G., 28.
Walnut Township 1881
J. C. Land, 27; spouse, M. A., 26.
Walnut Township 1882
J. C. Land, 30; spouse, M. A., 28.
Notes made by RKW years ago...
The following is from page 63 of E. C. Manning’s autobiography. “By the time December (1869) had arrived there were quite a number of squatters located in the vicinity: W. W. Andrews, Dr. Graham, James and Abraham Land, Prettyman Knowles and A. A. Jackson.”
“The first birth in Winfield was a son to Abraham Land and wife, who had just arrived from the historic Hoopole Township, Posey County, Indiana, and were camped near where Baden’s mill now stands. The birth occurred in a shelter made by a wagon sheet stretched over bows, and while a furious storm was raging. As soon as the event became known the new arrival and his mother were carried on an improvised stretcher to a house nearby that was partly erected, the roof being on, but the logs not chinked. That they might be protected from the snow and wind, all the carpets in town were brought into use and tacked to the logs. This was about December 5, 1869.”
Note: Abraham Land did not stay long at first...see following item.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876. ABE LAND is happy now. His family has arrived, and he will stay. Abe was one of the first settlers and is the father of the first white child born in the county. After four years of wandering, he concludes that Cowley is the best sun the country ever shown upon, and therefore tents his pitch again.
Wm. R. Land items...
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
The large pond west of town, on the opposite side of the Walnut, known as the Bullene Pond, was drained by ditching, sufficient to let the water from the land of Mr. Wm. Land. The ditch carrying the water from the pond to the Walnut river is about three hundred feet long and six feet deep.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
That public road west of town, or the place where one ought to be, is a grievance. We hope the public will take the necessary steps to open a road about the line of the present travel and pay Mr. Land reasonable damage for the land the road occupies.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1877.
Capt. Hunt raised thirty dollars by private subscription among our citizens last Saturday to pay Wm. Land for allowing the travel to cross his land west of town for the next two months.
The February 10, 1870, special census of Cowley County listed 10 persons named Land. They were A. A., Abram, Abraham, Harcusus, J. C., J. H., James M., Jno. C., and Lewis.
The following is from E. C. Manning’s autobiography, page 63.
One day in December (1869) on my return from a trip to Augusta for goods I found a lot of logs hauled upon my claim south of my cabin, my cabin being located at the extreme north side of my claim. Upon inquiring I learned that James Land had “jumped” my claim. In those days claim disputes were settled by a public meeting of the adjoining settlers. I appealed to a meeting of the settlers and Land and I agreed that it should be held on the evening of December 26th. I soon found that a plot had been formed to dispossess me of my claim, and that a certain doctor was behind the scheme. I had formed some strong friendships among the settlers in the upper end of the valley during the season and I arranged with them to be present, although from six to twelve miles away. And as related in the story of the founding of Winfield, in another place in this book, Prof. H. B. Norton, G. H. Norton, Judge Brown, T. A. Wilkinson, L. B. Kellogg, and John Brown, all from Emporia, had taken claims that same day in the immediate vicinity of my claim and were voters at the meeting on the 26th, the night set for the hearing. A big bonfire blazed beside my cabin, eight men in a wagon and on horseback, well armed, from up the Walnut river unloaded at the campfire; The six new settlers from Emporia lounged about the cabin. The hour of hearing was on. The doctor with his clan was there. James Land, with a revolver strapped to his waist and hanging perpen-dicular upon his stomach, while he fumbled it with both hands, presented his side of the case to the audience. Without any display of weapons I told my story. Cliff Wood, who had a house on his claim adjoining mine on the north, and to whom I had given many weeks of employment and who had helped me erect the cabin with the assurance of friendship and the approval of the location of my claim upon the south border of his claim (for there were no surveyed lines at that time), gave his equivocal evidence by saying that “he did not know whether my cabin was on his claim or on the one south of him. The question of ownership was put to a vote. Seventeen voted for Manning, five voted for Land. The plot exploded. Land himself was but the weak tool of others.”
Manning’s comments about J. H. Land seem at odds with the way he used him later. J. H. Land became a director of the Winfield Town Company when it was organized on January 13, 1870.
James H. Land took a claim just north of W. G. Graham.
John C. Land claimed the quarter just south of T. B. Ross.
Wm. R. Land claimed the quarter just south of J. C. Land.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Messenger, July 12, 1872.
Board of County Commissioners met in Co. Clerk’s office in Winfield July 1st, 1872. Present: Frank Cox, O. C. Smith, and J. D. Maurer. Proceeded to act on Road Petitions.
One of S. C. Smith, granted with J. H. Land, D. A. Millington, and P. M. Wait, as viewers. Survey July 15th, 1872.
Winfield Messenger, August 16, 1872.
County Commissioners Proceedings.
The following bills were allowed for jurors. J. H. Land $2.30.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1873. Editorial Page.
(The editor really blasted the Telegram editor and James F. Paul, present Register of Deeds, re Farmers’ Mass Meeting held in Winfield on the previous Saturday.)
“They had their posters printed at St. Louis, and announced in flaming type the most noted speakers of our state to be present, without, to our certain knowledge, previously inviting them. They held a meeting composed almost entirely of Copperheads and Liberal Republicans. A few straight Republicans being in the meeting secured for C. M. Scott, of the Traveler and the Editor of this paper, a place on the committee on Resolutions.
“There was not a single person present at that meeting engaged in agricultural pursuits for a livelihood that we can think of just now, with one solitary exception. We know of a good many substantial farmers in and about town who were not there. We enumerate: J. D. Cochran, A. T. Stewart, John Lowry; C. M. Wood, A. Meanor [Menor?], J. H. Land, Mr. Roberts, and several others whose names we cannot now recall, farmers in about town, of all political groups, that were not present and had no voice in the meeting at all.
“Who did manage it? Farmer Allison and Farmer Paul, gentlemen who perhaps never turned an acre of ground in all their lives, and who are certainly not now for years past been engaged in agriculture. . . .”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.
The directors of the Agricultural Society will meet at the Fair Grounds, Saturday, Sept. 6th, 1873, at 2 o’clock P. M. They earnestly desire that the Superintendents of all the departments meet with them to acquaint themselves with their duties. The following are the names of the various Superintendents. Capt. E. Davis; A. Walton; J. H. Churchill; J. P. Short; John R. Smith; E. B. Johnson; W. K. Davis; A. S. Williams; Will S. Voris; S. H. Myton; Samuel Darrah; James Stewart; Jas. H. Land; T. B. Myers; Geo. W. Martin; W. M. Boyer; Max Shoeb; John Swain; S. C. Smith, Mrs. L. H. Howard; Mrs. J. D. Cochran; Mrs. E. Davis; Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mrs. C. A. Bliss; Mrs. Fitch; Max Fawcett; J. O. Matthewson; H. B. Norton; D. A. Millington; E. B. Kager, C. M. Wood; T. A. Wilkinson. The Superintendents are desired to study carefully the rules and regulations of the society so they may be able to render assistance to exhibitors.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 25, 1873.
Vegetables. The collection was good. We remember the time when vegetables were as rare and as great a luxury in this county as the rarest tropical fruits. Now most every kind is abundant and the quality excellent. There were some forty entries in this department. The premiums were awarded to J. H. Land, J. Lowry, H. H. Johnson, C. M. Wood, J. H. Curfman, J. A. Churchill, Jno. Irwin, and Mrs. J. H. Curfman. The exhibition in the Floral Hall was not as extensive as last year, yet there were some very fine articles shown.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 9, 1873.
Petition of Menor for County Road was granted, with J. H. Land, A. J. Thompson, and W. D. Roberts as viewers. Survey ordered on the 16th of Oct., 1873, to meet at the county Clerk’s office.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1873.
John Land, a son of J. H. Land, while carelessly handling a gun, last week, was forcibly reminded of tunnels by having one dug in his side by a bullet. His wound, although anything but pleasant, is not serious.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1873.
Mr. James Land, living near town, has a sow that is a success as a producer. During eleven months and seven days just past she gave birth to forty pigs in three litters. If any other hog can beat this, “shell ‘em out.”
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1874.
On account of the scarcity of feed in this county, Messrs. Cochran, Land, and Graham have driven their cattle up to the central part of the state where they will keep them until grass gets bigger.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1874.
James H. Land, Esq., who has been north disposing of his stock, has returned home again looking well and hearty.
Winfield Courier, November 19, 1874.
A Pleasant Time. Upon the invitation of the Maple Grove Grange of this county, a party consisting of Prof. Wilkinson, Mrs. Wilkinson, E. S. Torrance, Esq., Miss Helen Parmelee, ourself, and Mrs. Kelly attended the open session of that grange last Monday evening. This grange is held at what is called Ferguson’s schoolhouse in district 45. The schoolhouse is, perhaps, one of the best in the county outside of Winfield and Arkansas City. It cost the district nearly $1,000 in bonds. On our arrival we found the house full to overflowing with big and little grangers, the sons and daughters of honest toil. The Grange was called to order by the Worthy Master, Mr. James H. Land, who briefly announced the object of the open session. An opening song being sung by the members, and prayer by the Chaplain, the grange was declared ready for business. First a lecture was given by Mr. Frazier, in which he depicted the oppression and tyranny of today as equaled only by the oppression of the colonists in the days of King George the III. That it was the laboring men and farmers of that day who threw off the galling yoke just as the farmers and laborers of today would break the chains with which they are bound. Next came a song by Mr. McCune. Then instrumental music by Professor Wilkinson and Mrs. Kelly. An essay was read by Mrs. Amanda Roberts on the old, old theme of “Woman’s Work.” This to our mind, was the best production of the evening. Her essay was well prepared, and aside from a pardonable embarrassment, well read. The whistling “Plow Boy,” was then sung, after which a speech by Mr. T. J. Johnson. Then a paper entitled “Boys on the Farm,” was read by Mr. C. A. Roberts, which was quite humorous. Prof. Wilkinson made a short speech in which he advised the farmers to begin the work of reformation at home, and not mix the “tailings” with good wheat, nor sell half hatched, for fresh eggs. When the regular order had been gone through with E. S. Torrance, Esq., ourself and several others were called out but declined to make speeches. The thanks of the Grange was voted to the party from Winfield for the music furnished, when the meeting was closed in Grange order. The Winfield party are under obligations to Mr. David Ferguson for transportation to and from the meeting.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
Robert Weekly, Jas. Land, and Samuel Klingman constitute the Winfield Township Relief Committee.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
The following is a list of the different Township Relief Committees who have reported to the County Committee.
Winfield Township: Jas. H. Land, Robert Weakly, and S. D. Klingman.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
Relief Meeting. At a meeting held at the office of Curns & Manser on last Saturday, the following action was had. On motion of Col. E. C. Manning, H. S. Silver was chosen chairman, and James Kelly, Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated to be for the purpose of appointing a committee to act in the matter of relief for Winfield Township. On motion the following gentlemen were elected such committee: Robert Weakly, Jas. H. Land, S. D. Klingman. On motion meeting adjourned, sine die. H. S. Silver, Chairman.
Winfield Courier, December 31, 1874.
City Council Proceedings. A bill in favor of J. H. Land of $3.00, being for to recover the proceeds of the sale of a certain hog, sold by the marshal of the city of Winfield, was presented and referred to the finance committee and duly allowed.
Winfield Courier, January 14, 1875.
Maple Grove Grange No. 714, P. of H. at regular meeting on the first Monday evening in December, the following named members were elected to fill the several offices for the ensuing year. Master, Wm. Orr; Overseer, T. J. Johnson; Lecturer, A. Frazer; Steward, A. Orr; asst. Steward, D. Ferguson; Chaplain, John C. Roberts; Treasurer, J. H. Land; Secretary, Chas. A. Roberts; gate keeper, G. W. Prater; Ceres, Mrs. C. A. Roberts; Flora, Mrs. A. Frazer; Pomona, Miss Maggie Bush; Lady Asst. Steward, Mrs. Jos. C. Roberts; Trustees: Rev. Sol Ferguson, G. W. Prater, and J. H. Curfman. JOS. C. ROBERTS, Sec’y.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
Notice. There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Cemetery Association on Wednesday, March 31, 1875, at W. H. H. Maris’ store. All persons owning a lot in the Winfield Cemetery are stockholders, and entitled to vote at the meeting. A full attendance is requested. The following is a list of the said stockholders. John B. Fairbank, Secretary. [J. H. Land was a stockholder.]
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
Last Tuesday evening the following officers were installed by Adelphi Lodge, No. 110, A. F. & A. M. J. S. Hunt: W. M.; J. E. Saint: S. W.; A. B. Lemmon: J. W.; B. F. Baldwin: Treasurer; Frank Gallotti: Secretary; J. H. Land: Chaplain; L. J. Webb: S. D.; C. C. Black: J. D.; W. W. Steinhour: Tyler. Judging from the list of new officers we should say that Adelphi is in pretty good running order, and likely to be kept so.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.
The newly elected officers of Winfield Grange are: J. H. Land, W. M.; R. H. Tucker, O.; Anna Wilkinson, L.; J. F. Graham, S.; W. R. Land, Chap.; Mary Bryant, Sec.; N. C. McCulloch, Treas.; Bertha J. Land, Ceres; Perley Burger, Pom.; Alice Land, Flo.; Virginia Stewart, L. A. S.
THE WINFIELD COURIER.
WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
In the month of November, 1869, several families crept down along the valley and settled on claims in the vicinity of where Winfield now stands. These settlers each paid the Osage chief $5 for the privilege of remaining in peace. These early pioneers were W. G. Graham and family, who came the last of October, and whose wife was the first white woman that settled on Timber (then known as Dutch) Creek. During the next week P. Knowles, J. H. Land, J. C. Monforte, and C. M. Wood came with their families.
The Winfield enterprise took form in January of 1870, as did that of Arkansas City. From the start the parties interested in the two prospective towns were shaping events to secure the county seat of Cowley County whenever it should be organized. In February of 1870 a bill was introduced in the Senate of Kansas entitled, “An act to organize the county of Cowley,” and making Creswell the county seat. As soon as the news arrived at Winfield, James H. Land, A. A. Jackson, and C. M. Wood traversed the county in three days and took the census of over six hundred population, and reported at Douglass, in Butler County (the nearest place where an officer could be found to administer an oath), on the 23d of February. At that time the necessary papers were made out and E. C. Manning took them to Topeka and presented them to the Governor, who, thereupon issued the order organizing Cowley County and designating Winfield as the temporary county seat. The bill organizing the county got through the Senate but failed in the House.
Oct. 8th, a call for a “People’s Convention” was issued, signed by W. Q. Mansfield, T. H. Johnson, T. A. Blanchard, James Renfro, James Land, D. A. Millington, Wm. Craig, F. A. Hunt, A. Menor, J. Mentch, T. B. Ross, and H. Wolf.
The Winfield Town Company was organized Jan. 13th, 1872, with E. C. Manning, president; W. W. Andrews, vice president; C. M. Wood, treasurer; W. G. Graham, secretary; E. C. Manning, J. H. Land, A. A. Jackson, W. G. Graham, and J. C. Monforte, directors, and the foregoing named persons with T. H. Baker, S. S. Prouty, Thos. Moonlight, and H. C. Loomis, corporators; and that the object of this corporation was “to lay out a town site on the rolling prairie east of the Walnut River and south of Dutch Creek, the same being in Cowley County and embracing the particular forty acres of land on which the residence of E. C. Manning is situated, with the privilege of increasing the area of the town site as soon as practicable.”
Patrons of Husbandry. April 28, 1873, Vernon, the first subordinate Grange, was organized; A. S. Williams, master. In November following Silverdale and Bolton Grange were organized. We have not been able to learn who were the first masters. The following Granges were organized by J. H. Werden, deputy.
Nov. 25, 1873, Maple Grove Grange, James Land, master.
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1876.
MR. JAMES LAND killed three shoats this week weighing 1,010 pounds net.
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1876.
The public installation of officers at Bethel Grange, one week ago last Saturday eve, was the most spirited and happiest gathering of the kind that has transpired for a long time. To say that the house was crowded with people would feebly express it. A. S. Williams officiated as master and J. H. Land as conductor. Bethel is a live institution.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.
The undersigned, residents of Cowley County, cordially unite in inviting the citizens of said county to meet in mass meeting at Winfield, on Saturday at 2 P. M., February 5th, to take such action as shall seem advisable upon consultation to secure the construction of a railroad into Cowley County. We desire each paper in said county to publish this call, and we hope that every township will be fully represented at said meeting. [J. H. Land a participant.]
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1876.
James H. Land returned fat and hearty last Friday from a visit to Indiana. He reports mud waist deep in that forlorn state.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
The delegates from the 88th representative district organized by electing J. W. Curns chairman and C. C. Black secretary. Nominations for Representative being in order, Messrs. Wm. Martin, C. C. Krow, and J. G. Young were put in nomination. Mr. Young withdrew. A ballot was taken which resulted as follows: Krow 11, Martin 23. On motion of J. H. Land the nomination was made unanimous. A few remarks were made by Messrs. Pyburn and McDonald and the convention adjourned.
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
J. H. LAND is in the sorghum business heavily. He will soon be so sweet his friends won’t know him.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1877.
At a stated communication of Adelphi Lodge, No. 110, A. F. & A. M., held last week (Tuesday evening), the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: M. G. Troup, W. M.; C. C. Black, S. W.; James McDermott, J. W.; B. F. Baldwin, Treas.; L. J. Webb, Sec.; J. S. Hunt, S. D.; J. Wade McDonald, J. D.; W. G. Graham, Chaplain; Perry Hill, S. S.; J. H. Land, J. S.; S. E. Burger, Tyler.
Winfield Courier, June 20, 1878.
J. H. Land is very low with the dysentery, and is in a critical condition.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1880.
Last Saturday evening, about six o’clock, the residence of Mr. J. H. Land, northeast of town, was burned to the ground. The fire probably caught from the flue in the roof of the house, and but very few people arrived before the fire was well under way, but little of the furniture was saved. The loss is in the neighborhood of $1,200.
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
Persons wishing to purchase lots in this cemetery or wishing to have graves dug, will please call on James H. Land, near Manny’s brewery. W. G. GRAHAM, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
Mr. J. H. Land was given a good complimentary vote in Winfield.
[RECAP OF ELECTION RESULTS.]
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
FOR CORONER [J. H. LAND/H. L. WELLS/ W. H. WELLS]—
H. L. WELLS HAD A MAJORITY OF 882
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
“The jury in the Armstrong murder case is one of the best ever empaneled in this county. If law and justice are not safe in the hands of twelve such men as Seth Chase, Sam Watt, J. H. Land, W. O. Welfeldt, G. W. Sanderson, A. McNeil, T. L. Thompson, John Radcliff, L. K. Bonnewell, J. H. Lovey, J. S. Grimes, and E. F. Widner, we don’t know where you can find safety.”
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
The Annual meeting of the Winfield Cemetery Association was held in Winfield on Saturday evening, June 3rd. From the report read it appears that the Association is now for the first time out of debt and in a flourishing condition, so that all receipts hereafter will be employed in beautifying the grounds. There are about $200.00 due the association for lots sold, some of them four or five years ago, and not yet paid for. A resolution was passed to the effect that such of these lots as are not paid for in the next ninety days will be forfeited, and the bodies buried therein will be moved to the paupers’ grounds. The following named persons were elected a Board of Directors for the ensuing year: R. E. Wallis, W. G. Graham, H. S. Silver, H. Brotherton, C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson, J. H. Land, T. R. Bryan, and H. D. Gans. T. R. Bryan was elected President, H. Brotherton, Treasurer, and W. G. Graham, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Bill of J. H. Land for digging grave for city poor, $4.00, was approved and recommended to the County Commissioners for payment.
[CITY COUNCIL MEETING.]
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
J. H. Land, digging grave for pauper child: $2.00.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
J. H. Land, digging grave for city poor: $4.00.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
Another Ticket. Some twenty or thirty greenbackers met at the Courthouse last Saturday and nominated a ticket as follows: For Sheriff, J. F. Teter; Treasurer, Adam Walck; Register, H. J. Sandfort; Clerk, C. C. Crow; Surveyor, Chas. McClung; Coroner, Jas. Land. The members of that party in the east commissioners district are to meet at Burden next Saturday, to put up a candidate for commissioner. Two speakers in the meeting denounced both the Republican and Democratic parties on an entirely new and accredited plan.
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1883.
Johnson & Bosley have opened a new quarry on J. H. Land’s place a little northeast of town, have purchased a steam engine and all the necessary fixings, and propose to furnish the best of dimension and building stone for the million at rates that will encourage builders. They are energetic gentlemen and builders will do well to see them before contracting for rock.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
SUMMARY OF THE VOTE OF THIS COUNTY.
Total vote cast: 4,245
Average Republican vote: 2,345
Average Democratic vote: 1,688
Average Anti-Monopoly vote: 222
Average Republican plurality: 640
Average Republican majority: 455
Capt. Hunt is highest on Republican ticket: 2,524
Geo. Eaton is highest on Democratic ticket: 1,773
J. H. Land is highest on Anti-Monopoly ticket: 277
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Recap: Official vote of Cowley County, Kansas, November 6, 1883.
For Coroner: H. W. Marsh, R, 2365. Plurality 792.
W. I. Shotwell, D, 1573.
J. H. Land, G, 277.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
Talesman: J. H. Land.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
BIRTH. Last Friday was truly “Good Friday” to Mr. J. H. Land of this city. It almost overwhelmed him with new and good things and showed up the productiveness of grand old Cowley in all its glory. On that day a bouncing new boy made an appearance at his house, the old mare brought in a fine colt, his cow had twin calves, a sow had ten pigs, ten pups made their advent, the old cat took the biscuit with ten kittens, and, in order to keep ahead of the procession and get the early worm, the speckled hen hatched out sixteen chickens. Talk about productiveness! If any man can show a better increase for one day, let him trot out and produce his credentials. This looks a little incredible, but the whole outfit are living and doing well and Mr. Land can show up everyone of the “newcomers.”
Auditor’s Report for May.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Juror’s fee: $6.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
Uncle Jimmy Land is happy, though he might be happier. His fine Norman mare was presented with a fine colt at daylight Saturday. He says it is the finest colt he ever saw. If it had been a mare, he had a standing offer of $40 for it as soon as born.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
The Third Annual Exhibition of the Cowley County Fair & Driving Park Association opened this morning. In the class for native draft horses the show was very large. The exhibitors were E. I. Johnson, mare and colt; J. H. Land, mare and colt; L. Stout, mares, colts, and stallion; Col. McMullen, ten mares and seven colts; F. W. Schwantes, mare; S. Allison, stallion; Frank Conkright, two stallions; J. M. Buffington, stallions; J. S. Hubbard, stallion; N. L. Yarbrough, stallion; T. P. Herriott, of Marion County, span of Norman mares.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
FOR SALE. At quarry north of the cemetery and adjoining Jimmy Land’s homestead, rubble stone at 50 cents a two horse load. J. B. Conklin, manager Winfield Stone and Brick Company.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
Frank Manny has again got to courting, this time in Judge Turner’s court, for shooting his gun too close to Jimmy Land’s fowls. The trial is set for tomorrow. Frank will plead not guilty.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
Frank Manny’s police court case, on charge of Jimmy Land, for shooting too close to Jimmy’s feathered birds, was dismissed, it being an erroneous prosecution. The Mayor had given Frank permission to shoot in that neighborhood. Jimmy put up the cost.
THE JUSTICE MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
James H. Land vs. Monroe Marsh—service applied and judgment by default for $408.65, with interest at 7 per cent and costs and sale of attached property.
RKW had the following note...
The Winfield Courier of March 12, 1890, reported the death of James H. Land without giving any details.