THE WINFIELD COURIER, FROM JULY 5, 1883, THROUGH AUGUST 16, 1883 (2024)

THE WINFIELD COURIER.
[FROM JULY 5, 1883, THROUGH AUGUST 16, 1883.]
D. A. MILLINGTON, EDITOR.
ED. P. GREER, LOCAL EDITOR.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

SOUTH FAIRVIEW ITEMS.

Will Beard has gone to Cherryvale for a time.

Mr. Tonkinson will thresh some of his wheat in the field.

Some of Fairview's young ladies will attend the Normal this summer.

Farmers of this part are expecting Mr. Oll Pratt to do their threshingthis season.

Mr. Joseph Curfman's are being visited by their nephew and niece, Mr.and Miss Taylor of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bert Limbocker has bought for himself another fine buggy. There mustbe some money in his business.

Mr. Tonkinson has bought a fine Plano binder to cut his wheat crop. Mr.Tonkinson has eighty acres of fine wheat this year.

Everybody gathered up themselves and went down to the circus, the mostof them wishing they had their half dollar back after they had returnedhome.

Plenty of hot weather and plenty of hard work. Everybody busy harvestingtheir splendid crop of wheat. Rust has hurt the wheat in some parts verybadly, though a fine yield is expected.

"Julia" of the Telegram gave us a racket regarding ourstatement of the flood, saying "it was false." Now we think Juliawas off, and if it is necessary, we can give her a man in every townshipwe mentioned that will back us in our statement. We think, Julia, as busyas times are, you would find something else to do other than write suchfrivolous stuff for a newspaper. ROB ROY.

[GEN. CROOK.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

General Crook has been ordered east by the Secretary of War for consultation,as to the final disposition of the captured Apaches. The War Departmenthas received no official information of the arrival of the captives at SanCarlos, and no instructions to send them there will be sent to General Crook.

[AD.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Parsons Purgative Pills make new rich blood, and will completelychange the blood in the entire system in three months. Any person who willtake one pill a night from one to twelve weeks may be restored to soundhealth, if such a thing is possible. Sold by Quincy A. Glass, Winfield.

[NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Recap of Notice before S. L. Gilbert, a Notary Public, at Winfield, onJuly 24, 1883, re Henry Colyer, D. S. No. 24903, for the W half of SW quarter& SW quarter NW quarter of sec 34 & NE quarter SE quarter of sec33, twp 33 S, R 5 East, naming as witnesses of his continuous residenceupon, and cultivation of said land: Sam'l. Alexander, J. C. Colburn, A.V. Colburn, and R. A. McCamey, all of Winfield. R. L. WALKER, Register.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Recap Assignee's Notice in the matter of the Assignment of Ira L. McCommon,for the benefit of his creditors. Frank W. Finch, Assignee, on September25, 1883, in the office of District Clerk commenced adjusting and allowingclaims against the said Estate of Ira L. McCommon, an insolvent debtor ofWinfield.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Administratrix's Notice. In matter of Estate of James E. Platter, deceased.NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Nannie J. Platter was on June10th, 1883, by the Probate Court of Cowley County, State of Kansas, appointedand duly qualified as Adminis- tratrix of James E. Platter, deceased. NANNIEJ. PLATTER, Administratrix, J. E. Platter.

Winfield, Kansas, June 21, 1883.

[PROHIBITION.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

How Prohibition Kills Winfield.

As an illustration of how prohibition is ruining the business of Winfield,we call attention to the statement of business of the Winfield Bank as comparedwith the statement a year ago which will be found in the local columns ofthis issue. We might remark that the excitement produced last winter bythe saloon petition and Hackney's reply led to a change of banks by a considerablenumber of depositors, many prohibitionists going to the Winfield Bank andanties going to Read's Bank. The Winfield Bank increase is:

Cash and exchange on hand: $15,993,92.

Loans and discounts: $10,843.54

Deposits: $79,719.57

Capital and surplus: $10,000.00

The business of the Winfield post office is another illustration of theeffects of prohibi- tion. The postal receipts show an increase in the fiscalyear just ended over the last before of $1,108.28 and $1,506.21 over twoyears ago. The following are the yearly receipts for the last six years(the year ending June 30).

1878, $2,783.10; 1879, $4,325.49; 1880, $7,079.36; 1881, $7,071.45; 1882,$7,467.38; 1883, $8,577.98.

The first year and half the second year above were under the Kelly administration.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

ABOUT CRANKS.

Poor Bill Hackney has gone into the crank business. Wichita Times.

He should have taken warning from the awful fate of T. J. Shelton. Butas Hackney does not drink, he may escape Shelton's fate.

[PUBLIC DEBT.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

STILL PAYING OFF THE DEBT.

The reduction of the principal of the public debt during the last fiscalyear was $137,225,000. At this rate the United States will be out of debtin thirteen years. But what are the people of the United States going todo with all their surplus money?

[AD.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Jno. D. Pryor, buys and sells real estate. Also writes fire, life, tornado,and windstorm insurance. [Had lands listed for sale in ad.] Call on or address,JNO. D. PRYOR, Winfield, Kansas.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Hon. R. F. Burden was in the city Monday.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

H. G. Fuller left for a month's visit among relatives in New York, Monday.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Rev. Hickok filled the Baptist pulpit Sunday, during the convalescenceof Rev. Cairns.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

S. M. Webber on 9th Avenue in Mr. Legg's house, wants a girl to do generalhousework in a small family.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mrs. E. M. Reynolds is enjoying a visit from her parents, Mr. and Mrs.Workman, of Norra Springs, Iowa.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

J. B. Lynn starts for Colorado with his wife and babies this week. Hisfolks will spend the summer there.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mr. G. S. Manser has the first ripe peaches of the season. He pickedseveral from trees in his garden Sunday.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

$39.00 gets you a round trip ticket to Santa Fe, good until August 31st.Consult with R. R. Agent at Santa Fe.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

There were three funerals last Thursday, all of them being little children.The hot weather is very hard for the little folks.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

W. W. Limbocker brought in samples of his Alfalfa clover which seemsto show that Alfalfa is a "big thing" in this county.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Dr. Wilson and wife came in last week. The Doctor will return East soon,leaving Mrs. Wilson here during the summer.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mrs. Eby and daughter are visiting with Mrs. E. C. Seward. Mrs. Eby isa resident of Moulton, Iowa, and a sister of Mrs. Seward.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mrs. W. P. Hackney returned home from Las Vegas, New Mexico, last week,after a stay of four weeks. She is much improved in health.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Rev. Kelly, of Wichita, was in the city Mondaycome down, perhaps, toobserve the effects of prohibition on a Wichita man's constitution.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Rev. Fleming filled the Presbyterian pulpit Sunday evening. He is aneloquent, forcible preacher, and his discourses are full of pith and point.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mr. M. Christopher brought us in a lot of magnificent gooseberries, theproduct of his bushes. They were unquestionably the finest we have everseen.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The street commissioner is doing some long-needed work on Ninth Avenue,near the Courthouse. The street at that point is being filled up with dirtfrom the Torrance-Fuller building.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Last week W. A. Lee was offered by an Eastern firm 50 cents royalty oneach plow built, for the right to build his attachment to sulky plows, andthat they would start by building 1,000 plows. Mr. Lee refused the offer.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mr. Ludolph Holcomb of Pleasant Valley Township brings us a half bushelof the "boss" potatoes of the season, being large, fair, ripe,and mealy. L. H. is one of the farmers of whom the county may well be proud.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The Baptist folks entertained a very large number of citizens at theirfestival Friday evening. Raspberries and ice cream were served in abundance.The beautiful church was filled until a late hour with the gay and happycrowd.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

H. B. Lacey was present when the Commissioners met to condemn the waterprivilege last week. He thought they had power to make him move his hogsand was on hand to defend his rights. The hogs will not be moved at present.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Last week Miss Ella Kelly was tendered and has accepted the assistantprincipalship of our public schools. This is a deserving compliment to thelady's intelligence and many accomplishments. She is a graduate of our publicschools.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

L. J. Darnell of Silverdale called on Saturday. His first remark was"I am not a candidate for Register of Deeds." We do not know abetter man for that or any other county office. He is a rustler and whateverhe attempts to do is always thoroughly well done.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

A cowboy came near being killed at the Bobbitt barn on East Ninth AvenueSaturday. He lassoed a wild pony and while the animal was plunging about,the lasso became entangled about his legs and he was dragged around thelot some time before being released.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

J. W. Pierce brought in last Saturday some corn stalks raised near theArkansas in this county which are beginning to tassel and are ten feet highto the end of the tassel. He has 65 acres all nearly as good as the samplesbrought us, and as much more not quite so good.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

R. E. Hicks, late of Cambridge, has started a new paper in Grenola namedthe Grenola Chief. R. E. is an accomplished newspaper man, and givehim a good town where there is plenty of business and he will make a successevery time. The first number is before us and comes out in good shape.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

We took a trip Friday to Arkansas Citythe first for a number of months.The improve- ment was striking. Through the courtesy of Major Sleeth, weviewed the city from the top of "Highland Hall," a splendid newopera house in process of erection. The scenery was lovely. Spreading outat our feet was the little city, with its hundreds of pleasant homes emboweredin leafy clouds of maple and cottonwood, while away in the distance thecourses of the Walnut and Arkansas, marked by a dark green line throughwhich their waters gleamed like sheets of silver, came crawling along downpast the town until the two met below. Back of this were the green prairies,dotted now with a darker spot of waving corn, again broken by a stretchof trembling gold, already falling before a busy harvester. It was a scenewhich only Kansans can enjoy, and a scene at its best only in our favoredstate. The city is enjoying a "boom" of no small dimensions. Manynew residences are going up and new business blocks are being projected.Messrs. Sleeth and Farrar have plans completed for a large and handsomebank. The designs are elaborate and the building will be one of the finestof the kind in the State.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

DIED. Among the sad events of last week, was that of the death of a littlechild of M. H. Snyder. At the time of its death, Monday, the father wasat his ranch in the Territory, and although efforts were made to conveyword to him, yet the high water prevented the couriers reaching him. Thebody was embalmed and held until Thursday morning when it was laid awayin our beautiful cemetery. The father returned home the afternoon of Thursday,not knowing of the death and burial until reaching the city. The friendsassisted in every expression of kindness in this bereavement.

Three little children of nearly the same age were laid in their graveson the same day.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The Courier Band gave an open air concert Friday evening from the stepsof the Winfield Bank building. It was made in accordance with the programpublished last week. All the pieces were delightfully rendered and the musicwas highly appreciated by all who heard it. During the concert the streetwas filled with buggies and carriages whose occupants stopped to take inthe treat. Several of the overtures rendered were composed by Mr. Geo. Crippen,their leader, and are very fine. The progress of the Band is a matter ofcongratulation to every citizen. We understand that the open air concertswill be regularly continued during the summer.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

A bid for the furnishing of hose and hose carts received by the cityclerk discloses the fact that it will take about two thousand dollars tofurnish the city with hose and carts with which to utilize their water privilege.Fifteen hundred feet is the amount of hose required, and 90 cents per footin Chicago is the price asked. The hose carts will cost $175 each, and nozzlesand fixtures a hundred more. Rather expensive, but they would be excellentthings in a Fourth of July parade.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mr. Robt. Allison, of Winfield, spent a day or two in our town, thisweek, on business. He is a very agreeable gentleman, and we hope he willvisit our town often. Mr. Allison has purchased a half interest in GrandSummit and will immediately commence the erection of several dwelling houses,a store building, and a blacksmith shop. M. L. Robinson, cashier of M. L.Read's bank at Winfield, also owns a half interest in the town site. GrenolaChief.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Messrs. Gale, Burden, and Sleeth, the commissioners appointed to condemnthe water privilege for the Water Company, met Thursday and made the awards.Bliss & Wood were allowed twenty dollars as their share of the damage,the Tunnel Mill ten dollars. None of the mills were present to put forwardtheir claims and it is understood will contest in the courts the right ofthe Water Company to take what they have before legally acquired.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

One of the prisoners in the jail made a break for liberty Sunday afternoon.Deputy Taylor was taking him out to the pump for water, and while his attentionwas called away, the prisoner dropped the bucket and ran. Taylor chasedhim three blocks, made the best time, and caught his man. During the raceseveral shots were fired from a small pistol. The prisoner's name is Askensand he is in for stealing a watch from about Cambridge.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Frank Jennings introduced to this office last Monday a full company ofcapitalists, statesmen, and professional men from his old town, Delaware,Ohio. As nearly as we can recollect their names, they were Mr. Glover, Mr.Neff, Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Stevens, and Senator Marriott. Frank says theycollectively represent more brains and money than is often found with sosmall a company.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

We suggest that the street and alley committee of the Council constituteitself a "smelling committee" for a day and take a turn throughthe streets and alleys of our city. There are about a thousand differentsmells arising from some quarters that need investigating. Rotten vegetablesand decaying dogs are not healthful adjuncts to a growing city.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The parents and teachers of the Sunday school gave the pupils a socialat the Courthouse Thursday evening. It was very live and very pleasant andsuch tearing around and "havin' fun" among the little folks wehaven't seen for a long time. The writer dropped in for a minute and foundan invoice of ice cream and cake waiting him.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Dr. C. L. Dunn, late from Ohio, has located in Winfield and has his officeover Mann's store. He is a pleasant gentleman and will doubtless make asuccess in battling with the physical ills of life.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

James H. Tallman, of the firm of Geo. W. Moore & Co., of Hartford,Connecticut, for whom a very large amount of money has been loaned in thiscounty, is paying Southern Kansas a business visit. He is highly delightedwith the climate.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mrs. Dr. Taylor has arrived from Philadelphia, and now the masculinemember of the firm is happy. Mrs. Taylor is a very interesting lady andwill be an acquisition to Winfield, both professionally and socially.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The Courier Cornet Band serenaded Miss Nellie Hammer at the residenceof M. L. Read, after practice Tuesday evening, and were complimented bythe ladies with handsome bouquets.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The Dexter folks came over for one of the cannon Monday and propose tohave a rousing time. Judge McDonald will deliver the oration, and of courseit will be a fine one.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Justin Porter left Tuesday after a two week's stay in Winfield. How soonhe will return no one knoweth, but we will wager a linen duster and a fanthat it won't be long.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

P. H. Albright & Co., will pay $1.00 per foot for the tallest stalkof corn brought to their office on or before Sept. 1st. Corn to be grownin Cowley County.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Several horses came over from Burden Tuesday to take part in the raceson the Fourth. About ten horses will enter for the different purses.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The trade dollars have been tabooed by the banks in the east, but forthe present our banks will take them at eighty-five cents.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

George Walker is back again for a week before returning to Arizona. Hewill be one of the attractions at the celebration today.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Fresh ground Graham Flour, White Corn Meal, and Feed always on hand atKirk's mill, West of Lynn's Store.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger spent Sunday in Wichita with friends.

[WINFIELD GUN CLUB.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The weekly tournament of the Winfield Gun Club came off Thursday afternoonon the old fair grounds. The shooting was not so good as usual. The followingis the score:

Jas. McLain 1-14; W. J. McLain, 1-12; J. N. Harter, 0-14; Frank Manny,1-10; C. C. Black, 1-13; Ed. P. Greer, 1-10; C. E. Steuven, 1-10; FrankLockwood, 1-9; T. H. Soward, 1-9.

[WINFIELD BANK.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Statement of the Condition of the Winfield Bank, Winfield, Kansas, atthe Close of Business, June 30th, 1883.

RESOURCES.

Loans and discounts ............................................ $167,904.90

Bank and fixtures ................................................ 10,108.18

Cash ........... $58,695.90

Exchange.... 45,386.01 $104,081.91

TOTAL RESOURCES: $282,094.99

LIABILITIES.

Deposits .......................................................................$220,531.37

Capital stock ...............................................................50,000.00

Surplus ........................................................................10,000.00

Profits .........................................................................1,563.62

TOTAL LIABILITIES: $282,094.99

I, J. C. McMullen, President of the above named bank, do solemnly swearthat the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.J. C. McMULLEN, President.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of July, 1883.

[SEAL] C. E. FULLER, Notary Public.

For comparison we copy the statement at the close of business, June 30,1882.

RESOURCES.

Loans ................................................ $127,061.36

Bank building and fixtures ............... 10,900.68

Cash ................... $28,335.07

Exchange ........... 29,752.92 58,087.99

TOTAL RESOURCES: $197,361.28

LIABILITIES.

Deposits ............................................. $140,811.80

Capital ................................................ 50,000.00

Profit .................................................. 6,549.48

TOTAL LIABILITIES: $197,961.28

[MARKETS.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The Markets. The markets today (Tuesday) are as follows: Wheat brings70 cents, with no perceptible difference in price between old and new. Cornbrings 26 cents. Hogs have gone down to $4.75. Produce is active at sameprices of last week.

[GREEN FARM FOR SALE.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

I offer my farm, ten miles north of Winfield, on the Walnut River, forsale. The farm consists of twelve hundred and eighty acres in all; eighthundred acres bottom land, 700 in cultivation, 100 timber, five fenced lotswell watered, balance of land is upland prairie, fenced with wire and joinstimber land and feed lots. Five dwelling houses, granary with capacity for10,000 bushels. As a stock farm it is not excelled in the state. The productionof this farm during the year 1882 was as follows:

2,000 bushels of wheat: $1,500

10,000 bushels of corn, sold: $4,000

10,000 bushels of corn, fed: $4,000

200 bushels of oats: $70

300 bushels of rye: $170

80 head hogs sold: $1,000

59 head of cattle sold: $2,900

Increased stock on hand: $500

TOTAL: $14,640

10,000 fed: $4,000

Expenses, running farm, hired labor, etc.: $3,000

TOTAL: $7,000.

NET RESULT FOR YEAR 1882: +$7,640

The figures are exact and represent just what my farm has done duringlast year. Prospects this year as good, if not better, than that. Five hundredacres in growing corn, balance in oats, millet, and other crops. The priceis $25 per acre. Call on me at the premises.

T. S. GREEN.

[WOOL.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

To Wool Growers.

At a meeting of the Wool Growers' Protective Union or association, heldat Winfield on June 17th, I was requested, or rather instructed, to callthe attention of the wool growers of Cowley County to the importance ofunited, universal, and prompt action to secure our just and much neededprotection at the hands of our representatives in Congress. Horace Greeleyremarked (when imprisoned for debt in the city of Paris) that he had alwaysbeen opposed to imprisonment for debt, but never knew just why until now.Many of us have always been in favor of a tariff for protection againstthe cheap labor and wool of other nations as well as for revenue, and likeHorace Greeley we now know just why. The change in the tariff made lastwinter, reducing the price of our wool from three to five cents per pound,brings the matter home to us. Selling wool at from 12 to 10 cents per poundis not agreeable, to say the least, and I may add unnecessary. There isno question but the wool growers of the United States have it in their powerto secure just and discriminating protection at the hands of the next Congress,and this can only be secured through a united and harmonious organi- zation,having but the one object in view, and I would most respectfully urge uponevery wool grower in Cowley County, and all interested in wool growing,to attend the meeting to be held at the Courthouse in Winfield on the 14thday of July, at which time a committee appointed at the meeting held June17, will present a constitution and by-laws for the consideration of thewool men who may attend, and I trust none will be absent.

EZRA MEECH.

[RED DOG CORONER RENDERED VERDICT.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

The new coroner of Red Dog, Arizona, held the annual inquest the othermorning and rendered the following verdict: "We, the jury, dooly swore,find that deceased kem ter his deth by the jujmint off God, fer heven kawledBill Jaxon a lier."

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Prof. E. N. Plank, of Independence, is in town and will lecture on Botanytwo or three evenings with proper encouragement. His lectures are pronouncedvery interesting and valuable.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Will Dever came down Tuesday and will spend a week among his many friendshere.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Mr. W. L. Webb returned home from a trip to Mexico and Missouri.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Rooms. Three office front rooms for rent over Wallis' store. Enquireof F. S. Jennings.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

SKIPPED POETRY WRITTEN BY "DAISY" RE DEATH OF REV. PLATTER.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Cedar Vale and Otter News.

Weather hot and dry. Have had no rain for over two weeks.

Attention, threshers! Not a machine in the township to thresh for thepeople.

C. M. Aley was down from Kansas City last week visiting friends in thisvicinity, but has returned.

Hon. E. M. Hewins is buying all the land near town that he can. He hasalready one of the largest and finest farms in the state.

Cedarvale has a boom. Real estate has advanced 25 percent, in the lastthree months. Of course, they expect a railroad before a twelve-month.

An agent representing "The Chicago Historical Co." was aroundsome time ago and took a goodly number of orders for their great historyof Kansas.

Several candidates for the office of Register of Deeds have been aroundand most of them think they are the lucky man. Otter is waiting to see whichone has the largest "L'rl."

Hon. ____ Perkins, M. C., will orate for the "dear people"of the Vale and vicinity on the 4th, and we will say right here that weexpect it to be quite a treat to be one of his listeners.

Corn all "laid by" and tasseling. It bids fair to be the greatestcrop ever raised since the settlement of this county. The acreage is 10percent more than last year. The wheat all in shock and well headed.

The immortal marble man put in his presence last week, all the way upfrom Indepen- dence, Montgomery County. Says he can sell cheaper than "everwas." Now is the time to place a beautiful monument on the restingplaces of your departed friends.

Land and home hunters are as thick as flies and about as troublesome,with their thousand and one questions that no one doubts. Such as, "Isthere plenty of water all the year round?" and "Is there plentygood grass for stock back on the ridges," etc. OTTERITE.

[AD. BROWN & SON.]

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

AD. BROWN & SON are handling the KING PAINT, ready mixed, the bestPaint ever manufactured. It will never wear off and has a much clearer,brighter color than the lead paints commonly used. There has been too muchshoddy paint thrown on the market and THE KING is rapidly showing its superiority.When purchasing paints, don't fail to use it. Their stock of WALL PAPERis large and embraces the latest designs. Everything kept in stock pertainingto a FIRST CLASS DRUG STORE.

[HACKNEY.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

THE ANIMALS STIRRED UP.

Senator Hackney's letter to the Capital scoring the leading men(?) of Topeka, who organized to prevent the enforcement of law, has causedso much comment that we copy it in this issue. Sol Miller, the veteran editorof the Troy Chief, is the most violent in denouncing that letter.He calls on the fool-killer to come and kill Hackney for a crank. Sol hatestemperance men and, more particularly temperance women, temperance lecturers,and those who urge the enforcement of the law, worse than he does the devil;and when one of them appears to him, it has the same effect on him as ared flag has on a mad bull. He snorts and bellows and paws the ground andpitches into the offender. To him, the saloon keeper is the highest typeof a free man.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

SENATOR HACKNEY ON NULLIFICATION.
Letter to the Capital.

The late meeting at Topeka, which openly defied the law, was a crimeagainst Kansas, an impudent, brazen, and infamous piece of treason, andeveryone of the miserable and disloyal whelps and whipper-snappers engagedin or aiding and abetting the same ought to be sent to the penitentiary,where they would have reason to learn that the only safety for republicaninstitutions is obedience to law and reverence for the constitution of ourfathers.

Kansas poured out without stint the blood of her best men in behalf ofliberty and law, while these jackals of society, these ghouls of liberty,with the impudence of the harlot and the recklessness as of an abandoned,state their names and the cause for which they fought, and openly denouncein the capital of the state the sacred constitution of the people.

Why? Simply that some may sell liquor while others may escape taxationthereby.

I am not a strict believer in Hell, but if there is none, then the originatorof the universe was not fully alive to the needs and requirements of hiscreation and the age we live in. When we look back over the history of thepast, when we examine the conflicts for ages between the votaries of libertyand the practices of those whose acts and lives take fast hold upon hell,when we see how liberty in these conflicts has always been worsted, andwhen we remember that the downfall in every instance was accelerated byjust such defiance as the late hoodlum convention at Topeka, I am amazedthat any man who appreciates the full measure of the grand blessings wenow enjoy can keep quiet under the gratuitous and criminal insult offeredby that miserable and characterless rabble to the constitution and lawsof the state made famous by the life and death of John Brown and the heroismof James H. Lane.

For my part I think everyone of them should be tried for treason.

There is no use in being mealy-mouthed about this matter. That meetingwas a crime against the laws of the state. It was a stab at the libertywe enjoy, and the child is now born who will see this nation rocked fromthe center to the circumference over the question here involved. It is nottemperance. It is not prohibition now. But it is the great question of preservation.

The question is, can this governmentcan the liberty we enjoysurvive suchassaults, and if so, how long? Is the will of the majority to be ruthlesslytrampled down to propitiate a red nosed rabble charlatan sympathizer? Arethe lovers of law and liberty to be trampled under foot, that a characterlessvillain may be permitted to sell rum? Is the constitution to be sneeredat, and the laws made to enforce it to be trampled under foot, that themiserable money changers of Topeka may escape the payment of taxes to defraythe expenses of the law in protecting their miserable carcasses from theknife of the assassin, and their property from the unlawful touch of therobber? W. P. HACKNEY.

[WOOL.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The New York Tribune, commenting upon the hypocritical Democraticdenunciation of Republicans for the reduction of the tariff on wool, says:

"The reduction of the duty on wool was finally made by Democraticvotes. In the senate when Mr. Sherman made his last most earnest effortto have the duty on wool raised more nearly to the present rate, sixteenRepublicans and Mr. Davis, of Illinois, voted against it, while of the Democraticsenators only three voted for the motion and twenty-six against it. Thiswas the last and decisive vote on that question, and it is unspeakable impudencefor Democrats to denounce the reduction of the duty on wool as the act ofa Republican con- gress. In that case, as in some others, the Republicanswere divided, though the majority favored the higher duty, and the resultwas determined by the almost solid vote of the Democratstwenty-six for andonly three against reduction."

[PONCA SCHOOL.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

PONCA SCHOOL.

J. W. Hall has handed us the letter copied below. The samples of writingreferred to would do credit to white boys of the same age.

PONCA AGENCY, Indian Territory, June 30, 1883.

MISS WHITMAN: I enclose herewith some samples of writing, that generalinformation of the school you can gain. The important part is the attitudeof the tribe towards education and its full support of this school, as anevidence of progress in civilization; also their sup- port and interestin Sabbath services and general good conduct, farming, stock raising, etc.

The school building, 80 x 40 feet, with two wings, gives good accommodationfor 75 pupils. The past year's attendance was 6638 boys and 28 girlsoutof a total population of 535 persons in the tribe, and attendance has beenregular. The progress in studies has been excellent, and discipline fullyas good or better than in a white school of the same size and class. Theboys have cultivated 20 acres of land in corn and garden, and have madea little money by the sale of surplus vegetables; they also have been usedin all work of school which they could docaring for their own rooms, wood-chopping,etc. The girls assisted in all kinds of housework and cooking.

The progress and condition of this school well illustrates the greatchange that has taken place within the past ten years in the attitude ofthe tribe towards education. In almost every way they are tending towardsthe status and civilized methods of the whites. The greatest obstacle, perhaps,is the low plane assigned to women, and which can only be changed by continualefforts of the character now being used.

If your friend should think it practicable from information obtainedto get up an item, I ask that it be a calm statement of facts, and not toomuch theory, as frequently indulged by parties who write on Indian affairs.H. J. STANDING, Superintendent.

[GEN. CROOK.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

General Pleasanton says the only mistake General Crook made during hislate campaign against the Indians was in not leaving the captured hostilesin the care of the Mexicans, who would have given them a pleasant passageto the happy hunting grounds.

[LARGEST CATTLE RANCH IN THE WORLD: CHARLES GOODNIGHT.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The largest cattle ranch in the world is said to be that of Charles Goodnight,at the head of Red River, in Texas. He began buying land four years ago,securing 270,000 acres at 35 cents per acre. In the meantime, the pricehas advanced from $1 to $2 per acre, but he is still buying, and controls700,000 acres. To enclose his landed possessions 250 miles of fencing isrequired. Mr. Goodnight has a herd of 40,000 cattle.

[PROHIBITION.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

TOPEKA'S DEGRADATION.

The measure of Topeka's shame was not full until last week when two ofthe county commissioners of that county unanimously voted a resolution requestingthe county attorney to bring no more suits against persons for violatingthe liquor laws unless the complaining witnesses first give ample securityfor the costs.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

NOT A FAILURE.
Some Figures.

Some of our anti-prohibition friends have taken the trouble to make anestimate of the amount of beer that is brought into this city, with theview of showing that prohibition does not prohibit, and that we are no betteroff without saloons than we should be with. They state that 40 cases ofbeer were landed in Winfield July 3rd, and estimate that 180 cases werebrought in during the last week before the 4th, and 1300 cases in all duringthe last year. Of course, the estimates are stretched up as high as possible,but for the sake of the argument let us assume that they are correct. Thisbeer, they admit, is mainly ordered by men for their own consumption andis delivered around to private houses, yet some of it is sold in violationof law. They tell us that this beer costs laid down here three and a thirddollars a case. This would amount to $4,000 a year for the 1300 cases. Theamount of whiskey brought here is admitted to be very light in proportionto the beer, and as it is probable that most of these men who procure beerin this way would still do so if we had open saloons, it is a very liberalestimate that $4,000 a year will cover all the expense for all kinds ofliquors brought to this city for others than saloon keepers, in excess ofwhat would be brought directly to them if we had saloon keepers.

Now, before the law went into effect we had five saloons which paid alicense of $500 dollars each, and made money. These saloons took in fordrinks at least an average of $4,000 each per year, estimated as follows:

Paid license, $500; Rents, $600; Wood and light, $200; Repairs and fixtures,$200; Assistant's wages, $800; Living of principal, $1,000.

NET PROFIT: $700.

Five saloons at $4,000 each make $20,000 per annum paid to the saloonsfor drinks before prohibition, against the possible excess of $4,000 paidmore than formerly to other than saloons for liquor since prohibition tookeffect, and you show that prohibition has reduced the consumption of intoxicatingdrinks here at least $16,000 per annum, or 80 percent. Is there any reasonto believe we would be any better off in a business point of view if that$16,000 per annum were still expended for liquor? It is not now paid outfor groceries, dry goods, furnishing goods, and in all the various othertrades, furnishing business for tradesmen and the necessaries, comforts,and even luxuries of life to the families of the earners of this money?Then, our merchants used to lose more bills because of selling on credit,and their debtors spending their money for liquor, where unable to pay.

Again, these men who save the $16,000 of their earnings by not spendingit for liquor do not spend their time at the saloons as much as formerlyand have more time to work. They are also in a better condition to work,and earn a great deal more money than formerly. The $10,000 saved does notbegin to tell all of their savings, one way and another, because of theenforcement of the law. They save the expenses of lawsuits, prosecutionsfor assault, drunkenness, etc. They save black eyes and bloody noses. Theywave health and character, and probably the most of them can command muchhigher wages than they could before.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

Mr. Lucas is attending the Normal.

As busy as a bee is every thrifty farmer.

Mrs. Samuel Marling has treated herself to a new sewing machine.

Mr. and Mrs. Morse of Winfield visited Mr. and Mrs. Wolf recently.

There was quite a display of fireworks in Salem the evening of the 4th.

Miss Etta Dalgarn is spending a week with her brother and wife in Winfield.

Mr. Pixley says he has the finest oats in the county. Guess he has notbeen all around.

A good part of the time Mr. Vance has been running his self binder bothat day and part of the night.

I am glad to see the spicy news from Prairie Home. May he and his "wife"find lots of newsbut they must not neglect the babies.

Rev. Graham had the pleasure of uniting another happy couple at WalnutValley July 2nd; reports a good time, plenty of goodies and fun.

Miss Hartley talks of soon leaving Salem for her home in Sedgwick. Weknow her sister, Mrs. Kelly, will miss her sadly, and others will also.

School is out, and though the pupils bade Miss Randall good-bye withreluctance, yet they seem glad to be free from the arduous duties of schoollife.

Messrs. McMillen, W. B. Hoyland, and Louis Rising have indulged in anew wagon apiece, and the two latter ones are ready to take their girlsriding if they can be found.

Olivia has received some very beautiful bouquets and other tokens ofgood will from young girl friends lately. They are thankfully received andfully appreciated, dear girls. May you always find flowery paths in life'sjourney.

At present most of the cutting and binding is done, and a very few havestacked their wheat. The fair partners of the farmers' joys and sorrowsare not idle by any means, but dish up the steaming vegetables and othergoodies to the tired husbandmen, and work diligently to find time for reading,writing, and chatting.

I was requested to make corrections in regard to the wedding presentsof Mrs. McClelland as given by "Susie" in the Telegram. Althoughconsiderable time has elapsed since then, I have not written since the requestwas made, so with your permission, Mr. Editor, I will comply.

From Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Lacey, of Indianapolis, Indiana, a pair of Damasktablecloths, one dozen napkins, and half a dozen towels.

Miss Allie Johnson, crystal fruit dish.

Miss Etta Johnson, crystal water pitcher.

Arthur Palmer of El Dorado, silver cake basket.

Dinner castor, T. S. Pixley.

Pickle castor and sugar spoon, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley McEwen.

Pair of silver fruit stands, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Johnson.

Silver butter dish, Miss Donna Edwards of Greenville, Michigan.

Silver spoons, Mr. and Mrs. D. Bovee.

Butter knife, Miss Jennie Van Vorst of Schenectady, New York.

Basket with flowers, Frank Pixley.

Independence day was duly observed in Salem. Some of the youngsters tookthe train for Winfield on the evening of the 3rd, and anticipating a finetime, all went off in excellent spirits.

On the morning of the Fourth the stars and stripes were seen floatingto the Kansas breeze in the door yard of Mr. McMillen, and the young menstriking out to find their "Biddies" with baskets filled to overflowingwith all sorts of delicacies, and the good mothers, wives, daughters, husbands,children, and all soon assembled at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.McMillen, and croquet and swinging were indulged in until the time to dine,when all repaired to the table bountifully filled, and partook of the viandsthat were delicious; lemonade and coffee were served, and candy of the bestquality, and plenty in quantity was fully disposed of. Singing and musicwere also on the program, and late in the afternoon all dispersed and soughttheir homes, declaring they had enjoyed themselves splendidly.

On the evening of the 4th a merry party assembled in the new home ofMr. and Mrs. Earnest Johnson, to dedicate it, we presume. All were invitedguests, and Olivia was among the number. Although she never dances, shecould take notes, help dispose of the delicious cake and excellent ice cream,and then serve awhile as a "poor faded wall flower." Only thirtywere invited, and as quite a number did not put in an appearance, therewas plenty of room in their nice new home for those that were there to spreadthemselves, and I think I can say truly that I never saw a more orderlycompany and yet all seemingly as happy as larks. The mother, sisters, andwife of Mr. Johnson are royal entertainers, and if all did not enjoy thegenerous hospitality of the amiable ladies, it must have been their ownfault. "Alegro" danced beautifully, notwithstanding those newshoes. Our worthy representative stayed at home and kept baby. Miss Johnsoncame off lucky, as she lost a ring but was fortunate in finding it. OLIVIA.

[NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

[Skipped Road Notices and most of the Legal Notices given. Listing afew.]

State Vs. Hamlin Barlow. Long Jury List was given.

State Vs. Charges G. Holland.

State Vs. Wm. H. Colgate. [Amount Paid...Skipping Amount Asked.]

E. S. Bedilion, clerk's costs: $30.25.

S. G. Gary, sheriff's costs: $12.70.

F. P. Pruitt, sheriff's costs: $2.50.

Witnesses:

W. G. Fuller: $24.00.

W. M. Mundy: $21.00.

E. P. Greer: $1.50.

J. J. Merrick: $17.50.

E. S. Bliss, $36.00.

B. F. Wood, $21.00.

J. C. Curry: $21.00.

J. S. Mann: $21.00.

A. Bosley: $21.00.

C. Bosley: $21.00.

J. W. Sickles: $21.00.

F. M. Webber: $21.00.

Daniel Kantz: $3.00.

C. W. Roseberry: $3.90.

Z. W. Hogue: $5.10.

Isaac Darnall: $6.00.

David Tonkinson: $2.50.

John Bobbitt: $1.50.

C. A. Bliss: $.50.

B. F. Wood: $.50.

E. P. Greer: $.50.

Geo. Rembaugh: $.50.

Chas. Bosley: $.50.

Fred Webber: $.50.

Jas. Mann: $.50.

Algie Bosley: $.50.

W. G. Fuller: $.50.

J. W. Sickles: $.50.

W. M. Mundy: $1.00.

J. C. Curry: $.50.

Other costs.

G. H. Buckman, J. P. costs: $19.95.

S. G. Gary, sheriff's costs: $51.15.

State Vs. M. Felton.

State Vs. H. L. Wells.

State Vs. D. V. Cole.

State Vs. Dennis T. Smith.

State Vs. Chas. G. Thompson.

State Vs. John Headrick.

The following claims were laid over:

C. C. Green, pauper claim: $20.00.

I. H. Bonsall, Justice and witness fees, state Vs. Milford Carson: $447.50.

I. H. Bonsall, Justice and witness fees, state Vs. Chas. Painter: $77.40.

Thomas Westfall, arresting Wm. Colgate: $15.00.

TOTAL: $159.90.

The following claims were rejected:

J. B. Harden, pauper claim: $12.55.

Witness fees in case of State Vs. Josiah Whiteman: $31.50.

J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The Normal is progressing finely and doing good work.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Squire Harvey Smith of Burden was in the city Tuesday.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The first brick building is just being erected in Belle Plaine.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Allen lost their little boy Sunday, and it wasburied Monday.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Will Grow, of Rock, has eleven hundred young chickens hatched by hispatent incubator.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

J. B. Lynn has purchased the Wells property, just north of his residence,for nine hundred dollars.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mr. W. O. Johnson came over from Humboldt on the Fourth to celebratewith his many friends here.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mr. John Devore was kicked by a mule Monday evening and had his skullmashed. He can hardly recover.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The Courier Band accepted the invitation of Miss Nellie Hammer and partookof ice cream and refreshments at Impson's, Monday evening.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Miss Julia and W. A. Smith are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. Cookand son, of Chicago. They will remain during the week, and are very muchpleased with Winfield.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

BIRTH. And now comes Bob Vermilye with the announcement that he is theproud parent of a handsome daughter. Numerous and many are the congratulationsextended by his friends here.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

DIED. Jennie Pearl, the bright year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. V.Sitton, died last Friday. It is very sad to lose these bright little gemsfrom life's coronet, but such sadness comes often.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mr. N. C. Myers' cow camp dinner on the Fourth was a towering success.N. C. displayed his skill as a cook by furnishing delicious coffee and biscuits.It was as fine a dinner as we have ever eaten.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mr. A. G. Goodrich, formerly of this city, has just returned from GrandIsland, Nebraska, and will remain in Winfield a few weeks visiting his motherand family. His health is greatly improved.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The bridge across the Ninnescah River near Belle Plaine was broken downSaturday by a herd of ponies. A hundred were driven on at once and two spansof the bridge went down, killing seventeen.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

We saw a gentleman on the train Saturday carrying a sixteen foot stalkof corn back to Indiana. He said he guessed he would settle some of hishoosier friend's skepticism regarding Kansas by "odious comparison."

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Udall has been having a regular matrimonial picnic, so to speak. Threeweddings during the past week. Considering the Fourth, the abnormally hotweather and other distracting features; this is a remarkably good record.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The body of Howard Finley was recovered last Saturday. It was found floatingin the Arkansas River, ten miles below the Kaw Agency, and was identifiedby a stencil plate on a key ring in the pocket, bearing his name. The remainswere badly decomposed, and were interred on the spot.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

A brother of Commissioner Johnson came in from Indiana Thursday and willspend the summer in Cowley. He is heartily pleased with the appearance ofthe county so far, and examined the eight foot corn and five foot oats onexhibition in this office with a good deal of interest.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

A party of gentlemen from the K. C. L. & S. K. railroad went downSaturday and brought up the remains of engineer Howard Finley, and theywere taken east Monday morning. The body was found partly uncovered andthe bones stripped of flesh by buzzards. He was identi- fied by his bootsand a bit of paper in his pocket-book bearing his name.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The committee on Fourth of July met at the COURIER office Tuesday afternoonand "settled up." After all the bills were paid, there was $31.20left in the treasury. A meeting of the subscribers will be held at thisoffice soon to decide what shall be done with the balance. This was themost successful Fourth ever held here, and it was carried on and wound upwithout friction or unpaid balances.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mr. S. D. Groom paid a visit to Stafford County this spring and spenta few days pleasantly as the guest of Frank Cox, for years one of Cowley'sleading citizens and early day commissioners. He gives us a very animatedaccount of his visit, and how our old friend has improved, both in personand in purse, since leaving Cowley. Frank's many friends here will be overjoyedto learn of his prosperity.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The Courier Cornet Band has written to Lacomte, the famous French instrumentmanu- facturer, of Paris, in reference to their new set of instruments.It is the intention of the band company to import the instruments direct,and buy the best there is made. They have three hundred dollars in the treasuryand prominent citizens have volunteered to assist in raising the amountto five hundred.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The Telegram man is fast winning the title of the "GreatOnly and Original Beer Bottle Discoverer." He has haunted the expressoffices and followed the wagons around through the dead hours of night untilhe has discovered that Winfield uses forty cases of beer a day, or ninehundred and forty bottles. He therefore urges that the "infamous fraudand monstros- ity," the prohibition law, should be repealed. He sayshis object in thus hurling columns of caustic wit and burning shafts ofsarcasm against this outrage, as he is pleased to term the law, is to havesaloons opened in Winfield and license collected therefrom. In his beerbottle record this astute editor seems to feel that he has an indisputableargument in favor of free whiskey. He says he has discovered beer and thereforethe law prohibiting it is no good and it should be licensed. But in doingthis he fails to say that he has also discovered horse thieves, murderers,and other criminals, and that therefore the law prohibiting them is no goodand they should be licensed. Were his masterly intellect capable of evolvingmore than one idea at a time, he would cease such senseless drivel; andinstead of encouraging lawless- ness and lawbreakers, would come out likea fair and honest citizen and support the laws under which he presumes tolive.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

We are informed by the Telegram that Mr. Gary has not chargedthe county up with the $12.50 expense bill contracted in his remarkableraid on the highwaymen, reported in these columns a few weeks ago. Thisis all wrong. When a bold and fearless officer goes out in the dischargeof his duty, he should be afforded every facility that will secure success.In this case the Sheriff's plans were carefully laid, and none but experiencedmen were selected. Of course, in such a large company, it was necessaryto enlist some few persons who had never been under fire; but they werebrave men, and with veterans to the right and left of them would have foughtlike tigers. The only reason that the robbers were not captured was becausethere had been no robbery. It was not the sheriff's place to see that therobbery came off all right. This part of the program belonged to the robbers,and because they failed to carry it out, our sheriff should not be compelledto pay the $12.50, and we do not think our citizens will permit it. Theywill pay it by private subscription first.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The Courier Band publishes a card in this issue which they desire everycitizen to read and remember. They propose during pleasant summer eveningsto serenade certain of our citizens. They do this as a personal complimentto such citizens, and not as a bid for ice cream, cake, cigars, or suchannoying recognition as is generally supposed to be the correct thing totender them. Under this feeling they will positively decline any such invitationsand only desire to know that you are at home. Therefore, if your front yardis invaded, don't rush out en dishabille with a bucket of soap suds, norin a white vest with a dish of ice cream and teaspoons, but just listen,and if you think the boys are doing well, encourage them on the street nextday.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

We would call the attention of the "Champion Beer Bottle Discoverer"of the Telegram to the fact that in spite of his statistics, outof the ten thousand people here on the Fourth, we did not see a single drunkenman, or hear of a disturbance of any kind, nor was there an arrest madeon that day. This is a record that we are proud of, and one that could neverhave been made with open saloons on the street. As long as his beer bottlestatistics produce no bad effect, we are willing he should figure. It willdo no harm and his brain needs rest.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

At a meeting of the Courier Cornet Band held July 6th, 1883, the followingresolution was unanimously adopted.

WHEREAS, It is the intention of the Courier Cornet Band to serenade sundryof the citizens of Winfield at different times during the summer, Thereforebe it

Resolved, That it will be impossible for the organization to beentertained by any of the citizens on the nights of serenade. A word fromthe door or a light at the window is all the recognition they desire.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

DIED. Died July 6th at 6 p.m., of cholera infantum, Freddie, infant sonof N. G. and Lou Davis, aged sixteen months.

Beautiful, darling little Freddie has "Gone to God!

Be still, sad heart! What could a mother's prayer

In all the wildest ecstasy of hope,

Ask for its darling like the bliss of heaven?

MRS. CATON.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mr. B. F. Randolph, of the firm of O'Meara & Randolph, arrived inthe city from McComb, Illinois, Friday. He is accompanied by his wife anddaughter, and will remain during the week. They are captivated with Cowley.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Riverside Park looked like it had been struck by a cyclone the day afterthe Fourth. The beautiful blue-grass was tramped into the ground, and thedebris of picnics and lemonade stands were scattered thick around.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Agent Branham has a large family at present. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, parentsof Mrs. Branham, are visiting with them and also a brother and sister ofMr. Branham. They are well pleased with our city.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

From the Emporia Republican we learn of the marriage of W. F.Edwards and Miss Willa L. Miller. Miss Miller was engaged on the Courantat this place during its short and eventful career.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

MARRIED. Married July 2nd, near Rock, and at the residence of Mr. JoeCraft, by Rev. C. P. Graham, Mr. Joel Bever and Mrs. Matilda Walck, bothof Cowley County, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at the Baptist parsonage, July 3rd, 1883, by Rev. J.Cairns, Mr. Charles A. Keir and Miss Mary Hartsel, both of Wellington, SumnerCounty, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Col. J. C. McMullen left Saturday morning for a summer vacation amongthe islands in the St. Lawrence River. The Colonel's health has not beengood of late and he needs a rest.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

J. C. Fuller and family returned from the East Thursday. Mr. Fuller'shealth is much improved and he begins to show signs of returning strengthand vigor.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Joe Mack lost a fine set of harness and saddle last Sunday night. Thethieves were very bold and did their stealing about nine o'clock in theevening.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Many of the fine overtures rendered by the Courier Band at the celebrationlast Wednesday are the compositions of Mr. Geo. Crippen, the leader.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at the Baptist parsonage June 20, 1883, by Rev. J. Cairns,Mr. Samuel H. Houk and Mrs. Clara Sarson, both of Winfield.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

DIED. Everett W., son of W. and R. Snyder, June 27, 1883, aged 22 months.

Another bud lost to earth

A flower to bloom in heaven.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

W. C. Robinson was elected a director in the Building & Loan Associationin Mr. Platter's place. J. P. Short was elected treasurer.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

BIRTH. Jas. McRorey is the proud possessor of a bran new girl. The competitionbetween the Adams and Wells Fargo is very brisk.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

E. M. Osborne left for his home in New York Friday morning and will notprobably return until next summer.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The wheat on Frank Lacey's place was threshed Monday and the yield wasthirty-five bushels per acre.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mrs. De Falk and her sister, Miss Lawrence, left for the East on a summer'stour Wednesday.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

DIED. Annie Dell, only child of Robt. and Lina Crow, June 28, 1883, aged10 months.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Sid Majors has purchased an interest in the W. A. Freeman livery business.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

[JULY 4TH.]

The Fourth.

The one hundred and seventh anniversary of the Nation's independencewas celebrated in grand style last Wednesday. The people commenced gatheringbefore sunrise, and from that time on until eleven o'clock every road leadinginto Winfield was crowded with teams, pedestrians, and horsem*n.

At ten o'clock the procession was formed on Main Street by W. J. Hodges,Chief Marshal, and marched to Riverside Park, headed by the Courier Band.

Arriving at the Park the band discoursed several patriotic tunes, afterwhich the address was delivered by Dr. T. B. Taylor. After the speech camedinner and after dinner the various games, races, etc.

The sack race was won by J. W. Bradley and the tub race by D. Quier.A twelve-year-old boy succeeded, after several attempts, in getting thefive dollar gold piece on the top of a greased pole. In the glass ball shootthe high honors were divided between Jas. McLain and Charlie Black.

The races were the most interesting feature. In the mixed trotting andpacing race, there were six entries. The race was won by Ed. Reed's "BlancheBelle," in 3:09 and 3:05; P. T. Walton's "Mollie," second;S. W. Phenix' "Lilac," third; Sol. Burkhalter's "Jumbo,"fourth; Dorley's "Dan," fifth; Rez Stephens' "Tinker,"sixth.

In the running race one of the riders was thrown, but the race was repeatedin the evening. A sham battle took place after the races, and in the eveninga flambeaux procession with Roman candles wound up the festivities in abrilliant manner.

It is estimated that ten thousand people were in attendance, which estimationis placed below rather than above. In fact, the "woods were full of'em."

The sickness of Col. Whiting interfered somewhat with the regular coursehe had mapped out, but everything went off smoothly. Capt. S. C. Smith,R. E. Wallis, Geo. H. Buckman, Chas. C. Black, and J. P. Baden did faithfulwork in the formation and carrying out of the program. Especially was thisthe case with Charlie Black, in whose hands the amusem*nt business was placed.

Perhaps the highest praise is due to the Courier Cornet Band. They wereout by seven o'clock and until ten o'clock at night were continually inthe harness, adding pleasure and entertainment to the vast crowd. The musicwas splendid and was highly appreciated by citizens from all parts of thecounty. We heard dozens of persons express surprise at the fact that Winfieldcould support such a band. The boys covered themselves all over with glory,and the doubters who howl that Winfield can't support a good band are heardno more.

[CREAMERY.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The Creamery.

J. P. Baden has obtained a majority of the stock in the Creamery, andwith C. C. Black and a few others, will pay off the debt and put the institutionin the best condition for business at once. Baden will run the machine andhis well known energy and business ability will insure its future successwithout any further trouble. He will pay for cream the price that farmerswould get for their butter even if first rate and in good condition, andthus farmers can save the churning and the trouble and expense of workingice, etc. The Creamery will have facilities for always making the best butterand keeping it in the best condition in any weather. Baden has made arrangementsby which he will send it to New York by the car load packed in ice at acost of a cent and a half per pound, instead of four and five cents as formerly,and he will be able to pay much higher prices than in former years and yetmake fair profits on the business. We do not doubt that the farmers willavail themselves generally of these superior facilities and furnish Badenwith cream until he "can't rest." J. P. is one of the best menfor this county that any county ever had. The tremendous amount of butter,eggs, chickens, turkeys, fruits, and vegetables of all kinds which he makesa market for is of unestimated value to this community.

[MARKETS.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The Markets. New wheat brings on the street today (Wednesday) from 73to 75 cents. Old wheat 80 cents. Corn brings 26 cents. New oats will bein the market tomorrow at about 20 cents. Hogs bring from $4.00 to $4.25.The prices went off from 60 to 70 cents on Monday and Tuesday in KansasCity and Chicago. Eggs bring 12-1/2 and butter 12-1/2.

[SANTA FE: SCHEDULE CHANGES.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

The time of the Santa Fe trains have been changed. The morning freightnow leaves at 4:08 and connects at Newton with the cannon ball train, reachingKansas City the same evening. The passenger train arrives at 10:52 a.m.,an hour earlier than formerly, It leaves, going north, at 3:17 p.m. Thefreight now goes south at 6:55 p.m.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Messrs. Jennings and Crippen are having their ten thousand bushels ofwheat ground up into flour, which they are shipping. One car-load goes toTexas today. The Tunnel Mill is doing the grinding.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Mr. S. H. Jennings picked a blackberry from his patch Tuesday that measuredthree and one-half inches around. It was mammoth.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

A gentleman from Illinois has come in with a number of fine horses andsays Burden can't take off any more purses on 3:05.

[REV. PLATTER.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Resolutions of Respect.

At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Winfield Buildingand Loan Association held this 6th day of July, A. D. 1883, being the firstsession of the Board since the decease of Rev. James E. Platter, the followingresolutions were unanimously adopted.

WHEREAS, Rev. James E. Platter, a member of this Board, and Treasurerof this Association, has, in the inscrutable dispensations of an All-wiseProvidence, been removed from us by death, Therefore be it

Resolved, That while we deeply mourn the loss of our esteemedco-laborer in this Association, James E. Platter, we will ever cherish hismemory as a man faithful to God and obedient to His commandments, honestand helpful to his neighbors, and charitable to all mankind; that we willever recall with pleasure his generous and kindly works while he dwelt amongus on earth; and that we feelingly extend our heartfelt sympathy to hisnoble wife and mother, and to his fatherless children who now so deeplydeplore the loss of their earthly protector, one who was ever an affectionatehusband, a loving son, and a kind father.

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolutions be spread uponthe records of this Association, and also printed in the city papers, anda copy be furnished the bereaved family.

A true copy. J. F. McMULLEN, Secretary.

[OBITUARY: MRS. A. C. WALKER.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Obituary.

DIED. Died at her home near Udall, Kansas, June 22nd, 1883, of typhoidmalaria, Mrs. A. C. Walker, aged 71 years, 5 months, and 22 days.

She died as one falling asleep. The record of her life God is keeping,and we will hear it read when the books are opened. Not as those withouthope do we weep, for in Christ's "little while" we will open oureyes upon the same eternal delights that have greeted hers. Many sorrowingfriends followed her to her last resting place, where she was laid by theside of her companion in the Vernon Cemetery, five miles west of Winfield.Mrs. H. H. Martin.

[POETRY FOLLOWED: I SKIPPED.]

[SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Sunday School Report.

The Secretary of the Baptist Sunday School furnishes us with the followingreport.

No. of teachers and officers: 23.

Average attendance: 19.

Total attendance of the school: 187.

The following named teachers have been present every Sunday this year:B. F. Wood, J. S. Mann, and Miss Mary E. Miller.

Roll of Honor.

The following named scholars have been present every Sunday this year.

Adult Department: J. M. Fahnestock, Mrs. Deacon Sherrard, Mrs. Dora Coe,Deacon Miller, and A. B. Arment.

Intermediate Department: Charlie Plank, Harry Hunt, Abbie Rowland, EllaGentry, Laura Herpich, and Johnny Trezise. The last named scholar has beenpresent every Sunday for more than three years.

Primary Department: Otis Wood.

The financial account for six months shows a total received of $115.91,with $89.77 paid out, leaving a balance of $26.14.

[NOTICE: WELLS FARGO.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Wanted. To contract with some party for filling a barn with hay. Applyat once to G. H. Allen, Agent Wells Fargo and Co.'s Express.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Udall Items.

MARRIED. Mr. A. S. Lightwalter of Udall to Miss Maggie Myers.

MARRIED. Mr. Joel Bever to Mrs. Mattie Walck, both of Maple Township.

MARRIED. Mr. Harold Miller, of Udall, to Miss Martha Anderson of MarionCentre.

A. S. Lightwalter escaped the tin pan tornado by "setting them up"liberally to the boys.

Capt. Nipp visited Udall recently in his own interest as candidate forthe office of County Treasurer, and left many friends who would like tosee him get there.

Mr. Charles Clark, who has been buying grain here for Messrs. Horning& Co., has been called to take charge of the Company's elevator in Winfield.Charley made many friends while here who part with him with regret. N.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

To the Voters of Ninnescah Township.

You will please take notice that the petition presented to the Boardof Commissioners of Cowley County at their July meeting, to establish avoting precinct at Udall in said township, was laid over until the 3rd dayof October, 1883, at which time the matter will be taken up for final action.Take notice and govern yourselves accordingly. J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.

[CYCLOPEDIA OF LIVE STOCK.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Cyclopedia of Live Stock.

Mr. Arthur Pomeroy has shown us a volume entitled the American Cyclopediaof Live Stock, which he will offer for sale to the farmers and stock growersof this county. It is a large volume of 1156 pages and illustrated by about600 engravings, showing all the varieties of the best blooded and gradedstock and all the varieties of care, attention, and management useful tothe stock raiser. It gives a description of the diseases and their curesand a vast amount of information valuable to those raising any kind of stock.It is edited by men celebrated for their success as veterinarians and stockraisers, and it seems to us that it fills a long felt want in this county.

[TESTIMONIALS FROM J. WADE McDONALD AND TAYLOR & PLATTER.]

[AD.]

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," allmade by the Topeka Manufacturing Co. These several machines are offeredto you, farmers of Cowley County, upon their merits only. We believe thatthey are all and each one valuable additions to the already numerous machineryto aid farmers in their work. We think the Roller Attachment for Drillsis just what we farmers want to enable us to make Cowley the banner corncounty of the State. I hope to have the honor of putting this Roller intothe hands of every large wheat raiser in the county. You will all agreethat the principle upon which it is constructed is correct. It is just whatwe need. Please give me your orders early as there is a heavy demand forthe Roller. Each Roller has to be fitted to the Drill it is to follow. Thesemachines are all on exhibition south of Mater's Blacksmith shop. Come andsee them and satisfy yourselves as to their merits. Yours, etc.

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Winfield, Kansas.

[NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Rooms. Three office front rooms for rent over Wallis' store. Enquireof

F. S. JENNINGS.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Public Sale of Short Horns. The famous Spring Creek herd of Short Horns,consisting of three yearling heifers, one two year old bull, two grown bulls,and six cows with calves, will be sold at Public Auction on the Public Squarein Winfield on Saturday, July 21st, at 1 o'clock p.m. This is the premiumherd of Short Horns in the county. A. HURST.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

I will put out one of Blunt's Press Drills on condition that user sow40 acres with Hoe Drill and 40 acres with Press Drill. I am to take forpayment of drill difference in seed wheat saved and difference in yield.W. A. LEE.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

For Sale. 200 good wethers; also 2 good Merino bucks. Miller & Hopping,Cambridge, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Recap Marie F. Pierson, Plaintiff, against D. W. C. Bellville, MarthaS. Bellville, and Winfield Bank, Defendants. On Real Estate. Henry E. Asp,Attorney for Plaintiff. Notice given on June 25, 1883.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

Recap. Lorinda Daniels, Administratrix of the Estate of John B. Daniels,Deceased. Notice of Hearing of Petition to sell Real Estate. To LorindaS. Daniels, widow of said deceased John S. Daniels; Nellie Evinger, andSarah S. Wilson, children and heirs at law of said deceased, etc. HenryE. Asp, Attorney for Administratrix.

[AD.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

JOHN EASTON, THE OLD RELIABLE GUNSMITH, is now ready to do all kindsof work. Bring your Breech-loaders and get them choked bored. Call and seethe new

DAVIS BREECH-LOADER.

Guns, Pistols, Shells, and Ammunition constantly on hand.

Corner Ninth Avenue and Millington Street, South Side.

[COWLEY COUNTY FAIR AND DRIVING PARK ASSOCIATION.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

[Skipped by me...Premium List of the Cowley County Fair and Driving ParkAssociation...Took up almost all of the Front Page.

Also skipped on Front Page The Delinquent Tax List.

[NOTICE.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

H. H. Siverd is announced as a candidate for sheriff of this county,subject to the action of the Republican convention.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Skipped Monthly Meeting of Horticultural Society, July 7. Names Mentioned:Mr. Gillett, Mr. W. A. Ela, Mr. Jennings and Robertson, Mr. N. G. Davis.President J. F. Martin. Mr. W. C. Hayden. Mr. F. A. Williams, Mr. J. P.Short, Mr. Henry Hawkins, Mr. Jacob Nixon, Secretary.

[GRACE CHURCH GUILD.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

"Roll on, silver moon, guide the traveler on his way."

But kindly permit him to stop at the residence of Mr. Robt. Beeny, onLoomis St., south, sometime between the hour of 8 and 11, on Thursday evening,19th inst., where will be found the ladies of Grace Church Guild, who assistedby their friends, will most graciously minister to his comfort and happiness.Berries, cakes, ice cream, water-ices, etc., at nominal prices. Music, pleasantcompany, small talk, and all that "sort of thing, you know," free.A general invitation.

[NOTICE.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Recap: Receiver's Sale. William L. Hands, Plaintiff, against Calvin Ferguson,Defendant, James B. Scofield, Receiver. Selling at Public Auction August4, 1883, at the hour of 1 o'clock P.M., at the crossing of Main Street andNinth Avenue, One Merts & Riddle Hearse, Nearly New.

[ADS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

DAVID H. DIX. L. JOHNSON. DIX & JOHNSON, PRACTICAL WELL DIGGERS.

Make wells in city or country. Satisfaction guaranteed. Residence on8th Avenue, eight blocks east of Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

OPEN YOUR EYES! wide and look and see that 50 CASES OF RHEUMATISM havebeen cured in Cowley and Chautauqua counties in nine months by

C. H. FISK'S PENETRATING MINERAL LINIMENT.

Sold by McGuire Bros., Winfield, Kansas, Cox & Read, New Salem, Kansas,and Kellogg & Mowry, Arkansas City, Kansas.

For particulars crop a card to W. H. H. McKINNON, Agent, Winfield, Kansas.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Henry Goldsmith left Tuesday for a trip to Missouri.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Girl Wanted. Inquire at store or residence of Quincy A. Glass.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mr. N. J. Larkin was in the city Friday and made us a pleasant call.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

BIRTH. Judge Torrance has a new girl at his housea little girl born lastweek.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Charlie Black is getting to be the big glass ball shot of the county.He rarely misses.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

James Kelly came over from Wellington Saturday and will remain here forthe present.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Forty acres of land within one mile of town to rent for wheat. Inquireof A. H. Green.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The posts all set around the fair ground and the fence will be completedin another week.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Miss Cora Berkey left Tuesday for Ohio, where she will spend the summerwith her aunt, Mrs. Wagner.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Elgie Beck was down from Wichita last week and spent several days pleasantlyamong his many friends here.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

50,000 spring chickens wanted for shipment by J. P. Baden, for whichhe will pay the highest price in goods or cash.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The new fair grounds catch all the buggies in town every pleasant evening.The track is a splendid place to drive.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mr. Geo. Cairns left for Texas Monday, where he will conduct the musicalexercises for a noted evangelist of that state.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Dr. H. H. Park is very low with pulmonary consumption and it is believedthat he cannot continue longer than this week.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mrs. Geo. H. Buckman is visiting relatives at Cherryvale and George isfeeding with the rest of the "widdys" at the Brettun.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Arkansas City and vicinity had a terrible rain Monday, the hardest ofthe year. There was no rain in Winfield to speak of.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mrs. Reed, of Harper, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Forest Noble, ofthis city. Mrs. Noble has been quite sick for the past few days, but isnow improving.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

A fine line of ladies slippers just received. I am now prepared to makepegged or sewed boots and shoes to order. Repairing doneJohn Tyner.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Wm. Trezise left on the 3 p.m. train on last Friday for Chicago to beabsent about two weeks on a visit to his many friends and to attend to somebusiness affairs.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Ladies Library Association will hold its semi-annual election of directorson Tuesday, July 31st, at 3 p.m. in the library rooms. Mrs. E. L. Trimble,secretary.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

DIED. Joseph Allen, aged nine months, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Mundy,died last Wednesday, of brain fever. The bereaved parents have the sympathyof many friends.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mr. D. R. Green, a gentleman from Illinois, has located here with a lotof fine horses. He has one, a half brother to Maud S., which is valued at$10,000. The 3:05 fellows will have to hunt their holes this fall.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The freight train going east was thrown from the track near Oak Valley,Monday. A calf caught in the trestle-work of a bridge caused the trouble.The engine and seven cars went down the embankment.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mr. J. L. Hodges lost a pocket-book containing fifty-two dollars, Saturdaymorning. He had it in his pocket in the morning, and missed it about nineo'clock. The finder should be honest enough to return it.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Our columns are crowded this week with various public matters leavingbut little room for local and editorial matter. Aside from this we haveon the hooks over twenty columns of local miscellany. For the past six monthsspace in the COURIER has been at a premium.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

DIED. July 12, 1883. Elpha E., daughter of T. A. and Sarah E. Blanchard.This is the second death in Mr. Blanchard's family this year. For threemonths his house has been afflicted by continuous sickness, resulting inthe death of his oldest and youngest. Such affliction is very hard to bear.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe will run a special train to the G.A. R. Encampment at Denver, leaving Kansas City Saturday evening, passingNewton at 7:15 Saturday morning, and arriving in Denver Monday morning.The train will be in several sections and will carry the Department officersand headquarters, bands, etc. The fare to members of the G. A. R. is $15for round trip. Those going from here will be compelled to leave Saturdayevening so as to catch the special at Newton.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

J. S. Mann has succeeded in clearing away most of his summer goods, havinghad a wonderful trade in these goods, and is now receiving his first installmentof fall goods, with which he is supplying the place of vanishing lightergoods. Mann says it is no trouble to sell goods for he can readily showjust what is wanted and please his customers with the price the first time.He is encouraged to lay in the heaviest and best stock in his line for theFall and Winter trade ever brought to Winfield. Mann is a man, and no onewanting clothing, furnishing goods, hats, etc., can afford to neglect tocall on him.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

We present to our readers this week with the opening chapters of a highlyinteresting serial from the pen of one of Cowley's most talented writers,Will J. Wilson. It is full of startling passages of rare dramatic power,and a scope of pathos and feeling rarely found bound up in one package ofmanuscript with a blue ribbon. It is entitled "Delinquent tax listfor the year 1883," and will be found on most any page for the nextfour weeks.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

We publish this week entire the premium list for the first annual exhibitionof the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association. It is a matter ofinterest to everyone and should be carefully preserved. Every farmer andhis lady in Cowley County should try to furnish something for competitionand make the best fair ever held in Kansas. The premium lists are now readyfor distribution and will be furnished upon application to the secretary,Ed. P. Greer.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The feeling over the fence and house burning in the east part of thecounty is still at fever heat. We know nothing about who were the aggressorsin the matter, but certainly the persons who steal around at night and burnproperty are without excuse and should be without sympathizers. We havelaws applicable to all such cases, and persons feeling themselves aggrievedshould appeal to them.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

MARRIED. Married on the evening of Thursday, July 5th, at the residenceof the bride's mother in Walnut Township, by Judge H. D. Gans, Mr. O. P.Latham to Miss Rebecca A. White. The groom is a resident of Emporia anda gentleman of intelligence and business ability. The bride has been a residentof Cowley for several years and leaves with the well wishes of a large circleof friends.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mr. W. M. Allison has sold the Wellingtonian to Messrs. S. L.Hamilton and Chas. W. Morse, and retires this week. He has been unusuallysuccessful and has made the Welling-tonian the leading Republicanpaper in Sumner, over an old and well established sheet. We do not knowwhat his future plans may be, but our best wishes go with him.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The Courier Cornet Band serenaded a dozen or more of the leading citizenson the east side Monday evening. The air was pure and clear, and the musicsounded very fine. The boys regret that a lack of time did not permit themto go clear around, but they will put in the next moonlight evening. Theband is improving rapidly and is an honor and credit to our city.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

A little son of W. W. Painter was severely injured last week by fallingthrough the joist of a new building, hitting his chin, and nearly cuttinghis tongue off. Dr. Dunn, a new physician here, was called. He sewed upthe wound. The operation was excellently performed and the boy is now recovering.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

On Monday the writer had the pleasure of smoking a fine Havana cigarfive months old. It was made for him on the spot by Mr. Butenath, foremanfor Wilkinson & Co., our cigar manufacturers. It was as fine an articleas Winfield has ever seen, and made from the Kansas Sumatra Tobacco.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Judge Torrance held a special session of court Monday for the trial ofcivil cases. The case of Carpenter against Winfield Township was tried.It is the case growing out of the old Winfield Township scrip. Senator Slussappeared for the defense and Jennings and Troup for the plaintiffs.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

TO OUR CUSTOMERS: We have employed Mr. F. C. Hunt to take charge of ourbooks and collections, who will call on or notify those whose accounts aredue. We hope that such accounts will be settled promptly. Very respectfully,A. T. SPOTSWOOD & CO.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

J. W. Weimer left for Yellowstone Park Monday, where he will at onceassume his duties as Assistant Superintendent. The position is an excellentone and J. W. is in luck. He will let our readers know of the Park in futureissues of this paper.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mr. Lou Broadwell brought in a Hales Early peach Saturday, which wasa perfect beauty and dead ripe. It was five inches in circumference. Mr.Broadwell has a fine orchard and in a few years his fruit production willbe no small item.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Remember that you can get a delicious dish of ice cream Friday eveningand another on Saturday evening at the room opposite the English Kitchen.The ladies of the Christian Church will serve you.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Messrs. Wilkinson & Co. from Fort Scott have opened a cigar factoryin E. C. Seward's building on Ninth Avenue. He has a large stock of finetobaccos, a competent force of workmen, and will manufacture none but goodcigars.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The United Brethren in Christ will hold a basket meeting on Badger Creekin W. H. Melville's Grove, Five miles southeast of Winfield, on Sabbath,July 29th. All are invited.

J. W. WILLIAMS, Pastor.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The Beaumont boys threshed twenty-five hundred bushels of wheat fromone hundred acres. It is splendid wheat and will bring the top market price.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The south Kansas Holiness Association will commence their third annualcamp meeting July 26th, at T. S. Green's grove. S. L. DAUGHERTY, Secretary.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Ice cream! Ice cream! One door north of Cole's drugstore Friday evening,20th inst., from 7 to 10 o'clock by the ladies of the Christian Church.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

There are thirty-five hands now employed by Mr. Maxwell, contractor,on the water mains, and the work is moving along lively.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

MARRIED. Married July 4, 1883, at the Brettun House, by Rev. P. F. Jones,Robert W. Tate and Rosa Laughlin, both of Cowley County.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

"It was out in the moonlight he met her." It will probablyhappen again, at the lawn social at Beeny's, Thursday evening.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

W. M. Allison came over Wednesday and will loaf around his old hauntsfor a few weeks. He talks some of going west.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at M. E. Parsonage, by Rev. P. T. Jones, Charles Beatyand Jennie Swindler, both of Cowley County.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The new bank will be called the "Farmers Bank" and will openthe first week in August.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Judge T. H. Soward fell down his cellar-way Sunday evening, severelyspraining his ankle.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

For luscious chocolate ice cream, go to the Guild social at Mr. Beeny's,Thursday evening.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Mr. J. A. Mentch threshed his wheat last week and secured 1278 bushelsfrom fifty acres.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

DIED. Clarence, son of Clay and Lizzie Steward, July 17, 1883, age 13months.

[REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Proceedings of the Central Committee.

The Republican Central Committee of Cowley County met at the COURIERoffice in the city of Winfield Saturday, July 14th, 1883, at half past oneo'clock p.m., and was called to order by the chairman, D. A. Millington.The secretary was ordered to call the roll of townships and the followingmembers of the Central Committee were present.

Beaver, M. S. Teter; Bolton, P. A. Lorry; Cedar, N. W. Dressie; Creswell,J. B. Nipp; Dexter, J. V. Hines; Fairview, Wm. White; Harvey, R. S. Strother;Liberty, J. A. Cochrane; Maple (Not represented); Ninnescah, W. B. Norman;Omnia, J. L. Parsons; Otter (Not represented); Pleasant Valley, Z. B. Meyer;Richland, N. J. Larkin; Rock Creek, S. P. Strong; Sheridan, J. E. Jarvis;Silver Creek, E. C. Pate; Spring Creek (Not represented); Silver Dale, L.J. Darnall; Tisdale, S. W. Chase; Vernon, Oscar Wooley; Walnut, J. Mentch;Windsor (Not represented); Winfield, 1st ward, D. A. Millington; Winfield,2nd ward, T. H. Soward.

The executive committee reported that they had paid all debts owed bythe committee. A motion that the basis of representation be one delegateat large for each township and ward in the county and one additional delegatefor each 30 votes and fraction of 15 over, cast in their township or wardfor Hon. Thos. Ryan for congress in November, 1883, was carried.

The chairman appointed P. A. Lorry, S. P. Strong, and J. V. Hines a committeeto apportion the delegates according to the basis adopted.

They reported as follows:

Delegates

Beaver, 3; Bolton, 5, etc. TOTAL 99.

The Republican County Convention was by order of the committee calledto meet at the opera house in Winfield on Saturday, September 1, 1883, at11 o'clock a.m. The committee recommends that each Township and ward inthe county hold their Republican primaries on Thursday, August 30th, at2 o'clock p.m.

On motion the committee adjourned.

T. H. SOWARD, Secretary. D. A. MILLINGTON, Chairman.

[CYCLONE: SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The Cyclone.

Mr. John McGuire visited the scene of the young cyclone in Sheridan Township,Tuesday. There were three or four of the circular columns shot down fromthe clouds. One struck the ground on Mr. Hanna's place, tearing his houseall to pieces, breaking his wagon up, pulling up the barb wire fence. Thefamily had gone over to a neighbor's stone house and fortunately escapedinjury. The damage to Mr. Hanna was a thousand dollars.

The storm then swept on and destroyed forty acres of corn and an orchardfor Mr. Wilson. It also leveled four acres of corn for Mr. Higbee.

Another of the cyclone columns came down near Mr. Mull's house on SilverCreek, swept through the bottom destroying several acres of corn and sometimber, then lifted up and disappeared.

Mrs. Hillicker's house was partly destroyed. No person was injured.

The cyclone seemed to have been confined to Sheridan Township and tohave formed in funnel shaped clouds, which darted down to the ground, demolishingeverything it struck, then lifting up. There was no regular storm trackbut only spots of devastation. The inhabi- tants of Sheridan were considerablyscared when the storm clouds began to dart around over the township, aswere the citizens of Winfield, who were all watching them. The cloud columnscould be plainly seen from this place and their antics were carefully noted.Imme- diately following the storm an immense volume of water fell. The damagedone will reach five thousand dollars.

[PROHIBITION.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

A Saloonless City.

Messrs. M. David and Wm. Park are residents of Geuda Springs, which cityby the way is located half in Cowley and half in Sumner Counties. Latelythey conceived the idea of running open saloons on the Cowley side of thestreet, which was done several days ago. On Monday County Attorney Jenningswas informed of the fact and soon had papers out for M. David's arrest.He was found in Winfield, arrested, and gave bond. The officer went overTuesday to arrest Park, but he had flown. During the day, Tuesday, therewas much feeling exhibited by citizens of the Springs over the matter, somewanting the saloons to run, others wanting them closed. The keepers mightas well move across the street or shut up shop.

[CAPT. SIVERD.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Capt. Siverd.

We would call the attention of our readers to the announcement of Capt.H. H. Siverd as a candidate for the office of sheriff of this county. Hewas a gallant Union soldier in the late war and then and ever since hasexhibited the courage, pluck, and energy which would make him the worthysuccessor of the lamented Shenneman. He is thoroughly well schooled by longexperience in such business and in every way well qualified for the office.Indeed, in this respect he has, we think, no superior in the county. Hecombines with unflinching courage a kind and noble disposition and a heartas tender as a woman's; and while he will do his duty fully, he will doit in such a way as to tone down its unpleasant features and protect theunfortunate and oppressed. His genuine kindness of heart has made him popularwherever he is known, and should he receive the Republican nomination, wepredict that the will be elected by more than an old time majority.

[POLITICS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Political Points.

Mr. W. B. Norman represented Ninnescah Township Saturday as the proxyof P. W. Smith. W. B. Norman is one of the party wheelhorses and his excellentjudgment and devotion to the interests of his party has been felt in everyconvention for the past ten years.

Saturday's central committee meeting was the largest and most enthusiasticever held in Cowley County. Republicans are wide awake and will make thedry bones of Democracy rattle more than ever this fall.

Saturday was a field day for candidates. They were on hand from the fourquarters of the county. Whatever the result of the convention may be, weare sure to have a good ticket with such timber to select from.

Mr. P. T. Walton has withdrawn from the race for County Clerk. He wouldhave made a good race and a good officer if elected. His withdrawal is understoodto be due to business complications.

Since the convention is called, candidates will now be actively engagedand farmers may as well resign peacefully when the field is invaded by asolitary horseman armed with a full history of his career and achievementsfor a quarter of a century back. It may be fun to listen to the story ofa well spent life under the baneful light of the noonday sun, but we can'tsee it.

[EXPLOSION: THRESHING MACHINE.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

An Explosion.

Mr. Oll Pratt's threshing machine engine blew up Tuesday afternoon, severelyscalding Will Short, his engineer. He was threshing on Wm. Dunn's placenear town at the time. The explosion was due to the presence of lime inthe boiler. Will Short was standing on the platform attending to the enginewhen the front bolts were blown out on him, scalding his body from the waistdown in a terrible manner.

[POLITICS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Republicans of Ninnescah Township at a meeting of the Republican CentralCommittee held in Winfield July 14, 1883, recommended that the primariesof each township and ward in Cowley County be held on Thursday, August 30th,at 2 o'clock p.m. You are therefor notified that the Republican primaryfor Ninnescah Township will be held in the schoolhouse at Udall Saturday,August 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m. sharp. July 14th, 1883. W. B. NORMAN.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

DIED. On Thursday, July 12th, 1883, of cholera infantum, Elge E., daughterof Thomas A. and Sarah Blanchard, aged 9 months and eighteen days.

"Loveliest of lovely things are they,

On earth that soonest pass away.

The rose that lives its little hour

Is prized beyond the sculptured flower." M. S.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Farmers, you can get at the Tunnel Mill the best of Flour, Bran, andShorts.

The Tunnel Mills are running. Come with your grists.

[OLD SOLDIERS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Old Soldiers' Reunion.

At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Fair Association lastSaturday, arrangements were made with a committee from the G. A. R. fora grand reunion of old soldiers in the Southwest to be held here duringthe fair. The Association will furnish camping ground, fuel, and ammunitionfor a sham battle, free, and admit all old soldiers and their families duringthe four days of the fair at 50 cents each for adults, 25 cents for childrenunder 18 and over 12. These tickets admit at all times during the four daysof the fair at a gate provided especially for them and under the controlof the G. A. R. It is thought that fully five thousand old soldiers willbe in attendance, and one of the biggest times in the history of the countywill be had. A barracks will be built in the Fair Grounds. Park and everythingput in pleasant shape for their accommodation.

[MARKETS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 75 cents per bushel; corn25 cents, oats 20 cents, and hay $3.00. Hogs bring $4.25. Produce holdssame as last week.

[LADIES: CHRISTIAN CHURCH.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

The ladies of the Christian Church, desiring to assist in furnishingthe new church building, will have ice cream and cake on sale Friday andSaturday evenings, 20th and 21st inst., at the room recently vacated byMiller, Dix & Co., one door south of Strahan's on Main Street, two doorssouth of Brown's drugstore. All are invited to come and partake.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

An attempt was made to blow open Schiffbauer Bro.'s safe at ArkansasCity Tuesday night. The burglars succeeded in getting the outside door ofthe safe open, but failed to knock the inner one. No clue to the thieves.

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Oats are threshing from 75 to 80 bushels per acre.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

From Tisdale.

The splendid rains have made us all feel good; corn is now made if wedon't get a drop more; the heavy dews will make a big crop. Look out forcheap corn this fall.

If our farmers would get stock enough to eat what they raise, Cowleywould be better off.

I notice that wheat stacks are not so plenty as they have been in formeryears; result is better houses, spring wagons, fat stock, and general airof comfort about farm houses for quiet, comfort, health, and prosperity.

Tisdale will compare with any township in the county; no fights, no beeror whiskey shops, and no doctors to do legal murder.

There is nothing new in the matrimonial line, good crops probably willfix that all right.

Nothing has developed as yet in politics. Winfield usually leads offwith young lawyers and I expect we will see them as candidates in due time.It seems that the old saying is true, "that when a boy is not goodfor anything else, make a lawyer of him; if he don't succeed, make a candidateof him."

[WOOL.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Wool Growers Meeting.

The wool growers protective association of Cowley County met at 2 o'clockp.m. S. C. Smith chosen chairman, the committee on constitution reported.The constitution was read and adopted. The following officers were elected:President, S. C. Smith; Secretary, J. C. McClelland; Corresponding, Secretary,G. E. Raymond; Vice president, Arthur Swain; Treasurer, John Stalter. Onmotion the President and Corresponding Secretary were appointed a committeeto draft a memorial to circulate for signers and present before the nextcongress, making legislation in the wool growers interest. Another was carriedto instruct the Corresponding Secretary to have printed a number of circularsand distributed among the various wool growers associations throughout thestate. Moved and carried that the COURIER and Telegram be requestedto publish the proceedings of this association. Adjourned till first Saturdayin September. J. C. McCLELLAND, Secretary.

[AD.]

Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.

Special Offer. You can get the COWLEY COUNTY TELEGRAM from now untilJanuary 1st, 1884, for 40 cents. Sample copies free. Address TELEGRAM. Winfield,Kansas.

[REV. PLATTER.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

EXTRACT.

From a Sermon Delivered by Rev. S. R. Fleming, at the Presbyterian Churchin Winfield, Sabbath Evening, July 1st, 1883.

Now, my hearers, will you bear with me for a moment longer, while I laymy tribute upon the new made grave of my nearest neighbor, in the work ofthe ministry, in our own loved churchone whom I had learned to love, I knewnot how much, until it became my sad and painful duty to minister at hisdying bed; one with whom I had stood for nine years, in the workof the Gospel ministry, in this new and rapidly developing country, andwhom I respected and loved as a dear brother and noble servant to God. Tosay that his demise has been to me a dark and inscrutable Providenceis but feebly to express the emotions I feel. The bitter cup has passed,its contents have been drained to the last bitter dregs, and faith, falteringly,reverently, is trying to say, "Thy will be done." And whilewe "veil our faces," and bow in submission to the orderings ofHim who "doeth all things well," it is but meet and proper thatwe cherish with gratitude "the memory of the just."

I first became acquainted with Bro. Platter in a students' prayer meeting,held in "Old Seminary Building," at Princeton, New Jersey; andit is very gratifying to me, now, to recall that my very first impressionsof the man were such as to lead me to conclude that whatever else mightbe said of him, he had an ardent attachment for everything which contributedto the advancement of the "Redeemer's Kingdom." And subsequentevents have proved, when thrown into more personal relations with him, inthe active work of the ministry, that my first impressions were the correctones. Though a more intimate acquaintance, in later years, led me to admirehim for other noble qualities of head and heart, yet in those prayer meetings,the glimpses I gained of the man but foreshadowed what seemed to be thegreat ruling motive of his life, "To glorify God in the extensionof His kingdom." And when near the last of his earthly life, whenbrain and heart and hand grew weary, and those moments of delirium whichpreceded his dissolution came on, his own words, as he imagined himselfto be before the Board of Home Missions, pleading for what he deemed wouldbe for the best interests of Christ's cause in the bounds of the Presbyteryof Emporia, show forth the same great motive: "My sole motive in thismatter has been to advance the interests of the king- dom of our Lord JesusChrist." How truly this was, indeed, the inspiration of his life work,those who knew him best can attest. In order that I may be brief, let mefirst mention him as a man. In the highest and fullest sense, hewas one of nature's noblemen. Endowed with no ordinary qualities of headand heart, with a strong intellect, a well balanced judgment, and a tenderheart, he impressed men, wherever he went, with the loftiness of his purpose,the truthfulness of his nature, the kindliness of his disposition, and thepurity of his life.

In the many sided intercourses of life, he was always gentlemanly andobliging. He did not lay aside his humanity when he entered upon his profession,nor assume a lofty, distant, and ministerial air, rather repelling thandrawing men to him. He loved men and mingled with them, feeling a deep interestin their welfare. As he moved among them his calm, rea- sonable, dispassionatenature revealed him to be a peacemaker, a man remarkable for healing divisionsand quieting strifes. He was not hasty nor impulsive; irritable or headstrong.In fact, he was the man, above all others within the range of myacquaintance, to illustrate the gospel of peace.

In his business relations he was faultlessly honest and honorable; scrupulouslyfair; free from all money loving penuriousness. It was a beautiful thingin the character and life of this man of God, that though blessed with aworldly competence that would have proved ruinous to many a man, yet hekept his sacred office and all his work undefiled by any traces of a worldlyspirit. He was a man of public spirit, of expanded benevolence, of worldwide philanthropy. . . .

He was true and devoted as a husband, loving and tender as a father,and respectful and dutiful as a son. The last word that fell from his lipswas the name of her who was dearest to him of all upon earththe name thatperhaps was spoken more frequently than any other, in that home"Mamma,Mamma," the family name of that wife whose fragile form had beenhis anxiety and care for years, and yet withal whose womanly courage andChristian fortitude had been his staff and support in hours of trial anddiscouragement.

It was a beautiful tribute the aged mother paid to his memory as shecame from the East, too late to see "her boy," alive: "Jameswas a good boy; he never gave me any special trouble or anxiety; he wasalways affectionate, kind, and dutiful." Eternity alone will revealthe greatness of his loss to his home-life. . . .

[SANTA FE EXTENSION.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

SANTA FE EXTENSION.

It is announced that the A. T. & S. F. Company will immediately builda railroad from Wichita by way of Kingman to Dodge City. This will shortenup the distance to Colorado and New Mexico.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

[SKIPPED SPECIAL MEETING OF HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY IN THIS ISSUE.]

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. J. B. Goodrich, from Maple City, was in the city Monday.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. Caton left Saturday for the G. A. R. encampment at Denver.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Service pipe from the water mains was run into Read's bank Monday.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The laying of the water works mains has left the streets in a very badcondition. It seems to us that the street crossings should be left in apassable condition, at any rate.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

M. G. Troup's new house is enclosed and will soon be ready for occupancy.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. Geo. H. Buckman returned home from a visit to Cherryvale last week.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. W. R. McDonald is quite ill with a kind of fever. He was taken downFriday.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Miss Nettie R. McCoy will resume music lessons with her class September16th.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

H. P. Standley, of the Traveler, was in the city Friday on businessconnected with his paper.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. James Simpson has returned to Winfield and is now occupying his homeon Tenth Avenue.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

DIED. Mr. Jas. Gilkey's little baby boy died last week and was buriedSunday from their home in Maple City.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Miss Anna Hyde left Saturday for Chanute, where she will visit for severalweeks with Miss Stump.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. Lon Stewart came in from Kansas City Saturday and will spend sometime here visiting his sisters.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. A. H. Doane returned home from an extended trip among Eastern relativesand friends last week.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

I want 40 acres of stubble land stirred for wheat at once. Will pay $1.25per acre.

S. E. Burger, Walnut Township.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. G. S. Manser and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger have gone north on a visitand two more deserted and forlorn men are added to the list.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. Dr. Emerson returned home last week, much to the Doctor's pleasure.He had enjoyed the blessings of hotel life to his heart's content.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. W. J. Kennedy, the Santa Fe agent, is building a very neat residencein the west part of town. It will be the best built house in town, and isbeing put up to stay.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

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

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. J. D. Hammond, of Beaver, brought in several bushels of wild gooseplums Monday. They were grown on trees brought from Indiana five years agoand are very large and fine.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

A pleasant boating party of eight couples was out on the river Fridayevening. They had a splendid time. Boating is getting to be a favorite pastimeduring the moonlight season.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

McDonald & Miner have sold their groceries and will now devote thewhole of their fine store room to dry goods, boots, and shoes. They nowenjoy a splendid trade in these lines.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. Murphy and Carrol of Wellington, and Mrs. V. W. Kimbal, Mrs. Sherburn,and Mrs. O. E. Kimbal of Oxford, paid our city a pleasant visit on Tuesday,guests of Mrs. C. Collins.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. Millhouse has sold his Tisdale Township farm to a gentleman by thename of Bacon for four thousand dollars. Mr. Millhouse will go to Iowa fora visit, and will probably return to Cowley.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

A man driving a single ox harnessed in shafts is often seen upon ourstreets. The ox is a mammoth one and seems to take to single harness kindly.He is driven with bits and a bridle and wears a collar.

[ABOVE WAS MARKED OFF...GATHER IT WAS SOMETHING UNUSUAL!]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. John Stewart helped to thresh one-half acre of oats on Joe Long'splace, north of town, last week, and got fifty-one bushels. One hundredand two bushels of oats to an acre is a fair and satisfactory crop.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The Normal ends today (Wednesday) and tomorrow the regular examinationbegins, which will continue through the week. The Normal has been the mostsuccessful of any held so far, which speaks well for the skill of Prof.Davis as an instructor.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. H. E. Silliman and family, accompanied by Mrs. A. Silliman, her daughter,Miss Lola, and Miss Alice Carson, started Monday for an extended trip throughColorado. They will visit Manitou Springs, Denver, Pueblo, and all placesof interest in that state.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. E. Gaston, from Welaka, Florida, will spend the summer here, asthe guest of Mrs. H. P. Mansfield. She is very much pleased with Winfield,and compliments Kansas highly. This is highly appreciated from one whosehome is among the orange groves of Florida.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The ladies of the Christian Church opened an ice cream parlor in thebuilding next to Strahan's Saturday, and did a rushing business during theafternoon and evening. The enthusiasm of the ladies when a new church isgoing up knows no bounds, and they always make things succeed.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The Democratic County Central Committee met at the Telegram officeSaturday. The writer happened in while the solons were in session, and wassurprised to find that Sam L. Gilbert had been deposed as grand sachem andDr. Cole put on the throne instead. Several other old time and fire testedDemocrats had also been replaced with new blood for some cause known onlyto the initiated. One of those whose place had been filled by another, camein while we were present and entered his earnest protest. He said he hadheard that his head had been cut off because he was in favor of enforcingthe laws, and that if such was the case, the party was too far gone forhim to train with longer. As he is one of the best men in their party, andthey could not afford to lose him, the solons fixed the matter up and hewas reinstated to a position on the committee. The Convention was calledfor August 25th, and a representation of two at large from each townshipand one for each 100 or fraction of 50 votes cast for Glick. The primarieswere recommended for August 18th. The meeting was without enthusiasm andabided in "that quiet that passeth understanding."

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Quite an excitement was caused Saturday by an alarm of fire. A very highwind was prevailing at the time, and had a fire ever got under headway,a large destruction of property would have been the result. The fire camefrom James Kirk's mill, on Eighth Avenue. James F. Martin was in the lumberyardopposite and saw smoke arising from the roof around the smoke stack in timeto give the alarm before it blazed up. But little damage was done.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

A young man driving Capt. Nipp's hack from Arkansas City to Geuda Springsskipped out last Wednesday, taking with him a hundred and twenty-five dollarsin money and a gold watch that had been entrusted to him by parties at theSprings for delivery in Arkansas City. Capt. Nipp gave chase and capturedhis man in the Territory. The preliminary examination was held Friday andhe was bound over. Most of the property was recovered.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The Episcopal social at Mr. Beeny's Thursday evening was one of the pleasantestaffairs of the season. The beautiful grounds were decorated with Chineselanterns and dotted all over with tables and seats, and these under a magnificentfull moon produced a splendid effect. A very large crowd was present, andwas entertained by choice music from the Courier Cornet Band. Quite a neatsum was secured for the church treasury.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The Board of Directors of the Fair Association put in the forenoon ofFriday inspecting the grounds with a view of locating buildings, pens, cattlestalls, etc. At the afternoon meeting of the Board, the bids for lumberwere opened and the contract let for $948.50. Work will be begun on thebuildings as soon as the lumber arrives. Ample space is being provided forthe grand display which will be made.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

DIED. Dr. H. H. Park died at his residence in this city Tuesday eveningat five o'clock, of consumption, and was buried Wednesday afternoon withMasonic honors. Dr. Park was a most estimable young man, and his early takingoff is much to be deplored. He was by nature and education a gentleman inits truest sense and would have done much for humanity had his life beenspared.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. Dempsey Elliott is in receipt of a letter from Senator Plumb regardingthe Oklahoma lands, in which he says that the lands can never be occupiedwithout consent of the general government, and that many have already spentenough time trying to get in to make them an excellent Kansas home. Thereis lots of clear cut sense in the letter.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Senator Hackney astonished the boys on the race track Friday evening.He was driving his gray horse leisurely around when someone attempted topass him. He touched up the gray and passed everyone on the track at a two-fortygait. No one had suspected the Senator's horse of being "speedy,"and all were surprised at the result.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The counters of the Winfield Bank last Saturday were jammed and crowdedwith business from morning till night. It was a good deal like a barbershop, as everyone had to "wait their turn." It looks like prosperityto see all classes of people waiting to deposit and receive money over thecounters of a bank.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Winfield is well represented at Geuda Springs this week. Mrs. W. R. McDonaldand her daughter, Ida, went over a few days ago, and on Tuesday Mrs. Majors,Mrs. Vance, and Mrs. Roy Millington inaugurated a season of rest and recreationat the same place. Several others contemplate going over soon.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The splendid track on the Fair grounds is proving a big attraction fordrivers. Every evening for two hours the track is crowded with buggies,and some very slow-time-to-heavy- buggy races are the result. It will notbe long until most every citizen will own a good roadster.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Farmers all over the county are beginning to figure on new houses andbarns. This fall will witness a larger amount of building than every before.It is an indication of present and future wealth that should not be overlooked.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Messrs. Brown & Son have a mechanical circus on exhibition in theirstore. It has horses and riders going at full tilt, and is an advertisem*ntfor a new cigar. The cigar is better than the circus.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

As soon as the stock in the Fair Association is all placed, the secretarywill prepare for publication a full list of those who have taken stock andthus enabled Cowley to secure a permanent fair.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. John Sykes, of Butler, Pennsylvania, brother of A. B. and Lincoln,arrived in the city Friday night. He is well pleased with the lay of theland and has about decided to become one of us.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

A basket picnic will be held at the Prairie Home schoolhouse, three milesnorth of Tisdale, on the fifth Lord's day of July. All are cordially invitedto attend.

J. A. BROWN, Pastor.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

A law suit was in progress here Tuesday between Hooke and Phelps of Burden,over the possession of a building.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. W. P. Hackney has been very ill for the past few days and was underthe care of two physicians Monday.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Miss Hutchinson will spend several weeks visiting friends at Independence.She went over Tuesday morning.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The Brettun has been frescoed and grained throughout in ash and Frenchwalnut and looks very tony.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Miss Nettie McCoy has gone to New Jersey on a visit and will be absentsome time.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. De Lesdernier has sold the Mekechee house at Geuda Springs to Hall& Rath.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Sheridan Township is petitioning for a new post office, to be called"Shenneman."

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

A lot of Geuda folks were over Tuesday on the David's liquor case.

[COWLEY COUNTY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Paper Read Before the Cowley County Horticultural Society by its President,J. F. Martin.

We have at this time in this county two chartered institutions that havenot only grown out of the prosperity of agricultural pursuits, but willbe reciprocal of great good to these vital interests. I refer to the CowleyCounty Horticultural Society and the Cowley County Fair and Driving ParkAssociation.

The first named society was organized five years ago by a few enthusiasticfruit-growers, and has not only maintained its existence, but has grownin interest and influence. The exhi- bition of fruit at the state and ourcounty fairs last year which was grown in this county and collected by thissociety showed the possibilities of our section and the vitality of thesociety. Much was the interest created in our county by these exhibits andthe good influence thus brought to bear was not confined to our own state,but extended to other states and is aiding in bringing desirable personsto settle among us.

We have lately formed the Fair Association, and it is on as firm a basisand with as fair prospects for a grand success as ever attended a similarorganization.

These two societies are destined to exercise an important part in thedevelopment and history of our county and state. No one will question theimportance and good results arising from a permanent and well managed fair.It is simply a matter of necessity in order to rapidly develop any county.Is it not the duty of every good citizen to encourage both of these organizationsto the extent of their ability?

But the special purpose of this article is to refer to the relation ofeach of these societies to the other. Agriculture is the art of cultivatingthe soil, management of stock, etc., while horticulture embraces the culturein small plats or fields of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. The formerembraces the latter, while the latter demands of the gardener a greaterproficiency in manipulating the soil, and a greater knowledge of the diversityand needs of vegetable growth. The farmer may decide on what preparationwill be best in reference to planting certain crops, then give the matterbut little additional thought except to properly execute the work; whilefor the gardener there is a continual demand for the exercise of skill andjudgment.

No successful horticulturalist finds the time when he can stop investigatingand learning as to the objects to be attained and as to the best means tobe used to secure the ends desired. In the management of each kind of vegetablediffering in variety or time of planting, or in the culture, pruning, etc.,of each tree or flower, knowledge is in demand, and a continual exerciseof a well informed judgment is imperative.

It is the lack of this training and exercise of brain power that detersmany successful farmers from enjoying the blessing of a good garden of vegetables,fruits, and flowers. It is this active use of brain power directing hisskillful hands that constitutes one great differ- ence in his employmentand the too often monotonous operations of the farm. While these and theircharacteristic differences are apparent, there can be no antagonism betweenthe two occupations, for horticulture is but agriculture diversified andrefined. Our first parents were divinely instructed in this finer branchof agriculture; for "he was put into the garden of Eden to dress itand to keep it."

Therefore, societies for the advancement of agriculture and horticultureshould not embarrass or antagonize each other, but each, working in itsdepartment in its own peculiar way, may and should perfectly harmonize inthe one great work of giving encouragement and disseminating knowledge,so often needful to toiling husbandmen. A brotherhood of the tillers ofthe soil should not only be acknowledged, but encouraged everywhere by thesekindred organizations. And may we not hope that the time may soon come thatfarmers will recognize and enjoy a union of interests, so that when theymeet, they will no longer feel a repelling but an attractive power towardeach other.

The horticultural society has its peculiar work to do, and while we enthusiasticallypursue it, we may gladly join hands and aid, as permitted, the laborersin the county agricultural society; that while we are working separately,we may remember that our interests are one and inseparable.

[PICNIC NEAR BUSHNELL.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Picnic.

There will be a Union Sunday school picnic in Mr. Freeman's grove nearBushnell, August the 11th, 1883. All neighboring Sunday schools are cordiallyinvited to come and take a part. Judge Gans of Winfield will deliver theSunday school lecture, to be followed by W. C. Humble of Wichita and others.We hope all who feel interested in the great work of Sunday schools willcome. It is to be a basket picnic. All come, with merry hearts and willinghands, and we will have a day long to be remembered by the people of Kansas.

REPORTER.

[OBITUARY. GILKEY INFANT.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Obituary.

DIED. Died of cholera infantum, Herman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gilkey,of Maple City.

Herma was one year of age, a lovely child. A large number of sympathizingfriends attended the funeral services and expressed sympathy for the bereavedparents.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

J. B. Lynn returned from Colorado Springs Tuesday, having left his wifethere for the summer. He says the Springs make the most delightful summerresort imaginable.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The Probate Judge has issued MARRIAGE LICENSES since our last issue to:

Chas. Galloway and Mary J. Woods.

Robert Wells and Susan McCracken.

Jas. H. Frazier and Annie E. Walter.

[NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

For Rent. 1-1/2 story frame house, 5 rooms, 1 block east of Main Streetin north part of city; a desirable location. Inquire at J. B. Lynn's store.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

For Sale. 50 feet of store shelving in good repair. Inquire at O'Meara& Randolph's one price Shoe Store.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mr. E. I. Johnson made up about fifty dollars for the cyclone sufferersof Sheridan Township in this city Monday. Nearly two hundred dollars havebeen raised so far.

[CHRISTIAN CHURCH.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The ladies of the Christian Church will serve ice cream and cake Saturdayafternoon and evening in the building next to Strahan's. The ladies arebound to do their part, toward finishing the new church.

Ice cream Saturday afternoon and evening in the building next to Strahan'sby the ladies of the Christian Church.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Mrs. Gray, sister of Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, left Tuesday for her homein Missouri after spending three weeks in Winfield.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

NOTICE. Bran per ton, Five Dollars; Short per ton, Six Dollars; at theWinfield Roller Mills.

[CRYSTAL WEDDING: FLETCHER.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Crystal Wedding.

The Crystal wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Fletcher took place at theirresidence 3-1/2 miles southeast of Udall, on the 23rd day of July, 1883.Notwithstanding the busy times, many of the neighbors and friends gatheredto partake in the celebration. In the heat of the day the generosity ofthe bride and groom took a Scriptural turn, and those from the high- waysand hedges were gathered in. One poor traveler, at least, will remembertheir kindness with thanks, desiring Heaven's richest blessings to restupon them. After enjoying the sociability of the company, interspersed withmusic, for some time, we were favored with one of those soul cheering, bodyinvigorating dinners, such as none but Cowley County women can prepare.All drank to the health of the "bride and groom," after whichthe company was supplied with choice music by Mrs. Randall, of Udall, afterwhich was a presentation of the following presents by the "Highwayman":Mary Tailor, a beautiful lamp; Porter Wilson's family, set of goblets; Mr.and Mrs. Randall, set of glass goblets; H. H. Martin, nice lamp; Mrs. LidieBoyles, an elegant pickle dish; Miss Ida Schlock, pretty jelly dish; Mrs.Miles, a nice cake stand; Mrs. Tribby, set of napkins; Miss Glendora McCollim,set of sauce dishes; Mrs. Capper, jelly stand; Mrs. Hill, butter dish; Mr.and Mrs. Nixon, fruit stand; Mr. and Mrs. Lightwalter, cream stand; Mrs.Wilt, beautiful bouquet.

This was followed by a soul-stirring reply from Mrs. Fletcher, whichmade the party all feel that it was good to be there. Mrs. Randall thenfavored us with a solo, "Silver Threads Among the Gold," whileMrs. Fletcher carried the alto through the chorus. Thanks were tenderedto the guests by the "bride and groom" and a vote of thanks toMr. and Mrs. Randall for their special favors of music was unanimously carriedby the company. The company separated feeling that they had enjoyed a happyday with a happy couple. We wish that heaven may smile upon them and grantthem many happy useful years in the future, and if we be not permitted tocelebrate their "golden wedding," may we meet them in the "goldencity." HIGHWAYMAN.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Odessa.

Stacking wheat and threshing is the order of the day.

Mr. Bart McCollum has returned, after spending his fourth in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Martin entertained a few of their friends for supperof ice cream and cake on last Saturday evening; those present report a jollytime.

Miss Minnie VanCleve of Burden, spent a few days in this vicinity lastweek.

Mr. De Turk is harvesting his blackberry crop, some of the finest berriesin the country.

Mr. Kis Hentsel has purchased a new one seated top buggy. Pitch in, girls,and all have a ride with Kie in the new buggy. [FIRST TIME KIS/SECOND TIMEKIE???]

Mr. Will Hostetter is quite ill.

Mr. Shane has purchased the west eighty of the schoolhouse quarter.

Some of the neighbors went to the Territory plumming. Pickers are plentybut plums are few. M. S.

[BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

The committee of the Building and Loan Association met Wednesday to audittreasurer Platter's account.

[NOTICE.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

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

[SKIPPED TESTIMONIALS...P. H. SMITH LIVED NEAR TOPEKA.]

[STREAKS OF SUNSHINE.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

SHEEP FOR SALE. Five hundred graded Merino sheep, nine tenths of theflock are ewes and under 4 years of age. In splendid order, a great bargain.Address Raymond and Curtiss, El Dorado, Kansas, or F. K. Raymond, Winfield,Kansas. Also stock range to lease to the right party.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Sewing Machine Contest: At the sewing machine contest at the CommercialHotel last week the Improved White was awarded the superiority forits simplicity, light running and noiseless qualities over the Silent No.8, Davis' Domestic and Household. For sale by Fitch & Barrow, ArkansasCity, and Dollar Store, Winfield.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

For Sale by Bard & Harris: A special bargain for a short time; arare chance to secure one of the best watered stock farms in Cowley Countyconsisting of 240 acres adjoining good range on south and east, 50 acresbottom land under cultivation, 60 more can be broke, good house, stable,corral, shedding, cave, milkhouse, and other out houses; splendid well atthe door, springs and spring branches; also Crab Creek runs through place;fine young orchard of apple, peach, pears, and small fruits growing well.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

WINFIELD COMMANDERY No. 15 K. T. Holds stated conclaves in their asylumon the third Friday evening of each month. W. G. GRAHAM, E. C., JNO. D.PRYOR, R.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

LADIES' LIBRARY ASSOCIATION holds its regular monthly meeting on the1st Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. Rooms open every Wednesday and Saturdayafternoon from three to six o'clock. MRS. C. S. VAN DOREN, President.

MRS. W. L. MULLEN, Librarian.

MRS. R. T. TRIMBLE, Secretary.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

WINFIELD CHAPTER, R. A. M. Meets in Masonic hall on the 2nd Monday eveningin each month. S. C. SMITH, H. P., W. G. GRAHAM, Secretary.

[ADS.]

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

BROTHERTON & SILVER, DEALERS IN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, AND FIELDSEEDS, CALDWELL WAGONS, Sulky Plows from $30 to $50.

SULKY HAY-RAKES, Hand and Self-Dumpers, New Model Sulky Plow, EnterpriseWind-Mills, Baker Grain Drill, McCormick's Iron Mower, New Model Sulky Plow,lightest runner made. BROTHERTON & SILVER, NORTH OF J. B. LYNN'S.

J. F. Miller is agent for Gundlack's Force Feed Grain Drill, the lightestrunning drill on wheels. Parties wanting drills will please call and seethe Gundlack Drill before buying, corner of Main and 9th Avenue, Winfield,Kansas, or BROTHERTON & SILVER, Town- ship Agents.

Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

Grand Sale of Clothing to reduce our stock! Greatest inducement everoffered! It will pay you all to visit the Bee Hive! See M. Hahn & Co.,and get their prices on business suits, dress suits, alpaca and mohair coats,linen & alpaca dusters, Children & Boy's Clothing, Straw Hats, SummerUnderwear, Fine Shirts.

LADIES ARE ESPECIALLY INVITED TO

Examine our reduced prices on Dress Goods,

Examine our reduced prices on White Lawns and Mulls,

Examine our reduced prices on Lawns and Buntings,

Examine our reduced prices on Parasols and Fans,

Examine our reduced prices on Neckwear and Gloves,

Examine our reduced prices on Children's & Misses' Suits.

Examine our reduced prices on Carpets and Oil Cloths.

The balance of our stock of Shoes still selling Regardless of Cost.

You will save money by calling at

M. HAHN & CO.'S.

THE BEE HIVE, THE BEE HIVE,

Main Street and Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

[Skipped on Front Page a long article re Sermon delivered by Rev. C.P. Graham, at the Presbyterian Church, in Winfield, July 22, 1883, in memoryof Rev. J. E. Platter.]

[POLITICAL NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Announcements.

1. H. H. Siverd again...running for Sheriff.

2. We are authorized to announce T. A. Blanchard, of Walnut Township,as a candidate for County Clerk. . . .

3. J. B. Nipp, Creswell Township, candidate for County Treasurer. . ..

4. N. W. Dressie, of Cedar Township, candidate for Register of Deeds.. . .

5. L. B. Stone, of Richland Township, candidate for re-nomination forthe office of County Treasurer. . . .

6. H. O. Wooley, of Vernon Township, candidate for Sheriff of CowleyCounty. . . .

7. J. S. Rash, of Harvey Township, candidate for office of Register ofDeeds. . . .

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

[ASSESSORS.]

OVER 20,000.

The counties of this state having over 20,000 inhabitants according tothe returns of the assessors for this year are Shawnee 36,733, Leavenworth32,404, Atchison 28,853, Labette 26,853, Douglass 25,007, Wyandotte 25,000,Cherokee 24,306, Sedgwick 22,786, Cowley 22,516, Bourbon 21,406, Sumner21,262, Osage 21,175, Crawford 21,658. Thirteen.

[POLITICAL NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

J. S. RASH.

The attention of our readers is called to the announcement of Mr. J.S. Rash of Harvey as candidate for Register of Deeds of this county. Mr.Rash is a very pleasant and intelligent gentleman, a young man of greatvigor, a good worker, an ardent Republican, and well qualified in everyway for the office he seeks. His personal popularity will secure the warmsupport of the part of the county where he is best known and he will bein the front rank among the candidates for that place. Should he get thenomination he will be elected beyond all question.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

N. W. DRESSIE.

N. W. Dressie, of Cedar Township, announces in this issue as a candidatefor the office of Register of Deeds. Because he was a brave soldier in thelate war, he carries an empty sleeve on the left side, which makes it veryinconvenient for him to perform manual labor, but he is proficient witha pen in his right hand. Notwithstanding his misfortune he has been runninga good farm in Cedar Township with the pluck and grit of a genuine Kansan,but it is an uphill business for him. He is in every way well qualifiedfor the office he seeks, and if elected, will make a faithful and competentofficer.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

CAPT. J. B. NIPP.

In this issue Capt. J. B. Nipp, of Creswell, announces himself as a candidatebefore the Republican convention for the office of county treasurer. Capt.Nipp is a live, energetic man, always doing something to keep the worldalive and moving ahead. He is one of the wheel horses of the Republicanparty in this county and much of its success in the past is due to his efficientwork. Whatever he does is well done, and he has the education, energy, andcharacter to make a first-class officer in the place he seeks. He was abrave soldier in the cavalry service in the late war and went through someof its most fiercely fought battles, among which was that of Shiloh. Hewas seriously wounded at Bardstown and carries his certificate in a crippledhand. Should he be elected he will be a gentlemanly, energetic, and efficientofficer.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

L. B. STONE.

As will appear from the column of announcements, our county treasurer,Capt. L. B. Stone, is a candidate before the Republican convention for re-nominationto the office of county treasurer. Mr. Stone has been a very efficient andfaithful officer, has attended strictly to business, and has impressed everyonethat the county funds are perfectly safe in his hands. He was a brave soldierin the late war in which he was seriously wounded and carries his certificatein a crippled hand, and has ever been ready to respond to the calls of duty,country, and humanity. He has taken special pains to fit himself for theduties of his office, and in personal character he stands high among allhis acquaintances.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

H. O. WOOLEY.

We would call the attention of our readers to the announcement of Mr.H. O. Wooley as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of this county. Oscaris a young man of vigorous constitution, strong and active; with undauntedcourage, good judgment, clear cut intelli- gence, and great popularity whereverhe is known. He has all the qualities which make a good officer and we feelthat he would do his whole duty without fear or favor, yet in as pleasantand gentlemanly a way as the circ*mstances will permit. Should he be thechoice of the convention, we shall second its action with our most heartysupport.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

T. A. BLANCHARD.

We call attention to the announcement of T. A. Blanchard of Walnut Townshipas a candidate for County Clerk of this county. Mr. Blanchard is well andfavorably known to all the old settlers, being one of the oldest settlershimself, and having held the office of county commissioner for some of theearly years of our county's history. He has by his probity, good sense,energy, and industry gained the high respect of all who know him and ifnom- inated by the Republican convention, will be elected and will be amost valuable and popular officer in the position he seeks, and for whichhe is in every way well qualified.

[OCCIDENTAL HOTEL: WICHITA.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

OCCIDENTAL.

Wichita has now, for once, a really first-class hotel in the Occidentalunder the management of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams. It is a large, wellproportioned, and well arranged building, with plenty of good, large rooms,well furnished. Everything is clean and tasteful; the table is well suppliedwith the best the market affords, and plenty of it, got up in good shape.The attendants are polite and efficient, and the host and hostess are veryattentive to guests and know just exactly how to keep a hotel.

[STATE ITEMS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Senator Plumb heads the subscription list to the Emporia PresbyterianCollege with a cash donation of $2,000.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. A. J. Uhl, of Douglass, Butler County, claims to have threshed fivehundred and ten bushels of oats, machine measure, from five acres of ground.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad company has just sold to asyndicate represented by J. Larkins, of Rockford, Illinois, lands to theamount of $150,000. The location of the lands is in Butler, Marion, Harvey,Reno, and Rice counties, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The oldest son of Senator Plumb has entered the Emporia News officeto learn to set type and get other practical knowledge of printing. Hisfather was a printer and founded the News twenty-six years ago, whennot quite of age.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The Caldwell Journal says certain parties are wantonly killingsheep and cattle in the Indian Territory and calls upon the authoritiesto punish these villains. Strange as it may appear, some of the very bestlawyers in the State claim that there is no law in the United States statutebooks covering these cases. If there is any law of this kind, we ask ourlawyers to point it out.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

L. A. Millspaugh came in Thursday and spent Sunday with his folks here.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. Kelly of the Mulvane Record was in the city Friday. He ismaking a live little paper out of it.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

John Tyner keeps H. J. Holbrook & Co.'s Ladies' Fine Shoes, madeat Utica, New York. Call and see them.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. S. L. Berkey came down from Kansas City Saturday and will spend afew days with his parents here.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Splendid rains during the week have insured for Cowley the largest corncrop ever grown in this county.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

T. V. Blackman has bought the Wellington Democrat. He is a goodwriter, a good printer, and will do well.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Several vacation parties are being organized for trips to the Territorysoon. They will be mostly camping parties.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. J. D. Guthrie, of Bolton Township, was in the city Thursday last,for the first time in a year. His farming operations keep him hard at work.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Gene Wilbur threshed eighty-five acres of wheat last week and got fortybushels per acre.

Wheat looms up in Cowley this year, and corn will outloom them all.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mrs. Col. F. M. Tracey, wife of the postmaster and editor of the Heraldat St. Joseph, Missouri, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Conley, atArkansas City, for the past three weeks.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The Horticultural Society meets next Saturday, Aug. 4th. Bring samplesof grain to the meeting, as the session will be devoted to the subject ofgrain raising: varieties, culture, etc.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

DIED. Dr. H. N. Jones, a young dentist who was in business here for sometime, died in Kansas City last week with typhoid fever. He was formerlyin partnership with Dr. Van Doren.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. J. W. Gibson brought us in a bunch of German millet, Saturday, fourfeet and a half high, with heads five inches long. It is now on exhibitionat this office and is a very fine sample.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

A bunch of fine, large apples on a branch three inches long, is one ofthe horticultural samples of Cowley's growth at this office. They were grownon the farm of Mr. Tice, in Beaver Township.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Charlie Black returned Sunday from a week's hunting tour in the Territory.The trip and outdoor exercise has improved his appearance, and now witha stone in each pocket, he tips the beam at a hundred.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The annual August union camp meeting commences August 10th and closesAugust 24th in Melville's Walnut Grove on Badger Creek, near Walnut River,five and one-half miles southeast of Winfield.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Misses Mattie Fabrique and Laura Woodco*ck, of Wichita, spent severaldays of last week in our city. They are bright, lively ladies, and werecharmed with the appearance of Winfield and her people.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

A little skirmish occurred Friday between a brother of Tom Wright andBill Wilson, in which Mr. Wright lost a couple of teeth and had his equilibriumsadly demoralized. It was repaired by Dr. Mendenhall.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. W. L. Holcomb of Butler County, brother-in-law of the musical Davisfamily, attended the teachers' examination at this place last week, andwill become a Cowley schoolteacher. He has settled in Rock Township.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

O'Meara & Randolph have on exhibition at their store the splendidbaby carriage to be given in their special premium offer during the fair.It is one of the finest ever brought to Winfield, and the lucky baby willtravel in state.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

John Nichols challenges any colored man in Cowley County for a discussionon the prohibition question as related to the material interests of thestate. John will make the fur fly on any colored gentleman who accepts thechallenge.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

On last Thursday Dr. Emerson removed from the throat of Frank Smith'slittle girl a nickel that had been there eighteen days. It was taken outwith a probe. The little one suffered untold agonies and the parents areoverjoyed at its relief.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Misses Lena Bartlett and Mamie Garlick were elected by the school boardto fill the vacancies in the list of city teachers for this winter causedby the resignation of Mrs. Caton and Miss Mattie Gibson. Miss Garlick hasbeen teaching in the city schools of Augusta for some time past.

[FAIR.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Five families in Cowley County have indicated their intention of competingfor the COURIER special premium at the fair. It will take two columns ofthe paper to publish the names of all the families. It will be interestingmatter, not only to the families, but to the public generally.

[TAKEN FROM THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1883, WINFIELD COURIER, FRONT PAGE.]

SPECIAL PREMIUMS.

The special premiums offered below will be assigned to special locationin the main building, or on the grounds, and will be under the managementand control of the General Superintendent. Entries must be made as in otherclasses, but the Secretary's card shall indicate for whose special premiumthe exhibit will enter for, and the exhibitors must be governed by the restrictionsnamed in the special premium. Payment of premiums will be made by the partiesoffering the same, on the certificate of the awarding committee, said committeeto be appointed by the executive board of the association.

Lot 1. BY THE COWLEY COUNTY TELEGRAM.

For the fastest walking team one half mile, in common farm wagon, $10.00,and the TELEGRAM for one year. Entries free and limited to teams owned inthe county.

Lot 2. BY M. L. READ'S BANK.

TEN DOLLARS. For the best and largest collection of farm products raisedby any farmer in Cowley County in the year 1883. Three or more to enter.

Lot 3. WALLIS & WALLIS, GROCERIES.

FIVE DOLLARS. For the best five pounds of butter made by any farmer'swife in Cowley County. Three or more to enter, and the prize butter to bethe property of Wallis & Wallis.

Lot 4. BY A. E. BAIRD. DRY GOODS.

TEN DOLLAR DRESS PATTERN. For the best pair of hand knit men's all woolsocks, by any lady in Cowley County. Three or more to enter. Dress patternon exhibition at my store thirty days before the Fair. The prize socks toremain on exhibition at my store.

Lot 5. BY G. W. MILLER. STOCK MEN.

TEN DOLLARS. For the largest hog of any color, sex, or breed, open tothe world. Bring out your big hogs.

Lot 6. BY HUDSON BROTHERS. JEWELERS.

TEN DOLLAR SILVER CASTOR. For the best and neatest made sun bonnet byany lady in Cowley County. No restrictions as to material, style, or shape.Three or more must enter to take Premium.

Lot 7. BY THE HOOSIER GROCERY.

TEN DOLLARS. For the best and largest display of vegetables raised inCowley County this year. Three or more must enter to take money.

Lot 8. BY THE HOOSIER GROCERY.

THREE DOLLARS. For the best and largest 300 ears of straight, white,or yellow corn grown in Cowley County this year. Three or more must enterto take money.

Lot 9. BY A. B. ARMENT. FURNITURE.

SEVEN DOLLAR FRUIT CHROMO. For ten of the largest apples grown in CowleyCounty. No restrictions as to variety. Three or more to enter. Chromo onexhibition at my place of business and at the main building during Fairweek.

Lot 10. BY D. L. KRETSINGER. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT.

THREE DOLLARS. For the best trained colt foaled in 1883. Must be trainedby boy under 15 years, and exhibited under halter in the speed ring. Twoor more must enter to take money.

Lot 11. BY A. T. SPOTSWOOD & CO. GROCERIES.

FIVE DOLLARS. For the best exhibit in the culinary department to be preparedby the exhibitor. Open to all.

Lot 12. BY A. T. SPOTSWOOD & CO. GROCERIES.

FIVE DOLLARS. For the largest yield of wheat per acre, of not less than10 acres, sample of wheat shown, and affidavit of grower and thresher asto the quantity produced. Restricted to Cowley County growth.

Lot 13. BY A. T. SPOTSWOOD & CO. GROCERIES.

FIVE DOLLARS. For the best five pounds of butter in one pound prints,made by exhibitor. Restricted to Cowley County. Creamery butter barred.

Lot 14. BY M. HAHN & CO. DRY GOODS.

TEN DOLLAR LADIES CLOAK. For the best and neatest hand made calico comfort,by any lady in Cowley County. Three or more to compete for the prize.

Lot 15. BY A. H. DOANE & CO. COAL & WOOD.

FIVE DOLLARS. For five stalks of corn with ears attached. The corn tobe husked, shelled, and weighed by the committee, and the largest and heaviestyield to take the money. Three or more to enter.

GRAND BABY SHOW, BY O'MEARA & RANDOLPH.
SPECIAL PRIZEBOOTS AND SHOES.

THIRTY DOLLAR BABY WAGON. Will be awarded to the lucky baby under oneyear of age, open to the world as follows. Entries open on Friday, Sept.28th, from 2 to 3 p.m. Each baby as entered will be numbered 1, 2, and 3,and up, until the hour of closing, after which, cards corresponding withthe number of babies will be placed in a box, when the awarding committeewill conduct the drawing to the satisfaction of all. The prize baby wagonwill be on exhibition in the show window of Messrs. O'Meara & Randolph,thirty days before the opening of the Fair, and on the grounds during exhibitionweek.

BY S. W. PHENIX.

For best colt, sired by "Lilac," Ten Dollars. Second best $5.00.

BY THE WINFIELD BANK.

For the best loaf of bread made by Miss under fifteen years of age, FiveDollars.

BY THE WINFIELD COURIER.

To the parents of the largest family in Cowley County, embracing sons,daughters, son- in-laws, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren. The WINFIELDCOURIER will present a ten dollar gold piece, and a life subscription tothe COURIER. All entries in this class must be made at the office of thesecretary on or before the third day of the Fair. The result will be publishedin detail in the COURIER together with the names of all contestants andtheir families. This premium is offered so that the most material interestof our county may not pass without recognition.

BY THE COWLEY COUNTY TELEGRAM.

For the best letter of not more than one hundred words, to the TELEGRAM,written by a Cowley County boy or girl not over fifteen years old, $3.00and ten years subscription to the TELEGRAM. For the second best letter onsame condition, $2.00 and five years subscription to the TELEGRAM. Lettersmay be written on any subject concerning Cowley County or Cowley Countymatters. The letters must be addressed to the TELEGRAM and signed by thewriters' full name accompanied by post office address, and must be writtenin time for publication previous to September 17th. The letters will allbe published in the TELEGRAM. The manuscripts will be carefully preservedand submitted to competent judges on the first day of the Fair. The winnersmay have their papers sent to themselves or their friends as they may prefer.

[TRAMPS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The officers of the city were greatly exercised last Wednesday eveningby the appearance of a large number of tramps on our streets. Extra helpwas put on and a close watch kept, but no outrages were committed. The trampsseemed to be moving westward and to have made a night-stop in Winfield.

[MAGNOLIA: GREEN'S RESIDENCE, PLEASANT VALLEY TOWNSHIP.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. Cook, architect, brought us in a block of polished stone Tuesday,of the kind and quality now being put into the walls of Mr. Arthur H. Green'ssplendid new residence, in Pleasant Valley Township. It is a mottled graylimestone, very firm and the handsomest stone we have seen in the west.It looks like granite. Mr. Green's residence when completed will be thefinest private house in the county. It is 35 x 50, two stories with atticstory and basem*nt, and contains fourteen large rooms. It is built of thestone above described, cut in the style known as "pitch face."In addition to this building, large and commodious barns and out buildingsare being erected, mostly of stone. He is investing a large amount of moneyand proposes to make "Magnolia" a model farm.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

DIED. J. S. Kirby came in from Fredonia a week ago Monday evening andput up at the Commercial Hotel. He was suffering from diabetes and cameover for treatment, but was so far gone that he died Wednesday evening,the 25th. He laid during Tuesday and part of Wednesday in a state of insensibility,among strangers and with only the slight attentions that chance visitorscould bestow. He was shipped back Thursday morning to his friends. His fatherwas wired at Fredonia of his dangerous illness, but the telegram did notreach its destination until after the body, being delayed over thirty hours.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The jury in the case of M. David tried last week for selling liquor atGeuda Springs, brought in a verdict of guilty after being out but a halfan hour. A fine of one hundred and fifty dollars and costs, amounting inall to over three hundred dollars, was assessed. On Monday Mr. David andhis son were arrested on several additional counts. It looks as though therewouldn't be a great deal left of Mr. David after Attorney Jennings getsthrough with him.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Republicans of Ninnescah Township: At a regular meeting of the RepublicanCentral Committee, held in Winfield, July 14th, 1883, it was recommendedthat the primaries of each township and ward in Cowley County be held onThursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m. You are, therefore, notified thatthe Republican primary for Ninnescah Township will be held in the schoolhouseat Udall Thursday, Aug. 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m., sharp. W. B. NORMAN.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. A. B. Arment has his furniture store filled with goods from top tobottom. He carries every class of goods, from the finest upholstered tothe commonest wood-bottom chair, and has a perfect depot of novelties. Wetook a turn through his establishment Monday and were surprised to findsuch a quantity of fine furniture and nick-nacks. One can hardly look throughwithout seeing something that they feel like buying.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

On the fourth of July the writer's buggy collided with a saddle horse,running one of the shafts into his flank some six inches and breaking itsquare off. Saturday we learned that the horse belonged to Mr. J. S. Bakerof Tisdale. The accident happened in the park, and was caused by the saddlehorse shying back into the road after having left it for the buggy to pass.It produced a very painful flesh wound, but the horse is now recovering.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Half the trees that have been planted this spring are dead or dying.This is a shame and a waste of time and labor, and is caused wholly by theneglect of persons planting them. The only way to raise trees is to cultivatethem just as you would a garden or corn field. Young trees need all thenourishment there is in the ground, and no weeds should be allowed to sharewith them. Keep the ground well stirred.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The trees on the Courthouse square are growing splendidly. All have livedbut one and their growth has been rapid. This is a demonstration of thenecessity of keeping the ground around trees thoroughly cultivated and freefrom weeds. When this is done they always live, grow, and thrive. It iseasier to raise corn in the weeds than young trees.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

After dinner Tuesday the table of the local editor presented a picturecalculated to draw tears from the eyes of as hardened sinners as Zenor,Doane, or Will Wilson. Prominent in the foreground was an old lop-earedsatchel that seemed to have done duty for a century. It was appropriatelylabeled. By its side stood menacingly a Cowley County cucumber of mammothproportions, accompanied by a full history in detail of the life, habits,and dangerous char- acter of the creature. Near this lay a fierce lookingrevolver bearing the suggestive epitaph: "He said the editor lied!Poor man!" Other implements of torture in the shape of mottoes andsuperscriptions lay thick around and the table bore every indication ofhaving been dese- crated by a horde of barbarous savages upon whom the soul-inspiringcantos of the delinquent tax list would have no more effect than salt ona rabbit's tail. They will probably return for their cucumber, in whichcase they will be apprehended and compelled to read this item in retributionfor their rash acts.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Abe Steinberger came in Thursday after his wife, who has been visitingwith her folks here. He has sold the Grip, purchased the HowardJournal, and will begin the publication of a rattling paper at Howardnext week. We are glad to see Abe back on his old stamping ground once more.He has a multitude of warm friends at Howard, and that town owes much tohis energy and work in the past.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Miss Nellie Cole is off for a summer's visit in Missouri. Of course,she will enjoy the visit and her friends will as certainly enjoy her company.Among Winfield's bright young ladies, none are possessed of more pleasantand winning social qualities than Miss Nellie. Her absence will have a depressingeffect upon several of our young gentlemen.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The Good Templars have inaugurated a series of socials for themselvesand friends occurring every two weeks at the homes of different members.The second one of the season was given at the home of Mrs. E. T. Trimbleon Tuesday evening, with a very interesting literary program.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Will Robinson left last Friday for a six week's tour through California.He will take in the coast from top to bottom, investigate Mormon life andpeculiarities of Salt Lake, inter- view Chinatown and dine with the nabobson Quality Hill, in San Francisco. It will be a pleasant, and of coursea profitable trip.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

George Walker spent Sunday in the city. He was compelled to. CharlieHarter woke up the wrong man and sent him off on the 4:10 train for George.As the stranger has not been heard of since the mistake was made, he isprobably going still. George has purchased an interest in a Wichita businessand will hereafter be a resident of Kansas.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

At a special term of court Monday, Judge Torrance rendered judgment inthe case of Carpenter vs. Old Winfield Township. The judgment is assessedagainst the township for the full amount of scrip and interest and ordersit collected from the real estate embraced in the territory that was formerlyOld Winfield Township.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The ladies of the Christian Church were very successful with their icecream supper Saturday afternoon and evening. In the evening the CourierCornet Band gave their services and rendered several fine musical selectionsfor the benefit of the visitors.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Jake Goldsmith packed a cracker-box with his other shirt, borrowed apair of stockings, and started East Tuesday. He will visit St. Louis, Chicago,and Cincinnati, and devote his time to sightseeing and rest. We wish hima pleasant time.

[NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

For Rent. 1-1/2 story frame house, 5 rooms, 1 block east of Main streetin north part of city; a desirable location. Inquire at J. B. Lynn's store.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

For sale. 50 feet of store shelving in good repair. Inquire at O'Meara& Randolph's one price Shoe Store.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Get ready for sheep shearing by buying your twine, sacks, and sheep shearsof Horning & Whitney.

[POLITICAL CANDIDATES.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Some Candidates.

Saturday was a big day for candidates; indeed, every day now-a-days bringsforth an enterprising batch of them. But Saturday was especially activein this commodity. They were all around here and there and everywhere.

The first one we observed was R. B. Pratt, that staunch old Democrat,who has been born and bred in the party ranks until he is in root, branch,and fibre Democratic. He's running hard for the Democratic nomination forsheriff.

Mr. Gary, the present incumbent, whose Democracy is of a later and morespongy growth, was also active, and slashed around until the tails of hislinen duster stood out behind. His "don't-tread-on-the-tail-of-me-coat"style is peculiarly refreshing, and as his "record," politicaland otherwise, is still a matter of deep, dark, and dismal mystery, he meetswith some favor in the eyes of the unterrified.

In the Republican camp the activity and friction smelled like brimstone.That little man walking along so peacefully is none other than our presentcounty treasurer, and while he seems so contented and peaceful, is reallyputting the stakes and riders on his nine rail fence, while way off in thecountry his genial competitor, Capt. Nipp, is building a barbed wire enclosurefor himself.

That fellow going across the street in ten steps and an old straw hatis Capt. Siverd. It is pretty generally understood that he is a candidatefor sheriff and that he's got a bushel of friends who think he will makethe best kind of an officer. He is always going that way, and everytimehe goes something comes.

The tall, handsome man Capt. Siverd is talking to is Oscar Wooley, hiscompetitor for the honor. He is a young man of unimpeachable character,brave as a lion, and runs like a race horse.

The healthy, well-to-do farmer on the other corner is W. E. Rash, candidatefor Register of Deeds. He is one of the best men in the county, has hostsof friends, and the hearty way he shakes your hand is proof positive thathe understands how to make a campaign.

Sam Strong is just passing, and his shadow on the sidewalk makes onethink the sun has gone behind a cloud. He is the terror of hotel keepers,and one of the fattest, jolliest, and best natured of the cavalcade. Heruns very fast for his size.

That smiling individual surveying the scene from the top of a stairwayis Col. Tom Soward, and the pipe he is smoking is a peace pipe. He wantsit, but if the people say he can't have it, wants some other good fellowto get it. He is Cowley's favorite orator and his vest covers a great bigheart that warms for the ills of all humanity.

That tall fellow with auburn hair, wearing a paper collar and a broadsmile, is Sim Moore. He is a late accession to the procession and is elbowinghis way "up front" as fast as circ*mstances will permit. He canlean over the side of his buggy, whisper, wink, and look wise, and the averagevoter becomes mystified and suspicious.

The man with a big hat who goes around so easy like is Capt. Hunt. Heknows every voter in the county and has served them all during his two termsas County Clerk faithfully and well. He is always crowded with work, especiallywhen he has a campaign and hot weather to contend with.

The tall fellow who looks like a church deacon is Tom Blanchard. He settledin Cowley when it was a wilderness of Indians and buffalo, and has alwaysbeen a staunch, reliable citizen. He will contest with Capt. Hunt for aplace on the ticket.

Numerous other actual and prospective candidates took a different dayof the week for their raid on the county seat, and therefore escape anyreflections in this connection. How- ever, the batch is a good one. If theywere stood up in a row in plain view of every voter, they would speak forthemselves.

[MARKETS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

The Market. Today (Wednesday) new wheat is 74 cents and old wheat 76.Corn brings 29 cents. Oats 13 cents. Hogs range from $4.75 to $5.00. Butterbrings 15 cents. Eggs 12-1/2. Potatoes 35 cents per bushel.

[COWLEY COUNTY FAIR.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Cowley County Fair.

Cowley County holds a fair from the 25th to the 28th of September. Mr.D. L. Kretsinger, of Winfield, is the Superintendent. He was in the cityyesterday making arrangements for cheap fares and freights on exhibits,and succeeded in procuring three cents a mile for round trip tickets andreasonable rates for exhibits. He informed us that a stock company had beenformed with $10,000 capital, on which 70 percent had been paid. They havebought 53 acres of land for fair purposes, paying $75 per acre therefor.It looks as though Cowley County would have a big fair. Commonwealth.

[BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL: ICE CREAM.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Ice Cream. The Baptist S. S. has resolved to present their church witha bell worthy of their meeting house and the city. In furtherance of thispurpose, the misses of the school will give an ice cream entertainment atthe church on Thursday evening, August 9th, to which all are cordially invited.The time was when we had to sigh as we sang:

"I hear no Sabbath bell,

I know no Sabbath morn,

Nor the voice of reapers heard

Among the yellow corn."

Not so now for the sweet musical peal of the Sabbath bell greets us.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

McDonald & Miner have just finished remodeling their storeroom. Theyhave disposed of the groceries and filled the whole room with Dry Goods,Boots, and Shoes, and Carpets. The stock is complete and the store one ofthe pleasantest and most roomy in the city. For the next few weeks theywill mark everything down to the lowest notch in order to make room fora big fall stock. If you want especial good bargains, call on them withinthe next thirty days.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

A lot of Kaw Chiefs were in town Tuesday to sign the papers for the leaseof several township lands adjoining the state, to Mr. Gilbert, for a timetrader at their agency. The lease is for ten years for grazing purposes.Curns & Manser got up the papers.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

C. M. Scott brought Ed. Gray up to see the hub Tuesday. After considerableengineering, we secured permission of the Mayor for them to stay in thecity overnight, but they feared trouble and returned on the first train.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Hank Paris received a dispatch from his mother Tuesday evening, statingthat she was very low and not expected to live. He left Wednesday morningand will not return before the first of next week.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Next Thursday the young misses, the belles of the Baptist Sabbath School,will give a bell ice cream party at the church as an initial proceedingto bell the church. Call and help them.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. D. C. Beach and family returned Tuesday from a week's pleasure tripinto the Terri- tory. They visited Ponca and several other of the Indianagencies, camping along the road.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

July was an unusually good month for business in Winfield, notwithstandingthat July is generally counted one of the dullest months of the year, ifthe postal receipts are a true indication. The postal receipts at the Winfieldoffice were greater than any previous month, reaching about $900.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mr. David failed to give proper bond for appeal in his case, and on Mondaywas remanded to jail at this place in default of payment of fine, wherehe now lies.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Dr. Taylor captured two monster tape worms, head and tail, from two differentparties in this county last week; one 83 feet long, the other about 20 feetlong.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Wanted. By man and wife, board and room in private family. Address "C,"this office.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Mrs. N. A. Haight has been quite ill for the past week.

[COWLEY COUNTY NORMAL INSTITUTE.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Resolutions of the Cowley County Normal Institute, Adopted at the Closeof the Session Ending July 25th, 1883.

Resolved, That we, the teachers of Cowley County, tender Prof.Davis our sincere thanks for the thorough, systematic, and agreeable mannerin which he has conducted our Institute.

Resolved, That we recognize the good judgment, untiring energy,and ability of our County Superintendent, Profs. Trimble and Gridley, andthat we offer them our thanks for the faithful manner in which they haveperformed their part of the work.

Resolved, That this Institute, coming as it has earlier in theseason, will be remembered as one of the pleasantest we have ever attended.That while it has been a session of inesti- mable educational value, ithas been one of pleasure and good feeling as well.

Resolved, That we will use in our schools this winter the practicalNormal methods which we have been taught at this Institute.

Resolved, That a copy of the resolutions be sent to each of thecity papers for publication.

ANNA HUNT, LAURA ELLIOTT, LIDA STRONG, D. W. RAMAGE, COMMITTEE.
L. C. BROWN, Chairman of Committee.

[CARD OF THANKS: BLANCHARDS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

A Card.

EDS. COURIER: We desire through the columns of your paper, to most sincerelythank the many friends and neighbors who rendered such timely assistancein our late continued and fatal sickness, and especially are we placed underobligations we can never repay, to Mrs. Matty Simcox, Mrs. Sady Greer, Mrs.Strickland, and Mrs. Dow, who, at the sacrifice of their own interests,labored with us through the long weary days and nights. May kind Providenceguard them from like affliction, and long spare them to minister to thesick and distressed, is our prayer. This is but a feeble expression of ourgratitude, and we can only say, God protect and bless you. T. A. BLANCHARD,SARAH E. BLANCHARD.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

Sedan News.

Verily, verily, sayeth our best girl, the time hath arrived when icecream is only 5 cents a dish. Therefore, let us rejoice while we may, andthe 5 cents goeth straightway.

We are pleased, and at the same time a little jealous, to hear so manycompliments showered upon the Courier Band. A certain young lady friendof ours to whom I have had occasion to refer in previous letters, and whois well known to the COURIER folks, says that the Courier Band isn't "nearthere" with ours, and I have a great deal of faith in her state- ments,especially when she asserts that I am the greenest, most awkward young manin town.

The all-absorbing sensation of the day in our county is the conflictof bourbonism on the one hand and civilization on the other. At least foursaloons have been in full blast in our city for nearly a year under thecloak of a druggist's permit, and whiskey has flowed free for adults andminors alike, while every back street is barricaded with beer bottles. Previousto this, no systematic, whole-souled effort has been made to abate thisiniquity. It is true that Ben Henderson convicted a druggist of Peru, butthe County Attorney, M. B. Light, to whom he confided his plans, reducedthem to paper, gave them to the bourbon attorneys, and by the power of theCounty Attorney, defeated the verdict of guilty in the district court. Sincethen, Mr. Lemon has redeemed the office of county attorney by entering arighteous prosecution against four drug stores in Sedan, and at last thenews comes that Mr. Lemon has resigned and Ben Henderson is appointed inhis place. Of course, the usual howl goes up, but if the aforesaid Ben Hendersondon't convince the beer guzzling, law-breaking outfit in this place thatthere is still a "God in Israel," in less than two months, thanI am no shadow of a prophet. God prosper the COURIER for the grand, bold,uncompromising stand to which it is devoted in this all-importantfight. So long as civilization stands up and rewards its devotees for theirfearless labors, your inheritance is sure. JASPER.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

New Salem Pencilings.

Mr. Star is not in usual health.

Mr. Wolf has returned from the Nation.

Mr. James Demaree has gone to Hunnewell.

Miss Leah Wells is home from the Springs and is quite sick.

Mrs. Wells has recovered from the mumps; was very sick indeed.

Mrs. Chapell Senior is suffering again with her chronic spells of dizziness.

Plenty has happened since I last wrote, but I have failed to glean allthe news.

Mr. Wm. May has the boss stone quarry. Mr. Loupee also has a very goodone.

Mr. Lucas returned from the Normal some time ago, quite sick. I do notknow whether he has recovered or not.

Miss Mattie West was a welcome guest when visiting the Misses Chapelland Hoyland two days this last week.

There has been some sickness lately, nothing contagious, but usuallythe result of over- work during the warm weather.

From Salem those that live afar

Failed to see the falling "Star."

Twice has it fallen from its throne,

Accompanied once, and once alone.

Mr. Hartley of Sedgwick visited his daughters this week and he intendsto take them home with him to cheer his lonely home awhile with their presence.

Mr. Geo. Vance is quite seriously indisposed at present; hope he maysoon recover and not be afflicted with a long sick spell. Harvesting atnight don't seem to pay.

Mrs. Pixley received a telegram that her mother was dangerously ill,and she hastened to her bedside in Illinois. At last accounts she had rallied.Hope she may fully recover.

Mrs. Vance was very sick for several days, but under the care of Dr.Dows is in usual health again. The little boy of Mr. and Mrs. Avis was alsoa very sick child, but the Doctor brought him out all right also.

Harvest is a thing of the past now and most everyone has stacking doneand quite a good many have threshed. Messrs. Edgar, Chapell, Shields, Doufman,and others have at least part of their threshing done.

Messrs. Downs, Kelly, and Elrod got up a select ball and warmed the floorof the new schoolhouse. There were fifty-six numbers sold, I am informed,and refreshments were served downstairs. A very enjoyable time was on theprogram, but dividing it with so many went against the grain with some.But all went off nicely and the committee are to be congratulated.

Mrs. Avis had a very pleasant surprise on her birthday evening as herindulgent hubby had invited several friends to spend the evening with them.Several went with a basket of good things and a nice bouquet of flowerswas also presented, and as she never dreamed of company, it was a completesurprise. Your Olivia was among those bidden, but spent the time in quietwatching by the bedside of a sick sister, who also regretted very much thatwe could not be present. Mr. Avis presented his wife with a pretty ring.May their happiness resemble it in having no end. OLIVIA.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

FROM OTTO.

Health of this community generally good.

C. H. Zimmerman has lately made quite an addition to his already neatresidence.

Mr. John Hefner has just finished a fine house on the "Old JackEdwards farm," which he purchased some two years ago.

Henry Lavender has taken a claim back of Mr. George Hosmer's and is engagedin building a stone house thereon.

Road overseers of the several roads are complying with the late law,and are cutting all noxious weeds out of the public highways.

MARRIED. Mr. Whaling of Cedarvale to Miss Beaty of Cedar Creek. Hopehe may never be whaled nor her beat.

BIRTH. S. W. Guthrie has in increase in his family, viz: his father-in-law,Mr. Clover, from Oswego and a new girl baby. Haven't heard as to weightof either, nor as to how parents are prospering.

Mr. Wm. Gammon is having a fine and commodious barn erected on his farmon Otter Creek.

MARRIED. Married at the residence of Mr. Whited, on Otter Creek, Mr.Neman and Miss Jennie Whited.

Mr. Graves has 16 acres of cane planted and it is doing well, thereforemore taffy and more politicians than this county can swallow at once. Suggestive!

Would it not be a good policy to move the COURIER office to gifted NewSalem at once? OTTERITE.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.

PRAIRIE HOME.

Our harvesting has kept us so busy for a few weeks past that we havehad but little time to gather anything of interest for your paper. We hada splendid rain last week, which has refreshed things greatly. Some of thefarmers are threshing their wheat out of the shock. The yield is good: inmany cases far beyond expectations.

Mr. Christopher is stacking his wheat.

Henry Sparrow and Eli Bechtel have treated themselves to a new hay frame.

L. S. Brown is putting up a barn for John Thomas.

Mr. Miles and Marling have finished stacking and are now plowing forwheat.

J. S. Baker has been very unfortunate in procuring machinery to cut hisoats, but has succeeded at last.

George Gardner is threshing his wheat.

The Prairie Home Sunday School reorganized with Rev. Brown and Mrs. I.E. Brown Superintendents; J. W. Lafoon, Secretary; J. W. Conrad, Treasurer,and C. Miller, Chorister. School in good working order.

Mrs. Hall from Sumner County has been visiting her sister, Mrs. L. G.Brown, for the past few weeks. She returned to her home next week. CHARITY.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

SOUTH FAIRVIEW ITEMS.

Mr. William Orr has erected a nice shed under which he has stacked hisTimothy hay. Timothy does well for Mr. Orr.

Some time has elapsed since our last, and we have found it almost a matterof impossi- bility to write you the "newsy gossips" of our part.

We have just been favored with a splendid rain, and we expect more thanan average crop of corn. Farmers are very jubilant over the prospects.

The "southwestern" stone fence building company have resumedtheir work on Mr. Orr's fence, having laid over through harvest and wheatstacking.

A great many of our wheat raisers have threshed a part of their grainand received a very good yield, though not so good as last year's crop.Wheat as a general thing is not yielding as well, and not as fine qualityas last year.

There have been several land buyers in this part lately; all very anxiousfor Kansas lands. Mr. Fin Graham was offered almost three times the pricehe paid for his farm one year ago by an Illinois farmer. He was offered$8,000. Luck to Mr. Graham.

We are at a loss to know who is the most prominent candidate for sheriff.Let's hear from all the COURIER correspondents and join in making the COURIERone of the most radical republican organs in the state, and give the oldrepublicans a "boom."

Some have been letting their stock run here and there all over the country,in their neighbors' crops, and after they have to be run after and put upby someone, they complain of having to pay damages. The best way to avoidhard feelings in this case is for everyone to see that their stock is keptat home.

We have been overrun with book agents, peddlers, and beggars for thelast month or more. Some of the beggars dressed in good cloth suits, withfine laundered shirts would come to our doors and beg for something to eat.We think there is more pretense than any- thing else; and a big sign atthe front gate might prove efficient to keep such loafers away, and perhapsmake many rich men. ROB ROY.

[POLITICAL NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Believe there were some additions to list, but not sure.

1. H. H. Siverd, for Sheriff.

2. T. A. Blanchard, for County Clerk.

3. J. B. Nipp, for County Treasurer.

4. N. W. Dressie, for Register of Deeds.

5. L. B. Stone, for re-nomination, County Treasurer.

6. H. O. Wooley, Vernon Township, candidate for Sheriff.

7. J. S. Rash, Harvey Township, Register of Deeds.

8. G. W. Prater, Walnut Township, for Sheriff.

9. Jacob Nix, for re-election, Register of Deeds.

10. J. S. Hunt, re-election, County Clerk.

11. S. P. Strong, of Rock Township, for Register of Deeds.

12. S. S. Moore, of Burden, for Register of Deeds.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

J. S. HUNT.

See the announcement of Capt. J. S. Hunt for re-nomination for the officeof County Clerk of Cowley County. Capt. Hunt is one of the most popularofficers we ever had. He has held the office now going on four years andhas kept things in the best kind of shape, can put his hand on any paperor record belonging to his office at any time and is always ready to giveany information required. He is always gentlemanly and accommodating andhas made so many warm friends all over the county that it is a big undertakingto run against him.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

S. P. STRONG.

We call attention to the announcement of S. P. Strong of Rock Creek Townshipas a candidate for the Republican nomination as Register of Deeds. He iscertainly a strong candidate as he is an earnest, enterprising, and reliablegentleman who has made warm friends wherever he has become acquainted. Hehas been heartily with the Republican party from the first until now, hasalways been on hand when there was any work to do, and deserves recognitionnot only by his party but by the county. We need not assure anyone who knowshim that he is in every way thoroughly well qualified and would make a mostpleasant and popular county officer.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

GILES W. PRATER.

As will appear in another place, Giles W. Prater is announced as a candidatefor the Republican nomination for the office of Sheriff of this county.Mr. Prater is at present the popular marshal of the city of Winfield andis thoroughly well qualified for the office he seeks. He is a quiet andunassuming gentleman, but he is vigorous, energetic, and coura- geous, withsympathies with the people, and has many warm friends who will give hima vigorous support.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

JACOB NIXON.

As will be noticed, Capt. Jacob Nixon is announced as a candidate forre-nomination for the office of Register of Deeds of this county. He hasheld the office for the last three years and more by his strict attentionto business and gentlemanly bearing has made himself one of the most popularofficers our county ever had. He is an active thinker and by his efficiencyas a secretary and his inventions has been exceedingly valuable to our countyand people. He will come before the convention with a very strong supportfrom active friends and with his merits and efficiency conceded by all.

Wellington Press.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

S. S. MOORE.

We call attention to the announcement of S. S. Moore of Burden as a candidatefor Register of Deeds. Mr. Moore is one of the earliest settlers in thiscounty and has gone through all the early struggles which have culminatedin making our county prosperous and promising for the future. He has alwaysbeen well known as a prominent Republican and an active, reliable citizen.He is in every way well qualified for the office, and has the qualitieswhich make the most popular officer.

[VAN ORTUCK: SUCCESS WITH A SINGLE OX.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

INDUSTRIOUS MAN AND AN OX.

P. E. Swem, of Missouri, has been looking over Cowley and Sumner Countiesthe past week looking up a location, and reports that he saw a man namedVan Ortuck, in western Cowley County, 78 years old, who had raised on hislittle farm 430 bushels of wheat, 20 acres of corn, and 10 acres of oats,and the only team he used was a single ox.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Odessa.

Our camp meeting will commence next Friday.

Most of the farmers are almost through plowing for wheat.

Blackberry crop is over. The next will be peaches and apples.

Miss Nettie Stewart of Winfield spent a few days in this vicinity lastweek.

Bart McCollum has taken Dan to Cincinnati to have his eyes doctored.

Mr. Joe Hill has returned from a ramble through Colorado and Nevada.

Mr. and Mrs. Rob Baird have returned from Pueblo, Colorado, and willlocate here.

Mr. Will Hostetter, after being quite ill, has recovered and is ableto attend Sunday school.

After the beautiful rain the crops all look refreshed again, as thoughwe may have a good crop of corn, also tomatoes, cabbage, etc.

Devore's, having purchased their new steam engine, have commenced threshing.We hear that they have all the work they can do.

Odessa was much disappointed on account of the rain Sabbath day, as wedid not get to hear Mrs. Williams preach. Hope she will leave another appointmentsoon.

We regret to hear that we will lose one of our most industrious citizens,Mr. S. Camp. He will leave for Washington Territory in September. We wishhim great success and hope he will like the country.

Odessa accepted the invitation to the picnic last Saturday, August 4th.There were several schools, Odessa, Red Valley, and Zion's Valley. Theyall enjoyed themselves splendidly as far as I know. We hope they will haveanother one soon. M. S.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

News from Dexter.

Miss Maggie Elliott is very low with typhoid fever.

Dexter is lively, business is good, and beer is plenty.

DIED. A young child of Mr. Sol Smith's was buried last week.

Corn stalks twelve feet high are no uncommon thing here.

A sickly season is expected. Several cases of "ager" are around.

Mr. Holland on Plum Creek is just finishing a nice frame house.

Candidates are thicker than bumble bees and buzz about as much.

Look out, Dexter ladies, for Dr. Tullie G. Hoyt is out in search of awife.

Our inflated, jolly Dutchman, Mr. Royer, has sold his farm to Henry Branson,and will settle on Plum Creek.

Mr. Rol. Maurer is having a good stone house put up by a good workman,Mike Walters. Rol. proposes to stay in the valley.

Mr. Wm. Wagner of Thayer is here visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. S.Osborne. He comes with the intention of starting a store at Dexter.

Dexter people "dare the weather" during the present drizzledrazzle that spoils the millet harvest and keeps the wheat threshers ata man's house for a week. GRANGER.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Rock News.

Crops in this section look well.

Mr. Harcourt has put up a wind pump.

Some of the farmers are making hay.

The camp meeting in Green's grove has closed.

Dr. Hornady will soon have his house enclosed.

Miss Nannie McWilliams' school has closed.

Misses Lida and Lou Strong are home from the Normal.

I. T. Bailey, wife and son, are going to Geuda on a visit.

A. W. Railsback has bought the Charley Ballard place.

Mrs. Lydia Thompson and daughter are visiting friends in Geuda.

There will be a school meeting at Rock next Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Hollingsworth had to stop threshing on account of the wet weather.

Mrs. Strong's niece, of Missouri, who has been visiting friends here,will start home Friday, accompanied by her aunt, who will go on to Indiana.

Mr. Hornady and wife, of Chicago, who have been visiting Dr. Hornady,of Rock, left for home Monday. Mr. Hornady, of Illinois, bought Ed. Holmes'farm for $1,700, but will not take possession until spring. He also bought150 head of sheep of Mr. Ab. Holmes.

C. L.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

An Appeal from Dexter to the Ladies' Temperance Society, or toAnyone Who Can Help.

In this little town and vicinity we are greatly in need of help. Giveus some practical advice. This is our case: All the women and many men arein favor of prohibition. We believe it just and right as a law and are willingto work for its enforcement. We rejoice over every prosecution and hopethat every person dealing unlawfully in liquor may be broken up and putin prison. But in spite of our sentiments and our willingness, we are obligedto see the law violated every week; to see our friends, our husbands, sons,and brothers often intoxi- cated by liquor obtained in opposition to thelaw; and the vile stuff is brought from our county seat by the gallon andcasejust how obtained is what we would like to knowand it is kept here insly corners by businessmen and sold for money and given away to those whowill return the favor. In the meantime an honest person desiring liquorfor medical purposes can only obtain it by paying for both prescriptionand spirits. While this state of things exists, while we see our husbands,sons, and brothers wasting their money and ours, ruining their health andlaying themselves liable to prosecution, can we do nothing to prevent it?Can you temperance workers there at Winfield do nothing to stop the supplythat is flooding this county? Now be honest, publish this, own the truthabout your town as we do about ours, and tell us what can be done. We arein earnest, and will do anything short of prosecuting members of our ownfamilies, and we may be provoked far enough to do that. We have fought thisevil in our homes and in our town a long time. We are sorry and ashamedto have to come out and expose it publicly, but something must and shallbe done.

A SUFFERER.

If such a state of affairs exists, it is time our officers were lookingit up. You should give the names of the violators of the law so that ourofficers will have something to start on. The true way is to make a complaintto the county attorney.

[CITY COUNCIL.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Council had a lively and exciting session Monday evening. With cellardigging bills, tax levy, and hose bids, the honorable dads were sorely tried.

[COUNTY.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURES
UPON WHICH THE TAX LEVY FOR 1883 IS BASED.

They showed for what purpose levy is made; levy in mills; valuation leviedon; and amount to be raised. AM GIVING AMOUNT TO BE RAISED ONLY.

State tax: $16,105

County funding bonds: $3,581.

County funding bonds sinking fund: $10,743.

County poor farm: $5,370.

R. R. bonds interest: $3,581.

General county fund: $31,101.

ESTIMATE FOR COUNTY FUND.

County treasurer's salary: $4,000.

County clerk's salary: $2,500.

County attorney's salary: $1,200.

County superintendent's salary: $1,000.

County commissioners' salary: $300.

Sheriff and deputy's fees: $3,000.

Assessors' fees: $2,500.

Abstract of land entries: $25.

Books and stationery: $1,000.

Bailiffs' fees: $200.

Constables' fees: $200.

Coroner's court: $75.

District clerk's fees: $200.

Express and postage: $150.

Expense of Courthouse and jail: $200.

Fuel for county offices: $400.

Expenses of insane: $500.

Insurance: $200.

Jurors fees: $2,500.

J. P. fees in criminal cases: $150.

County printing: $1,200.

Prisoners, expenses of: $500.

Roads, expenses of: $200.

Rewards for horse thieves: $200.

Stenographer fees: $200.

Witness fees: $1,000.

Paupers, expenses of: $3,000.

Miscellaneous expenses: $1,000.

Probable delinquent: $2,601.

Total of Estimate: $31,101. J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Corn is twenty-eight cents a bushel.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Flax brings eighty-five cents if it is pure seed.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. F. M. Friend is visiting friends in Joplin, Missouri.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Forest Rowland is quite sick with a bilious attack.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

BIRTH. S. D. Pryor has named his new boy "Winfield W."

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Tunnel Mills are running. Come with your grists.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. H. Silver is out again after a very severe spell of sickness.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Miss Jessie Meech returned last week from a visit to Michigan.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

M. B. Light. of Sedan, spent a few days of last week in the city.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Four new wells are being put down on the fair grounds by David Dix.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. F. K. Raymond is enjoying a visit from her friend, Miss Lawrence.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Miss Josie Mansfield left Saturday morning to visit friends in Montrose,Missouri.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Board of County Commissioners met Monday and made the general taxlevy.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Allison Gridley, Jr., and family have gone away on a visit during theheated term.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. G. S. Manser will return from Lawrence in a few days with Mrs. Manserand family.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

George Daggett sold 2,000 bushels of corn last Monday at 28 cents. Enterprise.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Allen B. Lemmon was down from Newton Tuesday looking after property interestshere.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Wm. Dobbs has sold his Vernon Township farm of 160 acres to ElizabethHahn for $4,900.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Board discharged Horace Whittaker from jail Monday. He was put infor stealing saws.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Messrs. W. B. Norman and H. H. Martin, of Ninnescah, were in the cityMonday on business.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

M. Hahn & Co., keep in stock a full supply of all kinds of machineneedles, also sewing machine oil.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

MARRIED. Harry Faragher was married at Oregon, Missouri, last week. It'srather surprising the way they go off.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. W. B. Pixley, accompanied by her son and daughter, is off on a visitto friends in Iowa and Illinois.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. Lemmon and her daughter, Clara, mother and sister of A. B. Lemmon,spent a day of last week in this city.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

I want 40 acres of stubble land stirred for wheat at once. Will pay $1.25per acre. S. E. Burger, Walnut Township.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Dexter primary will be held on Thursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clockp.m., the time recommended by committee.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Wm. Stewart, of Bolton Township, was in the city Monday and says cropprospects are simply immense. Traveler.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

J. D. Hammond of Beaver brought us last Saturday some of the largestand best speci- mens of tomato we have seen.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

H. G. Fuller is home again and looks refreshed and rejuvenated. He willmake the fur fly during the balance of the year.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. Wm. P. Gibson sold his 160 acre farm in Vernon Township Monday toJames M. Warner for $6,800. Land is going up lively.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Charlie Black, Cal Ferguson, and Ewing, a Columbus buggy company man,left Sunday for a week's hunting trip in the Territory.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

C. W. Sanders sent us in a sample of millet that measures seven feetin length. Millet is a splendid crop in this county. Enterprise.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

BIRTH. And now comes J. P. Short with a handful of fine Havanas and announcesthe advent of a bran new girl of regulation weight into his family.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The township committee of Rock Township has called the Republican Primaryto meet at Rock schoolhouse on the afternoon of the 30th.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Several very fine specimens of tomatoes were deposited on our table Fridayby Mr. A. R. Gillett. They were very large, round, and smooth.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. H. L. Bair has sold his farm and will remove to Winfield. After seventeenyears of life in the mountains, he finds it difficulty to get acclimatedhere.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Next week we will open up the fall and winter styles of Butterick's Patterns.Catalogues and fashion sheets free of charge at M. Hahn & Co.'s.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. W. A. Berkey and wife spent last week in the city as the guests ofD. Berkey. "Rit" returned to Kansas City Monday, leaving Mrs.Berkey to follow in a few weeks.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. Morris and Mrs. and Miss Chandler, of Oxford, were in the city Tuesday,making some purchases. The ladies all have to come to the "hub"on extra shopping occasions.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

M. A. Walton leaves today for his home in Cameron, West Virginia. Hefeels less inclined to go back this time than ever before. We hope to seehim a resident here once more in the near future.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Horticultural Society, one week from next Saturday, will discussthe Tree question. What are the best varieties to plant? When and how toplant, prune, etc., with the profits of tree culture, will be the questionsbefore the meeting. These are very important questions, and it is hopedthat much reliable information will be elicited.

[DIRECTORS: FAIR ASSOCIATION.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Directors of the Fair Association at their meeting last Saturdaylet the contract for building the main exhibition building to D. R. Layco*ck,who will commence work this week. Several car loads of lumber are now onthe track. The two wings of the main exhibition building, each 30 by 69feet, will be put up at once. The center building, which is to be 40 x 40,two stories high with towers and minarets, will not be erected until later.The lumber for the stalls, pens, amphitheater, and offices will be herethis week and put in place as soon as workmen can be secured to do it. Themillet crop now growing on the grounds will be removed by the twenty-fifthof this month. During the next month the grounds will present a scene ofgreat activity. As soon as the box stalls are completed, they will be occupiedby horsem*n who intend to put their horses into active training and desireto keep them near the track.

[BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: ARTHUR BANGS.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

BIRTHS. In the monotonous walks of life little incidents sometimes happenof a very interesting nature, and calculated to draw a fellow's attentionfrom business cares to the more frolicsome occupation of parading aroundin scant apparel in the dead hours of night with a bottle of paregoric anda spoon. These reflections are caused by the announcement that Arthur Bangshas been presented with an heir, of regulation weight and handsomer (ifpossible) than its "paw." Congratulations are freely extended(for cigars) at this office.

LATER: The above may also apply to S. D. Pryor, who was on Sunday eveninglikewise "surprised." As he has not yet appeared upon the streets,we presume he is trying to keep out of the hands of his friends.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

BIRTHS. Mr. J. H. Hill is a patriotic citizen. He called in a few weeksago and asked if it was really true that Wellington's census gave more populationthan Winfield. We told him it so appeared from the fickle figures of theWellington's lightning statistician. He said he'd "help down 'em,"and passed out. Today we receive the startling announcement that his wifehas presented him with a pair of bouncing boys. That's business, and showswhat can be done when a Winfield man turns his attention to census matters.Mr. Clerk, please put Winfield down for 4,002 and leave blanks for returnsfrom the outlying precincts.

[FAIR.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

We have received a copy of the Premium List, Rules, and Regulations ofthe First Annual Exhibition of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Associationto be held at Winfield from September 25th to 28th, inclusive. It is a neatlyprinted pamphlet of 66 pages and contains the articles of incorporation,constitution and by-laws, general rules and regulations, and a completelist of premiums to be awarded by the association. The unprecedented pros-perity, and agricultural growth of the county makes it probable that thiswill be the most interesting exhibition of the kind ever held in the county.News.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Chase made a raid on that worthycouple last Thursday evening, the occasion being the fortieth birthday ofMrs. Chase. It was a surprise, complete and overwhelming. The neighborsbrought baskets loaded with eatables, and such a time of eating and drinkingcold spring water has never before been seen in Tisdale Town- ship. It wasan occasion that will long be remembered by the family as one of the happiestof their lives.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

A lively and exciting horse race came off Saturday on a track on theHowland addition, between a horse belonging to Mr. Blenden, of Maple City,and "Cyclone," a fine running horse from Salt City. Over two hundredspectators were present. The five hundred yards was run in thirty-two seconds,and was won by the Blenden horse with twenty feet to spare. The result wasa surprise to all, as the "Cyclone" was the favorite.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Talk about competition. The returns of Assessor Short were completedin June and disclosed the fact that the west ward had been losing ground,while the east ward had increased three hundred. Since that time there havebeen twenty-eight births in the west ward with a present rate of three eachday. It's only a question of time and figures when the balance of populationwill be changed.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The farmers are despondent. The rains have given such an impetus to thecorn crop that it looks as if the farmers will have more than they can doto gather it. This is what makes them despondent. W. K. McComas says hedespairs of ever getting his crop gathered, and thinks he will go back toKentucky, where they don't have such tremendous crops to harass the farmers.Enterprise.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

M. Hahn, of the Bee Hive, will arrive at New York from Europe next week.He will spend several weeks in the Eastern market purchasing a very heavystock of goods for the fall trade. No pains will be spared by him to procureall the latest novelties of the season, both for ladies' and for gentlemen'swear.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

We are in receipt of the premium list of the Cowley County Fair. Likeall the lists received so far, and they have been numerous, the premiumsoffered are liberal. The fair comes off September 25th to 28th. Cheap passengerand freight rates have been given.

Topeka Daily Commonwealth.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

DIED. Mrs. Newby, of Howard, was brought over by her husband severalweeks ago to be placed under Dr. W. T. Wright's care. She was sufferingfrom consumption, but was too far gone for relief and died on Monday. Theremains were taken home to Howard Tuesday.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The balance of the Old Winfield Township scrip is now being raked upfrom waste- baskets and pigeon holes and presented for payment. James Jordanhas discovered that he has some of it. Other parties are still to hear from.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Under the efficient business management of Mr. T. R. Bryan, the Groceryhouse of Bryan & Lynn is forging to the front rapidly. The coffee sacksand sugar barrels piled around the store make it look like a wholesale establishment.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The new Bank has been painted, papered, and fixed up in fine style. Thecounter is a very large one and is being decorated in Mr. Hetherington'sfinest style. The books and furniture of the bank will be in place soon.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Five hundred dollars additional subscription to the capital stock ofthe Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association was reported to theBoard at their meeting Saturday, for the week ending on that day.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. John B. Goodrich left Tuesday morning for Pueblo with a car loadof melons. As John is a No. 1 salesman, we expect to hear of him receivingorders sufficient to consume Cowley's peach and melon crops.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Tom. Youle has mown down the weeds in the highways around his farm. Letothers do likewise. A good deed like this for the benefit of the publicmerits attention.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Judge Gans has issued this week MARRIAGE LICENSES to the following parties.

I. E. McMillan to Forest Yourt.

T. F. Wright to Jessie Sample.

Thos. L. Ligget to Celie McKee.

Richard Peck to Sarah J. Coe.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

W. O. Coville, living near Udall, has found in a hill on his farm bedsof paints considered of great value, besides iron ore and beautiful calcitecrystals.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. Tom Johnson is absent visiting friends in Iowa.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Our fifteen cent lawns now for ten cents per yard. Fine Scotch zephyrgingham reduced from 30 to 20 cents. M. Hahn & Co.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Spencer Bliss returned from a trip to Iowa and Nebraska in the interestsof the Winfield Mills.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Wm. Moore brings us a bunch of millet six feet high, bearing mammothheads. It is still growing.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. W. R. McDonald is much better and his friends are relieved of muchuneasiness regarding his condition.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. John Swain came in from Florida Monday and will spend a few weeksamong friends here. They like Florida very much.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The young ladies of the M. E. Church are bound to have a bell and aremaking arrangements for a peach festival next week.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

We have a nice line of ladies' walking coatsjust the thing for cool morningsand evenings. Call and see them. M. Hahn & Co.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Young People's Aid Society of the M. E. Church will hold a PeachFestival a week from Friday evening in the church.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. Knowles' little girl was severely injured Monday evening. She wasplaying and ran a hook into her eye, tearing out part of an eyelid.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

A committee of Odd Fellows went over to Geuda Springs Saturday eveningand assisted in instituting a lodge there. They report a splendid time.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. Frank Williams left his big hotel long enough to run down and spendMonday with his Winfield friends. He hadn't been down before in six months.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

We offer a lot of remnants of carpets at a great sacrifice; some pieceslarge enough to cover a small room. Bring the measure of the room you wishto carpet and we will make you very low figures. M. Hahn & Co.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

J. P. Baden shipped a car load of watermelons west last week and anotherMonday. He never fails to find a market for everything raised in CowleyCounty.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Miller, Dix & Co., have again opened their North End Meat Marketat the same stand. They propose to supply their customers with every conveniencepossible.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. B. B. Mann, special agent of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance Company,was in the city Monday in its interests. The Kansas Mutual is coming forwardvery rapidly in the state.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

BIRTH. Mr. McGlasson had an addition to his family in the shape of alittle wee baby about six weeks ago, which only weighed two pounds. It nowweighs seven pounds and is getting along nicely.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. W. S. Matthias, Traveling Passenger Agent of the C. H. & D. railroad,spent Sunday in the city as the guest of A. H. Doane. He talked railroaduntil A. H. became uneasy and was almost persuaded to return to his oldhaunts.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The next communion service of the New Salem Presbyterian Church willbe held on Sabbath, August 19th, at 11 a.m. Preparatory service, admissionto membership, and administration of baptism on preceding Saturday nightat 8 o'clock.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

W. B. Hutchinson, of the Journal, I. B. Gilmore, and I. N. Coopercame over from Caldwell Tuesday as a committee to consult with the Missouri,Winfield, & Southwestern people on railroad matters. They were highlypleased with Winfield.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Western Farm and Investment Company, of which J. E. Conklin is secretaryand R. R. Conklin treasurer, occupies three columns in last Tuesday's KansasCity Journal. Win-field men are forging to the front rapidly in KansasCity business circles.

[POLITICS.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Beaver Township Republican primary meeting will be held at the BeaverCenter schoolhouse on Thursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Republican Township Committee of Vernon Township announce the Werdenschoolhouse as the place for holding the primary meeting of the party inthat township, and Thursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m., as the time.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Notice. The Republican electors of Walnut Township will meet at the IslandPark north of Winfield, on Thursday, August 30, at 2 o'clock p.m., for thepurpose of electing 5 delegates to the County convention. John Mentch, Chairmanof Central Committee.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Republicans of Bolton Township are requested to meet at the Blandschoolhouse on Thursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purposeof electing five delegates to attend the County Convention at Winfield onSaturday, September 1st, 1883.

J. D. Guthrie, Chairman, Township Committee.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Tisdale Republican primary will be held at the Tisdale schoolhouse,on Thursday, the 30th day of August, 1883, at half past two o'clock p.m.,for the purpose of electing three delegates to attend the Republican Conventionat Winfield on the first day of September.

By order of Committee, H. McKibben, Chairman.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Republicans of Silverdale Township will meet at Butterfield's, theusual place of holding elections, on Thursday, August 30, at 2 o'clock p.m.,for the purpose of selecting four delegates to attend the County Convention,and to select a member of the Central Committee. A full attendance is desired.

L. J. Darnell, Chairman, Township Central Committee.

[CITY COUNCIL.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

At the Council meeting Monday evening sidewalk petitions from J. M. Reedand Patrick Buckley were granted. The petition of Quincy Glass for permissionto erect scales on Main Street was refused. A lot of bills were allowedand referred. The question of tax levy was referred to committee of Kretsingerand Wilson. The bids for fire department supplies were referred to the firedepartment committee and Council adjourned to meet next Monday evening.

[KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Kindergarten school which has been conducted by Mrs. Garlick forsome time past, closed last Friday. The term has been a very successfulone and the school will open up next month with fresh interest. The writerspent two hours very pleasantly with the little folks Friday, and as wesat in the cool, airy schoolroom watching them, we thought it would be ablessing if all Winfield children could be thus employed this warm weatherinstead of running upon the streets or playing out in the hot sun. One grandobject of the Kindergarten system is to give the children valuable and lastinginformation when they really do not realize that they are studying.

[SERIOUS ACCIDENT.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

A serious accident happened on Monday morning last at the blacksmithshop of Mr. Dan. Miller. While the blacksmith was paring a horse's hoofpreparatory to shoeing the animal and while holding the buttress to hisshoulder, the horse reared and plunged the buttress into the stomach ofMr. D. Ford, the owner, who lives at Severy, inflicting a wound about fourinches long, and which came within an ace of extending into the cavity ofthe body. Several surgeons were sent for immediately, and Dr. Taylor wasthe first to arrive, who on probing the wound found that it did not extendinto the cavity of the bowels and so informed the patient, which relievedhis anxiety very much. He is doing well and will soon be up again. Drs.Park and Green were in attendance, the former assisting Dr. Taylor in adjustingthe wound. The Doctor says: "It will probably heal by first intention."

[FAIR.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

We'll Go.

Ed. Greer, of the Winfield COURIER, is secretary of the Cowley countyfair and driving park association. He sends us a complimentary ticket whichsays: "Admit Sinner Shelton and lady." Now we are satisfied thatwe can't get in on this ticket, but we'll be there all the same. When thegatekeeper beholds our pious physiognomy, he will refuse to admit us ona sinner ticket. The fair and races will be held on September 25, 26, 27,and 28, and a big time is expected. Wichita Times.

The gatekeeper will be especially instructed in regard to Mr. Shelton,so we hope he will feel perfectly safe on that score. We cannot afford tohave him miss attendance as he is advertised as one of the principal attractionsin the natural curiosity department.

[MARKET.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Market. Corn is worth today (Wednesday) 25 cents per bushel. Wheat75 cents. Oats 12-1/2 cents. Hay $3.00. Hogs $4.00. Produce is very lowand potatoes are a drug in the market.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Lawn Festival.

There will be a lawn festival at the residence of R. J. Yeoman, one-halfmile north of Vernon schoolhouse, on Thursday evening, the 16th inst., whereice cream, candies, nuts, and cake will be served; the proceeds to be usedtoward buying an organ for the school and lyceum. All are cordially invited.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Prof. John W. Snyder of Jerseyville, Illinois, is visiting Mr. Will B.Caton. He is an old friend of Mr. Caton and a comrade during the war, andcomes out to have a little reunion. It is hoped that he will locate in ourmidst. The following concerning him is clipped from a Jerseyville paper.

"We are glad to learn that Prof. J. W. Snyder will, in a few days,be in Greenfield, with the intention of organizing a class in rudimentaland choral music with a view to bringing out in the future the cantata ofQueen Esther, or some other first-class musical entertainment. In justiceto the Prof., and it is no more than justice, when we say he is superiorto any teacher or driller, in that line, we ever knew, and we profess toknow whereof we speak. We are sure he will be heartily received, and numerouslypatronized, as his reputation as a teacher is widely known, since the wellknown Kemper Concert, which was so eminently successful a few weeks since.It you would learn music, don't fail to take lessons under Prof. Snyder."

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Messrs. English Brothers of Kansas City, Missouri, were awarded the contractby the City Council to furnish the city one thousand feet of fire hose andtwo hose carts. The hose purchased is the celebrated Excelsior grade manufacturedby the Boston Belting Company, who are the oldest manufacturers of firehose in the country. The hose carts are of the Silsby Manufacturing Company'smake. The names of the manufacturers in each case is a guarantee of strictlyfirst class goods. Messrs. English Bros. were represented by Mr. MaynardMiller, a gentleman thoroughly posted in this business.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

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

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Our increased sales in clothing are due to the sweeping reductions weare making in prices. We must have room for our fall stock and would adviseyou to call soon to secure a good bargain. M. Hahn & Co.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

A bell is for the community as well as the church. So let us test theIce Cream that we may hear the bell.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Remember the Ice Cream festival at the Baptist church; this Thursdayevening. Bell? Yes, that is what the Ice Cream social is for at the BaptistChurch tonight.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

O. S. Hurd will sell at auction in Winfield, August 15th, a choice lotof domestic cattle.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. Simington, of the Chicago Furniture Manufacturing Company, was inthe city Tuesday and Wednesday. He was sent out by his firm to sell Messrs.Johnson & Hill their fall stock of furniture. They laid in a big supplyand for the next thirty days will sell furniture at way down prices to makeroom for the new stock.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

J. S. Mann still leads in novelties, in Gent's furnishings. He has justreceived a full line of fall hats, latest style and best makes. They containsome of the nobbiest designs yet introduced, and will be the rage amongour young men.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mr. N. Bellville brought in a bunch of onions grown from the seed sinceMarch, that caps anything we have seen thus far. They are as large aroundas saucers.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

A. H. Green is very sick and his death has been hourly expected for thepast three days.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The Water Works Company have made twenty-five taps so far.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Senator Hackney and wife are at Manitou, Colorado. She is quite ill andhe will not return until Saturday.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Mrs. D. A. Millington left yesterday for Albuquerque, New Mexico, tovisit her daughter, Mrs. Saint.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

The hose and carts purchased by the city amount to over fourteen hundreddollars.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Wanted. 5000 or more men, women, and children of Cowley County to stepin and look at my new and complete stock of Boots, Shoes, and Gloves beforepurchasing your fall supply. John Tyner, South Main Street, West side.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Ordination. A council is to convene at the Baptist Church on Wednesday,August 15, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of considering the proprietyof setting apart Prof. E. T. Trimble to the work of the gospel ministry,by ordination. Interesting services will be held in the evening. A sermonwill be preached by one of the ministers present. Ministers of other denominations,and citizens generally, are invited to meet with us. J. CAIRNS.

[POLITICS.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

A Card. August 1st, 1883. To Alexander Cairns of Tisdale Township:We, the under-signed Republican voters of Cowley County, Kansas, dohereby petition you, Alexander Cairns, to become a candidate for the officeof County Surveyor of said county, subject to the action of the RepublicanConvention.

J. H. Mounts, J. D. Mounts, M. N. Chafey, A. D. McHargue, J. O. Barricklow,G. W. Barricklow, Joseph Barricklow, William Duncan, Johnathan Duncan, S.W. Chase, James Williams, A. Gafney, John Chase, James Perkins, Henry Dening,Walter Denning, V. P. Rounds, W. L. Pennington, Jeff Benning, J. F. Crow,Lewis Myers, O. R. Bull, H. Chance, H. Fry, J. A. Priest, Joseph Fry, H.B. Trueman, I. N. Denning, Geo. B. Rounds, B. F. Walker, F. H. Conkright,E. M. Brown, John H. Cox, E. E. Moore, B. F. Harrod, R. D. Rising, Thos.Walker, N. W. Gould, Ira Fluke, N. R. Jackson, A. H. Hetherington, D. A.Mounts, J. Anglemyer, G. Bonebrake, George W. Reed, I. M. Deming, I. A.Cochran, James A. Cochran, Lincoln Caster, S. Y. Caster, John McKee, Wm.Lefter, J. D. Moore, I. H. Moore, Jas. Greenshields, N. S. Mounts, W. M.Summerville.

[HAD QUESTION ON HENRY DENING...LISTED NEXT TO WALTER DENNING. LATERTHERE WAS I. N. DENNING; LATER STILL THERE WAS I. M. DEMING???]

YES. PAPER HAD JOHNATHAN DUNCAN...???

[FESTIVAL: PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Social and Ice Cream Festival.

A social and ice cream festival, for the benefit of the PresbyterianChurch, will be held on Tuesday evening, August 14th, in the new schoolhouseat New Salem. A good time is anticipated and a cordial invitation is extendedto all. By order of Committee.

[STREAKS OF SUNSHINE.]

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Capt. John Lowry has erected and furnished a neat and pleasant ice creamparlor at the entrance of the Riverside Park, and will keep on hand a supplyof ice cream every day of the week for the pleasure of persons visitingthe park.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Go to Wallis & Wallis for the Frank Siddles Soap. A washboard mustnot be used, and as the wash water must only be lukewarm; a small kettleanswers for a large wash. Full directions with each bar of soap.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

SHEEP FOR SALE. Five hundred graded Merino sheep, nine tenths of theflock are ewes and under 4 years of age. In splendid order, a great bargain.Address Raymond and Curtiss, El Dorado, Kansas, or F. K. Raymond, Winfield,Kansas. Also stock range to lease to the right party.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

THE MASON & HAMLIN organ is the purest tone, the best action, themost durable, and the best organ in all particulars made. The musical juriesin all the universal expositions for sixteen years have given it the highesthonors. All eminent musicians say it is the best. Call and see them. Pianosfor sale, tuned and repaired. South Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.

M. J. STIMSON, Agent.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

W. A. LEE. A Press Drill that is so constructed that the weight of thedriver and the drill is not on the press rollers, is no Press Drill, andno better than a common hoe drill. The press wheels must be large enoughand carry weight enough to press ground where wheels come in contact withground sufficiently hard that the ground will not stick, but let go of thewheels and lay compressed at its place. A small wheel with a light pressurewill raise damp, loose ground, and scatter the seed wheat, leaving it ontop of the ground. Scrapers only make the matter worse. W. A. LEE, Agent,Blunt's Press Drill.

Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.

Please take notice. I have this day, July the 31st, 1883, sold to LewisConrad of Winfield, Kansas, the patent right for the (Burgess) revolvingsteam washer, for Cowley County, Kansas, and he will at once enter uponthe business of canvassing the county to give each family an opportunityof testing his washer and prove to them that it will wash fifteen shirtsin fifteen minutes after the water boils, as perfectly as can be done byhand on the rubbing boards. I have also given Mr. Conrad an agency to sellterritory anywhere in the United States that is not already sold. Any personwishing to make money fast and leave a blessing wherever he may sell a washer,can call on Mr. Conrad in Winfield, and any sale he may make will be honoredby us. J. C. BURGESS, Proprietor.

[POLITICAL NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Added to list:

H. J. Sandfort, Richland Township, independent candidate for Registerof deeds.

T. H. Soward, candidate for Register of Deeds.

George H. McIntire, of Arkansas City, candidate for office of Sheriff.

[CITY ELECTION.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

CITY PRIMARY ELECTION.

The Republicans of the first ward in Winfield will elect eight delegatesto the county convention, at an election to be held at the office of Bardand Harris, on 9th Avenue, on Thursday, August 30, 1883, commencing at 2o'clock p.m., and closing at 6 o'clock or as soon thereafter as there shallbe no Republican at the polls ready to vote.

Jacob T. Hackney, John C. McNeil, and Frank Bowen are appointed judgesof said election, and William Madden and T. M. McGuire, clerks.

All votes will be rejected except those presented by electors hithertoacting and voting with the Republican party, or by those who voted the Republicanticket last November and intend to vote the Republican ticket next November.

D. A. MILLINGTON, HENRY PARISH, GEO. F. CORWIN, WARD COMMITTEE.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Primary election of the SECOND WARD will be held on the same dayat the same hours, under the same rules as the above, at the old WinfieldBank building on 9th Avenue. I. H. Holmes, C. W. Armstrong, and H. Brothertonare appointed Judges and W. T. Madden and Louis Zenor, Clerks. Six delegatesare to be chosen. T. H. SOWARD, Ward Chairman.

[LETTER FROM SENATOR PLUMB.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

GOOD ADVICE.

The following sensible letter written by Senator Plumb to a citizen ofWinfield, who made inquiry of him concerning lands in the Indian Territory,is published by the Atchison Champion.

DEAR SIR: I have yours of the 19th. To my mind there is no use of goingto Oklahoma until the government has in some way declared the land openfor settlement.

If each and every man who has been ejected from the Territory had faithfullyapplied his time and money lost to opening a farm elsewhere, he would befairly well off. Payne has spent time enough to have paid for a farm inKansasbut I suppose he has spent the money of others.

Of course in time, all public landsall balances of military reservationsand of Indian reservationswill be opened for settlement. Meanwhile thereare plenty of public lands for those who have none, and will be for sometime. But really, should a man who has a farm in Kansas complain that thegovernment don't give him another? Wouldn't it be better to save some ofthe land for the perishing thousands who have none? P. B. PLUMB.

[DIED. CONDUCTOR J. E. MILLER.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

DIED. On Friday morning, August 10, 1883, Conductor J. E. Miller diedat Arkansas City in the 37th year of his age. He had been in not very goodhealth for some weeks and had been east with his wife whom he left at Athol,Pennsylvania, and returned to his work. Here he was taken down severelywith kidney disease and blood poisoning and died three days thereafter.His remains were sent to Pennsylvania on Saturday, being escorted to thetrain by the Masonic order and the G. A. R. in force.

James E. Miller was born in Waterford, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1846.He is the son of Lucius and Hannah Miller of that place. He enlisted inthe Union army as a drummer boy in July 1862 and was honorably dischargedin May 1865. From that time until 1873 he was a clerk in the Treasury Departmentat Washington. After this he was in the internal revenue office at Chicago.Since 1879 he has been a conductor on the C. S. & F. S. railroad.

He was one of the most agreeable gentlemen we ever met. Always obligingand helpful, he was exceedingly popular as a conductor and made a host ofwarm friends who will mourn his loss. We feel that we have lost a warm personalfriend and extend our sympathy to his afflicted wife.

[POLITICS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.

Turn the rascals in.

A tariff for revenue only.

Offices for Democrats only.

Free saloons, free beer, free whiskey.

REPUBLICAN PLATFORM.

Keep the rascals out.

Offices for the honest and capable.

All the laws must be enforced including those relating to liquor traffic.

A tariff for revenue and protection to home labor and home productions.

[POLITICAL NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

T. H. SOWARD.

We call the attention of our readers to the announcement of T. H. Sowardfor Register of Deeds of this county. He was a brave Union soldier in thelate war in which he was crippled for life. Yet he is one of the most enthusiasticRepublicans in the state and is always active and efficient in every workfor the good of his country. He is one of the finest orators we have andhis brilliant addresses and speeches for Republican principles have givenhim a wide fame. He is a pleasant gentleman, a man of sterling integrityand ability and very popular where he is known, and in his crippled conditionthe office would be very helpful to him.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

H. J. SANDFORT.

We would call the attention of Independents and all others to the announcementof H. J. Sandfort as an independent candidate for Register of Deeds. Mr.Sandfort has served as the trustee of Richland Township for three yearsand has given full satisfaction as is shown by his repeated re-elections.His assessment returns have always come in good time and in artistic shape.He is well qualified for the position he seeks, and his ability, enterprise,and reliability have made him popular where he is well known.

[LETTER FROM WEIMER: YELLOWSTONE.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Letter from Hon. J. W. Weimer.

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK,

WYOMING TERRITORY, AUGUST 7, 1883.

Ed. Winfield Courier,

DEAR SIR: I arrived safe in the wonderland several days ago and findit as all others domore than could be expected. At first I thought of returning,consequently did not write. The Western Press Association arrived here yesterdayand you will shortly have a better pen picture of the Park than I can draw;but as soon as time permits, I will drop you a few notes. Met ex-SenatorConkling and several other prominent men. Yesterday I had the pleasure ofaccompanying a part of the Press Association through this part of the Park.I led them to the famous Bath Lake, and all old and young took advantageof the rare treat, and a jollier set of school boys you never saw. Amongthem were W. D. Bickum from Ohio, and B. R. Comen, Ohio, the gentleman whowrote the Act of Congress setting this apart for a National Park. The lakeis a natural reservoir of hot water large enough to accommodate five hundredpersons at once. J. W. WEIMER.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Another splendid rain Tuesday night. The corn will not be allowed tostop growing until husking time.

[CORRESPONDENTS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Arkansas City Items.

One of Winfield's best ladies, Miss Robinson, visited this place lastweek. She has many friends and acquaintances here.

Texas fever has made its appearance along the state and many valuablecows have been lost. A through herd of cattle went by about a month ago,and the disease is attributed to them.

The remains of James Miller were carried to the depot Saturday, followedby a pro- cession composed of the Masonic fraternity, G. A. R., and A. O.U. W. Mrs. Miller and her daughter, Julia, are in New Jersey, Mrs. Miller'shealth being very delicate. "Jim" will be greatly missed as hewas a general favorite and a much respected gentleman. His death is attributedto general debility, but the facts are his system was filled with malaria,which he was almost constantly treating for, until his stomach would notreceive or retain nutriment.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Rock Items.

Wheat in this section is turning out well.

James Rogers has finished threshing his wheat.

R. F. Bailey has the nicest apples in the country.

There will be an addition built to the Rock schoolhouse.

Mr. James McClelland and lady have gone east on a visit.

Farmers are busy threshing wheat and hauling it to Douglass.

G. H. Williams has a new croquet set and it is in use most of the time.

C. N. Yard holds a meeting at Rock Valley the fourth Sunday in everymonth.

J. T. Bailey, wife and youngest son, are going to Indiana to visit friendsthere.

Miss Mollie McWilliams has returned from the Normal school and broughtcompany home with her. MAY.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Prairie Home Productions.

Prof. Thomas will hereafter meet his singing class on Saturday evening.

Miss May Christopher, with her brother Clarence, left for Iowa on a visitto a sister there.

The little child of Mr. Baker's that was so severely burned two weeksago is now very nearly well.

Mr. H. C. Miller is looking for his mother and sister from Colorado soonto make them a visit, and intends taking them to Geuda Springs.

BIRTHS. Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Wells have lately fallen heir to a son, andMrs. Samuel Miller and wife a daughter. May they live long and be the comfortand staff of their parents, in their declining years.

Many thanks, Olivia, for your wise counsel concerning the "wee ones."My wife and I will look to their interests first of all, and I can assureyou that no one can better administer to their wants than Charity.

A surprise by the young people at Mr. Tinsman's, a few evenings ago,is the latest in the line of parties. Miss Lizzie Lawson has extended invitationsto quite a number of her friends to spend the evening at her residence onthe 14th inst.

The more rain, the more rest, says the hired hand, and the more corn,fruit, and vegetables, exclaims the grateful husbandman; but alas! for thechronic grumbler, he will have to leave drouthy Kansas this fall or changehis tune and make it livelier.

School district 39 levied a tax of 1-4 percent at their annual meetingtowards furnishing a district library; also, voted to dig a well. Perhapsthey will see the necessity of putting out trees while they are trying toimprove the condition of things.

The Sabbath School at this place voted to have a picnic sometime in September;also voted to have an ice cream supper on Tuesday evening, August 28th,for the purpose of raising funds to procure a banner and defray other expensesthat will necessarily arise in the enterprise.

Several Prairie Homeites had the pleasure of shaking hands with Mrs.Swain, nee Miss Leffingwell, a friend of other days. We hope she may havea pleasant visit here, and carry with her to her Florida home the remembranceof many happy hours spent in the society of old time friends.

Our friend and neighbor. D. Moffet, has gone to find a home for himselfand family in Washington Territory, if satisfied upon his arrival there.When last heard from, he was in Colorado. He will be very apt to returnthoroughly prepared to appreciate the good temper- ance state of Kansas,and the productiveness of Cowley County and Tisdale Township.

Someone (I've forgotten who) told Charity that Mrs. Bechtel said thatMrs. Conrad told Mrs. Brown that Mrs. Tinsman overheard Mrs. Miller tellingMrs. Gardner that Mrs. Marling had heard Mrs. Avis say that Mrs. Lafoonsaid that Mrs. Miles was telling her that Mrs. Baker was talking of havinga quilting soon, and she thought it must be so, for it came direct fromMrs. Christopher.

The Prairie Home schoolhouse was filled to overflowing the day of thebasket meeting. The services of the Baptist brethren were interesting. Thatchurch is well represented here, having a membership of over twenty persons.The M. E. Church has also an organization of ten members. Their minister,however, has failed to put in an appearance this year. The reason is probablybest known to himself. C. HOPE.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Akron Sayings.

William White for Register of Deeds.

W. J. Hanlen carries the ribbon for the best crop of burnsides.

J. W. Jones of Labette Co. is canvassing the county with a book.

Miss Taylor, of Illinois, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary Huston, atpresent.

Where is the man that said "drouthy Kansas?" I would like tohit him.

Lots of corn fields will go eighty bushels to the acre in the WalnutValley.

Miss Mary Taylor will start to Illinois the last week in August to spendthe winter.

T. S. Covert, wife and mother, started to Arkansas for another visit,last Monday.

Dr. Polk is building an addition to his house to make room for his increasingdignity.

Miss Katie Weimer will give a birthday party to her many friends on theevening of the 30th of August.

Considerable time has elapsed since I last wrote for the COURIER, owingto the busy time, scarcity of items, etc.

Royal V. Cass is singing a new song entitled "Come, my darling,quickly come." We trust his song will be answered.

The Presbyterians will hold communion services on Sabbath, August 26th,and prepara- tory service Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

N. E. Darling, proprietor of the Akron store, is making things boom.He is adding new goods continually and is working up a lively trade.

R. P. Burt has lately purchased a span of iron gray horses, and has treatedhimself to a bran new wagon. O my! Who will the lucky girl be!

A gentleman from Seeley whose name I have not yet learned has rentedthe Willet farm and will take possession of the house Oct. 15, while N.E. Darling will build a store house on Mr. Burt's place.

David and Charley Huston have the addition to their house finished andhave given the entire building a new coat of paint, giving it a very fineappearance. After a couple of week's rest, Rob started to threshing forMessrs. Lacy and Wimer [Weimer?] Monday.

The last week has been the hottest of the season, and the late heavyrains have damaged the millet to a great extent, as most all the milletthroughout the country was cut and in a bad condition for wet weather. Ido not know of a single farmer that got his millet up without being damagedby the rain more or less. AUDUBON.

[ADS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

GRAND DOUBLE TRAIN EXCURSION TO Washington, Baltimore, Harper's Ferry,Luray Caverns, Mount Vernon, Ft. Monroe, And other points of Scenic andHistoric interest FROM ST. LOUIS -OVER- OHIO & MISSISSIPPI, Cin., Wash.& Baltimore -AND PICTURESQUE B. & O. At the remarkably Low Rateof HALF FARE Or one regular fare for the Round Trip from St. Louis to Baltimoreand Return.

SEPTEMBER 10TH!

First Train leaving St. Louis at 8:00 in the morning.

Second Train leaving St. Louis at 7:00 in the evening.

These Trains departing from St. Louis at such hours as to enable directconnection from the trains arriving in St. Louis on all other lines fromthe SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST!

THROUGH CARS FROM SAINT LOUIS TO WASHINGTON & BALTIMORE.

Magnificent Palace Sleeping Cars!

Elegant New Day Coaches!

Superb New Dining Cars.

2 ROYAL TRAINS! -AND- LIGHTNING TIME!

The Ohio and Mississippi, Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore andthe Baltimore & Ohio Companies have determined to make these doubletrains the grandest Excursion event in railroad annals, and to this endwill call into play all the enormous resources of their great systems.

The date of the excursion is most happily timed, enabling all who participateto attend the remarkable series of ORIOLE FESTIVITIES! AT BALTIMORE.

Embraced in the brilliant and unprecedented programme, is one night ofUnparalleled

ELECTRICAL DISPLAYS,

And another night of Wondrous MYSTIC PAGEANTRY! Never Equaled in theWorld!

On the Electric Night, Lord Baltimore will arrive in the Harbor of Baltimoreupon one of the finest steamers afloat, and which will literally be a blazeof electrical illumination. The Royal Steamer will be escorted up the harborby from 50 to 80 tug boats, 4 abreast, and each carrying electric lightsin various colors. From all sides of the harbor Fire Works in great profusionwill be discharged from special barges stationed for such purpose, and thespecta- cle as a whole will be an unprecedented one.

Arriving in the city, Lord Baltimore, his Courtiers, Household, and Officerswill be escorted to the City Hall by a most Novel Military Paradea thousandsoldiers covered with electric lights in different colors; horses with electricalplumes, and the whole city present- ing a scene simply indescribable.

ON PAGEANT NIGHT,

Another remarkable spectacle will be witnessed, and effects producednever before attempted in any city of the world.

The parade will be the grandest in extent known in the history of mysticpageantry. The costumes, all entirely new, were made in Paris, and beyondall comparison the finest imported to this country. The unparalleled numberof Forty Tableaux Floats will be in line, and will be larger and more imposingin construction than ever before known. Some con- ception of the amazingextent of the pageant may be gleaned from the fact that upwards of thirteenhundred men, two hundred and thirty horses, six bands, and six hundred carriedlights are required to place it upon the streets.

No advance will be made in the usual rates for Hotel Accommodations,either in Baltimore or Washington, visitors being enabled to stop in eithercity, the Baltimore and Ohio running FIFTY-MINUTE TRAINS between the twocities. Trains run at least every hour.

HARPER'S FERRY

Is directly upon the line of the B. & O. only a little over two hours'run from Baltimore and one hour from Washington. The Old John Brown Fortstill stands. As all the parades, displays, and pageants at Baltimore takeplace at night, there will be abundant opportunities to visit Harper's Ferry.

OLD POINT COMFORT AND FORTRESS MONROE

Are but one night's sail from Baltimore or Washington on MagnificentSteamers. Excursionists so choosing can take the Bay Line Steamers at Baltimore,witness the grand electrical and pyrotechnical display in the harbor, arriveat Old Point Comfort and Fortress Monroe early the following morning, spendthe day and be back in Baltimore again bright and early on the morning ofthe night of the great Mystic Pageant.

MOUNT VERNON

Is but a few hours' ride on the historic Potomac from Washington. Splendidsteamers leaving every morning and returning during the afternoon.

LURAY CAVERNS,

The most famous of all the subterranean wonders of the country, are readilywithin a days' time from Washington or Baltimore. Special fast ExcursionTrains, making the round trip, with four hours at the caverns, which arenow lighted by Electricity.

WASHINGTON,

Ever a place of greatest interest to all, never looks more beautifulto the eye or offers more inducements for a visit than during the lovelyweather always the rule in September. The B. & O. is the only directline from the West to Washington, and the only line running

Fifty-Minute Trains

between Washington and Baltimore. No such an opportunity for a visitto the most attractive centers of interest in the East and South has beenoffered for years as this

GRAND DOUBLE TRAIN TRIP.

Write for full details and all information as regards Sleeping Car andother accommo- dations to ANDY ATKINS, Traveling Agent, Baltimore &Ohio Railroad, 101 N. 4th Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

[NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Recap. George M. Gardner, Administrator of the Estate of Wm. Whitted,Deceased, Henry E. Asp, Attorney, in Probate Court August 8, 1883, notifiedall claimants against estate to present the same for allowance within oneyear from date, etc.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Recap Suit for Divorce, Handled by W. P. Hackney, Attorney for Plaintiff.Emily V. Lane, Plaintiff, vs. Eliphalet F. Lane, Defendant. Petition tobe answered by September 15, 1883.

[PETITION NOTICE.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Publication Notice.

To all whom it may concern:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the undersigned, J. C. Fuller and D. A. Millington,will present a petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County,state of Kansas, at the next regular session of said Board, to be begunand held at the Courthouse in said county on the first Monday of October,1883, praying the vacation of the alleys running through Blocks One Hundredand Eighty-nine (189) and two Hundred and Eighty-seven (287) in the cityof Winfield, in said County and State. J. C. FULLER, D. A. MILLINGTON.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Summer readingsuch as light but good novels, at Goldsmith's.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Remember the Peach Festival at the M. E. Church Friday evening.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mrs. Kretsinger has returned from her visit north and Krets is happyonce more.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

A. A. Bosley leaves this week for Sedgwick County, where he will becomea granger.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Joe. O'Hare is now a "retired" banker. Charlie Fuller camein Saturday evening and relieved him.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mrs. F. M. Friend has returned home after enjoying a pleasant visit withher mother in Cherokee County.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mrs. Ed. P. Greer returned from a two months visit among friends in Illinoisand Missouri, Monday evening.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Young People's Aid Society of the M. E. Church will hold a PeachFestival Friday evening in the church.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. Ab. Holmes was in town Monday arranging for a sheep sale, noticeof which will be found in another column.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Our new cigar manufacturers, Wilkinson & Co., will soon be readyto place one or two brands of cigars on the market.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

A Union Temperance Meeting will be held in the M. E. Church next Sabbathevening under the auspices of the W. C. T. U.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

An old farmer says that since the late rains the nubbin corn is absolutelyruined. It's enough to make any calf bleat for a week.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Billy Impson has sold his interest in the ice cream parlor to his brother,Mr. Bakaston, and has for the present retired from business. [Bakastow?]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Spencer Miner has purchased a fine horse and buggy of Dr. Dunn and nowchases the boys around at the fair grounds every evening.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Eli Youngheim has been working a big force during the past week markingand storing away his new goods. They have been coming in by the dray load.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. W. O. Johnson has returned to Winfield and taken charge of G. B.Shaw & Co.'s yard. Mr. Davis will attend to the grain and coal businessof the firm.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Conductor Titus, of the K. C. L. & S. railroad had his house in Cherryvaleburned last week, and nine hundred dollars stolen. No clue to the perpetratorsof the deed so far.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

A special meeting of the P. V. Horse Protective Union will be held August21st, at Odessa, at half past seven p.m. Old and new members are requestedto attend.

A. H. BROADWELL, O. S.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Sam L. Gilbert will take in the old settlers reunion at Burlington, Iowa,his old home. He says he hopes to be the means of bringing two or threehundred Iowa people into Cowley.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. E. T. Rogers has just turned out a new wagon for Miller, Dix &Co., which eclipses anything of the kind we have seen. It is put up perfectlyand is finished in Johnny Reid's best style of painting.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

W. L. Mullin is the local agent for the Kansas Mutual Life Associationof Hiawatha, and G. E. Sabin can write you an application if you are ingood health and can pass the required medical examination.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Building & Loan Association is flourishing at an unusual rate.All of the second series of stock has been taken and the directors are devisingways and means of increasing it to meet the demands. The demand for loansis in excess of receipts, and all gilt-edged. It is one of the best institutionsfor the man of moderate means in the country, and we are heartily glad tosee it flourish.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

We have always been willing to concede most any result from the wonderfulproductive- ness of Cowley's soilin fact we have credited stories many timesabout big corn and pumpkin that seems too large for unabridged acceptance,but today we are called upon to record an agricultural curiosity that eclipsesanything yet brought to light. It is a stalk of corn on which there areone hundred and twenty ears, all clearly defined, bearing silks,husk, and grains. Of course, they are all miniature ears, but they are thereand can be seen by any person who desires by calling at this office. Thespecimen was grown by Col. Whiting in his field near town. When pulled thestalk carried one hundred and forty ears, but twenty ears were pulled offpossiblyby some traveler, for horsefeed.

[CITY COUNCIL.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The council met Monday evening and passed sidewalk ordinances for 7thAvenue East and Manning Street east side south of Tenth Avenue, six blocks.The marshall was instructed to abate the nuisance existing in the hide houseand back of the Commercial Hotel. There are various other loud-smellingplaces around the streets and back alleys that ought to be abated even withoutthe authority of that honorable body. The council also changed the frontageof some lots near the Santa Fe depot on petition of M. L. Read, M. L. Robinson,and C. C. Pierce. The cellar digging bill of $331 was allowed and the reportof committee on purchase of hose adopted. This embraces the purchase ofabout $1,400 worth of stuff. The matter of tax levy was laid over.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Col. J. C. McMullen returned from his summer vacation Saturday evening.It was spent among the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River, seasonedwith visits among friends in different states. The Colonel returns muchrefreshed, but is glad to get home. He says Kansas is the place after all,and in no country are the fields greener, the skies clearer, or the peoplemore thrifty and happy and contented than here. Our lot is certainly castin pleasant places.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

We were shocked last Friday morning to hear of the death of ConductorJim Miller at his home in Arkansas City. He was sick but a few days, andhis condition was not regarded as dangerous until the evening before hedied. The malady was a kind of malarial fever. His wife was in the Eastat the time under the care of a physician. The body was shipped east forinterment.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Good Templars held their regular semi-monthly social on Tuesday eveningat the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. Cairns. An excellent literary program andgeneral social inter- course, together with the pleasant hospitality ofMr. and Mrs. Cairns and family, made the occasion very enjoyable. The nextsocial will be given at the residence of Mrs. E. D. Garlick.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. Chas. C. Hammond, of Beaver Township, has a small tobacco patch.He brought us in a stalk last week. It was over five feet high and boreleaves fourteen inches wide and four feet long. The weed is of fine textureand seems to be as good as they raise in Kentucky. We do not see why tobaccoraising cannot be made profitable in Cowley.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Stenographer Reynolds has completed his transcript of the evidence inthe Colgate case. It makes eighteen hundred folios, one hundred and eightythousand words, the paper on which it is written weighs ten pounds, andit costs one hundred and eighty dollars. The transcript will be the largestever filed in the supreme court.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. Daniel Miller, Daniel Oberlese, and Mrs. Harris from BartholomewCounty, Indiana, have been spending a few weeks in our county, the guestsof Mr. John F. Miller of Beaver. They are well pleased with the country,so well that Mr. Oberlese purchased a quarter section of land before returninghome.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mrs. E. P. Kinne came down from Kansas City last week, and will spendseveral weeks here as the guest of her brother, Col. J. C. McMullen. Shenotes with pleasure the improve- ment in our city, but is hardly ready yetto give up her beautiful home in Kansas City for a residence in Winfield.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Cowley County was never in greater distress than now. The question is,where will we get storage for our crops, or men to gather them? With cornan average of eighty bushels per acre all over the county and one hundredand twenty thousand acres of it, we can well tremble in our boots.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. Joseph Smalley of Beaver Township has furnished us with the championstalk of corn so far. It is fourteen feet high and the first ear grows eightfeet from the ground. It takes a tall man to reach up and touch it. Thereare whole fields of it in Cowley this year, ten feet high.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Capt. Smith returned from his western trip Wednesday. He took in thereunion at Denver, all points of interest in Colorado, and the tertiomillennialat Santa Fe, and returned much improved in health. He reports a delightfultrip.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Remember that the Kansas Mutual of Hiawatha, Kansas, offers a safe andreliable insurance. Where is the man who cannot spare three cents a dayto keep up a $1,500 Life Policy? Can you afford to neglect this importantduty to your family?

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Judge Torrance and family left for Colorado Springs Wednesday. The Judgewill remain two weeks and will return in time to convene the regular termof court at Wellington. Mrs. Torrance will remain during the hot months.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Adam Walck says that one reason that Cowley County has such magnificentcrops now is that the farmers are doing their own farming and not dependingon God Almighty to do it for them as much as formerly.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. J. L. Holmes has returned to Cowley from Arkansas and will remainwith us. He don't like Arkansas, but thinks Cowley is the best country underthe sun.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Charlie Fuller returned from his eastern trip Saturday and on Mondaywas again at his post manipulating gold and greenbacks at the paying teller'swindow in the Winfield Bank.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Gene Wilber, accompanied by his wife and daughter, leave for a visitamong friends in Illinois soon. Miss Wilber will remain in Bloomington andattend school during the coming year.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The German Lutheran Church will have services in the Taggart buildingon South Main Street, next Sunday, at 11 o'clock a.m. All friends are cordiallyinvited to attend.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. Copeland, chief clerk at Hahn & Co.'s, is having the foundationlaid for a neat and commodious residence on east ninth avenue.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Dr. Cooper is back again from a Colorado trip and will open an officehere as soon as a suitable room can be secured.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

A THRILLING LECTURE.
Experience of Rev. G. H. Clark, Co. K, Wisconsin Infantry, Thomas'Corps.

The following is an outline of the lecture to be delivered by Rev. G.H. Clark, at the Baptist Church on Monday evening next.

Capture at Chickamauga, September 20th, 1863.

Taken to Belle IsleLibby, Starvation Horrors. Removed to Danville, Virginia.Small pox and fever. After four months taken to Andersonville. Capt. Wirz.Escape and capture by citizens. Second escapetreed and captured with bloodhounds. Returned to prison and ball and chain. Six men hung. After fivemonths, removed to Florence, South Carolina. With J. V. Hines, of Dexter,run the guard lines. Thirteen nights in pursuit of liberty. Down with feverand recaptured. Return to Florence. Burying living Yankees. Removal to Florence.Fourth effort to escape. Once more under the stars and stripes.

Proceeds of Lecture to be applied in purchasing a bell for the BaptistChurch. Admission 25 cents. Reserved seats for old soldiers at same price.

[MARKETS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Markets. Wheat brings today (Wednesday) 75 cents. Corn 25 cents.Oats are in good demand but prices are low. Shippers can only pay 14 cents,but several loads have been sold to consumers at 17 cents. Hogs bring $44.60.The produce market is active. Butter brings 15 cents, eggs 12-1/2 cents,potatoes 35 cents, peaches $1.50, tomatoes 75 cents, grapes 6-1/4 centsper pound, onions 50 cents per bushel, cabbage 1-1/4 cents per pound, andchickens $1.25 to $2.00 per dozen.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

A Card. Never was a surprise more complete than that which occurred atthe Baptist Parsonage on last Wednesday evening. While many of the churchand congregation were at the prayer meeting, others were at the Parsonagearranging a beautiful dinner and tea set of china, with many other thingsof use and beauty. We were congratulating ourselves that the thirty-fifthanniversary of our wedding had passed off so quietly. When we arrived homefrom prayer-meeting, the house was literally filled with members of thechurch and congre- gation. Prof. Hickok and Judge Soward did the literarypart to perfection, after which a sumptuous supper was served. To all participating,we return our sincere thanks for this expression of kindness and appreciation.[Names not given.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Elegant styles of papeterres at Goldsmith's.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

A fine line of ladies' satchels just received at Goldsmith's.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Dave Long is building a large residence on east eighth avenue.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

B. F. Herrod was appointed assistant marshal at the council meeting Mondayevening.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Lovell H. Webb made a flying trip to Wichita Saturday evening and spentSunday as the guest of Hon. Dick Walker.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Messrs. Washington, Zimmerman, and Slaughter, large stock men from theTerritory, were up Tuesday enjoying the hospitalities of Geo. W. Miller.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The list of delegates allotted to the different townships was mixed uplast week, giving some townships more and some less than is due them. Itis straightened out this week and is now correct.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

There was another big horse race Saturday between a dun mare from GreenwoodCounty and the Blenden horse. The race was won by the Blenden horse by fortyfeet, but owing to some technicality the judges failed to agree.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Klingman farm south of town, was sold Monday to Jos. Poor, of BeaverTownship, for five thousand two hundred dollars. W. L. Mullen did the selling.This is one of the finest farms in Cowley County. It is hedged off in fortyacre tracts, has bearing orchards and beautiful shade trees.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Geo. W. Miller has shipped eighty car loads of fat cattle this week.They were all from his pastures in the Territory, and he has purchased thirty-fivehundred head of through cattle to take the places of those shipped. Georgeswaps dollars at the rate of about a hundred thousand a week now-a-days.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Crippen have been called upon to part withtheir youngest child, a bright little boy of eight months. A few days agothe little fellow ate some shoe blacking and was soon seized with spasms.Death ended its sufferings Tuesday evening. The bereaved parents have thesympathy of many friends.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Kansas Band Union meets at Topeka during the State Fair. The bandspay a railroad rate of two cents per mile, one cent of which is borne bythe State Fair Association. This will take the boys to Topeka and back forlittle or nothing. Del. A. Valentine, the president, is doing everythingin his power to make the meeting as pleasant as possible.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Conservatory of Music.

The Conservatory of Music established six years ago in this city is atpresent in a very prosperous condition. It is patronized by ministers, teachers,bankers, lawyers, prominent grain and stock dealers, and a large numberof the leading business firms of the city.

Three pianos and one organ are in constant use and three teachers arebusily employed. Sixty music pupils are patronizing the institute, amongthem a large class of advanced performers, with a fair practical knowledgeof thorough bass, piano, and organ playing and singing. These young ladiesdid not receive the most important part of their education from first-classteachers of other institutions, but commenced in the primary departmentunder Prof. Farringer, who received his education from none but prominentprofessors in Germany, and who has been for the last twenty-three yearsthe leading teacher with the largest classes in Boonville, Missouri, andin this city. He prides himself on having received as much abuse from semi-professionalsand their friends as any teacher living, but claims that such attacks area powerful stimulant to an ambitious man, and thinks that people who havebeen governed by ghost stories circulated against him, have suffered moredamage than he himself.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

On last Saturday afternoon Mollie Trezise gave a birthday party at herhome, and we had the pleasure of witnessing the nicest assembly of littleladies that we have ever seen in Winfield. May she live to see a hundredsuch happy birthdays. There were between 30 and 40, all enjoying themselvesat swinging and croquet until 4 o'clock, when they were served with icecream, cake, and numerous other good things, after which Dr. Taylor camewith a beautiful poem and read it most grandly to the assembly. I have notsucceeded in getting hold of the poem or I would have published it in full.It added greatly to the enjoyment of all present. We must say that MissMollie is a little lady and knows how to entertain company. May successattend her through life, is the wish of the writer. M. C.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Thomas A. Blanchard, of Winfield, Cowley County, of yore a resident ofWoodson, and at one time sheriff of the county, together with his family,was visiting relatives and friends in this neighborhood the past week. Mr.Blanchard went to Cowley thirteen years ago, took a claim near the townsite of the present big city of Winfield, and has had a fair share of prosperity.He will make the race for clerk of the county and as he is no slouch inthe intricate ways of politics, we should not be surprised to hear of hisgetting there. As Tom is an excellent man in any way he may be taken, wehope that he may succeed.

Yates Center News.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

At the last regular semi-annual election of Directors of the Ladies'Library Association, the following were elected for the ensuing year.

Miss Lena Walrath, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Mrs. M. J. Stimpson, Mrs. A. D.Hendricks, Mrs. J. B. Scofield, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs.G. H. Allen, Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mrs. S. W. Greer, Mrs. Judge McDonald, Mrs.F. K. Raymond, Mrs. Will Strahan. Mrs. A. J. Lundy was elected Secretaryto fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Trimble. One hundreddollars worth of new and popular books have just been ordered. This is thetime for you to secure your ticket for the year. Mrs. E. T. Trimble, Secretary.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Wellington has a little excitement caused by the sudden departure ofJ. W. Griffith, one of its lawyers and loan agents. Griffith had receivedmoney from several parties, which he was supposed to have loaned out forthe benefit of his principals. As the story goes, Griffith squandered themoney in gambling. But the time came for a settlement, and, to cover uphis transactions, he gave his principals several notes supposed to havebeen made by parties who had borrowed money from him. The notes turn outto be forged and Griffith is in demand just now.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Cowboys took the town of Hunnewell Monday, and the citizens were compelledto tele- phone to Wellington for assistance. A train was placed at the disposalof Sheriff Thralls and posse, when they rolled into Hunnewell without whistling,surrounded the town, and arrested eight cowboys without firing a shot. Thedesperadoes now languish in jail at Wellington.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

One Dergan was killed at Hutchinson on the 12th inst., by Emerson, aliasTexas Bill. It was a cold-blooded affair, and an attempt was made to lynchthe murderer, but was unsuccessful. Emerson is a professional man-killerand will doubtless be strung up yet by lynchers.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Mr. J. S. Manser returned Monday with his family from a visit to friendsin the north part of the state.

[POLITICS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Republican Primaries.

The Dexter primary will be held on Thursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clockp.m., the time recommended by committee.

The Pleasant Valley Republican Primary will be held at Odessa schoolhouseat 2 o'clock on Thursday, August 30th. Z. B. Myers, Chairman.

The township committee of Rock Township has called the Republican Primaryto meet at Rock schoolhouse on the afternoon of the 30th.

The Beaver Township Republican primary meeting will be held at the BeaverCenter schoolhouse on Thursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m.

The Republican Township Committee of Vernon Township announce the Werdenschoolhouse as the place for holding the primary meeting of the party inthat township, and Thursday, August 30th at 2 o'clock p.m., as the time.

Notice. The Republican electors of Walnut Township will meet at the IslandPark north of Winfield, on Thursday, August 30, at 2 o'clock p.m., for thepurpose of electing 5 delegates to the County convention. John Mentch, Chairmanof Central Committee.

Republican Primary Convention for Richland Township will be held at Summitschool- house on the 30th day of August at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purposeof selecting delegates to the County Convention on Sept. 1st, 1883. N. L.Larkin, Chairman of Committee.

The Republicans of Bolton Township are requested to meet at the Blandschoolhouse on Thursday, August 30th, at 2 o'clock p.m., for the purposeof electing five delegates to attend the County Convention at Winfield onSaturday, Sept. 1st, 1883. J. D. Guthrie, Chairman, Township Committee.

The Republicans of Silverdale Township will meet at Butterfield's, theusual place of holding elections, on Thursday, August 30, at 2 o'clock p.m.,for the purpose of selecting 4 delegates to attend the county Convention,and to select a member of the Central Committee. A full attendance is desired.L. J. Darnell, Chairman, Township Central Committee.

The Tisdale Republican primary will be held at the Tisdale schoolhouse,on Thursday, the 30th day of August, 1883, at half past two o'clock p.m.,for the purpose of electing three delegates to attend the Republican Conventionat Winfield, on the first day of September.

By order of Committee, H. McKIBBEN, Chairman.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Notice. There will be a meeting of the Republican voters of Otter township,held at Otter Creek schoolhouse on Thursday, August the 30th, at 2 o'clockp.m., for the purpose of electing delegates to attend the Republican CountyConvention to be held at Winfield, on Saturday, September 1st; also to electa Township Central Committee.

By order of Com., John Stockdale, Chairman.

[JARVIS, CONKLIN & CO.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Important Announcement.

We take pleasure in announcing from reliable sources that Messrs. Jarvis,Conklin & Co., of Kansas City, will re-open their office in Winfieldin a very short time, bringing them the first 6 percent money to be loanedin Kansas. They have obtained the additional advantage also of allowingthe borrower to pay installments or the whole loan off at any time afterone year. Messrs. Jarvis, Conklin & Co. have always taken the greatestinterest in Winfield, and this great reduction in the rates of interestand facilities given borrowers, is not the least factor they have broughtto play in the prosperity of Cowley County.

[PERSONALS.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

MARRIED. Married at Oswego, Kansas, on Wednesday, August 1st, 1883, WillW. Frye of the Parsons Palladium, and Miss Jennie O. King of Oswego.

We were somewhat surprised upon receiving the above intelligence, butafter all it is no more than could be expected of so bright and active ayoung gentleman as Will. For a long time he held cases on the COURIER, andas one of "our boys," has always occupied a warm place in ourheart. Miss Jennie is an interesting and accomplished young lady, just theone to brighten the cares of a journalistic life, and it is with pleasurethat we, with the entire COURIER force, extend our hearty congratulations.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Cowley has a farmer who owns fourteen hundred acres of improved landwith houses, barns, and out buildings scattered all over it, and whose rentsamount to six thousand dollars a year. His name is Joseph Poor and he livesin Beaver Township and votes the Democratic ticket.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

P. H. Albright has decided to hedge on his proposition to pay one dollarper foot for the tallest stalk of corn raised in the county this year. Henow says he will not pay more than forty dollars, as forty foot corn isas tall as he thinks it proper to encourage.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Dr. Taylor, of this city, is engaged to deliver a lecture on temperanceat Fredonia next Saturday evening.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

To All Concerned. Parties owing me accounts and notes that are due arerequested to call and settle at once, and save costs of suit, for I musthave my money. Respectfully,

J. B. LYNN.

[NOTICES.]

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

SHEEP SALE.

I will offer for sale at Public Auction 2-1/2 North of Floral, and 12miles northeast of Winfield, on Tuesday, August 28th, at 10 o'clock a.m.,the following grades of sheep.

145 Ewe Lambs, 200 Weathers, 100 Merino Ewes, 350 Cotswold Ewes, 1 to3 years old; 7 Merino Bucks, shear from 20 to 35 pounds. Terms: Twelve months'time at six percent interest, with bankable security. Six percent off forcash. A. T. Holmes.

Walter Denning, Auctioneer.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

SHORT HORNS FOR SALE. A great bargain is now offered the people of Kansaswho wish to supply themselves with Blooded Stock. The undersigned, regularbreeders and shippers, have arrived from Danville, Kentucky at the Van Devenderfarm north of city limits, Winfield, Kansas, with 31 short horn bulls 1and 2 years old, of as good beef producing families as are to be found.We have 19 short horn heifers 1 and 2 years old, 7 of which have calves,three more to calve; balance yearlings, most all of them fine style andgood colors, and will be sold very low, wholesale or retail. Come earlyand select your choice. A rare chance for parties wishing to raise bullsfor the southwest trade. We also have two Jersey heifers and two bulls.We think with proper care when matured, the heifers will yield 12 to 15pounds butter per week. Come and see us or write for particulars. Bayne& Cecil.

Address at present A. J. Bayne, Winfield, Kansas.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

Recap: Divorce petition, Henry E. Asp, Attorney for plaintiff. OliveE. Dabney, vs. Franklin K. Dabney, Defendant. Told to answer petition bySeptember 7, 1883. Minor child, Ave Dabney, five years old, to be in care,custody, and control of Olive E. Dabney, Plaintiff.

THE WINFIELD COURIER, FROM JULY 5, 1883, THROUGH AUGUST 16, 1883 (2024)

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