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                                              LOOKING FOR T. J. EATON.

From Vol. I, Cowley County History.
Eaton. No post office was established; previously town had been named Eatonville.
(See story in Cowley County Heritage.)
Eatonville. The post office was opened October 27, 1887, with William M. Smith as postmaster. The office was closed August 15, 1905, when town name was changed to Eaton.
(See story in Cowley County Heritage.)

Emporia News, June 25, 1869.
                       A TRIP TO COWLEY COUNTY. [Item printed on front page.]
From El Dorado we traveled down the valley of the Walnut, on what is known as the “Twenty Mile Strip.” Two years ago this section of country was considered beyond the pale of civilization, with but here and there a trading post; now there is a house on nearly every quarter section along the valleys, and substantial improvements seen on every side; this, too, regardless of the dilatory and equivocal action of Congress in regard to these lands. The powers that be should pave the way and invite immigration to the public domain; and not by inactivity and procrastination retard it. The public lands appear to be stock in trade of Representatives in Congress, which by a system of political legerdemain is shuffled, cut, and dealt out to sons-in-laws, corporations, and themselves.
Remove the Osage Indians—anxious and waiting to be removed—and throw their lands open to settlement and in a very few years, and not only the twenty mile strip but all of what is now in Cowley County would be one of the foremost agricultural and stock-raising districts in the State, and mineral deposits now smuggled would be developed.
At the junction of the Walnut and Whitewater is situated the town of Augusta. Messrs. James & Shamlefler have a good store at this point and are apparently doing a good business. The town is pleasantly situated, a central point of trade, and we predict the nucleus of a county seat for a new county, some day to be formed. We formed several pleasant acquaintances at this place, among them that of Mr. Eaton, who has a large herd of sheep en route from Illinois. Mr. Eaton has one of the best libraries we have seen in the State—a large one recently erected. We enjoyed those pleasant etceteras which cheers the weary traveler.
Douglass is situated at the mouth of the Little Walnut, some ten miles from Augusta, on what is called the “Cattle Trail,”—the route over which the Texas cattle are driven—but as emigration is fast filling the country with domestic stock, it is thought that another trail will be opened this season further down the river, probably crossing near the mouth of Dutch Creek.

Some thirty miles of travel brought us to Dutch Creek; we passed through a beautiful valley varying from two to six miles in width, with the Walnut belted with timber meandering through it. We crossed Mud, Rock, and Little Dutch Creeks, all streams of considerable size, with wide bottoms and heavy bodies of timber. Dutch Creek, which forms a junction with the Walnut in the very heart of Cowley County, is a stream of considerable size and heavily timbered. At this point is situated the embryo town of Lagonda, where there is a store opened with every prospect of doing a good business; settlers are fast taking claims, and we learned that over a hundred are now taken between the twenty mile strip and the mouth of the Walnut. Chase County Banner.
Winfield Messenger, August 30, 1872.
The Convention held at Winfield, Wednesday, August 20, for the purpose of nominating county officers, etc., was organized by electing J. B. Parmlee temporary Chairman, and J. P. Short temporary Secretary. A committee of one delegate from each Township was appointed on credentials; during their absence the Convention call was read by the secretary, and speeches were made by the different candidates notable among which was that of Capt. McDermott. Committee on credentials reported the names of sixty-six delegates entitled to vote, and at being present, or repre­sented by proxy. Report received and committee discharged. J. B. Parmlee was then unanimously elected permanent President of the Convention and J. P. Short was elected permanent Secretary. On motion L. J. Webb was elected Assistant Secretary.
A committee of three on resolutions was appointed consisting of the following named delegates.
P. G. SMITH, Dexter, Chairman.
C. A. EATON, Windsor, Chairman.
S. W. GREER, Winfield, Chairman.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
In the city of Iola, Kansas, at the residence of Mr. J. F. Colburn, on the evening of the 14th of December, 1874, by Rev. H. K. Muth, Mr. W. W. Scott of Cowley County, Kansas, to Miss Alice Colburn, of the city of Iola, Allen County, Kansas. Iola Regis­ter.
Mr. Scott and his bride arrived in this city last week and settled down to married life like sensible people. The Cornet band gave them a serenade on Saturday evening. We tender them our congratulations and join with their numerous friends in wishing them long lives of happiness and prosperity.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
Near Maple City December 5th, 1874, by Rev. F. W. Nance, Mr. George Eaton to Miss Eliza Pewitt, all of Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
At the residence of the bride’s father on Silver Creek December 17th, 1874, by Rev. F. W. Nance, Levi R. Buffington to Lizzie J. Smith, all of Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
                                                              Petit Jurors.
Soloman Smith, Job Shields, T. J. Forsyth, John Stalter, E. F. Green, E. P. Young, George Stout, Noah Kimball, Isaac Wood, L. S. Kibbe, W. A. Hill, and B. Goff.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
                                                              Grand Jury.

C. G. Bradbury, James Hensley, Henry Harbaugh, Benjamin Burnett, A. A. Chamberlain, L. D. Brown, J. C. Dale, J. D. Elliott, J. C. Chapman, James Perkins, R. R. Turner, G. B. Green, George Eaton, Oliver Miller, and Jessie L. King.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
                                               MAPLE CITY, JUNE 27, 1879.
The country is rapidly settling up. Seven claims have been taken in the last few days. Mr. George Eaton threshed day before yesterday and his wheat turned out one-third more to the acre than he expected.
Mr. J. Schofield, our popular merchant, says that business is good.
J. B. Southard has gone to Independence for lumber to build a store and dwelling at this place, as he intends to open up business with a large stock of goods as soon as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. John Keiser buried their little son, aged three years, on the 25th inst.
H. S. Libby is building a new residence on his farm south of town, and when completed, with his wife leaning on his arm, he will exclaim, “Out of the old house into the new, Jennie.”
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.
The letters submitted by Judge Gans are from S. Wilkins, J. H. Lee, Geo. Eaton, H. W. Stubblefield, and E. Shriver. Each says he has intimately known the Judge for fifteen or twenty years, and knows he has never been a rebel sympathizer or copper­head, but has ever been a strong union man. We deem it unneces­sary to publish the letters entire.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1881.
Below we give a list of township officers elected at the February election. In some of the townships the Justices hold over.
BEAVER: Trustee, S. D. Jones; treasurer, W. L. Lester; Justice, J. D. Hammond; Clerk, Thos. Lowe.
BOLTON: Trustee, J. M. Sample; treasurer, A. Mowry; Justice, J. H. Titus; clerk, A. Buzzi.
CRESSWELL: Trustee, U. Spray; treasurer, W. M. Sleeth; clerk,
W. D. Mowry; Justice, T. McIntire.
DEXTER: Trustee, W. R. McGreddy; treasurer, J. A. Million; clerk, R. Hite; Justice, J. V. Hine.
CEDAR: Trustee, N. W. Dressie; treasurer, N. Parisho; clerk, J. Smith; Justice, A. A. Nix.
FAIRFIEW: Trustee, W. B. Weimer; treasurer, B. B. Corson; clerk, J. A. Curfman; Justice, W. Metzger.
HARVEY: Trustee, E. Hayner; treasurer; W. F. Hall; clerk, J. M. Rivers; Justice, Gee Harris.
LIBERTY: Trustee, J. Fisher; treasurer, J. L. A. Darnell; clerk,
J. A. Cochran; Justice. A. H. Miller.
NINNESCAH: Trustee, G. S. Cole; treasurer, J. C. Drumm; clerk, L. Stout; Justice, A. A. Jackson.
MAPLE: Trustee, Jos. Craft; treasurer, G. A. Norman; clerk, S. L. Daugherty.
OMNIA: Trustee, J. Gregory; treasurer, A. Hatery; clerk, G. B. Darlington; Justice, L. S. Cogswell.
OTTER: Trustee, J. H. Serviss; treasurer, C. Myles; T. H. Alley.

PLEASANT VALLEY: Trustee, A. A. Becker; treasurer, D. Gramm; clerk, C. S. Secatt.
RICHLAND: Trustee, H. A. Stanford; treasurer, L. B. Stone; clerk, J. W. Miller; Justices, R. O. Stevens and N. J. Larkin.
ROCK: Trustee, J. F. Williams; treasurer, J. C. Snider; clerk, G. H. Williams, Justices, R. Booth and J. R. Richards.
SILVERDALE: Trustee, J. D. Harkelroad; treasurer, R. R. Herrington; clerk, H. L. C. Gilstrap.
SILVER CREEK: Trustee, J. F. Teter; treasurer, J. Chandler; clerk, H. N. Hulse.
SHERIDAN: Trustee, B. J. Johnson; treasurer, H. P. Snow; clerk, G. B. McClelland.
SPRING CREEK: Trustee, G. Eaton; treasurer, A. M. Schofield; clerk, R. J. Mead.
TISDALE: Trustee, J. H. Hall; treasurer, I. D. Black; clerk, W. C. Bryant; Justice, Geo. Wilson.
VERNON: Trustee, E. D. Skinner; treasurer, J. F. Prewitt; clerk, H. H. Wordon.
WALNUT: Trustee, J. C. Roberts; treasurer, Joe Mack; clerk, T. A. Blanchard; Justice, J. L. King.
WINDSOR: Trustee, A. B. Booth; treasurer, J. A. Irwin; clerk, Thos. Walk.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Cowley County stock men are largely represented on Red Rock and Black Bear creeks in the Territory. Among the number are: Wiley, Eaton, Potter, Estus, Tribby, and Warren; while in other parts of the Territory are Houghton, Henderson, Nipp, Walker Bros., Berry Bros., Dean Bros., Shriver, and others.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
Rev. J. E. Platter was chosen chairman and made one of his neat and impressive speeches followed by Messrs. Hackney, Troup, Beach, and others.
A committee of ten gentlemen was appointed by the chair to canvass for subscriptions, consisting of Messrs. C. C. Black, J. S. Hunt, J. B. Lynn, M. G. Troup, D. A. Millington, D. L. Kretsinger, J. P. Short, R. E. Wallis, W. H. Smith, and H. D. Gans.
A committee of ladies was appointed to canvass for clothing, bedding, etc., consisting of Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mrs. Earnest, Mrs. Jewell, Mrs. Van Doren, Mrs. Horning, Mrs. Albro, Mrs. Spotswood, Miss Nellie Cole, and Miss Mary Steward.
The committee of gentlemen organized with C. C. Beach, chairman, J. P. Short, secretary, and R. E. Wallis, treasurer.
Early on Tuesday morning a wagon load of provisions was sent to Floral under charge of Messrs. Black and Short.
During the day the canvass of the city resulted in the following cash subscriptions.
COURIER Co. $25.00
Winfield Bank $25.00
Read’s Bank $25.00

Lynn & Loose $20.00
W. P. Hackney $15.00
J. E. Platter $15.00
Telegram $15.00
A. T. Shenneman $15.00
J. S. Hunt $15.00
Bliss & Wood $15.00
Spotswood & Co. $12.00
A. P. Johnson $10.00
M. G. Troup $10.00
Jacob Nixon $10.00
D. C. Stevens $10.00
H. D. Gans $10.00
H. J. Sandfort $10.00
Curns & Manser $10.00
S. H. Myton $10.00
Smith Bros. $10.00
Harter & Horning $10.00
W. J. Hodges $10.00
W. C. Root & Co. $10.00
James Hardin $10.00
J. H. Bullen $10.00
N. L. Rigby $10.00
S. C. Smith $10.00
Frank Williams $10.00
Wallis & Wallis $10.00
Baird Bros. $10.00
H. Goldsmith $5.00
J. S. Mann $5.00
Geo. W. Gully $5.00
D. C. Beach $5.00
Bradt & Gibson $5.00
Major & Vance $5.00
Cole Bros. $5.00
W. E. Davis $5.00
T. M. McGuire $5.00
J. P. Short $5.00
T. R. Bryan $5.00
M. Hahn & Co. $5.00
J. A. Earnest $5.00
Horning R. & Co. $5.00
J. D. Pryor $5.00
T. F. Axtel & Co. $5.00

Robt. Hudson $5.00
G. E. Raymond $5.00
Appleby & Ehler $5.00
S. Billings $5.00
J. Fleming $5.00
W. B. Pixley $5.00
Hoosier Grocery $5.00
J. F. Burroughs $5.00
Brown & Son $5.00
H. G. Fuller $5.00
Jennings & Buckman $5.00
J. A. Douglass $5.00
Speed & Schofield $5.00
J. L. M. Hill $5.00
J. E. Conklin $5.00
H. C. Loomis $5.00
Harter Bros. $5.00
N. C. Myers $5.00
Henry E. Asp $5.00
J. M. Alexander $5.00
Silver & True $5.00
W. Newton $5.00
J. W. Johnston $5.00
Quincy A. Glass $5.00
McDonald & Walton $5.00
Lee & McKnight $5.00
Simmons & Ott $5.00
Chicago L Co. $5.00
W. T. Ekel $5.00
Ed. Bedilion $5.00
Eli Youngheim $5.00
I. Levi $3.00
F. Barclay & Son $2.50
S. W. Pugsley $2.50
Ed. Weitzell $2.50
A. J. Frazee $2.50
E. Dever $2.50
S. D. Pryor $2.00
John Lee $2.00
Port Smith $2.00
E. W. Hovey $2.00
W. C. Carruthers $2.00
Mrs. De Falk $2.00

W. O. Johnson $2.00
A. H. Green $2.00
S. I. Gilbert $2.00
M. J. Wilson $2.00
J. O’Hare $2.00
C. C. Harris $2.00
A. W. Davis $2.00
Jas. Lorton $2.00
F. M. Friend $2.00
A. J. Pyburn $2.00
J. M. Keck $2.00
Connor & Beaton $2.00
J. M. Henry $2.00
John Lowry $2.00
D. F. Long $1.50
I. W. Randall $1.50
J. W. McRorey $1.50
C. G. Oliver $1.00
S. G. Gary $1.00
J. B. McGill $1.00
Geo. Mann $1.00
S. A. Cook $1.00
D. Mater $1.00
F. Brown $1.00
D. W. Stevens $1.00
A. Stewart $1.00
J. B. Sipes $1.00
J. P. Stevens $1.00
Chas. Kelly $1.00
C. D. Austin $1.00
B. A. Beard $1.00
D. A. Carr $1.00
M. B. Shields $1.00
J. W. Batchelder $1.00
W. P. Tucker $1.00
H. Jochems $1.00
J. E. Allen $1.00
W. Woding $1.00
E. Soferien $1.00
E. A. Appling $1.00
W. McClellan $1.00
F. P. Silver $1.00
J. S. Beaton $1.00

J. W. Seckles $1.00
W. Woodell $1.00
W. McEwen $1.00
Max Shoeb $1.00
F. V. Rowland $1.00
Roy Millington $1.00
S. Smedley $1.00
G. H. Allen $1.00
E. P. Harlan $1.00
Geo. Klaus $1.00
A. W. Berkey $1.00
G. W. Maxfield $1.00
Geo. Osterhaus $1.00
Nommsen & Stueven $1.00
John Price $1.00
Jas. Connor $1.00
Ed. Mount $1.00
M. West $1.00
T. B. Myers $1.00
P. Sipe $1.00
Jas. Burns $1.00
Dr. Green $1.00
H. Lewis $1.00
W. F. Dorley $1.00
N. Moore $1.00
B. Herbert $1.00
M. Smedley [?Smedler?] $1.00
W. A. Freeman $1.00
W. Dodson $1.00
Dr. Bull $1.00
Mrs. T. K. Johnson $1.00
John Powell $1.00
M. Buckhalter $1.00
John Eaton $1.00
M. Klingman $1.00
E. Cutler $1.00
Wilber Dever $1.00
F. C. Woodruff $1.00
F. M. Woodruff $1.00
John Wilson $1.00
D. F. Best $1.00
Ed. Cochran $1.00
Dr. Wells $1.00

Geo. W. Martin $1.00
R. W. Parks $1.00
F. Barclay, Jr. $1.00
Jos. Likowski $1.00
A. B. Graham $1.00
D. S. Beadell $1.00
H. Pails $1.00
J. Rowland $1.00
_____ Dorley $1.00
Ed. Likowski $1.00
Frank Finch $1.00
A. S. Tucker $1.00
Smaller collections $57.20
Sent from Arkansas City $46.50
The above is not a perfect list, but is as near correct as possible in our hurry in going to press. The committee have raised in cash $801.00.
Besides the cash contributions the committee of ladies secured a large amount of clothing and bedding from families all over the city. A full load of these was sent up to the sufferers on Wednesday morning and more to follow during the day. Some merchants gave groceries and other goods from their stores. The committee are distributing the property and cash as judiciously as possible, so as to do the most good.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
                                                COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES.
                                         COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS.
Among other proceedings had by the Board the following claims were acted upon as follows.
Name.        Kind of Service.    Amount.
S. D. Jones, Judge of election: $3.00
J. D. Hammond, Judge of election: $2.00
N. Wortman, Judge of election: $2.00
J. Low, clerk: $2.00
C. C. Roseberry, clerk: $2.00
H. J. Chinn, Judge: $5.10
Antonio Buzzi, Judge: $2.00
J. Titus, Judge: $2.00
C. S. Parvin, clerk: $2.00
A. A. Beck, clerk: $2.00
William Trimble, Judge: $5.60
John Annis, Judge: $2.00

John Linton, Judge: $2.00
I. B. Curry, clerk: $2.00
John A. Scott, clerk: $2.00
G. W. Childers, Judge: $5.50
R. Courtright, Judge: $2.00
John Bothrick [?Bethrick] Judge: $2.00
J. M. Stewart, clerk: $2.00
W. T. Stewart, clerk: $2.00
W. W. Dressie, Judge: $6.00
D. M. Patten, Judge: $2.00
Ira Patten, Judge: $2.00
N. Parisho, clerk: $2.00
____ Custer, clerk: $2.00
I. H. Bonsall, Judge: $4.50
T. McIntire, Judge: $2.00
Uriah Spray, Judge: $2.00
Geo. McIntire, clerk: $2.00
L. P. Stanton, clerk: $2.00
W. R. McGredy, Judge: $4.80
J. V. Hine, Judge: $2.00
R. C. Nicholson, Judge: $2.00
H. C. McDorman, Clerk: $2.00
W. Maurer, Clerk: $2.00
W. B. Weimer, Judge: $$3.80
Robert Hanlen, Judge: $2.00
William Metzger, Judge: $2.00
John Hanlen, Clerk: $5.60
P. S. Covert, Clerk: $2.00
R. S. Strother, Judge: $6.50
James Hickman, Judge: $2.00
John Hodson, Judge: $2.00
W. S. Hall, Clerk: $2.00
George Savage, Clerk: $2.00
H. Catlin, Judge: $3.90
J. W. Frith, Judge: $2.00
S. F. Reck, Judge: $2.00

A. B. Cochran, Clerk: $2.00
S. N. Frederick, Clerk: $2.00
Joseph Craft, Judge: $5.00
W. B. Nowman, Judge: $2.00
Adam Walk, Judge: $2.00
J. B. Nawman, Clerk: $2.00
J. D. Nawman, Clerk: $2.00
Geo. S. Cole, Judge: $3.90
H. H. Martin, Judge: $2.00
W. A. Wood, Judge: $2.00
D. W. Pierce, Clerk: $2.00
Benjamin F. Turner, Clerk: $2.00
Jeremiah Gregory, Judge: $5.50
William Johnson, Judge: $2.00
Gee Darlington, Judge: $2.00
L. A. Daniels, clerk: $2.00
R. O. Stearns, clerk: $2.00
E. H. Rogers, Judge: $$6.00
A. A. Mills, Judge: $2.00
N. W. Parkin, Judge: $2.00
T. L. Thompson, Clerk: $2.00
John Stogdale, Clerk: $2.00
W. H. Rathburn, Judge: $6.50
C. R. Miles, Judge: $2.00
J. H. Serviss, Judge: $$2.00
T. H. Aley, Clerk: $2.00
J. H. Burtgis, Clerk: $2.00
A. B. Becker, Judge: $3.60
W. A. Ela, Judge: $2.00
J. J. Beach, Judge: $2.00
Charles Seacat, Clerk: $2.00
Jerry Camp, Clerk: $2.00
J. H. Sandford, Judge: $4.80
C. H. Bing, Judge: $2.00
N. J. Larkin, Judge: $2.00
William Wadsac, Clerk: $2.00

N. B. Kennedy, Clerk: $2.00
Daniel Maher, Judge: $4.10
D. C. Stevens, Judge: $2.00
S. J. Holloway, Judge: $2.00
James Bair, Clerk: $2.00
J. J. Stephens, Clerk: $2.00
Reuben Booth, Judge: $4.50
Geo. Kishburn, Judge: $2.00
J. Williams, Judge: $2.00
John Hubbard, Clerk: $2.00
J. T. Wilber, Clerk: $2.00
D. A. Primmer, Judge: $4.50
E. J. Johnson, Judge: $2.00
William Ovington, Judge: $2.00
W. H. Funk, Clerk: $2.00
Elmer Watkins, Clerk: $2.00
Geo. Rall, Judge: $5.50
J. H. Gilleland, Judge: $2.00
Geo. Eaton, Judge: $2.00
____ Mead, Clerk: $2.00
_____ Black, Clerk: $2.00
Harvey Smith, Judge: $4.50
Ed Collins, Judge: $2.00
J. F. Teter, Judge: $2.00
H. Hulse, Clerk: $2.00
N. Brooks, Clerk: $2.00
J. Sessna, Judge: $44.80
William Butterfield, Judge: $2.00
L. Bartholamew, Judge: $2.00
Jeff Darnell, Clerk: $2.00
S. Catrell, Clerk: $2.00
J. H. Hall, Judge: $3.80
G. T. Wilson, Judge: $2.00
P. Martin, Judge: $2.00
M. Ellinger, Clerk: $2.00

E. [? CANNOT READ SECOND INITIAL] Skinner, Judge: $4.00
P. M. Waite, Judge: $2.00
C. M. Skinner, Jude: $2.00
F. H. Worden, Clerk: $2.00
R. S. Millspaugh, Clerk: $2.00
S. E. Burger, Judge: $3.20
J. L. King, Judge: $2.00
T. A. Blanchard, Judge: $2.00
John Mench, Clerk: $2.00 [BELIEVE MENTCH IS CORRECT!]
G. W. Prater, Clerk: $2.00
A. B. Booth, Judge: $5.40
A. Caldwell, Judge: $2.00
L. C. Pattison, Judge: $2.00
E. J. Horseman, Clerk: $2.00
Thomas Walch, Clerk: $2.00
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office this 14th day of Feb., 1882. J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.
Cowley County Courant, May 11, 1882.
W. B. Wolverton, W. R. Owen, and M. Eaton, of Norwalk, Ohio, are here taking in the beauties of our city and county. They are men of means, and have their minds pointed in a sheep ranche direction. They brought with them a letter of introduction to THE COURANT and we are happy to see them so well pleased with our county.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1882.
Messrs. W. R. Owen and T. J. Eaton, sheep men from Ohio, on last week purchased the McClan farm of 400 acres on Silver Creek for $4,000. Green & Snyder negotiated the sale.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.
                                                      Items from the Traveler.
The Finley farm changed hands for a consideration of $2,500. Mr. Silliman, of Winfield, purchaser.
C. R. Mitchell has begun work on a large addition to his present building at Geuda Springs, which will be used as a hotel.
The hotels and boarding houses at Geuda Springs are all crowded with parties here for their health, and all are being benefitted.
T. J. Anderson, of Topeka, has engaged rooms at the new hotel at Geuda Springs, and will be here about the first of September.
Ed Haight was in town Monday and Tuesday. He was running the lines for the location of the new Indian Industrial School.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell came over from the Springs to assist in locating the Indian Industrial School, to be located south of town.
The travel to Geuda Springs has increased to such an extent that Messrs. Hilliard, Patterson & Co., have been obliged to put two daily hacks on the road.
Messrs. W. R. Owen and T. J. Eaton, sheep men from Ohio, on last week purchased the McClan farm of 400 acres on Silver Creek for $4,000. Green & Snyder negotiated the sale.
Last week Lewis P. King and family accompanied Mr. Winton and wife on their return to Colorado. They intend engaging in the grocery business at Pueblo. Mrs. Winton had the misfortune of losing her little boy during her visit here among relatives. We regret very much to part with Lewis, but wish him all manner of success in his new enterprise.
Last week Zack Whitzon had the audacity to refuse $8,000 for his half-section farm. Perhaps he will not be censured for doing so, when it is known that his wheat crop averaged 44-1/2 bushels per acre and his oats 79 bushels. Zack has decidedly the highest average yield of any farmer in this vicinity, and merits the same as he is a model husbandman. Other crops so far as threshed are yielding from 25 to 30 bushels per acre.
Is this the same, or another T. J. Eaton???
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
Eye, Ear, and Deformities.
Dr. T. J. Eaton, formerly of the Surgical Infirmary of Indianapolis, Indiana, will visit Winfield professionally, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 12, 13, and 14, and Arkansas City, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. Rooms at hotel. All afflicted with any disease of the Eye or Ear, Catarrh, Cross Eyes, Club Foot, Spinal Curvature, etc., should not fail to see him. Artificial eyes inserted, and Surgical Braces for deformities fitted.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 6, 1883.
EYE, EAR AND DEFORMITIES. Dr. T. J. Eaton, formerly of the Surgical Infirmary of Indianapolis, Indiana, will visit Winfield, professionally, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 12, 13, and 14; and Arkansas City, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. Rooms at hotel. All afflicted with any diseases of the Eye or Ear, Catarrh, Cross Eyes, Club Foot, Spinal Curvature, etc., should not fail to see him. Artificial Eyes inserted, and Surgical Braces for deformities fitted.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 13, 1883.
                                                     Old Soldiers of Bolton.
The following list of our soldiers of Bolton Township were furnished us for publication by Gus Lorry, trustee of that township.
John Annis, private; Co. H, 57th Illinois Infantry.
H. R. Johnston, private, Co. G, 114th Ohio Infantry.
Abe Jackson, private, Co. F, 78th Ohio Infantry.
Isaac Sheeder [?], Sergt., Co. G, 73rd Indiana Infantry.
G. W. Smothers, private, Co. G, 57th [?] Massachusetts Infantry.
P. B. Andrews, 1st Sergt., Co. G, 42nd U S C Infantry.
E. A. Eaton, private, Co. __, 50th Illinois Infantry.

A. J. Kimmel, private, Co. C, 7th Michigan Infantry.
G. N. Conely, corporal, Co. I, 5th Illinois Cavalry.
A. M. Slutz [?], private, Co. A, 194th Ohio Infantry.
O. I. [?] Palmer, corporal, Co. G, 34 Wisconsin Infantry.
J. A. Notestine, sergt., Co. C, 88th Indiana Infantry.
C. R. Mitchell, private, Co. A, 15th Indiana Infantry.
A. W. McCarty, private, Co. M, 6th Kansas Calvary.
J. Q. Allen, private, Co. D, 31st Illinois Infantry.
J. M. Shurtz, private, Co. I, 24th [?] Ohio Infantry.
J. J. Broadbent, 1st sergt., Co. F, 38th Iowa Infantry.
A. M. Mowry, private, Co. 1, 58th Illinois Infantry.
H. C. Mowry, private, Co. B, 105th Illinois Infantry.
Alfred Elliott, sergt, Co. E, 21st Kentucky Infantry.
Sanford Sower [?], private, Co. E, 12th Missouri Cavalry.
Frank Lorry, private, Co. E, 11th Indian Infantry.
P. A. Lorry, private, Co. A, 70th Indiana Infantry.
C. S. Weatherholt, sergt., Co. L, 3rd Kentucky Cavalry.
John Pruett, private, Co. E, 22nd Kentucky Infantry.
Joe Drake, private, Co. L, 16th Kansas Cavalry Militia.
W. M. Campbell, private, Co. __, 2nd Iowa Battery.
Wm. Ransom, private, Co. M, 7th Missouri Cavalry.
Preston Parr, private, Co. A, 28th Missouri Infantry.
T. J. Anderson, private, Co. K, 140th Indian Infantry.
J. W. Patterson, private, Co. B, 27th Ohio Infantry.
J. K. Bell, private, Co. C, 13th Iowa Infantry.
James N. Crutchfield, sergt., Co. E, 11th Indian Infantry.
I. N. Dodd, private, Co. K, 8th Missouri Militia Cavalry.
J. T. Hight, sergt., Co. G, 17th Indiana Veterans
T. S. Parvins, 1st Lieut., Co. B, 5th U S C.
H. J. Donnelly, private, Keeler’s Regiment, Kansas Militia.
J. W. Conaway, wagon master, Co. A, 2nd Indiana Cavalry.
J. W. Colwell, private, Co. C, 29th U S C.
Wm. McGinnis, corp., Co. C, 1st or 102nd Michigan Colored Volunteers.
D. P. Marshall, Major, Co. K, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Amos Walton, sergt., Co. B, 9th Kansas Cavalry.
J. D. Guthrie, private, Co. B, 78th Pennsylvania Infantry.
C. J. Beck, private, Kansas Militia.
Dan Hunt, private, Co. L, 21st Missouri Militia Cavalry.
S. F. Bowers, corporal, Co. B, 32nd Illinois Infantry.
S. C. Linsday, corporal, Co. A, 50th Illinois Infantry.
P. H. Somers, private, Co. K, 5th Pennsylvania Reserve.
Wm. S. Voris, private, Co. D, 17th Indiana Veterans.
R. B. Scott, sergt., Co. H, 78th Ohio Infantry.

G. F. Pettit, captain, Co. B, 8th Minnesota Infantry.
James Hedley [?], sergt., Co. #, 2nd Michigan Veteran.
D. B. Deweese, private, Co. K, 147th Ohio N G.
A. A. Beck, private, Co. B, 157th New York Infantry.
J. P. Bdley [?], private, Co. B, 7th Iowa Infantry.
W. B. Turner, private, Co. F, 180th Ohio Infantry.
C. C. Wolfe, private, Co. A, 6th Kansas Cavalry.
H. R. Darrough, private, Co. C, 81st Illinois Infantry.
C. W. Bailey, sergt., Co. G, 133rd Illinois Infantry.
D. Harkins, seaman, New York Marine.
Z. Carlisle, assistant surgeon, Hospital Ohio.
J. B. Gassaway, private, Co. H, Kansas Militia Cavalry.
James Broadbary [?], private, Co. B, 10th Indiana Infantry.
Donald Beton, private, Co. G, 32nd Illinois Infantry.
Peter Myers, private, Co. H, 400th Illinois Infantry.
B. Bennett, private, Co. B, 19th Kansas Militia.
L. L. Hilton, sergt., Co. B, 100th Indiana Infantry.
[Note: Above very hard to read.]
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
                      Assessors’ Returns of Personal Property and Population for 1883.
Total valuation of personal property in Cowley County on March 1st, 1883, as shown by the assessment rolls: $1,087,751.
Gain in valuation since March 1st, 1882: $252,408.
Valuation of K. C., L. & S. K. R. R., March 1st, 1883: $244,996.05.
Valuation of Wichita & Southwestern R. R., March 1st, 1883: $225,967.43.
[They gave gain of Personal Property and Population since March 1, 1882, by Townships, leaving Gains/Losses out for Cedar, Arkansas City, Omnia.
Total gain of Personal Property: $252,408.
Beaver 780, Bolton 1,184, Cedar 677, Arkansas City 1,882, Creswell 763, Dexter 924, Fairview 512, Harvey 788, Liberty 716, Maple 636, Ninnescah 700, Omnia 347, Otter 463, Pleasant Valley 800, Richland 923, Rock 706, Sheridan 622, Silver Creek 928, Spring Creek 449, Silverdale 744, Tisdale 870, Vernon 930, Walnut 896, Windsor 900, Winfield City 3,284. TOTAL POPULATION: 22,516.
Beaver 51, Bolton 221, Arkansas City 526, Creswell 92, Dexter 27, Harvey 171, Liberty 121, Maple 88, Ninnescah 53, Pleasant Valley 29, Rock 33, Sheridan 6, Silver Creek 131, Spring Creek 65, Silverdale 104, Tisdale 54, Windsor 14, Winfield City 624 [?].
Total Gain in Population of above townships: 2,410.
Cedar 51, Fairview 9, Omnia 77, Richland 86, Vernon 79, Walnut 143.
Total Loss in Population of above townships: 445.

While the increase of personal property and population in the county is very satisfactory, the improvement in the assessors’ returns for 1883 seem to have kept pace with the general improvement of the county. Not a bad return this year; some with slight mistakes, thirteen correct, and altogether, without doubt, much the most correct returns that have been made since the organization of the county. Below I give the names of the trustees whose returns needed and received no corrections in this office.
S. D. Jones, Beaver; P. A. Lorry, Bolton; J. B. Nipp, Creswell; E. Haynes, Harvey; Jos. Gorham, Maple; T. H. Aley, Otter; Ludolphus Holcomb, Pleasant Valley; H. J. Sandfort, Richland, S. D. Williams, Rock, Geo. Eaton, Spring Creek; Hugh McKibben, Tisdale; J. H. Irwin, Windsor, J. P. Short, Winfield City. J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1883.
At the Democratic County convention held at Winfield last Saturday, the following gentlemen were put in nomination: Sheriff, S. G. Gary; treasurer, J. B. Lynn; register of deeds, Geo. Eaton; county clerk, J. C. Hanlon.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1883.
Mr. Geo. Eaton, Democratic candidate for register of deeds of Cowley County, was in the city yesterday.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.
Geo. Eaton, the chattering magpie now running on the Democratic ticket for register of deeds, says he doesn’t care for the office, but “only wants to bust the d_____ Republicans.” This shows his opinion of any Republican who might be so foolish as to vote for him, but he needn’t lose any sleep over the prospect of busting T. H. Soward. When the votes are counted this Democratic nonentity will think that he was running the other way.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1883.
Register of Deeds. George Eaton was elected trustee of Spring Creek Township, “not because he was so distressingly popular, but to secure the defeat of a man who persisted in listing cattle held in the Indian Territory by prominent Republicans. These Republicans got tired of paying lawyers to undo the work of one crank, and out of spite they turned in and elected this George Eaton. Since then George Eaton has gone daft. Sudden local prominence hath made him mad, and he essays to ride on this little ripple across the ocean of Cowley’s politics into the haven afforded by the office of register of deeds. He forgets that T. H. Soward is skimming along on a wave that will bury Eaton and his handful of votes so far out of sight that he will never be heard of more. Mark this: Geo. Eaton will not carry his own township, and Soward will beat him in the county five hundred votes. This is official.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.

George Eaton was elected trustee of Spring Creek Township, not because he was so distressingly popular, but to secure the defeat of a man who persisted in listing cattle held in the Indian Territory by prominent Republicans. These Republicans got tired of paying lawyers to undo the work of one crank, and out of spite they turned in and elected this George Eaton. Since then George Eaton has gone daft. Sudden local prominence hath made him mad, and he essays to ride on this little ripple across the ocean of Cowley’s politics into the haven afforded by the office of register of deeds. He forgot that T. H. Soward is skimming along on a wave that will bury Eaton and his handful of votes so far out of sight that he will never be heard of more. Mark this: George Eaton will not carry his own township, and Soward will beat him in the county five hundred votes. This is official.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Mr. John A. Eaton, of Bucyrus, Ohio, an old friend of Mr. O. C. Ewart of the Farmers Bank and one of the principal attorneys and Democrats of the Buckeye state, in company with the latter gentleman, made us a very pleasant call on Tuesday evening. He is one of the bright and well-informed men with whom it is always a pleasure to meet. His law partner is Adjutant General of Ohio. He is making Mr. Ewart a few days’ visit and is highly delighted with Winfield and Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
Mr. John A. Eaton, of Bucyrus, Ohio, who visited this city some time since, will in a short time become a permanent resident of Winfield. He becomes a partner in the Farmers Bank, and will on his arrival assume the management of that institution. Mr. Eaton bears the reputation of being a thorough businessman and a fine lawyer and we have no doubt will prove a valuable acquisition to the business interests of our city.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
Mr. John A. Eaton has purchased an interest in the Farmers’ Bank and assumes the position of cashier. He will return to Ohio, wind up his law business, and return with his family at an early day. In Mr. Eaton Winfield gains a splendid citizen, a perfect gentleman, and one possessed of much more than ordinary ability. He is at present a law partner with the Attorney General of Ohio.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
       Scientists Who Endorse the Claims of the White Bronze for Durability and Superiority.
The following list of names of eminent scientists, who endorse the claims of the White Bronze for durability and superiority will aid skeptics in removing prejudice in regard to this most useful metal, which is growing so fast in popularity, and which is destined at no distant day, to almost entirely supplant the use of marble and granite in cemetery work.
Wm. D. Kedzie, Prof. of Chemistry and Physics in Chemical Laboratory, Kansas State Agricultural College.
Greenwood Cemetery, New York, August 29, 1883.
Detroit Bronze Co.: Gents: In reply to yours of the 23rd, I will state the White Bronze monuments which have been erected in this cemetery for two years past, are in perfect order. I believe if you continue to manufacture them as you have done, thee is no doubt as to their durability. L. J. WELLS, Civil Engineer and Supt.
Prof. B. F. Craig, U. S. Government, Washington, D. C.
J. W. Armstrong, New York State Normal School, Fredonia, New York.
Chas. E. Wait, Director, Laboratory of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, Missouri.
Elihu Thompson, Prof. of Chemistry in the Central High School of Philadelphia.
M. Delafontaine, Prof. of Chemistry in Chicago High School, etc.

                                                  OUR KANSAS PATRONS.
J. S. Klein, Topeka, Kansas, writes: “Seven years ago I purchased a White Bronze monument. The marble men said it would not last five years. Some of them cut into it, but these places have all oxidized and the monument is even more beautiful than when first erected, having a soft shade of bluish gray.”
John S. Jacobs, Topeka, Kansas, writes: “I take pleasure in stating that the White Bronze monument that I erected three years ago is as brilliant as when it arrived. Am pleased with my selection, and am satisfied that it will endure for ages without tarnishing.”
“White Bronze is composed of one of the most indestructible metals known, that is, so far as the action of the atmosphere, water, and changes of the atmospheric changes is concerned. T. S. EATON, Chemist, Kansas City Medical College.
Send for a price list and circular. R. U. HESS, Arkansas City, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
Mr. John A. Eaton, of the Farmers Bank, returned from Ohio last week. He brings his law literary and family and will remain permanently. A part of friends looking up western investments accompanied him.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1884.
A Chilly Trip. Mr. John A. Eaton, Cashier of the Farmers Bank, and a party of nine Ohioans who were visiting him, returned from a week’s pilgrimage in the Territory Saturday. They went on a hunt, and did hunt—a fire. That extremely cold wave struck them, and they found lying on the ground by night and hugging the campfire by day, very entertaining. Mr. Eaton says they ventured far enough away from camp to get a turkey—one killed by some other hunter, for which they traded a package of coffee. The party was exceedingly unfortunate in selecting a season for Territory sport and all paid the penalty in bad colds and chilblains. The Ohio gentlemen departed for their homes this week with not too high an opinion of the “Sunny” part of Southern Kansas—to return, however, at a more favorable time.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 11, 1885.
T. J. Eaton, of the Farmers’ Bank, Winfield, was in our city Sunday.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 15, 1885.
John A. Eaton, of Winfield, was in the city Thursday.
Arkansas City Republican, June 13, 1885.
Fred S. Eaton came in from Silverdale Saturday to get the REPUBLICAN to do some job printing. Mr. Eaton is in the sheep business. Last fall he and his brother owned over 1,400 but now they have only about 400. A great many died and a large number have been sold. Mr. Eaton tells us he will have an extraordinary crop of oats. It is the largest he has ever raised. He will commence to harvest in about a week or ten days.
Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton...
Arkansas City Traveler, Monday, March 27, 1922. Front Page.

Victor E. Creighton, president of the Traders State bank of this city, which was closed under orders of the state banking department on March 15, was placed under arrest Saturday night on a warrant issued from the office of the county attorney, Ellis Fink, of Winfield, charging him with making a false statement to the state bank commissioner during the month of February, 1922.
The case was started in the justice court of W. T. Ham here and the defendant appeared in court that night and made bond in the sum of $7,500 for appearance for preliminary hearing on Saturday, April first. J. S. Mowatt, brother-in-law of Creighton, signed the bond. It is alleged in the complaint, which was signed by Deputy County Attorney C. H. Quier of this city, that the former president of the bank made a false state­ment which was submitted to the state bank commissioner regarding assets of the bank, which he knew at the time were not good.
Hon. W. L. Cunningham, attorney of this city, and J. S. Mowatt went with Creighton to the courtroom and the bond was signed up at once. There is said to be a certain note in partic­ular, the nature of which is given in the complaint, involved in the charges against the president of the defunct bank. Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton, of this city, served the warrant on the defendant Saturday evening at his home, and he went at once to the courtroom, where the bond was made and the date of the hearing was set for Saturday. The attorneys in the case are not sure whether or not the case will be heard at that time, as the district court is now in session at Winfield. In event that they cannot hear the case at that time, it will no doubt be continued until another date.
County Attorney Ellis Fink of Winfield was in the city Saturday afternoon, in conference with the men in charge of the bank, and the complaint was issued in this case while he was here, although the warrant was not served until after Mr. Fink had returned to his home.
There was no unusual demonstration when the former banker was taken into court and few people in the city knew of the arrest that night. The story was given out that night, by the officials, however, and on Sunday nearly everyone in the city knew of the charge that had been preferred against V. E. Creighton.
D. V. Curry, of Topeka, who has been appointed receiver for this bank and also for the Citizens State bank of Geuda Springs, which was closed a few days following the closing of the bank here, is at present in charge of both institutions and he states that the work of checking up the 4,000 accounts of the depositors of the bank will not be completed before the first of April. Until the work of checking the bank’s paper and the accounts in general has been completed, he will make no statement in regard to the actual condition of the books of the bank, he stated Saturday evening.
The complaint in this action, which is on file, together with the warrant and the bond in the case, in the state court of Judge W. T. Ham, recites that, “V. E. Creighton did wilfully and knowingly subscribe to and make a false statement to Frank H. Foster, state bank commissioner, that one certain note then and there listed by said V. E. Creighton as an asset of said bank, purporting to be executed to the bank, and of the value of its face for the sum of $5,119.96, was then and there a bonafide asset of said bank, and of the value of its face value, when in truth and fact, said note was then and there valueless, which fact the said V. E. Creighton then and there well knew with intent to deceive the said Frank H. Foster, as such commissioner, as to the condition of said bank.”


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