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Rev. Samuel S. Holloway

                                              Tisdale Township and Winfield.
Tisdale Township 1878 or 1879: Holloway, S. S., 58; spouse, M., 53.
Tisdale Township 1880: Holloway, S. S., 66; spouse, Mary, 55.
[Much of the coverage at first re Holloway family deals with the children. Those that were uncovered: J. F. (James) Holloway; E. W. (Edwin) Holloway; W. H. (Will) Holloway; Jennie Holloway Adams; Lydia Holloway Moffitt. It appears that all of the children moved elsewhere or, as in the case of Mrs. Moffitt, died. Latter part of the newspaper entries concern Rev. (or Mr.) Holloway after they moved to Winfield.]
Winfield Directory 1885: Holloway S S, farmer, res 911 e 5th.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1875.
Mr. Samuel S. Holloway, of Chillicothe, Illinois, who has been here with his son looking at the country, bought the farm of Mr. D. S. Brown’s, on Badger Creek, for which he paid the sum of $2,000. Mr. Holloway expresses himself well pleased with our country. From what we have seen of Mr. Holloway, we hope he will locate with us with his family.
Winfield Courier, July 1, 1875.
D. S. Brown has bought the Jos. C. Roberts farm, and is not going to leave Cowley by any means. He sold his farm to Mr. Holloway, of Chillicothe, Illinois, for $2,000, and now pays $1,700 for one in the same school district. Tally one for Brown.
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.
S. S. Holloway, with wife and daughter, took rooms at the Lagonda over Sunday. Mr. Holloway is the purchaser of the Brown farm, four miles east of town, that was mentioned a short time ago. The family seemed well pleased with their new home, and think that this is equally as pleasant a place to live in, as Chillicothe, their former home.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.
Mr. Holloway is making some fine improvements to his “valley farm,” four miles east of town. An “addition,” with a cost of paint over the entire house, and a stable and granaries are the noticeable ones.
Winfield Courier, December 9, 1875.
The Concert. The concert given last Friday evening by the Winfield Musical Association for the benefit of their leader, Prof. Hoffman was a very creditable entertainment as well as a financial success. The Courthouse was crowded with a good humored audience. The performers did their “level best” to give satisfaction, and we believe they succeeded. The choruses, songs, duets, and instrumental pieces were mostly from the best masters and well rendered. Several members of the association are very fine singers, but make no pretension to musical proficiency beyond what is met with in similar amateur organizations. The initiatory performance of an “overture” by our Cornet Band was played by them in their usual clever manner. Prof. Hoffman’s execution of the “Victoria March” made other than English hearts beat with delight. The “Passaic Waltz,” a duet on the piano by Masters Richie and Harold Mansfield, was well done. For boys so young we think they perform excellently well.

OTHERS MENTIONED: T. J. Jones, Mr. Black, Gallotti, Dr. Mansfield, Mr. Swain,  Jeanne and Edwin Holloway, Misses Stewart and Bryant, Jennie Holloway.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1875.
On last Friday evening about forty of our “young folks,” between the ages of eleven and sixty-three, donned their Sunday clothes and, behind numerous city equines, hied away to the Valley farm of Mr. S. S. Holloway, four miles east of town. The company was select, the air bracing, and the drive to and from delightful. While there they were entertained with some excel­lent instrumental and vocal music by Miss Jennie, Mr. James, and Edwin Holloway, and by games, songs, and social converse among themselves. The usual amount of brilliant repartee at the expense of the old bachelors was engaged in. At a late hour the company bade a reluctant “good night” to the kind host and hostess and the junior hostesses and returned to town feeling that “it was good to be there.”
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.
Some very laughable things occurred at the Christmas tree. First was the children’s voting Mr. Platter out of his speech and then, when Ed. Holloway was presented with a baby and cradle; Baldwin, Pryor & Co. with a jug of “Grange bitters;” and lastly, when Saint received the jumping jack and six babies on a string, three white and three black ones.
Winfield Courier, March 30, 1876.
MARRIED. ADAMS - HOLLOWAY. On Tuesday morning, March 31st, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. J. E. Platter, Rev. J. C. Adams of Highland, Kansas, to Miss Jennie Holloway of this place. Though pleased to note this happy union, we are sorry in the same breath to have to chronicle the fact that they immediately departed for Mr. Adams’ pastorate in another part of the State. Their many friends here wish them a life of usefulness and pleasure in the future.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1876.
It is said that our young friend, Ed. Holloway, besides being an active clerk in the great Dry Goods store of J. B. Lynn & Co., is engaged in Horticultural pursuits. If he is as successful in this enterprise as his employers are in theirs, it won’t be long until we’ll expect an invitation to visit his several Homes.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.
MARRIED. On Sunday evening, August 27, 1876, at the resi­dence of the bride’s mother, by the Rev. J. C. Adams, Mr. James Holloway and Miss Kate Porter, both of this county. “No cards.” Another member of the Winfield Bazique club provided for. The COURIER joins with their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Holloway a long, happy, and prosperous life.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
The Winfield Bazique club is scarcely able to raise a quorum. Simpson, Boyle, and Holloway, “the three graces,” left us, and now we have to chronicle the departure of another impor­tant officer, whose name entitled him to all the privileges of a Saint.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1876.
On invitation of Mr. and Mrs. James Holloway, several of our young folks spent last Thursday evening at the residence of Mrs. S. B. Bruner, five miles east of town. Excellent instrumental music was furnished by Mrs. Holloway and Miss Newman, on the piano, assisted by Ed. Holloway and Miss Hortie Holmes with that old fashioned, but always welcome instrument, the violin. Several sweet songs were sung by an impromptu choir, after which came refreshments, followed by a laughable “Deitcher” song by the inimitable Mr. Buckman. The evening passed very pleasantly to all.

Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.
E. S. C., Which means “Evening Star Club.”

The above named social organization is just making its debut in Winfield’s fashionable “upper-ten” society. The need of a similar association has long been felt in this community. “Hoodlum dances” have become the rule instead of the exception and are growing very monotonous. Social lines are now to be drawn, and a new order of things will soon take the place of the old breeches-in-boots regime. “Hoe-downs” and their concomitant evils will pass into oblivion, and the big nosed “caller” who used to sing out, as he buckled on to the red-haired girl him­self, “Grab pardners for a quadrille!” will be a thing of the past. Kid gloves and waxed moustaches are not to take the place of all these old frontier familiarities, but a jolly, fun loving, respectable class of our citizens who have been reared in the higher walks of life, resume their position in the social scale, and propose to conduct these entertainments in a manner that will reflect credit upon the management and the city at large. The world moves and we must keep pace with the hour, socially, morally, and otherwise.
The charter members, so to speak, of the Club are Messrs. Frank Gallotti, Esq. Boyer, E. W. Holloway, T. K. Johnston, R. L. Walker, J. B. Lynn, W. P. Hackney, C. C. Black, J. O. Houx, and A. E. Baird, as they were its organizers. At their meeting on the 17th instant, the following constitution was read and adopt­ed.
                                         Constitution of the Evening Star Club
                                                     of the City of Winfield.
Art. 1. An association is constituted in the City of Winfield, Kansas, under the name of “The Evening Star Club.”
Art. 2. The object of the Club is to give a series of Social Dances, and other entertainments as may be decided by the same.
Art. 3. The Club will have a regular meeting every fort­night, and a special meeting whenever deemed necessary by a majority of the board of trustees.
Art. 4. All business of the Club must be transacted at the regular meetings.
Art. 5. The administration of this Club will be conducted by a board of trustees, composed of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and three directors, to be elected by its members at a regular meeting.
Art. 6. A person wishing to become a member of this club must have his or her name proposed by one of the members at a regular meeting.
Art. 7. Every petitioner for membership shall be balloted for at a regular meeting.
Art. 8. To become a member of this Club, the petitioner must receive the unanimous vote of the members present at the balloting, must sign the constitution, and pay an admission fee of Two dollars, and a monthly fee in advance of one dollar.
Art. 9. A member in arrear of one month fee will have no voice in the regular or special meetings, and if in arrear of two month’s fees, will lose his membership.
Art. 10. The duties of the officers of this Club, and the order of business to be transacted by the same, shall be regulated by bylaws drawn as soon as the club is constituted.
Art. 11. None but the members of the club will be admitted at the regular Dances given by the same unless non-resident.
Art. 12. A non-resident shall be admitted at the dances of this club only when supplied with an invitation.
Art. 13. All invitations must be signed by the board of Trustees.

Art. 14. This Club will be considered constituted when the constitution is signed by ten persons who will be charter members.
The election of officers following, W. P. Hackney was chosen president; J. B. Lynn vice president; A. E. Baird, treasurer; J. O. Houx, secretary, and T. K. Johnston, C. C. Black, and
F. Gallotti as directors.
Frank Gallotti was appointed a committee of one on bylaws. Balloting was then had on the following candidates, resulting in their election to full membership: J. Wade McDonald, James Hill, Bert Crapster, Wilbur Dever, O. M. Seward, Fred Hunt, and Chas. Harter. The Club met last evening but we have not learned what additional business it transacted. We wish the association unlimited success, in its hitherto unoccupied field.
Winfield Courier, October 26, 1876.
Mrs. James Holloway has been suffering from a severe attack of the diphtheria.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.
Mr. Moffitt, a son-in-law of Rev. Holloway, arrived last week and is sojourning with relatives in this vicinity.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.
An agreeable party of our young folks passed a pleasant evening at the country residence of Rev. Holloway last Saturday evening.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.
MESSRS. GALLOTTI, Pryor, Copeland, Roberts, Asp, Franklin, Baldwin, Geo. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ed. Holloway, Jennings, Buckman, and the writer, are on the popcorn committee.
LATER. Messrs. E. S. Torrance and O. M. Seward are on it too.
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1876.
The Concert, Given by the M. E. Choir, last Friday night, was a very creditable entertainment. Owing to the extreme cold weather many were deterred from attending. The same cause, we might add, prevented the arrival of “The best talent in the Southwest.” The songs, “Call John,” sung by Mr. Buckman and Will and Ed Holloway, and the “Deitch Jintleman,” by Mr. Buckman, were encored. The “Violin Duet” by the Misses Holmes and Ed Holloway was duly appreciated. Miss Jennie Holmes’ “violin” proved to be a guitar though. As the “Choir,” collectively and individually, have been often mentioned and heard here, we will not particularize but say that they each and all performed their respective parts well.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1877.
Wanted. By S. S. Holloway, four miles east of Winfield, on the Tisdale road, to trade a good wagon for livestock of any kind.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
Will H. Holloway’s school district 77, closed on the 23rd ult. Will has taught a good school for his district, and his patrons seem satisfied with the same.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
School Report. The school in district No. 77 opened on the 6th day of November last by Mr. Wm. Holloway, who conducted the school with credit to himself and also to the school.

On the first day the number of scholars enrolled were sixteen; on the 3rd day of December. The school was enlarged by the enrollment of seven new scholars, January 2nd by five more, and on the first day of February by three more, making a total enrollment of thirty-one. Reading, writing, spelling, mental and practical arithmetic, U. S. history, geography, grammar, algebra, physiology, and book-keeping were the studies pursued. Among the scholars deserving special mention are Philo. Clark, who improved more rapidly than any other; Justin Porter stood first in scholarship, Jodie Porter first in spelling, only missing three words during the term of four months, and Rolla Ray has the credit of best behavior. Prizes, consisting of books, were given each of these, by teacher, as a token of reward. During the term visits were received from R. C. Story, A. Ray, D. S. Brown, S. S. Holloway, and J. F. Holloway. Should parents and guardians show an interest by visiting the schools, it would greatly encourage both teacher and pupils and insure a better school. The school closed on the 23rd ult. A VISITOR.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877.
BASE BALL. Attorneys vs. Businessmen. That game of base ball on last Tuesday afternoon between the two nines, one of which was made up of attorneys exclusively and the other of businessmen, of this city, was decidedly an interesting one. The players, and a large crowd of spectators, assembled upon the ground, south of town, at [? failed to give time ?] o’clock p.m., soon after which the game commenced, with the attorneys in the field and the businessmen at the bat.
The first man called to the bat was Mr. Thos. Copeland, who made a fair hit, making a home run. Next came Geo. Robinson and A. C. Dickinson, both “fouled out.” Fred Hunt then went to bat and by a fair hit made second base, where he was left by Sid Majors being put out by a fly catch, and being the third man out, when the businessmen went into the field and the attorneys to the bat. Mr. L. J. Webb was the first attorney called to the bat and “fouled out.” Mr. Buckman then followed with a fair hit and went to second base. Jno. Pryor went out on three strikes. A. H. Green then went to first base by a good hit, and Mr. Buckman at the same time making a score; Mr. Jennings went out on three strikes, being the third man out, put the side out, leaving Mr. Green on second base. The score was even at the end of the first inning, the businessmen gained five in the second, and the attorneys gained three in the third, leaving the businessmen only two ahead. The businessmen went seven more ahead in the fourth inning and sixteen in the fifth, leaving the score stand as will be seen below. The game was well played considering the fact that most of the players had not played a game of base ball for years and several of them never in their lives. Considerable interest was manifested in the game.
At the beginning of the fifth inning, Mr. Green withdrew from the attorneys, whose place was supplied by Will Holloway, and Geo. Robinson withdrew from the businessmen, whose place was supplied by Mr. Guinn, of Sheridan Township, who made during this inning the strongest hit made during the game and made a home run. O. M. Seward, of the attorneys, did excellent playing behind the bat. The game was called at the close of the fifth inning, at 5 o’clock p.m.; duration of the game 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.

Jim Holloway last Monday took the place of Bachelder [Batchelder] in Lynn’s store. Jim is a jolly, good, and sociable fellow, and we cannot help but think that Mr. Lynn could not have made a better selection.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
Jim Holloway, Lynn’s chief clerk, is living in the residence on 8th Avenue, east of Main street, formerly occupied by Mr. Batchelder.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
Programme of the Philomatic Society for Friday evening, April 13, 1877.
  1. Music, Ed. Holloway.
  2. Reading minutes.
  3. Election of officers.
  4. Music, Mrs. Waldron.
  5. Miscellaneous business.
  6. Select reading, Miss Kate Millington.
  7. Music, Mrs. J. Holloway.
  8. Weekly paper, Miss Maggie Dever and Dr. Hare.
  9. Music, Mrs. Waldron.
10. Essay, Ed. Holloway.
11. Music, Mrs. J. Holloway.
12. Contest reading, R. C. Story and Henry Asp. Contest to be decided by three judges to be appointed by the President.
13. Report of Committee on Programme.
14. Music, Ed. Holloway.
15. Adjournment.
All are invited.
C. M. WOOD, President. EMMA SAINT, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.
Our friend, Will Holloway, is occupying his time now with one of the county treasurer’s pens.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
Ed. Holloway will soon appear at the old stand behind the counters of Mr. S. Suss, where he will dispense clothing and dry goods to his many friends.
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1878.
We neglected to state that Treasurer Bryan, during the campaign which closed on the 20th ult., was assisted in his arduous labors by Will H. Holloway.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
Will Holloway has our thanks for the valuable statistics of amount of taxes collected for the several funds which appear in this issue.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.

The Methodist Sunday school will meet hereafter at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The first ringing of the bell will be at 2:30; the second at 3 o’clock. A song service of ten minutes (from 2:50 to 3) will be held every Sunday. As it was not convenient for us to continue our Sunday school service at 12:30, we have chosen this hour as the most convenient for all. We must cordially invite all persons, not already connected with the other schools, to join with us. We hope to make our school a pleasant and profitable place to spend an hour, and want it well filled with both old and young. We have an infant department, under the able supervision of Mrs. S. S. Holloway, which meets in the lecture room. This department already numbers fifty, but we have room for more and want our number in this department largely increased. We are trying to make our Sunday school such an auxiliary that the church will feel its influence and importance, and we ask the parents to see that they and the children are always there. SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE.
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
BIRTH. Will Holloway is not the young man to be behind any lawyer in trying to make Winfield a city of the second class. Another girl and Will thinks it beats everything.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
DIED. Mrs. Lydia Moffitt, wife of John Moffitt and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Holloway, died at her residence in this city on the 6th inst. The funeral was largely attended on the 7th. The numerous relatives and friends of the deceased have the warm sympathies of this community.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
We are glad to see Ed. Holloway back in Suss’ store after his severe sickness.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
Mrs. Will. Holloway has gone east to visit her parents and Will. is left a lone widower.
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.
Lost, on the 14th ult., in or going from the Presbyterian Church in this city, a lady’s gold neck chain with a Maltese cross-charm. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at the store of Baird Bros. J. F. HOLLOWAY.
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
Will Holloway is assisting E. S. Bedilion in court duties this week.
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
Mrs. J. F. Holloway has been spending the past week in the country with her father-in-law, Mr. S. S. Holloway.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
Hon. Thomas Bryan made a flying visit to his big wheat field on Grouse Creek Thursday last. Will Holloway was deputy treasurer during the absence of Mr. Bryan.
Winfield Courier, June 20, 1878.
The Great Storm. The storm of last week, Wednesday morning, came from the W.N.W. across the north part of Sumner County down the Ninnescah River, where it did a considerable damage. The center of the storm passed over Vernon, Winfield, Tisdale, Dexter, and Otter Townships in Cowley County in a general direction of E. S. E., and left the county in the vicinity of Cedarvale. It could not have been more than about fifteen miles wide and the track of the heaviest rainfall was scarcely more than half of that width. From all the circumstances taken together we conclude, it was a cyclone or rotary storm, of about seven or eight miles in diameter; that the rotation was not extremely rapid, and that the progress of the storm was very slow.
Our statement last week of the amount of waterfall was, we now think, exaggerated, and that twenty inches would be the extent.

DIED. But three lives were lost, namely: the two children of Mr. Frew at Beaver Creek and Mr. Bell at Badger Creek. The circumstances of the loss of the two children is thus described by Horatius in a communication of that day.
“This community was startled this morning by the news that two children of Mr. David M. Frew, aged respectively two months and three years, were swept away by the flood. Mr. Frew and family had retired for the night; and though conscious that a large amount of water was falling, he did not anticipate danger until his house moved. He immediately with his wife and two children attempted to escape from the floating building. In his exertions he slipped and fell in the water, losing his hold on the children, who were immediately swept away from him, and darkness prevailing, he was utterly unable to recover or find them. He barely succeeded in saving himself and wife. The grief-stricken parents have the heartfelt sympathies of the people in this vicinity.”
The bodies of the drowned children have since been recovered. In the vicinity of Mr. Frew’s was the residence of Dr. C. G. Holland, which stood on a knoll, surrounded by lower land. The water rose to the windows and the house moved partly from its foundations; but the doctor led a heavy horse and a cow into the house, which so weighted it down that it did not float away. The water subsided and the apprehensions of his neighbors were relieved.
The drowning of Mr. Bell is related in another place. There were two other men, whose names we did not get, who were camped near Mr. Bell at Chaffee’s ford, on Badger. They were swept into the current; but held to the branches or brush until morning light, when they were relieved. Several animals were killed by lightning, including a valuable bull belonging to S. S. Holloway; a mare belonging to Mr. Bryson, and another belonging to Mr. Glass, of Dexter Township; and a horse belonging to Mr. Lucas, of Pleasant Valley.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
BIRTH. HORTICULTURE. Mrs. Hortie has presented her husband, Mr. Ed. Holloway, with a ten pound boy.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
                                                Walnut Valley Fair Association.
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, June 24, 1878.
Board met pursuant to adjournment at the office of Col. J. M. Alexander. Present: J. W. Millspaugh, President; Col. Alexander, Treasurer; E. E. Bacon, Secretary; and Messrs. E. P. Kinne and E. C. Manning, Directors. The committee to prepare premium list submitted for consideration a printed list and recommended its adoption. It was then read, corrected, and adopted, whereupon the following named ladies and gentlemen were appointed superintendents of the various classes.
Class I - Horticulture - S. S. Holloway.
Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.
S. S. Holloway proposes to become a citizen of this city.
Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.
                                A Great Sale of Valuable Stock and Other Property.

S. S. Holloway advertises to sell at his farm, 4½ miles east of town, on AUGUST FIRST, commencing at 10 o’clock a.m., a large lot of calves, Berkshire hogs, sows, and pigs, wagons, harness, harrows, tinware, crocks, plows, forks, chains, etc. The terms of sale are cash for sums under $30, and notes 12 months with bankable security for larger sums.
His stock is choice blooded, and the opportunity to procure such as is wanted in this county is an excellent one. Farmers wishing to obtain improved stock should be on hand.
Bills are posted giving a list of the property to be sold.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
We neglected to mention the return of Mrs. Will Holloway from her visit to her parents. Her sister, Miss Thomas, accompanied her.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
The “Cantata of the Seasons,” under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Kessler, was repeated at the M. E. Church on Wednesday evening of last week with the same eclat which greeted its first appearance. Mrs. Kessler performed exquisitely on the piano, assisted by Mrs. Earnest and Prof. Farringer. The Roberts Bros. furnished string band music of the highest order, while the performance of the vocalists, Mesdames Kelly, Holloway, Buckman, Swain, Earnest; Misses Coldwell, Dever, Stewart, Bryant, Bliss; and Messrs. Roberts, Buckman, Holloway, Holloway, Bliss, Payson, Chamberlain, Harris, Richmond, Root, Evans, and Berkey were very fine indeed. The Cantata company will soon commence to rehearse “Queen Esther” with a view to inaugurate Manning’s Hall, when completed, by the presentation of that beautiful cantata.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
S. S. Holloway has the Wilson corn, which matures in ninety days after planting. It has been known to produce 180 bushels to the acre.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
TO RENT. Twenty-five acres wheat ground, one-half mile from Winfield. Inquire immediately of E. W. HOLLOWAY.
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
J. Ex. Saint, Fred Hunt, Ed. Holloway, and Will Holloway left Monday morning for a trip to Harper County.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
J. Ex Saint, Fred Hunt, J. F. Holloway, and Ed. Holloway have returned from Harper County. They recount various adventures: an account of which may appear next week.
Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Holloway celebrated the second anniversary of their wedding August 27th by inviting a number of the young folks of town to spend the evening with them.
Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.
First-class heavy farm and brood mare for sale on nine months’ time by S. S. HOLLOWAY.
Winfield Courier, October 3, 1878.
S. S. Holloway is digging his second crop of potatoes, which were planted after the first crop for this year on same land was harvested. The second crop of potatoes are ripe and of good size.
Winfield Courier, October 10, 1878.

The Yellow Fever. The concert given by the Odd Fellows for the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers was well attended notwithstanding the muddy condition of our streets on account of the recent rains. The concert was opened by the I. O. O. F., in regalia, and consisted of a short address by M. G. Troup, singing by Lodge, and prayer by J. W. Curns. Then came music by orchestra, followed by a quartette by Mr. and Mrs. Holloway, Miss Thomas, and Prof. Farringer. . . . OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Misses Dover and Hane, Mr. Wilkinson, Willie Farringer, Roberts Brothers, Misses Lillie Wilson, May Beach, and Mary Schofield. Net receipts were about $60, with $10 of expense, leaving about fifty dollars to be forwarded to the suffering South. The Odd Fellows deserve great credit in taking hold of this project with so much zeal. Mr. Hoenscheidt is especially deserving of credit for his labor in arranging and working up the matter, as is also Prof. Farringer for arranging the musical performances.
Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.
The Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid Society meet this (Thursday) afternoon with Mrs. James Holloway, on South Millington street.
Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.
Mr. Paul, of Peoria County, Ill., in company with Mr. S. S. Holloway, called on us last Monday. Mr. Paul is looking up a location for several families, is well pleased with this county, and, with his friends, will probably become valuable acquisitions to our society.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Messrs. Will and Ed Holloway do the honors at Suss’ clothing and dry goods house, and their well known popularity is making a large trade for their employer.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
BAIRD BROS., keep a stock of general merchandise that would surprise an eastern man. They have one of the largest establish­ments in “Southern Kansas” and the amount of goods they dispose of is immense. They are gentlemen who please their customers and have a full corps of obliging salesmen, among whom are Mr. T. Southard and Mr. J. F. Holloway.
SUSS, S., is a gentleman of very pleasing address, and very popular. He has a large and first-class dry goods and clothing house, where he pleases his customers with a large stock and low prices. Here you will find the popular salesmen, Ed. and Will Holloway, and it is a pleasure to be served by them. This house is destined to remain one of our leading institutions
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
At a regular meeting of Winfield Lodge No. 479, K. of H., on Monday evening, January 6th, the following officers were in­stalled for the present term by W. G. Graham, G. D. of the State: G. W. Robinson, P. D.; T. R. Bryan, D.; W. O. Johnson, V. D.; David Berkey, A. D.; Hiram Brotherton, Guide; E. W. Holloway, R.; W. C. Robinson, Treas.; A. Howland, F. R.; H. D. Gans, Chaplain; J. F. Snyder, G.; S. H. Myton, S. This lodge is in a prosperous condition, having forty-two members, with many applications for membership.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.

Mr. J. F. Holloway has built for himself a neat little residence on South Loomis Street.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.
Will Holloway is keeping books for Gilbert & Jarvis.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.
At a meeting of the directors of the Walnut Valley Fair Association, at the office of Col. Alexander, last Thursday, it was decided to hold the fair October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The following appointments were made:
S. S. Holloway was named as one of the class superintendents.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1879.
Last Saturday ended the most successful fair ever held in Cowley County. The display, especially of blooded stock, was large, and shows that our people are awake to the advantage of well-bred over common scrub stock. We hope this may result in rooting out the old scrubby breeds that are so numerous at present.
HOGS. The competition for premiums in this department was very lively. The display was so large and the different crosses so near alike, that it was difficult for the judges to decide which was better than the other.
The exhibit of Mr. S. S. Holloway, of Berkshire and Poland China, crossed, was very fine, and received much notice. He has taken great pains in the selection and crosses of the different breeds, and has a good lot of hogs.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1879.
Mr. J. F. Holloway was over from Salt City last Sunday. He reports business lively at that place and the farmers feeling jubilant over the prospect of good prices for their wheat.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
On last Monday evening, Dec. 1st, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hollo­way entertained their many friends at their pleasant residence in South Winfield, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Holloway. A most delightful evening was spent in dancing, social converse, and in partaking of the various good things prepared by their kind hostess. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Root, Mrs. C. J. Adams; Misses Coldw­ell, Meech, Holmes, McCoy and Millington; Messrs. Harris, Robin­son, Goldsmith, Seward, Bahntge, and Suss. All united in wishing Mrs. Holloway many happy returns of this most pleasant birthday.
Winfield Courier, January 15, 1880.
Mr. [J. F.] Holloway has worked up a good trade and is selling good goods at fair prices.
Winfield Courier, January 15, 1880.
We are informed that Ed. Holloway and Ed. Lemmon have gone to Salt City to run Baird Bros.’ store in that place. They are bright, active, reliable young men.
Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.

On January 17th, the ladies who met for the purpose of organizing a public reading room and library, received reports from the four ward committees who had been canvassing the city.
The city had obtained 63 lady members at $3 per year and received $175.00 in books, $77.75 in cash, 10 papers (daily, etc.), 1 clock and bracket, 2 window shades, and several pic­tures. The southwest ward has been but partially canvassed.
A committee on constitution was appointed, consisting of Mrs. Van Doren, Mrs. Dr. Davis, Mrs. Wallis, Mrs. Trimble, and Mrs. Holloway. This committee is to report at next meeting. Mrs. Earnest, Mrs. Hickok and Mr. Beach were made a commit­tee on procuring a suitable room, to report at next meeting. Meeting adjourned to meet at 4 p.m., Jan. 22nd, at the Baptist church. Everybody interested in this important enterprise is ear­nestly requested to be present at this meeting. MARY A. BRYANT, Sec’y pro tem.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
S. S. Holloway’s Sabbath school class of girls will furnish supper in the lecture room of the M. E. Church on Thursday evening, April 27th. Supper from 7 to 9 o’clock.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
The M. E. Sunday School will have a picnic and basket dinner at Riverside Park June 1st, A. D. 1882.Music, singing, speeches, boat rowing, swinging, dinner, etc., will be the order of the day. A wagon will be provided to carry all the provisions to the ground. Let everyone put card on their baskets with their name in full. Children will meet at the M. E. Church 9:30 a.m., to form in procession and march to the grove. Everybody is invited who desires to join with us to have a pleasant time. By order. S. S. HOLLOWAY.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holloway and their two interesting children came over from Sedan last week for a visit with their friends and relatives living here.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Holloway have been visiting relatives here for the past week.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
Loan Exposition. In last week’s COURIER we gave a brief outline of the object of this great enterprise, and what the ladies of the M. E. Church proposed to have on exhibition. We are glad to be able to say that they have been remarkably successful in obtaining a great variety of rare and valuable curiosities. Everywhere they have canvassed, both at home and abroad, they have met a hearty response from all classes. The indications now are that it will greatly exceed in all respects their most sanguine expectations. Justly noted as Winfield is for her wonderful enterprise, and her great surprises, we think this “Loan Exposition” of the M. E. Church will surpass in value, real worth, and attractiveness all that has gone before it.

We invite all our people, all over our county and from adjoining counties, to avail them-selves of this opportunity to see this great collection of curiosities and works of art. We will mention a few of the attractions that will be on exhibition, viz.: A large collection of curiosities from India—including their peculiar costumes, their idols, real India shawls, Ostrich egg, elephant’s tooth, Mastodon’s tooth, etc. A large collection from China and Japan, and other foreign countries—stuffed birds and animals, geological specimens, ancient coins, choice and valuable oil paintings, battle flag of Gen. Taylor at Buena Vista, Bible that Bishop Asbury carried, old English law book 140 years old, parts of the remains of a huge Mastodon, and part of the head and horns of an extinct species of animal which measures nearly 12 feet from tip to tip of horns—both dug out of a sand bank near Wellington.
The articles already promised will amount in numbers to hundreds, and probably thousands; and they are still collecting from all possible quarters. Beside all these very rare and valuable collections, there will be very much else to interest and profit the visitors.
The young ladies of Winfield, with Miss Jessie Millington as their chairman, have generously offered to give during the evening some splendid aesthetic exercises in full costume.
The Persian and Turkish department, under the management of the Misses Aldrich in full costume, will be very fine.
The broom brigade of Winfield’s fair young ladies will be very amusing.
The fan brigade by the little girls will be very fine.
The Irish department, with the old Irish lady to sell peanuts, etc., will be rich.
The American Department, under the management of an able corps of the first ladies of our city, is intended to be the best of all.
The Ladies Bazar will be full of a great variety of their handy-work on sale.
The youth and children have not been overlooked. They will have a table loaded with the work of their own tiny hands, which work will be sold by them for the benefit of the church.
Of course, there will be lemonade, ice cream, soda, and a restaurant.
There will be music, vocal and instrumental, tableaux, etc.
We will give the details more fully in the next issue, but hope we have given enough in this to satisfy everybody that it will be to their interest to visit this first Loan Exposition of Winfield.
The ladies will also have refreshments at Riverside Park on the 4th of July, and a full line of omnibuses and wagons to carry all persons who may desire from the Park to the Exposition. Tickets will be on sale at the Park for the Exposition.
MRS. GEO. RAYMOND, President. S. S. HOLLOWAY, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
A CARD. Hon. Jas. McDermott, Winfield, Kansas. DEAR SIR: We the undersigned citizens of Cowley County, Kansas, anxious that an able and faithful man represent us in the coming legislature, and ever mindful of the important legislation that will come before that body, unite in requesting you to become a candidate for the office of Representative from this district, July 11th, 1882.
Hackney, W. P.; Gridley, A.; Bethel, Jas.; Millington, D. A.; Greer, Ed. P.; Finch, Frank W.; Siverd, H. H.; Pryor, J. D.; Wilson, W. J.; Hunt, J. S.; Bryan, T. R.; Curns, J. W.; Harris,  T. J.; Arrowsmith, J. W.; Hendricks, A. D.; Soward, T. H.; Story, R. C.; Reynolds, E. M.; Buckman, G. H.; Haight, N. A.; Cook, S. A.; Webb, L. H.; Fuller, C. E.; Hudson, W.; Wood, B. F.; Kelly, James; Short, J. P.; Platter, Jas. E.; Gridley, A., Jr.; Asp, Henry E.; Trimble, E. T.; Roberts, W. D.; Moore, Wm. H.; Hackney, J. F.; Waite, R. B.: McMullen, J. C.; Lee, W. A.; Holloway, S. S.; and others.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, July 17, 1882. Hon. W. P. Hackney, T. H. Soward, D. A. Millington, and others: GENTLEMEN: I have received your very flattering call to become a candidate for the legislature in this district, and after due consideration, have concluded to consent to the use of my name in that connection. At first I did not regard the proposition favorably, owing to  business interests which I thought might suffer thereby but upon the representations of friends that I might be able to assist to some extent in making the temperance laws more effective; in guarding the interests of Cowley County in the Congressional apportionment; and in securing any other advantages that may be desired for the county and which may be attainable; I have overcome my reluctance and hereby authorize my friends to use my name as a candidate before the Republican District Convention—and if nominated and elected I will hold myself bound to consider the interests of the people of Cowley County as of paramount importance to all other interests, and will give my best efforts to maintain and protect them. Respectfully yours, JAMES McDERMOTT.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
The ladies of the “M. E. Church Loan Exposition,” made nearly $400 out of it, clear of all expenses. They most heartily thank all the good people of Winfield and vicinity for their very liberal support. On behalf of exposition. MRS. GEO. RAYMOND, President
S. S. HOLLOWAY, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.
Sabbath School Mass Meeting and Convention. The New Salem Sabbath school has made arrangements for a “Sabbath School Mass Meeting and Convention,” to be held on Thursday, August 31st, in Mr. R. Steven’s grove, on Timber Creek, three miles northeast of the old New Salem schoolhouse. While all who come will receive a hearty welcome, the following neighboring schools have received special invitation to be present, and to also furnish music: Queen Village, Prairie Home, Pleasant Hill, Moscow, Floral, Tisdale, Silver Creek, Burden, Walnut Valley, Fairview, Prairie Grove, Summit, Richland, Maple Grove, and Baltimore. Addresses are expected from the following speakers: Rev. J. E. Platter, Messrs. S. H. Jennings, S. S. Holloway, and Jas. McDermott, of Winfield; Revs. S. B. Fleming of Arkansas City, Irvin of Floral, Knight of Burden, and Firestone of Baltimore.
Exercises will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please come early, bring your “Gospel Hymns,” and let us do good work for the Master. To prevent the annoyance that often creeps in on such occasions, no swings will be allowed on the ground, and no stands for sale of refreshments will be allowed, except one under the control of the parties who granted us the use of the ground for the Convention. In case of heavy rain on the day appointed, the Convention will be held on the day following. BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

The picnic is the latest effort in the social line, and owing to the drizzling weather, it was almost a failure. The Salem school were mostly there, as they were the entertainers, but the other schools were not out in full. The Floral and Queen Village schools entertained us with some good singing, and Mr. Jennings of Winfield made some excellent remarks that were fully appreciated. Mr. Holloway talked to the little ones and drew them out in answering questions. They seemed to be pleased. The dinners were all that could be desired in that line. The people seemed well provided with wraps and umbrellas, but a picnic cannot be a success upon a damp day. Our Moscow neighbors ate their goodies and sang their songs, we presume, in their homes, and we would all have felt better had we done likewise.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Horne’s Electric Belt. Mr. S. S. Holloway has been appointed agent for the celebrated Horne’s Electric Belt, for this city and county. For all nervous diseases it is the finest thing yet discovered. Of late years the wonderful efficacy of electricity in curing diseases has been recognized by all physicians of any standing, and the electric battery is in constant use. This belt is a battery of itself. Mr. Holloway was first induced to try it himself, and its effects upon him were so decided and effectual, that he was convinced of its efficacy. No person afflicted with any nervous disorder should be without one. After using Dr. Horne’s Electric Belt for several weeks, Mr. Holloway says he is fully satisfied that it is really a wonderful remedial agent in the cure of very many diseases prevalent amongst us—especially in cases of low vitality, nervous prostration, general debility, disease of kidneys, indigestion, etc. The electric Truss for hernia is warranted to cure in certain cases, and always to be easy to wearer without chafing or making sores in any manner.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
It is no Humbug. Electricity is used by many of the most eminent physicians in the world as a cure for certain diseases. The application of electricity to the human body so as to produce the best possible results in the care of disease, has been achieved by Dr. W. J. Horne in his Electro Magnetic Belt. S. S. Holloway, who is the agent for the sale of these wonderful belts, is so thoroughly convinced of their great value as a curative agent that he makes the following most liberal offer, viz: Any person who desires to test the value of these belts, but who may be hesitating on account of the price, can purchase of him at any time up to Jan. 10, 1883, any grade of belt or truss (by advancing the money) at a discount of 30 percent from the regular prices as fixed by Dr. Horne himself. That is to say, they can purchase a $20 belt for $14; a $15 belt for $10.50; a $10 belt for $7; a $30 belt for $21. Mr. Holloway makes this liberal discount out of his commission, and in order, if possible, to induce the afflicted to try it. Dr. Horne says that, with good care, a belt will last 20 years. Upon that basis it would not be very expensive doctoring. Call upon or address Mr. Holloway at his residence in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
Messrs. Jas. M. Dever and S. S. Holloway are agents for a new drill attachment, consisting of a lot of rollers which follow each drill and press the ground down on the wheat. It is said to be a sure cure for winter-killing, and to save seed.
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. Holloway are both quite ill. Overwork and the hot weather have been the cause of their prostration. We hope to soon be able to note their complete recovery.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

To Wheat Raisers of Cowley County and Farmers Generally. The undersigned is agent for “Roller Attachment for Grain Drill,” also for “Hay Rake” and “Hay and Straw Stacker,” all made by the Topeka Manufacturing Co. These several machines are offered to you, farmers of Cowley County, upon their merits only. We believe that they are all and each one valuable additions to the already numerous machinery to aid farmers in their work. We think the Roller Attachment for Drills is just what we farmers want to enable us to make Cowley the banner corn county of the State. I hope to have the honor of putting this Roller into the hands of every large wheat raiser in the county. You will all agree that the principle upon which it is constructed is correct. It is just what we need. Please give me your orders early as there is a heavy demand for the Roller. Each Roller has to be fitted to the Drill it is to follow. These machines are all on exhibition south of Mater’s Blacksmith shop. Come and see them and satisfy yourselves as to their merits. Yours, etc.
S. S. HOLLOWAY, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
Mr. S. S. Holloway advertises his roller attachment for drills. The invention is certainly an excellent one, and it will pay every farmer to read it carefully.
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
To wheat growers of Cowley County: Please read the sworn testimony of P. H. Smith, the inventor of the Roller Attachment for wheat drill; also that of Surveyor, etc., and then judge for yourselves as to its merits. I say to you again—if you decide to get an Attachment for this fall’s seeding, don’t delay your order.
S. S. HOLLOWAY, Agent for Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
DIED. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holloway will be grieved to learn of the loss of their little daughter, Edna Hortense, who died at their home in Sedan, Kansas, on the 26th of July. She was a bright, sweet child, and her pretty ways made light the now darkened home of our young friends to whom we extend our sympathy, and would that we might add a word of comfort, in this dark hour.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.

Union Temperance Meeting. Another Union Temperance meeting was held on Sunday evening, this time in the Presbyterian Church. The speakers were Rev. W. R. Kirkwood and S. S. Holloway. Mr. Kirkwood having recently come from Ohio and knowing from long residence just the situation in that state on the temperance question, he took this opportunity of explaining it to a Kansas audience. He cited the ups and downs of free whiskey in that state, the changes from one license law to another, and how everything tending to restrain the whiskey element was disregarded by it. He demanded the reason why some people uphold a traffic which is of no material benefit whatever to a community or state, but whose every tendency is to pull down legitimate business, debase humanity, and suck the life-blood of the people. He says the people of Ohio have tried every species of license law to fence in these venders and they have all proven so fruitless in lessening the curse that they are now agitating the adoption of a prohibitory plank in the constitution with as much vehemence as were the people of Kansas the few years before its adoption in this state. He admonished the citizens of Kansas to stand firm in the position they have taken and to continue to lead onward and upward with their far-famed progressiveness. Mr. Holloway’s talk was mostly of a local nature. He was proud of the bright, vivacious youths of Winfield and wanted everything that would be likely to tempt them from the path of virtue and sobriety, closed up, and resting under an immovable ban. He was unimpeachably in favor of no whiskey in any way and for no purpose, and challenged the audience to point to a single person in all this broad land that the use of alcohol had ever benefitted.
Mr. Holloway grew very enthusiastic at times, and said many good things, although his remarks were not condensed or as much to the point as they might have been; but, as he said, he was having a good, common sense talk with the people and didn’t purpose making any display of rhetoric—it wasn’t his style. The house was crowded and the speaking had a good effect, though the meeting was not as fruitful as some which have been previously held. The old maxim, “variety is the spice of life,” is especially applicable to these Union Temperance meetings.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
Best press attachment for grain drill, S. S. Holloway, city, 1st premium.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.
Among the many moral agencies of our city none are proving more beneficial than the weekly Young Peoples’ meetings in the Methodist Church on Thursday evenings under the leadership of Mr. S. S. Holloway.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
Talisman: S. S. Holloway.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.
Quaker Reunion. Mrs. Amy Fulghum, who is an approved minister of the society of Friends, or Quakers, yearly meeting, and who has a certificate from her monthly and quarterly meetings to hold meetings and visit the scattered Friends in remote places in the State of Kansas, also those who were once Friends or Quakers, extends a cordial invitation to all the above named classes of Friends who are within reach of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, to meet her and other friends in the Courthouse, in Winfield, on Wednesday, December 19th, at 10 o’clock a.m., for the purpose of having a genuine old-fashioned greeting and reunion, and for cheering and encouraging each other in the work and service of God. Bring lunch, as it will last all day. By request of Mrs. Fulghum. S. S. HOLLOWAY.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.
                                                         The M. E. Meetings.

The revival meetings held in this city by the Quaker ladies, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Fulghum, closed on Monday evening, December 3rd. The attendance was good from the beginning of their labors, which lasted nearly five weeks to the close. On Sunday evenings the church and lecture room were crowded with attentive listeners. They held two meetings each day, at 3 p.m. and evening, during the entire five weeks. Their labors resulted in the reclamation of many back-sliders, the sanctification of many believers, and the conversion of many of the unsaved, especially among the children and youth of our Sabbath schools. Their closing service on Monday evening will never be forgotten by those present as an occasion when all hearts seemed united and bound together in the bond of Christian fellowship and love, realizing that we would never all meet again in this world. These dear women were wonderfully helped and blessed of the Lord in their labors of love. Very many of all ages who attended their meetings will rise up to call them blessed of the Lord. The number converted was over seventy, and about a dozen were reclaimed; the number sanctified is unknown. S. S. Holloway.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
Rev. P. F. Jones and M. L. Read were absent last week attending the M. E. Conference at Newton. Mr. Read went as the Lay Delegate from the Winfield church. Messrs. S. S. Holloway, W. R. McDonald, S. H. Jennings, and A. Gridley also attended, as visitors. Rev. B. Kelly, for the past three years in charge of the Wichita M. E. Church, comes to Winfield this year and Rev. Jones goes to Marion Center.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
A Mass Temperance Convention, according to previous announcement, for the organization of the county for Temperance work, convened in the Baptist Church on last Friday at 11 o’clock, with a good representation from the different townships of the county. A temporary organization was effected with Rev. J. Cairns as chairman and Frank H. Greer secretary.
Vice presidents—
First district, Rev. C. P. Graham.
Second district, Dr. Wilkins.
Third district, W. G. Seaver.
Fourth district, W. E. Ketcham.
Fifth district, S. B. Fleming.
Sixth district, J. W. Millspaugh.
Seventh district, S. S. Holloway.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Dr. C. A. Allen, of Chillicothe, Illinois, was visiting in the city last week. He met many old friends here, among whom were Messrs. S. S. Holloway, H. E. Silliman, Gus Lorry, and others.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Putting in Wheat. Last Thursday the writer went out with Mr. S. S. Holloway to the Thomas Youle farm north of town for the purpose of examining a wheat field, part of which was put in with a common drill and part with the same drill with a roller attachment. It will pay every farmer in Cowley County to go out and see this field. The difference in the two pieces is most striking. They were put in at about the same time. With the drill alone a bushel and a peck of seed was used to the acre. When the roller attachment was put on, the amount of seed was reduced to three pecks per acre. The piece which was drilled without the roller is thin and uneven and will yield probably fifteen bushels per acre. The piece lying right along side of it put in with the same drill and the roller attachment, but with only 3/5 of the amount of seed, is thick, strong, and the heads all even, and is the finest piece of wheat we have ever seen growing on Cowley’s soil. It will go forty bushels to the acre.

This visit and examination has convinced us that the roller attachment for wheat drills is the best thing for Cowley County ever yet invented. Instead of the seed being dropped in a drill furrow, with only such slight covering as might sift in on it, the rollers follow along and press seed down deep into the ground and the dirt compactly over it, leaving every seed down where it can get moisture and will germinate, and come up from strong and healthy roots. The great trouble here with wheat has been to get the seed into the ground, where it would find moisture and get sufficient root to stand the fall and spring winds. That this roller attachment effectually solves the difficulty, no one who will take the trouble to examine the field of wheat on the Youle place can deny. These rollers weigh thirty-five pounds each; one follows just behind each shovel and can be attached to any drill. They cost, we believe, thirty-five dollars for a set. We regard it, in the light of its actual results, as the best investment a farmer can make. Mr. S. S. Holloway is the agent for the sale of the roller attachment for this county.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
A Winfieldite at Burden. The writer visited Burden on Wednesday, June 4th, for the first time, and was agreeably surprised with the general appearance of the place. Like all other young Kansas towns, it bustles with activity and holds forth abundant promises of future prosperity. We noticed several fine new residences and others under process of erection. Peter Walton is putting up a stone bank building, which will be a great improvement to Main Street. It is being built from stone, which is quarried about a mile and a half from Burden, and is, we judge, of about the same consistency as that found in the Winfield quarries.
Our stay was so limited, we did not have time to note all the improvements.
While meandering down street, we caught sight of the words, PRINTING OFFICE, in huge letters reaching clear across the top of a building on Main, and at once headed that way, but on reaching the door we found ourselves upon the threshold of a “tonsorial” establishment, and knowing the art of “shaving people” was not the legitimate work of the noble brotherhood, we made a hasty retreat. However, we soon found the Enterprise man, sanctum and all, in Uncle Sam’s “post office.” The mechanical department, especially, is crowded and very much in need of room. Mr. Henthorn informed us there was a prospect ahead of getting in better quarters soon, and for his own convenience we hope such is the case.
We noticed several Winfield ladies there, who were in attendance upon a convention of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Societies of Southwest Kansas conference, among whom were Mrs. S. S. Holloway, Mrs. Gridley, Mrs. John C. Curry, and Misses Jessie Meech and Ida Byers. JESSAMINE.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.

EDITOR COURIER. Dear Sir: in your issue of June 12th under the heading of “Prosperous Cowley,” you gave as the entire acreage sown in wheat last fall 58,206 acres. Taking these official figures as a basis, I want to show what would have been in all probability, the gain to these same farmers if they had all used the Smith Roller Attachment to wheat drills, in putting in their wheat. In the first place, allowing that they averaged 1¼ bushels of seed per acre. In the use of this attachment they would have saved ½ to ¾ bushel per acre in seed—we will say ½ bushel, the last amount, which would have made a saving of 29,103 bushels of seed. In the second place their wheat would have averaged from 5 to 10 bushels per acre more by the use of this attachment—we will take the lowest, 5 bushels per acre—which on 68,206 acres would make 291,030 bushels more wheat. Now add 29,103 bushels saved in the seed to the 291,030 bushels increase and you have the nice little sum of 320,133 bushels of wheat gained to our wheat raisers in Cowley County by one year’s use of the roller attachment—(not a press drill at all) can be hooked to any drill. Now 310,133 bushels of wheat at 80 cents a bushel, your estimate, would make $325,106.45 to add to the profits of our wheat raisers for 1884—quite a little sum. Now four farmers in Cowley County used this roller attachment in putting in part of all their wheat last fall, viz: Thos. Youle, one mile north of Winfield; A. R. Gillett, 2 ½ miles southeast of Winfield; Dan. Dressler, on S. S. Holloway’s place, 4 miles east of Winfield; and Jeremiah Murray, 8 miles southeast of Winfield. The undersigned invites all wheat raisers to see these men and their wheat—get the facts from them and their estimate of grain, then decide for yourself whether the estimate herein made as to the amount of grain for this year (provided Smith’s attachment had been used) is any too high. We are clear in our judgment that it is too low. If, then, we have made a fair and correct statement of facts, it is clearly the interest of the wheat raisers of our grand county of Cowley to secure a Smith’s Roller Attachment for their drills this fall. We are sure that every wheat raiser who uses one will be largely the gainer thereby.
S. S. HOLLOWAY, Agent for Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
I, Jeremiah Murray, living in Liberty Township, Cowley County, Kansas, do testify that I and my sons drilled in with a McCherry drill, and a Smith Roller attachment, attached to said drill, during September and October, of last year, about 130 acres of wheat. We averaged a little less than 3/4 bushels of seed to the acre. I am fully satisfied that said wheat will average from five to ten bushels more per acre on account of using said attachment. I esteem it very valuable to all wheat raisers. Given under my hand this 28th day of July A. D. 1884. JEREMIAH MURRAY.
Add five bushels and ten bushels together and then divide that amount by two, thus 5 + 10 = 15-2-7 ½ bushels which makes Murray’s true average of increase as he testifies. Now multiply 130 by 7 ½ thus, 130 x 7 ½ = 975 bushels of an increase. Add to the 975 bushels the saving of 1/4 to ½ bushels to the acre, say 1/4 bushels to the acre, amounts to 33 ½ bushels, and it makes the total increase on the 130 acres of 1007 ½ bushels of wheat, which at 50 cents a bushel makes a gain to Murray and sons of $503.75 for the use of Roller Attachment sold them by S. S. Holloway.
My use of the Smith Roller Attachment to wheat drills has fully satisfied me that it is very valuable for all wheat growers. I estimate my increase to be five bushels to the acre on about thirty acres, on account of using said attachment. DANIEL DRESSLER.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
There will be a union temperance meeting in the Walnut Valley Presbyterian Church next Sabbath night at 7:30. Addresses will be delivered by Rev. S. S. Holloway and Prof. A. H. Limerick. A pleasant, profitable time is anticipated and a very cordial invitation is extended to everybody.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.

Rev. S. S. Holloway delivered an enthusiastic and well received sermon at the Methodist church last Sunday morning, and Mr. S. H. Jennings gave a very sound lecture in the evening.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
So many severe strictures have been made on the ladies of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union for their efforts in reclaiming the unfortunate Lida Vandermark, that at their last meeting, the only regular one since the affair occurred, a statement of the case was drafted for publication. It is clear and Christian-like—just such a one as would be expected from such a band of noble self-sacrificing women, and now that the matter has cooled down, prejudiced minds can the better weigh the evidence. Here is their statement.

So much has been said about the relations of the W. C. T. U., to Lydia Vandermark, and falsely said, that we feel driven to ask the COURIER, in the interests of truth and charity, to publish a plain narrative of the facts in the case. We received the letter, published by the COURIER recently, from a county official in behalf of the commissioners. In response to that letter, we sent a committee to confer with the commissioners, to interview the girl, and report to us the situation. We also sent a committee to interview Dr. Park, and learn whether the girl was diseased so as to render it imprudent or wrong to try to find her a place where she might earn her living. Having received satisfactory assurances on all points, we undertook to get the girl a place. After trying in vain to find her a place where she might earn her living by honest work, one of our members agreed to take her for a time provided we would pay her boarding. We were compelled either to do this or to leave her in jail. We chose to pay the bill for her boarding. So we took her out of jail, and placed her in the home of Mrs. Holloway, stipulating that she was not to know this, but be left to suppose that she was earning her boarding by her work. The next thing we knew, there was a general furor about the ladies of the W. C. T. U. having obtained from her a list of the names of those who visited the house of shame in which she was an inmate. It was alleged that she had named a large portion of the businessmen and boys of the town, that the W. C. T. U. had this list, and was going to use it. There was not one word of truth in the whole story, so far as the W. C. T. U. was concerned. No list was ever presented and no name mentioned in any of our meetings. If there was such a list made out, the ladies of the W. C. T. U. never saw it, and never knew what names were on it, except as they heard them by general rumor through the city. It was also alleged that the girl was cared for and clothed with material furnished by the Ladies Relief Society. We published a denial of this, and said that we did this work at our own cost. One of the city papers published this denial, and added editorially, that “all the same we were trying to get the council to reimburse us for the outlay.” The facts on this point are, the girl had almost no clothing. A few necessary articles were bought for her while at Mrs. Holloway’s, amounting to $7.21. After she had been at Mrs. Holloway’s for more than two weeks, an effort was made to re-commit her to prison, with no other prospect than to finally turn her loose to go on sinking in sin and shame, and dragging others down with her. Learning the situation, she was taken out of Mrs. Holloway’s hands and was received into the house of a generous lady who kept her until we could complete arrangements for sending her to the home for the friendless. The lady referred to proposed going with the girl to ensure her safety and admission to the home, if we would pay her traveling expenses. To this we agreed. The girl was provided with decent clothing and was taken away, and entered in the house. Now after all expenses had been incurred, the bill for $7.21, was presented to the council. We give below a table of expenses.
Clothing furnished, exclusive of bill presented to the council: $20.00
Boarding with Mrs. Holloway: $9.00
Railroad fare to Leavenworth and return with hotel bill, etc., of the lady guardian: $21.70
Total: $50.70
To this must be added the bill sent to the council: $7.21
Making a total of $57.91
Now the only aid asked from the council in this case was the bill for absolute necessities for the girl, amounting to the enormous sum of $7.21! The $50.70 was contributed by the W. C. T. U. and a few outside friends. These few women, and two or three parties outside their society, contributed seven-eights of the cost of putting the poor girl in a place where she would have some chance of escaping her evil course. They asked the city council to contribute one-eighth! And it was refused! So we have that also to pay. But was it unreasonable to ask the council to aid us? Suppose we had declined the call of the commissioners, and left the girl in jail; the cost to the taxpayers would have gone much beyond the $7.21. For the railroad ticket furnished the girl to Leavenworth, we do not count, because others of her class have been furnished with tickets whereby to get away from town. These are the facts in the case. We have paid out the bulk of the $57.91. Part of it is yet to be paid, and will be paid soon.
The whole case is before the public. We want, in closing this article, to ask the public two or three questions.
1. Suppose we had declined to take this girl off the hands of the authorities, to remove her from jail, and do our best to give her a chance to reform. Suppose that! Then what a howl of virtuous indignation would have been raised against us! What words would have sufficed to express the righteous wrath of the public against a set of women who, calling themselves Christians, would make no effort to secure a fallen sister?
2. Under what obligation do we rest more than other people in the community, to expend money in such a cause? That we are Christians obligates us to do what we can for the wretched; but the fact of our Christianity does not absolve the rest from the obligation of natural brotherhood which is upon all.
3. What is there in the whole case to call for the flood of calumny, coarse and brutal (we beg pardon of the brutes) insult to which we have been subjected? These facts which we now publish could have been learned at any time by anyone wishing to know the truth.
4. How much encouragement does the treatment we have received in this case afford us to lend a helping hand to the needy again? Probably if called on tomorrow, we should face the music and fight the battle again remembering who said, “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and prosecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.” Thank God! We have, at least for a time, got this poor child only 17 years old, out of the mire! May God keep her out of it! THE W. C. T. U.
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Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.

College Committee Welcomed. Thursday was the occasion of much joy to the people of Winfield and vicinity. The Opera House was filled with rejoicing people. Early in the evening the House commenced to fill, and impatiently waited for the gentlemen to put in an appearance for whom they had gathered to welcome. The Courier Cornet Band discoursed sweet music, sufficient to charm a God of olden times. Everybody felt happy. On motion of W. C. Robinson, John C. Long was unanimously elected chairman of the meeting. Mr. Long was heartily cheered upon taking the platform.
Among the more potent factors in obtaining this great enterprise for Winfield were the soliciting committees who circulated the sub-papers with wonderful energy and success. They raised nearly twenty thousand dollars in this way—almost every man, young and old, in the city made good subscriptions, with many donations from the ladies. Nothing could more plainly demonstrate the great liberality and public spirit of our citizens. There is no doubt that without such assiduous labor on the part of these soliciting committees, Winfield would never have got the college. The committee for Winfield city were: Capt. J. B. Nipp, Judge T. H. Soward, Judge H. D. Gans, Capt. T. B. Myers, Prof. A. Gridley, J. E. Conklin, Frank Bowen, and J. E. Farnsworth. Those soliciting in adjacent territory, as near as we can ascertain, were: Rev. B. Kelly, Col. Wm. Whiting, Rev. S. S. Holloway, Rev. J. H. Snyder, A. H. Limerick, J. A. Rinker, T. J. Johnson, Dr. S. R. Marsh, J. W. Browning, J. A. McGuire, George Gale, D. W. P. Rothrock, D. A. Sherrard, D. Gramme, W. E. Martin, A. Staggers, W. D. Roberts, E. M. Reynolds, J. C. Roberts, and C. Hewitt.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Mrs. Ed Holloway, nee Miss Hortense Holmes, with her six-year-old boy, Eugene, arrived Sunday morning from Sedan and is a guest of Miss Jessie Millington.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Mr. S. S. Holloway has the agency of Winfield and Arkansas City for the “Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.” The Memoirs embrace two volumes of five hundred pages each, and should be in every American’s hands. They are embellished with live steel portraits by Marshall and by Ritchie; two etchings, numerous maps, plans, and facsimiles of handwriting. The typography is clear and beautiful, and the bindings durable and artistic. These Memoirs consist largely of the inside facts of the late war, known only to the commander of the armies, or at least better by him than by any other persons, together with anecdotes and personal reminiscences, all written by the old soldier himself. The work is one which every American home should contain. Gen. Grant is not the property of any political party. He belongs to the whole country. Democrats and Republicans alike respect and revere the man who has done more than any other to bring honor to our country among the nations of the earth, and who is now lying at the point of death at Mt. McGregor. The volumes are dedicated to the American soldier and sailor, and each copy contains this dedication in a facsimile of the general’s own handwriting. The bulk of the profits arising from the sale of the “Memoirs,” we understand, go to Gen. Grant, and his family. The book is guaranteed to be sold only on subscription. Mr. Holloway will call on you soon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.

Katie, the little three-year-old daughter of Mrs. James Holloway, who is visiting in the family of THE COURIER senior, wandered off Wednesday without a guardian. The little one was seen here and there, but seemed to move with a confidence that betokened no danger though her head was bare, so no one stopped her. The family and friends were out in force to find her, and after several hours hunt E. F. Blair, who was hunting in his buggy, found her in the care of a family across the S. K. railroad, who had picked her up. Katie had picked up a pocket-book and started out shopping, she said.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
We call special attention to the public sale, on Thursday, the 28th of October, of Mr. Holloway’s entire herd of fifty-eight high grade Durham cattle sale, to commence at 10 o’clock a.m., on his farm, four miles east of Winfield, on the old Tisdale road. The herd is composed of fresh milk cows with young calves, fine young cows near calving, other young cows more or less forward with calf, steers and heifers, one and two years old last spring, and some very fine spring calves. The herd is in splendid condition and is a very desirable lot of cattle to buy. A credit of 12 months will be given on all sales, the purchaser to give bankable note, with 10 per cent interest.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Thursday night was the occasion of one of the most brilliant weddings in the history of the city, that of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington, which took place at the pleasant, commodious home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington. The wide acquaintance and popularity of the contracting parties, with the fact that the bride was the last child of a happy home, made the marriage anticipated with warm interest. The parents had planned a celebration fitting to the departure in marriage of the last and youngest member of their household—the one who was the greatest pride and joy to their ripened years.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holloway, of Sedan, silver and cut glass pickle castor.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Holloway, Omaha, Nebraska, Amberina berry dish.


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