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S. D. Klingman

Note: S. D. Klingman family moved from Cambridge, Ohio, to Cowley County in February 1870.
S. D. Klingman, 49; spouse, Teresa, 46.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                             age sex color    Place/birth        Where from
S. D. Klingman                         52   m    w Pennsylvania                 Ohio
Teresa Klingman                             48    f     w      Ohio                             Ohio
Allener [Allie?] Klingman           22    f     w      Ohio                             Ohio
William Klingman                      16   m    w Ohio                             Ohio
McClellan Klingman                       12   m    w Ohio                             Ohio
Charlie Klingman                            9?   m    w Ohio                             Ohio
S. D. Klingman, 52. Daughter, Allie, 23.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 11, 1873.
Board of County Commissioners met in County Clerk’s Office, January 6th, 1873.
Present, Frank Cox and J. D. Maurer.
Bills allowed:
                              S. D. Klingman sawing wood for county offices: $28.50.
Action on bills against the county as follows:
                                           S. Klingman, saw. Co. wood: $19.87.
Allie Klingman, daughter of S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1874.
                                              TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION.
           Minutes of the Teachers’ Association, Held at Winfield, Friday, Feb. 27th, 1874.
The Teachers’ Association of Cowley County, Kansas, met in the council room of the Courthouse, according to published arrangement, Supt. Wilkinson presiding.
The following teachers were present: Miss Jennie Greenlee, Miss Mary Graham, Miss Allie Klingman, Miss E. Fowler, Miss Ellen Wickersham, Miss Jennie Hawkins, G. W. Melville.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1874.
S. D. Klingman and J. D. Cochran had each a fine horse stolen last Sunday night. From the fact that Tom Quarles was seen lurking around Mr. Cochran’s stables during the day before the horses were missing, and he and young Bodwell were missing simultaneously with the horses, it is supposed that the lads are the thieves. They are still at large.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
Robert Weekly, Jas. Land, and Samuel Klingman constitute the Winfield Township Relief Committee.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.

Mr. Samuel Klingman and Max Shoeb are manufacturing an excellent feed cutter that is being very generally purchased by stock owners. It does its work as well as the imported arti­cles, and what is better, the material and labor is all home production except a piece of steel ten inches long, for the blade. They sell readily at six dollars each, and will soon pay for them­selves in a saving of fodder.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
The following is a list of the different Township Relief Committees who have reported to the County Committee.
Winfield Township: Jas. H. Land, Robert Weakly, and S. D. Klingman.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
                                                           Relief Meeting.
At a meeting held at the office of Curns & Manser on last Saturday, the following action was had. On motion of Col. E. C. Manning, H. S. Silver was chosen chairman, and James Kelly, Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated to be for the purpose of appointing a committee to act in the matter of relief for Winfield Township. On motion the following gentlemen were elected such committee: Robert Weakly, Jas. H. Land, S. D. Klingman. On motion meeting adjourned, sine die. H. S. SILVER, Chairman.
JAS. KELLY, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
Judge Brown, Congressman elect, has sent the following names to the Commissioner of Agriculture, as proper persons in Cowley County to whom should be sent seeds for distribution. The usual amount of seeds annually distributed throughout the United States are to be sent principally to Kansas and Nebraska. This will give a large amount of seeds to the state.
Persons named:
A. T. Stewart of Winfield.
S. M. Fall, Lazette.
T. R. Bryan, Dexter.
Capt. Harrelson, Tisdale.
H. L. Barker, Floral.
John Stalter, Rock.
David Hopkins, Vernon.
Lucius Walton, Arkansas City.
Wm. Norman, Maple.
Wm. Nesmith, Thomasville.
S. D. Klingman, Winfield.
If our friends in townships not represented in the above list will send the name of one of their citizens to the COURIER office, we will see that he also receives seeds for distribution. Send in the names at once as time is precious.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.

To Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Klingman and their fair and accom­plished daughter, Miss Allie, for their kind and generous treat­ment and well appreciated hospitality to their visitors of last Tuesday evening: Will S. Paul, Miss Kate Millington, A. B. Lemmon, Clara L. Flint, Jno. D. Pryor, Jennie Greenlee, O. F. Boyle, Annie Melville, Will C. Robinson, Ella Silvers, J. E. Saint, May Deming, D. Frank Baldwin, Ada Millington, James Simpson, W. W. Walton, and Miss Dollie Morris. They desire to express their sincere thanks. May they live long, enjoy life, and always be as happy as were their visitors of last Tuesday evening, is the wish of their friends enumerated above.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
Miss Annie Melville has gone to Topeka for a few month’s stay. At the expiration of this time, she hopes to graduate from Pond’s Commercial College, which she enters immediately. And in this connection we might add that Miss Allie Klingman will start in a week or two for a term at the same institution.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
S. D. Klingman has twelve of the best looking stacks of wheat we have seen in the county.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
                                           THE SISTERHOOD OF STATES,
agreeable to a suggestion of ours made a few weeks ago, was represented by about fifty ladies on horse-back. This, without doubt, was the most interesting and attractive part of the procession. The ladies, be it said to their credit, without a single exception, rode well, although several of them had not been in a saddle more than once or twice for years. They managed their steeds with an easy grace, entirely surprising to that male portion of the lookers on, who, so vainly imagine that they alone can sit and guide a horse correctly.
The States and Territories appeared in the order of their admission into the Union. The “original thirteen” led off.
                                  Virginia was represented by Mrs. S. D. Klingman.
                                   Kansas was represented by Miss Allie Klingman.
Our Kansas, by Miss Allie Klingman, could scarce have been better. Her costume, “lined and bound” with a bristling row of golden wheat heads, readily suggested the wheat growing state of the Union. Hat, habit, and horse were all arrayed in wheat. She did well by Kansas.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
S. D. KLINGMAN, of Winfield Township, took the premium wheat to the Wichita market last week. It is this year’s crop and weighed 63½ pounds to the bushel, being ½ pound heavier than any other wheat brought in this season.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.
                                                      From Pleasant Valley.
                                      PLEASANT VALLEY, AUGUST 1, 1876.

The picnic on Walnut, in the vicinity of Odessa school­house, held on Saturday, July 29th, in which five Sabbath schools participated, was, in spite of the hot weather, a success. A better speech could not have been listened to than the one made by Professor Lemmon, of Winfield, on the occasion. Mr. Klingman gave a history of Excelsior school, and while he was able to truthfully boast of its being the first one organized on the divide, Mr. Hon, representing Pleasant Valley school, was enabled to inform the people that his school was only a few weeks later in organizing. Mr. Mason then stood up in behalf of the school at Brane’s schoolhouse, and gave an interesting history of it in a few appropriate remarks.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876. Editorial Page.
                           THE CENTENNIAL REFORMERS OF WINFIELD.
                                       Driven into their Holes and Smoked out.
                                       A Chapter of History Worth Preserving.
Recap: Involved Winfield Township: Republican local hierarchy versus local Democrats and Independents (self-styled Reformers).
At meeting in Courthouse 45 “Reformers” tried to control the organization of meeting called to obtain candidate for State Senator nomination from 88th representative district.
“Suddenly A. H. Green, a ‘leading Reformer,’ took the floor and called the meeting to order and nominated as chairman one of his followers. . . . James Kelly, chairman of the Republican Township Committee, called the meeting to order and L. J. Webb nominated Capt. J. S. Hunt as chairman. A rising vote was called for, resulting in 39 for, 12 against Hunt, a few not voting. J. P. Short was chosen secretary. . . . The balloting commenced and a large number of names had been registered, all of which voted for what were known as the Manning delegates, whereupon ‘the Reformers’ discovered that they were in the wrong conven­tion. . . . Subsequently, and after nearly 100 ballots had been cast, and many voters had retired from the hall, W. P. Hackney and two or three others returned to the meeting and complained that the call for the meeting was irregular and he thereupon gave notice that on next Tuesday Aug. 8th at 4 o’clock p.m., the Republicans would hold another meeting. He and Tansey denounced the resolutions [made voters pledge themselves to support Hayes & Wheeler] as a gag and the meeting untimely, etc. Aligned against them: Prof. A. B. Lemmon, E. S. Torrance, L. J. Webb, Samuel Burger, and S. W. Greer.
The Cowley County Telegram dated August 4, issued on Monday morning, August 8, had the following article.
                                      MORE CONTEMPTIBLE TRICKERY.
Within the past few days Cowley County has been the scene of more of that contemptible trickery and political intrigue and corrupt practices which has made the leaders of the Republican party, in the county, so odious in the sight of an honest people. And especially was Winfield the ground on which one of the dirtiest of these jobs was put up. Knowing that if the masses of the party were present at the primary convention, called for the purpose of electing 10 delegates to the county and district conventions, to be held on the 12th of the present month, the delegates selected by them, and who would, without question, vote for their men, no matter how odious they were, or what their records were, would stand no show for election. So they hit upon a plan whereby their friends would be sure to be present while the opposition would be busily at work on their farms and in their shops.

The day set by the county central committee was the 8th—the call so read—the Republican organ so stated in an editorial, and urged that upon that day every voter should turn out. Right in the face of this they quietly send out their strikers to tell the “faithful” that they must come in four days earlier, as the convention would be held then and their presence was needed. On the morning of the earlier day determined upon, a few posters were posted up in out-of-the-way places calling a primary for that afternoon. So far their little plan worked well, but when the Republicans who were opposed to this way of transacting business saw this, they went to work and gathered together a force suffi­cient to scoop them, which they would undoubtedly have done, had not one of the ring-leaders of the corrupt gang rushed through a resolution requiring that each man who voted should subscribe a pledge to support the nominees on the National, State, and county ticket. The “gag” a hundred or more Republi­cans refused to swallow, and they had it all their own way, electing their ticket by a majority equal to the number of their friends present. The whole proceedings were corrupt, illegal, and scandalous, and engineered by a set of political tricksters of whom the people of the whole county entertain feelings of the greatest disgust. It is only a continuation of the corrupt practices they have been foisting upon the people as Republican­ism for years past—and such a job as will cause the honest voters of the county to repudiate their entire outfit at the polls next November.
The men who managed the affair are respectively candidates for State Senator, County Superintendent, Probate Judge, Repre­sentative, District Judge, and County Attorney. Let the voters spot them. . . .
On Tuesday, August 8, before 4 o’clock, Cliff Wood, A. H. Green, T. K. Johnston, John D. Pryor, N. M. Powers, Joe Mack, and 5 or 6 others who do not desire to have their names published, because they do not approve of the action taken, slipped over to the courthouse one at a time by different routes and pretended to hold a meeting. . . . A few minutes before 4 p.m., Mr. Manning went to the courthouse to have the bell rung and upon entering the courthouse found that C. M. Wood was occupying a chair at the table as chairman and John D. Pryor occupying another chair in the capacity of secretary. Mr. Manning took the floor and inquired if the meeting was organized, and to what style of proceedings it had arrived whereupon a “reformer” at once moved an adjournment, which was at once put and carried, and ten of the purifiers of Cowley County politics fled the room in such haste as to leave three or four others who had not fully comprehended the trick, sitting in wonder at the unseemly haste of those present, and expecting to have a chance to vote for delegates.
As soon as Mr. Manning entered the room a bystander rang the bell, whereupon nearly one hundred voters poured over to the courthouse. A meeting was organized by electing S. D. Klingman as chairman and B. F. Baldwin secretary. The action of the “reformers” was related to the meeting. A committee on resolu­tions was appointed, which soon reported the following, which was adopted by sections, with but one dissenting voice to the first resolution.
They passed more resolutions, which endorsed the previous action taken.
Manning and his group won again!
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876.
                                                    The Republican Caucus.
Last Saturday the Republicans of Winfield Township met in caucus at the courthouse, at 4 o’clock p.m., and elected the following delegates to the county convention, to be held next Saturday in Winfield.

R. L. Walker, A. B. Lemmon, Nels. Newell, T. B. Myers, C. C. Pierce, M. G. Troup, E. P. Kinne, James Kelly, E. S. Torrance, and John Mentch were elected delegates, and W. M. Boyer, T. L. King, John Weakly, S. D. Klingman, S. Johnson, H. L. Barker, G. W. Robertson, J. E. Saint, John C. Roberts, and A. Howland, alternates.
The vote stood 91 for the ticket elected and 9 for the ticket that was defeated. It is an able delegation and was very enthusiastically supported.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876. Editorial Page.
                                                 COUNTY CONVENTION.
The Republican county convention convened at the Courthouse, in Winfield, on Saturday, August 12th, at 1 o’clock p.m., and was called to order by A. B. Lemmon, chairman of the Republican county central committee. R. C. Story was elected temporary chairman and James Kelly secretary. A committee on credentials was appointed, consisting of Messrs. E. S. Torrance, J. W. Tull, A. B. Odell, T. R. Bryan, and S. M. Jarvis. The committee reported the following persons as having been duly elected as delegates and alternates to the convention.
Winfield: Delegates, R. L. Walker, A. B. Lemmon, Nels. Newell, T. B. Myers, C. C. Pierce, M. G. Troup, E. P. Kinne, Jno. Mentch, James Kelly, and E. S. Torrance. Alternates, W. M. Boyer, T. L. King, Jno. Weakly, S. D. Klingman, S. Johnson, H. L. Barker, G. W. Robertson, J. E. Saint, John C. Roberts, and A. Howland. E. S. TORRANCE, Chairman.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876.
A pleasant evening was spent one day last week at the residence of Mr. Klingman, five miles in the country, by a few of the young folks of this city.
Will Klingman: son of S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
Will Klingman belongs to the COURIER outfit now, as he is learning the art preservative in this office. He will make a good printer.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1877.
                                                              That Corner.
                                         SQUAW CREEK, February 14th, 1877.
ED. COURIER. DEAR SIR: Having read about all the corre­spondence in reference to that Squaw Creek survey, we have come to the conclusion that somebody needs vindication, and not being able to make up our minds as to who that personage is, we have concluded to submit the facts and let the public draw its own conclusion.
W. W. Walton, after making a very careful survey of the lines between sections three and ten, found a very nice stone, very nicely set in the ground, about nine rods west and seven links north of a point midway between the east and west corners, and which Mr. Nauman told W. W. Walton, in the presence of the whole surveying party, that he (Nauman) set himself. Walton also found about one rod east of the center, one oak post, which Mr. Seward said Mr. Nauman showed him at the time he bought his land as being about the corner. Walton, with his good eye and quick perception, saw that by such an arrangement Mr. Nauman’s lands would not corner, but would lap ten rods, and remarked that it was “too thin.” After carefully examining the stone he failed to find any of Uncle Sam’s ear marks, and consequently, within the majesty of the law, proceeded to locate a corner in accordance with the Government field notes.

This letter is not written to bulldoze Judge Campbell, neither is it written by W. W. Walton, and “we uns” bulldozed into signing it.
                                                    JACOB SEELY, Flagman.
Will Klingman...
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1877.
Will Klingman, who was our “devil,” has concluded it is injurious to his health to stand at the “case,” hence will try farming.
Teresa E. Klingman, wife of Samuel D. Klingman, dies...
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1877.
DIED. At her residence, in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, Thursday, June 28th, 1877, Teresa E. Klingman, wife of Samuel D. Klingman.
Sister Klingman was born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, May 22nd, 1826. At the age of eleven years she was converted, and joined the M. E. Church, of which church she has been a faithful and consistent member ever since. She was married to her husband in March 1848, and moved with her family to this county from Cambridge, Ohio, February 1870. Deceased was a good help-meet, one upon whom her partner could always rely for sympathy and help in the battle of life. She was always kind as a mother, looking after the highest and best interests of her children. Her last sickness was protracted and painful. Her disease (cancer in the breast) seems to have been inherited. And yet with a consciousness from the first that it would terminate her life, she looked death calmly in the face and waited patiently for the end. Her life has been a benediction, and her death was precious. The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends, and the prayers of a church that feels the loss of one beloved.
                                                                   J. L. R.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1877.
The following are the teachers attending the Cowley County Normal.
Winfield. Misses Ella C. Davis, Mary Pontious, Fannie Pontious, Miss C. Johnson, Alice Pyburn, Lusetta Pyburn, Mattie E. Minnihan, Lissie Summers, Mattie E. Walters, Rachel E. Nauman, Allie Klingman, Alice A. Aldrich, Genie Holmes, Ella E. Scott, Ella Hunt, Ella Wickersham, Emma Saint, Mollie Bryant, Ella Freeland, Maggie Stansbury, Amy Robertson, Lizzie Kinne, Sarah Hodges, Jennie Hare, Sallie Levering, Effie Randall, Sarah E. Davis, Ina Daniels; Messrs. O. S. Record, Frank Starwalt, M. H. Marcum, J. D. Hunt, J. A. Rupp, C. C. Holland, J. B. Freeland, N. N. Winton, A. B. Taylor.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.
                                                      The Normal Institute.
The following is a list of teachers who received certificates at the examination.
Winfield. Grade 1. Misses Ella Freeland, Ella Scott, Allie Klingman, Sarah E. Davis, Jennie Hane, Mr. O. S. Record.
Will Klingman...
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1877.
Will Klingman is learning the milling business at the Tunnel Mills.

Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
                                                TEACHER’S DIRECTORY.
                                       Miss Allie Klingman, Dist. No. 50, Winfield.
S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1877.
S. D. Klingman and D. F. Best will probably open a dry goods store. They each received many invoices of goods by the Methodist Christmas ship.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
Miss Allie Klingman is meeting with success in the capacity of a governess at the Randall schoolhouse.
S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
We have been favored recently by calls from many of the substantial men of the county, including Harvey Smith, W. H. Melville, D. C. Beach, S. D. Klingman, Z. B. Meyer, E. Perigo, R. Thirsk, H. C. McDorman, C. W. Roseberry, M. B. Repp, C. H. Woodin, C. J. Brane, W. M. Wetherell, and W. Wilson. Thank you, gentlemen; call again.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.
Miss Allie Klingman, who is teaching in Vernon, was in town Saturday. She is reported to be one of the best teachers in the community.
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
Next week is the last of Miss Klingman’s school at Mt. Zion.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
                                       Beaver and Vernon Indulge in a Jollification.
                                       BEAVER TOWNSHIP, MARCH 9, 1878.
EDITOR COURIER: Last Tuesday and evening will long be remembered by the youths and adults in the vicinity of the Randall schoolhouse, and the people of the surrounding country, as a day of hilarity.
The forenoon witnessed the closing exercises of Miss Allie Klingman’s winter term of school at the above place. As your reporter was a little late in arriving, therefore cannot give a detailed account of this part of the programme, but suffice it to say, that the exercises were of a pleasing and entertaining character. Miss Allie taught an interesting school and gained the confidence of the people of the community by her labors the past winter.

After partaking of some refreshments, the afternoon was devoted exclusively to the playing of a match game of base ball by the champions of Beaver and Vernon. For four hours the sport was exceedingly interesting and exhilarating to both players and spectators. Time being called at five o’clock, the Beavers were acknowledged the victors of the day, the game standing thirty-six to nineteen.
Each and all then repaired to their respective homes to make preparation for the neck-tie sociable, to be held at the schoolhouse, commencing at seven p.m. Early in the evening could have been seen teams loaded with precious burdens, horseback and pedestrians, wending their way from all points of the compass toward the schoolhouse.
Promptly at seven the committee comprised of seven ladies, viz: Mesdames Randall, Smith, Foster, Clark, Page, and Walrath, proceeded at once to the culinary department, which was a canvass addition attached to the north side of the house, to prepare the supper.
In the meantime, the neckties were disposed of and the possessors having secured the proprietors of the ties—many oddly mated couples were the result of the promiscuous drawing—repaired to the dining apartment to partake of the sumptuous feast which awaited them, and which only rural patrons like the genial, whole-souled committee that supervised the affairs are capable of getting up.
From the dexterity with which the knives and forks were handled, it was evident that everyone made all possible exertion to do ample justice to the delicious viands, beneath which the table swayed; it is needless to say, that after an incessant warfare of more than an hour, the inevitable Turkey surrendered. Though the table had a seating capacity of more than thirty, yet it was found necessary to set three tables in order to accommodate the hungry multitude.
After supper the large concourse of people were pleasantly entertained by excellent vocal and instrumental music. Mr. Wilson Foster’s choir furnished the vocal part by singing a number of solos, duets, triplets, quartette, and chorus songs. Miss Orie Kellogg, an accomplished musician, manipulated the organ keys. After the playing of a variety of games by the young folks and the selling of several cakes and pictures to the highest bidder, by Mr. Clark—who filled the vacuum behind the peanut stand—the crowd dispersed—just as chanticleer commenced sounding his warning notes of the approach of dawn—feeling that it was good to be there. The proceeds of the evening, amounting to forty-one dollars and sixty cents, goes to the benefit of the presiding pastor, Rev. Hopkins. HORATIUS.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                           COWLEY COUNTY TEACHERS.
                                                                GRADE 1.
Winfield. Sarah E. Davis, Ella Freeland, Allie Klingman, Sallie Levering, Lena Bartlett, Mrs. E. Scott Franklin, Mr. O. S. Record, Mr. John Bower.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
                                                TEACHERS’ DIRECTORY.
                                         Miss Allie Klingman, District 9, Winfield.
S. D. Klingman moves to Winfield...
Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.
S. D. Klingman has bought the residence of T. A. Wilkinson in Winfield and will soon take up his residence in the city.
Allie Klingman buys residence for her father and herself...
Winfield Courier, August 1, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.

                          Allie Klingman to Anna C. Wilkinson, ne. 18-33-4; $800.00.
S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
S. D. Klingman had 80 acres of wheat this year, 40 acres of which was on new breaking. He has threshed out 1,700 bushels, which makes an average of 21½ bushels to the acre. The old ground alone would have averaged much better. The wheat is all No. 1 and 2.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
                                                    Teachers’ Examination.
Winfield: Lewis Brown, Ella Hunt, Henrietta King, Alice Pyburn, Pella Bradish, Nannie McGee, Amy Robertson, C. C. Critz, Maggie Stansberry, T. J. Floyd, Sarah E. Davis, Sarah E. Aldrich, Ray Nauman, Mary A. Bryant, Ioa Roberts, Mattie E. Minnihan, John Bower, R. A. O’Neill, Alice Bullock, Ella Freeland, W. Trevett, J. D. Hunt, G. B. Richmond, Hattie F. Finch, Celina Bliss, Samuel Davis, Ida Carey, Allie Klingman, Fannie Pontious, A. B. Taylor, Warren Miller, Hattie McKinlay, Mrs. P. B. Seibert, Mrs. S. E. Litton, G. C. Whitelock, L. McKinlay, ’Squire Humble.
S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
The following are the names of jurors drawn for this court: Levi Fluke, O. P. West, Thos. Parvin, S. D. Klingman, J. E. Cox, Sampson Johnson, A. B. Gardner, H. S. Libby, I. B. Todd, Michael Bush, H. J. Donley, T. A. Chapin, T. B. Myers, Dennis Cunningham, J. I. Mitchell, Devine Terrill, Daniel Hawkins, G. W. Yount, W. T. Beasley, J. W. Browning, Rudolph Hoffmaster, D. M. Patton, J. P. Short, J. W. Millspaugh.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878. School Items on Back Page.
                                                      COURSE OF STUDY.
                                              WINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL,
                                   WINFIELD, COWLEY COUNTY, KANSAS.
                                       BY GEO. W. ROBINSON, PRINCIPAL.
                                                        SCHOOL BOARD.
                                                    James E. Platter: Director.
                                                       E. P. Kinne: Treasurer.
                                                        John D. Pryor: Clerk.
                                                DEPARTMENT TEACHERS.
                                         Miss Sarah E. Aldrich, Grammar School.
                                          Miss Emma Saint, Second Intermediate.
                                           Miss Sarah Hodges, First Intermediate.
                                           Miss Allie Klingman, Second Primary.
                                             Miss Mary A. Bryant, First Primary.
Fall term commences Sept. 9, and closes Dec. 24.
Winter term commences Jan. 2, and closes March 21.
Spring term commences March 3rd, and closes May 30.

S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.
                                                               FOR SALE.
I now offer my span of large gray horses for sale; also harness, wagon, and new rig. Call at this office. S. D. KLINGMAN.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, January 30, 1879.
                                                       Teachers’ Directory.
District No. 1: WINFIELD.
Geo. W. Robinson, Emma Saint, Sarah Aldrich, Sarah Hodges, Mary Bryant, Allie Klingman, Ioa Roberts
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1879.
At a meeting of the School Directors on Monday, June 16th, F. S. Jennings in the chair, the following appointments were made for the coming year: Principal, Prof. E. T. Trimble, of Illi­nois, who takes the place of Mr. G. W. Robinson, resigned; Helen E. Meach, of Chicago, who takes the place of Miss Aldrich in the grammar department; Miss Sarah Hodges, who takes the place of Mrs. Moffit, resigned—second intermediate; Miss Minnie Johnson, a new appointment, 1st intermediate; Miss Allie Klingman, returned, 2nd primary; Miss Mollie Bryant, 1st primary. The Chair appoint­ed the committees for the ensuing year, to-wit: M. G. Troup, Finance; N. L. Rigby, Ways and Means; I. W. Randall, Care of School property. The first Monday in July was set for the next meeting of the Directors. The fall term of school opens Septem­ber 1st.
Klingman residence almost burns down..
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1879.
Quite an excitement was created Tuesday by the burning of T. A. Wilkinson’s stable in the rear of his house on Mansfield street. Their little boy, Sammy, wanted a bonfire, and taking some matches up in the hay loft, collected a bunch of hay in one corner and touched it off. Seeing that he had a little more fire than he bargained for, he tumbled head long out of the loft and soon the whole barn was in a blaze. The fire company (?) was on hand with the soda fountain in a short time, but too late to save the stable. Mr. Klingman’s residence came very near being ignited, the fire being so hot that it scorched the paint, but by saturating the roof and sides with water, it was saved. This should be a warning to our city authorities to provide some effective means for controlling fires, which are liable at any time to break out and sweep whole blocks.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, January 1, 1880..
Mrs. M. L. Robinson, on Mencrest, between Twelfth and Blandin, assisted by Misses Ella Holmes, Sarah Hodges, and Allie Klingman.
Winfield Courier, June 3, 1880.
Miss Allie Klingman starts to Ohio next week to spend the vacation with former friends.
McClellan Klingman, son of S. D. Klingman...

Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.
The Winfield public school closed last Friday, and commence­ment exercises were held in Manning’s hall Friday evening. The valedictory address by McClellan Klingman was very fine, and the original oration of James Lorton is spoken of in the highest terms. The following was the order of exercises.
Prayer. Music. Original Oration, Jas. Lorton, “Improve­ments of Time.” Recitation, Lou Morris, “All the World.” Declamation, George Black, “Allow for the Crawl.” Recitation, Hattie Andrews, “We Measured the Baby.”
Music. Essay, Rosa Frederick, “Life of Cowper.” Recita­tion, Cora Shreves, “My Good Old-Fashioned Mother.” Declamation, Charles Beck, “Pyramids not all Egyptian.” Recitation, Sarah Hudson, “Thoughts During Church Service.”
Music. Original Oration, Lee C. Brown, “Wards of the Government.” Recitation, Leota Gary, “The Minister’s Door-Bell.” Recitation, Rose Rounds, “After the Battle.” Valedictory Ad­dress, McClellan Klingman.
Music. Address, R. C. Story. Presentation of Diplomas.
Music. Benediction.
Messrs. McClellan Klingman and James Lorton were the gradu­ates for 1880.
The hall was tastefully arranged and a large audience present. Through the efforts of Prof. Trimble, our schools have reached a remarkable degree of efficiency, and with more room, more teachers, and Prof. Trimble as principal, Winfield will be the equal in educational facilities of any city in Southern Kansas.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
The following teachers have been hired for the next term of the public schools: E. T. Trimble, principal; Mary A. Bryant, Allie Klingman, Alice Aldrich, Miss Belle Fitzgerald, Mattie Gibson, Jeanie Melville, Miss C. S. Cook, assistants. The salary of the principal was fixed at $90 per month, and that of the assistants at $40 per month. The grade of the teachers was left at the discretion of the principal, with the concurrence of the board.
S. D. Klingman and J. W. Heller, partners...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
Blacksmith Miller has removed to his new stone shop near the brewery. Klingman & Hiller occupy his old shop with the addition of a wagon-making business.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1880.
Messrs. Klingman & Heller now have their blacksmith and wagon shop running in good order. Mr. Klingman has a large acquaintance over the county and is known as one of the best wagon makers that ever drove a spoke.
     Are now prepared to do all kinds of Wagon, Buggy, and Blacksmith work cheaper than ever done before in Winfield. Horse-shoeing a specialty. We warrant all our work.
Allie Klingman...

Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
The Winfield schools are underway with ten rooms occupied and ten teachers, viz:
Mrs. Will B. Caton, first primary, first ward, north room, first floor.
Miss Mary A. Bryant, first primary, second ward, south room, first floor.
Miss Laura Bartlett, second primary, first ward, east room, first floor.
Miss Jennie Melville, second primary, second ward, north room, first floor.
Miss Alice Aldrich, first intermediate, first ward, west room, first floor.
Miss Allie Klingman, first intermediate, second ward, south room, second floor.
Miss Cook, second intermediate, first ward, north room, second floor.
Miss Sarah Hodges, second intermediate, second ward, north room, second floor.
Prof. A. Gridley, Jr., grammar, first ward, east room, second floor.
Prof. E. T. Trimble, high school, first ward, west room, second floor.
The schools will soon be perfectly organized, graded, and in the best working order.
Prof. Trimble is the principal and Prof. Gridley, assistant. Their departments receive pupils from both wards, in the other departments the pupils will attend the schools in their own wards.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
The meeting of teachers, Saturday, was well attended. Professor Trimble had charge of the class in algebra and physiol­ogy. Superintendent Story had the class in geometry. The exercises were in every way commendable. The opportunity of “going higher” in these studies will be improved by many of our teachers. The query is, why don’t all of them join in this work? Without question physiology will be added to the list of subjects for the examination of teachers, while algebra may become one of those necessary for a first grade certificate. Be this as it may, the teachers who have gone into this course of study and work will grow, while many who do not will get the dry rot. The recitation in primary reading, conducted by Miss Mary Bryant, gave the teachers a clear idea of the best method of beginning reading. The word, the phonic, the sentence, and the alphabet methods can be combined and followed with success. The debate on the compulsory educational law was conducted by Messrs. Hickok and Trimble. The fact was brought out that this law is occasion­ally the means of getting boys and girls into school who would otherwise be out all the time. The next meeting will be January 15, 1881.
Teachers present:  Messrs. Trimble, Gridley, Hickok, Corson, Hutchins, Thompson, Wilson, Beaumont, Armstrong, McKinley and Dickinson; Mrs. Will B. Caton, Misses Bryant, Klingman, Cook, Aldrich, Melville, Dickie, Freeland, Davis, Hunt, Bowman, Kelly, Rounds, Frederick, Dobyns, and McKinley. Several other teachers were in town, but were too busy to attend the meeting. The program for the January session will be review and multiplication in algebra, the first book in geometry, and circulation in physiology. Teachers take hold of this work now.
McClellan Klingman...
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.
                                               Contributed $1.00: M. Klingman.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
A merry party consisting of the gayest of her gay young people assembled at Miss Roland’s on last Saturday evening and proceeded to the residence of Mrs. A. T. Spotswood for the purpose of a complete surprise party to Miss Nettie McCoy, who leaves this week for a visit to her home in New Jersey. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, and Mr. and Mrs. Garvey; Misses Amelia and Clara Garvey of Topeka, Jennie Hane, May Roland, Allie Klingman, Sarah Hodges, Louise Crapster, Ida McDonald, Amanda Scothorn, Margie Wallis, and Jessie Millington; and Messrs. Davis, Dever, Hunt, Baldridge, Harris, W. A. Smith, W. C. Robin­son, Dr. Gunn, and Bahntge.
S. D. Klingman, agent “Star” Lightning Rod...
Winfield Courier, October 13, 1881.
Mr. S. D. Klingman has been appointed agent for the “Star” Lightning Rod. This is one of the best rods in the market and bears a guarantee from the company of five years.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Wednesday at 12 o’clock, Mr. Fred C. Hunt and Miss Sarah Hodges were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s father, in this city, Rev. Father Kelly officiating. The assem­blage was one of the largest ever gathered to witness a marriage ceremony in this city. The bridal party left on the afternoon train for a short trip in the east. The following is a list of presents from their friends.
                                            Individual salt cellars, Allie Klingman.
Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.
A number of young ladies gathered at the M. E. Church Monday evening and organized themselves into a society. They propose to call themselves the M. B. Society. The following officers were elected: Miss Jessie Millington, President; Miss Allie Klingman, Vice President; Miss Jennie Haine, Secretary; Miss Ida McDonald, Treasurer.
The society will give a New England supper Friday evening, November 25, at the M. E. Church. The M. B. ladies will be dressed in New England costume of the time of Washington.
The following committees were appointed.
Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Rinker, and Mrs. Copeland: to solicit and arrange for supper.
Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Dever, Mrs. Bedilion: to secure and prepare dishes.
Will Robinson, Will A. Smith, Miss May Roland, Miss Jennie Haine: to handle reception.

Mr. Crippen: to handle music.
Misses Allie Klingman, Jessie Millington, L. Graham, Annie Weaver, Emma Gridley, Amy Southern, M. Melville, Ida McDonald, Ida Trezise, Ella Bosley, M. Hamill, Emma Crippen, Miss Stebbins, and Miss Bard: to handle tables.
Those wishing a good supper in the good old New England style can be satisfied on Friday evening.
Cowley County Courant, February 2, 1882.
The reading club met last evening at Miss Beeny’s, there being a good attendance. After the installation of officers for the ensuing year, the program was given by Mr. Smith, Miss Scothorn, Miss K. Millington, and Miss Lizzie Wallis. The program for the next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club will consist of selections by Mr. Connell, Mr. C. Bahntge, Mr. Lovell H. Webb, Mrs. Fred Hunt, Miss Allie Klingman, and Miss Jennie Haine.
H. Goldsmith and C. H. Connell were admitted to membership in the club.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
Teachers Directory: 1881-82.    WINFIELD.    MONTHLY SALARY.
                                         Prof. E. T. Trimble, city schools: $90.00.
                                             Allie Klingman, city schools: $40.00.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.
Miss Allie Klingman was surprised by a visit from a number of her young pupils last week. They took the house by storm, and had a glorious time.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.
Mr. Ed Roland afforded a pleasant evening to the young people by inviting them to a phantom party at the residence of Mrs. Millington, on last Monday night. A gay and happy company responded to the invitation, and made most excellent ghosts, although hardly as silent as a specter is supposed to be. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Rembaugh, Mrs. Boyer; Misses Hane, Scothorn, Klingman, Beeny, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jackson and Carruthers; Messrs. W. H. and W. A. Smith, Roland, Harris, Fuller, Webb, Robinson, Connell, Crowell, Bahntge.
Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.
Mrs. Fred Hunt entertained a tea-party of her young lady friends on Tuesday afternoon. A delightful little supper was served and the young ladies enjoyed it immensely. Fred and “Fred’s wife” know how to make their home pleasant to their friends. The young ladies present were Miss Roberts, Amy Scothorn, Jennie Hane, Allie Klingman, Kate and Jessie Millington.
S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
A fire Tuesday night destroyed a stack of hay belonging to S. D. Klingman.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
S. D. Klingman was offered and refused $4,000 for his farm in Pleasant Valley.
McClellan Klingman...
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
McClellan Klingman came down from Newton last week and is taking in his old haunts.
S. D. Klingman married again: Mrs. M. E. O’Dell...

Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
                                                  MARRIAGE LICENSES.
The following marriage licenses have been issued by Judge Gans, since April 1st.
                                          S. D. Klingman and Mrs. M. E. O’Dell.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
MARRIAGE LICENSES. Matrimonial business this week in the Probate Court is looking up. His Honor has issued marriage licenses to the following persons.
                                          S. D. Klingman and Mrs. M. E. O’Dell.
Allie Klingman...
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
The lack of funds to run the public schools does not stop the schools by any means. Four teachers are at work in the East Ward, and have all the scholars they can manage, the parents paying $1.25 and $1.50 per month each pupil. In the West Ward Miss Klingman is the only one holding school at present, but next Monday Miss Alice Dunham, a young lady who has been very success­ful as a teacher in Nebraska, will open another subscription school for mixed grades. This will furnish schooling for forty or fifty more of our “young Americans.” Those who entrust their children’s schooling to Miss Dunham will secure most satisfactory results, as she is an accomplished teacher and used to conducting mixed schools. She will occupy one of the rooms in the West Ward school house, and will charge $1.00 per month for each pupil.
Charlie Klingman: son of S. D. Klingman...
Cowley County Courant, May 11, 1882.
The third annual commencement of the Winfield High School was well attended last evening, the opera house being crowded to its utmost capacity, and a goodly number had to go home, not being able to get inside of the building.
The exercises opened with music, and a prayer by Rev. J. E. Platter, followed by the greeting song by the whole class. The salutatory, “Is our destiny in our own hands?” by Miss Rosina Frederick, was splen­did. “Nobility of Industry,” by W. E. Hodges, was good and was followed with “Tablets of Memory,” by Miss Leni Gary, which was excellent. Charlie Klingman came next and his “Electricity” seemed to take the whole audience. This was followed by “Beyond the Alps lies our Italy,” by Miss Ida G. Trezise and “Watch,” by Miss Hattie E. Andrews, both of which were rendered clearly and distinctly, and were very good. Miss Anna E. Rowland fully demonstrated that “Character is Power,” and Charles F. Ware told us how “Storms strengthen the oak.” May Charlie have to pass through few storms, but yet be able to compare his strength with that of the sturdy old oak. “Weighed and found wanting,” by Miss Haidee A. Trezise, was splendid. Miss Trezise has a fine voice and rendered her part very clearly and distinctly, as did Miss Lizzie McDonald in her rendition of “We build our own mountains.” “Home Influence,” by Miss Rose A. Rounds, was excellent, as well as “Delve Deeper,” by Miss Mary L. Randall. James A. Cairns taught us “The value of books,” and was followed with the Vale­dictory, by Miss Minnie F. Sumpter, which was fine and well delivered.

The presentation of diplomas by Professor Trimble made each graduate’s heart glad and the Profes­sor proved that his class of 1882 had done so well. The exercises were interspersed with music, and last came the “Farewell song” by the whole class, in which every heart and voice joined. The benediction was pro­nounced by Rev. P. F. Jones and the audience dismissed. Each one was fairly showered with bouquets and richly deserved the honors. In one minute after the dismissal, the stage was crowded with proud and joyous friends who were eager to congratulate the class of 1882 for having done so nicely. May their troubles and difficulties through life be surmounted as easily as those of their school days, is the wish of THE COURANT.
Allie Klingman...
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.
The following are the teachers employed for the next year in the city schools: Miss Klingman, Miss Bryant, Miss Hamill, Miss Crippen, Miss Gibson, Miss Ella Kelly, Mrs. Trimble, Miss Rosa Rounds, and Mrs. Will B. Caton. E. T. TRIMBLE, Principal.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
The private schools, which take the place of the public schools for the summer, are prospering and seem to be quite popular with the people. In the east ward Prof. Trimble, Mrs. Caton, Miss Gibson, and Miss Mariam have all they can do. In the west ward Miss Allie Klingman, Miss Dunham, and Mrs. Hamilton are at work and will soon have full schools. With these schools at work there is no reason why the lack of funds to run the public schools should cripple education. Most any parent can better afford to pay $1.00 a month for the tuition of his children than to allow them to run at large for seven months.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
On last Friday evening the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of one of the merriest as well as the “toniest” parties ever given in Winfield. Mrs. Fuller has entertained her friends several times this winter without any of the young folks being present, but this time she honored them by giving this party, which was duly appreciated. Everyone invited, with but two exceptions, was present and never were guests more hospitably entertained. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. At a late hour the guests dispersed, all thanking their kind host and hostess for the pleasant evening so happily spent. The costumes of the guests were elegant and worthy of mention. We give below a list which we hope will be satisfactory to the ladies mentioned.
Mrs. Fred C. Hunt wore a pale steel blue silk and brocaded satin dress with fine Spanish lace trimmings, white flowers.
Miss Klingman, fine white Swiss, and wine colored silk.
Charles Israel (Charley) Klingman...
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
                                                  High School Commencement.
The third annual commencement exercises of the Winfield High School will be held in the Opera House Friday evening. The exercises will commence promptly at 8 o’clock, after which the doors will be opened only during music. Those who desire reserved seats can have them marked on the chart by calling at Goldsmith’s.
Program giving names only of participants.

Rev. J. E. Platter, Rosina Ann Frederick, William Elmer Hodges, Leni Leota Gary, Charles Israel Klingman, Ida Geneva Trezise, Hattie Eva Andrews, Anne Electa Rowland, Charles Francis Ware, Haidee Augusta Trezise, Lizzie M. McDonald, Rose Amelia Rounds, Mary Lottie Randall, James Alexander Cairns, Minnie Francis Sumpter, Rev. P. F. Jones.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
                                                        Graduating Exercises.
The Graduating exercises of the Winfield High school, on last Friday evening, were well attended and the program was very interesting. Each member of the class did well, and altogether it was a highly creditable affair. The opening prayer, by Rev. Platter, was followed by a “Greeting Song” by the class, after which the Salutatory, “Is Our Destiny in Our Own Hands?” was rendered in an excellent manner by Rose Frederick. Next was a well delivered address, “Nobility of Industry,” by William Hodges, and then Leota Gary’s “Tablets of Memory,” which sparkled all over with bright thoughts, left us in a pleasing frame of mind to enjoy the music which followed. Charlie Klingman’s “Electricity” showed careful thought and was succeeded by a rendition rich in sentiment, “Beyond the Alps Lies Our Italy,” by Ida Trezise. Hattie Andrews’ “Watch” was excellently delivered as was Anna Rowland’s neat rendition of “Character is Power.” After music, that “Storms Strengthen the Oak,” was demonstrated by Charles Ware, and then in a clear, distinct voice Haidee Trezise showed the consequences of being “Weighed and Found Wanting.” Lizzie McDonald proved the necessity of constructing our characters of substantial material in “We Build Our Own Monuments.” The results of “Home Influence,” were shown by Rose Rounds. Then came more music, and after that “Delve Deeper,” by Mary Randall, and “The Value of Books,” by James Cairns. Then came the Valedictory: the farewell to school-mates and teacher, the severing of the final link that bound the class together, which was rendered in a creditable manner by Minnie Sumpter. After music was the presentation of diplomas, accompanied by words of advice and commendation, by Prof. E. T. Trimble, and with the farewell song by the class and the benediction by Rev. P. F. Jones, the exercises were ended and the class of 1882 had passed from the happy days of school life into the busy, active life of the outside world. Each member received a profusion of bouquets from appreciative friends, and deserved all the praise bestowed upon them as eager ones gathered around and congratulated them.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
The Board of Education met last week and selected as teachers for the coming term the following persons: Misses Bryant, Gibson, Hamill, Klingman, Rose Rounds, Ella Kelly, and Mrs. Caton and Mrs. Trimble. There were several applications which were not acted upon but left over to the next meeting. The board will meet again next Monday.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.

                                                           A Pleasant Party.
On last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained a large company of their young friends at their elegant residence, which they have been fitting up with new paper of a very beautiful and expensive pattern. Having the carpets up in the parlors, it was considered a good time to give a party and take the opportunity to indulge in a dance. The evening was just the one for a dancing party, for although “May was advancing,” it was very cool and pleasant, and several hours were spent in that exercise, after which an excellent repast consisting of ice cream, strawberries, and cakes was served, and although quite late the dancing continued some hours, and two o’clock had struck ere the last guest had lingeringly departed. No entertainments are more enjoyed by our young folks than those given by Mr. Robinson and his estimable wife. We append a list of those persons on this occasion: Misses Jackson, Roberts, Josie Bard, Jessie Meech, Florence Beeny, Jennie Hane, Kate Millington, Jessie Millington, Scothorn, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Curry, Klingman, McCoy, Berkey; Mr. and Mrs. George Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Jo Harter, Mrs. and Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt; Messrs. W. A. Smith, C. C. Harris, Charles Fuller, Lou Zenor, James Lorton, Lovell Webb, Sam E. Davis, Eugene Wallis, C. H. Connell, Dr. Jones, Campbell, Ivan Robinson, W. C. Robinson.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
Miss Allie Klingman started east for a short visit Tuesday morning.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
                                                    Cowley County Teachers.
The following persons hold valid certificates in this county, and can make legal contracts with school boards.
                                                         WINFIELD CITY.
                                                         Miss Allie Klingman.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
Miss Allie Klingman returned from her summer sojourn in the East, last week.
McClellan Klingman...
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
McClellan Klingman, a former attache of the COURIER, has been spending a few days in the city visiting old acquaintances. He still belongs to the noble band of Kansas printers, and is steadily climbing up in the profession.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1882.
The regular meeting of the Ivanhoe Literary will be held at the residence of Mr. M. L. Robinson Tuesday evening, Dec. 5. A full attendance is desired. The following members will resume the reading of “Kathrina,” five pages each, in the order named: Miss Crippen, Miss Klingman, Miss Hane, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Berry, Mr. Webb. Miscellaneous selections, Mr. Smith and Miss Beeny. FLORENCE A. BEENY, Rec. Sec.
S. D. Klingman...

Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
S. D. Klingman is disfiguring a time-honored landmark by trimming and cutting down his stately hedge along the public highway.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club will be held at the home of W. H. Smith, Tuesday, February 6th, with the following programme for miscellaneous reading: Misses E. Crippen, A. Aldrich, A. Klingman, F. Beeny, T. Goldsmith; Messrs. L. Zenor, E. Nixon, W. Wilson, Geo. Robinson. The readers are expected to be present and prepared, or appoint a substitute. Theresa Goldsmith, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge has been offered for the next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club on Tuesday, May 1. The following are on duty for miscellaneous selections: Miss Kate Millington, Mr. W. C. Smith, Miss Theresa Goldsmith, L. H. Webb, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Miss Allie Klingman, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge. As the club is to adjourn for the summer and as preliminary arrangements for a “Basket Picnic” are to be made, the members are earnestly solicited to attend. THERESA GOLDSMITH, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
Eight of the teachers of the public schools have been appointed, as follows: Misses Klingman, Dickey, Bryant, Hamill, Crippen, Gibson, Aldrich, Barnes, and Mrs. Caton. There still remain four places to be filled.
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
                                                               The Normal.
The County Normal Institute opened Monday with about sixty-five teachers in attendance. Prof. Davis, of the State Normal School, acts as Conductor, and Profs. Gridley and Trimble as instructors. The work starts off nicely and promises a most prosperous session. The following is a list of those in attendance at present and their grades.
Alice A. Aldrich, Mattie Berry, Leander C. Brown, Will C. Barnes, Frank A. Chapin, Laura Elliott, Rosa Frederick, Anna L. Hunt, D. W. Ramage, Lida Strong, Mary E. Hamill, Silas Overman, Allie Klingman, Fannie M. McKinley.
J. D. Klingman farm sold to Jos. Poor for $5,200...
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
The Klingman farm south of town, was sold Monday to Jos. Poor, of Beaver Township, for five thousand two hundred dollars. W. L. Mullen did the selling. This is one of the finest farms in Cowley County. It is hedged off in forty acre tracts, has bearing orchards and beautiful shade trees.
McClellan C. Klingman, of Topeka, marries Ina T. Sweet of Colorado...
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
MARRIED. Married in Florence, Kansas, August 18th, 1883, by Rev. E. P. Foster, Mr. Mac. C. Klingman, of Topeka, and Miss Ina T. Sweet, of Canon City, Colorado.

McClellan is well known in this city, being an old resident and having graduated in 1880 from our High School. Where here not long ago, he breathed no intention of committing this matrimonial deed, and it will therefore surprise his friends. “Mac” is a young man of ability and good judgment and, though unacquainted with the bride, we are satisfied that his selection has been a good one. He being a member of the noble band of printers and having assisted on the COURIER at different times, all can join heartily in extending congratulations and good wishes.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
                                                           Our City Schools.
The public schools of this city opened for the fall and winter term on Monday last, with good attendance. Under the principalship of Prof. A. Gridley, with Miss Caro Meach in charge of the high school and the following excellent corps of teachers in the other departments, our schools start off very auspiciously and promise good results for this year.
East Ward: Second grammar room, Mis L. C. Barnes; first grammar, Miss Lois Williams; second intermediate, Miss Alice Dickie; first intermediate, Miss Mattie Berry; second primary, Miss Lena Bartlett; first primary, Miss Mamie Garlick.
West Ward: Second intermediate, Miss Allie Klingman; first intermediate, Miss A. Aldrich; second primary, Miss Elma Crippen; first primary, Miss M. E. Hamill.
The teachers are all experienced, are going to work zealously, and will do their part toward making the schools a success.
S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1883.
S. D. Klingman has a pair of very modest chickens of opposite genders. In their frolicsome spells they retreat to the bottom of his well. Monday they stayed down too long, requiring his assistance with fish hook and line to reach the sunlight.
Allie Klingman...
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1884.
Supt. Limerick, Prof. Gridley, and Miss Allie Klingman attended the meeting of the State Teachers Association at Topeka last week. Supt. Limerick was honored with a place on the board of directors of the association.
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1884.
                                                              Kansas Day.
The twenty-third birthday of our beloved state was celebrated with appropriate exercises in all the departments of our schools on Tuesday, January 29th. A program was prepared by Prof. Gridley, the Supt. of schools, and given to the pupils of the various departments who, with the assistance of their teachers, succeeded in making the exercises very pleasant and profitable. Numerous interesting facts were repeated by the pupils relative to the early history, resources, geography, and miscellaneous topics referring to Kansas. All of the school rooms were more or less decorated. In the High School was a beautiful drawing of a bird in whose bill was a scroll on which was written the motto of our nation. The motto of our state was also neatly printed on an imitation of the Great Seal of our State.

In Miss Williams’ room a beautiful motto, “Kansas is our home,” adorned the wall together with pictures and evergreens.
Miss Dickie’s room was beautifully decorated with a large flag upon which was printed in bold characters the significant word, “Prohibition.” The motto, “Kansas the Key to Freedom,” was on the south wall of the room. Suspended from the wall was a large horseshoe attached to which were two pipes, which were to signify that peace reigns.
In Miss Barnes’ room very extensive preparations had been made. The following motto, “We Celebrate the 23rd Birthday of Kansas,” was on the west wall. A table covered with beautiful plants and flowers added much to the cheerfulness of the room. There were more than fifty flags upon the walls in this room.
The pupils of Mrs. Buford’s department did themselves credit by the decorations which they made. Flags and mottoes were neatly displayed.
In Miss Klingman’s room a neat motto of evergreen, “Kansas,” was on the wall together with flags and pictures.
Pictures, flags, and evergreens were made to make Miss Gibson’s room attractive.
The pupils in all the departments took an unusual interest in all the exercises of the hour, and it is to be hoped that all present received such an inspiration that shall result in making more patriotic citizens than they otherwise would have been. Many of our citizens were present and witnessed the exercises. Altogether we think the hour was profitably spent and will result in making such impressions as shall be of lasting good.
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1884.
                                                       Teachers’ Association.
The Central Division of the Cowley County Teachers Association will meet Feb. 23, 1884, at the High School building, Winfield. Following is the program.
                          SATURDAY, 10 O’CLOCK A.M., FEBRUARY 23, 1884.
1. “What improvements are needed in our examinations and certificates?” Prof. Limerick, W. P. Beaumont, and Anna Robertson.
2. “Periodicals versus readers for higher grades.” Miss Helen Mentch, S. L. Herriott, F. P. Vaughn.
3. “Closing the term.” Miss Allie Klingman, Miss Laura Barnes, S. W. Morton.
4. “General Review.” Leota Gary, Celina Bliss, Claude Rinker, Emma Gridley.
All are invited to attend.
S. D. Klingman...
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Bob Victor now occupies the S. D. Klingman farm. He is one of Kentucky’s wide awake intelligent farmers. S. D. Klingman has taken up his abode on the borders of the noble red man’s domain.
“Allie” Klingman marries David M. Sprankle...
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Matrimonial certificates have been granted by the Probate Judge since our last as follows.
                                       David M. Sprankle and Sarah A. Klingman.

Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
MARRIED. Mr. D. M. Sprankle, of Lawrence, and Miss Alice Klingman, of this city, were married at the residence of Mr. J. W. Curns, by Rev. B. Kelly, Wednesday of last week. They left Thursday for Lawrence, their future home. Miss Klingman has been a resident of our city for many years, was an efficient and popular teacher in the city schools, and one of our most valued ladies. The well wishes of a large number of friends accompanied her to her new home.
Charles Klingman...
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1884.
Six of Cowley County’s boys and girls were enrolled this season as students of the State Agricultural College, at Manhattan: Will B. Files, Chas. Klingman, Amoy G. Robertson, Daniel Robertson, Maggie Stansbury, and Henry C. Stolp.
Samuel D. Klingman...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers for yesterday as taken from the Records of the Register’s office.
Samuel D. Klingman et ux to Emily Keller: lots 3 and 4 and n hf of se qr 13-35-4e, and lots 3 and 4 18-35-5e, 217 acres: $9,000.00.
McClellan Klingman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
M. C. Klingman sends us the Meriden Report, Jefferson County, a paper he has just started with the appendage “please ex.” You bet we will. “Mac” is one of the old COURIER boys, one of Cowley’s pioneers—one who grew up and got his “larning” on her soil, and we are glad to note his advance. Mac and the writer shot ideas and paper wads together at the first term taught in the first country schoolhouse built in this county, Excelsior, whose first school was held in 1870.
S. D. Klingman...
                                       HACKNEY HAPPENINGS. “MARK.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
R. M. Victor disposed of his farm last Monday to Peter Croco, for seven thousand and three dollars. Two years ago Mr. Victor purchased this quarter of S. D. Klingman for fifty-two hundred dollars. Besides the increase in valuation realized, he also got one good crop off of the farm.


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