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Allen B. Lemmon

The background on Prof. Allen B. Lemmon was given in an editorial in the Courier on August 24, 1876...
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1876. Editorial Page.
Prof. A. B. Lemmon. The nomination, by the Republican State Convention, of our townsman, Prof. A. B. Lemmon, as a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, was not only a surprise to him and to his opponent, but also to the State at large. But the Republicans of the State can feel assured that it is no mistake that he is upon the ticket. He is not only competent to fill the office, but he is a practical man. It is due the great party which will support him in the coming election to state something of his history. Aged only twenty-nine years, born in Harrison County, Ohio, reared and educated in Iowa, after a course of study at Howe’s high school, at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, he became the principal of the public school at Brighton, Iowa, at the age of nineteen. He there earned the means to put him into the Iowa State University, from which he graduated at the head of his class in June, 1869. Going directly to Arkansas he organized the public schools at Ft. Smith, and remained there two years. Resigning his position there in the spring of 1871 he came to Cowley County and pur­chased a farm and labored thereon that season. In the fall he was appointed superintendent of the city schools of Independence, and was very successful in that position. Returning to Winfield last summer, at the request of the school board, he took charge of the graded schools of this city for the year ending last June. The Prof. having determined to leave the schoolroom for the courtroom—was admitted to the bar at the last term of court in this county. He is at present teaching an interesting normal class in this place, and as soon as released, will be heard from on the stump in favor of the straight ticket, in which position he can take care of himself.
A. B. Lemmon became closely linked with D. A. Millington, especially after his marriage to Millington’s oldest daughter...
[The Winfield Courier was established at Winfield, Kansas, on January 1, 1873, by R. S. Waddell & Co., with R. S. Waddell being the editor. The presses, type, and material were entirely new, and in good condition. On March 27, 1873, the paper was sold to James Kelly, who became the editor. On November 11, 1875, E. C. Manning succeeded Kelly as editor. On August 16, 1877, the Winfield Courier went into the hands of D. A. Millington and A. B. Lemmon, with the former as principal editor. In January 1879 Lemmon retired, having sold his interest to Mr. Millington.]
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Fourth of July Program. [On program]: “Our Railroad Enterprises.” Response by Mr. D. A. Millington. “The Rising Generation.” Response by Mr. Lemmon.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
Last Saturday the Republican Delegate Convention met at this place and, notwithstanding the day was stormy and disagreeable, all the townships were represented except Creswell.
Delegates from Tisdale Township: G. W. Foughty and A. B. Lemmon.
Delegates from Winfield Township: E. S. Torrance, I. H. Coon, J. W. Hornbeak, C. A. Bliss, J. A. Myton, Capt. Tansey, D. A. Millington, and Jno. Stannard.

Candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jno. Dudley and A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Messenger, March 15, 1872.
The Cowley County Agricultural Society was fully organized by representatives from all parts of the county August 17th, 1871. Assistant Secretary, A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Messenger, August 16, 1872.
Mr. Editor: Will you allow me space to say a few words of interest to the friends of public school in our county? Last year, through two failures, one to have our whole county districted and the other to secure annual reports from the districts that had been formed, our county lost more than two thousand dollars that should have been secured and spent for the benefit of popular education in our midst. In my mind there is no doubt that every inch of territory in our borders should be attached to some district, and that public funds should be drawn for everyone of school age in the county. Last year school laws could not be procured, in many cases clerks did not learn their duties till too late, our county superintendent “could not afford for three dollars a day in county scrip” to ride all over the county and inform clerks of their duties, and collect reports, and as a result of such a combination of circumstances the above loss to the county was the result. I understand that some parts of the county are not yet districted but as a citizen of the county and one who feels a deep interest in the welfare of her public schools, let me ask that full and complete reports be made this fall. Let us secure all the funds which are our due, and when secured, use them for the advancement of popular education in our county. In conversation with Mr. Hickok, our county Supt. some time ago, he gave it as his opinion and as he thought that of the State Superintendent that no district would be entitled to a share of public funds unless it had maintained a public school three months previous to the first of September next. By refer­ring to page 4, Sec. 11, of the New School Law, you will see that it is Prof. McCarty’s opinion that districts which maintained their schools previous to January 1st are entitled to a share of the funds. Then let me urge every district in the county, in which there has not yet been a school, to see to it that one is put in operation previous to Oct. 1st, and all will be well. Let us establish at once and maintain in our county a system of public schools that shall be a source of pride to all of us. It will take time and money to do this but the ends to be attained will more than compensate for the expense incurred. ALLEN B. LEMMON. Aug. 13th, 1872.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
District Court. Civil Docket. Fourth Day. 28. James C. Fuller vs. Allen B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874. Fuller vs. Lemmon, Judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1875.
Prof. Allen B. Lemmon, who has been for the past year principal of the Independence, Montgomery County, schools, returned last week to his farm east of town. Everybody is glad to meet Prof. Lemmon and we only hope he will stay with us now and quit his fooling around being principal of schools.
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1875.
Winfield Institute. At a meeting of the directors of the Institute, held on Wednesday evening last, Prof. W. C. Robinson and Prof. A. B. Lemmon were appointed captains, Mr. J. B. Fairbank, pronouncer, Mr. E. S. Bedilion and Mr. B. F. Baldwin, referees.
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.

The Winfield school will commence in the September with Prof. A. B. Lemmon as principal, Miss Jennie Greenlee in charge of the intermediate department, and Miss Ada Millington the primary.
The Congregational festival at the courthouse last Thursday evening was well attended. The tables over which Mrs. Howland and Mrs. Wait presided were well patronized, and we think the ladies at the other end of the hall had no reason to complain as we noticed the frank and open countenances of Prof. Lemmon and the senior editor of the COURIER up there the greater part of the evening.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1875.
To the Teachers of Cowley County. We have arranged with Prof. E. W. Hulse, of Arkansas City, and Prof. A. B. Lemmon, of Winfield, to assist in organizing and conducting a Teachers’ Normal school, of four weeks, during the month of August next. We desire to learn immediately the names of all teachers who will enroll themselves as members. Arrange­ments will be made to secure reasonable rates of board and lodging. A small tuition fee will be charged to cover incidental expenses, but the enterprise is not calculated to make money and will be carried out on the strictest principles of economy. The school will close with an examination for teachers who desire to teach the coming fall and winter. All depends on the number of applicants who report their names within the next ten days. Teachers will see the necessity of being prompt in joining us in this praiseworthy enterprise.
T. A. WILKINSON, County Supt.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
Prof. Lemmon and Will. C. Robinson are to be masters of ceremonies at the singing school.
Thanks. 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. [Listed: Miss Kate Millington, A. B. Lemmon, Clara L. Flint.]
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
Committee: T. A. WILKINSON, Co. Supt., A. B. LEMMON, E. W. HULSE.
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1875.
We visited the schoolhouse yesterday, and watched with interest the workings of the Institute now in session there. We have not the space to notice it as it deserves. It is strictly speaking, a high grade Normal school. The teachers are the pupils; and Professors Wilkinson, Hulse, and Lemmon, the faculty.
Winfield Public School will reopen September 6th, 1875. Allen B. Lemmon, Principal.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
Our own Prof. Lemmon has been invited away this time. Washburn College, of Topeka, has offered him a Professorship, with salary of one thousand dollars attached. His engagement here will prevent his acceptance of their liberal offer. Dis­trict No. 1 should feel proud that they have the services of a teacher well appreciated in older portions of the State.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.

Of so much importance are the schools of this county, that a Normal Institute was established in this city, to perfect the teachers of the several schools for the coming year. The Insti­tute closed its labors yesterday, after the end of three weeks term distinguished by its able faculty, and highly successful results. It was conducted by Prof. A. B. Lemmon, Principal of the Winfield school, whose educational acquirements have already procured him the tender of a professorship in Washburn College; Prof. E. W. Hulse, Principal of the Arkansas City school, a refined scholar and gentleman; Prof. T. A. Wilkinson, the able Superintendent of Cowley County; and Miss L. A. Norton, principle assistant of Prof. Hulse, in the Arkansas City school.
Musical Association. Tuesday evening, Sept. 14th, 1875. Present: J. D. Pryor, Prof. Hoffman, Prof. Robinson, Prof. Lemmon, Frank Gallotti, John Roberts, Dr. Mansfield, and John Swain.
School furniture for sale cheap. Call and see it before purchasing elsewhere. A. B. Lemmon, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1875.
Winfield Musical Association. On last Saturday evening the proposed Winfield Musical Association met and received report of committee on constitution, which was adopted and the society fully organized. Twenty names were enrolled for membership, after which the following officers were elected. President: Dr. Mansfield. Vice President: Prof. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.
MARRIED. LEMMON - FLINT. At the residence of the bride’s father, D. A. Millington, on Wednesday evening, the 24th inst., by Rev. J. E. Platter, Allen B. Lemmon to Clara M. Flint, all of this city. Attendants: Mr. J. Ex Saint and Miss Ada Millington. A pleasant little party assembled in the home of our Mayor last evening, to witness the nuptials of the happy pair. The groom, Prof. Lemmon, Principal of our Winfield city schools, though having been with us but a short time, is well known and highly respected by the entire community. Of the fair bride we need say nothing. She is one of the few noble women “whom to know is to love.” [D. A. Millington was Mayor of Winfield at this time.]
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
Prof. Lemmon is living at home now in a nice little house on Eleventh avenue. It has been newly plastered, painted, and papered, and presents a cozy appearance.
Last Tuesday evening the following officers were installed by Adelphi Lodge, No. 110, A. F. & A. M. J. S. Hunt: W. M.; J. E. Saint: S. W.; A. B. Lemmon: J. W.; B. F. Baldwin: Treasurer; Frank Gallotti: Secretary; J. H. Land: Chaplain; L. J. Webb: S. D.; C. C. Black: J. D.; W. W. Steinhour: Tyler.
Winfield Courier. Centennial Issue. Thursday, January 6, 1876.
The Cowley County Agricultural Society was organized Aug. 19, 1871, and on Aug. 31 the directors elected the following officers: M. M. Jewett, president, A. T. Stewart, vice presi­dent; D. N. Egbert, secretary; A. B. Lemmon, assistant secretary; J. B. Fairbank, corresponding secretary; J. D. Cochran, treasurer, C. M. Wood, superintendent.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.

WINFIELD: M. L. Read, S. D. Pryor, N. M. Powers, N. W. Holmes, N. L. Rigby, Thomas McMillen, L. J. Webb, Charles C. Black, J. S. Hunt, W. M. Boyer, John W. Curns, G. S. Manser, B. F. Baldwin, J. H. Land, A. H. Green, W. Q. Mansfield, E. C. Manning, S. H. Myton, J. C. Fuller, A. B. Lemmon, James Kelly, W. H. H. Maris, T. H. Henderson, A. N. Deming, H. S. Silver, J. M. Alexander, Amos Walton, D. A. Millington, J. E. Platter, W. M. Allison, And one hundred others.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 9, 1876. Editorial Page.
A number of individuals attended the Railroad Meeting at Winfield, from this place, last Saturday. The procession was headed by the Silver Cornet Band, and great enthusiasm manifested. Members of the City Council and other prominent citizens mingled with the multitude, showing that the interest was general. Sauntering around town we met Prof. Lemmon, fat and hearty, who was pleased to inform us he pulled up the beam at 200 pounds. We expressed our appreciation of his strength and afterward silently admired his ability.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1876.
Last Saturday a large concourse of representative men from all parts of Cowley County assembled in Winfield to give expres­sion to their views upon the railroad situation. The meeting was held in the Courthouse. The room was packed full and many were left outside that could not gain admittance for the jam. Mayor D. A. Millington was chosen Chairman, and I. H. Bonsall, of Arkansas City, selected as secretary. A committee on resolutions consisting of A. B. Lemmon, S. M. Fall, of Lazette; R. P. Goodrich, of Maple City; W. R. Watkins, of Liberty; S. S. Moore, of Tisdale; J. B. Holmes, of Rock; H. L. Barker, of Richland; Enos Henthorn, of Omnia; Mr. Harbaugh, of Pleasant Valley; T. M. Morris, of Beaver; L. Bonnewell, of Vernon; Amos Walton, of Bolton; and S. B. Fleming, of Creswell Townships was appointed.
Winfield Courier, February 24, 1876.
Notice to Central Committee. To C. M. Scott, James McDermott, R. C. Storey, H. L. Barker, A. B. Odell, and T. W. Morris, members of the Republican County Central Committee, of Cowley County: Gentlemen: You are requested to attend a meeting of the above mentioned Committee to be held at the COURIER office, in Winfield, Saturday, March 4th, at 11 o’clock, A. M. Business of importance will be transacted.
                                  A. B. LEMMON, Chairman Rep. Co. Committee.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1876.
The following is the result of the vote cast at the city election held in Winfield last Monday. Republican Ticket. For Mayor, D. A. Millington: 81 votes. For Police Judge, Linus S. Webb: 75 votes. For Councilman, A. B. Lemmon: 86 votes. For Councilman, C. A. Bliss: 81 votes. For Councilman, T. B. Myers: 84 votes. For Councilman, H. Brotherton: 88 votes. For Councilman, M. G. Troup: 91 votes.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1876.

Last Saturday was “Arbor Day.” But as the weather clerk paid no respect to the Mayor’s proclamation, it was decided by our citizens, rather than have a “damper” put upon their proceed­ings, to pay no attention to it themselves. We might say it rained last Saturday, but we have no desire to draw upon your credulity. It didn’t rain; it just “poured down!” The day wasn’t largely observed. The clouds and rain were too opaque for an extended observation. Several of our citizens set out trees. Mr. Lemmon planted twenty—in one hole, Mr. Troup likewise buried about the same number, and Mr. Platter “healed in” a nice lot of maples and poplars. The county officers held a meeting and decided not to adorn the Courthouse grounds until they had some assurance from the county fathers that the public square would be fenced and the trees protected.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1876.
The City Council proceeded to canvass the vote of Winfield city election, held on April 3rd, A. D., 1876, which resulted as follows. Whole number of votes cast: 182.
For Mayor: D. A. Millington, 81; H. S. Silver, 80, E. S. Bedilion, 1.
For Councilmen: A. B. Lemmon, 86; M. G. Troup, 91; C. A. Bliss, 81; T. B. Myers, 84; H. Brotherton, 88; N. Roberson, 71; Frank Williams, 76; N. M. Powers, 70; A. G. Wilson, 76; W. L. Mullen, 57; J. P. McMillen, 20; C. C. Black, 3; J. P. Short, 1.
D. A. Millington, having received the highest number of votes for Mayor, was declared elected. J. W. Curns, receiving the highest number of votes for Police Judge, was declared elected. A. B. Lemmon, M. G. Troup, T. B. Myers, C. A. Bliss, and H. Brotherton, receiving the highest number of votes for Councilmen, were declared elected.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1876.
City Council met at the City Clerk’s office April 17th, A. D. 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, and A. B. Lemmon, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk. On motion of A. B. Lemmon, M. G. Troup was elected President of the Council for the coming year. On motion the Mayor appointed three standing committees of three members each, as follows. Finance committee: M. G. Troup, H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers; Committee on streets, alleys, and sidewalks: C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, and A. B. Lemmon; Committee on fire: A. B. Lemmon, T. B. Myers, C. A. Bliss. The official bond of John W. Curns, Police Judge, was read, and on motion of A. B. Lemmon was approved by the Council.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1876.
Prof. A. B. Lemmon was admitted to the practice of law at the last term of court.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1876.
For Sale. A quarter section of fine land, two miles east of Winfield, for sale cheap. Will take a good team in part payment. Inquire of A. B. LEMMON.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
General Superintendent: Prof. A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
The Winfield Public Schools closed a nine month’s term last Friday. To see how the “rising generation” was taught to shoot ideas in our city, we visited, in the order named, the Higher, Intermediate, and Primary Departments last Thursday. The school never having been visited by an “item chaser,” it is not neces­sary to say that one was not expected at that time. We found the “house in order” however, and the floor occupied by Prof. Lemmon, and a corps of handsome young ladies engaged in a hand-to-black­board contest with “tenths, hundredths, thousandths,” and that little “period” that causes so much trouble with amateurs in decimal fractions. They soon proved themselves mistresses of the situation.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1876.

Prof. Lemmon and family have returned from their visit to Independence. He reports that Independence stands ready to furnish half the directors and all the officers of any East and West railroad that may be built by this county. They realize over there that there is such a place as Cowley County and the Walnut Valley out west somewhere, but its exact location they are not quite certain of.
The second annual session of the Cowley County Normal School will be held at Winfield, commencing July 17th, and continuing four weeks. In addition to daily exercises in all the branches of study required by the new school law, there will be a series of lec­tures on School Management and Theory and Practice of Teaching. Several of the ablest educators in the State will be present to conduct class exercises and deliver evening lectures. Under the new school law all the third grade teachers in the county will be compelled to raise their grade of scholarship or fail to get certificates. This will create a demand for well qualified teachers at increased wages. To defray the expenses of the school a tuition fee of $3.00 per scholar will be charged. Good board can be secured at about $3 per week. The teachers who desire to attend the Normal School should apply soon to A. B. Lemmon, Principal, Winfield.
A mowing machine & Sulky Rake for sale or will trade for good young horse.
A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1876.
At 11 o’clock a.m., Declaration of Independence to be read by A. B. LEMMON.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1876.
WANTED. Board and lodging, or rooms furnished, for fifty teachers during the session of the Normal Institute. Apply at once to A. B. LEMMON.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1876.
In company with J. Ex. Saint, we drove over to Wellington last Saturday and attended the “Masonic Fourth of July,” or the anniversary of St. John’s Day. The persons in attendance from Winfield were W. P. Hackney and wife, Judge McDonald and wife, Prof. Lemmon and wife, L. J. Webb and wife, J. Ex. Saint, and the writer hereof. A part of our delegation remained and took part in the “light fantastic toe” performance, which began at the courthouse at “early candle light” and was kept up till the near appearance of Sunday. Everybody seemed gay and happy, in spite of the thunder storm, which was raging without, and all went home well pleased.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1876.
In pursuance to the request made by the City Council to Mr. E. C. Manning at its last meeting, he presented to the Council a petition containing sixty-six names of the citizens and taxpayers of the city, praying for the appropriation as mentioned in the minutes of last regular meeting. Mr. T. K. Johnston presented a remonstrance containing the names of twenty-five remonstrating against the appropriation mentioned. Mr. H. S. Silver handed a letter to the Council in regard to the same, and all being read, on motion of Councilman Lemmon, the petition, remonstrance, and letter were received by the council and ordered filed with the City Clerk. On motion of councilman Lemmon, the matter of the above appropriation was laid on the table. On motion of councilman Lemmon, the council ordered the city clerk to publish in the official city paper Ordinance No. 40 once before the coming 4th of July, that all parties may know the requirements of the same.

Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
The members of the 13th Judicial District Central Committee met at the office of the COURIER on Thursday (today) and issued a call for a Judicial Convention, which appears elsewhere. There were present Hon. R. H. Nichols, of Elk County; Col. C. J. Peckam, of Chautauqua County; Col. H. C. St.Clair, of Sumner; J. M. Balderston, of Sedgwick; T. B. Murdock, by proxy; W. P. Hackney, from Butler; and A. B. Lemmon, from Cowley.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, July 3rd, 1876. Present: M. G. Troup, President of Council; T. B. Myers, C. A. Bliss, A. B. Lemmon, Councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attor­ney; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk. City Attorney presented Ordinance No. 60, for the protection of public trees and shrubs growing in the city; the same being read and passed by sections. Vote on final passage was—ayes, C. A. Bliss, T. B. Myers, M. G. Troup, and A. B. Lemmon. Nays, none. On motion A. B. Lemmon and C. A. Bliss were appointed as a committee to confer with the board of County Commissioners in regard to disposing of the city jail to the county.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
At the regular meeting of the Hayes and Wheeler Club last Thursday evening the following officers were chosen: President, A. B. Lemmon; Vice President, Dr. John Headrick; Secretary, Wirt W. Walton; Treasurer, John E. Allen. The club list now contains the names of nearly every Republican in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 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.
Pleasant Valley Township, July 30, 1876. At a regular meeting of the Brane Sabbath School, the following resolutions were adopted. Resolved, That we tender a vote of thanks to Prof. A. B. Lemmon for the able and acceptable manner in which he addressed our joint Sunday School picnic on the 29th. Resolved, That a copy of the resolutions be furnished each of the Winfield papers. Wm. CRABB, C. J. BRANE, S. W. CHATTERSON, Committee.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876. Editorial Page.

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.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876.
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.
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.
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.
On motion the following named persons were selected, by acclamation, as delegates to the 3rd District Congressional convention: L. J. Webb, R. L. Walker, J. B. Evans, M. G. Troup, and E. C. Manning; and the following named as alternates: L. Lippman, J. W. Millspaugh, S. S. Moore, T. W. Moore, and A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1876.
At the Republican Delegate Convention of the 13th Judicial District, which met at Winfield Courthouse August 21, 1876, called to order by A. B. Lemmon, chairman of the Judicial Committee, it was determined that the following were entitled to seats in the convention from Cowley County: W. B. Norman, E. S. Torrance, S. S. Moore, Dan’l. Maher, D. Elliott, E. Shriver, and S. M. Jarvis. Hon. W. P. Campbell was declared unanimous choice of the convention for Judge of the 13th Judicial District. E. S. Torrance of Cowley County became a member of the Central Judicial Committee for district.

Winfield Courier, August 24, 1876.
The Normal Institute now in session is in a very flourishing condition. Forty teachers are now in attendance and more are dropping in every day, with the prospect that the number will be run up to sixty. Prof. Lemmon, assisted by Geo. Robinson, has charge. R. C. Story is expected this week to help in conducting the institute.

Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.
Below we copy a couple of extracts from the Lawrence Journal, ­with the timely remarks of the able editor of the Walnut Valley Times. But the Journal is not at all consistent. Here is what it says of the convention. “It is not often that political conventions rise to the best demands of the times in a nomination like this. We accept it as a most happy omen. It means that hereafter brains shall count for something in Kansas, that the governor of an expanding, growing, powerful young commonwealth of three fourths of a million of intelligent people shall be himself a leader. The time has gone by for ambitious mediocrity, and third rate ability to thrust itself forward for positions which only the best of talent and intellect is competent to fill. There isn’t a man of spirit and capacity in the State who is not interested in just such a change as this.” If the convention “rose to the best demands of the times” in the selection of a candidate for Governor, we can assure the Journal that it stayed “rose” in the selection of Prof. Lemmon “The nomination of Mr. Lemmon for State Superintendent, vice Gen. Frazer, is a surprise and a misfortune. There should be some means devised, if possible, for taking this office out of politics. It is too important an office to be committed to the uncertain chances of a great State Convention, near the tail of the ticket, when members are tired out with long sessions, impatient and anxious to get through and go home.”  Lawrence Journal.
We presume Mr. Lemmon’s nomination is a surprise to the editor of the above paper, who as chairman of the Republican State Convention of two years ago, sat in his chair and if he did not assist, at least allowed the clerks to count Mr. Frazer in and H. B. Norton out of the State Superintendent’s office. It is also a misfortune to the 2nd Congressional District because they were not able to gobble up every office on the State ticket. We wish to say to the editor of the Journal that Allen B. Lemmon has more brains, more horse sense, and is every way better qualified for the office of State Superintendent than John Frazer. He has had practical experience in teaching the common schools of our State; and for one we are opposed to putting an educated snob into office when we can get a plain, common sense, practical man for the position. And then Professor Lemmon has not only a collegiate education, but a thoroughly classical one. We will venture the assertion that you don’t know what you are talking about, Mr. Journal. Mr. Lemmon is all right and will make as good a State Superintendent as we have ever had. Walnut Valley Times.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.
The nomination of Mr. Lemmon for State Superintendent, vice Gen. Frazer, is a surprise and a misfortune. K. C. Times.
Not a bit of it. The nomination of “Gen.” Frazer two years ago with a majority of three against him, was a surprise to everybody who didn’t understand Dwight Thatcher’s peculiar tactics. No, gentlemen, the convention made no mistake when they placed on the ticket a young, live, practical educator in the place of an old fossil figure head like Gen. Frazer. Had Gen. Frazer the first drop of manly blood in his veins, he never would have accepted a nomination, knowing, as he must have known, that Prof. Norton was the choice of the convention. Allen B. Lemmon will never allow a bogus bond to pass through his fingers, as did Gen. Frazer in the Lappin business. The way Prof. Lemmon will clean up and straighten out that office before he is there a year will surprise you more than ever.

Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.
The Traveler supports Prof. Lemmon with a vim.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, Sept. 4th, 1876. The councils committee on fire department submitted the following report. To the Mayor and City Council, Winfield, Kansas. Gentlemen: Your committee on fire department beg leave to submit the following recommendations.
1st. That the City Council take immediate steps to procure, for the use of the city, one “Little Giant” chemical engine, two dozen rubber buckets, one two-wheel truck for ladders, and the necessary equipage for a hook and ladder company.
2nd. That a convenient and safe place be secured, in which to keep the engine and other apparatus belonging to the fire department.
3rd. That a fire company be organized which shall become familiar with the management of the engine, and in case of a fire shall have entire control of all the machinery of the department and shall use the same as the officers of said company shall direct.
4th. It shall be the duty of the city marshal to see that the equipments for fighting fire be kept safe in their proper place and ready for use at any time. Respectfully submitted,
                                      A. B. LEMMON, C. A. BLISS, Committee.
The report being read, on motion, was received by the council.
On motion of M. G. Troup, the fire committee were instructed to purchase one “Little Giant” chemical engine, No. 3, also one dozen rubber buckets for the use of the city.
On motion, the committee were also instructed to ascertain the cost of a truck, with hooks, axes, ladders, and all necessary equipage, to be gotten up and purchased here at home; were also instructed to find a suitable room, and probable cost of a room, where an engine and equipage can be kept safe, and to report on each at the next meeting of the council.
On motion, the council instructed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance providing for the organizing of a fire company in the city, and present the same to the council at its next regular meeting.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
For delegates to the Republican convention of the 88th Representative district: N. C. McCulloch, J. H. Hill, G. S. Manser, J. S. Hunt, W. D. Roberts, Chas. Love, W. G. Graham,
J. M. Baer, G. W. Arnold, E. G. Sheridan. Alternates: I. W. Randall, W. E. Christie, Perry Hill, J. H. Curfman, A. B. Lemmon, Z. B. Myers, A. Howland, J. J. Plank, E. P. Hickok, and Thos. Dunn.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
The following are the delegates to the Republican county convention for Winfield Township. Delegates: J. D. Pryor, W. P. Hackney, J. S. Hunt, C. M. Wood, H. Brotherton, G. W. Robertson, Joel Mack, E. C. Seward, Geo. Youle, W. D. Roberts. Alternates: W. C. Robinson, R. H. Tucker, J. H. Curfman, B. B. Vandeventer, John Park, C. A. Seward, Geo. Bull, Frank Hutton, J. L. M. Hill, A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.

Agreeable to the call of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction, the teachers of Cowley County met in annual insti­tute on Monday, Sept. 11th, at 9 o’clock a.m. On account of sickness in his family, Mr. Wilkinson was unable to attend, and the duty of conducting the Institute devolved on Prof. A. B. Lemmon. The Institute organized by electing the following officers: President, Mr. D. M. Snow; Vice President, Mr. H. M. Bacon; Secretary, Miss M. A. Bryant. Messrs. Robinson, Bacon, and Millard, and Misses Cowles and Roberts were chosen a committee on query box. The summary of the work done by the Institute during the four days session is as follows: Prof. Lemmon delivered a series of lectures on school management, taking up and developing plans for the organization and government of schools. In connection with these lectures, the teachers were led to take a part in the discussion of the theories and plans advocated by the lecturer. This exercise was heartily appreciated by all, and it is hoped it will lead our teachers to a more careful and thorough study of their work. Topics and problems in written arithmetic were suggested by Mr. Lemmon to different members of the institute, and in that manner all the leading principles of arithmetic were brought up in review. A short and practical rule for computing interest was developed and thoroughly analyzed.
Before the adjournment on Thursday, the following resolu­tions were adopted.
Resolved, That we, the members of the Teachers’ Institute, held in Winfield, Kansas, from Sept. 11th to 14th, in token of our hearty appreciation of the untiring efforts of Profs. Lemmon and Robinson, in our behalf, hereby tender to them our hearty thanks, and extend to them our warmest congratulations for the marked success which has attended their efforts. The members of the Institute are further indebted to Messrs. Jennings and Walton for valuable assistance rendered.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876.
Owing to severe illness Prof. Lemmon will not be able to take part in the State campaign as early as his friends antici­pated. He is confined to his bed.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
Miss Clara Lemmon, of Independence, is visiting her brother, A. B., of this city.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
The following attorneys are in attendance at the present term of court: M. S. Adams, of Wichita; L. B. Kellogg, of Emporia; C. R. Mitchell, A. Walton, and James Christian, of Arkansas City; James McDermott, Dexter; Webb & Torrance, Hackney & McDonald, Pyburn & Seward, D. A. Millington, J. M. Alexander, Jennings & Buckman, A. H. Green,
Pryor, Kager & Pryor, A. B. Lemmon, and John E. Allen, of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
A motion was made by Councilman Bliss that $30 be paid out of the city treasury to the Chicago Journal of Commerce for one cut of courthouse and for the advertising of the city of Winfield in said paper; vote being taken, stood as follows: Ayes, C. A. Bliss, M. G. Troup, and H. Brotherton. Nays, A. B. Lemmon and T. B. Myers. The motion being carried, the city clerk was instructed to credit the treasury with the same.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 26, 1876. Front Page.

Winfield is one of the best towns we have encountered on our route. The population is estimated at one thousand, and I think the estimate is small. Yesterday (Saturday) was a very busy day and the scores of teams on Main street, the gaily blanketed Indians, and the festive auctioneer on the corner, reminded me very much of our own Kansas avenue. The beauty of Winfield as a residence point cannot be excelled anywhere in the west, uniting, as it does, a fine elevation, a pure, bracing air, magnificent views, mountain wilderness, romantic streams, beautiful drives, and in short, all the charms of land and water combined. This is also the home of Prof. A. B. Lemmon, the Republican nominee for State Superintendent. In making the canvass of this county, we have been under many obligations to Mr. Lemmon for valuable assistance—for Lemmon aid, so to speak. I am going to take Lemmon in mine on the 7th of November.
Winfield Courier, November 2, 1876.
Wanted. A three or four months’ term of school by an experienced male teacher. The wages must be good. For referenc­es as to qualifications and competency, inquire of Prof. A. B. Lemmon, or Supt. T. A. Wilkinson. Address Teacher, Courier office, Winfield, Kansas.
At the general election on November 7, 1876, Allen B. Lemmon of Cowley County received 1,681 votes while his opponent, D. J. Brewer, an associate justice, received 1,676 votes, becoming the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.
Prof. Lemmon has sold his property on 11th Avenue to Mr. Kinne. This is not his home place.
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1876.
Mrs. A. B. Lemmon left town this morning to join her husband in Topeka, their future home—for two years. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Kate Millington, who will spend a few weeks visiting friends at the capital. Their many friends here will miss their presence at the socials, festivals, and other enter­tainments during the long evenings of the present winter.
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1877.
A Good Law. Senator Brown, of Marshal County, has introduced a Normal school bill, partially agreed upon by our very best educators, and one that meets with the hearty approval of our State Superin­tendent of Public Instruction, Prof. Lemmon. It provides for the establishment of a system of county normal institutes, very similar to those so successfully conduct­ed for the past few years by the teachers and local superintendents of the various counties in the Southwest. Under the present system of normal instruction, the taxpay­ers of the whole State are supporting three high schools, which are purely local in their influence and character and never can be made to benefit the average country teacher. A three week’s practical normal school, properly conducted at Winfield under this new system, would be worth more to the teachers of Cowley County than a nine years’ reflection upon the naked fact that the State normal buildings at Emporia and Leavenworth are models of beauty and architectural workmanship.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.

School Bonds Wanted. The Commissioners for the management of the State Permanent School Fund are paying PAR for good Kansas School Bonds. The necessary blanks are furnished free for all bonds that they purchase. Districts that propose to issue bonds should follow the law strictly. All correspondence with reference to school district bonds should be addressed to ALLEN B. LEMMON, Secretary Board of Permanent School Fund Committee.
Topeka, Kansas, May 25th, 1877.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1877.
THE COURIER COMPANY is composed of D. A. Millington, James Kelly, and A. B. Lemmon, who will jointly edit and conduct the business of the COURIER. Job work, subscriptions and advertisements are respectfully solicited.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.
Prof. A. B. Lemmon, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was elected president of the State Teachers’ Association, at a late meeting of the association at Emporia.
Prof. Lemmon recognizing the importance of placing the papers read before the association in the hands of every teacher in the State, has published in pamphlet form 5,000 copies of the proceedings, which will be distributed without charge among the teachers and others interested in educational work. Among the addresses published are “The Opening Address,” by Prof. L. B. Kellogg. Kansas Farmer.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
Prof. Lemmon returned to Topeka last Monday. Miss Jessie Millington went with him. She is to spend the winter at the State capitol.
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
A. B. Lemmon and W. W. Walton came from Topeka to Winfield, voted, and returned, being absent from Topeka only 45 hours.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1877.
D. A. Millington and wife, father and mother of Mrs. A. B. Lemmon, arrived in town yesterday. Mr. Millington is Mr. Lemmon’s partner in the Winfield COURIER. They will remain about two weeks. Commonwealth of Nov. 24th.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1877.
The editor, Mr. Millington, accompanied by his wife and Master Bertie Flint, started for Topeka last Friday morning. Mr. Millington will be gone something over a week, while Mrs. Millington will remain at the capital about four weeks visiting her daughters, Mrs. Lemmon and Miss Jessie.
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.
Wirt Walton informs us that Superintendent Lemmon left Topeka Monday to attend a call meeting of the Superintendents of the States and Territories at Washington. They will confer with the senate and house committees on education with a view of bettering the condition of the educational cause in the southern States and Territories. Other matters of importance will be discussed at the meeting. He will be gone some weeks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 17, 1878. Front Page.
                                 MILLINGTON & LEMMON, PUBLISHERS.
PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND. The present commissioners, Messrs. Cavanaugh, Davis, and Lemmon, during the year 1877 purchased Kansas school district bonds to the amount of $124,540.22. This is more work that has been done by the commission in any one year. For all of these bonds they paid par and accrued interest, thereby saving to the various districts at least fifteen percent, as that was the price of bonds when they decided last January to pay par for all good bonds. The fund on hand still amounts to over $190,000.

SUPERINTENDENT. Mr. Lemmon, in conjunction with prominent educators of the state, is preparing a “course of study” to be used by the normal institutes held during the present year. The topic of “English language” will probably be prepared by Hon. John A. Anderson; bookkeeping, by Prof. Felter; arithmetic, by Dr. Martin; physiology, by Professor Pomeroy; and other studies by masters of specialties.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
                            COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Claims allowed Jan. 10.
County printing: E. C. Manning, $15.27; Millington & Lemmon, $62.25.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.
Farmer Lemmon practices what he preaches. For several days he has been down planting trees, hedge, and “sich” on his farm east of the city.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.
Our county will be represented at the Paris exhibition. A photo of the schoolhouse at Arkansas City, given to Mr. Lemmon some time ago by Esquire Bonsall, to be hung in the superintendent’s office at Topeka, will be a part of the Kansas educational collection.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Prof. A. B. Lemmon, State Superintendent, assisted by many of the best educators of the State, has issued a pamphlet containing a course of study for each day’s recitation for the County Normal Institutes. It will undoubtedly be a great auxiliary to the teachers of the Institutes and a guide to go by, and it is of great importance that the different institutes should be conducted in the same manner.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
The cheapest and best insurance company in the state is the Masonic Mutual Benefit of Kansas. It now numbers 926 members and since its organization three years ago there have been but eight deaths. The expense of managing the concern has been reduced to minimum. At the annual meeting of members, April 3rd, John Guthrie, D. M. Valentine, and A. W. Knowles, of Topeka; A. B. Lemmon, of Winfield; A. L. Selig, of Lawrence; M. S. Adams, of Wichita; and Wm. M. Mann, of Troy; were elected directors for the coming year.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878. 34 Rulings made by State Superintendent Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, May 30, 1878.
We wish to let a contract for breaking 40 acres of prairie on Mr. Lemmon’s farm 3½ miles east of town. Call at this office.
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
Special meeting of city council. J. B. Lynn, mayor, and all councilmen present.
Millington & Lemmon, and W. M. Allison, presented bids for the City printing. On motion the contract was ordered to the former and the Winfield COURIER made the official paper for the coming year. On motion the clerk was ordered to furnish official paper with proceedings of council.
Winfield Courier, June 20, 1878.
Mrs. Lemmon and her boy, Bertie, came down from Topeka, arriving here on Saturday evening. She will remain with her father’s family some time. Mr. Lemmon will be here temporarily about the 29th inst.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.

A. B. Lemmon addressed the Teachers’ Institute at Sedan last Monday evening.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
C. A. Bliss, G. S. Manser, A. B. Lemmon, E. P. Kinne, J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read, T. R. Bryan, W. M. Allison, J. W. Curns, C. C. Black, D. A. Millington, E. S. Bliss, E. S. Torrance, A. E. Baird, J. B. Lynn, M. G. Troup, M. L. Robinson, J. C. McMullen, E. C. Manning, and probably many others, all with their wives, will make a raid upon Arkansas City, the steam boats, and Newman’s dam on the Fourth. They will seize all the provisions they can find in the city, capture both the “Aunt Sally” and the—the—well, Amos’ steamship, will rip out Newman’s dam, and steam up the Walnut to Winfield, driving a large herd of catfish. Bliss and Harter & Harris will load the steamers with flour at their mills. The party will start at about 9 o’clock a.m.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
A. B. Lemmon left for Topeka last Friday morning.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
We “let off” our surplus patriotism on the Fourth by going to Arkansas City and taking a ride on the “Aunt Sally” beneath the classic shades of the “raging Walnut.” The said “Aunt Sally” is not exactly like the Sound steamers that ply between Fall River and New York. We did not see the elegant staterooms, dining-hall, furniture, and such; but she paddled along just as well as though arrayed in gay plumage. The passengers stood up on deck and sweltered in the heat; taking two or three small showers for variety; then the whistle made most unearthly screams and the band played patriotic airs. The boat was manned by Channell, Sleeth, Swarts, Farrar, Mowry, and many others of the old sailors of Arkansas City. Many Winfield ladies and gentlemen were on board with us, exhibiting more enthusiasm, we thought, than did our “seaport” friends. When we returned to the landing, Bonsall was on hand with his camera to take a picture of the boat and its passengers, but we shall never believe he got a good picture until he furnishes us with a copy. When that infernal whistle shrieked, it was with difficulty that we prevented our unsophisticated Winfielders from following the example of the Indians down the river by jumping off and wading ashore. Troup jumped about 18 feet, Harris 14, Baird 12, Bliss 10, McMullen & Lemmon 3, Hudson 2. The rest of them were on the other side of the boat and we were not able to record their feats of ground and lofty tumbling.
Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.
Rev. Mr. Platter, Judge Coldwell, and Hon. A. B. Lemmon will lecture to the teachers during the session of the Normal.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
The State Republican Convention met at Topeka yesterday. Delegate J. B. Nipp started last Friday, and delegates C. H. Eagan, B. F. Baldwin, E. C. Manning, and I. H. Bonsall started Monday. J. D. Maurer probably went by way of Eureka. James Kelly, R. L. Walker, and Ed. Clisbee go along for company. We have an inveterate habit of guessing, so will guess that John A. Martin, L. U. Humphrey, T. H. Cavanaugh, P. I. Bonebrake, John Francis, A. B. Lemmon, Willard Davis, and A. H. Horton will be the nominees. If we hit right on five out of the eight, it will be a good guess. We still think Martin will be the nominee for governor on the first formal ballot.

Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878. Editorial Columns.
Recap only of Republican State Convention.
This body met at Topeka on August 28th. Nominated for Governor: Martin, Anthony, St. John. St. John declared winner. On the first 14 ballots Manning, Baldwin, Maurer, Eagin, and Nipp of Cowley delegation voted for Anthony, Bonsall voting constantly for Martin. On the 15th ballot Manning made a short speech and the five Cowley County delegates left Anthony and voted for Martin. This caused some excitement and after the 16th ballot in which they voted the same way the convention adjourned until morning after which caucuses were held and an attempt made to combine the forces of Anthony and St. John.
A ballot was taken for Superintendent of Public Instruction, C. R. Pomeroy receiving 32 votes and Allen B. Lemmon the balance, or several times as many, but before the result was announced Mr. Lemmon was made the unanimous choice by acclamation.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878. Editorial Page.
The magnates of the Kansas City, Burlington & Santa Fe railroad arrived sooner than was expected. They came in on Wednesday evening of last week. The party consisted of Mr. Joseph P. Hale, capitalist of New York, Gen. Wm. H. Schofield, of Burlington, president of the road, James Hueston, engineer, and Orson Kent, treasurer. Messrs. Schofield and Kent were accompanied by their wives. The next morning the citizens of Winfield procured teams and took the gentlemen of the party and the gentlemen from Sedan out to several surrounding elevations to view the broad and beautiful valleys of the Walnut and Arkansas. The citizens then met in Manning’s new building, chose R. F. Burden, chairman, and W. M. Allison, Secretary, and were addressed at length by Gen. Schofield. He recounted the many difficulties that he had encountered and overcome in his struggles to build the road, succeeding in completing and putting in operation 44 miles and putting the company in such a condition in which it can now move the work along rapidly. He said they had now arrived at a point that they could promise to build the road to us within a reasonable short time if we shall secure to them the necessary aid, and desired an expression from our citizens.
E. C. Manning, J. E. Platter, D. A. Millington, S. P. Strong, C. Coldwell, J. B. Holmes, and A. B. Lemmon being called upon made short addresses, and the meeting appointed a committee of nine persons consisting of R. F. Burden, of Windsor, E. C. Manning, J. E. Platter, D. A. Millington, of Winfield, S. P. Strong, of Rock, C. R. Mitchell, of Arkansas City, O. P. Darst, of Dexter, W. A. Metcalf, of Cedar, and C. W. Roseberry, of Beaver, to confer with the officers of the railroad in relation to the terms which will be required of this county to secure the building of the road. The meeting adjourned, and committee met and organized by the election of D. A. Millington, chairman, and J. E. Platter, secretary. Gen. Schofield promises to return here within two weeks ready to submit a proposition and will notify the chairman of the committee of the exact time a few days beforehand, when the chairman will notify the balance of the committee by postal card. The distinguished visitors left in the afternoon to return; Messrs. Hale, Schofield, and Hueston went with Mr. Lemmon via Wichita.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.

ED. COURIER: Accept a compliment to your paper. It is a credit to Winfield, Cowley County, Southern Kansas, and everyone engaged in its make-up. It should, as it doubtless will, pay those who have invested their money and time in the enterprise. The nomination of A. B. Lemmon for a second term for State Supt. is unanimously endorsed in this locality.
Winfield Courier, October 3, 1878.
Ed. Lemmon and Marion Wallace have gone to Independence for a ten days’ visit to their parents and friends.
Winfield Courier, October 3, 1878.
Allen B. Lemmon recently purchased the house and lot now occupied by Neal Fuller on the northeast corner of block 191, Winfield, which is the second block south of the residence of the senior editor. This will probably be the future residence of the junior.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
M. G. Troup, C. C. Black, and A. B. Lemmon go from this place as delegates to the Masonic Grand Lodge, held at Atchison this week.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
Mr. Lemmon met Angel Mathewson, president of the Parsons Narrow Gauge road, in Topeka last week. Mr. Mathewson says that the financial condition of their company is now become such that they will be able to build from Parsons to Winfield within a year.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878. Editorial.

We have been severely criticized for our course in regard to the A., T. & S. F. proposition for the construction of a railroad into and through this county because we protested against voting $180,000 bonds. A packed meeting was held in Winfield about two weeks ago seemingly for the purpose of “sitting down” upon us. In that meeting we claimed that the amount asked was too great and urged that an effort be made to secure a reduction. We plead for the men who will have to pay these bonds rather than for the ones who hope to make a few hundred dollars out of town lots. We were satisfied that in accepting that proposition our county was made the victim of somebody’s stupidity. In all our conversations with Mr. Strong, of the Santa Fe road, no such a sum as $180,000 has ever been mentioned. We were confident that by proper management the road could have been secured for $130,000 or less, and were unwilling to fasten this additional burden of $50,000 upon the industries of this county. The meeting refused to make any attempt to secure a reduction of the amount proposed. Men who seemed to have the interest of the A., T. & S. F. corporation more at heart than those of our county, allowed a determination to carry these bonds in spite of everything. We were quietly informed that unless we “came to time” and “danced to the Music” of a little railroad ring, it would not be well with us. We did not dance, but in spite of the action of the meeting mentioned above continued to work for a reduction. Last week the senior editor of the COURIER wrote an amended proposition reducing the bonds to be voted $40,000 and locating the depot a half mile nearer the center of town than the old. This proposition was carried to Topeka by J. C. Fuller and C. M. Wood. They and Mr. Lemmon presented the proposition to Mr. Strong and urged its acceptance. After a short discussion he consented to a reduction of $36,000, and promised to have a new proposition for not more than $144,000 written and ready for the committee by the next morning. Whether or not Mr. Strong received dispatches from this place, we do not know, but for some reason he afterwards increased the amount to $148,000, and this sum was mentioned in the amended proposition that was forwarded the next day. While this amount is $18,000 more than we think it should be, while it is that sum greater than we think it would have been had this matter been properly arranged from the first, we believe that the best thing that can be done now is to accept the proposition and vote the $148,000 bonds. That the Santa Fe folks intend to build the road at once if we vote these bonds we have no doubt. It will surprise us if the cars are not running to the south line of the State in time for the Texas cattle trade of next year. We are satisfied that the company means business and that the work will be pushed as rapidly as possible. The grading of the road will probably be done this winter. This will give work at good prices in cash to many laboring men. Men of capital will find their way to our town and county and a new era of prosperity will dawn upon us. Business of all kinds will receive a new impetus. The building of the road will put money into the pockets of all of us. It will give that stability which is necessary to prosperity. Let us do our part at once. We cannot afford to delay longer.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
J. C. Fuller and C. M. Wood returned from Topeka, where, with the assistance of A. B. Lemmon, they succeeded in getting the Santa Fe railroad proposition to our county reduced $32,000 in the amount of bonds required.
Winfield Courier, January 23, 1879.
Our capital correspondent notices the organization of a company for the extension of the Missouri Pacific into this part of Kansas. The incorporators are Cornelius K. Garrison, William R. Garrison, John P. Kennedy, and Francis R. Raby, of New York City; Oliver Garrison, Daniel R. Garrison, Isaac L. Garrison, David K. Ferguson, and Webb M. Samuel, of the city of St. Louis; Joseph L. Stephens, of the city of Boonville, in the state of Missouri; Alfred Ennis, of the city of Topeka; William Sprigs, of the city of Garnet; and Allen B. Lemmon, of the city of Winfield, all in the State of Kansas, the same persons being also appointed Directors. The St. Louis and Topeka papers speak most hopefully of the success of the proposed enterprise. Mr. Lemmon refused to have anything to do with the scheme until satisfied that the parties concerned were abundantly able and fully decided to construct the road. We expect to have much to say of this project in future.
Winfield Courier, January 30, 1879.
DEAR SIR:—Most teachers require of their students occasional written exercises in study, recitation, and examination. The value of such exercises is unquestioned. It is now proposed to use them in the collection of the material for an educational exhibit that shall show what is actually being done in all the classes of every grade of schools in the state. Your cooperation in this undertaking is earnestly solicited.
It is proposed that this collection shall be divided into three sections, viz.:
1. Common or country-school work.
2. Graded-school work.
3. The work of higher institutions of learning, including the State University, State Agricultural College, Normal School, and denominational colleges.

To make such a collection valuable, the work should be prepared on a plan that should be followed strictly by all participating schools. To aid in securing uniformity of work, the following rules are respectfully suggested:
1. All exercises should be prepared on paper uniform in size and ruling with the enclosed.
2. The work should be collected by classes; every member of the class should be represented, either by work, or by a sheet of paper on which the teacher shall give the reason of the child’s failure.
3. Use pen and ink in making all written exercises.
4. Specimens of work should be collected from time to time as the teacher thinks best. These should illustrate—(a) methods of study, (b) recitations, (c) examinations. During a term, every member of each class should be required to prepare several papers.
5. Students should not be given time for special prepara­tion for this work. The papers should show the average work of each student, nothing more. Teachers should require their students to be prepared to put themselves upon the record at any time. By so doing, they can make the preparation of these exercises an excellent incentive to study.
6. In assigning a written exercise in study, recitation, or examination, the teacher should announce the time to be given for its preparation, and at the expiration of that time, he should collect all papers and note the exact time in which they had been prepared. These papers should be fastened together and put in covers similar to those sent herewith.
Students’ work prepared as herein suggested, can be made a very interesting part of a school examination. It will give parents and others a better idea of the teacher’s methods, and the actual progress made by students than can be obtained in any other way. The next meeting of our State Teachers’ Association will be held at Lawrence. Is it not possible to make a collection of school work an interesting and valuable feature of that meeting? If you think so, and if you are willing that your work shall be compared with that of others, you are requested to begin to make such a collection at once. Attend the meeting of the Associa­tion, if you find it possible, and bring your “fruits” with you. If unable to be present at the meeting, send your work by ex­press, addressed to me, and it will be placed on exhibition. It is proposed, finally, to place the collection in the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, where it may be examined at any time. Very respectfully, your ob’t servant,
                           Allen B. Lemmon, State Superintendent of Pub. Instruction.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
Mr. A. B. Lemmon with his wife and “that boy” arrived in Winfield last Friday evening and will remain until next week.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The credit of getting up this edition of the COURIER is almost wholly due to Mr. Lemmon, who has been in the city for several days and taken charge of the matter. The other editor has made the selections from the superintendent’s biennial reports without the entire approval of his partner.
Allen B. Lemmon, wife and boy left for Topeka last Monday.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.
Mr. Lemmon and family arrived in this city from Topeka last Friday evening and returned on Monday. Mr. Lemmon has sold his interest in the COURIER office, and this week Mr. Millington becomes sole editor and publisher of the paper.

      Winfield Courier, July 24, 1879.
When at Topeka just starting for Pike’s Peak, Lemmon asked the Millingtons who they were going with. Millington answered, “M. L. Robinson and J. C. Fuller.” Lemmon rejoined: “Correct. Never think of going to Colorado with less than two bankers with you.”
Winfield Courier August 14, 1879.
We give M. L. Read, M. L. Robinson, and W. P. Hackney the credit of securing the depot where they desired. There had been a desire on the part of some to locate it east of town, but no proposition was made in that direction. The only proposition made to Mr. Strong other than that of Mr. Read was for the location west of town between 9th and 10th streets, but this proposition was not put in form and therefore probably not considered. Mr. Lemmon took no part in these matters. If he holds his office by accident, lightning has struck twice in the same place.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
Prof. A. B. Lemmon, state superintendent of public instruc­tion, was in attendance at the teachers’ institute last Thurs­day, and lectured at the Baptist church in the evening. It was a magnificent lecture.—Junction City Union.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
State of Kansas, Ex. Dept., Topeka, Ks., Aug. 25, 1879.
Eugene E. Bacon, Secretary, Fair Association Winfield, Kansas.
My Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your letter of the 23rd inst., inviting me to deliver an address at the Fair Grounds one day during the annual exhibition of the Walnut Valley Fair Association, commencing Oct. 1st, and holding to the 4th, inclu­sive, and asking me, also, to solicit the President to accompany me. Thanking you for the invitation, I accept the same, and will come there on one of the days indicated, if you will only notify me, within the next ten days, of the day you desire me to be there. I will also try to prevail upon President Hayes to accompany me. Thanking you again for your kind invitation, I am, very truly,
                                                        JOHN P. ST. JOHN.
[Mr. Lemmon has secured the promise of Manager Strong of a car for the excursion to this city from Topeka at that time, and if the President and suite shall consent to come, it will be a grand occasion. Result next week.—Ed.]
[Note: The President canceled; Governor John P. St. John did come. MAW]
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
To the Editor of the Commonwealth:

Topeka, Ks., Sept. 4, 1879. The publication of this card is made necessary by oft-repeated falsehoods of a coterie of small political tricksters in Southern Kansas. Long before Mr. Ryan was first announced as a candidate for Congress, I was one of his pledged adherents, and as a delegate to the convention that nominated him three years ago, my best efforts were put forth in his behalf. The support given so early has been continued, because I have found him in every respect, worthy of it. Recognizing the important services he has ren­dered, not only to his own District, but also the entire State, and the great influence he has secured at Washington, I am very desirous of seeing him continue in his present position. In my opinion, we cannot afford to change him for any man in the District. Count me “first, last, and all the time” for Hon. Thos. Ryan. Respectfully Yours, ALLEN B. LEMMON.
Commonwealth: Mr. Lemmon publishes a frank, manly card this morning. It is in full accord with his manly character. One of Mr. Ryan’s opponents, one who has always opposed him, started the story that Mr. Lemmon was a candidate for congress. He did this early last spring and has kept repeating it. He did this for a purpose. He hates Ryan and he hates Lemmon. He hoped to get them to quarreling that he and his friends might reap some advantage. He has failed. Mr. Lemmon is not to be caught in this manner.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1879.
The State Superintendent, A. B. Lemmon, states that in the event school district boards have not completed the work of adoption and introduction of school books by the 16th Sept., 1879, the date of the expiration of the new school law, it is their duty and right to proceed until the work is completed.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1879.
Mr. Lemmon came down from Topeka last Friday and has been busy with his farm and in preparing to feed his thousands of bushels of corn raised this year. He thinks farming a pretty good business this year with heavy crops of wheat at 90 cents and corn at 18 cents at his very door.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1879.
Mr. Lemmon was in town last Saturday trading lots and houses as well as looking to his farm.
Winfield Courier, January 8, 1880.
Mr. Will R. Stivers, one of Winfield’s brightest young men, left last week for Topeka, where he has accepted a position in State Supt. Lemmon’s office. Will has been Deputy County Clerk for over six years.
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, February 12, 1880.
Editorial Correspondence by Millington. At Newton we joined Lemmon and his wife, who had a complete outfit on hand and good quarters provided in the “Pullman.” The long train pulled out west at 9 o’clock p.m., and we arrived at La Junta at 12:30 o’clock today, from whence we now take the Santa Fe branch and expect to reach Las Vegas Monday morning. The report of the marriage of Col. C. C. Harris was a rude hoax. He called on Lemmon at Topeka and Lemmon was chaffing him about being married, when a Commonwealth  reporter came in, and hearing a part of the conversation, took it as a fact and so reported it. We think C. C. had better try to make the story a fact and escape that kind of a joke in future.
Winfield Courier, February 19, 1880.
When Mr. Millington reached Topeka last week, he consulted the State Superintendent on the question of bonds and registra­tion, and the following is the opinion of the State officers on this question.

“It is Lemmon’s opinion that there is no need of registra­tion for the school-bond election. He says that the board of commissioners for the investment of the Permanent School Fund examined the matter thoroughly and carefully in connection with the Wichita school-bonds, voted without registration, and the commissioners decided to buy the bonds, and held that they were better without than with registration. The Attorney General is a member of the board, and he held to that opinion. Lemmon also says that the voters in the district outside the city have a right to vote at either of the polls, and that if they were not permitted, it would invalidate the bonds, and they would be refused by the board.”
This, it seems to me, is a solution of the difficulty. Do not register at all, but permit all in the district to vote who are qualified electors. Yours, D. A. MILLINGTON.
Winfield Courier, February 26, 1880.
On the 13th we made up a party, consisting of F. J. Leonard, of the Kansas City Journal, O. F. Boyle, A. B. Lemmon, and the writer, and rode out southwest 23 miles to the Cerrillo mines, and put up at the principal mining camp called Carbonateville.
Down the Rio Grande. The stage from Santa Fe came in early on the morning of the 18th bringing Col. Manning, who immediately set about his busi­ness, completed the purchase of a team and buggy, or rather light but strong double spring wagon suitable for seating four persons; and taking in A. B. Lemmon, O. F. Boyle, and the writer, drove down the valley of the Rio Grande.
Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.
The editor returned from New Mexico Saturday evening, having enjoyed the trip exceedingly. He left Mr. O. F. Boyle down the Rio Grande about 130 miles southwest of Santa Fe, who will go farther, and is expected home in about a week. Mr. Lemmon returned to Topeka.
Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880. Editorial.
During our absence in New Mexico for the last few weeks, Prof. R. C. Story has ably conducted the editorial columns of this paper. He takes to the editorial harness as naturally as a duck to water, and we are highly pleased with his work. In last week’s issue he commended Mr. Hackney as a candidate for the State Senate, and Mr. Lemmon as a candidate for re-election to the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The editorial in relation to Mr. Lemmon appearing as it does in the COURIER, might be regarded by some as equivalent to an announcement of his candidacy, and we write this more particular­ly to set him right before our readers. Mr. Lemmon is not seeking a nomination for State Superintendent or for any other office. He feels that the State has done well by him, and that although he has worked earnestly to advance its educational interests, he has been well paid, and the State owes him nothing. He recognizes the fact that there are many men in Kansas in every way qualified to do the work with honor and profit to the State, whose claims should not be ignored, and he is not disposed to be in their way. All those who have advocated his candidacy have done so on their own motion and without his privity or knowledge.
Winfield Courier, March 11, 1880.
We had occasion to visit the north part of Richland town­ship, last week, in company with Mr. Lemmon, and saw many things on our way which are encouraging for the future of Cowley, and which add to our pride in our county.

We particularly noticed the large farm of T. R. Carson, of 640 acres, well fenced with miles of wire, stone, and hedge, with a large windmill that can be seen in the distance for miles, with large reservoirs for water and conductors carrying the water to several stockyards, with a stone viaduct through which his cattle pass under the roads to the stockyards and water tanks, with plenty of large barns, sheds, stables, and everything convenient for large operations. The farm is well stocked with hogs and cattle of best grades, and his large mule teams were busy plowing for spring crops.
Another bright feature was the fine farm of ’Squire Larkin, which is well cultivated, and beautiful with large numbers of fruit and forest trees.
We saw many other farms worthy of note, and on our return, when about a mile south of Floral, we passed through a flock of sheep belonging to Mr. Yarbrough, about 1200, of a cross between Merino and native, which we thought in the best kind of condi­tion, looking fat, clean, and well wooled with rather fine wool. In short, we look upon this flock of sheep as one of the finest we ever saw.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1880.
Mr. Ed. Lemmon came over from Salt City last week. He will probably remain in Winfield for some time.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1880.
Ed Lemmon left last Saturday morning to take charge of the mechanical department of a new paper to be started in Elk City.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1880.
I desire to purchase two hundred good stock hogs. Persons having such stock for sale may address me at Winfield or leave word at my Walnut township farm. Allen B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, April 15, 1880.
We clip the following from the Topeka Commonwealth. It is from the pen of Cliff Baker, who accompanied the Board of Asses­sors on their recent visit here.
“The rest of us went to the Central Hotel after supper on the car and secured rooms and went out to see Winfield by night. We visited the offices of the Winfield Daily Telegram, published by Mr. W. M. Allison, and the COURIER, published by Mr. Millington. They are each well fitted and well supplied offices. Mr. Allison is doing a good thing for Winfield, in the publica­tion of his morning daily with the Associated Press dispatches, and it must be at great cost to himself. At five o’clock next morning we were taken in a big omnibus by the courtesy of Messrs. A. B. Lemmon, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Mr. Millington to take a look at their city. The city is located on one of the most beautiful sites to be found in Kansas, and is the heart of an especially fine country. After being shown the principal buildings, we were taken to a mound about a mile from town where a splendid view of the city and of the Walnut Valley was to be had. It looked as though the whole face of the earth had been carpeted with wheat, and someone said it reminded him of the features of the average new country member of the Legislature of a certain State: that it was verdant. We were all greatly pleased with Winfield and our treatment by the hospitable citizens.”
Winfield Courier, April 15, 1880.
M. G. Troup and A. B. Lemmon have formed a co-partnership in the practice of law. Their office is in the Winfield Bank Building.

Winfield Courier, April 22, 1880.
The Public Library Association received an elegant Webster’s unabridged dictionary last week. It was a gift from Mr. A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.
The ball in the evening which was attended by the editors, visitors, and many citizens of Winfield was a brilliant success. The fine hall was built by Col. Manning, and is well adapted to large parties. The landlord of the Central House deserves special mention for the large variety, excellent character, and great abundance of the good things prepared for his table at the banquet announced at 12 o’clock at the conclusion of the ball. Prof. Lemmon, who was master of ceremonies, succeeded in seating the guests, numbering about one hundred and fifty. Major Ander­son, Judge Hanback, and irrepressible Pangborn opened the  trouble by singing “Carve dat Possum.” Short speeches were made by various parties and the best of feeling prevailed. At 2 o’clock the party broke up and the “good-byes” were reluctantly said by the visitors, most of whom left for their homes on the 3:40 morning train.
“Leaving Newton at eight a.m. with the genial Geo. Manches­ter at the helm, we were soon speeding southward, our engineer throwing gravel in the prairie chickens’ faces at a lively rate. A special committee of three, consisting of State Supt. Lemmon, Maj. McDermott, and Lafe Pence, Esq., came up from Winfield on the morning train, and were soon circulating through our train, distributing badges to the fraternity, together with ‘bus tickets and hotel and private house billets. All were full of mirth and jollity, and all “went merry as a marriage bell” until we came within about six miles of Wichita, when snap went our bell cord, and looking out, our engine was seen flying down the track envel­oped in a dense cloud of steam and fast widening the distance between it and our train. Coming to a halt, it backed slowly up and we found that an engine flue was burst and the boiler was empty. Taking in the situation at a glance, Maj. Anderson started for a farm house, and securing the services of a bareback rider, dispatched an order to Wichita for another ‘motor.’  While waiting, Dickey undertook the task of supplying the ladies with a yaller nosegay. After securing THREE, begged off on the ground that long understanding and a crick in the back interfered with graceful stooping, and he was excused. After a delay of an hour and a half, we were again in motion, and excepting a ‘hot box’ and the loss of the train chest, no further accident occurred.
“At Winfield the military company and Winfield cornet band waited at the depot from 9 to 11, and failing to get word of our whereabouts, disbanded. Reaching there about noon, ’busses and carriages were soon filled, and we were whirled to our various destinations in different parts of their beautiful city. Ourself and wife were assigned to the home of the Conklin Bros., of the Monitor, whose mother entertained us right royally and in true English style. After a refreshing face bath followed by an excellent dinner, we were driven to the Opera House, where the association assembled for business, the details of which we will leave for the secretary’s report.

“During the afternoon all who wished were given a steamboat excursion on the river, which proved very enjoyable. At the close of the afternoon session, carriages were provided and a pleasant ride around the city given to all who desired. The evening session was held at the sanctum of Bro. Millington, of the Courier, after which all repaired to the dress ball, complementaries to which had been given by Bro. Conklin during the afternoon. The ‘beauty and the chivalry’ of Winfield were out in force, about one hundred participants taking part. It was one of the most enjoyable events of the kind it was ever our good fortune to attend. Previous to the ball Bro. Allison, of the Telegram, distributed with a lavish hand complementaries to the banquet, and at low twelve all repaired to the Central, where long lines of tables, loaded with every delicacy, awaited the throng. Prof. Lemmon was master of ceremonies, and in a very happy manner did he conduct them. Maj. Anderson ‘carved dat possum’ as he only can.”
“State Supt. Lemmon, whose home is in Winfield, was master of ceremonies. We should not neglect to mention that Major T. J. Anderson was with the party from Topeka, and, as usual, kept everyone in a good humor on the way and while at Winfield, especially at the banquet. He was assisted by Judge Hanback and others in story telling and singing.”
“After midnight a banquet was served at the Central House, and participated in by about 150 persons. Supt. Lemmon was master of ceremonies and commenced by inviting Major Anderson to “Kyarve dat Possum,” which was soon done, the company joining largely in the chorus. Speeches were made by other gentlemen, and altogether the occasion was a very enjoyable one.”
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.
Otto, Ks., 4, 15, 1880. We are determined you should know that the good people of Cedar still live, prosper, and enjoy life, notwithstanding their remoteness from the railroad city, Winfield. I have not noticed the name of Prof. Story among the names of eligible citizens for county and state officers. It may, in some cases, be well enough to object to the third term, but it would surely be doing ourselves a great injustice to drop Mr. Story at this time. He has certainly labored with indefatigable industry in every department of his office which has required his attention. The sleet, the mud, and the coldest weather has found him in remote parts of the county, patiently visiting schools and inquiring into their wants and needs. His experience in the great law school at Ann Arbor, Michigan, makes him master of all the law required. One term is needed to acquaint him with the duties of his office; a second to acquire a thorough knowledge of his 130 districts, their various wants, their citizens, and school officers, the teachers of the county, etc. Verily we say Mr. Story is just now prepared to make an efficient Superinten­dent. We are informed by one who doubtless knows that Mr. Story, so far from making anything, has actually sunk money since his induction into office. Cedar township will go solid for him, and my acquaintance with Dexter, Spring Creek, and Otter townships confirms me in the belief that they both look for and expect Mr. Story to be their next County Superintendent.
The above remarks will apply in large degree to the Hon. A. B. Lemmon. We, in southeastern Cowley, expect nothing else, and will accept nothing short of Mr. Lemmon as our next State Super­intendent, but as the entire State is of the same mind, few words will suffice. Tediously, but earnestly, I. KNOW.
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.

Wirt Walton, of the Clay Center Dispatch, in speaking of Miss Clara Lemmon, the assistant State Superintendent of Public Instructions, says: “We cheerfully bear testimony of her compe­tency to discharge the duties of the office; and can safely add that what she accomplishes will be done in the most agreeable and satisfactory manner. The county superintendents and school principals of this part of the State, would almost be willing to favor the ‘State-House Ring,’—if there is such a ring,—if by so doing Miss Lemmon could have another term.”
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
State Superintendent Lemmon has formed a law partnership with M. G. Troup, of Winfield, and will engage in the legal profession at the expiration of his present official tenure and settle at Winfield, his former home. Mr. Lemmon is a man of indomitable energy, will power, and tenacity, and he will engage in his new calling with earnestness, and success.            Mr. Troup is a gentleman of capability and experience as well as one of Cowley County’s most popular and trusted citizens. Fredonia Citizen.
Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.
The Topeka Commonwealth had a correspondent referred to as “Rambler.”
I write you again from Albuquerque. My first and last having appeared in your paper of the 13th inst., I make another venture. This time I write upon the all absorbing topic of mines. First and apropos let me quote, “all is not gold that glitters,” and supplemental thereto comes an original aphorism, though for ages self evident, “all is not true that’s told,” and conversely, “all is not told that’s true.” At the risk of modern criticism, I shall endeavor to run counter to the last and antithesize the first.
The desire to take the short cut to fortune pervades the average western American mind. ‘Tis a hope that if indulged breaks more than it makes. The mineral field of New Mexico and Colorado do promise a shorter and surer cut than any other at present. Under the impression that some of your otherwise sensible readers may be in that class, or having money to risk in small sums in hopes of large returns, I write this letter from New Mexico.
That this territory has mineral—gold, silver, lead, platina, copper, iron, and other valuable metals, no one can deny. That it is a safer place than any other region in which to obtain some profitable return for the money invested, no sane man will controvert. While the deposits have not proven so rich as in Colorado, their extent and accessibility is greater here than there. Two other considerations must enter in the long run, into the make-up of wise investments. First, the seasons will permit labor the year round, and universal health prevails. This cannot be said of Colorado. What I have said being as near the truth as I (a Kansan) can tell it, I ask that you accept it as a hypothe­sis for what follows. The man that leaves a sure living to expend his patrimony in quest of precious metal is very foolish.
But two classes of men can really afford to venture into mining districts, to-wit: They who have nothing to lose but their time, and value their time worth nothing, and also they who have money to spare in some speculation, and the loss of which would not materially damage them. To this latter class I address myself. You cannot as well afford to spend your time in connec­tion with your money in individual effort to catch the tempting ore, as you could to aggregate your surplus funds with friends in developing mineral claims.

A prudent and industrious man can as well represent $100,000 or $500,000 capital in this country, as to represent the few dollars that he carries in his pocket-book. In that event he secures more favorable chances for less money than in the other case. To this end a few Kansas and ex-Kansas men have organized a corporation under the laws of New Mexico under the name of the Central New Mexico Mining Company, principal office at this place. Hon. John Guthrie, Hon. A. B. Lemmon, Maj. T. J. Ander­son, and O. F. Boyle, of your state, and ex-Governor E. S. Stover, Judge Sidney M. Barnes, Judge W. C. Hazletine, Hon. E. C. Manning, and Capt. C. G. Thompson of this territory are direc­tors. They have organized a corporation with a capital stock of $100,000, shares of $100 each. They own nineteen mines; two of them being gold leads, one copper, and the remaining being silver bearing galena. These claims have cost the company less than $1,000 each and they propose selling stock enough to put $15,000 or $20,000 into the treasury to go down into those mines. Every dollar that goes into the treasury will be expended in opening the mines. The mines are located in six mineral districts, and the company has a man prospecting all the time. The fair reputa­tion of the directors where known insures investors that what is promised will be performed. Messrs. Guthrie, at Topeka; Jenkins & Madden, at Kansas City; and E. P. Kinne, of Winfield, have each stock for sale for the company, so I am informed.
This plan is the much more suitable one, and will yield more satisfactory results than any other. Parties who contemplate investing in mines had better adopt this plan. RAMBLER.
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.
In answer to many inquiries, we will say that Allen B. Lemmon will accept the nomination for Representative of the 88th dis­trict, if tendered him by the Republican convention.
Winfield Courier, June 3, 1880.
Mr. Doud, of the Elk City Times, called on us Saturday. He reports Ed. Lemmon as ill, but recovering. The Times is a neat journal showing good editorial and mechanical work.
Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.
It is probable that Hon. A. B. Lemmon will be a candidate for the Legislature from the 88th District. Taking into consid­eration the fact that Mr. Lemmon has a wide acquaintance over the State, coupled with the fact that he is eminently fitted for this position, we do not hesitate to say that he can do this District more effectual service than any gentleman that might be named in the north half of Cowley County. Mr. Lemmon has a wide acquain­tance throughout the State and especially with the Representa­tives, Senators, and leading men, and would be in a position to do his constituents much good. Mr. Lemmon would reflect credit on the District and Cowley County. If we elect such men as Hon. W. P. Hackney, Hon. A. B. Lemmon, and C. R. Mitchell as our legislators, we feel assured that the interests of Cowley County will not be overlooked or neglected. Burden New Enterprise.
Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.

The building boom in and about Winfield continues. On Main street about a dozen good business houses are in process of erection or under contract to be built soon. Quite a number of our citizens are building neat and substantial residences. In addition to those heretofore mentioned by us, we note S. M. Jarvis and John Moffitt in the east part of the city, John W. Curns in the west, and Mr. Gibson in the south. Mr. Rigby’s new house progresses rapidly, and Mr. Lemmon is having the material delivered for his house east of the city in Walnut township. Almost every day a new foundation for a house is laid in or about the city. In our opinion, more money will be put into new buildings in Winfield this than any previous year.
Mr. A. B. Lemmon arrived in this city Wednesday morning. He cannot be here Friday evening on account of a previous engagement to address the Teachers Institute at Howard.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.
Mrs. A. B. Lemmon has a new boy more than a week old, and says he is just as nice a boy as was his two year old brother. We will go up to Topeka and take a look at the fellow, and if he answers the recommend of his partial ma, we will give him a puff.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
Mr. Lemmon addressed the Teachers Institute at Sedan Monday, at Independence Tuesday, at Chanute Wednesday, and is expected to be at Paola today.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
Master Bertie Lemmon entertained his little friends last Saturday at the residence of his grandmother. There were present John and Caro Emerson, Jimmie and Estelle Fuller, Lillian Bruner, Houston, Belle, and Maggie Platter, Laura and Maggie Hendricks, Maggie and Trudie Bedilion, Tommy and Jennie Wilson, and Egbert Moffitt. A nicer lot of little girls, or a manlier lot of little boys were never seen. Each did his best and made the party a very enjoyable one.
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
Supt. Lemmon has gone to the northwestern part of the state on his final trip visiting normal institutes. The remainder of his official term will be largely devoted to the preparation of his forthcoming biennial report. Most of this work will be done here. When down last week he rented the residence of L. J. Webb, Esq., east of the city and will occupy the same until his own house on Ninth Avenue is vacated, enlarged, and repaired.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1880.
Hon. C. R. Mitchell, member elect from the 89th representa­tive district, proves to be old 329 himself. His majority is exactly 329, and when Democrats write those figures on post-office boxes, door steps, and windows after this, C. R. will prosecute them for forgery.
From the official returns as given in the corrected table in this paper, it will be seen that in this county Garfield’s plurality is 1,073; St. John’s 1,080; Ryan’s 1,058; Torrance’s, 4,000. In the county Hackney’s majority is 774; Jennings, 919; Gans, 912; Bedilion’s, 1,121; Story’s 484. Lemmon’s majority in the 88th representative district is 631; Mitchell’s in the 89th is 329. Bullington’s majority in the 3rd commissioner district is 164.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1880.
Mr. Lemmon’s residence on east 9th avenue looms up finely since the addition has been completed.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1880.
Lemmon ran 29 votes ahead of his ticket in his district. C. R. Mitchell 45. These are supposed to have been greenback votes. The greater portion of the greenback vote was polled in C. R. Mitchell’s district.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1880.

Through the efforts of Hon. A. B. Lemmon, the Walnut river is to be stocked with trout and shad and perhaps some other kinds of fish. State Fish Commissioner Long has procured us 20,000. They are now on the road. J. P. Short will start today to receive them at Topeka, bring them down, and place them in the river. Telegram.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.
Mr. Lemmon’s vote for representative, 1538, is the largest we have seen reported for any member of the Kansas house.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.
Troup & Lemmon have increased their law library so much of late that they have been compelled to put in a fine, new, large book-case extra. They have a large and fine looking library.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.
Messrs. Lemmon and Hackney paid Mr. Short’s expenses to Topeka to receive from state commissioner Long about twenty thousand California trout which were to be used in stocking the Walnut. Mr. Short started from Topeka with them in good shape, but owing to delay of the train caused by eastern excursionists, he was unable to get them here alive. Mr. Lemmon has worked hard to get these fish, and he declares he will not give it up so, but will try it again. Monitor.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
Allen B. Lemmon and wife came down from Topeka on Tuesday.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
With the earliest settlers of Winfield, came Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, since which time their hospitable home has been a favorite with our society people.
At their reception last evening an unusually happy and enjoyable time was had. Mr. and Mrs. Millington, assisted by their daughters, Misses Kate and Jessie, were truly at home in the manner and method of receiving their friends, with a smile and a pleasant word for all. No wonder the hours passed so quickly by. All restraint and formality was laid aside for an evening of genuine good feeling and pleasure.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. Lundy, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Shrieves, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Millington, Mrs. Huston, Miss McCommon, Wirt W. Walton, and J. R. Conklin.
Refreshments were served to the satisfaction and praise of all, and not until a late hour came the “good nights” and the departure of friends for their homes, each of whom will not soon forget the pleasant evening with Mr. and Mrs. Millington. Daily Telegram.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Mr. Will R. Stivers, the efficient assistant of State Superintendent Lemmon, who has been confined to his bed by a serious sickness, which nearly amounted to typhoid fever, was feeling better yesterday. No fears for him are entertained by his friends. He has many here and in other cities of Kansas who will be glad to hear that he is rapidly recovering.

Topeka Commonwealth.
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1881.
Society is now up in arms and the Capital City presents scenes of mirth, music, and beauty almost every night. Last evening the residence of Hon. A. B. Lemmon and wife, corner of Van Buren and Twelfth streets, was made brilliant by the gather­ing of their friends in the number of one hundred or more. About 9 o’clock the house presented a most magnificent spectacle, illuminated from top to bottom, and filled with a gaily dressed and pleasant throng. The host and hostess were happy in welcoming and entertain­ing all who were privileged to receive their generous hospi­tali­ty, and they will long be remembered by the society circles of Topeka. Next Monday Mr. Lemmon turns over the Superintendent’s office to his successor, Mr. Speer. He, however, will remain here with his family until after the adjournment of the Legisla­ture and then return to Winfield. Topeka Commonwealth.
Winfield Courier, January 20, 1881.
On Monday the committees of both houses were announced. In the House Lemmon is chairman of the committee on Public Lands, and a member of those on Judiciary and Ways and Means, which will give him plenty of work.
Mr. Lemmon has introduced a bill to remove the political disabilities on one citizen of Cowley who fought on the wrong side during the war. He is a good republican now. If there are any more of such soldiers, they had better send in their names and have their disabilities reported. The war is over and men who live in Kansas awhile become loyal men from the force of their surroundings.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
Among the bills of interest are House Bill 174, which provides for a geological survey of the State; 179, for protec­tion against prairie fires, and providing a fire tax which can be worked out; 181, by Joel, Moody providing for the erection of an asylum for feeble minded children, and to be located at Lawrence. As you know, Mr. Lemmon has introduced a similar bill, the institution to be located at Winfield. It is No. 118. This is, of course, the bill that ought to pass, but as to whether it will pass, I couldn’t venture an opinion. The governor has recommend­ed such an institution, and some papers have made favorable mention of it.
Mr. Lemmon has introduced a bill in relation to county superintendents, but I have not learned its import. The two subjects important above all others for consid­eration this session are temperance and railroads.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
From the report of the legislative proceedings in the Topeka Commonwealth, we note that Senator Hackney, in the senate, and Representative Lemmon, in the house, have each introduced a bill for the establishment of an institution for the feeble minded and idiots; said institution to be located within two miles of Winfield, in Cowley County. We are not accurately informed as to the strength of the greenback vote in Cowley, but we believe it will be cheerfully conceded that a large measure of expense in the way of car fare would be obviated by locating the proposed asylum in a community which is strongly tinctured by the soft-money fallacy. Emporia News.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.

Mr. Will R. Stivers, who was chief clerk for A. B. Lemmon, while that gentleman was State Superintendent, left Friday for Fredonia, Kansas, where his parents reside. Mr. Stivers will be greatly missed by his many friends. Topeka Commonwealth.
Winfield Courier, February 3, 1881.
In the House on Monday, S. C. B. No. 20, requesting Congress to pass an act placing Jas. Christian on the U. S. pension rolls was read. Mr. Lemmon asked that the resolution lie over as Mr. Mitchell, who resided at the home of James Christian, was absent. Mr. Russell hoped Mr. Lemmon would withdraw his motion, as many of the members of this House knew old Jimmy Christian, and he wanted a chance to vote for it. Mr. Lawhead moved that the name of Mrs. Martha Angell be added as an amendment, and made a strong and earnest speech in support of the motion. Mr. Houston did not think it right to make a Christian carry an Angell on his back; that she could soar on her own wings. Mr. Legate did not favor the amendment; it was too much of a combination. The motion to concur was lost, 44 to 50.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
As one of the sufferers from too much uncontrolled railroad, I take up the pen to speak my sentiments and to assert an indi­vidual right, and as a citizen of Cowley, as a reader of the COURIER, as a constituent of our Representative, the Hon. Mr. Lemmon, as a Republican, and as a railroad bond taxpayer, I ask the support of your paper in particular, and the press of the State in general, and also the support of Mr. Lemmon and the Legislature to protect me and every other citizen of the State, be he Republican or Democrat, against the encroachments of and damages of the railroads. Although I do not wish to put the State to any needless ex­pense, at the rate of $600 per day, or to swell the list of bills with needless ones, from one hundred to one thousand, yet I do ask Mr. Lemmon to introduce a bill to compel all railroads to fence their roads where they run through improved farms, and that as fast as farms are fenced or hedged along their roads, that they be compelled by law to fence the same, with sufficient penalty to insure compliance with the law. Now, Mr. Editor, your Topeka correspondent says truly, “We need railroad legislation;” but, said he, “With $50 passes in the pockets of our legislators, what hope for legislation on rail­roads for the interests of the people.” If our representatives so act during the present term, so as to convince the people of this inconstancy and neglect of, and unworthy guardianship of the people’s rights and interests, I hope they will soon receive the combined and accumulated indignation and chastisement of their constituents as to brand them unworthy of respect and confidence ever after. I have a farm of 80 acres and the railroad runs through two fields, containing 15 and 18 acres; and I have a head of stock which I have to tie out by the head. If the railroad was fenced, with $30 expense to my fences I could use the wheat field for winter and the prairie field for summer pasture, and it would sustain 18 or 20 head of cattle, instead of 8. Then judge of my inconvenience, expense, and damage by the railroad. Then suppose there are in this county one hundred more who are just in my condition, how many $50 passes would it take to make good our loss? CITIZEN.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1881.

At the annual meeting of the State Historical Society, the following directors were elected for the ensuing year: John P. St. John, Albert H. Horton, John Francis, Charles Robinson, D. R. Anthony, Ira F. Collins, Allen B. Lemmon, James F. Legate, Henry Inman, A. P. Riddle, George H. Case, J. S. Waters, Edwin Russell, F. P. Baker, E. N. Morrill, Sol. Miller, John A. Martin, N. Green, B. F. Simpson. The officers elected are T. Dwight Thacher, President; C. K. Holliday and J. F. Legate, vice-presidents; John Francis, treasurer; and F. G. Adams, secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
Commonwealth: The effort made by Senator Hackney and Representatives Lemmon and Mitchell, to secure the location of the Asylum for Feeble Minded Children at Winfield, yesterday afternoon, was one of the most earnest and determined that has been made during the session. Senator Hackney left the Senate Chamber to assist the delegates from his county, and if hard work will locate it, Winfield will get it. The bill would have been defeated had it not been recommitted to the Committee of the Whole.
Winfield Courier, March 17, 1881.
John Coulter, Topeka legislative correspondent of the Leavenworth Times, commented:
“Hon. Allen B. Lemmon, of Cowley County, representing the eighty-eighth district, is one of the many bright young men Cowley County has given to the state, and one, too, who has made his way upward by his own efforts. Mr. Lemmon was twice elected to the superintendency of the state schools and as such officer made a record which do him good service in after life. The school system of the state was benefitted by his supervision and stands higher in the estimation of the country than ever before. As a legislator Mr. Lemmon did good service, being familiar with the rules of parliamentary practice, a good talker, and a clear headed thinker; earnest in his advocacy of any measure or deter­mined in his opposition to it, he wins respect for the honesty of his convictions and singleness of purpose.
Winfield Courier, March 17, 1881.
FOR RENT: A good farm near Winfield. Stone fence to build. Corn fence for sale.
                                                      ALLEN B. LEMMON.
Winfield Courier, March 24, 1881.
Allen B. Lemmon has fitted up offices in the second story of the Winfield Bank building and has hung out his law shingle.
Winfield Courier, April 7, 1881.
On last Thursday evening was gathered in the magnificent salons of M. L. Robinson one of the largest parties which have assembled in Winfield this past season. The honors of the occasion were conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood in the most graceful and pleasing manner, making each of the guests feel delighted and happy. A new departure was made in the hour for reception which we cannot too highly commend, that of substituting 7 o’clock for the late hours which usually prevail, but the habits of some were so confirmed that they could not get around until nine o’clock. The banquet was excellent beyond our power of description. Nothing was wanting to render it perfect in all its appointments. At a reasonable hour the guests retired, expressing the warmest thanks to their kind hostesses and hosts for the pleasures of the evening. The following are the names of the guests as we now remember them.

Miss Nettie McCoy, Mrs. Huston, Mrs. S. H. Myton, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Eastman, Mrs. Ticer, Mr. M. G. Hodges, Mr. C. A. Bliss, Mr. W. C. Robinson, Mr. W. A. Smith, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Loose, Mrs. Herrington, Mr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Platter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harden, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Dever, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Barclay, Mrs. W. F. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. F. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Baird, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read.
                                THE IMPROVEMENT OF SCHOOL GROUNDS.
                                   F. P. NICHOLS, SUPT., MORRIS COUNTY.
                                                (From Supt. Lemmon’s Report)
Winfield Courier, May 12, 1881.
I see more difficulties in the way of inducing school boards to do anything in this direction than in presenting the details of some plan to be followed. School grounds should be rectangular in shape, and should not contain less than one acre. A south slope is desirable, and the school house should front south. It should be in the middle of the grounds east and west, and only half as far from the front as the rear of the lot. A good well, capable of furnishing abundance of pure water for all purposes, should be provided, and the grounds should be surrounded by a good fence. The first steps in the improvement of school grounds are grading and drainage. Thorough cultivation is necessary. It is a fact that most school boards have yet to learn, that trees planted in a school yard need as much attention, and as thorough cultivation, as if planted elsewhere. Along the north side of the lot a thick grove should be grown for protection. The remainder of the front yard should be devoted to small trees and shrubs, the back yard being left for a play-ground. Large trees should not be planted near the house. Never shut out the sunlight, nor the south breeze. To do this, is to make a serious mistake. How such a trifling expenditure of time and labor will do in this direction. It would transform our cheerless, uninviting school grounds into places of real beauty, and make them attrac­tive to the children. Such grounds would be of themselves valuable educators. Shall we not have more of them?
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.
The contract on the McDougall building was let to John Swain, on Monday and work was begun immediately. It is to be completed by September 1st. The work is in charge of a superin­tendent, and referees have been appointed to settle disputed questions between the contractor and superintendent. The refer­ees appoint­ed are A. B. Lemmon, M. G. Troup, and M. L. Robinson.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.

Hon. Allen B. Lemmon has bought a two thirds interest in the Newton Republican and has assumed the editorial control and business management of that paper, which is a good property, being the leading paper in a live, growing city which is so favorably located that its future greatness is assured while its importance as a political and commercial center steadily increases. We think it is a good location for our boy and that he has the vim and industry to make the Republican boom. Messrs. Muse & Spivey retain a third interest and their powerful influ­ence and aid will still be exerted for the paper. Harry Slough, late foreman of the Monitor, takes change of the mechanical work of the office.
Winfield Courier, June 30, 1881.
A. B. Lemmon and wife and children, Bertie, Allie, and Fred Lemmon, Ex Saint and wife, and Misses Irena, Jessie, and Louise Saint, and Miss Kate Millington left on Wednesday’s train. Mr. Lemmon and family will stop at Newton and Mr. Saint and family and Miss Kate Millington go to Las Vegas, New Mexico. This makes quite a vacancy in the senior editor’s family.
Winfield Courier, September 22, 1881.
Allen B. Lemmon came down from Newton last Friday to attend to his wheat threshing. He sold his wheat to Bliss & Wood at $1.23.
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
Ed. Lemmon, formerly a Winfield boy, is lying seriously ill at Independence.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
DIED. Just as we go to press we learn by a telegram from Independence to A. B. Lemmon, who is here on his way there, that his brother, Ed. R. Lemmon, died this (Wednesday) morning. Ed. was a bright, energetic and talented young man, and was for a time one of the COURIER force. His disease was pulmonary consumption and aggravated by over-exertion. His death is a sad bereavement to his mother, sisters, and brothers, and will be deeply felt in a wide circle of warm friends.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
A. B. Lemmon and family, having closed up their holiday visit, have returned to their house in Newton.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
Every time Fred Hunt writes A. B. Lemmon’s name, he squeezes out one of the m’s. He looks more like a lemon squeezer than a tonga anyway. But just to keep him from coming back at us and saying, “you’re another,” we will remark that he is doing splendid work on the Courant, making it glow with sense and sparkle with wit.
Cowley County Courant, January 19, 1882.
A charter has been filed with the Secretary of State for the Winfield Loan and Trust Company. Capital stock, $10.000. Charter members: J. C. McMullen, J. D. Leland, H. G. Fuller, A. B. Lemmon, and C. E. Fuller.
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882. Editorial.
It seems to be a settled fact that Lemmon, of the Newton Republican, is red hot to go to Congress, either as one of the extra men Kansas will be entitled under the new apportionment, or as a successor to Ryan, and he don’t care much which. Millington, his daddy-in-law of the Winfield COURIER, is anxious to help Lemmon in his struggle, but he can’t make a very vigorous fight, because there is the post office, you know, and besides Bill Hackney might object. Lemmon may just as well take down his lightning rod, because Ryan will be returned to Congress, and the other feller will be selected from among the heavy talent south of the main line of the A. T. & S. F. Road. These facts may as well be understood now as later in the season. Caldwell Commercial.

Campbell is a bright student in the junior class at college and Hutchison a very bright fresh man in the same college, is his fag. So when anyone hits at the junior, the freshman must strike back; hence the above. Now we do not deny that we think Lemmon is a bright boy and that we feel a lively interest in him. We know he is attending to his business thoroughly and is doing an almost incredible amount of hard work. If he should not overwork and should make no serious mistakes, we deem it quite possible that the time may come some time in future years when he might put up a lightning rod. We do not deem it discreditable in a young man to have aspirations for a seat in Congress. At present A. E. has his hands full of other matters, among which seems to be the keeping of Judge Peters’ lightning rod polished at the point. For ourself, we are for Ryan for the regular district nomination and For Congressman at large. Should there promise to be much of a storm, we shall place a lightning rod on the house of W. P. Hackney.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
Editor Lemmon, of Newton, will build a cottage this summer in that city.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
A. B. Lemmon has purchased of Messrs. Muse & Spivey their one third interest in the Newton Republican and is now sole proprietor. A. B. has done a great amount of hard work during the first year of his career as editor of the Republican and has made himself pretty solid with his city and county. The Republican is in good shape and will boom right along.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
Mrs. A. B. Lemmon and family came down from Newton Saturday. They intend spending the summer here and at Independence, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
A. B. Lemmon left the cares of journalism behind him, long enough to come down and spend Sunday with friends here.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
Allen B. Lemmon came down from Newton Monday and returned in the afternoon.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
Mrs. Millington returned yesterday from Newton, where she had been staying for two weeks on account of the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.
D. A. Millington and family entertained a large party of friends at their residence Friday evening. The gathering was in honor of Frank and Mrs. Baldwin and J. Ex. Saint and family. Mr. A. B. Lemmon and family were also present. It was a complete family reunion of fourteen. About forty couples were present. The evening was most enjoyably spent.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
The annual convention at Winfield of Kansas Editors and Publishers Association was held at Manning’s Hall on May 9th and 10th. On motion of A. B. Lemmon, a committee of five, consisting of A. B. Lemmon, Jacob Stotler, J. A. Udden, E. H. Snow, and W. H. Morgan was appointed to nominate officers of the Association for the ensuing year.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Notes of the Convention. The Millingtons entertained Col. S. S. Prouty, Mrs. Prouty, and Mrs. Anderson, of Topeka; Mrs. Conductor J. E. Miller, of Arkansas City; Noble L. Prentis of the Atchison Champion; A. B. Lemmon of the Newton Republican; Mrs. Lemmon and three boys.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Mrs. A. B. Lemmon went over to Independence last Tuesday to visit her mother Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Secretary Lemmon has sent us a complimentary and premium list of the Harvey County Agricultural Fair to be held September 3rd, 4th, and 5th at Newton. The list is a neat pamphlet got up in the highest style of art.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Allen B. Lemmon was down from Newton Tuesday looking after property interests here.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Mrs. Lemmon and her daughter, Clara, mother and sister of A. B. Lemmon, spent a day of last week in this city.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1883.
A. B. Lemmon and family came down from Newton Saturday and spent Christmas with friends here.
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1884.
Allen B. Lemmon came down from Newton Tuesday.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Mr. A. B. Lemmon came down from Newton Monday morning, sold his farm three and a half miles east of town, and returned on the afternoon train.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
W. J. Wilson and lady went up to Newton Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
A. B. Lemmon, of the Newton Republican, came down Monday to get some points on our fair grounds. He is the Secretary of the Harvey County Fair.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
Allen B. Lemmon came down from Newton last Saturday evening and spent Sunday in this city. Mrs. A. B. Lemmon returned to her home in Newton yesterday, having been visiting her relatives in this city for the last ten days.
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
The Newton Republican came to us yesterday: a bright, interesting evening daily. It has every appearance of permanency and in the hands of Mr. Lemmon will be a success and a great benefit to the sprightly city of Newton. The weekly Republican is one of the oldest and ablest papers in Harvey County.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1884.
The Newton Daily Republican is a new venture in the newspaper line. Lemmon has commenced running an evening paper, small but too large for the advertising support it starts out with. It looks neat and tidy.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.

Allen B. Lemmon was in Winfield last Saturday to Monday, wearing a hat which did not fit him, and supposed to be a minister’s hat. He has been appointed a Regent of the State Agricultural College to succeed Rev. Philip Krohn, so we suppose the doctor’s hat instead of his mantle has fallen upon A. B.
Regents State Agricultural College, for the term ending April 1, 1887.
Thomas Henshall, of Doniphan County and I. P. Moore, of Jackson County, to succeed H. C. Ketterman and F. D. Coburn, whose term expired by limitation of law; for the term ending April 1, 1888, Allen B. Lemmon of Harvey County and A. B. Forsythe of Montgomery County, to succeed Philip Krohn and C. E. Gifford.
                                       MANHATTAN NOTES. “STUDENT.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Thursday evening last the Board of Regents and Faculty, accompanied by their wives, were the guests of Mrs. Kedzie, superintendent of the culinary department. A sumptuous repast was served after which the gentlemen delivered brief but appreciative speeches. Ex-State Superintendent, A. B. Lemmon, was present with his lady.
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.
Thirteen children and grandchildren were present, including Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lemmon, of Newton, with their children, Masters Bertie Flint, Allen B., Jr., and Fred and little Miss Mary; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ex Saint, of Acoma Grant, New Mexico, with their little daughters, Irene and Louise; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, of this city, and Master Roy. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Millington, of McCune, Kansas, were also among the relatives present.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Mrs. Millington, bride’s mother, plush rocking chair.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lemmon, Newton, Kansas, bride’s sister, plush reception chair.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Saint, Grants, New Mexico, bride’s sister, dinner set, decorated china.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, bride’s sister, decorated chamber set.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Mrs. A. B. Lemmon and children returned to Newton Saturday, after spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Mrs. D. A. Millington returned Friday from a week with her daughter, Mrs. Lemmon, at Newton.
RKW or Jerry Case uncovered the following about A. B. Lemmon...
Winfield Courier, May 12, 1919.
Allen B. Lemmon died at his home in Santa Rosa, California May 11, 1919.  He has been an invalid for the past four years.

In the pioneer days of Cowley County Mr. Lemmon was one of the most prominent citizens. His wife was the oldest daughter of D. A. Millington. He was for four years superintendent of public instruction of the state. After this service he resided at Newton, moving from there to California about thirty-five years ago, where he held many positions of great responsibility and up until the failure of his health was a power in the affairs of the state.  He was over seventy years of age and leaves his widow and four children to mourn.
[Note: Newspaper hedged regarding time frame that A. B. Lemmon and family moved to California according to the newspapers in which mention is made of the Lemmon family. My coverage ceased in 1886.]


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