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Pryor Families

                                    Sam D. Pryor, John D. Pryor, and T. Pryor.
From RKW:
Samuel D. Pryor was born June 27, 1843, in Scales Mound, Illinois. He died April 5, 1902, in Winfield, Kansas, and was buried in Highland cemetery. He was survived by his mother, two brothers, and four children.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color                Place/birth        Where from
S. D. Pryor       31  m     w                  Illinois               Illinois
Llewellyn Pryor      28    f      w                  New York              New York
S. D. Pryor, 27. No spouse listed.
S. D. Pryor, 29. No spouse listed.
S. D. Pryor, 34; spouse, L. Pryor, 33.
S. D. Pryor, 36, Sarah [?], 35,
J. D. Pryor, 31; spouse, E. J., 28.
                                              WINFIELD CITY OFFICERS.
                                                  City Treasurer: John D Pryor.
                                    WINFIELD COMMANDERY, NO. 15, K. T.
Meets in their asylum on the third Friday of each month. J. W. Johnson, E. C. J. D. Prior, recorder. [Wrong! J. D. Pryor is correct.]
Pryor & Pryor, attorneys at law, 901 Main
Pryor J D, res 1408 Loomis
Pryor S D, res 1303 Manning
Standard Type Writer, S D Pryor, agent, 901 Main
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Messenger, July 12, 1872.
A Convention of the Attorneys of the 13th Judicial District will be held at Winfield, in Cowley County, on the 25th day of July, A. D. 1872, for the purpose of recommending to the District Convention, or Conventions, to be held for that purpose, a Candidate for nomination for Judge of said District to be voted for at the next general election.
W. S. TUCKER.                      J. T. SHOWALTER.
M. W. SUTTON.                    J. M. HOOVER.
D. F. BAYLESS.                     J. B. FAIRBANKS.
THOMAS MASON.               W. H. KERNS.
J. M. McCOLLEN.                 JOHN REED.
J. J. WINGAR.                        E. B. KAGER.
R. B. SAFFOLD.                     E. L. AKIN.

D. N. CALDWELL.                A. H. GREEN.
T. T. TILLOTSON.                 D. S. HEISHEY [?HEISNEY].
L. J. WEBB.                            JOHN G. TUCKER.
E. S. TORRANCE.                  REUBEN RIGGS.
J. M. ALEXANDER.               S. D. PRYOR.
E. C. MANNING.             T. H. JOHNSON.
H. D. LAMB.                           G. P. GARLAND.
D. DODGE.                             J. McDERMOTT.
and many others, attorneys of said district.
Winfield Messenger, July 12, 1872.
Board of County Commissioners met in Co. Clerk’s office in Winfield July 1st, 1872. Present: Frank Cox, O. C. Smith, and J. D. Maurer.
Proceeded to act on the following Road Petitions.
Report of Green Road was then taken up, and E. C. Manning appeared for the road, and Pryor appeared for Mr. Bullen, and J. B. Fairbanks appeared for Mr. Knowles, and both parties discussed the matter before the Board for and against the Road. The viewers appeared and asked to amend their report. It was granted and laid over for that purpose.
Winfield Messenger, November 1, 1872. Front Page.
                                PRYOR & KAGER [S. D. PRYOR/E. B. KAGER].
                ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND NOTARIES PUBLIC, Winfield, Kansas.
Will give attention to business at the U. S. Land Office at Wichita, file and prove up on land, and procure titles to school lands. Will practice in Cowley and adjoining counties.
                                                       NOTARIES PUBLIC.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 11, 1873.
Board of County Commissioners met in County Clerk’s Office, January 6th, 1873.
Present, Frank Cox and J. D. Maurer.
The County Superintendent of Public Instruction was assigned to office with Pryor & Kager with office rent at $5 per month.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 22, 1873.
S. D. Pryor, Esq., has gone to Illinois on account of his health, where he hopes to regain it in a short time, provided “she’s” willing.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 5, 1873.

Winfield Courier, June 19, 1873.
S. D. Pryor, Esq., has returned from his eastern visit and certainly bears evidence of kind treatment while away.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1873.
Skipped: Editorial by James Kelly in July 3, 1873, issue re problems he had with attorney Sam D. Pryor while Kelly served as clerk of district court. Evident someone lied on journal entry for judgment in the case of Swain vs. Tarrant—Judge Campbell presiding.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 10, 1873.
We take pleasure in noting the completion of M. L. Read’s new bank building. The contractors, Messrs. Stewart & Simpson, deserve every credit as experienced mechanics, as this piece of their work will fully testify. The material used in the con­struction is an extra quality of limestone rock for the founda­tion, and also used in the walls of the basement. The main building is of brick structure, and exhibits as fine an appear­ance exteriorly, as any brick block in the eastern States. The front has iron columns to support it, and the window sills are of white limestone rock and are capped with the same. The folding doors at the entrance are magnificently constructed of fine material, and grained and finished in modern style; while the large windows on each side of the door will be one solid glass, French plate, 4½ feet in width and 9½ feet in height.
The appointments of the building consists of basement full size of building, which is now occupied by Messrs. Miller & Myers in the restaurant business. The second floor is exclusively occupied by the bank, and has attached every convenience desired in a banking house. The third floor is cut into rooms for office purposes, and is occupied by Messrs. Scull & Michener, attorneys; Messrs. Pryor & Kager, attorneys; J. F. Paul, Esq., County Recorder; John Curns, City Clerk; T. A. Wilkinson, County Superintendent; and E. B. Kager, Esq., County Treasurer. The building is completely occupied, and its interior, in point of finish and adaption to the business for which it is used, is not excelled by a like structure in any city.
The business energy and willing disposition so liberally manifested by Mr. Read to invest money in our town since he became a citizen, endows him with the respect and confidence of the whole public.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 30, 1873.
Among the lawyers in attendance at the District Court from abroad, we notice Col. J. M. Alexander of Leavenworth; Hon. Wm. P. Hackney, of Wellington; Gen. Rogers of Eureka, and Judge M. L. Adams of Wichita. From Arkansas City are C. R. Mitchell and A. J. Pyburn. From Dexter, Hon. James McDermott. Our own bar is, as usual, ably represented by Fairbanks, Torrance & Green, Webb & Bigger, Manning & Johnson, Louis T. Michener, Pryor & Kager, and T. H. Suits.
Winfield Courier, February 6, 1874.

In Justice’s Court before D. A. Millington, J. P., in Winfield Township, Cowley County, Kansas.
                                                   George W. Foughty plaintiff.
                                                     Perry Chance, defendant.
On the 10th day of January A. D. 1874, said justice issued an order of attachment in the above entitled action for the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) which has been returned served and on the 15th day of January, A. D. 1874, continued said cause for further hearing until the 14th day of February, A. D. 1874.
                                        PRYOR & KAGER, Plaintiff’s Attorneys.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1874.
                                                             In the Courts.
Last Monday night Mrs. W. D. Roberts was brought into her own house—having previously been arrested by officer Bliss of the police force, upon the charge of disturbing the peace. Upon being brought before his honor, Judge Hickok, Hon. S. D. Pryor arose and gave the Court to “understand and be informed, that Mrs. W. D. Roberts, at the county of Cowley, and on the 10th day of May, 1873, and on every Sunday save one, since said 10th day of May, 1873, at the Baptist church in Winfield, she, the said Mrs. W. D. Roberts, in a bold fearless manner, wilfully and knowingly disturbed the peace and quiet of many citizens of Winfield by using her tongue wilfully and fearlessly, in a loud voice, singing songs of praise to God, against the peace and quiet of many saloon-keepers, and contrary to the laws of king alcohol.”
The prisoner was ably defended by Rev. N. L. Rigby. Before the counsel for the defense had concluded, however, the prisoner was discharged.
To show that they didn’t believe her guilty of any crime and as a slight token of their esteem, Mr. Rigby, on behalf of the company, presented her with a beautiful silver cake basket, which was indeed a surprise to Mrs. Roberts, but nevertheless appreci­ated by her. After the presentation the guests were right royally regaled with Ice Cream and cake. All went home glad that they had been there, and glad that so much affection exists in the human family, and hoping that many such occasions may be experienced “ere the roses droop and die.”
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1874.
CASH PAID for County Orders by J. D. Pryor. Office with:
                                          PRYOR & KAGER, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
                                                Commissioners’ Proceedings.
                                             OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,
                                            Winfield, Kansas, Sept. 7th, 1874.
Board met in regular session. Present: R. F. Burden and M. S. Roseberry.

And now comes S. D. Pryor in answer to an order issued by the board to appear and correct his personal property assessment as returned by the assessor for the year 1874. After hearing the sworn statement of the said S. D. Pryor, it is ordered by the board that the county clerk shall assess and place upon the tax roll of 1874 all the mortgages that appear on the records of the county in the name of Pryor. Mortgages to be taxed as the property of S. D. Pryor.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1874.
Court convened last Monday, the following lawyers in attendance: Webb & Millington, Pryor & Kager, Fairbanks, Torrance & Green, Alexander & Saffold, Suits & Wood, E. C. Manning, W. P. Hackney, T. H. Johnson, and John E. Allen, of Winfield. J. Wade McDonald, of Wellington. M. S. Adams and Chas. Hatton, of Wichita. James McDermott, of Dexter; and C. R. Mitchell and L. B. Kellogg, of Arkansas City.
Winfield Courier, October 22, 1874.
The following is a list of bills allowed by the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, at their regular session, commencing on the 5th day of October, A. D., 1874, and ending on the 9th day of October, A. D. 1874.
                                      J. D. Pryor, investigating committee: $153.00.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
                                                         Business Directory.
PRYOR & KAGER. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in Cowley and adjoining counties; also in the Federal Courts. Devote exclusive attention to the profession. Office in brick Bank building, West Main street.
Winfield Courier, November 26, 1874.
RECAP: Samuel D. Pryor and Eustace B. Kager, partners, under the firm name of Pryor and Kager, plain­tiffs, versus Thomas L. Clark, defendant. James Kelly, Clerk, District Court, with Pryor & Kager, plaintiffs, as attorneys, notify Thomas L. Clark he has until Dec. 15, 1874, to answer to suit for judgment against him of $300 with interest from Oct. 1st, 1874, on the following real estate: Lot number three (3) in Block number eighty (80) in Arkansas City...the same to be sold to satisfy judgment.
Winfield Courier, January 7, 1875.
MARRIED. At the Baptist church in this city, by the Rev. N. L. Rigby, Mr. Samuel D. Pryor to Miss Llewellyn Waite, all of this city. No cards.
[Note: Mrs. Samuel D. Pryor was the daughter of R. B. Waite. She was born circa 1852 in Jefferson County, New York. She died November 7, 1875, in Winfield, Kansas. Her daughter was Lewellyn Birdie Pryor, who was born November 7, 1875, and died on that same day, November 17, 1875, in Winfield.]
Winfield Courier, January 14, 1875.
                                                             Bar Meeting.
At a meeting of the Winfield bar held at the office of J. E. Allen, Jan. 12th, 1875, D. A. Millington, Esq., was chosen chairman, and J. E. Allen, Secy. Col. E. C. Manning, S. D. Pryor, and A. J. Pyburn were appointed a committee on resolutions, who reported the following which were unanimously adopted.

WHEREAS, E. S. Torrance is about to leave us to establish for himself a more eastern home, therefore, we the members of the bar of Cowley County, state of Kansas, being duly assembled, adopt, as the voice of this meeting the following resolutions.
Resolved, That it is with deep regret that we part with a brother attorney so able and eminent in his profession, so urbane and gentlemanly in his deportment, so noble and generous in his instincts, so honorable in his transactions, so incorruptible in his integrity as is E. S. Torrance.
Resolved, That we lose by his departure one of the brightest ornaments of the Bar, one of the most promising of the rising young men of our district, true and energetic as an advocate and counselor and faithful as a friend.
Resolved, That as County Attorney of this county for two terms, covering a period of four years last past, he has been ever faithful to the interests of the public, allowing no person­al or political considerations to swerve him from the strict line of duty, and has ever discharged his official labors with distin­guished ability and scrupulous integrity.
Resolved, That we heartily commend him to all with whom his lot may be cast and that we earnestly hope and believe that he is yet destined to make a bright record in the history of our county.
Resolved, That the secretary be directed to furnish each of the county papers with a copy of these resolutions, requesting their publication. D. A. MILLINGTON, Chairman.
J. E. ALLEN, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.
                                                  MARRIAGE LICENSES.
List of Marriage licenses issued by the Probate Judge for the month of January, 1875.
Mr. S. D. Pryor to Miss L. I. Waite.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
No. 494. L. I. Pryor, vs. Geo. W. Ballou
No. 495. L. I. Pryor, vs. Geo. W. Ballou.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY.
No. 513. R. B. Waite vs. E. B. Kager.
No. 514. S. D. Pryor vs. E. B. Kager.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
The District Court is in full blast, Hon. W. P. Campbell presiding. The following attorneys are in attendance: Webb & Millington, Hackney & McDonald, E. C. Manning, J. B. Fairbanks, Pryor & Kager, T. H. Suits, John E. Allen, A. H. Green, Alexander & Saffold, T. H. Johnson, M. S. Adams of Wichita, C. R. Mitchell and L. B. Kellogg of Arkansas City, James McDermott of Dexter, and A. J. Pyburn, County Attorney.
Winfield Courier, April 1, 1875.
                                                         Publication Notice.
                                    STATE OF KANSAS, COWLEY COUNTY.

In the District Court of the 13th Judicial District, in and for Cowley County, State of Kansas.
Frank Gallotti, Plaintiff, vs. Orrin P. Houghton, Adminis­trator of the estate of Lucien W. Emerson, late of Cowley County, Kansas, and the unknown heirs of said Lucien W. Emerson, Defendants.
Recap: Unknown heirs must answer on or before May 15, 1875, etc. Otherwise, property will be conveyed to plaintiff. Lots 10 and 20 in block 12, lot 8 in block 34, lot 24 in block 64, lot 7 in block 31, and lots 17 and 18 in block 155 in Arkansas City.
                                            E. S. BEDILION, Clerk Dist. Court.
Pryor & Kager, Plaintiff’s Attorneys.
Winfield Courier, June 10, 1875.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor have gone on a visit to Illinois—Mr. Pryor’s former home.
John D. Pryor: first mention of him...
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1875.
John D. Pryor is chaplain of the “Basique Club.”
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.
WANTED. To exchange a medium sized mule for a larger one. The difference paid in cash. For particulars apply to Pryor & Kager, or at this office.
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.
                                        E. S. BEDILION, Clerk of District Court.
Pryor & Kager, Plaintiff’s Attorneys.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
To Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Klingman and their fair and accom­plished daughter, Miss Allie, for their kind and generous treat­ment and well appreciated hospitality to their visitors of last Tuesday evening: Will S. Paul, Miss Kate Millington, A. B. Lemmon, Clara L. Flint, Jno. D. Pryor, Jennie Greenlee, O. F. Boyle, Annie Melville, Will C. Robinson, Ella Silvers, J. E. Saint, May Deming, D. Frank Baldwin, Ada Millington, James Simpson, W. W. Walton, and Miss Dollie Morris. They desire to express their sincere thanks. May they live long, enjoy life, and always be as happy as were their visitors of last Tuesday evening, is the wish of their friends enumerated above.
J. S. Pryor: interest in music...
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
                                                       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.
Moved and seconded that J. D. Pryor act as Chairman of the meeting, which was called for the purpose of forming a Musical Association. John Swain, Secretary.
Moved and seconded that we organize a Musical Association. Carried.
Moved and seconded that a committee of three be appointed to draw up constitution and by laws, and report at next meeting. Committee to consist of Dr. Mansfield, Frank Gallotti, and Prof. Hoffman.
Moved and seconded to adjourn, and to meet again at the Methodist Church next Saturday evening, and that the proceedings of this meeting be published in the city papers.
                                                        JOHN SWAIN, Sec.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                    Rufus B. Waite vs. E. B. Kager, Co. Treasurer.
                                       S. D. Pryor vs. E. B. Kager, Co. Treasurer.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                             S. D. Pryor vs. Ebenezer J. Gamble.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
                                                 Pryor & Kager vs. T. L. Clark.
J. D. Pryor signs signature...
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
                                   TO THE VOTERS OF COWLEY COUNTY.
This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto sub­scribed, do most heartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who has for the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily performed the duties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we do hereby further certify that his character during that time has been such as to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said office kept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency. We consider him well qualified to fulfill the duties of said office, and therefore cheerfully recommend him to the voters of Cowley County as well worth of their cordial support, and who, if elected, will most faithfully and systematically perform the duties of said office.
                   The first two signatures on lengthy petition: Jno. D. Pryor, E. D. Kager.
J. D. Pryor: interested in musical instruments...joins association.
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.

Treasurer: Frank Gallotti.
Secretary: Prof. Robinson.
Chorister: Prof. Hoffman.
Executive Committee: J. D. Pryor, Dr. Houx, Amos Walton.
The Society adjourned to meet on next Saturday evening, at the Methodist Church, for the practice of music.
It is hoped that all interested in music will attend and support the society by becoming members. J. SWAIN, Secretary pro tem.
John D. Pryor admitted to the Winfield bar...
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875.
                                                      Association Meeting.
There will be a meeting of the ministers and deacons of the Southwestern Kansas Baptist Association held at Floral school­house, commencing Friday, 29th of October, at 2 o’clock p.m., and continuing until the 31st. All ministers and deacons are re­quested to attend.
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875.
The Bar supper given by our esteemed young friend, John D. Pryor, last Saturday night, in honor of his admission to the Cowley County Bar, was the happiest social event that has oc­curred to our knowledge in the southwest, since it was a south­west. The company included His Honor, Judge Campbell, all the lawyers and officers in attendance at the present term of Court, and the “tripod” fraternity of this county. At about 9 o’clock this “goodly company” met at Jim Hill’s popular St. Nick and found there tables that “groaned” beneath their viands that were soon to be no more. . . .
Winfield Courier, October 28, 1875.
John D. Pryor has a niece just come to town. Weight unknown.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor dies...
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1875.
Funeral Services. A large audience attended the funeral services last Tuesday of the late Mrs. S. D. Pryor.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1875.
PRYOR. November 7th, 1875, at Winfield, Llewellyn I. Pryor, wife of S. D. Pryor, aged 23 years and 8 months.
Mrs. Pryor was the daughter of R. B. Waite, Esq., of this city, and was married to S. D. Pryor last January. She had endeared herself to all who knew her and was fairly and comfortably settled in a happy home with a companion for life. That life, alas, was too short. She left an infant but a few days old to cheer the sorrowing husband. Mrs. Pryor was a native of Jefferson County, New York, where the advantages of cultivated society and educational opportunities had prepared her for a life of happiness and usefulness. Many friends in the new home sympathize with the stricken parties and bereaved husband in this unlooked for, and as far as human ken can know, mysterious affliction.
                    Mrs. S. D. Pryor was buried in the new cemetery south of town.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.

John D. Pryor has a beautiful new organ set up in his bachelor rooms.
Winfield Courier, December 9, 1875.
Several of the boys had to hunt a new boarding-house last Monday. Ex Saint and John Pryor were among the number.
Winfield Courier, December 9, 1875.
                                                            In Memoriam.
Llewellyn Birdie, infant daughter of S. D. Pryor, died Nov. 17th, 1875. Birdie now rests with her mother, who passed “to the brighter world” only ten days prior to her demise. [A poem was printed that had been written by Birdie’s Uncle from Illinois.]
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.
Some very laughable things occurred at the Christmas tree. First was the children’s voting Mr. Platter out of his speech and then, when Ed. Holloway was presented with a baby and cradle; Baldwin, Pryor & Co. with a jug of “Grange bitters;” and lastly, when Saint received the jumping jack and six babies on a string, three white and three black ones.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.    
The following are the recently elected officers of the Winfield Chapter of R. A. M.’s.
M. L. Read, H. P.; J. D. Pryor, K.; B. F. Baldwin, S.; W. C. Robinson, Capt. H.; A. Howland, P. S.; W. G. Graham, R. A. Capt.; J. W. Johnston, G. M. 3 y.; P. Hill, G. M. 2 y.; S. H. Myton, G. M. 1 y.; J. A. Simpson, Sec.; F. Gallotti, Treas.; N. C. McCulloch, M. Cro.
This is one of the thirty Royal Arch Chapters of Masons in this State, and as a citizen of Winfield we are proud that she, only a five year old, supports it.
                                               THE WINFIELD COURIER.
                                                     CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
                         WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
On the 15th of March, 1875, a dispensation was granted M. L. Read, H. P.; M. C. Baker, K.; John D. Pryor, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, C. H.; A. Howland, P. S.; W. G. Graham, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; P. Hill, M. 1st V.; A. A. Newman, member. October 19th, a charter was issued to them under the name Winfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 31; and on the 26th of the same month the Chapter was instituted by J. C. Bennett, of Emporia. A list of the officers for this year was published last week. This branch of Masonry here is in good working order and in a healthy condition financially.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
At their regular meeting last Friday night, No. 282 of the A. G. J. S. Bazique, elected the following officers for the ensuing year: J. D. Pryor, King; James Simpson, Grand Khedive; F. Gallotti, Sir Scribe; J. Ex Saint, G. Master C.; W. W. Walton, G. Commander; B. F. Baldwin, G. Generalissimo. After which work was done in the Marquis degree and brother W. C. Robinson made Knight of the Red Hand. Refreshments were taken at the St. Nicholas.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.

PRYOR, JOHN D., is the agent for the several musical instru­ments, several insurance companies, and a resident land agent at Winfield; is junior member of the Bar firm of Pryor, Kager & Pryor; is a graduate of the Chicago commercial college and consequently “one of the boys,” with a full-grown business head on him. (Copyright secured.)
PRYOR, KAGER & PRYOR, attorneys at law, successors to Pryor & Kager, are classed among the best firms that practice at our Bar. They are solid and reliable.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.
                                                 PRYOR, KAGER & PRYOR.
               S. D. PRYOR, Winfield. E. M. Kager, Arkansas City. J. D. Pryor, Winfield
                       Attorneys at Law & Notaries Public, Winfield and Arkansas City.
                                         Will practice in State and Federal Courts.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.
Money to loan by J. D. Pryor,  Inquire of Pryor, Kager & Pryor, at Winfield or Arkansas City.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.
The undersigned, residents of Cowley County, cordially unite in inviting the citizens of said county to meet in mass meeting at Winfield, on Saturday at 2 P. M.,
                                                          FEBRUARY 5TH,
to take such action as shall seem advisable upon consultation to secure the construction of a railroad into Cowley County. We desire each paper in said county to publish this call, and we hope that every township will be fully represented at said meeting.
Dated January 25, 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.
Pryor & Kager purchase Meigs’ real estate business...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 9, 1876.
PRYOR & KAGER have purchased Mr. Meigs’ real estate busi­ness, and will attend to it hereafter. They have a large list of cheap and good lands.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 9, 1876.
We have concluded to engage in the Real Estate and Loan Business henceforth, in connection with that of the Law, at Arkansas City. We will strive to conduct the business in a satisfactory manner. To parties desiring to purchase or rent, we will show the land free of charge. In office will be found the latest papers and ample accommodations and materials for writing. If you desire to sell or rent your land, or borrow money, try us. If you wish to buy, do not fail to call on us. We also attend to the business of H. O. Meigs in this place.
                                                 PRYOR, KAGER & PRYOR.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 23, 1876.
On the fourth page will be found a large list of lands offered for sale by Pryor, Kager & Pryor, also a number of answers to inquiries.
T. H. Pryor and J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1876.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                              T. H. Pryor vs. John N. Dunn et al.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
                                               J. D. Pryor vs. L. M. Brown et al.
John D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1876.
CALLED. John Pryor and Mr. Baldwin, accompanied with Miss May Deming and Miss Greenlee, spent last Sunday at this place.
J. D. Pryor: city election...
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1876.
SCATTERING: J. P. McMillen received 20 votes, C. C. Black 1; and J. P. Short 3, for Councilmen; and J. D. Pryor 5 votes for Police Judge.
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
                                                 PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
PRYOR, KAGER & PRYOR [S. D. PRYOR, WINFIELD/E. B. KAGER/ARKANSAS CITY/J. D. PRYOR/WINFIELD], ATTORNEYS AT LAW.—Office in Brick Bank building, Winfield, Kansas, and at Arkansas City, Kansas.
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
The district court opened on Monday; Judge Campbell on the bench. Attorneys present: J. W. McDonald of Wellington; C. R. Mitchell and James Christian of Arkansas City; James McDermott of Dexter; Mr. Ruggles of Wichita; Byron Sherry of Leavenworth; J. M. Alexander, A. H. Green, L. J. Webb, D. A. Millington, A. J. Pyburn, T. H. Suits, W. P. Hackney, E. C. Manning, John Allen, S. D. Pryor, W. M. Boyer, and Amos Walton of Winfield.
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 Police Judge: Linus S. Webb, 75; J. W. Curns, 81; J. D. Pryor, 5.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876. Front Page.
There were in attendance upon the District Court in this County, the following named attorneys.
General Sherry, of Leavenworth.
Judge Adams and Major Ruggles, of Wichita.

Judge Christian, C. R. Mitchell, and E. B. Kager, of Arkan­sas City.
Prof. Kellogg, of Emporia.
Capt. McDermott, of Dexter.
Judge McDonald, of Wellington.
Messrs. Pryor & Pryor, Allen, Boyer, Pyburn, Webb, Millington, Hackney, and Alexander, of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876.
Monday morning the citizens of the west part of town were startled with the cry of “Help! Help! Murder!!” Three men were seen scuffling on the street near Kirk’s blacksmith shop. Sheriff Walker rushed to the scene, and found old man Horneman in the hands of two men, who were trying to put him in a wagon. He was shouting vociferously and calling on the bystanders for help. Dick enquired of the parties by what authority they were acting, and they showed him a warrant for Horneman properly signed by the authorities of Rice County. Having the proper credentials, they chucked the old man in the wagon, and hurried off towards Wichita. Dick hurried up to the office of Pryor, who made immediate application to, and obtained of Judge Gans, a writ of habeas corpus. Armed with this and other necessaries, Dick started out after the kidnappers. A novel race ensued. The old man was pinioned to the lower deck of the wagon box by a two hundred pound deputy sheriff sitting on his broad chest, while the other sat upon the seat and drove furiously. As Walker came in sight, they redoubled their speed, thinking to reach the county line before him. They didn’t know the man or the mettle of the little bay team that was slashing up behind them. He came up, halted them, and demanded the prisoner. They gave him up without any “back talk.” As Horneman, almost breathless, climbed into the buggy with Dick, he shook his fist at the big Rice deputy man and said: “By shimminy, you don’t sit on mine pelly so much now as before Valker came you did, eh!” The cause alleged for the arrest was that Horneman stole a horse up in Rice and brought it down here. The truth of the matter is this: Horneman hired a horse of Mr. Fitzsimmons, of Red Bud, loaned it to Tom Deering, who drove it up to Rice County and sold it. Horneman, having a chattel mortgage on the horse, went up and got it. Then he was followed and arrested for stealing the horse, as above stated. His trial will come off next Monday. The old man’s description of his ride, with the deputy sheriff sitting on him, was too funny for any use.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Last Saturday, pursuant to call, the citizens of Winfield met at the Courthouse and organized a meeting by calling D. A. Millington to the chair and electing C. M. McIntire secretary.
Committee on Music: J. D. Pryor, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Miss Mollie Bryant.
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1876.
THE CALITHUMPIAN committee, for the 4th, is J. D. Pryor, W. W. Walton, J. L. M. Hill, J. P. Short, F. C. Hunt, and J. E. Saint.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1876.
Messrs. Pryor and Hackney are at Wichita on legal business.

Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1876.
I will be absent until August 15. In the meantime, Pryor, Kager & Pryor, at Winfield, or T. McIntire, Arkansas City, will attend to my business. E. B. KAGER.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1876.
MR. JENNINGS, a young lawyer lately located at Winfield, and J. D. Pryor of the firm of Pryor, Kager & Pryor, made us a short call yesterday.
Cowley County Democrat, Winfield, Kansas, Thursday, July 13, 1876.
                                          HISTORY OF COWLEY COUNTY.
                  Read at the Centennial Celebration, July 4th, 1876, at Winfield, Kansas.
                                                    BY WIRT W. WALTON
                                                                 R. A. M.
On the 15th of March, 1875, a dispensation was granted M. L. Read, H. P.; M. C. Baker, K.; John D. Pryor, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, C. H.; A. Howland, P. S.; W. G. Graham, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; P. Hill, M. 1st V.; A. A. Newman, member. On October 19th a charter was issued to them under the name Winfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 31; and on the 29th of the same month, the Chapter was instituted by J. C. Bennett, of Emporia. This branch of Masonry here is in good working order and in a healthy condition, financially.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876. Editorial Page.
                           THE CENTENNIAL REFORMERS OF WINFIELD.
                                       Driven into their Holes and Smoked out.
                                       A Chapter of History Worth Preserving.
Recap: Involved Winfield Township: Republican local hierarchy versus local Democrats and Independents (self-styled Reformers).
At meeting in Courthouse 45 “Reformers” tried to control the organization of meeting called to obtain candidate for State Senator nomination from 88th representative district.
On Tuesday, August 8, before 4 o’clock, Cliff Wood, A. H. Green, T. K. Johnston, John D. Pryor, N. M. Powers, Joe Mack, and 5 or 6 others who do not desire to have their names published, because they do not approve of the action taken, slipped over to the courthouse one at a time by different routes and pretended to hold a meeting. . . . A few minutes before 4 p.m., Mr. Manning went to the courthouse to have the bell rung and upon entering the courthouse found that C. M. Wood was occupying a chair at the table as chairman and John D. Pryor occupying another chair in the capacity of secretary. Mr. Manning took the floor and inquired if the meeting was organized, and to what style of proceedings it had arrived whereupon a “reformer” at once moved an adjournment, which was at once put and carried, and ten of the purifiers of Cowley County politics fled the room in such haste as to leave three or four others who had not fully comprehended the trick, sitting in wonder at the unseemly haste of those present, and expecting to have a chance to vote for delegates.

As soon as Mr. Manning entered the room a bystander rang the bell, whereupon nearly one hundred voters poured over to the courthouse. A meeting was organized by electing S. D. Klingman as chairman and B. F. Baldwin secretary. The action of the “reformers” was related to the meeting. A committee on resolu­tions was appointed, which soon reported the following, which was adopted by sections, with but one dissenting voice to the first resolution.
They passed more resolutions, which endorsed the previous action taken.
Manning and his group won again!
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876.
Last Thursday this school district was the scene of an exciting contest over the election of District Clerk for the next three years. Our citizens showed clearly that they were in favor of “reform” with all that the word implies. Messrs. B. F. Baldwin and John Pryor were put in the field by their respective friends and from the time the balloting began, which was about three o’clock, until the polls were closed at six o’clock, there was “hurrying to and fro” by the voters of the district, male and female, in the interest of the favorite boys. More than 250 votes were cast and when counted out, John Pryor was declared elected by sixteen majority. Neither of the candidates attended the meeting, and from what we saw, we should say they were the most disinterested parties in the district as to the result.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
                                                        THE SITUATION.
EDITOR COURIER, Dear Sir: I wonder if the people of this county fully understand the animus of the opposition in this place, to Col. Manning? Nobody doubts but that he would make an able, energetic, faithful worker for the interests of his con­stituents. But there is a certain bank and broker faction here, which never will consent that any man whom they believe will do anything to ameliorate the condition of the poor shall be placed in a position where he can be of any service to them. Who are they, who are so fearful lest Col. Manning be elected to the State Senate this fall?
Read & Robinson, bankers; R. B. Waite, S. D. Pryor, James Jordon, Curns & Manser, money lenders; with such fellows as A. H. Green and W. P. Hackney, attorneys. It is the same faction that are so violently opposed to the election of Judge Campbell.
Why do they oppose Judge Campbell? Because in every case of the foreclosure of their cut-throat mortgages, Judge Campbell, so far as he can do so legally, throws the strong arm of the law around the poor man. These men want the usury laws abolished; and consequently will not consent that any man go to the legisla­ture who they cannot use for that purpose.
They are afraid that Manning will be able, in some way, to do something to cut down their three percent per month. They will not consent that Manning shall go to the legislature, lest in some way he may obtain such legislation as will make it possible for Cowley County to secure a railroad. This three percent ring do not want railroads. They do not want anything that might by any possibility cut down interest on money below the present ruinous rates.
For these reasons these money changers and extortioners will spare neither time nor money, will stop at no slander or abuse to defeat both Col. Manning and W. P. Campbell. Hundreds of people in Cowley County are already beginning to feel the grip of this soulless money power at their throats. Will they stand still and allow themselves to be choked to death without an effort? CITIZEN.
J. D. Pryor...
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 14, 1876.
The City Hotel has a new register and blotter. The blotter contains the advertising cards of Messrs. Webb & Torrance, Wm. and Geo. Hudson, M. L. Read, J. D. Pryor, John Nichols, W. G. Graham, J. M. Reed, A. G. Wilson, B. F. Baldwin, Joe Likowski, Henry Jochems, J. B. Lynn, W. B. Gibbs, McGuire & Midkiff, and Hill & Christie. It the neatest register in the valley. Mr. Hudson is starting off on the right foot this time.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876. Editorial Page.
The committee on credentials being called submitted the following report: Your committee on credentials find that the following named gentlemen were duly elected as delegates to this convention, and all are entitled to seats therein.
Winfield: J. D. Pryor, W. P. Hackney, C. M. Wood, G. W. Robertson, Joel Mack, E. C. Seward, Geo. Youle, H. Brotherton, W. D. Roberts, J. S. Hunt.
On motion the report of the committee on credentials was adopted.
                                                      J. S. HUNT, Chairman.
CHAS. H. EAGIN, Secretary.
J. D. PRYOR, Assistant Secretary.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1876.
                                                    THAT TIN-WEDDING.
                                              The Social Event of the Season.
                                                            A Jolly Crowd.
Winfield is celebrated for her impromptu weddings, social gatherings, brave women, and fair men. No town in the state possesses a class of citizens who can be at “swords point,” so to speak, one day, and the next, meet together and enjoy themselves socially as does our little hamlet: Whatsoever may be their views concerning the administration of the Servian war or the “latest arrival,” all is forgotten when a wedding is announced and they meet together on neutral ground and vie with each other in making it the most pleasant affair of the season.

But we digress—the tin-wedding is what we started out on, and to start right, we first mention the prime movers. Dr. Howland, assisted by Frank Baldwin, Jno. Pryor, Will Robinson, Anna Newman, Kate Millington, and Jennie Stewart, seem to have been the original conspirators. A leading M. C., of this city and his estimable wife, it was whispered about, were to be the subjects of this secret conclave. All unknown to them, of course, were these arrangements made. Every man, woman, and child in the city, almost, was on the tip-toe of expectation for three days, awaiting the event that these ominous little square cut pieces of tin, bearing the words, “Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Graham, at home 8 p.m., Oct. 5th, 1866 and 1876,” had so mysteriously foretold. The Doctor, all unconscious of the “eyes” that fol­lowed him in his daily rounds, but conscious of ten years of upright and devoted life as a true Benedict, walked the streets, attended his business, and pursued the even tenor of his day, little dreaming that his sacred home would so soon be invaded, and he be jerked up to answer to charges preferred by the citi­zens of his adopted town.
Like the gentle dew those little pieces of tin had silently done their work, and on Monday evening at 8 o’clock, Dr. Graham’s beautiful residence was stormed in front and besieged in the rear by the largest party of tin-peddlers ever assembled under an October moon, all loudly clamorous for an immediate entrance.
The Doctor made unconditional surrender, before a gun was fired. What else could he do? The ladies of the party took charge of the kitchen, parlor, and dining-rooms, while the men hung round on the edges and in less than ten minutes the whole house was converted into a modern first-class tin shop. After this animated entree, quiet for a moment was restored, followed by the presents being brought out and subjected to a severe catechizing by Elder Platter and a running cross-fire by the remainder of the enemy, and who, finding that the charges against them were false, and only existing in the imaginations of certain hungry-looking young men that decorated the wall, concluded to release them on the condition that in the future as in the past, the Doctor should build the fires and cut the stove wood, provid­ed always that Mrs. Graham could not be prevailed upon to do it; that he, should promise to keep posted as regards the latest styled bonnet, the latest social “small-talk,” provided that Mrs. Graham did not want to perform that duty herself. These and similar promises were extracted by the inexorable judges, where­upon the minister dexterously encircled them with two glittering rings, pronounced them man and wife for ten years more, amidst a regular round of applause.
Mr. Baldwin then read a poem prepared for the occasion, after which came the presentation of the tin-ware. Capt. McDermott and Dr. Mansfield did the honors in the most amusing manner imaginable. The Doctor’s speech accompanying the presen­tation of a full set of tin dental tools was highly appreciated. In fact, the speeches of Messrs. Platter, McDermott, and Mansfield were funny, from beginning to end, and could only be appreciated rightly by being heard. We almost wish for space to publish the Elder’s entire marriage ritual used on the occasion. It was the best we ever heard. From this time on we can’t particularize. All we can remember is that about this time supper was announced and following that, in our memory, cold chicken, dust pans, sweet cakes, waiters, graters, egg-beaters, coffee, etc., are so terribly confused and mixed up that we have lived in constant dread, fearing that some hungry individual would mistake us for a lunch counter. Right here we’d like to give the name of every present with the name of the donor. We can’t do it; we are not equal to the task. It’s too big a contract. There were just one hundred and thirteen pieces of tin-ware presented (and more than that many suppers eaten), and that’s all we know about it. We enjoyed ourselves, and if it be found that there was a single person present who did not enjoy him or herself, we insist on having a committee raised to have that person, if it is a him, “shot without benefit of cler­gy.”
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 15, 1876.
JOHN PRYOR, one of Winfield’s most promising young lawyers, in company with Miss Greenlee, paid this place a flying visit last week. They stopped at the popular Central Avenue, of course.

Winfield Courier, December 7, 1876.
JNO. D. PRYOR has loaned over $39,000 for J. B. Watkins & Co., in this county within the past three months. The greater part of it is loaned on from three to five year’s time.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1876.
MRS. JAMES KELLY was presented with a handsome silver cake basket by the members of the Presbyterian choir recently. The choir consists of Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Swain, Misses Jennie Greenlee, and Annie Newman, Frank Baldwin, John Pryor, and John Roberts. The basket is a beauty, and is highly appreciated by the recipient, the choir leader. Mr. Baldwin made the presen­tation speech, and it is said, by those who heard it, to have been in his happiest manner.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.
MESSRS. GALLOTTI, Pryor, Copeland, Roberts, Asp, Franklin, Baldwin, Geo. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ed. Holloway, Jennings, Buckman, and the writer, are on the popcorn committee.
LATER. Messrs. E. S. Torrance and O. M. Seward are on it too.
S. D. Pryor: new wife, Sarah P. Waite, cousin of his first wife...
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1877.
S. D. PRYOR is expected to arrive today with a new wife. Her maiden name was Sarah P. Waite, cousin of his first wife. (They were married January 10, 1877, in Watertown, New York.)
Arkansas City Traveler, January 24, 1877.
S. D. PRYOR has married the cousin of his first wife. Success.
John D. Pryor installed as High Priest, Royal Arch Masons...
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
The following were the officers of Winfield Chapter, No. 31, Royal Arch Masons, installed by P. H. P. Bennett, of Emporia, assisted by P. H. Hargis, of Wichita.
John D. Pryor, High Priest; M. L. Read, King; James A. Simpson, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, Captain of the Hosts; A. Howland, Principle Sojourner; W. G. Graham, Royal Arch Captain; J. W. Johnston, Commander of the 3rd Vail; Perry Hill, Commander of the 2nd Vail; S. H. Myton, Commander of the 1st Vail; Frank Gallotti, Treasurer; N. C. McCulloch, Sentinel.
After the installation P. H. P. Read was presented with a fine lambskin apron and collar and a jewel of office, after which the members, with their wives and ladies, repaired to the Central Hotel, and partook of supper and refreshments prepared especially for the occasion. The supper was gotten up in that good and tasteful style as only the cooks of a first-class house can get up. It was undoubtedly the grandest supper ever given in Winfield. The cakes were trimmed and mementoes with the differ­ent designs and emblems of the Masonic order. Quite a number of members of the order from Wichita, Arkansas City, and Lazette were present.
John D. Pryor has interest in patent lamp of Rev. Rigby...
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1877.
JOHN D. PRYOR is interested with Rev. Rigby in his new patent lamp. We predict success.

John D. Pryor married to  Miss E. J. Greenlee...
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1877.
MARRIED. Mr. John D. Pryor, 28, and Miss E. J. Greenlee, 26, were married by the Rev. J. E. Platter at the Baptist church last night. A crowded house witnessed the ceremony.
John D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 21, 1877.
                                              WINFIELD, KAS. Jan. 23, 1877.
This is a list of officers of Winfield Chapter No. 51, Royal Arch Masons, installed at their hall on Monday evening, January 22nd, 1877, for the ensuing year.
John D. Pryor, High Priest; M. L. Read, King; Jas. A. Simpson, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, Captain of the Hosts; A. Howland, Principal Sojourner; W. G. Graham, Royal Arch Captain; J. W. Johnston, Commander of the Second Vail; S. H. Myton, Commander of the First Vail; Frank Gallotti, Treasurer; C. C. Black, Secretary; N. C. McCulloch, Sentinel.
Past High Priest Hargis, of Wichita, Acting Chief Marshal.
Rev. Rushbridge, though not a member, was Acting Chaplain, he being an invited guest.
The rites were witnessed by the wives and sweethearts of the members, also Prof. G. W. Robinson, Principal of the Winfield schools. The ladies saw those that are near and dear to them clothed in the beautiful robes of the Order, and assigned to stations that are alike responsible and honorable. The Chapter then called “off” to the Central Hotel, where we were all made happy by the commodious and comfortable rooms, and the bounteous repast which we found weary in waiting for those that hunger and thirst, and to which we did ample justice, and went away feeling that it was good for us to be there. JUST A LOCAL.
Mrs. J. D. Pryor member of Philomatic society...
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.
The next regular meeting of the Philomatic society of Winfield will be held at the Courthouse, on Friday evening, March 2nd, 1877.
                                          PROGRAMME FOR THE EVENING.
1. Music by Miss Newman.
2. Select Reading; by Mrs. J. D. Pryor.
3. Weekly Paper, by Rev. J. L. Rushbridge.
4. Music, by Miss Gowen.
5. Answers to scientific questions.
6. Essay by F. S. Jennings.
7. Discussion. Resolved, “That the practice of the law elevates the profession.” Affirmative—Jas. McDermott, W. M. Allison. Negative—C. M. Wood, J. E. Allen.
8. Scientific questions by the audience.
9. Adjournment.
Exercises to begin at 7½ o’clock, p.m. All are invited to attend.
                                                  J. F. JENNINGS, President.
O. M. SEWARD, Secretary.
J. D. Pryor married to Jennie Greenlee...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1877.

We notice by the Telegram of last week that John D. Pryor and Miss Jennie Greenlee were married by Revs. Platter and Rigby, on Wednesday, the 21st past. Mr. Pryor is a young man of considerable distinction, and has secured one of the most estima­ble ladies of Winfield’s society.
Mrs. J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1877.
               Programme Of the Philomatic Society for Friday evening, March 9th, 1877.
 1. Music, By String Band.
 2.  Miscellaneous business.
 3.  Music, Vocal.
 4.  Select Reading, by Mrs. Jno. D. Pryor.
 5.  Music, by String Band.
 6.  Weekly Paper, by Misses Emma Saint and Jessie Millington.
 7.  Music, Vocal.
 8.  Declamations, by Miss Minnie Quarles and Ezra Bartlett.
 9.  Music, by String Band.
10.  Discussion—“Resolved, that man is a creature of circumstances.” Affirmative—M. G. Troup and J. D. Pryor. Negative—G. H. Buckman and C. C. Black.
11.  Music, Vocal.
12.  Answers to Scientific and Historical questions.
13.  Music, by String Band.
14.  Adjournment.
Instrumental music for the evening by Prof. Easton’s string band.
All are invited. F. S. JENNINGS, Pres.
O. M. SEWARD, Secretary.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
City Council met at City Clerk’s office, March 19th, 1877.
Present: M. G. Troup, President of the Council; H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, and C. A. Bliss, councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Mr. R. B. Waite presented to the Council, by his attorney, S. D. Pryor, an ordinance authorizing the vacating of streets and alleys in the City of Winfield. Also an ordinance vacating certain streets and alleys in and adjunct to blocks numbered sixty-five (65) and eight-five (85) in the City of Winfield, and that the lands lying in said streets and alleys be granted to the owners of the lots on each side of said streets and alleys contiguous thereto.
On motion of Councilman Myers the matter was referred to the Council’s committee on streets and alleys.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877.
                                                             BASE BALL.
                                                    Attorneys vs. Businessmen.

That game of base ball on last Tuesday afternoon between the two nines, one of which was made up of attorneys exclusively and the other of businessmen, of this city, was decidedly an interesting one. The players, and a large crowd of spectators, assembled upon the ground, south of town, at [? failed to give time ?] o’clock p.m., soon after which the game commenced, with the attorneys in the field and the businessmen at the bat.
The first man called to the bat was Mr. Thos. Copeland, who made a fair hit, making a home run. Next came Geo. Robinson and A. C. Dickinson, both “fouled out.” Fred Hunt then went to bat and by a fair hit made second base, where he was left by Sid Major being put out by a fly catch, and being the third man out, when the businessmen went into the field and the attorneys to the bat. Mr. L. J. Webb was the first attorney called to the bat and “fouled out.” Mr. Buckman then followed with a fair hit and went to second base. Jno. Pryor went out on three strikes. A. H. Green then went to first base by a good hit, and Mr. Buckman at the same time making a score; Mr. Jennings went out on three strikes, being the third man out, put the side out, leaving Mr. Green on second base. The score was even at the end of the first inning, the businessmen gained five in the second, and the attorneys gained three in the third, leaving the businessmen only two ahead. The businessmen went seven more ahead in the fourth inning and sixteen in the fifth, leaving the score stand as will be seen below. The game was well played considering the fact that most of the players had not played a game of base ball for years and several of them never in their lives. Considerable interest was manifested in the game.
At the beginning of the fifth inning, Mr. Green withdrew from the attorneys, whose place was supplied by Will Holloway, and Geo. Robinson withdrew from the businessmen, whose place was supplied by Mr. Guinn, of Sheridan Township, who made during this inning the strongest hit made during the game and made a home run. O. M. Seward, of the attorneys, did excellent playing behind the bat. The game was called at the close of the fifth inning, at 5 o’clock p.m.; duration of the game 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Score given after article shows that Businessmen had 44 runs; Attorneys had 19 runs.
Players—Businessmen: Copeland, c.; Dickinson, p.; Hunt, F. C., s.s.; Robinson, 1st b.; Major, 2nd b.; Stuart, 3rd b.; Wallis, B. M., l. f.; Hunt, J. S., c. f.; Starwalt, r. f.
Players—Attorneys: Webb, 2nd b.; Buckman, p.; Pryor, J. D., 1st b.; Green, c. f.; Jennings, 3rd b.; Seward, c.; Asp, r. f.
[Note: Courier stated “J. D. McBrian” and Traveler stated “McBryan”from Sedan. Courier does not mention “Boyer.”]
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1877.
The following are the attorneys in attendance at the Cowley County district court now in session: L. J. Webb, J. E. Allen, D. A. Millington, Jennings & Buckman, E. S. Torrance, Hackney & McDonald, James McDermott, A. H. Green, Pyburn & Seward, J. M. Alexander, Pryor & Pryor, Henry E. Asp, Linus S. Webb, of Winfield; C. R. Mitchell, E. B. Kager, James Christian, of Arkansas City; A. L. Redden, of Eldorado; M. S. Adams, of Wichita; J. D. McBrian, of Sedan, Chautauqua County; J. M. White, of Howard City, Elk County.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1877.

The following attorneys were in attendance upon the present term of the District Court: Hon. Alfred L. Redden, of Eldorado; Mr. White, Howard City; Judge M. S. Adams, Wichita; Mr. McBryan, Sedan; Hon. C. R. Mitchell, Amos Walton, Judge Christian, E. B. Kager and Col. McMullen, of Arkansas City; and Messrs. Hackney & McDonald, Pryor & Pryor, Jennings & Buckman, Pyburn & Seward, Jas. McDermott, Henry E. Asp, E. S. Torrance, J. E. Allen, L. J. & Linus Webb, D. A. Millington, A. H. Green, W. M. Boyer, J. M. Alexander, of Winfield.
Mrs. J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.
                                                              Tardy Justice.
EDITOR COURIER: On the evening of May 4th the Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Society, of Winfield, gave a public entertainment, but which, through some combination of circumstances the town papers have failed to notice. Of course the editors are too gallant to neglect, intentionally, such a treat as was on that evening given to the fine audience assembled in the Courthouse. Is it too late to do even tardy justice to this event? Really it was an event that deserves more than a passing notice, for it proved the existence of a society in our city whose aim is the cultivation of the social and intellectual faculties of its members. Can any society have a higher or a nobler purpose?
The salutatory, by Mrs. John D. Pryor, was pronounced admirable and sensible by all who have spoken of it. The quotation of poems from female poets was a brilliant selection of choice thoughts. The essay of Mrs. Tony Boyle, “Waiting,” was most excellent in style and brim full of fine ideas. The reading by Miss Wickersham, Misses Alice and Nellie Aldrich, were quite creditable in manner as well as matter. In the dialogue, “The Country Cousin,” Miss Kate Millington demonstrated her ability to “shine” in the kitchen not less than in the parlor. Mrs. Doctor Mansfield’s wax works formed a collection of beauty, grace, wit, worth, and genius rarely found in one assemblage, and to be justly appreciated, ought to be seen. The hen song was original, unique, mysterious. Only the most cultivated taste and the most refined ear could appreciate its beauties. The baby song, a quotation from Bitter Sweet, was lovely in conception and as lovely in execution. The exercises were interspersed with solos, duets, and quartettes, beautiful in thought and expression. The closing solo, by Miss Gowen, was one of the finest songs of the evening.
Truly may our citizens feel proud of this society, and may we all rejoice when again it will open its doors to a similar entertainment.
S. D. and J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1877.
The District Court commenced its session on Monday with a light docket, and it is to be hoped that it will be cleared up this week. The following members of the bar present: Hon. W. P. Campbell, Judge; E. S. Bedilion, Clerk; R. L. Walker, Sheriff; M. S. Adams, of Wichita, C. R. Mitchell, E. B. Kager, and A. Walton, of Arkansas City; J. McDermott, County Attorney, J. E. Allen, A. J. Pyburn, O. M. Seward, W. M. Boyer, L. J. Webb, W. P. Hackney, J. W. McDonald, E. S. Torrance, H. E. Asp, D. A. Millington, S. D. Pryor, J. D. Pryor, F. S. Jennings, G. H. Buckman, and A. H. Green, of Winfield, attorneys.
J. D. Pryor...

Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
                                                   PIANOS AND ORGANS.
                                                        Prices Low for Cash.
                              Liberal Terms to Those who wish to Purchase on Time.
                                     Payments can be made in Monthly Installments.
                                                        The “Webber” Piano,
                                           The favorite of all first-class musicians.
                                                  The Bloomfield & Otis Pianos
                                                         The Emerson Piano,
                                      The Celebrated “SILVER TONGUE” Organ,
manufactured by the oldest Reed Organ Home in the United States. Elegantly and durably finished. Sweetest tone and extraordinary power.
For circulars and terms apply to
                                  J. D. PRYOR, AGENT, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
Mr. John D. Pryor was appointed Grand Principal Sojourner of the Grand Chapter, and Dr. W. G. Graham, Grand Junior Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Masons, at the recent session of the fraternity at Topeka.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
JOHN D. PRYOR, Esq.: Dear Sir: Referring to our editorial entitled “Crookedness,” in last week’s COURIER, will you state what you know about the transaction therein referred to in relation to Mr. Troup’s connection with that settlement with Mr. Kager? Yours truly,     ED. COURIER. MR. EDITOR: In reply to your inquiry above, I would say that I was Mr. Kager’s attorney referred to in that editorial, and acted in place of Mr. Kager in that settlement. Your statement is correct so far as it relates to Mr. Troup’s connection with it.
                                                Yours truly, JOHN D. PRYOR.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
                                                                A CARD.
                                        WINFIELD, KANSAS, Oct. 31st, 1877.
EDITOR COURIER: In compliance with your request, I herewith submit a statement of the facts in relation to the discovery of the deficiency in the accounts of Mr. Kager, referred to in your editorial article entitled “Crookedness,” in last week’s COURIER, so far as they are within my knowledge.

To begin with, County Treasurer Bryan and myself are both tax-payers in school district No. 5 (Dexter), in this county and both interested in its welfare. Sometime in the summer of 1876, probably in July, I had occasion to, and did, examine the condition of the bond tax fund of that district, and informed myself as to its condition at that time and as to the amount of tax necessary to be levied on the assessment of 1876 to meet the bonds and coupons maturing up to and including June 1st, 1877. That amount (10 mills) was levied. On or about the 4th Monday in January 1877, County Treasurer Bryan prepared and published his first quarterly statement as required by law. That statement showed that district No. 5 had been largely overpaid on account of its bond tax fund, I think something over $300. Shortly after the making of this statement, I happened into Mr. Bryan’s office and he called my attention to the fact that “our district” (meaning No. 5) was in a bad fix. Upon my inquiring what was the matter, he showed me the statement and added that, in addition to the large overpayment there shown, the district had one bond, then past due since the 1st of the preceding June, and still unpaid.
I, referring to the information which I had obtained in the summer before, immediately stated that there was something wrong. That the district could not be in that condition. That there was an error somewhere. Reference was made to the ledger account of the district and an item, of date January 15th, 1877, of sundries $339.01½ was found charged against the district. Mr. Bryan informed me that said item of sundries represented a balance claimed for Kager against the district in final settlement and which claim had been allowed by Troup and the item entered upon the ledger by J. D. Pryor.
I immediately walked into Mr. Troup’s office and called his attention the matter, claiming that there was some mistake. He produced a statement which had been filed by J. D. Pryor for Mr. Kager and proceeded to show me that there could be no mistake. I called his attention to the fact that I had been in his office the summer before, looking into the condition of that district and he admitted having some recollection of that fact.
I then asked him to furnish me with the amount of the levy for bond purposes in that district for the years 1872 to 1875, both inclusive, which he did. (I do not remember the figures.)  I then requested him to take his bond register and tell me the amount of bonds and coupons, issued by that district, which had become due June 1st, 1876, which was still unpaid. This he did and thereby demonstrated the fact that, if Kager had paid all the bonds and coupons which had become due, in fact everything which he could lawfully have paid on account of that district, there would still be a small balance due to the district instead of $339.01½ against it. Having thus convinced Mr. Troup that there was an error somewhere, I left him to find it out. When I next saw Mr. Troup, he informed me that he had discovered the error and that Kager owed district No. 5 $351.69, thereby showing that, at the final settlement, Kager owed that district the sum of $12.67½ instead of the district owing him $339.01½, as claimed by him and as allowed by Troup.
Mr. Troup further stated that there were 12 other districts in the same condition and that the whole amount was $2,561.30.
The above, Mr. Editor, is the full story of the great discovery, so far as I am concerned, and which, I am informed, Mr. Troup denies; I also learn that the commissioners of this county, in a card, have denounced the above facts, with others, as “gross misrepresentations.” In this connection, I desire to state that neither of the commissioners know anything about the facts herein stated, except what may have been told them, and either of the gentlemen ought to have more regard for their reputation as honest and sensible men, than to pronounce as false facts of which they have no knowledge, and I regret exceedingly, for the sake of Cowley County and the Republican party, that the said commissioners are not, to say the least, thoughtful men.

In regard to Mr. Troup’s denial of these facts, I desire to say that if my information is correct, Mr. Troup has, in dealing with this matter, forgotten that he is a gentleman, and has appeared in the role of a blackguard, and, as I do not desire to compete with him for such doubtful honors, I will, so far as that is concerned, “leave him alone in his glory.”
In deciding as to the truth or falsity of Mr. Troup’s denial, it might be well to inquire: If my statement of facts, as above set forth, is not true, what led Mr. Troup, at that particular time, to make an examination of Mr. Kager’s accounts? Mr. Troup admits that in December he examined Kager’s settlement in company with J. D. Pryor and found the sum of $522.17 due to Kager, and he (Troup) ordered Bryan to pay Kager that amount, which Bryan did. Now, if Mr. Troup was not satisfied with the result of that examination, he ought not, as a faithful officer, to have suffered, much less ordered, Bryan to pay Kager that money. If he was satisfied that the statement was correct and that amount of money due Kager, then why examine it again? Surely his attention must have been called to it in the way I have spoken of, if not then, how? Surely at some time matters of this kind must be finally disposed of, and if not so disposed of at the time they are examined and balances paid, then when? And if they are so disposed of at that time, then why examine them again? Mr. Troup, so far, has neglected to state.
Again, Mr. Troup, by his own admission, virtually says, that that statement of Kager’s having been duly examined by the clerk (himself) under the order of the board of county commissioners, pronounced correct and balance shown to be due to Kager, being $522.17, paid, was filed away among the completed records of his office, and, in the regular course of business, would never be looked into again, and the snug little sum of $2,561.30 would have been wholly lost the 13 school districts to which it belonged.
Mr. Troup, I understand, complains that I collected the money and charged 5 percent for so doing. Mr. Troup is right. I collected the money with 15½ month’s interest and charged the 5 percent, which the statute says I shall have for such services, and I am convinced of two facts in regard thereto.
First, that the school districts had better pay me 5 percent than to lose the whole amount, especially as my commission amounted to only about one half of the interest collected.
Second, that I would never have had the opportunity of charging 5 percent, or any other percent, on $522.17 of that amount, if Mr. Troup had not, on the 7th of December last ordered Bryan to pay it to Kager.
Now, Mr. Editor, I have carefully refrained from calling hard names in making this statement. I have not undertaken to say that Mr. Troup is either “dishonest, inefficient, or unfaithful.” I have simply stated the facts and will let the public draw their own conclusions.
If it had not been for serious sickness in my family, I would have met Mr. Troup, face to face, before the people and would not have asked the privilege of communicating with the public through the medium of your paper. JAMES McDERMOTT, Co. Attorney.
I have read the above statement and so far as it refers to me or the records of my office, it is true. T. R. BRYAN, Co. Treasurer.
John D. Pryor has daughter...
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
John D. Pryor came into our office yesterday as though he had just received the papers conveying to him the entire fortune of W. H. Vanderbilt. We asked him about a certain paper and he answered, “It is down home.” It is a girl.
J. D. Pryor...

Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
The Presbyterian Sunday school is fully organized. Last Friday evening officers were elected as follows: Rev. J. E. Platter, superintendent; Henry E. Asp, assistant; G. S. Manser, secretary; T. B. Myers, librarian; Miss Mary Bryant, treasurer; J. D. Pryor, chorister; Mary Bryant, organist; Mrs. Earnest, assistant. The school meets regularly every Sabbath at 3 o’clock p.m.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1877. Editorial Page.
                                               LITTLE DUTCH, Nov. 3, 1877.
EDITOR COURIER: I desire through your column to make a statement personal to myself. Some hard things have been said of me during the campaign to which I would reply that my friends may not be led astray. It has been said in speeches that a certain person (meaning me) was electioneering on the day of the republican convention for a nomination as commissioner because he could be used as Winfield dictated.
A report has been circulated by Mr. Gale’s friends that E. C. Manning had stated that I could be thus used. What the effect of these statements was I neither know nor care, but I wish to say that I have never in any official capacity done anything favoring Winfield against the interests of other portions of the county, and those who have circulated such statements have simply given currency to falsehoods.
Mr. McDermott says the commissioners are not thoughtful men to say the least. He may admit that one of them at least is not so thoughtless, when he learns that he was not the first man to discover an error in the statement submitted by J. D. Pryor. I myself first discovered something wrong in regard to district number 26, in which district I was a taxpayer. I happen to know what I was doing when I signed that card.
Now, Mr. Editor, you would like to make the people of Cowley County believe there was something wrong about the commissioners. You say that but for the efficiency of the County Attorney, the county would have lost so much money, and in another column you attempt to show dishonesty on the part of Mr. Troup and the board of commissioners in the matter of the duplicate tax roll.
It is a little strange that, lawyer as you are, you are not aware that you are getting your efficient County Attorney in a fix, as he is the legal adviser of the board who indorsed the claim “County liable.” I believe that better men than Messrs. Sleeth and Burden for commissioners never were or will be elected to that office in this county, and such stuff as the COURIER contained in relation to them is mere trash fabricated for electioneering purposes.
As for myself, Messrs. Webb and McDermott with the COURIER man have fixed me out. Now, MR. COURIER, I have always been a republican, am now, and expect to remain so. Mr. McDermott deserves no credit in the Kager matter because I discovered an error first, and I think I should have called Mr. Troup’s attention to it just about as repeatedly as I did Mr. McDermott’s for six months after the mistake was discovered.

You are right about my signing Mr. Troup’s card. I did it because I was his friend and believed I was stating the truth in his behalf—not because I was fighting Capt. Hunt, whom I have always considered a gentleman and my friend.
The future will probably develop the motives for using my name in this campaign, while I was not a candidate. Before this reaches you the election will be over, so it cannot be said this is for electioneering purposes. My object is to let my friends have the truth and not be led into error by false statements about the county board. Yours Respectfully,
                                                         WILLIAM WHITE.
[We publish the above because Mr. White feels hurt by some matter which has appeared in the COURIER, and desires to be heard in reply thereto. The strictures we made were in reply to a card which termed our remarks referred to therein “gross misrepresentations,” which was signed by Mr. White, knowing that it was to be published for electioneering purposes. If in proving that we did not misrepresent, we had to hit him, he has no reason to complain. We shall stand by our statement of fact. However, he did not accuse the commissioners of any official wrong, and we think with Mr. White that they are as good men for the office as we ever had or may expect to have. We do not think Mr. White’s statement of facts warrants his conclusion that Mr. McDermott is not entitled to the credit of discovering the error in the account of district No. 5, and of causing the matter to be pursued  until the total sum named was discovered.]—ED.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
The new M. E. church is lighted by the latest style Rigby & Pryor lamps. A brass pipe,  about an inch and a half in diameter, suspended from the ceiling by four rods, passes through the center of the building, upon which, about four feet apart, are a number of lamps, which illuminate the building as well as gas.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
Probably the Winfield schools will employ the present teachers some time; address John D. Pryor, clerk.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
The COURIER will have two special attractions next week. One will be the highly complimented oration delivered by John D. Pryor at the installation of officers of the Masonic Chapter, and the other is an able article from R. H. Pratt on the care and feeding of horses. The edition of the paper will be six pages.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
At the regular convocation of Winfield Chapter No. 31, Royal Arch Masons, held at Masonic Hall, Monday evening, January 14th, the following officers were installed for the ensuing year.
W. G. Graham, H. P.; John D. Pryor, K.; S. C. Smith, S.; M. L. Read, Treasurer; C. C. Black, Secretary; W. C. Robinson, C. A. H.; James McDermott, P. S.;      S. H. Myton, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; Perry Hill, M. 2nd V.; H. Brotherton, M. 1st V.; F. Gallotti, T.
After the installation, an address was delivered by P. H. P. John D. Pryor, and the companions repaired to the Central Hotel and sat down to the best spread of the season. The supper was good and the occasion enjoyed by all present.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 23, 1878.   
MONEY TO LOAN by J. D. Pryor. Inquire of Pryor, Kager & Pryor, at Winfield or Arkansas City.
Kager leaves law firm of Pryor, Kager & Pryor: brothers go alone...
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1878.
Our readers will observe the notice of dissolution of the law firm of Pryor, Kager & Pryor, which appears in another place. Messrs. Pryor & Pryor will continue the business in this city. These gentlemen attend strictly to business and are always ready with their cases. S. D., the senior member of the firm, has practiced in our courts since an early day and has acquired a reputation as an industrious and thoroughly well read lawyer, second to none in Southern Kansas.
                                                          Dissolution Notice.
The partnership heretofore existing between S. D. Pryor, E. B. Kager, and J. D. Pryor, under the firm name and style of Pryor, Kager & Pryor for the practice of law, is hereby dissolved by mutual consent. S. D. PRYOR, E. B. KAGER, J. D. PRYOR.
Feb. 1st, 1878.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1878.
                                                        Real Estate Transfers.
              S. D. Pryor and wife to Thomasine True, 160 acres, n. w. 6, 33, 5; $500.00.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1878.
 S. D. Pryor and wife to Thomas E. True, lots 3 and 4 of s. ½ of n. w. ¼ sec. 6, tp. 33, r. 5.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1878.
PRYOR, KAGER & PRYOR have dissolved the law partnership existing among them.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
BIRTH. S. D. Pryor was stepping around last Saturday with an air of great superiority and we concluded he had won an important case in the supreme court, but have since been informed that he had won an eight pound girl.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
Mr. E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk, furnishes us with the following list of cases which will probably be for trial at the next term of the District Court, commencing on Monday, May 6, 1878.
                                                         CIVIL DOCKET.
                                              J. W. Hamilton v. J. D. Pryor et al.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
Of the condition of the Phenix Insurance Company, of Brooklyn, on the first day of January, 1878:
Gross assets $2,759,001.45
Liabilities, including reinsurance $969,389.79

                                                    JOHN D. PRYOR, Agent,
                                                           Winfield, Kansas.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
                                                       Special Master’s Sale.
                      In the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Kansas.
                                                      No. 1720, In Chancery.
H. F. Bartine, complainant, vs. Cornelius Akers, Susan Akers, and Nichols, Shepard & Co., defendants.
PUBLIC notice is hereby given that under and by virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of the United States, for the district of Kansas, rendered in the above entitled suit, I will, on Saturday the 18th day of May, A. D. 1878, at 1 o’clock p.m. of said day offer at public sale, at auction, and sell without appraisement to the highest and best bidder for cash in hand, at the front door of the Court House in Winfield, County of Cowley, State and District of Kansas, the following described lands and tenements, viz.: The south west quarter (¼) of section No. twenty-eight (28) in township, No. thirty (30), south of range No. four (4) east, containing one hundred and sixty acres, situated in Cowley County, State of Kansas.
                                                    RICHARD L. WALKER,
                                                   Special Master in Chancery.
                             A. L. Williams and S. D. Pryor, solicitors for complainant.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                       S. D. Pryor and wife, S. F. Romine, half acre in 21 32 5, $75.00.
J. D. and S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
                                                  District Court Proceedings.
Monday, May 6th, 10 o’clock a.m. His Honor, W. P. Campbell, on the bench. Present: C. L. Harter, sheriff; E. S. Bedilion, clerk; Jas. McDermott, prosecuting attorney; attorneys C. Coldwell, W. F. Hackney, Henry E. Asp, J. E. Allen, D. C. Beach, E. S. Torrance, J. M. Alexander, A. J. Pyburn, N. C. Coldwell, Jas. Christian, G. H. Buckman, S. D. Pryor, J. Wade McDonald, C. R. Mitchell, J. D. Pryor, C. C. Black, R. C. Story, L. J. Webb, W. M. Boyer, F. S. Jennings, and D. A. Millington.
Motion was made to admit M. G. Troup as member of the bar. Court appointed G. H. Buckman, J. D. Pryor, and L. J. Webb a committee to examine the applicant and adjourned to half past one for the examination and to 8 o’clock on Tuesday morning for the further business of the court. In the afternoon the candidate was examined and admitted.
                                                  District Court Proceedings.
Winfield Courier, May 16, 1878.
Friday, May 10th.
Motion to admit C. H. Payson to the bar. Court appointed S. D. Pryor, J. E. Allen, and L. B. Kellogg a committee of examination. Committee reported favorably and applicant admitted.

S. D. Pryor loses daughter...
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
DIED. Little Orah, the infant daughter of Mr. S. D. Pryor, died last Saturday.
Winfield Courier, May 30, 1878.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor last week started east on a visit, and will be absent for some time.
S. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 5, 1878.
S. D. PRYOR and wife, of Winfield, have been residing on E. B. Kager’s farm during the prevalence of small pox at the county seat.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 5, 1878.
A commandery of the order of Knights Templars, to be known as Mt. Olivet No. 12, was organized in this city, last Monday night, under a charter granted by the Grand Commandery of the State of Kansas. Sir Jno. H. Brown, R. E. P. G. C., of Wyandotte, Special Deputy of the Grand Commandery, presided at the organization. The following are the principal officers, viz: M. S. Adams, Wichita, E. C.; Jno. D. Pryor, of Winfield, General Issimo; and Lewis K. Myers, of Wellington, Capt. General. The present membership of the Commandery is twenty-one. Wichita Beacon.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 12, 1878.
                                              J. D. Pryor, Winfield, Loan Agent.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
                      J. D. Pryor and wife to J. Jordan, ne. 20, 31, 4; 160 acres, $1.00.
Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.
                                                           Sealed Proposals
For labor to be performed and material furnished in the erection of a frame schoolhouse for District No. 1, to be built at Winfield according to plans and specifications to be seen at the office of John Hoenscheidt, architect, will be received by the undersigned up to Friday, July 26, 1878, at 4 o’clock p.m. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all proposals presented. (Signed) J. D. PRYOR, District Clerk.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
                                                                Trial List.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the August A. D. 1878 term of the District Court of Cowley County, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                           SECOND DAY - CIVIL DOCKET.
M. L. Read vs. S. C. Winton et al. [Hackney & McDonald; Pryor & Pryor and A. J. Pyburn.]
Rufus B. Waite vs. Board Co. Commissioners. [Pryor & Pryor; James McDermott.]

Parker & Canfield vs. E. B. Kager et al. [James Christian; Pryor & Pryor.]
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
James W. Hamilton vs. John D. Pryor et al. [C. H. Payson; Hackney & McDonald and Pryor & Pryor.]
James Brayley vs. Jacob C. Groce et al. [Pryor & Pryor.]
Sarah E. Aldrich vs. James A. Kerr et al. [Pryor & Pryor.]
                                           CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
C. M. Henderson vs. Frank Gallotti. [J. E. Allen; Pryor & Pryor.]
James A. Loomis vs. E. B. Kager et al. [James A. Loomis; Hackney & McDonald, Torrance, and Pryor & Pryor.]
                                              CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
Oliver A. Pratt vs. John C. McMullen. [Pryor & Pryor; Webb & Black.]
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
Met Monday morning, August 26th, 1878.
Present: Judge W. P. Campbell, Sheriff C. L. Harter, Clerk E. S. Bedilion, Attorneys McDermott, Torrance, C. Coldwell, N. C. Coldwell, Hackney, McDonald, Pryor, Pyburn, Allen, Jennings, Buckman, Black, Webb, Alexander, Beach, Troup, Jarvis, Asp, of Winfield; and Dennison, of Osage Mission.
                                                TUESDAY—SECOND DAY.
                                            Hamilton vs. Pryor; motion overruled.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878. School Items on Back Page.
                                                      COURSE OF STUDY.
                                              WINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL,
                                   WINFIELD, COWLEY COUNTY, KANSAS.
                                       BY GEO. W. ROBINSON, PRINCIPAL.
                                                        SCHOOL BOARD.
                                                    James E. Platter: Director.
                                                       E. P. Kinne: Treasurer.
                                                        John D. Pryor: Clerk.
                                                DEPARTMENT TEACHERS.
                                         Miss Sarah E. Aldrich, Grammar School.
                                          Miss Emma Saint, Second Intermediate.
                                           Miss Sarah Hodges, First Intermediate.
                                           Miss Allie Klingman, Second Primary.
                                             Miss Mary A. Bryant, First Primary.
Fall term commences Sept. 9, and closes Dec. 24.
Winter term commences Jan. 2, and closes March 21.
Spring term commences March 3rd, and closes May 30.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
                                               MONDAY, September 2, 1878.

Parker & Canfield vs. E. B. Kager et al. Judgment for plaintiffs, $31.94, and foreclosure of mechanic’s lien.
Sept. 4.
R. B. Waite vs. County Commissioners. Judgment for defendants. New trial granted. Continued.
C. M. Henderson vs. F. Gallotti et al. Judgment for plaintiff.
J. W. Hamilton vs. J. D. Pryor et al. Demurrer overruled. Plaintiff given sixty days to amend his petition.
Sept. 5.
James A. Loomis vs. E. B. Kager et al. Judgment for plaintiff against 20 defendants; continued as to 4 defendants.
J. D. Pryor, Vice President, Citizens’ Bank...
Winfield Courier, October 10, 1878.
                                                             Citizens’ Bank.
This institution is now organized as a corporation under the laws of the State of Kansas, with a capital of $50,000. J. C. McMullen is elected president, John D. Pryor, vice president,
B. F. Baldwin, Cashier, and A. W. Berkey assistant cashier. All these gentlemen are stockholders in the bank and are gentlemen of honor and excellent business qualifications. This will become the popular institution of the county and we expect to record its abundant success.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
Judge Campbell came down from Wichita on Monday and the session of court commenced.
Present: His Honor Judge W. P. Campbell; C. L. Harter, sheriff; E. S. Bedilion, district clerk; J. McDermott, county attorney; and Messrs. J. E. Allen, C. C. Black, S. D. Pryor, A. J. Pyburn, J. M. Alexander, F. S. Jennings, C. R. Mitchell, L. J. Webb, E. S. Torrance, N. C. Coldwell, W. M. Boyer, W. P. Hackney, O. M. Seward, C. H. Payson, H. E. Asp, G. H. Buckman, J. D. Pryor, D. C. Beach, W. M. Boyer, C. Coldwell, M. G. Troup, S. M. Jarvis, A. H. Green, attorneys.
Hamilton vs. Pryor. Demurrer sustained; plaintiff amended and defendant required to answer instanter.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
CITIZENS’ BANK is one of the best managed and safest banks in the state. It has a large safe, burglar proof, combination and time locks, and is thoroughly secure. J. C. McMullen, its president, brought a large capital to this place and has built a residence that would do credit to any city. B. F. Baldwin, the cashier, is a young man of means and industry well known in this city. John D. Pryor, the vice president, is a talented accountant and familiar with his business, and A. W. Berkey, the assistant cashier, is quite experienced in the business. All are gentlemen of honor and reliability.

PRYOR & PRYOR are one of the well established law firms in this city. They are men of large means, fully responsible, industri­ous, and strictly attentive to business. They have an extensive law library, and S. D. the senior, is reputed to be one of the best read lawyers in the State. J. D., the junior, is popular as a bank officer, loan, and insurance agent.
S. D. Pryor learns that E. B. Kager is dead. To be buried at Arkansas City...
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
DIED. Mr. S. D. Pryor has just received a postal card stating that E. B. Kager is dead, and that his body would arrive at Arkansas City on last Tuesday for burial.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, January 23, 1879.
The Baptist Church elected the following officers for the year 1879.
James McDermott, treasurer.
Rev. Mr. Rigby, clerk.
C. A. Bliss, Lewis Stevens, James McDermott, R. C. Story, and E. S. Bliss, trustees.
Col. J. C. McMullen and John D. Pryor have been added to the board of trustees as a building committee. Plans and specifica­tions for a new building will be submitted soon.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 19, 1879.
                                                  PUBLICATION NOTICE.
STATE OF KANSAS, COWLEY COUNTY, In the District Court, in said County and State.
To Cresswell C. Endicott, Defendant above named.
YOU are hereby notified that you have been sued by the above named Plaintiff, J. C. McMullen, in the District Court of the Thirteenth Judicial District of Kansas, sitting in and for Cowley County, in the State of Kansas, and that the said Plaintiff on the 15th day of February, A. D. 1879, filed his petition in the above named Court demanding Judgment against you the said Defen­dant, Cresswell C. Endicott, for the sum of Seven Hundred and Thirty-four and Fifty-nine Hundredths Dollars, with interest at the rate of Twelve per cent per Annum from February 15, 1878, on $684.55 thereof and on $25.80 thereof from June 12th, 1878, and from February 12th, 1879, on $24.24 thereof; and that a certain mortgage given by you, the said Defendant, to the Plaintiff, of the South West Quarter of Section Thirty-five, in Township Thirty-four South of Range Four East, in Cowley County, Kansas, be foreclosed; the said lands and tenements ordered to be sold, and the proceeds arising from said sale be applied First, To the payment of all costs. Second. To the payment of the debt due this Plaintiff, including taxes and for such further relief as Plaintiff is entitled to. You are hereby further notified that unless you answer said petition on or before the 4th day of April, A. D. 1879, the said petition will be taken as true, and Judgment rendered against you according to the demands of said petition. PRYOR & PRYOR, Plaintiff’s Attorneys.
Attest, E. S. Bedilion, Clerk of District Court.  [SEAL.]
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1879
Municipal election in the City of Winfield resulted in the election of the Citizen’s Ticket:
Mayor elected: J. B. Lynn; Police Judge: W. M. Boyer; City Attorney: O. M. Seward;
City Treasurer: J. C. McMullen; Treas. Board Education: J. D. Pryor.

Council: H. Jochems, C. C. Black, M. L. Read, and S. H. Myton.
Board of Education: Rev. Rigby, F. S. Jennings, Mr. Randall, and M. G. Troup.
[J. D. Pryor was unopposed in seeking office of Treasurer of the Board of Education in Winfield. He received 502 votes.]
J. D. Pryor purchases residence...
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
J. D. Pryor has purchased the residence on South Loomis street formerly owned by J. C. Franklin, and will occupy it for a residence.
S. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1879.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                                   S. D. Pryor and wife to Jas. Call, se ¼ 27, 33, 4.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                          James W. Hamilton vs. J. D. Pryor et al.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                                 John D. Pryor vs. S. J. Green.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1879.
Judgment was taken for plaintiff in the following cases in default.
John D. Pryor vs. S. J. Green.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
Mr. John D. Pryor is improving his property on Loomis street by a neat addition. Messrs. Swain and Watkins have the work in charge.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1879.
INSURE -IN THE- ETNA OF HARTFORD! Phenix of Brooklyn. Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Companies! The Largest, Safest and Best in the World!
                                JOHN D. PRYOR, AGT., WINFIELD, KANSAS.
                                                     Office over Read’s Bank.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
                                            CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY.
John W. Hamilton vs. John D. Pryor. [C. H. Payson for plaintiff; Hackney & McDonald for defendant.]
Sarah E. Aldrich vs. James A. Kerr, et al. [Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff.]
James C. Topliff vs. Patrick Harkins. [Hackney & McDonald for plaintiff; Webb and Pryor & Pryor for defendant.]
W. H. H. Maris vs. T. W. Gant, et al. [Pyburn and Boyer, Jennings & Buckman for plaintiff; Pryor & Pryor, Webb for defendant.]

P. J. Tuttle vs. Lucy Clark, et al. [Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff; Jennings & Buckman for defendant.]
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
Nancy Rogers vs. O. M. Boyle. [L. J. Webb, Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff; Hackney & McDonald for defendant.]
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
Thos. C. Baird vs. H. C. Merrick, et al. [Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff; C. R. Mitchell for defendant.
Patrick Harkins vs. John Carder, et al. [Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff; C. R. Mitchell for defendant.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY.
Ezekiel Howland vs. E. B. Wright. [C. R. Mitchell for plaintiff; Pryor & Pryor and Hackney & McDonald for defendant.]
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. EIGHTH DAY.
James Jordan vs. C. S. & F. S. railroad. [Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff; A. J. Pyburn for defendant.]
R. B. Waite vs. C. S. & F. S. railroad. [Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff; A. J. Pyburn for defendant.]
                                              CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY.
J. C. McMullen vs. S. T. Endicott. [Pryor & Pryor for plaintiff; C. R. Mitchell for defendant.]
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
PRYOR & PRYOR [S. D. PRYOR/J. D. PRYOR], ATTORNEYS AT LAW and Notaries Public, Winfield, Kansas. Will practice law in Cowley and adjoining counties.
                                                     NO ADDRESS GIVEN.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
A commandery of Knight Templars was instituted in this city, last evening, starting out with the following charter members, comprising some of the best citizens of this city, Oxford, and Arkansas City: John D. Pryor, W. G. Graham, Robt. Allison, Joseph Conklin, Chas. C. Black, S. P. Channell, K. F. Smith, Jas. L. Huey, Jas. Ridenour, A. J. Chapel, Benj. F. Smith, Ansel Gridley, Jas. M. Stafford, R. D. Jillson, A. A. Newman, J. Cairns.
The Commandery will work under dispensation, with the following officers.
E. Commander, W. G. Graham; Generalissimo, Jas. Huey; Captain General, R. D. Jillson; Prelate, Rev. J. Cairns.
J. D. Pryor and E. P. Kinne: partnership, real estate and loans...
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1879.

Messrs. J. D. Pryor and E. P. Kinne have formed a partner­ship in the real estate and loan business. Mr. Pryor is well and favorably known throughout the county, and has, during the past two years, done an immense loan business. Mr. Kinne, having served two terms as Register of Deeds, has a personal knowledge of lands and titles that is almost invaluable in this business. This will make one of the strongest firms in the country, and we predict that their business will extend throughout the entire southwest.
Allison, editor of Telegram, taking Pryor & Pryor offices presently over Read’s Bank. This forces Pryor & Pryor to move...
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1879.
Will Allison is bound to have more room. The Telegram is in a crowded condition, and he proposes to move his office into the rooms now occupied by Pryor & Pryor, over Read’s Bank; take out the partitions and vault foundation in the basement, and convert the whole room into a printing shop. This will be an improve­ment. TELEGRAM
S. D. Pryor: residence on south Manning street...
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1879.
A very pleasant little dinner party was given by Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor on last Thursday at their pleasant home on South Manning street.
Pryor & Pryor & Kinne move into second story of new Bank building being constructed after Fuller and McMullen merge and call new bank “Winfield Bank”...
Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.
On Monday Messrs. Pryor & Kinne moved their office into the second story of the new Bank building. They now have the finest office in town.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
                                           OFFICE OVER WINFIELD BANK.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1880.
We call the attention of the public to the new card of Pryor & Kinne in this number of the TRAVELER. One of the firm can be found every Thursday at the office of C. R. Mitchell, and as they have been favorably known for many years throughout the country we have the best reasons for believing they will receive a liberal patronage.
AD:            S. D. PRYOR.          JNO. D. PRYOR.                             E. P. KINNE.
                                                        PRYOR & KINNE.
                                                 LAND and LOAN AGENTS,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
References given if required. Office over Winfield Bank.
One of the firm will be in Arkansas City on Thursday of each week, at the office of C. R. Mitchell.
J. D. Pryor and E. P. Kinne: real estate business...
Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.
The real estate business of Messrs. Pryor & Kinne is assum­ing large proportions. They are both gentlemen of integrity and business ability, and people are beginning to learn that their representations can be relied upon. One day last week, they sold two farms for $1,600 each, and negotiated loans on seven others.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.

Mr. David S. Sherrard, of Mercer County, Illinois, about ten days ago, and after visiting several days in the northern part of the state, came to Winfield to visit his old friend and pastor, Rev. J. Cairns, and look up the country with a view to a future residence, but thought he would not buy until after he returned; but after visiting around for ten days, he considered to take up his residence in our city. He has just bought By. Terrell’s house and lot in the east part of the city; also a quarter-section of land from Mr. John Pryor, near to Winfield; and 240 acres from Col. J. C. McMullen near the State line, for a stock farm. He is a first-class citizen, and more of the same kind will follow soon. Mr. Sherrard returned at once to settle up his business and return to the city and state of his adoption.
Pryor & Kinne: sell building and lot next to Lynn to West, grocer...
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1880.
Messrs. Pryor & Kinne completed the sale of the store room and lot next to Lynn’s store, last Thursday, for $2,200. Martin West, the south end grocer, is the purchaser. This is one of the best business locations in the city.
Pryor & Kinne...
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
Last Thursday night, between 11 and 3 o’clock, Winfield was visited by the most disastrous conflagration yet happening within her borders. The fire started in the old log store, one of the landmarks of the town, and for years occupied by the COURIER, but was now being used by F. Leuschen as a cabinet shop. The fire is supposed to have originated from the old rags, oil, and varnish in the shop. The alarm was given before the fire was thoroughly underway, and had those first on the ground been furnished with decent appliances, it might have been controlled, saving thou­sands of dollars worth of property. The old log building was like a tinder box and made a very hot fire. Next to it on the east were two buildings, one belonging to C. L. Harter and occupied by the moulder at the foundry, the other owned and occupied by Robert Hudson. These buildings were both destroyed, but the contents were saved.
Immediately west of the log building, across the alley, was an old livery barn belonging to Hackney & McDonald, which was the next to go.
From this the fire was communicated to the Central and Lindell hotels. As soon as it was evident that the hotels must go, the work of getting out the furniture began. Carpets, bedding, crockery ware, and furniture of all descriptions were tumbled promiscuously out of windows and doors into the street, much of it being broken and smashed. The hotels being dry, pine buildings, burned rapidly, sending up large cinders which fell in different parts of the city, making the utmost vigilance neces­sary to keep them from igniting buildings three blocks from the fire.
When the two hotels caught, everyone turned their attention toward saving the buildings on either side of the street. They were covered with men who handled buckets of water and barrels of salt, and by their exertions prevented the fire from spreading and destroying the larger part of the business portion of our city.
The old part of the Central Hotel was owned by Jas. Jenkins, of Wisconsin. The new part of the Central Hotel was owned by Majors & Harter. They had sold out to A. H. Doane, and were to have given possession Saturday morning.

The Lindell Hotel was owned by J. M. Spencer, and was leased by Jas. Allen one month ago.
Our citizens generously opened their homes to the homeless people, and accommodations were offered for more than was needed.
The following is a list of the losses and insurance.
Captain Stevens, store, loss $1,000; no insurance.
Fred Leuschen, furniture store and dwelling, loss $1,200. Insurance on stock, in Home, of New York, $300.
C. L. Harter, tenant dwelling, loss $300; no insurance. Tenant had no loss except damage.
Robert Hudson, dwelling, loss $800. Mrs. Hudson removed most of her furniture. No loss except damage. No insurance on either house or contents.
Hackney & McDonald, livery stable occupied by Buckhart, loss $800; no insurance.
Central Hotel, main building: James Jenkins, loss $3,500; insurance, $1,500 in the Atlas.
Central Hotel, Majors & Harter portion: loss to building, $2,500; insurance, $2,100, as follows: Westchester, Springfield Fire & Marine and Hartford, $700 each. [Their insurance was on building and furniture.]  The loss of Majors & Harter in excess of their insurance will be upwards of $3,000.
PUZZLING! $2,100-INSURANCE...AND YET $700 EACH ($1,400)...DOES
           ON CONTENTS!
J. M. Spencer, Lindell Hotel, loss $2,500; insurance $1,000, as follows: Fire Association, $500; Phenix, of Brooklyn, $500; James Allen, loss $1,000; insurance, $800.
Policies are in the agencies of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co.; Curns & Manser; and Pryor & Kinne. The companies are all first class, and the losses will be promptly adjusted and paid.
Pryor & Kinne: selling lots in Howland addition...
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
See “ad” of Pryor & Kinne in reference to the Howland addition, in another column.
Pryor & Kinne platted and are selling lots in the Howland addition. This is one of the finest portions of the city, and persons desiring residence property cannot find a more pleasant location.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
John D. Pryor has a handsome little girl baby at his house, of regulation weight and as frisky as anybody’s baby.
Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.
The recent rains have caused great activity in real estate transactions, and the real estate firm of Pryor & Kinne have their hands full. Lands placed with them change owners rapidly.
Pryor & Kinne: Silliman joins firm...
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.
Mr. H. E. Silliman is loaning money. His office is with Pryor & Kinne, and a notice thereof appears in another column.

S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
                                                           BUT SLIPS UP.
On the opening of the last term of court in Sumner County, Hon. S. D. Pryor, of this city, appeared as counsel for the one defendant who had filed an answer in a suit in which were two other defendants in default. The plaintiff and Pryor’s client had agreed upon a judgment, and Campbell rendered judgment according to the agreement. As is usual, Pryor drew up a journal entry, and obtaining the endorsement of the opposing attorney, left it with the clerk to be copied on the journal. Pryor then came home. Afterward Campbell got the copy for journal entry, wrote across it: “This is not the judgment of the court.”; and ordered the county attorney to file an information against Pryor to disbar him. The county attorney tried to obey orders, but failed to find material to make a valid complaint. Campbell then appointed an investigating committee of three lawyers, who inquired into the subject matter of Campbell’s charge against Pryor, and finally reported, completely exonerating Mr. Pryor from any improper act or conduct unbecoming an attorney.
Thus Campbell failed in his attempt to crush out a lawyer whose only offense is that he is opposed to Campbell’s re-election. He may succeed in bulldozing and intimidating many attorneys into his support, but will get his walking papers from the people “all the same.”
Pryor & Kinne: H. E. Silliman ad...
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
MONEY TO LOAN. On Real Estate on 2 to 5 years’ time. Call and get terms before you borrow elsewhere. Office with Pryor & Kinne. H. E. SILLIMAN.
Pryor & Kinne: Telephone connection to courthouse...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
Pryor & Kinne have a telephone from their office to the courthouse.
J. D. Pryor and E. P. Kinne...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
At the meeting of the Directors of The Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining and Smelting Company, of Sherman, Colorado, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.
Hon. W. P. Hackney, President.
John Service, Vice-President.
T. K. Johnston, Treasurer.
E. P. Kinne, Secretary.
F. Gallotti, General Manager.
Advisory Board: S. C. Smith, M. G. Troup, John D. Pryor.
Special Executive Committee: T. K. Johnston, E. P. Kinne, F. Gallotti.
Mrs. J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.

RECAP ONLY: The Tremont House at Wichita was on last week (Tuesday) the scene of festivity and gaiety on the occasion of the marriage of Mr. Charles W. Bitting and Miss Mary Deming. [Millington men­tions that he and his wife attended in company with their daugh­ter, Jessie, and Mrs. J. D. Pryor.]  Bitting, he says, is a member of one of the leading mercantile firms of Wichita.
                         Among gifts given: Celluloid comb and brush, Mrs. J. D. Pryor.
J. D. Pryor, E. P. Kinne: Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining and Smelting Co....
Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1880.
At the meeting of the citizens of Winfield in the interest of the Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining and Smelting Company, an organization was perfected and the following officers elected: President, Hon. W. P. Hackney; vice president, John Service; treasurer, T. K. Johnston; secretary, E. P. Kinne; general manager, Frank Gallotti; advisory board—S. C. Smith, M. G. Troup, John D. Pryor. A special executive committee, consisting of T. K. Johnston, Frank Gallotti, and E. P. Kinne, was selected.
J. D. Pryor and E. P. Kinne: agents for phone company...
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
Pryor & Kinne have a telephone in good working order con­necting their office with E. S. Bedilion’s office at the courthouse. It saves them a great many journeys to the court­house to make inquiries about the public records. They are agents for the Telephone Company, and will soon be in a position to put up more telephones.
J. D. Pryor: Knights Templar reunion...
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
Winfield is partly depopulated by the great exodus to the Knight Templars triennial reunion in Chicago. Last Saturday and Sunday the trains were loaded with excursionists, many of whom were taking this opportunity to visit friends in the east with the excursion rates for fares. A great many went from here whose names have not been given us, but the following are some that we know of: Dr. W. G. Graham and wife, Capt. S. C. Smith, E. P. Kinne, J. E. Conklin, Capt. James McDermott, Rev. J. Cairns and wife, Rev. J. A. Hyden and wife, J. D. Pryor, R. D. Jillson and daughter, Mrs. D. A. and Miss Jessie Millington. C. C. Black and wife, J. W. Johnson and daughter, J. P. M. Butler and wife, Miss Jennie Melville, G. H. Buckman, J. C. and Miss Ioa Roberts, Will Baird and wife, Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Jacob Nixon and wife, J. S. Hunt, and T. R. Bryan.
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
Dr. Graham and J. D. Pryor got left while returning from Chicago. We suggest that they reform the pernicious habit of smoking and stay among the civilized. In that way they can escape being switched off on the Fort Scott track where all smokers go.
S. D. Pryor and J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 1, 1880. Front Page.
                                            CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY.
                                   S. D. Pryor and J. D. Pryor vs. Frank Lorry et al.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.

Mrs. Sam Pryor has returned home after an absence of two months, and S. D. Pryor now looks smiling and pleasant as of old.
J. D. Pryor and Kinne...
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1880.
Pryor & Kinne have been doing a lively business in real estate for several weeks past. Last week they succeeded in locating Mr. Wood, a brother of our Warren Wood, in Beaver township. We don’t know Mr. Wood’s politics; but if he is anything like Warren, Beaver is the place for him. They need a few more Republicans in that locality.
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1880.
Pryor & Kinne have furnished their office with an immense fire and burglar proof safe, one of the largest in town. Fred Kropp had the contract for putting it into the second story from the ground, and did the work without a Jar. Fred understands the business.
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1880.
Pryor & Kinne’s office resembled a barbershop last Saturday. The rooms were filled with people waiting for their turn. The increase of their Real Estate and Loan business during the past few months has been immense, and they today occupy a leading position among the live business firms of southern Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, October 28, 1880.
The ladies of the Library Association held a social Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, which was a very pleasant affair and a success. The ladies are doing a good work in supporting this library with none too much assistance and encouragement, but they persevere and are bound to succeed. They have an invoice of new books and expect to have their rooms open again regularly after the election is over.
Brothers: Rev. T. H. Pryor, S. D. Pryor, J. D. Pryor: visit...
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.
Rev. T. H. Pryor, of Reynolds, Ill., is visiting his broth­ers, S. D. and J. D. Pryor, in this city.
Pryor & Kinne: obtain insurance business of Charles Clayton...
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
Charley Clayton has sold his insurance business to Pryor & Kinne.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
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.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor and E. P. Kinne: at Col. McMullen’s house...
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Col. McMullen and lady entertained a number of friends at their home last week. The elegant parlors were comfortably filled, and we, at least, passed a pleasant evening. Those present were: Mayor and Mrs. Lynn, Rev. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Prof. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Loose, Mr. and Mrs. John Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mrs. Buck and son, of Emporia, and Mr. Harris, of Bushnell, Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. (?) Pryor...
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, assisted by Miss Clara Brass, received a number of their friends last Tuesday evening, among whom were Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. Tresize, Mr. and Mrs. Horn­ing, Mr. and Mrs. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Sydal, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown. The supper was magnificent, and the evening passed in the most jovial and pleasant manner. The host and hostess, by their graceful and unassuming ways, made all feel in the happiest humor.
Pryor & Kinne: fire, insurance covered fire damage...
Winfield Courier, February 3, 1881.
The fire on Wednesday morning was a practical illustration of our helplessness in case of a conflagration. The business portion of the town was saved more as the result of favorable conditions than anything else. A strong wind was blowing from the north, and the heat on the stone wall on the south was great enough to crack the wall, and partially calcine the stone. The Turk will see the destruction of hundreds of buildings and ascribe it to “fate,” or as a punishment sent on them by Allah. We believe the Lord protects and helps those who help themselves. Let us not be like the Turk, but show ourselves the intelligent, practical businessmen we are, by guarding against a conflagration that may destroy the business portion of our beautiful city.

At about three o’clock Wednesday morning the night watchman discovered the building owned by G. A. Rhodes on Main street to be on fire. The alarm was quickly given, but owing to the cracking of the fire bell, it was of short duration, and but a comparatively small crowd was in attendance. The flames were first discovered in the rear of Graham’s meat market, and from that it communicated to Rhodes’ coal office and then to Daniel Sheel’s furniture store. The further progress of the flames, both north and south, was stopped by stone walls. The “engine” was not in working order, and did nothing. All the crowd could do was to save as much of the contents of the buildings as possible, and watch them burn. The losses and insurance is as follows:
George Rhodes, building, office furniture, and fixtures, $700. No insurance.
Mr. Graham, meat market, furniture, fixtures, and stock, $350. No insurance.
Daniel Sheel, building, value $500. Insurance $200 in the Lancashire, Pryor & Kinne, agents. Stock, an insurance of $1,000 in the Home, of New York, Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., agents. Total loss on stock unknown.
Bahntge building on the north, slight damage to wall and awning.
George Ellsberry’s building on the south, a damage of about $150 to wall and awning. Insured.
Mr. Bryant removed a portion of stock. Loss unknown.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor and Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Kinne...
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
                                                     CRYSTAL WEDDING.
Mr. and Mrs. Shrieves celebrated the 15th anniversary of their marriage by inviting their friends to attend their crystal wedding on Tuesday evening, February 8th. Accord­ingly a merry party filled the omnibuses and proceeded to their residence, one mile east of town, and spent an evening of unal­loyed pleasure. Mrs. Shrieves, assisted by her sisters, Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Wm. Shrieves, entertained their guests in a graceful and pleasant manner. Although invitation cards announced no presents, a few of the most intimate friends pre­sented some choice little articles in remembrance of the occa­sion.
The following were present: Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Butler, Miss Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robin­son, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Dr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Rev. and Mrs. Hyden, Rev. and Mrs. Platter, Mrs. Houston, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson, Rev. and Mrs. Borchers, Mr. and Mrs. Meech, Mr. and Mrs. Millhouse, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Mr. Hendricks, and John Roberts.
Mr. and Mrs. (?) Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 10, 1881.
A large number of Doctor and Mrs. W. T. Wright’s friends surprised them at their home Monday evening. The “sortie” was made from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Pryor, where the party gathered, about fifteen strong. After capturing the Doctor and his lady, the party took charge of the house, and until near midnight joy and pleasure reigned supreme.
S. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881. Front Page.

                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
                                            S. D. Pryor et al vs. M. L. Read et al.
J. D. Pryor and E. P. Kinne...
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Below are statements of businessmen and leading citizens of this city and county.
                                                        PRYOR & KINNE,
Real estate and loan agents. The demand for farms and the prices of real estate are about the same in this county as they were a year ago. There are many newcomers who appear to be men of standing and of more wealth than those who came last year. They do not hesitate to buy on account of prohibition, but express gratification on account of it. We believe prohibition is going to be a great benefit to our county by inducing the better class of people to settle here.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 12, 1881.
Hon. A. L. Redden was elected judge pro tem last week to try the case of Pryor versus Read, which had been tried by referee and decision rendered for defendant. Judge Redden reversed the decision of the referee, deciding for the plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, May 12, 1881.
The following cases have been disposed of by the court up to date.
Pryor & Pryor vs. Read—A. L. Redden, judge pro tem—report of referee set aside.
Mrs. J. D. Pryor, J. D. Pryor, S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
A committee of ladies was appointed to canvass for clothing, bedding, etc., consisting of Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mrs. Earnest, Mrs. Jewell, Mrs. Van Doren, Mrs. Horning, Mrs. Albro, Mrs. Spotswood, Miss Nellie Cole, and Miss Mary Steward.
                            Cash Contributed: J. D. Pryor, $5.00; S. D. Pryor, $2.00.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, July 14, 1881.
M. L. Read and J. C. McMullen were appointed a committee to assist the Probate Judge in counting the funds in the hands of the County Treasurer.
They remitted taxes for M. J. Gilkey and J. D. Pryor, and corrected several erroneous tax sales of school lands.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, September 15, 1881.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor has returned from her eastern visit.

J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 9, 1881.
Mr. John D. Pryor and Mr. Thorpe, of Winfield, spent a few hours in the city yesterday, and of course visited the TRAVELER. The latter gentleman is thinking of starting a tannery at the “hub,” and came down to look at an engine for sale here. This enterprise is needed in this section, and will pay well.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
Court is in session: the lambs and the lions are mingling together in harmony under the soothing influence of Judge Torrance’s presence. Among the lions we notice Henry H. Asp,
T. H. Soward, Frank Jennings, G. H. Buckman, D. C. Beach, O. M. Seward, J. E. Allen, Jas. O’Hare, S. D. Pryor, James McDermott, A. P. Johnson, A. H. Green, W. P. Hackney, A. B. Taylor, Lovell H. Webb, C. R. Mitchell, Joe Houston, Cal. Swarts, Charlie Eagan, and others. The list of lambs can be found in our Court docket of last week.
Cowley County Courant, November 24, 1881.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
Mayor Troup and S. D. Pryor went over to Independence Tuesday morning to look after some cases in the Montgomery court.
S. D. Pryor...
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
Messrs. Hackney, Troup, Pryor, and Boyle returned from Independence Saturday night. The Hitchcock-Tarrant case was given to the jury Friday, who wrestled with it until Saturday evening, bringing in a verdict in favor of Tarrant. We under­stand that they stood at first, ten for Tarrant and two for Hitchcock. The case will probably be appealed to the Supreme Court. The other Winfield cases were put over until next week.
J. D. Pryor...
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
Winfield Commandery No. 15, Knights Templar, held their annual installation of officers on Friday evening. The following are the officers: W. G. Graham, E. C.; J. C. McMullen, G.; James McDermott, C. G.; Chas. C. Clack, S. W.; J. W. Johnston, J. W.; S. H. Myton, Treas.; J. D. Pryor, Rec.; S. A. Cook, W.; Mr. Stafford, Std. B.; S. H. Myton, Std. B.
S. D. Pryor vs. M. L. Read...
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
When Judge Torrance came upon the bench the several cases on the docket in which he was attorney were transferred to the 12th Judicial District Court, which is now in session at Independence. The most important cases were Hitchcock vs. Tarrant, Boyle vs. Rogers, and Pryor vs. M. L. Read, and all the rest of E. B. Kager, County Treasurer’s, bondsmen. The most of these cases come up this week and a great many of our citizens and their attorneys are in attendance.

J. D. Pryor: patented Journal for bookkeepers...
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.
Mr. J. D. Pryor has patented a new style of Journal for bookkeepers which does away with a large share of the labor necessary to run a complete set of double-entry books and greatly simplifies the work. It is the most complete thing of the kind we have ever seen. The COURIER has purchased one.
Pryor Brothers...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
The Kager bond suit is not a thing of the past yet. Pryor Bros., of Winfield, have sued the bondsmen to recover $3,000 they claim to have loaned him to pay the amount in defalcation. The suit was tried at Independence, Kansas.
J. D. Pryor...
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
A COURANT item snatcher went to the train Tuesday at eleven o’clock to meet the other end of his household, and failing to find her there, jumped aboard and went to Arkansas City just for the fun of the thing. Not having been there for about eight years, we felt a lurking desire to once more get a little sand in our off ear, and see a number of the old-time Cowley County boys who were still swinging to the ragged edge. Some people sneer and snarl at Arkansas City, but usually it is someone like Ed. Greer, who don’t know any better.
John Pryor and T. H. Soward escorted us to the city, on account of our modesty, and strange as it may seem, we were met at the depot and conveyed uptown in one of the finest turnouts ever drawn by horses in Arkansas City. It was an elegant new bus, ordered, no doubt, for our special benefit, and whether it is believed or not, we were only charged twenty-five cents each for that magnificent ride. The band had intended to meet us, but some of the members had engagements with the dusky maidens of Kaw extraction, and failed to put in an appearance.
Soward and Pryor seemed very much disappointed on account of the non-arrival of the band, but we are used to disappointments, and passed the slight by without a word or thought. We never did like to ask anyone to give up fun for the purpose of contributing to our amusement.
Arriving at the hotel we were amply repaid for the trip by gentlemanly treatment and a splendid dinner, carried to us by a young lady so handsome that the sight of her black eyes almost took John Pryor’s breath away. There was another girl in the dining room, ugly enough to stop a clock, but then she is kept there for the purpose of waiting on Arkansas City fellows, like C. M. Scott, Henry Peter Standley, and Charley McIntire. That hotel man understands his business, and well knows it would never do to let a pretty girl carry eatables to these gentlemen. It would take away her charms and wear her out.
There is an opinion prevalent here in Winfield that Judge Soward is not very healthy from midship to the ground, but anyone who will go with him to Arkansas City and follow him over the hills and hollows, through the sand, and over the uneven side­walks two or three hours, as we did, will pronounce him possessed of more “dexterity and intrepidity” than any professional gentleman in this section. Soward is modest, or we would tell something sweet on him.

Pryor brothers suit relative E. B. Kager...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 11, 1882.
Pryors’s suit against the bondsmen of E. B. Kager, held at Independence, Kansas, was postponed until the next term of Court.
J. D. Pryor: business calendar adopted by eastern insurance companies...
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.
One of the largest eastern insurance companies has adopted Mr. J. D. Pryor’s business Calendar. It is one of the nicest things John’s inventive mind has yet conceived and is invaluable to businessmen.
Pryor brothers...
Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.
We call the attention of our citizens to the communication from Mr. Thorpe in this issue, and we are glad to see them investigating the matter. The prospect of such a manufactory is decidedly pleasant to us, and we would like to see the matter given full attention. We don’t think there is any danger of Winfield becoming a “way station,” but we would not lose an opportunity to build up this city or advance her interests. Winfield is flourishing now, and we want it to continue in so doing and we think all our businessmen are with us in that desire.
The following are some of the well known citizens who fully endorse my proposition and who also agree to take shares in the corporation.
                         Mentioned by Thorpe in his letter: Messrs. S. D. Pryor & Bro.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
The Floral Store for sale or rent. See J. D. Pryor.
J. D. Pryor’s dog poisoned...
Cowley County Courant, March 23, 1882.
Some wicked person has poisoned John Pryor’s watch dog, and John says it’s a dog gone shame, as he will have to sit up nights with his chicken coop now. John should be thankful that the nights are growing warm.
(?) Pryor and Kinne handle case in court...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
In Justice Buckman’s court the cases of John H. Lindly vs. A. T. Shenneman and James Lindly vs. same, action in replevin, judgment for plaintiff. Pryor & Kinne for plaintiffs, and Capt. J. M. White, of Howard, for defendant.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
The Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid Society meets this (Thursday) afternoon with Mrs. S. D. Pryor.
Hoax! Next four items by Courant relative to J. D. Pryor...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
John D. Pryor has purchased the Winfield Meat Market hereto­fore owned by Miller & Dix, and is going to make a bloody butcher of himself.

Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
John D. Pryor is getting it on the nose regularly now. A week ago he had the misfortune to kill his last calf with a stone. Then we were gulled into lying about him going into the butcher business. Then to cap the whole thing, last evening when it commenced raining, John started home from the lodge room in a dead run, when it was so dark he could hardly keep to the side­walk. As he was dashing along, something came against him like a cyclone going down hill, and John went home and had his mouth dressed up so as to be able to work today. This morning he came up the street with the intention of sweeping up the remains of the man who had run against him, but the flood had carried away all signs of the collision.
Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
It was Hobert Vermilye who stopped John Pryor as he was running home in the storm Friday night. He stopped him on his mouth and nose, but it was sometime after John was in bed with a plaster on his mug before Hobert knew he had been knocked down, and not until Saturday evening did he ascertain the cause of his soreness. Pryor looked around for his friend a few minutes after the collision, but could not find him, and supposed he had run. But all the while Hobert was lying there upon the ground sense­less. It was not until after he had been rained on for an hour or so that he came to and got up. Each thought he had been struck by lightning. There is a little moral to this whole business, boys! Hereafter, when it is so dark that you can’t see anyone in front of you, don’t run into them.
Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
That item of ours a few days ago about John D. Pryor buying the Winfield meat market was all a lie, and Geo. Miller was to blame for it. John threw a stone at his calf the day before, and killed it, the stone striking it in the forehead, and the bloody butcher induced us to misrepresent John in consequence.
J. D. Pryor’s collision with Hobert Vermilye...
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
                                                               A Collision.

Two of our citizens met with a serious mishap Friday night, which although not very pleasant to the parties concerned, is laughable in some respects. Mr. John D. Pryor had been uptown quite late attending lodge. Hobert Vermilye had been downtown quite late attending a small mass meeting. He started home about the same time John did. The wind was blowing a gale and the rain was coming down in fitful gusts that almost chilled the marrow in the bones of these two midnight ramblers. Persons out on a night like this are wont to tuck their heads down, shut their eyes, and go bowling along without regard to surroundings, and this is what the aforesaid gentlemen did. Even this would have been all right had the sidewalk in front of Charlie Bahntge’s been made wide enough for two to pass, but it wasn’t and they came together like two animated goats. The recoil was terrific and both were landed in the mud beside the walk about a hundred feet apart. John came to in about three minutes, and after crawling around for a time to find his assailant, went on home enveloped in mud and darkness, and breathing imprecations on the man who would lay in wait for a fellow and hit him with a stuffed club. Hobert Vermilye was not so fortunate. He was knocked senseless by the concussion and laid in the road as much as an hour before he was able to get home. Two of his front teeth were broken off, another knocked out, and the balance so roughly dealt with that they rattled when he walked. His face was cut up considerably. Hobert was also of the opinion that someone had waylaid him; but as an inventory found him possessed of forty cents, a pocket knife, and ten toothpicks, he was compelled to admit that he had not been robbed. The next morning each arose, bandaged up his head, and resolved to keep an eye open for suspicious looking characters. About noon they came together, when the true facts as above narrated came to light.
J. D. Pryor...
Cowley County Courant, April 27, 1882.
J. D. Pryor, Attorney at Law, of Winfield, was in this city Monday and Tuesday attending to a suit in Justice Bowen’s court. Howard Courant.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
This is Court week and our lion-like attorneys are in clover. The following gentlemen are present: A. J. Pyburn of La Mars, Missouri; C. R. Mitchell, of Geuda Springs; Senator Hackney, Judge McDonald, Judge Tipton, Jas. O’Hare, Henry E. Asp, S. D. Pryor, J. F. McMullen, D. C. Beach, O. M. Seward, J. E. Allen, A. P. Johnson, James McDermott, P. H. Albright, T. H. Soward, Geo. H. Buckman, M. G. Troup, and County Attorney Jennings.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                                A CARD.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
Hon. Jas. McDermott, Winfield, Kansas.
DEAR SIR: We the undersigned citizens of Cowley County, Kansas, anxious that an able and faithful man represent us in the coming legislature, and ever mindful of the important legislation that will come before that body, unite in requesting you to become a candidate for the office of Representative from this district, July 11th, 1882.
                                     J. D. Pryor was one of those who signed card.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
For Sale. 450 merino ewes and 150 lambs. Also 350 graded Missouri ewes and 125 lambs. Call on or address J. D. Pryor or C. W. Gregory, Winfield, Kansas.
Mamie Pryor, daughter S. D. Pryor.
Also: Margie Pryor, daughter of J. D. Pryor??? Later: Maggie???...
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.

A happy crowd of very little folks met as per invitation at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman Wednesday afternoon, to celebrate the third birthday of little Miss Stella Buckman. It was one of the few real jolly parties that have been held this season. The ceremony of introduction was dispensed with and each one present seemed imbued with unusual conversational power. In the matter of real, solid enjoyment, it was the model party of the age. Little Miss Stella was the recipient of many beautiful presents from her youthful friends. Those present were Misses Flora Moorehouse, Maud Miller, Mamie Pryor, Margie Pryor, Gracie Gary, Edna Glass, Inez Crippen, Blanche Troup, Nellie Harden, June and Bessie Schofield, and Mattie Marshall. Our future statesmen were represented by Masters Willie Nixon, Edgar Powers, Johnnie Crippen, Willie Troup, Ralph Brown, Eddie Greer, Harvey Harden, Baron Bahntge, Roy Robinson, Robbie Platter, and Royal Carver. As this was the first event in the social life of the little ones, it will be remembered with much pleasure.
J. D. Pryor, Mrs. J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
                                            “CLASS G”—MECHANIC ARTS.
This class was the most closely contested on the grounds. The competition in churns, sewing machines, washing machines, and such like is always lively.
The 1st premium for best churn was awarded to Brotherton & Silver, and the 2nd to Geo. Bull and John D. Pryor.
                                            “CLASS M”—TEXTILE FABRICS.
This department was magnificent, and both in quantity and quality, and was an honor to the county and the ladies, whose skill with the needle was so well attested by the many beautiful articles, wrought in all conceivable shapes and styles.
The judges had a difficult job to perform, but they did it as well as could be expected, many of the tags being lost and misplaced.
Second premiums were awarded to Amy Chapin on log cabin quilt; Mrs. John A. Maus for crochet tidy; Mamie Fahey for embroidery on canvas; Mrs. J. D. Pryor for patch quilt; Mrs. Olds for dress; Mrs. Trezise for cotton quilt.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.
                                                    It Does Prohibit a Little.
Ed. Weitzel was tried last week before Justice Buckman for selling beer and whiskey contrary to law. The trial lasted three days. Jennings & Troup and Henry E. Asp prosecuted and J. Wade McDonald and S. D. Pryor defended. Saturday evening the jury of twelve, after consulting two or three hours, brought in a verdict of guilty. The Justice assessed a fine of $200, and costs. The costs, attorney’s fees, and some little outside matters which he would not like to mention, must have cost him about $250, and there are yet five complaints against him to be tried. He took an appeal with a thousand dollar bond. If tried in the District Court, the witness who happened (?) to be absent will be present, there will be no doubt about the result, and it will probably cost him $1,000 in all. Frank Manny says that Ed. was an officer of the Good Templars and a warm advocate of the prohibition amendment and that he is now taking his own medicine so he must not squeal.

It seems that Ed. commenced selling at his hotel stand, which he was using as a billiard hall, during fair week. He hired W. D. Smith to tend bar for him at $25 per month. He kept his business so close that it did not get out on him until last week. He had then sold intoxicating liquors to the amount of about $60. Frank Jennings got hold of it, investigated the matter, and made six complaints against him and one against the boy, Smith, his bar tender. Ed. got bail for himself, but let Smith go to jail. Ed. was tried on one case, convicted and fined $200, and cost. Smith plead guilty and was fined $100. Ed. then plead guilty on another complaint and was fined $100. The fines and costs in all amounted to over $600, besides attorney fees and other expenses, with four complaints standing against. Verily the way of the transgressor is hard.
Mamie Pryor’s birthday: daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Also present: Maggie and Edna Pryor (daughters of J. D. Pryor???)...
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
                                                        Little Folks’ Party.
A large number of little folks gathered together at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor Monday afternoon to celebrate with little Mamie her third birthday. The crowd was the jolliest and liveliest we have seen and each of the little folks seemed to take in the full measure of enjoyment. A splendid repast was set for them which they attacked with a relish. Little Mamie received a large number of elegant presents from her young friends. The following is a list of the presents and of those present: 1 silver set knife, fork, and spoon; 2 Majolica plates; 2 gold sash pins; 1 gold ring; 1 child’s decorated china wash stand set; 1 child’s dinner castor; 1 hand painted mug; 1 porte-monnaie; 5 China cups and saucers; 2 China mugs; 1 glass mug; 1 doll’s parlor suite; 1 autograph album; 1 photograph album; 1 wood tea set combination table and cupboard; 1 Brittania tea set; 2 child’s glass sets; sugar bowl; butter dish, etc.; 3 dolls; 2 doll’s canopy top phaetons; 1 doll and carriage; 2 picture books; 1 flat iron and stand; 1 bell cart and span of goats; 1 bouquet; 1 basket of flowers; 1 satin puff box; 1 panorama egg; 6 elegant birthday cards; 1 little brown jug; 1 necklace of pearl beads; 1 shell box; 1 photograph with frame; 2 China match safes; 2 bottles perfumery; 1 card receiver (Kalo Meda); 2 handkerchiefs (embroidered); 1 collar; 1 tooth-pick holder.
Present: Misses Birdie Wright, Edna Glass, Blanche Bliss, Blanche Troup, Stella Buckman, Mamie Black, Frankie Black, Mary Spotswood, Maggie Pryor, Edna Pryor, Muriel Covert, Annie McDonald, Clara Austin, Pearl E. Snyder, Maggie Johnson, Emma Johnson, Bernice Bullen, Beryl Johnston, Nina Nelson, Nona Nelson, Lube Myton, Josie Myton, Ethel Carruthers, Mary Brotherton, Bell Brotherton, Nina Harter, May Harter, Maud Miller, Gertie Lynn, Effie Lynn, Edna Short, Alma Miller, Mollie Trezise, Lillie Trezise, Fannie Bryan, Flossie Bullen, Ollie Newcomb, Edna Fitch, Maud Cooper, Daisy Clark.
Masters Eddie Greer, Eddie Thorp, Ralph Brown, Roy Robinson, Bertie Silliman, Vere Hollenbeck, Charles F. Green, Charlie Sydal, Henrion McDonald, Dolphi Green, Clare Bullen, Bruce Carruthers, Edgar Powers, Charlie Lynn, Paul Bedilion, Codie Waite, Zack Miller, Willie Trezise, Carl Farringer, Walter Baird, and Willis Young.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1882.
John D. Pryor, one of Winfield’s prominent lawyers, was in the city Monday.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
Pryor & Kinne office mentioned...
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1882.
Mrs. Snider, the widow of Wesley Snider, who was killed on the street last year, fell in an epileptic fit in Pryor & Kinne’s office Wednesday, and many thought she was dead, but she finally came to.

Pryor & Kinne dissolve...
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
                                           Dissolution Notice. January 1st, 1883.
The partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of “Pryor & Kinne” is this day dissolved by mutual consent. S. D. PRYOR, J. D. PRYOR, E. P. KINNE.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
                                                INSURANCE COMPANIES,
                                         The largest, safest, and best in the world!
                                                PRYOR & KINNE, AGENTS
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
                                                    Office over Winfield Bank.
J. D. Pryor: signed petition to Hackney...
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
                                      One of those who signed petition: J. D. Pryor.
J. D. Pryor making trip to Florida...
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1883.
John Pryor will start for Florida in a few weeks on a prospecting tour.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.
School Orders. Holders of school orders on the Winfield City district are requested to bring them at once to the Treasurer, J. D. Pryor, for cancellation.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.
One of the finest social parties ever given in Winfield was at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor a few weeks ago. The item was lost at the time and did not appear in our local notices. The supper was very superb with the greatest variety of good things and the enjoyment of the numerous guests was complete. Mr. and Mrs. Pryor know well how to entertain their friends.

S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
                                                CIVIL DOCKET—2ND DAY.
                                        1167. S. D. Pryor et al v M. L. Read et al.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
                                                 COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
                                   Council Chamber, City of Winfield, May 7, 1883.
Council met in regular session, Mayor Emerson in the chair. Roll called. Present: Councilmen McGuire, McMullen and Kretsinger; absent, Councilman Wilson. Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
A petition from Jno. D. Pryor and others for a sidewalk along the west side of block 174 and west ends of lots 10, 11, and 12 in block 175, to be connected by cross-walks, was presented. On motion the petition was granted and the attorney instructed to present an ordinance therefor at next meeting.
J. D. Pryor, S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                Where the Money Came From.
The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.
                                                      J. D. Pryor gave $2.00.
                                                      S. D. Pryor gave $1.00.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
The books of the old fair association have been balanced up, and several premiums heretofore in dispute fixed up and orders drawn for their payment. The following persons are entitled to the amounts set opposite their names, and can get their money by calling upon the secretary, Ed. P. Greer.
W. E. Seaman, $10; J. A. Jackson, $2; Kellogg & Co., $4; J. L. Stewart, $2; Wm. Moore, $2; Wm. Sanborn, $2; J. W. Douglass, $1; Mrs. P. M. Waite, $1; B. F. Childers, $5; Albro & Co., $2; D. J. Bright, $1; Mrs. E. F. Nelson, $2; Mrs. S. D. Pryor, $1; Miss Curfman, $1; B. W. Sitter, $3; J. J. Tribbey, $11.50.
This winds up last year’s fair with every premium paid in full, and money still in the treasury.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.
Jno. D. Pryor, buys and sells real estate. Also writes fire, life, tornado, and windstorm insurance. [Had lands listed for sale in ad.] Call on or address, JNO. D. PRYOR, Winfield, Kansas.

J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
WINFIELD COMMANDERY No. 15 K. T. Holds stated conclaves in their asylum on the third Friday evening of each month. W. G. GRAHAM, E. C., JNO. D. PRYOR, R.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
BIRTH. S. D. Pryor has named his new boy “Winfield W.”
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
BIRTHS. In the monotonous walks of life little incidents sometimes happen of a very interesting nature, and calculated to draw a fellow’s attention from business cares to the more frolicsome occupation of parading around in scant apparel in the dead hours of night with a bottle of paregoric and a spoon. These reflections are caused by the announcement that Arthur Bangs has been presented with an heir, of regulation weight and handsomer (if possible) than its “paw.” Congratulations are freely extended (for cigars) at this office.
LATER: The above may also apply to S. D. Pryor, who was on Sunday evening likewise “surprised.” As he has not yet appeared upon the streets, we presume he is trying to keep out of the hands of his friends.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.
                                              CIVIL DOCKET—THIRD DAY.
                                            John D. Pryor vs. Malinda Clay et al.
J. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 19, 1883.
J. D. Pryor, one of Winfield’s leading attorneys, was in the city last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained a large number of friends at their elegant home Friday evening. It was a pleasant company and the hospitality was highly enjoyed. Among those present were Mayor & Mrs. Emerson, Mr. & Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. Hickok, Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Mann, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Millington, Mr. & Mrs. Silliman, Mr. & Mrs. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. Tomlin, Mr. & Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Greer, Mr. & Mrs. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. & Mrs. Dr. Green, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. & Mrs. Branham. Also, Mr. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. Albro, Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Foos, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Ripley, of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Judge Buck of Emporia. These evening gatherings are becoming quite a feature in our social life, and nowhere are they more heartily enjoyed than at Mr. Fuller’s.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.

A social party were entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Buckman on Tuesday evening. The guests present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Asp, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup; Mrs. Schofield, Mrs. G. H. Allen; Misses Josie Bard, Jennie B. Hane, Nettie R. McCoy, Margie Wallis, Sadie French, Jessie Millington; Messrs. M. O’Meara, R. B. Rodolf, Louis B. Zenor, E. H. Nixon, W. H. Smith, H. Bahntge, L. H. Webb. The affair was delightful in every way, and the guests were profuse in their thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Buckman for their many and pleasant attentions which secured  them so much enjoyment.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor and mother: Mrs. Waite of Watertown, New Jersey...
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1884.
This being one of the years which can be divided by four without a remainder, a few ladies determined to “do the elegant” to the gentlemen, and invited their husbands to join them in surprising Mrs. Waite, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Pryor, on Monday evening. At 8 o’clock oysters and crackers were sent in, and all partook of a luxury such as few can produce from the shell fish. A very delightful evening was passed, with Mrs. Pryor as hostess, assisted by her refined and cultured mother. We hope Mrs. Waite’s sojourn of a few months here will furnish many pleasant memories in the retrospect after her return to her home in Watertown, New Jersey.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
                                                              More Fires.
Again, on Sunday evening, an attempt was made to set fire to property in the city. A lot of hay was stuffed under the rear end of Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store and ignited. It was done about half past seven o’clock in the evening. Mr. James McLain, who has been acting as night watchman, first discovered and put it out. Shortly before, when walking across Manning Street and Tenth Avenue, he passed a man who was walking hurriedly. As soon as he passed, the man broke into a run, and a moment after McLain discovered the fire. When he turned, the man had disappeared in the darkness. What the object of these incendiaries is cannot be defined. The fire in the Hodges barn could have injured but little business property if successful. The fire started in the Shenneman barn, immediately after, when the hose was handy and hundreds of people standing around to use it, could not have been set with a very villainous intent to destroy, as the destroyer might have known it would be put out in a minute. The setting of the Sunday evening fire early in the evening, when everyone was about, showed a lack of deep intent to do great injury. However, our people have resolved to put a stop to it, and to that end the following paper has been prepared and duly signed, and the total sum of $222.50 goes to the person who runs the fire-bugs in.
We, the undersigned, promise to pay the sum set against our respective names as a reward for the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons engaged in setting any incendiary fire in the city of Winfield, either heretofore or hereafter.

S. C. Smith, T. K. Johnston, Horning & Whitney, Wm. Newton, Hudson Bros., McGuire Bros., J. B. Lynn, Geo. Emerson, COURIER Co., Ella C. Shenneman, W. S. Mendenhall, Winfield Bank, M. L. Read’s Bank, Rinker & Cochran, Miller & Dawson, H. Beard, Whiting Bros., Hendricks & Wilson, A. E. Bard, Johnston & Hill, J. N. Harter, Farmers Bank, Wallis & Wallis, F. V. Rowland, J. S. Mann, Hughes & Cooper, A. B. Arment, Quincy A. Glass, W. L. Morehouse, McDonald & Miner, Curns & Manser, J. D. Pryor, M. Hahn & Co., O’Meara & Randolph, S. H. Myton, J. P. Baden, Telegram, Scofield & Keck, Henry Goldsmith.
                                                   TOTAL RAISED: $222.50
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Dissolution Notice. WINFIELD, KANSAS, Feb. 13th, 1884. NOTICE is hereby given that the firm of Albro & Dorley has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the firm have been left with Mr. S. D. Pryor for collection.
                                              W. H. ALBRO, W. F. DORLEY.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
On Tuesday evening of last week Mrs. M. L. Whitney threw her pleasant home open for the reception of invited friends. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Kirkwood, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. McCloud, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Beeny, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mrs. Dr. Van Doren, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. ____ White, Miss Martin, and Miss Mary Hamill. Refreshments formed an interesting supplement at the proper hour and under the royal entertainment of the hostess and family, the company pronounced it one of the most pleasant social gatherings of the winter.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor, mother, Mrs. Waite...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Mrs. Waite, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Pryor, and other relatives and friends in this city for a few months past, left yesterday for her home at Waterstown, New York.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
Synopsis of the Statement of the German American Insurance Company of New York, of January 1, 1884.
Cash Capital: $1,900.908.80 (All invested in United States Bonds.)
Assets: $4,068,966.81
Reserve for Re-Issuance: $1,196,120.25
Amount of Unpaid Losses: $159,899.87
All other Liabilities: $24,938.48
Surplus as regards Policy Holders: $1,883,010.28
                                      JOHN D. PRYOR, Agent, Winfield, Kansas.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.

For Sale. One of the choicest stock, grain, and fruit farms of 320 acres. This place is well improved and well watered and located within 4 miles of Winfield; 100 acres of good valley land, balance good grass land. Anyone wanting a ranch like this will do well to call at our office at once. Price $5,500. J. D. Pryor, Winfield.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
To exchange for city property or stock—40 acres smooth prairie land about 1½ miles from Baltimore, 80 acres pasture land, living water, about 30 acres tillable, about 3 miles from Tisdale. 80 acres pasture land, some tillable living water, about 5 miles from Winfield. Call on or address Jon. D. Pryor, Winfield, Kansas.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
RECAP. Sheriff’s sale to take place Monday, May 19, 1884, due to order of sale of property...lots 15, 16, 17, 18, block 2 in Dexter...John D. Pryor, Plaintiff, vs. Malinda Clay, William A. Clay, Barclay N. Hockett, Henry G. Hockett, Addison L. Hockett, Casistrana [?] C. Hockett, Myrtle Hockett, Minnie Hockett, Sylvester L. Hockett, and R. R. Turner, defendants.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor were “at home” to their many friends last Thursday evening and, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, entertained delightfully about fifty couples of young and old. The refreshments, sandwiched in at the proper hour, were unexcelled, samples of which have been left with the COURIER. All are universal in their praise of the royal time enjoyed.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
RECAP. S. D. Pryor, Plaintiff’s attorney, case of L. D. Randall, Plaintiff, vs. Roy Randall, Defendant, on or before July 26, 1884, petition to partition real property: north 2/3 of w h of the west half of the northeast quarter of section 29, township 32, south of Range number three east.
S. D. Pryor family...
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
S. D. Pryor and family left yesterday afternoon for a six weeks visit in Watertown and other cities of New York. Quite a number of our people are preparing to spend the heated term abroad.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
Recap. S. D. Pryor, Plaintiff’s attorney, District Court case, Alonzo Howland, Plaintiff, vs. George H. Sprague and Carrie L. Sprague, Defendants. Judgment asked for $121.98 plus costs on mortgaged property.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor...

Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
                                   CLASS L.—NEEDLE AND FANCY WORK.
                                        Best knit silk mitten, Mrs. S. D. Pryor, 1st.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1884.
S. D. Pryor had a curiosity last week in his residence grounds in a plum tree on which was a full-fledged, bona fide blossom. This record is unparalleled even in Sunny Southern Kansas. That tree was certainly dazed in imagining autumn spring; but this balmy atmosphere would fool anything.
J. D. Pryor: another son...
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
BIRTH. And now comes forward Mr. John D. Pryor, with the cigars in celebration of the advent at his home last Sunday morning of a buxom new boy. The echoes of the battles are in harmony with these vociferous times.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
A very pleasant entertainment was given by Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, at their splendid residence in this city, on Thursday evening, December 10th. About sixty to seventy guests were present, among whom we remember by name the following.
Rev. and Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Prof. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. Frank Williams of Wichita, Mrs. J. H. Bullen, Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Arthur Bangs, Miss Nettie McCoy, Miss Anna McCoy, Mr. W. H. Smith, Mr. Lew Brown, and Mr. W. C. Robinson.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, made up of rain, mud, snow, and cold, the guests enjoyed themselves to the utmost, and after partaking of a magnificent supper, music, and mirth, the guests separated with warm thanks to their host and hostess, who had afforded them so much pleasure, and with the aid of Arthur Bangs, most of them, we presume, found their own domiciles in due time.
J. D. Pryor...
                                         Abstract of County Auditor’s Report.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is an abstract of the report of the claims allowed by the County Auditor for the month of November, A. D., 1884.
                                               J. D. Pryor. Assistant Co. Clerk.
                               John D. Pryor. Real Estate, Loans and Insurance.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Among our most reliable businessmen, Mr. Jno. D. Pryor stands high. During his many years residence here, he has worked up a large Real Estate, Loan and Insurance business and has a splendid reputation for integrity, business energy, and enterprise. His partial land list which appears in the COURIER embraces some rare bargains and gives a good index to his enterprise and real estate business. His loans are made at the lowest rates of interest and easiest terms. No man is more worthy of the prosperity he is enjoying than John D. Pryor.
J. D. Pryor, Notary Public...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
NOTICE is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Jno. D. Pryor, a Notary Public, at Winfield, Kansas, on March 13th, 1885, viz.: Joseph J. Cunningham for the s ½ of ne ¼ section 35 township 30 south, range 4 East of 6 P.M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: James Hanlen, Charles H. Holmes, and Ben White, of Rock P. O., Cowley County, Kans., and A. L. Weber, of Floral, Cowley County, Kansas.
                                                    R. L. WALKER, Register.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                 ANOTHER INCENDIARY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
The house of John Case, on South Main Street, went down in flames Tuesday evening, fired by malicious hands. The family had been away for several days. The house was several blocks from a hydrant, and the fire had so enveloped the building before the alarm was given that it was mostly in ashes before the fire companies could make the run the whole length of Main Street. The house was worth about five hundred dollars, and as the household furniture was all destroyed, the loss will aggregate eight hundred dollars, fully covered with insurance. Mr. Case seems to be the victim of peculiar fate. Three years ago he had a splendid residence destroyed by incendiarism, just as he was completing it. He was also one of the victims of Monday night’s fire. Three successful attempts at destroying his property in as many years seems a tough experience. We learn that he had just insured his household furniture for $400 with Jno. D. Pryor, the day of the fire, making eight hundred dollars insurance on the premises.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
                            JNO. D. PRYOR, Real Estate Agent and BROKER.
                                                           “LAND LIST.”
                                             PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
                                                        JOHN D. PRYOR,
J. D. Pryor elected City Treasurer...
                                                  TUESDAY’S ELECTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.

Winfield never experienced an election day like Tuesday. But one candidate had opposition—Capt. H. H. Siverd. Every man on the ticket was such as would honor the position for which he was nominated—representative men selected from the tried and trusted of the city by a non-partisan caucus—a caucus the like of which Winfield never had before and will probably never have again. There was nothing to draw out a full vote. Everything was as tranquil as a May morning. The only riffle was caused by the feeble attempt of a certain element to down the irrepressible Capt. H. H. Siverd. But the Captain didn’t down worth a cent. The colored voters of the city made a mistake in allowing the whiskey mugwumps to cajole them into running their candidate after this honest defeat in the people’s convention. Following is the vote of the several wards.
                                 [The Third Ward was shown first in newspaper.]
                                                          THIRD WARD.
W. G. Graham, Mayor, 142; W. H. Turner, Police Judge, 151; John D. Pryor, City Treasurer, 153; G. W. Robinson, Treasurer, Board of Education, 152; H. H. Siverd, Constable, 112; T. H. Harrod, Constable, 129; Archie Brown, Constable, 55; G. H. Crippen, Councilman, 153; J. H. Bullen, Member, Board of Education, 153. TOTAL: 157.
                                                           FIRST WARD.
Graham, 212; M. G. Troup, 1; W. H. Turner, 234; W. A. Tipton, 1; John D. Pryor, 223; Geo. W. Robinson, 226; H. H. Siverd, 176; T. H. Harrod, 199; Archie Brown, 51; James Connor, 224; A. G. Wilson, 224; W. O. Johnson, 218. TOTAL: 231.
                                                         FOURTH WARD.
W. G. Graham, 93; W. H. Turner, 91; John D. Pryor, 93; Geo. W. Robinson, 94; H. H. Siverd, 74; T. H. Harrod, 84; Archie Brown, 23; J. P. Baden, 91; J. N. Harter, 92; B. F. Wood, 91; W. H. Smith, 90. TOTAL: 92.
                                                         SECOND WARD.
W. G. Graham, 127; Mollie Burke, 1; W. H. Turner, 131; John D. Pryor, 128; H. H. Siverd, 105; T. H. Harrod, 103; Archie Brown, 35; A. H. Jennings, 130; T. B. Myers, 132; G. W. Robinson, 131; J. S. Mann, 128; H. E. Silliman, 25; Archie Brown, 5. TOTAL: 133.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
The election in Winfield was very quiet and resulted as follows: W. G. Graham, Mayor; W. H. Turner, Police Judge; Jno. D. Pryor, City Treasurer; Geo. W. Robinson, Treasurer, School Board; H. H. Siverd and T. H. Harrod, Constables; Councilmen, First Ward, Jas. W. Connor and W. R. McDonald; Second Ward, A. H. Jennings and T. B. Myers; Third Ward, W. J. Hodges and G. H. Crippen; Fourth Ward, J. P. Baden and J. N. Harter. Members Board of Education: A. G. Wilson, W. O. Johnson, J. S. Mann, Geo. Ordway, W. C. Robinson,
Jas. H. Bullene, B. F. Wood, and W. H. Smith.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                  COURIER SUPPLEMENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
                                                       DISTRICT COURT.

There were no cases put through the mill of justice today. The only business transacted was the examination of T. J. Stafford and W. M. Jenkins, of Arkansas City, and P. Hills, of this city, for admittance to the bar. The committee of examination were James McDermott, J. D. Pryor, and Will T. Madden, who have not yet reported. W. J. Burge, having plead guilty to selling whiskey, came up from Arkansas City and paid his fine and costs today, amounting to $125. A petition was presented to the Board of County Commissioners yesterday, signed by a large number of Arkansas City people, praying that the order of commitment be rescinded, on the ground that he was not able to pay his fine and to give him a chance to earn it. The petition called him a man of “fair moral character.” The Commissioners, one dissenting, refused his little request, and with the iron grates running through his imagination, he chose the better way, and “whacked up.” There were ten counts against him, but in consideration of his pleading guilty to the tenth, County Attorney Asp nollied the rest.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
                              PROCEEDINGS OF LAST NIGHT’S COUNCIL.
The old City Council met last night in regular session for the last time.
The new mayor and councilmen were then sworn in, composing the Council as follows:
Mayor, W. G. Graham; Councilmen first ward, W. R. McDonald and James Connor; second ward, A. H. Jennings, T. B. Myers; third ward, W. J. Hodges, G. H. Crippen; fourth ward, J. P. Baden, J. N. Harter. Councilman Crippen was unanimously elected president.
The bonds of City Treasurer, Jno. D. Pryor, and Police Judge, W. H. Turner, were approved.
S. D. Pryor...
                                                         A BAD LAWYER.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
P. S. Hills, Wm. M. Jenkins, and T. J. Stafford were before the district court this afternoon for examination for admittance to the bar, M. G. Troup, S. D. Pryor, and Will T. Madden being the committee of examination. Their examination was commenced last week and postponed. Stafford’s main qualification seems to be adamantine cheek. He was examined last fall and failed. Some weeks ago he went to Topeka, fell in with some attorney, and on the representation that he was a practitioner in the District and Inferior Courts of the State, motion was made and he was admitted to the Supreme Court bar. When he came up this time for examination, Judge Torrance had been informed as to Stafford’s Topeka fraud and refused to proceed until the matter was ferreted. A week’s interim brought out the proof as above, and today the gentleman’s application was sat down upon. He will be disbarred from the Supreme Court, and left as a sheep without a fold. He has been practicing in the Justice courts of Arkansas City for some time past, and claims to have had experience in the different courts of Iowa. But his talents failed to connect here. This same gentleman worked upon the credulity of the City Council of the Terminus, and got the nomination for City Attorney, which matter was laid over awaiting his admittance to the District Court. Of course, he’ll get left there now. Lucky Arkansas City! Stafford plead innocence of fraud in his Topeka admittance. But the Court and committee couldn’t see it that way. He is a young man of much pretension, aged about thirty. He is now a sadder but wiser man. Messrs. Hills and Jenkins are honorable, well-read young men, and will probably be admitted, with honors.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.

The inventory in the estate of the late P. W. Zook was filed with the Probate Judge Friday. Its total is $6,209.72. Mrs. Marcia Chatfield filed her bond as administratrix of the estate of Jesse Chatfield, which was approved. Special report was filed in the matter of the co-partnership of Green & June, the former deceased. John D. Pryor was appointed guardian for the estate of the minor heirs of John W. Snyder, deceased. W. P. Hackney was appointed guardian of the estate of Mary C. Lawson, a minor.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor residence...
                                               MORE HOUSE BREAKERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Yet are the rascally burglars on the rampage. Last week while Mr. S. D. Pryor was in attendance on court, about 10 o’clock, someone attempted to break in the front of his residence. Mrs. Pryor was reading in the back room, with the blinds down. The burglar evidently thought all had retired. She was frightened at the strange noise and called out, “Is that you, Sam?” The burglar then skipped. Mr. Pryor found on returning home that the lock of the front door had been broken with a jimmy. The burglar seems to have returned later in the night, as the screen in the front door, firmly locked by Mr. Pryor when he entered, was broken open, with signs of tools having been used. Winfield is infested too freely with these sneaking whelps. The officials are using warm vigilance, with a good scent, and something will soon “drop” with a very dull thud.
S. D. Pryor...
                                                         A TOUGH CASE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
The case of the Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Company against Peter Thompson and wife, which was taken up some time ago upon error, has been reversed by the Supreme Court and remanded for new trial. This case is rather peculiar. It was commenced in January, 1880, tried twice before Justice Kelly, three times in the District Court, and twice in the Supreme Court, and now it will go through the mill again. Let the good work go on, and cursed be he who first cries enough. S. D. Pryor is the attorney for the plaintiff and McDermott & Johnson for the defendant.
S. D. Pryor...
                                               ADDITIONAL TERRITORY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Judge Torrance came home Sunday, having closed Court at Howard. The incorporation matter came up in chambers before him Monday. The kickers composed about all whose property is in the proposed boundaries: Col. Loomis, A. A. Howland, D. C. Beach, A. J. Thompson, The Highland Park Company, and others. Joseph O’Hare appeared for the city and M. G. Troup, J. F. McMullen, S. D. Pryor, and other attorneys for clients. The Judge has the matter under consideration, having postponed his decision to the 29th inst. He is undecided as to the power of an administering officer in this matter.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Mr. John D. Pryor has left with THE COURIER a bunch of Gregg raspberries raised by Robert Thirsk, that beat anything of the kind yet exhibited. They are perfect beauties.
S. D. Pryor’s birthday celebration...

                                                      A PLEASANT TIME.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Saturday evening was the occasion of a very enjoyable time at the pleasant residence of S. D. Pryor and wife, it being Mr. Pryor’s birthday. The following couples were present: M. L. Robinson and wife, Dr. Kirkwood and wife, C. W. Taylor and wife, L. M. Williams and wife, H. B. Schuler and wife, J. C. Fuller and wife, Dr. Elder and wife, Henry Brown and wife, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mrs. Brooks, Miss Brooks, Mrs. R. B. Waite, Mrs. Hartman, and S. C. Smith. The evening soon passed away and it was nearly midnight when the party broke up. All enjoyed themselves. The refreshments were very fine. Dr. Kirkwood presented Mr. Pryor with the birthday cake, which was decorated in a unique and tasty manner. All left wishing the evening was only longer. May Mr. Pryor enjoy many such birthdays.
J. D. Pryor, Treasurer...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
E. A. Maybee had a dog—a $5 female dog. He tried his best to give the animal away, but not until Marshal McFadden and Judge Turner got their work in to the tune of $10 did anyone come along to relieve Mr. Maybee of his “dorg.” The Marshal gives notice that any man who don’t walk up to Treasurer Pryor and “whack up” the tax on his canine, will be hauled up before the Captain as soon as found, with absolutely no leniency. Those hitching stock across the sidewalk or in the street will be treated ditto. Our dog is dead and our old cow has strayed off. We are doggoned happy.
J. D. Pryor and family...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Jno. D. Pryor and family, and the Misses Haidie, Ida, and Ella Trezise, spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, seven miles south on the Walnut, and took in the Holiness camp meeting by way of diversity.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
George Stivers has retired from Howard & Meigs’, at Arkansas City, and will put in some time in the Probate Judge’s office, after which he will probably take a position with John D. Pryor. We are glad to see George rounding up on his old stamping grounds.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Mr. Charles Rempe purchased sixty acres of land from Mr. John D. Pryor, two miles east of town, Monday, and will put it all in fruits, mostly small fruits.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                                  TISDALE. “GROWLER.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor and Mrs. Henry Brown, with their little ones, spent the day with Mrs. E. P. Young last Wednesday.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                SULKY SEEDER TAKE IN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.

A party of itinerants have been traveling over Cowley County selling a sulky harrow and seeder, of which D. M. Ferry, the great Detroit seeder, is claimed patentee and proprietor. The machine may be all right. That the sellers are tricky, we know. Joe Mack, of south Walnut township, bought one of these seeders. He wasn’t to pay for it until October first, and gave an order on John D. Pryor, his agent, payable then, telling the seller to get Pryor’s endorsement. The order was presented to Mr. Pryor, with no explanation, and not noticing the future payment clause, Mr. Pryor drew a check for $60, and the fellow walked off. The trick was noticed afterward, and Mr. Mack made the harrow dispenser admit the October contract, “but I’ve got my money and you don’t get it back,” said he. No man doing an honest business would play such a game, and people will do well to treat these fellows accordingly.
J. D. Pryor, S. D. Pryor...
                                    Trial Docket Cowley County District Court,
                                  September Term, 1885, Commencing Sept. 1st.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
1794. Elizabeth McQuain vs Nancy A Baldwin, et al, W. P. Hackney for plaintiff; Joe O’Hare and J. D. Pryor for defendant.
1812. Mary Stokes vs J. S. Hunt, County Clerk, Jennings & Troup for plaintiff; Joe O’Hare and J. D. Pryor for defendant.
1980. F W Schwantes vs C A Bliss et al. S. D. Pryor, W. A. Tipton, Jennings & Troup for plaintiff.
1989. Appeal of R B Waite. S. D. Pryor, W. A. Tipton for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for defendant.
1990. Appeal of R B Waite. S. D. Pryor for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for defendant.
1991. Appeal of Henry S Ireton. S. D. Pryor for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for defendant.
1992. Appeal of Henry S Ireton. S. D. Pryor for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for defendant.
1994. Appeal of F W Schwantes. S. D. Pryor, W. A. Tipton for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for defendant.
1995. Appeal of F W Schwantes. S. D. Pryor, W. A. Tipton for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for defendant.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Recap. Notice of Final Settlement. Estate of Alfred Elliott Johnson, deceased. Date: October 5, 1885. William H. Johnson, Administrator. Jno. D. Pryor, Attorney.
J. D. Pryor and new partner, E. P. Young...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
And now we have another new firm—Pryor & Young, real estate dealers and agents. It will make one of Winfield’s best firms. Jno. D. Pryor is known favorably to everybody in Cowley, while E. P. Young is one of Cowley’s earliest pioneers and has always been one of her staunchest citizens. He is a rustler and knows all about Cowley and her people. He will be the outdoor rustler of the firm, and as such, will soon put it to the front.
E. P. Young of Pryor & Young: mother dies...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

E. P. Young, of the firm of Pryor & Young, received a dispatch yesterday that his mother had died at Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was quite aged—just passed her seventy-ninth birthday. She has been an invalid for years. It was a sad blow to Mr. Young, and THE COURIER extends sympathy.
J. D. Pryor, Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                           OFFICIAL LIST OF PREMIUMS
                                          Awarded at the Cowley County Fair,
                                                 September 21st to 25th, 1885.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The list given below shows money premiums only. Checks for same will be ready after October 1st, and must be claimed by November 1st, 1885, or forfeit to the association. (See rule 12.) Diplomas for exhibits having no competition may be had by calling at the Secretary’s office.
                                                      Class E.—POULTRY.
Trio light Brahma fowls. J. D. Pryor 1st, A. Knox 2nd.
Best and largest display by one exhibitor. L. E. Pixley 1st, J. D. Pryor 2nd.
                                                        Lot 3. Canned Fruits.
Canned strawberries. Mrs. J. D. Pryor 1st, Mrs. McEwin 2nd.
                                              Class K.—DOMESTIC ARTS.
Bracket lambrequin. Mrs. S. D. Pryor 1st, Carrie Dickey 2nd.
Both Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor and Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra M. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
At an early hour the large double parlors, sitting room, and hall were filled almost to overflowing by the following friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Capt. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Rev. and Mrs. H. D. Gans, Col. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Senator and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Ed P. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, Judge and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Senator and Mrs. J. C. Long, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Senator and Mrs. F. S. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. R. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Richards; Mesdames J. C. Fuller, A. T. Spotswood, E. P. Hickok, Ed Beeney, T. B. Myers, A. C. Bangs,         Judd, H. H. Albright; Misses Emma Strong, Sallie McCommon, Nettie R. McCoy, Annie McCoy, Anna Hunt, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Ida Johnston, Leota Gary, Sadie French, Hattie Stolp, Lena Walrath, Minnie Taylor, Huldah Goldsmith, and Lillie Wilson; Messrs. R. E. Wallis, C. Perry, Geo. C. Rembaugh, C. F. Bahntge, W. C. Robinson, E. Wallis, Ad Brown, Lewis Brown, Ed J. McMullen, Frank H. Greer, P. H. Albright, I. L. Millington, T. J. Eaton, M. J. O’Meara, M. H. Ewart, R. B. Rudolph, M. Hahn, James Lorton, C. D. Dever, E. Schuler, F. F. Leland, Lacey Tomlin, Jos. O’Hare, Eli Youngheim, H. Sickafoose, H. Goldsmith, Moses Nixon, L. D. Zenor, and George Schuler.


The bridal tokens were numerous, valuable, and handsome—the admiration of all who saw the array last night.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. W. C. Robinson, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge, silver tea set, five pieces.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor and Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, silver berry bowl and spoon.
J. D. Pryor: typewriter...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Jno. D. Pryor has an unique type writer, “The Sun.” It is perfect simplicity and the price is only $12. Like other patents, competition is knocking the wadding out of high priced type writers.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
John D Pryor et ux to William A Harman, s hf nw qr and nw qr ne qr 25-34–6e: $1,800.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
                                                       PRYOR & YOUNG,
                                       REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENCY.
                           Call and Examine Our Long List of Farm and City Property.
                                                 Office Over Winfield Bank.
                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Wm A and Wm R Harman and wives to Jno D Pryor, se qr sec 5, 33-4e, 160 acres more or less: $4,500.00.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
John D Pryor et ux to Mary E Ferguson, se qr 34-34-6e, 155 acres: $6,000.00.
John Ferguson et ux to John D Pryor, se qr 8-33-4: $6,000.00.
J. D. Pryor: Pryor and Young...
                                             ANOTHER BIG ENTERPRISE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.

For some weeks Messrs. Pryor & Young have been in correspondence with W. J. Gregg and L. C. Rice, at Portland, Indiana. These gentlemen had determined to come west and establish themselves in the wholesale nursery business, but were undecided where to go. Mr. Gregg arrived the other day to investigate the advantages set forth to him in correspondence. He was charmed with our county, its prospects and possibilities. He determined at once to locate, bought a splendid farm for his business three miles southeast of town, in Walnut township, and has sent for his partner to ship their goods here and come at once. Mr. Gregg’s family will arrive in a short time. These gentlemen have large experience in this business, though only meridian in age, and will establish a nursery without a peer in the west—one to compete and sell all over the State. Indiana’s day for profit in such business has passed: things are too unprogressive. They are elated with the prospect here. They do all their own propagating and will carry everything necessary to a first-class nursery of big proportions, giving special attention to yard and cemetery ornamentation—shrubs, bulbs, and flowers. They propose a large green house, and an institution of vast credit and benefit to our county. Of course, even with the stock they will ship in, it will take them a year or so to get their nursery on a firm footing, prepared to meet the demands. They have the money, energy, and experience and will go in on a large scale. Their nursery in Indiana has employed fifty men and they mean to make the same showing here when thoroughly underway.
S. D. Pryor...
                                           LITIGATION’S LENGTHY LIST.
            The Grist in Waiting for the December, 1885, Term of the District Court,
                                                Beginning Tuesday, the 15th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
F W Schwantes vs C A Bliss et al, S D Pryor pros; W A Tipton and Jennings & Troup defense.
Appeal of R B Waite, S D Pryor pros; McDonald & Webb defense.
Appeal of R B Waite, S D Pryor pros; McDonald & Webb defense.
Appeal of Henry S Ireton, S D Pryor pros; McDonald & Webb defense.
Appeal of Henry S Ireton, S D Pryor pros; McDonald & Webb defense.
Appeal of F W Schwantes, S D Pryor pros; McDonald & Webb defense.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. EIGHTH DAY.
122, 1473. Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co. vs Peter Thompson et al, S D Pryor pros; McDermott & Johnson defense.
                                              CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY.
R B Waite vs K C & S W R R Co. S D Pryor pros; Hackney & Asp defense.
R B Waite vs K C & S W R R Co. S D Pryor pros; Hackney & Asp defense.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                                          PEARL PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.

One of the pleasantest parties of the season assembled at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt last Saturday evening to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their wedding. The spacious rooms were well filled and the host and hostess were everywhere present with their careful attentions which, seconded by Miss Anna, made the enjoyment complete. During the evening the Rev. Mr. Reider was brought forward and in a neat and appropriate speech presented to the host and hostess a beautiful set of silverware as a testimonial of the high appreciation of the contributors for the recipients, accompanied by a card with the compliments of the following: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. McClellan, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Young, Rev. and Mrs. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Rinker, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McGraw, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Crippen, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin. This silver tea set embraced cake basket, berry dish, six teaspoons, and sugar spoon. Dr. and Mrs. Geo Emerson, pearl card case. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, silver fruit dish.
Capt. Hunt responded as happily as the emotions of this surprise would permit.
A magnificent collation was placed before the guests, which was highly enjoyed, and after music and other entertainments, the party dispersed with many thanks to their entertainers for the pleasures of the evening. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. John Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Whitney, Sr., and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troupe, Mr. and Mrs. James McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McRaw, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The installation of the officers of Winfield Commandery’s Knight Templars took place Friday night at their asylum. The following are the names of officers elected for the ensuing year: I. W. Johnston, E. C.; C. C. Black, G.; Ed P. Nelson, C. G.; W. G. Graham, P.; J. B. Nipp, Treasurer; J. D. Pryor, Rec.; P. P. Powell, S. W.;         Trout, I. W.; J. S. Mann, St. B.; S. A. Cook, S. B.; J. L. M. Hill, W.; J. M. Stafford, S.
J. D. Pryor...

                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
                 John D Pryor et ux to Mary E Hawkins, nw qr nw qr 28-30-6e: $500.00.
          E E Vandermark et ux to John D Pryor, n hf nw qr 9-32-5e, 80 acres: $1,200.00.
Both Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor and Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                                     WEDDING CHIMES.
               The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
                                              A Brilliant and Elaborate Affair.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
                                                            THE GUESTS.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Hewitt, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Gull, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Torrance, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Blair.
Arkansas City: Mr. and Mrs. S. Matlack, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Topliff, Mrs. E. H. Wilson, Mrs. M. L. Matlack, Mrs. A. M. Clevenger, and Miss Lucy Walton.
Misses Minnie Taylor, Josie Pixley, Ida Trezise, Lena Walrath, Alice Bishop, Mary Bryant, Mary Berkey, May Hodges, Hattie Stolp, and Leota Gary.
Messrs. Judge Jay J. Buck, of Emporia; George and Everett Schuler, Will Hodges, Robert Hudson, Eli Youngheim, Jos. O’Hare, S. and P. Kleeman, Henry Goldsmith, E. Wallis, Addison Brown, Tom J. Eaton, Lacey Tomlin, Dr. C. E. Pugh, Frank Robinson, Lewis Brown, Will Robinson, James Lorton, Amos Snowhill. Livey J. Buck, Harry Sickafoose, and Frank H. Greer.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Silver pitcher and goblet, Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Miss Lena Walrath, and Miss Lola Silliman.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                                     A PLEASANT PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained a very pleasant little party of friends Wednesday eve. An evening in their spacious home is always most delightful. Those participating last night were: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt; Mrs. Mary Whitney; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Julia Smith, Libbie Whitney, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, W. H. Smith, Will and Frank Robinson, Will Whitney, Lacey Tomlin, A. F. Hopkins, and Will Hodges. Various amusements, supplemented by a choice collation, followed by dancing, in which the “old folks” took a lively part, passed the evening very agreeably. The graceful entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson always makes perfect freedom and genuine enjoyment.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                      Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath are Joined In The
                                            Matrimonial Bond.—A Big Event.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
                                                            THE GUESTS.
Rev. and Mrs. Kelly; Rev. and Mrs. Reider; Mr. and Mrs. A. Gridley; Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young; Mr. and Mrs. Blackman; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Park; Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor; Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch; Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vance; Mr. and Mrs. A. Graff, Wellington; Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown and Ralph; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane; Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Myton; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood; Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Raymond; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller; Mrs. M. L. Robinson; Mrs. T. H. Soward; Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Mattie Harrison, of Hannibal, Mo.; Lola Silliman, Leota Gary, Anna Hunt, Alice Thompson, Ida Ritchie, Clara Wilson, Julia B. March, Ida Johnston, Nellie and Kate Rodgers; Ora Worden, of Garnett; Nellie and Alice Aldrich, Minnie Taylor, Nellie McMullen, Lou Gregg, Maud Kelly, Mattie Reider, Hattie and Mamie Young; Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Will Hodges, Addison Brown, Jas. Lorton, L. J. Buck, Everett and George Schuler, W. A. Ritchie, C. E. Pugh, Chas. H. Slack, Jno. Brooks, Frank H. Greer, Will Brown, Harry Caton, Lewis Plank, P. S. Hills, J. L. M. Hill, Ed J. McMullen, and M. Hahn.
                                                    THE REMEMBRANCES.
China tea set, gold band, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Long.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                        A VERY ENJOYABLE RECEPTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.

The agreeable home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller was a lively scene Tuesday evening. It was the occasion of the twentieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, which fact was unknown to the guests until their arrival, making the event all the more appropriate and lively. It was one of the jolliest gatherings of married people, old and young, composed as follows, as near as we can recall: Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Dr. and Mrs. T. B. Tandy, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Col. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Ed G. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, Mr. and Mrs. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lynn, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Stone, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Buford, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mrs. Alice Bishop, Mrs. Scothorn, Mrs. R. B. Waite, Mrs. Hartwell, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. Wm. Whiting, Mr. J. R. Brooks, and Mr. D. Taylor. The warm-hearted hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Miller was at its best, and their admirable entertainment made the freest and heartiest enjoyment. The collation was exceptionally excellent. In the folding doors was a handsome banner inscribed 1866-1886, indicative of the anniversary. Not till after twelve o’clock did the guests depart, in the realization of having spent one of the happiest evenings of the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                                    SOCIAL RECEPTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
A pleasant party met at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis Tuesday eve and were charmingly entertained by the host and hostess and their four vivacious daughters. After a session of general conversation and a very excellent and elaborate collation, the company retired with a high sense of enjoyment. Those present as far as now occurs to us were: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Dr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Journey, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. E. Beeny, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Hon. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Col. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullen, Mr. and Mrs. S. Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. G. H. Allen, and Miss Agnes Lynch, Wichita.
J. D. Pryor...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
       John D Pryor et ux to Nicholas D Wolaver, lots 4 and 5, blk 183, Northfield: $850.00.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
S. D. Pryor went to Wellington on the Santa Fe Friday and returned Saturday. This was transacting business on quick time.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
Jno. E. Gay, special agent of the National Mutual Fire Insurance Co., of which John D. Pryor is local agent, called on THE COURIER yesterday.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor and daughter...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Mrs. Sam Pryor and little daughter are visiting friends in Arkansas City.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor...
                                                       A SOCIAL EVENT.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Mrs. M. L. Whitney, assisted by her daughter, Miss Libbie, and son, W. R., entertained a number of guests last evening at their pleasant an agreeable home on South Mansfield, in that easy and pleasant manner that is sure to make all feel at home. The evening was spent in social pastime and amusements. Such social gatherings are a source of much pleasure to all participating, and this one will long be remembered as among the delightful society evenings of this city. Refreshments of the choicest kind were partaken of, and all went home with the satisfaction of having enjoyed themselves. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beeny, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Matlack, Dr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. Tandy, Captain and Mrs. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mrs. Riddle, Mrs. E. Wallis, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, and Misses Nellie and Alice Aldrich, Miss Hamill, Miss Maggie Taylor, Miss Nettie McCoy, Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, L. M. Williams, and Rev. J. C. Miller.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
S. D. Pryor took in the Terminus today, on legal business.
S. D. Pryor...
                                                       DISTRICT COURT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Judge Torrance held a short adjourned session of the District Court Monday. George Ordway was examined by a committee, S. D. Pryor, J. F. McMullen, and Lovell H. Webb, and admitted to the bar. Mr. Ordway is an old attorney having been admitted to the bar, in Illinois, in 1851.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor and Mrs. J. D. Pryor both attend...
                                                      SOCIAL WINFIELD
                    Indulges in the Fashionable Novelty of Five O’clock Luncheon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.

The most fashionable novelty is five o’clock luncheon, a full-dress reception of ladies only, for tea and an hour or two of social chat, such as only ladies, when untrammeled by the awkward presence of men—who were never made to talk—can enjoy. Last evening Winfield had the first full-fledged introduction of this pleasurable novel. It was a reception by Mrs. A. H. Doane and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, two of the city’s most delightful entertainers, at the home of Mrs. Doane. A little after four the invited guests began to arrive and by 5 o’clock the parlors were a scene of the liveliest mirth and social freedom, the following prominent ladies being present: Mesdames C. H. Taylor, C. L. Harter, Ray Oliver, George Raymond, George Rembaugh, J. F. Balliet, G. H. Buckman, O. Branham, W. H. Albro, Ela Albright, E. M. Albright, J. J. Carson, L. M. Williams, J. A. Eaton, J. C. Miller, Col. McMullen, J. F. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, C. C. Collins, Henry Brown, Lewis Brown, J. H. Tomlin, E. P. Young, J. N. Young, Dr. Van Doren, M. J. Darling, W. H. Shearer, R. E. Wallis, D. A. Millington, Wm. Mullen, H. L. Holmes, W. P. Hackney, Dr. Brown, M. L. Robinson, Geo. Robinson, S. D. Pryor, Dr. Emerson, M. L. Whitney, J. L. Horning, J. D. Pryor, Geo. W. Miller, Edwin Beeny, Frank Doane, and Miss Lena Oliver. At the appointed hour a luncheon of choice delicacies, with a sprinkling of appropriate substantials, was bounteously and gracefully served. It was one of the happiest gatherings imaginable. The ladies were all handsomely and fashionably attired. By half past six all had departed, realizing the pleasantest reception for many a day. The main object of the “five o’clock luncheon” is to dissipate the inconveniences of the “fashionable call,” where all is prim form, with little opportunity for forming genuine friendships. It is certainly a most admirable mode of widening friendships among the ladies of the city, as all will attest who experienced the very agreeable hospitality of Mrs. Doane and Mrs. Kretsinger, on this occasion.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Sam Pryor left for Protection Sunday on the K. C., and will be gone about a week on legal biz.
S. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
S. D. Pryor got home Sunday from his rambles in the western counties.
J. D. Pryor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
John D. Pryor got a letter from his old Illinois home, Friday, heralding the fact that there was fifteen inches of snow there Wednesday last. Think of that, oh ye grumblers at the little blast that now doubles you up. Compare that to our Italian clime and then bless the fate that has set you down in the paradise of the world. Selah!
S. D. Pryor...
                                            LITIGATIONS LENGTHY LIST.
                Bar Docket for the April Term of the Cowley County District Court,
                                                 Convening Tuesday, the 6th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
16. 1980. F W Schwantes vs C A Bliss et al, S D Pryor and W A Tipton for plaintiff, Jennings & Troup for def.
18. 1939. Appeal of R B Waite, S D Pryor and W A Tipton for plaintiff, McDonald & Webb for def.
21. 1991. Appeal of Henry S Ireton, S D Pryor for plaintiff, McDonald & Webb for def.
22. 1992. Appeal of Henry S Ireton, S D Pryor for plaintiff, McDonald & Webb for def.
23. 1994. Appeal of F W Schwantes, S D Pryor and W A Tipton for plaintiff, McDonald & Webb for def.
24. 1995. Appeal of F W Schwantes, S D Pryor and W A Tipton for plaintiff; McDonald & Webb for def.
77. 1473. Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co. vs Peter Thompson and M A Thompson, S D Pryor for plaintiff, McDermott & Johnson for def.

108. 2255. R B Waite vs Kansas City & Southwestern R R Co., S D Pryor for plaintiff, Henry E Asp for def.
409. 2256. R B Waite vs Kansas City & Southwestern R R Co., S D Pryor for plaintiff, Henry E Asp for def.
                                         [Quit in mid April 1886 with Courier.]

S. D. Pryor...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 25, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Judge Torrance, who has been back east, writes that he will be detained in St. Louis two weeks by the illness of Mrs. Torrance. The Courier says: “District Court commenced Wednesday morning. G. H. Buckman was elected Judge pro tem. The jury was excused to January 5th, and allowed the witnesses on the state cases the same time. W. P. Hackney and S. D. Pryor were appointed a committee to examine applicants for admission to the bar for this term. Whereupon court adjourned to December 28, 1886, at 9:00 a.m.”

Sam Pryor???
Daily Calamity Howler, Thursday, October 8, 1891.
Sam Pryor’s mother came in from the east this morning.
S. D. Pryor...
Daily Calamity Howler, Tuesday, October 20, 1891.
S. D. Pryor is nursing a well developed boil on the back of his neck.

                                             Samuel D. and Sarah Jane Pryor.
                                                          [Notes by RKW]
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1902.
Samuel D. Pryor was born June 27, 1843, in Scales Mound, Illinois. He died April 5, 1902, in Winfield, Kansas. He was buried in the south cemetery. He had five children, of whom two preceded him in death. Surviving were two brothers,  his wife Sarah J., and Mary Celia, Waite, and Gertrude.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1916.
Mrs. Sam (Sarah Jane) Pryor died June 3, 1916, and was buried in Highland cemetery, in Winfield, beside her husband and daughter. She was survived by three children, Winfield, Mamie, and Mrs. James Campbell.


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