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George C. Rembaugh

                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
George C. Rembaugh married Sid Majors daughter, Kitty or Kate Majors. She was later referred to as “Catherine Rembaugh.”
First reference to Rembaugh found. Because he worked for a rival newspaper, the Courier did not give him much attention at first...
Rembaugh was a witness at the Manny trial...
Winfield Courier, July 7, 1881.
GEORGE REMBAUGH had been to Manny’s. Had drank “ginger” there. Looked some like Peruvian beer. Had foam on it. Did not know whether it was intoxicating or not. Had seen persons under the influence of something in and about Manny’s.
Cross examination: Thought Peruvian beer was slightly fermented to make it sparkle and foam. Re-examined by the state. Had about same effect as a glass of ice-water.
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
George Rembaugh waded the Arkansas river last Sunday to avoid paying tariff to the keeper of the ferry. What means this sudden burst of economy?
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Married. Mr. George Rembaugh and Miss Kitty Majors were married at the residence of the bride’s sister in this city Thursday after­noon. Rev. Platter tied the knot. George is foreman of the Courant office and one of the finest printers in the state. The bride is one of Winfield’s fairest daughters.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
The following marriage licenses have been issued from the Probate Judge’s office since our last report.
George C. Rembaugh to Kate Majors.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
The COURANT band of printers are under many obligations to Mrs. Sid Majors (our George’s mother-in-law) for a goodly share of splendid wedding cake, and to George Rembaugh, her newly-made son-in-law, for a lot of fine cigars.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
Mr. George C. Rembaugh and wife returned today from their trip through the eastern part of the state. George goes to work as though nothing had happened and thinks there’s no use in a man letting family cares break him down just in the prime of life.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.
Mr. Ed Roland afforded a pleasant evening to the young people by inviting them to a phantom party at the residence of Mrs. Millington, on last Monday night. A gay and happy company responded to the invitation, and made most excellent ghosts, although hardly as silent as a specter is supposed to be. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Rembaugh, Mrs. Boyer; Misses Hane, Scothorn, Klingman, Beeney, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jackson and Carruthers; Messrs. W. H. and W. A. Smith, Roland, Harris, Fuller, Webb, Robinson, Connell, Crowell, Bahntge.

Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
Mrs. George Rembaugh has been quite ill with intermittent fever. She is much better now.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
Mr. George Rembaugh, for the last three years foreman of the Telegram and lately of Courant offices, has severed his connection with that paper. George is one of the few first class printers in the state, and his excellent executive ability has done much for the papers with which he has been connected.
Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.
Vale, Courant. The Cowley County Courant, Daily and Weekly, is dead. The Daily died on July 1st after eight months of fitful existence. The Weekly lingered until last week and died at the age of eight months and a week. The remains were taken in hand by George Rembaugh and Sam E. Davis, and from its ashes a “thoroughbred” democratic weekly will be raised up. It will assume the name of Telegram, and once more the old condition of things is resumed, and the COURIER and Telegram, as in days of yore, will represent the principles of the two great political parties. And it is better for all that this is the case. The interests of the county, the state, and the nation demand that there be two active, belligerent parties. There is a good, strong democratic minority in this county, and it needs an organ. Now that it has one, we hope to see it well supported. Messrs. Rembaugh and Davis are live, energetic young men and can do the work as well or better than anyone we know of. Mr. Davis is a life-long democrat, by birth and education, and should have the full confidence and support of his party. The suspension of the Courant but illustrates what we have all along known to be a fact—that it is impossible to bore a three inch hole with a two inch augur. Mr. Allison tried it and was bruised. Mr. Black got all he wanted and let go. But to Mr. Steinberger belongs the honor of mashing the old thing all to pieces.
A newspaper is grown, not made. All the money one wants cannot make a ten-year-old newspaper in six months. To be a success it must be built up from a solid foundation and its growth nurtured, and watched and cared for, until it is finally established in the homes and hearts of the people—a citadel from which only the grossest mismanagement can dislodge it. So long as its power is for good it will flourish—when for evil its ruin and downfall are rapid and complete.
The Daily is dead, very dead, and will sleep sweetly until some venturesome and misguided Gabriel imagines that his mission is to resurrect it. He will afterwards discover that he is a badly fooled Gabriel.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1882.
The Cowley County Telegram, successor to the Courant, made its first appearance in public last week. It is a nine column paper, well printed, and will be published as a weekly by Messrs. Davis & Rembaugh in the interest of Democracy and anti-prohibition. It will be issued on Thursday or Friday of each week, but the exact day we cannot say as last week’s paper was headed Thursday, July 14th, whereas, the 14th came on Friday.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

The first number of the new Telegram is out and presents that neat and tasty appearance which Geo. Rembaugh, so well knows how to give it. The local page is bright and the paper carries a large amount of reading matter. Altogether the boys have done well.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883. Editorial by D. A. Millington.
SENIOR EDITOR. Mr. Millington in this week’s COURIER, relieves himself a little by giving the senior editor of this paper a back-handed slap, in order, we suppose, to attempt to make us feel badly. The junior has been away as Mr. Millington states, but that does not in any way affect the course of the Telegram. Winfield Telegram.
If you are the senior editor, why do you keep standing the firm name of “Davis & Rembaugh” at the head of your paper and at the head of the editorial columns? It is very misleading, to say the least. We always understood that Davis was the sole editor and that Rembaugh was the manager of the printing and mechanical department of the office, in which business he has few superiors. If we hit him it was purely incidental, but we have no occasion to take anything back.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.
Sam E. Davis retires from the editorial management of the Telegram and Geo. E. Rembaugh takes charge of the whole concern, editorial, mechanical, and financial. George is an active, hard working printer, one of the best job printers and managers in the state, and his editorial ability is excellent. He will secure such aid as he needs in the various departments of his paper and we predict that he will make the Telegram one of the best of county newspapers and worthy of the most liberal patronage.
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.
George C. Rembaugh was one of those who signed petition.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
Charles C. Black was down from Topeka this week and while here made an arrangement with Rembaugh by which Charlie takes a hand again in conducting and editing the Telegram. This places that paper on a substantial foundation and will make it one of the leading Democratic papers of the state.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
George Rembaugh and wife left for Kansas City on a continued business and pleasure trip.
Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.
Program of the Kansas Press Association at Winfield, May 9th and 10th.

1. Wednesday, May 9th, 11:30 a.m. Meeting at Santa Fe depot with band and carriages. Guests carried to the places assigned to them.
2. 2 o’clock p.m. Meeting at the Opera House. Song by the Arion Quartette. Address of welcome by M. G. Troup. Response. Business of the Association.
3. 8 p.m. Ball at the Opera House.
4. Thursday 9 a.m. Excursion in carriages to parks, quarries, factories, and other places of supposed interest in and about Winfield.
5. 2 o’clock. Meeting at Opera House. Song. Business of the Association.
6. 8 o’clock p.m. Meeting at the Opera House. Song. Business of the Association. Addresses, toasts, etc.
Reception: Mayor, Geo. Emerson; Ex-Mayor, M. G. Troup; C. C. Black; Ed. P. Greer; Geo. Rembaugh; D. A. Millington.
Entertainment: J. P. Short, C. E. Fuller, S. L. Gilbert, R. C. Story, W. C. Robinson.
Excursion: H. E. Asp, P. H. Albright, J. B. Lynn, A. T. Spotswood.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
Messrs. Black & Rembaugh and the Courier Co. submitted proposition to do the city printing for one year from May 1st as follows: Council proceedings without charge; other city printing except job work at rates allowed by law for public printing; job works at lowest schedule rates. On motion the printing was awarded to Black & Rembaugh for six months from May 1st, 1883, and to the Courier Co. for six months thereafter, and the City Attorney was instructed to draw a contract accordingly.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
A MEAN FABRICATION. When Senator Ingalls came in last Thursday a number of citizens drove to the depot and escorted the Senator to the residence of D. A. Millington, where the distinguished guest alighted and was immediately hurried into the house by Mr. Millington, leaving the escort to suck their thumbs or drive home. It would have taken but a few moments and have made the escort feel more as if they had been to receive somebody, if Mr. Millington had introduced the party. As it was, they felt a little bit sold. Telegram.

Had there been any point or wit in the above lie, outside of its meanness, we could account for it, but as it is, we are surprised at its appearance in the Telegram. Senator Ingalls was invited here by the ladies of the library association. He was their guest and they made all the arrangements for his reception, entertainment, introductions, carriages, escort, etc. Mr. Millington had nothing to do making or executing the program except that they asked him to ride up with their guest in a carriage which they had procured, and to entertain him at his house. All this Mr. Millington did to the best of his ability. Whatever else he did, was outside of the program. When the procession arrived at Mr. Millington’s house, Mr. Millington and the senator alighted, and standing on the sidewalk, Mr. Millington invited the ladies and gentlemen in the carriages strung along the street behind to alight and come in the house. Mr. Ingalls seconded the invitation. The ladies and gentlemen declined; would meet the senator later, and drove away. Then Mr. Millington led the senator into the house. In the afternoon Mr. Millington went around with the senator and introduced him to our citizens as far as time and circumstances would permit, among whom was Mr. Black at the Telegram office, who received him in a pleasant and gentlemanly manner. Rembaugh was absent at Kansas City. We are in the habit of introducing our distinguished friends to our esteemed cotemporaries. Cannot say that they are in the habit of reciprocating.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
We presume the COURIER and Telegram will show a great similarity in the local pages this week. Rembaugh and we have pooled our issues to a great extent.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Notes of the Arrangements. The arrangements for receiving and entertaining the editorial fraternity were made in due season and were ample and complete as far as human foresight could make them; notwithstanding the work of preparation fell on a few and largely on us. C. C. Black of the Telegram was absent during the time the matter was worked and did not get back in time to share in the large amount of work of receiving and assigning the guests and providing for their pleasure and amusement. Geo. Rembaugh was left alone with all the work of getting up the Telegram on his shoulders, but he did it up well and got time to do much work on the preparation and entertainment.
Charles C. Black and wife and Ed. P. Greer are representing Winfield on the editorial excursion to Chihuahua. Rembaugh and ourself have no hair to spare to the Apaches, but Ed. and Charley being boys will, like Charley McComas, be tenderly cared for by Chief Chato.
Geo. Rembaugh is doing up the Telegram in good style. He is one of the really good newspaper men of the state. We think his paper the best got up Democratic Weekly in Kansas.
The excursion train started from here at 11 o’clock Thursday evening with about 160 on board. We hope they will have a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Rembaugh entertained Miss Mary McGill of Oswego.
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.
George Rembaugh gave $5.00.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Noble Prentis in Atchison Champion.

LAS VEGAS, May 12, 1883. The number of all sorts of anniversaries is working up along toward twenty. The session of the Kansas Editorial Association, just held at Winfield, was the eighteenth. The association, like many of its members, is getting old. It was a good thing, that “constitutional amendment,” which cut the Association loose from the duty of meeting on Franklin’s birthday. Franklin was an obliging person, and would have arranged it differently, if he had been consulted, but as it happened he was born in January, which in Kansas is devoted, at Topeka, to cold and the Legislature. Consequently, the meetings of the Association in the old times were overshadowed and oppressed, so to speak, by both. Now the Association has all the months of the year for its little tour and vacation, and a score of fine towns in Kansas to choose from as places of meeting.
Winfield, the town selected this year, is the Southernmost point in the State ever chosen, and with the exception of a sort of adjourned meeting held once at Emporia, is the only meeting in that region where the water flows to the southward. And yet that southeastern quarter of Kansas contains a large number of handsome and able newspapers, the editors and publishers of which count among the old and staunch members of the K. P. A. Not only on account of the geographical position, but on its own merits, Winfield proved a fortunate selection. The time, also, was propitious. There are a few brief weeks, varying a few days in different seasons in their beginning, but always somewhere between the first of May and the last of June, when Kansas looks her prettiest. Before, there is an undeveloped rawness, and after, a fading like that of the beauty of a woman. Whoever sees Kansas in just the right time knows the perfection of earth and air. It was one of these days that the meeting was held at Winfield. But, to go back a little, the important part railroads play in our daily life was curiously illustrated in connection with the meeting. The members were to assemble at Winfield on Wednesday, the 9th, but during Tuesday night the wind, which came with lightning, thunder, and rain, blew some box cars from the side track on the main track, a few hundred yards from Carbondale station. A freight and stock train in the darkness smashed into these, and the result was a locomotive suddenly converted into old scrap iron; freight cars piled up on top of each other in splintered and shapeless confusion; and pigs, dead and alive, scattered, stiff or squealing, through the mass. The great work of the regular dispatching of trains was for hours broken up. It might be said that the shock of the collision at Carbondale was felt at Guaymas and Chihuahua; it is certain that the convenience of hundreds and thousands of people was affected. The excursionists bound for Winfield waited till the wreck could be passed or cleared; the special at Newton waited from noon until evening; the musicians who were to play at the ball at Winfield waited at the Wichita depot; and the people at Winfield waited for the editors and fiddlers, who should have arrived at noon, until far into the night; and the first day’s proceedings of the Association were telescoped into the second. Still a delay of twelve hours did not chill the warm hospitality of the Winfielders. They were on hand at the depot, and went through the last half of their delayed ball. The Association went ahead with a quorum present on Thursday forenoon, bright and early. The meeting was held in Manning’s Hall, or opera house. Manning was not there, but the hall was viewed with interest, by his old friends, as an evidence of his enterprise and public spirit. It was found to be a big, roomy place; and the one hundred and fifty men, women, and children who made up the Association, made but a small showing. It was one of the balmiest and brightest of May days; the wide outer doors of the hall stood wide open all the time, and the proceedings were quite breezy and informal. The newspaper men practice the rule they have so often urged upon others, “pay in advance,” and the first proceeding was the payment of the annual dues and the hire of the sleeping cars, and such  a pile of silver and greenbacks accumulated on the Secretary’s table as seldom greets the editorial vision.

The Arion Quartette, four young fellows of Winfield, who have been singing together for their own amusement and that of the Winfield public, for years, started the ball with a song, written for the occasion, which was hailed with an encore, it was so full of fun and spirit; and it wound up with:
“For corn, wheat, and babies, and sheep and cattle,
“Poor, thirsty, droughty Kansas leads the world.
Among the Arions was Charley Black, and right here is a good place to speak of the Winfield editors and their kindness to the brethren and sisters. They did not go around with rosettes on them as big as buckwheat cakes, doing nothing in particular, but were always to be found wherever there was opportunity to do a visitor a favor. Mr. Millington, as patriarch of the Winfield editors, set the example of unwearied kindness. He made a caravansary of his own house, in which hospitable endeavor he was aided and abetted by his wife and daughters; and never rested until he had not only welcomed the coming but speeded the parting guest. Charley Black worked, preached, sung, and would, doubtless, have prayed with the visitors had he been called on. The visiting newspaper folks were also placed under infinite obligations to Mr. Ed. Greer, of the COURIER, for favors. Mr. Greer is a native Kansan, born in Doniphan County, his father being one of the earliest Superintendents of Public Instruction, serving, I believe, even before the admission of the State. To the list should also be added the name of Mr. Rembaugh, of the Telegram.
To return to the proceedings of the Association. After the money and the music, came the address of welcome. Mayor Troup being busy in the District Court, the ever useful Black read the remarks that Mr. Troup had prepared; and President Baker read a brief response, calling Charley, “Mr. Troup,” to keep up the illusion. The annual address was then delivered by the associate editor of the Champion, the theme being the “Facts and Fallacies of Journalism.” Judge Adams of the Historical Society, followed with a paper on the newspaper history of Kansas.

The Winfield people developed a new thing in the “drive around town,” a courtesy generally extended by Kansas municipalities to visiting bodies. The usual custom is to gather a lot of omnibuses and barouches and various other wheeled structures, and go around in a solemn and dusty procession “to the place of beginning.” At Winfield the people sent their carriages (public and private) around to the designated rendezvous, and handed the ribbons to their friends to drive themselves. Accordingly on all the streets, coming and going, might be seen the note-book fillers, picking up ideas and facts about Winfield at their own sweet will. They drove down to the Park, an enclosure of natural forest, mostly composed of wide spreading elms stretching along the Walnut, and affording a long and shadowy drive, if not “for whispering lovers made,” at least admirably adapted to their use. Then the explorers took in the creamery, and talked with the intelligent Mr. Howe in regard to the past history, present resources, and future prospects of that institution. From these points the routes were various, but everywhere the tourists saw tasteful residences; many of them covered with the bright green clinging masses of Virginia creeper or ampelopsis; and such tasteful yards, and spreading trees, and brightening flowers as are unknown in the May of colder climes. The main streets were “taken in,” with the lofty and spacious business houses; and the drive usually ended at what it is true was only a mill, a grist mill, if you please, but a mill five stories high, and with walls as smooth and white and fair as those we imagine that palaces have. We suppose the Winfielders pride themselves on the wealth, the business facilities, etc., of their town, but they trample the real glory of Winfield under their feet every day. It is their sidewalks. Certainly there never was a town so paved. There is everywhere accessible a sort of white stone, which can be split out in any thickness required. The most easy and accommodating of rocks, it seemed very light; at least two horses can haul what seems a great quantity of it. And on this royal material the people of Winfield walk about, calm and serene in the muddiest of weather. It is laid down not only on the main street but on all the streets, and miles more are being laid down. To dream that you live in marble halls is nothing to walking out in wakefulness and reality on the material of which marble halls are constructed. At night the bright and fair of Winfield met the excursionists at the Opera House, the Arions sang again; good byes were said; and then the waiting train was filled, and as the party sped away under the narrow new moon and the twinkling stars for New Mexico, the booming guns of the Winfield battery thundered a brave good bye.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
J. F. Drake to Emporia Republican.
WINFIELD, May 10. The State Editorial Association, now in session in this place, and whose deliberations are noted in another place, could not have chosen a better place for its meeting. Right royally are we welcomed and right royally are we being entertained. To be sure, there is more or less of a hitch in things, caused by the trains being away off time. For instance, the entertainment last evening had to wait till midnight for its music, but it was good when it appeared.
Perhaps at this time a few items about Winfield will not be amiss, but they were hastily gathered and must necessarily be short. Cowley County, of which Winfield is the county seat, dates back to 1870, and I find that in its early history several Emporians figured quite prominently, notably among whom are P. B. Plumb, Jacob Stotler, C. V. Eskridge, and L. B. Kellogg. The county now has a population of over 22,000, and last year reported over 36,000 acres of wheat that averaged thirty bushels to the acre; 141,000 acres of corn, besides its other products. No better class of farmers can be found anywhere, and no better proof of this is needed than the fact that Cowley County is known throughout the length and breadth of the land as the banner prohibition county of the state.
Winfield was incorporated as a city of the third class February 23, 1873; has steadily increased, and was made a city of the second class in 1879, and the census just taken gives a population of over 3,000. In sidewalks it boasts of fifteen miles laid out with fine flagging, which is also quarried nearby. Its two railroads—the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and Kansas City & Southern—give it good shipping facilities. Three elevators handle the grain that is brought in. There are two flouring mills, both doing a good business.
Two banks, The Winfield and Read’s, have been largely instrumental in building up the town and county.

Of its hotels, the Brettun stands away ahead of any other in any town of its size in the state, and I have yet to see the city anywhere of its size that equals it. Every room is supplied with water and gas, and heated by steam. It is well furnished, with sample rooms, bath rooms, billiard hall, tonsorial rooms, etc., attached, and all under the management of C. L. Harter, who not only knows what his guests need, but supplies it. The traveler finds a home that is all he could desire.
The COURIER and Telegram are among the leading weeklies of the state, the former being under the management of D. A. Millington and Ed. P. Greer, with probably as large a circulation as any county paper in the state. The latter is now run by Messrs. Black and Rembaugh.
One thing has been lacking, that is soon to be supplied, to-wit: waterworks. The contract is now let, and in a short time six and a half miles of cast iron pipe will be laid, connecting with a reservoir of 2,000,000 gallons capacity, supplied by a Worthington pump. The reservoir is to be 108 feet above the level of Main Street, giving it all the pressure needed. The work is being done by a home company and will cost about $75,000.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Sixty-five ladies and gentlemen of the best citizens of Winfield joined in a plot last Wednesday, May 16th, to surprise D. A. Millington, editor of the Winfield COURIER, and his wife at their residence, on the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, and were completely successful. It was raining quite briskly all the evening with no prospect of a “let-up.” Between 8 and 9 o’clock we were quietly looking over our late exchanges; our wife was busy in household affairs in a gray dress in which she felt some delicacy about receiving company, when we found our house suddenly taken possession of by J. C. Fuller and lady, J. Wade McDonald, Mrs. J. E. Platter, C. A. Bliss, Dr. C. C. Green and lady, J. P. Short, Geo. Rembaugh and lady, A. T. Spotswood, Miss Jennie Hane, E. S. Torrance, Mrs. John Lowry, Mrs. I. L. Millington, E. P. Hickok and lady, and others. The greater portion of the party lived more distant and were still waiting for the rain to slack up.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Oswego Independent.
The train over the Santa Fe from Kansas City that should have reached Winfield at 11 o’clock a.m., on the 9th inst., was delayed by accident and did not arrive until midnight, much to the annoyance of many, but more especially D. A. Millington, who was the acting committee to assign lodging places to the 100 guests who might come on that train.
A ball at the Opera House was in order for the evening, and was well attended by guests and citizens of the town. Winfield has about the population of Oswego, and its citizens seem very proud of the town, and spared no pains to make it pleasant for the Editorial Association who are here at this time by invitation of the city. The ladies of Winfield were at the ball in full dress and numbers. The music was discoursed by a band from Wichita.
Thursday morning a business meeting was at the Opera House. Appropriate song by male quartette. Enthusiastically received by the audience. Address by Noble L. Prentis, which was  worthy of the man and occasion.

Through the kindness of Mr. Rembaugh, of the Telegram, some of the Oswego delegation were nicely entertained and shown over the city and its surroundings. Winfield is a nice town. Fine and expensive brick, stone, and wood residences are seen all over the city. They have stone sidewalks of superior quality, two flouring mills, foundries, tannery, creamery, three elevators, carriage, factory, two brick yards, three stone quarries, the stone of which is of superior quality and easily worked, hardening by exposure. Among the things of interest at Winfield is the twelve-acre park on the west of town on the Walnut River. It is well timbered, and naturally a nice piece of ground. The people of Winfield have spared no pains to make it pleasant for the newspaper men, and at 11 p.m., we move out from the depot amid the booming of cannon, and the shouts of the small boys, whom we find have increased their lung power at the expense of our lunch baskets while in the baggage room, which baskets were further interviewed by the train men who run from Winfield to Newton.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Last Saturday morning as freight train No. 12 was crossing the bridge over the Arkansas River at Oxford, the trestles gave way and the engine, tender, and one car were plunged into the stream. The engineer, Howard Finley, has not been recovered. It is believed he is crushed between the engine and tender far beneath the murky waters. The fireman, James Kelly, was also pinched between the engine and tender, but was released beneath the water when the engine’s downward course was arrested. When he came up, he seized a timber and floated on it downstream a quarter of a mile to a bank, where he crawled out and escaped. He is now at the Brettun House, is badly bruised up about the chest, and injured internally, how seriously is not known. Messenger, the assistant train dispatcher, was in the cab when it went down, but the cab broke off and floated away, and he broke through the window, got out, seized a floating tie, and floated down to the bar and escaped. He is considerably cut and scratched about his face. The car which went down had seven horses in it. Four of them were lost and three rescued. Another car hung on the end of a standing trestle, partly over, but did not go down. The balance of the train was hauled back to the Oxford side a car at a time.
The passenger train at 5:30 in the morning crossed the bridge, and this trestle works swayed and settled and the conductor observed that as the train left it, that section rose up again about ten inches, and the track was left curved about eight inches out of line. He and agent Lockwood telegraphed back to Oxford to allow no train to cross the bridge, as it was dangerous in the extreme, and Lockwood was to prevent trains leaving here for the west. But the section hands at Oxford examined the bridge, took up the rails in the curve, and spiked them down again, making the track straight, and when No. 12 came from the west, they pronounced the bridge safe.
Engineer Finley moved onto the bridge slowly and carefully, stopped and examined the trestle before moving onto it, found the track straight and apparently safe, moved forward again slowly, and the trestle suddenly gave way, the tender and engine slid backward down into the stream, with the result above stated.
Howard Finley has been one of the best and most careful engineers on the road. He leaves a wife and five children, living at Cherryvale, who have the warm sympathies of this whole community in their terrible affliction. Fortunately for them, he had recently taken a life insurance for $5,000.
Immediately after the accident Geo. Rembaugh went over on a hand car to get the particulars, and we got the above report from him.

Probably more than a thousand people visited the scene of the disaster the next day, Sunday. Men went from here in omnibuses, buggies, and wagons. Wellington turned out in numbers, and the whole surrounding country on both sides of the river was represented. The late heavy rains had swollen the river to a volume scarcely ever reached before, and the wreck could not be reached from this side on account of the overflow. The smokestack of the engine was sticking out above the water and the freight car was still hanging on the ragged edge.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
By virtue of a previous call, the citizens met to devise ways and means for a 4th of July celebration at Winfield. Capt. J. S. Hunt was elected President, and O. M. Seward, Secretary.
Hon. C. C. Black stated the object of the meeting, and Col. Whiting moved to celebrate. Carried.
On motion Mayor Emerson was elected President of the day, and Col. Whiting, Marshal, with power to select his own aids, and have general charge of programme for the day.
On motion the following committees were appointed.
Finance: J. P. Baden, J. B. Lynn, M. L. Robinson.
Grounds: S. C. Smith, D. L. Kretsinger, E. P. Greer.
Programme: J. C. McMullen, J. L. Horning, H. D. Gans.
Committee on Indians: W. J. Hodges, N. C. Myers, Col. Whiting.
Special Trains: Kennedy, Branham, H. E. Asp.
Amusements: C. C. Black, T. M. McGuire, John Keck, Jas. Vance, A. T. Spotswood, and J. Wade McDonald.
Fire Works: Henry Goldsmith, J. P. Baden, M. O’Hara.
Music: Crippen, Buckman, Snow.
Military Display: Capt. Haight, Dr. Wells, Col. Whiting.
Speakers: Rembaugh, Millington, Hackney.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
Best printed newspaper Kansas work, Black & Rembaugh, city, 1st premium.
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. Rudolf, 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.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.

The Masquerade. The members of the Pleasant Hour Club have made the winter thus far very pleasant in a social way. Their hops have been well attended, and the utmost good feeling and harmony has prevailed. Their masquerade ball last Thursday evening was the happiest hit of the season. The floor was crowded with maskers and the raised platforms filled with spectators. At nine o’clock the “grand march” was called, and the mixture of grotesque, historical, mythological, and fairy figures was most attractive and amusing. Then, when the quadrilles were called, the effect of the clown dancing with a grave and sedate nun, and Romeo swinging a pop-corn girl, was, as one of the ladies expressed it, “just too cute.”
The following is the list of names of those in masque, together with a brief description of costume or character represented.
Mrs. Rembaugh, Folly.
Mrs. J. G. Craft wore a very tasty costume made up of copies of the Telegram.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
“Mayor Emerson made a mistake in his selection of fire marshal. Daddy Millington was the man for that position and Ed. Greer for second position. The only danger from this combination would have been that they would willingly let the town be reduced to ashes in their attempt to crush the water-works. . . .
“If Dad Millington and Me too Greer had been on the roof of Mrs. Shenneman’s stable when the firemen cut loose with their inch and a quarter stream, they would have thought that about four million of nature’s wash basins had been upset on their miserable heads.”
We have always thought that within Rembaugh’s aesthetic frame slumbered the incipient fires of a genius that would some day flash upon the world like the rays of a tallow candle on the summit of Pikes Peak. The above, from his pen, would appear to one who did not know him to be the mutterings of a disordered mind. They are really sparks from his storehouse of wit and humor, drawn from the inspiration of a ten dollar fire in a hay-mow. We might quote a column more of the same kind, from the same source, and fruits of the same inspiration, were we sure that the public would bear with us. If the marshal has ever inadvertently collected money of him as poll-tax, it ought to be refunded. There is a statute exempting such persons from municipal burdens. Their existence is a sublime proof of the mercy of God, and should be borne cheerfully.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
“Where’s old Millington,” was the cry Tuesday morning when the fire extinguished the waterworks in a twinkling. Telegram.
The clear and lucid statement, elegant diction, and manly construction of the above squib indicates that Rembaugh does not write all that appears on its local page. There is a gentleman somewhere about the establishment.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh returned Monday evening from a three weeks visit with friends in Leavenworth and Kansas City.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.

The following bill was allowed and ordered paid.
Black & Rembaugh, printing: $43.25.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Prof. C. Marsh, who instructed our pretty songsters and brought out last week in the Opera House the Cantata of the four seasons, gives his observations of Winfield to his home paper, the Lyons (New York) Republican, in the following interesting letter. The Professor is an old newspaper man and shows up the “Queen City” meritably.
I came here two weeks ago. Winfield is about fifty miles east of the center of the state in Cowley County, and about 250 miles from Kansas City. It is a beautiful town with fine wide streets, and contains 4,500 people. There are fine graded schools on the union plan, which contain about 1,200 pupils. The principal, Prof. Gridley, is a live Yankee, born at Westfield, Massachusetts, and it is safe to say that he is both a “gentleman and a scholar.” The village has ten churches, namely; Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Christian, United Brethren, Swedenborgian, Catholic, and two colored churches, Baptist and Methodist. The village also has, as defense against fire, the Holley system of water works, the reservoir being built on a hill standing just outside the corporation limits, about 100 feet above the level of the village. It will, of course, throw water over the highest building here. A gas company has been formed and chartered, and the gas works will be put in early in the coming spring. So you see this town, like John Brown’s soul, is “marching on.”
There is a large grist mill, and also a flouring mill. They are considered the finest mills in the state. They are of sawed stone and run by water. The flouring mill, with thirty four sets of rollers, has a capacity of 500 barrels per day. Winfield has also the largest carriage factory in the state; and another has just been started which will turn out carriages of all kinds, and also make a speciality of lumber wagons.
This town has the benefit of two railroads, the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Kansas, and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, which afford a most ample means for transportation.
One industry peculiar to this place is worthy of special notice. I refer to the limitless quarries of stone, which in quality excels anything found in the state. It is of a light and sometimes dark gray color, and when first quarried is sawed into blocks of any desired size by steam saw-mills erected for the purpose. After exposure to the air, it becomes “as hard as a rock.” When the new post office was built at Topeka, the United States Government sent for samples of stone from all the various quarries in the states west of the Mississippi, and selected the samples sent from Winfield. Consequently, the Government buildings at Topeka were built of this stone. It is known through this country as magnesia lime stone, and forms the most perfect building material. This town is largely built of it, and the sidewalks are simply immense—there being twenty-six miles of them in town.

There are two newspapers published here, the COURIER and Telegram. They are weeklies. No daily has yet been started, but the time for one to be started successfully is not far in the future. The COURIER has a circulation of over three thousand, and the Telegram, though a much younger paper, is fast working its way up among the high figures. They are both live papers; and indeed, a dead paper could not live at all in this county. Messrs. Millington and Greer are editors and proprietors of the COURIER, and C. C. Black and G. C. Rembaugh editors of the Telegram.
I will here give a list of the industries of the town. There are five dry goods stores, nine groceries, three millinery stores, four drug stores, three music stores, two jewelry establishments, no saloons, four barbers, seven hotels, two exclusive clothing stores, one opera house (and another to be erected the coming season), three boot and shoe stores, three hardware stores, four agricultural implement depots, one seed store, four blacksmith and two wagon shops, ten livery stables, five lumber yards. J. P. Baden drives a large business in the way of shipping butter, eggs, poultry, and in fact all kinds of country produce to all parts of the country. One day last week he shipped thirty-six thousand dozen eggs, in one consignment to New York City. This was one item. He ships butter by the car load, and other produce accordingly.
As for the soil in this section, it is admirably adapted to agriculture and stock growing. It lies in long rolls, level prairies, and occasional hills. Mounds are frequently seen. The stock trade is immense. Cattle kings are plenty—some living here being among the heaviest. Hewins & Titus buy and sell by the hundred thousand, and their wealth is enormous—and unknown. Sheep business is also heavy. Over 126,000 were wintered in this county last winter. Land can be obtained for from $1,000 to $8,000 per quarter-section, according to location and improvements. The town is filled with strangers from every quarter, looking for and finding homes. All are active, intelligent appearing men, and when they come they are met with a welcome. This section of country is fast filling up, and like the eastern portion, with a class of people who will prove good, moral, and substantial citizens.
I have been here now about three weeks, and am so well pleased with the town that I can hardly make up my mind to leave it. “But all things have an end,” and I suppose my stay here will terminate in perhaps two or three weeks more. It is a beautiful country, and a desirable one to live in, I mean for live people. As for sluggards and thriftless, good-for-nothings, they are better off in the old states where they are than they would be here. But for every industrious, energetic man or woman there is something to do.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $35.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.

On Monday evening a large meeting was held in the Courthouse for the purpose of receiving and discussing the new railroad proposition. The meeting organized by placing Mayor Emerson in the chair with Geo. H. Buckman as secretary. Henry E. Asp then read the proposition as decided upon in a conference between the representatives of the railroad company and the railroad committee. After the reading of the proposition, Mr. James N. Young, of Chicago, representing the company, was introduced and stated that the company were now ready to build the road, and desired to do so with as little delay as possible. That their intention was to build from a connection with the St. Louis & San Francisco, north or northeast from Winfield, to the south line of Sumner County, during the coming summer, and that the company desired an expression from the citizens as to whether they wanted the road or not, and would aid it, at once, so that the final location of the line might be decided upon. Senator Hackney was then called out and made a ringing speech in favor of the proposition and urged all to take hold with a will and secure it while they had the opportunity. Ex-Mayor Troup also spoke strongly in favor of securing the road at all hazards, as did Mr. Black, of the Telegram, and Judge T. H. Soward. A vote was then taken on the proposition, and almost every person in the house voted the affirmative. A committee of five, consisting of Geo. H. Rembaugh, Henry E. Asp, George. H. Buckman, Geo. H. Crippen, and Ed. P. Greer, was appointed to secure the necessary amount of names to the petitions. The meeting was one of the largest ever held in the city and enthusiastic and united on the railroad question.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $26.75.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
Last Saturday we visited Winfield for the first time since coming to Kansas last September. We found one of the prettiest towns in the State: broad stretches shaded with forest trees; mile after mile of smooth stone walks; elegant buildings, both for business and residence purposes; and a wide-awake, genial, enterprising people. Located in one of the loveliest valleys in Kansas, Winfield only needs more railroad enterprises to make her a city of commercial importance. The prospect of the Denver, Memphis & Atlantic has given an added impetus to the growth of the town and the young city is as speckled with new buildings as a guinea hen with spots. On every side can be heard the frequent demands for “more mort.” we called on O’Meara & Randolph, the boot and shoe merchant princes of Winfield, found them up to their ears in business, yet finding time for a cordial handshake with the Eye optician, and a warm welcome to the “Pride of Cowley.” Ed. P. Greer was seated in the COURIER den trying to convince an honest old yeoman that the Missouri, Winfield & Southwestern would be the salvation of Winfield. Ed. is a jolly young fellow, reports the COURIER prosperous, although he did try to put up a job on a patent medicine man. Messrs. Black and Rembaugh, of the Telegram, gave the Eye optician a cordial welcome, assuring him that he should have the freedom of the city, and if necessary might be able to obtain a prescription in case he feared danger from snake bites. They say the Telegram is booming; their circulation is extending rapidly, and they are correspondingly elevated in their feelings. Their editorial rooms are as snug and cosy as a lady’s boudoir, but the one thing that tends to destroy Charlie’s peace of mind is to make the calligraphy work just so-so. We left Winfield at four o’clock to return to our own Gem of the Valley, after having had a most enjoyable visit at our county’s capital.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
      The bills of Black & Rembaugh, printing, $10.50, and Jos. O’Hare, $32.50, expenses of trip to Leavenworth in attending to the bridge case against the city, were allowed and ordered paid.

Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $31.75.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
Bill of Black & Rembaugh, printing, $78.75, was referred to Finance committee.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1884.
The semi-annual meeting of the Ladies Library Association was held last Tuesday and elected six directors, as follows: Mrs. Whiting, Mrs. Bullene, Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mrs. Kate Wilson, and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh. Those directors holding over are: Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. M. J. Wood, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Mrs. H. E. Dawson, and Mrs. F. W. Finch; the president, Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, and the secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lundy. The Association is in a flourishing condition.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
The picture of abject misery, which rested upon the visage of Geo. C. Rembaugh, Saturday, as he watched the Great and Grand Democratic Party of Cowley crawl into the greenback bag and dwindle into nothingness, was the biggest sight of that whole circus.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
[Editorial column has a long discourse about Democrats attacking Republicans, especially those living in Cowley County. RECAP.
1. Attacked Henry E. Asp, Republican candidate for county attorney. Geo. Rembaugh wrote and published a letter in the Telegram charging Mr. Asp with collecting funds for clients and refusing to pay over, so that Mr. Torrance, his partner, had to pay and the Judge was about to disbar him, send him to prison, and other awful things. . . . Then he charged Asp with trying to bribe John C. Roberts to vote and work for the railroad bonds. . . .
[Torrance told all who would listen that this attack was done by liars.]
2. The next attack was made on the Republican candidate for representative of this district. Telegram charged that Rev. B. Kelly said “Ed. Greer was drunk two weeks ago.” Mr. Kelly answers that he never said or thought of such a thing. Telegram then said J. F. Martin had said he had seen Ed. drunk. Martin pronounces this a lie. Then a real conspiracy is concocted by an editor, a whiskey man, a beer man, and a low character, to prove that Ed. had been seen drunk and in company with a bad woman. One man is given $20 to bribe some loose women to make an affidavit to that effect. This failed. They then circulated an affidavit signed by the above low character to that effect. They then employed the editor as a go between to stir up a prohibition lawyer who is supposed to hate Ed. and convince him that Ed. is bad so that he will go and convince the ministers and other good men, telling the prohibition lawyer that Arthur Bangs will swear to the charges. The lawyer gets caught and tumbles to his part of the program, Bangs being appealed to says it is a lie. Then the whole conspiracy comes out and shows the operators to be the vilest hounds in the state. . . .
NOTE: Asp running for job of County Attorney; Ed. P. Greer running for office of Representative 66th District. POLITICS THIS TIME AROUND ARE VERY DIRTY!

Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $9.50.
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
Mrs. George Rembaugh and Mrs. Jas. Vance are visiting their parents in Pierce City, Mo.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Bill of Black & Rembaugh, printing, $34.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Miss Mary Majors came in from Pierce City, Mo., last week for a visit with her sisters, Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh and Mrs. James Vance.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
That Winfield and Cowley County are bound to march onward and upward during 1886, and even outdistance her former successes, was splendidly evidence in the rousing meeting of prominent businessmen at the Court House Thursday evening last. It showed that our citizens are on the alert and ready to embrace anything that will conduce to the prosperity of our city, and make her the metropolis that situation and natural advantages insure, if concerted action is brought to bear. The Court House was “chock full” and an interest shown in harmony with the energetic, rustling character of our businessmen.
Judge T. H. Soward called the meeting to order in a brief outline of its import—to stimulate immigration and public improvements, and to formulate plans for the general advancement of the Queen City and Cowley County.
D. L. Kretsinger, always prominent on such occasions, was made chairman, and George C. Rembaugh, the fat man of the Telegram, was chosen secretary. J. C. Long, A. T. Spotswood, H. B. Schuler, M. L. Robinson, and Col. Whiting were appointed a committee on plan of action, and after consideration they recommended that a permanent organization be formed to be known as the “Winfield Enterprise Association,” and that a committee of seven be appointed to draft by-laws, rules, etc., and report to a meeting at the Court House on this (Thursday) evening. The gentlemen composing the temporary committee were continued, with the addition of J. B. Lynn and M. G. Troup.

Chas. C. Black, secretary of the Denver, Memphis & Atlantic Railway Company, then addressed the meeting on the prospects of that line. He explained that the road would  have reached Winfield ere this if the financial panic, beginning with May last, hadn’t made progress impossible. With the loosening of the money market, he said the road would be pushed right through. The company have decided to make it a broad gauge, connecting at Baxter Springs with the Fort Scott & Gulf railroad. The contract for twenty-five miles of track has been let to John Fitzgerald, of Lincoln, Nebraska, a contractor of reliability and capital of half a million, who will begin to throw dirt as soon as the frost is out of the ground. With the twenty-five miles begun on the east end, the company will re-solicit aid along the proposed line (the bonds formerly voted being all void, owing to the road’s procrastination). The proposition having carried by so small a majority before in this county, Mr. Black thought it likely that aid would be asked by townships, Winfield being solicited for $40,000. M. L. Robinson also spoke flattering of the prospects for the D. M. & A., as well as the Kansas City and Southwestern, together with other projects conducive to Winfield’s prosperity. There seems no doubt that both these roads will be traversing the fair fields of Cowley before this year is ended. The officers of the K. C. & S. have everything arranged to commence operations as soon as the money market will permit. The meeting, by a unanimous vote, signified its willingness to vote forty thousand dollars to the D. M. & A., and, if needs be, vote the same amount again to the K. C. & W.
John C. Long, Col. Whiting, and others spoke enthusiastically of Winfield’s prospects, and urged the necessity for concerted action. Mr. Long said that the Street Railway Company would build its line, and not a dollar’s worth of aid would be asked. Our street railway will make us metropolitan indeed.
Spencer Bliss suggested the feasibility and possibility of offering sufficient inducements to the A., T. & S. F. and S. K. railroads to build a union depot and joint shops in this city, and stated that the prospect of navigating the Arkansas river, and other influences, pointed forcibly to the necessity of the Santa Fe moving through the Territory soon, to a southern market, in which case they must have shops about this location. Winfield being ninety-five miles from Cherryvale and about the same distance from Newton, offers a very advantageous situation for joint shops and a round house, and if our businessmen push the feasibility of the matter, there seems no doubt that this result can be obtained. When the D. M. & A. and K. C. & S. strike us, now anticipated before the summer rolls by, this scheme will be all the more probable. With four railroads radiating from Winfield, with their shops here, we will have a town that will lay all others in Kansas in the shade—hardly excepting the State Capital.
This was the most enthusiastic meeting our city has witnessed in many a day, and shows a determination on the part of everybody to make the Queen City “git up and dust.” With the advent of spring, immigration will pour in from the panic-stricken east—immigration of a substantial character, men seeking profitable investment for capital, and with unison of effort, the extensive advertisement we are getting, etc., Winfield and Cowley County will get a large share. This organization is what is needed. New enterprises will be sprung and an era of prosperity dawn that will surprise “old-timers.” With the prettiest city, the best county, and the best people on the globe, Winfield’s beacon light will be followed by many an easterner in quest of a pleasant home and safe investment. Let us all put our shoulders to the wheel and keep our city in the first ranks of leading, prosperous cities—where her natural advantages entitle her. Every businessman in the city should give the meeting tonight his presence. What we need is a hard pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $30.75.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 2, 1885.
Clothes line fiends are abroad in our midst. The wife of one of our citizens put out her washing Monday, and in the tranquil hours of the night several articles disappeared. The articles taken would indicate that the purloiner was a woman, or had a weakness for women’s wear. George Rembaugh, of the Telegram, lives in that locality, but that doesn’t account for the disappearance of the three pair of        ?!? and an old shirt. We think George has a shirt.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $27.75.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Pistols for Two. The following slam on our youth and modesty, from the glass-eyed pen of our sparkling but wicked co-temporary, George C. Rembaugh, of the Telegram, must be avenged. Our heretofore unknown “recklessness and hardness” must have exercise. Pistols and coffee for two: place—in the jungles of the Walnut; time—4 a.m. We quote that all may see the justice of this dualistic determination.
“The demoralization attendant on the life of a reporter has never been more marked than in that of Mr. Frank Greer of the COURIER. When he first took upon himself the responsible, solemn, and active duties of a local editor, he was, to all appearances, fresh from the hands of nature; he was a rose, or to use the common parlance of this day, a daisy, whose petals were just unfolding, and hardly able to bear the glitter and glare of the world. His modest and retiring disposition was the glory and pride of his friends. But a change has taken place. His modesty and bashfulness have vanished and in their stead has appeared a recklessness and hardness that is quite painful to see. Last week he insinuated in a heartless and most cruel manner that the editor of this paper sought his shirt supply from neighboring clothes lines. In Tuesday’s COURIER, this young man, with an audacity that his elder brother has seldom equaled, presumes to dictate to the ladies how they shall arrange their underwear. Hear what he says: ‘It is said the champion lady skater of Wellington fell down the other evening, and, it is solemnly asserted by those who were standing near, that ‘O B patent’ was seen to flutter to the breeze as she was trying to raise from her awkward position. Young ladies, when making their garments of flour sacks, should be careful to get the signs rubbed out.’”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
Harrison, the “boy preacher,” has converted a prominent plumber of Chicago. We would now like to see him try his hand on Geo. C. Rembaugh, of the Telegram.
Falls murder of Friday night. THE DAILY always “gets there.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.

Post-Office Matters. Since the President has evinced a disposition to take his own time in the matter of the decapitation of postmasters whose terms have not expired, except in cases where there is good cause for prompt action, the hungry applicants have been hunting for cause against the incumbents all over the country, and it is said that the department is already loaded down with cords and cords of charges against postmasters. It is reported that there is in Winfield a crude newcomer who has been here a few months and who expects to be appointed postmaster through the powerful influence of his friends in Kentucky, who, he supposes, will be able to control the Kansas appointments. We never heard of this person until we were told he was an applicant for the post-office, and do not know that we have ever yet seen him, so we know nothing of his qualifications, but it is reported that his Kentucky friends have advised him to drum up charges against the postmaster and send to the department, and that he has done that same thing. We presume that these charges will never be read at the department, and that long before they can be reached, George Rembaugh will be postmaster of Winfield. We have no idea that Kentucky statesmen will have any influence in the appointment of Kansas postmasters, or if they did, that they would take any special interest in the Winfield applicant. Probably not one of them really cares a cent about the applicant except to answer his letters courteously and encouragingly and then forget him. The Winfield Democrats have expressed a preference for George Rembaugh and have agreed to support him, and we conclude that their wish will settle the matter as to what Democrat shall receive the appointment.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Bills of Black & Rembaugh, printing, $14.50; $55.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
To the Reverend Gentlemen of the Commission to Locate and Build the College
of the Kansas Southwestern Conference of the M. E. Church.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
The citizens of Winfield would respectfully call your attention to some of the advantages favoring the location of your college on the site proposed at Winfield.
It will cost many thousand dollars less to construct the required buildings on this site than on any other site that will be proposed, for within one-half to three-fourths of a mile are several of the finest stone quarries in the State, those from which the government ordered the stone for constructing the government building at Topeka, after having subjected them to the most rigid tests. The proprietors donate to you the best of these quarries to the extent of all the stone wanted for your buildings on this site, and the Winfield Water Company donates to you all the water wanted for the construction. Sand and lime are close by, abundant and cheap, and the rock is easily and rapidly cut and shaped with the saw and chisel.
The site proposed is an eminence one hundred feet above the surrounding valleys and a building thereon will be seen from afar, from the city of Burden 16 miles east, from Arkansas City 15 miles south, from Wellington 24 miles west, from the Flint Hills 30 to 40 miles away, from points near Wichita and El Dorado and possibly from points near all the other competitors for the college location.
The A. T. & S. F. railroad passes through Winfield and Cowley County from the north to the south, the Kansas Southern railroad passes through from the east to the west, the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad, now in process of construction within the county will pass through from the northeast to the southwest, and the Denver Memphis and Atlantic railroad now in process of construction, will pass through from the northwest to the southeast.
No point can be considered more central to the probable patrons of the school so far as the east and west are concerned and the probable early settlement of the Indian Territory will place Winfield in the center north and south of the large district which will be tributary to this institution.

The site offered is considered the most beautiful in the State and will in itself be a valuable educator in the study of the beautiful in nature and art, opening before the student a wide chart of circling hills and green valleys, of gentle undulations and bold bluffs, of high and shapely mounds, of flowering meadows, of winding streams lined by forest belts, of woodland parks and groves, of orchards and fields of corn and waiving grain, while at your feet nestles the fairest city of our fair State. Situated near one hundred feet higher than the main part of the city in a notch of a line of bluffs which rise thirty feet higher, surrounded by a fine young grove, it combines many charms which may be seen and felt, but language fails to describe.
Into the northeast corner of the twenty acre tract designed for the college grounds and campus, extends a beautiful mound which rises some thirty-five feet above the campus, and presents a most commanding site for an observatory.
The grounds are just outside of the present city limits, but inside of the proposed limits, and approached by a very easy grade. It is less than a mile from the present business center of the city, the corner of Main street and 9th avenue being about three fourths of a mile east and one-fourth of a mile north, and it is less than three-fourths of a mile from the center of population of the city. A street railroad system is organized and will be built and operated to the college grounds before the college is completed.
According to the late official census, the city of Winfield has within its present limits 5,151 inhabitants, an increase of 1,234 for the past year. Its immediate suburbs contain about 1,000, which will soon be included within the city limits and the population of the city and immediate suburbs is over 6,000. Having just obtained three new and important elements of increase, viz: The State Institute for the feeble minded and the immediate prospect of two more railroads, it is safe to predict that the increase of population for the present year will be three times as great as that of the past year. Already the second city in population in your conference, it promises to rival the first in the future and to give a great number of students to a collegiate institution.
By the census just taken, Cowley County has a population of 30,790, an increase of 4,341 over last year. It is now the most populous county in your conference; and with the new elements of increase, bids fair to keep pace with the most populous county in the State and furnish collegiate students far in excess of other counties of the conference, for there is no county in the State whose population ranks higher in enterprise and love of learning.

The population of the city and county rank high not only in wealth, intelligence, and industry, but in moral and religious character. This was the banner prohibition county in 1880, giving 3,243 votes for the prohibitory amendment to 870 against, and it seems evident that the large increase of population since then is in sympathy with that majority, and that the prohibition sentiment has become the settled sentiment of the county. In the city of Winfield the laws and ordinances against dram selling, gambling, and prostitution are obeyed and strictly enforced, and it is probable that no other town in the State of Kansas presents so healthy a moral atmosphere with so little temptation to vicious and immoral practices and habits as the city of Winfield. Therefore parents all over Kansas can send their sons and daughters to your school at Winfield in full confidence that they will not be exposed to moral contagion.
Winfield has complete systems of water works and gas works in operation, and a system of street railroad in progress; it has large and commodious churches, a public library, telephone service, and many other conveniences usually found only in much larger cities.
Educationally, Cowley County stands high. The district schools are well organized and have generally adopted a course of study and graduating system, and most of them are doing high grade preparatory work while the nine graded schools throughout the county will prepare an army of students for admission each year to a school of higher learning, so that Cowley alone would supply sufficient students to your college, if located in its midst, to make it a success. The estimate that two hundred a year will be prepared in this county to enter your school, does not seem extravagant. This county has 160 school districts, and ranks among the counties of the State, third in population of school age, first in average attendance at school, and second in average wages paid teachers.
These are some of the advantages which Winfield presents: advantages large in an economic point of view and in promise of future support and success of the institution, valuable in the aesthetic point of view and in its local conveniences, and inestimable in point of moral and religious influences. Winfield pledges you land sufficient and money sufficient to build and equip a most commodious and magnificent building, and sufficient for your purposes. And in the interested judgment of her citizens, adding this sufficient sum to the other advantages above enumerated, they should outweigh any sum, however great, that will be offered by her competitors; and commending these circumstances to your careful consideration, they leave their offer in your hands in full confidence that you will decide wisely and well.
Citizens Committee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $55.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
H. G. Buford packed his grip Monday and started for Washington, D. C., after the P. O. He will bring it back with him, and George Rembaugh looks blue.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.

H. C. Buford is in Washington urging his claims for the Winfield postmastership. Before he left here he announced that he would be postmaster in two weeks. His two weeks will be up Saturday, next. Meanwhile, Geo. Rembaugh is quietly studying the mysteries and duties of the position. It is announced that the two weeks following July 4th the first assistant Post Master General will devote to changes in presidential offices, during which time no personal applicants will be noticed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
It is stated that President Cleveland will visit Kansas in September. We bet he will not, but if he does, he will visit Winfield of course. If he comes, we shall entertain him as nicely as we can and not let George Rembaugh or H. C. Buford get a word with him.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $7.25.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
The glorious Fourth completely got away with George Rembaugh. He has a haggard look and gets around like a snail. He holds his head steady and looks cross-eyed. It is a sad sight to see a bright and ambitious young man going down hill prematurely. All cursed be the temptations of the Fourth! He claims to be laid up by rheumatism.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
The supposition is that George Rembaugh sprained his neck stretching it in looking for H. G. Buford’s return. This is what ails him instead of rheumatism. It is somewhat remarkable that this complaint came on about the time Mr. Buford pulled in.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
George Rembaugh has got out his old spelling book and gone to seclusion, with his Democratic assistant, to get ready to manipulate the “post offiz.” Those desiring to congratulate him will have to be patient till he comes out—spelling C-l-e-v-e-l-a-n-d with great big caps and broad smiles.
Rembaugh replaces Millington as Postmaster at Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Friday the President appointed Geo. C. Rembaugh postmaster at Winfield, Kansas, vice D. A. Millington, resigned. The resignation was voluntary and was sent in by J. Wade McDonald, who left Winfield for Washington last Sunday evening. He would not have presented the resignation to the President unless assured that Mr. Rembaugh would be appointed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Geo. C. Rembaugh received Tuesday, from the First Assistant Postmaster General, official notice of his appointment as postmaster of Winfield, with blank oath, bond, etc. He will fill the papers and return them to Washington, when his commission will issue. It will probably take about ten days yet to work him over into a postmaster. Geo. is now very much improved in health. He had been running down for some time and it was doubtful if he could last through the summer. This dose of medicine has cured him at once. Mr. Buford is said to be much sicker than he was, but as his mind is relieved of further anxiety, he will doubtless recover.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
To be Held in Memory of General Grant in the Baptist Church, Saturday, August 8, 1885, At the Hour of the General Funeral Services in New York City.

All members of the G. A. R. and of the W. R. Corps will meet at the G. A. R. Hall one hour before the time arranged for the general funeral exercises, and under the general supervision of the Post Commander, march to the church. The Courier Band will march at the head of the procession. The instrumental music to be under the supervision of Geo. H. Crippen, leader of the band. The vocal music at the church to be under the management of H. E. Silliman, leader of the Baptist choir. Rev. B. Kelly, minister in charge. Rev. J. H. Snyder and Dr. W. R. Kirkwood to deliver memorial addresses. The ladies of the Relief Corps, assisted by H. H. Siverd and D. J. States, will have charge of the church decoration. All the bells of the city to be tolled fifteen minutes preceding the services, under the direction of the officer of the day. H. H. Siverd, chairman of ushers at the church. Messrs. Millington, Rembaugh, and Davis committee on memorial resolutions. All old soldiers are requested to meet with the Post at their hall. The general public is earnestly invited to attend the services. The G. A. R. Post room will be appropriately draped for thirty days.
By order of Committee, B. Kelly, Chairman; D. J. States, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
County printing, Geo. C. Rembaugh, $4.90.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
We find the following in the Washington correspondence of the Kansas City Journal of the 29th. “J. Wade McDonald, of Winfield, Kansas, disappointed aspirant for the post office at that place, is still here and his signature has been sought by several Kansans among their endorsers for place.” We saw a statement in the same paper, and probably by the same correspondent, when J. W. McDonald first arrived at Washington, that he was an aspirant for the Winfield post office. Now we understand that he went to Washington on legal business for the Oklahoma boomers, whose counsel he is, and that just before he started, Geo. C. Rembaugh employed him to secure his (Rembaugh’s) appointment as postmaster. Now how did the K. C. J. correspondent find out that J. Wade “went back on George” and “put in” for himself, is what we want to know. How did George get the appointment against the only Kansas politician in Washington at the time? But there is another suspicious circumstance about it. We have heard of nothing from J. Wade to George or anybody else about the glorious victory of pulling George through against the combined fight of Buford, Glick, the whole Kentucky delegation, and other great influences thrown in, no congratulations, nothing about his great influence with the president, as is the regulation way. What is the matter, J. Wade? Have you lost your grip on politics?
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.

One of our anti-prohibition friends says that our article of yesterday intimating that certain postmasters are being suspended because they are offensive anti-prohibitionists, is blanked nonsense. We don’t know about that. There are other reasons for the theory besides actual suspension of anti-prohibitionists. Gen. C. W. Blair is a prohibitionist and is nearest to President Cleveland of all the Kansas Democrats. His candidates get appointed, and why? Is it because he is a prohibitionist? John Martin is next to Blair in influence with the president. Is it because as district judge he struck the heaviest blows to enforce prohibition? Ex-Gov. Geo. W. Glick seems to have no influence with the president. Why does not the Great Mogul of Kansas Democracy control all the Kansas appointments, or some of them at least? Is it because he used his official power as governor to try to break down the prohibitory laws? Is it a fact that the president appoints for Kansas only prohibitionists when he knows it? Geo. C. Rembaugh was endorsed by prohibition leaders, perhaps under the impression that he was a prohibitionist. His prohibition predecessor endorsed him and that might seem conclusive. It looks as though he owed his appointment, partly at least, to the president’s impression that he was a prohibitionist. He will have to join the prohibition ranks and advocate prohibition in the Telegram or the first he knows Cleveland will ask him to resign as he did Meade, of Hazelhurst. When it shall become well known that President Cleveland discriminates in favor of prohibitionists, won’t prohibition take a boom and won’t thousands of Democratic topers reform.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $51.50.
Rembaugh now at work as Postmaster...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
It is now George C. Rembaugh, P. M. George and Mr. Millington squared accounts Monday, and the Winfield post office is now a Democratic institution. The old force, Roy Millington, Will McClellan, and Eva Berkey, will likely be retained.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
A Change. Walter G. Seaver, the optician of the Dexter Eye, will take business and editorial charge of the Telegram next Monday, in place of George C. Rembaugh, whose attention will now be devoted to the post office. Walter is a thorough businessman, having worked on some of the metropolitan papers, a genial fellow, and will keep the Telegram up to its past standard of merit. He is a Democrat of long standing. We are glad to welcome Walter as a neighborly cotemporary, though sorry to see George retire from active newspaperdom, for which he was to the manner born. He rejoices in a fatter take.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.

The Grant Memorial Services Saturday were grand. The G. A. R. and the militia were out in full force. The Courier, the Juvenile, and the Union Cornet Bands discoursed sweet music; the city was draped in mourning and business suspended from 2 to 4 o’clock in honor of the dead hero. The south and the north joined hands and hearts in mourning for the silent man of Vicksburg. The procession started from the G. A. R. hall at 2 p.m., followed by the Militia, marching to the Baptist church where the services were held. The church was beautifully draped. Over the pulpit was a banner with the inscription, “Our Old Commander,” over a picture of Gen. Grant. The pulpit was draped in black, decorated with beautiful flowers arranged in crosses. The outside of the church was also appropriately in mourning. The G. A. R. occupied the front seats, with the militia and Woman’s Relief Corps. We cannot speak too highly of the music. The Courier Band rendered sweet music at the church. Also the choir of the church, composed of Miss Lola Silliman, organist; H. E. Silliman, Miss Walrath, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, and Prof. Merriman. As the Corps marched in, Crippen’s instrumental Quintette played Lincoln’s Funeral March—as charming as ever greeted the ear. Captain Siverd and Sam Gilbert showed their usual gallantry in conducting all to seats. After music and prayer by Rev. Myers, the Committee on resolutions, D. A. Millington, Geo. Rembaugh, and Buel Davis, read fitting resolutions lamenting the death of the old hero and eulogizing the acts of his life. After this Rev. J. H. Snyder, of the United Brethren church, and Dr. W. R. Kirkwood, of the Presbyterian church, delivered very fine discourses. Rev. B. Kelly, who conducted the services, made a few remarks about the General’s religious character. Mrs. Grant is a Methodist and the General always leaned that way. A few months before Grant’s death, the old friendly pastor called and the General made a confession of faith.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Our Democratic friends are in a squabble over the post office location. Henry Goldsmith refused to extend the lease for the present location, considering the post office a nuisance to his business, which it is, and P. M. Rembaugh leased the rooms now occupied by the express offices, with the stipulation that all partitions be taken out and a twelve foot extension, with large arches, be put on the north. Then began the trouble. Some of the Dems. wanted it in the north end of town, offering a stock company to build on the Jennings-Crippen lot, corner of 8th Avenue and Main. Others wanted it put on Ninth Avenue, and a stock company offer to buy the Fahey building, where the Ninth Avenue Hotel now is. The house is divided against itself and numerous caucuses fail to bring peace. George is immovable, and will put the post office where he pleases, in conformity to public convenience and general satisfaction, regardless of the post office location cranks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith has torn away the unsightly wood stairway that has led to the post-office heaven for years, and put in its stead a neat and substantial iron stairway.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
The post office change of location is finally settled. As no particular location can possibly be satisfactory to all the unterrified, George has finally hit upon a plan that will be sure to suit. He has rented the old Short building lately occupied by Harter’s drug store, now in the street and on wheels, and has engaged Fred Kropp’s mules to haul the post office about town everywhere any Democrat wants it. It will receive and deliver the mails at the depots and then roll off around town. This plan seems to satisfy everybody except Arthur Bangs. He is kicking like a Texas steer, for it will “bust up” his mail carrying business.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
There seems to have been an ex-convict appointed to a post office in Kansas, Brown County, by the present administration. We know the Democrats are few and far between in Kansas, but then thee ought to be enough to fill the offices without calling on the penitentiary to furnish them. This case, added to the appointment of a Dakota ex-convict to the post office in Sioux City, Iowa, an embezzler to the post office in Lincoln Center, Maine; Judd, the horse thief, two ex-convicts to places in the custom house in Cincinnati, and so on, would seem to prove that the convicts are meeting with more consideration even than confederates at the hands of the administration. We expect to hear from the St. Joseph Gazette on this if “he” be in the humor. K. C. Journal.
Geo. Rembaugh will resign for fear of being believed a horse thief.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.

A good Democrat informed us that the post office matter was settled. George has concluded to put it in the Ninth Avenue Hotel. The plan of putting it on wheels has been given up on account of the many heavy weights among the Democrats and the necessary travel it would take to follow up the caravan. No doubt there will be some dissatisfaction among the ones who were in favor of having it in their front yards. But all can’t be pleased.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
I have just received a large assortment, and have more coming, of the best goods and the latest styles in the market, which I will make up to order or sell by the yard, at the lowest prices and first-class workmanship. A cordial invitation is extended to all to call and examine my goods. They are the best ever brought to Winfield, and when completed, will give an assortment of over 500 different styles. A. Herpich, the Merchant Tailor, Over Post Office.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Black & Rembaugh, printing, $25.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
This morning it was rumored that George Rembaugh carried a smile on his “phiz” that betokened something more than the usual routine in the every day events of this life. It was said that a bran new Democratic postmaster had arrived at his house. The thirsty man of news made a dash for the post office and at once tackled George. He swore by all that was good or bad that it was a cruel joke some of the boys had instigated at his expense, but ye reporter detected the far-away smile in the corner of George’s eye and pinned the boy to the wall and he “caved”—said it was too true. It’s a bouncing boy—a full fledged Democrat, clamoring in a loud voice for a post office or something else; probably the paregoric bottle or some other infantile unmentionables. George stands it remarkably well considering that this is his first. He told us not to give it away and we won’t. Don’t say a word about it. We have not smoked yet.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The new ten cent special delivery stamp will be placed on sale at the post office tomorrow morning. Upon the arrival of a letter at a special delivery office bearing one of these special ten cent stamps, in addition to regular postage, the letter will be placed in the hands of a special messenger, who will at once deliver it to the party addressed, provided the party does not live beyond a radius of one mile from the post office. While these stamps can be purchased at any post office, the delivery system is a population of 4,000 and over at the last federal census in 1880. The list of special delivery offices in Kansas are as follows: Atchison, Emporia, Ft. Scott, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Ottawa, Parsons, Topeka, Wichita, and Wyandotte. Any further information, with lists of special delivery offices throughout the union, will be cheerfully furnished at the post office. GEO. C. REMBAUGH, P. M.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
Postmaster Rembaugh has at last received a case of postal cards, about half the order of August 10th. The post offices of the county generally have been out of postal cards all this time. The economy of the present administration is something wonderful.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.

Geo. C. Rembaugh, P. M., has received a daisy distributing table for the post office. It is one that the late postmaster had been figuring on a year to get the postmaster general to make an allowance of about $70 to pay for it. He finally succeeded but too late to enjoy the fun of distributing mail on it. We will not describe it, but George will take pleasure in showing it to you.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.

Thursday night was the occasion of one of the most brilliant weddings in the history of the city, that of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington, which took place at the pleasant, commodious home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington. The wide acquaintance and popularity of the contracting parties, with the fact that the bride was the last child of a happy home, made the marriage anticipated with warm interest. The parents had planned a celebration fitting to the departure in marriage of the last and youngest member of their household—the one who was the greatest pride and joy to their ripened years.
Thirteen children and grandchildren were present, including Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lemmon, of Newton, with their children, Masters Bertie Flint, Allen B., Jr., and Fred and little Miss Mary; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ex Saint, of Acoma Grant, New Mexico, with their little daughters, Irene and Louise; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, of this city, and Master Roy. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Millington, of McCune, Kansas, were also among the relatives present.
At an early hour the large double parlors, sitting room, and hall were filled almost to overflowing by the following friends.
Mr. George C. Rembaugh was one of those listed.
Gift: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Rembaugh, willow rocking chair.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.

Black & Rembaugh, printing, $25.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
We should think Geo. Rembaugh would feel lonesome. Most of the new Democratic postmasters and appointees seem to be ex-convicts or have been up to some deviltry. Hope George will persevere in well doing notwithstanding it is in such bad form in his party.
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.
Catherine Rembaugh and husband to N M Powers, lots 12 and 13, blk 235, Citizens ad to Winfield: $450.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
Married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Vance, at 8:30 Sunday, Mr. Abe Smith and Miss Mary Majors, Rev. McDonough, the Episcopal minister of this city, officiating. The bride is a young lady well known here and high esteemed for her many excellent qualities. She is the daughter of Mrs. Sid Majors and the sister of Mrs. James Vance and Mrs. Geo. C. Rembaugh. The groom is a gentleman in every sense of the word and at present a popular conductor on the “Frisco” road. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple took the K. C. & S. W. for Pierce City, their future home. They leave a host of friends here who wish them unbounded bliss and prosperity for their future lives and in which THE COURIER heartily joins them. We understand that they were tendered numerous and valuable presents by their friends, which we were unable to get a list of.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
Bill of Black & Rembaugh, printing, $52.50, was referred to finance committee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
Among the guests: Mr. and Mrs. George C. Rembaugh.
Among the gifts: Silver pitcher and goblet, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Rembaugh, Mr. Will C. Robinson, Mr. G. D. Headrick, Mr. M. Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Dr. C. E. Pugh, Mr. Addison Brown, Mr. Will E. Hodges, Mr. Eli Youngheim, Mr. E. G. Gray, Mr. F. H. Greer.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Black & Rembaugh, $23.50.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
Never did Winfield have a more successful and thoroughly pleasurable social event than last Thursday night at the Opera House, the fifth annual Bal Masque of the Pleasant Hour Club. It was the talk of the town from the issuing of the invitations and fully met the fondest expectations.
Mrs. George C. Rembaugh was a Spanish girl, lively and graceful.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
Bills were ordered, paid as follows: Black & Rembaugh, printing, $145.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.

Postmaster Rembaugh has word from the Postmaster General that a regular U. S. mail will be established on the Frisco railroad from Beaumont to Winfield on the 15th inst., with offices at Latham, Atlanta, Wilmot, and Floral. This will be hailed with rejoicing by the people all along this route, especially the small offices that have been entirely dependent upon star routes. And among the happy is THE DAILY COURIER, which has been sent to the towns up the road by special carrier. This will give us a direct eastern mail a day earlier than by K. C.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
Postmaster Rembaugh’s new double delivery scheme, rowing the mail-inquirers on one side from “A to L” and the other side from “M to Z” worked like a charm with the rush and jam of today. It expedites things greatly. By three o’clock the two delivery clerks had the crowd satiated, so that a man could get into the office without endangering life and limb.
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 Beeney, 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.


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