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E. P. Young

                                              Tisdale Township and Winfield.

Tisdale Township 1873: E. P. Young, 34; spouse, Bell H., 28.
Tisdale Township 1874: E. P. Young, 35; spouse, Bell H., 30.
[Note: Age of Bell H. Young given above does not agree with 1875 Census.]
Kansas 1875 Census, Tisdale Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color    Place/birth        Where from
E. P. Young            36  m    w       Indiana             Pennsylvania
Bell H. Young   35    f     w       New York              Pennsylvania
Edward Young 12   m    w       Ohio                       Pennsylvania
Hattie Young            8    f     w       Pennsylvania           Pennsylvania
Mamie Young     4    f     w       Pennsylvania           Pennsylvania
Willis Young           9m  m     w       Kansas
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 3, 1873.
E. P. Young, Tisdale township, was one of the jurors drawn for the July term of Court.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 24, 1873.
E. P. Young, late of Pennsylvania, is building one of the finest stone residences in the county a quarter of a mile west of Tisdale. He is using the fine white magnesia limestone from the quarry of G. W. Foughty, near that place. His barn of the same material is nearly completed and presents a fine appearance when viewed from the Winfield and Tisdale road.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 31, 1873.
FIRST DAY. The following Petit Jurors, on failing to appear as sum­moned, were each fined the sum of $10: William Sartin, S. S. Majors, I. F. Newland, A. B. Gardener, and E. P. Young.
THIRD DAY. The fine of Young, Majors, Gardiner, and Sartin set aside.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 25, 1873.
There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Tisdale Town Company, at Tisdale, on Saturday, the 27th of September, 1873, for the final settlement of the business of the Company. All persons having unsettled accounts with the company will please present them at that time. By order of the Board.
E. P. YOUNG, President, Tisdale Town Company.
J. M. BENBROOK, Secretary, Tisdale Town Company.
Tisdale, Sept. 18th, 1873.
Winfield Courier, February 6, 1874.
A Card.
TISDALE, KANSAS, February 2, 1874.

ED. COURIER: Will you allow me space in your valuable paper to expose one of the biggest swindlers and one of the biggest swindling associations in Cowley County? The swindler above referred to is Mr. E. P. Young. The association is the Tisdale Town Company. I take this method of informing the public in general of both of them. I do not do this through any malicious purpose whatever. I do it simply because I have been swindled by both of them. Mr. Young is a man of no honor. He has defrauded me out of honest labor. Mr. G. W. Foughty (who, by the way, is Mr. Young’s tool in the town company) has done the same. Now I don’t intend to accuse these so-called gentlemen or farmers and laboring reform advocates of anything that I cannot prove. I am willing to test what I charge them with before any court of justice in Kansas.
Mr. Foughty has maliciously lied me out of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) worth of labor, and it has cost me a great deal more to find out Mr. Young’s honesty and truthfulness (which I found both to be rotten). I would like it if E. P. Young or G. W. Foughty would test this thing in some court, and I defy either of them to throw blemish on my character, or I defy them to show as clear a record as I can, before I took up my residence in Kansas. And I want to say this much in regard to one member of the town compa­ny, Mr. J. M. Benbrook, the secretary. I believe him to be strictly honest in every respect—I have always found him to be so both in town and personal affairs.
It is no wonder that Tisdale does not prosper any better than it does—how could it prosper with two such swindlers to run the town affairs. Young and Foughty are a majority. They can pass a bill over the head of J. M. Benbrook even if he does protest it, as they did a bill for work which I had done myself, but which Mr. Young claimed he had done. Mr. Foughty said he didn’t know anything about the bill, but he thought it must be all right, although he knew I had done the work. Now this looks a good deal like honesty for a man to pass a bill that he will swear that he don’t know anything—a specimen of the reform party—I think both of these men were sworn to do the best in their power for the company they represent. Now if Mr. Young wanted to do the best he could for the company, why did he not settle with me honestly, as I proposed? I offered to settle with him before a court of arbitration. Now let these reformers and advocates of the reform party come up to time and answer to these few charges. I can prove what I have charged them with. If they are honest men, they will come up and defend themselves. I intend to keep the public posted in regard to this Tisdale Swindling Association. M. G. CROWLEY.
[We have no desire to occupy our columns with personal attacks, such as the above, and would not, under any circumstances, do so now, if the party had not signed his name in full, and we understand him to be a responsible man. And as we have given him space we, of course, will publish any reply that Messrs. Young & Foughty may see fit to make.]  ED.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. Morgan, Young & Co. vs. E. P. Young.
Winfield Courier, October 22, 1874.
From Tisdale.

OCT. 20. EDITOR COURIER: The Independent order of politi­cians held their meeting last night. A. T. Gay was called to the chair, and introduced Mr. Melville as the first speaker. Mr. Melville stated that the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction was overpaid, and according to his remarks would have led us to believe that he would fill the office for less than nothing; and that the office was nearly useless and merely a burden to the county, and finished up by stating that the present incumbent at a salary of $1,200 per annum had made nothing out of the office.
Mr. Williams being introduced stated that he was no speaker; had lived fifteen years in southern Kansas; had been a Son of Temperance; believed in temperance; was glad Mr. Melville could speak for he could not.
Gans lectured on finance but did not state a word in refer­ence to the office of Probate Judge. Wanted them to put him into office where he could learn a little as he knew very little at present; said something about a focus and finished up on veal and beef.
All the candidates now present having spoken, J. G. Young was called. He stated that the party accomplished nothing last year, and he was about to leave the party, but as these men seemed so innocent they certainly could not do much harm and he thought that he would support them.
Handy stated that he was like all the others that preceded him—no speaker; wished that he could say something, and finally sat down.
E. P. Young was more independent, would make choice of the best men no matter of what party.
Now we will take the meeting into consideration for one moment. No person belonging to the opposite party was invited to speak, and what did they, themselves say?
They aimed at crying corruption but did not point a single instance where wrong had been done.
They cried small pay and yet stated as plain as language could state that those already in office could make nothing at the present salaries. Now what logic! What reason­ing! What conclu­sion can we, as voters, come to? Cry corrup­tion, but do not know where it is! Salaries too high, and yet not enough to live upon.
And still the Tisdale reformers seem to be highly delighted. Yes, they are like the three travelers, who, when they were shown to bed, were asked if they would have a warming pan. The waiter gone, they asked each other what a warming pan was, and as none of them knew, they came to the happy conclusion that they would eat it anyway. So the Tisdale reform­ers will eat it anyway, but it seems to me it must grit pretty hard on their teeth.
Winfield Courier, November 5, 1874.
Resolutions of Respect.
TISDALE, OCT. 28th, 1874.
At a special meeting of the Tisdale Lodge No. 252, I. O. G. T., called to pass resolutions on the death of William Patterson, the following were submitted by the committee, and unanimously adopted.
WHEREAS, It has pleased God in his divine wisdom, to remove brother William Patterson from among us, therefore be it
Resolved, That while we feel deeply the loss our Lodge has sustained, we now in humble submission to the decrees of all wise Providence;

Resolved, That in the death of our worthy brother, this Lodge has lost an efficient member;
Resolved, That we tender the sincere sympathy of this lodge to the bereaved relatives of our worthy brother in this their sore affliction, and
Resolved, That the minutes and resolutions of this meeting be sent to each of the county papers for publication, and a copy be sent to the brothers and sister of the deceased.
Committee: E. P. Young, E. A. Millard, A. T. Gay, Thos. M. McGuire, W. R. S.
Winfield Courier, December 17, 1874.
Dec. 12th, 1874. The citizens of Ninnescah Township met pursuant to a call of the Trustee to organize an aid society and elect a committee to cooperate with the Cowley County Relief Association in procuring aid for the needy. The officers of the Ninnescah Aid Society are Pres., Dr. A. C. Capper; Vice Pres., D. W. Pierce; Sec., P. W. Smith; Treas., F. D. Davis. Committee consisting of T. Walker, A. D. Wood, and P. W. Smith.
The following resolutions were adopted, to-wit:
1st. Resolved, That this committee report immediately to the Cowley County Relief Committee at Winfield.
2nd. That this committee canvass the township within the next five days to ascertain the exact number of destitute in the township.
3rd. That the proceedings of their meeting be furnished to the Winfield COURIER and Telegram for publication. P. W. SMITH, Sec.
TISDALE, Dec. 10th, 1874. Meeting called to order by the Trustee, Philip Hedges, who was elected Chairman, E. P. Young was elected Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman, viz: To appoint a committee of three to cooperate with the County Relief committee. Committee was appointed consisting of J. J. Johnson, Philo Hedges, Q. Hawkins. Motion made and carried that the committee be increased to five: A. Thompson and J. A. McGuire, were appointed additional. P. E. HEDGES, Chairman.
E. P. YOUNG, Sec.
MAPLE CITY, Dec. 9th, 1874. A meeting of the citizens of Spring Creek Township, held this day for the purpose of electing a Township Relief Committee, chose the following gentlemen: H. S. Libby, R. P. Goodrich, and Isaac Howe. W. E. KETCHAM, Sec.
Winfield Courier, January 28, 1875.
The chairman of the township relief committee called the citizens together on the evening of the 22nd to transact some very important business for the benefit of the needy, and by 7 p.m. the schoolhouse was filled to overflowing with as hungry a looking set of men as is often seen in any assembly. The chair­man called the meeting to order and stated that the object of the meeting was to see what had been done with the aid that had been received up to that time, as charges had been entered against a member of the committee living in the south part of the township.

Alexander Thompson had been charged with receiving 400 pounds of flour, and distributing the same among his needy neighbors without first hauling it to the north part of the township and turning it over to the chairman of the committee, Mr. J. J. Johnson, and allowing him to distribute the same among some of his neighbors who were also needy and who had been troubling him by intruding on his business and premises, by applying to him for rations, when he—like the devil on the mount—had nothing to give. A motion was carried that the committee make a statement of what they had done with the suffer­ers of the township. Mr. Thompson was called and stated that he had received 400 pounds of flour and some clothing, and had also distributed the same to the needy, and had the papers to show who and what amount each had received, and further that he had visited thirty-two families and taken a list of their wants, and reported the same to the county committee.
Mr. Johnson was next called, and while scratching his head, stated that he knew there were some families in the north part of the township who were suffering but he had done nothing to assist them.
Other members reported the same except Mr. McGuire; who gave an account of 100 pounds of meat received and distributed.
But as Mr. Thompson was the only member of the committee who had taken any active part to relieve the needy and find out the want of the people; and as the Commissioners at their last meeting had made a new township off of the south part of Tisdale, it was moved and carried that the new township of Liberty take care of itself. As two of the committee lived in that territory, the chairman appointed two to fill the vacancy.
A vote of thanks was then given to Mr. Thompson for the active part he had taken as a member of the committee, and the good he had done in assisting the needy in his part of the township, while hisses loud and long went up against those who had been inactive and done nothing, and who were at the same time trying to censure the only member who had been true to his suffering neighbors.
But there will be no need of quarreling now, as one of the newly appointed committee, E. P. Young, has decided to take care of all the relief goods received, and store them away in his fine stone dwelling where they will be as safe as the goods he swin­dled some men of the east out of a few years ago.
But just now I learn that a request has been forwarded to the County Committee not to issue any relief goods to the said E. P. Young, as there is another meeting to be called and Mr. Young relieved of all the trouble he was about to be put to, in storing away what the people need, as the citizens look upon him as a man unfit to handle anything that belongs to a suffering and needy people. I presume they judge the future by the past.
We learn by letter that J. A. McGuire has begun his mission for the grasshopper sufferers in Clark County, Illinois. John is a worker and we may expect to hear from him soon.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
Petit Jurors. Solomon Smith, Job Shields, T. J. Forsyth, John Stalter, E. F. Green, E. P. Young, George Stout, Noah Kimball, Isaac Wood, L. S. Kibbe, W. A. Hill, and B. Goff.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.

The undersigned, residents of Cowley County, cordially unite in inviting the citizens of said county to meet in mass meeting at Winfield, on Saturday at 2 P. M., FEBRUARY 5TH, to take such action as shall seem advisable upon consultation to secure the construction of a railroad into Cowley County. We desire each paper in said county to publish this call, and we hope that every township will be fully represented at said meeting.
Dated January 25, 1876.
ROCK TOWNSHIP: John M. Harcourt, Robert F. Bailey, Andrew Dawson, John Foster, J. L. Foster, Jess. J. Tribby, H. D. Lee, W. B. Wimer.
BEAVER TOWNSHIP: William D. Lester, B. W. Jenkins, John A. McCulloch, W. A. Freeman.
VERNON TOWNSHIP: Wm. Martin, C. M. Donkin, R. L. Walker.
SPRING CREEK TOWNSHIP: R. P. Goodrich, Cyrus Wilson, F. W. Vance.
TISDALE TOWNSHIP: E. P. Young, D. H. Southworth.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP: Chas. W. Frith, J. L. H. Darnall.
OTTER TOWNSHIP: H. C. Fisher, R. R. Turner.
OMNIA TOWNSHIP: Elisha Harned.
DEXTER TOWNSHIP: T. W. Coats, J. D. Maurer, Mark Kenton Hull, Levi Quier, J. A. Bryan, George Bryan.
WINFIELD: M. L. Read, S. D. Pryor, N. M. Powers, N. W. Holmes, N. L. Rigby, Thomas McMillen, L. J. Webb, Charles C. Black, J. S. Hunt, W. M. Boyer, John W. Curns, G. S. Manser, B. F. Baldwin, J. H. Land, A. H. Green, W. Q. Mansfield, E. C. Manning, S. H. Myton, J. C. Fuller, A. B. Lemmon, James Kelly, W. H. H. Maris, T. H. Henderson, A. N. Deming, H. S. Silver, J. M. Alexander, Amos Walton, D. A. Millington, J. E. Platter, W. M. Allison, and one hundred others.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1876.
From the Railroad Meeting.
CANOLA, KANSAS, April 18th, 1876.
EDITOR COURIER: The delegates selected in Cowley County met at this point today with the Elk County men, and a railroad company was organized. S. B. Fleming of Arkansas City was selected as Chairman, and R. C. Story, of Lazette, was made Secretary of the meeting. S. M. Fall, E. P. Young, J. E. Plat­ter, M. L. Robinson, S. B. Fleming, and W. M. Sleeth were the delegates from Cowley County. The title “Parsons, Walnut Valley and Southwestern,” was given the road, and a committee of three was appointed to draft a charter for the same. By vote of the meeting the capital stock was placed $1,500,000 dollars, and shares at fifty dollars each. The road is to be in at Parsons, run west to Independence, thence to Longton, Elk Falls, Greenfield, Lazette, Tisdale, Winfield, and terminate at Arkansas City.
The Elk County delegates speak positively of the willingness of their people to vote bonds for this enterprise.
N. B. Cartmell, J. E. Platter, and L. J. Johnson drafted the charter, which was considered, discussed, and adopted in the evening.

The Board stands as follows: M. L. Robinson and J. E. Platter, Winfield; W. M. Sleeth and S. B. Fleming, Arkansas City; E. P. Young, Tisdale; S. M. Fall, Lazette; A. A. Toby, Canola; H. E. Hitchings, R. R. Roberts, and L. J. Johnson, Elk Falls; J. C. Pinney and N. B. Cartmell, Longton; and Wm. Wright, Elk City, Montgomery County.
The Board adjourned to meet at Tisdale on the 2nd day of May.
If the people of Cowley County want a railroad, now is their opportunity to get one. Quick, vigorous, and unanimous action will place them in such relations with wealthy railroad companies that a road over this line will come speedily. Elk County is alive to its interests in this matter, and success will crown our movement if Cowley County joins hand and heart in it. People of Cowley County, what do you say? X.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. The convention met at the courthouse last Saturday and temporarily organized by electing E. P. Young chairman and J. W. Curns, secretary. Committees were appointed and the conven­tion adjourned till 1 o’clock.
On reassembling the committee on permanent organization reported Amos Walton as chairman and P. W. Smith as Secretary.
The committee on credentials reported the following as delegates.
From Tisdale Township: C. C. Krow, J. G. Young, W. C. Douglass, E. P. Young.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
From Tisdale.
TISDALE, KANSAS, September 18th, 1876.
DEAR COURIER: Tisdale still retains her honor as the banner township of the county politically. The Democrats have opened the campaign in earnest and in their usual way of reform. On last Wednesday evening the Tilden Reform club met and after going through with their usual routine of business they adjourned, and then, perhaps thinking it would be a good time to reform, they concluded to elect delegates to the Democratic convention to be held on the 23rd inst. Democrats believe in making short work of everything, and a five minute’s notice was enough to secure to the pets of their flock the selection as delegates. J. G. Young read from a paper that the primaries were to be held on Saturday instead of Wednesday night, but D. B. Cree—who, by the way, is a fine specimen of Democracy—Secretary of the Tilden Reform Club, and now 14th assistant postmaster at Tisdale, arose and made four nominations to begin with, all of whom were chosen. The number of Democrats present were seven, all told, although C. C. Krow stated that he would bring over from the north part of the township 30 or 40 to the next meeting, but the next meeting don’t elect delegates.
Was it not for the fact that those men who are selected by the assistant postmaster cry reform every day till they are hoarse, I would be last to believe that there was a Democratic ring in Tisdale, but it can’t be possible that such reformers would organize a ring for the sake of an office, and yet I am aware that they are always ready to be sacrificed for the good of the country. With these sober Reform meetings we occasionally have a little fun, as for instance, the other night E. P. Young and John Mc. each spoke a half hour just to let the audience know that the one had a post office and the other wanted a post office, but my advice to E. P. Young is to obey the orders of his leader, the reform secretary, and I have no doubt he will soon be made 15th assistant. Truly Yours, EX PARTE.

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1877. Editorial Page.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, May 12, 1877.
At a railroad meeting of the citizens of Cowley County, held at the Courthouse, in Winfield, on motion Reuben Boothe was elected chairman and C. M. Wood secretary. By request E. C. Manning stated the objects of the meeting and then read a lengthy letter from the president of the Parsons railroad company, explaining his absence from the meeting and assuring the people of Cowley that the road would be built if the aid was voted. Mr. Manning further gave a full detail of the necessity, the probability, and the prospect of a railroad through the county from the east. Amos Walton, of Arkansas City, was called upon but failed to respond. Rev. Mr. Rushbridge then spoke in favor of the east and west proposition for railroad, and also exposed the attempted perpetration of frauds in opposition to the E. & M. R. R. Rev. Mr. Fleming of Arkansas City made a few remarks in explanation of his position on narrow gauge R. R. Mr. Mitchell, of Ark. City, was called upon and responded with remarks in favor of north and south railroad. Mr. Hackney, of Winfield, was called upon and spoke in favor of the east and west railroad. Mr. C. M. Wood, J. B. Evans, E. P. Young, and others, spoke on the subject.
The following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we, the citizens of Cowley County, have full confidence in the Memphis, Parsons & Ellsworth R. R. Western Branch, project and that we will support it at the forthcoming election.
On motion the meeting adjourned. REUBEN BOOTH, Chairman.
C. M. WOOD, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
On Friday eve, Feb. 22, the ladies of the M. E. Church gave a necktie festival, for the benefit of Mr. Armstrong, which was very well patronized. The necktie part was a complete sell; otherwise, it was a fine affair. Quite a strife was made by Sheridan and Tisdale for a cake, which resulted in Sheridan carrying off the cake and Tisdale pocketing $17.35 therefor. Among the many ladies taking part in the preparations of the supper, I particularly noticed Mrs. Wright, Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. E. P. Young, Mrs. Handy, and Mrs. Rounds. The receipts of the evening were $33.60.
The Tisdale Grange is doing well lately. On last Saturday evening nine new members were initiated, among them Dr. Wright and wife, E. P. Young and wife, Mrs. A. S. Morse, and Miss Sadie Davis. I did not learn the names of the others.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
The Tisdale school closed last Friday. The total enrollment of the winter term was 63; general average, 43. Average attendance, 37½. Miss Sada Davis is the best scholar.

Abe Conrad is the only scholar perfect in deportment. Advanced grade, Sada Davis; Inter-grade, Nettie Handy, Hattie Young, and Eddie Young; primary grade, Jessie Newton, Lulu McGuire, and Carlyle Fluke are the most advanced scholars in their respective grades. [TISDALE TOWNSHIP CORRESPONDENT: “LYCURGUS.”]
Winfield Courier, March 28, 1878.
Our road overseer, E. P. Young, is doing a good work in this district by grading the road and building culverts. The roads need the repairs and all are obliged to Mr. Young.
A brother of Mr. Young is trying Kansas fare and air at Tisdale.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
TISDALE, August 17, 1878.
E. P. Young has a new pump. Don’t draw water with a string anymore.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
Democratic Convention. This body met in the office of C. C. Black, in Winfield, on Saturday last, at 11 o’clock a.m. E. P. Young was chosen temporary chairman and C. C. Black secretary.
Committee on permanent organization reported for chairman E. P. Young, of Tisdale, and for secretary W. H. H. Maris, of Winfield. Report was adopted.
Winfield Courier, November 28, 1878.
Mr. E. P. Young is visiting his mother and sister at Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1879.
The County Convention of Democrats met on Saturday, the 13th, at 11 o’clock a.m., at Manning’s Opera House, in this city.
It was called to order by Hon. A. J. Pyburn, Chairman of the Central Committee. Dr. D. V. Cole was elected temporary chair­man, and J. C. Keenan, secretary. Judge T. McIntire, H. S. Silver, I. D. Hon, E. P. Young, and Wm. Moore were appointed a committee on permanent organization. R. D. Jillson, Robert Hanlon, and L. Weimer were appointed a committee on credentials.
A Central Committee was chosen, consisting of one member from each township. This committee subsequently organized by the appointment of the following executive committee: R. D. Jillson, chairman; J. C. Keenan, secretary; A. J. Pyburn, E. P. Young, and T. McIntire.
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
TISDALE, KS., Jan. 2, 1880.
ED. COURIER. The following is a report of the Tisdale school for the month ending Jan. 30.
No. pupils enrolled: 62; Average daily attendance: 54
The following named pupils have attained 100 in deportment.
GRADE A. Frank McKibben, Glen Moore, George Newton, C. P. Conrad, Nettie Handy, Lula Handy, Connie Gay, Stella Boatman, Jessie Goodrich, Ella Whistler, Effie Bartlow, Hattie Young, George Davis, Edna Davis.
The pupils who have attained 90 percent and upwards in lessons and attendance.

GRADE A. Effie Bartlow: 93; Ella Whistler: 94; Ella Bradley: 91; Jessie Goodrich: 94; Stella Boatman: 91; Connie Gay: 90; Lula Handy: 93; Frank McKibben: 93; Edward Young: 93; John Bradley: 90; Nettie Handy: 95; Hattie Young: 95; George Davis: 94; Edna Davis: 93. MRS. J. E. BROWN, Teacher.
Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
E. P. Young, of Tisdale, was in our city Wednesday last “drumming” his many customers for orders.
Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.
Richard Longshore and E. P. Young have returned from Arkan­sas and are received with a welcome.
Winfield Courier, August 18, 1881.
E. P. Young has the best house, Abe Conrad the best orchard, Mart Mull the best improved farm, and every man has the best boys and girls. Oh! Who do those bad boys belong to that we some­times see?
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
Mr. E. P. Young has quit traveling for a Kansas City House and living hotel life, he is dwelling at home with his family and preparing for winter.
Winfield Courier, December 1, 1881.
Mrs. E. P. Young is away visiting her sister in Humboldt.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
Some of our neighbors have been planting garden seeds during the pleasant weather of the past week. Mr. Young, one of our old citizens, has planted a patch of early potatoes, but had the misfortune to lose them by a sudden change in the weather. We will advise E. P. to study the almanac next time before he plants.
E. P. Young’s farm and others at Tisdale described...
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
Some Tisdale Farms.

E. P. Young has one of the nicest farms in the county. For the past six months we have been promising ourselves a treat, and a couple of hours recreation, by paying him a visit. But fortune was against us. He had got wind of our coming and had an errand over to a distant neighbors for a corn planter, or something of that sort. However, though we didn’t get to see the “boss of the ranch,” we took a general view of his comfortable home. If some of the Indiana or Illinois farmers who think of Kansas only as frontier country devoid of all the comforts of life, were to ride through Tisdale Township, their opinions would undergo a decided change. But few of them have seen a nicer country house than that of farmer Young. It is a large two-story stone building surrounded by trees with a tasty lawn in front, and carries an appearance of neatness and comfort not often seen in localities outside of Cowley’s boundaries. Next to him on the west is the farm of Mr. M. Ellinger. It is a beautiful place and one cannot pass it without feeling that its owner is a man of thrift and enterprise. Mr. Ellinger seems to have taken especial pains with his orchard. The trees are thrifty and unlike many orchards in the county, look as if they had been put there by someone for a purpose and not left to grow wild. The house is surrounded with shade trees and small fruits. Mr. Ellinger’s home shows what can be done with Cowley’s soil by one who has the energy and will to take hold and dig it out. We paid a hurried visit to Mr. J. H. Hall, one of the “Old Timers” of Tisdale. He has put in all his spare time building stone fence and now has a large pasture enclosed in the most substantial manner. He is doing considerable stock-raising on a small scale in connection with the farm.
On the way back we took in McGuire Bros. Tisdale Store. Although the city of Tisdale has lost much of its former greatness, it is still a good trading point and McGuire Brothers do a good business, besides gathering together lots of country produce for their Winfield store.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.
Sunday School Picnic.
EDS. COURIER: The picnic arranged by the Prairie Ridge and Tisdale Sunday schools came off on July 27 in the grove of Mr. Greenshields on Silver Creek, in Liberty township.  The day was fine and the assembly fair. The exercises were opened by the Prairie Ridge S. S. singing “Ring the Bells of Heaven,” after which the assembly listened to a prayer delivered by the Rev. Godsman, a young Presbyterian minister just lately among us. The people were next entertained by a song from Tisdale S. S. entitled “Over Yonder,” accompanied on cornet by E. W. Young, and violin by R. B. Hunter. Then Rev. Godsman made a short speech and Tisdale S. S. sang “Coming Nearer,” accompanied as before, after which the assembly dispersed for dinner. After dinner the audience assembled to listen to two songs rendered by the Tisdale S. S., after which the chairman introduced Mrs. Caton of Winfield, who entertained her hearers with a speech well suited to the occasion. Mrs. Caton is an entertaining speaker and a lady of profound and broad culture, and the county cannot do better than honor her with the office of Supt. of Public Instruction. She made many friends here. Several other persons made remarks, among whom was E. P. Young, who was followed by G. W. Foughty of Cimarron, Kansas, one of Cowley’s old pioneers, who broached the temperance cause, and on taking a vote, the assembly was unanimous for prohibition. Everyone went away feeling that it was good for him to be there. X.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
E. P. Young, Co. D, 105 Ohio Infantry..
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.

We have had it! It’s been a success—took in $55.77 and didn’t break any dishes. The display of cakes, pies, cold meats, etc., was only equaled by the array of handsome girls and comely matrons. We are talking about the supper gotten up for Mr. and Mrs. McKibben on Friday night. The success of the affair is largely owing to the management and labor of a few, prominent among whom I noticed Mrs. H. Chance, Mrs. E. P. Young, Miss Connie Gay, and Miss Estelle Boatman, who were first on the ground and last to leave. The kitchen was in charge of Mrs. Wyckoff and Mrs. Gay, who demonstrated that women can cook oysters. The evening was pleasantly and profitably spent in listening to instrumental and vocal music, social intercourse, eating oysters, etc. X.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
TISDALE: Hugh McKibben, trustee; J. W. Conrad, clerk; Alex. Cairns, treasurer; E. P. Young, J. P.; W. L. Holmes and Scott Wooley, constables.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.
Farmer Young, of Tisdale, was drawing inspiration from the Bishop’s discourse Sunday.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
MARRIED. I am not much used to writing for papers, but must tell you how bad we (us boys) were all “tore up” Sunday by the wedding. Billy Watkins has been fooling around here for some time, and finally married Annie Hoover against the wishes of quite a number of us. I suppose we will have to stand it since Billy “got the drop on us.” We had one of the biggest times at his wedding ever seen in Liberty Township. The old and young, little and big, from Grandfather Catlin down to babes in arms, were there. Mrs. Hoover, assisted by friends, continued to dish up and pour out good things to the hungry guests until late in the afternoon. In the course of time all seemed to be satisfied, while the piles of roasted chicken, pies, cakes, puddings, etc., on the side tables seemed as big as ever. At 5 o’clock ’Squire Young from Tisdale was called out to tie the knot, which he did as if ’twas nothing new to him. After congratulations were over, we left them alone in their glory; not without some regrets, however. As we left we noticed the thoughtful mother of the bride pressed into the hands of the guests a paper of cake for those left at home. Long may they prosper JAMES.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride’s parents in Liberty Township, March 25, by E. P. Young, Esq., Mr. Wm. A. Watkins and Miss Annie M. Hoover, both of Liberty.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
County Commissioners. The board met Monday morning. Chairman Smith and Commissioner Johnson present. Considerable routine business in the way of witness and pauper bills was taken up and passed upon. In the afternoon Commissioner Walton came up and the road cases were taken up. Justice Young of Tisdale appeared before the board and asked that the county furnish each Justice of the Peace a copy of Daslers compiled laws as the present session laws now in their possession are broken and generally of no value. He urged it as a matter of economy to the county. T. H. Aley was appointed trustee of Otter Township vice C. R. Myles, deceased. Mr. J. F. Wallace was awarded $30 road damages.
Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.
During the storm Friday night the lightning struck a millet stack at E. P. Young’s. It ran down through the center of the stack, setting fire to the middle of it. Mr. Young and a lot of his neighbors cut the stack in two and succeeded in stopping the fire.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.

Mr. E. P. Young, of Kansas, brother of Miss Hattie Young, is on a visit to his relatives in this city. Hot Spring, Arkansas, paper.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
E. P. Young returned from his visit to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Monday. He has had a big time and looks better for it. One of the worst scrapes he got into was a three days attendance on the State Editorial Convention. He is very much ashamed of it.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
OLD SETTLERS’ REUNION. At Riverside Park, Thursday, May 31, 1883.
The Old Settlers’ Association of Vernon Township was called to order by the President, J. W. Millspaugh. Minutes of the last meeting read by the Secretary, H. H. Martin, and approved.
On motion of J. H. Werden, the Association of Old Settlers of Vernon Township was dissolved, and an association of the Old Settlers of Cowley County organized.
Election of officers for the ensuing year are as follows. E. S. Torrance, president; J. W. Millspaugh, vice-president; Jacob Nixon, secretary and treasurer.
Motion prevailed that the president appoint an executive committee of one from each township. The president appointed as such committee the following.
From Tisdale Township: E. P. Young.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
A WOODEN WEDDING. The people of Tisdale and vicinity had a rare social treat on the evening of October 31. They gathered at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Chance to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the wedding of that worthy couple. The gathering being a surprise to the lady and gentleman of the house added greatly to the enjoyment of the occasion. The time having arrived for the ceremony, the bride and groom took their position on the floor, the bride on the right, the groom on the left. The bride affirmed that she would (using her own sweet pleasure) use the wooden ware that her friends presented to her, as instruments of warfare to maintain her rights; and the groom consented to submit. When the single ladies and gentlemen of the company beheld this “court”-ship which after a successful voyage of five years on the calm sea of matrimony, was now lying in the beautiful port of Tisdale, waiting for some coming breeze to unfold the wonderful possibilities of the future, we imagined we heard them sigh:
“Oh for a life on the ocean wave,
A Home on the peaceful deep.”
Mr. E. P. Young performed the ceremony. We had a doubt as to whether the right jovial gentleman could keep his face straight long enough to perform the office of a minister in any other emergency than that of doing his part at the table where chicken was the principal dish. We were, however, destined to be surprised; for had he served a long apprenticeship at the business, he could not have acted with more becoming solemnity.
The persons present and the gifts presented by each are as follows.
Mrs. Wycoff, hat rack.
Miss Ella Fray, shoe brush.

Mr. Bush, butter ladle.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, hat rack and match safe.
Mrs. Bartlow, hat rack.
Watts Young, box matches.
Mr. Davis, Mrs. Millhouse, and Mr. Huff, corner bracket.
Mrs. Burleston, clothes press.
M. D. Fluke, mouse trap.
Mr. Chandler, bread board.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young, bracket and necklace.
Mr. F. P. Vaughan, faucet.
Mr. Ira Fry, wash board.
Mr. E. P. Young, rolling pin.
Mr. Ed. Young, potato masher.
Mr. and Mrs. Sellers, tub.
Miss Mamie Young, stove polish.
Mrs. Brush and Lorey, chromo.
Mrs. Milks, towel rack.
Miss Lorey, half bushel        .
Miss Estella Fluke, bouquet of chrysanthemums.
Miss Edna Davis, tray.
Mr. Norman Sackett, matches.
After a few hours of merry-making, the company broke up, each one feeling that for the enjoyment of the occasion it had been one long to be remembered.   W. X. Y. Z.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
The bids of I. S. Linn and E. P. Young to furnish the county with a poor farm were laid over.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Office of the County Clerk, Winfield, Kansas, February 12th, 1884.
BOARD met in regular session agreeable to adjournment of January 16, 1884. Present: S. C. Smith (Chairman), Amos Walton, Commissioner, County Attorney, and J. S. Hunt, County Clerk.
Among other proceedings the following claims were allowed the Judges and Clerks of the February 5th 1884 election...paid from $2.00 to $6.00.
Judges: H. McKibben, E. P. Young, C. C. Krow.
Clerks: H. Ellinger, W. R. Bradley.
Edward Young, oldest child of E. P. Young, dies...
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
DIED. Edward, a son of Mr. E. P. Young of Tisdale Township, who had just passed his majority, died on Sunday morning. The remains were buried Tuesday, a number from Winfield attending the funeral.

Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
                                            From Tisdale Township. In Memorial.
DIED. Edward W. Young died Sunday morning, April 20, aged 21 years 1 month and 20 days. When the word came that our friend and school-mate was dead, gloom and sadness filled our hearts. Only a few days before he had been with us so happy and full of life that one can scarcely realize that he is gone and while the sorrowing family feel that their family has been broken, we, too, feel that we shall miss him when we meet. He was of that kind, jovial disposition that made many friends with old and young. He seemed strongly attached to home and in his delirium was calling on his companions and passing kind, pleasant words with all. He did not seem conscious of suffering and when the end came, peacefully and quietly passed away. A placid smile was on his features and even in death he looked so pleasant. Kind friends came to offer words of sympathy and everything that kind and loving hands could do was done. As I stepped into the parlor draped in mourning and saw the form of our friend in the casket so cold, in death, I could but feel that the way of the Lord was mysterious. Rev. Kelly, of Winfield, made very fitting remarks, most especially his advice to the companions of the deceased. The choir from Winfield sung beautifully, the selections were very appropriate, and as the notes of the organ died away we could but feel how sweet and full of sympathy. Four young gentlemen and four young ladies were the selected pall bearers, although the day was chilly, the house was filled early Tuesday morning for then we were to pay our last tribute of love and respect to our school-mate. Friends came from Winfield with floral offering. The deceased had been in poor health for a number of years, having at different times severe attacks of asthma, but none thought the disease would terminate so quickly. We laid him in a pleasant spot in the Winfield cemetery where he is “at rest.” Our sympathy goes out for the absent sister when on her return she will find a vacant chair.
We may not know
What lies beyond the impenetrable wall
Whose portals close
Behind our loved ones, when the funeral pall
Its even shadow throws
Upon our hearts. Till we too go
We cannot tell
If they are or are not,
We only trust ’tis well. SCHOOL-MATE.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
What I Saw in Tisdale.
While roaming about I noticed that the farmers had all the work they could do in their corn. The wet weather has left lots of weeds, but the corn is all right and will be a big crop.
Not many farms offered for sale in this part of the county.
E. P. Young has a lot of the best calves in the country and some fine hogs.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

MARRIED. Mr. Jos. Groviden and Miss Emma Gardner were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony last week by Squire Young, of Tisdale.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
It was not cold enough on New Year’s night to prevent our Amateur Theatrical Company from giving us a capital entertainment, consisting in part of comedy characters, tableaux, and songs. Miss Georgia Davis is supported by her sisters, Edna and Sadie, and Mrs. Hamilton was hard to beat. Dr. Griffin, as a French County, simply beats the French. Elliot was a most disconsolate lover. Mrs. Griffith and Coleman as Irish servants were simply immense. Miss Josie Bard, of Winfield, presided at the organ and gave us some elegant music and song. Come again, Miss Josie. Mr. Gray and Mrs. Griffin and the Dr. rendered some very difficult music in a style that would do credit to professionals. Miss Georgia Davis read Longfellow’s Jamie, holding the house entranced. The Tableaux of the three Graces, Miss Dillon, supported by Corie Gay and Estella Boatman, was pretty enough to craze the average bachelor. Miss Hattie Young recited “Kentucky Bell” by Constant Woolson, eliciting great applause from the audience. The comedy of the “California Uncle” caused uproarious mirth. Hattie Young, Estella Fluke, and Mamie Young as Mrs. Lawrence and her two marriageable daughters, appeared as much at home as in their own parlors. C. P. Murphy as the rich uncle in disguise, brought down the house and held it down. F. P. Vaughn personated Col. Graham to perfection. R. D. Fluke as the Duke was just “to utterly too-too.” Willis Young as Post boy, played his part well. Too much praise cannot b e awarded to the young folks for this their first effort in this line. The object was to raise funds for the Presbyterian minister; although the weather was cold, a fair house was had. An effort is being made to have it repeated. The urbane manager, Mr. Henry Huff, was equal to the occasion. Long may he wave.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
The fun of the season was had at our primary last Saturday. There is as you must know a little friendly strife between the north and the south ends of the township in regard to the voting precinct; both factions claiming to be in the right of course. As it is an old fight, it has become somewhat interesting and likely to be more so. The regular nominations were made and our Salem friends will bolt, of course, as they always do. J. J. Johnson and E. P. Young had their customary battle of words (a part of the program that could not well be omitted) but best of feeling prevailed. The nominations were: For trustee, Alex Cairns; Clerk, J. W. Laffoon; Treasurer, S. W. Chase; Justices, C. C. Krow and E. P. Young; Constable, Wm. Conrad. Road overseers to be selected on day of election.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Tisdale: Daniel Bovee, trustee; J. H. Sparrow, clerk; John Cox, treasurer; C. C. Krow and E. P. Young, justices; J. Ferd and W. Conrad, constables.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.

J. M. Wood and Emma Church were hitched to the matrimonial oar by Esq. Young on the 17th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Mrs. W. W. Curdy, wife of Humboldt’s leading merchant, accompanied by her son, spent last week with her sister, Mrs. E. P. Young.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The oat fields are nodding for the reaper.
Misses Hattie and Mamie Young are visiting their aunt in Humboldt.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Hattie and Mamie Young are at home again after a three weeks visit at Humboldt.
Mrs. S. D. Pryor and Mrs. Henry Brown, with their little ones, spent the day with Mrs. E. P. Young last Wednesday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
E. P. Young and B. E. Bacon have made a temporary exchange of houses. E. P. will try city life for a while and get the advantage of the schools for his family.
E. P. Young and John D. Pryor become partners in Real Estate firm...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
And now we have another new firm—Pryor & Young, real estate dealers and agents. It will make one of Winfield’s best firms. Jno. D. Pryor is known favorably to everybody in Cowley, while E. P. Young is one of Cowley’s earliest pioneers and has always been one of her staunchest citizens. He is a rustler and knows all about Cowley and her people. He will be the outdoor rustler of the firm, and as such, will soon put it to the front.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
E. P. Young, of the firm of Pryor & Young, received a dispatch yesterday that his mother had died at Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was quite aged—just passed her seventy-ninth birthday. She has been an invalid for years. It was a sad blow to Mr. Young, and THE COURIER extends sympathy.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

SWEEPSTAKES. This morning witnessed the grandest show of the fair—the sweepstakes in horses and cattle. In the ring for the best stallions of any age or blood, sixteen stallions were exhibited. The horsemen were enthusiastic over the show. There were horses of every form, shape, and weight from the limb built, silken haired thoroughbred to the mammoth Clydesdale, weighing a ton. The society was very fortunate in the selection of judges for the difficult task of awarding the premium in the persons of S. W. Phenix, D. W. Frew, and J. W. Morse. Mr. Morse is a stranger, but a fine horseman. Capt. Lyons’ “Bertrand” was awarded the premium. The premium for best mare was awarded to F. P. Harriott. The award for the best brood mare, with two or more of her offspring, was given to L. Stout, and that for best stallion, with five of his colts, to N. L. Yarbrough. In the sweepstakes for cattle, the show was equally as fine. Eight bulls were in the ring. The prize was awarded to John R. Smith & Sons. The blue ribbon for best cow of any age or breed was taken by Bahntge, Kates & Co., and that for cross cow by John R. Smith. Bahntge, Kates & Co., also took the prize for best herd of thoroughbreds. The blue ribbon for best cow with three of her calves was taken by J. Johnson, of Maple City. The judges were Owen Shriver, E. P. Young, and Chauncey Hewett.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
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Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
ANOTHER BIG ENTERPRISE. For some weeks Messrs. Pryor & Young have been in correspondence with W. J. Gregg and L. C. Rice, at Portland, Indiana. These gentlemen had determined to come west and establish themselves in the wholesale nursery business, but were undecided where to go. Mr. Gregg arrived the other day to investigate the advantages set forth to him in correspondence. He was charmed with our county, its prospects and possibilities. He determined at once to locate, bought a splendid farm for his business three miles southeast of town, in Walnut township, and has sent for his partner to ship their goods here and come at once. Mr. Gregg’s family will arrive in a short time. These gentlemen have large experience in this business, though only meridian in age, and will establish a nursery without a peer in the west—one to compete and sell all over the State. Indiana’s day for profit in such business has passed: things are too unprogressive. They are elated with the prospect here. They do all their own propagating and will carry everything necessary to a first-class nursery of big proportions, giving special attention to yard and cemetery ornamentation—shrubs, bulbs, and flowers. They propose a large green house, and an institution of vast credit and benefit to our county. Of course, even with the stock they will ship in, it will take them a year or so to get their nursery on a firm footing, prepared to meet the demands. They have the money, energy, and experience and will go in on a large scale. Their nursery in Indiana has employed fifty men and they mean to make the same showing here when thoroughly underway.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
The committees, appointed at the citizens’ meeting, to work up the submitting of propositions for the extension of the Florence El Dorado & Walnut railroad from Douglass to Winfield, met yesterday afternoon in McDougall’s hall to determine on the apportionment of the amount of aid asked. Judge T. H. Soward called the meeting to order. S. P. Strong was chosen chairman and W. J. Wilson, Secretary. M. L. Robinson then explained the object of the meeting, to get everything in readiness for aggressive work in submitting the propositions and securing this road.
Every movement must have money back of it to insure its success. This and other enterprises needing agitation take money. Contributions were called for to be placed in the hands of the Winfield Enterprise Association for use in submitting these railroad propositions and any other progressive enterprise for which the Association sees necessity. Over $500 was subscribed as follows.

Farmers Bank, $50; First National Bank, $50; Hackney & Asp, $50; T. H. Soward, $25; A. H. Doane, $15; Harris, Clark & Huffman, $15; F. S. Jennings, $15; Curns & Manser, $10; H. Brown & Son, $10; Jennings & Bedilion, $15; Thos. McDougall, $10; H. G. Fuller & Co., $10; Cash, $10; G. L. Gale, $5; Col. Whitney, $5; Ed. Weitzel, $5; C. Schmidt, $5; H. T. Shivvers, $5; J. G. Kraft, $5; G. H. Buckman, $5; W. J. Wilson, $5; W. G. Graham, $5; Dr. C. Perry, $5; W. L. Morehouse, $5; J. P. Baden, $5; G. B. Shaw & Co., $5; Sol. Burkhalter, $5; Hendricks & Wilson, $5; Dr. Pickens, $5; E. F. Blair, $5; Mrs. E. J. Huston, $5; W. S. Mendenhall, $5; John W. Dix, $5; Gregg & Rice, $5; E. P. Young, $5; J. B. Farnsworth, $5; J. E. Conklin, $5; A. F. Hopkins, $5; V. W. Baird, $5; John McGuire, $5; A. E. Baird, $5; W. C. Root, $5; A. C. Bangs, $5; H. E. Silliman, $5; Bertram & Bertram, $5; Daniel Taylor, $5; W. C. Robinson, $5; W. F. Bowen, $5; R. B. Waite, $5; T H Group, $5; Frank W. Finch, $2.50; Stafford & Hite, $2.50; A. Gridley, Jr., $2.50; Frank Manny, $2.50; W. H. Dawson, $2.50; A. DeTurk, $2.50; D. Gramm, $2.50; W. B. Cayton, $2.50; Geo. L. Gray, $2.50; I. W. Cook, $2.50; D. L. Kretsinger, $2.50; W. W. Limbocker, $2.50; Sol Frederick, $2.50; F. J. Barnes, $2.50; John Stretch, $2.50; W. L. Pridgeon, $1.00; E. I. Crary, $1.00; J. D. Appleby, $1.00; T. B. Ware, $1.00; R. B. Mitchell, $1.00; J. A. Barr, $1.00; R. Taggart, $1.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
The words cementing two more hearts have been pronounced, and Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath are no longer known singly. The happy event wedding them was celebrated last night, at the well appointed home of the bride’s brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins. The occasion was no surprise. It had been anticipated with interest for some time. The general anticipation only made the event the more complete. At an early hour last evening, the large double parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Collins’ home were a lively scene, thronged with youth, beauty, and age.
Rev. and Mrs. Kelly; Rev. and Mrs. Reider; Mr. and Mrs. A. Gridley; Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young; Mr. and Mrs. Blackman; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Park; Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor; Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch; Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vance; Mr. and Mrs. A. Graff, Wellington; Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown and Ralph; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane; Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Myton; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood; Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Raymond; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller; Mrs. M. L. Robinson; Mrs. T. H. Soward; Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Mattie Harrison, of Hannibal, Mo.; Lola Silliman, Leota Gary, Anna Hunt, Alice Thompson, Ida Ritchie, Clara Wilson, Julia B. March, Ida Johnston, Nellie and Kate Rodgers; Ora Worden, of Garnett; Nellie and Alice Aldrich, Minnie Taylor, Nellie McMullen, Lou Gregg, Maud Kelly, Mattie Reider, Hattie and Mamie Young; Messrs. W.  C. Robinson, Will Hodges, Addison Brown, Jas. Lorton, L. J. Buck, Everett and George Schuler, W. A. Ritchie, C. E. Pugh, Chas. H. Slack, Jno. Brooks, Frank H. Greer, Will Brown, Harry Caton, Lewis Plank, P. S. Hills, J. L. M. Hill, Ed J. McMullen, and M. Hahn.

China tea set, gold band, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Long.
Pair vases, Hattie, Mamie, and Willis Young.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Fred Kropp tackled a big red barn Friday which was located on J. S. Hawkins’ lot, just east of E. P. Greer’s, and moved it on South Loomis street where E. P. Young lives.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
We took a spin Thursday with E. P. Young behind his gray charges over Howland’s addition and were much pleased with the beautiful view of the city and the fine building sites.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
The most fashionable novelty is five o’clock luncheon, a full-dress reception of ladies only, for tea and an hour or two of social chat, such as only ladies, when untrammeled by the awkward presence of men—who were never made to talk—can enjoy. Last evening Winfield had the first full-fledged introduction of this pleasurable novel. It was a reception by Mrs. A. H. Doane and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, two of the city’s most delightful entertainers, at the home of Mrs. Doane. A little after four the invited guests began to arrive and by 5 o’clock the parlors were a scene of the liveliest mirth and social freedom, the following prominent ladies being present: Mesdames C. H. Taylor, C. L. Harter, Ray Oliver, George Raymond, George Rembaugh, J. F. Balliet, G. H. Buckman, O. Branham, W. H. Albro, Ela Albright, E. M. Albright, J. J. Carson, L. M. Williams, J. A. Eaton, J. C. Miller, Col. McMullen, J. F. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, C. C. Collins, Henry Brown, Lewis Brown, J. H. Tomlin, E. P. Young, J. N. Young, Dr. Van Doren, M. J. Darling, W. H. Shearer, R. E. Wallis, D. A. Millington, Wm. Mullen, H. L. Holmes, W. P. Hackney, Dr. Brown, M. L. Robinson, Geo. Robinson, S. D. Pryor, Dr. Emerson, M. L. Whitney, J. L. Horning, J. D. Pryor, Geo. W. Miller, Edwin Beeny, Frank Doane, and Miss Lena Oliver. At the appointed hour a luncheon of choice delicacies, with a sprinkling of appropriate substantials, was bounteously and gracefully served. It was one of the happiest gatherings imaginable. The ladies were all handsomely and fashionably attired. By half past six all had departed, realizing the pleasantest reception for many a day. The main object of the “five o’clock luncheon” is to dissipate the inconveniences of the “fashionable call,” where all is prim form, with little opportunity for forming genuine friendships. It is certainly a most admirable mode of widening friendships among the ladies of the city, as all will attest who experienced the very agreeable hospitality of Mrs. Doane and Mrs. Kretsinger, on this occasion.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
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