Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archiveArchive Home
Sedwick County Reporter from Colwich, Kansas • 5

Sedwick County Reporter from Colwich, Kansas • 5

Location:
Colwich, Kansas
Issue Date:
Page:
5
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

WEDDING BELLS. There was a quiet and unostentatious, but pretty wedding, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W.

Steenrod, south Colorado Avenue, Tuesday evening. Their beautiful and accomplished daughter, Miss May Steenrod, was united i in marriage to Mr. Alex Williams. Rev. C.

A. Richardson, of the Congregational church, spoke the words that bound the two hearts together for time and eternity. The ceremonies were beautiful and impressive and were performed in the presence of only a few intimate friends of the contracting parties. At the conclusion of the ceremonies hearty congratulations were exchanged, after which the guests, preceded by the bride and groom, repaired to the elegant dining hall and partook of a delicious supper which had been prepared for the 0C- casion. Some excellent vocal and instrumental music completed the gladsome festivities, and the guests after again wishing the happy couple much joy in their new relation, departed for their respective homes.

The bride is a refined, intelligent young woman and possesses all those qualities of womanly character that go to make a home pleasant and cheerful. The groom is a wellto-do young farmer and has always moved in the best circles of society. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have a host of warm friends who wish them well in assuming this important step in life.

May their little barque glide smoothly o'er the tempestuous and billowy seas of this uncertain life and at last reach a haven of safety ladened to the guards with the goods of this world. PAINTED THE TOWN RED. Last Sunday night a crowd of hoodlums and smart-alecks, every one of whom had been partaking rather freely of the "juice of the forbidden fruit," started out to "paint the town red." They succeeded admirably. Peaceable citizens were awakened from their quiet slumbers by the hallooing of the drunken rowdies who made night hideous by their unearthly yells. Such demonstrations as these are a disgrace to the name of our fair city and if a halt isn't called soon by the proper authorities, peaceable and law-abiding citizens will take the matter in hand and see to it that the city laws are lived up to.

There is a police court in the city and a few heavy fines imposed by the judge will have a tendency to put a stop to such drunken and boisterous proceedings. THE NEW CREAMERY. The Colwich creamery company is almost ready for business. The machinery arrived the fore part of last week and was on Monday transfered from the cars to the building. W.

L. Buzwell was ordered here to place the machinery in position and get the concern in complete operation. The work of putting in the machinery is progressing finely and Mr. Buzwell informs us that everything will be ready for a start by the middle of next week. Farmers should make ready without delay to bring in milk in large quantities.

The highest market price will be paid for the lacteal fluid. A minute description of the creamery and its surroundings will appear in the next issue of the COURIER. THE BOOM IS ON. A real, live, wide-awake boom has struck Colwich with sudden force. A boom in every -busmess, real estate, building.

It has come to stay and in consequence everybody is happy. With the commencement of operations at the creamery and brick yards next week another boom is anticipated. Everybody is busy. We haven't seen an idle man in town for the past month. Twelve men are employed at the creamery and thirty or forty men with coats off and sleeves rolled upare toiling industrously at the brick yard.

The boom is on. Put your shoulder to the wheel and assist in making it a boom that will benefit the town in after years as well as now. BUSINESS CHANGE. J. A.

Rew has stepped down and out of the Commercial Hotel and will devote his time and attention to other business vocations. He has been succeeded in the management of the Commercial by W. B. Flint, late of Garden Plain. Mr.

F. is an old landlord of years experience and has already made a number of important changes in the house. Kind, courteous and obliging he is certain to make the business profit him. Mr. Flint also represents one or two eastern mortgage companies and will carry on a general land and loan business in connection with the hotel.

His family will arrive from Garden Plain in a week or ten days. THE REVIVAL MEETINGS. The revival meetings which have been in progress at the school house for a week past have been well attended each evening and much good has been accomplished. A number of hardened sinners hereabouts have been converted. Rev.

White is a tireless worker in the Lord's vineyard and his presence in Colwich has been felt rather keenly. THE CITY ELECTION. The city election last Monday passed off very quietly, no disturbance whatever being created. Little interest was manifested in the matter and only one ticket was placed in the field. the citizens' ticket nominated Saturday evening at the city hall.

A light vote was also polled, not over one-fourth of the legal voters taking advantage of the opportunity to cast a ballot. Horace Carpenter, Wm. McAllister and Jack Aultman served as judges and clerks. Following was the result: FOR MAYOR. 0.

F. FOR CITY CLERK. Logan A. FOR CITY TREASURER. B.

P. ...140 FOR POLICE JUDGE. Capt. S. B.

FOR COUNCILMEN. Wm. Horace ....140 J. P. .140 Wm.

....141 F. O. ....141 All of the men chosen to fill the various positions named are among our best citizens and will leave nothing undone that will tend to advance the best interests of the city. ACCIDENTALY SHOT. recovery.

A RUNAWAY TEAM. George Littlefield accidentally shot and seriously wounded himself at his home north of town Wednesday morning. He was tampering with a shot gun when it was accidentally discharged. Almost the entire load of small shot entered the right side of his body. Luckily however, the fire-arm when discharged was held in a somewhat awkward position from the body, which probably saved his life.

Dr. Zenner was called and performed the difficult task of removing the shot from the body, and at last accounts Mr. L. was in a fair way for a speedy August W. Schmitz, teacher of the St.

Mark parochial school, drove over to this city Saturday afternoon with a frisky span of ponies. Just as he was starting for home in the evening the team became frightened at some unknown object, and ran away. The buggy was turned over and Mr. Schmitz was thrown to the ground with great violence. Luckily he sustained no severe injuries, and after capturing the animals left for home.

A badly damaged vehicle was the result of the episode. HIS FIRST SERMON. Rev. J. F.

Irwin, the new pastor of the Colwich circuit, delivered his first sermon in this charge to a large and appreciative audience at the Methodist church last Sabbath. The Rev. is a deep thinker, a fine talker and withal a valuable minister. The church-going element of the city are delighted with the pastor and the bright prospects in store for the church. Rev.

Irwin and family are now comfortably established in their elegant home in the Methodist parsonage, where they will be at home to callers. ARBOR DAY. Next Thursday has been desiguated Arbor Day by Gov. Humphrey. We hope that every good citizen will take it on himself to plant at least a half dozen trees.

The expense attached to such labor is light and trees help the appearance of a city property a great deal. A residence in front of which are beautifully kept lawns and fine shade trees will sell for more than one on which there are no improvements. Remember Arbor Day to observe it properly. YEA VERILY. Blessed is the man who sitteth not in the seat of the kickernor mingles himself in the congregation of the mossback; but his delight is in the new railroads and brick blocks and schemes to build up himself and his own town.

And he shall be like an evergreen tree planted by the river of waters; his leaf shall not wither in the early life like the cottonwood, for Eli of the boomer shall get there, but the kicker shall be left to hold the bag. TO THE ONE THAT GAVE IT. August Clausen, three year old son of Nick Clausen, living one mile northwest of St. Mark, died Monday and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at St. Mark Tuesday.

Father Krauss conducted the funeral services. The mother of the lad died recently. Mr. Clausen has the sympathy of his many friends in his double affliction. COUNCIL MEETINGS.

The city council met in solemn conclave at the council chamber Monday evening. No business of importance was transacted. The council metagain Wednesday evening and canvassed the vote of Monday's election. The new city officials will qualify some time the coming week. WELL HARDLY.

WELL HARDLY. We failed to receive the 1ER of last week. Our brother dently quit -Cimarron ANDALE GOSSIP. DEATH OF CHAS. HYDE.

Monday morning at six o'clock Chas. Hyde, who had been lying dangerously at the home of his son for a number of days previous, quietly breathed his last, and his spirit form wended its way to that bright, celestial home beyond this vale of tears. His death was as his life; sweetly and peacefully he passed away, hopeful to the last he might be spared, yet cheerfully with the heart of a devout Christian he submitted to the will of He who doeth all things well. Gathered around his death-bed were a number of near and dear relatives and friends whose cup of sorrow was filled to overflowing. Extreme old age was the principal cause of his sudden demise.

The remains were interred in the Colwich cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Many of the business houses were closed in honor of the services, exhibiting marked respect for the deceased and his sorrowing relatives. Rev. J. F.

Irwin, of the Methodist church, conducted the last sad rites. The discourse was earnest, pathetic and appropriate. Around the new-made grave in the silent city of the dead a legion of sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends congregated to pay a parting tribute to the memory of a valuable citizen gone before. Two brothers and two sisters wept bitter tears of sorrow o'er that grave, and to them it was undoubtedly a consolation to receive the sympathy of the hosts of friends who assembled there to weep with them in their affliction. The deceased was born at Grand Island, New York, in the year 1799 and was consequently at the time of his death in the 90th year of his age.

He was but a small lad during the war of 1812-14, but he remembered distinctly of having witnessed several field ar.d naval engagements which took place during that bloody conflict. He was an eye-witness of the historical naval engagement which took place on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, and which resulted in a victory for McDonough's famous sloop, and on the day following he witnessed a field engagement between American and Canadian troops near Plattsburg, New York. He spoke quite frequently of the great joy displayed by New Yorkers after the signing of the treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain on December 24, 1814. The deceased was well known in the portion of New York state where he resided and was a prominent man in the business and social world. His career was 1'e- narkable one and he leaves behind a recword of which his sons and daughters may well fell proud.

His wife died in Missouri some fifteen years ago and since then up to the time of his death he made his home with his near relatives. Five children, two sons and three daughters, are left to mourn his loss, three of whom, C. F. Hyde, Mrs. Maria Sherer and Mrs.

A. B. Childs, reside here. Of the other two, S. F.

Hyde resides at Leon, Kansas, and Mrs. Augustus Brown at Alata, Ohio. All of them were present at the funeral excepting Mrs. Brown. The relatives and friends of the deceased.

have the sympathy and condolence of the community generally. Their bereavement is made lighter with the knowledge chat He who gave and took the life of their father and friend doeth all things within the light of purity and sanctity. 50,000 BRICK PER DAY. Next Monday morning at sun rise smoke will be curling out of the great smoke stack of the engine room at the brick yard, and the busy hum and constant whirr of the ponderous machinery as it turns dirt into brick will be a pleasant sound to the ears of the industrious. For some time past the officers of the brick company have been figuring whether to manufacture brick this season.

A visit to Hutchinson and Wichita sufliced to tell them that they could not do otherwise than to commence operations immediately. The contractors of these two towns want three or four million brick for building purposes this summer and as they have found the Colwich brick to be far superior to any manufactured west of St. Louis they have placed orders for several hundred car loads to be used this season. Arrangements have been made to commence work at the yards next Monday. A force of between thirty and fifty men will be employed to start with and additional help will be procured as OCCasion demands it.

So soon as everything is in smooth working order a description of the yards and machinery will appear in the COURIER. SPRING TERM OF SCHOOL. The spring term ofthe city schools will open next Monday and continue a period of eight weeks. Prof. Kendle will teach the advanced grade and Mrs.

Kendle will instruct the scholars of the primary department. At the close of the term many new improvements will be madeon the school building and grounds. Colwich ought to have a brick school house. We believe that the frame building could be sold to one of the numerous church I organizations of this city to a good vantage and a brick structure erected in its stead. IT IS SAID F.

A. Buner shipped a car load of cattle to Wichita from this place Tuesday. agree that the crop prospects are the best we have had for years, and also for a great abundance of fruit. C. Harper, Wick Anderson, Sherman Hailey and John Carr will start for "Canaan" next Monday morning to be ready for the opening on the 22d inst.

P. Mitchell, of the firm of Sidles Mitchell, has disposed of his interests to Dr. C. P. Marshall.

The new firm will continue business as Sidles Georges transacted business in Wichita M. Jackman and family have moved into the Bodley residence, and Peter Georges will occupy the house recently vacated by the Bach has moved his tonsorial trappings into the rear of Georges store, where he will continue to torture the first established Andale as a postoffice. We have labored for more than three years under the postoffice of Magnolia, buoyed up with the hope that the change would finally come, and through the untiring efforts of Senator Bentley it was accomplished. O. H.

has the everlasting gratitude of the people of Andale and vicinity. merchants of Andale have about completed arrangements for a newspaper. One more earnest effort and it will be an assured fact, and the much needed advertising medium will be our own. Now is the accepted time for the live, wide-wake, energetic business men of our prosperous and progressive little city to exhibit their faith in the future welfare of Andale. A newspaper will do more to enhance the value of property and build up and maintain the business interests of our city than any enterprise yet established in our midst.

Let us have a paper by all means. JUDGE. OBITUARY. The Western Christian Advocatein its last issue mentions the death of Wm. Goodenow, grandfather of Mrs.

Logan A. Garten, asfollows: "William Goodenow was born in Champain county, Ohio, October, 10, 1819, and died February, 27, 1889. He came with his father, Levi Goodenow, to Allen county, Ohio, in 1836. He married Miss Sarah Ford in 1840. They have been the happy parents of nine children five of whom are living, one son and four daughters.

His wife and children that remain greatly mourn his loss; but they look up and forward to the time when they shall meet him in Heaven. He was converted and joined the Methodist church during the year 1840, and lived a consistent member until death. He was class-leader, Sunday-school superintendent, and steward, and held all three of these offices when he died. He was always at his post, with willing heart and hand, ready for doing his duty. He was very sociable, and always had a word of cheer for each and every one." Letter Lists.

The following is the list of letters remaining dead in the Colwich P. O. for the two weeks ending April 1, 1889: R. R. Clements, C.

S. Warner, John Helms. Persons calling for the same will please say advertised. J. P.

BARNETT, P.M. List of letters remaining dead in the Magnolia P. up to April 1, 1889. Wichmann F. F.

Redman R. J. Simon Joseph Spitzer Andrew Persons calling for same will please say advertised. L. C.

FOUQUET, P.M. WE WILL SPRING IT NOW. The balmy weather, the growing green of the grasses, the chirp of the birds, together with the augmented feeling of lassitude and general disinclination to active exercise, as well as the appearance of sundry carpets in back yards undergoing process of separation from the accumulations of dust, all tend to confir the impression that spring is at hand. But there is one thing lacking which mars the harmony of the scene. The spring poet has not yet been announced.

TING-A-LING. We accidently fell into the company of Editor Garten, of the Colwich COURIER, yesterday, while on the train coming home. We find that Garten isn't half as bad and mean as we tried to make all believe. We had never seen him until then, and of course we took it forgranted that he must be like other newspaper men-with an exception in our Mt. Hope Mentor.

DIVORCE GRANTED. Dr. Zenner was on Tuesday granted a divorce from his wife, Sophia Zenner, with whom he has not lived for several months. A divorce was granted on the grounds of abandonment. Mrs.

Zenner was also debarred from any right or title in the landed possesions of heeformer husband. RIGHT YOU ARE. Colwich has organized a base bail club Colwich COUR- and proposes to "wipe up the floor" has evi- with any club in Southern Kansas this Jacksonian. Sun. That garden "sass" will be in the market in a few days.

That the daisies are in bloom and the robbins have come again. That Frank Childs is not long in this -only about three feet. That Jack Aultman will go to Oklahoma to open a bank--sand bank. That Dan Breese is "hiding eggs" for Easter along the banks of the Cow Skin. That Dr.

Walker breathes through his nose to save wear and tear of his teeth. That Ernest Barnett will put himself in training and go on the stage-coach. That the ladies of Colwich are talking. of organizing a That Sam Jones is a weekly worshipper at the Salvation Army barracks in Wichita. That F.

O. Barron has a strong affection for brindle pups and gum-chewing maidens. That Mayor Tayer had his coat off the next day after election, the first time in five years. That hard--ware has done much to prevent the growth of hair on Frank Childs' upper lip. That the steady, soaking rain of Saturday night was of decided benefit to the growing crops.

That B. P. McNair dosen't hold that all men are "brothers" either spiritually or in the flesh. That Chas. Maine and Ernest Barnett will go to Wichita next week to shoe geese in a feather foundry.

That Chas. Maine is thinking seriously of plucking one of the many fair flowers. that bloom on "Piety Hill." That Barnett, Carpenter and McAllister, three of a kind in the city council will beat two pair all hollow. That Judge McAllister resembles the distinguished Levi P. Morton, with his almost hairless face and head.

That Al. Kessi is having his head screened to prevent the flies from playing lawn tennis on his bald pate. That Al. Kessi's Mt. Hope girt wrote and told him that he was an angel in all except the tritting matter of wings.

That a certain young lady objected to sitting in F. O. Barron's lap because she said his legs bowed out like barrel staves. That Deacon Steenrod's peculiar man-: ner of walking reminds one of the swaying to and fro of a carpet on a clothesline. That the Missouri Pacific railway company will make a number of important improvements at this point this suinmer.

That the Wichita Colwich Calorific Brick Co. expect to manufacture four or five million brick the coming spring and summer. That it would be easier for Newt Pore's gray mare to pass between the prongs of a pitchfork than for Ben McNair to keep silent even at a funeral. That the peculiar sound Lestie- Young: gives utterance to when "blowing his nose" reminds one of the discordant blast of a cavalry bugle. That Perry Allen, after using seventeen bottles of St Jacob's oil, is just recovering from the effects of that Sunday tramp from Wichita.

That a stranger in the city last evening hoard Chas. Lackey laugh and took it for granted that the peculiar sounds were but the distant echoes of a foghorn. That the new city officials will have' the streets graded and lighted, more and better side and eross walks constructed, and otherwise improve the condition of the city. That Walker Wadsworth received a sweetly scented billet-deaux yesterday from his best girl requesting him not to call to see her on Tuesdays, as that was the family wash day. That Ben McNair' mother-in-law' must be of a loving and cheerful disposition, a woman who will rise early and.

light the fire in the kitchen stove, keep her back hair out of the hash and rock the little McNair's to sleep each evening..

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About Sedwick County Reporter Archive

Pages Available:
1,915
Years Available:
1887-1893