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Full text of "Annals of Brown County, Kansas : from the earliest records to January 1, 1900"

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GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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ANNALS 

OP 

BROWN COUNTY. 
KANSAS . 

PROA THE EARLIEST RECORDS TO JANUARY 1 1900 



COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY 

GRANT W. HARRINGTON 



EDITOR AND PUBLISHER KANSAS DEMOCRAT -fi 



HIAWATHA. KANSAS. 
1903. 



HARRINGTON PRINTING CO, 

HIAWATHA, - - - KANSAS 






1214155 
What The Annals Contain, 



clerk of 



During- the session of the legislature at Topeka in 1897 I w, 
Senator Harris's Committee on Railroads. A good part of my leisure time 
was spent in the rooms of the State Historical Society. There I found a 
file of Sol Miller's Kansas Chief from its earliest number. In looking it over 
I found that it contained many items of interest about the early settle- 
ment of Brown county. In fact, it was more of a Brown county newspa- 
per than it was a Doniphan county paper. I knew thatCapt. Lacock had 
kept a complete file of all the papers published at Hiawatha, and it oc- 
curred to me that from these two sources the material could be gathered 
fur an interesting history of Brown county, and I determined to com- 
mence the work. 

The plan followed has been that of Wilder's Annals of Kansas. I have 
endeavored to note every Brown county happening of interest with the 
names of its participants and the principal work done. In brief, these are 
the things it contains: 

1. Every election table in the history of the county, giving vote by 
precincts in state, county, township and city elections. 

2. A complete writeup of every county convention, political and other- 
wise, giving committees appointed, list of delegates in full, resolutions 
adopted, ballots taken and candidates nominated. 

3. A notation of every state or national convention where a Brown 
county man figured in any way. 

4. An account of the organization of each school district in the county 
with the names of those who composed the first board. 

5. The chartering by the state of every semi-public corporation, such 
as churches, lodges, etc., with the date of charter and list of incorporators. 

6. The organization of every lodge, church, grange, alliance or other 
society, with the list of charter members. 

7. The advent of each newspaper, its change of ownership or its un- 
timely death. 

8. The meetings of the county fair and the farmers' institute, with the 
programs and the list of officers. 

9. A complete roster, alphabetically arranged, of the Brown county 



boys who enlisted in the war of the rebellion, givingcompany and regiment. 

10. A complete roster of the Brown county boys who enlisted in the 
Spanish- American war. 

11. An account of the laying of cornerstones of churches and other 
public buildings. 

12. A thorough index. 

Part II consists of Biographies. The first chapter is entitled the Bench 
and the Bar and contains sketches of practically all the lawyers of the 
county past and present The second chapter tells the same story for the 
newspaper boys. Then comes a chapter on the pioneers, who came to the 
county before the war. This is followed by several chapters telling of the 
leading citizens of the county who have contributed towards making it the 
best county in Kansas. 

The matter has run from week to week as a sort of continued story in 
the Democrat and put in book form afterwards. Every effort has been 
made to get dates, names and initials right but some errors have of neces- 
sity crept in. These I would be glad to have corrected and will gladly 
welcome any information and incorporate it In future editions of the book. 

GRANT W. HARRINGTON. 




John Schilling. 




Oregon Street, Hiawatha, 1873. 

The first house la picture Is Dr. Graves residence. The Graham clothing 
store now takes its place. In the next building .1. N. DmvIs ran a little 
cigar factory. The ground is now occupied by Mrs Miner's fine two-story 
brick. Next door was Hodge's Hardware store. Jas. Falloon had a law 
office In the front room upstairs, while the rear was occupied by the Odd 
Fellows' lodge rooms. The Noble building now occupies this ground. 
The old building has been moved across the track and Is now occupied by 
Lawrence & Culp for a blacksmith shop. Next came the billiard Hall. 
This was the headquarters for the Hiawatha Social Club and the seat of 
the beer war two years later. Potteuger's brick now occupies the ground. 
Ell Allendorf's old stand will be readily recognized. On the corner is the 
Barnett & Morrill bank building, just completed and the only brick build- 
ing In the town. Across the street is a little frame shack where W. B. 
Barnett used to keep store and where Geo. Adams' fine building now 
stands — Kansas Democrat, Jan. 2j, 1900. 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



1849. 

"The California trail crossed Brown county. It entered the county on the 
eastern border, nearly midway north and south, and wound along on the divide?, 
avoiding all streams on account of the difficulties in crossing; passing on the 
north of Drurnmond's Branch, crossing the western part of the present site of 
Hiawatha, then following the divide between the headwaters of the Wolf and 
Walnut; left the county near the present site of Sabetha. Hundreds of teams 
and thousands of persons had probably passed over the trail —Morrill's History 
of Brown County. 

1854. 

April 10. Wm. Gentry and H. C. Gragg settled in Powhattan township. 
D. M. Lochnane came with them and settled just across the line in Nemaha 
county. 

May 11. Thurston Chase and Jas. Gibbons marked claims on Wolf River. 

May — Wm. and Jas. Metts settled in Hamlin township. 

May 30. President Pierce signed the Act organizing the territories of 
Kansas and Nebraska. 

July 17. Treaty proclaimed with the Kickapoos by which they are to be 
given 150,000 acres of land between the Deleware reservation and the Great 
Nemaha. The selection is to be made within six months. 

—Treaty proclaimed locating the Sacs and Foxes on the Great Nemaha. 

November 2. J. P. Johnson (now a resident of Highland) contracts to 
survey the base line between Kansas and Nebraska for 108 miles west. The 
government paid $1,006.32 for this survey. Hon. C. W. Johnson, of Hiawatha, 
gives the following account of the work: 

"J. P. Johnson and C. W. Johnson, William Sugg and a Swiss left St. Louis on the steamer 
"Polar Star" or "White Cloud" and landed at Fort Leavenworth the 7th of October and camped 
there two weeks "outfitting-," then crossed over to Missouri at Weston and marched to St. 
Joseph, a small town boasting- of 5,000 inhabitants. Kansas City was known as Westport Land- 
ing and consisted mostly of a long warehouse and bales of hemp and hog-sheads of tobacco and 
a dash of whiskey, sugar, coffee. salt, etc. Leavenworth had been staked off, perhaps surveyed, 
three or four weeks before. I rememberthey were roofing the first real hotel, a two story frame. 
Shanties, tents and brush camps were abundant. Our party liked the town site, but the com- 
mandant at the Fort swore he would wipe them all off in a few days and so we did not invest. 
After staying a week or two in Oregon, Holt County, we camped on the Missouri side just below 
the mouth of the Nemaha. An officer from Washington established the line and on November 
10th chaining and lining commenced. The line was run across eighteen ranges to the Sixth 
meridian where Township One of Range One, east and west, lie side by side. The work aver- 
aged six miles per day and was concluded on the 29th, and the returning party reached the 
Missouri river at Iowa Point December 5th. I was official "corner marker" and had two assist- 
ants and should have had a team to haul corner stones. I was required to keep a note book with 
the bearings of each section and township corner, but this amounted to little, as buffalo chips 
were about the only permanent objects in sight after leaving the Nemaha, Turkey creek and 
the two Blues. On the return march we camped upon the creek passing John Walters' 
farm, where the old California Trail crossed it, with little suspicion that a city would grow up 
within two miles of us. Kansas was then one universal mass of black. The prairies were 
burned almost entirely and charcoal and cinders and ashes filled the air in high winds and set- 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1854-55 



tied in the deep ravines like snow drifts. The party was deceived as to the quality of the land 
Fifty miles from the Missouri river the fire had burned a glaze over the surface that crackled 
under our feet as if we had been walking on empty egg shells. From Marysv.lle west the land 
except in the bottoms, was reported poor and nearly barren. A fault in the very starting of 
the contracts caused Calhoun to condemn this line. It was run too with Burt's Solar Compass 
and the work verified by a transit in charge of the late Ira H. Sm.th. The line was doubly 
chained and a descrepancy of two inches caused the re-chaining back to the point of last con- 
currence. Deer were common and turkeys were plenty at the timber belts, where there must 
have been something to eat, for there was nothing on the black ridges." 

November 8. The territory is divided into sixteen election districts by 
Gov Reeder. The territory now known as Brown county was in the 14th district. 

December. During the fall of this year Isaac Swaim and Robert Rhea 
settled in Walnut township near Carson school house; Jacob Englehart set- 
tled in Biawatha township on the farm now owned by B. F. Partch. 

1855. 

February. The Territorial Legislature creates the county of Browne, 
named after O. H. Browne, a member of that body, and attaches it to the 
county of Doniphan. It is bounded as follows: Beginning at the southwest 
corner of Doniphan county, thence west twenty-four miles, thence south 
thirty miles, thence east to the west line of Atchison county, thence north to 
the northwest corner of Atchison County, thence east with said north line of 
Atchison county to the northwest corner of Doniphan county, thence north 
witli said west line of Doniphan county to the beginning. The mistake in the 
description is apparent. 

—Among the special acts passed by this legislature is one providing for the 
laying out and establishing of a territorial road from St. Joseph to the town of 
Marysville. Also to locate and establish a territorial road from Atchison to 
Marysville. Both these roads lay across Browne county. 

March 13. Sol McCall and L. Ashby settle in Irving township. 

April 3. E. R. Cornelison settles on Walnut creek in Padonia township. 

July 23. Ira H. Smith contracts to run the township lines in Browne 
county. The returns are made October 1st, and contracts are then let for sur- 
veying the sub-divisions and the various contracts are all completed before the 
close of the year. 

August — . Isaac Short born. Probably the first white child born in the 
county. 

September 10. Joanna Duncan, daughter of Wm. Duncan, born. 

September IT. The Commissioners of Doniphan county pass the follow- 
ing orders: 

"That the county of Browne be and is hereby organized as a municipal 
town-hip to be known as Browne County Township. 

"That the territorial election for delegate to the next Congress of the 
United States be held at the house of W. C. Foster, on the south fork of the 
Nemaha, for the county of Browne and that Wm. C. Foster, Wm. Purket and 
E. W. Short be appointed judges to hold the same. 

"That John C. Boggs and Wm. C. Foster be appointed Justices of the Peace 
and that Wm. Purket be appointed Constable for the County of Browne." 

SEPTEMBER 20. John Bunn, son of J. K. Bunn, born. 

October I. The first election in the county is held pursuant to the order 
made by the commissioners of Doniphan county. Four votes were cast, all 
being for J. W. Whitefleld for delegate to Congress. 



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November 9. Commissions issued to John C. Boggs and W. C. Foster as 
Justices of the Peace for the county of Browne and to Wm. Purket as 
Constable. 

December. Among the settlers this year are A. B. Anderson, supposed 
to be the first settler in Washington township, and Wm. Nash and Moses 
Proctor, supposed to be the first settlers in Mission township. Nash died 
sometime in the fall, probably the first settler to die in the county. 

—Religious services were held this year by Rev. Allspaugh, of the M. E. 
church, in the grove near John Belks. These were undoubtedly the first ser- 
vices of the kind ever held in the county. 

1856. 

January 21. The commissioners of Doniphan county appointed John 
W. Smith as assessor for Browne and Doniphan counties and A. Hayes as cen- 
sus taker. 

June 16. The commissioners of Doniphan assess Browne county $101.25, 
expense of locating a territorial road from Atchison to Marysville. 

July 22. The commissioners of Doniphan county order the boundry line 
between Browne and Doniphan to be surveyed. 

August 7. Gen. Jas. H. Lane with a party of 403 from Iowa entered the 
county from the north. The Lane road struck Brown county at Pony creek 
and followed a line west of south from there to Topeka. This party founded 
Plymouth in town 1, range 15 and Lexington three miles southeast of Sabetha 
in town 2, range 15. Breastworks were thrown up at Plymouth and a small 
fort of hewn logs was erected at Lexington. 

September 16. The commissioners of Doniphan create two townships of 
Browne county. Ranges 15 and 16 form Walnut township and ranges 17 and 18 
Mission township. The voting place in Walnut township is fixed at the house 
of W. C. Foster and in Mission township at the house of Henry Smith. W. 
C. Foster is named as election judge in Walnut township and Henry Smith, 
Thompson and James Smith for Mission township. 

September 16. The rate of tax for county purposes for Brown county is 
fixed at fifty cents for each poll and one-sixth of one per cent, on all taxable 
property by the Doniphan commissioners. 

October 6. Second election held. J. W. Whitefield has sixteen votes for 
delegate to Congress and X. K. Stout, B O. Driscoll and T. W. Waterson, all 
residents of Doniphan, seventeen votes each for members of the legislature. 
Sixteen votes are cast in favor of a constitutional convention. 

November 17. John W. Smith is allowed $46.00 for as-essing Browne 
county . 

December 1. E. M. Hubbard, superintendent of the Kickapoo Mission, 
opens a school for the Indians in the new mission building near Kennekuk. 
This was the first school taught in the county. Under the treaty with the 
Kickap'xjs they were to have a school. The Protestant Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions made them a proposition to build one, but the proposition was rejected. 
The board proceeded to build the. mission, however, without further consulta- 
tion with the Indians. The building was to have been completed by July 15, 
but it was late in the fall before the work was done. The government set aside 
$3000 from the Indian funds to support the school. The Indians did not take 
kindlv to the arrangements and very few children were allowed to attend. In 

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8 ANNALS OF BROWN CO UNTY. [1856-57 

June, 1859, the board abandoned the school. In 1861 it was opened again under 
the auspices of the M. E. Church South, the government appropriating $75.00 
out of the school fund for each pupil enrolled. In October it was closed again 
untilJunell, 1865, when a day school was opened by Indian Agent Adams, 
now secretary of the State Historical Society. This day school was kept up 
until 1871 when the building was torn down and the material used in the new 
school building on the Diminished Reserve. 

December 26. M. C. Willis is commissioned as a justice of the peace. 

1857. 

February 14. The legislature detaches Browne county from Doniphan, 
locates the temporary county seat at Claytonville; provides for the election of 
three commissioners to locate the permanent county seat, and provides that 
the legislature shall elect a probate judge, sheriff and two commissioners for 
the county who shall hold office until the general election in October, 1857. 
Geo. E Clayton was chosen as probate judge, Henry Smith and D. M. Loch- 
nane as commissioners and Pettus Thompson as sheriff. Lochnane was not a 
resident of the county and Thompson refused to qualify. 

February 14. The Greenwood Town Company, Browne county, is incor- 
porated. Walter R. Brewster, William Barnes, Martin P. Rively and Albert 
G. Otis are the incorporators. 

—The legislature incorporates Breckenridge College to be located at or near 
Lodiana City in Browne county. W. H. Honnell, Samuel M. Irvin, F. P. Mont- 
fort, Walter Lowrie, Robert J. Breckenridge, John Ford, Elijah M. Hubbard, 
Henry W. Honnell, John M. Scott, John Calhoun, Austin R. Forman, J. P. 
Blair and James G. Bailey are named as directors. 

—February 14. The legislature incorporates the "Newcastle Coal and 
General Mining Co." for the purpose of exploring for coal and other minerals in 
Doniphan and Browne counties. 

February 17. The Hiawatha Town Co. is incorporated. John M. Coe, 
John P. Wheeler and Thomas J. Drummond are the incorporators and they are 
empowered to purchase and lay off not to exceed 640 acres of land where the 
town of Hiawatha is located and adjoining the same. 

— The Claytonville Town Co. is incorporated with power to locate 320 acres 
of land. The incorporators are Albert Heed, J. Plowman, George E. Clayton 
and E. Kemper. 

—William Sublette, James F. Forman and J. R. Plowman are appointed 
by the legislature to locate a territorial road from Doniphan to Claytonville in 
Browne county. 

February 19. William Matthews, Hampton Kent and Frank M. Mahan 
are appointed by the legislature a board of commissioners to mark out and 
locate a territorial road from Palermo in Doniphan county to the town of Clay- 
tonville in Browne county. 

February 20. The Springfield Town Co. is incorporated with power 
to prempt 640 acres of land in Brown county. Thomas W. Waterson, Henry 
C. Murdock, Thomas J. Drummond and Cyrus Dolman are the incorporators. 

— The counties of Browne, Nemeha, Marshall, Pottowattamie and Riley 
constitute the fourth council district. 

—Albert Heed, Henry Smith and J. K. Plowman are appointed by the leg- 
islature to establish a territorial road from Marysville, via. Richmond and 



1857] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY 



Claytonville, to the town of Troy. On July 20 they report to the county com- 
missioners that they have finished the work and are allowed $8 00 each for 
their services. 

— The territoral legislature redescribes the boundries of Browne county. 
It gets it correct this time. 

February 27. Browne and Nemaha counties made th» second election 
district. 

March 1. The assessors returns show 130 taxpayers and the following 
property: 

4 slaves valued at $ 1,400 00 

135 horses and mules valued at 10,903 00 

684 cattle valued at 15,855 00 

1 pleasure carriage valued at ' 15 00 

54 time pieces valued at 390 00 

Money . . 3 )5 00 

Bonds and notes 2,4] 5 00 

Total $38,078 00 

March 16. The new board of county commissioners formerly organizes 
aud holds the first court ever held in the county. Present, Geo. E. Clayton, 
probate judge and Henry Smith, commissioner. The following appointments 
were made: Clerk, James Waterson; sheriff, James A. Fulton: treasurer, John 
Dunbar; surveyor, Ira H. Smith; coroner, E. M. Hubbard; justice of the'peace 
for Claytonville township, M. C. Willis; assessor, Joseph A. Brown, and Wm. 
Page, constable for Claytonville township. Later in the day the appointment 
of Fulton is revoked. The county is divided into four municipal townships 
nearly equal in extent of territory. The northeast township is called Irving, 
the southeast Claytonville, the northwest Walnut Creek and the southwest 
Lochnane. 

March 31. Commissioners meeting. Richard L. Oldham is appointed 
treasurer and James A. Fulton is appointed sheriff. 

—On petition of Jas. A.Fulton, Richard Hanley, N. Kimberlin and others 
John H. Whitehead is granted a license to sell liquors at his store in Kennekuk 
for six months from April 1st upon payment of $25.00. 

—It is ordered that $500.00 be appropriated to build a court house on the 
north square in Claytonville; said house to be a frame 20 feet wide and 30 feet 
long and to be enclosed by June 1st. Richard Oldham is appointed a commis- 
sioner to build the house. 

—A tax levy of one-sixth of one per cent, for county purposes and one-sixth 
of one per cent, for building purposes is ordered. 

— M. C. Willis is appointed allotting justice for Claytonville township. 
— C. B. Magill is appointed justice of the peace and allotting justice for 
Lochnane township. 

— Wm. R. Penick is given a county warrant (probably the first ever drawn) 
for $21.75 for books and stationery. 

—It is ordered that all persons who have settled upon school lands prior to 
the survey appear on April 20th and prove up their pre-emptions. 

—April 20. Commissioners meeting. The following plans are laid down 
for the new court house: 

"That said building be thirty feet long- and twenty feet wide and ten feet high from the top 
of the sill to the top of the plate. Said building- to be built and enclosed with two ten-foot rooms 
cutoff hi the back with studding- petitions. To be weatherboarded with oak, walnut, cotton 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1857 



wood or sycamore weatherboardin*. To be covered with cottonwood shingles The roof to be 
betwe , a third and fourth pitch, with ? ood substantial sleepers and joice of cottonwood or oak 
Tfloor of cottonwood, oak or sycamore to be laid down loose. To have one outs.de door and 
two p,tition doors of pine, with two windows at each end and three windows on each Sl de s ze 
uve.v, by fourteen lights. And the said building shall be completed by first day of July, 1857. 

-Joseph A. Brown is appointed justice of the peace for Claytonville town- 
ship. 

-Thomas Brigham, Isaac H. Barkley, John Page, Marcellus Sawin and 
Nathan Kimborlin prove up their pre-emption rights to school lands on which 
t bey had settled before the survey. It is ordered that each one pay $1.2o per 
acre into the school fund. The government refused to recognize this dispo- 
sition and required the parties to prove their settlements in the U. S. land orru e. 

—The county treasurer is authorized to borrow all school monies paid in at 
the rate of 15 per cent, per annum for county purposes. 

April — . Early this year M. L. Sawin built a store where the Carson 
school house now stands which was probably the first store in the county. 

MAY 18. E. H. Niles, Thurston Chase, Noah Hanson and others petition 
to have a school district organized in town 2, range 16. This seems to have 
been the first district organized in the county, but no record can be found as 
to whether a school was ever held or not. 

-On petition of H. W. Honnell, D. S. Chapson, E M. Hubbard and others 
a county road was ordered from Ottar creek near Anderson's, by way of Lodi- 
ana, to the Atchison and Marysville state road, and Henry W. Honnell, E. M. 
Hubbard and Sidney Guiwn were appointed viewers. 

May 19. On petition of T. J. Kinyon, Noah Hanson, Wm. McBryde and 
others a i ounty road is ordered from the Doniphan county line, by Roys creek 
crossing, near the home of Mr. McCaul, thence west to the Walnut creek cross- 
ing near the home of James Winkles, thence west to the old California road. 
E°H. Niles, I. B. Heaton and Wm. C. Foster are appointed viewers. 

— Voting precincts are established as follows: For Walnut Creek town- 
ship, at the house of W. C. Foster; for Irving township, at the house of J. B. 
Heaton at Mount Roy: for Lochnane township, at the house of C. W. McGill: 
for Claytonville township, at the hotel. Judges are named as follows: Wal- 
nut Creek, Wm. C. Foster, E. H. Niles and John Powe; Irving, Lewis Dunn, 
Lovd A.8hby and John Balew: Lochnane, H. C. Gragg, C. W. McGill and John 
G. Spencer; Claytonville, Thos. J. Dunn, R. L. Oldham and Joseph A. Brown. 

—Lewis Dunn is appointed justice of the peace and Willian Dunn con- 
stable for Irving township. 

—A petition is received from settlers asking for the organization of school 
districts in town 3, range 18. They are authorized to meet at the house of 
Mr. Thompson for that purpose. 

—John N. Barnes is appointed constable for Lochnane township. 
May 20. Acting Governor Stanton issues his proclamation calling for an 
election for delegates to the Lecompton constitutional convention. Brown 
and Nemaha constitute the Second district and are entitled to two delegates. 
The number of legal voters in Brown according to this proclamation is 206. 
No return is made of the total population . 

May 27. John C. Powe is appointed administrator of the estate of Jacob 
Strange, deceased. He gives bond in the sum of $5000, with E. H. Niles and 



1857] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 11 

E. N. Morrill as sureties. This is the first estate to be administered on in the 
county . 

May — . Samuel Shields opens the first white school in the county. His 
son, J. F. Shields, under date of April 12, 1897, writes as follows: 

"My father and myself (I being- a minor) located on the Kry place in April, 1857. There 
was no house completed on the place at that time, but a log- house was partly built when he 
boug-ht the claim. We set to work at once and finished the house that spring, and soon after 
the house was in readiness to occupy my father opened a subscription school. I have no dates 
to refer to and cannot tell when the "school opened or when it closed, but my impression is that 
it was taug-ht for three months, probably beginning in May or June. My impression is that it 
was the first school in the county. I remember that there was nothing on the Hiawatha town- 
site except a frame building which was used by Seth Barnum as a hotel." 

June 4. The Iowa Indian trust lands are sold at Iowa Point by order of 
the Secretary of the Interior. 

June 13. Delegates to the Lecompton constitutional convention are 
elected Cyrus Dolman received 44 votes, Henry Smith 3b" and Squire Griffiths 
9 in the district composed of Brown and Nemaha counties. 

June 15. The will of Amy Amen is probated and Henry C. Gragg quali- 
fies as executor. He gave bond for $5J00 with John G. Spencer and Isom B. 
Gentry as sureties. This was the first will probated in the county. 

July 4. First celebration. It was held on the farm of John Powe, on Mul- 
berry creek. Speeches were made by W. C. Foster, D. McFarland, W. G. Sar- 
gent and others. About 200 were present. 

July 20. Leander Sawyer is appointed justice of the peace and G. B. 
Jones constable for Clay ton ville township. 

— Caleb W. McGul resigns as justice of the peace of Lochnane township 
and John G. Spencer is appointed. 

—The citizens of township No. 3, range 17 are authorized to meet at the 
court house on August 1st and divide the township into school districts. 

—$500 is appropriated to build a bridge across Wolf river on the Marysville 
and Doniphan county road, and James Round is appointed special commis- 
sioner to contract for it. 

— Sheriff Fulton makes his returns showing that the legal tax for 1856 was 
$52.07 and that it cost $3 33 more than the whole amount to collect it. The 
total number of tax payers is 22. Allen Nash, Wm. Purket and John F. Boggs, 
against whom taxes had been assessed, are reported as "dead." 

July 25. A meeting is held at the court house in Claytonville to adopt 
measures for the protection of settlers against claim-jumping The meeting 
was called to order by N. J. Coffey on whose motion Joseph Mathews, of Mt. 
Roy was chosen chairman. On motion of H. A. Frazer, N. J. Coffey was ap- 
pointed secretary. Resolutions are adopted calling for a committee of five in 
each township to tiy cases of disputed claims and require the person found 
against to abandon the contested claim within five days. 

July 30. Hiram Wheeler and Eliza E. Root are married. First event of 
the kind in the county. 

—Sol Miller says in the Kansas Chief: 

"Our neighboring- county of Brown is truly fortunate, as far as a county seat is concerned. 
There is no doubt that she will have one and her citizens can rest easy on that score. There 
are at present no less than six towns aspiring to this honor and all of them are bound to be the 
chosen place. We know this, for we have been told so. Each town possesses advantages over 
its rivals, and, of course, must be the county seat. They are Claytonville, Padonia, Hiawatha, 
Lane City, Hamlin and Deanolia." 



12 ANNALS OF BROWN CO UNTY. [1857 

July — . A Sabbath School was organized this summer in the woods on 
E. H. Niles' farm with David Peebles as superintendent. 

—During the summer the first house in Hiawatha was built on the present 
site of the Morrill & Janes Bank. Seth Barnum used it for a hotel. 

August — . The Free State men hold a convention in Drummond's grove 
on the farm now owned by Col. Bierer, and decide to elect officers under the 
Topeka constitution and also to voteat the territorial election. 

August 3. Richard L. Oldham reports that the court house is finished 
and that A. Head has been paid $250 and that there is now due him $250 more 
being the second payment for the work. This house was afterwards sold to 
Samuel W. Wade for $100. 

—Assessor .Joseph A. Brown turns in his books and the County Clerk is 
ordered to examine them and report as to their correctness. 

—Election under the Topeka constitution. Brown county is entitled to 
two representatives. Jra H. Smith has 150 votes and Warren W. Guthrie 149. 
The vote for state officers is not known. 

August 8. Claytonvilie post-office is established with Geo. E. Clayton as 
post-master. 

August 13. Sol Miller writes up Brown county. He says of the towns: 

"Claytonvilie has the advantage of being the temporary county seat; and Mt. Roy, that of 
having extensive coal banks in its site. But the principal town in the county will be Hamlin " 

August 17. Democratic convention at Claytonvilie. Leander Sawyer 
was chosen president, C C. Hawkins secretay and J. J. Kersay assistant sec- 
retary. Committee on credentials— H. C Gragg of Lochnane, J. B. Heaton of 
Irvin, Henry Smith of Claytonvilie, Mr. Osborn of Walnut. The committee 
found the following delegates present: Lochnane— J. B. Sneed, H. C Gragg, 
J.W. Duvall, C. W. MaGill, Stephen Pilant, A. J. Boston, J. G. Spencer. 
Irvin— .1. A. Alford, Thos. J. Kenyon, S. Duff, J. B. Heaton, S M. Griffith, J. 
Y. L. Rodgers, Wm. Dunn. Claytonvilie— R. L. Oldham, Leander Sawyer, 
James Smyth, A. W. Farel, Jameo Cameron, James Irby, Henry Smyth. The 
following ticket was nominated: Representative, S. M. Griffith; probate judge, 
J. G. Spencer; commissioners, L. C. Dunn, Leander Sawyer; county clerk, Jas. 
Waterson; sheriff, Miles Collins; treasurer, G. E. Clayton; commissioners to 
locate county seat, G. W. McGill, E. M. Hubbard, W. C. Foster; surveyor, C. 
C. Hawkins; assessor, James Smyth J. B. Heaton reported the following 
resolutions: 

Whereas, We, the Democracy of Brown county, in convention assembled, for the purpose 
of a more permanent organization, and to form a general ticket to be supported at the ensuing 
October election; and 

Whereas, We. the delegates, have been selected by the entire Democracy of the county to 
represent and reflect the will of the whole, do hereby most cordially and respectfully invite all 
good, law abiding and order loving citizens to unite with us upon the truly national and con- 
servative principles adopted by the National Democratic Convention, held in Cincinnati in June. 
1H56, and ratified by the Conservative Democracy of Kansas assembled at Lecompton in 1857; 
and inasmuch as our present peace and promising prosperity are again threatened with domes- 
tic disquiet through the evil influences of designing demagogues, which all good men of all 
parties, should try to avert, by harmonizing all that is true in patriotism and conservative in 
principle among the bona fide citizens of our beautiful and growing county; be it therefore 

Resolved, That we will stand to and abide by the union of states, the constitution of the 
United Stales and the laws passed in pursuance thereof. 

ResOlved, Thai we will discountenance all irregular opposition to the lawfully constituted 
authorities within this county and territory. 



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Resolved, That in his excellency, the Hon. R. J. Walker, we recognize the man for the place 
and the times, so long- as his administration is, as heretofore, charterized by ability, prudence 
and firmness. 

Resolved, That we most cordially endorse and ratify the nomination of the Hon. E. Ran- 
som, as the candidate of the National Conservative Democracy of Kansas, for a seat as dele- 
gate to the next congress, and pledge to him our hearty and united support. 

Resolved, That we, as order loving citizens of Brown county, know how to sacrifice our 
minor party differences of opinion upon the altar of patriotism and unite and use all honorable 
means to secure the election of the ticket this day nominated. 

September — . Free State Convention at Hiawatha to nominate a county 
ticket. The meeting is held on the open prairies a lumber wagon serving as 
a speaker's stand . The following ticket is nominated: Probate judge, VV. G. 
Sargent; commissioners, A. B. Anderson, Jacob Engelhart; sheriff, Franklin 

0. Sawin; treasurer, Moses P. Proctor; commissioners to locate county seat, 

1. P. Winslow, Isaac Chase, I. B. Hoover. 

September 2. Mount Roy po^tofrice established with Shelton Duff as the 
postmaster. 

September 14. Election judges are appointed as follows: Claytonville— 
Samuel Allen, A. J. Farel and Jas. T. Irby. Walnut Creek— John Powe, W. 
C. Foster, E. H. Niles. Irving— Thos. J. Kenyon, Jas. A. Warhurst, Solomon 
McCall. Lochnane— Isom B. Gentry, John N. Barnes and C. Smith. Election 
precincts were located in Claytonville, at the court house; in Irving, at J. B. 
Heaton's; in Walnut Creek, at W. C. Foster's; in Lochnane, at Jno. G.Spencer's. 

Septe3iber 21. Gov. Walker requests Gen. Harney to send one company 
cavalry to Claytonville or Hiawatha to act as a "posse comitatus," in aid of 
the civil authorities, in the due execution of the laws, and to preserve the 
public peace. The troops spent some weeks in the county. 

Sfptember 26. Sale of town lots at Padonia. 

October 5. The free state men carry the county election by a vote of 136 
to 72. The following is the vote by townships: 

Free State. Pro-slavery. 

Walnut Creek Township 46 3 

Lochnane Township 10 11 

Irving Township 43 23 

Claytonville Township 37 35 

136 72 

— E. N. Morrill is elected to the legislature from the counties of Brown 
and Nemeha by a vote of 283 to 102 for E. M. Hubbard, the Democratic candi- 
date. The vote stood Brown county, Morrill 138, Hubbard 72; Nemeha county, 
Morrill 145, Hubbard 30. 

October 19. The last meeting of the Pro-slavery board of county com- 
missioners is held. 

October 20. Padonia post-office established with Orville Root as post- 
master. 

October 29. A project is discussed in the Kansas Chief in relation to 
petitioning the legislature to change the boundry lines of Brown county so as 
to give it White Cloud and a few miles of river front. 

November 16. The Free State board of county commissioners organize. 
Ira H. Smith is chosen County Surveyor, David Peebles County Clerk and John 
S. Tylor Assessor. 



14 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1857 

November 30. A special session of the Board of Commissioners is held 
and $25 appropriated to buy a stove. 

December 5. Hamlin post-office is established with Edward H. Niles as 
post-master. 

December 9. Carson post-office is established with Marcellus L. Sawin 
as post-master. 

—A Free State meeting is held at Padonia with I P. Winslow as Chair- 
man and Daniel McFarland Secretary. Resolutions endorsing the late Free 
State convention at Lawrence are passed. It was further 

Uisolved: That we will resist to the life, if necessary, all attempts to force upon the people 
of this territory, a constitution which has not been submitted to them for approval or dis- 
approval— but we will submit to the will of the majority, when fairly and freely expressed. 

—A vigilance committee consisting of Orville Root, Benjamin Winkles 
and Franklin O. Sawin was appointed. 

December 14. The commissioners elected to locate permanently the 
county seat, met at Sawin's store and organized by the election of Isaac Chase 
as president and Daniel McFarland as secretary. The first ballot resulted, 
Padonia 1, Hiawatha 1, Carson 1. An adjournment was then taken until the 
next day when the town sites of Padonia and Hiawatha were visited. Tiie 
propositions from the various town companies were then opened and found to 
read as follows: 

Padonia's Proposition: To the Commissioners to locate the county seat of Brown K. T. 
Gentlemen: — The town company of Padonia have authorized me to say that in case the county 
seat is located at Padonia that said company will donate to the county a square of ground iu 
Padonia on which to erect a court house and said company will also erect on said square of 
ground a good court house free of charge to the county costing two to three thousand dollars. 
I would also state that a large hotel and many other buildings will be put up in Padonia the 
ensuing year to accomodate the public. R. I. Catlings President of the Padonia Town Com- 
pany. Attest, Orville Root, Secretary. 

Hiawatha's Proposition: The Hiawatha Town Company propose at the request of the 
locating commissioners that in case they should see fit to locate the county seat at Hiawatha 
that they will immediately or within twenty days prepare a room suitable for the holding of 
court and where the county officers can transact business free of charge until the first of Mav, 
next, when the said company obligate themselves to have in readiness a building fifteen feet 
by thirty feet to be used as a temporary court house until a house of proper dimensions can be 
erected. Said house to be the property of the county and to be a donation by the company and 
citizens. They will also donate lots as follows: Begining at lot 1, in the northeast corner of 
the town plot, and convey to the proper officers for the benefit of the county every alternate lot 
upon said town tract except those lots (about fifty in number) which are otherwise donated. 
Said town tract occupies three hundred and twenty acres, and is laid out in lots fifty feet front 
by one hundred and twenty feet deep with twenty foot alleys and eighty foot streets. Has 
public square three hundred by four hundred feet. For the company, H. R. Dutton. 

Carson's Proposition: The undersigned President of the Town Company of Carson, is 
authorized by said company to offer to Brown county through you, one-half of the lots in the 
town of Carson, which town consists of three hundred and twenty acres, and fifteen hundred 
dollars in labor and materials to be applied in buildings for the county. Also to furnish to the 
county a room free of charge to be used as a temporary court room until a court house shall be 
erected, provided the county seat of said county be permanently located within said town of 
Carson. D. McFarland, President of the Carson Town Company. 

The second ballot resulted, Padonia 1, Hiawatha 1, Carson 1. The third 
ballot resulted, Carson 2, Padonia 1. The fourth ballot resulted in 3 for Car- 
son. And the commissioners declared the county seat to be permanently lo- 
cated at that place. 

December 19. Acting Governor Stanton issues a proclamation for an 



1857-58] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 15 

election to be held January 4, 1858 to select delegates to a constitutional con- 
vention. Orville Root, Thos. J. Drummond and Wm. C. Foster are appointed 
to establish voting precincts in Brown county and select three judges for each 
precinct. 

December 21. Election on the Lecompton Constitution. The free state 
men abstain from voting. No returns can be found. 

December 28. First meeting of the county board-at Carson. Samuel W. 
Wade appointed county treasurer to succeed Moses P. Proctor, resigned. 
Henry Rymal appointed Coroner. 

1858. 

January 4. The Lecompton Constitution i& voted upon. 187 votes are 
cast against it and 2 for it with slavery. The Pro-slavery men refuse to vote. 

January 7. The store house at Mt. Roy burns down and about four 
thousand dollars worth of merchandise, flour and porlc, is destroyed. The Are 
is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. 

January 11. The County Commissioners order the Sheriff to procure 
four arm chairs and eight common ones for the use of the court. 

January 18. Franklin Meyers is appointed Alloting Justice for Walnut 
Creek township, and Ira H. Smith for Claytonville township. 

January 22. The Board of County Commissioners divide the county 
into four municipal townships to be known as Irving, Anderson, Hamlin and 
Powhattan, and it is ordered that an election be held on the 22nd of July for 
township officers. This organization of townships does not seem to have been 
perfected and the order was rescinded April 3, 1860. 

—One-sixth of one per cent, for the territorial tax, one-third of one per 
cent, for general county fund and one-third of one per cent, for county build- 
ing fund is levied. 

February 6. The Sabetha Town Co., incorporated by A. W. Williams, 
Isaac Sweetland and E. N. Morrill. The town is to be located either in Brown 
or Nemaha county. 

—The town of West Claytonville is incorporated by S A. Allen, James 
Waterson, R. L. Oldham, W. Kelson, L. B. Kentz, D. A. Werts, W. Hammet, 
A. P. Davidson and J. R. Plowman 

February 9. Hamlin City Association incorporated by W. G. Sargent, 
George Ross, E. H. Niles, S. C. Shaw, Noah Hanson, Moses Emery and E. N. 
Morrill. , 

— The Padonia Town Co., is incorporated by R. J. Gatling, Wm. Gatling, 
Jas. H. Lane, Onias Bailey. David Bailey, F. S. Reed and Orville Root. 

February 11. The Carsou Town Co., is incorporated by Danial McFar- 
land, J. J. Ross, J. N. Belts and David Snively. 

February 12. The legislature orders a special election for the purpose 
of locating the permanent county seat of Brown county. 

—The Leavenworth City, Hamlin and Nebraska Railroad Co. is incorpor- 
ated. The incorporators are Joel Parker, Jas. Davis, C. F. Currie. M. J. Par- 
rott, Wm. Pennick, W. Y. Roberts, J. B. Irvin, O. B. Holman, J. M. Dixon, 
J. P. Root, W. G. Sargent, Geo. Ross, James Winkles, Jas. H. Lane, William 
Spencer, A. Elliott, John M. Wood, R. M. Sherwood, C. Robinson, E. H. Niles, 
Gaius Jenkins, S. A. Wardsworth, Geo. H. Keller, Morris Hunt, H. Miles 
Moore, S. W. Eldridge and E. N. Morrill. 



16 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1858 

February 15. James Winkles is appointed Constable for Walnut Creek 

township, Duvall, Constable for Locknane township, Martindale, 

Constable for Claytonville township, H. C. Gragg, Alloting Justice for Lock- 
nane township, John Maglott. Alloting Justice for Irvin township. 

February 16. E. H. Niles is appointed guardian of the persons and es- 
tate of Sarah I. Strange, Henjimin M. Strange and William A. Strange, minor 
heirs of Jacob Strange, deceased. First guardian appointed in the county. 

FEBRUARY 26. Convention at Carson for the purpose of electing delegates 
to the Constitutional Convention at Leavenworth. Mr. Miller, of Pony Creek, 
was called to the chair, and Messrs. Peebles and McFarland, Secretary. It 
was decided to make it a delegate convention and allow one delegate for every 
ten votes polled on January 4th. Messrs. Root, Rymal and Morrill were ap- 
pointed a committee on Credentials and Apportionment, and made the follow- 
ing apportionment: Plymouth 2, Hamlin 2, Padonia 1, Hiawatha 2, Mt Roy 
1, Claytonville 3, Powhattan — . They found the following delegates present: 
Claytonville, James Round. S. A. Kingman, H. S. Rymal; Hiawatha, Jacob 
Engelhart, T. J. Drummond; Hamlin, H. Woodward, J. W. Belt; Padonia, 1. 
P. Winslow; Plymouth, Win. Resser, Isaac Sweetland. No delegates were 
present from Mt. Roy or Powhattan. 

Orville Root, A. B. Anderson and A. W. Williams were elected as dele- 
gates to the Constitutional Convention 

Mr. Peebles offered resolutions that were adopted instructing the delegates 
to oppose the incorporation of any clause in the constitution prohibiting free 
negros from settling in Kansas, and condeming the location of the capital at 
Minneola and declaring in favor of Topeka. 

E. N. Morrill offered a resolution which was adopted inotructing the dele- 
gates to use their influence to have the Platte River fixed as the northern 
boundry of Kansas. 

The executive committe was increased to five and Ira H. Smith and J. P. 
Tyler were elected members. It was decided on motion of Mr. Peebles, that 
all future nominating conventions should be delegate conventions. 

March 1. Wm. Tidwell is appointed Constable for Walnut Creek town- 
ship. 

— Sheriff Fulton appears before the Board of Commissioners and submits 
the following aciount of Revenues for 1857. 

Brown county in account with Jas. A. Fulton, Collector of Revenue. 

Cr. by tax book of 1857 $348.22 

Dr. by delinquent list attached $285 27i 

Dr. by percentage for collecting revenue 2.95 

Dr. warrant paid to County Treasurer 39 01 

On hand due Territory including percentage 20.99 

$348.22 

MARcn 4. The county seat question is still the bone of contention in 
Brown county. The first vote is to be taken on the first Monday in April. If 
no point reaches a majority of all the votes cast, the one having the lowest is 
to be dropped and another vote taken on the first Monday in the following 
month— and so on voting monthly, and dropping the lowest candidate until 
it is decided. From present prospects it will probably be a long magazine 
story— "To be continued next month." The aspirants for the honor will be 



1858] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 17 

Carson, Clay ton ville, Padooia, Hamlin, Hiawatha and perhaps several others. 
Go it you cripples.— Kansas Chief. 

March 9. A. B. Anderson. Orville Root and A. W. Williams are elected 
to represent Brown couuty in the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention 

March 15. Meeting of the County Commissioners. It is ordered, "That 
there be an election in Brown county on Monday, the fifth day of April, next, 
for the purpose of locating the county seat of said county agreeably to the pro- 
visions of the act of the last Territorial legislature." That the following per- 
sons be and are hereby appointed as Judges of Election in said election, in the 
various precincts, to-wit: 

Hiawatha: John Belk, Joseph Klinefelter, Joseph Miin. 

Spencer: J. G. Spencer, J. S. Taylor, Caleb Magi 1 1. 

Burroughs: S. A. Kingman, James E. Kimball, Joseph A. Brown. 

Hamlin: A. C. Foster. John C. Powe, Benjamin Burn ham. 

Plymouth: Morgan Willett, Wm. McB ide, A. W. Williams. 

Padonia: R Bickford, J. C Snow, E W. Short. 

Mt. Roy: Soloman McCall, Loyd Ashby, I W. Wilhoit. 

Robiuson: Sam W. Wade, Miles Collins, James Rounds. 

"That the above precints be known and described a- established by the 
commissioners appointed for that purpose bj an act of the special session of 
the last Territorial Legislature." 

March 25. Morgan Willett advertises that he has contracted to mana- 
facture 20a,000 brick at Plymouth. 

April 2 The steam saw mill of Morrill & Ross at Hamlin burned. 

April 5. A county scat election results, Hiawatha 128, Carson 37, Hamlin 
25, Claytonville 20, Washington 13, Prairie Springs 4, Padonia 2. 

- ''Speaking- of Hiawatha, she is indebted to Doniphan count3* for making' her. When the 
first county seat election was ordered, the winning of which made the place, Hiawatha was a 
town consisting- of stakes. Dozens of young- men in Doniphan county were hired to squat on 
claims around Hiawatha, a sufficient number of daj-s before election to acquire a residence, and 
these squatters carried a majority for Hiawatha, over older settled places that were surrounded 
by bona-fi'Ie residents. The Chief office furnished one recruit for Hiawatha.— Kansas Chief, 
July 27, 1882. 

April 12. The County Commissioners hold their last session at Carson. 

April 19. The County Commissioners hold their first meeting in Hia- 
watha. 

April 22. Free State Convention at Hiawatha. Noah Hanson is Presi- 
dent and H. S. Rymal Secretary. M. L. Sawin, E. A. Smith and J. Scott were 
appointed a committee on credentials and M. L. Sawin, John Scott and O. B. 
Hedding on permanent organization, Delegates present; J. Scott, E. Miller, 
J. Starns, O. B. Hedding, E. A Smith, Noah Hanson, J. Winkle, M. L. Sawin, 
L. W. Dennen, J. Englehart, T. J. Drummond, H. R. Dutton, J. W. Partch, 
C. Campbell, S. A. Kingman, H. S. Rymal, S. W. Wade, J. Round, and Ira H. 
Smith. N. Hanson was selected as permanent president, S. A. Kingman as 
vice-president, H. S. Rymal and E. A. Smith as secretaries. E. Miller, H. S. 
Rymal and IT. R. Dutton were elected delegates to the Topeka state conven- 
tion. S. A. Kingman was nominated for the Territorial Council and Orville 
Root and Ira H. Smith for Representatives. 

S A. Kingman introduced the following resolutions: 



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Resolved: That we approve of the Leavenworth Constitution, and while we may differ as 
to the policy of some of its provisions, we will yet trive it as a whole our unanimous and cordial 
support. 

Rexolved: That we consider the approval of that instrument by the great body of the peo- 
ple of Kansas, will insure us peace, secure us in the enjoyment of the great rights of man, and 
all our essential political rig-Ms. 

Resolved: That we will view with distrust the movements of any portion of the Free State 
men, or.those claiming to be such, who shall attempt to divide the party, by raising issues 
against the Leavenworth Constitution on unimportant and minor questions. 

May 18. Vote on the Leavenworth Constitution, State officers and Legis- 
lature. Brown county does not seem to have taken any part. 

May 25. Two thousand dollars is appropriated for the purpose of build- 
ing a court house with jail and offices attached upon the following plans and 
specifications: The house to be thirty feet square, the lower part to be divided 
into four rooms and a hall. The upper story to be divided into a court room 
and a jury room. Joseph Klinefelter is appointed as commissioner of public 
buildings to contract for and supervise the work. 

June 21. Pony Creek post-office established with Morgan Willett as 
post-master. 

June 30. Robinson post-office established with Samuel W. Wade as post- 
master. 

June 5. J. G. Kelsey and John H. Whitehead are commissioned as No- 
taries Public for Brown county. 

June 28. Warren W. Guthrie commissioned Notary Public for Brown 
county. 

July 4. Celebration at Hamlin. Rev.R. D. Parker and others deliver 
addresses. 

July 19. On petition of J. G. Kelsey, M. C. Barney, Samuel W. Wade 
etal., H. R. Dutton is appointed Commissioner of Public Buildings to fill the 
vacancy occasioned by the death of Joseph Klinefelter. 

—$200 is appropriated by the Commissioners to build a bridge across the 
Walnut at Padonia. 

—The Claytonville court house is sold to David Peebles for $135 in county 
warrants, one-half to be paid in thirty days, balance in six months. The pro- 
visions of the sale were not carried out however. 

July 22. Election of township supervisors. Samuel A. Kingman is 
chosen for Irving, Roger P. Smith for Walnut Creek, Joseph Round for Clay- 
tonville. Lochnane township did not elect until August. 

July 28. Samuel W Wade contracts to build the court house for $2,000 
and agrees to have the same completed by August 1, 1859. He gives bond in 
the sum of $4,000 with James Round and William D. Duncan as sureties. 

August 2. Vote on the Lecompton Constitution as submitted by the 
English bill. 

Against. For. 

Hamlin 41 3 

Hiawatha 83 1 

Plymouth 22 

Mt. Roy 21 6 

Claytonville 68 25 

Locknane 28 3 

Robinson 76 25 

339 63 



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The returns from Locknane were returned as being from Powliattan town- 
ship and were thrown out. No precinct had been established at Robinson and 
the returns from there were not counted. The vote as Anally certified to by 
the board of canvassers was, against 243, for 35. 

August 16. The old board of County Commissioners hold a meeting but 
County Clerk Peebles refuses to recognize them and is deposed. 

August 28. Election in Locknane township. Henry C. Gragg is chosen 
chairman of the board of supervisors. 

September 26. The Congregationalists organize at the home of E. H. 
Niles on Walnut Creek. Eight persons are received into t lie church. Revs. 
J. H. Byrd and R. D. Parker conduct the services. 

September 30. The Padonia town company orders an assessment of one 
hundred dollars on each share for town improvement. 

October 4. George Graham, of Seneca, elected to represent Brown and 
Nemeha counties in the Territorial Legislature. I he vote stood Graham 129, 
H. H. Patterson 73, H. Sutherland 28, Lloyd D. Ashby 2. 

October 16. James Round, chairman of the board of supervisors for Clay- 
tonville township, Samuel A. Kingman, chairman of the board of supervisors 
for Irving township and Roger P. Smith, chairman of the board of supervisors 
for Walnut Creek township, met at the office of the Probate Judge and organ- 
ized by the election of Roger P. Smith as chairman and William B. Barnett 
clerk . 

October 19. First Mechanics Lien in the county filed . John H . Schenck 
files his lien in the probate court against Andrew J. Selleg for $210 for brick 
furnished for the hotel on lot 82, on Utah Street in Hiawatha. 

October 22. E. A. Smith is commissioned a Notary Public for Brown 
county. 

October 23. The board of supervisors levy a tax of seven mills on the 
dollar for county purposes and three mills for territorial purposes. 

November 16. The clerk of the board of supervisors makes the following 
report of the financial standing of the county. 

Warrants 1 to 163 $2136.65 

Appropriation for court house 2000.00 

Appropriation for bridge on Wolf river 500 00 

Appropriation for bridge at Padonia 200 00 

Appropriation for bridge at Hamlin 200.00 

Appropriation to buy books and stationary 60.00 

Tctal $5096.65 

By warrants paid 549 58 

$4547.07 
To warrants on order book 74.90 

Total amount of indebtedness $4621.97 

November 25. E. A. Spooner appointed Superintendent of Public In- 
struction. He declined the office and subsequently Jas. Stanly was appointed. 

1859. 

February 3. White Cloud and surrounding territory make another 
effort loget into Brown County. A remonstrance is sent from Hiawatha to 



20 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1859 

the legislature as it is feared White Cloud wants to get the county seat away 
from Hiawatha. 

February 7. The legislature provides for Commissioners "to provide for 
the adjustment and payment of claims. " Its object is to find out the amount 
of property destroyed during the territorial troubles. Samuel A. Kingman 
is a member of the Commission. Its report was published by the 36th 
Congress and makes two octavo volumes containing 1767 pages. It allowed 
claims for $412,978.03 but neither Congress or the state would pay them. 

February 9. The Robinson Town Ho. incorporated by George S. Parks, 
O. H. Macauley, Ira H. Smith, J. P. Macauley and A. D Richardson. 

February 11. The road leading from Elwood, running up Peters Creek 
by way of Troy, Lewis crossing on Wolf river near Highland, Hiawatha, Sen- 
eca and Marysville is declared a Territorial road. 

February. John Brown makes his famous trip over the Lane road with 
14 escaped negroes. There were several stations on the underground road in 
Brown County. 

March 11. School District No. I (Carson) organized by Supt. J. A. Stan- 
ley. The first board is Noah Hanson, director; I. B. Hoover, clerk; A. M. 
Kendall, treasurer. 

March 15. The boundary line of Irving township is changed so as to 
include within the township all of the fractional townships in range 17, lying 
north of the Kickapoo reserve. 

March 28. The question whether a constitu.ion is wanted is voted upon. 
Walnut casts 23 votes for and 3 against, Plymouth 48 for, Irving 55 for, but as 
the returns were sent to the Governor instead of the County Board they were 
not counted. No record can be found of the returns from the rest of the 
county. 

March 30. John Belk is chosen chairman of the board of supervisors for 
Irving, James Rounds for Clay ton ville; I. B. Hoover for Walnut and Urias 
Billman for Lochnane. 

April 18. The first session of Court in the county is opened by Chief Jus- 
tice John Pettit. The order for holding court having been lost the Judge 
refused to try any cases. B. F. Killey Samuel A. Kingman and vVarren W. 
Guthrie are enrolled as attorneys. 

April 20. Joint school district No. 1, B. & N. is organized by Supt. 
Stanley. The first officers are E. Whittenhall, director, John S. Graham, 
treasurer; Geo. Graham, clerk. 

April 30 School District No. 2 (Stone) organized by Supt. J. A. Stanley. 
This district was re-organized on Dec 27, 1862. On the 13th of January, 1863, 
a meeting was held at the house of E. H. Niles and Franklin Myers was 
elected director, W. C. Foster, treasurer, and Samuel Speer, clerk. 

May 7. Mass convention at Hiawatha of all those opposed to the admin- 
istration to consider the propriety of sending delegates to the Osawatomie 
convention. 

May 18. The Republican party in Kansas is organized at Osawatomie. 
D. W. Wilder is one of the secretaries. 

May 30. The board of Supervisors consisting of Jame9 Round, of Clayton- 
ville, John Belk of Irving and Isaac B. Hoover, of Walnut Creek organized by 
the election of James Round as chairman and Henry Graves, clerk. 



1859] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 21 

—The clerk is ordered to send to the land office at Kickapoo for plat of 
Brown county with all the land marked that was entered on the first day of 
April, 1853, and also since then up to the first of June, 1859. 

—Henry S. Rvmil is appointed assessor for Claytonville township to All 
vacancy caused by the resignation of Theron Norman. 

June 7. Delegates are elected to the Wyandotte constitutional conven- 
tion. Brown county is entitled to one delegate. There were one hundred 
fourteen votes polled in the county. Samuel A Kingman received 17 votes in 
Walnut Creek: 9 in Claytonville; 56 in Irving and 11 in Locknane. Total 93. 
S C. Shields received L9 votes in Claytonville. William Linguist and Samuel 
W. Wade each received one vote in Claytonville. 

June 21. The board of supervisors appropriate $200 to build a bridge 
across the branch of Wolf river east of John Walters' and a like amount to 
build a bridge across Walnut creek at Carson. 

June 30. Rev. G. G. Rice takes charge of the ■ Congregational church on 
Walnut creek. 

July 5. The Wyandotte convention convenes. Samuel A. Kingman is 
elected temporary president by a vote of 32 to 12. 

July 18. The following resolution was adopted by the board of super- 
visors. 

Resolved: That James Round, presiding- officer of this board be empowered and directed 
to attend to the entering- of town sites within this county whenever called upon by the occu- 
pants thereof subject to, and in the manner provided by the act to reg-ulate the entries and 
disposals of town sites." 

August 3. A Republican convention at Lawrence nominates M.J. Par- 
rott for Delegate to Congress. Warren W Guthrie, of Brown county is one of 
the vice presidents. 

August 27. The salary of the probate judge is fixed at $150. 

—At a conventiou of the Free State party at Hiawatha the following nom- 
inations were made: Representative, H. R. Dutton; Probate Judge, B. F. 
Killey; Sheriff, J, H. Schenk; School Commissioner. Jas. H. Stanley; Register 
of Deeds, Henry Woodward; County Attorney, J. G. Kelsey; Treasurer, Geo. 
J. Englehart; Clerk of Board of Supervisors, Dr. H. Graves. 

—Messrs. H. R. Patton, C. W. Whittenhall and McCoy were sent 

as delegates to the Senatorial Convention tc be held at Seneca. 

August 31. School district No. 3 (Meadow Brook) is organized by Supt. J. 
A.Stanley. An election had been held on the 13th inst and E. S. Pound 
chosen as clerk and Thomas Hartman as treasurer. There is no record show- 
ing who was the director. 

—The Leavenwo? th Times in writing up the members of the Wyandotte 
Constitutional Convention says: 

"Samnel A. King-man, of Brown, is decidedly the first man on the floor of the Convention. 
He is a Massachusetts Yankee as is clearly evidenced in the whole man. Tall, thin, dark com- 
plexioned, with very dark hair, beard and eyes, of a bilious temperament, sharp face, hig-h 
forehead, with the perceptive faculties large, and the head general^- well balanced, his per- 
sonal appearance marks him immediately as a man of decided and peculiar individuality. 
Politically he is a Republican, but not radical. His tendency is not to extremes, unless ex- 
tremes are right; and only then, or when he thinks them so, is he an extremist." 

Septembers. Sol. Miller roasts the Free State party of Brown county 
because six of their eight nominees are from Hiawatha and says there is no 



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[1859 



wonder that dissatisfaction exists. He wants to know why it is that the 
ticket is termed Free State instead of Republican as the people of Brown 
county claim to be. 

September 15. School District No. 4 (Hiawatha) is organized by Supt. J. 
A. Stanley. At the first meeting A J. Sellegg was elected director and Mar- 
tin B. Bowers, clerk. No record is given as to the treasurer. 

October 2. Republican state convention at Lawrence. Samuel A. 
Kingman is nominated for Associate justice of the Supreme Court. W. W. 
Guthrie is the delegate from Brown county. 

OCTOBER 4. The Wyandotte constitution is adopted Brown county 
casts 269 votes for and 103 against. The Homestead clause receives 173 votes 
for and 163 against. 

OCTOBER 10. The Padonia town company organizes under the articles of 
incorporation 

October U>. First tax sale, 62 pieces of land advertised the amounts run- 
ning from 50 cents to $14.00. 

October 19. Voting precincts were established as follows: In Clayton- 
•ville township at the house of John Page; in Irving township one at Padonia 
and one at Mt. Roy. 

— Job. oa than Snowden and others petitioned for a hog law and the board 
of supervisors order a vote to be taken upon the question in the several pre- 
cincts. 

—A levy of 5 mills on the dollar for county and township purposes is 
urde red. 

Novembers. Tentorial election. 



FOR DELEGATE TO CONGRESS. 

Marcus J. Parrott, Republican 272 

Saunders W. Johnston, Democrat 25 

COUNCILMAN FOR FIFTH DISTRICT. 

Warren W. Guthrie, Free State 128 

Lather R. Palmer, Free State 3 

George Graham, Free State 160 

REPRESENTATIVE. 

H. R. Dutton 232 

A. B. Anderson 60 

Orville Root 1 

SHERIFF. 

John H. Sheuck 237 

Homer L. Deane 11 

Preston Melton 6 

A. M Gifford 21 

John Hughs 4 

REGISTER OF DEEDS. 

Henry Woodward 186 

David Peebles 113 

TREASURER. 

George J. Bnglehart 160 

Samuel Wade 120 



PROBATE JUDGE. 

Benjamin F. Killey 281 

Samuel A. Kingman 1 

COUNTY CLERK. 

Henry Graves 287 

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY. 

JoelG Kelsey 238 

Orville Root 1 

Warren W. Guthrie 1 

I G Smith 1 

Preston Melton... 1 

E.H.Grant 1 

COUNTY SURVEYOR. 

Ira H. Smith 237 

James J. Ross I 

COUNTY' SUPERINTENDENT. 

James H. Stanley 261 

Warren W. Guthrie 1 

CORONER. 

Andrew J. Selleg 261 

W.G. Sargent 1 

For the Hog- Law 100 

Against the Hog Law 104 



November 10. Republican Judicial Convention at Robinson. Albert L. 
Lee, of Elwood, is nominated for District Judge. 

November 1!>. Republican District Convention of the counties of Brown 
and Atchison at Kennekuk to nominate two Senators and six members of the 
legislature. The basis of representation is one delegate for every thirty votes 
or major fraction thereof, cast for the Wyandotte Constitution. Brown county 
wafl represented by B. EC. Killey, A Cool, J. Englehart, H. II. Morton, J. M. 



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Benson, Charles Carrol, E. W. Plankington, W. W. Ross, L. W. Demming, It 
was decidtd that Brown county should have one Senator and one representa- 
tive and Atchison count} one Senator and five Representatives. The Brown 
county delegates organized by the selection of B. F. Killey as chairman and 
nominated H. R. Dutton, of Hiawatha, for Senator and Ira H. Smith, of Rob- 
inson, for Representative. 

November 26. A meeting of the members of the bar held at Hiawatha, 
nominates Geo. W. Glick, of Atchison, for District Judge. 

December 6. First election held under the Wyandotte Constitution. 



Chas. Robinson, Republican 
Samuel Medary, Democrat... 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. 

I. P. Root, Republican 271 

John P. Slough. Democrat 80 

SECRETARY OF STATE. 

I. W. Role. Republican 270 

A. P. Walker, Democrat 81 

TREASURER. 

William Tholen, Republican 273 

Robert L. Pease, Democrat 81 

AUDITOR. 

G. S. Hillyer, Republican 273 

Joel K Goodin, Democrat 81 

CHIEF JUSTICE. 

Thomas Ewing\ Republican 271 

Joseph Williams, Democrat 80 

ASSOCIATED JUSTICE. 

Samuel A. King-man, Republican 280 

L. D. Bailey. Republican 274 

Samuel A Stinson, Democrat 71 

Robert Mitchell, Democrat 80 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 

B. F. Simpson, Republican 273 

Orlia Thomston, Oemocrat 81 

CONGRESSMaN. 

M. F. Conway, Republican Z58 

John A. Holderman, Democrat 95 

DISTRICT JUDGE. 

Albert L. Lee, Republica'u 274 

Geo. W. Glick, Democrat 80 

STATE SENATOR. ' 

John A. Martin, Republican 266 

H. R. Dutton, Republican 297 

Gideon O. Chase, Democrat 88 

Samuel A. Wade, Democrat 46 

REPRESENTATIVE SECOND DISTRCT. 

William H. Grimes, Republican 273 

E. P. Lewis, Republican 272 



Thomas Butcher, Republican 273 

C. B. Keith, Republican 273 

A. Elliott, Republican 273 

Ira H. Smith. Republican 175 

Junius T. Herford, Democrat 83 

Leander Sawyer, Democrat 77 

William Nole, Democrat 81 

Thomas L. Fortune, Democrat 81 

John K. Ship. Democrat 81 

Geo. E. Irvin, Independent 168 

PROBATE JUDGE. 

Eii m ion W Plankington 346 

DISTRICT CLERK 

H. L. Deane 176 

Joel G. Kelsey 154 

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT. 

Joseph Paschal 261 

Martin C. Willis 93 

JUSTICK PEACE, IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

W. H. M. Jones 36 

William Drake 60 

I. P. Winslow 50 

T. J. Ken von 56 

I. K Brown 7 

H Graves 5 

John Spencer 2 

James V.Jack 6 

JUSTICE PEACE, WALNUT CREEK TOWNSHIP. 

James W. Belts 73 

T. M. Sterns.... 57 

E. A. Spooner 32 

J. C. Foster 12 

W. Hunter 26 

John Powe 11 

JUSTICE PEACE, LOCKNANE TOWNSHIP. 

W.J, Hart 15 

N. Williams 10 

Doctor Soog- 4 

Hug-h Sutherland 3 

JUSTICE PEACE, CLAYTONVILLE TOWNSHIP. 

S. C. Sheilds 33 

A. B. Anderson 21 

John Pagre 46 

James Round — 36 

W. H. H. Sawyer 2 



1860. 
January 4. Superintendent S. W. Greer presents his reports to the leg- 
islature. It shows the following in respect to the Brown county schools. 
Number of districts organized, 4. 

Number of youths between the age of five and twenty-one, 204. 
Number of children enrolled in schools, 95. 
Number of months taught in the year, 15. 
Number of districts in which schools were taught, 2. 
Amount of money raised to build school houses, $980. 
Amount of public money for schools, $3.80. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1860 



January 4. School district No. 5, (West Powhattan) is organized by 
Superintendent J. A.Stanley. Chas. Smith was chosen as the first director, 
Collingwood C. Grubb, treasurer, and W. E. Long, clerk. 

February 1. A Kansas Historical Society is organized at Lawrence. 
Samuel A. Kingman delivers the address. 

February 20. School district No. 6, (Bellevue) organized by Superin- 
tendent J. A. Stanley. Jesse Chandler was chosen as director and Henry H. 
Norton as clerk. 

February 23. School district No. 7, (White Eagle) organized by Super- 
intendent J. A. Stanley. R H. Bollinger was chosen clerk and James Round 
treasurer. 

February 24. The legislature dec lares all section lines in Brown county 
public highways the same as though located by the local tribunals. 

February 27. The Iowa Point, Hiawatha & Denver City Railroad Co. 
is incorporated. Henry Alle, Charles H. Blake, Wm. N. Byers, Win. H. 
Slaughter, Richard Sopris, Isaac B. Ho ,ver, Andrew J. Sellegg, George J. 
Engelhart, Abraham Cole, H. W. Forman, J. P Johnson, A. Fall, J. T. Lane, 
D.Vanderslice, J. Powell, J. W. Forman, Richard Leach, A. Poulet, Jno. 
Slemmons, H. K. Stout, Wm. Word and J. S. Pemberton are named as dire tors. 

March 2. School district No. 9, (Claytonville) organized by Superin- 
tendent J. A. Stanley. Jesse Chandler is chosen director and Thompson Kem- 
per clerk. 

March 19. The board of supervisors in accordance with the law passed 
February 25th, district the county into three Commissioner districts. 

March 22, School district No 8, (Hill Top) organized by Superintendent 
J. A. Stanley. On April 7th a meeting was held and Elijah Allen was chosen 
as director, J. A. Alford as treasurer and M. B Bowers as clerk. 

March 28. Election for county and township officers. 



Commissioner First District. 
W. B. Barnett 


..165 

. ..48 


Justice of Peace, Walt 
William Nelson 


ut Creek Township 


.54 




2 


J. W. Belts f 

Andrew Hunter 

Constable, Walnut 

Wm. Tidw-ell 

David Ross 

L. W. Denning- 


Creek Township. 


SI 




...1 


. 1 


John Belk 

Commissioner Second District. 


...1 

..158 


.39 

48 




...49 








7 


Commissioner Third District. 


.102 


Trustee, Locknane Township. 

I. N. Seaman 

OrvilleRoot 

S. W.Jewell 

Constable. Irving Township. 


70 




1 


County Assessor. 

E. A. Spooner 

Joseph Paschal 

Lewis C.Dunn 


..115 
...60 
...13 


..1 

7^ 


H. M. Robinson 




.61 




Thomas Strang-e . 

Loyd Ashby 

Trustee, Clayton 
J. H. Rogers 


rille Township. 




Trustee, Irving Township. 


...82 




James hong 


....1 
....1 


.31 




.. 54 
...31 

... 4 


J. H. Oliver 






Justice of Peace, Irving- Township. 

Joseph Paschal 

I. P. Winslow . 


Justice of Peace, Claytonville Township. 
S. C. Sheilds 




G. H. Chestnut 








Seth Barnum 


....1 


M.C.Willis 




5 



1860] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



25 



Constable, Claytonville Township. 

Henry Honnell 26 

W. J. Guwalt 22 

P.F. Lindley 20 

J. W. Wilbur 10 

John Hughs 3 

Oldham Nelson 2 

Trustee, Walnut Creek Township. 

Noah Hanson 31 

W. McBride 19 

E. A. Spooner 3 



John Spencer 15 

J. H. Chandler '.'.'.'.'.'.'"."..3 

Justice of Peace, Locknane Township, 

H.C.Gragg 35 

E. W Planking-ton 5 

P. M. Hedg-es ..19 

H.Sutherland ,\\ ]\g 

Constable, Locknane Township. 

John Russell 2C 

James Day '.'...33 



March 30. Henry Graves resigns as County Clerk and H. R. Button is 
appointed to rill vacancy. 

April 1. The Board of County Commissioners organized by the election 
of William B. Barnett as chairman. An examination of tlie records showed 
that warrants to the amounts of $7,713 02 had been issued up to this time and 
that appropriations for $335 more have been ordered. Making a total of 
$8,518 02. Warrants to the amount of $2,187.18 have been redeemed- The 
county haj bid in for taxes lands to the amount of $300.90. Adding to this 
the $4231.01 worth of taxes assessed for 1859 and the county indebtedness at 
this date stands at $1,828.93. It is ordered that the numbering of county 
warrants shall be commenced anew from this date. Five mills is levied on all 
lands in the county subject to taxation as a road tax. 

April 4. David Peebles is appointed County Superintendent to fill va- 
cancy caused by the resignation of James A. Stanley. PI. R. Dutton is allow- 
ed $125 for enclosing the court house square. The Clerk is ordered to post in 
five public places of the county a written statement of the receipts and ex- 
penditures of the county up to April 1, I860. 

April 11. Republican convention at Lawrence to elect delegates to the 
Chicago National Convention. Brown county is represented by Dr. H. Seburn, 
who is made a member of the committee on permanent organization. E.N. 
Morrill in his history of the county says it was difficult to find any one to go. 
Those who had money had no horses and those with horses had no money. 
Finally a collection of $4 50 was raised to pay the delegate's expenses. 

April 16. The first regular term of court in the county is held. Hon. 
Rush Elmore, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court presided. H. R Dut- 
ton was sworn as foreman and John G. Spencer, W. J. Caruthers, A. B. Ander- 
son, Caleb McGill, Nathaniel Kimberlin, Ellihu Whittenhali, L. W. Denning, 
J. A. Bixter, Jacob Weltmer, George Bissell, Wm. J. Hart, Jacob Klinefelter, 
Franklin Thomas, David Peebles and Seth Barnum were sworn as members of 
the grand jury. H. M. Robinson was sworn as bailiff to the grand jury. There 
is no record to show that they found any indictments. 

— R. P. Smith, James Belk, Soloman McCall, E. A. Spooner, I. D. Hardy, 
James Smith, M C. Willis, Hiram Wise, Henry Honnell, Samuel Spear, Miles 
Simmons, T. S. Gottsell, W. B. Barnett, Benjimin Watkins, Lloyd Ashby, 
Benjimin Winkles, Samuel Chandler, David P. McGill, Thurston Chase, Wm. 
Twidwell, W. C. Foster, Az iriah Freasgell, Wm. H. Jones and Gregory Amann 
were sworn as members of the petit jury. 

—The first case tried was Albert Heed vs. Josiah G. Duke. The plaintiff 
was given judgment for $240.M and costs. 

— H. Starr, Ira J. Lacock and X. K. Stout were sworn in as attorneys. 



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—No prosecuting attorney being present W. G. Sargent was appointed by 
the Court for Brown and Nemeha counties for the term. 

Aphil 19. Stephen Hughes, a native of Ireland, is naturalized in the 
district court. This seems to have been the first proceedings of the kind in 
the county. William Linquist, a native of Sweden, is naturalized on the 
same day. 

April 20. The case of Abadiah Shum tker by next friend Peter Shumaker 
vs. Malilan P. Neville is tried. This seems to have been the first jury case in 
the county. The jury found'for the defendant. E. A. Spooner was foreman. 

-Judge Elmore orders that all fines and forfeitures belonging to the 
county be used by the Clerk to buy chairs, seats and stationary for the use of 
the Court. 

April 21. Judge Elmore makes the following order: 

"That in all cases of arrest for alleged crimes the Sheriff be directed to 
to take bail with two sufficient sureties to be approved by said Sheriff for the 
following sums, to-wit: Grand larceny and burglary $5000; assult with intent 
to kill $1000; petit larceny $250; for violating the liquor law and assault and 
battery $160; for assuming office of public trust $500. 

Aphil 26. Judge Elmore held court in Brown county last week and dis- 
posed of a large amount of business, We learn that in his charge to the Grand 
Jury he de< lared that polygamy is practiced to as great an extent in Kansas as 
hi Utah! He seems to think that about two-thirds of the men in Kansas 
have one or more wives elsewhere.— Kansas Chief. 

May 15. School district No 10, (Pleasant Valley) is organized by Superin- 
tendent David Peebles It is found that a portion of the territory described 
belongs to Union District No. 1, Brown and Nemeha. No further record can 
be found until Aug. 27, 1864, when Superintendent Noah Hanson orders the 
first meeting to be held at the home of George Roberts on Sept. 21, 1861. At 
that meeting Wm E Vasserwas chosen director, Wm. Ledbetter clerk, and 
Phillip Rochafellow treasurer. 

May 20 School District No. 11, (Flickenger) is organized by Superin- 
tendent David Peebles. James Oldfield is elected director and Wm. McBride, 
clerk. 

June 1 The population of the county according to the government cen- 
sus is 2607. 

—The Hiawatha, Padonia and Pony Creek Sunday Schools picnic at 
Padonia. 

July 9. A new treaty it proclaimed with the Sacs and Foxes by which 
their reservation is reduced in size. 

July 10. School district No. 12, (Terrapin) is organized by Superinten- 
dent David Peebles. W. G Sargent is elected director, George J. Peebles 
clerk, and A. J. Comstock treasurer. 

August 16. The delinquent tax list for 1859 appears in the Kansas Chief. 
It fills four columns of the paper and shows that the people of the county have 
been playing in hard luck. 

September 15. A Republican county convention nominates the follow- 
ing ticket: Representative, W. W. Guthrie; County Commissioners, John 
Bertwell, Lewis C. Dunn, Wm. Vasser; County Attorney, E. W. Plankington: 
Assessor, E. A. Spooner. 



1860] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



27 



September 29. School district No. 13, (Padonia) is organized by Superin- 
tendent David Peebles. John Belk is elected director and John Schmitt 
treasurer. 

October 2. A tax two and a half mills is levied for road purposes. ' 

—A voting precinct is established at the house of William I. Hart in 
Locknane township. 

October 4. Democratic county convention at Hiawatha. 

October 16. John S. Doyle is tried in the district court on the charge of 
selling liquor without a license and is acquitted. First criminal trial in the 
county. 

— D. K. Babbitt is enrolled as an attorney in the district court. 

October 17. Cornelius Bonine is tried in the district court for murder 
and acquitted. 

October 28. School district No. 14, (South Fork) is organized by Superin- 
tendent David Peebles. The district was re-organized Oct. 21, 1862, and George 
Pierce was elected director, Wm. H. H. Sawyer clerk, and John Page treasurer. 

November 6. Annual election. 





.270 
.150 

..261 
. 161 

.249 
..261 
..285 
165 
..133 
.163 

..278 


H. C Grag-g- 


143 


John C. Doug-las 

I. S. Mag-il 

Representative. 


County Superintendent. 
G. G. Rice 




T. Kemper 


150 


Warren W. Guthrie, Republican 

Ira J. Lacock, Democrat 

County Commissioner. 


Robert Davis 

County Clerk. 
E. L. Pound 


1 


James Round 

Wm. Vasser 


J. W. Oberholtzer 

I. H. Rogers 

County Attorney. 

E. W. Planking-ton 

Wm. G. Sargant 

Coroner. 
Samuel W. Wade 


159 

1 


M. C. Willis 




W. S. McLaug-hlin 


260 


W. C. Foster 

County Assessor. 
E - A. Spooner 


154 

142 



November 14, A Territorial Relief Convention is held at Lawrence. 
Samuel A. Kingman is made a member of the Relief Committee. 

November— At a meeting of citizens of Brown county convened at Hia 
watha for the purpose of discussing the propriety and necessity of taking meas 
ures to obtainaid for those who may need assistance during the coming winter. 
W. G. Sargent was called to the chair and E. N. Morrill was chosen secretary. 

After a full discussion of the subject it was unanimously voted to choose a 
Central Committee of three to take measures to ascertain the necessities of 
the people of the county, and to obtain aid for those who are needy. A. J. 
Selleg W. H. Jones and Abram Yount were chosen. It was further voted that 
the Central Committee be requested to appoint a sub-committee of one in 
each precinct to canvass the county and ascertain who are needing assistance, 
and also the amount of land cultivated the past season and the amount of 
grain raised. 

The Central Committee appointed the following gentlemen as sub-com- 
mittee: Hamlin, E. N. Morrill; Page, Dr. Campbell; Powhattan, Rev. Mr. 
Becker; Harts, John G. Spencer; Pony Creek, W. G. Sargent; Roys, Thos J. 
Kenyan; Padonia, C. B Hedding; Robinson, E. L. Pound. 



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1861. 
January -The last train is run over the underground railway. Wm. 
H Jones of Hiawatha, known as Abolition Jones, went to Atchison after a 
load of aid for the Brown County sufferers. S. C. Pomeroy, afterwards a U.S. 
Senator, had charge of the distribution of the aid. Knowing that Mr. Jones 
had assisted in running negroes through to Nebraska he informed him that 
Col Ege, of Doniphan County, had sold a slave woman and that she was then 
in Atchison at one of the hotels. That night Pomeroy and Jones stole the 
woman and putting her in a carriage had her taken to the home of I. N. Sea- 
man in Locknane township. Mr. Seaman passed her on the next night to Mr.. 
Win Drakes, near Hiawatha, who in turn sent her to the home of Ben Wat- 
kins Jones was suspected by the Pro Slavery people and his movements were 
watched The affair created a great excitement, especially at Hiawatha, on 
account, of Jones' supposed connection with it and it was feared the Pro-slavery 
people would raid the town. A meeting was called to discuss the matter and 
the messenger who rode over the country notifying the people to come said 
that if they could prove that Jones stole the nigger they would hang him. 
That day Jones took J. K. Klinefelter into his confidence aud asked him to 
help get the woman out of the country. Klinefelter readily assented. He ran 
his wagon into a barn and letting George Selleg and J. E. Bowers (afterwards 
sheriff) into the secret the three fitted it up with a cover. As soon as it was 
dark the team was hitched up and the three men started out. At the south- 
west corner of the townsite Mr. Jones met them and whispered to them where 
the woman could be found The three drove to Ben Watkins and taking the 
woman into the wagon started across the icy prairies to Pawnee City, which 
place they reached about daylight, and turned their charge over to a Quaker 
family tP whom they had been directed. The party staid at Pawnee City 
that day and night. They reached Hiawatha after nightfall the next day and 
their part in the drama was never suspected 

Mr. Jones, after directing the party where to find the woman, went to the 
indignation meeting. The meeting organized by the election of Samuel A. 
Kingman as chairman. Witnesses were sworn and all who were supposed to 
know anything about the matter were questioned, but nothing could be discov- 
ered. Jones was called upon for a speech and responded with a red hot roast 
of the meeting and its participants. Finally E. N Morrill arose and presented 
a set of resolutions to the effect that the people of Hiawatha were law abiding 
and that they wanted the people of the border to know that they did not coun- 
tenance nigger stealing. These passed and the meeting dissolved. 

January 9. Samuel A. Kingman declines to serve on the Relief Com- 
mittee and W. W. Guthrie is appointed. 

January 15 The Kansas Relief Association has distributed 18,850 
pounds of aid to Brown county settlers. 

January 29. Kansas becomes a state. 

March 2fi. Meeting of the first state Legislature. Brown county is rep- 
resented in the Senate by H. R. Dutton, of Hiawatha and in the House by Ira 
H. Smith, of Robinson. H M. Robinson, of Hiawatha, is a door keeper in the 
Senate. 

—II. R. Dutton is appointed as State Treasurer to fill vacancy. 



1861] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 29 

April 1. B F. Killey is appointed Probate Judge to fill vacancy of E. W. 
Plan Icing ton. 

April 2. The board of county commissioners organize by electing W. B. 
Barnett as chairman 

April 4. David Peebles appointed Superintendent of Schools in place of 
James Stanley resigned. 

—Election of United States Senators. Samuel A.Kingman has eighteen 
votes. 

April 12. Fort Sumpter is fired on. Beginning of the Rebellion. 

April 25. Gov. Robinson issues an order for the organization of the state 
militia. Brown county companies will belong to the 3rd regiment and an elec- 
ion for regimental officers will be held at Holton, May 13th. 

May L. Ira H. Smith is appointed receiver of the Kickapoo land office. 

May 8. The Frontier Guards, a mounted military company at Padonia, 
hold an election for officers with the following results: Captain, Orville H. 
Root; First Lieutenant, David A. Winn; Second Lieutenant, Thomas Hart; 
Third Lieutenant, John Belk; Ensign, Peter Thrift. The members of the 
company are Orville Root, David Peebles, David A. Winn, Eli Sampson, Wm. 
Belk, J. F. Ordway, Wm H. Jones, Peter Thrift, Hosea A. R igers, John Belk, 
George G. Peebles, John C Belk, D. U. Muise, Wm. B. Sharp, Milton Dickson, 
Divid Gall, Sidney Belk, Henry Green, Daniel McCoy, John Schmitt, Thos. 
Hart, Joseph Mathews, John Sevier, T. Chew, Jis. K Belk, Adam Schmitt, 
S. W. Busy, F. Shriver, E. N. Ordway, Isaac Schmitt, Henry Sevier, Michael 
Sell mitt, S. A u trey. 

May 13. The Hiawatha Guards, Capt Ira J Lacock, go to Holton to at- 
tend the organization of the 3rd Regiment of the State Militia. Steve Quaif, 
of Robinson, organizes and drills a band of drummers and ftfers for the Company. 

May 16. The Kansas Chief says: ''There are two companies of Infantry 
and one of Cavalry being organized at Hiawatha. Everyb <dy out there is for 
the Union. The members of the Companies take an oath to support the Con- 
stitution of the United States and of the State of Kansas and to sacrifice life 
and fortune, if necessary, for the preservation of the American Union. That's 
the talk 

May — . Dr. P. G Parker issues the first number of the Brown County 
Union at Hiawatha. It ran during the summer and fall and was then destroy 
ed by fire. 

May 2 J. "A requisition has been made upon Kansas for three regiments of 
troops-one for three years and two for three months. The Hiawatha Guards, 
Captain Ira J. Lacock, have been ordered to Fort Leavenworth, to form a por- 
tion of the three months* levies. He has issued a call for volunteers and will 
be off in a few days."— Kansas Chief. 

June 4. The legislature provides for a state road from Atchison by way 
of Robinson and Hiawatha, to Padonia, thence by one branch to the Nebraska 
line, in the direction of Falls City, and by another branch from Padonia to the 
Nebraska line in the direction of Salem. Thomas Butcher, Ephraim Pound 
and Orville Root are designated as Commissioners. 

June 6. "The Brown County Guards inarched to Leavenworth last week, 
but when they arrived they were informed that no three month volunteers 
would be received. After remaining in camp several days they were supplied 
with arms and returned home. Some two or three of the number volunteered 



30 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1861 

in the three years regiment. The Guards on their homeward march had a 
great deal of sport. They hoisted the Stars and Stripes over a secession store 
at Mt. Pleasant, Atchison county, and almost frightened the proprietor out of 
his wits. One of the officers became unsubordinate and hurled stones into the 
ranks. He was ordered under arrest, but he took to his heels and was caught 
after a chase of about a mile, placed under guard, and in this way brought 
home. "—Kansas Chief. 

June 11. Election for Representative in Congress. 98 votes are cast of 
which Martin M. F. Conway had 81; John A.. Halderman 5; Henry Chiel 1; 
E. N. Morrill 1. D. K. Babbitt was appointed to carry the returns to the 
Governor. 

August 3. James and Jacob Mills place an American flag on their build- 
ing ;it Mt. Roy. The secessionists tear it down. The next day the Brown 
County Guards marched to Mt. Roy and arrested Lloyd Ashby, William and 
David Dunn, two Gwins and another man and boy. The prisoners refused to 
take the oath of allegience and were taken to Hiawatha but were released the 
next day. 

August 8. "Brown <ounty has within her borders an old soldier of Na- 
polean in the person of Mr. Meisenheimer, an old man of 73, residing at Hia- 
watha. He accompanied the memorial expedition to Moscow, and participated 
in the terrible battle of Waterloo, surviving the horrors of both; but he bears 
the scars of several wounds— one of them a bayonet thrust through the chin, 
received at Waterloo.— Kansas ChieJ. 

August 18. School district No. 15, (Stony Point) organized by Superin- 
tendent George G. Rice. James Stumbo was chosen director, Daniel D. 
Ross clerk and Milton Dickson treasurer. 

September 19. Pony Creek post-office discontinued. 

October 7. It is ordered that the sum of $2238 03 be raised for state 
purposes. 

—A levy of 1 mill for school purposes, 2£ mills for highways and 4 mills for 
county purposes is made. 

October 15. The Masonic Grand Lodge in session at Topeka grants a 
charter for Hiawatha Lodge No. 35, A. F. & A. M. Some time in 1860 Deputy 
Grand Master G. H. Fairchild, granted a dispensation for a lodge at Hiawatha 
which was continued by the Grand Lodge held that year. The returns for 1861 
show the following roster: W. B. Barnett, W. M., J. G. Kelsey, S. W., Jas. 
Round, J. W., W. W. Guthrie, Secy., S. W. Wade, H. R. Dutton, Isaac B. 
Hoover, Joseph Vaughn, B. Watkins, J. C. Scott, W. G. Sargent, J. F. Babbitt, 
H. C. Gregg, Gregory Amann, Entered Apprentice Ira J. Lacock. 

October 16. The Republican State Central Committee nominate a state 
ticket. H. R. Dutton, of Brown county is the nominee for State Treasurer. 
This was the scheme of Senator Lane who hoped to get rid of Gov. Robinson 
by forcing a new election. The scheme was a failure. 

October 17. Republican Convention at Robinson to nominate a candi- 
date for District Attorney. J. F. Babbitt, of Hiawatha, is the nominee. 

November 4. Judge Albeit II. Horton, recently appointed to All vacancy 
caused by the resignation of A. L. Lee to enter the army, opens District Court 
at Hiawatha. 



1861-62] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



31 



November 5. General Election. 



Governor, Geo. A. Crawford 

Lieutenant Governor, Joseph L. Speer. 
Secretary of State, John W. Robinson . 

Auditor, Jas. R. McClure 

Superintendent, Hiram D Preston 

Treasurer, H. R. Dutton 

Attorney General, Samuel A. Stinson.. 

District Attorney, J. F. Babbitt 

State Senator, John J Ingalls 

Wm. B. Barnett 

Representative, Thos. Murphy 

" A.W.Johnson 

" J J. Patterson 

" Jas. D. Church 

R. A. Van Winkle 

O. H. McCauley 

Hoover i 

lissioner, Noah Hanson . . . 

" J. Round 

Thos. Ellis 

Probate Judge, W. W. Guthrie 

Register of Deeds, David Peebles 

Treasurer, S. Spear 

" Geo. J. Englehart 

Clerk, EL. Pound 

Assessor, G. G. Rice ... 

W.J.Hart 

Surveyor, E H Niles 

Superintendent, G. G. Rice 

Coroner, Orville Root 

State Capital, Topeka 

" " Lawrence 

For Banking- Law 

Against Banking Law 



Sheriff, I B 
County Com 



Among the scattering votes were State Treasurer, F. O. Sawyer 1, E. A. 
Spooner 3, Amasa Owen 1, Wm. Twidwell 1; Sheriff, H M Robinson 1; Com- 
missioner, Thos. B. Cummings 1; Probate Judge, Amasa Owen 16, Eli Hesel- 
tine 1, A. K. Yount 1; Register of Deeds, Samuel W. Wade 1, Winslow Smith 
1; County Treasurer, T. B. Cummings 1; Surveyor, Amasa Owen 1; Superin- 
tendent, G. Pusendschon 1; Coroner, J. F. Babbit 1; District Attorney, Wm. 
H. Jones 1; State Senator, Geo. W. Bowman 4; Representative, M. C. Willis 3: 
John Bean 4, A. W. Robertson 4, P. Roach 4, S. B Davis 4, J. B. Reynolds 4. 

The small vote cast for state officers was due to the fact that the great 
majority of the people held that tliere was no vacancies in the state offices 
and that the election was illegal. The Supreme Court sustained this view in 
the case of Kansas ex rel Crawford vs Robinson 1 Kan., 17. 

November 8. William Vassar having gone into the U. S. Army, Thomas 
Ellis is appointed to till the vacancy in the Board of County Commissioners. 

— Enmion W. Plankington is appointed tru-tee of Locknane township to 
fill vacancy. 

1862. 

January 3. The Brown County Union office is destroyed by Are and the 
paper suspends publication. 

January 8. John A Martin is allowed $207 80 for printing delinquent 
tax lbt for the year 1860 in the "Freedom's Champion." 



32 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1862 

January 14. The state legislature convened. J. G. Kelsey, of Brown 
County is chosen Journal Clerk in the Senate. 

February 14 School district No. 16, (Old Fairview) is organized by 
Superintendent Geo. G. Rice. The following board is chosen, James W. Belts 
director, Thus. J. Sewell treasurer, G. S. Boyce clerk. 

March 3. Brown and Nemeha are placed in the Fifth Senatorial district 
aid allowed one Senator. 

—The townships of Irving and Claytonville are made the Eleventh Rep- 
resentative district. 

— The townships of Walnut Creek and Locknane are made the Twelfth 
Representative district. 

March 24. Township election: Trustee Locknane township, E. W. 
Plankington 22, H.C. Gragg 11; Justice of Peace, Locknane, P. M. Hodges 33, 
Chas. McRuy 9, E. W. Plankington 8; Constables, Locknane, John Russell 31, 
J. W. Duvall 16, W. H. Piatt 17; Trustee, Irving township, J. W. Oberholtzer 
34, Thomas Ellis 9, Wm. R. Smith 1; Constable, Irving township, H. M. Rob- 
son 44, Daniel McCoy 40; Trustee, Walnut Creek township, Noah Flanson 24: 
Constable, Walnut Creek township, L. D. Brown 22. Enoch Willett 22, David 
Snively 1; Trustee. Claytonville, Ephriam Pound 14, E M. Hubbard 14, Henry 
Chiel 1: Justice of Peace, Claytonville, R. L. D. Bartlow 28: Constable, Clay- 
tonville township, B. A Williams 27, Hiram Horton 28, J. F. Shields 1. The 
above is the vote for Robinson precinct. The Commissioners rejected the vote 
of Pages precinct because there was no oatli or affirmation subscribed to it. 
The tie for trustee was decided by the Commissioners by lot the choice falling 
upon Ephriam Pound. 

April 12. Methodist Conference at Hamlin. E N. Knapp and John 
Bel k are elected Stewards. There are 19 members in full communion and 58 
on probation. 

May 20. Joint school district No. 1, B. and A, is organized by Superin- 
tendent Geo. G. Rice. The first officers are Jonathan Hunt director, M. C. 
Willis clerk, R. Baldwin treasurer. This district was dissolved June 20, 1874. 

June 12. Englehart & Fairchild, of Hiawatha, ship 3000 bushels of wheat 
to St. Louis from White Cloud 

June 28. The Kickapoos make a treaty giving up a large portion of their 
Brown county lands. The Atchison & Pike's Peak Railroad Company bought 
123,832 acres, most of which was in Brown county, at $1 25 per acre. The lands 
were advertised for sale in 1866. 

August 21. W. H. Jones, of Hiawatha, is recruiting for the contraband 
regiment and requests us to announce that he is paying two dollars per head 
for buck niggers— that is, for every negro man brought over from Missouri, he 
will pay two dollars to the person bringing him across.— Kansas Chief. 

September 6. Republican Judicial Convention at Hiawatha. Ira J. La- 
cock and W. W. Guthrie are the Brown county delegates. A. H. Horton is re- 
nominated by acclamation. E. L. Pound is selected as the Brown county 
member of the Central Committee. 

September 17. Republican State Convention at Topeka. Warren W. 
Guthrie of Brown county nominated for Attorney General. 

October 11. Gov. Chas. Robinson issues a pardon for B. L. Rider of 
Brown county, charged with having committed an assault upon A. R. Clarke. 
This is the first time the pardoning power was used in this county. 



1S&2 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



33 



An interesting' story is connected with this pardon. One morning- all of the leading- citizens 
of Hiawatha arose from their beds to find anonymous letters beneath their doors. Each of 
these letters recited that State Treasurer H. R. Dutton, who was a resident of Hiawatha had 
been unduly intimate with the wives of the citizens. At least thirty of these letters were re- 
ceived and before night the husbands g-ot together and went to comparing- notes. It was finally 
determined that a certain man who was known as the implacable eneni3- of Treasurer Dutton 
had written all of them, and, without further ado, Mr. Rider, who was among- those whose 
wives had been accused, took a shotg-un and went gunning- for the suspected man. Coming up- 
on him on the main street, Mr. Rider poured a load of shot into him which inflicted some greiv- 
ous wounds, but did not cause death. A few days later Judge Kingman proceeded to the state 
capital, laid the case before Governor Robinson, and procured the pardon which was held 
against the time when Mr. Rider should be arraig-ned in court. Judge Hortou says that he was 
puzzled for a day or two to know what to do about the matter. It did not appear to him that a 
man could be pardoned for a crime of which he had not been convicted, but he finally concluded 
that it was according to Hoyle, and so discharg-ed the prisoner.— Kanms City Journal, July i3,'97. 

October 13. Judge Horton of the District Court announces that he will 
not try any cases where one of the parties or a material witness has enlisted 
in the army. 

— Lewis Roberts is tried in the district court for "Misprisou of Treason" 
and acquitted. 

October 14. First mortage foreclosure sale in the county confirmed by 
the court. 

November 4. General election. 





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M.J Parrott, Union 




Governor, Thos. Carnev. Republican 

W. R. Waystaff, Union . 


23 


75 


30 


229 


Lieutenant Governor, T. A. Osborn, Republican , 

J. J. Insralls, Union 


23 


75 


30 


227 
?4 


Secretary of State, W. W. Lawrence Republican 

" " Humphrey, Union 

Auditor, Asa Hairgrove. Republican 

N. S. Gross, Union 


23 
23 


75 

75 

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230 
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E. D. Brown, Union 


22 


Chief Justice, John H. Watson, Republican 

Willard P. Gamble, Union 

• " Win. P. Gamble 


23 


71 
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104 
52 
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Associate Justice, L. D. Bailey. Republican 


23 


75 


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71 


Attorney General. W W. Guthrie, Republican 

" " Louis Carpenter, Union 

District Judg-e, Albert H. Horton, Republican 

State Senator, Byron Sherry, Republican 


23 

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74 

74 

75 


37 

38 

37 


228 

28 
250 
256 

93 


Fred J Weil 








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Clerk District Court, J. G. Kelsey 


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Probate Judge, G. G. Rice 

B. F. Killey 

Superintendent Schools, G. G. Rice .... 


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34 
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240 



November 22. School district No. 17, (Fairview) is organized by Super- 
intendent Geo. G Rice. The first board are Henry Monroe director, J. S. 
Tyler treasurer and Micheal McGinty clerk. 



34 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1863 



1863. 

January 5. The County Clerk is ordered to secure from the land office 
plats of Brown county showing the land that is entered and not entered, date 
of entry, name of person entering the same, etc. 

January 20. School district No. 18, (Mt. Roy) is organized by Superin- 
tendent Geo. G. Rice. The first board are, Lewis C. Dunn director, Thos. J, 
Kenyon clerk, Wm. H. Dunn treasurer. 

January 21. County Superintendent reports $287.48 in the school fund 
and is ordered to apportionate it among the schools according to the number 
of scholars. 

February 16. M. C. Willis, George Storch and J. F. Bliss are appointed 
by the legislature to locate a state road from Lawrence to Hiawatha, via 
Grasshopper Falls, Muscotah, Oskaloosa and Kennekuk. 

February 28. School district No. 19, (Marak) is organized by Superin- 
tendent Geo. G. Rice. The first board were, R. D. Bartlow director, Thos. N. 
Price clerk, John Bunck treasurer. 

—Joint school district No. 2, B. & N., organized by Superintendent Geo 
G. Rice. The first officers are, Joseph Haigh director, L. R. Wheele clerk, L. 
S. Couner treasurer 

March 2 Joint school district No. 3, B. &.N., organized by Superintend- 
ent Geo. G. Rice. 

March 18. E. N. Morrill is appointed Commissary. 

March 23. Township election. 



CLAYTONVILLE TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. Pag-e. Robinson. 

Ephriam Pound 1 34 

Geo. Pierce 15 3 

Justice of Peace. 

Geo. Rush 21 

S. C. Shields 14 17 

M.Sawyer 7 10 

R. D. Bartlow 9 3 

Constable. 

Marion Wyatt 5 6 

O.Jones 11 

C L Carroll 12 37 

T. W. Price 6 


WALNUT CREEK 
Trustee. 


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Wra. Hunter 

Justice of Peace. 
E. A. Spooner 








Jno. Carter 

Constable. 
I/. D.Brown 








J. S. Oldfield 








No returns received from 


Pony 


Creek. 




IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. Hiawatha Padonia. 
Thos. Ellis 33 8 


LOCKNANE TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. 
C. C Grubb 




75 


W.J. Hart 










Justice of Peace. 

A. K.Yount 24 8. ... 

I. P. Winslow 14 8 


W. M. Cassady 

Justice of Peace. 
H.Sutherland 








. 4 




E. W Plankington 








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Constable 
H.M.Robinson 20 8 


G. B.Lyon 

Constable. 








.17 


O. McCoy 4 8 

A.Morris 12 


Urius Billman 

J. Russell 








20 
19 


No returns from Mt. Roy Precinct. 


J. Randal 








12 



March 24. School district No 20, (Prairie College) is organized by Super- 
intendent Geo. G. Rice. The first board are, Thomas Carney director, Chas. 
E. Fox clerk and Wm. B. Geer treasurer. 

March 26. Treaty locating the Iowas on the Great Nemeha Agency is 
proclaimed. 



1863] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



35 



April 20. School district No, 21, (Diamond) is formed by Superintendent 
Geo. G. Rice. The first board are, Daniel Marker director, Stephen Hughes 
clerk and John Quigley treasurer. 

May 28. Treaty proclaimed with the Kickapoos by which their reserva- 
tion is reduced to present limits. The Atchison & Pike's Peak R. R. is given 
an option on the remaining land at $1.25 per acre. 

July 18 School district No. 22, (Plum Creek) is organized by Superin- 
tendent Geo. G. Rice. The first board are, W. S. Flart director, C. W. Magill 
treasurer, J. G. Spencer clerk. 

July 21. Edward Wolcott, U. S. Surveyor, commences the survey of the 
Kickapoo Indian Reservation. The survey is completed August 14th. 

July 27. A petition is presented to the board of county commissioners 
asking that the Game Law may be rendered inoperative in the county as re- 
gards the killing of prairie chickens. The petition is granted and the neces- 
sary order is made by the board. 

July — . Lieut Dudley Sawyer mustering officer for the 14th Kansas 
opens headquarters at Hiawatha. Twenty-five dollars bounty is offered. 

August 18. The tax levy for the year is fixed at 7 mills for county pur- 
poses and 5 mills for road purposes. 

September 14. School district No 23, .(Adams) is organized by Superin- 
tendent Geo. G. Rice. The first board are, Robert Settle director, Hugh 
Sutherland clerk, John W. RuSoell treasurer. 

September 28. The Union Convention meets at Hiawatha and nomi- 
nates the following county ticket: Sheriff, H. M. Robinson; Treasurer, E. L. 
Pound; Clerk. E A. Spooner; Assessor, D K. Babbitt; Register of Deeds, J. 
W. Oberholtzer; Coroner, W. H. Jones; Commissioners, M. C. Willis, Isaiah P. 
Winslow, J. Travis; Representative 11th District, Ira J. Lacock; Representa- 
tive 12th District, Geo. E Irwin. 

October 8. D. W. Wilder appointed Surveyor General for Kansas and 
Nebraska. 1 °1 .^ 1 ^ -*" 

November 3. General election. 



Chief Justice, Robert Crosjer 303 

Dist. Attorney 2nd Dist., iwan J. Jenkins. .303 

Representative 11th Dist., Tra J. Lacock 115 

" " Lewis C. Dunn . . 62 

Wild 1 

Representative 12th Dist , Geo E. Irwin 73 

M.L. Sawin 45 

Sheriff, H. M Robinson 267 

" Chas. Fox 7 

" S. A. King-man 1 

Count}' Treasurer, E L. Pound 299 

E.Chase 1 



County Cle'k, E. A. Spooner 298 

Register of Deeds. J W. Oberholtzer 301 

Count}' Assessor, D. K. Babbitt 268 

Sawver 3 

Countv Surveyor, Elbridge Chase 302 

Coroner, Wm H. Jones 265 

R. H. Bollinger 2 

Countv Commissioner, M. C. Willis 218 

I P. Winslow 278 

" " Isaac Travis 300 

R. H. Bollinger 78 

Thos. Ellis 1 



November 26. School district No. 25, (Prairie Springs) is organized by 
Superintendent Geo. G. Rice. The first board are, Giles Chapman director, 
John A. Dowell clerk and Reuben McCartney treasurer. 

December 25. S> hool district No. 26, (Robinson) is organized by Super- 
intendent Geo. G. Rice. The first board are, Henry Schmidt director, P. S. 
Kelley clerk, Geo. Ruth treasurer. 

December 31. Attorney General W. W, Guthrie makes a report to the 
Governor, a precedent which has always been followed. 



36 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1864 



1864. 

January 5. I. P. Winslow is appointed county commissioner to fill the 
vacancy caused by the death of J. L. Round. 

—The ( ommissioners appropriate $3,000 to build a county jail. This order 
is revoked October 3, 1865, and a proposition "for or against building a jail" is 
submitted to a vote. 

January 30. The Annual Register gives a list of Baptist ministers in 
Kansas Alonzo Curtis is credited to Hiawatha. 

February 29. The Legislature provides for a state road from the Mis- 
souri river opposite the town of Amazon, via Columbus City and Highland to 
Hiawatha. Charles Fox of Brown county is named as one of the commissioners 

—Also from Atchison by way of Robinson and Hiawatha to Padonia, then 
by branches to Falls City and Salem. Thomas Butcher, C. L. Carroll and 
W. H. Jones are commissioners. 

—Also from White Cloud to Hiawatha. Thomas Ellis, M. B. Bowers and 
John H. Utt are commissioners 

—Also from Hiawatha, via Hamlin to Sabetha. E. H. Niles, A. Curtis and 
Andy Brewer are commissioners. 

March 10. A railroad meeting is held at Hiawatha. Thos. Ellis is presi- 
dent and J. G. Kelsey secretary. Ira J. Lacock, W. B Barnett and E. L. 
Pound were appointed as a committee on correspondence, and instructed to 
correspond with citizens of Doniphan, Nemeha, Marshall and Washington in 
relation to holding a general convention of northern tier counties. They were 
also instructed to prepare a petition requesting our Senators and Representa- 
tives in Congress to use their influence for the abrogation of the Kickapoo 
Treaty. 

March 23. Tylers post-office established with John S. Tyler as post- 
master. 

— Ununda post-office established with Giles Chapman as post-master. 

March 28. Township election results as follows: 

Irving township, Thomas Ellis, trustee; B. V. Ransom, justice of the 
peace. Claytonville township, N. P. Rawlings, trustee: J. W. Foster, justice 
of the peace: S. B. Baker and H Sawyer, constables. Locknane township, 
C. C Grubb, trustee; Milton Russell, justice of the peace; E. Hollinsworth 
and I. W. Stanley, constables Walnut Creek township, Noah Hanson, trustee; 
John Carter, justice of the peace; Morgan Willitt and J. J. Weltmer, constables- 

April 5. Casson M. Gross is granted a divorce from Nam y P. Gross on 
the ground of abandonment. First divorce ever granted in the county. 

April 8. The county commissioners after consulting with the District 
Attorney, decide they have no authority to build a jail until the question has 
been submitted to the vote of the people. 

June 11. A meeting is held in the court house for the purpose of organ- 
izing a county agricultural society. Ira J. Lacock was elected chairman and 
Wm. Hunter secretary. Wm Hunter, W. H. Jones and J. G. Kelsey were 
appointed a committee to draw constitution and by-laws At a subsequent 
meeting held June 25th, the organization was perfected by the election of J. 
F. Babbitt as president, Lewis C. Dunn, vice-president for Irving; N. P. Raw- 
lings, vice-president for Claytonville: Wm. Hunter, vice president for Walnut 
Creek; Daniel H. Sutherland, vice-president for Locknane; Thos. Ellis, treas- 



1864] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 37 

urer, E. L. Pound secretary, and an executive committee of one from each vot- 
ing precinct as follows: Pages, M. C. Willis; Robinson, C. L. Carroll; Mt. 
Roy, M. B. Bowers; Hiawatha, Jacob Englehart; Pony Creek, Moigan Willett; 
Walnut Creek, George J. Winkles; Padonia, Jno. Belk; Locknane, J. S. Tyler. 
After the creation of Grasshopper precinct in July, Isaiah Travis was added to 
this committee. The constitution provided that any person paying a dollar 
into the treasury might become a member and ninety-two names were enrolled 
as members for the year 1864. 

June 27. Grasshopper Precinct created and the voting place located at 
the school house near J. S. Tyler's. 

July 23. There are at this time residing in Brown county, a man whose 
grand-father was the original proprietor of Harpers Ferry, and another whose 
father buiit the famous Gauley Bridge. They ought to go back and "gobble 
up" the property, as being the only loyal heirs.— Kansas Chief. 

August 16. The tax levy for the year is fixed at 6 mills for county pur- 
poses and 3 mills for road purposes. 

August 20. H. P. Stebbins starts the Union Sentinel at Hiawatha. It 
supports Lincoln and Johnson and is anti Lane. Subscription price $2 00 per 
year. 

September 13. The Republican Union State Convention at Topeka nom- 
inates Samuel A. Kingman, of Brown county, for Associate Justice. E. L. 
Pound is the delegate from Brown county. 

September 22 Teacher's Institute at Carson school house lasting three 
days. N. Hanson, president, Rev. G. L. Williams, vice-pre*ident, M. L. Sawin, 
A. M. Aldrich, Levi Morrill, secretaries. It was decided to form a permanent 
association which should meet four times a year. Officers are elected as fol- 
lows: N. Hanson, Pres., J. W. Oberholtzer, V. Pres., G. L. Williams and Ira 
J. Lacock, Asst. V. Pres., E. L, Pound, Secy., A. P. Browning, Asst. Secy., E. 
A. Spooner, Treas., Mrs. A. K. Yount, Auditor. 

October 8. Convention for the 11 th Representative District held at 
Hiawatha. B. V Ransom of Roys Creek is nominated. 

—Convention for the 12th Representative District held at Hamlin Mills. 
David Sutherland, of Locknane township is uominated. 

—The militia of the state is ordered into service. The Brown county bat- 
talion is ordered to rendezvous at Atchison. 

October 10. Union Republican Judicial Convention at Hiawatha. The 
Convention is called to order by C. G. Foster and J. M. Crowell is elected 
Chairman and John Bayless Secretary. B. F. Killey of Brown county, A. G. 
Otis of Atchison county, T. S. Wright of Nemeha county and X. K. Stout of 
Doniphan county are appointed a committee on credentials. They report 14 
delegates entitled to seats in the convention. A formal ballot for Judge re- 
sulted, A. H. Horton 8, A. Perry 4, J. F. Babbitt 2. The nomination of Hor- 
ton is made unanimous and he is escorted before the ( onvention by a committee 
consisting of Messrs. Killey, Otis and Tyler. Ira J. Lacock is made the 
Brown county member of the Central Committee. 

October 13 & 14. The first County Fair is held at the Court House un- 
der the auspices of the following officers and assistants. J. F. Babbit, pres- 
ident; Lewis P. Dunn, N. P. Rawlings, William Hunter, Daniel H. Suther- 
land, vice-presidents; E. L. Pound, secretary: Thomas Ellis, treasurer; H. M. 
Robinson, superintendent; Jacob Englehart, Supt. of horse department; W. 






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[1864 



B Dickinson, Supt. of cattle department; S. W. Swazey, Supt. of sheep de- 
partment; A. K. Yount, Supt. of swine department; Thomas Ellis, Sunt, of 
poultry department; Gregory Amann, Supt. of hortic ultural department; J. G. 
Kelsey Supt. of fruit department; I. B. Hoover, Supt. of manufacturers de- 
partment; Mrs. B. F Killey, Supt. of domestic arts; Mrs. E. A. Pound, Supt. 
of pantry stores; Mrs. W. B. Barnett, Supt. of fine arts. On the second day of 
the fair an address was delivered by Judge Albert H. Horton. The old officers 
were re-elected with the exception of Morgan Willett, who was succeeded by 
Andrew Dixon as executive committeeman from Pony Creek. 

October 14. Tne Brown County Battallion takes the field to help repel 
the Price raid and are on duty fifteen days. The following is the roster of the 
three Companies as shown by the ret ords in the Adjutant General's office. 

COMPANY A BROWN COUNTY BATTALLION. 



James A Pope, Captain. 

John Walters, First Lieutenant. 

Jacob Spahr, Jr., Second Lieutenant 

E. L. Pound. First Seargeant. 

C. M. G. Dusendschon, Second Sergeant. 

I. B. Hoover, Third Sergeant. 



A. K. Yount, Fourth Sergeant. 

B. F. McCoy, Fifth Serg-eant. 
Reubin McCartney, First Corporal. 
John B. Butterfield. Second Corporal. 
D. K. Snively, Third Corporal. 
Gregory Amann, Fourth Corporal. 



Babbington, Thomas 
t Barnett, Wm B. 
Barnum, W. P. 

* Baum, Jacob 
Cornelison, E. R. 

* Crowl, A. J. 
Chase, M. M. 
Doolittle, Edgar 
Dean, Wm. E. 
Drummond, Thos. J. 
Englehart. George 
Parker, Geo. W. 
Richards, Williams 
Remy, W. L. 
Robinson, Alphonso 



PRIVATES. 

Englehart, George J. 
+ Ellis, Orlando S. 

Fairchild, R. S. 

Gray, John 

Gray, William 

Gaul, David 

Hoffman, John 

Hart, Thomas 
t Hard, God find 
I Killy, B. F. 
§ Lacock, Ira J. 

Scouten, Jacob 

Sprague, Beuijamin A. 

Short. Peter 

Schmidt, Henry 



§§Massey, T M. 

Mosser, John 

Maglott, John 

McCoy, John F. 

Meisenheimer, Jacob 

Meisenheimer. Daniel 

McCowan. Allen 

Norton, H. H. 

Ott. Kasper 

Ordway, Wilber 

Thrift, Peter 

Williams, Geo. I, 

Zimmerman, Rudolph 
Wells, Edward, colored 
McKinney, James, colored 



COMPANY B BROWN COUNTY BATTALLION. 



Spear, Isaac N. Captain. 
Morrill, Levi, First Lieutenant 
Belk, Wm , Second Lieutenant. 
Livermore. Frank A.. Orderly Sergeant. 
Gradwell. John G., First Sergeant. 
Rochell, John A , Second Sergeant. 



OFFICERS. 

Hunter, Stephen, Third Sergeant. 
Parker, Chas. E.. Fourth Sergeant. 
Weltmer, Jacob J., First Corporal. 

Shelton, David, Second Corporal. 

Winkles, Geo. G., Third Corporal 
Comstock, Adison J., Fourth Corporal. 



Anderson, John N. 
Aldrich, Aslon M. 
Bennett, George 
Browning, Alonso P. 
Chase, Abridge 
Crews, Thomas 
Dennis, Samuel 
Dixon, Milton 
Dunn, Charles 
Guthrie, Warren W. 
Goff, James R. 



PRIVATES. 
Hatfield, Shedrick 
Irwine, George E. 
Joss, Theophilous 
Kesler, Ambrose 
Kendall, Abraham IV 
Kasserman, John 
Larn, James K. 
Large. Abraham 
Majors Ed. M. 
Myers, Ransom 
Myers, Samuel 



Newton, Elias 
Nifeler, Samuel 
Ozam Owen 
Sevier, Thomas 
Thomson, Jacob D. 
Vincent, William 
Willett, Morgan 
W T illett, Enoch G. 

•Barnes, Wesley P. 

ENiles, Edward 

k Relbsohman, Charles 



COMPANY C BROWN COUNTY BATTALLION. 

OFFICERS. 



Swayze, Samuel W., Captain. 
Slagler, Lawson H. First Lieutenant 
Gun, William H., Second Lieutenant. 
Thomas Cassey, First Sergeant 
Mathew Stewart, Second Sergeant. 
Martindale, Isaac P. Third Sergeant. 



Jacques, A. C. Fourth Sergeant. 
Cole. Abe. Fifth Sergeant. 
Pitman, Elias L. First Corporal. 
Kellev, Phillip S Second Corporal. 
Trapp, C. F. Third Corporal. 
Perin, John Fourth Corporal. 



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. 



Anderson, Ola 
Anderson, Daniel 
Allensen, Hans 
Anderson, Daniel 
Amniond. Able 
Baxter, James 
Brunson, Ole G. 
Baum. George 
Barton, C. H. 
Box. Charlie E. 
Bowen, Beverly 
Cowley, Allen 
Chipman, Theodore 
Cupp, Henry 
Churchill, George 
Coombs, John 
Coburn, H. N. 
Compton, A. W. 
Dickinson, Wm. B. 
Dickinson, M. B. 
Erickson, M. B. 



„tR. H. Bolinger 

NAMES OF 
John Richards 
Samuel Crozier 
John Hughes 
August Fridell 

Torson, George 



PRIVATES. 
Freeland, James P. 
Feham, Patrick 
Fanning, Robert 
Harrison, Daniel 
Harper, I. P. 
Harper, Benjamin 
Hugh, Stephenson 
Holcomb, Y. 
Howd. L. B. 
Jellesson, J. W. 
ttKnudson, Merick 
Kneal, James 
Killey, T. D. 
Kilso, O. M 
Mallows, Samuel 
Marcum, J. M. 
McOwen, Robert 
Maxwell, Joseph 
Nigus, Alex 
Proctor, Wash. J. 
Promt, William 



Proctor, William 
Bush, J. M. 
Nelson. Nils 
ttRidge, Beney 
Ridge. Myers 
Rufe, Samuel P. 
Ruse, Thomas 
Richards, Samuel 
Stiles, George M. 
Smith, A. P. 
Stephenn, David 
Simmonds, Miles 
Thomas, Frank 
Terril, S. C. 
VanLieu, Dennis 
Niebling, Charles 
Wilson, J. S. 
Wade, A. H. 
Wilkinson, Simon 



TEAMSTER LIST. 
»tR. G. Maxwell. *tJessie Chandler. *tMarion Wade. 

THOSE OVER AGE NOT BELONGING TO COMPANY. 
W. Carruthe Daniel Hoitt 

Paul Ford Conrad Englehart 

Georgo Teitcher Stillwell Truax 

Robert Fridelt Armstrong, Joseph 

MEN OF AGE AND MUSTERED. 

Truax, WilHam Wade, S. 



t Ordered on detached service on Brigadier General Sherry's Staff, October 15th. 

§ Ordered on detached service in Quartermaster's department, October 21st. 

§§ Deserted at Atchison October 21st. 

» Deserted at Wyandotte October 24th. 

+ Received certificate of disability. 

it Volunteered for campaign against Price. 

** Left the state. 

Tt Absent from the state — not mustered. 

*t Detached as teamster to drive his own team. 

October 15.— County Convention at Hiawatha nominates the following 
ticket: Clerk District Court, J. G. Kelsey; Probate Judge, E. A. Spooner; 
Comity Attorney, B. F. Killey; County Superintendent, N. Hanson. 

October 17 —Senatorial Convention at Capioma Joseph F. Babbitt re- 
ceived six votes and is declared the nominee. 

October 21. — On Sunday evening last an organization of Home Guards was 
begun, and on Monday evening at the adjourned meeting about seventy names 
were reported, including the colored men and a few boys who wished to be en- 
rolled and Lieutenant Perkins has been chosen Captain, and by his orders all 
the serviceable guns, horses and saddles known to be attainable, were reported. 
Nearly enough arms and equipments are at hand to fit out every man, horse 
included. The organization is now quite complete, extending for miles around, 
aLd precautions are taken to prevent a surprise; and in case of an attack, a con- 
certed and vigorous defense can be made. — Union Sentinel. 

November 8.— General election. 



Presidental Electors. 

M. J. Parrott, Republican Union 167 

R. McGrathy, Republican 362 

W F Cloud, Republican 362 

Thomas Moonlight, Republican 195 

Nelson Cobb, Democrat 3 

Thomas Bridgers, Democrat 3 

A. G. Egv, Democrat • 3 



Member of Congress. 

Sydney Clark, Republican 146 

Albert Lee, Republican Union 219 

Governor. 

S. O Thatcher, Republican Union 156 

S. J. Crawford, Republican 207 



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[1864-65 



Lieutenant Governor 

John J. Ingalls, Republican Union 147 

James McGrew, Republican 214 

Secretary of State. 

Wm. R. Saunders, Republican Union 152 

R. A. Barker, Republican 210 

Auditor. 

Asa Hairgrove, Republican Union 152 

John R. Swallow, Republican 211 

Treasurer. 

Wm. S. Riggs, Republican 249 

James R. McClure, Republican Union 114 

Superintendent. 

Isaac P. Goodnow, Republican 281 

I. S Brown 80 

Associate Justice. 

Samuel A. King-man, Republican Union 169 

Jacob Stafford, Republican 164 

Attorney General. 

H Griswold, Republican Union 165 

I. D. Brumbaugh, Republican 122 

Sim Wilkerson 1 

Judge Second District. 
AlbertH. Horton 297 



State Senator. 

SamuelSpeer 221 

James A. Pope 131 

J. S. Babbitt 2 

Representative 11th District. 

N.P.Rawlins 118 

R. B Ransom 93 

R. P. Rawlins 1 

Representative 12th District. 

Daniel Sutherland 87 

J S. Tyler 64 

Clerk District Court. 

JoelG.Kelsey 237 

G . Englehart 1 

Probate Judge. 

E A. Spooner 313 

County Attorney. 

B.F. Killey 292 

County Superintendent. 

Noah Hanson 310 

For sale of school lands 208 

Against sale of school lands 65 

For amendment Section 3. Art. 5 344 

Against 1 

For amendment Sec. 12, Art. 2 236 

Against -.-. 53 



Secretarv of State Lawrence certified that the votes of those in the service were cast as fol- 
lows:— Probate Judge, E A Spooner 41; District Clerk, J. G. Kelsey 5; County Atty , B. F. 
Killey 5; County Superintendent, N. Hanson 7; Surveyor, I. H. Smith 2 

The vote for Parrott represented the Anti Lane strength in the Republican party. 

The Democrat enjoyed a visit this week from Armstrong Martin, of Powhattan township 
Mr. Martin probably holds the record of being a Democrat in Brown county more years than 
any otlier man He came here a Democrat in 1858 and he has always held to the faith through 
evil as well as good report. In 1864 the Republicans gave it out cold that the vote in this county 
must be unanimous for Lincoln and that no McClellan men would be allowed to vote There 
were a number of Democrats in the county, but the feeling was so strong that they were either 
kept away from the polls or coerced into voting the Republican ticket and Mr Martin was 
warned by his friends not to attempt to vote. '1 he polling place in Locknane was at the resi- 
dence of J.S Tyler and the room was full of people when Mr. Martin arrived. There were 
no printed Democratic tickets and Mr Martin began to write one. While he was writing there 
was an uproar in the room and the opinion was freely expressed that he ought to be hung. 
That he was a rebel, a copperhead, a traitor and all the other choice epithets that the stay at 
home patriots were so glib in using were hurled at him. Henry Monroe, now an honered citi- 
zen of Fairview, was one of the election judges and when Mr. Martin had finished writing his 
ticket he said to him, "I would like to know whether this is a free country or not and whether a 
man can vote as he pleases or whether he must vote according to orders?" Mr. Monroe re- 
plied, "You can vote as you please." Then said Mr. Martin, "I want to vote for Geo B Mc- 
Clellan" and he passed in his ticket. Robert Rhea then spoke up and. said, "'So do I and I wish 
you would write me a ticket." This Mr. Armstrong did and so two votes were recorded for 
McClellan in Locknane precinct. At the Claytouville precinct Thomas Armstrong also wrote 
and voted a McClellan ticket making three votes in the county.— Kansas Democrat June n, 1891. 

November 30.— The Commissioned officers of the several Militia compan- 
ies of Brown County meet at Hiawatha and elect Captain James Pope as 
Major of the battallion. 

1865. 

February 11.— The road from Lawrence to Hiawatha as shown by certi- 
fied plat in Secretary of States office is declared a state road. 

February 15 —Robert White, E. R. Cornelison and George Rush are ap- 
pointed by the legislature to locate a state road fiom Atchison via Robinson, 
Hiawatha and Padonia to the state line. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



41 



— W. B. Slosson, Wm. Collins and Mr. Gordon appointed commissioners to 
locate a road from Albany to Hiawatha. 

February 20.— A draft is made te fill the demand for troops from Kansas 
and the following citizens of Brown county are drafted. The first column con- 
tains the names of the drafted men proper. The second column is the 100 per 
cent, list and in case any from the first column are exempted the deficiency is 
to be filled from the second, beginning at the head of the column. 

Ninth District.— Irving and Claytonville townships. 



Owen Jones 
Nathan Messick 
Michael Baum 
Daniel Meisenheimer 
John Gray 
O. C. Halverson 
Jacob A. Root 
James Jellison 
William Dunn 
Thomas Hart 
John Brown 
Stephen Hughes 
R.S.Fairchild 
Simeon Wilkinson 
Wm. B. Dickinson 
James Watson 
Jasper Tucker 
Samuel O. Mills 
E. S. Scott 
R D. Bartlow 
Francis M Wyatt 
George J. Englehart 
Frank Cooper 
J. A. Warhurst 



Henry Coe 
Wm. J. Kaulback 
George Baum 
Benjamin Armstrong 
Jackson Richardson 
Patrick Frehon 
Wm. B. Proctor 
C. M. Hays 
Enoch Ford 
David Yount 
James P. Freeland 
George Williams 
Jacob Bowron 
H. C. Hayward 
M. B. Bowers 
Barrett Addison 
Thomas C. Beard 
Marion Wade 
John Bunck 
Henry Smith 
O. C. Erickson 
Jsaiah P. Winslow 
Jacob Scouton 
E L. Pound 



Tenth Sub-District.— Walnut and Locknane. 



Edward H. Emery 
Edward Hughes 
Solomon L. Berry 
Uriah Billman 
Elias Hollandworth 
George Bewas 
L. A. Brown 
Samuel Niener 
Emil Jonach 
Isaiah Travis 
William J. Hart 
James Winkles 
Michael McGiuty 
A. J. Comstock 
Roger OWlera 
Nicholas Vesser 
Charles Smith 
Fred Miller 



Francis M. Griffith 
Francis M. Sutton 
John Beans 
Willis M. Hooper 
Armstrong Martin 
James Collie 
Wm. Rose 
Thomas Handly 
C. E. Parker 
William Morris 
Daniel Rising 
Jonathan A. Scott 
Paris McGregor 
Jacob J. Weltmer 
Roger O'Morrow 
Samuel C. Dennis 
Ranson Meyers 



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[1865 



March 10.— Discontinued. The Claytonville postofflce. Who knows why? 
— Union Sentinel. 

March 11.— A meeting is held at Hiawatha to consider what steps should 
be taken to promote the welfare of soldier's families. Ira J. Lacock was chosen 
chairman and G. H. Adams, secretary. The following committee was ap- 
pointed to look after the welfare of soldier's families needing assistances 
Locknane, South District, Hugh Sutherland, North District, John S. Tyler; 
Walnut Creek, Walnut Precinct, Rev. A. Curtis; Pony Creek Precinct, Morgan 
Willett; Irving Township' Hiawatha, W. H. Jones; Padonia, Thomas Hart; 
Roys Creek, J. Q A. Troy; Claytonville, Robinson Preci tct, S. W. Swayze; 
Page's Precinct, John Page. W. H. Jones was made chairman of the com- 
mittee. 

March 22.— John Roe, of Locknane township, commits suicide by hanging. 

March 27.— Judge Kingman moves to Atchison. 

March 27.— Township Election. Resulted as follows: 

Irving township: Trustee, Thomas Ellis: J. G. Kelsty, I. P. Winslow, 
James N. Mills, Justices; D. K. Babbitt, David Gall, Contables. 

Walnut Creek Township: Trustee, Noah Hanson; Chas. E. Parker and 
John Carter, Justices; A. M. Kendall and Morgan Willitt, Constables. 

Claytonville Township: N. P. Rawlins, trustee; Henry W. Honnell and 
N. P. Rawlins, Justices; Theo Schecher and J. O. Quigley, constables. 

Lochnane Township: C. C. Grubb, Trustee; E. W. Plankiugton, J. K. 
Bunn, Justices; A. Campbell and Robt. Rhea, Constables 

April 4.— Alonzo Curtis, William C. Foster and Joseph Kirk are appointed 
to appraise school lands in Walnut Creek township. 

April 4.— The Brown County Windmill Co. incorporated at Hiawatha. 
Capital stock $8,000 divided into $2,£-00 shares. The incorporation are Geo. J. 
Englehart, W. B. Barnett, Gregory Amann, Ira J. Lacock, J. F. Babbitt, J. K. 
Lum, B. F. Killey, Joseph Vaughn, Elihu S. Barnum, John Walters and Seth 
Barnum. 

April 11. Lee surrenders and the war is over. The following citizens 
of Brown County enlisted during the war. 



Abshear , Alex 

Abshear, John .. . 

Alvord, Alvin 

Amann, Gregory . 
Anderson, Alfred . . . 
Anderson, Andrew. 

Anderson, A. B.... 



Anderson, Levi C 

Anderson, Thomas... 

An*ty, Simeon 

Armstrong, Andrew. 



Armstrong, J, H. 

Barnum, John 

Barnum, T. P.... 
Beard, Richard M. 



Belk, Sidney ... 
Bentlev, Creed . 
Bertwell. W. H. 

Bird, George 

Bollinger, L. C. 



Date of 
Muster. 



Sept. 20. 
Sept. 20, 

July, 21, 
Dec. 16, 
Sept. 20, 



1862 
1862 

1861 
1864 
1862 



Nov. 16, 1861 



Aug. 31, 
Nov. 22, 
Sept. 20, 
Feb. 2% 



Sept. 20, 
Mar. 15. 
Sept. 20, 
Sept. 20, 



Aug. 17, 
Nov. 18, 
Sept 30, 
Aug. 31, 



Corporal Co. H. 13th Kansas. 

Co. H. 13th Kansas. 

Co. G. 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 

Co E. 25th Missouri. 

Co. M. 16th Kansas. 

Co. H 13th Kansas; deserted at Drywood, Kan- 
sas, August 15, 1863. 

Co. D 2nd Kansas; Pro farrier Dec 11,1861; in- 
formal dis; ret. to duty and must, out Mar. 19, '66. 

Co. A. 7th Kansas;, dis for disease Mar. 1, 1863. 

Co. D. 2nd Kansas. 

Corporal Co. I. 13th Kas. ; died of disease. 

Co. L. 14th Kas. Cav.; died at Ft. Gibson, Ark., 
April 2, 1864. 

Co. H 13th Kansas 

Corporal Co C 7th Kas.; reinlisted Jan. 1,1864. 

Co I. 13th Kansas. 

Co. G. 13th Kansas; discharged for disabilitv Dec- 
ember 2 1864 at Ft. Smith, Ark 

Missouri; died at St. Joe of measles. 

Co. B. 13th Kansas 

Co D 2nd Kansas 

Bugler Co C. 7th Kansas; reinlisted Jan 1,1864. 

Co. A. 7th Kansas; died of disease at Leaven- 
worth, Nov. 26, 1861. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



43 



Boomer, Chas. T Aug 

Bouton, Eli F 

Bradford, J. M ■ 



Bradford, J.S 

Bradlev, Robert 

Bra*dv. John 

Buckley. Samuel W. 

Bunce, Geo. W 

Burch, Geo. H 

BurUvell, John 



Callery,Wm 

Carnes, IN 

Chandler, Albert 

Chandler, Charles 

Chandler, Frank L 

Chandler, Melvin 

Chapman, Lorenzo J. . . 

Chase, Ashley 

Chase, Thurston 

Cheal, Henry 

Clark, James 

Compton John W 

Cook, Joint Y 

Corbon, Thomas 

Cowley, Chas 

Croft. John H 

Cummings. T B 

Dean, H. L 

Dickinson, S P 

Dickson, Milton 

Donaldson, Samuel 

Dusendschon. C. M. G. 

Ellis, Daniel 



Englehart, Conrad 

Eye, B. S 

Exline, Abraham . 

Feichter, John 

Fletcher. R. H 

Ford, Mas tin 

Foster. A. C 

Foster, B S . 

Fowler, D E ... 
Fuller. John W .... 
Fuller, William.... 

Furnish, John 

Furnish, W. H 

Gall, David 

Gaston, Robert 



Gentry, William 

Gillispie, Henry J 

Graham, Henry H 

Graham, John L 

Graham, William 

Hauber, Chan. P 

Hauher, John 

Hatfield, Peter 

Heastou, B. F 

Hendrickson, John F 

Hickman, Edward 

Hickman, Henry.. 

Hickc-k Frank 

Hill, Joseph S 



Sept. 



1X63 
1861 

1X03 
1801 
1X05 

W62 



Co. A. 7th Kansas: promoted Sergeant Sept. 1, 

1863; reinlisted as veteran Jan. 22,1864; pro. Cor. 
Sergt. Co. G 13th Kas.; promoted 1st Lt. Co. E. 

1st Kas. Colored, April 2, 1865. 
7th Kansas; substitute for Jacob J. Weltmer; not 

assigned to company. 
Co. I. 13th Kansas; died of chronic diarrhea at 

Springfield, March 26, 1863. 
Co. A 16th Kansas Cavalry. 
Sergeant Co. H. 7th Kansas. 

Co. A. 14th Kas.; pro. R Q M. Sergt Apr. 15, '65. 
Co. A 7th Kas.; des. at Leavenworth, Dec. 22, '61. 
7th Kas. ; sub. for Sam'l Dermis; not assigned Co. 
Sergeant Co. I 13th Kansas; deserted at Elm 

Spring, Ark., Feb. 16, 1863. 




Sept 



Corporal Co H 13th Kansas. 
Co C. 7th' Kansas; reinlisted Jan. 1, 1864. 
Co. C. 7th Kansas. 
Musician Co H. 13th Kansas 
Co. C. 7th Kansas; reinlisted Jan. 1, 1864. 
Co. K. 16th Kansas. 
Co. A. 7th Kansas 

Co. H. 13th Kansas; promoted Corp Nov. 18, 1862 
Musician Co H 13th Kansas. 
Co A. 7th Kansas; reinlisted Jan. 22, 1864. 
Co. H. 14th Kansas; died at Ft. Smith, June 27, '64. 
Co. D. 8th Kansas; died of small pox at Leaven- 
worth, Feb. 13, 1863 
Co. H. 13th Kansas 
Corporal Co H. 13th Kansas. 
1st Sergt. Co, I. 13th Kansas; promoted 2nd Lt. 

March 2, 1863; promoted 1st Lt. Jan. 6, 1865. 
Sergt. Co I. 13th Kansas; killed by guerrillas at 

Springfield, Missouri, March 25, 1863. 
Com. Sergt 13th Kas.; Discharged for disability 

March 15, 1863. 
Hospt. Steward 13th Kansas; Pro Capt 2nd Ark. , 

Cavalry Dec, 19 1863. 
Co. L. 2nd Nebraska Cavalry 
Co. A. 7th Kansas; killed in skirmish April, 1, 

1863. Germantown, Tenn. 
Corporal Co D, 8th Kas , discharged for disabil- 
ity April 20, 1864 
Co. D, 2nd Kansas; mustered out Feb., 8, 1865 at 

Leavenworth, taken prisoner near Mine Creek, 

Kas,, by U. S. forces, supposed to be a rebel spy. 
Co. A. 1st Kansas; Trans Co. B. Vet. Battalion, 
Corporal Co. A, 7th Kansas. 

Co, I. 13th Kas ; dis for disability Mar. 25, 1863. 
Co. H. 13th Kansas. 

Co. A 7th Kas.; mustered out Aug, 31, 1861 
Corporal Co. H. 13th Kansas; died of wounds at 

Ft. Smith, July 16, 1864. 
Sergeant Co. C, 7th Kansas. 
Corporal Co. C, 7th Kansas. 
Sergeant Co C, 7th Kansas. 
Co. H. 14th Kansas. 
Co H. 14th Kansas. 
Corporal Co D 8th Kansas. 

Co. D, 8th Kas ; dis Jan 9, 1863 for disability. 
Co. G, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 
Co. A, 7th Kansas; dis Feb. 1, 1863 at Memphis 

on account of wounds rec'd in action Dec. 28, 

1862 at Holly Springs, Ark 
Co. I. 13th Kansas 
Sergeant Co. K. 14th Kansas 
Co. D. 2nd Kansas Cavalo-; died of disease at 

Quindaro, March 5, 1862. 
2nd lieutenant Co. D. 8th Kas ; killed in action 

Sept. 19 1863 at Chicamauga, Ga. 
Corporal C>. I. 7th Kas ; transferred to Co. A. 
Corporal Co. I. 13th Kansas; died at Springfield, 

Mo., of disease. March 7, 1863. 
Co. I. 13th Kansas; died of chronic diarrhea at 

Springfield, Mo , March 14, 1863. 
Co. I. 13th Kansas. 
Co. A. 7th Kas. Cavalry, dis by G. O. No. 14, 

April 30, 1862 
Co H. 14tli Kansas. 
Co. H 13th Kansas 
Corporal Co. H 13th Kansas. 

Missouri. 

Co. A. 7th Kansas. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY, 



[1865 



Horton, Hiram 

Hunter, Steve 

Jellison, Francis D. 



Jellison, James 

Jellison, Robert 

Jenkins, Elliott 

Johnson, Alexander. 
Johnson, J nine* L .. 

Johnson, W. M 

Jones, Chester G.... 

Jones, D. C 

Jones, Wilberforce.. 
Kaiaerman , Samuel. 



Kelley, Thomas 

Klinefelter. J. K 



Klinefelter, P. K. 
Klinefelter, S. K.. 
Lawrence, Lewis. 
Lcuch, Daniel 



Leuch, Henry 

Linquist, William 

Lynch. Peter 

Lvnn, H. H 

Mallows. Zack 

Marak, Frans, Jr 

Marion, Thos. J 

Marshall, Abram 

Martin, Thomas ,.. 

Marshall. J. M , 

Massev. Tom 

McCauley, O. H 

McClurg, Joseph H 



McGuahev. W. P 

McGuire, P 

McLaughlin, Andrew 



Meisenheimer, A.. 
Meisenheimer. C 
Meredith. S. T . . 
Meredith, Wm. G 

Miller, Jas. J 

Miller, Jacob 

Morrill, E N 



Morrill, Levi. 



Muire, D. U 



Nichols. Harvey . . 
Norwood, Abram 



Oldfield, David.. 

Oldfield, John .. 
Ordway, E. N.... 
Ordway, J F. . . 
Osman, Geo. M. . 

Owen, A. J 

Owen, Daniel W. 
Parker, P. G ... 
Poe. Joseph H ... 
Pollock, Robert. 



Probasco, S U . . . 
Proctor, John W.. 

Quaif. Stephen 

(^uick. Jonathan .. 

Quiglcy, M . A 

Rader, Wm 

Reeves, John T 

Richards, Samuel. 



Sept. 
Mar. 
Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Oct. 



20. 1862 
10, 1863 
20, 1862 

20, 1862 
20 1862 
26, 1863 

6, 1863 
30, 1861 

6, 1863 
19 1861 



Jan 

Sept. 

Mar. 
Mar. 
Aug. 
Apr. 

Apr. 

Sept. 
July 
Julv 
Sept. 
Sept. 



26, 1K64 
20, 1861 



20, 1862 

15, 1862 
15, 1862 
26, 1863 
22, 1863 

22. 186-3 
20, 1862 
25. 1863 
25, 1863 
30. 1861 
20, 1802 



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31, 1861 

5, 18fil 
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Apr. 28, 



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24, 1861 
31, 1861 



Richards, Win.... 
Richardson, Abel 
Richardson, Wm. 



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20, 1862 
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20, 1862 



Sergeant Co H. 13th Kansas. 
Co. L. 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 
Sergt Co. I. 13th Kas. ; dis for disability June 23, 

1865 
Co. I. 13th Kas. ; dis for disability March 20, 1863. 
Co. I 13th Kansas. 

Co. H. 14th Kas.; dis for disability Mar. 10, 1865. 
Co. B. 1st Kansas. 

Co. C. 7th Kas. ; died of disease at Memphis Tenn. 
Co. B. 1st Kansas. 
Corporal Co. A. 9th Kansas Cavalry. 



Co. C. 7th Kansas. 

Co. G. 2nd Kansas Cavalrv; Pro. IstLt. 2nd Kas. 

Colored, Oct. 20, 1863; Resigned Apr. 10, 1864. 

Killed on his way home at the action at Marks 

Mills April 25 
7th Kas., Substitute for Harvey W. Ide. Not as- 
signed to company. 
Sergeant Major 13th Kansas; Pro. Adj't.4th Ark., 

April 22, 1864. 
Co. C, 7th Kansas; reinlisted Jan. 1, 1864. 
Corporal Co. C. 7th Kansas; reinlisted Jan. 1,1864. 
Co. G 2nd Kansas Cavalry. 
Co. L, 5th Kas., Cavalry; died of disease at Fort 

Leavenworth, May 29, 1863. 
Sergeant Co. L 5th Kansas Cavalry. 
Co. H, 13th Kansas. 
Co H, 7th Kansas 
Co H, 7th Kansas. 
Co. C. 7th Kas , reinlisted Jan. 1, 1864. 
Co. H. 13th Kas : dis. for disabilitv Mar. 31, 1863. 
Co. G, 2nd Neb. Cavalry. 
i'o. H, 13th Kansas. 
Co. I. 13th Kansas. 
Co. H. 13th Kansas. 
Co. L. 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 
Captain Co. H 13th Kansas. 
Co. K. 14th Kansas; deserted at Ft. Scott May 19, 

1863. 
Corporal Co. C. 7th Kas. ; reinlisted Jan. 1, 1864. 
Co G. 2nd Neb Cavalry. 
Sergeant Co I. 13th Kas.. pro 1st Serg't Mar. 2, 

1863; pro. Q. M Serg't Nov. 27, 1863. 
Co. H. 14th Kas Cavalry. 
Co. I. 13th Kas ; pro. sergeant, Jan. 4. 1863. 
'"orporal Co. 1 13th Kansas. 
Co. I 13th Kansas. 
Co. H, 13th Kansas. 

(To I, 13th Kansas; pro Corporal, Sept. 7,1863. 
Co C, 7th Kas.: Pro. Serg't. Oct. 10. 1861: Pro. 

Capt. and C. S. U. S V Aug. 27, 1862 
Co. I, 7th Kas ; dis. for disabilitv May 17, 1862 at 

Ft Riley. Kas. 
Co A, 7th Kas. ; died of typhoid fever, Sept. 6, 

1863, Corinth, Mo. 
Co. 6, 7th Kas. ; reinlisted Jan. 1, 1864 
7thKas.; substitute for E. L. Pound. 

signed to Co. 
Co. D. 8th Kas ; wounded in action Sept 

at Chicamaugua; dis. for disabilitv Fel 
Co D, 8th Kas. ; reinlisted Feb. 7, 1864. 
Co. A, 7th Kansas. 
5th Missouri. 

Serg't Co. I 7th Kas.; reinlisted Jan 1, 186*. 
Co. H. 13th Kansas. 
Co 1. 13th Kansas. 

Ass'nt. Sureeon, 10th Kas. ,- resigned July 23. 1864. 
Co. I. 13th Kansas. 
Corporal Co. I. 13th Kas.; deserted Ft. Scott, May 

9, 1863 
Co H. 13th Kas.; dis for disability, Mar. 18, 1863. 
Corporal Co. H. 13th Kansas. 
Musician Co. H. 13th Kansas. 
Co. K. 14th Kansas Cavalry. 
Co H. 14th Kansas Cavalry. 
Co K. 14th Kansas. 

Co. C. 7th Kas. ; reinlisted Jan 1. 1864. 
7th Kas. ; substitute for Wm. P. Proctor; not as- 
signed lo company. 
Co. H. 13th Kansas. 
f'o. I. 7th Kas.; reinlisted Jan. 1, 1864. 
Co. H, 13th Kas ; dis for disability, Mar. 18, 1863 



Not as- 



19. 1863 
4, 1864 



1865J 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



45 



Risley, L. M Sept 



Robideux. Chas 

Robinson, Chas. E. 
Rush. Marshall P.... 

Sampson. Eli 

f-awin, Isaac A ... . 
Sargent, W. G 

Saw ver, Dudley , 

Sclienck, J H 

Schilling-, John 

Schmitt, Adam , 

Schmitt, Henry 

Schmitt, Isaac 

Schmitt, Michael... 
Schmitt, William.... 
Scott, Alonzo 

Scott, Jonathan W ., 
Selleo. Edwin 

Selleg, Isaac 

Sevier, Francis 

Sevier, Moses 

Sevier, A'eivton 

Sherman, James 

Shields, John F 

Short, Jack 

Short, Prior Z 

S igaf oos, Jacob 

Simmons, C. E 

Simmons, Frederick, 

Slagle, L H 

Smith, Henry 

Smith, Hezekiah 

Smith John 

Smith, John W ,.. 

Smith, Winslow W,.. 

Snively, Cyrus 

Snively, John M 

Snivel}/, Jusiah A. 

Speer, Albert G 

Speer, Isaac N 

Sperry, Luther 

Spahr, Gottleib 

Spenser, John T 



Starnes, Francis 

Starnes, James F 

Starnes. William 

Steig-ler, F. W 

Stillwell, Jacob 

Stillwell, Stephen 

Stumbo, Chas. D 

Stumbo, F. M 

Strange, Benj. F 

Strange. Thos 

Sumpter, A hraham 

Swayzie, David C 

Sweetland, B, F 

Sweetland, Isaac 

Swordfieger, EH 

Swordfieg-er, Jeremiah. 

Teas, Samuel 

Twidwell. Andrew 

Ullman, John 

VanOrter John 



Vasser, John Mar 



Jan. 28, 1864 

Sept 20. 1862 

Mar. 19, 1864 

Mar. 10, 1863 

Jan. 22, 1864 

Sept. 30. 1861 

Sept. 20, 1862 



Oct. 
Nov. 

Sept. 
Sept, 
Feb. 
Sept. 



Sept. 20, 1862 



2nd Lt Co. I. 13th Kas.; died Jan. 22, 1863 at Fay- 
ette, Ark., of wounds received in action Dec. 7, 
1862 at Prairie Grove, Ark. 

Co. K 14th Kansas. 

Sergeant Co I. 13th Kansas. 

Co. F, 11th Kansas. 

Co. L, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 

Corporal Co. A. 7th Kansas. 

Co. C 7th Kas.; pro. serg't: Mar. 1, 1863; pro. 
major 9th La. Infantry Oct. 13, 1863. 

Co. I. 13th Kas ; pro, Lt , Co. H. 14th Kansas. 



Captain Co. I, 13th Kansas. 

Bugler < o. A 7th Kansas. 

Co L, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 

Co. I, 13th Kas ; pro. corporal May 27, 1864. 

Co. A, 7th Kansas Cavalry. 

Co. I, 13th Kansas. 

Co. E, 13th Kas. ; deserted at Van Buren, Arkan- 
sas, June 26. 18S4. 

Co. D. 8th Kas.; dis. Aug- 22. 1862 for disability. 

Co. C, 7th Kas. Cavalry: died of disease at Cor- 
inth, Miss., Oct. 26, 1862. 

Co. I, 13th Kansas 

Corporal Co. I, 13th Kansas. 

Co. C, 7th Kansas. 

Co. I. 13th Kas. ; killed in action Dec. 7, 1865, at 
Prairie Grove. Ark. 

Serg't Co. D, 8th Kas. ; killed in action Seot. 19, 

1863 at Chicamaugua, Ga 

First Serg't. Co. H, 13th Kas. ; pro. 2nd Lt. June 

10. 1863. 
Co L, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 
Substitute for Ransom Meyers. 
Co. D, 8th Kas. ; dis. Oct. 1. 1863 for disability. 
Co H. 13th Kansas. 
Substitute for Daniel Meisenheimer. 
Co. H, 13th Kansas. 
Co. H, 13th Kansas. 

Co. H. 13th Kas. : deserted Ft. Scott Sept. 30, 1863. 
Sergeant Co. A, 7th Kansas. 
Co G. 2nd Kas. Cav.; killed in action Sept. 16, 

1864 near Ft Gibson, C.N. 
Sergeant Co. B, 13th Kansas 

Co. C 7th Kas ; reinlisted Mar. 31* 1864. 

Co. G 5th Kas. Cav.; died of congestion at Pine 

Bluff. Ark , Aug. lt>, 1864 
Pro. hospital steward Julv 25, 1863. 
Co. A. 7th Kas. Cav. ; dis. for disability, April 16, 

1862. 
Corporal Co. C. 7th Kansas. 
Co. I. 13th Kansas. 
Co. I. 13th Kas ; died May 17. 1864 at Ft. Smith of 

wounds ree'd in action April 18, 1864, near Ros- 

ville. Ark. * 

Co. D, 8th Kas ; wounded in action Sept. 19, 1863, 

at Chicamaugua; mustered out Nov. 8, 1864. 
Co. D, 8th Kas.: wounded in action Sept, 19. 1863 

at Chicamaugua; reinlisted Feb, 7, 1864, 
Sergeant Co H, 14th Kansas. 
Co. H. 13th Kas,; deserted at Drvwood, Kansas, 

Aug. 15, 1863. 
Bug-ler Co. A, 7th Kansas. 
Co, A, 7th Kansas Cav,; killed in action Nov. 1, 

1863 at Little Blue. Mo. 
Co. C, 16th Kansas Cavalry. 
Co A, 7th Kansas. 
Co. I, 13th Kansas. 
Co. I. 13 Kansas 
Co. H, 13th Kas ; died of consumption at Camp 

Babcock, Ark., Nov. 26, 1862. 
Co H, 13th Kansas. 
Co. K, 14th Kansas. 
Co, D, 8th Kansas 
Co. I, 13th Kansas. 
Substitute for William Morris, 
Co, H, 13th Kansas. 
Co, I, 13th Kansas. 
Co, C, 8th Kansas. 
I Co, G, 2nd Neb. Cav.; killed in battle at White 
I Dove Hill. Dakota. 
I Co, L, 2nd Nebraska Cavalrv. 



40 



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[1865 



Vasser, Nick 

Vasser, Wm. C 

Vaughn, Albert 

Vaughn, Edwin M. 



Vaughn, Lewis. 
Watson, A. H... 



Weiss, John 

Weiss. Phillip 

Westcott, Amasiah 

Westerfield. A. D 

Wicks. C. V 

Wilkins, Henry 

Wilkinson. Wm 

Willitt, Enoch 

Wilson, Alfred 



Wilson, Richard S .. 

Winkles, Benj 

WiXhrovB Samuel F. 



woodcock, w. s. 



Woolnej-, Jacob . . 
Wyatt, Walter C. 



Zimmerman, John Sept, 110. 



Mar, 10, 1863 Co, L, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 



Sept. 
Aug-, 



Auff, 
Oct, 



■^ept. 
Sept 



5, 1863 Co, D, 14th Kas, ; pro. corporal May 1, 1864. 
1, 1861 Corporal Co, A, 7th Kas,; killed in action May 6, 
1863 at Tupelo, Miss. 
31, 1861 Corporal Co, C, 7th Kansas. 
5. 1861 Co, I), 7th Kas, ; dis. for disability March 27, 1863 

at La Grange, Tenn. 
3, 1861 Co, I, 2nd Kansas Cavalry. 
3, 1861 Co, I. 2nd Kansas Cavalry. 
20. 1862 Co, H. 13th Kansas. 
20, 1862 Corporal Co, I, 13th Kansas. 



Sept, 

Aug, 



Sept, 

Sept, 
Oct, 
Sept, 



Sept, 20. 



20, 1862 
31, 1861 

18 2 

20. 1862 



26, 1863 
5, 1861 
20, 1862 



Mar, 
Oct, 



Corporal Co, I, 13th Kansas. 

Co, C, 7th Kansas. 

Co, G, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. 

Co, H, 13th Kansas died o' congestive chills at 
Camp Babcock, Ark, Nov, 11, I862. 

Co, H, 14th Kansas. 

Co, C, 7th Kansas. 

Co, I, 13th Kas. ; died of chronic diarrhea at Fay- 
ette. Ark., Feb. 28,1863. 

Corporal Co, H, 13th Kas ; died of fever at Cane 
Hill, Ark , Dec, 14. 1862. 

Substitute for John Bunk. 

Co, D. 8th Kas.; wounded in action Sept. 19, 1863 
at Chicamaugua, mustered out Jan. 24, 1865. 

Co. H. 13th Kansas. 



April 21.— Claytonville, as we are informed is again honored by having a 
postorfice. Wm. P. Proctor, who formerly had charge of the post, having se- 
cured its restoration.— Union Sentinel. 

April 29.— School district No 27, Union Dale, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are Joshua Gullett, director; J. F. Martindale, treas- 
urer; John Richards, clerk. 

April 29.— School district No 28, Mulberry, is organized by SupC. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are Alonzo Curtis, director; F. A Swarmore, ilerk; 
Randolph Gordon, treasurer. 

May 5.— The effort to develop the salt works near Hamlin Mills have been 
renewed with a strong force who have already made such rapid progress as to 
give reason to believe that many citizens of Brown county will be surprised at 
the result of the operations in these saline regions.— Union Sentinel. 

May 15.— $300 is appropriated for the repair of the court house. And it is 
ordered that the partitions in the upper part be removed and a room Bui table 
for a court room be prepared. W. B. Barnett is appointed to superintend the 
work. 

May .— The population of Brown county is, white. 2784; colored, 107 
Total 2891. 

June 0.— School district No. 29, Willow Grove, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are Benjamin Watkin.-, director; Samuel Dennis, 
clerk and Wm. Dick, treasurer. 

July 3.— At a meeting of the executive committee of the Brown County 
Agricultural Society, a committee of three was appointed to select a site for a 
fair ground and ascertain what it can be purchased for. On August 5th this 
committee is instructed to purchase fifteen acres of land of W. B. Barnett, 
payments to be made as follows: One-third cash: one-third in one year at 7 
per cent, interest; one-third in two year? at 7 per cent, interest. 

July 4.— Sunday school celebration in Belk's grove participated in by the 
Terrapin, Hiawatha and Carson schools. Speeches were made as follows: "The 
Day we Celebrate," Hon. Samuel Speer; "The Soldier of Our Army and Navy," 



1865] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 47 

Col. E. JBierer; "Our Flag," Mr. Sellig; "The African Question," Wm. H. Jones; 
"The Press," H. P. Stebbins; "King Alcohol," A. P. Browning. 

—Hiawatha patriots raise a pole 70 feet high and B. F. Killey delivers an 
address. 

July 14.— According to the Union Sentinel Assessor D. K. Babbitt finds 
the following stock in the county: Mules, 127; horses, 1,681; neat cattle, 5,632; 
sheep, 3,510: hogs, 3,174. 

August 15— The tax levy is fixed at six mills for county purposes and 
three mills on real estate for the road purposes. 

September 21-22.— Second Annual Fair. Receipts 1506,10. Expenditures 
$399.22. Balance on hand $106 88 An address was delivered by Rev. Robinson. 
Samuel Speer is chosen president, E L. Pound, secretary and Ira J. Lacock, 
treasurer. 

September 30 —A mass convention is held at the court house. Simeon 
Wilkinson is made < hairman and Geo. Pierce, secretary. Speeches were made 
by Messrs. Lacock, Willis,. Meridith, Hoover and Jones, in regard to the best 
interests of the county, the selection of men of public spirit for the offices; the 
importance of the next legislature, negro suffrage, etc. 

W. H. Jones, R. H. Bollinger and E. L. Pound were appointed a committee 
on resolutions and reported the following which were adopted: 

Whereas the people of Brown county have heretofore been divided more on men than on 
principle, as regards their public offices, to the great negiect of their interests; therefore 

Resolved that the people of Brown county, now and hereafter, should in the selection of 
their public officers, choose those who are honest and capable, and whose intelligence and en- 
ergy shall actively work for and subserve the interest of the whole people of the country. 

Second. That our representatives be requested to favor the following amendments to our 
state constitution: — 

1. For biennial sessions of our state legislature. 

2. Submitting the question of universal suffrage to the vote of the people at the earliest 
practicable moment. 

Also that our representatives ask for a committee to investigate "the draft" in Kansas. 
Also that they use their influence to have enacted stringent laws to suppress and punish licen- 
tiousness. 

Resolved 3rd: That we are not in favor of any nominations being made by this meeting. 

4lh. That we oppose any convention for the purpose of nominating candidates this fall. 

Sth. That we will favor the election of soldiers to our offices, in preference to others, when 
fitted to occupy the same. 

6th. That the people of this county hold a "Soldiers Reception," for all our returned sol- 
diers at Hiawatha on Saturday, Ot. 14, 1865. 

On motion of M C. Willis the following resolution was added. 

That our representatives be requested to introduce a bill, or to favor one, reducing the num- 
ber of members of the house to fifty, and the number of Senators in proportion. 

Ira J. Lacock, R. H. Bollinger, and I. P. Winslow were appointed a com- 
mittee to issue a call to the citizens and soldiers and Messrs. Willis, Pound, 
Englehart, Hoover and Swayze were appointed a committee on arrangements. 

October 2. Teachers Institute at Carson. The following officers are 
elected: President N. Hanson; Vice-Presidents A. P. Browning, B. F. Killey, 
C. L. Carroll; Secretary E L. Pound; Assistant Secretary Levi Morrill; Treas- 
urer E. A. Spooner; Auditor H. P. Stebbins. 

October 3. It is ordered that the court house be restricted to its origi- 
nal legitimate design and that of religion, education and benevolence or objects 



48 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1865 

of an elevating moral character. Said order to take effect on the flrst day of 
November next. 

—It is ordered that a vote be taken by the people at the ensuing general 
election on the question foi or against building a jail in this county. 

—The county is districted into three Commissioner districts, as follows: 
First District: Commencing at the northeast corner of the county, thence 
west on the county line to the northwest corner of section one, town one, 
range sixteen, theuce south to the northwest corner of section thirty-six, town 
two, range sixteen, thence east to the Doniphan county line, thence north to 
the place of beginning. 

Second district: Begining at the northwest corner of District One, 
thence west to the Nemaha county line, thence south to the Jackson county 
line, thence east to the southeast corner of section thirty-live, town five, range 
sixteen, thence north to the place of beginning. 

Third District: Commencing at the Doniphan county line at the south- 
east corner of District One, thence west to the southwest corner of District 
One, thence south to the Jackson county line, thence east to the Atchison 
county line, thence north to the northwest corner of Atchison county line, 
thence east to the Doniphan county line, thence north to the place of begining. 

October 11. The Grand Jury suggests the necessity of building a jail. 

October 14. Soldiers reception. The audience was called to order at the 
south door of the court house and an address of welcome was delivered by 
Judge Albert H. Horton. Colonel E. Bierer responded to the address. The 
parties then formed in procession and marched to the north side of the square 
where the tables were spread. After dinner the following toasts were re- 
sponded to. "The Soldiers." by Mr. Sellegg; "The Returning Soldiers," by 
Samuel Speer; "The Union;" by Wm. H. Jones; "The State of Kansas," by 
Rev. H. P. Robinson; "The Widows and Orphans of our Volunteer Soldiers," 
by Capt. P. B. Rust. 

October 20. Joint school district No. 1, B & J, was organized by Super- 
intendent Noah Hanson. The flrst officers are I. N. Seaman, director, B. Rust, 
clerk, Robtr. Little, treasurer By change of county lines in 1868 this district 
was thrown entirely into Jackson county. 

October 22. Death of County Treasurer E. L. Pound. 

October 26. William B. Barnett is appointed County Treasurer to fill 
the vacancy caused by the death of E. L. Pound. 



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178 

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M C Willis 


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Sheriff. H. M. Robinson 




P. Klinefelter 




Register, J W Oberholtzer 


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For Building- Jail 

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December 1. The Union Sentinel notes the fact that A.P.Browning 
has brought into the county two full blooded Chester White pigs and that 
Capt. Morrill lias brought in a full blooded Durham bull and a cow, and three 
Cashamere goats, and commends these gentlemen for their efforts to improve 
the live stock of the county. 

December — . Col. E. Bierer begins the practhe of law in Hiawatha. 

December 29. Captain Morrill informs us that he has written to one of 
the most reliable and enterprising dealers in seeds in the east, enquiring what 
the prospects are of obtaining Osage Orange seed, and at what rates. The in- 
tention is to secure 100 or 200 pounds at the lowest possible price, and sell it 
for cost for introduction in the county. It is hoped that the best article can 
be secured and brought here in so large a quantity, at from $1.00 to $2.00 per 
pound. The Captain has an idea that he can afford to sow for himself 20 to 25 
pounds next season. Osage Orange is the kind of a fence for this country. — 
Union Sentinel. 

1866. 

January 1. Commissioners meeting. Ordered "That license for dram 
shop be established at $75. " "Ordered that the petition of H. M. Robinson 
and seventy-seven others for a license to be granted to Conrod Meisenheimer 
to sell liquor be granted and license be issued on payment of established fees." 

—"Ordered that Ira J. Lacock be authorized to sell the state bonds clue 
the county at a discount not exceeding ten per cent, and apply the proceeds 
on the payment of delinquent state tax due from Brown county." 

February 3. Joint school district No. -4, Brown and Nemaha, is organ- 
ized by Superintendent Noah Hanson. The first officers are Rogers O. Mera, 



50 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1866 

director, Austin McQuad, clerk, Tbos. Daily, treasurer. By change of county 
lines in 1868 this district was thrown wholly outside the county. 

February 9. An effort was made to put through the Legislature a bill 
granting the 500,000 acres of land given by the General Government to the 
state, to railroad companies, one-third to go to a road run through the north- 
ern tier of counties. The bill passed the Senate. Among those who opposed 
it in the House was Ira J. Lacock of the 11th district. When this became 
known at Hiawatha W. B. Barnett and A. J. Sellegg were appointed a com- 
mitte to go to Topeka and present to Mr. Lacock a document signed by a num- 
ber of citizens expressing dissatisfaction with his course and asking him to 
about face or give up his seat. The committee did not meet with a warm 
reception and on their return an indignation meeting was called at the court 
house. J. G. Kelsey was called to the chair and E.N. Morrill was chosen 
secretary. Speeches were made by W. B. Barnett, A. J. Sellegg, W. H. Jones, 
H. P. Stebbins, B. F. Killey, J. G. Kelsey and Col. E. Bierer, after which the 
following resolutions were unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, that Hon. I. J. Lacock. Representative from this district, by his base betrayal of 
our interests, and gross violation of his pledges, has forfeited our confidence and respect, is no 
longer worth}- to represent us, and is requested to resign his seat in the Legislature. 

2. That we cordiallj- approve of the course of Hon. Samuel Speer, State Senator, and 
Hon. C. E. Parker, Representative from the 12th district, in supporting the railroad bill. 

3. That Messers W. B. Barnett and A. J. Sellegg are entitled to our thanks for their ser- 
vices at Topeka. 

February 12. Ira J. Lacock resigns his seat in the Legislature. Twenty- 
seven members of the Legislature sign the following letter to him: 

House of Representatives, Topeka, Feb. 12, 1866. 
Hon. Ira J. Lacock: 

Sir: — The undersigned have heard with regret of your determination to 
resign your seat as a member of the Legislature, and that such a course has 
been adopted by you on the request made by your constituents to resign or 
vote for the appropriation of the 5C0,00j acres of land to certain mythual rail- 
roads, donated to the State, and by the Constitution, which you took a solemn 
oath to support, dedicated sacredly to the common school fund by Section 3, 
Article V, of that instrument. 

We appreciate the manhood of him who has the courage to resign office 
and honors rather than do wrong— rather than violate his oath of office; and we 
beg leave to assure you that in our judgment the courts will (in case the fraud 
is perpetrated) vindicate the integrity of the Constitution, and an outraged 
and insulted people duly recognize your manhood and courage, while those who 
asked that you violate the Constitution of the State, will hang their heads in 
shame, and those who seek to make personal profit and merchandise out of 
the school fund of our State, will be consigned by an outraged people to obliv- 
ion, and only live in the infamy their acts attempted to legalize. 

With the highest regard for your personality, and with the conviction that 
you will be fully vindicated by an honest, though at present mistaken con- 
stituency, we have the honor to be your obedient servents, 

G. W. Glick, C. R. Jennison, W. A. Phillips, 

J. Knight, W. S. Cain, T. M. O'Brien, 

J. Fletcher, .las. McLellen, J. R. Gross, 

D; Rogers,' J.Smith, Isaiah Walker, 



1866] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 51 

« — — 

C Kohler, R C. Foster, N. Humber, 

J. P. Bauserman, Wm Jackson, Milo Carleton, 

F. Wellhouse, Geo Vangaasbeck, G. W. Smith, 

H. P Smith, A. McAuley, Jonah Kellogg, 

J. K. Rankin, W. W. Allen, H. D. Shepherd. 

February 20 Ira J. Lacock having resigned his seat in the Legislature 
publishes a defense ol' his action in the Railroad matter in the Union Sentinel. 
He says: "The people of Kansas will be true to themselves. They have said 
once, and with almost entire unanimity at the ballot box, that they desire 
these 500,0C0 acres of land to be forever held sacred to the school fund for 
the common schools. They have placed it in the Constitution. I am as much 
in favor of building railroads as any man but I want to do it lawfully and hon- 
estly and not appropriate the property of the children of .Kansas for that 
purpose." 

February 26. Joint school district No. 1, in Atchison and Brown coun- 
ties is authorized to issue three thousand dollars worth of bonds for the pur- 
pose of building a school house and for furnishing material therefor. This is 
the first authority given to issue bonds in Brown county. 

—All section lines in Brown county are again declared to be public high- 
ways . 

—William Barnes, Walter R. Gage and B. Job appointed to locate a 
state road from Walnut Creek bridge via Capioma to the Prairie Holes in 
Nemeha. 

— H. Housel, E. A. Spencer and B. F. Wade appointed to locate a state 
road from the town of Doniphan to Hiawatha. 

— Benjiman A. Williams, I.N. seaman and Jacob Meeker appointed to 
locate a state road from the Grasshopper bridge on the Atchison and Marys- 
ville road, via Claytonville, intersecting the Lawrence and Hiawatha state 
road near the dwelling house of Dennis Vanlieu (in the printed statute it reads 
"Vauleen.") 

—Lieut. Rains, J. D. Samonons and E. T. Boughton appointed to locate 
a state road from Padonia to Seneca. 

February 27. T J. Kenyon, B A Sprague and John Utt are appointed 
to locate a state road from White Cloud to Hiawatha. 

~J. F. Babbitt, Hiram Hounsel and E. S. Spencer are appointed to locate 
a state road from the town of Doniphan to Hiawatha. 

—William Slawson, Randolph Gordon and E. N. Morrill are appointed to 
locate a state road from Hiawatha to Albany. 

March 12. A meeting is held in the court house to consider the railroad 
interests of the county. E. N. Morrill is elected chairman and J. G. Kelsey 
secretary. Speeches were made by Hon. Samuel Speer, Col. E. Bierer, J. F, 
Selleg, J. F. Babbitt and George Graham, of Nemaha county. Judge Killey, 
Col. Bierer and Dr. Irwin were appointed a committee on resolutions and re- 
ported the following which were adopted: 

Whereas, The Legislature of Kansas has donated 125,000 acres of land to aid in the con- 
struction of a railroad through the northern tier of counties, and, whereas, the people of St. 
Joseph, Missouri, and Doniphan county, Kansas, have expressed a willingness to aid liberally 
in the construction of said railroad, Therefore 

Resoleed, That the people of Brown county will cordially unite with all others interested in 
pushing the road through to a speedy completion. 

Pinniped, That our interests are identified with those of the people of St. Joseph, Mo., and 



52 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1866 

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of the Northern Tier and that the citizens of the above localities should unite and move with 
energy and enterprise to obtain the completion of the road. 

Hi solved. That the people of Northern Kansas and North-west Missouri should memorialize 
Congress by petition to aid in the construction of a railroad through Northern Kansas. 

Remlved, That a committee be appointed by the chair to confer with the board of County 
Commissioners at its next session to urge upon them to submit to the voters of the county as 
soon as it can consistantly be done the question of taking- stock in the Northern Kansas Rail- 
road. 

Resolved, That we will use our best endeavors to induce the people of Brown county to yote 
to issue bonds to the amount of 1100,000 to aid in the immediate construction of said road. 

W. B. Barnett, S. Wilkinson, N. Hanson, A. Custis and N. P. Rawlings 
were appointed a committee to confer witii the County Board. 

Col. Bierer, S. Wilkinson, A. J. Selleg, B. F. Killey and R. S. Famhild 
were appointed delegates to attend the railroad meeting at Seneca. 

W. B. Barnett, J. F. Babbitt and Samuel Smouse were chosen a com- 
mittee to confer with the Northern Kansas Railroad Company. 

March 23. The Brown County Teachers' Association hold their semi- 
annual session at the court house. Noah Hanson presided. A. Carothers is 
elected secretary. 

March 26. Township Election. Resulted as follows; 

Irving Township: John Schilling, Trustee; John Barnum and Clifton 
Gentry, Constables; Thomas J Kenyon, Justice of the Peace. 

Walnut Creek Township: Noah Hanson, Trustee; A. Curtis, Justice of 
the Peace; Morgan Willitt and John Gaston, Constables. 

Claytonville Township: N. P Rawlings, Trustee; W. H. Sawyer, Justice 
of the Peace; C F. Sapp and B. A. Williams, Constables. 

Locknane Township: Urius Billman, Trustee; Uriah Billman and J. K. 
Dunn, Justices; J. W. Powers, Constable. 

April 2. Board of County Commissioners organized by the election of 
M. C, Willis as chairman. E H. Niles is appinted County Surveyor. 

April 3. W. B. Barnett and 109 others presented a petition requesting 
the Commissioners to submit to a vote the question of authorizing the board 
to subscribe stock to the amount of $125,000 to the Northern Kansas Railroad 
Company. 

April 4. The County Clerk is authorized to use $100 of the funds of the 
county to purchase U. S. Revenue stamps for sale for the convenience of 
county officers and others. 

April 10. It is ordered by the Board of County Commissioners that a 
special election be held on the 15th day of May, 1866, A. D., and that there be 
submitted the following question to the qualified electors of said county. 

"Shall the county of Brown subscribe $125,000 to the capital stock of the Northern Kansas 
Railroad in aid of the construction of said road throug-h Brown county V" The said $125 000 to 
be paid in bonds of said county payable in thirty j-ears from date of issue bearing interest at 
the rate of 7 per cent, per annum. Provided, however, that said railroad company shall issue 
full paid stock of said company to said county to the full amount of $125,000 and provided that 
the $125,000 in bonds of said county shall not issue to said company until said railroad is fully 
completed, equipped and in running order to a point within one-half mile of the county seat of 
said county. And provided further that if said company shall fail to complete said road to 
the above point, within four years from date of this ordinance said bonds shall not be issued 
to said company, or any other railroad company." 

M. C. Willis, chairman of the board, voted against making this »rder be- 
cause it restricted the company to certain points in their route in the county 



1866] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 53 

and he favored it being left to the company to select their own route as near 
as practicable through the center of the county. 

May 12. The stock-holders of the Northern Kansas Railroad meet at the 
court house and elect the following directors: Thos Osborne, George Graham, 
Samuel Lappin, J. E Smith, Samuel Speer, W. B. Barnett, Gen. J. D. Brum- 
baugh, E. E. Manning, D. E Ballard; F. H. Drenning and E. N. Morrill. The 
directors then elected officers as follows: Samuel Lappin, President: F. H. 
Drenning, Secretary; W. B Barnett, Treasurer; D. E. Ballard, Land Agent. 

May 14 R St. Clair Graham appointed District Judge to succeed A. H. 
Tlorton resigned. 

May 15. The proposition to take $123,0.30 stock in the Northern Kansas 
Railroad Company is defeated by a vote of 199 to 189 

May 21. On petition of E. N. Morrill and 100 others, it is ordered by the 
Board of County Commissioners that an election be held on the 16th day of 
June, 1866, to be submitted the following questions to the qualified electors of 
Brown county: 

•Shall the county of Brown subscribe $100,000 to the capital stock of the Northern Kansas 
Railroad Company, in aid of the construction of said road through Brown county." The said 
$100,000 to be paid in bonds of said county payable in thirty years from date of issue bearing 
interest at the rate of 7 per cent, per annum; provided, however, that said railroad shall issue 
full paid stock of said company to said county to the full amount of $100,000, and provided, 
further, that the bonds of said county shall not issue to said company only in manner as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

On the completion of said road 1o the range line between ranges 16 and 17 in said Brown 
county $50,000 of said bonds to be issued to said company, and when said road is fully com- 
pleted, equipped and in running order through said Brown county to the Nemaha county line 
the remainder of the bonds shall be issued to said company. Provided, said railroad shall be 
built as near the central part of said Browu county as practicable. And provided further, 
that if said company shall fail to complete said road through said county within four years 
from the 16th day of June, 1866, said bonds shall not be issued to said company or any other." 

May 30. The Hiawatha M. E church chartered by H. F. Hall, A. K, Sel- 
leg, I. M. Oastle, Theodere Sprague, H.M.Robinson, Henry Graves, Harvey 
Seaburn, E. N. Morrill, John Belk, C. L. Carroll. This is the first church or- 
ganization chartered in the county. 

May — . The population of the county is white 2784; colored 107; total 
2891. 

June 16. Special election on proposition of the county to take $100,000 
worth of stock in the Northern Kansas Railroad Company. 

FOR. AGAINST. 

Hiawatha 98 3 

Hamlin 83 5 

Padonia 18 3 

Roys Creek 1 32 

Robinson 78 15 

Pages 6 47 

Locknane 64 

Grasshopper 6 15 

Pony Creek 15 17 

305 203 

June 28. The Republican County Convention at Hiawatha adopts the 
following resolutions: 



54 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1866 

Resolved, That we, the people of Brown County, in convention assembled, do maintain and 
will adhere to and sustain the principles and name of the Republican party. 

Resolved, That we cordially approve of the action of the radical majority in congress upon 
the question of reconstruction and of all measures adopted by them for the preservation of the 
Union. 

Resolved, That we heartily endorse the course of Hon. Sidney Clark, our Representative in 
Congress, believing as we do that he has proven himself one of the most active and able Repre- 
sentatives that Kansas has ever sent to Congress; and that we are unanimously in favor of his 
re-nomination and election. 

Whereas, the Congress of the United States and the president have differed widely on 
several important measures with regard to the policy to be pursued towards the states which 
have been in rebellion and also on the policy of reconstruction, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Republican party of Brown County do unanimously indorse Congress, 
and will ever pray that they may stand steadfast and united until right and justice are dealt 
out to every human being (regardless of color) within the jurisdiction of the United States; and 
be it further 

Re*ot fid. That we do tender our sincere thanks to Messrs, Pomeroy and Clark, our Senator 
and Representative in Congress, for their unswevering devotion to the great cause of human 
rights and national security against treason in the future. 

A central committee was elected as follows: H. H. Norton, Hiawatha; C. 
L. Carrol, Robinson; M. C. Willis, Pages; M. B Bowers, vlt. Roy; D. H. Suther- 
land. Locknane; .J.S.Tyler, Tylers; I. P. Winslow, Padouia: Noah Hanson, 
Hamlin; Alva Hawkins, Pony Creek. 

July 4. Celebration on Walnut Creek. Speeches are made by Rev, Mar- 
shall. Rtv. J. M. Titcomb, A. J. Selleg, Rsv. Geo. G. Rice. A. Carolhers. 

—Samuel A. Kingman delivers tlie oration at the Topeka Soldiers celebnr 
tion. 

Julys The corner stone of the Methodist church in Hiawatha is laid 
with imposing ceremonies. 

JuLy 9. Work begun on the St. Joe and Denver road. 

July 23. Congress grants lands fur a railroad from Elwood to Marysville 

August i. The Republican County Central Committee meet and elect H. 
IT. Norton, Chairman, and W. B. Bowers, Secretary. A county convention is 
called for October 13th. August 25ch was fixed as the day to send delegates to 
the district convention. « 

August 16. Ira .1. Lacock and J. W. Oberholt/.er purchase the Union 
Sentinel. 

September—. The Northern Kansas Railroad is consolidated with the 
St. Joseph and Denver City road. The number of directors are to be nine, of 
which the counties of Doniphan, Brown, Nemaha and Marshall are each to 
have one. Ten miles of road is to be completed by December 1863. The road 
is to run to the county seats of Brown, Nemaha and Marshall counties, or 
within three quarters of a mile of said county seats. 

September 3. It is ordered by the Board of County Commissioners that 
there be a vote taken at the general election on the following proposition: 
"Shall the County Commissioners of Brown County build a jail for Brown 
county." 

—Ira J. Lacock, W. B. Barnett, and E. N. Morrill, and sixty others present 
a petition asking for an appropriation of $500 to aid the Agricultural Society of 
Brown county to fence and improve their ground. The Commissioners decided 
to appropriate $300 for that purpose. 

—The tax levy is fixed at five mills for county purposes three- mills on real 
estate for road purposes. 



1866] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 55 

September -4. The township line between Walnut Creek and Locknane 
township is changed so as to make the north line of the Kickapoo reservation 
the township line 

September 5. Republican state convention at Topeka nominates Samuel 
A. Kingman of Brown county for Chief Justice. 

—The Union Sentinal starts a boom for Sol. Miller for governor. It is 
shortlived. 

September 8. Grasshoppers invade the county from the west They 
move at the rate of from three to twelve miles per day devouring every thing 
in their course. 

September 10. The fifth semi-annual meeting of the Brown County 
Teachers Association is held at Carson. The following officers are elected. I. 
J. Lacock, J. R. Dickinson and A. G. Speer, Vice Presidents: A. Carothers, 
Secretary; Levi Morrill Assistant Secretary: A. J. Comstock, Treasurer, Dr. PI. 
Seburn, Auditor. 

September 27. The Third Annual Fair is held by the Brown County 
Agricultural Society. The following officers are elected: Samuel Speer, Presi- 
dent; John Walters, George E. Irwin, C. L. Carroll, J. S. Tyler, Vice Presi- 
dents; E. N. Morrill, Secretary; Ira J. Lacock, Treasurer; B. F. McCoy, Thos. 
Hart, James N. Mills, George G. Winkles, Milton Dixon, James Tyler, D. H. 
Sutherland, John Page, and N P. Rawlings, executive committee. 

October 9. Republican Judicial convention at Hiawatha Col. John A. 
Martin of Atchison, was elected President, and Cyrus Leland, Jr., of Doni- 
phan, Secretary. Fourteen delegates were present. The first ballot resulted 
in a tie between C C Camp, Esq , and R. Saintclair Graham. Finally Mr. 
Camp's name was withdrawn and Judge Graham was- nominated by acclama- 
tion. H. Boder, Jr., C G. Foster, J. G. Kelsey, Wm. Histed and Jaiob Wies- 
bach are elected a central committee. 

—A meeting of the stockholders of the St. Joe and Denver railroad is held 
at Elwood, E N. Morrill is elected one of the directors. 

October 11. Col D. R. Anthony, Hon. T. C. Sears, Col. Cloud, Gov. S. J. 
Crawford, Senator S. C. Fomeroy, and vlr Walker address a Republican meet- 
ing at the court house The Union Sentinel says: 

"There was but one Johnson, man present and he did not live in the county. If the thin^ 
was as nearly unanimous all over the state as it is in Brown countv, the Johnson office holders 
stand alone." 

October 13. Republican county convention at Hiawatha. J. W. Ober- 
holtzer was elected chairman and D K Babbitt secretary. The following 
nominations were made. Noah Hanson, County Superintendent; E. A. Spoon- 
er, Probate Judge; E. N. Morrill, Clerk of District Court; B F. Killey, County 
Attorney; C. E. Parker, Representative 12th District. The Union Sentinel 
roasts Mr. Killey claiming that he secured his nomination by fraud, misrepre- 
sentation and deception. 

October 18. J. W. Oberholtzer announces himself as an independent can- 
didate for Representative from the 11th district. 

— Col. E. Bierer announces himself an independent candidate for County 
Attorney. The Union Sentinel supports him. 

October 20. Mt. Olive M. E Church of Walnut Creek Township charter- 
ed. The articles of incorporation are signed by John Belk, Jacob J. Weltmer, 
Thos. M. Crews. George Wyatt, Carr Brown, F. A. Livermore, William Belk, 
Levis W. Dennen. The value of the property is given as $8i0.00. 



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October 23. Hon. Sidney ('lark and Hon. Geo. A. Crawford address a 
Republican meeting at the court house. 

October 25 M. C. Willis announces himself as a candidate for Repre- 
sentative from the 11th district. 

November 1. Col E Rierer and B. F. Killey, rival candidates for County 
Attorney, announce that they have withdrawn from the race and pledge them- 
selves not to qualify if elected, but leave the court to appoint a County At- 
torney as authorized by law. 

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November 7 W P. Proctor, M. P. Proctor, H. A.Smith, Wm. Hauber, 
Jas. II. Betty, George Stahl, Ro'iert Smith, C. L. Carroll, W. J. Proctor, Wm. 
.1. Caruthers. R A.Cornell, D C. Swayze, Paul Ford and S.W. Swayze incor- 
porate the Mount Carmel M. E Church of Clavtonville Township. The place 
of meeting is given as the school house and the value of the property is $200. 

Novembers The Union Sentinel says: "We have in Hiawatha two dry 
goods stores, one drug store, one grocery and saloon, one saddle and harness 
shop, one shoe-maker shop, one wagon-maker shop, two bla ksmith shops, one 
cabinet-maker shop, one wind (louring mill, one first-class hotel, one meat mar- 
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three carpenters, one stonemason, one Masonic lodge, one printing office, one 



1866-67] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 57 

free school and all other things that go to mike un a fast and flourishing town 
with a population of over three hundred souls." 

November 10 Urius Billman having removed from the county G. L. 
Becker was appointed trustee of Lot knane Township. 

—J. G. Kelsey having tendered his resignation as County Clerk on account, 
of ill health E. N. Morrill was appointed to till va< ancy. 

—The proposition of the publishers of the Union Sentinel to print the pro- 
ceedings of the Board of Commissioners for twenty-five cents per square is 
accepted. 

December 16. Hiawatha gets a daily mail route. 

18<>7. 

January 8. The petition of Geo. W. Parker and seventy three other 
house-holders of Irving Township, asking that S. hilling and Meisenheimer be 
licensed to keep a dram shop in Hiawatha is presmted to the County Commis- 
sioners and it appearing that the petitioners were a majority of the house- 
holders of the township, it was ordered that a license be issued upon the pay- 
ment of $75 into the county treasury. February 21st the law in regard to 
granting licenses was changed by the Legislature so as to require a petition 
from a majority of the residents, both male and female, before license could be 
issued. On March 2nd John Schilling appealed to County Clerk E N Morrill, 
for his license. Mr Morrill submitted the question to County Attorney Kil- 
ley, who gave a written opinion to the effect that a license could not be issued 
until the applicant had complied with the new law. Schilling and Meisen- 
heimer then closed their bar. 

— G. L. Becker having declined the appointment of trustee for Locknane 
Township, John G. Spencer is appointed. 

January 24. T. K. Hausberry, of Salem, Neb., is preparing to build a 
large flouring mill, water power, on the farm of I. P. Winslow, Esq., near Pa- 
donia. The material is being placed on the ground and will be built in the 
spring. — Union Sentinel. 

—The Union Sentinel says: "On Monday last a deer might have been seen 
leisurely trotting through town. No attempt was made to capture it. 

February 11. On petition of O. H. McCauley it is ordered that the 
town site of Robinson be declared vacated except California Avenue and the 
lots thereon, Temple street and the four blo:ks in the center of the town site 
commencing on California Avenue and Temple Streets with so much of the 
streets and alleys as are adjoining said blocks. 

February 21. The stock holders of the Brown County Wind Mill Com- 
pany vote to accept the proposition of Samuel McCowan to purchase the mill 
and to pay all the indebtedness of the company therefore. 

March 1. The Assessor's returns show the following products for 1866: 
Wheat, 45,015 bushels; Corn, 297,772 bushels: Barley, l,t 14 bushels; Oats. 65,- 
412 bushels; Potatoes, 5,692 bushels; Sorghum, 8,311 gallons; Wool, 10,510 
pounds; Horses, 1,853; Mules. 174; Cattle, 5,415; Sheep, 5,172; Hogs, 2,368. 

March 2. The State Historical Society is organized. Samuel A. King- 
man is President. 

March 6. School district No. 30, Shore, is organized by Superintendent 
Noah Hanson. The-first board are John M. Canon, director, J. A. Warhurst 
clerk, J. R. McDaniel, treasurer. 



58 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1867 

March 7. School district No. 31, Laus Creek, is organized by Superin- 
tendent Noah Hanson. Tbe first board are Thos. Anderson, director, Thos. 
Miller, clerk, Ephriarn Gamble, treasurer. 

MARcn 25. Township election. Resulted as follows: 

Claytonville Township: A. B. Anderson, Trustee; I. N. Seaman, M. E. 
Streetor, Justices: C. F. Trapp, Theo. Schecher, Constables. 

Irving Township: John Schilling, Trustee; J. G. Kelsey, I. P. Winslow 
and T. J. Kenyon, Justices of the Peace; Geo. E. Sellegg, Isaac Schmitt and 
L. B. Sloan, Constables. 

Walnut Creek Township: Franklin Meyers, Trustee; F. A. Livermore 
and Win. C. Thornton, Justices of the Peace; Jacob Bacon and Orlin Dickson, 
Constables. 

Locknane Township: John G. Spencer, Trustee; J. R. Bunn and C. C. 
Powers. Justices of the Peace; J. M. Frink and Dan Woodman, Constables. 

Makcii 29. The Sixth Semi-annual session of the Brown County Teachers' 
Institute is held at Hiawatha 

April 4. School district No. 32, Euchre Creek, is organized by Superin- 
tendent Noah Hanson. The first board are Luther Sperry, director: Thurston 
Chase, treasurer; Elbridge Chase, clerk. 

April 13. The Central Branch makes its first sale of land in the county. 
It deeds lots 6 and 7 in 22-3-17 to David J. Parks. Before the close of the year 
13,207 acres had been sold. 

May <5. Joint school district No. 5, B & N, is organized by Superin- 
tendent Noah Hanson. The first orrners are Jas. Dyche, director; Archibald 
Morehead, treasurer; Ira J. Collins, clerk. 

May 9. J. S. Tyler issues a call for the friends of Manhood Suffrage to 
meet in Hiawatha June 8th. 

May 13. Mrs. Lucy Stone and H. B. Blackwell addresse- the citizens at 
the court house in favor of female and negro suffrage. 

June 8. Impartial suffrage meeting at Hiawatha. E. N. Morrill was 
chosen chairman and B. F. Killey secretary. J. S. Tyler delivered a short 
address on the subject of "Manhood Suffrage.'' On motion the chair appointed 
Messrs Tyler. Ellis and Lacock a committee on resolutions who reported the 
following which were unanimously adopted: 

Whereas, All persons are entitled to the right of suffrage without respect to sex or color, 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That we are in favor of striking- the words "White'" and "Male" from the con- 
stitution of our state, and that we hereby pledge ourselves to work earnestly for the accom- 
plishment of these great natural and political rights. 

D. K Babbitt, Dr. H Graves, No ill Hanson, Simeon Wilkinson and J. S. 
Tyler were appointed a county central committee to act in conjunction with 
the state central committee in furthering the great cause of impartial suffrage. 

July 4. Sunday School picnic in Col. Bierer's grove. Capt. E. N. Morrill 
was president of the day. Ira J Li;ock read the Declaration and Rev. H. P. 
Robinson, of Highland, delivered the address. 

August 21 The Brown County Impartial Suffrage Committee announce 
the appointment of the following precinct committeemen: Roys Creek, M. B. 
Bowers, T. D. Ransom; Robinson, R H. Bollinger, Mrs N. P. Rawlings, C. L. 
Carroll: Pages, W. H. Sawyer, George Pierce, T. W. Price; Locknane, Riley 
Wo Klinui. C. Smith. D. H Sutherland; Tylers, J. K. Bunh, M. Frink, Mrs. J. 
S. Tyler: Pony Creek, Win, Cjllins, Johnathan Scott, James Stumbo; Carson, 



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George M. Benaett, Mrs E A Spooner, A M. Aldricli; Hiawatha, B. F. Killey, 
Mrs. John Walters, H Graves; Padonia, Miss Mary Leavitt. 

August 21. Gapt. E N.Morrill is appointed laud agent for the G. R. U. 
P. R. R. for Brown county. 

August—. Rev. J.H. Ballon organizes a Qai versa list church at Hiawatha. 

September 2. George W. Glick, as attorney for the G. B. U. P. Railway, 
appeared before the Board of Commissioners and asked tliat the assessment of 
the railroad be reduced from $12,00J per mile to $9,5 K) and that that portion of 
the road on the Kickapoo Reserve be exempted from taxation. The request 
was granted. 

— The board m ikes an estimate of county expenses for the ensuing year as 
follows: Salaries, $W00: Courts, $100 ); Bridges, $2000; Printing, $50 J: Inci- 
dentals, $10u0. 

—The tax levy is fixed at three mills for county purposes and two mills on 
all taxable real estate for road purposes. 

—The Seventh Semi-annual session of the Brown County Teachers' Insti- 
tute is held at Carson The following officers are elected: President, N. Han- 
son; Vice-presidents, A. G. Speer, I Hardee, E N. Morrill; Secretary, A. 
Carothers. Assistant Secretary, Mrs. C. Longerborn: Treasurer, W. P. Fuller; 
Auditor, J. O Shannon. 

September 25. C. Y. H. Langston, a colored gentlemen from Leaven- 
worth, speaks at the court house in favor of negro suffrage. 

September 27. Miss Olympia Brown addresses a meeting at the court 
house in favor of female suffrage. 

October 3. The Fourth Annual Fair is held by the Brown County Agri- 
cultural Society. The following officers are elected: Samuel Speer, President: 
S. W. Wade. D H. Sutherland and John Maglott, Vice-presidents; E N. Mor- 
rill, Secretary: Ira .1. Lacock, Treasurer: John Schilling, I. N. Seaman and 
B. F. McCoy, Executive Committee 

October 8. The St. Joe and Denver City Railroad hold a meeting at El- 
wood for the election of directors. E. N Morrill, of Brown county is chosen as 
one of the directors 

November 5. General Election. 



Representative 11th District, E. Bierer 

" '" " Ira J. Lacock 

" " David Glen 

L. E. Dunn 

Representative 12th District, John Downs 

" J.S.Tyler j e 

Countv Treasurer, W. B. Barnett 45 



Sheriff, I N. Seaman 



15 



Eli Moser '■ 27 



Register of Deeds, J. K. Klinefelter 

•« " J. W. Oberholtzer 

County Assessor, D. K Babbitt 

J.K. Bunn 

County Clerk. E. N. Morrill 

Surveyor, E. H Niles 

" J. O Shannon 

Commissioner 1st District, John Walters 

•' " '" M. B. Bowers 

Commissioner 2nd District. Jacob J. Weltmer 

J S. Tyler 

Commissisner 3rd District, J. K. Dickason 

S. W. Wade 

'• " " Theo. Schecher 

To strike the word "White" out of the Constitution 

Against 

For the amendment to the Constitution restricting 

the elective franchise to loyal persons 

Against 

To strike the word "Male" out of the Constitution . 
Agai.ist 



•»7 
61 
72 
25 [107 
14 70 
10 59 
13 | 78 
Hi | 37 
20 102 



17 ; 42 

2 ! 55 
1 33 
10 | 34 
21 100 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1867-68 



November 7. David Downer purchases the Union Sentinel from Lacock 
and Oberlioltzer. 

November 9 Tlie County Clerk is authorized to lease the upper room of 
the court house to school district No. 4 for a school room for three months. 

1868. 
January 1. Rev. Geo. Turner is appointed missionary for the Episcopal 
church in Brown county. Congregations were established at a number of 
places but no permanent churches were organized. 

January 10. W. B. Barnett is appointed County Treasurer to fill the 

vacancy occuring from January 12, 1868 to July 7, 1868, occasioned by the act 

of the legislature changing the time for the Treasurer to enter upon his duties. 

—J. B. Butterrieid is appointed Constable for Irving Township to till 

vacancy caused by the removal of G. E. Selleg. 

February 17. School district N». 33. Kentucky Ridge, is organized by 
Superintendent Noah Hanson. The first boad are E. R Cornelison, director; 
Thos Hart, treasurer; W. W. Cornelison, clerk. 

February 19. School district No. 34, Morrill, is organized by Superin- 
tendent Noah Hanson. 

February 28. Township- live in ranges fifteen and sixteen are lopped 
off from Brown county and given to Jackson county. This is done in the in- 
terests of Hiawatha and Holton in order to throw them nearer the center of 
their respective counties and enable them to hold the ( ounty seats. 

March 2. The act of the Treasurer of Brown county in selling the south- 
east quarter of section 16, town 1, range 15. the same being school land, to II. 
A. Rogers and John A. Blanchett for $3 00 per acre when the same was ap- 
praised at $5(j0 per acre, is legalized. 

March 3 The acts of the district board ,of Union school district No 3, 
Brown and Nemeha, is issueing bonds to build a school house is legalized by the 
legislature. 

March 3. More state roads. 

—One from Highland across Brown county towards Falls City. 
—One from Hiawatha to White Cloud on the shortest and most practica- 
ble route. The commissioners are Wm. B. Barnett and J. F. Babbitt on the 
part of Brown county. 

March 6. School district No. 35, Heiklar, is organized by Superintend- 
ent Noah Hanson. The first board are Henry J. Hecklar, director; Jacob W. 
Bowron, clerk; Abel Hedge, treasurer 

March 12. Joseph Kocher, B. F. Killey, D. K. Babbitt, J. Schilling, E. 
N. Morrill, H. M Robinson, W. B. Barnett and Ashley Chase issues a call for a 
Republican County Convention March 21st. 

March 21. Republican County Convention at Hiawatha Hon. Samuel 
Speer was called to the chair and D. K. Babbitt was elected secretary. M B. 
Bowers and J . S. Tyler were chosen delegates to the State Convention. E. N. 
Morrill, J. S. Tyler and M. B. Bowers, as a committee on resolutions repoited 
the following which were unanimously adopted. 

RewlVed, That we heartly endorse the action of Congress in its re-construction policy, and 
do not believe that the time has yet arrived for the rebels to leave the back seats. 

Resolved, That believing that treason should be made odious, we cordially approve the 
action of the National House of Representatives in impeaching- Andrew Johnson; thereby 



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01 



relieving the county of the great obsticle to a speedy restoration of the political status of the 
people so recently in the rebellion. 

Resolved, That the Republicans of Brown county hereby pledge their hearty and undivided 
support to Gen. U. S. Grant as their candidate for the Presidency. 

Resolved That the public debt incurred to preserve the National existence should ever be 
regarded as a sacred obligation binding the country to its full payment in the most perfect 
good faith and to the fullest extent of the legal requirement. 

Resolved, That we hereby pledge ourselves to support no man for office who is not fully and 
thorougly committed to the principles of the Republican party. 

A central committee consisting of E N Morrill, chairman; D. K. Babbitt, 
secretary; Samuel Speer, R H. Bollinger and J. S. Tyler were chosen. 

Radical speeches were made by Messrs Wilkinson, Scott, Collins, Tyler, 
Lacock, Macy, Bowers, Morrill and Speer. 

April 3 Brown County Teachers Institute holds its semi-annual meet- 
ing at Hiawatha. 

April 7. Township election. 



LOCKNANE TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, J. W. Powers 41 

B. W. Smith 27 

Treasurer, J, G. Spencer 40 

RnbertRay 24 

Clerk, J. W. Penn 38 

" W. Meyers 28 

Constable, E. H. Doolittle 37 

W.M.Warner '24 

Ashberry Gaskill 1 

WALNUT CREEK TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, J. H. Rains 33 

F.Meyers 11 

" N.Hanson 2 

J. Kirk 1 

Treasurer, C. E. Parker 34 

N.Hanson 2 

M. Willett 8 

" J . Cottrell 1 

Clerk, A. M. Aldrich 36 

'• J. W Scott 9 

" M. Willett 1 

Justice of Peace, Stanford McDaniel 8 

"' " John Downs 1 

Constable, Jacob Bacon 34 

" John Blanchett , 9 

IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, John Schilling 59 



Treasurer, H M. Robinson 58 

Clerk, R. 0. Chase 60 

Justice, D. K Babbitt 54 

Thomas Mann 4 

W. S Stretch 1 

Constable, J B. Butterfield 58 

" John Simpkins 58 

L.B. Sloane 57 

CLAYTONVILLE TOWNSHIP 

Trustee. A. B. Anderson 93 

D. P. Williams 56 

P. L Bunk..... 1 

Treasurer, John Bunk 77 

Philips. Kelly 63 

P. S Bunk 1 

Clerk, Seeley Sherman 66 

"' L. Hughes 4 

" L. M. Hughes 53 

•' J. L Hughes 1 

" I. N. Seaman 1 

" J. S. Snodgrass 24 

Constable Marion Wade 87 

D P. Pritchard 53 

John Mandsley 50 

B. A. Williams 27 

•' J Freeland 1 

J. Hughes 1 



May 20. Republican Convention at Chicago. Grant and Colfax nomi- 
nated for President and Vice-President. 

July 4. Celebration at Padonia. Speeches are made by Rev. J. A. Simp- 
son, Albert G. Speer and J. O. Shannon. 

July 6. Democratic Convention at New York. Horatio Seymour and 
Frank P. Blair nominated for President and Vice-President. 

July 7. On petition of B. F. Killey and others the Commissioners sus- 
pend the operation of the game laws so far as they apply to prairie chickens. 

JuLy 8. The Board of County Commissioners appropriate $500 for the 
Brown County Agricultural Society. 

July 29. Democratic State Convention at Topeka. Geo. W. Glick is 
nominated for Governor. 

August i. Sunday School celebration in Bedkers grove three miles north- 
east of Hiawatha. B. F. Partch marshal. 

August 6. The Republicans of Roy : s Creek organize a "Tanner's Club" 
with M. B. Bowers, President; H. F. Macy, Secretary;. L. B. Sloane, Treasurer; 



62 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1868 

R. Brewster, Philip Gribling, G. W. Lindley, J. W. Canton and U.S.Keith, 
Business Committee. 

August 19. Democratic Mass Convention at the court house. The call 
is for all opposed to a perversion of a true form of Republican government as 
evidenced by the re-construction a ts and who can affiliate and co-operate with 
the great National Democratic Party iu the ensuing Presidential campaign. 

August 27. A Grant and Colfax club is organized at Hiawatha with 
Thos. Mann, President; J. K. Klinefelter, Secretary; Thos. Ellis, Treasurer; 
A. J. Selleg, A G. Speer and J. M. Snively, Executive Committee. Speeches 
are made by J.O. Shannon and A. G Speer. It is resolved: "That the hospi- 
talities of the Club be exteuded to ali Democrats who wish to advocate the 
principles of the lost cause in our meetings." 

August 29. Republican Convention for 11 th Representative District at 
Hiawatha. Thos. Mann is chosen Chairman and J. W. Oberholtzer Secretary. 
A. J. Selleg is unanimously chosen delegate to the State Convention and John 
Walters alternate. 

—Republican Convention for 12th Representative District at Carson. 

—The Republicans of Carson jrg.mize a "Tanner's Ciub" with C. E. Par- 
ker, President; B. F. Watkins, Vice-president; A. Carothers, Secretary; J. J. 
Weltmer, Treasurer; Samuel Speer, G E Irwin, F. Myers, Executive Com- 
mittee Speeches are made by Albert Speer and J. O. Shannon. 

September 9. Republican State Convention at Topeka Jas. M. Harvey 
is nominated for Governor. 

September 19. Republican Convention at the court house. J. VV. Ben- 
son is Chairman and D. K Babbitt Seiietary. W. B. Burnett, C L. Carroll 
and I. P. Winslow are elected delegates to the Senatorial Convention and D. 
K. Babbitt is elected a delegate to the Judicial Convention. 

September 24-25. The Fifth Annual Fair is held at Hiawatha M. B. 
Bowers is elected President and E. N. Morrill Secretary. 

September 26. Republican Senatorial Convention at Capioma. B F. 
Killey is chosen Chairman and J C. Hubbard, of Nemeha, Secretary. The 
Brown county delegates are B. F. Killey, I. P Winslow, Geo E. Irwin and 
John G. Spencer. Albert G. Speer is unanimously nominated for Sen itor. J. 
C. Hubbard, I. P. Winslow and Samuel Speer are chosen as a Senatorial Com- 
mittee. 

—School district No. 24, Union, is organized by Superintendent Noah Han- 
son. The first board are Gilbert S. Weathers, director: Andrew Austin, 
treasurer; William Radford, clerk. 

September 28. The Bryn Zion Baptist Church is organized at Pitman 
school house, four and one-half miles south-east of Robinson, by Revs. Cozad 
and Cook. The constituant members were Allen and Elizabeth Mellotte, D. B. 
Pittsford, S. T. Mellotte, M. F. Streeter, Rachel McBride, Mary E. Mellotte, 
Mary Anderson, B. F. Lilly, Mrs. B F. Lilly. The organization was moved to 
Robinson in 1871. The last services were held December 19, 1885. 

October 2. Democratic Judicial Convention at Centralia. Wm. Hether- 
ington is Chairman and J. P. Taylor and W, D. Rippy, Secretaries. On motion 
of B. P. Waggener a committee on credentials is appointed. This committee 
reported the counties entitled to representation as follows: Atchison 10, Don- 
iphan 10, Brown 4, Nemeha 4, Marshall 2, Washington 2. All the counties are 
representated. Col M. Quigg nominated A. G. Otis forjudge. W. D. Rippy 



1868] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 63 

nominated D. M. Johnson. Otis received 22 votes and Johnson 10. On motion 
of C. G. Means the nomination of Mr. Otis is made unanimous. Mr. Otis ad- 
dressed the Convention at some length. R Wheeler is made the Brown county 
member of the Central Committee. 

October 8. The Republicans of Hiawatha raise a Grant and Colfax pole. 
E N. Morrill is President and Lieut Merryhew is Marshal. Speeches are 
made by Col F. M. Keith and B F. Killey. 

October 10. Republican Convention at Hiawatha. G. L. Becker Is 
Chairman and I. N. Seaman is Secretary. The following ticket is nominated: 

E. N. Morrill, Clerk of the Court; Noah Hanson, County Superintendent; B. 

F. Killey, County Attorney; D. K. Babbitt, Probate Judge; M. B. Bowers, 
Representative 11th District; Geo. E. Irwin, Representative 12th District; 
A resolution is unanimously adopted that the change in the county lines, 
striking off two townships, was for the best interests of the county and in- 
structing the Republicans to dppose any measure having in view the restor- 
ation of said territory to Brown county. 

October 12 Republican Judicial Convention at Hiawatha. A. K. Moore 
is chairman and Noah Hanson secretary. Delegates present were Russell 
Williams, Thomas Steanson, Wm. H. Smallwood, E. J. Jenkins and C. Leland 
of Doniphan; David Martin, C. G. Foster, D Carmichael, Benj. Wallick, N. J. 
Huntington, of Atchison; D K. Babbitt and Noah Hanson of Brown; Samuel 
Lappin and A. K. Moore of Nemaha; W. H. Smith of Marshall; Wm. S. Moore- 
house of Washington; A. Geiger of Republic. The balloting for Judge stood 
Nathan Price 9, David Martin 5, scattering 3. J. F. Babbitt is made the mem- 
ber of the Central Committee for Brown County. 

October 14. A new treaty is proclaimed with the Sacs and Foxes by 
which their reservation is reduced to its present limits. 

October 16. Democratic Convention at Hiawatha. L. R. Wheeler is 
chosen President, Samuel Smouse, Vice-President and J. J. Miles Secretary. 
Nominations are made as follows: State Senator, Jefferson Martin, of Nema- 
ha county; Representative 11th District, Samuel Smouse; Representative 12th 
District, John M. Meredith: County Attorney, J. J. Miles; Probate Judge, 
Joseph Hall; County Superintendent, Hiram Hall; Clerk of the Court, Capt. 
David Glenn. 

October 26. School district No. 36, Prairie View, is organized by Super- 
intendent Noah Hanson. The first board are E. HarriDgton, director, S. E. 
Erwin, clerk, Wm. Kensinger, treasurer. 



64 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1868 



November 3. General election. 



President, U. S. Grant, Republican 

'• Horatio Sey more. Democrat 

Governor, J M. Harvey, Republican 

Geo. W. Glick. Democrat 

Lieut. Governor, C. V. Eskridg-e, Republican 

" " Maxwell McUaslin, Democrat 

Secretary of State, Thos. Moonlight Republican... 
'« ■' Wilson Shanon. Jr., Democrat .. 

Treasurer, Geo. Graham, Republican 

•' Allen McCartney, Democrat 

Auditor, A . Thoman, Republican 

" Gotleib Schauble, Democrat, 

Attorney General, A. Danford, Republican 

" '• Ross Burns, Democrat 

Superintendent, P. McVickor. Republican 

A. Beatt.v, Democrat 

Associate Justice, D.M.Valentine. Republican 

W. R. Wag-staff, Democrat 

Senator, A. G. Speer, Republican 

U. .". Keith 

Nelsen Blakely 

"■ J Schilling- 

" Jefferson Martin, Democrat 

Judg-e, Nathan Price, Republican. 

. •' A. G. Otis, Democrat , 

Representative llth Dis't, M. B. Bowers, Republican 

" " " Samuel Smouse. Democrat 

Representative 12th Dis't, Geo. E. Irwin, Republican 

•' J. S.Tyler 

" " " J Meredith. Democrat 

County Clerk, E.N. Morrill, Republican 

D. Glenn. Democrat 

Superintendent. N. Hanson, Republican 

" H. Hall, Democrat 

County Attorney, B. F Killey, Republican 

" " J. J. Miles, Democrat ! 

Probate Judge, D. K. Babbitt, Republican 

" '■ Jas. Hall, Democrat 

For Amend men t-to Section 4, Article XV. . 

Ag-ainst Amendment 

Congressman, Sidney Clark, Republican 

C. W. Blair, Democrat 



17 146 
12 I 54 



Section 4 of Article XV of the Wyandotte Constitution read: "All public 
pri ntiug shall be let on contract to t lie lowest responsible bidder by such ex- 
ecutive officer and in such manner as shall be prescribed bylaw" This was 
amended at the 13(38 election to read: "All public printing shall be done by a 
State Printer, who shall be elected by the Legislature in joint session and shall 
hold office for two years, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified. 
The joint session of the Legislature for- the election of a State Printer shall be 
on the third Tuesday of January, lf-69, and every two years thereafter. All 
public printing shall be done at the Capital, and the prices for the same shall 
be regulated by law." 

This was adopted by a vole of 13,471 to 5,415. The peculiar wording of the 
section gave rise to the Hudson-Snow controversy in 1895, in which the Supreme 
Court rendered a decision from which each member of the court dissented. 

November 21. School district No. 37, Victory, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are: Ttfos. McCoy, director; L S. Warner, clerk; 
Gradwell Boice, treasurer. 

December 13. The Methodist Episcopal church at Hiawatha is dedicated. 
This is the first church dedication in the county. The structure is a neat stone 
building 33x52 and cost $">,0J0. It is out debt, thebalanceof $1,800 being raised 
at the deditation ceremonies. Rev. A. B. Leonard, Presiding Elder, preached 
the dedicatory sermon. 



1869J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 65 

1869. 
January 4. Railroad meeting at. Hiawatha. E. N. Morrill is chairman 
and Col. E Bierer, secretary. Ira J. Lacock, I. N. Seaman and O. Fountain 
are appointed a committee on resolutions and report the following which are 
adopted: 

Whereas, The President and Directors of the St. Joseph & Denver City R. R. have pro- 
posed to the people of Brown County that they will immediately survey and locate the road 
through Brown county, provided the $100,000 of stock or bonds of said county heretofore voted 
shall be made available to the company in grading and tietng the road through the county, 
therefore, be it, 

Resolved, By the people of Brown county in mass convention assembled, that the im- 
mediate construction of the St. Joseph & Denver City R R., through our county, is of vital im- 
portance to the people, and that we earnestly' recommend to the County Commissioners to re- 
submit the question of the 3100,000 of stock of Brown C »unty in the St. Joseph & Denver City 
R. R . to a vote of the people, thereby changing the conditions of issuing said bonds, so as 
to make the stock available to the company in grading and tieing the road through the county, 
provided the said railroad company shall survey and locate the road before the vote shall be 
taken as recommended." 

—Ira J. Lacock, A. J. Selleg, S. W. Wade, A. Curtis and I. N. Seaman 
were appointed a committee to confer with the President and Directors of the 
road, and urge upon them the importance of a speedy construction of the road 
west, through Brown county. 

January 5. The Commissioners decide to submit this proposition: 

"Shall the County Commissioners subscribe $100,000 in the capital stock of 
the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad Company, to be paid in bonds of said 
county at their par value, payable thirty years after date, and bearing interest 
at the rate of seven per cent per annum Said bonds to be issued only in pay- 
ment of work actually performed and material actually used in the county. 
The payments to be made in .such manner as the county commissioners may 
prescribe, provided no bonds shall be issued to said company until five miles of 
said road is graded in said Brown county, and ready for the track." 

Jt is further provided that in case this proposition is carried and accepted 
by the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad Company, that the vote of June 16, 
1866, shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect. 

January 1L A meeting is held at Hiawatha to organize a lodge of Good 
Templars. E. N\ Morrill is chosen chairman, and R. C. Chase, secretary. A 
petition is forwarded to the Grand Lodge, asking for a charter. Those signing 
it were: R C. Chase, Mrs. R. C. Chase, Geo. W. Baker, E. N. Morrill, Ira. J. 
Lacock, Mrs. Ira J. Lacock, Warren Rollins, Mrs. L. S. Rollins, Warren 
Austin, Rev G. A. Hoyt, Andrew McLaughlin. B. F. Partch, Mrs. B.F. Partch, 
Geo. Douis, J. K. Klinefelter, John Smouse, James M. Castle, Mrs. E. A. 
Chance, Lewis B Hall, A D Chase, Frederick Bedker, Frederick Bedker, Jr„ 
Kate Castle, Ann Castle, Geo. VVoodmansee, Theodore Bedker, John McCoy 
and Orlando Ellis. 

January 22. The directors of the St Joseph & Denver City R. R., order 
the road survey to Hiawatha. 

January 23. The legislature passes a law authorizing the commissioners 
of Brown county to erect a jail at a cost of not more than $5,00J and to issue 
bonds for the same, on not less than ten years time, to be sold at not less than 
ninety cents on the dollar, which bonds shall bear interest at the rate of ten 
per cent per annum. 

Febkuary 19. Joint school district No. 4, B. & N (Fidelity) is organized by 
Supt. Noah Hanson. The first officers are Patrick Dunigan, Director; Mont 
Lillery, Clerk, Gustaf Steifler, Treasurer. 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



March 4. A. D. Lynch, B. Aumillerand A. B Grubb are appointed com- 
mississioners on the part of Brown county to locate a state road from Holton 
via Netawaka, through Brown county as near the Kickapoo reserve line as 
practicable, to the Nebraska line. 

— Everard Bierer, John Walters and J. F. Babbitt are appointed on the part 
of Brown county to locate a state road from Hiawatha to White Cloud. 

March 11. The St. Joseph & Denver City R. R. survey is completed to 
Hiawatha. 

March 23. Fairview postoffice established with Orlando Fountain as 
postmaster. 

-Col. Harbine of St. Joe, addresses a railroad meeting at the court house. 
G. Amann, A. J. Sellegg, A. Chandler, Chas. Robinson, John Maglott, L D. 
Warner, and D. T. Smouse are appointed a committee to attend to the elec- 
tion on April 6th. 

— C. L. Parker. Thos, Hart and H. M. Coburn are appointed a committee 
to act in conjunction witli the County Commissioners in taking charge of the 
issuing of bonds to the railroad company. 

April 1. The contract for building the St. Joe & Denver City road from 
Troy to Hiawatha is let to Gunn & Robinson. 

April 6. Township Election. 



CLAYTONVILLE TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. 
D. J. Parks 


. 95 

. 88 

2 

2 

. 121 

. 40 

10 . 

! 2 
1 
1 

. 118 

. 52 

. 2 

1 

1 

1 

. 71 

. 72 
. 62 
. 47 

. 10 
. 18 
.. 30 
. 61 
. 124 


IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. 
B F. Partch 


.. 2 


Samuel W. Wade 




3 






.. 63 






J. Schilling 

A. L. Ellis 


Clerk. 


.. 187 




Clerk. 


2 






J. Schilling 

R. C. Cha^e 










.. 194 






I. J. Lacock 


Treasurer. 








.. 1 


G. Stites 
















Treasurer. 


Ashley Chase. .. 
Jus 

Jas Wilson 

S. B. Sloane.... 
W. W Winslow 
I. P Winslow... 
D.K. Babbitt... 

Jas. Simpkins.. 
J. B. Butterfleld. 

Geo. Seller 

G. W. Lindley .. 

For allowing ho 
Apainst allowin 


tice of the Peace. 
Constable. 


.. 164 






.. 21 
.. 70 
.. 130 
.. 187 
.. 198 

.. 19 
.. 32 
.. 159 














L. Hughes 

Jusl 


ce of the Peace. 


Laveus Hughes. 
J. A. Glenn 






E B. Green 






Constable. 


*s to run at large 

r hogs to run at large.. 


. 36 
.. 219 






G. W. Snodgrass 






LOCKNANE TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. 

A.M. Hough 

Clerk. 




M. Wade 












WALNUT CREEK TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. 
F. M. Starns 


. 130 
.. 30 

. 2 

. 37 
. 102 

. 152 

.. 107 
. 36 
.. 93 


.. 74 


E. N. Ordway... 




R. W. Smith... 




.. 25 




Clerk. 


H 


Treasurer. 




Levi Morrill 


Treasurer. 

ice of the Peace 

lei 

Constable. 






.. 49 


C E. Parker.... 


Justice of the Peace. 


.. 28 


Just 
Stanford McDan 
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1869J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 67 

April 6. Railroad bond election. 

For the bonds. Against. 

Hiawatha 179 3 

Roys Creek 2 61 

Robinson 102 36 

Page 1 63 

Lochnane 57 

Walnut Creek 96 13 

Pony Creek 18 33 

Padonia 14 7 

Tyler 10 15 

Total 422 288 

April 24. School District No. 39, Franklin, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are Lewis M. Huntley, director; B. W. Smith, treas- 
urer; J. K. Bunn, ilerk. 

April 27. School District No. 38 Everest, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are B. A. Williams, director; Wm. H. Dooly, Jr., 
treasurer; Wm. Jett, clerk. 

JurE 19. A petition is presented to the Probate Judge, asking for the in- 
corporation of the town of Hiawatha, but the prayer is refused. 

June 23 A council of Congregational ministers and delegates from Atchi- 
son, Muscotah, Highland and White Cloud, meet at Hiawatha, and consumate 
the organization of the Hiawatha Congregational church. Rev. G. A. Hoyt is 
pastor of the new organization. 

June 25. Teachers institute at Carson. 

July 7. Joseph Hall is appointed trustee of Irving township to fill va- 
cancy caused by resignation of John Schilling. 

July 26. County Clerk E. N. Moirill, makes the Brown county subscrip- 
of $100,000 to the capital stock of the St. Joe & Denver City Railroad. The 
location of the road is ordered changed from Highland. to the Wolf River route. 
Gunu aud Robinson enter into bonds to have the grading done to Hiawatha by 
October 1st. 

July 27. School District No. 41, Pleasant Hill, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are, Wyatt Sayler, director; George Wheeler, treas- 
urer; Wyatt Sayler, clerk. 

July 29. School District No. 42, Hortou, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. 

August 9. School District No. 40, Grand Prairie, is organized by Supt. 
Noah Hanson. The first board are S. C. Amend, director; Rev. Geo. Turner, 
treasurer; John McCreary, clerk. 

—School District No. 43, Turner, is organized by Supt. Noah Hanson. The 
first board are C. B. Johnson, director; John Danly, treasurer; Thos. Wilce, 
clerk. 

August 19. Railroad celebration picnic and concert in I. N. Seaman's 
grove at Claytonville. J. F. Babitt is presiding officer and B.B.Mann, marshal. 

October 1. Sixth Annual Fair. Officers are elected as follows: John 
Schilling, President; J. W. Oberholtzer, Secretary; John Walters, Treasurer; 
Samuel Smouse, John Maglott, B. F. McCoy, Executive Committee; Wm. 
Wallers and Nephi Cordray, Marshals. 



68 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1869 

October 2. Republican county convention. Ira J. Lacock is made chair- 
man M. C. Willis, John Schillingand Z. Holcombe are appointed a committee 
on credentials and report the following delegates entitled to seats in the con- 
vention: Roys Greek— T. J. Kenyon, T. D. Ranson, C. F. Bowron; Padonia— 
I. P. Winslow; Hiawatha-R. Zimmerman, G. Amann, John Schilling, Ira J. 
Lacock; Robinson— D. J. Parks, Z Holcombe, G. M. Stites, Aaron Wade, John 
Dovvell, G. B Wilson; Pages— M. C. Willis, Owen Jones; Locknane— G. L. 
Becker; Tylers— M. C Myers, E. A. Spoouer, A. Curtis; Walnut Creek— Joseph 
Kirk, Thurston Chase, J. Grover, S. D. Welcome; Pony Creek— Henry 
Houghton. 

—The following ticket was nominated: County Commissioners -M C. 
Willis, C. F. Bowren, J. S. Tyler; Treasurer— H. M. Robinson; Clerk— E. N. 
Morrill; Register of Deeds— J. K. Klinefelter; Surveyor— Stephen Aldrich; 
Sheriff— B. B. Mann; Coroner— 8. Wilkinson; Representative Eleventh Dis- 
trict— J. F. Babbitt; Representative Twelfth District— Alonzo Curtis. 

—The Union Sentinel says: "The convention fully established the fact, 
that such gatherings, are nothing but swindles upon the rights of the people, 
and do not represent the sentiments of the Republican party of the county. 
There were three precincts that were unrepresented, no election for delegates 
having taken place, while others were represented by proxy. The ticket was 
made up before the convention met, and delegates appointed to act who were 
known to be in favor of it." 

—Andrew McLaughlin for Treasurer, David Downer for Clerk, J. W. Ober- 
holtzer for Register of Deeds, I. N. Seaman, John E. Bowers, George E. Selleg, 
J. A.Wilson, S. K. Klinefelter, and N. Cordray for Sheriff, and E Biererfor 
Representative Eleventh District, announce themselves as independent candi- 
dates. 

. October 18. W. D. Webb, Wm L. Jones and Chas. W. Johnson are en- 
rolled as attorneys in the District Court. 

—Brown County Teachers Institute at White Eagle School house. Officers 
are elected as follows: J. A. Gilbert, S. Aldrich and W. J. Welcome, Vice- 
Presidents; A. Carothers, Secretary; J. K. Dickinson, Treasurer; D. L. Ander- 
son, Auditor. 



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November 8. A new school for the Kickapoos is opened near the center 
of the Diminished Reserve with Joshua A. Trueblood as teacher and an enroll- 
ment of twenty. The school is held in a hewed log church belonging to the 
tribe. In 1871 the building known as the Rising Station near the west line of 
the Reserve was purchased for $515 and remodled for a school building. The 
old Kennekuk mission building was torn down and the material used in this 
building. 

—Joint School District No, 6, B & N. (Granada) was organized by Supt. 
Noah Hanson. The first officers are A. M. Hough, director; S. R. Anderson, 
treasurer; W. W. Letson, clerk. 

December 9. The Union Sentinel advertises a horse race between horses 
owned by Col. E. Bierer and Capt. John Schilling. 

December «. Cavalry Parish of the Protestant Episcopal church, Rev. 
George Turner, pastor, is organized at Hiawatha. Samuel Smouse was chosen 
senior warden. W. B. Barnett, junior warden; C H. Orth, E. Bierer, H. M. 
Robinson, Dr. Collins, Geo. E. Selleg and David Downer, vestrymen, and Mrs. 
W. R. Gardner, treasurer. 

Decemer — . Some time during the year 1869, the Catholic church at 
Marak was built. 

1870. 

January 3. Terrapin voting precinct is established and elections are to 
be held at Terrapin school house. 

January 4. Claytonville voting precinct is established^ Elections are to 
be held at the home of D. J. Parks. 



70 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1870 



January 28. Railroad meeting at Falls City to consider the prospect of 
building a road from Hiawatha north into Nebraska. Among those who at- 
tended from Brown- county were E. N. Morrill, B. F. Killey, Dr. Graves, A. J. 
Selleg, H M. Robinson, I. P. Winslow. 

January — . First railroad rail laid in the county. 

February 12. A railroad meeting is held at the court house to adopt 
measures for the organization of a company, to build a railroad from Lawrence 
via. Hiawatha and Falls City to Brown vi lie, Neb. T. K. Hansberry was called 
to the (hair and H. M. Robinson was chosen secretary. A committee consist- 
ing of Messrs. Ira J. Lacock, E N. Morrill, W. B. Barnett, John Schilling, A. 
J. Selleg, I. P. Winslow and H. M. Robinson was appointed to draft articles of 
incorporation. 

February 22. H. M. Robinson opens the railroad station at Robinson. 

February 28. Pleasant Hill Cemetary Association of District 16, incor- 
porated with James W Belts, O. Fountain, G. Joss, John Kasermann and Jas. 
B. Allison as trustees. 

March 1. Joint School District No. 1, Brown and Nemaha counties is 
authorized to vote a two per cent anuuat tax for teachers wages. 

March 3, The sale of the school hou-e in District 29, is authorized by the 
legislature upon a vote of two thirds of the qualified electors of the district. 

March 7. The St. Joe & Denver Ci by R. R., is running daily trains to and 
from Hiawatha. 

March 18. School District No. 41, is organized by Supt. Noah Hanson. 
The first board are J. Duvall, director; J. H. Hart, treasurer; G. S. Becker, 

clerk. 

March 21. School District No 45, Temple, is organized by Noah Hanson. 
The first board are Abel Amon, director; James Spickehnier, treasurer; Miles 
Simmons, clerk. 

March 21. School District No. 46, Belle vue, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. 

March 26. A. railroad meeting is held it Hiawatha at which "The South- 
eran Nebraska and Northern Kmsas"and t,he "Northern Kansas and Southern 
Nebraska" railroad companies are consolidated as the Lawrence and Nebraska 
City Railroad Co. 

April 5. Township Election 



CLAYTONVILLE TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee Charles Kn abb 

Clerk D. Moore 

Treasurer Theo. Skecker 

Constable M Wade 

Constable W. Shortridge 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee Joseph Hall 

Treasurer Ashley Chase 

Clerk R . O. CJhase 

Constable Geo T. Woodmansee 

Constable Mathew Donly 



WALNUT CREEK TOWNSHIP 

Trustee F. M. Stains 

Treasurer Ben. Aumiller 

Clerk... Levi Morrill 

Constable David Simmons 

Constable J.C.Wolfe 

LOCHNANE TOWNSHIP 

Trustee A. M. Hough 

Treasurer Wm. Hart 

Clerk J. G. Spencer 

Justice of the Peace J. K. Bunn 

Constable A.Davis 

Constable , Wm. Warner 



—School District No. 47, Mt. Pleasant, is organized by Supt. Noah Han- 
son. The first board are John H. Decker, director; John Zimmerman, 
treasurer; R. J. Young, clerk. 

April 10. The First Presbyterian church of Hiawatha organized byFrank 
E. Sheldon in the M. E. church Those present were Mrs. Jane Pricer, W. S. 



1870] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 71 

Brown, Eugene M. Adams Susan M. Adams, Edward C. Work. Eugene M. 
Adams was chosen elder. 

April 14. County Clerk E. N. Morrill subscribes $100.00 to the capital 
stock of the St. Joe & Denver Railway. 

April 30. A. N. Ruley commences the publication of the Hiawatha 
Dispatch . 

May 2 Buncomb postoffice established with Wm. B. Dickinson as post- 
master. 

May 11 The survey of the Northern Kansas and Southern Nebraska road 
is commenced near Padonia. 

Junb 13. Ira J. Lacock, A. N. Ruley, H. C. Wey, G. B. Jones, John Schil- 
ling, B. B. Mann, E. Case, B. F. Killey, E. N. Morrill, A. M Blakesly, A. J. 
Sellegg and ninety-two others petition the Probate Court to incorporate the 
town of Hiawatha. The prayer is granted and John Schilling, John W. Pot- 
tenger, A. J. Selleg, A. J. Comstock and C. W. Johnson are appointed a board 
of trustees for the city until such time as their successors are duly elected and 
qualified. 

June 20. The Trustees of the town of Hiawatha organize by the election 
of A. J. Selleg as chairman and C. W. Johnson as clerk pro tem. George T. 
Woodmansee is appointed Constable, Joseph Hall, Assessor; Andrew McLaugh- 
lin, Town Collector and Treasurer. 

June 22. H. J. Aten is appointed Town Clerk for Hiawatha. 
June — . The U. S. census shows for Brown county. 

White males 3,737 

White females 2,986 

Colored males 45 

Colored females 48 

Indian males 5 

Indians females 2 

Total population 6,823 

Number of acres of improved land 50,189 

Value of farms $2,272,272 

Value of farming implements and machinery. $118,468 
Estimated value of all farm "productions in- 
cluding betterments and additions to stock. $457,283 
July 6. The Board of Trustees of Hiawatha by unanimous vote adopt a 
dram shop ordinance. The license fee is fixed at from $200 to $500. 

July 11. School District No 48, Pleasant Dale, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first board are Thos. Wilce, director, C. B.Johnson, treasurer, 
Geo. S. Foster, clerk. 

July 14. A dram shop license is issued to J. W. Albro by the Hiawatha 
Trustees. 

July 27. Grand Prairie postoffice established with Josiah C. Thomas as 
postmaster. 

July 28. J. F. Babbitt is appointed Trustee of Irving township to fill the 
vacancy caused by resignation of Joseph Hall. 

August 11. The Board of Trustees for Hiawatha grant a dram shop 
license to W. T. Walker. 

— C. W. Johnson submits the following design for a seal for Hiawatha 
which is adopted: "The seal shall consist of a circular impression with the 



72 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1870 

words, "Inhabitants of the town of Hiawatha," about the circumference, and 
crossed flags of the United States, and shield of the United States filling the 
center field." 

August 3. Marak postoffice established with Franz Marak as postmaster. 

August 4. School District No. 49, Fairfield, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first officers are B. A. Sprague, director: D. K. Snivey, treasurer; 
J. C. Lacroix, clerk. 

August 9. School District No. 50, Hamlin, is organized by Supt. Noah 
Hanson. The first officers were Robert Gaston, treasurer; David S. Bradford, 
clerk. 

August 20. The Germans of Brown county meet at the Court House to 
give expression to their views respecting the war in the Fatherland. C. M. G. 
Dusendschon is president, and Wm. Snyder, secretary. 

August 24. B. F. McCoy is appointed treasurer of Hiawatha. 

August 31. The "Bunkum Flouring Mill Co." is incorporated with 700 
$10 shares. The place of business is on the St Joe& Denver near the section 
line between section 11 and 12, township 3. The directors are Simeon Wilker- 
son, Boyd Dickinson, and Samuel P Dickinson of Bunkum, A. W. Ball, of 
Forest City, Mo., and A. B. Parks of Illinois. 

September 3. Republican district convention to send delegates to the 
state convention. W. B Barnett and M. B. Bowers are chosen from the 
Eleventh district and Samuel Speer from the Twelfth district. 

September 5 The Commissioners authorize Irving township to vote on 
the question whether the township shall subscribe $25,000 in bonds to the 
Northern Kansas and Southern Nebraska railroad. At the election 239 votes 
were cast against the bonds and 33 for. 

September 8-10. The Brown County Agricultural Society holds the 7th 
annual fair and elects officers as follows: John Schiliing, president, J. W. 
Oberholtzer, secretary; J. W. Walters, treasurer; R. S. Fairchild, B. F. McCoy, 
D. K. Babbitt, John Maglott and Samuel Smouse, executive committee; Samuel 
Speer, marshal. 

September 14. First Congregational church of Hiawatha incorporated, 
with A. M. Blakesly, C D. Lawrence, J. A. Pope, Simeon Baker and A. N. 
Ruley as trustees. 

September 24. Republican senatorial convention at Sabetha. Samuel 
Speer is chairman, and A. R May, secretary. The Brown county delegates 
are Samuel Speer, G. E. Irwin, A. C Foster, A. R. May, S. Wilkinson, E. N. 
Morrill. J. S. Hidden, Wm. Slosson, L. B. McKay, C. G. Scrafford were placed 
before the convention, and Slosson is nominated on the sixth ballot. J. C. 
Hubbard, Samuel Speer and I. P. Winslow are chosen a central committee. 

September 29. V. Adams is appointed street commissioner of Hiawatha. 

October 1. The Union Sentinel suspends publication. 

October 11 . Annual meeting of the stockholders of the St. Joe & Denver 
City Railrod at Elwood. Brown county is frozen out of a director. 

October 12. St. Francis Town Co., incorporated by Samuel W. Wade, R. 
II. Bollinger, Thos. Watterson, Jefferson Jenkins of Kansas, and Albert Mc- 
Call of St. Joe. Its purpose is to lay out a town on Sections 10 and 3 of Town- 
ship 3, Range 18. The capital stock is $2,0C0. 

October 17. A Democratic Senatorial convention at Sabetha nominates 
Joseph Cracraf t for senator. 



1870] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 73 

October 18. Masonic Grand Lodge meets at Atchison. Hiawatha Lodge 
is represented by W. M., Ira J. Lacock. who is eleected as one of the custodians 
of the work. 

October 22. Republican county convention. E. N. Morrill, was chosen 
chairman and J. A. Pope, secretary. Ira J. Lacock, S. Wilkinson and R. P. 
Smith were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the following 
list of delegates: Hiawatha— J. A. Pope, B. A. Sprague, Seth Barnum, E. N. 
Morrill, John Maglott; C. V. Pyle, I. J. Lacock, H. Seburn. Robinson— S. 
Wilkinson, S. W. Swayze, H. Cheal, Steven Quaife, T. A. Smith. Roys Creek— 
J. N. Mills, Thomas Ransom, C. F. Bowron. Walnut Creek— J. R. Hay ward, 
Reuben Ridley. Terrapin— R. P. Smith, J. Groves. Pages— M. C. Willis. 
Padonia— I. P. Winslow. For district clerk, H. J. Aten. received twenty-five 
votes and W. Wilson three. For superintendent R. C. Chase, received twenty- 
one votes, Steven Reasoner, seven; J. A. Gilbert, one. D. K. Babbitt, for 
probate j udge. A. R. May for county attorney, were nominated by acclama- 
tion. The county commissioners were requested to repair and fit up suitable 
rooms in the court house for the county superintendent and other county 
officers, and the officers to be elected at the ensuing election were requested to 
keep their offices at the court house. 

October 22. The Republican district convention for the Eleventh dis- 
trict nominates J. F. Babbitt for the legislature. 

October 22. A. G. Speer announces himself an independent candidate for 
the legislature from the Eleventh district. 

October 24. Joseph Cracraft in response to the request of A. N. Hough 
and other petitioners, announces himself as an independent candidate for 
State Senator. 

November 7. A dram shop license is issued to B. B. Mann by the Trus- 
tees of Hiawatha city. 



74 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1870-71 



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November 13. Edwin Olive, a young Welchman living eight miles east 
of Hiawatha commits suicide by hanging 

December 14. Morrill postofflce established with Sol. R. Myers as post- 
master. 

1871. 

January 2. Hiawatha Baptist Society incorporated by George Fuller, 
David Evans, James M. Chase, J. S. Tylei and E. H. Niles. The statement of 
property is "Two lots in the villege of Hiawatha $250; a meeting house in pro- 
cess of erection on said lots valued with material on the ground at $1,150. In 
addition to the incorporators, the charter is signed by Reuben Ridley. 
Samuel Ide, A. J. Anderson, Lewis Chase, A!mura Fuller, D. M. Frink, C. E. 
Parker, Wm. Gaston, S. B. Sholes, and it is certified that they are a majority 
of the members 

Jai t uary 4. Mission precinct is established in Clay ton ville township and 
the voting place is fixed at the home of M. J. Walsh. 

—Grand Prairie precinct is established in the northeast part of Locknane 
township and the voting place is fixed at the home of Josiah C. Thomas. 

January 9. Mannville postoffice established with Thomas Mann as post- 
master. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



75 



January 15. School District No. 51, Richland, is organized by Supt. R. 
C. Chase. The first officers are John Stapleton, director; Geo. C. Harden, clerk; 
and Peter Trompter, treasurer. 

February 16. A Masonic school of instruction is held at Hiawatha. 

February 23. The Legislature legalizes the plat of Hiawatha filed with 
the register of deeds January 2. 1871, and declares valid all deeds made by the 
probate judge or the Hiawatha town company to the occupants of the townsite. 

March 1. School District No. 52, Franklin, was orgainized by Supt. R. 
C. Chase. The officers are B. L. Rogers, director; L. D. Tatman, clerk; John 
Beamer, Treasurer. 

March 2. The acts of Joel G. Kelsey as probate judge of Brown county in 
the estate of Abner Norris are legalized. 

—The time of holding court in county is changed to the second Monday in 
April, August and October. Atchison, Doniphan, Brown and Nemaha counties 
now constitute the district. 

—Section lines in Brown county are again declared to be public highways, 
except such as have been vacated. 

March 3 Changes are made in the Lawrence and Hiawatha road where 
it runs over sections 34 and 27 in town 4, range 17. 

—The Legislature removes the political disabilities of Thos. A. Dunn. 

— The state is reapportioned Brown county now constitutes the seventh 
representative district and is entitled to one member. 

March 20. Ununda postoffice is discontinued. 

April, 3. Hiawatha City election. 



Mayor. 
J. Schilling- 


74 




112 


B. F. Killey 


123 


A. J. Selleg- 


, 49 


J. W. Pottenger 


76 


Police Judge. 




H.C. Wey 


78 


J. W. Oberholtzer 


125 


A McLaughlin 


50 




80 


N. O. Nelson 


47 




W. S. Bristol 









—The Dispatch says: -'The issue was saloons or no saloons and the contest 
was spirited from the ouset to the close. Every qualified voter and several 
that were not qualified, were hunted up and taken to the polls. The election 
resulted in the triumphant election of the anti-temperance ticket." 

April 4. Township Election. 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee J.F. Babbitt 

Treasurer Ashley Chase 

Clerk A. N. Ruley 

Justice of the Peace D. K. Babbitt 

Justice of the Peace J. M. Canon 

Justice of the Peace I. P. Winslow 

Constable Geo. T. Wood manse 

Constable Geo. W. Lindley 

Constable Wm.H. Hart 

CLAYTONVILLE TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee Charles Knabb 

Treasurer C.L.Carroll 

Clerk D Moore 

Justice of the Peace J. M. Bell 

Justice of the Peace I. E. Martindale 

Constable W. H. Shortridge 

Constable M . Wade 



LOCKNANE TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee A. M. Hough 

Treasurer Wm J. Hart 

Clerk A. D Lynch 

Justice of the Peace Chas. Smith 

Justice of the Peace C. B. Johnson 

Constable L. A. Davis 

Constable ■.. .. .David Bronson 



WALNUT CREEK TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee F. M. Starns 

Treasurer C. E. Parker 

f'lerk A, Carothers 

Justice of the Peace Samuel Stumbo 

Justice of the Peace — H. P. Kinney 

Constable ' W. H Furnish 

Constable L. Leonard 



76 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1871 

April 7. Mayor Schilling makes the following appointments: Clerk, H. 
J. Aten; Marshal; J. B. Butterfleld, Assistant Marshal, Chas. Corning; Treas- 
urer, James A. Pope. 

April 12. A bounty of 20c each is offered on all gophers killed in Brown 
county from May 1, 1871, to May 1, 1872. 

April 22. The Hiawatha Dispatch says: "Instead of corn being planted 
this spring in the courthouse square, we notice Mr. Bubach under the direction 
of the county clerk is setting out 100 evergreens. 

April 24 — F. J. Heller is appointed assessor and street commissioner for 
Hiawatha. 

May 27. Hiawatha builds a calaboose. 

May 31. B. F. Kelly is appointed police judge of Hiawatha vice J. W. 
Oberholtzer resigned. 

June 9. School District No. 53, Walnut, was Organized by Supt. R. C. 
Chase. The first officers are Jacob King, director; Chalmers Eppler, clerk; 
Westerfleld Overfleld, treasurer. 

June 12 C. W. Johnson is appointed City Attorney for Hiawatha. 

July 10. School District No. 51, Pleasant Hill, was organized by Supt. 
R. C. Chase. The first officers are Jno. Bemis. director; Noah M. Rummell, 
clerk; Jacob Heikes, treasurer. 

August 7. The council of Hiawatha give B. B. Mann, authority to trans- 
fer his dram shop license to F. Robinson. 

—School District No. 55, Little Chapel, is organized by Supt. R. C. Chase. 
The first officers are John W. House, director; J. A. Flickeuger/clerk; Abra- 
ham Stiles, treasurer. 

August 9. A dram shop license is issued to B. B Mann bythe trustees of 
Hiawatha. 

—The temperance people of Hiawatha hold a mass meeting. II . F. Hall, 
is chosen chairman, and the following resolutions are adopted: 

Wherkas, We, the temperance people of Hiawatha, having met in the court house per ad- 
journment, to be present at the meating of the council, and 

Wherkas, The council having failed to meet, therefore be it 

Resolved, That we deeply deplore the absence of the council, and offer to them our heart 
felt sympathies of being deprived of meeting- with us on this occasion. 

Resolved, That we the temperance people of Hiawatha, pledge our influence, our means and 
our lives, if ueed be, to the overthrow of intemperance. 

Resolved, That if the council grant license in the face of our overwhelming remonstrance, 
■contrary to the law, we as good law-abiding citizens, pledge ourselves to see the law sustained. 

Resolved, That we extend our thanks to the ladies for manifesting their interest in the 
temperance cause by being present this evening. 

August 19. School District No. 56, Mission Center, was organized by Supt. 
R. C. Chase. The first officers are Jno. Elliott, director: H. F. Douthart, clerk; 
J. M. Bell, treasurer. 

September 4. The tax levy is fixed at 4£ mills for county purposes, 3 
mills to pay interest on St. Joe & Denver bonds, 3 mills for road purposes, i 
mill for township purposes. 

September 5 The lommissioners decide to submit the question of voting 
$30,000 worth of bonds to build a court house, to a vote of the people. 

September 6. A dram shop license is issued to O. B. Carroll by the city 
council of Hiawatha. 

September 9. County Teachers Association at Fairview. 



1871] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 77 



Setember 21-23. Eighth Annual Fair. Officers are elected as follows: 
President, John Schilling; secretary, J. W. Oberholtzer; treasurer; W. B. 
Barnett; executive committee, B. F. McCoy, D. K. Babbitt, D. K. Snively. 

October 5. Nineth semi-annual session of the Brown County Teachers 
Institute at Hiawatha. 

October 10. Annual meeting of the stock holders of the St. Joseph & 
Denver City Railroad at Elwood. Major E. N. Morrill is elected one of the 
directors. 

October 12. Chicago relief meeting at the Hiawatha M. E. church. 
Donations amounting to nearly $300 were made. Rev. J.A.Amos, D. K. 
Snively and Wm. Wellcome were appointed a committee to solicit further 
contributions. 

October 21. Republican county convention. M. C. Willis was elected 
chairman and M. F. Knappenberger, secretary. Messrs. Deviney, Bowers, 
Winslow, Chase and Swazey were appointed a committee on credentials. The 
following resolutions offered by M. B. Bowers were adopted: 

Whereas, In the conducting of all political parties it is necessary to adopt some plan by 
which candidates may be presented to the people for their suffrage and 

Whereas, The delegate convention system has been adopted by the Republican party of 
Brown count}' after mature deliberation and by consent of the party as the best means of select- 
ing candidates for the several offices, therefore be it 

Resolred That the action of the authorized conventions o." the party are binding upon the 
party. 

Rexolved, That the harmony of the party can only be maintained and success secured by a 
cordial support by the party of candidates put in nomination by its convention. 

Resolved, That this convention will not act upon the claims of any candidate who will not 
pledge himself to abide by its action and cordially support its nominees. 

E. N. Morrill and Gilbert were put in nomination for county clerk. The 
ballot resulted Morrill, 32; Gilbert, 4. Andrew McLaughlin for treasurer; C. F. 
Bowron for representative, S. E. Erwin for surveyor, and Samuel Wilkinson for 
coroner were nominated by acclamation. B. F. McCoy, J. E. Bowers and F. M. 
Starns were placed in nomination for sheriff. The ballot resulted McCoy 
19, Bowers 15, Starns 3 

A. R. Piatt and J. W. Oberholtzer were put in nomination for office of 
recorder. The first ballot resulted, Piatt 18, Oberholtzer 18. Second ballot, 
Piatt 20, Oberholtzer 16. 

For commissioner A. M, Hough, J. Tyler, J. Weltmer, J. H. Rains. 
Amend were placed in nomination for Walut creek district. Hough received 
21 votes, Tyler 9, Weltmer 3, Rains 1, Amend 1 . 

M. C. Willis, B. F. Partch and C L. Carroll were placed in nomination for 
commissioner of the Clayton ville district. First ballot resulted Willis 14, 
Partch 18, Carroll 3, Parks 2. Second ballot. Willis 15, Partch 20, Carroll 2. 

For commissioner of the Hiawatha district M. B. Bowers was nominated 
by acclamation. 

For railroad assessor J. P. Johnson of Doniphan county received eight votes 
and Geo. Graham of Nemaha county re( eived two. 

E. N. Morrill, R. P. Smith and D K. Babbitt were appointed as a central 
commmittee. 

October — . Democratic convention at Hiawatha. E. Harrington is 
chosen chairman and Geo. E. Clayton secretary, An executive committee 
consisting of Henry A. Parsons and D. P. Williams for Claytonville township. 



78 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1871 



E. Bierer for Irving, A. Martin for Locknane, and John Brawley for Walnut 
Creek are appointed. E Bierer for county clerk, Adam Schilling for treasurer, 
Geo. Jones for sheriff, Chas. Ellis for surveyor, Samuel Smouse for coroner, 
Theodore Schecker, Hiram Hall, Henry Little for commissioners, and Henry A. 
Parsons for the legislature are nominated by acclamation. For register of 
deeds, J. A. Pope, J B. Jones, and James Miles were placed in nomination. 
The ballot resulted, Pope 15, Jones 10, Miles 2. 
November 7. Annual election. 



For Representative. 

C F. Bowron, Republican — 

H. A Parsons, Democrat... 
Countv Commissioners. 

15. "F. Partch. Republican ... 

M. B. Bowers, Republican.. 

A.M. Hough, Republican... 

H. S. Lvtle, Democrat 

T. Schecker, Democrat 

Wm. Hewitt, Democrat 

H. G.Hall, Democrat 

County Clerk. 

E.N. Morrill, Republican . . . 

E. Bierer, Democrat 

County Treasurer. 

A. McLaughlin, Republican. 

A. Schilling-, Democrat 

Sheriff. 

B.F. McCoy, Republican.. . 

G. B Jones, Democrat 

Register of Deeds. 

A R. Piatt, Republican 

J. A. Pope, Democrat 

County Surveyor. 

S. E Erwin, Republican 

C. B, Ellis, Democrat , 

Coronor. 

S. Wilkinson, Republican. . 

S, Smouse, Democrat 

Railroad Assessor. 

Geo. Graham 

J. P. Johnson 

Court House. 

For Public Buildings 

Against Public Buildings.. 



For the Court house Bonds .. . 
Against the Courthouse Bonds 









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November 22. The name of Buncombe postoffhe is changed to St. Francis. 

December 1. Hiawatha has a $12,000 Are. Five business houses are 
burned. 

December 7. Railroad meeting at Hiawatha to encourage the building of 
the narrow guage railroad from Leavenworth to Falls City. B. F. Killy was 
called to the chair and H. J. Aten was chosen secretary. W. B. Barnett, Ira 
J. Lacock and Simeon Baker were appointed a committee to confer with the 
officers of the road. 

December 17. Hiawatha citizens meet to organize a Hook and Ladder 
Company. Wm. Wellcome is chosen chairman and T. J. Elliott secretary. A. 
N. Ruly. J. E. Bowers, and T. J. Elliott are appointed to draft by-laws. An 
organization is soon perfected as follows: A. N. Ruley, president; J. E. Bow- 



1871-72] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 79 

ers, foreman; W. C. Maxwell, assistant foreman; W. P. Henderson, secretary; 
Wm. M. Wellcome, treasurer. 

December 28, The G. A. R. encampment meets at Lawrence and plans 
for a reunion at Topeka, February 22. E. N. Morrill is placed on the committee 
of arrangements for Brown county. 

1872. 

January 2. Henry A. Hough is appointed trustee of Locknane township 
vice A. M. Hough resigned. 

January 3. The Commissioners redistrict the county into eight town- 
ships to be known as Irving, Robinson, Mission, Powhattan, Walnut, Hamlin, 
Padonia and Hiawatha. Voting precincts are establisted as follows: In Irv- 
ing at Kenyon school house, to be known as Irving Precinct; in Robinson, one 
at the town of Robinson, to be known as Robinson Precinct; and one at the 
Morgan school house to be known as Page Precinct; in Mission, one at the 
Prairie View school house to be known as Prairie View Precinct, and one at 
the home of M. J. Walsh, to be known as Mission Precinct; in Powhattan, one 
at school house No. 44, to be known as Powhattan Precinct; and one at school 
house No. 48 to be known as Kickapoo Precinct; in Walnut, one at the Carson 
school house to be known as Walnut Precinct, and one at the Tyler school 
to be known as Tyler Precinct; in Hamlin, one at the town of Hamlin to be 
known as Hamlin Precinct, one at Scotts school house to be known as Poney 
Creek Precinct; in Padjnia township at the town of Padonia; in Hiawatha 
township at the town of Hiawatha. Some changes were made in the boundary 
lines at the February meeting which made the townships more uniform in size. 

Jai t uary 12. County Teachers Association at Robinson. Officers elected 
areR. P. Wilson, vice president: M. F. Knappenberger, secretary; C. C. Stack, 
treasurer; W. A. Scanthrie, editor. 

January 30. Hiawatha Lodge I. O. O. F. is instituted by H. F. Macy, 
and the following officers are installed: W. R. Scott, N. G.; J. W. Oberholtzer, 
V. Gr.: A. N. Ruley. R. S.; C. V. Pyle, P. S.: R. S. Fairchild, T. The charter 
members are: J. W. Oberholtzer, C. V. Pyle, A. N. Ruley, W. R. Scull, R. S. 
Fairchild, Bennett Hicks, Samuel Slater, Jeremiah Slater, Jno. Slater, 
Nathaniel Slater, A. L. Bradley, A. J. Hargis. 

February 1. The Dispatch booms the Narrow Guage road. It says: 
"The Kansas Central Narrow Guage road running from Leavenworth via Grass- 
hopper Falls, Arlington and Holton, and on west to Denver, is now being built. 
Arlington, in Atchison county is the point spoken of on this road where the 
road that is proposed to be built north through our county branches off. The 
route from the point spoken of is up a branch of the Grasshopper a distance of 
five miles, from Muscotah to the Brown county line, a distance of seven miles 
and then still up a branch of the Grasshopper or of Mission Creek on north to 
Hiawatha, thirteen and a half miles, and from thence on to the north line of 
Brown county, opposite Falls City, a distance of ten and a half miles." 

February &. Kickapoo precinct in Powhattan township is moved from 
school house No. 48 to school house No. 43. 

February 8. M. B. Bowers having failed to qualify as county commis- 
sioner, H. F. Macy is appointed to till the vacancy. 

February 17. Republican county convention. C. L. Carroll was chosen 
chairman and John Schilling, secretary. E. N. Morrill. J. S. Tyler, and I. P. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[181 



Winslow, were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the follow- 
ing persons entitled to seats in the convention: Tylers— J. S. T>ler and Henry 
Monroe; Pony Creek— H. Houghton, B. Graybill, S. R. Stumbo; Grand Prairie 
— H. H. Grimes, M. V. Kibby; Walnut Creek— William Gaston. T. S. Robbins, 
John Weis; Robinson— C. L Carroll, G. M. Stites, S. W. Swayzie; Padonia— 
Isiah Williams, I. P. Winslow: Hiawatha— D. K. Babbitt, E. N. Morrill, John 
Schilling, W. B. Corning, I. B. Hoover, Ashley Chase, J. E. Bowers. R. S. Fair- 
child, G. W. Bubach; Roys Creek— J. N. Cannon, T. S. Ransom, F.M.Keith, 
T. A. Dunn; Claytonville— W. T. Erwin, I. N. Smith. 

Joseph Cracraft and E. N. Morrill were elected as delegates and C. R. 
Bowron and Ashley Chase as alternates to the state convention at Lawrence. 
The delegates were instructed to vote for no men as delegates to the Phila- 
delphia convention who were not outspoken Grant men. 

February 19. School District No. 53, (La Grange) was organized by 
Supt. R. C. Chase. 

February 23. The act of the commissioners in districting the county 
into municipal townships is legalized and an election for township officers is 
authorized for April. 

February 26. The owners of sections 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 
27, 28, 33, 34, 35, south half of 9, and the west half of 12, in town 3, range 16, and 
sections 2, 3 and 10, of town 4, range 16 are authorized to enclose the same as a 
common field for a period of five years. 

March 1. Nathan Price resigns as judge of the Second Judicial District, 
and P. L. Hubbard is appointed as his successor. 

March 8. County Teachers Association at District No. 6. 

March 11. Jas. a. Pope resigns as Treasurer of Hiawatha and J. W. 
Oberholtzer is appointed to fill the vacancy. 

March 22. C. D.Lawrence, Simeon Baker, A. M. Blakesly, A.J. Selleg, 
issues a call for the temperance people of Hiawatha to meet and nominate a 
city ticket. 

March 28. The first Grange in the state is organized at Hiawatha by 
Joshua Ball Officers are elected and installed as follows: J. F. Babbitt, mas- 
ter: John Walters, overseer: Joseph Cracraft, chaplain: Harvey Seburn, lecturer; 
Joseph Kittenger. secretary: Everard Bierer, treasurer; John M. Hillman, 
steward; Wm. D. Rife, assistant steward: E T. Cliamberlin, gate keeper. A 
petition for a charter is signed by twenty-seven males and seventeen females 
and forwarded to the National Grange at Washington, D. C. 

March 29. Prairie Springs Grange No. 2, is organized by Joshua Ball. 
Seely Sherman is master: I. L. Vail, secretary: D. B. Welding, lecturer, J. A. 
Jeffries, treasurer. The charter membership is 17. 

March 30. At a meeting held in Hiawatha Township, Major E. N. Mor- 
rill, Capt. Ira J. Lacock, W. B. Barnett, A. J. Selleg, and W. D Webb are ap- 
pointed to draft and circulate a petition to be submitted to the commissioners 
asking for an order submitting a proposition to the voters of Mission. Hiawa- 
tha and Padonia township to vote aid to the proposed Narrow Guage Railroad 
through the county from south to north. 

April 1. Hiawatha city election. 



Mayor. 

A. McLaughlin, anti-license 

J. W. Oberholtzer, license 


88 

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89 

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Councilmen. 

D. K. Snively, anti-license 

T. B. Dickason, •' ,k 

W. S Bristol, 


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89 


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Police Judge. 

J. D. Hill, anti-license 

W. D. Webb, license 

B. F. Killey 


I. B. Hoover, license 

G. A maun. " 

D M. Reid, " 

C. Meisetiheimer," 

R. S. Fairchild, " 


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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



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April 2. Township election. 



POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, D. L. Burner 

Oscar Barnes 

Geo. Humphrey 

Clerk, A. D. Lynch.... ... 

Geo. Moore 

Treasurer, J. W. Penn... 

Wm Piatt 

Constable, E. A. Doolittle 

Wm. Bronson 

Geo W. Beytner 

A. Johnson 



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B. Graybill 

Wm. Furnish 



PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. Henry Anderson 74 

Jacob Reasoner 1 

Clerk, Jacob Reasoner 77 

Treasurer, Wm. Hewitt 71 

Constable, Jno. Simpkins 68 

C. M. Cardner 71 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, A. Walters 224 

Bob Price l 

Clerk. A. N. Ruley 1% 

Reuben Lawson 14 

Jeff 5 

Treasurer, C. H. Janes 225 

Constable, Geo. T. Woodmansee 184 

Chas. T Corning- 190 

B. F. Devinney 65 

J . Butterfield 2 

B. W. Cowan 1 

R. Lawson 1 

IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, J. M. Cannon 67 

D. P. Campbell 21 

M.V. Christv 8 

Clerk, J. Brawley 94 

Campbell 1 

Treasurer. T. J. Keneyon 91 

Constable, J. C. Sherman 84 

S, O. Mills 67 

G. W. Whitney 12 



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Trustee. Chas. Knabb 

R. P Wilson 

Clerk, C. L. Carroll 

J J. Byrne 

Treasurer, Geo. M.Stites. 

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April 6. Mayor McLaughlin makes the following appointments; W. C. 
Maxwell, city clerk; A. R. Piatt, treasurer; C. P. Corning, marshal; W. B. Corn- 
ing, street commissioner; W. D. Webb, city attorney. W. D. Webb, declined 
to accept and J. D. Hill resigned as police judge and was appointed city at- 
torney. S. P. Gaskell was appointed to fill the vacancy as police judge. 

April 8. Kickapoo precinct is moved back to school house No. 48. 

April 11. The bounty on gopher scalps is reduced to 10c a head. 

April 13 School District No. 59, Maple Grove, is organized by Supt. 
R C. Chase. The first officers are C. B. Gieen. director; David Moore, clerk; 
Daniel A. McNeil, treasurer. 



82 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1872 

April 17. School District No. 60, Mt. Pleasant, is organized by Supt. 
R. C. Chase. 

—School District No. 57, Eagle is organized by Supt. R. C. Chase. 
May 1. The saloon license of the only saloon left in Hiawatha expires. 
The new council will not renew it. 

May 3. Liberal Republican convention at Cincinnati nominates Horace 
Greely for President, and B. Gratz Brown for Vice President. 

May 5. First Communion service of the First Presbyterian church of 
Hiawatha. 

May 6. Robinson Grange No. 3, is organized with C. F. Trap as Master 
and S. A. Holcomb as Secretary. 

May 27. An election is held in the townships of Mission, Hiawatha and 
Padonia, upon the proposition to issue township bonds to the Kansas Central 
Railroad Company and resulted as follows: 

For. Against. 

Mission Precinct 42 28 

Prairie View Precinct 61 22 

Hiawatha Precinct 223 52 

Padonia Precinct 79 27 

June 6. Republican National convention at Philadelphia, nominates D; 
S. Grant for President, and Henry Wilson for Vice President. 

Joly 10. Democratic convention at Baltimore adopts the Liberal platform 
and nominates Greeley and Brown. 

June 11. Democratic State convention at Topeka. Brown county is 
represented by P. Becker. 

June 14. B. F. Devinney is appointed street commissioner for Hiawatha 
vice W. B. Corning resigned. 

July 4. The Good Templars celebrate at Claytonville, in Seamen's grove. 
Speeches were made by George Seaman, R. C. Chase, Rev. Shackelford, J. M. 
Hasness and M. H. Redwood. 

—The Grangers celebrate at Robinson. J. F. Babbitt master of the 
Hiawatha Grange, and T. C. Clarke, master of Ceder Creek Grange, from 
Doniphan county, were the orators of the day. 

July 27. A Grant and Wilson club is organized at Hiawatha, B. F. 
Partch is elected temporary chairman and N. F. Leslie secretary. Ira J. La- 
cock, S. M Pratt, and A. McLaughlin were appointed a committee on consti- 
tution and by-laws. A. N. Ruley, E N. Morrill, and B. F. McCoy were ap 
pointed a committee to solicit names for membership. The call as published 
is for those who are in favor of sustaining those who crushed out the slave 
holding rebellion and who desire equal and exact justice to all without distinc- 
tion of race or color. 

August 6. Liberals and Democrats in favor of Horace Greeley meet at 
the court house to organize a Greeley club. C. W. Johnson is chairman. 
Speeches are made by C. W. Johnson, Henry Parsons, B. F. Killey and Col. E. 
Bierer. Grant and Wilson men pack the meeting and interrupt the proceed- 
ings. 

August 9. The permanent organization of the Grant and Wilson club is 
perfected by the election of E. N. Morrill as president, N. F. Leslie, recording 
secretary; H. J. A ten, corresponding secretary; B. P. McCoy, treasurer: and S. 



1872] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 83 

M. Pratt, C H. Lawrence, J. W. Oberholtzer, J. D. Hill, and Ira J. Lacock as 
as an executive committee. 

August 27. Democratic convention at Hiawatha to select delegates to 
the State convention. 

—Liberal Republican convention at Hiawatha to select delegates to the 
State convention. Speeches are made by Col. Doniphan of St. Joseph, Gen. 
Craig, of St. Joseph and D. M. Johnson, of Doniphan county. B. F. Killey and 
Col. E. Bierer are chosen as delegates to the State convention. 

August 29. Republican county convention. F. M. Keith was chosen 
chairman and R. C. Chase, secretary. E. N. Morrill, J. M.Cannon and A. M. 
Hough were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the follow- 
ing delegates entitled to seats in the convention: Hiawatha— B. F. McCoy, R. 
C.Chase, E. N. Morrill, Franklin Meyers, E. N Knapp, A. Walters, John 
Maglott. J. D. Hardy, A. J. Leibengood; Irving— C. F. Bowron, J. M. Cannon, 
M. Noble, F. M. Keith, H. F. Macy; Powhattan— A. M. Hough, J. G. Spen- 
cer; Walnut— A. J. Anderson, N. Hanson, G E Erwin. 

E. N. Morrill, C. F. Bowron, J. G. Spencer, Noah Hanson and H. Anderson 
were appointed a committee to recommend suitable persons for delegates to 
the several conventions. They made the following report which was unani- 
mously adopted: 

Delegates to the State Convention at Topeka— J. G. Spencer, and W. B. 
Barnett. Alternates— C. C. Crubb and R. P. Smith. 

Delegates to Congressional convention at Lawrence — Ira J. Lacock and M. 
C. Willis. Alternates — A. Carothers and J. W. Oberholtzer- 

Delegates to the Judicial convention at Hiawatha— H. F. Macy, B. F. Mc- 
Coy, A. R. May and A. B. Anderson 

Delegates to Senatorial convention— A. M. Hough, I. P. Winslow, Noah 
Hanson, J. M. Cannon, D J. Partch, E. N. Morrill. 

August 30 Republican Judicial convention at Hiawatha. N. B. Wood 
of Doniphan county, was selected as chairman and A. R. May as secretary. 
The Brown county delegates are: H. F. Macy, B. F. McCoy, A. R. May and 
A. Anderson, Hon. P. L. Hubbard was nominated for Judge by acclamation. 
E. N Morrill is made the Brown county member of the central committee. 

August 31. The Republicans of Powhattan township meet in District 22 
to organize a Grant and Wilson club. A. M. Hough is elected president, D. L. 
Burger and J. G. Spencer secretaries. 

September 4. Republican State convention at Topeka. J. G. Spencer and 
W. B Barnett are the Brown county delegates. Daniel W. Wilder is nomin- 
ated for Auditor and Samuel A. Kingman for Chief Justice. 

—Republican Congressional convention at Lawrence. Ira J. Lacock and 
M. C. Willis are the Brown county delegates. Ira J. Lacock is a member of 
the committee on resolutions. 

September 11. Democratic State convention at Topeka. W. W. Beymer 
is the representative from Brown county. 

—Liberal Republican convention at Topeka. B. F. Killey and E. Bierer 
are the Brown county representatives. Mr. Killey is selected asone of the vice 
presidents. 

September 18. The Republicans of Robinson organize a Grant and Wilson 
club withC. L. Carroll as president, S. W. Swayze as vice president, J. R. 



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Sterline and J. A. Gilbert secretaries: R. P. Wilson, reader: H. Crounse, treas- 
urer. 

September 26. Nineth annual fair is held under the auspices of the Brown 
County Agricultural Society. John Schilling is re-elected president and J. W. 
Oberholtzer, secretary. 

September 27. Robinson Lodge No. 98, I. O. O. F., was instituted with 
the following charter members: A. J. Owen, N. G.; L. C. Parker, V. G.; G. B. 
Sterline, Secretary, M. V. Christy, Treasurer: Lum Martin, W. Swift, J. Sher- 
man, J. Wynkoop. 

October 2. Republican rally in Hiawatha. Speeches are made by D. P. 
Lowe, C. B. Wilkinson. George Graham and W. W. Smith. 

October 9. First Presbyterian church of Hiawatha incorporated by 
Edward C. Work, Wm. S. Brown, T. C. Mathews, John E. Moon, John Davis. 

D. M. Reed, L. G. Thacker. 

October 15. Annual meeting of the stock holders of the St. Joe and 
Denver City Railroad. E. N. Morrill is i hosen one of the directors. 

October 19. Republican Senatorial convention at Sabetha A. M. Hough 

E. N. Morrill, D. J. Parks, I. P. Winslow, N. Hanson and J. M. Cannon are the 
Brown county delegates. An informal ballot for senator resulted: W. B. Bar- 
nett 3, E. N. Morrill 6, Ira F. Collins 5. A formal ballot resulted E. N. Mor- 
rill, 8, W. B. Barnett 2, A. M. Hough 4. The nomination of Mr. Morrill was 
made unanimous. W. B. Barnett is made the Brown county member of the 
central committee. 

October 23. Republican county convention. A. M. Hough was called to 
the chair and B. F. Partch was chosen secretary. 

I. P. Winslow, I. N. Seaman and F. M Starns, were appointed a committee 
on credentials and reported full delegations from all precincts except Page. 

An informal ballot for representative resulted C. F. Bowron 25, M. C. 
Willis 8, J. G. Spencer 4, H. H. Grimes 1. Theformal ballot resulted, Bowron 
32, Willis 8, Spencer 2. 

H. J. Aten: J. M. Cannon and Henry Anderson were put in nomination for 
the office of district clerk. The first ballot resulted Aten 10, Cannon 1(5. Ander- 
son 16. The second ballot Cannon 19, Anderson 24. 

R. C. Chase for county superintendent, Ira J. Lacock for county attorney, 
D. K. Babbitt for probate judge and H. F. Macy for commissioner were nom- 
inated by acclamation. 

D. K. Babbitt, I.N. Seaman, and Noah Hanson were appointed as a cen- 
tral committee. 

October 29. Democratic and Liberal convention at Hiawatha. Gregory 
Amann is chairman and J. B. Allen secretary. The following ticket was 
nominated: Representative, B. F. Killey: County Attorney. Henry Parsons; 
County Commissioner, Adam Schilling; County Superintendent, O. Fountain: 
District Clerk .1. F. Roehm: Probate Judge, Gregory Amann. 



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November 5. General Election , 



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For President. 

U. S. Grant, R 

Horace G reeley , L . D . . . . 
For Congressmen. 

David h Lowe, R 

Wm. A. Phillios, R 

Stephen A. Cobb, R 

Robt B Stephens L. D,.. . 

S. A. Riggs, L. D 

W. R. Laughlin, L,. D 

For Governor. 

Thos. A Osborn, R 

Thad H. Walker. L. D. ... 
For Lieutenant Governor. 

Elias E Stover, R 

John Walruff, h. D 

For Secretary of State 

William H. Smallwood, R 

T. F. Waskey,!, D 

For Auditor. 

D. W. Wilder, R 

V. B. Osborn, L. D 

For Treasurer 

J. E. Haves, R 

Unas. H. Pratt, L. D 

For Chief Justice. 

Samuel A. King-man, R ... 

H. C. McComas, L. D 

For Attorney General 

A. L. Williams, R 

B. P Waggener, L, D 

For Supt. Public Instruction. 

HO McCarty, R 

L. G. Sawyer, t,. D 

For Judge Second District. 

P. L Hubbard, R 

Chas W. Johnson, L. D.... 
For State Senator. 

E. N. Morrill, R 

John S. Tyler, L. D 

John Kirk 

For Representative. 

C F Bowron. R 

B. F. Killey. L. D 

For County Attorney. 

Ira J. Lacock, R 

H. A. Parsons, L. D 

For Clerk District Court. 

Henrv Anderson, R 

J. F. Roehm, L. D, 

For Probate Judge 

D.K. Babbitt, R 

Gregor3' Amann , L. D .. .. 
For Rountv Commissioner. 

H. F. Macy, R 

Adam Schilling, L. D 

For County Superintendent. 

R. C.Chase, R I 332 1 142 

O. Fountain. L D I 541 51 



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November 11. St. Francis postofflce discontinued. 

December 27. The Masons hold a public installation at Hiawatha. Past 
brand Master M. S. Adams of Leavenworth, delivers the address. 

1873. 

January 6: The County Commissioners ask the Judge of the District 
Court to call a grand jury. 

, j \nuary 6. Claytonville Grange. No. 211, is organized with H. L. Brad- 
ley as Master and George E. Clayton as secretary. 



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[1873 



JANUABY 14 Tlie legislature convenes. Brown county is represented in 
the Senate by E. N. Morrill and in the House by C. F. Bowron. 

January 23. Prairie View Grange, No. 218, is organized with W. T. Er- 
win as Master and J. T. Richardson as secretary. 

January 29. Joint School District No. 1, B. and J , (East Powhattan) is 
organized by Supt. R. C Chase. 

—John J. Ingalls is elected United States Senator and Pomeroy is defeated 
and disgraced by the York exposure of attempted bribery. E. N. Morrill is ap- 
pointed a member of the investigating committee on the part of the senate 
and on March 6th. reported finding Pomeroy guilty as charged. 

February 10 Kickapoo Grange, No. 276, is organized with J. D. Stan- 
ley as Master and Mrs. P D. Comstock as secretary. 

— Bellview Grange, No. 297, is organized with J. Braley as Master and D. 
Hillyer as secretary. _ Ai L , tm , 

March 3. The owners of the east half of section 30, the west halt of 
section 29, 110 acres off the north end of east half of 29, the north east quarter 
of 31, and the northwest quarter of 32, town 3, range 17, are authorized to en- 
close the same as a common field for a period of six years. 

March 26. Farmers convention at Topeka. Judge J. F. Babbitt and C. 
A. Lemmon, represent Brown county. 

April 1. Township Election. 



powhattan township. 



Trustee, D. L Burger. 

B. W. Smith 

Clerk, L.J. Cashmaii.. 
Treasurer, J. W. Perm. 
Justice. Clias. Smith ... 

O. B. Johnson 

C. A. Johuson 

Amara Owens 

Constable, Simon Shew 

J. Humphrey 

Wm. Bronson 

D. W. Owens 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, J. F Shortridge. 

Clerk, T. J. Payne 

Treasurer, A. F. Moore... 

T. J. Hopkins 

Justice, H. W. Honnell 

G. W. Parker 

E. Harring-ton 

I. N. Smith 

Constable, J. J. Haves 

H. Baxter '. 

Peter Markar 



PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. I. P. Winslow 70 

J. Reasoner 37 

Clerk.J. H Rains 95 

Jas . Reasoner 11 

Treasurer, E. Chase 106 

Justice, I. P. Winslow 71 

J. Reasoner 98 

J . E . Davis 35 

A. Stites 1 

Constable, Adam Smith 34 

O . (■ te vens 39 

J. Simpkins 70 

W. W Smith 67 

A. Prather 1 



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Trustee. O. C. Adkins 

J. L. Conn 

Clerk, G. W Weaver 

cugrene Brown 

Treasurer, T. B. Pierce . 

J . Powers 

Justice, J F. Martindale. 

Henry Eyre 

F , B Gordon 

J. Robinson 

Constable, P. E Sanborn. 

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Trustee, A. Walters 

Clerk, J Klinefelter 

R. Lawson 

A. N. Ruley 

Treasurer, C. H. Janes 

S, Smouse 

Justice. W. J Richardson 

D K. Babbitt 

J. Cole 

L S. Herbert , 

Constable, G T. Woodmansee. 

C. H.Lawrence 

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Trustee. J. M Cannon 41 

M. V. Christv ».., 33 

Clerk, J . Bealey 47 

Treasurer. P. Killey 30 

T J. Kenyon 40 

C. A. Lemon 26 

Justice, J. M. Caunon 47 

Samuel Stans 44 

S Siror l 

Constable, T. C. Mills 41 

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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



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Constable, W M.Warner 

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Constable, John Fulton 

C. Wallace 


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H. Hay ward 

Thos. Miller 


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April 4. Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association incorporated with H. P. 
Whitmarsh, Thos. H. Brown, Jacob Hinkle, Jr., Peter Troxel, E. M. Turner, 
as trustees. The annual meetings shall be held in the school house in District 
48. 

April 7. City Election in Hiawatha. 



Mayor, G. Amann, license 

Simeon Baker, temperance 

Police Judge. J. Richardson, license. 

H. J. Aten, temperance 

Councilmen, J . Cyphers, license 

I.E. Hoover, license 

E. W. Butt, license 



S. Dennis, license 87 

Thos. Murg-atroyd 162 

Dr. S. M. Pratt, temperance 59 

W. R. Scull, temperance 64 

W. S. Bristol, temperance G2 

S. P Gaskill, temperance «6 



—J. K. Klinefelter is appointed City Clerk of Hiawatha to fill vacancy. 

April 10. Mayor Amann makes the following appointments: D. M. 
Reed, city clerk: Charles Wolf, city treasurer; John Lorimer, street commis- 
sioner, B. F. Devinney, city marshal. 

April — . The corner stone of the First Presbyterian church of Hiawatha 
is laid. 

April 15. School District No. 62, (Baker) is organized by Supt. R. C. 
Chase . 

May 10. Dram shop licenses are issued to Fred Robinson and B. B. Mann, 
by the Hiawatha city council. 

MAy IB. A dram shop license is issued to W. T. Walker, by the Hiawatha 
city council. 

May—. W. B. Barnett is appointed one of the three commissioners to 
investigate the institutions of the state. 

May 31. The farmers meet at the Fairview school house and organize a 
farmers club. Major O. Fountain was chosen president: James Haigh, vice 
president; Henry Isely, secretary; Andrew Carothers, treasurer. 

May — . White Eagle Grange is organized with William Heffner as mas- 
ter and J. W. Martin, secretary. 

June 1. School District No. 63, (Flickinger) is organized by Supt. R. C. 
Chase 

—School District No. 64, (Spring Grove) is organized by Supt..R. C. Chase. 

July 4. Celebration at Hiawatha. Judge G. E. Berry was the orator of 
the day. 

July 22. Richland Grange, No. 303, is organized with R. J. Young as Mas- 
ter and D. Mallery as secretary. 

July 29. Grand Prairie Grange, No. 305, is organized with I. J. Miller as 
Master and S. A. Miller as secietary. 



88 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1873 



—Evening Star Grange, No. 326, is organized with G. E. Robinson as Mas- 
ter and W. Walters as secretary. 

July 30. A State Grange is organized at Lawrence. J. A. Jeffries, of 
Prairie Springs Grange No. 2, is one of a committee of four selected to draw up 
a constitution for the State organization. 

August 4. John Lorimer is appointed marshal of Hiawatha to fill vacancy. 

August 5. The county is divided into commissioners districts a? follows: 
Irving, Padonia and Hamlin constitute the First District: Hiawatha and Wal- 
nut constitute the Second District: Robinson, Mission and Powhattan consti- 
tute the Third District. 

August 17. The First Presbyterian church of Hiawatha is dedicated. 
The building cost $2,938.29, and was dedicated free of debt. Citizens outside 
of the church gave $1,582.50; friends in the east $102; the board of church erec- 
tion $-1 000, and the congregation $1,253.79. 

August 25. School District No. 61, (Green Door) is organized by Supt. 
R. C. Chase. 

September 1. J. W. Scott is appointed trustee of Hamlin township, vice 
T. J. Elliott resigned. Mr. Scott declined the appointment and J. F. Mickey 
was appointed. 

—James Falloon is appointed city attorney for Hiawatha. 

September 6. Mt. Roy Grange, No. 518, is organized with T. A. Dunn as 
Master and C. C. Gregg as secretary. 

September 8. Laurel Grange, No. 526, is organized with J. S. Robinson 
as Master and W. C. Pearce as secretary. 

September 13. Plum Creek Grange, No 539, is organized with D. L. 
Burger as Master and William Shirley as secretary. 

September 15. Presbyterian Sunday school organized at Hiawatha with 
W. W. Grandstaff as superintendent. 

September 18. Pleasantdale Grange, No. 539, is organized with C A. 
Sawyer as Master and J. H. Stevens as secretary. 

September 20. At a meeting of the Central Grange composed of delegates 
from the sixteen Granges in the county, the following resolutions were passed: 

Resolved. That a committee of three be appointed to issue a call to the farmers, mechanics, 
and laboring men requesting- them, without regard to former party connections, to meet at the 
voting places of their several precincts on Saturday. October 4, 1873, to choose three delegates 
from each precinct to attend a delegate convention to be held at Hiawatha, Friday, October 10, 
at 2 o'clock, p, m. for the purpose of nominating candidates for the county offices for the No- 
vember election. 

Resolved, That we, the members of the Granges of Brown county, do hereby pledge our- 
selves to oppose for office any one who aspiring to official position, is found working, wire pull- 
ing or electioneering for his own nomination 

M. C. Willis, H. F. Douthart, and J. Kittinger were appointed as a com- 
mittee and they issue the following call: 

Agreeable to the request of many farmers throughout all parts of our county, the Central 
Grange, composed of delegates of all the Granges of Brown couflty do hereby request that all 
farmers and workingmen, irrespective of party ties, who are in sympathy with the efforts now 
being made in this and other states for securing to the farmer and laboring masses their just 
and equal rights, as against oppressing monopolies, who are In favor of reducing the expenses 
and rebuking corruption in local state government, and electing to office men of ability and 
sterling integrity, who will zealously labor for the securing- of these end' to meet at the voting 
places of their respective precincts on Saturday, October 4, 1873, at 2 o'clock, p. m., to elect 
three delegates from each precinct to attend a delegate convention to be held in the Court House 
in Hiawatha on October 10th, at 2 o'clock, p. m, for the purpose of putting in nomination candi- 
dates for the various county offices to be filled at the coming election. 



1873] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 89 

September 22. Fairview Grange No. 562, is organized with J. W. Fuller 
as Master, and J. S. Belts as Secretary. 

September 25. The Troy Chief says: At the recent exhibition of the 
Boston Horticultural Society, Kansas took second premium on fruit. The 
following are the names of the persons in Brown county who contributed 
apples with the number of varieties sent by each: Chas. Smith, 6: E. A. Spen- 
cer, 6; S. Quaife, 2; Esquire Belts, 16; Samuel Ide, 2; John Walters, 2; R. Kena- 
more, 1;C. C. Grubb, 6. 

September 25-27. The Brown County Agricultural Society holds its Tenth 
Annual Fair and elects officers as follows: Capt. Alfred Walters, president; 
Joseph Cracraft, secretary; John Maglott, treasurer; T. C. Mathews, Harvey 
Seburn and O. F. Manville, executive committee. 

October 1 Pilgrim Grange, No. 585, is organized with J. Sherer as 
master, and W. M. Smith as secretary. 

October 9. Morning Star Grange, No. 592, is organized with H. Stafford 
as master and A. Gassin as secretary. 

October 10. Farmers convention at the court house. Major O.Foun- 
tain is elected chairman, and M. J. Walsh, secretary. 

I. N. Smith, S. C. Amend and J. W. Scott, were appointed a committee 
on credentials and H. C. Brownlee, S. C. Amend, and A. Rokes a committee 
on resolutions. The committee on credentials reported the following delegates 
entitled to seates in the convention: Tylers— Fred Isely, G. Joss, J. K. Bunn; 
Prairie View— A. Rokes, R.Walters, I. N. Seaman; Hiawatha— N. D. Loose, 
H. Seburn, Thurston Chase: Hamlin— H Stafford, I. T. Mickey, J. C. Wolf; 
Kickapoo— S. C. Amend, Peter Baker, A. Owens; Mission— H. C. Brownlee, 
M.J. Walsh, J. F. Shortridge; Irving— Wm. Wilson, T. A. Dunn, S. Sher- 
man; Pony Creek— A. K. Twidwell, J. W.Scott, L. D. Tatman; Padonia— T. 
McCoy, F. M. Fr\e, Wm. Hewitt; Powhattan— J. W. Penn, G. L. Becker, 
A. D Lynch; Carson— O. W. Fountain, J. King, T. Tilly; Robinson— Hiram 
Bussell, C. F. Trapp, Z. Holcomb. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Mens' natural rights of person are his right to exist and to enjoy his existence 
and the rig-lit to exercise those physical and mental faculties with which nature has endowed 
him. Mans' rights in relations to things produced by the exercise of his personal endowments 
and his right to participate in those bounties which nature has equally given to all. Right as 
relates to action is that principle of equality which teaches man to do toothers as he would that 
others should do to him. Those acts are naturally, politically and morally right, which maj' be 
done by all without injury to any Therefore we vow. 

First. That, while we approve and commend the good accomplished by the old political 
parties, we believe their mission to be fulfilled, and judging of the future by the past, with re- 
spect to pledges made and being made, for greatly needed reforms, we declare, our entire want 
of confidence in the power of said parties under the leadership of bad and designing men to 
meet the demands of present exigences, and to restore an honest and efficient management of 
public affairs. 

Second. That he is a good paymaster who pays when the work is done, and we regard it as 
a political abomination, that the 336 Congressmen elected should now, and since March last, be 
drawing $625 a month from the public treasury, long before Congress sits, before they are 
sworn in. and before they know they will be sworn in at all; and we favor the certain repeal of 
the salary grab statutes and back pay iniquity. 

Third. That we denounce in unqualified terms the act of Congress increasing their pay 
commonly known as the salary grab and pledge ourselves not to vote for, nor support any man 
for office who voted for the bill, or accepted the unjust pay. 

Fourth The president of the United States in signing the bill by which the tax-payers are 
robbed of millions, putting $100,000 in his own pocket, has evinced a morbid avarice unpar- 
alleled in the history of the country. t 



90 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1873 

Fifth. That agriculture is the principle basis of wealth and prosperity in this country, 
therefore, we believe, that the farmers should be represented in every branch of our govern- 
ment, and that we pledge ourselves to support for office men who are interested in advancing 
the great agricultural interests of the nation, and of the laboring classes generally. 

Sixth. That we are opposed to all future grants of land, to railroads or other corporations 
except for educational purposes, and believe that the public domain should be held sacred to 
actual settlers; and we are in favor of a law by which every honorably discharged soldier or his 
heirs may use such discharge in any government land office, in full payment for a quarter sec- 
tion of unappropriated public land. 

Seventh. That we believe that all men are entitled to the same political and civil rights, 
and that all laws, state and national, should be made and administered, so as to secure to all 
citizens, without regard to nationality, color, creed or occupation the same rights before the 
law. 

Eighth. That many of our public officers are now receiving enormous salaries for their 
services disporportionate to the rewards of labor in the industrial pursuits of the people, tend- 
ing to habits of extravagance at varience with Republican simplicity, increasing the burden of 
taxation, and creating an aristocracy which will sooner or later undermine the liberties of the 
people; and we demand a reform in that direction. 

Nineth. That we demand of candidates to pledge themselves to support and enforce the 
principles herein enumerated to the best of their ability and that our representative be in- 
structed to use his influence, and vote for the repeal of the law exempting mortgages from tax- 
ation. 

A resolution recommending a creating of a sinking fund by levying a tax 
each year for the purpose of building a court house, was laid on the table. 

A ballot for representative resulted T. C. Dunn, 1; O. Manville, 1; Wm. 
Hewitt, 5; J. D. Hardy, 28. The nomination of Mr. Hardy was made unani- 
mous. 

For treasurer, T. B. Dickinson, Dr. H. Sebum, W. M. Shirley and John 
Braley were put in nomination. First ballot resulted, Seburn, 15; Dickinson, 2; 
Braley. 16; Shirley, 2. Second ballot, Seburn, 22; Braley, 12; Hewitt, 1. 

For sheriff, C. H. Orth, received 2; G. T. Woodmanse, 9; A. Rokes, 19: M. V. 
Christy. 5. 

For county clerk, Henry Isely received 19, L. S. Herbert, 4; W. H. Drake, 
4: William Wilson, 8. 

For register of deeds, Rev. F. D. Houlette, was nominated by acclamation. 

For coroner, H. Honnell, received 19 votes, and William Wilson 11. 

For surveyor, S. E. Erwin, was nominated by acclamation. 

For commissioners C. A. Saylor for the First District, O. Fountain for the 
Second and John McCreary for the Third were nominated by acclamation 

A county central committee was appointed as follows: Hamlin— J. W. 
Scott; Irving— T. A. Dunn; Padonia— R. P. Smith; Hiawatha— E Bierer; 
Walnut— H. Mellenbruch; Powhattan— J. W. Penn; Robinson— H. A. Parsons. 

October 16. Franklin Grange No. 618, is organized with J. A. Fulton as 
master and L. H. Peters as secretary. 

October 18. Republican county convention, F. M. Keith is chairman 
and H. J. Aten secretary. 

For treasurer, H. F. Macy, received 19 votes, and A. J. Leibengood, 6. 

For sheriff, B. F. McCoy was nominated by acclamation. 

For county clerk, Jacob Reasoner received 11 votes, C. H. Lawrence, 5; J. 
K. Klienfelter, 4; J. M. Cannon, 4. The second ballot resulted Reasoner, 18: 
Lawrence, 11; Cannon, 1. 

For register of deeds A. R. Piatt was nominated by acclamation. 

For county surveyor L. P. Hazen received 17 votes and S. E. Erwin, 10. 

For coroner J. M. Castle was nominated by acclamation. 



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For representative. John C. Spencer received 17 votes, and Col. F. M. 
Keith 10. 

For commissioner First District. I. P. Winslow received 16 votes, F. Ly- 
man, 13 For commissioner Second District, A. Walters received 20 votes and 
J.J. Weltmertf. For commissioner Third District C. L. Carroll received 15 
votes, and A.M. Hough 14. 

A committee consisting of Dr. Graves, E. N Knapp and M. D. Noble, 
were appointed to confer with other com mi ttees from the various counties 
composing the Second Judicial District in reference to nominating a railroad 
assessor, and they were instructed to urge the claims of Noah Hanson as a 
nominee for that office. The candidate for representative was instructed, if 
elected, to vote for the repeal of the law creating the office of railroad assessor. 

A central committee was elected as follows: Hiawatha— Ira J. Lacock, 
chairman; Powhattan, A. M. Hough; Irving— J. M. Cannon; Walnut— A. 
Carothers: Padonia— John E. Davis: Mission, I N. Smith: Robinson— George 
Pierce: Hamlin, H. P. Kinney. 

October 23. C H. Orth announces himself as independent candidate for 
sheriff. 

October 29. Annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the St, Joseph 
and Denver City Railroad. E N. Morrill is elected vice president. 

November 3. A dram shop license is issued to Charles Smith by the city 
council of Hiawatha. 

November 4. General election. 



For Representative. 

J. G. Spencer. Republican 

J D. Hardy, Farmer 

For Treasurer. 

H. F Macy, Republican 

H Seburn, Farmer 

For Sheriff. 

C H Orth, Independent 

B. F. McCoy, Republican 

A. Rokes, Farmer 

County Clerk. 

Jacob Reasoner, Republican ... 

H. Islev, Farmer 

A. R. Piatt 

For Register of Deeds 

A. R Piatt, Republican 

F . D . Houlette, Farmer 

For Coroner 

J. M. • astle. Republican 

H. Hounel, Farmer 

For Surveyor. 

L. P. Hazen. Republican 

S E. Erwin, Farmer 

For Commissioner First District 

I P Winslow, Republican 

C. A. Sa.vlor, Farmer 

For Commissioner Second District 

A. Walters, Republican 

O. Fountain, Farmer 

For Commissioner Third District. 

C. L, Carroll, Republican 

Jno. McCrearev, Farmer 

For Railroad Assessor. 

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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1873 



November 8. Polar Star Grange No. 663, is organized with Timothy James 
as master and John Ducker, as secretary. 

— M. J. Walsh is appointed Trustee of Mission township, vice J. F. Short- 
ridge resigned. 

November 17. Walnut Creek Grange No. 680, is organized with L. P. 
Hazen as Master, and D. Dunigan as secretary. 

December 1. II Nixon appointed marshal of Hiawatha to fill vacancy. 

December 26. Walnut Valley Grange No. 783, is organized with A. M. 
Aldrich as master, and N. S. Grover as secretary. 

December 31. Fairfield Grange No 792, was organized in school District 
No. 49, by County Deputy D. B. Welding. The charter members weie: Simeon 
Wilkinson, J. D. Hardy, Geo. P. Moore, James Swartz, Jesse Fletcher, R. Tuttle, 
C. A. Tuttle, E. Lacroix, L. D. Burdick, M. W. Woodward, J. N. Woodward, 
J. H. Moyer, John Ankel, T. M. McNeese, Margaret Hardy, Mary M. Moore, 
Mary S. Swartz, Emogene Fuller, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Julia Drake, Agnes 
Ormiston, H. E. Tuttle, E. S. Tuttle, G. Galena Fletcher. The Grange after- 
wards admited twelve members making a total of thirty-six. The officers were: 
Simeon Wilkinson, worthy master; James Swartz, worthy overseer; J. D. 
Hardy, lecturer; Geo. P. Moore, secretary; Jesse Fletcher, steward: L. D. 
Burdick, asst. steward; Eugene La Croix, treasurer; J. H. Moyer, chaplain: 
John Ankel, gate keeper; Mary M. Moore, lady asst. steward: Mary S. Swartz, 
Ceres; Julia Drake, Flora; Agnes Ormiston, Pomona. Being organized close 
after the panic of 1873, and followed for succeeding years by grasshoppers and 
drouths and also by lack of financial ability on the part of the members to take 
advantage of benefits offered, it began to decline and in the fall of 1877, ceased 
to exist. — Geo. P. Moore. 

1S74. 

January 6. J. W. Oberholtzer is appointed trustee of Hiawatha Town- 
ship vice Alfred Walters, resigned. 

January 7. Diamond Grange, No. 819, is organized with Stephen Hughes 
as Master and L, M, Hughes as Secretary. 

January 13. Meeting of the State Legislature. Brown County is repre- 
sented by E N. Morrill in the Senate and J. D. Hardy in the House. 

January 21. A dram shop license is issued to I. W. Thompson by the 
Hiawatha City Council. 

February 2. J. M. Harvey is elected U. S. Senator to succeed Alexander 
Caldwell, resigned. 

February 12. Carson Grange, No. 1002, is organized with H. B. Hanson 
as Master and J. M. Hanson as Secretary. 

February 17. Second Annual meeting of the Kansas State Grange. 
The Brown County delegates are D. L. Burger, J. A. Jeffries, P. W. Fuller, 
J. P. Davis. 

February 26. Hamlin Congregational church chartered with J. H. 
Rains, N. S. Grover, H. P. Kenney, Miss Sarah M. George and Mrs. S. A. Leon- 
ard as trustees. 

March 2. The Hiawatha Dispatch says; 

"On last Monday when the westward bound way freight arrived, about 3 P. M , Sheriff 
Rokes and Deputy Woodmansee appeared at the depot and, with attachment papers, calling- 
foralargesumof money due the county for taxes on the road. The engine having been de- 
tached from the train and ran out on the side track, these two officers boarded her and an- 
nounced that they had papers for her detention and therefore desired to take her in charge. 



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but while some parlying was going on one of the railroad men telegraphed to St, Joseph for 
directions what to do The answer came "go " so the on engineer asked permission to use the 
engine in removing the train from the main to the side track, which was granted by the officers 
(but for no other purpose) so the engine, with officers aboard, steamed around, hooked 
onto the train, blew off brakes and with a sudden bound dashed off up the road with unusual 
speed, and our sheriff still on board. When a short distance beyond Hamlin, the next station, 
the train slackened up for them to get off the train and they done so, and returned here after 
dark, having to travel some nine or ten miles. The next day Sheriff Rokes went up to Hamlin 
to catch the engineer on his down run and took our friend D. K. Snively along to run the engine 
to Hiawatha for him. She came; no she went; well anyway she passed Hanlin under full sail. 
The sheriff and Mr. Snively came home by land. In the meantime, Deputy Sheriff Woodman- 
see, not to be out-done by an engineer in that way, determined that he would be on hand at the 
depot (on time) and if Rokes hadn't that engine in tow when she arrived at the depot, then he 
would naturally go for it without fooling. So he makes for the depot, (many a slip twixt the 
cup and the lip) but when the deputy got down to about the City hotel, yonder she comes, per- 
fectly on the wing, acknowledged Hiawatha as a flag station and swung past. There is no 
doubt that these officers done their best, to accomplish the seizure and detention of the engine, 
but the railroad fellows were too many for them. 

Later— A compromise is effected which guarantees fifteen cars on the side track at Hamlin 
for the sheriff today, and the sheriff's sale will be taken out after this issue." 

March 9. The legislature vacates the town site of St. 'Francis. 

April 6. Hiawatha city election results in the election of the following 
officers: Mayor, H. J. Aten; Police Judge, C. E. Berry; Councilman, T. B. 
Dickason, R. S. Fairchild, A. A. Holmes, Dr. H. Graves, A. B Carl. 

April 7. Township election. 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, M. V. Christy 33 

J.M.Cannon 71 

Clerk, C A. Lemons 96 

Treasurer, J. A. Jeffries 94 

Constable, R. R. Panning 93 

Wm Gafford 94 

P. P. Williams 1 

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, James McLanahan 23 

W. C Thornton 18 

Clerk.L. D. Tatman 6 

George R. Roberts 2 

B. w: Graybill 23 

Treasurer.A. K. Twidwell 38 

Geo. R.Roberts 2 

Constable, C Waller 37 

Geo. R T. Roberts 2 

A. L. Hargis 35 

Q.Myers 1 



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Clerk, T. J. Payne 

H. C. Brownlee 


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P. D. Comstock 


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T. J. Hopkins 

J. H. Baxter 

A.M. Hannah 

S. R. Johnson 


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PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. I. P. Winslow 71 

E.Chase 14 

Clerk, D. C. Nutting 85 

Treasurer, T. K. Hansberry 57 

E; Chase 4 

Jacob Stickles 19 

Constable, W. H.Hart 83 

J. W. Staley 86 

D. C Knause 1 

H Strickerou 2 

HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, J. W . Oberholtzer 283 

E.N Morrill 1 

E. N. Knapp 1 

B.F. Partch 1 

Clerk, W. M . Shirley 38 

Chas Wolf 1 322 

John Butterfield 1 

John Finley 1 

Treasurer. C. H. Janes 278 

N.P. Rawlings 1 

Reuben Lawson 3 

Constable. I. W. Kennedy 60 

C T . Corning 86 

C.H.Lawrence 131 

G T. Woodmansee 141 

George B . Jones 107 

Adam Schilling 1 




Trustee, William M. Shirley.. 

D. L. Burger 

Clerk, L-J. Cashman 

Treasurer, J. Y. Cashman.. . 
Constable, H. P. Whitemarsh 

William Handley 

Simon Shew 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY 



[1874 



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Trustee, James B. Allison 

Clerk, James W Starks 


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Clerk, L M. Hughes 

S. A. Hughes 

Treasurer, I H. Maxwell .. .,■■■ 
Constable, S. Rupe 


Treasurer. Ambrose Kesler 

Cbas. Riebsoman 

Constable. William M Warner... 

Samuel Vlovitt 

Horman Haywood 


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John C. McCoy 


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April 9. G. Bryan, Henry Small, Thos. Goodwin, Samuel Moore and R. 
G. Carpenter, organize the Union church society of Kennekuk and recite that 
they have procured a stone house in Section 35, town 4, which is to be opened 
for any religious denomination now residing in the vicinity. 

April 11. Mayor Aten appoints the following city officers: City Attorney, 
Ira J. Lacock; Clerk, A. N. Ruley; Treasurer, Chas. Wolf; Marshal, John B. 
Butterfield; Street.Commissioner, A. Norris. Ira J. Lacock, declines to serve 
as city attorney and A. R. May is appointed. 

April 14. On petition of Geo. E. Clayton and 113 others, a herd law is es- 
tablished for Mission township. 

April 15. School District No. 65, (Hazel Dell) was organizad by Supt. R. 
C. Chase. 

April 17. J. K. Hudson publishes the "Patrons Hand Book," for the use 
and benefit of the order of Patrons of Husbandry. Brown county is credited 
with the following list of Granges: 



NO. NAME. 


SECRETARY. 


NO. 


NAME. 


SECRETARY. 


1— Hiawatha 


H. Sebum 


526- 


-Laurel 


W. C. Pear^e 


2— Prairie Spring.. 


I. L. Vail 


533- 


-Plum Creek 


W. Shirley 


3— Robinson 


C. F. Trapp 


556- 


-Pleasant Dale.. 


T. Stevens 


7 — Union 


. . .S. W. Swayze 


562- 


-Fairview 


A. A. Frink 


175— White Eagle.... 


..W.G.Campbell 


585- 


-Pilgrim 


....W. W. Smith 


211— Claytonville.... 


...I. H. McClury 


592- 


-Morning Star.. 


J. T Mickey 


218— Prairie View... 


T.J.Payne 


618- 


-Franklin 


S. H. Peters 


276— Kickapoo 


...S. R. Johnson 


635- 


-Pony Creek — 


J. Lichty 


297— Bellview 


....S. D. Hillyer 


638- 


-Industrial 


J. A. Muller 


303— Richmond 


M. Jones 


663- 


-Polar Star 


T. James 


305— Grand Prairie. . . 


J. McCreary 


783- 


-Walnut 


W. Gaston 


326— Evening Star. . . 


H.Walters 


792- 


-Fairfield 


G. P. Moore 


487— Prairie Flower. . 


..H. C. Brownlee 


819- 


-Diamond 


. .D. S. Dickinson 


518— Mount Roy 


J. M Culp 




Carson 


H. B. Hanson 



April 22. Brown county Agricultural, Horticultural and Mechanical as- 
sociation chartered. The directors are Joseph Cracraft, Thomas C. Mathews, 
Harvey Seburn, Alfred Walters and O. F. Manville. 

April 25. On petition of H. H. Grimes and 79 others a herd law is estab- 
lished in Walnut township. A portion of the law is repealed, August 6. 

April 27. T. B. Dickason is elected President of the Hiawatha City 
Council. 

May 18. The Brown County Peoples' Store incorporated with $15,000 capital 



1874] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 95 

stock. Everard Bierer, Joseph D. Hardy, R. P. Smith, S. C. Amend, John 
Braley and James Stanley are the directors. 

May 20. The Grand Praire M. E. Church and Cemetery Association 
chartered by David Bender, Wm. Bartley, Josiah C. Thomas, Abijah M. 
Thomas and J. K. McGinnis. 

June 4. The Directors of the Brown County Agricultural Society organize 
by the election of A. Walters as president, Joseph Cracraft secretary and John 
Maglott treasurer. 

June 20. School district No. 66, (Mound Valley) was organized by Supt. 
R. C. Chase. 

June 22. Discord postoffice established with Benj. J. Hale as postmaster. 

June 25. Davis and Watson commence the publication of the Brown 
County Advocate.. 

June 30. Robinson Lodge No. 159, A. F. & A. M. organized under a dispens- 
ation with Charles Hack, W. M.; Cyrus A. Lemmon, S. W.; Aaron H. Wade, 
J. W. For some reason the issuance of a charter to this lodge was deferred 
until the annual communication in 1875. The dispensation shows that the 
same was extended from September 30, 1874, to August 31, 1875. A charter 
was issued October 21, 1875; The following is a list of the charter members: 
Charles Hack; Cyrus A. Lemmon, Aaron H. Wade, George W. Parsons, Hiram 
Crouuse, John Wynkoop, William H. Morris, Rudolph H. Bolinger, Solomon 
Jameson, Samuel W. Wade, Nathaniel Kimberlan, Alfred Roudebush. 

June 25. The Hiawatha Dispatch starts a boom for Andrew McLaughlin 
for State Treasurer. 

July 4. Celebration at Hiawatha. Prof. W. L Gage, of Highland is 
orator of the day. 

July 7. On petition of G. H. Cake and 101 others a herd law is estab- 
lished in Powhattan towaship. 

July 23 The Hiawatha Dispatch announces the candidacy of Hon. E. N. 
Morrill for the republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. 

July 24 . S. L. Roberts succeeds Watson as publisher of the Brown County 
Advocate. 

August 1. A mass convention is held at the Court House to elect dele- 
gates to the State and Congressional Reform conventions J. D. Hardy was 
elected chairman and E. Harrington, secretary. E. Harrington, S. E. Erwin, 
and H. Seburn were elected delegates to the State convention and Jno. Mc- 
Creary, Col. E Bierer and S C. Amend to the Congressional convention. Res- 
olutions were passed instructing the delegation to the Congressional conven- 
tion to support Col. E Bierer for Congress. Speeches were made by Col. 
Bierer, H. C. Parsons, Harrison Shortridge, E. Harrington, S. C. Amend, J. A. 
Jeffries, Simon Wilkerson, C. W. Johnson, L. S. Herbert and others. 

August 3. John Braley is appointed trustee of Irving township vice J. M. 
Cannon resigned. 

August 5-6. State Independent Reform convention at Topeka. Brown 
county is represented by E. Harrington, John McCreary and Dr. Seburn. E. 
Harrington is a member of the committee on credentials. E. Harrington is 
nominated for Lieutenant Governor by acclamation. 

August 8. The voting place in Irving township is changed from Kenyon 
school house to Grange Hall at Mt. Rpy. 



96 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [187-1 

August 15. Republican county convention. Joseph Craciaft is elected 
chairman, and Noah Hanson, secretary. W. B. Barnett, John Walters and I. 
N. Smith are elected delegates to the State convention. Dr. H. Graves and I. 
P. Winslow are elected delegates and D.J. Parks and Ira J. Lacoclc alternates 
to the Congressional convention. W. B. Barnett, C L Carroll, H. P. Kinney, 
C. A. Lemmon, N. Hanson and D.J. Parks are elected delegates and J. Wal- 
ters, S. W. Swayze, E. W. Simmons. Seely Sherman, Jacob Hayward and S. J. 
Hopkins alternates to the Senatorial convention. 

August 20. Republican Congressional Convention at Leavenworth nomin- 
ates W. A.Phillips for Congress. The Brown county delegates are Dr. H. 
Graves, and I. P. Winslow. 

August 22. Republican State convention at Topeka, W. B. Barnett and 
I. N. Smith, are the Brown county delegates E N. Morrill has forty-seven 
votes for Lieutenant Governor on the first ballot, thirty-eight on the second 
and fifty on the third. D. W. Wilder is renominated for Auditor by acclama- 
tion. 

September 26 Republican Senatorial convention at Saoetha. Noali Han- 
son of Brown county is chairman. The Brown county delegates are W B Bar- 
nett, Noah Hanson and C A. Lemmon. J. M. Miller of Nemaha tounty is 
nominated for Senator. 

October 10. Republican county convention. Noah Hanson is chairman, 
and A. S. Brewster is secretary. Dr. Bowron, Walters and Davis were ap- 
pointed a committee on resolutions and reported the following which were 
adopted : 

ResoJcetf, By the delegates of this convention representing- the Republican party of the 
county that we heartily endorse the action of Capt. Alf Walters in the capacity of county com- 
missioner and that his efforts to do right and discharge the duties of the office faithfully amidst 
the difficulties surroundiug him meets with our warmest approbation. 

Resolved, That the course of those persons who persistently and against the truth foster 
the prejudice urged by designing persons in the county towards the city and citizens of Hiawa- 
tha meet with our disapprobation as we consider the interests of the counto* and city identical. 

For representative, M. C. Willis received twenty-three votes: J. P. Davis, 
eight; F. M. Keith, four; and A. M. Hough , two.; For clerk of the district 
court, J. W. Oberholtzer was nominated by acclamation. For probate judge 
T. B. Dickason, received twenty-three votes; and E A. Spooner, thirteen. 
For county superintendent, R C. Chase, received twenty-nine votes and A. G. 
Speer six. For county attorney F. M. Keith received twenty-seven votes, 
Judge Bern, six; A. R. May, two. 

The following central committee was appointed: Hiawatha, E. N. Knapp, 
chairman; Mission, David Moore; Irving, Dr. Bowron; Hamlin, A. Leonard; 
Robinson, S. W. Swayze; Padonia, I. P. Winslow; Powhattan; A M. Hough; 
Walnut, John C. McCoy. 

October 3. Reform county convention at the court house. T- J. Elliott 
was elected chairman and S. E. Erwin secretary; O. F. Fountain, J. A. Jeff- 
ries and H. Seburn were appointed a committee on credentials and H A. Par- 
sons. S, C. Amend, and R. McCartney a committee on resolutions. The com- 
mittee on resolutions reported the platform of the State convention which were 
adopted. 

J. D. Hardy was unanimously nominated for representative. 

For probate judge, Joseph Cracraft was nominated by acclamation. 



1874J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 97 

For county attorney first ballot James Falloon, sixteen; H. A. Parsons, 
fourteen; J F. Babbitt, six. Second ballot, Falloon, twenty-two; Parsons, 
fourteen . 

For superintendent of public schools, first ballot, A. Carothers, fifteen; John 
Brayley, ten; D. C. Nutting, eleven. Second ballot, Carothers, fifteen; Nut- 
ing, twenty-one. 

A Carothers, from Walnut township; D. L. Burger of Powhattan; John 
McCreary of Mission, R. P. Smith of Padonia, J. A. Jeffries of Irving, G. W. 
Parsons of Robinson, J. T. Mickey of Hamlin, and Wm. Walters and H. Se- 
bum of Hiawatha are chosen as delegates to the Senatorial convention. 

A central committee was chosen as follows: H. Seburn, Hiawatha, Chair- 
man; O. Fountain, Walnut; D. L. Burger, Powhattan; T. A. Dunn, Irving; 
G. Y. Johnson, Mission; R P. Smith, Padonia; J. H. Maxwell, Robinson; C. 
A. Saylor, Hamlin. 

October 19. Reform Senatorial convention at Sabetha. H. Seburn is 
elected chairman and J. T. Mickey secretary. D. L. Burger, S. H. Evans and 
J. H. Peckham were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the 
following delegates entitled to seats in the convention. A. Carothers, D. L. 
Burger, R. P. Smith, J. T. Mickey, John McCreary, J. A. Jeffries, G. W. Par- 
sons, Wm. Walters and H. Seburn from Brown county. J. H. Peckham, A. J. 
Birchfield, Jeff Martin, A. P. Herold,J. E. Black, Jacob Nicholson, Hitchcock 
of Nemaha county. 

Hon. Joseph Cracraft of Brown county was unanimously nominated for 
Senator 

J. H. Peckham and O. W. Robbinsof Nemaha, and J.T. Mickey of Brown 
county were elected as a central committee. 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1874-75 



November 3. Annual election. 



For Governor. 

Thos. A. Osborn, Republican 

J. C. Cusey, Reform 

W. K. Marshal, Temperance — ... 
For Lieutenant Governor. 

M. J. Salter, Republican 

E. Harrington, Reform 

A. B. Girard, Temperance 

For Secretary of State. 

Thos. Cavanaugh, Republican 

Nelson Abbott, Reform 

W. H Robinson, Temperance 

For Auditor 

D. W Wilder, Republican 

G. P. Smith, Reform 

D. C. Beach, Temperance , 

For Treasurer. 

Samual Lappin, Republican 

Jas. E. Watson, Reform 

W. Fairchild, Temperance , 

For Attorney General 

A. M F Randolph. Republican... 

J. R. Hallowell, Reform... 

For Superintendent. 

Jno. Fraser, Republican 

W. B. Christopher, Reform 

Mrs. M. .J Sharon, Temperance.. 
For Associate Justice. 

D M. Valentine, Republican 

W P. Douthitt. Reform 

For Senator. 

J. M. Miller, Republican 

Joseph Cracraft, Reform 

For Congressman 

Wm. A. Phillips, Republican 

Marcus J. Parrott, Reform 

M. Green. Temperance 

For Representative. 

M.C.Willis, Republican 

J. D. Hardy. Reform 

F . Marak, Temperance 

For District Clerk. 

J. W. Oberholtzer, Republican. ... 

David L. Burgrer, Reform 

H. J. Aten, Temperance 

For County Attorney. 

F. M. Keith, Republican 

Jas. Falloon, Reform 

For County Superintendent. 

R.C.Chase, Republican 

D. C. Nutting, Reform 

For Probate Judge. 

T. B. Dickason, Republican 

N. P. Rawlings, Reform 



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1875. 

January 12. Meeting of the legislature. Brown county is represented by 
M. C. Willis. 

January — . The following resolution is adopted by Claytonville Grange 
No. 211: 

Whereas, It has pleased Almighty Providence in His inscrutable wisdom to withhold from 
us a plenteous yield in response to our labors in the cultivation of the soil, and many of our 
fellow Patrons of Husbandry are rendered thereby destitute of the necessary seed for planting 
and feed for stock-, wherewith to enable them to successfully cultivate another crop the ensuing 
season now therefore be it 



1875] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 99 

Resolved, That reposing- especial and implicit confidence in the intelligence and integrity 
of Brother Geo. E Clayton, our worthy secretary, we do hereby commission him as traveling 
agent for our Grange, to represent our necessities and solicit aid for our destitute, with discre- 
tionary powers as to the route taken and the kind of supplies collected and shipped. 

Prairie View Grange decides to act in conjunction with Glaytonville Grange 
and endorses their action and agent. 

February 3. At a meeting of the citizens of Prairie View for the pur- 
pose of ascertaining whether there were any in the vicinity needing aid the 
following resolution offered by E. Harrington, was passed: 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that the inhabitants of Prairie View can and 
will take care of their own destitute, if they have any, and do not ask for outside aid. 

A. M. Hanna was chairman of the meeting and J. F. Richardson was sec- 
retary. Speeches were made by E. Harrington, J. W. Edwards and others. 

February 20. D. L. Burger becomes interested in the Brown County 
Advocate. 

March 1. The census gives the county a population of 8,728. 

— The following circular is mailed at Claytonville: 

PATRONS ATTENTION. 

Claytonville, Kansas. March 1, 1875. 
Whereas, The Kansas State Grange executive committee Patrons of Husbandry upon ap- 
plication of subordinate Granges No. 211 and 218, through their agent, Brother G. E Clayton, 
for a recognition of a right of the Patrons of Brown county to a proportioned share of aid do- 
nated to the State and pro rate of free freights as provided by the State Legislature, and 

Whereas, such recognition has been granted and said benefits of free freights guaranteed 
when the Patrons of said county shall have appointed a relief agent for the whole county. Now 
this is to notify the '"good" and "true" Patrons of Brown couuty to meet in convention at the 
court house in Hiawatha on the 6th daj' of March, 1875. at the hour of 10 o'clock, a. m., for the 
purpose of electing said relief agent. 

W, r. Erwin, Master, Prairie View Grange, No. 218. 
Henry L. Bradley, Master, Claytonville Grange, No. 211. 

March 3. All public highways that have been laid out and opened in the 
county, except sucli as have been vacated, are legalized by the legislature. 

March 6. Patron's convention in Hiawatha. Pursuant to call the Pat- 
rons of Brown county met in convention for the purpose of electing a relief 
agent for Brown county. Geo. E. Clayton called the meeting to order and J. A. 
Jeffries was elected chairman, and J. T. Richardson secretary. Geo. E. Clay- 
ton explained the object of the meeting and offered the following resolutions 
which were adopted. 

Resolved, That whereas the Kansas State Grange P. of H. executive committee has recog- 
nized Brown county as among the number which should be aided, and which should have pro 
rate the advantages of the appropriated freight fund, provided by the Kansas State Legisla- 
ture, when the Patrons of said county shall have elected a relief agent, now therefore be it 

Resolved, That we the patrons of Brown county, here assembled in response to a call for 
that purpose, do now proceed to the election of a relief agent; also a county relief executive 
committee, under whose supervision and control said agrent shall act and to whom he shall re- 
port at such times and places as may be designated by said committee. 

R. P. Smith and W. P. McGauhey were placed in nomination for county 
agent. The ballot resulted in the election of R. P. Smith. T. James, H. L. 
Bradley and John Hillmon were elected in like manner as the executive com- 
mittee. The following resolution offered by Joseph Cracraft was adopted: 

Resolved, That while we would not disparage relief being extended to all truly needy per- 
sons, yet we would discountenance the giving relief to any but those who are in actual want. 



100 



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MAKcn 18 "Below is the Dumber in each township who have applied for 
rations and clothing to be furnished by the government: Powhattan, 26; 
Padonia, 2: Robinson, f; Hamlin, 18; Walnut, 30; Hiawatha, 7; Mission, none; 
Irving none. It is interesting to go over to the county clerk's office and read 
over the names of those who have applied for army clothing and tor rations 
until July and August. Especially is it interesting to look over the Walnut 
list of thirty. Who would have thought that wealthy township was in such a 
condition. We are glad to be able to congratulate Mission and Irving township. 
They report being able to take care of themselves. Padonia is also to be con- 
gratulated. What a military appearance our county will present in a few 
weeks Eighty-nine of her sons clad in cavalry yellow striped blue, faring 
sumptuously every day on army beans and hard tack. "-Hiawatha Dispatch. 

March 19. J. P. Mulhollen is appointed a justice of the peace for Hiawa- 
tha township to till the vacanc\ caused by the resignation of John Cole. 

M Alien 27. At a meeting of the Brown County Council, P. of II. the fol- 
lowing resolution is adopted: 

Resolved, By the County Council Patrons of Husbandry that we believe the alarming in- 
crease Of various species of insects which prey upon the crops, fruit, etc., in this State is owing 
to the destruction of birds by hunters. We therefore recommend to the farmers of Brown county 
that they each and all prohibit the killing or trapping of every species of birds upon their 
premises hereafter. 

It was further resolved to organize a county Grange, and a meeting for that 
purpose was called for April 17th. 

April 5. Hiawatha city election. The Dispatch says: '-The issue was 
license to whiskey sellers and no levy of tax, against tax and no license to 
whiskey sellers. It was a plain issue and the results show that a large ma- 
jority preferred that the whiskey traffic be conducted this year as it was last. 
The temperance ticket received the following vote: Mayor, H.J Aten, US: 
councilmen, A. A. Holmes. 113; T. B. Dickason, 109: John Sherret, 102: S P. 
Gaskill. 110: Dr. Sebum, 111 J. P. Mulholland, for police judge on both 
tickets, 174. The opposition, or no tax candidates received the following: 
Mayor, J. F. Roehm, 66; councilmen, G. Amann, 68; R. S. Fairchild, 64; Eli 
Allendorf, 68; Chris Switzer, 64; A. McCowan, 65. 

April 9. The Hiawatha council organizes by the selection of the follow- 
ing officers: T. B Dickason, president; H. M Waller, city clerk; Chas. Wolf, 
treasurer; A. R. May, attorney; W. B. Corning, street commissioner: G. T. 
Woodmansee, marshal; A. Rokes, assistant marshal. 

April 13. Annual election of the Brown County Agricultural, Horticul- 
tural, and Mechanical Association. A. Walters, J. Cracraft, J. P. Davis, R P. 
Smith, and Isaiah P. Winslow are elected as directors and P. W. Fuller is elect- 
ed auditor. The board organized by electing A Walters, president: J. P. 
Davis, vice president: J. Cracraft, secretary; and F. D. Houlett. treasurer. 

April 15 J. W. Penn is appointed trustee of Powhattan township to fill 
vacancy caused by the resignation of D. L. Burger. 

April 17. Organization of the County Grange. J. P. Davis is president, 
E. Harrington, lecturer, and D. L. Burger, secretary. 

May 15. The Brown County Advocate says: The Mt. Roy cheese manu- 
facturing Company will have everything ready to commence cheese making in- 
side of thirty days. The building is thirty by thirty-six feet and two stories 
high. The company is a joint stock one and the shares $25 each. Ninety 



1875] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. " 101 

shares have been taken. They will use the milk of three hundred cows, pay 
one cent per pound for milk and settle up every thirty days with the cash. 
Thomas Dunn is president and T. H. Dunn is secretary. 

June 1. The corner stone for the M. E. church at Robinson is laid with 
imposing ceremonies. 

June 5. The Robinson M. E. church chartered. 0. L. Carroll, P. S. 
Kelley. John H. Lange, Hiram Crounse, Isaac Martindale, and Henry Cheal are 
directors. 

July 4. Celebration at Belt's Grove near Fairview. Major O. Fountain 
was master of the day, an speeches were made by Rev. Mitchell, Col. Ege, and 
Rev Ayers. 

July 16. The Board of County commissioners decide that the court house 
is unsafe and so agree to rent rooms for county purposes from E. N. Knapp. 
John W. McCreary opposes the proposition to rent. 

July 21 County Commissioners lease the upper story of E N. Knapp's 
building for a term of five years. 

July 28. Pursuant to call, a meeting was held at the court house for the 
purpose of organizing a county Centenial board to co-operate with the State 
board with reference to securing a full exposition of the various products and 
resources of Kansas for the Centennial at Philadelphia. The meeting was 
called to order by Col. E. Bierer and Judge Berry was elected chirman and D. 
L. Burger, secretary. Speeches were made by A. J. North and G. W. Glick, of 
Atchison, and Col E. Bierer. On motion of Ira J. Lacock, the meeting ad- 
journed to meeting with the board of direc tors of the Brown County Agricul- 
tural Association at their next meeting. 

August 11. The Brown County Light Guard organized with a roll of 
thirty-five members. H. J. Aten is elected first lieutenant, H. M. Waller, 
second lieutenant; F. M. Unkefer and R. E Burk, orderlies. 

August 14. Lieutenant Randall, of the regular army commenced issuing 
rations to the destitute of Brown county. The Advocate says: "Lieutenant 
Randall doubtless thought there were more than six of us. The days were last 
Saturday and Monday when Bacon was plentiful. Twelve thousand were dis- 
tributed to 520 persons. Of this number there were perhaps two-fifths who 
really needed something to eat; the other three-fifths took the oath because 
they could, finding it much easier to swear it out than tosweat it out. Weare 
of the opinion that the number of destitute in Brown county one week ago, or 
to-day is very small indeed. There was a time in April and May, and before 
and after when there were those in the county who were in actual destitute 
and hungry circumstances; but even then the complaint was not so much in 
favor of the people as of work animals and seed. ***** When men 
who live in fine houses, drive sleek teams, have a good prospect for corn and 
lots of slock to eat it, and if no money, have credit, walk up to the clerk's 
office and confront a United States officer with the oath that they are scrub 
paupers, we confess ignorance as to what constitutes thoroughbreds. The most 
deserving men did not come to town Saturday, they said when their neighbors, 
who were well-to-do farmers, whose daughters had done real well in marrying 
not six months ago, could cheek their way to sow belly it shamed them and 
they were content to forage for roasting ears, potatoes, peas, beans, etc." 

October 2. Republican convention. M. C. Willis was elected chairman 
and IT J. Aten secretary. E. N. Morrill, Geo. Seaman andS. W. Swayze were 



102 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1875 

appointed a committee on credentials, and reported the following delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention. Robinson— S. W. Swayze; Harry Cheal; 
Mission— M. J. Walsh, M. C. Willis: Prairie View— I. N. Smith, G. W. Sea- 
man. L. P. White: Irving— Dr. C. F. Bowron, M. D. Noble, Steven Hunter; 
Hamlin— H. P. Kinney; Carson— D L. Anderson, J. T. Hood; Hiawatha— H. 
J. Aten, R. S. Fairchild, Ira J Lacock, E. N. Morrill, A. J. Leibengood, B. F. 
Partch, John Walters, T, M. Campbell; Pages— Ellis, M. G. Ham, Lon H. 
Eddy; Kickapoo— V. Whitmarsh; Powhattan— Wm. Shirley. 

For representative J. P. Davis received twenty-three votes and G. M. 
Stites 15. 

For sheriff, C. H. Lawrence received 18 votes: I. N. Smith 7, J. D. Blair, 
2: M. J. Walsh, 1. 

For treasurer, J. B. Allison received on the first ballot, 11 votes: I. N. 
Seaman, 2: J. K. Klinefelter, 6: A. McLaughlin, 10. On the second ballot 
Allison received, 14: Seaman, 2; Klinefelter, 4: McLaughlin, 9. On the third 
ballot, Allison received 17; Seaman, 1; Klinefelter, 2; McLaughlin, 9. 

For county clerk, Jacob Reasoner received 24 votes, C. A. Lemmon, 1; 
Henry Isely, 1. 

For register of deeds, J. Roehm received 5 votes; E. D. Benner 16; J. O. 
Evans, 3; William Shirely, 4. 

H. P. Kinney for surveyor, and Wm. Shirley for coroner, were nominated 
by acclamation. 

Dr. Bowron from the first district: A. Walters from the second and C. L. 
Carroll of the third were nominated for county commissioners. 

A (entral committee was elected as follows: Hiawatha— E N. Knapp; 
Mission— David Moore; Irving— Dr. Bowron: Hamlin, A. Leonard: Powhattan 
—A. M. Hough: Padonia; I. P. Winslow: Robinson, S. W. Swayze: Walnut — 
B. F. Anderson. 

October 5. The commissioners decide to submit the following question 
to the voters: "Shall the commissioners of Brown County purchase a county 
poor farm. The proposition carried by a vote of 835 to 261. The voting place 
for Mission precinct is ordered changed from the house of M. J. Walsh, to 
Delevan school house No. 56. 

October 7. J. F. Roehm for register of deeds; A. Rokes, for sheriff: and 
H. Seburn for treasurer, announce themselves as independent candidates. 

October 9. Democratic and Independent Republican convention. John 
McCreary was chosen chairman, and G. Y. Johnson secretary. S. S. Foster. 
S. C. Hall and Carl Hilt were appointed a committee on credentials and J. P. 
Mulhollan, H. A. Parson, E Bierer, J. Sherman and T. H. Brown were ap- 
pointed a committee on resolution. 

The committee on credentials reported the names of the following dele- 
gates: Hiawatha— J P Mulhollen, John Cole, E. Bierer, S. C. Hall; Robinson 
— H. A. Parsons .J. Odle, J. Maxwell, D. P. Williams: Walnut— F. Isely, J. 
Meredith, G. W. Matthews: Irving— M. V. Christy, J. Sherman, F. Jones, A. 
Nellans; Mission— G. Y. Johnson, John McCreary, Geo. E.Clayton, H. Bradley 
Jas. Stanley: Powhattan-G. S. Foster, T. H. Brown, F. Sutton. J. T. Becker, 
J. Moose; Padonia— Carl Hilt, H. Gleason, T. Harding, A. Chase, E R. Cor- 
nelison, John Simkins. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



103 



practical government as taught by Jefferson, 



First— A firm adherance to the doctrine of 
Madison and other fathersof the Republic. 

Second— A strict construction of the constitution in all its measures. The supremacy of the 
Federal government in its sphere and the reservation of the local authorities of the Constitution. 

Third— Absolute prohibition of military interference with local state elections . 

Fourth — The civil above the military power. 

Fifth — Honesty in the administration of public affairs. 

Sixth— All officers to be held to a rigid account for the misuse of public funds. 

Seventh— The reservation of all legal rights of every citizen without regard to race. 

Eighth— Reservation of public lands for actual settlers. 

Ninth— No third term, and restoration of presidential salary to $25, C 00 per year, and that 
the president has no more right to violate his contract with the people than a hiember of con- 
gress. 

Tenth— That we favor a tariff for necessary revenue only and oppose the imposition of 
duties for the benefit of the manufacturer at the expense of the agricultural interests. 

Eleventh— The payment in greenbacks of all bonds and other obligations of the government 
not specially agreed to be paid in gold 

Twelfth— A volume of currency equal to the demands of trade, and return of specie payment 
as soon as the interests of the laborers and the public welfare will permit, but no forced re- 
sumption. 

Thirteenth- That we cordially invite the co-operation of all independent reform Republi- 
cans and all others to co-operate with the Democracy in expelling from power the corrupt 
officials that have brought the people to the verge of bankruptcy and assist to restore the ad- 
ministration of the government to the principles of the fathers. 



The following ticket was nominated: Representative, J. P. Mulhollen; 
treasurer, Harvey Seburn; county clerk, Henry Isely: sheriff, P. C. McGilvary; 
surveyor, S E Erwin; coroner, Dr. Turner: commissioner First district, Sely 
Sherman; Second district, Reuben McCartney, Third distrn t, Theodore 
Schecker. 

On motion it was resolved to make no nomination for register of deeds. 

A county central committee was chosen as follows: Hiawatha— E. Bierer, 
chairman; Powhattan— G. S. Foster: Irving — M. V. Christy; Walnut— F. Isely; 
Robinson— H. A. Parsons: Mission, G. Y. Johnson: Padonia-E R. Cornelison: 
Hamlin T. G. Elliott. 

October 9. The name of the Brown County Advocate is changed to the 
Kansas Herald A. T. McCreary becomes a member of the firm. 

October 14-16 The Eleventh Annual Fair is held. 

November 3. Township election. 



walnut township. 



Trustee, J. K. Bunn 

A. J. Frees 

A J . A tide son 

Clerk, W V Lambertson. 

Jos. W. Stark 

Fredrick Isely 

Treasurer, A t'arothers . . 

A A. Frink 

Ambrose Kesler 

Fred Isely 

Justice, A J. Frees 

Jacob Haywood 

Sam Scantline 

•I. D. Thompson 

J. K. Bunn 

Constable SV. M. Warner.. 

Geo. Robbins 

. Wm. H. Pace 

Herman Ha v wood 

J. Robbins 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, S. A. Hughes. 

Jas. Freeland 

L M. Hughes 

<'. F. Trapp 

Clerk, E. U Brown . . 

H. Crounse 

O. Jordan 

A H. Wade 

Treasurer, A. H, Wade 

H. Crounse 

Justice, S. A. Holcomb 

C A L,emmon 

Jacob Robinson 

C. Crounche 

J. C Fisher 

Constable, Wm. H. Mor 

Jas. Coe 

E. Hand 

J Odel 



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[1875 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee. S. A. McNeil... 

R. J. Young- 

Clerk, M. J. Baker 

Thos. Lowrie 

Treasurer, J. D. Stanley 

J. M. Bell 

Thos. Lowrie 

Justice, G. W. Seaman 

Jas. Dyche 

E. Harrington 

J. C. Conkling- 

T. J. Hopkins 

J. Best 

Constable. Josiah Lehn . 

T. J. Hopkins 

E. Harrington 

Jacob Spicklemier 

Geo. Hardin 



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J. W. Penn 


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Clerk, L. J Cashman 

Treasurer, J. F. Cashman 


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Chas. Smith 

Constable, J. B. Murray 


137 
129 


Dick Porter 


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J. 8. Elliott 


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PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, I P. Winslow 60 

Jer. Sherrer 66 

Clerk, J. Stickel 73 

J. E. Davis 5 

D. C. Nutting 44 

Treasurer, John E. Davis 56 

J. Stickel 5 

H.J.Gillespie 57 

D. C Nutting 1 

Justice, I. P. Winslow 6t 

A. D.Trussell 35 

E. R. Cornelison 61 

M. Moore 59 

Constable, J . A . McHenry 66 

John Simpkins 43 

Fred Hain 64 

J . B . Hansberry 39 



Trustee, J. F . Babbitt 

John Cole , 

T. M. Campbell 

Jefl Lawsou 

D K. Babbitt 

Clerk, Chas. Wolf 

Treasurer, C. H. Janes 

Justice, C E. Berry 

W. J. Richardson 

J. Cracraft 

J. P. Mullhollen , 

Constable, Geo. E. Selleg. 

John Lorimer 

B. L. Leg-g 

B, F. Devinny 

A. Norris 



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HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, Elias Berkley 

John Burnworth 

T.J. Elliott 

Clerk, J. T. Mickey 

H. Stafford 

John Burnworth 

John P. Rick 

A. N. Ruley 

Treasurer, Sol. R Myers. 

Joseph Fisher 

J. T. Mickey 

Justice, Jno Hammond .. 

Thos. Marion 

H. P. Kinney 

J. B. Wells 

Jacob Horr 

Constable. B. W. Furnish. 

N. L. Reid 

A. Hurst 

B.Ellis 

E. B. McKim 

C. Waller 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. John Braly 



Clerk, T. A. Dunn. 

J. A. Jeffries 

Treasurer, Jesse Jeffries. 
Justice, C Macoe 

Stephen Prier 

Thos. Biddle 

Thos. A. Dunn 

Stephen Hunter 

J. Sherman 

Constable, S. O. Mills.... 

C. Macho 

B. Latman 

W.Winkler 

Geo. Lindslev 



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Countv Clerk 

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J. Reasoner 

Register of Deeds. 


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Wm. Shirley 

Commissioner First District 


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Commissioner Second District. 

A. Walters 


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105 



Proposition No 1, Provided for biennial sessions of the Legislature. 
Proposition No. 2, Provided for biennial appropriations for State purposes. 
Proposition No 3. Providtd for the election of Representatives for two years and Senators 
for four years. 

December 25. The Hiawatha Beer club is raided. The following history 
of the rise and fall of this celebrated club is condensed from an article written 
by A- R. May for Major Morrill's history of Brown county: 

On the 7th day of October, J 875, the Hiawatha club was organized. Its 
purpose, as stated in the articles of agreement was "to form and arrange a club 
for the purpose of social enjoyment,, but its real purpurse was to form a beer 
club and to run a saloon contrary to law. The club began business on the east 
half of lot 91, Oregon street, with Fred W. Rohl and Henry Stauff in charge. 
The members would first buy tickets and then exchange their tickets for drinks 
seeking in this way to evade the law against selling liquor. 

Eight days after the organization, Mayor H. J. Aten issued his written 
order to City Marshal Woodmanseeto close up the place, which was done. The 
place was opened up again and the marshal was forcibly ejected by Rohl 
and Stauff. He then summoned Thos. McLaughlin, J. K. Klinfelter and G.E. 
Selleg as a posse and broke down the door, ejected the occupants and locked 
the building. Rohl at once swore out a warrant against the marshal and his 



106 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNT Y. 1874 J 

posse charging them with riot. The case was tried before Justice of the Peace 
W. J. Richardson. The state was represented by County Attorney F. M. Keith 
assisted by Jas. Falloon. The prisoners were defended by City Attorney A. R. 
May assisted by Ira J. Lacock and U. E. Berry. Tbe defendants were acquitted 
and the costs of tbe case taxed up to the complaining witness, Fred W. Rolil. 

In the mean time Rohl and Stauff had taken possession of their building 
again and were defying the authorities to interfere with their business. They 
were arrested on the 18th of November and convicted of violating the city 
ordinance in regard to selling liquor and were find $50 each. Tin's case they 
promptly appealed to the district court. Again on the 27th they were arrested 
charged with keeping and maintaining a common public nuisance. They were 
convicted on this charge in the police court and the premises adjudged a nuis- 
ance and ordered to be abated. This case was also appealed and the business 
went right on as before. 

On the 15th of December, Mayor Aten issued his writ to the city marshal 
ordering him to abate the nuisance. The marshal made several ineffectual 
efforts to enforce the writ. Rohl and Stauff met him each time with drawn 
revolvers and threatened that they would shoot him if he attempted to inter- 
fere with their business. The marshal then summoned S. P. Gaskill, A. A. 
Holmes, R. C. Chase, Geo. D. Blair, W. S. Bristol, J. C. Thomas, A. McLaugh- 
lin, B. F. Partch, Wm Clement. J. K. Klinefelter, A. G. Speer, Thurston 
Chase, L. S. Herbert, A. Rokes, Rev. C. L. Shackell'ed and others, about 
twenty in all, as a posse. » 

Early on the morning of December 25th, the posse repaired to the saloon, 
armed with revolvers, shot guns, and sabers and forcibly entered the building 
and ejected Stauff who showed tight. Rohl retreated in disorder. The posse 
emptied all the liquor found in the establishment, took possession of the books 
and papers of the club, and barricaded the doors with the billiard tables and 
furniture. The supporters of the club gathered in from the city and country 
and although many threats were made no actual attempt was made to retake 
the building. The marshall and his posse held possession of the building until 
an injunction was obtained from the district court restraining Rohl and Stauff 
from interfering with the building 

This ended the Hiawatha Beer club, but Rohl and Stauff still had troubles 
of their own to contend with. Stauff brought suit against Marshal Woodman- 
see for $500 damages for ejecting him from the building. Rohl and Stauff each 
brought suits against H. J. Aten, G. T. Woodmansee, W. S. Bristol, S. R, Gas- 
kill, R. C.Chase, A. A. Holmes, Wm. Clement and J. C. Thomas for $5,000 
damages to their person and feelings. Stauff and one, Murray Stanley were 
arrested for threatening to assault R. C. Chase, but the case was not tried. 
Stauff also swore out warrants for S. P Gaskill. W. S. Bristol, A. A. Holmes, 
J. C. Thomas, A. McLaughlin, B. F. Partch, G.T. Woodmansee, Geo. M. Blair, 
Wm. Clement, J. K. Klinefelter, R. C. Chase, A. G Speer, Thurston Chase, 
L.S.Herbert, A. Rokes, and Rev. C. L Schackelford, charging them with 
assault and battery. The cases was heard before Justice of the Peace Geo. W. 
Seaman and the information quashed. 

In May 1876, Rohl and Stauff gave themselves up to the sheriff announcing 
that they could not pay their fines. They were confined in the city calaboose 
which was broken into by their friends one night and the prisoners liberated. 
The calaboose was repaired and the prisoners put back again. Rev. Shackel- 



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107 



ford and Rev. Liggett then interested themselves in the matter and brought 
about a settlement by which all prosecutions and suits were dismissed, and the 
fines remitted by the council. Rohl aud Stauff agreeing to pay all costs. The 
money to pay the costs was then raised by subscription the temperance people 
furnishing most of the funds. 

1876. 

January 11. On request of E. N. Morrill on behalf of the city of Hiawa- 
tha, an order is made by the County Commissioners, allowing the city to erect 
a Are engine house on the north east corner of the public square. 

—The legislature convenes. Brown county is represented by J. P. Davis. 

February 4. Citizens of Hiawatha organize afire company. C. B. Hed- 
ding is elected foreman, Thos. Cheal, assistant foreman, Eli Allendorf, first 
engineer, J. Franklin, first assistant, Geo. H. Wheeler, second assistant, Wm. 
Johnson, secretary and treasurer; A. B. Carl and Chris Sweitzer, hosemen, J. 
Flick and Zimmerman, chargemen, John Gardner, extra man with extinguisher. 

February 21. Hamlin Christian church incorporated with Robert Patton, 
David Shelton, Jonas Myers, Franklin Myers, and John P. Shelton as trustees. 
The estimated value of the property is $1,700. 

March 2. The State is re-districted. The townships of Hiawatha, Irv- 
ing, Padonia and Hamlin now constitute the 70th legislative district and the 
townships of Walnut, Powhattan, Mission and Robinson the 71st district. 

March 3. Section lines in Brown county are once more declared to be 
public highways. 

March 22 Granger convention at Hiawatha. R.J.Young was selected 
president and J. D. Hardy, secretary. An address was delivered by H G. 
Reynolds, of Blue Rapids. A co-operative store was resolved upon and E. Har- 
rington of Prairie View Grange, Ben. A. Frye, of Plum Creek Grange, and J. 
W. Martin, of White Eagle Grange were appointed to carry the resolution into 
effect. 

April 3. Hiawatha city election. 





97 






J.P.Bause 

Police -Judge, W. J. Kichardson 

J. P. Mulhollen 


83 

95 

87 


H. Isley 

J. H. Speer 


94 

85 


A. G. Speer 


1 

98 

97 

97 


B. Dodg-e 


85 


Couneilmen, S. P. Gaskill 

H. Set>urn 

J Sherrett 


R. S. Fairchild 

E. Allendorf 


81 

83 



April — . A. T. McCreary retires from the Kansas Herald. 

April 7. Mayor Holmes makes the following appointments: City clerk, 
H. M. Waller; treasurer, C. Wolf; marshal, G. T. Woodmansee; assistant mar- 
shal, J. K. Klinefelter; street commissioner, G. T. Woodmansee; city attorney, 
A. R. May. S. P. Gaskill was elected president of the council. 

April 10. School District No. 67 (Mt Hope) is organized by Supt R. C. 
Chase. 

April 15. Harvey Seburn is appointed county treasurer for the term com- 
mencing on the first Tuesday of July, 1876, and ending on the second Tuesday 
of October; 1876, to All the vacancy occasioned by the change in the term of 
office provided by the legislature. 

April 11. Alfred Walters, J. Cracraft, E. N. Knapp, C. L. Carroll, and J. 
P. Davis, are elected as directors of the Brown county A. H. & M. Association. 



108 ANNA LS OF BROWN COUN TY. [187(5 

P. W. Fuller is elected auditor. This board organized by electing Alfred Wal- 
ters as president, J. P. Davis, as vice president, J. Cracraft as secretary and 
Samuel Detwiler as treasurer. 

May 3. The State Temperance convention meets at Lawrence. W. S. 
Bristol of Hiawatha is elected a delegate to the national convention. E. Bierer 
is a member of the committee on permanent organization. 

May 6. Democratic county convention to elect delegates to the state con- 
vention. 

May 18. Greenback convention at Indianapolis nominates Peter Cooper 
for president and Newton M. Booth for vice president. 

May 17. Republican county mass convention to elect delegates to the 
state convention. 

June 3. In compliance with the proclamation of the president of .the 
United States, asking that the citizens of each county assemble on the Fourth 
of July to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our national Indepence, a meet- 
ing was held at Hiawatha to make suitable arrangments for such a celebration. 

E. N. Morrill was chosen chairman and Henry Isely secretary. After ageneral 
discussion the following committees were appointed: Executive committee- 
Joseph Cracraft, E. N. Morrill, H. Seburn, H. J. Aten and Henry Isely. Com- 
mittee on music— M. E. Foote, S. M. Pratt, S. P. Gaskill. Township com- 
mittees: Hiawatha— J. P. Davis, E. N. Knapp, D. L. Burger; Mission— I. J. 
Miller, I. N. Smith, M. C. Willis, Powhattan— S. C. Amend, A. M. Hough, J. 
W. Penn; Walnut— A. Carothers, C. H. Isely, W. C. Pace: Hamlin— J. W. 
Scott, J. B. Wells, J. F. Mickey; Padonia— D. C Nutting, Jacob Reasoner, 
Isiah P. Winslow; Irving— W. C. Bechtel, Steveu.Hunter, M, D. Noble; Rob- 
inson— Lon H. Eddy, George Pierce, H. A. Parsons. Committeon finance— B. 

F. Killey, J. J. Weltmer and H. J. Aten. E. N. Morrill was elected historian 
and II . J. Aten and Thurston Chase assistants, and the following resolution 
was passed: 

Wherkas, The task of preparing- the history of the county is an arduous one, it is there- 
fore earnestly urged that all and especially the old setlers, lend a helping- hand in furnishing- in- 
teresting- facts connected with our count3"'s history. Said history when completed will be filed 
and preserved in the archives of the county and a copy of the same will be sent to the office of 
the Librarian of Congress. 

June 16: Republican convention at Cincinnati nominates R. B. Hayes for 
president and Wm. A. Wheeler for vice president. 

June 28. Democratic convention at St. Louis nominates Samuel J. Til- 
den for president and Thos. A Hendricks for vice president. 

June 29. The Dispatch announces the candidacy of E. N. Morrill for State 
Senator. 

June — . Republicans of Hiawatha, ratify the nomination of Hayes and 
Wheeler. J. P. Davis is chairman of the meeting and W. J. Richardson is 
secretary. Speeches are made by Judge A. H. Horton and Judge Berry. H. J. 
Aten, Dr. S. M. Pratt, E. N. Knapp, W. J. Richardson and A. G. Speer are 
appointed a committee to draft by-laws for a Hayes and Wheeler club. 

July 4. Grand celebration at Hiawatha. Major E. N. Morrill reads the 
history of the county. 

July 7. The County Commissioners make the following order: 

In compliance with the proclamation of the president of the United States 
and the governor of this state, the history of Brown county is boing 



1876] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 109 

completed, and whereas the same is too lengthy to be published in a news- 
paper, and whereas it is quite important, that the same should be preserved 
with the archives of the county and exchanged as recommended with the differ- 
ent counties of the state also deposited with the Librarian of Congress. There- 
fore be it ordered that an appropriation of $100 or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, be made for the publication of said history of Brown county in 
pamphlet form for purposes above enumerated, and further ordered that 
Joseph Cracraft, H.J, Aten and Henry Isely be hereby appointed as a com- 
mittee to manage and contract for the printing of the same. 

July U. The Hiawatha Hayes and Wheeler club elect officers as follows: 
W. B. Barnett, president; J. K Klinefelter, recording secretary; W. J. Rich- 
ardson, corresponding secretary; J. E. Moon, treasurer; E. N. Morrill, Ira J. 
Lacock, J. P. Davis, executive committee; vice presidents, H. J. Aten, Hia- 
watha; C. Isely, Walnut; A. M. Hough, Powhattan; M. C Willis, Mission; Lon 
H. Eddy, Robinson: Steven Hunter, Irving: I. P. Winslow, Padonia: J. W. 
Scott, Hamlin. 

July 22. A Tilden and Hendricks club is organized at Hiawatha. Dr. 
Turner is chairman and J. P. Mulhollen secretary. 

—The Republicans of Prairie View organize a Hayes and Wheeler club and 
elect the following officers. President, M. G. Perrine; vice president, T. G. 
Hopkins: secretary, I. N. Smith; executive committee, F. F. Miles, James 
Hite. A. M.Hannah. 

August 5. Republican convention for 70th representative district. J. P. 
Davis was elected chairman and H. J. Aten secretary. Col. Kieth, Capt. 
Walters, and L P.Winslow were appointed a committee on credeLtials. Dele- 
gates to the various conventions were elected as follows: Judicial convention, 
John Schil ing. T. J. Elliott; alternates, I. N. Speer, W. J. Richardson. State 
convention, W. B. Barnett and Harvey Sebum; alternates, J. P. Davis, R. S. 
Fairchild. Congressional convention. E. N. Morrill, B. F Killey; alternates, 
A. Walters, W. J. Richardson. Senatorial convention, R. C. Chase, Ben 
Watkins, II. J. Aten: alternates, Jacob Lichty, I. P. Winslow, S. M. Pratt. 

—Republican convention for 71st representative district met at Prairie 
View. M.C. Willis was chosen chairman, and C Lemon, secretary. A. H. 
Wade, A. M. Hough and David Moore were appointed a committee on creden- 
tials and reported the delegations filled from every precinct Delegates to the 
various conventions were elected as follows: Judicial convention, Geo. Mell- 
A. J. Carothers; alternates, I. N. Smith, J. N. Anderson State convention, A. 
W. Hough, C. A. Lemon; alternates, J. S. Belts, Geo. Seaman; Congressional 
convention, M. C. Willis, I. N. Smith; alternates, David Moore, H. C. Neff. 
Senatorial convention, A. H. Wade, F. F. Miles, J. S. Tyler; alternates, C. L, 
Carroll, Sam McNail, H. P. Whitman. Geo. Seaman, A. H. Wade, A. M. 
Hough were appointed as a district central committee. 

August 9. Republican judicial convention at Hiawatha. G. H. Adams of 
Nemaha, the Hubbard candidate is elected tempororary chairman over A. 
Larzelere, the anti Hubbard candidate by a vote of thirteen to eleven. Frank 
E. Cloyce of Atchison was elected temporary secretary. 

J. O. Peebles, A. Larzelere, G. Mell, T. J. Elliott and E. N. Newman were 
appointed a committee on permanent organization. 

L L. Tood, G. W. Stabler, J. H. Utt, J. Schilling and S. Conwell were ap- 
pointed a committee on credentials. The committee made a majority and a 



110 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 1876] 

minority report. The trouble was over the 5th district in Atchison county 
which had elected one set of Hubbard delegates and another set in favor of 
David -Martin for judge. The fight was kept up until sundown, when the 
Hubbard men won out and the six delegates from Doniphan county and two 
from Atchison bolted the convention and nominated David Martin. The re- 
maining delegates nominated P. L.Hubbard. Judge Hubbard then appeared 
and addressed the convention. 

A central committee consisting of E. N. Morrill of Brown, E. K. Knowles 
of Nemaha, B. B. Gail of Atchison and C. Leland of Doniphan, was appointed. 

Those taking part in the convention were Messrs. John H. L*tt, Fred Harp- 
ster, C. Fox. N. Springer, X. K. Stout, J. B. Kennedy, -N. B. Wood, J. H. 
Whittaker, Wm. Deckard, E. Kirkpatrick, C. O. Madoulett, A. Larzelere of 
Doniphan, L. L. Todd, S. R. Washer, Geo. Storch. A. F. Martin, J. K.Fisher, 
John Seaton, D. Bager, F. II. Barker, C. W. Johnson, J. W. Moore, J. V. 
Bryning, G. W. Stabler, F. E. Cloyce, D. W. Eiler, J O. Peebles, W. Scott, 
N. P. Pease of Atchison: John Schilling, T. J. Elliott. I. N. Speer, W. J. 
Richardson, A. Carothers, Geo. Mell, I. N. Smith. J. N. Anderson of Brown; 
G. II. Adams, S. Conwell, D. D. Wickens, J. Van Loon, H. W. Hazen. E. M. 
Neiman, G. W. Myrick and Fitzwater of Nemaha. 

August 12. Democrat convention selects the following delegates: State 
convention, T. J. Gibson, Eli Moser, D. C. Nutting, John McCreary.C. L. Pow- 
ers, Theodore Schecker: alternates, H. C. Wey, P. C. McGilvray, Jas. Cottrell, 
James Stanley. G. Y Johnson, Henry Meibat h. 

Congressional— E. Harrington. R. J. Young, Frederick Isely. D. P. Wil- 
liams, Wm. Clements, Wm. Wilson: alternates, Peter Birney, G. W. Parsons, 
David Bender, John Hillman. R. B. Carey, Jacob Roehm. 

Judicial -J P. Mulhollen, J F. Roehm, H. A. Parsons, Hiram Bussell: 
alternates, P. C. McGilvary, Dr. Turner, Abner Murphy. Jas. Glenn. 

August 15. Democratic judicial convention at Troy. It adjourns with- 
out making any nomination and the delegates join with the bolting Republi- 
cans in holding an independent convention. B. P. Waggener placed A. G. 
Otis in nomination forjudge. David Martin declined the nomination given 
him by the bolting convention at Hiawatha and seconded the nomination of 
Mr. Otis, who was then nominated by acclamation. The following resolutions 
were adopted by the convention: 

The citizens of the several counties of Atchison, Doniphan, Brown and Nemaha, compris- 
ing- the Second Judicial district of the State of Kansas, in mass convention assembled, to con- 
sider the question of selecting a candidate for district judge, to be voted for at the ensuing elec- 
tion, and being of both political parties do hereby recognize and affirm the following cordial 
principles to govern us in our actions. 

First. That we deem the judicial office wholly non-political in its character, and the selec- 
tion of a candidate therefore, should be made wholly with regard to the fitness, ability and 
learning of the person to be selected and wholly independent of political or personal considera- 
tion. That the office should be unsolicited and that the incumbent should be placed iu office by 
the people of his district without pledges, promises or solicitations on his part to the end that 
justice may be impartially administered and the decisions made from the bench, challenge the 
confidence and respect of the communities iu which they are made, and of the parties litigant 
themselves. That it is only iu this way that respect for law can be maintained, and disorder 
and misrule prevented. That-a judge upon the bench should be so placed there by the people, 
that he may act independently, decide without fear or favor, and know iu his judicial capacity- 
no friend and no enemy, no party, and creed. 

Second. That we regard as most unfortunate, the nomination and election of any candi- 
date who procures his place after and through a bitter personal and partisan contest, with 



1876] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. Ill 

pledges made to his advocates and supporters, and with friends to reward and enemies to punish 
in and through his office after he shall have secured it. Surely such a person can not be a safe 
and suitable representative to our judicial system; can not maintain and uphold the law, or ad- 
minister it to public satisfaction, or in a manner to meet the confidence of the public. We re- 
cognize ami deprecate the fact that such is the present condition of our judicial district, and of 
the nominee now before the people and we are moved thereby, without unkindness or malice 
towards anyone, as a sacred duty we owe ourselves and the citizens of this district to select and 
place in nomination another, and, as we believe, a more suitable candidate for the office re- 
ferred to. 

Third We hereby covenant and agree that the election of the candidate so selected by us, 
shall in no manner be regarded as the the triumph of any political party, or as the expression 
of our opinion upon any political question, but solely and purely are expression of our pref- 
erence for the person selected to perform properly the duties pertaining- to this responsible 
office. 

August 23. Democratic State convention at Topeka to nominate a State 
ticket. The Brown county delegates are P. J. Gibson, Eli Moser, D. (J. Nut- 
ting, C. L. Powers, Theodore Schecker, John MeCreary; alternates, H. C. Wey, 
P. C. McGilvray, Jas. Cottrell, Jas. Stanley, G. Y.Johnson, Henry Meibach. 

August 16. Republican State convention at Topeka. VV. B. Barnett, 
HarvySeburn, A. M. Hough andC. A. Lemmon are the Brown county delegates. 

August 30 Democratic county convention at Hiawatha, nominates the 
following ticket. Representative 70th distiict, D. C. Nutting: representative 
71st district, H. A. Parsons; county attorney, J. P. Mulhollen: clerk of the 
court, Robert McGinnis; probate judge, Rev. Geo. Turner; county superintend- 
ent, Jno, II. Brawley. 

August 31. Republican congressional convention at Abaline. Brown 
county is represented by E. N. Morrill, B. F. Ivilley, I. N. Smith and M. C. 
Willis. Convention breaks up in a row and the Guthrie forces bolt. The Dis- 
patch says: "The Hiawatha Judicial convention was a peacable affair as com- 
pared to the Abaline massacre. It is said that it was indescribable. Great 
big men were picked up as by a whirl wind and thrown prostrate on the floor. 
Hats were torn into threads, government officials and city policemen swarmed 
around commanding the peace on one side. Sleeves were rolled up and lists 
shaken under many a delegate's nasal appendage and all kinds of unhealthy 
demonstrations indulged in " 

September 6. Democratic Congressional convention at Atchison. The 
Brown county delegates are E. Harrington. R.J Young and Jno. Hillman. 
E.Harrington; is on the resolutions committee and the central committee. 
Wilder's Annals says of this convention: "E. Harrington offered the following 
resolution, which was adopted: 

"Rexolvert, That it is the duty of congress to restore silver coin to its former status as a 
legal tender for the payment of all debts public and private." 

This was the first silver resolution ever offered in a Kansas convention. 

September 9. Republican senatorial convention at Sabetha. O Fountain 
is elected chairman and G. M. Brown secretary. Messrs. Aten, Myrick and 
Gills are appointed a committee on credentials. On motion of H. J. Aten, E. 
N. Morrill was nominated for senator by acclamation. H. J. Aten and M. C. 
Willis, of Brown -.ounty and G. W. Myrick, Ira F. Collins and W. E. Wilkin- 
son, of Nemaha county were appointed a central committee. 

September 23 Republican convention for the Seventy-tirst Representa- 
tive district meets at Prairie View. George Pierce is nominated for the legis 
lature. 



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September 30. Republican county convention at Hiawatha. E. N. Knapp 
was elected chairman and F. M. Unkerfer, secretary. Dr. Seburn, I. P. Wins- 
low and S. Hunter were appointed a committee on credentials. J. D. Blair, J. 
D. Hardy, J. D. Hazen were appointed a committee on permanent organization 
and reported W. B. Barnett for chairman and F. M. Unkerfer for secretary. 

For county attorney first ballot resulted, J. F. Babbitt, 5; C. E Berry, 15; 
James Falloon, 15: W. J. Richardson, 6; second ballot Berry, 18: Falloon, 15; 
Richardson, 0; Killey, 2. Third ballot Berry. 20: Falloon. 16: Richardson, 3: 
Killey, 2. Fourth ballot Berry, 24; Falloon 10. 

For district clerk, J. S. Belts, LonEddyandJ. W. Oberholtzer were placed 
in nomination. A ballot resulted Eddy 21, Belts, 13; Oberholtzer, 6. 

T. P.. Dickason was nominated for probate judge by acclamation. 

For county superintendent. A. Carottiers received 24 votesand R. C. Chase, 
IT. 

The following central committee was chosen: T. J. Elliott, Hamlin; I. P. 
Winslow, Padonia: H, J. Aten, Hiawatha: J. B. Allison, Walnut: S. Hunter, 
Irving: S. A. McNeil, Mission; A. H. Wade. Robinson; William Shirley, Pow- 
hattan. 

—Republican convention for Seventieth Representative district J. P. Davis 
received 19 votes and H. J. Aten, 13. Jacob Reasoner, of Padonia: E. N. 
Knapp, of Hiawatha; E. Noble of Irving: O. F. Manville, Hamlin, were ap- 
pointed a central committee. 

September 26-29. The Twelfth Annual fair is held. 

October 6 John Schilling is appointed county commissioner to till 
vacancy caused by the death of Capt. A. Walters. 

October 6. David Evans is elected as a director of the Brown County A. 
H. & M. Association to till the vacancy caused by the death of Alfred Walters. 
J. P. Davis is chosen president and E. N. Knapp vice president. 

October 15. Dedication of the Christian church at Hamlin. 

October 25. At the mass meeting held at Hiawatha to discuss the grass- 
hopper subject a Committee consisting of J. F Babbitt, J. P. Davis, Ben. J. 
Watkins, J. Schilling, A. J. Leibengood, John Walters, W. S.Hall, and S. 
Detwiler were appointed to provide wnys and means to destroy the present de- 
posit of eggs and also the insects in the spring. The committee decided to 
organize Hiawatha township into small districts witli an overseer for each dis- 
trict and recommended shallow plowing and thorough harrowing and rolling 
as a proper way to accomplish the desired results. 

October IT. The Co-operative Association Patrons of Husbandry incor- 
porated. Capital stock $1500. R.J. Young, A. Carothers, E Harrington. J. 
Sherrer, B. A. True, J. W. Martin, H. Stafford, S. R. Johnson, F. J. Robbins, 
G C. Harden and G. W. Moler are the directors. 

October 2T. The Greenbackersof Morrill raise a Cooper pole ninety feet 
high. C. A. Say lor is chairman of of the meeting and J. K. Bunn, secretary. 
Speeches are made by J. T. Stevens, editor of the Spirit of Kansas and R. J. 
Young candidate for State senator. 

October 28. The United Presbyterian church of Hiawatha is organized 
bv Rev. Marion Morrison. 



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November 7. Township election. 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Stephen Hunter 127 

Georg-e Wilson 82 

B. Weldinep 22 

Clerk, Thos. A. Dunn 181 

Geo. E.Wilson 1 

J.A.Jeffries 1 

Treasurer. M D. Noble 131 

J. A. Jeffries 72 

B Weldinep 2 

Constable, J. F. Stillwell 132 

C. C Gregg 74 

S. O. Mills 57 

Wyatt T. Winkler 38 

HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP, 

Trustee. Prof . W. R. Evans 1 

Dan Hazen 220 

h. S. Herbert 230 

Clerk, Chas Wolf 424 

J V. Rollins 1 

Treasurer, C. H . Janes 415 

Fred Doug-las 1 

P. H. Hull 1 

Constable. John Lorimar 380 

William Allen 345 

G. H.Wheeler 132 

HAMHN TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, J. H. Burn worth 130 

T. J. Elliott 51 

Clerk, J. T. Mickey ICO 

J. H. Buruworth 2 

E.Berkley 1 

Treasurer, S. R. Myers .175 

Jl\ Mickey 2 

T. J. Elliott 1 

A.K. Troidell 2 

Constable, E Aumiller 80 

B. W. Furnish 73 

T. J. Elliott 37 

Craig- Gaston 9 

Harvey Raymond 51 

L. M.Reid 23 





MISSION TOWNSHIP. 


rt.i 

56 

58 


3 

78 
61 

1 
37 
81 

2 
33 
80 

3 

30 

40 
67 
70 
4 
3 
15 




H 


Trustee, James Dvche 

J. M. Bell 


134 
110 






1 


Thos. Sawril 


43 
76 




M. J. Perrine 

M. J. Baker 


157 

2 


Treasurer, Geo. Cushiue 

I. N. Smith 


43 
76 


76 


J. D. Stanley 


3 








S. T. Meridith 


32 
27 
70 
71 


62 


J. H. Miller 




J. L White 

J. Fayer 


ISO 






3 


S. C. Beldeu 




15 



PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, I. P. Winslow 76 

Jeremiah Sherrer 88 

Clerk. Jacob Stickle 165 

Treasurer, H J.Gillespie 164 

Constable, J. F Hansberrv 145 

J. H McHenry ." 85 

WW. Cornelison 74 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 


u 


3 

s 






39 

42 
37 
43 
2 

1 


91 

73 

10 

„ 

■::: 
! 

80 

75 

... 4 




J. K. Bunn 

Clerk, John S. Belts 


49 

no 

62 

2 




Fred lsely , 


Treasurer, A. A. Frink 


Geo. W. Warner... 

G. Joss 


3 

1 


W. M. Tweedel 






1 
lis 
130 

41 


Constable. Herman Haywood .... 

D. R. Jav ' 

S S. Bunn ... 


38 

45 

37 







POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP 


k ; 
u 


Powhat- 
tan 

Total ... 


Trustee, S.J. Casli man 


41 
HO 

40 
til 
1 
24 
61 


87 128 


Clerk, J. M. McCreary 


89 129 


John McCreary 

Treasurer, Wm. Shirley 

B. A. Fry 


.... 1 
78 102 
311 92 
43 43 


Wm. Handley 

Geo. Kellar 


41 
61 


58 1 99 
1| 92 


W. M Shirley 


....1 1 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 




Oh 







88 
83 

46 
01 

1 
84 

93 


68 

45 

"52 
64 

-71 

46 






128 
1 

98 


A. Murphey 

Clerk, J. C. Fish 


Henry Reynolds 

Treasurer. Tabtier B. Pierce 

E. M Hughes 


134 






Constable, Thos. Smith 

W. H. Morris 

W. M. Parsons 

R. D. Bartlow '. 


88 
02 
87 


68 1 156 
62 154 



November 7. General Election. 



Far President. 

R. B. Haves, R 

S J. Tilden, D 

Peter Cooper, G 

For Governor. 

Geo. T Anthony, R 

Jno. Martin, D 

M. E. Hudson, I. R 

John Paulson 

For Lieutenant Governor. 

M. J Salter. R 

J. A. Beall. D. G 

Wm Fail-child 

For Secretary State. 

Thos. Cavanaugh, It . 

S. M. Palmer. D 

Wm. Crosbv 

W. S Hendrick 

For Auditor. 

P.I Bonebrake, R 

H. F. Sheldon, D. G 

For Auditor to All vacancy. 

P. I. Bonebrake, R 

For Treasurer. 

Jno Francis, R 

A. McLouth, D. G 

W. S. Hendricks 

For Treasurer to fill vacancy. 

J no. Francis, R. 

For Attorney General 

W. Davis. R 

W. h. McConnell, D 

D. B. Hadlev 

A.M. F.Randolph 

For State Superintendent. 

A. B Lemon, R •• 

Thos. Bartlett. D. G 

Jno. Braly 

C. W. Harvey 

For Associate Justice. 

D. .1 Brewer, R -- 

James Humphrey, D . 

H. G. Reynolds 

For Congressman. 

W. A. Phillips, R 

Thos. P, Feu Ion, D 

J. Wisebach 

Richard Wake 

For Amendment No. 1 

Against Amendment No 1 

For Amendment No. 2 

Against Amendment No. 2 

For District Judge. 

P. L. Hubbard. R 

A. G Otis, I 

For Senator 3rd District. 

E. N. Morrill, R 

R.J. Young-, D. G 

For "nth District Representative. 

J. P. Davis, R 

D. C. Nutting, D. G 

For County Attornev. 

C. E. Berrv, R.'. 

J. P. Mulhollen. D. G 

Jas. Falloon, I 

District Clerk 

Lou H. Eddv, R 

Robt. McGinuis, D. G 

For County Superintendent. 

A Carothers, R 

John Braley, D. G 

For Probate Judge. 

T. B. Dickason, R 

Geo.Turner, D G 

For Commissioner to fill vacancv. 

Jno. Schilling, R 

For Representative "1st District. 

H. A. Parsons, D 

Geo. Pierce. R 

R. D. Bartlow, I 



58 
861 61 

1 



86 51 
76! 63 



104 

64 
*l 14 



118 74 
87 39 



119 74 

87 39 



il 82, 119! 74 



1255 
595 
230 



1257 
810 

7 

1249 
SIS 
10 



39! 38 
45 64 



43 46 



42! 35 
35! 50 
5 14 



12«l 
8(19 

T 

1032 

1254 

726. 
9(> 
11 

1243 

803 

+ 

10 

1266. 
734 
8» 

1233 

731 

80 

12 

1X59 

4 

1859 



842 

748 
32* 

1038 
756- 
255 

12.84 



711167 

42 875 



1349 
701 



1876- 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



115 



♦Note— Proposition No. I, was to amend Section 24 of the Constitution to read: "No money 
shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of a specific appropriation made by law, 
and no appropriation shall be for a longer term than two years." 

Proposition No 2, amended the constitution so as to fix the terms of all county officers at two 
years except commissioners who are to hold office for three years. It further provided that no 
person should hold the office of sheriff or county treasurer for more than two consecutive terms. 

December 11. Hamlin Cemetary Association incorporated with D. W. 
Simmons, B. Ellis, Root. Gaston, A. P. Browning and N. S Grover as trustees. 

December 12-15. Fifth Annual Session of the Kansas State Grange at 
Manhattan. R. J. Young is the Brown county representative. 

1877. 

January 6. Henry A. Parsons and sixty-seven others petition for a change 
of the boundaries of Irving and Robinson townships and the formation of a new 
township. The petition was granted and it was ordered: That all of town 1, 
and sections 1 to 18 inclusive in town 2, in range 18, constitute a municipal 
township to be known as Irving with a voting precinct at the school house in 
district 65, to be known as "Irving precinct." That sections 19 to 36 inclusive 
of town 2, and section 1 to 24 inclusive of town 3, range 18, constitute a municipal 
township to be known as Robinson, with a voting precinct at the town of North 
Robinson to be known as Robinson: that sections 25 to 36 inclusive of town 3, 
and ail of town 4, range 18, constitute a municipal township to be known as 
Washington with a voting precinct at Morgan school house to be known as 
Washington precinct. A special election is ordered for February 15, 1877, in 
Robinson township. The present officers for Robinson township are assigned 
to the new township of Washington. 

January 9. The legislature convenes. Brown county is represented in the 
senate by E. N. Morrill, and in the house by J P. Davis and II. A. Parsons. 

January 31. P. B. Plumb is elected United States senator. Senator 
Morrill and Representative Davis voted for D. P. Lowe and Representative 
Parsons voted for John Martin. 

February 15 Special election in Robinson township. 



Trustee 
C. F 

Clerk, J 
Jas. 


Alexander Nellans, Democrat . 

Trappe. Republican 

W. Martin, Democrat. 

B Mitchell, Republican 


.. 81 
.. 67 
.. 76 
.. 64 


(has 

Treasure 

S H 

D. W 


Hack 
r. Will 
Wade, 
illiams 


iam Heff ner 
Republican 


Democrat. . . 


. . 11 

. . 75 
.. 73 











— "The political lines were drawn and resulted in a Democratic victory. 
They sa> the Democrats down that way are rejoicing much forgetting even 
the Presidential question." — Dispatch. 

March 2. The townships of Robinson, Washington, Mission, Powhattan 
and Walnut arq, constituted the seventy-first representative district. 

March 3. The county line road between Atchison and Brown re-located 
on the line near Kennekuk. 

March 5. C. D. Lawrence of Hiawatha appointed a director of the Em- 
poria Normal. 

—The Republicans of Hiawatha celebrate the inaguration of President 
Hayes. Judge Berry is chairman of the meeting and Judge Nathan Price 
delivered the principal speech. Resolutions drafted by a committee consisting 
of W. J. Richardson, H. F. Macy and D L. Burger are adopted as follows: 



110 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1877 



Resolved, That the platform adopted by the national convention held at Cincinnati, Ohio., 
June 15, 1876, embodies the principles of the Republican party, and that these principles so long 
as adhered to are the main pillers of support of this, 'the best government on earth," and com- 
mand the confidence and adherence of the American people. 

Resrived, That in the recent long, arduous and painful struggle in the election of the 
Patriot, Soldier, and Statesman Rutherford B. Hayes to the presidency of the United States; 
this nation has abundant cause for rejoicing. 

Resolved. That so long as the political parties in opposition to the National Republican 
party are actuated by the principles enunciated by them, not only in their political platforms, 
but through the utterances of their press, public men and political leaders, they are unworthy 
of the confidence and countenance of a liberty loving people, and their political positions are 
repugnant to all the principles embodied ini the comer stone of our liberties, the Declaration of 
Independence. 

Retolvtd, That the character and deportment of President Hayes during the long interval 
in arriving at the final result of said election , has been such as to command the respect and ad- 
miration of every unbiased citizen, and further that his deportment during this time presents 
an impressive contrast with that of the Democratic candidate for the Presidency. 

Resolved, That in the political turmoil just passed the character and bearing of the Repub- 
lican party has been pacific, law-abiding and even unnecessarily yielding, forming a striking 
contrast with that of the Democratic party, which has been rebellious, seditious, threatening 
and war-like. 

Resolved, That the counting of the electoral votes from several contested states of the Union 
has been preformed by a commission created for that special purpose, the representatives of 
both parties, and supported almost unanimously by the two parties, it is the duty of all to ac- 
quiesce in their decision and any language of a rebellious or stditious character by whomsoever 
uttered in consequence of said decision should be rebuked and the offender stigmatized as a 
person destitute of any moral obligation. 

Resolved, That Ex-President Grant by his political foresight, good judgment, firmness and 
sense of right has brought the nation through one of the darkest hours of peril. When anarchy 
threatened the dismemberment of the Union he stood read}- with uplifted hand to ward off the 
blow— unconquorable in war as unsurpassed in peace, he retires from the nation's first position 
of trust casting his mantle upon a successor who, in the hopes of the people, will preserve it 
untarnished, and that we believe the future historian will do hint the justice which now being so 
tardily accorded him. 

March 31. Chas. C. Manley, a saloon keeper and supposed horse thief is 
hanged by masked men in the southwest part of the county. 
April 2. Hiawatha city election. 





\m 


.J. Cyphers 

B. Case 

I. W. Speer 






09 




Couucilmen. Henry Iselv 

A. H. Thomas 


114 

114 

113 

65 


67 

... 66 


P.W.Hull 

Wm. Clement 

J. E Moon 

B. W. Dodee 


C Orth 

Police Judge, J. W.Richardson 

J. P. Mulhollen 


67 

Ill 

67 



April, 2. The county commissioners upon the petition of C. C. Powers and 
129 others issue an order requiring all persons in Powhattan township to keep 
their cattle horses and mules confined during the night time for a period of 
t went) -five years. 

April 10. J. P. Davis, Samuel Detwiler, Joseph Cracraft,«J. E. Price, and 
W. D Lewis are chosen a board of directors for the Brown county A. H. & 
M. association. I N. Smith is elected auditor. The board organizes by the 
election of the following officers: Joseph Cracraft, president; J. P. Davis, vice 
president, W. D. Lewis, secretary; Harvey Sebum, treasurer. 

April 14. Brown count v teachers liold a meeting at Hiawatha and sign 
the following agreement: 

Whereas, By a recent act of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, it has been made the 
duty of the county superintendent to organize a county Normal Institute, and 



1877| ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 117 

Whereas, A registration fee of one dollar is required to become a member of said Institute 
We, the undersigned, having paid the sum of one dollar each, into the hands of J . F. Watkins, 
to be by him held until fifty persons shall have so signed and paid said registration fee, do 
hereby authorize the said J. F. Watkins, as our representative, to pay the aforesaid registra- 
tion fee to the count3 T superintendent whenever fifty persons shall have registered or have been 
reported for registration, and for and in behalf of us to register our names as members of the 
said Normal Institute, and return the certificate of membership to the undersigned parties, to 
whom they belong, provided that if said number of fifty persons be not reported for registra- 
tion by the 20th of August, 1877, the aforesaid sum of SI each shall be refunded to the under- 
signed. 

April 26. Laus Creek Cemetary Association incorporated with Levi C. 
Anderson, Thomas Jones and D. B. Anderson as trustees. 

May 7. The following officers are selected for Hiawatha city. City At- 
torney, A. R May: Marshal, J. V. Rollins: City Clerk, A. T. McCreary; Treas- 
urer, II. Seaburn; Street Commissioner, Thomas Daniels, Assistant Marshal 
David Van Horn. Henry lsley was chosen president of the council. 

June — . Annual commencement of the State University. Everard Bierer, 
Jr., is one of the graduates and Valedictorian of his class. 

June 21. I. O. OF. celebration at Hiawatha. Addresses are made by 
Rev Geo. Mitchell and Col. John Doniphan. 

August 16. D. L. Burger sells his interest in the Kansas Herald to M. E. 
Foote. 

September 15. School district No. 68, Hegendeffer, is organized by Supt. 
A. Carothers. • 

September 25-28. The Thirteenth Annual Fair is held under the auspices 
of the Brown County A. H. & M. Association. 

October-!. The commissioners make the following order: "That a pro- 
position be submitted to the legal voters of Brown county at the general elec- 
tion to be held on the 6th day of November, 1877, authorizing the board of 
county commissioner to build a court house for said county; the cost not to ex- 
ceed the sum of $20,000 and that the money to be raised for such purpose shall 
be levied and collected as follows: One half in 1878, and the other half in 1879, 
provided, that said levy shall not exceed the sum of three mills on the dollar 
for each of said years " 

October 6. Republican ounty convention at Hiawatha. J. P. Davis was 
elected chairman and L. B Keith, secretary E W. Plankington, T. J. Elliott, 
H E. Penny, Steven Hunter, D. K. Babbitt were appointed a committee on 
credentials and reported the delegations full from every precinct except Kick- 
apoo. A. M. Hough, Aaron II. Wade, and R. C Chase were appointed a com- 
mittee on permanent organization and reported in favor of making the tempor- 
ary organization permanent. For treasurer, first ballot, Thomas McLaughlin, 
9; H. F. Macy, 12; J. B. Allison, 2; A. J. Leibengood 10: J. E. Moon, 6; second 
ballot, McLaughlin, 7; Macy, 13; Allison, 1: Leibengood, 20: Fourth ballot Mc- 
Laughlin, 3: Macy, 13; Leibengood, 22. 

Sheriff— First ballot, C. H. Lawrence, 15: John Lorimer, 4; I. N.Smith, 17; 
E T. Noble, 4. Second ballot Lawrence, 16; Lorimer, 4; Smith, 17; Noble, 3. 
Third ballot, Lawrence, 21; Lorimer, 2; Smith, 17. 

Henry Isely for county clerk and E. D. Benner for register of deeds and 
Wm. Shirley for coroner were nominated by acclamation 

For surveyor first ballot H. P. Kinney, 15; Thos. Marion, 9; L. P. Hazen. 
16. Second ballot Kinney, 15: Marion, 6; Hazen, 19. Third ballot Kinney, 14: 



118 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1877 

Marion, 4; Hazen, 22. J. E. Davis, John Schilling and J. S. Tyler, were nomin- 
ated for commissioners. 

A central committee appointed consisting of Steven Hunter, I. P. Winslow, 
A. H. Wade, J. Cracraft, Geo. Mell, B. Watkins, E. Buckley, J. M. Boomer, 
and A. M. Hough. Joseph Cracraft was chosen chairman of said committee. 

October 11. J. F. Roehm for treasurer and W. D. Rife for sheriff an- 
nounce themselves as independent candidates. 

October 13. Independent Greenback convention at Hiawatha. C. A. 
Saylor was elected chairman and F. W. Rohl, secretary. J. W. McCreary, S. 
E. Erwin and B. F. DeVinno were appointed a committee on credentials and 
reported thirty-one delegates entitled to seats in the convention. F. W. Rohl, 
E. Chase, T. Hough. J. W. McCreary, S. E. Erwin, were appointed a com- 
mittee of conference with the democratic convention. The report of the com 
mittee was rejected and the convention proceeded to nominate the following 
ticket. Clerk Henry Isely, Treasurer J. F. Roehm, Sheriff R. J. Young, Reg- 
ister of Deeds, Henry Wey, Surveyor, S E. Erwin, Coroner, J. K. Bunn, Com- 
missioners, Peter Pfeiffer, H. S. Little, C. A. Saylor. 

A county central committee, consisting of F. W. Rohl, Chairman, J. W. 
McCreary, Secretary, E. S. Pfeiffer, J. W. Scott, S. E. Erwin, T. A. Dunn, J. 
Sherrer, S. C. Amend and J. K. Bunn was appointed. 

October 13. Democratic county convention. E. Harrington, J. P. Mul- 
hollen and Dr. Turner, are appointed a committee on permanent organization. 
H. A. Parsons, H. F. Mellenbruch and Turner were appointed a committee on 
resolutions. 

A committee of conference with the Greenbackers consisting of E Har- 
rington, J. P. Mulhollen, H. Isely, M. J. Cole and A. Murphy was appointed. 
A second committee in conference consisting of Geo. E Clayton, H. A. Par- 
sons and H. F. Mellenbruch was appointed. 

J. F. Roehm for treasurer, Henry Isely for clerk, H. B. Wey for register of 
deeds, S. E Erwin for surveyor, A. K Bunn for coroner, F. Isely, H. S. Lytle 
and D. P. Williams for commissioners, were nominated by acclamation. R. J. 
Young for sheriff was nominated on the first ballot. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

We, the Democrats of Brown county, met in convention, recognizing- our duty as citizens to 
elect faithful and competent public servants, do hereby declare, that it is not our object to carry 
on with our neighbors an aggressive party warfare for the sake of party names; but we an- 
nounce it to be our sole object to compete with the opposing party in bringing forward and 
electing the best men for office, and divising and carrying out the best measures for the public 
welfare. 

Resolved* That we are in favor of the proposition to build a new court house as the same has 
been submitted by the commissioners to the voters of the county. 

October 18. Hiawatha Lodge 83, I. O. O. F. incorporated. 

October 19. The Hiawatha Christian church burns. Loss to the con- 
tractor, Mr. Fitch, about $800. 

—John Kennekuk, a Kickapoo Indian, once a prominent chief of his tribe 
dies. It is thought that he was poisoned. 

— The North Kansan announces that Dr. W. W. Nye has permanently lo- 
cated in Hiawatha. 

October 29. Pursuant to call the citizens of Claytonville met to take 
action regarding the circulating of a petition asking the commissioners to sub- 



1877] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



119 



mit a proposition relocating the seat at Claytonville. F. F. Miles was made 
chairman and Chas. Whitney, secretary. Geo. E. Clayton, I. N. Seaman and 
H. C. Neff were appointed to negotiate with the proprietors of the town site 
for title. It was proposed to raise a bonus of $20,000 to build a court house and 
$12,000 was pledged. 

October 33. Star of the West Division No. 33, Sons of Temperance is 
instituted with a charter membership of ninety-three. The officers are R. C. 
Chase, W. P.; Mrs. M. W. McLaughlin, W. A.; J. K. Klinefelter, R. S.; Miss 
Jennie lies, A. R. S ; G. W. Seaman, F. S.; A. O. Dickason, Treas ; Rev. J. A. 
Simpson, Chaplain; B. F. Baldwin, conductor; Miss Lu Herbert, A. C; C. W. 
Wellcome, I. EL; S. A. Smith. O. S.; A. McLaughlin, P. W. P. 



November 6. 

General election. b 

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34 
37 
7 

34 

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3 

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56 
25 
3 

56 

25 
3 




For Thief Justice. 


1004 


Wm. R. Wagstaff - 

Sam A. Rigrers 

For Lieutenant Governor. 

L U Humphrey 


88 63 

... n 

92 43 


447 
153 

1(101 


Thos . W. Wartterson 

D. B Hadley 

Sam A. McNeil - 




63 
12 


447 
14S 


For County Treasurer. 

A J. Leibengood ' 

J. F. Roehtn 


43 
41 


257 
1S8 


82 
97 


38 
80 


65 


32 
44 


25 
59 


784 

803 

1 










2 

3 

85 








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3 


For County Clerk. 

Henry Isely 


X, 


121 


14S 


54 
1 


444 


181 


118 


81 


89 


81 


82 


1580 
1 












1 

"i 

325 

124 

I 














1 


J. K Bunn 






1 




1 










1 


For Register of Deeds. 

E. D. Benn-r 

Henry B. Wey 


.0 
6 


89 

34 


113 

35 


30 
26 


56 
28 


111 

70 


40 
60 


50 
31 


59 

32 


43 
38 


57 
26 


1051 
540 

1 


H. Wey 

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3 

40 
38 
3 














3 








173 
178 
79 


84 
93 


41 

77 


30 

45 
6 


19 

60 

5 


22 

31 

25 
1 

34 
45 

30 

50 


40 
35 
6 

55 

28 

48 
35 


2 


For Sheriff. 


6 


51 
55 
16 


98 

45 
6 


27 
37 
1 


671 


R. J Young 

W. D.Rife 


743 

14S 

1 


For County Surveyor. 

S P . Hazen 


10 


74 
47 


87 

60 


32 

33 


60 
29 


332 
116 


91 

88 


43 

75 


37 

44 


30 

62 


031 


S. E. Erwin 


667 


W. D. Rife 






1 


For Coroner. 

Win. Shirley 

J. K. Bunn 


V) 
+8 
9 


78 

45 

87 
24 
9 


96 
51 


27 
38 


61 
29 


346 
96 


92 

89 

62 

114 

.... 


43 

74 

33 

81 


48 
33 


50 
39 


075 
(,18 


For Count}- Commissioner, 1st District. 

J. E. Davis 

Dan P. Williams 

Peter Pfeiffer 

For County Commissioner, 2nd District. 


330 








345 
93 


... 

46 
34 


51 
40 


26 

37 
5 

"25 

40 


53 
27 
2 

32 

41 


257 
19 

442 


H, S Litle 












167 


For County Commissioner, 3rd District. 






29 
20 
99 

'si 

87 


28 
23 
13 

28 
S3 


50 
31 
8 

59 
8C 


186 


















138 






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37 












127 




2 ; 

57 


382 
29 


'56 
112 


"9 

90 


"31 

40 


'"33 

50 


1 


For Court House Proposition. 
Against Court House Proposition 


798 

655 



120 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[187 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, Sam A. McNeil 39 

James Dyche 39 

Samuel Neil 

Clerk, M. J, Perrine 48 

Geo. Y. Johuson 

Treasurer, I N Smith 

Justice, L. McCreary 

J. D. Stanley 

Lon White 

*Conklin 

Lett J. White 

Constable. Joseph Meibach ... 

Henrv Krier 

Lon Rice 

Miller 

LoiiPrke 



:j4 



*The returns show no initials for Conklin for 
justice and Miller for constable and the board 
finding- that they could not substitute initials 
restrained the clerk from issuing- certificates of 
election. 

HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP, 

Trustee Joseph Cracraft 197 

L. S. Herbert 243 

Clerk, Chas. Wolf 400 

Treasurer, J no. E. Moon 400 

C. Janes 1 

Justice, E. N. Morrill 1 

W. J. Richardson 341 

L S.Herbert 308 

J no Cole 13" 

D. K. Babbitt 1 

Constable, Ed Hove 284 

M. C. Neff - ; 37 

John Lorimer 166 

B T. Devinney 66 

Wm. Shumate 54 

B. T. Boyce U 

PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, I P. Winslow 78 



POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 



£- y 



Milton Moore 4s 

Clerk. H.J. Weltmer 67 

J . Reasoner 51 

Treasurer, I. P. Davis 4a 

E. R. Cornelison 70 

J. Reasoner 1 

Justice, I. P. Winslow 107 

E R. Cornelison Ill 

Milton Moore 1 

Jacob stickle 1 

Constable.O H. Stever 59 

J.H.McHenry 57 

James Stickel 48 

W. W. Cornelison 60 

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. J. T. Mickey 1 

Elias Berkley 121 

D S. Bradford 10 

Peter Brougher 4 

Clerk, S. R, Myers 15 

T. J. Elliott 99 

Peter Brougher 13 

Treasurer. S R Myers 114 

T. J, Elliott 15 

Justice, Thos. Marion 135 

John McGee 109 

John Hammond 1 

H. K. Kinney 1 

Constable, B W. Furnish 117 

R. Justice 114 

B. Elliott 1 



Trustee. J. L. Cashman... 

David Bender 

Al. E. Turner 

John Davidson 

E. W. Plankington . . . . 

Ambrose Syms 

Clerk, Wm Minton 

John Shaner 

Geo. Hinkle 

Wm. Shirley 

Treasurer, Geo. Hinkle ... 

J. W Penn 

Wm Shirlev 

Wm. Minton 

Geo. Hart 

John Shaner 

Justice, C. B. Johnson 

Timothy James 

S T Plankington ... 

stable. Wm. R. Wilsor 

Wm. Handev 

Geo. C. Humphrey... 

Peter Baker 

A J. Mayor 

Arthur Johnson 



Coi 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. James T. Miles 

Thomas B. Smith ... 

W. D Jett 

Clerk, Mat Kimberlin 

Wm. Crouch 

W. M. Rice 

Treasurer Theodore ^checker 

Wm Page 

Justice, O. A. Smith 

H. Bushley 

A. B. Anderson 

Wm Price 

C B Weaver 

Constables. Frank Ewell 

James Coe 

Daniel Anderson 

Robt lies 

Joseph Hrencher 

Geo. Pierce 

Robt. Smith 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, Jas. B Allison . 
Wm. T. Lambertson. 
Clerk, Wm. T. Lamberts 



Wm. 
Wm 
Treasurt 
Wm 
Wm 



H. Pace 

VI Warner 

r, A. A. Prink . 

M. Warner 

H. Pace 

Justice, Jacob Hayward. 

J. M. Boomer 

EM. Brown 

Robt Rhea 

H. F Mellenbruch .. 

S. Brown 

Jacob Thompson 

J. Brasmen 

Constable, Henrv Peter . 

H. H. Havward 

C. H. lsely 

Joe Sewell 

J. S. Whiteaker 

Joe Smith 



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ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. Alex Nellens 105 

I F. Martindale 76 

Clerk, Warren Swift 99 

N.F.Leslie 80 

Treasurer, Chas Hatch 95 

Wm. Heffner " 86 

Justice, J. N. Martin 94 

S. W. Wade 88 

C. A. Lemon 83 

A. Cole .. 73 

Constable, S A. Holcomb 85 

W. H. Morris 88 

M. Parsons 95 

James Cyphers 81 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, Stephen Hunter 58 

S, C Dunn " 34 

Clerk Thos. A. Dunn ''.. .'." 53 

John Braley . 34 

Treasurer. M, D, Noble ..'........'""! 50 

J. A. Hewitt ', 34 

Justice, Lamar Keith 51 

Thos. A. Dunn 51 

T. H. Dunn 25 

Constable. C. C. Gregg ' 80 

A R. Spaulding- . .. cq 

S. W. Dunn ". a 



November 16-17. Sunday school convention at Hiawatha M. E church. 
Officers were elected as follows: E. N. Morrill, president; Lon H. Eddy, secre- 
tary; Mrs. A. McLaughlin, treasurer; R. C. Chase, vice president, Hiawatha; 
C. H. Isely, Walnut; Wm. Shirley, Powhattan; H. F. Douthart, Mission, C. B 
Weaver, Washington; Rev. D. M Gelvin, Robinson; John Braley, Irving; Dr. 
Patton, Hamlin; D. C. Nutting, Padonia. 

December 5-6. Good Templar District convention at Robinson. Eight 
lodges were represented. Grand Worthy Chief Templar John P.. Campbell of 
Ft. Scott, conducted the convention. 

1S78. 

January 9 —The depot at Manville burned. 

February 4. Theodore Tilton lectures in Hiawatha on 'The Problem of 
Life." 

Februarys, Ira J. Lacock is chosen chairman and W. J. Richardson 
secretary of the Hiawatha Lecture Association. 

February 12. The commissioners decide to locate the court house sixty 
feet west from the east front of the square and contract with E. T. Carr of 
Leavenworth, for plans and specifications for a building. 

April 1. Hiawatha City election. A. R.May was elected mayor on the 
Temperance ticket, and D. K. Babbitt, John E Moon, Thos. McLaughlin and 
A. L. New. omb were elected councilmen against C, Meisenheimer for mayoron 
Independent ticket and G. Araann, J. P. Franklin, B. W. Dodge, Eli Allen- 
dorf and I. N. Speer for councilmen by a vote of 96 to 34. L. S. Herbert was 
elected Police Judge by a vote of 130 

April 2. The Fairview Congregational church incorporated with A. 
Carothers, James W. Belts, David Pray, F. J Rollins, and G. Joss as directors. 

AprilS. The following officers are selected for Hiawatha city. City 
clerk, A. T. McCreary; treasurer, John E. Moon; street commissioner. C. E. 
George; city marshal, J. D. Blair; city attorney, D. K. Babbitt: Are warden. 
Lon H. Eddy. Jno. E. Moon was elected president of the council. 

April 9. Annual election of the Brown County Agricultural, Horticul- 
tural and Mechanical Association. Twenty-four votes were cast and J. P. 
Davis, S. Detwiler, J. E Price, W. D. Lewis, and J. Cracraft were elected as 
directors and I. N. Smith as auditor. 

April 13. Hiawatha church of Christ, incorporated with A. H. Thomas, 
J. E. Davis, P. W. Hull, S. J. Davis and R. H. Gift, as trustees. 

April 15. Board of directors of Brown County Agricultural, Horticultural 
and I.lechanh al Association organized by the election of J. P. Davis, president; 



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S. Detwiler, vice president: Joseph Cracraft, seeretary; H. Sebum, treasurer. 

April 26. Theodore Tilton lectures in Hiawatha on "The Master 
Motives." 

May 14. Rev. James D. Liggett leaves Hiawatha for Detroit Michigan. 

May 17. The German Reformed church of Hiawatha, incorporated with 
Frederick Zimmerman, JohnS. Zimmerman, Chas. Boetcher, Christian Pfister, 
and Daniel Zimmerman as trustees. The articles of incorporation provide 
that the services shall be held in the German language. 

June 2. Dedication of the Hiawatha German Reformed church, the same 
being the old stone school house. Rev. Keller preached the dedicatory ser- 
mon . The church numbers about forty members, has its building paid for and 
money in its treasury. 

June 5. James A. McGonigle contracts to build the new court house for 
$18,743. Payment to be made in four equal installments on January, 1879, July, 
1879, January, 1880, July, 1880. 

June 9. Mission township Sunday School Association elects the following 
officers. Rev. G. W. Wilson, president; Miss Jennie Stearns, secretary; E. 
Harrington, treasurer; Thomas Cole, vice president for Temple; John Ford, for 
Delaware; S. E. Erwin for Prairie Yiew:Jas. Dyche, for Richland; John B. 
McCullough for Claytonville morning school and Mr. Gibson, for Clayton ville 
afternoon school. 

July 4. Celebration at Robinson. W. O. Bechtel is president of the day 
and Dr. Lemaster, marshal. Speeches are made by Hon. H. A. Parsons, Rev. 
Brown of Highland and Rev. Wilson of Prairie View. 

—Sunday school celebration at Carson. Rev. G. W. Skinner is the orator 
of the day. 

July 8. The Hiawatha National Greenback Club, No. 178, is organized. 

July 16. Hiawatha Commandry No. 13, Knight Templar, U. D., is or- 
ganized by Deputy Grand Commander John H. Brown, witli the following 
officers and charter members: John L. Philbrick, E. C: Willis Brown, Gen.; 
R. M. Williams, Capt. Gen.: G. W. Skinner, Prelate; J. Schilling, S. W.: 
C. H. Lawrence, J. W.: J. M. Hillmon, Warder; Robert Tracey, Treas.; A. R. 
May. recorder: A. Schilling, sentinel; Cyrus Leland, Jr.; Albert S. Ashmead, 
Charles Burkhalter, Josiah McArter, Charles Kearney, N. D. Wood, T. J. 
Yanderslice, D. Vanderslice, R. S. Fairchild, H. C, Minor, Joshua Mitchell, 
Samuel King, Abijah Wells, D. J. Firstenberger, James N. Love. Visiting 
delegations of Sir Knights were present from St. Joseph and Falls City, Neb. 

July 18. The Dispatch announces the candidacy of E. N. Morrill for 
congress. 

July 30. School District No. 69, Evergreen was organized by Supt. A. 
Carothers. The first officers were Nat Kimberlain, director: B. F. Dickinson, 
clerk: Joseph Jish, treasurer. 

August 5. Brown county Normal Institute opens with R. S. lies as con 
ductor and J. R. Kirk, Miss Effie Partch and Dr.G.W. Skinner as instructors. 

August 10. Republican county convention at Hiawatha. G. C. Becker 
is chairman and E. D. Benner, secretary. The following delegates were pres- 
ent: B. A. Sprague, John Walters, A. R. May, J. Schilling, E. D. Benner, D. 
Hazen, S. Wilkinson, J. J. Weltmer, Samuel Speer, R. S. Fairchild, J. C. La- 
Croix, Benj. Watkins, of Hiawatha: G. L. Becker, Timothy James, of Powhat- 



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tan; A. H. Wade, G. M. Stites, C. A. Lemmon, of Robinson; Owen Jones, J. 
J. Figley, S. C. Belden, of Mission; M.J. Perrine, I.N. Smith of Prairie 
View; I. P. Winslow, John E. Davis, Tlios. Brigham, of Padonia; M. D. Noble, 
Chas. Fish. A. J. Hewitt, A. J. Cashman, Steven Hunter, of Irving; J. Halen| 
T. J. Elliott, T. C. Mathews of Hamlin. No credentials from the precincts 
of Tyler, Washington or Kickapoo were presented. 

Delegates to the Congressional convention were elected as follows: Steven 
Hunter, J. Schilling. H. J. Aten, I. N. Smith, I. P. Winslow, alternates, A. 
H. Wade, Samuel Speer, R. S. Fairchild, M. C. Willis, Henry Groves. They 
were instructed for E N. Morrill for Congressman. 

Ira J. Lacock, E. D. Benner, M. C. Willis, G. M. Stites and R. S. Fair- 
childs were elected as delegates to the State convention and A. B. Amy, J. 
Cracraft, J. J. Figley, A. H. Wade, and S. Wilkinson, as alternates. 

August 14. First District Republican convention at Manhattan. Brown 
county has committee appointments as follows: Credentials, H. J. Aten, 
Order of Business, John Schilling. J. Schilling is made a vice president. 

On the first ballot, E N, Morrill has eight votes for Congressman. 

Brown county goes to Anderson on the twenty-fourth ballot and he is 
nominated. The Valley Falls New Era says: 

"On the twenty-third ballot the Gurthrie men could have made Morrill the nominee, as the 
Baker men voted for him, but the opportunity was lost. The next ballot the Leavenworth 
boys going- to Anderson giving- him thirty-six, while the next and last ballot gave him fifty 
five, five more than necessary for a choice." 

J. Schilling is a member of the central committee. 

August 23. Prairie Flower Lodge I. O. G. T. is organized at Hiawatha by 
J. B. Campbell, G. W. 0. T. The officers are J, K. Klinefelter, W. C. T; Mrs. 
W. S. Bristol, W. V. T ; T. M. Grant, W. S; C. H. Berry, W. F. S-; Miss Lin- 
nie Robinson, W. T; F. M. Walter, W. M ; Miss Emma Walters, W. I. G.; J, 
M. Clark, W. O. G.; W. S. Bristol, W. L. D.; Rev Dr. Skinner, W. C. 

August 26. Hiawatha Publishishing Co., incorporated by Everard Bierer, 
R. J, Young, J. P. Mulhollen, H. B. Wey, J, F. Roehm, B. F. Baldwin, Elias 
Moser, R. B. Carey, Johnson Beatty, H. B. Coryell. Its object is to publish a 
weekly newspaper at Hiawatha. The capital stock consists of 100 shares of 
$10, each. 

August 2ri. Chas. W. JohnsoD, of Atchison, but later of Hiawatha, be- 
lieves that he has invented a process for arresting decay in vegetable and ani- 
mal matter. His discovery is founded on the germ theory of decay propounded 
by Pasteur and Tyndall.— Wilderh Annals. 

August 28. Republican State convention at Topeka. 

August 31. Democratic mass convention at the court house. Dr. T.J. 
Gibson was elected chairman, and H. B. Wey, secretary. 

E. Harrington, D. C. Nutting, Elias Moser, and Johnson Beatty were 
chosen as delegates and H. B. Walters, Everard Bierer, H. B. Wey and Wm. 
Clement alternates to the Congressional convention. The delegates were in- 
structed for Col. E Bierer for congress 

Tlios. Mann and T. J. Gibson were chosen as delegates and Z. Brown and 
Geo. E. Clayton as alternates to the State convention. 

September 4. Democratic congressional convention at Leavenworth. 
Wilders Annals says: 

"On motion the convention then proceeded to ballot, the following gentle- 



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men being placed in nomination: Everard Bierer of Brown county, J. E Tay- 
lor of Nemaha, F. W. Kroenke of Pottawatomie, E. Harrington of Brown, and 
J. R. McClure of Davis. The following was the result of the first ballot: 
Bierer, 23; Taylor, 6: Kroenke,7; Harrington, 5; McClure, 22 Mr. Kroenke with- 
drew in favor of Judge McClure, and Mr. Harrington withdrew in favor of 
Col. Bierer. Previous to the first ballot, Col. Bierer made a few remarks 
which were loudly applauded. The following was the result of the second 
ballot: Bierer, 31; McClure, 45. 

The North Kansan gives the following account of the convention: A mo- 
tion was made to nominate E Harrington by acclamation. That gentleman 
declined the nomination, hoping the convention would not force it upon him, 
and withdrew in favor of Mr. Bierer. Dr. Gibson of Brown county, spoke en- 
thusiastically in favor of Col. Bierer. Col. Bierer was then introduced and 
said he would consider the nomination a distinguished honor, but urged the 
nomination of a good man without reference to personal preferences and aside 
from outside pressure." 

September 7. The North Kansan is started at Hiawatha by a stock com- 
pany, of which Col. E. Bierer is president, and H. B. Coryell, secretary. W. F. 
Gordon is editor and publisher, and the politics of the paper is Democratic- 
Greenback- On December 14th, Mr. Gordon was succeeded by Messrs. J. P. 
Mulhollen, H. C. Wey and Albert Lawrence as editor and G. R. Propper as 
foreman. January 4, 1879, C. B. Ellis took the editorship, and published the 
paper one week as a weekly, changed it to a semi-weekly, issued two numbers 
and then suspended publication 

September 15 Ex-Senator S C. Pomeroy delivers a Republican speech 
at Hiawatha. 

September 18-21. The Fourteenth annual fair is held under the auspices 
of the Brown County Agricultural, Horticultural and Mechanical, Association. 

September 28. Republican tounty convention at Hiawatha. E. W. 
Plankington was chosen chairman and A H. Wade, secretary. A. M. Hough, 
M. J. Noble, T. C. Mathews, G M. Stites and J. D. Blair were appointed a 
committee on permanent organization and recommended that the temporary 
organization be made permanent. 

A. R. May, T. J. Elliott. H. F. Douthart, N. F. Leslie and Steven Hun- 
ter were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the following dele- 
gates entitled to seats in the convention: Mission Center, H. F. Douthart, S. 
C. Belden, O. O. Jones; alternates, A. G. Moon, B. B. Smith, J. M. Bell. Irv- 
ing, J. A. Hewitt, Steven Hunter, M. D. Noble, James Robinson, F. Bowron; 
alternates, J G. Howard, Al Lyman, Fred Burkhalter, Ed Noble, G Hunter. 
Prairie View, F. F. Miles and I. N. Smith; alternates, B. Hargis and 
A. Golden. Robinson, N. F. Leslie, A. H. Wade, G. M. Stites; alternates, 
S. A, Holcomb, C. L.Carroll, P. S. Kelly. Hamlin, O. F. Manville, T. J. 
Elliott, Elias Berkley, Thomas Mathews; alternates, James M. Lanahan, 
David Krews, Daniel Lichty, John McGee. Walnut. A. J. Anderson, R. Gor- 
don, H. H. Hay ward; alternates, A. A. Pyle, M. N. Hanson, H. B. Green. 
Powhattan. A. M. Hough, E. W. Plankington; alternates, H. Powell, Timothy 
James. Padonia, E. A. Gillispie, L. C. Anderson, D. B. Anderson. Tylers, 
W. F. Lambertson; alternate, J. M. Boomer. Hiawatha, Samuel Speer, J D. 
Blair, James Falloon, J. H. Fraser, G. T. Woodmansee, Frank Wilkinson, 



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Wm. Hauber, A. R. May, H. M. Robinson, John Maglott, Gregory Amann, P. 
W. Fuller. No credentials were received from Kickapoo and Pages precinct. 

It was decided to vote by ballot and a motion was carried requiring candi- 
dates to come forward and state whether they would abide the decision of the 
convention. For county attorney Ira J . Lacock received twenty-two votes, 
C E. Berry, thirteen, James Falloon, five. 

For superintendent first ballot, R. C. Chase, 13; R. S. lies. 9; A.Carothers, 
15; second ballot, Chase, 14; lies, 8; Carothers, 15; third ballot, Chase, 14; lies, 
(i; Carothers, 17; fourth ballot, Chase, 15; lies, 3; Carothers, 19. 

For probate Judge T. B. Dickason was nominated by acclamation. 

For District clerk, W H. Wellcome received 29 votes and A. McNeil 10. 

A central committee was chosen as follows: H. F. Douthart of Mission, 
J. A. Hewitt of Irving, F. F. Miles of Prairie View, O. P.Mauvilleof Hamlin, 
A. M. Hough of Powhattan, A. Gillispie of Padonia, N. F. Leslie of Robinson, 
A J. Anderson of Walnut, George Pierce of Washington, William Shirley of 
Kickapoo. 

The delegates in the first commissioners district met in convention and 
nominated N. F. Leslie by acclamation. 

The delegates from the Seventieth representative district met in conven- 
tion and nominated H. J Aten for representative by acclamation. 

The delegates in the Third commissioners district met in convention and 
nominated T. C. Mathews for commissioner, he receiving 6 votes to 2 for A. 
M. Hough 

Octobek 1. Greenback county convention at the court house was called 
to order by F. J. Rohl and S W. Wade, elected temporary chair man and C. B. 
Ellis temporary secretary. 

S C. Amend, L. Punshon and G. E Wilson were appointed as a committee 
on credentials and reported the following persons entitled to seats as delegates: 
Mission township, J. W. McCreary; S, E. Erwin, Johnson, Edwards, Martin; 
Hiawatha, H. B. Con ell, F J. Rohl, Thos. Cheal, W. P. Clement, W. R. 
Wheeler, Humphreys, Barnum; Irving, James Mills, Dunn, Jones, Martin, 
Nelson; Hamlin, Henry Stafford, J, W. Scott, J. T. Mickey, Curti-; Washing- 
ton, Smith, G. M. Weaver; Powhattan, Handley, Clark, Owens, S. C. Amend, 
Hinkle, Prathers; Walnut William Brockhoff; Robinson, S. W. Wade; Padonia, 
Joshua, Robinson, Scott Hunter. 

II. B. Coryell, J. T. Mickey, J. Sherrer, S. C. Amend and J. W McCreary 
were appointed a committee on permanent organization and reported in favor 
of Henry Stafford of Hamlin, for chairman, S. E. Erwin, of xMission. for secre- 
tary, and H. B. Coryell, James Mills and A. Turner as a committee on resolu- 
tions which report was adopted. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Resolved, First, That as honest citizens of Brown county, we view with regret and shame 
the proceeding's of the so-called county convention held at Hiawatha on the 28th of September, 
1878, as a fraud and its proceedings an insult to the wishes of the people of the county. That 
its candidates were really nominated before the con vention met at the instigation and by the 
instigation and by the chicanery of a ring of political tricksters in and about Hiawatha. 

Rexolyed, Second, That representing- the whole people of Brown county we offer to them a 
ticket composed of the better class of its citizens of irreproachable character and whose ability 
and fitness for the various offices are well known. 

Whereas, The state convention of the Germans of Kansas did, at their meeting at Topeka, 
disenthrall themselves from the Repnblican yoke of bondage under which they have suffered 



126 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1878 

in the years of the past, and declared that the Germans of Kansas were independent enough to 
choose pood men without reference to old party affiliations, thereby be it 

Resolved, Third, That we hail this harbenger of patriotism on the part of the German- 
Americans of the state, and extend to them the hand of good fellowship and fraternal regard. 

Resolved, Fourth. That we endorse the following platform viz: 

That as usury is the means whereby accumulated capital robs industry, it should be pro- 
hibited by law, and the government should issue money directly to the people without the in- 
tervention of banking corporations. 

That the claims of humanity should be considered first, and the claims of mere property 
second; that labor is the active and productive capital of the country, and should be protected 
and fostered rather than idle money 

That we emphatically condemn the unfair discrimination made between the wages paid the 
laboring men and the fees and salaries of office holders and professional men. 

That as congress has the sole power to coin money and regulate the valute thereof under 
the constitution, it should also excercise the sole power to provide a paper currency to be. used 
as money. That such money be issued in sufficient volume as may be necessary for the com- 
mercial transactions of business, at all times, and to stimulate enterprise, secure a fair recom- 
pense to labor and its products, and promote a due development pf the vast agricultural, min- 
eral, and mechanical resources of the country. 

That we favor the unconditional repeal of the resumption act of 1875; the full re-monotiz- 
ation of silver, the removal of all restrictions on its coinage, placing it on an equal footing 
with gold; the repeal of the National banking law; the retirement of National bank notes and 
the substitution of treasury notes, commonly called Greenbacks, in their place; said notes to 
be made a legal tender for all purposes. 

That we are opposed to selling the homes of the people, or dooming them to serfdom, for 
the purpose of securing the payment of fraudulent bends. 

That we demand the enactment of such laws as will permit a reasonable time for the re- 
demption of property sold under execution 

That each sex shall receive equal pay for tqua! work. 

That an income tax be established on all incomes exceeding one thousand dollars a year. 

That as all property is equally protected by the government, therefore each class of pro- 
perty (including bonds) should bear its just portion of tax 

That we demand the improvement of the navagable rivers of the United States, and that 
the general government shall control all channels of domestic commerce, and prevent the rob- 
ery of the people by transportation compauies and corporations. 

That we are opposed to granting our public lands to corporations, and any futher subsidies 
of money or public credit 

That equivalent for equivalent is the natural law for exchange, and we are equally hostile 
to ati3' form of communism which seeks to appropriate the wealth of others without giving an 
equivalent, whether it be at once and with violence, or gradually at the rate of ten and twenty 
per cent per year; both modes are violations of moral law and should be abolished. 

S. W. Wade moved that candidates be required to come forward and state 
that they had cut loose from all other parties except the Greenback party. 
Adopted. 

For county attorney J. P. Mulhollen received 27 votes, E. Bierer, 11; A. R. 
May 3. (Mr. May did not appear before the convention to explain his posi- 
tion.) 

For county superintendent, Rev. D M Gelvin received 4 votes, Mrs C.J. 
Lawrence, 11; W. O. Bechtel, 23, John Brawley, 3. 

T B. Dickason, the Republican candidate for probate judge was endorsed. 

H. B Coryell was njmiuated by acclamation for district clerk. 

Harvey Seburn was nominated for representative from the seventieth dis- 
trict and H A Parsons for representative from the seventy-first district. 

C- Chase was nominated for commissioner from the first district and J. T. 
Grady from the third district. 

A county central committee was appointed as follows: Hiawatha, H. B. 
Coryell: Padonia, J. Sherrer; Hamlin, J. T. Mickey; Washington, G. M. Weav- 



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er; Irving, Goo. Wilson; Mission, John W. McCreary, Powhattan, S. C. Amend, 
Walnut, H. F. Mellenbruch; Robinson, S. W. Wade. 

—The Greenback convention for Hiawatha township nominates L. S. Her- 
bert for trustee and Thomas Cheal and W. R. Wheeler for constables. 

October 5. Democratic county convention. H. A. Parsons is elected 
chairman and II. B. Wey, secretary. Johnson Beatty, J. F. Miles, and Fred 
Isley were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the following 
delegates entitled to seats in the convention: Hiawatha, John Hillmon, John 
Cole, Thomas Mann, Albert Lawrence, Johnson Beatty, II. B. Wey, W. F. 
Gordon. Mission, H. B. Walters, J. D. Stanley, E Spickelmire, James Hud- 
gens Walnut, G Joss, J. Scantlin, Chas. Meyer, Fred Isley, H. F. Mellen- 
bruch- Robinson, II. A. Parsons, A. Nellins, B. B. Taxman, Abner Murphy, 
R. W. Fanning. Washington, Theodore Schecker, Jacob Robinson, J. F. 
Miles, Carey Finley. Padonia, A. J. Baldwin, Thos Hart, Henry Gillispie. 

Hamlin, Powhattan and Irving having failed to elect delegates the following 
persons were appointed to represent their respective precincts, James Cattrell 
and T. F. Meyers from Hamlin, E. N Turner from Powhattan and C C. 
Gregg from Irving. 

W. F Gordon, H. B.Walters, Theo Schecker, A. Nellans and II. F. 
Mellenbruch were appointed a committee on resolutions and reported tlie fol- 
lowing which was adopted. 

Resolved, That the Democrats of Brown County endorse and adopt fully as their platform 
of principles the platform adopted by the Democratic convention at Lea^euworth on the 4th of 
September last. 

Resolved, That we recog-nize the German-Americans of Kansas and of the United States as 
composing a respectable portion of the best element of our population and that we hail with 
pleasure the recent action of the Kansas State convention at Topeka, and cordially invite our 
German fellow citizens of Brown county to co-operate with us in freeing- the county and state 
from the yoke of bondage so long- crushing- the people. 

Resolved, That the political sentiments of the Greenback and Democratic parties of Kansas 
are so similar in principles and aims that we cordially recommend a grand and full co-opera- 
tion between the two parties in the county and State 

J. P. Mulliollen for county attorney, W O Bechtel for county superintend- 
ent, H. B Coryell, for clerk of the court. Hirvey Seburn for Representative 
TOtli district and H. A. Parsons tor Representative 71st district, were nomin- 
ated by aci tarnation. No nomination was made for probate judge. 

H. B. Wey, D C. Nutting, J. D. Stanley, B. B Tattman, James Cottrell, 
Theodore Shecker, N. Crowner, C. C. Gregg were elected as a central com- 
mittee. This committee organized with the election of H. B Wey as chair- 
man and F). C. Nutting as secretary. 

— The delegates from the Third commissioners district met after the regu- 
lar (onvention and nominate D. P. Williams for commissioner. 

October 5. Republican convention for the Seventy-first representative 
district meets at Prairie View. G. L. Becker was elected chairman and C. A. 
Lemmon, secretary. 

A. M. Hough, A. H Wade, and G. Kipp were appointed a committee on 
credentials and reported the following delegates entitled to seats in the con- 
vention: Mission Center, M. C. Willis, II Baxter, Geo. Harding; Page, Wm. 
Page and C. B. Weaver; Prairie View, G. Kipp, J. J. Erwin; Carson, J. N. 
Anderson, G. M. Bennett, J. B. Allison; Powhattan. G. L. Becker, A. M. 
Hough; Robinson, A. M. Wade, T. J. Payne, C. A. L?mmon. 



128 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1878 

C. B. Weaver, T. J. Payne and J. B. Allison were appointed a committee 
on permanent organization and reported in favor of makii g the temporary or- 
ganization permanent 

I. N, Smith and M. C. Willis declining to run for representative the rules 
were suspended and G. M. Stites was nominated by acclamation. 

A central committee consisting of A. H. Wade, C. B. Weaver, I. N. Smith, 
J. B. Allison and A. M. Hough were appointed. 

M. C. Willis offers the following resolutions which were adopted: 

Resolved, That we, as representatives of the Seventy-first district, endorse the acts of John 
J. Ing-alls as United States Senator and favor his re-election to that position. 

Resolved, That our representative of the seventy-first district be instructed to oppose S. C. 
Pomeroy's election to the United States Senate. 

—The postmaster at Hiawatha has received orders to discontinue the Pa- 
donia and Hiawatha postoffice route. 

October 11. The Northeast Kansas Baptist Association holds its annual 
meeting with the Hiawatha church. 

October 12. The North Kansan has an article on great corn counties. It 
shows that in 1877, Brown lead all Kansas counties in acreage, having 88,706 
acres . 

October 15. Grand Democratic rally at Hiawatha. Jno. R. Goodin, 
candidate for governor is the attraction. Fairview band furnishes the. music. 

October 19. The North Kansan says: "A curiosity has found its way to 
our table. It is a one dollar greenback— or rather green face, issued by Engle- 
hart & Fairchild of Hiawatha, in 1861. These notes were issued to supply the 
great want of small currency, and have every one been redeemed that were 
signed. The notes were payable in current funds when presented in sums of 
five dollars. The bill is very handsomely executed " 

October 20. The Hiawatha Christian church burns. The loss falls upon 
the contractor Mr. Fitch, as the building had not yet been received by the 
church trustees. 

October 24. The Hiawatha ring buldozes Harvey Sebum off the track for 
member of the legislature and a joint session of the Democ ra tic and Greenback 
county committees is held and Johnson Beatty is uamed to fill the vacancy. 

October 26. Ur. J. L. Leamasterof Robinson is appointed district deputy 
for the I. O. G. T. Brown, Nemaha, Doniphan and Atchison counties are in 
his district. 

October 27. Joint political discussion at Carson between E. N. Morrill 
and R. S. lies on behalf of the Republicans and Dr. Gibson and J. P. Mulhol- 
len on the part of the Democrats. 

October 30 A vigilance committee is organized at Claytonville. 

October 31. The Dispatch says: " The Universalist church fund has 
accumulated to a considerable sum. It is loaned out on two notes, one of $485, 
dated January 11, 1876. drawing 12 per cent interest amounting, October 12, to 
$160 05. The other note is dated February 17, 1877, principle $275, interest to 
October 17, one year and eight months at 12 per cent $55. Note and interests 
$330. Making a total of $975.05. 



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Townsliip election. 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, E. Berkley 

J. H. Buruworth 

Clerk, T. J. Elliott 

D. A. Vanderpool 

Treasurer, S. R. Myers 

A. W. Graybill 

Constable B. W. Furnish 

H. D. Justice 

D. R. Jay 

Thos. Lydick 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, Chas. McAllister 

Warren Swift 

Clerk, M. P. Rush 

J. W. Martin 

Treasurer, Chas. Hatch 

James A. Glenn 

Constable, John Clendenen 

Jno. Ulsh 

Jno L.Nellons 

O. F. A. Pirkey 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, J. D Stanley 

Geo. W Parker 

Clerk A. C. Edwards 

M. J. Perrine 

Treasurer, Geo. Y. Johnson 

H. F. Douthart 

Justice. F. McCreary 

J. English 

H.C Brownlee 

I. N, Seaman 

Constable, T. J. Chandler... 

Marion Walters 

T.S. Witlis 

H. A. Smith 



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J. A. Davidson 

Geo. Hart 

H. Hough 

W. P. Minton 

Geo Hough 

Clerk, Jno. Shaner 

W. P. Minton 

Washing-ton Hough. 
Treasurer, Geo. Hinkle. 

B. F. Hart 

S. A. Sawyer 

Jno. Ducker 

Constable, Jacob Hinkle 

Will Danker 

John McCleary 

G O. Humphrey ... 

B. W. Smith 

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Trustee, J A.Hewitt 82 

G. E. Wilson 67 

Clerk, R. H. Brewster 100 

Jno Braly 36 

Treasurer, L . C Dunn 97 

C. C. Gregg 33 

Constable, A. R Spaulding- 97 

E. N. McCanaley 115 

PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. D C. Nutting- 127 

Jacob Reasoner 28 

Clerk, H J.Weltmer 145 

Scott Hunter 16 

Treasurer, Milton Moore — .142 

Peter Pfeiffer 19 

Jacob Stickle 1 

Constable, W. W. Corneliscu 153 

James Stickle 1 

Dan Fixley 1 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, James B. Allison .... 
Clerk, A. A. Frink 

W. F. Lambertson 

Treasurer. W. F. Lambertson. 

Wm. Brockhoff 

A. A. Frink 

Constable, J. M. Sewell 

H. B. Green 

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, A B.Anderson 51 

John Mawdslty 22 

Cary Finley 73 

Clerk J. P. treelaud 46 

H.H.Sawyer 19 

Nat Kimberlin 83 

Treasurer, Thos. Price 45 

S Robinson 20 



Theodore Schecker . 
Constable, Elisha Page 

Anton Scalapino 

W H «mith 

Frank Ewell . ... 
James H. Coe 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. D. K Babbitt 137 

L S. Herbert 236 

John Cole 123 

Clerk, Chas. Wolf 389 

Treasurer, Jno. E. Moon 381 

Constable, J. D.Blair 204 

Sam H.Johnson 311 

Thos Cheal 77 

Geo. H. Wheeler 64 

T E.Carey 91 

Jno Mack 100 

Wm. Walters 100 



November 22. Gen. James Shields lectures at Iliawatlia on the subject, 
"L'fe Sketches of Eminent Men." 

November 23. A correspondent to the North Kansan from Prairie View 
says nearly 400 head of cattle are being fed in that school district. Among the 
feeders are Brown, Parker, Harrington, Parks, Bassett, Smith and Perrine. 

December 2. C. E. George is appointed Are warden for Hiawatha city. 



1879] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 131 

1879. 

January 9. The commissioners offer a bounty of $1 for coyote scalps. 

January 14. R. J. Young resigns as sheriff, and I. N. Smith is appointed 
to fill the vacancy. 

— E. N. Morrill is elected president pro tern of the State Senate. 

January 13. Star of Hope Lodge No. 1338, of the Knights of Honor is 
organized by Deputy Grand Dictator Dr. A. Howland. The ofttcersare Dr. S. 
M.Pratt, P. D; R. C. Chase, D.; A. McLaughlin, V D ; J. C. Thomas, A. D.; 
A. Carothers, Chaplain; Albert Lawrence, Reporter: A. O. Dickason, F. R ; 
Chas. Wolf, Treasurer; Thos McLaughlin, Guide; B. F. Partch, Guardian, 
Eli Allendorf, Sentinel; Dr. S. M. Pratt, Medical Examiner; J. C. Thomas, B. 
F. Partch, Thos. McLaughlin, Trustees. 

January 21. Hamlin lodge No. 151, I O. O F , was instituted with the 
following charter members: Frank M. Unkefer. N. G.; Josiah Bean, V. G , 
P. K. Fisher, R. S ; A. R. Smith, P. S ; Wm. A. Murray, treasurer; Samuel 
Slater, John Slater, George H. Weil, Wm. B. Baker. 

January 25. C. D. Lawrence reappointed regent of the State Normal. 

January 27. Theodore Tilton lectures before the Hiawatha Lecture As- 
sociation. Subject "Heart's Eise." 

January 29. Powhattan Cemetery Co., incorported with Martin Woodall, 
Edwin Emery, H.C. Linn, Timothy Jones, Walter Powers as trustees. The 
location is Section 32 in Town 4. 

February 17. The Hiawatha city council takes steps to prevent the 
spread of small pox. 

April 7. Hiawatha city election results as follows: Major W. M. Well- 
come, 101. Councilman, Jno. E. Moon, 105; Thos. McLaughlin, 105; A. A. 
Holmes, 104; Henry Graves, 106; T. B. Dickason, 102; Police Judge, L. S. Her- 
bert, 101. 

April 10. The trial of J. F. Roehm ends with his acquital When Harvey 
Seburn came to turn over the funds of the county treasurer's office to his suc- 
cessor J. F. Roehm in October, 1878, it was found that he was about $16,000 
short. Mr. Seburn paid $2,600 of this amount soon after the discovery was 
made. Mr. Roehm had been his deputy. An effort was made to fasten the 
defalcation upon him and his trial commenced March 10th. and lasted until 
April 10th, when he wasacquitted. On Februry 21st the county commissioners 
suspended Roehm from the duties of his office and placed his deputy, Wm. 
Wellcome in charge. He was reinstated after the trial. In the following July 
Mr. Seburn settled the defalcation with the (ounty commissioners for $3,000 
the board making the following order: 

"Whereas, H. Sebum, late treasurer of Brown county, Kansas, was in default to said 
county on settlement of his account with said county at the turning- over of the office to his 
successor as shown by the books of the county clerk and couuty treasurer in the sum of 
$14,000, and 

Whereas, Said H Seburn has offered to pay into the county treasurer the sum of S3, 000 
in consideration that the board of county commissioners will accept said sum of $3,000 in 
full of all demands of said couuty against said H. Seburn for said H. Seburn and sureties on 
his bonds from any further liability on account of said deficit and, 

Whereas, A petition was presented signed by 340 asking- that said proposition be accepted, 
also a remonstrance presented by 188 against the acceptance of said proposition. 



132 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1879 

Itistberefore ordered by the board of county commissioners that said sum of $3,000 be accept- 
ed in full settlement of said claim against said H Seburn and said H. Seburn and sureties on 
his bonds be and they are released from any further liability to said county on account of said 
defalcation upon the payment of said sum of $3,000 into the county treasury." 

April, 14. The following officers for the city of Hiawatha are selected: 
President of the council T. McLaughlin; Treasurer, J. E. Moon; City Attorney, 
A. R. May; Clerk, A. T. McCreary; City Marshal, A. J. Black; Street Com- 
missioner, C. E. George, 

April 16. The corner stone of the new court house is laid by the Masonic 
and Odd Fellows fraternities. The following officers of the Masonic Grand 
Lodge conduct the ceremony. E. D. Hillyer. grand master; John H.Brown, 
deputy grand master; James Dilingsley, grand senior warden; A. D. Mc- 
Conaughy, grand junior warden; G. Amann, as grand treasurer; John H. Brown, 
grand secretary; G. W. Skinner, grand chaplain; W. A. Work, as grand senior 
deacon: John Sherett, as grand junior deacon; S. M.Pratt, as grand senior 
steward; R S. lies, as grand junior steward; R. M. Williams, grand sword 
bearer; W W. Mann, grand marshal: W. M. Shirley, assistant grand marshal; 
C. T. Corning, as grand tyler. 

The Masonic lodges from Hiawatha, Sabetha, Seneca, Marysville, Robin- 
son, Highland, Troy, White Cloud, Wathena, and St. Joseph and the Odd Fel- 
low lodges from Hiawatha, Robinson and Hamlin were represented. 

The following relics were deposited in the corner stone: 

I. Names of officers of Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. M., of the state of Kansas. 

2 Names of principle officers and others officiating at the laying of the corner stone. 

3. A graphic sketch of Hiawatha Lodge A. F. & A. M., giving date of organization, name 
and number of lodge, names of charter members and the names of the present officers. 

4. Date of organization and names of the members and officers of the Commandry of 
Knights Templar, located at Hiawatha 

5. Number and names of Masonic lodges in Brown county and names and officers of each. 

6. Number and names of the lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Brown 
county and the names and officers of each. 

7. Histoo - of Brown county by E N. Morrill. 

8. Official history of the new court house by Henry Isely. 

9. Autograph and seals of the county officers of Brown county. 

10. Population statement of Brown county. 

II. Population statement of Hiawatha 

VI. Enrollment of graded schools in Hiawatha 

13. Number and names of teachers employed in the schools of Hiawatha. 

14. Specimes of school work from districts No. 4. 12, 17, and 53 

15. Names of persons to whom certificates were issued since April 1, 1878. 

1G. List of members of the First and Second Normal Institutes held in Brown county. 

17. Relic from Mount Vernon, Va , by Chas. Chandler. 

18. Name of Judge of District court. 

19. Names of the members of bar practicing at Hiawatha . 
20 Copies of Brown county papers, Dispatch and Herald. 
21- Copy of city ordinances of the city of Hiawatha. 

22. Photograph of Rev. G. W. Skinner. 

23. Name and date of birth of J. D. Weltmer. 

24. Silver dollar coined by the United States in the year 1800, donated by Joseph Browne of 
St. Joseph, Mo. 

After the ceremony, Chief Justice Albert H. Horton delivered an address. 

April 21. The board of trustees of the Brown county A. H. & M. Associa- 
tion organize by the election of J. P. Davis, president; John Walters, vice presi- 
dent; S. Detwiler, treasurer; I. N. Smith, secretary; G. Y. Johnson, auditor. 

May 4. Dedication of the Fairview Congregational church . 



1879] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 133 

May 12 Hamlin Lodge No. 185 A. F. & A. M. is organized under dispensation 
with W. E Moore, W. M.; Campbell Evans, S, W ; August Gardner, J. W. A 
charter was issued October 16, 1879, with the following charter members: W. E. 
Moore, Aaron G. Gardner, Campbell Evans, Augustus Gardner, Bennett Hicks, 
B. Ellis, J, B Stewart, Willam P. Butler, Casper Gardner, James Cottrell, 
James P. Minner, J. J. Stafford, A. S. Palmer, S. R. Myers, Frank Gardner, F. 
J. Robbins 

June 7. The Kansas Sun appears edited by Geo P. Christie and E. G. 
Moore. 

June 20. Jonesville postofflce is established with David Hillyer as post- 
master. 

June 21. School officers convention at Hiawatha. A. Carothers was 
elected chairman, and N. F. Leslie, secretary. A roll of districts being called 
showed the following officers present. 1, A J. Anderson; 2, F. Myers, A. Sim- 
mons, J. J. Weltmer; 3, J. A. Glenn; 4, J. Schilling, R. C. Chase; 6, Adam 
Zimmers; 9, I. N. Seaman; 10, A. K. Tendrill; 11, C A. Saylor; 12, A. P. 
Browning; 13, I P. Winslow; 16, H. F. Mellenbruch; 20, A. Nellans, 22 W. P. 
Mintoi ;24, Wm. Hauber, P. D. Houlette, Wm. Radford; 25, R. W McCartney. 
J. H. Davis; 26, N F. Leslie; 28, J. P. Maddo ; 29, B. Watkins; 32 E. Chase; 
33, E. R. Cornellson; 35, Peter Lanning; 36, M J. Perrine, G. W. Parker; 37, 
W. L Dillingham; 38, David Crouch; 39, M. Neifler; J Kennedy; 40, David 
Bender; 43, E N. Turner; 45, R. M Kincaid, F. Jacques; 46, A. Kramer; 48, 
T H. Brown, G. S. Foster; 49, G. P. Moore; 58, J. P. Davis; 59, G. A. McNeil; 
61, E. T. Noble; 62, M. P. Walters; 63, R. Patton, E. Berkley; 66, H. W. Hon- 
nell, A. W. Moore; 67, John Fraser; 68, H. H Felix; joint Brown and Jackson, 
C Daggirt. 

J W Pottenger addressed the meeting on the uniformity of text books 
after which the following resolutions were passed: 

Resolved, That county uniformity of text books is desirable and that we favor it. 

The meeting then recommended the adoption of the following text books: 
"Reed & Kellog's Grammar," "New American Readers and Spellers," "Ray's 
Arithmetic," "Eclectic Geographies," Barnes' Brief History of the United 
States " 

These recommendations were the same as those made by the teachers of 
the county with the exception of arithmetic. The convention deciding by a 
vote of 19 to 17 to recommend "Ray's Arithmetic," in place of Robinson's. 

July 1. Chas. W. Johnson, of Hiawatha, writes a history of the potatoe 
beetle, for the Agricultural Board. Its home is in the Rocky Mountains, and 
it|flrst overran Kansas between 1861 and 1863 . — W ilder's Annals. 

July 4. Celebration at Hiawatha. Major E. N. Morrill is chairman of 
the day. The declaration was read by Prof . Eyer, and an oration was de- 
livered by Rev. G. W. Skinner. 

July 5. J. Schilling, A. Schilling, C. Meisenheimer, J. W. Pottenger, E. 
N. Morrill, C. H. Janes, B-. F. Killey, Ira J. Lacock, H. J. Aten, L. R. Yates, 
H. B. Wey and T. B. Dickason incorporate as the Hiawatha Building Co., with 
a capital stock of $25,000. 

July 11. Jacob Reasoner and eighty-seven others petition for the re-divi- 
sion of the township of Hamlin and Padonia and the creation of a new town- 
ship. The petition is granted and it is ordered that town 1, and sections 1 to 6 



13 4 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1879 

inclusive of town 2, range 15; shall be known as Morrill township with a voting 
precinct at the school house in district 34 to be known as Morrill precinct; that 
town 1, and section 1 to 6 inclusive of town 2, Range 16, shall be known as 
Hamlin township with a voting precinct at the school house in district No. 50 
to be known as Hamlin precinct; that town 1, and section 1 to (5 inclusive of 
town 2, range 17 shall be known as Padonia township with a voting prec inct at 
the school house in district 13, to be known as Padonia precinct. A special 
election is ordered for July 31 in Hamlin township. 

July 18. EG. Moore withdraws from the Kansas Sun. 

July 24. School district No 70, New Hope, was organized by Supt. A. 
Carothers The first officers were M Cunningham, director; J. O. Shanon, 
clork;A. Martin, treasurer. 

August 4. Brown County Normal Institute convenes with Miss Ella M. 
Liggitt as conductor. . 

August 10. Mission township Sunday school association meets at Mis- 
sion Center The following officers were elected: President, H F. Douthart; 
Vice-President, S. E. Erwin; Treasurer; John Gregg; Secretary, O B. Curl. 

August 15. The Brown County Christian Temperance Union was organ- 
ized in Hiawatha with the following officers: President, R. C. Chase; Vice- 
Presidents, A. Carothers, C. W. Johnson: Secretary, Rev. G. W. Skinner: 
Treasurer, Judge T. B. Dickason. Township Committee, T. J Elliott, Morrill; 
C. H. Isley, Walnut; Dr. Patton, Hamlin; A. J. Evans, Powhattan; Rev. J 1. 
McGinnis, Mission; George Pierce, Washington; Dr. Lemaster, Robinson; Dr. 
Bowron, Irving; D. C. Nutting, Padonia: A. H. Thomas, Hiawatha. 

On motion R. C. Chase and Rev. G. W. Skinner were elected delegates to 
the Bismarck National Temperance meeting. 

August 20. Padonia Christian church incorporated with E. R. Cornelison, 
Z Brown, Thomas Hart, H. O. Jones and D. C. Nutting as trustees. 

September5. I. N. Smith announces himself an independent candidate 
for sheriff. 

— Reuben Lawson the colored statesman ann junees bimself a candidate for 
sheriff. 

September 10. Mt. Horeb Chapter No. 43, R. A. M., is organized by E. P. 
Carrwith the following membership: L. R. Yates, H. P.; P. W. Hull, K.; E. 
Hoye, S ; E N. Morrill, Treas.; A. R. May, Sec ; T. McLaughlin, C. H.; A. H. 
Lawrence, P. S.; J. Schilling, R. A. C; J. M. Hillmon, 3rd Vail; G. H. Cake, 
2nd Vail: H. M. Robinson, 1st Vail; J. W. Oberholtzer, A. Schilling, G. H. 
Adams, N. F. Leslie, A. W. Hoyt, A. J. Leibengood. 

September 20. Republican county convention. B. F. Partch is selected 
chairman, and C. H Lawrence, secretary. 

The committee on credentials reports thirty-six delegates entitled to seats 
in the convention as follows: Hiawatha— Henry Graves, John Walters, George 
M. Blair, W. S. Brown, Thurston Chase, J. C. Thomas. John E Morris, B. F. 
Partch, B. A. Sprague, N. D, Loose, C. H. Lawrence, Daniel Hazen. Robinson 
—George M Stites, Axtel Terrill, Jacob Stilwell, F. Lyman. Tylers— A. A. 
Frink. Walnut— Chester Jones, A. J. Anderson. Padonia— Steven Picton D. 
B.Anderson, Levi C. Anderson. Prairie View— D. J. Parks, George Mell, J. 
J, Erwin. Mission Center— H. F, Douthart, J. J. Figley. Irving — A.Lyman, 
John M. Cannon, J. A. Hewitt. Powhattan — Timothy James. Jessie W. Di- 
voll. Kickapoo— L. J. Cashman Hamlin— Robert Gaston, Thomas Harding, 



1879| ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 135 

R. Pattern. No delegates were present from Washington and Morrill town- 
ships. 

A. J Anderson moved that the candidates for the several offices be re- 
quired to pledge themselves to abide by the decision of the convention! 
Speeches were made by Messrs. Walters, Doutliart, James, Thomas, Cannon and 
Anderson. Considerable feeling was manifested, but the resolution carried 
by a vote of 17 to 15. 

W. M. Wellcome and Dr. Onerholtzer were placed in nomination for treas- 
urer. Mr Obeiholtzer was not present and Mr. Wellcome making the required 
pledge, was declared the nominee of the convention. 

John E. Moon and L. S. Herbert were placed in nomination for county 
clerk Mr. Herbert was not present and Mr. Moon, after pledging himself to 
support the action of the convention was nominated by acclamation. 

For register of deeds, Thomas Stevens, Isaac Dilley, W. H. Johnson, Chas. 
Wolf and James B. Allison were placed in nomination. The candidates all 
pledged themselves. A ballot resulted Allison, 18; Stevens, 1U; Dilley, 5; John- 
son, 1. 

For sheriff, Steven Hunter and I. N Smith were placed in nomination. 
Mr. Hunter made the required pledge, but Mr. Smith refused to pledge him- 
self to the ai tion of the convention in any form, shape or manner stating that 
"the convention knew how he had announced and that he would abide by the 
results of the election in November." A motion was made to reconsider the 
pledging resolution, but was lost by a majority of two. A ballot was taken and 
resulted. Hunter, 19; Smith, 16 

For surveyor, L. P. Hazen received 24 votes, S. E. Erwin, 5; T. J. Marion, 2. 

For coroner Dr W E Moore received 13 votes, A. L. Newcomb, 9; T. J. 
Elliott, 7 A second ballot resulted Moore, 24; Newcomb, 3; Elliott 2. 

The following central committee was chosen: Hiawatha — Dr. Henry 
Graves, chairman; Irvin -John M. Cannon, secretary; Mission — H. F. Douthart; 
Walnut— Adelbert Frink; Robinson— Frank Lyman; Hamlin -Jacob Reasoner; 
Powhattan— A. J. Evans; Morrill— T. J.Elliott; Washington— William Page; 
Padouia — 1. P. Winslow. 

—Republican convention for second Corn mis doners district organized by 
selecting Johu Walters as chairman and C. H. Lawrence as secretary. M. C. 
Willis, S. Detwiler, J. P. Davis, J, D. Hardy, Gilbert, Kipp and A. McLaugh- 
lin were placed in nomination for commissioner. The first and second ballots 
are not recorded. Third ballot, Willis, H: Detwiler, 2; Kipp, 3; McLaughlin, 6. 
Fourth ballot, Willis, 7: Detwiler, 4; McLaughlin, 6. Fifth ballot, Willis, 8; 
Detwiler, 1; M Laughlin,6; scattering, 2. Sixth ballot, Willis, 8; McLaughlin, 9. 

October 3. Greenback county convention. William Clements is made 
chairman and D. A. Smith secretary. 

For county clerk, W. O. Bechtel received 13 votes, and L. S. Herbert 9. 

For sheriff, I. N. Smitli received 8 votes, and James Dyche 13. 

John Braley for register of deeds, S. E. Erwin for surveyor, and G. M. 
Weaver for coroner, were nominated by acclamation. 

The following central committee was elected: Washington— D. A. Smith, 
chairman; Mission— John McCreary, secretary; Hiawatha — William Clements; 
Irving— Jacob Kirlin; Robinson— Joseph Bussell; Powhattan— S. C. Amend; 
Morrill, C. A Saylor; Hamlin— Geo. R. T. Robers. 



136 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1879 

—Greenback convention for second commissioner district nominates G. Y. 
Johnson. 

October 5. The Hiawatha house burns. 

October 6. C. W. Wellcome appointed city clerk of Hiawatha, vice A. 
T. McCreary resigned. 

October 7-9. Northern Association of Congregational churches meets 
at Sabetha. The Brown county churches are represented as follows: Fairview, 
C. H. Isely, P. Joss; Hamlin, Rev. H. L. Howard, J. H. Raines; Hiawatha, 
Rev. G. W. Skinner, Mrs. E. A. Corlew. 

October 8. J. P. Davis and 271 others petitions the commissioners to 
submit a proposition to the voters authorizing the board to levy a tax of one 
mill for the purpose of raising a fund to be expended in erecting suitable build- 
ings on the county fair grounds. The petition is granted and an order made 
submitting the proposition at the township election to beheld February 3, 1880. 
The proposition was defeated at that time by a vote of 1051 to 171. 

October 11. Democratic county convention. H B. Wey was made 
chairman and H. A. Parson's secretary. 

Col. E Bierer, H.J. Gillispie, G. Joss, B. B. Tatman and T. Schecker, 
were appointed a committee on credentials and reported all precincts repres- 
ented except Hamlin, Prairie View and Tyler. 

H. A. Parsons, J. D. Stanley, and E. N. Turner were appointed a com- 
mittee on resolutions and reported the following platform which was adopted: 

The Democracy of Brown county endorse the following expression of principles: 

1. Honesty, efficiency and economy in every department of the government. 

2. All property should bear its just proportion to taxation, and the Democratic party will 
labor to that end. 

3 Lessening the burdens and increasing the advantages of the working people. 
4. Railroads shall be prohibited by law from oppressive charges, unjust discriminations 
and favoring localities or individuals. 

5 Municipal self government in local affairs. 

6. The Democratic Senate and Democratic House of Representati vesreceive our thanks for 
the aditional pension benefits to the Union soldiers of the late war of the rebellion. 

7. The successful efforts of our Democratic Kepresentatives in < ongress in reducing the 
expenditures of the national government whereby over one hundred million dollars have been 
saved to the people, in the current expenses alone, during the last four years, meets our hearty 
approval, but the opposition of Republican leaders in and out of Congress to reducing expenses 
of running the National government should receive the opposition of all good citizens. 

8. We condemn as a bad precedent as well as bad economy, the compromise of the treasury 
deficit whereby the people lost many thousands of dollars. 

9. That we urge quarterly reports of the County Treasurer and quarterly examination of 
the County Treasury, as required by law. 

For treasurer, J. F. Roehm received 26 votes, James Cottrell, 7 

For county clerk, W. O. Bechtel received 20 votes, L. S. Herbert; 13. 

For sheriff, George Hinkle, received 21 votes, I. N. Smith, 12. 

John Braley for register of deeds, S. E. Erwin for surveyor and J. W. Mar- 
tin for coroner were nominated by acclamation. 

A county central committee was chosen as follows: Hiawatha — E. Bierer, 
chairman; Padonia, D. C. Nutting, secretary; Walnut, H. F. Melienbruch; 
Irving, W. M, Gillmore; Mission, H B. Walters; Washington, Frank Ewell; 
Robinson, J. A. Jeffries; Powhattan, E. N. Turner; Morrill, James Cottrell: 
Hamlin, Carl Hilt. 

The delegates from Hiawatha and Mission assembled in convention and 
nominated G. Y. Johnson for county commissioner. 



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137 



October 18. The Republicans of Hiawatha organize a Stalwart club with 
Dr. S. M. Pratt, chairman, A. R. May, secretary, C. W. Johnson, J. Schilling, 
J. P. Davis, H. J. Aten, E. N. Morrill as an executive committee. Speeches 
are made by C. W.. Johnson, H. J. Aten, J. Schilling, E. N. Morrill, J. P 
Davis and A. Carothers. 

October 19. The Hiawatha Christian church is dedicated. The services 
are in charge of Elder Berry of Hamlin, and the dedicatory sermon is preached 
by Elder William Mathews, of Piatt City, Mo., 



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November 6. Henry Huff is appointed marshal of Hiawatha, vice A. J. 
Black, resigned. 

December 4. Sunday school convention at Hiawatha. The Methodist, 
Congregationalist and Christian schools of Hiawatha, the Congregational 
school of Fairview, and the Union schools, of Carson, Pleasant Dale andPow- 
hattan are represented. 

December 6 A teachers association is organized at Robinson. L. H. 
Smyth is president and M. D. Spencer, secretary. 

December 11. The county commissioners accept the new court house 
from the contractor and have it insured in the sura of $20,000. 

December 16-18. Eighth annual session Kansas State Grange. D, A. 
Smith of Mazeppa, Brown county is the delegate for the district of Atchison, 
Doniphan and Brown counties. 






138 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1880 



1880. 
January 1. The Paola Citizen booms Hon. E. N . Morrill for governor. 
February 3. Township election. 



MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, John A. Fulton 106 

F. M. Starns 32 

Clerk, B F. Elliott 139 

Treasurer, D. A. Vanderpool !■*> 

Constable, B. W. Furnish 127 

J. J. Webb I- 4 

Dr.W C Cecil ... 4 

W. Garnett 1 

J. R. Blanchett 1 

J. T. Mickey Jj 

For Fair Ground Improvement 27 

Against Fair Ground Improvement 96 

PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, I. P. Winslow 72 

T. W. Roach 4 

Clerk, H. G. Wilson 76 

Treasurer, J. E. Davis 75 

Justice, I. P. Winslow 73 

E. R. Cornel ison 75 

Constable, J. L. Winslow 72 

R. W. Cornelison 1 

D. B. Anderson 65 

T W. Roach 7 

For Fair Ground Improvement 23 

Against Fair Ground Improvement 42 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, G. B. Okeson 

A.J. Anderson 

A.J. Okeson 

Clerk, S.Thompson 

Fred Isely 

Treasurer, A. Kessler 

Justice, H. F. Mellenbruch 

A J. Trees 

Jas. Hay ward 

A.J. Bruce 

Constable, F. P. Scantlin 

Fred Frink 

Herman Hayward 

H. Peters.... 

H F. Mellenbruch 

For Fair Ground Improvement 
Ag-ainst Fair Ground Improvem't 



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Trustee, W. Frazev 

A. E. Turner 

Clerk, Jno. A.Davidson 

P. W. Hoskinson 

Treasurer, G. L. Becker 

Geo. Hinkle 

Justice, C. B. Johnson 

W. D. Rife 

Tim James 

Chas, A. Wetzler 

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Constable, Jno. Hannah 

David Hotson 

Willis C. Reed 

Wm. Danker 

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IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, J. W. Bowron 77 

C.B. Vail 41 

Clerk, R. H. Brewster 95 

J.A.Hewitt 2 

C. B. Vail 1 

Treasurer, L. C Dunn 105 

R. H. Brewster , 1 

Constable, Oscar Sloan 85 

Philip Gribline 77 

Jesse Summers 8 

J.A.Holmes 1 

G. W Dunn 1 

P Landretts 1 

For Fair Ground Improvement . 26 

Against Fair Ground Improvement 78 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, H. T. Bushley 3 

Carey Finlev % 

Clerk, Nat Kimberlin 97 

H T. Bushley 2 

Wesley Bushley 3 

Treasurer, Jno Bunck IOi 

Wesley Bushley 2 

Justice, Theodore Schecker 95 

H. T. Bushlev 93 

Constable, J H. Coe 94 

Frank Yewell 97 

A Poul 5 

For Fair Ground Improvement 

Against Fair Ground Improvement 108 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, B. F. Partch 152 

L S.Herbert 274 

Clerk, Gregory Amann, chosen by lot 215 

W. H Johnson 215 

Treasurer, Charles Wolf 431 

Justice, A A. Holmes 86 

L. S. Herbert 279 

W.J.Richardson 381 

Reuben Lawson 1 

D Babbitt l 

Jno. McCaul 1 

B. F. Killey 1 

Constable, J. D. Blair 229 

I N. Smith 2-'7 

S. H. Johnson 209 

Reuben Lawson 73 

For Fair Ground Improvement 341 

Against Fair Ground Improvement 58 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Warren Swift 129 

H,M.Coburn 7(i 

Clerk, J. A. Gilbert 134 

L . M . Hughes 73 

Treasurer, Ghas Hack 134 

George W. Parsons 73 

Justice, S. \. Holcomb 121 

Isaac Martindale 115 

J W.Martin 96 

Wm. Heffner 55 

Jas. Glenn 1 

Constable, M T.Terrell 114 

Frank Trapp 125 

George Middleton 64 

John Nellans '. 81 

For Fair Ground Improvement 8 

Against Fair Ground Improvement 194 



1880| 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



139 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee. Jas. Dyche 

G. W. Parker 

Clerk, S. E. Erwin 

S. Kipp 

Treasurer, M J.Perriue 

Justice, I. N. Seaman 

Hugh Brow 11 lee 

Constable, Jno. Kinder 

Frank Willis 

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Trustee, Milton Moore 130 

Clerk, F. M. Unkefer 120 

Peter Gillian 6 

Treasurer, Robt. Gaston 126 

Bradford 2 

Justice, AG. Gardner 128 

Jno. H. Beamgard 127 

Constable, Jno Tipton 117 



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February 16. School district No. 72, Reserve, was organized by Supt. A. 
Carothers. The first officers were J. W. Burchfleld, director; W. H. Conklin 
Clerk; Geo. H. Wise, treasurer. 

February — . Mt Horeb Encampment No. 33, I. O. O. F., is organized 
with the following membership. H. J. Aten, C. P.; H. M. Waller, H. P.; J. 
E. Moon.S. W.; James Falloon, J. W.; J. D. Blair, J. K. Klinefelter, H. F. 
Macy, A. A. Holmes. W. S. Hall, J. W Belts, J. E Morris. 

February 19, County Sunday school convention at Hiawatha. Officers 
are elected as follows: R. C. Chase, president; E. Bierer, jr., secretary; C. D. 
Lawrence, treasurer; S E. Erwin of Mission, A. J. Evans of Powhattan, P. W. 
Hull of Hiawatha, D. C. Nutting of Padonia, Dr. Patton of Hamlin, Mr. 
Dougherty of Morrill, S Thompson of Walnut, Dr. Bowron of Irving, J. O. 
Gilbert of Robinson, VIr. Pierce of Washington township, committee. 

February 23 School district No. 73, Willis, was organized by Supt. A. 
Carothers. The first officers were Amos Campbell, director; Jno. Lorimer, 
clerk; C. M Parker, treasurer. 

March 3. School district No. 71, Lone Star, was organized by Supt. A. 
Carothers. The first officers were P. Wiers, director; R. S. Foster, clerk; Adam 
Smith, treasurer. 

March 13. The Mt. Pleasant M. E. church incorporated by S. P. Belden, 
T. J. McCormick, J. J. Brown, John Zimmerman and J. H. Carr. 

MARcn 15.— The Brown County Exposition Association is organized with 
the following directors. J. P. Davis, J. M. Boomer, John Walters. William 
Shirley, Sr., Samuel Detwiler, James G. Robertson, Col. W. F. White. The 
board organized by the election of J. P. Davis, president; J. M. Boomer, vice 
president; C. H Lawrence, secretary; John E. Moon, treasurer. 

March 27, Republican county convention. Samuel Speer is elected 
chairman and J . L. Lemaster, secretary, and A. Carothers, assistant secretary. 
E. N. Morrill, T. J. Elliott, George M Stites, J. W. McCreary and John S. 
Tyler were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the following 
delegates entitled to seats in the convention. Hiawatha, B. A. Sprague, 
Samuel Speer, G. M. Blair, E N. Morrill, C. W. Johnson, J. H. Fraser, W. J. 
Richardson, A. A. Holmes, R, C. Chase, Simeon Wilkinson, A. Carothers, and 
John Schilling. Irving— G. A. Hunter, Copeland. Padonia— Thos. Brigham, 
I. P. Winslow, James Winslow. Morrill— T. J Elliott, A. Cottrell, J. T. Brady. 
Hamlin— T. C. Mathews, E. Berkley, D. M. Simmons, J. Reasoner. Tyler— J. 
S. Tyler. Walnut— C. Evans, J. N. Anderson. Robin-on— G M. Stites, L. H. 
Smyth, J. L. Leamaster. Mission Center— H. F. Yaw, H. F. Douthart. 



140 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1880 

Prairie View— J. J. Erwin, I. N. Seaman, George Cushnie. Powhattan— E. A. 
Doolittle, Timothy James. Kickapoo— John McCreary. 

The following delegates to the State convention to elect delegates to the 
national convention were duly elected. E. N. Morrill, L IT. Smyth, W. J, 
Richardson, John T. Brady, John Schilling, I. N. Seaman. Alternates, E. 
Bierer, Jr., N. F. Leslie, A. R. May, J. Reasoner, Dr. Graves, I. N Smith. 

C. W. Johnson offered the following resolutions which were adopted: 

Resolved, That we, the Republicans of Brown county, Kansas, express our decided prefer- 
ence for James G. Blaine as our standard bearer in the coming- political campaign. 

Resolved, That in expressing- our preference we are not to be understood as indicating any 
hostility to any of the other distinguished gentlemen whose names are mentioned in connection 
with the office of chief magistrate and that we would cheerfully support the nominee of the 
Chicago convention confident that that body will give us a candidate worthy of our support 
though he may not be the person we would first choose 

Resolved, That in the opinion of the Republicans of Brown county in convention assembled 
Brown county is entitled to representation on the electorial ticket of the state and that we pre- 
sent the name of John Schilling as a candidate before the state convention as one of the elec- 
tors in the coming presidential election and we instruct our delegation to use their best endeav- 
ors to secure his nomination 

March 31. Republican State convention E. N. Morrill is chairman of 
the committee on credentials. The following resolution offered by E. N. Mor- 
rill was adopted: 

Resolved. That the following named gentlemen be the nominees for presidential electors of 
the Republican party of the State of Kansas, to-wit: John Schilling, W, A. Peffer, Jas D. 
Snoddy, R. W. P. Muse. Henderson Ritchie. 

March 31. The quarterly report of the State Board of Agriculture shows 
that Brown connty has the largest valuation per capita of products on the 
farm averaging $212.16 for each inhabitant. The aggregate value of her farm 
products is $2,289,139. She ranks second in numbers of acres of corn. 

April 5. Hiawatha City election results for mayor, C. D. Lawrence, 79; 
A. R. May, 67. Councilmen, Thos McLaughlin, 146; Henry Graves, 87; John 
E. Moon, 146; S. M. Pratt, 139; J. D. Blair, 146; C. H. Lawrence, 60. Police 
Judge, L. S. Herbert, 146. 

Aprils. Hiawatha has a fanning mill factory. W. A. Tea is the pro- 
prietor . 

April 9. The following officers for Hiawatha City are ( husen. City Clerk 
C. W. Wellcome; City Treasurer, John E. Moon; Jacob Covode. City Marshal, 
Henry Huff, Assistant Marshal; Jacob Covode, Street Commissioner; Eli Al- 
lendorf, Jacob Covode and J W. Sherrett, Are wardens, Eli Allendorf, en- 
gineer; Jno. E. Moon, president of the council. 

April 13. E. Harrington, Johnson Beaty, G. Y. Johnson, I. N. Smith, 
and Harvey Seburn are elected directors of the Brown County A. H & M. As- 
sociation. C. H. Lawrence is elected auditor. It was decided to turn over all 
property to the newly organized Brown County Exposition as soon as the said 
association should obtain title to fair ground and give proper pledges to make 
$2,0J0 worth of improvements thereon This board organized by the election 
of Harvey Seburn, president; G. Y. Johnson, vice president; I. N. Smith, sec- 
retary; E. Harrington, treasurer. 

April 15. Northern Congregational Association of Kansas meets at Hia- 
watha. 

May 1. School District No 74, Pleasant Valley, was organized by Supt. 



1880| ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 141 

A. Carothers. The first officers were Root. Rhea, director, Chas. Culverhouse, 
clerk, Henry Monroe, treasurer. 

May 15. Democratic county convention. Col. E. Bierer is chairman and 
Geo. P. Christie, secretary. Delegates to the State convention are elected as 
follows: Seventieth district— Eli Davis, W. S Hall and Geo P. Christie, with 
J. F. Roehm, J. Beatty and H. B. Wey asalternates. Seventy-first district— 
E Harrington, H. A. Parsons, A. J. Trees, with H. B. Walters, F. P, Scantlin 
and T. Schecker as alternates. 

May 17. Brown County Exposition Association chartered with $10,000 
capital. The directors are Col. W. S. White, Samuel Detwiler, James G. 
Robertson, J. P. Dayis, John Walters, J. M. Boomer and Wm. Shirley. 

May 26. The following persons have been appointed as census takers for 
Brown county: Hiawatha, W. H. Johnson; Padonia, I. P. Winslow; Irving, 
J. A. Hewitt; Robinson, L. Smythe; Walnut, A. J. Anderson: Mission, Jas. 
Dyche; Washington, J. H. Williams; Powhattan, J. W. Penn; Hamlin, Mil- 
ton Moore; Morrill, J. A. Fulton. 

June 1. The U.S. census gives Brown county a population of 12,830. 
. June 9. Hiawatha Lodge No. 35, A. F. & A. M. incorporated. 

June 14. Hiawatha Republicans ratify the njmination of Garfield and 
Arthur. Prof. R. S. lies was chairman and W. T. Stewart secretary of the 
meeting. Speeches were made by E N. Morrill, W. D. Webb, C. W. Johnson, 
H. J. Aten and John Schilling. E. N. Morrill, J. Schilling, H. J. Aten, A. R. 
May and C W. Johnson were appointed a committee to draft by-laws for a 
Garfield and Arthur club. 

June 28. A Garfield and Arthur club is organized at Hiawatha. James 
Falloon is president, A G. Speer, J. D Blair, A. A. Holmes, Daniel Hazen, J. 
P. Davis are vice presidents, W. T. Stewart is recording secretary, M. E. 
Foote is corresponding secretary, J, E. Moon is treasurer. 

June 29. School district No. 75 Lichty was organized by Supt. A. Car- 
others. The first officers were C. A. Taylor director, A. J. Kregar clerk, C. C. 
Babst treasurer. 

July 10. A Hancock and English club is organized at Hiawatha with the 
following officers: President, E. Bierer; vice president for Hiawatha, W. S. 
Hall; Padonia, J. F. Cornelison; Irving, John Braly: Hamlin, L. E. Harding: 
Morrill, Jas. Cottrell; Walnut, FredLely; Powhattan, George Hinkle; Mission, 
H. B. Walters; Washington, T. Schecker: Robinson, D. P. Williams; recording 
secretary, Albert Lawrence; corresponding secretary, H. B. Wey, executive 
committee, H. C, Baker, C W. Smith, T. J. Gibson, Geo. P.Christie, P. C. 
McGillvray; finance committee, J. F. Roehm, Johnson Beatty, D. C. Nutting, 
Eli Davis, E. N. Turner. 

—Republican county convention elects the following delegates to the State 
convention E N. Morrill, R C. Chase, J. D. Blair, J. M. Boomer, G. M. Stites. 
To congressional convention: J. Schilling, H. J. Aten, C.W.Johnson. J. P. 
Davis, Lucian Smythe, M. C. Willis. Judicial convention: N. F. Leslie, J. 
Schilling, W. J. Richardson, H. J. Aten, H. F. Douthart. 

July 14. Republican Congressional convention at Beloit. C. W. Johnson 
explains the candidacy of E. N. Morrill and withdraws his name, and seconded 
the nomination of Anderson. One delegate from Brown county votes for W. 
W. Guthrie. H. J. Aten is elected a member of the central committee. 



142 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY, 



[1880 



July 15. N. F. Leslie resigns as a county commissioner and Clias. Knabb 
is chosen to fill the vacancy. 

July 22. Republican judicial convention in Hiawatha. B.F.Hudson 
was chosen temporary chairman and J. T. Kirwin and R. C. Bassett temporary 
secretaries. F. B. Mills, X. K. Stout, W. H. Stewart and Wm. Histed were 
appointed a committee on credentials and reported the following delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention. Atchison county, E. K. Blair, F. D. Mills, 
W. R. Smith, B. F. Hudson, George Storch, A. J. Katline, W. II . Stewart, H. 
L. Whitaker; Brown county, J. Schilling, H. J. Aten, N. F. Leslie, H. F. Dou- 
thart, W. J. Richardson; Doniphan county, J, P. Johnson, J. T. Kirwin, X. K. 
Stout, N. B. Wood, W. H. Deckard, C. Poirier; Nemaha county, R. 0. Bassett, 
William Histed, D. R. McGill, C. W. Hunt 

William Histed, W. J. Richardson, N. B. Wood, J. T. Kirwin and George 
Storch were appointed a committee on permanent organization and reported 
H. J. Aten for permanent chairman and that the temporary secretaries be 
made permanent. 

W. R. Smith, William Deckard, John Schilling and R. D. McGill were ap- 
pointed a committee on rules and order of business and reported that when the 
convention proceeded to ballot for the nomination of judge the voting be by 
ballot. 

W. R. Smith and W. J. Richardson were appointed tellers On the 27th 
ballot Judge David Martin received the nomination. The following is the 
vote in detail: 





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6 

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James Falloon 

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A committee consisting of W. R. Smith, N. B\ Leslie, William Histed and 
J.P.Johnson was appointed to inform Judge Martin of his nomination and 
bring him before the convention. Judge Martin appeared before the conven- 
tion and made a twenty minutes speech . The following judicial committee 
was appointed: J. P. Johnson of Doniphan county, chairman; W. J. Richard- 
son of Brown county, secretary; F D. Mills of Atchison; R. C. Bassett of Ne- 
maha county; C. W. Johnson of Brown county at large. 

July 31. Democratic mass convention at Hiawatha, The convention or- 
ganized by the election of T. J. Gibson as chairman, and George P. Christy as 
secretary. Delegates to the congressional convention to be held at Beloit, 
August 12th, were elected as follows: Seventieth district— Delegates, J. F. 
Roehm, Johnson Beatty, D. C. Nutting; alternates, George P. Christy, O. S. 
Burk, H. B. Wade. Seventy-first district— Delegates, J. W. Martin, J. D. 
Stanley, Albert E. Turner; alternates, Fred Iseley, J. M. Meredith, E Har- 
rington. 

The following delegates and alternates were elected to the State conven- 
tion at Topeka, August 26th, Seventieth district— Delegates, Albert Lawrence, 
Z. Brown, H. C. Baker; alternates, James Cottrell, Eli Davis, E, Bierer. 
Seventy-first district— Delegates, E. Harrington. Fred Isley, H. A. Parsons; 
alternates, Daniel Clapp, George E. Clayton, H. F. Mellenbruch. 



1880] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 143 

Delegates and alternates to the judicial convention were selected as fol- 
lows: Seventieth district— Delegates, W. W. Beymer, E. Bierer, D. C. Nut- 
ting; alternates, J. L. Allem, J. M. Hillmon, John Punslion. Seventy-first 
district— Delegates, G. Y. Johnson, H. A. Parsons, H. F. Mellenbruch; alter- 
nates, J. A. Jefferies, E.A.Turner, E. Harrington. The delegates to the 
State convention were instructed to use all honorable measures to secure the 
nomination of E. Harrington for presidential elector. They were further in- 
structed for John Martin of Tope k a for governor. The delegates to the con- 
gressional convention were instructed for Col. E Bierer for congress. The 
delegates to the judicial convention were instructed for A. G. Otis for judge. . 

August 12. Democratic congressional convention at Beloit. J. F. Roehm 
is on the committee on resolutions. E. Harrington is elected a member of the 
central committee. 

August 26. Democratic State convention at Topeka. E. Harrington is 
one of the vice presidents. 

September 1, Republican State convention at Topeka. E. N. Morrill is 
chairman. 

September 6. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster organizes a W. C. T. U. at Hiawatha 
with the following officers: President, Mrs. R. C. Chase; corresponding secre- 
tary, Mrs. R. S. lies; recording secretary, Mrs. C. D. Lawrence; treasurer, Mrs. 
Emma Hick ox. 

September 7. Democratic congressional committee meets at Atchison. 
Col. E. Bierer's name is among those considered for congressman. 

September 11. Republican convention for the Seventieth representa- 
tive district. R C. Chase was elected temporary chairman and J. W. Kelsey, 
secretary. Dr. S. M. Pratt, I. P. Winslow and T. C. Mathews were on motion 
of James Falloon appointed a committee on credentials. They reported the 
following delegates entitled to seats in the convention: Hiawatha— James 
Falloon, B. F. Partch, I. N. Speer, John Eraser, W. H. Johnson, W. T. Stew- 
art, C H. Lawrence, R. C Chase, H. J. Aten, S. M. Pratt, John Walters, 
Samuel Wilson, N. E. Chapman, I. N. Smith. Hamlin— A. Stiles, T. C. 
Mathews, E. Berkley, J. W. Kelsey. Padonia— I. B. Winslow, H. Dilling, 
Morrill— J. B. Brady, John Fulton, Dr. Cecil, John McCall. 

On motion of W. T. Stewart, H. J. Aten, E. Berkley, and John Fraser 
were appointed a committee on permanent organization and reported in favor 
of making the temporary organization permanent. On motion J. W. Bowron, 
Mann Gladfelter and David Copeland were admitted as delegates from Irving 
township, On motion the convention decided to elect one delegate at a time 
and by ballot. B. F. Partch and J. N. Davis were appointed as tellers. James 
Falloon, John Fulton, E. Berkley, T. C. Mathews, and C. W. Johnson were 
elected as delegates to the senatorial convention. A motion to instruct the 
delegates for Mr. White as senator was lost. 

September 11 Republican convention for Seventy-first district met at 
Prairie View, with J. H. Tyler chairman, and L. H. Smythe secretary. Gil- 
bert Kipp of Mission, J. D. Lynch, of Powhattan, A. J. Anderson of Walnut 
and P S. Kelly of Robinson, were elected at delegates to the senatorial con- 
vention. A motion to instruct the delegates for Ira F. Collins as senator was 
lost. 

For representatives, M. C. Willis, F. F. Miles, H. F. Douthart, J. C. Evens, 
N. F. Leslie and Mr. Miller were placed in nomination. On the fifth ballot N. 



144 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1880 

F. Leslie was nominated by the following vote: Leslie, 9; Evans, 7; Douthart 1. 

L. H. Smythe, M. C. Willis and A. J. Anderson were appointed as a cen- 
tral committee. 

September 15. Republican senatorial convention at Sabetha. James 
Falloon was elected chairman and Charles DeForest secretary, J. D. Brady, A. 
J. Anderson, G. H. Adams, D. R. McGill, J. O. Barnard were appointed as 
committee on credentials and reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention. Brown county, James Falloon, J. A. Fulton, T. C. 
Mathews, C. W. Johnson, E. Berkley, Gilbert Kipp, A. D. Lynch, A. J. Ander- 
son, P. S. Kelly, Nemaha county, J. E. Corwin, J. O. Barnard, J, Spring, Sr., 

G. H. Adams, George F. Root, D. R. McGill, Charles DeForest, H. B. Craig. 

Ira F. Collins was nominated for senator by acclamation and addressed the 
convention. 

A central committee was selected as follows: Seventieth district, I. N. 
Smith; Seventy-first, A. D. Linch, Seventy-second, A. F. Clough; Seventy- 
third, Charles DeForest; at large James Falloon. This committee organized 
with I. N. Smith as chairman and A. F. Clough as secretary. 

September 21. Democratic judicial convention at Troy. It is decided 
that it is inexpedient to make a nomination. E.Harrington is chosen as a 
member of the central committee for Brown county 

September 2. A Hancock and English club is organized at the Adams 
school house in Washington township. 

September 22. A. N. Ruley leases the Hiawatha Sun. The paper ceases 
to be a Democratic paper and will run as an independent one. 

September 25. Republican county convention at Hiawatha, E. N. Morrill 
is elected chairman and Dr. S. M. Pratt, secretary. 

On motion N. F. Leslie, J. P. Davis and Wm. Shirley were appointed a 
committee on credentials and reported the following list of delegates entitled 
to seats in the convention: Hiawatha— R. C. Chase, J. P. Davis, J. E. Moon, 
W. H. Johnson, E. N. Morrill, W. T. Stewart, G. T. Woodmansee, J. D. Blair, 
R. Shannon, S. M. Pratt, N. E. Chapman, T. G. Wagstaff, W. M. Wellcome, B. 
B. Mann. Padonia— S. C. Anderson, W. H. Conklin. Irving— E. Noble, J. 
W. Brown, J. A. Hewitt. Walnut — A. J. Anderson, Campbell Evans. Pow- 
hattan — William Shirley, P. W. Hoskinson. Mission— David Moore, L. K. 
Chase. Tyler— T. P. Frink.J. E.Davis. Robinson— N. F. Leslie, Stephen 
Quaife, G. M. Stites, T. J Payne. Hamlin— Peter Pfeiffer, E. Berkley, Jacob 
Reasoner, A. R. Smith. Prairie View— L. D. White, J. Lorimer, A. Mc- 
Quilken. Morrill— Niram Curtis, J. Fulton, J. Lichty, J. A. McCall. 

The following ticket was then nominated: Clerk of the court Samuel Wil- 
son; Probate Judge, T. B. Dickason; county attorney, C. W. Johnson; County 
Superintendent, R. S. lies. 

The following central committee was then selected: Hiawatha, John 
Schilling; Robinson, N. F. Leslie; Padonia, W. H. Conklin; Morrill, T. J. 
Elliott; Hamlin, J. Reasoner; Irving, J. A. Hewitt; Powhattan, A. J. Evans; 
Mission, J. Lorimer; Walnut, A. Carothers; Washington, J. W. Miles; at large, 
R. S.Iles. 

This committee organized with the election of John Schilling chairman, 
and R. S. lies secretary, and John Schilling, A. Carothers and R S. lies, as an 
executive committee. 

After the convention the delegates from the Seventieth district met in 



1880] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 145 

district convention. J. F. Brady, T. C. Mathews, B. F. Partch, J. M. Can- 
non, and J. Walters were placed in nomination for Representative. On the 
twenty-fourth ballot, J. M. Cannon was nominated. E. Noble, J. E. Moon, J. 
A. McCaul, J. Reasoner and I. P. Winslow were appointed a central com- 
mittee. 

September 28 The fifteenth annual Fair is held under the auspices of 
the Brown County Exposition Association. 

October 1 . Democratic county convention at the court house nominates 
the following ticket: County attorney, E. Bierer; superintendent, John Braley; 
commissioner first district, E. R. Cornelison; third district, G. Joss; represen- 
tative seventieth district, Johnson Beatty; representative seventy-first district 
H. A. Parsons. No nominations were made for the clerk of the court or pro- 
bate judge. A central committee wbs appointed as follows: At large, Henry 
Baker; Washington, A. C. Adams; Walnut, Fred Isley; Hiawatha, Jacob 
Roehm; Robinson, J. W. Martin; Padonia, D. C. Nutting; Powhattan, A. E. 
Turner; Mission— J. D. Stanley; Irving-John Braley; Hamlin— L. E. Harding; 
Morrill— James Cotrrell. 

H. A. Parsons was chairman and H. D. Clayton was secretary of the con- 
vention. 

—J. M. Boomer is nominated for commissioner by the Republicans of the 
third commissioner district. 

October 12. D. C. Natting at the request of numerous teachers announ- 
ces himself an independent candidate for county superindent. 

October 14. Democratic pole raising at Robinson. Col. Thos. Moonlight 
is the orator of the day. 

October 22. Mass Greenback convention at the court house nominates 
the following ticket: Representative 70th district, G. S. Waite; representa- 
tive 71st district, D. A. Smith; probate judge, Seth Barnum; clerk of district 
court, W. H. Wilson; county attorney, G. H. Wheeler; superintendent of 
schools, D. C. Nutting; commissioner 1st district, J. N. Mills; commissioner 
3rd district, W. Overfield. 

October 27. The Hiawatha Sun flickers out. John L. Parker buys the 
machinery and moves it to Highland. 



November 2. 
General election. 



President. 

Jas. A. Garfield, R 

Win field S. Hancock, D 

J. B. Weaver, G 

John W. Phelps, N 

For Governor. 

Jno. P. St John R 

Edw G. Ross, D 

H. P. Vrooman, G 

For Lieutenant Governor. 

D. W Finney, R 

Thos. George. D 

H. I,. Phillips, G 

For Secretary of State. 

James Smith, R 

Jno. N. Giffen, D 

A B Cornell, G 

For Auditor of State. 

P. I. Bonebrake, R 

H. J. G. Newmuller, D 

D. J. Cole, G 

For State Treasurer. 

Jno. Francis, R 

Theodore Weichselbaum, D... 

S. A. Marshall, G 

For Attorney General. 

W A. Johnstone, R 

A L. Hereford, D 

D. B Hadley, G 

For Supt. of Public Instruction. 

H. C. Speer,R 

Sarah H. Brown, D 

Chas. .smith, G 

For Associate Justice 

D. M. Valentine, R 

Wm R Wag-staff, D 

L, D. Bailey, G 

For Judge '2nd Judicial District. 

David Martin 

For State Senator 3rd District. 

Jra F. Collins. R 

T B. Collins, D 

John Puncheon 

For Representative 70th District 

J. M Cannon, R 

Johnson Beatty, D 

G. S. Waite.G 

For Representative 71st District 

N. F. Leslie.R 

H. A. Parsons, D 

D A Smith. G 

For Constitutional Convention .. . 
Against Constitutional Convention 
Proposition to Amend Sec. 1, Art. 11 

Against amendment 

To Amend Constitution 

Aeainst amt ndment 

For Probate Judge 

T B Dickasou. R 

Seth Barnum, G 

A H. Frink 

For Clerk of District. 

Samuel Wilson 

W. H Wilson 

\V. W. Wilson 

Geo. Wilson 

For Countv Attorney 

C. W. Johnson, R 

E Bierer, D 

Jas. Falloon, I 

G H Wheeler, U 

J. A. McCaul 

Countv Snpt. Public Instruction. 
R. .-v Iles'.-R 

D. C Nutting, D-G 

Countv Commissioner, 1st District 

Chas. Knabb, R 

E. R. Coinelison, DG 

James M. Mills ... 

J. M. Mills 

Countv Commissioner, 3rd District 

J. M. Boomer, R 

G. Joss, D 

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1880-81] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 147 

November 6. Republican ratification meeting at Morrill, T.J. Marion 
is chairman and A. F. Robinson, secretary. The township central committte 
consisting of T. J. Elliott, A. Cotrell, and Niram Curtis were instructed to 
communicate the following demands and resolutions. 

Believing- the menace of a solid south and its heresy of states rights is at an end, that the 
incoming- administration will see that all men will be protected in the elective franchise, if it 
requires bayonets and lots of them, now as Republicans desiring- an honest, moral and effec- 
tive rule, we demand measures and action to the end of thorough reform, and respectfully sub- 
mit the following- resolutions: 

Resolved, That we as Republicans object to the use of money in politics. 
Resolved, That we object to the principle that to the victors belong- the spoils. 
Resolved, That we endorse the civil service reform and demand its adoption. 
Resolved, That we object to rings and the present system. of trading- in delegates. 
Resolved, That we prefer honesty and defeat to victory and dishonor and decidedly object 
to local brigadier rule. 

1881. 

January 8. Farmers meeting at the court house. S. B. McCray, was 
chosen chairman and L M. Hughes, secretary Speeches were made by Judge 
B. F. Killy, J. K. McGinnis, A. F. Doutharth, E. Harrington, and J. Ziller. 
E Harrington, J. Miller, J. Mills and John Walters were elected as delegates 
to the state convention. The following resolutions were adopted. 

Whereas, The railroad companies of this county and State have not been under any law- 
ful restraint as regards their charges for the carrying- of freight and passengers and in conse- 
quence of which they have in this county, shown unjust discrimination of the loading- of grain 
requiring all grain to pass through the grain ware houses and not permitting- more than two 
dealers to do business at any one point, and 

Whereas, The charges for the transportation of f reig-ht to and from points of market is 
and has been of such nature as to make the payment very burdensome and unbearable. 

Resolved, We feel that the legislature of this State owe to the people, their constituents, pro- 
tection from the aforesaid oppression. 

Resolved, That we ask the legislature to pass such laws as will fix a reasonable rate that 
will be equitable and just to both the railroad companies and the people. 

J. Mills, 
S. Detwiler, 
J. Walters, 

Committee. 

January 10. The legislature convenes. Brown county is represented by 
J. M Cannon and N. F. Leslie in the House. John A. Fulton is assistant 
sergeant at arms in the Senate. 

January 18. E. N. Morrill elected a director of the State Historical 
Society. 

January 20. A meeting of the farmers was held at the office of L. S. 
Herbert to discuss the practability of organizing a Farmers Alliance. On mo- 
tion John Walters was chosen chairman and E. A. LaFever, secretary. After 
some discussion with regard to the objects and probable results of such an or- 
ganization a petition was signed by sixteen farmers and ordered forwarded to 
the secretary of the State Alliance asking for the organization of the Alliance 
to be called the Hiawatha Alliance No. — . 

January 21. Farmers convention at Hiawatha, to hear the report of 
delegates from the State convention at Topeka, January 12th. S. P. Dicka- 
son was called to the chair, and J. McCreary was elected secretary. Delegates 
I. J. Miller, J. N. Mills, and John Walters made verbal reports that at the 



14 8 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1881 

State convention there was general complaint of high freight and passenger 
rates and unjust discrimination between parties. 

On motion a committee of three consisting of John Walters, E. Harring- 
ton and H. A. Parsons was appointed to draft a petition to the legislature. 
The committee reported the following: 

MEMORIAL AND PETITION TO THE HONORABLE SENATORS AND REPRESENTA- 
TIVES IN THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE. 

Whereas, The railroad corporations in the State of Kansas have established oppressive 
rates for carrying passengers and transporting- freight, thereby depriving- the people of much 
of the due rewards of their labor, and 

Whereas, The corporations have formed a habit of pooling together, thereby depriving 
the people of the benefits of competing railroad lines, and 

Whereas, Many of said corporations exhibit undue partiality and favors to some of their 
patrons to the great oppression of the rest of the public, and 

Whereas, The longer such oppression and unjust acts are endured the more grevious and 
dangerous they become, therefore, 

We citizens of Brown county, Kansas, do most earnestly petition your honorable body to 
enact a law to prevent the unjust oppressions herein complained of and have the law call for 
three railroad commissioners whose duty shall be to act as guardians of the people, being fair 
to the railroads and just to the people, and that such commission be appointed, in the first in- 
stance, by the governor, by and with the advice and conseut of the auditor and treasurer of 
State and afterwards they shall be elected every two years at each regular State election. 

The clerk of each school district was requested to circulate this memorial 
and return same to John Walters at Hiawatha on or before February 5th, to 
which time the convention adjourned. 

March 5. Brown and Doniphan now constitute the first senatorial dis- 
trict. 

— A supplemental act is passed making Hiawatha, Washington, Mission 
and Powhattan townships the fiftieth representative district, and Robinson, 
Irving, Padonia, Hamlin, Morrill and Walnut townships the fifty-first district. 

April 4. Hiawatha city election results in the election of J. D. Blair as 
mayor, and I. N. Smith, H. M. Waller, Geo. H. Adams, S. M. Pratt, Thos. 
Oheal, as councilmen, and A. A. Holmes, police judge. 

April 5. The United Presbyterian Presbytery of Kansas meets at Hia- 
watha. 

April 9 The following officers are selected for Hiawatha city. S. M. 
Pratt, president council; S. C. Hall, E. Jerrett, Eli Allendorf, Are wardens; Eli 
Allendorf, fire engineer: Theo. S. Brundage, city clerk; Jno. E. Moon, city 
treasurer: Henry Huff, city marshal; A. S. Burt; assistant marshal; I. B. 
Hoover, street commissioner. 

April 12 R. C. Chase is appointed county superintendent to fill the 
vacancy caused by the resignation of R S. lies. 

April 12. G. Y. Johnson, J T. Bradey, J. M. Boomer, J. P. Davis, W. S. 
White, Samuel Detwiler and John Walters are elected as directors of the 
Brown County Exposition Association. They organzied by electing the follow- 
ing officers: President, J P. Davis; vice president, W. S. White; secretary, 
Theo L, Brundage; financial secretary, W. M. Shirley; treasurer, John E. Moon: 
finance committee, E. N. Morrill, Albert Lawrence and E Harrington. 

April — . The Evangelical Association of Hiawatha is organized by Rev. 
Phillip Flicker. 

May 2. W.J. Richardson is appointed City Attorney for Hiawatha. 



1881| ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 149 

May 18. The Masonic hall at Hiawatha is dedicated. A Grand Lodge 
was opened with the following officers and representatives: A. D. McConaughy, 
of Atchison, deputy grand master, acting grand master; E. D. Hillyer, Valley 
Falls, deputy grand senior warden; Thomas J. VanDerslice, of Highland as 
grand junior warden; E. Jerrett, of Hiawatha, as grand treasurer; John IT. 
Brown, Wyandotte, as grand secretary; Rev. John W. Kelsey, Hamlin as grand 
chaplain; Joseph Williamson, of Troy as grand senior deacon; William M. 
Shirley, of Hiawatha, as grand junior deacon: O.C.Jones, of Wathena, as 
grand senior steward; W. W. Carter, of Wathena, as grand junior steward; F. 
J Brown, of Muscotah, as grand marshal; L S. Herbert, of Hiawatha as grand 
tyler. Lodges represented: Srnithton, No. 1, of Highland; Wyandotte, 
No 3, of Wyandotte; Washington, No. 5, of Atchison; Valley Falls, 
No. 21, of Valley Falls, Hiawatha, No. 35, of Hiawatha; Troy, No. 25, of 
Troy; Wathena, No. 64, of Wathena; Muscotah, No. 16, of Muscotah: Robinson, 
No, 159, of Robinson; Hamlin, No. 185, of Hamlin. The dedicatory services 
were conducted by deputy grand master, A. B. McConaughy. 

June 7. A convention of delegates from the counties of Atchison, Doni- 
phan, Brown, Nemaha, Marshall and Jackson is held at the M. E. church in 
Hiawatha for the purpose of devising means for the enforcement of the tem- 
perance law and for the further purpose of forming an organization to excute 
the measures devised. The convention organized a joint stock company to be 
known as the prohibition league of Northeastern Kansas, and adopted an ap- 
propriated constitution. 

June 8. Rev. J. B. Richardson, of Hiawatha, delivers the annual ad- 
dress at Washburne college. 

June 11. Harolin Lodge 154 I. O. O. F. incorporated. 

June 13. Articles of incorporation for the Missouri Pacific railroad of 
Kansas are filed with the secretary of state. 

June 15 Morrill lodge No. 187, I. O. O. F. was instituted by Special 
Grand Master H. M. Waller with the following charter members: D. A. Van- 
derpool, N. G., Joseph Kirk, V. G.; W. L. Hammond, Secy; T T. Meyers, 
Tres.; Henry Stafford, W.; B. Haldeman, Cond.; Geo. Roberts, R. S. N. G.; A. 
W. Stewart, L S. N. G.; W. S. Aumiller, R S. V. G.; U. J. Tucker, L. S. V. 
G.; W. Brockhoff, I. G.; R. Huxtable, O. G.; G. Fox, R. S. S.; W. C. Cecil, L. 
S S ; G. L. Parker, Chaplain; Nathan Jones. 

June 21. The Missouri Pacific survey is commenced at Hiawatha. 

July 4. The Fourth was celebrated in Hiawatha by about 2,500 persons. 
The sad news of the shooting of President Garfield, so dampened all enthusiasm 
that the program was almost entirely abandoned and in the park the people 
gathered around the stand where our ministers engaged in prayer. Some 
eulogies were delivered upon the president and the services closed by singing a 
doxology. It was an occasion of mourning instead of rejoicing.— Hiawatha 
Dispatch. 

July 13. The Prairie View M. E. church chartered by P. R. Harmon, 
Amos P. Curl, Geo. Mel], H. C. Neff, Jesse Holt, A. M. Hannah, John W. Lam- 
me, G. Y. Johnson and H, J. Rhoads. 

July 18. The Prohibition League of North Eastern Kansas is chartered at 
Hiawatha with a quarter of a million dollars capital. The directors are Rev. 
R. Wake of Centralia; J. F. Roehm, E. N. Morrill, and Rev. Wm. Friend of 



Powhattan— L. C. Clark. 

Irving— James Robertson. G. I. Prewitt T. 
A. Dunn. 

Kickapoo — David Porter, C. A Hildwein. 

Walnut— A. J. Anderson, J C. McCoy. 

Tylers— J. S. Tyler, A. A. Frink. 

Morrill— Dr. Cecil, John A. Fulton, F.M. 
Spaulding. 

Mission — Peter Trompeter, H F. Douthart. 

Hamlin— T. C. Mathews. A. Stiles, M. Moore. 



150 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1881 

Hiawatha; H. M. Glancey of Atchison; W. H. Underwood of Severance; H. M. 
Cox of Netewaka; A. J. Coe of Marysville, G. R. Benedict of Seneca. 

July 23. School district No. 77, White Hall was organized by Supt. R. C. 
Chase. The first officers were James A. Watkins, clerk; C. Switzer, director; 
Peter Baker, treas. 

July 23. Grading is commenced on the Mo. Pac. near Hamlin. 

—Samuel Detwiler, Peter K. Klinefelter and I. P. Winslow are appointed 
by Judge Martin to assess damages along the Mo. Pac. right of way. 

September 23. Uuion Memorial services are held in thft Methodist and 
Christian churches of Hiawatha for President James A. Garfield. 

September 24. The Republican county convention met at the court 
house and organized by the selection of J. P. Uavis as chairman, and L. H. 
Smythe as secretary. N. F. Leslie, Thomas McLaughlin, E. A. Gillispie, J C. 
McCoy, and P. R. Harmon were appointed a committee on credentials and re- 
ported the following delegates entitled to seats in the convention: 

Hiawatha— C. H. Lawrence, J. C. Thomas, 
T. McLaughlin, T. G. Wagstaff, T. J. Haves, 
G H Wheeler. W. T. Stewart, Danel Hazen, 
J. P. Davis, J. S. Henney, Thurston Chase, J. 
Schilling. 

Padonia— E. A. Gillispie, W. M. Swartz, I. 
P. Winslow. 

Prairie View — J. Kipp, John Spence, P. R. 
Harmon. 

Robinson— L. H. Smythe, N. F Leslie, D. B. 
Campbell. M. P. Rush. 

C. H. Lawrence, I. P. Winslow, J. G. Robertson, F. M. Spaulding and T. C. 
Mathews were appointed a committee on permanent organization and reported 
in favor of makiug the temporary organization permanent. 

P. R. Harmon, W. T. Stewart, and Rev. D. B. Campbell were appointed 
a committee on resolutions. The committee reported in favor of adopting the 
remarks of Captain John Schilling at the opening of the convention in lieu of a 
platform. 

The following ticket was then nominated: For county treasurer, William 
Wellcome: for clerk, John E Moon; register of deeds, J. B. Ailison; for sheriff 
Steven Hunter; coroner, J L. Lemaster; surveyor, S. J. Aldrich; county super- 
intendent, L H. Smythe; county commissioner, T. A. Dunn. 

The following central committee was elected: N. F. Leslie and L. H. 
Smythe, of Robinson; A. W. Bell, of Irving; F. M. Unkerfer, of Hamlin; H. F. 
Douthart, of Mission: J. M. Boomer, of Walnut; E. A. Gillispie, of Padonia; 
John A. Fulton, of Morrill; C. A. Hildwein, of Powhattan; J. P. Davis, John 
Schilling and J. C. Thomas of Hiawatha. 

September 27. The sixteenth annual Fair is held under the auspices of 
the Brown County Exposition Association. 

October 15. Democratic county convention. E.Harrington is elected 
chairman and A. H. Williams, secretary. Tlie following county ticket was 
nominated: Treasurer, W. S. Hall; clerk, J. W. Martin; sheriff, Eli Moser; 
coroner, A. D. Brown; surveyor, H. F. Mellenbruch; superintendent, J. L. 
Allem; county commissioner, J. M. Idol. 

The following central committee was chosen: Hiawatha, J. F. Roehm 
and Eli Moser; Robinson, J. H. Williams Washington, A. C. Adams; Irving, 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



151 



Marion Jones; Padonia, D. C. Nutting; Walnut, H. F. Mellenbruch; Mission, E. 
Harrington; Morrill, John C. McGuire; Hamlin, L. E. Harding; Powhattan, A. 
Turner. 

November 2. The contract for building the extension of the Missouri 
Pacific from Atchison to Hiawatha is let to Bagnell & Co. The contract pro- 
vides for the completion of the road by June 1, 1882. 

November 2-3 The Brown County Sunday school convention is held at 
Hiawatha. 

November 7. Geo. H. Wheeler is appointed a tire warden for Hiawatha 
vice E Jerrett. J. Covode is appointed city marshall. 



November 8. 
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December 5. J. M. Shaner is appointed first assistant marshal and D. M. 
Van Horn second assistant marshal for Hiawatha. 

December 10. S. R. and J. M. Wharton begin the publication of the 
Weekly Messenger in Hiawatha. 

December 31. Robinson has exported this year 465 cars of corn, seventy 
cars of wheat, seven cars of barley, two cars of oats, 109 cars of stock making a 
total of 665 cars of grain and stock valued at $170,000. 

1882. 
January 1. The First National bank of Hiawatha opened for business 
with a capital stock of $50,000. Among the principal incorporators are Col. E. 
Bierer, D. K. Babbitt, Johnson Beatty, E. Moser and J. C. Thomas who with 
M. S. Smalley of Galesbury, 111., and Judge S. A. Fulton of Falls City, Neb., 
constitute the directory. The officers are M. S. Smalley, president; D. K, 
Babbitt, vice president: S. A. Fulton, cashier. 



152 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY 



[1882 



January 2. E. N. Morrill proposes to the city council of Hiawatha that 
he will place. $2,000 at its disposal for the purpose of maintaining a library 
and reading room. The propositition is accepted and John Schilling, S. M. 
Pratt and R. C. Chase are appointed as trustees on the part of the city. 

January 20. The Christian church of Baker is organized by Elder F. M. 
Rains, with the following charter members: E.Harrington, John C. Staple- 
ton, Henry Smith, elders: Dr. W. B. Littreal, R. E. Bowman and Daniel 
Mallory, deacons. 

February 4. Morrill Lodge 187, I. O. O. F. incorporated. 

February 7. Township election. 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, A. A. Holmes 421 

L.S.Herbert 1 

Clerk, T. L. Brundage 417 

Jeff 1 

Treasurer, Chas. Wolf 426 

Justice, A A.Holmes 239 

E. R. Fulton 199 

E. B. Fulton 1 

Nigger Jeff 1 

L S. Herbert ....2% 

W.J.Richardson 2 

Constable, J D.Blair 400 

E.Robinson - 1 

Sam Johnson 11 

Jno. Q. A. Jeffries 1 

Mel Andrews 1 

Jacob Covod.e 407 

For Erection of Public Buildings 384 

Against Erection of Public Buildings la 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, Jno. Lorimer 

8. R. Johnson 

D. B Smith 

A. P. Curl 

Clerk, H. Winterscheidt 

Treasurer. D B.Smith 

A. P. Curl 

Justice, Isaac Miller 

David Moore 

P D. Comstock 

Constable, Frank Willis 

Fred Rohl 

For Erection Public Buildings 

Against Erection Public Buildings 



POWHA TTAN TOWNSHIP 



133 65 
131 63 



132 66 
130 



133 67 
131 67 



Trustee, J. F. Cash man 

C.F Danker 

Clerk, C. A Hildwine 

G. N. Paige 

B. F Hart 

Treasurer, James Grubb 

C Sawyer 

Justice, C. E. Leibengood 

B. F. Hart 

Jno Davidson 

G. N. Page 

Constable, Ira Plankington 

P. M Divall 

C. Church 

W. Sawyer 

G. O Humphrey 

For Erection Public Buildings .. 
Against Erection Public Building 



78 50 128 
12 16 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, S. Thompson 

W. Lambertson 

Clerk, B. ». Shintaffer 

H. Frink 

Treasurer, A. Kessler 

J ustice, J.J. Webb 

Jno. Belts . 

Jas. Hayward 

Wm. Lambertson 

D. Frink 

Constable, F. M. Steward 

Newton Anderson I 

For Erection Public Buildings I 

Against Erection Public Building 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, G I. Prewitt 74 

Clerk, R. H. Brewster 72 

J. Bowron 1 

Treasurer, A.. W.Bell 73 

J. Bowron 1 

Justice, J. M. Cannon 73 

Wm. Wilson 67 

Geo Klinefelter 5 

J. Bowron 1 

Constable, Eugene McConahay 71 

Jesse Summers 70 

J. Bowron 1 

For Erection Public Building 62 

Against Erection Public Building 3 



PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, I. P. Winslow 

A J Leibengood. 



Clerk, J S. Prewitt 126 

Treasurer, J E. Davis 127 

Justice, David Hillver 123 

I. P Winslow 79 

Constable, J S Lewis 127 

J H. Brigham 126 

For Erection of Public Building 144 

Against Erection Public Buildings 9 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Carey Finley 64 

Treasurer, A. C Adams 59 

T . B . Pearce 4 

J. Johnson 2 

Clerk. Nathaniel Kimberlin 62 

Fred Haegil 1 

A.C.Adams 1 

Justices, H. T. Bushley 62 

Theo. Shecker 60 

Constable, Frank Yewell : 55 

Geo. Phiffer 63 

Chas. Marak 5 

Benj Olesen 1 

For Erection of Public Buildings 31 

Against Erection of Public Buildings 35 



1882] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



153 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Milton Moore 87 

Clerk, F. M. Unkerfer 87 

Treasurer, Robert Gaston 87 

Justice. J. W. Smith 87 

Thos Robertson 87 

Constable, Jno Sterns 87 

Jno. Syster 86 

D. W. Simmons 1 

J. J. Burner 1 

For Erection Public Buildings 65 

Against Erection Public Building's 19 

MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, P. K. Fisher 116 

Treasurer, Thos. Fisher 116 

Clerk, B F. Elliott 115 

Justice, Thos. J. Marion 115 

N.Jones 113 

Constables, E. Aumiller 113 

Jno. Trout 116 

Jno Blanchett 2 

For Erection of Public Buildings 44 

Against Erections of Public Buildings 64 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 

Trnstee, Warren Swift 140 

Chas. Knabb 87 

Z.Williams 2 

Clerk, M D.Spencer 75 

J. A. Gilbert 148 

Treasurer, S.N, Lining 67 

Chas Hack 155 

Justice, Z. Williams 89 

H. V. Buck 98 

T, J. Payne 139 

Seely Sherman 109 

Constable, A.. Nellans 117 

N. Peck 72 

J. M Morris 140 

Jno. Smith 94 

Jno. Brig-man 6 

W. Swift 1 

Fred Zeiber 3 

For Erection of Pnblic Building's 70 

Against Erection of Public Buildings 129 



February 10. The Brown County Improved Horse Association is incor- 
porated with a capital stock of $10,000. J. P. Davis. Johnson Beatty, S. Det- 
wiler, Benj, Watkins and Jno. Wonder are the directors. 

February 14. A thirty-two page hand-book of Brown county is published 
by Burch & Bingham. 

February 16. Fire in Robinson. Loss, $50,000. 

February 27. Salem church of the Evangelical Association chartered by 
John Wonder, Ambrose Kesloe and John Maglott. 

March 2. World Printing Co., incorporated by Daniel W. Wilder, John 
B. Campbell, Cyrus B. Bowman, John P. Davis and Aaron R. May. The capi- 
tal stock consists of fifty shares of $100 each. 

March 16. The Hiawatha World appears as the successor to the Dispatch, 
Daniel W. Wilder is Editor, and John B. Campbell, Manager. 

March 18. The Morrill Christian church is organized by Elder J. W. 
Kelsey. 

April 1. I. P. Winslow. J, H. Brigham, Michael Schmitt, E. Chase and 
Peter Pfeiffer organize the Padonia Town Co. 

April 5. Hiawatha city election. 



Mayor, Gregory Amann 138 

S. M. Pratt 103 

Council men, Thos. Hayes 234 

Henry B. Wey 239 

J. P. Bause 235 

DM Reed 168 

Geo, H. Wheeler 165 



Councilmen, Geo. H. Adams 76 

A. G Speer 71 

Police Judge, L. S Herbert 234 

For Erection of Public Buildings 91 

Against Erection of Public Buildings 78 

For Seperate township 34 

Against Seperate Township 129 



April 11. James Boomer, Geo. R. T. Roberts, Col. W. S. White, Geo. Y. 
Johnson, Johnson Beaty, Samuel Detwiler, and James Robertson are elected 
directors of the Brown County Exposition. The board organizes by the elec- 
tion of J. M. Boomer, president; Col. W. 8. White, vice president; T: L. Brun- 
dage, secretary; William Shirley, tinancial secretary; John E. Moon, treasurer; 
H. B. Wey, E. Harrington and T. J Elliott, finance committee. 

April 17. The following officers for Hiawatha city are appointed: D. L. 
Burger, street commissioner; T. L. Brundage, clerk; J. E. Moon, treasurer; W. 
J, Richardson, city attorney; J. Covode, city marshal, D. M Van Hjrn, assist- 



154 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1882 

ant marshal; S. Hesselberger, P. C McGilvrey, G. H. Wheeler, Are wardens; 
Eli Allendorf, fire engineer. 

April 26. Odd Fellows Hall in Robinson is dedicated. 

May 3. Triune Lodge No. 216, A. F. & A. M., at Hiawatha, is organized 
under dispensation with W. M. Pelan as Worshipful Master; W. O. Noble, 
Senior Warden; J. W. Kaufman, Junior Warden. This lodge was chartered 
February 22, 1883, with J. W. Kaufman as Worshipful Master; W. O Noble as 
Senior Warden and A. L. Newcomb as Junior Warden. Charter was surren- 
dered December 17, 1883 The following is a list of members: W. O. Noble, 
J. W. Kaufman, W. H. Conklin, W. L. Davis, J. W. Cockrill, James Walker, 
J. K. Walker, H. C. Baker, J. H. Smith, A.L. Newcomb; F. D. Krebs, D. L. 
Burger, G. M. Blair, C. B Weimer, C. E. George, J. D. Blair, D. Rubert. 

May 14. A railroad meeting is held in the court house. John Schilling, 
E. N. Morrill, Thos. McLaughlin, W. M. Wellcome and J. F. Babbitt appointed 
as a committee to see the Missouri Pacific about locating a round house in Hia- 
watha. J. P. Davis, C D. Lawrence, John Punshon, Johnson Beatty and E. 
N. Morrill were appointed a committee to ascertain what would be required to 
bring the B. & M. to Hiawatha. 

— M. E. Foote sells his interests in the Kansas Herald to T L Brundage. 

— Willis Town Co., incorporated by A. F. Moore, H. W Johnson, J. D. Stan- 
ley, John Lorimer and C. M. Parker. 

May 20. Republican county convention. J. P. Davis is chairman and T. 
J. Hayes, secretary. The committee on credentials consisting of N. F. Leslie, 
H. Seburn. E. T Noble, I, J. Miller and Jno A, Fulton reported the following 
delegates entitled to seats in the convention. 



Hiawatha^ W. M. Wellcome, J. E. Moon, T. 
J . Hayes, J. A Holmes, H. Seburn, Benjamin 
Watkins, John Walters, Gregory Amann. 

Mission— H. F. Douthart, J. Erwin, Thomas 
Crozier 

Tyler— J. F. Brady, J. M. Boomer. 

Walnut — A. J. Anderson, David Green. 

Robinson— N. F. Leslie, P. S. Kelley, Stephen 
Quaife, M. T. Terrill, M. P. Rush. 



Irving— J, M Cannon, E. T. Noble, J. A. 
Hewitt, G. M. Wilson. 

Hamlin— Milton Moore, A. R.Smith, J. C. 
McGee, P. Pfeiffer 

Padonia— A. J. Leibengood. I. P. Winslow, 
J. S Prewitt. 

Prairie View— I. N. Seaman, I. J Miller, J. 
W. Lamme. 

Morrill— N. Mnssleman, John Fulton, J. R 
Blanchett. 

J. M. Boomer, J. M. Cannon, and I. N. Seaman were appointed a commit- 
tee on permanent organization and recommended N. F. Leslie for chairman 
and T. J. Hayes for secretary . 

W. M. Wellcome. H. F. Douthart and E. A.Hewitt were appointed a com- 
mittee on resolutions and reported the following which were adopted: 

Whereas, Our esteemed fellcw citizen, E. N. Morrill, is a candidate for congress from the 
state at large, therefore, 

Resolved, That the delegates be instructed to use all honorable means to seenre his nomin- 
ation. 

Resolved, That the delegates to the congressional convention are hereby instructed to use 
all honorable means to secure the nomination oi John A. Anderson. 

Delegates to theTopeka convention to nominate congressmen at large were 
chosen as follows: John Schilling, N. F. Leslie, J. E. Brady, J. P. Davis, John 
Fulton. 

Delegates to the congressional convention were selected as follows: I. J. 
Miller. John Walters, J. D. Blair, A. J Anderson Jacob Reasoner, H. Seburn. 



1882] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 155 

May 24. Republican congressional convention at Clay Center. J. D. 
Blair is on the committee on permanent organization. John Schilling is a 
member of the new central committee. 

May 29. Opening of the Morrill Public Library. 

June 1, The last rail on the Missouri Pacific extension from Atchison to 
Omaha is laid at Everest. The next day an excursion is run from Atchison to 
Falls City. 

June 2. The Kansas Mutual Life Association is incorporated with E. N. 
Morrill, J. P. Davis and Jno. E. Moon as directors. 

June 20. Hamlin Lodge 185, A. F & A. M , incorporated. 

June 23. Parks Cemetery Co., incorporated with H. C. Neff, J W. Procter, 
A. M. Hannah, Dennis Van Liew and W. A. Parks as trustees. 

June 23 Everest postoffice is established with Robert lies as postmaster. 

June 28. Greenback labor congressional convention at Clay Center. J. N. 
Mills is named as the Brown county member of the central committee. 

June 29. Republican congressional convention at Topeka. E N, Morrill 
is nominated for congressman at large on the third ballot. 

June 30. Mayor Morrill is tendered a public reception Speeches are 
made by Wm. R. Ely, John B. Campbell, Col. E. Bierer, Capt. John Schilling 
and J. P. Davis. 

July 4. Celebration at Hamlin. Speeches are made by John B. Campbell, 
Rev J. W. Kelsy, Rev. D. Dunham and E. N. Morrill. J. J. Minner was mar- 
shal of the day. 

— Celebration at Robinson. Speeches are made by Jno. B. Campbell, Rev. 
D. B. Campbell, N. F. Leslie, Rev. E. H. Barliff, M. D. Spencer, L H. 
Smythe. 

July 5 Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Morrill Journal issued by Wharton Bros. 

July 24. School District No. 76, Bryn Pleasant was organized by Supt. 
L H. Smythe. The first officers were J . H Braley, director; Morgan Walters, 
clerk; David Housh, treasurer. 

July 6. D. W Wilder says in the Hiawatha World: Edward P, Harris, 
the best printer in the State, will write at length for the Kansas Press History, 
his experience of twenty-six years Harris was one of the men who started 
Plymouth and Lexington in Brown county Maj . Morrill is wrong in his county 
history, in saying that those sites, "were selected by Gen. James H. Lane and 
his associates." Lane was not present. The Harris party consisted of 500 
persons, men, women and children, who crossed the river at Brownville, Neb., 
and marched through Brown and Jackson counties in August ! 57. Gen Persi- 
fer F. Smith, in command at Ft. Leavenworth, refused to consent to their 
entrance into Kansas and sent U. S troops to turn them back, but the pur- 
suers were too late. 

AugusT5. Republican county convention meets at Hiawatha to send 
delegates to the State convention. Rev. D. B. Campbell was made temporary 
chairman (beating M C.Willis by a vote of 32 to 16) and T. McLaughlin secretary. 
The following committees were appointed: Credentials, J. Stickel, T. Mc- 
Laughlin, H. Steward, C. L. Carroll, M Moore; permanent organization, A. 
Carothers, A.J. Leibengood, J. Reason, W. M. Wellcome, W P. Minton. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 



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Hiawatha— S. M. Pratt, John Walters, W. M. 
Wellcome, Ben Watkins, J. P. Davis, Thomas 
McLaughlin. G. M. Wellman, L. S. Herbert, 
Harvey Seburn, T. B. Dickason. 

Hamlin— A. R Smith, M. Moore, R. Patton, 
J . Reasoner. 

Carson— A. Carothers, C. G. Jones, A. J. 
Anderson. 

Prairie View— Jesse Holt, B. F. Pinkerton, 
S. E. Erwin. 

Morrill-A. Cottrell, Frank Robinson, L, N. 
Reid, W P. Minton 



Robinson— Rev. D. B. Campbell, P. S. Kel- 
ley, A. Terrell. H. Cheal. C. L. Carroll. 

Mission— M C. Willis, P. Trompeter, C. M. 
Parker. 

Padonia— A. J. Leibengood, Jacob Stickel, J. 
E. Davis. 

Tyler— C. H. Isley, H Steward. 

Powhattan— Timothy James, Geo. Shaffer. 

Kickapoo— Henry Schreck, W. D. Rife. 

Washington— Henry Eyer, Geo. Anderson. 

Irving— J. M. Cannon, G I. Prewitt, R. H. 
Brewster, A. W. Bell. 



A red hot tight between the St. John and the Thatcher forces for governor 
was developed. The vote for delegates was as follows: St. John delegates, R. 
C. Chase, 32; T J. Elliott, 33; J. M. Cannon, 32; J. M. Boomer, 31; P. S. Kel- 
ley, 32. Thatcher delegates: M. C. Willis, 17; G. M. Wellman, 17; S. M. Pratt, 
14; Steven Hunter, 17; John Walters, 17. 

M. C. Willis offered the following resolution which was adopted: 

Resolved, That the delegates of this county to the State convention are hereby instructed to 
work for and urge the adoption of a prohibitory plank in the State Republican platform. 

Dr. Patton offered the following resolutions which were adopted. 

We, the Republicans of Brown county in convention assembled adopt the following resolu- 
tions as the sense of this convention. 

Resolved, First, that we point with pride to the achievements of the Republican party in 
the past and confidently look forward to its still greater accomplishment of good in the fu- 
ture, believing that in the future, as in the past, it will prove equal to any emergency. 

Second. That we heartily endorse the administration of Chester A. Arthur, President of 
the United States and John P. St. John, Governor of Kansas, and pledge them our hearty sup- 
port. 

Third. That we believe it to be the dut3' of all officers in this State whether of high or low, 
degree, to aid in the enforcement of the prohibitory law, and to exercise as much zeal in that 
respect as they would in the enforcement of any other criminal statute. 

Fourth. That the people of Kansas, having engrafted into her State Constitution the prin- 
ciples of prohibition, we are opposed to any and everything tending to prevent the enforcement 
of the principles contained therein, 

Fifth That we are in favor of the re-nomination of John P. St. John for Governor of Kan- 
sas, and our delegates are hereby instructed to cast their entire vote for him in State conven- 
tion. 

August 7. Normal Institute opens with Prof. J. P. Harris as conductor, 
Prof. A S. Olin and Miss R. D. Kiner as assistants. 

August 9. Republican state tonvention renominates St. John. R. C. 
Chase is on the resolution committee. 

August 10 Robinson Lodge 98, I. O O. F., incorporated. 

August 12 Democratic mass convention to elect delegates to the State 
convention E. Harrington was chosen chairman and C. D. Baker secretary. 
The following delegates were elected: E. Harrington, W. S. Hall, Henry Isely, 
G. Y. Johnson, H J. Gillespie. 

A new central committee was chosen as follows: Hiawatha, H. B. Wey, 
Albert Lawrence; Mission, C. D Baker; Robinson, Dan Williams: Washington, 
Theo. Schecker; Powhattan, Albert Turner; Walnut, Fred Isely; Hamlin, Jno. 
Hillman; Morrill, Joseph Fox; Padonia, E R. Cornelison; Irving, J. A. Jeffries. 
II. B. Wey was chosen as chairman of the committee and Albert Lawrence, 
secretary. 

August 20 Rev. F. G. Strange preaches a sermon reviewing the history 
gf the First Presbyterian church of Hiawatha. It is published in pamphlet 



1882| ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 157 

form. He says: "One hundred and sixty-three persons have united with this 
church, sixty-one males and one hundred and two females; twenty-nine have 
been dismissed to other churches; twelve have died; four, who have removed 
without asking for certificates, have had their names placed upon a reserved 
roll; and one has been expelled. We have therefore at present; a membership 
of one hundred and seventeen, seventy-two females and forty-five males." 

August 23 The Morrill Journal starts a boom for Capt. T. J. Elliott for 
the legislature. 

August 30. Democratic State convention at Emporia. E. Harrington is 
a member of the committee on order of business. 

September 4. F. L. Payne is appointed marshal of Hiawatha 

Septembeu5. The Morrill Normal college building is dedicated. Speeches 
are made by E. N. Morrill, Elder Kelsey, J. B. Campbell, Rev. S. H Bashor 
and Prof. Conklin. 

September 6. Diamond Lodge No. 5(5, K. of P. is organized at Hiawatha 
by Grand Chancellor D. J. Holland assisted by visiting brothers from Atchison. 
The charter members of the new lodge are F. D. Krebs, P. C : J. K. Kline- 
felter, C. C. ; John E. Moon, V. C ; S. R. Wharton, K. R. & S; W. M Wellcome, 
M. F.; T. McLaughlin, M. E ; L. H. Smyth, M. A ; Wm. R. Ely, G. H. 
Wheeler, J Schilling, J. D. Blair, B. F. Baldwin, W. O. Noble, W. M. 
Wood, Robt. A. Hickox, J. P. Davis, C. W. Wellcome, A. E. Bates, E. N. Mor- 
rill, J. C Gordon, N. F. Leslie, W. B. Kingsley, Wm. Pierce, Geo J. Piel- 
stick, H. D. Clayton, H. G Miller, S. C Davis. 

September 9. Republican convention for 50th representative district at 
the court house. B. F. Killey is chairman and C. H. Lawrence secretary. 

The following committees were appointed: 

Credentials, F. W. Rohl, F. M. Campbell and Jno. Walters. 

Resolutions, I. N. Smith, C. H. Lawrence and 1. N. Seaman. 

Permanent organization, T. Jones, Ed Hoye and W. M. Wellcome. 

Committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to seats 
in the convention: T. G. Wagstaff, Ben Watkins, Ben Sprague, Jno. Frazer, 
A. McQuilkin, W. M. Wellcome, B. F. Killey. Thos. M. Campbell, Jno. Walters, 
L. S Herbert, I. N. Smith, Ed Hoye, C. H. Lawrence, J. M. Bell, J.J. Figley, 
F. W. Rohl. Isaac Miller, I. N. Seaman, W. M. Nellans, Jno Lorimer, George 
Cushine, W. R. Bartley, C. E. Leibengood, Timothy Jones, J. W. Duvall, 

Capt Schilling received twenty-one votes and W. S. Brown two, for mem- 
ber of the legislature. 

Resolutions were adopted as follows: 

Resolved, That we heartily endorse the principles of the Republican party and pledge our- 
selves anew to labor earnestly for success. 

Resolved, That we earnestly request our candidate for the legislature to do all in his power 
to secure such just and reasonable legislation as shall protect our people from the exorbitant 
charges and unjust discriminations made by the railroad companies. 

Resolved, That we heartily endorse Hon. P. B. Plumb for re-election to the Senate of the 
United States and request our candidate for the legislature to use all honorable means to secure 
his electioti. 

September 9. Republican convention for the 51st representative district 
meets at Hamlin. W. E. Moore is elected chairman, and J. B. Mitchell secre- 
tary. The following delegates were present: 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1882 



Morrill— W. C. Cecil, John Fulton, T. J. 
Marion, J P. Smith. 

Carson— Wm. Boomer, J. B. Murray, G. B. 
Okeson. 

Tylers— C. H. Isley. A. A. Frink 

Irving'— J. A. Hewitt. R. H. Brewster, G. W. 
Bowron. G. W. Lindley. 



Padonia — J. E. Davis. J. H. Bing-ham, Levi 
Anderson. 

Hamlin— E. Berkley, W. E. Moore, B. F. 
Moore, E. C. Blanchard. 

Robinson— P. S Kelley, Rev. D. B. Camp- 
bell, L. C Parker, H. H. Hickman, J. B. 
Mitchell. 

J. T. Brady, N. F. Leslie, J. M.Cannon and J. S. Tyler were placed in 
nomination for representative. The first four ballots resulted: Brady, 10; 
Leslie, 9: Cannon, 4; Tyler, 2. A dead lock followed and the convention ad- 
journed sine die. 

September 11. Willis postoffice is established witli John Goodwin as 
postmaster. 

September 16. Republican county convention. E N. Kuapp was made 
temporary chairman and appointed the following committees: 

Credentials, E Hoye, Isaac Diliey, Gregory Amann, W. F. Lambertson, 
W. M. Wellcome. 

Permanent organization, Henry Graves, N. F. Leslie, A Stiles. 

Committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to seats 
in the convention: 



Robinson— N. F. Leslie, T. J Payne. John 
Bengston, T. J Jenkins, S. Quaife. 

Mission Center, H. F. Yaw, Peter Trompeter. 
J. M. Bell. 

Tyler— J. C McCoy, W. V. Lambertson. 

Morrill— J. A. Fulton, W. C. Cecil, L. N. 
Reid, S. J. Miner. 

Hamlin— A. Stiles, G. R. T. Roberts, M. 
Moore, H. J. Weltmer. 

Prairie View— F. F. Miles. M. J . Perrine, W. 
M. Nellans. 

Kickapoo— W. D. Rife. C. A. Hildwein. 



Padonia— D. B. Anderson, Isaac Diliey, John 
Leibeng-ood. 

Powhattan— L. O. Church, G. Shaffera. 

Irving-— G. A. Hunter, G. I. Prewitt, C, C. 
Gregg-, D. Copeland. 

Walnut— A. B. Walters, A. J. Anderson, S. 
Thompson. 

Washington— J. K. Dickinson, W. F. Streeter. 

Hiawatha— E. Hoye, Henry Graves, Greg-ory 
Amann, E. N. Knapp, Robert Shannon, H. E. 
Penny, Simeon Wilkinson, W. M. Wellcome, 
J. Sherrett, Geo. M. Blair, Benj Watkins, W. 
R. Ely. 

The committee on permanent organization reported on J. M. Bell for 
chairman and J. W. Leibeugood for secretary. 

L. H. Smyth, for county superintendent, Samuel Wilson for clerk of the 
court, T. B. Dickason. for probate judge, were nominated by acclamation. For 
county attorney the first ballot resulted T. J. Hayes, 23; James Falloon, 5; A. 
R, May, 14; A.G. Speer, 8 Second ballot, Hayes, 24; Falloon, 2; May, 17;Speer, 8. 
Third ballot. Hayes, 27; Falloon, 2; May, 17; Speer, 4. 

The following central committee was appointed: Hiawatha, Thos. Mc- 
Laughlin, J. Schilling, E. N. Knapp; Robinson, P. Kelley, N. F. Leslie; Wash- 
ington, S. E. Brown; Irving, G. I. Prewitt; Mission, M. J. Perrine; Powhattan, 
C. A. Hildwein; Padonia, L. C. Anderson; Hamlin, Henry Stafford; Morrill, W. 
C. Cecil; Walnut, A. J. Anderson. 

September 19. Seventeenth annual fair. 

September 21 The pioneers of Brown county organize the Brown County 
Pioneers Association in the Floral hall at the Fair. The meeting was called 
by Rev. W. H. Honnell. Hon. E. N. Morrill was elected president, A. G. 
Speer secretary, and Gregory Amann treasurer, to serve one year. It was re- 
solved to elect one vice president from each township, which was done as fol- 



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159 



lows: Irving, C. C.Dunn; Padonia, Tlios. Brigham; Hamlin, Peter Pfeiffer; 
Morrill, Jonathan Scott; Walnut, J.S. Tyler; Hiawatha, I. B. Hoover; Robin- 
son, Jno. A. Dowell; Washington, A. B. Anderson; Mission, W. H. Honnell; 
Powhattan, Charles Smith. 

E. N. Morrill, G. Amann, I. B. Hoover, Thurston Chase and Peter Pfeiffer, 
were elected as the committee of arrangement. It was unanimously decided 
to limit the membership to those making actual settlement in the territory 
prior to its admission as a state, and who are residents of the county at the 
time of becoming members. It was decided to hold the first annual Reunion 
in Hiawatha about the middle of June, '83. The vice presidents were instruct- 
ed to furnish the secretary with the names of every pioneer in their respective 
townships as soon as practicable. The meeting then adjourned. 

Octobkr 5. Baker postofflce is established with W. M. Nellans as post- 
master. 

—Reserve postofflce is established with Josiah Bean as postmaster. 

-John Byland of Powhattan is murdered by John Yordie. 

— Hiawatha Post No. 130 G. A. R. is organized with the following roll: 

A. A. Holmes, Sargt. B 73, 111. Inf., Post Commander. 

M. C. Neff, Sergt. D 51, 111. Inf, Senior Vice Commander. 

T. J Elliott, Capt. F, 11 Pa. Cav., Junior Vice Commander. 

J. V. McNamar, Corp'l. A, 14 Ind. Inf.. Quartermaster. 

W. S. Brown, 1st Sergt. A, 18 Ohio, Chaplain 

Wm. Pierce, Sergt. K, 19 Wis. Inf., Officer of the Day. 

E. Chase, Sergt. G, 84 111. Inf., Officer of the Guard. 

J. Covode, D, 4 Pa., Cav., Surgeon. 

8. W. Aldrich, Corp'l. A, 1 R. I., L. A., Adjutant. 

J. L. Merrill, B, 14 Pa. Cav., Sargeant Major. 



M. W.Bell, B, 19 Kan. Cav. 
E. Bierer, Col. 171 Pa. Inf . 
M. C. Bassett, 16 Conn. 
Thurston Chase, H, 13 Kan. Inf. 

E. L. Chamberlin, D, 3 N. Y. Cav. 
Wm Clement, H, 36 Wis. Inf. 
Dennis Cronin, A, 13 Kan. Inf. 

R. C. Chase, Corp'l, D, 3 N. Y. Cav. 
Chas, Chandler, Sergt, A, 6 Iowa Inf. 

F. DeWitt, B, 153 Ind. 

Wm Ellingsworth, B, 12 Mo Cav. 

A. C. Foster, C, 7 Kan. Cav. 

B. S Foster, Corp'l. C, 7 Kan Cav. 
M. E. Foote, B, 11 Kan. Inf. 

A. C. Fitch, E, 13 111. Inf. 

J. H. Fraser, Q. M., I, 127 111. Inf. 

R. G. Griffin, D, 8 Kan. Inf. 



David Hillyer, B, 75 111. Inf. 
R. A. Hickox, E, 5 Wis. Inf. 
J. K. Klinefelter, Lieut., Adgt. 4 Ark. 

Inf. 
E. Linthicum, G, 11 Mo. Cav. 
Isaac Lease, H, 14 Ind. Inf. 
E. N. Morrill, Sergt., C, 7 Kan., Cav. 
H. H. Mathews, D, 27 Mo. Inf. 
J. H Moyer, G, 148 Pa Inf. 
G. W Mathews, Sergt. E, 36 111., Inf. 
A. G. Speer, Hosp. Steward, A, 7 Kan. 

Cav. 
D. M. Van Horn, C, 22 Iowa Inf. 
H. M. Waller, Lieut., D, 12 Wis. Inf. 
L. T. White, Lieut., 12 Wis. Inf. 
Jarard Wansey, D, 45 111. Inf. 
Jno. B. Wansey, D, 45 111. Inf. 
Wm. H. Wilcox, H, la., Inf. 



E. Harrington, L, 1 Wis. H. Art. 

October 9. Republican convention at Hamlin to nominate a representa- 
tive for the flfty-tirst district. J. A. Hewitt was elected chairman and J. B. 
Mitchell, secretary. A committee on credentials was appointed consisting of 
N. Hanson, J. W. Leibengood, D. W. Simmon. D B. Campbell, Jacob Lichty, 
which reported the following delegates entitled to seats in the convention: 



160 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1882 



Rabinson— P. S. Kelley, D. B. Campbell, J. 
B. Mitchell, H. H. Hickman, J. L. Lemaster. 

Irving'— E. T. Noble, Georg-e Hunter, I. N. 
Guinn, J. A. Hewitt. 

Padonia— J. Stickel, J. A. Worley, J. W. 
Leibengood. 



Hamlin— E. Berkley, D. W. Simmons, B. F. 
Moore, E. C. Blanchard. 

Morrill— J. Lichty, W. P. Miuton, J. F. 
Kimmell, L, N. Reid. 

Walnut— W. F. Lambertson, J. A. Bruce, N. 
Hanson, C. Evans, J. C. McCoy. 



E. T. Noble, E. Berkley and P. S. Kelley were appointed a committee on 
permanent organization and reported on making the temporary organization 
permanent. 

P. S. Kelley of Robinson; E T. Noble, of Irving; T. C Mathews, of Ham- 
lin; John E. Davis, of Padonia; C. Evans, of Walnut; A. Cottrell, of Morrill, 
were elected a district committee. 

For representative, the first ballot resulted, N, B\ Leslie, 9; J. M. Cannon, 
4; T. J. Elliott, 10; J. S. Tyler, 2. Second ballot, Leslie, 13; Cannon, 1; Elliott, 
8; Tyler, 3. 

October 12 Democratic county convention. H B Wey, chairman of 
the county committee called the convention to order. On motion, a committee 
on credentials was appointed as follows: Eli Moser, D. C. Nutting, J. E. 
Harding, E. Harrington and Wm Brockhoff. 

Committee on permanent organization, W. 8. Hall, R M. Stewart, Z. 
Brown, J. K. McGinnis and H. F. Mellenbruch. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates: J.K. 
McGinnis, E. Harrington, H. B. Walters,' W. S. Hulse,)E Bierer, T. J. Gibson, 
Eli Moser, Eli Davis, J. A. Jeffries, M. V.^Christy, O O. Jordan, J. W. Martin, 
R. N. Fanning, W. M. Gilmore, H. F. VIellenbruch, Wm Brockhoff, John 
Hillman, S. E. Harding, H. G. Gillespie, R. M. Stewart, D. C. Nutting, G. 
Joss, J. A. Trees. 

The committee on organization reported in favor of E Harringtjn for 
chairman and D. C. Nutting, secretary adopted. 

On motion J. K. McGinnis was elected vice president 

The delegates from Mission township appointed the following delegates 
from Mission precinct; Chas. Baker, Daniel Clapp, and Geo E Clayton. 

S. Wilson was nominated for clerk of the district court by acclamation. 

T. B Dickason was nominated for probate judge by acclamation. 

For county superintendant Lucien H. Smyth and H. G. Williams, of Rob- 
inson, were placed in nomination, and Mr, Williams was nominated. 

For county attorney, E. Bierer, received sixteen votes and B, F. Killey, 
twelve. 

October 18. The Morrill Journal published its own obituary. 

October 21. Capt. Ira J. Lacock presents the Morrill Public Library 108 
volumes of the Congressional Globe and Record, being a complete file from 1861. 

October — . J. M. Bell declines the Republican nomination for com- 
missioner and Geo. Mell is substituted by the county central committee. 

November 1. Baptist convention at Atchison, M. S. Smalley is a mem- 
ber of the Home and State Missions Board. 

November 7. The Prairie View Musical Association is incorporated with 
G. B. Lamme, Alexander Robertson, O. B. Curl, H. C Neff, P. R. Harman, 
Martha Hannah and Anna K. Lamme as directors. 



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Henry Iselv, D 


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November 12. The Christian church at Morrill is dedicated. Elder J. H. 
Garrison of St. Louis officiating. The building is 32 x 50, and cost $2,600. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1883 



1883. 

Januaky 3. Temperance meeting at the Baptist church in Hiawatha. 
A. Carothers is chairman and B.C. Chase is secretary. E. N. Morrill, Rev. 
W. H. Underwood, J. P. Davis, J. B. Bichardson and C. H. Isely were ap- 
pointed a committee on resolutions and reported the following which were 
adopted: 

Resolved, First. That we, citizens of Brown county, recognizing- the great evil of intem- 
perance both morally and economically pledge ourselves anew to more earnest work for temper- 
ance and reform. 

Second. That we believe heartily in the idea of constitutional prohibition and will labor 
to secure its realization. 

Third. That we believe that the constitutional amendment prohibiting the traffic of intoxi- 
cating liquors save for excepted purposes, was fairly adopted and that since its adopting, no 
exegency has arisen justifying its re-submission to the people. 

Fourth. That we are in favor of such changes in the existing law as are necessary to carry 
out more fully the provisions of the constitutional amendment. 

Fifth. 1 hat we believe that political parties have not been and cannot be organized and 
perpetuated on any one-idea basis, therefore we believe that the enactment and enforcement of 
the requisite temperance legislation must be secured within the lines of political parties as for 
the time constituted. 

Sixth That we believe in organized work and would recommend county and township or- 
ganizations requisite to the creation and maintainance of a sound and effective temperance 
sentiment. 

Bobert Patton, J. D. Blair, J. P. Davis, C H Isley, John Schilling, Bev. 
W. H. Underwood, Bev. F. G. Strange, J. M. Cannon, A. Carothers, Dr. James 
Bussing and J. M. Sewell were elected as delegates to the state temperance 
convention at Topeka. On motion it was decided that the five first named 
should constitute a committee on county organization. 

January 16. D. W Wilder is elected a director of the State Historical 
Society. 

January 24. Meeting of the Brown county temperance convention. Bev. 
J. H. Underwood reported on the work done at the State convention. In ac- 
cordance with the plan there recommended, an organization was perfected to 
be known as the Brown County Temperance Union, auxiliary to the State 
Temperance Union.- Officers were elected as follows: President, A. Carothers; 
secretary, R. C. Chase; treasurer, J. C. Thomas; executive committee, Bev. W. 
H. Underwood, Bev. F. G. Strange, A. Carothers, J. P. Davis, J B. Camp- 
bell. The action of the State executive committee in appointing Bev. Under- 
wood county organizer was unanimously endorsed. 

January 25. Albert G. Speer is appointed census taker for Hiawatha. 
On the same day he reports the population to be 2099 and the mayor and council 
petition Governor Glick to declare Hiawatha a city of the second class. 

January 29. Governor Glick issues his proclamation delaring Hiawatha 
a city of the Second class. 

February 6 Township election. 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, R.H Brewster 33 

Clerk, G. I Prewitt 34 

Treasurer, A. W. Bell 31 

Justice, J C Dickison 27 

C. M. Lee 8 

Constable, G W. Lindley . .. 31 

C C. Grubb '..... 33 

PhilGribling 1 



PADON1A TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, A. J. Leibengood. 

I R Winslow 

Clerk, R. W Cornelison .. .. 
Treasurer, H. J Gillispie . 
Constable, Geo I. Dillman 

J. S. Lewis 



1883] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



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Clerk. M. G. Ham 

Henry Winterscheidt 

Treasurer, A. P. Curl 


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70 
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Godlib Shober 

W. Stapleton 


146 

147 

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POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP 



Trustee, A Martin 

B. F. Hart 

Clerk, Geo Paige 

C. A Hildwine 

Treasurer, A. N. Cunning-ham. 

James Grubb 

Justice. W. D. F razey 

T. James 

Constable, Wm. Sawyer 

Wm. Gentry 

E J. Woodman 

A. Peterson 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP 



Trustee, Jno Feichter 
M. V. Christy... 

Clerk, W Swift 

J. A. Gilbert .... 
J. L> Glenn 






Treasurer, W. Williams 2 

Chas. Hack 144 

E. C. Brown 80 

Justice, H. Crounse 113 

J. W Martin Ill 

B P, Slater 1 

Constable, J. M. Morris -.107 

Chas. Payne 104 

J. Meake 1 

F Zeiber 12 

D. Howell 1 

A. Nellans '.... 95 

D.Glenn 1 

W S Martin 99 

Jno. Bridman 7 

W. Swift 1 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, C. M. Berkley 107 

Jas Reasouer 43 

C. M. Harding' 1 

Clerk. Henry Stafford 151 

Treasurer, Beamtjard.. 150 

Milton Moore 1 

Justice, J. D. Hinton 125 

F. M. Unkefer 22 

Constable, L. E. Harding 143 

Jno Svster 145 

C. W. Pause 1 

Jno. Sterns 3 

R P Smith 1 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, S Thompson . 

H F. Mellenbruch 
Clerk, B v Shintaffer. 

Jno. Belts 

Treasurer, A. Kesler... 

Geo. Warner 

Justice, F. M. Stewart. 

Newton Anderson .. 
Constable. Geo Robbing 

Jno. Gaston 





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HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. B. F. Partch 62 

A Zimmers 52 

Clerk, L S.Herbert I 

S. Detwiler .... 108 

Geo. North 1 

Treasurer, Wm Heimlich 1 

John Walters 97 

Justice. G M Wellman 109 

W S. Brown 110 

Constable, G, T. Woodmansee 93 

J V Rollins 89 

Samuel Portner 14 

Wm. Heimlich ... 18 

Frank Walters 2 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, C B. Weaver 

Jas. H Coe 

Treasurer, H L. Clevenger 

A C Adams 

Clerk, A J. Ash 

Jno. Lyons 

Constable, Geo. Bell 

I. E. Brown 

G. A. Phiffer 

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February 8-9. Farmers Institute, J. M. Boomer presiding. 

February 9. John Yordi is found guilty of murder in the first degree and 
sentenced to be hanged. This was the first conviction of the kind ever had in 
Brown county. 

February 13. R. C. Jones is appointed city attorney of Hiawatha to suc- 
ceed W. J. Richardson resigned. 

February 15. A. A. Holmes is appointed city assessor for Hiawatha. 

February 16. All that portion of school district No. 4, outside of the city 
of Hiawatha is attached to the city for school purposes. 

February 22. The World figures out that the average rainful for Hia- 
watha for forty six years has been thirty-seven inches. 



164 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1883 

March 5. The state is redistricted for congressional districts. Brown, 
Nemaha, Doniphan, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Atchison and Leaven- 
worth constitute the first district. 

March 22 The Kansas M. E Conference meets at Hiawatha, Bishop W. 
L. Harris, D. D. L.L D., presiding. The Meeting lasts five days. 

March 23. Temperance meeting at Hiawatha Rev. J. W. Kelsey is 
chairman and J. P. Davis, secretary. Speeches are made by M. V. B. Bennett, 
of Columbus and Rev. A.. B. Campbell, President State Temperance Union. 
Two hundred dollars was raised for the good of the cause. 

March 27. Hiawatha City convention. The delegates were Samuel Bierer, 
J. C. Thomas, D. A. Ward, John Schilling, N. B. Moore from the First ward; 
I. N Smith, J. N Davis, W. O. Noble, Isaac Leas, Thos. J. Hayes from the 
Second ward; L. H. Smyth, 8. Hunter, T. Stevens, W. M. Shirley, J H. Wal- 
ton from Third ward; A. C. Fitch, John Punshon, 1 N. Speer, J. P. Bause and 
Peter Tobie from Fourth ward. 

John Punshon was elected chairman and L. H. Smyth secretary. 

Gregory Amann for mayor, Jno. E. Moon for treasurer, Chas. H. Janes for 
treasurer Board of Education, Samuel Johnson and A. C. Foster for constable 
were nominated by acclamation. 

For city attorney R. C. Jones received fifteen votes, S F. Newlon, four. 

For police judge, L S. Herbert received 11 votes, A. A. Holmes, 6; John 
Cole, 3. 

A central committee was appointed consisting of J. C. Thomas from the 
First ward, W. O. Noble from the Second, Wra. Shirley from Third, and John 
Punshon from the Fourth. 

March 28. Rev. W. H. Honnell writes to D W. Wilder: "The old 
Lodiana Presbyterian church had its organization as the third church of that 
denomination in May, 1857, in sight of the two new railway stations of Everest 
and Willis. The later in whii h I had the honor of preaching the first sermon 
will soon have a new elegant church building, erected by the former Kennekuk 
church, the successor of the Lodiana church, thus moving back after twenty- 
five to a point only four miles of its original place from which I set out as a 
first commissioner of a Kansas Presbytery to the genereral assembly in May, 
1857. 



1833] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



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April 3. Hiawatha City election 


















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S. A. Fulton 

CD. Lawrence. 
John Sherret 
J. W. Pottenger 
W. M. Wellcome 
Jas. G.Robertson 


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City Attorney. 

R. C. Jones 


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Treasurer. 


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April 5. Willis has a band. The members are Mr. Small, leader, Ed. 
Zimmerman, George Parker, Wiley Parker, Frank Parker, Ole Torson, Gilbert 
Torson, Denny Burns, J. F Kinder, Frank Gregg, Wm. Gift and L M King. 

April 6 Hiawatha Post G. A. R. incorporated. The directors are W. S. 
Brown, J Schilling, W. L. Dillingham, G. T. Woodmansee, A. G. Speer, T. J. 
Elliott, J. H. Fraser 

April — . Roberts sells his interest in the Herald to T. L. Brundage. 

April 9. James M. Boomer, G. Y. Johnson, George R. T Roberts. James 
G.Robertson, W. S. White, W. S.Hall, Samuel Detwiler, re-elected directors 
of the Brown County Exposition Association. They organize by election of 
James M. Boomer, president; W. 8. White, vice president, T. L Brundage, 
secretary; W. M. Shirley, financial secretary; John E. Moon, treasurer; C. H. 
Lawrence, marshal; W. M. Shirley, superintendent of grounds, H. B. Wey, 
Albert Lawrence and J. P. Davis finance committee. 

—The following officers are selected for Hiawatha: F. L Payne, marshal; 
D. M. Van Horn, assistant; Eli Allendorf, chief tire department: S. C. Hall, 
Eli Allendorf and J. Cavode, fire wardens. 

April 11. Ex-Judge Nathan Price dies at Troy. 

D. L. Alley issues the Robinson News 7x9 with a chance to 



April 12 
grow. 



April 16. T. L. Brundage is appointed city clerk for Hiawatha City. 

April 20. Robinson United Brethren church incorporated by J. A. Hicks, 
Samuel Snyder, J. H. Thuma, J. A. Glenn and A. F. Smith. 

April 25 Death of Ira H. Smith at Topeka, He was prominent in early 
days in Brown county. 

May 3 '-The old stone church at Kennekuk has been sold for $450. The 
cash subscriptions for a new church at Willis amounts to $2,000. The building 
committee is J. D. Stanley, W. H. Honnell, EI. W. Johnson, T. W. Stanley."— 
World. 

May 10 Robinson has a band. The members are Jere Jordan, Jas. Bol- 



166 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1883 

linger, H. H. Williams, J. M Morris, E. J. Terrell, Wm. Conn, J. L. Leamas- 
ter, J. B. Mitchell, Joseph Rush, Henry Jordon, L. B. Hall, M. P. Rush, John 
Payne, Wm. Hickman. 

May 9. Everest Post of the G. A. R. is instituted with the following 
membership: 

Thos. C. Honnell, Co. C. 50 Ohio, Commander. 

T. B. Pierce, Co. H, 10 Ind., S. V. Commander. 

David Moore, Co. A, 1st Maine, J. V. Commander. 

W. H. Honnell, 11th Ky. Cav , Chaplain. 

W. G. Meredith, Co. I, 13th Kans., Surgeon. 

A. J. Ash, Co. G, 40th, O., O. D. 

C B. Weaver, Co. I 117 Ind , Adjt. 

John Stansburger, Co. K 51st O , Q M. 

Geo. F. Voeth, Co. C, 50th 111.. O. G. 

D. E Farage,Co. D, 17th 111., L. M. 

D. M. Williams, Cj. C. 9th Iowa, Q.MS 
Thos. Blacketar, Co. A, 1st Mo. Cav. F. O'Leary, Co. D 130th Ind. Inf. 
L. C. Campbell, Co. I 61 111. Inf. G. W. Root, Co. F 15th Kans. Cav. 

James Logan, Co. K 101 Ind. Inf. T. W. Sands, Co. C 36th Wis. Inf. 

Wm. MtGreggor, Co. B 8th N Y. Art. Thos. Tuley, Co. K, 20th O. Inf. 
Geo. A. McNeil, Co. I 1st Pa. L. A. 

May 15. G. H. Wheeler is appointed city marshal for Hiawatha, vice F. 
L. Payne removed. 

—The 12th annual session of the K. P. Grand Lodge meets at Emporia. F. 
D. Krebs represented the Hiawatha Lodge. 

May' 22. E. N. Morrill chosen president of the State Fair Association. 

May 24. Death of Samuel Stnouse. 

May 27. Roys Creek M. E. church is dedicated. 

May 27. The Hiawatha G. A. R. Armory is dedicated. Speeches are 
made by Rev. Geo. E. Dew, Rev. J. F. Howard, Rev. W. H. Underwood, Rev. 
J. B. Richardson, and R^y. Duncan Brown of Highland. 

May 28. A meeting of the Missouri Pacific R. R , officials and citizens of 
Hiawatha is held to considei' the question of a water supply. D. W. Wilder 
was chairman and E. N. Knapp secretary. E. N. Morrill, E N. Knapp, H. B. 
Wey. I. N. Speer and T. McLaughlin are appointed a committee to look after 
the matter. 

May 30 Hiawatha Post, 130, G. A. R. observes Memorial Day. E. Har- 
rington was chief marshal and J. T. Grimes and Geo. T. Woodmansee assist- 
ants. Four hundred veterans were in line in the parade. Old Jim, aged 28, the 
horse which carried John W. Minnick of Co. G, 2nd Neb. Cavalry through the 
war was in the parade. 

Junk 1. Joint School District No. 1, B. & D. is organized by Supt. L H. 
Smyth. 

June 4. D. L. Burger is appointed street commissioner for Hiawatha. 
The appointment is revoked August 6th Burger having neglected to give bond. 

June 11. Ja(ob G. Schilling leaves for West Point. He is the first rep- 
resentative from Brown county in the Military Academy. 

June 14. Rev. W. H Honnell contributes an article to the World on 
John Brown's "Battle of the Spurs." 



1883| ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 167 

June 14. "A large colony of Dunkards is about to settle in Northern 
Kansas. They are about to build three churches in Brown county near Sa- 
betha and Morrill. — Kansas City Journal. 

June 16. A Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pythias is organized with 
the following officers and members: F. D. Krebs, Commander; L. H. Smyth, 
Lieut. Commander; John E. Moon, Herald; W. M. Wellcome, treasurer; F. H. 
Flummer, Recorder; G N. Gish, Guard; W. B. Kingsley, sentinel; C. B. Bow- 
man, A. Q. Bates, J. D. Blair, R F. Buckles, H, C. Bossart, T. L Brundage, 
B. F. Baldwin, H. D. Clayton, E. C. Deunett, A. H. Hulse, M. Hesselberger, 
W. D. Lewis, T. McLaughlin, S. F. Newlon, W. O. Noble, A. M. Shannon, 
John Schilling, G. H. Wheeler, Charles Wolf. C. W. Wellcome, S. R. Wharton. 

June 16. Flood sweeps Brown county, Nothing like it recorded in the 
history of the county. Much damage is done to crops, buildings and stock. 

June 20. Old settlers meeting at Hiawatha. The attendance was small 
not more than thirty being present. B. F. Killey was elected president and 
D. W. Wilder secretary for the ensuing year. Vice presidents were elected as 
follows: Mission, Owen Jones; Hiawatha, John Schilling; Washington, M. S. 
Streeter; Padonia, I. P. Winslow; Robinson, Frederick Lyman; Walnut, J. W. 
Belts; Irving, M. D. Noble; Powhattan, W. W, Lynn; Hamlin, R. P. Smith; 
Morrill, Jonathan Scott. It was decided to have a basket dinner, October 3. 

July 4. Celebration at Hiawatha under the auspices of the G. A. R. 
Noble Prentis is the orator of the day. 

July 14. Hon. E M. Hubbard who came to Brown county in 1856 as a 
missionary to the Kickapoo Indians, dies at Highland. 

July 19. Old Settlers reunion and farmers festival at Willis. G. Y. 
Johnson was president of the day. Speeches were made by J. B.Campbell, 
Samuel Wilson and Rev. R, S. Finley. Many old settlers were present. 

July 20. The Knights of Pythias hold a picnic in the court house grove. 
The St Joe and Atchison lodges attend. Capt. John Schilling delivers the ad- 
dress of welcome. 

August 4. The colored citizens celebrate Emancipation Day at Hiawatha. 
Rev. Walton was chairman and speeches were made by E. N. Morrill, John 
Schilling, John B. Campbell and Samuel Wilson. 

August 4. The commission receive petitions asking for the location of a 
county poor farm and decide to submit the question to the voters at the annual 
election. 

August 6 . The seventh annual County Normal Institute opens with Prof. 
Jas. A. Royce as conductor and A. S. Olin and Miss R D Kiner as assistants. 
-Warren Swift is appointed trusteee of Robinson township vice John 
Feichter, resigned. ,. : 

August 8. Baker Christian church incorporated with W. B. Littreal, 
Eldred Harrington, Henry Smith, Daniel Rork and James W. Stapleton as 
trustees. 

SEPTEMrsER5. Vol. 1, No 1, of the Kansas Democrat appears. Geo, T. 
Williams is editor and Ewing Herbert, devil. 

September 15. Republican county convention. Noah Hanson was chosen 
temporary chairman, and L. H. Smyth temporary secretary. The following 
committees were appointed: Credentials, J. M. Cannon, J. N. Anderson, J. P. 



168 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1883 



Davis. Permanent organization. J. C. Thomas, John Fulton, P S. Kelley, L 
N. Seaman, George Mell. Order of Business, John Schilling, A. D. Lynch, E. 
T. Noble, John Walters, J. II. Rains 

The committee on credentials reported the following persons entitled to 
seats in the convention: 



Willis— L,. K. Chase. J. J. Fig-ley, I. N. Sea- 
man, J. H. Hines, H. Baxter. 

Baker — George Mell, W. M. Nellans, George 
Cushnie. 

Kickapoo— C. E. Leibengood, W. D. Rife. 

Powhattan — W. D, Frazey, A. D. Lynch. 

Hiawatha-J. C. Thomas, C W. Wellcome, 
T. H. Cake, William Fraser, J. P. Davis, W. 
M. Wellcome, L. H. Smyth, Ed Hoye. John 
Fraser, H Holmer, James Mathers, John Wal- 
ters, John Schilling-. A. McQuilken, J. S. Hen- 
ney, H. E. Penny, Ben Watkins, G. M. Well- 
man, Wm. Radford. 



Irving— J. M. Cannon, E . T. Noble, A. W. 
Bell. 

Padonia— R. J. Peckenpaugh, D. B. Ander- 
son, William Swartz 

Hamlin— Robert Gaston, Peter Pfeiffer, J. 
H. Raids, T. B Lydick. 

Morrill— W. C Cecil, John Fulton, P, K. 
Fisher, Niram Curtis. 

Carson — J, M. Anderson, Noah Hanson, A. 
B. Walters. 

lyler— Samuel Fouts, C. W. Evans. 

Robinson— P. S. Kelley, Chas. Hack, T. J. 
Payne, C. L. Carrol, H. H. Hickman. 

Washington— C. P. Weaver, S. E. Brown, W. 
H. Waring. 

The committee on permanent organization reported J. M. Cannon for 
chairman and L. H. Smyth for secretary The report was adopted. 

Thomas McLaughlin was nominated for treasurer by acclamation. For 
county clerk, the first ballot resulted, John E. Moon, 29: George I. Prewitt, 
29. The second ballot, Prewitt, 32; Moon, 26. 

For register of deeds, first ballot. James B. Allison, 29; Isaac Dilley, 11: J. 

A. Gilbert, 9; T. G. Wagstaff, 9. SevOnd ballot, Allison, 35; Wagstaff, 9; Gil- 
bert, 7; Dilly, 6. 

For Sheriff, first ballot, I N. Smith, 27: Jacob Covode, 9; Salathial Thomp- 
son, 9: George T. Woodmansee, 8; John Lorimer, 5, Second ballot Smith, 26; 
Covode, 10; Thompson, 10; Lorimer, 1; Woodmansee, 11. Third ballot, Smith, 
26; Covode, 9; Thompson. 12; Woodmansee, 11. Fourth ballot, Smith, 26; Co- 
vode, 8; Thompson, 16; Woodmansee, 10. Fifth ballot, Smith, 22; Covode, 4: 
Thompson, 21; Woodmansee, 8. 8ixth ballot, Smith, 28; Covode, 1; Thompson, 
24; Woodmansee, 8 Seventh ballot, Smith 25; Covode, 1; Thompson, 29 Eighth 
ballot, Thompson, 30; Smith, 27. 

For surveyor, S W. Aldrich received 37 votes ami T J. Marion, 19. 

For coroner D. A.. Ward received 36 votes and J. L Leamaster, 22. 

John F Cashman was nominated for county commissioner by acclamation. 

The following central committee was elected: Hiawatha City, J. P. 
Davis and W. M. Wellcome; Hiawatha township, J. Schilling; Robinson town- 
ship, N. F. Leslie, J. B. Mitchell; Mission township, M G. Ham, W. M. Nel- 
lans; Padonia, L. C. Anderson; Irving. J. M.Cannon; Morrill, John Fulton; 
Hamlin, Milton Moore; Walnut. C. Evans and P. S. Shintaffer; Washington, C. 

B. Weaver and S C. Brown; Powhattan. A. D. Lynch and Henry Shreck. 

The Messenger says of the convention: "Moon and Smith were pretty 
severely slaughtered. Both were certain of victory when their respective 
nominations were made and when the ballot was over both were just ascer- 
tain that they had been sold out. The truth of the matter is the country has 
been heard from in a manner never before experienced in a Brown county Re- 
publican convention. The country people have felt for several years that Hia- 
watha tried in every convention to put up jobs to beat them out of their share 



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169 



of ( ounty offices and they were determined this time to meet here on her own 
field in a square fight and show her what they could do and they did it." 

September 18 Eighteenth Annual Fair. 

October 3 Old settlers meeting at the opera house. I. B. Hoover was 
elected president for the ensuing year and D. W. Wilder as secretary and the 
list of vice presidents were re-elected. An experience meeting was held and 
speeches were made by E. N. Morrill, M. C Willis, John Schilling, G. Amann, 
Jacob Weltmer, B. F. Killey, John Punshon, A- G. Speer. 

October 6. Democratic county convention. J. W. Martin was chosen 
temperary chairman and Samuel McCray temporary secretary. Committees 
were appointed as follows: 

Permanent organization— W. S.Hall, H. F. Mellenbruch, L.E.Harding. 

Credentials— J. A. Jeffries, E. R. Cornelison, A Little. 

Order of Business— B. W. Taylor, J. D. Stanley, E Moser. 

The committee on permanent organization reported J. A. Jeffries for chair- 
man and E. M. Brown for secretary. Adopted. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention. 

Hiawatha— N. B. Moore, Eli Moser, S. C. 
Hall, Thomas Cheal 

Hiawatha township— Stewart Little, W. S. 
Hall, Wm Leg-g. 

Powhattan— E. W. Van Brunt, Geo. W. 
Amend. 

Kickapoo— Wm. M. Gillmore, G. S. Foster. 

Baker— J K. McGinnis, C D. Baker, H. B. 
Walters. 

Willis— J. D. Stanley, S. Johnson, A. F. 
Hamilton. 

Henry Isely for treasurer, J. B. Allison for register of deeds, S. W. Aldrich 
for surveyor, Dr. W. Taylor for coroner and Armstrong Martin for commission- 
er were nominated by acclamation. 

For county clerk, J. L. Allem, received 31 votes and Samuel C. McCray, 6. 

For sheriff the first ballot resulted, S. C. Hall, 18; James Dyche, 11; Eli 
Moser, 3; R. W. Comelis m, 2; Geo. W, Amend, 3. Second ballot, Hall, 20, 
Dyche, 13; Moser, 4. 

A resolution in favor of sustaining the Hiawatha Democrat was adopted. 
Enthusiastic speeches were made on this question. 

A central committee was chosen as follows: Hiawatha township, E. 
Bierer; Hiawatha city, Eli Moser, Geo T. Williams; Powhattan, J. A. Davis; 
Kickapoo, John Davidson; Washington, T. D. Dickinson; Walnut, F. Joss; 
Robinson, Dr. Taylor; Morrill, E B. McKim; Irving, J. C; Dickinson; Hamlin, 
Jno. Hillman; Padonia, H J Gillispie; Mission, J K. McGinnis. 

September 25. Frank Marak, jr., and sixty-six others petition Judge 
Martin to incorporate the city of Everest as a city of the third class. The pe- 
tition is granted and the first election is ordered to be held on October 11th at 
the office of Dr. Johnson S. G Moore, L. H. Duff and O. M. Bartlow are ap- 
pointed as judges, H. 0. Miller and Holmes Cievenger as clerks. P. R. Moore, 
Frank Ash and W. H. Warring as a canvassing board. At the election then 
held P. J. Cievenger received 70 votes for mayor, and J. Marak, 1. For council- 
man, B. F. Johnson had 69, Chas. Koepietz, 69; J. Ash, 63; G. Bell, 70; F. 



ngton— A. C. Adams, T. Schecke 
Thos. Koepietz, W. Wilson. 

Tyler— E M. Brown, H. T. Hochstetler. 

Walnut— H F Mellenbruch 

Robinson-J. A. Jeffries, J W. Martin, W 
V. Christy. W. Taylor. 

Padonia — Wm Lewis, E. R. Cornelison. 

Hamlin— Jno. Hillman, L. E. Harding. 

Morrill— E. B. McKim, A. Twidwell. 

Irving' — J. M. Idol, J. C. Dickinson. 



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Barnes, 66; J. Marak, 6; C. Wilson, 5; H. B. Way, 1. For police judge, J 
ner had 1 vote and H. Fluke, 68. 

October 11. A grand division of the uniform rank K. of P. is organized 
at Leavenworth. F. D. Krebs of Hiawatha is adjutant. 

October — . The Robinson Rifles organize and are accepted as Co. B, 3rd 
Regiment of Kansas Militia. Jas. T. Pomeroy is captain. 

October 13. J. H, Kopietz is appointed city clerk of Everest. 



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November 20 The World and Herald consolidate. 

November 23. Death at Zanesville, Ohio of H. R. Dutton, aged 59. He 
was one of the founders of Hiawatha. He left Kansas after serving as State 
Treasurer. 

December 24. The Democrat and the Messenger consolidate. 

December 28. Northeastern Kansas Bee Keepers Association meets at Hia- 
watha. The following officers were elected: J. W. Margrave, president; W. 
H. Cooper, vice president. L. C. Clark, secretary, W. W. Beymer, assistant 
secretary; J. S. Henney, treasurer. A constitution and by-laws were adopted. 

December 31 Hiawatha station paid $117,114,78 for freight and $31,939 54 
for tickets for the year 1883. 



18841 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



171 



1884. 

January 16. Farmers Institute. Papers were read by A. Carothers, E. 
Harrington. D. C. Nutting, P. W. Fuller, C. H, Isley, Samuel Wilson, Dr. Pat- 
ton, T. J. Elliott, H. F. Douthart and others. Officers elected were President 
J. M. Boomer; Vice-President John McCreary; Secretary Samuel Detwiler. 
Executive Committee T. J. Elliott, D. K. Babbitt and Samuel Detwiler. 

February 5. Township election. 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, P. R. Harmon 

Henry Winterscheidt 

Henry 

Clerk. M. G. Ham 

Treasurer, A. P Curl .. 

G. Y. Johnson 

Justice. E N Pug-h 

W M. Nellans 

Wm. Finley 

J. K McGfnnis 

Constable, G Torson 

Short ridge 

Finley 

A. J. -tone 

Jno. Agerter 

Dr Burns 

J. W. Hudgins 



POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, James (jrubb ... . 

A. Martin 

Clerk, J. F. Hall 

J. F. Piatt 

Treasurer, L. J. Cashman 

G. L Foster 

Justice, L.I. Holcomb 

W. G. Frazey 

Georg-e Paige 

John Kennedy 

.ohn Davidson 

Constable, Willis Reed ... 

E. J. Woodman 

W. D. Owen 

Nicholos Lynn 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee. P. L. Shintaffer. 
Clerk. W. F Lambertson 

Henry Hochstettler 

Treasurer, A. Kesler 

W H Meyer 

Justice, Campbell Evans. 

J. J. Webb 

J B Kepner 

J. W. Belts 

Constable. G. W Robbins 

F. M. Steward . 

Jerome Hochstettler . . . 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



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40,' 99 

SI 1 HI 

57 126 

34 114 

54 i 133 



Trustee. James H. Coe... 

Clerk, Jno. W. Lvons 

Treasurer, A. C Adams 

T. B Pierce 

Justice, Cary Finley 

H. C Miller 



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Constable, T. B Dickinson 

Jno R. Coe 

E. A. Lathrop 



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571 43 

33 24 



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58 1 39 
331 29 



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Trustee, G. W. Terrill 


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Warren Swift 


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Clerk, Z. Holcomb 


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J. A. Gilbert 


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James T. Pomerov 


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Treasurer, Charles Hack 


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S R. Rush 


84 


M P Rush 


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Justice. T. J. Payne 


159 


N. F Leslie 


143 






J W. Martin 


102 


Constable, Jno. Winkoop 


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Fred Zeiber 


133 


Jno. C. Dennin 


76 


Alex Nellans 


157 


Jno.;Monks 


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HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, Wm Radford 

B F. Partch 

Clerk. Samuel Detwiler 

Treasurer, W. S Brown 

G T Woodmansee 

Justice, Jacob J. Weltmer 

B F Partch 

B. F. Kitty 

P. W. Fuller 

Constable, J. V. Rollins 

Willis Scouten 



PADON1A TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, A. J Leibengood 49 

I. P. Winslow 1 

Clerk, R. W. Cornelison 49 

Treasurer, H. J Gillispie 50 

Justice, I P. Winslow 49 

David Hillver 50 

Constable, J. F. Lewis 49 

Jno Rinearson 12 

Daniel Finley 39 

MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, A. T. Phillips 114 

J. I Smith 4 

Clerk. A. J Kroager 118 

Treasurer, Jno Hoover 118 

Justice, T.J. Marion 117 

Nathan Jones 119 

Wm Brown 1 

Constable, Ephriam Aumiller 118 

Joseph Pevton 117 

F. M. Spalding 1 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1884 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. R.H Brewster 64 

Clerk, J. A Hewitt M 

Treasurer, A. M Bell <>* 

Justice, G.W. Lindley 38 

C W. Chaffee <»' 

I l. Keith --' 

Keith •* 

C<.n-table. B F. Stone 59 

Phily Gribbl'tng 11 

\\ B, Newling 27 

O Shonyo 22 

B New' 1 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, C. R Gaston 12 

Clerk, H Stafford 92 

CM. Berkley 1 

Treasurer. J. H Beaniguard 94 

Justice. J. D. Hinton 92 

D B. Elkin 91 

M. Stalev 1 

O. W. Brown 1 

Constable,!". E. Harding 91 

M. -v. Walker 93 

A.Cook 1 



February 5. Annual Encampment of the G. A. R. at Topeka. Hiawa- 
tha Post, 130, G. A. R. is represented by E. Harrington, R. C. Cliaseand Col. 
E. Bierer. 

February 10. Annual meeting of the Brown County Bible Society at the 
Hiawatha Christian Church. Officers are elected as follows: President, J. B. 
Richardson; Secretary, Wm. Wellcome; Treasurer, A. H. Thomas; Librarian, 
Miss R D. Kiner. Rev. J. J. Thompson, State Agent of the American Bible 
Society wa* present and delivered an address. 

February 15, Bee Keepers Association meets at Court house The As- 
sociation now numbers thirty members. 

February 16. Fruit Growers convention at Hiawatha R. C. Chase was 
elected temporary chairman and Samuel Detwiler temporary secretary. A 
committee on permanent organization, consisting of Samuel Detwiler, W. D. 
Frazey and J. S. Henny, was appointed. This committee recommended R. C. 
Chase for president, G. W. Bubach for vice president; B. F. Partch for secre- 
tary and J. S. Henny for treasurer. Adopted. B F. Partch, W. W. Beymer 
and J. L. Allem were appointed to draw constitution and by-laws and report 
at the next meeting. 

—Henry Roland commences the publication of the Everest Weekly Post. 

February 18. L. S. Herbert is appointed city assessor for Hiawatha. 

February 21. The World publishes a list of 212 taxpayers who pay over 
$100 each in taxes. 

—Sunday School Institute in the Hiawatha Congregational church con- 
ducted by Prof. J. E. Piatt of Manhattan. 

— Hiawatha has 202 railroad employees who draw monthly salaries aggre- 
gating $9,380. 

—Hiawatha merchants hold a meeting to see what can be done to bring 
the grain trade back to Hiawatha from the small towns. M. Hesselberger is 
made chairman and A. J. Hill, secretary. Adam Schilling, B. S. Foster and 
John Frazer were appointed a committee of investigation. 

February 23. Aurora Lodge, No. 99, K. of P. is organized at Willis. The 
officers are W. L. Burues, P. C : M. C. Mowbray, C. C ; N. Swiggett, V. C; W. 
Harris. K. of R . &S.; L. K. Chase, M of F.; Peter Trompeter, M.of E., N. A. 
Dennis, Prelate. 

March T. Capt. Jas. J. Fisher is appointed coroner to succeed D. A. 
Ward, resigned. 

March 9. Death of Reuben McCartney. He came to Kansas in 1856 
and Brown county in 1861 

March 10. Willis Lodge No. 232, I. O. O. F., is instituted by special de- 
puty J. D. Blair with the following members: O. M Bacus, N.G.; C.B. Hock 



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173 



V.G.; W.H.Kendall, Secy.; Frank Aigler, Treas.; W.B.Baker, J. J Hol- 
lock. Twenty persons were then elected and duly initiated. 

March 13. A permanent organization of the Hiawatha Board of Trade 
is made by the election of John H. Fraser as president, J. S. Henney and A.Q. 
Bates as vice presidents, J. N. Scouller as secretary, H. B. Wey as treasurer, 
and Adam Schilling, J. S. Henney, H B. Wey, M. Hesselberger, A.J Hill 
and A. Q. Bates as directors. 

March 15. E. A. Shepherd, of this city, recently boarcd a well on the 
farm of B. F. Dickinson, three miles northeast of Everest. At a depth of 80 
feet a 16 inch vein of coal was found, at 115 feet a 20 inch vein was encountered 
and at a depth of 160 feet a vein 32 inches thick was penetrated. — Kansas 
Democrat. 

March 22. The Board of Railroad Commissioners hear the petition of 
citizens asking for a station on the Mo. Pac. at Emmett one and a half miles 
north of Baker and refuse to grant the request. 

March 27. Hiawatha City convention. John Punshon is made chair- 
man and W. O. Noble, secretary. The delegates from the several wards were: 
First ward— F, J. Thomas, C. W. Wellcome, S. A. Fulton, J. D. Blair; Second 
ward— J. N. Davis, W. D. Noble, I. N Smith, S. F. Newlon, A. C. Henry, J. 
E. Moon; Third ward— Dr. W.M.Shirley, A. II. Thomas, Ed. Hoye, S. C. 
Davis, Henry Baker, S. M. Pratt; Fourth ward— S. V. Robinson, A. R. Bron- 
son, A. N. Todd, J. P. Bause. 

L. S. Herbert was nominated for Justice of the Peace on the eighth ballot 
and A. A. Holmes on the twenty-first ballot. For constables I. N. Smith was 
nominated on the second ballot and S H. Johnson on the ninth ballot. 

A central committee consisting of J. V. McNamer for the First ward, Jno. 
E. Moon for the Second, Dr. 8. M.Pratt lor the Third, and John Punshon for the 
Fourth was selected. This committee organized by the election of John Pun- 
shon as chairman and Dr. S. M. Pratt as secretary. 

April 1. Hiawatha election. 





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April 7. Hiawatha Lodge No. 44, Daughters of Rebecca is instituted by 
Special Deputy H. M. Waller with the following officers: Miss Ida Waller, N. 
G.; Mrs. Emerson, V. G.; Mrs. Hickox, R. S.: Mrs. Hatch, P, S.; Mrs. M. Wal- 
ler, T. 

April 8. J. M. Boomer, W. S- White, G. Y. Johnson, W. S. Hall, John- 
son Beaty, James G. Robertson and Geo. R. T. Roberts are elected directors of 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. H884 



the Brown County, Exposition Association. They organize by the election of 
J M Boomer, president; W. S. White, vice president; C. H. Lawrence, secre- 
tary: Win Shirley, financial secretary; John E. Moon, treasurer, Albert Law- 
rence H B. Wey and L. B. Yates, finance committee. 

\itil9 School District No. 78, Fessler, was Organized by Supt. L. H. 
Smythe. The first officers were J. J. Burger, director; C. P. Styles, clerk, H. 

Rummell, treas. 

-Hiawatha Post 130, G A. R. celebrates the surrender of Lee. 

April 19. Death of A. J. Owens, one of the pioneers, from the effect of 
wounds received at Prairie Grove, December 7, 1863. He belonged to Co. H, of 

April 19 Republican county convention, to select delegates to the dis- 
trict and State convention. T. J Elliott was elected chairman and Jacob 
Reasoner, secretary. The following committees were appointed. Credentials 
Dr. R. Patton, B. F. Partch, Thos. McLaughlin, John Fulton and Dowell; 
Order of Business— J. Schilling, J. P. Bause, N. F. Leslie; Permanent Organ- 
ization— S. Detwiler, T. J. Hayes, T. J. Payne. Delegates to the state conven- 
tion were elected as follows: John Schilling, John Fulton, N. F. Leslie, J. D. 
Blair, I. N. Smith, T. J. Elliott, Dr. Robert Patton, Ed Noble, T. J. Hayes, 
M. J. Perrine. They were instructed for Blaine. 

April 29. Republican State convention. Dr. Patton receives 30 votes 
for alternates to the national convention 

April — . The Grand Lodge of the Knights of Honor meets at Ft. Scott. 
Hiawatha is represented by J. S. Henny and Dr. S. M. Pratt. Dr. Pratt is 
elected State Medical Examiner. 

May 6. The Kansas and Nebraska State Dental Association meets at 
Hiawatha. Dr. Wm. M Shirley elected one of the vice presidents. 

May 10. The corner stone of the Bethany reformed church at Hiawatha 
is laid Rev. G W. Remegan officiating. Rev. H. O Scott delivered a sermon. 
Copies of the Democrat and World and a few small coins were deposited in the 
stone. 

May 16. Dr. Fred O. Hoyt, living four miles northwest of Hiawatha com- 
mits suicide by shooting himself through the head 

May 17. A meeting is held at the court house to discuss the waterworks 
project. John H. Fraser is chairman and C. B. Bowman and D. W. Wilder 
arc secretaries. 

May 20. A meeting is held at the court house to discuss the question of 
the advisability of boring for coal and water. J. D. Blair, A. Schilling, R. F. 
Buckles, Geo. H. Adams, E Hoye, Wm. Shirley, J. P Bause. Jno. E. Morris 
and J. E Henney were appointed to solicit subscriptions. 

May 21. The National Prohibition convention meets at Pittsburg and 
nominates John P. St. John for President. 

May 24. Democratic Mass convention at Hiawatha. E. Harrington is 
chairman and C Bowman is secretary. H. C. Baker, Peter Berney and J. W. 
Martin were appointed a committee on permanent organization and reported 
in favor of making the temporary organization permanent. 

Colonel E. Bierer, C. B. Bowman, Henry Isely, R. W. Cornelison and John 
Davidson were appointed a committee on resolutions and reported the follow- 
ing which were adopted: 



1883] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 175 

Resolved, By the Democrats of Brown county, in mass convention assembled that all the 
citizens of the county irrespective of past party affiliations, who are heartily sick of the imposi- 
tions and. corruptions of ring- rule and the one man power are cordially invited to join with us 
in our efforts to secure t6 all people their just rights and an honest, competent and economical 
administration of the affairs of the county. 

Resolved, That we are in favor of just and liberal laws, granting pensions, county lands to 
soldiers whose services and valor saved our countr>- from disunion and we commend to them 
the fact that all the most liberal pension measures have been originated by Democrats in Con- 
gress and passed by their votes. 

Resolved, That we are in favor of the nomination of Tildeu and Hendricks for the presi- 
dency and vice presidency and believe that they have been preserved by Providence in order 
that the great wrong- of 1876 may be righted. 

The following delegates and alternates were then elected to the state con- 
vention: Delegates, E. Harrington, H. B. Wey, Henry Isley, E. Bierer, Peter 
Berney, Theodore Schecker. Alternates, H. B. Walters, H. C. Baker, Fred 
Isley, W. S. Hall, Nicholas Berney, John Lyons. 

May 28. The National Greenback Labor party meets in convention in 
Indinapolis and nominates Benjamin F. Butler for President. 

May 30. Memorial day exercises at the Armory in Hiawatha. Rev. E. 
Gill is orator of the day. The parade to the cemetery formed under the di- 
rection of J. T. Grimes, Chief Marshal; assisted by Geoige T. Woodmansee, A. 
C. Foster and E. Harrington. 

— The Welch Baptist Association including the states of Iowa, Missouri, 
Kansas and Nebraska is held at the school house in District No. 76. Emin- 
ant divines from the several states were present. 

May 31. E.N.Morrill re-nominated for Congress at Atchison. John 
Schilling is chairman of the Congressional central committee. 

June 1. First issue of the Willis Reporter by Jas. M. Wharton. 

June 2. J. H. Atwood was appointed street commissioner for Hiawatha. 

June 3. Republican National Convention at Chicago nominates James G. 
Blaine for President, and John A. Logan for Vice President. 

June 4.— A meeting is held at Hiawatha for the purpose of organizing a 
gas, coal and water company. E. Bierer is made chairman and D. W. Wilder, 
secretary. The capital stock is set at $5,000 to be divided into shares of $23 
each. Messrs. John E. Moon, D. W. Wilder. E. Bierer, C. H. Janes, Ira J. 
Lacock and R. F, Buckles were appointed a committee to prepare the neces- 
sary charter. 

June 5. The Everest Reflector appears with B. H. Patch as publisher 
and Bert Patch as editor. 

June 12. The Hiawatha Water. Gas and Mining Co , is incorporated to 
prospect for water, gas, coal, oil and minerals. The capital stock consists of 200 
shares of $25.00 each. John E. Moon. C. H. Janes, G. H. Adams, A. Schilling, E. 
Bierer, J. W. Pottenger and L. R. Yates are the directors. 

June 12. Hiawatha Republicans hold a Blaine & Logan meeting. D. W 
Wilder was elected chairman and H. C. Bossart, secretary. 

It was decided to organize the Blaine & Logan Plume Knights to consist of 
companies of ten each. 

H. J, Aten, F. D. Krebs and II. C. Bossart were appointed a committee on 
military organization. 

L. H. Smyth, Ed. Hoye and J. D. Blair were appointed a committee on 
arrangements. 



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j UNE h. Republican county convention. R. IT. Brewster was chairman 
and N. F. Leslie secretary. Committees were appointed as follows: Creden- 
tials— A Carothers, I. P. Winslow, E. T. Noble, John A. Fulton and H. W. 
Partch. Resolutions-D. W. Wilder, N. F. Leslie. Rules-D. K. Babbitt, 
E. T. Noble, J. Schilling. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 



Padonia— H. B. Mooney. I. P. Winslow, L. 
C. Anderson. 

Irving-— E. T. Noble, R. H. Brewster, A. W 
Bell. 

Willis— Delegates, FT. C. Sprague, J. W. 
Kipp, S. J Efner. M. G. Ham, Jesse Henney. 
Alternates, W. J. Cash, W. M. Crawford, W. 
W. Loofborrow. John Goodwin, J. Hines. 

Baker— Delegates, P. R. Harman, Jesse Holt, 
W. M. Nellans. Alternates, W. E. Smith, J. 
J. Irwin. George Mell. 

Morrill— Delegates, J. A. Fulton, Niram Cur- 
tis, W. C. Cecil, S. S. Lindeman. Alternates, 
T. L. Crow, W. C Musser, L M. Spaulding, 
Norman Musselman. 

Robinson— N. F. Leslie, J. L. Lemaster, 
John A. Dowell, J. B. Mitchell, S. A. Grin- 
inger. 

Hamlin— A. Stiles, J. M. Barnes, Robert 
Gaston, Milton Moore. 



Carson— Harrison Bemis, A. Carothers, R. 
H. Sewell. 

Tyler- Delegates, P. S. Shintaffer, F. M. 
Stewart. Alternates, J B. Murray, J.J Webb. 

Powhattan-Joseph Woodman, W. D. Frazey. 

Washington— Dr. P. R.Moore. M. L. Guc- 
lick, S. E. Brown. 

Hiawatha Township— D. Hazen, John Schil- 
ling, D. K. Babbitt, B F. Partch, Wm. Rad- 
ford. Geo. Blair, Georg-e Woodmansee, J. S. 
Henney, Thurston Chase. 

Hiawatha— First Ward— Delegates, Thomas 
McLaughlin; D. W. Wilder. Alternates, H. 
C. Pearson, L. B. Hunter 

Second Ward— J. N. Davis, W W. Nye, M. 
S. Smalley. 

Third Ward-H. W. Partch. L. H. Smyth, 
R. C. Jones. 

Fourth Ward— W J. Nevins, Jacob Covode. 

Kickapoo— John Hall and W. D Owen added 
by resolution. ' 

The following resolutions reported by the committee were adopted: 

Resolved, That we thank the Chicago convention for giving us the most progressive, prac- 
tical and wide awake platform ever presented to the American people by any political organiz- 
ation. It recognizes the rights of labor and therigbtsof man, and gives us firm and solid 
ground on which to stand and to march while we make the aggressive campaign of 1881. We 
also thank our brothers in National convention assembled for obeying the will of the Republi- 
can states in giving us for our triumphant standard bearers. Hon James G. Blaine and Gen. 
J no. A Logan, the double headed ticket that fights at both ends, and that can no more be put 
down by dudes and bolters than a hurricane can be stilled by a penny whistle. 

Res lived, That we tender our congratulations to our townsman, Maj. Morrill. 'for the un- 
tiring industry and the complete success which has crowned his labors as a Republican Con- 
gressman in a house strongly opposed to his party, and especially for the victory he has ob- 
tained in securing justice for the Veteran Union Soldiers, He is a man for whom we can work 
and vote with pride and honor and we pledge ourselves to give him a rousing majority next 
November, 

Resolved, That it is the wish of this convention that the delegates elected here to-day cast 
their votes for Col. John A. Martin for Governor. His career as a soldier and his record as a 
citizen will remove all dissensions from our ranks and grandb' inaugurate the second quarter- 
century of Republican victories in Kansas. 

Resolved, That nationally and locally the best thing for the Republicans to do is what the 
Democrats don't want, and the true men for the Republicans to stand by and support are the 
men whom the Democrats abuse. And this is our answer to the local lies on our friend and 
neighbor, E. N. Morrill, the model citizen and stainless patriot. 

The following list of delegates and alternates to the stato convention were 
selected: Delegates, J. B. Mitchell, D. W. Wilder, J. A. Fulton. Jno Schil- 
ling, M. G. Ham, E. T.Noble. Alternates, N. F. Leslie, Dr. W. W. Nye, 
Robert Gaston, Dan Hazen, W. M. Nellans. R. H. Brewster. 

June 18. The Blaine & Logan Plumed Knights perfect their organization 
by the election of Lucian H. Smyth as Colonel, John Schilling as Lieutenant 
Colonel, S. A.Fulton, Major, F. D. Krebs, Adjutant, W. M. Welcome, Quar- 
ter-Master. 



[1884 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 177 



June 2!. A meeeinsr of the officers of the Brown County Old Settlers' 
society is held and it is decided to hold au old settlers re-union in the court 
house park, September 3< . John Punshon, John Si hilling and John Walters 
are appointed a committee to draft a program. 

June 21. Old Settlers reunion at the court house. It is decided to hold 
an annual reunion September 3, and John Punshon, G. Shilling and J. Walters 
are appointed a committee on arrangements. 

June 27. Death of Mrs. Martha A. W. Foster. She came to Brown Co., 
in 1855 with her husband, William (J. Foster. 

July 4. Celebration at Willis. Speeches are made by John Campbell, 
Dan Clifford, John Schilling and Juhn C. Fremont, (colored.) 

—Celebration at Hamlin. The speeches are made by O. C. Hill, Prof. C. 
P. Carey and Rev. J. W. Smith. 

— Celebration at Padonia. A. G C. Bierer was the orator of the day. 

Celebration at Robinson. N. F. Leslie was officer of the day and the prin- 
cipal address was delivered by R. C. Bassett, of Seneca. 

— Death of Samue! Speer. 

JulyS. Democratic National convention at Chicago nominates Grover 
Cleveland for President, and Tnos. A. Hendricks for Vice President. 

July 16 Republican state convention nominated John A. Martin for 
Governor. D. W. Wilder is a member of the committee on resolutions, and 
John Schilling a member of the committee on credentials. 

July 19. Brown County Democrats ratify the nomination of Cleveland 
and Hendricks at Hiawatha. Col. E Bierer is chairman of the meeting and 
speeches are made by Hon. T. P. Fenlon of Leavenworth, C. F. Cochran, of 
Atchison, Morgan Wise, of Pennsylvania, and E. Harrington. 

— The W. R. C No. 42, is organized at Hiawatha, with fifty-two members 
and the following officers: Margaret J . Eraser, President; Olive Kingman, S. 
V , Mrs. Robert Gaston, J. V.; Mrs. M. L. Aten, Sec; Mrs. M. Walters, Treas.; 
Mrs. Julia A. Chase, Chaplain, Miss Walters Conductor; Mrs. Hattie Merrill, 
Guard . 

July 27. The Bethany Reformed Church at Hiawatha is dedicated. 
Rev. B Shuey of Emporia preached the dedicatory sermon. The total value 
of the building and furniture is $4,300 and it is paid for. 

Aug. 4. J. B. Campbell sells his interest in the Hiawatha World to M. E- 
Foote. 

Aug. 13. Baptist church of-Willis incorporated by S. E. Erwin, Alexan- 
der McConachie, Alexander Robertson, Samuel Findley, Lorenzo N. Fletcher. 

August 16. Republican judicial and senatorial convention. C. W. John- 
son was chairman and P. R. Harman, secretary. Committees were appointed 
as follows; Permanent organization— A. D. Lynch, J. B. Murray. A. J. Ander- 
son, A. J. Leibengood. Credentials— Geo. Woodmansee, J. F. Cashman, Geo. 
M. Blair, J. B. Mitchell, W. H. Shortridge. Resolutions— I. N. Smith, R. H. 
Brewster, S. E. Erwin, A. R. Smith, H. Bemis. 

The report of the committees on credentials showed that the delegates to 
the Judicial and Senatorial convention were not the same in all instances and 
it was decided to proceed with the work of the Judicial convention first. The 
following is the roll of delegates to the Judicial convention. 



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Padonia— D. B. Anderson, A. J. Leibengood, 
David Hillyer. 

Hamlin— Jacob Reasoner. J. C. Watson, 
Chas. Sprague, A. R. Smith 

Morrill— James H. Watts, Joseph Kirk, S. S. 
Lindeman, Wrn. McDermond 

Tyler— P. Shintaffer. Wm Lambertson, J. 
B. Murray, A. J. Anderson. H. Bemis. 

Kickapoo— H. Schreck, C. A. Hildwine. 

Powhattan— G. L. Becker, M. Foster. 

Baker— Henry Smith, Jesse Kolt, S, E. Er- 
win. 

S. Hunter, Jacob Reasoner, W. M. Wellcome, and T. J. Hayes were elected 
delegates to the Judicial convention. 

R. C. Chase offered tlie following reflation which was unanimously 
adopted: 

Resolved. rhat recognizing in H n D.tvid Martin a faithful, industrious and impartial 
jurist, and in obedience to the uniform public sentiment of Brown county, we enthusiastically 
endorse his candidacy for re-election, and pledge htm the support of the delegates this day 
elected by this convention. 

The Judical convention then adjourned and the Senatorial convention con- 
vened with the following roster of delegates. 



Willis— David Kessler, E. N. Pugh, 
Effuer, Henry Sprag-ue, Jas. Moore. 

Hiawatha Township — G T. Woodmansee, 
Wm. Radford, J. H. White, B. F. Partch, G. 
M. Blair, H. Seburn, Wm.Hauber, S Detwiler, 
A. McQuilken. 

Hiawatha— First Ward— H. C. Pierson, John 
Merrill. 

Second Ward— Jno. E. Moon, I. N. Smith, 
R. C. Chase. 

Third Ward— C. W. Johnson, J. H. Fraser, 
A. A. Holmes. 

Fourth Ward— A. C. Fitch, H. Sherman. 



Hamlin— Chas. Sprague, G. R. T. Roberts, 
Jacob Reasoner, A. R. Smith. 

Powhattan— J. L. Cashman, A. D. Lynch, 
Henry Schreck, E. Hildwine. 

Irving— David Copeland, J. A. Hewitt, R. H. 
Brewster. 

Padonia — D. B. Anderson, A. J. Leibengood, 
David Hillyer. 

Tyler— Wm. Lambertson, Philip Shintaffer. 

Carson— J. B. Murray, A. J. Anderson. H. 
Bemis. 



Hiawatha— First Ward— II. C. Pierson, John 
Merrill. 

Second Ward— Jno. E. Moon, I. N. Smith, 
R. C Chase. 

Third Ward— C. W. Johnson, J. H. Fraser, 
A. A. Holmes. 

Fourth Ward— A. C. Fitch, H. Sherman. 

Baker— P. R. Harman, W. H Shortridge, 
Walter Smith. 

Willis— W. H. Barber, E. N. Pugh, S. J. 
Effn r Henry Sprague, James Moore. 



I; N. Smith reported the following resolution which was adopted: 

Resolved, That we endorse the platform adopted by the National Republican convention 
and the ticket nominated by it; also the State Kepublican platform and the ticket nominated 
by it. 

A motion to elect delegates by a viva voce vote was lost by 21 to 31 and the 
convention proceeded to ballot: First ballot, I, N. Smith, 31; Dr. Seburn, 20; 
Second ballot, E. L. Kreider, 38; T. J. Elliot, 13; third ballot, P, R. Harman, 
14; A. A. Holmes, 25; Henry Smith, 11. No choice. Fourth ballot, A. A. 
Holmes, 30, P. R. Harman, 21; fifth ballot. J. H. Cashman, 35; E. N. Pugh, 11; 
Dr. Seburn, 3; P. R. Harman, 2; sixth ballot, J. B. Murray, 35; G. R. T. Rob- 
erts, 10; A. R. Smith, 6; seventh ballot, A. J. Leibengood, 33; David Moore, 7; 
eighth ballot, G. T. Woodmansee, 29; Henry Sprague, 13; ninth ballot, David 
Copeland, 30: Jacob Reasoner, 6; tenth ballot, L. N. Reid, 28; P. R. Harman, 20. 
eleventh ballot, P. Shintaffer, 26; P. R. Harman, 20. 

Henry Shreck offered the following resolution which was lost. 

I move that our delegates be instructed to cast their ballots in favor of a Doniphan county 
man in preference to a Brown county man, but first, last and always to stick to the Hon. John 
Fulton until they will give us a man that can stand on the platform adopted bp our state con- 
vention and advocate the same. 



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R. C. Chase offered the following: 

Resolved, First, That we heartily endorse the Republican platform, both state and Na- 
tional, and the nominees thereof. 

Second, That it is the sense of the Republicans of Brown couuty, that no man should be 
chosen for the enactment of laws, who is not a law abiding- citizen. 

Third, That the delegates to the senatorial convention to be held at Troy, are hereby in- 
structed under no circumstances to support a man for State Senator, who, by voice or pen, spits 
upon our State or National declaration of principles, or whose innuence is used to trample upon 
rather than to uphold the laws of the land. 

The resolutions were laid on the table by a vote of 21 to 20. 

The World in its write up of the convention says: "The peculiarity of the 
voting (for delegates) is accounted for by the caucus held by Mr. Fulton's 
friends in the court house. They numbered about thirty -five, made the or- 
ganization and selected all the delegates as above, except I. N. Smith, in place 
of L, H. Smyth; the name of the latter was withdrawn." 

August 16. Democratic county convention. E. Harrington was chair- 
man and Geo T. Williams secretary. The following committees were ap- 
pointed: Credentials— J. J. Foster, Henry Isely; Theodore Schecker. Per- 
manent Organization— W. S. Hall, P C. Winterscheidt, Jno. Hillman. Order 
of Business -Nicholas Berney. Johnson Beatt) , E S. Davis. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates: 



Hamlin— De'egates, Jno. M. Hillman, J. D. 
Hinton, J. Messmore. Alternates, D. N 
Jones, L. E. Harding-, Wm. Reasoner. 

Tyler — Delegates, Henry Isely, J. B. Kep- 
ner. Alternates. G. Joss, E M. Brown 

Walnut— Delegates, H. F. Mellenbruch, W. 
D. Beale. Alternates, Jas. Gaston, Wm. H 
Meyer. 

Washington— Delegates. John B. Green, 
Theo. Schecher, A. C. Adams, Jas Vineyard, 
D. E. Tarape. Alternates, John Lyons, E. B. 
Dickinson, Wm. Andrews, Frank Whitlow, 
Jacob Marak. 

Mission— Delegates, Geo. E. Clayton, N. 
Berney, Peter Trompeter, G. Y. Johnson. 

Baker— E. Harrington, J. C. Stapleton, P. 
C Winterscheidt Alternates, Jas. Hudgens, 
H. B. Walters, John Litle. 



Robinson- Delegates, Dr. W. Taylor, O. Jor- 
don, Jas T. Pometoy, Jno Maxwell, John F. 
Spicklemeier Alternates, John Monks, D. P. 
Williams, E. C Brown. M. V Christy, R. Bus- 
sell. 

Hiawatha— W. H. Chandler, E. Bierer, John- 
son Beaty, E 8. Davis, W. S. Hall, W. S. 
Lytle. 

Hiawatha City^Delegates, H. C. Baker, Jno. 
Appleton, J. J. Fisher. Thos. Cheal, J. C. Kel- 
sey. Alternates, Jno. A. Schilling, A. C. 
Henry, J. L. Allem, S. V. Robinsou, J. C. 
Garvey. 

Morrill— E. B. McKim, Jno. Kyle. 

Padonia— H. J. Gillispie, Capt. Wm. Lewis, 
Jackson Hart. 



E. Harrington, Henry Isely, George E Clayton, D P Williams and James 
Vineyard were elected delegates and Jas. T. Pomeioy, E B. McKim, G. Y. 
Johnson. C. W. Wilson and Jno. Hillman were elected delegates to the State 
convention. 

H. B. Wey, George T. Williams, Nicholas Berney, C. D. Baker and Milton 
Reasoner, were elected delegates and H. C Baker, P. C Winterscheidt, Jno. 
Hillman, Peter Berney and E. Bierer were elected alternates to the Congres- 
sional convention. 

Col. E. Bierer, G. Y. Johnson, G. Joss, Capt. Wm. Lewis, Theodore 
Schecker were elected as delegates and W. S. Hall, E Harrington, H. F. Mel- 
lenbruch, H. J. Gillispie and John Lyons as alternates to the judicial conven- 
tion. 

Jas. T. Pomeroy, W. S. Hall, H. J Gillispie, Armstrong Martin and D. S. 
Jones were elected as delegates and J. F. Spickelmier, Johnson Beatty, Jackson 



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Hart, Jno Davidson and L. E. Harding as alternates to the Senatorial conven- 
tion. 

Aug. 20. The Democratic State Convention meets at Topeka. Henry 
Isley is a member of the Committee on Credentials. 

—Republican convention of the second judicial district at Hiawatha. 
Abijah Wells, of Nemaha, was chairman and W. M. Wellcome, of Brown 
secretary. The Brown county delegates were; W. M. Wellcome, T. J. Hayes, 
Jacob Reasoner, Steven Hunter. 

David Martin was nominated for Judge by acclamation and addressed the 
convention. 

Thomas J. Haves and Steven Hunter were made the Brown county mem- 
bers of the Central committee. 

August 27. Republican Senatorial convention at Troy. Jacob Leiben- 
good of Brown county was chairman. The candidates were John Fulton of Brown 
county and Sol Miller of Doniphan county. Each county had ten delegates, 
and the convention staid in session all night, the vote standing ten and ten for 
ninety-two ballots. On the ninety-third ballot, I.N.Smith of the Brown 
county delegation voted for Miller, making the vote 11 to 9. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, That the Republicans of the First Senatorial District heartily endorse the plat- 
form adopted by the National Republican convention and the ticket nominated by said conven- 
tion. 

Resolved. That we endorse the Republican State ticket and will give it our cordial and 
hearty support. 

Resolved, That in Congressman E. N. Morrill, we recognize a faithful, efficient and up- 
right representative and sincere Republican, and we believe it to be to the best interests of the 
people of Kansas and the country at large that he be returned to the Senate of the United States 
for another term. 

Miller celebrated his triumph with the following poem entitled. 

THE BAR STRANGLED WHANGERS. 

O, say, can you see, by the dawn's early streak 
The crowd that last evening attracted attention? 

A candidate mounted with infinite cheek, 
And two score of delegates met in convention? 

A plug hat, white and tall, that gleamed through the hall, 
Proclaimed that the dark horse was out of his* stall. 

Spake a voice: "Gentlemen, it stands ten to ten. 
Get ready your ballots for voting again. " 

O're the street, dimly seen through the leaves of the trees, 

What is that during recess so steadily passes, 
While out in the night, clearly borne by the breeze, 

Sounds popping of corks and the clinking of glasses? 
The delegates slip round the screen for a nip, 

To keep up their spirits, and strengthen their grip. 
Thus cheered and sustained, O, long may they claw 

The air, as they howl for enforcement of law! 



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And where is the crowd that so vauntingly came 

To stay there a month but they'd beat Old Sol. Miller, 
And force us to take whom it pleased tliem to name? 

Only echo makes answer: "Go ask the fool-killer!" 
Scarcely able to keep their eyelids from sleep, 

Down on the hard benches to slumber they creep. 
Anon, with a start from their doze they awoke — 

•Tt's eleven to nine, and the deadlock is broke!" 

O, thus be it ever, when you'en's shall try, 

To tucker out we'uns, by making us sit there! 
We're stickers from Stick ville, our name is Eli, 

And sooner or later we manage to git there, 
For triumph we must; when our cause it is just, 

And this be our motto, "We'll make it or bust!" 
So, when you feel frisky, just come down again, 
And give us a racket of ten against ten. 
August 28. Democratic Congressional convention at Leavenworth nom- 
inates T. P. Fenlon for congress. Brown county is represented on the com- 
mittee on resolutions by H. B. Wey, committee on permanent organization by 
•George T. Williams and the committee on credentials by Milton Reasoner. H. 
B. Wey was also one of the vice presidents. 

Aug. 30. The Republicans of Willis organize a Blaine & Logan club with 
F. F Miles, President: H. C. Sprague and J. F. Pinkerton, vice president; E. 
M. Pugh, Secretary, and M. G. Ham, treasurer. Judge W. D. Webb of Atchi- 
son addressed the club. 

September 6. Republican convention for the 50th district meets at Hia- 
watha. S. E. Erwin was chairman and H. J. Aten secretary. The following 
committees were appointed. Credentials — C. H. Lawrence, M. J Perine, E. 
W.Smith, J.D.Hardy and A. V. Perm. Perminent organization— Henry 
Schreck, W. L. Dillinghim, I.J. Miller, L. R, Y.ites, J. H Hill. 
The committee on credentials reported as follows: 



Hiawatha Township— J. P. Henney, J. C. 
Lacroix. B. F Partch, A. M. McQuilken, 
W. L. Dillingham, J. D. Hardy. Wm. Zimmer- 
man, E. A. Lafever and Thomas Miller. 



Forty-four— C. V. Penn, W. D. Frazee and 
G. A. Barnes. 

Kickapoo— J. tJ. Hall, S. A. Holcomb and 
Heary Schreck. 

Hiawatha City, First Ward— D. W. Wilder, 
1 homas McLaugrhlin. , 

Second Ward— L. R. Yates, A. M. McLaugh- 
lin and H. J. Aten. 

Third Ward- J. li. Robertson, C. H. Law- 
rence. Ed Hoye. 

Fourth Ward— D. L. Burner. R. U. Jones. 

Capt. John Schilling was nominated by acclamation for the legislature. 
D. W. Wilder offered the following resolutions: 

Resolved. That hecourseof John Schilling- in the last legislature meets with our hearty 
approval, and was alike creditable to him and honorable to his constituents. 

Required, That the nominee of this convention is entitled to the hearty and unanimous sup- 
port of the Republicans of the Fiftieth District. 

September 11. E. N. Morrill re-elected President of the State Fair As- 
sociation. 



Willis— M. J Perine, alternate, I. W. Sea- 
man, Jessie Henney, alternate, David Kessler, 
L D. White, I. N Seaman, H. C. Sprague 
and F. F. Miles. 

Baker-S. E. Erwin, E.'W. >mith and I.J. 
Miller. 



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September 13. A Glick and Resubmission club is organized at Everest. 
John Lyons is President, Unas. Kopietz and John Green, Vice President, 
Nicholas Berney, secretary and Wra. Andrews, treasurer. 

September 13. Republican county convention.. A. Carothers was chair- 
man and J. B. Mitchell secretary. C. H.Lawrence, John A. Fulton, L, P. 
Winslow, R. H. Brewster and Robert Gaston were appointed a committee on 
credentials and reported the following list of delegates entitled to seats in the 
convention: 



Irving — D. Copeland, R. H. Brewster, O. C. 
Brown. 

Padonia— I. P. Winslow, D . Hillyer, A. J. 
Leibengood. 

Hamlin— Robert Gaston, Robt. Patton, J. H. 
Beamgard. Alternates, J. C. Watson, A. 
Stiles. 

Morrill— Jno E. .' pringer, S. Miner, John 
Kimmell. Alternates, John Fulton, Thos.J. 
Marion. 

Walnut— A. Carothers, A. B. Walters, Jno. 
S. Belts. 

Tyler— Joseph Haigh, P. E. Shintaffer, D. 
W. Evens. F. P. Frink. 

Hiawatha-E. A. LaFever, T. M. Campbell, 
Thos. Miller, A W. McQuilkin, Geo. H. Nor- 
ton. R. Zimmerman, Samuel Detwiler, A. G. 
Speer, M. H. Lea. 

Hiawatha City, First Ward-H. M. Robin- 



son, H. C. Bossart. 

Second Ward— A. R. May. W. M. Fraser, L,. 
R. Yates. 

Fourth ward— A. N. Todd, J B. Graham. 

Robinson— Jno. A. Dowell, H. H. Hickman, 
J. B. Mitchell, C. L. Carroll, P. S. Kelley. 

Everest— C. E Weaver, M. L Guelich. Al- 
ternates, T. C. Honnell, W. H. Pierce. 

Washing-ton — George Anderson. 

Willis- W H.Barber: alternates, S. I. Eff- 
ner, Amos Crawford, alternate; M. J. Perrine, 
A. F Moore, alternate, W. A Jones. Geo. A. 
McNeil, alternate; L.M. King, I. N. Seaman, 
alternate, F. F. Miles. 

Baker- W. M. Nellans, alternate; A. J. Mil- 
ler, John J. Erwin, alternate; A. M. Honnell, 
Jesse Holt, alternate, E. W, Smith. 

Kickapoo- Chas. Macho, W. R. Bartley. 

Powhattan— James Grubb, W. D. Frazey. 



L. H. Smyth for county superintendent, T. B. Dickason for probate judge 
and Dr. Leamaster for toroner were nominated by acclamation. 

For county attorney, R. F. Buckles, ieceived 45 votes, R. C! Jones, 9: A*. 
R May, 3; Jas. Falloon, 1. 

The delegates from the first district nominated Jas Freeland for commis- 
sioner, the vote standing Freeland. 8: C. A. McCoy, 2; Charles Hack. 

The following central committee was appointed which organized by the 
election of Wra. Wellcome as chairman and J. H Mitchell as secretary. 

Hiawatha Township— S. Detwiler, John Schilling; First ward, J. D. Blair; 
Second ward, L. R. Yates; Third ward, W. Vf. Wellcome; Fourth ward, John 
Lamme. Robinson— J. B. Mitchell, P. 8 Kelley. Irving -Stephen Hunter. 
Raker— Jesse Holt. Willis— A. F. Moore Kickapoo— C. A. Hildwine. Pow- 
hattan— W. D. Frazey. Washington— George Anderson. Everest— C. B. 
Weaver. Hamlin— H. Stafford. Reserve— J. C. Watson. Padonia-I. P. 
Winslow. Tyler— P. S. Shintaffer. Carson— A. J. Anderson. Morrill— John 
A. Fulton. 

September 16, The Annual Fair is held at Hiawatha. 

September 20. Democratic senatorial convention. Col. E. Bierer was 
chairman and Thos. J. Vanderslice of Doniphan county, secretary. 

The Brown county delegates were W. S. Hall. H. J. Gillispie, Armstrong 
Martin, D. S. Jones, R. M. Stewert, L E. Harding, Jas. T. Pomeroy, W. Tay- 
lor, C. R Rowman, John Davidson and E Bierer. 

E. Harrington was nominated for State Senator by acclamation. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



183 



Resolved, That the Democrats of the First Senatorial district of Kansas, in convention as- 
sembled, do hereby pledg-e our unqualified support to the platform and candidates of the party 
adopted and named at Chicago, July 8th, at Topeka, August 20th, and at Leavenworch August 
28th, 1884, and will work heartily and earnestly for their election and the election of the candi- 
date named by this convention. 

W. S. Hall, Nick Berney, John Davidson, David Hunter, W. Taylor and C. 
M. Berkley were appointed as the Brown county members of the Central com- 
mittee. The central committee organized by the election of Nick Berney as 
chairman and W. S. Hall secretary. 

September 20. Democratic county convention, H. B. Wey was chairman 
and C. B. Bowman, secretary. The following committees were appointed: 
Permanent organization and order of business— Geo. E Clayton, M V. Christy, 
J. H. Davis, Jas. T. Pomeroy and J. I). Hinton. Credentials— N. Berney, W. 
S. Hall, J. W. Martin. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 

September 20 Democratic county covention H B Wey, chairman and 
C. B. Bowman, secretary. The following committee^ were appointed: Per- 
manent organization and order of business, Geo. E Clayton, M. V. Christy. J. 
H. Davis, Jas. T. Pomeroy, and J D. Hinton. 

Credentials— N. Berney, W. S. Hall, J. W. Martin 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 



Morrill— E. B McKim. Allen Lichty, Jas. 
Payton. G. L, Parker. 

Mission— Goo. E. Clayton, Peter Reid, G Y. 
Johnson, N. Berney. C. D. Baker, Jas. Hud- 
g-ens, J C Stapleton. 

Powhattan — W. A Amend, Or. E. Van 
Brunt, W. Casey, S. C Amend, Juo. Davidson, 

Walnut— Geo Robins, Geo. Mathews, A. J. 
Tress. Mr. Foster. 



Robinson— J Muuks J. T. Pomery, W 
Taylor, M. V. Christy, J. W Martin 

Hamlin-Jas. D. Hinton, C. M Berkley, 
J. Bean, M. W. Walker. 

Hiawatha City— H. O. Baker, H B. Wey, C 
B. Bowman, J L Allem, John Punshon. 

Hiawatha— W L. Hall, U. Bierer, E. Bierer, 
Benj Leg-g-, Jacob Portner, J. H. Davis, 

Washington — Theodore Schecker, Jacob 
Marak, J A. Johnson, A. C. Adams. L. Irsik 

The following county central committee was appointed: 

Hamlin, C. M. Berkley: Reserve, Milt Reasoner: Powhattan, John David- 
son: Irving, J. C Dickinson; Baker, C. D.Baker: Willis, Geo. E. Clayton; 
Robinson, J. W. Martin; Washington, C. W. Wilson; Morrill. Geo. L Parker; 
Carson, H. F. Mellenbruch; Tyler, E. M. Brown; Padouia. H J. Gillispie: Hia- 
watha, J. L. Allem: Hiawatha City, First ward, C B. Bowman; Second ward, 
H. B. Wey; Third ward, H. C. Baker: Fourth ward, John Punshou. 

For County Attorney, Nathan Jones received 22 vote , and B. F. Killey, 16. 

S. B. McCray for District Clerk, S. W. Aldrich for County Superintendent 
and J. J. Fisher for Coroner were nominated by acclamation. 

The Delegates from the Fiftieth ReDresentative District nominated G Y 
Johnson for Representative by acclamation 

The delegates from the First Commissioner district nominated Theodore 
Schecker for commissioner by acclamation. 

September 27. Republican convention for the 51st Representative dis- 
trict meets at Hamlin. A. R Smith was chairman and Noah Hanson secre- 
tary. J. B. Murray, I. P. Winslow, Robert Gaston, J. Kirk and H. M. Coburn 
were appointed a committee on credentials and reported the following list of 



184 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1884 

delegates: Robinson, C. L. Carroll, D. B. Campbell, Z. Holcolm, H. M. Co- 
buro, A. Terrell: Irving, David Copeland, J. G. Howard, T. A. Dunn; Tyler, 
J .1 Webb, I.. -Pouts; Walnut. J. B. Murray, N. Hanson, A. J. Anderson: 
Hamlin, ft. Saston, A. K Smith, Peter Pfeiffer, T. C. Styles; Padonia, I. P. 
WInslow, .1. I'. McKnight. J. W. Leibengood: Morrill, W. L. Offutt, Joseph 
Kirk. !•;. L Crider, Dr. Cecil. 

For Representative R. H. Brewster was nominated on the 9tb ballot the 
rote standing as Follows: 

i; H Brewster 9 7 u 7 n 12 n 12 13 

A. J. Leibengood 7 i> t> 8 3 4 6 4-4 

•i. If . Boomer •"> 64555,544 

Milton Moore 4 5 4 5 3 3 4 4 3 

\ central committee was selected as follows: Hamlin, Milton Moore; Pa- 
il-, nia. .1 I'. McKnight; Walnut, N. Hanson; living, T. A. Dunn; Robinson, 
Chas. Hack: Morrill, J. A. Fulton: Tyler, J. M. Boomer. This committee or- 
ganized by tbe selection of J. A. Fulton as chairman and N. Hanson as secre- 
tary. 

OCTOBBB25. !•]. It. Uornelison is nominated by the Democratic county 
rentral committee for Representative from the 51st district, 

' H mijKi: L's. The Santa Fe road issues an illustrated edition of Mrs. Al- 
lerton's Walls of Corn poem as an advertisement. 

NovKMitKi: 21. The County Commissioners contract with David Feller 
for 1 be purchase of t lie southeast quarter of 3S-2-1B and the west 34 acres of lot 
-', in I-:: 16 Imi J8,0 i<» for a county poor farm. 

NOI BMBER 29. The annual report of the Sunday Schools for Brown county 
-Imws ^schools, 414 officers and teachers and 2,930 scholars. 

December .7. The Hiawatha Water, Gas, and Mining Co., increases its 
capital Block to *io,ooo. 

Dm BMBBB B. Congregational church of Plum Creek incorporated with G. 
A Barnes, A. I>. Lynch and Mrs. M. B. Moore as trustees. The property is 
estimated at 81,200. 



1883] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY 



185 



November 5. General Electi 



President. 
Jas. G. Blaine, R 
Grover Cleveland, D 
Benj. F. Butler, G 
John P. St. John, P 
Governor. 
John A Martin, R. 
Geo. W Glick. D.. 
H L.Phillips, G... 
I,t. Governor. 
A. P. Riddle, R.... 
C K. Holliday. D.. 
J.W. Breidenthal, G 
Secreiarv of State. 
E B. Allen, R.. .. 
Eug-ene Hagau, D. 
J. C Hebbard. G. 
Auditor of Slate 
E. P. McCabe, R. 
H. V. Gavig-an, D 
W.H.T.Wakefield.G 
Treasurer. 
Samuel T. Howe, R 
VV. E Huttman, D 
D. H Hefflebower,G 
Attorney General. 
S B. Bradford, R.. 

G. P. Smith, n 

B.L. Brush, G 

H. L. Brush 

State Superintendent. 
J. H Lawhead, R. 

M. J Kevs, D 

Fannie Randolph, G 
Chief Justice. 
Albert Horton, R.. 
W P. Campbell. D. 
H V. Vrooman.G.. 
Associate Justice. 
Wm.A Johnston, R 

T. A. Hurd. D 

J. D McBrien, G.. 

Judge 2nd Judicial D. 

David Martin, R... 

State Senator 1st Dis. 

Sol. Miller, R 

E. Harring-ton, D.. 

epresenti've SOth D. 

John Schilling-, R .. 

G. Y. Johnson, D.. 

Fifty-first Dis. 

R. H. Brewster, R. 

E R Cornelison.D. 

Probate Judgre. 

T. B. Dickason, R 

lerk District Court 

Sam'l Wilson, R . 

Sam'l B. Mc(Jray,D 

Jountv Attorney. 

R. F. Buckles, R.. 

Nathan Jones, D.. 

Jounty Superintend'^ 

L- H. Smvth, R ... 

S. W Aldrich, D... 

Joroner. 

J. L. Lemaster, R. 

Jas. J. Fisher, D... 

-ountv Commissioner 

Jas. Freeland, R... 

Theo. Sclecher, D 



Hiawatha City. 



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57 42 



120 143 
89 60 
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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



1885) 



18S5. 

January 2 P. D. W. Wilder re-elected a director of the State Historical 
Society. 

January 14. Farmers Institute at Hiawatha. 

January 24. The County Commissioners appropriate $2,700 for buildings 
at the county poor farm 

February 3. Township Election. 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, J. D. Stanley 

M. G. Ham 

Clerk Jesse Henney 

J. W. McGinais 

Chas Grimsby 

Treasurer, M . D. Hammond 

M. G. Ham 

Justice. Wm J. Cash 

J. Perrine 

Constable Isaac Ziller 

A J. Stone 

Jessie McGinnis 

H C. Sprague 

W. B. Wonder 

Jno A egeter 

Chas. Belle 

E. Snyder 

J Spi'cklemier 

O. Peterson 

J.Irwin 



I 

205 

57 1 
35 
26 
16'. 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 


5 

05 

'J 

35 


| 

-- 
59 
1 
61 
61 

1 
10 
60 

47 


i 


Trustee, P S. Shintaffer 


'14 


Clerk. W. F. Lambertsou 


37 

38 


98 
99 






C. W. Joss 

F. N. Stewart 




1 






10 


F M. Steward ..., 

J. N Anderson 


39 
39 


99 

86 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 






Trustee, E. Berkley 

Clerk, Jacob Reasoner ... 

J C. Watson 

M . Moore — 

Treasurer, P. Pfeiffer 

Milton Moore 

Justice, Marion Watson . 

David Hinion 

Constable, Thos. Massey 

Jasper Mesmore 

B Hicks 

Thos. Lydick 

M. Watson 

J. Slater 

J. C. Watson 



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jj 




















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113 


49 


84 


50 


25 




111 


50 


80 








109 


33 


90 


49 


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1 





POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 






Trustee. John H Hall 4l\ 

John A Davidson . 50i 

Clerk. L J. Cashman 4u 

Dr E Van Brunt 50! 

Henry Met bach 1] 

Treasurer, James Grubb 54 

Henry Mei bach 38! 

Constable. D. A. Woodmansee 4l| 

James Bartlev : 4.' 

Martin Bender 48 

James Smith , • 52' 



47 101 

23 (.1 

46 87 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, James H. Coe 

S. E Brown 

Clerk J. H. Kopietz 

W W Price 

H C Miller 

Treasurer, George Root .... 

John Lyons 

Justice, Peter Clevenger .... 

J . B Green 

Constable, lames Vineyard. 

W. N. Bushley 

George Scott 

Edward Adams , 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee.G W.Terrill 158 

S B vie Cray 92 

Clerk. Chas Hack 1 

M P. Rush 162 

•las Pomerov 80 

Treasurer, J B. Mitchell 158 

E C Bnnvn 91 

Constable A.Nellans 129 

C. S Finch 91 

M Terrill 103 

•i I. Mears 1 

Wm Morris 105 

MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Niram Curtis 131 

Clerk, A I.Kregar 131 

Treasurer. Jno. Hoover 131 

Constable. E. Aumiller 1^9 

Joe Pevton 131 

Jno Kinton 1 

Jas. Chandler j 



PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. H J.Gillespie 61 

I 



P Wiuslow. 

Clerk, A I Leibengood 100 

Treasurer, Wm. Evans 62 

H •» oillispie 35 

Constable. Geo. Lewis 99 

I G. I Dill man 102 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



187 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Geo. M. Wilson 49 

Clerk, J.A. Hewitt 49 

Treasurer, A. W. Bell 50 

Justice, J. C. Dickenson 48 

P L.Landis 49 

J. W Guinn 1 

Constable Chas. 1). Prewitt 48 

Morris Fraley SO 

Isaac Harman 2 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Wm. Radford Hi 

A. W McQuilkin 1 

Clerk, W. H Heimlich 114 

Treasurer, W. S Brown 114 

Justice, B. F. Killy - .. 87 

Satn'l Detwiler 26 

Geo. M Biair 108 

Jno Wondei 1 

Constable, J.V.Rollins Hi 

G. T. Woodman see 1L> 

Will Zimmerman 3 



February 9. Willis Lodge 232 I. O. O. F. incorporated, 

March G. The State Census gives Brown county a population of 15,954 
and Hiawatha 2,248. 

March 6. Meeting of the Brown county Horticultural society. Officers 
for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President, R. C. Chase; Secretary, 
J. S. Henney: Treasurer, B. F. Partch: Executive committee. G. W. Bubach, 
R. C. Chase, Samuel Detwiler. 

March 6. State encampment of the Grand Army meets at Fort Scott. 
O. C. Hill is elected chairman of the Board of administration and a delegate 
to the National encampment. Mrs. R. C. Chase was elected secretary of the 
W. R. C. and Mrs E N. Morrill a delegate to the National encampment. 

March 12. The Farmers Bank of Morrill incorporated. Capital stock 
$50,000 

March 30. The Powhattan M. E. diurch chartered by W. C. Powers, W. 
D. Frazey, E H. Emery, Jas. Grubb W. W. Lynn, Austin Myers, H. H. 

Lynn. 

April 3. The Northeastern Kansas Bee Keepers' Association holds its 
5th semi-annual session at Hiawatha. 

April 5. The United Presbyterian congregation of Hiawatha chartered 
by Jas. L. Anderson, Jas. H. Patton, J. F. Pinkerton, C. N, Williamson, J.N. 
Scouller, O. M. W}lie. 

April 7. Hiawatha City Election. 



Wards 12 3 4 

Mavor, H B. Wey 66 76 65 52 

Police Judjre John Cunningham. ..49 40 32 52 

C. H. Lawrence 18 38 35 3 

City Treasurer, Jno. Moon 67 79 67 55 

Treasurer Board Education 

C H. Janes 66 79 68 3 

Justice of the Peace 

L. S. Herbert 4 .. .. 12 

A . A. Holme 4 ■• ■■ H 

S F. Newlons : , 2 

Constables S.H.Johnson 64 7149 52 

H. B. Carey 58 62 42 51 



Wards 12 3 4 

Councilmen, C. W. Wellcome 65 

David Green 1 

I. N Smith "' 

C. Meisenheimer -,„ 

W, J. Nevins f_ 

S. Weaver 15 

School Board, Frank Case 60 

S, Bierer 2 , o 

A. R. May £ 

A. M. Shannon < 9 

J. G. Robertson 67 

J. W. Lamme •£ 

A. R. Bronson la 



April 11. Fire in Robinson. Loss $40,000. 

April 14. G. Y. Johnson, J. M. Boomer, W. S. White, W. S. Hall, S. 
Detwiler, E Harrington and Johnson Beatty are elected directors of the Brown 
county Exposition Association. They organized by the election of the follow- 
in" officers: J. M. Boomer, president; W. S. White, vice president; C. H. Law- 
jence, secretary: Wm. Shirley, financial secretary: Albert Lawrence, H. B. 
Wey and L. R. Yates, finance committee. 



188 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1885 

April 25. C. B. Bowman sells bis interest in the Kansas Democrat to 
George T. Williams. 

May 2. Gov. Martin appoints Wm. Shirley a member of the Board of Den- 
tal Examipers 

—"Annabel and Other Poems" by Mrs. Ellen Palmer Allertouof Hamlin 
are published by John B. Alden, N. Y. 

May 2. A meeting is held in the Council Chamber at Hiawatha and the 
Kansas Western Railway Company was regularly organized. Its charter pro- 
vided for an air line from Hiawatha to Denver. The purpose was to force the 
Central Branch into making a lease of its road to the Missouri Pacific and it 
worked admirably. John S< hilling was one of the directors. 

May 9. The Democrat says: "The M. E. Church which is now being 
torn down was the first church built in Brown county and the uncovering of 
the corner atone last Friday brought to light many interesting relics contained 
therein. Among its contents which were somewhat mildewed, were a copy of 
the Union Sentinel of July 1866, Downer, editor. Central Christian of June 
20, 1836, M. E. Hymn book. M. E. Almanac of that year, M. E Discipline, a 
copy of the common school laws of Kansas, By-laws of the Masons, Minutes of 
the M. E. Kansas conference, 1866, a Rible record, a Bible, some money, several 
pieces of U. S. and Confederate script and some coin, a list of the trustees,. 
viz, John Belts, H. F. Hall, A J. Selleg, E N. Morrill, H. M Robinson, C. L. 
Carroll, J. M. Cassel, a list of the building committee E. N. Morrill, H. F. 
Hall, A. J. Selleg. The Bible and money were donated bv Dr H. Sebum who 
was one of the company who gathered to see the box opened. He, W. S. Halt 
and Mrs. Fannie Wellcome were ,the only ones present who saw the corner 
stone laid. D. P. Mitchell was then the presiding elder. 

May 13 The God in the Constitutional Party hold a convention in the 
Presbyterian church in Hiawatha. 

May 20 W. C. T. U. convention at Hiawatha. Mrs. R. C. Chase was 
president and Mrs. Mary L. Scull secretary. The following committees were 
appointed: 

On plan of work, Mrs Mar.v R. Evans, Mrs Jessie Holt and Mrs. Park. 

On resolutions, Mrs. E. Harrington, Miss Mary Curl, Mrs White. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Resolved, First. That as the W. C. T. U. was largely the means of the passage of the 
scientific temperance law in our state making scientific temperance education compulsory.it 
becomes our duty to see to it that we secure the approved text books in our schools recommended 
by our national superintendent, Mary H. Hunt, and that we urge our school boards to place in 
our schools Joel Dormau Steele's Hygene Physology in Academies and high grade schools 
Temperance Physology. in Hygene, for intermediate grades, and ungrades schools the primer 
that will be published by A. S. Barnes & Co. 

Resolved, Second That it is the duty as well as the privilege of every woman to exercise 
the right of franchise in our school elections except where debarred by law relating to cities 
of the first and second classes. 

Resolved, Third. That we elect a full corps of officers to take a general oversight of county 
work. 

Resolved, Fourth That we, as W.C, T. U. ladies, wear our white ribbons not only to 
show what we are, but that it may be an advantage to us to know our own when we meet. 

Officers were elected as follows: President. Mrs. R. C. Chase; Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. G. A man n ; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Mary R. Evans: Record- 
ing Secretary, Mrs. G. Y. Johnson: Treasurer,. Mrs. D. L. Rork. 



1885J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 189 

May 30 Memorial Day is observed at Everest. Lon Eddy is Marshal of 
the day assisted by T. C Honuell and Dr Fisher. Col Johnson delivered the 
oration. Four graves were decorated one being that of a Confederate soldier. 

— Memorial Day is observed at Robinson. Dr. J. L. Lemaster is Marshal 
of the day. 

—Memorial Day is observed by Hiawatha Post 130 G A. R. 

May 31. The United Presbyterian church of Hiawatha is dedicated. 
Rev. T. vV Anderson of Baltimore, Md., Rev. Geo M. Re.-d of Newville, Pa., 
and Rev. S. R. Frazier of Youngstown, Ouio conducted the dedicatory services. 
The church is 50x32 with an ell 20x16 and the spire is 80 feet high. 

Junk 16 The Kansas Academy of Language and Literature meets at 
Lawrence. O. C. Hill is elected Vice President. 

July 2 The corner stone of the Hiawatha Methodist Episcopal church is 
laid The corner stone of the old building is replaced and the following articles 
added to the collection: Demo-rat of June 27. 1885; World of same date; 
Atchison Champion of Ju.y 2, 1885; Kansas Pity limes, same date; Kansas 
Methodist of July 1, 1335; Cent.al Christian Advocate of June 3J; Minutes Kau- 
sas Conference March 1885; School Liws of Kansas for 1885; list of the officers 
and membets of the M. E. church; list of the members of building 
committee and contractors; list of subscribers to the new building; list 
of the officers and members of the M. E. Sunday school; history of the 
Hiawatha M E church; copy of the discipline of 1884; photograph of the old 
building; Sunday sch >ol collection of coins; by Dr L. R. Yates, silver dollar of 
1885. 

July 4. Celebration at Baker. E. Harrington is president of the day and 
delivers the address 

— Celebration at Hamlin Rev. Gill of Hiawatha delivers the address. 

—Celebration at Everest T C llounell is vlarshal of the day. W. D. 
Webb delivered the oration. 

July 16 Esq I. N Seaman dies at his home at Claytonville. 

July 2o Asbury M E. church in the Heckler neighborhood is dedicated. 
Rev. E. Gill, of Kiawath i, conducted the sei vices. The church is 28x44 with 
a 22 loot ceiling. 

August 3. The Ninth Annual Teachers' Institute opens under the man- 
agement of E Stanley, Miss R E. Davis and C. P. Carey. 

August 8 Mem >rial services in honor of General Grant are held in the 
court house park Congressman E N Morrill presided and addresses were 
made by Rev. E Gill and Col Allen Buckuer. A collection of $65.30 was 
taken for the proposed mmumjut to Gen Grant at Fort. Leavenworth,. 

August 13. \t the annual school meeting a majority of the districts 
voted in favor of county uniformity of text books and Superintendent Smyth 
designated Augu-t 28th as a day for the election of the county school book 
board. 

Fairview Cemetery Vssociatioa incorporated with James W. Belts, J. M. 
Sewell, Henry Meyer, Andrew Carothers and John Kasermann as trustees 

—The Northern Kansas \fedicil Society meets at the Court House. 

August 18 WiNs M. bJ. church chartered by H A. Pasley, Jesse Mack, 
Jesse Henuey, Geo. Mel I, l J . R. Htnnou, G. Y. Johnson, M. G Ham 

August 22 Hiawatha Commaudry No 13 K. T incorporated. 

—Mount lioreb Cliapier No. 43 R. A. M. incorporated. 



190 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1885 

August 28. R. H. Brewster of Irving: A. J. Leibengood of Padonia: C. P. 
Carey of Hamlin; C. A. Saylor of Morrill; H. F. Mellenbruch of Walnut; W. S. 
Brown of Hiawatha; W. O. Bechtel of Robinson: Theodore Schecker of Wash- 
ington; M. G. Ham of Mission: L. J. Cashraan of Powhattan are elected as 
the county text book board. 

September 4. Meeting of the county text book board. A. J. Leibengood 
is elected as recording secretary and C. P. Carey as corresponding secretary. 
The county superintendent as chairman ex officio appointed the following com- 
mittees: On readers, arithmetics and miscellaneous books, C. P. Carey, H. F. 
Mellenbruch, C. A. Saylor: on U. S. History, physiology, spellers and book-keep- 
ing, W. O. Bechtel, W. S. Brown, A. J. Leibengood, R. H. Brewster; on geog- 
raphies, grammars and copy books, M. G, Ham, L. J. Cashman, T. Schecker. 

Septembers. The Democrat publishes a list of 244 citizens who pay 
taxes to the amount of $100 or more. 

September 9-12. The twentieth annual fair is held. A soldiers' reunion 
and sham battle is held in connection with it. Light Battery F. Second regi- 
ment, U. S. A. in command of Lieut. Carl A. Woodruff is present and assists 
in the exercises. The officers of the sham battle Were Brigadier general, E. 
Bierer; Colonels, A. H. Robb, A. H. Holmes; Lieut. Colonels, J. E. Price, J. 
Allison; Majors, H. J. Aten. S. Hatch: First Company, Capt. J.H. Fraser; First 
Lieutenant, J.H. Moyer; Seiond Lieutenant, B. S. Foster; Second company, 
Captain, L. H. Smyth; First Lieutenant, P. A. Tisdel: Second Lieutenant, 
Tom Miller; Third Company, Captain, F. D. Krebbs, First Lieutenant, J. 
Schilling, Second Lieutenant, Thurston Chase; Fourth Company, Captain, J. 

C. Kelsey, First Lieutenant. C. V. Pyle: Second Lieutenant, William Pierce; 
Light Artillary, commanded by S W. Aldrich. Robinson Company, Captain, 
T. J. Payne, First Lieutenant, H. Hickman, Second Lieutenant, J. L. Lemas- 
ter. 

September 12. Meeting of the county text book board. The following 
adoptions are made. Readers, Butlers; Arithmetics, Fishes'; Spellers, New 
American: Geographies, Swinton's Revised; Copy Books, Spencerian; Civil 
Government, Townsend's; Grammar, Wells': Physiology and Hygene, Smith's; 
History, Taylor's. 

September 19. The Mission Center Wesleyan Methodist church is organ- 
ized with Rev. F. D. Hewitt, as pastor. 

September 19. The Charter for the Topeka. Hiawatha, and Chicago 
railway is filed. Thos. A. Osborn. E. P. Baker. J K. Hudson and John Fran- 
cis of Topeka, M. M. Beck of Holton and D. W. Wilder of Hiawatha are the 
directors. The road was to run from Topeka to Hiawatha and from Hiawatha 
to Rulo and connect witli the B. & M. 

September —. State convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance 
Union at Topeka. Mrs. Corlew and Mrs. R. C. Chase are the delegates from 
Hiawatha. Mrs. R. C. Chase is elected recording secretary. 

October 12. Mother Biekerdyche is given a reception at the Armory. 

October 21. Democratic county convention. J. W. Martin was chosen 
temporary chairman and George T. Williams temporary secretary. The fol- 
lowing committees were appointed: Permanent organization, Dr. J, N. Schooler 

D. A. Short, W. S. Hall Resolutions, James D. Stanley, J. J. Burger, J. 
D. Hinton. Credentials, Dr. Taylor. J. C. Dickinson, George M. Teale. 

The committee on permanent organization reported for permanent chair- 



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191 



man, J. K. McGinnis, and for permanent secretary George T. William-) 
Adopted. Mr. McGinnis declined to serve as chairman and J N Schoolei was 
elected. 

Tlie committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 



Hiawatha— W. S Hall, Stewart Litlo. 

Morril — B A Zavits. 

Hiawatha. First Ward - Delegates, Albert 
Lawrence, W. W. Beymer. Alternates, N B. 
Moore, GdO'ge T. Williams second Ward, 
Delegates, W O. Noble, Dave Hubert Alter- 
nates. George Morton. Eli Moser Third 
Ward, Delegates, J. N. Schooler and I) A 
Short. Alternates, Gu>rge Boone. r , H 0. 
Baker Fourth Ward, Delegates. I'hos Cheal, 
John VVhite. Alterua es, T. H Fitzpatrick, 
George Montgomery. 



Robinson— Dr. W. Taylor, J. W Martin. 
Irving- J. C Dickinson, Charles > asselle 
Baker J. K McGinnis, C D.Baker 
Willis— J. D. Stanley, T. Bealer. 
Tyler— J B Scantlin, H. Monroe 
Carson— W H. Meyer 
Everest— H C. Miller, James Coe. 
Washington— Carey Finley. 
Padonia— H. J Gillispie. D S Jones. 
Reserve— J. J Burger, W Walker, 
Hamlin— G M Teale. J D. Htnton. 
Powhattau— Mat Gilmore, W. A Fish, G 
Foster, J. A. Davidson. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following platform whicli was 
adopted: 

The Democracy in Brown county in convention assembled for the first time under a national 
democratic administration congratulates the country upon the re-toration of the Democratic 
party to power by the election of Grover Cleveland for president and Thomas A. Hendricks for 
vice presidtnt of the United States. 

2. We hereby re-affirm the principles set forth in the last national and state platform 

3. We endorse the administration of President Cleveland as honest and statesmanlike thus 
far and predi. t that when it shall be closed it cm be said that it was begun, continued and 
ended in the interests of the people and to the glory of the country. 

4. We condemn all efforts of spoil mongers, camp followers and professional politicians 
to arbitrarily dispose of federal patronage in this stale, deplore attempt to propogate 
in th' public mind a notion that public preferemeut under Democratic rule depends upon a 
ca^d of approval from any man or c ique, earnestly desire that character, capacity, integrity 
and devotion to Democracy and not allegience to cabals of selfish and ambitious place hunters 
shall be a passport to preferement at the hands of the administration ; and congratulate the 
country that the political bosses have no place in the council of the national executive. 

5. The best interests of the country require that the various national offices shall be filled 
with competent Democrats as rapidly as the best interests of the public service will permit. 

6. We declare in favor of temperance by whatever rm-thoa observation and experience 
teach us to be most effective and beuificieut. 

7 We demand an economical administration of county affairs, a fair assessment of proper- 
ty for purposes of. taxation and a reduction of taxation to the lowest point 

8. We pledge the candidates this day nominated if elected will be faithful to the interests 
of the people and efficient and honest in the discharge of their official duties. 

For county treasurer Albert Lawrence received 26 votes and W Noble 9. 

C. M Berkley for county clerk, Eli Moser for sheriff, U M. Robinson for 
register of deeds, Fl. F Mellenbruch for surveyor and Dr J. N Schooler for cor- 
oner were nominated by acclamation. For commissioner of the se ond district 
W. S. Hall received 8 votes and W. B. Baker 4. 

October 17 Republican county convention. W. A Biggert was chosen 
temporary chairman and L II. Smyth temporary secretary The following 
committees were appointed: Permanent organization, L N Reid. I. P Win- 
slow, John Lorimer Credentials, A. J Anderson, J Liehty, Wm. Radford, 
H. Lawrence, Milton Moore.* Order of Business, E. Berkley, Thomas McCoy, 
John Hall. 



192 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 1 1885 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates: 



Carson — John Mann, A. J. Anderson. 

Tyler- J J. Webb, Samutl Fouls. 

Padonia— Thomas McCoy, Isaac Dilley, I. P. 
Wiuslow. 

Baker— A.M. Hannah, W. M. Nellans, John 
Speuce. 

Willis— L. K. Chase, J. J. Figley, John Lor- 
imer, Dr. W. H. Barber, Henry A. Smith, J. J. 
Erwin. 

Robinson— Fred Lyman, H Cheal, P. S. 
Kelley, E. C. Carroll, D. B. Campbell, 

Everest— W. W. Price. C. B. Weaver, M. L. 
Guelich. 

Washington— George Anderson. 

Kickapoo — Robert Andrews, J. H. Hall. 

Powhattan— W. D Frazey, J. Grubb. 



Hiawatha— S. Wilkinson, H. Sebum, T. 
Chase, J. S. Henney, B. F. Partch, E. A. La- 
Fever, Wm. Radford. 

Hiawatha. First Ward— John Merrill, H. C. 
Pearson. 

Hiawatha, i econd Ward— A. F. Bechtel, I. 
N. Smith. 

Hiawatha, Third Ward— C. H. Lawrence, L. 
H. Smyth. 

Hiawatha, Fourth Ward— W. J. Nevins, C. J. 
Lawson. 

Irving— Jacob Rhulen, C. C. Gregg* E. Mor- 
ton, G. W. Lindley. 

Hamlin— Milton Moore, M. Schmitt, E. Berk- 
ley, C. R. Gaston. 

Reserve— J. C. Watson, John Syster 

Morrill-L. N. Reid, N. Curtis, J. Lanning, 
J. Lichty, W. A. Biggart 

Thomas McLaughlin for treasurer, G. I. Prewitt for clerk, T. J.Marion for 
surveyor and S. Detwiler for commissioner were nominated by acclimation. 
For register of deeds six ballots were had as follows: 

12 3 4 5 6 

M. G. Ham 9 13 17 27 29 32 

A. J. Leibengood....24 26 28 25 29 26 

P. W. Hoskinson.... 9 10 8 5 1. 

J. A. Hewitt 6 2 2 2 

J. V. McNamar 7 5 4 

P. R. Harmon 3 3 

J. B. Allison 1 

For sheriff fourteen ballots were had as follows: 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 

Geo. Woodraanse 12 11 16 16 14 14 14 13 16 Id 19 -1 28 31 

S. Hunter 21 21 20 19 19 18 18 24 26 23 23 L6 28 28 

S. Thompson 19 18 18 16 16 17 17 14 8 withdrawn 

I. N. Smith.... ' 2 6 4 6 7 8 7 6 7 8 

S. H. Johnson 5 3 1 

J. V. Rollins 2 

W. Lambertson 2 12 9 8 3 

The following central committee was elected: Irving, A. W. Bell; Padonia, 
I. P. Winsiow; Hamlin, A. R. Smith; Reserve, M.S. Watson; Morrill, J. 
Lichty; Tyler, P. H. Shintaffer; Carson, Noah Hanson; Hiawatha, J S. Hen- 
ney; Hiawatha, First Ward, C. W. Wellcome; Hiawatha Second Ward, I. N. 
Smith; Hiawatha, Third Ward, H. J. Aten; Hiawatha, Fourth Ward, W. J. 
Nevins; Washington, J. P. Freeland; Everest, M. L. Guelich; Willis, John 
Lorimer; Baker, W. M. Nellans; Kickapoo, W. D. Rife; Powhattan, W. D: 
Frazey. 

October 28. The Prohibition county convention nominates the following 
ticket: Treasurer, W. M. Robertson; Clerk, J. S. Moore; Register, J. B. Allison 
Sheriff, W. H. Conkling; Surveyor, I. F. Douthart; Coroner, A. J. Dooley; 
Commissioner, Samuel Moyer. 

The following resolutions were passed: 

Resolved, That as patriotic citizens of the United States of America in the beautiful state 
of Kansas, we declare our belief in the position necessary for the Prohibition party in order 
that the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors as a beverage may be entirely prevented. 



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193 



Resolved. That there is no hope of attaining' said Prohibition by or throug-h either of the 
old parties and we therefore pledge our best efforts to advance and secure the greatly desired 
blessing of prohibition through the influence of the Prohibition party both state and National. 

October 31. Geo. H. Wheeler, a prisoner in the county jail, announces 
himself as a candidate for sheriff. 

October 31. At a meeting of the Brown county bar an address was is- 
sued and Col. E. Bierer was appointed to act with representatives from other 
counties in memoralizing the legislature to grant some relief to this judicial 
district by dividing the district. 

November 2. Frank Thomas is elected City Clerk of Hiawatha. 



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December 6. The M. E church is dedicated. Bishop Nindeof Topeka, 
preached the dedicatory sermon. $3,800 was raised being more than enough 
to meet all expenditures. $10,000 was the cost of the new church. 



194 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1836 

December 11. The Northeastern Kansas Bee-Keeper- Association meets 
at Hiawatha witli J. VV. Margrave in the chair Officers for the ensuing year 
were elected as follows: President, H J. Ward, of Farniington; Vice President, 
J. A Johnson, of Everest; Treasurer, T. B. Dickason; Secretary, M J. Dicka- 
son. 

December 22. A railroad meeting was held at Comet and J. F. Cashman 
was elected a delegate to accompany the Sabetha delegation to Leavenworth 
to confer with the board of trade of that city in regard to the Leavenworth 
Southern and Northern Railway. 

1886. 

January 19. Fourth annual session of the Farmers Institute at the 
courthouse. Papers are read by Peter Pfeiffer, P. W. Fuller, A. Carothers, 
John Springer, S. Detwiler, A. A Fiink, J. M. Bo»m3r, T J. Elliott, F. D. 
Coburn, C H. Isley, W. O Bechtel. H. F. Mellenbruch was elected 
president, John McCreary, Vice President, and P. W. Fuller, H. Seburn, and 
A. Carothers, executive committee 

January 20. N. S Grover is appointed Superintendent of the Poor farm. 

February 1. II. M Robinson is appointed city assessor fo,- Hiawatha. 

February 17. The twenty-second judi ial distiict is created composed of 
the counties of Brown, Nemaha and Doniphan The Terms of court are fix' d 
to begin in Brown county on the first Mondays of .January, April and October. 
Two days later this is amended to read the flrst Mondays of February May 
and November. 

February 18 Farmers Institute at Morrill E. Berkley is president and 
J. Liclity secretary. 

February 20 The state is redistricted and Brown county becomes the 
forty-fourth legislative district. 

February 25. R. C. Bassett of Nemaha is appointed judge of the twenty- 
second judicial district. 

March 6. The great strike on the Missouri Pacific reaches Hiawa'ha. 

March 12 The third annual contest of the State luter-Collegiate Associa- 
tion is held at Topeka. Of the six colleges and universities represented two 
were represented by Brown county students. Ewing Herbert represented Em- 
poria college and Miss Alice Boomer represented Ottawa university 

March 18 Melville Lodge No. 279,1 0.0 F is organized at Biker by 
H. M. Waller with the following charter numbers: W. M. Nel'ans, B. P. 
Blanchard, Chas. Smith, J. Beatty, J W. Beare. 

— David Moore dies. 

March 23. The Hiawatha Reformed church amends its charter so as to 
provide for services in either the German or English language 

April 5. Everest city election results in the selection of J M Lyons for 
mayor; T. C Honnell, L. A. Irsik, John Green, Francis Barnes, Jas. A. Ken- 
nedy for councilmen: G. M. Bartlow for police judge. 

April 6. City election in Hiawatha results in the selection of J. D. Blair, 
D. Rupert, E Hoye and T. Cheal as councilmen: C. D. Lawrence, F D. Krebs, 
W, S. Fraser, W. M. Wellcome, A. N. Todd and J S Henney as members of 
the Board of Education; A. A. Holmes and L. S. Herbert as justices and J. N. 
Davis as constable. 

April 13.— G. Y. Johnson, J. Beatty, G R. T. Roberts, S. Detwiler, Eii 



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195 



Davis, H. Sebum, J. D. Stanley, are elected as directors of the Brown County 
Exposition Association. The Board organizes by the election of G. R. T. 
Roberts, president; S Detwiler, vice president; C. H. Lawrence, secretary; W . 
M. Shirley, financial secretary; John E. Moon, treasurer; Albert, Lawrence, H. 
B. Wey and L. R. Yates, finance committee. 

April 19. The following officers for Hiawatha city are chosen: S. F. 
Newlon, city attorney; Frank J. Thomas, city clerk; S. Hunter, city marshal; 

D. M. Van Horn, assistant marshal; J. M. Embler, street commissioner: Eli 
Allendorf, John L. Merrill and Jacob Cavode, fire wardens; Mrs. M, J. Ham- 
bau^h, librarian. 

May 19. The Kansas Classis of the Reformed church holds its annual 
session at the Bethany church in Hiawatha. 

May 24. Republican county convention. W. W. Price was chairman and 
, J. B. Mitchell, secretary. L. A. Smyth, J. A. Fulton and S. Thompson were 
appointed, a committee on credentials and S. Hunter, Bert Patch, J. L. Lea- 
master; a committee on permanent organization. 

J. P. Davis, W. M. Wellcome, W. M. Nellans, J. W. Clark, D. K. Babbitt, 
J. J. Webb were selected as delegates to the congressional convention. 

D. Copeland, W. W. Price, L. H. Smyth, Jesse Holt, J. A. Fulton, P. 
Pfeiffer were selected as delegates to the state convention. 

Capt. Schilling introduced the following resolution, which, after a general 
interchange of opinions, was unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That the Republicans of Brown County endorse the administration of Governor 
Jno. A. Martin, and are in favor of his renomination. 

The following resolution, introduced by C. W. Johnson, was also unani- 
mously adopted: 

Whereas, Lucian H. Smyth has been favorably mentioned by many teachers of Northern 
Kansas for the office of State Superintendent of Schools, therefore be it 

Resolved. That the delegates of this convention to the state convention be instructed to 
present his name to the convention for that office and to use all honorable means to secure his 
nomination. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates: 

Irving-— Geo. M. Wilson, C. O. Brown, J. G. 
Marcum, J. A. Hewitt. 

Padonia— I. P. Winslow. 

Hamlin— M. Moore, John Sterns, Peter 
Pfeiffer, A. R. Smith. 

Reserve— J. W. Clark, Jr , J. C. Watson. 

Morrill— W.. C. Cecil, John Fulton, A. W. 
Stuart, S. Bell, O. H Brady. 

Tyler— S. Thompson, J. J. Webb. 

Walnut— T. W. Evans, A. Carothers. 

Baker— W. M. Nellans, Jesse Holt, J. W. 
Spence. 

Willis-L. C. Smith, W. F. Crawford, F. F. 
Miles, N. E. Chapman, Berky, Jno. Lorimer. 

May 25. W. C. T. U. Convention at Hiawatha. 

May 26. Republican Congressional convention at Atchison re-nominates 

E. N. Morrill for congress. John Schilling is the Brown county member of the 
central committee. 

May 30. Memorial Day is observed at Everest. T. C. Honnell delivers 
the principal address. 

June 19. Citizens of Walnut township present a petition to the county 



Everest— James Kennedy, E J. Patch, W. 
W. Price. 

Washing-ton— Ulrick Kuudson. 

Robinson— P. S. Kelley, D. D. Work J L. 
Leamaster, M. P. Rush, J. B. Mitchell. 

Hiawatha Township— A. G. Speer, A. Mc- 
Quilkiu, W. S. Brown, N. D. Loose, Samuel 
Detwiler, Jno. Schilling, J. S. Henny. 

Hiawatha City— First ward, Frank Case. 
Stephen Hunter. Second ward, R. C. Chase, 
J. P. Davis. Third Ward, C. W. Johnson, L. 
H. Smyth. Fourth ward— J. W. Lamme. 



196 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1886 

board asking that a special election be held to enable Walnut township to 
vote $18,000 worth of bonds to the C. It & N Railway Co. A Special election 
was ordered for July 17th at which tim; the bonds were voted by a vote of 200 
for to 99 against. 

JuNE2t\ School district No. 79, Hickory Grove, was organized by Supt. 
L. H. Smyth. The first board were Peter Reed, director: Jno. Vlaud^ley, clerk: 
Jno. Greer, treasurer. 

July 1. The M E, church of Hiawatha, chartered with J. P Davis, W. 
M. Welcome, W S. Hall, J. S. Henney. Robt. Shannon, R. O. Cha-»e. S Det- 
wiler, J. W. Lamme and W. H, Heffner as directors. The value of the pro- 
perty is given at $12,000. One hundred and thirty names of members are 
affixed to the charter. 

July 4. Celebration at Everest. 

—Celebration at Robinson, S L Ryan is orator of the day. 

July 9. The Brown County Herald is issued at Morrill by Price and Shel- 
ton. It lasts just six weeks. 

July 14. The C. K & N. Railway Co., commences to grade it's right-of- 
way in Brown county. 

July 16. The Brown County Herald ^ives the following list of businesses 
represented in the town of Morrill Oue bank, two blacksmith shops, one har- 
row factory, one feed grinder, one barber, one harness shop, two dry goods 
stores, one restaurant, one hotel, one millinery room, one pool room, two hard- 
ward ware stores, one lumber yard, one meat market, one livery stable, one 
patent fence machine factory, twi coal dealers, three stock buyers, two doctors 
two elevators, one agricultural establishment, one furniture store, one college, 
one public school, two churches, 500 nice cottage homes. A few dudes and 400 
pretty girls. 

July 21. Republican judicial convention at Hiawatha. A S. Brewster of 
Doniphan was chairman, C. K. Seville of Nemiha, secretary and R. T, Her- 
rick of Doniphan assistant seeretary. The Brown county delegates were: L. 
R. Yates, S. F. Newlon, J. M Boomer, Jno. Lorimer, J. A Hewitt. 

R C. Bassett received 20 votes for judge and James Falloon, 10 

D. K. Babbitt and S F. Newlon, were made the Brown couuty membersof 
the central committee. This committee orginizeJ by the election of S. L. 
Rj an as chairman, and S. F. Newlon, secretary. 

July 21. The C. K & N. files the plat of its line of road through Brown 
county. 

July 31. Democratic county convention Col. E. Bierer was chairman 
and J J. Burger, secretary. Geo. T. Williams, Dr. B F. Johnson aud John 
White were appointed a committee on permanent organization and J. H. 
Meyer, Henry Williams and vl V. Christy on credentials. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention:* 

Baker--H. B. Walters, J. C. Swartz. I Carson— W. D. Beale, W. H. Meyer. 

Willis— G. \\ Johnson, J. D. Stanley. Tyler— H F, Mellenbrjch. 

Washing-ton — B. F. Johnson, J. M. Lyons, | Irving'— J C Dickinson. Charles Cassell. 
J. Hess, Sr.. Carey Finley. j Hiawatha Township-J. L. Allem. W H. 

Hamlin— Geo. M. Teale, Josiah Bean. Chandler. 

Robinson— J. H. Williams. M. V Christy. Hiawatha City— First ward, G T.Williams 

Kickapoo— Thomas H. Brown, Wm. Gil- N. B. Moore. Second ward, Eli Davis, Col. E. 
more. j Bierer. Third ward, Wm. Ahem, John H. 

Powhattan—S. F. Amend, J. .A. Davidson, j Meyer. Fourth ward— John White, T. Cheal. 

Padonia— R. M. Stewart, Thomas Hart. 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



Geo. E. Clayton and Nicholas Berney were contesting delegates from Willis 
and sought to have the report amended, but the report of the committee was 
adopted. 

Geo. T. Williams, H. B. Wey, J D. Hinton. Thos. H. Brown, N. Berney 
and J. M. Lyons were chosen as delegates and A. Lawrence, E. Bierer, J. M. 
Teale, Geo, 8. Foster, G. Y. Johnson and J. B. Green as alternates to the state 
convention and instructed for Col. Tliomas Moonlight for governor. 

H. F. Mellenbruch, H C. Baker, J. A. Davidson, H. Williams, J. C. Kelsey 
and W. W. Minturn were elected as delegates and Henry Isely, J. H. Meyer 
S. F. Amend, J. T. Pomeroy, J. J. Fisher and Josiah Bean as alternates to the 
congressional convention and instructed for Col. E. Bierer for congress. 

The following central committee was appointed: 

Hamlin. Jolin Hillman; Robinson, M. V. Christy; Hiawatha, Stewart 
Litle; Irving, J. C Dickinson; Reserve, J. J. Burger; Willis, Taylor Beeler; 
Everest, J. B. Green; Tyler, Geo. Warner; Walnut, W. D. Beale; Powhattan, 
Armstrong Martin; Morrill, T. P. Gordon: Padonia, A. Argo; Baker, John Mc- 
Creary; Washington, A C. Adams; Kickapoo, W. M Gilmore; Hiawatha, First 
ward. Geo. T Williams; Second ward, J. C Kelsey; Third ward, J. H.Meyer; 
Fourth ward, John White 

The committee organized by electing Col. E. Bierer, chairman and Geo. 
T. Williams, secretary. 

August 2. Teachers Normal Institute opens at Hiawatha with E. Stan- 
ley as conductor and C. P. Cary and C. G, Blakely as assistants. 

August 4. Democratic state convention at Leavenworth nominates Tom 
Moonlight for governor. Geo. T. Williams is elected a member of the state 
central committee. 

August 5 The Republican state central committee appoint E. N. Morrill 
as one of the delegates to the anti-saloon convention at Chicago. 

—A railroad meeting is heid at Everest to consider the proposition from 
the C. R. I. & P. road relative to locating a depot near Everest. Dr. John- 
son was chosen chairman and M. L. Guelich secretary The road asked for 
reasonable depot grounds and a mile of right of way for which it agreed to 
maintain a depot in the west half of the northeast quarter of 32-4-18. The 
meeting agreed to tender the road $500. This tender was refused aud Everest 
lost the depot. 

August 7. D. W. Wilder is a candidate for state printer. 

August 9. The citizens of Hiawatha hold a meeting to discuss the water 
problem. J. P. Davis was chairman and W. B. Kingsley secretary. It is de- 
cided to sink the artesian well 2,000 feet and J. Schilling, L. R Yates, E. N. 
Morrill, G. H Adams, I. B. Hoover, C H Lawrence and Col. E. Bierer were 
appointed a committee to solicit the necessary funds for that purpose. The 
funds could not be raised and the project was abandoned. 

August 13. T.J.Elliott announced through the Brown County Herald 
that his name may be submitted to the Republican Convention as a candidate 
for the legislature. 

September 4. Democratic Congressional convention at Leavenworth 
nominated E. Bierer for Congress. 

September 11. Republican county convention. D. K. Babbitt was 
chairman and L. H. Smyth secretary. J. B Mitchell, A. M. McQuilken, T. 
C. Mathews, F. F. Miles and W. W. Price were appointed a committee on ere- 



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ANNALS OJT-'BROWS'COTTSTT. 



T1886 



dentials and J. P. Davis, J. L. Leamaster and L. M. Reid a committee on per- 
manent organization. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention. 



Biawatha Township-<S. Detwiler, D. K. 
Babbitt, N. I). Loose. A. McQuilkia J. Hanna, 
Q E. Mitchell, R Zimmerman. 

Powhattan precinct— W. D. Frazey, A. D. 
Lynch. 

Reserve— O. C. Rummel, M. S. Watson. 

Willis— F. F Miles John Lorimer, J. Good- 
win, U W. Honnell, H.A.Smith, J. M Bell 

Baker— S. E. Erwin, C W. Smith, Jessie 
Holt. 

Morrill— Jacob Lichty. John Hoover, John 
Fulton. F. Reid. Rev. W. A. Bigg-art. 

Everest— Lon Eddy. T. C. Honnell, W W 
Price. 

Washington precinct— George Anderson. 

Carson— A. Carothers, Campbell Evans. 

Irving Township— A. W Bell, G. M. Wil- 



son, C O. Brown, J N Quinn. 

Kickapoo precinct— W. D. Rife 
ley. 

Tyler— S Thompson, Joseph Haigh. 

Padonia Township— A J. Leibengood 
Kinzie, I>aac Dilly. 

Robinson Township— J B Mitchell 
Kelley, Geo. Terri.l, J. L. Lemaster, 
Carroll. 

Hamlin Township— Peter Pfeiffer, 
Mathews. E. Blanchard, T. B. Lydick. 

Hiawatha City— First Ward, Frank Case, J 
V. McNamar. Second Ward, J. P. Davis Jno 
Cunningham. Third Ward, W M. Welcome 
L H.Smyth Fourth Ward. A. N. Todd, J 
W. Lamme. 



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T. C. 



For Probate Judge the first ballot stood: T. B Dickason 29, B F. Partch 
10, R. H. Brewster 1, T. J. Payne 13, A. A. Holmes 6. The second ballot stood: 
Dickason 34. Partch 9. Brewster 1, Payne 11, Holmes 4. 

For county attorney Sample F. Newlon received 30 votes and Ira J. Lacock 
29. 

For county superintendent 0. P. Carey had 39, O. C. Hill 9, R. C. Chase 
9, John Curtis 1. 

For clerk of the court, the first ballot resulted: W. L. Guelich 24, Wm. 
Heimlich 15, J. K.Klinefelter 17, E N Pugh 3. Second ballot, Guelich 29, 
Heimlich 9, Klinefelter 20, Pugh 1, O. C. Hill 1. Third ballot: Guelich 34, 
Heimlich P, Klinefelter 18. 

T. J. Elliott was nominated for representative by acclamation. 

J. P. Davis offered the following resolution which was adopted: 

Resolved That we, the Republicans of Brown county in convention assembled, do hereby 
pledge auew our faith in and devotion to the principles of the Republican party as enunciated 
in our state platform. That we endorse the administration of Gov. John A. Martin and pledge 
our full and cheerful support to the state congressional and county tickets. 

Elias Berkley was nominated for commissioner the vote standing Elius 
Berkley 10, J. F. Cash man 6, G. R. T. Roberts 3. 

The following central committee was selected: Irving, A. W. Bell: Padonia, 

A. J. Leibengood; Hamlin, F. M. Unkefer; Morrill, L. N Reid; Tyler, J. J. 
Webb; Carson, A J. Anderson; Hiawatha Township, S. Detwiler; Robinson. J. 

B. Mitchell; Washington, S E. Brown; Everest, C, B. Weaver; Willis, John 
Lorimer; Baker, E W. Smith; Powhattan, A D. Lynch; Kickapoo, W. D. 
Rife; Hiawatha, First Ward, F. J, Thomas; Hiawatha, Second Ward, T. C. 
Brundage; Hiawatha, Third Ward, W. M. Welcome; Hiawatha, Fourth Ward, 
J. W. Lamme. 

September 1418. The 21st Annual Fair is held at Hiawatha. S. Det- 
wiler is president and C. H. Lawrence secretary. 

September 15. Prohibition county convention. J. W. Margrave was 
chairman and J. B. Stephens secretary. -Geo. W. Shealey, A. P. Browning, W. 



1886] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 199 

H. Conklin, J. M. Marcum, John Lanning, H. F. Douthart and Chas. Hack 
were appointed a committee on resolutions and reported the following which 
were unanimously adopted: 

Resolved That only through the Prohibition party can we hope to crush the tyrant, King- 
Alcohol, in Kansas as w<rll as in the nation, and so thoroughly strengthen the foundations of 
our government that in all our borders every inhabitant may enjoy the inestimable blessings 
of freedom . 

Resolved That the late Republican legislature, instead of redeeming the party's pledge by 
giving us successful prohibition, has, at the suggestion of its governor, inflicted upon' our com- 
monwealth the infamous drug store application farce, which has converted a large majority 
of the druy stores into saloons. 

Resolved That because the Republican party has sold us out and the Democratic party is 
so largely in favor of the accursed traffic, we believe it is the duty of every patriot and christian 
to support the Prohibition party. 

Resolved That we heartily endorse the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the na- 
tion and pledge them our individual support in their efforts to secure a lawmaking scientific 
temperance instruction obligatory throughout our nation. 

Resolved That we heartily endorse the state platform of our party 

The following ticket was nominated: Representative, W. H. Conklin; Pro- 
bate Judge, J W. Margrave; Clerk of Court, J. C. Anderson; Superintendent, 
Lilly Mason; Commissioner. A. P, Browning. Miss Mason refused to take the 
nomination and L. A. Lucore was placed on the ticket by the central com- 
mittee. 

September 20. First lot sold in Horton. f 

October 2. Democratic county convention. Col. E. Bierer was chosen 
temporary chairman and Geo. T. Williams temporary secretary. C. H. War- 
ren, H. J. Gillispie and C. D. Baker were appointed a committtee on creden- 
tials and reported the following list of delegates entitled to seats in the con- 
vention: 



Everest-J. B. Green, T. Schecker, J. H. Coe 
John Lyons. 

Washington— C. Findley, L,. A. Irsik. 

Willis-T. Beeler, S. R. Johnson, P. Reed, 
N. Berney. 

Carsjn-W. D. Bea'e, H.A.Wagoner, Geo. 
Warner, H. F. Mellenbruch. 

Powhattan— S. C. Amend, D. E. Van Brunt 
J. A Davidson. 

Kickapoo— M. Gilmore, T. Brown. 

Padonia— H. J. Gillispie F. O'Neil, J. Argo. 

Irving— J. C. Dickinson. 

Baker— John McCreary, J. F. McGinnis, C. 
D. Baker, J. K. McGinnis. 



Hiawatha, First Ward— N. B. Moore, M. 
Hesselberger. 

Hiawatha, Second Ward — Wm. Baker, J. C. 
Kelsey. 

Uiawatha, Third Ward— D. A. Short, J H. 
Meyer. 

Hiawatha, Fourth Ward— John White. J. C. 
Dunn. 

Hiawatha Township— W. H. Chandler, John- 
son Beatty, S Litle. 

Robinson-J. H. Williams, M. V. Christy, J. 
A. Glenn, J. A. Gafford. 

Morrill— T. P. Gordon, E B. McKim, C. K. 
Hardin 

Hamlin — J. Hillmon, J. Stafford, D. Hinton, 
O. W. Warren. 

W. D. Beale, J. C. Kelsey and Nicholas Berney were appointed a com- 
mittee on permanent organization and recommended D. A. Short for perma- 
nent chairman and J. H. Meyer for secretary which report was adopted. 

For probate judge CD. Lawrence received 38 votes and J. A. Jeffries 8. 

For county superintendent J. W. Carnahan received 36 votes and J.N. 
Scouller 11. 

For county attorney B. F. Killey received 41 votes and Nathan Jones 6. 

For representative E. Harrington received 26 votes, Johnson Beatty 14, 
Taylor Beeler 6 and Gregory Amann 1. 

For commissioner W. D. Beale received 10 votes, Robert Gaston 4, Elias 
Berkley 1. 



200 



ANSTATLS OF" mO WW COUNTY. 



Theodore Schecker, Thomas Brown, G. M Teale, H.J. GilHspie, S. Li tie, 
T, P. Gordon, Chas. Cassel, S R Johnson, Jeremiah Jordon and Wm. Baker 
were selected as delegates to the judicial convention. 

October 13-17. Farmers institute at Hamlin. Officers for the ensuing 
year were elected as follows: G. R T.Roberts, president; D A. Liclity, vice 
president: J. R. Ingels, secretary; T. J Elliott, A B. Allerton, Jas EI. Rains, 
Jno. McCoy and E. Berkley, executive committee.. 

October 16. A Democratic judicial convention at Hiawatha decides to 
put no candidate in nomination for judge E. Bierer, W. B. Baker and J C. 
Kelsey were selected as the Brown county members of the central committee. 

October 27 Fairview Town company incorporated by J. S. Ty|er, H 
Thompson, W. F. Lambertson, J. J. Webb, D. W. Evans and W. W, Guthrie. 

October 29. Brundage & Bear issue Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Horton Bead- 
light. It is Republican in politics. 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, S. E Erwin 

P C Wimerscheidt 

Jno Goodwin 

Clerk Tavlor Beeler 

E L Hale 

Treasurei . Jno Goodwin.. 

Gen. McVeigh 

S. R. Johnson 

Justice W M Nellans... 

Jno Lorimer 

D F. Carlisle 

Constable, L L Newland. 

W. F. Crawford 

J C Swartz 

R M. Clark 

W. Loofbourrounh 

: W SI. Nellans 



POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP 



Trustee. A. D. Lynch 

A Martin 

Clerk, Chas Macho 

Jno. ICellev 

Treasurer, E. Smith 

J. L Linn. 

Justice, W. D Frazey 

S A H'llcomb 

H. Meibach 

Jno Dncker 

Constable. D. A. Woodman 

•Jas T. Hartley 

Wm. Brown 

Nick Linn 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 



Trus'efc. Levi Wallace. ... 

Clerk, Jacob Reasoner 

Treasurer. Henry Stafford. 

Peter Pfeiffer 

Justice. F J Smith 

M S Watson 

Jno. C. McGee 

Wm Davis 

Constable. J H Tipton . 

Jasper Messmore 

Wm Ellis 

Jno C. McGee 

Thomas Robinson 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 



54 1 134 
72i 126 
54 141 
711 135 
72 136 
55 1 133 
56 134 
72 13* 
71 | 133 
54 13! 
55: 133 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. G M Wilson 147 

Jno. Dim mock 35 

Glerk T J Griffith .140 

J G.Howard 1 

Treasurer. A W Bell 133 

Geo M. Wilson ... 2 

Justice. J. Dim mock 3 

P. L. Landis 118 

U.S. Keith .-.- 80 

J.C. Dickason 63 

T A. Dunn 4 

Constable, Philip Grabbling 125 

B. F. Ever 122 

A. B.Liudley I 



Trustee. G Terrill 

C M. Truex 

Clerk, M P Rush 

A. B Smith 

F A Hiskey 

Treasurer. I. B Mitchell. 

F. A. Hiskev 

A B Smith 

Justice. T J. Pavne 

Josiah Thuma .. 

J W Martin 

David (jlenn 

A F Smith 

Constable. M. F Terrill .. 

A. W. Terrill 

A Nell-ins 

S E Rush 

Jno. Bridgman 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. Wm Radford 

I'lerk. Fred Lemlev 

Treasurer. P. V. Fuller 

Justice, B F Kellev 

J. S Hennev .. .".. 

Constable. G T Woodmansee ... 

J. V Rollins 

W A. Zimmerman 



274 
272 
.274 
.174 
•269 
241 

146 

135 



MORRILL I'OWN HIP, 



Trustee, L. N Reid 

Clerk, A. L. Fhillippi .. 
Treasurer, Jno. Hoover .. 
Justice Nathan Jones 

C. B. Miner 

T. J. Marion 

Constable, Joseph Peyton 

Jno. B Kyle 



.238 

.238 
.2:(3 
.2<i8 
178 
. 86 
. '232 
.124 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY, 



201 



November 2 1886 



Associate -Justice. 

D M . V • i. i • i e K 

W M, Whitelaw U 

E B. Peyton, P.... 
Governor. 

Jno A. Martin R.. 

Thos. Moonlight I). 

C H. Branscombe P 
Lt. GOvernol. 

A. P Riddle. R.... 

S. G Isetts, L) 

D. W. Houston, P.. 
State Ipa-urer 

.1. \V Hamilton, R 

L P. Biirclilield. D 

Wtn. Crosby, P 

Stale \uditor. 

Tim'thyMcCartlnR 

Wm. D Kellev, D.. 

C. H Lanesion, P. 
Attorney General . 

S. B Bradford R.. 

A.Smith DiveuneyD 

W. s Waite, P . . 
State Supt Hub lust 

J H. Lawhend, R.. 

W Montgomery D. 

Mrs C. Cutlebert.P 
Const Amendment. 

For 

Asfaiust 

Secretary of State. 

E B Allen. P ... 

W. V I'etlillon. D 

N B Kl line. P ... 
Congressman 1st D .. 

I-. N .M .rri 1 1. K. . 

Everard Bierer, D 

J S. P. Milligan, P 
Juciire 22nd Judicial I) 

R C B Ls-eti, R . 
Represemative 44i li l> 

T J Elliott, R ... 

E. Harrington, D. .. 
li b . d iiiiuiiTt. P. 
J M Boomer 

Probate did re 

T. B Dickason. R 

C. D. Lawrence, D.. 

I kV U.irsfave.. i' 
Clerk Di-irici Coin! 

M.L Gi 

John II Meyer. I 

J. Anderson". P.. 
County A ilorney. 

S. F Newlon. R. 

B. F. Killey, 1) 
County Superinten't . 

C. I' Can . K 

J. W. Cafnabau, D 
L A Lucore, P .. 

Coun'y Commissioner 

E Berkley. R 

\V. 1) Be"ile, D 

A P M.-OVMiUL'. P. 



R, 



38 47 
2-1 2 ; 
6 3 



160 7 I 
76 4<; 
2 



154 

1M 158 



3 J 126 
25, 12i 

7 

221 115 

37 132 
7 



27 127 
3 



1 J/4 

81 

1801 

1370 

90 



12.'8 

si 



l8->6 

1279 

84 

I9'0 

1273 
80 

581 
USD 

1107 
1278 



1989 

2(12 
64 



1744 
1427 



1872 

! 04 



1654 
1520 

72 



1734 

14.V2 

66 

585 
487 

1" 



202 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1886-87 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 


3 



3 


a 
a 


PJ 


WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 


O 

IB 

S 


r3 

~. 

77 
72 
84 

65 

76 
63 
75 
83 
61 
2 

81 
67 
80 
9 
68 


1 






84 
43 
78 
44 
81 
47 
51 
46 
78 






Jesse Fletcher 


115 
162 




36 

25 
36 

88 
23 
36 

is 

'-'5 
22 
29 
25 

35 

24 


131 

iS2 

1-6 
I8g 

14T 
107 
115 
15 
143 
147 
113 
113 
1 
144 


166 
157 

If. 2 
162 
156 
170 
143 
154 
177 
165 
176 
138 
148 
1 
168 




Geo W. Robbins 

Treasurer. A Kessler 


112 


Clerk. L. H Eddy* 

L. A. Irsik 

Treasurer, C. B. Weaver 

J M Lyons 

Justice. Jas. Kennedy 


158 


lustice, J. W.Beits 

Ed M.Brown 


114 
121 
161 




138 


J. B. Green 

Ambrose Leigh 

Constable. J. A. Vineyard 










2 




44 
45 
79 

7S 
5 


%7S 


C W. Joss 


112 


Jno. Sentz 


S.Thompson 

Jno Mann 


159- 

87 


W. W. Bushlev 


J. W.Anderson 


73 


•Eddv chosen bv lot. 








PADONIA TOWNSHII 
Trustee. J. P McKnight 

I. P. Winslow 

Clerk. A.J Leibengood 

Treasurer, Wm Evans 

Justice, I. P. Winslow 

Wm. Lewis 

David Hillyer 

Constable, D. Fixley 

Jno. Leibeng-ood 




149 

2 

151 

151 

141 

138 

13 

142 
.148 





November 10. Annual Sunday school convention at Hiawatha. C. H. 
Isley is elected president. Isaac Morgan secretary, J. S. Henney treasurer and 
M. S. Snialley. A. Carothers and J. M. Kenreigh members of the executive 
committee. 

November 12. The rails are laid and the first train steams into Horton. 

November 14. The first Sunday school in Horton is organized. E. F. 
Hanna is superintendent, R. O. Malone, assistant; W. D. Maxwell, secretary; 
Mrs. I. L. VanMeter, treasurer: Frank Gooding, librarian; Mrs. Dr. Fisher, 
chorister. 

November 15. Horton postofflce is established with Henry L.Miller as- 
postmaster. 

November 23. L. R. Yates is elected mayor of Hiawatha to All vacancy 
caused by resignation of H. B. Wey. 

November 27. A six inch vein of coal is struck at Horton at a depth of 
29 feet. 

December 5. Death of Samuel Wilson, clerk of the district court. M. L. 
Guelich is appointed to fill the vacancy. 

December 28. By a vote of 242 to 27 Hiawatha authorizes the issue of 
$50,000 worth of bonds to build water works. 

December 23. C. L. Wilson and 71 other citizens of Horton petition 
Judge R. C. Bassett for an order entitling them to organize and incorporate as 
a city of the third class. 

1887. 

January 6. The Simpson M. E. Society of Padonia incorporated, by J. 
H. Beamgard, Milton Moore, L. D. Burdick, Michael Schmitt, A. R. Smith, 
Jacob Stickel, John Belk and Jno. W. Clark, Jr. 

January 11. Farmers' Institute at the court house. Papers are read by 



1887] ainma of brown county. 203 

A. J. Leibengood-, H. F. Mellehbruch, Mrs. R. C. Chase, W. O. Bechtel, Dr. 
H. A. Sebum, C. H. Isely, Mrs. Ellen P. Allerton and others. Lectures were 
delivered by Hon. C. W. Johusou and Hon. W. A Peffer. The following reso- 
lutions were adopted: ; 

Whereas. A comparatively large area of Brown county's richest land returns scarcely 
any revenue to its owner, in consequence of being- too wet, therefore be it, 

Resolved, That ihe Farmers' Institute now in session earnestly urge and substantially en- 
courage the tile industry. 

Resolved, That the members of our state legislature, the honorable senators and sepresen- 
tatives be hereby memoralized to pa.-s an act which will not recognize nor protect the purchaser 
of fradulent notes as innocent parties, but to place them in the same category, as those persons 
who have bought stolen property. 

J A Jeffries was elected president and S. Detwi!er vice president for the 
ensuing; year. 

January 20. Republican caucus at Topeka nominate* Cliff Baker for 
stnte printer. D. W. Wilder was his opponant and received 42 votes to Mr. 
Baker's 97. 

January 24 Judge R. C. Bassett grants an order for the incorporation 
of the city of Horton as a city of the third class. An election is ordered for 
February 21st. C. L. Wilson, Albert Shannon and Frank Perry are designated 
as judges, W. FT. Sprague and S. D. Trial as clerks and C. M. Crawford, John 
McDowell and Prank J. Johnson as a board of canvassers. 

January 26. The Union Labor party for the first congressional district 
hold a convention at Atchison and elect S. Weaver of Hiawathi and Jesse Pig- 
gott of Effingham delegates to the national convention at Cincinnati February 
22. 

January 27. The Everest Reflector suspends. 

[February 7. Hiawatha city council passes an ordinance establishing a 
system of water works for the town. 

February 17. Vol. 1, No lof the Free Press is issued at Hiawatha by 
Stewart and Patch. 

February 18 Hiawatha Post 130 G A.R passes resolutions denouncing 
President Cleveland for his pension vetoes. 

February 21. First city election in Horton. There were 119 votes cast 
of which Samuel Guldin received 73 and W W. Whitehead 40 for mayor. G. 
M Clem received 119 votes for police judge. The vote for councilmen ranged 
as folows: Albert Shannon 10 , L L Merrill 83, Frank J. Johnson 78, C. L. 
Wilson 74, B. L Legg 70, John McDowell 46, R O, Malone 39, H. M. Byers 38, 
C. Callahan 25, S. D. Trial 20, G J. Bound 13. 

—The $50,000 Hiawatha water works bonds are sold for $49,169.50 to M. S. 
Smalley. 

February 24. Rev S M. Irvin dies at his home in Highland. He came 
to Kansas in 1837 as a missionary to the Indians and built the Indian Mission 
near Highland in 1845. 

February 28. The contract for building the Hiawatha water works is 
let to R. P. McCorm ick. The contract price is $48,890 80. 

February — . The Grand Army holds its annual encampment at Abiline. 
L. H. Smyth represented Hiawatha Post 130 John Fulton is elected a mem- 
ber of the council of administration. Mrs. R. C. Chase was elected chairman 
of the Ex Board. of the W.R.C, ... 



204 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1887 

March 1. The contract for building the Horton shops is left to Grace & 
Griffith of Chicago. 

March 4. The Hiawatha Improvement Association is formed with 79 
members. The following officers were elected: President, J. P Davis; vice 
president, E. Bierer; secretary, C. H. Lawrence; treasurer, A. Lawrence; mem- 
bers of executive committee B. Phelps, G. H. Adams. The following stand- 
ing committees were appointed: Schools, M. S. Smalley, O. C. Hill, J. S. Hen- 
ney, Dr. Scouller, Henry Baker. Railroads, E. N. Morrill, E. Bierer, A. Law- 
rente, L. R. Yates, Geo. Boone City improvement, Ed Hoye, I. B. Hoover, 
T. McLaughlin, T Cheal, W. W. Nye. Manufactures, A. L. Newcomb, Byron 
Phelps, J. H. Meyer, G. H. Adams, O T. Hulburd. Finance, W. M. Shirley, 
S. Hunter. V. A. Stewert, A. J. Hill, C. Meisenheimer. Advertising, Thos. 
Stevens, F. Krebs, J D. Blair, C P. Waste, T. L. Brundage. 

—The Ladies Union church society of Horton incorporated with Mesdames 
Mary Lee Casey, M. A. Malone, Gillie Hanna, Flora Byers, Lizzie L. Van Me- 
ter as trustees. The purpose is to build a union church building. 

March 5. Horton has her first fire. Only a barn burned. Loss small. 

— D. W. Wilder is confirmed as Insurance commissioner for Kansas. 

March 6. The annual meeting of the Brown county bible society is held 
at the M. E. church Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: 
President, J. P. Davis; vice president, W. S. Brown; secretary, A. F. Bechtel; 
treasurer, A. H. Thomas: executive committee, Dr. S. M. Pratt. Dr. J. N. 
Scouller, John Maglott, W. H. Heimlich, C. P. Waste. 

March 10. The Bank of Horton is incorporated. The officers are J. W. 
Parker, president; E W. Sandison, vice president; F. D. Krebs, cashier. 

March 15. Comet Cemetary Association incorporated with C. B. Blaney, 
J. A. Davidson. I. C. Morey, M. Foster and F. W. Harper as trustees. 

March 15-16. Farmers' Institute at Morrill. D. A. Lichty is president. 
The following resolutions were passed: 

Resolved, That oats is a more profitable crop for the average farmer of Brown county than 
wheat. 

Resolved. That the Farmers' Institute be encouraged and patronized by the farmers, their 
wives, sons and daughters 

Reso'ved, That farming- be so conducted as to adapt itself to various soils, localities, minds 
and tastes of farmers, doing that to which a person is best adapted. And thus we favor mixed 
farming, using a large portion of our lands for meadows and pastures, and plant some corn and 
grain for home consumption, that cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, eggs, butter and all kinds of fruit 
can be made the means to increase our income and make farm life pleasant. 

Pursuanttoa resolution the chairman appointed the following committees: 
On essays, Henry Isely, H. F. Mellenbruch and 8. Detwiler; on literary, A. 
Carothers, A. R. Smith and Lewis Meyers; On legislation, T. J. Elliott, J. R. 
Ingels and Peter Pfeiffer; On music, David Shelton, Harvey Berkley and Miss 
Dora Graybill; On entertainment, Mrs. A. B. Allerten. Mrs. Chase, Mrs. Robert 
Gaston, Mrs. Beale and Mrs. Sweezey. 

Among the topics discussed was that of Farmers Mutual Insurance Com- 
panies and T. J. Elliott, J. R Ingels and Peter Pfeiffer were appointed to ob- 
tain a charter for the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Brown county. 

March 21. The C. K & N ma. nine shops at Horton are staked out. 

March 24-25 G. A. R fair at Hiawatha. Total receipts $1894.00. Ex- 
penses $673.00. The proceeds go to pay off the debt on the Armory. 

March 29-30. Brown county W. C. T. U. Convention at Morrill, Mrs. Hen- 



1887] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 205 

rietta Middleswart, county president, presiding. Officers were elected as fol- 
lows: Mary R. Evans, president; Julia A. Chase, corresponding secretary; Miss 
Mary Curl, recording secretary; Mrs. D. Rork. treasurer. 

March 30. W. C. T. U. district convention at Hiawatha. The following 
resolutions are adopted: 

Resolved, That we feel that it is the duty of the W. C. T. U. women to exercise the rig-lit of 
suffrage and to use their influence to induce all other good women to do likewise and thereby 
aid in exterminating the enemies of our homes. 

Resolved, That members of the W. C. T. U. should use the utmost caution when asked to 
sign a druggist's petition lest our standard be lowered and the cause disgraced. 

March 31. The Hiawatha Building & Loan Association incorporated 
with $100,000 capital stock. S. M. Pratt, W. M. Wellcome, Ira J. Lacock, John 
Sherritt, I. B. Hoover, C. V. Pyle, Albert Lawrence, T. McLaughlin and \V. 
W. Nye are named as directors 

April 5. Hiawatha city election. 

1st 
For Mayor Ward 

L. R. Yates 61 

City Treasurer 

J no. E Moon 75 

Treasurer Board of Education 

C. H. Janes 75 

Police Judge 

John Cunningham 74 

School Board 

J V. McNamar 70 

W B. Baker 

Geo H.Adams .' 

C. H. Lawrence 

Rev. H. O. Scott 

Justice of the Peace 

L.S.Herbert 31 

F. M. Keith 26 

A. A. Holmes 57 

Council men 

C. W. Wellcome 70 

I N. Smith 

J. A. Hewitt 

(5. Meisenheimer 

J . W . Lamme 

Constables 

S. H. Johnson 57 

J. C. Anderson 57 

For members of the board of education for the attached territory J. 
len received 29 votes and John Schilling 27. 

April 5 Everest city election. John Lyons is elected Mayor over B. H. 
Patch by a vote of 98 to 24. F. Barnes, C, Kopeitz. T. C. Honnell, B. F. John- 
son and L. A. Irsik are elected councilmen. 
— Horton city election. 



2nd 


3rd 


4th 


Total 


Ward 


Ward 


Ward 




117 


60 


50 


288 


121 


66 


51 


313 


122 


66 


53 


316 


120 


62 


50 


306 
70 


118 






118 


119 






119 




62 




62 






52 


52 


74 


37 


18 


160 


19 


16 


19 


80 


98 


5U 


37 


242 

70 


68 






58 


54 






54 




60 




60 






50 


50 


100 


51 


36 


244 


101 


51 


36 


245 


attach 


ed terri 


tory J. 


L. Al- 



For Mayor 

H. C. Miller 96 

Samuel Guilden 61 

For Police Judge. 

W. W. Whitehead 92 

G. M. Clem 65 

For Councilmen. 

A. M. Shannon 159 

L. L. Merrill 155 



John McDowell 94 

A. J. Blanvelt 96 

H. W. Bradley 91 

F. J. Johnson 73 

C. L. Wilson 64 

B L Legg... 63 

For $3,000 bonds 113 

Against $3,000 bonds 19 



206 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1887 

April 7. The Hiawatha Electric Light Company is organized. G. H. 
Adams is president, Dr. W. M Shirley, vice president, C. H. Lawrence, secre- 
tary and J. Schilling, treasurer. The capital stock is $20,000. 

April 12. G. R. T. Roberts, Johnson Beatty, Eli Davis, G. Y. Johnson, 
H. Seburn, S. Detwiler, J. D. Stanley are re-elected as directors of the Brown- 
County Exposition Association. They organize by the selection of G. R. T. 
Roberts as president, S. Detwiler; vice president, C. H. Lawrence, secretary, 
W. M Shirley, financial secretary, Jno. E. Moon, treasurer, A. Lawrence, C. D. 
Lamme and C. P. Waste finance committee, E Harrington, marshal. 

April 14. The Morrill & Janes Bank is chartered with a capital stock of 
$100,000. E. N. Morrill, C. H. Janes, L. Janes, C. D. Lamme and A. J. Schill- 
ing are named as directors. 

April 18. The following officers for Hiawatha city are confirmed: C. W. 
Johnson, city attorney; F. J. Thomas, city clerk; D. M. VanHorn, assistant 
marshal; J. M Embler, street commissioner; S M. Pratt, trustee library. 

April 20. Work on the Hiawatha water works is commenced. 

April 23. The Reserve Cornet band is organized with F. K. Reasoner as 
leader, M. S. Watson, president; Jno. Beamguard, treasurer; J. Moore, secre 
tary. 

April 27. The Robinson Building Association is incorporated with J. B 
Mitchell, S. A. Groninger, O. S. Condit, A. Nellans, O. Jordon, G. W. Terrill, 
Henry Williams, D. P. Maxwell and A. B. Smith as directors. This board or- 
ganized by electing O. S. Condit as president, S. A. Groninger as vice presi- 
dent, G. W. Terrill as treasurer and J B. Mitchell as secretary. 

' May 1. C. H. Lawrence is appointed city clerk of Hiawatha to fill vacancy 
caused by resignation of F. J. Thomas. 

— M. E. Foote retires from the management of the World and is succeeded 
by I. N.Jones. 

May 4. The Hiawatha Improvement Association decides to start an in- 
stitution of learning to be known as the Hiawatha Academy. Major Morrill 
proposes to donate a site for the school and $5,000 in cash and $1,000 a year for 
five years. J. P. Davis, T. J. Elliott, Rev. H. O. Scott. Samuel Detwiler and 
Rev. J. B. Richardson were appointed a soliciting committee. 

May 5. "General B. W. Wilder, president of the State Historical Society, 
has after a great deal of contriving and correspondence secured a design for a 
seal for the society, something it has never had. The seal consists of a combi- 
nation of the seal of France, in use in 1541, when the Spaniards came to Kan- 
sas; the seal of France in use at the date of the Louisiana purchase, when Na- 
poleon was first Consul, and the present state seal of Kansas. It is unique and 
full of historical significance. The society will adopt it as theirseal." — Demo- 
crat. 

May 12. The annual meeting of the Northern Kansas Medical Society is 
held at Sabetha. Dr. E. W. Bliss is elected treasurer. 

May 16. S. Hunter is confirmed as city marshal of Hiawatha 

May 25. Bion B. Bierer passes the best competative examination for ad- 
mission as a cadet to the Naval Academy at Annapolis and is appointed to the 
position by Congressman Morrill. 

May 30. Memorial day is observed at Hiawatha. Rev. J. K. Miller is or- 
ator of the day. 

May—. The Northern Kansas Telephone Company is chartered. The 



1887] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 207 

directors are E. N. Morrill, C. H. Lawrence, G. H. Adams, J. P. Davis, M. 
Hesselberger, F. D. Krebs, A. C. Rick seeker, S. E. Bear and H. W. Brundage. 
Its purpose is to build a telephone line from Hiawatha to Horton. The capi- 
tal stock is $10,000. 

June 1. The Horton Gazette, a six column folio, semi-weekly, C. C Bar- 
huff editor and proprietor, straight Republican in politics makes its appearance. 

June 3. The Horton Headlight announces that a 28 inch vein of coal has 
been struck in Horton at a depth of 170 fett. 

June 6. Mrs. Remegan is confirmed as city librarian of Hiawatha. 

June- 7. Horton Division No. 346 B. of L. E. is organized by Joseph 
Schwartz. The officers are A S. McAllister, chief engineer; H. H. Staufer, 
1st Eng.; Harry Walker, 2nd Eng.; E. D. Hill, 1st Asst. Eng.; T. A. Galloway, 
2nd Asst. Eng.; W. Greenhill 3rd Asst. Eng.; J. S. Groowis, Guide; G.N. 
Galloway, Chaplain. . This is the first secret society organized in Horton. 

June 7. A delegation from Rulo visit Hiawatha to discuss railroad mat- 
ters. A meeting is organized with E. N. Morrill as chairman and C. H. Law- 
rence as secretary. It was decided to organize the Rulo. Hiawnthaand South- 
western railway company. J Schilling, G. H Adams, Geo. Boone and three 
citizens of Rulo were appointed to procure a charter and raise the necessary 
funds for a preliminary survey. 

JuneS. Commencement at the State University. Grant W.Harrington 
represented Brown county in the graduating class and was one of the six repre- 
sentatives chosen to deliver commencement orations. 

June 22 Horton Lodge No 165 K. of P. is instituted with the following 
charter members: J. A. Mann, P. C ; J. C Helper, C. C; E. E. Schock, M. of 
F ; W. I. Stuart, K. of R and S.; E. B. DeWitt, I. C; S. E. Bear, V. C. F. 
S. Flenderson, P. P.; H. W. Brundage, M. E.; W. A. Schuable, M. A. Frank 
Johnson, O. G. H. C. Wilier, W. H. Ross, H. S. Towling, W. D. Maxwell, L. 
L Merrill, W. E. King, W. E. McCandlass, W. J. Varmatte, C M. Crawford; 
Wm. Clark, B. Bailey, G. B. Clewell, Geo. N. Johnson, J. A. Aurbach, W. W. 
Flock, J. T. Hopkins, H. M. Byers, P. Hill. J. Sherman, S. D. Trial, W. C. 
Nadeau, E.J. Allen, D. E. Randall, C. E. Young, W. E. Kerkey, R. D. Mc- 
Candlass, E. Hardin, D. B. Sutile, S. J. Efner, R. D. Chandler, Peter Trom- 
peter, Chas. Miller. 

June 23. Fire at Willis. Loss $10,000. 

June 24. The charter of the Chicago. Kansas and Southwestern railroad 
company is filed. Its purpose is to build a road through Brown county on 
south to the state line. The capital stock is $5,000,000. The Hiawatha di- 
rectors are Jno. Schilling, Geo. H. Adams, Geo. Boone, E. N. Morrill. 

JulyI. G. M. Wellman retires from the World and is succeeded by Ew- 
ing Herbert. 

July 4. Celebration at Hiawatha. Dr. Philip Krohn of Atchison is the 
orator of the day. 

July — . Work is commenced on the survey of the Nebraska, Kansas and 
Southwestern railroad. Two surveys are to be made through Irving township. 

July 14. W. T. Stewart retires from the Free Press leaving E. J. Patch 
in full control. 

Augusts. The teachers Normal Institute opened with Prof, E. Stanley 
as principal and Profs. Carey, Blakely, Morgan and Mrs. Carey as assistants. 



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[1887 



August 9. The Hiawatha Academy Company is incorporated. David J. 
Brewer of Leavenworth, A. G. Otis of Atchison, L. D. Whittemore of Topeka 
and M. S. Smalley, O. C. Hill, H. O. Scott, C. D. Lawrence, J. N. Scouller, W. 
S. Brown, G. W. Remagen, J. B. Richardson, J. P. Davis, G. H. Adams, P. W. 
Fuller, John Maglott and E. N. Morrill are named as trustees. 

August 11. The Free Press announces that it will be a Republican organ 
in the future. 

August 20. A delegate meeting of the G. A. R. Posts of Brown and 
Nemeha counties is held at Sabetha to organize the 4th regiment 1st brigade 
department of Kansas to attend the St. Louis encampment. O. C. Hill is 
elected colonel. 

Septembers. The Hiawatha band organizes with M E. Foote as presi- 
dent, C. P. Waste secretary, W. B. Kingsley musical director. 

September 9. The Hiawatha Improvement Association elects the follow- 
ing officers: President, M. S. Smalley; Vic e President, Thos. Stevens; Secretary, 
Geo. T. Williams; Treasurer, Geo. H. Adams; Executive committee, A. Law- 
rence, Byron Phelps. 

September 10. Gov. Martin issues his proclamation declaring Horton a 
city of the second class. 

September 20 Horton holds her first annual celebration. 

September 24. Plum Creek Cemetery Association incorporated with M. 
Foster, A. D. Lynch, J. R. Barnes, A. J Comstock and S. H. Sawyer as trus- 
tees. 

October 1 . Republican county convention. W. A. Biggart is chairman 
and F. J Smith secretary. Committees are appointed as follows: Order of 
Business, C H. Lawrence, W. W. Price and I. P Wiuslow. Permanent Or- 
ganization, John Sherrett, George Norton and W. D. Frazee. Credentials, L. 
N. Reid, Ed. Mitchell and J. R. Lynch. Resolutions, Elias Berkley, John A. 
Fulton, W. C. Sanders. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates: 



Morrill— N. Curtis, L. N. Reid, W. A. Big- 
gart, John Fulton, Thomas Crow, B. F Elliott, 
John Hoover. Thomas Marion. 

Hiawatha- George Pricer. C A. Burlin, Geo. 
Norton, Rudy Zimmerman, Will Heimlich. 
Jacob Moser, Jno. Sherrett, Sam Myers, Ed 
Mitchell, Lewis Kessler, Walter White. 

Tyler— P. Shintaffer, F. M. Stewert. S. 
Thompson, A Klepper 

Everest— C. B. Weaver, James Black, Geo. 
Pierce, T. C. Honnell, George Anderson, S E 
Brown. W. W. Price, John Chamberlin 

Willis— A. F. Moore. H. A. Smith, W. Fig- 
ley, J. J Erwin, E. H. Keller. 

Hiawatha, First Ward— Frank Case, J. V. Mc. 
Namar, J L Merrill. 

Second Ward-R. C. Chase, A. F. Bechtel, 
T. J. Haves, A. B Carl. Jno Emerson. 

Third Ward— Byron Phelps, I. B Hoover, C 
H. Lawrence, Ed Hoye. 

Fourth Ward— Frank Lytle and Fred Zim- 
merman. 

For treasurer, O. C. Hill, J. B. Mitchell and T. L. Brundage were placed 
in nomination. The ballot resulted Hill fjO, Mitchell 19, Brundage 9. 



Hamlin— Elias Berkley, Levi Wallace, F.J. 
Smith. John Sterns, D. A. Weltmer, J. R. In 
gels. 

Carson— C Gardner. A. Kessler Jeff Ander- 
son, C. Evans 

Reserve— J. F. Crandal), M. S. Watson. 

Kickapoo — Robt Anderson, J. I. Brown, J. 
Wyatt, A D. Lynch. 

Powhattan— W. D. Frazey, T. E. Rolf. Jas. 
Grubb. 

Padonia— Isaac Dilley. Wm. Castle, D. L. 
Morgan, I. P. Winslow. 

Irving— T A Dunn, C. C.Gregg. T. J. Grif- 
fith J. F. Glick, J. N. Guinn. 

Baker— S. A Miller, J. W. Speuce, D. Rork, 
Jesse Holt, F. E. Rogers. * 

Robinson — H. H. Hickman, S. A. Groninger, 
Geo Terrill. J. A. Dowell, A. Cheal, John 
Bengston, T. J. Payne, J. D. Hazen. 

Horton— S E Bear, W. I Stuart, L. S. Sand- 
ers, Frank Johnson, N. F. Leslie. 



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209 



For county clerk ten ballots were had resulting as follows: 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 10 

W. M. Nellans 11 6 4 5 5 4 5 

John Cunningham 17 17 18 20 24 31 36 35 27 21 

C H Pierce 18 21 22 24 25 27 39 39 38 35 

G. I. Prewitt , 31 31 30 27 22 16 withdrawn 

Norman Chapman 15 15 16 16 18 16 18 20 30 40 

P. W. Hoskinson 4544410000 

After the tenth ballot Cunningham and Pierce were withdrawn and Chap- 
man was nominated by acclamation. 

There were ten ballots taken for sheriff as follows: 

12 3 456789 10 

L L.Merrill 7 8 6 4 withdrawn 

S. Hunter 32 35 32 31 32 30 32 35 45 36 

S. H. Johnson 14 8 11 13 19 21 27 19 18 withdrawn 

J. Cashman 29 31 33 33 30 32 38 41 35 59 

James Mathers 11 13 14 13 14 8 

U. S. Keith 10 2 3 3 1 1 

J no. Fulton 1 

For register of deeds M. G. Ham was nominated by acclamation. 

For coroner the first ballot stood J. L. Leamaster, 33; E. T. Meyers, 22; Dr. 
Helper, 36; O. C. Hill, 1; John F. Cashman, 1. Second ballot Leamaster, 22: 
Meyers. 7; Helper, 63; John Curtis, 2: Eli Moser, 1. 

For commissioner J. P. Freeland received 16 votes and John Heatley 9. 

The following central committee was elected: 

Morrill, W. A. Biggart; Hamlin, John Sterns; Reserve, J. F. Crandall; Pa- 
donia, I. P. Winslow; Irving, T. A. Dunn; Robinson, J. B Mitchell; Hiawa- 
tha Township, J. Schilling; Hiawatha City, First ward, T. McLaughlin; Hia- 
watha, Second ward, T. L. Brundage; Hiawatha, Third ward, C. H. Lawrence; 
Hiawatha, Fourth ward J. W. Lamme; Carson, A. J. Anderson; Tyler, P. 
Shintaffer; Kickapoo, W. D. Rife; Powhattan, A. D. Lynch; Baker, Jesse Holt; 
Willis, Willard Figley; Horton, W. C. Sanders; Everest. W.W.Price; Wash- 
ington, George Anderson. 

The committee organized by the election of J. Schilling as chairman and 
J. B. Mitchell sec retary. 

October 3-6. The Twenty-second Annual Fair. G. R. T. Roberts is pres- 
ident and C. H. Lawrence is secretary 

October 8. John S. Sherdeman& Co.. issue Vol. I, No. 1, of the Horton 
Commercial. Will A. Powers is editor and manager. 

October 15. Prohibition county convention. J. W. Margrave was chair- 
man. The following ticket was nominated: Clerk, G. M. Bubach; treasurer, 
Frank M. Stains; sheriff, J. H. Robertson; register, J S. Belts; coroner, Dr. 
W. A. Turner; commissioner, first district, W. H. Conklin. 

A county central committee was elected as follows: 

Walnut, Chas Belts; Hamlin, Jas Dendurent; Morrill, F. M. Starns; Pa- 
donia, W. H. Conklin; Irving, J. M. Marcum; Powhattan, R J. McGinnis: 
Mission, Henry Smith; Hiawatha, J. W. Margrave; South Mission, H. F. Dou- 
thar^; Washington, Rev. W. Streeter. 

October 19. The plat of the town of Pierce is filed witli the Register of 



210 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. |188" 



Deeds. The town consists of two blocks, two half blocks and seventy-eight 
lots. It belongs to the Kansas town and Land Co , M. A. Low president. 

October 22. Democratic county convention. W. H. Kemper was chosen 
chairman and Geo T. Williams secretary. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 



Hiawatha Township— W. Chandler, S. Litle, 
J. Beatty. J. L. Allem. 

Hiawatha, First Ward-W. W. Beymer, A. 
C. Cummings 

Second Ward — W B. Baker, S. C Hall. 

Third Ward— Geo Boone, Sam Davis. 

Fourth Ward— John White, Tom Cheal. 

Robinson— M. V Christy, A B. Smith, J. H. 
Williams, Jas. T. Pomeroy. 

Reserve — J.J Burger, H Rummel. 

Hamlin— S. T Miller, J. D. Hinton 

Morrill— Nathan Jones, C. Jost. 

Padonia— Wm. Lewis, F. M. Fry, David 
Evans, A. Cramer. 



Walnut— W. Overfield, Jas. Gaston. 

Tyler -E. M, Brown, J.J. Scoby. 

Washington— A. Leigh, Carey Finley. 

Everest— T. Schecker, Dick Yewell. 

Willis— T. J. Beall, Geo. E. Clayton. 

Baker— E Harrington, D T Carlyle. 

Horton— W. J, Vannata Ben Legg, Dr. Sti- 
vers, E Kandall, W. H Kemper, J. A. Maun, 
W. A. Schnable, Earl B. DeWitt. 

Irving— John Wood, Ham Brawley, George 
Hetler, C D Swaim. 

Kickapoo— Thos. Brown. Mat Gilmore. 

Powhattan— R. N. Fanning, Jas. Miller. 



John H. Meyer for treasurer, Henry Isely for clerk and Dr. Erwin for cor- 
oner were nominated by acclamation. 

For sheriff £1. M. Stewart received 38 votes and Jas. Dyche 16. 

For commissioner Jno. Lyons and J. A. Jeffries were placed in nomina- 
tion. On the first ballot each received 8 votes. The second ballot resulted 
Lyons 9, Jeffries 6. 

The following central committee was chosen: 

Hiawatha, S. Litle: Hiawatha, Fir.-t ward, W. W. Beymer; Second ward, 
W. B. Baker: Third ward, Geo Boone: Fourth ward, John White; Horton, Eli 
Hardin; Robinson, J. H. Williams; Hamlin, S. T, Miller; Reserve, J. J. Burger; 
Morrill, E. B. McKim; Tyler, Geo W. Warner: Carson, H. F. Mellenbruch; 
Irving, ■). A Warhurst; Powhattan, Thos. H. Brown: Kickapoo, Mat Gilmore; 
Everest, Jno. B Green: Washington, A. C. Adams: Willis, Geo. E. Beall; 
Biker, Jas. Hudgens: Padonia, If. M. Fry This committee organized by the 
election of Gao. BjoneSr. as ch lirinin and Geo. T. Williams secretary. 

The fo'lowi ng resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That a majority of the board of county commissioners deserve censure for delay 
ing for seveu months to comply with the law requiring them to designate a bank or banks ill 
which the county treasurer should deposit the surplus public funds, in order that the county 
might draw interest upon such funds, and that we believe the late action of the majority of said 
Board in regard to said funds was merely a pilitical ruse to satisf y the people as wp learn the 
county treasurer has not complied with said order and we believe does not intend to do so 

Resolved That said law of last session of the legislature of Kansas was passed in the inter- 
est of the people, and not for the benefit of political parties, speculators aud capitalists, and no 
dela3" should have been made in complying with said law. 

October 24 -25. An equal suffrage convention is held at Hiawatha. Ad- 
dresses ware delivered by Mrs. Laura M Johns, state president, Susan B. An- 
thony, Miss Ricliel Foster of Philadelphia, Mrs L. V. Watkins, E. N. Morrill 
and Mrs. R C. Chase. The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, That we should ask our next legislature to submit an amendment to strike the 
word male out of Section 1, of Article 5 of our constitution 

Resolved, That we ask our next legislature to confer presidential suffrage on women (under 
Section 1 of Article 2 of U S. Constitution). 

Resolved. That sve will push the 16th Amendment. 

The officers of the local suffrage association are Mrs. C. H. Orth, president; 
Mrs. O. Kingman, vice president; Mrs. C. H. Lawrence, secretary; Mrs. E. N. 
Morrill, treasurer. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



211 



October 25. Horton Lodge No. 241, A. O. U. W. is organized by Wm. 
R. Sheen wibti tlie following officers and charter members: Julius Pohl, P. M. 
W.; J. T. Hopkins. M. W.; Geo. C. Bear, F.; L. H. Duff, O ; H M. Byers, R ; 
8. M. Ebtinger, F.; Leo Hirsch, Re.; Wm. A. Heckman, G.: E. 8. Malone, I 
W.; S. P. Fisher, O. W. Trustees, E. S. Malone, H. Grimmell and Frank L. 
Casey. Frank L. Casey, Elias S. Malone, Walter H. Ross, Jos. Y. Anderson, 
R. E. Hansen, L. H. Duff, John Thurman, J. E. Pohl, 8. P. Fisher, Jas. F. 
Tilley. David Jones, C. G. Bradford, Henry Grimmell, S. M. Ettinger, R. Mc- 
H. M. Byers, W. M. Wallingford, Leo Hirsch, J. T. Hopkins, Wm. E. Wcocl, 
Wm. Heckman, Jas. M. Walters, H. C. Pearson, Geo. C. Bear, C. E. Seaman, 
Fritz Zuercher. 

October 31 . Horton has a $2,500 Are. 

October 31. The Horton daily Headlight is issued. 






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212 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1881 



IRVIN'G TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. Geo. M. Wilson 

Clerk T J Griffith 

A. W. Bell 

J. DickinsoD 

Treasurer. A. W. Bell 

T. J. Griffith 

Justice T. A. Dunn 

J. C. Dickinson 

C. Jones 

Han Bralev 

Constable, W T. Willhoit 

B. F. Evre 



PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. J P. McKnig-ht 



Clerk, R. W. Corneiison. 
Treasurer, Wm. Evans... 
Justice. David Hillver .. 
Constable, J. L Winslow. 

D B. Anderson . 

F. M Fr.ve 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP 

Trustee W H. Heimlich 

Clerk , Fred Lemley 

Treasurer.P W Fuller 

Justice. J S Henry 

J. J. Weltmer 

Constable, J. V Rollins 

W. A. Zimmerman 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, G. W Terrill 

G S Hampton 



Clerk, M P. Rush 

Henrv .Tordon 

Treasurer, J. B. Mitchell.... 

J. A Glenn 

Constable. Jno. Hutchinson 

E. E Round 

A. Nellans 



MORRILL TOWNSHIP 
Trustee, Jno Hoover 

Jno. Eisenbise 

Clerk, Jno. Springer ... 

Treasurer, Jno. I Smith 

Constable Corwin Fisher 

Joseph Peyton 

Isaac Hiatt ... 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 


as 

3 


<t 
63 

"si 


H 
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137 

1 
131 

1 
1 




J. W. Holcomb 




H. Stafford 












7 
1 
49 

1 
1 
71 


i-. 




135 
1 


1 


Treasurer, H. Stafford 

Ltvi v allace 

B Hicks 


184 

1 




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122 

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1 


2 


W. N. Barnes 

Constable. J. Messmore 


193 


S I. Danes 





POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP 


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50 
61 

88 
S3 
84 
58 
75 
64 
78 
79 
58 


51 131 

731 134 
57 145 
67 120 
73 157 

52 110 
71 146 
52 116 
60 138 
64! 143 
64! 122 


( D Martin 


P. N. Lynn 

Treasurer, L J. Cash man 


Justice, L. C. Clark 


Martin Woodall 

Constable, Dan Becker 






WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 


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3 

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ft 
re 
3 




Trustee. S E. Brown 

N. Kimberlin 

Clerk. H. A Price 

J N. Kopeitz 


44 
13 

43 
13 
42 
15 


1'29 173 
119 132 

122 165 
125 138 


Treasurer, T. C Honnell 




B F. Johnson 


12S 1 140 


H. A. Price 




Constable, Samuel Peterson 

J. A. Vineyard 

W.N Bushleyr 

Scott Hull 


42 
15 


118 160 
1201 133 
123 138 
28 1 29 


WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 


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O 

3 


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% 


H 

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Trustee. P. S Shintaffer 

C. H Isely 


83 
4 


172 

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6 

136 

""s 

129 

12( 
132 


255 
4 
1 






? 


A Kessler 


81 


VI 


Fred Iselv 


7 




6 


Clerk. J H. Allison 


1 


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1 








75 

77 
76 


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6 


Constable. A. T. Able 


^03 


W. O. Clark 


208 






MISSION TOWNSHIP. 


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233 ! 128 
75 97 
199! 130 
106] 94 
'205 1 120 
103 104 
212, 118 
107 | 110 
197| 116 


361 




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3?9 




90(, 




3 f /r> 


J. >V. McCrearv 

Constable, Frank Willis 

J. W. Hudgens 

L. L Newland 


207 
330 

217 
313 



Nove^iber 10. Horton fire department organized. 

—Second Baptist church of Hiawatha incorporated by Jas.Oobb, Benjamin 
Maxey and George Walthal. The property is given at $1800. 



1887-88] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 213 

November 12 Clyde McManigal buys a half interest in the Horton Com- 
mercial. 

November 23. Black Eagle Post No. 176 G. A R. of Horton is organized. 
The charter members are E W. Pierce, L. H Smyth, R. O. Malone, F. D. 
Krebs, Lon H. Eddy, R H Fisher, C C Stivers, I L Van Meter, T Chrissin- 
ger, J. R. Wallace, Marion Pierce, G. W. Ralstin, I.A.Smith, W. J. Cope- 
land, Chas. Rollow, Henry Spiker, Harvey Bradshaw, John Springer, W. H. 
Wilson, Geo. W. Koogle. 

November 25. Horton Lodge No. 331 I. O. O. F. is organized by H. J. 
Aten with the following charter members: J. F. Bailey, G. W. Kanoff, W. W. 
White, John McDowell, C. A Holden, S. M. Ettinger, C. W. McManigal, W. 
B. Michaels, W. IT. Kemper, W. F Hrawford, E E. Schock, L. H. Smyth, A. 
E. McNeil Jr., J. M. Morris, C. M. Crawford, F. A Small. 

November 29. The First M. E. church of Horton incorporated with A. 
G. Hobbs, E. Anderson, G. B Rjrkwell, W. E. Lane, W. J. Van Natta, I. L. 
Van Meter, R. H. Fisher as directors. 

December 3. Brown county Teachers Association at Hiawatha. 

December 19, The Hiawatha water works are completed and at work. 

December 20. J. H. Kirk Division No. 376 B. of L. F. is organized at 

Horton. 

1888. 

January 11. Farmers Institute at the Court House. Among the sub- 
jects discussed were insurance, and Mate Foster, Nathan Jones, A. Carothers, 
D. A. Lichty, Win. Heffner, H. F. Mellenbruch, S. Detwiler, T. Hart Br., S. 
. Dodge and T, J. Elliott were appointed a committee to Investigate the feasa- 
bility of organizing a Brown County Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. S. 
Detwiler was elected president for the ensuing year, Chas. Babbitt, secretary, 
W. O Bechtel, Jesse Worley and W. R. Honn^ll, executive committee. 

January 16 A meeting is held at the Court House to organize a Are de- 
partment. C. V. Pyle was chosen chairman and Will Killian, secretary. 
Three companies were formed as follows: Hose company No. 1 with W. E. Hay- 
ner as foreman, Nels Bryan, assistant foreman; Geo. Maglott, secretary; J. T. 
Grimes, treasurer. Hose Company No. 2, with W. M. Killian as foreman, 
Port Connelly, assistant foreman; G. W. McKallip, secretary and treasurer. 
Hook and Ladder Company with Chas. P. Waste as foreman, Bert Patch as- 
sistant foreman; Frank Thomas, secretary; C. V. Pyle, treasurer. 

C. P. Waste, W. E. Hayner and'C. V. Pyle were recommended to the coun- 
cil for chief of the department and Mr. Pyle was selected. 

January 25. First Christian church of Horton incorporated with J. H. 
Simmons, Bert Williams, Samuel Means, W. Holder and J. E. Davis as trus- 

' January 29. Horton Division No. 226 O R. C. is organized. 
February 22. The city council of Horton decides to extend the city lim- 

ltS ' February 21. The Brown county Horticultural Society is organized at 
Hiawatha with the following officers: President, G. W. Lindley; secretary, R. 
C. Chase: vice president. B. F. Partch for Hiawatha, J. W. Zahniser for Irv- 
ing B. G Wise for Padonia, M. S. Watson for Hamlin, D. A. Lichty for Mor- 
rill, J. S Belts for Walnut, Henry Meibach for Powhattan, Wm. Baldwin tor 
Mission, C. B. Weaver for Robinson, J. L. Allem for Hiawatha city. 



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March 4. Mission Township Sunday School convention at Willis. 
Makch 9. The Merchants and Mechanics' Building & Loan Association is 
organized at Horton. H. W. Cadott is president, H.P. Syfan, secretary: 8. 
M. Ettinger, vice president; Scott Hopkins; treasurer. 

March 12. Horton is divided into four wards by the city council 
March 12. The German Evangelical, Lutheran, St. Pauls Congregation 
church chartered at Fairview by Henry A. Meyer, Julius Mueselot, F. L. Meyer, 
William Fortmeyer, Herman Frankcarap and John Kruise as directors. Prop- 
erty is estimated at $2,650. 

Makch 14. Horton organizes a board of trade. 

March 15-18. The Kansas conference of the Evangelical Association hold 
their 24th annual session at Hiawatha. D. F Honsted is a member of the 
committee on finance, J K. Young of the committee on Sabbath and Prohi- 
bition, A. W. Piatt on Public worship. 

March 15. R P. McCormick sues the city of Hiawatha for $66,285.01 
Makch 17. A Republican club is organized with J. D. Blair, as president 
and M. L. Guelich as secretary. D. W. Wilder, M. S. Smalley and Jno. Schil- 
ling are elected delegates to the state convention. 
March 19 The Salvation Army invades Horton. 

March 3 Magic City Camp No 535 M. W, A. is organized at Horton with 
the following charter members: R W. Turner, H V. Moore, C. C. Bartruff, 
M.G. Darling, S. E Malone, R O. Malone, U. S. Turner, E S. Uhl, I. L. Van 
Meter. Wm. F. Wagner, L. Reynolds. 

March 9. The Free Press suspends publication Lowe & Green buy the 
plant and move it back to Everest and start the Enterprise. 
March 22. Horton Railway Register appears. 
March 26. Col Groesbeck establishes the Fairview Enterprise. 
March 30-31. The Northeastern Kansas Teachers Association meets at 
Hoi ton, C P. Carey presiding. J. P. Farmer was elected secretary for the en- 
suing year. 

April 3. Hiawatha city election. 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 
Ward Ward Ward Ward 
Councilmen 

O. T. Hulburd 43 

A.J.Hill 2 

Samuel Bierer (long term) 117 

J. P Davis (short term) 71 

D.Rupert 47 

E. Hoye 48 

Frank Ly tie .. .. 38 

Board of Education 

C. D. Lawrence 45 

Mrs. W. W. Nye 105 

W. B Baker 9 

W. M. Wellcome 51 

Mrs C. Dodge 1 

Mrs. C. M. Eberly .. .. 32 

Jno. Aran .. .. 1 

F.Zimmerman .. .. 1 

Jno. Lamme . . . . 1 

M. L. Guelich .. .. 1 

For member of Board of Education from attached territory J. Sherritt re- 
ceived 30 votes and J. S. Henney 25. 



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April 3. Horton City election. Three tickets are in the field, the Citi- 
zens' Peoples' and Laborers'. The Citizens' ticket with the single exception 
is elected as follows: Mayor, H. C. Miller; Treasurer, W. H. Sprague; Police 
Judge, W. F. Means; treasurer board of education, F. D. Krebs; justices, I. L. 
Van Meter, L. L. Merrill; constables, William Ridgell and J. C. Helper; Coun- 
cilmen, T. W. Stanley, D. B. Wilmans, W. W. Van Natta, B. Bailey, John 
McDowell, T. B. Jackson, A.M. Shannon, A. J. Blauvelt; members board of 
education, A. X. Campbell, J. F. Bailey, J. T. Hopkins, J. A. Mann, M. 8. 
Brundage, Lon Eddy, CM. Moore, F. M. Wilson. 

April 5. First Presbyterian Church of Horton chartered by A. J. V. 
Blauvelt, T. W. Stanley and Henry W. Bradley. 

April 8. Baptist Church at Fairview is dedicated. The church is forty 
feet square and cost $2,700. m ,_„ — 

April 10 G. R. T. Roberts, J. D. Stanley, J, Beatty, E. Harrington, O. 
Dimmock, C. V. Pyle, Eli Davis are elected as directors of the Brown County 
Exposition Association. They organized by the election of the following 
officers: G. R. T. Roberts, President; Johnson Beatty, Vice President; C. H. 
Lawrence, Secretary; W. M. Shirley, Financial Secretary and Superintendent 
of Grounds; John E Moon, Treasurer. 

April 10. H. H. Hickman appointed trustee of Robinson township to 
succeed G. W. Terrill resigned 

April 10. The petition of 273 voters of Mission township praying that 
horses and cattle be restrained from running at large is granted by the County 
Commissioners. 

April 10. The petition of 203 voters of Washington township praying 
that horses and cattle be restrained from running at large is granted by the 
County Commissioners. 

April 13. Horton editors organize the Brown County Press Club with H. 
W. Brundige, President' Clyde McManigal, Vice President, H. E Whittaker, 
Secretary and C. C. Bartruff, Treasurer. 

April 1G. The following nominations for city officers of Hiawatha are 
confirmed. Clerk, C. H. Lawrence; Attorney, R. F. Buckles; Marshal, S. 
Hunter; Assistant Marshal, D. M.VanHorn; Water Commissioner, S. Hunter; 
Engineer, H. P. Harrison; Street Commissioner, John Embler; Library Trutees, 
Thos. Stevens and Rev. J. F. Wells; Foreman Hose Company No. 1, W. E. 
Hayner. 

April 21 Republican County Convention. H. J. Aten was Chairman 
and J. B. Mitchell Secretary. H. W. Brundige, O C. Hill, A. G. Speer, W. W. 
Price, T. J. Payne, A. F. Moore, A. W. Bell, M. Moore, J. P. McKnight, J. 
Hoover, A. A. Frink, Jesse Holt and Chas. Macho were appointed a committee 
on resolutions and reported the following which were adopted: 

We, the Republicans of Brown county, in convention assembled, denounce President Cleve- 
land for his shameless abandonment of the principles of Civil Service reform. Yet in the face 
of this solemn pledge to the American people, before he had been in office three years, he had 
removed more than eighty-nine per cent of the 103,000 officers under his control. Under this 
Democratic administration, economy and civil service reform are the merest shams and farces. 

We denounce the majority of the ways and means committee for absolutely refusing- to hear 
the representative of the great and noble army of American laborers before they framed their 
dark lantern bill which is a conspiracy against American labor and industry. 

We look with surprise and contempt uoou the cowardly surrender of the whole Democratic 
party of the North, to the insolent and unjust demand of forty or fifty Rebel brigadiers of the 
South. The senate of the United States has passed a biU to refund to the loyal states the di- 



216 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1888 

rect tax, without interest, paid in 1861 to suppress the rebellion. This most just measure, fifty 
rebels refused to acceed to and they compelled the whole Democratic narty of the north to join 
them in their scheme to defraud the loyal states of their just dues. 

We are most heartily in favor of just and liberal pensions to all of the gray headed veterans 
that served the republic from total wreck in the dark hours of 1861. 

We most heartily approve the policy of the Republican party for the last twenty-five years, 
which has made the name of America the brightest star in the whole constellation of nations. 

We, the Republicans of Brown county, most heartily and earnestly endorse Hon. E. N. 
Morrill for the manly course he has pursued in Congress and Gov. John A. Martin for the able 
administration he has given us for the last four years. 

We most heartily endorse the speech made by Kansas' brave son. John J. Ingalls, on the 
dependent pension bill. 

On motion of Capt John Schilling a committee of one was appointed from 
each voting precinct to retire and select delegates for the various conventions. 
The chair appointed the following committee: John Schilling, S F. Newlon, 
J. P. Davis, Chas Lawrence, Jno. Lawrie, G. M. Wilson, I. P. Winslow, E. 
Berkley, J. A. Jonas, Jno. Fulton. J. B. Murray, Jno. Cashman, S. E. Erwin, 
Willard Figley, A. W Brundige, E W. Pierce, F. J. Johnson, M. IS. Portner, 
J.S. Van Meter, W W Price, Geo. Anderson, J. D.Hazen. The committee re- 
ported the following list of delegates to the State Convention at Wichita: 
B.B.Mann, Ed Dyche, E. W. Pierce, C. H. Lawrence and A.F.Moore. 

To the State Convention at Topeka, John Schilling, John B'ulton, W. W. 
Price, J. B.Mitchell and O.C.Hill. 

To the Congressional Convention at Leavenworth, W.I.Stuart. Frank 
Stewart, Thos McLaughlin, John Hall and James Falloon. 

Capt. Schilling introduced a resolution recommending Cy Leland as a del- 
egate to the National Convention and also as a member of the National Com- 
mittee, which motion was adopted. 

A.G.Speer introduced a resolution endorsing Col. D. R Anthony as a can- 
didate for governor, which resolution was unanimously adopted. 

J.P.Davis introduced a resolution endorsing A.J. Felt for Lieutenant 
Governor, which was adopted . 

April 25. Republican Congressional Convention at Leavenworth. Major 
E.N.Morrill is unanimously renominated for Congress. 

April 29. The Horton Street Railway is incorporated. 

April 29. Union Labor Congressional Convention at Atchison. S. Weaver, 
J. H. Brown and J. W. Scott are the Brown county delegates. J. H. Brown is 
Secretary of the convention and S Weaver is elected a delegate to the National 
Union Labor Convention at Cincinnati, May 15th. 

April 23. J C.Cleland has resigned his commission as postmaster at 
Grand Prairie and the office will be discontinued. Grand Prairie was one of 
the first postoffices established in Brown county and Mr.Cleland has honorably 
filled the position as postmaster for many years. Now Powhattan handles 
about all the mail and Grand Prairie remains only as a land mark. — Democrat. 

April 26. The sixty-ninth anniversary of Odd Fellowship is celebrated at 
Horton. All the Brown county lodges are represented. Scott Hopkins de- 
livers the address of welcome, O. C. Hill is orator of the day and W. H. 
Kemper is marshal of the day. 

May 3. The Democrat says: "Willis has decided to put on metropolitan 
airs. At a meeting held there a few evenings since it was decided to erect a 
canning factory and about $1,800 was subscribed as a starter." 



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May 5. The Hamlin Percheron Horse Company incorporated with $2000 
capital. Lorin Argo, Jonathan Kimmel and W.S Myers are the directors. 

May 10. Republican State Convention at Wichita elect delegates to the 
National Convention. 

May 10. Commencement exercises of the Hiawatha High School. 

May t 12. Democratic County Convention. W.H.Kemper was chairman 
and Clyde McManigal secretary. 

J. J. Fislier, Nathan Jones, John Lyons and A. D. Brown were appointed 
a committee on credentials. 

E. Harrington, Henry Isely, George Boone, Sr., W. H.Kemper, Jackson 
Hart and Johnson Beatty were elected as delegates to the state convention at 
Wichita. J.J. Fisher, J.J. Burger, John B. Green, A.B.Smith, H. F.Mellen- 
bruch and H. C. Miller were elected as delegates to the state convention at 
Leavenworth. 

S. Litle, Henry Williams, J. D. Hinton, R. M. Stewart, W. A- Schnable and 
E. Bierer were elected as delegates to the Congressional convention at Atchison. 

H.F. Mellenbruch introduced a resolution endorsing the administration of 
President Cleveland which was adopted. 

The delegates to the Wichita convention were instructed for George T. 
Williams as a delegate to the National convention. 

May 17. Democratic state convention at Wichita to select delegates to 
the National convention. George T. Williams was elected as an alternate to 
the National convention. 

May 19. Hiawatha is lighted with electric lights. 

May' 21. Robinson Post No. 468, is organized. The charter members are 
Zephaniah Jones, James A. Gilbert, Marshall P. Rash, Hiram Crounse, Samuel 
Mears, Thos Jenkins, Thos Trompeter, J.Zaibjr, J H. Lang, H. EI. Hickman, 
C.R.Martin, H.Cheal, H N.Chase, M. A Q ugley, C Cowley. Wm.Schung. 

May 26. Magic City Divison, Uniform Rank, K. of P is organized at 
Horton. 

May 30. Memorial Day is observed at Hiawatha. Rev. Gill delivers the 
address. 

May 30. Memorial Day is observed at Horton. O.C. Hill, of Hiawatha, 
is orator of the day. 

May 31. National Prohibition convention at Indianapolis nominates 
Fisk and Brook. 

June 5-6. Democratic National Convention at St. Louis nominates 
Cleveland and Thurman. 

Juke 8 The Flambeau dub is organized at Hiawatha. The officers are 
Will Brundage, Captain, Chas. P . Waste, 1st Lieutenant, Alex Foster, 2nd 
Lieutenant, John F.Kerrigan, 1st Sergeant. Earnest Ruley, 2nd Sergeant. 

June 8. Joseph Beckman suicides by hanging in the Horton jail. 

June — . Horton votes $30,00J worth of bonds for new school building. 

June—. An eight inch vein of coal is struck at a depth of 165 foot at 
Horton. It is not thick enough to work. 

June 13. The first Presbytery holds a meeting at the U. P. Church in 
Hiawatha. 

June U. Riverside Cemetery Association of Horton incorporated wit h 
E T.Letson, Lewis M.Briggs, W.W. Letson, Frank Royse and H.M. Jackson 
as trustees. 



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June— C. B. Carey resigns as County Superintendent to accept the 
principalsliip of the Fairbury, Nebraska si hools. 

June 18. Republican convention at Chicigo nominates Harrison and 
Morton. 

— Distrii t Sunday School convention at Horton. M. S. Smalley, of Hia- 
watha is chairman. 

June 19. Union Labor congressional convention. 

June 29. Hiawatha Republicans ratify the nomination of Harrison and 
Morton. 

June 30. The Hiawatha Democratic Club is organized with John H. 
Meyer, president; William H. Hall, vice president; George E. Holbein, secretary 
and Eli Mosu-, treasurer. E. Bierer, George Morris and Stewart Litle, execu- 
tive committee. George H. Adams, H. C. Baker and H. A. Meyer were ap- 
pointed to draft a set of resolutions and report at the next meeting of the club. 
E Harrington, E. Bierer, A. Leigh and R. M. Stewart were appointed as del- 
egates to the state convention of Democratic clubs at Leavenworth. 

July 1. Horton is illuminated with electricity. 

July 4. Celebration at Hiawatha. J. T. Grimes was chief marshal and 
Hon. T. B. Gerow, of Atchison was orator of the day. 

-Democratic state convention at Leavenworth, nominates John A. Mar- 
tin for governor 

July 14 Prohibition county convention. J. W. Margrave was chair- 
man and Capt. Shealey was secretary. Dr. Thomas, Wm. Robertson and J. 
W. Margrave were elected as delegates to the state convention at Hutchinson. 

July 19. Prohibition state convention at Hutchinson. J. W. Schooler 
of Hiawatha is nominated as a presidential elector for the first district. 

July 25 Republican state convention at Topeka. Brown county is rep- 
resented by John Schilling, John Fulton, O. C. Hill and J. B. Mitchell. James 
Falloon receives twenty-seven votes for attorney general. 

August 6. The corner stone for the Presbyterian church at Horton is 
laid. 

August 7. Prohibition county convention. H. F. Douthart is chairman 
and J. B. Stephens secretary. Mrs. Anna L. Diggs, secretary of the Prohibi- 
tion state committee was present and addressed the convention. R. J. Mc- 
Ginnis was present and offered the following resolutions which were adopted; 

Resolved, that it is the sense of this convention to nominate no man for any office who is 
not thoroughly committed to the Prohibition party principle and who would not prefer defeat 
on our ticket to success on any other, and that our best efforts be put forth to secure the nomi. 
nation of men best suited to fill the office for which they are named and further that where we 
have no member of our party suited to fill any given office we leave such place to be filled at the 
discretion of the individual voters. 

Resolved, That we pledge to our candidates. National, State and County our best support 
and defense. With Christian courage from the standpoint of the real underlying principles of 
our party and that we condemn the spirit of personal and abusive terrorism which now charac- 
terizes political campaigns as most dangerous and degrading to society and disgraceful *o the 
stale and nation . 

Resolved, That we endorse the declaration of principles set forth in the platform of our 
state convention, and that we pjint with pride to the unmistakable work ^as chairman of the 
committee on resolutions) of Hon John P. St. John in whose honor and ability we have an 
abiding and growing confidence and believe that the day is not far distant when a complete 
vindication of his christian character as well as the wisdom of his force as a party leader will 
be established throughout our own state and the entire country. 

Resolved, That while we believe it is a duty and privilege of christians to participate in the 



1888J ' ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 219 

issues of tho day and assist in the elevation of politics to a higher moral plane, we deem the 
holding of Prohibition party meeting on any part of the Sabbath day to be unnecessary and 
damaging to the cause. 

On motion the chair appointed G. W. Shealey, R J, McGinnis and A. P. 
Browning as a committee on nomination. The committee reported the follow- 
ing nominations whicli were adopted: Senator, H F Douthart; representa- 
tive, R. M Patton; superintendent, J. M Ljpley: district clerk, O. M Prew- 
itt; probate judge, F. M. Starnes; commissioner, S. Detwiler. The following 
central committee was then appointed: Hiawatha, J. W. Margrave, J. N. 
Scouller; Mission, J. H. Robertson; Hamlin, Perry Styles; Morrill, F. M. 
Starnes; Walnut, 0, H, Isely; Powhattan, Robert McGinnis; Padonia, W. H. 
Conklin; Irving, J. M. Marcum; Washington, Rev. Wm. Streeter: Hiawatha 
Township, L. Fordyce. 

August 8. The corner stone of the Methodist church at Horton is laid. 

August 18. School board convention at Hiawatha; about 200 people were 
present. McOormack was elected president. 

—Union Labor convention at the court house to elect delegates to the 
state convention. J. H. Brown was chosen chairman and Albert O. Baldwin, 
secretary . » 

J. W. Scott, J. H. Brown and A. O. Baldwin were elected as delegates to 
the state convention and T. Crow, Wm. King and J. R. Ash as alternates. 

James Mills, H. F. Mellenbruch, E. Chase and T. A. Lowe were chosen as 
a central committee. 

R. M. Kime, S. Weaver, J R. Ash, J W. Scott and T. A. Lowe as a com- 
mittee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Whereas, Four years ago, the great cry was, "a change," and as there has been no 
change, we believe the two political parties (namely the Democrats and Republicans) to be con- 
trolled by monopolies and trusts, and the money sharks of the entire world, to the detriment of 
the mass of the people and in favor of a class, therefore, 

Resolved, That we. the Union Labor party of Brown county in convention this 18th day of 
August. 1888 denounce the Republican and Democratic parties and adopt the platform of the 
Union Labor convention of Cinciunatti. 

August 25. Mission township Sunday schools hold a convention as Willis. 

August 28. Union Labor convention at Wichita to nominate a state 
ticket nominates P. P. Elder for governor. 

September 1. The Hiawatha Academy is dedicated. Chancellor Lippin- 
cottof the State University delivered the principal address. Speeches were 
made by President Smalley, J. P. Davis, A. J. Felt, Prof. Rosseter, Mayor 
Yates, Revs. Richardson, Scott and Miller, Prof. CD. Lawrence, O C. Hill 
and Prof. J. E. Banta. The building, exclusive of grounds, cost $11,915 

September^. The 23rd Annual Fair. G. R. T. Roberts is president 
andC. H. Lawrence secretary. 

September ti. The Horton Daily Headlight has suspended. 

September 13. The Hiawatha Academy opens with 88 pupils. 

September 16. The Horton daily Register appears. 

September 17. Republican county convention to elect delegates to the 
Senatorial convention. Ed Hoye was elected temporary chairman and J. A. 
Jonas temporary secretary. 

J. W Lamme, T. M. Campbell and J. D. Hazeu were appointed a commit- 
tee on permanent organization and reported in favor of A. McLaughlin for 
chairman and Frank Leibengood for secretary. 



220 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 1 1888 

S. Thompson, J. Sterns and Jas Corsaut were appointed a committee on 
credentials and reported the following list of delegates entitled to seats in the 
convention: 



Baker— Jesse Holt, Ed Backenstoce, Jeff Mil- 
ler. 

Morrill— W A. Biggart, Thos. J. Marion, P. 
K. Fisher. 

Everest— Geo Pierce, Philip Jaques, B. A. 
Williams. 

Hiawatha— Thos. Campbell, J. D Weltmer, 
Rudy Zimmerman, Frank Norton. 

Horton— F. J Johnson. L. H.Smyth 

Hiawatha— Jas. Corsaut, A. McLaughlin, 
Samuel Bierer, Ed. Hoye, J. W. Eamme. 



Reserve— Jno. A. Jonas. 

Padonia— J. W Leibengood, D. L. Morgan 

Robinson— J. D. Hazen, P S. Kelley, John 
Bengston 

Powhattau— A. J. Comstock. 

Irving — Geo. Lindley, L. G. Lightfoot. 

Hamlin— J. Sterns, L Argo. 

Carson— A. J. Anderson, J. B Murray. 

Walnut— S. Thompson. J. K Shintaffer. 

Kickapoo— W D. Rife. 

Willis— J. J. Figley, H. A. Smith. Willard 
Figley, Fred Hoyt 

Jas. Corsaut, Ed. Hoye, R. Zimmerman, J. D. Weltmer, H. Smith. A. R. 
Smith, A. M. Hannah, J. D Hazen, Samuel Bierer and J. W. Lamme were 
elected delegates to the Senatorial convention and instructed for John Schill- 
ing for senator. 

A hot fight between Schilling and Jno. Fulton had been made during the 
primarie"s and the Fulton forces numbered sixteen in the convention and stood 
by him to the last. 

September 19. Republican Senatorial convention at Hiawatha. Cy Le- 
land was chairmau and C. H. Lawrence secretary. S. L Ryan, Samuel Bierer 
and Daniel Hazen were appointed a committee on resolutions and presented 
the following which were adopted: 

We. representing the Republicans of the first Senatorial district of Kansas in convention 
assembled, declare ourse'ves as heartily approving the work of the National Republican con- 
vention and of the platform adopted and the candidates nominated. 

We endorse the National and State platforms and pledge ourselves to the support of Na- 
tional State Congressional and Senatorial Republican tickets of our respective counties. 

We endorse the able and earnest work of Hon. J. J. Ingalls, not only in shaping legisla- 
tion of the country, but in behalf of the Republican party. 

We endorse the course of Hon P. B. Plumb in congress as that of a faithful, honest and 
able public servant and we earnestly favor his countenance in the senate another term. 

Weapprove of the record of Hon. E. N Morrill in congress and assure him that we will 
earnestly work for his re-election. 

Jno. Schilling was nominated for senator by acclamation. C. H. Lawrence 
and A. R. Smith were made the Brown county members of the central com- 
mittee. 

September 20. Horton celebrates her second anniversary. 

September 25. Democratic convention at Horton to send delegates to 
the senatorial convention. Geo. Boone is chairman and Clyde McMauigal sec- 
retary E. Harrington, W. H.Kemper, John M. Dowell, Geo. Boone, E Bierer, 
J. A. Jeffries, Carey Findley, N. A. Barney, Henry Gillispie, J. D. Hinton, C. 
B. Blaney, E B. McKim, J. Bowrou, W. S. Hall and H. F. Melleubruch are 
selected as delegates. H. C. Miller, M. D. Moore, J. M. Lyons, G. E. Clay- 
ton, Jackson Hart. Elmer Hardy G. L. Parker, Clyde McManigai, Geo. Wil- 
liams, J. F. Spickelmier, J. W. Hudgens, M. Gil more, Win. Meyer, J. M. 
Idol and A. D. Brown are chosen alternates. B. A. Seaver was endorsed as a 
candidate for senator. 

September 28. J. D. Blair, president of the Hiawatha Republican club 
issues the following challenge— "The Republican club of Hiawatha challenges 



1888J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 221 

the democracy of Brown county to a joint debate upon the political issues of 
the day; to take place in the court house in Hiawatha at any time they may 
deem proper to designate. Tne time at such meeting to be equally divided 
between the two parties." 

September 29. Senatorial convention at Severance. B. A. Seaver is 
nominated for senator but declines to make the race. Albert Perry was then 
nominated and also declined. Convention then adjourned until October 15th. 

September 29. Union Labor convention at Hiawatha nominates Fred 
Close for senator, Chris A. Saylor for representative. S. Weaver for clerk, 
T. H. Lowe for probate judge, D. L. Miller for superintendent and D. G. Olin- 
ger for commissioner. 

October 1. Horton postoffice is made a presidential office. 

October 9 W. A. Schnable is elected councilman at Horton to Mil va- 
cancy. 

October 13 Democratic county convention. E.Harrington is chairman 
and Clyde McManigal is secretary. 

Eli Hardin. W S Fisher and J. D. Hardy were appointed a committee on 
credentials and reported a full set of delegates from all precincts except Re- 
serve. 

S C. Hall, Henry Isely and Theodore Scheckerwere appointed a committee 
on permanent organization and order of business. 

J. D. Hardy for representative, James A. Clark for county attorney, George 
T. Williams for clerk of the court, Alex Wilhelm for superintendent, John B. 
Greeh, for probate judge, A.Leigh for coroner and Peter Berney for commis- 
sioner were nominated by acclamation. 

The following central committee was appointed: Re-erve, Jack Messmore; 
Everest, Richard Yewell; Hiawatha Township, W. S. Hall; Irving, J. W. Dick- 
inson; Willis. Samuel Finley; Baker, J. W. Hudgens; Robinson, J. H. Wil- 
liams; Washington, James W. Smith; Carson, H, F. Mellenbruch; Fairview, 
Fred Isely; Hamlin, J. D. Hinton; Powhattan, Mat Gilmore; Morrill, E. B. Mc- 
Kim; Horton, 1st ward, W. A. Schnable; 2nd ward, W. J. VanNatta; 3rd ward, 
Eli Hardin: 4tli ward, C. M. Morse; Hiawatha city, 1st ward, W. W. Beymer; 
2nd ward, J. J. Fisher; 3rd ward, Geo. Boone, Sr ; 4th ward, John White. The 
committee organized with the election of George Boone chairman and George 
T. Williams secretary. 

October 14 Brown county Creamery company incorporated at Hiawatha 
by A. J. Hill, Geo. T. Williams, Elias Moser, T. L Brundage and M. S. Smal- 
ley. 

October 15. Powhattan Baptist church chartered by George W. Wilson, 
Jesse Fletcher, John H. Hail, T C. Bronson and J. H. Powell. The property 
is estimated at $100. 

October 15. Republican county convention. A. R. Smith is chairman 
and C. H. Pierce secretary. 

L. N. Reagen, I. P. Winslow, W. A. Biggart, L R. Yates, W. D. Frazey, 
H. W. Brundage, G. H. Norton, John F. Wilson, John Lorimer, T. C Hon- 
nell, O. F Condit and A. Carothers were appointed a committee on creden- 
tial: and reported the following list of delegates entitled to seats in the con- 
vention: 



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[1888 



Hiawatha, First ward— James Corsaut, J. D. 
Blair, G. E. Mitchell. 

Hiawatha. Second ward— J. A. Hewitt. J. P. 
Davis, S Hunter, H. P. Shaffer, L. R. Yates. 

Hiawatha, Third ward— W. M. Wellcome, C. 
Meisenheimer. A. N. Ruley 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— J. W. Lamme, J. F. 
Dauber. 

Robinson— J. F. Wilson, C. L. Carroll, O. 
Comptom, S. A. Groninger, O. F. Condit, Jas. 
Janeen, H. Crounse. J. D. Hazen. 

Kickapoo— J. H Hall. Joe Wyatt, S. A. Hol- 
comb, Robert Andrews. 

Powhattan— James Grubb, W. D. Frazey and 
L. C. Clark. 

Horton— W. H. Sprague, W. F. Means. M. 
Dortman, H. W. Brundage, E E. Scheck, L. 
L. VanMeter, L. L. Merrill, G. W. Pierce, F. 
J. Johnson, W W. Ralston, R. H. Hannas. 

Hiawatha— T. M. Campbell, Wm. Hauber, 
John Sherrett, A. G Speer, J. V. Rollins, Ja- 
cob Schilling, B. F. Partch, G. H. Norton, J. 
W. Wonder, C. A. Pierce, W. A. Zimmerman. 



Washington— S. E. Brown, George Ander- 
son, C. B. Weaver. T. C. Honnell, A. Kuhl- 
man, S. Peterson, John Scott. D. A. Williams. 

Baker— C. C. Beldon, J. W. Spence', Jessie 
Holt, W. M. Nellans, George Davis, A. M. 
Hannah 

Willis-W. H. Barber, A. F. Moore, John 
Lorimer, Williard Figley, A W Compton, J. 
L. White, F. F. Miles. C. W. Baxter, J. M. 
Bell. 

Irving— George M. Wilson, A W.Bell, W. 
M. Arnold. J. N. Guinn, J. W. Swartz. 

Padonia— I. P Winslow, John Heatley, Thos. 
Purslow, Frank Leibengood. 

Hamlin— Milton Moore, P. Pfeiffer, R. Gas. 
ton, A. R. Smith, L. Argo, L. N. Reagan 

Reserve— John Jonas, J- F. Crandall. 

Morrill— John Weaver, John A. Fulton, M. 
W. Meyers, T. J. Marion, W. A. Biggart. J. 
W. McNara, J I. Smith John Burnworth. 

Walnut— C. Evans. R. Gordon, A Carolhers, 
A. J. Anderson 

Tyler— F. M Stewart, W. F. Lambertson, S. 
Thompson, J. J. Webb 

J. P. Davis, L. L. VanMeter, S. A. Groninger were appointed a commit- 
tee on organization and reported in favor of making the temporary organiza- 
tion permanent. 

J. D. Blair, A- G. Speer, L L Merrill, A. F. Moore and J. M. Bell were 
appointed a committee on resolutions and reported the following which were 
adopted : 

The Republican party of Brown county in the state of Kansas, in the convention assembled 
through its regularly chosen delegates with great pride and satisfaction, approve of the princi- 
ples of the party as expressed in all its national conventions, from its organization until the 
present time. 

We declare our loyalty to the Republican party and pledge our earnest and hearty support 
to the principles enunciated ir. the platform of the national convention held in Chicago, June 
19, 18S8 and to the principles expressed in the platform of the state Republican convention held 
in Topeka, Kansas on the 25th day of July. 1888 

We heartily endorse the nomination of Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana and Levi P. Morton, 
of New York for president and vice president of the United States, as true Americans of great 
ability, purity of character and most fitting repress ntatives of the Republican party and a free 
and enlightened people. 

We recognize the good judgement of the state Republican convention held at Topeka, July 
25, 1888 in selecting for the state ticket men of progressive ideas who are devoted to Republican 
principles and the progress of our state and the welfare of its people. We recognize their abil- 
ity and integrity and pledge them our earnest support. 

We approve and commend the present state administration as wise, economical and just 
and we recognize that the officers have been faithful to their trusts and deserving of our highest 
commendation. 

We believe in the protection of American labor and American product and denounce as un- 
wise and unpatriotic the attempts to embody in our legislation principles of free trade. Intel- 
ligent and prosperous free labor is the cornerstone on which our government is founded and 
we protest against its being impoverished by competition with the production of underpaid la- 
bor of Europe, or degraded by the importation of pauper labor from China or any other portion 
of the world. 

We believe our soldiers and sailors of the Union in the late war placed the nation under a 
debt of obligation and gratitude which it can never pay, but that it is the duty of the govern, 
ment to discharge its obligations so far as it is possible to do so by granting pensions and es- 
tablishing homes for all such old soldiers and sailors as are disabled or in want, and we approve 
the course of our Republican senator and members of congress in voting pensions and urge 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 223 



them to do all in their power to show the nation's appreciation of the old soldiers and sailors' 
services in the war of the 1 ebellion. 

We condemn the actions of President Cleveland in vetoing- a vast number of worthy private 
pension bills and denounce as degrading- the dignity of the office which he holds and as insult- 
ing the memory of every dead, and slurring the honor of every living- soldier and sailor by the 
manner in which he expresses his false reasoning- for his veto. 

We arraign the Democratic administration of President Cleveland for having failed to keep 
the pledg-es on which it came into power. It promised economy and has been most extravag-ant 
in expenditure which has exceeded by $25,000,000 the preceeding- Republican administration. 
It promised to reduce the surplus in the treasury, but reversing- the rule of previous administra- 
tions in using- it to pay the debt has permitted the surplus to lie idle and accumulate to the great 
injury of the business of the country. It charg-ed the Republicans of having 30,000 more office 
holders for the administration of affairs of the government than was necessary and promised 
to reduce the number, but instead of reducing the number has increased it 7.000 more in order 
to satisfy the hungry hoards of office seekers in the Democratic party. It promised to care for 
and give attention to the disabled soldiers and sailors of the late war and has treated with con- 
temptuous vetos every pension bill against which it could find any shadow of technical objec- 
tions. It promised to protect the person and property of citizens both at home and abroad and 
mdintain the dignity and honor of the nation, yet in its relation to England, it has shown itself 
unable to give protection, either to parson or property and has permitted onr flag to be insulted 
without proper protest almost in sight of ourshores. It promised obedience to civil service re- 
forms and to strictly enforce the law governing the appointment of clerks and officials. It has 
disregarded that law and destroyed its effect. 

Resolved, That we express our highest appreciation and approval and success of the con- 
duct of our United States Senators John J Ingalls and Preston B. Plumb and that we are in 
favor of their re election 

Resolved, Further, that we heartilv approve and endorse the work in congress of our es- 
teemed fellow citizen. E. N Morrill, and that we especially approve and express our satisfac- 
tion with his able and untiring effort in serving the best interests of the First Congressional 
district and we pledtre ourselves to work earnestly and cordially for his re-election believing that 
his majorities can be increased to five thousand. 

For Prob.ite Judge there were seven ballots as follows: 

12 3 4 5 6 7 

T. B. Dickason 43 38 41 42 50 51 53 

T J Payne 27 35 40 43 43 46 47 

Fred Zimmerman 20 24 20 16 8 1 1 

F.M.Webb 16 10 4 5 2 4 4 

R. H Brewster 2 2 .. 

J . H. Cunningham 1 .. 

For county attorney, Ira J. Licock received fifty-nine votes, W. I. Stuart 
42 and James Falloon 3 

M. L Guelich was nominated for clerk of the court by acclamation. 
For county superintendent, P. R. Harmon received 78 votes and I. S. Gris- 
wold 26 

Dr J. L. Lem ister was nominated for coroner by acclamation. 
For representative, W. R Honnell received 62 votes and W. W. Price 40. 
For county commissioner on the first ballott S. C. Beldon received 23 
votes and John Goodwin 18, scattering 6. Ou the second ballot Beldon re- 
ceived 32, Goodwin 14, scattering 1. 

The following central committee was appointed; 

Irving. George M. Wilson; Padonia, A. J. Leibengood; Reserve, John 
Jonas; Hamlin, A. R Smith; Morrill, John A. Fulton; Tyler, S. Thompson; 
Carson, C Evans; Hiawatha Township, C. H. Pierce; Hiawatha, First ward, 
T. McLaughlin; Second ward, M G. Ham; Third ward, W. M. Shirley; Fourth 
ward, M. L. Guelich; Robinson, J.B.Mitchell; Washington. S. E. Brown; 
Everest, W. W. Price; Willis, Willard Figley; Baker, S E. Erwin; Horton, 
First ward, H W. Brundage; Second ward, W. F. Means; Third ward, G. W. 
Pierce; Fourth ward, F. J. Johnson; Kickapoo, S. A. Holcomb; Powhattan, W. 
D. Frazey. 

October 25. A Democratic reform club is organized in Willis 



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IRVING TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, G M. Wilson 191 

James Mathers 1 

Clerk. W R Moore •••169 

J. W Bowron I 

Treasurer. A. W Bell 1"! 

Justice, W. T Wilhoit 16» 

Jno. Meyers '65 

Jno. C. Dickinson i 

Jno Brown 1 

Constable. J. N. Guinn 167 

D V. Braley I 67 

PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, .). P McKnight 

Clerk. R W. Cornelison 

Treasurer, Wm. Evans 

Justice, I P. Winslow 

David Hillyer 

R. W. Cornelison 

Constable, I. P. Winslow 

D. B Anderson 



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HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP 

Trustee, W. H. Heimlich 

Clerk, Fred Lem'ev . 

Treasurer, J. J Weltmer 

Justice, Jno. Sherrett 

A. G. Speer 

Constable, J. V. Rollins 

W. A. Zimr 



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ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, H. H. Hickman 

Geo. P Moore 

Clerk, O. S Condit 

A.B. Smith 

J A. Gilbert 

Treasurer J B Mitchell 

D. Maxwell 

Justice, T. J . Payne 

J. Thuma 

A Close 

J. M. Williams 

Constable. James Payne 

E. E Dowell 

J C Foster 

A. Nellans 



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MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, Jno. Hoover 

B. F. Elliott 

Clerk, Jno Spring-er 

A. J. Kregrar 

Treasurer. J I. Smith 

A. W. Lichty 

Justice, T. J Marion 

Nathan Jones 

Thomas Crow 

T. F. Crow 

Constable, C. Fisher 

Isaac Hyatt 

O. E Shadel 

A. Shadel 



WASHING TON TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, S E. Brown.... 

N. F Hess 

Clerk. N. A. Price 

H. Huber 

Treasurer, T. C. Honnell 

T. Schecker 

Justice, D. M. Williams.. 

S. Peterson 

J. F. Foreman 

J. S. Snodgrass. 

Constable. D K. Sharp.. 

Albert Geig-er 

J R Yewell 

W.N. Bushlev 



MISSION TOWN? HIP. 



Trustee, E. L. Hale 

Marion Walters 

Clerk. J. L. White 

Geo E. Beall 

Treasurer, Jno. Goodwin 

W. N. White 

Henry Scheutz. 

Justice, Jno Lorimer.... 

■f N. Hays 

W B. Littreal 

Wm. Wilson 

Constable G. B Hazlett. 

L. L. Newland 

J. W. Wiett 

Robt. Gold 

B Hazlett 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee P. I. Shiutaffer. . 

L. B. Perkhiser 

Clerk, A A. Frink 

N. a . Gillam 

C. Liffhtang-er 

Treasurer. A. Kessler .. 

Fred Isely 

fustice, A . J Anderson.. 

S. Thompson 

J. W Belts 

T J. Gillillan 

.J.S.Beits ... 
Constable, Willis Scouten. 

Samuel Marker 

N. iltskey 

M. Overfield 

Jno W. Gillam 



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Clerk, T C Bronson ... . 

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Treasurer, /ames Grubb. . 

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Justice, S. A. Holcomb.. - 

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Trustee, J A. Jonas 

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Clerk, F. J. Smith 

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Treasurer. J F. Crandall' 

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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 227 

November 10. A preliminary meeting is held at Hamlin to organize the 
Brown County Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. 

November 13. Special election in Horton to fill vacancy caused by resig- 
nation of H. C. Miller as mayor results in the election of B. Bailey. 

November 13-14. Annual Sunday School Convention at Hiawatha. C. 
H. Isely is elected president, A. J Leibengood. secretary; Hattie Moyer, as- 
sistant secretary; A. McLaughlin, treasurer: M. S. Smalley, Mrs. J. H. Meyer 
and T. A Dunn, executive committee. 

November 15. Eastern Central Medical society meets at Horton. The 
following officers are elected: President, Dr. Linley of Atchison, vice president, 
Dr. Stivers of Horton, secretary, Dr. Reynolds of Horton, treasurer, Dr. Brun- 
dage of Horton. 

December 1. The citizens of Hiawatha hold a meeting to take action for 
the relief of the suffering people in the west. Mayor L. R. Yates is made 
chairman and C J. Logie secretary. 

Mr. 8chmoker, the accredited agent for Meade county was presented and 
told of the needs of his county. Mayor Yates was made the chairman of a re 
lief committee with the following co-workers: Hiawatha Township, W. II 
Heimlich, T. M. Campbell, L Finley, S. Detwiler, Geo, Norton, Rueben Moyer 
W. S. Brown; Padonia Township, W II. Conklin, E. A.Chase, R. J.Peckin 
paugh, I. P Winslow; Powhattan Township, W. R. Bartley, W. D. Rife, T 
J. Brown; Robinson Township, C. L. Carroll, J. B. Mitchell, W. O. Bechtel 
Wm Campbell; Walnut Township, J M. Boomer, G. B Okeson, Henry Isely 
A Carothers, J. H. Moyer; Mission Township E. Harrington, W. M. Nellans 
John Lorimer, S. E Erwin; Hamlin, A B. Allerton, T. C. Mathews. E. Berk 
ley, A. R. Smith; Irving, Geo. M. Wilson, J. A. VVolfley, Jake Bowron; Hiawa 
thaCity, O T Hulburd, M. Hesselberger, G. H. Adams, John Maglott, I. B 
Hoover, W M. Shirley, M. E. Yost. 

The ladies also appointed the following committee: Mrs. J. W. Pottenger 
chairman; Mrs. C H Lawrence, Mrs. E. J. Raff, Mrs. H. E. Penny, Mrs 
Scull, Mrs. Eli Moser, Mrs C. B. Hedding. 

December 2. Corner stone of the new Catholic < hurch is laid at Horton 
by Right Reverend L. M. Fink, the Bishop of Leavenworth. 

December 15. Brown county Teachers' Association at Horton 

1889. 

January I. The. first issue of the Brown County Star appears at Horton. 
F*red Starr proprietor and A. S. Abbott editor. It is the Union Labor Organ. 
It is short lived. 

Januarys First Reformed church of Fairview incorporated with Fred 
Isely, Chas. M. Geiger, Godfrey C. Schupbach and Philip S. Shintaffer as trus- 
tees. 

January 6. The Newman M. E church of Horton is dedicated by Bishop 
W. H. Ninde, of Topeka. 

January 17. Willis M. E. church chartered with Jesse Hen ney, John 
Hines, John H Robinson, T. J. Beall and Jesse Mack as directors. 

January 17. The plat of the Academy Addition to Hiawatha is filed 
with the Register of Deeds 

January 27. The First Presbyterian church of Horton is dedicated. The 
dedicatory sermon is preached by Dr. Brown of Highland. 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. | 



February 5. The Brown County Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company 
incorporated with T. J. Elliott, C. A. Saylor, D. A Lichty, Wm. Brockhoff, 
John Lanning, Elias Berkley, Allen W. Lichty, A. P. Browning, C. J. Hard- 
ing, Henry Stafford, Peter Fadley, John M* Coy, A. B. AUerton, A. F. Robin- 
son and H. F. Mellenbruch as directors. 

February 12 Volume 1, No. 1 of the Peoples Banner, a labor paper, is 
issued at Horton by A. 8. Abbott. 

February 19 20. Farmers' Institute at Hamlin. C. A. Saylor presided 
and C. P. Stiles acted as secretary. 

February 18. The Hiawatha City Council by a unanimous vote request 
the Brown county representatives in the legislature to have a bill passed en- 
abling the city to vote $25,000 worth of bonds for water works purposes. 

February 20. Mayor Yates issues his proclamation placing Hiawatha 
under quarantine regulations agaiust the small-pox district in the Northern 
part of the country. 

February 28. Hiawatha is given authority to issuse additional water 
works bonds. 

—Horton Heights addition to the town of Horton is placed outside the cor- 
porate limits of the city by the legislature. 

March 26. Hiawatha city convention. E Hoye is chairman and Will 
Brundage secretary. For mayor C. V. Pyle received 7 votes and J. P. Bause 
4. Jno. E. Moon for treasurer. C. H Janes for treasurer of the board of educa- 
tion, and John Cunningham for police judge were nominated by acclamation. 
For justices of the peace L. S. Herbert and F. M. Keith were nominated. For 
constables S. H.Johnson and J. P. Anderson were nominated. L. R. Yates, 
John Merrill, M. G. Ham, Ed Hoye and Fred Zimmerman were elected as a 
central committee. 

March 30 The farmers hold a meeting at the court house to discus* the 
twine question. S. Detwiler was made chairman and B. F. Par ten secretary. 
Speeches were made by A. Carothers, H. F. Mellenbruch, Martin Woodal, 
Messrs Smith and Weaver, of Everest, John McCreary, Forest Yaw, James 
Hudgins and J. K McGinnis 

J. J. Berger, W O Bechtel and A. P. Browning were appointed a commit- 
tee on resolutions and reported the following which were adopted: 

Resolved. That we pledge ourselves not to use any twine, beyond last year's prices, and in 
every way curtail the amount used. 

Resolved. That we hereby declare ourselves in perfect accord and will support the Farm- 
ers' Alliance in their resistance to the Twine.Combine. In view of the fact that the prices of 
binding twine have advanced almost beyond where it can be profitably used through the manip- 
ulation of speculators, who have cornered the entire sisal and Manilla fibre, we would recom- 
mend to our farmers that every practicable expediency be resorted to for the purpose of meeting 
the emergency, by cutting- off the use of twine whenever possible. 

We also recommend the following expedients: 

Changing binders into harvesters with platforms for hand binding. The curtailing of the 
small grain output wherever the results for years have been of doubtful profit. 

B. F. Partch offered an additional resolution to the effect that the conven- 
tion express themselves in perfect accord with the Farmers' Alliance. 

A. P Browning, John McCreary and B F. Partch were appointed an exe- 
cutive committee. 

S. Detwiler was authorized to consider methods for the permanent organ- 
ization of the farmers of the county. 



1889] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY, 



229 



April, 1. Miss R. B. Wilcox is confirmed as librarian of the Hiawatha 
City Library. 

April 2. Election in city of Hiawatha. 

1st 
For Mayor Ward 

J. P. Bause 61 

C. V. Pyle 50 

Treasurer 

John E. Moon , 118 

Treasurer Board of Education 

C. H. Janes 118 

Justice of the Peace 

L. 8 Herbert.... 52 

A. A. Holmes 29 

F. M. Keith 50 

J. K.Klinefelter 

R Dowell 

Police J udge 

John Cunningham 112 

A. A. Holmes -± 

Constables 

S. H Johnson 64 

J.P.Anderson 61 

P. C. Dennis 1 

S. Winslow 

J.Burke 

Councilmen 

G. T. Williams s t 114 

John Fraser 1 t 114 

A. McLaughlin 1. t 

M G. Ham s. t 

A. L . Newcomb s . t 

S. C. Davis 

John McGuire s. t 

I. B. Hoover 1. t 

John White 

P. R. Harmon 

Member School Board 

J. V. McNamar 114 

R. C Chase 

Elias Moser 

G. H. Adams 

H. C. Baker 

M. L. Guelich 

H. O. Scott 

For member Board of Education in attached territory J. L. Allem received 
50 votes and A. D. Brown 49. 

April 2. Horton City election results in the election of A. X. Campbell, 
mayor; W. F. Means, police judge; E. J. Byers, treasurer: F. D. Krebs, treas- 
urer, board of education; L. L. Merrill and F. DeWitt, justices of the peace; 
W. S. Ridgell and F. Walters, constables; J. E. Hanson, L. T. Broaddus, F. C. 
Smith and William McCrackan, councilmen; L. H. Smyth, J. T Hopkins, J. 
W. Martin, J. H. Greenwell, Dr. 0. C. Stivers, members of Board of Educa- 
tion. 

April 9. The following appointments are made for the city of Horton: 
Eli Hardin, marshal: Joseph Meadows, street commissioner; W. E. Lane, city 
clerk. 



2nd 


3rd 


4th 


Total 


Ward 


Ward 


Ward 




97 


53 


60 


274 


80 


75 


36 


241 


175 


127 


96 


516 


177 


127 


96 


518 


87 


167 


35 


341 


103 


58 


50 


240 


38 


42 


40 


170 


2 






2 


1 






1 


171 


124 


94 


501 






1 


5 


104 


84 


46 


298 


94 


81 


52 


288 


5 


6 


6 


18 






2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


4 

114 
114 


111 






in 


162 






162 


64 






64 




85 


85 


85 




41 




41 




125 




125 






90 


99 






1 


1 
114 


104 






104 


72 






72 


3 






3 




125 




125 






57 


57 






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9 



230 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1889 

April 9. E. Harrington, J- M. Boomer, G. R. T. Roberts, J. D. Stanley, 
A. Carothers, S. Detwiler, T. A.Shaw are elected directors of the Brown Coun- 
ty Exposition. They organized by the election of S. Detwiler, president; E 
Harrington, vice president; J. H. Meyer, secretary; W. M.Shirley, financial 
secretary: John E Moon, treasurer: C. H. Lawrence, superintendent of grounds. 

April 10. E. N. Morrill is elected president of the First National bank 
of Leavenworth. 

April 12. Union No 298 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners of America is organized at Horton with twenty-three members The 
following officers were elected: J. H. Cullimore, president; J. C Purvis, vice 
president; L T. Broaddus, recording secretary; F. M. Cole, financial secretary; 
R. C. Mailone, treasurer: 8. D. Smith, preceptor; Joe Schloske, conductor; J. 
E. Hall, warden 

April 12. Upon petition of fifty-six electors it is ordered by the county 
commissioners that the town of Hamlin be incorporated as a city of the third 
class, and an election is ordered for April 30th T. C. Mathews, John Sterns 
and Joe Dean are appointed a board of canvassers. George Sandusky, Samuel 
Sweeney and J. H. Rains, judges; Henry Button and George M. Teale, clerks of 
said election. 

April 15. Miss Anna R >hl is confirmed librarian of the Hiawatha City 
Library. 

April 16. W. I Stuart is appointed city attorney for Horton 

April 18. The merchants of Hot ton organize under the protective system 
represented by the Merchants' Retail Agency of Chicago and elect the follow- 
ing officers: D L. Craig, president: W. R McCandless, vice president: R. H. 
Fox, secretary. John Dean, treasurer; Sam Ettinson, S. M. Ettinson, John Dean. 
W. A. Schnable, G. W. Kanotf, L B Duff, George Pien e, J. W. Curran, O. 
C. Lutt, E. J. Byers. Clyde McManigal, executive committe. 

April 20. Pursuant to adjournment the farmers of Brown county met to 
consider the twine question. The committee appointed at the previous meet- 
ing of March 30th reported »s to the weight and price of twine. The report 
was accepted and the committee continued and B. F. Partch, J. S. Henney and 
A. B. Allerton were added to it. 

Communications were rend from B H. Clover, president of the State Alli- 
ance, William Symms, Master of the State Grange; and J. B. Otis, lecturer of 
the State Grange. 

On motion of B. F. Partch it was unanimously decided to organize a Farm- 
ers Association and a meeting was called May 11th for that purpose. W. H. 
Heimlich, of Hiawatha: A. Carothers, of Walnut; W. M. Smith, of Hamlin: 
G.M.Wilson, of Irving: J. P. M. Knight, of Padonia; W. O. Bechtel, of Robinson; 
S. E. Erwin, of Mission: Willis Reid, of Powhattau; C. A. Saylor, of Morrill: 
and S. E. Brown of Washington were added to the original committeee on or- 
ganization 

April 18 Horton Lodge No. 328 A. F. & A. M. was organized under dis- 
pensation issued April 18, 1889, with the following officers; Philip Morgan, W. 
M.: W. W. Whitead, S. W.; A. X Campbell, J W. A charter was issued on 
the 19th day of February, 1890, with the following officers: W. W. Whitead, 
W. M.; W. H. Steele, S. W.: W. O. Michaels, J. W. The following is a list of 
the charter members: Philip Morgan, W. W. Whitead, George M. Whitead, 
Clyde McManigal. H. W. Bradley, John Sfcanisburger, VV. C. Alexander, E. E. 



1889] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 231 

Hutchings, B G. Craig, L. D. Craig, John Collins, John Dean, W. II. Steele, 
George W. Kanoff, M. R. Hackedorn, A. X. Campbell, M. H. Sope. 

April 22. The hall of Hiawatha Lodge, No. 83, I. O. O. F. is dedicated. 
Grand Master, Lieutenant Governor A. P. Riddle was present and conducted 
the ceremonies. 

April 25 Horton Y. M. C. A. charted. J. B. Hopper, W. G Wilson, E. 
Ervin, H. P. Syfan, U. S. Turner, Ralph Tart, W. H. Fluke, Staunton dinger 
and A. R. Branson are the trustees. 

April 29. First Baptist church of Horton incorporated by E. S. Malone, 
G. E. Clem, A. R. Branson, A. K. Mellott, C. C. Donley, C. F. Moll, E. Ervin. 
The estimated value of the property is $1400. 

April 29. A. C. Foster is confirmed as city marshal of the city of Hiawa- 
tha. 

April 30. Hamlin City elects the following offkers: Mayor, L. E Hard- 
ing; police judge, Samuel Sweeney; councilmen, John Sterns, Samuel Miller, F. 
H Benedict, W. A. Nixon and J. Dilley. 

April 30 The 100th anniversary of the inauguration of Washington was 
observed in Hiawatha. Services were held at three of the churches and in the 
evening a patriotic service was held at the Armory, where the following pro- 
gram was rendered: 

Invocation Rev. Hunt 

Scientific Progress C W.Johnson 

Politics of 100 years O. C Hill 

Educational Progress J . E Banta 

Business Advancement, M S Smalley 

Benediction Rev . Lohman 

May 2. The Democrat says: ,; Last week the president appointed J. Hor- 
ton, of Lawrence, H. J. Aten, of Hiawatha and A. D. Walker, of Holton, com- 
missioners to negotiate with the Prairie bands of Pottawatomie and Kickapoo 
Indians for the sale of their lands under the provisions of the act of Congress, 
approved March 2, 1889. 

May 2. The Willis improvement Association elect John Lorimer, John 
Goodwin, J. D. Harpster, D. L. McCoy, and M. G. Ham as directors. The 
board organizes by the election of Lorimer, as president; Ham, vice president; 
Harpster, treasurer and McCoy, secretary. 

May 2 Three newspapers have died in Horton this week: the Daily Reg- 
ister, Gazette and Star. This still leaves three in the field which is still a sur- 
plus — Horton Commercial 

May 8. The quarterly meeting of the Baptist ministers is held at Horton 
and is conducted by Deacon J. M. Boomer, president pro tern. 

May 16. The Kansas Classiss of the Reformed church meet at Fairview. 
Rev. A. G. Lohman is elected. president. 

May 17. F. D. Krebs dies at Horton. 

May—. Harmony Alliance No 213 is organized in District No. 44 by A. 
E. Dickinson with L. C. Clark as president and Edwin Smith as secretary. 
Thi- was the first Alliance organization in Brown county. 

• May 18. A.E Dickinson, State lecturer for the Farmers Alliance organ- 
izes Hiawatha Alliance, No. 297, with the following officer and members: W. 
S. Hall, president; S. Detwiler, vice president: W. H. Heimlich, secretary: W. 
S. Brown, treasurer; B. F. Partch, chaplain; J. S. Henney, lecturer: O. A. Sav- 
ior, assistant lecturer; W. W. English, door keeper; W. E. Hixon, assistant 



232 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1889 

door keeper; G. W. Brown, sargeant at arms; J, A. Jeffries, county organizer; 
W. O. Bechtel, G. M. Wilson, J W. McCreary, William Radford, T. B. Dicka- 
son, J. W. Hudgins, A J. Tuttle, J. A. Jeffries, Jr., James Breeding, J. W. 
Stoakes, E. A. Smith, Ed Johns, J. G. Hannah, Benjamin Watkins, N. E. 
Loose. Fred Moser, Felix O'Neil, J. N. Mills, H. G. Gillispie, A. F. Robinson, 
George W. Davis, G. W. Lindley, J. C LaCroix, Thomas H Brown, R. B. 
Carey, W. M. Smith, James Miller, Robert Gaston. G, B. Mohler, M. Ratkin, J. 
W. Kaufman, George Yost, G. W. Lewis, E M. Saylor, J. H. Moyer, Godfrey 
Kinzie, Perry Johnson, Henry Schriner, J. D. Hardy. 

May 19. Prairie Springs Alliance No 299 is organized by State Lecturer 

A. E. Dickinson with G. E. Dowell as secretary. 

May 20. Mb. Roy Alliance No. 300 is organized by State Lecturer A. E. 
Dickinson with J. D. McGuire as secretary. 

May — . Belleview Aliiance No. 306 is organized by J. A. Jeffries with C. 
M. Jones as secretary. 

May 23. The twelfth annual report of the Sunday Schools of Brown coun- 
ty for tho. year 1888 is published It shows 43 schools with an enrollment of 
3,496 pupils, and 491 officers and teachers 

May 23. G W. Remagen issues the Hiawatha Journal 

May 30. Col. Allen Buckner delivers the Memorial Day address at Horton. 

May 30. Memorial day is observed in Hiawatha. J. C. Kelsey was officer 
of the day and Rev. J K Miller delivered the address. 

June 6 C. N. Whittaker disposed of his interests in the Hnrton Regis- 
ter to A. B Crockett. 

June 6. Horton Lodge 331 I. O. O F. incorporates. 

June 7. First annual commencement of the Hiawatha academy. The 
graduates are Fred Adams and Carrie B Ingels. 

June 7. Annual commencement of the University of Kansas. Brown 
county is represented in the graduating class of the Law department by Grant 
W. Harrington. 

June — . Annual commencement of the State Agricultural college. 
Brown county is represented in the graduating ela-*s by William Knabb, Wal- 
ter R. Browning and John Hazen. 

June 11. Flintoft Smith is appointed city attorney for Horton. 

June 17. The Bank of Hamlin is incorporated. 

June—. Prairie College Alliance No. 357 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with G. N. Gebhart as secretary. 

June—. Harmony Alliance No 334 is organized by J. A. Jeffries in the 
Mulberry district with W. J. Beal as secretary. 

July — . Brown county Alliance No 474 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with G E. Mitchell as secretary. 

July 4 The citizens of Kenekuck celebrate. M . G. Ham, of Hiawatha 
and Scott Hopkins, of Horton were the orators of the day. 

July 4 Hiawatha celebrates the day. W. D Webb delivers the address. 

July 11. C. C. Bartruff has moved the Horton Gazette to Wathena. 

August 1. The First District W. C. r. U. convention is held at Holton. 
Mrs. R. C. Chase is elected president and Mrs. M. A. S. ull secretary. 

July 20 Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Hamlin News Gleaner is issued. Henry 

B. Barnes is editor. 



1889] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 233 

August 10. The Pleasant Valley U. B. church, (Morrill Township) char- 
tered by John Janney, C C. Babst, Theophilus Lanning, Edson Steel, Simon 
Phillippia. This diurch was destroyed by the cyclone of May '96 and rebuild 
the following August. 

August 19. A special election is held in Mission township to vote on the 
proposition to sell the $10,000 wortli of Missouri Pacific stock owned by the 
township for 11,000. 

August 19. Convention of district school boards at Hiawatha. 

August 31. The annual meeting of the Morrill college is held and Rev. 
W. A. Biggart, James Gaston, S. W Moore, R. A. Hill, W.C. McDermond, 
J. T. Micky, James Cleland. E B. McKira, John Hoover, William Berger, R. 
Gaston, James Fisher, C. A. Willard, W. F. Lambertson, W. H. Conklin, Geo. 
R. T. Roberts, John E. Springer, C J. Harding, John McCoy and R. E. Grin- 
stead were elected a board of trustees. This board organized with the election 
of W. A. Biggart chairman, Geo. R. T. Roberts secretary and S. W. Moore 
treasurer. 

August — . Grand Prairie Alliance No. 559 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with Fin ley McCreary as secretary. 

September 2 St. Pauls African M. E. church of Horton incorporated by 
Samuel Wilson, King D. True. Wm. D. Wheeler, Robert A. Randall. Charley 
E. Graves Property estimated at $1,000 

September 3-6. The Twenty-fourth Annual Fair. 

September 20. Third annual celebration at Horton L H Smyth is 
marshal. Gov. Humphrey, Secretary of State Higgins and Auditor McCarthy 
are the guests of honor. 

Octobers. Robinson holds a township fair. The officers were: J. Max- 
well, president; J. F. Martindale, secietary; C. E Carroll, J. H. Maxwell, A. 
Close, R. D Bartlow, VI. V. Christy and A. Nellans. directors. 

September 21. Prohibition county convention. Nominates Robert 
Shannon for treasurer, John Yaw for sheriff, Henry Smith for registered deeds, 
E. J. Byers for clerk of the court and L. Hassig for commissioner. 

The following central committee was appointed: R. M. Patton, Hiawatha 
township; W. H. Conklin, Padonia; A. P Browning. Hamlin; F. M. Staines, 
Morrill; C. H. Isely, Walnut; Robert McGinnis, Powhattan, H. F. Douthart, 
Mission; James McCalley, Robinson; J M. Marcum, Irving; A. J. Hill, E. W. 
Carley, E. F. Sweetland and J. W. Margrave, Hiawatha City. 

The following declaration of principles was adopted: 

1. The Prohibition party of Brown county in convention this 21st day of September, de- 
clares its belief in the sovereignty of God and our dependence on Him for all the blessings of 
life. , „ . 

2. That the prohibition of rum is the most important matter pertaining to the welfare ot 

our state and nation. 

3 That although we have constitutional and statutory prohibition in Kansas, the law is 
most shamefully and presistently violated because the party in power positively refuses to elect 
governors, legislatures and county officers pledged to its faithful enforcement. 

4 That we faithfully and with great apprehension realize that the power of the organized 
rum sellers completely dominates both old parties and reaches even into the prohibition states, 
commanding them with imperious authority to let our prohibition laws fall into innocuous des- 

' etU 5 6 That so evenly are the old parties matched in numbers that should either of them earn- 
estly try to enforce said prohibitory laws the other would triumph in National elections, be- 
cause the liquor men hold the balance of power therefore it is vain for our prohibition friend 



234 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1889 



iii the Republican and Democratic parties to indulge the faintest hope of getting- prohibition 
through them. 

That rings, trusts and combinations of greedy capitalists to prevent the free interchange 
and sale of merchandise and produce between our own people is outrageously wicked toward the 
great mass of our citizens, and can only be prevented by a new party representing the toiling 
millions of the country and not controlled by the lordly millionaires. Therefore, we resolve: 

1st, That the sale of alcoholic beverages is the greatest enemy to our government and our 
homes,' and we therefore pledge our sacred honor to agitate and pray, vote and pay for the suc- 
cess of the prohibition party. 

2nd, That because the Republican party has openly espoused the principle of high license 
every sincere prohibitionist in it ought to unite with us aud every sincere Democrat likewise. 

3rd, That the women of Kansas, by accepting and exercising part of their rights through 
municipal suffrage have demonstrated to all reasonable minds the beneficence of equal suffrage 
we therefore demand the complete enfranchisement of the women of our state. 

4th, That we endorse our national and state platform of 1888. 

September 30 Republican county convention, results in a Hill and Mit- 
chell tight. The Hill delegates place A. R Smith in nomination for chairman 
and the Mitchell delegates presented John Fulton. The ballot resulted Smith 
49, Fulton 55. 

W. F. Means, was made temporary secretary. 

The chairman appointed the following committees: Credentials, John Schil- 
ling, N. F. Leslie, W. A. Biggart. John Wilson, John Sterns: Permanent or- 
ganization. F. M. Keith. E W. Smith. Frank Leibengood, S. Thompson, Jas. 
Freeland; Order of Business, W.I Stuart, L. N. Reid, William Rife, A. R. 
Smith, George Wilson: Resolutions, John E. Moon, S. A Groninger, M S. Wat- 
son, J. J. Webb, Harry Bossart 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 



;witt, L. L. 
W. 



Horton. First ward— G 
Merrill. W. I Stuart 

Horton, Second ward— I. L Vanmetei 
F. Means, J. M. Morris, -1. M Swearengen. 

Horton, Third ward— Dave Paschal, N F 
Leslie, W. M. Hickman. 

Horton, Fou.th ward-L J Johnson, H. M. 
Byers, John Collins. 

Everest— B. A Williams. A Kuhlman, H. 
A Price, A. Lewelli J. P. Freeland, Geo. An- 
derson. 

Robinson- A. Close, J D Hazen. J L Wil- 
son, 8. A. Groninger, John Lange, O A Con- 
dit, Wm. Bechtel, H. H. Hickman . 

Irving— G. M. Wilson, J. M. Guinu, F. Burk- 
halter, A. B Gibson, G. N. Gebhart, L. Moore, 
H. Ryan. 

Willis— A. F. Moore, U. G Honnell, Frank 
Willis, O. Murphy. Xels Hansen, G. A. Mc- 
Neil, Millard Figley, Jno. Lorimer, A. W. 
Compton. 

Morrill— L M Reid. John Fulton, T.J El- 
liott, M. O. Hoover. M. Myers, J. E. Springer. 

Hiawatha Township— A. G. Speer, J. J Welt- 
mer, J. G. Howard, D. Hazen, T. M Camp- 



bell, G. Pricer, Wm. Hauber, J. Schilling. 
Walter White. John Sherritt. 

Hiawatha. First ward— Lewis Knickerbocker, 
James Corsaut, J. W Mitchell. 

Hiawatha, Second ward— T. B. Dickason, J. 
A Hewitt, J. E. Moon, Ewing Herbert 

Hiawatha, Third ward— W. B. Kinesley, H. 
C. Bossart, J. F. Prewitt, John Walters. 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— F. M. Keith, A. C. 
hitch. 

Padouia— Samuel Frazier, John Evans, Dave 
Morgan, Isaac Dilley, I. P Winslow. 

Fairview— A A 1- rink. T. M. Steward, S. 
Thompson, J. J. Webb, Willis Scantlin. W. C. 
Vandalsou. 

Carson — Casper Gardner, A. Carouthers. 

Hamlin— J. Sternes, A. R. Smith. Mike 
Schmidt, L. Argo, E. C. Blanchard. 

Reserve— Marion Watson, I. T Sister. 

Kickapoo— W D. Rife, S. Holcomb, M. Les- 
ter, John Williams 

Baker— B C Horaiu. A. M. Hanna, D. Rork„ 
E W. Smith, H. C Neff, J. W. Spence. 

Powhattan. District 4-1 — J. R Barnes, B. F. 
Hart. John Rutherford 



The committee on permanent organization reported A Carothers for per- 
manent chairman and W.F. Means for permanent secretary which was adopted. 
The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 



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1889J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 235 

Resolved, That the Republicans of Brown County, Kansas, by their delegates assembled, 
do most heartily commend and endorse the action of the Republican administrations, both na- 
tional and state. 

Resolved, That this convention heartily sympathize with Ex-Gov. John A.Martin and 
with his family on account of his severe and dangerous sickness and pray for his recovery. 

T. J. Elliott offered the following additional resolution which was adopted: 

Whereas, There has been made an unwarranted and an abusive attack upon the character 
and good name of our fellow citizen, D. W. Wilder, state superintendent of insurance, for just 
and faithful performance of official duty; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we bear witness to the purity and integrity of our honored fellow citizen, 
D. W. Wilder, and bid him God speed in his work of freeing- us from the snide insurance com- 
panies of earth. 

For County Treasurer O. C. Hill and J B. Mitchell were placed in nomi- 
nation, the ballot resulting Mitchell 55, Hill 52, 

Ten ballots were taken for Register of Deeds as follows: 
1 

A. .7. Leibengood 25 

J. V. McNamar 26 

0. J. Nugent 15 

A. W. Bell 12 

D P. Leslie 16 

Campbell Evans 9 

M . G Ham 1 

Darling : 3 

Geo E. Mitchell 1 

John Cashman for sheriff, N. E Chapman for clerk, Dr. Young for coroner, 
P. W. Wright for surveyor and E Berkley for commissioner were nominated 
by acclamation. 

The fol'owing central committee was appointed: Hiawatha First ward, 
T. McLaughlin; Second ward, M. G Ham; Third ward, V\ . B. Kingsley; 
Fourth ward, M. L. Guelich; Horton First ward, W. I. Stuart; Second ward, 

1. L VanMeter; Third ward, Sig A^zvnan; Fourth ward, John Collins; Hiawa- 
tha Township, John Schilling; Padonia, I. P. Winslow; Irving, Geo. Wilson; 
Reserve, M. S, Watson; Morrill, Jno. A. Fulton; Hamlin, John Stearns; Fair- 
view, J. J. Webb; Carson, C. Evans; Powhattan, T. C. Bronson; Forty-four, 
B.F.Hart; Washington, J. P. Freeland; Everest, W. W.Price; Mission, 
Frank L Wilson; Baker, W. M. Nellans; Robinson, J. F. Wilson. This com- 
mittee organized by the election of W. I. Stuart chairman, John Collins sec- 
retary and L. Van Meter treasurer. 

October 10 Alliance picnic in Jeffries grove of the Prairie Springs, 
Prairie College and Ml. Roy Alliances. Speeches were made by Messrs Dick- 
man, Carothers, Elliott, Roberts, W W. Smith and O. C. Hill. 

October 11. The petition of fifty-four electors of the town of Robinson 
asking for the incorporation of the town is granted by the board of county 
commissioners and an elec tion is ordered to be held on October 26. J. B. Mit- 
chell, O. S. Condit and J. F. Wilson are appointed as a board of canvassers, S. 
A. Groninger, O. Gordon and T. J. Payne as judges and L M. Hughes and W. 
S. McNatt as clerks of said election. 

October 12. Democratic County Convention. E. Harrington is chairman 
and George T. Williams secretary. 

The following committees were appointed: Credentials, J. J. Fisher, John 
McCreary, Eli Harding, J. T Pomeroy and Fred Isely. Resolutions, W. H. 
Kemper, J, J. Burger, E. R. Cornelison, Thomas H. Brown, James D. Hardy. 



236 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY, 



[1889 



Carson— William Brockhoff, S. Chandler, H. 
F. Mellenbrucb. 

Baker— E, Harrington. J. W. McCreary, J. 
W Hudg-ins, J. S Litle, Tony Ache'z, J. W. 
Stapelton, A. Gold. 

Horton City, First ward— T. W. Stanley, I. 
N. McClintock. 

Horton. Second ward— H. C Miller, H. W. 
Bradley, W. E. Work. 

Horton, Third ward— Eli Harding, W. H. 
Kemper, W. A.Yerian. 

Horton, Fourth ward— F. Smith, W. S. Rid- 
gell, James A. Clark, Ben Legg. 

Hiawatha, First ward— W. W. Beymer, Geo. 
T. Williams. 

Hiawatha, Second ward— S. R. Johnson, J. 
J. Fisher J. C Kelsey. 

Hiawatha. Third ward— William Ahern, S. 
C. Davis. 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— John White, J.B. 
Graham. 



Permanent organization and order of business, I. N. McClintock, John Hillman, 
G. Y. Johnson, William Lewis, L. A. Irsik. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 

Robinson— J. H. Maxwell. M. V. Christy, 
James T. Pomeroy, O Jordon, J. F. Scott, R. 
Benton. 

Powhattan — C. B. Blaney, Pres Rosenbalm, 
George H. Foster. 

Kickapoo— Thomas H. Brown, L. Fulton, 
Frank Chandler, S. Fulton. 

Fairview- George Warner, Henry Millard, 
Fred Isely, W. Christian, John Gillilan. 

Hamlin— L, E. Barding, H. Mongold, D. A. 
Meyers 

Padonia— E. R. Cornelison. David Jones, 
Robert Hazel, Capt. Lewis, John T. Evans. 

Willis— F. P. Lonberger, George E. Beall, 
E. M Crowdus, W. A. Cunningham, S Hus- 
ton, Peter Reid, N. Berney, G. Y. Johnson, 
A. J. Pittington. 

Everest— Robert Henchman, Richard Yewell, 
Chas. Kopietz, C. Finley, J. Lednicky, Wil- 
liam Bushley. 

Hiawatha Township -W. S Hall, J C La" 
croix, J. D Hardy, S. Litle, A. H. Zimmers, 
W. E Hixson. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following: 

We, the committee on resolutions, respectfully desire to submit the following: 

First, We, the Democrats of Brown county in convention assembled, once more declare our 
allegience aud fidelity to the Democratic party in re-iterating the principles of Democracy as 
layed down at the St. Louis convention in the platform of 1888. 

Second, Whereas the rate of taxation in our countv is now so high that it has become bur- 
densome to the taxpayers and whereas the salaries of the county officers are too high for the 
amount of labor performed, therefore be it, 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this con vention that our representative in the legislature 
of the state of Kansas use every possible effort to secure the reduction of salaries of county offi- 
cers. 

For treasurer Eli Moser received seventy votes. J. H. Meyer seven and 
Get There Eli one. 

H. C Miller, of Horton, for Register of Deeds and L E. Harding of Ham- 
lin, for Sheriff, and W. T. Cornelison for County Clerk were nominated by ac- 
clamation. 

The offices of Surveyor, Coroner and County Commissioner were left for 
the central committee to fill. 

The committee afterwards nominated W. A. Turner for Coroner and George 
W. Warner for Commissioner. 

October 14. Willis Alliance No. 682 is organized by J. A. Jeffries with H. 
R. Cummings as secretary. 

October 15. Hamlin Alliance No 703 is organized by J. A. Jeffries with 
A. R. Smith, President; W. F. Ruiil, Vice-President; F. J.Smith, Secretary; 
W. P. McNeese, Treasurer; W. T. Miller, Chaplain; N. SUter, Door-keeper; Mart 
Stanley, Sargeant-at-arms; William Smith, Lecturer; Levi Wallace, Assistant 
Lecturer. 

October—. Wolf River Alliance No. 70-1 is organized by J. A.Jeffries 
with Z. E. Arbogast as secretary. 



1889] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 237 

October 18. District No. 33 Alliance No. 750 is organized by J. A. Jeff- 
ries with B. G. Wise as secretary. 

October 19. Union Labor Convention. CO. Baldwin was chosen chair- 
man and R. L. Weller secretary. Six members of the party were present and 
nominated the following ticket: 

Sheriff, J. H. Brown; Register of Deeds, R. L. Weller; Clerk of the 
Court, S. Weaver; Commissioner, C. A. Saylor. 

Resolutions pledging support to the party principles as adopted at Cin- 
cinnatti were adopted. 

October £6. City election at Robinson. S. A. Groninger is elected may- 
or and M. P. Rush, J. B. Mitchell, O. S. Condit, J. A. Gafford, J. F. Wilson 
councilmen. For police judge. M. N. Peek and Joseph Gafford each received 
70 votes. 

November 5. White Hall Alliance No. 782 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with A. McQuilken as president: J. C. Fitzpatrick, secretary; E. Evans, N. 
P. Sprague, J. F. Beuhler, J. C. Fitzpatrick. 

November 10. The Baptist church at Horton is dedicated. 

November 18. The Robinson Lodge No. 159, A. F. & A. M. incorporated. 

November 19. Morrill Alliance No. 850 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with 21 charter members. G. L. Parker is president, C. W. Flickinger secre- 
tary, Jno. Burnworth, chaplain and T. J. Elliott, lecturer. 

November — . Carson Alliance No. 956 is organized by J. A. Jeffries with 
Oscar Hanson as secretary. 

November—. Pleasant Dale Alliance No. 807 is organized by J. A.Jeff- 
ries with John Williams as secretary. 

December 12. The Farmers' State Bank of Fairview is chartered. 

December — . Hickory Grove Alliance No. 983 is organized by J. A. Jeff- 
ries with John Turner as secretary. 



238 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1889 





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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



239 



Township election. 



MISSION TOWN- HIP. 



Trustee, S. D. McFadden 

G. Y. Johnson 

Andrew Barnes 

Clerk, H. Winterschiedt. 

E. P Lonberg-er... ... 

S. Houston 

Treasurer. F L. Willis.. 

Samuel Houston 

Justice, Jesse Henney 

Wm. Wilson 

Constable. J. B. Hazlett. 

Robt.Gold 

R. N. Richey 

.1 W Crowders 



POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, Jas.Grubb 

Jno Ducker 

Clerk, T. C Bronson 

Webb Powers 

Treasurer, G. A. Barnes 

Jno Nellans 

Webb Powers 

Constable, Wm. Staples. 

Edwin -mith 

Wm Gentrv 

S H. Sawyers 

J. Nellans 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, LorenArgo 

J. J. Tucker 

Clerk. Marion Watson. .. 

J J. Berber.. 

L. Dean 

Treasurer, John Sterns. 
Constable, Jno. Tipton.. 

Jas. Syster 

J Messmore 

Frank Kirk 

W. G Woodman 

Cyrus Holmes 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP 
Trustee. W. H.Heimlich 

Joe Williams 

Clerk, Fred Lemley 

Treasurer, W. S Brown 

Justice, B F. Partch 

H E. Penney 

Constable, EL. Chamberiin 

J. V. Rollins 

Scott Barnum 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. G M. Wilson 

D. F. Gilmore 

Clerk, W. R. Moore 

J C.Dickinson 

Will Chapson 

Treasurer, W. A. Chapson 

W. W Griffith 

A. W. Bell 

Constable, C C. Gregg- 

B. R Braley 

C. H. Breeding 



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156 

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Constable. H. R. Rounds.. . . 


Willis Scoutiu 

Jno. Gillilan 


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148 


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150 
138 
127 
220 

182 

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151 

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Jno. Lyons 

Treasurer. T. C Honnell 


Constable, W. L. Wilkinson 

T. Miller 

R Yewel 

A. Lidnoska 

A. Kuhlman 


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ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, H H.Hickman. 

Warren Swift 

Clerk, O. S. Condit 

A. B Smith 

Treasurer, M. P. Rush.. 

J. Ward 

Justice, Austin Close 

Jno Spicklemeyer 

Constable, J. B. Morris. 

Z B Arbogast 

A. Nellans 

Jeff Williams 



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MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, J. H. Burnworth... 

J E. Springer 

Clerk, H H. Spangler 

Jno. E Springer 

Wm. Hammond 

Treasurer, J H. Burnworth. 

Jno. I. Smith 

Constable. Frank Jones 

H Kimmell 

E. Aumiller 

Jno. Burn 



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PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, J. P. McKnight 

Clerk, D. S. Jones 

Treasurer Wm. Evans 

Constable, J. L. Winslow 

D. B. Andersen 

O M. Prewitt 



240 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1890 

1S90. 

January 2. Ira J. Lacock resigns as county attorney of Brown county 
and Robert T. Herrick is appointed to fill the vacancy. 

January 3. Powhattan Alliance 1372 is organized by J.A.Jeffries with 
W.N. Cassidy as president and P. VV. Hoskinson as secretary. This makes 
eighteen Alliance organizations in the county. 

January — . M. G. Ham is appointed census abstractor for the First con- 
gressional district. 

January 23. A special election is held in the city of Hiawatha to vote on 
the piopositiou to issue $25,000 worth of bonds to defray the expense of com- 
pleting the water works system. 288 votes were cast for the proposition and 
13 against the proposition. 

— A. B. Crockett retires from the management of the Horton Telegram. 

January 25. Everest Lodge No. 1ST, K. of P. is organized with the 
following charter members: George Andrews, Wallis Alexander, Robert 
Andrews, Samuel E. Brown, L M. Bennett, Louis Byron, Henry Bunk, Pe- 
ter J. Clevenger, John J. Carnahan, Ben I. Dickinson, John J. Freytag, John 
H. Fisher, John B Green, Harvey Huber, Mathew Honska, Chas. Hansen, 
Ben F. Johnson, William O. Jones, Owen Jones, August Kuhlman, Chas. Ko- 
peitz, Engelbert Kopeitz, Louis Luk, Jno. P. Lednicky, Antone Lednicky, 
Frank Lechnovskey, Edward Lyons, Jno. M. Lyons, Edward Montgomery, 
Joo. F. Marak, Howard P. Price, William W. Price, Jno Q.Page, Jno. M. Rob- 
bins, William Reynolds, Abraham N. Sewall, Eugene Simpson, Carnell Nuger, 
Nelson K. Young. Richard Yewall. 

January28-30. Ninth Annual Encampment G. A. R. at Saliua. Brown 
county is represented as follows: Hiawatha Post 130, by W. B Kingsley and 
O. C. Hill; Horton 453 by G. W. Bushong and J. K. Seiberling: Robinson 468 
by J. H. Burnham. 

January 30-31. Farmers Institute at the Court House. It is resolved to 
organize an auxilliary to the State StocUmans Association. S. Detwiler is 
elected president and G. R. T. Roberts, Thos. Honnell and M. Foster execu- 
tive committee. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Whereas, The farmers have suffered very seriously, in the last few years by the manipu- 
lators of the grain market, by the gamblers on the Chicaeo and other boards of trade and 

Whereas, The price has advanced for a given month it is always in the last few days so 
that the farmers cannot get their grain to market, thus compelling- them to bear all the ill ef- 
fects of the manipulation with none of the benefits. Now therefore, be it, 

Resolved, By the farmers of Brown county in Institute assembled, that we respectfully pe- 
tion our senators and representatives at the national capitol to do everything in their power to 
entirely abolish this nefarious business, and make it a penal offense for any one to buy or sell 
any grain or other farm products unless he is bouafide owner of the article in which he is deal- 
ing. 

Resolved, Further, that it is the sense of this institute that the circulating medium of the 
country should be increased to an amount sufficient to transact the business of the country in 
such a manner as to promote the interests of the farmers as well as other classes 

Resolved, Further, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to Senator J J. Ingalls and Rep- 
resentative E. N. Morrill and that the same be published in the local papers and also in the 
Kansas Fanner. 

Resolved, That we heartily tender our thanks to the Hon. Martin Mohler, secretary of the 
state board of agriculture, for the very able address and assistance in the various subjects and 
also the executive committee for the excellent program furnished and to the chairman and sec- 
retary for the able manner in which they carried out said program. We also thank those who 
furnished papers and so intelligently discussed the subjects referred to them. 



1890] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 241 

Resolved, That we heartily endorse and commend the Kansas Farmer for its earnest and' 
able advocacy of the cause of the people and will give it our heart}' support. 

Resolved, That we appreciate the interest our local papers have taken and the support they 
have g-iven our institute. 

Resolved, That we ask those who so intelligently entertained and instructed the institute by 
the preparation of papers to furnish copies of them to the local papers and to the Kansas Farm- 
er to publish if they have space fol them. 

The committee appointed to select officers for the coming year reported A. 
Carothers for chairman and J. H. Moyer, W. O. Bechtel and T. C. Honnell as 
an executive committee. 

February 1. Roys Creek Alliance No. 1373 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with Ed Buchanan as president, L. G. Jenkins secretary and C. D. Swaim lect- 
urer. It has a membership of eighteen. 

February 3. Hill Top Alliance No. 1374 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with T. 11. Hayes as president, Martin Idol secretary and O. Slionyo lecturer. 
It .has a membership of nineteen. 

February 8. Everest Alliance No. 1375 is organized by J. A. Jeffries with 
twenty-six charter members. S. E. Brown is president, B. F. Dickinson sec- 
retary and W.O. Jones lecturer. 

February 10. Victory Alliance No. 1370 is organized by J. H, Ruehlen 
with twenty charter members. Antone Wempe is president, Edward Rooney 
secretary and A. T. Rooney lecturer. 

February 10. The Brown county Alliance Exchange company incorpor- 
ated. G. R. T. Roberts, Felix O'Neil, 0. A. Say tor, G. M. Gephart, W. H. 
Heimlich, J. B. McConnell are directors. 

February 12. Mt Pleasant Alliance No. 20U1 is organized by J. A. Jeff- 
ries with W. H. Cox president, James Gordon secretary and P. J. McCormack 
lecturer. 

February 17. Prairie View Alliance No. 1377 is organized by J. A. Jeff- 
ries with L.A.Ferguson president, VV. H.Smith secretary, L. O. Murphy 
lecturer. 

March 1. The Horton Headlight and the Telegram consolidate under 
the name of the Headlight. 

March 4. Powhattan Alliance requests Congressman E. N. Morrill to 
support the sub-treasurery bill. 

March 5. The Methodist Conference meets at Horton. About 300 min- 
isters were present. 

March 9 Spring Grove Alliance No. is organized by J.A.Jeffries 

with Fred Isely as president, I. M. Stevens secretary and Henry Isely as lect- 
urer. 

March 10. The 44 Horse Company of Powhattan Township incorporated 
by L. C. Clark, G W. Hart, Win. Gentry, I. N. Duvall, L. Thomas, W. W. 
Garvin, J. O. Shannon, John Duckers, B F. Hart and G. L. Becker. 

March 20. Ben F. Hildebrand suc t eeds George T. Williams as editor and 
proprietor of the Kansas Democrat 

March 22. General Crook, Camp No. 169, Sons of Veterans, is mustered in 
at Hiawatha. The following are the first officers and charter members: Captain, 
J. A. Jeffries, Jr.: 1st lieutenant, John F. Hauber; 2nd lieutenant, G. E. Eye; 
quartermaster, Harley Heddiug; chaplain, Clarence E. Chase; 1st sargeant, 
John F. Kerrigan; color sargeant, Will T. Chase; sargeant of the guard, A. T. 
Johnson; musician, S.N.Foote; council, William A. Brook, Dennis Dillingham, 



242 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1890 

Ed. W. Radford; corporal, Ed Hampton; camp guard, J. E Brook; picket 
guard, William Hampton; Wm. R. Newmau, Fred E. Babcock, Frank L. 
Baldwin, A. R. Bronson, W. T. Boyer, Luther Patton, Edward Chase, C. E. 
Brown. N. MteKnight, F. A. Owens, Will Chamberlain, George W. Chase and 
G. W. Cashman. 

March 25. Conference of Alliance presidents at Topeka. Brown county is 
represented by C. F. Mohler. 

March 29. Pool Grindstead buys the Hamlin News Gleaner, 
April 1. Hamlin city election results in election of Jas. I. Button, mayor; 
Geo. R. Timms, Sam'l. T. Miller, A. Nitschie, J. C. McGee, Chas. Hendershot, 
councilmen; S. Sweeney, polite judge. Mayor Button appointed S. Sweeney, 
clerk; Cyrus Holmes, marshal; S D. Whitney, assistant marshal; A. J. Reeme, 
treasurer; J. H. Tipton, street commissioner. 

April 1. Hiawatha city election. J. L. Merrill, M. G. Ham, M. L. Gue- 
lich, William Ahern and A. C. Fitch are elected members of the council and 
F. J. Thomas, Mrs. M.J. Nye, W. B. Kingsley, C. P. Waste and F. Zimmer- 
man members of the school board. 

April 1. Morrill city election results in the selection of E F. Sturgis, 
mayor; Wm. B. Templeman, police judge and N. Musselinan, Lloyd McMillan, 
8. W. Moore, J. W. Watts and R. B. Gibbs councilmen. 

April 1. Robinson city election. 8. A. Groninger receives 83 votes and 

J. F. Wilson 74 for mayor. For polite judge J. C. Gafford receives 106 votes. 

For councilmen I. C. Honer receives 158, J. B. I 

F. Harding 149, A. B. Smith 86, J. F. Condit 75. 

April 1. City election at Horton. 

1st 
Councilmen Ward 

H. P. Syfan 88 

A. G. Hobbs 

Geo. Pnefer 

Sigmund Aszmann 

W. H Harris 

Ed. Anderson 

T. F. Kilmer 

W. H. Potter 

Members of Board of Education 

J. F. Bailey 88 

O. J. Nugent 

H. C. Miller 

Hugh Caughey 

W. H. FJuke 

J.C. Wallace 

Constable 

Wm. Wilson 82 

Geo. Wake 

F. B Jackson 

For waterworks 54 

Against waterworks 23 

April 3. District W. C. T. U. convention at Leavenworth. Mrs. Julia 
A. Chase is president, and the Brown county delegates are Mrs. Scull and 
Misses Moyer, Chase, Henney and Bechtel. 

April 4. Pool Grindstead issues Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Morrill News. 
April 7. The Brown county Pet Stock Association met at the court 
house and elects J, K. Klinefelter president, G. C. Watkins secretary, M.S. 
Watson, treasurer, G. W. McKallip executive committee. 



itchell 


153, M 


P. Rush 153, 


2nd 


3rd 


4 th 


Total 


Ward 


Ward 


Ward 


88 


89 






89 


22 






22 




67 




67 




97 




97 






47 


47 






35 


35 






25 


25 

88 


88 






88 


25 


67 




25 




68 




68 






106 


106 


92 


26 


71 


271 


11 


20 


31 


62 


1 






1 


75 


57 


91 


277 


38 


7 


5 


73 



1890] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 243 

April 7. The following officers for the city of Hiawatha are appointed: R. 
F. Buckles, city attorney; A. C Foster, marshal; D. M.VanHorn, assistant 
marshal; D. E Bassett, street commissioner; Eli Allendorf, fire warden; Anna 
Rohl, librarian: S. M. Pratt and J. F. Wells, library trustees. 

ApkilS. E. Harrington, Jas. Bowron, T. W. Stanley. J. W. Babbitt, A. 
Carothers, C. V. Pyle and G. R. T. Roberts are elected as directors of the 
Brown county Exposition Association. They organized by electing E. Har- 
rington, president; C. V. Pyle, vice president; John H. Meyer, secretary, John 
E. Moon, treasurer; William Shirley, financial secretary. 

April — . Pleasant View Alliance No. 2246 is organized by J. A. Jeffries 
with twenty-four charter members. Carey Finley is president, W. M. Bush- 
ley is secretary and H. B. Wyatt is lecturer. 

April — . Diamond Alliance No. 2238 is organized by J. A. Jeffries with 
H. Smith, president: Ed Pfeister, vice president and — . Scott, secretary. 

April 10 Grasshopper Alliance No. 2306 is organized at Fairview by J. 
A. Jeffries with thirteen charter members. G. W. Warner is president, D. W. 
Terry secretary and Franklin Scantlin lecturer. 

April 11. Fourth annual convention of the W. C. T. U. meets at Hiawa- 
tha. Twenty-six delegates were present. The following resolutions were 
passed : 

Resolved, That we recommend a more g-eneral reading- of our Messenger and that we pledge 
ourselves to try to resume its circulation among all white ribbon women and friends of the 
cause. 

Whereas, We have watched with interest the cause of our county attorney, R. T. Herrick, 
in regard to enforcing our prohibitory law, therefore be it, 

Resolved, That we tender him our sincere thanks for his energetic action and pledge him 
our sympathy and co-operation 

Resolved, That this convention endorse the sentiment contained in the address to local 
unions as published in the March Messenger. 

Resolved, That we feel this convention has encouraged us and given us renewed zeal in our 
work for God. 

A Demorest medal contest was held in connection with the convention 
participated in by Fannie Rechtel, Belle Chase, Frank Belden, Mamie Bause 
and Wilbur Kinzie. The medal was awarded to Miss Belle Chase. 

April 15. The following officers for the city of Horton are appointed: 
Marshal, Eli Hardin; clerk, W. E Lane; attorney, Flintoft Smith; street com- 
missioner, Joseph Nadeau. 

April — . AG. Speer is appointed timber inspector for Kansas. 

April 17. The Democrat presents the following list of Alliances in the 
county with their officers and number of members: 

County Organization— President, C. F. Mohler; vice president, B F. Partch; secretary, 
W. H. Heimlich; treasurer, Wm. Heffner; lecturer, J. A Dowell; assistant lecturer, W. S. 
Hall; organizer. J. A. Jeffries. 

Morrill Presideut;C. W. Flickiuger, secretary; T. J. Elliott, lecturer; C. A. Saylor, 

business agent. Organized with 21 members, now has 76 

Powhattan— President, W. N. Cassity; secretary, P. W. Hoskinson; lecturer, John Schaf- 
fer, Sr.. business agent, P. W. Hoskinson. Organized with 13 members, now has 25. 

Prairik College— President, M. V. Christy; secretary, G. N. Gebhart; lecturer, J. H. Lu- 
cas; business agent, G. N. Gebhart. Now has 55 members. 

Willis— President, S.R.Johnson: secretary, P. W. Wright; lecturer, E. M. Robertson; 
business agent, F. L. Willis. Organized with 13 members, now has 35. 

Bellvue— President, J. B. Dickinson: secretary, C. M. Jones; lecturer, F. M. Fry; busi- 
ness agent, F. O'Nei) . Organized with 21 members, now has 49 

Hill Top— President, Thos. Hayes; secretary, John Yates; lecturer, O. Shonyo; business 
ag-ent, Geo. W. Lindley. Organized with 19 members, now has 50. 



244 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 1 1890 

Carson— President. Noah Hanson; secretary. Oscar Hanson; A. Caruthers, lecturet and 
business agent. Organized with 18 members, now has 40. 

Everest— President, S. E. Brown; secretary, B F. Dickinson; lecturer, W. O. Jones; busi- 
ness agent, B. F. Dickinson. Now has 61 members. 

Spring Grove— President, Fred Isley; secretary. Ira M. Stevens; lecturer, Henry Isley. 
Recently organized with 24 members. 

Hiawatha— President, W. S. Hall; W. H. Heimlich secretary and business agent; lecturer, 
J, S. Henney. Now has 127 members. 

Mount Pleasant— President, W. H. Cox; secretary, Joseph Gordon; lecturer, T J. Mc- 
Cormack. Recently organized with 22 members. 

Mount Roy— President. D. C Knouse; secretary, Geo M. Wilson; J. N. Mills, lecturer and 
business agent. Has 44 members. 

Prairie Springs— President. C. F. Mohler; secretary and business apent, G. W. Dowell; 
lecturer. J. A. Dowell. Organized with 28 members, now has 64. 

Roys Creek— President. E.Buchanan; secretary, L.G.Jenkins: lecturer, C. D. Swaim; 
business agent, J. W. Wood. Organized witn 18 members, now has 32. 

Harmory— President, G. R. T. Roberts; secretary, W. D. Beale; lecturer, F. Shelton. Or- 
ganized with 21 members, now has 45. 

White Hall— President, A W.McQuilkin; secretary, J. C. Fitzpatrick; lecturer, J. F. 
Buehler; business agent, R. M. Patton. Organized with 15 members, now has 61. 

•Prairie View— President, J. W. Stapleton; secretary, W. H. Smith; lecturer and business 
agent, L. O. Murphy. Organized with 18 members, now has 21. 

Wolf River— President. Hiram Crounse; secretary and business agent, Z. B. Arbogast; 
lecturer, J. Gafford. Organized with 10 members, now has 36. 

ViCTORY--President, A. P Rooney; secretary. Edward Rooney 22 members. 

Hickory Grove— President, John Greer; secretary, Hiram Wright; lecturer, Peter Reed; 
business agent, W. R. Honnell. Organized with 17 members, now has 21. 

Pleasant DALE-President, C B. Blaney; secretary, C. A. Hildewein; lecturer, Joe James; 
business agent, J. H. Hall. Organized with 24-members, now has 51. 

Grand Prairie— President, J. F. McConnell; secretary, F. McCrerey; lecturer, L. Fordyce; 
business agent J . B. McConnell. Organized with 20 members, now has 42. 

District Thirty-three— President. J. M. Hillyer; secretary, Bert G. Wise; lecturer, W. 
H. Conklin; business agent. Geo A. Wise. Organized with 18 members, now has 55. 

Hamlin— President and business agent, A. R. Smith, secretary, F. J. Smith; lecturer, J. M. 
Hillman Now has 47 members. 

April 19. The Hiawatha sub-Alliance passes the following resolutions: 

Whereas, The publisher of the Journal offered to publish the las't court docket for $19 75 
which offer was not opened by the commissioners and the job was let to the World, the amount 
paid being 563 for eighty-four dockets, (75c a piece) and excess of $43 25 over the amount bid by 
the Journal and. 

Whereas, The county clerk has admitted that the printing- as compared with the other 
printing should be done for twenty-five cents a piece or $21, therefore be it, 

Resolved, By the Hiawatha Alliance that this and similar printing should be let to the low- 
est responsible bidder and that no county officer should be allowed to let said printing' contrary 
to their wishes. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be presented to the county papers for publication. 

April 26. Odd Fellows celebration at Hiawatha. H. J. Aten is marshal, 
Professor Rosseter master of ceremonies and Hon. E. J. O'Neil orator of the 
day. There were 250 Odd Fellows in the parade. A banquet is served in the 
Armory to about 500 guests. 

May 1. The District Alliance meeting at Valley Falls selects T. Rolfe as 
lecturer for the First congressional district. J. D. Hardy was the delegate 
from Brown county. 

—The Brown county Democratic club is organized and elects the following 
officers: Grant W. Harrington, president; James L. Shadel, vice president; W. 
t G. Wharton, secretary; Gould Baker, treasurer. V. A. Stewart, Henry Meyer, 
William Ahern, A. D. Brown and John White executive committee. It is 
short lived. 



1890] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 245 

May 9 The Northeastern Kansas Editorial Association meets at Holton. 
H. A. Brundage of the Horton Headlight is elected president and Clyde Mc- 
Manigal of the Commercial secretary. 

May 12. The Knights of Laboi re-organize in Horton. 

May 13 Everest M. E church chirtered with P J Clevenger, Thos. . 
W. Price and W. C Alexander as directors. The estimated value of the prop- 
erty is $3,000. 

May 14. Plymouth Congregational church of Fairview incorporated with 
John W. Henry, C. W. Joss, F. J. Joss, Roger Evans and J. B. Davis as trustees. 
$3,000 is the estimated value of the property. 

May 22. E. N. Morrill announces that he will not be a candidate for re- 
election to Congress. 

May 23. William G Wilson is elected a member of the Horton Council 
to till vacancy, defeating E E. Shock by a vote of 70 to 67. 

May 24. Oak Leaf Camp No. 975 VI W. A. is organized with the follow- 
ing charter members: James Corsaut. E W. Carley, B. S. Foster, W. H. Har- 
gis, A. J. Hill, M. G. Heald, E F. Sweetland, C. S. Tapscott, Geo. T. Wil- 
liams, David Rubert, Frank Lytle, Abraham Leigh, E. J Leigh, Scott H. Lid- 
die, Geo E. Holbein, J B Graham. Byron H. Davis, A. B. Cochran, J. H. 
Brown, 8. A. Boone. E J. Leigh is Venerable Con ul and James Corsaut clerk. 

May 27-28. Meeting of the Atchison District Epworth League at Hiawa- 
tha. 74 visiting delegates are present. 

June 3. Robt. Walker is confirmed as city marshal of Horton. 

Junk 4 Scott Hopkins delivers the oration at the commencement of 
Highland University. 

June 12. H. F. Graham delivers the Master's Oration at the commence- 
ment of the State University. 

June 11. Annual meeting of the board of trustees of the Hiawatha Acad- 
emy. C D Lawrence, W. M. Wellcome, J N Scouller and J M. Boomer are 
elected trustees. 'I he board organizes by the election of M. S. Smalley, presi- 
dent; J. B. Richardson, first vice president; J P Davis, second vice president; 
J. N. Scouller, secretary; G. H. Adam", J P. Davis and C. D. Lawrence, exe- 
cutive committee 

June 11. Alliance picnic at Roys Creek. Speeches were made by T.J. 
Elliott, J . D. Hardy, J. P. Johnson and W. A. Peffer. 

June 11. Everest Camp No. 1409 M . V\ A is organized with the follow- 
ing charter members: T. P. Dickinson, V. C; A. W. Sewell, W. A.;T. C Hon- 
nel', clerk; Calvin B. Weaver, John A. Lednickey, Anton Kalmns, Chas. Ko- 
peitz, L. A Irsik, W. W. Price. 

June 12. William Evans is appointed trustee of Padonia township to fill 
vacancy caused by resignation of J. P. McKnight. 

June 12. A meeting of Representatives of various labor organizations is 
held at Topeka and it is decided to organize the Peoples Party and issue a call 
for a state convention. There were ninety delegates present divided among 
the various organizations as follows: Farmers' Alliance 41; Patrons of Husband- 
ry 7; Knights of Labor 23; Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association 10; Single Tax 
Club, 4. 

June 13 Alliance picnic at Sycamore Springs is attended by 3,000 people. 
W. A. Peffer is the principal speaker. 



246 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 1 1890 

June 13. J. L. Poston wins second place in the Washburn oratorical con- 
test. 

June 18. Second Annual commencement of the Hiawatha Academy. The 
graduates were Fred C. Kingsley. Henry Pieiffer, Wilbur Kinzie, Frank Seburn, 
Brent Yates, Klara Amana, Mary Bause, Nettie Eyer. 

July 1. H. W. Burundage sells his interest in the Horton Headlight to 
Will Clarke. 

July 4. Celebration at Robinson. E. Harrington and W. F. Means are 
the orators of the day. A. B. Smitii was president of the day and Henry Wil- 
liams marshal. 

—Alliance picnic at Granada. L C Clarke is president of the day and 
speeches are made by T. E. Rolfe, J. D Hardy. W. A. Turner and Rev. L. C. 
Biggs. About 3,000 people present and 11 sub Alliances were represented. 
* July 9. The Brown county Alliance passes the following resolution: 

Resolved, That we unite with other labor organizations under the name of the Peoples' 
Party and place a ticket in the. field for election this fall. 

A committee of one from each sub-Alliance was appointed to confer with 
the Knights of Labor and issue a call for a convention. 

July 21. The first Peoples' Party convention in Br >wn county meets at 
the court house to select delegates to the state convention at Topeka August 
13. L. C. Clarke was chosen chairman and A.F.Robinson secretary. Com- 
mittees were appointed as follows: Credentials. G. E. Mitchell, C. A. Saylor, 
John Radford. Resolutions, T. J. Elliott. J D.Hardy, B. F. Partch. Per- 
manent organization, M. Foster, J. A. Jeffries, Noah Hanson. 

A suggestion that the time while the committees were preparing their re- 
ports be taken up with a discussion of the Alliance exchange was ruled out of 
order as this was a Peoples' convention and not an Alliance gathering. 

The following delegates were present in the convention: 



Hiawatha City— G E.Mitchell W O. Bech- 
tel, L. E. Martin, Thurston Chase, Thomas 
Cheal. George E Holbein. 

Forty- Four— L C. Clark, L. Thomas, E 
Smith, R. Hallauer. 

Fairview— T. A Bruce, S. Thompson, Jack 
Hanloy, P. N. Kenreigh, Frank Scantlin. 

Hamlin— H Stafford. H. Mongold, G. R. T 
Roberts. John Hillmon. 

Robinson— Hiram Crounse, R. Travis, J. A. 
Jeffries, J. S. Scott, A. J. Tuttle, M. V. Chris- 
ty, Abraham Cole. 

Padonia— Felix O'Neil. Capt. Wm. Lewis, 
George Wise. S A. Danner. 

Reserve— Jos. Syster, R. Sweeney. 

Powhattan— W. A Turner, M. Foster, J 



Jones, John Williams 

Hiawatha Township-J. D. Hardy, W. H. 
Heimlich. S Weaver, N P. Sprague, B. A. 
Sprague, W. S. Brown, B. F. Partch, W. S 
Hall. 

Baker— Finley McCreary, A. Baldwin, J. C 
Fitzpatrick, J. W. Stapletou, Ben Oleson, A. 
M Thomas 

Horton — Ben Legg, D. Ollinger, W. Monroe, 
W. Baldwin. 

Morrill— A. W. Lichty, N. Curtis. C A. Say- 
lor, T. J. Elliott, A. F. Robinson. 

Carson— Noah Hanson, C Gardner. 

Irving— J. N. Guinn, G. N. Gephart, J. H. 
Lucas, James Breeding, John McGuire, 



The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Resolved, That we re-affirm the principles of the St Louis platform and believe that it sets 
forth the immediate wants of the people. 

Resolved, That we are opposed to the re-submission of the prohibitory amendment and be- 
lieve that the sale of intoxicating liquors to be detrimental to labor and the best interests of the 
nation. 

Resolved, That wheu a public officer has served his state for eighteen consecutive years 
and produces no visible fruits thereof he should retire into private life. 

Resolved, That we, the people in convention, demand that our legislators establish uni- 
formity of 'ext books in our public schools of the state, the said books to be compiled under the 



1880J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 247 

supervision of the state superintendent and published by the lowest responsible bidder of the 
state. 

Resolved, That we demand a material reduction in the salaries of our county officers. 

Resolved, That we demand the free and unlimited coinag-e of silver and we denounce the 
action of our present congress for defeating- the measure. 

Resolved, That we hold the national rather than the party supremacy; the good of the 
whole rather than a section of our country and if there must be class legislation, then we favor 
the toiling- millions rather than the non-laboring- thousands. 

D. G. Ollinger, J. D. H irdy, L C. Clark, Dr. W. A. Turner, G. W. Rera- 
egan, G. R. T. Roberts, William Lewis and G. N\ Geph art were elected as 
delegates and W. S. Hall, M V. Christy, John Ridford, J. W. McCreary, T. 
E. Rolfe, Felix O'Neil, W. H. Heimlich and M. Foster as alternates to the 
state convention. 

before election each candidate was required to pledge himself to the St. 
Louis platform and to oppose the re-election of John J. Ingalls to the United 
States Senate, Al! the nominees took the pledge except Salathial Thompson 
whose name was withdrawn as a candidate. 

The following central committee was elected: 

Morrill, T. J. Elliott; Hamlin, Henry Stafford; Hiawatha Township, B. F. 
Partch: Forty four, W D. Frazey; Carson, Wm. B"eiganbaum; Powhattan, Jno. 
Williams; Padonia, George Wise; Irving, G. N Gephart; Baker, Finley Mc- 
Creary; West Horton William Monroe; Horton, First ward, John Scott; Sec- 
ond ward, Wm. Bddwin: Third ward, Jas. Hoffman; Fourth ward, B. F. Legg. 
Hiawatha. First ward, L. E. Martin; Second ward, Thurston Chase; Third 
ward, Geo E. Holbein; Fourth ward, Thomas Cheal; Reserve, R E. Sweeney; 
Robinson, A. J. Tuttle; Fairview, Frank Scantlin. This committee organ- 
ized by the election of B. F. Partch as chairman, L. E Martin, secretary and 
B. F. Legg, treasurer. 

July 23. Death of I. B Hoover 

August 2. Mrs. John A Logan Tent No 1, Daughters of Veterans is or- 
ganized with the following officers: President, Gladys Foster; senior vice, Klara 
Amann; junior vice, Helen Moon; secretary, Minnie Grimes; treasurer, Mrs. 
Retta Shadel; chaplain, Fannie Bechte); inside guard, Lilian Fraser; guard, 
Lura Meeker; musician, Maggie Smilley; trustees, Misses Owens. Jeffries and 
Harmon. 

August 13. Peoples Party state convention at Topeka nominate John 
Willitts for governor. J. D. Hardy is chairman of the committee on creden- 
tials. 

August 18. The Upper Wolf Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran church 
(Washington Township) is incorporated by George Anderson, Tonnes Johnson 
and Geo. Hanson. The property is estimated at $1,800. 

August 18. Demorest Medal contest at Hiawatha. Eunice White is 
awarded first prize and Lester Beymer second. 

August 20. Alliance picnic in Sprague's grove. Speeches are made by 
W. A. Peffer, John Radford and W. A. Turner. 

—The Brown county oratorical contest is held at the Methodist church in 
Hiawatha. Charles Yoder, of Morrill received the first prize, James Poston, 
of Powhattan second and James Moyer of Hiawatha, third. 

-Peoples' Party Congressional convention at Holton. The Brown county 
delegates were D. G. Ollinger, J. D Hardy. L. C, Clark, Dr. W.A. Turner, 



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[1890 



G. W. Remegan, G. R. T. Roberts, William Lewis and G N. Gephart. L. C. 
Clark is nominated for congress by acclamation. 

August 23. Camp No 1462 of the M. vv. A. is organized at Robinson with 
J. B. Mitchell, V. C: E. L Truex, clerk: L S McNamar, A. B, Smith, F. A. 
Groninger, Jas. A Gafford, Z. B. Arbogast, T. D, Ruley, Ben K. Kelley. 

August 27. W. C. T. U convention at Fairview. 

August 30. Democratic county convention E.Harrington is chairman 
and B. F. Hildebrand secretary. The following committees were appointed: 
Resolutions, Grant W. Harrington, J. D Hinton, E. B. McKim: Credentials, 
E. Bierer, Clyde McManigal, Fred lsely: Permanent Organization, W. Beymer, 
Joseph Stimmell, Peter Reid 

—The committee on resolutions reported the following resolutions which 
were adopted: 

We, the Democrats of Brown county assembled are now, as we always have been, in favor 
of an economical administration of public affairs, national, state aud county. 

We are in sympathy with the laboring- classes. Therefore, we are in favor of a board of ar- 
bitration with powers to hear and settle all labor troubles. 

We are in favor of the election of United States senators and postmasters by the direct vote 
of the people. 

We are in favor of free and unlimited coinage of silver and the issuing of legal tender notes 
by the government in such quantities as the business interests of the country may demand. 

We are in favor of a tariff for revenue only, so laid as to bear heavily upon the luxuries and 
lightly upon the necessities of life, and shall welcome the day when our system of taxation 
shall be so modified as to make the wealth of the nation bear the expense of the government, 
instead of laying the chief burden of taxation upon labor as is done by our present 6ystem. 

Whbreas. This, the first congressional district, is an agricultural district, we believe 
the time has come when we can dispense with bankers and railroad lawyers as our congres- 
sional representatives. Therefore, be it, 

Resolved, That we instruct our delegates to the congressional convention to use all the 
honorable means in their power to secure the nomination of Col E. Harrington for congress. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 



C. Douley, Clyde Mc- 
V. J. VanNatta, H. C. 



Horton, First ward— 
Manigal. 

Horton, Second ward 
Miller. 

Horton, Third ward— W. J. 
Butler. 

Horton. Fourth ward— W. 
Jas. A Clark 

Hiawatha, First ward— W. 
B. Moore. 

Hiawatha, Second ward — 1 
Noble. 

Hiawatha, Third ward— John Meyer, 
Lester. 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— John Whil 



Blair, James N. 

W. Letson and 

Beymer, N 

Bierer, W. O 



W 



W. Harrington. 

Baker— E. Harrington, Marion Walters, J. 
W. Hudgens. 

Hamlin— J. D. Hunter, T. D. McGee. 

West Horton— Peter Reid, Wm. Trompeter. 

Morrill-E. B. McKim, T. T. Mevers, L. J. 
Fulton. 

VVashington— Nick Hess. 

Everest— C J. Cigna, J. B. Green. 

Willis— G Y. Johnson, P. Louberger. 

Padonia— Z Brown, R M. Stewart. 

Fairview- Fred lsely. W. H. Meyer. 

Carson— H. F Mellenbruch, S. Chandler. 

Puwhattan — A Martin. 

Reserve-John Heise, J Messmore 



—Delegates to the several conventions were elected as follows: 

Congressional— VV. O. Noble, B. G. Craig, E. Harrington, John Heise, J. 
J. Fisher, W. H. Lester, Jas. A. Clark, Jno. Lyons, J. D. Hinton, H. F. Mel- 
lenbruch. 

State— W. W. Letson, E. Bierer, W. J. Vanatta, Geo. Boone, B. F. Hilde- 
brand. S. Chandler, Grant W. Harrington. 

Judicial— E Bierer, I. N. Mcdintock, Joseph Stimmell, L.J. Fulton, 



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249 



Peter Reid, G. Y. Johnson, Grant W. Harrington, H. J. Gillispie, II. W. My- 
er, Clyde McManigal. 

Tlie delegates to the state convention were instructed for Geo. W. Glick 
for Governor. 

The following central committee was appointed: Ilorton, Pirst ward, C. 
C. Donley, Clyde McManigal: Second ward, W. J. Vanoatta, H. C. Miller; 
Third ward, W.J. Blair, -fames M. Butler; Fourth ward, W. W. Letson, Jaa. 
A. Clark; Hiawatha, First ward. W. W. Beymer, N. B. Moore; Second ward, 
E. Bierer, W.O.Noble; Third ward, John Meyer, W. H. Lester; Fourth 
ward, John White, Grant W. Harrington; Baker, Marion Walters, Jas. W. 
Hudgeons: Hamlin, J. D. Hinton. T. D. McGee; West Horton, Peter Reid, 
Wm. Trompeter; Morrill, E B. McKim, T. T Meyers, L. J. Pulton; Wash- 
ington. N Hess; Everest, C J. Cigna, J. B Green; Willis, G Y. Johnson, P. 
Lonberger; Padonia, Z. Brown, R. M Stewart; Pairview, Fred Isely, W. II. 
Meyers; Carson, H F. Melleubruch, S. Chandler; Powhattan, A. Martin; Re- 
serve, John Heise, J. Messmore. The committee organized by the election of 
Jno. H. Meyer as chairman and Clyde McManigal as secretary. 

August — . Chas R. Johnson buys an interest in the Everest Enterprise. 

September 1. Republican county convention. T. C. Honnell was made 
temporary chairman, C. P. Waste secretary and J. B. Mitchell assistant sec- 
retary. 

The chairman appointed the following committees: Credentials, R. C. 
Chase, A. P. Moore, Jesse Holt; Order of business, W. N. Nellans, W. W. 
Price, I. L. VanMeter: Permanent organization, W. W. Nye, Thomas Payne, 
T. C. Belden; Resolutions, E Berkley, P. S Rosseter, S. E Brown, S A. Hol- 
comb, Scott Hopkins. 

— The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 



Everest City-T. C. Honnell, W. W. Price, 
Geo. Pierce, J. Robbins. G. M. Bartlow. 

Washing-ton Precinct— S. E Brown, Antonio 
Scalipino. 

Horton. First ward— Scott Hopkins. A. B 
Crockett, E. E. Scheck 

Horton, Second ward— J. L Vanmeter. A 
G. Hobbs, L B. Grant. Miles Cook 

Horton. Third ward— M. S Brundage A. P. 
Russall, L. H Duff 

Horton, Fourth ward — A. M. Brown, E K 
Stout, G S. Shannon. 

West Horton— S. D. McFadden, S. C Beldon 

Hiawatha Township — Daniel Hazen, John 
Sherritt, Wm. Hauber, J. V. Rollins, Joseph 
Kocher, Jacob Moser, J. Schilling", Frank 
Meisenheimer, E. L. Chamberliu, John G. How- 
ard. 

Morrill— A. W. Schaulis, John A. Stewart, 
T J Marion, Jno. Hoover, J. F. Stains, P. K 
Fisher, Jno. H Burnworth. 

Hiawatha, First ward— F. S. Rosseter, Jno 
Fraser. I S. Giiswold. 

Hiawatha, Second ward— W. W. Nye, John 
Christine, R. C Chase, S. H. Johnson. 

Hiawatha. Third ward— Thos. Stevens, C. H 



Lawrence, S. M. Pratt, E. Hoye. 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— C P. Waste, F. 
Zimmerman . 

Hamlin— Milton Moore, R. Gaston, Peter 
Pfeiffer, E. Berkley, E. C. Blanchard. 

Padenia— Levi P. Anderson, David Morgan, 
Isaac Dilley Jno. W. Leibengood, S. A. 
Guiuu. 

Baker--Ed Backenstoce, Jeff Miller, W. M. 
Nellnns, Jesse Holt, W R. Honnell. 

Reserve— J A. Jones, M. S. Watson. 

Fairview— F. M Webb, W. A. Evans, J J. 
Webb, J S. Tyler, J. E. Moore. 

Mission, Willis Precinct-G. A. McNeal, F. 
L. Willis, John Lorimer, Nels Hanson, A. F. 
Moore. S E. Erwin, Heniy A. Smith. J. D. 
White 

Irving— J. W. Swartz, J Bowron, E. Bush- 
man, P. B Moore W. Arnold, B. F.Goodwin, 
L F. Garlock 

Kickapoo-S. A Holcomb, H. Adams, Geo. 
Valentine. J. M. Pauele. 

Robinson— J. D Hazen, J. B. Mitchell. T. J. 
Payne, H. H. Hickman, S. A. Grouiniror, S. 
Quaife, H Cheal, J. H Lange. 

Carson— J B. Murray, A. J. Anderson. 



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The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Resolved, That the Republicans of Brown cointy endorse the administration of President 
Harrison and the course pursued by Congressman Morrill and Senators [ngalls and P.umb and 
favor the re election of Morrill and Ingalls. 

Resolved, That we, the Republicans of Brown county, the home of Hon. EN Morrill, 
have a special reason for congratulating Major Morrill for the eminent position he has at- 
tained as one of the ablest statesmen in the United States, the honored friend and advisor of 
the president, the national leader in Pension legislation ; the man equaliy distinguished for his 
treat abilities and the purity and integrity of his private character; that only a man of his tal- 
ents and influence could have secured the passage of the most liberal pension law ever adopted 
by any government, a law which gives to the patriotic soldiers and their widows and orphans 
100 million dollars a year; that we return to Major Morrill our heartfelt thanks for his great 
and unselfish work as a congressman in behalf of all good causes and noble principles, and we 
instruct our delegates to renominate Major Morrill, not because he seeks the office, but because 
the people of this district of Kansas and of the nation, wish to retain in public life a man whose 
life and character are an honor to human nature. 

Resolved, That we endorse Gov. Humphrey, Chief Justice Horton and the one term state offi- 
cers and ask for their renomination. 

Resolved, That we demand the passage of a law requiring the railroad commissione s to be 
elected by the people and laws regulating passeng-er and freight rates on railroads. 

Resolved, That we instruct our delegates to vote for James Falloon for judge of the district 
court. 

The committee on permanent organization reported F. S. Rosseter for 
chairman which report was adopted. 

The committee on order of business reported in favor of the appointment 
of a committee consisting of one delegate from each voting precinct to select 
delegates to the several conventions. 

The ret ommendation carried and the chair appointed the following com- 
mittee. Everest. W. W. Price; Washington, S E Brown; Horton, First ward, 
E. K. Scheck; Second ward, J. L VanMeter: Third ward, A P. Russell; 
Fourth ward, G. S Shannon; West Horton, S. 0. Belden; Hiawatha Township, 
Daniel Hazen; Hiawatha, First ward, J . H . Fraser; Second ward, 8. H. John- 
son; Third ward, C. H. Lawrence; Fourth ward, C. P. Waste; Morrill, John 
Burnsworth; Hamlin, Milton Moore; P.idonia, J. W. Leibengood; Baker, J, H. 
Miller; Reserve, J. A. Jonas; Fairview, J J. Webb; Willis, A. F Moore; Irv- 
ing, William Arnold; Robinson, J. D. Hazen; ('arson, A J. Anderson; Powhat- 
tan, S. A. Hoi comb 

The committee reported the following list of delegates to the state conven- 
tion: W. R. Honnell, I. S Griswold, J. W. Leibengood, S H. Johnson, J. P. 
Grindstead, J. D Hazen, Jesse Holt, T C Honnell; to the Congressional con- 
vention, Scott Hopkins, Isaac Dilley, J. W. Swartz, John Schilling, Elias Berk- 
ley, S. Thompson, W. W. Nye, John Lorimer; to the judicial convention. Thos. 
J. Marion, John Fraser, H. A. Whitaker, A. P. Russell, J. B. Murray. C. V. 
Pyle, L. S. Garlock, S. H. Johnson, W. W. Price, H. A. Smith. 

The feature of the convention was the effort of the supporters of Gen. W. 
W. Guthrie to secure a delegation in his interests for congress, the attack upon 
Guthrie by Capt. Schilling and Guthrie's reply. 

September 3. Peoples' Party county convention. G W. Remegan was 
temporary chairman and A. F.Robinson, temporary secretary. Committees 
were appointed as follows: Credentials, W. D. Meale, C. H. Pierce, H. Crounse; 
Permanent organization, A. R Smith, David Hillyer, D. G. Ollinger; Order of 
business, J. H. Donley, G. M. Wilson, T. L Crow; Resolutions, Nathan Jones, 
Martin Woodall, Ed Mitchell. 



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The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 



Geo Hampton, G. B. Mohler. John Ulsh, Ed 
Koplein, Hiram Crounse, M. V. Christy. 

Fairview— G. W. Warner, W. E. Cever, C. H. 
White, Frank Scantlin, Frank Dickson. 

Carson— W. D. Beale, Wm. Fiegenbaum. 

Padonia— David Hillyer, J. A. Kramer, J. 
M. Hillyer, Robert Hazle. 

Baker— J. W. McCreary, F. S Baldwin, J. 
W. Stapleton, A. W. Thomas, G. W. Cushnie, 
H. B. Walters. 

Hotton City--B. H. Eegg\ D. G. Olinger, 
Frank Scott, John Radford. J. P. McGehee, B. 
T. Schooley, J. Hoffman. Wm. Baldwin, J C 
Purvis, Frank Fate, C H. Pierce, J. W, How- 
ard. 

Reserve — R. E Sweeney, J. Syster. 

Willis— J. O. Willis. 

Everest--B. F. Dickinson, D. A. Smith. 



Hiawatha— Thurston Chase. W. O. Bechtel, 
Nelson Allen, Thos. Cheal, Geo. Holbein, N. 
F, Robertson, C. H. Ensworth, George E. 
Mitchell, L. E. Martin, G. W. Remagen. 

West Hotton— H. Skein, T. McCormick, J. 
Gorden. 

Irving- Township— G. M. Wilson, G. W. 
Lindley, J. M. Idol, A. R. Geig-er, O Shonyo. 

Kickapoo — Chas. Macho, J. Stevens, J. Hall 
Chas. Blaney 

Morrill— N. Jones, A. Lichty, A F.Robin- 
son, M. Beachy, T. L. Crow, B. F. Elliott 
John Kimmell. 

Hiawatha Township— Joe Donley, W. S. 
Hall, R Zimmerman, A. McQuilken, N. D. 
Loose, S. Weaver, E. Beckwith, A. Moser. 

Hamlin— G. R T. Roberts, Henry Stafford, 
A. R. Smith, W. M. Smith. 

Robinson— J. A. Jeffries, John A. Dowell, 

A. R Smith was made permanent chairman, A. F. Robinson, secretary 
and W. FT. Heimlich assistant secretary. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following platform which was 
adopted: 

Resolved, That we approve and confirm the p'atform of principles adopted by the conven- 
tion of Industrial organizations held in St. Louis in the year 1889, and also the platform adopted 
by the People's Party at Topeka in state convention assembled, and that we give a special em- 
phasis to the maxim "Equal and exact justice to all, special privileges to none." and to the 
advancement and for the triumph of the principles therein contained we pledge our united and 
zealous support. 

Resolved, That we will not support for office anyone who does not heartily endorse the 
principles of the Peoples' Party. 

Resolved, That no delegate shall be allowed the chance to vote as a proxy for a delegate or 
delegates not present. 

No nominating speeches were allowed. An informal ballot was taken for 
representative which brought out J. D. Hardy, W. A. Turner, G. R, T. Rob- 
erts, Capt. W. Lewis and Rev. T.J. Rolfe as candidates. Messrs Lewis, Rob- 
erts and Rolfe declined to run. The remaining candidates were required to 
come forward and pledge themselves to stand on the St. Louis platform and 
support the Peoples' Party ticket. A formal ballot was then taken and J. D. 
Hardy was nominated. 

W. H. Smith, B. F. Partch and Wm. Heimlich were placed in nomination 
as candidates for clerk o? the court. A formal ballot resulted, Smith 50, Heim- 
lich 36, Partch — . 

For superintendent of public instruction Miss Carrie Lindley was nomi- 
nated. 

For probate judge J. C Purvis was unanimously nominated. 

For county attorney Nathan Jones, Grant W. Harrington and L. E. Mar- 
tin were placed in nomination on the informal ballot. The formal ballot re- 
sulted in the nomination of Nathan Jones. 

Capt. Wm. Lewis was nominated for commissioner. 

J. A. Jeffries, Jas. Grubb, Geo. M. Wilson, B. F. Partch, J. Hillyer, T. J. 



252 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1890 

McCormick, 0. H. Pierce, J Radford were elected delegates to the judicial 
convention. 

"It was a well conducted convention and made up of some of the most sensi- 
ble, looking men to be found in the comity— mostly farmers, excepting the Hor- 
ton delegation, which was headed by a Mr. John Radford, who is very much of 
a Knight of Labor Mr. Weaver, of Hiawatha, is about such a man as Broth- 
er Radford, only he can't talk so much. Many of those in the convention, as 
will be seen by looking over the list of delegates, want office. In fact it is our 
belief that the party can have no other object, because Republicans and Dem- 
ocrats And nothing so very hard to swallow in the St. Louis platform Some 
of those who wanted office the mo?t, however, failed to get it. 

There are a number of Republican deserters in the ranks of the People; 
but then there are still more Democrats— and they will doubtless talk for the 
Peoples' ticket and vote for the Democratic one."— World. 

Septemeer 3 Fire at Hiawatha destroys the National Bank block. 

September 4. Republican state convention at Topeka nominates L. U. 
Humphreys for governor. 

September8. J. B. Richardson is appointed Consul to Matamoras. 

September 9 The Twenty-fifth Annual Fair. E Harrington is presi- 
dent and John H. Meyer secretary. 

September 9 Democratic State convention at Wichita nominated Chas. 
Robinson for governor. The Brown county delegates present were E. Bierer 
and Grant W. Harrington. 

September 10 Republican Congressional convention at Holton nomi- 
nates Case Broderick for congress. 

September 13 The Prohibitionists of Brown county nominated the fol- 
lowing ticket: representative, William Bat. helder: district clerk, W. H. 
Smith; superintendent, James Lepley; probate judge, T J. McCormack. 

A piatform was adopted as follows: 

The Prohibition party of Brown county, Kansas, acknowledges Almighty God as Sovereign 
maker and Ruler of men, upon whom all men depend for the blessings of life and declares: 

That the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages is the great gig-antic curseof our race 
and country and that, until it is suppressed by state and national authority, it is impossible to 
have pure and righteous government. 

That the prohibition of the drink traffic by diverting the immense amount of money now 
spent for liquor into proper channels of trade would largely increase the demand for bread and 
meat, manufactured goods and all the necessities of life, thereby giving a greater impetus to 
business than can be doDe by any other legislation affecting the infernal business, either re. 
strictive or regulative. 

That we endorse our state and National platform. 

A. J. Hill, Samuel Detwiler, H. F. Douthirt, J. M Marcum. Jacob Stick- 
els, L. McGinnis and J. H McCauley are elected a county central committee. 

September 15. Hiawatha votes $10,000 in bonds for water works improve- 
ments. There were 251 votes cast for the bonds and 1 against. 

September 16. Democratic Congressional convention at Horton. Dr. 
Troughtman of Seneca is chairman and Ben. F. Hildebrand and W. K. Wyck- 
off of Atchison secretaries. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following platform which was 
adopted: 

We, the Democracy of the first congressional district in convention assembled at Horton, 
Kans., Sept., 16. 1890, declare 

First — Our continued opposition to all paternalism in government, state or national, as 



1890] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 253 

tends to centralization inconsistent with the principles of personal and political freedom, which 
were the aim of our forefathers and the hope of their posterity. 

Second— Whereas, owing- to the depreciation in price« of farming products and the insuffi- 
ciency of currency available for the general population, an intense interest has been aroused in 
economical questions throughout the thinking population of Kansas, and 

Whereas, the vast majority of voters in this state are unalterably opposed to increases in 
the tariffs on manufactured goods at the bidding of eastern capitalists already in receipt of. 
higher protection than the industries require; and as strongly opposed to demonetization of 
silver in any guise or form, and 

Whereas, The delegations from Kansas, in both houses of congress have betrayed their 
constituents by voting for bills to increase duties on manufactured goods and thereby Lo 
strengthen the monopolies and trusts which are eating the substance of the nation; and voted 
likewise for the silver bill concocted between John Sherman, the avowed champion of Wall 
street banks, on one side and the wealthy mine owners on the other, whose effect will be to ma- 
terially raise the price of bullion without giving the people the silver money they asked for, and 

Whereas, These bills were so antagonistic to the western interests that the Kancas delega- 
tions had not the hardihood to speak in favor of their policy, though both representatives and 
senators tamely voted on every occasion against the convictions of their constituents on the 
most important issues of the session, and 

Whereas, the spiritless surrender, body and soul, of Kansas, to a powerful combination of 
eastern manufacturing and money interests is alike shameful to our intelligence and courage 
and menacing to our material progress, and 

Whereas, Senator Plumb, in debate, declared that the present duties were more than enough 
in justice to consumers, and yet voted for a bill to increase them and 

Whereas, The Atchison Chimpion, the foremost Republican organ of the district has re- 
peatedly characterized the tariff bills, for which these un-Kausans, and political dishonest ser- 
vants of the people voted, as outrageous and unjust, and 

Whereas, in a congressional election practically the only issues are those which affect the 
people in national legislation, and 

Whereas, the record shows, that if a few western Republicans had voted with the Democrats 
for just tariffs and free coinage of silver, both objects could have secured therefore, be it 

Resolved, that it is with a deep feeling of humiliation, that we, the citizens of Kansas, 
whose fortunes and happiness are inseperably bound to the welfare of the commonwealth, have 
viewed the poltroonery of our delegations in both houses of congress; that in national legisla- 
tion which closely affected the remuneration of all classes in Kansas, receive for their toil and 
investments, Kansas was counted for financial and industrial politics, originated by Eastern 
monopolies and calculated to make worse the unequal and unjust absorption of western earn- 
ings; that the press of both parties in this state was a unit in expressing public opinion earnest 
in the demand for a revision of the tariff more favorable to the west and a currency more suited 
to the needs of the masses in all sections. Every vole of the seven representatives and the two 
senators was cast at decisive moments for measures denounced in every meeting of any party 
in Kansas which passed upon the subjects; that these cowardly traitors to their people did not 
pretend to believe as they voted; that they wore without protest the shackels of caucus while 
they gave the worthless consent of their tongues to opinions prevalent in their homes; that con- 
tinuance of that course would unconditionally surrender Kansas to the monopolies of machin- 
ery and money which have bought the Quays and Dudleys of the Republican party; that we call 
upon our fellow citizens of this great state to rebuke the mortifying desertion of our cause in 
national economic legislation; that the only wav to impress the rebuke upon actual events is to 
vote against nominations of the same ring which controls the present delegations, and that 
thus alone can Kansas rise the prestige and escape from a condition of economic slavery, which 
at once impoverishes us and brings us into contempt. 

Third, we favor a service pension law as a just recognition by a great and powerful repub- 
lic of the brave men (now old) who made it possible for the republic to exist to day. 

Fourth, We are opposed to the electoral fo) ce bill introduced by Lodge of Massachusetts, as 
an unnecessary interference with the rip-hts of the people to self government; and because tve 
believe the real purpose of the bill was to draw public attention away from the iniquities and in- 
justice of the McKinley bill, and keep up an antagonism between the west and the south. 

Fifth, We denounce as unlawful and repulsive to good government the employment in the 
civil service of the country, of Pinkerton detectives, and demand that the constabulary essen- 
tial the preservation of the peace and protection of property, shall in all cases be composed of 
citizens of known probity and patriotism. 



254 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1890 



For congressman, Thomas Moonlight received 62 votes, E. Harrington 10, 
W. K. Townsend 9. 

John Lyons and E. Bierer were made the Brown county members of the 
central committee. 

September 20. Horton celebrates her fourth anniversary. Speeches are 
made by Hon. Thomas Moonlight, D. J. Clifford, E. Harrington and Scott Hop- 
kins. 

September 25. Republican judicial convention at Hiawatha. H. W. 
Parks of Doniphan was chairman and W. W. Price of Brown county was secre- 
tary. The Brown county delegates were S H. Johnson, John Fraser, H. A. 
Smith, W. W. Price, A. P. Russell, L. S. Garlock, Thos. J. Marion, John F. 
Cashmau A. B Crockett and J. B. Murray. 

James Falloon, S. L. Ryan and R. C Bassett were placed in nomination 
and received ten votes each for forty-five ballots. On the forty-sixth ballot 
Falloon threw his strength to Ryan giving him the nomination. 

S. H. Johnson and A. B. Crockett were made the Brown county members 
of the Judicial committee and Johnson was made chairman of the committee. 

September 29. Republican county convention. Isaac Dilley was chair- 
man and G. I. Prewitt secretary. The following committees were appointed: 
On organization, L K. Chase, E W. Smith. S. A. Hohomb, A. B. Crockett, 
J. G. Howard. On order of business, C. G. Colburn, J. P. Grinstead, William 
Arnold, E. E. Wardin, S. Thompson. On Credentials, John Sterns, F. Leiben- 
good, J. A.Fulton, George Kelley, H. A. Price. On Resolutions, Daniel Hazen, 
John Swartz, Ewing Herbert. George Spence, L.J. Cashman 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 



Fairview— Wm. E. Barnes. Joseph Moore, J. 
S. Tyler, D. W. Evans, J. J Webb. 

Carson— J. M. Sewell, H. J . Bemis. 

Everest— W. M. Reynolds. E. W. Simpson, 
George Pierce, H. A Price, Svend Peterson. 

Washington— S. E. Brown, George Ander- 
son. 

Reserve— T. D. Jones. O. C. Rummell. 

Hiawatha, First ward — James Corsaut, S F. 
Newlon, Frank Case. 

Hiawatha. Second ward—John Christine, W 
W. Nye, Ewing Herbert. 

Hiawatha, Third ward— John Walters, H C. 
Bossart, W. B. Kingsley, C V. Pyle. 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— Frank Lytle. E. 
Muxlow. 

Padonia— D. Anderson, I P. Winslow, F. 
Leibeugood, T. H. Purslow, Isaac Dilley. S. 
F. Guinn. 

West Horton-C. C Belden, J. K Seiberling. 

Horton First ward-G. I. Prewitt, A. B 
Crockett, O. S. Garmoii. 

Horton, Second ward — W. E. Lane, J. A.Cros- 
by, John Dean, Sam Paschall, W. M. Brown- 
lee 

Horton. Third ward— Sig Aszman, E. E. 
Wardin, G. W. Harris. 



Horton, Fourth ward— W. E. McCandless. 
John Collins, A. Rice 

Morrill-John A. Fulton, M W. Willard. D. 
M. Saylor, J P. Grinstead, I. N. Reid, W. 
Mussleman, William Hammond. 

Hiawatha Township — George Norton, Wal- 
ter White, Joseph Kocher, Creighton Pricer, S. 
Portner, Jacob Schilling, William Hauber, J. 
G Howard, Jacob Moser. Daniel Hazen, T. M 
Campbell, John Sherritt, J. V. Rollins. 

Irving— Wesley Moore, W. M. Brenning, C 
W. Chaffee, J. W. Swartz, George Hunter, 
Fred Burkhalter, William Arnold. 

Pamlin— T. B. Lydick, L Argo, E. Berkley, 
John Sterns, Michael Schmitt, J. H. Berkley. 

W'illis— John Brownlee, L.K.Chase, T. T. 
Baxter, A. Johannes, M. A. Murphy, Fred 
Hoyt, William Figley, E. T. Henney, D. A 
Wadell. 

Bakei — John Spence, James Kellough, A. M. 
Hannah, Ed Backenstoce, E. W. Smith. 

Robinson— John Bengston, M. T. Terrill, O. 
S Condit, George Kelley, James Jansen, T. 
Oden, John Lange, Frank Eye. 

Powhattan— S. A Holcorab, John Powell, G. 
H Valentine, G. W Barrett, J H. Adams. 

Forty-four— M. E.Elliott, L.J. Cashmau. 



The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 



1890] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 255 

Resolved, That we, the Republicans of Brown county, in convention assembled, once more 
pledge our belief in Republican principles as declared by the nation and state Republican 
platforms and we most heartily endorse the positions taken by such party leaders as James <1. 
Blaine and Mr. Speaker Reed. 

Resolved, That we approve the national and state administrations and are proud of the 
record of President Harrison and Lyman U. Humphrey, the soldier candidate, whom we believe 
has more than proven himself worthy to serve the great prohibition state of Kansas as governor 
for the second time. 

Resolved, That in Senator John J Ingalls Kansas has a representative who is greater than 
any in the country as an orator, a statesman, a thinker; that his Republicanism is of a stalwart 
kind which never wavers and is never afraid; that we want him re-elected because he is should- 
ers above all others the fittest man for the place 

Resolved, That in Case Broderick of Holton, we have a candidate for congress who stands 
out fairly and squarely for Republican principles. He is sound ou the tariff, sound on pension, 
sound on the silver question and can be trusted as honest and true, like the man he succeeds 
and we believe that no people ever had a better representative than Hon. E. N. Morrill. 

Resolved, That we regret that any party should urge that a law of the state be repealed be- 
cause it is not enforced. If it is not enforced it should be, and we favor prohibition more strong- 
ly than ever before and demand that the law be riy idly obeyed in Brown county; believing- that 
liquor is a more terrible blight than drouglh and more dreadful than pestilence. 

Resolved, That we never weary of the praise given to the old soldiers, distrtssing as it is to 
the press and speakers of the two other parties The soldiers are the back-bone of the nation, 
and it is through them that all of us, even the croakers, enjoy the blessing's and liberties com- 
mon to this and to no other country. 

Resolved, That endorsement of these resolutions means to every Republican the healing- of 
old sores, the birth of new hopes, the death of any fears Sincere Republic faith opens up an 
easy road to a glorious victory. Republican principles are the grandest and the party is one of 
hope, freedom and justice It is the only one for and by the people, and those who have loved 
it will never march under another flag - . 

For county attorney W. F. Means received 56 votes and R. T. Herrick 50. 

For district clerk, the first ballot resulted M. L. Guelich, 40; E L Hale, 27: 
John Cunningham ,41. The second ballot, Guelich, 32; Hale, 23; Cunningham, 
53. Third ballot, Guelich, 35; Cunningham, 71. 

For probate judge, J. F. Wilson, T. B. DickasOn, F. M. Webb, Fred Zim- 
merman and T. J. Payne were placed in nomination. 

The ballot resulted as follows: First bai ot, Wilson, 52; Payne, 2; Dickason, 
21; Webb, 18; Zimmerman, 7; J. L. Van Meter. 1. Second ballot, Wilson, 52: 
Payne, 2; Merrill, 2; Dickason, 11; Webb, 30; Zimmerman, 6; John Fulton, 1; 
VanMeter 2. Third ballot, Wilson, 53; Payne, 1; Merrill, 1; Dickason, 1; Webb, 
5( ; Cunningham, 1. Fourth ballot, Wilson, 47; Webb, 59. 

P. R Harmon was nominated for county superintendent by acclamation. 

For representative, John A. Fulton, A. Carothers and L J Cashman were 
placed in nomination and each pledged himself to vote for John J. Ingalls for 
United States senator if elected. The ballot resulted Fulton, 35: Carothers, 
54; Cashman 12; W . R. Honnell, 6. 

For county commissioner I. P. Winslow received 16 votes and Harry Cheal 

The following central committee was elected. At large John Collins, M. 
G. Ham, S. Thompson. 

Washington, George Anderson; Powhattan, S. A. Holcomb; Hiawatha, 
First ward, S F. Newlon; Hiawatha, Second ward, C. Colburn; Hiawatha. 
Thhd ward, John Walters; Hiawatha, Fourth ward, E. Muxlow; Hiawatha 
township, John Sherritt; Baker, W. M. Nellans; West Horton, W. R. Honnell: 
Irving, John W. Swartz; Everest, W. W. Price; Morrill, William Hammond; 
Forty-four, L. J. Cashman; Horton, First ward, O. S. Cannon; Horton, Sec- 
ond ward, John Dean; Horton, Third ward, H. P. Russell; Horton, Fourth 



256 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1890 

ward, W. E. McCandless; Willis, E. T. Henney: Carson, Joseph Sewell: Re- 
serve, O. C. Rummell; Robinson, O. S. Condit; Hamlin, E. Berkley; Padonia, 
I. P. Winslow; Fairview, J. J. Webb. 

The committee organized by the election of M. G. Hamas churman and 
John I. Collins secretary. 

October 3. Peoples' Party judicial convention at Hiawatha. B. F. 
Partch is chairman and Fred J. Close is secretary. The Brown county dele- 
gates were J. A. Jeffries, B. F. Partch, J. Radford, J. M. Hillyer, George Lind- 
ley, O. Shonyo, Mat Idol and A. McQuilkin. An informal ballot for judge re- 
sulted in 8 votes for B. A. Seav^r, 5 for Albeit Perry and 11 for J . F. Thomp- 
son. The formal ballot resulted, Thomp on 18, Seaver 6. George Lindley, L. 
C. Clark and W. B. Baker were made the Brown county members of the ceir 
tral committee. 

October 4. Democratic county convention. H. C Baker was chairman 
and Ben F. Hildebrand and Clyde McManigal secretaries. The following com- 
mittees were appointed: Credentials, Grant W.Harrington, W. W. Letson, 
John M. Lyons, L E. Harding, N. B. Moore. Rules and Order of Busine'ss, E. 
Harrington, J M. Butler, Jonathan Warner, H. W. Bradley. E Bierer. On 
Resolutions, James W Hudgins, Clyde McManigal, G. Y. Johnson. On Perma- 
nent Organization, I N. McClintock, J. C. Kelsey, W. W. Beymer, N. F. Hess, 
J. Bean. 

The committee cm credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 

Hiawatha Township— W. E. Hixon, Gregory tin Willich. 
Amann, A. E. Cyphers, A. FJ. Zimmers, Fritz , Hamlin— L E. Harding-, S. T. Miller, H. H. 
Pfister, Jacob Portner. J. L. Allem. Spangler, J. D. Harmon. 

Hiawatha. First ward— N. B. Moore, W. W. j Baker— E. Harrington. James Hudgins, Ma- 
Beymer. rion Walters, Hugh Collins, Mat Krier, Jr., A. 

Hiawatha, Second ward— J. C. Kelsey, E. N. McClary, O. Hostetter. 
Bierer. | Everest — Joe Berney. Ambrose Leigh, J.M. 

Hiawatha, Third ward— Ben F. Hildebrand, Lyons, John Marak, John Green, H. T. Bush- 
H. C. Baker. ley, Theodore Schecker. N. F Hess, Henry 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— John White, Grant Smith, Nels Young 
Harrington. I Fairview— E M. Brown, Fred Isley, Mansot> 

Horton, First ward— I. N McClintock, Clyde Scantlin, Josiah Bean, John Gillilau, Henry 
McManigal. |Millard, G. Joss. 

Horton, Stcond ward — H. W. Bradley, Al- | Carson — Louis Mellenbruch, George Meyer, 
bert Hoeft, E. W. Foster. Henry Fortmeyer. 

Horton, Third ward-J. M Butler, W. H.| Willis-G. Y. Johnson, Mat Crowdus, Wil- 
Yerian. Ham Armstrong, P. W T eber, M. Kincaid. 



Horton, Fourth ward— James A. Clark, W. 
W. Letson. 

Robinson— T. J. Maxwell, James Draper, 
George Moore, A. B. Smith, John Truex, D. P. 
Maxwell, C Gouchenor, John Spickelmeier. 

West Horton— Peter Reid, Robert Gold, Mar- 



Morrill— E. B. McKim, C J Harding, 
Warner, L J. Fulton. 
Irving— John Dickason 
Padonia- H. W Hart. Thomas Hart. 
Powhattan— John Nellaus. 



The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

We, the representatives of the Democratic party of Brown county, Kansas, in convention as- 
sembled, declare, 

First, We denounce the present attempt of the Republican party to perpetuate its lease of 
power, by means of the socalled Federal election bill as an outrage upon a long suffering people. 

Second, We denounce the Republican members of the present National house of Congress 
from Kansas for their unanimous vote for the McKinley bill which will not provide a market 
for a single bushel of wheat or corn or a single barrel of Kansas pork or beef. 



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251 



Third, We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and the issuing of government 
legal tender notes sufficient to do the business of our country. 

Fourth, We demand such a change in our fiscal laws as to leave the control of the circula- 
ting medium of the country in the hands of the government 

Fifth, We demand equal rights to all men, exclusive privileges to none. Therefore we favor 
a tariff law based upon public necessity and not upon the greed for capital. 

Sixth, As democracy is a party of wage earners and producers, we sympathize for labor in 
its present struggles with the insatiate money power whether in the factory or on the farm. 

Seventh, We demand that our legislature exercise its undoubted power to regulate the oper- 
ations in our state, to the end that they may not charge a higher rate foi the transportation of 
agricultural products than for merchandise. 

Eighth, That it is the sense of this convention that the railroads and all other moneyed 
corporations doing business in the state be required to pay taxes upon the full value of their 
capital and property. 

Ninth, As the Republicans of this state in their late convention made John James Iugalls 
an issue in this campaign, we are compelled to askthe people of Kansas to repudiate a man, 
who, iu a widely circulated interview, denounced politics as an "Irredescent dream," declared 
that "The decalogue has no place in politics," and expressed the belief that the use of money 
in campaigns and employment of hired Hessians, such as the Pinkerlou detectives, were justi- 
fiable. 

Tenth. We are opposed to all sumptuary legislation and we demand of our representative, 
if elected, to vote and work for the immediate repeal of all sumptuary laws, and to use his in- 
fluence for a constiutional convention . 

George Boone, Sr., was nominated for probate judge by acclamation. 

VV. H Smith, the Peoples Party nominee and J. B. Green were placed -in 
nomination for clerk of the court, and Mr. Green receiving the majority of t lie 
votes was declared the nominee. 

Grant W. Harrington was nominated for county attorney. 

J. D. Hardy for the legislature, Miss Carrie Lindiey for superintendent 
and Capt. William Lewis for commissioner were endorsed, they being the can- 
didates for these offices nominated by the Peoples' Party. 

October ti. Democratic judicial convention at Sabetha nominates J. F. 
Thompson for district judge. 

October 23. The Thirty-sixth annual meeting of the general association 
of Congregational churches and ministers is held at Hiawatha. 
^ October 28. Fairview city election results in the election of J. E. Moore 
miyor; S. O. Groesbeck, police judge; Thomas Gillilan, Willis Scouten, J. F. 
Joss, W. C. Meyers and Del McCarty, councilmen. 

November 5-6. Fifth Annual convention of the Brown county W. C. T. 
U. at Morrill. 

November 4. Township election 



MISSION TOWN.- HIP. 



Trustee, S. D McFadden 

F. L Willis 

H. S. Adams 

Clerk. F. P. Lonberger.. 

F Baldwin 

H. Wiuterecheidt 

Treasurer. M. Walters.. 

A.M. Thomas 

F. L. Willis 

Justice. J. A. Swearingei 

J. H. Hayes 

Jesse Henney 

Constable, H Laurie... . 

R. M. Richie 

J. 3 Hazlett 



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Trustee. L. J. Cashman... 

Jno. Williams 

Clerk, Sam Ebright 

Ed Smith 

Treasurer, J. H. Adams... 

C. A. Sawyer 

Justice, S. P Rupe.. 

Chas. Smith 

M. Foster 

Jas. Grubb 

Constable. Eugene Powers. 
R. Bartley 

D. A. Woodman 

E. Rutherford 

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[1890 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, VVm Mevers 

O. Stunz 

G. W. Waraer 

Clerk. W. E Barues 

L- B Purkheiser 

J. M. Hanson 

Treasurer, W. C Myers,... 

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F. Isley 

Justice, C Reibsomner 

C. S. Thompson 

S. O. Groesback 

J. M. Beits 

F . Hoopes 

Noah Hanson 

Constable. J. N Anderson. 

W. F. Scoutiu 

F. Robbins 

Thos. Smith 

C. Kingr 



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ROBINSON TOWNSHIP 

Trustee Z. B. Arbograst.. . 

J. H Thuma 179 

M.S. Quig-ley 9 

Clerk, O. S. Condit J43 

Ed. Kopplein 17 

Treasurer, M. P Rush 155 

G B. Mohler 154 

Justice, T. J. Payne 1*9 

J H. Burnam 141 

J.A.Glenn l55 

Jas. Gafford 169 

Constable, J.B Morris 136 

John Pavne 144 

D. Williams 157 

C. R. Marin 166 



MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, D M. Say lor 



A Lichty 162 

Clerk, w m . Hammond 162 

Elias Saylor 142 

Treasurer. N. Curtis 263 

Justice, Wm. Templeman 162 

Jas. Clemland 16 

L.C Baur 139 

G.L.Parker 145 

Constable, E. Auhmiller 301 

O. E Shadle 16- 

F.Jones 135 

PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Wm Evans 209 

Clerk. D. Jones 210 

Treasurer, G Kinzie 207 

Justice, Jas. Winslow 202 

D. Hillyer 188 

Winslow 3 

Constables, W. Harmonson 193 

S. M. Baird 173 



WASHING TON TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, P. Marak 

J. M. Robbins 

Wm Duncan 

Clerk. H Huber 

E D Crouch 

Treasurer. J A.Johnson. 

H. A. Price 

Justice, N. F Hess 

H F. Bushlev 

Constable, J fi Coe 

Wm Bushley 

W L. Wilkinson 



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HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, L. Arg-o 

L. Wallace 

Clerk, O. C. Rummell .. 
Treasurer. Jno Sterns. 
Justice, Sam'l Sweeny.. 

M. C Z. Watson 

R Sweeny 

Constable, J. L. Tipton . 

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HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, Geo. Pricer 155 

Kred Lemley 199 

Clerk. M. Meiseuheimer 155 

E S Beckwith 195 

Treasurer, J. G. Howard 149 

W. S Brown 199 

Justice, J. V. Rollins 153 

J. H Donley 198 

S. Lvtle 200 

A. D. Brown 1 

Constables, E. L. Chamberlin 150 

N. P. Spragrue i9a 

J. D Donlev 193 



IRVING TOWNSHIP 

Trustee, G. M. Wilson 138 

P. D Moore 105 

Clerk, F D Shaw 121 

T J. Griffith 117 

Treasurer, A B Gibson 118 

W R. Moore 124 

Justice, W T. Wilhoit 118 

J. F Ruhlen 117 

J. C Dickasou 123 

O Shonyo 120 

Constables F. Burkhalter 12i 

Wm. McLane II5 

J. M. Idol 1-Jq 



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1891. 

January 6-9. The Northeastern Kansas Poultry and Pet Stock show 

met in Hiawatha. About 200 birds were on exhibition. 

January 15. The Hiawatha Building & Loan Association increases its 

capital stock to $100,000. 

January 18 Horton has a $120,000 tire. Best business block in the town 
burned. 

January 18. The new Christian church of Horton is dedicated. 

February 3. A Citizens' Alliance is organized in Hiawatha with the fol- 
lowing officers: A. J. Hill, president; J. J. Fisher, vice president; Geo. E. Hol- 
bein, secretary; VV. O. Noble, treasurer; Grant W. Harrington, lecturer; P. A. 
Baker, inner guard; E F Sweetlaad, outer guird; Col. E. Bierer, VV. O. Bech- 
tel and Elias Moser board of trustees. W. O Noble was chosen as drganizer. 

February 5 6. The Brown County Farmers' Institute meets in Hiawatha. 
A. Carothers was chairman. J. W. Babbitt was elected temp nary secretary. 
The committee on organization reported the following officers: Presideut, S. 
Detwiler: vice president, Geo. Lindley; secretary. J. VV. Babbitt; executive com- 
mittee, H. F. Mellenbruch, Geo. McNeal, J. VV. McCreary. 

February 9 H.J. Aten is appointed by tbe Secretary of t he Interior to 
make allotments in severalty for the Kickapoo and Pottowatomie Indian.-. 

February 11. Horton Lodge 326 A. F. & A. M. incorporated 

February 18. Fairview Camp 12*6 M. vv. A. is organized with C. A. 
Bradshaw, John S. Belts, F. Hafflich, J. E. Mcore, C. S. Payne. L B. Purk- 
hiser, E. B. Snyder, W. E. Skinner, Conrad Stunz, Jr., as charter members. 

February 26. Sherman Memorial services conducted by the G. A Rare 
heldintheoperahou.se. H. J. Aten presided. Speeches were made by Rev. 
J. K. Miller and O. C. Hill. 

February 27. The special salary bill known as the Schilling bill becomes 
a law. It Axes the following salaries for Brown county: Treasurer. *2.000; 
county clerk, $1,500; county attorney, $1,000: probate judge, $1,000 and one-half 
the fees in excess thereof; register of deeds, fees to the amount of $350 per 
quarter and one-half the excess thereof: county superintendent. $900. 

March 10. The town site of Pierce is vacated by the legislature. 

— Parts of the C. K. & N. 2nd addition and parts of the Kansas City ad- 
dition to Horton vacated by the legislature. 

March 12. Brown county becomes the fortieth Representati ve District. 

March 16. Sunflower Lodge No. 153 Daughters of Rebecca is organized 
at Horton by S. F. Burdette with the following charter members: Susan A. 
Curran, M. C. Cottrell. M. B. Evans, Annie Adams and Bros J. VV. Curran, 
E. J. Evans, Harry Adams, E. J. Linthacum, Oscar Miller, J. R Jones. 

March 25. The ladies of the Northeastern Baptist Association hold their 
first semi-annual Missionary conference in Fairview 

March 27. Death of J. F. Babbitt. 

March 30 April 1. The district conference of the Northeastern Kansas 
district of the Brethren church was held at the north Morrill church. 

April 3. Simon Fraser is appointed County Commissioner for the First 
Commissioners District to till the vacancy caused by the death of William 
Lewis. 



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[1891 



April 6. City election. 



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62 

53 


Mayor 
O. S. Condit 


103 


71 

69 

69 

72 
69 
69 

70 


103 


Police Judge. 
J. J. Fisher 

Treasurer Board of Edu- 
cation 
C. H Janes 




Councilmen . 


103 
110 
105 
ln2 
104 












William Truex 




A A Holmes 

L. S. Herbert 

Constables. 


C. R Martin 

J C. Havner 


173 


Obediah Jordan 

J N Mills 




69 

69 




Police Judge 
T. J Payne. 


)02 




City Treasurer. 
M. S. Smalley 

Councilmen. 

J. H Fraser 

Long- term. I N Smith 
Short term. W. O.Noble 
W. M. Wellcome 












M. E. Yost 

Board of Education. 

J V. McN'amar 

R C Chase 


68 ... 
.. 92 


77 




Fred Zimmerman 


...J 53 





For member of Board of Education for attached territory Jat ob Schilling 
received 32 votes. 

April 6. The G. A. R. celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the or- 
der in the Armory at Hiawatha. 

— Hamlin City election results in election of L.E.Harding, mayor; A. 
Nitsche. J. C. McGee, A. J. Reeme, E S. Price and B. Ellis councilmen. S. 
Sweeney, police judge. \V. S Willard was appointed city clerk, W. R. Burh- 
nam treasurer and Amos Beck street commissioner. 

April 8. The Brown County Alliance at its regular quarterly meeting 
passed the following resolutions. 

Resolved; That we heartily endorse the separate political action of the Peoples Party 
laBt fall, and that we are highly gratified wilh the results of the same 

Resolved; That we will use all honorable means in our power to encourage all g-ood 
citizens to identify themselves with the Peoples movement, in order to assist us in procuring- a 
better condition of affairs, politically, socially and morally, in our country. 

Resolved; That we corumend the actions of our representative, J. D. Hardy, and the 
House of representatives in the election of W. A. Peffer to the United States Senate, and for 
the attempted and procured needed legislation, and that we condemn the action of the State 
Senate in obstructing- the same. 

Resolved ; That the recent conversion Of John J . Ingalls shows that the days of miracles 
is not past, and we hail with delight the indication that our labor is not in vain 

Resolved; That the Brown County Alliance is in favor of the principles underlying the 
Sub Treasury bill, namely, government loans to the people, but are not in favor of the details 
of said bill— building warehouses at public expense, etc , as such- proceedure, we believe, in no 
sense is required in order to enable the people to procure all just benefits derived from a sys- 
tem of government loans. 

April 14. The stockholders of the Brown county Exposition Association 
elect directors as follows: E. EJarrington. C. V. Pyte. E Hoye, Peter Pfeifer, 
J. W. Babbitt, C. H. Lawrence. H W. Johnson. The board organized by the 



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election of E. Harrington as president; C V. Pyle, vice president; Jno E Moon, 
treasurer; M. L Guelich. secretary; J. H. Meyer, financial secretary. 

April 14. The new I. O. O. F. Hall in Hiawatha is dedicated 

April 19. The Annual meeting of the American Bible Auxilliary of Brown 
county i> held in Hiawatha. 

April20. The following officers are appointed for Hiawatha City: Miss 
Anna Rohi, city librarian; A.C.Foster, marshal; D Van Horn, assistant 
marshal; J. K. Klinefelter, city clerk; W. E. Hayner, chief fire department; C. 
P. Waste, assistant chief; Eli Allendorf, fire wai den; I). E. Bassett, street 
commissioner; R T. Herrick, city attorney. 

April 24 Horton organizes a District Fair and Trotting Association. 

April 2o 28. The Fourteenth Annual county Sunday school convention is 
held in Hiawatha. 

April 28-30. Eighth Annual Encampment Sons of Veterans at Hutchin- 
son. General Crook Camp No. 169, of Hiawatha, is represented by J. A. 
Jeffries, Jr. and Grant W. Harrington. 

— Tenth Annual Encampment G. A. R at Hutchinson. Hiawatha Post 
No. 130, is represented by W. S. Brown and O.C.Hill. Black Eagle PostNo. 
453, Horton, by E. N. Pierce. 

April 30 Congressional district alliance at Hoiton. George W. Warner 
is elected a delegate to the National Alliance convention at Cincinnati. 

May — . Worlds Fair meeting at Topeka. E. Harrington is the repre- 
sentative from Brown county. 

May 17. Padonia township Sunday School convention is held in Padonia 
Methodist church. 

May 30. Memorial day. W. A. Calderhead, of Marysville, delivered the 
address at Hiawatha. 

May 31. Memorial-Day is celebrated appropriately by the G. A. R. of Hia- 
watha. 

May 31-June 5. The Third Annual commencement of the Hiawatha 
Academy. The graduates were Carrie Bause, Emma Baker, Geo. Batchelder, 
Emma Potter, Bertha H. Baker, Margaret Smalley, Addie Mathews. Cora In- 
ge Is, Chas. Patrick, Laura A. Partch, Jessie Sebum, Francis K. Moon, Hattie 
C. Leibengood, Otis W. Curl, Syble Dunn, Sallie Lamme, Grace Nye, Mary 
Hall. 

June 10. Annual meeting of the board of trustees of the Hiawatha Acad- 
emy. L D. Whittamore, Rev. R. H. Barnes, J P. Davis, Geo. H. Adams and 
J. K. Young are elected trustees. The board organizes by the election of M. 
S. Smalley, President; J.P.Davis, vice president; J. M. Boomer, 2nd vice 
president; J. N. Scouller, secretary; E. N. Morrill, treasurer; G. H. Adams, J. 
P. Davis, C. D. Lawrence, executive committee; W. M. Wellcome, W. 8- 
Brown and E N. Morrill, finance committee. 

June 20. The old settlers of Brown county hold a meeting in the court 
house and organize by the election of J. K.Klinefelter, president; Stephen 
Quaif, vice president and Thurston Chase secretary. All persons living in 
Brown county before Jan., 1, 1866 are eligible to membership in the Associa- 
tion. 

June 23. Daniel Miller Cemetery Association (Washington Township) in- 
corporated with John English, A. E Miller, G. M. Weaver; Henry Eyer and 
W. H. H. Sawyer as trustees. 



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July 9 The County is re-districted into Commissioners districts as fol- 
lows: First District, Robinson, Irving, Padonia and Hiawatha Township and 
Hiawatha City: Second District, Washington and Mission Townships and Hor- 
ton City: Third District, Hamlin, Morrill, Walnut and Powhattan Townships. 

July 21. The Columbian Exposition Association of Brown county char- 
tered to enable the county to participate in the Worlds Fair. The directors 
are E. Harrington, M. S. Smaliey, S. Detwiier, G. Y. Johnson, Thomas EI.. 
Brown. 

July 25, Democratic County Convention. W. W Letson is Chairman and 
F. M. Pearl Secretary. H. F. Mellenbruch, B. F Hildebrand and Jas A Clark 
were appointed a Committee on Credentials but their report has not been pre- 
served. J. W. Hudgens, H. C. Miller and A B. Smith were appointed a Com- 
mittee on Organization 

E, Harrington, Clyde McManigal and L. E. Harding were appointed a Com- 
mittee on Resolutions and reported the following platform which was adopted. 

We. the representatives of Democracy of Brown Count}- Kansas, in Convention assembled. 
dec'are: 

First. That we are now and have been in favor of an economical administration of public 
affairs, National, State and County. We therefore demand that all public work. National, 
State aud County, be let to the lowest responsible bidder, instead of being made a reward for 
partv services; and hereby condemn the action of the late Republican congress in the wasteful 
extravagance that appropriated one billion dollars so depleting the United States treasury that 
its bonds falling due could not be paid at maturity. 

Second; We are in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of all the silver our mines 
produce. 

Third; We are in favor of the abolition of the National Banking system and the substi- 
tution therefor of National legal tender notes in such quantities as shall be found necessary 
to transact all the business of the country. 

Fourth; We are in favor of the election of the president and vice president and United 
States senators by a popular vote of the people 

Fifth : We believe the McK in ley bill to be a measure designed in the interest of monopoly 
by monopoly and for monopoly. -That its results are ihe centralization of wealth and unjust 
taxation of labor, we are therefore in favor of its repeal, and the substitution in its stead of 
a tariff for revenue only, so laid as to bear heavily upon the luxuries and lightly upon the ne- 
cessities of life, in such away as to produce a sufficient revenue 10 pay the current expenses of 
the government judiciously expended. 

Sixth; We are in favor of the election of railroad commissioners by the people of the 
State with power to compell railroad managers to operaie tflem in the interest of the consumer 
as well as in the interest of the owner. 

Eli Moser, for treasurer; A. N. MiClary, for clerk; J. A. McCormack for 
register of deeds; A X Campbell, for coroner: and Jas. Foreman, for surveyor 
were nominated by actlamation. 

For sheriff W. H. Meyers received 41 votes and W O Noble 8. 

The delegates from the second district nominated H. V\ . Johnson for 
commissioner. No nomination was made for commissioner in the first district. 

August 29. Peoples Party county convention. L C. Clark is chairman 
and Edwin Smith secretary. The following committees were appointed: 

Permanent Organization; John A. Dowell, Geo. Wilson, Edwin Mitchell. 

Credentials; G. N. Gephart, D. G. Olinger, S. Sawyer. 

Resolutions; G. R. T. Roberts, H. A. Zabel, C. Gardner, S. Weaver, E. S. 
Beckwith. 

Order of Business; A, R. Smith, Felix O'Neil. John Nellans. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 



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Horton City— 1st ward, Capt Robert White, 
Flintoft Smith; 2nd ward, J C. Purvis. John 
Hoffman; 3rd ward, John Montgomery; 4th 
ward, D. G. Ollinger, Stanford Thomson. 

Hiawatha township.— John rtarnum. R. Zim- 
merman. Aaron Hall, Stewait Lille. E. S 
Beck with. G.N. Gephart, N. S. G rover, J. H. 
Donley, H E Penney, A. W. McQuilkin. 

Robinson township— J. X. Mills, M. V. Chris- 
ty. .J.A.Jeffries, John A. Dowel 1, John Ulsh, 
J. S. Scott, G. B. Mohler, H Crounse. 

Baker.-A M. Thomas, Cbas. Fitzbald. J. F. 
McConnell, B. F Olson. 

West Horton— J. M McCormick. John Rad- 
ford, O. H. Pierce. Ole Peterson. 

Fairview-F Dixon, G. W. Warner, W. C. 
Deaver, W Amend, W. C. Schugg. 

Padonia— F.O'Neil, G. B Wise. J. Hillyer. 
S. Picton, J. Hart, E B. Lewis, K. M. Frye. 

Morrill— Thomas Crow, Al Smith. Niram 
Curtis, P. P Fadley, B F. Elliot*., George L. 



Parker. Allen Liclity. 

Hamlin— G. R. T. Roberts, A.R Smith, H. 
Stafford. W. P. McNeese 

-Villi s — L. Law. L Murphy, s. Hubbs, 
W. H Smith. W 11 Waggoner 

Hiawatha City— 1st ward. G. E Mitchell; 2nd 
ward. Henry Lytic. W B.Baker; 3rd Ward, 



Smith. Wm Alicrn: 4th ward, S. Wca- 



W 
ver 

Powhattan— Martin Woodall, George Barnes 
J.C.Clark, L. Thomas, II. A.Z.n.-i. George 
Postou, E. Smith. 

Irving township- G. M. Wilson, J C Dick- 
inson, Jas. Mathers, \V R Moore, Thos Hayes 
. CD. Swaim, J N. Guinn. Hans Braley. 

Carson— W. H. Wagner, C Gordon, W. 
Feiganbaum, John Houghton, Charles Brad- 
ahl. 

Kickapoo— M. Gilmore, H Meibacb, W. 
Patton.J Rutherford, J. Shaner, J Nellans, 
C Blaney, Cyrus Sawyer. 



The committee on Resolutions reported the following platform which was 
adopted: 

We. the delegates of the People's Party of Brown county, in convention assembled, de- 
claring our faith in the principles of our party as published from the national meetings of I Ica- 
la and Cincinnati, and plidging oLr adherence to the san:e, publish the following as a further 
declaration of principles upon v\ hich to merit and realize victory. 

First. We denounce as unmitigated, malicious falsifiers all persons who say the People's 
party believes in or advocates repudiation of any honest debt either public or private, but we do 
demand such legislation as will enable the debtor class by industry and economy to pay their 
debts and save their homes. 

Second. We will support no man for office, either county, state or national, who will not 
pledge himself to use his utmost efforts to enforce each and every law upon our statue books 

Third, We demand such national legislation as will free the ptoducing classes of the 
United Slates ficm further robbery by grain t peculators and trai sportation companies. and en- 
dorse the principles of the sub-treasuiy plan of issuing money to the people until some more 
feasible method be adopted. 

Fourth, We demand such national legislation as will increase the circulating medium to 
$50 CO per capita by free and unlimited coinage of silver and the issue of full legal tender treas- 
ury notes, and dt mand that one means used for putting this money into circulation be through 
a liberal service pension to those who imperiled their lives to save the life of the nation, and by 
further payment to them of the difference between the depreciated currency in which they were 
paid and the gola in which the bondholder was paid. 

Fifth, While the Republicans of this count3* point with pride to the administration of 
Governor Humphre3", we challange it as being void of both n isdom and integrity 

Sixth, We further condemn the lasi state senate for net removing from office Judge 
Theodosius Botkin, believing the charges of drunkenness and incompetency were fully estab- 
lished by evidence produced in the senate trial. 

Seventh, We denounce as enemies to free speech and action all pei sons who declare 
members of the People's party, socialists and enemies to capital or an3 - just business or avoca- 



Eigbt, We condemn the Republicans state senate of last winter for failing to pass the 
following named bills which passed the house and died iti the senate; being acts 

"To prescribe penalties for accepting bribes;" 

"To prevent corrupt practices and the corrupt use of money in elec'ions;" 

"To prevent railroad companies from employing armed detectives during troubles with 
their employes;" 

"To regulate the rate of interest charged for the use of money, and prohibit usury ;" 

"To prohibit waiver of appraisement and stay laws; 

"To require all private and public municipal corporations to pay their employes weekly 
in lawful money;" 



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"To confer upon women the right to vote and hold office;" 
"To regulate the right of redemption of land sold under mortgage;" 
''To punish drunkenness in public efficers by a forfeiture of office;" 
"To prevent blacklisting (f railroad employes;" , 

"To provide joint rates over connecting lines of railroad in Kansas;" 
"To provide for a uniform series of text books by publication and otherwise;" 
"To reduce present railroad freight rates, and to elect the railroad commissioners b}' a di- 
rect vote of the people. 

"To reduce railroad fares to two and one-half cents per mile, and prohibit the issuing of 
free passes;" 

"To set aside mortgage sales for inadequacy of price;" 

Resolved That in Hon. W. A. Peffer we have a man worthy of our confidence and sup- 
port, and that we denounce the action of the Republican financial league of Kansas for seeking 
means to defeat the will of the people. 

Upon these principles we confielentialy hope to march to local victory at the coming elec- 
tion and to national victory in 1S92, and we earnestly invite the co-operation of all persons who 
believe in the just and humane principles we advocate. 

The following central committee was selected: Baker, Finley McCreary: 
Carson, Wm. Fiegenbaum; Padonia, F. JSi Frj ; Robinson, M.Y. Christy; 44, 
John Pucker; Willis, L O Law: Hamlin, A. R. Smith; Kickapoo, C. B. Bla- 
ney; Irving, G. M. Wilson; Fairvkw, W. C. Denver: IVoirill, G. L. Parker: 
Hiawatha township, E. S Beckwilh;Hiawaiha City: 1st ward, G E. Milch- 
ell; 2nd waid, Wm Baker; 3id waid, Wm.Aliem: 4th waid, S. Weaver; Hor- 
ton city: 1st ward. Robert White: 2nd waid, J. C Purvis; 3rd ward, Ed Lin- 
thacum; 4th ward, D G. Ollinger; West Horton, .Iota) Radford The commit- 
tee organized by the election of A. R.Smith chriiman, and E. S. Beckwith 
secretary. 

For treasurer an informal ballot stood, Wm Ileffner, 85: Eli Moser, 1: and 
G. R. T. Roberts, 1. Mr Heffner was nominated by acclamation. 

For county clerk the informal ballot stood, Geo Wilson, 72; Win Heimlich, 
10; Scattering 2. The nomination of Mr. Wilson was made unanimous. 

For sheriff M. Foster, J. Donley, W. P. McNees, R M. Patton, John Hall, 
T, L. Crow, A. R. Smith and R. M Stewart were placed in nomination on the 
informal ballot. The first foimal ballot lesulted Foster, 39: Stewart, 39; Don- 
ley, 5; Hall, 5: McNeese, 5 The second formal ballot resulted Foster, 45: 
Stewart, 45. The thiid ballot resulted Foster, 45; Stewart, 44. 

For register of deeds W. H. Heimlich received 79 votes, scattering 12. 

For surveyor J O Shannon received 51 votes, scattering 25. 

J. P. Lindsey was nominated for coroner by acclamation. 

Felix O'Neil was nominated for commissioner in the First district and S. 
D. McFadden in the Second district. 

August 12. The Farmers' Elevator Company organizes by the election of 
the following directory: Ben Sprague, John Walters, J. G. Hanna, J. A. Bar- 
num and N. D. Loose. The cost of the elevator is to be $1,200 and the capital 
stock limited to $2,000. 

August 14. E. J. Patch issues Vol. 1, No. 1, of the Robinson Reporter. 
Thirty-two numbers are issued. 

August 25. The Farmers' Elevator Company of Hiawatha is incorporated 
with a capital stock of $2,000. 

August 25. Republican county convention. W. R. Honnell was chair- 
man and E. T. Meyers and J. B. Mitchell secretaries. 

Maj. E. N. Morrill addressed the convention after which the following 
committees were appointed: Credentials, A. W. Bell, J. F. Leibengood, A. F. 



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267 



Moore, G. W. Leverton, S Quaife; resolutions, J. B. Mitchell, Ira J. Lacock, 
W. A. Biggart; permanent organization, Ed Backenstoce, A G. Hobbs, H. C. 
Bossart; order of business, E. H. Kellar, S A. Holcomb, S. Thompson: 

It was decided to organize a county club which was done by tiie election of 
the following officers: E.N. Morrill, president; O.S.Condit, C G. Col burn, 
John Sterns, A W. Bell, J. P. Grinstead, John Lorimer, John Howard, J. M. 
Boomer, I. P. Winslow, John Robinson, vice presidents; Ewing Herbert, secre- 
tary and J. B. Mitchell, treasurer. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates en- 
titled to seats in the convention: 



ge, James Jenson, 
S H- Burhnam, G 



W. W. Pri 



Irving-A. W. Bell, R. B. Kibbee, H. Ryan, 
J. H. Ruehlen,T. B Moore. 

Padonia-I. P. Winslow, S. F. Guinn, J. F. 
Leibengood. 

Hamlin— O. C. Rummell, F. K. Reasoner 
E. Berkley, Levi Wallace, T. B. Lydick, John 
Sterns. . 

Morrill— W. A. Biggart, W.L. Hammond, 
John Hoover, C M Balfour, M W. Meyers, 
J. P. Grinstead, W. McNara, J A. Stewart. 

Fairview— J. S. Belts. William VanDalsen, 
W. A. Scouten, W. S. McNatt, Joseph Moore, 
J. S Tyler, W F Lambertson. 

Carson— J. M. Sewell, E. W. McCune. 

Hiawatha township — J. J. Meisenheimer, 
George Pricer, J.G Schilling, William Han- 
ber, W. J. Moore, J. Moser, J. Weltmer, Moses 
Walters. 

Robinson — John W. Lai 
J. B. Mitchell, S. Quaife, 
L. Carroll, J D. Hazen. 
Washington — A. Kimmie. 

Everest— T C. Honnei: 
Kuhlman, J. M. Robbins, J. P. Freeland, Geo 
Anderson, W H. Couch 

Willis-A. F. Moore, E. H. Keller, C. W 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

First, We, the Republicans of Brown county Kansas, in convention assembled, do most 
cordially endorse the administration of President Harrison 

Second, We most heartily "endorse what is known as the Dependent Pension bill, believing 
it to be the most patriotic pension law ever enacted by any nation or party. 

Third, In the passage of what is known as the McKinley bill we recognize the broadest 
and most equitable legislation ever enacted in the interests of the American people; and we be- 
lieve it will redound to the best interests of all clashes of American citizens, irrespective of 
party or vocation and that it meets with our unqualified approval. 

Fourth, We heartily endorse that foremost of American statesmen, James G Blaine, in his 
effort to procure reciprocity treaties with other nations. 

Fifth, While we recognize that the present silver law has been a great benefit to the people 
of this nation, yet we believe that the people will be still further benefited by the free and un- 
limited coinage of all the silver ore of the United States. 

Sixth, We take great pride in endorsing the administration of Gov Humphrey and all 
state officers, believing that they have given us a clear and honorab e administration of state 
asffairs. 

Seventh, We have unbounded faith in Kansas and her resources and we brand as common 
enemies all the speakers who have proclaimed that Kansas is in a deplorable condition and any 
and all statements that oar people are bankrupt and unable to pay their debts, as lies circulated 
by demagogues for campaign purposes and that such persons are not entitled to the confidence 
of the public. 



Baxter. G. A. McNeal, A. W. Compton, Fred 
Hoyt, M. A. Murphy, Ira 'Douthart.' 

West Horton— George M. Davis, W. R.Hon, 
nell. 

Baker— J. H. Mile<=, E T. Meyers. James 
Bartholomew, Ed Backenstoce. 

Powhattan— S A. Holcomb, G. H. Valentine. 
J. L Postou. 

Forty-four — L.J Cashman 

Horton, First ward — U. G. Honuell, D. A. 
Drake, J M. Clark. 

Horton. Second ward— A G Hobbs, J. H. 
Mitchell, B. G Coughlan. G. VV Leverton. 

Horton, Third ward-Dave Paschal. W. B. 
Wonder 

Horton, Fourth ward— E F. Shepard, A. M. 
Brown, A. A. Rice. 

Hiawatha, First ward— J H. Fraser, Frank 
Case, Clarence Pine, C W. Wellcome 

Hiawatha, Second ward— Frank Kiner, I N. 
Smith, C G. Colburn, John Christine 

Hiawatha, Third ward- John Walters, U. V. 
Pyle, Ira J Lacock, H. C Bossart. 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward — E Muxlow, O. D. 
Neibling\ t 



268 ' ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 1 1891 

Eighth, We condemn the lower house of the last legislature for its unprecedented extrava. 
gance and waste of the peoples' money, and for the further reason that the greater part of the 
session was devoted to private interests instead of public affairs. 

John F. Wilson, S. W. Moore and John Collins were placed in nomination 
for treasurer the ballot resulting Moore 50, Wilson 21, Collins 18, J. B. Mitchell 
10, A. Hewitt 1. 

For sheriff S. E. Brown, S. H. Johnson, William Caste! and J. V. Rollins 
were placed in nomination the ballot resulting Brown 54, Johnson 337 Castle 9 

For county clerk J. V. McNamar received 69 votes, M. G. Ham 19, E. VV. 
Smith 11. 

J, W. Leibengood for register of deeds and P. W. Wright for surveyor were 
nominated by acclamation. 

For coroner Drs. R ilston, Pontius and Lemaster were placed in nomina- 
tion the first ballot resulting Ralston 43, Pontius 12, Lomaster 37. Second 
ballot, Ralston 55, Pontius 13, Lemaster 29. 

Simon Eraser and S. C, Belden were nominated for county commissioners. 

A new central committee was elected as follows: At huge M. G. Ham; Irv- 
ing. W. T. Wilhoit; Everest, VV W. Price; Reserve. F. K. Reasoner: Robinson, 
J. B. Mitchell; Hamlin, E. Berkley; West Horton, W. R Honnell; Fairview, 
J. S. Belts; Padonia, I. P. Winslow; Hiawatha, J F Meisenheimer; Willis, S. 
E Erwin; Morrill, W. L. Hammond: Carson, E. W. McCune: Baker. J Miller; 

Forty. four, VV. D. Frazey: Hiawatha, First ward.- ; Second ward. C. 

G. Colburn; Third ward, Ira J. Lacoclw Fourth ward. ; Horton, 

First ward, R. H. Fox; Second ward, G. W. Leverton; Third ward, 

Fourth ward, John Collins. 

August 28. W. C. r. U. convention at Fairview. Mesdames Wellman, 
Barnes and Cracraft are elected delegates to the state convention 

August 28. The Brown county W. C. T. U convention is held in Fair- 
view. Mrs. J. N. Scouller was elected president with power to select secretary 
and Mrs. D. Evans, treasurer. 

August 31. The Daily World is issued and runs until May 1, 1892 

September 1-5 The Twenty-Sixth Annual Brown County P^air is held in 
Hiawatha. 

September 12. Prohibition county convention. H. F. Douthart was 
chairman and J.B.Stephens secretary. J.N Scouller, J. W. Margrave and 
C. P. Stiles were appointed a committee on resolutions and reported the fol- 
lowing platform which was adopted: 

The Prohibition voters of Brown county, Kansas, in mass convention assembled, recogniz- 
ing Almighty God and Jesus Christ, his son as the source of all power and authority. 

First, We declare renewed allegiance to the National Prohibition party and their endorse- 
ment of the Indianapolis platform. 

Second, We declare il is very important to contend for the maintainance of the many feat- 
ures of our national and state government already established and to contend for various politi- 
cal reforms, yet the liquor problem is the most vital, political and economical question now be- 
fore the American people. 

Third, We declare the liquor traffic to be more wasteful of our country's resources than any 
conceivable system of taxation or tariff and a greater incubus to commerce than any- currency 
policy ever adopted or suggested. 

Fourth, We declare with sorrow and shame that our Kansas prohibitory law is grossly 
violated id our state, our county, and our city, and we arraign the various officials whose duty 
it is to enforce the law as recreant to their trust and pe rjured bv their violated oaths. 

Fifth. We declare in favor of raising the revenue for the support of our fovernment by 
taxes upon possessions and incomes and not upon what it consumes, thereby discriminating 



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against the poor man. Therefore, we oppose our present iniquitous tariff laws as unjust, op- 
pressive and selely in the interests of rich monopolies 

Sixth, We declare in a reasonable expansion of the currency by a reasonable coinage of sil- 
ver and by larger issues of paper money so that there will be sufficient ciurency in circulation 
for all trade demands and so that Wall street will be rendered less potent in producing panics 
and depressions to the detriment of the country at large and especially the West. But we are 
opposed to the free silver coinage craze whereby the silver millionaii es who mostly live in New 
York can receive from the United States mint one dollar for every eighty-five ceuts' worth of 
bullion. 

Seventh, We declare ourselves favorable to the full enfranchisement of women because the 
denial of the franchise to them is unjust and because we believe their voting would be condu- 
cive to pure and better government. 

Eighth, We declare in favor of the Australian system of voting, and every other practica- 
ble scheme for keeping the ballot pure. 

Ninth, We declare against all systems of bribery, howeter trivial they may appear and we 
demand the enforcement of bribery laws against every candidate of any party, who. because he 
is a candidate treats voters to cigars and drinks. 

Tenth, We declare the peoples party, by their record at Cincinnatti, and by persistent re- 
fusals to oppose the liquor traffic and the liquor power, to be utterly unworthy of the name of a 
reform party and unworthy of being the political leaders of reformers and opponents of the 
liquor curse and scourge. 

A ticket was nominated as follows: J. M. Marcum treasurer; J. B. Steph- 
ens, sheriff; C. P. Stiles, clerk: W. Sherman, recorder; William Robertson, sur- 
veyor; E. F. Sweetland, coroner; Daniel Smith, commissioner, first district; 
James Dendaurant, Sr., commissioner, second district. 

H. F. Douthart, J. B. Stephens, James H. McCauley, J. W. Marcum, 
Henry Smith and C. P. Stiles were elected as a county central committee. 

September 19. Horton celebrates. During the races the pavilion near 
the racecourse collapsed, injuring a number of people. 

October 12 Meeting of the State Fireman's Association at Abiline. 
W. E Hayner is elected Vice-President. 

October 26. A twelve thousand dollar Are destroys most of the business 
portjon of Hamlin. 

November 3. Township election. 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee,C. M Berkley 

Clerk, O. C. Rummell 

C. M. Berkley 

Treasurer, L. E Harding. 

Jno. Sterns 

O. C. Rummell 

Constable, Blair Syster... 

W. 3. Lydick 

Jno. Tipton 

W. S. Willard 



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63 


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68 


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144 


63 


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146 


66 


131 


56 


5 





WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee. F Lemley 162 

J.J. Weltmer 156 

Clerk, E. S. Beckwith 157 

F. J. Meisenheimer 158 

Treasurer, W S. Brown 156 

J.G.Howard 151 

Justice, R M. Patton 144 

A.D.Brown 112 

J. W. Swartz 152 

Wo. Hauber 166 

Constable. Chas. Warden 143 

Scott Barnum 139 

J.G. Schilling 158 



Trustee, J P. Kreeland. 

W. N. Bushley 

Svend Peterson 

Clerk, Ed D. Crouch. ... 

Geo Andrews 

Tom Speight 

Treasurer. H. A. Price 

L. A Irsik 

Mike Weaver 

Justice. J.J. Kleppe . . . 
Constable, J. K. Sharp. 

Jas Coe 

it. P. Bushley 

W. L. Wilkerson 



PADONIA TOWNSHIP 



Trustre, Wm Evans 

Clerk, D. S. Jones 

Treasurer, G. Kinzie 

Constable, Will Harmonson . 

S. M. Baird 

I. P. Winslow 

Esq. Winslow 



270 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1891 





MISSION TOWNS-HIP. 


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287 

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266 
181 

96 
282 
217 
275 
437 
261 

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118 
193 
110 
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201 
105 
165 


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Trustee, M. D. Hammond * 

S. D. McFadden 


87 
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20 
135 
84 
18 
145 
89 
133 
216 
100 
21 


70 
102 
6 
74 
55 
55 
75 
85 
87 
96 
122 
55 


Trustee. W.S McNatt 

Geo Warner 

W FUg-enbaum 

L. B. Purkhiser 

Clerk, Wm Barnes 

G. W. Warner 

E. H.German 


19 

70 
19 

25 
57 
25 
26 
57 
25 


61 

99 

123 

115 
94 
79 

117 
98 
72 
2 
93 
96 
99 

134 
93 
88 
70 
80 
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80 


L. O. Law 

Clerk, Geo. Davis 

J. E- Wintorscheidt 

L 0. Murphy 

Treasurer. F. L Willis 

L. A.Furgreson 

Constable, R. M. Richey 

J. B. Hazlett 


169 
142 
140 
151 
104 


Jno. Witschey 

E M. Brown 


155 

97 




E. H . German 




Geo. Newell 


Justice, Thomas Evans 

G. W. Robbins 


24 
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21 
24 
65 
57 
19 
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117 




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87 
97 

82 

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POWHATTAN TOWNSHI 


Thomas Gillilan 

Constable, C. L. Fowler 


120 

158 

158 




B. F. Robbins 


145 




M . Scantlin 

Fred Smith 


89 

104 




Willis Scouten 


2 




Thos J. Gillilan 


1 














ROBINSON TOWNSHII 




G. H. Valentine 








Treasurer, Cyrus Sawyer 

W. D. Frazey 




.208 


Jas. Thuma 

Clerk, O. S Condit 

H. Crounse 

Treasurer, M. P Rush 

Jno UNh 




Justice, L. C Clark 


205 


S. A. Holcomb 


29 122 
29 151 
27 101 
83 139 


110 


Constable, W. R. Hartley 

Jas. Plan kin ton 

J. L. Nellans 




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Jeff Miller 


Dan Utt 




L C. Clark 


Constable. E. F Stites 

Z B Arbogast 

Dan Williams 

A. Nellans 










176 

149 

125 


IRVING TOWNS] 

Trustee, F. D. Shaw 

Thos. Haves 

Clerk, S. Klinefelter 

W. R. Moore 


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.126 
.107 
. 11 

. 2 


MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, W. L. Hammond 


115 
126 
108 
87 
.175 
. 85 
.142 
100 
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James Mathers 

Justice, Wm. Arnold 

J. N. Braley 


114 

105 

.117 


Edson Steele 

Treasurer, D. M. Saylor 




Constable, F. C Burkhalter ... 




111 
.106 
il2 

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Wm. Koelling- 








Constable, Eph Aumiller 

O. E. Shadel 








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1891] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



271 



November 3. County election 



Jas Mathers, 

Commissioner, '2nd Dist 

8 C . Belden 

H W. /obuson 

Jas Denderant 

R Johnson 


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County Clerk 

J. V McNamar 

A. N McClary 

Geo M. Wilson 

C. P. Stiles 

J A McCormack 

Register of Deeds 

A. J . Leibengood 

J. A McCormack 

W. H. Heimlich 


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272 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1891-92 

November 17-18. Brown couaty Sunday School convention is held in the 
first Baptist church of Hiawatha. 

November 19. An election is held in the Methodist church to decide 
whether women shall be admitted as delegates to the church conferences. Six- 
ty-eight votes were cast, 60 for the proposition and 8 against. 

December 16. Fairview Lodge No 399 I. O. O F. is organized by P. 
G. M. A. L. Voorhis with the following charter members: C. D. Graham, J. 
B. Murray, G. W. Remagen, F. M Unkerfer, J. S. Belts, H.J. Hochstettler and 
L. B. Purkheiser. 

December—. Clyde McManigal becomes sole owner of the H or ton Com- 
mercial. 

December 18- The Journal Publishing company takes control of the Hia- 
watha Journal. G. W. Remegan remains with the company as manager. 

1S92. 

January 2. Mission Camp No. 1582 of the Modern Woodmen is organized 
at Willis with Booth Burton, Geo W. Chase, Henry B. Caston, Wm. F. Her- 
ring, Paris R. Harman, Guy C. Harman, W. W. Loofbourrow, James M. Mont- 
gomery, Sam'l. D. Mears, Frank M. Rodkey, A. E. Simmonds, Wm. D. Sloan, 
J. O. Shortridge as charter members 

February 13. The Masonic Temple at Hort-on is dedicated Delegations 
from Hiawatha, Hoiton, Whiting, Atchison. Huron, Everest, Muscotah and 
Topeka were present. 

February 23 At a called meeting of the Northeastern Kansas Editorial 
Association at Horton, J. P. Grindstead of the Morrill News was elected presi- 
dent of the Association to succeed the late Jas F. Clough. 

February 24—26. Ninth Annnal Encampment Sons of Veterans at Atch- 
ison. Gen Crook Camp 169 (Hiawatha) is represented by Grant W. Harring- 
ton, W. T. Chase, W A. Brook Grant W Hanington is elected a delegate 
to the National Encampment at Helena. Montana. 

February 27. Farmers' Institute at the court house. A resolution was 
adopted urging the people to make township exhibits at the fair and a com- 
mittee of three was appointed to make such arrangements as follows: Hiawa- 
tha. S. Detwiler; Wm. Heffner, R. M. Patton; Walnut, A. Carothers, J. M. 
Kenieigh, H. F. Mellenbruch: Hamlin. E Berkley, G. R T. Roberts, Thos. 
Mathews; Padonia, I. P. Winslow, C. A. McCoy, F O'Neil: Irving, Geo M. 
Wilson, J. W. Zahnizer, O. Shonyo; Robinson, Stephen Quaif, J. B. Mitchell, 
J. W. Noll: Washington, C. B. Willard. T C. Honnell. A. C. Adams; Mission, 
Jno. McCormick, John Spence. A J. Freed; Powhattan, L C. Clark, John Hall, 
L. J. Cashman: Morrill, D. A Lichty, T. J. Elliott. B F. Robinson. Officers 
for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President, G. W. Lindley; vice 
president, J. W. McCreary: secretary, R. W. Browning; treasurer, Grant Wat- 
kins. Delegates to the meeting of the state board of agriculture, S. Detwiler. 
J. W. McCreary. 

March 1. Star of Hope Lodge No 182 Daughters of Rebecca is organized 
at Robinson by A. Bindewold with the following charter members: W. S. Mar- 
tin, Rachel Y. Martin, J. N. Borden, Mame Borden, G. E. Eye, Hattie J. Mor- 
ris, J. B. Mitchell, Emma Mitchell, C. R Martin and F. Martin, 



18921 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



273 



March 3. German Society M. E. church (Zion church) incorporated by 
Henry Koelling, Wm. Scheer, T. H. Korthanke, H. W. Bebermeyer, Wm. 
Koelling as directors. 

March 7. The Horton Board of '1'rade reorganizes with W. W. Letson as 
president, J. A. Mccormick, J H Mitchell and A. X Campbell vice presi- 
dents, W. P. Todd secretary and Scott Hopkins, treasurer. 

March 9. Hiawatha A. M.E church chartered by Thomas Walthall, 
Wm. Walthall and Henry Hughes. Property is estimated at $1,500. 

March 19. Horton Chapter No. 76 R. A. M. is duly in-tituted with ap- 
propriate ceremonies. 

April 4 Hamlin city election results in the selection of J C. McGee, 
mayor; H. H. Spangler, C. D.Fisher, W. S. Willard. J.J Weltmer, A. 
Nitsche, councilmen. S. Sweeney, police judge S. Sweeney was appointed 
city clerk, O. A. Sandusky, treasurer, Cyrus Holmes, marshal, W. S. Lydick ) 
street commissioner. 

April 5. City election at Horton results in the selection of Robert White 
F. M. Wilson, Joe Hall, John Collins and W.J. McAttee as coum ilmen and 
Clyde McManigal, Geo. Leverton, Henry Fluke and J. C Wallace as members 
of the board of education. 

—Hiawatha city election resulted in the selection of A J. Hill, W. O. Noble, 
John H. Meyer, Samuel C Davis and M E. Yost as councilmen and Frank 
Case, A. F Bechtel, M L Guelich a -id W. O Bechtel as members of the 
board of education. The only contest was for councilman in the first ward 
where A.J. Hill received 31 votes and Frtd Rogers 23 

April 6 Republican county convention. Scott Hopkins was chairman 
and M. L- Guelich secretary. The following committee on credentials was 
appointed: W. R. Honnell, John Collins, M. G. Ham, N Mussleman, J. B. 
Mitchell. Committee on resolutions, John Schillling, W. E McCandlass, Geo 
Hunter, W. W. Price, J. J. Webb. Committee on order of business, T. C 
Honnell, F. K. Reasoner, W. S. Willard, A. F. Moore, John Swartz. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 

Reserve: — Sam Mellison, F. K Reasoner. 

Morrill:— John Hoover, Alex Schaulis, S. 
Bell. T.J Marion, Al Lyman, M. W.Meyers, 
I. Hiatt, N Mussleman. 

Hiawatha township:-J W. Swirtz. J. R. 
Impels. J F. Meisenheimer, John Schilling, H. 
Sebum, J. D Weltmer. John Hauber, J. G. 
Howard. 

Robinson: — H. Cheat, J. B. Mitchell. W. 
Snooks, John Bengston, John Clendenen. A. 
H Close, H H Hickman 

Hiawatha City:— let ward, J L. Merrill, S. 
F. Newton. J D. Blair, J. V. McNamar; 2nd 
ward, R. F Buckles. M. G. Ham, A. W. Bell, 
W. A. Fraser; 3rd ward, Geo Griffith, J. A, 
Buck. M.L Guelich. A.N. Ruley; 4th ward, 
E. Muxlow, J E. Morris. 

Horton City:— 1st ward, Scott Hopkins. F. 
Hess, R. H. Fox; 2nd ward, J. H Mitchell, J. 
M. Swearengeu, Sam Walker, W. Sprague; 
3rd ward, Geo, Higgenberger, Geo. Covode; 4th 
ward, John Collins, W. E. McCandless, 



Irving township.— H W. Bebermeyer, G. A 
Hunter, L. Pohl, Sam Parker, B Brown, J. C 
Ruhlen. 

Fairview.-W. S McNatt. J Frink, F. Un- 
kefer, C. Stunz 

Carson: — A. J. Anderson, C. Evans. 

Padonia: — Isaac Dilley, G. Kinzie, I. P. 
Winslow. 

West Horton:— George Davis, W. R. Honnell 

Baker:— L- L. Newland, C. Holt, E. W 
Smith. H. C Neff. 

Powhattan:-H. H. Geer, S P. Rupe, S. A. 
Holcomb. 

Forty Four: — No delegates 

Everest:— W. W. Price, J. M Robbins.T. C. 
Honnell, John Page, Joe Kennedy, W". H. 
Crouch. 

Washington:— George Pierce. 

Willis:— H. H. Cheal, Fred Hoyt, L. K 
Chase, A. F. Moore F. L Willis. John Lori' 
mer, S. E. Erwin, John Gregg. 

Hamlin;— P. Pfeiffer, John Sterns, W. S. 
Willard. 



274 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1892 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Resolved: That the Republicans of Brown county cordially endorse the able and patri- 
otic administration of President Harrison which has united all elements of the Republican 
party in the United States and has given to our country a dignity, standing, respect and power 
in Europe such as she has never before attained. We enter upon the campaign of 1892 under a 
statesman whose name is spotless and whose career has been noble and heroic. 

Resolved: That, in our fellow citizen, Major Edmund N. Morrill, we have a man whom 
we can present to our Republican brothers of the state of Kansas with perfect confidence, born 
of long- years of association with him and friendship for him. He has been placed in positions 
heretofore which have fully tested his great powers as a leader and have proven his unswerving- 
integrity and patriotic devotion to Kansas to the Union SolJier aud to our principles. In pre- 
senting him as our candidate for governor of the commonwealth we know that we are naming 
a man amply fitted for that position and a man who will win. 

The committee on rules and order of business recommended that four dele- 
gates, one to each of the state and congressional conventions from each dis- 
trict be nominated by the delegate of said districts and eiected by acclamation 
by the convention. Each delegate to choose their own alternate. 

The following delegates to the various conventions were elected: 

State Convention at Topeka, June 30, G. Kinzie, A. Close, W. W. Price, A. 
J. Anderson, W. R. Honuell, J. Schilling, A. F. Moore, L. R. Yates, W. S. 
Willard, W. E. McCandlass, A. Lyman. 

State convention at Hutchinson, May 5, I P. Winslow, J. F. Wilson, J. M. 
Bobbins, J. S. Belts, S. A. Holcomb. J. W. Swartz, F. S. Willis, J. D. Blair, J. 
K. Reasoner, J. H Mitchell, N. Mussleman. 

Congressional Convention at Seneca June 22. G. A. Hunter, J. B Mitchell. E. 
W. Simpson, J. J. Webb, G. M. Davis, J. G. Howard, I.N. Smith, Rev. Grif- 
fith, J. Stearns, John Collins, J. Hover 

Congressional convention at Horton, April 13 J. C. Ruhlen, N. Cheal, T. 
C. Honnell, W. S. McNatt, H. H. Geyer, Frank Meisenheimer, John Lorimer, 
M. L Guelich, E. Berkley, M. Robinson, M. W. Myers. 

April 10. Democratic county convention. Col. E. Bierer is chairman 
and Clyde McManigal secretary. 

Grant W. Harrington, Flintoff Smith and G. Y. Johnson were appointed a 
committee on credentials and reported the following list of delegates entitled 
to seats in the convention: 



Hamlin:— J. D. Hinton, John Heise, John E. 
Weaver, H J. Button Isaac Reeme. 

Morrill:— E. B. McKim, Jacob Hiekes, John- 
athan Warner. 

Robinson:— J. H. Williams, E. L. Truex. H. 
McKee. James S. Draper, J N. Borden, T. K 



Carson:— Thomas Mellenbruch, C. Chandler, 
Chas. Meyers. H Mellenbruch. 

Fairview: — W. H. Meyer. 

Hiawatha City —1st ward. R. D. Davis, 
Ben F. Hildebrand; 2nd ward: Col. E. Bierer, 
J. C. Kelsey, Eli Moser; 3rd ward, Grant W. 



Maxwell, G. W. Moore. | Harrington. W. H. Lester; 4th ward, John 

Baker:— Hugh Collins, J. .T. Hudg-ens, S. J. \ White. L. B. Povnter. 
Hostetler,E. Harrington, Marion Walters. L. A. Horton City :— 1st ward, Clyde McManigal, 
Ferguson, Matt Krier,. Joseph Trompeter, J S. E Wilhelm, Flintoft Smith, D L Bennet; 2nd 
Swearengen ward, H. M. Bradley, Albert floeft, W. H. 

Everest:— John Lyons. N F. Hess, Chas. j Love, M. D Spencer; 3rd ward, W. H. Kemper, 
Kopietz, John Marak, Theo. Schecker, B. F. ! J. A Stimmell, A J.Shirley, W. H.Yearian, 
Dickinson, John Green, Harry Huber, Jacob j J. W. Hern; 4th ward, VV. W, Letson, J. A. 
Marak, Jacob Hess. C. J Cie-ua. Clark, Henry Pohl, W. A. Schnable, Eli Hard- 

Willis:— H. W. Johnson, Peter Berney. F. P. j ing, 
Lonberger, J. McClellan, Sam Houston, Morg. I 
Kincaid, G. Y. Johnson. I 



1892] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 275 

John Lyons, J. H. Williams and W. H. Kemper were appointed a commit- 
tee on resolution and reported the following which after some discussion was 
adopted by a majority of five: 

Whereas, We recognize in the Democratic party the principles which will ultimately re- 
deem the people of the United States from the bondage of protective tariff, centralization and 
many of the political ills that we have suffered in the past years, and 

Whereas, We realize that under the administration of Grover Cleveland as president, we 
had a better administration than since or for many years before, and 

Whereas, We believe that with the Democratic party in power the people of the entire 
country will be bettar served, and that if we erect Grover Cleveland to the office of President all 
classes will be more benefited thereb3 T . Therefore be it, 

Resolved, That we, the Democrats of Brown county, in convention assembled do use 
every honorable means in our power to nominate and elect Grover Cleveland to the presidency 
of the United States. 

April 12 The following officials are appointed for Horton City: Flintoft 
Smith, city attorney; G. I, Prewitt, city clerk; H F. Killian, marshal; Chas. 
Rork and A. C. Michael, policemen. 

April 13. The stockholders of the Brown County Exposition Association 
elect directors as follows: E Harrington, J. W. Babbitt, M S Watson, Hora- 
tio W. Johnson, C. V. Pyle, E. Hoye and A. F. Moore. The board organized 
by the election of E. Harrington, president; C. V. Pyle, vice president: J. H. 
Meyer, financial secretary; C. H. Lawrence, secretary and Thos. McLaughlin, 
treasurer. 

April 14. A Republican club is organized at Horton with W. R. Honnell 
as president; R. H. Fox and Scott Hopkins, vice presidents; H..E Whittaker, 
secretary and Geo Hovey. treasurer. It has a membership of 67. 

April 14. Republican district convention at Horton Cy Leland and S. 
H. Kelsey are elected delegates to the Nationol convention and H. M. Alter is 
nominated for presidential elector. 

April 22. Democratic state convention at Salina. Clyde McManigal is 
elected an alternate to the national convention. 

April 23. The Alliance and Peoples party ratify the St. Louis platform 
ajt the court house. Speeches are made by Chairman S Weaver, J. D. Har- 
dy, T.J. Elliott, W. A. Turner, E. Bierer and H. F. Mellenbruch. 

April 25. S. H. H. Clark, Division No. 491 B. of L. E is organized at 
Hiawatha with the following officers: W. K. Constant, C. E.; M. J. Phalen, F. 
E.; T. C. Henry, S. E ; W. S. Bound, F. A. E ; M. White, S. O. E.; John Dur- 
ken, T A. E ; Thos. Gillam, guide; C, P. Beecher, chaplain; Tom Dunlap, cor- 
responding secretary; C. Rufer, Journal agent and insurance agent. 

April 26. The Seventy Third Anniversary of Odd Fellowship is celebrated 
at Horton. About 600 members of the order took part in the parade. 

May 2. The following officers are appointed for the city of Hiawatha: An- 
na Rohl, librarian; A. C. Foster, marshal; D. M. Van Horn, assistant marshal: 
H. P. Harrison, engineer; J.K.Klinefelter, city clerk; W. E. Hayner, chief 
fire department; F, A. Ford, assistant chief; Eli Allendorf, fire warden; J. F. 
Wells, library trustee. 

May 5. Horton Chapter to 76 R. A. M. incorporated. 

May 13. The eighth annual commencement exercises of the Hiawatha 
High school were held in the Armory Hall. The graduates were: Bertha Mc- 
Namar, Effle Scull, Julia Baker, Charles Schreck, Lula Knickerbocker, Lewis 
Brewster, Francis Moore, Eva Rupert, Emma Krebs, Jesse Yates, Effie Pattee, 



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Robert Jones, Rose Killian, Ada Walters, Mina Howard, Horace Rupert. Mar- 
garet Jones, Wm. Schilling, Zella Wilcox and Nancy Hewitt. 

May 16. Heights Cemetery Association of Horton incorporated with Scott 
Hopkins, J. F. Bailey, R. H. Fox, A. C. Ricksecker and F. M. Wilson as trus- 
tees. 

May 17—19. The 13th Annual meeting of the Kansas Pharmaceutical As- 
sociation is held at Kansas City, Kans. Mrs. M. O. Miner is elected secretary. 

May 20. ■ The Boone-Honduras Fruit Co , of Horton chartered with $9,000 
capital stock. 

May 25. Hiawatha Albright Evangelical church chartered by Jas. M. 
Lepley, John A. Smith, Geo. A. Smith, Israel S Bingman and David F. Ham- 
ler. Estimated value of property $3,000. 

May 28. Peoples Party convention to elect seven delegates to the state 
convention at Wichita, D. G. Ollinger was chairman and C. H. Pierce, secre- 
tary. 

The following committee on credentials was appointed: S. C. Thompson, 
R. P. Smith and A. W. McQuilken. 

The committee on resolution was J . D. Hardy, Dr. W. A. Turner, G. M. 
Wilson, John McCrerey. C. A Saylor, F. M. Fry, B. L. Bogiff, B. F. Partch, 
A. R. Smith, G. E. Mitchell, Frank Moore, J. G. Scott, A. Sherman, H. 
Crounse, J. G. Kale, Geo. R T Roberts, J Hillyer. 

Committee on order of business: T. L. Clow, C B Blaney, J M. Embler. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates: 

Horton City :— S. C.Thompson, John Scott, I Powhattan :— Dr. Turner. W. M. Gilraore, 
Benjamin Schooley, E. P. Linthicum, D G j C. B. Blaney. H Frymier, C A. Sawyer. 
Ollinger, B. F. Bogiff. j Hiawatha Township:— B. F Partch, A. W. 

Baker: — Robt. Laury, J. F. Miller, J W.Mc, McQuilkin, J D. Hardy , E. S Beckwith, C 



Crerey, J. B. McConnell. H. B. Walters. 

Padonia:— J. Watkins, E. Bleuis, J. Hillyer 
D. Hillyer, F. M. Fry, R. Hazell. 

Willis:— J. G. Kale, W. H. Smith, L. O 
Murphy, J. L. Parks. S J Kale. 



H. Pierce. B A Sprague, Fred Lemley, G. N. 
Gephart 

Robinson:— H. Crounse, M. Soden, J. S. Scott 
O Jordon, J. Dowell, D. Williams, J. A. Jef- 
fries 



Hamlin:-R P Smith, H.Mongold. G. R I Carson:— W. H. Wagner, W. Feigenbaum, 

T. Roberts, A. R. Smith. ' Noah Hanson. G. W. Robbins. 

Morrill:— A W. Lichty. T L Crow, N- Cur- Fortv-Four:— T E. Rolfe, L. P. Thomas, 

tis, C. A. Saylor, E D. Spaugler, A. J. Sprin- John Poston. J.. O. Shannon. 

ger. ! Irving Township: — A. Sherman, J.C.Dick- 

Hiawatha Citv:— S. Litle. H. B. Skein, S. inson, E. H. Clark Geo. M. Wilson, Jas. 

Weaver, G. E. Mitchell, Frank Moore, Felixl Mathers. 

O'Neil, John Embler, H Riggs. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

Whereas, The Declaration of Independence of a hundred .vears ago set forth that when- 
ever any government becomes tyranicalor oppressive or destructive of the ends for which it 
was established, it is the right of the peop'e and their duty to reform, to altar or abolish it and 
establish one more conducive to the public weal and 

Whereas, A few 3~ears later a constitution was adopted whose preamble proclaims its 
object to be union, justice, domestic tranquility , common defense, the general welfare, etc., 

Whereas, After a hundred years we find that by the manipulation of political dema- 
gogues who have succeeded to power and recognize no such principle that "the people are the 
sovereigns and the ruleis are their servants," we have nounion.no justice, neither domestic 
tranquility. Instead of union we have thepolitical demagogue, the bloody garment, a constant 
menace, instead of domestic tranquility, domestic commotion; instead of common defense, 
common and uncommon combines and soulless subsidies: the wealth producers pauperized, the 
wealth absorbers aggrandized and the general welfare lost sight of in the race for spoils and 
plunder. The abolition of African slavery has been accomplished only in name, but in fact 



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has only been supplanted and all labor been metamorohosed unconsciously into 'he European 
plan or form ef slavery proposed and recommended by the Hazzard circular of 1862, namely, 
'•Capital controls labor by controlling wages, by controlling the- volume of money." which 
has been done to perfection when the people ask for relief by an increase of the volume of 
money, the cry is it is visionary, it is unconstitutional and contraction proceeds apace. And 

Where** The constitution which, in the earlier and purer day of the Republic, the 
highest functionary in the land no more dare violate themthe humblest citizens, is trampled upon 
with impunity by our law makers, as per witness many enactments from the back pay salary 
grak to the later salary Silcott reimbursements, therefore be it 

Resolved: That this oligarchy, substituting its will for the constitution, must be over- 
thrown and the constitution reinstated. That in its financial system, this country shall rise 
to the demands of the enlightenment of the age and the high plane principle of justice consist- 
ent with reason, giving to all equal opportuities and advantages. 

Resolved: That we hail with delight ihe second declaration of independence put forth at 
the great St. Louis conference of February 1892, in that comprehends every principle effecting 
the interest of productive labor in its present distressed condition and proposes a remedy ; and 
we look forward with glorious anticipations to the coming convention of the Peoples Party to be 
held at Omaha on the Fourth of July, 1892. 

Whereas The Republican convention of Kansas in 1890, declared that "We, the Republi- 
cans of Kansas, demand the free coinage of silver, a measure strongly opposed and vigorously 
denounced bv the Democratic administration, led by Ex-President Grover Cleveland " And 
the Democratic convention of the same year declared "We favor the f ree coinage of srlver;" 
and the Resubmission Republicans declared "We are in favor of the free coinage of silver and 
such an increase in the volume of currency as will meet the demands of trade and prevent the 
depression in business and price of farm products and labor consequent upon the scarcity of 
money;" and the Peoples Party declared "We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver 
and the Prohibition party declared "We demand, in the interest of the many , that there shall 
be an increase of the currency which shall be of full legal tender and issued by the government 
in sufficient quantities to do the business of the country on a cash system, and to this end we 
favor the free coinage of silver." * 

Therefore we see by the above declarations that every voter in Kansas supported a plat- 
form favoring the free coinage of silver and 

Whereas We have reason to believe that some of the parties this year have, or will, op- 
pose free coinage of silver, either in their platforms or by the men they nominate thus chang- 
ing the policy of the party, while many of the adherents of the party retain their former views ; 
and we believe that when a party changes its policy its former adherents no longer owe alle- 
giencetoit Therefore be it .„„,,,., 

Resolved: That we cordiallv invite all those whose parties have or shall change their 
policy to unite with us in support of a party that still adheres to the policy of free coinage of 
silver as one of its cardinal principles. „,.:„;„„ 

Resolved, That we hereby ask the best element of every party to join with us in origina 
ting into laws the principles underlying the St. Louis platform „, rmifr , 1 

Resolved, That in order to achieve success one of the important aids to that end is through 
the information imparted by the pre.s of our party and we believe it is the duty of every mem- 
ber of our party, if able, to support our county organ and it should be one of the dut.es of the 



ber ot our party , l. aDie, xo suppui l uui i*»»'j -t — - . 

Peoples' Party clubs to see that its members are subscribers to said organ and if any one thinks 
he is not able to take it, it should be furnished by the club, also it should be the aim of every 
one to assist in the dissemination of the truths which form the basis of our party and 

Whereas, we believe that the parties in power have been hypocritical mpass.ng laws and 
then failing to make proper effort to enforce them, therefore be it 

Resolved, That all important laws on our statute books shou.d be enforced to the extent 
of the ability of our officers to do so. 

The following delegates were selected to attend the Uolton convention: A 
W. Lichty, Dr. Turner, David Hillyer, John McCreay, D. G. Ollinger, G. R. T. 
Roberts, S. Weaver, Geo. Warner, G. M Wilson, BFDicklnjon.aB^ Pa. :tch, 
j. A. Dowell, L. C. Clark, A W. McQuilkin, T. E. Rolfe, F. M. fry, H. B. 
Skein, F. O'Neil. T ^ 

The following delegates were elected to attend the state convention: J. D 
Hardy, C. A. Saylor, Dr. Turner, Frank Moore, A. R. Smith, F. M. Fry and 
T. E Rolfe. 



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May 30. Memorial Day is observed by Hiawatha Post of the G. A. R. 
Rev. E. J. Baskerville of Clay Center was the orator of the day. 

June 2. Peoples' Party convention at Holton nominates F. J. Close for 
Congress. Col. E Bierer was one of the candidates voted for in the conven- 
tion. 

JuneS. Academy commencement. The following were the graduates: 
Minnie Finley, John F. Kinzie, Kate Van Hook, Cora E.Shannon, F. Lawrence 
McCartney, Effie Proctor, Jessie Campbell, J Frank Quigley, Eva Home, Chas. 
G. Carothers, Linda Hardy, Bert D. Sherbondy, Edna Aten, Lydia Isley, Mar- 
garet Smalley, S. Tilden Gillispie and Eleanor Arnold. 

June 9. Diamond Lodge No 236, Knights of Pythias is instituted with* 
the following charter membeis: H U. Bossart, J . D. Blair, Steve Boone, F. M. 
Brown, James W. Butt, George C.irey, R. D Canary, W. S. Evans, Frank A. 
Ford. J. B. Graham, 1. S. Griswold, D. N. Graham, W. E. Hayner, G. W. Har- 
rington, J. K. Klinefelter, Jas. H. Lawrence, C. D. Lamme, Louis Ludwig, K. 
Hendrickson. L. L. Hassett. 

June 11 Prohibition county conventh n at the court house elects T J. 
McCormick. Henry McCauley, Rev. Piesnell, Rev. DP. Hondstedt, Mrs Dr. 
Scouller, Grant W atkin.- and J . B. Stephens a> delegates and B. W Dodge, H. 
F. Douthart, J. M . Lepley and John A. Nelson as alterantes to t lie state con- 
vention. A P. Browning was elected a delegate to the national convention. 

— Annual meeting of the board of tiustees of the Academy E N. Morrill. 
M.S. Smalley, J K. Young, D. W. Wilder, J. H. Pattou. A. F. Bechtel and 
Sam'l. Bierer were elected tiustees The boaid organized by the election of 
M. S Smalley, president; G H. Adams, vice president; J. M. Boomer, second 
vice president; Sam'l. Bierer, secretary; E. N. Morrill, treasurer; Geo. H. 
Adams, W. S. Brown, S. Bierer, executive committee; W. S. Browu, E. N. 
Morrill, A. F. Bechtel, finance committee. 

June 22. Democratic convention at Chicago nominates Grover Cleveland 
for president and Ad ai E. Stevenson for vice president. 

July 2. Democratic mass convention to elect delegates to the state and 
congressional convention. W. W. Letson was chairman and Ben F. Hilde- 
brand secretary. After considerable wrangling a committee was appointed to 
select delegates to the several conventions. The committee reported the fol- 
lowing list: To the state convention: W. W. Letson, A. Martin, N. A. Berney, 
Grant W. Harrington, L. J. Fulton, J. C. Kclsey, T. H. Brown. To the con- 
gressional convention: John Lyons, Jas. Clark, J. S. Draper, John H. Meyer, 
Clyde McManigal, N. F. Hess, B F. Hildebrand. 

July 4. Hiawatha holds a big celebration. 

— Celebration at Berney's grove under the supervision of St. Leo's Catholic 
church of Horton. Speeches are made by Father Kinsella, Scott Hopkins and 
W. VV. Price. 

July 5. Grant W. and W. P. Harrington purchase the Kansas Democrat 
from Ben F. Hildebrand. 

• July 6 Democratic State Convention at Topeka nominates tbe candi- 
dates of the Peoples Party for State officers. The Brown County delegates 
were Grant W. Harrington, W. W . Letson, Aimstroug Martin, J. C. Kelsey, 
N. A. Berney and T. H Brown. 

July 8. Democratic Congressional convention at Holton nominates Ed 
Carroll for Congress. The Brown County delegates present were E. Hairing- 



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ton, Clyde McManigal, James A. Clark, John Lyons, John H. Meyer, Flintoft 
Smith, N. F. Hess. Clyde McManigal was chairman of the convention. John 
H. Meyer a member of the committee on resolutions, N F. Hess a member of 
the credential committee and James A. Clark a member of the permanent or- 
ganization committee. Clyde McManigal and John Lyons were made the 
Brown County members of the central committee. 

July 11. A. H. Cow'es is elected principal of the Hiawatha Academy. 

July 13. T. J. McCormack is nominated for Congress by the Prohibition- 
ists of the First Congressional district. 

August 3. The Peoples Party of Brown County opens the campaign with 
a picnic in Sprague's grove. S. S, King and Fred Close are the speakers. 

August 15. The State Bank of Powhattan is incorporated with a capital 
stock of $10,000. S. A. Holcomb, J. A. Rife, G. H. Valentine, Gus E. Geer, 
of Powhattan, W. H. Chambers, of Marquette; A. W. Lewis and J. D. Goldsby, 
of Kansas City, Mo. are Darned as directors. The bank never got beyond the 
organization period. 

august 25. Democratic County Convention. F. M. Pearl is chairman, 
and Clyde McManigal secretary. The following committees were appointed: 

On conference with the Peoples Party, J. H, Williams, W. W. Letson, N. 
B. Moore, John Lyons, J. H. Hudgens; on order of business, Grant W. Har- 
rington, G. Y. Johnson, A B. Bmith, M. D. Spencer, 0. Jenkins on creden- 
tials, J. C. Kelsey, G P.Moore, J. W. Carnahan, W. H. Kemper, J. D. 
Hinton; on resolutions, H. F. Mellenbruch, E. B. McKim, N. A. Berney, E. L. 
Truex, H. H. Spangler; on permanent organization, Fred Isely, Ben F. Hilde- 
brand, T. H. Brown. 

The Committee on credentials reported 82 delegates present. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

First. Resolved by the Democratic party of Brown County in convention assembled, that 
we do hereby endorse the action of the Democratic state convention , held in Topeka, Kansas, 
July 6, 1892 

Second. We recognize it as a duty of every good Democrat to work for the supremacy 
of true Democratic principles in nation, state and county. 

Third. To accomplish this end we are willing to co-operate with those who differ from 
us in some points, trusting that time and discussion will remove the point of difference. 

Fourth We demand of our County Officers efficacy and economy in the transaction of 
all county business, particularly in the letting of county contracts such as printing-, bridge 
building etc And ws demand that they shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder. 

Whereas. Hon Ed Carroll, Democratic nominee in the First Congressional district of 
Kansas, has, by his impartial and upright conduct during his term of office as representative 
and senator, won the respect and admiration of every well meaning and unbiased citizen with 
whom he came in contact, therefore be it 

Resolved: That we the Democrats of Brown County in convention assembled, call upon 
every Democrat and every citizen who is above pariy prejudice to secure by every fair means the 
endorsement and election of the Hon. Ed Carroll, of Leavenworth. 

N. A. Berney W. W. Letson, Grant W. Harrington, E. L Truex, E. 
Harrington, Wm. Chandler, J D. Hinton, Fred Isely, G. 8. Foster, G. Y. 
Johnson, Theodore Schecker, J M. Idol, C. J. Harding and Geo. B. Moore 
were elected as delegates to the Senatorial convention. 

The committee on conference reported that the Peoples Party were willing 
to nominate representative, piobate judge, and county superintendent and 
give the Democrats state senator, clerk of the court and county attorney 
which was adopted. 



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H. H. Spangler and N. F. Hess were placed in nomination for clerk of the 
court. The ballot resulted Spangler 48, Hess 44. 

Flintoft Smith for county attorney and K F. Mellenbruch lor Commis- 
sioner were nominated by acclamation. 

A central committee was selected as follows: Hiawatha City, 1st ward. 
Grant W. Harrington: 2nd ward. J J. Fisher: 3rd ward, John H. Meyer: 4th 
ward, John White; Horton City, 1st ward, Clyde McManigal; 2nd ward, M. D. 
hpencer; 3rd ward, J. A. Stimmell, 4th ward, W. W. Letson: Hiawatha town- 
ship, Cy Simmons; Padonia, Henry Gillispie: Hamlin, L E. Harding: Carson, 
F. Fortmeyer: Powhattati, Gus Hildwein: Baker, J. H. Hudgens: West Horton, 
Peter Reid; Washington, H. T. Bushley; Irving, John Brown; Reserve, J. M 
Cecil; Morrill, Johnathan Warner; Fairview, Thomas Gillilati: Forty Four, A. 
Martin; Willis, G. Y. Johnson: Robinfon, Geoige P.Moore; Everest, John 
Lyons. The committee organized by the selection of John H. Meyer chair- 
man, Clyde McManigal secretary and Grant W. Harrington treasurer. 

August 27. Peoples Party convention. Joseph Donley was chairman and 
C. H. Pierce secretary. The following committees were appointed: Permanent 
organization: A. W. McQuilkin, M. V. Christy, F. L. Baldwin. Resolutions: 
E, S. Beckwith, H. B. Skein, G M. Wilson. Chas. Macho, J. M. Hillyer. Cre- 
dentials. Ben Sprague, 8. Weaver, D. G Ollinger. .Order of business: G R T. 
Roberts, Finley McCrerey, A. F. Robinson 

The committee on "credentials reported the fol'owing entitled to seats in 
the convention: 

Forty -four:— J. O. Shannon. T. E Rolfe 
Chas. Powell, L. C. Clark. John W. Poston. 

Hiawatha city, First ward: — Frank Luesley 
Robinson. 

Hiawatha city, Second ward:— H. B. Skein, 
Smith Johnson. 

Hiawatha city, Third ward 
Wm. Ahem. 

Hiawatha city, Fourth ward: — S. Weaver, 
John Embler. 

Carson:— Noah Hanson, W. Brockhoff, 
Hanson, G. W. Irwin 

Robinson:— J. A Jeffries, H Crounse, M. V. 
Christy. J. A Dowell, John Ulsh, Ed Kopplin 
J. A. Scott. 

Hiawatha Township:— J. H. Donley, J L 
Round, A. McQuilkin, C. H. Pierce, Ed Beck- 
with, Ben Sprague, R. M. Patton, B. F. Partch. 

Horton city, First ward:— S. B White. S C 
Thompson, John Scott. 

Horton city, Second ward: — A, J. Root. J C. 
Purvis, B C Elliott. 

Horton city. Third ward: — W. F. Linthicum. 
Wm. Small, S. B Wright. 



Horton city. Fourth ward:— J. T Kilmer, D. 
G. Ollinger. B. F. Chamberlin 

Padonia: — E B. Lewis. D Hillyer, Robt. 
Hazell, J M Hillyer, J. W. Dickinson, F. M. 
Fry. 

Fairview:— C. W. Skinner. C H. Stunz, W. 
Felix O'Neil, A. Amend, G. W. Warner, Joe Schenkleberger, 
G A Barnes. 

Baker: — F. L Baldwin, Jesse Render. John 
I McCrerey, Finley McCrerey, Robt. Laurie, I. 
M. 1 J. Miller. 

! Willis:— Chas. Macho, B Oleson. Amos Mc- 
Kann S Hubbs, L O. Murphy. 

Hamlin: — A. R Smith, G. R. T. Roberts, W. 
P. MoNees, F. J. Smith. 

Morrill:— G. A Savior. T. L Crow, A. Lich- 
ty, J A. Springer. E. Keim, A. F. Robinson. 

West Horton; — W. D. Skein, —Spencer, 
John. Radford 

Irving:— Geo. M. Wilson, J. N. Guinn, Jas, 
Mathers, W. R. Moore, J. C. Dickinson. 

Powhattan :— C. A. Sawyer, C G. Blaney. 
Dr. Turner. H Meibach, John Williams, H, 
Frymier. 



The committee on permanent organization reported Hon. L. C. Clark for 
chairman, C. H. Pierce, secretary and F. J Smith assistant secretary. 
The committee on resolutions reported the following: 

Resolved, That we most heartily endorse the action of the national convention of the Peo- 
ple's Party assembled in non sectional fraternity at Omaha. July 4lh, where freedom was re- 
proclaimed and sectional hate obliterated, and especially in giving to us as standard bearers, 
the superb, tried and true, James B. Weaver and fitting companion J. C. Field. 



1892J ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 281 

Resolved, That we endorse the action of our state and congressional conventions and es- 
pecially laud the second seal of condemnation given to sectional prejudice in the union of Close 
and Harris, thus showing to all candid thinkers that there is no north, no south, no east, no 
west, but a reunited people. 

Resolved, That we shall never be forgetful of the little band of congressmen who so val- 
iantly stood up for both the "credit of Kansas," and the welfare of the people nor the gallant 
Hayseeds in the Kansas legislature, who so ably seconded their efforts under whose adminis- 
tration the .Republican press says, the mountain of mortgage debt piled up under Republican 
rule is being so " rapidly paid off." 

Resolved, That the spectacle of men fighting for a job, as was witnessed in Pennsylvania, 
Idaho and Tennessee, is an object lesson we dare not ignore. 

Resolved, That we "stand up for principle" which means standing up for Kansas, home 
and libe ty . 

For county attorney Flintoft Smith, S. F. Newion, R. T. Merrick and W. 
F. Means were placed in nomination. The vote resulted Smith 79 and New- 
Ion 2. 

For district clerk H. PI. Spangler and J. H, Cunningham were put in nomi- 
nation. The vote resulted Spangler 77, Cunningham 4. 

For representative T. E. Rolfe, A R. Smith and ./. D. Hardy were nomi- 
nated Smith withdrew and the vote resulted Rolfe 35, Hardy 43 and Smith 
3. The nomination of Hardy was made unanimous. 

R. M. Patton was nominated for probate judge and Joseph Mohler for 
county superintendent. 

T. E. Rolfe was nominated for commissioner by acclamation. 

The following delegates to the senatorial convention were chosen: F. A. 
Small, C. A. Say lor, B F. Partch; L. O Murphy, G. M. Wilson, J. A. Jeffries, 
W. P McNeese, F. M. Fry, S. F. Amend, L. C Clark. 

A central committee was chosen as follows: Forty-four, J. O. Shannon; 
Horton, First ward, Jonathan Scott; Horton, Second ward, J. P. Cunningham; 
Horton, Third ward, F. Small; Horton, Fourth ward, T. M. Kilmer; Hiawatha, 
First ward, Frank Luesley; Hiawatha, Second ward, Stewart Litle; Hiawatha, 
Third ward, Felix O'Neil; Hiawatha, Fourth ward, S. Weaver; Carson, Geo. 
W. Robbins; Robinson, J. A. Jeffries; Hiaw;itha Township, G. N. Gephart: 
Padonia, Robert Hazel; West Horton, John Radford; Irving. W. R. Moore; 
Powhattan, W. A. Turner; Fairview, C. H Stunz; Maker, F. L Baldwin; Wil- 
lis, L. O. Murphy; Hamlin, A. R. Smith; Morrill, C. A. Saylor. The commit- 
tee organized with G. N. Gebhart as chairman and E S, Beckwith as secretary. 

August 29. Republican convention. 0- ' V. Pyle was made temporary 
chairman and J. B. Mitchell temporary secretary. The following committees 
were appointed: 

Permanent organization, N F. Leslie, George Norton, John Robbins, Ed 
Backenstoce, John Sterns; order of Business, C. H. Lawrence, W. E. MtCand- 
lass, S. Thompson, M. 8. Watson, J. D. Hazen; Resolutions, L. R. Yates, 
John Cashman, R. B. Kibbie. 

The committee on permanent organization reported in favor of making 
Jesse Holt chairman and J. B. Mitchell secretary. The report was adopted. 

The following list of delegates were found entitled to seats in the con- 
vention: 

Irving Township: — Wm. Arnold, Thos Ar- . Hamlin :— John Sterns, P. Pfeiffer. 



nold, Hugh Ryan, R. B. Kibbee, Ed Buchanan 
Albert Jenkins. 

Padonia: — I F. Leibeng-ood, I. P. Wiuslow, 
D. B. Anderson. 



Reserve: — M. S. Watson, J. F Crandall. 

Morrill:— L N. Reid, M . W Myers, J. Lich- 
ty, Daniel Savior, M. W.Willard, Wm. Tern- 
pieman, Arthur Fulton, John Hoover. 



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Carson:— C. Evans, A J. Anderson. 

Fairview:— J. S. Trier. J. J. Webb, Deb 
Frink, G. Stewart, W. Scoutin, Jas. Moore. 
Dan Evans. 

Hiawatha Township;— George Norton, Wal- 
ter White, Moses Walters. Peter Harvey. J. F. 
Meisenheimer, Wm. Hauber, Jno Swartz, A 
G Speer. 

Robinson:— W. M. Nellans, Harry Cheal. J 
D. Hazen, J. B. Mitchell, J. W. Noll, N. F 
Leslie, E. R. Pelton. 

Washing-ton:— Andy Kirame, Henry Merkal. 

Everest:— J. M Robbins, H. A. Price, P. J 
Clevenger, John Q. Page. S. D. Black, E. D 
Crouch, Geo. Anderson. 

Willis:-G. W. Baxter, J. W. Brownlee, E. 
H. Kellar, H. C. Neff, F L Willis, J. D 
Harpster, C. M. Compton, M. A. Murphy. 

Baker:— Henry Adams, Dr E. T. Meyers, 
Jesse Holt, Ed Backenstoce. 

West Horton:--G. M, Davis, M. B. Brown. 



Forty- four:— J F. Cash man 

Powhattan: — S. Holcomb, S. P. Rupe, Henry 
Geyer. 

Horton city, First ward:— H. F. Graham, D. 
A. Drake, Robt. White. 

Horton city, Second ward:— J. C. Chamber 
lin, O. J. Nugent, B. W. Coffland. Robt. Walk- 
er. 

Horton city. Third ward:-D. Paschal, W. B. 
Wonder 

Horton city, Fourth ward: — Wm. McCand- 
lass, John Collins, J E. Palmer. 

Hiawatha city. First ward:— H. C. Bossart, 
Thos. McLaughlin, J. D. Blair, S F. Newlon. 

Hiawatha city, Second ward:— R. C Chase, 
C V. Pyle, S Hunter, L U Yates . 

Hiawatha city, Third ward:— Ed Hoye, Geo. 
Griltith, A N. Ruley, C. H. Lawrence. 

Hiawatha city. Fourth ward:— Ed Muxlow, 
John W Lanime, O. D. Ivelbling, Jno. E. 
Morris, 

The committee on resolutions reported the following platform: 

"The Republican party stands for the credit and good name of Kansas and against calam" 
ity in any shape or form, and we pnblish to the world that the R epublicau parly has and al. 
ways will "stand up for Kansas." 

"Resolved. That we the Republicans of Brown county, in convention assembled heartily 
endorse and support the principles enunciated by the Republican National and Slate conven- 
tions, and we point with pride to the administration of Benjamin Harrison as one of the purest 
and ablest the country has ever known . " 

"That we cordially ratify the Republican nominations and pledge to them our united and 
earnest efforts to secure their triumphant election in November."' 

"We heartily commend the course pursued by Congressman Case Broderick during his 
term as Representative from the First District and pledge him our undivided support during the 
coming election." 

"We heartily commend the action of Senator John Schilling in reilucing the expenses of 
the country by reduction of salaries of county officers and denounce the action of the so called 
Reform House of Representatives in defeating the general salary and fee bill as presented by 
the committee appointed by the Republican Legislature." 

We are proud of our state. We have faith in her people, and unbounded confidence in her 
resources, and we believe that the intelligent and patriotic voters of Kansas will by an over- 
whelming majority at the coming election, rebuke all those who have by slander, calumny and 
misrepresentation brought discredit and dishonor upon her fair name, and we will sustain the 
principles set forth by the party that has cheapened the sweetening of every cup of tea or coffee 
and has made it possible for every laborer in farm or shop to buy, and educate his ihildren." 

W. W. Price, Isaac Dilley and J. Belts were placed in nomination for rep- 
resentative. The vote resulted Price, 72; Dilley, 19: Belts 7. 

W. F. Means was nominated for county attorney by acclamation. John 
Cunningham was nominated for clerk of the distiict court by acclamation. 

J. P. Farmer and P R. Barman were nominated for county superintend- 
ent. The ballot resulted Farmer 61 and Harman 37. 

F. M. Webb was nominated for probate judge by acclamation. 

Jacob Lichty was nominated for commissioner. 

The following senatorial delegates were chosen: John Cashman, J. B. 
Mitchell, Ed Hoye, F. Meisenheimer, J. M. Bobbins, J. F. Crandal, LP. 
Winslow. Ed Backinstoce, Frank Willis, O. J. Nugent, VV. W. Meyers. 

A central committee was chosen as follows: 

Hiawatha City, 1st ward, 8. F. Newlon; 2nd ward, C. V. Pyle; 3rd waid. 
C. H. Lawrence: 4th ward, O. D. Ncibling; Everest, J. M. Robbins; West 



1892] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 283 

precinct, Geo Anderson; Horton City 1st ward, R H. Fox; 2nd ward, J. H. 
Mitcheil; 3rd Ward, A. P. Russell; 4th ward, W. E. McCandlass; Reserve, M. 
S. Watson; Padonia, I. P Winslow; Hiawatha township, Frank Meisenheimer; 
Robinson, J. B. Mitchell; Willis, J. D. Harpster; Fairview, J. E Moore; Car- 
son, C Evans; Irving, J. Reunion; Morrill, L. N. Reid; Powhattan, S A. 
Holcomb; Forty Four, Leauder Cashman; West Horton, George M. Davis; 
Baker, Jesse Holt; Hamlin, John Sterns. The committee oiganized with 
Sample F. Newiou as Chairman and Harry Whitaker secretary. 

September 3. Democratic Senatorial convention at Hiawatha. N. A. 
Bcrney is chairman and Ed Heeuey, Doniphan county, is secretary. B. A. 
Seaver is nominated for senator by acclamation. 

The following resolutions were adopted. 

Resolved, That the Democrats in convention assembled endorse the National Democratic 
pl.itform maqe at Chicago, approve the action of the state convention held at Topeka and cor" 
diall}' endorse the nomination of Ed Carroll for Congress and we believe it to be the duty of 
everj- Democrat in the First Congressional district to work and vote to secure his election. 

Resolved, That we believe the best interests of the people of Kansas demaml the retire- 
ment of Bishop W. Perkins from the United States senate and the election of a successor who 
is in favor of the free coinage of silver and the reduction of our tariff to a tariff for revenue 
only basis and we ask for our senatorial candidate the support of all men who believe with us 
bn these economic questions. 

Grant W. Harrington, W. W. Letson and J. D Hinton were made the 
Brown county members of the Senatorial committee. This committee organ- 
ized by the etection of Grant W. Harrington chairman and Wesley Trevitt, of 
Highland as secretary. 

September 3. Peoples Party Senatorial convention at Hiawatha. B. F. 
Partch is chairman and L. C. Clark secretary. B. A Seaver is nominated for 
senator. 1 

September 0—9. Annual Fair at Hiawatha. 

September 16. C.R.J. & P. Railroad Employes Library Association 
chartered at Horton. 

September 22. Hiawatha Lodge, No 71, Degree of Honor, is organized 
with the following officers and members: Georgia Notestine, P. C. H ; Amelia 

C. Foster, C. of H ; Hattie Hairiugtou, L of H.; Amentia Kenigsberg, C. of C. 
Grant W. Harrington, recorder; John M. Walters, financier: T. H. Notestine,' 
receiver; Hattie Ult, sister usher; E F. Sweetland, inside watch; J. P. Drake, 
outside watch; Clara E. Bound, Margaret J . Eraser, Joseph Kenigsberg, Frank 
Lytle, Elizabeth Lytle, Mary E. Merritt, L R Merritt, George C. McKnight, 
J V. Rollins, J. B. Stephens, Lucy E. Sweetland, Sarah E. Sperry, A. J. Hill, 
J. H. Fraser, B. D. Conklin, Ledoit J Sperry. 

September 30. Horton Church of Christ incorporated by W. S. Scott, L. 

D. Bishop, Mrs. J. Foley, Mrs. S. Small and B. F. Sonder to "teach and prac- 
tice Christian Science as taught by Mary Baker G. Eddy in Science and 
Health and key to the Scriptures and the Holy Scriptures." 

October 11. Republican Senatorial convention at Troy nominates J, D. 
Williams for State Senator. 

October 21. Columbus Day is celebrated in the Brown County schools. 

October 25. The Everest State Bank is chartered. Capital stock, $11,000. 

November 2. First Congregational Church, of Powhattan incorporated 
with S. A. Holcomb, J. A. Rife, Mrs G. H. Valentine, Mrs. H. H. Geyer, 
David Warrantz as trustees. 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1802 



November 8. Township Election. 



POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, S. A. Holcomb ... 

Mate Foster 

Clerk, M E. Elliott 

Chas. Hildwien 

Treasurer, W. C. Powers .. 

C. A. Sawyer 

Justice, Harvey Adams 

Chas. Smith 

O. E. Lake 

J L Nellans 

Constable, D. A Woodman. 

W. R. Hartley Jr 

Geo. Poston. 

James Thomas 

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HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. J J. Weltmer 

Fred Lemley 

Clerk, Ed Radford 

W. Teegarden 

Treasurer, Thomas < ampbell 

Wm Heffner 

Justice, J A. Field 

David Hamler 

J. H Donley 

A. D. Brown 

Conscable, J. V. Rollins 

. Dell Shannon 

Scott Barnum 

C. F Wardin 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. J W.Collins 

J.N. Thuma 

Clerk, C. E McClelland 

E L. Truex .. ... 

Treasurer, G. C Kinman 

Hiram Crounse ... 

Justice, T. J Payne 

L M. Hughes 

James Draper 

Ed Kopplein 

Constable, J. B. Morris 

Chas Chiids 

A. Nellans 

Wm. Higgins 



MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, 7v L Hammond 

Clerk. D M Savior ... 

Treasurer. Wm Davis 

Justice. Nathan Jones 

James Walts 

Constable Jas Poston 

O E. Shadel 



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee. James P. Freeland . 

Svend Peterson 

Clerk, G D. Bollinger 

Harry Huber 

Treasurer, H A.Price 

E. M. Kopeitz 

Justice, Chas. R. Johnson. ... 

M F Streeter 

N. F Hess 

Thso Schecker 

Frank Glenn 

Constable W L.Wilkinson 

Hen ry Sawyer 

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Trustee, J. C. Ruhlen 107 

W- R. Moore 107 

John Yates 27 

Clerk. R. B Kibbie .127 

CM Jones 120 

Treasurer. Frank Shaw 134 

JanusMuhers 118 

Justice, WmKoelling- 127 

A.B.Gibson 129 

J C. Dickinson 123 

James Breeding- 123 

Constable. Fred Burkhalter 125 

Wm McLean 125 

JohnGuinn 122 

A. S. Dickinson j25 

PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, William Evans 20g 

Clerk, D. S Jones 209 

Treasurer, R J McAtee 206 

Justice, TWios. McCoy 207 

I. P. Winslow 209 

Constable. Scott McKnight 208 

L. M. Baird 207 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, C. M Berkley... 
Clerk, J. F. Crandall ... 
Treasurer, Peter Pfeiffer 
Justice, M S Watson — 

Samuel Sweeney 
Constable, Blair Systef . 

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Henry Winterscheidt 

B F. Olson. ... 

D M. McFadden 

Clerk. Geo. M. Davis 

F P Lonberger 

Treasurer. F. L. Willis.. .. 

L. O. Murphy 

Justice, J N Hayes 

Jesse Hennev 

J G. Kale 

J W Hudgens 

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WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, A M Irwin 

Wm. Feigenbaum 

Clerk, Zack Handley 

John Mux worthy 

Treasurer, Jas. W. Sprague 

John Witsche 

Justice, Ed Stewart 

J M. Anderson 

David Green 

Fred Smith 

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November 22 The First Baptist Church of Hiawatha was burned 

November 21 William Walthal is stabbed to death by Commodore True 
during a Thanksgiving festival given by the A. M E. Church. 

November 28. A mob breaks open the jail door shortly after midnight 
overpowers Sheriff Brown, dragged Comodore True out and hung him in the 
court house yard. 

December 10. Ed Hoye, O. W. Brown, A. J. Hill, H. H. MoElheney and 
Cora Brown incorporate the Hiawatha Cob Pipe Company with a capital stock 
of $5,500. 

December 15. Ben F. Hildebrand buys the Hiawatha Journal of the 
Journal Publishing Co. 

1893. 

January 15 A mass meeting is held in the Opera House in Hiawatha to 
discuss the legislative complication at Topeka. M. S Smalley is made chair- 
man and John H. Meyer secretary. On motion a committee consisting of O. 
C. Hill, Thos. McLaughlin and J. D. Blair were appointed on resolutions and 
reported the following which were adopted: 

"We, the citizens of Hiawatha, Kansas, without regard to party or cree>l have assembled 
to earnestly and emphatically protest against the unjust, unlawful and revolutionary proceed 
ings of Gov. Lewelling and a majority of the members of the Senate, in recognizing a minority 
of the House as the leg-ally constituted body of the House 

Resolved, That we give a firm and unyielding- support to those sixty-seven loyal and pat. 
riotic members holding- certificates from the state canvassing board, regularly organized and 
now presided over by George L. Douglass, as being the only legally organized House of the 
State of Kansas for 1893 And we urge them to stand firm and unyielding for law, order and 
good government." 

Speeches were made by M. S. Smalley, E N. Morrill, O. C. Hill in favor of 
the resolutions and by Col. E. Bierer against them after which they were 
adopted with but few dissenting votes. 

January 17. Sixty-one citizens of Hiawatha sign the following letter to 
Gov. Lewelling: 

"Esteemed Sir:— On a few hours notice a meeting purportive to be aciti" 
zens' meeting, non partisan in character was called to meet at the Opera House 
this city Saturday evening at 7:30, January 15th. Fiom the resolutions passed 
at said meeting it would be inferred that the citizens of our city and commun- 
ity are in a state of insurrection, in as much as the resolutions passed denounce 
you and the Senate as acting unjust, illegally and revolutionary in recognizing 
the present (Populist) House of Representatives. A careful estimate of the 
vote was that about forty voted for the resolution and fifteen against. 

We, the undersigned citizens, hereby enter our protest against such a meet- 
ing and resolutions as being revolutionary and partisan in character and de- 
clare our loyalty to Kansas, her laws, her people and her chief executive." 

January 25— 27 . Meeting of the Farmers' Institute at the court. Offi- 
cers were elected as follows: John McCrerey, president; H. F. Mellenbruch> 
vice president; W. R Browning, secretary; S Detwiler, treasurer. 

January 28. Horton Commandry No. 3t> Knights Templar (U. D.) is or- 
ganized with the following officers: Geo. S. Hovey, E C; N. E. Chapman, 
Gen ; O. D. Baker, Capt. Gen.; H. Fluke, treasurer; W. V\ . Flack, secretary; 
F. S. Badger, prelate; Harry Adams. S. W.; Thos. Nesbit, J. W ; P. J. Cleven- 
ger, sword bearer; J. R. McLaughlin, standard bearer; L. B. Grant, guard 



288 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1893 

The commandry was given its charter and instituted in regular form in the 
following June. 

January 30. The Kansas Day Club meets at Topeka and elects Ewing 
Herbert as president. 

January —Harry Whittaker sells the Horton Headlight to J. P. Dodds 
and C. K. Needham of Sigourney, Iowa. 

Februaky 10. Ebenezer church, Evangelical Association, (White Hall) 
chartered by J as. C. Swartz, Marion A. Butts and Henry Shriner. The esti- 
mated value of the property is $2,500. 

February 12. The Padonia Township Sunday school convention is held 
at Reserve. 

February 20. First St. Paul Evangelical church of Morrill Township in- 
corporated by Ephraim Keim, Jacob Miller, Jacob D Snyder, Peter Lanning, 
Aaron J. Kregar and Edward W. Freiburghouse. Property estimated at 
$1,600. 

March 4. Horton Camp No. 83, Sons of Veterans is instituted with Les- 
lie Baskins as commander; Ed. Whiteford, Senior Vice Commander; W. W- 
Cox, Junior Vice Commander. 

— The Democrats at Maker, who were unable to attend the inaugural cere 
monies in Washington held an inauguration at Baker. E. Harrington acted 
as Chief Justice Fuller and Jas. W. Hudgens as Grover Cleveland. 

March 7. Robinson W. R. C. Association incorporated 

March 16 The Farmers' State Bank of Horton is chartered with the fol- 
lowing officers: Geo. Pierce, president; T. C. Honnell, vice president; W. P. 
Todd, secretary; P. J. Clevenger, cashier. 

March 21. The directors of t lie Brown County Farmers' Mutual Insur- 
ance Co , met in Morrill. T. J Elliott was elected secretary to fill the varan, 
cy caused by the resignation of A. F. Robinson. 

March 22-23. Brown county Sunday school convention is held in Horton. 

March 27. Hiawatha city convention. The following delegates were 
present: First ward, Jas. Lawrence. L Knickerbocker, H C. Bossart, L. R 
Yates; Second ward, Robt. Herrick, Mrs. A. McLaughlin; Third ward, Wm. 
Hetler, Jno. Meyer, Wm Ahern; Fourth ward, E. Muxlow L. R Yates was 
elected chairman and Robt. Herrick secretary. Committee on credentials, 
Harry Bossart, Wm. Ahern. Committee on order of business, Jas. Lawrence, 
Mrs. A. McLaughlin. The following nominations were made: Mayor, R. H. 
Brewster; treasurer, M. S. Smalley; police judge, J. J. Fisher; treasurer of 
school board, C. H. Janes; justice of the peace, M. L. Guelich, L. S. Herbert. 
For constable, Billie Zimmerman, Frank Luesley, John Brown and Al Potter 
were nominated. Zimmerman and Potter received the highest votes. L. R. 
Yates was chosen committeeman. 

March 29. First Baptist church of Morrill incorporated, by James Gas- 
ton, Joseph Fisher, Luther Sperry, Robert W. Hill, D. T. Wharton. The 
property is estimated at $4,000. 

April — A Tent of the Knights of Maccabus is organized at Horton with 
H. W. Cadott, P. O.; Wm. Hogett, C; F. C. Smith, L. C; J. E. Palmer, R. 
K.; J. H. Whitt, F . K.; N. Tulip, chaplain; W. H. Heatley, Ser.; A. X. Camp- 
bell, Phy.; W. I Short, Mat. A.; J. C. Wasser, M. of G.;C, H. McCoy, M. of 
G.; H. Lome, S.; W. O. Michaels. P. 



1893] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



289 



April 1. The annual meeting of the Kansas Democratic Editorial Frater- 
nity is held in Elutchinson. Grant W Harrington was appointed a member of 
the executive committee from ihe First District. 

Apkil3. The Pleasant Giove M E. church chartered by R. M. Patton, 
Jno. F. Lewis, Wm. Render, Frank M. Hill and D. F. Hamler as directors. 

April 3 Hamlin city election. T. B. Lydick was elected mayor, A. 
Nitsche, A J. Reeme, R Gaston, W. H Kendall and John Dilly councilmen. 
L. N. Reagan appointed clerk; L. E. Harding, treasurer; Cyrus Holmes, mar- 
shal and street commi.^sioner. 

April 3. Robinson City election results as follows: Mayor, J. L. Leamas- 
ter; police judge, O. F. A Pirkey; councilmen, H. T. O'Neil, O. B. Jordon, F. 
M. Pearl, N. F Leslie, M. T. Terrill. 

April 4. Hiawatha and Horton city election resulted: 



Horton City. 


■ 

•6 
re* 

56 

159 
77 

168 

7V! 

175 
65 

144 
149 
90 

84 


■a 

ss 

■a 

a 

171 

77 

166 

8-2 

161 

88 

158 
90 

170 
72 


■o 

136 

58 

131 

01 

125 

66 

137 
60 

t>:> 
72 


■d 

200 

46 

173 

73 

183 
62 

166 

74 

' 90 
3d 

239 

109 
153 
36 

34 
27 

190 
100 

70 


o 
£h 

691 

6-9 

29 1 

037 
28 < 

631 
289 

144 

149 
90 
84 

176 
72 

122 
72 
90 
32 

121 

236 
248 
190 

239 

4:0 

527 
165 
120 

„, 

661 

356 
281 


Hiawatha City. 


5 


•a 
•a 

B 




13 

3 


hi 


"3 


H 


Mayor. 

G. W. Leverton, • .. .. 

Jn^ A McCormick t.. 
Police Judtre. 

B. W. Coffland * 

A. G. Hobbs t 

Treasurer. 

J. F Bailey * 


Mayor. 

M. S Smalley 

O. W. Brown 

Police ludg-e. 

J. 1 Fisher. 

City Treasurer 

A. McLaugrhlin ... 

C. D. Lamme .... 
Treas. School Board 

C H . Janes 

0. P Waste 

Councilmen. 

D. N. Graham 

I N. Smiih 

S. C. Davis 

G Amann 

T. Obeal 


71 

29 

% 

72 
28 

70 
30 

93 


166 

16 

176 

170 

7 


97 

18 

111 

102 

13 


50 

23 

68 

51 

23 

48 

24 

"37 
36 




393 

86 

451 
395 


W H. Fluke t 


160 99 

23 16 

I 




Treasurer Board of Edu- 
cation. 
C. A. Sautter • 


377 
93 


T.J. Coltrell t 




Councilmen 

E. B. Winsor* 

J. Q Richmond* 


180 


'96 
15 


180 
96 
15 


J. W. Pike t 




George Phiffer * 


School Board. 

T. McLaughlin 

S R. Johnson .... 
Geo H. Adams .... 
G Amann 


95 








John G. Nie * 

A. L Sams t 




114 
62 


103 

12 

69 

75 
12 
13 


48 
24 

32 

34 

25 

19 

42 
42 
16 

12 
41 
11 


37 
19 
1 
55 

"40 
9 


114 










W. M. Boyd t 




Wm. Ahern 

Jno E Morris. ... 

F Zimmerman 

Jno. Sherrett s t... 

J. C Sw.i'tz st.. .. 

Wm. Heffner st.... 

J L A Hem s t . 
Justice of the Peace 

M L. Guelich 

L. S Herbert 

s. Weaver 

J. S. Henney 

Constables 


53 
51 
18 

63 

52 
20 
13 
57 

25 


108 

111 
6 
12 


12 
48 


Members Board of Edu- 
cation. 
M. R. Hackdorn * 


286 


•J48 

104 
129 
£2 
32 
13 

107 

H5 
81 


190 

8> 
103 

J4 
21 
12 

125 
8< 

34 


24 
37 
19 


R. Malone* 

C. C. Stivers • 

Justices of the Peace. 

C C. Donlev * 

G. A. Davis * 

W. E. Wirt 


122 

14 
53 
33 
12 

179 

88 

96 


55 

262 
271 
61 
65 




I 

114 7R 

119 74 

9 13 

4 10 

104 62 




I. C Purvis 


284 


Constable. 

C. B Trov * 

Geo. Wake « 


W A. Zimmerman. 

J. P Anderson 

J. H. Brown 

For School Bonds.. 
Ag'ainst school bonds 


287 
64 
39 

310 




116 


* Citizens. 

t Law and Order League 







April 8. Hiawatha Post 130 G. A. R. commemorate Lee's surrender with 
appropriate exercises 

April 11. The Stockholders of the Brown County Exposition Association 
elects directors as follows: E Harrington, C. V Pyle, H. W. Johnson, E. Hoye, 
M. 8. Watson, A. F. Moore and J. W. Babbitt. The board organized by the 



290 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1893 

election of E. Harrington, president; C. V. Pyle, vice president; T. McLaughlin, 
treasurer; C. H. Lawrence, secretary; Jno. H. Meyer, financial secretary. 

—The following city officers are confirmed at Horton: J. A. Clark, attorney; 
H. F. Killian, marshal; Frank Fehlman, clerk; Josiah Green and H. White- 
ford, policemen.. 

April 18. The corner stone of the new Baptist church in Hiawatha is 
laid. 

May—. Horton Council No 37, Knights and Ladies of Security organ- 
ized with the following charter members: T. S Badger, Wm. Ralston, Mary E. 
Collins, E. S. Ubel, M. H. Soper, D. F. Pendleton, Jennie A. Badger, II . W. 
Karle, W. O. Canon, C. L. Connely, W. J. Lucas, J. B. Hopper, E. G. Piatt, 
Martha C. Cottrell, Eli Carle, F. J . Chapin, Maggie A. Bell, A. X. Campbell, 
Hannah Roush, Frank Guess, Eliza M. Francis, I. N. Walker, Kate E. Schill- 
ing, A. D. Pickett, T. J. Cottrell. A. A. Hunter, R O Malone, A. N, Turner. 

May 12. High School commencement at Hiawatha. Mamie Rosenberger, 
Mary Daniels, Walter Allem, Margaret Ball and Fannie Duerson are the grad- 
uates. 

May 22. Carson Congregational church incorporated by Samuel A. Marks, 
A. Carothers, S. W. Round, J M. Sewell and Campbell Evans. 

May 23—25. The 14th annual meeting of the Kansas Pharmaceutical As- 
sociation is held at Wichita. Mrs, M. O Miner is re-elected secretary. 

May 30. Black Eagle Post No. 453 G. A. R. observes the day at Horton. 
Gov. A. J. Felt delivers the address 

May 30. Memorial Day is observed by Hiawatha Post 130 G. A. R. 

Juke 8— 10. The seventh annual session of the Piatt river conference of 
the Albright Evangelical church was held in Hiawatha. 

June 9 Fifth annual com.nencement of the Hiawatha Academy. The 
graduates were Nannie Hewitt, Nannie S Pirrott. A. Kirk Lewis, Webster 
Wilder, Julia B Baker, Arthur W. Dunn, Frank N. Morrill, Florence Well- 
come, Mouutford Stokley Orth, Mrs. Rosa E Lepley, Albert C. Smilley, Lizzie 
G. Bartlow. 

June L4. Annual meeting of the Board of trustees of the Hiawatha Acad- 
emy. W. B. Bradshaw. O. C. Hill, W. 3 Brown and Jno. Maglott are elected 
trustees The b >ard orginized by the election of M. S Smilley, president; 
Geo. H. Adams first vice president; J. M. Boomer, second vice president; 
Sam'l. Bierer, secretary; E. N. Morrill, treasurer; G. H. Adams, W 8. Brown 
and Sam'l. Bierer, executive com. nittee and W. S. Brown, E N. Morrill, A. F. 
Bechtel, finance committee 

June 26. The Brown county Democratic central committee meet in Hor- 
ton and issued a call for a county convention August 5th at Hiawatha. The 
committee adopted the following resolutions: 

Where.is, John Martin has baen elected United States senator from Kansas, therefore be 
it, 

Resolved. That we, the Democratic committee of Brown county, Kansas, in session at 
Horton this 26th day of June, 1893, recog-niz; in Senator Martin the true representative of Kan. 
eas Democracy in Washington and endorse his sterling Democracy and statemanship. Be it 
further 

Resolved, That we Uenounce the attack of the so-called stalwarts on Senator Martin and 
his Democracy as a scheme instiga'ed and carried out by all of the Republican party of Kansas- 
as undemocratic and not in accord with the Democracy of this country or the state. 



1893] ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 291 

Another resolution was also adopted: 

Resolved, That the Democratic central committee of Brown county. Kansas, now in ses- 
sion, most heartily recommend that noble old Democratic wheelhorse and deserving veteran, 
Hon. Thos. Moonlight, for the appointment. as United States Pension Agent at Topeka, Kans. 

June 29. The corner stone of the Carson Congregational church is relaid. 

July 19. Powhattan Lodge No. 441 I. O O. F. is organized by P. G. M- 
Vorhees. 

July 23. The First Baptist church of Hiawatha is dedicated. The build" 
ing cost $7,760 and is without debt. 

July 28 Gen. J. B. Weaver and Mrs. Mary E Lease address a larye audi- 
ence in the Court Hous^ square. 

July 29. L. E. Tupper is elected Principal of the Hiawatha Academy. 

July 30. The Congregational church at Powhattan is dedicated. 

August 2. Populist convention Fdix O'Neil is temporary chairm in and 
J. R Mohler, temporary secretary A. R. Smith was made permanent chair- 
man, J. R. Mohler, secretary and Fred J.Smith, assistant secretary. The 
committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

We, the delegates of the Peoples' Party, this day in our county convention assembled do 
re-afBrm oar former declarations that in the Peoples' Party only can be found the relief that 
will ease the load and left the burden of an oppressed and suffering people. 

2. That we endorse the national platform adopted at Omaha. July 4, 189!. 

3 We give our unqualified approval and moral support to the state administration and 
glory in the courage of the noble fifty-eight Peoples' Party members of the legislature who so 
gallantly stood up for principle and that we must emphatically condemn the revolutionary 
spirit of Republican legislators at Topeka. 

4. We condemn the action of the national administration in lending its assistance to the 
attempted destruction of silver as money. 

5. We declare emphatically in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold 
at the ratio of 16 to 1. 

6. We declare that the object lesson that tha present financial situation discloses will re" 
veal to the peopls the error of past legi-U itiou an I wt believe demonstrate that nothing but a 
change of parties will bring a change of policy. 

7. Resolved. That we are in favor of the enforcement of all laws on the statute books of 
Kansas and especially would we sustain every item of state as against the practice of legisla- 
ting to catch the votes of the law abiding c itizen and failing to enlorce such laws to hold the 
votes of the lawless voter and we favor the repeal of all laws that are practically inoperative. 

The following central committee was selected: Padonia, R. Hazell; Ham" 
1 in, A. R. Smith; Irving, Jas. Mathers; Morrill, T. L Crow; Carson, G. W. 
Robbins; Fairview, John Nitc-che; Hiawatha. R. F. Partch; Robinson, H. 
Crounse; Baker, H. B. Walters; Willis, L. O Murphy; Forty-four, J. O Shan- 
non; Powhattan, M Foster; Hiawatha City, 1st ward, W. F. Luesley; 2nd 
ward, B. F. Hildebrand; 3rd ward. Wm Ahern; 4th ward, J. H.Brown; Hor- 
ton. 1st ward, Jonathan Scott; 2nd ward, J. R. Jones; 3rd ward, A. L. Sams; 
4th ward, E F. Chamberlain . 

The following nominations were made: Treasurer, Fred Moser; county 
clerk, T. E. Rolfe; sheriff. T. L. Crow; register of deeds. F. A. Small; sur- 
veyor; J. A. Shannon; coroner, Dr. F. C. Hoffmeier; commissioner, Ben Sprague. 

August 4 Emancipation Day was celebrated by the colored people of 
Hiawatha. 

August 5 Democratic convention at Horton, Dr. A. X. Campbell was 
chairman and Wm Idol secretary. The following committees were appointed 
Credentials, N. F. Hess, w O Noble, Jonathan Warner, G. Y. Johnson; reso- 
lutions, Clyde McManigal, Geo. P. Moore, J. W. Hudgens, J. D. Hinton, D. S. 
Jones; permanent organization and order of business, J. W. Dickinson, I. N. 



292 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1893 



McOlintock, Sara Huston, Gy Simraons, John Lyons. The following delegates 
were reported entitled to seats in the convention: 



Baker— M. Walters, Noah Hostettler, Abram 
Gold, J. W Hudgens, E Harrington. 

Willis— R. M. Kincaid G. Y. Johnson, H. 
W. Johnson, S. Robinson. F. P Lonberger, 
Joe Kashka. Sam Huston, H. H. Sharp. 

Padonia— Wm Dickinson, D. S. Jones, E, B. 
Lewis, Henry Gillispie. 

Powhattan— T. H. Brown, R. F. Chandler 
G. S Foster. 

Hamlin— L E. Harding, J. D. Hinton. H 
H. Spangler, Wm. H. Kendal, J. W. McGee 

Morrill— John Warner, E B. McKim Thos 
Mux worthy, Geo Meyers. 

Hiawatha Township — Sim Davis, Cy Sim- 
mons, Wm. Elliott. J. C LaCroix, Wm. H- 
Chandler. 

Fairview— Thos. Gillilan. J. Bean, M. Scant- 

a, Wm. Schlarb. W . H Meyer, Fred Isely. 

Forty-four— R. W. Blown, J F. Piatt, Arm- 
strong Martin. 

Carson— W. D. Beal, Thos. Mellenbruch. 

West Horton— Peter Reid, Martin Wiblich, 

m. Wiblich. 



Everest— John Lyons. N. F. Hess. Harry 
Huber, E. Lyons, Geo. Andrews, B. J Lyons. 
E. Kopietz, Jacob Marak. John Schecher, J. B- 
Green. 

Washington— A. C. Adams, M. B Dickinson. 

Horton. First ward— Clyde Mc tfanigal, C. C. 
Donley, Dr Pendleton, A. X. Campbell. 

Horton, Second ward— M. D Spencer. C. D. 
Baker, H C. Miller, H. C. White. 

Horton, Third ward— Frank Bickholz, John 
Nie, J. W. Curran, C. C. Stivers. 

Horton, Fourth ward— W. W Letson. I. N. 
McClintock. Dan Coe, J A Stimmell. 

Hiawatha. First ward-R. H Davis, G W. 
Harrington, J. B. Steele. 

Hiawatha, Second ward— Jas C Kelsey, E. 
Bierer, W. O. Noble 

Hiawatha, Third ward— W. F. Hetler, G 
Amann, J. H Meyer. 

Hiawatha. Fourth ward — John White Al Mc- 
Cowan, D. A. Stewart, 

Robinson — Jas. Draper, G. P Moore, Jeff 
Williams, Wm. Idol, A B. Smith, Willis 
Moore. 

The following platform was read and was accepted after the Fifth resolu- 
tion had been stricken out by a vote of the convention: 

Resolved. That we the delegates of the Democratic Party assembled in convention do re 
affirm our former declaration, that the Democratic party is the party of the people and is the 
only party that now possesses the old manly spirit of our forefathers that blazes out in the 
eye's and hearts of the American people and those mighty results our ancestors wrought are in 
the hands of the Democratic party. Other political parties may trample them under feet or de- 
ride them as they will but the Democratic party now as in the past will hold up the old patriotic 
spirit high, unmarred and stainless and transmit them so, to our rising- generation. 

2. Public opiniou should be the results of calm thought for the destiny of our state does 
not consist altogether of the wealth nature has given it. It consists of the men and women who 
live within our borders. The character of our state is established by the character of our citi- 
zens and not by our legislators at Topeka 

3. That we rely ia the ability of our President, Grover Cleveland, backed by a Democratic 
senate and congress to relieve the country of the present financial distress, brought upon ue by 
the extravagant and disastrous laws enacted by the late Republican administration' That the 
country is to be congratulated upon having a President with the ability, courage and foiesight 
to lead the people from under the dark cloud that hovers over us, the result of Republican mis 
rule and ignorance. 

4. That we congratulate the Democracy of the nation, that has never refused her people 
succor in the time of distress, upon its ascension to the head of the Government, executive and 
legislative. 

5. That we deplore the condition in Kansas brought about by the prohibitory amendment 
and other sumptuary legislation which has bankrupted all the city treasuries and made convicts 
of good men, spies and hypocrites of others, degraded consciences and wrecked morals. That 
we recognize in high license the only means of controlling the liquor traffic at present conducted 
openlv in the state of Kansas and Brown county and carried on without city, county or state li 
cense. That while we deplore the sale and use of liquor, we demand that it be regulated by high 
license since it is fully demonstrated that it cannot be prohibited. 

6. That in county affairs, as well as state and national, we demand an honest and eco- 
nomical administration by the people and for the people 

7. That we consider the proposed effort for equal rights a menace to our homes and 
dangerous to the state; that it is the duty of every good citizen to protect our homes from politi- 
cal infringement and and oppose the efforts of the dissatisfied female designing the home to be 
usurped by politics. 




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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



293. 



The following nominations were made: Treasurer, Frank Idol; sheriff, J; 
F. McGinnis; register of deeds, M. D. Spencer; county clerk, W. W. Thompson 
coroner, Dr. J. M. Cecil; surveyor, H. F. Mellenbruch; commissioner, E. B 
Lewis. 

The convention was opposed to fusion with the Peoples' Party. A test 
vote on surveyor resulted Mellenbruch 84, Shannon 5. 

August 13. The Pleasant Grove M. E church is dedicated. 

August 15—18. Twelfth Annual Encampment Sons or Veterans at Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. Grant W. Harrington is one of the delegates from Kansas. 

August 23. The annual session of the Brown county Woman's Christian 
Temperance Union meet in the Hiawatha Bethany church. 

August 29. Republican county convention at Horton. Major E. N. Mor- 
rill was chairman, Dr. Carmon secretary and J. B. Mitchell assistant secretary. 

Committees were appointed as follows: Resolutions, M. S. Smalley, H. F. 
Graham, W. W. Price, John Sterns, John Belts, E. N. Morrill; credentials, 
John F. Wilson, M. S. Watson, Henry Smith; order of business, Lucian Smyth, 
Hugh Ryan, W. S. Willard. 

The committee on credentials reported the following list of delegates: 



Hiawatha, First ward— T. McLaughlin, J. 
D. Blair. H. C Bossart, D. N. Graham, F. 
Case, S. F. Newloti 

Hiawatha, Second ward— W. W. Nye, George 
McKnight, W. F. Shale, J. A. Hewitt, R. T. 
Herrick, M. S. Smalley, R. H. Brewster, Frank 
Kiner. 

Hiawatha. Third ward— C. E.Robinson, S. 
M.Pratt, M. G. Ham, S.L.Ryan, E. Hoye, 
J. M. Walters, C. H Lawrence. 

Hiawatha, Fourth ward— J. Neibling, J. 
Lamme, ME. Yost, E. Muxlow, Jas. Cobb. 

Horton, First ward— R. H. Fox, A. A. Hunter, 
Scott Hopkins, W. P. Todd, E B. Winsor. G 
I. Prewitt, I. M Reeve, J. M. Clark, H. F, 
Graham . 

Horton, Second ward— L. H. Smyth, B. 
W Coff eland, H. Whiteford. G W. Leverton, 
A. C. Wallingford, O. S. Carman, G. B. 
Grant, J C. Wasser, U. G. Honuell. 

Horton, Third ward— R. O. Malone, T. S. 
Boyer, W. E. McCandlass, L. H Duft, D. Pas- 
chal, S. D. Smith. 

Horton, Fourth ward— G. H. Francis, D. G. 
Olling-er, W. H Potter, W. J. McAttee, J, E. 
Palmer, W. B. Wonder, E. K. Stout, F. A. 
Hart, Julius Pohl, J. C. Wallace. 

West Horton— John Spence, S. C. Belden, W. 
R. Honnell, M B. Brown Chas. Peters. 

Morrill— Milton Moore, L.N. Reid, Scott W. 
Willard, Al Lyman, Will L. Hammond, P. K 
Fisher, M. W. Meyers, Art Fulton, T- B. Davis 
J. Lichty, Jas. Fisher, M, W. Willard. 

Padonia— I. P. Winslow, W. S. McKnight, 
J. fc . Leibengood, W. M. Castle, D. B. Ander 
son, S. F. Guinn. 

Willis— W. F. Wilhoit, J. D. Harpsler, Fred 



A. W. Compton, C. W. 
s, A. F. Moore, L. H. 



Hoyt. H. A. Smith, 
Baxter, A. Johann 
Chase. 

Reserve— M. 8. Watson, L. D. Burdick, W, 
C, Taylor, L. A. Williams. 

Hamlin— E. Berkley, P. Pfeiffer, John Sterns 
D.W. Terhune, C. D. Gaston, C. W. Moore 
L. Argo, Levi Wallace. 

Powhattan.Township— John F. Cashman, W. 

C. Frazey. 

Powhattan— S. A. Holcomb, W. D. Rife, Joe 
Wyeth, W. R. Hartley, IS. P. Rupe, E. Reg 
land. 

Fairview— C. S. Payne, A. A. Frink, J. B. 
Murray, W. F. Scouten, W. A. Vandalsen 
Sam Nyfler, alternate; J. G. Lyman, alter- 
nate; Fred Schmitt, J. S. Belts. 

Irving— Ed Buchanan, H. Ryan, Thos. Arn 
old. Phil Greibling, Lew Garlock, S. Klinefel 
ter. L.J. Burkhalter, James Bowron, 

Everest and Washington— Jas. Freeland, An" 
dy Kimme, Geo. Anderson, M. L. Streeter, C. 
B. Weaver, E. W. Simpson, E. B. Crouch. W 
W.Price, T. C. Honnell, H. A. Price, J. Q 
Page. 

Baker— E. W. Smith, Geo. Kellough. James 
Bartholomew, A. M. Hannah, L. L. Newland 

Robinson— J. B. Mitchell, James Jenson, H. 
Cheal, M. A. Quigley, H. H.Hickman, J. F. 
Wilson, Chas. Krey, Chas. Cowley, H. M. Co 
burn, J D. Hazen.-Thos. Terry, J, H.Lange 
T. T. Odden. 

Hiawatha— E. N. Morrill, E. Radford, John 
Hauber, Geo. Norton, Robt. tiaston Harvey 
Seburn, J. R. Ingels, Moses Walters, John 
Swartz, J F. Meisenheimer, J. D. Weltmer 

D. F. Hanford. 



294. 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1893. 



The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved That we, the Republicans of Brown county in convention assembled, proud of 
the grand achievements of their party in the past and with confidence in its wisdom, its patri- 
otism and its purity, do again affirm their devotion to its principles as enunciated in the plat 
form adopted on the 9th of June, 1892 at Minneapolis. 

Resolved That we re-affim with renewed zeal our unswerving- fidelity to the American 
system of protection, believing that American markets should be first for our own citizens. 
Home markets with an army of consumers engaged in various industries are for the best inter 
estsof our people and should be protected in order that labor may be remunerated! and employ- 
ment furnished for all who may desire it. 

Resolved, That we heartilv endorse the position of the national platform in demanding 
"the use of bot'h gold and silver'as standard money with such restrictions and under such pro- 
visions to be determined by legislation as to secure the maintainance of the parity of values of 
the two metals, so that the purchasing and debt paying power of the dollar, whether of gold 
silver or paper, shall be at all times equal. The interests of the producers of the country, its 
farmers and its workingmen demand that every dollar, paper or coin, issued by the govern- 
ment, shall be as good as any other." 

Resolved. That we re-affirm our opposition to all class legislation and to all combinations 
organized in trusts or otherwise to arbitrarily control the conditions of trade among our citi- 

Resolved, Thai while we would ever welcome to our shores the intelligent, honest and in 
dustrious citizens of other countries, we protest against the immigration of the criminal and 
pauper classes of the old world. 

Resolved, The security of life and property, the well being and happiness of our citizens, 
the best interests of all our people demand that the majority shall rule and that there shall be 
faithful obedience to the constitution and laws of our state. Without this we can have no civil 
government, and for this disregard for the constitution and the rights of the majority and this 
open and notorious violation of law we arraign the present state administration and charge 
them with a violation of their oaths of office We arraign them and all who sustain their ac- 
tions as false to the best interests of our state and as having by their conduct and slanderons ut- 
terances dishonored the fair name of Kansas and driven from the state worthy citizens of other 
states who would have settled within her borders. By discrediting the financial ability and 
honesty of our citizens they have driven capital from our state and made it impossible for our 
citizens to get extensions of their pecuniary obligations; and we appeal to the patriotism and 
good sense of the citizens of our country to arrest their power in behalf of good government and 
to place the seal of condemnation upon ihose who have thus proven themselves unworthy of 
public trust. . 

Resolved, That the delegates of this convention hereby express their grateful appreciation 
of the splendid hospitality accorded them by the people of Brown county's "Magic City." To 
the patriotic women our hearts thanks are extended. 

8. W. Moore for treasurer, J. V. McNamar for clerk and S. E. Brown for 
sheriff were nominated by acclamation. 

For register of deed, Chas. Wolf, J. M. Bobbins, Samuel Miller, H. M. 
Robinson and O. J. Nugent were placed in nomination. Nugent was nomi- 
nated in the sixth ballot the vote standing: 

12 3 4 5 6 

Nugent 62 68 68 69 80 101 

Robinson 59 57 54 59 60 59 

Robbins 13 15 21 21 15 1 

Wolf 33 27 29 23 15 1 

Miller 5 5 

Wilson, J. F 2 

T. J. Marion for surveyor was nominated by acclamation. 
Drs. Pontius, Hoffmier and McKnight were placed in nomination for cor- 
oner. The ballot resulted McKnight 124, Pontius 42, Hoffmier 6. 
Simon Fraser was nominated for commissioner by acclamation. 
The following central committee was chosen: At large W. W.Price, R. H. 



1893.] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



295. 



Fox, M. G. Ham; Morrill, L. N. Reid; Hamlin, John Sterns; Padonia, J. F. 
Leibengood; Irving, L. J. Burkhalter; Hiawatha Township, George E.Norton; 
Everest, H. A. Price; Baker, George Kellough; Washington, James Freeland; 
Fairview, J. S. Belts; Carson, J. M. Anderson; Robinson, J. B. Mitchell; Re- 
serve, A. H. Herman; Powhattan, S. A. Holcomb; Forty-four, J. F. Cashman; 
West Horton, George M, Davis; Willis, H. A. Smith; Hiawatha, 1st ward, H. 
C. Bossart; 2nd ward, R. T. Herrick; 3rd ward, C H. Lawrence; 4th ward, E. 
Muxlow; Horton, 1st ward, J. M. Clark; 2nd ward, George W. Leverton; 3rd 
ward, L. B. Duff; 4th ward, Julius Pohl. The committee organized by the 
election of M. G. Ham, chairman; J. P. Dodds, secretary and J. B. Mitchell, 
treasurer. 

August 31. Death of Mrs. Ellen P. Allerton. 

September 20 . Horton celebration and Old Soldiers' Reunion. John J. 
Ingalls, Bernard Kelley, Gen. Prentiss, Geo. T. Anthony and other lesser 
lights deliver addresses. The reunion lasted a week. 

September 23. S. W. Moore is elected as trustee of the Academy to fill 
vacancy caused by the resignation of M. S. Smalley. 

Septe31ber 29. The Fairview Cornier is started by Eugene L. Smith and 
Cora Zook Smith. 

October 2. The Amendment campaign committee is organized in Hia- 
watha with the following officers: President, Mrs. D. W. Wilder; vice presi- 
dents, Mrs. A. Schilling; Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Tom McLaughlin, Mrs. Brad- 
shaw; secretary, Mrs. Georgia Notestine; treasurer, Mrs. C. H. Lawrence. 

October 21. EN. Morrill is elected President of the Hiawatha Academy 
to fill the vacaecy caused by the resignation of M.S. Smalley. A. F. Bechtel 
is elected treasurer. 

November 7. Township election. 



mission-to wnship. 



Trustee, S D. McFadden. 

Henry Winterseheidt. 

J. D Hedrick 

Clerk, L. O. Murphy 

Geo. Davis 

A A. Ferris 

Treasurer, T. J Kale 

F. L. Willis 

A. McConachie. 

Constable, Frank Geer ... 

Wm. Forsythe 

■I. B. Uazlett 

L. L Newland 

Ed Henney 

C. L Smith 

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126 


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240 


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HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 

Trustee, G. N. Gephart 81 

Geo.H. Norton 147 

Wm. a. Chandler 31 

Clerk, C. H. Pierce ,. .. 85 

J. D. Weltmer 146 

Polk Cyphers 28 

Treasurer, A. Zimmers 77 

Wm. Hauber 146 

Wm. Hixson 31 

Justice, Harvey Riggs ... 84 

John Swartz 137 

John L Merrill 120 

J. C. LaCroix 28 

Constable, James Franklin 70 

J. L Rounds 52 

John Hauber 140 

John Loose 112 

Wm. A. Elliott 18 

Hugh Donley 24 



MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 






iTrustee, A. W. Lichty 

Trustee, D. S. Jones 48 W C, McDermand 

J. F. Leibengood 94 Clerk J.A.Smith 

Clerk, Wm E.H.izell 45 ; John 1. Smith 

J. W. Dickinson 95,Treasurer, A J. Howard 

Treasurer, Stephen John 45 Wm.L Hammond 

R.J. McAtee 93 Justice, G. L. Parker 

Justice, David Hillyer 47J J. W. Laur 

D. B. Anderson 90 S, Marion 1 

W. W. Harmonson l| S. W. Willard 1 

Constable, Agustus Hamm 38 Constable, Frank Jones 72 

J.L. Winslow 88 1 O, E. Shadle 175 

D. E. scott 57 C. L. Hoover 153 



296. 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY 



[1893. 



POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee. M. Foster 

J A. Rife 

Clerk, Chas. Hildewine... 

D. A. Woodman 

Treasurer, James Grubb. 

Adolphus Peterson 

Justice, A. Peterson 

L. C. Clark 

Edwin Smith 

Chas. Smith 

S. A. Halcomb 

John Williams 

Constable, E. Foster 

Ray Hartley 

James Thomas 

John Hannah 



HAMLIN TOWMSHIP. 



Trustee, N. P. Eglin, 

C. M. Berkley 

Louis Argo 

H. H. Spangler 

Treasurer. Peter Pfeiffer.. 

Clark Moore 

Clerk, J. F. Crandall 

John McGinnis 

Wm. Davis 

H, B. Willard 

Levi Wallace 

Constable, A. H. Herman. 

W. L. Lydick 

C. Fisher 



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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, 3 



Trustee, A. Leigh 

C. B Weaver 

Clerk, Jacob Marak 

M. A Sewell 

Treasurer, E A. Lyons 

John L. Page 

Justice, W. A. Atwood... 
Constable, Jas. H. Coe .. 

Chas. Basttan 



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191 


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177 



1 ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 

l \l Trustees, Wm Nellans. 



J,W Collins 
Clerk, Ed Kopplin 

J. H Burnam 

Treasure!, James Thuma 

G. G. Kinmati 

Justice, J F. Spickelmier. 

J. H. Lange 

Constable, F. H. Hiskey.. 

J. B. Morris 

J. N. Borden 



IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee. John H. Lucas 

FredC Burkhalter •• 

Clerk,Jehn Guinn 

R. B. Kibbee 

Treasurer, James Mathers 

Frank D. Shaw 

Constable, J. V. Smith 

A L. Dickason 

Wm Browning 

M. Goodwin 

John McCall 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, W. C. Deaver 

S. A. Frink 

Geo. H. Rochell 

Clerk, Geo. W Robbins.... 

Samuel Neifler 

Henry Willard 

Treasurer, John Witchey... 

Fred Schmitt.... 

Geo Meyet 

Justice, W Feigenbaum.... 

J. N Anderson 

W. D Beale 

Constable, W. G. Robbins. 

John Guider 

C. L. Fowler 

Richard King 

Jas. Gaston, Jr 

Jolin Guider, Jr 



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1893.] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



297. 



November 7. General election . 



For Sheriff. 

T. L. Crow, PP 

S. E. Brown, R 

J F. McGinnis,D 

John L. Yaw, P 

Treasurer. 

Fred Moser. P P 

S W. Moore, R 

G. Y. Johnson, D 

Jesse Henney, P 

County Clerk. 

H. P. Syfan.P P 

J V. McNamar, R.... 

W. W Thomson, D.... 

Wm. Robertson, Jr, P. 
Register of Deeds. 

B. F. Partch, P P 

Otis J. Nug-ent, R 

M. D. Spencer, D 

E. F. Sweetland, P 

Surveyor. 

J. O. Shannon, P P.... 

T. J. Marion. R 

H. F. Mellenbruch, D.. 

T. A Getteys, P 

For Coroner. 

F. C Hoflmeier, PP... 
Geo. C. McKnight, R.. 

J. Leigh, D 

Jesse Mack, P 

Commissioner 

Simon Fraser, R 

Samuel Detwiler, P ... 


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2UV 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



[1893-4 



November 14. The Carrnel Moravian church of Everest incorporated with 
Svend Petersen, Tobias Torkelson and Julius Peterson as trustees. 

December 14. A special election in the city of Hiawatha is called for 
December 19th to elect a mayor to All the vacancy caused by the resignation 
of M. S. Smalley. The call was issued by S. 0. Davis, president of the council, 

December 19. Special election in Hiawatha. R. H. Brewster is elected 
mayor to till vacancy. A. J. Hill received 1 vote Rev. Novinger 1, S. G. Davis 
1, Jno. Meyer 2. 

1894. 

January 16. The Interstate Swine Breeders' Association holds its an- 
nual meeting in Hiawatha. The following officers were elected: L. W. Leon- 
ard, Pawnee City. Neb, president; L. C. Clark, secretary; Martin Mei.^en- 
heimer, treasurer; J. W. Babbitt, W. T. Garrett, Marysville, Mo., C. H. 
Bjethe, Tecumseh, Neb., vice presidents. 

January 31 — February 2. Farmers' Institute meets in Hiawatha. 
The following officers were elected: President, H. F. Douthart; vice president, 
Samuel Detwiler; secretary, H. F. Mellenbruch:'treasurer, J H. Moyer. 

February 13. L H. Smyth purchases the Horton Headlight. 

February 21. Vincent Chapel M. E church of Reserve incorporated 
with L. W, Tirnberlake, W. A. Margrave, Jas. W. Clark, Jr., Jno. H. Beam- 
gard and J. F. Crandall as trustees. 

February 24. The Hiawatha Law and Order League elects the follow- 
ing officers: President, B. F. Partch; vice president, Rev. W. B. Bradshaw; 
secretary, R. C. Chase; treasurer, John H. Meyer; committee on finance, Stew- 
art Litle, T. A. Dunn, W. S. McNatt. 

March 1617. Annual Brown County Sunday School convention is held in 
Hiawatha. The following officers are elected: President, Prof. J. P. Farmer; 
vice president, J. P Crandall; secretary, A. J. Leibengood; assistant secretary, 
Mrs. W. M. Shirley; treasurer. P. S Shintaffer; executive committee, L. E. 
Tupper, W. O Bechtel, J. W. Howie. 

March 29-30. The semi-annual meeting of the Womans' Missionary so- 
ciety of the Northeast Baptist Association is held in Horton. 

April 2. Hamlin city election results in selection of E.Berkley, mayor; 
S. Sweeny, police judge; A Nitsche. John Dilly, J. M. Cottrell, G T. Strau'j 
and E. T Blanchard councilmen. C. D. Fisher was appointed marshal, H. B. 
Willard. treasurer and Joseph Dean, street commissioner. 

April 3. City election 



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H. Bossart, R 


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32 


101 
54 


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34 


Councilmen 

Wm. H. Roush., 

John Reinhart ... 


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J. A. Hewitt, R 






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M. E. Yost.C 


J. D Wilkins (st) 








O. D Neibling-, R 


Ed Cunningham (st) 










61 

32 


147 


107 


178 


Frank Case, R 


Member Board of Education 


106 

137 
90 

16a 


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131 


102 

29 




A. J. Hill, C 






J. W Pike (st). 

Geo VV. Kauoff (It) 




M. L. Guelich 

W. O. Bechtel 
















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A. L. Musson 






R— Republicans. 


Thos. Nesbit. 

J. C. Wallace 






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Dan E. Randall 




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1894.] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



290. 



E. Cornelisot: 



. Wyatt. 
Berkley, 



-J. D. Hazen, J. B. Mitchell, E 
Quaife, 



J. F. Wilson, C. L. Car 



Robinson 
Fiechter, S 
roll. 

Everest— J. M, Robbins, S. P. Zimmerman, 
C. B. Weaver, W.C.Alexander, E. W Simp 
son. 

Washington— George Anderson. 



A. 



April 10. The stockholders of the Brown County Exposition Association 
elect E Harrington, G. Y.Johnson, J. W. Babbitt, Peter Pfeiffer, A. F. 
Moore, C V. Pyle, E. Hoye as directors. The board organized by the election 
of E. Harrington, president; J. P. McKnight. vice president; C. H. Lawrence, 
secretary; Thos. McLaughlin, treasurer. 

April 11. Bepublican county convention at the court house. S. L. Ryan 
was chairman and J. B. Mitchell secretary. 

I. N. Smith, J. D. Hazen and George Norton were appointed a committee 
on credentials and reported the following list of delegates: 

Irving— E. Buchanan, H. Rvan, L. Garlock 
F. Wilson. 

Padonia— Isaac Dilley, I 
Scott McKnight. 

Reserve— M. B. Jones, R. 1 

Hamlin— John Sterns, E 
Hayes, C. W. Moore. 

Morrill— J. B. Davis, J. I. Smith, A. Lyman. 
E. L. Yoder. W L. Hammond. 

Fairview— J. J. Webb, J. S. Tyler, G. E. 
Steward, S. Thompson. 

Carson — A. Carothers. 

Hiawatha— John Schilling, J. W. Swartz, A. 
W. Bell, J R. Ingels, Moses Walters, G. H- 
Norton. 



Willis— A. F. Moore, L. E. Chase, A. 
Thurmau, H. A. Smith, Nels Hanson. 

Baker— E. C. Holt, H. S. Adams, E. C Back- 
enstoce . 

West Horton— G. M. Davis, Chas. Peters, 

Powhattau— S. A. Holcomb, H. H. Geyer, H. 
H. Valentine. 

Hiawatha city, First ward— S. F. Newlon, 
Thos. McLaughlin, H. C. Bossart. 

Second ward— J. A. Hewitt, S. Hunter, I. 
N. Smith, R. H Brewster. 

Third ward— Ira J. Lacock, J. G. Schupp, S. 
L. Ryan, Chas. Tapscott. 

Fourth ward— E. Muxlow, Will Brook. 

Horton city, First ward— John Clark, Julius 
Pohl, H. Laroux, R H. Fox. 

Second ward— W. R. Honnell, P. J. Cleven- 
ger, W. M. Briggs, A. G. Hobbs. 

Third ward— L B. Duff, D. G. OUinger, 
David Paschal. 

Fourth ward— W H. Pierce, W. J. McAtee^ 
John Collins, W. H Potter, E. K Stout. 



John Schilling, W. R. Honnell, H. Ryan, John Robbins and E. L. Smith 
were appointed a committee on resolutions and reported the following plat- 
form which was adopted: 

Resolved, That we reaffirm our devotion to Republican principles as euunciated in the 
Minneapolis platform and point with pride to the administration of Benjamin Harrison made 
all the more striking and brilliant by a comparison with the weak and vacillating policy of his 
successor. 

Resolved, that we condemn in unmeasured terms the conduct of the present administra- 
tion towards the defenders of our country's flag and denounce it as not only unpatriotic but dis- 
honest and unworthy a great government. 

Resolved, The security of life and property, the well being and happines of our citizens, 
the best interests of all our people demand that the majority shall rule and that there shall be 
faithful obedience to the constitution and laws of our state. 

Without this we can have no civil government and for this disregard for the constitution 
and the rights of the majority and this open and notorious violation of law we arrange the pres- 
ent state administration and charge them with a violation of their oaths of office. 

We arraign them and all who sustain their actions as false to the best interests of our 
state and as having by their conduct and slanderous utterances, dishonored the fair name of 
Kaasas and driven from the state worthy citizens of other states who would have settled with, 
in her borders. 

By discrediting the financial ability and honesty of our citizens they have driven capital 
from our state and made it impossible for our citizens to get extensions of their pecuniary obli. 
gations and we appeal to the patriotism and good sense of the citizens of our country to arrest 
their power in behalf of good government and to place the seal of condemnation upon those 
who have thus proven themselves unworthy of public trust. 



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Resolved, That we heartily commend the Hon. Case Broderick for his uatireiner efforts 
in behalf of his constituents and for the faithful and able manner in which he has discharged 
his duties which entitles him to the hearty and united support of his constituents 

Resolved, That in our fellow citizen. Major Edmund N. Morrill, we have a man whom 
we can present to the Republicans of the state of K msas with the parfect confidence born of 
our Ion" associations with him and friendship for him. He has been placed in positions here- 
tofore which have fully tested his great powers as a leader and have proved his unswerving in- 
tegrity and patriotic devotion of Kansas, to the Union soldiers and to our principles. In pre- 
senting him as our candidate for governor of the commonwealth we know that we are naming 
a man amply fitted for that position and whose financial ability will at once restore confidence 
both at home and abroad. 

Major Morrill was escorted before the convention and after a brief speech 
presented the names of John Schilling, Ira J. Lacock, J. D. Blair, Elias Berk- 
ley, Jacob Lichty, Henry A. Smith. Scott Hopkins, Lucien Smyth, Eugene L. 
Smith, John F. Cashman, Harry Cheal, Jao. Bobbins, Joseph Wolfl^y and Si- 
mon Fraser as delegates to the state convention. The delegates were unani- 
mously chosen and instructed to cast their ballot for E N. Morrill for Gov- 
ernor. 

The following congressional delegates were selected and instructed for Case 
Broderick: J. D. Hazen, S. P. Zimmerman, A. F. Moore, E. L. Yoder, John 
Sterns, J. R. Ingels, J. N. Anderson, L. B. Duff. 

W. R. Honnell moved that a ballot be taken for judge the candidate re- 
ceiving the majority of the votes to select his delegates to the judicial conven- 
tion. "The motion carried and three ballots were taken resulting as follows: 

1st 2nd 3rd 

Ballot Ballot Ballot 

W. F. Means 33 34 44 

R. F. Buckles 22 28 32 

Jas. Falloon 22 20 8 

S.L.Ryan 6 

Mr. Mean's nomination was made unanimous and he chose the following 
delegates: W. R. Honnell, W.H.Pierce, T. C. Honnell, J.J. Webb, S. E. 
Brown, E. Muxlow, N. F. Leslie, E. Berkley, M. W. Meyer and Clyde Holt, 

May 1. Baker M. E. church incorporated with E. H. Smith, E. T. Meyers, 
Jessie Holt, A. Gold, Geo. Mell as trustees. 

May 5. First issue of the Powhattan Post is published with Chas. B. 
Walker as editor and publisher. 

May 17. Populist county convention to select delegates to the vari- 
ous conventions. A. R.Smith was temporary chairman and A. F. Robinson of 
Morrill, secretary. The following committees were appointed: Credentials: L. 
C. Clark, Geo. Wise, Nels Allen. Order of business, J. L. Sams, Wm. Smith, 
B. F. Hildebrand. Permanent organization, T. L- Crow, Wm. Hetfner, C. D. 
Blaney. Resolutions, B. F. Partch, L. C. Clark, F. J. Smith, Jno. McCreary, 
Felix O'Neil. L. C. Clark was made permanent chairman and A. F. Robin- 
son, secretary. 

The following county central committee was chosen: Morrill, A. F. 
Robinson; Hamlin, A. R. Smith; Baker, O. F. Baldwin: Padonia, Fe- 
lix O'Neil; Reserve, J. J . Burger; Irving, Jas. G. Mathers; Robinson, M. V. 
Christy; Everest, A. Leigh: Willis, S. Weaver; West Horton, A. S. Kennedy; 



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Powhattan, John Hall; Forty-four, J. O. Shannon; Fairview, G. W. Warner 
Carson, George Robb ins; Hiawatha, B. F. Partcli; Hiawatha, First ward, W, 
F. Luesley; Second ward, B. Hildebrand; Third ward, Wm. Ahern; Horton, 
First ward, J. W. Scott; Second ward,— Thompson; Third ward, A. L. Sams; 
Fourth ward, Daniel Coe. 

The following delegates were selected to the state, congressional and judi- 
cial conventions: State convention, A. R. Smith, Felix O'Neil, M. Foster, J. 
W. McCrerey, J. D Hardy, M. V. Christy, Nels Allen; Congressional conven- 
tion, B. F. Partch, H. Mellenbruch, L. C Clark, C. Findley, G. R. T. Rob- 
erts, Chas. Macho, A. W Lichty, L. O. Murphy, Stewart Litle, Wm. Heff- 
ner, F. M. Fry, Wm. Ahern. F. J. Smith; Judicial convention, B. A. Sprague, 
Jas. Bollinger, A. F. Robinson, Jas. Mathers, S. Weaver, John H. Hall, T. 
L. Grow, David Hillyer, Svend Peterson, John Witschie. 

May 29. Democratic county convention. L. J. Fulton was chairman 
and Joe Stimmell, secretary. The following committees were appointed: Or- 
der of business, J. H. Meyer, H. H. Spanglerand Elliott Irvin; Credentials, J. 

A. Clark, J. C. Keisey, Jonathan Warner; Resolutions, Clyde McManigal, Jas. 
T. Pomeroy and Geo. P. Moore. 

The following delegates were chosen: Congressional convention, June 25th 
Fred Isely, J. D. Hinton, G. B. Calnan, Jas. C. Keisey, John Lyons, Clyde 
McManigal, J. A. Clark. 

State convention, July 3rd: J. T. Pomeroy, I. N. McClintock, E. Harring- 
ton, Frank Schilling, Clyde McManigal, J. H. Meyer, Jno. Lyons, W. W. Let- 
son. 

Judicial convention, June 2nd: L. J. Fulton, John Muxworthy, F. M. 
Brown, Jas. Lawrence, E. B. Lewis, N. F. Hess, W. W. Letson, Jas. Clark 
Geo. P. Moore, J. W. Hudgens. The delegates to the Judicial convention 
were instructed to vote for Judge J. F. Thompson. 

May 29-31. The third annual convention of the Y. P. A. of the Evangel- 
ical Association is held in Hiawatha. 

May 29-31. The Fifteenth Annual session of the Kansas Pharmaceutical 
Association is held at Salina. Mrs. M. O Miner is re-elected secretary. 

June 2. Democratic Judicial convention. J. P. Taylor, chairman and 
C. H. Herald secretary. The committee on credentials reported the following 
delegates entitled to seats in the convention: 

Doniphan county, A. R Neeley, Thos. Dawe. B A Seaver, Moses Towasend, Z L. Gil- 
more, Harry Goddin, Joseph Sirams. Ed Eye, M E. Potter, Wm Kirby. 

Nemaha county, Ed Butt, A Simmon, L. L. Hag-gard, A. A. Martin, Geo. M. Cassity, 
C. H. Herald J. P. Taylor, Wm. Dennis, R. W. Moorhead, Chas, Shiffer. 

Brown county, L. J. Fulton, W. W. Letson, N. F. Hess, J. W. Hudgens, G. P. Moore, 
Jas. A. Clark, John Muxworthy, J. A Lawrence, F. M. Brown, E. B Lewis. 

J. F. Thompson was nominated for Judge by acclamation. L. J. Fulton, 
Ed Butt, and J. A. Simms were appointed a central committee. 

June 6-7. The Republican state convention nominates Hon. E.N.Mor- 
rill for governor. 

June 11. People's Party Judicial convention, Wm. B. Baker, chairman 
and H. B. Crary, secretary. 

J. F. Thompson was nominated for Judge by acclamation. The following 
Judicial committee was appointed. R. M. Ludwig, L. M.Simon and Wm. 

B. Baker. 



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The delegates were: Nemaha, D. K. Neal, Win. Koffler, Timothy James, 
Stephan Sherman, H. B. Crary, F. M. Smith, J. W Schumaker, E. D. Nisson, 
J Haxton, J. A. Loveless; Donaphan: Jacob Farbaugh, Luke Clem, R. M. Lud- 
wig E Y.Alkere, Amos Scliauffer, George Sutton, Fred Folsche, J. C. Rae, 
A J Bliss, John Trent: Brown: B. A. Sprague, J. Bolinger, A. F. Robinson, 
Jas. Mathers, S. Weaver, J. EI. Hall, T. L. Crow, David Hillyer, Svend Pet- 
erson, John Witschy, 

June 13. At the State Prohibition convention at Emporia, H. F. Dou- 
thart of Hiawatha was nominated for lieutenant governor. 

June 13. Death of A Carothers. 

June 13. Sixth annual commencement of the Hiawatha Academy. The 
graduates were Frank G. Bradshaw, Lewis Brewster, Lillie M. Brown, Maude 
and Laura Chamberlain, Bert Howard, Margaret and Rachel Jones, Ida Mc- 
Knight, Minnie Pollock, Lulu Stevens, Henrietta Douthart, Lena Hanson, 
Parley Yaw, F. B. Isely, Claude Reid and Chas. F. Yoder. 

June 13. Annual meeting of the board of trustees of the Hiawatha 
Academy. J" P. Farmer, J. M. Boomer. L. R. Yates and Saml. Bierer are 
elected trustees. Th* board organized by the election of E. N. Morrill, presi- 
dent; Geo- H. Adams, vice president; J. M. Boomer, 2nd vice president; Saml. 
Bierer, secretary and A. F. Bechtel, treasurer. Geo. H. Adams, L. R. Yates 
and Saml. Bierer, executive committee; E N. Morrill, A. F. Bechtel and O. 
C. Hill, finance committee. 

June 21. The Hiawatha Democrat announces that it will support the 
People's Party state ticket. 

July 23. Republican county convention. W. R. Honnell was chairman, 
Claude Hickman, secretary and J. M. Robbins, assistant secretary. The fol- 
lowing committees were appointed: Order of business, N. F. Leslie, R. F. 
Buckles, S A. Holcomb, E. Berkley, S Thompson. Credentials, John Clark, 
E. W. Smith, J. P. Grinstead, E. H. Keller, I. N. Smith. Resolutions, H. 
J. Aten, T. C. Honnell, W. E. McCandlass, Frank Leibengood, Ira J. Lacock, 
S. E. Brown, John Collins. Permanent organization, F. L. Willis, J. J. Webb, 
L. J. Burkhalter, W. D. Rife, J. F. Cash man. 

During the noon hour the convention was addressed by Jas. F. Troutman, 
candidate for lieutenant governor. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted 

We, the Republicans of Brown county, Kansas, in convention assembled, accept and in 
dorse the principles of public policy as laid down in the platforms of the Republican National 
convention at Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1892 and the Republican state convention at Topeka 
Kansas, Juue 6, 1894. 

We especially emphasize the importance of protection to home industries, to the end 
that employment may be provided for all. with its reward, without being compelled to enter 
nto competition with the cheap labor of the Old World. 

We heartily favor the free coinage of all silver produced by the mines of the United States , 
with a tax on importations sufficient to exclude the products of foreign mines. 

Second, We denounce the present state administration for its violation of the laws and 
contempt of the courts, the corruption and incompetency of its officials, its gross mismanage- 



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meat of the state institutions, and for the discredit it has brought upon the good name of the 
state and we pledge the Republican party and the nominees of this convention to a faithful and 
economical discharge of all official duties and to a strict observance of an honest enforcement 
of the laws, and to obedience to the mandates of the courts. 

Third, We endorse and commend the action of the state convention in placing at the head 
of the ticket Brown county's most honored citizen, Major E. N. Morrill. 

Pool Grinstead handed in the following which was adopted: 

Whereas, On the 26th inst, the Republican Judicial convention of the 22nd Judicial Dis- 
trict of the state consisting of the counties of Doniphan, Brown and Nemaha, meets at Hiawa- 
tha id Brown county, for the purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for the responsible 
and honorable position of District Judge. Now therefore, this Republican county convention 
of Brown county, consisting of one hundred and ninety-six delegates, chosen from all parts of 
said county beg leave to call attention of the said Judicial convention to the following facts: 
That Brown county has never had a judge of the District court, since the organization of the 
state; that when Atchison county was associated with the counties comprising this district, and 
since Atchison, Doniphan and Nemaha have each and all been honored with this Judicial office 
and Brown county has ever remained faithful to the Republican party, and voted for candi- 
dates from each and all of the other counties notwithstanding she has presented candidates to 
several conventions who well qualified in ability and in legal and moral education. Brown 
county has selected Hon. W. F. Means, a man well qualified to fill this honorable and respon- 
sible position; his well known character for integriiy, his legal learning and his sound judg- 
ment particularly fit him for the place. No one in tha district is better qualified. This conven- 
tion, therefore, in the interest of all the inhabitants of this judicial district, in the interest of 
public justice, and as an act of simple justice to Brown county, calls upon the said judicial con- 
vention to nominate for the office of District Judge of the 22nd judicial district, our most worthy 
and esteemed fellow citizens Hon. W. F. Means. 

W. W. Price, Elias Berkley, Isaac Dilley and T. 0. Honnell were placed 
in nomination for representative and the ballot resulted Price, 125, Berkley 
41, Dilley 26, Honnell 1. 

J. B. Mitchell was nominated for district clerk by acclamation. 
B„. T. Herrick, S. F. Newlon, A. B. Crockett and W. H. Pierce were nom- 
inated for county attorney. The ballot resulted: 

1st 2nd 3rd 

Ballot Ballot Ballot 

Herrick 84 94 105 

Newlon 56 68 86 

Crockett 34 26 7 

Pierce 21 8 

A. W. Cofflin, A. G. Hobbs, A W. Bell, J. H. Fraser and F. M. Webb 
were nominated for probate judge. The ballot resulted: 

1st 2nd 3rd 

Ballot Ballot Ballot 

Hobbs 53 76 105 

Bell 41 44 48 

Webb 47 37 34 

Cofflin 32 33 5 

Fraser 22 12 6 

J. P. Farmer was nominated for county superintendent. 
A. F. Moore, T. C. Honnell, J. K. Seiberling were nominated for commis- 
sioner of second district. The ballot resulted Moore 38, Honnell 25, Seiberling 



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[1894 



The following is the list of delegates: 

F. Cashman, D. A. Woodman 



Irving— J. L. Burkhalter. delegate at large, 
J W Moore. Will Koelling, Thos. Arnold 
Hugh Ryan. A. B. Gibson, H. Bebermeyer 
Seburn Klinefelter, Will Benning. 

Padonia-J. F. Leibengood, D. B. Anderson 
I. P. Winslow, W. S. Meanic. 

Reserve-H. H. Rummell, J. R. Mohler 
Frank Watson, A. H. Beamgard, Ed Dotson 

Hamlin— T. C. Mathews, L. Argo, Frank 
Lydick, J. C. McGee, A. J. Brinn, L- N. Rea- 
gan, E. T. Blanchard, Harry Pfeiffer. 

Morrill-Pool Grinstead, Jobn Hoover. A M. 
Schaulis, A. Earhart, I. B Hiatt. J.M. Leib. 
engood, R. B. Gibbs, W. McNeary, Fin Starns, 
E.L. Yoder,A.Lyman, D. M Saylor. Milt 
Meyers. 

Carson-J. M. Sewell. J. H. Moyer, C. Evans- 

Fairview-S. Thompson, W. Scouten, A. A. 
Frink, D. W. Evans, J. J. Webb, T. W. Evans, 

D. W. Chase, Ben Skinner, Ed Stewart, Fred 
Schmitt, 

Hiawatha-G. H. Norton, John Hauber, W. 
S. Brown, Geo. Pricer, Nate Salisbury, D. F. 
Hamler. Robert Gaston, N. D. Loose, H. J 
A ten, Mose Walters, J. G. Howard, Godfrey 
Kinzie, John D. Weltmer. 

Robinson-N. F Leslie, C. R. Arries. T. J 
Payne, Wm. Cheal, J. D. Hazen, J. H. Bur 
nam, F Hauber, Thos Berry, John Bengston 

E. E. Dowell, S. Quaif, A. M Hamacher, 
Claude Hickman, John Feichter. 

Washington-C. Knudson. A. Kimmie, 
Frank Sawyer. 

Everest— J. M Robbins, at large, H. A. 
Price, J. Q. Page, T C. Honnell. F. Cleve, E 
D. Crouch, T. B. Pierce, W. C. Alexander. A 
M. Koeger, F. H Geiger. 

Willis— H. A. Smith, A. W Comptou, G. A 
Wardell, M. A. Murphy. F. L Willis, A. A 
Thurman, A. Johannes, E. H. Keoler, J. W 



Kickapoo— J. 
W. D Frazey. 

Baker— Geo. Mell, A.M. Hannah, Wm. Kel- 
ler, E W. Smith, E. T. Meyers, J. Barnett. 

West Horton— Geo Davis. Wm Page, J. K. 
Sieberling, J. D. VanHorn, Thos. Brown, 
Chas Peters. 

Powhattan-S A Holcomb, W. D. Rife, J. 
W. Patton, W. R. Hartley, A. C. Baxter, J. H. 
Adams. Geo. Valentine. 

ortoncity. 1st ward— J. M. Clark, A. A. 
ater, I. M Reeves, Julius Pohl, J. H. Sul. 
livan, W. H. Mote, J. I Richmond, I. W. 
Palmer, John Donaldson, A. H Hannah. 

Horton city, 2nd ward— W. R. Honnell, Jas. 
Heatton, H H Brady, W. B. Michaels, U.S. 
Grant, E. G Evans, W. M. Briggs, E. K. Al- 
len, E. M Crockett, Sam'l. Guildin. 
Horton city, 3rd ward— L. H. Duff, delegate 
large, Frank Lockwood, D. G. Ollinger, R. 
O. Malone, Robt. McKee, H. O. Badger, Chas- 
Wagner. 

Horton city 4th ward— W E. McCandlass, J. 
E. Palmer, Hart Franklin, R. E. Fox, Wm. Hod 
getts, John Collins, W B. Wonder, Chas. 
Ray field, F. J. Chanoin, G B. May, James 
Marsh. 

Hiawatha city, 1st ward— J D. Blair, H.C. 
Bossart, Frank Case, H H. Cheal, J. H. Cun- 
ningham, W.T Loyd, D. N. Graham. 
Hiawatha city, 2nd ward— R. F Buckles, S. 
unter, J. A Hewitt, W. W. Nye, I,N. Smith, 
R. C. Chase. J A. Buck, W. F. Shale, Chas 
Wellcome. 

Hiawatha city. 3rd ward— M. L. Guelich, C. 
E Robinson, S. M. Pratt, John Walters, Sr., 
J. G. Schupp, P. Johnson, Ira J. Lacock, S. E. 
Brown. 

Hiawatha city, 4th ward— Ed Mux'ow, J. B. 
Graham, John Kerrigan, Ralph Hicks, R. A. 
Misson . 



Brownwell, A. F. Moore. 

The following central committee was selected: Irving, L J. Burkhalter; 
Padonia, J. F. Leibengood; Reserve, O. C Rummeli; Hamlin, T C. Mathews; 
Morrill, J. V. Leibengood; Fairview, S. Thompson; Carson, J. M. Sewell; Hia- 
watha. George H. Norton; Robinson, N F Leslie; Washington, C. Knudson; 
Everest, J. M. Robbins; Willis, H. A. Smith; Baker, Geo. Mell; West Horton, 
G M Davis; Forty-four, J. F. Cashman; Powhattan, 8 A. Holcomb; Horton 
city, 1st ward, J. M.Clark; 2nd ward, W. R Honnell; 3rd ward, L H. Duff; 
4th ward, W. F. McCandlass; Hiawatha city, 1st ward, J. D Blair; 2nd ward, 
R. F. Buckles; 3rd ward, M. L. Guelich; 4th ward, Ed Muxlow. 

August 1. Hiawatha Lodge No. 271 Daughters of Rebecca is organized 
by Barbara E. Pond. 

August 11. Populist county convention. L. C. Clark was chairman and 
C. H. Pierce secretary. The following committees were appointed: Creden- 



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305 



tials Grant W. Harrington, H. P. Syfan, James Mathers, Order of business, 
Geo ' Mitchell, A. W. Lichty, John Williams. Permanent organization, 8. 
Weaver A F. Robinson, M. Foster. Resolutions, Fred Smith, B. F. Partch, 
E. Bierer, M. Foster, J. D. Hardy, John McCrery, Geo. Pfeiffer, M. V. Chris- 
ty, Wm. Moore, John Springer, J. O. Shannon, D. Hillyer. 

The committee on credentials reported 148 delegates entitled to seats in 
the convention as follow : 



Hiawatha. 1st ward— Grant W. Harrington. 
Geo. Mitchell, T. H. McMahon, W. F. Luesley. 
Hiawatha, 2nd ward— E. Bierer. John Brown, 
W. P. Harrington. 

Hiawatha, 3rd ward-Wm Ahem, Harry 
Schmitt, R. M. Patton. 

Hiawatha, 4th ward— Fred Zimmerman, Wm. 
Wamsley. 

Padonia-John Watkins, F. M. Fry, D. Hill 
yer, George Wise, Felix O'Neil, W. E. Hazell, 
J. Hillyer, Frank O'Neil. 

Morrill— T. L- Crow, Allen Lichty. A. F 
Robinson, Al Smith, Jno. Springer, Ed Barker 
Robt. Mickey, A.J. Howard. 

Horton.lstward-H. P. Syfan, E. F. Kil 
liaii, B. M. Schooley, C. W. Merz, D. F. Pen- 
dleton, J. Scott. 

Horton, 2nd ward-Glen Smith, S. P. Fisher, 
B. C. Elliott, G, O. Pfeiffer, A. Root. 

Horton. 3rd ward-F. A. Small, W. A Camp- 
bell, R. C. Koffman, Albert Frey. Sam Evans, 
Horton, 4th ward-F. F. Kilmer, D. F. Coe 
A. D. Chamberlin, W. M. Wright, A. Stumpf 
W. A. Scott. 

West Horton-Fred BrownhiU, W. W, White 
head, A. S. Kennedy, J. Flanders, G. W 
Jones. 

Fairview-H. Isely, W. C. Schug, C. H 

Stunz, C. W. Skinner, J. Witschy, G. W 

Warner, H. J. Hochstetler, F. Dixon, W. C 

Deaver, F. Robbins, F. McMahon. 

Hamlin— W P. McNees,H. Mongold, F. J 



Smith, A. R. Smith. R. V. Bevan. 

Carsoti-Geo. Robbins, N. Hanson, W. F. 
Brockhoff, I. M. Hanson. 

Irving— J. N. Guinn, Jas. Mathers, W. R. 
Moore, C. F. Bowron, A. R. Geyer, R, Dunn, 
J. J. Dimmock, J. Breeding. 

Robinson-J. A Jeffries, M. V. Christy, Jos 
Thuma, F. M. Pearl, H. J. Williams, J. S 
Scott, J. A. Dowell, Jos. Bollinget, O. Jordon. 
W. M. Nellans, C R. Martin, H. Crounse. 

Powhattan— Jacob Shaner, J. L. Nellans. M- 
Foster, John Hall, W. Amend, Mat Gilmore, 
John Williams, 

Reserve— Wm. Mellison, J. J. Burger, Wm. 
McGrew. Wm. Fessler. 

Willis— S. Weaver, L. O. Murphy, O. R. 
Jones, Chas. Macho, W. Bryan, R. Hubbs. 

Forty-fonr-L. C. Clark, Ed Foster, G. A. 
Rolfe, J O. Shannon, John Poston, Crissy 
Crews, Martin Woodall. 

Baker-A. M. Thomas, H. B. Walters. Ben 
Olson. J.B.Miller, J. W. McCrerey, Robt 
Laurie, S. Hubbs. 

Ev erest-A. Leigh, T. A. Johnson, Isiah 
Davis, Miner Butler, Henry Eyer, Wm. Leigk 
Svend Peterson, Thos. Spait, Carey Fiuley, 
Benedict Kundson, George Garretson. 

Hiawatha township-C. H Pierce, J. D. Har- 
dy. B. F. Partch. Ed Beckwith, B. F. Partch, 
B. F. Swartz, Af McQuilkin, Rudy Zim- 
merman, Wm. Heimlich, Wm. Heffner, Jas. 
Hauna, Sam Comstock. 



The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

We the delegates of the Peoples partv of Brown county in convention assembled do here- 

been untiring in their loyalty to that platform and the people PCOtl0 n,ical and wise 

We hereby heartily commend our present state admin.stration in its economical and w^e 
wislS whereby it has saved to the people thousands of dollars and especially do we com 
mend Gov. Lewellfng for the manly stand he has taken for the ^Z \ZlllZ\lTeuZ 
ing that the poor, the landless and the unemployed have rights worthy of respect, as well 

^^ar^wthti^-our Populist legislators for their efforts to enact into la. 

™^^Z££?£*U»* C*e soldier wants justice, not alms) that the govern 

holder. 



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We demand the free and unlimited coinage of gold and silver at the old rate of sixteen to 
one, and we denounce any party as an enemy to silver, and in favor of a gold standard who 
prates about parity, and change of ratio, and one dollar being worth another dollar, etc. 

<ve are unalterably opposed to Major Morrill's plan of issuing interest bearing govern- 
ment bonds for national bankers in times of peace, thus saddling greatei burdens upon the peo- 
ple in times of depression, bui rather in their stead we demand that congress enact into law the 
ssuing of full legal tender notes in payment of the expenses of the government. 

We believe that the late strike has demonstrated beyond all reasonable doubt that labor 
(meaning by this term all people whether they be employed in the factory, the shop, the mine, 
or in transportation, agriculture or mercantile pursuits) must make an intelligent use of the 
ballot to protect its interest, for when courts act solely in the interest of capital, labor is left 
without protection . When labor elects to legislative positions men who are in touch with itself 
then and not until then will labor be represented. 

We believe in the right of men to organize, to promote their welfare, that when organiza 
tiou is effected the greatest, fairest and most effective weapon is the ballot. 

We condemn the unwise and cruel policy of all government parties in this nation whose 
legislation has favored capital and oppressed labor, and we point with alarm to the alacrity 
with which the federal government comes to the aid of incorporated tyranny against the masses 
in the battle for bread, which instead of following out the lines as intended by the founders of 
this Republic and incorporated in the constitution, is tending toward Wall Stteet's invitation 
of the despotism of Europe. 

We believe government ownership to be the final and only solution to the railroad ques- 
tion, and to this end we ask that the government take possession of by foreclosing its mortgage 
upon the Union Pacific. 

We condemn the Republican party of Kansas for its cowardice in refusiug to meet the is- 
sues of the day, and for entering upon a systematized campaign of falsehood and vilification 
as a cover to divert the attention of the people and we invite all fair minded men whose love of 
justice will not allow them longer to remain, to come with us and we bid you welcome. 

We, as delegates of the Peoples' Party, are not "Ashamed of Kansas," bot rather are 
proud of her. We have pinned our faith (be it as it may) on her rich valleys and her fertile 
hills, but above and beyond all this, we have a firm and abiding faith in the "Common Sense" 
of her people therefore we enter the campaign with renewed hope, trusting and believing that 
victory willbeonrs, and that our governor will not be "Ashamed of Kansas." 

L. C. Clark, Jotm McCrerey, Henry Isely, C. H. Pierce, M Foster, J. L. 
Nellans, J. D. Hardy and H. F. Melleubruch were nominated for representa- 
tive. The ballot resulted, Clark 86, McCrerey 22, Isely 14, Pierce 7, Foster 5, 
Nellans 3, Hardy 2, Mellenbruch 1. 

Nathan Jones, R. M Patton, A. W. Lichty and John Wilson were nomi 
nated for probate judge. The informal ballot resulted, Jones 56, Patton 73, 
Lichty 8, Wilson 1. Formal ballot resulted, Jones 94, Patton 45, Lichty 1. 
C. H. Pierce was nominated for county superintendent by acclamation. 
Fred Smith and R. D. Canary were nominated for clerk of the court. The 
ballot resulted Smith 83, Canary 57. 

F. M Pearl, Flintoft ismith and J. A. Clark were placed in nomination 
for county attorney. The ballot resulted: 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 

Ballot Ballot Ballot Ballot 

Clark 60 58 72 89 

Smith..... 67 44 65 33 

Pearl 13 41 15 10 

Svend Peterson and Chas. Macho were nominated commissioners in second 
district. The ballot resulted Peterson 37, Macho 6. 

August 11. Powhattan votes $1000 bonds for new school building. The 
vote resulted 75 for and none against bonds. 

August 20-23, Thirteenth Annual Encampment Sons of Veterans at 
Davenport, Iowa. Grant W. Harrington is one of the delegates from Kansas 



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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



307 



and appointed as Judge Advocate General on the staff of the Commander in 
Chief elect. 

August 25. Democratic County Convention. J. L Allem was chairman 
and L. J. Fulton secretary. The following committees were appointed: Or- 
der of Business. Cy Simmons, W. W. Letson, J. D. Hinton. Credentials, N. 
B. Moore, Thomas Cheat, J. K. McGinnis. Resolutions, E. Harrington, G. Y. 
Johnson, J. W. Dickinson. 

The committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to 
seats in the convention: 



Don- 



Horton, First ward— C. A. Sauter, C. C. 
ley, J. N. McKee, Chas. Johnson. 

Second ward— D. Weigman, John Lednicky, 
A. Hoeft, N. Kaufman. 

Third ward— Thos. McCreary, Ed T. Letson, 
Tom Johnson, E. Biss. 

Fourth ward— W. W. Letson, W. A. Schnable, 
Joe Stimmell, F. J. Beal. 

Powhattan— A. C. Chandler. J. K. McGinnis, 
G. S. Foster. 

District +4— J. D. Martin, A. Martin, Jas. 
Jeckel. 

Hamlin— J. D. Hinton, H. H. Spangler, John 
Heise, L. E. Harding, W. H. Kendall. 

Padonia— S. T. Gillispie, J. W. Dickinson, 
Perry Hart, H. J. Gillispie. 

West Horton — George Scheutz, Peter Scheutz, 
Ollie Gold, John Wyson. 

Carson— W. D. Beal, S. Chandler. 

Irving' — Calvin Brown. 

Fairview — M. Scautlin. 



Hiawatha city, First ward— Will G. Wharton, 
N. B. Moore, W. W. Beymer. 

-Second Ward— D. Arnold, G. W. Duerson, 
Henry Meyer. 

Third ward— H. C. Baker. S. C. Davis, J. H. 
Meyer. 

Fourth ward— J. B. Steele, D. A. Stewart, 
Thos. Cheal. 

Hiawatha— A. E. Cyphers, Jno. Rubert, E. H. 
Chandler, S. B. Davis, Cy Simmons. 

Baker— A. Gold, M. Walters, L. A. Ferguson, 
O. B. Hostetler, E. Harrington. 

Morrill— L. J. Fulton, T. T. Meyers, Dr. 
Willis, Ed Steins. 

"Willis— G. Y. Johnson, H. W. Johnson, P. 
Weber, F. P. Lonberger, J. J. Comer, J. Koste- 
ka, S. Huston, J. A. McClelland, W. T. Herring. 

Everest — Jas. Berney, Jacob Marak, B. J. Ly- 
ons, N. F. Hess, E. A. Irsick, E. A. Lyons, A. J. 
Ford, E. M. Kopeitz, Anton Scheidt, F. J. Lich- 
novsky. 

Robinson — Willis Moore, A. J. Hathaway, S. 
E. Rush, Wm. Idol, E. L. Truex, G. P. Moore. 

The committee on resolutions reported the following which were adopted: 

We, the Democrats of Brown County in convention assembled, re-affirm our allegiance to the 
Democratic principles taught by Jefferson, Jackson and a long list of statesmen, declare 

First, That we are in favor of a tariff for revenue onlj-, so laid as to bear heaviest on the rich 
and lightly on labor. 

We favor an income tax and commend Grover Cleveland for the manly stand he has taken for 
the tariff reform. 

The thanks of the Democrats are due W. L. Wilson for his untiring efforts to pass a tariff bill 
that will meet the demands of the county- and redeem the pledges made to the people. 

We approve of the sentiments expressed by Grover Cleveland to Chairman Wilson and believe 
that in due time the Democratic administration will redeem all its pledges made to the people. 

We are in favor of the free coinage of silver and gold with the ratio of 16 to 1 and believe that 
the late financial troubles were the natural outgrowth of the financial legislation of the last twen- 
ty years. 

We are opposed to class legislation believing that it tends to foster monopolies that in turn 
oppress the labor of the country. 

We are opposed to strikes and lockouts, but believe that there ought to be a law to conpel cap- 
ital and labor to arbitrate their differences. 

We are in favor of liberal pensions for all soldiers of the late war and hope the pension list 
may always be kept as a roll of honor. 

We are in favor of the election of United States Senators by the direct vote of the people. 

L. C. Clark was nominated for representative, Nathan Jones for probate 
judge, C. H. Pierce for county superintendent, Fred Smith for clerk of the dis- 
trict court and Jas. A Clark for county attorney. 



308 



ANNALS OB" BROWN COUNTY. 



[1894 



The following central committee was chosen: Hiawatha, 1st ward, N. B. 
Moore; 2nd ward, R. H. Davis; 3rd ward, J. H. Meyer; 4th ward, Thos. Cheal; 
Hiawatha Township, Wm. Chandler; Horton, 1st ward, Clyde McManigal; 2nd 
ward, John Lednichty; 3rd ward, W. EI. Kemper; 4th ward, W. W. Letson; 
West Horton, Peter Reid; Everest, N. F. Hess; Padonia, J. W. Dickinson; Irv- 
ing, Calvin Brown; Hamlin, J. D. Hinton; Morrill, Dr. F. K. Willis; Carson, 
W. D Beal; Fairview, M. 8cantlin; Robinson, Geo. R. Moore; Washington, 
W. N. Bushley; Baker, Marion Walters; Willis, 6 Y. Johnson; District Forty- 
four, A. Martin; Powhattan, W. H. McGinnis; Reserve, Dr. J. M. Cecil. J- 
H. Meyer wa< elected chairman and Clyde McManigal secretary. 

The convention recommended Dr. Calnan of Powhattan as a physician for 
the Kickapoo Indians. 

August 31. Powhattan Lodge 441 I. O. O. F is incorporated. 

September 4-7. The Twenty-eighth Annual County Fair is held at H a- 
watha. 

October 4. A woman's Republican Club is organized at Hiawatha. 

October 26. The Hiawatha Co-Operative C.ir and Manufacturing Com- 
pany incorporated. J D. Blair, Chas. Kuabb, B 8. Foster, M. G. Ham, E. 
Mo^er, Lewis Myers, C. O. Allen, W. B. Cochran, W. F. Hislopare named as 
directors. The capital stock is divided into 500 shares of $100 each. 

November 5 Pullman club of Chicago, numbering thirty-live families 
arrives in Hiawatha, to begin work in the shops. 

November 6. Township election. 



HAMLIN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, N. P. EgHn 

H. Ruramell 

Clerk, E. Landes 

Treasurer, Peter Pfeiffer. 

L. E. Harding- 

Justice, M. S. Watson 

Sam'l Sweeney 

J. D. Hinton 

L. W. Green 

Constable, W. S. L,vdick 

John H. Miller 

J. W. Ford 

A. H. Herman 



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65 50 115 

189 95 284 

111 48 159 

87 43 130 

91 42 133 

98 47 145 

87 33 120 

67 52 119 

103 43 146 

.77 30 I 107 

82 36 ! 118 

67 57 I 124 



MISSION TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, Frank L. Willis .. 

John L. Yaw 

Frank Baldwin 

Clerk, E. F. Henney 

Amos Campbell. 

F. P. Lonberg-er 

Treasurer, H. S. Adams 

A. McConachie 

Abe Gold 

Justice, Sam'l Sweeney 

J. H. Hayes .' 

Jesse Henney 

Wm. Robertson 

M. Walters 

Constable, W. Loofbouroug-h 

L. L. Newland 

C. L. Smith 

Lyman Wright 

Ben Hazlett 







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IRVING TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, F. C. Burkhalter 

C. F. Bowron 

Clerk, S. Klinefelter 

J. J. Dimmock 

Treasurer, F. D. Shaw 

John McGuire , 

Justice, A. B. Gibson 

W m. Koelling 

James Breeding 

Constable, Wm. Bruning 

M. Goodwin 

Wm. Breeding- 

Henry Ploeger 



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PADONIA TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, J. F. Leibengood , 

Bert Wise 

Clerk, J. W. Dickinson 

Robt. Hazell 

Treasurer, R. J. McAtee 

Stephen Johns 

Justice, I. P. Winslow 

D. B. Anderson 

H. J. Hunt 

G. A. Wise 

Constable. Ed Scott 

J. L. Winslow 

Wm. E. Hazell 

J. M. Hilher 



HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, J. D. Weltmer 

B. F. Swartz 

Clerk, Ed Radford 

J. F. Beuhler 

Treasurer, B. F. Goodwin 

R. Zimmerman 

Justice, D. F. Hamler 

John Swartz 

W.H.Heimlich 

Constable, John Hauber 

John Loose 

Samuel W. Comstock 

John L. Swartz 



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.220 
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.170 
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1894] 



ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. 



309 



WALNUT TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, P. S. Shintaffer.. 

Wm. Fiegenbaum 

Treasurer, Fred Schrnitt. . 

W. H. Mever 

Clerk, W. E. Barnes 

E.M.Brown 

Justice, J, S. Belts 

S. W. Round 

Fred Smith .... 

I. N. Hanson 

Constable, W. F. Scouten. 

Richard King- 

W.G. Schlarb 

W. F. Brockhoff 



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MORRILL TOWNSHIP. 
Trustee, E. L. Yoder 

Allen W. Lichty 

Treasurer, C. W. Flickinger 

Niram Curtis 

Clerk, John R. Willard 

Howard Bear 

Justice, J. T. Wright 

J. W. Lour i 

[ Robt. Speer 

Geo. T. Stains 

Constable, C. L. Hoover 

Eph Aumiller 

Eugene Dair 

Geo. Meyers 

O. E. Shadel 



ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. 



Trnstee, J. W. Collins ... 

C. M. Truex 

Treasurer, G. G. Linmau 

nW.R. Brant 

Clerk, S. C. Miller 

Thos. J. Sands 

Justice, T. J. Payne .. .. 

E. L. Truex 

A.E.Fisher 

G. F. Mitchell 

Constable, J. B. Morris .. 

H.J.Williams 

Wm. Snook 

A. Nellans 



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L. A. Irsik 


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Treasurer, John Page 

E. M. Kopeitz 

Clerk. W. C. Alexander. .. 


150 177 
114 121 
136 161 

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W. A. Atwood 




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W.L.Wilkinson 

Constable, W. H. Crouch 


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123 
132 


D. K. Sharp 

Robt. Andrews 

Jesse Crouch 


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POWHATTAN TOWNSHIP. 



Trustee, W. D. Rife 

M. Foster 

Treasurer, L. C. Cashman.. . 

Jas. Grubb 

Clerk, J. F. Cashman 

C. A.> Sawyer 

Justice, S. A. Holcomb 

Constable, W. R. Bartley Jr 

James Thomas 

Ed Foster 



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[1894 



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Secretary of State. 


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ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY 



311 



Conniy Commissioner. 

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Svend Peterson. P P.. 

S F. Robertson, P .... 
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Congressman 1st District 

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Henry C. Solomon D.. 


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312 ANNALS OF BROWN COUNTY. [1894 

November 15 Morton organizes a Cash Purchasing Association. 

November 2 5 H.J. Calnan takes possession of the Powhattan Post as 
editor and publisher. 

November 2(5. Hiawatha Council No 181 Knights and Ladies of Security 
is organized by Deputy National President Geo H. Flintham with the follow- 
ing officers and members: J. N. Love, president; A. N. Adams, vice president. 
Frank Lytle, 2nd vice president; E. Fuller, prelate; Grant W. Harrington; 
corresponding secretary; A J. Hill, financial secretary; C. Gar