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Twelfth Annual Picnic - Old Settlers of Harvey County

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Twelfth Annual Picnic - Old Settlers of Harvey County

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Souvenir program from the 1900 annual event.

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Old Settlers Committee

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1900

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....Souvenir and Program..
is X^-e.
Twelfth Annual Picnic
—of the—
Old Settlers of Harvey County,
Riverside Park, Halstead,
Thursday, August, 9, 1900.
1900.
INDEPENDENT job ROOM, HALSTEAD KANS.
OFFICIAL
9:30 a. m. - - - Concert by Halstead Band
10:30 a. m. - Reception of Special Train from Newton 10:45 a. m. - - - - Assemble at the Park
Music by Newton Band Called to order by President Benthusen Invocation, Rev. Fenniel Song, America, by the Audience Address of Welcome, Miss Blanche Yeomans Music, Halstead Band Impromptu Speech, Senator S. T. Danner Vocal Music Music, Newton Band Adjournment for Dinner
1:30 p. m. Call to order by President
Music, Halstead Band Address, Hon. A. W. Smith Vocal Music
Impromptu Speech, Dr. Jas. McKee
PROGRAM
Music, Newton Band
Address, Miss Estella Jones
Vocal Music
Music, Halstead Band
Five Minute Speeches by Old Settlers
Music, Newton Band
Election of Officers
Miscellaneous Business
Adjournment for Sports
SPORTS.
Steeple-chase, Prize $1.50 Tub Race, Prizes, $1.00, 75c, 50c Swimming Race, Prizes, $1.00, 75c 50c Long Dive, Prizes, $1.00, 75c, 5 c Egg Race, Prizes, $1.00, 50c
Parties having Bathing Suits have privileges to the Water.
4:00 p. m. Ball Game, Burrton vs. Wichita 7:30 p. m. Band Concert, by Newton and Halstead
HE Harvey county Old Settlers Association, which has now assumed such extensive proportions, had its first inception from a meeting held in the Halstead Opera House on July 21, 1888. Old Settlers from different parts of the county had been invited to be present and there was a large representation of the pioneers.
Walter M. Munch, who had located in Alta township in 1869 was selected as chairman of the meeting and G. F. Benthusen, who took a claim in Halstead township in the spring of 1871 was made the Secretary.
It was decided to have a picnic in Halstead on Thursday, August 9, and a general invitation was extended to all old residents to be present and participate in the organization of a permanent association.
From the time the notice had been given that the Old Settlers were to get together, it was evident that the movement would be a popular one and the immense crowd which assembled denoted that a deep interest had been
J. A. LINN
Carries the best and largest line of ... .
Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats Shoes and
Gents Furnishings in Halstead.
FREE!
BEAUTIFUL OAK ROCKERS
.Given Away....
FREE!
Ladies Skirts and Tailor Made Suits.
Our Prices are Always The Lowest.

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taken and that the permanency of the organization was assured.
On that date the address of welcome was made by R. W. Berry. It was responded to by Hon. A. L. Greene. Speeches were also made by Hon. Thos. J. Matlock, G. W. Branine, C. S. Bowman, Capt. Hamlin, Ike Elder, Col. T. J. Jackson and R. W. Denny.
The music was under the direction of N. E. Irish, the Halstead druggist, who on each occasion since that time has lent his voice and influence to help entertain the Old Settlers.
When the question arose as to who were entitled to be called Old Settlers, it was satisfactorily decided that a residence to ten or twelve years would be sufficient. It was thought best to not draw the line too strict and the intention was to have the committee on constitution cover the question.
The election of the first officers of the Association resulted as follows:
President, C. S. Bowman, of Newton.
First Vice President, G. F. Ben-thusen, of Halstead.
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. KLIEWER,
GROCERIES.
f Glassware,
Queensware,
Woodenware.
Agent for the Celebrated
CHASE & SANBORN Coffee and Tea.
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Second Vice President, J. C. Walker, of Halstead.
Third Vice President, R. W. Hall, of Sedgwick.
Secretary, J. W. Smith, Halstead; Treasurer, J. B. Dickey, Newton; Compiler, A. L. Greene, Newton,
Judge Muse, Ike Elder and L. D. Brower were appointed historians, to report to the compiler.
The Secretary was instructed to procure a suitable book for registering the names of old settlers, their place of residence, nationality, date of settlement, where immigrated from, etc.
On this occasion the Republicans and Democrats played the game of ball, which resulted in favor of the Democrats by a score of 12 to 5.
...The Frisco House...
J. H. Spell, Proprietor.
Prompt Service._-^ Meals 25 Cents.
J. Linn, President.
M. S. Ingalls, Vice Pres.
J. H. McNair, Cashier. J. H. Linn, Ass’t. Cash.
The Halstead Bank.
Capital $20,000.
A General Banking Business Transacted.
SECOND MEETING
The second annual meeting was held August 12, 1889, and was called to order by President C. S. Bowman. A new feature was announced, which unfortunately has since been abandoned, that of offering prizes, as follows:
To the oldest lady settler present, a. rocking chair from W, C. Powers. Newton.
To the oldest gentleman present, a steel engraving from Jewett’s, Halstead.
To the oldest lady present bom in Harvey county, pair of slippers from. C. W. Chase, Newton.
To the oldest gentleman present, born in Harvey county, a fine hat from Hege & Co., Halstead.
The awarding committee consisted of J. C. Walker, B. Thompson and Thomas Ewing. The minutes of the Secretary fail to show who were the successful contestants for the prizes.
Denny’s drum corps assisted in providing the music and the orator of the day was the Hon. J. W. Ady, who
W. C. HINKLE & Co„
Bain Wagons
W
THE GREAT MAJESTIC.
THE GREAT MAJESTIC.
Anchor
Buggies

A Complete Stock of Shelf and Heavy Hardware ...and Implements...
W. C. HINKLE & CO., Halstead, Kansas
made a few pertinent remarks upon the peculiarity of the proceedings and of some of the old settlers present. He spoke of the great development of the county and the “wonderful spontaneous multiplication of school children.”
Announcements were made by the Chairman of the Harvey county fair at Newton, September 3 to 6, also the first picnic of the Harvey county Alliance in the Halstead grove on Sept. 12.
The old officers of the association were unanimously elected for another year. J. B. Dickey made a motion to hold the next meeting in the same grove on the last Thursday of August 1900.
P. O. Brien, D. Leonard and G. F. Benthusen were appointed a committee to “pass the hat” to raise funds to meet our rent expenses. The munificient sum of $7.50 was secured.
Committee on constitution not being ready to report was continued with instructions to report at the next meeting. G. W. Branine made the
A.H. Dettweiler,
Fresh and Salt Meats.
We Slaughter only the Best Stock. We are the Market at all Times for Good Beef Cattle.
Take Your Meals at
Mitchell’s
Restaurant




Ice Cream and Soft Drinks.
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last speech of the day. John W. Tib-bot, of California, formerly of Halstead was called for, but declined to speak of his experiences since leaving Harvey county. He said he preferred to make his speeches “more private to an audience more select.” A trades parade was one of the principal features of this meeting.
M. S. INGALLS, The Pioneer ..DRUGGIST.. Established 1873.

Dry Goods Hardware Notions Tinware Groceries Glassware
The Halstead Racket
Fruit Butter Eggs Poultry
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J. W SMITH. (Deceased)
Fi st Secretary of The Old Settlers Picnic Association of Harvey County.
J. W. Smith, the first secretary of the Old Settlers Picnic Association, was born in North Carolina July JO, 1836, and came to Kansas in the fall of 1870 and homesteaded the s. w. 1/4 of section 10, Halstead township, which was known on the maps as “Hillside Farm” which was a Government post office on the stage line from Newton to McPherson.
W. H. Cheatum
£Li SLi £
v -s
^Furniture and '^Undertaking.
^^z?-CL:^ -CL:CLrL.'t,
Musical Instruments,
Sewing Machines.
Bicycles and Repairs.
John Berger & Son,
Horse <£
Furnishings.
Saddles, Whips, Robes, Fly Nets Etc.
KANSAS
Hand Made Harness a Specialty.
HALSTEAD.
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THIRD MEETING
August 28, 1890, found a larger crowd present than on any of the previous picnics, then President Bowman called meeting to order at 11 o’clock. Rev. Sanderson gave the invocation after which the President made his annual address, giving a general round-up on punctuality and several criticising delinquents for their absence. He declared the organization to be strictly non-partisan and stated that those who addressed the meeting must govern themselves accordingly. These remarks were made because it had been reported that the principal speaker of the day, Hon. Cyrus Corning, would launch out on a political discussion from the Union Labor standpoint. Mr. Corning did his best to keep within the limitations of the Chairman and favored the audience with expressions of sentiment appropriate to the occasion.
Hon. W. E. Brown, of Newton, made a ten minutes speech followed by R. W. Berry, Col. Jackson and Clem Philbrick.
The report of the Treasurer showed
KASH IS KING.
Cash.
KASH IS KING
The Cheapest General Merchandise Store
in Harvey Couuty.
Clothing, Dry Goods, Notions, Furnishings, Hats, Shoes.
Lehmann Bros.
Halstead, Kans.
Groceries, Queensware, Tinware, Shelf Hardware Etc. Etc.
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receipts of $23.60 and after paying the | expenses, a balance on hand of $4.10.
At this time there was considerable dissatisfaction on account of the grounds not having been properly prepared and an attempt was made to change the next meeting place to Newton. J. B. Dickey made a motion to that effect, but it was voted down. A. L. Green moved that the next meeting be held in the Halstead Park the second Thursday in August, which was carried. Since that time the second Thursday in August has been strictly adhered to as the time for the annual meetings.
The old officers were re-elected and it was decided that the elective officers should constitute the executive committee. Peace having been restored after the attempt to move the meeting place from Halstead, it was hoped to obviate the disagreeable features in regard to the preparation of the ground and Geo. T. Copeland and W. M. Munch were appointed to prepare the ground for the ’91 meeting.
In connection it is well to state

Staple and Fancy Groceries.
HALSTDAD,
KANSAS.
Sam’l Cutter..
D. W. Thompson.
&
—Proprietors of—
The New Livery Barn

Halstead,
Kansas.
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that the Newton people had a just cause to complain. When their special train arrived, no preparations whatever had been made for their convenience and even the gates to the Park were locked. The discussion which followed had a good effect on the people of Halstead as a repetition of those conditions was never met with and at this late date, never will encounter the Old Settlers, as Halstead is justly proud of the privilege of entertaining them every year.

J. G. Lohmann,
~.Proprietor of...
)I„hdBrp Hospital.
Halstead, Kansas.
John Lehmann,
The Pioneer Merchant
Groceries and fine Shoes.
ESTABLISHED 1874.
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FOURTH MEETING
August, 13, 1891 found the usual crowd in the Park to participate in the fourth annual picnic. Newton people, as was the custom in previous years, came over in a special train of ten cars loaded to the guards. The Halstead Band headed the procession to the Park where the program of the day was commenced at 11 o’clock.
The first speaker after dinner, O. B. Hildreth, of Newton, talked with some degree of earnestness on the part Harvey county should take in the World’s Fair fund to be raised in the state. He was followed by G. W. Kanavel and A. L. Greene on the same subject. Verne Munch, of Newton rendered a declamation after which James Harvey and John Phil-brick were exhibited as the oldest specimens that could be secured of Harvey county’s native young men.
G. W. Branine, M. S. Ingalls, J. H. Gresham, Chas. E. Branine, Geo. T. Crobarger and others made short addresses on their early experiences.

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Here We Are.
The best Grain Drills in the Market at prices that will not be equalled. .
Fuller Lee Disk Press Drill.
Hoosier Disk Press Drill.
McSherry Disk Press Drill. McCormick Mower.
Riesen & Dyck.

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The following officers were elected: President, O. B. Hildrith.
Vice President, W. M. Munch, Secretary, J. W. Smith.
Treasurer, H. D. Markel. On motion the next annual meeting was to be held in the Halstead grove, Thursday, August 11, 1892.
E. J. McKEE, D. D. S.
Resident Dentist
Halstead, Kansas.

All Kinds of Dental work Neatly Done.
At Burrton Tuesday of Each Week.
O. E. Jones,
*£ *£ Fine Livery,
Best Equipped Stable in the West half of Harvey County. Halstead, - - - Kansas.
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FIFTH MEETING
At the opening exercises of the 1892 meeting, both President Hildreth and Vice President Munch were absent. Order was called by Secretary Smith, and G. F. Benthusen was elected Pres-ident, protem, who on taking the chair, tendered the privileges of the city and the grove to the Old Settlers, J. K. Dodge was the first speaker, and being an old-timer, who has a ready flow of language, gave a talk which was well received.
Harry Bownann was the next speaker, A local paper in reporting the meeting said; "Harry is a fine specimen of Harvey county production, having honorably passed all her institutions from the cradle to college, and Harvey county may justly feel proud of the eulogy pronounced on her "
The music this year was the best of any preceeding occasion, which in a large measure was due to the participation of the Clarion Glee Club, of Newton.
After the recess for dinner, S. T.
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KAISER'S Restaurant
—Is the best place to go for—
Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Short Orders and Regular Meals.
Choice line of Confectionery and Cigars.

Schowalter & Eymann,
-- Dealers in-—
Lumber, Coal and Building Material.
Let us figure with you on the next bill of lumber.
All kinds of threshing coal.
HALSTEAD, - - KANSAS,
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Danner made the principal address. He talked from an educational standpoint, and gave Harvey county a prominent place in the educational field. “America” was sung by the Newton Quartette. Mr. N. E. Irish. Mrs. Helen George and the Misses Brown
M. S Ingalls had a carefully prepared address, reviewing the past and predicting flattering prospects for the future of our county.
The next speakers were O. P. Anderson, T. J. Matlock and G. W. Bra-nine, all old land-marks, who could have talked volumes of an experience in the pioneer life.
On motion it was decided to enlarge the list of officers by the election of a Vice President for each township. The election resulted as follows:
President, G. W. Branine.
Secretary, J. W. Smith.
Treasurer, J. B Dickey.
Alta township, Steve Parsons.
Burrton “ G. W. Page.
Darlington “ G. T. Crobarger.
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PETER WIEBE, Prop.
WE BUY WHEAT, CORN AND RYE
at all Times for Which we Pay the Highest Price. Elevator on East First Street.
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Emma “ F. L. Knott,
Garden “ J. R. Thomas. Halstead “ F. M. Bonham. Highland " J. S. Hackney.
Lake “ John W. Shive.
Lakin “ Joseph Wear.
Macon “ O. P. Anderson. Newton “ Elder D. Reeves. Pleasant “ S. T. Danner. Richland “ A. G. Richardson. Sedgwick “ G. W. Kanavel. Walton “ J. Deffenbaugh.
It was decided to met in same grove again on second Thursday in August, 1893.
Marcy & Bergtholdt,
Coal, Real Estate and Insurance.
^"Agents for Champion Binders and Mowers.
A. C. Gaiser,
...Star...
Barber Shop.
Halstead, - Kansas.
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Frisco Barber Shop.
A. T. Mounts, Prop.
rThe Pioneer Barber of the West.
The Neatest and Best Kept Shop in Harvey County ....
Halstead.
Kansas.
JOHN N. CORGAN, Oldest Settler.
John N. Corgan, who is probably the earliest Harvey county settler now living at McPherson, pre-empted the claim on which the city of Sedgwick is now located. He later sold out to Dr. Floyd and then on July 5, 1870, homesteaded on section 34, Halstead township.
So far as the Secretary of the Association has been able to learn, he is the earliest pioneer. If anybody has a claim to prior residence, he will confer a favor by reporting at this meeting.
The Roller Custom Mill.
W. D. MIERAU, Prop.
Our Exchange Rate is the most liberal, Your wheat made into Flour at 12 1/2 c bu. We buy Wheat, Corn Oats and Rye.
Halstead, - - Kansas.
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SIXTH MEETING
With each succeeding year it be- came more evident that the annual meeting of the Old Settlers would be the biggest affair every year, in the county. With the arrival of the Sedgwick Military band, the crowds began to gather and when the special train from Newton arrived, which was met by the band, the meeting was called to order by G. W. Branine, the President of the Association, who introduced Rev. Sawin. of Newton, who asked the Divine Providence to look over the welfare of the Old Settlers as well as He had in the past. Mayor Barkemeyer, of Halstead, was then introduced, and in a very appropriate sheech, welcomed the visitors to the grove, the city, the best the town could afford. He was pleased to see the unusual large attendance and said: “The doors to the city of Halstead are open, and the citizens want the visitors to enjoy themselves while they are with us, when you are gone we will regret that you could not stay longer.”
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1886 %
JEWETTS’
1900
Dry Goods, A Books
Millinery, yyv* Stationery,
Fancy China. i Glassware.
J E W ETTS
Halstead,
Kansas.

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The address of welcome was well received and did much toward making the picnic a success. The recently re-organized Sedgwick Military band then played a couple of their pieces, which were very much enjoyed and freely commented upon as being as good music as was ever rendered in the grove.
W. F. Willis was brought forward and spoke on “Education”, a subject with which he was strictly at home. He eulogized our people and their educational system, measured our greatness by our enlightment and bounded us on the north by the aur-oraborealis, on the east by the floods of primeval chaos, south by the great tropics and on the west by the judgment day.
After music by the band, adjournment was taken for dinner and upon re-assembling Senator S. T. Danner favored the audience with an excellent speech. “Moses” and “Joshua” Branine than sung '‘When the Battle’s Over” much to the delight of the people.
The election of officers was the next
C. J. GRAM,
--Dealer in
Staple and •
«-Fancy Groceries.
Highest Price for Produce.
Halstead, - - - Kansas
Jas. J. H. Fuller.
Shoemaker.
Located in Halstead Township, April 27, 1871, Repairing of all kinds, neatly done 1 door North of W. C. Hinkle & Co.
Halstead; - - . Kansas.
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an order and resulted in the re-election | of all the old officers.
It was decided by unanimous vote to hold the next picnic in Halstead on the second Thursday in August, 1894. The crowd had been conservatively estimated at three thousand, and judging from the number of baby carriages it is to never grow less. Everybody seemed well pleased with the recreation of the day, and voted it the most enjoyable gathering ever held by the Old Settlers.
C. ROPER,
BLACKSMITHING
in all its Branches,
East of Bank.
Halstead, Kansas,
G. WIEBE,
fire, hail Insurance.
and TORNADO Insurance
Represents the Leading Old Line Companies.
H als tea d, K a nsas,
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G. Malleis,
The Shoemaker.
First-class Work.
New Make a specialty of New Work.
Let us measure you for your next shoes,
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SEVENTH MEETING
J. F. Remick.
J. H. Parvin.
For the seventh annual picnic, the f id and new settlers convened in the Halstead grove, August lb At about ten o’clock nine loaded cars arrived from Newton, and from all other points in the county, and from the borders of adjoiniug counties until the number whs variously estimated at from live to seven thousand.
Order was called by the Secretary and I>. Reeves, of Newton,-whs ehoson President of the day. Thanks were ret timed and the blessings of God was invoked by Rev. Haim, of Sedgwick, Music by a quartette composed of D. R. Krebbiel, G. B. Ruth, J. F. Remick and 1>. V. Riesen, was highly appreciated, after which M. S. Ingalls made the address of welcome.
Chas. E. Bra nine was then called to the stand and with an unusual gush of eloquence held the thousands from their dinner for a half an hour, His modest flattery of Harvey county past present and prospective was well re-* ceived
The motion to attack the lunch
Union f^arbnxm Co.
Sfyelf anfc l?eamj i)avbvoavc.
See us in our new building - The Stone Block.
Burr ton, - Kansas.
The Burrton Grain Co*,
S. J. EALES, Manager.
..GRAIN,
^FEED and COAL.
We pay the top of the market at all times for Grain, See us for Threshing coal.
BURRTON, - - KANSAS
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G. S. WHITE & SONS,
Dealers
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Groceries, Shoes, Hats, Furnishing Goods*

Our Stock is complete in Every particular*
Country Produce Wanted at all times*
RURRToN* ! : ' KANSAS,
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baskets wa* seconded by a grand------
move that shaded any and all of Debs’ orders or DoXie^s marches and
as if by magic, the gr.rssy banks of the Arkansas river, for on-half mile were converted into one huge spread of dinner with all the necessaries of life, to which the multitude paid due respect*
After music by Die baird and songs the election of officers results*
Pres. G W* K a navel-, Sedgwick.
Vice Presidents from each Tp.
Purr ton,
Darlington,
Emma,
Garden,
Halstead,
Highland,
Lake,
G. W. Page. G. T. Grobarger.
F. L. Knott. David Lehmann. M S. Ingalls. J. Hackney* >L W. Shive.
La kin,
Macon,
Newton,
Pleasant,
Richland,
Sedgwick,
Walton,
Sec., >T
Jos. Wear* O. P. Anderson. F. T. Jacobs, S. T. Danner. A. G. Richardson. R. W. Hall. J. Diffenbaugh. W* Sm i th, -of Ha 1 stead*
Treas., J. B. Dickey, of Newton. j The time for bolding the next meeting will be the second Thursday in August 1895, at Halstead.
The usual routine of sports were indulged in to the great enjoyment of the young American, while the elders ; enjoyed the social part as a pas-time i and recreation from the routine of ' business cares of life, while the more fastidious tastes are not satisfied 1 without a well rounded flow of eloquence from some one imported for the special occasion.
JD^ILY’S STO^E
Carries a full and Complete line of
Groceries ar?d QtieerjsuJare.
Restaurant and Short Orders.
Burrton,
W. L. Daily, Attorney. K ansas.
Sm Restaurant.
firs. L. A. Hempstid, Prop.
Lunch and Short Orders.
BURRTON, : ; : KANSAS.
THE DAM—RIVERSIDE PARK.
EIGHTH MEETING.
Thursday, August 8,1895. the occasion for the eighth annual meeting found the usual place for holding the picnic, a half mile east of Halstead, covered with water from the recent rains.
The Warkentin grove near the big mill was secured and while the accommodations were somewhat limited, no less than live thousand were present.
A parade which was one of the features was formed on Main street and the procession started at 10:30. It was led by the Harmony Martial Band, followed by the G. A. R., the Sedgwick Military Band, the Modern Woodmen and other orders, followed by Old Settlers and citizens in Carriages and wagons.
Order was called by President Kana-vel about 11 o’clock and the program commenced with music by the Sedgwick Band.
Rev. Morgan Williams invoked the blessings of God on the meeting and music was given by the Newton Male Chorus, which rendered “Tenting on
E. BLANPIED & SONS,
--Dealers in-
Lumber and Building Material.
Let the New Yard figure on Your next bill.
W. P. Haywood,
(Successor to E. B. Harrington.)
Furniture, Carpets, Curtains, Undertaking, Sewing /Machines, Wall Paper, Trunks Etc., Etc.
BURRTON, : : : KANSAS.
BURRTON.
Kansas.
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the old Camp Ground” in a most excellent manner.
M. S. Ingalls made the address of welcome, formally extending the privileges of the grove and the city to the visitors.
The Newton Male Chorus was again called out and sang ‘‘Comrades in Arms.” The Newton Mixed Chorus gave one of their best numbers, followed by Chas. II. Kurtz. He lauded Kansas, her people, her climate, seasons, crops, etc., demonstrating the facts with figures.
The dinner hour was then announced and in the minutes of the meeting, Secretary Smith wrote “a full description of the dinner hour will be found in the Gospel according to St. Mark, Chapter 6, verses 40 to 44,— “and they sat down in ranks by hundreds and by fifties, and they did all eat and were filled and they took up of the fragments, twelve baskets full and they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand.”
After dinner, Commander Brown of the Halstead G. A. B. called the meet ing to order and music was given by
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Successor to Blanpied & Son.
§ ©OAL
Meal and Feed Mill in Connection.
See us before you Sell your grain or buy your coal.
Burrton, - - - Kansas.
J. W. Shive, Pres’t.
J, T. Shive, Cashier.
Burrton Stats Bank.
Capital $1(0,000.
Directors.
J. W. Shive,
J. A. Welch,
D, II. Jones.
J. T. Shive.
the Harmony Martial Band. In the absence of Rev. Brink, who had promised to deliver the oration, Senator S. T. Danner, of Pleasant township, addressed (he Old Settlers and Old Soldiers. After delivering an eloquent eulogy of Harvey county and the pioneers he gave a good word for the Grand Army.
Geo. T. Crobarger made the closing address and the officers were elected as follows:
President, M. S. Ingalls.
Secretary,J. W. Smith.
Treasurer, J. A. Welch.
The township Vice Presidents were continued the same as the previous year with the exception that A. R. Knott was substituted for F. L. Knott as the member for Emma township.
IP. p. Osborn,
v v Dealer in * *
parncss, SabMes, ^ly nets,
Hobes, IDfyips (Etc., (Etc.
ESTABLISHED 1879.
The Oldest Business man in Burrton.
The Palace Drug Store
Burrton, Kansas.
We are pleased to meet all our old and many new customers. We are headquarters for School Books, and all School Supplies. Our general Drug Stock is second to none in all its departments.
Call and see us at the old stand.
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G F BENTHUSEN, President.
jThe Old Settlers
And The New Settlers
All have Their_^>
Photographs
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Up-to-Date Livery Barn*
Mr. Benthusen filed on the farm he j now owns in Halstead township, Feb. j 22, 1871. He was instrumented in j organizing the association and was elected its first Vice President. He has attended every meeting and always takes an active part in the proceedings. He is now the President, having been elected to that office at the last meeting.
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THE MEETING OF 1896
Thursday, August 13, 1896, the
meeting was held for the first time in Halstead’s new Riverside park. It was a decided success and everybody seemed pleased with the change in location from the grove a half mile east of town. In point of attendance it eclipsed anything in the picnic line ever held in the county.
Eleven coaches crowded with sweltering humanity came over from Newton to enjoy the day in the cool shade along the river banks and with the thousand and one private conveyance which brought the old settlers from all parts of the county, the crowd was increased to about six thousand.
Music was furnished on Main street by the Halstead Concert Band, which led the parade to the picnic grounds where the crowd was called to order about eleven o’clock. Invocation was offered by Rev. Anderson of the M. E. Church, after which a pleasing address of welcome was given by Mayor Hoover, of Halstead.
At 2 o’clock the assembly was called to order and the regular program of !
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the day was commenced. M. 8. Ingalls, president of the association had charge of the meeting and when making the announcements of the various parts showd that he was right at home before an audience.
Judge Martin, of Hutchinson, was the principal speaker and the happy way in which he delivered his address provoked much applause and merriment. John J. Hildreth, of Newton, and J. A. Welch, of Burrton, delivered short speeches which were well received.
The business of the association was taken up about 4 o’clock and in the election of officers, Cyrus Hinkson, of Halstead, was chosen president, J. W. Smith, Secretary and J. A. Welch, of Burrton, Treasurer. The Vice Presidents from the various townships remained the same as last year with the exception that C. S. Brown was chosen for Halstead township in place of G. A. Hege.
The game of ball which was played ' between Halstead and Sedgwick was , won by the Sedgwick boys, the score i standing 17 to 6. I
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NEWTON,
KANSAS.
THE MEETING OF 1897.
The meeting of 185)7 was held Thursday August 11, and in every particular it was a complete success.
The crowd was the largest that ever
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gathered in the county on an occasion of this kind and everybody seemed pleased with the arrangements for their entertainment by the Halstead Committee. At least live thousand people were present.
About 10:30 the special train of ten cars from Newton pulled in town, loaded with at least 800 people. It helped swell the crowd to an appreciable extent and when the assemblage was called to order in the Park by President Hinkson the seating capacity was taxed to its utmost. The program as arranged for was carried out, with a few variations which seem necessary on occasions of this kind.
The invocation was by Rev. Ponath of the German M. E. Church, after which Judge Bowman gave the address of welcome. The -Judge, who by reason of his long residence in the county can lay claim to the title of
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“old settler,” gave an interesting talk which was intended tu make everybody feel at home. He gave a review of the organization and history of the Association and expressed himself as well pleased at seeing so many of the old-timers gathered under the same
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One of the most enjoyable parts of the program was the feasting on the good things of the land by the immense crowd. All the shady places were tiled on and the noon hour presented a pretty sight.
The afternoon exercises were opened by music by the Halstead Band, after which the Hon. Sam Amidon, of Wichita delivered a fine address. He was loaded to the muzzle with good things for old settlers and besides being flowery and eloquent it was most appropriate for the occasion. He was frequently interrupted by applause and the wisdom in securing him for one of the speakers was apparent.
Judge Peters gave a talk on the observations of a pioneer. He spoke of the achievements of the county’s past present and future and pictured
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bright things in store for us.
The election of officers being next in order, resulted as follows:
President, .1. A. Commons, Halstead township.
Secretary, J. W. Smith, Halstead township.
Treasurer, J. A. Welch, Burrton.
The township vice presidents for the past year were all elected for another term.
The sports of the day were commenced and while the ball game was in progress those in the park were entertained with swimming races, boat races, foot races and kindred sports.
The fireworks display in the evening was witnessed by a big crowd.
One of the enjoyable features of the day was the drill by the Modern Woodmen team. It was freely commented upon as being the best ever seen in the town. Everything passed off nicely and there was no complaint as to the arrangements by the Halstead people.
J. C. JOHNSTON,
Real Estate and Insurance Agent.
Notary Public.
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Fa rms. T ran sacted.
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ESTABLISHED 1880. We Are Old Settlers
N. L. HINSHAW, Secretary. Mr. Hinshaw came to Douglas Co,, Kansas in April 1870. and one year later took a claim twenty miles north west of Halstead. In 1874 he moved to the farm two miles north of Halstead, where he lived until 1895, since which time he has been a resident of Halstead. At the last meeting he was elected Secretary of the Association in place of John W. Smith, deceased, who had been Secretary since its organization. Conrads’ DRUGS and JEWELRY. 510 flain Street, Newton.

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THE MEETING OF 1898*
Thursday. August 11, again found the Old Settlers assembled in Riverside Park at Halstead.
The weather conditions were all that could be desired, the roads being in tine condition and the temperature was about right.
The crowd has been conservatively estimated at about live thousand. The arrangements of the affair were perfect and in the vast crowd there was no word of criticism. An abundance of ice water and water from wells was to be had in many places about the grounds and the refreshment stands were able to provide nearly everything desired.
In the absence of the President, the exercises were in charge of O. P. Anderson Macon township. Dr. McKee of Newton was toast-master and general handy man to introduce the speakers and he proved to be well fitted for the place. Speeches were made by quite a number of the old settlers and the young men who
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were native born.
The election of officers which was held at the close of the business session resulted as follows:
President, J. B. Dickey.
Secretary, J W. Smith.
Treasurer, J. A. Welch.
VICE PRESIDENTS.
Alta, Dave Woodward.
Burrton. G. W. Page.
Lake, J. W. Shive.
Lakin, Jos. Wear Halstead, C. S. Brown.
Gaeden, David Lehman.
Emma, Glenn Logan.
Macon, O. P. Anderson.
Sedgwick, R. W. Hall.
Richland, A G. Richardson. Darlington, G. T. Crobarger. Newton, F. T. Jacobs.
Highland, John Hackney.
Walton. J. Deffenbaugh.
Pleasant, S. T. Danner.
The next meeting is to he held at the same place on the second Thursday in August, 1899.
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Newton, Kansas.
THE MEETING OF 1899*
The 1899 picnic of the Old Settlers in Halstead’s beautiful Riverside Park was more largely attended than ever before. The crowd has been variously estimated at from 7,000 to 9,000. The rain in the early morning and the threatening weather probably kept away the remaining residents of the county.
The special train of fifteen coaches loaded to the guards, arrived from Newton at 10 o’clock. It was met by the band and escorted to the Park where the program was commenced an hour later, with President J. B, Hickey in charge. The invocation was delivered by Rev. Ponatb, which was followed by the address of welcome by Miss Estella Jones. It was well worded and was favorably commented upon. Senator Danner responded in his usual entertaining style.
The mandolin club then gave a se-1 lection, the band played and adjournment was taken for dinner.
At 2 o’clock the exercises were
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opened when President Dickey introduced Governor Stanley. He spoke for a half hour and said in part.
-The Old Settlers of this county may well congratulate themsel/es on what they have done When you came here, you did not know what kind of a country this would be, or whether ycu would be able to make a living in it; you did not know what kind of children you would raise, what kind of schools you would provide— in fact it was a big speculative venture.
“The men who came here in ’72 were pioneers in agriculture. In ’72 you had 115 hogs; last year you had v.7,000. In ’72 you had 800 cattle, most of them Texans; last year you had 28,-000 and all good ones. In the pioneer year you has less than 2,000 acres of wheat and 18,000 acres of corn; last year the figures were manifold larger. Last year the assessed valuation of the county was $4,000,000, at conservative estimate $12,000,000 real valuation. Or, to state it in another way, $666 per capita today.”
Speeches were also made by Cbas*
S. A. IIanlin. John Olinger. C. M. Beachy.
President. Vice President. Sec. & Treas.
We have made a gain in our business during the past two year of 65 per cent. We carry nearly every line of Merchandise and at such low prices that the people can not fail to be pleased. This we believe accounts for the phe nominal increase in our business. We have made great preparations for fall trade, and the indications are that it will be very heavy. Buying for four big stores we get concessions in prices that those buying in smaller quantities can not hope for. That is why we can make lower prices than any other concern in this part of the state.
We wish to thank our many friends for their liberal patronage and assure them that this, the biggest store in the state, outside of Topeka, will continue to be the bargain center of Kansas.
NEWTON, - - - KANSAS.
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Bra nine, Dr. McKee and G. T. Cro-barger, when J. A. Welch was called to the chair and the present officers were elected:
President, G. F. Benthusan, Halstead.
Secretary, N. L. Hinshaw, Halstead.
Tow nship vice presidents as follows:
Alta, Frank Keiger.
Burrton, W. O. Van Arsdale.
Darlington, E. J. Doty.
Emma, Glen Logan.
Garden, Jay Sloan.
Halstead, G. A. Hege.
Highland, John Rollins.
Lake, J. W. Shive.
Lakin, Joe Wear.
Macon, O. P. Anderson.
Newton, F. T. Jacobs.
Pleasant S. T. Danner.
Richland, A. G. Richardson.
Sedgwick, R. W. Hall.
Walton, W. H. Cole.
A new office was then created, that of vice-president-at-large, and Dr. James McKee was elected to fill it.
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NEWTON, : : : KAKSAS.
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Reference: First State Bank,
Notary Public and Abstracter.
H. H. McADAMS,
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance,
Located in Halstead township 1872.
First Mayor of Halstead.
Newton, - * Kansas.
O. A. PEARCE,
J♦ A, WELCH, Treasurer*
(Successor to F, 1). Tripp.)
Mr. Welch came to Burrton from Iowa in 1882 and has been engaged in the mercantile and banking business, but has now retired. He has for several years served as Treasurer of the Association.
The Photographer.
The old-time reputation for the best work in the county will be maintained. Call and see us and get acquainted.
Cor. Main & Broadway. Newton, Kan.
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A FEW OLD SETTLERS*
Where And When They Settled in Harvey County*
S. A. HUNTER,
J. B, Dickey, Newton, 1871.
R. B. Lynch* Newton, 187L F. T. Jacobs, Macon, 1872.
Jno. A. Randall, Newton, 1872.
8. D. Williams, Darlington, 1871.
A. B. Gilbert, Newton, July 1872*
C. W. Ives, Walton, April 1872.
J. A. Cammon, Emma, April 1871. O. B. Hildreth, Darlington, 1870. Thos. J. Matlock, Lake, March ’7L F. P. Munch, Garden, Aug. ’70.
Jas. Geary, Oct. ’69,
R. W. P. Muse, Newton, Sep. ’70, Geo. Wash. Branine, Newton, ’74.
E. II. Hoag, Garden, May ’71.
8. B. Graham, Newton, Feb. ’71.
A. L. Greene, Newton, Sep. ’71.
Jno. C. Johnston, Highland, ’71 Mathias Bierschbach, Sedgwick, ’73, Lee R. Wright, Lakin, ,71.
J. S. Long, Halstead, June, ’72. George Kirk, Halstead, April, ’72, A. J. Miller, Halstead Nov, ’75.
Jas. Ryan. Halstead, Apr. ’71. Martin Covert, Macon, April ’71.
Proprietor of...
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Is positively the best machine on the market. Will knock out and save more grain than any other machine. A complete outfit, including engine, can be furnished on a few days notice and on liberal terms. Investigate this when in Newton,
A Few Old Settlers—Continued.
B. Thompson. Lakin. April, ’71.
Z. S. Spore, Macon, April ’71.
C. PhilbricK, Halstead, July ’72.
T. R Oldham, Walton, April ’71. Allen Miller, Halstead, Oct. ’70.
D. W. Thompson, Halstead, ’73.
F. M. Bonham, Garden, Aug. ’71.
1 hos. Wilson, Halstead, March, ’77. Alex McBuruey, Halstead, ’72.
R. J. Elwood, Highland ’71.
H. S. Akins, Macon, Feb. ’71.
Alfred Allen, Halstead, May ’70.
C. S. Bowman, Newton, April ’71. Miles David, Newton, Nov. ’70. Edgar Brown, Halstead, April ’71.
J. I. Davis, Halstead, Aug. ’71.
A. G, Richardson, Richland ’70. Harry Fields, Halstead, May ’71. Jas. N. Mounts, Lakin, Nov. ’71.
C. H. Yeomans, Lakin, Nov. ’71. Chas, Schaefer, Sedgwick ’69.
Frank Munch, Newton, ’71.
J. H. Haney, Burrton, Dec. ’71.
Jos. Dodd, Lake, May ’71.
J. W. Popkins, Halstead, Feb. ’72. A. T. Yowers, Lakin, Aug. ’72. Gaston Boyd, Newton, April, 71.
Farmers, ....
We do not know whether or not you will get a better price by holding your wheat, but if you want to hold, and need some money, we will be pleased to furnish it for you. We will be well prepared to handle good cattle paper this fail for any desiring to feed. We solicit your business, and offer an absolutely secure depository for your funds. We invite you to call and see us when in Newton.
G. H. Welch, formerly of Burrton, is now with us, and would be pleased to meet his friends from the western part of the county
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A Few Old Settlers—Continued.
Abbott Clark, Lakin, April '72.
D. Palmer, Halstead, March ’74,
O. E Jones, Bunion. May ’7L M. M. Haun, Sedgwick, Oct. 57L H. James, Halstead. September'73, Wm. Popkins, Halstead, ’71.
Chas. Parnbam, Newton, May ’71. David Hanselnam, Burrton ’71.
W. H. Elder, Lake, Nov. ’75.
Henry V. Riesen, Halstead ’76.
R. B. Lynch, Newton, July ’71.
J. T. Masters, Pleasant ’71.
P. M. Killam, Emma ’73.
Wm. Crouch, Garden, June ’71.
Wm. Charlton, Halstead. June ’71. W. C. Hinkle, Halstead, Sept. ’74.
P. M. Morgan, Sedgwich, Sept. ’70. H. D. Hackney, Highland ’71.
A. L. Bartlebaugh, Newton ’72.
FI. H. McAdams, Halstead ’72.
Lee Wright, Lakin, March ’71.
A. S. Chears, Walton, Dec. ’70.
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FOR THIS MEETING.
The following is a list of commitees appointed to have charge of the entertainment of the Oid Settlers for this meeting:
Executive Committee—S. H. Trego, P. P. Carbiener, E. M. Hoover.
Finance Committee—Thos. Wilson, E. H. Kliewer, Clias. Mitchell.
Music - W. J. Barkemeyer, Bernard Krehbiel, B. O. Hagen, P. M. Hois* ington, Dr. Howard.
Speakers—A. L. Greene, M. S. Ingalls, Harry Bowman.
Printing and Program—E J. Book-waiter, Mrs. T. Wilson, Mrs. G A. liege.
Transportation—P. O'Brien, J. B. Dickey, C. E Branine.
Decoration—C. J. Gram, C. Yeomans John Lehmann.
Sports—A. J. Smith, A, I. Schowal-ter, Rudolph Goerz.
Reception—R. M. Todd, Rev. W. R. Scott, Rev. D. D. Akins, J. FL McNair.
Marshal of the Day, J. T. Blackfan.
Carpets and Undertaking a
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Books, Newspapers, Periodicals, Stationery, School Furniture and Supplies, Artists Materials. If Wei havn’t what you want, we will order it.
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A FEW OLD SETTLERS*
Where And When They Settled in Harvey County*
S. A. HUNTER,
J. B. Dickey, Newton, 1871.
R. T>. Lynch, Newton, 1871>
F. T. Jacobs, Macon, 1872.
Jno. A. Randall, Newton, 1872.
8. D. Williams, Darlington, 1871.
A. B. Gilbert, Newton, July 1872*
C. W. Ives, Walton, April 1872.
J. A. Cammon, Emma, April 1871. O. B. Hildreth, Darlington, 1870. Thos. J. Matlock, Lake, March ’7L F. P. Munch, Garden, Aug. ’70.
Jas. Geary, Oct. ’69*
R. W. P. Muse, Newton, Sep. ’70. Geo. Wash. Branine, Newton, ’74.
E. II. Hoag, Garden, May ’71.
8. B. Graham, Newton, Feb. ’71.
A. L. Greene, Newton, Sep. ’71.
Jno. C. Johnston, Highland, ’71 Mathias Bierschbach, Sedgwick, ’73. Lee R. Wright, Lakin, ,71.
J. S. Long, Halstead, June, ’72. George Kirk, Halstead, April, ’72. A. J. Miller, Halstead Nov, ’75.
Jas. Ryan. Halstead, Apr. ’71. Martin Covert, Macon, April ’71.
Proprietor of...
The Broadway Livery Stable.
Good Rigs at Reasonable Rates.
ii3 West Broadway. Phone 207. Newton, Kansas,
£fye prairie Shieert Separator,
ITCanufactureb by..,.
Cfye Heivton lllacfyine <£omparttt
Is positively the best machine on the market. Will knock out and save more grain than any other machine. A complete outfit, including engine, can be furnished on a few days notice and on liberal terms. Investigate this when in Newton.
A Few Old Settlers—Continued,
B. Thompson. Lakin. x\pril, ’71.
Z. S. Spore, Macon, April ’71.
C, PhilbricK, Halstead, July ’72,
T. R Oldham, Walton, April ’71. Allen Miller, Halstead, Oct. ’70.
I). W. Thompson, Halstead, ’73.
F. M. Bonham, Garden, Aug. ’71.
1 hos. Wilson, Halstead, March, ’77. Alex McBuruey, Halstead, ’72.
R. J. Elwood, Highland ’71.
H. S. Akius, Macon, Feb. ’71.
Alfred Allen, Halstead, May ’70.
C. S. Bowman, Newton, April ’71. Miles David, Newton, Nov. ’70. Edgar Brown, Halstead, April ’71.
J. I. Davis, Halstead, Aug, ’71.
A. G, Richardson, Richland ’70. Harry Fields, Halstead, May ’71. Jas. N. Mounts, Lakin, Nov. ’71.
C. H. Yeomans, Lakin, Nov. ’71. Chas, Schaefer, Sedgwick ’69.
Frank Munch, Newton, '71.
J. H. Haney, Burrton, Dec. ’71.
Jos. Dodd, Lake, May ’71.
J. W. Popkins, Halstead, Feb. '72. A. T. Vowers, Lakin, Aug. ’72. Gaston Boyd, Newton, April, 71.
Farmers, ....
We do not know whether or not you will get a better price by holding your wheat, but if you want to hold, and need some money, we will be pleased to furnish it for you. We will be well prepared to handle good cattle paper this fail for any desiring to feed. We solicit your business, and offer an absolutely secure depository for your funds. We invite you to call and see us when in Newton.
G. H. Welch, formerly of Burrton, is now with us, and would be pleased to meet his friends from the western part of the county
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A Few Old Settlers—Continued*
Abbott Clark, Lakin, April ‘72.
D. Palmer, Halstead. March ’74,
O. E Jones, Burr ton. May ’71*
M. M. Haun, Sedgwick, Oct. ’71.
H. James, Halstead. September‘73, Wm. Popkins, Halstead, ’71.
Chas. Parnbam, Newton, May ’71. David Hanselnam, Burrton ’71.
W. H. Elder, Lake, Nov. ’75.
Henry V. Riesen, Halstead ’70.
R. B. Lynch, Newton, July ’71.
J. T. Masters, Pleasant ’71.
P. M. Killam, Emma ’73.
Wm. Crouch, Garden, June ’71.
Wm. Charlton, Halstead. June ’71. W. C. Hinkle, Halstead, Sept. ’74.
P. M. Morgan, Sedgwich, Sept. ’70. H. D. Hackney, Highland ’71.
A. L. Bartlebaugh, Newton ’72.
H. H. McAdams, Halstead ’72.
Lee Wright, Lakin, March ’71.
A. S. Chears, Walton, Dec. ’70.
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Dinner Sets and Lamps.
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Established 1887. NEWTON, KANSAS.
W. I. PLUHB.
Easy Payments^* Rates.
J. H. MURPHY,
F arm Loans interest.
Under 1st National Bank.
Newton, Kansas.
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B. WARKENTINE, Pres.
J. LINN, Vice Pres.
J. h. McNAIR, Secy. & Mgr.
The Halstead Hilling' & Elevator Co.,
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Capacity 450 Bbls per Day
Elevator Capacity 110,000 bu

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FOR THIS MEETING.
The following is a list of comm i tees appointed to have charge of the entertainment of the Old Settlers for this meeting:
Executive Committee—S. H. Trego, P. P. Carbiener, E. M, Hoover.
Finance Committee—Thos. Wilson, E. H. Kliewer, Clias. Mitchell.
Music-- W. J. Barkemeyer, Bernard Krehbiel, B. O. Hagen, P. M. Hois-ington, Dr. Howard.
Speakers—A. L. Greene, M. S. Ingalls, Harry Bowman.
Printing and Program—E J. Book-waiter, Mrs. T. Wilson, Mrs. G. A. liege.
Transportation— P. O’Brien, J. B. Dickey, C. E Branine.
Decoration—C. J. Gram, C. Yeomans John Lehmann.
Sports—A. J. Smith, A. I. Schowal* ter, Rudolph Goerz.
Reception—R. M. Todd, Rev. W. R. Scott, Rev. D. D. Akins, J. FL McNair.
Marshal of the Day, J. T. Blackfan.
Carpets and Wall Paper.
Phone 87.
Undertaking a Specialty.
F. L. Schumacher,
Furniture.
Newton, * *
Kansas.
Post Office Book Store,
Newton, Kansas.
S. T. DANNER, Prop.
Books, Newspapers, Periodicals, Stationery, School Furniture and Supplies, Artists Materials. If We| havn’t what you want, we will order it.
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