Allen
Austin
Bernard
Browder
Dunn
Gilman
Green
Hayne
Jameson
Jones
Kellogg
Leahy
Logue
Lorton
March
McCleary
Merchant
Robinett
Rouse
Rupert
Ruthven
Shanks
Smith
Staubus
Strong
Tanner
Thompson
Thompson
Travers
Watkins
Winters
Wright
Yates

REEL #A184/KSHS Microfilm Collection

This reel includes five short-lived Barber County weekly newspapers, including the Barber County Democrat, published for four months on Fridays beginning March 23, 1888, in Medicine Lodge by Swartz & Conlisk, under the banner of being a "Staunch Advocate of True Jeffersonian Democracy." A.J. Jones became editor on March 30, 1888 and David D. Leahy assumed that function in June of 1888. The last issue was published on July 6th of that year. The information has been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Knowles Bisson (thebissons@worldnet.att.net).

Mar 23, 1888

pg 3, col 2

Died: At the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Austin, in Valley twp., Charles D. Austin, on the 13th of March, at the age of 17. He was well liked by all who knew him, and consequently his loss will be deeply felt, even by those who were not bound to him by the ties of [relationship].

pg 3, col 4

Died: Dr. C.L. Dunn, of blood poisoning on Saturday morning the 17th and was buried at Highland cemetery on the following day, Sunday, by the Masonic order of which he was a member. He was hardly in the prime of life and leaves a young wife and two children to mourn his early demise. Dr. Dunn was a bright and shining light in the medical profession, had a bright future before him and was building up an extensive practice when called away. His host of friends in th is city will not soon forget him, nor cease to revere his memory and as time rolls on, his funereal day will always be a blot in the memory of his family. The services were conducted by the Rev. McElroy at the Presbyterian Church. The funeral was one of the largest that has been witnessed in this city for some time, and with the order led by the Citizens Silver Band in front, which executed appropriate music, and the long train of carriages behind the cortege presented a very imposing appearance, demonstrating the high esteem in which the deceased was held by the community. The doctor will be missed in Medicine Lodge. Although he had traveled a great deal and practiced medicine in a great many different places, he had finally chosen this city as his home and was permanently located, and while his death was deeply regretted by all who knew him, yet they know that he has left a world of trouble and gone to a place where he will experience no more sorrow. His friends here were many, and those who knew him not personally were impressed with the gentlemanly and honorable bearing of the man and as a physician, his loss can never be replaced. Delta Lodge No. 77, A.F. & A.M. adapted a touching memoriam to his death, and Lorraine Chapter, No. 39, O.E.S., adopted appropriate resolutions, setting forth their respect for the deceased and consolation and sympathy for the bereaved family. With faith to trust in His infinite wisdom, they know that some day they will be together to be parted no more, and with this blessed assurance, they can take up the battle of life alone, striving to gain that goal of eternal happiness.

Apr 6, 1888

pg 3, col 2

Born: W.T. Rouse is the proud and happy father of a fine girl baby. Last Tuesday, April 3, was its natal day.

pg 3, col 3

Married: A wedding occurred at the Grand Hotel last Monday, in which Mr. B.R. Tanner, of Sun City, and Miss Jennie R. Logue, of Pratt county, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, by Rev. C.W. Owens, of Sun City.

pg 3, col 4

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Browder, who reside in the south part of the city, a bouncing boy of regulation weight, on last Tuesday night, the 3rd.

Apr 27, 1888, pg 3, col 2

Born: On last Monday night, to the wife of W.S. Watkins, a fine boy, who bids fair to be a live merchant.

May 4, 1888

pg 3, col 3

Married: Otis Lorton and Miss Lella J. Wright were married last night at the residence of the bride's cousins, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Thompson, Rev. Sanderson performing the ceremony.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Mr. Frank Staubus and Miss Rosa Jones were united in holy wedlock by Judge Hardy last Sunday at the bride's parents near Mingona. Mr. Staubus is a well known stock man and rancher of Mingona township, while his wife is an estimable young lady, well liked by her many friends in this county, whose best wishes the happy couple have.

May 11, 1888, pg 3, col 2

Died: On last Sunday morning,, Mary E., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Allen, aged 15 months.

Jun 8, 1888

pg 3, col 2

Died: The immortal spirit of Henry Stephen, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Robinett, winged its flight last Sunday morning from this world of sorrow and suffering to join the myriads of little angels that inhabit that eternal house above where the source of all earthly good presides. The Democrat offers its sincere condolence to the bereaved parents while indulging in the hope that the pure little soul is at rest.

pg 3, col 2

Married: On last Monday evening, at Wichita, the hands and hearts of Mr. Scott Rupert, of this city, and Miss Eva Merchant, were united in the sacred ties of matrimony. On Tuesday evening, they returned home to Medicine Lodge, and were given a hearty and generous reception at the residence of Mr. Thompson. The band turned out in full force to lend the harmony of music to the festivities, and be it said to their credit that they succeeded admirably. We congratulate the happy couple, and hope that their path through life will be smooth and that their troubles, if any, will be little ones.

pg 3, col 2

Born: The editor of this paper [David D. Leahy], after various fruitless endeavors, has at last reached the acme of mathematical calculation. He intended to have a son and heir born to him at the identical moment that the second No. of the fifth series of Democratic presidents would be nominated, and with that success that invariably accompanies all honest endeavors, the boy was born on Wednesday at 1 o'clock, Cleveland being nominated at 1:45 o'clock. When we first became aware of this apparent discrepancy of forty-five minutes, our wrath knew no bounds, but remembering that we are going on sun time, while the convention was going on railroad time - causing an actual difference of forty-five minutes between St. Louis and Caldwell, Kansas, where the young man was born - we sank back in the glorious consciousness of our success in the measurement of time. A telegram informs us that the first act of the young man's existence was to raise a howl for Grover Cleveland. It is unnecessary to state that his name will be Grover Thurman Leahy, a trinity of names that will go sliding down the bannister of history until they will land with a dull thud on the infinite depths of time. To these three distinguished Democrats, is Vo. I., No. 12 of the Democrat most respectfully dedicated.

Jun 15, 1888

pg 3, col 1

Born: George Kellogg, of Hazelton, is the father of a fine boy born last Sunday night.

pg 3, col 2

Married: Mr. Wiley Green and Miss Emma N. Winters were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Eagle Chief restaurant on Saturday, the 9th, Judge Hardy performing the ceremony. The contracting parties live near Lake City. The Democrat wishes them much happiness.

pg 3, col 2

Born: On Sunday last, at Winfield, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strong, a handsome little lady, weight nine pounds. This was the substance of a telegram from the father to the grandfather last Monday, whereupon the genial grandpa busied himself in attending to the wants of the irrigating and fumigating friends that circled around the "Grand" to extend congratulations. The Democrat, as the recognized organ of the babies, extends to the happy father and mother its most sincere congratulations and wishes them many returns of the event with a change of programme in reference to sex. Let the baby boom go on.

pg 3, col 2

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Travers, on Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock, A.M., a little son weighing 8 and three-quarter pounds. It is unnecessary to say that he is a Democrat. If the boom keeps up - and the Democrat will do its best to keep it up - this year promises to be the booming year for soothing syrups.

Jun 29, 1888

pg 3, col 1

Died: Mr. and Mrs. Hayne's youngest child died at their home in the city Tuesday and was buried Wednesday. The Democrat extends to the sorrowing parents its condolence.

pg 3, col 1

Married: John March, the popular "baggage smasher" of the Santa Fe, and Miss Birdie Ruthven were married last Wednesday evening. It is unnecessary to say that the Democrat smiles approvingly on their good judgment and wishes them a long, happy and prosperous union.

pg 3, col 2

Married: At the residence of Mr. George Smith, in Mingona, on last Tuesday evening, Mr. Harry L. Jameson, formerly of this county, now of Greely county, and Miss Etta Yates, of Mingona, Rev. Sanderson officiating. The contracting parties are well and favorably known here, but no one can wish them more connubial jollity than the Democrat.

pg 3, col 2

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. A.S. McCleary, on Monday, a bouncing, broad-shouldered, deep-chested, tariff reform Democrat, of the regulation size and weight. Thus it is that the baby boom goes merrily along. We congratulate the happy papa and mama with an earnest hope that the young gentleman will catch on to the spirit of the age and come gloriously to the front in the year 1912 and cast an unscratched Democratic vote for the nominees of the Democrat party.

Jul 6, 1888 [last issue]

pg 3, col 2

Married: Mr. M.A. Bernard and Miss Annie Gilman were married at Sharon last Wednesday.

pg 3, col 2

Born: J.B. Shanks is jumping around on three legs howling about his new addition to his family. It's a boy, three weeks old, a native of Cedar Creek, and Jim says the young man already wants to vote the Union Labor ticket.

Barber County Newspapers



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