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                                                            P. H. Albright.
                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Directory 1885.
Albright P H & Co, loans etc 118 e 9th
Albright P H, res 913 e 10th
Biographical data on P. H. Albright...
Kansas. A Cyclopedia of State History, etc. Part II. Standard Publishing Company, Chicago, 1912. Pages 1369-1371.
Penrose Hills Albright.—Success in any line of occupation, in any avenue of business, is not a matter of spontaneity, but represents the result of the application of definite subjective forces and the controlling of objective agencies in such a way as to achieve desired ends. Mr. Albright has realized a large and substantial success in the business world and his career has well exemplified the truth of the foregoing statements. He occupies today a prominent place in the financial circles of Kansas, is the controlling force in one of the most extensive mortgage loan concerns in the state, has large and varied capitalistic interests and is one of the distinctively representative men of the state. Progressive and energetic in the management of his various business interests, loyal and public-spirited as a citizen, he holds a secure position in the confidence and esteem of the community, and has contributed in large measure to the advancement of the city of Winfield, in whose still greater commercial and civic prestige he is a firm believer.
Penrose Hills Albright was born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1852, a son of Peter and Elizabeth (Hills) Albright. The Albright family dates its founding in America from the settlement of Frederick Albright in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in early Colonial days. He was a native of Germany, and the great-grandfather of the subject of this review. His son, Peter, born in 1786, served in the war of 1812 and attained the rank of captain. He died in 1876. His wife was Miss Mary Haines, the daughter of Henry Haines, a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who served as ensign in the war of the Revolution, and, who was subsequently elected six times as a member of the Pennsylvania legislature. Peter Albright and his wife were the parents of seventeen children, one of whom was Peter Albright, Jr., the father of Penrose H. Albright. According to the custom of his time, he learned a trade, that of tailor, and later became a successful farmer. At the breaking out of the Civil war he was appointed by Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, a military commissioner, with the rank of colonel. He served in this capacity until a few days before his death, which occurred on April 14, 1865, at the age of forty-one years. When a young man he married Miss Elizabeth M. Hills, the daughter of Gilbert Hills, a book publisher of East Hampton, Connecticut. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Albright removed with her children to her former home. She died in Winfield, Kansas, in 1899, aged seventy-three.

Penrose H. Albright acquired his education in the public schools of Maytown, Pennsylvania, and East Hampton, Connecticut, and in the latter town was employed, for a time, in a factory. Subsequently he read law in Columbia, Pennsylvania, and was admitted to the bar in Haddam, Connecticut, in 1874, and located for practice in East Hampton. In 1876 he came with his brother, Henry Haines Albright, to Kansas. He located at Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County, and engaged in the practice of his profession. In 1878 he entered the newspaper field, establishing the Chautauqua County Times, of which he was editor and publisher. The plant was later taken to Sedan and the paper became the Sedan Times. It was the predecessor of the Times-Journal and is now the Times-Star.
In 1881 Mr. Albright removed to Winfield, where he has since lived. With James B. Moore he formed the firm of P. H. Albright & Company, mortgage loans, the firm acting as the western representative of George W. Moore & Company, of Hartford, Connecticut. Since the opening of their offices in Winfield, the business has been of sound and continuous growth and several millions in money has been placed through them in southern Kansas and Oklahoma. The financial assistance rendered through their operations to the agriculturalists of this section has been of the greatest value in fostering development. The firms of P. H. Albright & Company, of Medford and Newkirk, Oklahoma, of which Mr. Albright is the senior member, while separate co-partnerships, work in close harmony with the Winfield office.
In the development and administration of the business of these firms, Mr. Albright has been the dominant executive and to his progressiveness, energy, and resourcefulness is due their high reputation. He is known as an able and discriminating judge of realty values and a financier of ability. He is a member of the firm of Stafford, Albright & Sadil, of Winfield, real estate brokers and abstractors of title. The business transactions of the real estate department of this firm are the most extensive in Cowley County and rank with the leading firms in the state. Mr. Albright is president of the Winfield Construction Company, paving and sewer contractors; of the Union Oil Company, and general manager of the Moore, Keeney & Albright Oil Company, both of Chautauqua County, Kansas. He is the owner of valuable tracts of choice farm lands, which are operated under his supervision. He has on his farms four groves of catalpa trees, numbering 250,000 or more. He is a lover of fine horses and has been a breeder of note. With a multiplicity of business interests, sufficiently varied and extensive to demand the constant vigilance of the usual man of affairs, he has found time to take an active part in practically every movement and enterprise affecting the development of Winfield and Cowley County. Mr. Albright was president and treasurer of the Winfield Chautauqua Association from 1891-97, resigning in the latter year; was president and treasurer of the Cowley County Fair Association for three years, and president of the Winfield Commercial Club. He has given liberally of his funds in support of Southwestern College, his donation for the building fund for Richardson Hall being the biggest local subscription received. Mr. Albright has been a lifelong Democrat. In 1886 he was elected a member of the city council of Winfield, his service covering a period of nine years—during several of which he was president of that body. He has served two terms as mayor of Winfield, being elected first in 1889 and again in 1899. He was also a member of the school board and president of that body for two years. Mr. Albright has attained the Scottish Rite degree in Masonry, is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Knights of Pythias.

On March 21, 1886, Mr. Albright married Miss Emma C. Strong, the daughter of Truman Strong, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They are the parents of three children: Caroline, Penrose, and James H. Mrs. Albright is a woman of broad culture and refinement and is popular in the social circles of Winfield, in which she is a leader.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
P. H. Albright’s new business relations will call him almost exclusively to Winfield. Sedan will thus lose an excellent citizen. Sedan Times.
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
P. H. Albright, formerly of Sedan, has taken up his resi­dence in Winfield and will become one of us. Albright is one of Chautauqua’s steadiest and brightest young men, and we are glad to welcome him among Winfield’s army of energetic young men. He will engage in the money loaning business in Cowley and adjoining counties. We trust his fondest anticipations may be fully realized.
The Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
Mr. P. H. Albright, formerly of Sedan, has located in Winfield and will go into the loan business. He is a pleasant gentleman and will be quite an acquisition to Winfield society.
The Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
In another column will be found a card from the new Loan brokers, P. H. Albright & Co. Mr. James B. Moore, of Hartford, Connecticut, is a member of the firm. He is a son of Geo. W. Moore, one of the heaviest capitalists in New England, and the new firm will take charge of all of Mr. Moore’s western loans. This will make Winfield the headquarters of Geo. W. Moore & Co.’s interests, and when it is known they have placed about fifty millions in western mortgages, it isn’t a very small thing.
The Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO., have opened a loan & Real Estate office in this city. They will do a general loaning business throughout the Southern portion of this State. They get their money from first hands and can close loans at once, giving the lowest rates of interest. All interest on loans negotiated through Gilbert & Jarvis or Jarvis, Conklin & Co., for Geo W. Moore & Co., or the Traveler’s Insurance Company, is now made payable at this office. They have $50,000 that must be invested by Feb. 1st, 1882, and desire that amount of good applications.
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
P. H. Albright is putting up a fine sign and proposes advertising his loan business to the people.
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
The establishment of the firm of P. H. Albright & Company in this city promises our farmers a better and quicker method of obtaining money when they want it, than they have heretofore had. This firm keeps money sufficient on hand to supply all who may borrow of them, as soon as the papers are signed. They inform us that they now have $50,000, which must be loaned at once, and consequently they will offer it at the lowest rates. They also have a reasonable amount of capital which they wish to invest in securities and town property.
All the business connected with the loans heretofore made for Geo. W. Moore & Co., and the Traveler’s Insurance, of Hart­ford, Connecticut, by Gilbert, Jarvis & Company, and Jarvis, Conklin & Company, will hereafter be under the exclusive control of P. H. Albright & Company, which latter named firm will receipt for interest on all said loans.

Mr. Jas. B. Moore, of Hartford, will remain here during the winter, in the office with P. H. Albright & Company, and will be a valuable assistant in getting the business of the new firm under full headway.
Mr. Albright, the senior member of the firm, is well known in Southern Kansas, and has perhaps the best financial backing in the east of any young man in our state. We predict for the new firm a nice run of business.
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
James B. Moore, of the firm of G. W. Moore & Co., of Hart­ford, Connecticut, will remain here in the office with P. H. Albright & Co. most of the winter.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
The Money Loaning Business. After years of various speculation, it seems now to be a settled fact that the West, and especially this section of the West, will need Eastern capital for many years to come. Several heavy Connecticut capitalists and corporations who have been casting about for a locality to invest their capital have selected Southern Kansas as being a safe place to invest in, and as the railroads make Winfield a very convenient point, have chosen this city for a center of operations.
Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., two Connecticut youths, will have the management of the funds. They will pay that money down as soon as papers are signed and there need be no delay in obtaining money from them.
Mr. James B. Moore, of the firm of Geo. W. Moore & Co., of Hartford, Connecticut, will  make his headquarters at this office for the winter. These people have already over one million dollars invested in this section of the State and are certainly in a position to furnish money with as little expense to the farmers as any in the business. During the past week Mr. James B. Moore has approved and paid to the farmers over $17,000.
Cowley County Courant, January 19, 1882.
P. H. Albright & Co. have moved into the rooms recently vacated by Gilbert & Fuller, over the post office, and are fixed up in fine shape. Mr. S. L. Gilbert will remain in the office with the new firm and assist them with their business.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
We would call attention to the new advertisement of P. H. Albright & Co. The fact that the firm has charge of such a very large amount of Eastern capital is a guarantee that they are honored and trusted by the most prudent of men, those who have money, and that they can furnish money on the most favorable terms.
[Note: Ad did not appear in January 19, 1882, issue.]
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., have taken the front rooms, upstairs, in the post office building, and have fitted them up nicely. They put up a mammoth sign, Tuesday, across the front of the building.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

James B. Moore, representing the Travelers Insurance Co. and Geo. W. Moore & Co., of Hartford Connecticut, will make his headquarters with P. H. Albright & Co., in Winfield this winter. Mr. Moore contends all the western loans of the Travelers Insurance Co., and Geo. W. Moore and Co., which amounts to over one million dollars. He is one of the pleasantest gentlemen we ever met and as a businessman has no equal in the west.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
Money Loaning. Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., are making quite a revolution in the money-loaning business. They have approved and paid twenty-five thousand dollars worth of loans since the first of January. On the old plan of having to send the papers east to have them approved, it would have taken two months to do the business that they do in fifteen days. Now the parties who furnish the money are here on the ground themselves and as soon as an application is made, they examine the property and pay the money without further ado. They start business here controlling more capital than any firm in the state, and this is the reason why they can give such excellent rates. Parties who want loans should give Messrs. Albright & Co., a call. Their officers are in the front rooms over the post office.
Cowley County Courant, January 26, 1882.
James B. Moore is riding every day now, cold as it is, approving loans and issuing drafts for P. H. Albright & Co., the new loan agents.
AD: P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO. (One of the most reliable loaning companies in the West.)  Have now opened an office in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
P. H. Albright of the firm of P. H. Albright & Co., Loan Brokers, has deposited $10 in M. L. Read’s bank, which is to be paid the first Cowley County farmer who brings in a stalk of 1882 corn that measures 10 feet.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
If you wish to make a loan on your farm, call on P. H. Albright & Co., over the post office, Winfield, Kansas. Money paid on the spot and no delay.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
Reward. A reward of $1,000.00 will be paid for the name of any man or set of men in Cowley County, who can lend money on real estate at as low rates as P. H. Albright & Co.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
Enemies of God and Man.
Among others the following are the enemies of man:
Horse thieves,
Cattle thieves,
Hog thieves,
Chicken thieves,
and loan agents who knowingly will loan more money on a piece of land than it is worth; taking large commissions from the borrower and defrauding the lender.

On the contrary, among the noblest creatures of God’s handiwork, is the honorable loan agent, who takes ample security and a legitimate commission for his pay, all of which is a preface to the remark, which deserves to be widely known, that P. H. Albright & Co., of Winfield, Kansas, have procured a large sum of money which they must loan during the present month, and that from necessity they have put down the rate of interest one percent for the present. For the next thirty days at least they will make loans at 7 and 8 percent, with small commission, and at 9 percent straight, without commission. These are lower rates than have ever been offered to the people of Cowley County before.
Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.
Interest on real estate has dropped one percent, per annum, at the office of P. H. Albright & Co.
Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.
Mr. James B. Moore has received advices from his firm at Hart­ford, Connecticut, of the immediate want of $100,000 of first-class farm loans in Southern Kansas, and has given P. H. Albright & Co., instructions to procure their share at the lowest rates and they are now prepared to loan at 7 and 8 percent interest. Just how long this will last is an unsolved question, but during the next thirty days, loans can be made and paid for at a moment’s notice. Money paid to the farmer the moment he signs the papers. With our past knowledge it does seem as if the farmers of this section have never had as good a chance to procure money at such low rates, or on such short notice, and all who want money this spring should call on us at once. We guaran­tee that we can give better terms than any loaning firm in Cowley County, and are ready to close and pay for $100,000 worth of loans at any time.
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
The Sedan Times furnishes this good one on a couple of Winfield’s most prominent young men.
“A good steal. When P. H. Albright & Co. took charge of Geo. W. Moore & Co.’s loans in Southern Kansas, their attention was called to a small farm in this county which was enclosed with a good wire fence, and was covered with a mortgage in favor of G. W. Moore & Co. Mr. Albright, while passing the same place a short time ago, noticed the fence had disappeared, and he alight­ed from his buggy to make a closer inspection, when to his surprise, not even a post hole could be found. When he got back to Winfield, he began to tell his partner (Jas. B. Moore) of the theft of the wire fence, whereupon he inquired if they had stolen the posts. ‘Posts! H__l yes!’ ejaculated Albright, ‘and the holes too!’”
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
Cowley County Courant, March 23, 1882.
P. H. Albright returned from Sedan Thursday evening. He has been over there nearly a week, most of which time we presume was squandered sitting up to that lovely piece of humanity of the female persuasion. Albright reports everything lovely over east, and from the faraway look in his eye, he will go over again soon just to place a few loans.
Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
James Bradley, ex-county Superintendent of Chautauqua County, has accepted a situation in the land office of P. H. Albright & Co., of this city, and will move his family here from Sedan in the coming week, and will make Winfield his future home. We are always pleased to welcome such young men as Mr. Bradley to Winfield.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
Loans closed in thirty minutes from time of making an application.

Keep our money in M. L. Read’s Bank.
No delay and no lies told.
Call on us before borrowing elsewhere. P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO., Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
Cattle for Sale. We have 100 three year old steers and 60 two year old steers, nearly all of them domestics, all first class, and in good condition to take the grass, which we want to sell during the next thirty days. They are located three miles from Sedan, Chautauqua County, and can be bought in lots to suit the purchaser. For further particulars call on or address P. H. Albright at Winfield, or H. H. Albright at Sedan.
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
CATTLE FOR SALE. We have one hundred three-year-old steers, and sixty two-year-old steers, nearly all of them domestics, all first-class and in good condition to take the grass, which we want to sell during the next thirty days. They are located three miles from Sedan, Chautauqua County, and can be bought in lots to suit the purchaser. For further particulars, call on us or address. P. H. Albright, at Winfield, or H. H. Albright, Sedan.
Cowley County Courant, April 27, 1882.
We will give five dollars reward for the first loaf of bread baked from this year’s wheat crop, by a Cowley County farmer’s wife or daughter (the latter preferred), accompanied by a photo­graph of the baker, and brought to our office.
P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO., Loan Brokers.
Cowley County Courant, April 27, 1882.
A strange case of paralysis is reported from Cedarvale, in Chautauqua County. A twelve or fifteen year old son of A. Halverson, a wealthy farmer living near Cedarvale, has been dropping corn for a week or so, and last Friday he became para­lyzed from his waist to his feet, and in spite of all the efforts of medical attendants, the little fellow seemed to have received no relief up to Sunday evening, when P. H. Albright, our infor­mant, left there.
P. H. Albright, attorney...
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
This is Court week and our lion-like attorneys are in clover. The following gentlemen are present: A. J. Pyburn of La Mars, Missouri; C. R. Mitchell, of Geuda Springs; Senator Hackney, Judge McDonald, Judge Tipton, Jas. O’Hare, Henry E. Asp, S. D. Pryor, J. F. McMullen, D. C. Beach, O. M. Seward, J. E. Allen, A. P. Johnson, James McDermott, P. H. Albright, T. H. Soward, Geo. H. Buckman, M. G. Troup, and County Attorney Jennings.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
P. H. Albright & Co., will discount Real Estate Mortgage Notes.
Cowley County Courant, May 25, 1882.
They keep a good time piece in P. H. Albright & Co.’s office. This afternoon Jim Moore went down to the office and wrote about forty letters he had laid aside for Sunday work, in order to get them started on the 3:55 Santa Fe train. Completing his work at the last minute in order to reach the mail, he rushed to the post office like a mad stag, and yelled to the mailing clerk: “Here, I want these to go sure!” “All right,” said the modest young man, “they will go surely Monday morning. The Santa Fe train has been gone half an hour.” Moore didn’t say much, but then he had a thought or two.

Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.
P. H. Albright, who has been over attending to some business interests in Chautauqua County the past ten days, returned to Winfield Saturday evening.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
P. H. Albright and J. B. Moore got lost last week amidst the waters and mud of Chautauqua and Elk Counties, and wandered around until Saturday night, when they met a train at Elk Falls and escaped to Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
W. W. Limbocker says he is raising a premium hill of corn, and means to take in Albright & Co.’s $10. He will have to keep it well measured, as there are something like twenty fellows after that premium.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
H. C. McDorman was in from Grouse Saturday and reports his corn to be tasseling. He thinks some of his corn is large enough to carry off the $10 reward of P. H. Albright & Co.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
There were several ten foot stalks of corn brought in Saturday to take the P. H. Albright & Co., premium, but several of them did not show up after they found the premium had been taken two days before.
P. H. Albright dined on roasting ears at Ben Clover’s in Windsor Township Tuesday. How does this sound for a Fourth of July local? Our Illinois friends who have not yet plowed their corn will hereafter be willing to accord to Kansas that meed of praise which she deserves.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
THE PREMIUM CORN. P. H. Albright & Co.’s $10.00 Premium for the First 10 Foot Corn Stalk Carried Off By Fairview Township.
The $10 reward of P. H. Albright & Co., was carried off last Thursday, June 29, by E. W. Donahue, residing ten miles up the Walnut, in Fairview Township, who produced two stalks of corn that filled the bill, measuring ten feet four inches from base to tip. It was taken from a three acre field on the Walnut bottom, which was planted March 20th, and only cultivated twice. The hill was not nurtured for the purpose nor selected as the largest in the field, for there were many the height desired. The farm on which it was raised joins that of Mr. T. S. Green, the gentleman who brought in the sample of white rye noticed in the last issue of the COURIER. There were a great many farmers looking toward securing this premium, and some of them would have carried it off on Wednesday, June 28th, if they had been able to get to town. Another stalk was brought in Saturday from Liberty Township that measured 10 feet six inches. Messrs. Albright & Co., immediately expressed it to Hartford, Connecticut. They also sent a sample of Col. Loomis’ volunteer wheat, which went 20 bushels to the acre.
The Premium stalk of corn is on exhibition at the COURIER office. Messrs. Albright & Co., have also offered a premium of $5 for the first loaf of bread made by a Cowley County farmer’s wife, from wheat grown this year.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.

The Premium Loaf. The premium offered by Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co., for the first loaf of bread made of flour from this year’s wheat by a Cowley County farmer’s wife was captured last week by Mrs. S. W. Hughes, of Beaver Township, on July 15th. The loaf is still on exhibition at Messrs. Albright & Co.’s office, and the premium of five dollars has been paid.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.
Now is the time for the farmers to get out their big ears of corn. P. H. Albright & Co., offer one cent a grain for the ear with the largest number of grains brought in by Nov. 1st. The COURIER has entered an ear grown by L. J. Darnell which carries 1,296 grains.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.
From the Cambridge News..
P. H. Albright, of Winfield, was in town Friday and made the News a call.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.
A gentleman the other day wanted to know whether P. H. Albright & Co.’s premiums were offered in good faith or not. Each and every premium they have offered so far have been paid in cash without delay. They are reliable and the man who has the ear of corn with the largest number of grains on Nov. 1st will get a cent a grain for it, even if it has fifty thousand grains on it. So now bring on your big corn.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
Premium Corn. The premium of a cent a grain offered by P. H. Albright & Co., for the ear of corn with the greatest number of grains on it, was awarded to L. J. Darnell of Silverdale. It was grown on Grouse Creek, was of the white variety, counted 1,926 grains, and weighed a plump pound after being shelled. There were a large number of entries for the prize. An ear of corn with nineteen hundred grains on it is a rarity in any country. Mr. Darnell’s ear was a valuable one.
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1882.
Stick a pin here. P. H. Albright & Co., will buy mortgages, whether they run for one, two, three, four, or five years.
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1882.
P. H. Albright & Co., will pay liberally for any product of Cowley County that is unusually large and fine. They desire to make a collection.
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1882.
Get terms of all the other loan agents in Cowley County, and then go to the office of P. H. Albright & Co., and get them discounted. We can and will loan at a less rate of interest than any other firm in this county. P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
The following officers were elected at the institution of Walnut Valley Lodge No. 70, Knights of Pythias.
S. L. Gilbert, P. C. C.; Quincy A. Glass, C. C.; C. C. Green, V. C. C.; P. F. Jones, P.; Wm. Whiting, M. of F.; L. B. Stone, M. of E.; P. H. Albright, M. at A.; G. H. Buckman, K. R. & S.; C. Harris, O. G.; Geo. Hudson, I. G.
The following resolution was unanimously adopted: “Resolved, That a vote of thanks be tendered by this Lodge to P. G. C. Lyon and D. G. C. Harris, of the Grand Lodge, and to Warwick Lodge No. 144, for their attendance and service in the institution of this Lodge.”

Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Mr. and Mrs. Albro, Misses Ida McDonald, Cora Berkey, Ettie Robinson, Jennie Hane, and Jessie Millington, and Messrs. Noble, Berkey, Miner, Davis, Albright, Wilson, Zenor, Nixon, and others of Winfield, and Conductor and Mrs. Miller of Arkansas City, attended the Opera at Wichita Monday evening.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
What Our People Did During the Holidays.
Judge Albright took his Christmas dinner at Sedan, where his mother resides.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1883.
We do not advertise money at 7 percent and then charge 10 percent. We are not that kind of chickens. P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1883.
P. H. Albright & Co., will edit a column of this paper during the next few months.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1883. Editorial Page.
In assuming editorial duties it is customary for editors to start off by declaring a set of principles made expressly for the occasion. Following this time honored rule, we declare:
In religion we believe in a hell for hypocrites and a heaven for mothers.
On prohibition we are in favor of an amendment prohibiting manufacturers from using plug tobacco to give body to eight dollar whiskey.
In politics we favor free schools, National Banks, legitimate protection to American industries, protection against monopolies, civil service reform, two cent letter postage, and old Ben Butler for President.
Nothing will appear in this column that is crowded out by “Pap” Millington or Ed. Greer. Its teachings will be good and the whole work of such a character as will have a tendency to the elevation of the good people of Cowley County to the rooms over the Post Office, where they can borrow money at better rates and on better terms than from any person loaning money in this county . . . .
As an inducement to the payment of this mortgage we offered to release for the above figures. These people were very poor with a large family. In fact, Mrs. _____ was the mother of triplets and we think several pair of twins, and you know what the “good Book” says about being rough on the widows and twins. Yours truly, P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO.
We admit that we lied a little in this letter, as we might have got the whole bonus if we had stuck for it, but as we are not church members, and bound for hades anyway, we might as well go there for all there is in it. . . .
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
P. H. Albright is down with the mumps. Judge Bard has just recovered from a similar attack.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
We see by the Sedan papers that Mr. H. H. Albright, a brother of our P. H. Albright, was elected mayor of that thriving little city. He was the Prohibition candidate. This is a pretty good showing, as Sedan has generally been considered an anti-prohibition town.

Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.
                 Program of the Kansas Press Association at Winfield, May 9th and 10th.
1. Wednesday, May 9th, 11:30 a.m. Meeting at Santa Fe depot with band and carriages. Guests carried to the places assigned to them.
2. 2 o’clock p.m. Meeting at the Opera House. Song by the Arion Quartette. Address of welcome by M. G. Troup. Response. Business of the Association.
3. 8 p.m. Ball at the Opera House.
4. Thursday 9 a.m. Excursion in carriages to parks, quarries, factories, and other places of supposed interest in and about Winfield.
5. 2 o’clock. Meeting at Opera House. Song. Business of the Association.
6. 8 o’clock p.m. Meeting at the Opera House. Song. Business of the Association. Addresses, toasts, etc.
Reception: Mayor, Geo. Emerson; Ex-Mayor, M. G. Troup; C. C. Black; Ed. P. Greer; Geo. Rembaugh; D. A. Millington.
Entertainment: J. P. Short, C. E. Fuller, S. L. Gilbert, R. C. Story, W. C. Robinson.
Excursion: H. E. Asp, P. H. Albright, J. B. Lynn, A. T. Spotswood.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
P. H. Albright went over to Sedan Tuesday to see his mother off for a summer’s visit with friends in the east.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
P. H. Albright & Co., made a loan of six thousand dollars last week, which is probably the largest loan ever made on one farm by a Winfield firm.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
Mr. D. E. Gurney and Mr. Albright contrived a charming little picnic last Saturday afternoon in Limbocker’s grove. The fortunate ones who attended enjoyed the picnic immensely. The races were excellent.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
P. H. Albright took upon himself the work of procuring, sending out, and receiving the teams with which large numbers of visitors excurted about the city and vicinity. He was very helpful in various other ways and has our cordial thanks.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                Where the Money Came From.
The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.
P. H. Albright & Co. gave $5.00.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

Humboldt Union: “. . . For favors and courtesies shown us while at Winfield, we are under obligations to P. H. Albright, J. H. McRory, and others of her citizens. The latter gentleman is agent for Adams Express Company at Winfield and formerly filled the same position at Humboldt.”
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
Loans on the installment plan at Albright & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
P. H. Albright left Tuesday for Hartford, Connecticut, on a business trip.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
Messrs. Kerr, Blair, and Ewart of Nevada, Ohio, and Mr. P. H. Albright, of Winfield, will soon open a new bank in this city. The high standing and excellent business qualifications and wide acquaintance of Mr. Albright will insure the new firm a good business from the start.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
At the rate the corn is growing this week, P. H. Albright & Co., will have to pay about $20 for the big stalk they have offered $1 a foot for.
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
Money on short time, either personal, chattel, or real estate security, at P. H. Albright & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
The new banking firm is to be composed of Messrs. Kerr, Blair, Ewart, and Albright, and will represent a personal responsibility of about a million dollars. They have leased the Page building, which will be occupied until suitable lots for a new building can be secured. The bank will open for business about August first.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.
P. H. Albright & Co., will pay $1.00 per foot for the tallest stalk of corn brought to their office on or before Sept. 1st. Corn to be grown in Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
P. H. Albright has decided to hedge on his proposition to pay one dollar per foot for the tallest stalk of corn raised in the county this year. He now says he will not pay more than forty dollars, as forty foot corn is as tall as he thinks it proper to encourage.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
Master George McClellan Coulter, of Beaver Township, brings in the premium stock of corn so far. It is fifteen feet, five inches high, and carries two fine ears, the largest of which is over nine feet from the ground. It is an elegant stalk and if none taller is brought in, will capture $15.50 from P. H. Albright & Co. It is on exhibition at this office.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
The loan office of P. H. Albright & Co. will be removed to the new bank, across the street, this week.
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.
P. H. Albright & Co.’s office is now comfortably located in the Farmers Bank building.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
S. L. Gilbert takes the rooms vacated by P. H. Albright & Co., and will conduct his land, loan, and insurance business therein.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.

For real estate loans go to P. H. Albright at the Farmers Bank. Low rates, no delay, and no lies told.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
The Premium Corn Stalk.
On Saturday Messrs. P. H. Albright and Co. awarded their premium of one dollar per foot for the tallest stalk of corn grown in Cowley County this year, to Master George McClellan Coulter of Beaver Township. The stalk was fifteen feet five inches long and Master George received the firm’s check for $15.42 and went home rejoicing. There were about forty competitors for the prize. The stalk will be on exhibition in the COURIER office until the next crop comes in.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
$30. Special Premium for Corn.
P. H. Albright & Co. at the County Fair will pay a premium of $30; $15 to the 1st, $10 to the 2nd and $5 to the 3rd, for the three bushels of corn brought to the Fair having the least number of ears to the bushel: a bushel to weigh 75 lbs., and no person to take more than one premium. Corn to be raised by party claiming premium.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
$50. Special Premium for Corn.
P. H. Albright & Co. at the County Fair will pay a premium of $30; $15 to the 1st, $10 to the 2nd, and $5 to the 3rd, for the three bushels of corn brought to the Fair having the least number of ears to the bushel—a bushel to weigh 75 lbs., and no person to take more than one premium. Corn to be raised by party claiming premium.
Excerpt from lengthy article...
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
As you pass on and step into the Agricultural Hall, you are struck with wonderment at the magnificence of the display. Enormous squashes, corpulent pumpkins, and obese melons, and, arranged in various ways, about one hundred and twenty different varieties of vegetables greet the eye. Stowed in one corner are the fifty bushels of corn entered for P. H. Albright’s special premium, some of the ears as large as sticks of stove wood, and there is a glorious company of potatoes and onions. Prominent in this hall are the collections of grains and grasses exhibited by Jas. F. Martin and          , both of Vernon Township, in competition for the special premium of M. L. Read’s Bank, the former containing forty-two different varieties and both being very nicely arranged. Down at the farther end of this hall is a “layout” of every variety of apple and peach that ever grew on a tree, and such fruit as it is! One is instantly imbued, on seeing this array, with the reality of Cowley’s fruit productiveness. It is splendid evidence that this county is destined to rank with any county in the State for fruit. In one corner of this building is the Farm and Household display, embracing the bread, butter, cakes, jellies, etc., under the superintendency of Mrs. J. F. Martin. Jacob Nixon and J. W. Millspaugh seem to be the “hosts” in this hall, and after being shown around among the agricultural wonders, you leave with an exalted opinion of Cowley’s mammoth productiveness.

Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
P. H. Albright has his premium corn on exhibition at the Farmers Bank and it attracts much attention. There is about fifty bushels, and P. H. is sending some of it to different parts of the east to show them what kind of corn we raise in Cowley. It makes just forty-seven ears of it to make a bushel.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
To say that the Fair which closed Friday was a success, is putting it mildly. It was simply the grandest exposition of material prosperity any county in Kansas has ever known. Every department was thoroughly represented. Perhaps the largest and best display was that shown in the agricultural hall. Much of this was called out by the lively competition for P. H. Albright’s liberal special premium of $15 for the bushel of corn containing the least number of ears. There were forty-seven competitors and the first premium was finally awarded to Mr. Geo. Woner, of Rock Township, who furnished a bushel of corn weighing seventy-five lbs., containing only forty-seven ears. Aside from this there were oceans of potatoes and cabbage, pumpkins and beets, big and little onions, and sweet potatoes, six of which made a bushel. Mr. W. C. Hayden’s splendid display was one of the most noticeable features of the vegetable department.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
PREMIUM CORN. The Albright special premium had twenty-seven entries. The best was the bushel weighing 75 pounds, which contained the least number of ears. The weighing ran all the way from 59 to 47 ears to 75 pounds. The first premium, of $15, was awarded to Mr. Geo. Woner, of Rock, whose bushel contained 47 ears, and the second, of $10, to J. M. Jarvis, also 47 ears. The third was awarded to Mr. T. W. Foster, of Vernon, with 50 ears to the bushel. When the judges were about through, Mr. T. H. Jackson came in with a bushel which counted out 41½ ears to 75 pounds, but he was too late for competition.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.
Mrs. Albright has been in the city for the past week visiting her son, P. H. Albright.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
Mrs. Albright has been in the city for the past week visiting her son, P. H. Albright.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.
WM. L. BLAIR, President.
P. H. ALBRIGHT, Vice President.
O. C. EWART, Cashier.
M. H. EWART, Assistant Cashier.
                                 THE FARMERS BANK, WINFIELD, KANSAS,
                                           CAPITAL AND ASSETS, $500,000.
                            A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
Wm. L. Blair, President, Nevada Deposit Bank, Nevada, Ohio.
Robert Kerr, President, Farmers Bank, Marion, Ohio.

O. C. Ewart, of Kerr, Blair & Ewart, Bankers, Nevada, Ohio.
James A. Blair, of Commercial Bank, Tiffin, Ohio.
P. H. Albright, of P. H. Albright & Co., Winfield, Kansas.
The partners will be individually liable to the full extent of their private fortunes for the debts of the Bank.
N. Y. Correspondent: First National Bank.
Kansas City Correspondent: Bank of Commerce.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
A new bank has been organized at Sedan, with H. H. Albright, President; P. H. Albright, Vice President; E. W. Davis, Cashier; and M. B. Light, Jr., Assistant Cashier. This bank will be ready for business January 1st.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
P. H. Albright was listed as a stockholder in the association. He held two shares.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
The Courier Surmises
That P. H. Albright is considered by the ladies to be the handsomest bachelor in the city, and if he isn’t careful, will be taken in on a Leap Year proposal.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
P. H. Albright has removed his real estate loan business from the Farmers Bank to Hackney’s building on Ninth Avenue.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
P. H. Albright has severed his connection with the Farmers Bank and moved his Real Estate Loan office to W. P. Hackney’s building on Ninth Avenue. W. W. Limbocker will occupy the building with him, and engage in the Real Estate business. After April 1st they will occupy the entire building, and intend by hard work and fair dealing to merit the continued favor of an intelligent public.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
W. P. Hackney has leased his Ninth Avenue office to P. H. Albright for a year and removed to his building near the East boarding house. H. G. Fuller & Co. will occupy the property they recently purchased, next to August Kadau’s shoe shop. Senator Hackney is going a good piece out of town, but his reputation is such that distance will lend no disenchantment.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
                                                        Notice of Dissolution.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between W. L. Blair, Robert Kerr, Jas. A. Blair, O. C. Ewart, and P. H. Albright, is this day by mutual consent dissolved by the withdrawal of P. H. Albright from the firm. The remaining parties will continue the business of the Farmers Bank.
P. H. Albright will continue his loan business in W. P. Hackney’s building on Ninth Avenue.

Winfield, March 10th, 1884.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
P. H. Albright personally controls at the present time over $400,000 and is the party to borrow of, as he can accept payment of a mortgage at any time—even the next day after it is made.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Limbocker & Albright will take pleasure in showing strangers both county and city property which they have on their book to sell, and they have the best in the market.
Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.
The Baptist Sewing Circle of Arkansas City, this week, issued invitations to persons at Winfield and at home, to a social gathering to be held yesterday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation.
From the former were Rev. Cairns and wife; Mr. Johnson and wife; E. H. Bliss and wife; Mr. Hickok and wife; Mr. Gilbert and wife; Mr. Hunt and wife; Mr. Silliman and wife; Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Wait, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix; Misses C. Bliss and Tyner.
The following were from this city: Mr. Stacy Matlack and wife; Mr. Geo. Cunningham and wife; Mr. Wyckoff and wife; Mr. Allen Ayers and wife; Mr. H. P. Standley and wife; Mr. C. W. Coombs and wife; Mrs. Matlack, Mrs. Clevinger, Mrs. Klapf, Mrs. Landes, Mrs. C. T. Atkinson, Mrs. Loveland, Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. T. C. Bird, Mrs. C. C. Hollister, Mrs. B. Goff, Mrs. Cypher, Mrs. H. W. Stewart, Mrs. Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Chapin, Miss Blaine, Miss Fitch, Miss Anna Hunt, Miss Jennie Upton, Mrs. Lent, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Rev. Wood and wife. Twelve came from Winfield, in the bus, and the remainder in carriages. They expressed themselves as very much pleased with the appearance of our city. At one o’clock, a delicious “lap-a-mince,” consisting of dessert, cake, and ice cream was served. The guests are under obligations to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder for a very enjoyable time. The receipts were about $25.00, which will be placed in the general fund for building the new Baptist Church in this city.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
From the Arkansas City Republican.

The Baptist Sewing Circle of Arkansas City, this week, issued invitations to persons at Winfield and at home, to a social gathering to be held Friday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation. From Winfield were: Rev. Cairns and wife, Mr. Johnson and wife, E. H. Bliss and wife, Mr. Johnson and wife, E. H. Bliss and wife, Mr. Hickok and wife, Mr. Gilbert and wife, Mr. Hunt and wife, Mr. Silliman and wife, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Waite, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phoenix, Misses C. Bliss and Tyner. Twelve came from Winfield in the bus, and the remainder in carriages. They expressed themselves as very much pleased with the appearance of our city.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.
A Special Bargain. The Dr. Davis farm adjoining Winfield, with ten acres of orchard, fifteen acres of blue grass, one hundred acres in cultivation, a good house, spring and well, suitable to be made into suburban lots. Twenty-five acres overlooking the entire city. Price $10,000. This place is worth $16,000. Call on or address Limbocker & Albright.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Mr. H. H. Albright, brother of our P. H., was over from Sedan Saturday, taking in the liveliest town in the southwest.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
The semi-annual election of officers of Chevalier Lodge No. 70, Knights of Pythias, occurred Tuesday night, when the following were elected for the ensuing term.
C. C., W. H. Dawson; P. C., G. H. Buckman; V. C., M. G. Troup; P., C. C. Green; M at A., J. Finkleburg; K. R. & S., L. H. Webb; M. of F., Q. A. Glass; M. of E., P. H. Albright.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
P. H. Albright came over from Winfield Tuesday morning. He wanted to return home on the evening freight, but reached the depot just in time to be too late. We wonder how the Winfield fellows will like bumping on the old freight cars now, anyway.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
P. H. Albright left Sunday afternoon for a six week’s visit in the East, stopping over to view the Democratic drama at Chicago. During his absence, H. H. Albright, of Sedan, will have charge of the real estate business of P. H. Albright & Co., in this city, assisted by the corpulent and clerical Grant Stafford.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
P. H. Albright was listed as a stockholder in the Association.
The following special premiums are offered by the citizens of Cowley County. Parties wishing to compete for them must enter articles same as in other class, and must also comply with the instructions and requests named in the premium.
President J. F. Martin will have charge of this department, make assignment of articles, and appoint the necessary judges.

$5.00. For ten Irish Potatoes entered on the 1st day of the Fair and weighed on the last day. Heaviest weight, $3.00; second weight, $2.00. All potatoes entered for this premium to be the property of A. H. Doane & Co. BY P. M. ALBRIGHT.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A Valuable Farm for Sale at a Sacrifice. A chance for big money to be made. Before renting for another year, I will sell my farm adjoining the City of Winfield for less money then it will ever be offered for again. This proposition will hold for 10 days only, after which it will be for rent. Parties desiring a bargain and the best bargain now on this market, will find it to their interest to call on me at office of Troup & Jennings, for the next five days, or on Albright and Limbocker Real Estate Agents for the next ten days; after this, it will be withdrawn. I mean business. W. R. DAVIS, M. D.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.
Mr. G. Gillman, of Omnia Township, adds to our agricultural collection this week four ears of corn this year’s growth. One ear is of the yellow variety eleven inches long and well matured. Two others were not so long, but carry sixteen rows, which makes the ear very large and heavy. Mr. Gillman will be after P. H. Albright’s corn premium at the fair.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
Albright’s Special Premium.
Mr. P. H. Albright’s special thirty dollar premium should be competed for by every farmer in Cowley County. Bring in a bushel of your best corn on the first day of the fair and let the World know what Cowley can do in the corn line. Mr. Albright’s premium is as follows.
THIRTY DOLLARS: For the bushel of corn grown in Cowley County this year, weighing seventy pounds and containing the least number of ears. The Premium is drawn in as follows: Fifteen dollars to first; Ten dollars to second; and five dollars to third. Corn must be entered on the first day of the fair and judged on the last.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Limbocker & Albright will take pleasure in showing strangers both county and city property, which they have on their book to sell, and they have the best in the market.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Philip Hills, a cousin of P. H. Albright, arrived Tuesday from Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Dickenson College, and has been reading law for two years. He will finish his law studies in the office of Henry E. Asp.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
SPECIAL PREMIUMS. By P. H. Albright & Co., $30 for the bushel of corn weighing 70 pounds with least number of ears: T. H. Jackson, $15; M. P. Raw, $10; Silas Kennedy, $5.
H. H. Albright, brother of P. H. Albright, dies...
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
DIED. P. H. Albright received by wire Monday the sad intelligence of the death of his brother, H. H. Albright, in Connecticut, where he had gone from this city but a few weeks before. He had been suffering for some time with an affection of the lungs and the change of climate was made to alleviate this disease, but it seems to have only hastened the inevitable. P. H., accompanied by the wife of the deceased, left immediately for Connecticut. During his absence Grant Stafford has charge of the business of P. H. Albright & Co.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.

Go to P. H. Albright & Co., for real estate loans when you want the money promptly and on the safest and most reasonable terms.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.
Mistaken Identity. P. H. Albright relates an exciting personal experience on his way to Connecticut, from where he has just returned. Arriving at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, about 9 p.m., he got off the train and sauntered up the street to hunt up a newsboy, when he was tackled by a suspicious looking fellow with the query “Didn’t you come through from St. Louis today?” An affirmative answer was given and thinking the man up to some confidence game, P. H. began to move toward his train, from which he had gone some distance. Another fellow soon stepped up and began to shake interrogations at Mr. Albright. This convinced him that he was in bad hands, in a wicked city, and he began to answer them on the move, when they stopped him and said, “Guess you’re the man we want.” P. H. didn’t understand this and, as they were in citizens’ clothes, he demanded identification to the claim of detectives, which the conductors of the train soon did. After informing his sister-in-law, who was accompanying him, of the trouble, and starting her safely on the road, he was marched off to the police station, where, after all the proof at hand that he was “the man,” he was marched off up the street. It was the night after the election, when Republican Pittsburgh was alive with Plumed Knights and every street was jammed with shouting people, then believing Blaine elected. He was compelled in going through the street accompanied by the officers to march for the first time in a Republican procession. He had explained the situation and offered, to avoid the bastille, to pay men for guarding him at any hotel till morning, when he knew telegrams would soon show up his innocence, but was refused. The dark, awful city jail was soon reached, at that time fairly swarming with criminals of all classes. Things looked gloomy, but he had to stand it and was marched in. He made them promise, however, to grant his first request in part, by sending in a trusty official to keep him company during the night. The excitement of politics had filled the jail with a howling mob, making the thought of spending a night there hideous. Soon the chief of police arrived, re-examined Mr. Albright, and after a brief consultation with others, told the keeper to let out the prisoner. P. H. was escorted to a first-class hotel and told that “they were mistaken in their man.” It seems that a man of about Mr. Albright’s description had committed deviltry in St. Louis and gone out on the same train that carried P. H., followed by telegrams for arrest. Detectives were at the trains in all the large cities, and seeing P. H. as he stepped off at Pittsburgh, spotted him. When the telegraph announced the Pittsburgh arrest, the answer came from St. Louis that the culprit had been arrested at another place, relieving Mr. Albright from the worst dilemma of his life. On such a journey as his, en route to the scene of a brother’s sudden death, this delay was peculiarly unfortunate and trying, and one for which there was no redress.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.

The Grim Destroyer’s Work. P. H. Albright, who arrived from the east Monday night, reports that his brother, Henry, had been feeling extra well for several days before his death, and that while out riding with an uncle at East Hampton, Connecticut, on the morning of the 3rd, he was suddenly taken with paralysis of the brain, resulting from Brights Disease. He became completely unconscious half an hour after the attack and breathed for an hour longer. He suffered no pain. He was buried from the home of an aunt on the 8th and his funeral was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
RECAP. The Travelers Insurance Company, Plaintiff, against Myron F. Munson and Jennie A. Munson, Defendants. (HENRY E. ASP, P. H. ALBRIGHT, Attorneys for Plaintiff.) Petition to be answered by Jan. 15, 1885. Sum: $624 + interest on promissory note. Real estate involved: some in Cowley, some in Butler.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Go to P. H. Albright & Co. for real estate loans when you want the money promptly and on the safest and most reasonable terms.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
P. H. Albright & Co. Loan Brokers. Since opening business here, some four years ago, Messrs. P. H. Albright & Co. have ever been prominent among the loan brokers of this city, always loaning at the lowest rates, easiest terms, and with the smallest inconvenience to the borrower. Mr. Albright, resident manager and head of the firm, is one of those pleasant, sturdy gentlemen with whom it is a real pleasure to do business, and aside from making a good reputation and business for himself, he has done much for the city and county in numerous public enterprises. During the summer he inaugurated a real estate business with his loan brokerage and formed a partnership in this branch with Mr. W. W. Limbocker.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
P. H. Albright & Co., within the past sixty days, have invested nearly $12,000 of a fund of $50,000 willed to a church at Hartford, Connecticut, the interest to go towards supporting preaching, singing, etc., the music of this church alone costing $4,500 the past year. What would one of our Winfield churches think of a windfall of $50,000?
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
P. H. Albright has commenced the erection of a neat residence for himself and mother, in the Courier Place.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
James B. Moore, who was looking after his business interests here last week, met with a serious accident, near St. Louis, while returning to his home in Hartford, Ct. He was thrown from a sleeper in the darkness and frigid atmosphere, sustaining a fractured skull and broken arm. Mr. Albright says the injuries are not considered fatal.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 2, 1885.
P. H. Albright left Monday for a few days in and around Attica, looking after real estate loans.
Mrs. E. M. Albright (Mother of P. H. Albright)???...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.

The Wellington Baptists gave a missionary feast on last Friday afternoon and evening, which, by special invitation, was attended by the following delegation from the Winfield Baptist church: Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mrs. E. M. Albright, Mrs. Anna Hall, Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Miss Lida Tyner, Miss Callie Wortman, Miss Maggie Herpich, and Mr. E. R. Greer. Those from this city are enthusiastic in praise of the many courtesies extended them by the Wellington folks, and shall take great pleasure in reciprocating at no distant day.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
C. C. Shawver, one of Wellington’s real estate men, was over today on business with P. H. Albright.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Miss Nellie Light, after two weeks’ visit with Mrs. H. H. Albright, left this morning for her home in Sedan. She is a charming young lady, and her future visits will be looked for with pleasure. Mrs. Albright accompanied her to Sedan for a few days’ visit.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Miss Nellie Light, of Sedan, who was visiting here last week with Mrs. H. H. Albright, took for sick-headache, a day or two after returning home, what the druggist had sold her father for chloral hydrate. But a mistake had been made and corrosive sublimate given. Luckily only a small dose was administered and through the immediate remedies of physicians, her life was saved.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Judge Albright has found his book. The Telegram says it was through the medium of an ad in that paper. In the common acceptance of things this could not be, for is it not stated by Plutarch and other ancient historians that democrats can’t read? The book was found through the medium of THE COURIER, of course.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
P. S. Hills has hung his law shingle out to the breeze. He will office with P. H. Albright. Mr. Hills is a young man of sterling worth and will make it win.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
P. H. Albright & Co., now personally control $600,000, and are the parties to borrow of when you want a loan on real estate security. So far in business life they have refrained from robbing the widow and the fatherless.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.

Never in the history of Southern Kansas has she had such a universal and disastrous flood as the one initiated Friday last. Mr. P. H. Albright came in Monday from Sedan, where he had been water bound since the storm. He says that every bottom in Chautauqua is inundated, property amounting to thousands of dollars—horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, and everything else, fell victims to the mad waves. Little Cana, where bottoms are flanked by large bluffs, was full from bank to bank, fifteen feet higher than ever before known, and North Cana was on an equal tare. On Friday seven inches of water fell on the level in three hours, and a pelting rain was almost incessant for twenty-four hours. So sudden was the rise of the streams that few in the bottoms could escape—everything was deluged. Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt undertook to escape with their children and got tangled in a barbed wire fence. The father escaped, the children were both torn from the mother’s arms and drowned, while she clung to some floating drift and was carried miles down the stream before being rescued. Their home and all was destroyed. An old gentleman named Green was also drowned near them. Other families, whose names it was impossible to ascertain, also fell victims in the same neighborhood, while four men undertaking to raft it on a corn crib, on the Big Cana, below Cedarvale, lost their lives together. Mrs. Ben Adams and family, residing on Little Cana just below Sedan, had a terrible experience. The house was on a knoll, surrounded by bayous. The husband was away. As night came on escape was entirely cut off. The house and everything on the premises swept away, and the mother and children were compelled to climb trees and remain there amid the pelting rain during the long weary hours of the night. Mr. Albright says that eleven bodies had been found before he left, and he is confident, being familiar with the lay of the valleys, that at least fifteen or twenty more will be found. He headed off streams and kept the high land between Big and Little Cana and reached Moline, where he left his team and came home by rail. He thinks the loss in property in Chautauqua will exceed a quarter of a million dollars, besides crops, buildings, and stock. The soil was all swept from whole farms, leaving them perfectly bare and sterile.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
P. H. Albright, of Winfield, spent part of Friday and Saturday in Sedan last week. We noticed him wading around in the mud Saturday morning, taking in the flood. Albright says that Winfield is a nice, quiet place to live; but when he wants to commune with nature, wild and untamed, he always has to come back to old Chautauqua. Sedan Graphic.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
A few county atlases are wanted by P. H. Albright & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
Herman Sultze et ux to P H Albright, ne qr 21-32-s-3e, 160 acres: $8,500.
Excerpt from a lengthy editorial...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885. [Editorial by Millington.]

Next Wednesday morning, July 1st, commences the operation of the new law concerning postage under which letter postage will be two cents per ounce or fraction thereof instead of two cents per half ounce or fraction thereof as at present. This change will not have the effect to reduce the postage on the largest class of letters, those weighing a half ounce or less, and will therefore be no perceptible relief to the most of the letter writers, but there is a large class of mail matter on which it will reduce the postage about one-half, and it will be a great relief to real estate men, insurance agents, registers of deeds, clerks of the courts, superintendents of public instruction, sheriffs, bankers, and others who send many heavy letters. Persons receiving such letters will be relieved of a large amount of the “postage due” which they now have to pay on letters coming to them on which the prepaid postage is insufficient. The operation of the “postage due” system discloses a large class of penurious or careless correspondents who victimize the persons to whom they address heavy letters. This new law will relieve these victims to a considerable extent. For instance, the register of deeds, First National Bank, P. H. Albright & Co., and Jarvis, Conklin & Co., pay each from ten to twenty dollars a year for postage due stamps, and considering that they fully prepay the postage on the letters they mail, it is likely that the new law will reduce their postage to the extent of forty to one hundred dollars per year. It may be surprising to some to learn that some firms in this city pay from two hundred to five hundred dollars a year in postage and that with some of these a great bulk of their postage is on letters, weighing more than half an ounce. We estimate that the new law will make the receipts of the Winfield office for postage on first-class matter one thousand dollars per year less than it would be under the old law.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
Sidewalk petition of P. H. Albright, et al., for extension of East 10th avenue walk was referred.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
Grant Stafford went over to Pittsburg, this State, to spend the 4th with his future mother-in-law. P. H. Albright received a dispatch from him this morning saying, “Am water bound!” This is a new name for it. It looks as though old Cupid had Grant this time. It will likely take a matrimonial certificate to fix the bridges.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
P. H. Albright & Co. loan on farm property on 2, 3, 4, and 5 years’ time, and on city property, 1, 2, and 3 years’ time. They have $50,000 they would like to loan during the month of July.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
A $4,000 TWO PER CENT HORSE. P. H. Albright drives a $4000 horse. This is pretty steep for a Kansas man. Mr. Albright figures it this way. The horse belongs to Col. F. M. Hill, of Cedarvale. He was offered $1,100 for this animal eleven years ago. P. H., with his mathematical turn of mind for figuring up interest, estimates that if Mr. Hill had taken the $1,100 and loaned it at two per cent a month, it would have netted him $4,000. No doubt Mr. Hill feels like kicking himself when he thinks what might have been, and is not.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
P. H. Albright and Grant Stafford purchased the property of W. P. Hackney, where P. H. Albright’s office is. Price paid: $3,000 cash.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
P H Albright to Richard E Rogers, ne qr 21-32-3e, 160 acres: $8,500.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
P. H. Albright & Co. loan money on city property for any length of time—from one day to three years.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Miss Anna Hyde has taken a position with P. H. Albright & Co. as copyist.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
William P Hackney et ux to P H Albright and Grant Stafford, lot 16, blk 128, A C: $3,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.

Special attention is called to the liberal special premium of Mr. P. H. Albright, being $30 for the largest and best corn. Also, attention is called to the regular premium of $55 for the largest and best display of products grown this year on a single farm. The Board, in the spirit of public enterprise, has provided liberal things and all things are now ready, so come and aid and encourage in this good work.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Albright & Co. are chuck full of business. Miss Belle Linn has taken a chair in this institution as shorthand reporter and correspondent and Miss Anna Hyde as copyist. Besides this force is George Stivers, Grant Stafford, P. S. Hills, and the old man himself, P. H. Albright.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
At P. H. Albright & Co.’s loan office you will always find all the money you can put up real estate security for—on the safest and most reasonable terms and rates. We run a small hard money mill of our own.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
                                                      ALBRIGHT’S CORN.
There were three entries for P. H. Albright’s special bushel of corn premium. Ambrose Rowe, of Oxford, had 57½ ears in his bushel of 70 pounds, and took first prize of $15. M. S. Rowe had 51 ears and took second. S. Kennedy had 50 ears and took third.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The Woman’s Suffrage Society held a meeting of unusual interest at the pleasant home of Mrs. C. Strong, 510 east 9th avenue, last evening. The exercises were most entertaining and instructive, nicely sandwiched by remarks from the gentlemen present. Mr. Gates spoke of woman’s interest in the cause as the result and necessity of literature. “The Signs of the Times,” a historical sketch by Mr. Samuel Dalton: As the ages advance even men demand that the old black laws be abolished, till later on women stand on the same plane and speak from the same rostrum.
He spoke of the Kansas laws, their liberality and injustice, the old homestead that husband and wife have toiled for side by side, may at her death be his to have and to hold, but should he die first, an administrator must be appointed and a consuming process of law be carried on till the toddling babe becomes of age.
“Intellectual capacity of the sexes,” by Mr. P. H. Albright: There should be a knowledge of the laws and government in order to vote intellectually, and in the ratio of responsibility comes intelligence. When women have the responsibility of government, they will vote as intelligently, if not more os, than men.
A sketch from “How to Win,” a series of articles by Francis Willard, was read by Mrs. E. D. Garlick.
Music and general sociability, with the exercises and discussions, made the evening pass with much pleasure and profit.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

$1000 REWARD. I have been actively engaged in loaning money on real estate for the last five years. I have averaged more than one loan a day during all that time. Since January 1st, 1885, our books show a business of $665,752.61, or at the rate of over half a million a year. During all that time I have never made known of a mortgage made by myself or the firm of P. H. Albright & Co. being foreclosed, and there are none now in process of foreclosure. I will pay $1000 for the name of any man or firm on top of God’s green earth that has made as good a record as, Yours Truly, P. H. Albright.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
The office of P. H. Albright & Co. is being opened up by double folding doors throwing the three rooms in one, when necessary. This is one of the most commodious and pleasant offices in the city.
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Thursday night was the occasion of one of the most brilliant weddings in the history of the city, that of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington, which took place at the pleasant, commodious home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington. The wide acquaintance and popularity of the contracting parties, with the fact that the bride was the last child of a happy home, made the marriage anticipated with warm interest. The parents had planned a celebration fitting to the departure in marriage of the last and youngest member of their household—the one who was the greatest pride and joy to their ripened years.
Thirteen children and grandchildren were present, including Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lemmon, of Newton, with their children, Masters Bertie Flint, Allen B., Jr., and Fred and little Miss Mary; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ex Saint, of Acoma Grant, New Mexico, with their little daughters, Irene and Louise; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, of this city, and Master Roy. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Millington, of McCune, Kansas, were also among the relatives present.
At an early hour the large double parlors, sitting room, and hall were filled almost to overflowing by the following friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Capt. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Rev. and Mrs. H. D. Gans, Col. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Senator and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Ed P. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, Judge and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Senator and Mrs. J. C. Long, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Senator and Mrs. F. S. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. R. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Richards; Mesdames J. C. Fuller, A. T. Spotswood, E. P. Hickok, Ed Beeny, T. B. Myers, A. C. Bangs,         Judd, H. H. Albright; Misses Emma Strong, Sallie McCommon, Nettie R. McCoy, Annie McCoy, Anna Hunt, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Ida Johnston, Leota Gary, Sadie French, Hattie Stolp, Lena Walrath, Minnie Taylor, Huldah Goldsmith, and Lillie Wilson; Messrs. R. E. Wallis, C. Perry, Geo. C. Rembaugh, C. F. Bahntge, W. C. Robinson, E. Wallis, Ad Brown, Lewis Brown, Ed J. McMullen, Frank H. Greer, P. H. Albright, I. L. Millington, T. J. Eaton, M. J. O’Meara, M. H. Ewart, R. B. Rudolph, M. Hahn, James Lorton, C. D. Dever, E. Schuler, F. F. Leland, Lacey Tomlin, Jos. O’Hare, Eli Youngheim, H. Sickafoose, H. Goldsmith, Moses Nixon, L. D. Zenor, and George Schuler.

At 8:30 the chatter of merry voices was ceased for a few moments and the bridal pair appeared, amid the sweet strains of Mendelsohns’ wedding march, by Miss Nettie R. McCoy. The bride was on the arm of her father and the groom accompanied by the bride’s mother. The bride looked beautiful in an exquisite costume of white Egyptian lace, with white satin slips. The groom was tastefully attired in conventional black. The ceremony, pronounced by Rev. H. D. Gans, was beautiful and impressive. The heartiest congratulations ensued and gaiety unrestrained again took possession of all. At the proper hour a banquet of choice delicacies was served and hugely enjoyed. The banquet over, an hour was spent in jovial converse, when the happy participants in a wedding most auspicious departed with renewed congratulations and wishes for a long, happy, and prosperous life for the bridal pair.
The voyage of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Nixon certainly starts with a bright sky. The bride has grown to womanhood in Winfield, taking on, with a sweet disposition and ever active ambition, those accomplishments which most lastingly adorn. She will be greatly missed in the social circle in which she has taken such an active part for years, and especially will she be missed from the home of which she has been the principal life and light. Mr. Nixon is well known in this city, being one of its oldest residents and possessed of many sterling qualities. The happy pair leave in a few days for Medicine Lodge, where the groom is established in business, and where they will reside.
The bridal tokens were numerous, valuable, and handsome—the admiration of all who saw the array last night.
Mrs. E. J. Albright, painting and easel.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
The reporter mounting a steed sallied forth early Friday morning to take an inventory of the improvements and new buildings which have gone up since the season opened, and the ones under construction at the present time. Being rushed, we are satisfied many have been overlooked. The valuation given is below the market value rather than above. The following list we know will surprise our own citizens.
P. H. Albright, residence: $4,000.


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