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Bahntge Bros.


                                                        Charles F. Bahntge.
                                                           Harry Bahntge.

Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
Mr. H. Bahntge has bought the lot southwest corner of Main and tenth streets, and will immediately erect a brick and stone building 25 x 100 feet, two stories.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
SEALED PROPOSALS for building a stone and brick building. Plans and specifications to be seen at the Williams Hotel. Owner to receive or reject all bids. H. BAHNTGE.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
                                                        Real Estate Transfers.
J. E. Platter and wife to H. Bahntge, lot 1, block 110, Winfield, $1,000.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
Bahntge’s new brick building is up to the second story and will soon be completed.
Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.
The Bahntge building is fast approaching completion, and presents an elegant appearance.
Winfield Courier, October 3, 1878.
L. J. Webb has rented the front rooms in Bahntge’s new building for his law office, and until they are completed, he is stopping temporarily in Judge Coldwell’s office.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
The Township Board of Trustees has awarded the building of the new abutments of the South bridge to Mr. Kavanaugh. If he rushes them up as fast as he did the new stone and brick building of Mr. Bahntge, we can soon have that bridge to use again.
Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.
The dry goods department of the new store in Bahntge’s new building opened up in grand style Tuesday morning. The grocery department will open up for business next Saturday.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
L. J. Webb has fitted up Room No. 1 of Bahntge’s new brick for a law office.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
Mr. Henry Bahntge, of the firm of Bahntge Bros., started for Charleston, South Carolina, Sunday, to be gone two months.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Please notice the new advertisement and price list of Bahntge Bros. on first page. The list necessarily is only a partial one, but they assure us that their whole stock is offered at proportionate prices. These very low prices show that they are determined to merit a large trade. They have one of the finest stocks of goods ever brought to Winfield, and there is an air of neatness and taste about their establishment that is truly refreshing. They are gentlemen and well know how to please their customers.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 5, 1878. Front Page.

                                                        BAHNTGE BRO’S.
                                 CHEAPEST GROCERY HOUSE IN WINFIELD.
                                                   LOOK AT OUR PRICES!
8½ pounds “A” sugar for $1.00
9½ pounds Yellow sugar for $1.00
10½ pounds Brown sugar for $1.00
4-3/4 pounds Best Rio Coffee for $1.00
3¼ pounds O. G. Java Coffee for $1.00
3 pounds Mocha Coffee for $1.00
Best Gunpowder Tea, per pound: $.80
Best Japan Tea, per pound: $.65
10 pounds Carolina Rice for $1.00
5 pounds Dried Peaches for $.25
4 pounds Dried Apples for $.25
Standard Tomatoes, 3 pound cans: 16¼
Boyer’s Oysters, 2 pound cans: 16½
Boyer’s Egg Plums, 2 pound cans: 20
Standard Peaches, 3 pound cans: 30
Honey Drip Syrup, per gallon: 85
Loaf Sugar Drip Syrup, per gal.: 65
Coal Oil, per gallon: 30
And everything in our line in proportion.
All New, and Fresh Goods and guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Mr. C. F. Bahntge is one of the finest penmen in the city, besides being an accomplished businessman.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Dr. Cooper has removed to 3rd door upstairs in the Bahntge building, where he will be found at all hours unless professionally engaged.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Mr. Geo. L. Walker is employed at the grocery house of Bahntge Bros. His pleasant gentlemanly deportment, his wide acquaintance, and his general popularity will make him a valuable salesman to this new firm.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Dr. D. V. Cole, of Des Moines, Iowa, has permanently located in Winfield, and will devote his entire time to the practice of medicine. Calls promptly attended in the city or county. Office in Mr. Bahntge’s new brick block, upstairs, west room. Particular attention given to the treatment of diseases of women, children, eye, ear, throat, lungs, and all forms and conditions of chronic disease. Dr. Cole has had an extensive public and private practice of more then 25 years in treating the diseases in the west. His facilities for acquiring a knowledge of his profession in the public and private hospitals has not been surpassed by any physician in the state. He can assure the citizens of Winfield and vicinity that he can treat with success all forms of curable diseases.

Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.
Cross & Blackwell’s English chow chow at 40 cents per bottle, and Worcestershire table sauce at 30 cents per bottle, at Bahntge Bros.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
S. L. GILBERT, Notary Public.                                                S. M. JARVIS, Att. at Law.
                                                       GILBERT & JARVIS,
                                        REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENTS.
Loan money at low rates on improved farms and city property. Also furnish money to “prove up” at U. S. Land Office. Office upstairs in Bahntge’s new block, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 2, 1879.
The following is a list of new buildings erected in the city of Winfield since January 1, 1878, with the name of owner and cost of building.
Bahntge Bros., store room, brick: $7,000.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
The Courier feels proud of its list of advertisers. No county newspaper in the state can boast a larger list or one made up of better, more honorable or more enterprising men. Here they are in alphabetical order.
BAHNTGE BROS., are in the grocery business and keep the best goods in the neatest manner. It is a pleasure to trade with them. They own their magnificent store, one of the best in the city. Mr. Geo. L. Walker will be found behind their counter.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
BAHNTGE BRO’S., GROCERY LINE. Corner Main Street and 10th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Winfield Courier, January 30, 1879.
Go to the new tin shop 3 doors south of Bahntge’s Block. The roofing and guttering a specialty.
Winfield Courier, January 30, 1879.
Mr. C. F. Bahntge left last Sunday for Joplin, Mo., where he intends to be married February 4th, and then to go to Charleston, S. C., on a wedding tour. He will be absent about two months.
Winfield Courier, February 13, 1879.

Mr. Chas. F. Bahntge and wife are at the Williams House. They arrived on Friday evening, February 7th, having been married on the 4th, as before stated. Instead of going East as they had anticipated, they were prevailed upon by Mr. Harry Bahntge to return with him to Winfield. We wish Charlie and his charming bride what they will undoubtedly have, a happy and useful life.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
We were shown this week portraits of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, taken from life, which are very fine. The artist, Mr. H. A. Allen, has located in our town, and persons desiring to inspect his work can find him in his rooms in the Bahntge building.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
I am now selling as assignee, the stock of E. B. Johnson, in the Bahntge building. The goods consist of a well selected stock of staple and fancy dry goods, hats, caps, boots, shoes, and notions. It is all new (having been in the store only about sixty days at time of failure), and I am now selling at private sale without reservation. The old selling price is marked on all the goods at cost, not including transportation. This is no old run down stock, or one made up of remnants, but the goods are all new and bought on purpose for this market. Those who want goods of this description can now secure better bargains than ever before offered in Cowley County. R. L. WALKER, Assignee.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
                                                       GENERAL STOCK.
Lynn & Gillelen.
Baird Bros.
Bliss & Co.
T. M. McGuire.
J. L. Horning.
Wallis & Wallis.
J. A. Earnest.
Bahntge Bros.
Lofland & Gale.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
A. H. Beck has built a photograph gallery back of Bahntge’s building, and will open out in a few days.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
Messrs. Turner Brothers have opened a splendid stock of dry goods in the Bahntge building.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.
T. McGuire moved his stock of dry goods and groceries to the Hughes building, two doors south of Bahntge’s, last Monday.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.

We would call attention to the new law card of Graham & Webb. This will make a strong legal firm. Judge Graham has for six years occupied the bench of the Atchison judicial district and is well known as an accomplished jurist. Mr. Webb is too well known as one of the brightest attorneys of the southwest to require any notice from us.
                                                       GRAHAM & WEBB,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Winfield, Kansas. Office upstairs, Room 1, in Bahntge Bros. building, corner Main street and 10th avenue.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the May, A. D. 1879, term of the District Court of Cowley County, beginning on the first Monday in May, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
Chas. F. Bahntge, assignee, vs. C. L. Harter.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1879.
The increasing city trade of Bahntge Bros. has completely used up their old delivery wagon and they have replaced it with a handsome new one.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.
Mr. P. Baden left for home last Thursday morning, having rented the Bahntge building, of which he gets possession the first of August. This is one of the finest store rooms in the city, being 25 x 120, with a basement under the whole building.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.
Messrs. Baden Bros., the big merchants of Independence, have rented the first floor and basement of the Bahntge building and will open up here about the first of July. They will probably keep a branch store at Independence for some time yet, as that burg still has a few sparks of vitality left. Men of enterprise always want to be where things are “booming.”
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1879.
Mr. Moffitt, father-in-law of Mr. Chas. Bahntge, has been visiting here for the past few days.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1879.
The new Bahntge building is to be 25 x 60, one story high, and has been rented for three years at $700 per annum.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1879.
Harry Bahntge intends erecting a brick business house on the lot adjoining his present building, which will be occupied by Turner Bros. dry goods store.
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1879.
The building on the lot next to Bahntge’s store is being moved over on the next lot and soon the sounds of the trowel and hammer will be heard all over the south end of town. Let ‘er “boom.”
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bahntge start for Charleston, South Carolina, Thursday morning. During their short residence among us, they have won many friends who wish them much joy in their southern home.

Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
Mr. Robert Hudson, the boss mover of Winfield, accomplished a feat in the moving line last week which is worthy of mention. He moved Harry Bahntge’s old building from one lot over on another without jarring the plastering or moving a thing out of the house. The building was filled with furniture which was neither moved nor jarred.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1879.
Messrs. Stewart & Simpson have the contract for the erection of the Popp building, the Jochems building, and the Bahntge building; and are ready for any others that may come along.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1879.
J. P. Baden took charge of the Bahntge store last Friday and expects to move his dry goods stock into the front part about the first of August. Mr. Baden has been connected with the firm of Baden Bros., Independence, and is one of the most successful businessmen in the southwest. His long experience with the people of Elk, Chautauqua, and eastern Cowley has made him acquainted with their wants; and we commend him as a gentleman of integrity and one who will do just what he advertises.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.
Messrs. Graham & Webb have dissolved partnership. Mr. Webb continues the business in room No. 3, Bahntge building.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.
Gilbert & Jarvis and L. J. Webb have exchanged offices. Mr. Webb now occupies room No. 3 and Gilbert & Jarvis room No. 1 in the Bahntge block.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.
The rapidity with which the walls of the new Bahntge build­ing were run up was astonishing, the time occupied between the completion of the foundation and the walls being less than three days.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1879.
We wish to say again that the sanitary condition of our city needs more attention than is bestowed upon it at present. Especially is this the case in the alley on block 110, back of the Bahntge building. There is a pool of water standing in the rear of the Hitchcock building on that block, into which the slops, old shoes, and rags of the whole alley are thrown, and which emits a foul and disease breeding smell. Complaints are also made of the drainage of the courthouse block, the draws being obstructed, causing the water to stand in stagnant pools, which are anything but healthy. The marshal has several times notified parties having nuisances on their premises to clean up, and if the request is not heeded they should be made to feel the penalty. Persons who would, for the sake of saving a few paltry dollars, jeopardize the health of the whole community should be made to suffer for it. Some of the inmates of the cooler could be used to good advantage draining the above-mentioned nuisances. Let us look to this matter with due diligence while it is yet today.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
J. P. Baden moves his dry goods stock into the Bahntge building next Friday. He intends putting in a complete stock and keep everything wanted by the people.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.

The grocery firm of A. T. Spotswood & Co. have rented the new Bahntge building and will move their stock in as soon as the building is completed. The room is 26 x 60 and a cellar is to be put under the room. They will be the largest grocery store in the country and it will take an immense stock to fill it up.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
MOVED. J. P. Baden has moved his stock of dry goods, notions, boots, and shoes into the Bahntge building. It will be remem­bered that a short time ago he purchased the Bahntge stock of groceries, at the same time renting the front part for his dry goods department. He is now in the east buying a large stock, and before many weeks will treat the people to some rare bargains.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.
The Bahntge building is about ready for A. T. Spotswood & Co.’s stock of groceries.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
                                          (Commencing Monday, Aug. 25, 1879.)
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
C. F. Bahntge, assn’e.     Coldwell & C. Webb
C. L. Harter                      Hackney & McDonald
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
Office upstairs, Room 3, in Bahntge Bros. building, corner Main street and 10th avenue.
Office upstairs in Bahntge’s new block, Winfield, Kansas.
Bahntge Building, South Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
The District Court convened Monday afternoon, of last week, and the following cases were disposed of upon call of the Docket.
John Smiley vs. Harry Bahntge. [And leave to answer.]
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1879.
Dr. Davis’ card appears in this issue. The doctor has concluded to resume his practice here, and has established an office in the Bahntge building.
CARD: W. R. DAVIS, M.D., Offers his professional services to the people of Winfield and surrounding country. Office in Bahntge building, upstairs, corner Main and 10th Avenue. Special atten­tion given to surgery and diseases of women and children.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1879.
Harry Bahntge is helping Will Root sell boots and shoes this week. Brooking is on the sick list.

Winfield Courier, November 27, 1879.
Harry Bahntge is helping M. Hahn & Co. wait on the crowds of customers that throng their counters. They are doing an immense business.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
On last Monday evening, Dec. 1st, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hollo­way entertained their many friends at their pleasant residence in South Winfield, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Holloway. A most delightful evening was spent in dancing, social converse, and in partaking of the various good things prepared by their kind hostess. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Root, Mrs. C. J. Adams; Misses Coldw­ell, Meech, Holmes, McCoy and Millington; Messrs. Harris, Robin­son, Goldsmith, Seward, Bahntge, and Suss. All united in wishing Mrs. Holloway many happy returns of this most pleasant birthday.
Winfield Courier, January 8, 1880.
Mr. Chas. Bahntge and lady returned last Saturday evening, and will take up their residence among us. Mr. Bahntge has been engaged as assistant bookkeeper in Read’s bank.
Winfield Courier, January 8, 1880.
Mr. Chas. Bahntge and lady returned last Saturday evening, and will take up their residence among us. Mr. Bahntge has been engaged as assistant bookkeeper in Read’s bank.
Winfield Courier, February 5, 1880.
Messrs. Pyburn & Bush have removed their law office to the Bahntge building, No. 4, upstairs.
Winfield Courier, March 11, 1880.
We would call special attention to the card of Mr. Taylor Fitzgerald, in this week’s issue. Mr. Fitzgerald comes to us with a high reputation as an attorney and has had a long and successful practice in the largest law and claim office in Washington, D. C., in securing pensions, back claims, etc. He has money to loan at low rates and will operate in lands. We are confident that his patrons will be served with the utmost complete satisfaction.
       Will prosecute all claims before District and Justices’ Courts. Having had several years experience in the largest Law and Claims Office in Washington, D. C. I have superior facili­ties for the speedy adjustment of claims before the Departments, including Pensions, Increased Pensions, Bounties, Back Pay, etc.
I will buy, sell or trade land of every description; also town property. Parties having property to dispose of will consult their interests by having description of same on my books.
Special attention given to investigating titles to Real Estate and paying back taxes for non residents.
                       OFFICE NO. 2, BAHNTGE BLOCK. P. O. LOCK BOX 168.
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
Quincy Glass is fixing up the Bahntge building preparatory to moving his stock of drugs into it. Quincy is a live business­man and has worked up a first class drug trade since he opened out on South Main street.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.

The youngest and proudest dad in the city is Charlie Bahntge. It’s a boy, and was born Sunday.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1880.
The Young Men’s Social Club have elected D. L. Kretsinger president; Fred Hunt vice President; H. Bahntge secretary; W. A. Smith treasurer. Members elected by ballot and admitted on payment of $3, initiation fee. Monthly dues $1. First meeting this evening. Prof. Fero is engaged as instructor.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
Bahntge & Bro. have sold out their splendid property, corner of 10th and Main, to a Mr. McDonald.
Winfield Courier, December 9, 1880.
Lovell H. Webb has moved his office from the Bahntge block to the rooms over Read’s Bank, lately occupied by Jennings & Buckman. Lovell is a bright, intelligent young lawyer of excel­lent habits.
Winfield Courier, February 3, 1881.
Charley Bahntge is making arrangements to build a handsome residence near Will Baird’s on 12th avenue.
Winfield Courier, February 3, 1881.
The fire on Wednesday morning was a practical illustration of our helplessness in case of a conflagration. The business portion of the town was saved more as the result of favorable conditions than anything else. A strong wind was blowing from the north, and the heat on the stone wall on the south was great enough to crack the wall, and partially calcine the stone. The Turk will see the destruction of hundreds of buildings and ascribe it to “fate,” or as a punishment sent on them by Allah. We believe the Lord protects and helps those who help themselves. Let us not be like the Turk, but show ourselves the intelligent, practical businessmen we are, by guarding against a conflagration that may destroy the business portion of our beautiful city.
At about three o’clock Wednesday morning the night watchman discovered the building owned by G. A. Rhodes on Main street to be on fire. The alarm was quickly given, but owing to the cracking of the fire bell, it was of short duration, and but a comparatively small crowd was in attendance. The flames were first discovered in the rear of Graham’s meat market, and from that it communicated to Rhodes’ coal office and then to Daniel Sheel’s furniture store. The further progress of the flames, both north and south, was stopped by stone walls. The “engine” was not in working order, and did nothing. All the crowd could do was to save as much of the contents of the buildings as possible, and watch them burn. The losses and insurance is as follows:
George Rhodes, building, office furniture, and fixtures, $700. No insurance.
Mr. Graham, meat market, furniture, fixtures, and stock, $350. No insurance.
Daniel Sheel, building, value $500. Insurance $200 in the Lancashire, Pryor & Kinne, agents. Stock, an insurance of $1,000 in the Home, of New York, Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., agents. Total loss on stock unknown. 
Bahntge building on the north, slight damage to wall and awning.

George Ellsberry’s building on the south, a damage of about $150 to wall and awning. Insured. 
Mr. Bryant removed a portion of stock. Loss unknown.
Winfield Courier, April 21, 1881.
Mr. McDonald is fixing up the building which he recently purchased from Harry Bahntge, preparatory to opening his stock of goods. He will be ready for business about May 1st.
Winfield Courier, April 21, 1881.
Quite a jolly party left on the A. T. & S. F. Tuesday afternoon on a pleasure trip to Topeka and Kansas City. The party was composed of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bahntge, Mrs. Dr. Emerson, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood and children, and Miss Smith. They will be absent several days. M. L. will stop over in Topeka to attend the directors’ meeting of the A. T. & S. F. M. L. Robinson was selected by the commis­sion­ers to vote the Cowley County stock.
Winfield Courier, April 28, 1881.
Theo Miller, R. Ehret, Jos. Whiteman, Frank Manny, John Himelspach, James Fahey, Frank Merrill, Stephen O’Lane, Theo R. Timme, Thos. H. Benning, E. A. Henthorn, Geo. Miller, B. M. Terrill, Joe R. Smith, A. W. Patterson, Harry Bahntge, David Harter, A. H. Green, Barney Shrivers, Thos. Wright, Sid S. Major, W. A. Gibbs, S. S. Moore, Geo. Corwin, Ed G. Cole, A. Hatfield, ____ Squires, John Custer, Wayne Bitting, Ed Appling, Ed Howell, S. R. Walcott, W. L. Mullen, H. Jochems, James Allen, L. J. Webb, Ed Collins, Sol Frazier, R. Ehret, Major F. Moss, Geo. Haywood, E. B. Weitzel, Allison Toops, Willie Fogg, Alex May.
Winfield Courier, June 30, 1881.
Mrs. Geo. Buckman is visiting friends in Cherryvale this week. Mrs. Charles Bahntge and baby left for Joplin Monday.
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
A merry party consisting of the gayest of her gay young people assembled at Miss Roland’s on last Saturday evening and proceeded to the residence of Mrs. A. T. Spotswood for the purpose of a complete surprise party to Miss Nettie McCoy, who leaves this week for a visit to her home in New Jersey. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, and Mr. and Mrs. Garvey; Misses Amelia and Clara Garvey of Topeka, Jennie Hane, May Roland, Allie Klingman, Sarah Hodges, Louie Crapster, Ida McDonald, Amanda Scothorn, Margie Wallis, and Jessie Millington; and Messrs. Davis, Dever, Hunt, Baldridge, Harris, W. A. Smith, W. C. Robin­son, Dr. Gunn, and Bahntge.
Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.
Harry Bahntge runs the fine billiard rooms of the Brettun House.
Winfield Courier, August 18, 1881.

This hotel, the finest in the state, was opened to the public last Wednesday by Messrs. Harter & Black. They have furnished the house elegantly from top to bottom. Last Thursday evening the gas in all the rooms was turned on and the barber shop and billiard rooms were lit up. The sight was an imposing one and the magnificent building looked like a marble palace. Here can be found every comfort that the traveling public could desire. Pleasant rooms, good beds, gas and water, bath rooms, billiard hall, barber shop, telegraph office, a splendidly set table, and promenades, parlors, and verandas in abundance. Harry Bahntge is running the billiard room and Nomnsen & Steuven the barber shop and bath rooms. The bath rooms are cool and pleas­ant, and furnished in good style and fitted with hot and cold showers.
Winfield Courier, October 6, 1881.
Harry Bahntge was fined $100 and costs for selling liquor in his billiard saloon at the Brettun House, on Monday. Harry waltzed up and paid like a little man. And still they keep gathering them in.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Wednesday at 12 o’clock, Mr. Fred C. Hunt and Miss Sarah Hodges were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s father, in this city, Rev. Father Kelly officiating. The assem­blage was one of the largest ever gathered to witness a marriage ceremony in this city. The bridal party left on the afternoon train for a short trip in the east. The following is a list of presents from their friends.
Bedroom set, bride’s father, W. J. Hodges.
Silver spoons, Mrs. W. J. Hodges.
Silver fruit knife, May Hodges.
Silver knives and forks, Charley Hodges.
Large parlor lamp, Willie Hodges.
Handsome chair, Capt. and Mrs. Hunt.
Silver and cut glass berry dish, Miss Anna Hunt and Etta Robinson.
Oil paintings, from groom.
Silver cake stand, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson.
Set fruit plates, from Mr. and Mrs. Garvey and Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood.
Handsome clock, Mr. and Mrs. D. Severy.
Individual salt cellars, Allie Klingman.
Pair silver goblets, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller.
Majolica salad dish, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok.
Silver butter dish with plates, W. C. and Ivan Robinson.
Silver jewel case, Miss Ida McDonald, Anna Scothorn, Jennie Hane,
and Jessie Millington.
Silver and glass vase with hand painting, Dr. Wilson and Mrs. Bullock.
Silver and cut glass bouquet holder, Mr. and Mrs. Randall.
Silver napkin rings, W. J. Wilson and W. A. Smith.
Card receiver and bouquet holder, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge.
Silver pickle dish, Mrs. C. A. Bliss.
Silver and cut glass fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robinson.

Silver butter knife and pickle fork, Miss A. and Nellie Aldrich.
Silver butter dish, Miss Bird Godfrey, of Wellington.
Individual castor, R. W. Dever.
Darned net apron, Miss Kate Millington, Las Vegas, N. M.
Handsome book, “Beautiful Ferns,” Henry Goldsmith.
Pair dining room pictures, Mr. and Mrs. Mann.
Panel picture, C. C. Harris.
Silver and cut glass flower vase, Mr. and Mrs. Ed P. Greer.
From the COURIER COMPANY, a life subscription to the Winfield COURIER,
A handsome present from Miss McCoy.
Will Robinson couldn’t be present at the wedding, but sent his regrets; and hoped “if they
must encounter troubles, they be little ones.”
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
Mrs. Morford, of Joplin, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Bahntge.
Cowley County Courant, November 24, 1881.
A new lodge called the National Union, has been organized in Winfield, with the following officers: F. Barclay, ex-president, A. Howland, president, C. H. Bahntge, vice-president, Mrs. Mina Bliss, speaker, G. N. Searcy, Chaplain, Jacob Nixon, secretary, W. G. Graham, financial secretary, E. S. Bliss, usher, Mrs. E. S. Howland, sergeant-at-arms, A. H. Graham, door-keeper. There were twenty odd charter members. The objects of the society are similar to those of the Knights of Honor, and the members carry a life insurance of from $1,000 to $5,000.
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.
At the annual meeting of the Knights of Honor in their hall Monday evening, the following were elected as officers for the ensuing year: W. C. Root, D.; J. S. Hunt, T. A.; R. E. Wallis, A. D.; Jacob Nixon, C.; J. W. Batchelder, G.; C. F. Bahntge, R.; J. W. Curns, F. R.; T. R. Bryant, T.; B. Brotherton, G.; D. Berkey, S.
Cowley County Courant, December 29, 1881.
At the annual meeting of the Knights of Honor, held on Monday evening, the following were elected officers for the coming year. W. C. Root, D.; J. S. Hunt, V. D.; R. E. Wallis,
A. D.; Jacob Nixon, C.; J. W. Batchelder, G.; C. F. Bahntge, R.; J. W. Curns, T. R.; T. R. Bryan, T.; H. Brotherton, Guardian; D. Berkey, S.
The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
The Ivanhoe Club met again with Mrs. Charlie Bahntge on last Tuesday evening. Her house is always open to entertain her friends.
The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
Miss Berta Morford, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Charles Bahntge, for the past two months, has returned to her home in Joplin, Missouri, this week. She is always a welcome visitor.
The Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

The Ivanhoe Club at their regular meeting Tuesday evening elected the following officers for the ensuing year: W. C. Robinson, President; Chas. F. Bahntge, Vice President; Miss Florence Beeny, Secretary; Miss Amy Scothorn, Treasurer. The next meeting will be held at the residences of Mrs. Beeny.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.
Mr. Ed Roland afforded a pleasant evening to the young people by inviting them to a phantom party at the residence of Mrs. Millington, on last Monday night. A gay and happy company responded to the invitation, and made most excellent ghosts, although hardly as silent as a specter is supposed to be. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Rembaugh, Mrs. Boyer; Misses Hane, Scothorn, Klingman, Beeny, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jackson and Carruthers; Messrs. W. H. and W. A. Smith, Roland, Harris, Fuller, Webb, Robinson, Connell, Crowell, Bahntge.
Cowley County Courant, February 2, 1882.
The reading club met last evening at Miss Beeny’s, there being a good attendance. After the installation of officers for the ensuing year, the program was given by Mr. Smith, Miss Scothorn, Miss K. Millington, and Miss Lizzie Wallis. The program for the next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club will consist of selections by Mr. Connell, Mr. C. Bahntge, Mr. Lovell H. Webb, Mrs. Fred Hunt, Miss Allie Klingman, and Miss Jennie Haine.
H. Goldsmith and C. H. Connell were admitted to membership in the club.
Cowley County Courant, February 16, 1882.
Marriage licenses have been issued by Judge Gans to the following: Joseph H. Sutton and Mary M. Martinez; Oscar Crane and Mollie L. Bahntge; T. E. Braggins and Ella E. Mann.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
An entertainment for the benefit of the Ladies Library Association will be given on Thursday, March 165h, at Manning’s Opera House. It will consist of the Drama of “Esmaralda,” by home talent, and some fine orchestra music. The cast is as follows.
“Old Man” Rogers ................... C. F. Bahntge.
Lydia Ann Rogers .................... Miss Jessie Millington.
Esmaralda ................................. Miss Florence Beeny.
Dave Hardy ............................... D. L. Kretzinger.
Eslabrook .................................. C. H. Connel.
Jack Desmond .......................... W. C. Robinson.
Nora Desmond ......................... Miss Kate Millington.
Kate Desmond ......................... Miss May Roland.
Marquis De Montessino .......... Henry E. Lewis.
George Drew ........................... R. P. Boles.
This play is founded upon the story by that name written by Mrs. Francis H. Burnett, and is something new in its style, presenting a charming picture of American life.
Winfield Courier, March 30, 1882.
Harry Bahntge purchased a handsome horse and buggy from Cal Ferguson Saturday for which he paid $500 in cash.
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.

We had occasion last evening to visit the Brettun barber shop, preparatory to making ourselves look pretty for the dance. As we entered, the extreme emptiness of the establishment struck us with dismay. A second glance showed us a piece of colored anatomy which seemed to be alive, apparently engaged on some remnants of cigar stumps. A few well directed remarks to the aforesaid anatomy in regard to the whereabouts of the propri­etors convinced us that the anatomy was just barely alive, and that Charlie Steuven had gone fishing, and had either been kidnaped or drowned, and that Nomnsen had gone down the street and been the victim of some foul conspiracy. Turning these things over in our mind, we got our shaving cup, climbed on a stool in front of a glass, and proceeded to demonstrate that we were independent of the bloated bondholders who ran the shop. About the time our face resembled a snow-drift in Alaska, Harry Bahntge dropped in, and thinking we contemplated suicide, de­clined to be a party to it and left. As Harry went out one door, Speed came in the other. We felt a little uneasy when we saw Speed—it made us think of his goat and the pranks of its versa­tile nature. However, we suggested that he did not have much time to lose. That did the business—he was soon in the same condition as to lather as we were. At this stage in comes Timber Toe Smith. Things now took an interesting phase. Smith insisted upon doing the shaving. Speed objected, but his objec­tion was overruled, and he was laid back in the chair. Suffi­cient towels and things were placed about his neck to cover any accidents or slips that might occur. Smith made several well directed but ineffectual efforts to cut Speed’s cheek. It was not long though before he of lumber notoriety got in his work and brought blood in three places. This was enough for us. We were shaved and fifteen cents ahead of the game, and had not lost any blood yet, and did not propose to be. Thus thinking, we took what we supposed to be a last, fond, lingering look at Speed and fled.
Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
Mrs. Charles Bahntge left yesterday morning for a visit to her old home, Joplin, Missouri. Now, if Charlie goes to flirting with the young ladies too much, we’ll just squawk, as we consider him under our care until Mrs. Bahntge returns.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
                                                               A Collision.

Two of our citizens met with a serious mishap Friday night, which although not very pleasant to the parties concerned, is laughable in some respects. Mr. John D. Pryor had been uptown quite late attending lodge. Hobert Vermilye had been downtown quite late attending a small mass meeting. He started home about the same time John did. The wind was blowing a gale and the rain was coming down in fitful gusts that almost chilled the marrow in the bones of these two midnight ramblers. Persons out on a night like this are wont to tuck their heads down, shut their eyes, and go bowling along without regard to surroundings, and this is what the aforesaid gentlemen did. Even this would have been all right had the sidewalk in front of Charlie Bahntge’s been made wide enough for two to pass, but it wasn’t and they came together like two animated goats. The recoil was terrific and both were landed in the mud beside the walk about a hundred feet apart. John came to in about three minutes, and after crawling around for a time to find his assailant, went on home enveloped in mud and darkness, and breathing imprecations on the man who would lay in wait for a fellow and hit him with a stuffed club. Hobert Vermilye was not so fortunate. He was knocked senseless by the concussion and laid in the road as much as an hour before he was able to get home. Two of his front teeth were broken off, another knocked out, and the balance so roughly dealt with that they rattled when he walked. His face was cut up considerably. Hobert was also of the opinion that someone had waylaid him; but as an inventory found him possessed of forty cents, a pocket knife, and ten toothpicks, he was compelled to admit that he had not been robbed. The next morning each arose, bandaged up his head, and resolved to keep an eye open for suspicious looking characters. About noon they came together, when the true facts as above narrated came to light.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
On last Friday evening the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of one of the merriest as well as the “toniest” parties ever given in Winfield. Mrs. Fuller has entertained her friends several times this winter without any of the young folks being present, but this time she honored them by giving this party, which was duly appreciated. Everyone invited, with but two exceptions, was present and never were guests more hospitably entertained. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. At a late hour the guests dispersed, all thanking their kind host and hostess for the pleasant evening so happily spent. The costumes of the guests were elegant and worthy of mention. We give below a list which we hope will be satisfactory to the ladies mentioned.
Mrs. Fred C. Hunt wore a pale steel blue silk and brocaded satin dress with fine Spanish lace trimmings, white flowers.
Mrs. Colgate, white nuns veiling en train, white satin trimmings.
Mrs. George Robinson, pink brocade satin, underskirt of black silk velvet, point lace.
Mrs. Joe Harter, black silk velvet skirt, pink bunting over dress.
Mrs. W. C. Garvey, of Topeka, white Swiss muslin, red sash and natural flowers.
Mrs. Rhodes, silver gray silk, pink ribbons.
Mrs. Thorpe, very handsome costume of heliotrope silk and silk tissue.
Mrs. Steinberger, black brocade and gros grain silk, red flowers.
Mrs. Dr. Emerson, black satin dress, cashmere bead passementerie, diamond jewelry.
Miss Jennie Hane, fine white polka dot mull trimmed in Spanish lace, pink flowers.
Miss Clara Andrews, pink bunting polonaise, black skirt.
Miss Kelly, handsome black silk.
Miss McCoy, blue silk velvet skirt and blue and old gold brocaded polonaise, Honiton lace and flowers.
Miss Jackson, navy blue silk dress, lace sleeves and fichu.
The Misses Wallis were prettily attired in cream colored mull, Miss Lizzie with pale blue sash and Miss Margie in lavender.
Miss Ama Scothorn, cream colored cheese cloth, Spanish lace trimming.
Miss Alice Dunham, dainty dress of cream bunting.
Miss Julia Smith, beautifully flowered white silk polonaise, black silk velvet skirt, diamond jewelry.
Miss Ellis, elegant gray silk.
Miss Klingman, fine white Swiss, and wine colored silk.
Miss Bryant, brown silk dress, pink ribbons.
Miss Beeny, blue and gold changeable silk fine thread lace fichu, natural flowers.
Miss Cora Berkey, black silk skirt, pink satin pointed bodice.

Miss French, black gros grain silk, very elegant.
Miss Josie Mansfield, black silk and velvet, Spanish lace.
Mrs. Bullock, black silk trimmed in Spanish lace.
Miss Belle Roberts, light silk, with red flowers.
Miss Curry, striped silk, beautifully trimmed.
Miss Bee Carruthers, cream nuns veiling, aesthetic style.
Miss Kate Millington, peacock blue silk, Spanish lace sleeves and fichu.
Miss Jessie Millington, black silk velvet and gros grain.
The following gentlemen were in attendance. Their “costumes” were remarkable for subdued elegance and the absence of aesthetic adornment.
Messrs. Steinberger; J. N. Harter; G. A. Rhodes; E. E. Thorpe; George, Will, and Ivan Robinson; Fred and Will Whiting; Mr. Colgate; F. C. Hunt; C. E. Fuller; C. C. Harris; W. H. Smith; Will Smith; W. J. Wilson; Jos. O’Hare; Jas. Lorton; Frank and E. P. Greer; Eugene Wallis; Saml. E. Davis; L. H. Webb; Harry and Chas. F. Bahntge; Chas. Campbell; Ezra Nixon; L. D. Zenor; E. G. Cole; C. H. Connell; Mr. Ed. M. Clark of McPherson; and W. C. Garvey of Topeka.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
                                                           A Pleasant Party.
On last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained a large company of their young friends at their elegant residence, which they have been fitting up with new paper of a very beautiful and expensive pattern. Having the carpets up in the parlors, it was considered a good time to give a party and take the opportunity to indulge in a dance. The evening was just the one for a dancing party, for although “May was advancing,” it was very cool and pleasant, and several hours were spent in that exercise, after which an excellent repast consisting of ice cream, strawberries, and cakes was served, and although quite late the dancing continued some hours, and two o’clock had struck ere the last guest had linger-ingly departed. No entertainments are more enjoyed by our young folks than those given by Mr. Robinson and his estimable wife. We append a list of those persons on this occasion: Misses Jackson, Roberts, Josie Bard, Jessie Meech, Florence Beeny, Jennie Hane, Kate Millington, Jessie Millington, Scothorn, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Curry, Klingman, McCoy, Berkey; Mr. and Mrs. George Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Jo Harter, Mrs. And Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt; Messrs. W. A. Smith, C. C. Harris, Charles Fuller, Lou Zenor, James Lorton, Lovell Webb, Sam E. Davis, Eugene Wallis, C. H. Connell, Dr. Jones, Campbell, Ivan Robinson, W. C. Robinson.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
Archie Stewart sold a half section of land in the southwest corner of Richland Township Monday, to Harry Bahntge for $2,850.
Cowley County Courant, May 25, 1882.
The social party at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson Thursday evening was one of the most enjoyable affairs within the history of Winfield. The Dr. and his estimable wife seem to thoroughly understand the art of entertaining their guests, and on this particular occasion, they were at their best, as it were. 

The guests present were Miss L. Curry, Miss Andrews, Miss I. Bard, Miss I. McDonald, the Misses Wallis, Miss F. Beeney, Miss Jennie Haine, Miss A. Scothorn, Miss I. Meech, Miss Sadie French, Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Harry Bahntge, Eugene Wallis, W. H. Smith, W. A. Smith of Wichita, E. C. Seward, O. M. Seward, C. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Capt. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, W. A. Walton, and Henry Goldsmith.
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.
We were truly sorry to be unable to attend the party at the residence of our young friend, Chas. Bahntge, Thursday evening, but those who attended enjoyed one of the most pleasant evenings spent in Winfield for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge have a large number of friends in Winfield, and those who were so royally entertained at their home Thursday evening think more of them now than ever before. The following is a list of those who were present: Misses McCoy, Jennie Hane, Amy Scothorn, Jessie Millington, Kate Millington, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis,         Roberts, Florence Beeny, Josie Bard, Mrs. French, Miss Smith, W. C. Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Lou. Zenor, Lovell Webb, H. Gold­smith, C. C. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, of Sedgwick, Mrs. Carson, of Cherryvale, Mrs. Geo. Rhodes, W. H. Smith, Chas. Fuller, Jas. Lawton, Mr. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Richard Bowles, Eugene Wallis, O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
The party given on last Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge was one of the most enjoyable ever given here, and was looked forward to with pleasant anticipation for some time previous, for it is a well known society fact that Mrs. Bahntge’s charming little house with its merry occupants insure a lively time to their fortunate guests, and last Thursday evening was no exception to the rule. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while a refreshing repast was served at a seasonable hour which was fully appreciated, and at a late hour the company dispersed, with hearty thanks to their kind host and hostess for the very pleasant evening spent. We append a list of those present.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read.
Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood.
Mr. and Mrs. Buckman.
Judge and Mrs. Soward.
Dr. and Mrs. Emerson.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Whitney, of Wichita.

Mrs. Carson, of Cherryvale.
Mrs. Hackney.
Misses Nettie McCoy, Jennie Hane, Ama Scothorn, Kate and Jessie Millington, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Belle Roberts, Florence Beeny, Josie Bard, Sadie French, Hila Smith.
Messrs. W. C. and Ivan Robinson, L. D. Zenor, L. H. Webb, Henry Goldsmith, C. C. Harris, W. H. Smith, C. E. Fuller, Jas. Lorton, C. Campbell, C. H. Connell, S. E. Davis, R. M. Bowles, Eugene Wallis, and O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Whitney came down from Wichita last Thursday to attend Mrs. Bahntge’s party and remained several days visiting their many friends. Mrs. Whitney has just returned from Pueblo, Colorado, where she has been on a visit to her brother-in-law. Winfield society always welcomes this young couple with warmth.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
The Presbyterian Church is in need of some interior repairing and the ladies have decided to have it papered as well. To gain the money for such purpose, they held a Paper Festival at the Opera House on Tuesday evening, which was a decided success. The hall was beauti-fully decorated and the tables were temptingly arrayed. A number of young ladies were dressed in becoming costumes of paper. At the paper booth Mrs. Bahntge, a charming Rose-bud in red and green tissue presided, assisted by Miss Amanda Scothorn representing a glowing Poppy, Miss Lizzie Wallis, a blushing sweet Carnation, Miss Jennie Hane, “The Queen of Flowers,” the Rose, and Miss Jessie Millington a gorgeous Sunflower, attracted much attention. They sold all manner of pretty paper trifles, fans, parasols, and baskets.
Miss Ida Johnson, Nina Anderson, and Anna Hyde sold button hole bouquets, and other flowers, and wore also beautiful paper dresses and were a success.
The Tea booth probably attracted more attention than anything else. Each person who purchased a cup of tea was presented with the cup and saucer containing it, but the attraction was the ladies who attended and poured the tea. They were Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Shrieves, and Mrs. Spotswood.
Miss Margie Wallis and Chas. Bahntge made lots of fun selling soap bubbles at five cents a blow.
A bevy of bright young ladies, in fancy caps and aprons, attended at the fancy tables, and sold all manner of pretty things made by the ladies of the Ladies Aid Society. They were: Misses Mary Shivers, Mate and Belle Linn, Mattie and Mary Gibson, Emma Howland, and Ella Johnson.
“Rebecca at the well,” was successfully carried out by Mrs. Buckman, who sold gallons of choice lemonade.
Ice cream and cake were sold by the quantity and, although not a new feature, was none the less a profitable one. Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. Shearer, Mrs. Allen, and Mrs. VanDoren attended at one table while Mrs. Green, Mrs. Caton, Mrs. Manser, Mrs. Schofield, and Mrs. Cochran attended at the other.
The gross receipts of the evening were $130. The ladies also had a dinner at the Opera House Wednesday noon, but we have not been able to learn what success attended it.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Charlie Bahntge is again at his post in Read’s Bank after a severe attack of bilious fever.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Charlie Bahntge largely added to the value of his fine residence by ornamental fences and trees. His shrubbery is set out with a great deal of taste.
A happy crowd of very little folks met as per invitation at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman Wednesday afternoon, to celebrate the third birthday of little Miss Stella Buckman. It was one of the few real jolly parties that have been held this season. The ceremony of introduction was dispensed with and each one present seemed imbued with unusual conversational power. In the matter of real, solid enjoyment, it was the model party of the age. Little Miss Stella was the recipient of many beautiful presents from her youthful friends. Those present were Misses Flora Moorehouse, Maud Miller, Mamie Pryor, Margie Pryor, Gracie Garey, Edna Glass, Inez Crippen, Blanche Troup, Nellie Harden, June and Bessie Schofield, and Mattie Marshall. Our future statesmen were represented by Masters Willie Nixon, Edgar Powers, Johnnie Crippen, Willie Troup, Ralph Brown, Eddie Greer, Harvey Harden, Baron Bahntge, Roy Robinson, Robbie Platter, and Royal Carver. As this was the first event in the social life of the little ones, it will be remembered with much pleasure.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
The Winfield Dramatic Club was organized at the Telegram office last Wednesday evening, D. L. Kretsinger, President; Will Robinson, Vice-president; Charlie Bahntge, Secretary; Richard M. Bowles, Stage Manager; and Will Wilson, Treasurer. The membership was limited to twenty and all admissions must be by unanimous vote. The charter members are A. T. Spotswood, W. C. Robinson, D. L. Kretsinger, W. J. Wilson, Sam E. Davis, L. D. Zenor, R. M. Bowles, C. F. Bahntge, L. H. Webb, Henry Goldsmith, E. E. Thorpe, and Ed. P. Greer.
Winfield Courier, October 26, 1882.
The Bahntge Bros, are building a fine dwelling house on their half-section farm in Rich-land Township. Mr. John Davis is also adding a new dwelling to the comforts of his Richland farm.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
Charlie Bahntge has been treating his elegant little residence to a new coat of paint turned off in a very tasty manner.
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1882.
                                             A GAMBLING HOUSE RAIDED.

Last Friday Harry Bahntge, who has been for a long time running a gambling den in a room back of his billiard hall in the Brettun House, was arrested and brought before Justice Buckman. He plead guilty to running a gambling table, was fined one hundred dollars and costs, which he paid, and went on his way rejoicing. In about an hour he was again arrested on another charge, which he likewise settled up. But the majesty of the law was not satisfied, and he was immediately arrested a third time, on another charge, and after it was settled, he was again pounced upon for the fourth time by the sheriff. This was more than even Mr. Bahntge’s proud spirit could brook, and he prayed the Court for mercy. When it was inti-mated that the end was not yet, and that the next case was five hundred or the pen, he wilted like a cabbage plant at high noon, and swore by all that was good and great that if they would but spare him the last dose, he would pay all the rest up, throw his room open, turn the gambling devices over to the officers, take the bars from the doors and the blinds from the windows, and let the bright sun of heaven pour into its iniquitous recesses forever more, amen; and further, that he would never do so any more. Upon these conditions he was let off, after paying two hundred and fifty dollars in fines and costs, and turning over to the constable his gambling table and checks, which were, by order of the Court, destroyed in the public street. The execution of the table was witnessed by a large concourse of people.
Mayor Troup and his associate and assistant in breaking up this business, Frank W. Finch, are entitled to the thanks of the community in addition to the knowledge of having done their whole duty in the premises.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
                                        What Our People Did During the Holidays.
The Misses Meech were with Mrs. Emerson on New Years day, where they received calls informally. Miss Scothorn was with Miss Millington; Miss Andrews with the Misses Wallis; and Miss Smith, Miss Hane; Mrs. Bahntge and some others received in the same manner. There were but few gentlemen out, however, those who were out were equipped with elegant cards, much finer than those received last year.
                                                           The Masquerade.
The Young Men’s Social Club made a great success of their Masquerade Ball given on the 28th. There was a large attendance and the maskers were better disguised than usual. Those who created the most curiosity as to their identity were Miss Sadie French, the “Little Girl;” Miss Anna Scothorn, “The Lady Guerilla;” Mr. Frank Barclay, the “Carpet Bagger.” We were not enabled to get a list of the maskers and will not attempt to give them. The success of the party was due to the management of the floor by Prof. Mahler and the untiring energy of Mr. Chas. Bahntge, Mr. Lovell Webb and Mr. Chas. Fuller, in making the arrange-ments for it. In appreciation of Prof. Mahler’s kindness, since he charged nothing for his services, the young gentlemen presented him with $25.00, which was highly appreciated. The dancing class are loud in their praises of Prof. Mahler.
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
Miss Bert Morford of Joplin, Missouri, is here, making her sister, Mrs. Charlie Bahntge, a visit. Miss Morford has been here several times and is always a welcome visitor.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
                                                      A Monumental Fraud, 
                              With an Attempt to Make Anti-Prohibition Capital, 
                                          And Establish Glickeries in Winfield.
                                                 A PETITION AND REPLY.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
Chas. F. Bahntge was one of those who signed the petition.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge has been offered for the next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club on Tuesday, May 1. The following are on duty for miscellaneous selections: Miss Kate Millington, Mr. W. C. Smith, Miss Theresa Goldsmith, L. H. Webb, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Miss Allie Klingman, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge. As the club is to adjourn for the summer and as preliminary arrangements for a “Basket Picnic” are to be made, the members are earnestly solicited to attend. THERESA GOLDSMITH, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
                                                    [At City Council Meeting.]
J. Wade McDonald, attorney for the Winfield Water Company, appeared and filed and presented to the mayor and councilmen a notification and request from said Water Company, in the words and figures following, to-wit:
Office of the Winfield Water Company, Winfield, Kansas, May 7th, 1883.
To the Honorable Mayor and Council of the City of Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas:
GENTLEMEN: You are hereby notified and requested to proceed with all practicable dispatch to have condemned in the name of the City of Winfield, the right to perpetually divest from the Walnut River, at a point thereon northwest of the north end of Walton Street, of said city, all such quantity or quantities of water as may be necessary to enable the Win-field Water Company, its successors or assigns, to supply the said City of Winfield and the inhabitants thereof, with water, in pursuance with the provisions of ordinance numbered 167, of said city.
This notification and request is made in pursuance with and under and by virtue of the provisions of section 14 of said ordinance, numbered 167.
                       The Winfield Water Company by M. L. ROBINSON, President.
Attest: CHAS. F. BAHNTGE, Secretary.
And thereupon upon motion of Councilman McMullen it was ordered by the mayor and council that the city do forthwith, by Joseph O’Hare, Esq., city attorney, present, in the name of the city, a petition to the Honorable E. S. Torrance, judge of the district court of the County of Cowley, State of Kansas, requesting the appointment of three commissioners to lay off and condemn to the use of the city the right to forever divest from the Walnut River at a point thereon northwest of the present north end of Walton Street of said city, so much of the water of and from said stream as may or shall be or become necessary to forever supply from day to day and from year to year said city and the inhabitants thereof with an abundance of water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic, sanitary, and other purposes as specified and provided for in and by ordinance numbered 167, of said city.
On motion, the Mayor, Councilmen Kretsinger, and Mr. J. P. Short were appointed a committee to examine the question of providing the city with fire hose and carts.
G. B. Shaw & Co., were granted the privilege of erecting a windmill in the street near their place of business, subject to removal on order of council.
The Mayor appointed Giles Prater city marshal and street commissioner for the ensuing year, and on motion the council confirmed the appointment; the mayor then appointed E. S. Bedilion city clerk for the ensuing year, and the council refused to confirm, there being two votes for confirmation and two against; the mayor then appointed D. A. Millington city engineer for the ensuing year, and the appointment was confirmed by the council.

The city attorney was instructed to present an ordinance to prevent children from being on the streets at night. On motion the council adjourned.
Attest: L. H. WEBB, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
Mrs. C. F. Bahntge gave a delightful party to her young friends on Tuesday evening last. The refreshments were elegant and dancing was engaged in, and all enjoyed themselves as is customary at her pleasant home.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                   Notes of the Arrangements.
The arrangements for receiving and entertaining the editorial fraternity were made in due season and were ample and complete as far as human foresight could make them; notwithstanding the work of preparation fell on a few and largely on us. C. C. Black of the Telegram was absent during the time the matter was worked and did not get back in time to share in the large amount of work of receiving and assigning the guests and providing for their pleasure and amusement. Geo. Rembaugh was left alone with all the work of getting up the Telegram on his shoulders, but he did it up well and got time to do much work on the preparation and entertainment.
Homer Fuller, W. H. Smith, and C. F. Bahntge are complimented for their many kind attentions to guests.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
Charlie Bahntge leaves for a trip to Baltimore today. He will be absent some weeks.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
                                                      NOTES OF TRAVEL.
The editor and his family have returned from a trip east, having taken in as many of the sights as was possible in the short period of fifteen days. As we did our traveling mostly in the night, in sleeping cars, we got in at least eleven full days for sight seeing, spending a day and a half in St. Louis, one day in Cincinnati, three and a half days in and about Washington, one day in Baltimore, one day in Philadelphia, and three days in and about New York. In the other two days we saw either going or coming, the to us most interesting part of the route, that from Philadelphia to Chillicothe, Ohio, all the way, including the picturesque mountain scenery of West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia; the Cumberlands, Alleghenies, and Blue Ridge; and scenes of historic interest including Harpers Ferry.
Charles F. Bahntge appeared to us soon after we reached Baltimore, and again in New York, where he was with us for two days, and added much to the pleasure of our excursions about that city.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
The most delightful entertainment of the season was given by Dr. & Mrs. Geo. Emerson on Tuesday evening of this week. The guests present were: Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. J. Wade McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Baird, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. 

M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mrs. F. Mendell of Texas, Mrs. H. P. Mansfield of Burden, Mrs. Perkins, late of Australia, Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mrs. C. L. Harter; Misses Lizzie Wallis, Margie Wallis, Jennie Hane, Florence Beeney, Nettie R. McCoy, Huldah Goldsmith, Cloyd Brass, Sadie French, Julia Smith, Jessie Meech, Caro Meech, Jesse Millington; Messrs. M. J. O’Meara, D. L. Kret-singer, W. H. Smith, W. A. Smith of Wichita, E. H. Nixon, L. D. Zenor, W. C. Robinson, Geo. W. Robinson, E. Wallis, G. Headrick, F. F. Leland, H. Bahntge, E. Meech, Jr. It was an exceedingly lively party and the host and hostess had omitted nothing which could add to the general enjoyment. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson stand at the head of the list of those in Winfield who know how to entertain their friends.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained a large number of friends at their elegant home Friday evening. It was a pleasant company and the hospitality was highly enjoyed. Among those present were Mayor & Mrs. Emerson, Mr. & Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. Hickok, Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Mann, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Millington, Mr. & Mrs. Silliman, Mr. & Mrs. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. Tomlin, Mr. & Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Greer, Mr. & Mrs. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. & Mrs. Dr. Green, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. & Mrs. Branham. Also, Mr. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. Albro, Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Foose, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Ripley, of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Judge Buck of Emporia. These evening gatherings are becoming quite a feature in our social life, and nowhere are they more heartily enjoyed than at Mr. Fuller’s.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
A social party were entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Buckman on Tuesday evening. The guests present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Asp, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup; Mrs. Schofield, Mrs. G. H. Allen; Misses Josie Bard, Jennie B. Hane, Nettie R. McCoy, Margie Wallis, Sadie French, Jessie Millington; Messrs. M. O’Meara, R. B. Rodelph, Louis B. Zenor, E. H. Nixon, W. H. Smith, H. Bahntge, L. H. Webb. The affair was delightful in every way, and the guests were profuse in their thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Buckman for their many and pleasant attentions which secured  them so much enjoyment.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                           The Masquerade.

The members of the Pleasant Hour Club have made the winter thus far very pleasant in a social way. Their hops have been well attended, and the utmost good feeling and harmony has prevailed. Their masquerade ball last Thursday evening was the happiest hit of the season. The floor was crowded with maskers and the raised platforms filled with spectators. At nine o’clock the “grand march” was called, and the mixture of grotesque, historical, mythological, and fairy figures was most attractive and amusing. Then, when the quadrilles were called, the effect of the clown dancing with a grave and sedate nun, and Romeo swinging a pop-corn girl, was, as one of the ladies expressed it, “just too cute.”
The following is the list of names of those in masque, together with a brief description of costume or character represented.
Mrs. Bahntge, in the guise of a Spanish Girl, defied detection.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                               OUR FAIR.
                                   The Stockholders Meet and Elect a New Board.
Following is a list of Shareholders and Number of Shares Held.
H. Bahntge, 1 share.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
                                                    Winfield Water Company.
                                                         February 27, 1884.
D. L. Kretsinger is this day appointed Superintendent of the Winfield Water Company, and will have supervising control of the company’s works. All patrons of the company will apply to him for water rates, permits, contracts, etc., and to whom all rentals will be paid.
                                                 M. L. ROBINSON, President.
CHAS. F. BAHNTGE, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
Mr. John R. Smith from over on Silver Creek, attended the Peabody cattle sale last week, and brought home three thoroughbred short horn cows and one bull. He paid $250, $155, and $135 each for the three former, and $175 for the latter. Harry Bahntge also bought some very fine short horn cows at this sale, for one of which he paid $400. A $160 cow of Harry’s broke her leg in shipping to Winfield, and had to be killed. He also got in Saturday twenty-two head of heifers from Kentucky.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
Miss B. Moffitt, from Joplin, will make her home hereafter in this city with her sister, Mrs. C. F. Bahntge.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
Mrs. Dr. Emerson and Mrs. Chas. F. Bahntge took a little pleasure and business tour to Kansas City last week, returning one day this week.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
                                                         HOW WE BOOM!
                           Winfield the Prettiest and Most Substantial City in the West,
                                     And Still the Work of Improvement Goes On!
                      Three Hundred New Homes Going Up and More Contracted For.
Charley Bahntge is happiest when improving. He is adding a story to his fine residence, has put up a good barn, and will have, when completed, about as pretty a place as the town contains. His shrubs and trees are set with great taste.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.

Frank Barclay returned Friday from Hastings, Nebraska, where he has been putting in steam-heating apparatus. He will pipe, for water and steam, Charley Bahntge’s fine resi-dence, immediately.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Mr. Fred Bahntge, of Charleston, South Carolina, a brother of Charlie and Harry, is visiting here and will probably make some investments before his return.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
In another place appears the official statement of M. L. Read’s Bank prior to opening as the First National. It makes the wonderful showing of over two hundred and ninety thousand dollars in deposits. This is the greatest proof of the prosperous condition of our county.
                                                      Read’s Bank Statement.
Statement of the Condition of M. L. Read’s Bank, of Winfield, Kansas, as the Close of Business, June 24th, 1884, when “The First National Bank of Winfield, Kansas,” was Organized out of Read’s Bank.
Loans and Discounts: $182,451.11
Banking House, Safe, Fixtures, and Furniture: $12,500.00
Real Estate (exclusive of homesteads and all other real estate owned by M. L. Read & M. L. Robinson individually): $77,575.00
Current expenses and taxes paid since March 21st, 1884: $1,913.14
Cash: $86,768.75
Sight Exchange: $64,740.38                       [TOTAL CASH/SIGHT EXCHANGE: $151,508.98]
TOTAL RESOURCES: $425,948.23
Capital: $75,000.00
Deposits: $293,663.25
Surplus: $50,668.78
Undivided Profits since March 21st, 1884: $6,616.28
We, M. L. Read and M. L. Robinson, owners of M. L. Read’s Bank, Winfield, Kansas, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of our knowledge and belief.
Correct—Attest: W. C. ROBINSON,
                            GEO. W. ROBINSON,
                             CHAS. F. BAHNTGE.
COUNTY OF COWLEY,   )ss. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 28th day of June,                  A. D. 1884. J. WADE McDONALD, Notary Public Cowley County, Kansas.
My commission expires March 3rd, 1888.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
                                               Death of Mrs. Chas. F. Bahntge.

DIED. The angel of death, with ever mysterious hand, has entered one of our beautiful, happy homes, and taken away its light and warmth. The spirit of Mrs. Chas. F. Bahntge, without a moments warning, took its flight last Saturday night at 12 o’clock, leaving a fond, devoted husband, a sweet, innocent little boy of four years and many relatives and friends bathed in tears and bowed down with grief. Mrs. Bahntge had been suffering for  some weeks from an affection similar to the fatal Bright’s Disease, but seemed to be improving, and expressed the brightest hopes before retiring Saturday night. The summons came in convulsions while she was yet asleep and life went out without even a parting word with loved ones. The commodious, convenient new home, whose architect reflected the wife’s every wish and desire,  was just nearing completion, and the family were looking forward with high anticipation to the crowning of their felicity with a home which should be the acme of their delight. How uncertain are the hopes of frail humanity!
Mrs. Bahntge was a native of Maysville, Kentucky, and in her twenty-eighth year. Mr. Bahntge and she were married nearly six years ago, and the union was a continual halo of happiness. The husband is wrapped in sorrow which reaches the innermost recesses of his being.
The body was laid away in the Union Cemetery from the residence Sunday evening, Revs. Kirkwood and Kelly officiating. Mrs. W. V. Kates and Miss Bert Morford were the only members of the family of the deceased, present. Death was so sudden and unexpected that it was impossible to notify others in time to reach here. Mrs. T. Morford, the mother, arrived from Galena, Kansas, Tuesday. Many were the kind words of sympathy extended the bereaved ones from their large circle of friends, but consoling words are inadequate to alleviate the pangs of such a loss. The funeral procession was among the largest and most impressive which has ever moved to Union Cemetery.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
Opened for Business July 14th, 1884—The First National Bank of Winfield, Kansas.
Elsewhere will be found the legal publication of the comptrollers certificate authorizing “The First National Bank of Winfield Kansas,” to open and carry on the business of Banking under the National Banking Law.

The stockholders of our First National Bank are the owners and employees of M. L. Read’s Bank and it will succeed to the business of this old and reliable Banking House and will be officered and managed by the same parties who have for the past twelve years so successfully managed the affairs of that remarkably prosperous institution. The Directors of the First National Bank of Winfield at a meeting on the 15th day of June, 1884, elected the following officers: M. L. Read, President; M. L. Robinson, Vice-President; W. C. Robinson, Cashier; George W. Robinson, Assistant Cashier; and Chas. F. Bahntge, Teller. The thorough knowledge obtained by these gentlemen during their large and varied banking experience in our county and their well known conservative management of all  their affairs added to their already immense property interests will go to establish and swell the influence of our First National Bank and place it amongst the first institutions of its kind in the state. With pride and satisfaction we welcome the First National Bank as a further earnest of the substantial character of our financial institutions, and we bespeak for it a prosperous and profitable future.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
                                                           Obituary Notice.
Mrs. Alice D. Bahntge, who died in this city on the night of the 12th instant, was the youngest daughter of Theodore and Ameline Morford. She was born at Maysville, Kentucky. In her early youth the family removed to Augusta, in the same state; and a few years later moved westward, settling at Joplin, Missouri. While a resident at Joplin, she was united in marriage to Mr. C. F. Bahntge of this city; and thenceforth, for the remainder of her life, here was her home. One son was born by her, who yet survives, too young to understand his irreparable loss. Her death was very sudden. She had not been well for several weeks, but seemed to be improving rapidly. Full of bright hopes for her future life here, she went to sleep, and two hours later she passed, without awaking to consciousness, into another world.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
                              M. L. READ, President. CHAS. F. BAHNTGE, Teller. 
                     M. L. ROBINSON, Vice President. W. C. ROBINSON, Cashier.
                                        GEO. W. ROBINSON, Assistant Cashier.
                                                      The First National Bank,
                                                                No. 3218,
                                                  OF WINFIELD, KANSAS.
                                                ORGANIZED JUNE 25, 1884.
                                                 Succeeds M. L. Read’s Bank.
Stockholders: M. L. Read, M. L. Robinson, W. C. Robinson, George W. Robinson, and Charles F. Bahntge.
                                                  Paid Up Capital, $50,000.00.
                                        AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $250,000.00.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
The following is a list of the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association:
Harry Bahntge.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
                                                             The State Fair.
The writer attended the State Fair at Topeka last week on “Ben Butler Day,” and is prepared to confess that the caricatures devoted to “Old Ben” by Puck and Judge are absolutely flattering as to beauty. Ben is not at home as a stump speaker, especially in stalwart Republican Kansas, and his speeches elicited very little enthusiasm. The Fair was something to make blooming, happy Kansas prouder than ever, and an advertisement of incalculable benefit. Every department was complete. A look at the magnificent displays proved the feebleness of words to express the gigantic possibilities of the garden spot of the world, Sunny Kansas. We noticed on the grounds from Winfield: Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, and Messrs. R. E. Wallis, J. O. Taylor, W. H. Turner, A. H. Green, S. H. and A. H. Jennings, J. P. Short, Harry Bahntge, Chas. Schmidt, A. Gogoll, and Tom Matherson.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.

Mr. George Bahntge, of Charleston, South Carolina, is spending some weeks in this city with his brothers, Charlie and Harry. He is so well pleased with our county and city that a removal among us permanently is not improbable.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
                                            GENERAL NOTES OF THE FAIR.
Bahntge, Kates & Co., only exhibited one cow out of their splendid herd of thoroughbreds, and she took $41 in premiums. Next year they expect to down the county.
                                                      CLASS B.—CATTLE.
Best bull, 3 years old and over; J. Scott Baker, 1st; F. A. A. Williams, 2nd.
Bull, 2 years old and under 3; N. J. Thompson, 1st.
Bull 1 year old and under 2; John R. Smith and Son, 1st.
Bull under 1 year, John R. Smith and Son, 1st.
Cow, 3 years old and over: Bahntge, Kates & Co., 1st; John R. Smith & Son, 2nd.
Cow 2 years old and under 3; John R. Smith & Son, 1st and 2nd.
Heifer under 1 year, John R. Smith & Son, 1st.
Bull 1 year old and under 2, J. Scott Baker, 1st.
Bull calf under 1 year, N. J. Thompson, 1st and 2nd.
Cow 3 years old or over, John R. Smith, 1st; N. J. Thompson, 2nd.
Heifer 2 years old and under 3, N. J. Thompson, 1st; F. A. A. Williams, 2nd.
Heifer 1 year old and under 2, N. J. Thompson, 1st and 2nd.
Heifer under 1 year, N. J. Thompson, 1st and 2nd.
Best fat cow, Bahntge, Kates & Co., 1st; T. M. Graham, 2nd.
Best herd thoroughbreds, John R. Smith, 1st.
Best bull any age or blood, N. J. Thompson, 1st.
Best cow any age or blood, Bahntge, Kates & Co., 1st.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
We publish this week the first statement of the First National Bank. It exhibits a most excellent showing. The deposits reach the high figure of $280,000, and the showing of cash on hand is over $115,000. The First National may be congratulated on its prosperity.
Loans and Discounts: $201,137.37
Overdrafts: $282.72
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation: $12,500.00
U. S. Bonds on hand: $1,500.00
Premium on Bonds: $2,609.22
Real Estate, Furniture & Fixtures: $12,500.00

Current Expenses and Taxes Paid: $954.24
Redemption Fund with U. S. Treasurer: $562.00
Due from State Banks and Bankers: $17,209.96
Due from other National Banks: $16,095.38
Legal Tender Notes: $27,000.00
Bills of other Banks: $33,240.00
Gold: $12,250.00
Silver: $6,500.00
Nickels and Pennies: $535.03
Checks and other Cash Items: $2,475.26
TOTAL RESOURCES: $347,351.18
Capital Stock: $50,000.00
Undivided Profits: $5,513.80
Circulation: $11,240.00
Individual Deposits subject to check: $268,986.05
Time Deposits: $11,611.33
TOTAL DEPOSITS: $280,597.38
STATE OF KANSAS, Cowley County,) ss.
I. W. C. Robinson, Cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. W. C. ROBINSON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of October, 1884.
                                             G. H. BUCKMAN, Notary Public.
M. L. READ,             )
M. L. ROBINSON,    )   Directors.
C. F. BAHNTGE,      )
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1884.
Charles F. Bahntge left Thursday last for Charleston, South Carolina, because of having been informed by wire that his father was not expected to live but a very short time.
                                                   The First National Bank.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

For twelve years M. L. Read’s Bank was foremost among Cowley Institutions and enjoyed a remarkable prosperity. In July last, it was made The First National Bank, with the following officers: M. L. Read, president; M. L. Robinson, vice-president; W. C. Robinson, cashier; George W. Robinson, assistant cashier; and Chas. F. Bahntge, Teller. The First National is officered by the same gentlemen who so successfully carried on the affairs of M. L. Read’s Bank during its long career. They are all men of large and varied banking experience and heavy property interests and have placed the First National among the foremost financial institutions of the West. It has an immense business. Its managers have always been prominent in the inauguration and push of enterprises for the advancement of Winfield and Cowley County.
                                       Winfield Building and Loan Association.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of this association was held on Monday evening with a fair attendance. The reports of the secretary and treasurer were read, exhibiting in detail its affairs. From these reports it appears that there has been loaned by the association on bond and mortgages $11,750, secured by first lien on productive real estate in each case of more than double the amount of the loan. The association has three series running and aggregating about 450 shares, and opened a fourth series on the first of January, upon which nearly a hundred shares have already been subscribed. It was shown that the profit on the first series for three years, since it was first taken, amounted to $26.50 on the investment of $36.00, and on the second series, upon an investment of $24.00, $6.50 for two years, and on the third series, an investment of $12.00 for the past year, a profit of $1.75. The stock is paid in monthly installments at $1.00 per share. The institution is growing finely and is a befit to Winfield in building houses and in furnishing a safe and profitable way of investing monthly savings. The new board of directors consists of W. C. Robinson, A. B. Snow, C. F. Bahntge, J. F. McMullen, C. E. Fuller, J. P. Short, J. S. Mann, J. W. Connor, and A. T. Spotswood.
The Board met on Tuesday evening and elected their officers for the coming year: President, J. S. Mann; Vice President, J. W. Connor; Treasurer, Henry Goldsmith; Secretary, J. F. McMullen. Subscriptions to the fourth series may be made at the secretary’s office on 9th Avenue.
                                               TELEPHONE DIRECTORY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
                                            No. 97. Bahntge, Charles, residence.
                                                  No. 34. First National Bank.
                                                NORTH RICHLAND. BOB.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
We understand that Mr. Chas. Bahntge has purchased Mr. Dunbar’s farm.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Harry Bahntge brought from the east Saturday three handsome and very valuable cows, two Rose of Sharon, and one Crag, to be placed on the Floral ranch of Bahntge, Kates & Co. This ranch is one of the best stocked and most valuable in the county, and is receiving additions weekly of the highest grade.
                                              NORTH RICHLAND. “BOB.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Mr. Bahntge; Kates & Co., are sowing 70 acres of tame grass, and are also having 300 acres of prairie broken. They are all in the fine stock business. They bought two sows for which they paid 100 dollars each.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.

The Arkansas City Democrat, issued Friday, launched the following item too tempting to resist THE COURIER scissors: “Charlie Bahntge, the genial and efficient teller of the First National Bank of Winfield, spent last Sunday in our city as the guest of his old friend, Ivan Robinson.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
M. L. READ, Pres’t.          CHAS. F. BAHNTGE, TELLER           W. C. ROBINSON, Cash.
M. L. ROBINSON, Vice Pres’t.                      GEO. W. ROBINSON, Ass’t Cash.
                                            THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
                                                                NO. 3218,
                                                  OF WINFIELD, KANSAS.
                                               ORGANIZED JUNE 25, 1884.
                                               Succeeds M. L. Read’s Bank.
Stockholders: M. L. Read, M. L. Robinson, W. C. Robinson, George W. Robinson, and
                                                        Charles F. Bahntge.
                                                 Paid Up Capital, $50,000.00.
                                       AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $250,000.00
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
   Mather Anderson and wife to Chas. F. Bahntge, lots 1-2 and s ½ of ne ¼ 1-31-4e: $3,000
                                                    COLLEGE MEETING.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.

Pursuant to call the citizens met in mass meeting at the Court House Tuesday evening, with J. C. Long presiding and Ed. P. Greer as secretary, for the purpose of considering the question of securing the Methodist College. Senator Hackney, of the visiting committee, explained the situation. M. L. Robinson then proposed a plan whereby the twenty acres and fifteen thousand dollars necessary might be raised. He proposed to be one of eight to organize the College Hill Addition Company, secure land in some available location, set aside twenty acres thereof for the college site and guarantee ten thousand dollars to the fund. This suggestion was immediately adopted, and the following gentlemen subscribed to the shares at once: M. L. Robinson, W. P. Hackney, Chas. F. Bahntge, John W. Curns, W. R. McDonald, T. H. Soward, A. J. Thompson, and S. H. Myton. After some further discussion on the matter by Judge Gans, Mayor Graham, J. E. Conklin, and others, the meeting adjourned to meet again this evening. Messrs. Baden, Millington, Spotswood, Wallis, Conklin, F. S. Jennings, Bedilion, and Whiting were appointed as a committee to confer with the members of the College Hill and Highland Park Association and report proceedings. Mayor Graham, H. B. Schuler, and Senator Hackney were appointed to attend to the reception and entertainment of the College Commission. The railroad questions was also discussed at some length, and a committee of seven consisting of Messrs. Farnsworth, Bowen, M. M. Scott, Siverd, Chas. Schmidt, and J. E. Conklin were appointed to see that the registration was fully made. An assessment of $1.00 was levied upon the members of the Enterprise Association to defray the expenses of the railroad canvass. The solution of the college problem seems to be at hand. If this association furnishes the twenty acres and ten thousand dollars, certainly our citizens will furnish the other five thousand. Now is the time to act in this matter, and when the committee calls, be ready to put down liberally.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Charles F. Bahntge, of the First National Bank, is confined to his house with a bilious attack, and leaves the First National short of help.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
Mary F Davis and husband to Chas F Bahntge, se qr 22-32-s-4e, 160 acres: $11,500
Chas F Bahntge to The College Hill Town Company, se qr 22-32-s-4-e: $22,400
                                                      A SOCIETY EVENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood was, last night, the scene of a most enviable gathering of our young society people. The occasion was in honor of the Misses Sarah Bass, of Kansas City, and Sarah Gay, of St. Louis, accomplished and attractive young ladies who are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Spotswood. It was one of the jolliest companies; all restraint was banished under the royal hospitality of the entertainers. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson and Misses Nettie McCoy, Julia Smith, Libbie Whitney, Jessie Millington, Bert Morford, Hattie Stolp, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Gertrude McMullen, Ida Johnston, Sadie French, Minnie Taylor, Leota Gary, Maggie Harper, Anna Hunt, Mary Hamill and Lizzie McDonald; Messrs. J. J. O’Meara, W. H. Smith, F. F. Leland, B. W. Matlack, T. J. Eaton, Eugene Wallis, Lacey Tomlin, D. H. Sickafoose, W. H. Whitney, M. H. Ewart, Byron Rudolf, Harry Bahntge, E. J. McMullen, Everett and George Schuler, James Lorton, Charles Dever, Frank Robinson, Addison Brown, Fred Ballein, S. D. Harper, and F. H. Greer. Music, cards, the “light fantastic,” and a collation of choice delicacies made the time pass most pleasantly. Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood and daughter, Miss Margie, and the Misses Bass and Gay did the honors of the evening very delightfully, and reluctantly did the guests depart, with appreciative adieu, wishing many more such happy occasions.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Miss Nona Calhoun, of Maysville, Kentucky, a cousin of Miss Bert Morford, is visiting in the home of Chas. F. Bahntge. She is a distant relative of the famous John C. Calhoun and a highly accomplished young lady.
                                            ANOTHER HAPPY OCCASION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.

Storm or cloud, wind or cyclone, heat or cold can’t check the jollity and genuine sociability of our young folks. Facing a very elevated mercury, the presence of the Italian band imbued them, and Monday an impromptu party was given at the rink—not to dance much, you know, but just to enjoy the charming Italian music. But the charm of Terpsichore came with that of the music and round and round whirled the youth and beauty, in the mazy waltz and perspiration. The rink, with its splendid ventilation and smooth roomy floor, has a peculiar fascination for lovers of the dance, which, added to perfect and inspiring music, easily explains the enjoyment that reigned last night. The ladies, arrayed in lovely white costumes and coquettish smiles, always look bewitching on a summer evening. And right here we know the remark will be endorsed, that no city of Winfield’s size can exhibit a social circle of more beauty, intelligence, and genuine accomplishment—no foolish caste, no “codfish aristocracy,” or embarrassing prudishness. Among those present last night, our reporter noted the following, nearly all of whom “tripped the light fantastic.” Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hosmer, Misses Bertha Williamson, Nellie Cole, S. Belle Gay, S. Gay Bass, Anna Hunt, Edith Hall, Mamie Shaw, Maggie and Mattie Harper, Gertrude and Nellie McMullen, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Emma Strong, Sadie French, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Nina Anderson, Jennie Lowry, Hattie Andrews, and Belle Bertram; Messrs. Fred C. Hunt, A. D. Speed, Willis Richie, D. H. Sickafoose, Amos Snowhill, S. D. and Dick Harper, Eli Youngheim, Ed J. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, T. J. Eaton, P. H. and E. C. Bertram, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Byron Rudolf, P. S. Kleeman, Harry Bahntge, and George Jennings.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
    M. L. READ, President. CHAS. F. BAHNTGE, Teller. W. C. ROBINSON, Cashier.
  M. L. ROBINSON, Vice President.     GEO. W. ROBINSON, Assistant Cashier.
                                             PAID UP CAPITAL $125,000.00
                                                   The First National Bank.
                                                                No. 3218.
                                                  OF WINFIELD, KANSAS.
                                               ORGANIZED JUNE 25, 1884.
                                          SUCCEEDS M. L. READ’S BANK.
  M. L. Read, M. L. Robinson, W. C. Robinson, Geo. W. Robinson, and Chas. F. Bahntge.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
Charley Bahntge’s little sorrel trotter is attracting attention as the boss flyer of the town. The animal picks himself up with admirable alacrity. Charley imported him.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Harry Bahntge left Saturday evening for a week’s business trip in Mexico, Missouri.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
In the Mt. Dora items published in a late number of the Tavares (Fla.) Herald, we clip the following notice of a young gentleman, a grandson of Col. Alexander, who was born in this city under the supervision of Dr. Mendenhall, and who was contemporary of Miss Nina Harter and Masters Clyde Hackney and Baron Bahntge: “Last Wednesday being the fifth birthday of Master Johnnie Rhodes, he gave a party to his young lady friends, to help him celebrate the event.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hosmer, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt; Misses Bertha Williamson, Nona Calhoun, and Bert Morford, and Mr. Harry Bahntge got home Friday evening from their Territory recreative expedition. They were absent five days and had charming weather—not a drop of rain. They had two tents fourteen feet square, one for the ladies and one for the gentlemen, and a complete camping outfit, with a commissary wagon chuck full. The crowd rode in buggies. At Ponca they camped several days, hunting, fishing, and having a good time variously. While at Ponca the Indians gave them a war dance. The party are enthusiastic over the glorious time enjoyed. The only mar of the trip was the loss of Harry Bahntge’s fine bay horse, which occurred the first day out.
                                                         THE BIG SHOW!
     The Third Day a Whooper—Big Crowds and Bright Sky. Everything Auspicious!
                                             THE PREMIUMS AWARDED.
           The Speed Ring Events—The Lucky Exhibitors, and General Attractions.
                                               AN AUSPICIOUS OPENING.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

The Third Annual Exhibition of the Cowley County Fair & Driving Park Association opened this morning. Everything on the magnificent Fair Grounds had been put in perfect shape. Early this morning the city showed unusual animation and the Fair Ground Boulevard has been thronged all day. Buses of every conceivable kind, with their lusty rustlers, were busy while private vehicles were thick. At the Fair ground all was animation. The first day of every fair is preparation day—the day when exhibitors get their “truck” on the grounds and shape it around. So with Cowley’s Fair today. Exhibitors were as busy as bees, and by this afternoon the different “shows” were sufficiently arranged to insure the magnificence of the displays. Of course the principal attraction is the main exposition building. Here our more enterprising merchants were found working like beavers arranging displays of their wares. A. B. Arment has a fine display of elegant furniture, arranged by Sidney Carnine. Next Gene Wallis was fitting up a booth with wares from the grocery and queensware house of Wallis & Wallis. Johnnie Brooks, with coat off, perspiration on his brow, and taste in his mind, was filling a booth with displays from J. J. Carson & Co.’s clothing store. The dry goods exhibition of S. Kleeman is one of the most artistic, and will be a big advertisement for him. Horning & Whitney are always to the front for enterprise. Their display of stoves and hardware, arranged by Billy Whitney, is immense, and will be a big attraction. Bliss & Wood have a pyramid of their different brands of flour, reaching clear to the ceiling. George D. Headrick has arranged an elegant show of ladies’ and gents’ fine shoes from the boot and shoe house of W. C. Root & Co. F. M. Friend, as usual at every Fair, has a splendid display of musical instruments, etc. W. B. Caton has an elaborate display of tombstones, which present anything but a grave yard appearance amid so much animation. In the agricultural and horticultural departments things begin to loom immensely. Obese pumpkins, huge melons, and various mammoth exhibitions of Cowley’s prolific prolificness are lying all around. The display of grains, vegetables, and grasses by W. C. Hayden and Jas. F. Martin are grand—will down anything any county in the west can show up. Among leading horticultural exhibitors so far are S. C. Sumpter, of Walnut; S. C. Cunningham, Ninescah; Henry Hawkins, Vernon; S. P. Strong, Rock; J. B. Callison, Spring Creek; W. C. Hayden, Walnut; Jake Nixon, Vernon. The several displays are grand, exhibiting forcibly the fruit proclivities of Cowley. The art department was gradually filling today, the superintendent bobbing around numerously arranging the different displays. This department will show up better this year than ever before. Smedley and Gest, the fence men, have an imposing pyramid of their patent fence, just north of the exhibition building. The wind mills of Bertram & Bertram loom skyward. The greatest exhibition of all is the fine stock show. It is magnificent already, with not near all in yet. Col. McMullen has his seven Norman and Clydesdale brood mares with their seven colts. They can’t be beaten. Bahntge, Kaats & Co.’s fine herd of Galloway short horns, J. R. Smith’s herd of blooded short horns, L. S. Cogswell’s display of milkers, and Jonah Johnson’s splendid blooded animals are prominent among the cattle. N. L. Yarbrough is here from Richland with his fine stallions and colts. Among the foreigners who are on the grounds to compete for the liberal premiums are C. F. Stone, of Peabody, with eight fine Holstein cattle and a herd of sheep; T. A. Hubbard and M. B. Keagy, of Wellington, with over fifty Poland and Berkshire hogs—a grand show. Cowley’s swinish propensities show themselves already and more are rolling in. Secretary Kretsinger and assistant, W. J. Wilson, with other assistants, have been besieged with entries all day. And the end is not yet. It will be impossible to close the entry books before tomorrow sometime. Everything indicates a grand success for our Fair. About thirty “flyers” are entered for the races, some of them famous and some splendid exhibitions of speed are certain. Dining booths, swings, refreshment stands, and various money-making attractions—barring everything of a gambling nature—are tick, the lusty stand hustler is rampant. In the morning the entrance fee begins and the Fair proper starts off. Everything will be in good shape.
The shorthorns were the first called in the ring. Never has finer cattle been shown at any fair. They were all beauties, and it was difficult to judge between them. The judges selected were R. M. Clark, of Beaver; Silas Kennedy, of Bolton; and S. Allison, of Winfield. N. R. Thompson took a blue ribbon on his fine bull, and Bahntge, Kates & Co., a red. Mr. J. Johnson, of Spring Creek, captured two blue ribbons and two red ones on his fine show of short horns. J. R. Smith & Son took one first and two seconds. Mr. F. W. McClellan took two blue ribbons on his fine calves. In the Hereford class C. P. Cogswell’s bull, “Kansas,” took first, and L. F. Johnson’s “Prince Albert” second. L. F. Johnson also captured both ribbons on his splendid Hereford cows. The cattle department is very large and the judging is still progressing as we go to press.
                                                         THE BIG SHOW!
                        The Last Day of The Cowley Co. Fair—A Grand Success.
                                           OUR FAME SPREAD ABROAD!
         The Possibilities of Cowley Co. Shown in all Their Glory—Various Fairisms.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

This morning witnessed the grandest show of the fair—the sweepstakes in horses and cattle. In the ring for the best stallions of any age or blood, sixteen stallions were exhibited. The horsemen were enthusiastic over the show. There were horses of every form, shape, and weight from the limb built, silken haired thoroughbred to the mammoth Clydesdale, weighing a ton. The society was very fortunate in the selection of judges for the difficult task of awarding the premium in the persons of S. W. Phenix, D. W. Frew, and J. W. Morse. Mr. Morse is a stranger, but a fine horseman. Capt. Lyons’ “Bertrand” was awarded the premium. The premium for best mare was awarded to F. P. Harriott. The award for the best brood mare, with two or more of her offspring, was given to L. Stout, and that for best stallion, with five of his colts, to N. L. Yarbrough. In the sweepstakes for cattle, the show was equally as fine. Eight bulls were in the ring. The prize was awarded to John R. Smith & Sons. The blue ribbon for best cow of any age or breed was taken by Bahntge, Kates & Co., and that for cross cow by John R. Smith. Bahntge, Kates & Co., also took the prize for best herd of thoroughbreds. The blue ribbon for best cow with three of her calves was taken by J. Johnson, of Maple City. The judges were Owen Shriver, E. P. Young, and Chauncey Hewett.
                                                       Class B.—CATTLE.
                                                          Lot 1. Shorthorns.
Bull 3 years old and over. N. J. Thompson 1st, Bahntge & Co., 2nd.
Bull, 2 years old and under 3. J. R. Smith 1st, J. Johnson 2nd.
Bull, 1 year old and under 2. J. Johnson 1st, J. R. Smith 2nd.
Heifer, under 1 year. I. W. McClelland 1st and 2nd.
                                                           Lot 2. Herefords.
Bull, 3 years old and over. J. P. Cogswell 1st, L. F. Johnson 2nd.
Cow, 2 years old and under 3. L. F. Johnson, 1st and 2nd.
                                             Lot 3. Polled Angus and Galloways.
Bull, 2 years old and over. A. T. Holmes 1st.
Bull, 1 year old and under 2. Bahntge & Co., 1st.
                                                            Lot 4. Holsteins.
Bull, 3 years old and over. C. F. Stone 1st and 2nd.
Bull, 1 year old and under 2. Bahntge & Co., 1st.
Bull calf, under 1 year. C. F. Stone 1st.
Cow, 3 years old and over. C. F. Stone 1st and 2nd.
Cow, 2 years old and under 3. C. F. Stone 1st and 2nd.
Cow, 1 year old and under 2. C. F. Stone 1st and 2nd.
                                                         Lot 8. Sweepstakes.
Bull, thoroughbred, any age. J. R. Smith 1st.
Cow, thoroughbred, any age. H. Bahntge & Co., 1st.
Cow, cross, any age. J. R. Smith 1st.
Cow, any age or blood, with 3 of her off-spring. J. Johnson 1st.
Thoroughbred herd, owned by exhibitor, consisting of not less than 1 bull and 5 cows or heifers. J. R. Smith 1st.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
                            STATEMENT OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Report of the condition of the First National Bank at Winfield in the State of Kansas, at the close of business October 1st, 1885.
Loans and discounts:                                               $244,123.27

Overdrafts:                                                             1,608.47
U. S. bonds to secure circulation:                           31,250.00
Current expenses and taxes paid:                                  3,225.02
Premiums on bonds:                                                      6,440.39
Real estate, furniture, and fixtures:                          12,715.50
Redemption fund with U. S. treasurer:                     1,406.00
Due from approved reserve agents:    22,210.45
Due from other national banks:           30,434.14
Due from state banks and bankers:     26,356.97     79,001.56
Legal tender notes:                          $28,700.00
Bills of other banks:                                 16,450.00
Gold coin:                                                17,000.00
Silver coin:                                           4,201.00
Nickels and Pennies:                                     496.08
Checks and other cash items:                     5,024.46       63,871.49
                                           TOTAL RESOURCES:  $443,611.70
Capital stock paid in:                            $125,000.00
Surplus Fund:                                             1,026.74
Undivided profits:                                 9,748.03
Circulation:                                         28,120.00
Individual deposits subject to check:                                                  262,639.93
Time certificates of deposit:                 17,107.00                      $279,746.93
                                            TOTAL LIABILITIES: $443,611.70
I. W. C. Robinson, cashier of the First National Bank of Winfield, Kansas do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
                                                 W. C. ROBINSON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of October, 1885.
                                             G. H. BUCKMAN, Notary Public.
My commission expires August 1st, 1888.
                   M. L. READ, M. L. ROBINSON, CHAS. F. BAHNTGE, Directors.
                                                A BRILLIANT WEDDING.
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra M. 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 Beeney, 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.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Mrs. Millington, bride’s mother, plush rocking chair.
Mr. Samuel Nixon, Utica, Iowa, groom’s father, check for $1,000.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Lemmon, Newton, Kansas, bride’s sister, plush reception chair.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Saint, Grants, New Mexico, bride’s sister, dinner set, decorated china.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, bride’s sister, decorated chamber set.
Miss Anna Nixon, Utica, Iowa, groom’s sister, two table scarfs.
Moses Nixon, groom’s brother, five dollars.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis and son, Amberina water set and tray.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, hammered brass plaque.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, silver syrup pitcher.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, pink satin toilet set.
Miss Maggie Taylor, beveled mirror, bronze frame.
Misses Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, and Sadie French, silver and glass berry bowl.
T. J. Eaton, silver card receiver.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert and Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, silver fruit knives.
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Long, silver pie knife.
Misses Calhoun and Morford, silver nut-cracker and picks.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Asp, silver butter pads.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Bangs, silver cake basket.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, silver card receiver.
Misses Minnie Taylor, Leota Gary, and Ida Johnston, silver napkin rings.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. E. Beeney, and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, silver and cut glass jelly dishes.
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Blackman and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy, silver and mosaic vases.
Frank H. Greer, silver card receiver.
Messrs. G. H. Schuler, James Lorton, and R. Hudson, silver and cut glass pickle caster.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed P. Greer, silver cake basket.
Mr. Harry Bahntge, silver soup tureen and ladle.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, silver breakfast carter.
Henry and Huldah Goldsmith, plush album.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. W. C. Robinson, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge, silver tea set, five pieces.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Rembaugh, willow rocking chair.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tomlin, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, pair of fine, heavy wool blankets with “warm regards.”

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bedilion, Chas. S. Dever and mother, and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Garvey, of Topeka, decorated china after dinner coffee cups and saucers.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bitting, of Wichita, bronze plaque, “entertaining his play fellows.”
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Holloway, of Sedan, silver and cut glass pickle castor.
Miss Clara Garvey of Topeka, embroidered chair scarf.
Miss Mamie Garvey of Topeka, ornamented butter pads.
Miss Jennie Hane, Freeport, Illinois, solid silver sugar spoon.
Mr. W. W. Walton, Clay Center, plush shoe scissors case.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Holloway, Omaha, Nebraska, Amberina berry dish.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Richards, of Wellington, blue brocade plush corner chair.
Messrs. L. D. Zenor, S. L. Overstreet, H. E. Noble, W. J. McKinney, G. W. Ellis, and A. L. Noble, all of Medicine Lodge, reed rocking chair.
Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mrs. J. P. Short, and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, bouquet of cut flowers.
Messrs. Lewis and Addison Brown and E. T. Schuler, copy of Evangeline in Alligator.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt and Miss Anna, hand painted table scarf.
Miss Sadie French, Turkish rug.
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Jennings and Mrs. T. B. Myers, Smyrna rug.
Miss Sallie McCommon, bouquet of cut flowers.
Misses Nettie P. and Annie McCoy, silver and cut glass bouquet holder.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, silver cake basket.
Mrs. F. S. Jennings, ebony clock.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, silver berry spoon.
Dr. Perry and family and Mrs. F. M. Albright and family, celluloid toilet set.
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, silver bouquet holder.
Mrs. E. J. Albright, painting and easel.
W. J. McClellan, silver salt cups.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, pair silver goblets.
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, silver and cut glass perfumery bottle.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, hanging lamp.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor and Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, silver berry bowl and spoon.
Mr. Jos. O’Hare, silver goblet.
Messrs. T. J. Eaton, Geo. D. Headrick, M. H. Ewart, Eli Youngheim, W. H. Dawson, Byron Rudolph, M. J. O’Meara, and M. Hahn, silver pitcher, tray, and goblets.
Mrs. C. Strong and daughter, Amberina egg cups.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lundy, silver caster.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Gans, silver napkin rings.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Leavitt, hand painted sofa pillow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, steel engraving, Lancelot.
Miss Lena Walrath, hand painted pin cushion.
Messrs. Lacey Tomlin, D. H. Sickafoose, and Ed J. McMullen, Geo. Elliott’s complete works.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
                   Wm H Hornaday et ux to Chas F Bahntge, e hf sw qr 32-30-5e: $450
                                                     MR. KATES’ DEATH.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Mr. W. V. Kates, brother-in-law of Chas. F. Bahntge, died last night at the stock farm of Bahntge, Kates & Co., near Floral. His death was not unexpected. For three years he had been struggling with that dread disease, consumption. He moved to the west, hoping to stay its fatality, but it gradually grew, putting a ban on his energies and ambitions and finally ended all, cutting off a life in its meridian, with surroundings of promise and comfort. Notwithstanding his ill health, his management of the stock farm of Bahntge, Kates & Co., improved and extended it until now it is one of the best in this section. His great vitality and ambition maintained the personal management until only a few months ago, when he was compelled to relax. He was thirty-eight years old and leaves a wife, without children. The funeral takes place from the Presbyterian church tomorrow at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Miller.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The funeral of W. V. Kates, who died Thursday at the farm of Bahntge, Kates & Co., was well attended Sunday, from the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Miller.
                                                      G. O. CLUB PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The G. O. Club met Thursday eve in the very agreeable home of Miss Mary Randall. It was a thoroughly enjoyable party of our liveliest young folks, proving conclusively that the young ladies are adepts in arranging social gatherings. Those who enjoyed the occasion were: Misses Josie Bottom, of Ponca; Margie Wallis, Hattie Stolp, Leota Gary, Emma Strong, Jennie Lowry, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Eva Dodds, Minnie Taylor, Ida Johnston, Nellie Rodgers, Anna McCoy, and May Hodges; Messrs. Harry Dent, of Ponca; P. H. Albright, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Willis A. Ritchie, P. S. Hills, Ed. J. McMullen, George Jennings, Will Hodges, Fred Ballein, Harry Sickafoose, Frank N. Strong, Lacey Tomlin, Addison Brown, Livey Buck, and Frank H. Greer. The admirable entertainment of Miss Mary Randall, nicely assisted by her sister, Miss Ella, made all perfectly at home, with genuine jollity supreme. Cards, music, “the light fantastic,” supplemented by a choice luncheon, filled up the evening splendidly. The young ladies made an unique “hit” in this club. It is the alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club, managed by the boys. But there is more hearty sociability about it. Meeting at the homes of the members gives better opportunity for widening friendships. The Opera House, where all is form and dancing, gives a perceptible stiffness and chilliness that never exhibits itself in a private home. Yet the Pleasant Hour Club has succeeded in banishing much of this restraint—in trying to melt the cast that is always likely to exhibit itself at such parties. The social life of our young folks is more general this winter. Entertainments and parties are thick—something about every evening in the week.
                                                 SOCIETY MOVEMENTS.
                                        The K. P. Ball at A. C. a Grand Affair.
                       Winfield and The Terminus Mingle.—The Frigidity Broken.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
For years past there has been a considerable frigidity between Winfield and Arkansas City society. Why this was, couldn’t be explained. Invitations to social events of note passed back and forth, but fell on the desert air. The ice had got to be a foot thick. It is now broken: completely melted, on the part of Winfield. Friday night did it. It was the occasion of a ball and banquet by the Knights of Pythias, of Arkansas City. This Lodge is composed of many of the Terminus’ most prominent men. A grand affair was assured. A number of Winfield’s young folks determined to participate, in answer to hearty invitations. A very happy and mutually agreeable party was made up, as follows.
Mrs. Riddell and Misses Julia Smith, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Sadie French, Jennie Lowry, Emma Strong, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, E. B. Wingate, Willis A. Ritchie, Wm. D. Carey, Tom J. Eaton, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Byron Rudolph, P. H. Albright, George Jennings, Eli Youngheim, and THE COURIER scribe. They went down on the K. C. & S. W., arriving at 7 o’clock, and were handsomely received. This ball and banquet was the biggest social event in Arkansas City’s history. The entire management was perfect under the careful attention of—
Executive committee: A. Mowry, G. W. Miller, and Geo. S. Howard.
Reception committee: John Landes, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, A. J. Pyburn, S. F. George, and F. E. Balyeat.
Floor managers: C. C. Sollitt, F. W. Farrar, T. B. Hutchison, Thos. Vanfleet, and W. E. Moore.
Over a hundred couples of the best people of Arkansas City participated—its youth, beauty, and vivacity. Many of the ladies appeared in elegant costume. The music was furnished by the Wichita Orchestra. The Winfield folks were made perfectly at home and given every attention. Our girls “shook” the Queen City fellows for the handsome ones of the Terminus, and our boys put in the time admirably under the charming presence of the A. C. girls. It was a hearty mingling that made many agreeable acquaintances and completely broke the distant feeling heretofore existing socially between the two cities. The Terminus certainly shows enticing sociability—a circle of handsome, stylish, and genial people, whom the Winfield folks are most happy to have met on this occasion. The banquet, set by H. H. Perry, mine host of the Leland, was fit to tickle the palate of kings—everything that modern culinary art could devise. At 3 o’clock the “hub” folks boarded a special train on the K. C. & S. W., which the managers of that road had kindly furnished for the convenience of the visitors, and were soon landed at home, in the sweet realization of having spent one of the most enjoyable nights of their lives. A jollier crowd of young folks than went down from here would be exceedingly hard to find. The got all the enjoyment there was in it. The A. C. people were delighted with the visit and expressed a warm desire and determination to return the compliment at the first opportunity. This is the inauguration of a new social feeling between the two towns.
                                                     WEDDING CHIMES.
               The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
                                              A Brilliant and Elaborate Affair.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

Once again have the wedding chimes echoed. Ever since the announcement of the intended marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen, society has been on the qui vive in anticipation of the brilliant affair. Its date was New Year’s Day—the starting of a new year, with all its bright prospects and happy hopes. What time could be more appropriate for the joining of two souls with but a single thought? As the cards signaled, the wedding occurred at the elegant residence of Col. J. C. McMullen, uncle of the bride. At half past one o’clock the guests began to assemble and soon the richly furnished parlors of one of Winfield’s most spacious homes were a lively scene, filled with youth and age. It was a representative gathering of the city’s best people, attired as befitted a full dress occasion. Many of the ladies were very richly costumed.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Silver nut cracker and half dozen nut picks, Ed J. McMullen.
Silver salt and pepper castor, Miss Nellie McMullen.
Silver tray with tea and coffee service, Mrs. M. L. Matlack.
Large steel engraving “Rural Scene,” S. Matlack.
Morocco bound bible, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen.
Decorated China dinner set, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen.
Diamond earrings, groom to bride.
Point lace handkerchief, Mrs. W. H. Colgate.
Silver pitcher and goblet, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Rembaugh, Mr. Will C. Robinson, Mr. G. D. Headrick, Mr. M. Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Dr. C. E. Pugh, Mr. Addison Brown, Mr. Will E. Hodges, Mr. Eli Youngheim, Mr. E. G. Gray, Mr. F. H. Greer.
Silver butter knife, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney.
Silver jewel case, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wade McDonald.
Silver card receiver, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Young.
Carving knife and fork with steel, Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Hewitt.
Plush picture frame, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Smith.
Gold and pearl pen holder, Harry Bahntge.
Lemonade set, A. Snowhill.
Silver card receiver, E. M. Ford, Emporia, Kansas.
Silver pitcher and goblet, Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Miss Lena Walrath, and Miss Lola Silliman.
Silver butter dish, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cole and Miss Nellie Cole.
Silver card receiver, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read.
Silver tooth pick stand and salt cellar, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Blair.
Pair silver salt stands, T. H. Soward.
Silver castor, Misses Jennie Lowry and Mollie Bryant.
Silver ink stand, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Harter.
Silver vase, Mrs. A. B. Bishop and Misses Mary Berkey and Josie Pixley.
Silver cake basket, P. H. Albright and Ed Greer.

Silver butter dish, butter knife, sugar shell, and one-half dozen silver spoons, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Miss Maggie Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller.
Pair French gall urns, Lizzie, Margie, and Eugene Wallis.
Silver pickle dish, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Torrance.
Silver and glass berry dish, Leota Gary, Hattie Stolp, Minnie Taylor, May Hodges, and Ida Johnson.
Silver and glass jelly dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Buck, Emporia.
Hand painted pickle castor, Mr. E. Schuler, J. Lorton, G. Schuler, and Robt. Hudson, Jr.
Silver berry dish with spoon, L. Jay Buck, H. L. Tomlin, and F. Robinson.
Wedgewood ink stand, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lyon.
Pair of silver and ground glass flower vases, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams.
Silver salt cellars, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Topliff, Arkansas City.
Silver and ground glass flower stand, Dr. and Mrs. F. H. Bull.
Marble top table, J. L. M. Hill.
Linen table cloth, Sam and Phil Kleeman.
Picture “Twin Stars,” Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bedilion.
Morocco bound album, F. F. Leland.
Book, “Violet Among the Lilies,” Henry Goldsmith.
Dictionary, Thos. J. Eaton.
Book, “European Scenery,” Lewis Brown.
Turkish rug, Mrs. Clevenger.
Duchess lace handkerchief, Miss Emma Pfeffer, Topeka.
Silver traveling cup in Russia leather case, Mr. and Mrs. Albro.
Pair hand painted key racks, Miss Strong.
Silver and glass berry dish, Willis A. Ritchie.
                                            A HAPPY NEW YEAR INDEED.
                                            Its Grand Celebration in Winfield.
                                       The Liveliest Life in the City’s History.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Never did Winfield have as lively New Year’s festivities as those just spent. In fact, it has come to be conceded generally that, though the Queen City has always had much social life, the sociability of this winter exceeds by far. Entertainments, private and public, come thick and fast. And they are all largely attended and thoroughly enjoyable. The wonderful life on the beginning of this New Year is what we will deal with now.
                                                          THE G. O. CLUB

started the ball on a highly spirited roll New Year’s eve, in its party in the very pleasant home of the Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, whose admirable entertaining qualities are highly appreciated by all who have ever spent an evening in their home. Those present Thursday eve were: Misses Ora Worden, of Garnett, Mary Randall, Anna Hunt, Leota Gary, Anna McCoy, Minnie Taylor, Hattie Stolp, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Ida Johnston, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Maggie Harper, Mary Berkey, Julia Smith, and Eva Dodds; Messrs. Eugene Wallis, Frank N. Strong, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Ed J. McMullen, L. J. Buck, Frank Robinson, F. F. Leland, G. E. Lindsley, L. B. Davis of Chicago, Addison Brown, Will E. Hodges, Harry Sickafoose, Tom J. Eaton, A. F. Hopkins, and Frank H. Greer. Restraint, under the pleasant entertainment of the Misses Wallis, is always unknown. So it was on this occasion. Everybody “turned themselves loose” and ended the old year in supreme jollity. Dancing, cards, a choice repast, with unadulterated “Gab Only,” made the evening fly on rapid wings, with the wish for many more just like it.
                                                   NEW YEAR’S CALLERS.
The large attendance at the wedding interfered considerably with New Year’s calling. It interfered with the formal banquet of many who would otherwise have kept formal open house. But the enjoyment was all the greater. Too much form spoils fun. About fifty callers were out, the two largest parties being “The Young Men’s Kerosene Association,” composed of Ed. J. McMullen, Tom J. Eaton, Frank F. Leland, Will E. Hodges, Addison Brown, Frank Robinson, and Livey T. Buck, and the “Great and Only Original Order of Modern S. of G.’” composed of D. H. Sickafoose, J. W. Spindler, A. F. Hopkins, E. Youngheim, R. Hudson, L. T. Tomlin, F. H. Greer, O. J. Dougherty. J. Lorton, and Q. A. Robertson. Judge Torrance, Senator Hackney, Judge Soward, and Ed P. Greer, formed another party; D. A. Millington and J. C. Fuller, another; Will C. and Geo. W. Robinson, Chas. F., Harry, and Barron Bahntge and Dr. J. G. Evans, another; R. E. Wallis, Jr., E. M. Meech, and Hobe Vermilye, another; J. L. M. Hill, Harry Steinhilber, S. Kleeman, and a number of others, whom our reporter didn’t strike were out, with all the eclat of aristocratic “Bosting.” The cartoons and elegant card cases (market baskets) of the “Kerosine Club” and “Modern S. of G.’s” would make Nast feel very tired. A myriad of homes were greeted with “A Happy New Year,” regardless of “open house” announcements. At a number of places the preparations were great, with grand banquets, among these being the home of Mrs. Black, she being admirably assisted in receiving by Mrs. B. H. Riddell, Mrs. A. C. Bangs, Mrs. Ada Perkins, and the Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, who had sent out neat “at homes” and entertained over fifty guests; at the home of Chas. F. Bahntge, where Misses Nona Calhoun and Bert Morford were kept busy receiving from four to eight; at Mrs. Dr. Emerson’s, where she was assisted by Mrs. W. L. Webb, and Miss Anna Hunt; at Mrs. L. G. and Miss Nellie Cole’s; at the residence of R. E. Wallis, where Miss Willie Wallis was assisted by Misses Jennie Snyder, Annie Doane, Lillie Wilson, Pearl Van Doren, and Margaret Spotswood—the happiest bevy imaginable. The spreads at all these places were simply immense, embracing about everything. At the numerous other places the greeting was not supplemented by refreshments, a happy thought to the callers after they had got through with the wedding dinner and the “layouts” above given. Some of the ladies gave their callers very fine cards—cards exquisite as New Year’s souvenirs.
                                                WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

Last night was the eleventh anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson’s marriage. For years back they have celebrated their wedding anniversary with a social gathering, and this New Years was no exception. Their home was the scene of a very happy party composed of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Balyeat, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bahntge, and Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole; Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mrs. E. H. Nixon, and Mrs. B. H. Riddle; Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Sadie French, Nellie Cole, Anna Hunt, Mamie Baird,       Johnson, Nona Calhoun, and Bert Morford; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, Ray Oliver, M. J. O’Meara, C. P. and Harry Bahntge, Everett and George Schuler, Tom J. Eaton, Byron Rudolf, L. B. Davis of Chicago, R. E. Wallis, Jr., E. M. Meech, Will and Frank Robinson, and Frank H. Greer. The opportunity for an evening in Mrs. Emerson’s agreeable home is always hailed with delight. Her graceful and hearty hospitality completely banishes any formal feeling and makes all go in for a good time. A jollier gathering than that last night would be very hard to find. The “light fantastic” tripped to the excellent time of Master Olmstead, with whist, and a collation unexcelled, afforded genuinely enjoyable pastime till almost one o’clock, when all bid their genial hosts appreciative adieu, wishing them any returns of such happy wedding anniversaries, all declaring that no city can afford more admirable entertainers than the Doctor and his vivacious lady.
                                                     A PLEASANT PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained a very pleasant little party of friends Wednesday eve. An evening in their spacious home is always most delightful. Those participating last night were: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt; Mrs. Mary Whitney; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Julia Smith, Libbie Whitney, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, W. H. Smith, Will and Frank Robinson, Will Whitney, Lacey Tomlin, A. F. Hopkins, and Will Hodges. Various amusements, supplemented by a choice collation, followed by dancing, in which the “old folks” took a lively part, passed the evening very agreeably. The graceful entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson always makes perfect freedom and genuine enjoyment.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Again do bleeding hearts realize that sorrow is the accompaniment of joy in the story of life. At 1 o’clock last night the soul of Marie, the sweet little ten months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bahntge, took its flight. She had been ill but a day or so, and no danger was anticipated until a short time before the fatal hour, when a congestive chill ended all. The funeral takes place at 2 o’clock tomorrow, from the residence, east 12th avenue, one block south of S. H. Rodgers. It will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Miller, of the Presbyterian church.
                                               A GRAND SOCIAL EVENT.
                 The Pleasant Hour Club Scores Another Big Success in Its Annual
                                   Bal Masque at the Opera House Last Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.

Never did Winfield have a more successful and thoroughly pleasurable social event than last Thursday night at the Opera House, the fifth annual Bal Masque of the Pleasant Hour Club. It was the talk of the town from the issuing of the invitations and fully met the fondest expectations. The enthusiasm of the city’s young society people has been warm all winter—keener than for years, which insures supreme enjoyment of their every social gathering. But of course this was the eclat affair, as to arrangements and anticipation. By 9 o’clock the maskers, under the expeditious carriage accommodation of Arthur Bangs, were about all present, and the hall represented a novel and romantically interesting scene. The devil and the heavenly angel, wings and all, pooled issues and consorted as though the millennium was indeed at hand. The peasant and the lord clasped arms and drowned all distinction, while Uncle Sam watched the antics of the clown, the Castle Garden twins, and pussy kids with a satisfaction banishing all weights of state. At a little past nine, the grand promenade was formed and then the fun for the large audience of spectators, as well as for the weird and ghostly maskers, began in earnest.
Harry Bahntge, as the Dutch clown, was awarded a share of the bakery. His rotund and symmetrical shape, pretty phiz, and general gait were very captivating.
                                                HAPPY PASS THE HOURS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
The G. O. Club gave one of the most pleasurable parties of the winter series in the commodious home of Misses Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Thursday evening. It was a bad night, but with the excellent hack facilities of Arthur Bangs, the elements were conquered and by nine o’clock the following very jolly crowd were present: Mrs. M. Hite, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks and Miss Laura, Misses Sallie Bass, Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Ida Johnston, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Leota Garry, Nellie Cole, Maggie Harper, Anna McCoy, Mary Randall, Eva Dodds, and Mary Berkey; Messrs. G. E. Lindsley, F. and Harry Bahntge, Frank N. Strong, P. S. Hills, A. F. Hopkins, R. E. Wallis, Jr., Will E. Hodges, Everett T. and Geo. H. Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Wm. D. Carey, and Frank H. Greer. For novelty, all were accompanied by a sheet and pillow case, and the first half hour witnessed only ambling phantoms, whose ghostly presence was weird and mysterious. But a little of the ghost business was enough, and soon all were happily mingling in their natural array. Music, the light fantastic, cards, and various appropriate amusements, with an excellent luncheon, filled in the time most enjoyable until 12 o’clock. The Misses Rodgers are very admirable entertainers, graceful and jolly, and made a genuine freedom among their guests most acceptable.
                                                   A CHARMING EVENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Certainly there could be no happier occasion than that at the elegant and spacious home of C. F. Bahntge, Thursday. It was the bi-weekly party of the G. O. club. The popularity of Misses Bert Morford and Nona Calhoun and Messrs. Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge as entertainers was fully sustained—warm-hearted, graceful, lively and free, a manner that completely banished all restraint and made supreme gaiety unalloyed.
The guests were: Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, and Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Sallie Bass, Jennie Hane, Anna Hunt, Mary Randall, Mary Berkey, Emma Strong, Leota Gary, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Ida Johnston, Nell and Kate Rodgers, Nellie Cole, Hattie Stolp, Eva Dodds, and Lizzie and Margie Wallis; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, P. H. Albright, G. E. Lindsley, Will E. Hodges, Byron Rudolf, Everett T. and George H. Schuler, Ed. J. McMullen, Lacey T. Tomlin, Tom J. Eaton, Willis A. Ritchie, Harry Sickafoose, Wm. D. Carey, Frank N. Strong, Frank F. Leland, Ivan A. Robinson, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer.

The appointments of this richly furnished and very agreeable home are splendidly adapted to a gathering of this kind. The Roberts Orchestra was present with its charming music and the joyous guests indulged in the “mazy” to their heart’s content, mingling cards and tete-a-tete. The collation was especially excellent and bounteous. Nothing but the ancient “wee sma” hours abridged the gaiety, when all departed with warmest appreciation of their delightful entertainers.
And right here we can’t quell the remark that the young ladies have made a brilliant success of the G. O. Club. It is one of the most pleasurable sources of amusement yet inaugurated in the city—one giving the young ladies ample scope to exhibit their superior qualities in the entertainment line. It is a very pleasant and successful alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club. Of course the P. H. has long since delivered the prize to the G. O.
                                                          THE GERMAN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
No dance affords as much well-bred hilarity and genuine enjoyment, for an evening, as the German. It is purely a social arrangement, mingling novelty most acceptable. Highly pleasurable indeed was the “German” reception of Miss Ida Johnston last night. The appointments of this richly furnished and truly elegant home, for such an occasion, was perfect. The large double parlors, with their canvas-covered floor, gave ample scope for the many amusing figures of the German. The figures were admirably led by Willis A. Ritchie and Miss Mattie Harrison, assisted by Frank F. Leland and Miss Ida Ritchie, and, though some were quite intricate, went off without a break. Besides those mentioned, the guests were: Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Matlack, Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Jennie Hane, Sallie Bass, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Nellie Cole, Nona Calhoun, Anna Hunt, Bert Morford, and Maggie Harper; Messrs. Byron Rudolf, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Addison Brown, M. J. O’Meara, Will E. Hodges, Everett T. and George H. Schuler, Lacey T. Tomlin, Tom J. Eaton, Ed. J. McMullen, and Frank H. Greer. The ladies were all in beautiful costume and the gentlemen brought out the swallow tail for the first time this winter. Master Archie Olmstead furnished the piano music and his excellent time elicited much appreciation. The favors were numerous, “cute” and appropriate. The excellent collation formed a very interesting supplement. Miss Johnston is an admirable entertainer, easy, genial, and graceful, and, agreeably assisted by her mother, afforded all one of the pleasantest evenings of the winter. This home is one of the most complete and commodious in the city, giving splendid opportunity for receptions. This was the first German of the winter. It proved such a delightful novelty that others will likely be given before the “light fantastic” season is ended. To those familiar with the various “round dances,” the German is the acme of the Terpsichorean art, fashionable, graceful, and gay.
                                              WATER WORKS MEETING.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.

At the annual meeting of the Winfield Water Works Company, Monday night, the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: M. L. Robinson, President; A. H. Doane, Vice President; Chas. F. Bahntge, Secretary; J. L. Horning, Treasurer; A. H. Doane, Superintendent. Reports show over 200 water consumers and the probability of a large increase the coming year. In losing Mr. Kretsinger’s services the company lose a valuable worker. Mr. Doane succeeds D. L. Kretsinger as secretary as Mr. Kretsinger has gone into other fields of labor. Mr. Doane is an excellent man for the position and will attend to the business as it should be done.
                                           ANOTHER ENJOYABLE PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Monday Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller entertained, in honor of Mr. Miller’s forty-fourth birthday, a large number of old folks. Last evening their pleasant home was again open, on behalf of Joe C. Miller and Jno. R. Brooks, and was the occasion of a very happy gathering of young folks. Those whose presence contributed to the gaiety of the evening were: Misses Anna McCoy, Minnie Taylor, Leota Gary, Anna Hunt, Josie and Lulu Pixley, Mary and Eva Berkey, Ella Randall, Nellie McMullen, Mattie Reider, Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jennie Hane, Maggie Harper, Hattie Stolp, Bessie Handy, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Ella Wilson, Sallie Bass, Alma Smock, Carrie Christie; Messrs. Elder Vawter, W. E. Hodges, Ed J. McMullen, Lacy T. Tomlin, Thos. J. Johnston, Willis A. Ritchie, Addison Brown, Everett T. and Geo. H. Schuler, Jas. Lorton, Frank H. Greer, Chas. Slack, Eugene Wallis, J. W. Spindler, Geo. Lindsley, Phil. Kleeman, F. F. Leland, C. F. Bahntge, Harry Bahntge, Dr. Stine, and A. L. Schultz.
Very agreeably assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mrs. Hartwell, and Mrs. Oscar Tilford, Mr. Brooks and Mr. Joe Miller did the honors of the occasion very becomingly, making a freedom and jollity most enjoyable. The genial, warm-hearted hospitality of this home always assures every guest supreme pleasure. During the evening an elegant gold headed ebony cane, appropriately engraved, was brought out and presented to Mr. George Washington Miller as an appreciative and hearty birthday remembrance from his son, Joe C. Miller, and his nephew, John R. Brooks, with the warm wish that it may brace his footsteps in paths strew with long life, prosperity, and happiness unalloyed. It was a neat surprise to Mr. Miller and very joyfully received. The pleasant hostess and her assistants looked unique in Martha Washington array. It was truly “Washington Day” for this home, the head of which was born the same date as the Father of his country, and bears the illustrious statesman’s name as the vestibule to his. The repast was specially bounteous and elegant. With music, lively chat, and various amusements, all departed in the full realization  of one of the happiest parties of the many that have marked the winter.
                                                      SOCIAL WINFIELD.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.

The G. O. Club gave another of its very enjoyable parties last evening in the agreeable home of Miss Anna Hunt. The juicy consistency of real estate didn’t interfere in the least with the attendance. Cabs were out and annihilated any weather inconvenience. Those participating in the gaiety of the evening were: Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Ida Ritchie, Nellie Cole, Maggie Harper, Ida Johnston, Mary Berkey, Eva Dodds, Hattie Stolp, Minnie Taylor, and Leota Gary; Messrs. C. A. Bower, A. G. Haltinwanger, Frank F. Leland, Addison Brown, Charles F. and Harry Bahntge, Otto Weile, Willis A. Ritchie, Lacey T. Tomlin, H. D. Sickafoose, G. E. Lindsley, P. S. Hills, James Lorton, Eugene Wallis, Will E. Hodges, George Schuler, and Frank H. Greer. The graceful entertainment of Miss Anna, appropriately assisted by Capt. And Mrs. Hunt, was most admirable. With various popular amusements and the merriest converse, supplemented by choice refreshments, all retired in the realization of a most delightful evening, full appreciating the genial hospitality of Miss Hunt. The G. O.’s will probably have but one or two more meetings this season. Successful indeed have been its parties during the winter, affording a very pleasurable alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club. The young ladies have certainly shown themselves adepts in the art of entertainment. The boys readily deliver the laurels.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Dr. and Mrs. George Emerson gave a most happy tea party Saturday evening to a gay bevy composed of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mrs. E. H. Nixon, Miss Jennie Hane, Mr. W. C. Robinson, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge. The very agreeable entertainment of Mrs. Emerson always ensures great pleasure and satisfaction, and so it was Saturday evening. With a naturally lively crowd, coupled with the graceful entertainment, the evening was one of great delight.
                                           ANOTHER CHARMING EVENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane opened their agreeable home Thursday to one of the gayest gatherings of young folks. Receptions by this popular and very social couple are always marked by the freest and most acceptable enjoyment. Their graceful entertainment admits no restraint: all go in for a genuine good time, and they always have it. Those experiencing the free-hearted hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Doane on this occasion wee: Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Doane; Mrs. E. H. Nixon, Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Margie Wallis, Nellie McMullen, Ida Ritchie, Leota Gary, Jennie Hane, Sadie French, Anna Hunt, Jennie Bangs, Ida Johnston, Hattie Stolp, Eva Dodds, Lena Oliver, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Nellie Cole; Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Chas F. and Harry Bahntge, Lacey Tomlin, James Lorton, W. A. and Walter Ritchie, Tom J. Eaton, Ed J. McMullen, Byron R. Rudolph, C. E. Vosbourgh, Addison Brown, Harry Sickafoose, Frank F. Leland, Wm. D. Carey, Ivan A. Robinson, Will E. Hodges, and Frank H. Greer. Indulging in the ever popular whist and other amusements, with the jolliest social converse, until after the serving of the choice luncheon, the music began and the Terpsichorean toe turned itself loose. The evening throughout was one of much delight, and all bid adieu fully realizing that Mr. and Mrs. Doane are foremost among the most admirable entertainers of social Winfield.
                                           ANOTHER CAVALRY CHARGE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.

A large and jolly crowd was out last Thursday for a horseback ride. The move of the column was like a cavalry charge, and the sound of the hoofs of the high-stepping chargers resounded on the evening air in a way that attracted everybody, and made lots of fun and invigorating exercise for the participants, who were: Misses Ida Ritchie, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Jennie Bangs, Mary Berkey, Ida Johnston, Mattie Reider, Nellie McMullen, Margie Wallis, Messrs. Addison Brown, Lacey Tomlin, F. F. Leland, Will E. Hodges, Chas. F. Bahntge, Ward Day, Ed J. McMullen, and Tom J. Eaton. The party raised the wind, which began to hurl clouds of dust, as the evening advanced, being the only alloy to the event’s pleasure. Winfield has some fine riders, especially among the ladies, who are rapidly acquainting themselves with the fact that no more healthful or enjoyable pastime has ever been inaugurated.
                                                      SOCIAL WINFIELD.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 15, 1886.
                                                          THE G. O. CLUB.
The elegant and spacious new home of Senator and Mrs. W. P. Hackney was a most pleasurable scene, last night. It was a reception in honor of the G. O. Club. The unavoidable absence of the Senator in Topeka was the only regret. It was one of the happiest meetings in this history of the club. Mrs. Hackney was very gracefully assisted in entertaining by Miss Eva Dodds. This was the first opening of this beautiful home and the guests found delight in wandering through the richly furnished and capacious apartments. Everything exhibits cultured taste and modern fashion. The entire remodeling of the interior and exterior, with its bright new furnishings, has made one of the most elaborate homes in the Queen City, if not in the whole state—elaborate in all that pertains to elegance and comfort. There is no gaudy display. All is in perfect taste from the first floor to the third. At eleven o’clock the west parlors were cleared, miniature tables spread, and the gay party sat down to a luncheon exceptionally fine, many choice delicacies with a sprinkling of the substantial. The rain storm brought out the hacks for the home-taking, and all departed with highest praises of this grand home and the delightful entertainment afforded on this occasion. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. B. H. Riddell, Mrs. B. W. Matlack, Mrs. Spencer Miner, and Mrs. Alice Bishop; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Millie and Kate Rodgers, Leota Gary, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Hattie Stolp, Ida Johnston, Jennie Hane, Ida Ritchie, Mary Berkey, and Nellie McMullen; Messrs. Wm. D. Carey, Tom P. Richardson, A. F. Hopkins, Willis A. Ritchie, Lacey Tomlin, Will E. Hodges, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Ed. J. McMullen, Tom J. Eaton, J. L. M. Hill, Harry Sickafoose, Frank N. Strong, G. E. Lindsley, Ivan A. Robinson, Geo. H. Schuler, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer.
[Note: I quit in the middle of April 1886. MAW]


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