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Judge S. Bard

Note: It is unknown how Samuel Bard got the title of “Judge.” He came from California and was denoted as “Judge Bard.” He did not practice any law while he was in Winfield. He became a real estate agent. It appears that he did not remain very long in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.
Judge S. Bard, a gentleman from Santa Rosa, California, arrived in our city last week and will perhaps locate among us. He brings considerable wealth and will make quite an acquisition to our community.
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
The meeting at Manning’s hall on Saturday, August 20th, was well attended by the old soldiers. Capt. Haight with a section of his battery, put in a number of shots that sounded like old times to the boys. Messrs. Pixley, Requa, Woodruff, Roseberry, and others furnished old time martial music. At 11 a.m., the meeting was called to order with C. M. Wood in the chair, and Jake Nixon, secretary.
On motion a committee of seven was appointed as a permanent organization consisting of comrades Wells, Steuven, Stubblefield, Nixon, Waugh, Kretsinger, and Jennings. After some interesting remarks on the part of Capt. Stubblefield, J. W. Millspaugh, H. D. Catlin, and S. M. Jennings, the meeting adjourned until 2 p.m.
The afternoon meeting showed an increase of delegates and much more enthusiasm. The committee on permanent organization submitted the following report.
Your committee on permanent organization beg to submit the following.
For President: Col. J. C. McMullen, of Winfield; for Vice Presidents, we would recommend one from each township to be named by this meeting, and one from the city of Winfield. We submit the name of T. H. Soward. For recording secretary, Jake Nixon, of Vernon; corresponding secretary, A. H. Green, Winfield; treasur­er, J. B. Lynn, Winfield.
Executive Committee: Col. McMullen, Capt. Stubblefield, Capt. Hunt, Capt. Tansey, T. R. Bryan, D. L. Kretsinger, and C. M. Wood.
Finance Committee: J. B. Lynn, Capt. Siverd, Capt. Myers, James Kelly, and Judge Bard.
Encampment: Dr. Wells, Capt. Steuven, and Capt. Haight.
Printing: E. E. Blair and Jake Nixon.
Invitation and speakers: Hon. W. P. Hackney, Gen. A. H. Green, D. L. Kretsinger, M. G. Troup, Capt. Chenoweth, Capt. Nipp, Major D. P. Marshall, N. W. Dressie, and C. H. Bing.
Winfield Courier, October 13, 1881.
Judge Bard has purchased the Coldwell residence and will take up his abode there as soon as the present occupants vacate. This is one of the most pleasant pieces of property in the city, and we are glad to see the Judge at last “locate his claim” among us.
Miss Bard...
Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.

A number of young ladies gathered at the M. E. Church Monday evening and organized themselves into a society. They propose to call themselves the M. B. Society. The following officers were elected: Miss Jessie Millington, President; Miss Allie Klingman, Vice President; Miss Jennie Haine, Secretary; Miss Ida McDonald, Treasurer.
The society will give a New England supper Friday evening, November 25, at the M. E. Church. The M. B. ladies will be dressed in New England costume of the time of Washington.
The following committees were appointed.
Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Rinker, and Mrs. Copeland: to solicit and arrange for supper.
Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Dever, Mrs. Bedilion: to secure and prepare dishes.
Will Robinson, Will A. Smith, Miss May Roland, Miss Jennie Haine: to handle reception.
Mr. Crippen: to handle music.
Misses Allie Klingman, Jessie Millington, L. Graham, Annie Weaver, Emma Gridley, Amy Southern, M. Melville, Ida McDonald, Ida Trezise, Ella Bosley, M. Hamill, Emma Crippen, Miss Stebbins, and Miss Bard: to handle tables.
Those wishing a good supper in the good old New England style can be satisfied on Friday evening.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
The masquerade ball last Friday evening proved to be, as the boys said it would be, the biggest affair of the season. About a hundred maskers were on the floor and many unique and tasty costumes were worn. The hall was crowded with spectators. Judge Bard and J. L. Horning as floor managers kept everything running in splendid shape. Their task was a hazardous one, for if there is any place where four fellows want to occupy the same spot, it is at a masked ball; but Messrs. Bard and Horning knew just exactly how to fix it, and trotted King Henry or the Spanish Count around to their places without a murmur. Mrs. Horning and Mrs. Kretsinger took care of the ladies’ dressing-room, and ministered to the wants of the ladies as only they can. The company was perhaps the most select that has ever gathered together in Winfield.
Judge and Mrs. Bard...
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
Mr. C. S. Prowell, Miss Scothorn, Dr. and Mrs. Graham, Judge and Mrs. Bard, J. W. Johnston, Miss Ida Johnston, Miss Be. Carruthers, and Mr. Millington and daughters attended the Knights Templars’ ball and banquet at Wichita last week. The party put up at the Occidental Hotel and were made comfortable by its courteous managers and their assistants. The entertainment was one of the finest ever given in Kansas. The ladies were beautifully and tastily dressed, many of the costumes being very elegant and expensive, while the gentlemen appeared in full dress. The Opera House was handsomely decorated with flags and emblems of the Knights Templar, and a dress parade by the Wichita degree was well executed and enjoyed by all. The Wichita people made a grand success of the entertainment, as is usual with them, and for the Winfield party we desire to thank them for the very pleasant evening afforded us.
[They had Prowell...? Could this be “Powell?” They also had Be. Carruthers???]
Miss Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.
                                                     Longfellow’s Birthday.

The pupils of the high school have for a long time been preparing an exhibition to celebrate the anniversary of the birthday of the renowned poet, Henry W. Longfellow, and on Monday evening the 27th a large audience assembled at the Opera House to witness the result of their efforts. A fine entertainment was afforded. Those who were in attendance heard songs and recitations composed by Longfellow and several essays upon his life.
Entertainment began with the song, “The Hemlock Tree,” by Miss Anna Hyde, which was well rendered. The greater part of the evening was given to the rendition of the Courtship of Miles Standish, recited by Miss Hattie Andrews, Mate Lynn, Bertie Stebbins, Anna Hyde, Josie Pixley, Ella Roberts, Minnie Stewart, Lizzie McDonald, and Rosa Rounds. “The Death of Minnehaha,” a duet, was sung by Misses Josie Bard and Lutie Newman and was highly appreciated. The recitation of “Hiawatha’s wooings,” was given by Carrie Cronk and was well rendered. James Cairns, Will Hodges, and Alvah Graham also gave recitations, which were excellent.
Judge Bard...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
A squaw was taking in the city today rigged out in a Govern­ment blanket, red flannel drawers (we’ve got Short for authority for this), a four dollar pair of button kid shoes, clock silk hose, and no bonnet. The outfit of Indians in town today have been taking a great deal of interest in the city election, especially in the success of Frank Finch, A. H. Doane, G. H. Buckman, and Judge Bard. Frank is credited with the silk stock­ings, and it is said the other fellows fitted out the bucks with the valises they were toting around.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
                                                              City Election.
The City election last Tuesday passed off pleasantly and quietly, but there was strenuous work done. As usual, the successful candidates are happy and the unsuccessful feel a little sore. There were no party nominations and the contest, so far as there was a contest, was mainly on the prohibition issue. The anti-prohibitionists on Monday evening made up a good strong ticket largely of prohibition candidates with the evident main object of beating Buckman for Justice, Siverd for Constable, and whoever might be nominated in the first ward for councilman by their opponents. The prohibitionists accepted their nominations so far as suited them, but substituted other names for five principal offices, as appears below, to make up a complete ticket. The long and short term candidates for school board happened to get reversed on the two tickets, which occasioned the votes for full term and vacancy for the same candidates. Every man on the prohibitionist’s ticket was elected by majorities ranging from 55 to 180. The average vote on contested candidates in the whole city was 245 prohibition to 145 anti, or 100 majority. This is the way we look at the matter, but others may view it differently. The following is the vote in full. Those names prefixed by * are elected.
*R. S. WILSON: 150. S. Bard: 72. Dan Maher: 1. J. C. McMullen: 3.
*J. C. FULLER: 140. Geo. Emerson: 71. J. E. Platter: 5. B. F. Wood: 3. A. H. Doane: 2. 
   S. Bard: 1
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.

Our own Judge Bard was a passenger on the train, when at Gads hill it was robbed by the James gang, and contributed his share. The Judge graphically tells the story, and says that there is no assessment that a man will pay so promptly and cheerfully as the one in which he is persuaded with a whole arsenal of guns in the hands of men in whom he has the utmost confidence—that they will shoot.
Miss I. (Ida) Bard...
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 Jessie 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.
Excerpt from long editorial: Josie Bard mentioned...
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.
The Baptist congregation was organized in the fall of 1870, with six or eight charter members, and Alvin W. Tousey as pastor. The meetings were held anywhere, wherever an empty shanty could be found, but often in the then new store of Bliss & Tousey, until the year 1872, when the stone building which stands on the old Lagonda block and now used for a boarding house, was erected and occupied.
The Baptist church has been extremely fortunate in the selection of their pastors. This, coupled with the indomitable energy and perseverance of the congregations, culminated in the erection of the finest church edifice in Kansas. Others may have larger seating capacity, but none of such rare symmetrical beauty of design and finish. The house properly seats seven hundred and fifty persons, and with a slight difference of arrangement will comfortably hold one thousand souls.
The house was filled yesterday long before the time for service to begin. The Wellington people showed their apprecia­tion of such an enterprise by chartering a special car and coming over seventy-five strong. Services were opened by the Rev. D. S. MacEwen, of Wellington. Prayer was offered by the Rev. P. F. Jones, of the M. E. Church, and a hymn was read by the Rev. C. H. Canfield, of the Episcopal Church of this city.
The report of the Building Committee accompanied with the key, was handed to the pastor, Rev. James Cairns, who turned the same over to the trustees. The report shows that the house cost in round numbers, $13,000, which had all been paid, and a balance of $43.17 still remained to the credit of the committee. Is there another church in the state that can make such a showing? No call for money, no frantic appeal for promises to pay in the future; none but the collection for ordinary expenses taken up.

The dedication sermon was preached by Rev. A. C. Peck, of Lawrence, Kansas, from the last clause of the seventeenth verse of the twenty-eighth chapter of Genesis, “This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” The sermon was one of great power and ability, showing the preacher to be a man of deep erudition and high scholarly attainments.
The choir was composed of Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Misses Zulu Farringer, and Josie Bard, and Messrs. H. E. Silliman, Richard Bowles, E. H. Bliss, Forrest Noble, and John Roberts, with Ed. Farringer as organist. The selections were appropriate throughout and finely rendered. After the singing of the grand old hymn, “All hail the power of Jesus’ name,” with great force and effect, the benediction was pronounced by Rev. C. R. Canfield, and the vast audience dis­persed, feeling that another oasis had been reached on the journey of life, and that another milestone had been passed on the road to heaven.
Josie Bard...
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.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
                                                        IVANHOE PARTY.
The Ivanhoe Club, which has been holding regular meetings all winter, gave an entertainment on Tuesday evening to which their friends were invited. Over three hundred invitations were given and with but few exceptions were responded to by the presence of those invited. A program consisting of select readings, recitations, and music was rendered, after which the guests were invited to remain and participate in a social dance. Each and every part was well sustained and the entire evening was satisfactorily passed, the audience expressing themselves well pleased. The entertainment opened by a chorus by the club, entitled “Be Happy.”
Mr. Chas. H. Connell then recited in an excellent manner a poem by C. G. Eastman called “A Snow-storm.” It depicted a New England scene in mid winter and Mr. Connell brought out the beauties of the poem in an interesting and spirited manner.

Miss McCoy rendered upon the piano, Mill’s “Tarantolle,” which was beautifully performed and well received, after which a short temperance piece called “A Toast” was given by Miss Jessie Millington.
A duet, “Two Loving Sisters,” by two charming young ladies, Miss Jennie Hane and Miss Josie Bard, was beautifully sung. Miss Bard sings without any apparent effort and has a sweet, well cultivated voice which it is always a pleasure to listen to, while Miss Hane’s alto is superb.
Mr. W. H. Smith read “The Chapel Bell,” an excellent poem by J. G. Saxe. It is needless to say that it was well read.
Misses McCoy, Beeny, and Bard then favored the company by a finely executed piano trio “Fra Diavolo” by Czerny.
“Paul Revere’s Ride,” recited by Miss Florence Beeny, was one of the finest selections on the program and Miss Beeny did it full justice, her rendition showing a full conception of the subject and a perfectly cultivated voice.
A beautiful solo, “When the tide comes in,” by William Harrison, was sung by Miss Josie Bard and was received with enthusiasm. She was loudly encored, which was responded to in their behalf by Mr. Connell, by request of the club, with the charming Irish son of “The Horse shoe Over the Door,” which delighted the audience as well.
That grand old poem, “Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud?” was read in an expressive manner by Mr. F. C. Hunt, which was followed by a piano recitation by Miss Beeny, which was beautiful.
“An Order for a Picture,” one of Alice Carey’s sweet poems, was read by Mr. W. C. Robinson in a natural and expressive style and received many compliments. Mr. Robinson then made a few remarks relative to the proceedings of the club meetings heretofore and expressed much pleasure in entertaining the friends of the Ivanhoe Club, and announced the next meeting on next Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. M. L. Robinson.
Messrs. Snow and Buckman and Misses Bard and Hane closed the literary part of the entertainment with a “Good Night” song and the audience was dismissed, a large number of whom remained to participate in the dance, which with the excellent music furnished by the Roberts Brothers, was enjoyed by all.
The club wish to express their thanks to Mrs. Buckman for the use of her piano, and to Messrs. Buckman and Snow for their kindness in lending their voices to perfect the music.
Charles Bard, son of Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
Judge Bard’s little son, Charlie, was severely injured Saturday afternoon by inhaling steam. He had a tin tube and was experimenting with the steam from the nozzle of a tea pot, when he inhaled a mouthful of the steam, scalding his throat terribly. He was in a very critical condition Sunday, but is getting along nicely now under Dr. Emerson’s care.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.

Miss Etta Robinson received a number of her friends at her home on last Saturday evening. The guests were finely entertained with select readings, etc., and all took part in various amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. We give below a list of those in attendance: Messrs. Jas. Cairns, Roy Stidger, Grant Stafford, John Randall, James Wayman, Frank Berkey, and Albert Woods of Wellington; Misses Lutie Newman, Clara Bowman, Jennie Lowry, Josie Bard, Ella Freeland, Anna Hunt, Mary Randall, and Etta Earlin, of Wellington.
Josie Bard...
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 lingeringly 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.
Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
Judge Bard is now a Kansas “Sojer,” having been commissioned First Lieutenant of the First Battery by Gov. St. John.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
Program. Following is the program of the literary and musical entertainment to be given in the Opera House on Thursday evening, June 1st, by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Winfield.
Prayer: Rev. Mr. Cairns.
Operative Medley: Miss McCoy and Mrs. Caton.
“Rescued”—Rec.: Mr. James Cairns.
Song: Little Mary Spotswood.
“The Aged Tramp”: Miss Dunham.
Vocal Duet: Miss McDonald and Mr. Connell.
“A Drunkard’s Deed”—Rec.: Mary Greer.
“Our Homes are What Our Husbands Make Them”: Scene.
“Dombey’s Death”—Reading: Prof. R. C. Story.
“The Sister’s Prayer”—Song: Lottie Caton.
“Scandal”—Sermon, with banjo music:

“Brudder Squash,” “Tramway Gallop”—Duet: Misses Spotswood and Bedilion.
“I Sue For Damages”—Character Rec.: Miss Baldwin.
Vocal Duet: Misses Bard and Newman.
“Garfield and Guiteau”—Rec.: Miss Ida Trezise.
“Mozoun Rosi”—Song: Mrs. R. C. Story.
“A Plea for Intemperance”: Mrs. W. B. Caton.
Grand Etude Gallop: Miss Haides Trezise.
Reading: Mr. Jillson.
“Save the Boy”—Vocal Duet: Misses McDonalds.
Benediction: Rev. P. F. Jones.
Other county papers please copy, as this is to be a temperance entertainment, and we very much desire a full attendance from the country. BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE.
Josie Bard...
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, Amy 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.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
                                                               W. C. T. U.
We attended the Concert and Recitations entertainment at the Opera House last Friday evening, which was given under the auspices of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. There was a good house and the audience appeared highly delighted with the performances, all of which were very good. The sweet songs by little Miss Spotswood and little Miss Caton, the recitation by Mrs. Ida Tresize, the song by the Misses Bard and Newman, the piano exercises by Misses McCoy and others, and the “Plea for Intemperance” by Mrs. Caton were specially meritorious. As we at this late writing have no program before us and expected another to write it up, we cannot now recall all the good features of the performances.
Josie Bard...

Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
Grace Church choir will have a concert Thursday evening in the Opera House. The choir will be assisted by Misses McCoy, Bard, and others. The admission will be a dime. An hour will be devoted to the concert, an hour to promenade music, and from ten to twelve a social will be indulged in. This will be a choir benefit.
Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
                                                     FOURTH OF J. U. L. Y.
On Tuesday evening the citizens met at the Opera House to hear the report of the executive committee on 4th of July celebration. The committee reported as follows.
On Finance: M. L. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, J. P. Baden, S. H. Myton, J. C. McMullen.
On Speakers and Invitation: J. C. Fuller, D. A. Millington, A. B. Steinberger, M. G. Troup, and J. Wade McDonald.
On Grounds and seats: A. T. Spotswood, Jas. H. Bullen, A. Wilson, S. C. Smith, W. O. Johnson, and H. Brotherton.
On Police Regulations and personal comfort: D. L. Kretsinger, R. E. Wallis, H. S. Silver, J. H. Kinney, and A. T. Shenneman.
On Music: J. P. Short, E. H. Blair, G. H. Buckman, H. E. Silliman, and R. C. Bowles.
On Old Soldiers: Col. McMullen, Adjt. Wells, Judge Bard, Capt. Steuven, and Capt. Haight.
On Representation of 13 Original States: Mrs. H. P. Mansfield, Mrs. Caton, Mrs. Carruthers.
On Floral Decoration: Mrs. Kretsinger, Misses Jessie Millington, Amy Scothorn, Jennie Hane, Mrs. J. L. Horning, and Mrs. G. S. Manser.
Speeches were made by Judge J. Wade McDonald, Judge Soward, Mayor Troup, D. A. Millington, Capt. Hunt, and D. L. Kretsinger. The City is enthusiastic on the subject and are bound to make this a big Fourth. The committee on speakers will secure the attendance of some of our State’s best talent. Let everyone prepare to come, bring their lunch baskets, and enjoy themselves in the finest park in the State.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
The musical entertainment and social given by the members of Grace Church at the Opera House last Thursday evening was a decided success and was very largely attended. The concert, beginning at 8 o’clock and continuing one hour, was indeed very entertaining and elicited much favorable comment from those present. It was a self-evident fact that the singing would be most excellent, for the members of the choir have a reputation for musical ability seldom equaled. Mrs. Shenneman has a lovely soprano voice, while Mrs. Albro’s alto is superb, and with Mr. Blair’s fine tenor and the strong bass voice of Mr. Snow combined to make a first-class quartette. Mrs. Frank Woodruff performed the instrumental part of the program, assisted, at the last, by Misses Bard and McCoy.

After the concert, refreshments consisting of ice cream, cake, and numerous varieties of fruit, were served by the ladies of the church. After refreshments the floor was cleared, and those who wished were given an opportunity to “trip the light fantastic,” to piano and cornet music furnished by Messrs. Ed. Farringer and Abe Steinberger.
Those in attendance seemed highly pleased with the entertainment, and the ladies of the church did everything possible to make the affair a success. The stage was very neatly arranged, the tables presented a tasty appearance, and the floral display was beautiful.
Socials, literary entertainments, etc., have been very numerous this season, but each one has been well attended and the ladies getting them up have been handsomely rewarded for their trouble, as were those of Grace Church, the receipts being about one hundred and fifty dollars.
Judge Samuel Bard, Captain, Winfield company of old soldiers...
Cowley County Courant, June 29, 1882.
ATTENTION, CO. “A.”—1st Vets, you are hereby ordered to meet at the Courthouse Thursday June 29th 7:30 p.m. Business of importance to transact. Electing a new set of officers, etc. Every member is expected to be present. By order of Samuel Bard, Capt. Commanding.
McGuire elected Captain, vice Samuel Bard, transferred...
Cowley County Courant, July 6, 1882.
Pursuant to the call issued, members of the Winfield company of old soldiers met at the Courthouse last evening, to fill vacancies. On motion, Jacob Nixon was elected chairman and James Kelly secretary. John A. McGuire was elected Captain, vice Bard transferred. Jacob Nixon was elected 1st Lieutenant, vice James Kelly, promoted. Henry L. Barker was elected 2nd Lieutenant, vice A. T. Shenneman, resigned. On motion the captain was requested to call a meeting of the company for Monday evening July 3rd, at the Opera House. The following appointments were made by Captain J. A. McGuire. Marquis Quarles to be Orderly Sergeant. On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the commanding officer. James Kelly secretary, Jacob Nixon chairman. In accordance with the foregoing the members of the Winfield Company of veteran soldiers will meet at the Opera House Monday evening July 3rd, for the transaction of business, prepa­ratory to the soldiers’ reunion at Topeka in September, and any other business that may come before us. Any honorably discharged soldier of the late war, who has not done so, can meet at that time and sign the roll. It is imperative that we know at once how many will go to Topeka in order that transportation be secured. J. A. McGUIRE, Capt. Commanding.
Excerpt: Josie Bard...
Cowley County Courant, July 6, 1882.
Notwithstanding the failure of the committee on the 4th of July celebration, and now that the thing is over, we will say they were wholly and utterly inexcusable. A large crowd gathered at Riverside Park, to enjoy themselves in exercises peculiar to the day. The first thing on the program was singing by the Glee club, composed of Messrs. Buckman, Snow, and Blair, and Misses Bard and Tresize, with Miss Nettie McCoy as organist, which of course insured the best of music.
Judge Bard purchases Bryan’s interest in real estate business...
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.

Judge Bard has purchased Mr. T. R. Bryan’s interest in the real estate business of Bryan & Harris. Messrs. Bryan & Harris have built up an excellent business during the time they have been at work, and in the change of firm it has fallen into good hands.
Bard & Harris...
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
The sale of the Corson place mentioned in another column was consummated through Bard & Harris. It was one of the biggest real estate transfers made this season.
Josie Bard and Ida Bard...
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
                                                          OUR NORMAL.
                                   Notes About Our Teachers and Their Work.
The first month of the County Normal closed Friday week. The enrollment was 68 and the average attendance for the month was 62. The B class took a careful study of the U. S. Constitution, thorough work in bookkeeping, language, and arithmetic. The C class had daily drills in elocution and reading, arithmetic, geography, and practical language. The work of July was pleasant, deliberate, and fruitful. Those who attended the first month are in excellent condition for the work of the present month. Prof. J. W. Cooper, of Lawrence, and Miss Lillian F. Hoxie, of Emporia, have arrived, and the work of August starts off with flattering prospects. The opening exercises are held in the Court Room, from 7:45 till 8:30 a.m. The recitations then take place in the High School building upstairs. Friends and school officers are invited to visit the Normal at any time.
                                          NORMAL TEACHERS—GRADE A.
Of Winfield: Misses Florence Goodwin, Ella S. Kelly, Rose A. Rounds, Alpha Harden, Annie L. Hunt, Josie Bard, E. L. Cook, Alice E. Dickie, Mary Bryant, Alice Dunham, Floretta Shields, Mrs. E. T. Trimble, Mrs. R. M. Story.
                                          NORMAL TEACHERS—GRADE C.
Of Winfield: Anna Kuhn, Mary E. Curfman, Emma L. McKee, L. M. Page, Mary A. Orr, Ida Bard, Hattie E. Andrews, Lou M. Morris, Leota Gary, Lydia L. Horner, Anna McClung, Haide A. Trezise, Ida G. Trezise, Hattie Pontious, Mary Berkey, Maggie Kinne, B. B. Bartlett, Will Tremor, Harry Bullen, Miss Fannie Headrick.
Bard & Harris...
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Messrs. Bard & Harris, real estate agents of this city, sold on Monday the farm of Sampson Johnson in Pleasant Valley Township to O. A. Crawford and Peter Croco for $3,300. Also George T. Wilson’s farm was sold to R. K. Parkhurst and E. T. Standley for $1,500.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.
                                                          A Good Business.
Messrs. Bard & Harris, our enterprising real estate men, have been making things hum during the past month. They have effected sales on real estate amounting to nearly ten thousand dollars.
They disposed of E. M. Dunbar’s farm to John Holmes for $1,350.
The G. W. Wilson place to E. M. Dunbar for $1,000.
The W. F. Decker place, 80 acres, to A. DeTurk for $800.

The Samuel Turner sixty acres to J. B. Roach for $950.
Henry Sutliff’s farm to Ramsey and Huffman for $1,100.
W. D. Smith’s place to Ramsey and Huffman [amount not given].
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.
Messrs. Springston and Conrad have purchased W. A. Lee’s implement business and will take charge in about a week. The sale was made through Messrs. Bard & Harris, our enterprising real estate men. Mr. Springston is a live, energetic gentleman and will keep the ball rolling.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1882.
                                                             Musical Union.
About fifty members were present at the regular weekly meeting of the Union last week, and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Mesdames Buckman, Shenneman, and Albro, and Misses McCoy, Beeny, Bard, Hane, Fahey, and Wallis will furnish the concert program this (Thursday) evening. The Union meets at 7:30 o’clock in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. F. H. GREER, Secretary.
Josie Bard, Judge Samuel Bard...
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1882.
                                                         The Spy of Atlanta.
The Committee on behalf of Winfield Post No. 85, G. A. R., and St. John’s Battery of this city, wish through your paper to express our high appreciation of the presentation of the Spy of Atlanta given here on the evenings of December 14, 15, and 16 by Col. L. D. Dobbs.
Col. Dobbs gave us a first-class entertainment, surpassing the expectation of everyone who witnessed it; and causing our best judges of theatricals to pronounce the Spy of Atlanta the most interesting entertainment ever given in our city.
To say that the performance under the skillful management of Col. Dobbs was a complete success, and to commend the Spy of Atlanta under the management of the Col. to the Grand Army of the Republic of Kansas is only an act of justice.
S. V. Devendorf as “Jake Schneider,” was immense, a complete show in himself—his every appearance convulsed the audience in roars of laughter. Devendorf as a comedian is an artist and will always be welcomed in Winfield with a crowded house.
Mrs. R. Jillson was as fine a conception and presentation of the character of Maud Dalton as could be wished; natural, graceful, and original. She won the hearts of the audience and gave to the character of “Maud” a sublime pathos that melted and moved our hearts and tears at her bidding.
The Post and Battery most cordially thank her for contributing so much talent for our benefit.
Mrs. Haight as Mrs. “Dalton,” showed all the true motherly feeling of the character she represented. She was a true mother and we know no higher praise.
Miss Josie Bard, as “Carrie Dalton,” was just what you would expect her to be. Her presentation of the flag was perfect, her singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” grand, and when her wonderfully sweet and cultured voice accompanied by her guitar rendered the “Vacant Chair,” we were glad the chair was vacant, that we might hear the song.

R. M. Bowles as “Edwin Dalton the Spy,” was equal to the leading character of the play. Mr. Bowles is a cultured actor, and his rendition of “Edwin Dalton” was grand. As husband, brother, soldier, prisoner, and spy “Richard was himself” a natural artist.
George H. Buckman represented “Farmer Dalton” so naturally that we thought we were in the country, and felt like we wanted to stay there the balance of our life with the grand old gentleman.
Col. Whiting as “General Sherman,” was a fine conception of the character of the general of our army. He looked and acted the soldier and though surrounded by a brilliant staff was the hero.
The children, Harry and Lottie Caton, as “Little Willie and Nannie,” captivated the audience. Brave “Willie!” Gentle “Nannie!” God will surely bless such noble children.
The tableaux were the finest we ever saw and the young ladies who composed them are as beautiful off the stage as they were in the tableaux.
We would like to describe the beautiful angel, but if we speak of one justice would demand the same of all and our communication would be suppressed on account of its length.
We must thank the “Sisters of Charity,” Misses Ida Bard and Mary Berkey, and felt like we would be willing to be wounded ourselves, if we could look up into their sweet faces.
Samuel Davis as “Pete,” was a life-like personation of a true southern darkey. He was one of the best actors in the cast.
To the soldiers commanded by Capt. Finch and others, we tender our thanks for their assistance and military bearing.
In this notice is it impossible to do justice to all, but rest assured that we feel grateful for the kindness shown us by the entire cast.
Bard & Harris...
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
The Real Estate firm of Bard & Harris have sold during the past sixty days $22,900 worth of real estate.
They sold one quarter to H. E. Silliman for $3,000.
Also a three hundred and thirty acre farm to Mr. Z. W. Lunday of Illinois for $7,100.
Mr. Z. Condit, of California, also purchased through their agency a $1,600 farm.
Loxly L. Martin, of West Virginia, was also located by them on a $4,200 place.
Mr. David Larimer, late of Iowa, was also located on a $1,200 place, while several parties from Indiana and Illinois, whose names we did not get, were satisfactorily located within Cowley’s borders.
Perhaps the most important sale made by them lately was that of the C. O. Pierce farm in Pleasant Valley Township to T. H. Group, of Atchison, for $7,100. Mr. Group will bring here with him one hundred and thirty-five head of fine blooded cattle, including forty milkers; from which he will furnish cream for the creamery. He also brings ten head of fine horses and other good stock. Such men as Mr. Group are valuable acquisitions to our county.
Ida Bard...

Winfield Courier, January 25, 1883.
Miss Ida Bard entertained a few of her young friends at her pleasant home Saturday evening. The Misses Bard are splendid entertainers and never fail to make it very enjoyable for their guests.
Judge Samuel Bard...
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
                                    One of those who signed petition: Samuel Bard.
Bard and Harris move to room back of Harter’s drug store...
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
Bard and Harris have rented the room back of Harter’s drug store, formerly occupied by Trump’s tin shop, and will move their real estate office to that location soon.
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.
Bard & Harris are now cosily fixed up in their new office back of Harter’s drug store. This firm by liberal advertising and obliging treatment of customers are gaining an enviable reputation as land and loan agents, and are gentlemen with whom it is a pleasure to do business.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Bard & Harris have covered the front of their office with an immense land sign. It shows off well.
Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
P. H. Albright is down with the mumps. Judge Bard has just recovered from a similar attack.
Bard & Harris...
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
Bard & Harris sold the James L. Stewart farm in Pleasant Valley Township last week to Messrs. Fibbs and sons, of Indiana, for four thousand dollars spot cash. There was one hundred and sixty acres in the tract. They have also sold Mr. W. D. Crawford’s farm of two hundred and forty acres in Ninnescah Township to Mr. Stewart for thirty-eight hundred dollars cash. These are two important sales.
Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.

Judge Bard is receiving a visit from his friend, Mr. Harris, of Arkansas. He expects to locate in this vicinity and will bring other friends with him.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.
A Card. ED. COURIER: I wish through your paper to extend my thanks to the Courier Band, the Orchestra, and Miss Josie Bard for their kindness in assisting me in my concert.
                                                       NETTIE C. McCOY.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                            COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES.
The Opera House was crowded on Friday evening last for the annual Commencement exercises of the Winfield High School. The principal part of the program consisted of performances by the Alumni of 1880, 1881, and 1882, which were all excellent, and showed that though their time of school day activity had passed, their intellects had lost no lustre, but improved with time and use. After the opening prayer by Rev. J. Cairns came the greeting song by the class, followed by an essay on “Links” by Miss Hattie Andrews, of the class of 1882. Miss Andrew’s voice was clear and distinct, and her essay exhibited a depth of thought which is very commendable. Succeeding this was a declamation, “Flying Jim’s Last Leap,” by James Cairns, another of the class of 1882. James did the piece full justice and brought out the points very nicely. Next came the recitation of Miss Jennie Lowry, class of 1881, “The Legend of Bregenz,” which is rich in sentiment. James Lorton, class of 1880, then made his first appearance as an orator. His subject was “Perseverance,” and he proved the necessity of this important factor in the human make-up in a manner which showed careful consideration and did himself much credit. Miss Ida Trezise, class of 1882, brought out in the next recitation the grit of “Charlie Machree” in battling against the tide to win a kiss. Miss Trezise’s appearance was pleasing, and she has the faculty of imitation necessary to good elocution. An essay by Miss Anna Hunt, also of the class of 1882, gave the audience some bristling thoughts on “A Chain of Fancies.” Miss Rose Rounds, of the same class, read in her interesting way the sensational tale, “The Pilot’s Story.”
Then came the graduating exercises. Miss Fannie Harden, being unable to be present, her essay on “Woman’s Work” was nicely read by Miss Etta Johnson. It asserted that woman’s sphere for work is broadening and ere long she will have equal rights with the men and use these rights for the accomplishment of much good. Miss Clara Bowman’s essay, “Whence, Where, and Whither,” sparkled with bright thoughts and fully demonstrated from whence we came, where we are, and whither we are tending. The presentation of diplomas was made by Prof. Trimble with appropriate words of advice. The program was interspersed with instrumental music by Miss Josie Bard and Prof. Farringer, the entertainment closing with a good night song by the class.
Bard & Harris...
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.

For Sale by Bard & Harris: A special bargain for a short time; a rare chance to secure one of the best watered stock farms in Cowley County consisting of 240 acres adjoining good range on south and east, 50 acres bottom land under cultivation, 60 more can be broke, good house, stable, corral, shedding, cave, milkhouse, and other out houses; splendid well at the door, springs and spring branches; also Crab Creek runs through place; fine young orchard of apple, peach, pears, and small fruits growing well.
Bard & Harris office...
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
                                                CITY PRIMARY ELECTION.
The Republicans of the first ward in Winfield will elect eight delegates to the county convention, at an election to be held at the office of Bard and Harris, on 9th Avenue, on Thursday, August 30, 1883, commencing at 2 o’clock p.m., and closing at 6 o’clock or as soon thereafter as there shall be no Republican at the polls ready to vote.
Jacob T. Hackney, John C. McNeil, and Frank Bowen are appointed judges of said election, and William Madden and T. M. McGuire, clerks.
All votes will be rejected except those presented by electors hitherto acting and voting with the Republican party, or by those who voted the Republican ticket last November and intend to vote the Republican ticket next November.
Bard & Harris...
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.
Bard and Harris present to the readers of the COURIER this week a new list of lands in their hands for sale, or rather a continuation of the old list of lands, and can satisfy any purchaser.
Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
The New York store is adding to its salesmen as the fall trade approaches. The latest acquisition is Mr. D. Swift, brother-in-law of Mr. Bard.
Bard & Harris...
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
Bard & Harris have erected over their office on Ninth Avenue a large and handsome gilt sign.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
Bard & Harris have a fine agricultural display in their real estate office: relics of the fair. It comprises mammoth onions, corn, potatoes, and a squash as big as a ten gallon keg.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
Notice. On my farm known in this locality as the Nelse Newell farm, north of Robt. Weakley, 4 miles north of Winfield, I want to have built a stone house 1½ story, over a 7 ft. cellar, about 24 ft. square. I would contract with builders for this work, also for the digging or boring of a well. Bids may be given for the mason work and for the carpenter work of rooms and roof; and for putting in the well, to T. R. Bryan in Winfield, or to Reuben S. White on the farm. I shall be at Winfield to make contracts about the 15th of October. I have for sale the above farm, and two in section 11-31-4, one of which, 80 acres, has a stone house for immediate occupancy, and a fine quarter section southeast of 3-31-4. For information see Bard & Harris. LEONARD FARR.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.

                                                An Advertisement Heard From.
For some weeks Bard & Harris have had standing in their bulletin of lands for sale in this paper, the following notice:
640 acres, under cultivation 300, timber 106, in grass 240, 300 acres first bottom land, 2 good houses, one 24 x 36, 7 rooms, one 16 x 24, 44 rooms; good corral, stable, 2 old box houses, 1½  miles of hedge, watered by Silver Creek running through place, 400 fruit trees, plenty of government land close to place, ½ mile to school, 12 miles to Winfield. $1,200.
The notice was all right except the price, which was a misprint and should read $12,000 instead of $1,200. However, the mistake has succeeded in showing them one thing at least: that thousands of persons read their advertisements every week. Since the above notice has been standing among others in their list, they have received hundreds of letters about it. One person from New York wrote saying he would take it, and ordering them to draw on him for the amount. Others write for information concerning it, and one says he thinks he will take it if he can get “part time.” The letters come from every locality, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Owing to the fact that but few of their correspondents send stamps for return, Messrs. Bard & Harris are crying loudly for us to correct the mistake, which will be done next week. It has cost them heavily in postage bills already.
Josie Bard...
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. Rodolf, 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.
Miss Ida Bard, German Flower Girl.
Judge Samuel Bard retires. Leaves business in the hands of Mr. Harris...
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Mr. Bard has retired from the real estate firm of Bard & Harris, leaving the business in the hands of Mr. Harris.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Mr. Bard has retired from the real estate firm of Bard & Harris, leaving the business in the hands of Mr. Harris.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
J. Q. Benbrook, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, an old acquaintance of Messrs. S. Bard and A. P. Johnson, came in Friday and will locate permanently.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Judge Bard has returned from a visit of some weeks in Texas, as jolly and corpulent as ever.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
Miss Josie Bard spent several days of last week in Cambridge, the guest of Mrs. J. E. Weaverling.
Appearance: Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
Dave Long, R. B. Rudolf, and Irve Randall start today by wagon for a prospecting tour to Clark County, one hundred and fifty miles west. They will camp on the way and we expect to see them return rivaling Judge Bard in corpulency. E. H. Nixon, Ben Cox, and others will start next Monday by rail in quest of the reported “bonanzas” in that county.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
                                                  TALESMAN. Samuel Bard.
Josie Bard...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Ugh! How the cold weather hangs on!
Dr. Rising has again invested this neighborhood, his victims this time were Wm. Tricklet and Miss Elizabeth Herrod, the affair occurred on New Year’s day. Still they go and the new crops come on. Mose has lost a daughter but has got triplets.
The literary at Victor Point is quite an institution and may be heard from in the future. Every neighborhood should maintain a first class literary. The good influence exerted over a community by such societies cannot be over estimated; both old and young should engage in them.

It was not cold enough on New Year’s night to prevent our Amateur Theatrical Company from giving us a capital entertainment, consisting in part of comedy characters, tableaux, and songs. Miss Georgia Davis is supported by her sisters, Edna and Sadie, and Mrs. Hamilton was hard to beat. Dr. Griffin, as a French County, simply beats the French. Elliot was a most disconsolate lover. Mrs. Griffith and Coleman as Irish servants were simply immense. Miss Josie Bard, of Winfield, presided at the organ and gave us some elegant music and song. Come again, Miss Josie. Mr. Gray and Mrs. Griffin and the Dr. rendered some very difficult music in a style that would do credit to professionals. Miss Georgia Davis read Longfellow’s Jamie, holding the house entranced. The Tableaux of the three Graces, Miss Dillon, supported by Corie Gay and Estella Boatman, was pretty enough to craze the average bachelor. Miss Hattie Young recited “Kentucky Bell” by Constant Woolson, eliciting great applause from the audience. The comedy of the “California Uncle” caused uproarious mirth. Mattie Young, Estella Fluke, and Mamie Young as Mrs. Lawrence and her two marriageable daughters, appeared as much at home as in their own parlors. C. P. Murphy as the rich uncle in disguise, brought down the house and held it down. F. P. Vaughn personated Col. Graham to perfection. R. D. Fluke as the Duke was just “to utterly too-too.” Willis Young as Post boy, played his part well. Too much praise cannot b e awarded to the young folks for this their first effort in this line. The object was to raise funds for the Presbyterian minister; although the weather was cold, a fair house was had. An effort is being made to have it repeated. The urbane manager, Mr. Henry Huff, was equal to the occasion. Long may he wave.
Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Chas. M. Leavitt, Our F. M., represented THE COURIER in the “Kansas Millers” excursion Tuesday. Some accuse us of a premeditated scheme to sink the boat. If it stands this test, we shall warmly advocate a still greater test—embracing Judge Bard, E. C. Seward, et al, with the whole “Fat Man’s Paradise.”
Ida Bard...
                                                       CAMBRIDGE. “H.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Miss Ida Bard, of Winfield, and Miss Fanny Saunders, of New Salem, are guests of Mrs. W. A. Weaverling.
                                                       CAMBRIDGE. “H.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Miss Ida Bard returned to her home in Winfield Monday. One of our young men says he will Sunday in Winfield in the future.
                                          TORRANCE ETCHINGS. “DAN.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Miss Ida Bard, of Winfield, spent Thursday and Friday with Miss Lou Wilson.
Josie Bard...
                                              TORRANCE ITEMS. “DAN.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Miss Josie Bard, of Winfield, visited at Capital Hill last week. She is a jolly girl and we hope she will visit us again.
Judge Bard...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.

The wind was in a bad tirade Friday. Real estate sailed around the heavens interviewing the angels, while part of it was playing thunder down here on earth. Out-houses were scattered all over town. The S. K. train was late—couldn’t make speed against the wind. The wires wee blown down in several places. At the depot, while waiting for the train, Stafford’s “Old Queen” gray and buss was picked up by a gust and carried down Millington street about half a mile. Stafford started after her and ascended an air balloon. In some mysterious way, both were recovered. At the courthouse the weight of brains, influence, and general ability was too slim to hold things down, and the old house shook like an autumn leaf. The air had a spite of Judge Gans and blew the chimney off his office and through the roof on top of the vault. It broke three heavy joists, making an awful hole. Nobody was killed. Arthur Bangs lost his fine bus cap this morning two miles this side of Burden. A gale turned it out to grass. “Bill,” at Ferguson’s stable, had his hat lifted while at the depot this morning. He found it on Ninth avenue, a mile away. Judge Bard and Walter Seaver can’t be found, and it is rumored that they rode off this morning on the bosom of a miniature cyclone. One of Hank Paris’ bus sorrels was blown up on the platform at the depot this morning, with his hind feet under. His last end was too fast and came near standing him on his head. Seven men lifted him out. The roof of Warner & McIntyre’s planing mill on North Main was ripped to pieces. The building is owned by Mr. Jordan. The lower part is used by Warner & McIntyre, the upper story by Mr. Jordan for sleeping rooms.
Josie, Ida, and Mattie Bard...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Maddux gave a pleasant party to some of their young friends at their residence on east 13th avenue. Those whose presence contributed to the gaiety of the evening were: Misses Josie, Ida, and Mattie Bard, Edna Eastman, Wier, Rogers, and Hawley, and Messrs. Roberts, Freeman, Busey, Bradshaw, Hardy, Giles, and others whose names we failed to get. Excellent music was rendered by Miss Josie Bard, after which there was a regular old fashioned taffy pulling. Of all enjoyment we ever participated in, this is the most lasting—we won’t forget it for a year, for the sweetest remembrance is the taffy in our hair and all over our clothes. You bet it’s a lot of fun.
Mrs. Judge Bard and son, Charley, visiting Judge in Ft. Smith, Arkansas???...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
Mrs. Judge Bard and son, Charley, will leave for Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Thursday morning to spend several weeks with the Judge.




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