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J. C. Fuller

                                                            Winfield, Kansas.
Note: I have revised the file of J. C. Fuller. November 2004. MAW
[J. C. Fuller was born in 1835. He had an older brother, Homer G. Fuller, who was born in 1829. H. G. Fuller married Miss Hattie Birdsey. They had one child, Charles E. Fuller. This family came to Winfield in 1878. I have a file on both Homer G. Fuller and his son, Charles E. Fuller.
Another person showed up: N. O. Fuller. The first name will always be a “Mystery” to me: I have seen “Ned,” “Neal,” “Neil,” and even “Niel” used by the Winfield Courier as the first name for N. O. Fuller. N. O. Fuller was a brother of J. C. Fuller. He ended up moving out of state.  I did not make a file on N. O. Fuller. MAW]
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth           Where from
J. C. Fuller             39  m    w             New York                    Illinois
Nannie C. Fuller           27    f     w             Missouri                       Missouri
Jas. H. Fuller                  2  m    w             Kansas
[RKW stated that J. C. Fuller’s son, James H. Fuller, took over the management of the Fuller company at Moline, Illinois, in 1901, assisted by a nephew, Edgar H. Fuller.]
The following data relative to J. C. Fuller was compiled by Richard Kay Wortman years ago.
J. C. Fuller.
J. C. Fuller was born in Orleans County, New York, in 1835. His early life was spent on his father’s farm. He was educated at the Genesse Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York, and taught school for three terms. In 1855 he went to Grinnell, Iowa, and then to Chicago. He moved to Nebraska in 1856. In 1859 he started for Pike’s Peak, but changed his purpose and went to California. After spending six months in different parts of California, he went to Texas and located in Houston. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he found out that he either had to join the Confederate Army or go north. He went north to Baltimore, Maryland, and engaged in lithograph publishing for four years. In 1869 he went to Fort Scott, Kansas, remaining there one year before coming to Winfield. (This account not cover his going to the town of Sumner in Sumner County with D. A. Millington of Fort Scott.)
According to this account J. C. Fuller came to Winfield in August 1870. At that time Winfield had one store, a blacksmith shop, and two houses. In partnership with D. A. Millington, Fuller purchased A. A. Jackson’s squatters interest in 160 acres of land, since the land had not been surveyed or officially placed on the market. Fuller and Millington, in connection with E. C. Manning (who held 160 acres by location) had a survey made and laid out the town site of Winfield. A town site company, the Winfield Town Association, was formed with Mr. Fuller as President. (This was the second town site company in Winfield. In January 1871 Fuller opened the first bank in Cowley County, the only bank south of Emporia, Kansas. That same year J. C. Fuller married Miss Nannie C. Harrison, at Hannibal, Missouri. The Fullers had three children: James H., Maggie (who died in infancy), and Estelle. The daughter, Estelle, later married James Lorton.

The “Winfield Bank, of J. C. Fuller” prospered. The Winfield Messenger, on November 1, 1872, had a notice pertaining to his bank. “Exchange bought and sold. Bills discounted. School and Township Bonds negotiated. Collec­tions made and remitted at current rates of exchange. Interest allowed on Time deposits.” The bank was located at the southwest corner of Ninth Avenue and Main Street on lot 3, block 109.
J. C. Fuller was present in New York on February 2, 1875, when his parents, J. Cash Fuller and Eliza Gould Fuller, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
In 1879 J. C. Fuller formed a partnership with Col. J. C. McMullen and they merged the Citizens Bank of Winfield and the Winfield Bank, of J. C. Fuller, into the “Winfield Bank.” In 1884 owing to poor health, Mr. Fuller was compelled to retire from active business and the bank was sold to H. B. Schuler. It was soon after incorporated as the “Winfield National Bank.” The Winfield National Bank existed until 1945 when it was sold to the “First National Bank of Winfield.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 7, 1901.
“J. C. Fuller died yesterday at Moline, Illinois, of the grip and the body will be brought home for burial, arriving here probably tomorrow night. No definite arrangements have yet been made but the funeral will probably occur sometime Saturday.
“A. S. Allen received a telegram late yesterday afternoon announcing Mr. Fuller’s death but it gave no particulars. This morning Mr. Allen received a letter from Mrs. Fuller written Tuesday in which she said Mr. Fuller was sick but at that time his condition was evidently not considered serious and his condition must have become suddenly worse, resulting unexpectedly in his death. Mr. Fuller was here a few days ago and was sick with the grip while here but not seriously so. His family consisting of his widow and two children, James and Miss Estelle, were with him at the time of his death and will accompany the body home.
“J. C. Fuller came to Winfield with the Hon. D. A. Millington in August 1870 and since that time no man has been more closely identified with the business interests of Winfield. He opened the Winfield Bank of J. C. Fuller in January 1871, this being at that time the only bank south of Emporia. This bank continued business until 1879 when he formed a partnership with Col. J. C. McMullen and they incorporated the Winfield Bank. This bank was successful and prosperous and was always one of the strong forces in the prosperity and upbuilding of Winfield. In 1884 owing to poor health, Mr. Fuller was compelled to retire from active business and the bank was sold to H. B. Schuler and it was soon after incorporated as the Winfield National Bank, under which name it has since existed.
“J. C. Fuller and W. A. Lee designed and constructed a grain drill on new lines which they thought and which has proved to be a great improvement over the old style drills, and it is now known and used in all farming communities as the Fuller Lee disc press drill. He commenced the manufacturing of these drills in Winfield in 1891. He did this not because he wanted business, but because he thought the drill would be a great benefit to the wheat raising section of the country and because he thought the enterprise would be of value to Winfield. The business soon proved that Winfield was not the proper location for the factory and much against his wish and his interest in Winfield, he was compelled to move the factory to a more central distributing point. He moved the plant from Winfield to Kansas City and later to Moline, Illinois, where it is now a splendid property. In the beginning Mr. Fuller thought he had an idea, but it soon developed as he expressed it, that the idea had him and he simply had to follow where the idea lead.

“While not a politician or ambitious for office, his fellow citizens have always looked to him as a leader in business affairs and he has often had to accept prominent offices in the commercial and educational organizations which have made Winfield the pride of southern Kansas. The Winfield Chautauqua assembly owes much to Mr. Fuller, its presidency having been thrust upon him when it was almost hopelessly in debt. He accepted the responsibility and at once became an active worker for its success. He remained its president until he saw it entirely out of debt and its success assured.
“Mr. Fuller was always prominent and active in the matter of securing railroads and other enterprises that promised to be beneficial to Winfield. He was the principal factor in building the Winfield Gas Works in 1884 and has always controlled and operated the plant. He took an active part in building the Winfield street railway and at his death still owned a one-fourth interest in this enterprise.
“Mr. Fuller was born in Orleans County, New York, in 1835 and like a majority of the great men of this country, his early life was spent on a farm. He finished his education at the Genesse Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York, and at the age of nineteen he decided after teaching school one season to take Horace Greeley’s advice and go west. He settled first at Grinell, Iowa, in 1855 and went from there to Chicago. In 1869 he came to Kansas, locating at Ft. Scott first, coming to Winfield the next year.
“He was married to Miss Nannie C. Harrison in August 1873 at Hannibal, Missouri, and three children resulted from the union, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. Fuller was a Mason and also belonged to the Workmen and the Royal Arcanum. His family have been with him at Moline for a year or more but Mr. Fuller always claimed Winfield as his home and had arranged his affairs to move back to Winfield in the spring.”
Winfield Courier, Saturday, February 9, 1901.
“The funeral over the remains of J. C. Fuller occurred at the First M. E. church this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. T. W. Jeffrey preached the sermon and the pall bearers were as follows: Capt. T. B. Myers, Col. E. C. Manning, W. C. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, H. S. Silver, and E. P. Greer.
“The body arrived last night accompanied by Mrs. Fuller, his son J. H. Fuller, and daughter Miss Estelle. The following is from the Moline Evening Mail in its account of Mr. Fuller’s death.
‘Throughout his career Mr. Fuller’s business life has been marked by an unusual application to his affairs and of late his disinclination to cease his labors may have affected his health. For a year he has not been feeling well, but has continued in the active management of the rapidly growing business of the factory. In January he left his office to attend the Western Retail Implement and Vehicle Dealers association convention at Kansas City, Jan. 15-17, and later went on to Winfield, Kansas. Upon his return home January 17, he was unable to go to the factory, and his son, James H. Fuller, who has been traveling in California and the west for the company, was called home and arrived here last week with his wife and child. Miss Estelle Fuller, who was visiting in Lima, Ohio, arrived home Monday evening.
‘The funeral will take place in Winfield, Kansas, on Saturday, the remains, accompanied by the son, being sent to his old home tonight. Mrs. Fuller and her daughter leave tomorrow evening.

‘At the head of the company which bore his name, Mr. Fuller has demonstrated his splendid business and executive ability. The company was organized eleven years ago in Winfield, Kansas, for the manufacture of grain drills. It later moved to Kansas City, and in November 1898 was removed to East Moline, then hardly more than a waste of meadow. His was the first factory to come to the new suburb and the faith which he showed in the future of East Moline had much to do with its subsequent growth. He has always been a firm believer in the future of this locality and has often expressed himself as satisfied that much was in store for it.
‘He was one of the founders of Winfield, Kansas, now a city of 6,000 inhabitants. Thirty years ago he became identified with that community and since that time has been active in its advancement. He held large property interests there in ranch land and business blocks and was part owner of the chief bank. He was also president of the Winfield Gas and Electric Light Co.
‘Mr. Fuller was a native of New York state, having been born in Carlton township, Orleans County, in 1835. He came west while a young man and since that time has been active in the development of its resources and especially those of Kansas. Besides the family in this city, he leaves his nephew, Edgar H. Fuller, who has been associated with him in the business and of late has had the local office in charge. His son will continue the business.’”
                                                  FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
James C. Fuller, D. A. Millington, and J. C. McMullen...
Emporia News, September 2, 1870.
New Town. A new town, called Sumner, has just been laid out in Sumner County. The proprietors are: J. M. Steele, C. S. Roe, and J. H. Liggett, of Wichita; J. Jay Buck and E. W. Cunningham, of Emporia; James C. Fuller, Addison Richards, and Mr. Millington, of Fort Scott; Col. J. C. McMullen, of Clarksville, Tennessee; and Maj. Woodsmall, of Gosport, Indiana.
This town is situated in the geographical center of Sumner County, on Slate Creek, and about thirty miles south from Wichita. A stock of goods is already on the ground. A full and complete newspaper outfit is already secured, and it is the intention of the proprietors to have a hotel up and a saw mill in operation soon. This place is immediately on the Texas cattle trail, and may soon be a brisk town. The finest wood and water claims are there to be had. We look for the organization of Sumner County at the next session of the Legislature.
Walnut Valley Times, December 2, 1870.
The President of the town Company, Mr. J. C. Fuller, in­formed us the other day that twenty-three business houses were now under contract and in course of construction. How’s that for a town only four months old? Winfield Censor.
Millington & Fuller: Bank Building...
Cowley County Censor, March 18, 1871.
JOHN B. FAIRBANK. Attorney and Councillor at Law, Winfield. Office: Millington & Fuller’s new Bank Building.
Change: now called Fuller’s Bank...
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.

Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
See dissolution notice of Webb & Coon. Mr. Coon remains at the Bank building of J. C. Fuller, where he is prepared to do all business in the legal line. Mr. Webb has moved his library to the CENSOR office.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
W. W. WALTON, DEPUTY COUNTY SURVEYOR OF COWLEY COUNTY. All orders promptly attended to. Office in Fuller’s Bank.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
DENTISTRY! DR. C. L. FLINT. Orders left at Fuller’s Bank, Main Street, Winfield, Kansas, will receive prompt attention.
J. C. Fuller and D. A. Millington: Fort Scott...
Walnut Valley Times, May 26, 1871
Winfield is the County seat of Cowley County. Last October the site was an unbroken prairie, now it contains half a hundred houses. C. A. Bliss, formerly of the firm of Bliss & Lee of Topeka, is the postmaster and stage agent, and has besides a large stock of goods, and is getting rich, I think. He says anybody that can’t make money in that country, should have a guardian appointed to take care of him. He is a generous and true hearted man, and is well deserving of success.
As evidence of the public spirit of the citizens, I will relate an incident. The Baptist Society had a festival recently to raise a little money towards building a church. A cake to be given to the prettiest girl, brought to the treasury $158, and the total contributions of the evening reached upwards of $300.
Among the principal men of the town are Col. Manning, Col. Alexander of Leavenworth, D. A. Millington, and J. C. Fuller, of Fort Scott, who are all members of the town company.
The town site of Winfield is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. From an eminence on Col. Alexander’s claim, adjoining the town, the view is perfectly enchanting. Wells and springs abound, one of the latter flowing from a hillside into a deep rocky basin, in volume sufficient if carried into pipes, to supply the town.
Winfield Messenger, July 19, 1872.
J. C. Fuller has returned from Topeka.
Winfield Messenger, October 18, 1872.
Mr. Fuller informs us that the banking business is very good. We hear but very little complaint in this direction from any source.
Winfield Messenger, October 25, 1872.
Mrs. Fuller claims to have the brightest and most beautiful baby in town. Mrs. Fuller may not have reason to boast very long. The neighborhood we live in is composed of newly-married people, and there may be some competition in that line of beauty.
Winfield Messenger, November 1, 1872. Front Page.
                                            WINFIELD BANK, OF J. C. FULLER.
           Exchange bought and sold. Bills discounted, School and Township Bonds negotiated.

                               Collec­tions made and remitted at current rates of exchange.
                                                  Interest allowed on time deposits.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, February 1, 1873.
The foundation is being laid for A. H. Green’s new law office. It will be built on the second lot south of J. C. Fuller’s Bank, will be a frame 16 x 28, with a handsomely fin­ished front, in connection with the Bank building to be erected by M. L. Read, the coming spring. It will add much to the appearance of that part of Main street.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 6, 1873.
                                            WINFIELD BANK, OF J. C. FULLER.
                                  Bank building located at corner 9th Ave. and Main St.,
                                                              Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 20, 1873.
J. C. Fuller, of the Winfield Bank, pays highest market price for School Bonds.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 17, 1873.
J. C. Fuller has removed the old town company building on the lot south of Maris & Baldwin. He proposes to finish it up in neat style, suitable for a storeroom.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 22, 1873.
A splendid set of light buggy harness and one saddle for sale by J. C. Fuller, cheap for cash.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 26, 1873.
J. C. Fuller is now on a visit to his friends in New York.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 7, 1873.
J. C. Fuller again in our midst.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 28, 1873.
Bank Notice. On and after September 1st, 1873, our Bank will open for business at 9 o’clock A. M., and close at 4 o’clock, P. M. J. C. FULLER, M. L. READ.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.
The directors of the Agricultural Society will meet at the Fair Grounds, Saturday, Sept. 6th, 1873, at 2 o’clock P. M. They earnestly desire that the Superintendents of all the departments meet with them to acquaint themselves with their duties. The following are the names of the various Superintendents.
Capt. E. Davis; A. Walton; J. H. Churchill; J. P. Short; John R. Smith; E. B. Johnson; W. K. Davis; A. S. Williams; Will S. Voris; S. H. Myton; Samuel Darrah; James Stewart; Jas. H. Land; T. B. Myers; Geo. W. Martin; W. M. Boyer; Max Shoeb; John Swain; S. C. Smith, Mrs. L. H. Howard; Mrs. J. D. Cochran; Mrs. E. Davis; Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mrs. C. A. Bliss; Mrs. Fitch; Max Fawcett; J. O. Matthewson; H. B. Norton; D. A. Millington; E. B. Kager, C. M. Wood; T. A. Wilkinson.
The Superintendents are desired to study carefully the rules and regulations of the society so they may be able to render assistance to exhibitors.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 25, 1873.

We give this week a cursory report of the 3rd annual fair of the Cowley County Agricultural Society, held last week. Notwith­standing the dust which at times was almost stifling, the fair was quite successful and the managers are entitled to much credit for the energy and good judgment they used. We are informed by the secretary that there were over 400 entries, and more than 1,000 different articles on exhibition. We report some of the premiums as furnished us. The race horse and fast trotter had to take a back place this year, while the horse for service came to the front. The “pure agricultural horse trot” gave way to the tests of strength, and excellence was not measured by the short time required to run 300 yards. We were glad to notice some very good young stock in this department. The premiums were awarded as follows.
In the department of needle and fancy work, there were many beautiful articles. We have not time to specify but give a list of those to whom premiums were awarded.
Mrs. Bonsall, Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. McLaughlin, Misses Deming, Mary Stewart, Foos, Porter, Jane Stewart, Likowski, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Bostwick, and Mrs. Shepherd.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 16, 1873.
J. C. Fuller wants it distinctly understood by those persons in the east part of the county who think all the banks in the county have suspended, that the Winfield Bank of J. C. Fuller has been opened for business every day at regular hours, has paid all demands and checks in cash, has continued to loan to its regular customers, and is prepared to do the same in future. The bank is not buying eastern drafts, but takes them for collection.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 6, 1873.
L. T. Michener has removed his law office to Fuller’s Bank.
J. C. Fuller; Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
To be given for the benefit of Adelphi Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at the Courtroom, Winfield, Kansas, Dec. 25th, 1873.
There will be a public installation of officers of the Lodge at the Baptist church at one o’clock P.M. After the Installation there will be a few short addresses by members of the order.
Dinner will take place at the courtroom at five o’clock P.M.
A cordial invitation is extended to the public.
After dinner a grand ball will be given at the courtroom. Good music will be in attendance. A cordial invitation is extended to the fraternity to be present. Special invitations will be given by the Committee to those not members of the order.
The following is the list of the committees appointed for the occasion.
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. A. A. Jackson, T. A. Rice, J. E. Saint, W. M. Boyer, L. J. Webb, J. C. Fuller.
TABLE COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, J. F. Paul, T. A. Rice, W. M. Boyer, J. E. Saint, J. D. Cochran, J. C. Fuller, John Swain, J. A. Simpson, A. T. Shenneman, A. S. Williams, J. P. Short, Mrs. J. P. Short, Miss Read, Miss Mary Stewart, Mrs. Geo. Oakes, Mrs. J. F. Paul, Mrs. E. Maris, Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mrs. W. M. Boyer, Mrs. L. R. Paul, Mrs. L. J. Webb, Mrs. J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Howland, Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. W. G. Graham, Mrs. J. D. Cochran, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Miss Parmelee, Miss Lizzie Graham, Miss Yount.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.

CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. 28. James C. Fuller vs. Allen B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
District Court Proceedings. Fuller vs. Lemmon, Judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1874.
Webb & Millington have moved their law office into Fuller’s bank building.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1874.
J. C. Fuller is having his bank building fitted up in good style.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1874.
          Proceedings of the Meeting of the Winfield Literary and Scientific Association.
A meeting of the citizens of Winfield was held at the Courthouse September 22, 1874, for the purpose of organizing a Literary Society.
W. Q. Mansfield, M. L. Robinson, J. C. Fuller, Rev. Mr. Platter, Rev. Mr. Rigby, W. W. Walton, and E. B. Kager were appointed a committee to prepare a plan of organization to present at a future meeting to be called by a committee.
We hope all the citizens will take an interest in this society for such an institution, well sustained, can be made a source of much pleasure during the winter, of great and lasting profit.
Winfield Courier, October 29, 1874.
J. C. Fuller, Esq., who has been absent at St. Louis the past week, returned home last night.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1874.
At a stated communication of Adelphi Lodge No. 110, held last Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Leland J. Webb, W. M., W. G. Graham, S. W., J. E. Saint, J. W., J. C. Fuller, Treas., M. G. Troup, Sec., J. Newman, Chaplain, Perry Hill, S. D., J. D. Cochran, J. D., I. L. Comfort, Tyler.
Winfield Courier, December 17, 1874.
The Winfield Institute. The members of the Winfield Institute met at the courthouse last Monday evening and elected a board of directors, consisting of W. Q. Mansfield, T. E. Johnston, D. A. Millington, Rev. J. E. Platter, J. C. Fuller, Rev. N. L. Rigby, J. B. Fairbanks, Chas. C. Black, and E. B. Kager. According to arrangement they met last evening and elected from the number a president, secretary, and treasurer, to-wit: D. A. Millington, president; W. Q. Mansfield, secretary, and T. K. Johnston, treasurer.
Among the objects sought to be accomplished by this movement is the establishment of a public library and reading room, and it is the intention of the directors to make all necessary effort to insure success. To this end, therefore, donations of books are solicited from all who are friendly to the enterprise, and of those desirous of becoming members of the Institute. Books will be taken in payment of dues, if desired. Standard works in good condition, on history, theology, science, travel, fiction, and miscellaneous literature will constitute the library; and it is intended to furnish the reading room with a selection of the leading publications, periodicals, and magazines of the day.
Winfield Courier, February 25, 1875.

GOLDEN WEDDING. From the Lockport, New York, daily Journal, we clip the following graphic account of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller of New York. The fact that they are the parents of one of our own purest and best citizens, J. C. Fuller, Esq., gives it double interest. The Journal correspondent describes the occasion thus:
1825                                                                                                                      1875
                                                        GOLDEN WEDDING,
                                                      Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller,
                                                                    At Home
                                          Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1875, at 2 o’clock p.m.
                                              J. Cash Fuller.               Eliza Goold.
And such an invitation is not to be slighted, for golden weddings are somewhat less frequent than those made of tin. Accordingly I repaired to the house of Mr. Fuller, as per invita­tion. The house was already filled, in the main, with relatives, together with a few invited guests. The rooms were festooned with evergreens, with mottoes interspersed. Above the entrance to the parlor was seen the significant motto in ever­green, “welcome home.” Upon one of the walls in the parlor was found “1825-1875,” while between them was suspended a golden chain of eleven links to symbolize the children, binding those years together; but two of those links, the second and fifth, told us by their broken condition, how death had twice entered the family circle and severed the golden chain. In another part of the parlor upon a large table were displayed the presents: a heavy, solid gold headed cane, a pair of gold spectacles, a silver tea set gold lined, oil paintings and chromos in heavy gilt frames, together with some gold coins as mementoes of this golden occasion.
Further description is unnecessary. To really appreciate these things one must visit these fortunate old people, carry that gold headed cane, examine those pictures through those gold bound spectacles, and drink some of Mrs. Fuller’s superb tea from those gilded ten cups.
But that dinner! My pen absolutely refuses to enter upon a description. I might talk about turkey, chicken, pastry, pre­serves, rich cream and butter made out of cow’s milk, and you, shut up in your palaces in the city, would know no more about it than a blind man does of color. It was not served until between five and eight o’clock p.m., and you may judge of my appetite after having fasted from an early breakfast hour. That dinner! If your imagination is good, you can more easily imagine than I can describe it.
Once more in the parlor the following impromptu programme of exercises we enjoyed:
A sacred song styled, “Over There,” was sung by a few selected singers, after which a poem was read, selected from Will Carlton’s collection of Farm Ballads, styled “Out of the Old House Nancy,” which was appropriate in view of a recent corre­sponding change made by Mr. Fuller. The Rev. R. C. Foote then gave an interesting address, taking for his theme, “Once in a Lifetime;” bringing forward the prominent facts of life in gener­al, and specially with reference to these elderly people. The address abounded in pleasantry and was heartily enjoyed, while recollections of sad experiences caused a tear to stain the cheek of many present.
An address of presentation was then made by C. H. Lum, Esq., Yates, Orleans County, New York, following which a prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Foote, and after singing “Shall we gather at the river,” the assembly broke up or rather was changed into one of life and pleasure. Between music, social conversation and repartee, the hours of the evening sped rapidly away.

Much of interest attaches to a couple who have lived happily together a half century, and that interest would require me to say a few words concerning them. They were born in what is now Carlton, Orleans County, New York, the one in 1803, the other in 1808, making Mr. Fuller 72, and Mrs. Fuller 67 years of age. They have been members of the M. E. church 48 years, and in those years have sought to instill into the minds and hearts of their children the truths of christianity, so that now the majority of them are members of the church and partakers of the same communion.
Two of the children were not permitted to be present; only three are residing in this state, while the other four came from different parts of the west to meet these latter and make the family circle as near complete as possible.
They found their parents enjoying life and health, with forms less bent than common to such remarkable years, eyes dimmed but not into darkness; hair traced with silver, but still enough of darker hue remaining to tell of a vigorous old age. They togeth­er with the other relatives and guests there present join us in the prayer, uttered that evening, that this aged couple may enjoy many happy peaceful years, that having rowed together down the stream of time, so near the eternal sea, when that little bark bearing their united lives and fortune has braved over its last billow, it may come to another in the haven of everlasting rest; that together they may be received by kindred and loved ones; that together they may be introduced to the “King in His beauty,” and ushered into their eternal mansion; that together they may await the coming of their loved ones, till altogether they join a happy reunion in their eternal home! W. O. B.
Pendleton Center, Feb. 6, 1875.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. No. 488. J. C. Fuller, vs. S. B. Stewart, et al.
CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY. No. 506. J. C. Fuller vs. A. H. Caywood.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
Disposition of cases in the District Court up to Wednesday night.
488. J. C. Fuller, vs. S. B. Stewart, et al, judgment for plaintiff.
506. J. C. Fuller vs. A. H. Caywood, judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, April 22, 1875.
It will be seen by the council proceedings that our worthy banker, J. C. Fuller, is now a resident of this city, owing, probably to the fact that the council did not have a stranger whom they could “take in,” and being anxious to take somebody, took Fuller. They might have done worse.
Winfield Courier, April 22, 1875.
April 19th, 1875. The Council met at Curns & Manser’s office at the usual hour. Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, C. C. Black, James M. Dever, Councilmen.
J. C. Fuller filed his consent and petition as the occupying resident owner of out lots No. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, in said city, and of the territory adjacent thereto on the east, and outside of the city, to have added from said adjacent territory to the city so much land as will make said out lots 150 feet wide east and west, and make the eastern limit of said city 150 feet east of the east line of Andrews street, in said city.

An ordinance in relation to extending the city limits on the east was presented and read. On motion said ordinance was duly adopted by sections. The vote on the final passage of said ordinance was as follows:
Yeas—M. G. Troup, C. C. Black, James M. Dever. Nays—none.
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1875.
Council met May 3rd. Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; N. M. Powers, M. G. Troup, C. C. Black, and J. M. Dever, Council­men. Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
An ordinance to provide for the appointment of a clerk, treasurer, marshal, and city attorney, and defining the duties and pay of the same, was read and duly passed. The vote on the final passage was as follows: Yeas, Dever, Black, Powers, Troup. Nays, none.
The mayor with the consent of the council appointed J. C. Fuller, treasurer, and J. E. Allen, city attorney, in and for the city of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1875. Editorial Page.
Mr. J. C. Fuller showed us a letter, which he received from his brother at Chicago. Mr. Fuller had been sent out by the Chicago board of trade to look after the wheat prospect in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Upon his return he reports that in the sections visited by him, the wheat crop was never better.
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1875.
DIED. On the morning of the 24th inst., the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, aged ten days.
Winfield Courier, October 28, 1875.
Railroad Meeting. Railroad meeting at the Courthouse Tuesday night, Oct. 26th, 1875.
Meeting called to order for the purpose of discussing the railroad question; organized by electing Dr. Mansfield chairman, and Amos Walton secretary. Col. Alexander stated the object of the meeting to be to work up correspondence with different parties on the railroad question.
Mayor Millington spoke at some length of the necessity of such an enterprise and that action should be taken immediately in order to cooperate with the counties north of us at once. On motion D. A. Millington, J. E. Platter, M. L. Robinson, and J. C. Fuller were appointed as a committee to carry out the intention of said meeting. On motion, adjourned.
W. Q. MANSFIELD, Chairman. A. WALTON, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1875.
THE RAILROAD MEETING AT ELDORADO. Last Friday, Nov. 14th, a large and earnest railroad meeting was held at Eldorado. Messrs. Meigs, Channell, McMullen, and Christian, from Arkansas City; Millington and Manning of Winfield, and Holmes and Lee, of Rock Township, were the repre­sentatives from Cowley County.
A large turn-out of active men of Butler County were pres­ent, and C. V. Eskridge, P. B. Plumb, E. P. Bancroft, and others from Emporia, and Messrs. Danford and Schenk of Osage City, and C. K. Holliday and Lakin, of Topeka, were present.
The meeting organized at 2 p.m. by choosing Neil Wilkie, of Douglass, as chairman. Mr. Bancroft, of Emporia, in a clear and comprehensive manner, presented statistics showing the advantage to the people and company of constructing a narrow gauge railroad in comparison to a wide gauge road.

Gov. Eskridge then spoke at some length demonstrating the ability of the people along the line to build and own a road from Emporia into the Walnut Valley.
Interesting speeches were made by Col. Plumb, D. A. Millington, and others.
Finally the citizens of Butler County present selected eight persons to cooperate with the representatives of Cowley in drafting articles of incorporation for a railroad company. After several hours of conference the two counties by their representatives agreed upon a charter form road beginning at Emporia, and run by the Walnut Valley to the south line of the State below Arkansas City.
The following named gentlemen were chosen directors.
P. B. Plumb, H. C. Cross, and A. A. Baker, Emporia; J. C. Becker, Chelsie; T. B. Murdock and A. L. Redden, Eldorado; E. L. Akin, Augusta; A. Cox, Walnut City; Neil Wilkie, Douglass; J. E. Platter and J. C. Fuller, Winfield; J. C. McMullen and S. P. Channell, Arkansas City.
The corporation is named the Walnut Valley R. R. Company.
The directors are to meet in Emporia on 23rd inst., to put the enterprise in motion. Of their action, we shall keep our readers posted. If possible, we shall attend the meeting.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1875.
J. C. Fuller’s six thousand pound fire and burglar proof safe has arrived.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.
Mayor Millington is attending the Winfield Bank during Mr. Fuller’s temporary absence.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.
Messrs. Manning, Fuller, and Green left last Sunday morning for Wichita. Colonel Manning and Green will attend the U. S. court at Topeka, and Mr. Fuller goes to meet the other directors of the Walnut Valley R. R. Co. at Emporia.
Winfield Courier, December 2, 1875.
Directors present:
P. B. Plumb, H. C. Cross, A. A. Baker—Lyon County.
A. L. Redden, Neil Wilkie, T. B. Murdock, and J. C. Becker by T. B. Murdock as proxy—Butler County.
J. C. Fuller, S. P. Channell, and J. E. Platter, by E. C. Manning as proxy—Cowley County.
On motion E. C. Manning was chosen chairman and T. B. Murdock secretary of the meeting.
Resolved to construct, equip, and operate a railroad from Emporia and to Arkansas City by Oct. 1, 1877, on most practicable route.
P. B. Plumb, Emporia, President.
J. C. Fuller, Winfield, Vice President.
H. C. Cross, Emporia, Treasurer.
T. B. Murdock, Eldorado, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, December 2, 1875.
J. C. Fuller is having his bank counters varnished and grained.

                                                  THE WINFIELD COURIER.
                                                        CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
                            WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
Oct. 8th, a call for a “People’s Convention” was issued, signed by W. Q. Mansfield, T. H. Johnson, T. A. Blanchard, James Renfro, James Land, D. A. Millington, Wm. Craig, F. A. Hunt, A. Menor, J. Mentch, T. B. Ross, and H. Wolf.
Under the call this convention met at Winfield, Oct. 20th, and nominated a full ticket, which will be found in the “Annals.” The tickets nominated at the two conventions last mentioned, though called Republican and People’s, really were composed of partisans to a strife that had been engendered between Winfield and Arkansas City for political and business supremacy in the county. The canvass preceding the election, which transpired Nov. 8th, was very spirited, almost bitter; the principal interest centering upon the candidates for representative—H. B. Norton and E. C. Manning. At that election 504 votes were cast, of which H. B. Norton received 256 and E. C. Manning 248. The remaining candidates upon the “People’s” ticket received a small majority except the candidate for Register of Deeds and County Attorney.
When the Commissioners met to canvass the votes after the election, they found the returns to be in a crude and some of them in an unintelligible condition. In the language of G. H. Norton, one of the Commissioners, and a brother of H. B. Norton, “The next returns opened were objected to by Mr. Blanchard (another member of the board of canvassers) on the ground that he did not know where it came from. Upon examination I found there was nothing on them to indicate where they came from. I suggest­ed to the board that perhaps they knew some of the names on the poll book and could tell from them what precinct the returns came from. The other members both stated they did not know any of the names and as I did not, I voted with them to reject the returns.”
The rejection of the unintelligible returns gave the “People’s” ticket a large majority except in the offices of County Attorney and Register of Deeds. The election of T. B. Ross was contested before T. H. Johnson, County Attorney, presid­ing as judge, with J. C. Fuller and E. S. Torrance, the incoming County Attorney, then a resident of Arkansas City, as associate judges. The “Court” decided that Ross was entitled to the certificate. Some steps were taken to contest Mr. Manning’s seat in the legislature but the idea was finally abandoned.
August 20th, A. A. Jackson sold out his claim to J. C. Fuller and D. A. Millington, who, with Manning, made arrangements to lay out more territory as a town site and induce persons to settle rapidly on the town site—giving them the lots they should improve. During the fall of 1870 many persons settled upon the town site and made improvements. We cannot from this on, name all the persons that settled in Winfield in order, as that would be too voluminous, but will name the first in kind, business, or profession.
J. C. Fuller, the first banker.

Though this country was practically open for settlement on the passage of the act of Congress of July 15th, 1870, in rela­tion thereto; yet no one knew where his claim lines would run, because there had been no government survey. This survey did not occur until January, 1871. Immediately after the survey D. A. Millington, who was the first engineer and surveyor, surveyed and laid out into town lots and blocks, all the west half of Fuller’s claim and east half of Manning’s claim (not already laid out), and platted the whole as the town site of Winfield. Settlers continued to locate in Winfield until on the 10th day of July, 1871, there were 72 lots improved with 80 buildings. On that day the town site was entered by the Probate Judge, T. B. Ross.
The third annual election was held April 5th, 1875. D. A. Millington was elected Mayor; W. M. Boyer, Police Judge; and M. G. Troup, N. M. Powers, J. Newman, J. M. Dever, and C. C. Black, Councilmen.
The Mayor and Council appointed B. F. Baldwin, Clerk; E. R. Evans, Marshal; J. E. Allen, Attorney; J. C. Fuller, Treasurer; and M. G. Troup, President of Council.
FULLER, J. C., is the proprietor of the Winfield Bank, the first bank in Cowley County; established in the spring of 1871. Of it we need say nothing; words of ours would add little to its prestige. He is also a co-partner of the town and one of its leading citizens. May the town become full of Fullers like J. C.
Winfield Courier, January 20, 1876.
City Council met January 17th, 1876, at 7 o’clock P. M.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, N. M. Powers, C. C. Black, Councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney, and B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Minutes of previous meetings were read and approved.
The report of J. C. Fuller, City Treasurer, referred to the Finance Committee at last regular meeting of the Council, was reported favorably on by said committee, and on motion of N. M. Powers, was duly received.
On motion of N. M. Powers, the Council ordered the City Treasurer to deliver to the City Clerk a certain journal and ledger now in his possession, and that the Clerk open up an account with the Treasurer of all orders drawn on the Treasurer and all receipts received from the Treasurer by him.
On motion the City Clerk was instructed to make and publish a financial statement, beginning May 1st, 1875, and ending December 31st, 1875, showing the amount of all monies collected by the city, from what source derived, and the disbursement of the same by the city.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.
The undersigned, residents of Cowley County, cordially unite in inviting the citizens of said county to meet in mass meeting at Winfield, on Saturday at 2 P. M., FEBRUARY 5TH, to take such action as shall seem advisable upon consultation to secure the construction of a railroad into Cowley County. We desire each paper in said county to publish this call, and we hope that every township will be fully represented at said meeting.
Dated January 25, 1876.

WINFIELD: M. L. Read, S. D. Pryor, N. M. Powers, N. W. Holmes, N. L. Rigby, Thomas McMillen, L. J. Webb, Charles C. Black, J. S. Hunt, W. M. Boyer, John W. Curns, G. S. Manser, B. F. Baldwin, J. H. Land, A. H. Green, W. Q. Mansfield, E. C. Manning, S. H. Myton, J. C. Fuller, A. B. Lemmon, James Kelly, W. H. H. Maris, T. H. Henderson, A. N. Deming, H. S. Silver, J. M. Alexander, Amos Walton, D. A. Millington, J. E. Platter, W. M. Allison, And one hundred others.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1876.
J. C. Fuller and S. P. Channell have gone to Topeka to look after railroad matters.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 16, 1876.
S. P. Channell returned from Topeka, last Thursday, where he had been as a representative of this place on the Narrow Gauge proposition from Kansas City and Emporia to Arkansas City. On the way he met Mr. J. C. Fuller, who represented Winfield, and the two represented Cowley County. Owing to a bill pending before the House of Representatives in the State Legislature, to amend the bond law, it was deemed best not to organize the company until the result of the bill was known; and the matter, for the present, is postponed. Mr. Fuller states that the people in the northern part of the State express more confidence and assurance that we are to have a road, than we ourselves do, but that is not to be wondered at, as they have not experienced so many buncomb propositions. All agree we are to have a road soon.
Winfield Courier, February 24, 1876.
See that fine stone walk in front of Manning and Fuller’s new building—that is to be.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1876.
Fuller is harrowing and rolling his forty-acre wheat patch.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.
Bill of J. C. Fuller, forty-four dollars, for rent for City Council room, from April 10th, 1875, to March 10th, 1876, at four dollars a month, was read, and on motion, was approved for forty-two dollars and sixty-five cents, and Clerk ordered to draw a warrant on the Treasurer for the same.
Winfield Courier, March 30, 1876.
Fuller’s Bank has a new and handsome sign.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.
WINFIELD, KAN., May 1st, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, May 1st, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, A. B. Lemmon, and T. B. Myers, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk; J. E. Allen, City Attorney.
The Mayor, with the consent and unanimous vote of the Council, made the following appointments for the year ensuing: For City Clerk, B. F. Baldwin, for City Treasurer, J. C. Fuller, for City Attorney, J. E. Allen.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1876.
Fuller’s blackberry bushes are full of blossoms.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Last Saturday, pursuant to call, the citizens of Winfield met at the Courthouse and organized a meeting by calling D. A. Millington to the chair and electing C. M. McIntire secretary.

After deliberation as to what steps should be taken to appropriately celebrate the 4th of July of the Centennial year, the following committee was appointed to draft a plan of procedure and report to a meeting of citizens last night: James Kelly, J. P. Short, C. M. McIntire, W. B. Gibbs, and W. C. Robinson.
At the appointed hour, Wednesday evening, the meeting assembled at the Courthouse and organized by selecting C. A. Bliss, chairman, and J. E. Allen as secretary. The committee made a report which, after some amendments made by the meeting, was finally adopted.
General Superintendent: Prof. A. B. Lemmon.
County Historian: W. W. Walton.
Committee of Arrangements: C. M. Wood, M. L. Bangs, B. B. Vandeventer, John Lowry, J. D. Cochran.
Committee on Programme: H. D. Gans, E. P. Kinne, James Kelly, B. F. Baldwin, W. M. Allison.
Committee on Speakers: E. C. Manning, L. J. Webb, Chas. McIntire.
Committee on Finance: W. C. Robinson, W. P. Hackney, O. F. Boyle, M. G. Troup, J. C. Fuller.
Committee on Music: J. D. Pryor, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Miss Mollie Bryant.
Committee on Toasts: A. J. Pyburn, J. E. Allen, J. P. Short, Dr. J. Hedrick.
Committee on Stand: W. E. Tansey, T. B. Myers, W. B. Gibbs.
Committee on Decoration: Frank Gallotti, John Swain, I. Randall, Mary Stewart, Jennie Greenlee, Ada Millington, Mrs. Rigby, Mrs. Mansfield.
Committee on Invitation: D. A. Millington, L. C. Harter, J. B. Lynn, C. A. Bliss, J. P. McMillen, H. S. Silver, A. H. Green, S. S. Majors, C. M. Scott, T. B. McIntire, R. C. Haywood, J. L. Abbott, John Blevins, T. R. Bryan, H. C. McDorman, Mc. D. Stapleton, S. M. Fall, J. Stalter, Wm. White, S. S. Moore, Jno. McGuire, H. P. Heath, J. O. Van Orsdol, G. B. Green, W. B. Skinner, J. W. Millspaugh.
Committee on Fireworks: G. S. Manser, T. K. Johnson, C. C. Haskins.
Meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the General Superintendent.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Messrs. Platter, Fuller, and Thompson have purchased a header for their extensive wheat fields.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Banks. Arkansas City Bank, Arkansas City; Cowley County Bank, Arkansas City; banking house of M. L. Read, and Winfield Bank of J. C. Fuller, Winfield. The total amount of capital of these banks is $51,300.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1876.
We received a letter from “Scott” last Friday evening, dated Cadiz, Ohio, July 31, stating that he had “done” the Centennial, and was of the opinion that it was “some pumpkins” of a show. Scott met Rev. Platter, J. C. Fuller, and Mr. Hitchcock, of Winfield, in Philadelphia, and saw Col. J. C. McMullen, of this place, in a street car. He also reported the weather cool and delightful.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1876.

J. C. FULLER and family returned last Friday from the Centennial in good health and spirits. He visited many old friends during his trip, besides taking in the big show. He was very cordially welcomed home.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 30, 1876.
J. C. FULLER, of Winfield, has returned from the Centennial.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.
Millington, Fuller, Kelly, and Buckman are the champion croquet players.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
Five hundred and sixty bushels were threshed from Fuller’s wheat stacks last Monday.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
MR. FULLER threshed his wheat this week. It turned out 16½ bushels to the acre. How’s that for sod wheat?
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876.
An Arrest. Monday evening the crowd around Fuller’s bank and near the apple wagons on Main street had an opportunity to see the neatest magisterial job that has been performed in this county for some time.
Information was given Sheriff Walker that one of the apple peddlers from Arkansas on our streets was the notorious Charles Howertson, of Knox County, Missouri, who, in July last shot and killed one Hiner, near Edina, in that county. The informant, one of the best citizens of our county (we refrain from giving his name for prudential reasons), knew Howertson personally a few years ago, and recognized him in his new role of apple vender.
Walker prepared to arrest him and to make assurance doubly sure, called in A. H. Green, who performed the part of confidence man to perfection. When everything was in readiness, Green stepped up behind their man and spoke out quick and sharp, “How do you do, Howertson?” at the same time extending his hand for a “shake.” Howertson, taken by surprise, of course, turned round quickly when the name was spoken and advanced a step to meet the supposed acquaintance.
At this juncture Walker closed his vice-like grip on the Missourian’s arm and informed him that he was a prisoner. Howertson made an attempt to draw his revolver, which was in his right hand pocket, but of course failed. The boys were too much for him. They unarmed him and marched him off to the calaboose.
When informed of the charge against him, he admitted that he did shoot a man in Missouri last July, and added that if the Sheriff hadn’t got the drop on him, he would have shot him. He says the man Hiner that he shot is not dead yet, but the Hiner that his brother  shot died. It seems that the two Howertsons got into a difficulty with the two Hiners, which terminated in the death of one of the latter and the wounding of the other.
The Howertsons fled to Arkansas, and have eluded the offi­cers up to the present time. Sheriff Walker telegraphed to the Sheriff of Knox County, notifying him of the arrest. The Howertsons are said to be desperate and lawless men. They were “rebel bushwhackers” during the late war and led a terrible life.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1876.

BIRTH. LOU HARTER, the senior member of the New York Store firm, arrived home last Saturday “right side up with care,” and found another clerk, weighing about ten pounds, bossing the home establishment. Mr. Harter visited St. Louis, Chicago, and New York during his absence, and in those cities purchased an unusual amount of goods especially for this market. His experi­ence in the railroad disaster on the North Missouri is rather amusing. He says he wasn’t hurt much, but he lost a five dollar hat, consequent upon his hair trying to maintain a perpendicular position. He visited the Centennial, and now, like Messrs. Black, Fuller, Graham, and the rest, can tell you all about “that exquisitely finished, gaily ornamented, wonderfully proportioned, and elaborately carved bed-stead, in the Japanese department, that took a thousand men a thousand years to build.”
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.
BIRTHS. Four Family “fysicians” couldn’t keep run of the “advents” of late in this town. A new bankeress, a new city marshaless, and we don’t-know-what-else. This we do know. Messrs. Fuller, Denning, and Huey are the proudest men in the city—except Troup. Troup said it was a whole Troup in itself, weighed a ton, and would vote for Hayes and Wheeler.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.
Bank Notice. The undersigned Bankers of Winfield give notice that on and after Dec. 1st, 1876, their respective banks will open for business at 9 o’clock a.m., and close at promptly 4 o’clock p.m. No business transacted out of banking hours. M. L. READ, J. C. FULLER.
Winfield, Kansas, November 27, 1876.
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1877. E. C. Manning, Editor.
ALAS, ALAS! The second election in Sycamore Township, Butler County, to vote the bonds of the township to the proposed branch of the A. T. & S. F. road to Eldorado, was held on Tuesday, the 9th inst., and the proposition was again defeated by three or four votes. The township is twenty-three miles long and eight miles wide and contains 117,700 acres of land and thirty-seven voters. But the necessary two-thirds vote could not be obtained. Eldorado ought to have bulldozed that three or four votes. This must put a quietus on the Eldorado bob-tail for awhile. Sycamore and Bazar Townships on the line have failed to give the required aid. Emporia, as usual, helped to thwart the bob-tail. Friend T. B. Murdock took the management of that railroad into his hands one year ago last November. He would have a railroad to Eldorado in less than no time and down the valley a few minutes afterward. Nearly fifteen months have passed away and Eldorado and the Walnut Valley are no nearer a road than in Nov. 1875. At the December, 1875, meeting in Emporia, we presented a plan whereby a road could be built to Winfield in 1876. Murdock and his Emporia friends voted it down. Now Emporia is red hot for a road on that plan and Eldorado and Augusta have each held meetings and re­solved in favor of the same plan. Then was the time to move, but Butler and Emporia would not. A railroad company (local) was perfected at the Emporia meeting. Col. Plumb was made President, T. B. Murdock, Secretary, J. C. Fuller and J. E. Platter, of Winfield, directors. The directors ordered the secretary to open subscription books along the line from Emporia to Arkansas City. The secretary did not do it. The directors ordered the officers to employ an engineer and party, to have the survey of the line made at once and the right of way obtained. The officers did not do it. The directors from Cowley County pledged the money to pay for the survey in Cowley County, the directors in Butler and Lyon Counties did not come to time with their share. The directors in Cowley County pledged individual subscriptions to the capital stock to the amount of fifty thousand dollars. No opportunity to subscribe was offered.

The Secretary did not attempt to obtain subscriptions. He was going to have a standard gauge road to Eldorado, have it at once, have a bob tail, and hold the end on the Eldorado town site. Murdock & Co. were going to secure such legislation last winter as would enable them to carry out their plans. The legislation they obtained is what defeated them. The editor of the Times said funny things about the editor of the COURIER, and quoted “Mary had a little lamb” at his expense, when the COURIER raised up on its ear concerning the policy pursued by the Eldoradoites.
Gentlemen, the COURIER told you “sum leedle dings” then which you did not believe but which you now realize. By your leave, or without your leave, it will tell you “sum leedle dings” now, and you can believe them and act upon them as you see fit. This is our suggestion: BEFORE YOU TAKE ANY STEPS TOWARDS CONSTRUCTING A RAIL ROAD INSERT THE WORD “MAJORITY” IN SECTION FIVE OF CHAP. CIVII, LAWS OF 1876.
Our suggestion is more significant than we can tell you now.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877. Editorial Page.
WHO ARE DISAPPOINTED. The taxpayers and farmers of Winfield Township are grievously disappointed at the action of Saturday’s meeting. They are no more so than the same class of men all over the county. It is a common cause. That our readers may see that our conclusions are justified, we give the names of the following heaviest taxpayers in town, who were in favor of a change of the law, and who have so expressed themselves: C. A. Bliss, C. C. Black, Dr. W. R. Davis, Col. J. M. Alexander, J. C. Fuller, J. B. Lynn, Dr. W. Q. Mansfield, B. F. Baldwin, D. A. Millington, Rev. J. E. Platter, J. P. Short, S. H. Myton, E. C. Manning, R. Hudson, W. L. Mullen, Wm. Rodgers, Max Shoeb, Ira Moore, J. P. McMillen, J. M. Bair, J. S. Hunt.
Besides these gentlemen there is a large class of smaller taxpayers in town of the same mind. Outside of the city limits four-fifths of the farmers are in favor of a change in the law.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877. Editorial Page.
DISREPUTABLE. The effort to precipitate a bond election for the Emporia road comes entirely from Arkansas City. And the men who are circulating the petitions tell all kinds of lies to obtain signatures. A gentleman from Crab Creek, below Dexter, was in town on Wednesday and at Harter’s store told that he was harrow­ing in his field when parties from Arkansas City came to him with a railroad petition and told him it was for a road from Indepen­dence to Arkansas City. Taking their word for it, he signed it without reading. Two gentlemen from Maple City were in town the same day and told the same story. Another gentleman from the southeast part of the county told Mr. Fuller the same story. Another petitioner from Arkansas City told Mr. Standley, who lives up the Walnut, that he was from Winfield.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
The new city council appointed Henry E. Asp City Clerk and J. C. Fuller City Treasurer.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
City Council met at the Mayor’s office pursuant to a special call of the Council April 6th, 1877.
Present: R. L. Walker, Mayor; A. G. Wilson, H. Jochems, A. E. Baird, C. M. Wood, and S. C. Smith, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.

The Clerk read the call for the special meeting and the Council proceeded with the special business by electing S. C. Smith President of the Council.
The Clerk read the following appointments made by the Mayor for the subordinate city offices for the year: City Attorney, J. E. Allen; City Clerk, B. F. Baldwin; City Treasurer, J. C. Fuller; City Marshal, J. D. Cochran.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1877.
Forgery. Zebulon Foster, charged with the crime of forgery, is in custody awaiting trial at the next term of court. Zeb. sold a note for fifty-five dollars on Monday to M. L. Robinson. The names of John and Sol Smith, and Barney Shriver had been put to the note and he expected to get the money for it from one of the banks. He offered to sell it to Mr. Fuller, of the Winfield Bank, but did not effect a sale for the paper as it did not look just right. He then took it to Mr. Read’s bank and Mr. M. L. Robinson received the paper and was to have paid him for it as soon as the young man could produce a reference. Having obtained possession of the note, Mr. Robinson was looking for the sheriff while the young man was hunting a reference. As a result of all the good management on one side and bad management on the other, Zeb. and Dick. were soon walking the streets arm in arm. Zeb. is now waiting to learn what Judge Campbell and a jury of twelve men will have to say about the matter of writing other people’s names to promises to pay.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1877.
J. C. Fuller makes an addition to his ad this week. He has one of the best burglar proof safes in the State, which is guarded by the Yale time lock. No city in Kansas has two sounder, safer banking institutions than those of J. C. Fuller and of M. L. Read, of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.
J. C. Fuller has laid out an addition to Winfield on the east side of town.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.
J. C. Fuller sold T. M. McGuire, E. P. Kinne, and E. S. Bedilion each a quarter of a block in his new addition, east of town, for residences.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
J. C. Fuller sold, this week, a half block north of his present residence to Rev. J. C. Schurz.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
J. C. Fuller has commenced the building of a new residence on his square southeast of the courthouse. It is supposed it will be something fine.
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
                                     [From the Kansas City Journal of Commerce.]

This is one of the few towns in Kansas that manage to keep its streets cumbered with building material the year round. Since I was here in the summer, two dozen houses have been built, and fifty are now under way. The principle ones of the former are Lynn & Gillelen’s two story cut stone, 25 x 100 feet, and a brick hotel at the south end of town. Among the latter, as conspicuous and handsome as any will be, the elegant seven thousand dollar residence of Mr. J. C. Fuller, President of the Winfield Bank. Mr. Fuller has been here since 1870, established the first bank in the county, and has large and valuable tracts of real estate adjoining the town. He has recently laid off a part of his land in an addition, and is selling some very desirable residence plats. The other bank is that of M. L. Read, of which M. L. Robinson is cashier and W. C. Robinson assistant. This bank has been established five years, and occupies the first brick building in Cowley County.
Both banks are doing a good business and have the entire confidence of the community. They are supplied with the celebrated “Yale Time” locks.
The most prominent real estate dealers are J. C. Fuller, E. C. Manning, and A. H. Green.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
Winfield Socially. The coming winter bids fair to be the most pleasant, socially, that Winfieldians have ever experienced. Many changes have taken place in the circle of young folks since the good old frontier days. New and attractive young ladies and gentlemen have settled amongst us, giving to Winfield an air of city life and gaiety when they meet “in convention assembled.” The recent Thanksgiving ball was followed so closely by Miss Kate Millington’s “dancing party,” and both so largely attended, that the indications are that those “who look for pleasure can hope to find it here” this winter. The last mentioned party, to use a stereotyped expression, was a “brilliant success.” Probably of all the gay and charming gatherings that have “tripped the fantastic,” etc., in our city, this was the most pleasant. The music was excellent, the refreshments good, and the polite and attentive demeanor of the fair hostess most agreeable.
The following persons were fortunate enough to be present at this party: Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita; W. W. Walton, of Topeka; Herman Kiper, of Atchison; Fred C. Hunt, W. C. Walker, Bert Crapster, Ed. P. Greer, Charley Harter, J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Miss Ina Daniels, S. Suss, Josephine E. Mansfield, G. E. Walker, Mary McGaughy, M. B. Wallis, Fannie Wallis, Wilbur Dever, Maggie J. Dever, W. C. Root, Jennie Hahn, W. Gillelen, Mattie Coldwell, J. N. Harter, Carrie Olds, T. C. Copeland, Katie McGaughy, O. M. Seward, Nora Coldwell, Dr. Strong, Amie Bartlett.
Of course, they one and all enjoyed themselves; wished the occasion might be often repeated, and voted (in their minds at least) Miss Kate to be the most “social campaign organizer” in the city.
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1878.
Girl Wanted. Inquire at the Winfield Bank of J. C. Fuller.
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1878.
Lost. A gold locket marked “Nannie,” between Main street and the stone quarry 2½ miles east of town. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at Fuller’s bank.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
                              [Published in the Winfield Courier, January 24th, 1878.]
                                                             Ordinance No. 70.
An ordinance to increase the limits of the city of Winfield.
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Councilmen of the city of Winfield.

SECTION 1. That the limits of the city of Winfield be increased by the addition thereto, and the incorporation therein, of the territory adjacent thereto, platted and recorded by E. C. Manning, in the office of the Register of Deeds, of Cowley County, Kansas, and by the addition thereto, and the incorporation therein, of the territory adjacent thereto, platted and recorded by M. L. Read, in said office, and by the addition thereto and the incorporation therein, of the territory adjacent thereto, platted and recorded by J. C. Fuller in said office.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication once in the Winfield COURIER and Cowley County Telegram.
Approved January 12, 1878. R. L. WALKER, Mayor.
Attest: HENRY E. ASP, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.
J. Hoenscheidt is the architect employed by J. C. Fuller, M. L. Robinson, Jay Page, the Misses Aldrich, E. P. Hickok, C. Farringer, and others in the erection of their new residences. These residences will be built in modern style, to combine symmetry and beauty with convenience and stability, and will cost from two to seven thousand dollars each; hence the propriety of employing a first-class architect.
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1878.
The city council recently extended the city limits to include Fuller’s, Manning’s, and Read’s additions.
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
J. C. Fuller and wife to H. I. Shafer, lot 4, block 209, Winfield; $40.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
                                    MILLINGTON & LEMMON, PUBLISHERS.
                                     [From the Kansas City Journal of Commerce.]
                        CENTRAL HOTEL, WINFIELD, KANSAS, February 13, 1878.
Mr. J. C. Fuller is building a mansion in the eastern part of town. It is a frame with brick veneer—a style new to Kansas, but in successful use in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin for the last ten years. It is elegant in all its appointments and will be supplied with hot air furnace, water, baths, speaking tubes, and all modern conveniences. The interior will be finished with walnut and ash, and the grounds will be handsomely ornamented with terraces and fountains.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
J. C. Fuller and wife to E. S. Bedilion, lot 4, block 231; Winfield.
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
W. A. Lee has a fine stock of plows and other implements just back of Fuller’s bank. Call and see him.
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
M. G. Troup, county clerk, furnishes the following report.
J. C. Fuller and wife to E. S. Bedilion, Winfield, lots 4, 5, 6, block 231, $120.00.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
J. C. Fuller has launched out in the fast team line. He thinks his spanking blacks are just a little ahead of all competitors.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.

Real Estate Transfers.
J. C. Fuller and wife to Sarah A. Whitson, lot 7, block 231, Winfield, $500.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 25, 1878.
                                      [Special Correspondence Kansas City Times.]
WINFIELD, KANSAS, APRIL 10. Winfield is the county seat of Cowley County. It is situated on the Walnut River, about fifteen miles from the south line of the state. It contains a population of sixteen hundred people. It is one of the best and most prosperous towns in Kansas. The streets are crowded with teams, and the entire appearance of the place gives evidence of life, thrift, and prosperity. There are a large number of residences in process of erection, many of which are fine, commodious buildings, among which may be mentioned the house of J. C. Fuller, banker, which, when completed, will be one of the best in the county.
There are three banks here, viz: M. L. Read’s, Citizens’ Bank, and J. C. Fuller.
Read’s Bank is located in a fine two story brick. The gentlemen connected with it, including Mr. Read and the Robinsons, are genial gentlemen and successful businessmen.
J. C. Fuller is the oldest banker in the county. He is prudent, safe, and responsible.
The Citizen’s Bank was formerly located in Arkansas City, J. C. McMullen is President and A. Berkey cashier. It has about twenty-five farms for sale on long time and low rates.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
J. C. Fuller and wife to Sarah A. Calkins, lot 9, block 271, Winfield.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
A Threatened Famine. C. A. Bliss, G. S. Manser, A. B. Lemmon, E. P. Kinne, J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read, T. R. Bryan, W. M. Allison, J. W. Curns, C. C. Black, D. A. Millington, E. S. Bliss, E. S. Torrance, A. E. Baird, J. B. Lynn, M. G. Troup, M. L. Robinson, J. C. McMullen, E. C. Manning, and probably many others, all with their wives, will make a raid upon Arkansas City, the steam boats, and Newman’s dam on the Fourth. They will seize all the provisions they can find in the city, capture both the “Aunt Sally” and the—the—well, Amos’ steamship, will rip out Newman’s dam, and steam up the Walnut to Winfield, driving a large herd of catfish. Bliss and Harter & Harris will load the steamers with flour at their mills. The party will start at about 9 o’clock a.m.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
J. C. Fuller’s contract for laying sidewalks was read but no action taken on the same.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
J. C. Fuller and wife to H. Jochems, lots 7, 8, and 9, block 207, Winfield, $100.
J. C. Fuller and wife to John C. Schurz, lots 4, 5, and 6, block 207, Winfield; $100.
J. C. Fuller and wife to Louisa J. Black, lots 16 and 17, block 131, Winfield, $80.
Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.
Motion to indefinitely postpone action on J. C. Fuller contract was lost.

Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
J. C. Fuller has got his steeple tinned.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
J. C. Fuller contract for laying sidewalk approved.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
J. C. Fuller’s residence is enclosed and looks more imposing than we anticipated.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
J. C. Fuller and wife to N. E. Newell, lot 12, block 128, Winfield; $40.
Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878. D. A. Millington, Editor.
Allison and other speakers in the interest of Troup, in their violent efforts to charge some evil against E. C. Manning, are making the statement that Manning stole the town site of Winfield, and that it is from the money that he got for lots belonging to others, which has erected his magnificent building.
Now, some of the men who most strenuously insisted on Manning’s candidacy at this time, and who are among his most earnest supporters, are men who fought him all through this town site contest and know, if anyone does, of any wrong that he did in relation to that matter. If they do not know of any, no one does.
But when such a charge is made, it is not against Manning alone, but becomes a personal charge against the senior editor of this paper and others associated with Manning in the town site enterprise, and we now propose to answer it by stating the facts which all who are familiar with the past history of this city know to be true, for the information of such voters as were not here, and know these matters only by hearsay.
The settlement of this county commenced in 1869, before the treaty for the removal of the Indians was made; before there was any survey of the lands or any steps taken to open these lands up for settlement, by settlers coming in and making claims of 160 acres each and improving them, which claims were afterward secured to these settlers by law. Among these claimants were E. C. Manning and A. A. Jackson, who made claims on what is now the north half of section 28. A. Menor and H. C. Loomis laid claims on the south half of same section, and C. M. Wood and W. W. Andrews claimed the half section next north of this section. Each of these claimants proceeded to occupy and improve his claim, and had as good a right to his claim as any man had on this reserve. Each had the undisputed right to prove up and enter his claim when the land should be ready to be offered.
In 1870 these several parties and others formed the project of making a town site. A town company was formed and Manning was to give the town company a certain 40 acres of his claim when he had entered it, for which the company was to pay one-half of the expense of building the old log store. Jackson, Wood, Andrews, Loomis, and Menor were all to sell portions of their claims to the town company at about seven dollars per acre, so that in the aggregate the town site should be 160 acres.

In August, 1870, we, in company with J. C. Fuller, came here. Jackson was then “off the track,” denying having agreed to sell any part of his claim and stating that he never would sell any of it to the town company. We bought Jackson’s claim for J. C. Fuller, paying Jackson $1,000 in cash for it.
It was found that neither of the other parties would sell any part of their claims to the town company, but Manning turned over his 40 acres to the town company as it had been agreed, and this was all the land that the town company could get out of the original arrangement.
No one then doubted the right of E. C. Manning to the remaining 120 acres of his claim, or of J. C. Fuller to his 160 acre claim bought of Jackson. In the meantime, through the efforts of Manning exclusively, the county seat had been located at Winfield, at which time Manning was the only occupant, and, deeming it necessary to move ahead in building up the town in order to retain the county seat and other advantages, and as there was not land enough belonging to the town company, the Winfield Town Association was formed by Manning, Fuller, and others, including ourself, to handle another 40 acres of Manning’s claim with the west 80 acres of Fuller’s claim, which, with the town company’s 40 acres, made a town site of 160 acres in square form. This was surveyed and platted, and the two companies proceeded to give away lots to persons who would improve and occupy them, to other persons who would work for the benefit of the town in any way, and for other purposes to benefit the town. More than one-third, and nearly one-half of the lots in value, have been given to occupants, to stage companies to induce stage service to Winfield, for services in and outside of Winfield, for churches, schools, courthouse and jail, and for other public purposes.
The two companies with Manning, Fuller, and ourself, have paid out in the aggregate more than five thousand dollars in cash for the general benefit of the town site in various ways, aside from buildings for personal use. These expenses are too various for enumeration, and perhaps some of these expenditures were not judicious. One hundred dollars to procure early railroad surveys to this place, for instance, also ninety dollars for printing and circulating posters and papers to advertise the town, two hundred dollars to enter the town site, expenses in traveling to railroad director’s meetings, making a ferry across the Walnut, running roads, surveying the town site, employing legal counsel, etc. Each of us have expended a great deal of time in various ways intended to benefit the town.
The parties who were induced to occupy and improve lots on the town site before the survey and before the entry, did so under an express agreement, generally in writing, as to what their individual interests in the town site should be and what should be the interests of the town companies. The government survey took place in January, 1871, and on the 10th day of July, 1871, the land became subject to entry at the land office at Augusta.
In nearly all the other town sites of the state made before entry, the original claimants entered the land and then deeded to the occupants, town companies, and others, according to previous agreement, and that was originally the intention with regard to this town site, but the commissioner of the general land office had made a ruling in the case of this reserve, that the claimant must, before entering, subscribe an oath, that he had not sold or agreed to sell or otherwise dispose of, any part of the claim he proposed to enter, and though this ruling was clearly outside of law and the oath if taken would not be an oath at all in fact (as afterwards decided by the courts) yet Manning and Fuller did not like to conform to it as others were doing. They, therefore, procured the probate judge of the county to enter the town site under the town site laws, and then each entered the other 80 acres of his claim in his own name.

About this time became manifest a disposition of some of the occupants to claim more of the town site than the lots they had improved and quite an excitement sprung up. In order to avoid litigation and make an equitable settlement, Manning called a public meeting in which he offered for the two companies to submit all the matters of difference to arbitration, the companies naming one arbitrator, the dissatisfied occupants the second, and the two thus appointed to select the third, who should hear the evidence of all parties and determine their interests and rights in the town site and their decision should be final, which proposition was voted down and rejected by the dissatisfied occupants. It has since frequently been offered to individuals.
The probate judge, under the law, appointed three commissioners to set off the lots to the several occupants according to their respective interests, and they made their award in accordance with the previous agreement between the occupants and companies as to what those interests should be as above stated and the probate judge executed the deeds accordingly.
The larger number of the occupants expressed themselves satisfied, and to quiet the titles made quit claim deeds to the companies of their interests in the unimproved lots. A few would not be satisfied, but commenced an action to set aside the deeds made by the probate judge. This action was in the courts some time and was finally beaten in the Supreme court on demurrer.
Another action was commenced having the same final object in view, which was finally beaten in the Supreme court. The companies in order to try to get the people to work in harmony for the general benefit of the city, made a great many concessions to pacify these litigants.
During the pendency of the first action, a settlement was made with A. A. Jackson, a leading disturber and plaintiff in that action, by which, in addition to the $1,000 and the two valuable lots that had already been given him, the companies gave him two other valuable lots for any remaining or supposed interest he had in the balance of the town site and the nominal sum of $25, and he withdrew from the suit.
Others were compromised with in various ways, and made quit claims, quiet was restored and all seemed united to promote the general prosperity. These litigations had been very expensive and damaging to the prosperity of the town and had stirred up much bad blood, making Manning many bitter opposers, but in the few years since, the bitterness has mostly died away.
Jackson concluded to grab another valuable lot and Hill & Christie brought suit for possession. Jackson defended on the ground that the deed of the probate judge to the Winfield town company on which Hill & Christie’s title was founded was illegal and void. Jackson employed Hon. A. J. Pyburn and two other attorneys to defend, but was beaten in the trial. As the law provides for a second trial in a case of this nature, this action is now pending in the district court for a new trial.
Two attorneys whom Jackson employed were newcomers and had not gained a practice in the courts. They attempted to start a practice and make a reputation by stirring up a grand litigation on this old town site matter, assured parties that they could burst up the whole thing, get the deeds of the probate judge set aside and a new deal of the town lots. They offered to take the job for one-third of the spoils and urged upon the city council to commence litigation at the public expense.

They finally got A. A. Jackson to go in as plaintiff and a suit was commenced against the Town Company, Manning and Fuller, with a great flourish of trumpets about their ponderous papers and pleadings, but no notice was taken of their summons until court time and they demanded judgment for default, when they learned that they did not know how to get a case into court. They now seemed to conclude that the reason they got beat each time was the fault of the law, and set themselves to manipulate politics so as to get a law passed that would help them beat in these cases, and in another case in which they have succeeded in getting an elderly woman, who had a lot given her, and a slab shanty on it at the time of the entry, to start another suit for a rip up of titles and a new deal.
Pyburn, one of Jackson’s attorneys, is a member of the State Senate and it is thought he can be depended upon to get the new law through the Senate, and, if they can get Troup elected to the House, they feel confident they can pass a law that will beat Hill & Christie, town company, et al., in their pending suits and everybody else that holds title under either of the town companies.
This is the real attempt to steal the town site, but not by Manning. We have no apprehension that any law they can get passed, or any litigation under it, or under the present law, will ever void the titles to the town site, but we do apprehend that it might promote and cause a vast amount of expensive litigation which would be a great detriment to the city by throwing doubt upon titles; make much room for vicious lawyers to practice barratry and champerty, and stir up more bad blood without the least benefit to anyone except the lawyers employed in the matter.
By the way, the lots which Manning has been selling to help build his brick block are in the part of his original claim which he entered himself, and not in that part which was entered by the probate judge, if that makes any difference. Manning probably never got much, if anything, more for lots on the town site than he has expended for the general benefit of the town.
This way of commencing a suit in the courts and then getting a law passed by the legislature to rule and decide the case is a new invention in litigation which no Yankee lawyer would have ever thought of. Such are the facts about stealing the town site.
Winfield Courier, October 31, 1878.
WINFIELD, October 30, 1878.
After this date Mexican dollars will be received by us at 90 cents.
M. L. ROBINSON, Cashier Read’s Bank.
J. C. FULLER, Winfield Bank.
B. F. BALDWIN, Cashier Citizens’ Bank.
WINFIELD, October 18, 1878.
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
J. C. Fuller has gone to Topeka to talk railroad.
                                       AMENDED RAILROAD PROPOSITION.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878. Editorial.

AMENDED RAILROAD PROPOSITION. We have been severely criticized for our course in regard to the A., T. & S. F. proposition for the construction of a railroad into and through this county because we protested against voting $180,000 bonds. A packed meeting was held in Winfield about two weeks ago seemingly for the purpose of “sitting down” upon us. In that meeting we claimed that the amount asked was too great and urged that an effort be made to secure a reduction. We plead for the men who will have to pay these bonds rather than for the ones who hope to make a few hundred dollars out of town lots. We were satisfied that in accepting that proposition our county was made the victim of somebody’s stupidity. In all our conversations with Mr. Strong, of the Santa Fe road, no such a sum as $180,000 has ever been mentioned. We were confident that by proper management the road could have been secured for $130,000 or less, and were unwilling to fasten this additional burden of $50,000 upon the industries of this county.
The meeting refused to make any attempt to secure a reduction of the amount proposed. Men who seemed to have the interest of the A., T. & S. F. corporation more at heart than those of our county, allowed a determination to carry these bonds in spite of everything. We were quietly informed that unless we “came to time” and “danced to the Music” of a little railroad ring, it would not be well with us. We did not dance, but in spite of the action of the meeting mentioned above continued to work for a reduction.
Last week the senior editor of the COURIER wrote an amended proposition reducing the bonds to be voted $40,000 and locating the depot a half mile nearer the center of town than the old. This proposition was carried to Topeka by J. C. Fuller and C. M. Wood. They and Mr. Lemmon presented the proposition to Mr. Strong and urged its acceptance. After a short discussion he consented to a reduction of $36,000, and promised to have a new proposition for not more than $144,000 written and ready for the committee by the next morning.
Whether or not Mr. Strong received dispatches from this place, we do not know, but for some reason he afterwards increased the amount to $148,000, and this sum was mentioned in the amended proposition that was forwarded the next day.
While this amount is $18,000 more than we think it should be, while it is that sum greater than we think it would have been had this matter been properly arranged from the first, we believe that the best thing that can be done now is to accept the proposition and vote the $148,000 bonds.
That the Santa Fe folks intend to build the road at once if we vote these bonds we have no doubt. It will surprise us if the cars are not running to the south line of the State in time for the Texas cattle trade of next year. We are satisfied that the company means business and that the work will be pushed as rapidly as possible. The grading of the road will probably be done this winter. This will give work at good prices in cash to many laboring men. Men of capital will find their way to our town and county and a new era of prosperity will dawn upon us. Business of all kinds will receive a new impetus. The building of the road will put money into the pockets of all of us. It will give that stability which is necessary to prosperity. Let us do our part at once. We cannot afford to delay longer.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
J. C. Fuller and C. M. Wood returned from Topeka, where, with the assistance of A. B. Lemmon, they succeeded in getting the Santa Fe railroad proposition to our county reduced $32,000 in the amount of bonds required.
Homer G. Fuller, brother, visiting in Winfield...
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Mr. Homer G. Fuller, of Mason City, Illinois, brother of our banker, is visiting in this city.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.

Opening Benefit. The citizens of Winfield and vicinity purpose giving an entertainment benefit on TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 17, 1878, at Manning’s Opera House, to show their appreciation of the enterprise of a citizen who has erected a magnificent hall in our city.
Winfield—J. B. Lynn and O. M. Seward.
Arkansas City—C. M. Scott.
Dexter—Dr. Wagner.
Lazette—Mc. D. Stapleton.
Douglas—Neil Wilkie.
Oxford—Dr. Maggard.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
The following resolution was introduced, read, and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That that portion of the southeast quarter of section 28, township 32 south, of range 4 east, known, platted, and filed for record as Fuller’s second addition to the city of Winfield be, and the same is hereby declared to be within the incorporated limits of the city of Winfield.
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.
J. C. Fuller, residence, brick: $10,000.
J. C. Fuller, addition, residence, frame: $150.
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.

WINFIELD BANK. This is one of the Winfield institutions, and being established eight years ago, is the oldest bank in the place. It has a large safe, with burglar-proof and combination, and time locks, with other appliances for safety. J. C. Fuller, the proprietor, is a man of large means, being a very extensive owner of real estate. He is very careful and prudent in his transactions and perfectly reliable in every respect. From a long and intimate acquaintance, we have learned to place implicit trust in his honor. Neal Fuller is his gentleman cashier and attends strictly to his business.
Winfield Courier, February 6, 1879.
The party at the new residence of Mr. J. C. Fuller was one of the most enjoyable parties of the season. About twenty-five or thirty couples were in attendance. The evening was spent in dancing and card playing, and partaking of the elegant refresh­ments prepared by their kind hostess. Mr. Fuller has one of the most convenient houses in Kansas. It is lighted with gas, heated by a furnace, and has water in all parts of the house. Their beautiful rooms will never be occupied by a more appreciative company than were assembled there on Friday evening.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1879.
WINFIELD, KANS., March 24, 1879.
To Hon. J. B. Lynn, Mayor of the city of Winfield.
The undersigned would respectfully submit herewith his report of his receipts and disbursements as Treasurer of the City of Winfield up to the present date as shown by the enclosed itemized statement.
May 8, 1878. To cash rec’d. of J. C. Fuller, former Treasurer: $750.21
May 13, 1878. To License, J. Likowski: $300.00
Sept., 1878. To cash of T. R. Bryan: $144.80
Oct. 13, 1878. To cash, J. Reynolds for pest house: $60.00
Jan. 13, 1879. To cash, N. C. Coldwell, City Attorney: $95.80
Feb. 6, 1879. To cash, Co. Treasurer, sidewalk tax: $223.53
To cash from all other sources: $290.22
Total: $1,863.56
CONTRA. By cash paid on vouchers drawn by J. B. Lynn, Mayor, and J. P. Short, city clerk: $1,864.28, leaving a deficiency in the Treasury of $.72. J. C. McMULLEN, City Treasurer.
I hereby certify the above to be a true and correct copy of the city treasurer’s report as filed in my office the 24th day of March, 1879.  J. P. SHORT, City Clerk.
Consolidation: Citizens’ Bank and Winfield Bank [McMullen & Fuller]...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1879
The Citizen Bank and Fullers Bank of Winfield have consoli­dated, which will make a heavy institution.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
Last Friday the Citizens’ Bank and the Winfield Bank consol­idated, under the head of the Winfield Bank, with a capital of $50,000. J. C. McMullen was elected president, B. F. Baldwin, vice-president, J. C. Fuller, cashier, and D. A. Millington, secretary. They will immediately begin the erection of a brick building, 25 x 140, on the lot now occupied by the Winfield Bank. The first floor will be occupied by the bank, the second story for offices, and the basement by the COURIER. This organization makes one of the strongest banking institutions in the country.

Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.
THE COURT HOUSE. Under this head the Semi-Weekly dishes up a column and a half editorial to prove that the county ought at once to go to a large expense in building additions to, and in remodeling the courthouse.
It says that “whoever is responsible for building the courthouse where it is, with a swamp between it and the business portion of the town, demonstrates his unfitness to be entrusted with public interests, and has a small soul; that “Winfield has in days gone by been cursed by incapacity and cupidity;” that the courthouse, the schoolhouse, and the lost bridge “are the ear marks that indicate jobbery and rascality, “the indubitable evidences of “gigantic fraud” in those responsible for their construction.
About three months ago the editors of the Semi-Weekly came to this place utter strangers to the people of this city and county and found the city so prosperous and promising, the result of the labor and exertions of its earlier citizens, that they concluded to establish themselves here and reap a part of the harvest these earlier citizens had sown. Finding that in their gleanings they did not at first accumulate sheaves very rapidly, they concluded that the fault must be in the rascality and incapacity of those whose labor sowed the seed, and hence, we have this wholesale attack upon our best and most valued citizens.
The persons who projected and carried out the building of the courthouse and jail were W. H. H. Maris, then Mayor; S. C. Smith, R. B. Saffold, C. A. Bliss, H. S. Silver, J. D. Cochran, S. Darrah, then councilmen; J. M. Alexander, city attorney; Frank Cox, of Richland, John D. Maurer of Dexter, and O. C. Smith, of Cresswell, county commissioners.
Fifty-eight leading men of Winfield were most active in this matter and guaranteed the title to the courthouse ground and many prominent men of the county approved the measure.
The persons who projected and carried out the building of the schoolhouse were John B. Fairbank, District Clerk, J. D. Cochran, Director, S. H. Myton, Treasurer, and some others.
J. P. Short was the trustee and O. F. Boyle the treasurer by whom the contract to build the bridge was let, and during most of its construction, and H. S. Silver, E. S. Bedilion, and B. F. Baldwin were the township officers who made the final settlement with the contractors.
Here we have an array of names honored in this community, names of men never before charged with rascality and incapacity, men in whom we older settlers believe and trust and yet the sages of Mt. Pulaski in three short months have seen through all these men and found them guilty of incapacity, unfitness, jobbery, rascality, and gigantic fraud.
It may be that these gushing freshmen meant to attach these pet words to other than those mentioned above, to the members of the “Old Town Company, or rather Town Association,” for instance. If that is the case, the records are open to inspection and we state distinctly that no member of the Winfield Town Association had any connection whatever with the building of the courthouse except to give a deed of the half block of land on which it stands to the county, and two lots on which the jail stands to the city, (all they ever agreed or were ever expected to give) in compliance with the bargain between the city council and county commissioners, that the county should build a courthouse and the city a jail in which the county should have a right to keep prisoners. One of them protested against the building of the courthouse.
One member of that Association, Fuller, was district trea­surer when the contract for building the schoolhouse was let, but Myton succeeded him before the work commenced.

The original plan of the schoolhouse was made by John B. Fairbank, District Clerk, who requested Millington to help him in drafting and making specifications and estimates, which he did, but that plan was finally widely departed from in the construc­tion, and therefore Millington is not entitled to a particle of the credit of that structure.
Millington only, of that Association, had anything to do with the letting of the contract and building of the bridge. He was temporarily the township clerk at that time and claims his share of the credit with his colleagues, Short and Boyle, and with other leading men of the town.
We challenge Mr. Conklin or anyone else to show that any member of the Town Association had any connection whatever with the building of either of these three structures except as above specified.
Now as relates to these three structures, built at that early day when there were no civil engineers or architects within reach and to procure such would cost such large sums, when everything was high and hard to get and when our citizens were beset by every kind of hardship and discouragement, we think these structures, though not beautiful nor even sufficiently substantial, were very creditable monuments to their enterprise and energy, the terrible denunciations of our neighbors notwithstanding.
Now, Mr. Semi-Weekly man, we expect you, we challenge you to state precisely what were the “gigantic frauds,” the jobberies and rascalities, which you charge in such sweeping and general terms, as to stigmatize the whole community at that time. Be specific and give the names of those who perpetrated them. If either of the gentlemen we have named, or any other citizen is guilty, give us the name and make specific charges against him that he may have a chance to defend himself. Then no longer make assassin and cowardly attacks in the dark, calculated to bring odium upon almost every man of note in the city without giving anyone an excuse for defending himself.
It is a very poor way to secure the desired additions to the courthouse to endeavor by misrepresentations and charges of fraud against the entire business population of Winfield and thereby making Winfield odious to the people of the county.
If you really desire the improvement you advocate, we would suggest that you examine the records of the past and give the facts.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
J. C. Fuller and wife to A. H. Doane. Lot 7, blk 145, Winfield. [Amount not given.]
J. C. Fuller and wife to Maria A. Sanderson, lot 8, blk 271, Winfield. $42.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. J. C. Fuller vs. James Keith et al.
CIVIL DOCKET. NINTH DAY. J. C. Fuller vs. Cowley County Agricultural Society.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1879.
The court commenced its session on Monday. His Honor W. P. Campbell presiding. Present: E. S. Bedilion, clerk; C. L. Harter, sheriff; E. S. Torrance, prosecuting attorney, and a full corps of local attorneys.
The following case was dismissed: J. C. Fuller vs. James Keith et al.

Judgment was taken for plaintiff in the following cases in default.
J. C. Fuller vs. Cowley County Agricultural Society.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1879.
J. C. Fuller and wife have been absent on a trip to Kansas City and Fort Scott for the past week.
Nephew [name not given] visiting Fuller...
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1879.
Mr. Fuller, nephew of our banker, J. C. Fuller, is visiting in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1879.
J. C. Fuller and wife started for Colorado Tuesday morning, and will be absent several weeks. He goes for his health, which has been much impaired by too close confinement to business.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.
Eight of our leading citizens have formed a stock company and purchased 25 acres of land from Mr. Fuller, in the northeast part of town, with a view of making an addition to the city. It is supposed that the location of the east and west depot has influenced the selection. The stock is divided into ten shares, one gentleman holding three and the others one each.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1879.
RECAP: Millington started on a three week junketing excursion of the mountains of Colorado...returned in less than three weeks.
Started July 5th, went to Topeka, Kansas City, and then stopped at Colorado Springs, Colorado. After spending eight or ten days in that vicinity visiting Cheyenne Canon, Ute Pass, Garden of the Gods, Glen Eyrie, Monument Park, Pike’s Peak, etc., the party went south and west, visiting the Veta Pass and the Rio Grande, returning home from there.
While at Colorado Springs, he and his wife were in the company of M. L. Robinson and family, J. C. Fuller and wife,  John Stalter, J. L. Robinson, and others. He commented that J. L. Robinson had a jovial wit and sparkling imagina­tion; J. C. Fuller had a dry humor and quick repartee. J. L. Robinson and J. C. Fuller contrib­uted extensively to the pleasure of their various excursions, carriage rides, rambles, walks, climbs, and picnics among the canons, gorges, glens, parks, mountains, and rocks of that wonderful region.
When at Topeka just starting for Pike’s Peak, Lemmon asked the Millingtons who they were going with. Millington answered, “M. L. Robinson and J. C. Fuller.” Lemmon rejoined: “Correct. Never think of going to Colorado with less than two bankers with you.”
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.

Mrs. J. C. Fuller returned from Colorado last Saturday. She had gained more in health than we could have expected in so short a time. After we left the party, they went to Denver and to Georgetown. J. C. visited the top of Gray’s Peak. He and his wife then left for Pueblo from which point Mrs. Fuller started home and J. C. started up the Grand Canon for Leadville. M. L. Robinson and family were to spend a few days at Idaho Springs and vicinity after which Mrs. Robinson and her boys will probably return and M. L. will pursue his investigations into the mineral resources of Colorado and New Mexico. We did not learn whether it was arranged that the two bankers should join in their travels or not.
M. L. Robinson suddenly and unexpectedly returned from Colorado yesterday morning.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
J. C. Fuller writes to Mrs. Fuller from Leadville that he is improving in health and will stay there awhile; that the weather is so cold there that he has had to buy a warm winter suit; that Leadville is the liveliest place he has seen; that he has taken dinner with O. F. Boyle and lady, who are there keeping house, and that he shall remain there a week or two.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.
J. C. Fuller is still at Leadville, Colorado, and will stay there for some time; says he can get board for $17.50 per week, washing at $2.00 per dozen, and a shave for a dollar. O. F. Boyle and his lady were well and were about to take an excursion to Twin Lakes. Their kindness and attention to him draw out his high encomiums. He says Field and Seiter have each made about a million there and many others are making large fortunes, but the bulk of the people are spending much more than they make.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
M. L. Robinson returned Tuesday evening from his westward wanderings. He left Mr. Fuller at Leadville. Ivan Robinson stopped in Trinidad, Colorado, has engaged in a hardware store, and will probably remain. M. L., after doing Colorado, turned his attention to New Mexico, visiting Santa Fe and other points in that Territory. He seems greatly benefitted by the trip.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
J. C. Fuller returned from his Colorado trip Monday, much improved in health, and his face as brown as a walnut. Verily, the Colorado air works wonders.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
J. C. Fuller returned from Colorado last Saturday evening. He has regained his health, though he caught the Leadville fever during his absence, having invested in several carbonate mines near that city. Neither of the claims in which he has become interested are now proved to contain mineral to any extent, but all are in the vicinity of very rich mines. Boyle, Melville, and others of his acquaintance are associated with him, and it is their intention to fully test their several claims in rotation. Those which prove valueless will not cost very much to any of the partners, being divided between eight or ten, but should even one of them prove as rich as the surrounding mines, it would be a “big strike” for each of the associates. Mr. Fuller gives us a full description of the surroundings, but it would be too prolix for this notice. We conclude from the whole that Leadville is no place for a man who has not a large sum of money which he can afford to lose. The famous Pendry mine is paying largely. One hundred thousand dollars has been offered and refused for a one-eighth interest in it. It is considered worth a million.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.

M. L. Robinson, who recently returned from his second trip to Colorado, says that in visiting New Mexico he took by rail the famous switch-back over the Raton mountains, but when he returned he walked through the great tunnel. The trains were expected to run through the tunnel this week, and the switch-back is to be taken up and laid over another mountain near Albuquerque. Mr. Robinson made some small investments in several undeveloped mines at Leadville in the vicinity of rich developed mines, taking about a tenth interest in each, on the principle that a thousand invested in testing a mine is only a hundred lost to him, should it prove valueless, while should it prove to be rich, a tenth would be a large fortune. One of the investments is in a new mine named the WINFIELD MINE, in which both he and Mr. Fuller took shares, as well as Boyle and Melville and some others. As this mine has been christened from our city, we shall take great interest in its future fame.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1879.
J. C. Fuller and E. C. Manning have gone to Lawrence to attend the Quarter Centennial celebration of the settlement of Kansas.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1879.
Mr. J. C. Fuller has completed the plans for his new barn, which will be 30 x 30, in the most modern style of architecture, and fitted up with a special idea for convenience. It is to be lighted with gas.
Winfield Courier, January 1, 1880..
Mrs. J. C. Fuller, on Fuller and 10th Sts., assisted by Mrs. A. T. Spotswood and Misses Jessie Millington and May Roland.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1879.
Mr. J. C. Fuller has completed the plans for his new barn, which will be 30 x 30, in the most modern style of architecture, and fitted up with a special idea for convenience. It is to be lighted with gas.
Winfield Courier, January 1, 1880..
Mrs. J. C. Fuller, on Fuller and 10th Sts., assisted by Mrs. A. T. Spotswood and Misses Jessie Millington and May Roland.
Winfield Courier, January 15, 1880.
Ed. G. Cole has purchased the building now occupied by the Golden Eagle clothing house, of J. C. Fuller, paying therefor $2,200.
Winfield Courier, February 26, 1880.
Saturday evening Mr. J. C. Fuller received a message from Lockport, New York, calling him to attend the funeral of his father, who died very suddenly of pleurisy. He left on the 3 o’clock train Monday morning.
Winfield Courier, April 15, 1880.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller started on a visit to St. Louis Monday morning.
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller returned last Saturday evening from her visit to friends in St. Louis, looking well and much improved in health.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 19, 1880.  
That substantial institution, the Winfield Bank, has an advertisement in this issue. Messrs. McMullen & Fuller are men of wealth and sterling business principles, and enjoy a patronage second to no bank in Southern Kansas.
AD: J. C. McMULLEN, President, J. C. FULLER, Cashier.
Winfield Courier, June 3, 1880.
J. C. Fuller attends the Chicago convention this week, “over the left.”

Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.
About fifty of the good people of Winfield were entertained last Friday evening at the residence of Col. J. C. Fuller. The host and hostess were equal to the occasion and the feast of reason and strawberries and the flow of soul and lemonade made the occasion exquisitely enjoyable. The company were of the mature married ladies and gentlemen. Next will probably come the young married people and finally the young folks.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Sloan, of St. Louis, are spending a few days in the city visiting their niece, Mrs. J. C. Fuller.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
FOR SALE: A second-hand Header. Will sell cheap. J. C. FULLER. At Winfield bank.
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1880.
A party consisting of Louis Zenor, Chas. Fuller, Chas. Burgomier, and Date Tansey left for the Territory on a hunting expedition Sunday evening.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
J. C. Fuller is in Leadville and reports the city in a state of decline.
Jimmie and Estelle Fuller...
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
Master Bertie Lemmon entertained his little friends last Saturday at the residence of his grandmother. There were present John and Caro Emerson, Jimmie and Estelle Fuller, Lillian Bruner, Houston, Belle, and Maggie Platter, Laura and Maggie Hendricks, Maggie and Trudie Bedilion, Tommy and Jennie Wilson, and Egbert Moffitt. A nicer lot of little girls, or a manlier lot of little boys were never seen. Each did his best and made the party a very enjoyable one.
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
J. C. Fuller writes from Leadville that he will be home about Sept. 1st. He does not appreciate the mountains as well as he did last year, and business is duller in Leadville. O. F. Boyle and lady are well.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.
Col. J. C. McMullen and wife, and Mrs. J. C. Fuller left on Monday morning to spend the week at the Bismarck fair.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1880.
Col. McMullen and wife, Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Manning and others, have returned from Bismarck.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.
Col. J. C. Fuller is happy in the society of his mother, from Lockport, New York, and his eldest brother, of Grinnell, Iowa, who are visiting him.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
Do not fail to attend the library social at Col. J. C. Fuller’s on this Thursday evening.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
The stockholders of the Winfield Bank will take notice that the annual meeting of the stock holders will be held at the bank building in Winfield on Tuesday, January 4th, 1881, at 7 o’clock p.m. J. C. FULLER, Cashier.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.

The ladies of the library association gave a social at the residence of J. C. Fuller last Thursday evening. It was largely attended, and everyone had a good time, as they always do, when Mrs. Fuller entertains. The Cornet Band discoursed sweet music during the evening.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
With the earliest settlers of Winfield, came Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, since which time their hospitable home has been a favorite with our society people.
At their reception last evening an unusually happy and enjoyable time was had. Mr. and Mrs. Millington, assisted by their daughters, Misses Kate and Jessie, were truly at home in the manner and method of receiving their friends, with a smile and a pleasant word for all. No wonder the hours passed so quickly by. All restraint and formality was laid aside for an evening of genuine good feeling and pleasure.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. Scoville, Mr. and Mrs. Lundy, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Shreves, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Millington, Mrs. Huston, Miss McCommon, Wirt W. Walton, and J. R. Conklin.
Refreshments were served to the satisfaction and praise of all, and not until a late hour came the “good nights” and the departure of friends for their homes, each of whom will not soon forget the pleasant evening with Mr. and Mrs. Millington. Daily Telegram.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
The net results of the social held at Col. Fuller’s for the benefit of the library amounted to the handsome sum of $42.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
BANK ELECTION. At the annual election of the Winfield Bank last Tuesday evening, A. A. Wiley, J. J. Buck, D. A. Millington, J. C. Fuller, and J. C. McMullen were chosen directors.
The directors met and elected J. C. McMullen, president; J. C. Fuller, cashier, and D. A. Millington, secretary.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Col. McMullen and lady entertained a number of friends at their home last week. The elegant parlors were comfortably filled, and we, at least, passed a pleasant evening. Those present were: Mayor and Mrs. Lynn, Rev. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Prof. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Loose, Mr. and Mrs. John Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Scoville, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mrs. Buck and son, of Emporia, and Mr. Harris, of Bushnell, Illinois.
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1881.
Winfield Bank: Monitor mentions what Courier had about officers and directors...but adds a wee bit more!

Chas. E. Fuller takes the position of paying teller; A. W. Berkey, collection clerk, and Jas. Lorton, a new man, takes the position of bookkeeper. Mr. H. G. Fuller retires. The business of the bank for the past year has been prosperous and unusually satisfactory to the officers and stockholders.
H. G. Fuller and Charles Fuller, guests...
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
MR. AND MRS. J. C. FULLER. Socially this has been one of the gayest winters in the history of our city. Almost every week has been made pleasant by a social gathering of some sort or other. One of the most pleasant of these was the reception by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller last Friday evening. The guests were many and the arrangements for their entertainment were complete.
Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Loose, Mr. and Mrs. James Harden, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges. Dr. and Mrs. VanDoren, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. Eastman, Rev. and Mrs. T. F. Borcher, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, Dr. and Mrs. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Short, Dr. and Mrs. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Shrieves, Mr. and Mrs. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hamil­ton, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Fuller, Rev. and Mrs. Hyden, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Williams, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Mullen, Miss Mary Stewart, Miss May Williams, Father Kelly, O. F. Boyle, and Charles Fuller.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, assisted by Miss Clara Brass, received a number of their friends last Tuesday evening, among whom were Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. Trezise, Mr. and Mrs. Horn­ing, Mr. and Mrs. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Sydal, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown. The supper was magnificent, and the evening passed in the most jovial and pleasant manner. The host and hostess, by their graceful and unassuming ways, made all feel in the happiest humor.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
CRYSTAL WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. Shreves celebrated the 15th anniversary of their marriage by inviting their friends to attend their crystal wedding on Tuesday evening, February 8th. Accord­ingly a merry party filled the omnibuses and proceeded to their residence, one mile east of town, and spent an evening of unal­loyed pleasure. Mrs. Shreves, assisted by her sisters, Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Wm. Shreves, entertained their guests in a graceful and pleasant manner. Although invitation cards announced no presents, a few of the most intimate friends pre­sented some choice little articles in remembrance of the occa­sion.

The following were present: Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Butler, Miss Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robin­son, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Dr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Rev. and Mrs. Hyden, Rev. and Mrs. Platter, Mrs. Houston, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson, Rev. and Mrs. Borchers, Mr. and Mrs. Meech, Mr. and Mrs. Millhouse, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Mr. Hendricks, and John Roberts.
Frank Leland, relative of Fuller, visiting...
Winfield Courier, March 10, 1881.
Mr. Frank Leland, a relative of Mr. Fuller, has been spend­ing the past week in Winfield. His home is at Joliet, Illinois, within the frowning walls of the penitentiary. His father is superintendent of that institution.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 6, 1881.
OUR STOCK AND BONDS. The sale of our stock in the S. K. & W. R. R., sometime since, has resulted in quite a rumpus between the newspapers at the county seat, consequent upon alleged mistakes, or to say the least, in formalities committed by a certain county official. It is not our funeral, but if we read the signs of the times aright, the funeral knell to the hopes of some aspirants for county office in the future, have boomed loud and deep. In order that the TRAVELER’s readers may know what is transpiring in this matter, we insert the following from the Monitor, of March 26, 1881, which appeared over the signature of “BANSHEE,” and will sufficiently explain itself.
Editor Monitor: There seems to be a premeditated attempt on the part of the Courier, and those most interested in the success of certain county officers, to cover up the real delinquencies which jeopardized the sale of stock held by this county in the Southern Kansas & Western railroad. This attempt on the part of the Courier is two fold.
First, to vent its spleen against Read’s bank in the inter­est of McMullen, Fuller, Millington, and company.
Second, to shield Captain Hunt.
The Courier, blindly and in an unscrupulous spirit of hate toward M. L. Robinson, sought to attract the attention of the public from the real delinquent, Capt. Hunt, by attacking the county commissioners for sending James Harden and M. L. Robinson East to protect the interests of Cowley County.
It is true that in the first article in the Courier, in regard to this subject, they did not abuse the commissioners in express terms; but they published an editorial stating that it was reported on the street, and that great excitement existed among the people in consequence thereof, that the board of county commissioners had sent Messrs. Harden and Robinson East to perfect the sale of the stock held by the county in the Southern, Kansas & Western railroad, and that such statement was false, and that if they had gone East for such purpose, it was at their own expense and volition, and that the commissioners of Cowley County, being honorable men, would never be guilty of doing such a thing.
With a characteristic cheek which serves the senior editor of that paper so well in times of emergencies, he stated to a guileless public, if such order was made, it was with the under­standing that the committee would pay their own expenses as they had the right and were well able to do; when such editor well knew that the order was not only to send such committee East but also to pay their expenses.

Then the Monitor, true to the facts in defense of the action of the county commissioners, published the official order made by the board of county commissioners, attested by Captain Hunt, county clerk, showing that said committee not only went on order of the board, but also at the expense of Cowley County.
After the committee had returned from the successful trip, wherein they saved to the taxpayers of this county fifty-six thousand dollars, then it was the venerable old fossil of the Courier ate his own words, devoured his own offspring, turned tail on his former publication, and published to the world the action of the county commissioners and justified the same.
In this justification, every man in Cowley County, who is familiar with the facts, will heartily join. In order that the public may know the real status of the case, the writer of this article will state the facts. The people of the county by their votes ordered the commissioners to sell the stock, and they, in pursuance of such order, did sell such stock for sixty-eight cents, and Read’s bank gave to the county treasurer a certificate of deposit for the amount, for which they had Coler & Co.’s draft, and here is where the trouble began.
The county clerk in making out the papers showing the vote, and order of sale, failed to show affirmatively that the sale was legal. This may not have been his fault, for he is not a lawyer, neither has he had the necessary business experience to fill the position he holds, which is unfortunate for him and deplorable as regards the best interests of this county; but worse than all, instead of certifying the order of the board selling our stock in said railroad company, as he should have done, and as any ordi­narily careful clerk would have done, he made out the certifi­cate showing that we had sold our stock in the “Southern, Kansas & Fort Smith” railroad company.
These papers went East with the application for the transfer of the stock to Coler & Co., and, of course, were rejected on the ground that there was no such railroad as the “Southern, Kansas & Fort Smith,” and that the sale of the stock of the “Southern, Kansas & Fort Smith” railroad would not transfer the stock of the Southern, Kansas & Western railroad; hence, the rejection of Coler & Co.’s application, and having failed to obtain what they purchased, they threw back the stock upon the hands of Cowley County.
The time was up for the transfer of this stock, the South­ern, Kansas & Western railroad company had ceased to exist, and the stock held by Cowley County was utterly worthless. The contest for the control of the same on the part of Gould on one hand, and the Santa Fe on the other, which gave it its fictitious value, being ended by the success of the Santa Fe company, and the stock was of no further value.
At this juncture, M. L. Read’s bank, the wealthiest and largest tax-paying institution of the county, promptly took a hand to save the county; and M. L. Robinson, being one of the directors of the Cowley, Sumner & Fort Smith railroad, and being on intimate and friendly terms with the General Manager Strong, of the Santa Fe, went to Topeka and Kansas City, procured an order, delaying the closing of the books of the old Southern, Kansas & Western railroad company—now defunct—until the egre­gious blunder of our county clerk could be  rectified.
Robinson came home, a meeting of the county commissioners was convened, and the necessary papers, under the advice of Judge McDonald, of Winfield, and Wallace Pratt, of Kansas City, were made out and the committee sent East, as heretofore stated, to save this county from great financial loss.
Instead of Mr. Robinson being abused in connection with this matter, he is entitled to the heart-felt thanks of all honest men in Cowley County; and but for the insane jealousy of the unfortu­nate occupants on the corner, they would be the first to accord the praise.

In conclusion, I have to state that I have no fight to make on Captain Hunt; I charge him with no criminal negligence, unless it be criminal negligence for a county official to be derelict in duty, either from want of knowledge or criminal carelessness. Certain it is that in this case, but for the prompt action by M. L. Robinson, the county would have absolutely lost fifty-six thousand dollars, as a direct result of Captain Hunt’s gross carelessness.
I have not been a supporter of Mr. Troup of late years; I, in common with many others, fell into the foolish notion that, because a man made a good officer, and held the office a long time, was no reason for his further retention; hence, I voted for Captain Hunt and against Troup, but I am forced to admit that Mr. Troup’s official record is without a blemish, and I, with others who thought as I did, regret the day that saw him step down and out. Certain it is, that the blunders now charged to the county commissioners, and which, if really chargeable at all, are chargeable to the inefficiency of the county clerk; and never would have happened had Mr. Troup retained his old position.
Winfield Courier, April 7, 1881.
On last Thursday evening was gathered in the magnificent salons of M. L. Robinson one of the largest parties which have assembled in Winfield this past season. The honors of the occasion were conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood in the most graceful and pleasing manner, making each of the guests feel delighted and happy. A new departure was made in the hour for reception which we cannot too highly commend, that of substituting 7 o’clock for the late hours which usually prevail, but the habits of some were so confirmed that they could not get around until nine o’clock. The banquet was excellent beyond our power of description. Nothing was wanting to render it perfect in all its appointments. At a reasonable hour the guests retired, expressing the warmest thanks to their kind hostesses and hosts for the pleasures of the evening. The following are the names of the guests as we now remember them.
Miss Nettie McCoy, Mrs. Huston, Mrs. S. H. Myton, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Eastman, Mrs. Ticer, Mr. M. G. Hodges, Mr. C. A. Bliss, Mr. W. C. Robinson, Mr. W. A. Smith, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Loose, Mrs. Herrington, Mr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Platter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harden, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Dever, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Barclay, Mrs. W. F. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. F. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 13, 1881.

M. L. Read and the banking concern, of which he is the head, has been the recipient of much taffy at the hands of “Banshee,” but feeling assured, upon further inquiry, that in this matter said correspondent was at fault, we give publicity to certain items from the Courier in reference thereto, which, we think, will enable our readers to judge intelligently. We have no feeling in this matter, more than to see that the general inter­ests of our county are well looked to and to give the news; having done which, we leave the case on its merits.
The items referred to above are as follows.
“The ponderous mass of taffy and soft soap with which “Banshee” deluges M. L. about his tremendous power and influence with W. B. Strong, the Santa Fe, and the bears and bulls of Wall street, about his overwhelming patriotism, illustrated by his superhuman efforts to save the county from a loss of fifty six thousand dollars, by first rushing to Topeka and then to New York, is wonderfully translucent. The county was in no danger of being swallowed up by the defaulting shark, Coler & Co. The county had no interest in the matter, and had no occasion to pay M. L.’s expenses to either place. It was Read’s bank that was in danger, and it was for that institution for which he exerted his wonderful powers, which was all right and praiseworthy.
“‘Banshee’ says that M. L. Read’s bank is the ‘wealthiest and largest tax-paying institution in the county.’ Read’s bank is indeed a very wealthy and large tax-paying institution, and ‘Banshee’ is so near the truth in this instance that we will only call it an error, and correct it by stating that the Winfield bank paid, in this county for the year 1880, some $300 more than Read’s bank, and that the former bank and McMullen and Fuller pay $626.25 more taxes than the latter bank with Read and the three Robinsons together. The total taxes of the Winfield bank and the two men is $2,371.08; that of Read’s bank and the four men is $1,744.45. This is a good showing for both and we repeat what we have often said, that Winfield has two of the solidest and soundest banks in Kansas.”
J. C. Fuller, cashier...
Winfield Courier, April 21, 1881.
The Winfield Bank was caught in a rather unpleasant predica­ment Tuesday. On Monday they had a workman fixing something about their safe, and it is thought he accidentally turned the dial on the time lock; at any rate, when the cashier came to open the safe at the usual time, he found that it would not open. This left the bank dead broke as far as the availability of their cash was concerned. In the emergency Read’s Bank came to the rescue and furnished Cashier Fuller with a roll of bills about the size of a man’s hat, with which the Winfield Bank did busi­ness until by close watching they caught the changed time of their lock and got the safe open. These time locks are sometimes as annoying to the banks as they are to the burglars.
Winfield Courier, April 28, 1881.
Col. Scott, from Lockport, N. Y., an early schoolmate of J. C. Fuller, has been visiting in this city for the past few days. He is one of the wide awake and successful businessmen of the Empire state, having made a large fortune in manufacturing. He regards this as a promising point for various kinds of manu­facturers, and may take a fancy to make a start of some branch in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 2, 1881.
Monday evening Mr. C. A. Bliss was purposely invited out to tea, and, returning home at about 8:30, found his parlors filled by about fifty of his personal friends.
When he entered, the Rev. Mr. Cairns, on behalf of the guests, in an appropriate address, presented him with twelve richly-bound volumes of standard literature. Mrs. Bliss, though absent, was remembered with a magnificent illustrated volume.

Mr. Bliss responded in a feeling manner: after which the leader of the surprise was himself made the victim of a surprise, by the presentation by Captain McDermott, on behalf of friends, with a splendid volume of “The Life of Christ.”
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann acted the part of host and hostess; and ice cream, strawberries, cake, etc., were served amid music and general social enjoyment.
The whole affair was a neat recognition of the Christian, social, and business character of the recipients of the mementoes, which they so justly merit.
The married couples present were Mr. and Mrs. Wright, McDermott, Story, Johnson, Hendricks, Trimble, Wilson. D. Bliss, Baird, E. H. Bliss, Gilbert, Cairns, Jarvis, Adams, Tipton, Silliman, Stevens, Trezise, and Fuller. There were also present Messrs. Borchers, Arment, Applegate, Rigby, Wood, F. Finch, and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mrs. H. Bliss, Mrs. Jewell, Miss S. Bliss, Miss Smith, Miss Corson, and others, whose names we failed to obtain.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
J. C. Fuller has gone east to buy a steamboat and other furniture for the Island Park, or else to escort his mother to her home in Lockport, New York. He will be absent about three weeks.
Winfield Courier, July 14, 1881.
The Board also succeeded in getting possession of the balance of the lots in the Court House block, purchasing five lots from Mrs. Millington for $450; four lots from Mr. Fuller for $300, and one lot from Mr. Manning for $135, the City of Winfield on certain conditions, donating its lots. The city is to deed the two lots and jail to the county, which completes the block.
The above lots, bought at $90 each, would sell readily at $150 each, to other parties.
Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.
Board of Trade. A meeting of businessmen of Winfield was held last Friday evening and again Tuesday evening at which a board of trade was formed and will be incorporated under the laws of the state. The objects are stated: For the purpose of promoting and encouraging manufactures and manufacturing interests in Cowley County. The charter will expire August 1, 1890. The board of trustees consists of J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read. W. C. Robinson, A. E. Baird, C. A. Bliss, Robt. E. Wallis, and J. S. Mann.
Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.
The board of trade of Winfield filed its charter yesterday. The trustees for the first year are J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read, W. C. Robinson, A. E. Baird, C. A. Bliss, Robert E. Wallis, and
J. S. Mann. Topeka Capital.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 17, 1881. Front Page.
KANSAS NEWS. A meeting of businessmen of Winfield was held recently, at which a board of trade was formed, and will be incorporated under the laws of the state. The objects are stated: For the purpose of promoting and encouraging manufactures and manufacturing interests in Cowley County. The charter will expire August 1, 1890. The board of trustees consists of J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read, W. C. Robinson, A. E. Baird, C. A. Bliss, Robt. E. Wallis, and J. S. Mann.
Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.

John Moffitt moved east two months ago and Mr. Freeman resigns and moves out of the city this week; therefore, the first ward of this city is without a councilman. Consequently, the City Council have called an election to fill the two vacancies, and citizens of the first ward are considering whom they shall select to fill the vacancies.
A considerable number of them have suggested J. C. Fuller to succeed Moffitt, and Dr. W. S. Mendenhall to succeed Freeman. After carefully looking over the whole ground, we conclude that Fuller and Mendenhall will fill the bill exactly.
The second ward has had and still has a powerful representa­tion in Read and Hodges, who have absolutely run the City govern­ment just as they pleased. What has ever been good in the city management, they will get credit for; and whatever has been bad, must rest on their shoulders.
Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.
The present outlook for Cowley’s farmers is certainly a bright one. We have a fair crop of wheat and will have an excellent crop of corn. Although the crop is not so large as that of 1876 and 1877, still the present prices compared with those paid for produce at that time are more than double for wheat and four times as much for corn with a probability of its being still higher. Thus the present crop, although a light one, is worth more than double that of any heretofore.
Another indication of our present prosperity is received from the banks. Mr. Fuller, cashier of the Winfield Bank, informs us that payments on notes and securities are more prompt than ever before in the history of the county, and that farmers come in promptly and take up their paper at maturity.
Mr. Isaac Beach, of Beaver township, has cashed his wheat crop of this year for $1,000. Mr. Joseph Hahn, of Vernon town­ship, has 100 acres of corn, which neighbors say will yield 50 bushels per acre. At the present prices he will realize $2,500 for the crop, and he may get $1 per bushel, or $5,000 for this year’s labor.
Winfield Courier, September 15, 1881.
Someone objects to J. C. Fuller for Councilman because he resists the sale of certain lots in this city for sidewalk taxes, from which it is inferred that he is opposed to making stone sidewalks in this city. Last year under the ordinances, about a thousand dollars worth of sidewalks at city contract rates were assessed against lots belonging to J. C. Fuller. He let the contracts to build all these sidewalks to two men at 7½ cents per square foot. Moore & Hodges were also contracting for sidewalks, were competitors of Fuller’s contractors, and succeeded in monopolizing so many of the workmen and so much material that Fuller’s contractors failed to get all their work done before the council let a part of his work to Moore & Co., at 18 to 20 cents per square foot.
Fuller does not desire to avoid paying for the work, but objects to paying 70 cents for work worth only 7½ cents per foot, and has taken steps to contest this matter in court, which is of no particular interest only to the parties affected by the action.
Fuller has paid vastly more money for sidewalks in this city than any other man, has done more to encourage the building of sidewalks, has signed more petitions to the council for side­walks, and built more sidewalks without ordinances of the coun­cil, than any other man. He signed the petition for the side­walks in controversy.

It may be a habit of some to call him close and tight in money matters, and it is true to a certain extent. He is careful not to squander money on the thousand things of little or no use which come along, but when a matter of real benefit to the city is before him, no man is more liberal. It is this carefulness to save useless and unnecessary expenses, as well as his judicious liberality in matters of moment; which makes him specially wanted in the council at this time, and considering his clear cut sense, unfailing judgment, financial ability, and devotion to the interests of the city, many think it particularly desirable that he be elected as councilman. No one need imagine that he desires it. If he can be prevailed upon to accept it, is all that can be hoped.
Winfield Courier, September 29, 1881.
The first ward election on last Saturday for councilmen to fill vacancies resulted in a draw game as follows:
For the long term, S. G. Gary, democrat, elected with 97 votes against 80 for J. C. Fuller, republican. For the short term, Dan Mater, republican, elected with 90 votes against 85 for H. Jochems, Democrat.
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.
Pair silver goblets, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller.
J. C. Fuller, Mary A. Millington, Homer G. Fuller, Sarah E. Parker vs. County Treasurer: reckon this involved the “sidewalk” controversy going on...
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
James C. Fuller vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Mary A. Millington vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Homer G. Fuller vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Sarah E. Parker vs. James Harden, County Treasurer.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Mr. J. C. Fuller is in Kansas City.
Excerpts from a lengthy article...
H. C. Fuller and D. A. Millington...
Cowley County Courant, November 24, 1881.
We paid a visit to the District Court Thursday, with a view of taking in the situation so far as possible, and to see if District Court is the same in Cowley County now as it was in 1872, when our city was in embryo, and the brilliant attorneys and learned judges of today occupied about the same positions on the stage of life. On entering the room, many familiar faces, and more strange ones, turned toward us as if to say: “Wonder if he expects justice here!”

Father Millington was holding justice court in the front end of Fuller’s little frame bank, and would tax up the cost with as much coolness as he now writes column after column of editorial matter on the grand jury system, five days after it is too late for the article to be of any good.
J. C. Fuller: cattle business in Barbour [later Barber] County...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 2, 1881. Editorial Page.
J. C. Fuller, cashier of the Winfield Bank, Winfield, Kansas, is looking up the cattle business in Barbour County this week. Medicine Lodge Cresset.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of Winfield Bank was held at the bank building on Tuesday evening. J. C. McMullen, J. C. Fuller, J. Jay Buck, W. J. Wilson, and D. A. Millington were elected directors for the ensuing year. The financial condition of the bank was examined and approved. An order was passed restricting the allowance of overdrafts. The directors elected held a meeting and chose J. C. McMullen, president; J. C. Fuller, cashier; and D. A. Millington, secretary.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.

The Catholic Fair. “A little fun now and then is relished by the best of men.” The Catholic Fair, which closed Friday evening, Feb. 10, was the source of much amusement to the people of Winfield. Everything in the way of pleasure was there, and the citizens did not fail to patronize the good work. The businessmen when called upon for contributions responded liberally, as did the ladies, in donating the various articles for a supper and refreshment tables. The fancy articles which were donated were duly appreciated, and served to decorate the booths nicely. We do not pretend to name the several articles; however, we will give a few. The china set of one hundred and fifty seven pieces, which was won by Mr. J. B. Lynn, who afterwards presented it to Father Kelly, occupied a prominent position on one of the tables. A handsome family Bible, a fine gold necklace and bracelets, donated by Mr. P. Lavery; a wax cross, a silver castor, donated by Mr. Schroeter; a silver butter dish and knife, the gift of Hudson Bros.; an artificial flower pot, given by F. Manny; a large wax doll, a silver pickle castor, and two silver goblets, donated by Mr. and Mrs. C. Buckley; a Kalomeda set, given by Johnston & Hill; a pair of vases, by Harter Bros.; lace curtains, by Mr. Hahn; a box of fancy note-paper, by Mr. P. Buckley; a handsome album, by Mrs. Charlie Allen, of Wichita; a pair of vases, by H. Goldsmith; a pair of gentleman’s slippers, by Smith Bros.; pin cushions, tidies, toilet sets, mats, pillow shams and numerous other articles, which decorated the fancy tables over which Mrs. J. C. Fuller and Mrs. Pierce presided. The refreshment stand was taken charge of by the Misses Healey, McGonigle, and Kelly. The supper table was superintended by Mrs. Dockery and Mrs. Lanbener. Miss Kate Healey was postmaster and distributed many letters and valentines to the young folks. Mrs. Charlie Allen, from Wichita, took care of the oyster table. Our friend, Capt. H. H. Siverd, was the winner of the hanging lamp and pickle castor; he deserved them for his energy in trying to make the fair a success. Dr. C. C. Green won the horse. The ball, though last, was not least. It was conducted with so much propriety that many church members were tempted to “tip the light fantastic toe.” Capt. C. Steuven was floor manager. There were many visitors here during the fair. Mrs. E. Woolheater, Mr. Buck, from Newton, Miss D. McDoigle, from Leavenworth, and Mrs. Charlie Allen, from Wichita, being noticed. Nearly all the young folks of Winfield were out. The young men were very gallant and generous in taking chances on all articles to be disposed of in that way. Capt. W. Whiting, Dave Harter, Ad Powers, Willie Smith, C. Hodges, J. Hyden, Fred Whiting, Ed and H. Cole, C. C. Harris, J. O’Hare, H. Seward, and A. D. Speed were among the many who assisted in making the fair a success, both socially and financially, and we feel sure the Catholics will feel grateful for the kindness of all those who contributed toward the good work.
Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.
We call the attention of our citizens to the communication from Mr. Thorpe in this issue, and we are glad to see them investigating the matter. The prospect of such a manufactory is decidedly pleasant to us, and we would like to see the matter given full attention. We don’t think there is any danger of Winfield becoming a “way station,” but we would not lose an opportunity to build up this city or advance her interests. Winfield is flourishing now, and we want it to continue in so doing and we think all our businessmen are with us in that desire.
The following are some of the well known citizens who fully endorse my proposition and who also agree to take shares in the corporation.
One of those listed: J. C. Fuller.
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.
It is refreshing to see J. C. Fuller come out at his new gate and shut it with as much style as if he had always had a splendid fence about his house. The fence is a beauty and we don’t wonder he is proud of it.
Rev. Rigby residence near J. C. Fuller’s...
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
Abe Steinberger has rented the elegant residence of Rev. Rigby, near J. C. Fuller’s. He moved in Tuesday. The senior editor of this paper, who lives across the way, wants to buy a large dog.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
Mr. J. C. Fuller went industriously to work last week and put up a high picket fence between himself and his nearest neighbor, Abe Steinberger.
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
The election for city officers in Winfield Tuesday resulted in the election of the following named gentlemen.
Justices of the Peace: T. H. Soward and G. H. Buckman.
Constables: H. H. Siverd and Frank Finch.
First ward—R. S. Wilson.
Second ward—J. C. McMullen.
Members of Board of Education:
First ward (long term)—J. C. Fuller.
                     (to fill vacancy)—George Emerson.
Second ward (long term)—B. F. Wood.
                      (to fill vacancy)—A. H. Doane.

The election was conducted in an unusually quiet manner, and the best of feeling prevailed through the entire day.
J. C. Fuller’s daughter [name not given]...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
A little five-year-old daughter of J. C. Fuller was walking the stringer of a picket fence Tuesday evening, and falling, caught her feet between the pickets, and was suspended until Mr. R. S. Wilson ran about a block and rescued her. The ankle was considerably sprained, but no bones were broken.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
*J. C. FULLER: 140; Geo. Emerson: 71; J. E. Platter: 5; B. F. Wood: 3;   A. H. Doane: 2; S. Bard: 1.
*GEO. EMERSON: 144; J. C. Fuller: 68; A. H. Doane: 3; J. E. Platter: 1; John Wilson: 1.
Cowley County Courant, May 11, 1882.
The school board met last Monday evening at the office of the president, Dr. Emerson. Present: George Emerson, president; J. C. Fuller, vice president; A. H. Doane, B. F. Wood, and Fred C. Hunt, clerk. A communication from County Superintendent Story was read and filed. Bill of T. B. Myers for hall rent for commencement exercises rejected, the board holding that it had nothing to do with the matter.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Chas. E. Fuller...
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.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertain younger folks, Chas. E. Fuller...
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.
Cattle Herd in Indian Territory: J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
Fat Cattle. J. C. Fuller has just returned from a trip in the Indian Territory, where he went to inspect his herd of cattle on the range. He found them in so fine condition that he concluded to ship a few of them to market. He selected of the fattest 310 and shipped them at Hunnewell in 15 cars. He had not intended to market any this spring, but the grass of this spring prepared them for market earlier than he expected.
Hogs: J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
Mr. Fuller sold Tuesday the last of a lot of thirty-six months old hogs for $7.40 cents per hundred. The lot have averaged $16.40 each.
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.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
Mr. J. C. Fuller left with his family Thursday morning for St. Paul, Minnesota, and will spend the summer among the northern lakes.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
J. C. Fuller and family returned home Saturday evening after a two months ramble among the lakes of northern Wisconsin. J. C. seems much improved in health: in fact, he’s fat.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
W. D. Crawford took four 1st premiums with two entries, one class and sweepstake on his heavy draft mare, and a class and sweepstakes on one year old filley. J. D. Reda two 2nds on best colt. A. D. Crowell took 1st and sweepstakes on his carriage team. Mr. Jackson took 2nd on draft mules and S. W. Chase 2nd on carriage mules. Jas. Fahey took 2nd on his three year old stallion, and Mr. Fuller 1st. D. P. Hurst took another 1st premium on his stallion colt.
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1882.
J. C. Fuller is confined to his room with illness resulting from overwork and nervous debility.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
J. C. Fuller has been quite ill for two weeks past, but is now recovering.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
On last Saturday evening Mrs. J. E. Conklin entertained a company of her young friends at her pleasant home. The evening was most pleasantly spent and all were sorry when the warning hand of time pointed to Sunday morning, thus compelling the party to disperse. Mr. and Mrs. Conklin assisted by their charming guest, Miss Dinnie Swing, have the thanks of the persons below named for so pleasant a time, viz: Misses Hane, Scothorn, Beeny, McDonald, Berkey, and Millington, and Messrs. Fuller, Cairns, Robinson, Wilson, Davis, Miner, and Webb. [Note: Beeny sometimes appears as Beeney?]
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
J. C. Fuller has reappeared on our streets, but is looking almost the ghost of his former self. He has had a severe wrestle with disease, but seems to be coming out ahead.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
Bank Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Bank was held at the bank on the evening of January 2nd, and resulted in the election of the following directors: W. J. Wilson, J. J. Buck, J. C. McMullen, D. A. Millington, and J. C. Fuller. J. C. McMullen was elected president; J. C. Fuller, cashier; and W. J. Wilson, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.

The officers of the Winfield Bank refer with pride to the statement published in this issue. The bank has returned in dividends, in three and a half years, seventy percent of its capital stock, besides placing $5,000 to surplus fund. Another semi-annual dividend of ten per centum will be declared April 1, 1883. The same conservative policy will be continued in the future as in the past, and they confidently expect, by the closest personal attention to business, always looking to the interests of their customers, to merit a portion of the banking business of this community.
J. C. McMULLEN, President.
J. C. FULLER, Cashier. [Note: Could not find statement.]
THEIR AD: WINFIELD BANK. Paid up Capital Stock, $50,000.
J. C. McMULLEN, President. J. C. FULLER, Cashier.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
“For the purpose of paying teachers’ wages and improving and repairing school buildings, the laying of sidewalks and improvement of school furniture. . . .”
      Election 1st ward: to be held in a building situated on Lot No. 19, in Block No. 129, in said ward. J. C. Fuller, George Emerson, and G. H. Buckman to be judges; John M. Reed and H. E. Silliman to act as clerks.
Election 2nd ward: to be held in a building situated on the rear end of Lot No. 1, in Block No. 109, in said ward. B. F. Wood, A. H. Doane, and T. H. Seward to be judges; L. D. Zenor and J. H. Vance to act as clerks.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Echoes From the Past. We have before us bound files of the COURIER from the first copy, issued ten years ago. They contain an ever-varying panorama of the life and growth of Cowley and her people, of peculiar interest to the old residents, and replete with incidents and anecdotes of early life for the new-comers.
From the issue of October 16, 1873, we learn that “J. C. Fuller wants it distinctly understood by those parties in the east part of the county who think all the banks in the county have suspended, that the Winfield Bank has been open for business every day, has paid all demands and checks in cash, has continued to loan to its regular customers and is prepared to do the same in future. The bank is not buying eastern drafts, but takes them for collection.” Mr. Fuller’s bank was about the only one in the State which was paying currency on demand at that time, it being the time of the great panic.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
Mr. Fuller says he locked his barn for a year and no one stole anything, so he concluded to keep it open.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.

Thieving. A lot of sneak thieves were abroad in the community Sunday night. They went into J. C. Fuller’s barn and took his harness, lap robe, whip, and two saddles. They then visited Mrs. Randall’s barn and took a new set of harness worth forty dollars. This is the first case of thieving that has occurred here for a long time. The season in which horse thieving is most active is almost here. It behooves our officers to be vigilant or there will be an avalanche of black-legs and sneak thieves swooping down upon us. Every border county has most active and fearless sheriffs. It will not be safe nor profitable for Cowley to prove the only weak place in the line.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.
Mr. Fuller has the cellar for his new business building next to Glass’ drug store nearly completed.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.
Mr. J. C. Fuller will build a store building on the lot next to Quincy Glass’ drug store. When completed, it will be occupied by a boot and shoe store.
H. G. Fuller, J. C. Fuller: H. G. sells Fuller house east of schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.
During the last two weeks H. G. Fuller has sold eleven thousand dollars worth of city property. Among them was the J. C. Fuller house, just east of the schoolhouse, to F. M. Dickey for $740. The J. H. Kinne house on Manning Street to Cap. Whiting for $768. The stone house near the Santa Fe depot to M. E. Page for $800. The Hackney residence to Geo. Ordway for $2,500, and numerous other improved and unimproved property.
J. C. Fuller and Judge Torrance...
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Judge Torrance and J. C. Fuller talk of erecting brick business houses on the lots adjoining Green’s office.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
Judge Torrance and J. C. Fuller will begin the erection of two brick buildings on Main Street next to George Miller’s meat shop at once.
Winfield, Courier, April 19, 1883.
J. C. Fuller, cashier of the Winfield Bank, left for Kansas City Monday. He will return by way of Topeka, where he has been delegated by the Board of Commissioners to complete the exchange of Cowley County’s stock in the Cowley, Sumner and Fort Smith railroad for consolidated stock, and also represent the county at the annual stockholders’ meeting to be held in that city on the 19th inst.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
School Board Meeting. The Board met at the office of the Winfield Bank Monday. Present: Emerson, president; Fuller, Doane, and Wood, members. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Reports of all outstanding committees were accepted and the business of the old Board closed up as far as practicable. The new Board then proceeded to organize by electing Mr. Fuller, president; Mr. Wood, vice-president; and L. D. Zenor, clerk. The president then appointed the following committees.
Mr. Wood, committee on buildings and grounds.
Dr. Graham, common ways and means.
Mr. Short, committee on finance.
On motion the following order of business was adopted: First, reading of the minutes; second, reports of special committees; third, reports of standing committees; fourth, new business; fifth, old business; sixth, claims. The meeting then adjourned to meet next Monday night.

H. G. Fuller, J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Homer Fuller, W. H. Smith, and C. F. Bahntge are complimented for their many kind attentions to guests.
We had a better chance to observe J. C. Fuller than any other and he made us feel proud of our city by the many kind attentions he paid his guests, and his general helpfulness.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Notes of the Convention.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained Mrs. N. R. Baker of Topeka; Miss Marshall of Concordia; E. H. Snow of the Ottawa Journal & Triumph, Mrs. Snow, and their son.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Mr. J. C. Fuller and family will start Monday for the east and will be gone until the first of July. J. C. will go to Danville, New York, and Mrs. Fuller will visit her relatives in Hannibal, Missouri.
Excerpts from a lengthy article: J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
                                               J. F. Drake to Emporia Republican.
WINFIELD, May 10. The State Editorial Association, now in session in this place, and whose deliberations are noted in another place, could not have chosen a better place for its meeting. Right royally are we welcomed and right royally are we being entertained. To be sure, there is more or less of a hitch in things, caused by the trains being away off time. For instance, the entertainment last evening had to wait till midnight for its music, but it was good when it appeared.
Winfield was incorporated as a city of the third class February 23, 1873; has steadily increased, and was made a city of the second class in 1879, and the census just taken gives a population of over 3,000. Its better buildings, of which I might name the Brettun House, the Methodist and Baptist Churches, M. L. Robinson’s residence, and several others which we have not space to mention, with many of its best business blocks, are built from home quarries of fine magnesia limestone, the same as is being used for the government buildings at Topeka. J. C. McMullen and J. C. Fuller also have very fine residences of combination brick and stone.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.

A COMPLETE SURPRISE. Sixty-five ladies and gentlemen of the best citizens of Winfield joined in a plot last Wednesday, May 16th, to surprise D. A. Millington, editor of the Winfield COURIER, and his wife at their residence, on the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, and were completely successful. It was raining quite briskly all the evening with no prospect of a “let-up.” Between 8 and 9 o’clock we were quietly looking over our late exchanges; our wife was busy in household affairs in a gray dress in which she felt some delicacy about receiving company, when we found our house suddenly taken possession of by J. C. Fuller and lady, J. Wade McDonald, Mrs. J. E. Platter, C. A. Bliss, Dr. C. C. Green and lady, J. P. Short, Geo. Rembaugh and lady, A. T. Spotswood, Miss Jennie Hane, E. S. Torrance, Mrs. John Lowry, Mrs. I. L. Millington, E. P. Hickok and lady, and others. The greater portion of the party lived more distant and were still waiting for the rain to slack up.
J. C. Fuller’s new building [Judge Torrance not mentioned]...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
John Tyner will open an entirely new stock of boots and shoes this week in J. C. Fuller’s new building on south Main St.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller and Mrs. Geo. Emerson finally got away Tuesday morning. The Fullers will be home about July 1st. Mrs. Emerson will remain away all summer.
J. C. Fuller house mentioned...
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
Emporia News: “. . . We had visited this city some twelve years ago when there were only a few houses, and the principal store was in a log building. . . . The residences of Read, McMullen, Robinson, Platter, Fuller, Rigby, and others would be a credit to a town fifty years old. . . .
J. C. Fuller’s new building...
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
J. C. Fuller and Judge Torrance business block...
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
The Fuller and Torrance business block now going up on Main Street is to be one hundred and twenty-five feet deep and two stories high. The plans were executed by Irv. Randall and are beauties in form and finish.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller will return home this week.
J. C. Fuller and Judge Torrance...
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.
The street commissioner is doing some long-needed work on Ninth Avenue, near the Courthouse. The street at that point is being filled up with dirt from the Torrance-Fuller building.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
J. C. Fuller and family returned from the East Thursday. Mr. Fuller’s health is much improved and he begins to show signs of returning strength and vigor.
J. C. Fuller and D. A. Millington...
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
Publication Notice.
To all whom it may concern:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the undersigned, J. C. Fuller and D. A. Millington, will present a petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Cowley County, state of Kansas, at the next regular session of said Board, to be begun and held at the Courthouse in said county on the first Monday of October, 1883, praying the vacation of the alleys running through Blocks One Hundred and Eighty-nine (189) and two Hundred and Eighty-seven (287) in the city of Winfield, in said County and State. J. C. FULLER, D. A. MILLINGTON.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
Winfield Gas Company. Last Thursday afternoon the “Winfield Gas Company” was formed. It will build the Gas Works under the franchises granted by the City to Col. Whiting. The incorporators of the company are J. C. Fuller, Col. Wm. Whiting, J. B. Lynn, Ed. P. Greer, and Frank Barclay. The officers of the Company are J. C. Fuller, President; Wm. Whiting, Vice President; Ed. P. Greer, Secretary; J. B. Lynn, Treasurer. Steps were taken to push the work through as rapidly as the material can be laid on the ground. The works will be first-class in every respect, and will be built on a scale that will supply the city should it grow to four times its proportions. The cost of the Works when completed will be between forty and fifty thousand dollars.
J. C. Fuller: Torrance & Fuller building...
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.
J. S. Mann is doing a land office business in clearing out his Clothing and Men’s Furnishing Goods preparatory to moving into the new Torrance & Fuller building. Now is the time to buy your winter clothing at low prices.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
The sidewalk being put down in front of the Torrance-Fuller brick block is one of the finest in the city. It is being laid with flagstones eight by twelve feet in size and eight inches thick. The stones are from Moore & Sons’ quarry.
J. C. Fuller and Judge Torrance building [Torrance-Fuller block]...
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
The plastering on the Fuller-Torrance block is being done by John Craine. It is a big job  and in his hands will be done well.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
Dr. W. T. Wright has rented the two front rooms in the Torrance-Fuller brick, upstairs, and will fit up a handsome office therein. The Doctor’s present quarters are much too small for his immense practice.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
Dr. Taylor discovered an incipient fire on Tenth Avenue last week that might have proved very destructive. Someone had thrown hot ashes out in the alley running from 10th to 9th Avenues near the rear of Hendrick & Wilson’s hardware store. The live coals in the ashes ignited some loose trash and the whole was just ready to break into a blaze when the Doctor passed by and gave the alarm. Had it got started, the row of wooden buildings between the Torrance-Fuller block and Baird’s would have certainly gone, and while it would not have been much of a loss to the city, it would have been severe on the owners and occupants. The moral which adorns this tale is, don’t throw live coals out until they are dead, or strangle them before you leave them.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
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. Kretsinger, 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.
J. C. Fuller’s new building: Dr. Wells to occupy front rooms...
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.
Dr. H. L. Wells will occupy the front rooms upstairs of J. C. Fuller’s new building when completed.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
A lot of the young folks gathered at the residence of J. C. Fuller Saturday evening by special invitation and enjoyed themselves immensely.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Fuller...
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. J. 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. Foos, 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.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
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. Rudolph, 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, February 7, 1884.
J. C. Fuller started Tuesday morning on an excursion.
City Council now in J. C. Fuller-Judge Torrance building...
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Our city fathers have been improving the fine Council Chamber in the Fuller-Torrance block until it presents quite a palatial appearance. The floor has been carpeted, new furniture put in, and things fixed up in general.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
The Courier Surmises
That F. M. Friend will have the finest millinery establishment in Southern Kansas when he gets moved into the Torrance-Fuller block.
J. C. Fuller and Judge Torrance building...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
The ladies of the Christian Church will give one of their “number one” suppers at the Fuller and Torrance building, Friday night, and dinner Saturday.
Come and eat oysters at the Fuller and Torrance building, Friday night. Don’t forget.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
The ladies of the Christian Church were very successful with their festival in the Torrance-Fuller building last Friday and Saturday. The room was continually thronged and an immense number were furnished meals and oysters. Their tables were spread with all the good things of the season and the supply seemed inexhaustible. The ladies always come forward heroically to help along every good cause. The proceeds go for the furnishing of the new Christian Church building.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
New England dinner by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church in the Torrance & Fuller building next Saturday.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
The festival week before last in the Torrance and Fuller building, by the ladies of the Christian Church, netted $154.92. The new church building will soon be ready for occupancy. They extend thanks to all who so nobly assisted them in their festival.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church made a grand success of their supper and dinner in the Torrance and Fuller building last Friday and Saturday, as they do of all entertainments they undertake. The quality, variety, and amount of the table supplies has never been excelled. The proceeds, $140, go for the recarpeting of the church.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.

The ladies of the Presbyterian Church tender thanks to J. C. Fuller for the free use of his elegant room in which to hold their entertainment.
J. C. Fuller & Torrance building, Friend’s room...
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
Miss Emma Bristol, of the Topeka Conservatory, will be in Winfield about April 1st with a collection of rare flowering plants, bulbs, house plants, etc., for sale. She will occupy a part of Mr. Friend’s room in the Torrance and Fuller building for two or three days.
H. G. Fuller & Co., H. G. Fuller, J. C. Fuller, Chas. E. Fuller, F. L. Braniger [partner of H. G. Fuller], Frank F. Leland [relative of J. C. Fuller]...
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
How We Boom! From the books of H. G. Fuller & Co., we copy the following sales of city and county property made by the firm between the 6th and 18th of this month. It is a wonderful record in real estate movement.
                                                  WINFIELD CITY PROPERTY.
C. S. Shue to Levi Doty, house and 3 lots: $500.00.
Eliza E. Anderson to David M. Sidle, house and 2 lots: $4794.00.
James Kirk to James M. Renick, 1 lot: $52.50.
Tannehill to H. G. Fuller, 1 acre: $200.00.
J. C. Fuller to Henry C. Callison, 2 lots: $250.00.
Celina A. Bliss to Fannie C. Halyard, 1 acre: $200.00.
D. R. Laycock to Wm. H. Watson, house and 1 ½ lots: $1,200.00.
Ed P. Greer et al to Wm. B. Hall, 3 lots in Courier Place: $350.00.
John Croco to Jonathan Stretch, house and 3 lots: $2,300.00.
I. W. Randall to Jonathan Stretch, house and 1 ½ lots: $1,680.00.
Ed. P. Greer et al to T. H. Soward, 3 lots, Courier Place: $325.00.
Ed. P. Greer et al to H. G. Fuller, 3 lots, Courier Place: $350.00.
Ed. P. Greer et al to Frank F. Leland, 3 lots in Courier Place: $400.00.
H. D. Gans to T. H. Soward, 3 lots in Courier Place: $400.00.
John Croco to I. W. Randall, 3 lots: $500.00.
Elizabeth Ward to H. G. Fuller, 1 lot: $100.00.
Geo. W. Perkins to H. G. Fuller, 5 acres: $950.00.
W. P. Hackney to T. H. Soward, 8 houses and 3 lots: $3,000.00.
D. L. Hoblet to W. P. Hackney, 175 ft. on 9th Avenue: $3,000.00.
J. C. Fuller to I. W. Randall, 3 lots: $350.00.
J. C. Fuller to C. E. Fuller, 3 lots, $350.00.
C. E. Fuller to T. H. Soward, 3 lots: $450.00.
J. C. Fuller to F. L. Braniger, 3 lots: $400.00.
Kate Smedley to Noble, 1½ lots: $200.00.
W. H. Perkins to James Lorton, 5 lots: $250.00.
                                                           FARM PROPERTY.
J. F. Millspaugh to H. G. Fuller, 160 acres: $1,700.00.
H. T. Lewin to Frank F. Leland, 160 acres: $1,600.00.
J. L. Whitson to F. L. Braniger, 140 acres: $5,500.00.

W. P. Hackney to H. G. Fuller, 600 acres: $2,640.00
Frank F. Leland to F. L. Braniger, 160 acres: $1,280.00.
The above sales were all made since Mr. F. L. Braniger became connected with the firm on March 6th.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
Cowley County will have Competing Lines. A meeting of citizens of Winfield was held at the Brettun House last Monday evening to hear concerning movements which have recently been taken toward the construction of a railroad direct to Winfield from the direction of Kansas City.
W. H. Smith was chosen chairman and Ed. P. Greer, Secretary.
Henry E. Asp, being called upon for a recital of what has been done, stated that since any report has been made to the citizens, James Hill, the manager of the Missouri, Winfield & South Western railroad company, has visited St. Louis, Chicago, and other cities east conferring with capitalists and railroad builders to induce them to take hold of the organization he represented and build us a road. He finally got Messrs. Geo. W. Hoffman, James N. Young, and L. D. Latham, of Chicago, and M. M. Towle and C. N. Towle of Hammond, Indiana, so far interested in the project that they sent Mr. L. D. Latham to look over the route, examine the situation, and report. Mr. Latham came about March 1st, at the time that our narrow gauge excitement was strongest, which was an element of discouragement to him, but such other facts and reasons were placed before him that he was prepared to make a favorable report. Mr. Hill returned with him and secured a meeting of the above named gentlemen at St. Louis, where they could confer with the authorities of the railroads running west from that city. Mr. Hill and Mr. Asp met them in St. Louis about the 11th of this month and the result of the arrangements made there was that Messrs. L. D. Latham, M. M. Towle, and J. N. Young were authorized to visit the route again, get further information, and make such arrangements as in their judgment was best for themselves and their friends.
These gentlemen arrived at Newton last Friday, where they met with Mr. Hill, who took them down to Arkansas City. That evening Mr. Asp went down and consulted with them. They came to Winfield Saturday, but after consulting with but a very few of our citizens, they returned to Arkansas City that evening, saying that they would be back Monday and then be ready to announce their decision. On Monday they returned and stated their decision that they could not use the old M. W. & S. W. charter because it did not cover the ground from Coffey County to Kansas City direct and was insufficient for their purposes in other respects, beside, if they built the road, they must have the full control.

They therefore decided to make a new organization and file a charter to suit themselves at once and proceed to build the road immediately if they can get such aid from the counties and townships along the line as will warrant them in proceeding. They locate by their charter the general office of the company at Winfield and Kansas City, Kansas. They will first try for aid between Winfield and Eureka over the route surveyed by the M. W. & S. W., if permitted by that company, and will pay for any part of the work done that they can make available. If they fail of getting sufficient aid by that line, they will next submit propositions up the Little Walnut to Rosalia. As soon as they are assured of the aid, they will put that portion of the road from their connection with the Ft. Scott & Wichita road to Winfield under contract and will complete it this season. They expect to bring their iron and ties on the Frisco road, which is now under the control of the Gould interest. They will build from that road to Winfield first. If they fail on both of these routes to get the aid, they will try another.
Messrs. Towle are the men who originated the scheme of carrying dressed beef in refrigerator cars, have overcome all obstacles, have their slaughter houses at Hammond, Indiana, twenty miles out of Chicago, where they have built quite a city and are slaughtering about a thousand beeves a day and shipping the dressed beef to New York. They have the idea that a slaughter house on the south line of Sumner County, with direct and cheap rates to Kansas City and New York, would have greater advantages over Chicago as a packing point than Chicago has over New York. They are worth half a million. Mr. Hoffman is the heavy capitalist of the concern and is worth several million. Mr. Latham is a railroad builder in which he has had much experience and success. He can command plenty of money. The same may be said of Mr. Young, who is an experienced broker and dealer in railroad stocks and bonds. There is no doubt of their ability to build the road. They expect to offer propositions for voting aid by our people in a very few days and to push the matter as rapidly as possible.
The meeting passed a resolution to the effect that we want them to build the road and will do anything reasonable in aid thereof.
A committee consisting of D. L. Kretsinger, J. C. Fuller, M. L. Robinson, H. E. Asp, and C. A. Bliss was appointed to confer with them, get their terms, and report at a meeting to be called by themselves, and directed the secretary of the meeting to inform the company of these proceedings.
J. C. Fuller building [south of the banks]...
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
J. S. Mann has moved his stock into the Fuller building, south of the banks, and now has a better location and more roomy quarters.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
The City Fathers met on Monday evening in regular session, all present. Sidewalk Ordinance 187 was passed. Report of Police Judge for December and January found correct.
J. C. Fuller, rent of Council room for Jan., Feb., and March, $30.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance block...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
Rev. B. Kelly, our new Methodist minister, has fitted up a roomy study in the Torrance-Fuller brick block.
Excerpts from a lengthy article: J. C. Fuller, H. G. Fuller & Co. office...
Lot south of Torrance-Fuller buildings: Curns & Manser to erect brick office...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.

The beautiful grounds of Capt. John Lowry, Col. J. C. McMullen, J. L. Horning, M. L. Read, C. A. Bliss, J. C. Fuller, Mrs. Platter, and many others are beginning to show themselves in all the glory which “Gentle Annie” can bring to bear and are still receiving some improvements. A man will walk a long piece out of his way to see such houses and grounds. Most of these grounds are completely irrigated by our system of waterworks. Such homes are as good examples as can be found in the state of what money and energy, when united with good taste, can do. The places are pictures and will grow more beautiful each year as the trees and shrubs increase in size. Such homes educate people and show the possibilities of Kansas soil.
The neatest real estate office in the city now is that of H. G. Fuller & Co. The building they recently purchased on Ninth Avenue has been fitted up anew, artistically painted, counters put in, the floor covered with matting, and everything arranged very tastefully. They moved in Tuesday.
Curns & Manser have bought of Judge Ide the lot south of the Torrance-Fuller buildings, for thirty-five hundred dollars, and will erect thereon a fine brick office.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller left Tuesday morning for a few days visit in Kansas City, combining business and pleasure.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Mr. J. C. Fuller spent part of last week in Kansas City, on business.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
OUR GAS WORKS. Another Step in the Progress of Winfield Which Makes her a Modern City in Every Way.
THE WORKS COMPLETED. From month to month and from year to year during the last twelve years, the COURIER has chronicled as faithfully as it could the growth and advancement of Winfield. Beginning with the erection of the first brick building in a column and a half article under a screaming eagle and a booming cannon, it has come down through the successive steps of the first railroad, the second railroad, then the water works, coupled with so many enterprises on every hand that it has grown to accept these steps in the city’s advancement as a matter of course, and things that, in its early history, would have resurrected every old wood cut in the office, now pass with a five line notice. As it is with the COURIER, so it is with our people. For the past three months the Winfield Gas Company has been piling up brick, mortar, and stone, laying mains and erecting machinery without creating any particular sensation, and at eleven o’clock Saturday evening, President Fuller and Superintendent Whiting threw into the furnaces the first shovels-full of coal that set the works going for all time to come.
The ordinances granting the rights and franchises to Col. Wm. Whiting were passed by the city council last September. Soon after the Winfield Gas Company was organized and chartered. In the organization Mr. J. C. Fuller was chosen President; J. B. Lynn, Treasurer; and Ed. P. Greer, Secretary. To this company was assigned the franchises given by the city to Mr. Whiting. In the month of March the task of erecting the works was begun. The completed works will cost about forty thousand dollars. They are first-class throughout and have a capacity sufficient to supply the city until it contains twenty thousand inhabitants.

From the time the first charge was put into the retorts Saturday evening until the present writing, not a leak has been found, nor mistake in arrangement or the placing of complicated machinery detected. This is a record heretofore unknown and due to the mechanical skill and high honor and ability of Mr. John Maxwell, under whose direction every section of pipe and every piece of machinery was placed. Of Mr. Maxwell’s ability as a workman and integrity as a contractor, we cannot speak too highly. Suffice it to say that both the Winfield Gas Company and the Winfield Water Company (whose works he also put in) will back him “to the uttermost ends of the earth.” He is one of the few men we have met thus far who fulfill the spirit as well as the letter of his contracts.
About forty connections to stores, offices, and residences have been made, in addition to the sixty street lamps, and most every business house and a large number of private residences will be connected as soon as the plumbers can get to them. The consumption guaranteed the Gas Company insures the financial success from the start.
The gas will probably be turned on next Friday.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
The following bills were allowed and ordered paid:
J. C. Fuller, for rent of council room, quarter ending July 1st, $30.00.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
J. C. Fuller and family left Tuesday to spend several months in the mountains of Colorado.
J. C. Fuller and W. B. Caton...
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
RECAP. District Court. J. C. Fuller and W. B. Caton, plaintiffs, vs. L. B. Stone, County Treasurer; the City of Winfield, Cowley County; J. S. Hunt, County Clerk; and W. H. Forry, defendants. [W. H. Forry, a non-resident of the State of Kansas.] Re property acquired at tax sale in 1881, etc. McMullen & Leland, Plaintiffs’ Attorneys. To be heard Sept. 12, 1884.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance Block...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
W. H. TURNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Winfield, Kansas. Loans money on real estate on short notice. Money loaned on chattel mortgage security and notes bought on reasonable discount. Office in Fuller & Torrance Block.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
WRIGHT & PUGH. [W. T. WRIGHT/C. E. PUGH] PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, Winfield. Especial attention given to chronic and surgical diseases. Office in Torrance-Fuller block, upstairs.
Chas. E. Fuller, J. C. Fuller’s residence...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
Messrs. James Lorton and Charlie Fuller have been “keeping house” at J. C. Fuller’s residence since the family left for their summer’s jaunt in the mountains. Friday evening they kept “open house” to a few lady and gentleman friends, upon which occasion the festive watermelon, fricasseed with ice cream and other seasonable dainties were freely dispensed. The informality of the occasion rendered it most pleasant.
J. C. Fuller, Chas. E. Fuller, H. B. Schuler...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

CAPITAL:  $50,000.00
SURPLUS: $18,000.00.
Oldest Bank in the County. Established 1871.
J. C. Fuller, Nannie C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
15. J. C. Fuller et al vs. L. B. Stone, County Treasurer.
79. Nannie C. Fuller vs. Cowley County et al.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance: Torrance-Fuller block...
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
Mr. Wm. Gall, superintendent and architect, has taken rooms in the Torrance-Fuller block.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
J. C. Fuller left yesterday evening for Kansas City on business.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller’s niece, Mattie Harrison, visits...
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
Miss Mattie Harrison, a charming young lady from Hannibal, Missouri, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. C. Fuller.
J. C. Fuller, Nannie C. Fuller, H. G. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is a list of names set for trial at the January, 1885, term of the District Court of Cowley County, commencing January 6th, 1885.
12. J. C. Fuller et al v. L. B. Stone, Co. Treas., et al.
44. Nannie C. Fuller v. Board of County Commissioners et al.
82. W. T. Curtis v. H. G. Fuller et al.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
                                                            WINFIELD BANK
CAPITAL .....  $50,000.00
SURPLUS ....  $18,000.00
American Exchange National Bank, N. Y.
Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Union National Bank, Chicago, Ill.
Armour Bros. Bank, Kansas City, Mo.

Bank of Commerce, St. Louis.
Citizens National Bank, Kansas City.
                                     COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
                                       Oldest Bank in the County. Established 1871.
J. C. Fuller, Chas. E. Fuller...
                                                           The Winfield Bank.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Prominent among the substantial and prosperous institutions of our city is the Winfield Bank. Its capital stock is fifty thousand dollars; with a large surplus, and its officers are: H. B. Schuler, president; J. C. Fuller, cashier; C. E. Fuller, assistant cashier. Mr. Schuler came to our city with his family in July last and brought a capital of two hundred thousand dollars. He has been in the banking business for the last thirteen years and is thoroughly conversant with its every detail. He is a man of high intelligence, honor, and business ability and is proving a valuable accession to our city and county. Mr. J. C. Fuller’s superior qualifications are too well known to need comment, while Mr. C. E. Fuller, through his long association with our people as assistant cashier of this bank, has gained deserved popularity. The Winfield Bank is doing a flourishing business and is one of the best institutions of the State.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance: Torrance-Fuller block...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Among the first men to open up a first-class clothing store in Winfield was Mr. J. S. Mann, in the stand now next to the Farmers Bank. From the first he carried a stock specially adapted to the fine trade and by judicious advertising and fair dealing soon won popularity and took front rank among our merchants, which enviable position he has never ceased to maintain. Soon his quarters became inadequate to his immense stock and he removed to the old Williams House building; that also proved too small and he now occupies the large and well-lighted room in the Torrance-Fuller block. Everything about his store exhibits taste and experience and his stock is unexcelled. His clothing is all from the very best eastern manufactures, and in fit, quality, and price never fails to please. His stock of gent’s furnishings equals that to be found in any of the larger cities and never fails to catch our tony dressers. Mr. Mann has gained a business and reputation highly merited and of which he should certainly feel proud. Aside from his qualities as a merchant, he is ever found prominent in matters of church and public enterprise. His name has greeted the COURIER readers from week to week and from year to year until it has become as familiar as the paper itself.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Physicians and Surgeons, Winfield.
Especial attention given to chronic and surgical diseases.
Office in Torrance-Fuller block, up stairs.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
W. H. TURNER. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Winfield, Kansas.
Loans money on real estate on short notice. Money loaned on chattel mortgage security and notes bought on reasonable discount.
Office in Fuller & Torrance Block.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Office Torrance-Fuller Block, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Tin Wedding Celebration. On Wednesday evening of last week, Mayor Emerson and lady threw their pleasant home open for the entertainment of invited guests, it being the tenth anniversary of their wedding. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. J. E. Saint, Mrs. Perkins; Misses Sadie French, Margie Wallis, Jessie Millington, Josie Baird, Nettie McCoy, Anna McCoy, Mattie Harrison of Hannibal, Mo.; Messrs. E. H. Nixon, R. B. Rudolf, M. H. Ewart, M. J. O’Meara, and Ezra Meech. Each bore a token of respect and good will. Under the royal entertainment of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, all passed the evening most enjoyably and departed with the old year, heartily wishing the “bride and groom” many anniversaries of their wedding, down to the one of diamonds, with its silver tresses.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
J. C. Fuller, rent Council room from Oct. 1, 1884, to April 1st, 1885, $60.00.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, C. E. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
The beautiful, commodious home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of a most pleasant gathering of our young society people on last Thursday evening, the occasion being in honor of Miss Mattie Harrison, a highly accomplished young lady of Hannibal, Mo., who is visiting here. The pleasing entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, gracefully assisted by Miss Harrison and other members of the family, banished all restraint and made genuine enjoyment reign supreme. Miss Harrison made a beautiful appearance in a lovely evening costume of white Nuns-veiling, entrain, and a number of elegant toilets were worn by the ladies. Those present were Mayor and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Fuller; Mrs. W. J. Wilson and Mrs. J. Ex. Saint; Misses Jessie Millington, Anna Hunt, Nellie Cole, Emma Strong, Jennie Lowry, Hattie Stolp, Mamie Baird, Lena Walrath, Mattie Kinne, Alice Dickie, Maggie Taylor, Sarah Kelly, and Alice Aldrich; Messrs. Ezra Nixon, T. J. Eaton, M. J. O’Meara, M. H. Ewart, Ed. J. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, F. F. Leland, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, James Lorton, Louis Brown, W. H. Smith, D. E. Kibby, and Frank H. Greer. At the proper hour a splendid repast was spread and received due attention from the joyous crowd. The “light fantastic” keep time to excellent music and the hours flew swiftly by until the happy guests bid adieu to their royal entertainers, feeling delighted with the few hours spent in their pleasant home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller admirably entertained about twenty couples of married folks on Wednesday evening of last week. The pleasant receptions of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller never fail to elicit the warmest appreciation.
Nannie C. Fuller, J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
Nannie C. Fuller vs. County Commissioners et al. Continued on motion of plaintiff.
J. C. Fuller et al vs. L. B. Stone, as County Treasurer, et al. Continued on motion of plaintiff.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
Miss Mattie Harrison left for her home in Hannibal, Missouri, Friday evening last after a winter’s visit with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller. Miss Harrison is a charming young lady of high attainments and admirable social qualities, and made many friends during her stay, who regret her departure and will look with pleasure for her return.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance [Fuller-Torrance Block]...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
(Successors to Noble Caldwell.)
Risks Written in Fire, Lightning, Tornado and Life Insurance.
Represent the widely known and solid German Insurance Company, of Freeport, Illinois, which makes a specialty of Farm Risk against Fire, Lightning and Tornado; also other sound companies.
Are Agents for The Mutual Trust Fund Life Association and the Mutual Benefit Life Association, of New York, conducted on the assessment plan, and furnishing the safest and cheapest plan of Life Insurance known.
Also Agents of the Metropolitan Safety Fund Accident Association, of Chicago for accident insurance.
Office in Fuller-Torrance Block, Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance [Fuller-Torrance Building]...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 19, 1885.
The only exclusive Insurance Agency in town. Risks written in Fire, Lightning, Tornado, Life and Accidental Insurance with the best Companies. Farm risks written in the German, of Freeport, Illinois.
Office in Fuller-Torrance Block, Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers for the past week, as taken from the official records, and furnished the COURIER by the real estate firm of Harris & Clark.
J. C. Fuller and wife to H. C. Callison, lots 8, 9, block 186, Winfield. $250.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
The old City Council held its last meeting Monday evening.
The following bills were ordered paid.
J. C. Fuller, rent Council room for April, $30.

J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance, Torrance & Fuller block...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
Our New Dentist. Dr. J. G. Houx has fitted up his dentist rooms in the Torrance & Fuller block in first class shape. Dr. Houx was the first dentist Winfield had,—in 1873. He afterwards removed to Columbus, but after ten years absence, returns to his early stamping ground. He has a state reputation as a skillful dentist and we are glad to chronicle his return.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance, Torrance-Fuller building...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
WEDNESDAY. Dr. H. J. Downey, of Caldwell, Ohio, has opened his neat and commodious office in the Torrance-Fuller building, where he can be found always ready for calls. The Doctor comes to us well recommended as a physician and a gentleman, and we have no hesitancy in commending him to the people of Cowley County.
Excerpt: Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Happy Women. There are at least four happy women in Winfield: Mrs. Dr. Emerson, Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mrs. Col. Whiting, and Mrs. Millington. The latter we know most about. She makes a fire to cook a meal of victuals with as little work and trouble as it takes to light a gas light, much less than it takes to light a lamp. She changes her cook stove fire to little or much by a mere turn of the wrist, cooks everything nicely and as quickly as is desirable, with no trouble and little work, bakes, boils, broils, fries, stews, and fricassees with equal facility, does not have to handle wood, kindlings, coal, coal oil, or gasoline; but her fire is always ready and always goes out instantly with a slight turn, when she is through with it. She has no fear of explosions or conflagrations, but is perfectly secure, and cooks with half the work required for wood stoves, coal stoves, oil stoves, or gasoline stoves. Besides her fuel is as cheap as any other and no bother to get.
J. C. Fuller residence...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Senator W. P. Hackney purchased the Rigby residence next door to J. C. Fuller’s yesterday for five thousand dollars. He will remodel the house so it will look less like a castle and more like a home, fix up the grounds, and make it his permanent abode. It is one of the most desirable places in the city.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885. Editorial by D. A. Millington.
We have already answered the objection to voting the proposed railroad bonds on the county on the ground of taxation by proving conclusively that it will reduce the rate of taxation.
Another objection some urge is, that the roads are asking too much, and would build through the county for less, should we refuse to give them what they ask, and they cite as an example the Southern Kansas railroad, which built through the county for only $69,000 in county bonds.

We have never taken a proposition of a railroad company as an ultimatum coming from an autocrat to whom we must yield at once or suffer untold evils, but have always taken such propositions as coming from men like ourselves, who are expected to try to make as good a bargain for themselves as they can, but will take what they can get, if that sum is sufficient to make it an inducement for them. It will be remembered that when we had no railroad in this county, and were almost insane in our anxious desire to get one, the Santa Fe corporation proposed to build through this county for $190,000 in county bonds, and our best businessmen and farmers insisted that the proposition should be accepted at once, without cavil, and the amount promptly voted, and that THE COURIER strenuously opposed it, insisting that $120,000 was as much as the county should vote to any road, and that voting $180,000 to one road would so nearly exhaust the ability of the county as to prevent the building of any other road. Assisted by Col. E. C. Manning, J. C. Fuller, and C. M. Wood, we finally succeeded in beating down the amount to be voted to a limit of $144,000, and then only supported the proposition as the best we could do, and as what then appeared the only chance to get a road. Since then we have had many propositions before us, but have never supported one which called for more than $100,000 of county bonds.
The Southern Kansas built through this county for $68,000, which was all they could get; not because it was enough, but because they had other inducements to build, in order to secure the trade of the country west of here, and the aggregate aid they got on the whole line was sufficient to induce them to build.
Now the case is different. Since the Southern Kansas has fallen under Santa Fe control, another and competing road has been a deeply felt want, and has been regarded as a necessity, therefore our people have spent time and money and eloquence, and made extraordinary offers to induce the Gould system and other able and established companies who are able to build, even without subsidies, to build through our county. All these expensive and strenuous efforts on the part of our citizens have failed, and we are compelled to resort to new companies which are not so able to build for us in order to obtain the necessary competition. Last year we voted two of these companies bonds, but in these trying times on railroad building, the subsidies voted proved insufficient and the roads could not be built. But during the past year these companies have been at work, been in the markets, and in communication with the capitalists of this country and Europe and have learned much. They have found out what is the matter, and they now come before us, knowing what they can do, and how much local aid they must get in order to enable them to build. For instance, the men in the Kansas City and Southwestern company have a million to invest, but that will not build 250 miles of road, scarcely more than 50 miles, and so short a road would necessarily be a very bad investment. Of course they will not invest unless they are sure of the ways and means to raise about five millions of dollars to build a road long enough to pay a good dividend over running expenses.

All this money has got to be raised from the sales of stock and mortgage bonds. They can take a million of these securities, but they must have market for four millions more to make it an object to invest their one million. Could they sell a million of stock to the counties and townships along the road, they could then raise the balance by the sale of mortgage bonds to other capitalists, the two millions serving as a basis of security. They ask for the voting of these bonds because it is necessary to find market for that amount of stock in order to make them feel reasonably secure in the investment of their own money, and it is pretty certain that they cannot, and will not, build unless the counties and townships subscribe for this stock. They believe it will be done, and on the strength of that belief, are expending large sums in bringing rails, iron, and ties onto the ground, and in engineering and grading. They expect, of course, to save much of this money by building through another county if we “go back on them,” but do not expect it. The voters of this county are in urgent need of the new Imbecile Asylum for themselves, if they do not vote for the stock and bonds.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
James C. Fuller and wife to George Kuhn, fractional lot 13 block 275, Fuller’s ad to Winfield: $70.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Mr. J. C. Fuller is home after a delightful southern trip of a month. He took in the exposition at New Orleans, and other southern places, returning home via the east. He reports things yet lively at the World’s Fair, but the weather is too warm for proper enjoyment.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Saturday evening was the occasion of a very enjoyable time at the pleasant residence of S. D. Pryor and wife, it being Mr. Pryor’s birthday. The following couples were present: M. L. Robinson and wife, Dr. Kirkwood and wife, C. W. Taylor and wife, L. M. Williams and wife, H. B. Schuler and wife, J. C. Fuller and wife, Dr. Elder and wife, Henry Brown and wife, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mrs. Brooks, Miss Brooks, Mrs. R. B. Waite, Mrs. Hartman, and S. C. Smith. The evening soon passed away and it was nearly midnight when the party broke up. All enjoyed themselves. The refreshments were very fine. Dr. Kirkwood presented Mr. Pryor with the birthday cake, which was decorated in a unique and tasty manner. All left wishing the evening was only longer. May Mr. Pryor enjoy many such birthdays.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The rulers of the city held their regular commune Monday night, with Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, McDonald, Myers, Crippen, Harter, and Baden present.
J. C. Fuller, rent Council Chamber, July, August, and September, $30.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
The cases of J. C. Fuller against C. W. Izzard et al, to recover promissory note of $200; Leonard Farr vs. Archibald F. McClaren et ux, foreclosure of $3,500 mortgage, and Amos S. Allison, a $25 attachment suit, have been filed in the District Court. The docket already shows one hundred and thirty-seven civil cases. Criminal cases are few so far.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers, filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
J C Fuller et ux to P Duncan, lot 4, blk 271, Fuller ad to Winfield: $40.00.
H. G. Fuller, J. C. Fuller and Judge Torrance...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The rulers of the city met Monday in regular semi-monthly commune. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen McDonald, Connor, Myers, Crippen, and Harter. Absent: Councilmen Jennings, Baden, and Hodges.
H. G. Fuller was refused a permit to move a frame building to lot 6, block 127.

The Commissioners, A. T. Spotswood, J. B. Lynn, and S. H. Myton appointed to assess damages caused by widening 5th avenue, between Main and Andrews street, reported damages of $525, to out lots 4, 5, 6, and 7. The report was received and further action postponed. These lots belong to J. C. Fuller and Judge Torrance, who kick on the amount of damages, claiming three times what the commissioners allowed.
[Note: Amount in last paragraph hard to read. Could be $325. MAW]
Mrs. J. C. Fuller and children [James and Estelle]...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller was disturbed and frightened Tuesday night about eleven or twelve o’clock by noises like someone trying to force an entrance into the house. It happened that no one except herself, her boy, James, and her girl, Estelle, were at home, so she was badly frightened. Their rooms are on the second story and Mrs. Fuller called from an east window to Senator Hackney for aid. The Senator, clad in the garments of the night, rushed out of his house and proceeded to investigate. He found no one and soon retired again. Later Mrs. Fuller called to him again. The noises had been repeated and more violently, seeming to be on the roof. The Senator again investigated with the same result and again retired. Still later the noises were repeated, and Jimmy fired a pistol out of the window three times. There was no more sleep in that house during the night and the disturbance affected the inmates of Mrs. Platter’s house about as badly. The senior heard the first calls, but as the Senator got the start of him in rushing to the battle, he kept out of range and slept the sleep of the just.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
1964. Nannie C Fuller vs Board Co Commissioners, et al. J. F. McMullen for plaintiff; Joe O’Hare, Jennings & Troup for defendant.
2165. J C Fuller vs Chas W Izzard et al. F. F. Leland for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
In the case of J. C. Fuller vs. Chas. Izzard et al, judgment was given plaintiff for $209.62, with foreclosure of mortgage.
        The Marriage of Mr. Ezra M. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, silver cake basket.
J. C. Fuller: Leadville, Colorado, mine...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
J. C. Fuller left on Thursday for two weeks at his Leadville, Colorado, mine, which is said to be panning out considerably now.
J. C. Fuller, J. C. McMullen...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
GREAT SALE OF POLLED ANGUS CATTLE AT AUCTION. Will be sold at public sale, on Wednesday, the 11th day of November, 1885, at the Polled Angus Farm of Capt. Geo. W. Peters, located 6 miles northeast of Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, the finest herd of cattle west of the Mississippi, consisting of about as follows.
    6 Imported Polled Angus Bulls (pedigreed).
  13 Imported Polled Angus Cows (pedigreed).
  11 Imported Polled Angus Calves (pedigreed).
  57 Imported Polled Angus Bulls (Hamilton pedigree).
  43 Thoroughbred Short-Horn Cows.
250 Calves of the above.
245 High Grade Durhams.
175 Calves.
Also a fine lot of horses and a large stock of hogs, mules, etc.
Parties wishing to buy on time must make satisfactory terms with creditors prior to day of sale.
This stock is recognized as being one of the finest herds in the West (many of the cows costing in the neighborhood of $1,000 each).
This sale is made to satisfy a note and mortgage made by Geo. W. Peters and wife to J. C. Fuller and J. C. McMullen, dated July 17, 1884, and recorded at Page 131, Vol. 7 of Mortgages; also subsequent mortgage given by same parties. J. C. FULLER, J. C. McMULLEN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
J. C. Fuller, rent, council chamber, $30.00.
J. C. Fuller moves office to Torrance-Fuller building at 905 Main Street...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.

J. C. Fuller has removed his office to the front room of his own building, No. 905 Main street, over Mann’s clothing store.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance block: Downey & Friend’s music store...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Winfield, Kansas. Office in Torrance-Fuller block, over Friend’s music store. Calls attended promptly day or night from the office, unless absent on professional business.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance block...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
JOS. O’HARE. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Torrance Fuller block.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
J. C. Fuller has removed his office to the front room, 905 Main street—the Torrance-Fuller block.
J. C. Fuller, Nannie C. Fuller, Homer G. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
J C Fuller et al vs L B Stone et al, J F McMullen and McDermott & Johnson pros; Jos O’Hare and Hackney & Asp defense.
Nannie C Fuller vs Board County Com et al, J F McMullen pros; Jennings & Troup, Jos O’Hare and Hackney & Asp defense.
Homer G Fuller et al vs C W Jones et al, F F Leland pros; Dalton & Day defense.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.

Pearl Party. One of the pleasantest parties of the season assembled at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt last Saturday evening to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their wedding. The spacious rooms were well filled and the host and hostess were everywhere present with their careful attentions which, seconded by Miss Anna, made the enjoyment complete. During the evening the Rev. Mr. Reider was brought forward and in a neat and appropriate speech presented to the host and hostess a beautiful set of silverware as a testimonial of the high appreciation of the contributors for the recipients, accompanied by a card with the compliments of the following: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. McClellan, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Young, Rev. and Mrs. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Rinker, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McGraw, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Crippen, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin. This silver tea set embraced cake basket, berry dish, six teaspoons, and sugar spoon. Dr. and Mrs. Geo Emerson, pearl card case. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, silver fruit dish.
Capt. Hunt responded as happily as the emotions of this surprise would permit.
A magnificent collation was placed before the guests, which was highly enjoyed, and after music and other entertainments, the party dispersed with many thanks to their entertainers for the pleasures of the evening. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. John Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Whitney, Sr., and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. James McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McRaw, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt.
H. G. Fuller & Co....
                                        FLORENCE, EL DORADO & WALNUT.
                          The Township Committees Meet and Arrange Propositions.
                                                      Some Convincing Figures.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
The committees, appointed at the citizens’ meeting, to work up the submitting of propositions for the extension of the Florence El Dorado & Walnut railroad from Douglass to Winfield, met yesterday afternoon in McDougall’s hall to determine on the apportionment of the amount of aid asked. Judge T. H. Soward called the meeting to order. S. P. Strong was chosen chairman and W. J. Wilson, Secretary. M. L. Robinson then explained the object of the meeting, to get everything in readiness for aggressive work in submitting the propositions and securing this road. The townships through which the road will run were represented as follows.
Every movement must have money back of it to insure its success. This and other enterprises needing agitation take money. Contributions were called for to be placed in the hands of the Winfield Enterprise Association for use in submitting these railroad propositions and any other progressive enterprise for which the Association sees necessity. Over $500 was subscribed as follows.
H. G. Fuller & Co.: $10.00.
J. C. Fuller and Will Wilson move into new office in Winfield Bank addition...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
J. C. Fuller and Will Wilson have moved into their elegant new office in the Winfield Bank addition. Mr. Fuller has received a new desk, which is the finest in this part of the world.
H. G. Fuller & Co....

Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
Farm loans made from one day to five years, at lowest rates, by H. G. Fuller & Co.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
                  The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
THE GUESTS. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Chancey Hewitt, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Gull, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Torrance, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Blair.
Arkansas City: Mr. and Mrs. S. Matlack, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Searing, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Topliff, Mrs. E. H. Wilson, Mrs. M. L. Matlack, Mrs. A. M. Clevenger, and Miss Lucy Walton.
Misses Minnie Taylor, Josie Pixley, Ida Trezise, Lena Walrath, Alice Bishop, Mary Bryant, Mary Berkey, May Hodges, Hattie Stolp, and Leota Gary.
Messrs. Judge Jay J. Buck, of Emporia; George and Everett Schuler, Will Hodges, Robert Hudson, Eli Youngheim, Jos. O’Hare, S. and P. Kleeman, Henry Goldsmith, E. Wallis, Addison Brown, Tom J. Eaton, Lacey Tomlin, Dr. C. E. Pugh, Frank Robinson, Lewis Brown, Will Robinson, James Lorton, Amos Snowhill. Livey J. Buck, Harry Sickafoose, and Frank H. Greer.
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.
Excerpts: J. C. Fuller and D. A. Millington...
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.
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. . . .
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
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.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Miss Mattie Harrison, of Hannibal, Missouri, is again here for a visit with her aunt, Mrs. J. C. Fuller. Miss Harrison, during her former visit here, made many friends who will be delighted at her return.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
J. C. Fuller, rent council room, January, February, and March, $30.
Col. (?) J. C. Fuller and wife...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

The Pleasant Hour Club met last evening and arranged for its fifth annual Bal Masque, at the Opera House on Thursday evening, the 19th inst. Committees were appointed as follows: On invitation, George T. Schuler, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer; On floor, J. L. Horning, D. L. Kretsinger, and J. L. M. Hill; On reception, Hon. W. P. Hackney and wife, Hon. C. C. Black and wife, Col. J. C. Fuller and wife, Senator J. C. Long and wife. With the great social activity that characterizes Winfield this winter, this ball will undoubtedly be one of the biggest successes the club has yet scored. Invitations will be issued to only the best people of this and surrounding cities. The indiscriminate scattering of invitations, as is to often the case in big balls of this kind, will be very carefully guarded against. The invitations will be out in a few days. The Club is determined to mark this occasion with eclat of the highest order.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath are Joined In The Matrimonial Bond.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
THE GUESTS. Rev. and Mrs. Kelly; Rev. and Mrs. Reider; Mr. and Mrs. A. Gridley; Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young; Mr. and Mrs. Blackman; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Park; Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor; Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch; Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vance; Mr. and Mrs. A. Graff, Wellington; Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown and Ralph; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane; Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Myton; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood; Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Raymond; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller; Mrs. M. L. Robinson; Mrs. T. H. Soward; Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Mattie Harrison, of Hannibal, Mo.; Lola Silliman, Leota Gary, Anna Hunt, Alice Thompson, Ida Ritchie, Clara Wilson, Julia B. March, Ida Johnston, Nellie and Kate Rodgers; Ora Worden, of Garnett; Nellie and Alice Aldrich, Minnie Taylor, Nellie McMullen, Lou Gregg, Maud Kelly, Mattie Reider, Hattie and Mamie Young; Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Will Hodges, Addison Brown, Jas. Lorton, L. J. Buck, Everett and George Schuler, W. A. Ritchie, C. E. Pugh, Chas. H. Slack, Jno. Brooks, Frank H. Greer, Will Brown, Harry Caton, Lewis Plank, P. S. Hills, J. L. M. Hill, Ed J. McMullen, and M. Hahn.
Silver and cut glass jelly dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller and Miss Mattie Harrison.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.

The agreeable home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller was a lively scene Tuesday evening. It was the occasion of the twentieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, which fact was unknown to the guests until their arrival, making the event all the more appropriate and lively. It was one of the jolliest gatherings of married people, old and young, composed as follows, as near as we can recall: Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Dr. and Mrs. T. B. Tandy, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Col. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Ed G. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, Mr. and Mrs. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lynn, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Stone, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Buford, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mrs. Alice Bishop, Mrs. Scothorn, Mrs. R. B. Waite, Mrs. Hartwell, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. Wm. Whiting, Mr. J. R. Brooks, and Mr. D. Taylor. The warm-hearted hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Miller was at its best, and their admirable entertainment made the freest and heartiest enjoyment. The collation was exceptionally excellent. In the folding doors was a handsome banner inscribed 1866-1886, indicative of the anniversary. Not till after twelve o’clock did the guests depart, in the realization of having spent one of the happiest evenings of the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The Whist Club met Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt. There were ten couples present and a very pleasurable evening spent. The requisite number of games for the championship of the winter were finished and Miss Ida Ritchie and Tom J. Eaton were declared the champions. The competition during the last few meetings grew very warm, and some highly scientific playing was recorded. New officers were elected as follows: Dr. Emerson, president, and Fred C. Hunt was re-elected secretary and referee. The next meeting, Tuesday evening next, will be with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller. Hereafter, all members who can’t be present are to send their regret by the morning before the meeting, that even tables may be arranged.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
The Pleasant Hour Club Scores Another Big Success in Its Annual Bal Masque at the Opera House Last Night.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller was a French peasant girl, with the odd hat and costume complete, a good disguise.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
The Whist Club met Tuesday evening with Mrs. J. C. Fuller, The players were unusually lively and the occasion passed very enjoyably. Mrs. Fuller is an adept at entertaining and an evening in her pleasant home is always highly appreciated.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance: Fuller & Torrance block...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
W. H. TURNER, Attorney at law, Winfield, Kansas. Loans money on real estate on short notice. Money loaned on chattel mortgage security and notes bought on reasonable discount. Office in Fuller & Torrance Block.
H. J. DOWNEY, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Winfield, Kansas. Office in Torrance-Fuller block over Friend’s music store. Calls attended promptly day or night from the office, unless absent on professional business.
DR. J. O. HOUX, DENTIST. Office in Torrance-Fuller block. Teeth extracted without pain by the use of nitrous-oxide gas—perfectly harmless.
WRIGHT & PUGH. (W. T. WRIGHT, C. E. PUGH). Physicians and Surgeons, Winfield, Kansas. Especial attention given chronic and surgical diseases. Office in Torrance-Fuller block, upstairs.
Excerpts: J. C. Fuller...
                                                 C. M. Wood’s Story Continued.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.

Upon the arrival of Col. Manning in December 1869, Mr. A. A. Jackson, who came with him, proceeded at once to claim the piece of ground known as the Fuller addition. He built a foundation and then secured some lumber with which to build a frame house (the second frame house in the county). While at work on his material in front of Baker & Manning’s store, being employed by them to look after the store, sell goods, etc., and not being at work directly on the ground claimed by him, some parties hailing from Topeka took it into their heads to jump Mr. Jackson’s claim, and proceeded at once to haul logs on the claim and put them up for a house. The settlers were apprized of the fact and rallied as one man, called the “Protection Union” together, and notified the claim jumpers that they should appear and show cause for such a proceeding. A sufficient length of time was given them to appear; but they came not, when the meeting went into executive session, discussed the matter to its fullest extent, listened to Mr. Jackson, and decided that the claim jumpers’ case had gone by default. Talked some of arraigning them for contempt, but upon motion, a committee of five, of which I was chairman, was appointed to notify said defendants that they would be allowed until the next morning at 9 o’clock to vacate said claim. We proceeded to their camp by the side of the house they were building. Though it was very dark and quite late in the evening, we could see their camp-fire, so we had no trouble in finding them. They had not gone to bed yet but were sitting around the camp-fire. As we came up I said, “Good evening, gentlemen.” They responded by saying, “Yes, this is a good evening.” I said, “Gentlemen, we were appointed as a committee by the Protection Union to inform you that you must leave this claim by 9 o’clock tomorrow morning and not return again with the intent to hold and improve the same. This order you must obey or take such consequence as the Protection Union may deem best for the purpose of enforcing its mandates.
One of the party replied that he would go when he d       d pleased, or not at all.
At this moment Em. Yeoman, one of the committee, whipped out his navy and said, “You will go now, and d      quick too, if I hear any more of your insolence.”
I told Yeoman to put up his gun, that I hoped that nothing of that kind would be necessary to enforce our order, that these men had the appearance of gentlemen, and that I was sure that nothing further was necessary. They gave us assurance that they wished to do right and would give us no more trouble, so we bid them good night and retired.
Next morning the claim jumpers moved on down the river and took some good claims in what is known as South Bend. They never came here to make permanent homes, but finally sold out to pretty good advantage and since that time I have lost sight of them.
Mr. A. A. Jackson went on with his building and finally sold his claim to J. C. Fuller for $1,000 and thought, at that time, it was a big sale. Mr. Jackson and Miss Geneva Kelsey were married sometime in the summer of 1870 and were the first to get married in the county. They came and boarded with me until Mr. Jackson could finish his house, which was the first frame house built in Winfield, and was on the northeast corner of 8th avenue and Andrews street. When finished they set up housekeeping in pretty good style for those days.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Col. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.

Mr. J. S. Gross, a cousin of Mrs. J. C. Fuller, and a salesman of the great dry goods house of Brown, Dougday & Co., of St. Louis, made THE COURIER a very pleasant call Tuesday in company with Col. Fuller. Mr. Gross is one of the oldest traveling men on this route, having made Winfield way back before the conveniences of the rail, in the days of overland travel.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
J. C. Fuller left today for Kansas City and will be absent until Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained a very delightful whist party in their pleasant home Friday evening. The excellent qualities of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller as entertainers are well known and always make an evening in their home most admirable. Those who enjoyed this occasion were: Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Nixon, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen.
Mrs. J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Miss Mattie T. Harrison, after a delightful two-months’ visit with her aunt, Mrs. J. C. Fuller, left Tuesday for her home, Hannibal, Missouri. Miss Harrison is a young lady of charming qualities—vivacious, cultured, and very agreeable, and has made many warm friends during her several visits here. Her return at any time will be happily received.
J. C. Fuller & Judge Torrance: Torrance-Fuller Block...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
Dr. M. T. Balsley, a physician from Danville, Illinois, and an old friend of Arthur Henbest, is here to locate. The Doctor will have an office in the Torrance-Fuller Block.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
J. C. Fuller allowed demand $350 against estate of George Anderson, deceased.
Nannie C. Fuller, J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Judge Torrance held a short adjournment term of court Thursday, to dispose of the temporary injunction enjoining the payment of certain sidewalk taxes: Nannie C. Fuller vs. L. B. Stone, county treasurer; J. C. Fuller vs. L. B. Stone, county treasurer; and Winfield Bank vs. Wm. H. Hybarger et al, where walks were put down by the city. They claimed the ordinance exceeded the council’s jurisdiction. The action was dismissed at plaintiff’s costs and the temporary injunction previously issued was discharged. Motion for a new trial was overruled.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
J. C. Fuller went up Monday to see the great rival of Kansas City on the banks of the “Nile of America.”
Torrance-Fuller block...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
J. P. Short feels aggrieved. He advertised elegant suits of office rooms in the Farmers Bank block, and the gentle compositor made it “Torrance-Fuller block,” which he expects to own in time, but doesn’t claim yet. We gladly make the correction and kill the compositor.

J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 15, 1886.
Tuesday was the 46th milestone in the path of Dr. Geo. Emerson. In the evening he went uptown perfectly innocent of the impending fate his wife and a number of warm friends had decreed. He was telephoned for at 8:30 to rush home at once, which he did to find his home had been entered by Messrs. H. B. Schuler, F. C. Hunt, J. F. Balliet, L. H. Webb, G. W. Robinson, J. N. Harter, R. B. Rudolph, J. C. Fuller, D. A. Millington, W. J. Wilson, and Tom J. Eaton. The surprise was most complete and happy. Enjoyment prevailed throughout the evening, in the indulgence in whist and a choice luncheon. The evening will long remain a pleasant memory to the surprisers and the surprised.
                               [Quit after April 15, 1886, issue of Winfield Courier.]
J. C. Fuller...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 15, 1886.
Our Winfield Neighbors Restirring Themselves.
The Winfield Visitor tells of an active effort being made by home capitalists to build up the city and infuse some life into business. The first move made in this direction was the purchase last week of the Mendenhall property, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Millington Street, for $15,000. The gentlemen composing the syndicate who made the purchase are: W. P. Hackney, A. J. Thompson, John A. Eaton, H. D. Gans, J. B. Nipp, M. L. Robinson, J. L. Horning, James B. Mabry, W. L. Hands, P. H. Albright, M. L. Read, T. H. Soward, Curns & Manser, and J. L. M. Hill. They buy the lots, we are assured, with the intention of erecting a large stone building thereon. There is also talk of another syndicate being formed to make another purchase of real estate on West Ninth Avenue, where another stone block is to be erected. Some more loose talk is thrown in of Messrs. Ferguson, Hackney, Albright, Fuller, and Smith making arrangements to build on their lots on Ninth Avenue, and Mr. James Fahey agrees, if the last named work is done, to carry up the post office building so as to make it correspond with the Farmers’ bank and the Short block. We are glad to learn that our Winfield neighbors are waking up to the necessity of the times, but they have aroused themselves so late in the season that we do not expect to see much stone and mortar laid before bad weather sets in. It is well to make a stir, however, and encourage the townspeople with great things to be accomplished, though the consummation is never arrived at. It will never do to give up best.
J. C. Fuller...
Winfield Monthly Herald, June, 1891.
                                                 Winfield Chautauqua Assembly,
                                                          Fifth Annual Session.
                                                  ISLAND PARK - WINFIELD.
                                                    June 23 to July 3, inclusive.
J. C. FULLER, President. P. H. ALBRIGHT, Treasurer. A. H. LIMERICK, Secretary.

Executive Committee: J. E. Conklin, Rev. J. C. Miller, A. B. Arment, M. E. Phillips, Rev. B. T. Vincent, D. D., Superintendent of Instruction.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NORMAL. Rev. B. T. Vincent, D. D., Supt.
JUNIOR DEPARTMENT. Mrs. B. T. Vincent and Mrs. A. Gridley.
PRIMARY DEPARTMENT. Prof. A. Gridley, Jr., Instructor.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC. Prof. Geo. F. Brierly, University of Denver.
ELOCUTION AND ORATORY. Prof. T. C. Trueblood, A. M., University of Michigan.
SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGY. Supt. J. H. Hays, A. M., Winfield, Kansas.
MINISTER’S INSTITUTE. Rev. J. C. Miller, Director; Winfield.
MOTHER’S MEETINGS. Mrs. B. T. Vincent.
W. C. T. U. SCHOOL OF METHODS. Mrs. A. S. Benjamin, Michigan.
Winfield Monthly Herald, February, 1892.
M. S. Teter will move to the Fuller Block, where you will hereafter find the Bon Ton.
AD: -GO TO THE- “BON TON” RESTAURANT For your meals.
Address was Cor. 10th and Main...NOW FULLER BLOCK.


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