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Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
                                            GRAND MASONIC FESTIVAL!
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.
Literary Society...
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, 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.
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:
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.
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.
                                                       Council Proceedings.
                                                          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.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
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.
Fuller gets a letter from brother [not identified]...
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.
A daughter of Fuller dies...
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.
                               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 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.
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.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                            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, 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.
Committee on Finance: W. C. Robinson, W. P. Hackney, O. F. Boyle, M. G. Troup, J. C. Fuller.

Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Messrs. Platter, Fuller, and Thompson have purchased a header for their extensive wheat fields.
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.
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, 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.
Notice the difference in articles: one sez Asp was City Clerk. The other sez Baldwin was City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
The new city council appointed Henry E. Asp City Clerk and J. C. Fuller City Treasurer.
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, 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 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, 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 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, 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.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
J. C. Fuller has got his steeple tinned.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
                                                       Council Proceedings.
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, 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.
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.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
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.
Figures below must be wrong inasmuch as McMullen was elected...
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1879.
The election last Tuesday was very warm and excited, but everything went off pleasantly. The result was:
1st w.         2nd w.
J. C. Fuller ...........................                    138            105
J. C. McMullen ....................                   123            133
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
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.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1879
The Citizen Bank and Fullers Bank of Winfield have consoli­dated, which will make a heavy institution.
Consolidation: Citizens’ Bank and Winfield Bank [McMullen & Fuller]...
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, 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 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.
Chas. E. Fuller, becomes bookkeeper at bank [relationship not told to Fuller]...
Winfield Courier, January 8, 1880.
Our young friend, Chas. E. Fuller, goes into the Winfield Bank as bookkeeper. He is a young man of unexceptional habits and an accomplished bookkeeper. It is a good place for him and we doubt not he will please his employers.
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.
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