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Frank Gallotti

                                                     Winfield Businessman.

Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color    Place/birth Where from
Frank Gallotti         33  m     w      Italy                  New York
Winfield 1878. Frank Gallotti, 36; spouse, Ellen, 21.
Winfield 1880. Frank Gallotti, 38; spouse, Mary, 22.
Winfield Directory 1880.
Gallotti, Frank, boards Central Hotel.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 13, 1873.
Section Line Road Petition. Petition of Frank Gallotti granted, with R. A. Thompson, J. C. Topliff, and O. C. Smith as viewers, to meet for survey March 31st, 1873.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 28, 1873.
We visited Arkansas City last Tuesday and had the pleasure of dining with those affable gentlemen, Emerson & Gallotti, at the City Hotel. They keep a good house and treat their guests just right. In company with C. M. Scott of the Traveler, we visited the vineyard of Mr. Max Fawcett, where we filled ourselves with delicious grapes. Mr. Fawcett has one of the finest vineyards in Southern Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 13, 1873.
KNOW all men by these presents, that the co-partnership heretofore existing between Frank Gallotti and Joseph Bossi, under the name of Gallotti & Bossi is this day dissolved by mutual consent. FRANK GALLOTTI. JOSEPH BOSSI.
Arkansas City, Oct. 4th, 1873.
Reference made to “Gallotti Mine” in next item...
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1874.
DEXTER, KANSAS, Monday, Aug. 10th, 1874.
FRIEND BECKETT: After a hard week’s work among the flint hills of Cedar and Otter Creeks, I enjoyed the quiet and rest of a Sunday at the “Mecca” of Grouse Valley.
Arriving here late Saturday evening, I found everything dull compared with the great furor of excitement on Otter, eight miles northeast of here—so dull, that even Uncle P. G. Smith’s “magic oil” can’t enliven the place, though he claims that it will cure any case of chronic rheumatism. Whenever Uncle Peter gets Dexter to moving along smoothly and rapidly as it did in its youth, then his fortune is made, for the Arkansas City Town Company will engage him at any figure to apply the same remedy to their place.
At present I doubt if there be a place in the state where people in so short a time can create so big a stir, unless it be Winfield on the occasion of the arrival of the “Mayor and his staff” from the Indian war, as have the settlers at the “new Joplin,” on Otter Creek, on their discovery of “mineral,” in a gulch over there last Tuesday.

I was shown specimens of “pure lead,” Pyrite of Iron, “ninety-five percent iron,” Magnetic ore, “gold quartz,” sand triff, and “pure water diamonds,” crystal quartz, all picked up in this same gulch.
Upon examination I find the facts of the case to be as follows.
For some time it has been supposed that the “hard-finished” parts of Howard and Cowley counties were rich in minerals of some kind, as it evidently was never intended for anything else. Acting upon this supposition, a party of men, headed by two experienced miners from Joplin, Missouri, commenced prospecting on last Monday, which resulted in finding “lead blossom,” in a canon on the farm of John G. Harris, in section 6, township 32, range 8 east, in sufficient quantity to convince them that they had struck a “lead” and with work and capital it might “pan out” a fortune for each of them.
They immediately opened a joint stock mining company, sent for the necessary tools to prosecute the work, and will commence this morning to sink a five-feet shaft, resolving to go down so long as their money lasts.
I have made arrangements to secure a specimen of the gold, lead, or dirt that they may encounter at every foot of their descent. I now have several of the surface specimens of lead that will compare favorably with those of the Blanchard or Gallotti mines in the west part of the county.
As an item of interest to the stock raisers and livery men on the Walnut, I will say that Grouse Creek will have several hundred bushels of corn to spare, and the best corn in the county is now growing on Cedar Creek, near Lazette, so they need not despair.
Mr. Isaac Rice, living a half mile north of this place, had his house and all his household furniture, except two beds, burned yesterday while he and his wife were away at a neighbors.
Two small children were left in charge of it and while preparing their dinner the roof caught fire from the stove pipe, and the whole building was in flames before any of the neighbors could get on the ground. A Mrs. Smith, a widow lady, was also making this her home, and everything she had was burned, leaving her entirely destitute. The promptness with which a call, for a meeting this evening of Dexter grange, was issued by Master T. R. Bryan, is indeed commendable. Mr. Rice is also a member of the “Mystic Order,” and of course will receive due attention. But the widow, alas!
I will say no more, for fear of being dubbed a “Humanitari­an,” and that you know at present is not popular.
Therefore, to be up with the times, will content myself by signing, Yours, MAGNET.
Winfield Courier, November 12, 1874.
Frank Gallotti has been recently appointed Deputy Treasurer. Frank is a good fellow, a good bookkeeper, and will make Mr. Kager an efficient assistant.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
County Officers.
County Treasurer.—E. B. Kager.
Deputy Treasurer.—Frank Gallotti.
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
Frank Gallotti intends to engage in silk culture near Winfield the coming spring.

Winfield Courier, April 1, 1875.
Publication Notice.
In the District Court of the 13th Judicial District, in and for Cowley County, State of Kansas.
Frank Gallotti, Plaintiff, vs. Orrin P. Houghton, Adminis­trator of the estate of Lucien W. Emerson, late of Cowley County, Kansas, and the unknown heirs of said Lucien W. Emerson, Defendants.
Recap: Unknown heirs must answer on or before May 15, 1875, etc. Otherwise, property will be conveyed to plaintiff. Lots 10 and 20 in block 12, lot 8 in block 34, lot 24 in block 64, lot 7 in block 31, and lots 17 and 18 in block 155 in Arkansas City.
E. S. BEDILION, Clerk District Court.
Pryor & Kager, Plaintiff’s Attorneys.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1875.
Some score or so of the young folks of the city, in full mask, gathered at the residence of Captain John Lowery last Thursday night to have a good time. We are not sufficiently versed in this business to know who or what the masqueraders intended to represent. So perhaps the less said in that direc­tion the better. However, there were noticeably three young ladies observed that we cannot pass without special mention. Their plump, well rounded figures and elegant bearing were the envy alike of the other ladies and the admiration of the men. So much so that a collision seemed imminent at any time between the young men as to which would secure their company for the evening. One, the tallest of the lovely trio, was dressed—well—with a dress, and so were the others. These three perambulated up and down the Captain’s elegant parlors, very queens of grace until the time to unmask. Off came the head gear, when, lo and behold, there stood O. F. Boyle, Frank Gallotti, and Jimmy Simpson, and the three graces had fled forever, to the infinite disgust of the admiring young men.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1875.
Frank Gallotti wants another Indian war since he is Quarter­master Sergeant of company “G.”
At the meeting held by Company “G,” last Saturday night, A. T. Shenneman was elected Captain, W. M. Boyer, 1st Lieut.; and J. E. Saint, 1st Sergeant. 2nd Lieut. Webb gave notice of his intention to resign, and Wirt W. Walton was recommended to fill the vacancy.
Winfield Courier, July 1, 1875.
George Morris has some silk worms that came from Gallotti’s silk orchard. They are spinning cocoons now and are quite a curiosity.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1875.
Frank Gallotti, the GRAND KHEDIVE of the “Bazique Club,” gave a royal supper at the St. Nicholas last Friday night to its members, it being the anniversary of his birthday.
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.
W. W. Walton—not “Amos,” but the man that gets away with him—and Frank Gallotti, called Monday.

Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.
Big day at the Courthouse Monday. Everybody rushed to see our worthy Deputy Treasurer, Frank Gallotti. He had his hair cut a-la-Comanche, but that wasn’t all that attracted them. It was the last day of grace for paying delinquent taxes.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
TUESDAY EVENING, Sept. 14th, 1875.
Present: J. D. Pryor, Prof. Hoffman, Prof. Robinson, Prof. Lemmon, Frank Gallotti, John Roberts, Dr. Mansfield, and John Swain.
Moved and seconded that J. D. Pryor act as Chairman of the meeting, which was called for the purpose of forming a Musical Association. John Swain, Secretary.
Moved and seconded that we organize a Musical Association. Carried.
Moved and seconded that a committee of three be appointed to draw up constitution and by laws, and report at next meeting. Committee to consist of Dr. Mansfield, Frank Gallotti, and Prof. Hoffman.
Moved and seconded to adjourn, and to meet again at the Methodist Church next Saturday evening, and that the proceedings of this meeting be published in the city papers.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
Frank Gallotti vs. Orrin P. Houghton, Administrator.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto sub­scribed, do most heartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who has for the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily performed the duties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we do hereby further certify that his character during that time has been such as to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said office kept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency. We consider him well qualified to fulfill the duties of said office, and therefore cheerfully recommend him to the voters of Cowley County as well worth of their cordial support, and who, if elected, will most faithfully and systematically perform the duties of said office.

Jno. D. Pryor, E. B. Kager, H. C. Irvin, H. D. Gans, E. S. Bedilion, A. J. Pyburn, B. F. Baldwin, J. M. Fahnestock, W. M. Boyer, T. K. Johnston, G. S. Manser, C. A. Bliss, J. E. Saint, N. Roberson, W. G. Graham, J. D. Cochran, W. D. Mowry, W. J. Mowry, H. Godehard, W. H. Walker, K. F. Smith, I. H. Bonsall, E. D. Eddy, E. J. Hoyt, J. C. Evans, Henry Mowry, Albert Horn, J. I. Mitchell, R. Page, L. C. Wood, L. W. Currier, John C. McMullen, H. P. Walker, James A. Simpson, Chas. Harter, A. T. Shenneman, S. Darrah, T. J. Jones, J. A. Beck, C. M. Sloan, P. Hill, Geo. Youle, A. F. Tryon, J. P. McMillen, Joseph Requa, A. N. Deming, R. L. Walker, D. M. Hopkins, J. N. Beaman, J. W. Curns, J. Manley, Jas. L. M. Hill, H. Brotherton, J. W. Johnston, P. J. Copple, Allen B. Lemmon, David S. Brown, T. A. Wilkinson, Peter Paugh, Chas. E. Love, R. Rogers, C. L. Bliss, Philip Stump, M. L. Robinson, M. L. Read, W. C. Robinson, S. H. Myton, H. P. Farrar, T. C. Bird, D. M. Purdy, E. M. Bird, W. E. Gooch, Jno. N. J. Gooch, A. H. Buckwalter, Antonio Buzzi, W. G. Kay, Frank Lorry, Thomas Baird, G. W. Harmon, Samuel Kuhns, John Annis, W. E. Chenoweth, Alfred Pruden, C. R. Sipes, A. W. Berkey, W. S. Thompson, E. R. Thompson, C. J. Beck, Charles Gallert, Alfred B. Woolsey, J. C. Topliff, S. P. Channell, W. M. Berkey, M. Y. Hurst, G. H. McIntire, W. H. Speers, D. R. Baird, R. Hoffmaster, Chas. R. Williamson, B. A. Davis, George L. Walker.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1875.
On last Saturday evening the proposed Winfield Musical Association met and received report of committee on constitution, which was adopted and the society fully organized.
Twenty names were enrolled for membership, after which the following officers were elected.
President: Dr. Mansfield; Vice President: Prof. Lemmon; Treasurer: Frank Gallotti.; Secretary: Prof. Robinson; Chorister: Prof. Hoffman.
Executive Committee: J. D. Pryor, Dr. Houx, Amos Walton.
The Society adjourned to meet on next Saturday evening, at the Methodist Church, for the practice of music.
It is hoped that all interested in music will attend and support the society by becoming members. J. SWAIN, Secretary pro tem.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.
County Warrants to be Paid.
By virtue of authority given by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, approved February 10th, 1875, entitled “An Act to amend Section Sixty-nine of Chapter Twenty-five, General Statutes of Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-eight,” I hereby give notice that the principal and accrued interest of County Warrants herein below described will be paid at the County Treasurer’s Office, in Winfield, on and after the 1st day of November, 1875, and that the interest on said warrants will cease on that day. E. B. KAGER, County Treasurer.
By F. GALLOTTI, Deputy.
Names of parties to whom warrants are payable:
M. G. TROUP: 29 WARRANTS [$5/$10/$20] TOTAL DUE: $330.00.
AND. DAWSON: 1 WARRANT - $25.00.
B. A. DAVIS: 1 WARRANT - $33.00.

A. J. PYBURN: 12 WARRANTS - $127.50.
HOUGHTON & CO.: 18 WARRANTS—VARIOUS AMOUNTS [$20.75; $11.65; $12.40; $10.30; $27.75; $14.64; $13.80; $7.00; $18.15; $10.15; $10.15; $6.25; $5.70; $2.45; $18.15; $7.10; $14.00; $2.65.]
W. A. FREEMAN: 2 WARRANTS - $30.00.
R. S. STROTHER: 4 WARRANTS - $48.00.
R. F. BURDEN: 4 WARRANTS - $32.00.
J. W. MILLER - 2 WARRANTS - $30.00.
Winfield Courier, December 9, 1875.
The Concert. The concert given last Friday evening by the Winfield Musical Association for the benefit of their leader, Prof. Hoffman, was a very creditable entertainment as well as a financial success. The Courthouse was crowded with a good humored audience. The performers did their “level best” to give satisfaction, and we believe they succeeded.
The choruses, songs, duets, and instrumental pieces were mostly from the best masters and well rendered. Several members of the association are very fine singers, but make no pretension to musical proficiency beyond what is met with in similar amateur organizations.
The initiatory performance of an “overture” by our Cornet Band was played by them in their usual clever manner. Prof. Hoffman’s execution of the “Victoria March” made other than English hearts beat with delight.
To little Ida McMillen much praise is due for her rendition of “Carnival of Vienna.” She performs sweetly on the piano. For the beautiful song, “No Tidings from over the Sea,” we have to thank Miss Maggie Dever. A severe cold prevented the usual wide range of voice peculiar to her. Miss Ella Manly sang with much taste, “O, dear, the men are so Stupid,” winning a rapturous encore from the elderly maids, men who have met their “fate,” and mother-in-law in prospectus.
The “Passaic Waltz,” a duet on the piano by Masters Richie and Harold Mansfield, was well done. For boys so young we think they perform excellently well.
OTHERS MENTIONED: T. J. Jones, Mr. Black, Gallotti, Dr. Mansfield, Mr. Swain,  Jeanne and Edwin Holloway, Misses Stewart and Bryant, Jennie Holloway.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
HOLDS its regular meetings on the Second and Fourth Mondays of each month, at the hour of 7½ o’clock, P. M. Comp. M. L. READ, H. P.; Comp. FRANK GALLOTTI, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
Last Tuesday evening the following officers were installed by Adelphi Lodge, No. 110, A. F. & A. M. J. S. Hunt: W. M.; J. E. Saint: S. W.; A. B. Lemmon: J. W.; B. F. Baldwin: Treasurer; Frank Gallotti: Secretary; J. H. Land: Chaplain; L. J. Webb: S. D.; C. C. Black: J. D.; W. W. Steinhour: Tyler.

Judging from the list of new officers we should say that Adelphi is in pretty good running order, and likely to be kept so.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.    
The following are the recently elected officers of the Winfield Chapter of R. A. M.’s.
M. L. Read, H. P.; J. D. Pryor, K.; B. F. Baldwin, S.; W. C. Robinson, Capt. H.; A. Howland, P. S.; W. G. Graham, R. A. Capt.; J. W. Johnston, G. M. 3 y.; P. Hill, G. M. 2 y.; S. H. Myton, G. M. 1 y.; J. A. Simpson, Sec.; F. Gallotti, Treas.; N. C. McCulloch, M. Cro.
This is one of the thirty Royal Arch Chapters of Masons in this State, and as a citizen of Winfield we are proud that she, only a five year old, supports it.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons interested that the following described tracts of land and town lots, situated in the County of Cowley and State of Kansas, sold in the year 1873 for the tax of 1872, will be deeded to the purchaser on the 5th day of May, A. D., 1876, unless redeemed prior to that date.
Given under my hand this 27th day of December, 1875.
E. B. KAGER, County Treasurer. By F. GALLOTTI, Deputy.
W. A. Barr, L. J. Allison, George Bowers, Levi Cropper, J. F. Hackley, Nancy Olinger, R. J. Walker, W. R. Taylor, Daniel Revis, Charles Gallert,.
J. W. Brown, E. A. Blackanata, H. W. Boyer, T. B. Finley, Houghton & Baird, L. B. Kellogg, M. L. Parker, R. J. Pond, A. Schuster, F. M. Sampson, J. L. Thompson.
J. C. Bickenstaff, M. P. Dale, Emanuel Davis, J. C. Fuller, J. N. O. Smiley, S. M. Wood, Winfield Town Association.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
At their regular meeting last Friday night, No. 282 of the A. G. J. S. Bazique, elected the following officers for the ensuing year: J. D. Pryor, King; James Simpson, Grand Khedive; F. Gallotti, Sir Scribe; J. Ex Saint, G. Master C.; W. W. Walton, G. Commander; B. F. Baldwin, G. Generalissimo. After which work was done in the Marquis degree and brother W. C. Robinson made Knight of the Red Hand. Refreshments were taken at the St. Nicholas.
Winfield Courier, January 20, 1876.
Boyer has sold his business out to Frank Gallotti.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.
FRANK GALLOTTI will open a clothing store at Boyer’s old stand.

Arkansas City Traveler, February 9, 1876. Editorial Page.
A number of individuals attended the Railroad Meeting at Winfield, from this place, last Saturday. The procession was headed by the Silver Cornet Band, and great enthusiasm manifested. Members of the City Council and other prominent citizens mingled with the multitude, showing that the interest was general.
We were taken over the road in such a manner reminding us of “Tom O’Shanter’s” wild ride, behind one of the liveliest steppers in this section, driven by a prominent merchant of this place. A general command was made, after locating at Uncle Tommy’s commodious abode, to “wash your face,” which was unanimously obeyed.
Sauntering around town we met Prof. Lemmon, fat and hearty, who was pleased to inform us he pulled up the beam at 200 pounds. We expressed our appreciation of his strength and afterward silently admired his ability. Passing Gallotti & Boyer’s new Clothing House, we were seized upon and endeavored to be persuad­ed to buy a coat “vhat fit us, choost like paper on a vall. One dat vas made for de President’s son, und de President’s son he died, and dat is vy ve have de coat.”
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1876.
New spring hats at Boyer & Gallotti’s.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1876.
Read Robinson, that prince of “sheap cloding” fellows, has been in town again. We expect Boyer & Gallotti to tell us about him next week.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1876.
In a few days Boyer & Gallotti will have on hand the largest stock of Spring Clothing that has ever been brought south of Emporia. This is no humbug, but we invite everybody to call and examine their stock before buying elsewhere.
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 Orsdal, 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 22, 1876.
Boyer & Gallotti have some fine dress hats.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
A red, white, and green (with shield and crown) Italian flag surmounts one corner of Boyer & Gallotti’s clothing house, while the American stars and stripes adorns the other. Frank hasn’t forgotten little Italy yet, tho’ a resident of the States for the last nine years.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
$10.00 Reward. Will be given to the person finding and returning to me two gold finger rings lost last Thursday. One is a single and the other a double ring. Lost somewhere between Hill’s restaurant and the celebration grounds. FRANK GALLOTTI.
Winfield Courier, July 13, 1876.
Mr. Gallotti has received one of the rings advertised as lost last week. It was brought to him by an honest boy.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1876.
FRANK GALLOTTI, of the firm of Boyer & Gallotti, of Winfield, called upon us Friday last. Frank is one of the old-time b’hoys, and a jolly good fellow.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1876.
DIED. At his father’s residence in Newcastle, Westchester County, New York, on the 4th day of July, 1876, NORMAN SHEATHER, of typhoid fever, in the 24th year of his age.
The above was clipped from the New York Tribune of the 5th inst. and handed us by the bosom friend and old office mate of the deceased, Mr. Frank Gallotti. The sad intelligence fell like a gloom upon many young hearts in the county. “Bob” lived here during the years 1872, 1873, and 1874, and was known and will be remembered by all of the old settlers up and down the valley as a kind hearted, jovial good boy.
We can scarce realize that our old room mate and boon companion has thus passed so quickly away “to the bourne from whence no traveler returns,” and as the recollections of the happy hours we’ve spent together come swelling up from the past, we cannot write more, but with the numerous other friends of the deceased we join in tendering to the grief stricken parents our most cordial sympathy in this their hour of bereavement.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1876.
FRANK GALLOTTI, of the firm of Boyer and Gallotti, Winfield, called on us last week. Frank enjoys the reputation of being one of the jolliest and best fellows in Southern Kansas, and as the same can be said of Mr. Boyer, it is safe to infer that they are doing a thriving business in the clothing trade.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.
Frank Gallotti left yesterday morning for Chicago, where he intends buying a large stock of clothing.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
J. P. Short is “running” Boyer & Gallotti’s clothing store during the absence of the firm.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
FRANK GALLOTTI has returned.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1876.
Frank Gallotti vs. Amelia Gallotti.
Samuel Hoyt vs. Frank Gallotti.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876.
Down with the collars: 20 cents will buy a box of stylish linen finished collars at Boyer & Gallotti’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 11, 1876.
TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 1876.
Board met as per adjournment, all present. Bills against the County were presented, and the following action taken thereon.
Boyer & Gallotti, pauper bill, $27.75.
Boyer & Gallotti, pauper bill, $17.00.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1876.
Three heavy merino under shirts for $1.00 at Boyer & Gallotti’s.
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.
To Mr. Gallotti we are indebted for the “full particulars” of the organization of the “Evening Star Club,” which may be found in another column.
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.
E. S. C., Which means “Evening Star Club.”

The above named social organization is just making its debut in Winfield’s fashionable “upper-ten” society. The need of a similar association has long been felt in this community. “Hoodlum dances” have become the rule instead of the exception and are growing very monotonous. Social lines are now to be drawn, and a new order of things will soon take the place of the old breeches-in-boots regime. “Hoe-downs” and their concomitant evils will pass into oblivion, and the big nosed “caller” who used to sing out, as he buckled on to the red-haired girl him­self, “Grab pardners for a quadrille!” will be a thing of the past. Kid gloves and waxed moustaches are not to take the place of all these old frontier familiarities, but a jolly, fun loving, respectable class of our citizens who have been reared in the higher walks of life, resume their position in the social scale, and propose to conduct these entertainments in a manner that will reflect credit upon the management and the city at large. The world moves and we must keep pace with the hour, socially, morally, and otherwise.
The charter members, so to speak, of the Club are Messrs. Frank Gallotti, Esq. Boyer, E. W. Holloway, T. K. Johnston, R. L. Walker, J. B. Lynn, W. P. Hackney, C. C. Black, J. O. Houx, and A. E. Baird, as they were its organizers.
W. P. Hackney was chosen president; J. B. Lynn vice president; A. E. Baird, treasurer; J. O. Houx, secretary. Directors: T. K. Johnston, C. C. Black, and F. Gallotti.
Frank Gallotti was appointed a committee of one on bylaws.
Winfield Courier, November 2, 1876.
FRANK GALLOTTI is having a neat residence built on the corner of Fuller street and Eighth avenue. We have been shown the plans for the ground floors and we admire the arrangements. He says he’s building it to rent. We don’t disbelieve this last statement, but respectfully refer it to a committee of one—young lady in this town.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.
OVER-COATS at greatly reduced prices at Boyer & Gallotti’s.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.
MESSRS. GALLOTTI, Pryor, Copeland, Roberts, Asp, Franklin, Baldwin, Geo. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ed. Holloway, Jennings, Buckman, and the writer, are on the popcorn committee.
LATER. Messrs. E. S. Torrance and O. M. Seward are on it too.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1876.
Frank Gallotti is building him a commodious house for so lonesome a looking man as he is.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1877.
FRANK GALLOTTI’s new house is nearly completed. What is he going to do with it?
Arkansas City Traveler, January 24, 1877.
FRANK GALLOTTI sold his interest in the clothing store at Winfield to Mr. Wallis.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
MR. M. B. WALLIS has purchased Frank Gallotti’s interest in the stock of clothing formerly carried by Boyer & Gallotti. The business will be managed by the firm of Boyer & Wallis.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
The following were the officers of Winfield Chapter, No. 31, Royal Arch Masons, installed by P. H. P. Bennett, of Emporia, assisted by P. H. Hargis, of Wichita.
John D. Pryor, High Priest; M. L. Read, King; James A. Simpson, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, Captain of the Hosts; A. Howland, Principle Sojourner; W. G. Graham, Royal Arch Captain; J. W. Johnston, Commander of the 3rd Vail; Perry Hill, Commander of the 2nd Vail; S. H. Myton, Commander of the 1st Vail; Frank Gallotti, Treasurer; N. C. McCulloch, Sentinel.

After the installation P. H. P. Read was presented with a fine lambskin apron and collar and a jewel of office, after which the members, with their wives and ladies, repaired to the Central Hotel, and partook of supper and refreshments prepared especially for the occasion. The supper was gotten up in that good and tasteful style as only the cooks of a first-class house can get up. It was undoubtedly the grandest supper ever given in Winfield. The cakes were trimmed and mementoes with the differ­ent designs and emblems of the Masonic order. Quite a number of members of the order from Wichita, Arkansas City, and Lazette were present.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
Dissolution Notice. The copartnership heretofore existing between W. M. Boyer and F. Gallotti, under the firm of Boyer & Gallotti, is this day, by mutual consent, dissolved. The business will be carried on at the old stand under the name of Boyer & Wallis, who assume all liabilities of the late firm, and collect all accounts due said firm.
W. M. BOYER, F. GALLOTTI. Winfield, Kansas, Jan. 22, 1877.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 21, 1877.
WINFIELD, KAS. Jan. 23, 1877.
This is a list of officers of Winfield Chapter No. 51, Royal Arch Masons, installed at their hall on Monday evening, January 22nd, 1877, for the ensuing year.
John D. Pryor, High Priest; M. L. Read, King; Jas. A. Simpson, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, Captain of the Hosts; A. Howland, Principal Sojourner; W. G. Graham, Royal Arch Captain; J. W. Johnson, Commander of the Second Vail; S. H. Myton, Commander of the First Vail; Frank Gallotti, Treasurer; C. C. Black, Secretary; N. C. McCulloch, Sentinel; Past High Priest Hargis, of Wichita, Acting Chief Marshal.
Rev. Rushbridge, though not a member, was Acting Chaplain, he being an invited guest.
The rites were witnessed by the wives and sweethearts of the members, also Prof. G. W. Robinson, Principal of the Winfield schools. The ladies saw those that are near and dear to them clothed in the beautiful robes of the Order, and assigned to stations that are alike responsible and honorable. The Chapter then called “off” to the Central Hotel, where we were all made happy by the commodious and comfortable rooms, and the bounteous repast which we found weary in waiting for those that hunger and thirst, and to which we did ample justice, and went away feeling that it was good for us to be there. JUST A LOCAL.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
MARRIED. GALLOTTI - ROSS. Married at the residence of Mr. M. L. Robinson, on Thursday evening, February 22nd, 1877, by Rev. J. E. Platter, Mr. Frank Gallotti and Miss Ella Ross. After the ceremonies a very pleasant party was given the number of friends who were invited and in attendance. The happy pair repaired to a neat little residence, which has recently been built and very finely furnished, and was in readiness for the new and happy occupants. The wish of the COURIER force is that their journey through life may be as pleasant as their honeymoon.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1877.
MARRIED. MR. FRANK GALLOTTI and MISS ELLEN ROSS, both of Winfield, were married by Rev. Platter, on the evening of Febru­ary 22nd. The many friends of Mr. Gallotti rejoice in his good fortune.

Winfield Courier, March 15, 1877.
Frank Gallotti will open an extensive boot and shoe store in the second room north of Myton’s brick.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.
Frank Gallotti has just received his large stock of boots and shoes, which he will open up in a few days. His place of business will be two doors north of Myton’s hardware store.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
Last Saturday, Frank Gallotti, notwithstanding it being the first day his store was open, sold over $100 worth of boots and shoes.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1877.
BIRTH. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gallotti on Saturday, the 12th of May.
Winfield Courier, July 19, 1877.
For the Next 30 days Frank Gallotti will sell boots & shoes at cost to make room for his fall stock. Give him a call.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1877.
The suit of Gallotti vs. Hill was compromised, and Mr. and Mrs. Gallotti have returned to their home together.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 5, 1877.
I thought a line from the hub would not be amiss. Court is now in fair running order. Judge, lawyers, clerks, sheriff, and reporters all had a good time on Monday night, drinking the health of C. C. Black, who was admitted to the bar that day, and at night invited others to a much more acceptable bar.
Well, Judge Campbell is shoving things right along. Two horse thieves already provided with a home on the Big Muddy. The Hill and Gallotti case was settled before coming into court, Hill taking the child and Frank the mother—an equal division of the property. It is said Hill pays $500 for his little joke of false warrantee of the article recommended. Since the settle­ment, the child has died, leaving all parties disconsolate.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.
GRAND OPENING! AT FRANK GALLOTTI’S, of the largest stock of BOOTS AND SHOES ever brought into Southern Kansas.
I have for sale the well-known ST. LOUIS HAND MADE BOOTS and SHOES, in Single, Double, and Lap Soles. The BEST BOOTS that can be made in KIP, VEAL, AND CALF. EVERY PAIR WARRANTED TO GIVE SATISFACTION.
Also the CELEBRATED CHICAGO BOOT, together with the best assorted stock of Ladies’, Misses, and Children’s goods ever shown in Southern Kansas.
Call and see my Goods at Prices that People Cannot Refuse to Buy.
Hoping for the continuance of past patronage, I remain, Yours truly,
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
Frank Gallotti has got the finest lot of boots and shoes ever brought to Winfield. He buys exclusively for cash and is able to compete in price with anybody.

Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
Low Prices is what attracts the crowd at Frank Gallotti’s Boot and Shore store.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1877.
Frank Gallotti is doing a large trade in boots and shoes, and is especially desirous of making bargains with his friends in this vicinity.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
Mr. J. K. Beckner, who has for some time been waiting upon the customers of F. Gallotti’s boot and shoe, returned to his old home in Missouri.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
Frank Gallotti has caused another row of shelving to be put in his store, upon which he has put another addition to his large stock of boots and shoes. He has employed the services of Mr. Perry Hill, a first class boot and shoe maker, for the purpose of mending and also manufacturing boots and shoes.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
Wanted! Wood, Corn, Potatoes, and Butter to trade for Boots and Shoes at Frank Gallotti’s.
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1878.
Frank Gallotti is pushing his new residence with vigor. It will be one of the neatest in the city.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
Royal Arch Masons. At the regular convocation of Winfield Chapter No. 31, Royal Arch Masons, held at Masonic Hall, Monday evening, January 14th, the following officers were installed for the ensuing year.
W. G. Graham, H. P.; John D. Pryor, K.; S. C. Smith, S.; M. L. Read, Treasurer; C. C. Black, Secretary; W. C. Robinson, C. A. H.; James McDermott, P. S.; S. H. Myton, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; Perry Hill, M. 2nd V.; H. Brotherton, M. 1st V.; F. Gallotti, T.
After the installation, an address was delivered by P. H. P. John D. Pryor (which will appear on our outside next week), and the companions repaired to the Central Hotel and sat down to the best spread of the season. The supper was good and the occasion enjoyed by all present.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
F. Gallotti has a new stock of boots and shoes on the way.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
Frank Gallotti and wife to F. P. Rowland, part of s.w. of s.e. 21 32 4, 1½ acres, $125.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
Sparr Bros., of Wellington, have opened a stock of groceries in the building between Baldwin’s and Gallotti’s.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
Frank Gallotti’s house was struck and shivered to pieces by lightning Wednesday. It wasn’t a dwelling house, though.

Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
Mr. Raffinetti, the partner in the firm of F. Gallotti & Co., has lately arrived from Italy, and will locate permanently here. He speaks French, Spanish, and Italian, but has yet to learn our awful English.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 17, 1878.
The editor desires to thank Mr. and Mrs. Houghton, of Arkansas City, and Mr. and Mrs. Gallotti, of Winfield, for the sumptuous dinner with which he regaled himself at their tables. Though he didn’t hide quite such a quantity as Standley and Gray, of the TRAVELER did, yet he did justice to the viands spread before him, and will long remember his hosts and hostesses with gratitude. Telegram.
Well, we didn’t eat any more than we wanted, and we are sorry that you ate so much that you feel called upon to apologize.
Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.
Frank Gallotti has moved into the A. T. Stewart house.
Winfield Courier, August 1, 1878.
E. C. Manning and wife to Frank Gallotti, lots 4, 5, and 6, block 50; $200.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
F. Gallotti & Co. have a new safe.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
C. M. Henderson vs. Frank Gallotti. [J. E. Allen; Pryor & Pryor.]
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
Henderson vs. Gallotti. Motion overruled.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
C. M. Henderson vs. F. Gallotti et al. Judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, September 19, 1878.
Mr. Manwell had a fine assortment of cheeses; C. A. Bliss of flour, F. Gallotti of shoes and boots; Dr. Van Doren of dental work; and various ladies exhibited specimens of various handiwork, preserved fruits, bread, etc.
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.
Frank Gallotti, residence, frame: $650.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 12, 1879.
Frank Gallotti gave us a call yesterday morning.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.

Hawkins, Bird & Co., vs. F. Gallotti & Co.
Gallotti: Feed Stable, 40 by 100, on Ninth Avenue...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
Mr. Gallotti is erecting an immense feed-stable on his lot on Ninth avenue. It covers considerable ground and will be a fine stable.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
There are other improvements which deserve mention, and which are thrown in to make up the grand “boom” that Winfield is enjoying; among which is the immense feed-stable, 40 x 100, which Mr. Gallotti is erecting on Ninth Avenue, but a lack of space forbids our enumerating them further, and we wind up, convinced in our mind that Winfield has a bright future before her.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
The herd of Texas ponies at Gallotti’s feed stable is being thinned out quite rapidly.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1879.
Mr. A. P. Johnson has bought Frank Gallotti’s residence property on 8th avenue.
Winfield Courier, March 11, 1880.
Mr. Levi, proprietor of the Philadelphia Clothing House, has been opening up a choice lot of goods in the last few days. Mr. Frank Gallotti has accepted a position as salesman for Mr. Levi, the new clothier. Frank is a first-class salesman.
Winfield Courier, May 20, 1880.
Frank Gallotti started last week for New Mexico.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
Frank Gallotti has returned from the San Juan mines in Colorado as the agent of a stock company owning four mines. The stockholders propose to establish their headquarters at Winfield.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1880.
Frank Gallotti has returned from Colorado to Winfield for a few weeks. He is now interested in several mines in the Centen­nial State, and showed us last Thursday some magnificent speci­mens of ore from his mines, and from those in his immediate neighborhood. A meeting was held in Winfield last Thursday to perfect the organization of a stock company composed of Winfield’s citizens, for the purpose of working these mines.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
The last number of the Silver World published at Salt City in the San Juan county, Colorado, gives a glowing account of the riches of the mining lode, Black Wonder; assays being made as high as $167.84 gold, and $17,174.10 per ton. The dyke is said to be two miles long, 40 feet thick, and of unknown depth. Frank Gallotti says that is one of the lodes in which he is interested.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
At the meeting of the Directors of The Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining and Smelting Company, of Sherman, Colorado, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.

Hon. W. P. Hackney, President; John Service, Vice-President; T. K. Johnston, Treasurer; E. P. Kinne, Secretary; F. Gallotti, General Manager.
Advisory Board: S. C. Smith, M. G. Troup, John D. Pryor.
Special Executive Committee: T. K. Johnston, E. P. Kinne, F. Gallotti.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1880.
At the meeting of the citizens of Winfield in the interest of the Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining and Smelting Company, an organization was perfected and the following officers elected: President, Hon. W. P. Hackney; vice president, John Service; treasurer, T. K. Johnston; secretary, E. P. Kinne; general manager, Frank Gallotti; advisory board—S. C. Smith, M. G. Troup, John D. Pryor. A special executive committee, consisting of T. K. Johnston, Frank Gallotti, and E. P. Kinne, was selected.
Winfield Courier, April 14, 1881.
Frank Gallotti left for Colorado with Judge Pyburn Tuesday. He talks of going into the real estate business at Durango.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 20, 1881.
Frank Gallotti is now making his headquarters at Durango, Colorado.
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
Frank Gallotti is at Durango, Colorado.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds.
Frank Gallotti et ux to Rufus C Haywood, lots 2, blk 33, A. C., q-c: $10.


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