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Henry Goldsmith

[Note to file: Completed through March 1886. MAW]
The name “Goldsmith” does not appear in papers earlier than 1878.
Winfield Courier, October 3, 1878.
Henry Goldsmith, from Clinton, Missouri, will, about the 10th inst., occupy the corner of Manning’s new block with a full stock of books, stationery, tobacco, cigars, and gent’s furnishing goods; also news depot. The post office will occupy the rear end of the room.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
E. E. Bacon has moved his jewelry shop into Manning’s corner brick with Goldsmith’s stationery.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
Mr. Henry Goldsmith has just opened a stock of stationery, candles, cigars, etc., in the corner building formerly occupied by the New York store.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
If you wish any nice Furnishing Goods, go to Goldsmith’s corner of Manning’s block.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
Sheet Music at Goldsmith’s, corner of Manning’s block.
Winfield Courier, October 31, 1878.
Henry Goldsmith opened up his news stand Saturday. He keeps all the leading Eastern dailies and weeklies on hand as well as the COURIER.
Winfield Courier, October 31, 1878.
Fine Michigan Apples, Lemons, cocoanuts, Dates, and other fruit at Goldsmith’s, Post Office Building.
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
Fine gent’s underwear at Goldsmith’s, post office building.
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
Choice lemons at 50 cts. per dozen at Goldsmith’s, Post Office Building.
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
Fine cocoanuts and Michigan apples at Goldsmith’s, post office building.
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
Goldsmith has put up a guard to protect his show cases and for the benefit of loungers.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
Fine lemons at 25 and 50 cents per dozen at Goldsmith’s, P. O. building.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
The awning in front of Goldsmith’s has been taken down, which is quite an improvement.
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.
By repeated solicitations of the young people of Winfield, Mr. Goldsmith has decided to teach a dancing class in this city.
Winfield Courier, December 19, 1878.
                              SANFORD’S ORIGINAL GEORGIA MINSTRELS.

At Manning’s Opera House, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—Three Nights Only—Dec. 19th, 20th, and 21st.
Behold our list of specialty artists:
Master George Freeman, the champion Boy Cornet Soloist.
Prof. T. M. Nickels, Ethiopian Comedian, whose oddities never fail to set the house in an uproar.
Mr. F. A. Lyons, Banjo King and Musical moke.
Mr. Joe Love, Old Man specialty, and only true interpreter of Stephen Foster’s Southern Ballads.
Mr. Alex. Reynolds in original essences of old Virginia, whose negro specialties will convulse the most skeptical with laughter.
Our Quartette: R. A. Johnson, T. M. Nickels, Mrs. Sylvester, T. Richardson.
Mrs. Sylvester in her own specialty, entitled “Quicksteps in the Sand.”
Don’t fail to see our parade on day of each performance.
An entire change or program every evening.
Admission 50 cents. No extra charge for reserved seats. Tickets for sale at Goldsmith’s Book Store, post office building, on days of exhibition.
Remember the dates, December 19th, 20th, and 21st.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Listed as a Courier Advertiser:
GOLDSMITH runs the bookstore, newsstand, confectionery, fruit, and toy store at the post office. The amount of Christmas goods he has disposed of in the past two weeks would hardly be believed if told accurately. He is assisted by Mr. Snyder, an accomplished salesman in his line.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1879.
                                                      SWAIN & WATKINS
                                           ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS.
We mean business, and invite competition. Leave orders with H. Goldsmith, at Post Office, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
Mr. Henry Goldsmith visited Independence last week, leaving for his return on Friday morning. He says that the L. L. & G. R. R. Co. are receiving large quantities of ties and other material for building the road to Winfield, and that they promise that the cars shall be running into Louisburg township by the first of May.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1879.
E. E. Bacon, the “boss” silversmith, has left Goldsmith and moved into the room lately occupied by the Citizen’s Bank, where he exhibits a splendid stock of silverware, clocks, watches, and jewelry.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
Mr. Henry Goldsmith, with his characteristic desire to be ahead in everything, has put up one of the finest soda fountains in Southern Kansas. It is called the “Arctic,” is of marble, with elegant mountings, and is complete in every particular.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
Flags of all descriptions at Goldsmith’s; fireworks for sale at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.

Mr. Julius Goldsmith, a brother of our enterprising confec­tioner, from Sedalia, Missouri, is in the city, with the inten­tion of locating in some kind of business.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
On last Monday evening, Dec. 1st, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hollo­way entertained their many friends at their pleasant residence in South Winfield, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Holloway. A most delightful evening was spent in dancing, social converse, and in partaking of the various good things prepared by their kind hostess. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Root, Mrs. C. J. Adams; Misses Coldw­ell, Meech, Holmes, McCoy and Millington; Messrs. Harris, Robin­son, Goldsmith, Seward, Bahntge, and Suss. All united in wishing Mrs. Holloway many happy returns of this most pleasant birthday.
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
                          SWAIN & WATKINS, ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS.
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
A younger brother of Henry Goldsmith’s arrived here last week. He comes direct from Germany and has acquired but little of our language yet.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
See Goldsmith’s new ad in this paper.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.
Henry Goldsmith, with his usual enterprise, has received a full stock of political works, describing every president from Washington down, and containing much information of interest to the people.
Winfield Courier, October 21, 1880.
The Brettun is the name of a new brand of cigars at Goldsmith’s. They are named after our new Hotel.
Winfield Courier, October 21, 1880.
Henry Goldsmith is building up a splendid book trade. He carries the best line of books in southern Kansas.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.
Fitzgerald & Co., publishers of the Humboldt Library of popular scientific works, in a letter to Henry Goldsmith, of this city, pay our county the following compliment: “We are surprised to learn how large a sale our ‘Library’ is meeting with in your town; a sale unequaled save in some of the busy manufacturing centers of New England. Evidently Winfield is settled by Yankees of pure type. At least such appears to us to be the only explanation of the intellectual activity of its people.”
Winfield Courier, December 2, 1880.
Henry Goldsmith went to St. Louis last week, but returned Saturday.
Winfield Courier, December 2, 1880.

Henry Goldsmith has struck a lead which will be of great benefit to the people of this county. It is the extensive information usually found in encyclopedias and scientific works at a cost of from $100 to $200, which is put up in a cheap form and can be had at less than one-tenth of the usual cost. The people are taking hold of this opportunity, and Mr. Goldsmith is the instrument of a higher culture and wide intelligence in our midst.
Winfield Courier, February 24, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith received on Monday ten thousand “Little Sweethearts.” He brought us a box of her as a sample, and we herewith pronounce Henry a prince of generosity and his “Little Sweetheart” the finest cigar we ever smoked.
Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith left for Chicago and the east Monday after­noon. He goes to purchase a new stock.
Winfield Courier, April 7, 1881.
Tuesday’s mail brought to Henry Goldsmith and his brother the sad intelligence of their father’s death. He died at his home in Ostrowo, Prussia, on the 15th of March, of apoplexy. He was a man of many noble traits, and greatly beloved by his children. The blow is sudden and severe, and the boys have the sympathy of many friends.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Here is the famous Manny letter.
                                          “WINFIELD, KANS., April 1st, 1881.
Herewith I send you a car load of barley, which please sell for me and remit proceeds after deducting all expenses. I have tried my best to dispose of it in our neighboring towns, but have not succeeded. I have invested $20,000 in my brewery, and I do not believe I could get $500 for it now on account of the prohi­bition law. I have over $1,000 worth of beer in my vaults and am not allowed to sell a drop. My barley and malt cost me 95 cents a bushel, but I cannot get 50 cents for it now. You have no idea how our people are upset by the new law. A year ago our town was prospering, not a house or store to be had, and now you will find from 100 to 150 houses vacated. Stores that brought $50 a month rent are empty. The state of affairs is such that even our prohibition people are getting scared and regret what they have done. If you should find anything for me there, please let me know.
                                                        FRANK MANNY.”
Below are statements of businessmen and leading citizens of this city and county.
                                                     HENRY GOLDSMITH,
Dealer in books and stationary and news dealer. My business is generally better than it was last year, but I had reason from the short crops to expect a large decrease of trade. I sell more books, and more from my soda fountain. It is certainly too soon to make an estimate of the effect of prohibition upon my trade. Can tell better a year from now.
Winfield Courier, May 26, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith, our enterprising bookseller, deposited on our table, Wednesday morning, a copy of the Revised New Testa­ment. The new edition is a neat little book, and is sold in cloth for 25 cents, and boards for 50 cents. It is the regular authorized English edition.

Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
                                                      Henry Goldsmith: $5.00.
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith and W. C. Root left on Monday last for a trip to McPherson, Kansas. They went in a buggy and will take in all the towns lying between there and Winfield. Mr. Root will bring his wife home with him.
Winfield Courier, October 13, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith has gone east to lay in a stock of goods, and Jake now presides over the soda fountain.
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.
                                Handsome book, “Beautiful Ferns,” Henry Goldsmith.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith has taken down his soda fountain. Its absence brings to our mind the sad realization that winter is at hand.
Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith has published a beautiful calendar for the year 1882. It is a very fine one.
Winfield Courier, December 1, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith is prepared to sell small dealers in and about Winfield Holiday goods at lower prices than they have been in the habit of buying. A call and inspection will be convinc­ing. Our goods are bought from first hands in New York and are being sold at the very lowest prices.
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.
The cheapest and best line of toys, fancy goods, suitable for holiday gifts at Goldsmith’s.
Cowley County Courant, December 29, 1881.
Those peculiar vases of artificial flowers, that attract so much attention in Goldsmith’s window, were imported direct from Paris by Frank Manny.
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.

Jake Goldsmith is often upset by American customs. Jake had filled up a table in the center of the store room with a fine display of books; and to aid in their sale, had displayed over them the sign, “Any book on this table for one dollar.” In some manner a Webster’s unabridged dictionary had been misplaced and found its way to the table, and some person wishing to shake Jake up a little, placed the twelve dollar dictionary under his arm, handed Jake a dollar, and walked off. Jake broke for the man and informed him that one dollar wasn’t a flea bite toward paying for that dictionary. The gentleman appealed to the sign and to the place where he found the book; and Jake had to take it all back with what grace he could. Jake heaved a mighty sigh of relief when he gained possession of the book, and now he watches that table with the glance of an eagle. Jake says: “These Americans vas funny fellers anyhow.”
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
The Winfield Library has lately made a new addition to their shelves of about fifty dollars’ worth of books, purchased through Henry Goldsmith, and which consist of miscellaneous novels and biographies. We are glad to note every addition of this kind, and encourage in every way the persevering women who have this enterprise in hand. The COURANT would like much to see this organization furnished with a large and convenient room, central­ly located, and fitted up thoroughly, and to be used as a reading room. We would like to see the city furnish a regular support, enough to make it an assured and a permanent success. But the city has now slim source of revenue outside of taxation, and to keep such an institution up as it should be, would cause consid­erable expense. We hope, though, the ladies will be not discour­aged, but hold on to what they have; for if this city grows intellectually, a first-class reading room will be its chief attraction.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
No extra charge for Reserved seats, which can be secured at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
If Goldsmith’s prize doll is not called for by the holder of the lucky ticket in thirty days, it will go to number 828. Bertie Freeland holds this number.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
The proud and happy holder of ticket No. 387 which drew the prize doll turned up Saturday evening. He is not a newly married man as we predicted, nor was bashfulness the cause of his not coming forward. The simple fact is he had not taken the newspapers and wouldn’t have known he had a baby if someone hadn’t told him about it. His name is W. E. Gilbert, of Salt City. The “sweet thing” was turned over to him at half past four o’clock, and at thirty-one minutes past four he had swapped it off to Jake Goldsmith for $10.00. What on earth Jake wants with it remains to be seen. If we had it, we’d send it to boarding school.
Cowley County Courant, February 2, 1882.
The reading club met last evening at Miss Beeny’s, there being a good attendance. After the installation of officers for the ensuing year, the program was given by Mr. Smith, Miss Scothorn, Miss K. Millington, and Miss Lizzie Wallis. The program for the next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club will consist of selections by Mr. Connell, Mr. C. Bahntge, Mr. Lovell H. Webb, Mrs. Fred Hunt, Miss Allie Klingman, and Miss Jennie Haine.
H. Goldsmith and C. H. Connell were admitted to membership in the club.
Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.

The Post Office book store has looked strange during the past week without the presence of Mr. Jake Goldsmith, who has been off on a trip to Topeka and St. Louis, returning on last Monday night. Everybody missed Jake.
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 Win-field. 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 Kalo-meda set, given by Johnson & 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.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
Photographs of Jesse James for sale at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
Justice Soward has opened his office over Henry Goldsmith’s and is now transacting business as Justice of the Peace.
Cowley County Courant, May 4, 1882.

A short time ago when Henry Goldsmith was priming his soda fountain, two of our most violent temperance men were standing near the window that opens from the street into the basement, where the chemicals are kept and concocted, etc. Our two wor­thies were busily discussing the pros and cons of the prohibitory law, when the fumes of the mixing chemicals began to exude through the open window, taking them fairly in the nostrils. They looked at each other in sorrowful silence. “My friend,” said the Captain, solemnly, “you’ve been drinking this morning.” “Me!” exclaimed the friend. “I haven’t touched a drop of liquor of any kind whatever, for five years, and I don’t want you to accuse me of it, either.” “Oh, you can’t fool me; I can smell whiskey as quick as anybody.” “It’s your own breath you smell,” shrieked the friend. “Oh, you’re a pretty temperance man.” And just as crimination and recrimination was beginning to pass freely, the source of the perfume was happily discovered. How many people are wrongfully accused because appearances seem to be against them? Had not the gentlemen discovered their mistake, they would have both gone to the grave, each believing the other guilty.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
                                                  High School Commencement.
The third annual commencement exercises of the Winfield High School will be held in the Opera House Friday evening. The exercises will commence promptly at 8 o’clock, after which the doors will be opened only during music. Those who desire reserved seats can have them marked on the chart by calling at Goldsmith’s.
Cowley County Courant, May 25, 1882.
The social party at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson Thursday evening was one of the most enjoyable affairs within the history of Winfield. The Dr. and his estimable wife seem to thoroughly understand the art of entertaining their guests, and on this particular occasion, they were at their best, as it were.
The guests present were Miss L. Curry, Miss Andrews, Miss I. Bard, Miss I. McDonald, the Misses Wallis, Miss F. Beeney, Miss Jennie Haine, Miss A. Scothorn, Miss I. Meech, Miss Sadie French, Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Harry Bahntge, Eugene Wallis, W. H. Smith, W. A. Smith of Wichita, E. C. Seward, O. M. Seward, C. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Capt. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, W. A. Walton, and Henry Goldsmith.
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.

We were truly sorry to be unable to attend the party at the residence of our young friend, Chas. Bahntge, Thursday evening, but those who attended enjoyed one of the most pleasant evenings spent in Winfield for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge have a large number of friends in Winfield, and those who were so royally entertained at their home Thursday evening think more of them now than ever before. The following is a list of those who were present: Misses McCoy, Jennie Hane, Amy Scothorn, Jessie Millington, Kate Millington, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis,         Roberts, Florence Beeny, Josie Bard, Mrs. French, Miss Smith, W. C. Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Lou. Zenor, Lovell Webb, H. Gold­smith, C. C. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, of Sedgwick, Mrs. Carson, of Cherryvale, Mrs. Geo. Rhodes, W. H. Smith, Chas. Fuller, Jas. Lawton, Mr. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Richard Bowles, Eugene Wallis, O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
The party given on last Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge was one of the most enjoyable ever given here, and was looked forward to with pleasant anticipation for some time previous, for it is a well known society fact that Mrs. Bahntge’s charming little house with its merry occupants insure a lively time to their fortunate guests, and last Thursday evening was no exception to the rule. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while a refreshing repast was served at a seasonable hour which was fully appreciated, and at a late hour the company dispersed, with hearty thanks to their kind host and hostess for the very pleasant evening spent. We append a list of those present.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read.
Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood.
Mr. and Mrs. Buckman.
Judge and Mrs. Soward.
Dr. and Mrs. Emerson.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Whitney, of Wichita.
Mrs. Carson, of Cherryvale.
Mrs. Hackney.
Misses Nettie McCoy, Jennie Hane, Amy Scothorn, Kate and Jessie Millington, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Belle Roberts, Florence Beeny, Josie Bard, Sadie French, Hila Smith.
Messrs. W. C. and Ivan Robinson, L. D. Zenor, L. H. Webb, Henry Goldsmith, C. C. Harris, W. H. Smith, C. E. Fuller, Jas. Lorton, C. Campbell, C. H. Connell, S. E. Davis, R. M. Bowles, Eugene Wallis, and O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
Henry Goldsmith has bought the Captain Stevens’ house, which was built by A. A. Jackson in the winter of 1870-71. Henry and his brother Jake will soon move in and keep batch until their mother and sister arrive from Germany and take charge. The latter will leave for this place July 15th.
Cowley County Courant, June 8, 1882.
Henry Goldsmith has just purchased Captain Stevens’ dwell­ing, lately occupied by Mr. Eastman. It is one of the most desirable residences in town, and at first blush it would appear as if Henry was securing a cage for some unknown bird; but in this case, we must relieve him from any such suspicion, as he made the purchase for a home for his aged mother, who will leave Germany next month. Until then, Henry and Jake will keep house alone.

Cowley County Courant, July 6, 1882.
Notwithstanding the failure of the committee on the 4th of July celebration, and now that the thing is over, we will say they were wholly and utterly inexcusable. A large crowd gathered at Riverside Park, to enjoy themselves in exercises peculiar to the day. The first thing on the program was singing by the Glee club, composed of Messrs. Buckman, Snow, and Blair, and Misses Bard and Tresize, with Miss Nettie McCoy as organist, which of course insured the best of music. After prayer by Rev. J. Cairns, the declamation of Independence was read by W. C. Robinson, in a clear, forcible manner. Then came the oration by Samuel Davis, Esq., this being his first effort, or as it is generally written, “maiden speech.” Sam astonished everybody except those who knew him best. Few young men are born with so much ability, and fewer still put it to so good account. Mr. Davis comes of pure Kentucky stock, and closely related to some of the greatest orators that state ever produced, which is saying a great deal when we remember that Clay, Murhall, Breckinridge, and Crittenden were natives of Kentucky. Sam will yet make his mark.
After more music an eloquent speech was made by Judge J. Wade McDonald, followed by Judge Tipton. We will not stop here to particularize, for it is not only expected, but understood, that these gentlemen always acquit themselves with distinguished credit.
The main feature of the day was the baby show. The meeting appointed three of the very best men that could be found for judges, namely: Will C. Robinson, Henry Goldsmith, and Hon. S. C. Smith. Mr. Robinson took his appointment as he should, of course, philosophically, and stood his ground like a man. But Smith and Goldsmith, terrorized by the array, not of the babies, but of the babies’ mothers, weakened at the last moment, and took to the woods. But the irrepressible W. J. Hodges followed and brought them back. The committee was then duly organized and then the baby show proceeded.
The first little cherub shown was the child of David and Mrs. Wilson. This was handed to Mr. Robinson, who took it more or less gingerly in his arms and acted to all outward appearances as if he had never held one before. The next one came to Henry Goldsmith, who exhibited all the signs of being perfectly famil­iar with the whole baby subject. But when it came the turn of our worthy County Commissioner to hold the third one, he evinced every symptom of baby phobia. He took it on his right arm, then on his left, then on his knees, then with both hands he held it to his bosom, and with a smile, too ghastly to last any time at all, made believe to kiss it. Only one premium being offered, it soon became painfully evident that the judges were lost. The first premium was however awarded to the baby of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, but just what for the judges themselves couldn’t say. What to do with the others now became a very serious question. Will had shown his good sense and judg­ment in getting the first premiums for the one he held, for then he could get it off his hands, literally and metaphorically, with a good grace. Then Mr. Hodges came to the rescue, offered to pay the second premium out of his own pocket. That disposed of Mr. Goldsmith’s baby.

Now came the overpowering climax of the entire show. S. C. couldn’t return his little responsibility, olive branch of affection, for, in his consternation and confusion, he had lost track of its mother, and the mother, presumably mad because her darling failed to receive a prize, repudiated the little angel. Here was confusion worse confounded for our friend. At last, in his anguish, he pulled out a brand new silver dollar and offered it as a third premium. Now if S. C. had ever in his life under­stood this baby business, or had any experience whatever, or had his wife about him, he would have known that the lady he offered the premium and the baby to, was not its mother, never had been, and to all appearances never would or could be.
What was the man to do. There he was with a six months old baby on his hands, before the assembled wit and beauty of Winfield, and he an old bachelor. Do you wonder that the cold clammy sweat of outraged innocence and bashfulness coursed down his back? That was two o’clock in the afternoon, on the 4th day of July, the thermometer just 106 in the shade. He tried several motherly looking females but to no avail. When W. J. Hodges, always on hand, came to the rescue, and relieved him of both the baby and the dollar, and in his facetious way said, “Here is Smith with a baby on his hands, and willing to give a dollar to any lady who will mother it,” the effect was electrical. We may not be just accurate in our exact notings of the performance, but in the main are correct. The day was one of unalloyed enjoyment to those who participated and will be long remembered in the hearts, minds, and thoughts of our people.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
                                                       Winfield’s Celebration.

A number of our public spirited citizens concluded that it would not do to let the Fourth pass without the citizens of Winfield and vicinity celebrating in some way, the 100th anniversary of the Nation’s birth, so they got up a picnic at Riverside Park and arranged a program which proved a success, and drew a very large crowd with well-filled baskets from the city and surrounding country. The forenoon was passed in a very agreeable manner with music, singing, and various amusements. At 1 o’clock, after all had feasted sumptuously, the afternoon exercises began with music by a quartette selection from Winfield’s best musical talent, consisting of Messrs. Buckman and Snow and Mrs. Jewell and Swain, with Miss McCoy as instrumentalist, after which was the opening prayer by Rev. Cairns. The Declaration of Independence was read in a very able manner by Mr. Will Robinson. Samuel E. Davis then made his first appearance before the public as a speaker in a very eloquent and poetical oration. Sam astonished the audience by his pleasing manners and the ability with which he handled the subject of our Country’s Greatness, and it was a production that is not only a credit and an honor to himself, but one of which everyone may feel proud, coming as it did from a young man who has grown up with Cowley County, and whom we all feel is one of “our boys.” He was followed by Judges McDonald and Tipton, who delivered very sound and flowery addresses, overflowing with eloquence and true sentiment. These gentlemen are too well known throughout Cowley as able orators to make further comment necessary. After more music came the most interesting feature of the program to the mothers—the “baby show.” Three of our best looking old bachelors had been selected as judges: Messrs. Will Robinson, S. C. Smith, and Henry Goldsmith. They were to award the $3.00 premium to the prettiest cherub, $2.00 to the next, and $1.00 to the third. The boys gave the mothers a “fair and impartial” chance, and did their duty manfully, though their faces at times resembled a full bloom rose. A decision was finally reached and the following happy mothers received the premiums. Mrs. David Wilson, first premium; Mrs. Rev. Lahr, second; and Mrs. Thorpe, third. There were several foot races, boating, and many sources of amusement afforded those present. Taking the affair as a whole, it was a decided success, and the originators are entitled to much credit for the patriotic spirit shown in getting up the picnic.
Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.
Mr. Julius Goldsmith, a brother of Henry, who spent several months here in 1880, returned last week and will hereafter make his home in Winfield. He has been putting in his time in Clinton, Missouri.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Monday afternoon Henry Goldsmith got a telegram to meet his mother and sister, on the way from Germany, at Sedalia. The boy started at once for the depot on a run, without grip or clean shirt, and reached the train just as it was pulling out.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Henry Goldsmith is engaged in largely improving the dwelling he lately bought from Captain Stevens.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.
Mrs. Goldsmith, accompanied by her son, daughter, and niece arrived in our city Thursday evening, and at once took up housekeeping in the pleasant home Henry had prepared for them. They came straight from Germany, and, for the first time in very many years, the family is again united. We wish them much joy in their new home, and hope they may find many friends in our city who will help to reconcile them to the change of home and country which must fall hard upon the mother.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
Wanted: A girl or woman to do house-work. A German preferred. Apply at H. Goldsmith’s, post office.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.
Slates, Ink, Pencils, at Goldsmith’s Book Store.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
The Winfield Dramatic Club was organized at the Telegram office last Wednesday evening, D. L. Kretsinger, President; Will Robinson, Vice-president; Charlie Bahntge, Secretary; Richard M. Bowles, Stage Manager; and Will Wilson, Treasurer. The membership was limited to twenty and all admissions must be by unanimous vote. The charter members are A. T. Spotswood, W. C. Robinson, D. L. Kretsinger, W. J. Wilson, Sam E. Davis, L. D. Zenor, R. M. Bowles, C. F. Bahntge, L. H. Webb, Henry Goldsmith, E. E. Thorpe, and Ed. P. Greer.
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.
Henry Goldsmith is off to the east for the purchase of his fall stock of goods.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
Henry Goldsmith has been making some changes in his store preparatory to getting in his Christmas stock.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Cups and saucers at Goldsmith’s Bookstore.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.

Concert and dramatic entertainment at the Opera House Friday evening. Admittance 25 cents. Reserved seats at Goldsmith’s without extra charge.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Be sure to visit Goldsmith’s holiday emporium, for you will find there anything in the line of holiday gifts at popular prices.
A full set of Dickens’, 15 volumes, for $8.50 at Goldsmith’s Book Store.
Look at the fine Autograph Albums at Goldsmith’s.
Dolls in great variety very cheap at Goldsmith’s.
Ladies’ Bags at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
Hill’s Manual, only $5.50, at Goldsmith’s.
Poems in all styles and bindings at Goldsmith’s.
Buy your boys a drum or tool chest at Goldsmith’s.
Only a few Chatterboxes at 75 cents are left at Goldsmith’s.
Picture frames at Goldsmith’s cheaper than any in the city.
Only a few sets of Dickens’ works, 15 volumes for $8.50, at Goldsmith’s.
A few copies of latest edition of Bryant’s Library of Poetry and Song, at $4.50 at Goldsmith’s.
Have you seen the “Spanish Dancing Girl” at Goldsmith’s? It may be given to you as a Christmas gift.
Have you seen Goldsmith’s bargain counter? You can find books on most any subject you choose, at only $1.00.
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1882.
If you wish Johnson’s Cyclopaedia, latest edition, I can obtain it for you in the 4 volume edition at $45, which is $6 less than agents’ prices; or the 8 volume edition of the same at $58, which is $7 less than agents’ price. I will guarantee this edition the same as sold by agents. The quantity of sets is only limited.
                                                     HENRY GOLDSMITH.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
Sam Gilbert now has the prettiest (?) Girl in town. He held the number 565, which drew the Spanish Dancing Girl at Goldsmith’s. A large crowd witnessed the disposal Monday evening.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
                                        What Our People Did During the Holidays.
Miss Theresa Goldsmith went home to Clinton, Missouri, to spend the holidays with her parents.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.
Miss Theresa Goldsmith has been transferred from the first Intermediate department of the public school in the East Ward to the same department in the West Ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Ella Kelly. Mrs. A. P. Johnson takes the place of Miss Goldsmith in the East Ward.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.
                                             The Wilberforce Concert Company.

This company of colored singers will visit Winfield and give one of their concerts on next Saturday evening at the Opera House, in the interest of Wilberforce University, located at Xenia, Ohio. They come to Winfield under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church. General Admission 25 cents; reserved seats 50 cents, to be had at Goldsmith’s; children under 12 years, 25 cents. This company comes from my former home, Xenia, Ohio, where Wilberforce University is located. All the prominent citizens of that place unite in giving them most hearty endorsement and commendation. Their concerts are spoken of in the highest terms, not only by those whose names are found on their circulars, but by a number who have written to me personally and who have heard them in Kansas within the past few weeks. Jas. E. Platter.
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
At the last meeting of the Ivanhoe Club, the annual election of officers took place. The election was a follows: President, W. H. Smith; Vice President, Geo. W. Robinson; Secretary, Miss Theresa Goldsmith; Treasurer, Miss Lizzie Wallis. The Club begins its new administration under favorable auspices and is certainly a very pleasant and enjoyable company, and we presume our young friends are improving greatly under its instruction. However, it is to be hoped that they will see to it to give another entertainment, such as that given last year. It would certainly be well received. The club meets next Tuesday evening with the Misses Aldrich.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
                                                      A Monumental Fraud,
                              With an Attempt to Make Anti-Prohibition Capital,
                                          And Establish Glickeries in Winfield.
                                                 A PETITION AND REPLY.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
                                          One of the petitioners: Henry Goldsmith.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club will be held at the home of W. H. Smith, Tuesday, February 6th, with the following programme for miscellaneous reading: Misses E. Crippen, A. Aldrich, A. Klingman, F. Beeney, T. Goldsmith; Messrs. L. Zenor, E. Nixon, W. Wilson, Geo. Robinson. The readers are expected to be present and prepared, or appoint a substitute. Theresa Goldsmith, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.

Jake Goldsmith spent last week at Topeka among our law-makers. He was much interested in the legislative proceedings.
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.
Dr. L. Burgheim, of Columbus, Texas, is visiting with his cousin, Henry Goldsmith. The Doctor is a highly cultured and intelligent gentleman and is watching the course and effects of prohibition in Kansas with much interest.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1883.
Dust. The publishers, Fords, Howard & Halburt, No. 27 Park Place, New York, have favored us with a copy of “Dust,” a new novel by Julian Hawthorne. It is a well bound book of 400 pages, written in Hawthorne’s best style, and is a work of thrilling interest and of moral and historical value at the same time. It is for sale for $1.25 at Henry Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup in chair. Roll called. Present: Councilman Gary, Wilson, and Read; absent, Councilman McMullen.
Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. A petition from H. Goldsmith and others for a sidewalk along the north side of Seventh Avenue, on the south side of blocks 126, 146, and 166 was presented and read. On motion the prayer of the petitioners was granted and the City Attorney was instructed to draw an ordinance accordingly.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Miscellaneous and standard books at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
A slight-of-hand fraud calling himself the “only original Robert Hazel,” held forth at the Opera House Saturday evening. It was a sort of a gift enterprise and drew a big house at thirty-five cents a head. The show was a gigantic fraud. Several presents were given away
—a couple of sacks of flour and some little combs, and the boss announced that those who were not supplied should call on Henry Goldsmith Monday morning. About a hundred called by, and as Henry knew nothing of it, their hopes of getting even part of their money back were blasted. The fellow left for Independence Monday.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge has been offered for the next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club on Tuesday, May 1. The following are on duty for miscellaneous selections: Miss Kate Millington, Mr. W. C. Smith, Miss Theresa Goldsmith, L. H. Webb, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Miss Allie Klingman, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge. As the club is to adjourn for the summer and as preliminary arrangements for a “Basket Picnic” are to be made, the members are earnestly solicited to attend. THERESA GOLDSMITH, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
Henry Goldsmith has purchased a large safe for storing his valuables. The burglar business has at least been a bonanza for safe men.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Henry Goldsmith has put up a canvas awning to keep out the bright rays of the morning sun. It may be useful also to catch hail stones to supply his fountain with ice.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Miss Theresa Goldsmith left Wednesday morning for her home in Clinton, Missouri, where she will teach this summer. Miss Huldah Goldsmith goes with her for a few weeks’ visit.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                Where the Money Came From.
The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.
                                                      Henry Goldsmith: $5.00.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
A pleasant young party consisting of Miss Leota Gary, Miss Mary Berkey, Miss Ida Johnson, Miss Carrie Anderson, and Messrs. Harry Ball, Jacob Goldsmith, Ed. McMullen, Ad. Brown, Will McClellan, and some others whose names we did not get, went down to the Territory last Sunday to see the new Indian school building.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
                                                    WE WILL CELEBRATE.
                                     An Enthusiastic Meeting and Gratifying Results.
By virtue of a previous call, the citizens met to devise ways and means for a 4th of July celebration at Winfield. Capt. J. S. Hunt was elected President, and O. M. Seward, Secretary.
Hon. C. C. Black stated the object of the meeting, and Col. Whiting moved to celebrate. Carried.
On motion Mayor Emerson was elected President of the day, and Col. Whiting, Marshal, with power to select his own aids, and have general charge of programme for the day.
On motion the following committees were appointed.
Finance: J. P. Baden, J. B. Lynn, M. L. Robinson.
Grounds: S. C. Smith, D. L. Kretsinger, E. P. Greer.
Programme: J. C. McMullen, J. L. Horning, H. D. Gans.
Committee on Indians: J. W. Hodges, N. C. Myers, Col. Whiting.
Special Trains: Kennedy, Branham, H. E. Asp.
Amusements: C. C. Black, T. M. McGuire, John Keck, Jas. Vance, A. T. Spotswood, and J. Wade McDonald.
Fire Works: Henry Goldsmith, J. P. Baden, M. O’Hara.
Music: Crippen, Buckman, Snow.
Military Display: Capt. Haight, Dr. Wells, Col. Whiting.
Speakers: Rembaugh, Millington, Hackney.
On motion the meeting adjourned to meet at call of president, or chairman of committees.
                                                      J. S. HUNT, President.
O. M. SEWARD, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
Stationery and blank books at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.
Henry Goldsmith left Tuesday for a trip to Missouri.

Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.
Jake Goldsmith packed a cracker-box with his other shirt, borrowed a pair of stockings, and started East Tuesday. He will visit St. Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati, and devote his time to sightseeing and rest. We wish him a pleasant time.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
Summer reading—such as light but good novels, at Goldsmith’s.
Elegant styles of Paperteries at Goldsmith’s.
A fine line of ladies’ satchels just received at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.
Jake Goldsmith returned from his journeyings Monday evening. He has been all over the East during the last month and returns refreshed and ready for business.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
Every school book in use in this county for sale at publishers prices by Henry Goldsmith, the Post Office Bookseller.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
Mr. Ed. Burgheim, a cousin of Jake and Henry Goldsmith, came in from Cincinnati last week and has taken a position with Henry.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.
Henry Goldsmith returned from the east Friday, bringing with him his mother and sister, who have been visiting there.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Henry Goldsmith is opening a fine line of Holiday Goods: the finest assortment that ever was brought to this city.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
The most delightful entertainment of the season was given by Dr. & Mrs. Geo. Emerson on Tuesday evening of this week. The guests present were: Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. J. Wade McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Baird, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs.
M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mrs. F. Mendell of Texas, Mrs. H. P. Mansfield of Burden, Mrs. Perkins, late of Australia, Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mrs. C. L. Harter; Misses Lizzie Wallis, Margie Wallis, Jennie Hane, Florence Beeney, Nettie R. McCoy, Huldah Goldsmith, Cloyd Brass, Sadie French, Julia Smith, Jessie Meech, Caro Meech, Jesse Millington; Messrs. M. J. O’Meara, D. L. 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.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.
The “Chatterbox” only 50 cents at Goldsmith’s.
A complete set of Dickens’ works, 15 volumes, only $7.50, can be had at Henry Goldsmith’s.

Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.
Cups and Saucer, Vases and other varieties of glassware almost given away at Goldsmith’s.
A beautiful family Bible which you pay $6.00 for to agents, you can buy at Goldsmith’s for half the amount, $3.00.
Gold Pens at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Ladies’ Card Cases in pearl and leather at Goldsmith’s.
A Meerschaum cigar holder or pipe is a suitable present to gentlemen. Genuine goods may be found at Goldsmith’s.
Look at Goldsmith’s dolls before buying elsewhere, because they are nicer and cheaper than any line in the city.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
During the water works test on Monday, Jo. Harter and Henry Goldsmith had some of their goods injured by the streams from the hose being turned on their respective places of business. The loss was satisfactorily adjusted by the water company.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1884.
The Directors of the Building & Loan Association organized Tuesday night by electing R. E. Wallis, president; Henry Goldsmith, vice president; J. F. McMullen, Secretary, and J. P. Short, Treasurer.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
                                                              More Fires.
Again, on Sunday evening, an attempt was made to set fire to property in the city. A lot of hay was stuffed under the rear end of Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store and ignited. It was done about half past seven o’clock in the evening. Mr. James McLain, who has been acting as night watchman, first discovered and put it out. Shortly before, when walking across Manning Street and Tenth Avenue, he passed a man who was walking hurriedly. As soon as he passed, the man broke into a run, and a moment after McLain discovered the fire. When he turned, the man had disappeared in the darkness. What the object of these incendiaries is cannot be defined. The fire in the Hodges barn could have injured but little business property if successful. The fire started in the Shenneman barn, immediately after, when the hose was handy and hundreds of people standing around to use it, could not have been set with a very villainous intent to destroy, as the destroyer might have known it would be put out in a minute. The setting of the Sunday evening fire early in the evening, when everyone was about, showed a lack of deep intent to do great injury. However, our people have resolved to put a stop to it, and to that end the following paper has been prepared and duly signed, and the total sum of $222.50 goes to the person who runs the fire-bugs in.
We, the undersigned, promise to pay the sum set against our respective names as a reward for the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons engaged in setting any incendiary fire in the city of Winfield, either heretofore or hereafter.

S. C. Smith, T. K. Johnston, Horning & Whitney, Wm. Newton, Hudson Bros., McGuire Bros., J. B. Lynn, Geo. Emerson, COURIER Co., Ella C. Shenneman, W. S. Mendenhall, Winfield Bank, M. L. Read’s Bank, Rinker & Cochran, Miller & Dawson, H. Beard, Whiting Bros., Hendricks & Wilson, A. E. Bard, Johnston & Hill, J. N. Harter, Farmers Bank, Wallis & Wallis, F. V. Rowland, J. S. Mann, Hughes & Cooper, A. B. Arment, Quincy A. Glass, W. L. Morehouse, McDonald & Miner, Curns & Manser, J. D. Pryor, M. Hahn & Co., O’Meara & Randolph, S. H. Myton, J. P. Baden, Telegram, Scofield & Keck, Henry Goldsmith.
R. E. Sydal, S. D. Pryor, E. G. Cole, Kraft & Dix, H. Brown & Son, Brotherton & Silver, F. M. Friend, F. H. Blair, F. H. Bull, T. J. Harris, Albro & Dorley.
                                                   TOTAL RAISED: $222.50
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
                                            For the Benefit of the Ladies’ Library.
A lecture will be delivered in the Opera House on Monday evening, Feb. 18th, by the Rev. Dr. Kirkwood. The subject of the lecture is The New Theories Concerning the Great Pyramid. Admittance for adults, 25 cents; children, 15 cents. No extra charge for reserved seats. Tickets to be had at Goldsmith’s. This lecture was prepared for the entertainment of the parishioners and friends of Dr. Kirkwood in Ohio. It was delivered a few times in neighboring churches for the benefit of some department of their work.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
The mere announcement of the fact that the Wilberforce University Singers will appear in the Opera House on Monday evening next, will, we think, fill the House on that occasion. They were received on their former visit with loud encomiums. They come under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church of this city. Tickets on sale at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
In order to secure Camilla Urso, the great lady violinist, one hundred and fifty tickets were subscribed for with the understanding that subscribers may have the first choice. The chart for reserved seats will be opened up to noon today (Thursday) at Goldsmith’s, for subscribers only. After that time the sale is open to all.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Professor Farringer’s concert tonight (Thursday). Reserved seats can be secured without extra charge at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
A fine selection of wall paper at Henry Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Miss Nettie R. McCoy and class will give another of their interesting concerts on Tuesday evening April 8th at the Opera House. They will be assisted by the Courier Band. Tickets 10 cents, for sale at Goldsmith’s. Doors open at 7:30; concert begins promptly at 8 o’clock.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Henry Goldsmith has run service pipe from the waterworks into the cellar of his store for use with his soda fountain and put in a fountain tumbler-washer that is very attractive and convenient.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.

Henry Goldsmith has filled his tumbler fountain with a number of the finny tribe and is running the soda-water business on an elevated plan.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.
Mr. A. Goldsmith, brother of Henry and Jake, has returned from St. Louis, where he has been attending a Medical Institute and will spend his vacation in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
Julius Goldsmith is again with the folks at home. He has spent the last year in Huron, Dacotah.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
Jake Goldsmith returned last week from a short visit with Missouri friends.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
Julius Goldsmith now holds forth as a salesman in J. P. Baden’s dry goods department.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1884.
Henry Goldsmith went out to Medicine Lodge last week and invested in a lot on which he will erect a business house. It will probably be occupied by Julius Goldsmith with a clothing stock.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
All text books used in Cowley County for sale at Goldsmiths.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
No one should fail to hear the Edward Clifford Dramatic Company at the Opera House next Monday evening, in “The Planter’s Wife.” Tickets, 50 and 75 cents; will be on sale at Goldsmith’s. Miss Constance Stanley, the star, has achieved great fame in this play and the whole company is highly commended by the press. Miss Stanley’s wardrobe is superb and her acting unexcelled. All should hear her.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
Henry Goldsmith left Tuesday for New York to lay in a holiday stock.
Winfield Courier, November 13, 1884.
Henry Goldsmith got in from New York City yesterday.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
Henry Goldsmith has opened the Holiday Bazaar during the month of December for the sale of holiday goods. Remember the place next to Wallis & Wallis.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
Miss Hulda Goldsmith will return this week from New York City, where she has been visiting since June last.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
Henry Goldsmith opened his mammoth Christmas Bazaar Saturday evening in grand style. He had the band out in front playing popular airs, while the brilliantly lighted room was filled with admiring customers. Henry is full of enterprise.
                                                            To The Public.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
On Thursday evening, January 1st, 1885, will be the grand distribution of our holiday presents. You are all invited to be present at the Holiday Bazaar. Respectfully,
                                                           Henry Goldsmith.

                                          Henry Goldsmith. The Novelty Man.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Mr. Goldsmith has thoroughly demonstrated the success of advertising in the manner in which he managed the holiday trade. He realized that this being a dull season, trade on Christmas goods would be light, but this didn’t keep him from buying heavily. He laid in a big stock, rented an extra room, and prepared to get a corner in trade by opening up his holiday bazaar. Then he made the printers ink fly, had numerous play-card “ads.,” filled his store with customers and succeeded in clearing out his stock nicely. His enterprise and grit brought their reward, as they always do. Henry understands how to carry on a business successfully. His success in Winfield is due to keen judgment, quick business ability, and the fact that he has the most complete book, stationery, and novelty store in the state.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
The list of successful numbers at Goldsmith’s holiday gift distribution are as follows:
1st prize—ship, No. 58 Q.
2nd prize—doll, No. 31 G.
3rd prize—donkey, No. 15 A.
4th prize—tool box, No. 9 D.
5th prize—dishes, No. 68 F.
6th prize—monkey, 21 Y.
The 2d prize has been claimed by Mr. A. H. Doane, the 3d by Mr. W. D. Wilson, the 4th by Mr. Pratt, and the 5th by Miss Wallis. The 1st and 6th prizes are still unclaimed. The holders of the winning numbers will please claim the articles. In case they are not claimed in thirty days, the following are the substitute numbers entitled to those gifts:
1st substitute on ship, No. 87 Z.
2nd substitute on ship, No. 25 F.
3rd substitute on ship, 56 Z.
4th substitute on ship, 84 D.
1st substitute on monkey, 64 D.
2nd substitute on money, 71 F.
3rd substitute on monkey, 64 E.
4th substitute on money, 17 L.
These substitute numbers are drawn to prevent any prize being unclaimed. Only one substitute can get the gifts. Respectfully, Henry Goldsmith.
                                       Winfield Building and Loan Association.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of this association was held on Monday evening with a fair attendance. The reports of the secretary and treasurer were read, exhibiting in detail its affairs. From these reports it appears that there has been loaned by the association on bond and mortgages $11,750, secured by first lien on productive real estate in each case of more than double the amount of the loan. The association has three series running and aggregating about 450 shares, and opened a fourth series on the first of January, upon which nearly a hundred shares have already been subscribed. It was shown that the profit on the first series for three years, since it was first taken, amounted to $26.50 on the investment of $36.00, and on the second series, upon an investment of $24.00, $6.50 for two years, and on the third series, an investment of $12.00 for the past year, a profit of $1.75. The stock is paid in monthly installments at $1.00 per share. The institution is growing finely and is a befit to Winfield in building houses and in furnishing a safe and profitable way of investing monthly savings. The new board of directors consists of W. C. Robinson, A. B. Snow, C. F. Bahntge, J. F. McMullen, C. E. Fuller, J. P. Short, J. S. Mann, J. W. Connor, and A. T. Spotswood.
The Board met on Tuesday evening and elected their officers for the coming year: President, J. S. Mann; Vice President, J. W. Connor; Treasurer, Henry Goldsmith; Secretary, J. F. McMullen. Subscriptions to the fourth series may be made at the secretary’s office on 9th Avenue.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
Wendling will give us the Devil at the Opera House Tuesday evening next. Don’t fail to catch it. Tickets at Goldsmith’s, 50 cents; no charge for reserved seats. Proceeds for the refinement and education of Winfield in the maintenance of the Ladies Library Association.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
Jake Goldsmith came in from Medicine Lodge last Thursday, where he had charge of the clothing house of Goldsmith Brothers, while Julius visited here. Jake thinks the denizens of the Lodge too “wild and wooly” for him.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Miss Gussie Marx, of Wichita, is visiting her friend, Miss Hulda Goldsmith.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Jake Goldsmith left Tuesday for Medicine Lodge, to spend a few weeks with Julius, and be present at the ball and banquet of the 15th, in celebration of the opening of the “Southwestern,” said to be the finest hotel in the southwest, and whose landlords will be Frank Lockwood, John Crenshaw, and Ben Phillips, well known in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
The annual masquerade party of the Winfield Social Club has been the crowning social event of every winter for years past, and the one at the Opera House last Thursday evening was all that past successors could have spoken for it—in fact, many pronounce it superior to preceding ones in selectness and refinement of conduct. It was free from the promiscuous crowd and jam that usually characterize such gatherings, there being just maskers enough to fill the floor nicely and make dancing most enjoyable. The characters represented were varied and unique, elicited much admiration from the large number of spectators, and we regret our lack of space to mention each in detail. Following are the names of the maskers and the characters represented.

Ladies: Miss Nellie Cole, Cerus; Miss Mattie Harrison, Milk Maid; Miss Iowa Roberts, Water Nymph; Miss A. Marks, Wichita, Fancy Costume; Miss Leota Gary, Flower Girl; Mrs. J. L. Horning, Ghost; Miss Nina Anderson, Fancy Costume; Misses Emma and Mattie Emerson, Fancy Costumes; Miss Anna Hyde, Spanish Lady; Miss Sarah Kelly, Fancy Costume; Miss Carrie Anderson, Fancy Costume; Mrs. Ed. Cole, Folly; Mrs. Lovell Webb, Cards; Mrs. D. Rodocker, Daily News; Mrs. George Dresser, Sailor Girl; Miss Mattie Kinne, Frost; Miss Jennie Snow, Cotton Girl; Miss Hulda Goldsmith, Flower Girl; Miss Jennie Lowry, Butterfly; Miss Hattie Stolp, Fancy Costume; Miss Ida Johnston, Music; Miss Lou Clarke, Fancy Costume.
Gentlemen: B. W. Matlack, Jumping Jack; Dr. C. C. Green, Monkey and Dude; Everett Schuler, British Artilleryman; Eli Youngheim, Humpty Dumpty; Eugene Wallis, Noble Red Man; Ed. McMullen, Phillip’s Best; F. F. Leland, Double-action Pussy and Flying Dutchman; George Read, The Devil; Fred Ballein, Hamlet; D. A. Sickafoose, Page; Frank Weaverling, Mexican; A. B. Taylor, Indian War Chief; Charles Roberts, Old Uncle Joe; W. H. Hodges, Highlander; Jos. O’Hare, British Officer; Addison Brown, Highlander; J. E. Jones, Sailor; George Schuler, Page; Tom Eaton, O’Donovan Rossa; M. H. Ewart, Page; Jake Goldsmith, Clown; M. J. O’Meara, Humpty Dumpty; S. Kleeman, Black Dude; Laban Moore, Monkey; John Hudson, Clown; Frank K. Grosscup, Spanish Cavalier; A. Snowhill, Prince; A. Gogle, King Henry; Frank H. Greer, Beggar’s Student.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
The primary duty of an usher at a theatrical entertainment, where a reserved seat plat is used, is to see that people get the seats to which their tickets entitle them, and the usher who isn’t alert enough to do this ought to be unceremoniously bounced. The idea that anyone should be subject to embarrassment or be compelled to demand a seat reserved and paid for, is an outrage. These remarks are prompted by just this thing occurring in five or six instances at the “World” last night. Parties holding seats in section “B” were seated in seats of the same number for section “C” and similar mistakes, and the parties who held the rightful checks, finding their seats occupied, were given the alternative of going home or appropriating any seat they could find. And this same trouble is numerously occurring at different entertainments. Goldsmith brothers, who reserve the tickets, are sometimes blamed for this, but holders of tickets know that the blame is with the ushers. The checks are carefully and properly numbered, but the usher mixes the holders around at will. Let an usher post himself thoroughly, be alert, and all will be well. Winfield has no ill-mannered boors who will knowingly appropriate a seat someone else has paid for, so no trouble comes from this source.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
                                                            THE LEADING
                                                   Book and Stationery House
                                                         OF THE TOWN IS
                                                  HENRY GOLDSMITH’S.
                                                   AT THE POST OFFICE.
                                                   GOLDSMITH GETS IT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith has purchased the postoffice building of Col. E. C. Manning, receiving the deed today. He paid $12,100. It is the best stand in the city, especially for a business like Mr. Goldsmith’s, is bound to increase in value as the city develops and is a good investment. Henry is climbing right up in business circles.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
L H Manning and husband to Henry Goldsmith, 70 feet of lot 12 blk 108, Winfield, quitclaim: $1.00
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith contemplates a fine new plate front in his post-office building, with a corner entrance. Good scheme. Do it quick.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
The case of Henry Goldsmith against Jerome E. Beck, foreclosure of $337 mortgage, has been filed in the District Court.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Our Democratic friends are in a squabble over the postoffice location. Henry Goldsmith refused to extend the lease for the present location, considering the postoffice a nuisance to his business, which it is, and P. M. Rembaugh leased the rooms now occupied by the express offices, with the stipulation that all partitions be taken out and a twelve foot extension, with large arches, be put on the north. Then began the trouble. Some of the Dems. wanted it in the north end of town, offering a stock company to build on the Jennings-Crippen lot, corner of 8th Avenue and Main. Others wanted it put on Ninth Avenue, and a stock company offer to buy the Fahey building, where the Ninth Avenue Hotel now is. The house is divided against itself and numerous caucuses fail to bring peace. George is immovable, and will put the postoffice where he pleases, in conformity to public convenience and general satisfaction, regardless of the postoffice location cranks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith has torn away the unsightly wood stairway that has led to the postoffice heaven for years, and put in its stead a neat and substantial iron stairway.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
The fine front stairway and portico put in by Henry Goldsmith on the south of his building are a vast improvement and the city should have more such. It is truly metropolitan and in harmony with Winfield’s air of progress.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
                 2168. Henry Goldsmith vs Jerome E Beck et al. A. J. Pyburn for plaintiff.
                                                    KIOWA EXCURSION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
In answer to many questions, and for the benefit of those that could not avail themselves of the opportunity of taking in the excursion of Kiowa, I will try and give a few outlines of the trip.

Among the excursionists from Cowley, I noticed the following persons: J. J. Johnson, New Salem; F. M. Fall, Cambridge; J. Hiatt, Cambridge; S. Phenix, Floral; J. Finkleburg, Arkansas City; N. T. Snyder, Arkansas City. From Winfield: A. J. Thompson, Walter Denning and wife; Uncle Billy Moore and wife; Jap Cochran and mother; Barnthouse, the soda man; Sol Fredrick; John Eaton and wife; C. W. Stolp and son; Jake Goldsmith; Sam Stivers and brothers; and Gray, of the Telegram. T. J. HARRIS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Julius Goldsmith came in from Medicine Lodge Wednesday to see his brother, Adolph, who is visiting here from St. Louis. This makes a family reunion, all the boys being at home.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
                  Henry Goldsmith to Abraham De Turk, tract in sw qr 27-32-4e: $1,800
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
Dr. A. Goldsmith has returned to his post of duty as assistant physician at the City Hospital, St. Louis.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith is preparing to make his book store one of the finest in the west, as soon as the postoffice is out. He is having new shelving made throughout, to be handsomely adorned in ebony and gilt. Henry means to make a palace book store, for which he has the room, enterprise, and taste.
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra M. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Thursday night was the occasion of one of the most brilliant weddings in the history of the city, that of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington, which took place at the pleasant, commodious home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington.
At an early hour the large double parlors, sitting room, and hall were filled almost to overflowing by the following friends.
                            Present: Henry Goldsmith and his sister, Huldah Goldsmith.
                       Wedding Gift given by Henry and Huldah Goldsmith: plush album.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith is remodeling his book store. He will re-paper and put in new shelving and will make it the neatest and tastiest book store in Southern Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
The reporter mounting a steed sallied forth early Friday morning to take an inventory of the improvements and new buildings which have gone up since the season opened, and the ones under construction at the present time. Being rushed, we are satisfied many have been overlooked. The valuation given is below the market value rather than above. The following list we know will surprise our own citizens.
                                         Henry Goldsmith, improvements $1,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
Miss Jennie Lowry has taken a position in Goldsmith’s book store.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith left Sunday for the east where he will lay in an immense stock for his new store. Henry means to head the list if enterprise and activity can do it.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.

Henry Goldsmith brought from the east a magnificent music box, whose diminutive mechanism and soft music is wonderful.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith will give the city a fight on the case against him for emptying his refuse paper into the street.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.
Henry Goldsmith was brought before Judge Turner Thursday, charged with dumping his waste paper in the street, without burning immediately, which is against the “statoots” made and provided therein. The trial was put off to Monday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
Miss Fannie Saunders, of New Salem, is a saleslady at Goldsmith’s till after the holidays.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
                                            CIVIL DOCKET. SEVENTH DAY.
           Henry Goldsmith vs Jerome E Beck et al, A J Pyburn pros; H T Sumner defense.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
Big Bargains in books for young and old, at Goldsmith’s.
Select your holiday presents in time and you will avoid the rush, at Goldsmith’s.
If you consider your own interest, you will buy your holiday goods at Goldsmith’s.
Dolls at Goldsmith’s, for every child in Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
Big Bargains in books for young and old, at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
If you consider your own interest, you will buy your holiday goods at Goldsmith’s.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The city rulers met in regular session Tuesday night. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Crippen, Harter, and Baden. Absent: Councilmen McDonald, Myers, and Hodges.
The city attorney was instructed to dismiss proceedings of City vs. Henry Goldsmith.
               The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
                                             Among the guests: Henry Goldsmith.
                     Henry Goldsmith’s present: Book entitled “Violet Among the Lilies.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
I hereby give notice to the public that I will make a discount of 15 per cent on all suits and overcoats until March 1st. I do this to dispose of my fall and winter stock and make room for my spring goods, and to give as much employment as possible to my hands during the dull season. This is no humbug. Try me.
                                A. Herpich, merchant tailor, over Henry Goldsmith’s.
                                                     THE JUSTICE MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
Henry Goldsmith vs. J. E. Beck. Judgment by default for $347, on promissory note.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
H. L. WELLS, M. D., Eclectic. Office over Express office back of Goldsmith’s.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Building and Loan Association was held at the Masonic hall in Myton’s block Tuesday evening; 348 shares of stock, more than sufficient for a quorum, were represented. President J. S. Mann took the chair and presided at the meeting. The reports of the secretary, J. F. McMullen, and H. Goldsmith, treasurer, were presented and read. These reports exhibited in detail the condition of the Association and its profits during the past year. We give a summary of some items.
Receipts from all sources during 1885: $10,336.89
Amount received for interest on loans: $1,307.59
Amount received for premiums upon loans, fines, and other sources of profit: $411.80
The entire expenses of the Association for 1886 inclusive of Secretary’s salary, taxes, and
stationery: $249.70
Interest paid upon the stock withdrawn: $145.74
Net gain for the year: $1,595.95
                                                       DISTRICT COURT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
                       City of Winfield vs. Henry Goldsmith: dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.


Arkansas City Republican, May 22, 1886.
Henry Goldsmith, the popular bookseller of Winfield, was down yesterday.  Henry seemed lost while wandering around, and said that if anyone had told him that our city was larger than Winfield, he should have denied it; but since his visit, he was satisfied it was a fact.


                                                         NOTES BY RKW.
The Garver book store was started by Henry Goldsmith in 1885. The first building was located where the State Bank was later situated.
George Robinson bought the store from Henry Goldsmith, and Robinson sold it, a few years later to Charles Craig.
C. L. Garver and G. G. Garver bought the store from Charles Craig in 1909. After they had been in this building for seven years, they sold it and moved to the 800 block on North Main.


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