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L. H. Hope

Winfield Directory 1880.
Butler, J. P. M., watches and jewelry, Main, e. s. bet 8th and 9th avs.; room same.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1877.
Mayor Hope, of Wichita, has been in Winfield for a few days past, and has bought 450 head of cattle in this vicinity. He has leased the lot on Main street between A. A. Jackson’s and Jim Hill’s buildings and will build a store for a jewelry shop. His sons will occupy the building before Christmas with $4,000 worth of jewelry stock. They are experienced workmen in their business.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 12, 1877.
The sons of Mr. Hope, ex-Mayor of Wichita, have opened a jewelry store next to Hill’s restaurant, and have some of the finest and most costly goods to be seen in the southwest. Their holiday stock is gorgeous.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
L. H. Hope has completed his new store building, adjoining Jackson’s restaurant, in which he puts the largest stock of jewelry, watches, clocks, and silverware this side of Kansas City or Leavenworth. Their stock is well selected, consisting of both solid and plated goods, and is neatly and tastefully arranged in the show window and cases. Mr. Hope is recommended to us, by parties who have known him for years, as being a first-class watchmaker, jeweler, engraver, and stencil cutter. We bespeak his success. See his “ad.”
L. H. HOPE, Watchmaker, Jeweler, Engraver, and Stencil Cutter.
I am now opening the Largest Jewelry establishment, outside of Kansas City or Leavenworth, in the State, and am located in Winfield to stay.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Solid Silver and Plated Ware, Spectacles and Table Cutlery,
all in large Stock and Great Variety.
Watch, Clock, and Jewelry Repairing a specialty, and all work warranted. Goods sold at Kansas City Prices. Goods bought of me will be engraved free of charge. A share of your patronage is respectfully solicited.
Store Next Door to Jackson’s Restaurant.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
Item from the Traveler. L. H. Hope, of Winfield, has the finest stock of jewelry we have seen in the Southwest.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
L. H. Hope has the finest stock of silverware ever brought to this section of the country. It is well worth the time to call and see his beautiful display.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Bran new awnings in front of Jackson’s, Hope’s, et al.
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.
James G. Hope, father of our jewelers and ex-mayor of Wichita, was in town last Thursday.

Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
A new barber shop has been opened in the building south of Hope’s Jewelry Store. The proprietors are gentlemanly and obliging. Their office is tastefully arranged, with elegant chairs, mirrors, etc., and is clean and neat.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 12, 1878.
L. H. Hope, Winfield, Jeweler and Engraver.
Winfield Courier, November 28, 1878.
The Hope Brothers presented, last week, a beautiful eight-day clock to the Baptist Church, for which kindness the members thereof return thanks.
Winfield Courier, November 28, 1878.
When the Baptist Sunday School assembled last Sunday morning, an elegant eight day clock was found on the wall of the church. No one knew how it came there except the sexton and he was dumb when asked. Persistent inquiry developed the fact that our city jeweler, Mr. L. H. Hope, was the donor. It was a good deal gracefully done and was a failure only in one respect, he couldn’t keep his left hand from knowing what his right hand had done. He has the thanks of the Baptist Church and Sunday school.
Winfield Courier, December 19, 1878.
Being the only engraver in the city, I am enabled to engrave my own goods free of charge, and warrant satisfaction to all wishing engraving of any kind done. L. H. HOPE.
Winfield Courier, December 19, 1878.
L. H. Hope and Hudson Bros. have on exhibition in their show windows two excellent premiums, consisting of a very fine flower vase and a silver castor, valued at $22.50, which premiums will be given away at the Grand Masquerade Ball on New Year’s Eve to the finest and best appearing lady’s and gent’s mask. Therefore, brace up; secure an invitation and a masquerade suit in time, and whatever character you represent act well, and you will have a chance to be the “lucky person” and carry home the prize. There will be no extra charge for your chance; it only costs $1.50 per couple, the regular price of admission.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
L. H. Hope, dealer in jewelry, makes a specialty of engraving. He carries a large stock, and is among the most successful businessmen of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
Solid silverware, of the best make, at low prices, at Hope’s.
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.
L. H. Hope, store room: $300.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Listed as a Courier Advertiser:
HOPE, L. H., has a stock of watches, jewelry, and silverware that is really magnificent. He is a young man of pleasing address and thoroughly understands his work. His brother assists him in the business.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.

Board of County Commissioners met in regular session [Janu­ary 6, 1879]. Present: R. F. Burden, W. M. Sleeth, and G. L. Gale, commissioners, James McDermott, county attorney, and M. G. Troup, county clerk.
Among other proceedings had, bills against the county were presented and passed upon by the board as follows.
L. H. Hope, clock.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
L. H. Hope, our popular jeweler, has just finished “taking stock” this week.
Youngheim: Moving into building just south of Hope’s Jewelry Store...
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1879.
Youngheim Bros. intend moving their stock into the building just south of Hope’s jewelry store in a few days.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
E. E. Bacon, L. H. Hope, R. B. Truesdale, Hudson Bros.
Winfield Courier, January 8, 1880.
L. H. Hope has closed up his business at this place, and James G. Hope, his father, has taken charge of the balance of the stock.
Winfield Courier, May 13, 1880.
While at Winfield last week, we called on J. P. M. Butler & Co., of that city. This firm is well known to the citizens of Florence, and we are glad to state that they are doing a good business. The citizens of Winfield and Cowley County can con­gratulate themselves on the acquisition of this new firm to the business of their town. These gentlemen have no superiors in the state as mechanics and they are both steady, hard working men, and we freely recommend them to the people of that city. Florence Herald.
[The above refers to our new jewelers, in the old Hope stand, and from their straight forward manner of business, we judge that the compliment is merited.]



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