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Samuel M. ("Sam") Jarvis

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The Silver Creek Township census of 1873 lists Samuel M. Jarvis, age 22, and his wife, Priscilla, age 21. They were listed in the Winfield censuses of 1878 and 1880.
The Beaver Township census of 1881 lists J. M. Jarvis, age 41, and his wife Nancy M., age 39.
The Omnia Township census of 1872 lists J. Jarvis, age 22, and his wife Mrs. J. Jarvis, age 22. It also lists Mrs H. M. Jarvis, age 23.  They are not later listed.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1873.
                      COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS OF AUGUST 16, 1873.
Sec. line road of S. M. Jarvis, commencing at the S E corner of sec 35 Tp 31, R6 running west on sec line to the S E corner of sec 32 tp 31 R6, laid over under the rule.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1875.
Recap: S. M. Jarvis writes about local affairs at Fandon, Illinois, in letter dated June 14, 1875, and requests a renewal of his subscription.
                                               THE WINFIELD COURIER.
                                                     CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
                         WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
                                               PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY.
April 28, 1873, Vernon, the first subordinate Grange, was organized; A. S. Williams, master. In November following Silverdale and Bolton Grange were organized. We have not been able to learn who were the first masters.
The following Granges were organized by J. H. Werden, deputy.
Mar. 18, 1874, Silver Creek, S. M. Jarvis, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1876.
Sam Jarvis, of Silver Creek Township, has returned from Illinois, after an absence of over a year. He thinks Cowley is the right place.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.
SAM JARVIS’ school, at the Jarvis schoolhouse, in Silver Creek Township, has a vacation this week while the children are at home wrestling with the measles.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876.
                                                         Republican Work.
The following townships have reported the proceedings of last Thursday’s conventions.
Silver Creek Township caucus elected Wm. May and A. P. Brooks as delegates, and selected a township central committee consisting of Sam Jarvis, chairman, T. P. Carter, and A. P. Brooks.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
SAM JARVIS, one of the “old timers” from Silver Creek, came in Saturday and presented the names of four of his neighbors who wanted to read the COURIER for the next twelve months.


Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876. Editorial Page.
There will be a meeting of the young men of Sheridan and Silver Creek townships next Sunday evening, immediately after singing, at the Jarvis schoolhouse, for the purpose of organiz­ing a “Young Men’s Tobacco Chewing Association.” Applicants for membership must not be under ten years of age. No reference required. We have engaged the services of thorough and experi­enced chewers from abroad, and with what local assistance we can obtain, expect to make the exercises interesting, instructive, and beneficial. Young men, let each and everyone of you avail yourselves of the golden opportunity. Each one must bring his own tobacco, for we will allow no begging. TIMOTHY PRY.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876. Editorial Page.
The Republican county convention convened at the Courthouse, in Winfield, on Saturday, August 12th, at 1 o’clock p.m., and was called to order by A. B. Lemmon, chairman of the Republican county central committee. R. C. Story was elected temporary chairman and James Kelly secretary. A committee on credentials was appointed, consisting of Messrs. E. S. Torrance, J. W. Tull, A. B. Odell, T. R. Bryan, and S. M. Jarvis. The committee reported the following persons as having been duly elected as delegates and alternates to the convention.
Silver Creek Township: Delegates, S. M. Jarvis and Z. W. Hoge. Alternates, H. Smith and A. P. Brooks.
On motion the following named persons were elected as delegates to the 13th Judicial convention: W. B. Norman, T. R. Bryan, E. Shriver, S. M. Jarvis, Dan Maher, E. S. Torrance, and D. Elliott. Alternates: S. H. Aley, C. R. Mitchell, T. A. Wilkinson, S. S. Moore, L. Lippman, A. V. Polk, and A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876.
                                            Eighty-Eighth District Convention.
Pursuant to call the delegates of the 88th Representative District met in Republican convention at the courthouse, in Winfield, at 10 o’clock a.m., Saturday, August 12, 1876.
R. C. Story, of Harvey Township, was elected temporary chairman, and C. H. Eagin, of Rock Township, temporary secretary.
On motion a committee on credentials was appointed, consist­ing of one delegate from each township present, to be named by the delegates themselves. The following named gentlemen composed the committee: E. S. Torrance, of Winfield; Alex. Kelly, Richland; J. W. Tull, Windsor; J. S. Wooley, Vernon; A. B. Odell, Ninnescah; and A. V. Polk, of Rock. Pending the report of the committee, Capt. James McDermott being called, came forward and made a brief speech, which was enthusiastically received, after which, a few remarks, in response to a call, were made by the temporary chairman.
The committee on credentials then submitted the following report.
“Your committee on credentials beg leave to report the following named persons entitled to seats as delegates in the convention.”
                                       Silver Creek: S. M. Jarvis and Z. W. Hoge.
On motion the report of the committee was adopted.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1876.

E. C. Manning was made permanent chairman at the Wichita Congressional Convention.     At the Republican Delegate Convention of the 13th Judicial District, which met at Winfield Courthouse August 21, 1876, called to order by A. B. Lemmon, chairman of the Judicial Committee, it was determined that the following were entitled to seats in the convention from Cowley County: W. B. Norman, E. S. Torrance, S. S. Moore, Dan’l. Maher, D. Elliott, E. Shriver, and S. M. Jarvis. Hon. W. P. Campbell was declared unanimous choice of the convention for Judge of the 13th Judicial District. E. S. Torrance of Cowley County became a member of the Central Judicial Committee for district.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
                                           Silver Creek Township Convention.
The Republicans of Silver Creek Township will meet in convention at Moscow, Saturday, September 9th, at 7 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of electing delegates to the County convention, to be held in Winfield, September 16, 1876.
By order of Township Central Committee. S. M. JARVIS, Chairman, Committee.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876. Editorial Page.
Next in order was probate judge, which resulted in favor of H. D. Gans over S. M. Jarvis. Vote stood 36 to 26.
The following named gentlemen were selected members of county central committee.
                                     S. M. Jarvis was one of the members selected.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
WM. MAY and JOHN CLOVER, of Silver Creek, and Frank Small and Lew Graham, of Sheridan, made a gallant fight for Sam Jarvis and the judgeship. They went down with him with colors flying.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
That was a very handsome vote that our young friend, S. M. Jarvis, received for the nomination of Probate Judge. He is a worthy citizen, a staunch Republican, and if nominated, would have made a live race for the position. He has studied law under Mr. Pyburn for the past ten months and has made good advancement. Office or no office, Sam’s a Republican all the same, and he’ll be heard from before the campaign is ended.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876.
The Republican County Central Committee met at the Court­house last Thursday and proceeded to organize by electing C. W. Roseberry temporary chairman and W. H. Gillard temporary secretary.
On motion the following officers were chosen for the coming year: S. M. Jarvis, chairman, and C. H. Eagin, secretary.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
A party was out seining in Silver Creek last week and Frank Small got tangled in the seine and came near drowning, but Sam Jarvis and other parties rescued him. But both were badly strangled—Small going under three times, and once pulling Sam under.
Mount Contention has been quiet for some time, but, on last Saturday, according to prophesy, there was another eruption.

The Silver Creek Baptist church met at their regular busi­ness meeting, and, among other things, called for the articles of agreement between school district No. 30 and the Silver Creek church, when Samuel, the lawgivest, arose and read the said articles, when Jacob, the elder, and David, the prophet, John the Papist, with other leading lights of the fraternity, arose and strongly opposed the contract and denounced it as a fraud. But after considerable palavering and brow-beating, the articles were adopted. And now the great theme which claims our attention is the Southwestern Kansas Association, which will convene here next Friday. The church has made extensive arrangements, and have procured a large and commodious tent for the occasion.
With all good feeling towards my friends, the Baptists, I am, Yours truly, PRY.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
Sam Jarvis was in from Moscow Tuesday and gave us a call. He is sowing wheat which he thinks is much better than canvassing the county for Probate Judge.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
Read the appointments of the Republican nominees in this county. They will speak at the places and times appointed. The township Republican committees will please make the necessary arrangements and secure as large a turnout as possible in their respective townships.
The Republican candidates, with other speakers, will address the people of Cowley County on the issues of the day at the following mentioned time and places:
Maple, Monday, October 9th, at Red Bud, 7 o’clock p.m.
Nennescah, Tues., Oct. 10th, at Onstatt’s schoolhouse, 7 p.m.
Vernon, Wed., Oct. 11th, at Worden’s schoolhouse, 7 p.m.
Beaver, Thurs., Oct. 12th, at Thomasville, 7 p.m.
Rock, Mon., Oct. 16th, at Darien, 7 p.m.
Silver Creek, Wed., Oct. 19, at Jarvis’ schoolhouse, 7 p.m.
Omnia, Thurs., Oct. 19th, at Baltimore, 7 p.m.
Harvey, Fri., Oct. 20th, at Armstrong’s schoolhouse, 7 p.m.
Windsor, Sat., Oct. 21st, at Lazette, 7 p.m.
Tisdale, Mon., Oct. 23rd, at Tisdale, 7 p.m.
Sheridan, Tues., Oct. 24th, at Sheridan schoolhouse, 7 p.m.
Dexter, Wed., Oct 25th, at Dexter, 7 p.m.
Otter, Thurs., Oct. 26th, at Guthrie’s schoolhouse, 7 p.m.
Cedar, Fri., Oct. 27th, at Patten’s, 7 p.m.
Spring Creek, Sat., Oct. 28th, at Maple City, 7 p.m.
Silverdale, Tues., Oct. 31st, at Lippmann’s mill, at 7 p.m.
Creswell, Wed., Nov. 1st, at Arkansas City, 2 p.m.
Bolton, Thurs., Nov. 2nd, at Bland’s schoolhouse, 2 p.m.
Winfield, Sat., Nov. 4th, at Winfield, 2 p.m.
By order of the Republican County Central Committee.
                                                    S. M. JARVIS, Chairman.
CHAS. H. EAGIN, Secretary.

Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.
                                                             Silver Creek.
The Republicans of Silver Creek Township met at the Fitzger­ald schoolhouse Monday evening Oct. 16 and nominated A. P. Brooks for trustee; S. M. Jarvis, clerk; James Goforth, treasurer; James Fitzgerald and Chas. Rochenback, constables. Road overseer, 1st district, J. W. Elkins; 2nd, John Watson; 3rd, Z. W. Hoge; 4th, Isaac Gatton. The place of voting was established at the Fitzgerald schoolhouse. S. M. J.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876.
Hurrah for Silver Creek, the home of Sam Jarvis and fifty other red-hot Republicans! She gave Geo. T. Anthony every Republican vote in the township.
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1877.
SAM JARVIS made us a visit Wednesday. He will soon be a resident of Cedarvale. He has purchased the Cedarvale Blade and intends to run the same, we suppose.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.
The Cedarvale Blade is before us. S. M. Jarvis, editor. It is a good looking paper. Success Sam.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1877.
S. M. JARVIS has purchased the Cedar Vale Blade of W. M. Allison. Mr. Jarvis was formerly of Tisdale, this county, and while he is a new hand at the wheel, we know him to possess the required energy and tact that will make the Blade an interesting and readable county paper.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
Sam Jarvis was in town last Saturday. His Blade is hewing away among the hills of Cedar.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 8, 1877.
The Republican County Central Committee met at Winfield last Saturday and elected T. K. Johnson, Chairman, to fill the vacancy occasioned by S. M. Jarvis’ removal from the county.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1877.
                                                           AN OUTRAGE.
On Saturday last, by a trick, T. K. Johnston, of this place, was made chairman of the Republican Central Committee of this county. Less than one half of the members of the committee were present in person and only five of those who were present voted to name Mr. Johnston as its chairman.
The committee consists of twenty-two members, one from each township in the county. Mr. Sam Jarvis, the late chairman, has moved out of the county. The committee had been called together by the Secretary and it was understood by the committee that Mr. Chas. Eagin, of Rock, should be named as its chairman. Everybody seemed satisfied with that choice and no other result was expected. But in a clandestine manner certain parties had been sent to different members of the committee and obtained their proxies. In every case of which we have heard that any choice for chairman was expressed by the committeeman himself on giving his proxy, that expression was adverse to Mr. Johnston. But these proxies, disregarding their instructions, voted for the very man they were instructed to vote against.

Arkansas City Traveler, August 22, 1877.
Mr. Daniel Bacon killed a snake last Sunday, which measured six feet and ten inches in circumference. It was a species of the black snake.
The above is taken from the Cedar Vale Blade, published by Sam. Jarvis, formerly of this county. Sam. has been in the newspaper business less than a year, and yet we can hardly believe it when we read the above. We have heard of snake stories and big snakes, but my kingdom, Sam., do have some little regard for the profession of which you are a member; the church you cling to and your posterity in future. Do think it over and for your own sake, our sake, and the sake of Chautauqua County, do take it back, and say you meant in length rather than circumference.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1877. Editorial Page.
Jarvis has sold out the Cedarvale Blade to a Mr. Getchal, who will move it to Howard City and start a Democratic paper.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1878.
The Blade, published at Cedar Vale, closed its doors last week and quit. It was an experiment with Mr. Jarvis, and he ceased his endeavors while the paper has been issued but nine weeks of the second year of its publication. Sam made a very readable paper, that was always welcomed to our table.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.
MR. SAM JARVIS, of the Cedar Vale Blade, is again a resident of Cowley County. He contemplates returning to newspaper labors in Rice County.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
Mr. Jarvis, late of the Cedarvale Blade, called on us last Saturday. He is looking well, and has got the vim in him to make a capital newspaper at any point where he may be offered good support.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.
E. A. Mabee, from Iowa, the purchaser of the Sam. Jarvis farm, in Silver Creek Township, called on us on Tuesday. He now returns to Iowa for his family and will be on hand to commence operations very soon. Such men are welcome to Cowley. Come on.
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
Mrs. Samuel Jarvis and sister arrived from Illinois last week. Of course, Sam is happy, and was glad to see his little ones.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 8, 1878.
S. M. JARVIS has closed the Examiner of Howard City, under a chattel mortgage.
Winfield Courier, May 16, 1878.
S. M. Jarvis, farmer, journalist, gentleman, and good fellow generally, is getting well read up in law. He should apply for admission.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
J. L. Rushbridge to Priscilla Jarvis, lots 9 and 10, block 944, Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
                                                       MONEY TO LOAN.

                                                       PYBURN & JARVIS
Loan money at LOW RATES of interest on LONG OR SHORT TIME on
                                                     REAL OR PERSONAL
security, at the law office of                  A. J. PYBURN,
                                                   In Maris’ building, up stairs,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
The celebration at Queen Village was quite an affair. The grounds were in excellent condition and were filled with people from all points of the surrounding country. The Silver Creek band and New Salem string band furnished plenty of good music for the day. The exercises opened with prayer by Rev. Thomas. Music and songs followed, and then came the address of Charles Payson, distinctly rendered and full of information and thought. Dinner, the most enthusiastic exercise on the ground, followed; and for whole-souled, hospitable people, and excellent, generous cooks, we will back that northeastern country against the state. After dinner came music and an address by Mr. Green, and a song by himself and his accomplished daughter. Then followed a speech by Henry Asp, and we wish to say that Henry did nobly, and that no better speech was delivered on the ground. He was well worded and contained many beautiful thoughts and happy sentiments. If Henry wishes to feel proud over his first soaring of the eagle, he has good right, and the feathers of that noble bird shine with a new luster. The speech of R. C. Story followed, full of enthusiasm, startling statistics, and warm appeals for temperance, delivered in his own intelligent and earnest manner. Samuel Jarvis then addressed the crowd with a few remarks, and shortly afterwards the people dispersed and sought their homes. A platform dance was held on the ground in the evening.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
                                                         Primary Convention.
                                                  WINFIELD, August 3, 1878.
Convention met at the courthouse in pursuance to call of County Central Committee.
The meeting was called to order by W. Q. Mansfield, and D. A. Millington was elected as chairman and G. H. Buckman secretary.
On motion the chair appointed a committee of three to report names of delegates and alternates. S. M. Jarvis, E. P. Kinne, and W. M. Boyer appointed on such committee.
The committee reported the following named persons as delegates and alternates.
Delegates: R. L. Walker, W. P. Hackney, E. S. Torrance, F. S. Jennings, L. W. Spack, O. M. Seward, James Kelley, E. C. Manning, D. A. Millington.
Alternates: E. P. Kinne, W. M. Boyer, W. Q. Mansfield, G. H. Buckman, S. M. Jarvis, John Mentch, Sampson Johnson, Henry E. Asp, T. B. Myers.
On motion the report of the committee was adopted by the convention. Thereupon the convention adjourned. D. A. MILLINGTON, President. G. H. BUCKMAN, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
Met Monday morning, August 26th, 1878.

Present: Judge W. P. Campbell, Sheriff C. L. Harter, Clerk E. S. Bedilion, Attorneys McDermott, Torrance, C. Coldwell, N. C. Coldwell, Hackney, McDonald, Pryor, Pyburn, Allen, Jennings, Buckman, Black, Webb, Alexander, Beach, Troup, Jarvis, Asp, of Winfield; and Dennison, of Osage Mission.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
                                                               S. M. Jarvis.
It will appear from the District Court proceedings in this issue that Mr. Samuel M. Jarvis has been admitted to the bar. Mr. Jarvis is a young man of excellent attainments and a gentleman who will honor his chosen profession. He sustained creditably a thorough examination and is pronounced a well-read student of law. He has had a considerable experience as a journalist, is affable and obliging, of irreproachable character, and we take pleasure in commending him to those desiring legal assistance.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
Sept. 5. Samuel M. Jarvis admitted to practice law in the district and inferior courts of this state.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 18, 1878.
Mr. Bliss, E. P. Kinne, Mr. Payson, and Saml. Jarvis, all of Winfield, were in town yesterday.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 9, 1878.
                                          Republican Nominating Convention.
At the nominating convention held at Winfield last Saturday, E. S. Torrance was nominated for County Attorney, E. S. Bedilion for Clerk of the District Court, R. C. Story for Supt. Public Instruction, J. W. Millspaugh for Probate Judge, and G. L. Gale for Commissioner of the first district. The vote was as follows.
COUNTY ATTORNEY. E. S. Torrance, 51; James McDermott, 23.
PROBATE JUDGE. J. W. Millspaugh, 40; H. D. Gans, 21; P. G. Smith, 10; Joel Mason, 3; S. M. Jarvis, 1. Mr. Jarvis withdrew when his name was first presented. E. S. Bedilion and R. C. Story were declared the choice of the convention by acclamation.
Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.
                          Office of the Secretary of the Walnut Valley Fair Association.
                                           WINFIELD, KANS., Oct. 18, 1878.
To the officers, stockholders, and patrons of the above named association: I have the honor to submit herewith a detailed statement of the receipts and disbursements of the association from its organization to the present time, as per order of the Executive Board dated Oct. 17th, 1878.
                                                S. M. Jarvis, Assistant Marshal.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 13, 1878.
                                                  Township Officers Elected.
WINFIELD. Trustee: E. C. Seward. Clerk: S. M. Jarvis. Treasurer: B. F. Baldwin. Constables: Bert Covert and J. H. Finch.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
                                                            District Court.

Judge Campbell came down from Wichita on Monday and the session of court commenced.
Present: His Honor Judge W. P. Campbell; C. L. Harter, sheriff; E. S. Bedilion, district clerk; J. McDermott, county attorney; and Messrs. J. E. Allen, C. C. Black, S. D. Pryor, A. J. Pyburn, J. M. Alexander, F. S. Jennings, C. R. Mitchell, L. J. Webb, E. S. Torrance, N. C. Coldwell, W. M. Boyer, W. P. Hackney, O. M. Seward, C. H. Payson, H. E. Asp, G. H. Buckman, J. D. Pryor, D. C. Beach, W. M. Boyer, C. Coldwell, M. G. Troup, S. M. Jarvis, A. H. Green, attorneys.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
S. L. GILBERT, Notary Public.                        S. M. JARVIS, Att. at Law.
                                                       GILBERT & JARVIS,
                                        REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENTS.
Loan money at low rates on improved farms and city property. Also furnish money to “prove up” at U. S. Land Office. Office upstairs in Bahntge’s new block, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
GILBERT & JARVIS loan money and practice law. S. M. Jarvis is a young man of talent, who has lived in the county for some time and has had additional experience in a neighboring county. He was recently admitted to the bar, and with his versatile talents he bids fair to become one of the shining lights of the bar. Mr. Gilbert is an excellent business man, and a pleasant gentleman.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 15, 1879.
MONEY TO LOAN by S. M. Jarvis on improved farms at low rates of interest on long time. S. M. JARVIS, Winfield, Kansas.
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.
                                                   S. M. Jarvis, co. treas. com.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
The case of the State vs. Charley Birnbaum for larceny came before Squire Buckman last Monday, County Attorney E. S. Torrance appearing for the State and Messrs. Payson and Jarvis for defen­dant. The case was ably conducted on both sides. The jury returned a verdict of guilty and the property valued at $8.00. He was fined $5 and costs.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
The loan agency of Gilbert & Jarvis has been doing a large business recently, both in Cowley and Sumner counties. Mr. Jarvis, the junior member of the firm, is an old resident of Cowley County, an ex-newspaperman, and if there is any business doing, Sam is bound to have his share of it.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 26, 1879.

Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
BIRTH. And now Sam Jarvis is happy. It’s a boy and weighs 12 pounds. Good enough, Sam, and our best wishes are that it may grow up to be as good a chap as its daddy.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
We would call special attention to the notices in this issue of Messrs. Gilbert & Jarvis. They are building up a very large business and by their energy and careful attention to their work are winning golden opinions.
AD:                                               GILBERT & JARVIS
                                        REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENTS,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
S. L. GILBERT, Notary Public.                                          S. M. JARVIS, Attorney at Law.
They make a specialty of Farming Lands—both buying and selling. They have now over One Hundred Farms for sale in COWLEY, SUMNER, AND BUTLER COUNTIES, comprising some of the Finest Farms in the State. You will find their prices and terms to suit. Money to Loan at 8, 9, and 10 Percent on Improved Farms.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
                                 LAND, LOAN, AND INSURANCE AGENTS.
             A. H. Green, Gilbert & Jarvis, S. C. Smith, Curns & Manser, C. H. Robinson.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 2, 1879.
Mr. S. M. Jarvis, of Winfield, gave us a pleasant call Wednesday. He had been over in Bolton showing land. Sam is a live real estate man and is bound to do business. Sam says quartz is the big excitement in Winfield. We always knew that quartz would raise a big excitement in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.
Will Holloway is keeping books for Gilbert & Jarvis.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.
Messrs. Gilbert & Jarvis have secured the agency for several of the leading fire insurance companies of the country, among which are the “Orient,” of Hartford, and the “Connecticut,” of Hartford. Persons desiring to insure will do well to call on them.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
                                            CIVIL DOCKET. SEVENTH DAY.
                                               S. M. Jarvis vs. W. D. Anderson.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1879.

We were pleased to meet Mr. John Howe, of Independence, last Saturday evening. Mr. Howe represents the well-known firm of Baden Bros., of Independence, and came here to locate a branch house. He came in Saturday afternoon, was taken in hand by our enterprising land and loan agents, Messrs. Gilbert & Jarvis, and before supper he had rented a building, the lease was drawn up, all the business transacted, and he was ready to start back for goods. The firm which Mr. Howe represents is one of the largest wholesale and retail houses in the Southwest, and supply most of the retail firms throughout Montgomery, Elk, and Chautauqua counties. They will open out in the Martin building, on South Main street, sometime during next week.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1879.
Saturday morning was occupied in impaneling a jury in the case of State vs. Small for the killing of Starbuck. The court adjourned to Monday.
Lucius Knight, of Arkansas City, has been appointed stenog­rapher in the District Court now in session.
Upon Saturday last the trial of Francis Small for the murder of Jacob Starbuck began. At 1 o’clock the court convened at Manning’s Opera House and after examining over sixty the follow­ing named gentlemen were chosen to try the case: Jared Fisher, C. A. Roberts, F. M. Vaughn, N. J. Funk, A. J. McCollim, E. Rogers, G. N. Fowler, J. M. Longshore, Harry Bryan, Henry H. Buss, D. N. Wycoff, and John P. Denton.
The first witness examined was Mr. J. W. Hamilton. He said that Mr. Starbuck had bought Mr. Small’s place and it was agreed between them that Starbuck was to have $20 worth of corn the same being a part of the crop then on the farm.
S. M. Jarvis was next called, and after a great deal of “worrying” he was made to say Small had come to him and requested him not to make a loan to Starbuck that was then talked of between Starbuck and him (Jarvis). Small said he wanted to get the farm back from Starbuck and did not want Starbuck to mortgage it. That Starbuck had wronged him—had robbed him of his farm and said “He (Starbuck) must fix the matter up and if he did not, they both could not live.”
Small told him (Jarvis) that unless the matter was fixed up satisfac­torily, he would fix him (Starbuck). Witness said that Small seemed angry and out of humor.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
S. M. Jarvis is in Chautauqua County looking after the interests of the loan agency.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 18, 1879.
                                 9 AND 10 PER CENT MONEY TO LOAN BY
                                 GILBERT & JARVIS, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
The agency of the Home Insurance company, formerly held by Mr. T. K. Johnson, has been transferred to Gilbert & Jarvis.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1879.
Messrs. Gilbert & Jarvis, our enterprising land and loan agents, are gaining an enviable reputation throughout the south­west as one of the most reliable firms in the county. Their business extends over Elk, Chautauqua, Cowley, Sumner, Greenwood, and Butler counties, and now they talk of establishing an agency in Harper. Ability and integrity, combined with a goodly amount of energy and perseverance always win.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.

Gilbert & Jarvis and L. J. Webb have exchanged offices. Mr. Webb now occupies room No. 3 and Gilbert & Jarvis room No. 1 in the Bahntge block.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
Messrs. Gilbert & Jarvis, our boss loan agents, come to the front this week. They are doing an immense business, and are replacing many old 25 and 36 percent loans with loans drawing only 10 percent interest.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
Fred Hunt is pushing the quill for Gilbert & Jarvis.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1879.
Samuel Jarvis, of the firm of Gilbert & Jarvis, Winfield, paid his respects to us last Thursday. Sam is on the go continu­ally, in the interests of the firm. They have established branch offices at Howard, Canola, Sedan, Cedar Vale, Cleardale, Caldwell, Wellington, and Douglass, and are doing an immense business.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1879.
Fred Hunt returned from Elk County Saturday evening, where he has been on business for Gilbert & Jarvis.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1879.
Gilbert & Jarvis have completed a handsome insurance Map of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, February 26, 1880.
Col. S. M. Jarvis returned from an extended trip in Elk and Chautauqua counties Saturday. So that his friends may identify him, we will say that he has discarded the old brown suit and now sports one of shiny black. Whether he bought or borrowed it, we did not learn.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1880.
Mr. Roland Conklin started for Elk and Chautauqua counties Tuesday, in the interest of Gilbert & Jarvis. He will be absent several days.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 5, 1880.
We acknowledge a pleasant call from Mr. S. Jarvis, of the firm of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., real estate and loan agents, of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
Mr. R. R. Conklin has been admitted as a member of the firm of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co. Roland is one of the few young men of our acquaintance who are perfect in all that goes toward making up a gentleman. Kind and courteous in his manner, but firm and active in business matters, he will be an honor as well as a help to the firm of which he is now a member.
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.

Last Thursday night, between 11 and 3 o’clock, Winfield was visited by the most disastrous conflagration yet happening within her borders. The fire started in the old log store, one of the landmarks of the town, and for years occupied by the COURIER, but was now being used by F. Leuschen as a cabinet shop. The fire is supposed to have originated from the old rags, oil, and varnish in the shop. The alarm was given before the fire was thoroughly underway, and had those first on the ground been furnished with decent appliances, it might have been controlled, saving thou­sands of dollars worth of property. The old log building was like a tinder box and made a very hot fire. Next to it on the east were two buildings, one belonging to C. L. Harter and occupied by the moulder at the foundry, the other owned and occupied by Robert Hudson. These buildings were both destroyed, but the contents were saved. Immediately west of the log building, across the alley, was an old livery barn belonging to Hackney & McDonald, which was the next to go. From this the fire was communicated to the Central and Lindell hotels.
Insurance policies are in the agencies of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co.; Curns & Manser; and Pryor & Kinne. The companies are all first class, and the losses will be promptly adjusted and paid.
Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.
The building boom in and about Winfield continues. On Main street about a dozen good business houses are in process of erection or under contract to be built soon. Quite a number of our citizens are building neat and substantial residences. In addition to those heretofore mentioned by us, we note S. M. Jarvis and John Moffitt in the east part of the city, John W. Curns in the west, and Mr. Gibson in the south. Mr. Rigby’s new house progresses rapidly, and Mr. Lemmon is having the material delivered for his house east of the city in Walnut township. Almost every day a new foundation for a house is laid in or about the city. In our opinion, more money will be put into new buildings in Winfield this than any previous year.
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
S. M. Jarvis and Mr. Torrance of Winfield, were in town this week. Mr. Torrance is a candidate for Judge. He is spoken of very highly by those who have known him, and he certainly has the appearance of a gentleman. Sedan Times.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
Gilbert, Jarvis & Co. will insure your property at the lowest rates in the safest companies.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
Gilbert, Jarvis & Co. had a gang of men at work Monday and Tuesday putting their new 3,500 pound safe into position in their office. It is one of the largest private safes in the city.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., are making arrangements to enlarge their office. They have rented the suite of rooms adjoining the ones they now occupy, and are having a connecting door put in. This will give them four elegant rooms, one of which will be fitted up as a reception room, another as a working room, a third as a consultation room, and the fourth as a private office for the firm. When furnished their offices will be the largest and most commodious of any loan agency in the state.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
S. M. Jarvis, of the great real estate and money loaning firm of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., returned from the east last week, where he has been spending some seven weeks visiting and looking up business. He has been well fed and looks plump and healthy. He found money close in the eastern markets just before the October elections, a little easier from then until the November elections, and then the purse strings relaxed and money seeking investments became suddenly abundant.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.

The “Home Almanac,” found its way to our table last week, with the compliments of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co. It is a beautiful publication, and is different from most almanacs in that it is a work of art as well as a book of reference.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
New Ruling. Settlers on Osage Lands, Attention! Parties who are holding filings on land filed upon previous to May 18, 1880, may prove up on their claims by entering a contest at the office of GILBERT, JARVIS & CO., Winfield, Kansas. Parties who have heretofore failed to deed their farms because formerly filed upon, please come in at once. Land Office plats on hand showing what land is filed upon and what is not. GILBERT, JARVIS & CO.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Christmas Day was a disastrous one for Peter Lipe and family, who live six miles north of Winfield. They went to a neighbor’s to eat their Christmas dinner, and he saw a house on fire which he supposed was the schoolhouse, but on approaching it he found it to be his own house. The building, furniture, and quite an amount of wheat was burned, making a total loss of the property destroyed about $800, on which there was an insurance, with Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., for $200.
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1881.
Doc Dever is now in the employ of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co. as bookkeeper. Doc is one of the most accomplished office men of this city.
Winfield Courier, February 3, 1881.
You cannot keep George Rhodes down. Though burned out Wednesday morning at three o’clock by fire, he has secured office room from Quincy A. Glass and was again filling orders for coal. It has only been about two months since he purchased the burned property from his former partner, A. Hughes.
Lou Zenor and Lawyer Knight were early on hand at the fire. Lou succeeded in saving a coon-skin and carrying it across the street, while Knight struggled with a baby’s rocking chair.
Ivan Robinson is just boss when it comes to working at a fire. He saw the danger to Glass’ awning and he grabbed a small club and went to work trying to beat it down. There were three fellows on top if it at the same time, and fortunately for their necks, Ivan failed in his desperate effort.
Scene of the fire Wednesday morning: Two emotional young ladies standing near the burning buildings as the Winfield fire department came clattering up with the chemical engine. “Oh!” says one, “they’ve saved the sausage stuffer!” “Why, no, my dear:” said the other, “that is Quincy Glass’ soda-water ma­chine.”

The fire on Wednesday morning was a practical illustration of our helplessness in case of a conflagration. The business portion of the town was saved more as the result of favorable conditions than anything else. A strong wind was blowing from the north, and the heat on the stone wall on the south was great enough to crack the wall, and partially calcine the stone. The Turk will see the destruction of hundreds of buildings and ascribe it to “fate,” or as a punishment sent on them by Allah. We believe the Lord protects and helps those who help themselves. Let us not be like the Turk, but show ourselves the intelligent, practical businessmen we are, by guarding against a conflagration that may destroy the business portion of our beautiful city.
At about three o’clock Wednesday morning the night watchman discovered the building owned by G. A. Rhodes on Main street to be on fire. The alarm was quickly given, but owing to the cracking of the fire bell, it was of short duration, and but a comparatively small crowd was in attendance. The flames were first discovered in the rear of Graham’s meat market, and from that it communicated to Rhodes’ coal office and then to Daniel Sheel’s furniture store. The further progress of the flames, both north and south, was stopped by stone walls. The “engine” was not in working order, and did nothing. All the crowd could do was to save as much of the contents of the buildings as possible, and watch them burn. The losses and insurance is as follows:
George Rhodes, building, office furniture, and fixtures, $700. No insurance.
Mr. Graham, meat market, furniture, fixtures, and stock, $350. No insurance.
Daniel Sheel, building, value $500. Insurance $200 in the Lancashire, Pryor & Kinne, agents. Stock, an insurance of $1,000 in the Home, of New York, Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., agents. Total loss on stock unknown.
Bahntge building on the north, slight damage to wall and awning.
George Ellsberry’s building on the south, a damage of about $150 to wall and awning. Insured.
Mr. Bryant removed a portion of stock. Loss unknown.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
Wilber Dever has returned from Topeka to take charge of a loan office in Wellington for Gilbert, Jarvis & Co.
Daniel Sheel took out a thousand dollars insurance on his stock with the Home insurance company, Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., agents, early in January, burned out on the 25th of last month, and was paid a thousand dollars by the company on the 1st of the month.
Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
The firm of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co. has been dissolved, Mr. Gilbert retiring and Messrs. Jarvis & Conklin continuing the business. The new firm is “Jarvis, Conklin & Co.” The change is caused by the failure of Mr. Gilbert’s health and his desire to get into some outdoor business. Messrs. Jarvis and Conklin are accomplished businessmen and the large business of the old firm will not suffer in their hands.
Winfield Courier, March 24, 1881.
The Republicans of the First Ward of the city met at the courthouse on Saturday evening, the 19th. Called to order by W. J. Wilson of the Ward committee: D. A. Millington was chosen chairman and S. M. Jarvis secretary. J. E. Platter was nominated for member of the school board by acclamation. A ballot was taken for councilman, resulting in E. P. Hickok 34, C. A. Bliss 12. Mr. Hickok was declared the nominee. The chairman being authorized by a vote of the meeting to appoint a ward committee of three, appointed M. G. Troup, W. J. Wilson, and R. R. Conklin such committee.

The following 13 delegates were elected to represent the ward in the city convention to meet on the 26th: D. A. Millington, W. P. Hackney, E. S. Bedilion, T. M. Bryan, Jacob Nixon, James Bethel, J. W. Crane, S. M. Jarvis, J. E. Conklin, J. L. M. Hill, H. D. Gans, E. P. Greer, W. J. Wilson.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 30, 1881.
The firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., of Winfield, are offering to loan money at unexampled rates of low interest.
NOTICE: THE BEST rates off interest that have ever been made in Southern Kansas, are now being made by Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
NOTICE: MONEY always on hand to loan, and will be paid as soon as the papers are executed. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
                                                  JARVIS, CONKLIN & CO.
Winfield Courier, April 14, 1881.
Mr. H. G. Shivers, of Quincy, Illinois, has accepted a position with Jarvis, Conklin & Co. Mr. Owens leaves to take charge of their Kansas City branch.
Winfield Courier, April 14, 1881.
Jarvis, Conklin & Co. have purchased a typewriter, the first one for Winfield. It is a handy little machine, and one can write with it much faster than by hand.
Winfield Courier, April 14, 1881.
Messrs. Jarvis, Conklin & Co. have started a branch office in Kansas City, Missouri. Their business is spreading rapidly, which necessitates a more central location, or one with greater railroad and telegraph facilities. Their headquarters will still remain at Winfield, although we are afraid that this Kansas City move will in time leave us only a branch of their business. However, we are glad to see them prosper, if the firm does not continue to be strictly a Winfield institution.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 20, 1881.
A SUCCESSFUL FIRM. Energy will win, is an acknowledged truism, apropos of which we may state that while in Howard, Elk County, recently having some land business to transact, we dropped into a large Loan and Real Estate office, which proved to be a branch establishment of our well known friends, Messrs. Jarvis, Conklin & Co., of Winfield. We were still more sur­prised, however, a few days later, when in Kansas City, to find this firm occupying an office on Delaware St. of that city.
Mr. S. M. Jarvis has been a resident of our county for ten years, and we are truly pleased to see such indubitable proofs of success evinced by the firm of which he is a member. We will guarantee there is not a firm in southern Kansas that makes a more desirable class of loans, or has as many friends.
Winfield Courier, June 2, 1881.
Monday evening Mr. C. A. Bliss was purposely invited out to tea, and, returning home at about 8:30, found his parlors filled by about fifty of his personal friends.
When he entered, the Rev. Mr. Cairns, on behalf of the guests, in an appropriate address, presented him with twelve richly-bound volumes of standard literature. Mrs. Bliss, though absent, was remembered with a magnificent illustrated volume.

Mr. Bliss responded in a feeling manner: after which the leader of the surprise was himself made the victim of a surprise, by the presentation by Captain McDermott, on behalf of friends, with a splendid volume of “The Life of Christ.”
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann acted the part of host and hostess; and ice cream, strawberries, cake, etc., were served amid music and general social enjoyment.
The whole affair was a neat recognition of the Christian, social, and business character of the recipients of the mementoes, which they so justly merit.
The married couples present were Mr. and Mrs. Wright, McDermott, Story, Johnson, Hendricks, Trimble, Wilson. D. Bliss, Baird, E. H. Bliss, Gilbert, Cairns, Jarvis, Adams, Tipton, Silliman, Stevens, Trezise, and Fuller. There were also present Messrs. Borchers, Arment, Applegate, Rigby, Wood, F. Finch, and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mrs. H. Bliss, Mrs. Jewell, Miss S. Bliss, Miss Smith, Miss Corson, and others, whose names we failed to obtain.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 8, 1881.
To Loan at the Lowest rates of Interest and Commission...Farmers in Cowley and adjoining counties will find it to their interest to apply to the undersigned either for new loans or to pay off old ones.
Money always on hand and paid as soon as papers are signed. Call on or address
                                                 JARVIS, CONKLIN & CO.
                                                        LOAN BROKERS.
Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.
J. E. Conklin is again in working harness. He is now associated with the popular loan firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., and will manage their large business in this city. With Mr. Conklin’s extensive acquaintance and many friends in all parts of the county, he can ably represent this firm.
Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.
Wilber Dever returned to Kansas City Wednesday. He informs us that Jarvis, Conklin & Co., will soon move into roomy quarters on eighth street.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Sam Jarvis spent a few days in the city since our last. Sam’s white plug is oppressive.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Rit Berkey has gone to Kansas City to take a position in Jarvis, Conklin & Co.’s office
there. Winfield boys are in demand all over the state.
Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.
One Samuel M. Jarvis, of the county of Jackson in the state of Missouri, was in the city Monday. It seems to us that we have seen the gentleman before, but in those days he didn’t wear a white plug hat. The disguise is complete.
Winfield Courier, December 8, 1881.
Mr. Sam Jarvis came in Saturday and spent several days in the city. He made arrangements to move his family to Kansas City. The firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co. has moved into elegant new offices in Kansas City.
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.

R. W. Scott, a young man who for some time resided here, clerking for J. S. Mann and Eli Youngheim, has been arrested at El Dorado on a charge of forgery. He went from here to act as local agent for Jarvis, Conklin & Co. at El Dorado, and of late his actions have been suspicious and Mr. S. M. Jarvis came down to investigate, and found him a defaulter to the tune of two or three thousand dollars. He seems to have forged notes and mortgages and secured money on them.
Cowley County Courant, December 15, 1881.
O. F. Boyle came in from Durango, Colorado, Thursday, and will remain with us for a few days. He is looking hearty, and reports the Winfield folks all well and doing well, except Judge Boyer, who is not acting well, and is thinking of coming east to spend the winter. H. C. Owens, who used to be with Jarvis, Conklin, & Co., has arrived there and is keeping books for a grocery house. There is plenty of snow in the mountains, but none in Durango.
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
We are still loaning money to the farmers of Cowley County at as good rates as any firm in Kansas. If you think of negoti­ating a loan, drop into our office at our old stand and get our rates. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
Mr. J. L. Andrews’ household goods have arrived, and he is now fixing up to live at home in the Sam Jarvis’ residence.
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
Mr. S. L. Gilbert, a loan agent in this city who has resided here for several years, the senior member of the firm of Gilbert, Jarvis and Co., has been arrested and held to bail in the sum of  $100, to appear before U. S. Commissioner Webb of this city, and answer to the charge of having opened a letter belonging to the latter named firm after its dissolution. The action was brought upon the complaint of J. H. Finch at the instigation of Mr. S. M. Jarvis, of Kansas City, and will come up for hearing on the 22nd of this month. Gilbert claims the letter in requisition was written to him as a personal and was so answered, which he hopes to establish to the satisfaction of the court and everybody else.
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.
S. L. Gilbert was arrested last week, charged with opening a letter addressed to the old firm of Gilbert, Jarvis & Co., of which he was formerly a member. Sam does not seem to be much troubled over the matter and it will probably come out all right.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
Sam Jarvis came down Monday and will spend a few days with us.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
Money on easy terms from the time the loan is made till it is paid off if you borrow of Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.

P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO., have opened a loan & Real Estate office in this city. They will do a general loaning business throughout the Southern portion of this State. They get their money from first hands and can close loans at once, giving the lowest rates of interest. All interest on loans negotiated through Gilbert & Jarvis or Jarvis, Conklin & Co., for Geo W. Moore & Co., or the Traveler’s Insurance Company, is now made payable at this office. They have $50,000 that must be invested by Feb. 1st, 1882, and desire that amount of good applications.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
The firm of Gilbert & Jarvis has been dissolved by mutual consent.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
Mr. S. M. Jarvis left for El Dorado yesterday evening.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
We stated last week that Gilbert & Jarvis had dissolved partnership. The item was true—two years ago. We intended to say: “Gilbert & Fuller have dissolved partnership by mutual consent.”
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
The establishment of the firm of P. H. Albright & Company in this city promises our farmers a better and quicker method of obtaining money when they want it, than they have heretofore had. This firm keeps money sufficient on hand to supply all who may borrow of them, as soon as the papers are signed. They inform us that they now have $50,000, which must be loaned at once, and consequently they will offer it at the lowest rates. They also have a reasonable amount of capital which they wish to invest in securities and town property.
All the business connected with the loans heretofore made for Geo. W. Moore & Co., and the Traveler’s Insurance, of Hart­ford, Connecticut, by Gilbert, Jarvis & Company, and Jarvis, Conklin & Company, will hereafter be under the exclusive control of P. H. Albright & Company, which latter named firm will receipt for interest on all said loans.
Mr. Jas. B. Moore, of Hartford, will remain here during the winter, in the office with P. H. Albright & Company, and will be a valuable assistant in getting the business of the new firm under full headway.
Mr. Albright, the senior member of the firm, is well known in Southern Kansas, and has perhaps the best financial backing in the east of any young man in our state. We predict for the new firm a nice run of business.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.
Money to loan on good City or Farm property at the lowest rates, and paid when papers are signed. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.
Mr. S. M. Jarvis was down from Kansas City several days last week.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
Recap Publication Notice, District Court of Cowley County. S. E. Schermerhorn, Plaintiff, versus Samuel T. Endicott, Nellie D. Endicott, F. S. Jennings, Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut, A. D. Wear, S. M. Jarvis & R. R. Conklin doing business under the name and stole of Jarvis, Conklin & Co. [Paper had “Endecott” at first. This was later corrected to show “Endicott.” MAW]
To the defendants, A. D. Wear, S. M. Jarvis, and R. R. Conklin in the above entitled action. Sued by Plaintiff (Endicotts) for $231.93 and interest thereon at the rate of 12% per annum from November 29, 1880, and for costs of suit and foreclosure of mortgage, etc.
Property: West half of Southeast Quarter, and Southwest Quarter and Northeast Quarter, all in Section 35, Township 34, south of Range 4E.

Plaintiffs’ attorney, J. F. McMullen.
Attested to by Cowley Co. District Court Clerk, E. S. Bedilion.
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. EIGHTH DAY.
                                    Jarvis, Conklin & Co. vs. Geo. R. Waters et al.
                                              CIVIL DOCKET. NINTH DAY.
                                             S. M. Jarvis vs. Silas A. Berry et al.
Cowley County Courant, May 11, 1882.
Two important real estate transactions have just been made in Cowley County. The first being the J. G. Titus farm of 480 acres located southeast of town, the consideration being $4,600 and the purchaser Frederick McClellen, a stock man from Ohio, who has been here, living in the Sam Jarvis house for a short time. The other being one of the G. N. Fowler quarter sections in Fairview township, which sold for $4,500, including one hundred acres of growing wheat. The purchaser was Robt. Gammon, a wealthy gentleman from England, who is making a tour around the world. He stopped here to visit his nephew, W. H. Gammon, who resides near Akron, Fairview township, and for whom he purchased the farm.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.
EDS. COURIER: After a year’s absence, and having traveled nearly six thousand miles, I again find myself in Cowley County, the fairest portion of the Empire State of the west.
On June 30th I left Colorado Springs for a tour over the D. & R. G. Railway, to the southwest. We went as far as Durango, then the terminus of that railway in southwestern Colorado, and distant from the above city 375 miles. On the way we made the ascent of the wonderful Veta Pass, and a hundred miles below Veta Pass we entered the still more wonderful Toltec Gorge, which in sublimity is equal to the greatest objects of scenic interest we have ever seen. Before reaching Durango we saw something of northern New Mexico, down into which the road dips in its passage through the mountains. On the 6th of July in company with a friend, we made the ascent of Pike’s Peak, enjoying lung expansion at a height of 14,326 feet, and in so rarified an atmosphere that eggs boiled 12 minutes are still soft. This is what the very obliging keeper of the Signal Station told us while we were drinking with him at his most earnest request a remarkably strong cup of coffee.
On the 9th inst., we left Colorado Springs for Kansas City. Here we find in a splendid business our old friend, Jarvis, who has shown himself one of Kansas biggest brained, most energetic, sagacious, and cordial businessmen.
Left Kansas City on the 17th for home where having duly and safely arrived, we have been luxuriating among the best of friends, in a land favored of heaven beyond all others  we have seen anywhere else at any time.
In conclusion, allow us to thank you for copies of the COURIER, which have been with us all along the line, and which paper we gladly pronounce after the fullest opportunities for comparison with other journals, “bright among the brightest.” Yours truly, C. M. ALEY.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Sam Jarvis was in the city Sunday and Monday.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.

Three improved farms for sale cheap by Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.
On Thursday and Friday last Mr. “Alderman Jenkins,” of the Borough of Salford, Manchester, England, and Mr. Benjamin Miller, Solicitor, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, visited Winfield accompanied by Mr. S. M. Jarvis, of the well known firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., loan brokers of our city and of Kansas City, Missouri. They were driven around about these parts and observing the farms and agricultural products expressed their great pleasure at all they saw, and the wonderful strides and progress we have made in so few years. The “Alderman,” who is one of the municipal representatives of a very large and heavily populated Borough, has visited many of the principal cities of America and also especially through a great portion of Kansas, has expressed his wonder and delight at all he has seen, and in no state has he been more pleased with the fertility of the soil, the healthy appearance of the farms, the bracing air, and the flourishing appearance of everything than in our own. In conversation with some of our leading citizens, he has expressed these views, and has wished us all in parting every prosperity. He has hopes of again visiting us at some distant day and renewing here and further on his researches. Mr. Miller has also expressed his concurrence in these views. Both gentlemen expressed their high estimation of Mr. Jarvis, and owe the pleasure they have had entirely to his energy, kindness, and consideration.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1883.
S. M. Jarvis, a prominent loan agent of Kansas City, but formerly a Cowley County man, was in the city Monday, with a party of Eastern gentlemen, showing them the beauties of Southern Kansas. Sam still thinks this is the finest country in the West.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1883.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1883.
SHERIFF’S SALE: S. E. Schermerhorn, Plaintiff, Against Samuel T. Endicott, Nellie D. Endicott, F. S. Jennings, The Traveler’s Insurance Company, of Hartford, Connecticut, A. D. Wear and Jarvis, Conklin & Co., Defendants.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.
Jarvis, Conklin & Co., will loan you money in amounts from $200 up to any amount for which you can give security.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 24, 1883.
R. C. Story, ex-County Superintendent, has connected himself with the firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., of Winfield, and we wish him success in his new walk in life.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
Our Winfield office is in charge of H. T. Shivers and R. C. Story, who will represent us in all business pertaining to that office. Jarvis, Conklin & Co., Real Estate and Loan Brokers.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
S. M. Jarvis, of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., was down from Kansas City several days of last week looking after the business interests of the firm. During his stay he visited several of the agencies in the Territory. He returned Friday with his scalp sound, and a higher appreciation than ever of the beauties of Cowley County.

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Conklin and Mrs. Warnock left Tuesday morning for Kansas City, where they will reside. J. E. will be connected with the firm of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., and will bring ripe business and social qualities to the business of that city. Mrs. Conklin is an accomplished, agreeable, and highly esteemed lady and we bespeak for both a kind reception in the social circles of the great city at the mouth of the Kaw.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
Important Announcement. We take pleasure in announcing from reliable sources that Messrs. Jarvis, Conklin & Co., of Kansas City, will re-open their office in Winfield in a very short time, bringing them the first 6 percent money to be loaned in Kansas. They have obtained the additional advantage also of allowing the borrower to pay installments or the whole loan off at any time after one year. Messrs. Jarvis, Conklin & Co. have always taken the greatest interest in Winfield, and this great reduction in the rates of interest and facilities given borrowers, is not the least factor they have brought to play in the prosperity of Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
S. M. Jarvis and J. E. Conklin are down from Kansas City spending a few days among friends.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
S. M. Jarvis, Conklin & Co., is in the city arranging for the re-opening of their office here. This will be done about the 1st of the month, when they propose to put money on the market at six percent interest. Six percent in Cowley will make quite a stir, and is getting interests very low. In addition to this, they propose to allow the option of paying off the loans anytime the borrower desires.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
S. M. Jarvis appeared to us in New York and again in Kansas City, having arrived just before we left the latter city.
We met R. R. Conklin at Kansas City. He had lately returned from an extended trip to California and other states and territories of the West.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
                                                          CHEAP MONEY.
McDonald, Jarvis & Co., have $1,000,000 of Eastern money to loan on improved farms in Cowley, Butler, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties at SIX PERCENT, per annum. Loans will be made at my office in Winfield, and the interest can be paid to me as it matures, and the borrower will receive the coupons at the time he makes his payments, and thus all mistakes and trouble be avoided. All loans will be made on five years time with the privilege  to the borrower to pay it off at any time after one year. We mean business and can and will loan money cheaper than any other person or firm in Kansas. Come and see us before borrowing elsewhere. J. WADE McDONALD, Attorney and General Manager.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY.

R. R. Conklin vs. E. W. Hanning et al.
R. R. Conklin vs. James M. Baker et al.
R. R. Conklin vs. George W. Denton et al.
S. M. Jarvis vs. C. C. Rockwell.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
S. M. Jarvis, of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., was in the city Sunday. Their large business keeps Sam on the road most of the time.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
Ezra Nixon goes to Kansas City Nov. 1st to become bookkeeper for Jarvis, Conklin & Co. This firm keeps drawing on the live young men of our town to an alarming extent.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 21, 1883.
Recap of Publication Notice: S. M. Jarvis, Plaintiff, vs. John N. Sicks & Nancy J. Sicks, defendants...$528.48 Mortgage plus 12 percent per annum interest from April 1883. Foreclosure on property. Attorney for Plaintiff: A. J. Pyburn.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
The firm of McDonald, Jarvis & Co., on last Saturday filed in the office of the Register of Deeds the first six percent mortgages ever placed in this county. The firm is doing a rushing business. With money at six percent, most anyone can afford to borrow.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
The new loan broking firm of McDonald, Jarvis & Co., is creating a big stir in the loan market, with their six percent money. The senior member of the firm is J. Wade McDonald.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
McDonald, Jarvis & Co., have put up a handsome gilt sign in front of their loan offices, on which is emblazoned their legend, “six per cent money.” This firm has accomplished a good thing for Cowley in practically bringing the surplus money of the East to our very doors at rates which all can afford to pay. They are enabled to do this by the fact that Cowley County real estate is rated at the best gilt-edged security in the East, and capitalists are all willing and anxious to put their money out when good security can be had. The firm is placing an immense amount of this cheap money at present.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Messrs. Shivvers & Linn have opened a real estate and insurance office in the rooms formerly occupied by Jarvis, Conklin & Co., over McDonald & Miner’s store. They are energetic, responsible businessmen, and persons looking for a location or desiring to place land for sale should call on them.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
NEW FIRM. SHIVVERS & LINN, Real Estate, Loan & Insurance Agents.
Write Insurance in the Best Companies. Farm and City Property for Sale.
                      Office at the old stand of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., Winfield, Kansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1883.
S. M. Jarvis, a prominent loan agent of Kansas City, but formerly a Cowley County man, was in the city Monday, with a party of Eastern gentlemen, showing them the beauties of Southern Kansas. Sam still thinks this is the finest country in the West.
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.

Messrs. F. H. Teeke and E. H. Wright of Newark, New Jersey, were in the city this week. They are the capitalists who are furnishing the six percent money to McDonald, Jarvis & Co., and were looking into their investments.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
McDonald, Jarvis & Co., do not insinuate that all other loan agents tell lies, but they loan the only six percent money, “alle samee.”
Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.
Sam Jarvis and the Conklin brothers, former residents of Cowley, have made a new departure, having opened a banking institution at Kingman, Kansas, known as the Farmers’ and Drovers’ bank. They are gentlemen of stability and integrity, whose success is certain.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
Messrs. Jarvis, Conklin & Co. have organized and started a bank at Kingman, Kansas. It is an incorporated State bank with a cash capital of $50,000. S. M. Jarvis is president; R. H. Conklin, vice president; and H. P. Morgan, cashier. Mr. Morgan, who had a banking experience of fourteen years in Rhode Island, has for several years been representing this firm at their office in Providence, Rhode Island. Kingman County, since the advent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, has been growing rapidly in population. While land is cheap there now, it ranks in soil and climate with McPherson, just north of it, which for three years has been the banner wheat county of the State. With the wide acquaintance and business experience of these gentlemen, the success of the venture as a financial measure cannot be questioned. Both Messrs. Jarvis and Conklin will remain in charge of their home office at Kansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, February 16, 1884.
AD. McDonald, Jarvis & Co., WINFIELD KANSAS,
Negotiators of Real Estate Loans.
The only 6 percent money in Cowley County.
Privilege granted borrowers of paying loss after one year without bonds, and privilege written in the mortgage.
Interest can be paid at our office and loan can be paid in installments.
All business transacted with dispatch.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
Now is the time for the farmers to pay off their present mortgages bearing high interest and secure a loan at lower rates. Borrow 6 percent money of McDonald, Jarvis & Co.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
McDonald, Jarvis & Co., are helping many of our farmers to pay off their mortgages drawing a high rate, and replacing them by 6 percent loans. This firm is giving borrowers the best show they have ever had in this county.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.

Mr. S. M. Jarvis visited the city Sunday and Monday in company with Messrs. Macknet, Howell, and Divine, of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of New Jersey, who came out to look over their investments made in this county by Jarvis, Conklin & Co., and McDonald, Jarvis & Co. They control about forty million dollars capital and are one of the largest insurance companies in the country. They are better pleased with their investments in this county than with those of any county they have visited.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.
McDonald, Jarvis & Co. are helping many of our farmers to pay off their mortgages drawing a high rate, and replacing them by 6 percent loans. This firm is giving borrowers the best show they have ever had in this county.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Recap. Sheriff’s Sale Sept. 8, 1884, of real estate to be sold by Sheriff McIntire. Plaintiff, S. M. Jarvis; Defendants, John N. Sicks and Nancy J. Sicks.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Recap. Sheriff’s Sale September 8, 1884, of real estate to be sold by Sheriff McIntire.
Plaintiff, R. R. Conklin. Defendants, Wm. W. Whiteside, Amanda M. Whiteside, and Fred R. Foster.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Recap. Sheriff’s Sale September 8, 1884, of real estate to be sold by Sheriff McIntire.
Plaintiff, R. R. Conklin. Defendants, Rebecca A. Withrow, Emily E. Withrow, Amanda F. Withrow, and Eby D. Withrow.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Recap. Sheriff’s Sale September 8, 1884, of real estate to be sold by Sheriff McIntire.
Plaintiff, R. R. Conklin. Defendants, Eliphus W. Hanning, Carolina Hanning, and Wesley McEwen.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
                                              56. S. M. Jarvis vs. John F. Miller.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
                                                          Dissolution Notice.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, September 30th, 1884. The firm of McDonald, Jarvis & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Jarvis, Conklin & Co., of Kansas City, Missouri, will assume all business obligations of the old firm, and continue the business at Winfield.
                 J. WADE McDONALD, J. E. JARVIS, McDONALD, JARVIS & CO.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
The firm of McDonald, Jarvis & Co. was dissolved Monday, Judge McDonald retiring. His increasing law practice together with his stock interests made this necessary. The firm will hereafter be Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Mrs. S. M. Jarvis has been in the city for a week past as the guest of Mr. Ed. Jarvis and family. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Henry Jarvis, of Illinois. Sam came down Tuesday and returned to Kansas City with the ladies on the evening train.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
S. M. Jarvis vs. J. F. Miller: costs paid and case dismissed.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.

We guarantee to borrowers the cheapest rates in Southern Kansas. We ask no business if we do not make good our guarantee. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.
6 percent money to loan by Jarvis, Conklin & Co. Remember the place—at the old stand south of A. T. Spotswood’s.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
We can make you any kind of a loan you desire. We can make you a loan for straight five years, or we can give you a privilege of paying the loan after a year from the first interest payment, or we can give you the privilege of paying in installments of $500. We can give you annual or semi-annual interest. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
                                         Jarvis, Conklin & Co. Loan Brokers.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
One of the oldest and most successful firms of the city is that of Messrs. Jarvis, Conklin & Co. The firm is composed of Mr. S. M. Jarvis and R. R. Conklin, extensive loan brokers of Kansas City, and at one time in charge of their business here, and Mr. Ed. Jarvis, who assisted by Mr. F. C. Hunt, manages the affairs of the Winfield office. They loan money in any way desired—straight five years, or with the privilege of paying in installments, annual or semi-annual interest. The extent of their business and the wealth and reliability of the firm enables them to loan money at astonishingly low rates. This fact and the personal responsibility of the firm have given them a very extensive business.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
We can make you any kind of a loan you desire. We can make you a loan for straight five years, or we can give you a privilege of paying the loan after a year from the first interest payment, or we can give you the privilege of paying in installments of $500. We can give you annual or semi-annual interest. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Parties who are contemplating borrowing money upon farm security will do well to consult Jarvis, Conklin & Co. for rates and conditions. They give the best conditions and the best rates, and transact business promptly.
Jarvis, Conklin & Co., at the old stand south of A. T. Spotswood’s, loan the cheapest money in the state of Kansas. Their rates cannot be met. Do not fail to call and see them if you want a loan on farm property.
We have the only 6 percent money to loan in Kansas. Why pay seven, eight, nine and ten percent interest on good farm security when you can make a loan drawing 6 percent?
                                                        Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
We guarantee to borrowers the cheapest rates in Southern Kansas. We ask no business  if we do not make good our guarantee. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
6 percent money to loan by Jarvis, Conklin & Co. Remember the place—at the old stand south of A. T. Spotswood’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.
J. E. Jarvis, of Winfield, was in our midst Wednesday last.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.

Parties who are contemplating borrowing money upon farm security will do well to consult Jarvis, Conklin & Co. for rates and conditions. They give the best conditions and the best rates, and transact business promptly.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
Jarvis, Conklin & Co., at the old stand south of A. T. Spotswood’s, loan the cheapest money in the state of Kansas. Their rates cannot be met. Do not fail to call and see them if you want a loan on farm property.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
H. L. Archer, traveling agent for Jarvis, Conklin & Co., who has been here for two weeks, left Saturday for his home, Columbus, Kansas. He was accompanied by his brother, Lou, from Marshall, Ill., who is visiting him.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Money to loan by Jarvis, Conklin & Co., Winfield, Kansas. Interest coupons are delivered when the interest is paid. Privilege is given of paying the mortgage in installments, or the whole loan, any time after the first year. No trouble of finding the mortgage, when it is paid. Annual or semi-annual interest. We guarantee the cheapest rates. Do not fail to call and see us if you are thinking of making a loan.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers for yesterday as taken from the Records of the Register’s office.
S. M. Jarvis and wife to Wm. Brockman, ne qr 19-30-6 and sw qr 10-30-5 e, 320 acres: $3,500.00.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 20, 1885.
Money to Loan by Jarvis, Conklin & Co., Winfield, Kansas. Interest coupons are delivered when the interest is paid. Privilege is given in paying the mortgage in installments, or the whole loan, any time after the first year. No trouble in finding mortgages when they are paid. Annual or semi-annual interest. We guarantee the cheapest rates. Do not fail to call and see us if you are thinking of making a loan.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
L. G. Archer, from Marshal, Ill., is now custom collector at the Central. He is a brother of W. L. Jarvis, Conklin & Co.’s traveling agent, whose headquarters have been here for some time.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.

Charles Bogardus, a young attorney who located here a few weeks ago, was last night arrested on complaint of Jarvis, Conklin & Co. He is charged with embezzling two hundred dollars through a branch, conducted by him, of the Kingman office of Jarvis, Conklin & Co., at Saratoga. He claims to have sent six hundred dollars, by registered letter, to the U. S. land office at Larned, entry fee on three pieces of land. The land office received but four hundred dollars of the amount. Jarvis, Conklin & Co., on getting complaint of the non-entry, sent their K. C. attorney to investigate. In the meantime Bogardus came here. The evidence pointed conclusively to embezzlement. Our officials were telegraphed to arrest, and today Mr. S. M. Jarvis, the head of the firm, arrived to look into the matter. Bogardus claims that the two hundred dollars was extracted from the letter after leaving his hands, and that he has spent three hundred dollars in trying to ferret the loss. Yet no evidence could be found by the firm’s attorney showing that he had filed any complaint in the post office department or otherwise, or that he had told anyone of the loss. The complaint had been filed in the District Court at Kingman, and Bogardus will be held here for the Kingman authorities. He is twenty-four years old, with a wife and one child at Saratoga. His mother owns considerable property around that place. Bogardus is said to have been in the toils before for embezzlement.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
S. M. Jarvis and wife to J. W. Ross, e hf of ne qr 22-30-s-6e: $500.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Constable Harrod took Bogardus, in the toils for embezzling two hundred dollars for Jarvis, Conklin & Co., at Saratoga, to Kingman yesterday, where he will await trial before the District Court.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
S M Jarvis and wife to J E Jarvis, lots 1 and 2 and ½ of ne ¼ of 6-3-s3 e, 160 acres: $4,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
James Hall, for some time past connected with the Spotswood grocery, left Sunday evening to take charge of Jarvis, Conklin & Co.’s loan office at Howard. All will regret to see him leave, but wish him success. He will not move his family for some time.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Next Wednesday morning, July 1st, commences the operation of the new law concerning postage under which letter postage will be two cents per ounce or fraction thereof instead of two cents per half ounce or fraction thereof as at present. This change will not have the effect to reduce the postage on the largest class of letters, those weighing a half ounce or less, and will therefore be no perceptible relief to the most of the letter writers, but there is a large class of mail matter on which it will reduce the postage about one-half, and it will be a great relief to real estate men, insurance agents, registers of deeds, clerks of the courts, superintendents of public instruction, sheriffs, bankers, and others who send many heavy letters. Persons receiving such letters will be relieved of a large amount of the “postage due” which they now have to pay on letters coming to them on which the prepaid postage is insufficient. The operation of the “postage due” system discloses a large class of penurious or careless correspondents who victimize the persons to whom they address heavy letters. This new law will relieve these victims to a considerable extent. For instance, the register of deeds, First National Bank, P. H. Albright & Co., and Jarvis, Conklin & Co., pay each from ten to twenty dollars a year for postage due stamps, and considering that they fully prepay the postage on the letters they mail, it is likely that the new law will reduce their postage to the extent of forty to one hundred dollars per year. It may be surprising to some to learn that some firms in this city pay from two hundred to five hundred dollars a year in postage and that with some of these a great bulk of their postage is on letters, weighing more than half an ounce. We estimate that the new law will make the receipts of the Winfield office for postage on first-class matter one thousand dollars per year less than it would be under the old law.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
Ed. Jarvis was at Douglass Monday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
Mr. J. W. Hall, late of Winfield, who has charge of the loan business of Jarvis, Conklin & Co. for this point, is a jolly good fellow, a good businessman, and our people will like him. We are glad to make his acquaintance. Howard Courant.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 25, 1885.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.
                                                            Money to Loan
By Jarvis, Conklin & Co., Winfield, Kansas. Interest coupons are delivered when the interest is paid. Privilege is given in paying the mortgage in installments, or the whole loan, any time after the first year. No trouble in finding mortgages when they are paid. Annual or semi-annual interest. We guarantee the cheapest rates. Do not fail to call and see us if you are thinking of making a loan.
                                    Trial Docket Cowley County District Court,
                                  September Term, 1885, Commencing Sept. 1st.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
2100. S M Jarvis vs Elijah E Craine et al. A. J. Pyburn for plaintiff; McDermott & Johnson for defendant.
2101. R R Conklin vs John M Jarvis et al. A. J. Pyburn for plaintiff.
2104. R R Conklin vs John H Hicks et al. A. J. Pyburn for plaintiff.
2144. S M Jarvis vs Alonzo Johnson et al. A. J. Pyburn for plaintiff; D. C. Beach and John A. Eaton for defendant.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
For loans on improved farms, go to Jarvis, Conklin & Co. They will give lower rates and better privileges than any other firm can give. Money paid as soon as the papers are executed. They are the only firm in Cowley County that have the coupons on hand to deliver when the interest is paid.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
For loans on improved farms, go to Jarvis, Conklin & Co. They will give lower rates and better privileges than any other firm can give. Money paid as soon as the papers are executed. They are the only firm in Cowley County that have the coupons on hand to deliver when the interest is paid.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
The District Court opened again Saturday with Judge pro tem Dalton in the seat of honor.    S. M. Jarvis vs. Elijah E. Craine, dismissed.
R. R. Conklin vs. John H. Hicks, et al, dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.

Fred C. Hunt, of Winfield, with Jarvis, Conklin & Co., spent Monday night in the city. Fred and the writer hereof at one time played sweet on the same girl, bought gum-drops at the same confectionery stand, “writ” valentines to the same girls, and otherwise conducted themselves as brother dudes in society. Caldwell Journal.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
Jane P Jarvis and hus to Peter C Croco, lot 1 and n hf lot 2, blk 147, Loomis ad to Winfield: $600.
Louis Miller to J E Jarvis, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, blk 41, Burden: $800.
J E Jarvis et ux to Henry L Miller, ne hf sw qr and sw qr sw qr sec 17 and nw qr nw qr 20-31-7e: $750.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Ed. Jarvis went to Wellington today on business.
            The Grist in Waiting for the December, 1885, Term of the District Court,
                                                Beginning Tuesday, the 15th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
R R Conklin vs John M Jarvis et al, A J Pyburn pros.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY.
S M Jarvis vs Alonzo Johnson, A J Pyburn pros; David C Beach, Jno A Eaton defense.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
For loans on improved farms, go to JARVIS, CONKLIN & CO. They will give lower rates and better privileges than any other firm can give. Money paid as soon as the papers are executed. They are the only firm in Cowley County that have the coupons on hand to deliver when the interest is paid.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Jarvis, Conklin & Co. are now prepared to make choice loans of $200 and upwards upon real estate security without any delay further than is necessary to perfect title. Money will be paid when the papers are expected and no waiting for approval by eastern investors will be required. They are the only loan agents in Kansas who give the privilege of paying a mortgage in installments at any interest payment, and write the privilege in the mortgage. A verbal promise of this privilege does not bind the investor. They are also the only loan agents handling eastern money who deliver the coupons when the interest is paid. Annual or semi-annual interest given, and the lowest rates guaranteed.
                                                     THE JUSTICE MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
S. M. Jarvis vs. J. E. Johnson et al, foreclosure, settled and dismissed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
J. E. Jarvis returned from a business trip to Kansas City Friday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
Gene Millard got in Friday from a week’s circuit of Sumner County, making loans and examining titles for Jarvis, Conklin & Co. Gene is a rustler from “way back.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.

John Rowland, with Jarvis, Conklin & Co., went to Wellington Wednesday to take charge of a branch department in that city. Wellington will find Mr. Rowland to be a straight forward businessman and a gentleman, one that can be relied on. We are sorry to lose John, and hope he will succeed in his new field of labor.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
A good team of horses, with harness and buggy, good team for livery or general purpose, for sale by Jarvis, Conklin & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Jarvis, Conklin & Co. are anticipating the handsomest real estate and loan office in the city when they get into their new room in the Farmers’ Bank building. It will be spacious and elegantly furnished.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
J. Van De Water is putting up an addition to Ed. Jarvis’ home in the Third Ward.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
City Clerk Buckman has been ordered by the city rulers to draw an order in favor of Uhl & Giel for $584, 80 per cent of the first estimate of the City Building.
An order was also made for an order in favor of W. P. Hackney for $1,000, to be paid to him upon delivery of a warranty deed to lots 17 and 18, block 168, the city building site.
The $10,000 in city building bonds will be issued this week and turned over to Jarvis, Conklin & Co., the purchasers, on receipt of $10,200.
                Bar Docket for the April Term of the Cowley County District Court,
                                                 Convening Tuesday, the 6th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
46. 2101. R R Conklin vs John M Jarvis et al, A J Pyburn for plaintiff.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 25, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
                                                    Semblance to Bunke-shop.
The Visitor relates a queer story regarding the First National Bank of Winfield. It appears from the columns of the journal mentioned above that Jarvis & Hunt have been having little “differences of opinions,” until they had gotten to be big ones. Jarvis wanted to buy or sell the other’s interest in the business. Hunt refused. One day when Jarvis was out, Hunt took all of the firm’s papers and went to the First National Bank and was in the act of signing them all over to it when the first mentioned gentleman happened in. Jarvis demanded to know what Hunt was doing with the firm’s papers without his knowledge and made a grab for them and obtained most of them. Hunt also grabbed, but he was not quick enough.
The story is best told now in the Visitor’s own words.

“Hunt then jumped at him, trying to take the papers away from him, Jarvis declaring that half of the papers were his and he would not give them up until he knew what disposition was being made of them and held on and refused to give them up. At this, Mart Robinson, the president of the bank, proceeded to take a hand and while he and Hunt were scuffling with Jarvis, trying to get the papers, Geo. Robinson, the cashier, ran in from behind the bank counters and grabbed Jarvis by the throat, choking him and demanding the papers. All three were at him at the same time; but in spite of the garroting and scuffling, Jarvis succeeded in keeping a fast hold on the papers.
“Between the scuffling and choking, the voice of Mart rose high, telling Jarvis that ‘he had no business to come into their place of business and gather up papers—that the papers were in Hunt’s possession and he had no right to them.’
“Jarvis also took occasion, as the pressure of George’s fingers from time to time let up to tell them ‘that he proposed to take his property whenever he found a set of d____d thieves and robbers like they were undertook to down him.’
“Finally Jarvis told them to let him loose, that he wanted to speak to Hunt. They released him and he asked Hunt ‘what he was going to do with the papers and why he had taken them out of the office unbeknownst to him and without his consent?’
“Hunt answered that ‘he was signing them over to the bank to keep him from robbing him.’
“Jarvis said that ‘no one wanted to rob him, that he believed it all a scheme of a set of thieves to rob him.’
“The Robinsons then made a show of apologizing, saying that ‘they didn’t know what papers they were when he picked them up.’
“Words followed words until Mart locked the door and informed Jarvis that he should never go out of the bank while he kept possession of the papers and finally he and George again attacked him: Mart going for the papers and George, taking his favorite hold, tried to shut off his wind. He still clung to them and they again detested and blankly apologized to Jarvis, assuring Jarvis that they were very sorry to have any trouble. Jarvis then told them that they would never get the papers out of his hands as long as he lived, and finally after a third unsuccessful tussle and choking, they agreed that he should send after an attorney. Frank Jennings was sent for and it was settled by a list of the papers being prepared for Jarvis and the bank retaining them.”
Daily Calamity Howler, Thursday, October 15, 1891.
The unveiling exercises of the Morgan monument will take place Sunday, Oct. 18th at 2 o’clock, p.m., on the Central school grounds of this city. If the weather is unfavorable, the exer­cises will take place at the Baptist church. A general invita­tion is extended to all the people of Cowley County to be present on this occasion.


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