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A. H. Jennings

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
Note: After studying all the entries for A. H. Jennings, Jr., I finally came to the conclusion that he was a brother of Frank S. Jennings even though there was one newspaper entry (repeated next) that indicated he came at a later date.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
Mr. A. H. Jennings, a brother of S. H. and County Attorney Jennings, recently from Delaware, Ohio, is helping J. S. Mann through the rush of fair week and may remain with him for some time. He has many years experience in the clothing business.
Jennings became a partner with George H. Crippen. Turned out that Crippen’s wife and A. H. Jennings, Jr.’s wife were related.
A. H. Jennings, Jr., was a brother of Frank S. and S. H. Jennings, of Winfield. I have put entries pertaining to S. H. Jennings in the Frank S. Jennings file.
                                              WINFIELD CITY OFFICERS.
                                  Councilmen 2nd ward: A. H. Jennings; T. B. Myers.
Jennings & Bedilion, real estate, 822 Main
Jennings A H, real estate, res 403 e 12th
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Mr. A. H. Jennings purchased the Wallis & Wallis brick building Monday for six thousand dollars.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
Messrs. Jennings and Crippen are having their ten thousand bushels of wheat ground up into flour, which they are shipping. One car-load goes to Texas today. The Tunnel Mill is doing the grinding.
A. H. Jennings and George H. Crippen: running Tunnel Mills...
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
The Tunnel Mills will hereafter be run by Messrs. Jennings & Crippen. They will put in at once a full set of rolls and discard the burrs.
A. H. Jennings, brother of S. H. and Frank S. Jennings, visiting...
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
Mr. A. H. Jennings, a brother of S. H. and County Attorney Jennings, recently from Delaware, Ohio, is helping J. S. Mann through the rush of fair week and may remain with him for some time. He has many years experience in the clothing business.
Excerpts: S. H. Jennings, brother of Frank S. Jennings and Mrs. A. H. Jennings, Jr., wife of another brother of Frank S. Jennings...
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.

In blooded cattle the showing is equally as good. About thirty short horn bulls are on exhibition, among the best being those of J. O. Taylor, S. H. Jennings, Mr. Bain, and J. S. Baker. Mr. Taylor shows a herd of short horn cows and calves, three of them the celebrated Jerseys. Mrs. M. J. Gilkey of Maple City, Mr. Thompson of Rock, S. H. Jennings of Winfield, and Mr. Bain, recently from Kentucky, also show very fine specimens of short horn cows and calves—some of them exceptionally good. That Cowley has made wonderful strides in the improvement of her cattle and horses, our fair readily shows. For the convenience of those who, like the writer, for instance, can’t tell a short horn cow from any other, if both cows had their heads in a barrel, Mr. Taylor is stationed at the corrals and takes great pleasure in showing the visitors around.
                                                 CLASS M. FANCY WORK.
Best Specimen silk embroidery, Mrs. C. C. Black, 1st premium; Mrs. A. H. Jennings, Jr., 2nd.
Best silk quilt, Mrs. A. H. Jennings, Jr., city, 1st premium; Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, city, 2nd.
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.
                                                  $1.00 Per Bushel for Wheat.
We will for the next 30 days pay you in first class Flour, $1.00 per bushel for good wheat. Jennings & Crippen.
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1884.
Flour at wholesale prices, best $2.25; good, $2.10 per hundred. East of the Brettun.
                                                         Jennings & Crippen.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Messrs. Jennings & Crippen sold seventeen thousand bushels of their wheat to Landes & Beall, millers of Arkansas City, last week. They got very close to a dollar per bushel for it.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
Mr. D. M. Sydall, of Zanesville, Ohio, brother-in-law of A. H. Jennings, has purchased property in the south part of the city and moved to Winfield to stay.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
A. H. Jennings bought of Mrs. N. C. Powers last week the property occupied by Newton’s harness shop for twenty-five hundred dollars. Mr. Jennings is investing largely in Winfield property.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
On M. L. Robinson road, A. H. Jennings, J. S. Hunt, and Jacob T. Hackney were appointed viewers.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
The Republican convention of Cowley County met according to call at the Opera House in Winfield on Saturday, April 19, 1884, at 11 o’clock a.m.
Met according to adjournment. Committee on credentials reported as follows.
Winfield: A. P. Johnson, H. G. Norton, M. G. Troup, A. H. Jennings, J. W. Crane, W. R. McDonald, H. D. Gans, T. H. Soward, C. Trump, H. L. Wells, I. W. Randall, L. B. Stone,
D. A. Millington.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.

                                                   The City “Dads” in Session.
The regular meeting of the City Council occurred Monday evening.
Application of A. H. Jennings for building permit was referred to Committee on Fire Department.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Jennings & Crippen have decided to build a brick and stone building a hundred feet deep with two stories and a basement on the lot south of Schofield & Keck’s livery barn. A survey brought out the fact that the barn was two feet over on the lot. It will be moved off and the work of erecting the building proceed at once.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Mr. A. H. Jennings has commenced the erection of a neat brick building, for office purposes, next to Newton’s harness shop.
A. H. Jennings [brother of Frank S. Jennings]???...
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
                         Class M. Home-made Goods. Superintendent: A. H. Jennings.
                                                                    Lot 1.
All goods or articles in this lot must be manufactured by the exhibitor, and certificate of the same furnished the secretary.
Pair of woolen blankets; five yards of woolen cloth; five yards of woolen flannel; five yards of woolen carpet; hearth-rug; ten yards of rag carpet; woolen coverlet; pair woolen stockings; pair woolen socks; pair woolen mittens; pair woolen gloves; two pounds stocking yarn; pair cotton socks; pair cotton stockings; ten yards jeans; ten yards Lindsey.
                                                  Lot 2. Kansas Factory Made.
Best display of goods from any woolen factory in Kansas.
Best display of cotton goods manufactured in Kansas.
Best twenty yards of woolen carpet, manufactured in Kansas.
Best white woolen blankets, manufactured in Kansas.
Best display of carpets, Kansas make.
Best display of cotton or silk goods, Kansas make.
Handsomest and best five rugs, Kansas make.
Handsomest and best five fancy door-mats, Kansas make.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.
F. M. Freeland and A. H. Jennings were granted building permits.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
                                                       The City Government.
The City Fathers ground out the usual grist of business Monday evening. Curns & Manser and Jennings’s and Crippen were granted building permits.

An ordinance was passed allowing Jennings & Crippen to move the building next to Wallis & Wallis grocery to the lot next to Schofield & Keck’s livery barn. These gentlemen, instead of building on the latter lot, as previously announced, will erect a large two story brick and stone store building on the lot next to Wallis & Wallis.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
The ground is being cleared for Curns & Manser’s new brick block, and work will commence at once. Jennings & Crippen will also erect a brick building next to Wallis’ store. The barber shop will be moved to the lot next to Schofield & Kecks livery barn. As Seaver, of the Dexter Eye, would say, “still we boom!”
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
A. H. Jennings has commenced the erection of a neat law office next to the drug house of L. M. Williams.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
BRICK. The Winfield Stone, Brick and Tile Company is now making twenty thousand brick per day. These brick are all hand moulded and are pronounced by masons the best ever made in this county. They can be seen on Main Street in Jennings’s office building. Prices low.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
                                                           The City Council.
Building permits were granted to A. H. Jennings and Jennings & Crippen.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
WINFIELD—FIRST WARD. Delegates: H. H. Siverd, B. Kelly, J. C. Long, H. D. Gans, Jno. A. McGuire, W. R. McDonald, Ed. P. Greer.
Alternates: J. S. Hunt, J. Cairns, D. A. Millington, J. W. Arrowsmith, A. Gridley, A. H. Jennings, W. J. Wilson.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 19, 1884.
A. J. Thompson, A. H. Jennings, and J. P. Short viewers on J. W. Bryan county road.
Note: Next item shows “S. H.” Jennings. Think this should be A. H. Jennings...
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Wilkinson & Co., now occupying the new building of S. H. Jennings, next to L. M. Williams’ drug house, with their cigar factory.
Reference made to “Hill” Jennings: believe this refers to “A. H. Jennings, Jr.”...
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.
Arthur Van Sycle, a young attorney, of Delaware, Ohio, spent part of last week in the city, a guest of Mr. Hill Jennings.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.
The new Jennings & Crippen brick business building has been rented to a dry goods firm from the east.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.

AD. TO THE PUBLIC. I will open in a few days in the new Jennings-Crippen building, front rooms upstairs, a Merchant Tailoring Establishment. My stock of Cloths will be first-class in quality and finish, and will be made up complete to order. I have had over twenty years’ experience as a Tailor both in Europe and America, and have worked in all the large cities of the country. This experience enables me to assure the public that work entrusted to my hands will be perfect in every way. No work will be allowed to leave my establishment until satisfactory.
I have the honor to refer by permission to Bullene, Moores & Emery, Kansas City, with whom I have been for several years, also to any merchant of standing in that city.
Hoping that the citizens of Winfield and vicinity will oblige me with their orders, I am
                          Respectfully, JULIUS GOCZLIWSKI (Late of Kansas City.)
Both S. H. and A. H. Jennings mentioned: brothers of Frank S. Jennings...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
                                                             The State Fair.
The writer attended the State Fair at Topeka last week on “Ben Butler Day,” and is prepared to confess that the caricatures devoted to “Old Ben” by Puck and Judge are absolutely flattering as to beauty. Ben is not at home as a stump speaker, especially in stalwart Republican Kansas, and his speeches elicited very little enthusiasm. The Fair was something to make blooming, happy Kansas prouder than ever, and an advertisement of incalculable benefit. Every department was complete. A look at the magnificent displays proved the feebleness of words to express the gigantic possibilities of the garden spot of the world, Sunny Kansas. We noticed on the grounds from Winfield: Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, and Messrs. R. E. Wallis, J. O. Taylor, W. H. Turner, A. H. Green, S. H. and A. H. Jennings, J. P. Short, Harry Bahntge, Chas. Schmidt, A. Gogoll, and Tom Matherson.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Dalton & Madden have taken rooms in the new Jennings-Crippen building.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
Messrs. Jennings, Crippen & Co. have forty thousand bushels of wheat in bin in this city. As the average price paid is about fifty cents per bushel, the present market tendency indicates a handsome speculation. An investment in wheat at fifty cents per bushel is as solid as the rock of ages.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
Capt. J. J. Carson and family have arrived from Kentucky and will occupy the pleasant residence of Mr. Geo. Ordway. Mr. Carson will shortly open an entirely new stock of clothing in the Jennings & Crippen building. He is a man of large experience in this business, of keen intelligence and enterprise, and just such a man as we are ready to heartily welcome as a citizen. Mr. Carson was a member of the first company that left “Old Kaintuck” to battle for the Union.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
J. J. Carson left Saturday morning to visit the eastern cities to purchase his goods. He will open an entire new stock in the new building of Jennings & Crippen about March 1st.
                                               UNITY AND ENTHUSIASM.
                                By-Laws Adopted for a Permanent Organization.
                                        The Queen City’s Prospective College.

                                                Machine Shops And Foundry.
                 Startling Figures From Judge Soward in Favor of More Railroads.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
A. H. Jennings made an interesting address and sprung the matter of a college in Winfield. He cited the great advantages derived by his former home, Delaware, Ohio, through such an institution and allowed the feasibility of a college here. In all Southern Kansas there is not an institution of higher learning; no better field can be found. This would be an adjunct that would not only give one town a standing in the State, but greatly increase our population, our business patronage, and our educational conveniences. Cowley County is now sending abroad an average of fifty students annually at a cost of several hundred dollars each. And a great many more would seek classical education if the facilities were at home and the expense reduced. This college would also draw from a large territory surrounding us. It was proposed to organize a stock company, every man putting in one hundred or two hundred dollars being entitled to a twenty-year scholarship. Mr. Jennings’ scheme met with great favor, and now that the ball is rolling there is no doubt that fifty thousand dollars can be raised to boost the enterprise. Like every institution of the kind, it will have to grow from a small beginning. A. H. Jennings, Prof. Gridley, County Superintendent Limerick, Dr. Graham, Rev. Reider, and Dr. Kirkwood were appointed a committee to devise plans for the establishment of this college. The committee has been wisely selected and we have no doubt that they will put this important matter on foot and that it will reach an early fruition.
M. G. Troup also addressed the meeting at length, urging the establishment of this proposed institution of learning and showed its feasibility and importance to the Queen City. He spoke of the vast resources of Cowley County. Though she has advanced magically in her short existence, her domain is as yet but half developed. She has room and maintenance for sixty thousand people, which number she will soon have if her citizens show enterprise and grit. She not only wants more tillers of the soil, but more mechanics, manufacturers, and tradesmen. These must come if our advantages are properly shown up and the requisite encouragement shown.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
A. H. Jennings is looking after property interests in Sedgwick County.
                              THE WINFIELD ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION.
                   A Third Enthusiastic Meeting and a Board of Directors Elected.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.

The Winfield Enterprise Association is now thoroughly organized and is bringing its power to bear on various schemes whose success will set Winfield several rounds up the ladder of prosperity. Its third meeting was held on Thursday evening last, when the membership was found to have reached over two hundred of our prominent businessmen, most of whom were present and have since put two dollars each into a sinking fund. J. C. Long was chosen chairman and D. L. Kretsinger secretary. A committee consisting of G. H. Allen, T. H. Soward, Walter Denning, C. M. Leavitt, and Frank H. Greer was appointed to report a list of names for directors of the Association. The following were reported and unanimously elected: Wm. Whiting, J. B. Lynn, M. L. Robinson, J. C. Long. H. B. Schuler, J. L. Horning, D. A. Millington, T. H. Soward, A. H. Doane, W. P. Hackney, J. E. Conklin, J. P. Baden, and W. G. Graham. No better men could have been chosen as directors. They are all men of enterprise and energy: men who have the interests of our city and county at heart and the necessary nerve and ability to secure every enterprise possible for our advancement. The committee previously appointed to devise a plan for the establishment of a college in Winfield, composed of W. R. Kirkwood, J. H. Reider, A. H. Gridley, and A. H. Jennings, reported as follows.
Your committee, appointed to consider and report upon the subject of an educational institution of a higher grade, beg leave to present the following, viz:
1st. We believe it to be eminently desirable that such an institution should be located in Winfield, and at the same time entirely feasible.
2nd. We are informed that the South Western Kansas Conference, of the M. E. Church is about to locate a College in the southern central portion of the State.
3rd. We therefore recommend that a committee of businessmen be appointed who shall make a canvass of the city and county, soliciting subscriptions to a fund to be used for the purpose of securing the location of said College in Winfield; and we recommend that the work be done at once, inasmuch as the conference above named, meets on the 16th inst.
4th. Inasmuch as it is proposed at an early day to vote bonds to the amount of $15,000 for the purpose of erecting another school building, we beg to suggest whether it be possible legally to vote for the erection of such building—to build it on plans suitable for College purposes, and, if the College can be secured, to be turned over to the board of trustees of the College for their use, while the high school should be merged in the preparatory department of the College, it being understood that, in case the College is located here, it shall be properly endowed and equipped by the Conference.
The Directors held their first meeting on Friday evening last and permanently officered the Association as follows: President, H. B. Schuler; Vice-President, D. A. Millington; Secretary and Treasurer, T. H. Soward. Committees were appointed to sift and develop certain enterprises that have been sprung. This organization means much for Winfield and Cowley County. It is composed of the most harmonious and enterprising lot of businessmen that any city was ever blessed with—men who are determined to make Winfield the metropolis of Southern Kansas and Cowley the most populous, prosperous, and popular county in the State. With natural advantages unexcelled, citizens a unit for advancement, substantial immigration pouring in, and public and private improvements all around, the future of Cowley looks bright indeed.
                                                  TUESDAY’S ELECTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.

Winfield never experienced an election day like Tuesday. But one candidate had opposition—Capt. H. H. Siverd. Every man on the ticket was such as would honor the position for which he was nominated—representative men selected from the tried and trusted of the city by a non-partisan caucus—a caucus the like of which Winfield never had before and will probably never have again. There was nothing to draw out a full vote. Everything was as tranquil as a May morning. The only riffle was caused by the feeble attempt of a certain element to down the irrepressible Capt. H. H. Siverd. But the Captain didn’t down worth a cent. The colored voters of the city made a mistake in allowing the whiskey mugwumps to cajole them into running their candidate after this honest defeat in the people’s              SECOND WARD.
W. G. Graham, 127; Mollie Burke, 1; W. H. Turner, 131; John D. Pryor, 128; H. H. Siverd, 105; T. H. Harrod, 103; Archie Brown, 35; A. H. Jennings, 130; T. B. Myers, 132; G. W. Robinson, 131; J. S. Mann, 128; H. E. Silliman, 25; Archie Brown, 5. TOTAL: 133.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
The election in Winfield was very quiet and resulted as follows: W. G. Graham, Mayor; W. H. Turner, Police Judge; Jno. D. Pryor, City Treasurer; Geo. W. Robinson, Treasurer, School Board; H. H. Siverd and T. H. Harrod, Constables; Councilmen, First Ward, Jas. W. Connor and W. R. McDonald; Second Ward, A. H. Jennings and T. B. Myers; Third Ward, W. J. Hodges and G. H. Crippen; Fourth Ward, J. P. Baden and J. N. Harter. Members Board of Education: A. G. Wilson, W. O. Johnson, J. S. Mann, Geo. Ordway, W. C. Robinson, Jas. H. Bullene, B. F. Wood, and W. H. Smith.
A. H. Jennings and E. S. Bedilion become partners in real estate and loans...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
                                        A. H. JENNINGS.       E. S. BEDILION.
                                                 JENNINGS & BEDILION,
                                       REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENTS,
                                    ABSTRACTING AND CONVEYANCING.
                                               Pay Taxes for Non-Residents.
                      Office Corner Main Street & 9th Avenue., Winfield, Kansas.
A. H. Jennings, Councilman, Second Ward...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
                              PROCEEDINGS OF LAST NIGHT’S COUNCIL.
The old City Council met last night in regular session for the last time.
The new mayor and councilmen were then sworn in, composing the Council as follows:
Mayor, W. G. Graham; Councilmen first ward, W. R. McDonald and James Connor; second ward, A. H. Jennings, T. B. Myers; third ward, W. J. Hodges, G. H. Crippen; fourth ward, J. P. Baden, J. N. Harter. Councilman Crippen was unanimously elected president.
Mayor Graham announced the following standing committees for the year.
Finance—McDonald, Jennings, and Baden.
Street and Alleys—Hodges, Connor, and Myers.
Public Health—Crippen, Harter, and Myers.
Fire Department—Myers, Harter, and Crippen.
The appointments of W. P. Hackney, City Attorney; G. H. Buckman, City Clerk, and B. McFadden, Marshal, were unanimously confirmed.
A committee of four, composed of the Mayor and Councilmen Hodges, Jennings, and Crippen, were appointed to receive the State Board of Charities on their arrival to locate the Imbecile Asylum.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
                                                  METHODIST CHURCH.

Rev. Dr. Fisher filled Rev. Kelly’s pulpit yesterday. The church was well filled. The music, both vocal and instrumental, was as usual, excellent. The opening selection was especially fine. The first lesson ready by Rev. Kelly from the 53rd chapter of Isaiah, was one of the most beautiful passages of God’s word. After a fervent prayer by Rev. Kelly, in which he invoked God’s blessing upon our President, his counselors and all others, the chant of the Lord’s Prayer was sung. The following announcements were made: The Ladies Aid Society will meet next Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., with Sister Hilton Jennings; the Sabbath school, this afternoon, at 3 p.m.; the Young People’s meeting Thursday night at 7:45; class meeting next Sabbath, Bros. Jennings and Berkey, leaders; Miss Nellie Brown will give a reading at the Opera House Thursday evening, under the auspices of the Ladies Relief Society of the G. A. R.; Dr. J. B. Ford, of Independence, will exchange with Rev. Kelly next Sabbath; an official meeting will be held next Friday evening; all members are requested to be present; the trustees of the church will meet Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., at the First National Bank in regard to business of re-seating this church. Dr. Fisher presented one of the most touching discourses we have had the pleasure of listening to for years. The congregation were spell-bound, many being moved to tears. Such a discourse is a rare treat. . . .
Bedilion and A. H. Jennings...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Messrs. Bedilion & Jennings, our new real estate firm, start off at a lively rate. This month they disposed of three lots in Loomis’ addition, several in Fuller’s and Menor’s additions, forty-eight lots in the new Highland Park addition, and the returns are not all in yet. They are waking the echoes on city property.
A. H. Jennings, Councilman, absent...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
The rulers of the city met in semi-annual conclave last night with Councilmen Myers, Jennings, and Hodges absent.
Ordinances relating to pilfering, telegraph companies, excavations in the streets and alleys and out lots and midnight prowlers, were postponed.
An ordinance prohibiting the pesky fowl from running at large in the city between the first of March and first of November, was defeated. The yellow-legged fowl was too much for our Methodist Council. The City Fathers thus bring the stern rebuke of the female populace.
An ordinance making an occupation tax was ordered.
Frank S. Jennings and brother, A. H. Jennings...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
J L Hodges and wife to F S Jennings and A H Jennings, lot 12, block 149, Winfield: $3,200.00.
Next entry: F. S. and A. H. Jennings and their wives...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
F S Jennings and wife and A H Jennings and wife to A J Thompson, lot 12, block 149, Winfield, quit claim: $75.00.
A. H. Jennings and family leaving on a visit...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Mr. A. H. Jennings and family left for Ohio Friday, where they spend a month visiting relatives. Mr. Jennings will also be present at the commencement exercises of the Delavan University.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Mr. A. H. Jennings, who is visiting with his family in Licking Valley, Ohio, writes: “It is cold for the time of year and very dry here and times are hard. The grasshoppers are eating the meadows and pastures all up! Farmers seem to be very much discouraged, and they have a right to fear the wheat crop is an entire failure with but little prospect for anything else. I think that the Cowley County farmers should be happy and contented with their prospects. I hope Winfield will secure the college and we will be happy. I receive THE DAILY COURIER all right.”
Frank S. Jennings’ brothers, S. H. and A. H. Jennings, purchase Judge Ide store building, corner of Main and 8th avenues in Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
The Judge Ide store building, corner of Main street and 8th Avenue, has been sold, through Curns & Manser, to S. H. and A. H. Jennings for eight thousand dollars. A little over two years ago the Judge bought this property from A. D. Speed for six thousand dollars.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
H W Ide to S H and A H Jennings, lot one blk 108, Winfield: $8,000.00.
                                                        COUNTY COURT.
                     What the County Fathers Have Done Since Our Last Report.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.

The viewers report in the M. L. Wilson county road was adopted and damages awarded Barney Shriver, $80; and H. Gibson, $30. The petition of the D., M. & A. company for condemnation of its right of way was granted. Petition of H. H. Martin notifying the Southern Kansas to repair crossings in Vernon township was granted. Advertisement for propositions for superintendent and matron of the poor farm was ordered. The County Clerk was ordered to subscribe the amounts voted to the capital stock of the D., M. & A. by Ninnescah, Fairview, and Dexter. The county subscription awaits the decision of the County Attorney as to whether or not more than $66,000, the present legal limit, can be subscribed. Thos. M. Graham county road was rejected, and J. W. Hiatt road laid over to October. Viewers report in H. H. Brock county road, damages to E. C. Montagill, $10; W. E. Merydith road, no damages; E. E. Talley road, no damages; J. M. Dawson road, ditto; Frank Shock road, ditto; A. Sowers road, ditto; Thomas Cooley road, ditto; were all adopted. R. H. Vermilye road petition was withdrawn. Road petitions of Joseph Jackson, Windsor, J. S. Rash, J. W. Tull, and Henry Wilkins, viewers; Hurbert Ferguson, with John B. Plumb, Jack Donnelly and Theodore Brandenburg, viewers; Jas. P. Williams, Windsor, S. M. Fall, M. K. Hull and Shelt Morris, viewers; Alex Cairns, Tisdale and Liberty, John H. Mounts, John Duncan and M. N. Chafey, viewers; L. D. Rorick, with M. Fleharty, J. M. Stinson, and J. W. Edwards, viewers; N. E. Darling, with John W. Tull, Joseph Shaw, and Henry Wilkins, viewers; Thos. M. Graham with Jacob T. Hackney and A. H. Jennings, viewers; R. T. Wells, with A. A. Mills, James Utt, and David Kantz, viewers; J. C. Barnett, with S. H. Sparrow, J. W. Conrad and Sid Cure, viewers; R. J. Gilbert, with John Reynolds, W. W. Underwood and R. Maurer, viewers, were granted. The County Clerk was ordered to purchase 100 copies of State road laws for use of county.
Jennings & Bedilion...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Highland Park Town Company to Jennings & Bedilion, 12 lots in blk 7, H P add to Winfield: $494.00.
A. H. Jennings, Councilman, absent...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The rulers of the city met Monday in regular semi-monthly commune. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen McDonald, Connor, Myers, Crippen, and Harter. Absent: Councilmen Jennings, Baden, and Hodges.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
A. H. Jennings and family returned Wednesday from an extensive and very enjoyable visit in Del Plaine, Ohio.
                                                           CITY RULERS.
                           Grindings of Their Last Night’s Meeting. A Big Grist.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.

The rulers of the city met last night in regular semi-monthly session, Mayor Graham presiding and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Myers, Crippen, and Baden present; absent, Councilmen McDonald, Hodges, and Harter. An ordinance assessing cost of sidewalks put down by the city; an ordinance providing for the construction of certain walks; an ordinance providing for the annexation of certain territory in the city were passed. Petition of W. A. Lee to build stone building with shingle roof on lots 16, 17, and 18, block 109, was rejected. The resignation of W. J. Cochran as street commissioner to take effect on the 20th inst., was accepted. Councilman Jennings was appointed to contract for boarding city prisoners, and they decided on paying only thirty-five cents per day each for said prisoners, a day to include three meals and a night’s lodging. An ordinance, after some discussion, in which the property owners most interested took part, was ordered widening east Fifth avenue. W. J. Wilson, clerk of the school board, presented the tax levy made by the board for school purposes, as follows: For general school purposes, 10 mills; for bond fund, and to pay interest on one bond, 4½ mills, which levy was approved by the council. The street and alley committee was instructed to purchase dirt for street grading from the Eaton-Short cellar excavators, ten cents per load, delivered. The following bills were ordered paid: Wm. Moore & Sons, stone for crossings, $106.68; H. L. Thomas, crossings, $59.01; N. Hurley, blacksmithing, $4.35; John Roberts, work for city, $4.87; A. G. Glandon, salary assistant marshal to Aug. 4, $5.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Our Democratic friends are in a squabble over the postoffice location. Henry Goldsmith refused to extend the lease for the present location, considering the postoffice a nuisance to his business, which it is, and P. M. Rembaugh leased the rooms now occupied by the express offices, with the stipulation that all partitions be taken out and a twelve foot extension, with large arches, be put on the north. Then began the trouble. Some of the Dems. wanted it in the north end of town, offering a stock company to build on the Jennings-Crippen lot, corner of 8th Avenue and Main. Others wanted it put on Ninth Avenue, and a stock company offer to buy the Fahey building, where the Ninth Avenue Hotel now is. The house is divided against itself and numerous caucuses fail to bring peace. George is immovable, and will put the postoffice where he pleases, in conformity to public convenience and general satisfaction, regardless of the postoffice location cranks.
                                       WOOLEN AND COTTON FACTORY.
               An Enterprise Sprung of Vast Import to Winfield and Cowley County.
                                                          The Safest of All.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.

Mr. A. H. Jennings spent July and part of August in Ohio. While absent, always having an eye peeled for the advancement of his home, he had an interview with the hosiery manufacturing firm of J. B. Mercer & Co., Zanesville, Ohio, whose desire for a more expansive location had slyly reached his ears. He found this to be one of the busiest manufactories he was ever in, but running on a smaller scale than the firm’s trade demanded and the proprietors were able to carry. They employ about two hundred hands, some sixty-five of them women, and turn out two or three hundred dozen hose daily, woolen and cotton. The articles were of the very best and had big sales, the cotton goods largely in the west and south and the woolen in the north and west. Their orders were then two hundred behind. The firm buys its cotton in St. Louis and its wool all over the country. Wool costs them 29 to 35 cents per pound—here it would cost only 15 to 20 cents, and cotton can be shipped from St. Louis here just as cheaply as to Zanesville, and our railway export facilities will be equal to Zanesville with our two new lines. This firm is composed of three practical workmen. They are desirous of moving their factory where facilities for extending it to the manufacture of all kinds of goods are better. The first point in their eye was Kansas City. Mr. Jennings laid the superior advantages of Winfield before them, situated in a great wool-growing country, a good stream for dyeing purposes, no competition in the section, with a broad, fruitful territory for their wares. To work up this matter among our businessmen, a meeting of the Enterprise Association was held at the Court House last night. Dr. C. Perry presided, and H. G. Norton recorded. Mr. Jennings laid this enterprise before the meeting—its great importance to our industrial welfare and the substantiality of our county, with the certainties of success. The probable subsidy needed is between five and ten thousand dollars. The matter was received favorably by our businessmen, and A. H. Jennings, B. F. Wood, J. P. Baden, Col. Whiting, and J. B. Lynn were appointed a committee of correspondence and further investigation, said committee to confer with Frank Manny regarding the purchase of his brewery building for this manufactory. W. W. Andrews offered to donate grounds for a factory building. The committee will pass one of this woolen mill firm to Winfield that he may look over the ground. We have now struck an enterprise that means big benefits. Let us all brace up. A little of the zeal and public spirit displayed in gaining enterprises in the past few months will secure this one. Make a strong pull, a big pull, and pull altogether. Barring the twenty experts Mercer & Co. must bring with them, this mill insures labor for 200 or more persons and a big enhancement of our wool industry.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
                     A H Jennings et ux to R R Hoopman, s hf ne qr 22-31-4e: $800.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
The City Fathers met in regular session Monday night, Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Crippen, Harter, and Baden, and city clerk Buckman, present; absent, Councilmen McDonald, Myers, and Hodges.
An ordinance attaching territory to the city and one in relation to the public health were passed.
The city marshal was instructed to take charge of boarding the city prisoners and feed them on bread and water.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 23, 1885.
                                     REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
Permanent organization: Sid Cure, A. H. Jennings, J. S. Rash, John Bartgis, S. C. Pattison.
                                    REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
      Everything Harmonious, With No Opposition to Speak of. A Ticket Unexcelled.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

The convention met at the Opera House in Winfield at 10 o’clock a.m. today according to the call, and was called to order by W. J. Wilson, chairman of the county committee. E. A. Henthorn, Secretary of the committee, read the call. On motion of G. H. Buckman, Hon. T. A. Blanchard was elected chairman pro tem and took the chair. On motion of Geo. T. Walton, E. A. Henthorn was elected secretary pro tem and took his seat. On motion of S. P. Strong, voted that the chair appoint a committee of five on credentials. The chair appointed S. P. Strong, Ed Pentecost, G. P. Haycraft, Ed Nicholson, and W. B. Weimer. On motion of Geo. T. Walton, voted that the chair appoint a committee of five on permanent organization. The chair appointed Sid Cure, A. H. Jennings, J. S. Rash, John Bartgis, and S. C. Pattison. On motion of P. A. Lorry, voted that the chair appoint a committee of five on order of business. The chair appointed P. A. Lorry, Sampson Johnson, W. E. Tansey, J. R. Sumpter, and Capt. Stuber. On motion of J. C. Long, the chair was instructed to appoint a committee of five on resolutions. The chair appointed John C. Long, E. A. Henthorn, Dr. H. F. Hornady, L. E. Wooden, and J. D. Maurer. On motion, the convention adjourned to 2 o’clock p.m., sharp. Just previous to adjournment the chairman announced that all the delegates would be provided with dinner tickets by calling at the secretary’s desk.
                                           WINFIELD, 1ST AND 2ND WARDS.
Delegates: H. H. Siverd, Frank Finch, C. E. Steuven, John Nichols, T. J. Harris, A. H. Jennings, W. B. Caton, Henry E. Asp, W. T. Madden, T. F. Axtell, A. J. Lyon.
Alternates: Greene Wooden, C. M. Leavitt, Hank Paris, Archie Brown, B. McFadden, James McLain, Walter Denning, W. R. McDonald, J. H. Taylor, A. B. Taylor, Ben Harrod.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.
                                                Republican County Convention.
The convention met at the Opera House in Winfield at 10 o’clock a.m., last Saturday, according to the call, and was called to order by W. J. Wilson, chairman of the county committee. On motion Hon. T. A. Blanchard was elected chairman; pro tem, E. A. Henthorn, secretary, pro tem. On motion of S. P. Strong, the chair appointed a committee of five on credentials. The committee consisted of S. P. Strong, Ed. Pentecost, G. P. Haycraft, Ed. Nicholson, and W. B. Weimer. On motion the chair appointed a committee of five on permanent organization as follows: Sid Cure, A. H. Jennings, J. S. Rash, John Bartgis, and S. C. Pattison. On motion of P. A. Lorry, the chair appointed a committee of five on order of business as follows: P. A. Lorry, Sampson Johnson, W. E. Tansey, J. R. Sumpter, and Captain Stuber. On motion of J. C. Long, the chair was instructed to appoint a committee of five on resolutions. The chair appointed John C. Long, E. A. Henthorn, Dr. H. F. Hornady, L. E. Woodin, and J. D. Maurer. The convention then adjourned until 2 o’clock p.m., partaking of a fine dinner at Winfield’s best hotel during the recess.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
                    Lewis D Land to A. H. Jennings, se qr 9-31-5e, 100 acres: $950.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
The rulers of the city met in regular commune Monday night: Mayor Graham in the chair and councilmen McDonald, Jennings, Hodges, Baden, and Harter present; absent councilmen Myers and Crippen.
Jennings and Bedilion...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Jennings & Bedilion to S J Johnson, lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, blk 7, H P ad, Winfield: $750.00.
Jennings and Crippen...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.

A. H. Doane has bought John Keck’s two lots where the old Main street livery barn rears its majestic presence. He paid $9,000. In the spring he will put up two fine business blocks. Jennings and Crippen and others in that block, who have been afraid of the sweet-scented livery odor, will also build in the spring.
Harve Jennings??? Could this be “A. H.” Jennings???...
                                                           CITY RULERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The City Fathers, at their special meeting Thursday evening, besides locating the city building, ground out a common grist. Riverside Park, the tract of the West Side Town Company, and everything between the city limits and river, excepting the Fair Grounds and Capt. Lowry’s residence, were taken in to the city limits on petition of the owners. The west bridge is included, the corporation extending just across the river. This will relieve Vernon township from any responsibility regarding this bridge. The city will have it put in repair and keep it so till a better bridge is built on west 9th avenue. All platted and underlying territory, reaching clear to the mounds, down the north side of Highland Park, following the Walnut around to the section line this side of Harve Jennings’, is now in the city limits, excluding only Bliss & Wood’s mill, the Fair Grounds, and a small population in Howland’s addition, near Earnest Reynold’s. And the forty acres of the West Side Town Co., over the river, as stated above, is also a part of the city. We won’t need any more territory for a few years, anyhow.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
The Rulers of the city met in regular semi-monthly conclave Monday night. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Myers, Crippen, Hodges, Baden, and Harter; absent, Councilman McDonald.
Jennings & Bedilion...
                                     FLORENCE, EL DORADO & WALNUT.
                       The Township Committees Meet and Arrange Propositions.
                                                   Some Convincing Figures.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
Every movement must have money back of it to insure its success. This and other enterprises needing agitation take money. Contributions were called for to be placed in the hands of the Winfield Enterprise Association for use in submitting these railroad propositions and any other progressive enterprise for which the Association sees necessity. Over $500 was subscribed as follows.
                                          Jennings & Bedilion contributed $15.00.
A. H. Jennings, Councilman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The city rulers met in regular session Tuesday night. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Crippen, Harter, and Baden. Absent: Councilmen McDonald, Myers, and Hodges.
                                                      THE CITY RULERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The City Fathers held their regular conclave Monday night. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, Myers, Crippen, Baden, and Harter; absent, Councilmen Jennings, McDonald, and Hodges. A petition to close general merchandise stores on Sunday was tabled. Petition to fix the road to west bridge, ditto. The following bills were ordered paid.

Q. A. Glass, coal, $3.25; J. C. Fuller, rent council room, January, February, and March, $30; J. C. McMullen, rent fire department building, Dec., $25; City Officers salaries Dec., $129.98. Bill of Water Company for $1,572.50, hydrant rental from July 5, 1885, to Jan. 15, 1886, was found correct and the clerk ordered to issue an order for the amount, bearing 7 per cent interest. Bills of Hose Co. No. 1, $40; Hose Co. No. 2, $33; W. H. Clark, chief fire marshal, $4.00; Black & Rembaugh, $23.50. Treasurer’s report for quarter ending Dec. 15th, 1885, was found correct. City Clerk was instructed to ascertain cost of lumber to re-floor west bridge. The finance committee was instructed to deduct, as usual, the moonlight nights from the Gas Company’s bill, and the city attorney was instructed to carry the case of Winfield vs. the Gas Company to the Supreme Court. The marshal was ordered to have the K. C. & S. W. railroad fix its crossing on North Main. The curb-stones around the gas posts, where they interfere with water hydrants, were ordered fixed. The City agreed to furnish rock for crossing to Bliss & Wood’s mill, that firm agreeing to lay the same. The Marshal was ordered to have Mr. Croco lay his walk according to ordinance.
                                                        CITY DADS HOT.
               They Throw Out the City Building Bid of Uhl and Giel and All Others.
                                        A Wrathy Meeting.—Connor Resigns.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
The council chamber was a hot scene Tuesday night. A special meeting of the city rulers was held to approve the bond of Uhl and Giel, the Cleveland, Ohio, contractors whose bid to construct the city building was the lowest one filed and the one accepted. There were present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen Harter, McDonald, Crippen, Jennings, and Connor.
There has existed considerable dissatisfaction among home contractors ever since the awarding of this contract to foreign parties. The bid of Uhl, $8,500, was $400 lower than the next lowest, and these men were highly recommended, and signified their determination to locate in Winfield, and made this low bid to introduce themselves. The council could do nothing but accept.
Things ran smoothly until last week, when the delay of Uhl and Giel to file their bond caused a little uneasiness, and a petition was circulated, asking the council to revoke their award and give the contract to the next lowest bidder, which was Chas. Schmidt.
In the meantime, Uhl and Giel came on, had their bond of $16,000, to strictly fulfill their contract, well secured and ready to file.
Last night the fact was brought out that Uhl’s initials were wrong in his contract, which made “K. T. Uhl” the bidder instead of Fred Uhl, whom he represented himself to be. Mr. Uhl, being present, then explained that he drew the original bid himself, but had a Cleveland stenographer copy it, and that it was in this way that the mistake must have occurred. Chas. Schmidt said it illegalized the bid, and if the council accepted Uhl’s bid, he would have him enjoined.
Mr. Connor said that he didn’t propose that any foreigner should walk off with that job if he (Connor) had to do it for nothing.

And here the war began, fraud being charged to the contractors all around. Connor moved that Uhl’s bid and others filed be rejected. Harter seconded the motion. Connor and Harter voted in favor, and the rest of the councilmen refused to vote, and the motion was declared carried.
Mr. Connor tendered his resignation as councilman from the First Ward, to go into effect next Monday evening. His resignation is no doubt to enable him to bid on the city building.
The council decided to again advertise for bids, to be opened on the 8th of February. The home contractors are determined, and Uhl is determined, and some very low bids will no doubt result. It was claimed by our home men that Uhl would lose a thousand dollars on his bid of $8,500, and they predicted that he would never file his bond. He stood the racket and thus this hotness.
The council never had a livelier or louder discussion than that last night. Some of them got badly stirred up.
The resignation of Councilman Connor is much to be regretted. He has made a very efficient member of the council, his services in public improvements being specially valuable. His practical knowledge as a contractor and builder peculiarly fit him as councilman. A member of the council, however, cannot take a contract from that body, under the law.
                                                          THE BRIDGES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
The committee appointed to confer as to the character of the new Walnut bridges, which committee is composed of Councilmen Connor, Harter, and Jennings, and Messrs. M. L. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, Marsh Howard, and C. A. Bliss, met Wednesday afternoon and again this afternoon. J. G. Bullene, representing the Leavenworth Bridge Company, Mr. Allen, agent of a Kansas City Company, and Col. McGraw, of a Leavenworth Company, were present with plans. The committee have not yet determined on which company’s bridge or the kind most appropriate within our means. Both bridges, however, will be very fine iron ones, with a foot walk on the Ninth avenue bridge. The council at its adjourned meeting Monday evening next, will determine on the style. The contract for constructing the city building will also be let then.
                                                           CITY RULERS.
      The City Building Contract Let for $300 More Than the Bid Formerly Accepted.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
The rulers of the city met in adjourned session Monday night to look into the bridge building question and to let the contract for the city building—Mayor Graham and Councilmen Jennings, Harter, Myers, Baden, Connor, and Crippen, present; with city clerk, Buckman; city attorney, Jos. O’Hare, and city engineer, Willis A. Ritchie. The bridge committee and city engineer had conferred with various bridge builders and determined on prices and plans, but it was determined best to consult with the Vernon officials before taking final action, as that township was equally interested in the Ninth Avenue bridge. The meeting with Vernon was set for Wednesday next, the city clerk to notify the Vernon Board. There were four bids for the complete construction of the City Building.
Jennings & Bedilion...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
                                                  JENNINGS & BEDILION
                                       REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENTS.

                                              Abstracting and Conveyancing.
                                        PAY TAXES FOR NON-RESIDENTS.
                              Office Cor. Main St. & 9th Ave., Winfield, Kansas.
Jennings & Crippen building...
                                                             BAD LUCK.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Early Monday morning it was discovered that the north wall of the Jennings-Crippen building, occupied by J. J. Carson & Co., was sinking, caused by the excavation for the McMullen building. It had sprung about one inch and a quarter when Fred Kropp was put to work, and by means of heavy timbers, forced the wall into place. It seems that the foundation of the building is only about three feet below the sidewalk when it should be at least seven, and has no cellar, so when the dirt was dug away, the sloping wall of earth that was left, being very soft and spongy from the winter’s drip of the old roof of the buildings that formerly stood there, afforded no support for the lone building. No fault can be found with Harrod & Paris in excavating as it was done according to orders, but the fault was in the foundation of the Jennings-Crippen building. Col. McMullen will go to work at once and put a solid and proper foundation under the sinking wall. This is quite a difficult job, and has to be accomplished by jack screws, and will probably cost $300. This will delay the work on the McMullen building some, but everything will go ahead all right in a few days.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
The city council at its next meeting should make an ordinance prohibiting the erection of buildings within the fire limits excepting on cellar or basement walls. When the Jennings-Crippen building was erected, they were told they would have trouble with their foundation, and the narrow escape that it had from destruction on Sunday admonishes our city law makers that we need not take any more such chances.
A. H. Jennings, City Councilman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Our City Fathers met in regular session Monday night. Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Crippen, and Harter, and Clerk Buckman were present.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
The rulers of the city met in regular bi-weekly session Monday eve, with Mayor Graham presiding, and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Myers, Crippen, Baden, and Harter present; McDonald and Hodges absent.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
The city council held an adjourned session Thursday, with Mayor Graham in the chair and councilmen Crippen, Myers, Connor, Jennings, Baden, and Harter, present; absent, McDonald and Hodges.
Jennings and Crippen...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Jennings and Crippen commenced the erection of a building Monday on the lot recently purchased on north Main. It will be a frame 20 x 76, and will be occupied by Stayman for a machine shop.
A. H. Jennings...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
A. H. Jennings is in from several days’ trip in the “wild west.” He says things are booming out there and a man has to invest if he gets out there once.


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