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W. L. Mullen


Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color          Place/birth        Where from
W. L. Mullen          48 m     w            Indiana                 Illinois
Anna Mullen           48   f      w            New York                  Illinois
Mullen W L, real estate, 106 e 9th, res 206 w 10th
Rooms over A. T. Spotswood’s grocery. Open Wednesday p.m. and Saturday p.m. of each week. Mrs. Dr. Van Doren, President; Mrs. Mullen, Librarian.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 26, 1873.
MARRIED. W. L. Mullen has at last went and got married. Finding in Winfield no congenial spirit, he remembered the object of his youthful affection away off in Illinois. Thither he hastened on the wings of love, and now they are in Winfield smiling lovingly hand-in-hand across the boisterous matrimonial sea.
Mrs. W. L. Mullen furnishes newspaper with article from Illinois...
Winfield Courier, January 30, 1874.
                         Arrest of the Murderer of Henry Route, Who Was Killed
                            In This County Two Years Ago. He Commits Suicide.
Chas. G. Brooks, a Labette County detective, arrested at Danville, Illinois, sometime in the middle of the month, a man named Reuben Bloomfield, charged with a number of crimes, the principal one being the murder of Henry Route in this county about two years ago. Word was received at this place by Acting Co. Attorney Fairbank to the effect that Bloomfield was in custody and wishing to know if he was wanted here, and if he was not, he would be tried for some minor offense with which he was charged. Mr. Fairbank told them to bring him along; but in a short time he received notice that he had committed suicide by taking strychnine shortly after his arrest.
We take the following particulars from the Danville Times, which was kindly furnished us by Mrs. Mullen.
“There are a few items in regard to the murder of Henry Route not yet made public, which by the kindness of Mr. Brooks, the reporter, is able to lay before our readers. In April 1872, Route started with his own team from the neighborhood of the Bender murders in Labette Co. in company with Bloomfield, with the ostensible purpose of visiting Cowley County in the same state, where Bloomfield claimed to have some land. Route had a little money and a team, and it was the proposition that if Route liked the land and the price, he would buy it. Nothing was heard of the parties until sometime in May when Bloomfield returned without his companion, but with his team. He said that he had sold Route a quarter section in Cowley County and taken his team in payment. In the meantime he had been in various places spending money freely and leading a dissolute life on the strength of the money, which it is now believed he had robbed of the murdered man.

Time passed away and no tidings came of Route, whose wife yet lived in Vermillion County. Sometime in the summer Route’s coat was found on Big Hill Creek, in Labette County, cut and slashed by a knife in several places, together with his hat, but no traces of the body. The hat and part of the coat were sent to Mrs. Route, who identified the hat, and believed the coat from its texture to have been her husband’s.
The body was found in Cowley County in July, by a party looking for land. One hand and part of the arm attached, were first found, and it was not until several days had elapsed that  the other remains were discovered. These were hauled about the prairie, and the flesh eaten off by wolves and buzzards. Some remnants of clothing were found, which identified the body as that of Route. It is supposed that the hat and coat were brought this long distance—80 miles—and left as a blind to mislead. The cloud of death hangs over all con­cerned. The entire circum­stances of the terrible crime will, as a matter of course, forever remain a mystery. Henry Route was twenty-five years of age, and left a wife and two small children.
Bloomfield was living in the country near Danville, and when he was arrested he was not far from his house cutting hoop-poles. When the officer made known his business, he made no resistance, but seemed rather pleased; he said he wanted to go to Kansas anyhow, and wished to know if this would afford him a chance to get there on a free pass, and was told that it probably would if he went with an officer. He then asked leave to change his clothes, which was granted, and it was at this time that he is supposed to have procured the strychnine which he doubtless kept concealed in the cabin. He then told the officers the best route to follow to the city and after kissing his wife good-bye, took his seat in the buggy with four officers. On his way to the city he turned round and took the poison, spilling a portion on his clothes. The Sheriff hurried ahead to a house for an anti­dote, but before the carriage arrived, Bloomfield was dead.
It is now established that Bloomfield was engaged in build­ing the Bender house—and
arranged the screen in front of which the victims were placed in order to dispatch them, and was an inmate of the house for some months during the scenes of those terrible murders which so shocked the civilized world and made Labette County so notorious.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
                                                      District Court Docket.
The following are the cases which stand for trial at the March term A. D. 1874, of the Cowley County District Court, and have been placed on the docket in the following order.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY.
                                             50. R. B. Corkins vs. W. L. Mullen.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.
Below we give the names of our businessmen who advertised in the “COURIER EXTRA” this week. Our readers may rest assured that men who advertise liberally will deal liberally.

Ellis & Black, W. L. Mullen, Darrah & Doty, O. N. Morris & Bro., T. E. Gilleland, George Miller, Maris, Carson & Baldwin, J. C. Weathers and Co., C. A. Bliss & Co., Hitchcock & Boyle, W. M. Boyer, Lagonda House, Banking Houses of M. L. Read and J. C. Fuller, J. B. Lynn, N. Roberson, M. Miller, Frank Williams, Geo. W. Martin, and the Arkansas City Traveler.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
The cantata of Esther the beautiful Queen, which was ren­dered at the courthouse last Monday and Tuesday nights, was a splendid affair in every instance, and is universally pronounced to be the best home talent entertainment ever given in Winfield. The adaptability of each player to the particular part assigned them was a noticeable feature, and each performed their part so well that we dare not make “any invidious distinctions.”
We cannot however avoid mentioning those who took the more prominent parts. Mrs. M. A. Arnold as Queen, Rev. J. P. Parmelee as King, E. C. Manning as Haman, A. T. Stewart, Mordecai; Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Zeresh; Miss Kate Johnson and Miss Mary Braidwood as Maids of honor; Charles Black, Harbonah (the King’s Chamber­lain); Ed. Johnson, Hegei; A. A. Jackson, Hatach; W. L. Mullen, High Priest. They could not be surpassed in any city in the land. Miss Helen Parmelee as organist deserves special mention, as very much depended on her, always prompt, making no mistakes. The chorus was good, and taken as a whole, we venture to say that Winfield will not soon witness the like, and few towns in this country with their home talent could produce so splendid a spectacle. Too much cannot be said in praise of Prof. A. D. Battey, who drilled the class, and superintended the performance to its close.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
Corkins vs. Mullen, Dismissed at defendant’s cost.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1874.
Read the advertisement of W. L. Mullen, which will be found elsewhere in this issue. Mr. Mullen has advertised to sell groceries and provisions at cost, and when he advertises to sell goods at cost, you may be certain of getting them at a very low figure.
                                                           STILL AHEAD.
                                                           W. L. MULLEN,
     Keeps a splendid assortment of GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, which he is SELLING OUT AT COST. WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1874.
W. L. Mullen has proven himself a perfect philanthropist. He has bought every poor man’s hogs in the county that came to him to sell. He has now over 1,000 head, for which he paid the cash.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1874.
DON’T GO TO Mullen’s to buy good coffee, because he pays the highest market price for hogs.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1874.
Mrs. Judge Johnson and Mrs. W. L. Mullen started east last Tuesday. Mrs. Johnson goes to Cleveland, and Mrs. Mullen to Champaign, Illinois. In the meantime Messrs. Mullen and Johnson are disconsolate.
Mrs. W. L. Mullen...
                                                      The Ladies Organize.

Winfield Courier, December 3, 1874.
A large meeting of ladies was held at the residence of Mr. C. A. Bliss today to organize a society for the relief of the poor. Mrs. Huston presided and Mrs. Rigby acted as secretary. The society was permanently organized with Mrs. C. A. Bliss as President and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Secretary. They called it the “Winfield Ladies Aid Society.”
The city was divided into four wards, thus, all the territo­ry lying east of Main street and south of 9th Avenue, to consti­tute the 1st ward; East of Main street and north of 9th Avenue, the 2nd; west of Main street and north of 9th Avenue, the 3rd; and the remainder, the 4th ward. Committees to solicit aid, and hunt up the needy, were appointed as follows: for the first ward, Mrs. Dever, Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Platter, and Mrs. Robinson. For the second: Mrs. McClelland, Mrs. McMasters, and Mrs. McRaw. For the third, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Kelly, and Mrs. Mullen. For the fourth, Mrs. Dr. Black, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Flint. The Society meets every Friday afternoon, at the house of Mr. Bliss.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
                                                            A Free Supper.
The citizens of Winfield are invited to partake of a free supper given by the brethren, sisters, and friends of the Chris­tian church at their new meeting house Thursday evening, Dec. 31st, 1874.
Committee of Arrangements: Mr. and Mrs. J. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. W. Maris, Mr. and Mrs. Meanor, Mr. and Mrs. McClelland.
Committee on Tables: Mesdames South, McRaw, Miller, Wilkinson, Sr. Barnes, W. L. Mullen, C. A. Bliss, Cochran, and Mansfield.
Committee on Reception: Miss Jennie Hawkins, J. Lipscomb, Annie Newman, J. Cochran, Charlie McClellan.
Committee on Music: Misses Stewart, Bryant, Hawkins, Newman, Mrs. Swain, Mrs. W. Maris, Messrs. Swain, W. Maris, and Cochran.
                                       ELDER HENRY HAWKINS, Moderator.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, Thursday, November 19, 1874.
One of the most laudable enterprises of our town is the establishment of an extensive pork packing house, by our enter­prising citizens, Messrs. Mullen and Jackson. They have on hand 500 head of fine porkers to slaughter, and will buy and pack all the winter. There cannot be too much said in favor of this new enterprise and the gentlemen who have invested their means in it, as it is a fact that hundreds of larger and more favored locali­ties than this have no packing house. We desire to see Messrs. Mullen & Jackson succeed beyond their expectation.
W. W. Mullen??? Should this be W. L. Mullen???...
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
W. W. Mullen & Co., have started an extensive Pork Packing House in Winfield. They will butcher 500 hogs of their own, and will pay a fair price for dressed hogs in Market.
They will have constantly on hand for sale Bacon, Hams, Shoulders and Lard at the lowest rates; and would call special attention to the large amount of Hog’s heads, Pig’s feet, spare ribs, and back-bone they have on hand, and will sell at lowest possible prices.

Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
The Hog Fanciers began their slaughter last week. Mullen & Co., and Judge Saffold assassinated something less than 100 each, when the wind whipped around in the South and prolonged the wind of the balance of their stock. A North wind on Tuesday of this week started the music of the Swine Bands again and the Hog men are happy once more.—Cause feed is $1.00 per bushel.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1875.
To W. L. Mullen, our jolly groceryman, we extend our thanks for a big watermelon.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
WHEAT TAKEN AT W. L. Mullen’s in exchange for goods.
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1875.
The viewers reported favorably on the change in the Wichita and Winfield State Road, as petitioned by W. L. Mullen et al. Joe Carter was awarded ten dollars damage.
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875.
                                                  To Whom It May Concern.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to the undersigned are requested to call and make immediate payment, as I am going out of business. I want all to come up and settle at once. W. L. MULLEN.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1875.
Judge Saffold advertised his stock sale in the COURIER one week and before its next issue, he had the whole outfit sold to W. L. Mullen, a COURIER subscriber.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1875.
EDITOR COURIER! Having sold my entire herd of cattle and hogs to Mr. W. L. Mullen at private sale, there will be no public sale of stock at my farm on the 15th inst., as advertised in the last issue of your paper. Will you please insert this notice and oblige.
                                        Yours, very respectfully, R. B. SAFFOLD.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1875.
CRAIG - CONNER. At the residence of W. L. Mullen, Esq., in Winfield, on the 29th of November, 1875, by Rev. J. E. Platter, William Craig to Henrietta Conner, all of Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
                                                        SPECIAL NOTICE.
W. L. Mullen would inform the public that he is closing out his entire stock of staple Groceries at the lowest rates for cash, with a view of engaging in a business more congenial to his—well call and see the goods. He is bound to sell them between now and Spring at some price. Remember the place, the same old stand, East side main street, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
                                                     Our “Courier” Patrons.
In beginning the “Centennial year,” with an enterprise like the one we have engaged in this week, it is but right and proper that we make honorable mention of the men who, by giving us their patronage, have greatly helped us in the “financial” part there­of.
Alphabetically arranged, they appear as follows.

MULLEN, W. L., is closing out his stock of dry goods; he will engage in the pleasant occupation that Abraham of old followed for a living, viz.; keeping cattle. Success to him in the new enterprise.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1876.
                                                   To Whom It May Concern.
All persons knowing themselves indebted to the undersigned are requested to call and make immediate payment, as I am going out of business. I want all to come up and settle at once. W. L. MULLEN.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.
On motion of M. G. Troup, the Council recommended the County Commissioners to pay the two bills of W. L. Mullen, against Cowley County for rent of house occupied by Mrs. Bishop, a pauper of Winfield City, from November 1st, 1875, to March 1st, 1876, inclusive, at five dollars a month, total twenty dollars.
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
W. L. MULLEN. EXCLUSIVE DEALER.—In Groceries and Provisions. Keeps a large and complete stock of groceries. Buys Hides and Furs at highest cash prices. WINFIELD, KAN.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1876.
The following is the result of the vote cast at the city election held in Winfield last Monday.
                                                    REPUBLICAN TICKET.
For Mayor, D. A. Millington: 81 votes.
For Police Judge, Linus S. Webb: 75 votes.
For Councilman, A. B. Lemmon: 86 votes.
For Councilman, C. A. Bliss: 81 votes.
For Councilman, T. B. Myers: 84 votes.
For Councilman, H. Brotherton: 88 votes.
For Councilman, M. G. Troup: 91 votes.
                                                     DEMOCRAT TICKET.
For Mayor, H. S. Silver: 86 votes.
For Police Judge, J. W. Curns: 81 votes.
For Councilman, N. Roberson: 71 votes.
For Councilman, A. G. Wilson: 76 votes.
For Councilman, N. M. Powers: 70 votes.
For Councilman, W. L. Mullen: 57 votes.
For Councilman, Frank Williams: 76 votes.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1876.
For Councilmen: A. B. Lemmon, 86; M. G. Troup, 91; C. A. Bliss, 81; T. B. Myers, 84; H. Brotherton, 88; N. Roberson, 71; Frank Williams, 76; N. M. Powers, 70; A. G. Wilson, 76; W. L. Mullen, 57; J. P. McMillen, 20; C. C. Black, 3; J. P. Short, 1.

D. A. Millington, having received the highest number of votes for Mayor, was declared elected. J. W. Curns, receiving the highest number of votes for Police Judge, was declared elected. A. B. Lemmon, M. G. Troup, T. B. Myers, C. A. Bliss, and H. Brotherton, receiving the highest number of votes for Councilmen, were declared elected.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.
Mullen has gone to Kansas City with his cattle.
Mrs. Mullen...
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
GONE TOP. Quite a delegation from Winfield started this week for the Centennial. On Wednesday M. L. Read and wife, M. L. Robinson and wife, Frank Williams, Mrs. Maris and grand­daughter, Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Boyer, Mrs. Mullen, and J. C. Frank­lin lit out.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
Bill of W. L. Mullen, $10, for rent of room for pauper, was read, and on motion it was recommended that the Board of County Commissioners pay the same.
On motion of T. B. Myers the council resolved to notify Mr. Mullen that in the future it would not approve for more than $2.50 per month.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1876.
CHEESE IN QUANTITIES OF from one to one thousand pounds, for sale by W. L. Mullen. He is manufacturing a superior article, and is ready to fill orders.
Address W. L. MULLEN, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1876.
Messrs. McGuire & Smith having purchased of W. L. Mullen his entire stock of goods, consisting of dry goods, groceries, etc., offer for the next sixty days their dry goods, boots, and shoes at cost. They want to make room for a more complete stock of groceries. Go and see them, at Mullen’s old stand.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1876.
See the ad of the new firm of McGuire & Smith. These gentlemen are old residents of our county and are well and favorably known in the locality in which they have resided for the past five years. We bespeak for them a share of your patronage.
                                                          McGuire & Smith,
                                              Dealers in FAMILY GROCERIES
                                                         (Mullen’s old stand.)
                                           Main Street, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.
MESSRS. JIM HILL and W. L. MULLEN have gone to Kansas City with their herd of cattle.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.
C. R. Williamson left for Kansas City last Monday with four car loads of two and three year old steers, owned by himself and W. L. Mullen, of Winfield. Charley intends going to his old home in Virginia before returning, by which time he will have seen the side show at Philadelphia.
First mention: W. L. Mullen and C. M. Wood, hogs...
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876.

MESSRS. MULLEN and WOOD have sold their drove of fat hogs to a Kansas City buyer.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
See card of W. L. Mullen and C. M. Wood, who advertise some very fine blooded hogs for sale or trade. They have some of the best stock in the Valley, and this is a good opportunity for farmers who want to improve their breeds.
CARD:                                           MULLEN & WOOD,
                                       Dealers in HOGS, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Have some thoroughbred Berkshire and Poland China shoats on hand which they will dispose of at reasonable figures, for breeding purposes.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
Bill of W. L. Mullen, $20, house rent for Mrs. Bishop, a pauper of Winfield Township and City, was read and on motion the council recommended the county commissioners to allow the same to the amount of ten dollars.
Next item gives reason for the one following, which mentions W. L. Mullen...
                                                 REV. J. L. RUSHBRIDGE.
                      [His name appears as either “Rusbridge” or “Rushbridge.”]
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877. Editorial Page.
The gentleman above named made a grave mistake last Satur­day. He is not a taxpayer. He attended a taxpayer meeting which was called for the purpose of voting for or against a resolution asking the legislature to change the bond law. He did all that he could to prevent the resolution from coming before the meet­ing. He made a speech calculated to alarm people against voting bonds to aid railroads. He said the adoption of the resolution asking for a change of the law would do no good for the Legisla­ture would adjourn before the proceedings of the meeting could get to Topeka. This statement was a point-blank falsehood. And this statement coming from such a source, had much to do with the defeat of the object of the meeting. By his unwarrantable course in this matter, he has destroyed his influence for good in this community. We regret this on his account, and because there is ample field for doing good. Everybody understands that this action of his was dictated by the ring which is opposed to railroads. We are aware that he is under special obligations to them for his bread and butter, but the measure of his usefulness is sadly circumscribed by obeying their behests in a matter outside his calling and duty. We hope the action of the conceit­ed reverend will be looked upon charitably and that due allowanc­es will be made for his dependent circumstances.
                                               WHO ARE DISAPPOINTED.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877. Editorial Page.

The taxpayers and farmers of Winfield Township are grievously disappointed at the action of Saturday’s meeting. They are no more so than the same class of men all over the county. It is a common cause. That our readers may see that our conclusions are justified, we give the names of the following heaviest taxpayers in town, who were in favor of a change of the law, and who have so expressed themselves: C. A. Bliss, C. C. Black, Dr. W. R. Davis, Col. J. M. Alexander, J. C. Fuller, J. B. Lynn, Dr. W. Q. Mansfield, B. F. Baldwin, D. A. Millington, Rev. J. E. Platter, J. P. Short, S. H. Myton, E. C. Manning, R. Hudson, W. L. Mullen, Wm. Rodgers, Max Shoeb, Ira Moore, J. P. McMillen, J. M. Bair, J. S. Hunt.
Besides these gentlemen there is a large class of smaller taxpayers in town of the same mind. Outside of the city limits four-fifths of the farmers are in favor of a change in the law.
Mullen and Wood driving hogs to Wichita...
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.
Messrs. Mullen & Wood have gone to Wichita with their hogs. It will cost them over two hundred dollars to drive them to that point. But for all that Mr. Wood is opposed to changing the law so that we can get a railroad.
Mullen and Wood: feed lot...
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.
FEEDING HOGS. J. H. Saunders, who lives six miles northeast of Winfield, brought us by wagon one Poland China shoat on the 3rd day of January, weighing 27½ pounds. We fed the same on corn and water, until January 30th, at which time it weighed 330 pounds. This we think a pretty good gain, but we have quite a number of hogs in our feed lot which have done as well and some much better. MULLEN & WOOD.
Winfield, February 16, 1877.
Reference to W. L. Mullen’s old stand...
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1877.
Mr. Wm. Newton, formerly of Arkansas City, arrived here one day last week, and has opened out a large stock of saddles, harness, etc. He displays his extensive stock at W. L. Mullen’s old stand.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.
Harness, saddles, and everything else in the harness makers line at Mullen’s old stand, by Wm. Newton.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1877.
Notice the new “ad” of the harness shop of Mr. Wm. Newton in another column. Mr. Newton has a large stock of harness and saddles which he offers to sell at the very lowest rates. He keeps none but the best of workmen, hence is his work warranted first class.
AD:                                                         HARNESS,
                                       Saddles, Collars, Bridles, Whips, Spurs, etc.
                                                             Wm. Newton,
                                      Keeps a Full Stock of Everything in his line at
                                                  MULLEN’S OLD STAND.
                                             REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY.
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Mrs. Mullen...
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1877.
F. W. Doane, a son of Mrs. W. L. Mullen, is out on a two week’s visit. He will go back to Winfield, Illinois, and tackle railroads in a freight bill office when Danville, Kansas, ceases to have attractions for him.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
Mr. Frank W. Doane returned last Monday to his home in Danville, Illinois, after a two weeks visit with his mother, Mrs. Mullen, of this city.

Winfield Courier, July 5, 1877.
“Old Joe” is putting in a glass front and otherwise fitting up his building, formerly occupied by Mullen’s grocery store, and will soon remove his saloon therein.
Winfield Courier, August 2, 1877.
W. L. Mullen has gone to Kansas City with his cattle.
Winfield Courier, August 2, 1877.
See the change in Wm. Newton’s card. [Card reflects change of address to location near Cigar Factory from Mullen’s Old Stand.]
CARD:                                                   HARNESS,
                          SADDLES, COLLARS, BRIDLES, WHIPS, SPURS, ETC.
                                                          WM. NEWTON,
                                      Keeps a Full Stock of Everything in his line at
                                                2 Doors South of Cigar Factory.
                                             REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY.
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
Col. Manning has sold a full block in the west part of the city to A. H. Doane, son of Mrs. Mullen.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1877.
W. L. Mullen has bought three lots on Ninth avenue recently.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
W. L. Mullen, of Winfield, has for sale the best bottom farm on Silver Creek, 2½ miles east of Tisdale. Terms easy.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
                            COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Claims allowed Jan. 10.
Fuel and merchandise: Wallis & Wallis, $1; Baird Bros., $3.10; W. Brown, $5; Mullen & Wood, $10; A. Brown, $4.50; S. H. Myton, $210.50.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
W. L. Mullen and wife to Julia A. Stevens, lots 7 and 8, block 90, Winfield, $1,000.
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
W. L. Mullen and wife to I. L. Bartlow, s. ½ se. 14, 32, 6; 80 acres, $400.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 25, 1878.
W. L. Mullen is one of the principal stock men in Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
Did Mr. Mullen purchase the fine Durham from Arkansas?
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
                                                Walnut Valley Fair Association.
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, June 24, 1878.

The committee to prepare premium list submitted for consideration a printed list and recommended its adoption. It was then read, corrected, and adopted, whereupon the following named ladies and gentlemen were appointed superintendents of the various classes, to wit:
                                               Class D - Swine - W. L. Mullen.
Mullen & Wood...driving hogs to Wichita...
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
Mullen & Wood are “rounding up” for another drive of fat hogs. They will have about 300 in this drive and will take them to Wichita. They are buying stock hogs also.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
Mullen & Woods are paying 2½ cents for hogs in round lots. There has been a break in the market, hogs one-half cent off.
Feed lots: Mullen & Wood, J. B. Lynn, and R. B. Waite...
Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.
We have to call attention to the notice of Mullen, Wood, Lynn, and Waite in regard to trespasses on their feed lots. These gentlemen say that they have had quite a number of hogs shot and killed by some malicious or careless persons. They intend that if there is a law in this country for the protection of stock to enforce it.
All persons are forbidden from entering our feed lots or traversing the Walnut River between them with or without fire-arms of any kind. Any such trespassers will be dealt with according to law. MULLEN & WOOD, J. B. LYNN, R. B. WAITE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 2, 1879.
The following is a list of new buildings erected in the city of Winfield since January 1, 1878, with the name of owner and cost of building.
                                           W. L. Mullen, residence, frame: $500.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1879.
Mullen and Wood started to Wichita with another drove of hogs last Tuesday.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1879.
Mullen & Wood are making preparations for another drive of hogs in a few days. It will be the largest drive this season, as they have about eight hundred head of very fine hogs, and are receiving others every day.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1879.
Owing to the low prices of hogs in the market, Mullen & Wood have put off their drive for awhile. Their stock is doing well, and in case there should be no advance, they will get well paid for their care and attention. They have on hand 700 head and more to come in when called for, all in splendid condition.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1879.
Mullen & Wood started yesterday morning driving 800 of the finest hogs ever driven out of this county. We think they will strike a good market.
W. J. Hodges as well as Mullen and Wood...driving hogs to Wichita...
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1879.

W. J. Hodges started to Wichita to-day with another large drove of hogs, some 700 in number. Messrs. Mullen and Wood will also start about July 1st with a drove of 1206. The total of the many droves which have been taken out since Jan. 1st will be over 4,500 and the average price paid has been about $2.50 per hundred pounds. The price is now $2.90, nearly equal to Wichita prices. The gentlemen above named have been dealing largely in hogs and have been content with a small margin, thereby making a good market at home and keeping money here that would otherwise be carried out of the county.
Next item not understood: Mullen, Wood, Ridener???...
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
With Mullen, Wood & Ridener on their hands, our contemporary across the street has his hands full.
Mullen and Wood and Wichita individual...
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
Wichita Herald: Twenty-four car loads of hogs left this point by the Tuesday morning’s train consigned to the popular commission house of Jas. Telley & Co., Kansas City. The hogs belong to Messrs. Mullen and Wood of Winfield and M. H. West of this city. This, we believe, is the largest consignment of stock to one house that has left here for some years.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
It was thought after Mullen & Wood had forwarded their late enormous shipment of 24 car loads of hogs that on account of the decline they would lose $2,000 at least, but before they sold the prices had so far recovered that they cleared about $500.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
Mullen and Wood shipped by wagon 141 fat hogs to Wichita for shipment to Kansas City, on the 17th. This makes 2,600 fat hogs that they have sent to market in the last six months.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
                                              CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY.
                   Lewis C. Harter vs. W. L. Mullen. E. S. Torrance, attorney for Mullen.
Mullen sells property on North Main, including livery barn to Speed...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1879.
A. D. Speed has purchased Mr. Mullen’s property on North Main street, comprising five lots and the old livery barn. The price paid: $1,800.
W. L. Mullen, others, building on North Main street...
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1879.
North Main street has the “boom” bad since the location of the east and west depot. In addition to the building already commenced by Manning, Kinne, and Curns, which will be of brick, 75 x 60, Messrs. T. R. Bryan, W. L. Mullen, and J. C. McMullen will soon begin the erection of a block of buildings on the vacant land just north of the American House and south of the foundry. The buildings will be of uniform size, each 25 x 100 feet and of brick. Mr. W. M. Berkey will also build a brick building, 25 x 75, on North Main street. It looks as if things are inclined to go northward.
A. H. Doane, son-in-law of Mullen, buys Central Hotel from Major & Harter...
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.

Major & Harter have sold the Central Hotel to Mr. A. H. Doane. He takes possession May 1st. Mr. Doane is one of our largest property owners and a son-in-law of W. L. Mullen.
Mullen ships hogs [Wood not mentioned]...
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
Mr. W. L. Mullen sent out nine cars of hogs over the Santa Fe last week, and is about ready to ship ten more. They were a magnificent lot of hogs.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.
W. L. Mullen shipped six cars of hogs over the Santa Fe Tuesday morning. He says the hog crop of this county is about all marketed.
Tearing out Mullen barn to work on Palace Hotel...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.
Workmen are at work tearing away the old Mullen barn and clearing the ground preparatory to beginning work on the new Palace Hotel.
Mullen buys sheep at Caldwell...
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
W. L. Mullen bought at Caldwell last week five thousand head of Colorado stock wethers. Iowa men bought at the same place seven thousand head at $2.25.
Mullen and W. J. Hodges ship hogs...
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
W. L. Mullen shipped three cars of hogs and W. J. Hodges shipped two car loads of the same kind of fruit on Tuesday.
Mullen sells sheep purchased at Caldwell...
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1880.
W. L. Mullen has sold the five thousand sheep he bought at Caldwell.
Mullen shipping more hogs...
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
W. L. Mullen shipped five car loads of hogs Tuesday.
Mrs. Mullen attends Fuller reception...
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
MR. AND MRS. J. C. FULLER. Socially this has been one of the gayest winters in the history of our city. Almost every week has been made pleasant by a social gathering of some sort or other. One of the most pleasant of these was the reception by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller last Friday evening. The guests were many and the arrangements for their entertainment were complete.

Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Loose, Mr. and Mrs. James Harden, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges. Dr. and Mrs. VanDoren, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. Eastman, Rev. and Mrs. T. F. Borcher, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, Dr. and Mrs. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Short, Dr. and Mrs. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Shrieves, Mr. and Mrs. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hamil­ton, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Fuller, Rev. and Mrs. Hyden, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Williams, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Mullen, Miss Mary Stewart, Miss May Williams, Father Kelly, O. F. Boyle, and Charles Fuller.
Mrs. Mullen elected president of Library Association...
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
The Ladies’ Library Association met at the library rooms on Tuesday, January 25th, and elected the following members as directors. Mesdames D. A. Millington, T. R. Bryan, T. G. Ticer, W. R. Davis, W. O. Scovill, J. C. Fuller, J. Swain,          Eastman, J. P. Butler,           Raymond, W. P. Hackney,           Wallis, A. E. Baird, M. L. Read, E. S. Bedilion, A. H. Doane, G. Emerson, J. A. Hyden, A. T. Spotswood, C. S. Van Doren, J. W. McDonald, J. S. Mann, J. S. Loose, J. A. Earnest. The six last hold over under the constitution. The three first are re-elected.
The following officers were re-elected: Mrs. W. L. Mullen, president; Mrs. N. L. Rigby, vice president; Mrs. E. T. Trimble, secretary; Mrs. M. L. Robinson, treasurer.
The officers and directors voted upon themselves a tax of three dollars each to raise funds for the purchase of books and other expenditures of the association.
The editor congratulates the people of Winfield on the presence as citizens of such an array of self-sacrificing, intelligent, and enterprising fair ladies, and hope the city council will make a liberal appropriation and men having money will assist them in their noble work.
Winfield Courier, April 28, 1881.
                                            One of the cases cited: W. L. Mullen.
Mrs. Mullen visited by son, Frank Doane, and bride. [Frank brother of A. H.]...
Winfield Courier, October 13, 1881.
Frank Doane and his bride are visiting their mother, Mrs. Mullen. Frank will be remembered as having spent several months here years ago.
W. L. Mullen: from hogs to cows...
Winfield Courier, October 13, 1881.
When W. L. Mullen was in the hog business, he always strained a point to have the biggest hog of the season. Now he is in the cow business and seems to have the biggest cow yet brought out. She weighs 2,000 pounds and is but a mere skeleton. He is going to fatten her and then give us provocation for another item. He expects to make her tip the beam at 3,500.
Treasurer, Mrs. A. H. Doane; Librarian, Mrs. W. L. Mullen...
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
                                                       Library Association.
At a late meeting of the Library Association, the following officers were elected for the year ending January 31, 1883.
President: Mrs. M. J. Wood.
Vice President: Mrs. T. B. Myers.
Secretary: Mrs. E. T. Trimble.
Treasurer: Mrs. A. H. Doane.
Librarian: Mrs. W. L. Mullen.

Directors: Mrs. H. B. Mansfield, Mrs. J. B. Schofield, Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mrs. J. G. Shrieves, Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. James A. Bullen, and Mrs. J. Swain.
It is hoped that the citizens of Winfield will feel that, as this association cannot flourish without money, it is the duty of each and everyone to purchase a yearly ticket. It will only cost three dollars for each gentleman in Winfield to have the opportunity of supplying himself with interesting as well as instructive reading matter for one year; and if he does not desire to do it for himself, he will have the satisfaction of knowing he is doing it for the benefit of his fellow men.
Secretary, Mrs. A. H. Doane; Treasurer, Mrs. W. L. Mullen...
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
At a late meeting of the Library Association, the following officers were elected for the year ending January 31, 1883: President, Mrs. M. J. Wood; Vice President, Mrs. T. B. Myers; Secretary, Mrs. A. H. Doane; Treasurer, Mrs. W. L. Mullen; Directors, Mrs. H. H. Mansfield, Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. James A. Bullen, Mrs. J. Swain, Mrs. J. B. Schofield, Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. J. G. Shreeves, and Mrs. G. W. Miller.
It would be a great encouragement to the ladies to have the gentlemen come manfully to the front and buy a yearly ticket. Three dollars for one year is a small sum when the benefits to be derived from the investment are considered, still if every family in Winfield would purchase a ticket, it would place the ladies in a position where they would feel justified in not only sustaining a Library but would open an attractive reading room. Many entertaining and instructive volumes have been added to the library during the winter. Let all see to it that they have a personal interest in this association.
W. L. Mullen owner of “Kansas Queen,” largest heifer...
Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
Cowley County is always ahead in everything good. She now comes to the front with the largest heifer in the world. This fine heifer belongs to our fellow townsman, W. L. Mullen, and is the finest specimen of the bovine specie we have ever seen, heard of, or read about. She was raised by Mr. R. S. Stevens on Timber creek about seven miles northeast of Winfield, and is now four years old, clear white, and weighs three thousand pounds. Her form is perfect, and as smooth as an artist could paint a pic­ture. She is five feet eleven inches high, eleven feet around girth, thirty-six inches across the hips, twenty-six inches around the forearm, and twelve feet long. Mr. Mullen purchased this heifer last fall, and has given her the best of care. During the past five months she has gained in weight six hundred pounds, an average of four pounds per day, and is still increas­ing in the same proportion. Stockmen from every direction have visited Winfield to see this extraordinary animal, and now Mr. Mullen has an offer of $1,500.00 for her delivered in Chica­go. He has contracted with the Santa Fe company for a special car, fixed up to accommodate her, and will start east in a few days, stopping at different places to exhibit her as the “Cowley County Calf,” and thinks now, he will accept the Chicago offer for her, should he not be able to do better.

He will only travel for a short distance at a time, in order that she may have ample opportunity to rest up, and not became fatigued from the journey east. In this, he evidently treats her with more consideration than many men do their wives. “Kansas Queen,” as Mr. Mullen calls our fine heifer, is a wonderful animal, and we are proud to record her as a Cowley County produc­tion.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
W. L. Mullen has been offered $1,500 for his 3,000 pound heifer. He will start east with the animal this week.
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
The Kansas Queen, or Cowley County calf, was shipped over the Santa Fe today by her owner, Mr. Mullen. She will be taken off the train at Wichita for the purpose of exhibiting her and resting her up. She weighed on the Santa Fe scales this morning, we are informed by Mr. Kennedy, the railroad agent, 3,660 pounds.
Cowley County Courant, April 27, 1882.
Father Mullen still has his Kansas Queen at Wichita, and has been making money exhibiting her. He has been offered $2,500 for the Cowley County calf delivered in Kansas, any time within two weeks.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
Mr. W. L. Mullen is still exhibiting his big heifer at Wichita. He received an offer of $2,500 for her delivered to Kansas City within two weeks.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
W. L. Mullen has had on exhibition a heifer in this city, which for size eclipses all that we have ever heard or read of. She is a creamy white of perfect form and weighs three thousand pounds, and no one will ever regret going to see her. She measures seventeen feet from nose to tip of tail, ten feet in the girth, and stands seventeen hands high. She is simply a magnificent beauty. She was raised in Cowley County and is four years old. When lying down the tips of her horns are as high as a man’s head. She will be taken to Chicago and other eastern cities and will be a good advertisement for Kansas. Wichita Eagle.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
                             Cowley County Stock—Tally One More for Kansas.

This morning we had the pleasure of a long talk with Col. W. L. Mullen, who arrived in the city last night with the “Kansas Queen,” supposed to be the largest cow in the United States. This animal is but four years old, stands seventeen hands high, measures ten feet around the girth, and weighs the moderate sum of 3,000 pounds. She is three-fourths English Durham, and was bred by Capt. Stephens of Cowley County, who disposed of her to the present owner. Col. Mullen is on his way to New York and other eastern points with her, to show the people of the east that Kansas can breed equally as large cattle as grasshoppers, and when they see the “Queen,” we opine they will not question the assumption. The Colonel proposes to exhibit this mammoth bovine in the towns and cities along his route, and to pay traveling expenses, an admission of 25 and 15 cents will be charged. She will be on exhibition in a tent on Commercial Street, in this city, until next Monday. None of our stock raisers should fail to see this animal. She is a Kansas bred and reared cow, and like most Kansas productions she will bear close scrutiny. She is compactly and squarely built, is of a clear white color, and is thoroughly kind and docile. The Colonel has been offered $5,000 for her, but expects to do better, and we hope he will. Emporia News.
Cowley County Courant, May 4, 1882.
Our big calf, the Kansas Queen, is now on exhibition at Topeka and is creating quite a sensation. Col. Mullen has been offered one dollar a pound for her, so says the Commonwealth.
Cowley County Courant, May 4, 1882.
Mr. Mullen has stopped at Topeka with his Kansas Queen, and this is the way the Commonwealth speaks of her.
“W. L. Mullen, of Winfield, has a wonderful specimen of the productiveness of Kansas, at the tent above Seventh street, on Kansas avenue. It is a four-year-old white English Durham heifer, which stands full seventeen hands high, and weighs 3,000 pounds. She will be on exhibition the rest of the week, and every Kansas man ought to see her. She was raised in Cowley County, and until last spring ran on the prairie with other cattle. Since Mr. Mullen purchased her, she has received some attention, and is now a beauty. Mr. Mullen very properly calls her ‘Kansas Queen,’ and is taking her to New York, exhibiting her in the towns en route, charging ten cents admission. At Emporia he was offered one dollar per pound for her by several persons. We advise everybody to see her.”
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.
The largest heifer in the world, “Kansas Queen,” the property of Col. W. L. Mullen, of Winfield, Kansas, and weighing 3,000 pounds, will be on exhibition on Commercial street until next Thursday. After that date the animal will be sent to New York. Atchison Globe.
W. L. Mullen was a Veteran...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
                                         W. L. Mullen, Co. I, 16th Illinois Infantry.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
Mr. W. L. Mullen has returned home after an absence of several months.
Mrs. Mullen, Librarian, Ladies’ Library Association...
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
LADIES’ LIBRARY ASSOCIATION holds its regular monthly meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. Rooms open every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon from three to six o’clock.  MRS. C. S. VAN DOREN, President.
MRS. W. L. MULLEN, Librarian.
MRS. R. T. TRIMBLE, Secretary.
Mullen now handling insurance...
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
W. L. Mullen is the local agent for the Kansas Mutual Life Association of Hiawatha, and G. E. Sabin can write you an application if you are in good health and can pass the required medical examination.
Mullen now selling real estate...
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.

The Klingman farm south of town, was sold Monday to Jos. Poor, of Beaver Township, for five thousand two hundred dollars. W. L. Mullen did the selling. This is one of the finest farms in Cowley County. It is hedged off in forty acre tracts, has bearing orchards and beautiful shade trees.
Mullen now a land broker...
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
Mr. W. L. Mullen has gone into the land brokerage business and has his office one door south of A. H. Green’s old office.
Mrs. W. L. Mullen...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
                                                   Ladies’ Library Association.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Ladies’ Library Association will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, at 3 p.m. At the last semi-annual meeting the following named ladies were elected as officers and directors for the ensuing year.
For president, Mrs. C. S. VanDoren; vice president, Mrs. T. B. Myers; secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lundy; treasurer, Mrs. C. B. Millington; librarian, Mrs. W. L. Mullen.
For directors: Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. M. J. Wood, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Mrs. A. E. Dawson, and Mrs. F. W. Finch. Secretary.
Mullen now real estate dealer (farm and city property)...
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Real estate is booming. W. L. Mullen has sold twenty-thousand dollars worth of farm and city property since the first of April.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
                                                 STATE VS. W. L. MULLEN.
W. L. Mullen affiliates himself with H. G. Fuller & Co. selling property...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
For sale on Monthly payments, twenty-five lots in, or near Courier place. Also a new dwelling house. W. L. Mullen, with H. G. Fuller & Co.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
For Sale. 160 acre stock ranch, $7 per acre. Also 1700 acres under good improvements, $10 per acre. W. L. Mullen, with H. G. Fuller & Co.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
Wanted. Farm and city property. We are unable to suit all our customers with our present list. W. L. Mullen, with H. G. Fuller & Co.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
For sale on Monthly payments, twenty-five lots in, or near Courier place. Also a new dwelling house.
For Sale. 100 acre stock ranch, $7 per acre. Also 1700 acres under good improvements, $10 per acre.
                                        W. L. MULLEN, with H. G. Fuller & Co.
Mrs. W. L. Mullen...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.

At the regular business meeting of the Ladies Library Association on Tuesday of last week, the following named ladies were elected as officers and directors for the ensuing year: President, Mr. D. A. Millington; Vice-President, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood; Secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lundy; Treasurer, Mrs. C. M. Wood; Librarian, Mrs. W. L. Mullen. Directors: Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. F. W. Finch, Mrs. C. Taylor, Mrs. Dr. Graham, Mrs. Dr. Perry, Mrs. Dr. Tandy, Mrs. J. S. Myers, Mrs. C. Strong, and Miss E. Strong.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Rachael Frederick and husband to W. L. Mullen, pt sw qr 27-32-4e: $300.00.
W. L. Mullen and H. G. Fuller, partners, sell Burden Mill...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
Mullen & Fuller have made the largest sale of the season—the Burden Mill to Eli Reed. Price: $14,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
The boom has commenced. Fuller & Mullen sold Monday three houses and lots to Mr. Workman, a capitalist of Springfield, Illinois.
Mullen name left out: company, H. G. Fuller & Co....
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Fuller & Mullen can give you some bargains in houses and lots, vacant lots, and suburban property. Office north of Myton’s store.
                                                     H. G. FULLER & CO.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
We are prepared to make farm loans at as low rates and on as favorable terms as any firm in the county. Our office now removed to Main street, north of Myton’s. H. G. Fuller & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Fuller & Mullen can give you some bargains in houses and lots, vacant lots, and suburban property. Office north of Myton’s store.
                                                     AN UNIQUE OFFICE.
                                     H. G. Fuller & Co.’s Enterprise and Taste.
                                   In the First Rank for Real Estate and Loans.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.

The Real Estate office of H. G. Fuller & Co., on North Main, sparkles all over with enterprise and vim. It is without doubt the neatest office in the city. Artistic signs and paint on the exterior, with a neat canvas awning, make the office a prominent attraction, while pretty wall paper, neat curtains, and delicate paint adorn the interior beautifully. The interior has every convenience. The window contains some of Cowley’s mammoth productions—a pumpkin weighing 125 pounds, watermelons weighing 60 to 75 pounds, and other wonders. There is money in enterprise. No one could step into this office without readily perceiving that this firm is a rustling one—one always to the front. And this new location is proving a drawing card, and H. G. Fuller & Co.’s business is daily increasing. Messrs. H. G. Fuller and W. L. Mullen are on the go showing land buyers around while Chas. E. Fuller is always busy in the office. An unique feature of this office is a changeable bulletin of lands for sale, houses to rent, etc., on the front of the building. H. G. Fuller & Co. stand in the front rank of our real estate and loan firms, and will always hold an enviable position. Their agreeable courtesy in showing strangers around, and their large list of lands to select from are appreciated, and seldom fail to catch the land seeker.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
H. G. FULLER, Seven years in the Loan Business.
W. L. MULLEN, The Land Man with
C. E. FULLER. Formerly Assistant Cashier Winfield Bank.
                                                     H. G. FULLER & CO.,
                                     Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance Agents,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Loans negotiated on improved farms on as good terms as any agents can make in this county. Will sell you a farm on short notice.
Mrs. W. L. Mullen’s mother, Mrs. Holmes, from Illinois, visits...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Mrs. H. L. Holmes, from Homer, Illinois, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Mullen.
Col. McMullen sells one lot, W. L. Mullen another lot to his son-in-law, Doane...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
J C McMullen et ux to A H Doane, lot 5, blk 126, Winfield: $700
Wm L Mullen et ux to A H Doane, lot 6, blk 126, Winfield: $2,000
Mullen buys property from C. C. Black...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
W. L. Mullen bought lots 17 and 18 just west of Robinson’s coal office, Thursday, of C. C. Black for $3,000.
Mullen, Fullers, J. B. Lynn, C. C. Black: start Island Park Place...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
The Island Park Place will be re-platted and put on the market to catch the spring boom. This tract contains about 140 acres, lying across the S. K. railroad and running down to Timber creek. It is owned by J. B. Lynn, president of the company; W. L. Mullen, vice-president; C. E. Fuller, secretary; H. G. Fuller, treasurer; and C. C. Black, one of the board. 1886 will fill it largely with residences.
Mrs. W. L. Mullen and daughter-in-law, Mrs. A. H. Doane...
                                                      SOCIAL WINFIELD
                    Indulges in the Fashionable Novelty of Five O’clock Luncheon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.

The most fashionable novelty is five o’clock luncheon, a full-dress reception of ladies only, for tea and an hour or two of social chat, such as only ladies, when untrammeled by the awkward presence of men—who were never made to talk—can enjoy. Last evening Winfield had the first full-fledged introduction of this pleasurable novel. It was a reception by Mrs. A. H. Doane and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, two of the city’s most delightful entertainers, at the home of Mrs. Doane. A little after four the invited guests began to arrive and by 5 o’clock the parlors were a scene of the liveliest mirth and social freedom, the following prominent ladies being present: Mesdames C. H. Taylor, C. L. Harter, Ray Oliver, George Raymond, George Rembaugh, J. F. Balliet, G. H. Buckman, O. Branham, W. H. Albro, Ela Albright, E. M. Albright, J. J. Carson, L. M. Williams, J. A. Eaton, J. C. Miller, Col. McMullen, J. F. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, C. C. Collins, Henry Brown, Lewis Brown, J. H. Tomlin, E. P. Young, J. N. Young, Dr. Van Doren, M. J. Darling, W. H. Shearer, R. E. Wallis, D. A. Millington, Wm. Mullen, H. L. Holmes, W. P. Hackney, Dr. Brown, M. L. Robinson, Geo. Robinson, S. D. Pryor, Dr. Emerson, M. L. Whitney, J. L. Horning, J. D. Pryor, Geo. W. Miller, Edwin Beeny, Frank Doane, and Miss Lena Oliver. At the appointed hour a luncheon of choice delicacies, with a sprinkling of appropriate substantials, was bounteously and gracefully served. It was one of the happiest gatherings imaginable. The ladies were all handsomely and fashionably attired. By half past six all had departed, realizing the pleasantest reception for many a day. The main object of the “five o’clock luncheon” is to dissipate the inconveniences of the “fashionable call,” where all is prim form, with little opportunity for forming genuine friendships. It is certainly a most admirable mode of widening friendships among the ladies of the city, as all will attest who experienced the very agreeable hospitality of Mrs. Doane and Mrs. Kretsinger, on this occasion.
Reference to old Mullen grocery, later saloon of Joe Likowski...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
The removal of the old McGuire rookery, revealing the ten-year old sign on the Mullen building, “groceries, wines, and liquors,” brings up queer memories and comparisons. This building was one of the first general supply houses of the city and later the saloon of Joe Likowski and has a romantic history were it known.


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