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M. B. Shields

                                            [Worked as Clerk for J. B. Lynn.]
M. B. Shields, 30. No wife listed.
M. B. Shields, 32. No wife listed.
Shields M B, clerk, Lynn, rooms 102 w 8th
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
                                                                I. O. O. F.
The following is a list of the officers of Winfield Lodge, No. 101, I. O. O. F., for the term commencing July, 1878: M. G. Troup, N. G.; M. Shields, V. G.; David C. Beach, Rec. Sec.; E. S. Bedilion, P. Sec.; Max Shoeb, Treas.; John E. Allen, Rep. to G. L.; C. C. Stevens, W.; W. D. Southard, C.; John M. Read, O. G.; Chas. McIntire, R. S. to N. G.; E. A. Clisbee, L. B. to N. G.; John Hoenscheidt, R. S. S.; B. M. Terrill, T. S. S.; W. M. Parker, R. S. to V. G.; Herman Schmode, L. S. to V. G.; John W. Curns, Chaplain, John Smiley, Host.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
The members of Winfield Lodge, No. 110, I. O. O. F., have chosen the following named brethren as officers of this lodge for the term commencing January 1, 1879.
M. B. Shields, N. G.
David C. Beach, V. G.
John Hoenscheidt, R. S.
E. S. Bedilion, P. S.
Max Shoeb, Treasurer.
John E. Allen, W.
D. W. Southard, C.
J. G. Kraft, R. S. to N. G.
R. L. Walker, L. S. to N. G.
B. M. Terrill, R. S. S.
Wm. Hudson, L. S. S.
J. W. Smiley, I. G.
C. C. Stevens, O. G.
A. W. Davis, R. S. to V. C.
T. C. Robinson, L. S. to V. G.
J. W. Curns, Chaplain.
J. S. Blue, Host.
A cordial invitation is extended to all members of the order in good standing to be present at the installation ceremonies on the first Thursday night in January. The lodge is in a prosperous condition, and is increasing its membership from among our best citizens very rapidly.

Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
LYNN & GILLELEN have one of the great general stocks of goods which are sometimes found in larger cities, and they are dispens­ing them in large quantities. John B. Lynn is the mayor of this city and is an able and genial business man. Warren Gillelen is a careful, active manager and skillful accountant. They are assisted by a corps of attentive and gentlemanly salesmen, among who are Batchelder, Shields, Carr, and Rowland. Everything wanted is quickly found in that long store.
[WINFIELD LODGE, NO. 101, I. O. O. F.]
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
The following officers of the Winfield Lodge, No. 101, I. O. O. F., were installed last Thursday evening.
M. B. Shields, N. G.
D. C. Beach, V. G.
John Hoenscheidt, R. S.
E. S. Bedilion, P. S.
Max Shoeb, Treas.
J. G. Kraft, R. S. to N. G.
J. H. Vance, L. S. to N. G.
J. E. Allen, W.
D. W. Southard, C.
J. W. Curns, Chaplain.
B. M. Terrill, R. S. S.
Will Hudson, L. S. S.
John Smiley, I. G.
C. C. Stevens, O. G.
A. W. Davis, R. S. to V. G.
T. C. Robinson, L. S. to V. G.
J. S. Blue, Host.
Total number of members 52.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1879.
The following is a list of the elective and appointed officers of Winfield lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., to serve for the ensuing year.
N. G.: A. W. Davis.
V. G.: James H. Vance.
Rec. Sec.: David C. Beach.
Treas.: Max Shoeb.
W.: John W. Smiley.
C.: D. W. Southard.
I. G.: M. B. Shields.
O. G.: F. Ebenback.
R. S. to N. G.: Jacob Lipps.
L. S. to N. G.: Charles Youngheim.
R. S. to V. G.: John Fleming.

L. S. to V. G.: Daniel Steel.
R. S. S.: B. M. Terrill.
L. S. S.: Jno. Hohenscheidt.
Chaplain: W. H. H. Maris.
D. D. G. M.: M. G. Troup.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
Rev. J. E. Platter was chosen chairman and made one of his neat and impressive speeches followed by Messrs. Hackney, Troup, Beach, and others.
A committee of ten gentlemen was appointed by the chair to canvass for subscriptions, consisting of Messrs. C. C. Black, J. S. Hunt, J. B. Lynn, M. G. Troup, D. A. Millington, D. L. Kretsinger, J. P. Short, R. E. Wallis, W. H. Smith, and H. D. Gans.
Note: The following clerks of J. B. Lynn donated. For some reason “Rowland” did not appear on list.
D. A. Carr $1.00
M. B. Shields $1.00
J. W. Batchelder $1.00
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
MR. CHAIRMAN: We, your committee on credentials, report the following delegates and alternates from the various townships as entitled to seats in this convention.
Winfield City, 1st Ward, Delegates: J. E. Conklin, G. H. Buckman, D. A. Millington, Geo. F. Corwin, H. D. Gans. Alternates: A. H. Johnson, A. T. Shenneman, E. P. Greer, Henry Paris, James Kelly.
Winfield City, 2nd Ward, Delegates: A. B. Whiting, L. H. Webb, J. H. Finch, T. H. Soward, John Swain, W. E. Tansey. Alternates: A. H. Green, M. L. Robinson, Jas. H. Bullen, O. H. Herrington, J. L. Horning, M. B. Shields.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
Winfield Lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., at its meeting on July 13th installed the following members as officers for the ensuing term.
M. B. Shields, N. G.
W. H. Dawson, V. G.
Jos. O’Hare, Recording Secretary.
E. S. Bedilion, Per. Secretary.
R. S. Kroft, N. G.
J. H. Vance, L. S. U. G.
Howard, Warden, Bradt, Con.
O. H. Herrington, I. G.

Will Hudson, O. G.
L. B. Jolliff, R. S. V. G.
E. Youngheim, R. S. S.
J. W. McRorey, L. S. S.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.
J. B. Lynn has his store as nicely and conveniently arranged as any in Southern Kansas. Each branch of the trade is by itself and has a certain clerk in charge of it. Every department of trade usually represented in a general store is now carried. In the back room the large and new stock of groceries is all opened out and Forest Rowland and Perry Tucker put them up for the public in a creditable manner. Upstairs only the carpets, mattings, oil cloths, etc., are kept, presided over by Mr. Howie. The clothing, which was formerly kept upstairs, has been moved to a room nicely prepared and well lighted, in the basement, and together with the trunks and gents furnishing goods, are handled by Mr. Al Carr. The dry goods room presents as business like an appearance as ever, and Mr. Shields, Miss French, and Miss Aldrich wait on the customers in that department. Mr. Lynn just returned from the east last week, where he purchased a large and well selected stock for every department. This store would do credit to any of our large cities.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
                                                      A Monumental Fraud,
                              With an Attempt to Make Anti-Prohibition Capital,
                                          And Establish Glickeries in Winfield.
                                                 A PETITION AND REPLY.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
                              M. B. Shields was one of those who signed petition.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.
                                                      Businessmen’s Meeting.

The businessmen and clerks of the city met at the COURIER office Wednesday evening and organized by electing Col. Whiting chairman and Ed. P. Greer Secretary. Mr. Brooking stated the object of the meeting to be to effect a mutual arrangement to close the stores at eight o’clock in the evening. Mr. Spotswood spoke in favor of the proposition, and was desirous that an arrangement be made by which both clerks and proprietors could get a little time for rest and social enjoyment. Mr. Mann accorded heartily with Mr. Spotswood in the matter, as also did Mr. Cooper. Mr. Webb desired to know how long the arrangement would hold, and after general discussion it was decided to make it between the 11th day of June and first of October. On motion of Mr. Hall a committee consisting of Messrs. Shields, Copeland, Hendricks, and Fleming were appointed to draw up an agreement to be presented all merchants in the city for their signatures. They reported the following.
We, the undersigned, hereby agree to close our respective places of business at 8 o’clock p.m., of each evening in the week, except Saturday, commencing June 11th, and continuing until October First, 1883. The time of closing to be indicated by the ringing of the city bell. This agreement made on the express conditions that all persons carrying conflicting lines of goods join in the arrangement.
On motion of Mr. O’Meara, duly carried, the chair appointed the following committee to wait on merchants not present with the agreement: Messrs. O’Meara, Cooper, Hendricks, Baird, and Fleming. On motion of Mr. Goodrich, Col. Whiting was added to the committee in behalf of the clerks. After discussion regarding the formation of a permanent organization, the meeting adjourned. It is to be hoped that the objects sought by the gathering will be accomplished, which can only be done by all uniting. It is understood that about every merchant in town with two exceptions, is in favor of closing. If there is any set of men in town who need rest and out-door exercise during the hot summer months, it is the over-worked clerks and merchants. In no other occupation is a man compelled to put in sixteen to eighteen hours per day—every minute of his time when awake. It is a matter of simple justice and humanity that everyone should recognize.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
                                                        A New Convenience.
J. B. Lynn has this week put in his elevated railway cash system. It is the best thing we have yet seen in that line, and will prove a great convenience. A platform about five feet high at the rear of the store, fenced in, is occupied by the genial Shields, who receives all money and makes change. Two miniature tracks are suspended from the ceiling over the entire length of both counters, and the clerks communicate with the cashier by means of hollow balls, capable of containing twenty silver dollars. One track has a two feet incline from and the other the same incline to the cashier. There are three stations to each counter in the dry goods department and one station in the clothing room. Should you tender a five dollar bill in exchange for three dollars in goods, the clerk will place the bill and a slip designating the amount of your purchase in the hollow ball, put it in the elevator to a station, shoot it up to the track, and away it goes to the cashier, who sends it back with the right change. Each station has its own ball and it will stop at no other place. Should a bill be charged, an itemized slip with the name of the customer will be placed in the ball and sent to the desk. Change can thus be made very quickly and without any danger of mistakes. Every large establishment should have this system, and although it is now a new thing, in a little while it will be in general use everywhere.
J. B. now has a very “citified” establishment.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
M. B. Shields, J. B. Lynn’s chief clerk, is in Chicago this week assisting in the manipulation of the National nominating machine.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
                                                     Winfield Primary Election.

The Republican primaries of Winfield to elect delegates to the county and district conventions were held in both wards on last Friday, August 15th, from 3 to 7 o’clock, p.m.
The principle contest and interest was centered in the office of county attorney between Henry E. Asp and A. P. Johnson, candidates. The voting for delegates was by ballot, each ballot containing the choice of the voter for the several offices to be filled, by way of instructions to delegates, as well as the names of the delegates voted for. Two tickets were in the field: the one known as the Asp ticket and the other as the Johnson ticket.
The result was:
First Ward: Asp, 189; Johnson, 70.
Second Ward: Asp, 137; Johnson 58.
Totals: Asp, 326. Johnson, 128.
The delegates elected are:
First ward: J. C. Long, M. G. Troup, Frank W. Finch, T. R. Bryan, Albert McNeal, W. J. Wilson, and J. T. Hackney.
Second ward: G. H. Buckman, M. B. Shields, T. B. Myers, Wm. Whiting, J. L. M. Hill, and Spencer Miner.
The delegates are instructed to support Henry E. Asp for county attorney; E. S. Bedilion for clerk of the district court; H. D. Gans for probate judge; A. H. Limerick for Superintendent of public instruction; Frank S. Jennings for state senator; and Ed. P. Greer for representative.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
The report of the committee on credentials was then submitted, and the following parties reported as entitled to seats in the convention.
WINFIELD—1ST WARD. J. C. Long, M. G. Troup, F. W. Finch, T. R Bryan, Albert McNeal, W. J. Wilson, T. J. Hackney.
WINFIELD—2ND WARD. G. H. Buckman, M. B. Shields, T. B. Myres, Wm. Whiting, J. L. M. Hill, Spence Miner.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
                            Meeting of Blaine and Logan Clubs and a Flambeau Club.

A meeting of the Blaine and Logan Club of Winfield was held at the Courthouse Monday evening. The meeting came to order by electing Mr. A. H. Limerick, Chairman, and W. A. McCartney, Secretary. The object of the meeting was stated by W. J. Wilson. Speeches were made by T. H. Soward and W. P. Hackney in favor of the complete organization and equipment of a Blaine and Logan club. It was decided to organize the club into three companies of torch-bearers and one Flambeau club. The following officers were elected: Colonel Whiting, Commander of battalion and D. L. Kretsinger, Adjutant; Spencer Miner, Captain “Co. A”; Frank Finch, 1st Lieutenant; M. B. Shields, 2nd Lieutenant; T. J. Harris, 3rd Lieutenant; Capt. J. B. Nipp, Captain of “Co. B”: W. P. Hackney 1st Lieutenant; John McGuire, 2nd Lieutenant; H. H. Siverd, 3rd Lieutenant; Cap Steuven, Captain of the Flambeau club; H. G. Norton, 1st Lieutenant; W. A. McCartney, 2nd Lieutenant; Frank H. Greer, 3rd Lieutenant. The election of officers for “Co. C” was deferred until Tuesday evening. A meeting of the officers of the different companies was called for Wednesday morning for the purpose of appointing various committees, and deciding on the kind and number of suits and torches to be ordered. After the completion of business of the meeting, Henry E. Asp was called on, and responded in one of his characteristic speeches, after which the meeting adjourned.
                                                         ODD FELLOWS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
The following are the officers installed by the District Deputy Grand Master, J. H. Vance, at the last meeting of the I. O. O. F., to serve for the ensuing term.
George D. Headrick, N. G.; Jos. O’Hare, V. G.; J. M. Reed, R. S.; J. P. Stewart, P. S.; S. J. Hepler, T.; W. H. Dawson, R. S. N. G.; A. Snowhill, L. S. N. G.; J. W. Chancey, W.; M. B. Shields, Con.; Samuel Dalton, C.; M. Hahn, L. S. S.; A. B. Taylor, R. S. V. G.; Walter Harris, L. S. V. G.; Wm. Palmer, L. G., H. C. Callison, O. G.
The Lodge is one of the best in the State, as is proven by its financial condition. The trustees have secured the upper story of the new Morehouse building for a term of five years, which will be fitted up especially for lodge purposes. Mr. J. H. Vance, the financial manager of the institution, is entitled to much credit for his management of the affairs of the Lodge.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
M. B. Shields, with J. B. Lynn, has been down with fever for several days, but now is better.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The following officers of Winfield Lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., were installed for the ensuing year: Jos. O’Hare, N. G.; A. B. Taylor, V. G.; D. C. Beach, Rec. Secretary; J. P. Stewart, Per. Secretary. S. J. Helper, Treasurer; M. B. Shields, Conductor; J. W. Chancy, Warden; J. H. Vance, R. S. to N. G.; M. Hahn, L. S. to N. G.; H. H. Siverd, L. S. to V. G.; A. Snowhill, R. S. to V. G. This order has a very strong organization here, and is in fine working order.



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