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Smith Bros.

                           Samuel and W. H. Smith. [Samuel died October 1879].
                          (Called their store the “Chicago Boot and Shoe Store.”)
                             [Later: W. H. Smith became partner of P. W. Zook.]
                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Directory 1880.
SMITH BROS., boots and shoes, Main, w. s. 3rd door north of Post Office.
Smith, S. E. (Smith Bros.)
Smith, W. H. (Smith Bros.)
Bartlett, E., clerk, Smith Bros.
SMITH BROS., Main, w. s., third door north of Post Office.
FITZGERALD, S. C., Main, w. s. between 8th and 9th avenues, over Smith Bros.
Winfield Directory 1885.
Board of Education, 4th ward: B. F. Wood; W. H. Smith.
EPISCOPAL. Sunday-School at the court-house, 10 a.m. W. H. Smith, Superintendent.
GRACE EPISCOPAL. Services at court house. W. H. Smith, Superintendent.
Brown R J, clerk, Smith & Zook’s, res 1211 Manning.
Smith & Zook, boots and shoes, 803 Main
Smith W H, res 817 Main
Note: Zook not listed in 1885 Winfield Directory.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1879.
A gentleman by the name of Smith, from Chicago, will put in a stock of boots and shoes in the building on the corner of Main Street and Ninth Avenue, about the first of March.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1879.
Mr. Smith, of the firm of Smith Bros., has arrived and is getting his stock of boots and shoes in shape for business.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
Notice the new “ad.” of the Chicago boot and shoe store in another column. Smith Bros., the proprietors, have had a large experience in the boot and shoe business, and know the wants of their customers.
AD. THE NEW CHICAGO BOOT AND SHOE HOUSE, WINFIELD, KANSAS., HAS AN ENTIRELY NEW STOCK OF FIRST-CLASS GOODS, INCLUDING THE CELE­BRATED CHICAGO BOOTS & SHOES, and a large line of the famous CABLE WIRE FASTENED GOODS, all bought at the lowest prices for cash. Call and see the Largest and Best Stock of Boots and Shoes ever displayed in Winfield, and get our low cash prices. SMITH BROS.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
Smith Bros. have a white and black sign.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
Mr. Smith, of the “New Chicago Boot and Shoe House,” arrived here last week.

Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
BOOTS & SHOES. W. C. Root & Co., Smith Bros.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1879.
Smith Bros. have erected, at considerable cost, large bulletin boards on all the principal roads leading into Winfield. These gentlemen have a splendid stock and intend to let the people know it.
Note: Joseph Likowski was located on Main Street, east side, between 9th and 10th Avenues in 1879. The following item shows that Smith Bros. was next door to him...
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
The stage and express office has been removed from the Central Hotel to Smith Bros. boot and shoe store, next door to “Jo’s.”
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1879.
Mr. _____ Smith, of the Chicago shoe store, has gone to Hot Springs, Ark., for his health, which too close attention to business has seriously impaired. Mr. Smith has many friends at this place who hope he may speedily recover and be with us again.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
AD. MEAT MARKET. GEORGE MILLER. Has always on hand the choicest steaks, roasts, and other fresh meats. Particular attention paid to business.
Shop on Ninth avenue, one door east of Smith Bro.’s shoe store.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1879.
Lofland will move the Black Front Grocery to the building just back of Smith Bros. boot and shoe store.
Note: It appears that Samuel Smith, brother of W. H. and Julia Smith, died, leaving W. H. as the sole partner of Smith Bros. Boots and Shoes store...
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
Died at his home on Ninth Avenue, on Tuesday morning, December 2nd, of intermittent fever and hemorrhage of the lungs, Mr. Samuel Smith.
Mr. Smith is a brother of Mr. W. H. and Miss Julia Smith, and although he has been with us but a comparatively short time, his death has cast a sadness over the community. The remains will be taken to Bloomington, Illinois, his old home, for interment.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1879.
S. Suss has charge of the Chicago Boot and Shoe Store during the absence of Mr. Smith.
Winfield Courier, February 5, 1880.
Mr. W. H. Smith has secured the new brick store building to be built by Mrs. Mansfield, at $720 per year in advance. The building is to be completed by April 1st, 1880. Good for the boot and shoe man.
Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.
Mr. Wm. Smith is in Chicago purchasing a stock of boots and shoes.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1880.

The members and adherents of the Episcopal Church in Winfield held a meeting yesterday morning to organize a parish. Rev. J. T. Colton, of Wichita, presided, and J. E. Snow was elected Secretary of the meeting. A parish was organized under the name of Grace Church, and the following officers were elect­ed: Senior Warden, G. A. Scoville; Junior Warden, T. C. Woodruff; Vestrymen, R. E. Wallis, T. K. Johnston, W. H. Smith, H. P. Vermilye, F. J. Sydal; Parish Clerk, J. E. Snow. The parish hopes to secure the services of a settled clergyman at an early date. Telegram.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1880.
Smith Bros. will occupy the Mansfield building about the 1st of April, when you may look out for a big boot and shoe boom.
Winfield Courier, April 1, 1880.
Smith Bros. will move into their new quarters next week.
Smith Bros. move into new brick building, three doors north of Post Office...
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1880.
In this issue appears an ad for Smith Bros. of the Chicago Boot & Shoe store. They have moved into their new quarters, and are now conveniently located in one of the best store rooms in the city.
Winfield Courier, April 15, 1880.
Smith Bros. are fairly settled in their new quarters. They have the finest exclusive boot and shoe house in Southern Kansas.
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
AD. THE CHICAGO SHOE STORE HAS MOVED INTO THE NEW BRICK STORE THREE DOORS NORTH OF POST OFFICE! You will find in this store The Largest Stock and greatest variety of Boots & Shoes in Winfield. Terms - Cash to all. SMITH BROS.
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
E. C. Seward will run the business of W. H. Smith during his absence.
Winfield Courier, January 20, 1881.
On Wednesday night there was a meeting held at council rooms, embracing a number of our prominent citizens, to secure, if possible, one of the two roads that Gould proposes building. All the gentlemen present were in favor of doing what was possi­ble to secure this end. W. H. Smith, Col. Alexander, J. L. Horning, T. K. Johnson, Mayor Lynn, and M. L. Robinson were appointed as a committee to confer with the managers, and obtain from them, if possible, a proposition. Messrs. Myers, Read, and Seward were appointed a committee to defray expenses.
Winfield Courier, February 24, 1881.
The party who exchanged a pair of $1.75 overshoes for a pair of $3.00 shoes at Smith Bros. shoe store Monday will oblige the clerk by returning the same at their earliest convenience.
Winfield Courier, April 14, 1881.
$1.75 buys a standard screw kip boot, warranted to wear six months, at Smith Bros.

Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Below are statements of businessmen and leading citizens of this city and county.
SMITH BROTHERS, Dealers in boots and shoes. Our impression is that our trade is just about as large as it was a year ago. Then the farmers had wheat and corn kept over, which they were selling and had plenty of money; now their last year’s crop is exhausted. It is true that there are buildings for rent here now while a year ago it was difficult to get one, but rents are still about one-third higher than they ought to be. We have no means of knowing what effect prohibition has had upon our trade thus far. There are two more stocks of shoes and boots in town than there were a year ago.
Julia Smith, sister of W. H. Smith...
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained about 75 of the young folks, both married and unmarried, at their pleasant residence last Friday evening. Singing was rendered by Miss McDonald.
Some of the ladies and their outfits were described by editor:
Mrs. Read Robinson, white Cashmere trimmed in white satin, white kid gloves and shoes; Mrs. George Robinson, plain and brocaded pink silk, handsome lace, white kid gloves and shoes; Mrs. George Whitney, heliotrope satin trimmed in brocade of the same color and Valenciennes lace; white gloves; Miss Nettie McCoy, brocaded peacock blue and old gold silk, silver filigree ornaments; Miss Julia Smith, handsome black silk, jet passementerie trimmings; Mrs. Emerson, white French bunting with lace trimming, and black silk velvet skirt.
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.
Smith Bros. gave $10.00.
Winfield Courier, June 23, 1881.
Reynold’s fine shoes for ladies and children, Stacy Adam’s fine shoes for men and boys, Walker boots for men and boys. These are the best goods in America. For sale at Smith Brothers.
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
W. H. Smith left for Boston Friday afternoon.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.

Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
AD. SMITH BROS. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BOOTS AND SHOES, are offering great inducements this fall from their immense stock of unrivaled prices, many things being Retailed at Wholesale Prices. It will pay you to come, and see us, as we will offer such inducements in stock and prices as you cannot find other places. SMITH BROS.
Cowley County Courant, January 26, 1882.
Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.
Mr. Ed Roland afforded a pleasant evening to the young people by inviting them to a phantom party at the residence of Mrs. Millington, on last Monday night. A gay and happy company responded to the invitation, and made most excellent ghosts, although hardly as silent as a specter is supposed to be. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Rembaugh, Mrs. Boyer; Misses Hane, Scothorn, Klingman, Beeny, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jackson and Carruthers; Messrs. W. H. and W. A. Smith, Roland, Harris, Fuller, Webb, Robinson, Connell, Crowell, Bahntge.
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.

The Catholic Fair. “A little fun now and then is relished by the best of men.” The Catholic Fair, which closed Friday evening, Feb. 10, was the source of much amusement to the people of Winfield. Everything in the way of pleasure was there, and the citizens did not fail to patronize the good work. The businessmen when called upon for contributions responded liberally, as did the ladies, in donating the various articles for a supper and refreshment tables. The fancy articles which were donated were duly appreciated, and served to decorate the booths nicely. We do not pretend to name the several articles; however, we will give a few. The china set of one hundred and fifty seven pieces, which was won by Mr. J. B. Lynn, who afterwards presented it to Father Kelly, occupied a prominent position on one of the tables. A handsome family Bible, a fine gold necklace and bracelets, donated by Mr. P. Laverty; a wax cross, a silver castor, donated by Mr. Schroeter; a silver butter dish and knife, the gift of Hudson Bros.; an artificial flower pot, given by F. Manny; a large wax doll, a silver pickle castor, and two silver goblets, donated by Mr. and Mrs. C. Buckley; a Kalomeda set, given by Johnston & Hill; a pair of vases, by Harter Bros.; lace curtains, by Mr. Hahn; a box of fancy note-paper, by Mr. P. Buckley; a handsome album, by Mrs. Charlie Allen, of Wichita; a pair of vases, by H. Goldsmith; a pair of gentleman’s slippers, by Smith Bros.; pin cushions, tidies, toilet sets, mats, pillow shams and numerous other articles, which decorated the fancy tables over which Mrs. J. C. Fuller and Mrs. Pierce presided. The refreshment stand was taken charge of by the Misses Healey, McGonigle, and Kelly. The supper table was superintended by Mrs. Dockery and Mrs. Lanbener. Miss Kate Healey was postmaster and distributed many letters and valentines to the young folks. Mrs. Charlie Allen, from Wichita, took care of the oyster table. Our friend, Capt. H. H. Siverd, was the winner of the hanging lamp and pickle castor; he deserved them for his energy in trying to make the fair a success. Dr. C. C. Green won the horse. The ball, though last, was not least. It was conducted with so much propriety that many church members were tempted to “tip the light fantastic toe.” Capt. C. Steuven was floor manager. There were many visitors here during the fair. Mrs. E. Woolheater, Mr. Buck, from Newton, Miss D. McDoigle, from Leavenworth, and Mrs. Charlie Allen, from Wichita, being noticed. Nearly all the young folks of Winfield were out. The young men were very gallant and generous in taking chances on all articles to be disposed of in that way. Capt. W. Whiting, Dave Harter, Ad Powers, Willie Smith, C. Hodges, J. Hyden, Fred Whiting, Ed and H. Cole, C. C. Harris, J. O’Hare, H. Seward, and A. D. Speed were among the many who assisted in making the fair a success, both socially and financially, and we feel sure the Catholics will feel grateful for the kindness of all those who contributed toward the good work.
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.
New style spring slippers at Smith Bros.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
Mr. W. H. Smith has gone east to purchase his spring boots and shoes.
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of John Hyden and E. C. Seward in behalf of Smith Bros., of the Chicago boot and shoe house. Messrs. Hyden and Seward, realizing from past and present experience, that this is the time that tries men’s soles, and that Mr. W. H. Smith is in the east buying his new stock, propose to make things lively down their way in all kinds of foot wear.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
Will H. Smith returned from his eastern trip Saturday. He purchased a handsome line of boots and shoes, and attracted general attention as “a man from Kansas” on the streets of Boston.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
W. H. Smith, of this city, is summoned on the grand jury of the U. S. Circuit Court at Topeka, and O. M. Seward is on the petit jury.
Cowley County Courant, March 30, 1882.
W. H. Smith, our boot and shoe man, and O. M. Seward, of this city, have been drawn as jurymen at the next term of the United States District Court.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
*J. C. McMULLEN: 168
  W. J. Hodges: 6
  W. H. Smith: 1
*A. H. DOANE: 93
  W. H. Smith: 71
  B. F. Wood: 4
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
Men’s fine shoes stylish and nobby at Smith Bros.
Both W. H. Smith and his sister, Julia, attended Emerson party...
Cowley County Courant, May 25, 1882.

The social party at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson Thursday evening was one of the most enjoyable affairs within the history of Winfield. The Dr. and his estimable wife seem to thoroughly understand the art of entertaining their guests, and on this particular occasion, they were at their best, as it were.
The guests present were Miss L. Curry, Miss Andrews, Miss I. Bard, Miss I. McDonald, the Misses Wallis, Miss F. Beeny, Miss Jennie Hane, Miss A. Scothorn, Miss I. Meech, Miss Sadie French, Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Harry Bahntge, Eugene Wallis, W. H. Smith, W. A. Smith of Wichita, E. C. Seward, O. M. Seward, C. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Capt. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, W. A. Walton, and Henry Goldsmith.
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.
We were truly sorry to be unable to attend the party at the residence of our young friend, Chas. Bahntge, Thursday evening, but those who attended enjoyed one of the most pleasant evenings spent in Winfield for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge have a large number of friends in Winfield, and those who were so royally entertained at their home Thursday evening think more of them now than ever before. The following is a list of those who were present: Misses McCoy, Jennie Hane, Amy Scothorn, Jessie Millington, Kate Millington, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis,         Roberts, Florence Beeny, Josie Bard, Mrs. French, Miss Smith, W. C. Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Lou. Zenor, Lovell Webb, H. Gold­smith, C. C. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, of Sedgwick, Mrs. Carson, of Cherryvale, Mrs. Geo. Rhodes, W. H. Smith, Chas. Fuller, Jas. Lawton, Mr. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Richard Bowles, Eugene Wallis, O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
On last Friday evening the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of one of the merriest as well as the “toniest” parties ever given in Winfield. Mrs. Fuller has entertained her friends several times this winter without any of the young folks being present, but this time she honored them by giving this party, which was duly appreciated. Everyone invited, with but two exceptions, was present and never were guests more hospitably entertained. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. At a late hour the guests dispersed, all thanking their kind host and hostess for the pleasant evening so happily spent. The costumes of the guests were elegant and worthy of mention. We give below a list which we hope will be satisfactory to the ladies mentioned.
Miss Julia Smith, beautifully flowered white silk polonaise, black silk velvet skirt, diamond jewelry.
The following gentlemen were in attendance. Their “costumes” were remarkable for subdued elegance and the absence of aesthetic adornment.

Messrs. Steinberger; J. N. Harter; G. A. Rhodes; E. E. Thorpe; George, Will, and Ivan Robinson; Fred and Will Whiting; Mr. Colgate; F. C. Hunt; C. E. Fuller; C. C. Harris; W. H. Smith; Will Smith; W. J. Wilson; Jos. O’Hare; Jas. Lorton; Frank and E. P. Greer; Eugene Wallis; Saml. E. Davis; L. H. Webb; Harry and Chas. F. Bahntge; Chas. Campbell; Ezra Nixon; L. D. Zenor; E. G. Cole; C. H. Connell; Mr. Ed. M. Clark of McPherson; and W. C. Garvey of Topeka.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
IVANHOE PARTY. The Ivanhoe Club, which has been holding regular meetings all winter, gave an entertainment on Tuesday evening to which their friends were invited. Over three hundred invitations were given and with but few exceptions were responded to by the presence of those invited. A program consisting of select readings, recitations, and music was rendered, after which the guests were invited to remain and participate in a social dance. Each and every part was well sustained and the entire evening was satisfactorily passed, the audience expressing themselves well pleased. The entertainment opened by a chorus by the club, entitled “Be Happy.”
Mr. Chas. H. Connell then recited in an excellent manner a poem by C. G. Eastman called “A Snow-storm.” It depicted a New England scene in mid winter and Mr. Connell brought out the beauties of the poem in an interesting and spirited manner.
Miss McCoy rendered upon the piano, Mill’s “Tarantolle,” which was beautifully performed and well received, after which a short temperance piece called “A Toast” was given by Miss Jessie Millington.
A duet, “Two Loving Sisters,” by two charming young ladies, Miss Jennie Hane and Miss Josie Bard, was beautifully sung. Miss Bard sings without any apparent effort and has a sweet, well cultivated voice which it is always a pleasure to listen to, while Miss Hane’s alto is superb.
Mr. W. H. Smith read “The Chapel Bell,” an excellent poem by J. G. Saxe. It is needless to say that it was well read.
Misses McCoy, Beeny, and Bard then favored the company by a finely executed piano trio “Fra Diavolo” by Czerny.
“Paul Revere’s Ride,” recited by Miss Florence Beeny, was one of the finest selections on the program and Miss Beeny did it full justice, her rendition showing a full conception of the subject and a perfectly cultivated voice.
A beautiful solo, “When the tide comes in,” by William Harrison, was sung by Miss Josie Bard and was received with enthusiasm. She was loudly encored, which was responded to in their behalf by Mr. Connell, by request of the club, with the charming Irish son of “The Horse shoe Over the Door,” which delighted the audience as well.
That grand old poem, “Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud?” was read in an expressive manner by Mr. F. C. Hunt, which was followed by a piano recitation by Miss Beeny, which was beautiful.
“An Order for a Picture,” one of Alice Carey’s sweet poems, was read by Mr. W. C. Robinson in a natural and expressive style and received many compliments. Mr. Robinson then made a few remarks relative to the proceedings of the club meetings heretofore and expressed much pleasure in entertaining the friends of the Ivanhoe Club, and announced the next meeting on next Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. M. L. Robinson.

Messrs. Snow and Buckman and Misses Bard and Hane closed the literary part of the entertainment with a “Good Night” song and the audience was dismissed, a large number of whom remained to participate in the dance, which with the excellent music furnished by the Roberts Brothers, was enjoyed by all.
The club wish to express their thanks to Mrs. Buckman for the use of her piano, and to Messrs. Buckman and Snow for their kindness in lending their voices to perfect the music.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
Will Smith of the boot and shoe house, is off on a “tower” through Nebraska.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
The party given on last Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge was one of the most enjoyable ever given here, and was looked forward to with pleasant anticipation for some time previous, for it is a well known society fact that Mrs. Bahntge’s charming little house with its merry occupants insure a lively time to their fortunate guests, and last Thursday evening was no exception to the rule. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while a refreshing repast was served at a seasonable hour which was fully appreciated, and at a late hour the company dispersed, with hearty thanks to their kind host and hostess for the very pleasant evening spent. We append a list of those present.
W. H. Smith was included on list.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
A large stock of child’s shoes and slippers very nice at Smith Bros.
Cowley County Courant, June 29, 1882.
The Episcopal Sunday school under the management of their superintendent, Mr. Will Smith, had a picnic in Riverside Park last Friday. It was an enjoyable affair for both little and big.
Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.
The Episcopal Church, Rev. C. H. Canfield, pastor, is a new effort in this town, being some 24 months old only. Not having a building of their own, they meet in the Courthouse. The membership of this church is not large, yet they hope to be able to build them a house of worship during the next two years. Its Sunday school, under charge of W. H. Smith, is prospering.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
Thou wear a lion’s hide; doff it! For shame, And hang a calf’s skin on those recreant limbs! SHAKESPEARE.
500 PAIRS WOMEN’S Genuine Pebble Goat BUTTON SHOES AT $2.00 A PAIR.
This is a handsome, nice-fitting shoe, with silk-worked button holes, and is the best in America for the price—and don’t you forget it! If you need a pair of shoes do not delay, as this is a great bargain and the shoes will not last many days. Call and take a look at our Fall and Winter Goods. SMITH BROS., WINFIELD.
Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.
Ladies’ genuine pebble goat shoes, silk button holes, $2.50.  SMITH BROTHERS.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1882.
Ladies fine French kid shoes that will not turn purple. Try a pair.
Buy your winter boots of us.
A good stock of children’s shoes cheap—try a few pairs of them.

Our Common Sense shoes will afford ladies much comfort and relieve their arches.
Fine pair French kid side lace shoes at $3.50 to close out the lot.

Winfield Courier, November 30, 1882.
The regular meeting of the Ivanhoe Literary will be held at the residence of Mr. M. L. Robinson Tuesday evening, Dec. 5. A full attendance is desired. The following members will resume the reading of “Kathrina,” five pages each, in the order named: Miss Crippen, Miss Klingman, Miss Hane, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Berry, Mr. Webb. Miscellaneous selections, Mr. Smith and Miss Beeny. FLORENCE A. BEENY, Rec. Sec.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Our entire stock of choice goods must be sold by February 1st, 1883. Come early; get all you want at cost. You will save 50 cents, $1.00, and $1.50 per pair and don’t you forget it.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Don’t forget that Smith Bros., are going out of business, and that they will sell you anything you want at cost, or about one-half or two thirds what others will ask.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
Smith Bros, sold twelve hundred dollars worth of boots and shoes at cost the first five days of their clearing sale.
Smith Bros., have thrown their large stock of boots and shoes on the market at cost, to close business Feb. 1st, 1883.
Men’s boots of all kinds at cost: you can save from 50 cents to $1.00 per pair.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
Smith Bros., are going out of business, and their cost sale is no humbug. All goods sold at wholesale prices.
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
Miss Julia Smith, who has been confined in the house with a lame foot, is now able to be out again.
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
Mrs. Emerson accompanied by Misses Margie and Lizzie Wallis and Miss Julia Smith, went to Wichita Tuesday afternoon to hear the Madison Square Company play “Esmeralda.”
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
At the last meeting of the Ivanhoe Club, the annual election of officers took place. The election was a follows: President, W. H. Smith; Vice President, Geo. W. Robinson; Secretary, Miss Theresa Goldsmith; Treasurer, Miss Lizzie Wallis. The Club begins its new administration under favorable auspices and is certainly a very pleasant and enjoyable company, and we presume our young friends are improving greatly under its instruction. However, it is to be hoped that they will see to it to give another entertainment, such as that given last year. It would certainly be well received. The club meets next Tuesday evening with the Misses Aldrich.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.

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.
W. H. Smith was one of those who signed the petition.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club will be held at the home of W. H. Smith, Tuesday, February 6th, with the following programme for miscellaneous reading: Misses E. Crippen, A. Aldrich, A. Klingman, F. Beeny, T. Goldsmith; Messrs. L. Zenor, E. Nixon, W. Wilson, Geo. Robinson. The readers are expected to be present and prepared, or appoint a substitute.
Theresa Goldsmith, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
Remember you can save 50 cents and $1.00 per pair on boots and shoes at the closing out sale of Smith Brothers.
O’Meara & Randolph buy Smith Bros. Boot & Shore store located three doors north of the post office...
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.
Messrs. O’Meara & Randolph have bought out the Boot & Shoe store of Smith Brothers three doors north of the post office and propose to rush off goods on hand at the lowest prices to make room for a fresh new stock which will surprise the natives.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.
Come one, come all. We will give you big bargains as we are going out of business.
Remember you can save 50 cents and $1.00 per pair on boots and shoes at the closing out sale of Smith Brothers. SMITH BROTHERS.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
BOOTS & SHOES! O’Meara & Randolph (successors to Smith Bros.)
We have come to stay, not as a necessity or for our health, but to do BUSINESS, and in order to do it we must offer GOOD GOODS AT PRICES that will make it a pleasure to buy your boots and shoes of us. Our NEW STOCK is arriving daily, and to make room for it we are determined to close out Smith Bros.’ old stock, REGARDLESS OF COST. We still continue to handle Reynold Bros. Ladies’ Fine Shoes & Stacy Adams’ Men’s Fine Goods, as well as medium priced makes, and will insure fit, comfort, and service. Call and see us before buying your spring bill of Boots and Shoes. We will try and make it to your interest to trade with us in the future. Remember the place, Smith Bros. Old Stand, 3 doors North of Post Office.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge has been offered for the next meeting of the Ivanhoe Club on Tuesday, May 1. The following are on duty for miscellaneous selections: Miss Kate Millington, Mr. W. H. Smith, Miss Theresa Goldsmith, L. H. Webb, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Miss Allie Klingman, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge. As the club is to adjourn for the summer and as preliminary arrangements for a “Basket Picnic” are to be made, the members are earnestly solicited to attend. THERESA GOLDSMITH, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
W. H. Smith, D. E. Gurney, and some others, whose names we did not get, went up to Wichita Monday evening to hear Haverly’s minstrels.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Homer Fuller, W. H. Smith, and C. F. Bahntge are complimented for their many kind attentions to guests.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Where the Money Came From. The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.
W. H. Smith gave $1.00.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
Miss Julia and W. H. Smith are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. Cook and son, of Chicago. They will remain during the week, and are very much pleased with Winfield.
Smith Bros., lumber???...Note: These brothers not related to W. H. Smith.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.
Lumber of all kinds, timber, joists, scantling, lath and shingles, for sale by car-load at Chicago wholesale prices, with freight added. Smith Bros., Winfield.
W. A. Smith of Wichita and W. H. Smith and sister, Julia Smith, attended...
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
The most delightful entertainment of the season was given by Dr. & Mrs. Geo. Emerson on Tuesday evening of this week. The guests present were: Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. J. Wade McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Baird, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs.
M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mrs. F. Mendell of Texas, Mrs. H. P. Mansfield of Burden, Mrs. Perkins, late of Australia, Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mrs. C. L. Harter; Misses Lizzie Wallis, Margie Wallis, Jennie Hane, Florence Beeny, Nettie R. McCoy, Huldah Goldsmith, Clara Brass, Sadie French, Julia Smith, Jessie Meech, Caro Meech, Jesse Millington; Messrs. M. J. O’Meara, D. L. Kretsinger, W. H. Smith, W. A. Smith of Wichita, E. H. Nixon, L. D. Zenor, W. C. Robinson, Geo. W. Robinson, E. Wallis, G. Headrick, F. F. Leland, H. Bahntge, E. Meech, Jr. It was an exceedingly lively party and the host and hostess had omitted nothing which could add to the general enjoyment. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson stand at the head of the list of those in Winfield who know how to entertain their friends.
W. H. Smith was one of those who attended Buckman party...

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
A social party were entertained at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Buckman on Tuesday evening. The guests present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Asp, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup; Mrs. Schofield, Mrs. G. H. Allen; Misses Josie Bard, Jennie B. Hane, Nettie R. McCoy, Margie Wallis, Sadie French, Jessie Millington; Messrs. M. O’Meara, R. B. Rudolf, Louis B. Zenor, E. H. Nixon, W. H. Smith, H. Bahntge, L. H. Webb. The affair was delightful in every way, and the guests were profuse in their thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Buckman for their many and pleasant attentions which secured  them so much enjoyment.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1883.
Christmas came in this year with more than its usual life and jollity. All of the churches had Christmas trees, Christmas houses, and other of the arrangements which are supposed to make young hearts happy. The traditional “Santa Claus” was abroad in all his glory and showered candies and beautiful presents around promiscuously.
The Episcopal Sunday school tree at the Courthouse was nicely trimmed and the exercises afforded much amusement. One of the features was the presentation of a “diamond” pin to the worthy Superintendent, W. H. Smith. The diamond was a glass stopper from a big bottle in a beautiful setting of old stove pipe tin, the whole making a decoration of which Mr. Smith should certainly feel proud.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
M. N. Sinnott and W. H. Smith appointed to count the funds in the county treasury.
Miss Julia Smith...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
The Masquerade. The members of the Pleasant Hour Club have made the winter thus far very pleasant in a social way. Their hops have been well attended, and the utmost good feeling and harmony has prevailed. Their masquerade ball last Thursday evening was the happiest hit of the season. The floor was crowded with maskers and the raised platforms filled with spectators. At nine o’clock the “grand march” was called, and the mixture of grotesque, historical, mythological, and fairy figures was most attractive and amusing. Then, when the quadrilles were called, the effect of the clown dancing with a grave and sedate nun, and Romeo swinging a pop-corn girl, was, as one of the ladies expressed it, “just too cute.”
The following is the list of names of those in masque, together with a brief description of costume or character represented.
Miss Julia Smith, America.
W. H. Smith becomes partner with P. W. Zook in boot and shoe business and they take over the business formerly run by W. C. Root...
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.

Mr. W. H. Smith has gone into partnership in the boot and shoe business with Mr. P. W. Zook and is absent in Boston at present purchasing a large stock of goods for the firm. Mr. Smith carried on a boot and shoe business in Winfield for a number of years, knows all about the trade, and with as thorough a businessman as Mr. Zook, the firm of Zook & Smith will rank high in Cowley County with the trading public.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
Smith & Zook are now receiving a large stock of boots and shoes in all the new shapes and designs for spring and summer, which will be offered at popular prices. You are invited to call and examine our stock and when you want to buy, don’t you forget it. Smith & Zook.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
W. H. Smith, of the boot and shoe firm of Smith & Zook, returned last week from Boston, where he laid in a large supply of spring goods.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
I have associated myself with Mr. P. W. Zook for the purpose of doing a boot and shoe business in Winfield. I shall be pleased to have all the old friends, customers, and patrons of Smith Brothers call and see me at the former store of W. C. Root. W. H. SMITH.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
Cowley County will have Competing Lines. A meeting of citizens of Winfield was held at the Brettun House last Monday evening to hear concerning movements which have recently been taken toward the construction of a railroad direct to Winfield from the direction of Kansas City.
W. H. Smith was chosen chairman and Ed. P. Greer, Secretary.
Henry E. Asp, being called upon for a recital of what has been done, stated that since any report has been made to the citizens, James Hill, the manager of the Missouri, Winfield & South Western railroad company, has visited St. Louis, Chicago, and other cities east conferring with capitalists and railroad builders to induce them to take hold of the organization he represented and build us a road. He finally got Messrs. Geo. W. Hoffman, James N. Young, and L. D. Latham, of Chicago, and M. M. Towle and C. N. Towle of Hammond, Indiana, so far interested in the project that they sent Mr. L. D. Latham to look over the route, examine the situation, and report. Mr. Latham came about March 1st, at the time that our narrow gauge excitement was strongest, which was an element of discouragement to him, but such other facts and reasons were placed before him that he was prepared to make a favorable report. Mr. Hill returned with him and secured a meeting of the above named gentlemen at St. Louis, where they could confer with the authorities of the railroads running west from that city. Mr. Hill and Mr. Asp met them in St. Louis about the 11th of this month and the result of the arrangements made there was that Messrs. L. D. Latham, M. M. Towle, and J. N. Young were authorized to visit the route again, get further information, and make such arrangements as in their judgment was best for themselves and their friends.

These gentlemen arrived at Newton last Friday, where they met with Mr. Hill, who took them down to Arkansas City. That evening Mr. Asp went down and consulted with them. They came to Winfield Saturday, but after consulting with but a very few of our citizens, they returned to Arkansas City that evening, saying that they would be back Monday and then be ready to announce their decision. On Monday they returned and stated their decision that they could not use the old M. W. & S. W. charter because it did not cover the ground from Coffey County to Kansas City direct and was insufficient for their purposes in other respects, beside, if they built the road, they must have the full control.
They therefore decided to make a new organization and file a charter to suit themselves at once and proceed to build the road immediately if they can get such aid from the counties and townships along the line as will warrant them in proceeding. They locate by their charter the general office of the company at Winfield and Kansas City, Kansas. They will first try for aid between Winfield and Eureka over the route surveyed by the M. W. & S. W., if permitted by that company, and will pay for any part of the work done that they can make available. If they fail of getting sufficient aid by that line, they will next submit propositions up the Little Walnut to Rosalia. As soon as they are assured of the aid, they will put that portion of the road from their connection with the Ft. Scott & Wichita road to Winfield under contract and will complete it this season. They expect to bring their iron and ties on the Frisco road, which is now under the control of the Gould interest. They will build from that road to Winfield first. If they fail on both of these routes to get the aid, they will try another.
Messrs. Towle are the men who originated the scheme of carrying dressed beef in refrigerator cars, have overcome all obstacles, have their slaughter houses at Hammond, Indiana, twenty miles out of Chicago, where they have built quite a city and are slaughtering about a thousand beeves a day and shipping the dressed beef to New York. They have the idea that a slaughter house on the south line of Sumner County, with direct and cheap rates to Kansas City and New York, would have greater advantages over Chicago as a packing point than Chicago has over New York. They are worth half a million. Mr. Hoffman is the heavy capitalist of the concern and is worth several million. Mr. Latham is a railroad builder in which he has had much experience and success. He can command plenty of money. The same may be said of Mr. Young, who is an experienced broker and dealer in railroad stocks and bonds. There is no doubt of their ability to build the road. They expect to offer propositions for voting aid by our people in a very few days and to push the matter as rapidly as possible.
The meeting passed a resolution to the effect that we want them to build the road and will do anything reasonable in aid thereof.
A committee consisting of D. L. Kretsinger, J. C. Fuller, M. L. Robinson, H. E. Asp, and C. A. Bliss was appointed to confer with them, get their terms, and report at a meeting to be called by themselves, and directed the secretary of the meeting to inform the company of these proceedings. Adjourned.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
Smith & Zook have a large stock of kid, goat, and grain Newports and walking shoes for women and children, cheap.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
CITY ELECTION. The election for city officers Tuesday passed off quietly, only about 550 votes being polled. The following is the result.
MEMBERS SCHOOL BOARD: W. C. Robinson, long term, 118; B. F. Wood, long term, 105; Jas. H. Bullene, short term, 122; W. H. Smith, short term, 103.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.

Men’s embroidered toilet slippers, Smith & Zook.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Children’s spring heel shoes for sale by Smith & Zook.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Smith & Zook’s goat button shoe at $2.50 is unequaled by any other.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
Calf boots for Men and Boys at lower prices than any store in Winfield. Smith & Zook.
A large stock of school shoes for sale by Smith & Zook.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
SMITH & ZOOK have added a large stock of NEW BOOTS AND SHOES to the small old stock, making a good stock of almost ENTIRELY NEW GOODS, of late styles and designs. All the Popular Makes of Boots and Shoes can be found in our stock, and the PRICES ARE LOWER than you will find in other stores. The BEST $3.00 CALF BOOT IN KANSAS IS FOR SALE BY US.
Men’s Working Shoes, Men’s Fine Shoes, Boys’ Kip Boots, Boys’ Fine Boots, Boys’ Fine Shoes, Women’s Common Shoes, Girl’s Common Shoes, Child’s Common Shoes, Women’s Fine Shoes, Girl’s Fine Shoes, Child’s Fine Shoes, Women’s Newports, Girl’s Newport Shoes, Child’s Newport Shoes, Women’s Fine Slippers, Girl’s Fine Slippers.
Come to see us when you want Boots or Shoes, for OUR STOCK & PRICES WILL SATISFY YOU.
The old friends and patrons of Smith Bros. are especially requested to call and see us.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
Petition of Mrs. Shields and Messrs. Crippen, Smith, Wells, Zook, and Fahnestock for waterworks extension was granted, it appearing that owing to underlying rock, there was a scarcity of wells in that neighborhood and that one well was supplying six or eight families, making the extension a necessity.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
A Bargain. A lot of No. 2½ and 3 Kid and Goat front and side lace Shoes for sale at $1.50. These goods are marked to sell at $2.00 to $3.00 per pair. Anyone that can use them will do well to call and examine as they are a bargain. Smith & Zook.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.
[Repeated Smith & Zook after items....Shoes and Slippers for men, women, boys, children.]
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
Women’s opera slippers, 75 cents. Smith & Zook’s.
William H. Smith, deceased??? Believe this must refer to another Smith...
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
RECAP. Final settlement Estate of William H. Smith, deceased, Administratrix, Edna I. Smyth, October 6, 1884.

Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
The city fathers met in regular session Monday evening. The sidewalk petition of W. H. Smith and 9 others for sidewalk along 10th Avenue and on Lowry Street was presented, and city attorney ordered to draw an ordinance covering the same.
Mr. W. H. Smith...
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
Society. A very pleasant entertainment was given by Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, at their splendid residence in this city, on Thursday evening, December 10th. About sixty to seventy guests were present, among whom we remember by name the following.
Rev. and Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Prof. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. Frank Williams of Wichita, Mrs. J. H. Bullen, Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Arthur Bangs, Miss Nettie McCoy, Miss Anna McCoy, Mr. W. H. Smith, Mr. Lew Brown, and Mr. W. C. Robinson.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, made up of rain, mud, snow, and cold, the guests enjoyed themselves to the utmost, and after partaking of a magnificent supper, music, and mirth, the guests separated with warm thanks to their host and hostess, who had afforded them so much pleasure, and with the aid of Arthur Bangs, most of them, we presume, found their own domiciles in due time.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Smith & Zook. Boots and Shoes. Though but of a year’s standing as a firm, Messrs. Smith & Zook have won the confidence and patronage of the public and are enjoying a very enviable trade. Mr. W. H. Smith had long been familiar to the people of Cowley as the head of Smith Bros., for years one of our most prominent boot and shoe firms, and by his pleasant manner and strict integrity had won a warm place in the opinion of our people, while Mr. Zook, as a member of the firm of Pugsley & Zook, had well established himself. So the firm of Smith & Zook took prominence from the first, and their splendid stock, low prices, and square dealing will continue them a trade not excelled by any similar establishment. The matter of boots and shoes is an important one and but few people can tell a good article when they see it. The firm that practices no deception, sells a customer an honest quality at an honest price, will always prosper. Such a firm is that of Smith & Zook.
W. H. Smith attended...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.

The beautiful, commodious home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of a most pleasant gathering of our young society people on last Thursday evening, the occasion being in honor of Miss Mattie Harrison, a highly accomplished young lady of Hannibal, Mo., who is visiting here. The pleasing entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, gracefully assisted by Miss Harrison and other members of the family, banished all restraint and made genuine enjoyment reign supreme. Miss Harrison made a beautiful appearance in a lovely evening costume of white Nuns-veiling, entrain, and a number of elegant toilets were worn by the ladies. Those present were Mayor and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Fuller; Mrs. W. J. Wilson and Mrs. J. Ex. Saint; Misses Jessie Millington, Anna Hunt, Nellie Cole, Emma Strong, Jennie Lowry, Hattie Stolp, Mamie Baird, Lena Walrath, Mattie Kinne, Alice Dickie, Maggie Taylor, Sarah Kelly, and Alice Aldrich; Messrs. Ezra Nixon, T. J. Eaton, M. J. O’Meara, M. H. Ewart, Ed. J. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, F. F. Leland, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, James Lorton, Lewis Brown, W. H. Smith, D. E. Kibby, and Frank H. Greer. At the proper hour a splendid repast was spread and received due attention from the joyous crowd. The “light fantastic” keep time to excellent music and the hours flew swiftly by until the happy guests bid adieu to their royal entertainers, feeling delighted with the few hours spent in their pleasant home.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
The Supposed Burglars Bound over. C. Lewis and Alice Jeffries, in the toils for the burglary of Smith & Zook’s safe, had a preliminary hearing before Justice Buckman last Thursday, and Alice was bound over to the District Court in the sum of $700, and Lewis discharged. Lewis was rearrested and brought before Justice Snow, where he waived examination and was also bound over with bond at $700. Both failed to give bond, and languish in the “jug.” The evidence was purely circumstantial, and substantially as given before in these columns—the detective story told by the woman to the Cherryvale landlord, who was one of the witnesses at the trial; her hasty exit from Winfield; her suspicious, though mum, actions before leaving on the early train; her previous “crooked” character, etc. The evidence against Lewis is principally the fact that he visited this woman’s room at the Brettun, in a very sly way, on the Saturday before the robbery. Other developments will likely be made before their trial. Mr. E. I. Cook, who came here some time ago from Parsons, knows Mrs. Jeffries well, having lived next door to her in Parsons. He says Jeffries is a man of over sixty, and runs a billiard and gambling hall in that place. Mr. Cook and this woman had a battle in their home with plates and beer bottles. A little girl of Mr. Cook recognized Mrs. Jeffries in a store in this city, on the Saturday in question.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
C. Lewis in the Toils for Cracking Smith & Zook’s Safe,
Cracks a Hole in the County Bastille and Misses Escape Only by a Hair-Breadth.

Cowley’s bastille came very near a complete delivery Tuesday night. Charley Lewis, who is in durance vile for cracking in Smith & Zook’s safe, had consummated plans that were only discovered at a moment of seeming triumph. The State “pen” and the County Commissioners relieved the jail recently of its jam, leaving only four prisoners: Tom Hawkins, serving out a fine for selling liquor; Earnest Kimmel, for highway robbery; Jim McHaney, for counterfeiting; and C. Lewis. Jailer Finch usually locks the prisoners in their cells at fifteen minutes past nine, but on this evening he luckily went in to do so at nine. He missed Lewis, and on nearing a window heard a noise on the outside as of a man endeavoring to extricate himself from something. He rushed out and arrived on the scene just in time to see Lewis making across the Court House yard for 10th Avenue. Finch gave him a lively chase, interspersed with shots from a revolver, and soon brought Lewis to a halt. Investigation showed as neat a job as any “crook” ever performed for liberty. In the corner of a cell where constantly stood a tub of waste water, thus making the floor soggy and easily cut, a hole had been made through the four inch floor and four feet into the ground, below the foundation, then four feet under the foundation, and then over three feet straight up on the outside. A three-quarter inch augur, minus a handle, was the instrument with which he did the work. He says he found the augur after getting through the floor—between the floor and the grounds—but it has no appearance of having taken a Rip Van Winkle sleep, and the only supposition is that some pal worked it into Lewis’ hands. The tunnel through which Lewis crawled out is about twelve feet long and at the floor and exit is only 10 x 13 inches in size. He is a well built man and the wonder is how he wiggled himself through; but a man can do wonders for liberty. The work occupied appropriate times for three days and was kept from the officers by the cute covering of the tub before mentioned. The tub would be removed when operations were going on and when the officials entered the operator would bob up and the tub be again put on duty. It was a clear case of coalition, though why Hawkins, whose time is nearly out, should league for such a job is inexplicable. There is no doubt that all were into the game; but Lewis did the work. Lewis says the intentions were not to escape Tuesday night, but in his eagerness to get that hole finished, so much dirt filled in behind him that it would have been impossible to get back into the jail by the time the cells were finally locked. His only alternative was to dig out, and he worked on the hard, frozen ground near the surface with a vengeance, and would have been successful had Jailor Finch entered to lock the cells at the usual hour. Lewis’ every movement has shown him to be a crook of experience. This little disappointment weighs heavily upon him. All the prisoners now revel in balls and chain and are liable to enjoy such luxury until deprived of them by law.
This episode brings up again the insecurity of Cowley’s bastille. Nothing but the constant watchfulness of Sheriff McIntire and his alert assistants has prevented numerous “deliveries.” The expert who would stay behind its grates in the absence of official vigilance ought to be awarded a chromo of beautiful and artistic design. Then it hasn’t half enough room. It has periodically occurred that prisoners had to be huddled together and herded like so many sheep. The County Commissioners, at the request of Jailor Finch, examined and condemned it last fall, but nothing further has been done. We think no sensible and observant taxpayer would “kick” should the Commissioners construct a ten thousand dollar jail immediately—one absolutely safe and fireproof. Let us have it, by all means.
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 convention. Following is the vote of the several wards.
FOURTH WARD. W. G. Graham, 93; W. H. Turner, 91; John D. Pryor, 93; Geo. W. Robinson, 94; H. H. Siverd, 74; T. H. Herrod, 84; Archie Brown, 23; J. P. Baden, 91; J. N. Harter, 92; B. F. Wood, 91; W. H. Smith, 90. TOTAL: 92.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
The bond of Alice Jeffries, charged with being an accomplice in the Smith & Zook safe burglary last January, was forfeited and her case continued to the next term. New bonds fixed at $9,000. The case against Lewis for burglarizing this safe will be dismissed, and he will plead guilty to jail-breaking. Having been caught emerging from the three foot tunnel made under the wall of the jail, he couldn’t get out of that charge. The penalty is imprisonment in the “pen” not exceeding two years or more than six months in the County Bastille.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
In the case of the State vs. Alice Jeffries, charged with being an accomplice in the Smith & Zook safe robbery last January, she appeared through her attorneys, McDonald & Webb, and the former forfeiture of recognizance was set aside and the case continued to next term, with bond of $700.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
Mrs. Alice Jeffries, in the tolls as an accomplice in the robbery of Smith & Zook’s safe last winter, is here. Her case has been continued to the next term of our court. She is under bail of $1,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.

Four victims who had run against the cold arms of the law, and been languishing in durance vile in our bastille, were arraigned before Judge Torrance yesterday afternoon and sentenced to the “pen.” All plead guilty. Charley Lewis, who was in the tolls, charged with burglarizing Smith & Zook’s safe last winter, was given two years for jail breaking. The burglary case against him was dismissed for want of evidence. Had Lewis quietly reveled in the luxuries of the bastille without so cruelly tearing up the floor and ground in trying to tunnel out, he would now be enjoying sweet liberty. His love of freedom put on the iron bands. He is a gentlemanly looking fellow of about thirty—but undoubtedly too familiar with the modes of jail breaking. F. M. Moreland and G. W. Estus, who, with an audacity and cruelty horrible to behold, stole two horses from the poor, forlorn boomers, at Arkansas City a month ago, were given three years each. They were captured near Medicine Lodge. Both of them were at one time in the employ of Cal Ferguson, one at the stable here and the other on the Territory stage line. This was their first trial at horse stealing. They are 24 and 28 years old. Thos. Corbin was sent up for one year for appropriating the proceeds from two loads of wheat, $46. He took the wheat to Arkansas City for another man, sold it, shoved the money into his own trousers, and decamped. But he only got to Grouse creek. One year for silent, awful remorse. He is a good-looking, genteel appearing young man of twenty-two. All took their sentence more like a huge joke than the stern, terrible reality it will prove to be. Sheriff McIntire left this afternoon for the “pen” with the victims.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
New stock slippers at Smith & Zook’s.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Ladies: Smith & Zook have novelties in slippers and fine walking shoes.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Smith & Zook have Scotch button shoes and boots cheap.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
The interest of P. W. Zook, deceased, in the business of Smith & Zook has been settled and the business will be continued under the same firm name and style. Smith & Zook.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Have You Bought Any SHOES OR BOOTS -OF- SMITH & ZOOK this spring or summer? If not, why not? The stock is large and fresh, and prices were never so low. Our Women’s Fine Dress Kid shoes at $2.00 per pair are the very best in the market. Men’s Fine Shoes at $2.00 and $2.50 per pair that beat all of them, and our Seamless, Nobby Dress shoes at $3.00 can’t be equaled by any one, and are simply dirt cheap.
Men’s Calf Boots at Great Bargains, as we are overstocked and will sell them much below value. Come and get a bargain of me before the 4th of July.
SMITH & ZOOK, Winfield, Kansas.
Julia Smith, W. H. Smith...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood was, last night, the scene of a most enviable gathering of our young society people. The occasion was in honor of the Misses Sarah Bass, of Kansas City, and Sarah Gay, of St. Louis, accomplished and attractive young ladies who are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Spotswood. It was one of the jolliest companies; all restraint was banished under the royal hospitality of the entertainers. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson and Misses Nettie McCoy, Julia Smith, Libbie Whitney, Jessie Millington, Bert Morford, Hattie Stolp, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Gertrude McMullen, Ida Johnston, Sadie French, Minnie Taylor, Leota Gary, Maggie Harper, Anna Hunt, Mary Hamill and Lizzie McDonald; Messrs. J. J. O’Meara, W. H. Smith, F. F. Leland, B. W. Matlack, T. J. Eaton, Eugene Wallis, Lacey Tomlin, D. H. Sickafoose, W. H. Whitney, M. H. Ewart, Byron Rudolf, Harry Bahntge, E. J. McMullen, Everett and George Schuler, James Lorton, Charles Dever, Frank Robinson, Addison Brown, Fred Ballein, S. D. Harper, and F. H. Greer. Music, cards, the “light fantastic,” and a collation of choice delicacies made the time pass most pleasantly. Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood and daughter, Miss Margie, and the Misses Bass and Gay did the honors of the evening very delightfully, and reluctantly did the guests depart, with appreciative adieu, wishing many more such happy occasions.
Julia Smith...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.

Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. Anna Harter, Master Robert, and “the old man” of the Brettun left Monday for the west. Miss Julia goes to Salt Lake City to visit a brother, Mrs. Harter and son for two months in Manitou, Colorado, and Charley for a week at Dodge City.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Joe Schaffer, a colored lad of eighteen, and second cook at the Central, has got himself in a box. He passed an order on Johnnie Willis at Smith & Zook’s, for a pair of six dollar shoes. Johnnie had taken orders from Mr. Crampton several times and this was on a Central Hotel note head, and looked all right. He called Frank’s attention to it when he went to supper and learned the forgery. The boy got the shoes just before the S. K, train time, and left. Constable T. H. Herrod found that he would likely go to Cherryvale, telegraphed, and had him taken in. Tom went over after the youthful forger Friday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
George McIntire returned from Elk Falls Saturday with the colored boy who forged an order on Smith & Zook, some time ago. The boy presented an order to Mr. Smith, apparently signed by Frank Crampton, for a pair of shoes. The boy will plead guilty.
W. H. Smith...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver’s compliments for a Progressive Euchre party in honor of their guests, Miss Lynch and Miss Criley, were accepted by a very pleasant and well selected party of young folks, Saturday, and a very interesting game was played, after which nice dishes of ice cream and delicate cakes were eaten. Mrs. Fred Hunt received a beautiful Alligator-bound book, a head prize, and Mr. Rudolf a pack of fine playing cards as the most successful gentleman, while Miss Margie and Mr. Eugene Wallis were the unfortunate ones, receiving respectively, a baby rattle and a large tin horn. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Misses Sadie French, Sallie Gay, Sallie Bass, Jessie Millington, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Clara Lynch, Corinne Criley, and Messrs. Ewart, Eaton, Wallis, Tomlin, McMullen, M. J. and Will O’Meara, Rudolf and W. H. Smith.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Joe Shaffer, who forged an order on Smith & Zook for a $6 pair of boots, some weeks ago, plead guilty before Judge Buckman Monday and was given thirty days in the bastille.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
W. H. Smith is in the east purchasing a big stock of boots and shoes.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
Yesterday Joe Shaffer, the colored boy who was given three months in the bastille for forging a six dollar order on Smith & Zook last spring, was given sweet freedom by the County Fathers. Before he came out, he appeared to be much interested in getting something out of his old belt. Jailor Finch told him to come out, and finish his job outside. Frank helped him out and found a five dollar bill wrapped around a silver dollar. Investigation showed that Shaffer had stolen this lucre from one Murphy, an Irishman serving out a “plain drunk.” Murphy had smuggled the money in his fob pocket, the entrance search failing to be as rigid as the darkey. Murphy claimed the “pile,” and Shaffer was chucked back in jail to answer to a pilfering charge. He is a saucy obstreperous youth of nineteen, and gave the officers lots of “lip” over the charge.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.

John W. Willis, the handsome and smiling salesman of Smith & Zook, left on Tuesday for a six weeks visit with his parents at Mattoon, Illinois, and with relatives at Indianapolis and other places. Of course, such a trip couldn’t fail to afford Johnnie a splendid vacation.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
J. M. Cooter is now with Smith & Zook.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
Our $2.50 Bonanza Shoe for men is not equaled, and is worth more than we ask for it.
KIP & CALF WINTER BOOTS, -AND- FINE BOOTS FOR MEN AND BOYS, are our pride, and we can’t be outdone in STOCK OR QUALITY, and our prices are the LOWEST TO BE FOUND. Give us a call and get posted.
SMITH & ZOOK, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
W. H. Smith and sister, Miss Julia, and the Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, spent Sunday in Wellington, just to view the town and get a tinge of village atmosphere to break the monotony of Winfield’s lively metropolitan life.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
JANUARY 1ST, 1886, the firm of Smith & Zook will change, and in order to effect it all winter goods must be hurried off and in order to do this prices have been Cut One Dollar Per Pair! On men’s Walker boots and 50 cents to $1.00 on all other boots. All shoes and HEAVY GOODS MUST GO! They have been changed to correspond. Those in need of boots LOOK AT PRICES.
Men’s Walker Boots $6.00, now $5.00.
Men’s Walker Boots, $5.00, now $4.00.
Men’s Walker Boots, $4.50, now $3.50.
Men’s Giesecke Boots, $5.00, now $4.00.
Men’s Boston & St. Louis boots $4.00, now $3.00.
Men’s Boston & St. Louis boots $3.00, now $2.25.
We will not make many words about this, but those who come will get our best boots and heavy goods at the price of common goods. SMITH & ZOOK.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
For years past there has been a considerable frigidity between Winfield and Arkansas City society. Why this was, couldn’t be explained. Invitations to social events of note passed back and forth, but fell on the desert air. The ice had got to be a foot thick. It is now broken: completely melted, on the part of Winfield. Friday night did it. It was the occasion of a ball and banquet by the Knights of Pythias, of Arkansas City. This Lodge is composed of many of the Terminus’ most prominent men. A grand affair was assured. A number of Winfield’s young folks determined to participate, in answer to hearty invitations. A very happy and mutually agreeable party was made up, as follows.

Mrs. Riddell and Misses Julia Smith, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Sadie French, Jennie Lowry, Emma Strong, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, E. B. Wingate, Willis A. Ritchie, Wm. D. Carey, Tom J. Eaton, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Byron Rudolph, P. H. Albright, George Jennings, Eli Youngheim, and THE COURIER scribe. They went down on the K. C. & S. W., arriving at 7 o’clock, and were handsomely received. This ball and banquet was the biggest social event in Arkansas City’s history. The entire management was perfect under the careful attention of—
Executive committee: A. Mowry, G. W. Miller, and Geo. S. Howard.
Reception committee: John Landes, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, A. J. Pyburn, S. F. George, and F. E. Balyeat.
Floor managers: C. C. Sollitt, F. W. Farrar, T. B. Hutchison, Thos. Vanfleet, and W. E. Moore.
Over a hundred couples of the best people of Arkansas City participated—its youth, beauty, and vivacity. Many of the ladies appeared in elegant costume. The music was furnished by the Wichita Orchestra. The Winfield folks were made perfectly at home and given every attention. Our girls “shook” the Queen City fellows for the handsome ones of the Terminus, and our boys put in the time admirably under the charming presence of the A. C. girls. It was a hearty mingling that made many agreeable acquaintances and completely broke the distant feeling heretofore existing socially between the two cities. The Terminus certainly shows enticing sociability—a circle of handsome, stylish, and genial people, whom the Winfield folks are most happy to have met on this occasion. The banquet, set by H. H. Perry, mine host of the Leland, was fit to tickle the palate of kings—everything that modern culinary art could devise. At 3 o’clock the “hub” folks boarded a special train on the K. C. & S. W., which the managers of that road had kindly furnished for the convenience of the visitors, and were soon landed at home, in the sweet realization of having spent one of the most enjoyable nights of their lives. A jollier crowd of young folks than went down from here would be exceedingly hard to find. The got all the enjoyment there was in it. The A. C. people were delighted with the visit and expressed a warm desire and determination to return the compliment at the first opportunity. This is the inauguration of a new social feeling between the two towns.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The case of the State vs. Alice Jeffries was called yesterday afternoon, the plaintiff appearing by Hackney & Asp, County Attorneys, and the defendant in person and by her attorneys, Judge Snow and H. T. Sumner. She is charged with complicity in robbing Smith & Zook’s safe, January, 1885. The trial is now progressing before the regular jury.
The jury in the Alice Jeffries case, after wrestling two days and a night, were called in Saturday evening, without a verdict. It stood ten for acquittal and two for conviction. The two hung like death to a deceased coon—their determination would be impossible to empanel a jury to try it again this term, everybody knowing something of the case. The evidence was all circumstantial, with no certainty of a conviction and the expenses being heavy, he deemed it best for all that the proceedings be dismissed. The case was ably conducted on both sides. Messrs. Hackney & Asp extracted all the evidence that could be squeezed out, and the defending attorneys, Judge Snow, seconded by Judge Campbell and Judge Sumner, brought out every point possible in her favor, and are greatly pleased over the result.

The Jeffries case is one in which there is little doubt of guilt, but which is mighty hard to prove. She is a reckless woman of wide experience and wily manner, and was no doubt a regular accomplice of the gang she was accused of assisting. Her detective story was too thin. She worked her cards well—such women always do. The evidence, coupled with her past character, was such as convinced all of her guilt, but was too vague in the law: evidence entirely circumstantial. The prosecution ferreted out all they could, but there were links that couldn’t be found. She was badly scared, however, when the jury continued to hang Saturday, when she showed her first signs of weakening. She had seven hundred dollars in cash on deposit here for her appearance, during the year the case was pending, since last January. This case worried her considerably and cost her considerable cash. She is a large woman, of smooth form and rather even features, and dresses stylishly. She will never need anybody to take care of her—is able to cope with anything that comes in her way. She was mighty happy over her discharge—see “A Pathetic Scene.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
W. H. Smith, for years one of Winfield’s leading boot and shoe men, has decided to go into the same business at Leavenworth, and is now looking to a sale of his stock here, having several offers. This news will be received with great regret. Mr. Smith and sister, Julia, have a host of warm friends here. Mr. Smith sees a good opening at Leavenworth.
Julia Smith...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Never did Winfield have as lively New Year’s festivities as those just spent. In fact, it has come to be conceded generally that, though the Queen City has always had much social life, the sociability of this winter exceeds by far. Entertainments, private and public, come thick and fast. And they are all largely attended and thoroughly enjoyable. The wonderful life on the beginning of this New Year is what we will deal with now.
THE G. O. CLUB started the ball on a highly spirited roll New Year’s eve, in its party in the very pleasant home of the Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, whose admirable entertaining qualities are highly appreciated by all who have ever spent an evening in their home. Those present Thursday eve were: Misses Ora Worden, of Garnett, Mary Randall, Anna Hunt, Leota Gary, Anna McCoy, Minnie Taylor, Hattie Stolp, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Ida Johnston, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Maggie Harper, Mary Berkey, Julia Smith, and Eva Dodds; Messrs. Eugene Wallis, Frank N. Strong, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Ed J. McMullen, L. J. Buck, Frank Robinson, F. F. Leland, G. E. Lindsley, L. B. Davis of Chicago, Addison Brown, Will E. Hodges, Harry Sickafoose, Tom J. Eaton, A. F. Hopkins, and Frank H. Greer. Restraint, under the pleasant entertainment of the Misses Wallis, is always unknown. So it was on this occasion. Everybody “turned themselves loose” and ended the old year in supreme jollity. Dancing, cards, a choice repast, with unadulterated “Gab Only,” made the evening fly on rapid wings, with the wish for many more just like it.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained a very pleasant little party of friends Wednesday eve. An evening in their spacious home is always most delightful. Those participating last night were: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt; Mrs. Mary Whitney; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Julia Smith, Libbie Whitney, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, W. H. Smith, Will and Frank Robinson, Will Whitney, Lacey Tomlin, A. F. Hopkins, and Will Hodges. Various amusements, supplemented by a choice collation, followed by dancing, in which the “old folks” took a lively part, passed the evening very agreeably. The graceful entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson always makes perfect freedom and genuine enjoyment.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
W. H. Smith has his boot and shoe stock loaded on the rail, to go to Leavenworth Monday, where he will open a large store. Mr. Smith and sister, Miss Julia, leave Tuesday. Johnnie Willis goes along, starting tomorrow. The departure of Mr. Smith and sister, after six years or more residence here, is greatly regretted by their many warm friends. Mr. Smith thinks he has an opening at Leavenworth unexcelled.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
W. H. Smith left on the S. K. Friday for 11worth [Leavenworth]. Miss Julia visits two months in the east before joining Mr. Smith at their new home.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
Miss Julia Smith is off for Leavenworth, where she and her brother will make their home. W. H. will go in a few days. Johnnie Willis is now there getting the big stock of boots and shoes shelved for the opening.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
C. A. Bowen, of Cherryvale, and J. T. Ray, of Newton, have started a boot and shoe store in the room formerly occupied by Smith & Zook, and are putting in a good stock. Mr. Bowen is here, his partner not having yet arrived.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
The city election occurs Tuesday, April 6th. The officers to be elected are: One councilman from each ward, two justices of the peace, and four members of the school board. The out-going councilmen are: W. R. McDonald, 1st ward; T. B. Myers, 2nd ward; W. J. Hodges, 3rd ward; J. N. Harter, 4th ward. The retiring members of the school board are W. D. Johnson, 1st ward; George Ordway, 2nd; W. C. Robinson, 3rd; and W. H. Smith, 4th. The principal skirmish will be over the justices and the 1st and 2nd ward councilmen. But every place to be filled is important to the welfare of a progressive and prosperous city like Winfield, and much care must be exercised in getting men who will fill them acceptably and creditably to themselves and the city.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
W. H. Smith, formerly our boot and shoe man here, is here for a few days from Leavenworth.


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