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Hiram Brotherton, 34; spouse, Ida, 26.
Hiram Brotherton, 34; spouse, Ida E., 26.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color          Place/birth        Where from
Hiram Brotherton    36  m     w               Indiana                    Indiana
Ida Brotherton  28    f      w               Illinois                      Illinois
Hiram Brotherton, 44. No spouse listed.
BROTHERTON & SILVER, (H. Brotherton and H. S. Silver), agricultural implements
and seeds, Main w. s. bet 7th and 8th avenues.
Brotherton, H., (Brotherton & Silver), r. Manning n. w. corner 7th avenue.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
                                                      Myton & Brotherton.
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
Ladies, if you wish to get a fine Spring Dress, go to Myton & Brotherton’s. None others will sell as cheap.
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
THE NEW CHEAP STORE OF MYTON & BROTHERTON. We have just opened in the Log Store, corner Main and Ninth Avenue.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
If you want to keep cool, go to Myton & Brotherton’s and get a suit of those Dutch Linen clothes; they don’t cost much.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
Myton & Brotherton have just received the last lot of boots and shoes, ordered and shipped from the well known house of C. M. Henderson & Co., the day before the great fire broke out in Chicago. They are for sale at old prices.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
                                 J. A. Myton vs. H. Brotherton, judgment for plaintiff.
                                                   KNIGHTS OF HONOR.
                                               WINFIELD LODGE NO. 479.
Meets Masonic Hall first and third Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
OFFICERS: D., Wm. M. Allison; V. D., J. W. Curns; A. D., C. D. Austin; R., W. C. Root; T., E. P. Kinne; F. R., A. Howland; P. D., W. O. Johnson; G., G. S. Manser; S., Hiram Brotherton; G., W. G. Graham.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
                                           Hiram Brotherton. Sole Proprietor.

Winfield Messenger, August 16, 1872.
                                              GRANT AND WILSON CLUB.
The Republicans of Winfield and vicinity met at the court­house in this place on last Saturday evening for the purpose of organizing a Grant and Wilson Club. The organization of the club was perfected by the adoption of a constitution and by-laws, and the election of the following named persons as  permanent officers: L. J. Webb, president; E. B. Kager, Vice President; E. S. Torrance, secretary; H. Brotherton, Treasurer.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.
          H. BROTHERTON, Dealer in Hardware Cutlery, Nails, and Farming Implements.
                                        Store on Main Street South of Post-office.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1873.
Hardware. Brotherton has been sending out teams this week for the large stock of goods purchased while absent. He has now at Independence about 10,000 pounds of freight.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1873.
MARRIED. BROTHERTON - HANE. On the evening of the 12th ult., at the M. E. Church, by Rev. C. F. Williams, Hiram Brotherton and Ida Hane, both of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, November 27, 1873.
The sociable of the M. E. Church will meet next Wednesday evening, Dec. 3rd, at H. Brotherton’s, with refreshments.
Winfield Courier, November 27, 1873.
Notice is hereby given to all persons not to purchase a certain promissory note executed by Michael Miller to Hiram Brotherton for $500, on the 1st day of November, 1873, due sixty days after date with interest at the rate of ten percent per annum after maturity, as payment thereof has been stopped by the creditors of said Brotherton.
                                         WEBB & BIGGER, Att’ys for creditors.
Winfield, Nov. 25th, 1873.
Mrs. Brotherton, Mr. H. Brotherton...
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
                                            GRAND MASONIC FESTIVAL!
To be given for the benefit of Adelphi Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at the Courtroom, Winfield, Kansas, Dec. 25th, 1873.
There will be a public installation of officers of the Lodge at the Baptist church at one o’clock P.M. After the Installation there will be a few short addresses by members of the order.
Dinner will take place at the courtroom at five o’clock P.M.
A cordial invitation is extended to the public.
After dinner a grand ball will be given at the courtroom. Good music will be in attendance. A cordial invitation is extended to the fraternity to be present. Special invitations will be given by the Committee to those not members of the order.
The following is the list of the committees appointed for the occasion.

COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS. A. A. Jackson, T. A. Rice, J. E. Saint, W. M. Boyer, L. J. Webb, J. C. Fuller.
SOLICITING COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, S. H. Myton, I. Bing, A. T. Shenneman, J. A. Simpson, J. Swain, T. A. Blanchard, R. B. Saffold, John Rhodes; Mrs. Flint, Mrs. McMasters, Mrs. A. H. Green, Mrs. Brotherton, Mrs. Tousey, Mrs. Limbocker; Miss Jennie Stewart, Miss Lowry, W. W. Limbocker.
RECEPTION COMMITTEE. Dr. Graham, M. L. Read, A. Howland, P. Hill, J. P. Short, Mrs. A. A. Jackson, Mrs. P. Hill, Mrs. Robin­son, Miss Ella Quarles, J. L. M. Hill.
TABLE COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, J. F. Paul, T. A. Rice, W. M. Boyer, J. E. Saint, J. D. Cochran, J. C. Fuller, John Swain, J. A. Simpson, A. T. Shenneman, A. S. Williams, J. P. Short, Mrs. J. P. Short, Miss Read, Miss Mary Stewart, Mrs. Geo. Oakes, Mrs. J. F. Paul, Mrs. E. Maris, Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mrs. W. M. Boyer, Mrs. L. R. Paul, Mrs. L. J. Webb, Mrs. J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Howland, Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. W. G. Graham, Mrs. J. D. Cochran, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Miss Parmelee, Miss Lizzie Graham, Miss Yount.
VOCAL MUSIC COMMITTEE. Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. Brotherton, John Swain, H. Brotherton, Mrs. Green, Miss Newman, Miss Parmelee, Miss Bryant.
TICKET AGENTS. C. A. Bliss, J. Newman, J. C. Weathers.
COMMITTEE ON INVITATION. L. J. Webb, J. F. Paul, T. A. Rice, W. M. Boyer, J. C. Fuller.
FLOOR MANAGERS. A. A. Jackson, L. J. Webb.
Instrumental Music for the Day: J. W. Johnston, J. A. Simpson, J. E. Saint.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1874.
H. Brotherton has returned home and is now engaged in selling mowers and reapers.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1874.
BIRTH. And now comes H. Brotherton who rejoices in the fact that it is the sweetest and prettiest five pound girl that ever made its advent into Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
                                                            Bankrupt Sale.
                      In the District Court of the United States for the District of Kansas.
                                      In the matter of Hiram Brotherton, Bankrupt.
                                                        IN BANKRUPTCY.
By virtue of an order issued out of the aforesaid Court, I will on Monday, the 1st day of March A. D. 1875 at 1 o’clock p.m. of said day at the south front door of the courthouse in the City of Winfield, county of Cowley, State of Kansas, sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, all the open accounts, and promissory notes against divers persons, remaining unsettled and unpaid, now in my hands belonging to said bankrupt estate. R. B. SAFFOLD.
Assignee of the Estate of Hiram Brotherton, Bankrupt.
Winfield, Feb. 8, 1875.
                                                Brotherton & A. A. Jackson.
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
H. Brotherton and A. A. Jackson have opened a general feed store in one of Jackson’s buildings on Main street.

Winfield Courier, April 8, 1875.
OSAGE ORANGE seed at 30 cts. per pound or 10 pounds for $2.50, at Brotherton & Jackson’s.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
                                   TO THE VOTERS OF COWLEY COUNTY.
This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto sub­scribed, do most heartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who has for the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily performed the duties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we do hereby further certify that his character during that time has been such as to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said office kept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency. We consider him well qualified to fulfill the duties of said office, and therefore cheerfully recommend him to the voters of Cowley County as well worth of their cordial support, and who, if elected, will most faithfully and systematically perform the duties of said office.
                                    One of those who signed above: H. Brotherton.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1875.
                                                        Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the copartnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Jackson & Brotherton, has been dissolved by mutual consent. H. Brotherton will collect and pay all the debts of the late firm. A. A. JACKSON, H. BROTHERTON.
                                                       Brotherton & Silver.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
John Smith, Esq., of Silver Creek, has the exclusive right to manufacture and sell the celebrated rotating harrow in Cowley County. One may be seen at the store of Brotherton & Silver. They are likely to take the place of all other harrows.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
                                                     Our “Courier” Patrons.
In beginning the “Centennial year,” with an enterprise like the one we have engaged in this week, it is but right and proper that we make honorable mention of the men who, by giving us their patronage, have greatly helped us in the “financial” part there­of.
Alphabetically arranged, they appear as follows.
BROTHERTON & SILVER represent the only exclusive grain and feed store in the Valley. Mr. Brotherton has been a merchant in Winfield since it was a city and long before. Mr. Silver, ex-Township Trustee, is a live go-ahead man. The pair go well together. Give them your patronage.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1876.
BIRTHS. The spring immigration has set in. John Swain had a boy born to him last Monday. T. B. Myers, Hiram Brotherton, Charley McClung, G. S. Manser, and T. E. Gilleland each became the proud fathers of little daughters within a week. Six births in town in one week is well enough.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.

                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                               R. C. Seehorn vs. H. Brotherton.
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
                                                         SEEDS!  SEEDS!!
                              OUR STOCK FOR SPRING IS NOW COMPLETE.
Farmers will find Clover, Timothy, Blue Grass, Hungarian, and Millet Seed, Also a New Variety, AND ALFALFA, THE CLOVER OF CALIFORNIA.
                                                             Garden Seed,
Fresh and New, For Sale by the Paper, Ounce, Pound, Quart, or Bushel, Onion Sets, Sweet Potatoes, Early Rose and White Mechanic Potatoes.
We also Keep on Hand Farming Implements. The Ottawa Clipper Plows, Riding and Walking Cultivators, Gang and Sulky Plows and Monroe Harrows.
                                                       AGENTS FOR THE
                                       OSAGE ORANGE SEED A SPECIALTY
                                          CASH PAID FOR GOOD WHEAT,
                                          (One Door North of Curns & Manser’s)
                                                BROTHERTON & SILVER,
                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1876.
The following is the result of the vote cast at the city election held in Winfield last Monday.
                                                    REPUBLICAN TICKET.
For Mayor, D. A. Millington: 81 votes.
For Police Judge, Linus S. Webb: 75 votes.
For Councilman, A. B. Lemmon: 86 votes.
For Councilman, C. A. Bliss: 81 votes.
For Councilman, T. B. Myers: 84 votes.
For Councilman, H. Brotherton: 88 votes.
For Councilman, M. G. Troup: 91 votes.
                                                     DEMOCRAT TICKET.
For Mayor, H. S. Silver: 86 votes.
For Police Judge, J. W. Curns: 81 votes.
For Councilman, N. Roberson: 71 votes.
For Councilman, A. G. Wilson: 76 votes.
For Councilman, N. M. Powers: 70 votes.
For Councilman, W. L. Mullen: 57 votes.
For Councilman, Frank Williams: 76 votes.
SCATTERING: J. P. McMillen received 20 votes, C. C. Black 1; and J. P. Short 3, for Councilmen; and J. D. Pryor 5 votes for Police Judge.
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
Messrs. Hill & Christie have changed the location of their butcher shop once more, and are now in the old Miller and Hill stand, next door to Brotherton & Silver.

Winfield Courier, April 13, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                             WINFIELD, KAN., April 5, 1876.
City Council met in adjourned session, March 21st, A. D. 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; N. M. Powers, C. C. Black, and M. G. Troup, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
The City Council proceeded to canvass the vote of Winfield city election, held on April 3rd, A. D., 1876, which resulted as follows:
Whole number of votes cast: 182.
For Mayor: D. A. Millington, 81; H. S. Silver, 80, E. S. Bedilion, 1.
For Police Judge: Linus S. Webb, 75; J. W. Curns, 81; J. D. Pryor, 5.
For Councilmen: A. B. Lemmon, 86; M. G. Troup, 91; C. A. Bliss, 81; T. B. Myers, 84; H. Brotherton, 88; N. Roberson, 71; Frank Williams, 76; N. M. Powers, 70; A. G. Wilson, 76; W. L. Mullen, 57; J. P. McMillen, 20; C. C. Black, 3; J. P. Short, 1.
D. A. Millington, having received the highest number of votes for Mayor, was declared elected. J. W. Curns, receiving the highest number of votes for Police Judge, was declared elected. A. B. Lemmon, M. G. Troup, T. B. Myers, C. A. Bliss, and H. Brotherton, receiving the highest number of votes for Councilmen, were declared elected.
On motion the Clerk was ordered to furnish each of the above named as elected with certificates of election.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                        WINFIELD, KANSAS, April 17th, 1876.
City Council met at the City Clerk’s office April 17th, A. D. 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, and A. B. Lemmon, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
The Mayor read his annual inaugural address to the Council stating the financial condition of the city for the past year, its present condition, and making many suggestions as to its future.
On motion of A. B. Lemmon, M. G. Troup was elected President of the Council for the coming year.
On motion the Mayor appointed three standing committees of three members each, as follows:
Finance committee: M. G. Troup, H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers.
Committee on streets, alleys, and sidewalks: C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, and A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                            WINFIELD, KAN., May 1st, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, May 1st, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, A. B. Lemmon, and T. B. Myers, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk; J. E. Allen, City Attorney.

Finance Committee reported on bill of E. C. Manning, for city printing, and recommended it be allowed, for eleven dollars. On motion the bill was approved, for eleven dollars, as recommended, and ordered paid.
Ordinance No. 59 was read and passed by sections. Vote on final passage was as follows: Yes: A. B. Lemmon, H. Brotherton, M. G. Troup, T. B. Myers, and C. A. Bliss. Nays: None. Ordi­nance No. 59, as passed, was duly approved by the Mayor.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                            WINFIELD, KAN., June 5th, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, May 15th, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, H. Brotherton, and T. B. Myers, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk, J. E. Allen, City Attorney.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                           WINFIELD, KAN., June 19, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, June 19th, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, and C. A. Bliss, Councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney, B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Committee on streets and alleys reported the matter of  O. F. Boyle, referred to at last meeting, as settled without cost to the city.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, Aug. 7, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, Aug. 7th, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, and M. G. Troup, Councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Bill of E. S. Bedilion, Clerk of District Court, $3.00, fees in case of city of Winfield versus S. Tarrant, that was referred to finance committee at last meeting, was reported favorably, and on motion was ordered paid.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                             WINFIELD, KAN., Sept. 4, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, Sept. 4th, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; H. Brotherton, C. A. Bliss, and M. G. Troup, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
The following are the delegates to the Republican county convention for Winfield Township.
Delegates: J. D. Pryor, W. P. Hackney, J. S. Hunt, C. M. Wood, H. Brotherton, G. W. Robertson, Joel Mack, E. C. Seward, Geo. Youle, W. D. Roberts.
Alternates: W. C. Robinson, R. H. Tucker, J. H. Curfman, B. B. Vandeventer, John Park, C. A. Seward, Geo. Bull, Frank Hutton, J. L. M. Hill, A. B. Lemmon.

Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876. Editorial Page.
The committee on credentials being called submitted the following report: Your committee on credentials find that the following named gentlemen were duly elected as delegates to this convention, and all are entitled to seats therein.
Winfield: J. D. Pryor, W. P. Hackney, C. M. Wood, G. W. Robertson, Joel Mack, E. C. Seward, Geo. Youle, H. Brotherton, W. D. Roberts, J. S. Hunt.
On motion the report of the committee on credentials was adopted.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                          WINFIELD, KANSAS, Oct. 3, 1876.
City Council met in regular session at the Clerk’s office, Oct. 3rd, 1876.
Present: M. G. Troup, chairman of the council; A. B. Lemmon, H. Brotherton, C. A. Bliss, and T. B. Myers, councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
A motion was made by Councilman Bliss that $30 be paid out of the city treasury to the Chicago Journal of Commerce for one cut of courthouse and for the advertising of the city of Winfield in said paper; vote being taken, stood as follows: Ayes, C. A. Bliss, M. G. Troup, and H. Brotherton. Nays, A. B. Lemmon and T. B. Myers. The motion being carried, the city clerk was instructed to credit the treasury with the same.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                            WINFIELD, KAN., Nov. 7, 1876.
City Council met at Clerk’s office, Nov. 6, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; A. B. Lemmon, C. A. Bliss, M. G. Troup, H. Brotherton, and T. B. Myers, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1876.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, Dec. 4, 1876.
City Council met at Clerk’s office, Dec. 4, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; A. B. Lemmon, C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, Councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; and B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
City Council met in adjourned session Dec. 8th, 1876.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; Myers, Brotherton, Lemmon, Troup, and C. A. Bliss, Councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; and B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Ordinance No. 61 was read and passed by sections. Vote on final passage was, ayes: Lemmon, Troup, Bliss, Brotherton, and Myers. Nays: none.
Ordinance No. 61 was duly approved by the Mayor. In accor­dance with ordinance No. 61, the Mayor with the consent and recommendation of the Council, appointed R. L. Walker as Chief of the fire department of the city of Winfield, T. B. Myers, Engi­neer, and H. S. Silver as Captain, of said fire department.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
                                                     City Council Proceedings.
                                        WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 1, 1877.
City Council met at City Clerk’s office, Jan. 1st, 1877.

PRESENT: M. O. Troup, Chairman of the Council; H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1877.
                                                     City Council Proceedings.
                                         WINFIELD, KANSAS, March 5, 1877.
City Council met at City Clerk’s office, March 5th, 1877.
Present: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, and C. A. Bliss, councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Report of W. Denning, road overseer, was read and, on motion, referred to Council’s commit­tee on streets and alleys.
Bill of S. S. Major, $41.50, for care of Hudson, pauper, was reported on by finance committee, and, on motion, the bill was rejected.
Bill of H. Jochems, for hardware for city, was reported on by the finance committee and, on motion, the same was allowed and ordered paid. Amount of bill $2.42.
Ida E. Brotherton, 29 years of age, dies...
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1877.
In Winfield, on Sunday, March 11th, 1877, at 10 o’clock a.m., Mrs. Ida E. Brotherton, wife of Mr. Hiram Brotherton, Aged 29 years.
                                              FOLLOWED BY LONG POEM.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
                                                     City Council Proceedings.
                                           WINFIELD, KAN., March 19, 1877.
City Council met at City Clerk’s office, March 19th, 1877.
Present: M. G. Troup, President of the Council; H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, and C. A. Bliss, councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Bill of Frank Williams, $2.78, for posts and lumber fur­nished the city, was read and referred to the finance committee.
Bill of W. Denning, $25.00, for services as city marshal from Feb. 8th to March 8th, 1877, was read and on motion ordered paid.
Ordinance No. 62, in relation to the place of holding the annual city election to be holden on April 2nd, was read and passed by sections. Vote on final passage was ayes: Bliss, Brotherton, Myers, and Troup. Nays, none.
The chairman, with the consent and approval of the Council, appointed Councilmen C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, and T. B. Myers as judges of said election, and J. M. Reed and O. S. Record as clerks of said election.
The committee on streets and alleys asked for more time to report on the road overseers report, referred to them at the previous meeting of the Council, which was granted them.
Mr. R. B. Waite presented to the Council, by his attorney, S. D. Pryor, an ordinance authorizing the vacating of streets and alleys in the City of Winfield. Also an ordinance vacating certain streets and alleys in and adjunct to blocks numbered sixty-five (65) and eight-five (85) in the City of Winfield, and that the lands lying in said streets and alleys be granted to the owners of the lots on each side of said streets and alleys contiguous thereto.

On motion of Councilman Myers the matter was referred to the Council’s committee on streets and alleys.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
                                                WINFIELD CITY OFFICERS.
Mayor, D. A. Millington.
Police Judge, J. W. Curns.
Members of the Council: M. G. Troup, C. A. Bliss, H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers.
Clerk, B. F. Baldwin.
City Attorney, J. E. Allen.
Marshal, Walter Denning.
Examining Surgeon U. S. Pensioners: W. Q. Mansfield.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
                                             WINFIELD, KAN., April 4, 1877.
City council met at the city clerk’s office, April 4th, 1877.
PRESENT: D. A. Millington, Mayor; M. G. Troup, H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, and C. A. Bliss, councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney, B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Judges of City election—C. A. Bliss, $2.00; T. B. Myers, $2.00; H. Brotherton, $2.00.
Finance committee reported favorably on bill of Mr. Frank Williams, referred to them at last regular meeting of the coun­cil, and on motion the bill was allowed and ordered paid.
Committee on streets and alleys reported on the report of the road overseer and stated that so far as they could ascertain the report was correct, and that they had seen all the delinquents who promised to work or pay the money when called on.
On motion of councilman Troup, the report was received and the marshal instructed to notify all who were delinquent on road work, and that any who did not work, when notified, or pay the same to the marshal within twenty-four hours thereafter, that he make complaint before the police judge against such persons.
The committee reported unfavorably on the petitions of Mr. R. B. Waite, asking the vacating of certain streets and alleys in the city. Councilman Troup moved that the report of the commit­tee be received and that no action further be taken in the matter by the present acting council. After considerable discussion on both sides of the question, the motion was carried.
The council then proceeded to canvass the vote held on April 2, 1877, for the election of city officers, resulting as follows.
R. L. Walker, having received the highest number of votes for Mayor, was declared duly elected.
John W. Curns, having received the highest number of votes for Police Judge, was declared duly elected.
A. G. Wilson, A. E. Baird, H. Jochems, C. M. Wood, and S. C. Smith, having received the highest number of votes for councilmen, were declared duly elected, and the city clerk instructed to furnish each of the above named persons with a certificate of election.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
                                            County Commissioners’ Proceedings.
                                              OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,

                                               Winfield, Kansas, July 5th, 1877.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session. Present: R. F. Burden, Chairman, W. M. Sleeth and William White, members of the board, with James McDermott, County Attorney, R. L. Walker, Sheriff, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings claims against the county were presented to the board and passed upon as follows, viz.
County Treasurer Examiner:
H. D. Gans, $2.00; A. J. Pyburn, $2.00; and Amos Walton, $2.00.
Juror Fees: J. F. Miller, $1.00; J. W. Andrews, $1.00; J. G. Bullene, $1.00; A. G. Wilson, $1.00; Geo. Black, $1.00; and H. Brotherton, $1.00.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1877.
A shotgun, laying in a teamster’s wagon, in front of Brotherton & Silvers, was accidentally discharged last Friday. ’Twas a wonder no candidates were hit.
Brotherton loses his young boy...
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
DIED. The young child of Mr. H. Brotherton, a boy, died last Sunday. Mr. Brotherton has our sympathy in his affliction.
T. G. Bronson taking building now occupied by Brotherton & Silver...
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
Thos. G. Bronson, late of Independence, is about to locate in the building now occupied by Brotherton & Silver. He will open a stock of groceries and queensware, and is a first-class businessman in every respect. It is such men as he who are making Winfield the “Queen City,” and it is indeed a compliment to our city that he should select it as his future home.
              [Note: December 6, 1877, entry shows his name as “M. A. Brunson.”]
Brotherton & Silver putting up a new building on Ninth avenue, east of Main St....
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1877.
Brotherton & Silver are building a business house on Ninth avenue, east of Main street. That avenue has become an important business street.
Earnest now an in grocery store in Brotherton & Silver building...
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.
Mr. Earnest is now to be found in the new grocery store in the Brotherton & Silver building.
Refers to Brotherton & Silver’s new store, grain and feed merchants...
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.
Two new buildings, just east of McGuire & Crippen’s store, are rapidly nearing completion. One is being erected for Messrs. Brotherton & Silvers, grain and feed merchants, and the other for C. Coldwell & Son, lawyers.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
New Grocery and Queensware house at Brotherton & Silver’s old stand.
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.

Mr. M. A. Brunson, formerly of Independence, this State, has opened up a large and well selected stock of groceries, at the sign of “Headquarters,” in the building formerly occupied by Brotherton & Silver. Mr. Brunson is a pleasant and agreeable gentleman, and those patronizing him will receive the best of treatment.
                         [November 8, 1877, shows name as “Thos. G. Bronson.”]
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1878.
There was a public installation of officers of the Knights of Honor at the Courthouse last Friday evening. Rev. J. L. Rushbridge delivered an address. The officers of the organization for 1878 are as follows: Past Dictator, A. E. Baird; Dictator, E. P. Kinne; Vice Dictator, Geo. W. Robinson; Assistant Dictator, J. L. Rushbridge; Chaplain, S. H. Myton; Guide, John W. Curns; Reporter, H. D. Gans; Financial Reporter, A. Howland; Treasurer, W. C. Robinson; Guar., H. Brotherton; Sent’l., J. F. Snyder.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
                                                         Royal Arch Masons.
At the regular convocation of Winfield Chapter No. 31, Royal Arch Masons, held at Masonic Hall, Monday evening, January 14th, the following officers were installed for the ensuing year.
W. G. Graham, H. P.; John D. Pryor, K.; S. C. Smith, S.; M. L. Read, Treasurer; C. C. Black, Secretary; W. C. Robinson, C. A. H.; James McDermott, P. S.; S. H. Myton, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; Perry Hill, M. 2nd V.; H. Brotherton, M. 1st V. ; F. Gallotti, T.
After the installation, an address was delivered by P. H. P. John D. Pryor (which will appear on our outside next week), and the companions repaired to the Central Hotel and sat down to the best spread of the season. The supper was good and the occasion enjoyed by all present.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
In a city like this, it is a great convenience to farmers and others, when they can know just where they can find live fresh seeds of all kinds, in the hands of men who are strictly reliable. It is also convenient to know just where, in such hands, can be found the best varieties of plows and all other kinds of agricultural implements at living prices. Brotherton & Silver are such men and their agricultural implement and seed store is such a place. See their new advertisement.
AD:                                   AGRICULTURE AND SEED STORE,
                                                     Keep on hand all kinds of
Davenport Sulky Plow, Skinner Sulky Plow, Peoria Sulky Plow, Boss Cultivator, Skinner Old Ground Plow, Iron and wood beams, Prairie King Sod Breaker, etc.
                              CELEBRATED O’BRIEN VIBRATING HARROWS.
                                                  BROTHERTON & SILVER.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
                                                           SOW BARLEY.

Mr. Frank Manny will want more than 5,000 bushels of barley the coming year and will have to buy in other counties and ship it here unless the farmers of this county produce it. He expects to pay St. Louis prices for it delivered at Winfield. The prices at St. Louis have been ranging from 50 to 75 cents for spring barley. Fall barley is usually some higher. A good crop of spring barley, such as may be expected on our soil if properly put in and cared for, is from 50 to 60 bushels per acre. Forty bushels would be a poor crop. To make barley raising most profitable, clean seed only should be sown. Oats are the worst enemy of barley and if sown with it will run the barley out. Place your seed in a tub of water and the barley will sink while the oats will swim. Skim or pour off the oats and use them for horse feed and then you have clean barley for seed.
Do not soak your barley more than can be helped, but sow at once on new plowed ground broadcast and harrow in. Harvest early, before fully ripe. If allowed to stand until dead ripe, the heads will break off and waste. Stack at once, before rain, and it will sweat and properly cure in the stack. Do not thresh until fully cured; if you do, it will heat and spoil in the granary.
Now this industry is the most promising of all the spring crops, and farmers should see that the required amount is produced at home. If an excess of this demand should be raised, it will pay for shipment better than wheat and is much more profitable for feed than oats. In Mexico and California barley is fed altogether and the horses are kept in first class condition at moderate expense. The Mennonites in Harvey and adjoining counties are making much more money on the barley raised and hauled 20 to 50 miles to the railroad, than is being made in their vicinity on any other crop.
If you do not know where to get the seed, call on Brotherton & Silver, Winfield. They have it which is clean and lively.  
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
                                                             City Election.
The city election last Monday excited great interest. Two tickets were in the field. One was made by the Murphy temperance men and headed City ticket, the other by the workingmen, but the issues were not very definitely made up; in fact, the candidates on both sides professed to favor the same policy. But some opposed one or other of the tickets on account of prejudice against the source, or for choice of candidates, or for other reasons, and there was a very lively and excited canvass; but it was conducted in an orderly manner, without quarrels or other disturbance. The result was an overwhelming victory for the workingmen’s ticket. The following is the vote cast for each candidate.
                                                 WORKINGMEN’S TICKET.
Mayor. J. B. Lynn, 224.
Police Judge. W. M. Boyer, 219.
Councilmen: C. M. Wood, 225; H. Jochems, 230; E. C. Manning, 227; T. C. Robinson, 220; G. W. Gully, 217.
                                                            CITY TICKET.
Mayor. A. B. Green, 101.
Police Judge. G. H. Buckman, 126.
Councilmen: T. B. Myers, 122; H. Brotherton, 118; Lewis Stevens, 124; J. W. Curns, 117; Dan Maier, 116.
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.               

Winfield polled 356 votes at the city election on Monday. We estimate that at least 44 more would have voted were it not that many were dissatisfied with both tickets and refused to vote.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
The principal business in town seems to be tying up bags of straw with wire. Large and complex machines worth $300 or more apiece are set up for that business which are worked at all hours of the day. Trump, Wilkinson, Brotherton, and Myers are all on hand so if you have any bags of straw that you want tied up, bring them on.
H. Brotherton on coroner’s jury...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 12, 1878.
                                                   [From the Winfield Courier.]
On last Saturday, June 1st, about four o’clock p.m., Jay Page, saloon keeper of this place, was shot and killed by L. J. Webb, attorney, and member of the House of Representatives of the State. Crowds of men immediately assembled around the scene of the transaction and great excitement prevailed. At the time of the shooting Mr. Page was standing against the counter of his saloon in conversation with Frank Manny, when Webb entered from the back room and walking up to within about twelve feet of Mr. Page, drew a revolver from his pocket and fired, the ball enter­ing Page’s left breast about five inches above the nipple.
Page ran out the front door, blood gushing from his mouth and nos­trils, crying that Webb had killed him. He ran along the side­walk perhaps 100 feet and fell. He was taken up, bleeding from the mouth profusely. He expired immediately. No word was spoken in the saloon by either Webb or Page. After firing the shot Webb turned to the counter, where he handed his pistol to J. L. M. Hill, deputy sheriff, and went out in custody of Hill.
Coroner W. G. Graham caused to be summoned before him by J. H. Finch, deputy sheriff, a coroner’s jury, composed of W. Q. Mansfield, B. F. Baldwin, A. A. Jackson, H. Brotherton, A. E. Baird, and W. Gillelen.
Frank Manny, Newton Ball, and Jesse Herndon, eye witnesses to the transaction, were sworn and testified to the facts as above stated.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that Jay Page came to his death by a shot from a pistol fired in the hands of L. J. Webb.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
Brotherton and Silver have been filling our back yard with Studebaker wagons, but on inquiring their prices we conclude they will not be long in our way.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
Brotherton & Silver are putting in a new platform for their big scales.
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.
Buy the Kansas Queen Breaker of Brotherton & Silver.
Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.
At the annual election, on the 17th inst., Adelphi Lodge, No. 110, A. F. A. M., selected the following officers for the ensuing year.

C. C. Black, W. M.; W. C. Robinson, S. W.; H. Brotherton, J. W.; B. F. Baldwin, Treas.; R. C. Story, Sec.; J. E. Saint, S. D.; P. Hill, J. D.; M. L. Read, C.; John C. Roberts, S. S.; W. D. Byers, J. S.; S. E. Burger, T.
The installation will take place Friday evening of this week. All members of the Order are invited to be present.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
BROTHERTON & SILVER are dealing largely in all kinds of seeds, feed, agricultural implements, and machinery. The amount of business they do is very large. By their energy, industry, and obliging way of treating their customers, they may almost be said to have created their branch of business in this city.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
At a regular meeting of Winfield Lodge No. 479, K. of H., on Monday evening, January 6th, the following officers were in­stalled for the present term by W. G. Graham, G. D. of the State: G. W. Robinson, P. D.; T. R. Bryan, D.; W. O. Johnson, V. D.; David Berkey, A. D.; Hiram Brotherton, Guide; E. W. Holloway, R.; W. C. Robinson, Treas.; A. Howland, F. R.; H. D. Gans, Chaplain; J. F. Snyder, G.; S. H. Myton, S. This lodge is in a prosperous condition, having forty-two members, with many applications for membership.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
J. A. Myton, of the old firm of Myton & Brotherton of the Old Log Store of “Auld lang syne,” is here visiting his cousin, Sam, and his many friends. Mr. Myton is in business at Casey, Ill., and is very sorry he ever left Winfield.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
                                                    FARM IMPLEMENTS.
W. A. Lee.
Brotherton & Silver.
J. L. Berkey.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1879.
The election last Tuesday was very warm and excited, but everything went off pleasantly. The result was:
1st w.         2nd w.
John B. Lynn ....................                       169             124
T. B. Myers .....................                                94             117
W. M. Boyer .....................                            261             219
O. M. Seward ....................                      165             116
Chas. Payson ....................                               99             122
J. C. Fuller ...........................                    138            105
J. C. McMullen ....................                   123            133

J. D. Pryor ............................                   262            241
Long Term, H. Jochems ......                   156               ...
Long Term, J. W. Craine ....                    193               ...
Short Term, Chas. C. Black                    152               ...
Short Term, W. E. Baird ....                       84
Long Term, M. L. Read ......                     ...             182
Long Term, Archie Stewart                       ...             104
Short Term, J. E. Allen ......                             ...             100
Short Term, S. H. Myton ...                             ...             135
Long Term, M. G. Troup ...                     146               ...
Long Term, B. F. Baldwin .                           102               ...
Short Term, N. L. Rigby ....                           240              ...
Long Term, F. S. Jennings                              ...             336
Short Term, H. Brotherton                             ...             107
Short Term, I. W. Randall                               ...             122
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
TOBACCO! Having traded for a large lot of Plug and Smoking Tobacco, I wish to get clear of it as quick as possible and am offering it at very low prices. One door east of Brotherton & Silver’s seed store. J. J. DODD.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY
                                                 J. A. Myton vs. H. Brotherton.
       [Attorneys: Alexander & Torrance for Myton; Hackney & McDonald for Brotherton.]
Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1879.
At the primary election in Winfield the following gentlemen were elected delegates. First ward, W. O. Johnson, C. Coldwell, J. E. Saint, David Long; second ward, H. Brotherton, C. Trump, D. L. Kretsinger, Archie Stewart; delegate at large, David C. Beach. This is understood to be a Shenneman delegation.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
                                       Myton vs. Brotherton, judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
The Cowley County Republican convention met on Saturday, Sept. 6th, at 11 o’clock a.m., at Manning’s Hall, in Winfield.
Committee on credentials reported the following named delegates entitled to vote in this convention; which report was adopted.
Winfield City: D. C. Beach, H. Brotherton, C. Trump, D. L. Kretsinger, Archie Stewart, W. A. Johnson, C. Coldwell, J. E. Saint, D. Long.

Brotherton & Silver the very first to ship wheat by rail out of Winfield...
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1879.
Brotherton & Silver shipped the first car-load of wheat ever taken out of Cowley County by rail.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1879.
The members of the Winfield cornet band had a meeting last week and reorganized. The following officers were elected: Geo. Crippen, leader. H. Brotherton, president; John Reed, secretary, and A. W. Berkey, treasurer. The boys have begun practicing and have sent for a large lot of new music.
Winfield Courier, November 27, 1879.
Messrs. True & Morris have their coal office with Brotherton & Silver, on Ninth avenue.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1879.
Last Tuesday W. J. Hodges purchased the Curns store room, being the north room in the union building on North Main street, paying $1900 cash for the same. We understand that Mr. Hodges has rented the building for two years to Brotherton & Silver for fifty dollars per month.
Winfield Courier, January 29, 1880.
The “old reliable” seed and agricultural implement house of Brotherton & Silver has been removed to the north room in Union Row, North Main street. With their new quarters comes a new stock, which for variety and quality has never been equaled in Cowley County. Their new storeroom is large, and will afford them space to accommodate their increasing trade.
True & Morris move from old Brotherton & Silver building...
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
                              Coal delivered to any part of the City. Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, February 19, 1880.
True & Morris have become the proprietors of the old Buckingham grocery.
                  [Note: True & Morris were not listed in 1880 Winfield Directory.]
Back to Brotherton & Silver...
BROTHERTON & SILVER, (H. Brotherton and H. S. Silver), agricultural implements
and seeds, Main w. s. bet 7th and 8th avenues.
Brotherton, H., (Brotherton & Silver), r. Manning n. w. corner 7th avenue.
Silver, H. S. (Brotherton & Silver), r. Millington, s. e. corner 12th avenue.
                                          AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
BROTHERTON & SILVER, Main, w. s. between 7th and 8th avenues.
                                                     FARM MACHINERY.
BROTHERTON & SILVER, Main, w. s. between 7th and 8th avenues.
BROTHERTON & SILVER, Main, w. s. between 7th and 8th avenues.
                                                   KNIGHTS OF HONOR.
                                               WINFIELD LODGE NO. 479.

Meets Masonic Hall first and third Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
OFFICERS: D., Wm. M. Allison; V. D., J. W. Curns; A. D., C. D. Austin; R., W. C. Root; T., E. P. Kinne; F. R., A. Howland; P. D., W. O. Johnson; G., G. S. Manser; S., Hiram Brotherton; G., W. G. Graham.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1880.
Messrs. Brotherton & Silver presented us with a handsome map of Kansas last week. It is beautifully ornamented with a border of ads. setting forth the merits of the Adams and French Harvesters, and corn-planters and “sich.” We are proud of it though.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
The council has appointed Brotherton & Silver as the city weighmasters. Their weight is official.
Winfield Courier, March 17, 1881.
Harper Times: Mr. H. Brotherton, of Winfield, was in the city last Monday and Tuesday buying millet. He purchased a carload here with the offer of as much at Danville if he wanted it. The price paid was 85 cents for the little and 90 cents for big millet.
Winfield Courier, March 24, 1881.
The following 12 gentlemen were elected delegates to the city convention: G. H. Buckman, N. A. Haight, H. E. Asp, T. M. McGuire, T. H. Soward, W. Bitting, J. L. Horning, C. M. Wood, M. L. Robinson, Archie Stewart, H. Brotherton, I. W. Randall.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881. Front Page.
                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
                                        Brotherton & Silver, vs. Elmer V. Stevens.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Court met promptly Monday morning. The first cases taken up were the indictments made by the grand jury at the last term. A plea of guilty was entered by all of the parties present, and a uniform fine of $10 and costs assessed against those indicted for gambling, and $25 each for three cases of selling liquor on Sunday. Civil cases were then taken up, and the following ones disposed of.
                                        Brotherton & Silver vs. Stevens, dismissed.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
      Statements of Businessmen of Winfield and Leading Citizens of Cowley County,
                                          Kansas, in Relation to the Situation.
                                                  BROTHERTON & SILVER,
Seed store and agricultural implements. The seed trade is one-third better than it was a year ago. We have been paying less attention to the implement business than last year, and our trade is less. We are satisfied that prohibition is helping our trade considerably. Many are planting seeds who used to be loafing around, drinking more or less.
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.

Mr. E. F. Blair is in receipt of a letter from a southern gentleman stating that if he could get assurances from the farmers that 200 acres of cane would be planted and sold to him at $2 per ton, he would erect a sugar manufactory here. The proposal has been put into the hands of Messrs. Brotherton & Silver and they will try to have that amount of cane pledged. Farmers residing in the vicinity of Winfield should call on Messrs. Brotherton & Silver and confer with them as to the amount of cane that could be raised. A sugar manufactory would be a better business for the county than a railroad.
Cowley County Courant, November 24, 1881.
That Hiram Brotherton has gone to Harper County.
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
Here in Maple Township the subscribers to the Winfield COURIER are pleased at the efforts being made by yourself in favor of city scales and just weights. You, Mr. Editor, have some knowledge of the amount of complaint, and yet even you can scarcely realize the wide-spread dissatisfaction that exists among farmers on that subject. Some persons, I am sorry to say citizens of Winfield, are ready to pooh pooh the matter and treat it as of light consequence, averring that you could not give satisfaction even by city scales; that farmers as a class were ever grumbling, suspicious, and many of them downright dishonest; hence, their readiness to charge others with like practice, and that their grievance was more imaginary than real, etc.
Now, Mr. Editor, that there is substance to the complaints was verified by three of my neighbors last Friday, December 9, in this way. Two of them had each a load of wheat, the other a load of hogs; before offering to sell, each had their loads weighed on Brotherton & Silver’s scales, taking tickets, then sold their loads, all weighing on the same scales. When these men had delivered their loads, each weighed their wagons on the B. & S. scales, taking tickets, then weighed on the scales they sold by. Result: one bushel of wheat short to each load and one dollar short on the load of hogs. When attention was called to the fact and B. & S.’s weigh bills shown, in justice be it said, the deficiency was paid over without demur.        N.
Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.
                                           WINFIELD, DECEMBER 19, 1881.
Council met in regular session. The president of the council, Mr. Read, presiding, in the absence of the mayor. Present: Councilmen Read, Hodges, Platter, and Gary, city attorney and clerk.
It was moved that Brotherton & Silver be appointed city weighmasters for the six months next ensuing, on compliance with the ordinances and laws of the city. Carried.
A. G. Wilson applied to the council for the privilege of putting in scales on Main street.
On motion the privilege was granted. Scales to be put in under the direction of the committee on streets and alleys.
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.

We are glad that Brotherton and Silver have been appointed and qualified as city weighers. This will fill the bill com­pletely. Their scales have been the favorite with the farmers and under the stringent ordinance there can be no chance for complaint.
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.
At the council meeting Monday night an order was passed appointing Brotherton & Silver city weigh-masters for six months, “on complying with the ordinance and laws of the city.” The council, in the present condition of the city finances, did not think it advisable to purchase scales or go to any expense that could be avoided. Although we think it would have been much more satisfactory for the city to have taken the scale matter into its own hands, so far as we know Messrs. Brotherton & Silver are honorable men, and being sworn officers of the city cannot do other than their duty. The ordinance relating to the duties of weigh-master requires him to give a good and sufficient bond in the sum of $580 to be approved by the council for the faithful performance of his duties. He is required to have his scales tested once each quarter by the county clerk and as often there­after as may be deemed necessary by the council. Any false weights made by said weighmaster subjects them to a fine of $100 and costs and a forfeiture of the license. The charges are fixed at 10 cents for each load. The ordinance further provides that in cases of all disputes on weights, the city scales shall govern.
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.
At the annual meeting of the Knights of Honor in their hall Monday evening, the following were elected as officers for the ensuing year: W. C. Root, D.; J. S. Hunt, T. A.; R. E. Wallis, A. D.; Jacob Nixon, C.; J. W. Batchelder, G.; C. F. Bahntge, R.; J. W. Curns, F. R.; T. R. Bryan, T.; H. Brotherton, G.; D. Berkey, S.
Cowley County Courant, December 29, 1881.
Brotherton & Silver have been appointed City weighmasters; their scales have been tested, and everything is now in good working trim.
Winfield Courier, December 29, 1881.
Our farmers are feeling good over the appointment of city weigh masters. All are satisfied with Brotherton & Silver. All that is needed now is to compel every farmer offering produce or stock on the street for sale, to weigh on the City scales. Such an ordinance would meet the approbation of the majority of sellers and buyers and would make the city scales a profit. They (the scales) should be under cover and should belong to the city. I think this is but one step in the right direction and trust soon more will be taken and your city well rid of the swindlers that have so long cursed your markets. All unite in praising the COURIER for the stand taken in regard to weights. Continue in the good work. Verily you shall have your reward.
Winfield Courier, December 29, 1881.

We learn of a very amusing circumstance in connection with the weight question in which the seller tried to get away with the buyer but made a wrong calculation. A man brought in eight loads of hogs and sold them with the understanding that they were to be weighed on Brotherton & Silver’s scales. These scales weigh both the team and wagon. The hogs were weighed on the B. & S. scales, then driven to the stockyards, unloaded, and weighed again. After unloading the eight teams drove down to the river to eat dinner, and while there the boys conceived the idea that it would be a good plan to water all the horses and weigh the water back at $5.25 a hundred. After watering they drove back, weighed the teams and wagons, and compared the results with the stockyard weights when their chuck-ling was turned into lamentations by the discovery that they were watered at the wrong time, and had lost three hundred pounds by the operation, or in dollars and cents $16.05. A bucket of water weighs about twenty pounds, so it seems that the sixteen horses drank an average of one bucket each. If the boys had watered just before they drove onto the scales, it might have been a slick thing. As it was, we are sorry the horses didn’t drink three buckets apiece. It’s only another endorsement of that old maxim “honesty is the best policy.”
Cowley County Courant, December 29, 1881.
At the annual meeting of the Knights of Honor, held on Monday evening, the following were elected officers for the coming year. W. C. Root, D.; J. S. Hunt, T. A.; R. E. Wallis,
A. D.; Jacob Nixon, C.; J. W. Batchelder, G.; C. F. Bahntge, R.; J. W. Curns, R.; T. R. Bryan, T.; H. Brotherton, Guardian; D. Berkey, S.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
City Scales. Brotherton & Silver.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
                                                               City Scales.
We have been appointed by the city council as the official weighmaster in the city. Our scales have been tested by the county clerk and our bond is filed. Our weights are now official and farmers will have no further cause for complaint by weighing off our scales.
                                                  BROTHERTON & SILVER.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
We have been appointed by the city council as the official weighmasters of the city. Our scales have been tested by the county clerk and our bond is filed. Our weights are now official and farmers will have no further cause for complaint by weighing on our scales.
                                                  BROTHERTON & SILVER.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
                                                   HARD ON THE D. B.’S.
                  The Businessmen Talk, Eat, and Prepare to Harvest Unpaid Bills.
Last Saturday evening a large number of the businessmen of Winfield met at the Brettun House and organized an association that will be of more practical benefit to businessmen and the trading public generally then anything that has yet been proposed. The matter has been talked of for some time, but recent events brought it to a focus, of which the “Merchants and Business Men’s Protective Association” is the outcome. The following gentlemen were present and assisted in the organization.

A. H. Doane, R. E. Wallis, J. A. McGuire, Will Hudson, A. E. Baird, W. J. Hodges, H. Brotherton, J. M. Dever, J. P. Baden, J. L. Hodges, R. E. Sydal, Lou Harter, Ed. P. Greer, J. B. Lynn, A. B. Steinberger, C. A. Bliss, D. L. Kretsinger, A. T. Spotswood, S. W. Hughes, J. S. Mann, W. B. Pixley, W. R. McDonald, A. D. Hendricks, Col. Wm. Whiting, J. G. Shrieves, J. W. Batchelder, J. L. Horning, T. R. Timme, J. L. Rinker, J. P. Short, B. F. Wood, J. A. Cooper.
Brotherton & Silver move two doors south; Hoosier Grocery takes their old stand...
Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.
Messrs. Brotherton and Silver have removed their seed store several doors south of their old stand, an announcement of which they make in another column.
BROTHERTON & SILVER HAVE REMOVED TWO DOORS NORTH OF J. B. LYNN’S, and invite all of their old customers as well as new ones to call on them when in need of anything in their line of goods.
Clover, Timothy, Orchard and English Blue Grass Seeds, Common and German Millet, and a full line of new and fresh Garden Seeds on hand.
Caldwell Wagon.
New Departure Tongueless Cultivator.
Riding and Walking Cultivators.
Davenport and Skinner old Grand Plows.
Potter, Marsh & Davenport Sulky Plow.
                                                   CITY WEIGHMASTERS.
                                                  BROTHERTON & SILVER.
Cowley County Courant, February 9, 1882.
Brotherton & Silver have removed their stock of goods two doors south of their old stand.
Cowley County Courant, February 9, 1882.
The Hoosier Grocery has secured the room formerly occupied by Brotherton & Silver, and is putting in a large stock of feed, flour, seeds, and goods of that description. As the room adjoins their present store room, they cut an archway between the two rooms and will run the feed and seed store in connection with their grocery.
Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.
                                                  BROTHERTON & SILVER
                                               Have Removed, and are Located
                                      TWO DOORS NORTH OF J. B. LYNN’S.
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
A. G. Wilson takes over the duties of city weigh master...
Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.
A. G. Wilson has been appointed city weigh master, in place of Brotherton & Silver, resigned.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
Brotherton & Silver resigned the position of City weigh-masters and Mr. A. G. Wilson was appointed at the last meeting of the Council. Mr. Wilson is one of our most trustworthy citizens and will fill this position honestly and faithfully. Farmers will bear this change in mind.
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
BROTHERTON & SILVER...Have removed, and are located Two Doors North of J. B. Lynn’s, Winfield, Kansas.

Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
FIVE DOLLARS PREMIUM. We hereby offer five dollars premium for the finest and largest “Cuban Queen Water Melon,” grown in Cowley County, between July 1st, and August 10th, 1882. BROTHERTON & SILVER, Seedmen.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
FENNO & MANNING, Wool commission merchants, Boston, Mass., liberal cash advances made on consignments. Sacks furnished free. Apply to Brotherton and Silver, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
                                                Winfield Cemetery Association.
The Annual meeting of the Winfield Cemetery Association was held in Winfield on Saturday evening, June 3rd. From the report read it appears that the Association is now for the first time out of debt and in a flourishing condition, so that all receipts hereafter will be employed in beautifying the grounds. There are about $200.00 due the association for lots sold, some of them four or five years ago, and not yet paid for. A resolution was passed to the effect that such of these lots as are not paid for in the next ninety days will be forfeited, and the bodies buried therein will be moved to the paupers’ grounds.
The following named persons were elected a Board of Directors for the ensuing year.
R. E. Wallis, W. G. Graham, H. S. Silver, H. Brotherton, C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson,
J. H. Land, T. R. Bryan, and H. D. Gans. T. R. Bryan was elected President, H. Brotherton, Treasurer, and W. G. Graham, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
                                                     FOURTH OF J. U. L. Y.
On Tuesday evening the citizens met at the Opera House to hear the report of the executive committee on 4th of July celebration. The committee reported as follows.
On Finance: M. L. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, J. P. Baden, S. H. Myton, J. C. McMullen.
On Speakers and Invitation: J. C. Fuller, D. A. Millington, A. B. Steinberger, M. G. Troup, and J. Wade McDonald.
On Grounds and seats: A. T. Spotswood, Jas. H. Bullen, A. Wilson, S. C. Smith, W. O. Johnson, and H. Brotherton.
On Police Regulations and personal comfort: D. L. Kretsinger, R. E. Wallis, H. S. Silver, J. H. Kinney, and A. T. Shenneman.
On Music: J. P. Short, E. H. Blair, G. H. Buckman, H. E. Silliman, and R. C. Bowles.
On Old Soldiers: Col. McMullen, Adjt. Wells, Judge Bard, Capt. Steuven, and Capt. Haight.
On Representation of 13 Original States: Mrs. H. P. Mansfield, Mrs. Caton, Mrs. Carruthers.
On Floral Decoration: Mrs. Kretsinger, Misses Jessie Millington, Amy Scothorn, Jennie Hane, Mrs. J. L. Horning, and Mrs. G. S. Manser.

Speeches were made by Judge J. Wade McDonald, Judge Soward, Mayor Troup, D. A. Millington, Capt. Hunt, and D. L. Kretsinger. The City is enthusiastic on the subject and are bound to make this a big Fourth. The committee on speakers will secure the attendance of some of our State’s best talent. Let everyone prepare to come, bring their lunch baskets, and enjoy themselves in the finest park in the State.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
                                                   No Celebration at Winfield.
The Executive Committee on 4th of July Celebration, after due consideration, has resolved not to celebrate at Winfield this year, and all preparations are declared off. . . .
By order of the committee. J. P. SHORT, Secretary.
Three or four steam threshers in county...
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
R. B. Pratt’s steam thresher, bought of Brotherton & Silver, arrived Saturday on the Santa Fe and was taken out by him Monday evening. He passed through the streets with the traction engine in full blast, and it drew much attention. The machine was put to work on Tuesday threshing out of the shock, and R. B. has already engaged all he can possibly thresh this year. This makes three or four steam threshers that have been turned loose in the county this season.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Credentials: J. L. Parsons, H. Brotherton, P. McCommon, M. Christopher, M. S. Teter, T. A. Blanchard, G. M. Hawkins.
Delegates entitled to seats.
Winfield 2nd Ward: T. H. Soward, C. Trump, H. Brotherton, Frank Finch, Sol. Burkhalter, I. W. Randall.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
                                            “CLASS G”—MECHANIC ARTS.
This class was the most closely contested on the grounds. The competition in churns, sewing machines, washing machines, and such like is always lively. The 1st premium for best churn was awarded to Brotherton & Silver, and the 2nd to Geo. Bull and John D. Pryor.
                                            “CLASS H”—FARM PRODUCTS.
This class was full and overflowing and the most magnificent display we have ever seen.
Brotherton & Silver had a very fine display of seeds and produce, entering some thirty or forty varieties. They carried off twelve premiums, as follows: On Red wheat, rye, oats, timothy seed, blue grass, early potatoes, big pumpkins, and white wheat.
                                              “CLASS I”—HORTICULTURE.
This class was very fine and showed the advantages of our county to the satisfaction and surprise of all. There were thirty-eight entries in all, and each and every specimen was very fine.
Brotherton & Silver for water melons and musk melons.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.
The vegetable men did themselves proud; Brotherton & Silver, seed men, of Winfield, exhibited a Cuban queen watermelon, perfect in form and weighing fifty-five pounds.
Children of Hiram Brotherton??? Mary and Bell Brotherton...

Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
                                                        Little Folks’ Party.
A large number of little folks gathered together at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor Monday afternoon to celebrate with little Mamie her third birthday. The crowd was the jolliest and liveliest we have seen and each of the little folks seemed to take in the full measure of enjoyment. A splendid repast was set for them which they attacked with a relish. Little Mamie received a large number of elegant presents from her young friends. The following is a list of the presents and of those present: 1 silver set knife, fork, and spoon; 2 Majolica plates; 2 gold sash pins; 1 gold ring; 1 child’s decorated china wash stand set; 1 child’s dinner castor; 1 hand painted mug; 1 porte-monnaie; 5 China cups and saucers; 2 China mugs; 1 glass mug; 1 doll’s parlor suite; 1 autograph album; 1 photograph album; 1 wood tea set combination table and cupboard; 1 Brittania tea set; 2 child’s glass sets; sugar bowl; butter dish, etc.; 3 dolls; 2 doll’s canopy top phaetons; 1 doll and carriage; 2 picture books; 1 flat iron and stand; 1 bell cart and span of goats; 1 bouquet; 1 basket of flowers; 1 satin puff box; 1 panorama egg; 6 elegant birthday cards; 1 little brown jug; 1 necklace of pearl beads; 1 shell box; 1 photograph with frame; 2 China match safes; 2 bottles perfumery; 1 card receiver (Kalo Meda); 2 handkerchiefs (embroidered); 1 collar; 1 tooth-pick holder.
Present: Misses Birdie Wright, Edna Glass, Blanche Bliss, Blanche Troup, Stella Buckman, Mamie Black, Frankie Black, Mary Spotswood, Maggie Pryor, Edna Pryor, Muriel Covert, Annie McDonald, Clara Austin, Pearl E. Snyder, Maggie Johnson, Emma Johnson, Bernice Bullen, Beryl Johnston, Nina Nelson, Nona Nelson, Lube Myton, Josie Myton, Ethel Carruthers, Mary Brotherton, Bell Brotherton, Nina Harter, May Harter, Maud Miller, Gertie Lynn, Effie Lynn, Edna Short, Alma Miller, Mollie Trezise, Lillie Trezise, Fannie Bryan, Flossie Bullen, Ollie Newcomb, Edna Fitch, Maud Cooper, Daisy Clark.
Masters Eddie Greer, Eddie Thorp, Ralph Brown, Roy Robinson, Bertie Silliman, Vere Hollenbeck, Charles F. Green, Charlie Sydal, Henrion McDonald, Dolphi Green, Clare Bullen, Bruce Carruthers, Edgar Powers, Charlie Lynn, Paul Bedilion, Codie Waite, Zack Miller, Willie Trezise, Carl Farringer, Walter Baird, and Willis Young.

                                               COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1883.
Recap of Claims Submitted in report of Commissioners Proceedings given by J. S. Hunt, County Clerk of Cowley County.
Talesman were paid from $2.00 to $20.00. Listed as Talesman: H. Brotherton.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
                                        WINFIELD DON’T WANT SALOONS.

On looking over carefully the list of signatures on the petition to Hackney, we find a considerable number of names of persons who live in the country, and many more whom nobody knows. We find only 101 names, less than half of those on the petition, who are known as citizens of Winfield. Less than half of these probably understood what they were signing, and are in favor of saloons. It is presumable that the originators got all the names of prominent Winfield men they could by any kind of representations; and, considering all these things, the petition is not so very formidable after all. But it is enough to give our city a bad name, and give a severe stab to the cause of prohibition. The Kansas City Journal’s Topeka correspondence says that the names of all the prominent men and business firms of Winfield are found on that petition, except one bank and one hardware store. We notice that the following Winfield firms and names are conspicuously absent from the petition.
                                    H. Brotherton’s name was missing from petition.
Besides all the clergymen of the city and more than four hundred other businessmen and voters of the city, it does not show up big when we remember that but a very small proportion of the 650 voters in the city signed the petition.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.
COUNCILMEN: 1st Ward, John A. McGuire, 132; H. Silver, 129.
COUNCILMEN: 2nd Ward, D. L. Kretsinger, 132; S. L. Gilbert, 92.
SCHOOL BOARD: 1st Ward, Dr. W. G. Graham, 259; 2nd ward, J. P. Short, 137; 2nd Ward, H. Brotherton, 89.
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.
                                                   Brotherton & Silver: $3.00.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
New Firm. Cairns & Reynolds. Carry a full stock of All Kinds of Pumps. They also run a pump wagon in the country and will put in new pumps or repair old ones on short notice.
Office with Brotherton & Silver, Main St., Winfield, Kansas.
Also handle the Enterprise Wind Mills.
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
SULKY HAY-RAKES, Hand and Self-Dumpers, New Model Sulky Plow, Enterprise Wind-Mills, Baker Grain Drill, McCormick’s Iron Mower, New Model Sulky Plow, lightest runner made. BROTHERTON & SILVER, NORTH OF J. B. LYNN’S.
J. F. Miller is agent for Gundlack’s Force Feed Grain Drill, the lightest running drill on wheels. Parties wanting drills will please call and see the Gundlack Drill before buying, corner of Main and 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas, or BROTHERTON & SILVER, Township Agents.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
The Primary election of the SECOND WARD will be held on the same day at the same hours, under the same rules as the above, at the old Winfield Bank building on 9th Avenue. I. H. Holmes, C. W. Armstrong, and H. Brotherton are appointed Judges and W. T. Madden and Louis Zenor, Clerks. Six delegates are to be chosen. T. H. SOWARD, Ward Chairman.

Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
Committee on credentials reported the following named delegates and alternates for their respective townships.
                                                    WINFIELD 2ND WARD.
H. Brotherton, M. L. Read, D. L. Kretsinger, I. W. Randall, Arthur Bangs, W. T. Madden.
Alternates: J. L. Horning, J. L. M. Hill, B. F. Wood, Will Hudson, W. J. Kennedy, E. C. Goodrich.
The committee on Credentials report that Winfield has not presented any credentials, but has placed the election returns in our hands, filed a ticket from each ward with the names of delegates elected. We also find that the 1st ward is entitled to 7½ delegates, and 2nd ward 5 to 5½  delegates, 13 in all, and your committee recommend that one name be stricken off said ticket. I. H. BONSALL, R. S. STROTHER, J. A. COCHRAN. . . .
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
The following superintendents of their respective departments will please meet with the secretary at his office as early as possible on the first day of the Fair, Sept. 25th. The duties of the superintendents will be to have charge, under the general superintendent, of the departments to which they are assigned, and to select judges to award the different premiums. Those who find it impossible to serve will notify the secretary as early as possible that others may be appointed in their stead.
                                           Agricultural implements, H. Brotherton.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
There is an elegant exhibit of nursery stock by Hogue and Mentch, a good array of tombstones by Wm. Dawson, and agricultural implements by Brotherton and Silver and S. H. Myton.
The show in agricultural implements was larger than ever before. S. H. Myton, Brotherton & Silver, and W. A. Lee had large exhibits and each carried off a number of blue ribbons.
                                   CLASS R. AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
Best sulky plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.
Best two horse old ground plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.
Best double walking corn plow, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.
Best riding corn plow, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.
Best two horse cultivator, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; Brotherton & Silver, city, 2nd.
Best grain drill, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.
Best sulky hay rake, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.
Best 2 horse corn planter, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; Brotherton & Silver, city, 2nd.
Best check rower, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.
Best revolving rake, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium.
Best mowing machine, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.

Best reaping machine, W. A. Lee, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, 2nd.
Best stirring plow, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.
Best fanning mill, Alva Marvin, city, 1st premium.
Best hand powered corn sheller, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.
Best combined corn sheller and feed mill, S. H. Myton, city, 1st premium.
Best independent feed mill, Enterprise Co., Sandwich, Illinois, 1st premium.
Largest and best display of agricultural implements, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium; S. H. Myton, city, 2nd.
Best potato digger, Brotherton & Silver, city, 1st premium.
Best press attachment for grain drill, S. S. Holloway, city, 1st premium.
                                               CLASS S. MECHANIC ARTS.
Best and cheapest wind mill for farm purposes, Brotherton & Silver, Agents for Enterprise Wind Mill, 1st premium.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
                                                              More Fires.
Again, on Sunday evening, an attempt was made to set fire to property in the city. A lot of hay was stuffed under the rear end of Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store and ignited. It was done about half past seven o’clock in the evening. Mr. James McLain, who has been acting as night watchman, first discovered and put it out. Shortly before, when walking across Manning Street and Tenth Avenue, he passed a man who was walking hurriedly. As soon as he passed, the man broke into a run, and a moment after McLain discovered the fire. When he turned, the man had disappeared in the darkness. What the object of these incendiaries is cannot be defined. The fire in the Hodges barn could have injured but little business property if successful. The fire started in the Shenneman barn, immediately after, when the hose was handy and hundreds of people standing around to use it, could not have been set with a very villainous intent to destroy, as the destroyer might have known it would be put out in a minute. The setting of the Sunday evening fire early in the evening, when everyone was about, showed a lack of deep intent to do great injury. However, our people have resolved to put a stop to it, and to that end the following paper has been prepared and duly signed, and the total sum of $222.50 goes to the person who runs the fire-bugs in.
We, the undersigned, promise to pay the sum set against our respective names as a reward for the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons engaged in setting any incendiary fire in the city of Winfield, either heretofore or hereafter.
S. C. Smith, T. K. Johnston, Horning & Whitney, Wm. Newton, Hudson Bros., McGuire Bros., J. B. Lynn, Geo. Emerson, COURIER Co., Ella C. Shenneman, W. S. Mendenhall, Winfield Bank, M. L. Read’s Bank, Rinker & Cochran, Miller & Dawson, H. Beard, Whiting Bros., Hendricks & Wilson, A. E. Baird, Johnston & Hill, J. N. Harter, Farmers Bank, Wallis & Wallis, F. V. Rowland, J. S. Mann, Hughes & Cooper, A. B. Arment, Quincy A. Glass, W. L. Morehouse, McDonald & Miner, Curns & Manser, J. D. Pryor, M. Hahn & Co., O’Meara & Randolph, S. H. Myton, J. P. Baden, Telegram, Scofield & Keck, Henry Goldsmith.

R. E. Sydal, S. D. Pryor, E. G. Cole, Kraft & Dix, H. Brown & Son, Brotherton & Silver, F. M. Friend, F. H. Blair, F. H. Bull, T. J. Harris, Albro & Dorley.
                                                   TOTAL RAISED: $222.50
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
Mr. H. Brotherton took the Monday night train for Harper to wholesale a bill of seeds. The seed business will soon be lively and morning recreation in the garden, with a hoe, plentiful.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
New Seed of D. M. Ferry & Co. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
Champion and Union Corn Planters, Champion and Tates Check Rowers, Norwegian, Skinner and Davenport Plows, Vibrating and Schuttler Harrows, Iron and Wood Smoothing Harrows.
CALDWELL AND KETCHUM WAGONS, Climax Riding Foot-lift Cultivators, Climax Spring Walking Cultivators, Davenport Spring Walking Cultivators, Page Spring Walking Cultivators, New Departure Tongueless Cultivator, McCormick Twine Binder, Dennett Twine Binder at Bottom Prices.
                                                  BROTHERTON & SILVER.
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
In turning the corner back of Lynn’s store, the first thing which met our gaze was a lawn sprinkler throwing the silver-sprayed water from our water works system on the beautiful blue grass in the grounds of J. P. Baden’s residence. Mr. Baden’s home and surroundings are being made very attractive—in fact, that whole street north is noted for its neat homes. The grounds of D. Berkey, H. Brotherton, J. Wade McDonald, and others exhibit taste rarely excelled.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
                                                             Our Cemetery.
The annual meeting of the lot owners of the cemetery was held at Dr. Graham’s office Friday evening. The secretary’s report shows a balance of about five hundred dollars in the treasury. This state of the finances is very gratifying to all. For years the balance has always been the other way, and the public spirited citizens who formed the directory were forced to carry it.
The following persons were elected as directors for the coming year: Messrs. R. E. Wallis, Dr. Perry, W. G. Graham, H. Brotherton, H. S. Silver, H. D. Gans, Mrs. J. E. Platter, Mrs. Robert Beeney, and Mrs. Ed. P. Greer.

The directory has gone actively to work formulating plans for the improvement and beautifying of the grounds. In this work they hope to receive the hearty cooperation of everyone interested. Our cemetery should be made an attractive place and no matter how hard the directory may work to this end, they cannot succeed unless each individual will take hold and assist by improving their lots.
The revenues of the cemetery arise from the sale of lots. These are twelve dollars each. There are 228 sold and 475 yet remaining. A regular sexton is employed and the charge for digging graves is fixed at two, three, and four dollars. The great need of the cemetery at present is water for irrigating purposes. They hope to get this in time.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
WINFIELD—SECOND WARD. Delegates: Spence Miner, G. H. Buckman, L. B. Stone, T. B. Myers, C. Trump, T. H. Soward.
Alternates: S. H. Myton, D. E. Douglass, John Fogarty, A. B. Taylor, H. Brotherton, W. J. Kennedy.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
                                                  Winfield Republican Primary.
The Republican primary for the selection of delegates to the county and 66th representative district conventions will be held on FRIDAY, AUGUST 15th, between the hours of 3 and 7 o’clock p.m. Polls will be opened for the voting for delegates as follows:
In the First Ward, in the building on Ninth Avenue next to Beach and Denning’s office, and W. A. McCartney, Frank Leland, and John Arrowsmith will act as judges. In the Second Ward in the building on Ninth Avenue back of the Winfield Bank, with Hiram Brotherton, Samuel Dalton, and B. F. Wood as judges. All persons who will be qualified as voters at the November election, and who propose to vote with the Republican party and for its nominee, will be entitled to participate in the selection of delegates.
C. Trump, Chairman, 2nd ward Republican Com.
Ed. P. Greer, Chairman, 1st ward Republican Com.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
Mr. Sam Kleeman, late of Shelbyville, Illinois, is making arrangements to open a new dry goods store in the room next to Brotherton & Silver seed store. Mr. Kleeman is a bright, energetic young man, and will make things go in his line. He comes among us with the highest recommendations.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                    39. J. A. Field & Co. vs. Brotherton and Silver.
Hiram Brotherton marries Belle E. [Isabel E.] Lowe...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
Judge Gans’ matrimonial victims for the past week; Elmer E. Miles and Carrie V. Rowe; Silas Wise and Ovira Cunningham; John S. Cravens and Cora E. McIntire; Wm. Jarvis and James E. Brown; Hiram Brotherton and Belle E. Lowe.
                                                  BROTHERTON - LOWE.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
And still the silent cupid goes over the land encircling brave and gentle hearts with irresistible charms. Among the late victims, it gives us great pleasure to chronicle Mr. Hiram Brotherton and Miss Belle E. Lowe, who were married at the home of the bride’s parents in this city, on Wednesday evening of last week, by Rev. B. Kelly. “The party of the first part” is a member of the firm of Brotherton & Silver, a valued gentleman and one of our best known businessmen. The bride is accomplished and warmly esteemed by all her acquaintances. The wedding, though witnessed only by intimate friends, passed off very enjoyably. The COURIER extends its congratulations and best wishes for the continued happiness of Mr. and Mrs. H. Brotherton.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
An adjourned meeting of the Cowley Co. Farmers’ Institute was held at the COURIER office Saturday last, with President S. P. Strong, of Rock, in the chair. Secretary F. A. A. Williams read minutes of last meeting, as previously published, and they were adopted.
The next thing taken up was the report of the Committee on grass seed. The Secretary reported the rates received from several eastern and western firms, and the chairman of the Committee (Mr. Martin) reported confidential rates given to members of the Institute by our Winfield seed firm, Brotherton & Silver. He also showed a sample of English blue grass seed, and stated that on the farm of Mr. Hanna, north of Winfield, it had succeeded well, sown on rocky knolls and tramped in by stock; would keep green all summer and was much preferred in Kentucky and in parts of this State where it had been tried, to Kentucky blue grass.
The action taken on the report of the Committee on grass seed was about as follows.
That the Society desired to patronize home institutions and will order grass seed of them if it can do so at reasonable rates. Any parties desiring to order through the Institute can correspond with the Secretary, who, with the other officers of the Association, have power to transact such business.
The Secretary was requested to notify the directors of the different townships of their election, and request them to form township organizations as provided in the constitution.
                                                        CITY ELECTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 2, 1885.
The City election will be held next Tuesday, and as yet no tickets are in the field. For mayor the names of D. L. Kretsinger, Dr. Graham, W. R. McDonald, and Mr. Ordway are prominently mentioned. Any one of these gentlemen are thoroughly competent, and would give the city an active and energetic administration. James Connor is mentioned for the council in the First ward. He is one of our best men, and should go in without opposition. Among others mentioned for the council in their respective wards are Arthur Bangs, Ed. Bedilion, A. H. Doane, J. B. Lynn, H. Brotherton, and W. A. Smith. All are good men, and would give us a clean and effective government. Let every citizen without regard to party or creed make himself a committee of one to go to any and all meetings or caucuses for the nomination of tickets, and see that first class men only are put on ground. There is much of weal or woe, depending on the class of persons selected to govern the city during the next two years.

                                                DISTRICT COURT GRIST.
                      What the Mill of Justice Ground Out During the Past Week.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
J. A. Field & Co. vs. Brotherton & Silver: Continued by consent.
                                                       THE LEGAL MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
The District Court is still grinding. The docket was reassigned Monday, extending to the 2nd of May. The case of J. N. Knowles against C. Ferguson was dismissed for want of prosecution, plaintiff to pay costs. John F. Hill vs. the Southern Kansas railroad: dismissed for want of prosecution. David McKee vs. Hull Bixby, suit to quiet title: finding for defendant and plaintiff to pay costs. J. A. Field & Co., vs. Brotherton & Silver: continued by consent. Bartlett vs. A. T. & S. F. R. R.: continued by consent. M. Ingram, et al., vs. P. Fouts, et al., plaintiff given to June 1st to amend bill of particulars, defendants given thirty days thereafter to plead. Marshal Lambert vs. Hiram Blenden: continued by consent.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Brotherton & Silver and W. A. Lee complain of wicked little vandals carrying off rods to machinery, corn plow shovels, and various things. If these little rascals are caught, things will be warm for them. No use can be made by the kids of the things they appropriate. Pure cussedness is the only prompter.
                                                    MOWERS! MOWERS!
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
We will sell Mowing and Combined Machines, Cultivators, etc., cheaper than ever offered to the farmers. Brotherton & Silver.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
All parties knowing themselves indebted to Cairns & Reynolds, or H. C. Reynolds, will please call at our old stand, at Brotherton & Silver’s, and settle and save further costs.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
J M Alexander et ux to John B Kain [McKain?], lot 7, blk 285, Thompson’s 3rd addition to Winfield: $390.
John B. McKain et ux to Isabel E Brotherton, lot 7, blk 285, Thompson’s 3rd addition to Winfield: $400.
                                               LITIGATION’S LONG LIST.
                                    Trial Docket Cowley County District Court,
                                  September Term, 1885, Commencing Sept. 1st.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
1922. J A Field & Co vs Brotherton & Silver. D. C. Beach for plaintiff; Jennings & Troup for defendant.
2157. Morrison Implement Co vs Hiram Brotherton et al. D. C. Beach for plaintiff. Jennings & Troup for defendant.
Brotherton has a new child, a girl...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
And now it is H. Brotherton who don’t know whether he’s afoot or horseback. His jubilancy, too, is not through any Republican election victory. Oh, no! It’s a girl, and Hiram thought he’d keep very mum and fool our reporter. But he caught on, even if it was two days afterwards.
                                                     THE JUSTICE MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Marion Implement Company vs. Brotherton & Silver. Dismissed as per stipulation on file.
                                                     THE JUSTICE MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Field & Co., St. Louis agricultural implement firm vs. Brotherton & Silver. Jury empaneled and evidence started, and pending a motion to one of the defendants’ answer, a compromise was effected and the jury dismissed, Brotherton & Silver agreeing to pay $87.50.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
                                                       Brotherton & Silver,
                                                     THE OLD RELIABLE
                                                 Seed and Implement House,
                        All kinds of FLOUR AND GARDEN SEEDS, Fresh and New.
                                                    Agricultural Implements.
                                    A large stock at Lowest Prices and Easy Terms.
                                            North Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.



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