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Henry Brown Family

[Note: RKW with the help of Jana Brown, wife of Robert A. Brown, banker at Arkansas City, news clippings, etc., was able to reconstruct the beginnings of the “Henry Brown Family” that settled in Winfield. An article is found on page 134 of the Cowley County Heritage book concerning the Henry Brown Family.]
The following is a brief recap of information relative to Henry Brown and family.
The full name of “Henry Brown” was “John Henry Brown.” He was born 1829 in the state of New York. He was married for the first time to Rhoda A., whose maiden name is not known. By his first wife he had two sons: Lewis (born 1863) and Addison (born 1866). By his second wife, Charlotte Maxson Brown, he had another son: Ralph A. Brown, born on Tuesday, July 20, 1880.
Henry Brown settled in Lawrence when he was sixteen years old. He was the sheriff of Douglas County when the Quantrill Raid took place in August 1863.  The Kansas Weekly Tribune, published in Lawrence, Kansas, commented on August 27, 1863, that the fires had been put out in Lawrence after the raid. Sheriff Brown’s wife, Rhoda, was able to extinguish the fire kindled to burn down their residence on three successive occasions during the time that Sheriff Henry Brown was concealed under the floor. After living in Lawrence for seventeen years, where he was a warm, personal friend of Jim Lane and other prominent figures in the early history of Kansas, Henry Brown and family moved to Pueblo, Colorado. In June 1878 Henry Brown, about forty-nine years of age, moved with his second wife, Charlotte, and two sons (Lewis and Addison) to Winfield, Kansas, where he and Quincy A. Glass became partners in a drug store formerly owned by B. Frank Baldwin. Henry Brown, almost sixty-eight years of age, died on June 16, 1896. His remains were taken to Lawrence, Kansas, where he was buried beside the grave of his first wife.
Lewis Brown, born in 1863, was married on January 13, 1886, to Lena Walrath at the home of the bride’s brother and sister, C. Collins, located at 821 Menor in Winfield. Mr. Collins at that time was in charge of a livery stable located at 114 West 9th Avenue in Winfield. Henry Brown sold the drug store to Lewis at a later date. Lewis Brown later moved to Hutchinson, Kansas, where he died.
Addison Brown, born in 1866, was in business in Kansas City, Missouri, with Henry Brown’s old partner, Quincy A. Glass, when his father died in 1896. Addison remained a citizen of Kansas City until his death.
Ralph A. Brown, born in 1880, married Mabel Clarkson on May 18, 1904. The Clarkson family was involved with a flour mill in Winfield that was called “Tunnel Mill” when it first started in 1872 under the first proprietors, Koehler and Covert. Ralph Brown and family moved to Arkansas City in 1904.
Brown, Henry, 52; spouse, Charlotte, 41.
Brown & Son, druggists, 805 Main
Brown Henry, drugs, residence 805 Main
Brown Lewis, drugs, residence 805 Main

                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
B. F. Baldwin has sold out his stock of drugs and books to Messrs. Brown & Glass, and retires from business. This is mainly on account of his health, which has become much impaired during his active business life in this place. His gentlemanly address and genial smile will be sadly missed at the counter by his numerous warm friends and customers, but he will remain with us and attend to his property interests.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
The new firm of Brown & Glass, who succeed to the business of B. F. Baldwin, is composed of Mr. Henry Brown, late of Pueblo, Colorado, and Mr. Quincy A. Glass, late of Chicago. Mr. Brown is one of the early settlers of Kansas, having lived at Lawrence for seventeen years and having taken an active part in the early Kansas struggles. He is a gentleman of good address and will please his customers. Mr. Glass is an experienced druggist, having been in the business from early boyhood. He is a pleasant gentleman, and the new firm will sustain the popularity of the house.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
                                                        BROWN & GLASS,
                                                         SUCCESSORS TO
                                                           B. F. BALDWIN
                                                             DEALERS IN
And in fact everything kept in a first class Drug Store, and all goods warranted genuine.
Physicians’ prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours of the day or night.
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.
Ed. Clisbee has a young alligator at Brown & Glass’ drug store.
Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.
DR. F. M. COOPER, ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Prompt attention given to all calls in the city and adjacent country. Chronic and Nervous diseases specially treated. Office at his residence, southwest part of town (Manning’s addition). Order slate at Brown & Glass’ drug store.
Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.
                                                      The Normal Institute.
The Normal Institute opened with the following teachers in attendance.
Professor John B. Holbrook, conductor.
Professor George W. Robinson, instructor.
Superintendent R. C. Story, instructor.

From Winfield: Margie K. Wallis, Lewis Brown, Pella Bradish, Nannie McGee, Mattie E. Walters, Ella Hunt, Henrietta King, Alice Pyburn, Lusetta Pyburn, Amy Robertson, C. C. Critz, Maggie Stansberry, T. J. Floyd, Sarah E. Davis, Sarah E. Aldrich, Ray Nauman, Mary A. Bryant, Ioa Roberts, Mattie E. Minnihan, John Bower, R. A. O’Neill, Lizzie T. Wallis, Sarah Hodges, Alice Bullock, Ella Freeland, Mina C. Johnson, W. Trevett, J. D. Hunt, G. B. Richmond, Nellie M. Aldrich, Hattie F. Finch, Celina Bliss, Samuel Davis, Ida Carey, Ella Stewart, Allie Klingman, Fannie Pontious, A. B. Taylor, M. D. Snow.
Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
                                                    Teachers’ Examination.
Winfield: Lewis Brown, Ella Hunt, Henrietta King, Alice Pyburn, Pella Bradish, Nannie McGee, Amy Robertson, C. C. Critz, Maggie Stansberry, T. J. Floyd, Sarah E. Davis, Sarah E. Aldrich, Ray Nauman, Mary A. Bryant, Ioa Roberts, Mattie E. Minnihan, John Bower, R. A. O’Neill, Alice Bullock, Ella Freeland, W. Trevett, J. D. Hunt, G. B. Richmond, Hattie F. Finch, Celina Bliss, Samuel Davis, Ida Carey, Allie Klingman, Fannie Pontious, A. B. Taylor, Warren Miller, Hattie McKinlay, Mrs. P. B. Seibert, Mrs. S. E. Litton, G. C. Whitelock, L. McKinlay, ’Squire Humble.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
                                      Items From The Arkansas City Traveler.
Brown & Glass, of Winfield, the genial successors to B. F. Baldwin, are doing an immense business in the drug line, it being almost impossible to close the store on Sunday. Ed. Clisbee, the most popular drug clerk in the town, has just returned from a visit to Topeka, and is at the prescription case day and night.
Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.
                          Office of the Secretary of the Walnut Valley Fair Association.
                                           WINFIELD, KANS., Oct. 18, 1878.
To the officers, stockholders, and patrons of the above named association: I have the honor to submit herewith a detailed statement of the receipts and disbursements of the association from its organization to the present time, as per order of the Executive Board dated Oct. 17th, 1878. Brown & Glass, stationery.
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
                                                            J. H. O’BRIEN,
                                                  Plastering & Cistern Building.
Boards at Mrs. Whitehead’s, one door north of Brown & Glass drug store.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
We called on Brown & Glass, Monday, and found displayed there the finest display of holiday goods ever brought to this city, consisting of Bohemian Glass and china ware, Holiday Books, Albums, Fancy Toilet Goods, etc. Give them a call.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
BROWN & GLASS deal in drugs, paints, oils, books, stationery, etc. They have an immense stock and do a very large business. Brown does up things brown, and Glass is of the “can’t break ‘em” kind. Customers are always pleased when dealing at this house.
Lou (Lewis) Brown...

Winfield Courier, February 13, 1879.
The young friends of Mr. Lou Brown surprised him with a delightful party last Friday evening. About twenty persons were in attendance.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1879.
                        BROWN & GLASS, SUCCESSORS TO B. F. BALDWIN
Dealers in Pure Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass, Putty, School Books. A large assortment of Notions, Blank Books, Stationery, Toilet Sets, Perfumery, Fine Soaps, Tobacco, Cigars, Trusses, Shoulder Braces, Plain and fancy Lamps, Lamp Chimneys. Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
                                                          DRUG STORES.
McCommon & Harter.
Brown & Glass.
Ed. G. Cole.
J. Fleming.
Giles Bros.
Johnston & Lockwood.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1879.
BLACK FRONT.—Lofland is still on hand at the old stand, 2 doors south of Brown & Glass, and sells as cheap as ever. A large assortment of sugars, coffees, teas, etc., always on hand. Go and see him and carry home some of that sugar: 12 pounds for $1.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
Mr. Stiles, the agent of the Adams Express company, is in town, and will rent an office as soon as possible. Mr. Stiles has been the agent of the Adams company at Pueblo, Colorado, for several years, and had some acquaintance with Dr. Van Doren and druggist Brown, while there. He had heard so many and such favorable reports of Winfield, while in Pueblo, that he concluded to come here as soon as possible and see for himself.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1879.
An advertisement of Brown & Glass, our popular druggists, will be found in this paper. Since they assumed control of this establishment, it has lost none of its popularity, but is still the center of the drug trade in Winfield.
Mrs. (?) Brown on Elm Row...
Mrs. Brown, on Elm Row, assisted by Mrs. Dr. Black and Mrs. E. P. Hickok.
Winfield Courier, January 8, 1880.
The firm of Brown & Glass has been dissolved, Mr. Glass retiring, and Messrs. Brown & Son continuing the business.
Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.
The handsome gilt sign in town now swings over the entrance to Henry Brown’s drug store.

Winfield Courier, January 29, 1880.
Henry Brown is bound to have the best drug store in town. He has thoroughly renovated and refitted the store inside and out, and is putting in a stock of drugs never before equaled in Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
Henry Brown’s residence on 10th Avenue purchased for erection 2nd ward schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.
The school board has purchased the quarter block of Henry Brown, on 10th avenue, Manning’s addition, on which to erect the second ward schoolhouse.
Winfield Courier, May 13, 1880.
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.
Mr. Henry Brown is improving rapidly and is again able to attend to business.
Louie (Lewis) Brown...
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
Mr. Louie [Lewis] Brown returned from a trip to his old home near Lawrence Saturday.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
WALL PAPER: Trimmed free of charge at HENRY BROWN’S drug store.
Henry Brown has another son...
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1880.
Birth. Mrs. Henry Brown presented our worthy druggist with a twelve pound boy Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. J. C. Peck of Indiana, sister of Mrs. Henry Brown, pays visit...
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
Mrs. J. C. Peck, of Ligonier, Indiana, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Brown, for the past five weeks. She returned home on last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
With the earliest settlers of Winfield, came Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, since which time their hospitable home has been a favorite with our society people.

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. Lundy, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Shrieves, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Millington, Mrs. Huston, Miss McCommon, Wirt W. Walton, and J. R. Conklin.
Refreshments were served to the satisfaction and praise of all, and not until a late hour came the “good nights” and the departure of friends for their homes, each of whom will not soon forget the pleasant evening with Mr. and Mrs. Millington. Daily Telegram.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Col. McMullen and lady entertained a number of friends at their home last week. The elegant parlors were comfortably filled, and we, at least, passed a pleasant evening. Those present were: Mayor and Mrs. Lynn, Rev. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Prof. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Loose, Mr. and Mrs. John Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mrs. Buck and son, of Emporia, and Mr. Harris, of Bushnell, Illinois.
Question: Could Edith L. Brown be daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown???
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, January 1st, 1881, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. Frank C. Bixby, of Pueblo, Colorado, and Miss Edith L. Brown, of this county.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
MR. AND MRS. J. C. FULLER. Socially this has been one of the gayest winters in the history of our city. Almost every week has been made pleasant by a social gathering of some sort or other. One of the most pleasant of these was the reception by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller last Friday evening. The guests were many and the arrangements for their entertainment were complete.
Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Loose, Mr. and Mrs. James Harden, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges. Dr. and Mrs. VanDoren, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. Eastman, Rev. and Mrs. T. F. Borcher, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, Dr. and Mrs. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Short, Dr. and Mrs. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Shrieves, Mr. and Mrs. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hamil­ton, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Fuller, Rev. and Mrs. Hyden, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Williams, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Mullen, Miss Mary Stewart, Miss May Williams, Father Kelly, O. F. Boyle, and Charles Fuller.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.

Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, assisted by Miss Clara Brass, received a number of their friends last Tuesday evening, among whom were Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. Tresize, Mr. and Mrs. Horn­ing, Mr. and Mrs. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Sydal, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown. The supper was magnificent, and the evening passed in the most jovial and pleasant manner. The host and hostess, by their graceful and unassuming ways, made all feel in the happiest humor.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
                                                     CRYSTAL WEDDING.
Mr. and Mrs. Shrieves celebrated the 15th anniversary of their marriage by inviting their friends to attend their crystal wedding on Tuesday evening, February 8th. Accord­ingly a merry party filled the omnibuses and proceeded to their residence, one mile east of town, and spent an evening of unal­loyed pleasure. Mrs. Shrieves, assisted by her sisters, Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Wm. Shrieves, entertained their guests in a graceful and pleasant manner. Although invitation cards announced no presents, a few of the most intimate friends pre­sented some choice little articles in remembrance of the occa­sion.
The following were present: Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Butler, Miss Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robin­son, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Dr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Rev. and Mrs. Hyden, Rev. and Mrs. Platter, Mrs. Houston, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson, Rev. and Mrs. Borchers, Mr. and Mrs. Meech, Mr. and Mrs. Millhouse, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Mr. Hendricks, and John Roberts.
Winfield Courier, April 7, 1881.
On last Thursday evening was gathered in the magnificent salons of M. L. Robinson one of the largest parties which have assembled in Winfield this past season. The honors of the occasion were conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood in the most graceful and pleasing manner, making each of the guests feel delighted and happy. A new departure was made in the hour for reception which we cannot too highly commend, that of substituting 7 o’clock for the late hours which usually prevail, but the habits of some were so confirmed that they could not get around until nine o’clock. The banquet was excellent beyond our power of description. Nothing was wanting to render it perfect in all its appointments. At a reasonable hour the guests retired, expressing the warmest thanks to their kind hostesses and hosts for the pleasures of the evening. The following are the names of the guests as we now remember them.
Miss Nettie McCoy, Mrs. Huston, Mrs. S. H. Myton, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Eastman, Mrs. Ticer, Mr. M. G. Hodges, Mr. C. A. Bliss, Mr. W. C. Robinson, Mr. W. A. Smith, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Loose, Mrs. Herrington, Mr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Platter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harden, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Dever, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Barclay, Mrs. W. F. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. F. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read.

Brown & Son removing old Whitehead building; putting up a stone and brick building...
Winfield Courier, April 28, 1881.
Workmen are busy tearing away the brick barber shop and moving the Wallis & Wallis store room to make room for the fine stone store to be erected immediately. Brown & Son will also put up a handsome stone and brick building, and are already removing the old Whitehead building.
New drug store: 23 x 77, two stories and basement, stone with brick front...
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
                                                      Prohibition in Kansas.
                                How It Has Killed Winfield and Cowley County!
      Statements of Businessmen of Winfield and Leading Citizens of Cowley County,
                                          Kansas, in Relation to the Situation.
                                                   HENRY BROWN & SON,
Druggists and Booksellers: Don’t think our trade is quite so good as it was a year ago, but it is very good, much better than we expected. Our trade would be much better ordinarily, but there is very little call for medicines and almost no sickness in the county. Physicians are all complaining of little business. We are going to take out a license, and sell for legitimate purposes in a legitimate way, and the prohibitory law will not affect this part of our trade in any way. We like the law and are going to support it. We have commenced to build a new house for our business. It will be 23 x 77, two stories and basement, of Winfield stone with brick front, iron columns, and plate glass, and will cost $3,500.
Lewis Brown???...
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.
In the matter of the proceedings of Lewis Brown, order granted.
Original occupant of lot on which Brown built new drug store: Myton...
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.

On the fourth page of this paper will be found an advertise­ment that is perhaps as familiar to our readers as the heading of the paper. It was set for the tenth number of the COURIER and stands to-day substantially the same as it was originally put up. Once in a while as a letter became damaged or worn out, it has been replaced by a better one, and sometimes the smashing of two or three “A’s” or “U’s” has necessitated the changing of a whole line. When the “ad” was first inserted, the advertiser occupied a little, old building, we believe, on the site of Brown and Son’s new drug store, and was carrying about a seven or eight hundred dollar stock. To-day he does business in a large brick and stone building, carries a fifty thousand dollar stock, and is as familiarly known throughout the county as the paper which he has so materially aided in building up. When this “ad” was first inserted, the COURIER had a circulation of one hundred and fifty. The price the advertiser agreed to pay was about six times the regular rates. His argument was: “If we ever have a town, we must have a newspaper to help boost us, and a printer can’t live on wind anymore than I can.” The advertiser also subscribed for about one twelfth of the circulation of the paper. Not satisfied with this, he induced many others to subscribe and contribute support. The “ad” is still running at the same rate at which it was first charged, which is now much less than our regular price, as instead of one hundred and fifty, we now circulate over eighteen hundred copies. The “ad” has brought us since its commencement six hundred and twenty dollars, and S. H. Myton is the person who paid it.
AD:                                                      S. H. MYTON,
                                                                 Dealer in
                                                   Hardware, Stoves, Tinware,
                                                      Agricultural Implements,
                                         John Deere and Garden City Stirring and
                                                            Breaking Plows.
                                          Buckeye Drill for Sewing in Cornstalks.
                                    THE CELEBRATED TAYLOR AND FURST,
                                         AND BRADLEY BULKY HAY RAKE.
                                                   Bain’s Celebrated Wagons,
                                       GROCERS’ AND PLATFORM SCALES,
                                                           -A FULL LINE-
                                       OF SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE,
                                Glass, Putty, Pumps, Road Scrapers, Iron, Steel, etc.
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, June 9, 1881.
Messrs. Beaton & Conner are doing an immense lot of building this spring. They now have on hand and are pushing forward the McDougall building, the Brown building, the Wallis building, and the Gridley building. They are splendid mechanics.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
Henry Brown’s new building walls are up to the first story.
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.
                                                   Henry Brown & Son: $5.00.
Winfield Courier, July 14, 1881.
Henry Brown’s new drug store will soon be completed, and is an ornament to the city.
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
AD.                                     THE OLD ESTABLISHED HOUSE

                                                         HENRY BROWN!
Has the most complete and freshest stock of DRUGS in the city. A Large Stock of White Lead and Prepared Paints. We have in stock all the latest School Books Adopted by the various Boards of the county. My stock of NOTIONS and STATIONERY is Complete.
We have complied with the provisions of the existing temper­ance laws and are the ONLY LICENSED DRUGGISTS in Winfield. My customers can be assured of the best goods at the Lowest Prices. HENRY BROWN.
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
Brown & Son are finishing their store room in a very artis­tic manner. John Craine is doing the work.
Winfield Courier, August 18, 1881.
There are more than 100 houses in the city at the present time that are occupied for business purposes. The majority of these are built of brick with stone foundations and stone fronts, some three and some two stories high.
Among the new business houses that are being built are the following.
Brettun Hotel: $35,000
H. Brown & Son’s drug store: $4,000
Wallis & Wallis grocery store: $4,000
H. Gridley, business house: $3,500
Curns & Manser (brick, stone front): $10,000
G. L. Rhodes (brick, stone front): $2,000
S. H. Myton will build a new house soon.
An addition is being built to the courthouse, and a heavy fire and burglar proof safe will be put in. The grounds are being planted with trees and will be ornamented with drives, grottoes, etc.
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
Henry Brown & Son’s grand drug store is fast approaching completion and is an ornament to the city.
Winfield Courier, September 1, 1881.
Brown & Son commenced moving into their elegant new drug store Tuesday. This is one of the most complete and nicely arranged buildings in the country.
D. F. Best took over old drug store...
Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.
D. F. Best has removed to the old Brown drug store.
Winfield Courier, September 22, 1881.
D. F. Best has moved his stock of sewing machines into the building lately occupied by Brown & Son.
Mrs. Smith of New York visits her sister, Mrs. Henry Brown...
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
Mrs. Smith, of Wayne County, New York, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Brown.
Cowley County Courant, November 24, 1881.

                                   WALL PAPER in all the latest designs and styles.
                                   School Books of every variety used in the county.
                                All popular Patent Medicines in complete assortment.
We also keep in stock the most complete assortment of Window Glass to be found anywhere.
                                                    Paints, Oils and Varnish­es.
                                                Splendid Line of Choice Cigars.
Having moved into our elegant new store room, we are now able to show the trade of Winfield and Cowley County the most complete line of goods ever opened in Southern Kansas.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
Early in the week Hudson Bros., will remove their jewelry store temporarily to the building next to Brown’s drug store, where Best now is, and will begin the erection of a large and commodious store building on the site of their present store. Until this is completed, their old customers will find them at Brown’s old stand.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
                                                           Hudson Brothers.
Whatever may be said, complimentary or otherwise, of our old friend, Robert Hudson, we have this to say, that he has done more for Winfield in one respect than any other man. In the early days of this town he brought here five boys and four girls, who have grown up among us and become valued, esteemed, and respected citizens. The girls are young women of refinement, good sense, and cultivated tastes, and the boys are ingenious mechanics, and honorable, industrious, enterprising, and reliable young men in every way. Few families have had the fortune to acquire in any community so good a standing without a stain. Three of the boys are the proprietors of the Hudson Bros. Jewelry House, which moves this week to the building next south of Brown’s drug store.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
AD. WE ARE NOT BUSTED, Bur are only removing our Jewelry Store across the street NEXT TO BROWN’S DRUG STORE, Where we will be found until the completion of our NEW BUILDING! Which will be erected immediately on the site of the old store. In order to hold our trade and be ready to go into the new store with an entirely NEW STOCK! We will for the next ninety days sell Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, and Silverware at NET COST!
Some rare bargains are offered and the public should lose no time in examining the stock and selecting what they need. Every house in Cowley County should be furnished with a time piece, and never gain will the people have such an opportunity to buy them at such prices as we now offer.
Remember the place, next to Brown’s drug store, with D. F. Best. HUDSON BROS.
Mrs. Brown...
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.

The Presbyterian Church is in need of some interior repairing and the ladies have decided to have it papered as well. To gain the money for such purpose, they held a Paper Festival at the Opera House on Tuesday evening, which was a decided success. The hall was beautifully decorated and the tables were temptingly arrayed. A number of young ladies were dressed in becoming costumes of paper. At the paper booth Mrs. Bahntge, a charming Rosebud in red and green tissue presided, assisted by Miss Amanda Scothorn representing a glowing Poppy, Miss Lizzie Wallis, a blushing sweet Carnation, Miss Jennie Hane, “The Queen of Flowers,” the Rose, and Miss Jessie Millington a gorgeous Sunflower, attracted much attention. They sold all manner of pretty paper trifles, fans, parasols, and baskets.
Miss Ida Johnson, Nina Anderson, and Anna Hyde sold button hole bouquets, and other flowers, and wore also beautiful paper dresses and were a success.
The Tea booth probably attracted more attention than anything else. Each person who purchased a cup of tea was presented with the cup and saucer containing it, but the attraction was the ladies who attended and poured the tea. They were Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Shrieves, and Mrs. Spotswood.
Miss Margie Wallis and Chas. Bahntge made lots of fun selling soap bubbles at five cents a blow.
A bevy of bright young ladies, in fancy caps and aprons, attended at the fancy tables, and sold all manner of pretty things made by the ladies of the Ladies Aid Society. They were: Misses Mary Shivers, Mate and Belle Linn, Mattie and Mary Gibson, Emma Howland, and Ella Johnson.
“Rebecca at the well,” was successfully carried out by Mrs. Buckman, who sold gallons of choice lemonade.
Ice cream and cake were sold by the quantity and, although not a new feature, was none the less a profitable one. Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Kretsinger, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Allen, and Mrs. VanDoren attended at one table while Mrs. Green, Mrs. Caton, Mrs. Manser, Mrs. Schofield, and Mrs. Cochran attended at the other.
The gross receipts of the evening were $130. The ladies also had a dinner at the Opera House Wednesday noon, but we have not been able to learn what success attended it.
Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.
Lewis Brown brought us in a beautiful bouquet of Oleander blossoms, Tuesday. They have the finest tree we have ever seen.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
Mr. Strahan, of New York, will soon open a notion store in his building one door south of Brown & Son’s.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.
Ad showed bargains in Ladies’ Hose, Letter Paper, Gent’s Hose, Tinware, Hickory shirts, blue flannel shirts, colored shirts, picture frames, carpenter’s brace, small saws, day books, ledgers, legal cap. Order books, inks, mucilage, writing pencils, pen holders, overalls, cuff buttons, perfumery, gent’s furnishing goods, hair oil, etc.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
                                                      About Horse Medicine.

T. H. Jackson, the famous horse-medicine man and proprietor of “Jackson’s Common Sense Liniment,” has been in the city several days—not for his health, as many might suppose, but to push his Liniment and to introduce his new “Common Sense Renovating Powder,” for pink-eye, coughs, colds, and worms in horses. The powders are not put up for chickens, goats, dogs, and to cure the ills of the whole animal kingdom, but are exclusively and emphatically for the purposes set forth above. We have interviewed several of our liverymen on the subject. W. L. Hands says: “Jackson’s Liniment is indispensable in my barn. It saves me hundreds of dollars a year, and never fails of a quick and permanent cure. If the powders do as well as the liniment, they will be of greatest benefit to horsemen.” Jas. H. Vance, of Major & Vance livery stable, says: “There is no use of talking, Jackson’s liniment is the best thing out. It cures sprains and bruises on a horse every time. The renovating powders, if they are equally as effective, will do wonders for horse flesh.” J. N. Harter says that the sale of Jackson’s Liniment is greater and gives better satisfaction than all the other liniments in the market. Druggist Brown also recommends it highly. It is for sale by them and all druggists.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
                [ON FRONT PAGE...Samples of “Cures” advertised in paper constantly.]
Pulmonaro. Is a Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry, etc., and for the Speedy Cure of all Throat and Lung diseases cannot be excelled; for Incipient Consumption, it is a certain cure—it also affords great relief to Consumptive patients in advanced stages of the disease. If you have a Cough or Cold, this remedy will cure you in every instance. It does not dry up the Cough and leave the Inflammation behind, but loosens the phlegm and relaxes the tissues, enabling nature to assist in effecting a cure. Price 25 and 50 cents. For sale by Brown & Son.
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.
                                  Not on Petition Against Prohibition: Brown & Son.
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.
Henry Brown was a member of coroner’s jury relative to the hanging of Cobb, the man who killed Sheriff Shenneman...
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.

                             The Evidence Before the Coroner’s Jury and the Verdict.
The investigation by the Coroner on the body of young Cobb was commenced Thursday morning and lasted until Friday noon. The courtroom was constantly thronged with people during the inquest. The Coroner secured the services of Judge Tipton as attorney and David C. Beach as clerk. Below we give a synopsis of the evidence.
The following is the verdict of the Coroner’s jury.
“An investigation began at Winfield, in Cowley County, Kansas, on the first day of February, 1883, and continued to February second, before me, H. L. Wells, Coroner of said  county, on the body of Charles Cobb, there lying dead, by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed. The said jurors, upon their oaths, do say, That the said Charles Cobb came to his death on the morning of February first, 1883, by being hung by the neck from the R. R. bridge of the K. C. L. and S. R. R. across the Walnut River, in Cowley County, Kansas, at the hands of parties unknown to the jury. In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their hands, this 2nd day of February, 1883. T. R. Bryan, A. E. Baird, James A. Cooper, S. C. Smith, Henry Brown, A. D. Hendricks.
“Attest: H. L. Wells, Coroner.”
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.
                                               Brown & Son Contributed $2.00.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.
AD. BROWN & SON are handling the KING PAINT, ready mixed, the best Paint ever manufactured. It will never wear off and has a much clearer, brighter color than the lead paints commonly used. There has been too much shoddy paint thrown on the market and THE KING is rapidly showing its superiority. When purchasing paints, don’t fail to use it. Their stock of WALL PAPER is large and embraces the latest designs. Everything kept in stock pertaining to a FIRST CLASS DRUG STORE.
Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.
The ladies of the Christian Church, desiring to assist in furnishing the new church building,  will have ice cream and cake on sale Friday and Saturday evenings, 20th and 21st inst., at the room recently vacated by Miller, Dix & Co., one door south of Strahan’s on Main Street, two doors south of Brown’s drugstore. All are invited to come and partake.
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
Messrs. Brown & Son have a mechanical circus on exhibition in their store. It has horses and riders going at full tilt, and is an advertisement for a new cigar. The cigar is better than the circus.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
                                               CLASS S. MECHANIC ARTS.
                 Best display extracts and perfumery, H. Brown & Son, city, 1st premium.

Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Miss Emma R. Bristol was in this city last Friday and exhibited at the COURIER office a line of plants, flowers, and bulbs from the conservatories of the Bristol Sisters, Topeka, Kansas. Through some error her notice was not received until shortly before she arrived, and our citizens were not advertised of her coming and therefore not many called on her. She left a few samples for sale at Brown & Son’s drugstore.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Handsome albums at Brown & Son’s.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained a large number of friends at their elegant home Friday evening. It was a pleasant company and the hospitality was highly enjoyed. Among those present were Mayor & Mrs. Emerson, Mr. & Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. Hickok, Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Mann, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Millington, Mr. & Mrs. Silliman, Mr. & Mrs. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. Tomlin, Mr. & Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Greer, Mr. & Mrs. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. & Mrs. Dr. Green, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. & Mrs. Branham. Also, Mr. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. Albro, Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Foos, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Ripley, of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Judge Buck of Emporia. These evening gatherings are becoming quite a feature in our social life, and nowhere are they more heartily enjoyed than at Mr. Fuller’s.
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. Rodolf, 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 20, 1883.
Before you buy your Christmas presents, call at Brown & Son’s drug store and see their beautiful line of holiday goods.
The finest stock of albums in the city at Brown & Son’s Drug Store.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                              OUR FAIR.
                                   The Stockholders Meet and Elect a New Board.
                                                         A Splendid Record.

On Monday afternoon the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association met in the Opera House for the purpose of re-organizing the Board of Directors for the year 1884, and receiving reports of the condition and doings of the Association for the year. About seventy-five stockholders, representing nearly all of the subscribed stock, were present.
                                            Henry Brown had one share of stock.
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.
                                          Henry Brown & Son contributed $2.50.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
AD. “HACKMETACK,” a lasting and fragrant perfume. Price 25 and 50 cents. For sale by Brown & Son.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
AD. SHILOR’S CURE WILL immediately relieve Croup, Whooping Cough, and Bronchitis. For sale by Brown & Son.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
AD. FOR DYSPEPSIA and Liver complaint, you have a printed guarantee on every bottle of Shiloh’s Vitalizer. It never fails to cure. For sale by Brown & Son.
Lewis Brown ill...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Mr. Lewis Brown has been ill and confined to his bed during the past week, but is now improving.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1884.
Mr. Lewis Brown is still low with malarial fever.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
Lewis Brown, after a four weeks struggle with typhoid fever, is now improving and about out of danger.

Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
Oscar Rice, son of Gen. J. H. Rice, of the Fort Scott Monitor, has taken a position in this city with Brown & Son.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
Lewis Brown is once more able to walk around some, after an illness of nearly two months, though still quite feeble.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Mrs. Mary Haggart, of Indianapolis, will deliver the third lecture in the course of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union on next Thursday evening at the Opera House. Tickets will be on sale at Brown & Son’s drug store.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
Brown & Son have put in a fine new three thousand pound safe, the latest improved.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
The Justly Famous KING PAINT. WARRANTED. Don’t use lead and oil which chalks off in this climate in two years, when you can buy KING PAINT, which will last a life time. For sale by BROWN & SON, Druggists, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
                                                   FARMERS, ATTENTION!
HOG CHOLERA POWDERS, Put up by the famous veterinarian, Dr. Jas. Haas. Sure cure for hog cholera. Also Dr. Haas’ Colic & Epizootic Powders, for horses, and blackleg cure for cattle. Dr. Haas’ skill as a veterinarian is world wide and these medicines are the results of a large experience in, and close study of, these common diseases of domestic animals. They are sure cure. For sale by BROWN & SON, Druggists, Winfield, Kansas.
Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
TO BE MARRIED. Mr. Jas. S. Tull and Miss Lizzie Palmer, of Cambridge, will be married in that place this evening at the home of the bride. A party of young folks from this city will be present, composed of Misses Ida McDonald, Anna Hunt, Jennie Lowry, Leota Gary, and Mrs. Bishop; and Messrs. James Lorton, Lewis Brown, Will C. Barnes, Frank Robinson, and Frank H. Greer.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
This is certainly a world of invention. The latest wonder to come to light is a glass lamp wick, made of the finest threads of glass. It will last for years, needs no trimming, and never heats up like the common wicks. Brown & Son have its exclusive sale.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
Brown & Son are always up with the procession. The latest improvement is the artistic painting of their store-room front.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
                                               H. Brown listed as a stockholder.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY; ANYONE wishing to obtain a copy of the Scriptures, who is unable to pay for it, can have the same by applying at the Depository, Brown & Son’s Drug Store.
Mrs. Henry Brown visited by Mrs. Wm. Ingersoll of Colorado...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
Mrs. Wm. Ingersoll, of Pueblo, Colorado, is visiting in the city with Mrs. H. Brown.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
Go to H. Brown & Son for your school books.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
                                           61. City of Winfield vs. Henry Brown.
Mrs. Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
Mrs. H. Brown is spending this week with friends in Wichita.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1884.
Mrs. E. Houston, Mrs. H. Brown, Mrs. Geo. Ordway, and Mrs. J. P. Short spent last week visiting Mrs. Frank Williams and other Wichita friends.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
Clark’s Hog Remedy used by all breeders. Sold and guaranteed by Brown & Son.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
Brown & Son are always up to the times in modern improvements. They have lately added to their already handsome drug store a prescription case of novel and beautiful design, turned out by I. W. Randall of this city. It is very convenient and attractive.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
The “Cowley County Bible Society” held its annual meeting at the Methodist Church last Sunday evening. The old officers, James Kirk, president; John Rowland, secretary; W. R. McDonald, treasurer; and Henry Brown, depositor; were re-elected. An excellent lecture on the Great Book of Books, the Bible, was given by Dr. Kirkwood, followed by remarks from the State agent of the American Bible Society, Rev. J. J. Thompson. About $196 worth of Bibles were distributed by the Cowley society during the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown; Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
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, December 18, 1884.
The following pauper bills were recommended to County Commissioners for payment:
                                                H. Brown & Son, drugs, $2.00.
Lewis Brown; Addison Brown...
                                              The Christmas Night Wedding.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

A large assembly witnessed the marriage of Mr. Fred D. Blackman and Miss Ida M. McDonald, in the Methodist church last Thursday evening. The ceremony was most impressively conducted by Rev. B. Kelly, and the happy couple were attended by Misses Lizzie McDonald and Maude Kelly and Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Lewis Brown, James Lorton, and Charley Dever. The bride was beautifully attired in white satin. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. Robinson, on behalf of the official church board, stepped to the rostrum, and in a very neat speech presented the bride with forty dollars in gold as a token of appreciation of her valuable musical services to the church. At eight o’clock a large number of friends were received at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McDonald, where congratulations, an excellent repast, and general mirth were freely indulged in. The presents were numerous and elegant, and the congratulations hearty. Among the most noticeable presents was a very handsome silver pitcher, presented to Mr. Blackman by his young gentlemen friends. No personal mention of ours could possibly add to the high esteem in which the happy couple are held by all who know them. The COURIER again wishes them happiness and prosperity. We append a list of the principal presents: White velvet hand-painted pin cushion, Miss Belle Lowe; pair of silver napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Millspaugh; picture and easel Madonna, Charles Dever; silver vase, Leota Gary; silver celery stand, Lizzie Graham; silver vase, Minnie Gibson; colored glass with castor, Nettie McCoy; colored glass water set, W. C. Robinson; pair of hand-painted gilt plaques, Lena Walrath; hair ornament, Gracie Oliver; hand-painted velvet banner, Mrs. Leavitt; bracket lambrequin, Jessie Millington; hand-painted hammered brass plaque, Miss Anna Hunt; beveled-edge French plate mirror with Hammered Brass frame, M. Hahn; gold-lined individual silver butter dishes, Miss Delia Lisk; set silver teaspoons, sugar spoon, and butter knife, Lizzie and Margie Wallis and Maggie Taylor; Russia leather photograph album, Lewis and Addison Brown; one-half dozen China fruit plates, Lucy Tomlin; one set silver spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Robbins and Miss Carrie Tillotson, Aurora, Illinois; China salt and pepper bottles, Mr. and Misses Rev. Kelly; silver cake basket, Ida Johnston; silver fruit basket, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Miner; silver berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy and Miss Lydia Young; large mounted silver water pitcher and mug, E. H. Nixon, M. H. Ewart, Geo. Headrick, James Lorton, and M. J. O’Meara; silver tea-set and waiter, bride’s parents.
                                        Brown & Son. Drugs and Fancy Goods.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The elegant drug house of Brown & Son never fails to attract. In addition to the finest building in Southern Kansas, their stock is unsurpassed, embracing everything, fresh and pure, in drugs, together with an excellent stock of fancy notions and paints. They have recently had constructed one of the handsomest prescription cases in the West. With a thorough knowledge of the business and honorable manner of dealing, they stand prominent among our pioneer firms.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
                                             AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY.
ANY ONE wishing to obtain a copy of the Scriptures, who is unable to pay for it, can have the same by applying at the Depository, Brown & Son’s Drug Store.
Lewis Brown...
                                                  A DELIGHTFUL PARTY.
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.
Addison Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.

The annual masquerade party of the Winfield Social Club has been the crowning social event of every winter for years past, and the one at the Opera House last Thursday evening was all that past successors could have spoken for it—in fact, many pronounce it superior to preceding ones in selectness and refinement of conduct. It was free from the promiscuous crowd and jam that usually characterize such gatherings, there being just maskers enough to fill the floor nicely and make dancing most enjoyable. The characters represented were varied and unique, elicited much admiration from the large number of spectators, and we regret our lack of space to mention each in detail. Following are the names of the maskers and the characters represented.
Ladies: Miss Nellie Cole, Cerus; Miss Mattie Harrison, Milk Maid; Miss Iowa Roberts, Water Nymph; Miss A. Marks, Wichita, Fancy Costume; Miss Leota Gary, Flower Girl; Mrs. J. L. Horning, Ghost; Miss Nina Anderson, Fancy Costume; Misses Emma and Mattie Emerson, Fancy Costumes; Miss Anna Hyde, Spanish Lady; Miss Sarah Kelly, Fancy Costume; Miss Carrie Anderson, Fancy Costume; Mrs. Ed. Cole, Folly; Mrs. Lovell Webb, Cards; Mrs. D. Rodocker, Daily News; Mrs. George Dresser, Sailor Girl; Miss Mattie Kinne, Frost; Miss Jennie Snow, Cotton Girl; Miss Hulda Goldsmith, Flower Girl; Miss Jennie Lowry, Butterfly; Miss Hattie Stolp, Fancy Costume; Miss Ida Johnston, Music; Miss Lou Clarke, Fancy Costume.
Gentlemen: B. W. Matlack, Jumping Jack; Dr. C. C. Green, Monkey and Dude; Everett Schuler, British Artilleryman; Eli Youngheim, Humpty Dumpty; Eugene Wallis, Noble Red Man; Ed. McMullen, Phillip’s Best; F. F. Leland, Double-action Pussy and Flying Dutchman; George Read, The Devil; Fred Ballein, Hamlet; D. A. Sickafoose, Page; Frank Weaverling, Mexican; A. B. Taylor, Indian War Chief; Charles Roberts, Old Uncle Joe; W. J. Hodges, Highlander; Jos. O’Hare, British Officer; Addison Brown, Highlander; J. E. Jones, Sailor; George Schuler, Page; Tom Eaton, O’Donovan Rossa; M. H. Ewart, Page; Jake Goldsmith, Clown; M. J. O’Meara, Humpty Dumpty; S. Kleeman, Black Dude; Laban Moore, Monkey; John Hudson, Clown; Frank K. Grosscup, Spanish Cavalier; A. Snowhill, Prince; A. Gogle, King Henry; Frank H. Greer, Beggar’s Student.
The excellent music of the Winfield orchestra and the experienced prompting of Mr. Chas. Gray, captivated all, while the careful floor managing of Messrs. A. H. Doane and Lacey Tomlin made everything go off without a hitch.
Mrs. Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
The Ladies’ Aid Society of the Presbyterian church meets on the usual day and hour this week with Mrs. Henry Brown.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
The Ladies’ Aid Society, of the Presbyterian church, meets on the usual day and hour, this week with Mrs. Henry Brown.
Mrs. Emma Smith, Mrs. Henry Brown’s sister, leaves for Dakota...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
Mrs. Emma Smith, sister of Mrs. Henry Brown, left for a future home in Dakota last week. In her departure Winfield loses one of its staunchest workers in every good cause. In the temperance work she was especially unceasing. To such women as Mrs. Smith the world owes much for its advancement in everything that leads humanity to a higher and better life.
Addison Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.

A jolly crowd of Winfield’s best young men, composed of Robt. Hudson, Addison Brown, Jas. A. Cairns, W. L. P. Burney, R. J. Brown, Will H. Hodges, Robt. Rogers, James Lorton, and George Reed spent Sunday last in Wellington. Their comparison is largely in favor of the Queen City of Southern Kansas, Winfield.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
The handsome drug emporium of H. Brown & Son is receiving a most artistic decoration this week. Fine paint, beautiful wall paper, etc., have greatly changed the appearance of the room. This is certainly one of the handsomest drug houses in the State.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 2, 1885.
Chronic diarrhea can be immediately controlled and permanently cured by the use of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera, and Diarrhea Remedy. It is made for bowel complaints and nothing else. This medicine can always be depended upon. It stops the pain as soon as taken. It is a vegetable compound—safe in all cases and pleasant to take. It should be kept in every house. Sold by BROWN & SON.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 2, 1885.
Brown & Son deliver gasoline to any part of the city, at 20 cents a gallon.
                                                        HOW IT WORKS.
                                  Whiskey and the Druggists From the Records.
                                            What it Takes to Preserve Health.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
On the 31st day of March all the druggists in the county holding permits filed the applications of the persons to whom they had sold liquor with the probate judge, as provided by the new prohibitory law. The sales only covered part of the month, as the law did not go into effect until the 13th. Each druggist filed with his bunch of liquor applications an affidavit setting forth that they covered each, every, and all sales of intoxicating liquors made by him from the date on which his permit was granted to the 31st of March. The application which the party buying the liquor must make is to the following form:
My name is J. Michael O’Rafferty. I reside at Winfield, postoffice at Winfield; I want one pint of whiskey to be used for medical purposes. Said whiskey is not intended for a beverage, nor to sell or to give away, and is necessary and actually needed for the purpose stated. Said whiskey is for myself and is for medical purposes. The above statement is true. J. MICHAEL O’RAFFERTY, Applicant. Attest: JAMIE G. FAY, Druggist.
This, with the number and date attached, is the only document upon which Mr. O’Rafferty can by any legal construction procure “a drop of the crater” with which to wet his whistle these dry and dusty days. If he happens to indulge too freely, in other words, takes of his self-administered medicine an overdose, he is arrested and must dance to the following interesting passage which occurs about the middle of the new law.
“Every person whose statement as made for the purpose of obtaining intoxicating liquors shall be false in any material matter, or who shall sell or furnish any of the liquors  thereon obtained to others as a beverage, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days.
In other words, he must pay and go to jail both. Then the druggist is made a party to the act and if he winks at Mr. J. Michael O’Rafferty in a suspicious manner and gives out liquor on the statement, is bounced. . .

Skipped the rest of this long article.
Druggists mentioned: S. A. Steinberger, Mowry & Sollitt, Theo. Fairclo, Kellogg & Coombs, R.   . Butterfield, Grimes & Son, E. D. Eddy, at Arkansas City; J. N. Harter, L. M. Williams, Brown & Son, Q. A. Glass, at Winfield.
                                                DISTRICT COURT GRIST.
                      What the Mill of Justice Ground Out During the Past Week.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
In the case of the City against Henry Brown, jury was waived. Case pending.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
A. H. Doane sold another quarter of his block opposite his residence to Henry Brown for fifteen hundred dollars. Good property.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
                                         SOME ONE SHOULD BE NIPPED.
The first full month of business under the new prohibitory law ended on May first. Owing to the enormity of the task in figuring up these returns, THE COURIER is late in presenting them. When and as presented they furnish much food for reflection on the part of persons who care to observe the effects of whiskey on prohibition or prohibition on whiskey. The first bunch of statements tackled was that filled by S. E. Steinberger. It was a very extensive job. He filed five hundred and seventy-five statements, covering 407 pints of whiskey and 159 bottles of beer. Fifty gallons of whiskey in thirty days. This is a rattling good business. Many flourishing saloons would be proud of such a trade. The Chicago market report published in our news columns quotes whiskey as “firm at $1.15.” This is about the kind of whiskey Mr. Steinberger probably sells at never less than seventy-five cents per pint or six dollars a gallon. If it costs him two dollars a gallon, he has cleared at least two hundred dollars on his whiskey and twenty-five on his beer—a nice thing. The most probable thing is that his net profit on his beer and whiskey business was over three hundred dollars for the month. Steinberger this month as last heads the list. The sales at Arkansas City are as follows.
Steinberger, 575 sales, 407 pints whiskey, 150 bottles beer.
Grimes & Son, 438 sales, 172 pints whiskey, 120 bottles beer.
Butterfield, 226 sales, 156 pints whiskey, 8 bottles beer.
Fairclo, 206 sales, 100 pints whiskey, 76 bottles beer.
Mowry & S., 241 sales, 161 pints whiskey, no beer.
Kellogg & Co., 237 sales, 245 pints whiskey, no beer.
Total sales: 2,007. Total pints whiskey: 1,315. Total bottles beer: 581.
Thus it seems to take four barrels of whiskey and nearly six hundred bottles of beer to keep the city of Canals, boomers, and ineligible councilmen in good health for thirty days. The Winfield record for the same period is as follows.
Harter, 175 sales, 175 pints whiskey, no beer.
Williams, 182 sales, 171 pints whiskey, no beer.
Brown & Son, 197 sales, 136 pints whiskey, 215 bottles beer.
Glass, 108 sales, 138 pints whiskey, 24 bottles beer.
Total sales: 662. Total pints whiskey: 618. Total bottles beer: 239.

Mr. E. W. Woolsey, of Burden, files 226 statements for 191 pints of whiskey and 43 bottles of beer. This makes the record for the whole county stand: 2,755 sales, being 2,221 pints of whiskey and 863 bottles of beer. Of the whole, Arkansas City sells over half and double that of Winfield. There is something rotten down there. An examination of the statements will convince anyone of this. Steinberger has sold three times the whiskey of any Winfield druggist, and twice as much as his competitors. If he is doing a square business, then Winfield druggists must not be making a living. It is the duty of our officers to look after Mr. Steinberger without further delay. The most salutary thing that can be done is for Judge Gans to revoke his permit. Chop his head off smack smooth, and let County Attorney Asp wrestle with him afterwards.
Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Winfield celebrated Memorial Day in a truly memorable manner. It was a perfect May day, cool, calm and bright, and all nature was at her loveliest. And the exercises, inaugurated and conducted by the Grand Army and Woman’s Relief Corps, in honor of the country’s dead heroes, were as perfect and enchanting as the day itself.
                                                       IN THE EVENING.
As in the morning, all other services in the city gave way to participate in the Memorial exercises at the Methodist church. The church was filled from floor to gallery—so full that a long line extended to the sidewalk. The Grand Army and Woman’s Relief Corps again marched from their hall and occupied reserved seats. The floral decorations exhibited much labor and taste. At the rear of the pulpit was an arch bearing the inscription, “Fraternity, Loyalty, and Truth,” skirted by the stars and stripes. At either side and in the center were the portraits of Lincoln, Garfield, and Grant. The front of the pulpit was artistically festooned with garlands. Winfield’s pride in her musical culture is ticked on all occasions. The music on this occasion was of the highest order, from a quartette composed of Messrs. O. Branham, Chas. Slack, Lewis Brown, and W. W. Jones. They had practiced together but very little, but their voices blended beautifully and their selections were very appropriate. Miss Mabel Kelly presided ably at the organ. The Crippen orchestra was again present to the delight of the audience, and by special request repeated “Lincoln’s Funeral March,” which repetition was even more highly appreciated than its first rendition. Rev. B. Kelly, Dr. Kirkwood, and Elder Myers assisted in the pulpit devotionals. Rev. J. H. Reider delivered the sermon, one bristling with scholarly, pithy points, and in the Reverend’s most eloquent and forcible manner. It is worthy a place in the mind and scrap book of every loyal citizen.
                                     A BIG DAY IN WINFIELD’S HISTORY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.

Saturday was a grand day for Winfield. A brighter, calmer, or more lovely day was never seen; it was perfect. At an early hour the streets began to show unusual animation and by noon all was crowd and jam. People from everywhere were present to exhibit patriotism in honoring the fallen heroes. By one o’clock the Opera House was jammed full for the address of Rev. B. Kelly. The Grand Army and Woman’s Relief Corps marched in platoons and occupied reserved seats. The Cornet Orchestra and Messrs. Crippen, Roberts, Bates, and Shaw were again present to the delight of the audience. Among several beautiful selections, they again rendered “Lincoln’s Funeral March.” If there is a more sublime piece of music than this, as rendered by these gentlemen, it has never been heard. It arouses enthusiastic praises every time rendered. The vocal music by the quartette composed of Mrs. Fred Blackman, Miss Lizzie McDonald, and Messrs. Charles Slack and Lewis Brown, accompanied by Miss Maude Kelly on the organ, was grand and appropriate. Their appearance on the rostrum is always an assurance of music unexcelled. The audience arose in prayer by Post Chaplain, A. B. Arment, when Rev. Kelly delivered his address. It was a magnificent production, and delivered with Mr. Kelly’s great enthusiasm, stirred the soul of every hearer, and brought forth loud and frequent applause.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
The rulers of the city met in semi-annual conclave last night with Councilmen Myers, Jennings, and Hodges absent.
The following bills were ordered paid:
Ed Pate, costs in City vs. Brown, $24.35.
Henry Brown on jury...
                                                  MURDER MOST FOUL!
             Mrs. White’s Skull Crushed in by a Flat-Iron or Ax While Lying in Bed!
                                                THE DEMON UNKNOWN!
        A Parallel to the Quarles Tragedy, With Results More Deep and Despicable.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
At five o’clock last evening the victim of Tuesday night’s terrible tragedy, Mrs. R. H. White, succumbed to the inevitable. The husband was taken into custody by Sheriff McIntire and lodged in jail, without a warrant, to avoid any injury that might possibly be done to him. Coroner H. W. Marsh was in the city and immediately impaneled the following jury and began the inquest: E. D. Taylor, Henry Brown, J. C. Curry, W. A. Freeman, E. S. Bedilion, and Dick Gates. Drs. Emerson and S. R. Marsh examined the body and found no evidences of violence excepting the crash in the skull. After examining the premises, the jury separated and the inquest was adjourned to the Court House at 8 o’clock this morning.
                                               THE MEDICINE BUSINESS.
                         What It Takes to Keep Cowley’s Invalids on Their Pegs.
                                      Some Convalescing and More Liable To.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.

Cowley County is recovering her health—or some of her druggists are getting very bad. The batch of statements returned by the druggists of the county for the month of May show a decrease in sales that means something. From the earnest protests from some quarters against THE COURIER publishing this “legitimate” business, it would seem that caution, that better part of valor, had been punching them in the ribs. But it is rumored, as an explanation to the decrease in sales, that certain druggists are dispensing the ardent without requiring statements or prescriptions, or failing to file them when they are obtained. This matter will be thoroughly investigated, and Judge Gans has uttered his determination to chop off the head of every druggist of whom he has evidence of such proceedings, and County Attorney Asp will attend to the remains. S. F. Steinberger, the April lion, came up with a gentler batch. The first of May he filed 575 statements, covering 407 pints of whiskey and 150 bottles of beer. This month he files only 372 statements, covering 209 pints of whiskey, 11 pints of alcohol, and 10 pints of wine. He has sensibly retired from the beer business, as have most of the other druggists. The medicine business of April, as published by THE COURIER stood as follows.
                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.
Names             No. Sales.        Pints Whiskey.        Bottles Beer.
Steinberger             575                        407                        159
Grimes & Son        438                        172                        220
Butterfield               226                        156                        000
Fairclo                    206                        100                          76
Mowry & Son              241                        164                        126
Kellogg & Co.        237                        245                        000
Eddy                              84                          71                        000
Total:                    2006                      1315                        581
Names             No. Sales.        Pints Whiskey.        Bottles Beer.
Harter                          175                        173                        000
Williams                       182                        171                        000
Brown & Son         197                        136                        215
Glass                            108                        138                          24
Total:                      662                        618                        239
E. W. Woolsey, of Burden, was the only suburban druggist with a permit in April and filed 220 statements for 191 pints of whiskey and 43 bottles of beer. Several permits were granted in May. The May medical record stands.
Thus it will be seen that, while Arkansas City is still very sick, she shows some evidences of improvement—possibly owing to the decampment of the boomers and soldiers, who breed great gobs of miasma. Steinberger must look to his laurels, or his “rep” will be gone. Grimes & Son down him this time in the aggregate, showing a blasted monopoly on the beer business. Nearly two barrels of “rot gut” isn’t so bad for A. C. It ought to either kill or cure her invalids pretty soon. Winfield shows a small decrease from April. Compared to Arkansas City, Winfield is a perfect heaven of healthfulness. Our interior department appears to be above status quo.
Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
                                                      DR. GEO. EMERSON

said: “I was called for Tuesday morning about 5 o’clock, and on reaching there found Dr. Graham, J. R. Scott, T. J. Johnson, and others there. I made a post mortem examination of the body with Dr. S. R. Marsh. The wound must have been made by a heavy blunt instrument and with great force. The flat-iron was tried in the wound and presume the wound was given by it. We also examined and found human blood on the flat-iron. From our critical examination of the body, I do not think there could have been any sexual intercourse for at least twenty-four or thirty-six hours before death. I think the woman was probably lying down on her left side when the blow was given, though the blow might have been made when the woman was standing, but she must have been instantly placed on the bed to have spattered the wall above the head board with blood.”
                                                         DR. S. R. MARSH,
testified: “I held, in connection with Dr. Emerson, a post mortem examination on the body of Mrs. Julia Ann White. I have heard Dr. Emerson’s testimony and I fully concur therein.”
This concluded the testimony, the throng was asked to retire and the jury went out. After twenty minutes deliberation the jury returned their
The verdict was sealed, and owing to the excitement among our people, it has been made known only to the officials and the reporter and its appearance in THE COURIER will be the first knowledge the public will have of the jury’s decision. “An inquisition holden in the city of Winfield in Cowley County, Kansas, on the 9th and 10th days of June, 1885, before me, H. W. Marsh, Coroner of said County, on the body of Mrs. Julia Ann White by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed, the said jurors, do say, that the said Julia Ann White came to her death on the 9th day of June, 1885, from a blow received from a blunt instrument (probably the flat iron shown to the jury), crushing the skull, said instrument in the hands of Robert H. White, husband of the said Julia Ann White, with murderous intent. In testimony the said jurors have hereunto set their hands this 10th day of June, 1885.—Henry Brown, J. C. Curry, W. A. Freeman, E. S. Bedilion, E. D. Taylor, and D. R. Gates. Attest: H. W. Marsh, Coroner Cowley County.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
The “Dads” of the city met in regular session Monday, President Crippen in the chair, and Councilmen McDonald, Connor, Myers, and Harter present.
The following bills were ordered paid:
Ed Pate, costs in City vs. Brown, $20.10.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
“By the bye,” says Geo. A. Broadbere, editor of the Tonganoxie (Kas.) Mirror, “you can say that the bottle of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhea Remedy left me by your agent two years ago, proved to be the best remedy I have ever used. I have no doubt but it saved my oldest son’s life.” The above shows conclusively that there is nothing like having the great life preserver at hand at the right time. It is put up in 15 cent, 50 cent, and one dollar bottles. Sold by Brown & Son.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown...
                                                      A PLEASANT TIME.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.

Saturday evening was the occasion of a very enjoyable time at the pleasant residence of S. D. Pryor and wife, it being Mr. Pryor’s birthday. The following couples were present: M. L. Robinson and wife, Dr. Kirkwood and wife, C. W. Taylor and wife, L. M. Williams and wife, H. B. Schuler and wife, J. C. Fuller and wife, Dr. Elder and wife, Henry Brown and wife, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mrs. Brooks, Miss Brooks, Mrs. R. B. Waite, Mrs. Hartman, and S. C. Smith. The evening soon passed away and it was nearly midnight when the party broke up. All enjoyed themselves. The refreshments were very fine. Dr. Kirkwood presented Mr. Pryor with the birthday cake, which was decorated in a unique and tasty manner. All left wishing the evening was only longer. May Mr. Pryor enjoy many such birthdays.
                                           TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
We have concluded to quit handling beer and let some other druggist handle it for the time being. BROWN & SON.
Addison Brown...
                                                      A SOCIETY EVENT.
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.
Addison Brown...
                                                 MORE CELEBRATIONS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
Cowley County celebrated the Fourth everywhere. Our Tisdale correspondent tells of the grand time at Tisdale. Burden is always up and coming. Her A. O. U. W. Lodge gave a most pleasant ball and banquet Saturday evening. They had fixed everything with the weather clerk and got a regular Presbyterian sprinkle, cooling the air splendidly for the occasion. The gathering was one characteristic of Burden—genial, refined, and happy, as good as many places twice the size can turn out. The music was furnished by the Burden orchestra, of which Frank McLain and Fred Collins, musicians of fine ability, were the principal lights. J. W. Henthorn, the handsome and always affable faberizer of the Eagle, was master of ceremonies. Our reporter hasn’t enjoyed an occasion more in many moons. At Udall the celebration was unique. After eloquent and highly interesting addresses by Rev. F. A. Brady, Udall’s Baptist minister, and Rev. Father Kelley, our Catholic priest, the old settlers held an experience meeting, telling of the many individual and serious happenings of pioneer days in Cowley. They had various other entertainments, and the day was most pleasantly spent.

Dexter was also the place of a jolly gathering on the 4th, the particulars of which we have not yet received.
The celebration at Oxford was attended by about one hundred and fifty of our people, who were considerably disappointed. The grove was poor and artificial and the attractions poorer.
The pleasantest celebration was had by some of our young folks, entrancing Misses Nellie Cole, Leota Gary, Sarah Gay, Sarah Bass, Hattie Stolp, Gertrude McMullen, Ida Johnston, Lizzie McDonald, and Hattie Andrews; Messrs. H. E. Kibbe, George Schuler, F. F. Leland, B. W. Matlack, Amos Snowhill, Lacey Tomlin, Frank Robinson, Addison Brown, and Charley Dever, who packed their baskets and hammocks, etc., and hied down the river to Prof. Hickok’s farm and spent the day under the branching oaks, on a pretty blue grass lawn, amid the festive chiggers and balmy breezes.
Arkansas City was numerously shaken up with the 4th celebration accidents. One Armstrong went to shoot a fellow sinner in the Hasie Block billiard hall, when Dailey stepped in between and got the ball in his leg. Jim Hedley got his proboscis into somebody’s business and got it cut off smack smooth. Several boys were run over, as usual, and badly mashed, while a hundred or more got bruises for remembrance.
Addison Brown...
                                                     OUR EQUESTRIANS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
The fancy of our young folks has succumbed to equestrianism and almost every evening a bevy are out with their glossy chargers for a gallop about the city. Last night a whole platoon of health invigorators and pleasure seekers, through the horseback medium, took in the city. The beauty and grace of the ladies was almost equaled by the gallantry and comeliness of the young chaperons while the handsome horses came in for a share of womanly praise. Among the company were Misses Edith Hall, Sarah Bass, Kate Rodgers, Minnie Taylor, Sarah Gay, Anna Hunt, Bert Morford, Ida Johnston, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Lizzie McDonald; Messrs. Lacey Tomlin, Tom J. Eaton, Eugene Wallis, Chas. S. Dever, Frank Robinson, Ed. J. McMullen, Addison Brown, and F. H. Greer. Horseback riding is one of the most graceful and invigorating accomplishments, and the young lady who makes it a frequent practice will not have to paint the roses on her cheeks and her headaches will flee into the great reservoir of nonentity. It beats sitting in the “palah” fingering the “pianah” for your best fellow. Make him take you out riding. Roller-skating, croquet, and hammock are nowhere in comparison. Girls, if you would be happy, pretty, and buxom, cultivate equestrianism. Of course, advice to the boys is ungraceful—they get afoot anyway, and don’t care a cent for rosy cheeked beauty or effeminate accomplishments. If they can steer clear of ice cream parlors, they are happy, and get off remarkably easy.
Addison Brown...
                                                    THE SOCIAL CIRCLE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.

Miss Anna Hunt opened her pleasant home Thursday to our young society people. The occasion was most enjoyable, distinguishing Miss Anna as a successful entertainer. She was very agreeably assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt in doing the honors of the evening. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hosmer, Mrs. Frank Balliet; Misses Bertha Williamson, of Cincinnati; Clara Lynch, of Wichita; Corinne Cryler, of Parsons; Edith Hall, of Burlington, Iowa; Nona Calhoun, of Maysville, Kentucky; Mollie Brooks, Sarah Bass, Sarah Gay, Bert Morford, Jessie Millington, Nellie Cole, Mary Randall, Lizzie McDonald, Maggie Harper, Ida Johnston, and May Hodges; Messrs. R. B. Norton, of Arkansas City; M. J. O’Meara, T. J. Eaton, M. H. Ewart, Lacey Tomlin, S. D. Harper, J. R. Brooks, Chas. Dever, Addison Brown, Everett and George Schuler, James Lorton, Chas. Hodges, and Frank H. Greer. With a bright moon, balmy atmosphere, and vivacious young folks, the lawn, adorned with Chinese lanterns, was indeed a lovely scene. Restraint was completely banished by the charming entertainment. Social promenade, music, a banquet of choice delicacies consisting of ices, cake, etc., the “light fantastic,” with cribbage and other games made the evening fly very happily, to remain among the pleasant memories of the participants.
Addison Brown...
                                                       EVENING PICNIC.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
A jolly party of young folks, embracing Misses Leota Gary, Nellie Cole, Mollie Brooks, Anna Hunt, and Ida Johnston; and Messrs. James Lorton, George Schuler, Addison Brown, and J. R. Brooks drove down to Prof. Hickok’s farm, five miles down the Walnut, last evening, accompanied by broad smiles, full baskets, lemons, ice, etc. The grove, on the bank of the river, with a beautiful mat of blue grass and large, branching elms, was delightful: as lovely a place as can be found for a picnic party. A fascinating supper and comfortable hammocks were spread, and a very happy evening spent. The festive chigger seemed to have gone off to some other health resort, and the sharp mosquito had lost his tune.
                                                      COUNTY AUDITOR.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The following claims were allowed in July.
                                          Jail supplies, H. Brown & Son, $19.35.
Lewis Brown...
                                     DOWN THE “RAGIN’ RACKENSACK.”
                                          Our F. M. on the “Kansas Millers.”
                         Sights and Incidents of the Winfield Steamboat Exercise.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.


Through the courtesy of Messrs. Bliss & Wood, our fat man procured a “dead head” ticket and joined the excursion down the muddy Arkansas last Tuesday. We left Winfield on the regular passenger train going south; our hearts were filled with gladness and our baskets filled with eatables that made the reporter drop all thoughts of trouble and feel like a school boy. We numbered ninety-five souls besides several children. We reached Arkansas City with care. Here the cars were run down to the second crossing below the depot, where we expected conveyances would be in waiting to take us to the river, but “nary one” was there, and half a mile of dusty road ahead that insured our landing on the “Kansas Millers,” but equal to the occasion, we took our lunch baskets in our hands and faced all difficulties by starting for the bridge east of town across the Walnut, where the “Kansas Millers” was tied up tight and fast. Vast volumes of smoke could be seen issuing from the smoke stack. Like all such picnics, each and everyone ran, of the notion that hurrying was the thing or we would get left. We soon reached the bank and viewed the Kansas wonder. As it has been described heretofore in this paper, it will not be necessary now. Getting on board about 1 p.m., we were joined by some twenty from the Terminus. We now numbered 120. Now commenced our troubles. The drinking water failed to come and, of course, after walking through the hot sun and sand, we felt a “leetle” like imbibing. However, all we could do was to smack our lips and imagine there was a dozen cases of beer on deck, instead of water. About 2 p.m., the water came, and we sailed out of harbor at once, and down the stream so merrily. Everything went all right going down. The reporter’s soul felt such joy as he has been a stranger to for a long while. We ran down at the rate of about twelve miles per hour, running twenty-five miles down the stream. We had been looking for some time for a landing place close to some shady nook, where we could land and go ashore and explore the mysteries of our lunch baskets. Some of us had been in such a hurry upon leaving home that our stomachs had been strangers to food since early in the morning. The reporter especially longed for the good time to come when some worthy individual would tap him on the shoulder and say lobsters, spring chicken, ice cream and cake, come along! And we wondered if the party would be scared to see how quick we would come. Finding no suitable place to land, we unfurled the table cloths and napkins and went to work. We partook of the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Parmer, Miss Rena Crampton, and Mrs. F. P. Nichols, four dinners in all, for which we are under many obligations. There was plenty to eat but little to drink. To be sure, the waters of the “Arkansaw” lapped the sides of our boat, and though water was all around us, we were perishing with thirst. Two or three ate this water—they parted it with a knife and swallowed without tasting. They reported some hours afterward a depressed, heavy feeling, like unto being weighted down by sand. About this time we struck for shore and quite a number landed in a shady place. It was found well stocked with the festive chigger and they (the excursionists), soon struck a B line for the boat, except one dude. We had fairly pulled out into the channel when we heard a piteous wail from the bank, and lo and behold, the dude was standing on the shore with a wild and haunted look on his countenance. We had to pull back and take him in, and this is where we got stuck—on a sand bar. Now our sticking troubles began and lasted off and on during the night. There was a colored deck hand, of the genuine southern type, that proved very handy. When we got stuck he would step off with a pole and wade around up and down the river for some distance. He did this probably to assure the passengers there was no danger of them getting into deep water and sinking. At least, we all felt that we were stuck safe and sure every time the “coon” took one of these walks. The capstan was in constant use with the trees along the shore. Several sand bars were torn up by the roots and were reported striking for the Missouri when last seen. If there had been any accommodations for sleeping, we could have got along first rate. As it was, we had to sit bolt upright all night, or stretch ourselves out on a board, and there was not much chance to sleep then, with the talking and laughing going on; and having no water made it worse, though water was found about 3 a.m., which alleviated our condition to a great extent. We reached the starting point at 5 a.m., Wednesday morning, and had to walk to the depot. We felt pretty well tuckered out, you can guess. The Winfield Juvenile band was along and discoursed sweet music. We had an organ aboard and had some good vocal music by E. F. Blair, A. F. Hopkins, Louie [Lewis] Brown, Mrs. Allen Ayres, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, and Miss Lola Silliman, organist. The mills of Arkansas City were represented by the proprietors themselves. These gentlemen did everything they could, taking a hand at the capstan and working like truck horses. The Kansas Millers has made several trips when the river was much lower than now, and came up all right. We attribute the trouble to new officers. There was a new outfit in command, and, no matter how competent, necessarily they would have to have some experience with the channel of the river before running successfully. Again, we were too heavily ladened. No doubt this boat will run all right with the proper load. She has done it, and will right along. Though it was very hard to sit up all night, the jovial company caused the hours to pass away. The owners of the Kansas Millers made it as agreeable as possible to all on board. Though there were several things which were not in the programme, yet this was not the fault of the owners. The scenery as far as we went is only ordinary. Though the day was very hot, when the boat was  in motion we got a good breeze. We don’t feel this morning as if we wished to excurt again for two or three days.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
At the close of the services at the M. E. Church Sunday, Mrs. N. R. Wilson presented the horn quartette, Messrs. Crippen, Bates, Shaw, and Roberts, with lovely bouquets as an appreciation of the beautiful music they rendered. This choir, vocal and instrumental, is one of the very best. The vocalists are Mrs. Fred Blackman, Miss Lizzie McDonald, and Messrs. Chas. Black and Louie [Lewis] Brown, with Miss Maude Kelly, organist.
Addison Brown...
                                                     OFF FOR THE WEST.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
An expectant party of four of our best young men, composed of Aus. F. Hopkins, Addison Brown, Claude Rinker, and Gene Welch, lit out Thursday for a three weeks’ vacation in the wilds of the western counties. Claude’s team and lumber wagon were the means of transportation, accompanied by a complete camping outfit and enough guns and ammunition to kill the whole Cheyenne tribe—or a cotton tail rabbit. The boys are innocent and credulous and we don’t blame them for going as a kind of perambulating armory. They will certainly have the grand time they expect, and will return weighing four hundred pounds apiece, more or less.
Brown & Son’s drug store...
                                                       A BAD ACCIDENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.

Walter Lewis, formerly of this city, having been employed by A. Herpich for some time, met with perhaps a fatal accident Wednesday. Mr. Lewis has been in the tailoring business at Oxford for some time. He came over on the 7 a.m. freight train this morning. In switching near the tank, the caboose was uncoupled from the rest of the train. The engineer thought it was still attached, and on backing up to it with great force, knocked everything endways in the car. Mr. Lewis, not expecting anything of the kind, was thrown violently down and injured internally. He was brought to Brown & Son’s drug store at once and Dr. Park sent for. The doctor thinks he is very dangerously hurt, though at this writing anything definite as to the extent of the internal injury is not sure. Mr. Lewis is a man of past middle age. Word was sent at once for his wife.
Addison Brown...
                                                          HOME AGAIN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
A. F. Hopkins, Addison Brown, Gene Welsh, and Claud Rinker got in today from two weeks rusticating and sight-seeing in the western counties. They went as far as Lakin and Garden City, Finney County, nearly to the Colorado line. They went out in Claud Rinker’s wagon, camping out all the way, hunting and having a fine time generally. They didn’t go quite far enough for deer and antelope. They wore regular cow boy outfits, lived on hard tack and returned as brown as the noble redskin of the forest, corpulent and buxom. This side of Garden City, on the return, Claud got a good offer and sold his outfit, when the boys took the railroad for home. Their two weeks’ vacation was immense, giving a good view of the country and great hunks of fun. They killed two plovers and a cotton-tail rabbit.
                                                    THE SOCIAL CIRCLE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Miss Mary Berkey gave a very enjoyable party to a number of her young friends at her home Thursday evening. Those present were: Mrs. Roy Stidger and Mrs. Spencer Miner; Misses Leota Gary, Millie Schute, Minnie Taylor, Emma Strong, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Eva Dodds, Ida Johnston; Messrs. George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Frank Robinson, Tom Eaton, Addison Brown, P. S. Hills, A. F. Hopkins, Ed McMullen, Harry Sickafoose, Phil. Kleeman, and C. S. Seitz. Miss Mary, assisted by her mother and sisters, Miss Eva and Mrs. Miner, did the honors of the evening elegantly, making genuine enjoyment supreme. Cards, music, and other amusements, with a luncheon of choice delicacies, made the time fly rapidly until twelve o’clock, when all bid their agreeable entertainers appreciative adieu, wishing the return of many such happy occasions.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
A happy little picnic party went down to Prof. Hickok’s grove Friday, accompanied by various culinary delicacies, hammocks, etc., remaining till 9 o’clock, and returning under the silvery moon. The party was composed of Misses Ida Johnston, Nellie Rodgers, and Bessie Handy, and Messrs. George Schuler, Addison Brown, and A. F. Hopkins. There couldn’t be a more delightful way to spend an evening during this charming weather.
Mrs. Henry Brown...
      The Possibilities of Cowley County Shown in all Their Glory.—Various Fairisms.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The beautiful hand made foot rest of Mrs. Harry Steinhilber, and the lovely table scarf of Mrs. Henry Brown attracted much attention in the fine art department.
Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.

Henry Brown has completed a very neat and convenient barn on the lots he bought of A. H. Doane. It is 20 x 32, containing four stalls with plank floor. There is a shute for hay with a hole just large enough for the horse to pull the hay out. This saves a great waste of hay; below this is a trough for bran and oats; just east of the stalls is a hallway running north and south. A stairway ascends from this hall to the loft; in the loft is a bran and oats bin with shutes leading to the ground floor. East of the hall is the carriage room, with a small closet for harness. On one side of the hallway is a large bin for corn. It is the neatest and handiest barn we have seen lately. Anyone wishing to build a barn would do well to look at this.
Lewis Brown; Addison Brown, guests. Gifts: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown...
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra M. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
At an early hour the large double parlors, sitting room, and hall were filled almost to overflowing by the following friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Capt. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Rev. and Mrs. H. D. Gans, Col. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Senator and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Ed P. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, Judge and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Senator and Mrs. J. C. Long, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Senator and Mrs. F. S. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. R. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Richards; Mesdames J. C. Fuller, A. T. Spotswood, E. P. Hickok, Ed Beeney, T. B. Myers, A. C. Bangs,         Judd, H. H. Albright; Misses Emma Strong, Sallie McCommon, Nettie R. McCoy, Annie McCoy, Anna Hunt, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Ida Johnston, Leota Gary, Sadie French, Hattie Stolp, Lena Walrath, Minnie Taylor, Huldah Goldsmith, and Lillie Wilson; Messrs. R. E. Wallis, C. Perry, Geo. C. Rembaugh, C. F. Bahntge, W. C. Robinson, E. Wallis, Ad Brown, Lewis Brown, Ed J. McMullen, Frank H. Greer, P. H. Albright, I. L. Millington, T. J. Eaton, M. J. O’Meara, M. H. Ewart, R. B. Rudolph, M. Hahn, James Lorton, C. D. Dever, E. Schuler, F. F. Leland, Lacey Tomlin, Jos. O’Hare, Eli Youngheim, H. Sickafoose, H. Goldsmith, Moses Nixon, L. D. Zenor, and George Schuler.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. W. C. Robinson, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge, silver tea set, five pieces.
Messrs. Lewis and Addison Brown and E. T. Schuler, copy of Evangeline in Alligator.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
W. A. Ellsworth, of Foreman, Dakota, says: “St. Patrick’s Pills give the best of satisfaction.” Try them and you will use no other, either for the liver or as a cathartic. Sold by Brown & Son.
Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.

The reporter mounting a steed sallied forth early Friday morning to take an inventory of the improvements and new buildings which have gone up since the season opened, and the ones under construction at the present time. Being rushed, we are satisfied many have been overlooked. The valuation given is below the market value rather than above. The following list we know will surprise our own citizens.
                                                  Henry Brown, barn: $800.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
The City Council met Saturday morning and passed an ordinance regulating the keeping of gasoline in the city. It was necessitated by the petition of a number of the businessmen. They claim that insurance companies are canceling all insurance policies on buildings within one hundred feet of where it is known to be kept in any quantity. The most particular complaint comes from the block on which Brown & Son’s drug store stands, it being known that they keep very large quantities of this dangerous explosive stored away in their basement. The businessmen near them cannot carry insurance, hence this complaint. THE COURIER will publish the ordinance in full.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
Henry Brown, of Brown & Son, has a bran new lantern, of the latest style and nickle plated. It is a daisy; warranted to shine when others fail.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
Brown & Son have just received a supply of the famous “Perfection Oil, non-explosive, and the best illuminating oil in the world. Buy no other until you have tried it.
Addison Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
                                               A NEW LITERARY SOCIETY.
The spacious parlors of Mrs. J. E. Platter’s home were the scene of a very enjoyable gathering Friday evening. An opportunity to spend an evening in Mrs. Platter’s pleasant home is always delightfully received. The occasion was for the organization of a Literary and Social Society to meet semi-monthly during the winter, composed principally of young folks, with a sprinkling of ripened age as an agreeable balance. Mrs. E. D. Garlick was elected president; Mrs. J. E. Platter, vice-president; P. T. Bertram, secretary, and Addison Brown, treasurer. The committee on literary program—Misses Belle Linn and Ida Johnston; Messrs. S. D. Harper and Moore Tanner. On music—Misses Pearl Van Doren and Bertha Wallis. During the evening, a large variety of stereopticon views were a source of pleasing and instructive entertainment. The place of the first regular meeting of the Society, at the home of one of the members, will be announced in THE COURIER.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown...
                                                          PEARL PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.

One of the pleasantest parties of the season assembled at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt last Saturday evening to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their wedding. The spacious rooms were well filled and the host and hostess were everywhere present with their careful attentions which, seconded by Miss Anna, made the enjoyment complete. During the evening the Rev. Mr. Reider was brought forward and in a neat and appropriate speech presented to the host and hostess a beautiful set of silverware as a testimonial of the high appreciation of the contributors for the recipients, accompanied by a card with the compliments of the following: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. McClellan, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Young, Rev. and Mrs. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Rinker, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McGraw, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Crippen, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin. This silver tea set embraced cake basket, berry dish, six teaspoons, and sugar spoon. Dr. and Mrs. Geo Emerson, pearl card case. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, silver fruit dish.
Capt. Hunt responded as happily as the emotions of this surprise would permit.
A magnificent collation was placed before the guests, which was highly enjoyed, and after music and other entertainments, the party dispersed with many thanks to their entertainers for the pleasures of the evening. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. John Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Whitney, Sr., and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. James McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McRaw, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
The Rulers of the city met in regular semi-monthly conclave Monday night. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, Jennings, Myers, Crippen, Hodges, Baden, and Harter; absent, Councilman McDonald.
Request of Henry Brown to allow merchants to keep gasoline in their cellars was postponed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.

The committees, appointed at the citizens’ meeting, to work up the submitting of propositions for the extension of the Florence El Dorado & Walnut railroad from Douglass to Winfield, met yesterday afternoon in McDougall’s hall to determine on the apportionment of the amount of aid asked. Judge T. H. Soward called the meeting to order. S. P. Strong was chosen chairman and W. J. Wilson, Secretary. M. L. Robinson then explained the object of the meeting, to get everything in readiness for aggressive work in submitting the propositions and securing this road. The townships through which the road will run were represented as follows.
                                         Henry Brown & Son subscribed $10.00.
Charlotte (Mrs. Henry) Brown...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
     A H Doane et ux to Charlotte Brown, lots 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, blk 69, Winfield: $1,500.00.
Addison Brown...
                                                      G. O. CLUB PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The G. O. Club met Thursday eve in the very agreeable home of Miss Mary Randall. It was a thoroughly enjoyable party of our liveliest young folks, proving conclusively that the young ladies are adepts in arranging social gatherings. Those who enjoyed the occasion were: Misses Josie Bottom, of Ponca; Margie Wallis, Hattie Stolp, Leota Gary, Emma Strong, Jennie Lowry, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Eva Dodds, Minnie Taylor, Ida Johnston, Nellie Rodgers, Anna McCoy, and May Hodges; Messrs. Harry Dent, of Ponca; P. H. Albright, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Willis A. Ritchie, P. S. Hills, Ed. J. McMullen, George Jennings, Will Hodges, Fred Ballein, Harry Sickafoose, Frank N. Strong, Lacey Tomlin, Addison Brown, Livey Buck, and Frank H. Greer. The admirable entertainment of Miss Mary Randall, nicely assisted by her sister, Miss Ella, made all perfectly at home, with genuine jollity supreme. Cards, music, “the light fantastic,” supplemented by a choice luncheon, filled up the evening splendidly. The young ladies made an unique “hit” in this club. It is the alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club, managed by the boys. But there is more hearty sociability about it. Meeting at the homes of the members gives better opportunity for widening friendships. The Opera House, where all is form and dancing, gives a perceptible stiffness and chilliness that never exhibits itself in a private home. Yet the Pleasant Hour Club has succeeded in banishing much of this restraint—in trying to melt the cast that is always likely to exhibit itself at such parties. The social life of our young folks is more general this winter. Entertainments and parties are thick—something about every evening in the week.
Addison Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
The Presbyterian Sunday School elected officers for 1886 last Sunday, as follows: H. T. Shivvers, supt., Addison Brown, secretary; Hop. Shivvers, treasurer; Perry Tucker, librarian; Miss Mary Bryant, teacher infant class; Miss Pearl Van Doren, organist.
Among guests: Lewis Brown, Addison Brown...
               The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

Messrs. Judge Jay J. Buck, of Emporia; George and Everett Schuler, Will Hodges, Robert Hudson, Eli Youngheim, Jos. O’Hare, S. and P. Kleeman, Henry Goldsmith, E. Wallis, Addison Brown, Tom J. Eaton, Lacey Tomlin, Dr. C. E. Pugh, Frank Robinson, Lewis Brown, Will Robinson, James Lorton, Amos Snowhill. Livey J. Buck, Harry Sickafoose, and Frank H. Greer.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Silver pitcher and goblet, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Rembaugh, Mr. Will C. Robinson, Mr. G. D. Headrick, Mr. M. Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Dr. C. E. Pugh, Mr. Addison Brown, Mr. Will E. Hodges, Mr. Eli Youngheim, Mr. E. G. Gray, Mr. F. H. Greer.
                                        Book, “European Scenery,” Lewis Brown.
Addison Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
                                                          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.
                                                   NEW YEAR’S CALLERS.

The large attendance at the wedding interfered considerably with New Year’s calling. It interfered with the formal banquet of many who would otherwise have kept formal open house. But the enjoyment was all the greater. Too much form spoils fun. About fifty callers were out, the two largest parties being “The Young Men’s Kerosene Association,” composed of Ed. J. McMullen, Tom J. Eaton, Frank F. Leland, Will E. Hodges, Addison Brown, Frank Robinson, and Livey T. Buck, and the “Great and Only Original Order of Modern S. of G.’” composed of D. H. Sickafoose, J. W. Spindler, A. F. Hopkins, E. Youngheim, R. Hudson, L. T. Tomlin, F. H. Greer, O. J. Dougherty. J. Lorton, and Q. A. Robertson. Judge Torrance, Senator Hackney, Judge Soward, and Ed P. Greer, formed another party; D. A. Millington and J. C. Fuller, another; Will C. and Geo. W. Robinson, Chas. F., Harry, and Barron Bahntge and Dr. J. G. Evans, another; R. E. Wallis, Jr., E. M. Meech, and Hobe Vermilye, another; J. L. M. Hill, Harry Steinhilber, S. Kleeman, and a number of others, whom our reporter didn’t strike were out, with all the eclat of aristocratic “Bosting.” The cartoons and elegant card cases (market baskets) of the “Kerosine Club” and “Modern S. of G.’s” would make Nast feel very tired. A myriad of homes were greeted with “A Happy New Year,” regardless of “open house” announcements. At a number of places the preparations were great, with grand banquets, among these being the home of Mrs. Black, she being admirably assisted in receiving by Mrs. B. H. Riddell, Mrs. A. C. Bangs, Mrs. Ada Perkins, and the Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, who had sent out neat “at homes” and entertained over fifty guests; at the home of Chas. F. Bahntge, where Misses Nona Calhoun and Bert Morford were kept busy receiving from four to eight; at Mrs. Dr. Emerson’s, where she was assisted by Mrs. W. L. Webb, and Miss Anna Hunt; at Mrs. L. G. and Miss Nellie Cole’s; at the residence of R. E. Wallis, where Miss Willie Wallis was assisted by Misses Jennie Snyder, Annie Doane, Lillie Wilson, Pearl Van Doren, and Margaret Spotswood—the happiest bevy imaginable. The spreads at all these places were simply immense, embracing about everything. At the numerous other places the greeting was not supplemented by refreshments, a happy thought to the callers after they had got through with the wedding dinner and the “layouts” above given. Some of the ladies gave their callers very fine cards—cards exquisite as New Year’s souvenirs.
Addison Brown...
                                           FIFTH ANNUAL BAL MASQUE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The Pleasant Hour Club met last evening and arranged for its fifth annual Bal Masque, at the Opera House on Thursday evening, the 19th inst. Committees were appointed as follows: On invitation, George T. Schuler, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer; On floor, J. L. Horning, D. L. Kretsinger, and J. L. M. Hill; On reception, Hon. W. P. Hackney and wife, Hon. C. C. Black and wife, Col. J. C. Fuller and wife, Senator J. C. Long and wife. With the great social activity that characterizes Winfield this winter, this ball will undoubtedly be one of the biggest successes the club has yet scored. Invitations will be issued to only the best people of this and surrounding cities. The indiscriminate scattering of invitations, as is to often the case in big balls of this kind, will be very carefully guarded against. The invitations will be out in a few days. The Club is determined to mark this occasion with eclat of the highest order.
Lewis Brown marries Lena Walrath. Mentioned: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown and Ralph Brown; Addison Brown; Ralph Brown...
                                                   THE WEDDING BELLS.
                      Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath are Joined In The
                                            Matrimonial Bond.—A Big Event.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
How blest is the tie that binds
In union sweet, according minds:
How swift the Heavenly course they run,
Whose hearts, whose faith, whose hopes are one.

The words cementing two more hearts have been pronounced, and Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath are no longer known singly. The happy event wedding them was celebrated last night, at the well appointed home of the bride’s brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins. The occasion was no surprise. It had been anticipated with interest for some time. The general anticipation only made the event the more complete. At an early hour last evening, the large double parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Collins’ home were a lively scene, thronged with youth, beauty, and age.
                                                            THE GUESTS.
Rev. and Mrs. Kelly; Rev. and Mrs. Reider; Mr. and Mrs. A. Gridley; Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young; Mr. and Mrs. Blackman; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Park; Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor; Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch; Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vance; Mr. and Mrs. A. Graff, Wellington; Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown and Ralph; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane; Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read; Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Myton; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood; Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Raymond; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller; Mrs. M. L. Robinson; Mrs. T. H. Soward; Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Mattie Harrison, of Hannibal, Mo.; Lola Silliman, Leota Gary, Anna Hunt, Alice Thompson, Ida Ritchie, Clara Wilson, Julia B. March, Ida Johnston, Nellie and Kate Rodgers; Ora Worden, of Garnett; Nellie and Alice Aldrich, Minnie Taylor, Nellie McMullen, Lou Gregg, Maud Kelly, Mattie Reider, Hattie and Mamie Young; Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Will Hodges, Addison Brown, Jas. Lorton, L. J. Buck, Everett and George Schuler, W. A. Ritchie, C. E. Pugh, Chas. H. Slack, Jno. Brooks, Frank H. Greer, Will Brown, Harry Caton, Lewis Plank, P. S. Hills, J. L. M. Hill, Ed J. McMullen, and M. Hahn.
It was a wonderfully lively crowd, full of hearty cheer and genuine good will. All exhibited that feeling of perfect freedom necessary to true social intercourse. All were on the qui vive for a peep at the bride and groom. At a few minutes before nine the wedding march was struck up by Mrs. F. D. Blackman and the bridal pair came lightly down the stairs, the bride attended by her brother, Mr. Collins, and the groom by the bride’s sister, and took position in the west parlor. The bride’s appearance was beautiful. She was attired in an elegant costume of white albatross, with wax-bead trimming and natural Roman hyacinth and narcissus flowers. Mrs. Collins wore a handsome brown silk. Of course the groom was dressed in “conventional black,” with the usual white tie and kids. Art is partial to brides. They can attire in a hundred beautiful ways; but there is no diversity for grooms. The Prince Albert, the white cravat and white gloves will ever prevail. The ceremony was pronounced by Rev. J. H. Reider, and was beautiful and impressive, acceded to by the bridal pair with a firmness indicating well directed composure. The eternal “I do’s” consummated, Rev. B. Kelly offered a feeling prayer for the future of the wedded pair. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown were then besieged by a throng of hearty congratulations, lasting half an hour, when the guests again “turned themselves loose” for a good time, taking turns for a glance at the splendid array of kind remembrances, which were unusual in diversity and usefulness.
                                                    THE REMEMBRANCES.
Bronze relief picture, Chas. S. Dever.
Willow work basket, satin ribbon interwoven, Alice Thompson and Clara Wilson.
Silver and cut glass jelly dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller and Miss Mattie Harrison.
Silver tooth pick holder, Nellie McMullen.
Painting and easel, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Raymond.
Steel engraving, “A brown study,” Lewin Plank, Harry Caton, Harry Park, and Willie Brown.

Library table and camp rocker, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Q. A. Glass, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Park, Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. S. Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, and Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood.
Illustrated poem “Buttercup and Daisies,” Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ellsberry, Mason City, Illinois.
Silver pie knife and satin lined case, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, and Mr. John Brooks.
Stand Mirror, plush frame, Charles H. Slack.
Silver soup ladle, J. L. M. Hill.
Half dozen gold band, decorated fruit plates, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blackman.
Pearl paper knife and photo, Ada H. Peck, Topeka.
Stand mirror, bronze relief frame, Ida Johnston.
Half dozen silver tea spoons, groom’s mother.
Silver butter dish, Everett and George Schuler, James Lorton, Ed J. McMullen, L. J. Buck, and Frank H. Greer.
Cut glass and silver berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann.
Brass relief picture, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Nixon and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson.
Silver salt cellar, Mrs. B. H. Riddell.
Silver cake basket, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Bertha Wallis, Bessie Handy, Lola Silliman, and Maud Kelly.
Set glass finger bowls, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt and Miss Anna.
Silver and pearl agate tea pot, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Myton and daughters, Josie and Lula.
China tea set, gold band, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Long.
Counterpane, Mr. and Mrs. A. Graff, Wellington.
White apron, Mrs. A. Graff and Mrs. Gooding, Wellington.
Milton’s Paradise Lost, illustrated by Dore, P. H. Albright and P. S. Hills.
Silver and glass fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch.
Napkins and table spread and pair white woolen blankets, groom’s family.
Cut glass and silver fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen.
Pair bronze pedestal vases, Mr. and Mrs. A. Graff, Wellington.
Hand embroidered banner, Miss Julia B. March.
Pair vases, Hattie, Mamie, and Willis Young.
Half dozen Doilies, Miss Ida Briggs, Lawrence.
Colored glass fruit and sauce dishes, Nettie and Anna McCoy.
Silver tooth pick holder, mounted, Mr. and Mrs. A. Gridley.
Silver butter knife, pickle fork, and sugar spoon, in velvet lined case, Ida Johnston, Minnie Taylor, and Leota Gary.
Set silver fruit knives, Will Thew, Oxford.
Set silver knives and forks, Mr. and Mrs. G. Morris, Harper.
“Jane Austin,” book, Millie Chandler, Oxford.
Dozen napkins, Mattie Reider and Louise Gregg.

Silver and pearl agate water service, Rev. and Mrs. B. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Myton, Dr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Misses Nellie and Alice Aldrich, W. C. Robinson, A. F. Hopkins, and Will E. Hodges.
Dozen napkins and two pair towels, Senator and Mrs. W. P. Hackney.
Marble top center table, groom’s family.
Set silver knives and forks and hand painted plaque, Mr. and Mrs. Collins, brother and sister of the bride.
Upholstered plush rocker, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vance, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, C. E. Pugh, W. A. Ritchie, and M. Hahn.
Rattan rocker, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston.
Dozen glass sauce dishes and glass tea set, groom’s family.
Plush panel with white plush anchor, J. C. Simmons, Kansas City.
Hand painted brass plaque, Miss Hattie Fisher, Seneca Falls, New York.
Set dinner knives, Mrs. A. Limbocker, Elsworth, Wisconsin.
Set silver forks, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins.
Boxes natural flowers, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Misses Nellie and Alice Aldrich, and Miss Emma Strong, one each.
The repast was very fine, embracing substantials and choice delicacies in great variety and abundance. The entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Collins was most whole-souled and acceptable, making all perfectly at home. Not till a late hour did the guests depart, each bearing a piece of the bridal cake to sweeten their dreams, and all bidding very appreciative adieus to the agreeable entertainers.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown are a very appropriately mated couple, of like dispositions and aspirations and a deep-seated affection for each other that can result in nothing but a most happy wedded life. The bride is truly a womanly woman, of attractive appearance and winning manner, with the character, culture, and stability that lastingly adorn. She is a beautiful singer and her services in the Baptist choir, of which church she is a member, have been very valuable and highly appreciated. Mr. Brown is truly one of “our boys,” having grown up in Winfield. He is partner in one of the city’s leading drug firms, that of Brown & Son, and has always been prominent among Winfield’s best young men. His moral stamina and interest in church matters are specially marked. For years he has been a member of the Methodist choir, the church of his choice. Of close business application, admirable character, and genial, though quiet disposition, his future can only be brightly mapped. The only cross in this union is religious creed—he is a Methodist and she a Baptist, which of course has all been smoothed ere this. THE COURIER, with the many warm friends of Mr. and Mrs. Brown, wishes them a long life of happiness and prosperity unalloyed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
You all know Brown & Son, the Winfield druggists. They sell and recommend Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. The best made for coughs, colds, croup, or sore throat.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.

Mrs. E. P. Hickok returned from the snow-bound regions of the west Saturday. She hoped to get back in time for the Brown-Walrath wedding, but failed. Her compliments were presented today with a handsome set of silver spoons.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The name of Mr. and Mrs. Bliss was accidentally omitted from the list of the Brown-Walrath wedding guests.
Addison Brown...
                                                           “GAB ONLY.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The G. O. Club had a very delightful meeting Thursday eve in the pleasant home of Miss Mary Berkey. The sleet and rain didn’t brook many of the members. Arthur Bangs’ cabs were brought out and headed off the weather. It was a jolly gathering, composed of Misses Ida Ritchie, Anna Johnson, Mattie Harrison, Ora Worden, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Ida Johnston, Minnie Taylor, and Josie Pixley; Messrs. A. F. Hopkins, Tom J. Eaton, Willis A. Ritchie, Everett T. and Geo. H. Schuler, G. E. Lindsley, L. J. Buck, J. W. Spindler, Ed J. McMullen, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer. The entertainment of Miss Mary Berkey, nicely assisted by her sisters, Mrs. Bishop and Miss Eva, was most agreeable. Various amusements, supplemented by music and a choice luncheon, made the evening pass very happily to all.
                                                      THE BAL MASQUE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The interest in the Bal Masque of the Pleasant Hour Club Thursday evening is warming up. Arkansas City, Burden, and other towns, a number of whose best citizens were invited, send word that they will be on hand with good delegations. And all of Winfield’s society people, married and single, will be there. The gentlemen who intend to mask will bear in mind that they must procure tickets of admission from the secretary at Brown & Son’s drug store, one for yourself and one for your lady, when your order for a carriage for your lady will be taken, and the carriage sent for her at the hour you name. No one can procure tickets whose name is not on the list of invited. There can be no misrepresentation of sex, and all maskers must raise their masks to a committee and leave with the committee a card, with your name and character represented. The Roberts Orchestra is preparing a special program of superb music. The invitation to spectators is general.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown...
                                                    SOCIAL RECEPTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.

A pleasant party met at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis Tuesday eve and were charmingly entertained by the host and hostess and their four vivacious daughters. After a session of general conversation and a very excellent and elaborate collation, the company retired with a high sense of enjoyment. Those present as far as now occurs to us were: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Dr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Journey, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. E. Beeny, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Hon. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Col. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullen, Mr. and Mrs. S. Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. G. H. Allen, and Miss Agnes Lynch, Wichita.
Lewis Brown and Lena Walrath wedding...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The DAILY COURIER of Wednesday contained over a column and a half article on the wedding of Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath, which took place at the residence of Mr. C. Collins, in Winfield, on Tuesday evening. The wedding was truly a grand affair, there being over one hundred guests present. The presents to the bride and groom were very numerous, the list occupying very near a column in THE COURIER. Among them we notice that some of the donors are residents of this city. Oxford Register.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
Use “Perfection Oil” for your lamps. Pure, non-explosive, and highly refined, at Brown & Son’s.
Addison Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
Not a little of the marked success of the Pleasant Hour Bal Masque is due to the efficiency of the Club’s secretary, Addison Brown. Ad. is a rustler in any position.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
John C. Rouse, Druggist, Urbana, Iowa, says: “Everybody that knows Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy, wants it in preference to any other. Sold by Brown & Son.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown...
                                           FOR SWEET CHARITY’S SAKE.
                   Winfield’s Home Talent Again in the Front for a Worthy Object.
                                       The Charity Concert a Brilliant Success.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.

No city in the Union has more generous-hearted, public spirited people than Winfield. Their interest and energy in every good cause is wonderful. And no city can excel us in diversity and superiority of literary and musical talent. Last Thursday evening THE COURIER had an article calling attention to the fact that a number of families, as a result of the long, hard winter, with all avenues of labor closed, were in abject want, and suggesting a charity concert for the raising of a benefit fund, and stating that Judge Albright, with his characteristic public spirit, would furnish the Opera House for one or two nights for such purpose, as his donation. The Ladies Local Relief Society, of which Mrs. J. L. Horning, one of the city’s noblest workers in every good movement, is president, took the matter in hand, and the concert was determined on for Saturday evening, just two days after. Friday, E. F. Blair, on behalf of the ladies, began the arrangement of a program. There was no time for rehearsal. Each one assumed a part of their own selection and responsibility and the result was marvelous—a perfect index to the superiority of our home talent. The willingness and zeal with which the performers and citizens generally responded to this call was fully in harmony with the culture, refinement, and enterprise that have made our city famous. The ladies sold over seven hundred tickets the first day they were out, Friday, and Saturday evening the Opera House was a jam, and yet many who bought tickets were unable to get there.
The entertainment opened with a beautiful selection by a male quartette: Messrs. G. H. Buckman, E. F. Blair, J. S. R. Bates, and C. I. Forsyth, four of the city’s best male voices, with Mrs. L. H. Webb at the piano.
Then came the soprano solo, “When the Tide Comes In,” by Mrs. C. A. Bliss. Mrs. Bliss has a clear voice under perfect control and has long stood among the city’s leading soprano singers.
One of the best “hits” of the evening was Will Farringer, who appeared as a darkey dude, in “The Golden Stair,” chorused by a number of male voices. He was loudly encored and again convulsed the audience with “One More Ribber for to Cross.” Will is a good one in comic song.
The Baritone solo of O. Branham was a very fine rendition. He has a peculiarly deep and voluminous voice. His little daughter, Miss Florence, played the piano accompaniment remarkably well for one of her age.
The instrumental selection of Miss Pearl Van Doren, “Old Grimes,” with novel and beautiful variations, elicited high praise. Miss Pearl has advanced from the beginning under one of our best home instructors and has reached great proficiency. She touches the keys with a grace and ease at once noticeable.
Little Maud Scott, only four years old and scarcely larger, as the old saying goes, than “a pound of soap,” recited “Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight” in a manner that would do credit to many a person of maturity. She was wildly encored and again came forward with “What Ails My Papa’s Mouth?” She is certainly a prodigy. She can’t read a thing—merely knows her letters. She recites beautifully some quite heavy pieces, taught by her mother. She has a strong, clear voice, perfect self-possession, and a great love for recitation. The audience was profuse in worthy laudations.
Charlie Roberts’ cornet solo, “Polke de Concert,” was finely performed. He handles the cornet with much proficiency. He is from “Hould Hingland” and was at one time connected with one of the Royal bands.
The descriptive song of Judge Buckman, “The Pilgrims Progress,” gave good scope for the Judge’s fine tenor voice. Mr. Buckman is unexcelled among vocalists. His voice is clear and his enunciation very distinct, with great versatility.
“Sixth Air With Variations,” Clarence Roberts on violin and Miss Nettie McCoy at the piano, exhibited superior musical culture. Clarence is complete master of the violin, while as a pianist Miss McCoy has few equals.
“Home is Where the Mother is,” was beautifully sung by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Mr. F. D. Blackman, and Chas. Slack, four of the city’s best vocalists, whose services in the Methodist choir have made the talent familiar to all.
The Courier Cornet Band is always forward for any good cause. In addition to fine music preceding the concert, they have a charming overture, “The Rivals,” as a part of the program. This is one of the best bands in the state, and its splendid music is always justly recognized.
A vocal trio, Roses and Violets,” by Mrs. Blackman, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Slack, was next on the program, a lovely selection and very nicely sung.

The excellent musical talent of Al. Roberts is well known to everybody. He can play and instrument and his music is always classic. His guitar solo was a novelty in the program and was highly appreciated.
Mrs. E. G. Cole, whose frequent appearance before Winfield audiences in years gone by, acquainted all with her sweet voice and attractive presence, appeared again Saturday evening for the first time in two years, in “Glide Forth, Oh Gentle Dove,” a popular selection and splendidly rendered.
“Homeward Bound,” with Mrs. Blair at the piano, gave ample volume for the superior voices and culture of Judge Buckman and Judge Snow. Judge Snow’s rich bass voice has become as standard in our musical circles as has Judge Buckman’s. They are both old stand-byes.
Chas. I. Forsyth, the attorney recently located here, made his first appearance before a Winfield audience in a baritone solo, “The White Squall.” This is one of the most thrilling of musical compositions, and was most admirably sung by Mr. Forsyth, who has a very rich and distinct base voice and will take prominence among our musicians.
A pleasant relief was the recitation, “Wintergreen Berries,” by Mrs. Flo Williams. Though giving no special attention to elocution, she exhibits culture and natural talent in voice and gesture by no means mediocre. Her rendition was very well received.
“The Battle of Murpheysville,” a thrilling descriptive song, was given by Mr. Blair, one of the city’s best tenor voices, with Mrs. Blair at the piano. Mr. Blair’s voice is peculiarly soft and versatile. He has a love and cultured talent for music that have kept him to the front in our musical circles for years.
The immense convulser of the occasion was the duet, “A Fine Old Diechan gintleman” and “A fine old Irish Gintleman,” specially and hurriedly prepared for this event by Judge Buckman and Mr. Blair. It was full of local hits that brought out roars of laughter. The Judge and Mr. Blair are a rattling musical team.
The Misses Leith and Shay gave a violin and piano duet, “Tyroler Valksteid,” which was well received, and a pleasant novelty owing to a feminine hand being at the bow.
The appearance of Mr. and Mrs. Blair, Mrs. W. H. Albro, and Judge Snow brought up the long ago when this quartette sang so steadily as the Episcopal choir, appearing in numerous concerts. They are all excellent musicians and sang beautifully “Love’s Happy, Golden Days.”
The entertainment closed with “Ring Dem Hebbenly Bells,” led by Mr. Blair, with some “bully” local “hits” and chorused by all the male voices who had taken part in the concert.
Winfield never had a more successful entertainment than this—remarkably successful considering no rehearsal. Mr. Blair in arranging and carrying out the program showed himself an adept as a musical organizer. There was not a break to mar the occasion, and the performances were all of a high order.
The Local Relief Society thus raised a fund of over $250, that will be judiciously applied to the city’s worthy poor, and will take much sunshine into many an unfortunate home. Should this warm weather be the opening of spring, this fund will carry the needy through. If the cold weather continues, another concert will likely be necessary, for which we have ample talent that didn’t appear this time.
Mrs. Henry Brown; Addison Brown...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
Mrs. Henry Brown entertained eight or ten couples of young folks, Thursday eve. Mrs. Brown is a delightful entertainer, and, assisted by Mr. Addison Brown, made the occasion most agreeable to all.
Lewis Brown...
                                            FLAG DRUG STORE CLOSED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
The Flag Drug Store was closed Wednesday on attachment by R. S. Patterson for $1,088.90, a judgment obtained in the last term of our District Court against John Fleming. Patterson is a Kansas City wholesale liquor dealer and this debt is an old one, a judgment being taken to avoid the “out law” claim of the “statoots.” E. F. Blair, Louie [Lewis] Brown, and Chas. Slack were appointed appraisers and were taking an invoice today. The stock is in the name of Mrs. Fleming, and it is doubtful, should she make a fight and prove her ownership, whether this judgment is worth anything, as related to the drug stock.
Addison Brown...
                                                   A CHARMING EVENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Certainly there could be no happier occasion than that at the elegant and spacious home of C. F. Bahntge, Thursday. It was the bi-weekly party of the G. O. club. The popularity of Misses Bert Morford and Nona Calhoun and Messrs. Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge as entertainers was fully sustained—warm-hearted, graceful, lively and free, a manner that completely banished all restraint and made supreme gaiety unalloyed.
The guests were: Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, and Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Sallie Bass, Jennie Hane, Anna Hunt, Mary Randall, Mary Berkey, Emma Strong, Leota Gary, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Ida Johnston, Nell and Kate Rodgers, Nellie Cole, Hattie Stolp, Eva Dodds, and Lizzie and Margie Wallis; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, P. H. Albright, G. E. Lindsley, Will E. Hodges, Byron Rudolf, Everett T. and George H. Schuler, Ed. J. McMullen, Lacey T. Tomlin, Tom J. Eaton, Willis A. Ritchie, Harry Sickafoose, Wm. D. Carey, Frank N. Strong, Frank F. Leland, Ivan A. Robinson, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer.
The appointments of this richly furnished and very agreeable home are splendidly adapted to a gathering of this kind. The Roberts Orchestra was present with its charming music and the joyous guests indulged in the “mazy” to their heart’s content, mingling cards and tete-a-tete. The collation was especially excellent and bounteous. Nothing but the ancient “wee sma” hours abridged the gaiety, when all departed with warmest appreciation of their delightful entertainers.
And right here we can’t quell the remark that the young ladies have made a brilliant success of the G. O. Club. It is one of the most pleasurable sources of amusement yet inaugurated in the city—one giving the young ladies ample scope to exhibit their superior qualities in the entertainment line. It is a very pleasant and successful alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club. Of course the P. H. has long since delivered the prize to the G. O.
Addison Brown...
                                                          THE GERMAN.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
No dance affords as much well-bred hilarity and genuine enjoyment, for an evening, as the German. It is purely a social arrangement, mingling novelty most acceptable. Highly pleasurable indeed was the “German” reception of Miss Ida Johnston last night. The appointments of this richly furnished and truly elegant home, for such an occasion, was perfect. The large double parlors, with their canvas-covered floor, gave ample scope for the many amusing figures of the German. The figures were admirably led by Willis A. Ritchie and Miss Mattie Harrison, assisted by Frank F. Leland and Miss Ida Ritchie, and, though some were quite intricate, went off without a break. Besides those mentioned, the guests were: Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Matlack, Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Jennie Hane, Sallie Bass, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Nellie Cole, Nona Calhoun, Anna Hunt, Bert Morford, and Maggie Harper; Messrs. Byron Rudolf, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Addison Brown, M. J. O’Meara, Will E. Hodges, Everett T. and George H. Schuler, Lacey T. Tomlin, Tom J. Eaton, Ed. J. McMullen, and Frank H. Greer. The ladies were all in beautiful costume and the gentlemen brought out the swallow tail for the first time this winter. Master Archie Olmstead furnished the piano music and his excellent time elicited much appreciation. The favors were numerous, “cute” and appropriate. The excellent collation formed a very interesting supplement. Miss Johnston is an admirable entertainer, easy, genial, and graceful, and, agreeably assisted by her mother, afforded all one of the pleasantest evenings of the winter. This home is one of the most complete and commodious in the city, giving splendid opportunity for receptions. This was the first German of the winter. It proved such a delightful novelty that others will likely be given before the “light fantastic” season is ended. To those familiar with the various “round dances,” the German is the acme of the Terpsichorean art, fashionable, graceful, and gay.
Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
E. F. Blair, Louis [Lewis] Brown, and Charles Slack, appraisers on the stock of the Flag Drug Store, finished yesterday. The appraised value figures $797.30.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.

Mrs. M. L. Whitney, assisted by her daughter, Miss Libbie, and son, W. R., entertained a number of guests last evening at their pleasant an agreeable home on South Mansfield, in that easy and pleasant manner that is sure to make all feel at home. The evening was spent in social pastime and amusements. Such social gatherings are a source of much pleasure to all participating, and this one will long be remembered as among the delightful society evenings of this city. Refreshments of the choicest kind were partaken of, and all went home with the satisfaction of having enjoyed themselves. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beeny, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Matlack, Dr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. Tandy, Captain and Mrs. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mrs. Riddle, Mrs. E. Wallis, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, and Misses Nellie and Alice Aldrich, Miss Hamill, Miss Maggie Taylor, Miss Nettie McCoy, Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, L. M. Williams, and Rev. J. C. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown...
                                                          LITTLE MAUD.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
A very good house was present at the entertainment, Tuesday eve, to hear the child wonder, “Little Maud,” assisted by home talent. The vocal music by Mrs. Blackman, Mrs. Brown, Lewis Brown, and Chas. Slack, accompanied by Miss Maud Kelly on the piano, was excellent and fully up to their high order of music. Judge Buckman and Mr. Forsythe sang a duet which completely captivated all and was highly appreciated. The solo, “No Tongue Can Tell,” by Mrs. Blackman, was grand. The instrumental pieces by Mr. Taylor, the blind man, was excellent, though having a very poor instrument to perform on. Jack Evans sang two comical pieces which afforded much amusement to the audience. Little Maud is truly a child wonder. She is not yet five years and cannot read. She recited difficult selections as the “Two Vagabonds,” “Beautiful Snow,” “After the Battle,” “The Dying Soldiers,” and others with that grace and ease which stamps her as a prodigy, and would do honor to older persons who are elocutionists. It was a very pleasant entertainment and was enjoyed by all.
Addison Brown...
                                           ANOTHER ENJOYABLE PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Monday Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller entertained, in honor of Mr. Miller’s forty-fourth birthday, a large number of old folks. Last evening their pleasant home was again open, on behalf of Joe C. Miller and Jno. R. Brooks, and was the occasion of a very happy gathering of young folks. Those whose presence contributed to the gaiety of the evening were: Misses Anna McCoy, Minnie Taylor, Leota Gary, Anna Hunt, Josie and Lulu Pixley, Mary and Eva Berkey, Ella Randall, Nellie McMullen, Mattie Reider, Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jennie Hane, Maggie Harper, Hattie Stolp, Bessie Handy, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Ella Wilson, Sallie Bass, Alma Smock, Carrie Christie; Messrs. Elder Vawter, W. E. Hodges, Ed J. McMullen, Lacey T. Tomlin, Thos. J. Johnston, Willis A. Ritchie, Addison Brown, Everett T. and Geo. H. Schuler, Jas. Lorton, Frank H. Greer, Chas. Slack, Eugene Wallis, J. W. Spindler, Geo. Lindsley, Phil. Kleeman, F. F. Leland, C. F. Bahntge, Harry Bahntge, Dr. Stine, and A. L. Schultz.

Very agreeably assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mrs. Hartwell, and Mrs. Oscar Tilford, Mr. Brooks and Mr. Joe Miller did the honors of the occasion very becomingly, making a freedom and jollity most enjoyable. The genial, warm-hearted hospitality of this home always assures every guest supreme pleasure. During the evening an elegant gold headed ebony cane, appropriately engraved, was brought out and presented to Mr. George Washington Miller as an appreciative and hearty birthday remembrance from his son, Joe C. Miller, and his nephew, John R. Brooks, with the warm wish that it may brace his footsteps in paths strew with long life, prosperity, and happiness unalloyed. It was a neat surprise to Mr. Miller and very joyfully received. The pleasant hostess and her assistants looked unique in Martha Washington array. It was truly “Washington Day” for this home, the head of which was born the same date as the Father of his country, and bears the illustrious statesman’s name as the vestibule to his. The repast was specially bounteous and elegant. With music, lively chat, and various amusements, all departed in the full realization of one of the happiest parties of the many that have marked the winter.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
We struck the finest thing in perfumery and handkerchief extracts this morning on our rounds that we have ever seen. They are at Brown & Son’s drug store, and for something elegant for the ladies and young society gents, down anything in existence. Call and try them, and if you do not agree with us, we will be silent forever more.
Addison Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown...
                                                      SOCIAL WINFIELD.
                     Very Pleasant Meetings of the G. O. Club and Literary Union.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
The G. O. Club gave another of its very enjoyable parties last evening in the agreeable home of Miss Anna Hunt. The juicy consistency of real estate didn’t interfere in the least with the attendance. Cabs were out and annihilated any weather inconvenience. Those participating in the gaiety of the evening were: Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Balliet, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Ida Ritchie, Nellie Cole, Maggie Harper, Ida Johnston, Mary Berkey, Eva Dodds, Hattie Stolp, Minnie Taylor, and Leota Gary; Messrs. C. A. Bower, A. G. Haltinwanger, Frank F. Leland, Addison Brown, Charles F. and Harry Bahntge, Otto Weile, Willis A. Ritchie, Lacey T. Tomlin, H. D. Sickafoose, G. E. Lindsley, P. S. Hills, James Lorton, Eugene Wallis, Will E. Hodges, George Schuler, and Frank H. Greer. The graceful entertainment of Miss Anna, appropriately assisted by Capt. and Mrs. Hunt, was most admirable. With various popular amusements and the merriest converse, supplemented by choice refreshments, all retired in the realization of a most delightful evening, full appreciating the genial hospitality of Miss Hunt. The G. O.’s will probably have but one or two more meetings this season. Successful indeed have been its parties during the winter, affording a very pleasurable alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club. The young ladies have certainly shown themselves adepts in the art of entertainment. The boys readily deliver the laurels.

The Literary Union, though unavoidably meeting on the same evening of the G. O., had a good attendance and an evening of much interest and profit. It met in the capacious home of Miss Lola Silliman, whose happy reception made perfect freedom and enjoyment. The program was acceptably arranged and meritable—Quartette music by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, C. I. Forsyth, and Charles Slack; a revel with Longfellow, with numerous and applicable quotations, all giving a stanza; a basso solo by Mr. Forsyth, with Miss Kelly at the instrument; essay, “The Moral Codes,” N. W. Mayberry; vocal duet by Mrs. Brown and Chas. Slack; recitation by Miss Maud Kelly; duet, violin and piano, A. F. Hopkins and Miss Silliman; recitation, by Frank H. Greer. Besides those named there were present: Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, and Mrs. A. Silliman; Misses Eva Berkey, Minnie Burney, and Ora Lowry; Messrs. P. S. Hills, James Lorton, O. D. Wagner, M. A. Stewart, C. E. Webb, L. E. Barbour, and Lewin Plank. This Union certainly has a meritable object—the drawing out, in pleasant and profitable entertainment, the city’s literary ability and taste. It will at once enlist the appreciation of all of a literary or musical turn. Among the city’s numerous parties where “airy pleasantries” are the order, a Union of this kind is very appropriate. The next entertainment will be given in the new St. James Hotel parlors, in conjunction with a social by the Ladies Aid Society.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Fred Wilber has on exhibition in Brown & Son’s window, one of his pen sketches of a pair of horses. Fred has acquired this art under Prof. Inskeep. It is very fine.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown...
                                                      SOCIAL WINFIELD.
    The Pleasant Hour Club at the Opera House and the M. E. Social at the St. James.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
The regular hop of the P. H. C., at the Opera House, Thursday, was thoroughly enjoyed by about forty couples. These parties are always marked by much pleasure and satisfaction. The approach of the summery season was very perceptible to the many dancers, who realized that Terpsichore must soon give way to the exhilarating picnic, with its chigger, mosquito, and thin lemonade accompaniments. The Club has but one more regular hop and will close the season the 15th of April with a calico ball that is looked to with much anticipation.
The St. James was filled to overflowing Thursday, and this means a big crowd. The house was thrown wide open to all and expressions of surprise were heard upon all sides as the guests strolled through the elegant suites or rooms. As is well known, this social was given by the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. church, through the kindness and generosity of Mr. Weitzel. The house and supper were free to the Society, so all the expense they were too was for the ice cream. About $75 was netted, which will be used towards the erection of a parsonage. The supper was excellent, after which the guests made themselves at home. Some excellent music by Messrs. Buckman, Forsythe, Slack, and Brown and Mrs. Blackman and Mrs. Brown, assisted by Miss Maud Kelly on the piano, with fine violin music by O. F. Hopkins, made the occasion more pleasant. “Little Maud” also gave a couple of recitations in her inimitable manner. The crowd left about 10 p.m., feeling at though they had spent a very pleasant evening through the hospitality of the Ladies Aid Society, Landlord Weitzel and wife, and Clerk Millington and wife.
Mrs. Henry Brown; Mrs. Lewis Brown...
                                                      SOCIAL WINFIELD
                    Indulges in the Fashionable Novelty of Five O’clock Luncheon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.

The most fashionable novelty is five o’clock luncheon, a full-dress reception of ladies only, for tea and an hour or two of social chat, such as only ladies, when untrammeled by the awkward presence of men—who were never made to talk—can enjoy. Last evening Winfield had the first full-fledged introduction of this pleasurable novel. It was a reception by Mrs. A. H. Doane and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, two of the city’s most delightful entertainers, at the home of Mrs. Doane. A little after four the invited guests began to arrive and by 5 o’clock the parlors were a scene of the liveliest mirth and social freedom, the following prominent ladies being present: Mesdames C. H. Taylor, C. L. Harter, Ray Oliver, George Raymond, George Rembaugh, J. F. Balliet, G. H. Buckman, O. Branham, W. H. Albro, Ela Albright, E. M. Albright, J. J. Carson, L. M. Williams, J. A. Eaton, J. C. Miller, Col. McMullen, J. F. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, C. C. Collins, Henry Brown, Lewis Brown, J. H. Tomlin, E. P. Young, J. N. Young, Dr. Van Doren, M. J. Darling, W. H. Shearer, R. E. Wallis, D. A. Millington, Wm. Mullen, H. L. Holmes, W. P. Hackney, Dr. Brown, M. L. Robinson, Geo. Robinson, S. D. Pryor, Dr. Emerson, M. L. Whitney, J. L. Horning, J. D. Pryor, Geo. W. Miller, Edwin Beeny, Frank Doane, and Miss Lena Oliver. At the appointed hour a luncheon of choice delicacies, with a sprinkling of appropriate substantials, was bounteously and gracefully served. It was one of the happiest gatherings imaginable. The ladies were all handsomely and fashionably attired. By half past six all had departed, realizing the pleasantest reception for many a day. The main object of the “five o’clock luncheon” is to dissipate the inconveniences of the “fashionable call,” where all is prim form, with little opportunity for forming genuine friendships. It is certainly a most admirable mode of widening friendships among the ladies of the city, as all will attest who experienced the very agreeable hospitality of Mrs. Doane and Mrs. Kretsinger, on this occasion.
Addison Brown...
                                           ANOTHER CHARMING EVENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane opened their agreeable home Thursday to one of the gayest gatherings of young folks. Receptions by this popular and very social couple are always marked by the freest and most acceptable enjoyment. Their graceful entertainment admits no restraint—all go in for a genuine good time, and they always have it. Those experiencing the free-hearted hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Doane on this occasion were Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Doane; Mrs. E. H. Nixon, Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Nettie and Anna McCoy, Margie Wallis, Nellie McMullen, Ida Ritchie, Leota Gary, Jennie Hane, Sadie French, Anna Hunt, Jennie Bangs, Ida Johnston, Hattie Stolp, Eva Dodds, Lena Oliver, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Nellie Cole; Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Lacey Tomlin, James Lorton, W. A. and Walter Ritchie, Tom J. Eaton, Ed J. McMullen, Byron R. Rudolph, C. E. Vosbourgh, Addison Brown, Harry Sickafoose, Frank F. Leland, Wm. D. Carey, Ivan A. Robinson, Will E. Hodges, and Frank H. Greer. Indulging in the ever popular whist and other amusements, with the jolliest social converse, until after the serving of the choice luncheon, the music began and the Terpsichorean toe turned itself loose. The evening throughout was one of much delight, and all bid adieu fully realizing that Mr. and Mrs. Doane are foremost among the most admirable entertainers of social Winfield.
                                           ANOTHER CAVALRY CHARGE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.

A large and jolly crowd was out last Thursday for a horseback ride. The move of the column was like a cavalry charge, and the sound of the hoofs of the high-stepping chargers resounded on the evening air in a way that attracted everybody, and made lots of fun and invigorating exercise for the participants, who were Misses Ida Ritchie, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Jennie Bangs, Mary Berkey, Ida Johnston, Mattie Reider, Nellie McMullen, Margie Wallis, Messrs. Addison Brown, Lacey Tomlin, F. F. Leland, Will E. Hodges, Chas. F. Bahntge, Ward Day, Ed. J. McMullen, and Tom J. Eaton. The party raised the wind, which began to hurl clouds of dust, as the evening advanced, being the only alloy to the event’s pleasure. Winfield has some fine riders, especially among the ladies, who are rapidly acquainting themselves with the fact that no more healthful or enjoyable pastime has ever been inaugurated.
Mrs. Henry Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Read Robinson and wife and Mrs. M. L. Robinson and Mrs. H. Brown left Sunday even on the S. K. for Kansas City.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
Mrs. M. L. Robinson and Mrs. Henry Brown returned from Kansas City this morning.
Henry Brown...
                                                          LINE JERSEYS.
                                       A Chance All Should Embrace At Once.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
J. E. Carson, brother of our J. J. Carson, is in the city. He is of the Willow Grove Jersey Farm, of Carson Bros., Lincoln County, Kentucky, and comes on to close out the Jersey herd brought here last winter. There are fifteen left, and can be seen at the livery barn on Riverside avenue. No finer stock was ever brought into this county. Those left are beautiful young heifers, from one to two years old. Six of them are bred to “Signal Lad,” at the head of the Willow Grove herd, and “Alphea Robbin,” at the head of the herd here, and will be fresh in sixty days. Yesterday one of these fine heifers was bought for $100 by E. Mosley, of Lawrence, and shipped to that place. This fine stock should be kept here. Among those who have bought from this herd, and now have fresh Jersey cows, are Col. McMullen, Henry Brown, Judge McDonald, J. N. Young, Frank W. Finch, and others, all proclaiming them the best milkers they ever saw. The prices are very reasonable, and when people examine the stock, Mr. Carson should find no need of removing them to find ready sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Addison Brown...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 15, 1886.
                                                          THE G. O. CLUB.

The elegant and spacious new home of Senator and Mrs. W. P. Hackney was a most pleasurable scene last night. It was a reception in honor of the G. O. Club. The unavoidable absence of the Senator in Topeka was the only regret. It was one of the happiest meetings in the history of the club. Mrs. Hackney was very gracefully assisted in entertaining by Miss Eva Dodds. This was the first opening of this beautiful home and the guests found delight in wandering through the richly furnished and capacious apartments. Everything exhibits cultured taste and modern fashion. The entire remodeling of the interior and exterior, with its bright new furnishings, has made one of the most elaborate homes in the Queen City, if not in the whole state—elaborate in all that pertains to elegance and comfort. There is no gaudy display. All is in perfect taste from the first floor to the third. At eleven o’clock the west parlors were cleared, miniature tables spread, and the gay party sat down to a luncheon exceptionally fine, many choice delicacies with a sprinkling of the substantial. The rain storm brought out the hacks for the home-taking, and all departed with the highest praises of this grand home and the delightful entertainment afforded on this occasion. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. B. H. Riddell, Mrs. B. W. Matlack, Mrs. Spence Miner, and Mrs. Alice Bishop; Misses Nettie and Annie McCoy, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Leota Gary, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Hattie Stolp, Ida Johnston, Jennie Hane, Ida Ritchie, Mary Berkey, and Nellie McMullen; Messrs. Wm. D. Carey, Tom P. Richardson, A. F. Hopkins, Willis A. Ritchie, Lacey Tomlin, Will E. Hodges, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Ed J McMullen, Tom J. Eaton, J. L. M. Hill, Harry Sickafoose, Frank N. Strong, G. E. Lindsley, Ivan A. Robinson, Geo. H. Schuler, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer.
   [Note: Newspaper coverage of Henry Brown Family not covered after above item.]


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