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Youngheim Brothers

Winfield Directory 1880.
YOUNGHEIM, CHAS., clothing and gent’s furnishing goods, hats and caps, Main,
e. s. between 8th and 9th avenues; boards 8th avenue, corner Fuller.
Youngheim, Eli, clerk, Chas. Youngheim, boards Eighth Avenue Hotel.
YOUNGHEIM, CHAS., Main, e. s. between 8th and 9th avenues.
YOUNGHEIM, CHAS., Main, e. s. between 8th and 9th avenues.
YOUNGHEIM, CHAS., Main, e. s. between 8th and 9th avenues.
YOUNGHEIM, CHAS., Main, e. s. between 8th and 9th avenues.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
NEW STORE. We have received a large line of HOSIERY, EMBROIDERIES!! FANS, PARASOLS, KID GLOVES, AND GENT’S FURNISHING GOODS of the latest styles, which we are selling at prices lower than you have ever heard of. We invite everybody to call at our store and see if this is true. Respectfully, YOUNGHEIM & BRO.
Main street, west side, between Ninth and Tenth avenues, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
Youngheim Brothers are selling goods at extremely low prices. Notice their advertisement.
NEW STORE. We have received a large line of HOSIERY, EMBROIDERIES!!
FANS, PARASOLS, Kid Gloves and Gent’s Furnishing Goods of the latest styles, which we are selling at prices lower than you have ever heard of. We invite everybody to call at our store and see if this is true. Respectfully, YOUNGHEIM & BRO.,
Main street, west side, between Ninth and Tenth avenue, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Listed as a Courier Advertiser:
YOUNGHEIM BROS. have a very excellent stock of clothing and gent’s furnishing goods, and are building up a good trade. We advise buyers to call and see them.
Youngheim Brother talk about moving to building just south of Hope’s Jewelry Store: location not given...
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1879.
Youngheim Bros. intend moving their stock into the building just south of Hope’s jewelry store in a few days.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
CLOTHING. Youngheim Bros.; J. B. Porter.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.

Mr. Chas. Youngheim is visiting New York and Cincinnati and will buy a splendid line of clothing during his absence. The boys intend to close out their boots, shoes, and dry goods and turn their attention exclusively to clothing.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1879.
The following is a list of the elective and appointed officers of Winfield lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., to serve for the ensuing year.
N. G.: A. W. Davis; V. G.: James H. Vance; Rec. Sec.: David C. Beach; Treas.: Max Shoeb; W.: John W. Smiley; C.: D. W. Southard; I. G.: M. B. Shields; O. G.: F. Ebenback; R. S. to N. G.: Jacob Lipps; L. S. to N. G.: Charles Youngheim; R. S. to V. G.: John Fleming; L. S. to V. G.: Daniel Sheel; R. S. S.: B. M. Terrill; L. S. S.: Jno. Hoenscheidt; Chaplain: W. H. H. Maris; D. D. G. M.: M. G. Troup.
Eli Youngheim sells interest in store to Charles Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
Mr. Eli Youngheim has sold his interest in the store of Youngheim Bros., to Charley, and will retire from business. Charley is now in the east, purchasing goods.
Eli Youngheim moves to building vacated by E. T. Roland’s hardware store: address not given...
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
Eli Youngheim has moved to the room lately vacated by E. T. Roland’s hardware store, where he exhibits a fine stock of clothing.
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1880.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, was the Jewish Day of Atonement, and was commemorated by fasting and religious services by the Hebrew people all over the country. In Winfield Messrs. M. Hahn & Co., I. Levy, and Eli Youngheim closed their stores and suspended all business operations during that day.
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
Eli Youngheim received a large lot of goods Saturday, the first of his spring invoice.
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, March 17, 1881.
Eli Youngheim has been making some large improvements in his store room. He has enlarged it considerably and extended his shelves to accommodate the large stock of clothing and furnishing goods now on the way. Eli is a good businessman and has a healthy trade. He has kept on improving his stock from year to year since he came here, four years ago, until he now has one of the best stores in the southwest. We are glad to note Eli’s success and hope prosperity may continue to smile on him as graciously as she has during the past four years.
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Below are statements of businessmen and leading citizens of this city and county.

ELI YOUNGHEIM, Dealer in clothing, gents furnishing goods, hats, caps, and trunks. My business is better than a year ago. I do not think that prohibition has affected it. I expect an increase of business right along and have full confidence in the future of this county. I think there are more goods in my line in this city than there was a year ago.
Eli Youngheim...
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.
Eli Youngheim gave $5.00.
Eli Youngheim moved store: address not given. [Levi’s old stand, next door to the post office.]...
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
Eli Youngheim has removed his stock of clothing into Levi’s old stand, next door to the post office. This is one of the largest store rooms in the city, and the most centrally located. Eli has been enlarging his business rapidly during the past year and is now in a condition to make things boom.
Cowley County Courant, November 24, 1881.
                         I have removed NEXT DOOR TO THE POST OFFICE!
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
R. W. Scott, a young man who for some time resided here, clerking for J. S. Mann and Eli Youngheim, has been arrested at El Dorado on a charge of forgery. He went from here to act as local agent for Jarvis, Conklin & Co. at El Dorado, and of late his actions have been suspicious and Mr. S. M. Jarvis came down to investigate, and found him a defaulter to the tune of two or three thousand dollars. He seems to have forged notes and mortgages and secured money on them.
Eli Youngheim...
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
Costume of Eli Youngheim as a “dandy,” considered first rate.
Eli Youngheim...
Cowley County Courant, February 23, 1882.
George Headrick now occupies the position of clerk in the clothing store of Eli Youngheim.
Eli Youngheim: still located one door north of Post Office in Winfield...
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
Eli Youngheim...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.

If there is a young man in this city who has perseverence, it is Eli Youngheim. For one straight half hour this morning, we watched him try to sell a Nez Perce squaw a pair of bright red socks, but after vainly striving to make him understand they were too short, she stepped back from the counter, drew up her frock and illustrated to him just about how long she wanted them and that the ones he was trying to sell her wouldn’t reach nowhere. When we left the store, the Indian had gone out and George Headrick was fanning Eli, trying to revive him.
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
Hodges’ delivery horse ran away again last Thursday and fell flat on its back on the sidewalk in front of Eli Youngheim’s.
Eli Youngheim...
Cowley County Courant, June 8, 1882.
Eli Youngheim has a brand new clerk at his establishment.
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
Winfield Lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., at its meeting on July 13th installed the following members as officers for the ensuing term.
M. B. Shields, N. G.; W. H. Dawson, V. G.; Jos. O’Hare, Recording Secretary; E. S. Bedilion, Per. Secretary; R. S. Kroft, N. G.; J. H. Vance, L. S. U. G.; Howard, Warden, Bradt, Con.; O. H. Herrington, I. G.; Will Hudson, O. G.; L. B. Jolliff, R. S. V. G.; E. Youngheim, R. S. S.; J. W. McRorey, L. S. S.
[Note: Above item was not clear: “Howard, Warden, Bradt, Con.”]
Eli Youngheim...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
Eli Youngheim comes to the front this week with a big advertisement. Eli has an immense stock of elegant goods and is offering bargains that are hard to equal. We advise the trading public to give Eli a call.
Ad shows Eli Youngheim still next to Post Office...
Post Office in 1880: Main, northwest corner of 9th Avenue [Old Log Store]...
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
A SURPRISE PARTY TO HIS FRIENDS. This collective term used above will not be charged against E. Youngheim as vanity if they would go and see for themselves—the general and thorough enlargement of his stock. There is not a single branch in his assortment that has not got a new feature to be shown calculated to prove of value to the trade in Young Men’s, Boys’, and Children’s line. The attractions offered must be seen in order to be appreciated. HATS AND CAPS, The largest and most beautiful line ever shown. GENT’S FURNISHINGS, This department grows in favor as gentlemen come to learn the variety and goods he keeps. He keeps everything worn by Men and Boys, because he intends that his shall be a complete CLOTHING HOUSE, where entire outfits of male attire can be obtained.
By all means see ELI YOUNGHEIM, Of Mammoth Clothing House,
Eli Youngheim...

Winfield Courier, November 30, 1882.
Winter is coming. Get your overcoats while it is yet time, and before I am literally overrun with business. ELI YOUNGHEIM.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
The latest novelty in gents wear is a “lace cravat” in seal brown or steel blue, at Eli Youngheim’s.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.
Eli Youngheim, our “Mammoth” clothier, started Saturday afternoon on a purchasing  tour through the Eastern markets. He will be absent a month or more, and during his stay will “catch on” to all the latest styles, and be ready with an immense spring stock from which to fit out the boys in elegant shape. Eli is one of our most popular and prosperous merchants.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
Eli Youngheim returned from the east last week with improved looks and a large stock of goods.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Eli Youngheim and M. Hahn & Co., have both gone into the canvas awning business if we may judge from the gay appearance of the fronts of their stores.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
Eli Youngheim has been working a big force during the past week marking and storing away his new goods. They have been coming in by the dray load.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
In addition to the hundred or so cases of new goods recently received by Eli Youngheim, he has also “got in” a new clerk, Mr. B. Hughes, formerly with Wilde’s clothing house of Cincinnati. It now keeps three salesmen busy to wait on Eli’s numerous customers.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
Eli Youngheim took a trip East Thursday morning. He has been ailing some time, and needs a rest badly.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
Eli Youngheim again comes to the front this week with another of his large and attractive advertisements. Eli came to Winfield six years ago and started a clothing store with his brother, Charley, that would resemble his present mammoth stock about as much as a little star resembles the sun. By honest industry, strict business integrity, and a thorough knowledge of the clothing business, he has established an immense trade and now owns an establishment unsurpassed by any in the Southwest.
“Just as Happy as a Big Sun Flower!” OUR AMBITION REALIZED -IN THE POSSESSION OF THE- MOST ELEGANT AND LARGEST STOCK -OF- CLOTHING IN SOUTHERN KANSAS. We throw down the Gauntlet: let them who dare, pick it up!
READ AND LEARN the reason why the people are with us. You will find it is because we protect their interests and supply them with better goods and for much less money than anyone in this section. All we can say is, come and see the stock, and if you don’t make the exclamation, “The Half has not been Told!” we are sadly mistaken.
Respectfully, ELI YOUNGHEIM, The Mammoth Clothier.

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Eli Youngheim is doing a rushing clothing business this year. He is building up a trade that is a credit to any merchant.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Eli Youngheim, Winfield’s mammoth clothier, is arranging to start in about two weeks for a three months’ visit around his childhood haunts in Germany. Eli has confined himself very closely to business during the last eight years, and but few young men have made the rapid advancement in trade circles that he has. He can allow himself the vacation with good grace. His pleasant young salesman, Joe Finkleburg, will have charge of the store during Eli’s absence.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
THE ONE that does NOT yearly advertise to move or close out at cost, but does as he advertises, having fairly prospered, is willing again to divide the profits with the general public, AND STILL BE FOUND AT THE OLD STAND.
Thanking the public for the generous support, and with the assurance of continuing to deal fair, I will say that the SPRING STOCK now arriving is the handsomest and largest ever shown in this city, excelling in fit and style, at prices competition is unable to make.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
Eli Youngheim got off Tuesday for a three months’ visit to his mother and other relatives in Germany. Mr. Isaac Sickles of Cincinnati, a gentleman of long experience in the business, will have charge of the Mammoth clothing establishment during Eli’ absence.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Eli Youngheim reached Europe Saturday, after a nine days ride on the ocean, and soon will be enjoying the sights in his native land.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
Eli Youngheim writes that he is having a good time in Germany and sends regards to his Winfield friends.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.
Mr. J. F. Walsh, formerly a clerk with Eli Youngheim, came down from Lyons last week and spent a few days with Joe Finkleburg and other friends.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
Eli Youngheim will return from his European trip about Saturday.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
Eli Youngheim has returned from his European tour and is again figuring in the busy marts of trade. After a visit with his mother and other relatives in Germany, whom he hadn’t seen for years before, he can settle down to business again with easy grace, and is preparing to make things lively in the clothing business.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.

Joe Finkleburg left Tuesday for a month’s recreating tour through the East. Joe has been putting in some hard licks in the Mammoth clothing establishment of Eli Youngheim, and is in shape to enjoy this trip to the utmost.
Eli Youngheim announces plan to open a clothing store in Arkansas City...
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
Eli Youngheim has rented a building and will open a clothing store in Arkansas City soon. Eli’s reputation as a clothier is so wide that he will have no trouble in establishing a good trade at the Terminus. The store will likely be in charge of Joe Finkleburg. We don’t know of a better example of what industry, keen judgment, and fair dealing can do than is offered in Eli Youngheim. His advancement since starting out in Winfield has been wonderful.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1884.
Eli Youngheim has been opening an immense invoice of new goods this week, the first for the early fall trade.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1884.
Joe Finkleburg will open a large clothing store in Arkansas City Saturday, under the firm name of Eli Youngheim & Co. Joe will make things hum at the Terminus.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
Eli Youngheim Abroad. In addition to his mammoth clothing store in Winfield, Eli has lately opened one at Arkansas City. In his usual enterprising style, he proceeds to let the people know it and as a result for the past week the papers of that place have been plastered all over with flaming advertisements. Eli will get way up toward the front.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
A. E. Baird. The New York Store. Among the pioneer merchants of Winfield, none have figured more prominently than Mr. A. E. Baird, and the New York Store has ever been a household word in Cowley County. Baird Bros. opened up in the building now occupied by McGuire Bros., as early as 1878, in general merchandise; as their business grew, they sought more commodious quarters—first in the present post office stand, then in Eli Youngheim’s present stand, and finally in 1880 their business had reached such proportions and their confidence in our city became so firm that they built the handsome and roomy brick and stone block now so familiar as the New York Store. Their stock was then confined to dry goods and boots and shoes. In 1881 Mr. W. F. Baird retired and the business has since been carried on by the present proprietor. Mr. Baird’s experience in dry goods is extensive and as a careful buyer in the eastern markets he has no superior, as is plainly attested by a glance through his splendid stock. His stock embraces carpets, oil cloths, gents’ furnishings, boots and shoes, and everything pertaining to a first class dry goods establishment. He pays special attention to fine and fancy dry goods and never fails to please the most fastidious lady.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

Eli Youngheim. The Mammoth Clothier. Everywhere in the West we hear of the indomitable will, energy, and perseverance of men achieving great results, but seldom is found a more prominent case than that of Eli Youngheim. Coming here way back in the early days, he and his brother, Charlie, “set up shop” in a little 10 x 12 room with but a few arms full of clothing. Soon Charlie branched off and started up in McPherson. From the first Eli has gradually “climbed the golden stair” of esteem, integrity, and prosperity. Enlarging from year to year and constantly dealing in a strictly honorable and business-like manner, he now has a retail establishment equal to any of its kind in the State and a business worthy of his ability, honesty, and courtesy. His stock is of a character to at once please the taste and judgement—clothing that for fit and quality is the equal of regular tailor-made and a stock of gents’ furnishings that please the most fastidious. Eli’s magnificent establishment is a monument to perseverence, industry, and integrity, as well as to the possibilities and rapid development of Cowley County and Winfield. Eli believes that “if you have a thing worth saying, say it,” and not a little of his success can be attributed to judicious and never-ceasing newspaper advertising.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
Mr. Frank Pentecost, one of Eli Youngheim’s sprightly clerks at Arkansas City, was in the Metropolis Wednesday.
Eli Youngheim’s costume: Humpty Dumpty...
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.
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.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
Eli Youngheim took a run eastward Monday for a few days’ absence. A fair young lady has been whispered as the attraction.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 19, 1885.
The Spring is Here. In calling attention to our stock for this season we do so with more satisfaction than ever before, for we are now better than ever ready to meet the wants of all buyers of CLOTHING -AND- Gent’s Furnishing Goods.

There is ever going forward great improvements in the manufacture of these goods, so that now the nicest fitting, best made, from fashionable goods can now be procured from us; and we are now able to offer you THE FINEST LINE OF CLOTHING, Etc., ever brought to this market. Our prices are low, our stock the largest in the county.
Our goods are good, and great bargains are being offered to buyers. Our line of Gent’s Furnishing Goods and Hats is full, and all we ask is a call from you and we are sure we can suit you. Yours, anxious to please, ELI YOUNGHEIM, Next to P. O.
The Mammoth Clothier.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Eli Youngheim is out of town today. His clerks don’t tell where. THE COURIER don’t know where, nor when he will return. Anyway, he’s out of town.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Read This and then Think of It. A STARTLING DISCLOSURE. We give a numbered, signed and registered guarantee with every article we sell. IT IS JUST AS GOOD AS A U. S. GOVERNMENT BOND. Here is a facsimile of the guarantee. Take time and read it.
No. 726. Our Signed Guarantee Registered. THE article or garment bought from us at the time this Legal Guarantee is given, is warranted to be in every respect as represented by the salesman. It is further guaranteed to be as low, if not lower, in price than same quality and make can be bought elsewhere in this State. Should the purchaser for any reason become dissatisfied with his bargain, we say bring back the goods inside of fifteen days and we will cheerfully exchange them. Eli Youngheim.
What else can we do to show our confidence that our goods and prices are right? What more could we do to insure you full value for every dollar you spend with us. Our usually fine fitting CLOTHING for Men, Boys, and Children is in, and we can truthfully say show as large a line as is shown in the State. Our Furnishing Department is laden down to the guards with every staple and novelty in Shirts, Hosiery, Underwear, Gloves, Cuffs, Collars, Handkerchiefs, Neckwear, Etc. Come and see, everybody, the Truthful, Trustworthy, and Triumphant Clothier of Winfield, Kansas.
                                            ANOTHER HAPPY OCCASION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.

Another Happy Occasion. Storm or cloud, wind or cyclone, heat or cold can’t check the jollity and genuine sociability of our young folks. Facing a very elevated mercury, the presence of the Italian band imbued them, and Monday an impromptu party was given at the rink—not to dance much, you know, but just to enjoy the charming Italian music. But the charm of Terpsichore came with that of the music and round and round whirled the youth and beauty, in the mazy waltz and perspiration. The rink, with its splendid ventilation and smooth roomy floor, has a peculiar fascination for lovers of the dance, which, added to perfect and inspiring music, easily explains the enjoyment that reigned last night. The ladies, arrayed in lovely white costumes and coquettish smiles, always look bewitching on a summer evening. And right here we know the remark will be endorsed, that no city of Winfield’s size can exhibit a social circle of more beauty, intelligence, and genuine accomplishment—no foolish caste, no “codfish aristocracy,” or embarrassing prudishness. Among those present last night, our reporter noted the following, nearly all of whom “tripped the light fantastic.” Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hosmer, Misses Bertha Williamson, Nellie Cole, S. Belle Gay, S. Gay Bass, Anna Hunt, Edith Hall, Mamie Shaw, Maggie and Mattie Harper, Gertrude and Nellie McMullen, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Emma Strong, Sadie French, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Nina Anderson, Jennie Lowry, Hattie Andrews, and Belle Bertram; Messrs. Fred C. Hunt, A. D. Speed, Willis Ritchie, D. H. Sickafoose, Amos Snowhill, S. D. and Dick Harper, Eli Youngheim, Ed J. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, T. J. Eaton, P. H. and E. C. Bertram, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Byron Rudolf, P. S. Kleeman, Harry Bahntge, and George Jennings.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
We Are Always Working, -AND- WIDE AWAKE!
We Know Our Business and Attend to It!
The Next Two Weeks will be Banner Weeks for BARGAINS!
We dare any dealer to try to match our prices! It can’t be done, for they are matchless! The idea of making a profit on our goods this season does not enter our head. But let the loss be what it may, we are going to sell our stock while the season is on.
People Will Buy if the Prices are Low Enough!
We care not what others may do, but as for us we are going to sell our goods and stand the loss like men, and for two weeks the low prices will be a perfect
PICNIC FOR THE PEOPLE at which we will sell Clothing, Hats, and Furnishing Goods for less money than before known in this State. In many instances articles will be sold for less than one-half regular rates. Come and see, that seeing you may believe and buy.
ELI YOUNGHEIM, The Mammoth Clothier.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
EVERY REQUISITE -FOR- Boys’ School Apparel Can be Had in Local Variety at
ELI YOUNGHEIM’S Boys’ Outfitting Establishment.
Experience has proven that nothing more surely gives a boy a relish for his books than the sauce that is furnished by a brand New Suit. ELI YOUNGHEIM.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Eli Youngheim left Tuesday for an eastern purchasing tour—to ransack the eastern markets for the nobbiest and latest clothing and furnishings for his Mammoth Gents Furnishing House. Eli always gets there, too.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
Eli Youngheim returned from the east Thursday, having laid in a mammoth stock for his mammoth Dry Goods House. He reports factories resuming in the east and a booming air in all business circles. He comes back convinced that the hard time panic is busted, and general prosperity again dawning. So mote it be.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
ELI YOUNGHEIM’S, -VARIETY OF- Gent’s Furnishing Goods, HATS AND CAPS, Is more than double that of any preceding season, and the styles of Goods are FAR HANDSOMER than they have been for years. In order to appreciate the same you must see them, and be convinced that we not only carry the Largest Stock, but are the Leader in Styles and Prices.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

S. M. Shaffer, who has been with Eli Youngheim for some time past, was called to his old home, Hagerstown, Maryland, Tuesday by a telegram announcing the death of his old employer. Mr. Shaffer was tendered the management of the store, a large establishment. He is a very agreeable young man, a thorough salesman, and while regretting his departure, we congratulate him on his good fortune his promotion implies.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
MARK WHERE WE STAND. Around our business reputation we have drawn a circle within whose bounds no foot-prints of deceit or double-dealing can be seen. We are the “Up and Up” Merchant of the Arkansas Valley. We are ELI YOUNGHEIM.
We stake our reputation and our good name on our acts and our actions. We conduct our business on principles that are as eternal as the rock-ribbed hills. We have never made a promise or a proposition to the public that we have not fulfilled TO THE LETTER. We have always given the people better value for every dollar that they have spent with us, than they could have obtained in the city.
This Fall We Intend to Do Better Than Ever Before.
Our constantly increasing business gives us facilities in buying that are possessed by few firms in America. We are just the firm to take advantage of this truth, and we propose this fall to sell all of our Goods at such close figures that we shall double our trade, save you money, and worry the other merchants.
Whatever article you may need, come pick it out—the price for the quality will be lower than you will expect. With the assurance that there never has been such a stupendous and elegant stock displayed in Kansas, We are respectfully,
ELI YOUNGHEIM, The Widely-Known Clothing Merchant.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Thursday night was the occasion of one of the most brilliant weddings in the history of the city, that of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington, which took place at the pleasant, commodious home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington. The wide acquaintance and popularity of the contracting parties, with the fact that the bride was the last child of a happy home, made the marriage anticipated with warm interest. The parents had planned a celebration fitting to the departure in marriage of the last and youngest member of their household—the one who was the greatest pride and joy to their ripened years.
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.
Messrs. T. J. Eaton, Geo. D. Headrick, M. H. Ewart, Eli Youngheim, W. H. Dawson, Byron Rudolph, M. J. O’Meara, and M. Hahn, silver pitcher, tray, and goblets.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
Saturday a young man by the name of Cates, from Rock township, about 19 years of age, entered McGuire Bro.’s store and priced some hats and caps in company with four others. Not finding anything just to suit him, he went out. Joe Hudson commenced to straighten up the pile, and, lo! and behold! there was one old hat laying on the table in place of a new one. The hats were similar but Joe’s eagle eye soon detected the change. He rushed out and found the young men at Youngheim’s trying on his large stock of hats. Joe went out and informed Marshal McFadden, who at once took the young man to the cooling off apparatus in Castle De Finch. The young man begged nobly to be let off, saying it was all a joke and that he would pay up, but no good. The Marshal’s clutches were on him. McGuire Bros., after thinking the matter over, concluded not to prosecute him and told the Marshal to let him out. He brought the young fellow up, when he owned up to taking the hat and laughed over it as being an immense joke. Such jokes don’t pan out sometimes worth a cent. If McGuire Bros. had so decided, they could have given the youth a winter’s job behind the grates. Our advice to young men is to wear their own hats and not be such practical jokers. It don’t pay with businessmen.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
UPON THIS VERDICT I FIND ELI YOUNGHEIM Guilty of Keeping the Largest Assortment of Stylish Clothing for Men and Boys, And I hereby sentence him to hard labor in furnishing his elegant stock of HATS AND GENT’S FURNISHING GOODS to everybody at the Lowest Prices. Let the people remember the name—ELI YOUNGHEIM.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
Joe Finkleburg, well known as formerly with Eli Youngheim here, was married at Arkansas City, the other day, to Miss Minnie McIntire. Joe has many friends here who will throw their old shoes of good luck after him, chuck full of wishes for the fruition of his brightest hopes.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.

TO THE PUBLIC! I wish to warn my Friends, Patrons and the Public Generally, to be on their Guard, as once again the old trick is to be tried to make the People Believe that worn out old Dodge: SELLING OUT AT COST!
To People of Common sense, this must Appear Ridiculous, as this same thing has been tried season after season with the same Result, Namely: GETTING RID OF A LOT OF MISFIT and shopworn goods at a good Profit to the Merchant, while the Honest Citizens of Cowley County have been made to BEAR THE LOSS! by being Deluded and Deceived in Buying goods at higher Prices than ever ELI YOUNGHEIM asks for them.
FriendS, CitizenS, KansanS!
Don’t be led astray by these Catch Penny Advertisements!
Look before you buy a Single Dollar’s worth.
COMPARE MY GOODS! -MY- Splendid Fitting Garments With those that are old enough to “walk alone,” and above all CONSIDER MY PRICES! And then you will awake to the fact, that ELI YOUNGHEIM is the only TRUE CLOTHING MAN!
-The Only- TRUE FRIEND of the People of Cowley County.
ELI YOUNGHEIM, Mammoth Clothing House.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
And now Eli Youngheim is getting homelike. He has invested $1,600 in Thompson’s addition. The next thing will be the little brown front and a sweet bride. Shake, Eli. This is our surmise.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
For years past there has been a considerable frigidity between Winfield and Arkansas City society. Why this was, couldn’t be explained. Invitations to social events of note passed back and forth, but fell on the desert air. The ice had got to be a foot thick. It is now broken: completely melted, on the part of Winfield. Friday night did it. It was the occasion of a ball and banquet by the Knights of Pythias, of Arkansas City. This Lodge is composed of many of the Terminus’ most prominent men. A grand affair was assured. A number of Winfield’s young folks determined to participate, in answer to hearty invitations. A very happy and mutually agreeable party was made up, as follows.
Mrs. Riddell and Misses Julia Smith, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Sadie French, Jennie Lowry, Emma Strong, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, E. B. Wingate, Willis A. Ritchie, Wm. D. Carey, Tom J. Eaton, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Byron Rudolph, P. H. Albright, George Jennings, Eli Youngheim, and THE COURIER scribe. They went down on the K. C. & S. W., arriving at 7 o’clock, and were handsomely received. This ball and banquet was the biggest social event in Arkansas City’s history. The entire management was perfect under the careful attention of—
Executive committee: A. Mowry, G. W. Miller, and Geo. S. Howard.
Reception committee: John Landes, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, A. J. Pyburn, S. F. George, and F. E. Balyeat.
Floor managers: C. C. Sollitt, F. W. Farrar, T. B. Hutchison, Thos. Vanfleet, and W. E. Moore.

Over a hundred couples of the best people of Arkansas City participated—its youth, beauty, and vivacity. Many of the ladies appeared in elegant costume. The music was furnished by the Wichita Orchestra. The Winfield folks were made perfectly at home and given every attention. Our girls “shook” the Queen City fellows for the handsome ones of the Terminus, and our boys put in the time admirably under the charming presence of the A. C. girls. It was a hearty mingling that made many agreeable acquaintances and completely broke the distant feeling heretofore existing socially between the two cities. The Terminus certainly shows enticing sociability—a circle of handsome, stylish, and genial people, whom the Winfield folks are most happy to have met on this occasion. The banquet, set by H. H. Perry, mine host of the Leland, was fit to tickle the palate of kings—everything that modern culinary art could devise. At 3 o’clock the “hub” folks boarded a special train on the K. C. & S. W., which the managers of that road had kindly furnished for the convenience of the visitors, and were soon landed at home, in the sweet realization of having spent one of the most enjoyable nights of their lives. A jollier crowd of young folks than went down from here would be exceedingly hard to find. The got all the enjoyment there was in it. The A. C. people were delighted with the visit and expressed a warm desire and determination to return the compliment at the first opportunity. This is the inauguration of a new social feeling between the two towns.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
Among the guests: Eli Youngheim.
Among the gifts: 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.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
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 one of the parties.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Frederick W Maddux et ux to Eli Youngheim, 4½ [?] in se qr 16-32-4e: $350.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
Never did Winfield have a more successful and thoroughly pleasurable social event than last Thursday night at the Opera House, the fifth annual Bal Masque of the Pleasant Hour Club.
The K. P., with regulation uniform, was Eli Youngheim, whose mask “kerflumixed” and spoiled much of his fun.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Eli Youngheim left Sunday morning on the Frisco for an eastern purchasing tour: Chicago, Cincinnati, and other marts. He will be gone two weeks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
Eli Youngheim is home from his eastern purchasing tour, having “filled up” with a big and well-selected stock of gents’ ware of every description. Eli always gets there.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.

Eli Youngheim’s eastern purchasing tour is beginning to materialize and his Mammoth Clothing House is getting “fullern’ a goat.” Eli, as usual, has got there in great shape this spring, with an immense stock of the latest and nobbiest gents furnishings of all kinds. His stock of fine wear is even finer than ever and will catch all the boys, while his substantial wares are equally well selected. THE DAILY and WEEKLY COURIER will, in a few days, herald his superior bargains and attractions in big “ads.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
Ward Day, one of Eli Youngheim’s sparkling salesmen, got word from the post office department, Wednesday, notifying him of his appointment as Postal Clerk on the Frisco from Beaumont to Winfield, and that he should report at the western division headquarters, Kansas City, at once, for instructions. He left on the S. K. this evening. Ward is one of Winfield’s brightest young men, quick, concentrative, and courteous, and merits this position, which is one of the best runs in the western service. He will hold it down, in a first-class manner. The mail goes on the fifteenth, next Monday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
The Mammoth Clothing House of Eli Youngheim is being filled with the largest and nobbiest spring stock yet introduced in Winfield. Eli made a thorough canvass of the eastern markets and laid in a selection of the latest and nattiest gents’ wear. He studies the wants of the trade and is always up with the times. From year to year, for twelve years, has Eli been the leader in the clothing trade of Winfield, and his reliability, integrity, courtesy, and universally fair dealing, with his judicious and continuous use of the press as a heralder of his attractions, have become as standard as wheat, winning the full confidence of the public. Eli will always get there.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
READY! READY! We are now ready with a stock of Men’s and Youth’s Clothing, the like of which has never been seen in this city. Our constant aim has always been besides carrying the LARGEST STOCK to improve our styles. This season we AS NEAR PERFECTION as we can hope to be. Every Garment We Sell Is artistically cut, nicely made, and in many instances equal to the best grade of custom work. In Boys’ and Children’s Clothing we ask you in your own interest not to buy a suit be he big or little, until you have seen our goods and learned our prices.
OUR LOW PRICES have revolutionized the HAT TRADE!
We are compelled and must sell them. In fact we show anything in the line of Clothing, Furnishing Goods and Hats, in all the grades, from the stout and strong material for the workingman’s use, up to the finest of fabrics worn by The Favored Son of Fortune.
You are cordially invited to inspect our stock before you buy.
The Mammoth Clothier, ELI YOUNGHEIM.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Israel Martin, Eli Youngheim’s lively young salesman, and P. P. Burns, of G. B. Shaw & Co.’s yards, took in the Terminus Sunday, getting home by a scratch with their scalps all right. Railroad gab greeted them on every corner, with some nice little compliments for Winfield. The boys turned the other cheek.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.

Laben Moore was presented Friday with a beautiful silver table castor from Hudson Brothers by Robert Nipp, I. Martin, J. M. Connor, E. Youngheim, M. V. Andre, Jack Hudson, and Frank Eastman. This was given as a gift of the appreciation in which Laben is held by the boys, and a memorial of his departure from single blessedness.


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