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Eli Youngheim

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.
AD:                                                       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.
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.
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.
                                                           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.
                                             L. S. to N. G.: 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.
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.
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.
Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
Eli Youngheim received a large lot of goods Saturday, the first of his spring invoice.
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.
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.
                                                        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.
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.
During the day the canvass of the city resulted in the following cash subscriptions.
                                                        Eli Youngheim $5.00
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!
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.
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
The much expected and long           [part of article miss­ing] of masquerade came off Friday evening and was a grand and perfect          . There were at least one hundred             on the floor and the rear seats of the hall were crowded with visitors         jollier and happier crowd has never assembled in Winfield since the first country hoe-down in the “old log store.” The beauty and chivalry of the city were there, the lights were good, the music was excellent, everybody was good natured, the ushers were obliging, the door-keepers were careful, the floor managers were watchful and active, and the whole hall was conducted without clash or discord, and fully met the expec­tations of those who had anticipated a first-class ball, and a lively, happy time. There were many rich and beautiful costumes, and many ludicrous representations that kept the visitors contin­ually interested and overflowing with laughter.
The general march commenced at 8:30 o’clock with 41 couples on the floor, and formed a brilliant procession striking in its comic effect. Beautiful and rich costumes glittering with gold and silver trimmings, dukes and kings, knights and ladies, Indians, negroes, harlequins, grotesque figures, all commingled in one strange and startling crowd.
At 11 o’clock the command was given to form in procession for a march, a grand circle was formed in the hall, the order to face in was given, followed by the order to unmask, and for the first time the parties knew each other, face to face. The ejaculations of surprise, the mutual exclamations of “Well, I declare! Is that you?” attested the excellent manner in which the disguises were gotten up.
At twelve o’clock the hall was deserted for supper, after which the dancing was resumed until the—well, that is—the wee—or rather—oh, what’s the difference?—”until the wee sma’ hours,” according to Hoyle, when everybody went home, rather broke up for the next day, but having had a glorious, happy time. The names and characters of those participating we give as follows as near as we could find out, with running comments.
                                                Eli Youngheim, dandy, first rate.
Cowley County Courant, February 23, 1882.
George Headrick now occupies the position of clerk in the clothing store of Eli Youngheim.
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.

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.
Cowley County Courant, June 8, 1882.
Eli Youngheim has a brand new clerk at his establishment.
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.
                                                       E. Youngheim, R. S. S.
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.
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,
                               NEXT TO POST OFFICE, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
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.
                                        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.
                         One of the firms that did not sign the petition: Youngheim Bros.
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.
                                                   NEXT TO POST OFFICE.
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.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 16, 1884.
We understand Eli Youngheim, of Winfield, contemplates going into business in this city soon, for which purpose he has rented the north room under the Perry House. We will welcome Eli most cordially, as he is a rustler.
Arkansas City Republican, July 19, 1884.
Eli Youngheim & Co., of Winfield, have rented the store room adjoining the Perry House, and about the 1st of August will place within it, a large stock of gentlemen’s clothing, furnishing goods, hats, caps, etc. The firm is young and energetic, and will be a valuable acquisition to our city.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 26, 1884.
                                                          Courier Clippings.
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.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.
Eli Youngheim’s goods have arrived, and he will soon be ready to make the best of bargains for the farmers. Eli’s other name is “get there.”
Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 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.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1884.
Youngheim & Co. take up considerable of our space this week, and thus force us to cut down in reading matter. This firm is indebted to just one thing for its success—strict adherence to the rules of integrity in all dealings. Mr. Finkleburg, the manager at this place, is a most able second to Eli, and will soon win his way among the farmers. Their stock is all new, and will be sold at the lowest prices.
                                            New Store. New Goods. New Firm.
YOUNGHEIM & CO. extend a greeting to the citizens of Arkansas City and surrounding country. We have opened an ENTIRE NEW STOCK -OF- GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, HATS AND CAPS! And as nice a line for as little money ever shown here or anywhere. We politely ask you to CALL AND SEE US, and assure you that by strict attention to your wants and kind treatment you will receive of us, you will have no cause to regret having us in your midst. Respectfully yours,

Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.
Ad. A car load of Blaine and Logan Hats just received by Youngheim & Co.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.
Youngheim & Co. come out with a new advertisement this week, showing their wide-awake business habits. Eli is the leading clothier of Winfield, and has attained his position by honesty and hard work. The same qualities are represented in Mr. Finkleburg, manager of the store in this city, which bespeak for this house a like popularity and prosperity in Arkansas City.
BIG AD. CLOTHING. Youngheim & Co., The leading Clothiers, have the FINEST FITTING SUITS, The most complete line of FURNISHING GOODS And the largest Stock of HATS AND CAPS to be found anywhere at prices to suit the times. Kind and Equal Treatment to ONE AND ALL. Come in and see us before Purchasing. Youngheim & Co. TWO DOORS SOUTH OF H. GODEHARD’S. CLOTHING.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.
Youngheim & Co., will keep shouting away at the public and showing up their inducements to customers. Like Banquo’s ghost, they will not down, but are always in front with good bargains.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 15, 1884.
Eli Youngheim was in the city last Sunday. He and Joe Finkleburg, manager of Youngheim & Co.’s store in this city, put their heads together, and the result is clothing cheaper than ever during the next few weeks. And not only clothing, but all manner of gents’ furnishing goods, trunks, valises, etc.—everything you want. Eli has been in Cowley nine years, and don’t propose to give way for anybody.
BIG AD. LOOK DOWN AND READ. WANTED! Thousands of shrewd and careful men to test the bargains offered by YOUNGHEIM & CO., they having received a magnificent assortment of seasonable goods at astonishing prices.
The superiority of our garments over the goods found in other establishments and low prices at which we will sell them should induce all those who very sensibly desire to get the most for their money, to give us at least one trial.
We are a new establishment in this city and wish to benefit the public by giving it more for its money than it has previously been getting.
We have suits to please everybody, and every man, no matter what may be the condition of his purse, can save money by patronizing
                                                         Youngheim And Co.
                                                THE LEADING CLOTHIER’S
                                               ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
Arkansas City Republican, October 18, 1884.
Joe Finkleburg is off duty this week. Consequently, a substitute had to be placed behind the counter of Youngheim & Co. Israel Martin of Winfield kindly came down and assisted.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 22, 1884.

BIG AD. PAINTING THE TOWN RED! YOUNGHEIM & CO. will for the next 60 days paint the town red with their REDUCED PRICES -IN- CLOTHING -AND- Gents’ Furnishing Goods. We never “holler” “Wolf” unless he is here. We never advertise bargains unless we have them.
WE SHALL SELL THE Finest and Most Fashionable CLOTHING, for Men and Boys at prices which common clothing usually bring. Call and See Us Before Purchasing. Respectfully, YOUNGHEIM AND CO. THE LEADING CLOTHIERS, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.
Eli Youngheim was down to see his friend and partner, Joe Finkleburg, Sunday.
Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.
Ivan Robinson, of Winfield, was down Thursday. He is a friend of Joe Finkleburg.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 26, 1884.
Joe Finkleburg, who presides at Youngheim & Co.’s clothing emporium is fairly making things hum in that vicinity. Joe is perfectly irresistible all alone, but when he comes to selling clothing at bottom prices, he takes the cake, and you will save money by letting him do as he likes with you. We have been there and know whereof we speak.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 3, 1884.
BIG AD. OVERCOATS! We mean what we say when we say we will make it interesting this week in the CLOTHING -LINE.- All those in need of anything in this line had better call on us before purchasing.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 3, 1884.
Eli Youngheim was down from Winfield last week looking after his thriving business here.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 17, 1884.
Among the enterprising firms of our city none surpass Youngheim & Co., who are now selling, nay almost giving away, overcoats. That’s what the crowd you see going there are after. Come everybody, even if you have not $200 to spend before breakfast. They will give you the best coat for the least money of any house in town.
Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
Eli Youngheim was down from Winfield to hold sweet commune with his partner, Joe Finkleburg.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 17, 1884.
Eli Youngheim came down Wednesday to see if Joe was able to hold his own.
Arkansas City Republican, December 20, 1884.
                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.
                                      Her Business Firms and Their Establishments.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.

The ready made clothing business has been revolutionized in Arkansas City and vicinity by this house. The firm is able to offer unusual inducements to purchasers, and its system is such that it is now possible for a man with a slim purse to secure a neat-fitting and durable suit of clothing. At the same time there are more expensive goods for those who are able or inclined to spend more money. It is a mammoth stock, embracing every variety of style, quality, and material, and size from the little boy of three years, to the well matured and full-grown man of six feet seven, weighing three hundred pounds or more. It is a great relief to overworked mothers to be able to buy ready made suits for the romping urchins, as it take a burden off them which sometimes, when added to their other numerous duties, becomes too heavy to be borne with equanimity. Overcoats are being sold at cost during the holidays. Gloves, boots, and shoes, hats and caps, neck-ties, suspenders, shirts, underwear, trunks, overalls, notions, and everything else sold at reasonable prices. The firm is composed of Eli Youngheim and Joe Finkleburg; the latter being the manager. Although located in our city but a few months as stated above this firm has created a revolution. Joe has become so well-acquainted that hundreds of customers grasp him by the hand daily, and the little children run to him with upturned faces for his greeting kiss, when they visit his store. Kind, sociable, honest, and upright, Joe is respected by everyone.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 24, 1884.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
Arkansas City Republican, December 28, 1884.
Ads appearing on Page 8.
Suits at Ten Percent Discount. Overcoats At Fifteen Percent Discount. NOW THIS MIGHT BE PART OF THE NEXT AD ON RIGHT SIDE OF PAGE 8. A FORCED SALE OF CLOTHING. For Men, Boys and Children.
We acknowledge the corn; we are overstocked; we have twice too many suits and overcoats; but low prices will make them skip out.  “The Backward Season” has ceased to be a joke, it is now a very serious reality.
WITH A HEAVY STOCK OF WINTER CLOTHING Piled upon our counters, and no winter weather to create a demand for them, we are beginning to realize how serious is the situation. When overloaded manufacturers sold us suits at about two-thirds of their value. We considered ourselves luck to be able to buy.
We have done a tremendous trade but the backward season and the election excitement have together prevented many from buying. The season is advancing and we will wait no longer, but will at once put the prices low to give everyone
A CHANCE TO BUY CLOTHING OF US at one third less than any other house in the city. We want you to come and see how splendidly we can fit you and how much money we can save you. Respectfully, YOUNGHEIM & CO., THE LEADING CLOTHIERS.
                                               ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1885.
Eli. Youngheim drove down from Winfield Monday to assist Joe in invoicing their stock of clothing.
Arkansas City Republican, January 17, 1885.

Eli was down helping Joe invoice Youngheim & Co.’s clothing stock the first of the week.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1885.
Eli Youngheim came down from Winfield Monday to keep Joe from joining the boomers.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.
                                                            Our Neighbors.
Mr. Frank Pentecost, one of Eli Youngheim’s sprightly clerks at Arkansas City, was in the Metropolis Wednesday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 14, 1885.
Wednesday we stopped at Youngheim & Co.’s clothing Emporium. We saw no proprietor and began to “halloo.” A voice from the depth of a large dry goods box answered us. Procuring a step ladder and climbing up we saw Joe and Ed in the box opening their new stock of spring goods which had just been received. Youngheim & Co., are preparing for a large spring trade we should judge from bigness and number of goods boxes emptied and the spring goods placed on display that day.
Arkansas City Republican, February 28, 1885.
Eli Youngheim is in the east this week.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 4, 1885.
BIRTH. Born to Eli Youngheim & Co., per F. E. Pentecost and wife, Monday, March 2, 1885, a ten pound boy.
Arkansas City Republican, March 7, 1885.
Eli “got here” Wednesday to visit Youngheim & Co.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 1, 1885.
Eli Youngheim, of Winfield, visited Joe Sunday.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 11, 1885.
Ed. Pentecost, Youngheim & Co.’s efficient clerk, will retire from the store April 15th. He and J. E. Hamilton have entered into a partnership and will open up a restaurant and ice cream parlor in the room now occupied by Mr. Hamilton. We wish you success, gentlemen.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
Eli Youngheim was down election day.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 15, 1885.
Ed. Youngheim is spending a few days in town, looking up his business interests.
Arkansas City Republican, April 18, 1885.
Jake Stine, of Ashland, Illinois, is the new clerk at Youngheim & Co.’s, who succeeds Ed. Pentecost.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 22, 1885.
Eli Youngheim was in the city yesterday, looking up “clodings.”
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
Youngheim & Co., are having their store room renovated handsomely. New flooring, fresh painting, etc.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.
Youngheim & Co., have received some heavy consignments of fall goods. Our merchants are looking for an active and prosperous fall trade.

Arkansas City Republican, August 8, 1885.
Julius Bahrend succeeds Joe Finkleburg in the clothing Emporium of Youngheim & Co. Joe will remain in the employ of the firm for a short time.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 29, 1885.
The public is hereby informed that Mr. Joe Finkleburg is in no way connected with the firm any longer. All persons indebted to the firm will pay the firm direct.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
Arkansas City Republican, August 29, 1885.
Will Daniels has accepted a clerkship in Youngheim & Co.’s clothing establishment.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 9, 1885.
The popular salesman, William A. Daniels, is now with Youngheim & Co., having changed has base from Stacy Matlack’s.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 23, 1885.
Youngheim & Co., have opened up a heavy stock of clothing and men’s underwear for the coming fall and winter, and in another column declare their intention to give their patrons the benefit of low prices. They have an unusually fine assortment and are selling at prices to suit the times.
AD. ATTENTION! From now on we will sell our Clothing, GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, ETC., ETC., At Lower Figures than they have ever been sold at in Southern Kansas. We Make our Line a SPECIALTY. Everybody can and will be SUITED. We have everything a man wants to prepare himself for winter quarters. Our maxim is quick sales and Small Profits. Come one, Come all, and you will find us to be the old reliable Clothing House of Arkansas City. Thanking our patrons for past favors, we remain Respectfully,
                                YOUNGHEIM & CO., Three Doors South of P. O.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, September 26, 1885.
READ THIS. DON’T BELIEVE IT. BUT COME IN AND CONVINCE YOURSELF OF THE TRUTH. We will sell you Suits, Overcoats, Gent’s Furnishing Goods, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps, Etc., Etc., CHEAPER than they have ever been sold before in this state. We mean what we say. Our maxim is quick sales and small profits. We have the goods on hand and are bound to lead and sell them. We are not going to leave but stay here and give our customers bargains.
                       GOOD SUITS FROM $3.00 UP. COME ONE! COME ALL!
And you will find us to be the Old Reliable Clothing House of Arkansas City. Thanking our patrons for past favors. Yours Respectfully, YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                       2 doors south of P. O.
Arkansas City Republican, September 26, 1885.
Youngheim & Co., are out in this issue of the REPUBLICAN with a bran new advertisement. Julius Behrend, ex-clothing merchant of Cincinnati, Ohio, is the gentlemanly manager of this clothing emporium. He advertises bargains and we feel confident that he speaks the truth, for Mr. Youngheim has just returned from the east where he had been to purchase a large stock.
Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.

H. B. Calef has resurrected his laundry. His office is at Youngheim & Co.’s clothing store. He requests a renewal of the patronage of his former customers.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 28, 1885.
If low prices will accomplish it, Quick Sales and Small Profit is our motto. We will give everybody BARGAINS.
Everybody will be Suited; we want to impress the public that
One Dollar is worth Two
when they come in to see us.
Thanking our patrons for past favors, we remain Respectfully, YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                   Three Doors South of P. O.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 4, 1885.
We are overstocked and must sell in order to make room for other goods. Nothing but bargains can we offer to the public. Some of our goods we will sell
                                                               AT COST!
And some below cost. We mean every word we say. Prices no object.
                                          COME ONE, COME EVERYBODY.
We always will stick up to what we say. Respectfully,
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                   Three Doors South of P. O.
[Note: As with Finkleburg so goes the next name. Papers constantly had the wrong spelling or name for people. Finkleburg was quite often spelled Finkelberg or Finkleberger. Now we have Julius Bahrend turning into “Behrens” and later into Behrend. Have changed spelling to Behrend. Either I will be consistently wrong or consistently right. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, November 4, 1885.
Our young friend, Behrend, of Youngheim & Co., reports a heavier trade last month than in October of the year preceding.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 4, 1885.
Youngheim & Co., are drawn into the clothing war raging in this city, and declare their intention to sell their heavy stock of clothing and men’s underwear at cost, and a portion below cost.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 7, 1885.
                                                  5TH AVENUE LAUNDRY.
Cleanest, whitest, and best work in the city.
No chloride of lime or acids used; therefore, no destruction of clothing.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
                        H. B. CALEF, Proprietor. OFFICE: Youngheim & Co.’s Store.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 14, 1885.

We mean every word we say. Prices No Object. Come One, Come Everybody.     We Always will stick up to what we say. YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                  3 Doors South of Post Office.
Arkansas City Republican, November 21, 1885.
MARRIED. 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.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.
                                            CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
The following petition was read to the council.
                               ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS, December 15, 1885.
To the Hon. Mayor:
We the undersigned citizens of Arkansas City respectfully request that city ordinance No. 3 be so amended as to read that all auctioneers of dry goods, hardware, boots and shoes, clothing, hats and caps, furnishing, fancy goods and notions, agricultural implements, wagons and buggies, jewelry, groceries, drugs, and all other goods carried by legitimate business houses of this city shall pay a license of $25 per day. We pray the honorable Mayor and council to act immediately on this matter in the interest of the businessmen of Arkansas City.
                     ONE OF THE SIGNATURES TO PETITION: Youngheim & Co.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 23, 1885.
                                                        Closed on Christmas.
We, the undersigned, agree to close our respective places of business during the entire day on the four national holidays: New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving day, and Christmas day.
A. A. Newman & Co.
Ochs & Nicholson
S. Matlack
O. P. Houghton
Youngheim & Co.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 26, 1885.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
SLAUGHTER SALE OF CLOTHING, Hats, Caps, Gent’s Goods, Etc. We Are Over-stocked, Must Sell in Order To Make Room for Other Goods. Nothing But Bargains Can We Offer to the Public. Some of our Goods We will Sell At Cost, And Some Below Cost.
We mean every word we say. Prices no Object. Come One, Come Everybody.
We Always will stick up to what we say.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                  3 doors south of Post Office.
Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.

Youngheim & Co. Clothing, Hats, Caps, and Gent’s Furnishing goods, etc., almost at your Own Price. We are always in the lead; goods sold cheaper than cost. YOUNGHEIM & CO., 3 doors south of Post Office.
Arkansas City Republican, March 20, 1886.
MARRIED. Wednesday evening at the residence of the bride’s parents, Miss Linda Christian and W. A. Daniels were united in marriage by Rev. J. O. Campbell. A number of invited guests were in attendance and the bridal couple were the recipients of many handsome presents. The bride is the daughter of Judge James Christian. The groom is a salesman in the clothing emporium of Youngheim & Co. The REPUBLICAN wishes Mr. and Mrs. Daniels all the possible happiness of married life.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 31, 1886.
ELI YOUNGHEIM.                                                                 JULIUS BEHREND.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                      ARE ON THE MOVE.
We are going to the expense of moving our stock of clothing into public use among our friends at such low figures that it will astonish the natives. Come one, come all; see us; get our prices; try on our goods and you will think that they were made to order.
                                                   GOODS GUARANTEED.
If not satisfactory, money refunded. We will save you money. Come in and see us as soon as you strike Arkansas City.
 YOUNGHEIM & CO., Three Doors’ South of Post Office.
Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.
ELI YOUNGHEIM                                                                       JULIUS BEHREND
                                                          Youngheim & Co.
Are selling their Clothing, etc., at Rock Bottom Figures, previous to locating their stock of goods into Public Use amongst their friends. Here is your chance. Take hold of it. Make use of it. We will give you MERCHANT TAILOR Cut and Fit Garment. We are climbing the ladder and trying to get to the top, and stay there. Goods Guaranteed. If not Satisfactory, MONEY REFUNDED. Prices so low that You are bound to SAVE MONEY.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                       3 doors south of P. O.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Eli Youngheim, a prominent merchant of Winfield, was down making investments in real estate. He bought two resident town lots of F. B. Hutchison and paid him $750.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 29, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
John F. Gill, James Hill, S. C. Smith, Eli Youngheim, and E. J. Wilber came down from Winfield last evening to view the metropolis of the Arkansas Valley.
Arkansas City Republican, May 29, 1886.
ELI YOUNGHEIM.                                                                      JULIUS BEHREN
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.

Are selling their Clothing, etc., at Rock Bottom Figures, previous to locating their stock of goods into Public Use amongst their friends. Here is your chance. Take hold of it. Make use of it. We will give you MERCHANT TAILOR Cut and Fit Garment. We are climbing the ladder and trying to get to the top, and stay there.
Prices so low that You are bound to SAVE MONEY.
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
                                                  3 Doors south of Post Office.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, August 11, 1886.
                                      ELI YOUNGHEIM.    JULIUS BEHREND
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.
All suits and pants marked down to rock bottom.
Come and examine our prices. You can save 25 percent in buying your clothing from us.
                           YOUNGHEIM & CO., Three Doors South of Post Office.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Dr. C. S. Acker left this morning for Chicago. Julius Behrend accompanied him as far as St. Louis on his way to Cincinnati. Dr. Tinker will attend the practice of Dr. Acker. Will Daniels will attend the store of Youngheim & Co., in the absence of Mr. Behrend.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 23, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
Julius Behrend, the gentlemanly junior member of the firm of Youngheim & Co., returned from his Cincinnati visit last evening greatly improved in health. He had a royal good time, but found no place equal to Arkansas City in prosperity.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 20, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Yesterday morning a youth about 18 years of age, bearing the name of Charles Harris, entered the store of Youngheim & Co., and picked out a suit of clothing and an overcoat. He asked Mr. Behrend to lay his purchase aside until afternoon, and he would be in and pay for the goods. In the afternoon he came in and presented a check for $40, made out to the order of Charles Harris, and endorsed by him, and signed Hilliard & Keeler. A glance at the signature and endorsed name showed Mr. Behrend that both were written by the same person. He excused himself, ostensibly to go to the bank and get the change above the price of the goods purchased, but in fact went out to secure the services of a policeman. Frank Thompson was secured, who took Harris in. The boy was terribly frightened, and offered to make any reparation the clothing firm should demand. They determined to give the youth a worse scare, so he was taken before Judge Bryant, who lectured him soundly on the crime he had committed, and as no one appeared to prosecute him, he was dismissed. Harris has been working for Hilliard & Keeler at their livery barn for some time past. He was paid off yesterday, his wages amounting to $17.50. He cashed this check, and tried to imitate the signature on the $40 check. His attempt was very bunglesome. This morning he was sent to his home at Richland, Iowa, by the firm whose name he endeavored to forge.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 20, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
ELI YOUNGHEIM.                                                                      JULIUS BEHREND.
                                           Temperature: 10 Degrees Below Zero
                                                          Youngheim & Co.,

Will fit you out so your temperature will be normal, and furthermore your pocketbook will stay normal.
One car-load of New Overcoats, Suits, etc., have arrived at Fabulous Low Figures.
If you want a good outfit, latest Style and durable, call on the Oldest Established Clothing House in Arkansas City.
                                                          Youngheim & Co.
                                                  Opposite Commercial Block.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
Youngheim & Co., the clothiers, sold a big bill of goods to the McDonald Bros., Santa Fe contractors. It amounted to $600.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
We ran across Eli Youngheim at Judge Gans’ office this morning and from the blushes mantling Eli’s countenance we think sure he was after the document that makes two hearts beat as one. Winfield Courier.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 15, 1886.
ELI YOUNGHEIM.                                                                      JULIUS BEHREND.
                                                          Youngheim & Co.
The oldest established Clothing House in Arkansas City, wholesale and retail, are now in receipt of an entire new STOCK OF CLOTHING, HATS, AND GENTS’ FURNISHING.
Which we will place on the market at such low figures as to astonish everybody. Goods will be sold according to our Golden Rule: “Quick Sales and Small Profits.”
Come, price and inspect our stock and if we can’t save you money, we don’t want your trade. Wide-awake and on the alert to benefit the public. Respectfully,
                                                      YOUNGHEIM & CO.,
                                                   Three Doors South of P. O.


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