Winfield Courier, November 29, 1877.

The Walker brothers, who were out here a short time ago looking for a location, have returned with a well selected stock of groceries, which will be opened in the old Boyle building. We wish the gentlemen success.

Thus far, all I could find on O. H. Boyle [Hitchcock-Boyle] building was that it was located on the east side of Main Street. Next item shows W. H. H. Maris putting in his lumber yard on vacant lots adjoining Hitchcock-Boyle old stand....

Winfield Courier, March 15, 1877.

W. H. H. Maris has changed his lumber yard to the vacant lots adjoining Hitchcock & Boyle's old stand.

Winfield Courier, April 17, 1879.

W. H. H. Maris has sold out his lumber business to Mr. W. T. Ekel, from Wichita, who is recommended as an excellent businessman.

Winfield Directory 1880.

EKEL, W. T., lumber, laths and shingles, 8th avenue s. s. bet Main and Manning,

residence, Wichita.

O. H. Boyle owned a building also on east side SOUTH MAIN STREET...

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.

The Walker Bros. opened up their large stock of groceries last Saturday, on South Main street, at Hitchcock & Boyle's old stand. Their stock is new and well selected. The boys are fine appearing young men, and by calling upon them, you will be convinced of their willingness to accommodate and oblige all.

W. C. Walker and G. E. Walker among guests. Could this have been the Walker Brothers?...

Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.

Winfield Socially. The coming winter bids fair to be the most pleasant, socially, that Winfieldians have ever experienced. Many changes have taken place in the circle of young folks since the good old frontier days. New and attractive young ladies and gentlemen have settled amongst us, giving to Winfield an air of city life and gaiety when they meet "in convention assembled." The recent Thanksgiving ball was followed so closely by Miss Kate Millington's "dancing party," and both so largely attended, that the indications are that those "who look for pleasure can hope to find it here" this winter. The last mentioned party, to use a stereotyped expression, was a "brilliant success." Probably of all the gay and charming gatherings that have "tripped the fantastic," etc., in our city, this was the most pleasant. The music was excellent, the refreshments good, and the polite and attentive demeanor of the fair hostess most agreeable.

The following persons were fortunate enough to be present at this party: Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita; W. W. Walton, of Topeka; Herman Kiper, of Atchison; Fred C. Hunt, W. C. Walker, Bert Crapster, Ed. P. Greer, Charley Harter, J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Miss Inez Daniels, S. Suss, Josephine E. Mansfield, G. E. Walker, Mary McGaughy, M. B. Wallis, Fannie Wallis, Wilbur Dever, Maggie J. Dever, W. C. Root, Jennie Hahn, W. Gillelen, Mattie Coldwell, J. N. Harter, Carrie Olds, T. C. Copeland, Katie McGaughy, O. M. Seward, Nora Coldwell, Dr. Strong, Amie Bartlett.

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.

The Walker Bros. deliver goods purchased of them to all parts of the city free of charge.

Winfield Courier, February 14, 1878.

Walker Brothers have one of the most unique and beautiful show cases out. Go and see it.

Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.

Walker Bros. have just received a large assortment of queensware, which they are selling cheap for cash.

Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.

Walker Brothers are doing a good business in groceries. They are gentlemen who understand their business, and their customers are always pleased with the goods and prices. See their new "ad."

WALKER BRO's, Dealers in Staple and Fancy GROCERIES, FANCY CANDIES, CANNED FRUITS, DRIED FRUITS, QUEENSWARE, and everything usually kept in a first-class Grocery house. STOCK ENTIRELY NEW. We buy and sell for cash, and CASH ONLY. At Boyles' old stand. WINFIELD, KANSAS.

Goods delivered to any part of the city free of charge.

Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.

Walker Bros. have the largest and best assortment of fancy and staple groceries in the city, which they are selling at the lowest possible margin above cost. Call and see them.

Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878. Back Page.

A number of the prominent businessmen of Winfield made a flying visit to our city last Friday. Among the number we observed the pleasant countenance of W. C. Root, proprietor of the principal boot and shoe store of that city; Gillelen, of the celebrated dry goods firm of Lynn and Gillelen, and well known throughout the valley, Walker, the popular groceryman; and Suss, the man who cannot be beat selling dry goods and clothingall pleasant gentlemen representing the best business houses of that city. The irrepressible By Terrill, with one of those first-class turnouts from his livery, had the entire company in charge, himself holding the ribbons and engineering the whole train. The boys were apparently enjoying the trip hugely, and we highly appreciated the visit. Call again gentswe're always glad to see you. Wellington Press.

Winfield Courier, March 28, 1878.

Walker Bros. have a new delivery wagon lettered in gilt, which is undoubtedly the nobbiest rig in town.

Next to Walker Brothers...

Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878. Editorial Page.

"LADIES' BAZAAR." If the ladies desire nice MILLINERY GOODS, they should not fail to call at the Ladies' Bazaar, in the stone building kept by Mrs. Phillip Stump, on SOUTH MAIN STREET, below the Williams House, and next business door to Walker Bros. A FULL LINE OF Silks, Ties, Hats, Flowers, Ribbons, notions, such as shawl straps, fancy baskets, mottoes, canvas, etc., on the most REASONABLE TERMS. Quick sales and small profits. A good dressmaker also employed.

1880 Winfield Directory.

Stump, Alice, milliner, Mrs. E. F. Stump.

Stump, Mrs. E. F., millinery and notions, Main, e. s. between 10th and 11th avenues, r. same.

Stump, Phillip, miller, r. Main, e. s., between 10th and 11th avenues.

1880 Winfield Directory.

WILLIAMS HOUSE. This is one of the leading hotels of Southern Kansas, and was built and opened by its present proprietor, Frank Williams, Esq. It is a handsome brick structure, located on the corner of 10th avenue and Main streets.

WILLIAMS HOUSE, Frank Williams, proprietor; Main, n. e. corner 10th avenue.

Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.

New Maple Sugar and fresh lemons at Walker Bro's.

Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.

An immense stock of imported glassware at Walker Bros., which they are selling cheap.

Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.

Fresh Horseradish at Walker Bros.

Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.

If you want to see the best collection of coins of all nations, go and see the Walker Brothers.

Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.

Five pounds of Tea For $1.00 at Walker Bros.

Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.

Walker Bros. have just received a large assortment of queensware, which they are selling cheap for cash.

The Daily Winfield Courier, Saturday Morning, May 11, 1878.

Campbell and Scoles have on hand a complete stock of furniture at low prices. Will do any kind of cabinet and undertaker's work on short notice. Old furniture made new. Main street, opposite Walker Bros. Store.

Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.

Valley Pride Soap.

Now is the time for the people of the Valley to patronize home manufacture by going to Messrs. Sparr Bros. for their Valley Pride Soap.

J. A. Earnest also handles the Valley Pride Soap.

Messrs. Walker Bros. have continually on hand the Valley Pride Soap manufactured at Wichita. It is the boss. Try it.

The enterprising firm of Messrs. Bliss & Co., now handle a home made soap. It is the Valley Pride.

Winfield Courier, August 1, 1878.

Mr. J. L. Horning, from Muskegon, Michigan, has bought out the stock of groceries of Messrs. Walker Bros., and will stock up in the business and make a first-class store. He has a large experience in the business and comes highly recommended.


Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.


Fonds & Gump vs. Walker Brothers. [Jennings & Buckman; Hackney & McDonald.]

Cochran, Carroll & Co. vs. Walker Brothers. [E. S. Torrance; Hackney & McDonald.]

J. P. Campbell & Co. vs. Walker Brothers. [E. S. Torrance; Hackney & McDonald.]


Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.

The following cases were dismissed: Fonds & Gump vs. Walkers; J. P. Campbell & Co. vs. Walkers; Cochran, Carroll & Co. vs. Walkers.