J. G. BULLENE.

                                                                 Winfield.

[This was about the most confusing file that I have ever come across. At times the name BULLEN was used. At other times the name BULLENE was used. There was reference in the beginning to a “J. J. Bullene” that did not pop up afterwards. Instead, another brother [J. H. Bullene or Bullen] appeared and became a very popular lumberman in Winfield, Udall, etc. MAW]

Note: Wife of J. G. Bullen or Bullene ran a millinery store in Winfield.

Note: Early census records quite often spelled the name as “Bullen.” I believe that this was an error. Going by initials, “J. G.” Bullen must have been “J. G. Bullene.”

It also appears that there was a brother of J. G. Bullene: “J. J. Bullene.”

Winfield 1873: J. G. Bullene, 34; spouse, Lena A., 33.

Winfield 1873: J. J. Bullene, 37; spouse, A. E., 38.

Winfield 1874: J. G. Bullene, 34; spouse, Lena A., 33.

Note: 1875 Census spelled the name “Bullene.”

Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.

Name                                       age sex color    Place/birth Where from

J. G. Bullene                             35   m   w        Maine               Maine

Lena A. Bullene                        35    f     w Maine               Maine

Corine [Cora] L. Bullene            9    f     w Kansas

Edward [W or N?]. Bullene        7  m    w       Kansas

Bernice L.? Bullene               1    f     w       Kansas

Winfield 1878: J. G. Bullene, 38; spouse, L. A., 37.

Winfield 1880: J. G. Bullene, 40; spouse, Lena A., 39.

Winfield Directory 1880 had “Bullen” instead of “Bullene.” Corrected item...

Winfield Directory 1880.

Bullene, J. G., contractor and mason, r. 10th av., n. e. corner Manning.

                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.

[J. J.] Bullene???? Could this refer to a brother of J. G. Bullene???...

Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.

Mr. J. J. Bullene has opened a meat market at the old stand of Templeton & Daugherty, first door north of C. A. Bliss & Co., Main street. He intends to keep constantly on hand all kinds of fresh and salted meats, vegetables, etc. If you want a juicy steak for breakfast or a tender roast for dinner, call at J. J. Bullene’s. We learn that he has a fine herd of cattle on his farm northwest of town which are being fatted for market. He is an honest butcher and deserves the patronage of our citizens.

Winfield Courier, Saturday, February 1, 1873.

Teacher’s Report. To the Clerk of Public School Board of Winfield, Kansas, for the month ending Jan. 25th, 1873.

Whole number enrolled, 104.

PRIMARY DEPARTMENT. Average daily attendance, 31.

On Roll of Honor: Cora Bullene.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 31, 1873.


The ladies of the Congregational church and society will give an Ice Cream Social at the residence of Mrs. J. G. Bullene Wednesday evening Aug. 6th, 1873.

[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 7, 1873.

W. R. Land vs. J. Bullene: application for valuation of improvements, granted.

[ODD FELLOWS’ SOCIABLE.]

Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 30, 1873.

The members of the Fraternity of Odd Fellows will give a Sociable on Wednesday evening, November 5th, in the large room at the Courthouse. Evening entertainments will be of a social character. Supper will be provided at an early hour.

SOLICITING COMMITTEE: Mrs. W. L. Mullen, Mrs. J. J. Todd, Mrs. S. W. Greer, Mrs. Braidwood, Miss J. Stewart, Mrs. J. Bullene, Mrs. Jeffreys, L. J. Webb, T. A. Blanchard, A. S. Williams, G. W. Martin, Mrs. Fannie V. Curns, A. G. Jackson.

[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]

Winfield Courier, Friday, December 19, 1873.

J. G. Bullene costs in case allowed.

[OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS: TEACHERS REPORT.]

Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.

A report was given relative to pupils attending grammar and intermediate departments of Winfield schools by W. C. Robinson. “The efficiency of our schools is much hindered by tardiness and irregular attendance. Parents will oblige us by aiding in overcoming this difficulty.” Students in different departments were listed.

Intermediate Department. Cora Bullene.

Winfield Courier, May 27, 1875.

Gus Bullene is building a nice little stone barn near his residence.

Next item shows “J. F.” Bullene, builder. Could this instead refer to J. G. Bullene???

Winfield Courier, November 11, 1875.

The foundation for the new Presbyterian church is completed. It is quite an imposing looking wall, two feet thick and in some places six feet in length. J. F. Bullene, builder.

J. G. Bullene: marble monument completed???...

Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.

J. G. Bullene has just completed a nice stone monument, cut from our native marble. An experienced eye can scarce detect it from the genuine foreign article.

Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.


Our Winfield Schools. The Winfield Public Schools closed a nine month’s term last Friday. To see how the “rising generation” was taught to shoot ideas in our city, we visited, in the order named, the Higher, Intermediate, and Primary Departments last Thursday. The school never having been visited by an “item chaser,” it is not neces­sary to say that one was not expected at that time. We found the “house in order” however, and the floor occupied by Prof. Lemmon, and a corps of handsome young ladies engaged in a hand-to-black­board contest with “tenths, hundredths, thousandths,” and that little “period” that causes so much trouble with amateurs in decimal fractions. They soon proved themselves mistresses of the situation. . . . We next paid a visit to the INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT, presided over by that successful teacher, Miss Jennie Greenlee. . . .

Now we come to the PRIMARY DEPARTMENT, in charge of Miss Ada Millington. This is the most difficult department to manage in any public school. . . . Though her first school, Miss Millington has proven what her friends predicted, that she would make a very successful teacher.

The following named students of the Intermediate Department received prizes for good standing in their classes: 1st Fourth Reader, Minnie Stewart; 2nd Fourth Reader, Alfred Tarrant; Third Reader, Eddie Bullene; 1st Spelling class, Hattie Andrews; 2nd Spelling class, Ada Hudson; 3rd Spelling class, May Manning.

J. H. Bullene, of Leavenworth [brother of J. G. Bullene]...

Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1877.

WALNUT RIVER BRIDGE. A contract was made last Friday by T. McIntire, Trustee; Wyard Gooch, Treasurer; and W. D. Mowry, Clerk of Creswell Township, with Mr. J. H. Bullene, agent of the Missouri Valley Bridge Co., of Leavenworth, for a wrought iron arch span of 100 feet, and a combination Queen Truss span of 50 feet, over the Walnut River at Newman’s mill, to be completed on or before the second day of June, 1877. The bridge is to be 150 feet long, built in two spans, and have one roadway twelve feet wide in the clear, to be constructed on the Arch and Queen Truss bridge plan, for which the Township Trustee, for and on behalf of Creswell township, agrees to pay $2,000 in ten years, ten per­cent, township bonds, and $200 in township warrants payable: one-half on February 1st, 1878, and one-half February 1st, 1879; binding themselves in the penal sum of $1,000 for the faithful performance of every article of agreement.

Winfield Courier, March 8, 1877.

J. H. Bullene, brother of our Winfield Bullene, is here as the agent of the Missouri Valley Bridge Manufacturing Co., of Leavenworth, and as such has contracted to put an iron bridge across Timber Creek, north of town.

Bullene Pond...

Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.

The large pond west of town, on the opposite side of the Walnut, known as the Bullene Pond, was drained by ditching, sufficient to let the water from the land of Mr. Wm. Land. The ditch carrying the water from the pond to the Walnut River is about three hundred feet long and six feet deep.

J. H. Bullene, brother of J. G. Bullene, gets contract...

Arkansas City Traveler, May 16, 1877.

The bridge across the Walnut is to be completed by June 2nd. Work on the piers has begun and the material for the iron span is at Wichita. Mr. Bullene, of Leavenworth, has the contract.

Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1877.

MR. BULLENE, of Leavenworth, contractor for the Walnut River bridge, came down last Thursday. June 2nd is the day specified that it shall be completed, but the recent high waters will detain them.

J. G. Bullene...


[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.

Juror Fees: J. F. Miller, $1.00; J. W. Andrews, $1.00; J. G. Bullene, $1.00; A. G. Wilson, $1.00; Geo. Black, $1.00; and H. Brotherton, $1.00.

J. G. Bullene erects building on Main Street opposite cigar factory. Soon occupied by A. McInturf, as a photography gallery...

J. H. Bullene, brother of J. G. Bullene, bridge contractor...

Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1877.

MR. BULLENE, representing the Missouri Valley Bridge Company of Leavenworth, was at this place last week, and wanted part payment on the Walnut River bridge. The township officers refused to deliver any part of the bonds until the bridge was completed according to contract. Mr. Bullene has been delayed from building the bridge on account of the piers not being ready and has sustained some loss, but the bonds will not be trans­ferred until the bridge is completed.

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.

J. G. Bullene is erecting a new building on Main street, opposite the cigar factory.

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.

McInturf is about to move his photograph gallery to the new building recently built by Mr. Bullene.

Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.

Real Estate Transfers.

Sabrina R. Bear and husband to J. G. Bullene, lot 9, block 185, Winfield.

J. H. Bullene, brother of J. G. Bullene...

Arkansas City Traveler, April 10, 1878.

The contract was let last week for the building the Arkansas River bridge to Mr. Bullene, of Leavenworth, who represents a Pittsburg company.

J. H. Bullene, brother of J. G. Bullene...

Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.

WORK has begun on the Arkansas bridge. Mr. Bullene, the contractor, is here with his men ready for work.

J. G. Bullene, supervisor for brother, J. H. Bullene, Pillsbury Bridge Co....

Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.

J. G. Bullene of Winfield, has the supervision of putting up the bridges across the Arkansas River near Arkansas City. The contract is let to the Pillsbury Bridge Co. They have put up the second span and will complete the work in about three weeks. It is a combination bridge, wood upper chords and iron lower chords. It is raised four and a half feet higher than the old bridge.

Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.

Real Estate Transfers.

J. G. Bullene and wife to Cynthia J. Cody, lot 9, block 135, Winfield; $275.

Read & Robinson and wives to Cynthia J. Cody; lots 8 and 9, block 135, Winfield; $75.

Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.


The contract for the excavation on the Baptist church has been let to Mr. G. Bullene, and will be pushed rapidly forward. Persons desiring to bid on the stone work and examine the plans can find them at Mr. Jas. McDermott’s office.

Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.

Baird Bros. let the contract for the stone work on their new store building last Monday to Messrs. Bullene & Co.

Winfield Courier, January 29, 1880.

The work on the Morehouse-Baird building is going forward rapidly. Bullene, the contractor for the stone work, is employ­ing a large number of hands and the foundation walls rise as if by magic.

Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.

J. G. Bullene, of our city, is furnishing the rock for the new schoolhouse at Wichita.

[RELIEF FOR THE SUFFERERS BY THE FLORAL CYCLONE.]

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.

J. G. Bullene $10.00.

Winfield Courier, June 30, 1881.

J. H. Bullene let the stage pass over his new iron bridge across Timber Creek Monday morning on a temporary crossing, but the bridge was not finished until Tuesday noon.

[THE NEW IRON BRIDGE.]

Winfield Courier, July 14, 1881.

J. C. Roberts, Trustee of Walnut Township, called on us last Thursday, and invited us to go along and see the new bridge, while they examined the structure for final acceptance. We soon found ourself at the bridge, where were the treasurer and clerk of the township, Messrs. Blanchard and Joel Mack; Col. Bullene, of Leavenworth, the contractor, and his brother, J. G. Bullene; S. E. Burger, and a few others. We did not go as an expert, so our opinion was not given and did not count, but we were much pleased with the bridge. It appeared to us to be thoroughly well con­structed, and a complete bridge in every particular. It is a beautiful bridge, of a hundred feet span, on abutments far above high-water mark.

We came back, and all took some lemonade, at Col. Bullene’s expense. Then the parties sat down in the COURIER office and settled up, and the board paid for the bridge. A great deal of work has been done by Robert Weakley, S. E. Burger, George Brown, and others, to get up an interest, get the necessary legislation, and the necessary subscriptions. The Township Board have spent their time, and used the greatest care to make the bridge perfect in every respect, and have attended to their work faithfully. The people most interested give them full credit and grateful thanks.

This bridge is of much importance to Winfield in many respects, and the efforts of those whose exertions have secured the bridge will be appreciated.

J. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.


Lumber Business. The Courant of the 23rd has an article scoring the lumber business of this city in which it represented that there are two lumber firms in this city, both foreign and both pooled together, for high prices. It is not so strange that Abe did not know there were more than two lumber yards in this city as that he should know there were any, for we believe that neither is in the habit of informing the people of what they are doing through the newspapers. For the same reason we should not expect either to do enough business so they could afford to sell at low prices. As they may be a little short, we will give them all a free ad. There are three large lumber yards in this city, viz. The Chicago Lumber Co., G. B. Shaw & Co., and last but not least J. H. Bullene & Co. The two former may be foreign companies, but the latter at least is half domestic for J. H. Bullene, an old resident of this city who has invested all he has in this county and city at different times, $1,700 of which was in city lots within the past year, and pays all his taxes here, is a half owner of the lumber concern, the other half being owned by his brother who lives in Wisconsin and is there a partner in a lumber producing firm worth near $1,000,000, and there is no danger of this firm being frozen out. We do not pretend to know whether there is any lumber pool existing here or whether prices are too high or not but we do not think there is such a monopoly that it could not be remedied by competition.

J. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.

We call the attention of our citizens to the communication from Mr. Thorpe in this issue, and we are glad to see them investigating the matter. The prospect of such a manufactory is decidedly pleasant to us, and we would like to see the matter given full attention. We don’t think there is any danger of Winfield becoming a “way station,” but we would not lose an opportunity to build up this city or advance her interests. Winfield is flourishing now, and we want it to continue in so doing and we think all our businessmen are with us in that desire.

The following are some of the well known citizens who fully endorse my proposition and who also agree to take shares in the corporation.

J. C. McMullen; J. C. Fuller; Messrs. S. D. Pryor & Bro.; J. P. Baden; J. S. Mann; Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson; W. H. Albro; M. L. Read; C. C. Black; J. B. Lynn; J. A. Earnest; Messrs. Hughes & Cooper; Quincy A. Glass; Messrs. Smith & Bro.; A. H. Doane & Co.; C. A. Bliss; Messrs. Johnston & Hill; A. T. Spotswood; James E. Platter; J. H. Bullene; J. L. Horning.

Trusting that others as well as the above citizens will endorse and subscribe to it, I remain

Respectfully Yours,  EDWARD E. THORPE, Winfield, February 2, 1882.

Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.

At a late meeting of the Library Association, the following officers were elected for the year ending January 31, 1883.

President: Mrs. M. J. Wood; Vice President: Mrs. T. B. Myers; Secretary: Mrs. E. T. Trimble; Treasurer: Mrs. A. H. Doane; Librarian: Mrs. W. L. Mullen.

Directors: Mrs. H. P. Mansfield, Mrs. J. B. Schofield, Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mrs. J. G. Shreves, Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. James G. Bullene, and Mrs. J. Swain.


J. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.

Mr. J. H. Bullene has purchased the T. K. Johnson corner of Millington and Blanden Streets and will erect a handsome residence thereon.

James H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.

AD. JAS. H. BULLENE & CO., DEALERS IN PINE LUMBER, HANNIBAL LIME,  Louisville Cement, Plaster and Plastering Hair, National Mixed Paint, Cleveland (only genuine) Rubber Paint, Building Paper, Carpet Felt, etc.

SOUTH MAIN STREET, WINFIELD.

James H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

[REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.]

Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.

Winfield City, 2nd Ward, Delegates: A. B. Whiting, L. H. Webb, J. H. Finch, T. H. Soward, John Swain, W. E. Tansey. Alternates: A. H. Green, M. L. Robinson, James H. Bullene, O. H. Herrington, J. L. Horning, M. B. Shields.

J. H. Bullene & Co.: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.

Winfield Lodge No. 18 of the Ancient Order of United Workmen at its last regular session ordered a vote of thanks to the proprietors of Riverside Park, to the City newspapers, to the R. R. Co., to J. H. Bullene & Co., and to all who have extended favors and courtesies to the Order on the occasion of its picnic, and requested the City Press to publish this expression of thanks.

J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.

Mr. J. G. Bullene returned home for a short visit last week. He is engaged in bridge-building and is something of an itinerant.

Jas. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.

FOURTH OF J. U. L. Y. On Tuesday evening the citizens met at the Opera House to hear the report of the executive committee on 4th of July celebration. The committee reported as follows.

On Grounds and seats: A. T. Spotswood, Jas. H. Bullene, A. Wilson, S. C. Smith, W. O. Johnson, and H. Brotherton.

J. H. Bullene & Co.: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Cowley County Courant, June 15, 1882.

Winfield Lodge No. 18 of the Ancient Order of United Work­men, at the last regular session gave a vote of thanks to the proprietors of Riverside Park, and to the city newspapers, to the railroad companies, to J. H. Bullene & Co., and all who have extended favors and courtesies to the Order on the occasion of the Picnic, and requested the city press to publish this expres­sion of thanks.

J. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

[REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.]


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Winfield, 2nd ward: B. F. Wood, Wm. Whiting, W. J. Wilson, J. H. Bullene, Frank Finch, T. H. Soward.

Jas. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.

Last Saturday the final subscription to the Creamery stock was made and the enterprise became an assured fact. We fully believe that it will prove one of the best investments made in the county and furnish a valuable market for the dairy products of Cowley.

Mr. M. W. Babb, the originator of the enterprise, came here about a year ago and, after visiting various creameries throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, came home with the necessary papers and information and went to work, aided by a few of our public-spirited citizens; among whom Mr. J. P. Baden was first and foremost, with the success before mentioned. The following is a list of the stockholders.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., 2 shares, $100.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co.: brother of J. G. Bullene...

[UDALL CORRESPONDENT: “WE’LL GO.”]

Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.

Udall Items. EDS. COURIER: Since “Fritz” left this place, a reader of your paper from a distance might think that the enterprise of our pleasant little village was lagging, but I beg to inform your many readers that Udall is yet growing, and bids fair, in a few years, to be the third town in size and importance in Cowley.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., are fencing their lumber yard here and getting ready for their immense stock of lumber and coal which they are handling and intend to increase.

J. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

J. H. Bullene, the lumber dealer, is erecting a very neat barn on his lots on 12th avenue west.

Bernice, Flossie, Clare Bullene: children of either J. H. Bullene, brother of J. G. Bullene, or J. G. Bullene, or both???...

Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.


Little Folks’ Party. A large number of little folks gathered together at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor Monday afternoon to celebrate with little Mamie her third birthday. The crowd was the jolliest and liveliest we have seen and each of the little folks seemed to take in the full measure of enjoyment. A splendid repast was set for them which they attacked with a relish. Little Mamie received a large number of elegant presents from her young friends. The following is a list of the presents and of those present: 1 silver set knife, fork, and spoon; 2 Majolica plates; 2 gold sash pins; 1 gold ring; 1 child’s decorated china wash stand set; 1 child’s dinner castor; 1 hand painted mug; 1 porte-monnaie; 5 China cups and saucers; 2 China mugs; 1 glass mug; 1 doll’s parlor suite; 1 autograph album; 1 photograph album; 1 wood tea set combination table and cupboard; 1 Brittania tea set; 2 child’s glass sets; sugar bowl; butter dish, etc.; 3 dolls; 2 doll’s canopy top phaetons; 1 doll and carriage; 2 picture books; 1 flat iron and stand; 1 bell cart and span of goats; 1 bouquet; 1 basket of flowers; 1 satin puff box; 1 panorama egg; 6 elegant birthday cards; 1 little brown jug; 1 necklace of pearl beads; 1 shell box; 1 photograph with frame; 2 China match safes; 2 bottles perfumery; 1 card receiver (Kalo Meda); 2 handkerchiefs (embroidered); 1 collar; 1 tooth-pick holder.

Present: Misses Birdie Wright, Edna Glass, Blanche Bliss, Blanche Troup, Stella Buckman, Mamie Black, Frankie Black, Mary Spotswood, Maggie Pryor, Edna Pryor, Muriel Covert, Annie McDonald, Clara Austin, Pearl E. Snyder, Maggie Johnson, Emma Johnson, Bernice Bullene, Beryl Johnston, Nina Nelson, Nona Nelson, Lube Myton, Josie Myton, Ethel Carruthers, Mary Brotherton, Bell Brotherton, Nina Harter, May Harter, Maud Miller, Gertie Lynn, Effie Lynn, Edna Short, Alma Miller, Mollie Trezise, Lillie Trezise, Fannie Bryan, Flossie Bullene, Ollie Newcomb, Edna Fitch, Maud Cooper, Daisy Clark.

Masters Eddie Greer, Eddie Thorp, Ralph Brown, Roy Robinson, Bertie Silliman, Vere Hollenbeck, Charles F. Green, Charlie Sydal, Henrion McDonald, Dolphi Green, Clare Bullene, Bruce Carruthers, Edgar Powers, Charlie Lynn, Paul Bedilion, Codie Waite, Zack Miller, Willie Trezise, Carl Farringer, Walter Baird, and Willis Young.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co. [Brother of J. G. Bullene]...

[WINFIELD CITY COUNCIL.]

Winfield Courier, December 21, 1882.

COUNCIL CHAMBER, CITY OF WINFIELD, DECEMBER 18, 1882.

Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup presiding. Roll called. Present: Councilmen Read, McMullen, Gary, and Wilson, City Attorney and Clerk. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Finance committee given until the next regular meeting to report on all matters referred to them.

The following bills were presented, allowed, and ordered paid.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., lumber: $3.43.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co. [Brother of J. G. Bullene]...

Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

JAS. H. BULLENE & CO., Dealers in Pine Lumber, Hannibal Lime, Louisville Cement, Plaster and Plastering Hair, National Mixed Paint, Cleveland (only genuine) Rubber Paint, Building Paper, Carpet Felt,, etc., South Main Street, Winfield.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co. [Brother of J. G. Bullene]...

[EDITORIAL CONVENTION HELD AT WINFIELD.]

Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Where the Money Came From. The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.

J. H. Bullene & Co., $5.00.

Mrs. J. H. Bullene returns from Maine...

Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.

Mrs. J. H. Bullene has returned from her summer’s visit in Maine. When she left there heavy apparel was necessary to comfort, and fires in the early morning were a common thing all summer. The past season has been much cooler than usual in that state.

JAS. H. BULLENE [J. G. Bullene’s brother]...


[UDALL.]

Winfield Courier, November 8, 1883.

UDALL. One of Cowley’s Thriving Little Towns. Last Friday the COURIER reporter visited the little town of Udall, thirteen miles north of Winfield on the A. T. & S. F. railroad. Having never visited the place before, we were surprised at the improvement and amount of business being done. The town was laid out the spring of 1881 by a town company composed of P. W. Smith, James T. Dale, Geo. A. Jennett, Jas. Chenoweth, Jas. H. Bullene, and Jas. Napier. With the exception of Mr. Bullene, all the members of the town company were farmers and residents of the vicinity. The land on which the town was laid out (40 acres) was purchased of P. W. Smith. Since that time three additions have been added to the original plat—two by E. L. Moffitt and two by Lewis Fitzsimmons. From the commencement the infant town had an opponent in the Santa Fe railroad. They were not given a depot sidetrack or conveniences of any kind. The station was merely a platform alongside the track. In spite of this, the projectors went to work with a will. Every encouragement was offered to persons desiring to locate. Members of the town company put up buildings and soon the few new and scattered houses grew into a prosperous little town. Then began the struggle for a depot and sidetrack, and through the able assistance of Senator Hackney, these things were soon forthcoming. Today the tracks are lined with coal and grain cars and the railroad company is doing a better business than at any station between Winfield and Wichita. There are still many things that the railroad company should do for the town. They need stock yards properly equipped with water and scales and improvements about the depot. The town now has upwards of fifty buildings. Several large new stores are going up. The businesses of the town are well represented. There are four general merchandising stores, two hotels, two hardware stores, two coal yards, one lumber yard, one harness shop, one tin shop, four physicians, one land office, five grain dealers, one barber shop, one restaurant, a millinery store, a photograph gallery, a billiard hall, and a livery stable. The congregationalist are erecting a neat church at a cost of $2,000. The Baptist are also putting up a church building. The school interests of the town are well looked after. They have a large building with two well furnished rooms. The school is graded and is under the charge of Prof. Campf, with Miss Knickerbocker as assistant. One of the best men for the town is W. B. Norman. He has charge of the town company’s interests and is doing a land and loan business. He has clear business ideas, a wide acquaintance, and exerts every influence that can be brought to bear in favor of Udall. The town is surrounded by a splendid scope of country and the rich valley of the Walnut and Arkansas are tributaries to it. With such advantages it cannot fail to be a good business point.

Bernice [or Berenice] Bullene, daughter of either J. G. or J. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.

The pupils in Miss Crippen’s room, West Ward schoolhouse, were shown a picture of a boy and rabbits and requested to each write a composition on the picture. The following are some of the results. The compositions are given verbatim et literatim et “punctuatim.”

Berenice Bullene, Aged-10 years.


THE PET RABBITS Once upon a time there was a little boy. He had seven pet rabbits. He has a cage for them but when he feeds them he lets them out. They are white ones. His name is Bennie. He hugging them.

James H. Bullene [brother of J. G. Bullene]...

[COWLEY COUNTY FAIR AND DRIVING PARK ASSOCIATION.]

Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., 2. Shares of stock.

James H. Bullene and John W. Gibson, Winfield, formed partnership. Will open lumberyard in Kingman. J. H. Bullene, brother of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.

James H. Bullene and John W. Gibson, of Winfield, have formed a partnership and will open an extensive lumber yard in Kingman just as soon as the weather breaks up. They have secured the vacant lots opposite the Laclede hotel and have a new office already built and some lumber on the ground. Mr. Bullene has $200,000 worth of lumber in the pineries of Wisconsin, and a large yard at Winfield. The Winfield yard last year sold $90,200 worth of lumber. Mr. Gibson will remove here and have charge of the Kingman yard. Several car loads of lumber are now at Hutchinson, but they will hereafter ship to Cheney. Kingman is attracting businessmen from all parts of the country. Republican.

Jas. H. Bullene [brother of J. G. Bullene]...

Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.

CITY ELECTION. The election for city officers Tuesday passed off quietly, only about 550 votes being polled. The following is the result.

MEMBERS SCHOOL BOARD: W. C. Robinson, long term, 118; B. F. Wood, long term, 105; Jas. H. Bullene, short term, 122; W. H. Smith, short term, 103.

J. H. Bullene [brother of J. G. Bullene]...

Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.

A Novel Entertainment. The gentlemen of the Presbyterian congregation will give a “Leap-year Basket social” in lecture room of the church, on Friday evening, April 25th. A good time is anticipated, and all are invited. The following named gentlemen will compose the various committees.

Chief Cook: H. T. Silver; 2nd Cook: G. S. Manser; Dish-washers: Messrs. S. S. Linn, A. T. Spotswood, and T. J. Harris; Baskets: Messrs. S. A. Cook and H. Beck; Door: John Curns;

Checks: Hop Shivvers; Sundries: Dr. Kirkwood and J. Croco; Waiters: Messrs. George Buckman, J. H. Bullene, and M. J. Troup; Reception and General oversight: Messrs. A. E. Baird, Jas. Simpson, and T. B. Myers.

James Bullene, Leavenworth, visiting uncles, aunts, cousins: families of James and Augustus Bullene [J. H. and J. G. Bullene]. (J. G. often referred to as “Gus.”)

Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.

Master James Bullene, of Leavenworth, is here visiting his uncles, aunts, and cousins, the families of James and Augustus Bullene. The young folks gave a pleasant picnic in the part Monday in his honor.

Cora Bullene [daughter of J. G. Bullene]...

[COUNTY NORMAL INSTITUTE.]

Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.


The County Normal Institute opened Monday with flattering prospects for a successful session. The enrollment is unusually large, and a real, live interest manifested in the work. It is conducted by Prof. B. T. Davis of the State Normal School, one of the best educators of the State, ably assisted by Prof. A. Gridley and County Superintendent Limerick. The Model Department, under the management of Miss Stretch, is a very attractive feature of this session. The arrangement of the work was for a session of eight weeks, but should the weather become hot, and the teachers wearied, the work may close at the end of the sixth week. Following are the names of those in attendance.

GRADE C: Cora Bullene.

Harry Bullene, son of J. H. Bullene [brother of J. G. Bullene]...

Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.

Udall Sentinel. Harry Bullene, the intelligent looking son of J. H. Bullene, of Winfield, was in the city Monday, and paid his respects to the Sentinel office.

Bullene Bridge Company...

Arkansas City Traveler, July 2, 1884.

Bridge Building. The township board met last Friday evening to receive and open bids for building the bridge across the Walnut at Harmon’s ford. The following bids were received and passed upon.

Bullene Bridge company, $4,400, with 5 percent discount for cash.

Missouri Valley Bridge company, $4,400.

Smith Bridge company, $4,000.

Kansas City Bridge company, $4,475.

King Bridge company, $4,500.

Raymond & Campbell, $4,535.

Canton, Ohio, Bridge company—iron, $4,300; combination, $3,900.

M. S. Hasie—iron, $4,385; combination, $3,435.

James Hill, combination bridge on piling, $3,806 and $2,500—the former bid for a four-span bridge, each span fifty-two feet.

After carefully considering the question, the contract was awarded to the Canton Bridge company, whose agent is Mr. J. R. Sawyer, of Wichita. The bridge will be of iron, with two spans of seventy-five feet each, and seventy-six feet of approaches. Their bid, $4,300, is $700 less than their former bid, and they give forty feet more bridge.

The bridge near Searing & Mead’s mill, for which the township paid $2,200, is only eighty feet long, and the piers were already furnished, besides which no approaches were built by the contractors. While the sum to be paid for the new bridge is rather more than the people wished to pay, yet the bridge as completed will be the best one in this part of the county, and we hope to soon see it underway.

Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.

Will Kirkwood is now an assistant at the lumber yards of Jas. H. Bullene & Co.

Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.

Sam Kirkwood came in from Kingman last week and stayed till Monday. He is employed there in the lumber yards of Jas. H. Bullene & Co.

[COWLEY COUNTY FAIR AND DRIVING PARK ASSOCIATION.]

Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.


James H. Bullene, stockholder.

[UDALL CORRESPONDENT: NAME NOT GIVEN.]

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

At last the duck pond in front of Bullene’s lumber yard has been drained by order of his highness, D. D. Kellogg.

Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

JAS. H. BULLENE & CO., DEALERS in Pine Lumber, Hannibal Lime, Louisville Cement, Plaster and Plastering Hair, National Mixed Paint, Cleveland (only genuine) Rubber Paint, Building Paper, Carpet Felt, etc., South Main street, Winfield.

[UDALL CORRESPONDENT: NAME NOT GIVEN.]

Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.

J. H. Bullene is laying a stone sidewalk in front of his block, a much needed improvement worthy of imitation by a number of businessmen.

Cora Bullene [Daughter of J. G. Bullene]...

[COWLEY COUNTY FAIR.]

Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.

CLASS K.—FINE ARTS.

Fruit piece in oil, Miss Cora Bullene, 1st; Mrs. Geo. Ordway, 2nd.

Flora Bullene [Daughter of J. H. Bullene]...

CLASS L.—NEEDLE AND FANCY WORK.

Child’s needle work, Flora Bullene.

J. H. Bullene: brother of J. G. Bullene. Starts Ashland with others...

Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.

J. H. Bullene, W. R. McDonald, A. Hughes, J. A. Howard, Theodore Nolf, and Francis Hall of Winfield are in the valley. They have laid off a town two miles south of here, which they call Ashland. They are making great strides in the way of improvements. Mr. McDonald is president of the company and is a very courteous cattleman. Mr. Bullene is their lumberman. Clark County Clipper.

Jas. H. Bullene [brother of J. G. Bullene]. Has lumberyards at Kingman, Ashland, and other places. Evidently starting one now at Dodge City...

Winfield Courier, November 13, 1884.

Jas. H. Bullene left yesterday for Dodge City, to remain several weeks with his new lumberyard at that place. He also has yards at Kingman, Ashland, and other places.

Winfield Courier, November 13, 1884.

Charlie Fletcher, the colored victim of Saturday night’s tragedy, was in the employ of Jas. H. Bullene, driving the lumber delivery, and bore a reputation of civility and industry. He also worked some time for Senator Hackney, who gives him credit for peaceability and good behavior. He was to have been married about Christmas. Mrs. Andy Smith, a sister, was his only relative here.

J. H. Bullene [brother of J. G. Bullene] and others start Ashland...

[ASHLAND.]

Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.


A New Winfield. The new town of Ashland, in Clark County, is getting to be one of the “Infant Wonders” of western growth. It was laid out by a party of Winfield gentlemen some four weeks ago. There are now thirty houses up and foundations being laid for others as rapidly as the lumber can be got on the ground. The town is on Bear Creek, at the intersection of the two great western trails. Already a newspaper is running in full blast. It has two hotels, restaurants, and almost every modern convenience. Every deed given by the Town Company provides that should intoxicating liquors be sold on the premises, the deed becomes null and void. It is to be emphatically a temperance town. Mr. W. R. McDonald, of this city, is President and Messrs. Nipp, Hughes, Cooper, Taylor, Averill, Gibson, Bullene, Kinnear, Hall, Berry, Gridley, Hudson Bros., Greer, and several others constitute the town company. It is located near the center of Clark County, and will be the county seat when the county is organized. Messrs. Hughes & Cooper are putting in a stock of hardware; also Mr. Kinnear, McDonald, and Miner are putting in a large stock of dry goods. The settlers are pouring into the county and claims are being taken rapidly. The land is good and the general lay of the country smooth. A very large number of Cowley County people have taken claims around the new town. Many other persons from this vicinity are going out to take claims or engage in business.

[UDALL CORRESPONDENT: “G.”]

Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.

Bullene & Co. are erecting new coal houses south of Steele & Co.’s elevator.

Major (?) Bullene, Ashland...

Arkansas City Traveler, December 3, 1884.

ANTI-PROHIBITION.

Its Effect in Clarke County.

As was mentioned in our columns some weeks ago, a new town by the name of Ashland was started in Clarke County by a stock company composed principally of Winfield men. Capt. Nipp was one of the incorporators. The principle of prohibition underlaid the whole foundation. No liquor could be sold or drank in the townsite on pain of forfeiture of property in which offense was committed. Ashland was just 2½ miles from Clay City, a new town started some months before Ashland. As soon as Ashland was incorporated, on account of its superior location, the majority of Clarke City’s inhabitants moved down. This created excessively hard feeling toward the leaders in the new town. Especially did the cowboys feel aggrieved as they could get no “bitters” there. This state of things has been growing for some time. It culminated last Saturday night in the cowboys taking the town; riding up and down the street, firing revolvers, shooting at everyone in sight, breaking windows, and raising Hades generally. During the melee one man had his ear shot off and a servant girl was seriously, if not fatally, wounded. The cowboys finally withdrew to Clarke City to load up with bad whiskey and hell’s fire. All was comparatively quiet next day. Just after dusk on Monday, Mr. Adams, a nephew of J. B. Nipp, and Mr. Boggs, a relative of Adams, were walking down the main street when suddenly two cowboys sprang from a ditch facing them and fired. Adams fell at the first shot, and before Boggs could move, he also was shot down in cold blood.


The citizens turned out en masse in pursuit and after an exciting chase one man, or fiend, whose name is unknown, was captured and preparations were made to string him up. Just before he was strung up he asked permission to confess. His confession amounted to this. He and Andrews were hired by Clarke City men to “clean out” Ashland and especially to kill Adams, Boggs, Bullene, and Hall. After his confession he died game, with a curse on his lips against the “damned Prohibitionists.”

By some means or other Major Bullene heard of the attempt to be made on their lives, and accompanied by Spencer Miner, he fled on foot east along the state road, never stopping until he had covered eighteen miles of prairie.

The other man, Andrews, succeeded in escaping, and a large reward is offered for his capture.

James H. Bullene and C. A. Bullene, partners, James H. Bullene & Co....

Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.

RECAP. Sheriff Sale to be held Jan. 5, 1885. James H. Bullene and C. A. Bullene, partners as James H. Bullene & Co., Plaintiffs, vs. S. S. Gentry, Eliza A. Gentry, and C. G. Oliver, Defendants. Property involved: Lot 13, block 48, Manning’s addition to City of Winfield. Appraised at $900.

Mrs. J. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.

Society. A very pleasant entertainment was given by Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, at their splendid residence in this city, on Thursday evening, December 10th. About sixty to seventy guests were present, among whom we remember by name the following.

Rev. and Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Prof. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. Frank Williams of Wichita, Mrs. J. H. Bullene, Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Arthur Bangs, Miss Nettie McCoy, Miss Anna McCoy, Mr. W. H. Smith, Mr. Lew Brown, and Mr. W. C. Robinson.

Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, made up of rain, mud, snow, and cold, the guests enjoyed themselves to the utmost, and after partaking of a magnificent supper, music, and mirth, the guests separated with warm thanks to their host and hostess, who had afforded them so much pleasure, and with the aid of Arthur Bangs, most of them, we presume, found their own domiciles in due time.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., Kingman...

Winfield Courier, December 25, 1884.

Sam Kirkwood, managing the lumber yard of Jas. H. Bullene & Co. at Kingman, came in to spend the holidays with his parents.

Carrie [Cora?] Bullene, Daughter of J. G. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, December 25, 1884.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway threw their pleasant home open for the entertainment of the young folks of the city last Friday evening, at which time a mutual improvement society was organized, with Addison Brown, president; Miss Nellie Rogers, vice-president; and Miss Carrie Bullene, secretary. The society will meet semi-monthly at different residences and interesting literary and musical programs will be rendered. The next meeting occurs Friday evening, Dec. 26th, again at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ordway.

Jas. H. Bullene & Co., Udall...

[UDALL. “O.”]

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

Bullene & Co., granary. $150.00.

J. G. Bullene, home from Dakota, now engaged in lumber and coal business.

Article states he has three lumberyards...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.

Mr. J. G. Bullene is at home from Athles, Dakota, where he is engaged in the lumber and coal business, for a few weeks’ sojourn with his family. He reports that country donning civilization amazingly, and as soon as school facilities are broadened, he anticipates the removal of his family. He has three lumber yards in Spink County, that Territory, and is doing a prosperous business.

Bernice and Florence Bullene, daughters of J. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.

The program for the Band of Hope at the next meeting, January 10th, is as follows.

Dialogue: Winnie Limerick, Agnes Myers, Nora Greer, and Laura Herpich.

Songs: Bernice and Florence Bullene, Lulu Bethel and Bell Stubbs.

Recitations: Bertie Bosley, Harry Tooman, Hope Manser, Allie Dillon, and Johnny and Jimmy Constant. M. K. Herpich, Secretary.

J. H. Bullene’s lumberyard, Kingman...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.

Will Kirkwood is taking in the sights at Kingman and visiting his brother, Sain, who has charge of J. H. Bullene’s lumber yard at that place.

Both Jas. H. and J. G. Bullene mentioned being at Ashland lumberyard...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.

Mr. Jas. H. Bullene is looking after his lumber interests at Ashland, this week, accompanied by his brother, J. G.

Mrs. J. B. Bullene and niece, Winfield...

Arkansas City Traveler, March 18, 1885.

Hotel Registers. The Leland shows the following arrivals.

Tuesday. Mrs. J. G. Bullene and niece, Winfield.

Arkansas City Traveler, March 18, 1885.

Mrs. J. G. Bullene and niece, who have been spending some time in Geuda Springs, trying the curative powers of that famous watering place, passed through the city Tuesday on their way home.

Jas. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.


Robert Rogers, for some time past with Hendrix & Wilson, departed Monday for Touzalin, Meade County, to take charge of a lumber yard for Jas. H. Bullene & Co. Robert has the vinegar and ability to make a success of anything.

J. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.

Winfield never experienced an election day like Tuesday. But one candidate had opposition—Capt. H. H. Siverd. Every man on the ticket was such as would honor the position for which he was nominated—representative men selected from the tried and trusted of the city by a non-partisan caucus—a caucus the like of which Winfield never had before and will probably never have again. There was nothing to draw out a full vote. Everything was as tranquil as a May morning. The only riffle was caused by the feeble attempt of a certain element to down the irrepressible Capt. H. H. Siverd. But the Captain didn’t down worth a cent. The colored voters of the city made a mistake in allowing the whiskey mugwumps to cajole them into running their candidate after this honest defeat in the people’s convention. Following is the vote of the several wards.

THIRD WARD. W. G. Graham, Mayor, 142; W. H. Turner, Police Judge, 151; John D. Pryor, City Treasurer, 153; G. W. Robinson, Treasurer, Board of Education, 152; H. H. Siverd, Constable, 112; T. H. Herrod, Constable, 129; Archie Brown, Constable, 55; G. H. Crippen, Councilman, 153; J. H. Bullene, Member, Board of Education, 153. TOTAL: 157.

Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.

The election in Winfield was very quiet and resulted as follows: W. G. Graham, Mayor; W. H. Turner, Police Judge; Jno. D. Pryor, City Treasurer; Geo. W. Robinson, Treasurer, School Board; H. H. Siverd and T. H. Harrod, Constables; Councilmen, First Ward, Jas. W. Connor and W. R. McDonald; Second Ward, A. H. Jennings and T. B. Myers; Third Ward, W. J. Hodges and G. H. Crippen; Fourth Ward, J. P. Baden and J. N. Harter. Members Board of Education: A. G. Wilson, W. O. Johnson, J. S. Mann, Geo. Ordway, W. C. Robinson, Jas. H. Bullene, B. F. Wood, and W. H. Smith.

Cora Bullene, daughter of J. G. Bullene...

Arkansas City Republican, April 18, 1885.

Miss Cora Bullene of Winfield visited Miss Ora Farrar at the residence of Fred Farrar the first of the week.

Mrs. J. G. Bullene’s...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.

Miss Ora Farrar, daughter of banker Farrar, of Arkansas City, and a very charming young lady, is visiting at Mrs. J. G. Bullene’s.

J. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.

John T Shields et ux to James H. Bullene, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, blk 132, Menor’s ad: $4,000.

James H. Bullene, Ashland...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.


Capt. J. B. Nipp, S. H. Rodgers, and James H. Bullene, all of Winfield, have spent most of the past week in the city. They all express themselves agreeably surprised at the rapid substantial growth of Ashland. Clipper.

James H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

James McDermott et ux to James H Bullene, lot 12 and 11 frac lots blk 282 Dexter: $150.

James H. Bullene, Ashland...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.

Sam Kirkwood, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, gets this handsome send off from the Clark County News on leaving Ashland. “Mr. S. M. Kirkwood, who has been for several months manager of the Ashland lumber yard, of James H. Bullene, will start Monday for Minneapolis, Minnesota, to enter McAlister College, where he will take a thorough literary course. Mr. Kirkwood’s business habits and moral ways made everybody here his friend, and we know of no one within the circle of our acquaintances that we wish more good fortune. May success be his at McAlister and his co-workers appreciate real merit is the wish of the News and his many friends here in Ashland.”

Eastman & Cochran, rear Bullene’s lumberyard, South Main St., Winfield...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.

If you want a good, substantial fence, go to Eastman & Cochran, the slat and wire fence manufacturers. They make all lengths, from 30 inches to four feet. South Main St., rear of Bullene’s lumber yard.

Jas. H. Bullene, Veteran Town Company...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.

There has been another enterprise organized here during the week. It is for the purpose of laying out a town in old Stanton County, and is called the Veteran Town Company. The members are: J. A. Cooper, J. B. Nipp, M. L. Robinson, Geo. W. Robinson, Ivan Robinson, J. L. M. Hill, J. R. Taylor, S. H. Rodgers, Jas. H. Bullene, W. R. McDonald, T. H. Byers, F. L. Branniger, F. S. Jennings, E. P. Greer, John Arrowsmith, A. R. Nipp, J. C. Long, J. C. Vorheis, Wm. Camery, and T. H. Soward. The offices are: J. A. Cooper, president; J. B. Nipp, vice-president; W. R. McDonald, secretary and general agent; Geo. W. Robinson, treasurer. The company owns eleven hundred acres of land in Stanton County, one section of which is now being laid off as the town of “Veteran.” It is located in the beautiful Bear creek valley, and will be the county seat of that new county when organized. The company is a strong one and will proceed at once to build a city without further ado. A large number of lots have been already contracted for and buildings will go up on them at once. A newspaper is now on the way and the VETERAN COURIER will soon unfold its banner to the breeze. W. R. McDonald is the authoritative business head of the company and will remain on the ground.

James Bullene & S. H. Rodgers: lumberyard at Syracuse...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.

Messrs. James Bullene and S. H. Rodgers will start a lumber yard this week at Syracuse, twenty miles from the Colorado line, on the Santa Fe. It will be the supply point for Veteran, the new Winfield town, and other places.


Eastman & Cochran, fencing, rear Bullene’s lumberyard, South Main...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.

If you want a good, substantial fence, go to Eastman & Cochran, the slat and wire fence manufacturers. They make all lengths, from 30 inches to four feet. South Main St., rear of Bullene’s lumber yard.

James H. Bullene, Veteran Bridge Co., between Syracuse & Veteran...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.

When Winfield builds a town, if it is necessary to bridge the ocean gulfs to insure success, they are bridged, you bet. The Veteran Bridge Company was organized Friday, with James H. Bullene at the head, to bridge the Arkansas river between Syracuse and Veteran, the new Winfield town. This will put Veteran in twenty-one miles of its best Santa Fe supply point, Syracuse.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.


The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, 917 Mansfield street, was the scene of a most happy gathering Monday evening. The occasion was the celebration of the 20th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer. Though the rain interfered with the attendance of a number, by nine o’clock over eighty were present, in their happiest mood. Soon after nine o’clock the “bride and groom” were presented and re-united in the bonds whose sweet and bitter they had thoroughly experienced. Rev. J. H. Reider re-tied the knot in a novel and jolly ceremony, the groom consenting to all the compulsory vicissitudes of a “hen-pecked” husband, and she to clothe, feed, protect, scold (in foreign language) until death. After the ceremony and hearty congratulations, a collation of choicest delicacies was served in profusion and most thoroughly enjoyed. The presents were handsome and valuable, the most prominent being an exquisitely painted china dinner set. It embraced a hundred and twenty-five pieces—the handsomest thing obtainable in china ware. It was a token from the following persons: Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Rev. and Mrs. B. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mrs. R. B. Waite and Mrs. Hartwell, Mrs. E. M. Albright and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Col. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nelson, Prof. and Mrs. I. N. Inskeep, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor and Miss Minnie, Mr. and Mrs. A. Herpich, Mr. and Mrs. L. Conrad, Mrs. A. Silliman and Miss Lola, Mrs. C. Strong and Miss Emma, Mrs. Dr. Bailey, Misses Fannie, Jessie, and Louie Stretch, Miss March, Misses Mattie and Mary Gibson, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Lydia Tyner, Maggie Herpich, Maude Kelly, Ida Johnston, and Maude Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, and Miss Lena Walrath. Among the other presents were: Fruit holder and saucer, by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burgauer; individual pepper and salt holders, Miss Burgauer; cup and saucer, Wm. Statton; fruit dish, Dr. and Mrs. C. Perry and Mrs. Judd; China Plaque, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Balyeat; soup bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Newton; pickle dish, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Harrod; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lynn; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. R. Bates; fruit plate, Geo. D. Headrick; fruit plate, John Roberts and Mrs. Reed; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Randall; cut glass fruit and pickle dish, tooth-pick holder and finger bowl, Mesdames G. H. Allen, D. L. Kretsinger, A. H. Doane, C. S. Van Doren, and John Tomlin; plate, bowl and pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullene; water pitcher, Mr. M. Hahn; cake stand, Kate Shearer; $20 gold piece, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shearer of Geneseo, Illinois. A good majority of the donors were present, and under the agreeable hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer, nicely assisted by their daughter, all passed the evening most enjoyably, departing at a late hour, wishing that the bride and groom might have many more such happy anniversaries, clear down to the one of gold, with its silvery locks and ripened years.

Mrs. J. G. Bullene and family leaving: going to Leavenworth, then Ashton, Dakota, to join Mr. Bullene, in lumber business there. Retaining their local property interests...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.

Mrs. J. G. Bullene and family left last Friday for a visit in Leavenworth, from where they go to Ashton, Dakota, to join Mr. Bullene, who is established in the lumber business there. This family is one of the first settlers in Winfield and all regret their departure. Their property interests here are retained, and of course we’ll look for their return at some time. They all drift back.

James Bullene???...

Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.

Recap Sheriff’s Sale. G. H. McIntire to sell property on December 28, 1885, to settle suit by Mary A. Buck, plaintiff, versus Whitfield D. Mathews, Mary A. Mathews, Barth Carty, and James Bullene, defendants.  Mortgage was given by defendants to Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company for $3,500, January 1, 1884. Said interests of defendants was appraised at the sum of $5,173.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullene...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.

A pleasant party met at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis Tuesday eve and were charmingly entertained by the host and hostess and their four vivacious daughters. After a session of general conversation and a very excellent and elaborate collation, the company retired with a high sense of enjoyment. Those present as far as now occurs to us were: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Dr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Journey, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. E. Beeney, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Hon. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Col. and Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullene, Mr. and Mrs. S. Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. G. H. Allen, and Miss Agnes Lynch, Wichita.

J. G. Bullene, representing Leavenworth Bridge Company...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.


The committee appointed to confer as to the character of the new Walnut bridges, which committee is composed of Councilmen Connor, Harter, and Jennings, and Messrs. M. L. Robinson, J. B. Lynn, Marsh Howard, and C. A. Bliss, met Wednesday afternoon and again this afternoon. J. G. Bullene, representing the Leavenworth Bridge Company, Mr. Allen, agent of a Kansas City Company, and Col. McGraw, of a Leavenworth Company, were present with plans. The committee have not yet determined on which company’s bridge or the kind most appropriate within our means. Both bridges, however, will be very fine iron ones, with a foot walk on the Ninth avenue bridge. The council at its adjourned meeting Monday evening next, will determine on the style. The contract for constructing the city building will also be let then.

J. H. Bullene and M. L. Robinson return from Anthony...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.

J. H. Bullene and M. L. Robinson returned Tuesday from a business trip to Anthony.

J. G. Bullene, Dakota...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.

A DAKOTA LETTER.

J. G. Bullene, a Winfield Pioneer, Discourses on Dakota.

D. A. Millington, Dear Sir: Your letter of recent date at hand. In reply will say, after three years experience, that Dakota has natural advantages second to none of the states and territories. Her climate is healthy, soil productive and cheap. Four years ago this county (Spink) was unsettled and land only worth $1.25 per acre. Now land is worth from five to ten dollars per acre. The “lay of the land” is level and the soil appears to be alike in fertility; a person can travel for miles without seeing any material change in it.

The crops raised here are all small grains: wheat, oats, rye, barley, and a little corn, though the latter is not a sure crop owing to early frosts. I have never seen a better crop than grew here last year. Some of the farmers have raised enough on their farms this year to pay the entire cost of land and all work done on it. With a fair crop and present price of wheat, 70 cents per bushel, this may be done every year. Flax is grown quite extensively and yields from eight to twelve bushels per acre.

The climate is fine and healthy; a few days in summer are hot, but this is soon passed and the fall is lovely. The winters are cold, but very pleasant. So far we have not had sufficient snow to make sleighing. We get our mails regularly from the east. We get on the train here at 11 a.m. and arrive at St. Paul at 4 next morning. There has not been a day but what the farmers have marketed wheat here this winter. I regret to see the large amount of cold and suffering that the people of Kansas are experiencing this winter. On the whole it seems to me that Dakota has a brilliant future before it. We are located in Spink County, 75 miles west of the Missouri river, in the James river valley. Our town, Ashton, has about 400 inhabitants. Schools and churches are well represented; a school building costing $5,000 with graded school, two church buildings costing $2,000 and $3,000, built by the Methodist and Congregational societies.

Jas. H. Bullene, Udall...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

P W Smith et ux to Jas H Bullene, lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, blk 22, Udall: $300.

J. H. Bullene, Winfield, interested in western Kansas, at Anthony...


Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.

Our friend, Mr. J. H. Bullene, of Winfield, who is largely interested in western Kansas, spent Tuesday in Anthony, attending to business. He is a sterling gentleman—one with whom it is a pleasure to be associated. Anthony Republican.

J. H. Bullene, Winfield, interested in D., M. & A., and Udall...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.

The effects of the D., M. & A. are already noticeable in Udall. Not since last spring have we seen so much animation among our businessmen. Last Saturday J. H. Bullene, of Winfield, who is always well posted and puts his money “where it will do the most good,” for J. H. B. bought six lots on Main street, and is negotiating for more. We give you this for a pointer. Udall Sentinel.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.

J. H. Bullene tells us the lumber business is getting brisk and that he anticipates a big trade this spring, and that lumber is advancing in price and will probably run three dollars higher on the thousand this year.

Geo. C. Bullene, Rock Island, Illinois, representing bridge company???...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.

J. B. Marsh, of Des Moines, Iowa; G. A. Eberbast, Clinton, Iowa; H. C. Campbell, Toledo, Ohio; H. E. Brawner, Chicago; D. H. Young, Topeka; J. P. Bartley, St Joe; A. H. McLouth, Leavenworth; A. Allen, Kansas City; J. K. Sawyer, Wichita; and Geo. C. Bullene, Rock Island, Illinois, are at the Brettun. They represent various bridge companies, and are here to bid for the erection of the Ninth avenue and Bliss & Wood bridges across the Walnut, which contract will be let at a special meeting of the city council tomorrow evening.

Geo. C. Bullene, nephew of James H. Bullene, bridge contractor...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.

George Bullene, nephew of our James H. Bullene, left Monday for the west, having spent four or five days here. He is from Rock Island, Illinois, and is an extensive bridge contractor.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.

Mrs. Mary E. Brown, the mother of G. S. Brown, the teamster at J. H. Bullene’s lumber yard, died at Latham and was buried Tuesday.

George C. Bullene, of Bullene Bridge Co., Leavenworth...

[WINFIELD CITY COUNCIL.]

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 15, 1886.


The city council met in adjourned session Monday, with Mayor Graham and Councilmen Crippen, Connor, Baden, Myers, Harter, Clerk Buckman and Attorney O’Hare present. Petitions for sidewalks fronting lots 10 and 11, block 130, Main street, and blocks 134, 154, 174, and 194 on Riverside Avenue were granted, and ordinances ordered. Bill of James Jordan, $25, rent fire dept. building, was allowed, and bill of W. A. Ritchie, city engineer, etc., $41.10, was referred. Willis A. Ritchie resigned the city engineership. This was made necessary by his commission as government architect and superintendent for the Wichita Government building. He couldn’t hold both positions. Col. H. Allen, of the K. C. Bridge Co.; George C. Bullene, of the Bullene Bridge Co., Leavenworth; H. C. Campbell, of the Toledo Bridge Co., and a representative of the Missouri Bridge & Iron Works were present with bids for the Ninth Avenue and Bliss & Wood Bridges as follows.

NINTH AVENUE.

K. C. Bridge Co., $8,450; Leavenworth Bridge Co., $8,525; Missouri Bridge & Iron Works, $9,400; Smith Bridge Co., Toledo, Ohio, $9,500.

BLISS & WOOD BRIDGE.

K. C. Bridge Co., $5,500; Leavenworth Bridge Co., $5,250; Toledo Bridge Co., $5,690.

The council went into secret session to consider the bids and after a late hour adjourned to finish up this morning.

The forenoon was put in with the bridge men, resulting in awarding the contract for both bridges to the Smith Bridge Company, of Toledo, Ohio, which company presented the only bids for steel bridges, with piers on bed rock. The others bid to erect wrought iron bridges, on piles. The Ninth Avenue bridge has a center span of 140 feet and two approaching spans of 60 feet each. It has an 18 feet wagon path and 2 foot path, one complete and the other ready for the planks whenever it is needed. The superstructure of this bridge costs $5,690, and the masonry $3,810, a total of $9,500 for the bridge complete. The Bliss & Wood bridge has two 100 feet spans, with bed-rock abutments. The superstructure costs $4,442 and the masonry $568. Charley Schmidt contracted with H. C. Campbell, agent of the Smith Bridge Co., this morning, for the entire mason work for both bridges. Messrs. H. H. Martin, J. M. Householder, and William Carter, Township Board of Vernon, met with the council in the awarding of the Ninth Avenue contract. The $11,000 in bonds voted by Winfield, and $4,000 by Vernon covers the contract with $500 left. The bridges are to be completed, ready for travel in August.