E. C. SEWARD.
[Note: O. M. Seward, Winfield attorney, was a brother of E. C. Seward.]
Winfield Directory 1885. Seward E C, res 120 w 8th
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1874.
E. C. Seward was one of the teachers present at the Institute.
[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. E. C. Seward vs. Andrew Dehn.
Winfield Courier, January 20, 1876.
Seward has bought Graham out of the Lumber business.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1876.
E. C. Seward tells, in a big advertisement, where lumber can be bought cheap.
[DISTRICT COURT DOCKET.]
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. E. C. Seward vs. S. Tucker et al.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
The following are the delegates to the Republican county convention for Winfield Township. Delegates: J. D. Pryor, W. P. Hackney, J. S. Hunt, C. M. Wood, H. Brotherton, G. W. Robertson, Joel Mack, E. C. Seward, Geo. Youle, W. D. Roberts. Alternates: W. C. Robinson, R. H. Tucker, J. H. Curfman, B. B. Vandeventer, John Park, C. A. Seward, Geo. Bull, Frank Hutton, J. L. M. Hill, A. B. Lemmon.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876. Editorial Page.
The committee on credentials being called submitted the following report: Your committee on credentials find that the following named gentlemen were duly elected as delegates to this convention, and all are entitled to seats therein.
Winfield: J. D. Pryor, W. P. Hackney, C. M. Wood, G. W. Robertson, Joel Mack, E. C. Seward, Geo. Youle, H. Brotherton, W. D. Roberts, J. S. Hunt.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1877.
E. C. SEWARD furnishes the lumber for the Presbyterian church building.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.
E. C. Seward expects to sell 1,000,000,000 feet of lumber before the railroad is built to Winfield, and for all that he will receive his lumber by car next season.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1877.
Seward’s Lumber Yard has made large sales recently. He has the furnishing of the pine lumber for both churches now being constructed in Winfield. When you want lumber at low rates and of first quality, go to Seward’s yard.
[Lumber yard Office located one door North of J. B. Lynn & Co.’s store.]
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.
E. C. Seward has fitted up the old M. E. Church in excellent style, and it has become a fine and commodious residence.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1877.
E. C. Seward leaves for a two months’ visit to Ohio. He says he is not going to get married down there. We hope not, for such a good looking, enterprising gentleman is good enough for a Winfield lady.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
PROBATE JUDGE’S OFFICE. During the past week Judge Gans has allowed claim of E. C. Seward vs. Estate of Wm. Robinson, $22.57.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
CIVIL DOCKET. E. C. Seward v. S. H. Myton et al.
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
Ask E. C. Seward and Ed. Clisbee how they liked their April bath in the Walnut.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers. E. C. Seward to A. H. Green, ne. 29, 34, 4; 160 acres, $200.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
On Friday of last week invitations were issued by Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Holloway to their many friends requesting their company on Monday evening, Dec. 2nd, to assist in celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Accordingly at the appointed time about 25 couples of our bravest and best assembled at their residence on the corner of 11th Avenue and Wood Street, and proceeded to make merry. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements which enabled the guests to do justice to the ample refreshments provided by their kind hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Holloway, assisted by Miss W. Thomas, spared no pains to make the evening an enjoyable one. The party broke up at a late hour and all expressed themselves satisfied with their evenings entertainment. Some very pretty, elegant, and useful presents were received (although none were expected) of which the following is a partial list: Carved cigar holder, Geo. and Will Robinson; fancy table for flowers, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison; pair brackets, Mrs. Bruner and Mrs. Kate Holloway; brackets and match safe, Wilbur and Maggie Dever; card basket, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman; wooden sugar scoops, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson; moulding board and match safe, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall; wooden jewelry, Miss Minnie Bacon; spool box, J. F. Holloway; jumping jack, Justin Porter; tooth pick, O. M. Seward; child’s rocking chair, Mr. John Moffitt; large rocking chair, Messrs. Speed, Clisbee, Harris, Seward, Suss, Root, and Baldwin.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session [January 6, 1879]. Present: R. F. Burden, W. M. Sleeth, and G. L. Gale, commissioners, James McDermott, county attorney, and M. G. Troup, county clerk. Among other proceedings had, bills against the county were presented and passed upon by the board as follows. Juror’s fee: E. C. Seward.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1879.
MEETING OF COWLEY COUNTY ASSESSORS. At a meeting of the assessors of Cowley County, held at Winfield March 3rd, 1879, the basis of assessment was agreed upon for the year 1879. Chairman: E. C. Seward.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
Mr. E. C. Seward is building a large two-story frame building, 25 x 80, on Main street, opposite the Central Hotel. This will be the largest frame store-building in town.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
E. C. Seward has his new business house enclosed and about ready for the plasterers.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1879.
E. C. Seward, the assignee of the Suss stock, has begun selling the goods, and is offering some rare bargains in clothing, etc. This stock is the largest ever opened in Winfield, and is being sold at cost, without freight.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
E. C. Seward has removed to his new building just north of the old stand.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1879.
The following affidavits completely refute the charge in the Telegram in relation to Shenneman and confirm our former statements as to Harter.
A. T. SHENNEMAN’S AFFIDAVIT.
STATE OF KANSAS, )
Cowley county. ) ss.
A. T. Shenneman, after being first duly sworn, on oath says that he has read the affidavit of Amos Biddle, published in this morning’s Daily Telegram, and the facts in this matter are as follows.
Mr. Biddle came to me and wanted to rent my farm and buy a mule team I had in July, 1877. He proposed to pay a share of the crop as rent and buy my mules on one year’s time. I told him I would like to rent him the farm, but did not want to sell the team without the money as I needed it in my business. He then said if I would let him have the team, he would give me a mortgage on the team and crop to secure me, and would pay the same interest that I would have to pay to get the money.
With this understanding I came to Winfield and made arrangements to get what money I wanted for twenty percent of Mr. E. C. Seward. I told Biddle of my arrangement with Seward, and he said he would take the team and allow me that rate of interest. The papers were drawn up. I sold him mules, wagon, and harness, cover and bows, for $450.00, he giving me a note for $540.00, due in one year, and I borrowed money of Seward from time to time as I needed it, to supply the place of this money that I should have had when I sold my team.
When this note came due, Biddle had not threshed his wheat and wanted me to wait and said he would pay the interest. I, at that time, was paying J. C. McMullen 18 percent for money I had borrowed of him. I extended the time. Two or three months after the note came due, Biddle threshed his wheat, took his time to haul it to Wichita, paid me $110.00, and I gave him a receipt. About two months after this, he again threshed and again took his time to get the wheat to market, and when through paid me $150.00, and I gave him a receipt therefore. Some six weeks after this he threshed the balance and hauled it away as before, but failed to pay me any money. One of his neighbors, knowing I had a mortgage on every-thing, informed me that he thought Biddle was using the money instead of paying me. I saw Biddle; he said he had other debts to pay and had used the money, and wanted me to take the mules back, stating the time he would come in and we would fix the matter up. This I did not want to do, telling him that I had trusted him to haul the wheat away and pay me the money; that he knew I needed it, and he ought to pay it; that it was in the dead of winter, and no sale for the mules; that I could not realize on them, and must have money with which to meet debts contracted by me in anticipation of the payment of his note.
Finding that he could not pay me and that there was no chance to get the money from him, at his earnest solicitation I consented to take the mules and harness at his own figure: $280. He wanted to keep the wagon, it being worth $65 to $75. He brought the team in, his brother-in-law, Robert Kerr, accompanying him. I threw off a part of the interest, which left, as we settled, a balance due of $322 or thereabouts, I think.
I took the mules and harness at $280, and he agreed to pay me $25 thereafter; and I threw off the balance and the matter was satisfactory to him, and his said brother-in-law afterwards told me that Biddle said it was. The matter closed, and I gave him a receipt for $280. He took the wagon home, and five days after, paid me $25; and I gave him his note. I gave Biddle a receipt for every cent he ever paid me except that $25 paid when I gave him the note and he can produce them if he chooses. I kept the mules until the following April, and in my settlement with Millspaugh of our partnership, I allowed $20 for feeding them. I paid Benj. Cox, of Winfield, $2 to take them to Wichita. He placed them in the hands of J. F. Reese to be sold. He sold them for $270, kept $10 for his trouble and expense, and gave me a check on the Wichita Savings Bank for $260, and if anyone will take the trouble this can be shown by Reese’s check book. I sold the harness for $10, thus realizing but $248 on the mules and harness, for which I allowed him $280 in our settlement, to say nothing of the interest I paid for money during the time I had to hold the mules.
The note, when due, called for just $540. I got my money in installments, as above stated; and realized, all told, but $533, to say nothing of the interest paid by me for money during all these months that I was accommodating this man, and which amounted to certainly not less than $50.
Hearing that it was reported that I had wronged Biddle, I took Moses Teter and went to him and stated the facts in the case so far as our dealings were concerned; and he admitted to Moses Teter, in my presence, that they were true, and as I have here stated them, and that he had no cause of complaint against me except that I knew he was on the road and had procured another man to haul a load of coal from Wichita to Winfield, whereas I ought to have given it to him.
This is a full, accurate, and complete statement of all facts and circumstances connected with, or in any wise appertaining to each and every circumstance growing out of my trusting and befriending this man, Biddle. A. T. SHENNEMAN.
Subscribed in my presence, and sworn to before me this 23rd day of October, 1878.
HENRY E. ASP, Notary Public.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1880.
The remnant of the Suss stock was disposed of to Lynn & Loose. This lets E. C. Seward out of a job for the present.
Winfield Courier, April 15, 1880.
E. C. Seward has rented his building to a Mr. Rose, of Arkansas City, who will move his stock of hardware from that place to Winfield.
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.
In another column will be found the ad of Mr. D. S. Rose, dealer in hardware, etc. Mr. Rose is located in the Seward building on North Main street; has a neat, clean stock, and is a hardware man of long experience. He also owns and operates a hardware store at Douglass.
AD: D. S. ROSE, WINFIELD AND DOUGLASS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL HARDWARE.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
E. C. Seward was out training his horse Monday evening. He will likely try for the 6:30 prize at the next fair, and is determined not to be distanced.
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
E. C. Seward will run the business of W. H. Smith during his absence.
Cowley County Courant, February 9, 1882.
Some people in this city would like to know the whereabouts of John Witherspoon. We are informed that yesterday noon he procured a two-seated rig from Majors & Vance and informed Jim that he was going out in the country about seven miles and would be back in two hours, since which time he has been conspicuous by his absence, and several persons are interested in his welfare. It seems that he told a party to tell Vance not to be uneasy about his team as he would be back today at noon.
It is also discovered that he has mortgaged his billiard room outfit to the firm from whom he purchased his goods, sold a half-interest in the stock to E. Dunbar for a house and lot which he sold to E. C. Seward for cash. He took with him his family and it is supposed that he went north. E. Dunbar is perhaps out a house and lot and the loss will be severe for him. We hope Mr. Witherspoon will turn up all right, as there are several here on the anxious seat.
Jim Vance returned from his trip after his team and wagon last Saturday evening. He met the team about five miles this side of Douglass driven by a boy from Augusta, from which place John Witherspoon started it. Jim congratulates himself on the recovery of his horses and wagon, even if he didn’t get any pay for the use of it. Witherspoon told the boy that he was going to Wichita, and go around on the train.
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of John Hyden and E. C. Seward in behalf of Smith Bros., of the Chicago boot and shoe house. Messrs. Hyden and Seward, realizing from past and present experience, that this is the time that tries men’s soles, and that Mr. W. H. Smith is in the east buying his new stock, propose to make things lively down their way in all kinds of foot wear.
Cowley County Courant, March 23, 1882.
On Saturday last E. C. Seward, with characteristic recklessness, dodged all business responsibilities for the time being, and quietly wended his way to the babbling brook, there to fish and freeze and freeze and fish. He returned in the evening with a string—in his coat pocket—and one small catfish, which he carried through town in his boot leg.
Cowley County Courant, March 23, 1882.
RECAP: THE BOSS HAVING GONE TO NEW YORK AND BOSTON FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUYING THE LARGEST AND FINEST STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES EVER BROUGHT TO THIS MARKET, THE TWO SALESMEN, JOHN HYDEN & E. C. SEWARD, PLACED THE AD...FOR...SMITH BROTHERS, 3 DOORS NORTH OF THE POST OFFICE, WINFIELD, KANSAS. [JOHN HYDEN/E. C. SEWARD.]
Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
Speed, Seward, and Smith went out fishing the other afternoon with unusual good success. Speed caught a terrible cold, Seward caught a glimpse of his best girl as he passed her home, and Smith caught the toe of Frank Manny’s number eleven boot, for fooling around his premises. They returned home just after sundown with a long string of excuses, telling how busy they had been, and that they could not get time to go fishing on such a fine afternoon.
Cowley County Courant, May 25, 1882.
The social party at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson Thursday evening was one of the most enjoyable affairs within the history of Winfield. The Dr. and his estimable wife seem to thoroughly understand the art of entertaining their guests, and on this particular occasion, they were at their best, as it were.
The guests present were Miss L. Curry, Miss Andrews, Miss I. Bard, Miss I. McDonald, the Misses Wallis, Miss F. Beeney, Miss Jennie Haine, Miss A. Scothorn, Miss I. Meech, Miss Sadie French, Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Harry Bahntge, Eugene Wallis, W. H. Smith, W. A. Smith of Wichita, E. C. Seward, O. M. Seward, C. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Capt. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Speed, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, W. A. Walton, and Henry Goldsmith.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.
Fox Chase. John Keck offers a premium of five dollars for best hound in a fox chase to run at the fair ground the last day of the fair. Ben Cox offers $3.00 premium for the second best hound at the same chase. E. C. Seward offers $2.00 for third premium at same chase.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
MARRIED. We were very much astonished Tuesday morning to learn that E. C. Seward had abandoned the paths of bachelordom and taken to himself a wife in the person of Mrs. Libbie E. Gordon. They left on the morning train for the East, and will visit among friends for a time. The COURIER wishes them much happiness in their new relations.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Seward returned last week from their bridal tour through the east and are safely quartered at the Brettun for the present, but will go to housekeeping soon. The COURIER force respectfully bare their craniums in appreciation of as fine a lot of cigars as their ivory was ever permitted to press, and renew their congratulations and good wishes.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
Both E. C. Seward and O. M. Seward, brothers, signed the petition.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.
Mrs. Eby and daughter are visiting with Mrs. E. C. Seward. Mrs. Eby is a resident of Moulton, Iowa, and a sister of Mrs. Seward.
Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.
Messrs. Wilkinson & Co. from Fort Scott have opened a cigar factory in E. C. Seward’s building on Ninth Avenue. He has a large stock of fine tobaccos, a competent force of workmen, and will manufacture none but good cigars.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
Single roadster mare 4 years or over, E. C. Seward, Winfield, 1st premium; P. T. Walton, Burden, 2nd.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
Talisman: E. C. Seward.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
E. C. Seward has been farming on a small scale this year. He went out Monday, on the theory that “economy is wealth,” to cut his oats patch in the east part of town. His ponderous form swung the cradle around the patch two or three times when E. C., sweating and panting, laid his form under a handy peach tree, where shade was about the size of a man’s hat; but his condition was desperate. He finally recovered sufficiently to seek the quietude of his home, send a man out to perform the “economy” task, and is now laid up for repairs. The sight of E. C. endeavoring to imitate a “horny-handed son of toil” caused all passers-by to stop and gaze in wild-eyed astonishment.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
E. C. Seward is now one of the landlords at the Central. The business card of Axtell & Seward says: “Come and see the skeleton and the fat man.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
Frank L. Crampton and George Backastow [Bacastow] have purchased the interest of Axtell & Seward in the Central hotel and took charge Tuesday. Frank and his sister will have charge, George still remaining on the farm. Frank has been in the restaurant business in Winfield for years and has a golden reputation as a caterer. He is one of the brightest and most thoroughgoing young businessmen in the city, and though this is a big enterprise, he will make a splendid success of it. The Central will have no superior while under Frank’s management.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
M. L. Robinson has completely changed his personal appearance. Some days ago he mowed his head, so as to have the advantage in family broils. This not being sufficient, he now has his heavy beard cut off. The next move will be an eye glass and a case. He now resembles E. C. Seward or Bob Ingersoll so closely that they might be easily taken for brothers.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Now the Cyclones will be wiped up, sure! An institution with such a name would drive even New York to the wall. Encouraged by recent developments, a base ball nine was organized today, under the horrid title of “Exterminators,” to wipe up our Cyclones. It is composed as follows: M. N. Sinnott, Captain; Joseph O’Hare, Arthur Bangs, James McLain, A. B. Taylor, W. H. Dawson, Tom Eaton, Ray Oliver, E. S. Bedilion, and E. C. Seward. Dave Harter is substitute for fat man Seward when he is laid up in the shade for repairs. Their first game will come off at the fair grounds Saturday at six o’clock, when the Cyclones will be completely exterminated. The game opens at 6 and the losing nine will pay the back fare for its opponent. The Exterminators will start off easy like, with but five innings, but will soon clean out anything with a round of nine.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Chas. M. Leavitt, Our F. M., represented THE COURIER in the “Kansas Millers” excursion Tuesday. Some accuse us of a premeditated scheme to sink the boat. If it stands this test, we shall warmly advocate a still greater test—embracing Judge Bard, E. C. Seward, et al, with the whole “Fat Man’s Paradise.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
E. C. Seward and D. Rodocker talk of putting up two blocks on the corner of 7th Avenue and Main Street. Rodocker will erect a fine art gallery, eighty feet long, with all accessories for photography.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
E. C. Seward has bought the Harter drug store building and will move it to the lot where Stubblefield’s meat market now is.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
A romance was enacted on the Opera House stairs Friday night as the crowd was coming away from the show. As usual, the jam on the stairs was a little oppressive. A white girl was being crowded by a colored one, when she turned around and said, “You ‘coon’ there, quit crowding me.” The “coon” proceeded to slap the white Miss with a vengeance, and the alabaster darling let in on the colored girl. They had it hand over fist, in wool and out of wool, for a few seconds, creating a furor and a stampede, when E. C. Seward put his pretty frame between the belligerents and quelled the war. It was a terrible shock to E. C., but he is better this morning and his physicians hope to bring him through. The girls are fighters from long taw, and would draw a big crowd in the prize ring. The colored girl said, “I’m a ‘coon,’ am I?” as she played her finger nails in the vicinity of her antagonist’s phiz. She didn’t propose being called “coon,” and we admire her grit. Do it some more.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
The convention met at the Opera House in Winfield at 10 o’clock a.m. today according to the call, and was called to order by W. J. Wilson, chairman of the county committee.
WINFIELD 3RD AND 4TH WARDS.
Delegates: D. L. Kretsinger, G. H. Buckman, John C. Long, H. L. Wells, J. L. Horning, R. Farnsworth, A. McNeal, C. Stamp.
Alternates: Chas. Holmes, J. E. Snow, Capt. Whiting, L. Conrad, W. H. Shearer, Will Whitney, E. C. Seward, W. B. Pixley.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
Will Franklin and Winfield Crum, young men from Burden, have opened a billiard and lunch hall in Seward’s frame building on east 9th avenue.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The City Council met Thursday afternoon to open the various bids to furnish grounds for the city building. No conclusion was reached and an adjournment was had till after supper, when all the bids were rejected as being too high. There were nine bids in as follows:
Joseph Likowski, one lot on Millington Street between 8th and 9th, $1,800.
Episcopal Church Board, two lots, corner of Millington and 8th, $2,400.
Senator Hackney, two lots, corner of 9th and Fuller, opposite the Court House, $2,000.
J. A. Cooper, two lots, opposite M. E. Church, $4,500.
Dr. Fleming, 3 lots, all or parts, back Christian Church, $1,000 to $2,800.
Christian Church, $1,000 to $2,800.
E. C. Seward, two lots just west of Kirk’s mill, $2,400.
The council intended to advertise for more bids; but Senator Hackney was on hand, grabbed a chair, and in two minutes had written out a bid offering his two lots for $1,000. The council was inclined to continue consideration when W. A. Lee said, “Put it there and I’ll give you a check for $100!” This put the lots down to $900, and without parley the council said in one voice, “Accepted.” And everybody, barring a few fellows who would kick if their mother-in-law should want to die, is heartily satisfied with its location. The lots are cheap—dirt cheap—they were cheap at $2,000. They are centrally located, and plenty near the business portion of the city for the fire department. The extremely low price of these lots is another exhibition of Hackney’s indomitable enterprise. The City Fathers now have $9,100 to put into a city building—sufficient to erect an elegant and spacious building, a credit to the city in architecture and large enough to supply the demands when our city gets its twenty-five thousand inhabitants, in a few years. The council is determined, now that they have money enough, to make this building complete in every way. Architects Ritchie and Cook are now at work on pencil sketch plans, to submit to the council Monday evening, when a plan will be adopted and bids for the building’s construction advertised for immediately. The building will probably be fifty feet wide, eighty or a hundred feet deep, two stories. The east and south fronts will be of pitched ashler work, like the Farmers Bank building. On the first floor, in front, will be the fire department; next police court; next a dozen or more cells for a city prison. Upstairs will be a large council hall, big enough for all public meetings of a municipal character, with a full set of offices for the city government. A couple of rooms upstairs will also be arranged for firemen, that some of them can sleep there regularly. Altogether the building will be one an honor to the city—one to answer every purpose for years to come. It will not be built for the present only, but for the future growth that is inevitable.
RAMBLER’S RAMBLING RAMBLES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Now comes John Keck and E. C. Seward, the heavy weights of Winfield, and declare that they can throw professional sluggers over the moon in two seconds and one round. They have heavy backing and the Noble Greeks and Johnny Bull are getting nervous.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
E. C. Seward is spreading again. This time its an extension and remodeling of the residence next to Snow’s office, into a business building. It will be occupied by Moore & Cale, the 9th avenue butchers.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Not even the old Methodist Church of years ago, on east Ninth avenue, is exempt. It, too, must go into a business house. E. C. Seward is now building a front on to it and will completely spoil its old memory.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Franklin’s coal office, on Ninth Avenue, is being moved out and will be placed on the back of the lot. An office will be built over the scales. E. C. Seward will build on the lot.