The Boom Booming (Matlack, Fuller, McMullen et al)
a admisistra-tor, Cob-bison aeoi-dently in a a K. or a sciofu-lous of THE BOOM BOOMINC. Syndicates have been founded, farms bought, additions laid out, etc., and Winfield booms. We have no doubt that the D. M. & A. in the spring, together with other improvements, will carry the boom on to higher prices and farther reaching schemes yet. Real estate men have hardly had time to sleep and eat and they are all reaping a harvest. Foreign capitalists are coming and have beed inyesting heavily. Business men have been buying business blocks and yet little or no fuss has been made about it al). Such is Winfield. The boom has come to stay and it means that we will soon have the largest, nicest, liveliest and prettiest town in Southern Kansas, So mote it be. Following are a few of the sales made in property in Winfield this week: Sam Myton and Bryon Rodolf bought the old Allen property on South Main two weeks ago, for $2,050. The owner was a foreigner, and $25 was paid to hold the bargain until the deeds could be sent off, signed and returned. Tuesday, before the deeds had yet arrived, and on an actual cash investment of but $25, Myton and Rodolf sold the property for $4,500; $2,450 made as easily as picking it up in the road. Ed P. and Frank II. Greer bought on Tuesday, the Ilarter property, three lots at the South Main curve of the street railway, for $3,2(10. They sold it Wednesday to Hudson Bros for $4,000. Wm. M. Allison, sold his residence property on EastXinth avenue for $7,300, having paid for it some seven months since but $1,000 down on a $4,000 trade, thus virtually clearing $3,300 on $1,000. I. W. Randall has bought the Tompkins land, 75 acres, a mile and half south out Main street, for 9,000. It will be subdivided and sold out in one to ten acre tracts. Will and Hob Hudson bought the Rhiel Main street lot, next to Curns & Manser's office, for $5,500. This lot was bid in at partition sale two weeks ago by Col. Fuller and Mrs, Riehl for $4,000. W. A. Ritchie bought of E. P. Young, for $2,000 a two and one-half acre plat of ground with improvements, lying one block south of 12th avenue on Cherry street. Dr. Emerson and C. L. Ilarter have bought the J.B. Corson tract, 100 acres, a mile north of town, for $10,000. It will be platted and on the market soon. Tom J. Eaton bought of Dr. .Tenner, of Ohio, a half block in Grand View on East Ninth avenue, two blocks this side of Beach e's, for $2,400. A. H. Doane was offered $7,500 for his lot on the corner of Millington and Ninth. He was also oll'ered $7,000.for his two lots on Nortn Main. J. C. Fuller and B. W. Matlack bought a block of the Highland Park Town Company, about the last block the Company has ieft, for $4,000. J. C. Fuller, B. W. Matlack and F. F. Leland sold a block in Highland Park for $5,200. It was bought last Friday for $4,000. W.J. Hodges and Fred C. Hunt bought of Rachael Randall lot 8, block 107, Main Street, Rinker's grocery stand, for $0,500. Hudson Brothers purchased ofS. II. Sparks, of Pleasant Valley township, his three lots on Ninth avenue, for $12,000. Mrs. W. P. Hackney bought an undivided half interest in eight lots on North Main, beyond the S. K., for $2,500. Col, McMullen sold his residence property, on West Ninth aveune,for $40, 000, to Mr Power, of Chicago. II. G. Fuller bought two tracts of the Highland Park Town Company. One for $3,306 and one for $1,300. S. G. Gary and Billy Hands bought, the two W. B. Caton lots, next to their livery barn, for $10,000. Dr. Emerson bought three lots on South Main street of Henry Goldsmith for $2,000. The Pop building on South Main, was sold for $0,500, to J. C. and II. G. Fuller. Hudson Bi others, lot on corner of Main str eet andRiyerside avenue, $4,000. Mrs. Fannie Halyard purchased halfof block 39, Highland Park, for $1,300. A. II. Donne sold his two lots and livery barn on south Main, for $8,000. Henry Goldsmith sold a lot on south Main, below the rink, for $2,000. J. M. Warner bought a half block in Highland Park for $1,300.