Leadership

NOTES FROM WINFIELD, KAS.

Issue 22 and Volume 23.

NOTES FROM WINFIELD, KAS. [Specially written for FIRE AND WATER] WINFIELD, KAS., May 21, 1898. The city of Winfield occupies a most prominent position among the trade centres of the State of Kansas, as it is the county seat of Cowley county, a border county of Kansas and Oklahoma. Its population is over 7,000 and its fire department is the finest volunteer department in the whole State. It is under the command of Chief S. E. Compton, who has filled that office for the last three years, and has caused it to be the pride of all his fellow citizens. The city contains a number of conspicuous buildings which are scattered over its area—a characteristic of Winfield, which has no exclusively fine nor poor quarters—no st’eets of palaces and streets of poor tenements, but shows an air of evenly diffused prosperity in every part of the city. The fire area…

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