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Hahn Family

                                                              Amos Hahn.

Amos Hahn is written about in the 1901 Biographic sketches of Cowley County. He came August 17, 1871.
[AUGUST 1871]                     PAGE 163.
AMOS HAHN was the owner of 480 acres of highly cultivated land in Ninnescah Town-ship, Cowley County, Kansas, and his home was situated on the northeast quarter of section 21. He was an enterprising farmer and a self-made man, having earned his livelihood ever since he was ten years of age. He was born in Warren County, New Jersey, July 12, 1837, and was a son of Henry and Sarah (West) Hahn, who were natives of Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
After farming all his life, Henry Hahn died in 1880. His first wife, Amos Hahn’s mother, died in 1842. She bore her husband six children: Stacy, who lived at Flemington, New Jersey; Julia, who lived in Hunterdon County, New Jersey; Amos; Elizabeth and Mary, deceased; and Harriet. By his second marriage Henry Hahn had, also, six children.
Amos Hahn, with his sisters and brothers, attended the public schools, although their opportunities were limited; at the early age of ten years, Amos began to work out. Thus he continued for two years, and the next three years he lived on his father’s farm. He then went out working for different employers until the age of twenty-two years, when, in 1870, he went to Jersey County, Illinois, where he farmed until 1871, when he settled in Cowley County, Kansas. On August 17 of that year, he took up the northeast quarter of section 21, Ninnescah Township, and improved it until 1872, when he returned to Jersey County, Illinois. There he engaged in farming for five years, after which he again came to Kansas, where he thereafter resided. In 1886, he bought the southwest quarter of section 15, known as the Downing place, and in October 1900 he added 80 acres of section 22, known as the Bennett place. He also owned the southeast quarter of section 16. He made extensive improvements on his farm; besides raising cattle and hogs to a considerable extent, he was a large grain producer.
Mr. Hahn was married August 8, 1878, to Barbara Schoene, of Lee County, Iowa, a daughter of Martin and Catherine Schoene, natives of Germany, who came to this country in 1837, and located in Pennsylvania, where the father followed farming. He died in 1880, and his widow in 1886. They had 11 children, of whom the following were still living in 1901:  Kate; Philip; Elizabeth; Sophia; Martin; Charles; and Barbara.
Four children blessed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hahn.
They were Charles Henry, George M., Spencer C., and Stacy E.
Mrs. Hahn was a member of the Methodist church. In politics Mr. Hahn was independent.




                                                   LOOKING FOR HAHN.
Kansas 1875 Census Richland Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age       sex color          Place/birth        Where from
Frederick Hahn            64  m     w            Germany                    Illinois
Emanuel Hahn        19  m     w            Pennsylvania               Illinois
Richland Township, 1872.
Hahn, F., age 60. Spouse: K. Hahn, age 50.
Richland Township, 1874.
Hahn, Fredrick, age 63. Spouse: Hahn, Catharine.
It appears that the following lived with them: Hannah, Amanda, age 45.
Spring Creek Township, 1882.
Hahn, D. G., age 37. Spouse: Hahn, S. A.
City of Winfield, 1880.
Hahn, M., age 33. No spouse listed.

                                              NEWSPAPER IN WINFIELD.
Jennie Hahn mentioned...
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
                                                          Winfield Socially.
The coming winter bids fair to be the most pleasant, socially, that Winfieldians have ever experienced. Many changes have taken place in the circle of young folks since the good old frontier days. New and attractive young ladies and gentlemen have settled amongst us, giving to Winfield an air of city life and gaiety when they meet “in convention assembled.” The recent Thanksgiving ball was followed so closely by Miss Kate Millington’s “dancing party,” and both so largely attended, that the indications are that those “who look for pleasure can hope to find it here” this winter. The last mentioned party, to use a stereotyped expression, was a “brilliant success.” Probably of all the gay and charming gatherings that have “tripped the fantastic,” etc., in our city, this was the most pleasant. The music was excellent, the refreshments good, and the polite and attentive demeanor of the fair hostess most agreeable.
The following persons were fortunate enough to be present at this party: Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita; W. W. Walton, of Topeka; Herman Kiper, of Atchison; Fred C. Hunt, W. C. Walker, Bert Crapster, Ed. P. Greer, Charley Harter, J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Miss Ina Daniels, S. Suss, Josephine E. Mansfield, G. E. Walker, Mary McGaughy, M. B. Wallis, Fannie Wallis, Wilbur Dever, Maggie J. Dever, W. C. Root, Jennie Hahn, W. Gillelen, Mattie Coldwell, J. N. Harter, Carrie Olds, T. C. Copeland, Katie McGaughy, O. M. Seward, Nora Coldwell, Dr. Strong, Amie Bartlett.
Of course, they one and all enjoyed themselves; wished the occasion might be often repeated, and voted (in their minds at least) Miss Kate to be the most “social campaign organizer” in the city.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.

Messrs. Randall & Johnson are putting in the shelving for Hahn & Co.’s dry goods and clothing house, in Manning’s block, and are making a first-class job of it. The shelving for dry goods extends the full length of the building on the south side, and clothing and gent’s furnishing goods will occupy the north side. It will take an immense amount of goods to fill the building.
Winfield Courier, November 27, 1879.
Harry Bahntge is helping M. Hahn & Co. wait on the crowds of customers that throng their counters. They are doing an immense business.
Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.
Will. Hyden has taken a position with Hahn & Co., merchants of Winfield. Mr. Hyden is a good salesman and a popular gentle­man, whose services are always valuable. Beacon.
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
            The “Bee Hive” - DRY GOODS & CLOTHING HOUSE. M. HAHN & CO.
                                                       MANNING BLOCK.
[M. HAHN & CO.]
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1880.
The success of this firm has been something wonderful. Less than seven months ago, they opened out in the Manning Block, and through the agency of printer’s ink began to do a business that eclipsed anything before known in the mercantile business of this town. Their customers now number a large majority of the best people in the county. Mr. Burgauer, of the firm, returned from New York Saturday evening, where he has been purchasing goods for the spring trade.
Winfield Courier, April 1, 1880.
M. Hahn & Co. have put up a handsome gilt sign, surmounted by a beehive, over the entrance to their store. It is the work of Painter Herrington, and is one of his best.
Winfield Courier, April 1, 1880.
                                             A STARTLING OCCURRENCE.
                          Mr. George Miller, one of our Prominent Citizens, Implicated.
Just as we go to press we learn of an occurrence which will cast a shadow of gloom over the entire community. It seems that of late many crimes have been committed in the northern part of the state, the perpetrators of which are still at large. Late this (Wednesday) morning Marshal Stevens went to the place of business of Mr. Geo. Miller and asked him to go with him to identify a man who had worked for him several years ago, and who was supposed to be one of the parties wanted up north.
After looking around among the stores for some time, Marshal Stevens pointed out a man with his back toward them and said that “he thought this was his man,” requesting Mr. Miller to go around and come in on the other side of him so as to get a sight of his face, at the same time admonishing him to be careful and not let the criminal see that he was being observed.
Mr. Miller, in order to reach the other side, went down the alley back of the Opera House, coming into the street through the gap between S. H. Myton’s buildings, and quietly picked his way along until he reached a pile of prints in front of M. Hahn & Co’s., and with the utmost caution slowly raised his head above the barrier to see if he recognized the man.

This proved to be a movement that will be regretted by Mr. Miller for many days to come, for the suspected person seemed to be expecting an attack from that quarter, and was looking square­ly at the pile of prints. As Miller’s head appeared above them, their eyes met, a sign of recognition seemed to pass between them, when, with a blood curdling shriek, Miller sprang from behind the prints, darted past the intended victim, and was, in all probability, saved from an untimely end by the interfer­ence of the bystanders.
He had discovered at the last moment that he was about to be implicated in the arrest and perhaps the conviction and imprison­ment of—Baird’s wooden dummy.
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.
During our stay in Winfield on the 17th inst., we made it a pleasant duty to call on Mr. M. Hahn and G. W. Rogers, former residents of Newton; now residing and doing business in that city, and are pleased to say that they are both doing well. Mr. Hahn is a brother of Mr. Hahn, of the firm of N. Barnum & Co., of this city, and is engaged in the same kind of business under Manning’s Hall, selling his goods at bed rock prices, and doing a land office business. Mr. Rogers is running a first-class restaurant and bakery, is as happy as happy can be, and if business doesn’t fail, he is making a ten strike. Mr. Rogers was all gladness in receiving his old Newton acquaintances, and on their entrance to his place of business, always left the door wide open. Newton Rep.
Winfield Courier, May 13, 1880.
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
Miss Hahn, of Newton is in our city, the guest of her brother.
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1880.
Winfield is to have another first-class dry goods store. Wood, Jettinger & Co. have rented the building now occupied by Lynn & Loose, and will put in a twenty-five thousand dollar stock of dry goods as soon as they get possession, which will be about Oct. 1. They have secured the services of Mr. Will Hyden; former­ly with M. Hahn & Co., as head clerk. Will is a popular sales­man, and his acquaintance with the people will make his services doubly valuable. Messrs. Wood, Jettinger & Co. are making large investments in Winfield and are valuable citizens.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1880.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, was the Jewish Day of Atonement, and was commemorated by fasting and religious services by the Hebrew people all over the country. In Winfield Messrs. M. Hahn & Co., I. Levy, and Eli Youngheim closed their stores and suspended all business operations during that day.
Winfield Courier, September 30, 1880.
The only place in town where you can buy twelve yards of good heavy gingham, for one dollar, is at M. Hahn & Co’s. Sign of the Bee-Hive.
Winfield Courier, September 30, 1880.

Just one year ago M. Hahn & Co. opened up the Bee Hive store in Manning’s block, and through energy, fair dealing, and lower prices than any other store, have already established for them­selves a larger trade than any house in Southern Kansas. It’s a treat to see their crowded store and more goods coming in daily.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
The business being done by M. Hahn & Co. is simply immense.

Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
Mr. Burgauer of M. Hahn & Co., is in the East purchasing spring goods for the “Bee Hive.”
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
                                                      Prohibition in Kansas.
                                How It Has Killed Winfield and Cowley County!
      Statements of Businessmen of Winfield and Leading Citizens of Cowley County,
                                          Kansas, in Relation to the Situation.
Below are statements of businessmen and leading citizens of this city and county.
                                                         M. HAHN & CO.,
Dealers in dry goods, carpets, clothing, and gents furnishing goods. Our trade is about the same it was a year ago. We had reason to expect it would be much less on account of the short crops. We do not know how to account for the continued good trade. Cannot tell what effect the prohibition law has upon it.
Winfield Courier, May 12, 1881.
From the “Commonwealth” of Tuesday we heard of the marriage of Miss Bertha [?] Hahn, sister of M. Hahn, of this city, to Mr. Simon Bernheimer [?]. The bride and groom were the recipients of a long list of wedding gifts, among which we note “$1,000 in cash and set of silver table and tea spoons, M. Hahn, Winfield,” and “silver butter dish, A. Burgauer, Winfield.” A large number of friends witnessed the ceremony.
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.
Rev. J. E. Platter was chosen chairman and made one of his neat and impressive speeches followed by Messrs. Hackney, Troup, Beach, and others.
A committee of ten gentlemen was appointed by the chair to canvass for subscriptions, consisting of Messrs. C. C. Black, J. S. Hunt, J. B. Lynn, M. G. Troup, D. A. Millington, D. L. Kretsinger, J. P. Short, R. E. Wallis, W. H. Smith, and H. D. Gans.
                                              Donated by M. Hahn & Co. $5.00
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
Some unprincipled fellow has defaced M. Hahn & Co.’s sign, the one near the west bridge. Several letters have been scratched from the board with a knife. A man or a boy who will do this, will steal sheep.
Winfield Courier, August 18, 1881.
Mr. Neely Nelson lost his pocket book some days ago and came in to advertise it. In about ten minutes, he returned with his property. It had been found by M. Hahn & Co., who notified him by postal to call and get it.
Joseph Hahn of Vernon township mentioned...

Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.
The present outlook for Cowley’s farmers is certainly a bright one. We have a fair crop of wheat and will have an excellent crop of corn. Although the crop is not so large as that of 1876 and 1877, still the present prices compared with those paid for produce at that time are more than double for wheat and four times as much for corn with a probability of its being still higher. Thus the present crop, although a light one, is worth more than double that of any heretofore.
Another indication of our present prosperity is received from the banks. Mr. Fuller, cashier of the Winfield Bank, informs us that payments on notes and securities are more prompt than ever before in the history of the county, and that farmers come in promptly and take up their paper at maturity.
Mr. Isaac Beach, of Beaver township, has cashed his wheat crop of this year for $1,000. Mr. Joseph Hahn, of Vernon town­ship, has 100 acres of corn, which neighbors say will yield 50 bushels per acre. At the present prices he will realize $2,500 for the crop, and he may get $1 per bushel, or $5,000 for this year’s labor.
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
                            Cowley County, Kansas, November A. D. 1881 Term.
                                           CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                             Henry Hahn vs. William Pennington.
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
M. Hahn & Co., the great Bee Hive merchants, are up to their ears in work this season. Such a stock of goods as they display has never before been shown in Winfield. The counters are piled up with them: the shelves are loaded down and every inch of available space is occupied. No more gentlemanly or obliging merchants are to be found anywhere.
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
Mr. M. Greenebaum, of Philadelphia, uncle of M. Hahn, is visiting here. He spent several weeks in Cowley last year and was so well pleased with the country that he decided to come again.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
We have just received fifty pieces of good Canton flannel and offer it at twelve yards for the dollar. M. Hahn & Co., Bee Hive.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
The clerks have worked such a transformation in the appearance of the Bee Hive store that old customers who call in think they have got the wrong place. The goods have been rearranged, the wood-work treated to a new coat of paint, and the general appearance of it much improved. M. Hahn & Co., won’t have anything but the best.
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.

Curns & Manser have sold the W. M. Boyer property, in block 147, to M. Hahn, for $1,250. This sale was made in a very short time by a special advertisement in THE COURANT.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
M. Hahn has purchased the W. M. Boyer residence for $1,200, through Ness S. Curns & Manser. Will Mr. Hahn please relieve the apprehension under which his friends will labor with an announcement.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
Mr. A. J. Burgauer left for Philadelphia last week. During his absence he will purchase a large stock of goods for the Bee Hive and—well, it might not be right to say anything about it, but he and Mr. Hahn are perpetrating a fraud on the public. Hahn bought a nice dwelling-house the other day, and when we said that such a purchase indicated matrimonial intentions, he blushed and looked guilty. We now honestly believe that he blushed for his partner, Estus, and that Burgauer was the real culprit. If it proves so, we will be found at the business end of the biggest tin horn when he returns.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
                                                M. HAHN & CO., BEE HIVE.
                                                     MANNING’S BLOCK.
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.
                                                         The Catholic Fair.

“A little fun now and then is relished by the best of men.” The Catholic Fair, which closed Friday evening, Feb. 10, was the source of much amusement to the people of Win-field. Everything in the way of pleasure was there, and the citizens did not fail to patronize the good work. The businessmen when called upon for contributions responded liberally, as did the ladies, in donating the various articles for a supper and refreshment tables. The fancy articles which were donated were duly appreciated, and served to decorate the booths nicely. We do not pretend to name the several articles; however, we will give a few. The china set of one hundred and fifty seven pieces, which was won by Mr. J. B. Lynn, who afterwards presented it to Father Kelly, occupied a prominent position on one of the tables. A handsome family Bible, a fine gold necklace and bracelets, donated by Mr. P. Lavery; a wax cross, a silver castor, donated by Mr. Schroeter; a silver butter dish and knife, the gift of Hudson Bros.; an artificial flower pot, given by F. Manny; a large wax doll, a silver pickle castor, and two silver goblets, donated by Mr. and Mrs. C. Buckley; a Kalo-meda set, given by Johnson & Hill; a pair of vases, by Harter Bros.; lace curtains, by Mr. Hahn; a box of fancy note-paper, by Mr. P. Buckley; a handsome album, by Mrs. Charlie Allen, of Wichita; a pair of vases, by H. Goldsmith; a pair of gentleman’s slippers, by Smith Bros.; pin cushions, tidies, toilet sets, mats, pillow shams and numerous other articles, which decorated the fancy tables over which Mrs. J. C. Fuller and Mrs. Pierce presided. The refreshment stand was taken charge of by the Misses Healey, McGonigle, and Kelly. The supper table was superintended by Mrs. Dockery and Mrs. Lanbener. Miss Kate Healey was postmaster and distributed many letters and valentines to the young folks. Mrs. Charlie Allen, from Wichita, took care of the oyster table. Our friend, Capt. H. H. Siverd, was the winner of the hanging lamp and pickle castor; he deserved them for his energy in trying to make the fair a success. Dr. C. C. Green won the horse. The ball, though last, was not least. It was conducted with so much propriety that many church members were tempted to “tip the light fantastic toe.” Capt. C. Steuven was floor manager. There were many visitors here during the fair. Mrs. E. Woolheater, Mr. Buck, from Newton, Miss D. McDoigle, from Leavenworth, and Mrs. Charlie Allen, from Wichita, being noticed. Nearly all the young folks of Winfield were out. The young men were very gallant and generous in taking chances on all articles to be disposed of in that way. Capt. W. Whiting, Dave Harter, Ad Powers, Willie Smith, C. Hodges, J. Hyden, Fred Whiting, Ed and H. Cole, C. C. Harris, J. O’Hare, H. Seward, and A. D. Speed were among the many who assisted in making the fair a success, both socially and financially, and we feel sure the Catholics will feel grateful for the kindness of all those who contributed toward the good work.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
M. Hahn & Co., were opening up a large invoice of new goods Tuesday.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
AD. LARGE! LARGER! LARGEST! THE SPRING STOCK OF M. HAHN & CO., has been received, and is beyond doubt the most carefully selected stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, and Notions ever brought to this city. We will enumerate a few Items.
In DRESS GOODS We have full line of Plain and Brocade Worsted, Plaid, Zephyr, and Shaded Shatz Suitings, Jamestown Alpacas, Mohair and Armure Cloths, a complete line of Black and Colored Cashmeres, Plaids, Trineel Stripes, Watered Silk, Plain and Surrah Satins, etc.
LADIES’ NECKWEAR. Some two hundred different styles of Lace, Silk, and Satin Colarettes, Fichus and Ties.
LADIES’ AND CHILDREN’S HOSE. An endless line of styles, colors, and qualities, including White and Colored Infant’s Hose.
LADIES’ SPRING WRAPS! Silk and Cashmere Dolmans, Ulsters, Walking Coats, Jackets and Circulars.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS! A large variety of White and Colored Table Linens, Towels, Toweling, Napkins, and Spreads of every description. Turkey Red Table Linen at 50 cents per yard and upward.
CARPETS! CARPETS! A very large stock of Rag, Hemp, Two and Three-Ply Ingrains and Brussels, also Straw and Hemp Matting and Stair Carpet.
We carry the largest stock of Clothing in Southern Kansas, and make a specialty of Children’s Suits, running from two dollars a suit up to the finest of fabrics. Our stock of Men’s and Boys’ Hats is endless in variety, and prices lower than ever. We are offering a fair Wool Hat at 40 cents. We have a splendid assortment of White and Colored Shirts, Underwear of every description, Gloves, Neckwear, and Handkerchiefs. A complete line of Trunks and Satchels always on hand.

Ladies’, Misses’ and Children’s Shoes of Every Description.
You will oblige us by calling in and looking through our immense stock and low prices.
                  Respectfully, M. HAHN & CO., MANNING’S BLOCK. BEE HIVE.
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
We have at last succeeded in procuring an additional fifty foot store, fronting on Ninth Avenue and connecting with our Main store by an archway, which gives us a 150 foot store room, the largest in Southern Kansas. We will keep our new room especially for carpets, matting, window shades, curtain fixtures, and fringes. If the ladies will favor us with a call, we will show them as pretty a line of the above goods as they would find in any western city.
                                                          M. HAHN & CO.
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
Our new carpets are on the first floor, and the best light room in the city. Entrance on Main street or Ninth avenue. M. HAHN & CO.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
We have succeeded in securing an additional fifty foot room connecting with our main store by an archway giving us 160 feet of store room, the largest in Southern Kansas. We will use the new addition especially for Carpets, Matting, Oil Cloths, Window shades, fixtures, and fringes. Anyone in need of the above goods will favor us with a call. We will show them a very handsome line of the above goods at bottom prices. M. HAHN & CO.
                                                               BEE HIVE.
Not the “Bee Hive” Hahn...
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
When we read such items as the following from the Howard Journal, we are almost glad we don’t live there anymore.
“We expected to have had in this issue a notice of the marriage of M. H. Hahn, but it seems that it is not to be. Mr. Hahn was engaged to one of our young ladies, and came down from Emporia to make final arrangements for the wedding. In accor­dance with this plan, the time for the ceremony was set for ten o’clock yesterday morning, and the young lady, by hard work and the assistance of a few friends, got her trousseau in readiness; but on Wednesday, Mr. Hahn and a former sweetheart took the train north, leaving the young lady to whom he was to have been married in entire ignorance of his intended desertion. Whether he and the girl who went with him will get married on their arrival at Emporia is more than we know; but we do know that the desertion of his affianced bride is shameful, and he should be punished.”
The Hahn referred to in this notice was once a resident of Cowley County, and lived somewhere on the sloping banks of Timber creek.
Cowley County Courant, May 4, 1882.
Twenty yards of calico for one dollar, at M. Hahn & Company’s Bee Hive.
Cowley County Courant, May 4, 1882.
The new entrance to our store is filled with rag, hemp, ingrain and brussels carpet, oil cloth and window shades. Entrance on Main street or Ninth Avenue. M. Hahn & Company’s Bee Hive.
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.

Hahn & Co.’s sign board near the Dutch creek bridge has been mashed up, but then they keep other signs in the papers, which if they are torn up one day, they appear fresh and bright the next.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
EDS. COURIER. Upon visiting our neighbor Hiram Hopkins, we found him with one leg broken twice, the other broken once, and one of his arms twice. The accident occurred in a grist mill, about ten miles north of Winfield and the Walnut River. His coat tail was caught by a shaft. Seeing the condition he was in, we felt it a duty as well as a pleasure to contribute to his wants. So we started with two papers. L. A. Millspaugh canvassed the south half of Vernon Township and H. H. Hawkins the north half. We give the names with the amount opposite.
                                     NORTH HALF OF VERNON TOWNSHIP.
                                                             H. Hahn: $.45
Excerpts...Silas Hahn mentioned...
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
                                                           A Trip to Oxford.
On Wednesday afternoon of last week about thirty ladies and gentlemen from the Good Templar’s Lodge of Winfield forsook the din and bustle of Cowley’s capital for a drive over the rolling prairie stretching from here to Oxford to enjoy the exhilarating atmosphere and balmy breezes of the country. The main object in view, however, was a strawberry and ice cream social which the Good Templars of Oxford had prepared, and to which the Winfield folks were specially invited.
We passed some of the most fertile farms in the county, and from the substantial buildings, large wheat and corn fields, splendid orchards, tasty yards, etc., it can be plainly seen that they are owned by men of industry, experience, and means. The residences of A. J. Werden, W. H. Martin, John Dunn, Silas Hahn, Ike Wood, and J. F. Paul are very attractive, and being near the road, a good view is obtained of their comfortable homes and surroundings. As we approached the Arkansas bottom, we noticed with interest the beautiful farm of Jacob Nixon, our very efficient Register of Deeds. This is one of the richest farms on the way, and the neat house, situated on a slight raise about fifty yards from the road, surrounded by shrubbery and trees of numerous varieties, gives the place an air of thrift and comfort.
Mr. Frank Miller, who clerked for M. Hahn & Co., last winter, is in the livery business there, and from the way he cared for our hungry steeds showed his appreciation of our visit.
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
Mr. P. Hahn, of Newton, came down last week, and is spending several days visiting his brother, M. Hahn, of this city.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
Bargains in ladies’ and children’s hosiery. M. Hahn & Co., Bee Hive.
Twelve yards of good gingham for one dollar at M. Hahn & Co. Bee Hive.

Twenty yards of calico for one dollar, M. Hahn & Co., Bee Hive.
Bargains in ducking and Denims on our remnant counter. H. Hahn & Co. Bee Hive.
Straw hats of every description for men, boys, and girls. M. Hahn & Co. Bee Hive.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
Our new carpet room fronting on 9th Avenue is filled with rag, hemp, ingrained and Brussels carpets, oil cloth, and window shades. M. Hahn & Co. Bee Hive.
Cowley County Courant, June 29, 1882.
H. Hahn has about completed his residence on Millington street, and he now has one of the most beautiful homes in the city. Dame Rumor (the very old jade) has it that his handsome young partner will occupy it with his bride on the third of July. We hope in this instance the old lady tells the truth.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1882.
Some second-hand specimen of humanity cut a pair of pants all to pieces for M. Hahn & Co., Monday evening. They were out on a dummy in front of the store. The man who did it must be a contemptible, insignificant cuss.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.
Mr. W. R. Suitor, of Newton, has accepted a position as salesman with M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1882.
M. Hahn will not return from New York till about the 15th of September. He will keep buying for the “Bee Hive” during the time and will have car loads of goods on before long.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Ladies will please take notice that we are now agents for Butterick’s Patterns. Fall fashions will be opened at our store in a few weeks. M. HAHN & CO., Agents, Butterick’s Patterns.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.
AD. M. HAHN & CO., are receiving a very large stock of Fall and Winter Goods, and are too busy unpacking to get up an advertisement, but will tell the people next week what they have got and how they will sell it. Look out for their new advertisement!
                                                         BEE HIVE STORE.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
Silk Plush in all shades at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
That Hunter’s Green cassimere at M. Hahn & Co.’s is a beauty.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
A full line of lined Lafayette silk gloves of a new design at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
Sarah Bernhardt gloves in undressed kids and castor at M. Hahn & Co.’s Bee Hive.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1882.
Braids in all colors, and a full line of ornaments of the newest designs at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.

M. Hahn & Co., have a big store, do a big business, and believe in big advertising, as this week’s COURIER will testify. They are businessmen who recognize clear business principles. AD. BEE HIVE! BEE HIVE! M. HAHN & CO., Beg leave to inform the people of Cowley County that they are now prepared with an immense stock and ready to supply everyone with their wants in
                          DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, CARPETS, BOOTS SHOES,
And everything else belonging to a first-class Dry Goods and Clothing House. The secret of our success in business since we started in Winfield is due to the following reasons: We buy in connection with four other large establishments, which enables us to buy direct of manufacturers and save the middle man’s profit, which we give to our customers.
                                            WE BUY STRICTLY FOR CASH,
which gives us another great advantage. We try to buy such goods only as we know will give perfect satisfaction, therefore never lose a customer, but make new ones almost daily.
We carry a COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF EVERYTHING IN OUR LINE, thereby save people running all over town trying to find some article which they can find by coming direct to our store. We spend much time and great care in the selection of our goods, therefore never have a shelf-worn article, BUT RECEIVE NEW GOODS WEEKLY.
We only advertise what we are doing and will always do what we advertise. We never refuse to exchange or take back any article that is not satisfactory if returned in good condition. We are strong believers in the maxim that a
We could continue and fill the COURIER with more reasons, but consider the above sufficient to secure us a continuation of your confidence and an increase in patronage. We have taken additional help so we can attend to everyone without any delay.
                             We Have Secured the Agency for Butterwick’s patterns,
the best in the world, and will send a catalogue free of charge to anyone on application. Come in and see us; we will be glad to show you through and will positively save you money in buying of us. Respectfully, M. HAHN & CO., BEE HIVE STORE.
                                             Manning’s Block, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1882.
M. Hahn & Co., have one of the best stocks of clothing, carpets, hats, Dry Goods, etc., in the West and their rooms are central and convenient. They have gentlemanly and obliging salesmen who please their customers, and they are doing a very heavy business.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
M. Hahn & Co., are offering sixteen yards of gingham for one dollar.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
The postal service of the country is self sustaining for the first time in thirty years. This has been brought about by wise legislation and wise economy. Postage on letters and newspapers should now be reduced, or rather, on the latter it should be abolished altogether. Republican members of congress can score a big point by attending to this. K. C. Journal.

Yes, the abolition of postage on newspapers altogether would be a fine ticket for a Republican congress to go before the people with. As it is, the letter writers pay many millions of dollars annually in postage on their letters to support the department in carrying newspapers at one-tenth of the actual cost of carrying them to the department. Letters pay an average postage of more than one dollar per pound. Newspapers are carried, say, one half of them at two cents per pound and the other half free, making an average of about one cent per pound. The actual cost to the department for carrying newspapers is much greater than for carrying letters, yet the revenue from letters is perhaps one hundred times as much as for carrying newspapers. The only claim which is put forth for free newspaper carriage is that newspapers are educators and government should carry them free, to promote education and intelligence among the people. If true, is that any reason that the letter writers should be compelled to educate the people at their sole expense? Is not letter writing a means of education too? On the same plea, why should not the government carry all letters free? Why should this means of education be taxed five or ten times its cost to the government to pay for carrying the other means of education free?
But this is not the real reason why there is a clamor for free transportation of newspapers. The clamor originates with great monopolies in the east and is intended to secure a still greater monopoly. The great metropolitan journals have all the advantage as it is, over the journals of the smaller cities and towns throughout the country, in the fact that the government carries their paper in the mails at the rate of two cents a pound for any distance because it is printed before shipment from the headquarters of supplies to the publishers in the other towns throughout the Union for less than sixteen cents a pound and then it is limited to four pound packages while the monopolists can ship their wares by the ton. Thus these great monopolies can compete with the lesser journals of the country with an advantage of fourteen cents a pound, given them by the government, and the government collects this vast bonus to the monopolists from the letter writers.
But the monopolies would say: The country journals need not ship by mail, for they can buy their paper nearer home and ship by railroad when their freight need not cost them more than two cents per pound. We answer that wherever we buy, the cost will not be less laid down at our door than if we should buy in New York, and to most of the country the lowest freights from New York on printing paper is much over two cents a pound; but, if it were not, it affords no excuse for asking the government to carry for monopolists free. Again they tell us that the newspapers published in small towns now circulate through the mails free in their own counties. True, and so do the great metropolitan journals, and these latter get many times more benefit from their free county circulation than the former.
Some of these great monopolies are supposed to make half a million or more of dollars a year out of their newspapers. The New York Herald, for instance, probably makes considerable more than that. It pays perhaps a hundred thousand dollars a year postage on its circulation or rather as freight through the mails at the extremely low rate of two cents a pound. Why should the government give that paper a bonus of a hundred thousand dollars a year in addition to the bonus it already gives it by carrying its circulation for half a million less than it costs the government?
How would it do for government to carry dry goods free for A. T. Stewart & Co., or other New York monopolists to customers in Winfield in order to give them an advantage over Baird, Lynn, Baden, McDonald, and Hahn in this market?

The newspapers all over the country ought to raise their voices, write their members of congress, and frown this thing down.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
                                                        Notes from Fairview.
Wm. J. Orr has purchased the Hahn farm recently. Mr. Orr is one of Fairview’s well-to-do farmers.
It is hard to believe that M. Hahn was one of the petitioners to Hackney...
Perhaps he was misinformed about the petition! MAW
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
                                                      A Monumental Fraud,
                              With an Attempt to Make Anti-Prohibition Capital,
                                          And Establish Glickeries in Winfield.
                                                 A PETITION AND REPLY.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
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.
D. L. Kretsinger, John Bobbitt, S. G. Gary, H. S. Silver, J. P. Short, John M. Keck, J. B. Schofield, J. H. Vance, D. R. Gates, N. [?] Myers, W. H. Smith, M. L. Robinson, Vic S. Mays, Geo. Emerson, M. L. Read, L. F. Hess, J. Birdzell, A. A. Jackson, J. B. Richards, G. W. Miller, W. K. Davis, V. B. Bartlett, Chas. Schmidt, Allen Johnson, W. S. Mendenhall, J. N. Harter, Quincy A. Glass, F. J. Sydal, R. E. Wallis, Jr., Geo. C. Rembaugh, J. B. Lynn, M. B. Shields, J. P. Baden, J. F. Burroughs, G. L. Rinker, W. J. Cochran, C. L. Harter, D. V. Cole, J. E. Snider, J. S. Mann, Henry Goldsmith, R. M. Boles, John H. Hyde, W. B. Simpson, Hudson Bros., Edwin Bailey, Horning & Whitney, James M. Stafford, Alonzo Wharton, W. H. Shearer, R. Allison, J. Headrick, John Fogarty, H. F. Miller & Co., R. Carter, August Kadau, Beuler Buck, L. L. Beck, A. F. Kroan, D. H. Long, D. M. Harter, Joseph O’Hare, L. D. Zenor, J. W. C. Springston, J. N. Hall, R. J. Brown, M. C. Adair, E. C. Sengby, H. S. Bixby, O. [?C.?] A. Garlick, Geo. Daily [?], F. C. Nomnsen, G. D. Headrick, D. C. [?] Carr, M. W. Tanner, F. L. Weaverling, J. B. Goodrich, J. G. Kraft, O. H. Herrington, C. H. Mayler [?], C. C. Harris, H. L. Shivers, E. F. Blair, John J. Zant, M. H. Mount, B. F. Harrod, A. G. Wilson, E. C. Goodrich, Dick Silver, S. C. Smith, L. C. Harter, S. S. Major, W. Kenell, S. Burkhalter, A. Herpich, J. Flickinger, H. J. Weaver, W. H. Hudson, G. H. Wheeler, Charles Wm. Keef [?], Geo. H. Ratzer, C. W. Nichols, N. S. Ollie, Wm. W. Fleming.

NEXT COLUMN: J. L. Horning, W. C. Robinson, Chas. F. Bahntge, Wm. J. Hodges, A. T. Spotswood, Sam’l Bard, A. H. Doane, Wm. Whiting, A. E. Baird, L. C. Scott, A. D. Hendricks, R. C. Wilson, N. C. Clark, T. K. Johnston, G. W. Yount, Geo. M. Miller, John Dix, J. W. McRorey, G. H. Allen, G. E. Brach, C. Callins, F. M. Burge, Geo. Leiman, M. Hahn, A. J. Burgauer, Joseph Finkelling, J. A. Waggoner, C. M. Wood, John Fraser, W. D. Shotwell, J. Fleming, Wallis & Wallis, E. C. Seward, A. C. Taylor, J. L. Hodges, O. M. Seward, W. H. Dawson, L. B. Lattiff, S. H. Crawford, E. A. Cook, George Olive, C. W. Lathrop, Elijah Perigo, A. Bixbee, Devore Parmer, J. Batchelder, John A. Edwards, Isaac Behner, J. E. Miller, C. B. Dalgarn, Wm. Whitford, Ed Lamont, Wm. H. Fox, H. L. Wells, F. R. Hinner, Robert M. Woodson, W. F. Dorley, Brettun Crapster, A. C. Bangs, Berry Scroggins, G. J. Lockwood, E. H. Nixon, W. J. Wilson, G. J. Swind, Geo. F. Cotterall, H. C. Chappell, Edwin G. Fitch, Jas. McClain, J. W. Beard, S. L. Gilbert, W. A. Tilston, R. A. Lett, Jerry Cland, J. G. Myer, S. B. Stills, W. L. Hands, B. F. Cox, John D. Pryor, J. L. Littington, Harry Foults, Philip Sipe, T. E. Cochran, J. Heller, J. S. Mater, C. Seifert, John Fashing, J. S. McIntire, A. N. Emery, W. H. Allen, J. A. Patterson, Morris, T. W. Hambric, B. J. Mays, John Likowski, Ed F. Nelson, F. B. Clark, W. L. Webb, John E. Silany, W. H. Strahn, C. H. Limbocker, Samuel Layman, F. E. Sears, Wm. Kelly, M. G. Troup.
                                                            AN ANSWER.
GENTLEMEN: I am in receipt of the above and foregoing petition, and replying to those of the signers who are the sworn officers of the law, whose duty it is to enforce the same, I have to say: that were I to pay any attention to your petition, I would be as unworthy of the confidence and support of the good people of Cowley County, as you have shown yourselves to be, by signing such a paper as the above.
You do not seem to know what your duty is, and I will try and enlighten you with the information, that it is my duty under my oath to make laws, and it is yours to enforce them. What right have you to criticize laws, and parcel out those to be enforced, and those to be ignored?
Such petitions as you sent me, will do more to give aid and comfort to the band of outlaws now seeking to subvert constitutional obligations and duties in this state, than any one thing you can do. How is it your business, whether this or that law works well or not? You have taken an oath to see that all laws are enforced, and this coupled with your duty as men, should make you swift to throttle all infringements, and to punish all infractions. And I can assure you one and all, that I need none of your counsel or advice, and did I need any, I should look to men who have some regard for their constitutional obligation and oaths.
If you will devote your time to the performance of your duty as assiduously and vigorously as I do to mine, the discontent of the people at your pusillanimous duplicity and negligence of constitutional obligations would soon be among the things of the past.
To that portion of the signers who make their living by the sweat of other men’s brows, and who have no particular principles save and except schemes to amass wealth, I will say, that while the question of constitutional prohibition was before the people, you were unanimous for prohibition; but, when you came to adopt facts instead of theories, and for the first time you realized that under the old system the drunken debauchee paid your municipal taxes, and that under prohibition you pay your own, of course you at once there and then lost all faith in your prohibition laws because such of you would rather the county would go to the diminution bow-wows if your taxes were thereby paid than to live in a heaven on earth and pay your own taxes.

Under the old saloon system, the people who drank liquor paid your taxes for you, be they residents of the city or county. Now you must pay your own, and hence “these tears.” Under the former system families went hungry for bread that you might fatten. Under the new system you enjoy no such franchises. What do you care for betrayed trusts or broken promises, whether made by me or the officers of the law, so long as you escape what you have so often by fraud and perjury, escaped—namely taxation. Hence your discontent, hence this petition.
Winfield is not suffering from the saloon system or of the want of it. What Winfield needs is more men of capital and less Shylock’s; men of large minds and fewer small ones; less money changers and more money makers. She wants manufactories, and business that will employ honest men at honest wages who have families to feed and support. That man who has money and will spend it in these enterprises is a public benefactor. You have none now, and the prospect for getting such is not flattering.
What Winfield wants is less such Christians as you fellows are, and more of the character patterned after Him who died on the cross; less cant, hypocrisy and double dealing; more honesty and earnestness of purpose. With all this change brought about, Winfield will prosper. Without it, all the saloons outside of Hell will not add one iota to the prosperity of your town. Either wake up and rub the mildew from the prosperity of your town, or continue to swap dollars and sit upon your own prosperity.
Others of you signed this because you are devoid of the moral courage to say no. Others for fear thereby you would lose a nickel, while a very few of you favor a change hoping that you might better your condition thereby. There are a large number of you who, I cannot believe, would have signed the petition knowing that it meant saloons in Winfield. I believe that many believed it only meant strict enforcement in the large cities of the state. Its language would admit of such construction to one who was off his guard.
Now in conclusion, permit me to say that until this Legislature adjourns, I shall continue to do all I can to make prohibition a success, though by so doing I “sacrifice Winfield on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.” And all petitions asking for a change, will only be that much waste paper. The people who voted for prohibition two years ago and whom I promised to help, will find me steadfast until my stewardship with them ceases—which will close with this session of the Legislature, after which they may select someone else to serve them. Until then you may look for no change in my conduct on this question. I, after reading your senseless twaddle in this petition, know that I am better prepared to take care of the interests of Cowley County than are any of you.
Trusting that time will soften the poignancy of your grief, the result of contemplating the possibility of having to pay your taxes yourselves, I remain your Senator,
                                                         W. P. HACKNEY.
A new Hahn turns up...
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.
                                                         Chimes from Cedar.
A Mr. Hahn from Iowa is building a new residence in Lookout Valley.


Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
M. Hahn returned this week from a two week’s visit with friends in Topeka and Junction City.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
A. J. Burgauer left for the east this morning. He will visit New York, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati in the interests of the Bee Hive.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Zephyrs in all colors at ten cents an ounce. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.
M. Hahn leaves next week for a trip to the old world. He goes to visit his mother, who lives in Germany.
Enter Henry Hahn...
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
Henry Hahn says that he knows a farmer who plows so shallow that his team has gone blind trying to follow the furrows. We hope there isn’t more than one such farmer in Cowley.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Eli Youngheim and M. Hahn & Co., have both gone into the canvas awning business if we may judge from the gay appearance of the fronts of their stores.
Excerpt from very long article...
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.
D. A. Millington, $20; C. C. Black, $20; McDonald & Miner, $5; W. P. Hackney, $5; A. T. Spotswood, $5; J. L. Horning, $5; J. B. Lynn, $5; A. B. Arment, $5; J. H. Bullene & Co., $5; J. S. Mann, $5; S. C. Smith, $5; Hudson Bros., $5; Curns & Manser, $5; Burnett & Clark, $5; J. P. Short, $5; Geo. Rembaugh, $5; J. P. Baden, $5; Robert Hudson, $5; C. L. Harter, $5; Bryan & Lynn, $5; Ed. P. Greer, $5; Pugsley & Zook, $5; Tomlin & Webb, $5; O’Meara & Randolph, $5; S. H. Myton, $5; M. Hahn & Co., $5; Henry Goldsmith, $5; Winfield Bank, $10; A. H. Doane & Co., $5; M. L. Read’s Bank, $10; Geo. W. Miller, $5; Chicago Lumber Co., $5; P. H. Albright & Co., $5; J. Wade McDonald, $5; Wm. Dawson, $2; W. S. Mendenhall, $2; J. L. Hodges, $1; D. Palmer & Co., $1; D. C. Beach, $1; J. D. Pryor, $2; S. D. Pryor, $1; M. G. Troup, $1.90; Geo. M. Miller, $1; John Wilson, $.50; Whiting Bros, $1; Hendrix & Wilson, $2; A. E. Baird, $2; W. H. Strahan, $1; Miller, Dix & Co., $1; Lovell H. Webb, $1; Charlie Fuller, $1; J. E. Conklin, $2; Geo. Emerson, $2; F. S. Jennings, $2; D. Berkey, $1; H. Paris, $1; A. C. Bangs, $1; G. H. Allen, $1; McRorey, $1; Johnson, $1; J. O’Hare, $1; Frazee Bros., $1; W. L. Hands, $2; J. F. McMullen, $1; F. J. Sydall, $1; Dr. Fleming, $1; Dr. McIntire, $1; Atkinson, $1; Capt. Myers, $1; R. B. Pratt, $1; V. R. Bartlett, $2; Nomnsen & Steuven, $1; Albro, $2; D. Rodocker, $2; H. E. Silliman, $2;

W. J. Wilson, $2; E. H. Nixon, $1; C. C. Harris, $1; Lou Zenor, $1; W. H. Smith, $1; Brotherton & Silver, $3.; Rinker & Cochran, $2; H. Brown & Son, $2; Q. A. Glass, $2; Holmes & Son, $2; Dan Mater, $1; E. S. Reynolds, $1; M. J. Stimson, $1; Rabb, $.50; O. W. P. Mann, $1; Jim Connor, $1; Dr. Green, $2; E. J. Brown, $1; J. W. Johnson, $2; Dr. Bull, $1; A. Herpich, $1; McGuire Bros., $3; Harter Bros., $1; H. G. Fuller, $2; H. E. Asp, $1; C. M. Wood, $2.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
BOOTS AND SHOES AT COST. M. HAHN & CO., A POSITIVE SALE WITHOUT RESERVE. Having decided to discontinue keeping Boots and Shoes, we offer our entire stock for sale at a SACRIFICE TO OURSELVES -AND- SURE GAIN TO OUR CUSTOMERS. Every Pair marked down in plain figures at PRICES WHICH TALK for THEMSELVES.
Be sure and do not miss this opportunity, and you will find that anything we publish is fully sustained. We also cordially invite you to come and see
Our immense stock of Dry Goods,
Our elegant stock of Clothing.
Our select stock of Furnishing Goods,
Our big line of Carpets and low prices.
Come Early and Attend our Boot and Shoe Sale.
                                                     BEE HIVE!  BEE HIVE!
                                        A RARE CHANCE FOR EVERY ONE.
                                                         M. HAHN & CO.,
                                   Main Street and Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
Hahn & Co. have received Butterwick’s Delineators and patterns for the month of June. Call and get a Fashion Sheet free of charge.
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
Grand Sale of Clothing to reduce our stock! Greatest inducement ever offered! It will pay you all to visit the Bee Hive! See M. Hahn & Co., and get their prices on business suits, dress suits, alpaca and mohair coats, linen & alpaca dusters, Children & Boy’s Clothing, Straw Hats, Summer Underwear, Fine Shirts.
Examine our reduced prices on Dress Goods,
Examine our reduced prices on White Lawns and Mulls,
Examine our reduced prices on Lawns and Buntings,
Examine our reduced prices on Parasols and Fans,
Examine our reduced prices on Neckwear and Gloves,
     Examine our reduced prices on Children’s & Misses’ Suits.
Examine our reduced prices on Carpets and Oil Cloths.
The balance of our stock of Shoes still selling Regardless of Cost.
You will save money by calling at
                                                        M. HAHN & CO.’S.
THE BEE HIVE,                                                                                                          THE BEE HIVE,
                                   Main Street and Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.

[Notice relative to special premiums appeared in earlier newspaper issue. MAW]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 19, 1883. Front Page.
                                                     SPECIAL PREMIUMS.
The special premiums offered below will be assigned to special location in the main building, or on the grounds, and will be under the management and control of the General Superintendent. Entries must be made as in other classes, but the Secretary’s card shall indicate for whose special premium the exhibit will enter for, and the exhibitors must be governed by the restrictions named in the special premium. Payment of premiums will be made by the parties offering the same, on the certificate of the awarding committee, said committee to be appointed by the executive board of the association.
                                    Lot 14. BY M. HAHN & CO. DRY GOODS.
TEN DOLLAR LADIES CLOAK. For the best and neatest hand made calico comfort, by any lady in Cowley County. Three or more to compete for the prize.
Elizabeth Hahn...Vernon Township...
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Wm. Dobbs has sold his Vernon Township farm of 160 acres to Elizabeth Hahn for $4,900.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
M. Hahn & Co., keep in stock a full supply of all kinds of machine needles, also sewing machine oil.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Next week we will open up the fall and winter styles of Butterick’s Patterns. Catalogues and fashion sheets free of charge at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
M. Hahn, of the Bee Hive, will arrive at New York from Europe next week. He will spend several weeks in the Eastern market purchasing a very heavy stock of goods for the fall trade. No pains will be spared by him to procure all the latest novelties of the season, both for ladies’ and for gentlemen’s wear.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Our fifteen cent lawns now for ten cents per yard. Fine Scotch zephyr gingham reduced from 30 to 20 cents. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
We have a nice line of ladies’ walking coats—just the thing for cool mornings and evenings. Call and see them. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
We offer a lot of remnants of carpets at a great sacrifice; some pieces large enough to cover a small room. Bring the measure of the room you wish to carpet and we will make you very low figures. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Our increased sales in clothing are due to the sweeping reductions we are making in prices. We must have room for our fall stock and would advise you to call soon to secure a good bargain. M. Hahn & Co.

Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
Mr. Copeland, chief clerk at Hahn & Co.’s, is having the foundation laid for a neat and commodious residence on east ninth avenue.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
Our increased sales in clothing are due to the sweeping reductions we are making in prices. We must have room for our fall stock and would advise you to call soon to secure a good bargain. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
                                                       Vernon Festival Notes.
Henry Hahn is a whole team with an ice cream spoon.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
M. Hahn has returned from his Oriental trip. After visiting the scenes of his boyhood in Germany, and spending nearly two months in sight seeing at different places, he enters upon the busy season with renewed vigor and energy. He stopped over in New York and laid in an immense stock of goods for the Bee Hive.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
                                                              THE FAIR.
The cloths, counter panes, quilts, carpets, knitting, etc., were in charge of Mr. W. R. McDonald and made a grand showing. There were about forty pairs of knit socks competing for A. E. Baird’s special premiums; twelve or fifteen sunbonnets for Hudson Bros. special; and fifteen or twenty handsome calico quilts for Hahn & Co.’s special. Between the two buildings S. H. Myton had a handsome buggy show and just outside was the Albro & Dorley exhibit of home manufactured work. Both were very fine. The show in agricultural implements was larger than ever before. S. H. Myton, Brotherton & Silver, and W. A. Lee had large exhibits and each carried off a number of blue ribbons.
                                                     SPECIAL PREMIUMS.
By Hoosier Grocery: Best and largest display of vegetables raised in Cowley County was awarded to W. C. Hayden of Winfield.
By Cowley County Telegram, for fastest walking farm team, $10 was awarded to J. C. Taylor.
By M. Hahn & Co., a $10 lady’s cloak for best and neatest calico comfort, was awarded to Mrs. C. Johnson, of Udall.
By A. E. Baird: A $10 dress pattern, for the best pair of men’s knit wool socks, was awarded to Mrs. G. A. Woodruff, of this city, over twenty-four competitors.
By Wallis & Wallis: $5 for the best 5 pounds of butter, was awarded to Mrs. Mary E. Thomas, of Wilmot.
By O’Meara & Randolph: a $30 baby carriage for the luckiest baby, was drawn by Mrs. Geo. Stalter of Rock.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.
                                                M. HAHN & CO., BEE HIVE.      BEE HIVE.

We are prepared to suit every taste and every purse. We cordially invite the Ladies of Cowley County to call and examine our stock of CLOAKS, DOLMANS, CIRCULARS, ULSTERS, AND WALKING SUITS.
Look at our line of plain and fancy all-wool Suitings. Our line of 36, 40, and 46 inch Cashmeres is very large. A full line of colors in Velvets and Velveteens, Silk and Wool Plushes; also the new Ostrican Trimmings in all colors. A very large stock of
at very low prices. We are agents for Butterick’s Patterns. Catalogues sent free to any address upon application. A full stock of Carpets in Rag, Cottage, two and three-ply Ingrains, Tapestry, Velvet & body Brussels.
                                            OUR CLOTHING DEPARTMENT.
It is a well-known fact that we always carried the largest stock of ready-made clothing in Cowley County, and this season we succeeded in filling our shelves and counters with the  NEWEST AND NOBBIEST STYLES that could be found in the eastern markets. We invite clothing buyers to give us a look before purchasing. Our line of Children’s and Boys’ Suits contains every style, from a good cheap suit to the best of cassimere.
In Youth’s and Men’s Suits we can please the most fastidious.
                                          OVERCOATS!          OVERCOATS!
In this line we can fit a four year old boy upwards to a three hundred pound man. Men’s, boys’ and children’s Hats and Caps in endless variety. Underwear and Gloves of every description. Trunks and Valises from smallest to largest. We are agents for Orr’s Overalls; every pair warranted to fit and never to rip. Ladies and gents call in and we will show you the best selected and lowest priced stock ever brought to the city of Winfield.
                                                         M. HAHN & CO.,
                       THE BEE HIVE,                                              THE BEE HIVE,
                                   Main Street and Ninth Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
The most successful merchants of the day are those who make it their constant study to furnish their many patrons such goods as they are in search of, and to sell them at the very lowest prices possible. We are in a position which enables us to make our dealings with our customers of interest to ourselves and profit to them. We present to the public an immense stock of goods for their inspection, and call attention to the following specialties.
M   isses’ and Ladies’ Winter Wraps of every description.
H   eavy Cloakings, Ladies’ Waterproofs, and Fallalery.
A   n endless variety of Dress Goods and Trimmings to match.
H   osiery, Gloves and Neckwear in the latest novelties.
N   ubias, Hoods, Knit Jackets, including Jerseys in colors.
A   ll the new shades in Velveteens, Plushes, and Silk Velvets.
N   umerous suitable articles for early buyers of Christmas presents.
D   o not forget our large assortment of Blankets and Comforts.
C   lothing to suit every taste and purse.

O   vercoats of every size and quality at moderate prices.
M   en’s and Boys’ Hats and Caps that bear inspection.
P    antaloon Overalls, warranted never to rip.
A   nd a fine line of Gent’s Furnishing Goods.
N   ew and elegant line of Carpets in our Ninth Avenue Store.
Y   ou are cordially invited to call and see us.
SPECIAL OFFERING TO THE LADIES: An Eastern manufacturer has placed with us on commission twelve beautiful Satin Dolmans, which we are allowed to sell at a big sacrifice. Elegant Satin Dolman at $16 and $18, worth $25 and $30, and others in proportion.
Butterick’s new Fashion Sheets are now in and will be furnished free of charge.
                                                         M. HAHN & CO.,
Main and 9th Avenue.                                                                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883. [SUPPLEMENT.]
We are not going to skip the country, nor will we make any change in our business, but during the next THIRTY DAYS we will sell goods at such prices as to make the people of Cowley County happy but our competitors to tremble in their boots.
We have never issued glaring advertisements such as “Selling at and Regardless of Cost to Quit Business” and then kept right on, neither is this intended as such; but we will assure the public that the following price list will be strictly carried out for thirty days, and every article mentioned will be sold at the advertised price and no more. We will consider it a favor if our friends will bring this price list with them and convince themselves that
                                                          M HAHN & CO.
                          WILL ALWAYS DO WHAT THEY ADVERTISE TO DO.
                                                         OUR PRICE LIST:
Cheap Prints, 4 cents a yard.
Best and Choice Prints, 5 cents a yard.
A Good Gingham for 7 cents a yard.
Best Dress Style Gingham, 8 ½ cents a yard.
Lawrence L. L. Brown Sheeting, 5 ½ cents.
Stark Mills, better than Indian Head, 7 ½ cents.
Fine Bleached Lonsdale make, 7 ½ cents.
Colored Cotton Flannel, 10 cents.
Unbleached Cotton Flannel, fair quality, 7 cents.
Unbleached Cotton Flannel, much better, 8 1/3 cents.
A splendid article, 10 cents.
A splendid Cheviot, free of starch, at 10 cents a yard.
Very heavy and good quality, 12 ½ cents.
Black and White Shirting Flannel, 15 cents.

Black and White, very heavy, 22 ½ cents.
Black and White all wool, 33 1/3 cents.
Brown and Gray Plaids, excellent goods, 31 ½ cents.
A heavy red twilled Flannel, not strictly all wool, 30 cents.
Twilled Red Flannel, all wool, 33 1/3 cents.
Heavy Jeans at 15, 20, and 25 cents.
Heavy Jeans, wool filling, 31 ½ cents.
Turkey Red Table Linen, 35 cents.
Turkey Red Table Linen, warranted fast colors, 50 cents.
Heavy half-bleached Damask, 31 ½ cents.
Fine bleached Damask, 50 cents.
Ladies’ Cloths and Pressed Flannels, strictly all wool, 54 inches wide and in all the shades, $1.12 ½.
In Ladies’ Dress Goods we offer a full line of colors, strictly all wool Cashmeres, 38 inches wide, at 60 cents.
Black Cashmeres, all wool, 45 cents.
Black Cashmeres, much better, 55 cents.
A splendid piece, 40 inches wide, 57½ cents.
Other grades in proportion.
In Waterproofs we offer Black and White mixed, 50 cents.
Navy Blue, Brown and Gray, 75 cents.
A very fine article, in all the new colors, 90 cents.
A single-fold Dress Flannel, all wool, 36 cents.
Do not fail to call and see the immense bargains in each and every department.
In our Ladies’ Cloak and Dolman Department we will make the most liberal offer ever made. Each garment is marked with the regular selling price in plain figures, and from now on we will give you a DISCOUNT OF 25 PER CENT, on any garment you select, which brings our finest dolmans within the reach of all.
For example, we give you a few quotations.
A handsome Black Dolman, trimmed with fur, $9.50; present price $7.13.
Fine Diagonal Dolman, nicely trimmed, $15.00; present price $11.25.
Fine Satin Dolman, with fur collar, sleeves and back trimmed with fur, $25.00; present price $18.75.
Fine Satin Dolman, trimmed with pointed fur, $20.00; present price $15.00.
In the above offer we include our entire line of Ladies’ Ulsterettes, Cape Coats, Light Colored Walking Coats, Russia Circulars, Ladies’ Shawls, and Children’s Coats; also a large line of Ladies’ Skirts. We offer big bargains in Carpets, Overcoats, Men and Boys’ Clothing, in fact everything in our double store.
We will be pleased to convince you of these facts if you will honor us with a call.
                               Respectfully, M. HAHN & CO., BEE HIVE STORE.
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1884.

DIED. Mr. D. S. Burgauer, of McPherson, a cousin of Mr. Burgauer of M. Hahn & Co., died at the residence of Mr. Burgauer in this city last Wednesday. He was a very estimable young businessman and his early death is sadly mourned by many relatives and friends. The remains were escorted to the train by a large delegation of the Masonic fraternity, of which order he was a member, and were taken for burial to his eastern home.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
                                                              More Fires.
Again, on Sunday evening, an attempt was made to set fire to property in the city. A lot of hay was stuffed under the rear end of Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store and ignited. It was done about half past seven o’clock in the evening. Mr. James McLain, who has been acting as night watchman, first discovered and put it out. Shortly before, when walking across Manning Street and Tenth Avenue, he passed a man who was walking hurriedly. As soon as he passed, the man broke into a run, and a moment after McLain discovered the fire. When he turned, the man had disappeared in the darkness. What the object of these incendiaries is cannot be defined. The fire in the Hodges barn could have injured but little business property if successful. The fire started in the Shenneman barn, immediately after, when the hose was handy and hundreds of people standing around to use it, could not have been set with a very villainous intent to destroy, as the destroyer might have known it would be put out in a minute. The setting of the Sunday evening fire early in the evening, when everyone was about, showed a lack of deep intent to do great injury. However, our people have resolved to put a stop to it, and to that end the following paper has been prepared and duly signed, and the total sum of $222.50 goes to the person who runs the fire-bugs in.
We, the undersigned, promise to pay the sum set against our respective names as a reward for the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons engaged in setting any incendiary fire in the city of Winfield, either heretofore or hereafter.
S. C. Smith, T. K. Johnston, Horning & Whitney, Wm. Newton, Hudson Bros., McGuire Bros., J. B. Lynn, Geo. Emerson, COURIER Co., Ella C. Shenneman, W. S. Mendenhall, Winfield Bank, M. L. Read’s Bank, Rinker & Cochran, Miller & Dawson, H. Beard, Whiting Bros., Hendricks & Wilson, A. E. Bard, Johnston & Hill, J. N. Harter, Farmers Bank, Wallis & Wallis, F. V. Rowland, J. S. Mann, Hughes & Cooper, A. B. Arment, Quincy A. Glass, W. L. Morehouse, McDonald & Miner, Curns & Manser, J. D. Pryor, M. Hahn & Co., O’Meara & Randolph, S. H. Myton, J. P. Baden, Telegram, Scofield & Keck, Henry Goldsmith.
R. E. Sydal, S. D. Pryor, E. G. Cole, Kraft & Dix, H. Brown & Son, Brotherton & Silver, F. M. Friend, F. H. Blair, F. H. Bull, T. J. Harris, Albro & Dorley.
                                                   TOTAL RAISED: $222.50
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
M. Hahn & Co. have been house cleaning. The walls of their storerooms have been kalsomined and the ceilings repainted.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
W. E. Chambers, for some time past a clerk for M. Hahn & Co., left Tuesday for Topeka, to remain.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.

Velvet and Body Brussels carpet, 3 and 2 ply ingrain, and everything else new in the carpet line at M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Millions of new buttons at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Satin and silk dolmans for spring wear at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
Mr. Burgauer, of M. Hahn & Co., returned from the east last week. He spent several months in Philadelphia and New York, and made heavy purchases for the Bee Hive.
Excerpt from lengthy article concerning Winfield’s boom...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
We found Henry Noble with spade in hand and perspiration on his brow setting out trees on his quarter block on 8th Avenue. The foundation is up and the lumber on the ground for a good house. On 9th Avenue, nearby, Mr. Ed. Huntley, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has a residence in course of erection.
On the same avenue, T. C. Copeland, M. Hahn & Co.’s head clerk, is setting out trees of all kinds, smoothing up the grounds around his new house, and making one of the neatest places in the city.
Mr. Hahn of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
Isaac Wood and Mr. Hahn, of Vernon Township, had a disturbance last week over some stock trespassing on the former’s premises, resulting in a severe knife wound in the hip of Hahn. The blade struck the hip bone and broke off. Had it struck an inch higher, it is supposed the wound would have been fatal.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
A yard wide Cashmere for twenty-five cents. M. HAHN & CO.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
BARGAIN NO. 1. A lot of over five thousand yards of Embroideries, including every width and quality, from the cheapest to the finest, and most choice patterns, will be sold at fully ONE-THIRD LESS than their ACTUAL VALUE. We have secured these Embroideries at a great sacrifice to the former owner, and we are ready and willing to let our patrons share the benefit thereof. We invite every lady to call in and attend this sale, for these goods must be seen to be appreciated. To quote prices here would not give you the proper idea of what they are. Everyone examining these embroiders will find the prices an inducement to lay in a supply for future use, for they are decidedly the greatest bargain ever offered in the city of Winfield.
BARGAIN NO. 2. A lot of elegant Cashmeres, a yard wide, in all desirable colors, at 25 cents per yard; actual value 35 cents per yard.
BARGAIN NO. 3. A choice selection of Fine Sateens at 25 cents per yard; sold everywhere at almost double this price. New style and fine quality Zephyr Ginghams at only 20 cents per yard.

                                                        OPENED TO-DAY.
Another large invoice of Tapestry Brussels and Ingrain Carpets. This gives us by far the largest stock of Carpets carried by any one house in Southern Kansas.
                                                ANOTHER SPECIAL DRIVE.
150 pairs of Men’s Overalls at 50 cents a pair. They consist of plain colors and stripes are made of 9 oz. Duck. A big bargain.
                                                         M. HAHN & CO.,
                                         Main St. and 9th Ave., Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
The semi-annual election of Winfield Lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., occurred last Thursday evening, when the following were elected:
A. B. Arment, N. G.
M. Zimmerman, V. G.
A. B. Taylor, R. S.
G. D. Headrick, Per.
M. Hahn, Treasurer.
Hahn of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
                                                           A County Dinner.
The writer was so fortunate as to be one of a party of Winfield folks who enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. Hahn, of Vernon Township, last Sunday. Aside from the Winfield people, there were some thirty friends from Oxford and neighbors present. It was a regular old-fashioned county dinner, spread out under the trees and embraced everything in the eatable line that the arts of cookery have discovered. It was a splendid dinner, and drew forth the compliment of a two hour’s sitting from all present.
Mr. Hahn owns one of the finest farms in the Arkansas Valley. His corn crop last year was over seven thousand bushels—this year it will be fully as large. He has just finished harvesting one hundred and ninety acres of splendid wheat from which he expects to thresh over five thousand bushels. One forty acre field will yield forty bushels per acre. He is most comfortably fixed in the way of buildings, surrounded by trees and orchards, and is more than satisfied with his four years’ experience in Cowley. He says he lost the best forty years of his life by not coming west sooner. On a low estimate the profits of his farming operations for this year will reach seven thousand dollars. The generous hospitality extended to our party by Mr. and Mrs. Hahn and the many friends and neighbors present will long be a matter of pleasant recollection to the Winfield party.
And now comes a new Hahn: J. F. Hahn...
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
U. A. Buckingham turned up in Winfield, last week, with his family, after nearly two years sojourn in the east. He was accompanied by J. F. Hahn and family and both will remain in our city. “Buck” says there’s no place like the Queen City.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
                                                        Interesting for Ladies.

Those elegant Jersey Jackets which fit the form so neatly can be obtained at M. Hahn & Co.’s. They have just received a new line in different styles and qualities.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
Interesting for Ladies. Those elegant Jersey Jackets which fit the form so neatly can be obtained at M. Hahn & Co. They have just received a new line in different styles and qualities.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
Mr. M. Hahn returned from his eastern trip last week, having taken in the sights at Newport and Long Branch and bought an immense stock to replenish the depleted shelves at the Bee Hive.
David Hahn goes to court...
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
                                                          TRIAL DOCKET.
                       Cowley County District Court, First Tuesday, October 7th, 1884.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                               42. David Hahn vs. Isaac Wood.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
                                                   M. HAHN & COMPANY.
In consideration of our success and the continual growth of our business, we have concluded to divide profits with our numerous friends and customers by distributing
                                          OVER FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS
worth of valuable and useful presents in the following manner. Commencing Monday, October 6th, each and every person who buys goods of us amounting to one dollar or over, will be entitled to one ticket for each dollar to the full amount of the purchase. The giving away of tickets will stop on the evening of December 31st, 1884. Each holder of tickets is entitled to chances in the drawing, viz:
                                        LIST OF PRIZES AND THEIR VALUE.
1. A silver tea-set, six pieces, valued at $50.00.
2. Large silver castor, $10.00.
3. A beautiful bouquet holder, $4.00.
4. Two silver napkin rings, $3.00.
5. Twenty yards ingrain carpet, $15.00.
6. French bronze tapping bell, $1.50.
7. Pair of lace curtains, $4.00.
8. One Cocoa rug, $1.25.
9. Silver cake basket, $10.00.
10. Pair of silk suspenders, $1.25.
11. Lady’s gold-plate necklace, $3.50.
12. Gent’s fur hat, $3.50.
13. Lady’s seal skin boa, $5.00.

[List goes on and on...lists 100 items. No. 100. Handsome Bible, $5.00.]
The presents will be exhibited in our show windows early in November. The grand drawing will be public and take place at the Opera House January 3rd, 1885, at 2 o’clock p.m. The people of Winfield and Cowley County are aware that we have always lived up strictly to whatever we advertise, and can feel assured that every present advertised above will be given away, and no one connected with our store will be entitled to any tickets or prizes. Our stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Carpets, etc., is positively larger this season than ever before, and we guarantee our prices, every dollars worth of goods must be as cheap, if not cheaper, than can be bought elsewhere in the city. M. HAHN & CO.
                                     Main Street and 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hahn...
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
Mrs. Joseph Hahn raised the largest beet in the United States this year. It measured 32 inches from top to tip, is 14½ inches in circumference, and weighs 9 3/4 pounds. Mr. Hahn took it to Kellogg station and had it weighed and measured. They intend to send it to Mr. Hahn’s mother in Indiana. How it will surprise easterners to see such products from droughty Kansas.
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
DIED. It is with deep regret that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Mary DeLametter, which occurred at her home in this city Saturday morning, of typhoid fever, after several weeks’ illness. She leaves a family of three children, who all doted on her and are bowed down with the severest grief of a life time, one of them a married son, John, the gentlemanly salesman of M. Hahn & Co., Miss Susie, popular among our young people, and a married daughter in Wisconsin. Mrs. DeLametter was a lady of much intelligence, energy in good works, and superior amiability. She was born in North Walcott, New York, and was in her forty-seventh year. The funeral took place on Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Methodist Church, Rev. Kelly officiating, and the remains were followed to Union Cemetery by a large number of sympathizing people.
The demise of David Hahn of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
                                                           Shooting Scrape.
DIED. Last Saturday as Mr. David Hahn, of Vernon, was crossing the toll bridge at Oxford he got into an altercation with the gate-keeper, which resulted in the keeper shooting him through the breast, from the effects of which he died Monday. The shootist was arrested and is now confined in jail at Wellington. Mr. Hahn said that he had a row with the keeper about the toll and finally told him he would pay it, and while getting out his pocket book, the fellow shot him. The keeper says that Mr. Hahn came at him with a wagon rod and he told him to stand back; but he kept coming, so he shot. Mr. Hahn was one of the largest farmers on the Arkansas Valley and came here from Indiana some two or three years ago.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
As wheat and corn has continued to drop, we will continue our low prices during this month. M. Hahn & Co.
Another version of David Hahn death...

Arkansas City Republican, December 13, 1884.
DIED. David Hahn, living near Oxford, was fatally shot last Saturday morning by Simeon Baughn, the tollgate-keeper. Mr. Hahn was on his way to Oxford, and arriving at the toll-bridge spanning the Arkansas, found the gate locked, and attempted to burst the lock. About this time Baughn arrived and in the war of words which followed, Hahn was cruelly shot by Baughn. Baughn gave himself up and is now in jail at Wellington.
John J. Hahn, son of deceased David Hahn of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
MARRIED. John J. Hahn and Emma L. Cromer were married at Oxford last week. John is a son of Mr. David Hahn, who was killed by the Oxford bridge keeper week before last.
Though deceased...trial slated for David Hahn...
                                                         TRIAL DOCKET.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is a list of names set for trial at the January, 1885, term of the District Court of Cowley County, commencing January 6th, 1885.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                                 1. David Hahn v. Isaac Wood.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
                                             1. James K. Shaffer v. David Hahn.
J. F. Hahn...
                                         Abstract of County Auditor’s Report.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is an abstract of the report of the claims allowed by the County Auditor for the month of November, A. D., 1884.
                                                         J. F. Hahn. Jury fee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
BEE HIVE                                                                                                BEE HIVE
                                                             ALL READY!
                              M. Hahn & Co.’s Grand Prize Drawing at Opera House
                                       SATURDAY, JAN. 3, AT 2 P.M. SHARP.
For the benefit of those who feel interested in this drawing, below once more is a list of the hundred prizes to be drawn, and as to the method of our drawing we would hereby insure the public that it will be conducted in a fair and square manner. Each prize will be numbered in rotation to correspond with the list as given below, and the prizes will be exhibited on the stage at the time of the drawing. We shall place the box containing the duplicate numbers corresponding with all the tickets in the drawing. A little girl, selected from among the audience, will be called upon to draw one hundred numbers, one at a time; the first number drawn will win price number one, the second number drawn will win prize No. 2, and so on that all are drawn.
                                        LIST OF PRIZES AND THEIR VALUE.
                    NO. 1. A SILVER TEA-SET, SIX PIECES, VALUED AT $50.00.
[Am not listing all 100 prizes outlined starting with #2. It was a large silver castor, valued at $10.00. The last item mentioned was a handsome Bible, price $5.00.]

We would inform those who are not able to be present at the drawing that we shall advertise all the lucky numbers in both the “Courier” and “Telegram” in their first issue succeeding the drawing.
With a Happy New Year to all, Respectfully, M. HAHN & CO., Proprietors of the Ever-Reliable Bee Hive Stores. Entrance on Main Street and Ninth Avenue.
And now we learn that his name was “M. M. Hahn” with visit by sister...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Miss Tillie Hahn, sister of Mr. M. M. Hahn of the Bee Hive, left for her home in Topeka Tuesday after a week’s visit here.
M. Hahn gave a gift...
                                              The Christmas Night Wedding.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
A large assembly witnessed the marriage of Mr. Fred D. Blackman and Miss Ida M. McDonald, in the Methodist church last Thursday evening. The ceremony was most impressively conducted by Rev. B. Kelly, and the happy couple were attended by Misses Lizzie McDonald and Maude Kelly and Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Lewis Brown, James Lorton, and Charley Dever. The bride was beautifully attired in white satin. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. Robinson, on behalf of the official church board, stepped to the rostrum, and in a very neat speech presented the bride with forty dollars in gold as a token of appreciation of her valuable musical services to the church. At eight o’clock a large number of friends were received at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McDonald, where congratulations, an excellent repast, and general mirth were freely indulged in. The presents were numerous and elegant, and the congratulations hearty. Among the most noticeable presents was a very handsome silver pitcher, presented to Mr. Blackman by his young gentlemen friends. No personal mention of ours could possibly add to the high esteem in which the happy couple are held by all who know them. The COURIER again wishes them happiness and prosperity. We append a list of the principal presents: White velvet hand-painted pin cushion, Miss Belle Lowe; pair of silver napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Millspaugh; picture and easel Madonna, Charles Dever; silver vase, Leota Gary; silver celery stand, Lizzie Graham; silver vase, Minnie Gibson; colored glass with castor, Nettie McCoy; colored glass water set, W. C. Robinson; pair of hand-painted gilt plaques, Lena Walrath; hair ornament, Gracie Oliver; hand-painted velvet banner, Mrs. Leavitt; bracket lambrequin, Jessie Millington; hand-painted hammered brass plaque, Miss Anna Hunt; beveled-edge French plate mirror with Hammered Brass frame, M. Hahn; gold-lined individual silver butter dishes, Miss Delia Lisk; set silver teaspoons, sugar spoon, and butter knife, Lizzie and Margie Wallis and Maggie Taylor; Russia leather photograph album, Louis and Addison Brown; one-half dozen China fruit plates, Lucy Tomlin; one set silver spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Robbins and Miss Carrie Tillotson, Aurora, Illinois; China salt and pepper bottles, Mr. and Misses Rev. Kelly; silver cake basket, Ida Johnston; silver fruit basket, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Miner; silver berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy and Miss Lydia Young; large mounted silver water pitcher and mug, E. H. Nixon, M. H. Ewert, Geo. Headrick, James Lorton, and M. J. O’Meara; silver tea-set and waiter, bride’s parents.
                                      M. Hahn & Co. Dry Goods, Clothing, etc.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
It makes a fresh Easterner’s eyes bug out to step into a store like that of M. Hahn & Co., occupying one hundred and twenty feet fronting on Main Street, and sixty feet fronting on Ninth Avenue, embracing over four thousand square feet of floor. It gives him a much larger opinion of the “Wild West” and makes him think for the moment that he is standing in one of the eastern wholesale establishments. Mr. M. Hahn and the junior partner of the firm, Mr. A. Burgauer, opened their establishment in its present quarters in 1878 and have grown into an esteem and patronage commensurate with their enterprise and experience. Their business got too large for the one building and in 1883 an archway was made and the neat Ninth Avenue room made a part of their emporium. Their stock embraces dry goods, clothing, carpets, oil cloths, etc., the completeness, quality, and prices in every department attesting the superior judgment and experience of the proprietors. Their stock of oil cloths and carpets are especially large and attractive and always secured the purchaser. Through their large, varied, and well selected stocks in every department, together with their conscientious and straight-forward dealings, this firm maintains a place in public esteem which certainly must be gratifying to them. They use the newspaper medium extensively, always back up what they advertise, and are reaping their reward. Their grand prize drawing comes off at the Opera House on the 3d inst., when over one hundred prizes will be awarded to customers holding lucky tickets.
                                                The Bee Hive Prize Drawing.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
The Opera House was packed to overflowing Saturday last at 2 p.m. for the prize drawing of M. Hahn & Co. The Juvenile Band discoursed sweet music for the entertainment of the throng. Capt. H. H. Siverd superintended the drawing, to the satisfaction of all, while Capt. Myers and Lou Zenor kept the record. The lucky numbers were drawn from the box by a little girl selected from the audience. There were over eighteen thousand tickets and the array of one hundred prizes made a beautiful appearance displayed on the stage. The lucky numbers appear in the regular advertising column of this firm elsewhere in the COURIER. Everything was transacted exactly as advertised and all holders of tickets were satisfied.
Mrs. David Hahn of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Mrs. David Hahn, of Vernon, sold her entire wheat crop of over three thousand bushels, last week, to Winfield grain buyers at sixty cents per bushel. This is the highest price paid for several months. Mrs. Hahn’s wheat all graded number two.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 22, 1885.
At this writing we have learned of but three persons in Beaver township who held lucky numbers at M. Hahn’s prize drawing, names as follows: Miss Belle Copeland, John Vandever, and Wm. Beach.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 22, 1885.
                                               THE LUCKY NAMES AT THE
                                                    Bee Hive Prize Drawing.

                           [Am Listing Names Only and not the Lucky Numbers.]
M. G. Shannon, G. W. Miller, S. J. Smock, H. Silliman, Mrs. R. H. Hudson, Miss D. Williams, W. H. White, Mrs. Jacob Nixon, Miss Heffner, Mrs. George Dillett, M. A. Oldham, Lafe Dow, H. Shivvers, John Clifton, F. Blueball, E. R. Morris, W. R. Beach, Miss Maggie Amoosan, Mrs. J. F. Plank, Mrs. J. Dix, Mrs. Shaw, J. Williams, Theo. Johnson, Mrs. Mount, Mrs. Earnest Reynolds, John Long, M. Gear, Miss Belle Cooper, J. W. Kirfman, Mr. Hook, Charles Beaulin, Mrs. Doctor Wells, Miss Mollie Klauser, Miss Fanny Headrick, Mr. John Davis, Mrs. C. M. Fredrick, Samuel Rinker, Mrs. Griffin, M. Barnes, Miss Hattie Young, John Brooks, G. H. Hesket, F. Finch, Wm. Kaatz, L. Barnes, Mrs. F. M. Freeland, Miss G. Newland, D. G. Wooden, M. Gear, Mrs. Becket, Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mollie Olds, Mrs. L. Brown, J. A. McCann, Miss I. Nickels, William Gray, Miss Minnie Forney, Mrs. B. R. Wells, Miss C. Tyner, Charles Harter, A. Hollingsworth, M. M. Scott, J. L. Vandevere, J. H. Lane, Miss T. J. Murphy, J. S. Mann, Miss Sue Handyside, G. H. Buckman, A. Hartley, J. F. Clifton, J. M. Green, H. Amos, Miss L. Rogers, Mrs. Jennie Beadle, Mrs. R. J. Roderick, M. C. Hedrick, Mrs. D. Eastman, Ira D. Black.
Respectfully, M. HAHN & CO., Proprietors of the Ever-Reliable Bee Hive Stores.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
John C. Long is elated. At the prize drawing of M. Hahn & Co., he drew an elegant set of miniature household furniture. Now he has use for them. A little girl weighing 8½ pounds made her appearance at his home Tuesday.
Mr. Jas. F. Martin had a series of articles re trees, etc., in Courier. The following are excerpts from one of these in which Josiah Hahn is mentioned...
                                                                  NO. IV.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
We found on the farm of Mr. Pennington, in the Arkansas bottom, walnuts, catalpas, and cottonwoods of eleven years growth.
The last grove examined belongs to Mr. Josiah Hahn, who is a neighbor of Mr. Pennington. He has an acre of catalpas. The seed having been brought from Harrison County, Indiana, in the spring of 1875, growing in a seed bed that season and transplanted the following spring by Mr. Pennington. The age of the trees being nine years from the seed. They were cultivated for three seasons. The following gives the present size.
Largest circumference: 31 in.
Average: 18 in.
Height: 24 ft.
Number of trees: 1,136

They will average three good posts to the tree, making 3,408 posts; estimating these at fifteen cents each, which is below their true value, it amounts to $511.20. This is equal to $584.22 per acre for the time, which is eight years that they have occupied the ground, or at the rate of upwards of $73.00 per acre. The cost for labor, rent, and interest on this seven-eighths of an acre will not exceed forty dollars, which leaves a net profit of $417.20, or $58.90 per year, and this without labor. This grove, if properly managed, will be a perpetual income to the proprietor, for by cutting the timber while in the dormant state, and permitting only one sprout to grow from the stump, this will in six years time make as large a tree as its parent did in eight years.
Who will say that timber culture is unprofitable? Why, brother farmer, what others are doing, may you not do likewise? Would it not be wise to commence this spring.
                                                          JAS F. MARTIN.
Pennington marries Cora Hahn...
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
                                                    MARRIAGE LICENSES.
Marriage licenses since our last.
Anderson Pennington, Cora A. Hahn.
David Hahn suit...
                                                DISTRICT COURT GRIST.
                      What the Mill of Justice Ground Out During the Past Week.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
The case of David Hahn against Isaac Wood, sued for damages, was dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
M. Hahn & Co. are preparing for the pesky burglar. Merrill & Merrill, the 8th avenue machinists, have put substantial iron grates to all their back doors and windows. Other business houses will also do this. An ounce of preventative is worth fourteen pounds of cure.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
We have about two dozen white bed spreads, slightly soiled, that we will sell at a bargain. M. Hahn & Co.
Mention made of Silas P. Hahn...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Silas P. Hahn and Ida Chapson, and Isaac Bedgar and Anna B. Wegstaff were clothed by Judge Gans today with authority to enter the blissful bonds of matrimony.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
We are just receiving our second stock of carpets, handsome patterns in Ingrains, Tapestry and Body Brussels. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
                                                           For A Few Days
We will offer a large assortment of handsome plaid dress goods at the low price of twenty-five cents a yard. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
We will sell a strictly all wool Jersey for one dollar. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
M. Hahn & Co. are offering a big bargain in children’s suits.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
We have a number of Children’s odd suits from 4 to 8 years at nearly half price. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
Our four dollar embroidered robes can’t be matched. Come in and look at them. M. Hahn & Co.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
We have about two dozen very handsome Shetland shawls that we are offering at about half value. M. Hahn & Co.
David Hahn of Vernon, deceased, still mentioned...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
The case of the State against Simeon Baughn, for the killing of David Hahn last fall at the Oxford bridge, has been ordered to Cowley on a change of venue from Sumner. Baughn is charged with murder in the first degree. Senator Hackney is attorney for the defendant.
Henry Hahn of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Henry Hahn, of Vernon township, in crossing the gutter on South Millington street, near J. S. Mann’s residence, was thrown from the spring seat of his wagon last evening. He fell with fearful force on the side of his face, peeling the skin off and making very serious disfigurement. Dr. Emerson dressed him up. It took an hour to bring Henry to. He was able to get home, but will “cuss” our streets for some time. Such gutters as the one in question are certainly worthy of special attention from our Street Commissioner. They are death on vehicles and human comfort and safety.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Summer Silks very cheap at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Relatives of M. Hahn visit...
Mrs. M., Miss Minnie, and Master Albert Greenebaum, of McPherson, and Miss Bertha Hahn, of Topeka, left Friday for their homes, after a delightful visit for a few weeks with their relatives here, the Bee Hive folks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
We have several pieces of table damask with slightly soiled edges that we are now offering at a big discount. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
Please remember that M. Hahn & Co. are offering their embroidered robes very much below real value.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Our stock of children’s Gingham and Linen suits are marked down to half value.
                                                            M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Remnants of carpets very cheap at Hahn & Co.
                                                  Auditor’s Report for May.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
                                            Jail supplies, M Hahn & Co. $  17.95
                                                         TO CLOSE OUT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Three patterns of Summer Silks at thirty-five cents. Few patterns much better at 50 cts.
                                                            M. Hahn & Co.
                                                         ODD FELLOWS.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
The following are the officers installed by the District Deputy Grand Master, J. H. Vance, at the last meeting of the I. O. O. F., to serve for the ensuing term.
George D. Headrick, N. G.; Jos. O’Hare, V. G.; J. M. Reed, R. S.; J. P. Stewart, P. S.; S. J. Hepler, T.; W. H. Dawson, R. S. N. G.; A. Snowhill, L. S. N. G.; J. W. Chancey, W.; M. B. Shields, Con.; Samuel Dalton, C.; M. Hahn, L. S. S.; A. B. Taylor, R. S. V. G.; Walter Harris, L. S. V. G.; Wm. Palmer, L. G., H. C. Callison, O. G.
The Lodge is one of the best in the State, as is proven by its financial condition. The trustees have secured the upper story of the new Morehouse building for a term of five years, which will be fitted up especially for lodge purposes. Mr. J. H. Vance, the financial manager of the institution, is entitled to much credit for his management of the affairs of the Lodge.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
You can buy a Brussels Carpet at fifty cents a yard at M. Hahn & Co.’s.
                                                      COUNTY AUDITOR.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The following claims were allowed in July.
                                            Jail supplies, M. Hahn & Co., $17.95
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
M. Hahn, of the Bee Hive, left Thursday afternoon for New York City, Boston, and other great trade centers, to lay in a full stock for the Hive.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Mr. M. Hahn, of the Bee Hive, was present at the marriage of his cousin, Miss Henrietta Greenewald, to Mr. M. Snattinger, at Topeka, last night. Mr. Snattinger is a cousin of Mr. A. Burgauer, of our city, and a wealthy and prominent gentleman. Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf, who visited Winfield some time ago to wed Miss Minnie Burgauer and Mr. Carl Schlesinger, conducted the ceremony. The Commonwealth gave the wedding elaborate notice. The bridal party left this morning for an extensive tour in the east. At Philadelphia they will be given a big reception. Mr. Hahn accompanied them, and before returning will make the Bee Hive’s fall purchases.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
All the accumulations of our surplus stock of summer goods will be sold now regardless of cost or value. We must make room for our fall stock now in transit. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
It is the hard cash that commands now-a-days; the best value for the money and with this medium in hand our Mr. Hahn is now doing the eastern markets in order to buy a very large and choice stock of Fall and Winter goods. The old maxim of “goods well bought are half sold” will be a convincing fact to an intelligent public. M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
In order to close out the balance of our stock of ladies white embroidered robes we have reduced our
                                                        $4.25 robes to $2.75
                                                        $4.50 robes to $3.00
                                                        $7.50 robes to $5.00

                                                        $8.00 robes to $5.50
                                                            M. Hahn & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
Don’t fail to attend our ribbon sale. They are neither satin-faced nor all silk, but they are nevertheless decidedly cheap at 5 cents a yard, for any width, color, or shade.
                                                            M. Hahn & Co.
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