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C. C. Harris

Winfield 1873: C. C. Harris, 25.
Winfield 1874: C. C. Harris, 26.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color    Place/birth Where from
C. C. Harris           27  m     w        Georgia             Georgia
Winfield Directory 1880.
Harris, C. C., speculator, boards Williams House.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 15, 1873.
C. C. Harris, Esq., one of the farmer boys of school district No. 21, and a member of the recently organized “Grange” of that district, came in Tuesday morning and subscribed for the COURIER.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 7, 1873.
John G Service vs. C. C. Harris, dismissed.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
MONEY TO LOAN. C. C. Harris loans money cheaper than any other man in the county. Apply to Fairbank, Torrance & Green, or to himself at Winfield.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1874.
We are indebted to Curns & Manser, real estate agents and proprietors of Abstracts of Titles to all lands in Cowley County, for the following transfers of real estate for the week ending Friday, May 15, 1874.
C. C. Harris to Joseph Park: s w ¼ sec 2 and e ½ of s e ¼ sec 3 tp 32 n r 4e; 240 acres, $3,100.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1874.
John Rhodes’ son, who left home a short time ago on a French leave, was overtaken at Wichita and brought back by C. C. Harris.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1874.
C. C. Harris realized $140 for his pacing mare last week and now he can be seen nearly every morning “hoofing” it to town.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
Now comes C. C. Harris, in answer to an order issued by the board to appear and correct his personal property assessment as returned by the assessor for 1874. After hearing the evidence, it is agreed to allow Harris to furnish the county clerk a list of his mortgages for taxation. The county clerk is authorized to place the same on the tax roll for 1874, for taxation.
Winfield Courier, October 22, 1874.
C. C. Harris has departed for his old home in Ringgold, Georgia, where he will spend the winter. He was accompanied as far as Illinois by Miss Mary Greenlee.
Winfield Courier, April 1, 1875.

C. C. Harris, Esq., one of the cleverest and best boys that ever left old Georgia, has returned after a winter sojourn at his old home.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1875.
MONEY TO LOAN on mortgage security at reduced rates, by C. C. Harris, at Winfield Bank.
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1875.
C. C. Harris is the champion croquet player of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1875.
C. C. Harris and Frank Lutz paid Oxford a visit last week.
Winfield Courier, July 1, 1875.
Capt. Shenneman, Frank Lutz, and C. C. Harris started to Ft. Sill last Saturday to attend the government sale of ponies to be held there on the 5th of July. Considering the number of buyers going there, we think there will be about one pony, and a half mule for each person.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. C. C. Harris vs. Martha A. South, et al.
Winfield Courier, September 30, 1875.
C. C. Harris was elected to fill a vacancy on the Grand jury.
Winfield Courier, September 30, 1875.
C. C. Harris has purchased the Joel P. Vandeveer farm near the south line of this township.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876.
C. C. Harris, O. N. Morris, Rev. J. E. Platter, and several other Winfieldans were in Wichita last Saturday. The six-pavilioned-ten-allied-exhibition, commonly known as a circus, was there the same day.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1876.
Frank Baldwin and C. C. Harris started for Philadelphia yesterday morning. They will take in “the sights” at the Centen­nial, and, if not closely watched, may take in that wonderful bedstead in the Japanese department.
Winfield Courier, November 2, 1876.
FRANK BALDWIN and C. C. HARRIS, writing from Philadelphia under date of the 20th ult., say that they are having a “glorious time.” They have “done” the Centennial, Niagara Falls, New York, and Bunker Monument, and are now marching towards Washing­ton. Frank returns via his native heath, Illinois, and C. C. goes to Ringgold, Georgia, to look after the “Solid South,” alias a 125 pound Georgia belle.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876.
B. F. BALDWIN has returned from his Centennial trip looking brighter and fresher than ever. He is “chuck full” of what he saw and heard during his visit. The boys keep him busy relating his experience in trying to prevent Harris from jumping over Niagara Falls, just “to see how high they were.” The boys took New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Liberty Hall, the Declaration of Independence and—to their heels, when the National police got after them for trying to “skin a cat” off Washington’s Monument. Harris is still “marching on through Georgia.”

Winfield Courier, February 15, 1877.
C. C. Harris returned Tuesday from Mississippi. He says that he likes Winfield better than any place in the United States.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
The Harter Brothers and C. C. Harris, having purchased the Tunnel mills a few days since, will take possession of the same about the first of June.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1877.
The double quarter column ad. of Harter, Harris & Harter in this week’s issue scarcely needs a notice—it speaks for itself. The Tunnel Mills under the new management is daily growing in public favor and it will not be long until it stands at the head of the list in the southwest. The flour turned out cannot be excelled, and as for gentlemanly and fair dealing men, the boys have no superiors in the Walnut Valley.
AD: HURRAH! -FOR- HARTER, HARRIS & HARTER, Proprietors of the Old Reliable
TUNNEL MILLS! The above named firm is paying the highest cash price for Wheat. They Grind for Cash, They grind for Toll, They grind the best Flour in the Valley. GIVE THEM A TRIAL. They exchange Flour for Wheat, Flour for Corn, Flour for “Corn in the ear.” No other Mill in the county offers to do this. Flour, Meal, Bran and Chop Feed always on hand.
DON’T FORGET THE PLACE! One half mile South of the City.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1877.
Two hundred head of hogs wanted at the Tunnel Mills; also two yoke of oxen for which the highest cash price will be paid by Harter, Harris & Co.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
Juror: C. C. Harris, $2.00.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1877.
C. C. Harris, Esq.., lost his pocket book on the Walnut Valley road last Sunday while out driving. It contained some $25.00 in currency, besides a lot of deposit checks and other papers. Anyone finding it will please leave it at the Post Office, where they will be suitably rewarded.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
On the night of the 4th, while on his way home from Wellington, opposite the house of Charley McClung, Mr. C. C. Harris’ buggy was turned over while passing a bad place in the road and his team became frightened and ran away, dragging the buggy and C. C. about thirty yards before becoming released. The horses were not found until the next day. No serious damage was done.
Winfield Courier, July 19, 1877.
A splendid Aultman & Taylor vibrating threshing machine for sale, either for cash or on time. Enquire of C. C. Harris or at the post office.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1877.
Harter, Harris & Co. have taken a contract to supply the Cheyenne, Comanches, and Wichita Indians with flour. This will make a home market for a large quantity of wheat and save a large amount of hauling to Wichita.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1877.

Cash for Wheat. Harter, Harris & Co. want 10,000 bushels of wheat delivered to them at the Tunnel Mills within the next thirty days.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1877.
C. C. Harris sports the finest buggy in Cowley County, to which he drives a span of fine black horses.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1877.
On Monday the Tunnel Mills loaded an ox train of thirty wagons with flour for the Cheyennes and Wichitas.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.
C. C. Harris has traded his patent, back acting, quadruple spring, buggy to W. M. Allison for his prairie breaking long and short horned oxen.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
Harter, Harris & Co., are making extensive improvements at the Tunnel Mills. Stone masons are at work building solid foundations.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
HURRAH! -FOR- Harter, Harris & Co., Proprietors of the Old Reliable TUNNEL MILLS! The above named firm is paying the highest cash price for wheat. They Grind for Cash, They grind for Toll, They grind the best Flour in the Valley. GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
The exchange Flour for Wheat, Flour for Corn, Flour for “Corn in the ear.” No other Mill in the county offers to do this. Flour, Meal, Bran, and Chop Feed always on hand.
DON’T FORGET THE PLACE! One Half Mile South of the City.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1877.
Harter, Harris & Co. have got their Tunnel Mills well fitted up with new machinery and four run of burrs.
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1878.
Money to loan on one year’s time by C. C. Harris.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.
C. C. Harris wants to make up two car loads of fat cattle, and will buy for cash.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
Harter, Harris & Co. sent 21 yoke of cattle to Pawnee Rock and Larned on Monday morning.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
C. C. Harris v. Sanford Day et al.
C. C. Harris v. J. B. Lynn.
Winfield Courier, May 16, 1878.
C. C. Harris vs. J. B. Lynn, set for trial Tuesday next.
The Sheriff’s Sales of real estate in the following cases were confirmed by the court and deeds ordered to be made by the sheriff to the purchasers.
C. C. Harris vs. William Bartlow et al.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.

The addresses delivered to the jury in the case of Harris versus Day et al., by Hon. Jas. McDermott, Frank S. Jennings, and J. Wade McDonald are all spoken of as forensic oratory of a high order. But few cases have been tried in so thorough and exhaustive a manner as was this.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
May 17.
C. C. Harris vs. Sanford Day et al.
Jury continued out all day, and at night reported that they could not agree.
They were discharged and case continued.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
George W. Robinson and C. C. Harris made a trip up the Walnut Valley last week. They went to Douglass, Augusta, and El Dorado, and enjoyed the ride much.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
Money to Loan at low rate by C. C. Harris.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
The parties from Winfield who attended the Masonic picnic at Dexter were J. McDermott, Rev. Randall, J. Wade McDonald, C. C. Harris, B. F. Baldwin, and A. D. Speed with the Misses Coldwell, and Ed. Clisbee and S. Suss with the Misses Finney. The Dexter people gave them a splendid dinner and the most distinguished treatment as guests, and they enjoyed the occasion “hugely.” Capt. McDermott and Judge McDonald were the orators, and the music was from a choir under the leadership of F. A. Creager. The attendance was large and the picnic was a success.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
A Threatened Famine. C. A. Bliss, G. S. Manser, A. B. Lemmon, E. P. Kinne, J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read, T. R. Bryan, W. M. Allison, J. W. Curns, C. C. Black, D. A. Millington, E. S. Bliss, E. S. Torrance, A. E. Baird, J. B. Lynn, M. G. Troup, M. L. Robinson, J. C. McMullen, E. C. Manning, and probably many others, all with their wives, will make a raid upon Arkansas City, the steam boats, and Newman’s dam on the Fourth. They will seize all the provisions they can find in the city, capture both the “Aunt Sally” and the—the—well, Amos’ steamship, will rip out Newman’s dam, and steam up the Walnut to Winfield, driving a large herd of catfish. Bliss and Harter & Harris will load the steamers with flour at their mills. The party will start at about 9 o’clock a.m.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.

“That Trip on the Aunt Sally.” We “let off” our surplus patriotism on the Fourth by going to Arkansas City and taking a ride on the “Aunt Sally” beneath the classic shades of the “raging Walnut.” The said “Aunt Sally” is not exactly like the Sound steamers that ply between Fall River and New York. We did not see the elegant staterooms, dining-hall, furniture, and such; but she paddled along just as well as though arrayed in gay plumage. The passengers stood up on deck and sweltered in the heat; taking two or three small showers for variety; then the whistle made most unearthly screams and the band played patriotic airs. The boat was manned by Channell, Sleeth, Swarts, Farrar, Mowry, and many others of the old sailors of Arkansas City. Many Winfield ladies and gentlemen were on board with us, exhibiting more enthusiasm, we thought, than did our “seaport” friends. When we returned to the landing, Bonsall was on hand with his camera to take a picture of the boat and its passengers, but we shall never believe he got a good picture until he furnishes us with a copy. When that infernal whistle shrieked, it was with difficulty that we prevented our unsophisticated Winfielders from following the example of the Indians down the river by jumping off and wading ashore. Troup jumped about 18 feet, Harris 14, Baird 12, Bliss 10, McMullen & Lemmon 3, Hudson 2. The rest of them were on the other side of the boat and we were not able to record their feats of ground and lofty tumbling.
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
Item from The Traveler. Mr. Harris, of the Tunnel Mills at Winfield, visited our city last Thursday, accompanied by the liveliest and most accomplished newspaper reporter in the State. So he thinks.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
C. C. Harris vs. Sanford Day et al. [Hackney & McDonald and F. S. Jennings; James McDermott.]
Christopher C. Harris vs. J. B. Lynn. [Hackney & McDonald; J. E. Allen and E. S. Torrance.]
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
Prof. George W. Robinson and C. C. Harris drove to Wichita last week, and spent a day or two in this city. Of course, they didn’t go to see their girls!
Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878.
C. C. Harris vs. J. B. Lynn. Continued.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
Fatal Accident. DIED. A young man late from Illinois named George Bailey recently took a contract of Harter, Harris & Co. to excavate the earth at the mouth of the tunnel at the Tunnel Mills. While engaged at this work last Monday the perpendicular bank of earth above him slid off and fell on him, crushing him down and burying him five feet deep. Before the earth could be removed from him, life was extinct. He had noticed the first symptom of the slide and started to run from under but did not succeed. Another man at work with him was more fortunate. He was pushed over and buried up to his waist but not injured.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
                                                          Wooden Wedding.

On Friday of last week invitations were issued by Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Holloway to their many friends requesting their company on Monday evening, Dec. 2nd, to assist in celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Accordingly at the appointed time about 25 couples of our bravest and best assembled at their residence on the corner of 11th Avenue and Wood Street, and proceeded to make merry. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements which enabled the guests to do justice to the ample refreshments provided by their kind hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Holloway, assisted by Miss W. Thomas, spared no pains to make the evening an enjoyable one. The party broke up at a late hour and all expressed themselves satisfied with their evenings entertainment. Some very pretty, elegant, and useful presents were received (although none were expected) of which the following is a partial list: Carved cigar holder, Geo. and Will Robinson; fancy table for flowers, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison; pair brackets, Mrs. Bruner and Mrs. Kate Holloway; brackets and match safe, Wilbur and Maggie Dever; card basket, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman; wooden sugar scoops, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson; moulding board and match safe, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall; wooden jewelry, Miss Minnie Bacon; spool box, J. F. Holloway; jumping jack, Justin Porter; tooth pick, O. M. Seward; child’s rocking chair, Mr. John Moffitt; large rocking chair, Messrs. Speed, Clisbee, Harris, Seward, Suss, Root, and Baldwin. Mr. Holloway presented his wife with a handsome eight day clock and she returned the compliment by presenting him with an elegant clock shelf.
Winfield Courier, January 9, 1879.
C. C. Harris has leased his interest in the Tunnel Mills to the Harter Bros. Mr. Harris is now a “gentleman of leisure” and will spend his time doctoring his ears, which he had the misfor­tune to freeze one day last week.
Winfield Courier, February 6, 1879.
Mr. C. C. Harris returned on Saturday from his trip to the eastern part of the state.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
Mr. T. S. Magill, of Miami County, in this state, is visit­ing his brother-in-law, C. C. Harris, in this city. He is well pleased with the place and prospects and intends to locate.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
C. C. Harris returned from the Ponca Agency on last Monday. He doesn’t like the society down there as well as he does that of Wichita however.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
C. C. Harris returned from a trip to Kingman County last week and reports everything “dry, dusty, and disagreeable” out there.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY. C. C. Harris vs. J. B. Lynn.
CIVIL DOCKET. NINTH DAY. C. C. Harris vs. Levi Fluke et al.
CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY. C. C. Harris vs. Barney Shriver.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1879.
Judgment was taken for plaintiff in the following cases in default.
C. C. Harris vs. Levi Fluke et al.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1879.
C. C. Harris left Wednesday morning for Georgia on a visit, and will be absent several months.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1879.
Continued: C. C. Harris vs. Sanford Day; C. C. Harris vs. J. B. Lynn; C. C. Harris vs. Barney Shriver.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.

On last Monday evening, Dec. 1st, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hollo­way entertained their many friends at their pleasant residence in South Winfield, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Holloway. A most delightful evening was spent in dancing, social converse, and in partaking of the various good things prepared by their kind hostess. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Root, Mrs. C. J. Adams; Misses Coldw­ell, Meech, Holmes, McCoy and Millington; Messrs. Harris, Robin­son, Goldsmith, Seward, Bahntge, and Suss. All united in wishing Mrs. Holloway many happy returns of this most pleasant birthday.
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
The report of the marriage of Col. C. C. Harris was a rude hoax. He called on Lemmon at Topeka and Lemmon was chaffing him about being married, when a Commonwealth  reporter came in, and hearing a part of the conversation, took it as a fact and so reported it. We think C. C. had better try to make the story a fact and escape that kind of a joke in future.
Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.
C. C. Harris returned from Kansas City last week. The wheat market has lost its charms for him.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
C. C. Harris left for his old home in Georgia last week. He will take in the Cincinnati convention on the way.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
What’s the matter with our Cowley County girls? Here is leap year almost gone and several old bachelors still remain. It looks as if Charles Harter, O. M. Seward, Will Robinson, T. H. Soward, C. C. Harris, and a host of others will have to stand aside for another four years—and Tice says this will be an unusually cold winter.
Winfield Courier, January 20, 1881.
TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. Winfield has in the past been unusually fortunate in having had but few accidents resulting in the loss of life. We are sorry to be obliged to chronicle one which is the most horrible that can befall a human being. A colored girl, working in the family of W. C. Carruthers, is the victim. Last Thursday evening while working about the stove, her dress in some manner caught fire. Messrs. Harris and O’Hare were spending the evening at Mr. Carruthers’, and while engaged in the parlor with the ladies, they heard terrible screams from the kitchen. The next moment the colored girl burst into the room enveloped in flames and rushed through into an adjoining bedroom. Mr. Harris tried to get the piano cover to throw around her, but it was fastened to the piano. In an instant the girl rushed back through the parlor into the dining room and jumped into a tub of water which was standing near. The gentlemen followed her, pushed her down into the tub, and with the water put out the flames and tore the charred remains of clothing from her. The skin was burned to a crisp and partially adhered to the clothing. Her screams were horrible and roused the whole neighborhood. The next morning she was removed to the poor house. Dr. Davis says she will not live. Several articles in the rooms through which she passed were set on fire. The girl was one of the “exodusters,” and has been here about five months.
A different account relative to above incident appears in another paper...

Winfield Courier, January 20, 1881.
Last night about nine o’clock the home of W. C. Carruthers was the scene of a terrible event. C. C. Harris and Joe O’Hare were visiting at the house and they heard screams from the dining room. They rushed to the door and a living mass of flames burst into the room and ran screaming through the parlor and into the bedroom. It was the colored servant girl who had set fire to herself from the stove. After reaching the bedroom, she jumped on to the bed, but before any relief could be given her, she jumped up and ran through the rooms into the kitchen and jumped into a tub of water. By this time, Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers, who had gone to bed, came rushing to the scene. Mrs. Carruthers commenced tearing the clothes from her, and she and her husband pressed her into the water and extinguished the flames. Judge McDonald, from his residence on the opposite side of the street, heard the screams, saw the flames, and reached the unfortunate girl about the same time Mrs. Carruthers did. He gave what assistance was possible. Doctor Davis was called, and he says the girl was literally roasted alive, and will die as a result of her injuries. The rooms were set fire to in several places, but the flames were extinguished without any serious damage. The authorities took the case in hand, and have removed the girl to the poor house, which is the best under the circumstances. Her name is Ann Garr, and of large and strong build. She came here last summer with a party of “exodusters.” Her present sufferings are frightful and death will be a relief.
Winfield Courier, March 17, 1881.
Fort Scott Monitor: While in Winfield recently in company with our old friend, C. C. Harris, we had the pleasure of spend­ing an evening at the residence of Mr. W. C. Carruthers, at one time a citizen of this city, where we made the acquaintance of Miss Beatrice Carruthers and Miss Kate Cowey, formerly of Fort Scott. Miss Carruthers, although quite young when she left here, has developed into an amiable and charming belle, retaining all her beauty and ladylike ways of childhood days. Mr. Carruthers and family occupy a prominent place in Winfield society.
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.
C. C. Harris gave $2.00.
Winfield Courier, July 14, 1881.
The old maid who said she would marry any man if he was rich even if he were so homely she had to scream every time she looked at him, must have seen C. C. Harris since he has had his head “mowed.”
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.

A merry party consisting of the gayest of her gay young people assembled at Miss Roland’s on last Saturday evening and proceeded to the residence of Mrs. A. T. Spotswood for the purpose of a complete surprise party to Miss Nettie McCoy, who leaves this week for a visit to her home in New Jersey. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, and Mr. and Mrs. Garvey; Misses Amelia and Clara Garvey of Topeka, Jennie Hane, May Roland, Allie Klingman, Sarah Hodges, Louise Crapster, Ida McDonald, Amanda Scothorn, Margie Wallis, and Jessie Millington; and Messrs. Davis, Dever, Hunt, Baldridge, Harris, W. A. Smith, W. C. Robin­son, Dr. Gunn, and Bahntge.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Present given by C. C. Harris: Panel Picture.
Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.
The old case of Harris against Day, which was begun in this court about the time of the spread of Mohammedanism, which was, we think, in 719 A. D., has at last been dismissed, each party paying his own costs. It looks to us as if the foundations of the court would be shaky without the case of Harris vs. Day to sit on. However, Judge Torrance has had the nerve to dismiss it.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
A splendidly dressed, wild looking woman was circulating a petition on the streets one day last week for money to assist her sick boy. She took in many quarters and a lawyer. The next day it leaked out that she had come to town in the morning, well dressed, put up at the Brettun, and after changing her clothing started out to make the collection. The boys all had sympathy and silver for the poor thing and she reaped a rich harvest. The next morning she paid her bill and left for other fields. C. C. Harris was not taken in.
Cowley County Courant, February 2, 1882.
M. G. Troup, James McDermott, and T. R. Bryan have been chosen arbitrators to adjust the Tunnel Mills difficulty between Harter and Harris. No better men could have been chosen for this work.
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 Winfield. 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. Laverty; 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 Kalomeda set, given by Johnston & 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.
Cowley County Courant, March 16, 1882.
The arbitrators in the Harter and Harris mill case have reached a decision, which has not yet been made public.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
The Arbitration Committee on the Harter and Harris Mill Case finished their labor Saturday. The Committee put in just two months.
Cowley County Courant, March 23, 1882.
The arbitrators in the Harter and Harris mill case have, after a long and tedious siege of work, arrived at a decision, in which they find that Louis Harter is indebted to C. C. Harris in the sum of $1,835.62, due for rent of mill property. The arbi­tration has passed off smoothly, and the decision is satisfacto­ry. The costs amount to $176. This is a good deal cheaper, more expeditious, and leaves a better feeling than a case in the courts. Arbitration is the best thing in the world for those persons who desire only exact justice.
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
C. C. Harris says those bottles he had in the basket con­tained a new kind of patent medicine he has been working on for some months, for the use of Winfield invalids. The story may be straight, but then if he finds a patient who will stick to this patent medicine a few months, it will, we hear, have a demoraliz­ing effect upon him.
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882. 

We noticed some very mysterious actions about noon time on the part of C. C. Harris, who acted as though he had been morally corrupted by the allurements of a hen roost. The first time we noticed him he emerged from a back alley accompanied by a basket, which seemed to cause him an unnatural amount of anxiety. We thought at first that C. C., being a single man, was a little nervous about being seen with a basket. Will Smith, of the lumber yard, with his usual keen eyesight, looked at things in a different light, however, and proposed a personal examination of the basket and contents, and thereupon made an excursion after Harris, who sought refuge in his den. Our feelings at this time were numerous, and we immediately found business which called us into the Harris neighborhood. C. C.’s explanation was eminently satisfactory to Mr. Smith and ourselves. He murmured something about the exportation of some kind of screws as we quietly left the room and drew our coat sleeve defensively across our mus­tache.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
On last Friday evening the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of one of the merriest as well as the “toniest” parties ever given in Winfield. Mrs. Fuller has entertained her friends several times this winter without any of the young folks being present, but this time she honored them by giving this party, which was duly appreciated. Everyone invited, with but two exceptions, was present and never were guests more hospitably entertained. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. At a late hour the guests dispersed, all thanking their kind host and hostess for the pleasant evening so happily spent.
The following gentlemen were in attendance. Their “costumes” were remarkable for subdued elegance and the absence of aesthetic adornment. Messrs. Steinberger; J. N. Harter; G. A. Rhodes; E. E. Thorpe; George, Will, and Ivan Robinson; Fred and Will Whiting; Mr. Colgate; F. C. Hunt; C. E. Fuller; C. C. Harris; W. H. Smith; Will Smith; W. J. Wilson; Jos. O’Hare; Jas. Lorton; Frank and E. P. Greer; Eugene Wallis; Saml. E. Davis; L. H. Webb; Harry and Chas. F. Bahntge; Chas. Campbell; Ezra Nixon; L. D. Zenor; E. G. Cole; C. H. Connell; Mr. Ed. M. Clark of McPherson; and W. C. Garvey of Topeka.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
On last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson entertained a large company of their young friends at their elegant residence, which they have been fitting up with new paper of a very beautiful and expensive pattern. Having the carpets up in the parlors, it was considered a good time to give a party and take the opportunity to indulge in a dance. The evening was just the one for a dancing party, for although “May was advancing,” it was very cool and pleasant, and several hours were spent in that exercise, after which an excellent repast consisting of ice cream, strawberries, and cakes was served, and although quite late the dancing continued some hours, and two o’clock had struck ere the last guest had lingeringly departed. No entertainments are more enjoyed by our young folks than those given by Mr. Robinson and his estimable wife. We append a list of those persons on this occasion: Misses Jackson, Roberts, Josie Bard, Jessie Meech, Florence Beeney, Jennie Hane, Kate Millington, Jessie Millington, Scothorn, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis, Curry, Klingman, McCoy, Berkey; Mr. and Mrs. George Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Jo Harter, Mrs. and Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bahntge, Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt; Messrs. W. A. Smith, C. C. Harris, Charles Fuller, Lou Zenor, James Lorton, Lovell Webb, Sam E. Davis, Eugene Wallis, C. H. Connell, Dr. Jones, Campbell, Ivan Robinson, W. C. Robinson.
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.

We were truly sorry to be unable to attend the party at the residence of our young friend, Chas. Bahntge, Thursday evening, but those who attended enjoyed one of the most pleasant evenings spent in Winfield for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Bahntge have a large number of friends in Winfield, and those who were so royally entertained at their home Thursday evening think more of them now than ever before. The following is a list of those who were present: Misses McCoy, Jennie Hane, Amy Scothorn, Jessie Millington, Kate Millington, Margie Wallis, Lizzie Wallis,         Roberts, Florence Beeney, Josie Bard, Mrs. French, Miss Smith, W. C. Robinson, Ivan Robinson, Lou. Zenor, Lovell Webb, H. Gold­smith, C. C. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman, Mr. and Mrs. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, of Sedgwick, Mrs. Carson, of Cherryvale, Mrs. Geo. Rhodes, W. H. Smith, Chas. Fuller, Jas. Lawton, Mr. Campbell, C. H. Connell, Sam Davis, Richard Bowles, Eugene Wallis, O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
The party given on last Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bahntge was one of the most enjoyable ever given here, and was looked forward to with pleasant anticipation for some time previous, for it is a well known society fact that Mrs. Bahntge’s charming little house with its merry occupants insure a lively time to their fortunate guests, and last Thursday evening was no exception to the rule. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements, while a refreshing repast was served at a seasonable hour which was fully appreciated, and at a late hour the company dispersed, with hearty thanks to their kind host and hostess for the very pleasant evening spent.
Gentlemen present. Messrs. W. C. and Ivan Robinson, L. D. Zenor, L. H. Webb, Henry Goldsmith, C. C. Harris, W. H. Smith, C. E. Fuller, Jas. Lorton, C. Campbell, C. H. Connell, S. E. Davis, R. M. Bowles, Eugene Wallis, and O. M. Seward.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.
C. C. Harris is seen on our streets again. He has been rusticating in Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin, through the summer, but returned because it got too cold for him up there. It does not appear that he brought the widow back with him. Please bring back our moon.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
The following officers were elected at the institution of Walnut Valley Lodge No. 70, Knights of Pythias.
S. L. Gilbert, P. C. C.; Quincy A. Glass, C. C.; C. C. Green, V. C. C.; P. F. Jones, P.; Wm. Whiting, M. of F.; L. B. Stone, M. of E.; P. H. Albright, M. at A.; G. H. Buckman, K. R. & S.; C. C. Harris, O. G.; Geo. Hudson, I. G.
The following resolution was unanimously adopted: “Resolved, That a vote of thanks be tendered by this Lodge to P. G. C. Lyon and D. G. C. Harris, of the Grand Lodge, and to Warwick Lodge No. 144, for their attendance and service in the institution of this Lodge.”
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Christopher Columbus Harris is amusing himself in Topeka this week.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.

The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
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.
C. C. Harris signed the above petition.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1883.
C. C. Harris returned from Milwaukee Tuesday. During his absence he purchased Mrs. Page’s building next to Wallis & Wallis store. He seems bound to have possession of something, even if it’s only a brick block.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
Will Wilson and C. C. Harris left for Kansas City Tuesday on a pleasure trip—to recuperate their wasted energies, as it were.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
An Occurrence. Every unfortunate denizen of this mundane sphere, however fortunate he may be, must meet with trials and tribulations at some period of his existence. Thus has it been with our friend, C. C. Harris. Last Saturday, as on several preceding Saturdays, he drove over to the place, where he could pass the Sabbath day in quiet meditation, far removed from the busy haunts of men. He arose bright and early in the morning, and observing a crowd gathered curiously around some object, he proceeded to investigate and found his buggy standing in the middle of the street loaded with hay, the wheels gone, and in their places the wheels of Dr. Thompson’s wagon, with the general rule as to front and back wheels reversed. A search was instituted and one of his wheels was found in the private office of W. H. Gould, another back of his dwelling, another in the rear of John Drury’s, and the fourth at James Wilkie’s. Mr. Harris said he didn’t mind the joke, but the disposition of the wheels was more than he could bear. We are not aware of any opposition to Mr. Harris’ visits here, except it be from Mr. O’Hare, who was here Saturday afternoon, but as he was accompanied by our respected county attorney, we cannot think he had anything to do with it. DOT. Maple City, April 8th.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
The committee on entertainment did not get at their work of canvassing for places of entertainment in season, but we scurried around a considerable in that work and then the Misses Millington got a team and C. C. Harris for driver and canvassed the whole city, securing entertainment with more than thirty of the best families in the city. C. C. Harris was helpful in various other ways.
To C. C. Harris was assigned Gen. J. H. Rice of the Fort Scott Monitor.
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.
C. C. Harris gave $1.00.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
C. C. Harris started this week for Georgia, where he will enjoy the balmy Southern breezes during a month’s visit.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
C. C. Harris came in from a visit to his parents in Georgia, Tuesday. He says Georgia is still Democratic, with Mississippi and Kentucky following suit. This news will be cheering to Mr. Lynn.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
The Masquerade. The members of the Pleasant Hour Club have made the winter thus far very pleasant in a social way. Their hops have been well attended, and the utmost good feeling and harmony has prevailed. Their masquerade ball last Thursday evening was the happiest hit of the season. The floor was crowded with maskers and the raised platforms filled with spectators. At nine o’clock the “grand march” was called, and the mixture of grotesque, historical, mythological, and fairy figures was most attractive and amusing. Then, when the quadrilles were called, the effect of the clown dancing with a grave and sedate nun, and Romeo swinging a pop-corn girl, was, as one of the ladies expressed it, “just too cute.”
Costume worn by C. C. Harris: Stars and Stripes.
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1884.
J. B. Johnson of Topeka got a judgment against C. C. Harris for $100 for attorney fee.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
The Courier Surmises
That O. M. Soward, Jim Hill, Joe O’Hare, C. C. Harris, and a number of other “Old Batches,” had better not refuse too many Leap year proposals—when the ladies talk like “biz”—only two months more.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
The Democracy of Winfield has awakened from its slumbers and gone to house-cleaning. Last Sunday for the first time in two years, C. C. Harris and Joe O’Hare pulled off their coats, took the broom and mop in hand, and absolutely gave their room in the Winfield Bank building a thorough renovation. Harris has been greatly prostrated since, but it is hoped that he will recover.
Next item of interest. Did not know Harris owned Farmers bank building. Could not find any other entry showing “Herbert Willson” from Kentucky.
Note: In 1885 address of Farmers Bank Building was 816 Main, Winfield.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Mr. Herbert Willson, recently from Kentucky, bought the Farmers bank building last Saturday of C. C. Harris for $4,900.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.

ARKANSAS CITY REPUBLICAN. On Friday evening of last week, J. F. McMullen, County Superintendent Limerick, Capt. Stevens, C. C. Harris, and other members of Cowley Legion, of Winfield, visited Creswell Legion of this city.
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1884.
The Whirlpool Near the Tunnel Mill Ushers Another Soul Into Eternity.
Our community was shocked Tuesday afternoon by the drowning, in the whirlpool near the Tunnel Mill, of Frank G. Willson, one of the most promising young men of the city and a member of the real estate firm of Harris & Willson. He and C. C. Harris went to the river to bathe about three o’clock that afternoon and had been swimming in the water for some time when the accident occurred. The water in this pool is very deep and swift, though, with a little care, is not considered dangerous when the river is in a normal condition. It has several currents in a depth of fifteen feet and flows with a whirling motion, the current continually eddying around the pool. Frank and Mr. Harris had started down the current to swim around, the latter considerably ahead. When Frank got about half way through, he called for help and immediately went under. The current prevented Mr. Harris from swimming upstream to his rescue and the only thing to be done was to circle around and come down to him. But the body was held down by the undercurrent and only rose once after the first submersion, making all efforts at rescue fruitless. The alarm was immediately given and in a few minutes many willing hands were searching for the body. The swift, deep, and eddying water shifted the body in such a manner as to prevent its recovery until it had been submerged fifty minutes. Drs. Wright, Pugh, Taylor, and Wells were on the ground and everything within human possibility was done to resuscitate the body, but in vain. Its spirit had flown to the inevitable and voiceless Eternity. It is supposed that cramp or strangulation by a back-water wave caused the terrible result. Those acquainted with the water at this place don’t attribute it to the suction, though this undoubtedly increased the helplessness of the victim. It is hard to estimate the number of persons that have been drowned in this pool—fifteen or twenty. This alone is sufficient to brand this place as dangerous, and should warn people to go elsewhere to bath.
Frank G. Willson was about twenty-five years of age. He came to Winfield some seven months ago and associated himself with T. J. Harris in the real estate and loan business. During his short residence among us he won the esteem of all with whom he came in contact. His only relatives here are the family of his uncle, Mr. W. H. Thompson. His parents reside in Jacksonville, Illinois. They were immediately telegraphed the fate of their son and answered, requesting his remains to be sent home for interment, which was done yesterday. The father is a prominent banker of Jacksonville. Frank was one of those bright, progressive, and substantial young men whose future indicates great usefulness and advancement. The writer had many pleasant conversations with him and found him possessed of those finer feelings which indicate morality and refinement and are always agreeable. Nothing is sadder than the snatching away of a life buoyant with bright hopes for the future. Truly “in the midst of life we are in death.”
Tunnel Mills: Holmes purchases Harris’ interest. I was never certain about either the “Holmes” or the “Harter” the next item refers to. It appeared to me that it was Ira N. Holmes who purchased the interest of C. C. Harris.

Elam Harter purchases Lou Harter’s interest.  The big question: Was Elam Harter the father of the Harter Brothers or someone else???!!!
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
Mr. Holmes has purchased C. C. Harris’ interest in the Tunnel Mills and Elam Harter has purchased Lou Harter’s interest. The mill will hereafter be run by Holmes & Harter, and will be re-fitted and fixed up to do first-class work.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY. 31. C. A. Bliss et al vs. C. C. Harris et al.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY. Bliss & Wood v. C. C. Harris et al.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
Mayor and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Irve Randall, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Dr. D. V. Cole, and Miss Nellie, Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Byron Rudolph, Will Robinson, Col. Loomis, A. J. Thompson, Grant Stafford, and C. C. Harris are among those who have got home this week from a delightful trip to the Crescent City. They report the sights of the World’s Fair varied and grand. One of the unique things mentioned is a miniature representation of Geuda Springs, surrounded by circulars describing the Western Saratoga.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
1998. Bliss & Wood vs C C Harris et al. J. Wade McDonald for plaintiff; Joseph O’Hare for defendant.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
O. C. Ewart came in from Medicine Lodge last evening. He went to K. C. this evening, accompanied by John A. Eaton and C. C. Harris.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
C. C. Harris came in Friday, and is at the Central. C. C., now a festive liquid drummer, can’t keep away from home very long at a time. He runs in occasionally to the folks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
Bliss & Wood vs C C Harris, McDonald & Webb pros; David C Beach defense.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
C. C. Harris is again hung up at the Central. He has a big hankering for Winfield if he does register from Louisville, Kentucky.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
C. C. Harris got word from his firm at Louisville, Kentucky, to “grip” his swallow-tailed coat, white kids, and other dude array, and report there Thursday for a “swell” party given to the employees of his firm and big citizens of Louisville. C. C. leaves on the K. C. & S. W. this morning.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
C. C. Harris is having a tough siege of malarial fever. He has been laid up a week at the Central and is yet very sick.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
C. C. Harris is improving and will be out in a few days.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
C. C. Harris, after a tough month’s siege of malarial fever, is again out and gaining strength rapidly.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
C. C. Harris, after a long and severe sickness, took the road again Monday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
C. C. Harris is in from the west. C. C. is beginning to look like himself after his sickness.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Our C. C. Harris and O. C. Ewart, now at Medicine Lodge, will establish a loan agency at Ashland, Clark County.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
C. C. Harris, after a tour of the western counties, is home again. He will open a loan office with O. C. Ewart at Ashland.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
8. 1909. Bliss & Wood vs C C Harris et al, McDonald & Webb for plaintiff, D C Beach and Jennings & Troup for def.


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