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A. D. Hendricks

HENDRICKS & WILSON, hardware stoves and tinware, Main e. s. bet 10th and 11th avs.
Hendricks, A. D. (Hendricks & Wilson), r. 11th avenue s. s. bet Bliss and Platter.
Hendricks & Wilson, hardware, 919 Main
Hendricks A D, res 609 e 11th
[Note: A. D. Hendricks’ partner was R. S. Wilson, who served as a City Councilman of Winfield for two terms. File on him is found elsewhere.]
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
We were pleased to meet, last Tuesday, Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson, from Pleasant Hill, Mo., who will open a hardware store in the building just south of Mrs. Stump’s millinery store. They are very pleasant gentlemen and we are glad to welcome them to Winfield as their future home. Their goods are now on the way, and they expect to open in a few days.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., have opened a new hardware store on Main street, south of the Williams House. They are live, enterprising men, and will undoubtedly do a good business.
Hendricks & Wilson, Dealers In  HARDWARE, 4TH DOOR SOUTH OF HORNING’S, Winfield, Kansas.
We have opened a Large, New and Complete Stock of HARDWARE, which we intend to sell at the Lowest Reasonable Rates FOR CASH.
We have on hand a full line of Wagon Woodwork, Shelf, and Builder’s Hardware.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
HARDWARE. S. H. Myton, J. T. Weston, H. Jochems, Hendricks & Wilson.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1879.
Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson, proprietors of the new hardware store on south Main street, are putting in new shelving and getting ready to receive additions to their stock, which are now on the road.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Mr. George Gully is building a neat residence on his lot, back of Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Hendricks & Wilson are fixing up their storeroom preparatory to receiving a large invoice of stoves. They intend, in a short time, to run a tinshop in connection with their hardware business.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
The Taggart building, opposite Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store, has been rented for a grocery store.

Winfield Courier, June 19, 1879.
Mr. M. J. Wallis has purchased the Gully building, now being occupied by Hendricks & Wilson, for $1200.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson, whose ad appears today, are gentlemen of energy and character and have, in their short business course at this place, won many friends. They are building up a fine trade.
AD: HENDRICKS & WILSON, Dealers in Shelf & Heavy Hardware, Stoves and Tinware, Wagon Woodwork, Carpenter Tools and Black­smith Tools.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
Mr. W. L. Morehouse has some fine business lots to dispose of in the “Hill Block.” See his ad.
AD: FOR SALE, THE “HILL BLOCK,” in any quantity to suit the purchaser. Also acre and half acre lots located at the South end of Main street. Terms easy and prices low.
                                                       W. L. MOREHOUSE.
                                                           Winfield, Kansas.
                                   Inquire at Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
Mr. W. L. Morehouse has purchased the lot on the corner of Main street and 10th avenue from C. A. Bliss for $1200. He will very soon commence the erection of a two story brick building, 25 x 80, the first floor of which will be occupied by Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson have rented the Page building, and will move their stock of hardware as soon as the Roland stock can be removed.
Laura and Maggie Hendricks: Children of A. D. Hendrick???...
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
Master Bertie Lemmon entertained his little friends last Saturday at the residence of his grandmother. There were present John and Caro Emerson, Jimmie and Estelle Fuller, Lillian Bruner, Houston, Belle, and Maggie Platter, Laura and Maggie Hendricks, Maggie and Trudie Bedilion, Tommy and Jennie Wilson, and Egbert Moffitt. A nicer lot of little girls, or a manlier lot of little boys were never seen. Each did his best and made the party a very enjoyable one.
Hendricks has another son...
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1880.
Hendricks, of hardware fame, is proud of a new boy.
Mr. Hendricks; Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson...
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
                                                     CRYSTAL WEDDING.

Mr. and Mrs. Shreves celebrated the 15th anniversary of their marriage by inviting their friends to attend their crystal wedding on Tuesday evening, February 8th. Accord­ingly a merry party filled the omnibuses and proceeded to their residence, one mile east of town, and spent an evening of unal­loyed pleasure. Mrs. Shreves, assisted by her sisters, Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Wm. Shreves, entertained their guests in a graceful and pleasant manner. Although invitation cards announced no presents, a few of the most intimate friends pre­sented some choice little articles in remembrance of the occa­sion.
The following were present: Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Butler, Miss Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robin­son, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Dr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Rev. and Mrs. Hyden, Rev. and Mrs. Platter, Mrs. Houston, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson, Rev. and Mrs. Borchers, Mr. and Mrs. Meech, Mr. and Mrs. Millhouse, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Mr. Hendricks, and John Roberts.
Winfield Courier, March 24, 1881.
Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson have removed their hardware store to the old Sadler stand. This gives them more room, which they have needed badly.
Winfield Courier, April 7, 1881.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
                                                  HENDRICKS & WILSON,
General hardware, stoves, and tinware. Out trade is fully as good as it was a year ago. We expected a large falling off in trade on account of short crops last year. We account for the contin­ued good trade by the arrival of men with money who are settling in the county. We get some of the money which was formerly spent for liquor.
Winfield Courier, May 26, 1881.
-0F THE-
Hardware Store
to the room formerly occupied by
A large Additional Stock of Hardware, Stoves & Tinware.
Remember the Store -IS ON- MAIN STREET, NEAR 10TH AVENUE.

Among married couples present: Hendricks, Wilson...
Winfield Courier, June 2, 1881.
Monday evening Mr. C. A. Bliss was purposely invited out to tea, and, returning home at about 8:30, found his parlors filled by about fifty of his personal friends.
When he entered, the Rev. Mr. Cairns, on behalf of the guests, in an appropriate address, presented him with twelve richly-bound volumes of standard literature. Mrs. Bliss, though absent, was remembered with a magnificent illustrated volume.
Mr. Bliss responded in a feeling manner: after which the leader of the surprise was himself made the victim of a surprise, by the presentation by Captain McDermott, on behalf of friends, with a splendid volume of “The Life of Christ.”
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann acted the part of host and hostess; and ice cream, strawberries, cake, etc., were served amid music and general social enjoyment.
The whole affair was a neat recognition of the Christian, social, and business character of the recipients of the mementoes, which they so justly merit.
The married couples present were Mr. and Mrs. Wright, McDermott, Story, Johnson, Hendricks, Trimble, Wilson. D. Bliss, Baird, E. H. Bliss, Gilbert, Cairns, Jarvis, Adams, Tipton, Silliman, Stevens, Trezise, and Fuller. There were also present Messrs. Borchers, Arment, Applegate, Rigby, Wood, F. Finch, and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mrs. H. Bliss, Mrs. Jewell, Miss S. Bliss, Miss Smith, Miss Corson, and others, whose names we failed to obtain.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Monday evening a number of gentlemen met at the office of Gilbert & Fuller and organized “The Winfield Building and Loan Association.” A constitution was drawn up and charter provided for, and a large amount of stock subscribed. The capital stock of the Association is $100,000 in two series of $50,000 each, the second series to be issued when the first series is paid up. The stock is divided into five hundred shares of $100 each, and are assessed at one dollar per month each. No member can own more than ten shares. The business of the Association is managed by a board of directors, and the following persons were elected as such board for the coming year: J. E. Platter, R. E. Wallis, H. G. Fuller, J. F. McMullen, Ed. P. Greer, A. D. Hendricks, J. W. Conner, C. A. Bliss, A. B. Steinberger, J. A. McGuire, and I. W. Randall.
The Board of Directors then met and elected H. G. Fuller president, A. D. Hendricks vice-president, J. E. Platter treasur­er, and J. F. McMullen secretary and attorney. The secretary was instructed to open the books of the Association for subscriptions to the capital stock. The first series only consists of five hundred shares, and these are being taken rapidly and will soon be exhausted.

The plan of this Association is one that has been in suc­cessful operation in many cities of the United States, and in Emporia, Fredonia, and many other towns in Kansas. Any persons may take from one to ten shares of stock and thereby become a member. An assessment of one dollar per month is made on each share. When sufficient amount is on hand, the Board of Directors meet and the money is put up at auction, bid on by the members, and the highest bidder takes it, giving therefor good real estate security and pledging his stock.
The profits are divided pro rata among the stockholders and each share receives its credit. Whenever the stock reaches par, or the accrued assessments and profits amount to $100 on each share, a division is made and each stockholder receives the par value of his share.
This plan offers special advantages for young men and laborers who desire to secure homes in this way. They can purchase one, two, or three shares, and pay in their monthly assessments of one, two, or three dollars. They can then secure a lot, go to the Association and bid off, say three hundred dollars, or enough to build a small house thereon, at, say 12 percent, per annum. If they hold three shares of stock and borrow three hundred dollars, they will pay each month in assess­ments and interest six dollars. At the end of four years, which is about the time it will take the stock to mature, they will have paid in assessments and interests $288. A division is made, they will receive from the Association their mortgage, and their home will be clear: thus having built a house and paid for it in four years at the rate of $6.00 per month. The ordinary rent for a house costing $300 is seven dollars per month. In four years a man would pay out in rent $336 and have no more at the end than he started with. With this plan he would pay out $288 in four years and own the house in the end.
The benefits of such an association as this will be apparent at a glance. You who have a boy growing up, buy a share of this stock for him and make him earn the assessment. Most any little boy can earn a dollar a month by carrying in wood or blacking your boots, or doing odd chores. Let him have his little book, walk up to the secretary’s office each month, and pay his dollar. At the end of our years his share will be worth $100 and he will hardly know where it comes from. It will be a lesson on economy worth far more than years of precept. We hope that the populari­ty with which this scheme is meeting here will cause other towns to organize associations. It cannot help but be of practical benefit to Winfield and to the individual member of the associa­tion in helping to build up homes in our midst, and creating a profitable investment for small sums that would otherwise be wasted.
Cowley County Courant, December 1, 1881.
                                                         CHARTER FILED.
The following charter was filed yesterday in the office of the secretary of State: “Winfield Building and Loan Association,” capital stock $200,000. Board of Directors for the first year: J. E. Platter, R. E. Wallis, H. G. Fuller, J. F. McMullen, E. P. Greer, A. D. Hendricks, J. W. Connor, A. B. Steinberger, C. A. Bliss, J. A. McGuire, and I. W. Randall.
Cowley County Courant, January 19, 1882.
The Merchants’ and Business Men’s Protection Association met Thursday evening at the office of A. H. Doane & Co., president Spotswood presiding. The committee on constitution and by-laws tendered their report, which was received and taken up for action by sections, after which it was adopted as a whole, and the secretary instructed to have the same printed and furnish each member with a copy. The following firms became members of the association.

A. T. Spotswood & Co., J. P. Baden, B. F. Cox, Wallis & Wallis, McGuire Bros., J. S. Mann, Hendricks & Wilson, Hughes & Cooper, Hudson Bros., Miller & Dix, J. L. Hodges, A. H. Doane & Co., S. H. Myton, W. B. Pixley, A. E. Baird, Whiting Bros., Shrieves & Powers., Cole Bros.
The by-laws provide that any firm in the city may become members by complying with the by-laws, rules, and regulations, and that each member will be furnished with a pass book contain­ing a list of doubtful and bad paying customers, professional beats, etc. From the reading of the constitution and by-laws of the organization, it is evident that the business men are in earnest, and that they propose to protect cash and prompt paying customers and to give doubtful and bad paying customers, and especially dead beats, a wide berth. The method adopted by the association for equal and mutual protection is sound and reason­able, and will bring to its membership every business firm in the city. The result will surely prove satisfactory to both buyer and seller.
Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.
We call the attention of our citizens to the communication from Mr. Thorpe in this issue, and we are glad to see them investigating the matter. The prospect of such a manufactory is decidedly pleasant to us, and we would like to see the matter given full attention. We don’t think there is any danger of Winfield becoming a “way station,” but we would not lose an opportunity to build up this city or advance her interests. Winfield is flourishing now, and we want it to continue in so doing and we think all our businessmen are with us in that desire.
EDITOR COURANT: I find that there are some people who feel rather dubious as to the success of the enterprise which I suggested in the COURANT the other day. To these people I would kindly offer this explanation of the “modus operandi” of such an enterprise. All of the eastern manufactories of a like nature have to buy their leather, paying four profits for it, namely, the manufacturers, commissioners, wholesalers, and retailers. Now in my suggestion I propose manufacturing my own leather, and thereby combining all of the aforesaid profits with the profits derived from the manufacture of boots and shoes.
In regard to competition, we invite it, for in a country like this, where there is always a plentiful supply of hides at lower rates than can be procured at any point in the east; we candidly say we invite and defy competition.

The town of Winfield has about reached its limits as regards the population, and is allowing other adjacent towns, much smaller than she is, to out-rival her by the intrepidity of their citizens. What will be the consequences? The result will be that she will awake one day to find that during her slumber she has allowed her once inferior neighboring towns to become large manufacturing cities, while she receives the flattering title of a “way station.” Now the question is, are the citizens of Winfield going to allow this opportunity to pass by without the slightest effort on their part to save it from the four winds. I for one, am willing to risk all I have towards the furtherance of such an enterprise. Most every man, woman, and child in Kansas wears boots or shoes at some period of the year, and as Kansas gives great encouragement to home industry, the chances of disposing of goods would be great. I am speaking of Kansas as the home market. Such an enterprise would not alone fill the pockets of the stock holders, but would give employment to many men and women.
The following are some of the well known citizens who fully endorse my proposition and who also agree to take shares in the corporation.
J. C. McMullen, J. C. Fuller, Messrs. S. D. Pryor & Bro., J. P. Baden, J. S. Mann, Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson, W. H. Albro, M. L. Read, C. C. Black, J. B. Lynn, J. A. Earnest, Messrs. Hughes & Cooper, Quincy A. Glass, Messrs. Smith & Bro., A. H. Doane & Co., C. A. Bliss, Messrs. Johnston & Hill, A. T. Spotswood, James E. Platter, J. H. Bullen,
J. L. Horning.
Trusting that others as well as the above citizens will endorse and subscribe to it, I remain
Respectfully Yours,  EDWARD E. THORPE, Winfield, February 2, 1882.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
                                                   HARD ON THE D. B.’S.
                  The Businessmen Talk, Eat, and Prepare to Harvest Unpaid Bills.
Last Saturday evening a large number of the businessmen of Winfield met at the Brettun House and organized an association that will be of more practical benefit to businessmen and the trading public generally then anything that has yet been proposed. The matter has been talked of for some time, but recent events brought it to a focus, of which the “Merchants and Business Men’s Protective Association” is the outcome. The following gentlemen were present and assisted in the organization.
A. H. Doane, R. E. Wallis, J. A. McGuire, Will Hudson, A. E. Baird, W. J. Hodges, H. Brotherton, J. M. Dever, J. P. Baden, J. L. Hodges, R. E. Sydal, Lou Harter, Ed. P. Greer, J. B. Lynn, A. B. Steinberger, C. A. Bliss, D. L. Kretsinger, A. T. Spotswood, S. W. Hughes, J. S. Mann, W. B. Pixley, W. R. McDonald, A. D. Hendricks, Col. Wm. Whiting, J. G. Shreves, J. W. Batchelder, J. L. Horning, T. R. Timme, J. L. Rinker, J. P. Short, B. F. Wood, J. A. Cooper.
A committee consisting of the officers and a committee of eight or ten members were appointed to draft constitution and by-laws to be presented at the next meeting to be held at A. H. Doane & Co.’s office Thursday evening. The object of the organization is for mutual protection against the class of men who obtain credit at one place as long as possible, then change to another, and so on around, and for heading off dead-beats of every kind. A list of all those who are in arrears at the different stores will be made out by each merchant and filed with the secretary, who will furnish each member with a complete list of all who obtain credit and the amount. Then, when a person desires to buy goods on time, the merchant can go to his list, find out how many other firms in town he owes, and how long the account has been running. If he finds that the person desiring credit owes every other merchant in town, he can safely make up his mind that he is a D. B. On the other hand, if he finds that the person asking for credit has paid his bill and is reckoned good by the other merchants in establishing his credit, he will find no trouble in getting all the advances he desires. It will weed out the dishonest fellows and protect those who pay their debts and show a disposition to deal honestly.

The above, as near as we can state it, is the object of the association. Here alone, good, honest, straightforward men all over the county have failed to get credit because there was no way to establish their standing while others who were no good have run annual bills all over town and never make an effort to pay. This will stop all that business and place them in a very unenviable light until their bills are paid.
After the adjournment of the meeting all repaired to the dining room of the Brettun and ate oysters and celery, drank coffee and cream, told vigorous stories of dead-beats and bill-jumpers, and treated each other to little bits of business experience that furnished points for future action. The supper was nicely served and thirty-nine sat down to the long table and took two or more dishes of “Oysters-loony style,” with fruit and lighter refreshments thrown in. One of the most unfortunate features of the supper was that there were no toasts. Nothing is so delightful after a nice supper as to sit back in your chair and note the writhings of the poor mortal who has been selected to tell about “The great American eagle, who laves his bill in the Atlantic and dips his tail in the Pacific,” and to see him squirm when he finds that he has forgotten the piece and got the proud bird’s tail in the wrong pond. We were very anxious to see this duty performed and had about concluded to call out J. L. Horning or A. T. Spotswood, with W. J. Hodges and R. E. Wallis as possible substitutes, when the thought  struck us that it might prove a boomerang and our desire for toasts immediately expired.
Among the ladies who graced the occasion were Mrs. W. R. McDonald, Mrs. J. L. Rinker, Mrs. J. B. Lynn, Miss Sadie French, Mrs. W. J. Hodges, Mrs. S. W. Hughes, Mrs. J. A. Cooper, and Mrs. W. B. Pixley.
Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.
DIED. It is with pain that we record the death of Mr. Thos. G. Ticer, which occurred at his home on Saturday evening, January 28th. Mr. Ticer came here with his family some three years ago, and established himself in the Loan and Insurance business. He had not been here long when ill health compelled him to leave here, and he went on the road hoping that the change would prove beneficial; but after trying Colorado and New Mexico, his disease took the form of consumption and he at last rejoined his family, and came back to die. He was surrounded during his last illness by wife and children, brothers and sisters, and sympathizing friends, each trying to brighten his few remaining hours on earth. The funeral occurred on Monday morning at ten o’clock and was conducted by the Masonic lodge, the members appearing in regalia, with appropriate emblems. The Episcopal choir sang some beautiful hymns in their sweetest manner, and Mr. Platter’s comforting remarks did much to ease the pains of parting with the dead. The pall bearers were Messrs. E. S. Torrance, A. D. Hendricks, Dr. Cooper, M. G. Troup, McCune, and J. S. Mann.
Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.
We get a report by telephone that Hendricks & Wilson will soon be in the room now occupied by Shreves & Powers, and that the latter firm is contemplating going out of business.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
Winfield is to have another new business building this spring. J. E. Conklin will erect a brick storeroom eighty feet deep on the site of the old Bliss storeroom, next to Baird’s. The building, when finished, will be occupied by Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.

Recognizing the conservative habit of very many Cowley County farmers who prefer to take their produce where they can purchase all their supplies, we have hit upon a plan by which we can pay the purchaser the very HIGHEST TRADE PRICE FOR PRODUCE, And serve our patrons from the largest and best Selected stocks in DRY GOODS, MILLINERY, BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOTHING, HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHING, Or any other branch of Merchandise or Labor the Farmers may desire.
And if you do not wish for groceries at cash prices, we will give you orders upon the best and most responsible houses in the town, which will be received as cash in payment for goods. Our arrangement includes the exclusive dry goods houses of A. E. Baird, J. B. Lynn, and the Bee Hive Store, Messrs. Smith Brothers and W. C. Root & Co., the only exclusive boot and shoe houses in the county. In the hardware, Horning, Robinson & Co., Hendricks & Wilson, and S. H. Myton, and in other branches of trade or labor, the very best of their class.
WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION and believe that a single trial under this plan will prove to you that it WORKS LIKE A CHARM!
We take pleasure in returning our hearty thanks to the people of Cowley County at large for the liberal share of patronage accorded us since our “New Departure,” and are glad to know that they, as well as ourselves, are more than satisfied with the practical workings of OUR CASH SYSTEM.
We are carrying the largest and most complete stock of Groceries, Provisions, and Queensware in the city or county, and our sales are large enough to enable us to keep nothing but perfectly fresh goods. Many novelties are to be found in our store, not carried by other merchants here. This is particularly the case in Queensware and Fancy Groceries. We receive new goods every day, and carry everything that can be called for in our line. Our ambition is to keep a model Grocery Store. Don’t come to town without making us a call. We will always be glad to see you, and take pleasure in showing you through, whether you buy or not. Truly yours friends, A. T. SPOTSWOOD & CO.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
The contract for the roofing of the Conklin building was awarded to Horning, Robinson & Co. This is going to be one of the best stores in the city, and will be occupied by Messrs. Hendricks & Wilson as a retail hardware store.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
A Big Picnic. The A. O. U. W. Society of Winfield are making arrangements for a grand basket picnic in Riverside Park, May 25th. Twenty-five neighboring lodges have been invited, special trains will be run, and a general good time indulged in. The following committees have been appointed.
Devotional exercises: Revs. Platter and Cairns.
Reception: J. S. Mann, W. R. Davis, J. F. McMullen, C. A. Bliss.
On grounds: Wm. Hodges, A. B. Snow, B. F. McFadden, John Burroughs, S. G. Gary, Wm. Caton, T. J. Harris, D. Dix.
On music: W. C. Carruthers, B. F. Wood, G. S. Manser, Chas. Green.

On Finance: B. M. Legg, A. D. Hendricks, J. N. Harter, H. S. Silver.
On invitations: E. T. Trimble, W. J. Hodges, G. F. Corwin.
On Printing: A. B. Sykes.
The committees are hard at work perfecting arrangements, and intend making this a memorable event in the history of their Society.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
The stone and brick store building of J. E. Conklin, next to the New York store, is almost completed. This is a very commodious building, being 80 feet deep, and having the frame building formerly occupying the front of the lot joined to the main building for a warehouse, making over a hundred feet of storeroom. It will be occupied by Hendricks and Wilson.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
Hon. Jas. McDermott, Winfield, Kansas.
DEAR SIR: We the undersigned citizens of Cowley County, Kansas, anxious that an able and faithful man represent us in the coming legislature, and ever mindful of the important legislation that will come before that body, unite in requesting you to become a candidate for the office of Representative from this district, July 11th, 1882.
Hackney, W. P.; Gridley, A.; Bethel, Jas.; Millington, D. A.; Greer, Ed. P.; Finch, Frank W.; Siverd, H. H.; Pryor, J. D.; Wilson, W. J.; Hunt, J. S.; Bryan, T. R.; Curns, J. W.; Harris,  T. J.; Arrowsmith, J. W.; Hendricks, A. D.; Soward, T. H.; Story, R. C.; Reynolds, E. M.; Buckman, G. H.; Haight, N. A.; Cook, S. A.; Webb, L. H.; Fuller, C. E.; Hudson, W.; Wood, B. F.; Kelly, James; Short, J. P.; Platter, Jas. E.; Gridley, A., Jr.; Asp, Henry E.; Trimble, E. T.; Roberts, W. D.; Moore, Wm. H.; Hackney, J. F.; Waite, R. B.: McMullen, J. C.; Lee, W. A.; Holloway, S. S.; and others.
                                          WINFIELD, KANSAS, July 17, 1882.
Hon. W. P. Hackney, T. H. Soward, D. A. Millington, and others:
GENTLEMEN: I have received your very flattering call to become a candidate for the legislature in this district, and after due consideration, have concluded to consent to the use of my name in that connection. At first I did not regard the proposition favorably, owing to  business interests which I thought might suffer thereby but upon the representations of friends that I might be able to assist to some extent in making the temperance laws more effective; in guarding the interests of Cowley County in the Congressional apportionment; and in securing any other advantages that may be desired for the county and which may be attainable; I have overcome my reluctance and hereby authorize my friends to use my name as a candidate before the Republican District Convention—and if nominated and elected I will hold myself bound to consider the interests of the people of Cowley County as of paramount importance to all other interests, and will give my best efforts to maintain and protect them. Respectfully yours, JAMES McDERMOTT.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.

Hendricks & Wilson have for the past week been gradually transferring their stock from the old store to the new brick Conklin building, next to Baird’s. They are now thoroughly established in the new quarters, and have one of the finest, most commodious stores in the city.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
A new grocery store has been started in the building vacated by Hendricks & Wilson, next to Baden’s Headquarters.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
                       Main Street, South of 10th Avenue. HENDRICKS & WILSON.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1882.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup presiding. Roll called. Present: Councilmen Read, McMullen, Gary, and Wilson, City Attorney and Clerk. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Finance committee given until the next regular meeting to report on all matters referred to them.
The following bills were presented, allowed, and ordered paid.
                                              Hendricks & Wilson, tools: $4.10.
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.
                             Both A. D. Prescott and R. S. Wilson signed this petition.
A. D. Hendricks was a member of the coroner’s jury...
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.
                                                          How ’Twas Done!
                             The Evidence Before the Coroner’s Jury and the Verdict.

                                           TELEGRAM FROM THE FATHER.
The investigation by the Coroner on the body of young Cobb was commenced Thursday morning and lasted until Friday noon. The courtroom was constantly thronged with people during the inquest. The Coroner secured the services of Judge Tipton as attorney and David C. Beach as clerk. Below we give a synopsis of the evidence.
The first witness put upon the stand was Frank W. Finch, who knew nothing whatever of the occurrence until told in the morning, when he notified the Coroner, and they together repaired to the scene of the hanging.
Sheriff McIntire was the next witness called. He stated that the deceased was brought in the evening before and placed in his custody by Deputy Taylor. He made a bed and fixed him comfortably for the night, leaving on one pair of shackles. Mrs. Shenneman and several others were allowed to enter the jail and look at the prisoner. About ten o’clock the crowd in the office were requested to retire, and they did so. Mr. Wm. Shenneman and Deputy Taylor remained to assist the Sheriff, should anything occur. Mr. Shenneman is a police officer in Bay City, Michigan, and though his feelings were not of the kindest toward the prisoner, he said he would do all in his power to protect him from violence.
The prisoner was taken from the jail about half past two o’clock in the morning, when all fear of such a visit had subsided, and Mr. Shenneman and Deputy Taylor had retired to the house, just across the walk. Sheriff McIntire was sitting by the stove, where he had been sitting for about a half an hour, when the front door was jimmied open and twelve or fourteen men appeared outside. Four of them, with revolvers drawn, rushed in and the leader ordered him to throw up his hands. The request was instantaneously complied with. The leader then said to the other three: “Keep your revolvers right on him! If he moves a hand, put a hole through him! Do only as I order!” He then asked where the keys were, and on the Sheriff hesitating to reply, said, “Blow him through if he don’t answer!” McIntire said they were in his pocket, and the captain demanded their immediate delivery to him. The Sheriff took down his hands, but was ordered to again raise one of them; with the other, he took the keys out and handed them over. The captain then stepped forward, threw the jail door open, and said, “No. 1, 2, and 3 to your posts!” And three men came right in and walked into the jail. He then ordered, “Reserve, guard the door!” The three men soon came out leading the prisoner. The witness heard no words spoken in the jail.

The men in charge of the Sheriff and the captain stayed at the office door for about five minutes. The captain demanded: “Do you promise you won’t follow us?” No answer was immediately given, and the captain shouted “Halt!” to the men on the sidewalk with the prisoner. He then turned to the Sheriff again and said, “Now say you won’t follow us, and say it d        d quick!” The other three left, but he stayed in the door, with revolver drawn, for a moment, when he again ordered, “Command halt! Send me two men!” The men came and the leader left. The two men guarded the Sheriff about five minutes, when they pulled the office door shut and left. The witness said the office door was not locked when the men came in, and that the first thing he heard on its being thrown open was, “Throw up your hands!” He made no resistance; did not think it policy to do so, though he had a revolver on his person. He was alarmed, for he had dispelled the expectation of any such visit at that late hour. The leader gave his commands in a loud but distinct voice, and the Sheriff could see the bullets in every revolver as it was pointed at him, and he instantly concluded that the men holding them meant business. He could not recognize a single man, black cloths being tied over their faces with only eye-holes cut therein. There seemed to be no attempt at disguising their clothing—some being dressed in dark and some light. He could not recognize the voice of the leader—the only one who spoke—but said it was rather a deep, coarse voice.
After the maskers had retired, Deputy Taylor came in, and the Sheriff put on an overcoat and said they would follow up if possible. The crowd with the prisoner was not visible in any direction when they started, but they succeeded in finding the place where the victim was hanging, but all was deathly stillness and not a living soul in any direction. After ascertaining that the man’s life was entirely extinct, they returned to the jail and went to bed about five o’clock.
The Sheriff stated that he did not have the least apprehension when the prisoner was lodged in jail the evening before of his being taken by lynchers, and intended to take him before a magistrate the next morning for a preliminary examination.
Deputy Taylor took the stand at the conclusion of Mr. McIntire’s testimony. He said he left Wichita with the prisoner in a carriage about 8 o’clock p.m., Tuesday evening, arriving at the jail in this city about the same hour Wednesday evening. The driver lost the road near El Paso and they wandered around on the prairie for some time, but struck the trail again and brought up at Mulvane just at daylight. His intention was to reach Winfield about 4 o’clock Tuesday morning, but their losing the way prevented it. Mr. Taylor’s understanding of the situation was that everything had quieted down, and it was perfectly safe to bring him here.    He had not the least intimation that a lynching would occur Wednesday night until, while in the house, he heard a noise and went out and discovered that the jail was being entered by masked men. He walked around in front of the office and was suddenly “held up” by two black maskers, who, with revolvers thrust in his face, ordered him to keep his mouth shut, and said, “You beat us Saturday night, but you can’t do it this time! We’re organized!” He offered no resistance, for he saw that they were determined, and thought that they would even disable him to accomplish their purpose. He had no idea as to the identity of the men who guarded him.
Marshal Herrod was next called, and stated that he had no knowledge whatever of any intention to lynch the prisoner, and knew nothing of his being hung until morning. He visited the jail on the evening before and saw the prisoner, but everything seemed so quiet and orderly that he went home about eleven o’clock and retired.
James A. Cairns then took the witness stand. He testified that he did not know the prisoner would be hung that night, but to satisfy his curiosity, stayed up with a number of others to see the performance, if it came off at all. He, as all others, recognized none of the maskers.
T. R. Timme, Joseph O’Hare, and John Hudson were put on the witness stand, but were only a few of the many persons who followed the procession as spectators, and their account of the affair was substantially the same as that contained in the COURIER’s second edition last week and which appears on the fourth page in this issue.

Geo. Emerson, John Nicholas, J. P. Short, John Riley, and James Bethel were also called as witnesses, but were all enjoying peaceful slumber at the time of the lynching, and were merely at the jail to see the prisoner on the evening before.
The following is the verdict of the Coroner’s jury.
“An investigation began at Winfield, in Cowley County, Kansas, on the first day of February, 1883, and continued to February second, before me, H. L. Wells, Coroner of said  county, on the body of Charles Cobb, there lying dead, by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed. The said jurors, upon their oaths, do say, That the said Charles Cobb came to his death on the morning of February first, 1883, by being hung by the neck from the R. R. bridge of the K. C. L. and S. R. R. across the Walnut River, in Cowley County, Kansas, at the hands of parties unknown to the jury. In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their hands, this 2nd day of February, 1883. T. R. Bryan, A. E. Baird, James A. Cooper, S. C. Smith, Henry Brown, A. D. Hendricks.
“Attest: H. L. Wells, Coroner.”
Hendricks on committee...
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.
Businessmen’s Meeting. The businessmen and clerks of the city met at the COURIER office Wednesday evening and organized by electing Col. Whiting chairman and Ed. P. Greer Secretary. Mr. Brooking stated the object of the meeting to be to effect a mutual arrangement to close the stores at eight o’clock in the evening. Mr. Spotswood spoke in favor of the proposition, and was desirous that an arrangement be made by which both clerks and proprietors could get a little time for rest and social enjoyment. Mr. Mann accorded heartily with Mr. Spotswood in the matter, as also did Mr. Cooper. Mr. Webb desired to know how long the arrangement would hold, and after general discussion it was decided to make it between the 11th day of June and first of October. On motion of Mr. Hall a committee consisting of Messrs. Shields, Copeland, Hendricks, and Fleming were appointed to draw up an agreement to be presented all merchants in the city for their signatures. They reported the following.
We, the undersigned, hereby agree to close our respective places of business at 8 o’clock p.m., of each evening in the week, except Saturday, commencing June 11th, and continuing until October First, 1883. The time of closing to be indicated by the ringing of the city bell. This agreement made on the express conditions that all persons carrying conflicting lines of goods join in the arrangement.
On motion of Mr. O’Meara, duly carried, the chair appointed the following committee to wait on merchants not present with the agreement: Messrs. O’Meara, Cooper, Hendricks, Baird, and Fleming. On motion of Mr. Goodrich, Col. Whiting was added to the committee in behalf of the clerks. After discussion regarding the formation of a permanent organization, the meeting adjourned. It is to be hoped that the objects sought by the gathering will be accomplished, which can only be done by all uniting. It is understood that about every merchant in town with two exceptions, is in favor of closing. If there is any set of men in town who need rest and out-door exercise during the hot summer months, it is the over-worked clerks and merchants. In no other occupation is a man compelled to put in sixteen to eighteen hours per day—every minute of his time when awake. It is a matter of simple justice and humanity that everyone should recognize.

Mrs. A. D. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
At the last regular semi-annual election of Directors of the Ladies’ Library Association, the following were elected for the ensuing year.
Miss Lena Walrath, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Mrs. M. J. Stimpson, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mrs. J. B. Scofield, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. G. H. Allen, Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mrs. S. W. Greer, Mrs. Judge McDonald, Mrs. F. K. Raymond, Mrs. Will Strahan. Mrs. A. J. Lundy was elected Secretary to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Trimble. One hundred dollars worth of new and popular books have just been ordered. This is the time for you to secure your ticket for the year. Mrs. E. T. Trimble, Secretary.
A. D. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Bridge Meeting. For some time the iron bridge west of town has been in a bad condition, and last week the authorities of Vernon Township closed it until the necessary repairs could be made. Many of the people of Vernon objected strongly to the township having to stand all the expense of keeping it in repair, and presented a petition, largely signed, to the trustee asking him to do nothing more with the bridge. Hearing of this, the businessmen of the city had a meeting Friday evening to devise ways and means for assisting Vernon to repair it. The meeting was largely attended and organized by electing A. T. Spotswood, chairman, and D. L. Kretsinger, secretary. Messrs. J. B. Lynn, J. P. Baden, and S. P. Davis were appointed as finance committee and S. H. Myton, A. D. Hendricks, and Ed. P. Greer as a committee to confer with the officers of Vernon Township and see whether an equitable arrangement could not be made whereby both parties could unite in keeping the bridge up. The finance committee secured subscriptions to the amount of           , which amount was placed with the treasurer, W. C. Robinson. The conference committee met H. H. Martin, trustee, and P. B. Lee, clerk, of Vernon Township, on Saturday and made an arrangement with them whereby the citizens of Winfield should pay for the lumber necessary to floor the bridge, and Vernon would put it down, build an abutment under the west end, tighten up the iron work, and fence the approaches. This will put the bridge in first-class shape for a year to come, after which some new arrangement will have to be made for taking care of it. This bridge is used more than any other in the county, and the repair bills are necessarily very heavy. Vernon spent $300 on the west approach last summer and the present work will cost upwards of $600.
At the Friday evening meeting a small fund was raised for temporary repairs, which was placed in the hands of Mr. Kretsinger, and by noon on Saturday he had the bridge in shape for travel.
                                 LIST OF PENSIONERS, COWLEY COUNTY.
LISTING “Number of Certificate.” MAW]

                Hendricks, Abraham D., Winfield, sh wd lt side of neck & results, $18.00.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1883.
Stoves, Tinware, Pumps, Rubber & Leather Belting.
                                        Lowest prices on Tin and Sheet Iron work.
West side Main street, between 9th and 10th Avenues, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                              OUR FAIR.
                                   The Stockholders Meet and Elect a New Board.
                                                         A Splendid Record.
On Monday afternoon the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association met in the Opera House for the purpose of re-organizing the Board of Directors for the year 1884, and receiving reports of the condition and doings of the Association for the year. About seventy-five stockholders, representing nearly all of the subscribed stock, were present.
                                       Hendricks & Wilson had one share of stock.
Hendricks entertain Mrs. Hendricks’ sister from Missouri...
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
A number of young folks were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks on last Monday evening in honor of Miss Alice Wherritt, of Mt. Pleasant, Missouri, a sister of Mrs. Hendricks, who has been visiting with her for a few weeks past. Miss Wherritt will return to her home the first of next week.
Fire: Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store...
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. Baird, 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
Mrs. Hendricks’ sister departs...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Miss Alice Wherritt, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, for some time, left this Thursday morning for Chanute, where she will visit a week with relatives before returning to her home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
The following bills were allowed and ordered paid.
Hendricks & Wilson, supplies for Council Room: $40.80.
Mrs. A. D. Hendricks visited by relatives...
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tincher, of Chanute, returned to their home Monday morning after a week’s visit with Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks. They are relatives of Mrs. Hendricks, who accompanied them to Chanute for a short visit.
A. D. Hendricks visited by friends: W. D. Myers and W. S. Patrick of Missouri...
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
W. D. Myers and W. S. Patrick, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, old acquaintances of A. D. Hendricks, visited Winfield last week with a view of locating in the mercantile business.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
The following bills were ordered paid.
Hendricks & Wilson, supplies, $10.25.
Mrs. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
                                              SCISSORED PARAGRAPHS.
                    Interesting Items Gathered From Our Neighboring Exchanges.

                                           ARKANSAS CITY REPUBLICAN.
The Baptist Sewing Circle of Arkansas City, this week, issued invitations to persons at Winfield and at home, to a social gathering to be held Friday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation. From Winfield were: Rev. Cairns and wife, Mr. Johnson and wife, E. H. Bliss and wife, Mr. Johnson and wife, E. H. Bliss and wife, Mr. Hickok and wife, Mr. Gilbert and wife, Mr. Hunt and wife, Mr. Silliman and wife, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Waite, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix, Misses C. Bliss and Tyner. Twelve came from Winfield in the bus, and the remainder in carriages. They expressed themselves as very much pleased with the appearance of our city.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Best Rubber Hose and Hose reels at Hendricks & Wilson.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
M. L. Read and M. L. Robinson have purchased from J. E. Conklin the lot and building now being occupied by Hendricks & Wilson’s hardware store. The consideration was eight thousand dollars.
Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
                                                            DEXTER EYE.
Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks, of Winfield, were among the visitors of the Gem of the Valley, this week. They are much pleased with Dexter and Mr. Hendricks contemplates engaging in the hardware business at this point. Mr. Hendricks is an energetic, enterprising businessman, just such a man as Dexter needs, and The Eye extends a cordial welcome.
Laura Hendricks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
Miss Laura Hendricks left Tuesday for a visit to her grandparents in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. The little lady was put in the care of several Winfield people who were going eastward, to insure her safe delivery at the desired place.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
                                        Hendricks & Wilson listed as stockholders.
                                                     SPECIAL PREMIUMS.
The following special premiums are offered by the citizens of Cowley County. Parties wishing to compete for them must enter articles same as in other class, and must also comply with the instructions and requests named in the premium.
President J. F. Martin will have charge of this department, make assignment of articles, and appoint the necessary judges.
                          BY HENDRICKS & WILSON. HARDWARE DEALERS.
$2.50 For the Largest Pumpkin raised in Cowley County.

Hendricks visited by relatives...
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tincher, of Chanute, spent Sunday in the city with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks. Mr. Tincher is a member of that jolly fraternity, the commercial drummers.
Mrs. Hendricks visited by niece...
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
Miss Hattie Thornton, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, is visiting with her aunt, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks. She is a very bright, intelligent young lady and will be quite an addition to our society during her stay.
Laura Hendricks, daughter, returns...
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
Miss Laura Hendricks returned last week from a visit to friends in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
Miss Hattie Thornton, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, is visiting with her Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
Quite a pleasant social party was given by Mrs. A. D. Hendricks at her residence on 11th Avenue to eight or ten couples of the young people in honor of Miss Hattie Thornton, of Pleasant Hill.
Hendricks & Wilson: display...
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
Hendricks & Wilson had a wonderful display in their window Saturday evening. It was made up of gas jets in every conceivable kind of burner and globes. The burners were arranged by Gus Goegel, their gas fitter, who can carry a gas pipe where any person can carry a tow string. There were over a dozen of the jets running and they attracted much attention. He will soon have the firm name set forth in letters of light in front of the store by means of a pipe made of perforated gas pipe neatly joined into letters. Gus is a genius and understands the plumbing business clear through.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.
Miss Hattie Thornton, who has been visiting with her Aunt, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, for some time, returned to her home in Missouri Tuesday. She is a very bright and accomplished young lady and her presence will be missed in our society circles.
Hendricks & Wilson...
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Hendricks & Wilson had a display of stoves which was highly creditable to their ever-reliable establishment. Mr. Hendricks was kept busy explaining the points of interest to the gentle housewives, who are always looking out for improvements in the cooking art.
                                                     SPECIAL PREMIUMS.
By Hendricks & Wilson, $2.50 for largest pumpkin in Cowley County, D. P. Hurst.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1884.

The family of Mr. A. D. Hendricks has been prostrated with sickness during the past week.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
Miss Laura Hendricks is dangerously ill.
                                      Hendricks & Wilson. Hardware Dealers.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The store room of Hendricks & Wilson contains one of the most complete stocks in the city, and the integrity and experience of the firm have long since been established. They do a very thrifty business and in the last few years their establishment has spread astonishingly, now ranking with any of its kind. Their stock embraces everything in hardware, stoves, and tinware. They also do a large business in plumbing and gas fitting, carrying a complete line of fixtures and employing one of the best plumbers in the west.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks left Saturday for a few weeks’ visit to relatives in Pleasant Hill and other places in Missouri.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
                                                  HENDRICKS & WILSON
                                                             DEALERS IN
                                                   Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
                                         STOVES, TIN & SHEET IRON WARE
                                               Plumbers, Gas and Steam Fitters.
                Hose, Reeds, Lawn Sprinklers, Gas and Water Plumbing at Lowest Rates
                                                   and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
                                West side Main street, between 9th and 10th avenues.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
The old City Council held its last meeting Monday evening.
The following bills were ordered paid.
Hendricks & Wilson, supplies, $30.00.
Laura Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
The Young People’s Social and Literary Society met last evening with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Curns. Dr. Kirkwood gave a sketch of the life and works of J. G. Holland, with a selection from his writings; beautiful instrumental and vocal music was given by Misses Mamie Baird, Pearl Van Doren, and Laura Hendricks, and voluntary performances of a literary and musical character were presented by others. Mrs. Curns provided palatable refreshments and entertained the company in a manner most agreeable.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
Hendricks & Wilson have furnished the editor with the cutest little telescope extension pocket scissors that one could imagine. What Hendricks & Wilson cannot furnish in the fine cutlery line is not worth having. With this instrument we expect to write bright, original editorial paragraphs.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
                                                  HENDRICKS & WILSON
                                                           -DEALERS IN-
                                                 Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
                                       STOVES, TIN & SHEET IRON WARE
                                            Plumbers, Gas and Steam Fitters.
             Hose, Reeds, Lawn Sprinklers, Gas and Water Plumbing at Lowest Rates and
                                                      Satisfaction Guaranteed.
                            West side Main street, between 9th and 10th avenues.
R. W. Handy, friend of A. D. Hendricks, locating in Arkansas City...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
R. W. Handy, from Osborne County, this State, an old friend of A. D. Hendricks, is here to locate. His family will be here in a few days.
Maggie Hendricks: daughter of A. D. Hendricks???...
                                                     DECORATION DAY!!
                 Winfield Celebrates it in a Grandly Appropriate Manner—A Perfect Day!
                                                 HONORS TO THE DEAD!
              The Patriotic People of Cowley Turn Out En Masse—Music, Speeches, Etc.
                                     A BIG DAY IN WINFIELD’S HISTORY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
                                                   GRAVES DECORATED.
The service of grave decoration then began. The garlands were deposited by a bevy of Misses and boys, in charge of Mr. A. E. Baird and Dr. F. H. Bull, and composed as follows: Maude Conrad, Alma Rogers, Maggie Hendricks, Hortense Kelly, Maude Cooper, Lottie Caton, Lottie McGuire, Mattie Paris, Lulu McGuire, Winnie Limerick, Katie Beck; Master Charley Stewart, Robert Scott, Clifford Stubblefield, Clyde Albro, Johnnie Scott, Robbie McMullen, Waldo Baird, Charley Greer, Harry Hunt, George Carson.
                                                        LEGAL NOTICES.
                                                  Auditor’s Report for May.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
                                        Jail supplies, Hendricks & Wilson: $16.50.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The west half of A. D. Hendricks’ quarter block, where his residence is, was sold Monday through J. M. Stafford, for $500.
Harry Hendricks, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
H. C. Wherritt, after a week’s visit with the family of A. D. Hendricks, left for his home, Pleasant Hill, Mo., taking with him little Harry, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks. He was delighted with Winfield.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks and Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson...
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra M. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, pair silver goblets.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
The city council held an adjourned meeting Wednesday afternoon.
The following bills were ordered paid:
Hendricks & Wilson, supplies, street commissioner, $190.
A. D. Hendricks has guest, Fouche or Foutch, President of Bank, El Dorado, and a cousin of Mr. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
We received a pleasant call from Mr. John Fouche, President of the First National Bank, El Dorado, Friday. He is an old friend of Mr. A. D. Hendricks and a guest at their home.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. John Foutch returned to their home at El Dorado Tuesday, after a short visit with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks.
Harry Hendricks returns home...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Master Harry Hendricks, little son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, returned home Tuesday after a short visit at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, accompanied by H. C. Wherritt, nephew of Mrs. Hendricks.
A. D. Hendricks, secretary, Richfield, town owned by Winfield men...
                                             ANOTHER WINFIELD TOWN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
An now another Winfield town has sprung up in the west. It is located in the center of Kansas County, the southwest corner county of the state, and is called Richfield. It is owned by Winfield men, with a few from Cedarvale. J. A. Cooper is president, A. D. Hendricks, secretary, and George W. Robinson, treasurer. A. T. Spotswood will go out at once, and will be the resident agent and secretary. This town is located in a beautiful country, they say, and has big prospects.
Abraham D. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Abraham D Hendricks et ux to Arthur H McMasters, lot 6 and w hf lot 5, blk 231, Fuller’s ad to Winfield: $500.00.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks...
                                                          PEARL PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.

One of the pleasantest parties of the season assembled at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt last Saturday evening to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their wedding. The spacious rooms were well filled and the host and hostess were everywhere present with their careful attentions which, seconded by Miss Anna, made the enjoyment complete. During the evening the Rev. Mr. Reider was brought forward and in a neat and appropriate speech presented to the host and hostess a beautiful set of silverware as a testimonial of the high appreciation of the contributors for the recipients, accompanied by a card with the compliments of the following: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. McClellan, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Young, Rev. and Mrs. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Rinker, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McGraw, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Crippen, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin. This silver tea set embraced cake basket, berry dish, six teaspoons, and sugar spoon. Dr. and Mrs. Geo Emerson, pearl card case. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, silver fruit dish.
Capt. Hunt responded as happily as the emotions of this surprise would permit.
A magnificent collation was placed before the guests, which was highly enjoyed, and after music and other entertainments, the party dispersed with many thanks to their entertainers for the pleasures of the evening. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Silver, Mr. and Mrs. John Keck, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Handy, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mrs. McClellan, Mrs. Whitney, Sr., and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Manser, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. James McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Elder, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McRaw, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Mrs. J. A. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt.
Hendricks & Wilson...
                                     FLORENCE, EL DORADO & WALNUT.
                       The Township Committees Meet and Arrange Propositions.
                                                   Some Convincing Figures.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.

The committees, appointed at the citizens’ meeting, to work up the submitting of propositions for the extension of the Florence El Dorado & Walnut railroad from Douglass to Winfield, met yesterday afternoon in McDougall’s hall to determine on the apportionment of the amount of aid asked. Judge T. H. Soward called the meeting to order. S. P. Strong was chosen chairman and W. J. Wilson, Secretary. M. L. Robinson then explained the object of the meeting, to get everything in readiness for aggressive work in submitting the propositions and securing this road.
Every movement must have money back of it to insure its success. This and other enterprises needing agitation take money. Contributions were called for to be placed in the hands of the Winfield Enterprise Association for use in submitting these railroad propositions and any other progressive enterprise for which the Association sees necessity. Over $500 was subscribed.
                                               Hendricks & Wilson gave $5.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
George Reed has returned from Ashland, having proved up on his claim, and is back at his old place with Hendricks & Wilson.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Some “ornery cases,” on Christmas morning, stole from the editor’s desk, his knife, and since that time he has had to work with dull pencils, black finger nails, and bad erasers, so that his work had an unusual slouchiness about it, but Hendricks & Wilson have come to the rescue with a magnificent, sharp, pearl-handled knife with compliments. They have a certain pride in seeing THE COURIER come out with neatness and dispatch and are ready to supply the needed utensils as witness the pocket scissors which write the original editorials. Hendricks & Wilson always know what is wanted, always have the best, and always sell at the lowest living prices. In short, they are businessmen worth having in any community.
Mrs. Hendricks and Harry go to Missouri due to her mother’s illness...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Mrs. A. D. Hendricks and little Harry left last Monday for Pleasant Hill, Missouri, in answer to a telegram announcing the very dangerous illness of her mother.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Mrs. A. D. Hendricks and little Harry returned Friday from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, where they had been summoned by the serious illness of Mrs. Hendricks’ aged mother, but left her very much better.
Mrs. A. D. Hendricks and daughter, Laura, attend party...
                                                HAPPY PASS THE HOURS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.

The G. O. Club gave one of the most pleasurable parties of the winter series in the commodious home of Misses Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Thursday evening. It was a bad night, but with the excellent hack facilities of Arthur Bangs, the elements were conquered and by nine o’clock the following very jolly crowd were present: Mrs. M. Hite, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks and Miss Laura, Misses Sallie Bass, Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Ida Johnston, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Leota Garry, Nellie Cole, Maggie Harper, Anna McCoy, Mary Randall, Eva Dodds, and Mary Berkey; Messrs. G. E. Lindsley, F. and Harry Bahntge, Frank N. Strong, P. S. Hills, A. F. Hopkins, R. E. Wallis, Jr., Will E. Hodges, Everett T. and Geo. H. Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Wm. D. Carey, and Frank H. Greer. For novelty, all were accompanied by a sheet and pillow case, and the first half hour witnessed only ambling phantoms, whose ghostly presence was weird and mysterious. But a little of the ghost business was enough, and soon all were happily mingling in their natural array. Music, the light fantastic, cards, and various appropriate amusements, with an excellent luncheon, filled in the time most enjoyable until 12 o’clock. The Misses Rodgers are very admirable entertainers, graceful and jolly, and made a genuine freedom among their guests most acceptable.
Willie, oldest son of A. D. Hendricks, taken violently ill...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Little Willie, oldest son of A. D. Hendricks, was taken violently ill Saturday night with congestion of the brain and spine, but is a little better at this writing.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Little Will, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hendricks, who has been suffering with brain fever for some time, is much better.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Mr. A. D. Hendricks’ little boy is recovering, to the joy of their many friends.
A. D. Hendricks...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
A. D. Hendricks is now in the “wild west.”
                                              RICHFIELD LEADER CLIPS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
A. D. Hendricks, of Winfield, spent several days in the city of his building. Mr. Hendricks is a member of the Richfield Town Company. He was surprised and delighted at the boom and substantial growth of our little city. He left for home Thursday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
A. D. Hendricks returned from the “wild west” Monday, and reports everything on a boom.


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