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P. A. Huffman

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
Captain P. A. Huffman, from Indiana, father-in-law of Charley Holmes, arrived last week, has rented the Burkhalter property on Manning street, and is permanently located.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Mr. P. A. Huffman purchased, last week, twenty acres of land adjoining the town of Ashland, Clark County, for fifteen hundred dollars. Three months ago the whole quarter section off of which this was sold was purchased for fifteen hundred dollars, and the original owner thought he was getting a big price.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
Capt. P. A. Huffman returned from Indiana Friday. He has on the road a lot of fine Jersey cattle.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Capt. P. A. Huffman has purchased of Mr. Frank Hall, one of his shares in Ashland. The Captain will take his course westward and progress his interest. There’s millions in it.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Cap. Huffman received a lot of Jersey cows from Indianapolis Wednesday. They are of fine grade. He will sell them.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
A. H. Doane bought a fine Jersey cow and calf of Capt. Huffman Thursday, and now A. H. will get fat and slick on Jersey cream. We understand the price paid was $275.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers, filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
Emanuel Klauser and wife to Peter A Huffman, lots 11 and 12, block 208, Fuller’s addition: $3,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Capt. P. A. Huffman has bought the Klauser property on East Ninth Avenue for $3,000 and will make it his home. It is very neat property and conveniently located.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
John Murray, from Indiana, a heavy dealer in lumber, was here Monday looking out a location to start a lumber yard. He is doing this on the strength of the D., M. & A. He likes the town very much, and no doubt will make this a distributing point for other yards. Captain Huffman and Mr. Murray leave for Kansas City Monday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Capt. Huffman returned Sunday from a few days at Ponca agency. He witnessed a big Indian war dance and “caught on” to many characteristics of the noble Red Skins.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
College Hill Town Company to J F Huffman, lots 11 and 12, blk 16, in C H Winfield: $250.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
John F. Huffman, of Thorntown, Indiana, a brother of Capt. Huffman, is visiting his brother, with a view of locating here.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Judge Byron K. Elliott, of the supreme bench of Indiana, and his son, Will Elliott, city attorney at Indianapolis, are now taking in Winfield and surroundings. They are stopping with Captain Huffman, an old friend. Would it not be in order for our folks to have the Judge tell us his opinion of Kansas and Winfield before his return?
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
A H Fitch et al to John F Huffman, sw qr ne qr 24-34-4e: $750.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The speed ring runs along—the smoothest way under the superintendency of James Vance, and the judgeship of Capt. P. A. Huffman, Messrs. A. T. Spotswood, and Sol Burkhalter. They are old in turf experience and can readily tell every point in a race.
The entire fruit exhibit, over a hundred and fifty plates of every variety, was carefully packed in barrels today and left via Adams Express over the S. K. this evening for the State Fair at Indianapolis, accompanied by the committee appointed by Cowley’s real estate men, President Jas. F. Martin, Capt. P. A. Huffman, and Mr. J. D. Guthrie. The fruit was splendidly preserved and under the management of this experienced committee, will make an exhibit of grand advertisement to our magnificent county. It will make the Hoosier’s eye bug with a great big illuminated B. The Express Company transported the exhibit free.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
A meeting was held at THE COURIER office on the Fair Grounds today to arrange for exhibiting the display of Cowley County fruit at the Indiana State Fair next week. H. G. Fuller was chosen chairman and N. T. Snyder secretary. The meeting was enthusiastic. Mr. Snyder stated that the real estate men of Arkansas City would bear their share of the expense. Mr. Manser moved that the real estate men should pledge the sum necessary to carry the exhibit east. A committee consisting of Messrs. Manser, Fuller, and Snyder was selected to attend to the finances. President Jas. F. Martin, J. D. Guthrie, and Capt. Huffman were selected to take the exhibit to Indianapolis. This idea is one of the best ever proposed in the interest of our county. A finer exhibit of fruit than ours was never made, and its display, appropriately decorated with banners, will make the Hoosiers’ eyes bug out. The committee start Saturday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.

DRAWING EMIGRATION. The Indianapolis Journal, in its write-up of Indiana’s State Fair, gives the grand fruit exhibit sent from Cowley County, this handsome notice: “‘And where is Cowley County!’ was the eager inquiry of hundreds of the thousands who looked admiringly upon the magnificent array of apples, pears, peaches, grapes, melons, and other products temptingly spread in the Exposition Building. Well might they ask, for surely a finer fruit display was never seen in Indiana. Cowley County is in Southern Kansas, on the border of the Indian Territory. The exhibit is for the purpose of advertising to the world the productiveness of that new and wonderful region. The display is in care of Capt. P. A. Huffman, a well known Indianan, recently moved there, together with J. F. Martin, President of the Cowley County Agricultural Society, S. P. Strong, vice-president, and J. D. Guthrie, one of the directors. The county seat is Winfield, a beautiful little city of 7,000, with gas, water, and every convenience possessed by Indianapolis. Arkansas City, another beautiful little city of 4,000 residents, is also in Cowley County. This county, only fifteen years old, is the eighth in population, ranks eighth in the production of corn, ninth in cultivated lands, and tenth in wheat. It has 30 post offices; church organizations, 36; church edifices, 26; value of church property, $110,000. Of organized school districts, it has 145; school buildings, 143; value of buildings, $162,817; school population, 10,800. In June 1870, when the first census was taken, its population was 726. It is now 32,000. Its climate is that of the most salubrious portions of middle Tennessee. No wonder it is fertile, as it is watered by the Arkansas and Walnut rivers, and Silver, Grouse, Rock, Timber, Dutch, Little Dutch, Muddy, Badger, Beaver, Otter, Cedar, and Steward creeks, all of which are skirted with timber, such as walnut, oak, locust, cottonwood, hackberry, sycamore, mulberry, ash, elm, hickory, maple, etc. We fear that Captain Huffman and the gentlemen with him, together with the handsome showing of the products of this Kansas garden spot, will cause an exodus of thrifty, enterprising Hoosiers to that place which we can hardly afford to spare.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
The Indianapolis Evening Minute gave the exhibit of Cowley County at the Indiana state fair this meritorious send-off. “Cowley County, Kansas, comes to the front with a display that is unparalleled in the history of our fairs, and the show is more marvelous when we learn that the entire exhibit is from this one county alone, and not gathered up from the entire state. To enumerate more particularly, there are forty-seven varieties of apples along, seven varieties of pears, and an endless profusion of peaches and grapes, mammoth melons and enormous pumpkins, corn, wheat, oats, rye, and barley, and many other items that must be seen to be fully appreciated. As this exhibit is intended more to advertise Cowley County, it has been placed in charge of representative men, including Capt. P. A. Huffman, a well known citizen of Indiana, who now makes Kansas his home; J. F. Martin, president of the Cowley County Agricultural Society; S. P. Strong, vice president; and J. D. Guthrie, one of the directors. These gentlemen are prepared to give all the information desired; but for fear some may miss seeing them and fail to learn the facts, we will state that Winfield is the county seat, with 7,000 inhabitants, and possessing all modern conveniences in the way of gas, water, etc., and as the city is, so is the county, fully up to the march of modern improvement in all that makes life pleasant. The moral tone of the county is exemplified in the fact that prohibition of the liquor traffic is strictly enforced, schools and churches abound on every side, and the emigrant leaving his home in the east for Cowley County finds that instead of moving into the wilderness, he has only exchanged one civilization for another and perhaps a better one.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.

JAMES F. MARTIN HOME. “I arrived home Sunday morning from Indianapolis, having left our fruit exhibit on Friday evening last in care of Capt. Huffman, Mr. Guthrie, and Mr. Strong. The directors decided on Friday to continue the fair through Saturday, hence the necessity for some of us to remain. The anxiety on my part in regard to health of my family caused me to turn thus early homeward, not even remaining long enough to take a look at the city and its suburban residences and public buildings. While I am glad to find my family comfortable, I am led almost to regret being deprived of their pleasure. Mr. Guthrie will probably return on Tuesday, and Mr. Strong in eight or ten days. Capt. Huffman will start homeward with a splendid lot of Jersey cattle about the middle of the week. The Captain had a splendid opportunity to make his selections and Cowley will thus have a fine acquisition. My companions no doubt had a world of trouble with the fruit, etc., on yesterday, from which knowingly, I made an escape. During the fair we had hundreds of appeals for samples of the exhibit, that they might carry them to their homes, but from necessity we could not grant such requests during the fair, but finally arranged that at 12 o’clock on Saturday, the distribution would take place. Just think of about fifteen hundred people, more or less, clamoring for a share. Penning these lines in haste, I leave the reader to imagine the dilemma of my friends, and how, at this distance, I can enjoy, to them, a terrible ordeal.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
Capt. P. A. Huffman, prominent among the committee in charge of Cowley’s victorious display at the Indiana State Fair at Indianapolis, writes as follows. The Captain is an old Indianian and speaks authoritatively of our success.

“The Cowley County fruit exhibit at the Indiana State Fair was the envy and the admiration of the thousands of Hoosier who saw it, and your modest exhibitors were overwhelmed with congratulations. The questions regarding Cowley County that were showered upon us, we answered to the best of our ability and we venture to say that the information was put where it would do the most good. There is a strong interest in Indiana regarding Kansas and the eyes of enterprising Hoosiers by the thousands are turned in that direction. I think you had better make preparation for a large influx of Indianians into Cowley if one tenth of the promises we have heard come to anything. Our display was in competition with that of five states and carried off all the honors. We had some difficulty in getting a proper location for our exhibit, owing to the very narrow mind of the superintendent, he thinking that it was all out of order to give us a space from the fact that our exhibit was calculated to take away their citizens. I at once proposed to box our fruit and leave, knowing full well that it would be a large advertisement for us, but the President, learning the fact, stopped it, and we were treated with much kindness. We really now have nothing to complain of, as the Cowley County exhibit received from the newspapers here, from all the horticulturists, even those who were in competition with us, and from everybody else, the most friendly and hearty praise. When we told the Hoosiers that Winfield was a city of 7,000 people, with gas, water works, and all the comforts of civilization, and that Arkansas City was a beautiful place of nearly 4,000 people, and both cities in a county 15 years old, which in 1870 had only 700 population, and today has over 35,000, they rolled their eyes in the wildest wonder. Tomorrow is the last day of the fair, but today closes our exhibit. I only wish to say as a steward of the people of Winfield, that I feel as I had done my whole duty, and further, never in all my life have I had the pleasure of working with a more liberal and industrious committee of men, generous to a fault. P. A. HUFFMAN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Capt. P. A. Huffman, Mr. J. D. Guthrie, and Mr. S. P. Strong, who with President Jas. F. Martin, had charge of Cowley’s grand agricultural and horticultural display at the Indiana state fair at Indianapolis last week, got home yesterday. They are hilariously enthusiastic over the magnificent success of our display. It was the biggest strike ever made for our splendid county. The committee were continuously besieged by eager witnesses and enquirers. Our committee did stalwart work in advertising Cowley. Besides the wonderful surprise and admiration elicited by our mammoth productions, thousands of circulars were distributed, showing up the vast resources of our county. Our fame was spread all over the east by this grand display, and an immense immigration is a surety. But the crowning point to our exhibit was the fact that a Michigan exhibitor who was downed by Cowley, bought thirty-five varieties of fruit from our display, took them to St. Louis, and took the first premium with them as Michigan apples—Cowley’s victory, you see. Think of our young county getting the first honors in such an exposition, and competing as fruit from Michigan, but glorious for Cowley County. That we can down the world for prolific productions is assured. The fourteen-year-old kid gets away with its full grown cotemporaries of any age or breed. Hip! Hip!! Hurrah!!! Messrs. Huffman, Martin, Guthrie, and Strong have the sincere appreciation of every citizen for the grand work they have done in this big advertisement.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
Still the newspaper encomiums on the grand exhibit and victory of Cowley County at the Indiana State Fair come rolling in. The latest to catch our eye is the following, from the Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, Democrat. “Everybody asked where in this wide world is Cowley County? They were told that it is in Southern Kansas, bordering on the Indian Territory. Capt. P. A. Huffman, a former Hoosier, together with J. F. Martin, president of the Cowley County Fair, were the gentlemen having the great exhibit in charge, assisted by other members of the society. Their county, although only fifteen years old, is the eighth in population. They came here with the largest and unquestionably greatest display of fruits ever made in Indiana. Apples and peaches that would make the mouth of a Buckeye water, to look at them. Apples, well we cannot attempt to describe anything so tempting as they were. Some of the Indianians present say they fear the exhibit will cause an exodus from their number that they cannot well afford. We have always heard of southern Kansas as being a great fruit country, and now we are satisfied that it is all it has been represented to be.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
P. A. Huffman has received a car load of high bred Jerseys. They are daisies.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
BARGAINS! BARGAINS! A car load of purely bred Jersey heifers and cows for sale cheap. Also a Registered bull, all solid squirrel grays with black paints. I will only keep them here two weeks, after which they will be moved to Wichita. Come at once for bargains. I can be found at Holmes & Son’s grocery store. P. A. Huffman.

[Note: In the next item P. A. Huffman refers to an article written by Thomas A. Blanchard that appeared in a Winfield Courier issue on the previous Wednesday. The daily issues of the Winfield Courier were sometimes repeated in the weekly edition, but in this case the letter written by Blanchard did not get repeated. MAW]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
UNION SOLDIERS. I noticed quite a nice letter in THE COURIER of Wednesday from Mr. Blanchard. I only wish to add that a few years ago it was very properly conceded by all parties in the north that other things being equal, the fact that a candidate for office had been a union soldier was to be taken to his advantage over a candidate who has not been a soldier. This was right and proper then and it is right and proper now. The man who volunteered in the service of his country as a soldier had and has a superior claim to recognition at the hands of the people who remained at home. The man who went to serve his country at $13 a month, leaving behind him the comforts and quiet of home, encountering the perils of the march, the camp, and the battle has certainly a superior claim to favor over a man who sat by his fireside and read of these things in the papers. Few, if any, men went into the army to make money. They entered the service from patriotic motives and to them should be accorded all proper benefits. Some might say that patriotism is having a market price attached to it. It is true that men went into the army as a matter of patriotism or duty, but the duty was alike to all the men who went as to the man who did not go. But it is not true that they claimed a price for their patriotism. It very ill becomes the man who remained at home in the peace and quiet of his fireside or who being too young to or who for any other reason did not go to say that the soldier has no superior claim on the country. These army associations are not partisan associations, but if they were, why might they not be so in the north as they are in the south. No man in the south or of the south can get an office unless he was a confederate soldier. Service in the confederate army has been a claim for all candidates. The truth is the soldiers of the union have been self-denying in their demand for office. There has not been an election in the north since the war closed at which federal soldiers have not voted for men who were not in the army. How times have changed since the close of the war. Mr. Lamar, the present Secretary of the Interior, who has the final decision of all questions relating to the granting of pensions to union soldiers, was not only a confederate soldier but he resigned his seat in Congress to become a confederate officer. More than fifty brigadier generals were members of the last House of Representatives, and every member of the United States Senate from the States lately in rebellion, was either in the rebel army or in the rebel congress. These are the men who with the dough faces of the north make the laws for the loyal soldiers of the nation, and who pass upon their pensions and the bills in which they have an interest. It ill becomes any man in the north to complain that union soldiers hold their camp fires, have their army organizations, and their re-unions. Has the time come when the Union soldier must apologize for the part he took in the war? I hope not. But soldiers, I do hope that the few chickens that were taken from the enemy by way of business, will not be recorded against you in the big book, but that the Provo guard now on duty at the gates of the new Jerusalem will present arms to you as you come straggling in and tell you that you are welcome to the best they have. P. A. HUFFMAN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

Martha Hand to John F Huffman, se qr ne qr 24-34-4e, 40 acres: $800.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
Messrs. J. Devening, Fred Kinsinger, and D. McCutcheon, all prominently connected with the C. H. & D. railroad, arrived this morning from Cincinnati. John F. Check, of Sedan, accompanies them. They came with letters from old friends of Captain Huffman, who spent some time here, hunting and relaxing. They brought fine bird dogs and some hunting outfits, including regulation suits. The Captain will accompany them to the Territory with which his frequent trips have made him familiar. With the Captain as chaperon, they will certainly have the big time anticipated.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
A BIG HUNT. Cap Whiting, P. A. Huffman, John Keck, Kendall Smith, and A. J. Thompson returned Saturday from a hunt in the Territory, and report an immense time. They were lucky enough to secure the full swing and liberty of a Ranch upon getting into the happy hunting grounds, the owner wishing to go off on a short visit. They took in three deer, one hundred ducks, ten turkeys, several wagon loads of chickens and quails. They report plenty of soldiers down there guarding Uncle Sam’s domain.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The annual hunt of the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club, yesterday, was all in a conglomerate mass on the floor of the Brettun House office last evening, where President Harter and Secretary Glass conducted the count of the terrible slaughter and gave the individual scores. It was a tired crowd of hunters, many of them looking very sad eyed. The unlucky ones swore on a stack of powder that Cowley County is just about gameless—some of them didn’t see a cotton tail all day; yes, some of them didn’t see anything, which is verified by the nonentity of their score; but hardly by the appearance of their ammunition, which seems to whisper, “wasted on the desert air.” But an honest consultation of hunters was unanimous in the verdict that they never did so much traveling for so little game. The game appeared to have been notified of its impending fate and crawled in its hole. Capt. Huffman’s division laid it over Capt. Hunt’s division by a good majority. The losing side sets up the banquet at the Brettun tonight, when a big time is anticipated. James McLain, as last year, bobbed up serenely with the champion score and raked in the gold medal. Dr. Riley, with a score of 20, raked in the tin medal.
Huffman’s Division.
P. A. Huffman, 1620; Jas. McLain, 1755; J. N. Harter, 410; Fred Whiting, 665; K. McClung, 765; Chas. Holmes, 730; F. Kessinger, 180; John Eaton, 235; J. R. Handy, 1130; Q. A. Glass, 115; Dr. J. G. Evans, 385; Dr. Emerson, 385; Dr. Riley, 20; J. B. Garvin, 215; T. J. Harris, 65; L. M. Williams, 170. Total: 8,845.
Hunt’s Division.
J. S. Hunt, 595; Jas. Vance, 705; F. Clark (didn’t hunt); Jap Cochran, 955; H. D. Gans, 910; J. B. Nipp, 805; J. Denning (didn’t hunt); Geo. Jennings, 805; M. L. Devore, 320; Geo. Headrick, 390; A. H. Doane (didn’t hunt); Geo. McIntire, 320; G. L. Rinker, 220; J. Barnthouse, 260; Hop Shivvers, 260; D. McCutcheon (didn’t hunt). Total: 6,445.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.

Thursday night was the occasion of the annual banquet of the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club. The annual hunt occurred the day before, the victors and defeated had received their scores, and now was another meeting, to eat, drink (water), and be merry; the “greenies,” or unfortunates, telling how they walked and walked, and fired and fired, and came out with only a few cotton-tails; and the victors were to explain how they managed it in getting so much salt on the tails of their game. The banquet, of course, was spread in the large dining hall of the Brettun, “set up” by the losing division, under Captain Hunt. Messrs. Harter & Hill did themselves proud in the preparation of the banquet, a magnificent array of about everything obtainable in the culinary art, with waiters most attentive. At nine o’clock the feast began, partaken of by the following.
Victors: P. A. Huffman, captain; Jas. McLain, J. N. Harter, Fred Whiting, K. McClung, Chas. Holmes, F. Kessinger, John Eaton, J. R. Handy, Q. A. Glass, Dr. J. G. Evans, Dr. Emerson, Dr. Riley, J. B. Garvin, T. J. Harris, L. M. Williams.
Defeated and had to set ’em up: J. S. Hunt, captain; Jas. Vance, F. Clark, Jap Cochran, H. D. Gans, J. B. Nipp, J. Denning, Geo. Jennings, M. L. Devore, Geo. Headrick, A. H. Doane, Geo. McIntire, G. L. Rinker, J. Barnthouse, Hop Shivvers, D. McCutcheon.
Judge Soward, an old member of the club, Ed. G. Gray, the scribe and a few others, were admitted to the feastorial court as guests.
The feast over, Judge Gans, in a happy speech characteristic of the Judge, presented James McLain, whose score of 1755 made him the champion “sport” of the club, with the gold medal, a beautiful solid shield, engraved: “Presented to James McLain by the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club, for the highest game score, in 1885.” Jim was all “broke up,” as he should be, and asked John A. Eaton to the rescue for a response. John is always equal to any occasion and set the crowd in a roar with his unique remarks. Then came the presentation of the tin medal to Dr. Riley, for his lowest score of 20. Judge Soward’s wit bubbled out in a speech very witty and sparkling, full of happy hits. The Doctor’s response was very appropriate. Lively toasts on the “pot-shot,” the “professional shot,” and various subjects were dissected by Huffman, Vance, Emerson, Nipp, and others. It was a very happy occasion throughout, one to be long remembered.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Capt. Huffman, with his Cincinnati friends, F. Kinsinger, D. McCutcheon, and J. Devening, of the Bee Line railroad, went to the Territory today on a hunting tour.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Col. E. M. Heath, an old friend of Capt. Huffman, is at the Brettun, from Crawfordsville, Illinois. He is a stock raiser of large means and experience, and will likely make some investments here. He is very much taken with our city and county.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
F. Kinsinger, J. Devening, and D. McCutcheon, friends of Capt. Huffman, who have been here from Cincinnati for a week’s hunt and general recreation, left for home this evening, having had a delightful time. They are conductors on the Bee Line.
P. A. Huffman: New Partner, Harris & Clark, realtors...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
Harris & Clark, our real estate firm, have taken in a new partner, Captain Huffman, who is well known here to be a good businessman and a rustler. The old firm stands upon a solid basis as live real estate men, and with the new acquisition will be still stronger. They will make real estate hum in this part of the world. They will make loans a speciality and will furnish money to parties desiring it in any amount as cheap as anybody.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
Capt. Huffman sold J. D. Guthrie a fine Jersey cow, which was delivered today, price paid, one hundred and fifty dollars.
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. The townships through which the road will run were represented as follows.
Rock: S. P. Strong, H. F. Hornady, E. J. Wilber, and W. H. Grow.
Fairview: J. C. Page and T. C. Covert.
Walnut: J. C. Roberts, J. B. Corson, John Mentch, T. A. Blanchard, J. Anderson, W. D. Roberts, and E. M. Reynolds.
Winfield: H. H. Siverd, J. A. Eaton, D. L. Kretsinger, Col. Whiting, T. H. Soward, B. T. Davis, M. L. Robinson, S. J. Smock, G. H. Crippen, J. E. Conklin, W. P. Hackney, G. L. Gale, Chas. Schmidt, W. J. Wilson, Ed P. Greer, H. E. Asp, A. H. Limerick, F. C. Hunt, and J. W. Curns.
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 as follows.
Harris, Clark, and Huffman gave $15.000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Harris, Clark & Huffman sold Monday a half block on 10th avenue in A. J. Thompson’s addition, to Mr. Wikoff, of Peoria, Illinois. Mr. Wikoff will at once erect a fine residence and make this his future home. Price paid, $1,400. Mr. Wykoff is a man of wealth and intelligence and is a great acquisition to our city.
      [Note: First two times, Wikoff. Last time, Wykoff. Wonder if this should be “Wyckoff.”]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
Harris, Clark & Huffman have sold to C. M. Leavitt, of THE COURIER, lots 5 and 6 in block 35, A. J. Thompson addition, $450; also sold the Col. McMullen property on 9th avenue to A. J. Thompson for $2,600; to B. White, lot 3, block 38, H. P. addition, $50; lots 7 and 8, block 22 to Albert A. Salla, $150. Harris, Clark & Huffman have plenty of cheap money to loan.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
At the last meeting of the city rulers, a petition was presented by P. A. Huffman, J. R. Clark, T. J. Harris, C. A. Bliss, B. F. Wood, and E. S. Bliss, asking for an electric light franchise. These gentlemen look to the system being put in by Wichita, Newton, Emporia, and other towns of our size.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Sala and Eden, the lady artists, lately located here, have on exhibition at Harris, Clark & Huffman’s office a very fine crayon portrait of Governor Oliver P. Morton, Indiana’s famous war governor. Mr. Huffman pronounces it an excellent likeness, he having intimately known the Governor.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
The office of Harris, Clark & Huffman has a wildcat staring out of the window with wicked mien. It was killed in the Territory, sent to a Cincinnati taxidermist, and comes back a fine basis for a menagerie. It stood, when killed, over three feet in its socks.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
Tom J. Harris, of Harris, Clark & Huffman, got home Wednesday from a week’s rambles in Missouri and places in Kansas on business. He gives his rail reflections in the Daily.
Capt. P. A. Huffman sells his interest in firm to A. J. Thompson...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
A. J. Thompson has bought the interest of Capt. Huffman in the real estate business. The firm now stands Harris, Clark & Thompson, and will make things hustle this spring.
Capt. P. A. Huffman begins selling real estate for Curns & Manser...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Capt. Huffman is now with Curns & Manser in the real estate business.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Captain Huffman received a neat little box by mail Monday, which he had some fear might be an infernal machine; but was much relieved to find it was a beautiful scarf pin sent from an old friend in Cincinnati.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
George T. Huffman is doing some fine painting for his brother, Cap Huffman.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Capt. Huffman has been confined to his home for several days with pneumonia, but is now out.
Daily Calamity Howler, Wednesday, October 7, 1891.
Capt. P. A. Huffman returned this week from a business trip to Velasco, Texas. While gone he accepted a position as business manager of a large real estate firm at Velasco. He has gone to Chicago and other eastern points. He will go to Texas as soon as he returns from the east. This is a good hit for the Captain, who will give satisfaction to his employers.


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