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J. S. Mann

[Handled Clothing, Hats, Caps, Books, Shoes, and Gent’s Outfitting Goods.]
Winfield Directory 1880.
Graham, Geo., Clerk, J. S. Mann, boards Mrs. Bacon’s Restaurant.
MANN, J. S., clothing, boots, shoes, furnishing goods, hats, caps, and gloves;
Main, e. s. bet 8th and 9th avenues; r. Mansfield bet Blanden and Court House.
Scott, G. W., clerk, J. S. Mann, r. Loomis, w. s. bet 7th and 8th avenues.
Winfield Directory 1885.
Board of Education, 2nd ward: J. S. Mann; Geo. Ordway.
Mann J S, clothing, etc., 909 Main, res 1205 Millington
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
We were pleased to meet Mr. J. S. Mann, from St. Louis, last Monday. Mr. Mann intends to engage in business here, and has rented the building belonging to Mr. Hughes on south Main street.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Mr. J. S. Mann, from St. Louis, has arrived in Winfield and will open up a stock of gents’ outfitting goods in the building formerly occupied by Stuart & Wallis’ clothing house.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1879.
Mr. J. S. Mann has been busy opening up his goods this week. He has a very fine stock and is making many improvements in the building in order to show his goods to the best advantage.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1879.
Mr. J. S. Mann has refitted and refurnished the Boyer building on Main street, and has opened his stock of clothing, hats, caps, books, shoes, and gent’s outfitting goods. Mr. Mann has been in the clothing business for years and has the advantage of buying his goods at the very lowest wholesale prices, which advantage he proposes to give his customers by selling at the lowest reasonable rates and at ONE PRICE ONLY.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1879.
The pleasant face of Mr. Ed. King will hereafter be seen behind the counters of Mann’s clothing store. Although Mr. King has been among us but a short time, he has won many friends who rejoice to know that he will still continue to be one of us.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
J. S. Mann is confined to his house by sickness. Mr. D. L. Kretsinger is in charge of the clothing business.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.
J. S. Mann, the clothier, is erecting an immense sign over the front of his building.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.

Mann’s clothing store narrowly escaped being burned last Thursday evening. The clerk, after blowing out the lights for the night, had occasion to relight one of them and threw the match on the floor. After blowing out the lamp and going out, he happened to look back and saw the fire blazing up above the counter. Help was called and the fire was extinguished without serious damage being done.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1880.
Mr. J. S. Mann and lady returned from St. Louis Friday.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.
J. S. Mann leaves for the east Thursday. He will buy a magnificent stock of clothing, etc., before returning.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 1, 1880.
Mr. Ed. Roland has gone to Winfield to take charge of J. S. Mann’s store during the latter’s absence, and may remain through­out the winter.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 1, 1880.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                               John S. Mann vs. J. D. Burt et al.
Winfield Courier, December 9, 1880.
Will H. Stewart, who has been clerking at J. S. Mann’s for several months past, left last week for Dallas, Texas. Will is a jolly good boy and leaves with the well wishes of many friends.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
J. S. Mann returned from Topeka, a victor in his case in the U. S. Court.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
J. S. Mann’s suit in the U. S. Court at Topeka was in relation to the damages he claimed of an eastern firm, who through a drummer, sold Mann $4,000 worth of goods to be shipped from the east at once. Before the order arrived, the goods had advanced twenty-five percent, and the firm refused to ship them. Mann claimed damages and the jury gave him $650.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Col. McMullen and lady entertained a number of friends at their home last week. The elegant parlors were comfortably filled, and we, at least, passed a pleasant evening. Those present were: Mayor and Mrs. Lynn, Rev. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Prof. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Loose, Mr. and Mrs. John Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carruthers, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Scoville, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Kinne, Mrs. Buck and son, of Emporia, and Mr. Harris, of Bushnell, Illinois.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1881.
The Ladies’ Library Association met at the library rooms on Tuesday, January 25th, and elected the following members as directors. Mesdames D. A. Millington, T. R. Bryan, T. G. Ticer, W. R. Davis, W. O. Scoville, J. C. Fuller, J. Swain,          Eastman, J. P. Butler,          Raymond, W. P. Hackney,           Wallis, A. E. Baird, M. L. Read, E. S. Bedilion, A. H. Doane, G. Emerson, J. A. Hyden, A. T. Spotswood, C. S. Van Doren, J. W. McDonald, J. S. Mann, J. S. Loose, J. A. Earnest. The six last hold over under the constitution. The three first are re-elected.
Winfield Courier, April 7, 1881.

On last Thursday evening was gathered in the magnificent salons of M. L. Robinson one of the largest parties which have assembled in Winfield this past season. The honors of the occasion were conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood in the most graceful and pleasing manner, making each of the guests feel delighted and happy. A new departure was made in the hour for reception which we cannot too highly commend, that of substituting 7 o’clock for the late hours which usually prevail, but the habits of some were so confirmed that they could not get around until nine o’clock. The banquet was excellent beyond our power of description. Nothing was wanting to render it perfect in all its appointments. At a reasonable hour the guests retired, expressing the warmest thanks to their kind hostesses and hosts for the pleasures of the evening. The following are the names of the guests as we now remember them.
Miss Nettie McCoy, Mrs. Huston, Mrs. S. H. Myton, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Eastman, Mrs. Ticer, Mr. M. G. Hodges, Mr. C. A. Bliss, Mr. W. C. Robinson, Mr. W. A. Smith, Mr. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Loose, Mrs. Herrington, Mr. and Mrs. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Linn, Mr. and Mrs. Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Platter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harden, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Dever, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Barclay, Mrs. W. F. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. F. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Baird, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
We have received many letters from Iowa and other states containing a letter written by Frank Manny, of this city, clipped from one newspaper or another, with the inquiry if the statements therein contained are true. We answered one of these briefly last week, but subsequently we learn that the Manny letter is being published widely in other states, not only as an argument against prohibitory liquor laws, but against emigrating to Kansas, and particularly against this city and county.
Below are statements of businessmen and leading citizens of this city and county.
J. S. MANN, Dealer in clothing, gents’ furnishing goods, hats, caps, boots, and shoes: My trade is less than it was a year ago, but I have demand for a better class of goods than was wanted a year ago. I do not think that prohibition affects my trade in any way.
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.

Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
LAWN SOCIAL. At the residence of Mrs. Mann (C. A. Bliss place) will be given a lawn social on Thursday evening of this week.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
                                                    J. S. Mann donated $5.00.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 10, 1881.
The Williams House, at Winfield, will after this week, be a thing of the past. Mr. Williams rented the building to J. S. Mann, who will use it for a clothing establishment.
Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.
A meeting of businessmen of Winfield was held last Friday evening and again Tuesday evening at which a board of trade was formed and will be incorporated under the laws of the state. The objects are stated: For the purpose of promoting and encouraging manufactures and manufacturing interests in Cowley County. The charter will expire August 1, 1890. The board of trustees consists of J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read. W. C. Robinson, A. E. Baird, C. A. Bliss, Robt. E. Wallis, and J. S. Mann.
Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.
The board of trade of Winfield filed its charter yesterday. The trustees for the first year are J. C. Fuller, M. L. Read, W. C. Robinson, A. E. Baird, C. A. Bliss, Robert E. Wallis, and
J. S. Mann. Topeka Capital.
Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.
The Williams House will be changed into a men’s clothing and furnishing goods house with J. S. Mann as lessee and proprietor of the stock.
Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.
AD: REMOVAL. I have leased the “Williams House” building, which I will remodel and fit up the finest Clothing House in Winfield, and will get possession this month; and until my removal I shall offer my stock of CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, SHIRTS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, UNDERWEAR, ETC. AT COST FOR CASH!
Calico Shirts, laundried, 37½ cents; Knit Undershirts, 17½ cents each; Scarlet Flannel undershirts (all wool), 78 cents. Other goods in proportion.
Remember this sale lasts only for the remainder of this month, and the goods must be sold in the time named. This is the best chance you will have to lay in a stock of Clothing, Boots, etc., low. Respectfully,  J. S. MANN.
Winfield Courier, September 1, 1881.
J. S. Mann removed his large stock of goods to the Williams House building Tuesday. He will now have more room and can get the part of his stock that has heretofore been stowed away under the counters out where people can see them.
Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.
J. S. Mann is selling a pile of goods in his new location, corner of Main street and 10th avenue, formerly the “Williams House.”

Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
The following is a list of presents from their friends.
Pair dining room pictures, Mr. and Mrs. Mann.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Dr. Fleming is now located at Mann’s old stand, two doors south of Wallis & Wallis.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
                      J. S. MANN, SOUTH MAIN STREET, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
R. W. Scott, a young man who for some time resided here, clerking for J. S. Mann and Eli Youngheim, has been arrested at El Dorado on a charge of forgery. He went from here to act as local agent for Jarvis, Conklin & Co. at El Dorado, and of late his actions have been suspicious and Mr. S. M. Jarvis came down to investigate, and found him a defaulter to the tune of two or three thousand dollars. He seems to have forged notes and mortgages and secured money on them.
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
The annual business meeting of the Baptist Church was held at the Courthouse on Saturday evening, December 31, 1881. The report of the officers show the following facts.
The following officers were elected for the next year: Clerk, J. C. Rowland; Treasurer, James McDermott; Trustees, C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson, J. S. Mann. B. F. Wood, and A. B. Arment; Organist, Miss Lola Silliman; Chorister, Geo. Cairns.
The church and Sunday School starts the new year under favorable circumstances, and it is hoped that beginning with next Sunday, they will be able to occupy their new house of worship, now nearly completed.
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., Shreves & 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.
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.
The business meeting of the Baptist Church was held Saturday evening. The church is in a most healthy condition. The membership is 192 and thirty new members have been admitted during the year. The following officers were elected for the next year.
Clerk: J. C. Rowland; Treasurer: James McDermott; Trustees: C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson, J. B. Mann, B. F. Wood, and A. B. Arment; Organist: Miss Celina Bliss; Chorister: H. E. Silliman.
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. Shrieves, J. W. Batchelder, J. L. Horning, T. R. Timme, J. L. Rinker, J. P. Short, B. F. Wood, J. A. Cooper.
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.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1882.
J. S. Mann is building a handsome residence on the lots just north of the Christian Church on 12th Avenue. Mr. John Craine has the contract for the foundation stone work.
Cowley County Courant, March 23, 1882.
The young people in placing the play of “Esmeralda” upon the stage were greatly assisted by Mr. Boles, clerk for J. S. Mann. Mr. Boles has had several years experience in the dramatic line, and proved a valuable assistant to the club.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1882.
Quite a delegation from Winfield was on our streets last Thursday and among them we noticed Rev. Cairns and J. S. Mann. We understand they represented the Baptist church, of Winfield, and were here to secure some bids from our people for work required on their new church building.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
J. S. Mann has an immense streamer built to hang across the street. It is of cloth perforated with holes, a la Barnum. Mann is fertile in advertising schemes.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
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.
Reception: J. S. Mann, W. R. Davis, J. F. McMullen, C. A. Bliss.
Cowley County Courant, May 25, 1882.
Work is progressing on the new residence of J. S. Mann, in the south part of town.
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882. Editorial.

Thirteen years ago the spot where Winfield now stands was but a place of beautiful prairie, covered with nature’s own green carpet. The buffalo had scarcely retired beyond the Arkansas, and the Osage Indians still lingered on the picturesque banks of the Walnut. The avant courier of civilization, the home hunter, began to come in from the east and from the north, and the aborigine, with his wives and little ones, sullenly bade adieu to his hitherto undisputable possession forever. As if invoking the blessing of Deity upon the enterprise, the town was “laid out” with the north star as a guide. From that day to this, through many troublesome and vexatious vicissitudes and trials, the sound of the hammer has not ceased to be heard, until Winfield today stands second to but few cities in the whole State of Kansas. Happily for Winfield, happily for the State, and happily for mankind, the early setters believed in schools and churches. He might not, and many did not, have any very active belief in what is called the Christian religion, but he did believe in the evidence and fruits of the Christian church, visible, as a mighty factor, in moulding and cementing the various atoms into a healthy, safe, and enlightened society. And while he might not be willing to admit his own need of civilization or Christianiza­tion, he was ever ready, ever solicitous, to have his children and his neighbors brought under so good an influence and into so pure an atmosphere.
Fortunate it was that the early settler had moral courage, although not always a believer in the generally received Chris­tian religion, as a means of salvation, to advocate the building of churches and the maintenance of the Sabbath school. Thus the believer and the unbeliever united to lay broad and deep, the foundation upon which are reared the seven churches of today.
No city in the state of equal population can boast, if boast we may, of so many splendid temples of worship. And the crowning glory of the whole is the magnificent structure, yesterday so solemnly, eloquently, and appropriately dedicated “to the worship of the living God.”
Gazing upon the vast congregation that filed out of that noble pile at the close of the service, our mind wandered back to the handful of communicants who assembled to hear the Rev. Winfield Scott preach the first sermon, which gave our beautiful little city a name.
The Baptist congregation was organized in the fall of 1870, with six or eight charter members, and Alvin W. Tousey as pastor. The meetings were held anywhere, wherever an empty shanty could be found, but often in the then new store of Bliss & Tousey, until the year 1872, when the stone building which stands on the old Lagonda block and now used for a boarding house, was erected and occupied.
The Baptist church has been extremely fortunate in the selection of their pastors. This, coupled with the indomitable energy and perseverance of the congregations, culminated in the erection of the finest church edifice in Kansas. Others may have larger seating capacity, but none of such rare symmetrical beauty of design and finish. The house properly seats seven hundred and fifty persons, and with a slight difference of arrangement will comfortably hold one thousand souls.
The house was filled yesterday long before the time for service to begin. The Wellington people showed their apprecia­tion of such an enterprise by chartering a special car and coming over seventy-five strong. Services were opened by the Rev. D. S. MacEwen, of Wellington. Prayer was offered by the Rev. P. F. Jones, of the M. E. Church, and a hymn was read by the Rev. C. H. Canfield, of the Episcopal Church of this city.
The report of the Building Committee accompanied with the key, was handed to the pastor, Rev. James Cairns, who turned the same over to the trustees. The report shows that the house cost in round numbers, $13,000, which had all been paid, and a balance of $43.17 still remained to the credit of the committee. Is there another church in the state that can make such a showing? No call for money, no frantic appeal for promises to pay in the future; none but the collection for ordinary expenses taken up.

The dedication sermon was preached by Rev. A. C. Peck, of Lawrence, Kansas, from the last clause of the seventeenth verse of the twenty-eighth chapter of Genesis, “This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” The sermon was one of great power and ability, showing the preacher to be a man of deep erudition and high scholarly attainments.
The choir was composed of Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Misses Zulu Farringer, and Josie Bard, and Messrs. H. E. Silliman, Richard Bowles, E. H. Bliss, Forrest Noble, and John Roberts, with Ed. Farringer as organist. The selections were appropriate throughout and finely rendered. After the singing of the grand old hymn, “All hail the power of Jesus’ name,” with great force and effect, the benediction was pronounced by Rev. C. R. Canfield, and the vast audience dis­persed, feeling that another oasis had been reached on the journey of life, and that another milestone had been passed on the road to heaven.
Cowley County Courant, June 29, 1882.
J. S. Mann’s beautiful residence on Millington Street is rapidly approaching completion. When done it will be an ornament to the city.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
J. S. Mann has gone east.
Winfield Courier, July 13, 1882.
BIG AD. KOOL CLOTHING. All Summer Klothing KUT TO THE KWICK, AND THEY ARE GOING WITH A BOOM! WE ARE DETERMINED TO CARRY OVER NO SUMMER GOODS IF LOW PRICES will sell them, and we find the PRICES MAKE ‘EM GO. But owing to the lateness of the season, some lines of goods of which I bought very heavily are not moving fast enough to please us, and we have put the knife into them and cut the prices wide open. They only need to be seen to be appreciated.
$3,500 worth of Men’s, Boys’, and Children’s Hats marked down to bed-rock. Boots and shoes ditto. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS IN MEN’S ALL-WOOL CASSIMERES AND WORSTED SUITS! As it is well known that I carry the largest and most complete stock of Clothing and Men’s Furnishings, it is scarcely necessary to make the statement here. If there be buyers of Clothing, Boots, and Hats, who have not heretofore patronized me, I say come and see.
            J. S. MANN, Outfitter for all Mankind. Corner Main Street and Tenth Avenue.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Mrs. J. S. Mann is off for a visit to her parents in St. Louis.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Last Saturday the final subscription to the Creamery stock was made and the enterprise became an assured fact. We fully believe that it will prove one of the best investments made in the county and furnish a valuable market for the dairy products of Cowley.
Mr. M. W. Babb, the originator of the enterprise, came here about a year ago and, after visiting various creameries throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, came home with the necessary papers and information and went to work, aided by a few of our public-spirited citizens; among whom Mr. J. P. Baden was first and foremost, with the success before mentioned. The following is a list of the stockholders.
                                                 J. S. Mann, one share, $50.00.

Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Mr. J. S. Mann has nearly completed his beautiful residence. Mr. Randall, the architect, is entitled to great credit for the handsome appearance of this dwelling.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1882.
Bond of T. H. Soward, Police Judge, with S. L. Gilbert, Jos. O’Hare, I. D. Gans, T. R. Bryan, and J. S. Mann, as sureties, was read and approved.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
At the regular July meeting of the Library Association the following ladies were elected as directors for the year ending 1883: Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. D. C. Beach, Mrs. J. W. Curns, Mrs. M. L. Jewell, Mrs. A. L. Schaffhausen, Mrs. Fahnestock, Mrs. Albro, and Miss Alice Dunham.
                                              MRS. E. T. TRIMBLE, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.
AD. FALL CAMPAIGN. First Shot at Young Men’s Suits.
We are opening up the handsomest line, by a large majority, of Young Men’s Dress Suits and Business suits yet seen, and several cases yet to hear from. In cut style and make up, we distance all competitors and fully 10 PERCENT LOWER than any yet offered. With many young men the question of clothes is an important one. They must dress as well as their neighbors, and like to dress even better, and to do so by a small investment is an absorbing consideration. The problem is solved by visiting our OUTFITTING ESTABLISHMENT, WHERE THE Latest Styles, Choicest Patterns, and the Newest Goods are Found made up  in a manner to gratify the most fastidious. If you wish to do yourself justice, do not settle the clothing question or invest one single cent in this line until you see our
                                                 ELEGANT ATTRACTIONS.
Double and Single-Breasted Sack Suits.
Square Corner and Cut-a-way Suits in great variety.
Frock Suits—short and long skirt.
English Walking Suits.
London Cut-a-ways.
Box Suits.
Prince Albert and Chesterfield.
In fact, everything in vogue and that will be worn for the season of 1882-3. Parents will remember when thinking of “Fitting Out the Boys for School,” that we carry a complete line of School Suits, Hats and Boots, as well as everything else needed by the little fellows to keep them comfortable for the winter.
                                           THE WHOLE LINE IS COMPLETE
and you are invited to inspect it. You will be waited upon by gentlemanly salesmen who will not force you to buy, but simply show you the goods, allowing you to be the judge. Hoping to see you soon, and with thanks for the very liberal patronage of the past year,
                          I remain, Yours truly, J. S. MANN, Outfitter for all Mankind.
                                           Corner Main Street and Tenth Avenue.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.

Sporting News. The Grand Annual hunt of the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club took place last Thursday. The club met at the Brettun House Monday evening and elected J. N. Harter and Fred Whitney captains. Each hunter, with the advice of his captain, selected his route, and most of them went out to the field the evening before. The following is the score.
J. N. Harter, Capt., 2,700; Jas. Vance, 1,400; Frank Clark, 1,140; Frank Manny, 200; Jacob Nixon, 1,780; Ezra Meech, 620; Sol Burkhalter, 610; Dr. Davis, 310; C. Trump, 150; Ed. P. Greer, 160; E. C. Stewart, 120; G. L. Rinker, 360. TOTAL: 9,550.
Fred Whitney, Capt., 110; G. W. Prater, 290; J. S. Hunt, 1,130; C. C. Black, 1,070; Jas. McLain, 1,000; A. S. Davis, 100; H. Saunders, 130; Q. A. Glass, 240; A. D. Speed, 240; Dr. Emerson, 190; J. S. Mann, 100; J. B. Lynn, 000. TOTAL: 4,660.
The gold medal was won by Mr. Harter. The tin medal will be won by J. B. Lynn. On next Wednesday evening the nimrods will banquet at the Brettun, at the expense of the losing side. The score made by Mr. Harter has never been equaled in this county.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
Bond of L. H. Webb as City Clerk, with W. C. Robinson, J. Wade McDonald, W. S. Mendenhall, and J. S. Mann, as sureties, was read and approved by the Council.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
                                J. S. Mann was one of those who signed the petition.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.
BOOTS AND SHOES. I am just receiving the best assortment of MEN’S FOOT GEAR YET SHOWN IN WINFIELD. And at Prices that will Secure Your Trade.
Outfitter to all Mankind.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.

Our veteran clothier, J. S. Mann, comes to the front this week with an extraordinary spring clothing boom. He is one of our most enterprising and foreseeing businessmen, and months ago began preparations for a spring trade, which he feels sure will out-do anything  of the kind yet attempted here. He has filled his mammoth store room with the choicest and best products of Eastern manufactories. In its selection he has kept pace with growth and increasing wealth of our county, and the goods displayed are a much finer grade and more stylish than heretofore introduced in the Western trade. Indeed, his cheapest lines of goods are equal in style and fit to a merchant tailor’s work. No citizen can afford to go through the summer without a visit to Mann’s clothing emporium.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
In my Spring stock of Fine Clothing I have this season outdone all former efforts, and show an assortment of fabrics in SACK AND FROCK SUITS, COATS, VESTS, AND SINGLE PARTS IN ALL SHADES, From which the most FASTIDIOUS DRESSERS Can make a choice, of which they may well feel proud.
A very large and elegant variety of PLAIN & FANCY SHIRTS AND FURNISHING GOODS. Most complete line of BOOTS AND SHOES IN THE CITY.
Returning thanks to the citizens of Cowley County for the large share of patronage bestowed on me in the past and soliciting a continuance of same, I remain, very truly,
                                                              J. S. MANN.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.
Mr. R. J. Brown has resigned his position as chief clerk for A. T. Spotswood and taken a position with J. S. Mann. Mr. Brown is a pleasant gentleman, a good salesman, and a valuable acquisition to any establishment.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Monks, of St. Louis, are visiting with their daughter, Mrs. J. S. Mann. They are well pleased with Kansas and Cowley County and compliment Winfield highly.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.
Messrs. Al. Clark, of Creswell, and J. S. Mann, of Winfield, were appointed to count the funds in the treasury.
Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.
J. S. Mann is making some handsome improvements to the grounds surrounding his residence.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                Where the Money Came From.
The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.
                                                      J. S. Mann gave $5.00.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann entertained a number of their married friends on last Thursday evening. An elegant collation was served and all enjoyed themselves as persons only can in the pleasant home of such royal entertainers.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.

J. S. Mann still keeps up his old gait as a leader in “the busy marts of trade.” From the start he took the front rank and has been pushing steadily forward ever since until today his big clothing establishment is a matter of pride to our city as well as a source of profit to its proprietor. . . .
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
In my Spring stock of Fine Clothing I have this season outdone all former efforts, and show an assortment of fabrics in SACK AND FROCK SUITS, COATS, VESTS, AND SINGLE PARTS IN ALL SHADES, From which the most FASTIDIOUS DRESSER Can make a choice, of which they may well feel proud.
A very large and elegant variety of PLAIN & FANCY SHIRTS AND FURNISHING GOODS. Most complete line of BOOTS AND SHOES IN THE CITY.
Returning thanks to the citizens of Cowley County for the large share of patronage bestowed on me in the past and soliciting a continuance of the same, I remain, very truly,
                                                              J. S. MANN.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.
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.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.

Dr. C. L. Dunn, late from Ohio, has located in Winfield and has his office over Mann’s store. He is a pleasant gentleman and will doubtless make a success in battling with the physical ills of life.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
Witness: J. S. Mann: $21.00.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
The Secretary of the Baptist Sunday School furnishes us with the following report.
The following named teachers have been present every Sunday this year: B. F. Wood, J. S. Mann, and Miss Mary E. Miller.
Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.
J. S. Mann has succeeded in clearing away most of his summer goods, having had a wonderful trade in these goods, and is now receiving his first installment of fall goods, with which he is supplying the place of vanishing lighter goods. Mann says it is no trouble to sell goods for he can readily show just what is wanted and please his customers with the price the first time. He is encouraged to lay in the heaviest and best stock in his line for the Fall and Winter trade ever brought to Winfield. Mann is a man, and no one wanting clothing, furnishing goods, hats, etc., can afford to neglect to call on him.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
J. S. Mann still  leads in novelties, in Gent’s furnishings. He has just received a full line of fall hats, latest style and best makes. They contain some of the nobbiest designs yet introduced, and will be the rage among our young men.
                                         Kate Weimer’s Birthday Celebration.
Last Thursday eve, the young folks of both sexes for miles around gathered at the house of Mr. W. B. Weimer, in honor of Miss Kate Weimer’s birthday, and a more grand and enjoyable affair has never been seen in the Walnut Valley before. The evening was spent in singing and other amusements and at the usual hour supper and ice cream was served. The table fairly groaned under the many good things. Under the kind hospitalities of the worthy hostess and Miss Kate, every person enjoyed themselves hugely and after a late hour they departed, leaving behind them their best wishes and a goodly number of valuable presents.
The following is a list of the presents given, and by whom.
Mrs. Mann, lace.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
“AT HOME.” Having spent several weeks in the leading manufacturing cities making selections of Fall and Winter fabrics, we are even better enabled than ever to cater to the wants of the people. Fortunately for you, as well as for ourselves, we were in the market and had the benefit of the great fluctuations in Woolen goods the past few weeks. This put us in a position to purchase at our own price. The result need only to be seen to be appreciated.
The flattering success accorded our efforts last season has induced us to enlarge the range of our stock until in point of variety, style, and uniformly close prices our establishment
                                        TOWERS OVER ALL COMPETITORS!
We introduce for the season of 1883-84, in addition to our regular line, a high grade of suitings and overgarments, such as has never been shown by any House in these parts.

Attention is invited to the superior FIT and Style of these goods. We display a complete assortment and shall endeavor to merit our well-earned reputation for furnishing the
                              BEST-FITTING AND MOST STYLISH CLOTHING
ever shown here. To those who never patronized us in this direction we would respectfully extend an invitation to call and examine at least a part of our stock before making their purchases. We are satisfied we can save them money and gratify their tastes.
Our new stock of Fall and Winter Boots and Shoes for Men and Boys is just opened. You cannot afford to buy your foot gear without seeing these goods. We carry the best makes in the market.
Our stock of Furnishings and Underwear comprises everything desirable in the market.
We still hold our position as “Leading Hatters.” We have all the new styles and staple shapes.
Do not fail to price our Gloves. Yours in Earnest,
                                J. S. MANN, Corner Main Street and Tenth Avenue.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann returned from the East last week. J. S. has bought heavier than ever for the fall trade and his store is crowded with goods from top to bottom. His excellent selections and low prices will soon clean them out.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
                                        AT THE TOP AND AT THE BOTTOM.
In all that pertains to a first class clothing store and outfitting house, J. S. Mann is at the top. The people of our city and county have assigned him this position. He is now making a display worth the careful attention of those interested in their personal appearance.
Every garment guaranteed perfect in fit, finish, and fashion. In this respect, he is pre-eminently at the top.
In some respects he is at the bottom. When he is making his contracts for goods in the east, he purchases at the bottom price. This places him in a position to let his customers in on the ground floor, and enables him to give his patrons bottom prices.
It will pay every citizen of our county to call and see Mann’s new stock.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
R. J. Brown left Wednesday for his old home in Kentucky to remain. For several years past Mr. Brown has been one of the most popular salesmen of our city, being for the last six months engaged with J. S. Mann, the Clothier. He carries with him the well wishes of many warm friends.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
Mr. A. H. Jennings, a brother of S. H. and County Attorney Jennings, recently from Delaware, Ohio, is helping J. S. Mann through the rush of fair week and may remain with him for some time. He has many years experience in the clothing business.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
The Torrance-Fuller buildings are nearly ready for the roof and are expected to be furnished in a few weeks. J. S. Mann talks of occupying one of them with his clothing establishment.

Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
                                                 CLASS M. FANCY WORK.
Pin cushion, worsted, Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, city, 1st prem.; Mrs. J. S. Mann, city, 2nd.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.
R E M O V A L. We have decided to remove our business location to a new building South of the banks on Main street; consequently for the next few weeks we shall offer a special line of drives, to which we call your attention.
Our prices will astonish competitors and please you. Our goods are fresh and clean from the best manufacturers in the East; but we prefer to make a sacrifice rather than move them. We mean business and ask you to call and see our
                                      GRAND PROCESSION OF BARGAINS!
Our Overcoats this season are beyond compare with any other House. Now on hand a full line, from the common Chinchilla at $6.00 to the finest Satin.
Special inducements offered to buyers of Boys’ and Children’s Overcoats and Ulsterettes. Twenty different styles.
Bargain No. 1. Men’s, Boys’ and Children’s OVERCOATS.
Bargain No. 2. BOOTS for Men and Boys.
Bargain No. 3. GLOVES. Best $1.00 Glove in the State.
Bargain No. 4. UNDERWEAR and HOSIERY.
Remember the place: Old reliable J. S. MANN.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.
J. S. Mann is making big preparations for his removal.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.
J. S. Mann is doing a land office business in clearing out his Clothing and Men’s Furnishing Goods preparatory to moving into the new Torrance & Fuller building. Now is the time to buy your winter clothing at low prices.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller entertained a large number of friends at their elegant home Friday evening. It was a pleasant company and the hospitality was highly enjoyed. Among those present were Mayor & Mrs. Emerson, Mr. & Mrs. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. Hickok, Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mr. & Mrs. Mann, Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Millington, Mr. & Mrs. Silliman, Mr. & Mrs. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. Tomlin, Mr. & Mrs. Col. Whiting, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Greer, Mr. & Mrs. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mr. & Mrs. Dr. Green, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. & Mrs. Branham. Also, Mr. Elbert Bliss, Mrs. Albro, Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Foos, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Ripley, of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Judge Buck of Emporia. These evening gatherings are becoming quite a feature in our social life, and nowhere are they more heartily enjoyed than at Mr. Fuller’s.
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1884.

Now that I am at home and the smoke of the battlefield has cleared away, and I have had my Christmas dinner, I take a calm and unprejudiced view of Winfield and the people. I should take Winfield to be as healthful as any of the Western towns or cities, and more so than many of them. I did not discover any local cause for sickness. Judging from the six weeks I was there, and what I heard from some of the citizens, I should say that you have a delightful climate, except the hot winds in the summer and now and then a blizzard in the winter. Judging from what I saw on the streets on Saturdays especially, I take it the county round about the town is being settled up with good, substantial, frugal citizens. I did not see but two men under the influence of Mr. Winslow’s maddening tonic. One man, not a woman, I thought, had recently kissed Mr. Winslow, or his breath was a little perfumed with the tonic. It certainly is bad enough to kiss a nice, decent man, or to permit yourself to be kissed by one, but to kiss old Winslow is infinitely worse than to kiss a pig pen. I did not hear but three oaths. Two of them were uttered by grown men, and the other by a little girl about four or five years old. If she is not checked pretty soon, it will prove her eternal ruin. One dark night one of your good citizens, but I don’t think he belonged to any church, made a little mistake. Stepping up behind me not far from the Post Office, he said: “Say, I’ve got a bottle of old rye; let us go in and take a little.” At this moment the light from a lantern flashed upon the scene, and I said, “You are mistaken in your man, sir,” which he had now discovered, whereupon he put up a job of running that was really amusing to look upon. How far he ran and when and where took up, I cannot say. Have never been among a people I learned to like better than the people of Winfield after I had been there about three weeks. I can truthfully say that I never had such a time to get a meeting started. The Baptists seemed ice-clad and the sinners iron-clad. But how changed the scene when we got acquainted. All the while I could not blame the people because there are so many frauds of every kind, preachers and evangelists, as well as others traveling over the country, that people are bound to protect themselves from their often well laid plans. Judging from an insulting note I received while in Winfield, some people had an idea that I was after money, and I take this occasion to say that money was never mentioned by the Pastor, Bro. Cairns, or myself during the correspondence relative to my going to Winfield, and I certainly never mentioned it myself while in the town, while there nearly six weeks. One brother handed me three dollars and a country brother sent me five dollars, and the night I left Bro. Bliss handed me $10 and said that something more, he thought, would be made up, and I learn that something more has been done, but how much I do not know. The members of the church and congregation contributed $25 to aid in building a house of worship in my town, and Miss Lucy Cairns raised $16, and Miss Sola Farringer $5, and Pleasant Cookson, V. R. Bartlett, J. S. Mann, Rev. E. P. Hickok and Mrs. S. R. Hickok contributed $5 each. Miss Edith Stone, Charlie Dever, E. T. Rogers, B. K. Stalcup, Miss Nettie Case, Josiah E. Wilson, and John W. Soward agreed to raise, or pay $5 each by the first of March for the same purpose, making in all for the church $106. If my life and health is spared, I hope to visit Winfield some more, for I think it a good place, with a number of the best people I ever knew. I know that my Baptist brethren have had a pretty hard struggle in building their very handsome house of worship, but as soon as they get a good breath they must add at least four rooms to their parsonage.

I have told my people here that Winfield has four of the handsomest church buildings I have ever seen outside of a large city. The capital invested in drinking saloons here is worth five times as much as all the church buildings put together. I am trying to have one nice church building here, which will inspire others to do the same. W. E. PENN.
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. [J. S. Mann held one share of stock.]
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1884.
Our young friend, Dr. H. M. Winn, late of Park & Winn, who a short time ago sold out to Park and went west on a prospecting tour, has returned and says Winfield is the place yet. He has secured the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Wright, over J. S. Mann’s clothing store, corner 10th and Main Streets, and has opened an office where he may be found day or night.
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.
THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED $5.00: J. S. Mann was one of those who paid $5.00.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.

On Tuesday evening of last week Mrs. M. L. Whitney threw her pleasant home open for the reception of invited friends. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Kirkwood, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. McCloud, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Beeny, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mrs. Dr. Van Doren, Mrs. D. L. Kretsinger, Mrs. ____ White, Miss Martin, and Miss Mary Hamill. Refreshments formed an interesting supplement at the proper hour and under the royal entertainment of the hostess and family, the company pronounced it one of the most pleasant social gatherings of the winter.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Ladies’ Library Association will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, at 3 p.m. At the last semi-annual meeting the following named ladies were elected as officers and directors for the ensuing year. For president, Mrs. C. S. VanDoren; vice president, Mrs. T. B. Myers; secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lunday; treasurer, Mrs. C. B. Millington; librarian, Mrs. W. L. Mullen. For directors: Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. M. J. Wood, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Mrs. A. E. Dawson, and Mrs. F. W. Finch. Secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED. Having been informed that certain irresponsible parties—self-styled competitors—are circulating the report that we do not intend to move, we announce that we will be in our NEW QUARTERS by April 1st. The lease is signed and delivered, and for the next ten days we offer sweeping drives in Men’s and Boys’ Clothing, Boots and Hats. We guarantee you medium quality goods at same prices you will pay for cheap slop shop, and fine goods at no higher prices than you will pay elsewhere for only a medium article. Don’t miss this, your grandest opportunity.
                                             J. S. MANN, The Leading Clothier.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
J. S. Mann has moved his stock into the Fuller building, south of the banks, and now has a better location and more roomy quarters.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
Mrs. J. S. Mann was called to St. Louis last Friday by a telegram announcing the death of her grandmother.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
It is rumored that Sid Majors will lease the building vacated by J. S. Mann, and again convert it into a hotel. Sid would be just the man to fill the demand for more hotel accommodations.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.

With the fine weather we enjoy a greatly increased trade. The NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS which we have been opening up in our new store for the past week are proving remarkably good sellers. Our many customers who have patronized us in our new quarters, and are Now Wearing Our New Goods, come in to tell us how much their suits are admired and how well they are pleased themselves. To know our customers are so well pleased is a great source of gratitude to us. WE INTEND THIS AS AN INVITATION to inspect our goods, and for you to see the extremely low prices at which we are selling nice, all-wool, dressy suitings and extra pants of all varieties. We are also selling All the Novelties in Young Men’s Hats and Stylish Furnishing goods. We close for the present by extending to all of our many friends in this county and out of it an invitation to come in and see us in the BEST AND ONLY WELL-LIGHTED CLOTHING HOUSE in the State—the only one thoroughly lighted from both ends. This month we are making a run on a line of very dressy suits at $15.00, which we guarantee cannot be produced elsewhere at less than $18.00. Call and be convinced. Yours Truly, J. S. MANN, THE LEADING CLOTHIER.
                                              In new building south of the Banks.
Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.
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 yesterday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation.
From the former were Rev. Cairns 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. Wait, 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.
The following were from this city: Mr. Stacy Matlack and wife; Mr. Geo. Cunningham and wife; Mr. Wyckoff and wife; Mr. Allen Ayers and wife; Mr. H. P. Standley and wife; Mr. C. W. Coombs and wife; Mrs. Matlack, Mrs. Clevenger, Mrs. Klopf, Mrs. Landes, Mrs. C. T. Atkinson, Mrs. Loveland, Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. T. C. Bird, Mrs. C. C. Hollister, Mrs. B. Goff, Mrs. Cypher, Mrs. H. W. Stewart, Mrs. Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Chapin, Miss Blaine, Miss Fitch, Miss Anna Hunt, Miss Jennie Upton, Mrs. Lent, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Rev. Wood and wife. 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. At one o’clock, a delicious “lap-a-mince,” consisting of dessert, cake, and ice cream was served. The guests are under obligations to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder for a very enjoyable time. The receipts were about $25.00, which will be placed in the general fund for building the new Baptist Church in this city.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 30, 1884.
The dinner given by the ladies of the Baptist Church of Arkansas City at the residence of Mrs. N. T. Snyder last Friday was quite a social event, nearly one hundred persons participating in the luxuries provided. Quite a delegation of Winfield friends were present, among whom we noticed: Mr. and Mrs. Cairns, Mr. and Mrs. Hickock, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Johnson, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Waite, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Collins, Miss C. Bliss, Miss Tiner. The affair was enjoyable in the extreme and in its management our ladies certainly achieved unusual success.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
J. S. Mann and lady combined business and pleasure in a trip to Wichita Tuesday afternoon, returning Wednesday.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1884.
Mr. Carl Farewell, who has clerked for J. S. Mann for some time past, returned to his home, Decatur, Illinois, last Monday.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1884.

WE ARE NOW IN OUR NEW QUARTERS AND EXTEND AN INVITATION. With the fine weather we enjoy a greatly increased trade. The NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS , which we have been opening up in our new store for the past week are proving remarkably good sellers. Our many customers who have patronized us in our new quarters, and are NOW WEARING OUR NEW GOODS, come in to tell us how much their suits are admired and how well they are pleased themselves. To know our customers are so well pleased is a great source of gratitude to us.
                                      WE INTEND THIS AS AN INVITATION
to inspect our goods, and for you to see the extremely low prices at which we are selling nice, all-wool, dressy suitings and extra pants of all varieties. We are also selling
                    All the Novelties in Young Men’s Hats and Stylish Furnishing Goods.
We close for the present by extending to all of our many friends in this county and out of it an invitation to come and see us in the
in the State—the only one thoroughly lighted from both ends.
This month we are making a run on a line of very dressy suits at $15.00, which we guarantee cannot be produced elsewhere at less than $18.00. Call and be convinced.
In new building south of the Banks.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Mort Tanner, J. S. Mann’s sprightly young salesman, left Monday for a recreating trip to Topeka and Kansas City.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann will leave the last of this week for a six weeks trip to the lakes and through the east. J. S. will lay in his fall supply of clothing and gents furnishings during his absence. No one is better prepared to enjoy a recreation trip than J. S. Mann. His trade this year has been greater than ever before. His establishment, through judicious advertising and fair dealing has gained a place in the confidence of our people which must indeed be gratifying.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann got off for the east Monday afternoon.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
D. A. Swift, formerly at the New York Store, assisted by the sprightly Moore Tanner, will have charge of J. S. Mann’s Clothing establishment during the absence of the proprietor.
Winfield Courier, July 31, 1884.
The semi-annual meeting of the Ladies Library Association was held last Tuesday and elected six directors, as follows: Mrs. Whiting, Mrs. Bullene, Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mrs. Kate Wilson, and Mrs. Geo. Rembaugh. Those directors holding over are: Mrs. W. H. Shearer, Mrs. M. J. Wood, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Mrs. H. E. Dawson, and Mrs. F. W. Finch; the president, Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, and the secretary, Mrs. N. J. Lundy. The Association is in a flourishing condition.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.

The following is a list of the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association: J. S. Mann on the list.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
EDS. COURIER. Gentlemen: Please announce through your columns that I have made arrangements with manufacturers here which will enable me after September 1st to do a Wholesale Business in Winfield in addition to my rapidly increasing retail trade.
For the benefit of merchants here, will say: Instead of your ordering goods from St. Louis and Cincinnati, you can, after September 1st, buy in your own town. You will pay no higher price, and yourselves are well aware you will get a much superior class of goods, and you can buy in such quantities as you need, from half a hundred to half a dozen.
Extending to you the compliments of the coming campaign, I remain,
                                                 Very truly yours, J. S. MANN.
P. S. To make room for the new Invoices, I have instructed my salesmen to close out my entire stock received prior to August 1st even at less than cost. J. S. M.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
Go and see J. S. Mann’s $4 and $6 suits.
Go and see J. S. Mann’s fine all wool suits for $10 to $12.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
The enterprise of Winfield merchants is proverbial, but in no case is this more strongly brought out than by our leading clothier, J. S. Mann. From year to year he has moved into larger quarters as his trade and stock increased until now his store is one hundred feet deep and contains every known article in the way of clothing for man or boy—from a pair of socks for three cents to a necktie for ten dollars. He is this year making preparations to eclipse every former effort and for that purpose has passed beyond the great wholesale houses and at the moment of this writing is in the great center of the manufacturing districts, at Salem, Massachusetts, dealing with the man who takes wool from a sheep’s back and transforms it into clothing of splendid make, perfect finish, and latest style. He proposes hereafter to be his own “middle-man,” and will add a wholesale feature to his already immense business. Mann is a pioneer in trade, and believes in the theory of “quick sales and small profits.” He will make a stir in the circles this fall greater than ever before.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
Go to J. S. Mann’s for nobby Hats.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
Girl Wanted: To do work in small family, good wages will be paid. Apply to J. S. Mann.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.
This month J. S. Mann opens up a wholesale business in connection with his well established retail trade. Judging by the size and number of cases of goods that have been delivered at the rear of his store in the past ten days, we conclude he not only expects to supply our county, but the whole State with Clothing, Hats, Boots, etc. J. S. has always carried a first-class stock and his business has constantly increased to an extent to warrant him to embark in this enterprise. The COURIER wishes him all the success to which his energy and vim entitle him.

Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
A lamp exploded in J. J. Mann’s clothing store last Wednesday evening, throwing all over the goods, and destroying and damaging nearly a thousand dollars worth of goods. There was considerable excitement for a time and the fire companies were out, but did not turn on the stream. Mr. Mann had gas pipes ready, but was waiting for fixtures before taking out his lamps.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
To the Public. I have recently associated with me my sister, Miss Anna McCoy, who has received preparation from the best musical instructors in New York City, and who will be prepared to give thorough instruction in both vocal and instrumental music. She shall be able to furnish every recommendation to pupils, and respectfully solicit the patronage of parents who are desirous of supplying their children with either vocal or instrumental instruction. Terms will be furnished upon application.
                             Respectfully, Nettie R. McCoy. Residence of J. S. Mann.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
Hose Co. No. 1, fires at Whiting’s, Mann’s, Kirk’s, and call of mayor to exhibit waterworks in May last, $42.00.
Hose Co. No. 2, fires of Whiting, Mann, and Kirk, and call of mayor to exhibit waterworks to Independence officials, $43.00.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! From the fire in our store, several thousand dollars worth of Goods were PARTIALLY destroyed. In some instances no part of the suit was injured but the vest, and that only slightly; but the Insurance Companies were compelled to pay us a percentage of value on the whole suit. This puts us in a position to sell some goods EXTREMELY CHEAP! and you can MAKE this gain by calling for these goods early. You cannot afford to lose this, your grand opportunity. Don’t be deceived by clap-trap, but come and see for yourself. We can afford to almost give these goods away, and you will be convinced of this fact when you give us a call. J. S. MANN, THE LEADING CLOTHIER AND OUTFITTER.
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
J. S. Mann has given us another touch of metropolitan airs in a perforated sign of his business suspended across Main Street.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
                                                         The City Parliament.
The city fathers met in regular session Monday evening. The sidewalk petition of W. H. Smith and 9 others for sidewalk along 10th Avenue and on Lowry Street was presented, and city attorney ordered to draw an ordinance covering the same.
Committee on streets and alleys reported favorably on petition of J. S. Mann et al, asking that all awnings be raised above the lamp posts; report was adopted and the city attorney was instructed to draw an ordinance requiring all awnings to be raised to the height of 14 feet.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.

J. S. Mann still continues to dispense clothing at prices to astonish all purchasers and competitors. Before buying a substantial Christmas present, look over his immense stock. His line of gents furnishings can’t be excelled.
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
A very pleasant entertainment was given by Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, at their splendid residence in this city, on Thursday evening, December 10th. About sixty to seventy guests were present, among whom we remember by name the following.
Rev. and Mrs. W. R. Kirkwood, Prof. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Read, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Horning, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Buckman, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hunt, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Van Doren, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. Frank Williams of Wichita, Mrs. J. H. Bullen, Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Arthur Bangs, Miss Nettie McCoy, Miss Anna McCoy, Mr. W. H. Smith, Mr. Lew Brown, and Mr. W. C. Robinson.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, made up of rain, mud, snow, and cold, the guests enjoyed themselves to the utmost, and after partaking of a magnificent supper, music, and mirth, the guests separated with warm thanks to their host and hostess, who had afforded them so much pleasure, and with the aid of Arthur Bangs, most of them, we presume, found their own domiciles in due time.
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
The Masonic order held an election of officers Tuesday evening. The following persons were elected for the ensuing year. A. P. Johnson, W. M.; F. C. Hunt, S. W.; S. L. Gilbert, J. W; W. G. Graham, Treasurer; L. D. Zenor, Secretary; E. P. Hickok, chaplain; John Arrowsmith, S. D.; J. S. Mann, J. D.; W. W. Limbocker, S. S.; W. A. Freeman, J. S.; H. H. Siverd, Tyler.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is a list of names set for trial at the January, 1885, term of the District Court of Cowley County, commencing January 6th, 1885.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY.
88. John S. Mann v. Fanebaum David & Co.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
                                                        THE TOWN TALK
And great sensation now is the especial bargains we are giving in Men’s and Boys’ Overcoats.
Our customers inform us that their neighbors are loath to believe what small prices have been paid for substantial Overcoats purchased of us.
An examination of our goods and prices will convince you that we are the King Clothiers of the Great Southwest.
Also headquarters for Fine Holiday Goods and Gent’s Furnishings.
                                                              J. S. MANN
                                             The Leading Clothier and Furnisher.
                                      J. S. Mann. The Never-Resting Clothier.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Among the first men to open up a first-class clothing store in Winfield was Mr. J. S. Mann, in the stand now next to the Farmers Bank. From the first he carried a stock specially adapted to the fine trade and by judicious advertising and fair dealing soon won popularity and took front rank among our merchants, which enviable position he has never ceased to maintain. Soon his quarters became inadequate to his immense stock and he removed to the old Williams House building; that also proved too small and he now occupies the large and well-lighted room in the Torrance-Fuller block. Everything about his store exhibits taste and experience and his stock is unexcelled. His clothing is all from the very best eastern manufactures, and in fit, quality, and price never fails to please. His stock of gent’s furnishings equals that to be found in any of the larger cities and never fails to catch our tony dressers. Mr. Mann has gained a business and reputation highly merited and of which he should certainly feel proud. Aside from his qualities as a merchant, he is ever found prominent in matters of church and public enterprise. His name has greeted the COURIER readers from week to week and from year to year until it has become as familiar as the paper itself.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
On Wednesday evening of last week, Mayor Emerson and lady threw their pleasant home open for the entertainment of invited guests, it being the tenth anniversary of their wedding. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Schuler, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Williams, Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mrs. J. E. Saint, Mrs. Perkins; Misses Sadie French, Margie Wallis, Jessie Millington, Josie Baird, Nettie McCoy, Anna McCoy, Mattie Harrison of Hannibal, Mo.; Messrs. E. H. Nixon, R. B. Rudolf, M. H. Ewart, M. J. O’Meara, and Ezra Meech. Each bore a token of respect and good will. Under the royal entertainment of Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, all passed the evening most enjoyably and departed with the old year, heartily wishing the “bride and groom” many anniversaries of their wedding, down to the one of diamonds, with its silver tresses.
                                       Winfield Building and Loan Association.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of this association was held on Monday evening with a fair attendance. The reports of the secretary and treasurer were read, exhibiting in detail its affairs. From these reports it appears that there has been loaned by the association on bond and mortgages $11,750, secured by first lien on productive real estate in each case of more than double the amount of the loan. The association has three series running and aggregating about 450 shares, and opened a fourth series on the first of January, upon which nearly a hundred shares have already been subscribed. It was shown that the profit on the first series for three years, since it was first taken, amounted to $26.50 on the investment of $36.00, and on the second series, upon an investment of $24.00, $6.50 for two years, and on the third series, an investment of $12.00 for the past year, a profit of $1.75. The stock is paid in monthly installments at $1.00 per share. The institution is growing finely and is a befit to Winfield in building houses and in furnishing a safe and profitable way of investing monthly savings. The new board of directors consists of W. C. Robinson, A. B. Snow, C. F. Bahntge, J. F. McMullen, C. E. Fuller, J. P. Short, J. S. Mann, J. W. Connor, and A. T. Spotswood.
The Board met on Tuesday evening and elected their officers for the coming year: President, J. S. Mann; Vice President, J. W. Connor; Treasurer, Henry Goldsmith; Secretary, J. F. McMullen. Subscriptions to the fourth series may be made at the secretary’s office on 9th Avenue.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 22, 1885.
Until further notice we will sell heavy goods at CASH PRICES and take good notes without interest. J. S. MANN, The Leading Clothier.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
                                                     Annual Clearance Sale.
                               A clean sweep all along the line of Clothing, Boots, etc.
                                           Men’s Good Warm Overcoats: $1.75
                                            Boys’ Good Warm Overcoats: $1.25
Other Goods in proportion. These goods and prices only need to be seen to be appreciated.
                                          J. S. MANN, The Leading Clothier.
                                                  TUESDAY’S ELECTION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
                                                         SECOND WARD.
W. G. Graham, 127; Mollie Burke, 1; W. H. Turner, 131; John D. Pryor, 128; H. H. Siverd, 105; T. H. Harrod, 103; Archie Brown, 35; A. H. Jennings, 130; T. B. Myers, 132; G. W. Robinson, 131; J. S. Mann, 128; H. E. Silliman, 25; Archie Brown, 5. TOTAL: 133.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
The election in Winfield was very quiet and resulted as follows: W. G. Graham, Mayor; W. H. Turner, Police Judge; Jno. D. Pryor, City Treasurer; Geo. W. Robinson, Treasurer, School Board; H. H. Siverd and T. H. Harrod, Constables; Councilmen, First Ward, Jas. W. Connor and W. R. McDonald; Second Ward, A. H. Jennings and T. B. Myers; Third Ward, W. J. Hodges and G. H. Crippen; Fourth Ward, J. P. Baden and J. N. Harter. Members Board of Education: A. G. Wilson, W. O. Johnson, J. S. Mann, Geo. Ordway, W. C. Robinson,
Jas. H. Bullene, B. F. Wood, and W. H. Smith.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Mr. R. V. Hoyland, of New Salem, has accepted a position as salesman in J. S. Mann’s clothing establishment.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
I am closing out my stock of Men’s fine shoes. Now is the time to get a bargain. They must go. The best makes and most perfect fits. J. S. MANN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
                                                Elegance, Excellence, Economy.

Elegance of style and excellence of workmanship are the peculiar characteristics of our New Spring Stock of Clothing and Furnishings for Men and Boys. To examine our goods and learn our prices before you buy your own or your boy’s Clothing or Furnishings will prove economical in the end. A large and elegant line of all the new styles of Young Men’s, Boys’ and Men’s Standard Hats. The best Men’s full dress Boots that you ever saw for $2.75. You are invited to examine our goods in the best arranged and best lighted Clothing Store in the State of Kansas.
                                                             J. S. MANN,
                       THE STANDARD CLOTHIER and LEADING HATTER.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
                                                         PERFECT LIGHT.
Spring has come at last and the public, as usual, are coming to the Headquarters for Clothing, as we are selling at prices to suit the times.
                                       WE USE NO CATCH PENNY DEVICES
to attract patrons. Our representations are uniformly reliable; as we hold the confidence of the public, our word is a sufficient guarantee. Old customers ask nothing else. We conduct our business on a broad gauge plan. Our prices are beyond compare with any other house.
                       Young Men’s Stylish Business Suits, $5.40, $6.25, $7.50, $8.75.
You should see these suits to appreciate the prices. Special drives in Child’s Suits. Our single pant stock is very complete. Nice goods at prices that will please you. In fact everything in our house at fully 20 percent less than any other can or will sell you same quality of goods. Our $2.75 fine Dress Boot still keeps the lead. Solid sole leather counter and insole you know. Full line of Men’s, Boys’ and Children’s
                                       Spring and Summer Hats—All New Styles.
Wedding and fine dress suits a specialty. You are invited to inspect our new stock in the best arranged and best lighted clothing store in the State. Call for any articles named in this ad and you will be shown them. Thanking the public for the liberal patronage of the past, I remain
                                                             J. S. MANN,
                              THE STANDARD BROAD GAUGE CLOTHIER.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Winfield celebrated Memorial Day in a truly memorable manner. It was a perfect May day, cool, calm and bright, and all nature was at her loveliest. And the exercises, inaugurated and conducted by the Grand Army and Woman’s Relief Corps, in honor of the country’s dead heroes, were as perfect and enchanting as the day itself.
The selections of the choir, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Miss Lena Walrath, and Messrs. Buckman and Silliman, with Miss Silliman at the organ, also exhibited unique musical taste and ability.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Henry Hahn, of Vernon township, in crossing the gutter on South Millington street, near J. S. Mann’s residence, was thrown from the spring seat of his wagon last evening. He fell with fearful force on the side of his face, peeling the skin off and making very serious disfigurement. Dr. Emerson dressed him up. It took an hour to bring Henry to. He was able to get home, but will “cuss” our streets for some time. Such gutters as the one in question are certainly worthy of special attention from our Street Commissioner. They are death on vehicles and human comfort and safety.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.

Mrs. Duraslar, living on the corner of 5th Avenue and Davis street, was dangerously injured yesterday. She bought some goods at the grocery of A. S. Wickham, to be delivered, and got in the delivery to ride home. Several deliveries in the south part of town had to be made first, and in crossing the deep gutter on Millington street near J. S. Mann’s residence, the horses got frightened and started to run, when Mrs. Duraslar, fearing the boy couldn’t manage them, jumped out of the wagon, lighting square on top of her head on the stone crossing. She was knocked senseless, taken into Mrs. Funk’s house, and Dr. Emerson called. She rallied and was taken home last night, but has since been unconscious most of the time and serious concussion is feared. The family is large and poor and, though no fault of Mr. Wickham’s, he is seeing that she has every attention, and will pay the expenses. This is another warning for our street commissioner to fill up that ditch near Mann’s. Several bad accidents have happened there, with some narrow escapes. Fill it up, if it takes the wool off, Jap.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
The children had charge of things at the Baptist Church Sunday evening, in honor of “Children’s Day.” They had decorated the church after nature’s plan—flowers and birds. A number of very interesting recitations, etc., and Rev. Reider gave a very interesting talk, “Behold what God has wrought,” showing that God had wrought wonderful results in missionary work all over the world, and especially the great work done by the Baptist Board of Church Extension in the home mission field of the great west. The Baptists are establishing in the west, at present, at the rate of one church and a half a day. Very appropriate and splendidly rendered music was given by the choir, composed of Mrs. J. S. Mann, Miss Fannie Stretch, Miss Lena Walrath, and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, with Miss Lola Silliman at the organ. This is a grand mode of expanding the interest of the young.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.

THE COURIER has numerously called attention to the dangerous approach of the west bridge. It is only twelve or fifteen feet wide, skirted by rugged banks about twenty feet down. Substantial railings on either side, whose cost would not exceed fifty dollars, would arrest all danger. But the Vernon authorities have neglected this matter—probably to their everlasting sorrow. The latest victims were Mr. A. H. First, residing with Mr. Jameson, and Miss Flora Zimmerman, of J. S. Mann’s household. They were out driving Sunday evening with Rev. Reider’s horse and buggy. Approaching the bridge, the horse scared, whirled half around, and, with a fearful lunge backward, the outfit and occupants went backward over the embankment with a terrible crash. The weeds and brush covered the view, giving it anything but the wicked place it is, and not until the horse fell over backward and loomed up in mid air did Mr. First realize his awful danger. Death, sure and certain, flashed through his mind, and there couldn’t have been a more astonished or happier man than he, when he got through the combat with those fearful boulders in his precipitate descent of twenty feet, came to, and found most of his teeth were knocked out, his jaw broken, and he able to walk. The young lady fell out of the buggy and caught on the first ledge, receiving only a few bruises. The horse recovered from his stun and started to run, having been badly shaken up and bruised, but no limbs were broken. The animal is evidently a hard shell Baptist. The buggy is almost a total wreck—knocked into numberless pieces. In viewing the fall, it seems a mystery how the horse or occupants escaped with their lives. Judge Soward and Capt. Nipp happened along in their buggies and picked up the victims of the wreck. It was a frightful experience, mingled with mysterious luck. It will probably cost Vernon something as damages. This ought to be warning enough. This place must be railed. It is Vernon’s legal duty and must be enforced.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The rulers of the city held their regular commune Monday night, with Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, McDonald, Myers, Crippen, Harter, and Baden present.
The bill of Della Deroshe, $5,000, for injuries sustained by being thrown from a wagon in crossing Mann’s gutter, was rejected. Cruel Council!
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
Mrs. Della Derusha has filed an action in the District Court against the city for $5,000 damages for injuries sustained in being thrown from Wickham’s delivery wagon in crossing the deep ditch across Millington street, near J. S. Mann’s. She presented her claim to the City Council and it was rejected. Dalton & Madden are her attorneys. She was seriously bruised about the head and shoulders, and claims that her mental faculties were injured.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
Every town has a few sneaking whelps, but to think that Winfield, the general character of whose people is the pride of every inhabitant, contained such low, despicable whelps as Sunday proved her to be, will be a matter of deep chagrin to all. Constanzer & Co., butchers, next to J. S. Mann’s store, discovered this morning that some revengeful devil had driven three beeves, all S.& Co. had in their pen, into the “shute” early in the night, knocked them in the head, and left they lying where they fell. The beeves for Kraft & Dix, Whiting Bros., and Constanzer & Co. are all slaughtered at the same place, by John Cochrane. The other pens had cattle in them also, but were not disturbed. The slaughter house was broken into and the broad-ax, used by Cochrane for slaughtering, procured to do the deed with. Two of the animals were cows and one a young heifer, the three worth a hundred dollars. This trick is one of the most damnable, and could have been done by no one better than brutes. C. & Co., can trace no object but personal spleen. They advertised in Friday’s DAILY to reduce beef steak to ten cents. Beeves on foot had fallen to $2.50 and $2.75 per cwt., and they could afford this. The tracks show two men, one with a long, slim shoe, and the other bare-footed. Sheriff McIntire has the matter in hand and will develop the villains if it can be done. No punishment would seem inadequate in such a case.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
J. S. Mann is off for the wicked city of Chicago to buy a fall stock of goods. He will be gone three weeks.
                                    Trial Docket Cowley County District Court,
                                  September Term, 1885, Commencing Sept. 1st.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
2017. John S. Mann vs Tanebaum, David & Co. J. Wade McDonald for plaintiff; J. D. Houston for defendant.
                     The Last Day of The Cowley County Fair.—A Grand Success.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

J. S. Mann makes a good display of clothing in the art department. He couldn’t get room for a large display in the main hall.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, 917 Mansfield street, was the scene of a most happy gathering Monday evening. The occasion was the celebration of the 20th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer. Though the rain interfered with the attendance of a number, by nine o’clock over eighty were present, in their happiest mood. Soon after nine o’clock the “bride and groom” were presented and re-united in the bonds whose sweet and bitter they had thoroughly experienced. Rev. J. H. Reider re-tied the knot in a novel and jolly ceremony, the groom consenting to all the compulsory vicissitudes of a “hen-pecked” husband, and she to clothe, feed, protect, scold (in foreign language) until death. After the ceremony and hearty congratulations, a collation of choicest delicacies was served in profusion and most thoroughly enjoyed. The presents were handsome and valuable, the most prominent being an exquisitely painted china dinner set. It embraced a hundred and twenty-five pieces—the handsomest thing obtainable in china ware. It was a token from the following persons: Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Rev. and Mrs. B. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mrs. R. B. Waite and Mrs. Hartwell, Mrs. E. M. Albright and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Col. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nelson, Prof. and Mrs. I. N. Inskeep, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor and Miss Minnie, Mr. and Mrs. A. Herpich, Mr. and Mrs. L. Conrad, Mrs. A. Silliman and Miss Lola, Mrs. C. Strong and Miss Emma, Mrs. Dr. Bailey, Misses Fannie, Jessie, and Louie Stretch, Miss March, Misses Mattie and Mary Gibson, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Lydia Tyner, Maggie Herpich, Maude Kelly, Ida Johnston, and Maude Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, and Miss Lena Walrath. Among the other presents were: Fruit holder and saucer, by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burgauer; individual pepper and salt holders, Miss Burgauer; cup and saucer, Wm. Statton; fruit dish, Dr. and Mrs. C. Perry and Mrs. Judd; China Plaque, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Balyeat; soup bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Newton; pickle dish, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Harrod; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lynn; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. R. Bates; fruit plate, Geo. D. Headrick; fruit plate, John Roberts and Mrs. Reed; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Randall; cut glass fruit and pickle dish, tooth-pick holder and finger bowl, Mesdames G. H. Allen, D. L. Kretsinger, A. H. Doane, C. S. Van Doren, and John Tomlin; plate, bowl and pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullene; water pitcher, Mr. M. Hahn; cake stand, Kate Shearer; $20 gold piece, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shearer of Geneseo, Illinois. A good majority of the donors were present, and under the agreeable hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer, nicely assisted by their daughter, all passed the evening most enjoyably, departing at a late hour, wishing that the bride and groom might have many more such happy anniversaries, clear down to the one of gold, with its silvery locks and ripened years.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
                                                   500 Pair of Roller Skates

                                                           GIVEN AWAY!
                        One Pair of Skates with Nickle Plate Trimming given away with
                                                   Each Suit out of our Line of
                                                 Boys’ and Children’s Suits!
                   Our Elegant Stock, Selected with so much care in the Eastern Markets,
                                            now in line on our tables. Also full line
                                     Single or Odd Coats, Single or Odd Vests,
                                                    AT PRICES WAY DOWN.
                         Immense Line of ODD PANTS, for Men, Boys, and Children,
                                from a Child 3 years old to a Man 50 inches in waist.
                                                    YOU ARE INVITED TO
                                                 INSPECT THESE GOODS,
                                Will treat you Politely whether you wish to buy or not.
                         Nobby Assortment for Young Men and Boys a Specialty.
                                       CALL EARLY.          CALL ANYTIME.
                                       J. S. MANN, The Broad gauge Clothier.
                                             See Wire Sign Across the Street.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
J. C. Fuller has removed his office to the front room of his own building, No. 905 Main street, over Mann’s clothing store.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
                                                    THE COMMON SENSE
                 People of Winfield and Vicinity throng our store every day to profit by our
                                                       Great Sacrifice Sale
                                 OVERCOATS, SUITS, BOOTS, GLOVES, ETC.
                            We have been here so long and are so well known that the
                                                        COMMON SENSE!
             People know what to expect when we make such an offer and they profit by it.
                                                     Since we commenced this
                               Our cash receipts have far Exceeded our Expectations.
                                  Be not Deceived by “Cheap John” Advertisements.
                            Come where you know you will get just what we Promise.
                                          J. S. MANN, The Leading Clothier.
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.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The installation of the officers of Winfield Commandery’s Knight Templars took place Friday night at their asylum. The following are the names of officers elected for the ensuing year: I. W. Johnston, E. C.; C. C. Black, G.; Ed P. Nelson, C. G.; W. G. Graham, P.; J. B. Nipp, Treasurer; J. D. Pryor, Rec.; P. P. Powell, S. W.;         Trout, I. W.; J. S. Mann, St. B.; S. A. Cook, S. B.; J. L. M. Hill, W.; J. M. Stafford, S.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Married. Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath.
THE REMEMBRANCES. Cut glass and silver berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Building and Loan Association was held at the Masonic hall in Myton’s block Tuesday evening; 348 shares of stock, more than sufficient for a quorum, were represented. President J. S. Mann took the chair and presided at the meeting. The reports of the secretary, J. F. McMullen, and H. Goldsmith, treasurer, were presented and read. These reports exhibited in detail the condition of the Association and its profits during the past year.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
J. S. Mann started for the east Monday to lay in a mammoth stock of goods.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Joe Haiff, salesman for J. S. Mann, took a fly to the Terminus Sunday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
J. S. Mann has just received one of the “slickest” mirrors to show the fit of clothing that has yet struck the town. You can see the back as well as the front of a suit. It came from Stein, Black & Co., New York.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
J. S. Mann got home Friday from the east, having laid in a large stock of spring clothing, a stock containing all the novelties and substantials.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
J. S. Mann has up a daisy glass which he brought back with him from the east.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Word has been received by J. S. Mann of the death of his father in New Brunswick, who was eighty years old and never had a sick day until death. It was impossible for Mr. Mann to go there as he could not arrive in time for the funeral.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
26. 2017. John S Mann vs Tanebaum, David & Co., McDonald & Webb for plaintiff, J D Houston for def.
129. 2285. City of Winfield vs J S Mann, Jos O’Hare for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 15, 1886.

Winfield boasts of its intelligence, morality, refinement and enterprise. These have made our fame Union wide. But it is a known fact that outside of our church interest, our energy, vim, and public spirit have been largely expended recently only in the direction of material progress—in fine buildings and general development in wealth. We are becoming a metropolis—indeed already have many of the airs and improvements that christen us such. Yet, with all our greatness and enterprise, there is no place in the city where a stranger, or a wanderer can go to spend an evening in entertaining reading. We need a public reading room. The Ladies’ Library Association, with its splendid library, embracing a large selection of varied books, stands ready to turn their all over to any organization with the money and strength to keep it open to the public. For the purpose of initiatory steps in the establishment of a public reading room and library, non-sectarian and conveniently located and well furnished and with good backing and a good attendant, a meeting was held in the Presbyterian church last evening. It was a grand gathering of representative citizens—men and women who usually make such things move. Prof. W. N. Rice, of the High School, was chosen President and G. E. Lindsley, secretary. Rev. B. Kelly explained the object of the meeting and was seconded in remarks by M. L. Robinson, Rev. J. H. Snyder, Jno. A. Eaton, Rev. J. C. Miller, and others. A regular Young Men’s Christian Association was favored: a thorough organization to enlist the best young men of the city, regardless of creed, a non-sectarian organization that would enlist the entire city in building up a reading room, an honor to our splendid city. The entire matter of organization was placed in the hands of a committee composed of M. L. Robinson, J. S. Mann, Jno. A. Eaton, B. F. Wood, Prof. Gridley, Mrs. Geo. W. Miller, and Mrs. I. L. Millington, who are to put the organization on its feet, financially and otherwise, and report to a gathering at the Presbyterian church Monday evening next. If a dozen or so of our well-to-do men will go down in their pockets $60 or so to make the $600 foundation necessary to hold this institution up the first year, and then the dozens of bustling young men of the city form a Y. M. C. A., in which there is proper shoulder hitters and vim, this thing will sail along as smoothly as you please. Winfield, with a good reading room and library once finely established, will take energetic pride in assisting it on to continued success.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 22, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, of Winfield, and Mr. Monks of St. Louis, father of Mrs. Mann, were in the city yesterday taking in our boom.
Arkansas City Republican, March 26, 1887.
The headquarters of the department of Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic, has been established over J. S. Mann’s store, where a suit of rooms have been handsomely fitted up for the purpose and here T. H. Soward, department commander, and A. H. Limerick, A. A. G., can be found at any time from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be glad to see the G. A. R. boys at any time. Winfield Courier.
Winfield Monthly Herald, February and March, 1891.
Bro. J. S. Mann has returned from the east and the boxes of new goods are following.
Winfield Monthly Herald, June, 1891.
A Word about our Advertisers. We have selected good, reliable business firms, and endeav­ored to get only one of a kind.
J. S. MANN is the leading Clothier, Hatter, and Finisher, 909 Main Street. Mr. Mann always carries a large stock of goods to please his customers.
Winfield Monthly Herald, November, 1891.

Whereas, Our church has been burdened with debt which has seriously embarrassed us, and Whereas, Our pastor, one year ago, devised a way by which said debt has been paid off in full and we are now free to prosecute the church work unhindered by debt, and Whereas, We realize this has been accomplished by the indomitable energy as well as the prayerful and faithful work of our pastor and Mrs. Wright, and Whereas, We as women of the church especially desire to show our sincere appreciation of their untiring zeal in this direc­tion, therefore: Resolved, That we tender them our heartfelt thanks for their noble and self-sacrificing effort in our behalf. Resolved, 2. That our pastor be requested to use his utmost endeavor to keep us from incurring any debts in the future. Resolved, 3. That Mr. and Mrs. Wright are now on the eve of departure to enjoy a vacation of several weeks that we send with them many wishes for a pleasant journey and safe return.
Committee: Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mrs. J. S. Mann, Miss Ida Byers.

JUBILEE held at the Baptist Church in honor of having all debts paid. Thirty-five of our ladies pledged a certain amount, providing the mortgage could be canceled and all debts paid. They completed their task, and as a compliment to them other members provided a splendid oyster supper Friday eve., Oct. 9th, at which time they made their report. Prof. L. M. Gordan provid­ed the music, the other pastors were present, beside some of our prominent citizens adding much to the occasion. The reports were listened to with profound interest as each one gave her experience in raising her pledge. If we only had the space, it would be interesting to give a full account of each one. Some of them paid the full amount in cash. Others paid a part, and sold milk or rented rooms or organs; knitting hoods and creepers; making bread, working in offices and sewing for neigh­bors; selling tickets for entertainments, writing out warrants for the arrest of people; giving concerts, Japanese weddings, socials, etc.
Winfield Monthly Herald, July, 1892.
J. S. Mann and wife have gone to Chicago, and from there to Minnesota for a vacation.


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