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W. H. H. Maris

         [Note: There was also an “Enoch Maris” in Winfield, a different individual.]
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color       Place/birth                  Where from
W. H. H. Maris                  32  m     w            Indiana                   Indiana
Ada Maris                          28    f      w            Kentucky                     Indiana
Eugene Lee Maris           6  m     w            Illinois                     Indiana
Ada W. Maris                      5    f      w            Indiana                   Indiana
Fitzhugh Lee Maris       1m  m      w            Kansas
W. H. H. Maris, 30; spouse, Ada D., 25.
W. H. H. Maris, 31; spouse, Ada, 26.
W. H. H. Maris, 37; spouse, Ada, 33.
Note: It appears that papers and even some records on “Maris” often spelled his name as “Marris.” As a result, a lot of the newspapers have made mistakes in his name.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Censor, March 18, 1871.
       Broadway, third door north of Frank Hunt’s hardware store. Winfield, Kansas.
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
Fresh supply of groceries and provisions just received at Maris & Co.’s; corner Main and 8th Avenue.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
The finest assortment of hats and caps in the city, at Maris & Co’s.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Cherokees know the genuine “Mason Jar” with Boyd’s Porcelain lined cap, in which fruit will never tarnish. Sold only by Maris & Co.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Winfield Messenger, March 15, 1872.
The Christians hold prayer meetings every Sunday afternoon at the different members’ residences. The meeting was held on last Sabbath at the residence of Mr. W. H. H. Maris. ________ then given out, with a cordial invitation for all who desired to participate in the worship of Christ to meet at the residence of W. H. Kerns, at half past 3 o’clock p.m., on next Sabbath, March 17th, 1872.
Winfield Messenger, August 30, 1872.
IMPROVEMENTS. Mr. Rodocker is erecting a building near Maris & Co.’s store, where he will remove his photograph gallery.
Winfield Messenger, September 20, 1872.

                                                        Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Enoch Maris and W. H. H. Maris, constituting the firm of Maris & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent; Enoch Maris retiring. The business will be continued by W. H. H. Maris at the old stand, who assumes the responsibilities of the old firm and collects all outstanding notes and accounts, and respectfully solicits a continuance of the patronage of the public.
                                           W. H. H. MARIS. ENOCH MARIS.
Winfield Messenger, October 4, 1872.
                              Class F—Lot 16—Swine—15 Entries—Poland-China,
                                         Chester White, and Other Large Breeds.
Premiums to W. K. Davis, B. C. Swarts, A. S. Monger, W. J. Lewis, W. H. H. Maris.
In the department of swine we have never seen a finer exhibition. No one supposed that there were so many and so fine hogs in this part of the State. We have never seen such a display at a county fair before, and, in quality, we have never seen it surpassed at a State fair. The growing and feeding of swine will be one of the most profitable branches of industry of the county, and we are glad to know that so good a start has been made in their breeding. Great credit is due to Messrs. Voris, Swarts, Maris, Lewis, Allen, Stewart, Johnson, Cottingham, Boutwell, Snodgrass, and others for the interest they have taken in this department. Hereafter, in this department, we shall look for the finest display of any fairs of the State.
                                                        W. K. DAVIS, Supt.
                             Class O—Domestic Manufactures—Thirty-seven Entries.
Premiums awarded to Mrs. W. T. Tucker, Miss E. Tusker, Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Miss E. A. Graham, Mrs. J. H. Curfman, Mrs. W. H. H. Maris, Mrs. C. M. Wood, Mrs. W. J. Walton, Mrs. A. Bullen, Mrs. L. Lowry, Mrs. W. W. Andrews, Mrs. H. Y. Churchill.
                                Lot 42—Jellies, Marmalades, etc.—Fourteen Entries.
Premiums to Mrs. W. Q. Mansfield, Mrs. C. M. Wood, Mrs. J. H. Curfman, Mrs. W. H. H. Maris.
Winfield Messenger, October 11, 1872.
Mrs. W. H. H. Maris has our thanks for a glass of peach jelly, which was exhibited at the fair, and to which was attached a blue ribbon, which, in our judgment, it merited.
Winfield Messenger, October 18, 1872.
DIED. Lela, infant daughter of W. H. H. and Ada Maris, was taken home to the arms of the Savior, Monday morning, October 14th, aged four months.
Winfield Messenger, November 1, 1872.
Mr. Maris is fattening a large number of hogs this fall.
Winfield Messenger, November 1, 1872. Front Page.
The undersigned having permanently located in Winfield, one door south of Maris & Co.’s, is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line, in a manner and at prices that cannot fail to give Satisfaction. G. W. HUNT.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.

                                     Southwest Corner Main and Eighth...Winfield.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.
Repairs. A. H. Green is tearing out the old front and putting an open business front into his house, adjoining W. H. H. Maris’ dry goods store.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 25, 1873.
The following we clip from the Commonwealth, relative to the burning of the depot at Independence. The merchant referred to is undoubtedly W. H. H. Maris.
Some fifteen or twenty thousand dollars worth of goods stored there were totally destroyed. A gentleman living in Longton, Howard County, had only the day before paid $107 freight on a lot of goods and household furniture. A merchant in Winfield, named Miers, was also a heavy loser, and a gentleman named Henry, living four miles west of there, lost a fine piano. There were a number of smaller losses.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 25, 1873.
W. H. H. Maris left for Independence.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 25, 1873.
Fire. The following extract from the Kansas Democrat will interest many of our businessmen materially.
“Wednesday evening, this week, Jan. 15th, at about 7 o’clock, the depot of the L., L. & G. railroad was discovered to be on fire. The fire spread over the whole building, and in a short time it was burned to the ground. The business of the day being over, the officers and men had left the building. Before any person could get to the depot, the building was so far burned that but few things could be saved. There was a large amount of goods in store for western towns; Independence freight had all been delivered during the day. The fire might have originated from a spark from the engine that left the depot for Cherryvale about twenty minutes before the fire broke out. The depot building cost about $6,000.”
W. H. H. Maris, among others of Winfield, are probable losers by this conflagration. Mr. Maris started for Independence on Tuesday to look after some teams he sent out for freight three weeks ago that have not been heard of since. We hope the losses sustained will be lighter on everybody than was at first antici­pated.
Two different slates...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 6, 1873.
The first named in the “City Ticket:”
For Mayor. J. B. Fairbanks.
For Police Judge. Wallis M. Boyer.
For Councilmen: Owen F. Boyle, Alonso [?] T. Stewart, Jas. P. Short, James D. Cochran, and James M. Dever.
The other is as follows:
For Mayor. W. H. H. Maris.
For Police Judge. Add. A. Jackson.
For Councilmen: Owen F. Boyle, Samuel C. Smith, Jas. D. Cochran, Hiram S. Silver, Chas. A. Bliss.

It behooves the people of Winfield to examine into the standing of these opposing candidates, and weigh their qualifica­tions for the different offices judiciously before entrusting to their care the welfare of our town.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 13, 1873.
Southwest Corner Main and Eighth.
J. S. Lillie wrote the following item in Winfield Courier...
                                          An Infamous Electioneering Dodge!!
             Pusillanimous Attacks Upon Innocent Parties the Key-Note of Success.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 13, 1873.
The result of the City election heralded abroad as a “good old Democratic victory.”
What Republicans shared the honors?
The under-current of professed friends fully developed.
                                                   SHOW YOUR COLORS!
                                                      “A Card to the Public!”
“The way some men have of expressing themselves and the peculiar habit of indulging unlimited and unwarranted prejudice in matters of local character will forever appear strange and incomprehensible to thoughtful and consistent men.
“The matter of city election is today on hand in Winfield, and perhaps no community of the same population ever was more racked or shaken from its very center than is this community on the identical question of city organization.
“To this special feeling of interest manifested by citizens no one can object, but to the introduction of selfish motives and contemptible prejudices as a governing medium, is to be despised and scorned by any man of character and standing.”
This card and explanation was born into existence by the unsolicited aid of one C. A. Bliss, whose name now appears on the city ticket asking the support of this people for his election as a City Councilman. The ticket that Mr. Bliss peddles and espous­es the cause of is headed by our worthy citizen, W. H. H. Maris for Mayor, and the ticket I voted this morning, for which I received unconditional censure, is headed by our worthy citizen, John B. Fairbanks  Now, as I polled my vote, Mr. Bliss seized me by the collar, and leading me into the middle of the street, demanded of me my right to oppose the ticket upon which his name appeared, and stated in the presence of witnesses that the “jig was up with all patronage of the COURIER from him and his friends,” and that “I and R. S. Waddell had been carrying water on both shoulders and throwing dirt promiscuously at the Citizen’s Ticket, which he had the honor of supporting.”
I wish to say to Mr. Bliss, just here, inasmuch as he has blown his horn so loudly, I exercise the right of franchise to suit my own feelings and preferences in the matter, and if he wishes to withdraw his patronage in connection with that of his friends from this office, he has a perfect right to do so.

And I will further state for the benefit of the gentleman, that he has placed himself in a very erroneous position, by accusing and associating my name in a business connection with that of R. S. Waddell, as well also as saddling us together in the matter of support to any ticket before an employee of Mr. Waddell’s in the COURIER office, and I exercise all rights of constitutional liberty without the aid of any man, suiting my own feelings in the matter; and in my opinion, Mr. Waddell possesses the same happy faculty of understanding himself in matters of this character. It is now left to you, Mr. Bliss, to make all the electioneering capital (in the absence of Mr. Waddell) out of this new cut and shuffle that you can, but in the meantime, I beg of you to adhere as strictly as possible, to truthful state­ments, and in no wise speak of R. S. Waddell in connection with myself. J. C. LILLIE.
Winfield, Kansas, March 7, 1873.
R. S. Waddell, editor of the Winfield Courier at this time, wrote the following...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 13, 1873.
The above circular was printed by our foreman, Mr. Lillie, in connection with a communication from a reliable citizen and circulated by the friends of the “City Ticket” on election day.
In a recent interview with Mr. Bliss he gave us choice of three alternatives: either compromise principle by discharging Mr. Lillie from our service; condemn him through the columns of the next paper; or consider his (Mr. Bliss’) patronage withdrawn from the COURIER.
As an American citizen we have always claimed the right to use the ballot in obedience to our convictions upon a subject and freely accord the same right to others, never attempting to control the vote of an employee through the fear of being discharged.
Mr. Bliss withdraws his advertising and patronage, and in so doing invites the condemnation of every true born American for the attempt to gain a petty office through his support of a county paper. The principle is selfish and derogatory to the character of any man.
After the defeat of the “city ticket” was announced, the Black Racer of the community stretched his ostrichian neck above the anxious crowd gathered around the corner and proclaimed it a “good old democratic victory.”
And does Mr. Bliss share the honors of the handsome victory achieved over his party?
His position is not one to be envied.
We are glad to see the undercurrent that has permeated the porous, transparent natures of some professed friends showing itself. That’s right, show your colors and let us know where you stand that we may have an opportunity to defend ourselves by perforating your shallow schemes.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.
Mr. W. H. H. Maris has moved into his new house one half mile east of town, where he has a beautiful home.
James Kelly was editor of the Winfield Courier when the following appeared...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 6, 1873.
Recap: Due to the vote by farmers dissatisfied with the status quo in Cowley County, William Martin was elected by a small majority as Representative of Cowley County, defeating Captain McDermott.
                                                                  A Card.
                                        WINFIELD, KANSAS, Oct. 27th, 1873.

MR. JAMES KELLY: Sir: On the evening of October 4th, 1873, Mr. W. H. H. Maris told me, in his store, that you would not only lie but steal, and had stolen from him. He did not state when nor how—but stated the amount was two dollars. And that he would be glad to see you kicked out of town. CHAS. A. ROBERTS.
ED. COURIER, Sir: In reply to a card from Chas. A. Roberts, published in this week’s issue of your paper, I would say that the statement made therein, is false, and that, according to the best of my recollections, I have never mentioned your name to him, at any time.
To one person, I did remark, that I would just as soon one would steal from me as to collect money from me and keep it, when it was not due him. I said further, that James Kelly had, in my absence, collected two dollars, from my clerk, on advertising my business, when I never had authorized anyone to advertise for me in that paper. I afterward learned that you intended to refund me the money collected.
Now for the benefit of Chas. A. Roberts, I would say, that, hereafter, he should be able to prove his assertions, or be willing to shoulder the responsibility of his own statements.
                                                          W. H. H. MARIS,
Winfield, Nov. 3rd, 1873.
I was clerking for W. H. H. Maris at the time Mr. Kelly presented his bill for advertising, and remarked to him that I knew nothing about it, but supposed it was all right. Mr. Kelly said if it was not, he would make it right. I paid him the bill. Mr. Maris told me that he had ordered his card out of the COURIER. The next time I saw Mr. Kelly, I told him what Mr. Maris had said. Mr. Kelly told me if that was the case, he could have his money back, and handed me a ten dollar bill. I could not make the change, and he said he would pay it some other time. P. M. SHOLL.
The above speaks for itself. With regard to the advertis­ing, we will simply say that when we bought the COURIER, we found the card of Mr. Maris as well as other businessmen of Winfield, already in it, and that we collected pay for it, never dreaming but that it was all right until Mr. Sholl, Mr. Maris’ clerk, of whom we collected the $2.00, told us that Mr. Maris had told him that his card had been ordered out—a fact of which we were not aware—and immediately offered to refund the money and handed Mr. Sholl a ten dollar bill to take two out of, but he couldn’t make the change. We have simply neglected to pay the money to Mr. Maris, and this is all there is of the great, long abusive article in the Telegram, from Chas. A. Roberts.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1874.
RUNAWAY. Thursday morning a team belonging to J. G. Ser­vice, which was left standing unhitched in front of the post office, took fright and started at a lively gait up main street. Turning the corner at W. H. H. Maris’, they left the seat in the road, and one horse was picked up, and, Mr. Service went on his way rejoicing. Nobody hurt.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1874.
The Holidays are a good time for the printers. Cake is always plenty and there are always a few who remember the good type stickers. Since our last issue we have received a supply from Joe Lipscomb, who remembered us during the festivities of the Christmas Tree at W. H. H. Maris’ on Friday eve. Good boy, Joe. Mrs. Newman also presented the editor with a huge slice of the mountain cake at Masonic festival.
Winfield Courier, January 23, 1874.

W. H. SOUTH has bought W. H. H. Maris’ entire stock of dry goods, notions, hats, caps, boots, shoes, glassware, and queensware, and will continue the dry goods trade at the old stand of Maris & Co. Mr. South will also continue the Jewelry trade.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.            
W. H. SOUTH, at Maris’ old stand, offers at auction for the next 30 days his entire stock of dry goods, notions, queensware, glassware, etc. Mr. South means just what he says. Anyone wishing to buy anything in his line can buy very cheap for cash.
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1874.
Lucy Smiley and husband to Wm. H. H. Maris, lot 1, block 187, city of Winfield; $200.00.
Winfield Courier, November 19, 1874.
Scott & Son have traded their boots and shoes to W. H. South, for his dry goods, and with the combined stock removed to the old stand of W. H. H. Maris, where they keep an extensive stock of Dry Goods, which they are willing to sell at bottom figures. Scott & Son are live, wide awake men, who will always keep as large and select a stock of goods as anyone, and when you buy of them, you know what you are getting. Look out for their advertisement next week.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
W. H. SOUTH. JEWELER. I have a good stock of clocks, watches and Jewelry, which I am selling at very low cash figures. All kinds repairing neatly and cheaply done. Store on west side Main street, three doors south of Maris’ corner.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
J. W. Scott & Son, have removed their stock of dry goods and merchant tailoring shop into the well known store room formerly occupied by W. H. H. Maris. Mr. Scott is the only exclusive dealer in Dry Goods in the city, and of course he can sell goods in his line at as close margin as any dealer. In addition to his complete stock of Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, notions, etc., he has as fine a selection of piece goods for gentlemen’s wear as can be had in Kansas City or St. Louis, and as many of our citizens can testify, Mr. Ireland does his profes­sion credit in the manner he makes up those goods. Go leave your order for a new suit out and out.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
                                                         Lumber!  Lumber!
W. H. H. Maris’ Lumber yard is stocked to overflowing with the best of pine lumber, right from eastern markets; doors, sash, blinds, and all kinds of builders material and finishing stock. Mr. Maris pays cash for his lumber, and buys in large quantities at a time, thus enabling him to complete with the lowest figures placed on lumber and builders material in this part of the state.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
                                                            A Free Supper.
The citizens of Winfield are invited to partake of a free supper given by the brethren, sisters, and friends of the Chris­tian church at their new meeting house Thursday evening, Dec. 31st, 1874.

Committee of Arrangements: Mr. and Mrs. J. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. W. Maris, Mr. and Mrs. Meanor, Mr. and Mrs. McClelland.
Committee on Tables: Mesdames South, McRaw, Miller, Wilkinson, Sr. Barnes, W. L. Mullen, C. A. Bliss, Cochran, and Mansfield.
Committee on Reception: Miss Jennie Hawkins, J. Lipscomb, Annie Newman, J. Cochran, Charlie McClellan.
Committee on Music: Misses Stewart, Bryant, Hawkins, Newman, Mrs. Swain, Mrs. W. Maris, Messrs. Swain, W. Maris, and Cochran.
                                       ELDER HENRY HAWKINS, Moderator.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Cemetery Association on Wednesday, March 31, 1875, at W. H. H. Maris’ store. All persons owning a lot in the Winfield Cemetery are stockholders, and entitled to vote at the meeting. A full attendance is requested. The following is a list of the said stockholders.
                                            JOHN B. FAIRBANKS, Secretary.
John Lowrey, C. A. Bliss, Mrs. Clara Flint, Robert Hudson, W. L. Fortner, W. H. Dunn,           Mallard, Dr. D. N. Egbert, J. H. Land, W. M. Boyer, A. Menor, S. J. Swanson, Mrs. Eliza Davis, M. L. Read. S. C. Smith,           Kenton,           Marshall, Henry Martin,  W. H. H. Maris, Mrs. K. Maris, E. Maris, J. Newman, L. J. Webb, J. W. Smiley, George W. Brown, John Rhoads, H. H. Lacy, L. T. Michner, George Gray, N. H. Holmes, John Mentch, M. Steward, J. J. Barrett, J. W. Johnson, J. Evans,           Cutting, W. G. Graham, S. W. Greer, Dr. W. Q. Mansfield, J. D. Cochran, C. C. Stephens, W. H. South, J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Joseph Foos, G. S. Manser, Mrs. Southworth, A. A. Jackson, J. F. Graham, Mrs. H. McMasters, S. H. Myton, S. H. Darrah, M. L. Robinson, D. H. Rodocker, R. H. Tucker, James Kelly, W. Dibble, D. F. Best, Z. T. Swigart, R. Rogers.
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.
We neglected to call attention to the new lumber advertise­ment of W. H. H. Maris last week. Mr. Maris keeps the largest and best stock in the county, and those in need of lumber should examine his stock and prices before purchasing. Rest assured you will be fairly dealt with.
                                                          W. H. H. MARIS
                                                               DEALS IN
                                               PINE AND NATIVE LUMBER.
                                                YARD AT THE OLD STAND,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1875.
Judge H. D. Gans and Will Maris, of Winfield, gave us a hasty visit a few days ago.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.

We again call attention to the Christmas tree at the Court­house on Friday evening next. The committee on reception of presents—Mrs. W. H. H. Maris, Miss Jessie Millington, Mr. Wallace Miller, and Mr. John Roberts—will be at the Courthouse from 1 to 4 P.M., Friday, to receive all presents intended for the tree. Everybody is invited to make use of the tree as the medium for the bestowal of presents intended for their friends. Be sure to have all presents in the hands of the committee by 4 o’clock P.M. so as to give time for arranging them upon the tree.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
                                                     Our “Courier” Patrons.
MARIS, W. H. H., the leading lumberman in the county, is a popular gentleman and commands the confidence and respect of the entire people. His business increases with years. He came here when Winfield was in her swaddling clothes.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.
The undersigned, residents of Cowley County, cordially unite in inviting the citizens of said county to meet in mass meeting at Winfield, on Saturday at 2 P. M.,
                                                          FEBRUARY 5TH,
to take such action as shall seem advisable upon consultation to secure the construction of a railroad into Cowley County. We desire each paper in said county to publish this call, and we hope that every township will be fully represented at said meeting.
Dated January 25, 1876.
WINFIELD: M. L. Read, S. D. Pryor, N. M. Powers, N. W. Holmes, N. L. Rigby, Thomas McMillen, L. J. Webb, Charles C. Black, J. S. Hunt, W. M. Boyer, John W. Curns, G. S. Manser, B. F. Baldwin, J. H. Land, A. H. Green, W. Q. Mansfield, E. C. Manning, S. H. Myton, J. C. Fuller, A. B. Lemmon, James Kelly, W. H. H. Maris, T. H. Henderson, A. N. Deming, H. S. Silver, J. M. Alexander, Amos Walton, D. A. Millington, J. E. Platter, W. M. Allison, And one hundred others.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.
                                                      Election Proclamation.
I, D. A. Millington, Mayor of the City of Winfield, in Cowley County and State of Kansas, do hereby proclaim that an election will be held at the office of W. H. H. Maris on lot 2 in block 108 in said City on
                                                 Monday, the 3rd day of April,
1876, for the purpose of electing
A Mayor,
A Police Judge, and
Five Councilmen
to serve said city for the ensuing year.
The polls of said election will be open at 8 o’clock a.m., and will close at 6 o’clock p.m., of that day.
M. G. Troup, N. M. Powers, and C. C. Black are appointed judges, and B. F. Baldwin and J. M. Reed, clerks of said elec­tion.
Witness my hand and the seal of the said City this 21st day of March, 1876.

                                         D. A. MILLINGTON, Mayor.  [SEAL.]
Attest, B. F. BALDWIN, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY.
                                           W. H. H. Maris vs. D. M. Purdy et al.
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
                                                          W. H. H. MARIS
                                                               DEALS IN
                                             PINE AND NATIVE LUMBER,
                                  DOORS, SASH, BLINDS, MOULDINGS, ETC.
Call, get prices and examine the quality of Lumber before going to the RAILROAD.
                                                      Yard at the old Stand,
                                                 WINFIELD - - - - KANSAS.
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
The city of Winfield was incorporated February 22, 1873. The first city election was held March 7, 1873, at which W. H. H. Maris was elected Mayor; A. A. Jackson, police judge; and O. F. Boyle, C. A. Bliss, J. D. Cochran, H. S. Silver and S. C. Smith as councilmen.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
GONE TOP. Quite a delegation from Winfield started this week for the Centennial. On Wednesday M. L. Read and wife, M. L. Robinson and wife, Frank Williams, Mrs. Maris and grand­daughter, Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Boyer, Mrs. Mullen, and J. C. Frank­lin lit out.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876. Editorial Page.
An important decision was lately rendered in our Supreme Court. The case was that of W. H. Maris, of Winfield, versus the L., L. & G. railroad, to recover pay for goods burned at our depot when our first one burned down. The court held that as the goods had been stored there over two weeks and the plaintiff notified, that the company’s liability as a common carrier ceased after eight days storage—a reasonable time—and that as warehouse-men they were only liable to take a reasonable care of the goods. This is a reversal of Judge Perkins’ decision. Independence Tribune.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
                                           THE SISTERHOOD OF STATES,
agreeable to a suggestion of ours made a few weeks ago, was represented by about fifty ladies on horse-back. This, without doubt, was the most interesting and attractive part of the procession. The ladies, be it said to their credit, without a single exception, rode well, although several of them had not been in a saddle more than once or twice for years. They managed their steeds with an easy grace, entirely surprising to that male portion of the lookers on, who, so vainly imagine that they alone can sit and guide a horse correctly.

The States and Territories appeared in the order of their admission into the Union. The “original thirteen” led off, with New Hampshire represented by Mrs. Hickock; Massachusetts, Miss Thompson; Connecticut, Mrs. Bliss; Rhode Island, _____; New York, Mrs. Mansfield; New Jersey, Mrs. Dever; Pennsylvania, Mrs. McClelland; Delaware, Mrs. Hunt; Maryland, ______; Virginia, Mrs. Klingman; North Carolina, ______; South Carolina, Mrs. W. D. Roberts; Georgia, _____; Vermont, Miss Jennie Greenlee; Kentucky, Mrs. Maris; Tennessee, Miss Mary Greenlee; Ohio, Mrs. Bedilion; Louisiana, Mrs. A. J. Thompson; Indiana, ______; Mississippi, Miss Sophia Loubner; Illinois, Mrs. Godard; Alabama, ________; Maine, Mrs. Bates; Missouri, Miss Lizzie Thompson; Michigan, Miss Clark; Arkansas, Mrs. Ireton; Florida, Miss Ella Pierce; Texas, Miss Florence Prater; Iowa, Mrs. G. W. Martin; Wisconsin, Miss Mary Stewart; California, Miss Marks; Minnesota, Miss Mollie Bryant; Oregon, Mrs. Simpson; Kansas, Miss Allie Klingman, West Virginia, Mrs. T. B. Myers; Nevada, Miss Kate Millington; Nebras­ka, Mrs. Lemmon; Colorado, Miss Etta Johnson; New Mexico (Terri­tory), by Miss Seely; Arizona, Miss Sue Hunt; Dakota, Mrs. Stansberry; Wyoming, Miss Robertson; Montana, Miss Snow; Washing­ton, Miss Norman, Indian Territory, by an Indian Squaw; Utah, by “Brigham Young and family,” and Alaska, by Miss Hess.
Among the ladies who represented their respective States or Territories by costume suggestive of the wealth, products, or peculiar characteristics of the people, we find, taking them in the “order of their admission” (we don’t want to get into any trouble) that Miss Jennie Greenlee rode a horse completely enveloped in a green cover, to indicate her preference for Vermont.
Mrs. Maris, for Kentucky, wore a blue riding habit, hat trimmed in blue grass and bound in hemp, and carried a banner with the words, “Daniel Boone, Henry Clay, Zach Taylor, Crittenden, and Breckenridge” on one side and upon the other, the motto, “United we stand, divided we fall.”
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
The unusual length required for the sills of the COURIER BLOCK building necessitated a special order being sent to the northern pineries. Mr. Maris furnishes the lumber.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876.
Mr. Maris and A. T. Shenneman are still out on the hunt of the stolen mules.
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1876.
This office printed 500 postal cards describing Mr. Maris’ stolen mules and sent them to every sheriff and city marshal in Kansas, western Missouri, northern Texas, and Arkansas. A gentleman writes Mr. Maris that they have captured the stolen property at Manhattan. It seems that after stealing the mules, saddles, and collars, the thieves intended to hitch to a wagon as soon as possible. A heavy rain falling that night, they aban­doned the idea until they arrived at Marion Center, where they buckled on to a new one. When Mr. Maris returns, we expect to give the particulars of the capture.
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1876.
The gentleman (?) who stole Mr. Maris’ mules is thought to be in town.
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1876.

A team belonging to one of the Snow brothers ran away last Tuesday, starting from Moore’s Mill, south of town, and closing their mad career by running over a sulky plow, upsetting the wagon and running against the fence of Maris’ lumber yard. The romance of the event was represented by Miss Laura Snow, a young lady of sixteen years, who was in the wagon holding to the lines and guiding the team, not being able to stop them. Forty men tried to stop the team as it rushed through Main Street, but their efforts resulted in more harm than good for it prevented the brave young lady from keeping the centre of the road and resulted in an upset. The scene closed with some bruises, but nothing serious.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1877.
W. H. H. MARIS is making preparations to construct a busi­ness house upon his corner lot. It is to be of stone, two stories high and 25 by 100 feet in size.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
Mr. W. H. H. Maris is repairing and remodeling his business building north of Baldwin’s drug store. When it is finished, it will be occupied by the Winfield boot and shoe store.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1877.
Platter’s and Williams’ building will be pushed as rapidly as possible until completed. W. H. H. Maris is refitting his store building with a new front, when it will be occupied by T. E. Gilleland’s boot and shoe store. The same gentleman will soon begin to build a stone store building, 25 x 100 feet, on the same block, opposite the Central Hotel. As soon as completed, it will be occupied by J. B. Lynn. Mr. Wm. Newton, from Arkansas City, has opened a harness shop in Mullen’s old stand, where he keeps a full supply of goods in his line. A new store is being opened in Boyle’s old stand by a firm from Council Grove.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1877.
Gilleland is going into Maris’ old stand. It is being fixed up in good style for him.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1877.
W. H. H. Maris has changed his lumber yard to the vacant lots adjoining Hitchcock & Boyle’s old stand.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
The work on the cellar for Maris’ new corner brick building is rapidly progressing.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
On Friday of last week Mr. T. E. Gilleland removed his extensive stock of boots and shoes across the street from the old stand, to the room formerly occupied by W. H. H. Maris, which has been recently repaired for him.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.
Mr. T. E. Gilleland now has one of the handsomest store rooms in the city—Maris’ old stand.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
W. H. H. Maris is progressing finely with the foundation of his new building.
Winfield Courier, May 3, 1877.
The first story walls of Maris’ 25 x 100 feet business house are moving skyward.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
Tommy Robinson is cutting the stone for the stone columns for the front of Mr. Maris’ new stone building.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1877.

Maris’ new corner stone building is progressing rapidly. The stone columns were raised yesterday.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1877.
Painted and blanketed Indians are no uncommon sight on our streets. They are to be seen on our streets almost daily, offering for sale their ponies, bows and arrows, and gew-gaw trinkets. But a real Indian, an Indian who eats and drinks, and talks and sleeps and works and thinks like a white man, is a very rare sight in Winfield. Such a specimen of Indian civilization and domestication, however, may be seen on our streets today in the shape of an expert stone cutter, who is shaping the stone for the front of Mr. Maris’ beautiful stone building, now in process of erection at the corner of 8th Avenue and Main Street. This young man is a Mohawk Indian, Amos Newhouse by name, and was educated at the Mohawk Institute in Canada. His brother is a minister of the gospel and an able scholar; can read Greek and Latin, and speaks English, French, German, Spanish, and several Indian dialects. He is chief of the six nations composed of the Mohawk, Cayuga, Tuscarora, Onondaga, Seneca, and Delaware Indians. Who has not rode in the cars through the beautiful Mohawk valley in the state of New York? Before the American Revolution these six tribes owned all the vast tract of land between the Mohawk and Niagara rivers, but, taking sides with the English they had to “git” into Canada and—stay there. Their descendants are returning to the old land, Indians, it is true, but civilized, domesticated, educated, industrious, and useful.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
                                            County Commissioners’ Proceedings.
                                              OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,
                                               Winfield, Kansas, July 5th, 1877.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session. Present: R. F. Burden, Chairman, W. M. Sleeth and William White, members of the board, with James McDermott, County Attorney, R. L. Walker, Sheriff, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings claims against the county were presented to the board and passed upon as follows, viz.
                                                 W. H. H. Maris, lumber, $9.75
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
Messrs. Lynn & Gillelen will move their goods into Maris’ new building next Monday.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
We understand that a gentleman by the name of S. Suss will put in a stock of dry goods and clothing in the building lately vacated by Lynn & Gillelen.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
Messrs. Lynn & Gillelen have moved into Maris’ new building. They have more room for their immense stock of goods than any other house in the border tier.
LYNN & GILLELEN moved into their new quarters last Monday. They have the best storeroom in town, and their goods are well displayed and arranged, presenting a very attractive appearance.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
                                                      NEW TAILOR SHOP.
I have engaged rooms in Maris’ new building for the
                                                   TAILORING BUSINESS,

and having lately been associated at Wichita, with a first-class artist from New York in that time, I am prepared to give satisfaction in
                                                          STYLE AND FIT.
I would respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage.
I have received the latest fashions.
                                                         WM. ATKINSON.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
We were happy to receive a call last Saturday evening from Mr. Chas. H. Payson, from Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois. Mr. Payson comes to Winfield with the intention of remaining permanently and comes highly recommended both as a gentleman and an attorney. He has taken an office in Maris’ new corner stone building, room No. 4.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877. Front Page.
                                                       CHAS. H. PAYSON,
                                                     ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Business in State and Federal Courts promptly attended to.
                           Collections made and Legal Interest carefully computed.
                             ABSTRACTS OF TITLES CAREFULLY PREPARED.
Office: Room No. 4, Maris’ stone building, corner Main Street and 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
Will Lipscomb is doing a splendid job of graining in the rooms of Maris’ new stone building.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
Mr. Payson has a gold leaf sign painted upon one of the windows of room No. 4, in Maris’ new stone building. It is a splendid looking sign and shows off well. Prof. Jones always gives good satisfaction.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
                                                     Probate Judge’s Office.
Estate of Josephine and Charles McMasters, minors. Inventory filed by W. H. H. Maris, guardian.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
J. W. HAMILTON                                                T. F. ROBINSON, Notary Public.
                                                 HAMILTON & ROBINSON,
                                                           LAND OFFICE.
                                     Buy and Sell Land, Locate Claims, Pay Taxes,
                                     Negotiate Loans and Make Abstracts of Title.
                                         10,000 ACRES OF LAND FOR SALE!
Can suit anybody who desires to purchase with reference to the size, locality, and improvements of a farm.
                                   SEVERAL IMPROVED CLAIMS FOR SALE!
                          Now is the time to purchase a home cheap. Call and see us at
                            ROOM 4, MARIS BUILDING, WINFIELD KANSAS.
                                                 (Over Lynn & Gillelen’s store.)

Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                 W. H. H. Maris and wife to J. Herrington, lot 11, blk 116, Winfield, $25.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                                 HAMILTON & ROBINSON,
                                                           LAND OFFICE,
                                     Buy and Sell Land, Locate Claims, Pay Taxes,
                                     Negotiate Loans and Make Abstracts of Title.
                                         10,000 ACRES OF LAND FOR SALE!
Can suit anybody who desires to purchase with reference to the size, locality, and improvements of a farm.
                                   SEVERAL IMPROVED CLAIMS FOR SALE!
                          North Kansas and Texas lands; 1800 acres of Missouri land.
City property in Indianapolis, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, and Kansas City to trade for Cowley Co. property. Now is the time to purchase a home cheap.
              Call and see us at ROOM 4, MARIS BUILDING, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
                                                 (Over Lynn & Gillelen’s store.)
                                 Winfield, the Best Town of Its Size in the State.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 25, 1878.
                                   [Special Correspondence Kansas City Times.]
A large number of good business houses have been built since my last visit here, among which is the fine two-story store by W. H. H. Maris, and occupied by the leading dry goods house of Winfield, Lynn & Gillelen.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 8, 1878.
MR. T. F. ROBINSON, of Winfield, made us a call last week, and took a look over the country. Mr. Robinson is one of the live real estate men of the county seat, and has the name of making the best terms for his patrons on money loans. See his card in this issue.
Will locate and take proof on claims, pay taxes, and make abstracts of title. Office, room No. 4, Maris’ new stone build­ing. Three-year loans at greatly reduced rates of interest.
                                        Special Meeting Winfield City Council.
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
The following action was taken on bills.
Allowed: Bill, W. H. H. Maris, lumber for pest house: $47.43.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
                                                       MONEY TO LOAN.
                                                       PYBURN & JARVIS
Loan money at LOW RATES of interest on LONG OR SHORT TIME on
                                                     REAL OR PERSONAL
security, at the law office of                  A. J. PYBURN,
                                                   In Maris’ building, up stairs,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.

Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
Bill of W. H. H. Maris, lumber for pest house, was referred to finance committee.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
H. L. Chapman and A. B. Quinton have procured rooms in the Maris building and will practice law under the firm name of Chapman & Quintin. They are young gentlemen of character and talent and are highly recommended by the press and bar of Topeka where they have many acquaintances. Notice their business card in this paper.
Ad:                                             CHAPMAN & QUINTON,
                           ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Maris Building, Winfield, Kansas.
                                                        MONEY TO LOAN
                                                      AT 10 PER CENT, AT
                                                 CHAPMAN & QUINTON’S
                                                            LAW OFFICE.
Winfield Courier, July 11, 1878.
                                                        Council Proceedings.
                               Bill of W. H. H. Maris, for Lumber ($16.00), laid over.
Winfield Courier, August 1, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                      W. H. H. Maris and wife to N. B. George, nw. 23-31-4; $400.00.
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
The elder Mrs. Maris and Miss Josie McMasters left on Monday evening for Indiana, which state will be their future residence.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
                                                                Trial List.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the August A. D. 1878 term of the District Court of Cowley County, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                    W. H. H. Maris vs. J. V. Waggoner et al. [A. J. Pyburn; J. E. Allen.]
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                 W. H. H. Maris vs. T. W. Gant et al. [A. J. Pyburn.]
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
The following cases were dismissed: Maris vs. Gant.
Judgment for plaintiff on default in the following: Maris vs. Waggoner, Maris vs. Gant.
Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878.
The annual meeting of the Winfield Cemetery Association, to elect officers and transact other important business, will be held at the schoolhouse in Winfield, Saturday, September 7, 1878, at 2 o’clock p.m. All owners of lots are especially requested to be present and participate in the business of the meeting. By order of the Board of Directors.
                                                  W. H. H. MARIS, President.

W. G. GRAHAM, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
                                                      Democratic Convention.
This body met in the office of C. C. Black, in Winfield, on Saturday last, at 11 o’clock a.m. E. P. Young was chosen temporary chairman and C. C. Black secretary.
A committee on credentials was appointed consisting of Williams, Lester, and Yount; and as committee on permanent organization, McIntire, Howard, and Pratt; also a committee to confer with a similar committee from the National Convention to report a fusion ticket, consisting of Judge McDonald, Sol. Smith, and Amos Walton.
Adjourned to 2 o’clock p.m.
Met according to adjournment, and committee on credentials reported, which report was adopted.
Committee on permanent organization reported for chairman E. P. Young, of Tisdale, and for secretary W. H. H. Maris, of Winfield. Report was adopted.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Listed as a Courier Advertiser:
MARIS, W. H. H., is one of the early business men of this place, and is now largely in the lumber business, in which he has had quite a large trade. He also deals in agricultural implements and machinery. He was the first mayor of the city of Winfield and stands high in this community. He owns one of the best business buildings in the city.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
                                                        LUMBER YARDS.
John Moffitt.
W. H. H. Maris.
Farmer & Drew.
T. A. Wilkinson.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1879.
W. H. H. Maris has sold out his lumber business to Mr. W. T. Ekel, from Wichita, who is recommended as an excellent businessman.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1879.
AD. W. T. EKEL (SUCCESSOR TO W. H. H. MARIS,), Dealer in Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, etc., Plaster Paris, Bbl. Lime, Plastering Hair & Building Material     Yard at the old stand,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1879.
The persons who projected and carried out the building of the courthouse and jail were W. H. H. Maris, then Mayor; S. C. Smith, R. B. Saffold, C. A. Bliss, H. S. Silver, J. D. Cochran, S. Darrah, then councilmen; J. M. Alexander, city attorney; Frank Cox, of Richland, John D. Maurer of Dexter, and O. C. Smith, of Cresswell, county commissioners.
Fifty-eight leading men of Winfield were most active in this matter and guaranteed the title to the courthouse ground and many prominent men of the county approved the measure.

Winfield Courier, July 31, 1879.
The advertisement of the Southwestern Land and Loan Associa­tion will be found in this paper. The gentlemen composing this association are businessmen in every sense of the word, and will make things lively in the land and loan business.
     Will give special attention to the sale of REAL ESTATE
     When Not in the Hands of Other Agents.
     Will pay taxes and investigate titles for their clients.
     Will make investments and attend to collections for non-residents.
     Office in Maris’ Block, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
                                            CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY.
W. H. H. Maris vs. T. W. Gant, et al. Pyburn and Boyer, Jennings & Buckman, for Plaintiff; Pryor & Pryor, Webb, for defendant.
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1879.
The following is a list of the elective and appointed officers of Winfield lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., to serve for the ensuing year.
N. G.: A. W. Davis.
V. G.: James H. Vance.
Rec. Sec.: David C. Beach.
Treas.: Max Shoeb.
W.: John W. Smiley.
C.: D. W. Southard.
I. G.: M. B. Shields.
O. G.: F. Ebenback.
R. S. to N. G.: Jacob Lipps.
L. S. to N. G.: Charles Youngheim.
R. S. to V. G.: John Fleming.
L. S. to V. G.: Daniel Steel.
R. S. S.: B. M. Terrill.
L. S. S.: Jno. Hohenscheidt.
Chaplain: W. H. H. Maris.
D. D. G. M.: M. G. Troup.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1879.
The upper part of the Maris building back of the stairs is to be thrown into one room for the use of the Odd Fellow’s Lodge.
Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.

One of the most important property exchanges we have yet chronicled was made last week. Mr. Chas. C. Black purchased from W. H. H. Maris the building now being occupied by J. H. Lynn’s store, the one occupied by W. C. Root & Co.’s boot and shoe store, and his residence on Elm Row, for $12,000. Mr. Maris receives in part payment the J. G. Titus farm of 640 acres, southeast of town, and the balance, $5,000, in cash.
Winfield Courier, January 29, 1880.
Dr. Graham has his office in the Maris building. We say this for the benefit of several parties whom we have heard inquiring for the doctor since his removal from Tenth avenue.
Winfield Courier, February 12, 1880.
The law office of C. C. Black has been removed to the second story of the stone building on Main Street and Ninth Avenue. Last week Chas. C. Black removed to his new office, in the stone building which he recently purchased of Mr. Maris. Charlie now has the neatest office in the city.
Wm. Maris [W. H. H. Maris?]...
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1880.
The polling place for Walnut township has been fixed at the Chenault house, in the Northwest corner of the Thompson addition, opposite the old Wm. Maris residence.
                                                    J. C. ROBERTS, Trustee.
Winfield Courier, January 20, 1881.
The polls for Walnut township will be in the second house west of the old Maris residence near Manny’s brewery. J. C. ROBERTS, Trustee.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.
We call attention this week to the card of W. H. H. Maris, of Winfield, in which he announces himself as an Independent Candidate for the office of Treasurer. Mr. Maris is an old and respected resident of Winfield, a thorough man of business, and fully capable of fitting this office with credit should the voters of Cowley County so express themselves at the coming election.
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
A. G. Wilson: running for office of Sheriff of Cowley.
Alex. Cairns: running for office of County Surveyor.
W. H. H. Maris: running for County Treasurer.
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
But one Republican in Cresswell township scratched Mr. Shenneman, and but one in Silverdale. Mr. Stone carried Mr. Maris’ own township with 14 to spare. Capt. Smith’s majority in the 1st commissioner’s district will be over 500. The straight Republican ticket sweeps the field.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 7, 1881.
                                            Report of East Centennial School.
The following is the report of school Dist. No. 51, for the month ending Nov. 25th.
                                                               A GRADE.
Robert Oliver, 93; George Herbert, 67; Eugene Maris, 60; Carrie Heisinger, 92; Lizzie Gant, 95; Allie Chancey, 90; Salley Kennedy, 93.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
REPORT ON EAST CENTENNIAL SCHOOL, DIST. 51. The following is the report of pupils that received 90 and over, both in scholarship and deportment, for the third month, ending December 23rd, 1881.
George Herbert, 97; Robert Oliver, 95; Roy Herbert, 93; Bennie Fleharty, 95; Guy Maris, 92; Guy Fleharty, 95; Jessie Fleharty, 90; Maggie Sturgill, 96.
As the result of examination, seven received 90 and over, fifteen received 80 to 90, and six received 70 to 80, with no one falling below 70. JESSIE SANKEY, Teacher.
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882. 
An important real estate transfer was consummated yesterday, Chas. C. Black selling the old Maris corner building occupied by J. P. Baden, to A. D. Speed, the consideration being $6,500.00.
Cowley County Courant, June 29, 1882.
Mr. Samuel Lowe, formerly of Illinois, has purchased from W. M. Allison the dwelling in the northeast part of the City formerly owned by W. H. H. Maris. The consideration was two thou­sand dollars. Mr. Lowe is a gentleman in comfortable circum­stances, and intends making Winfield his future home. We are glad to gain such citizens.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
                                                OLD SETTLERS’ REUNION.
                                      At Riverside Park, Thursday, May 31, 1883.
The Old Settlers’ Association of Vernon Township was called to order by the President, J. W. Millspaugh. Minutes of the last meeting read by the Secretary, H. H. Martin, and approved.
On motion of J. H. Werden, the Association of Old Settlers of Vernon Township was dissolved, and an association of the Old Settlers of Cowley County organized.
Election of officers for the ensuing year are as follows.
E. S. Torrance, president.
J. W. Millspaugh, vice-president.
Jacob Nixon, secretary and treasurer.
Motion prevailed that the president appoint an executive committee of one from each township. The president appointed as such committee the following.
                                                   Silver Dale: W. H. H. Maris.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, September 26, 1883.
                           Recap of Land Office Publication by R. L. Walker, Register.
Settler filing notice of intention to make final proof in support of his claim before E. S. Bedilion, District Clerk at Winfield. Claimant: Stephen Carver. His witnesses: W. H. H. Maris, Henry Coler, Isaac Arnold, Albert Corbin, all of Winfield.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers for the past week, as taken from the official records, and furnished the COURIER by the real estate firm of Harris & Clark.
W. H. H. Maris and wife to Susannah Dodwell, ne ¼ of ne ¼. Tp 9, and nw ¼ of nw ¼ of nw ¼, tp 10, 34, 5 east. $300.00.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Recap. R. L. Walker, Register, Land Office at Wichita. Notice of final proof in support of claim: Richard Brinn. Witnesses: Casper Ralf, of Winfield, R. Q. Paugh and Peter Paugh, of Silverdale P. O., and W. H. H. Maris, of Winfield P. O. Ed. Pate, District Clerk.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Mr. W. H. H. Maris, well known to all our people, met with an awful loss Tuesday night last. During the few days preceding, he had sheared six hundred head of very fine Merino sheep, anticipating from the prospects that the bright, sunshiny weather had come to stay. Tuesday night, however, that cold, heavy rain came down and the next morning Mr. Maris entered his sheep lot to find the ground strewn with the dead carcasses of four hundred of the animals. A large number of them were full grown, the young lambs having been separately cared for, and the loss will foot up over fifteen hundred dollars.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
We learn that Mr. W. H. H. Maris has lost two hundred more sheep since the four hundred mentioned yesterday. They came through the storm in such a weak, chilled condition that they all gradually dropped off. Every sheep that had been sheared turned up its toes: a lost of over $2,000.
                                                  TISDALE. “GROWLER.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
We hear that our old time friend, W. H. H. Maris, has located in New Salem and gone back to his first love, dry goods. We trust Mr. M. will act as “leaven” in that community and that Salem will be better for his living there, yet we fear for Bro. Maris’ future. We commend him to kind providence.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
                       W H H Maris et ux to Eli Read w hf sw qr 3-34-5-e. $2,500.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The rulers of the city met Monday in regular semi-monthly commune. Present: Mayor Graham and Councilmen McDonald, Connor, Myers, Crippen, and Harter. Absent: Councilmen Jennings, Baden, and Hodges.
The fire department committee was instructed to notify W. H. H. Maris, New Salem, what Winfield’s old fire machinery could be bought for.
                                     NEW SALEM PENCILINGS. “OLIVIA.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.

An Indian thought he would help himself to some of Mr. Maris’ goods the other night; he removed a glass from the window, divested himself of some of his clothing, and finding himself too large to enter in this was, was trying to open the window, when he was warmly welcomed by Mr. Eugene Maris directing the contents of his shotgun in that direction. The Indian took to his heels and ran for his life. Mr. Maris and our constable, Mr. Ford, followed and caught him near Burden; and he now languishes, we suppose, in the county bastille. If all the store breakers received a salute from a brave boy’s heavily loaded gun, we would not hear of many pilfered stores.
                                     NEW SALEM PENCILINGS. “OLIVIA.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Messrs. Eli Reid, of Burden, and T. Walker, of Salem, have bought the dry goods and grocery stock of Mr. Maris. Mr. Reid is determined to be a Salemite and Burden citizen also. Guess we will keep him in Salem this time. Are glad to welcome his family back. Mr. Maris and Rev. Irwin have bought the grocery store of Mr. Long in Winfield. Shall we lose these good, energetic citizens?
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Senator J. C. Long has sold his grocery stock to W. H. H. Maris, of New Salem, who takes possession today. Mr. Maris is one of the oldest pioneers of Cowley, and was among Winfield’s first businessmen. Senator Long will remain in Winfield, and already has his eye on another business, different in character. He thinks Winfield the boss town—one in which his permanent residence can’t be shaken. It is merely a change of business.
                                                     THE JUSTICE MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
A jury was empaneled this morning and the trial of George Callum, a half breed Pawnee Indian charged with breaking into a store at New Salem, began. Cal Swarts had been appointed by the court to defend, but taking sick this morning, Lovell Webb was appointed. The Indian is a young fellow about twenty years old and can talk and understand but little English. The defense brought C. M. Scott up from Arkansas City to interpret.
The jury in the case of the Kiowa half-breed Indian, George Callum, brought in a verdict of acquittal. The defendant was charged with breaking into Maris’ store at New Salem. The evidence showed that the Indian was up from the Territory hunting work, and made his bunk on the ground under the store window. During the night he got cold, and hearing someone in the store, tapped on the window. The boy sleeping in the store thought him a burglar and blazed away with his revolver. The concussion broke the pane, but he thought the Indian did it. Callum is a youth of twenty and can talk but little English. C. M. Scott interpreted and Lovell Webb defended. Jailor Finch sent the Indian down to the Chilocco Indian school today.
                                                         NEW GROCERY.
                                                        MARIS & IRWIN.
                                                 (Successors to John C. Long.)
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
Having bought the business of John C. Long, we can be found at his old stand with the freshest and best Groceries always on hand, at the lowest living prices. The HIGHEST MARKET PRICE paid for produce. Hoping for a continuance of old customers, we will strive to please all in everything.
                                                        FOR CASH RENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
One of the best farms in Cowley County, known as the W. H. H. Maris place, on Silver Creek, 250 acres of fine bottom land. Inquire of J. C. McMullen or W. H. H. Maris.


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