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Henry (Hank) F. Paris

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
                                 [NOTE: FILE ALSO COVERS C. W. PARIS.]
                    [It appears that Charles W. Paris was the Uncle of H. F. Paris.]
              C. W. PARIS: Udall, Ninnescah Township, Maple Township, Winfield.
Winfield Directory 1880.
Paris, H. F., drayman, r. 6th avenue n. s. bet Fuller and Andrews.
City of Winfield 1880: H. F. Paris, 29; spouse, Libbie, 21.
Maple Township 1880.
Paris, C. W., 43; spouse, Maria, 36.
Winfield Directory 1885.
Paris C W, street-sprinkler, res 217 e 6th
Paris Hank F, drayman, office 517 Main, res 605 e 7th
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
C. W. Paris...
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1878.
Mr. C. W. Paris, from Davis County, Iowa, has bought the farm of J. Musgrove, in this county, near Ninnescah. He was a member of the third Iowa cavalry during the late war. At Arkansas Swamp, Arkansas, he was wounded by a ball, which entered his left eye and lodged just above the right eye, and has since been totally blind, yet he still writes. About two hours before receiving the ball as above stated, he alone rescued a nephew of Jim Lane and another from five rebel soldiers. He was a brave soldier and is an intelligent gentleman. He has settled in the midst of rich land where there is not an acre unfit for cultivation for miles around, but is all fine, moderately rolling prairie. His friends in Iowa will do well to follow his example. He has an interesting family and will be quite an acquisition to this county.
[NOTE: I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE PHRASE “totally blind, yet he still writes.” THAT IS PHRASE PRINTED!]
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.
The Paris Brothers have come to grief. They have been attempting for some time past to run three drays on two licenses, which didn’t suit Marshal Stevens, exactly, and last week he arrested one of the parties and brought him before Judge Boyer, where he was fined several dollars and costs, much to the disgust of the said Paris Bros. The affair culminated Monday evening by the Paris boys getting considerable liquor on board, and attempt­ing by sundry threats of whipping and killing, to run the Marshal off the streets. But they had “counted their chickens before they were hatched,” and while looking for their victim, they suddenly found themselves confronted with a double-barreled shotgun in the hands of Marshal Stevens, and by the determined look of his eyes, and the careless manner in which he handled the weapon, they concluded that “discretion was the better part of valor,” and one of them was marched off to the cooler without much resistance. So mote it be.
George Paris...

Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
George Paris. [Lawyers: Hackney & McDonald.]
Winfield Courier, July 8, 1880.
Paris has a new water tank and will deliver fresh pure water to any part of the city for 8 cents per barrel.
C. W. Paris, Ninnescah township, blind man...
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Mr. C. W. Paris, of Ninnescah township, came in and paid us a visit. Mr. Paris is blind, but enjoys having his home paper read to him by his children.
Hank Paris...
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.
Hank Paris’ mule team ran away down the street Tuesday and brought up with their noses against Jim Hill’s store front. Fortunately neither team nor wagon were injured, but it caused a scattering among the omnibuses standing in front of the Williams House. The team scared at a piece of paper blowing on the street. Had anyone been run over and killed, persons who throw paper on the streets would regret that they did not heed our advice about burning the paper.
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
Henry Paris has swapped mules again, and now has one of the finest span of striped long-ears that ever kicked the hair off a hitching post.
Henry Paris...
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
Winfield City, 1st Ward, Delegates: J. E. Conklin, G. H. Buckman, D. A. Millington, Geo. F. Corwin, H. D. Gans. Alternates: A. H. Johnson, A. T. Shenneman, E. P. Greer, Henry Paris, James Kelly.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
Large herds of Texas ponies are coming in. One of 200 head has been on exhibition at Enright’s stable yards this week. There are some very fine horses in the herd. A gentleman bought a handsome pair of grays Saturday for $125. They were caught with a lasso, thrown down, and the harness put on them and in a short time Hank Paris, who was bossing the job, was driving them around like old stagers.
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1882.
Henry Paris has purchased the street sprinkling franchise and will immediately prepare for a vigorous campaign on the dust. Hank is one of our most energetic citizens and won’t take hold of anything unless he does it well. We are glad that this business is at last in the hands of a man who has the facilities and the energy, coupled with sufficient local pride to make the thing a success. Let every businessman give Hank a lift in the way of subscriptions to the fund.
Cowley County Courant, June 1, 1882.

Bert Covert has sold his street sprinkler to Mr. Paris, the water man, who will attend to the business in a business-like and systematic manner. Mr. Paris gets the water at the K. C., L. & S. tank for the streets.
Capt. C. W. Paris: Maple township...
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
Rally to the Standard. The veteran Maple Guards of Maple Township is requested to meet at Red Bud Saturday the 10th, 1882, for purpose of drill and make arrangements for reunion at Topeka. CAPT. C. W. PARIS.
Henry (Hank) Paris...
Cowley County Courant, June 22, 1882.
Among those who especially exerted themselves in the boats and water for the recovery of the body of the drowned boy, Charlie Austin, we noticed Mr. Colgate, Frank Finch, Tom Myers, Charlie Hodges, Capt. Smith, Dr. Wells, Ben Cox, Sydal, Sid Majors, Hank Paris, Bert Freeland, and a number of others who were strangers to us. Those in the river were ably assisted by those on the banks. Horses and teams were freely tendered for conveying implements to be used in the search for the body, everyone seeming desirous of doing their part.
Cowley County Courant, June 22, 1882.
Hank Paris is doing a good job of sprinkling the streets of our city, thereby furnishing much protection to goods and the health of the city. Every businessman in the city should con­tribute toward paying him for his valuable services.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
Hank Paris is now running two sprinklers on the streets and is doing the work of keeping them well sprinkled in prime order.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Henry Paris is doing a first-class job on street sprinkling. Henry never tackles anything but what he does it well.
Uncle Wesley Paris moved from Maple township to Winfield...
Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.
Uncle Wesley Paris has removed from Maple Township to Winfield, where he will stay during the winter in order to give his children the benefit of our schools.
Henry Paris...
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
Henry Paris will continue his street sprinkling contract of last year through the coming summer. No one ever did this work so well as Hank, and with better satisfaction to the citizens. He never attempts anything that he don’t do right.
Uncle Wesley Paris...
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.
Uncle Wesley Paris put his bright, new sprinkling wagons on the street Tuesday afternoon. He proposes to do the business right this summer.
Henry Paris...
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.
H. Paris gave $1.00.
Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.
Hank Paris received a dispatch from his mother Tuesday evening, stating that she was very low and not expected to live. He left Wednesday morning and will not return before the first of next week.
Winfield Courier, August 16, 1883.
The Republicans of the first ward in Winfield will elect eight delegates to the county convention, at an election to be held at the office of Bard and Harris, on 9th Avenue, on Thursday, August 30, 1883, commencing at 2 o’clock p.m., and closing at 6 o’clock or as soon thereafter as there shall be no Republican at the polls ready to vote.
Jacob T. Hackney, John C. McNeil, and Frank Bowen are appointed judges of said election, and William Madden and T. M. McGuire, clerks.
All votes will be rejected except those presented by electors hitherto acting and voting with the Republican party, or by those who voted the Republican ticket last November and intend to vote the Republican ticket next November.
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.
Hank Paris and Charley Wooden had a set-to Tuesday morning. They raced around half a block at a two-forty gait, but Hank finally won the race in two heats and five seconds.
C. W. Paris...
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
Best jack 4 years and over, R. B. Noble, Dexter, 1st premium; C. W. Paris, city, 2nd.
Charles W. Paris, Udall...
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
We publish below the roll of old soldiers in this county drawing pensions from the government for injuries sustained on account of service, with monthly rate of allowance. It shows that there are one hundred and forty-six soldiers in the county drawing pensions, and that the government pays to them monthly the aggregate sum of $1,509.66¾. This is a record that no county but ours can show. It is certainly one that “Cares for him who has born the brunt of battle and for his widows and orphans.”
Paris, Chas. W., Udall, blindness, $72.00.
H. F. Paris...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.

H. F. Paris, moving city property: $1.50.
Uncle Wesley Paris...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
Uncle Wesley Paris returned last week from a trip to Comanche and Barbour counties. Although through his blindness he was unable to see any of its beauties, he gives us the most accurate description of its soil, climate, and the number of people flocking in that we have had.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
Fair Notes.
Mr. Wesley Paris has taken the contract to keep the grounds sprinkled and the dust down and has fitted up all his wagons and teams with which to do this work.
Hank Paris loses youngest child...
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
The Death Record. The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Hank Paris died.
Uncle Wesley Paris...
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
The careful manner in which Uncle Wesley Paris sprinkled the Fair ground and the avenue leading to them, last week, with a little Providential assistance, was a great source of pleasure to the vast crowd. Uncle Wesley never does things by halves.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
Uncle Wesley Paris is arranging to start his street sprinklers as soon as there is dust enough. He has rigged two wagons and will run both if patronage sufficient is extended.
Fannie Paris, daughter of Uncle Wesley Paris, married George Laycock...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The Judge joined in the unalloyed bonds of matrimony a few days since, Mr. George Laycock and Fannie Paris. Both are young people of much worth, and promise a long, happy, useful life. George is the son of one of the prominent contractors of this city, Mr. D. R. Laycock, and the bride is the daughter of Uncle Wesley Paris. THE COURIER wishes them a straight journey with a heavenly ending.
H. F. Paris: transported Winfield fire companies to Arkansas City for celebration...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
Hank Paris and Green Wooden transported the Fire Companies down, and ran a hack to the grounds, wearing out six teams and filling their pockets—if they did have to give a mint as license.
Steve Paris: son of either Uncle Wesley Paris or H. F. Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.

The man in the moon, as he looked down on his big and varied domain, last night, cast a beaming smile on one party he saw—sweet serenaders who sent out on the balmy air music whose charm is inexpressible. The writer, lying dreamily on his couch wrapped in tranquility and a cool breeze, heard sweet strains floating in at the open windows. At first he made not a stir. He thought the long-hoped for heavenly transition had been made; but on gazing from the northeast corner of his left eye, he beheld not an angel. Then Old Morpheus relinquished himself, and in the gauzy, ghostly habiliments of stilly night we noiselessly stole down the stairs and out to the musical origin. The serenaders thought it Hamlet’s ghost, at first, but as the apparition approached nearer, all fear was blighted. The party was composed of Will Ferguson and Fred Ballein, guitars, and George Nelson and Will Schell, violins, with O. J. Daugherty, bells, and Harry Sickafoose and I. Martin, manipulators of the vocal organ. They were chaperoned by Steve Paris, with his hack and mules. Their music was grand: as soft and low as that of the Aeolian harp and brought out many appreciative responses at different houses. They were out till two o’clock.
Hank Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The excavation is being made for the extension of the Winfield National Bank. It will be seventy feet, back to the alley, contain four store rooms twenty-five feet deep, with offices in the upper story, and will represent over five thousand dollars. Chas. Schmidt has the full contract, sublet to John Craine, brick work and plastering; Hank Paris and Ben Harrod, excavation of cellar, and Willis & Sons, carpentry. It will be whooped right up and when finished will be a big improvement to West Ninth avenue business appearance.
Uncle Wesley Paris’ grandson, Otis, dies...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Otis, the nine months old grandson of Uncle Wesley Paris, died of cholera infantum at 3 o’clock Monday morning, and was, last evening, laid away in Union Cemetery, Rev. Gans conducting the funeral. The little one’s mother, it will be remembered, died last September.
H. F. Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Harrod & Paris, dirt on streets, $35.60.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Ben Harrod and Hank Paris have the contract for excavating the Eaton-Short cellar on the corner of Ninth and Main. They are making things hum.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
The excavation for the new Farmers Bank block is progressing right along. Paris & Harrod are throwing the dirt. Architect Ritchie gave us a glimpse of this block this morning. It will be the champion block of the city. The first seventy-five feet will be three stories, with Mansard roof and crested cornice. The corner entrance is artistic. The stairway entrance is central, from Main. The block is metropolitan in everything, with beautiful interior and exterior finish. The construction contract will be let next week.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.

Hank Paris and Ben Harrod, the contractors, finished the Farmers’ Bank and Short excavation Friday. Eighteen hundred cubic yards of dirt were taken out in twelve days. All the contracts, except painting, in the building’s construction, have been let. Conner & Sons have the mason work contract, McKay & Pettit the carpentry, and John Craine the plastering.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
                                           WINFIELD, 1ST AND 2ND WARDS.
Delegates: H. H. Siverd, Frank Finch, C. E. Stueven, John Nichols, T. J. Harris, A. H. Jennings, W. B. Caton, Henry E. Asp, W. T. Madden, T. F. Axtell, A. J. Lyon.
Alternates: Green Wooden, C. M. Leavitt, Hank Paris, Archie Brown, B. McFadden, James McLain, Walter Denning, W. R. McDonald, J. H. Taylor, A. B. Taylor, Ben Harrod.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
Paris & Harrod, excavators of the Curns & Manser, Wallis & Wallis, and Hunt cellar, are almost done with their work, and the mason work will soon commence. The block will be a seventy-five foot front and eighty feet deep; three stories high. When completed the building will fill the vacancy between Mater’s blacksmith shop and the millinery store, which has so long been an unsightly place and a wilderness of sunflowers and other weeds. This is not all. The corner below the second hand store of Ira Kyger is owned by men of capital, who are arranging to erect a fine building thereon. And still we boom, notwithstanding the wail from other towns that times are close and nothing doing.
Uncle Wesley Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
The second day of the Fair opened this morning with a bright sky, warm sun, and all requisites to success. The thoroughfare leading to the grounds early felt the dampening influence of Uncle Wesley Paris’ street sprinkler, laying the dust, and making the chewing of real estate less a necessity than yesterday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
THURSDAY. This is Winfield and Arkansas City Day at the Fair and decidedly the biggest day of all. Prettier weather couldn’t be asked for than has been given the Cowley County Fair & Driving Park Association for their grand exhibition this week. Every day has been clear and balmy. Today was experienced the first terror—the dust, which a high breeze and the immense crowd stirred up in huge gobs that slapped a fellow in the face like hail stones. Uncle Wesley Paris, with his street sprinkler, kept the dust down as far as the Santa Fe depot. The wealth to send him clear through should have been raised.
H. F. Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Paris & Harrod, dirt on streets, $111.70.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.

The contract was awarded Saturday to Paris & Harrod for the excavation of the Methodist college building. They took it for twenty cents a yard, ten cents below the estimated and regulation price. Several foreigners were here for competition and got nicely downed by our house men. It will take twelve days to throw the dirt out. It began to fly today, and will have no let up, till finished, when the foundation walls will go up at once.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
Chaperoned by Architect Ritchie, behind his bay flyer, our reporter enjoyed a spin to College Hill, the “Phool school,” and other places Wednesday. Paris & Harrod are throwing dirt lively from the college excavation and will have it done next week.
C. W. Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
The reporter mounting a steed sallied forth early Friday morning to take an inventory of the improvements and new buildings which have gone up since the season opened, and the ones under construction at the present time. Being rushed, we are satisfied many have been overlooked. The valuation given is below the market value rather than above. The following list we know will surprise our own citizens.
C. W. Paris, addition, $2,500.
H. F. Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
The wind was in a bad tirade Friday. Real estate sailed around the heavens interviewing the angels, while part of it was playing thunder down here on earth. Out-houses were scattered all over town. The S. K. train was late—couldn’t make speed against the wind. The wires were blown down in several places. At the depot, while waiting for the train, Stafford’s “Old Queen” gray and buss was picked up by a gust and carried down Millington street about half a mile. Stafford started after her and ascended an air balloon. In some mysterious way, both were recovered. At the courthouse the weight of brains, influence, and general ability was too slim to hold things down, and the old house shook like an autumn leaf. The air had a spite of Judge Gans and blew the chimney off his office and through the roof on top of the vault. It broke three heavy joists, making an awful hole. Nobody was killed. Arthur Bangs lost his fine bus cap this morning two miles this side of Burden. A gale turned it out to grass. “Bill,” at Ferguson’s stable, had his hat lifted while at the depot this morning. He found it on Ninth avenue, a mile away. Judge Bard and Walter Seaver can’t be found, and it is rumored that they rode off this morning on the bosom of a miniature cyclone. One of Hank Paris’ bus sorrels was blown up on the platform at the depot this morning, with his hind feet under. His last end was too fast and came near standing him on his head. Seven men lifted him out. The roof of Warner & McIntyre’s planing mill on North Main was ripped to pieces. The building is owned by Mr. Jordan. The lower part is used by Warner & McIntyre, the upper story by Mr. Jordan for sleeping rooms.
Paris bus: Ben Mays and Steve Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.

The bus rivalry is warming up—has come to physical persuasion. Ben Mays and Steve Paris, on the side of the Paris bus, and Will Beck on the other side, had a free-for-all tumble at the S. K. depot the other night. Nobody was hurt. But the future looked black and accordingly the boys were brought before Judge Snow last evening. Steve Paris was discharged on the grounds that he was not corpus hors de combatus, or, in other words, didn’t get knocked down. The other two were fined $5.00 apiece and costs. The plea was that each was assailed by the other and that each was slugging in self defense.
Paris bus...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Still the bus war rages. Now a woman has got into it, Dora M. Bean. She had Will Beck and Arthur Bangs up Friday before Judge Buckman in a replevin suit. The Paris bus appears as Dora’s champion. She came up from Arkansas City the other day. At the depot Beck and Paris were standing close together when she came up, asked the fare, and was hustled off to a bus. She handed Beck her satchel. He had too much faith in the power of a grip. The woman got into the Paris bus and before any explanation could be made, was whirling up town. Beck had a valise and didn’t know what to do with it. It was late that night before he found where it belonged, when he delivered it. But Dora was wrathy, whether on her own account or not is unknown, at the retention of her baggage, filed a replevin suit for her grip and a damage suit, asking $50 as remuneration for the great inconvenience she sustained in the delay of her baggage. The evidence was presented Saturday and the case will be argued Thursday. There are some points of law to look up. The delivery of the goods was made simultaneous with the replevin suit. Beck paid $15 on the charge of disturbing Dora’s peace and quiet, at the depot, rather than oppose a gentle woman, but he kicks seriously on the $50 business. Madden & Forsyth are for Dora, and Judge McDonald for Beck and Bangs.
H. F. Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Harrod & Paris began clearing the ground for the McMullen building excavation Saturday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Early Monday morning it was discovered that the north wall of the Jennings-Crippen building, occupied by J. J. Carson & Co., was sinking, caused by the excavation for the McMullen building. It had sprung about one inch and a quarter when Fred Kropp was put to work, and by means of heavy timbers, forced the wall into place. It seems that the foundation of the building is only about three feet below the sidewalk when it should be at least seven, and has no cellar, so when the dirt was dug away, the sloping wall of earth that was left, being very soft and spongy from the winter’s drip of the old roof of the buildings that formerly stood there, afforded no support for the lone building. No fault can be found with Harrod & Paris in excavating as it was done according to orders, but the fault was in the foundation of the Jennings-Crippen building. Col. McMullen will go to work at once and put a solid and proper foundation under the sinking wall. This is quite a difficult job, and has to be accomplished by jack screws, and will probably cost $300. This will delay the work on the McMullen building some, but everything will go ahead all right in a few days.
Uncle Wesley Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
This flying helter skelter of real estate reminds forcibly the needs of the street sprinkler. Uncle Wesley Paris is arranging to start his sprinkler Monday. The water hire has got to $40 a month against $25 last year, and he’s a little afraid to tackle it.

Henry (Hank) Paris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
Still the bus racket keeps up. Hank Paris was before Judge Buckman Friday, on complaint of Will Beck, who charged him with assault at the Santa Fe depot. Paris was discharged. These petty melees are becoming the disgust of the people generally and should be stopped—not by the officials, but by the parties themselves. The idea that their rivalry in business must run into personal abuse and vengeful rows is discreditable and tends to injure patronage. People would rather foot it uptown than to be subject to the back and forth jowls of bus rustlers. Wrestle all the business you can in a legitimate way, boys, but don’t get on your muscle.
[Above item was the last one found on “Paris.”]


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