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Hiram Emery Silliman

[Note: Mrs. Amy Silliman was the mother of H. E. Silliman and Lola Silliman, who later married Dr. M. L. Wortman.]
                             [Silliman handled real estate, cattle, sheep, and horses.]
City of Winfield 1880: H. E. Silliman, 32; spouse, A. E., 27; mother, Amy, 55.
Winfield Directory 1885:
Silliman Mrs. A, widow, res 1310 Loomis
Silliman H E, real estate, res 1220 Loomis
                                                  FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.
Mr. H. E. Silliman is loaning money. His office is with Pryor & Kinne, and a notice thereof appears in another column.
MONEY TO LOAN. On Real Estate on 2 to 5 years’ time. Call and get terms before you borrow elsewhere. Office with Pryor & Kinne. H. E. SILLIMAN.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.
FOR SALE. 155 head of thrifty sheep. Call on H. E. Silliman, Winfield.
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1881.
Messrs. Smith, Silliman, and Chafey were appointed by the chair to act as a committee to select one from each township in the county to act as an executive committee.
Motion was made and carried that the first clause of the constitution be so amended as to read, “Cowley County Wool Growers and Sheep Breeders’ Association.”
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.
The married couples present were Mr. and Mrs. Wright, McDermott, Story, Johnson, Hendricks, Trimble, Wilson. D. Bliss, Baird, E. H. Bliss, Gilbert, Cairns, Jarvis, Adams, Tipton, Silliman, Stevens, Trezise, and Fuller. There were also present Messrs. Borchers, Arment, Applegate, Rigby, Wood, F. Finch, and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Mrs. H. Bliss, Mrs. Jewell, Miss S. Bliss, Miss Smith, Miss Corson, and others, whose names we failed to obtain.
Winfield Courier, August 4, 1881.
Mrs. A. Silliman and her daughter, Lola, returned last Saturday from Peoria, Illinois, where they had been making a long visit. The editor had the pleasure of their very entertaining company from Kansas City home. Miss Lola is the forty-fourth heard from of the 45 pupils of Prof. Trimble’s class and she also is enthusiastic for the re-appointment of the Professor.
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
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.
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. Officers of the Sunday School. Superintendent: James McDermott; Assistant Superintendent: B. F. Wood; Secretary: J. C. Rowland; Treasurer: J. S. Mann; Organist: Miss Lola Silliman; Chorister: George Cairns.
Their elegant new church building is fast nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks.
Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.
It is rumored that Mr. Silliman, of Winfield, has purchased the Wait farm.
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.
Miss Lola Silliman, we are sorry to say, is very ill with pneumonia. Little hope is entertained of her recovery.
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
The newspaper reported on a paper read by Mrs. H. E. Silliman, a member of Col. J. C. McMullen’s Bible Class, on Sabbath morning, April 18, 1882, entitled “Judea.” She stated that the name Juden, which, though in latter periods has been applied to the whole of Palestine, belonged, strictly speaking, to the southeastern part of it. Since the time of Christ the Land of Palestine has been called the Land of Israel, Judah, Judea, and the Holy Land.
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.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
The Good Templars had one of the most pleasant meetings at their hall on last Saturday evening of any since their Lodge was organized. It was the evening for installation of officers, and they were regularly installed by Lodge Deputy, E. T. Trimble.
Among the officers listed for the ensuing quarter was Miss Lola Silliman, Organist.
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
On Tuesday evening the citizens met at the Opera House to hear the report of the executive committee on 4th of July celebration. The committee reported as follows.
On Music: J. P. Short, E. H. Blair, G. H. Buckman, H. E. Silliman, and R. C. Bowles.

Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
For Sale. 715 Merino sheep. Call on or address Hall Bros., Tisdale, Kansas, or H. E. SILLIMAN, Winfield, Kansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1882.
The Finley farm changed hands for a consideration of $2,500. Mr. Silliman, of Winfield, purchaser.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1882.
A nice collection of peaches was displayed by H. E. Silliman named Heath Seedling Cling, which usually reproduces same as planted; cause of this, the bloom usually fertilizes before the petals open.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.
A change of base has been made by Benjamin Wright. He is now stationed on the Silliman farm in this community. His stalwart sons are active, industrious young men, and a pride to their parent.
Bertie Silliman...
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
                                                           Little Folks’ Party.
A large number of little folks gathered together at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor Monday afternoon to celebrate with little Mamie her third birthday. The crowd was the jolliest and liveliest we have seen and each of the little folks seemed to take in the full measure of enjoyment. A splendid repast was set for them which they attacked with a relish. Little Mamie received a large number of elegant presents from her young friends. The following is a list of the presents and of those present: 1 silver set knife, fork, and spoon; 2 Majolica plates; 2 gold sash pins; 1 gold ring; 1 child’s decorated china wash stand set; 1 child’s dinner castor; 1 hand painted mug; 1 porte-monnaie; 5 China cups and saucers; 2 China mugs; 1 glass mug; 1 doll’s parlor suite; 1 autograph album; 1 photograph album; 1 wood tea set combination table and cupboard; 1 Brittania tea set; 2 child’s glass sets; sugar bowl; butter dish, etc.; 3 dolls; 2 doll’s canopy top phaetons; 1 doll and carriage; 2 picture books; 1 flat iron and stand; 1 bell cart and span of goats; 1 bouquet; 1 basket of flowers; 1 satin puff box; 1 panorama egg; 6 elegant birthday cards; 1 little brown jug; 1 necklace of pearl beads; 1 shell box; 1 photograph with frame; 2 China match safes; 2 bottles perfumery; 1 card receiver (Kalo Meda); 2 handkerchiefs (embroidered); 1 collar; 1 tooth-pick holder.
Present: Misses Birdie Wright, Edna Glass, Blanche Bliss, Blanche Troup, Stella Buckman, Mamie Black, Frankie Black, Mary Spotswood, Maggie Pryor, Edna Pryor, Muriel Covert, Annie McDonald, Clara Austin, Pearl E. Snyder, Maggie Johnson, Emma Johnson, Bernice Bullen, Beryl Johnston, Nina Nelson, Nona Nelson, Lube Myton, Josie Myton, Ethel Carruthers, Mary Brotherton, Bell Brotherton, Nina Harter, May Harter, Maud Miller, Gertie Lynn, Effie Lynn, Edna Short, Alma Miller, Mollie Trezise, Lillie Trezise, Fannie Bryan, Flossie Bullen, Ollie Newcomb, Edna Fitch, Maud Cooper, Daisy Clark.

Masters Eddie Greer, Eddie Thorp, Ralph Brown, Roy Robinson, Bertie Silliman, Vere Hollenbeck, Charles F. Green, Charlie Sydal, Henrion McDonald, Dolphi Green, Clare Bullen, Bruce Carruthers, Edgar Powers, Charlie Lynn, Paul Bedilion, Codie Waite, Zack Miller, Willie Trezise, Carl Farringer, Walter Baird, and Willis Young.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
The Good Templars installed their officers on last Friday evening for the quarter commencing Nov. 1st as follows. Miss Lola Silliman was made organist.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
Last Friday Messrs. Horning and Whitney had on exhibition in their store a beautiful marble grate for a fireplace. It was certainly a work of art as well as of comfort. The grate was of galvanized iron, mounted in highly polished and carved marbleized iron, together with mantle and side pieces of the same material. It is intended for the residence of Mr. H. E. Silliman.
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
The Real Estate firm of Bard & Harris have sold during the past sixty days $22,900 worth of real estate. They sold one quarter to H. E. Silliman for $3,000.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The Courier printed an article about St. Luke, the evangelist, author of the Third Gospel and, according to ecclesiastical tradition, also of the Acts of the Apostles, written by Miss Lola Silliman, a member of Col. McMullen’s Bible class. The editor commented: “For research and great judgment in selection of points of interest, this article commends itself to the Bible student as one of much merit.”
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.
The Good Templars installed their officers for the ensuing quarter on last Friday evening as follows. Miss Lola Silliman was installed as organist.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
“For the purpose of paying teachers’ wages and improving and repairing school buildings, the laying of sidewalks and improvement of school furniture. . . .”
      Election 1st ward: to be held in a building situated on Lot No. 19, in Block No. 129, in said ward. J. C. Fuller, George Emerson, and G. H. Buckman to be judges; John M. Reed and H. E. Silliman to act as clerks.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Notes of the Convention. To Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman were assigned W. P. Campbell, wife and daughter, of the Wamego Reporter.
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. E. Silliman contributed $2.00.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
Mr. J. C. Dolan, a member of the city government of Peoria, Illinois, with his wife, is visiting H. E. Silliman and other friends in this county. They came on the excursion as guests of the Neosho Valley Press Association.
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
Mr. H. E. Silliman and family, accompanied by Mrs. A. Silliman, her daughter, Miss Lola, and Miss Alice Carson, started Monday for an extended trip through Colorado. They will visit Manitou Springs, Denver, Pueblo, and all places of interest in that state.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
Mr. H. E. Silliman and family, Mrs. A. Silliman, Miss Lola, and Miss Alice Carson returned last week from their month’s pilgrimage in Colorado. They spent a week at Manitou, and stopped at all important points on the road long enough to “take in” the sights. They returned much refreshed, but say that toward the latter part of the visit the scenery became monotonous and they again longed for the rolling prairies of Kansas. H. E. says the number of his ladies prevented him from going on to Salt Lake City—he was afraid the Mormons would take him for a full-fledged member and put a quietus on their return.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
Miss Sarah Hoyt, of Fort Scott, is spending a few weeks in this city, the guest of Miss Lola Silliman. A very enjoyable little party was given her at Miss Silliman’s pleasant home on Monday evening.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
Mr. C. Hall and wife are visiting his sister, Mrs. H. E. Silliman.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
Judge J. C. Yates, for seventeen consecutive years Probate Judge of Peoria County, Illinois, came in last week on business connected with the estate of James Riely, the druggist who was killed at Arkansas City two years ago. He came in the interests of a brother and sister of the deceased. Peoria is H. E. Silliman’s old home, and he is one of the men whose votes honored the Judge by this extraordinary term.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
Miss Sarah Hoyt returned to her home in Fort Scott on last Friday morning, after a two weeks’ visit in this city with Miss Lola Silliman.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1883.
MARRIED. Married at the residence of H. E. Silliman, in Winfield, December 12th, 1883, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. Wm. R. Lorton and Miss Alice M. Carson, both of this city. Will surprised his friends by this matrimonial move, but the surprise was not sufficient to interfere with well wishes. We hope Will and his excellent bride may enjoy uninterruptedly the long and happy life indicated by their dispositions and surroundings. They have taken up their residence on Will’s farm, near Wilmot, this county.
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.
The Baptist Church held its annual business meeting on Monday evening. The reports of the various affairs and societies, including the Sunday school, show that the year has been a prosperous one in most respects. There were 102 persons baptized during the year and quite a number received by letter, the total membership at present being 301. The following officers were elected for the next year: Church clerk, A. P. Johnson; church treasurer, C. A. Bliss; trustees, B. F. Wood, C. A. Bliss, L. B. Stone, H. E. Silliman, and John Tyner. Officers of the Sunday school: superintendent, John M. Prince; assistant superintendent, B. N. Wood; secretary, James McDermott; treasurer, John Tyner.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
Col. J. C. McMullen and H. E. Silliman have been off to Illinois on a business trip during the past week. They say that hundreds of people are leaving Illinois for Southern Kansas and Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
Wishing to extend to our farmers and others the very best facilities for the improvement of their stock, we have purchased five imported Norman Horses, from the celebrated Perche district in France. These are all recorded in the Percheron stud book of America and France, and we have properly certified and authenticated copies of same to which we invite the inspection of all breeders who wish to improve their stock.
One of our colts, Valmond, was sired by Brilliant, one of the best horses ever brought to this country and now at the head of Dunham’s stables. We invite special attention to his pedigree. We have also three grades out of imported St. Louis dams and Kentucky mares.    It is admitted the world over that this matchless breed excel all others in strength, style, and action. They are intelligent, docile, broad between the eyes, easily broken, thin skinned, and stand the hot weather the best of any breed. It is claimed by breeders that they have the best feet of any horse in America—better than the Clydesdales—having a high cup foot, while the latter are flat footed, and are deficient in many other particulars.
We quote from the history of the Percheron Race:
“That cool, restrained, and ever fresh energy, that courageous patience, of which the Percheron, every day, gives an example, dragging, at a trot, heavy loads, the weight of which frightens the imagination; stopping short in both ascending and descending; starting off freely and always without balking; never refusing his food; fearing neither heat nor cold. He possesses superior strength, speed, docility, temper, and a complete absence of irritability. Hence it is that all our Provinces, envy us the possession of the race, and even foreign countries seek after it with an eagerness amounting to a passion.”

These horses crossed even with our Indian mares make a most valuable and salable animal. Bred to a mare of reasonable size, their offspring are the most valuable of any in the market. These Norman horses are for sale on one, two, and three years time—giving the purchaser an opportunity to earn more than the cost of the horse with his service before payment is required. These horses are in charge of Mr. S. Eslinger’s stable opposite Courthouse. We give written guarantees of the pedigrees of this stock and warrant all our representations in reference to them when sales are made.
                                             J. C. McMULLEN, H. E. SILLIMAN.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
From Exchange: Arkansas City Republican.
The Baptist Sewing Circle of Arkansas City, this week, issued invitations to persons at Winfield and at home, to a social gathering to be held Friday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation. From Winfield were: Rev. Cairns and wife, Mr. Johnson and wife, E. H. Bliss and wife, Mr. Johnson and wife, E. H. Bliss and wife, Mr. Hickok and wife, Mr. Gilbert and wife, Mr. Hunt and wife, Mr. Silliman and wife, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Waite, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix, Misses C. Bliss and Tyner. Twelve came from Winfield in the bus, and the remainder in carriages. They expressed themselves as very much pleased with the appearance of our city.
Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884. A Card of Thanks. The members of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the First Baptist Church of Winfield, who accepted the invitation to attend the entertainment given them by the ladies of the Baptist society of Arkansas City, desire to extend their thanks for the bountiful repast furnished them, on Friday, of last week, at the residence of N. T. Snyder, of that place, and hope that the pleasant acquaintances thus established may ever be sustained. MRS. H. E. SILLIMAN, Secretary. By order of the Society.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
H. E. Silliman has a stock farm of eleven hundred acres on Grouse Creek surrounded with a barbed wire fence, which he will soon stock with cattle and sheep.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
From Exchange: Burden Enterprise.
S. W. Phoenix, of Richland Township, bought a horse from McMullen & Silliman, from Treadway Bros. stable in this city, paying therefor $1,500. B. H. Clover, of Richland Township, purchased another horse from the same place, of the same parties, for $1,500 cash. It appears that fine horses are getting to be at a premium.
Winfield Courier, May 29, 1884.
Dr. C. A. Allen, of Chillicothe, Illinois, was visiting in the city last week. He met many old friends here, among whom were Messrs. S. S. Holloway, H. E. Silliman, Gus Lorry, and others.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
                                                H. E. SILLIMAN, REAL ESTATE.
There were 8 places listed: 80 acres, Dutch Creek; 160 acres, Grouse Valley; 175 acres 5 miles from Winfield; 240 acres, Grouse Creek; 160 acres near Constant; 160 acres, Vernon Township; 950 acres, location not given; 1,120 acres, Grouse Creek.

Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
Mrs. A. Silliman and daughter, Miss Lola, left on Wednesday of last week for a summer’s visit at the old home in Illinois.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
FOR SALE. Two imported and three grade Percheron-Norman stallions. These are fully acclimated to our climate and are of the finest specimens of their class. Terms easy and prices to suit the times. Inquire of J. C. McMullen or H. E. Silliman.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 22, 1885.
Bee Hive Prize Drawing. Mr. H. E. Silliman had one of the lucky numbers to the drawing.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
J. S. Hubbard, of Udall, has purchased of McMullen and Silliman a fine young Imported Percheron stallion, Massiot, (Recorded 1409). This splendid race of horses are the most salable, useful, hardy, powerful, and general purpose horses known to man. Breeders in that portion of the county are to be congratulated upon having so valuable an animal in their midst.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 2, 1885.
Luther J. Barnes, of Grenola, Kansas, purchased of McMullen and Silliman the fine imported stallion Matidjah, No. 997 (14,021). This horse is a direct descendant of the famous Arab stallion Gallipoli, which is said to have been the most celebrated horse of his race. The farmers in that vicinity can be congratulated upon so valuable an animal coming into their midst. The first cross of the heavy horse is the best general purpose animal, also the most saleable of any race known to man.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
Tuesday’s Election. 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.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
H. E. Silliman vs. Edward Iles et al: dismissed on motion of plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
The petition of H. E. Silliman et al to vacate the alley running north and south through block 173, in Loomis’ addition to Winfield, was rejected.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Fred Kropp is moving H. E. Silliman’s residence across the street north. Mr. Silliman contemplates the erection of a fine residence soon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.

Miss Lola Silliman arrived home on the noon Santa Fe, via the Frisco line. She was caught at Independence by the flood. She reports sad havoc on the Elk river. The bridge between Independence and Cherryvale is not down. The passengers were put into a caboose and backed over the river, then they had to get out and walk for quite a distance through mud on the road bed, as rails and ties were gone; then they were taken into a skiff and ferried over a bayou and taken into the rear end of a freight car that was backed as far into the water as they could go. Five persons were buried at Independence while she was there. They were drowned by the overturning of a skiff as they were returning from rescuing some of the party from a submerged house. Many things floated by on the mad current—houses, sheds, stock, etc. A rescuing party towed an old stump ashore that carried a young chicken, a rat, and two pigs. The passengers were well cared for, and courteously treated by the hotels and citizens of Independence. Miss Lola says she has always had an idea that commercial drummers, book agents, etc., were rather a hard set, but their many courtesies on this occasion relieved them in her mind of any such reputation.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
Cowley County has great reason to congratulate herself on her escape of the terrible disaster which overtook counties east of her. Though the rains here stand paralleled only by the great flood 1877, yet the damage is comparatively light. H. E. Silliman is in receipt of a letter from his partner in the stock business on Grouse, Norman Hill, stating that a number of their cattle and hogs perished. Mr. C. A. Peabody lost 120 head of hogs, and J. D. Maurer was driven from home and much of his property destroyed. Crops all along the Grouse valley are completely destroyed. Excepting the railroad bridges across Silver and Grouse, this is the only very serious damage done in this county.
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 music, vocal and instrumental, was sublime. The national airs by the cornet orchestra, Messrs. Crippen, Roberts, Bates and Shaw, with Miss Lola Silliman, organ accompanist, thrilled the audience and elicited the highest praises.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Master Willie Sarsen went to Washington Territory with James Cairns. He has been adopted by Prof. Trimble and lady. He has been in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Silliman, who have the thanks of Mr. S. H. Honk for their kind and watchful care over him since the death of his mother.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
H. E. Silliman, of this city, was elected a member of the Ottawa Baptist University Board. This institution is in a more prosperous condition than ever before—coming right forward among western educational institutions.
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, July 9, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman left Tuesday for a few days rural recreation at Mr. C. A. Peabody’s farm in the Grouse valley. Mr. Silliman has an interest with Mr. Peabody in a cattle ranch over there.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The ladies of the Baptist church are always successful with their entertainments, and the one at the church Thursday was no exception. A throng of jolly folks mingled in genuine sociability, and indulged in various delicacies: ice cream, blackberries, etc. The four tables were crowded from early evening till almost the celebrated “wee sma’ hours.” They were presided over by Mrs. O. Branham, Mrs. Samuel Dalton, and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert; Mrs. A. F. Hartwell, Miss Lola Silliman, and Miss Maggie Herpich; Mrs. Ed. Nelson, Mrs. H. N. Zimmerman, and Mrs. E. D. Taylor. Sam Gilbert, Democratic Sam, sat as collector of customs—raking in the shekels with his broad smile and usual agility. It was certainly a very enjoyable entertainment. The pretty church lawn was as full of pretty young ladies as the young ladies were “full” of nice ice cream.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
All members of the G. A. R. and of the W. R. Corps will meet at the G. A. R. Hall one hour before the time arranged for the general funeral exercises, and under the general supervision of the Post Commander, march to the church. The Courier Band will march at the head of the procession. The instrumental music to be under the supervision of Geo. H. Crippen, leader of the band. The vocal music at the church to be under the management of H. E. Silliman, leader of the Baptist choir.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
Through the courtesy of Messrs. Bliss & Wood, our fat man procured a “dead head” ticket and joined the excursion down the muddy Arkansas last Tuesday. We left Winfield on the regular passenger train going south; our hearts were filled with gladness and our baskets filled with eatables that made the reporter drop all thoughts of trouble and feel like a school boy. We numbered ninety-five souls besides several children. We reached Arkansas City with care. Here the cars were run down to the second crossing below the depot, where we expected conveyances would be in waiting to take us to the river, but “nary one” was there, and half a mile of dusty road ahead that insured our landing on the “Kansas Millers,” but equal to the occasion, we took our lunch baskets in our hands and faced all difficulties by starting for the bridge east of town across the Walnut, where the “Kansas Millers” was tied up tight and fast.
The Winfield Juvenile band was along and discoursed sweet music. We had an organ aboard and had some good vocal music by E. F. Blair, A. F. Hopkins, Louie [Lewis] Brown, Mrs. Allen Ayres, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, and Miss Lola Silliman, organist.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.

The Grant Memorial Services Saturday were grand. The G. A. R. and the militia were out in full force. The Courier, the Juvenile, and the Union Cornet Bands discoursed sweet music; the city was draped in mourning and business suspended from 2 to 4 o’clock in honor of the dead hero. The south and the north joined hands and hearts in mourning for the silent man of Vicksburg. The procession started from the G. A. R. hall at 2 p.m., followed by the Militia, marching to the Baptist church where the services were held. The church was beautifully draped. Over the pulpit was a banner with the inscription, “Our Old Commander,” over a picture of Gen. Grant. The pulpit was draped in black, decorated with beautiful flowers arranged in crosses. The outside of the church was also appropriately in mourning. The G. A. R. occupied the front seats, with the militia and Woman’s Relief Corps. We cannot speak too highly of the music. The Courier Band rendered sweet music at the church. Also the choir of the church, composed of Miss Lola Silliman, organist; H. E. Silliman, Miss Walrath, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, and Prof. Merriman. As the Corps marched in, Crippen’s instrumental Quintette played Lincoln’s Funeral March—as charming as ever greeted the ear.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Mrs. Silliman will soon finish her elegant residence on South Loomis street. The building is 38 x 45 consisting of seven rooms besides closets, pantries, and bathroom. The house has a mansard roof set off with a tower. At the entrance to the ground floor is a vestibule 5 x 7. This leads into the hall 8 x 16. From this the stairway ascends and two doors from the hall leads into the parlor and sitting room. The parlor is 13 x 15, with sliding doors between it and the sitting room, which is 13 x 17. A bay window on the south side of the sitting room, which may be shut off by sliding doors. Sliding doors lead from the sitting room into the dining room, which is 13 x 15. In this room is a marbleized mantle grate. The bathrooms open out of the dining room, also a china closet opens into the pantry. The kitchen opens out of the dining room and sitting room. There is a sink in the kitchen connected with the pump, as is the bathroom. A cellar-way leads out of the kitchen. At the head of the stairs is a hall opening into every room above. At the head of the stairs is a square closet, where is the entrance to the tower. Just east of the head of the stairs is a bedroom 13 x 15. South of this is a bedroom 13 x 17 with a large closet. West of this is a bedroom 13 x 15. There are double windows in all the bedrooms as well as parlor and dining room. The finish on this house will be a moulded casing with a heavy band mould. I. W. Randall is the architect and L. Van DeWater, the contractor. It certainly is a fine residence; cost, $3,500.
H. E. Silliman is at work on his residence just south of his old house, which will be a counterpart of his mother’s, with the exception of the finish, which will be in Eastlake. Will cost some more than $3,500. Mr. Van DeWater will do this job also.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
H. E. Silliman returned from Ottawa Friday and reports a very gratifying state of affairs in the University. There is double the number enrolled this year than there was at this time last year—107 now on the roll, 32 counties of Kansas being represented, and some from without the state. One student is from Salt Lake City and was formerly a Mormon. There has been an increase in the faculty, and under the energetic management of President Ward, the Baptists of Kansas have a school of which in the near future they will be justly proud.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

Church socials, whose object is money, are extremely antiquated. They are good things. There should be as much business in a church as in any other institution. Nothing can be run without money. But as a usual thing the regulation church social is dry and unentertaining: don’t get people down off their stilts to that genuine inter-mingling that best promotes human aspirations. We are social creatures, and of all sociability, that of christianity and morality is paramount. Realizing the necessity for better acquaintance, a broader mingling of Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, United Brethren—all denominations—Rev. Reider hit upon a novel plan—a christian and every worldlian. It opened in the Baptist church at three o’clock Thursday, with a large attendance, a good number being in from the country, and the congregation well mixed. Revs. B. Kelly, P. B. Lee, and J. H. Reider made short addresses on the necessity of social culture, and a choir composed of Misses Lena Walrath and Bessie Handy and Messrs. E. F. Blair and John Roberts, with Miss Lola Silliman at the instrument, furnished appropriate music. The exercises occupied but a few moments, when all turned themselves loose in social intercourse, under the introduction of a committee for the purpose. It is at such meetings as this that the genuine christian sows the seeds of charity, courtesy, and kindred virtues from which a hopeful harvest may afterward be gleaned.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman; Mrs. A. Silliman; Lola Silliman...
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 15, 1885.
The fifteenth annual gathering of the Walnut Valley Baptist Association assembled with the Baptist church of this city yesterday at 10:30 a.m. In the absence of the Moderator, Rev. W. F. Harper, of Wichita, was called to the chair; Rev. W. J. Sandefur, of Sunny Dale, clerk.
Delegates present from Winfield: Rev. J. H. Reider and wife, B. F. Wood, M. L. Wortman, Mrs. J. S. Hunt, J. S. Warner, Mrs. Jno. Tyner, S. L. Gilbert, J. Stretch, Mrs. A. Silliman, A. P. Johnson, and H. J. Roderick.
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.
H. E. Silliman, residence, $8,000.
Mrs. A. Silliman, residence, $8,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
H E Silliman et ux to Amy Silliman, lot 9, blk 172, Loomis’ ad to Winfield: $300.00.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman were among the guests present.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
The committees, appointed at the citizens’ meeting, to work up the submitting of propositions for the extension of the Florence El Dorado & Walnut railroad from Douglass to Winfield, met yesterday afternoon in McDougall’s hall to determine on the apportionment of the amount of aid asked.
Every movement must have money back of it to insure its success. This and other enterprises needing agitation take money. Contributions were called for to be placed in the hands of the Winfield Enterprise Association for use in submitting these railroad propositions and any other progressive enterprise for which the Association sees necessity.
H. E. Silliman contributed $5.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Miss Lola Silliman has purchased of Carl Huffman’s Music House, Leavenworth, a fine Chickering Piano. It is one of the finest instruments in the city.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

Once again have the wedding chimes echoed. Ever since the announcement of the intended marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen, society has been on the qui vive in anticipation of the brilliant affair. Its date was New Year’s Day—the starting of a new year, with all its bright prospects and happy hopes. What time could be more appropriate for the joining of two souls with but a single thought? As the cards signaled, the wedding occurred at the elegant residence of Col. J. C. McMullen, uncle of the bride. At half past one o’clock the guests began to assemble and soon the richly furnished parlors of one of Winfield’s most spacious homes were a lively scene, filled with youth and age. It was a representative gathering of the city’s best people, attired as befitted a full dress occasion. Many of the ladies were very richly costumed.
Among the guests: Mr. and Mrs. Hiram E. Silliman.
THE TOKENS AND DONORS. Silver pitcher and goblet, Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Albro, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. O. Branham, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Bliss, Miss Lena Walrath, and Miss Lola Silliman.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Miss Lola Silliman entertained a very pleasant little party of her young friends New Year’s Eve. Her home is one of the most agreeable in the city, commodious and nicely furnished, and her entertainment very whole souled.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
The words cementing two more hearts have been pronounced, and Mr. Lewis Brown and Miss Lena Walrath are no longer known singly. The happy event wedding them was celebrated last night, at the well appointed home of the bride’s brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins. The occasion was no surprise. It had been anticipated with interest for some time. The general anticipation only made the event the more complete. At an early hour last evening, the large double parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Collins’ home were a lively scene, thronged with youth, beauty, and age.
In attendance: Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman; Lola Silliman.
Silver cake basket, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Bertha Wallis, Bessie Handy, Lola Silliman, and Maud Kelly.
China tea set, gold band, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Young, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Long.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.

The Literary Union, though unavoidably meeting on the same evening of the G. O., had a good attendance and an evening of much interest and profit. It met in the capacious home of Miss Lola Silliman, whose happy reception made perfect freedom and enjoyment. The program was acceptably arranged and meritable—Quartette music by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brown, C. I. Forsyth, and Charles Slack; a revel with Longfellow, with numerous and applicable quotations, all giving a stanza; a basso solo by Mr. Forsyth, with Miss Kelly at the instrument; essay, “The Moral Codes,” N. W. Mayberry; vocal duet by Mrs. Brown and Chas. Slack; recitation by Miss Maud Kelly; duet, violin and piano, A. F. Hopkins and Miss Silliman; recitation, by Frank H. Greer. Besides those named there were present: Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, and Mrs. A. Silliman; Misses Eva Berkey, Minnie Burney, and Ora Lowry; Messrs. P. S. Hills, James Lorton, O. D. Wagner, M. A. Stewart, C. E. Webb, L. E. Barbour, and Lewin Plank. This Union certainly has a meritable object—the drawing out, in pleasant and profitable entertainment, the city’s literary ability and taste. It will at once enlist the appreciation of all of a literary or musical turn. Among the city’s numerous parties where “airy pleasantries” are the order, a Union of this kind is very appropriate. The next entertainment will be given in the new St. James Hotel parlors, in conjunction with a social by the Ladies Aid Society.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
In our report of the surprise party at Spencer Bliss’, we find we omitted the following names: Capt. S. G. Gary and wife; J. S. Hunt and wife; Dr. and Mrs. Wells; Mr. and Mrs. H. Silliman; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood; Mrs. Hickok; Mrs. Young; and Misses Reider, Gregg, and Millspaugh.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
H. E. Silliman returned Thursday from a meeting of the executive committee of Ottawa University. The affairs of the University are in a very satisfactory state. The present management have evolved a definite plan out of the confusion of former plans and, with the support of the Baptists of Kansas, Ottawa University will be an institution of credit to the denomination and to Kansas. Ottawa will be glad to hold down one end of a division on the Burlington extension of the S. K. to Winfield.
Winfield Monthly Herald, August, 1891.
Mrs. Amy Silliman and her grandchildren, Bert and Grace, have gone to Ohio for a visit. We shall look anxiously for their return.
Winfield Monthly Herald, November, 1891.
Amount of pledge                     $50.00
Rec’d from Festival                            6.00
Rec’d from Mrs. L. Shelby             .50
Rec’d from M. Hall                              .50
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman              43.00
Amount of pledge                     $50.00
Paid cash                                        $50.00
MRS. M. L. WORTMAN [Formerly Lola Silliman.]
Amount of pledge                     $50.00
Rec’d of M. L. Wortman                    4.50
Self                                                  45.50
Winfield Monthly Herald, January, 1892.
We are glad to report Mrs. Amy Silliman nearly well after her serious illness.
Winfield Monthly Herald, February, 1892.

Bert, Grace, and Amy Silliman have been tusseling with La Grippe. Mrs. H. E. Silliman was called to Iowa by the sudden illness of her brother.


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