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M. B. Wallis

                                                         Clothing. Winfield.
                                                    [Partner: W. M. Boyer.]
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877. MR. M. B. WALLIS has purchased Frank Gallotti's interest in the stock of clothing formerly carried by Boyer & Gallotti. The business will be managed by the firm of Boyer & Wallis.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
Dissolution Notice. The copartnership heretofore existing between W. M. Boyer and F. Gallotti, under the firm of Boyer & Gallotti, is this day, by mutual consent, dissolved. The business will be carried on at the old stand under the name of Boyer & Wallis, who assume all liabilities of the late firm, and collect all accounts due said firm.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
W. M. Boyer, of the firm of Boyer & Wallis, spent last week in Chicago purchasing a spring stock of clothing.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877.
                                                             BASE BALL.
                                                    Attorneys vs. Businessmen.
That game of base ball on last Tuesday afternoon between the two nines, one of which was made up of attorneys exclusively and the other of businessmen, of this city, was decidedly an interesting one. The players, and a large crowd of spectators, assembled upon the ground, south of town, at [? failed to give time ?] o’clock p.m., soon after which the game commenced, with the attorneys in the field and the businessmen at the bat.
The first man called to the bat was Mr. Thos. Copeland, who made a fair hit, making a home run. Next came Geo. Robinson and A. C. Dickinson, both “fouled out.” Fred Hunt then went to bat and by a fair hit made second base, where he was left by Sid Major being put out by a fly catch, and being the third man out, when the businessmen went into the field and the attorneys to the bat. Mr. L. J. Webb was the first attorney called to the bat and “fouled out.” Mr. Buckman then followed with a fair hit and went to second base. Jno. Pryor went out on three strikes. A. H. Green then went to first base by a good hit, and Mr. Buckman at the same time making a score; Mr. Jennings went out on three strikes, being the third man out, put the side out, leaving Mr. Green on second base. The score was even at the end of the first inning, the businessmen gained five in the second, and the attorneys gained three in the third, leaving the businessmen only two ahead. The businessmen went seven more ahead in the fourth inning and sixteen in the fifth, leaving the score stand as will be seen below. The game was well played considering the fact that most of the players had not played a game of base ball for years and several of them never in their lives. Considerable interest was manifested in the game.

At the beginning of the fifth inning, Mr. Green withdrew from the attorneys, whose place was supplied by Will Holloway, and Geo. Robinson withdrew from the businessmen, whose place was supplied by Mr. Guinn, of Sheridan Township, who made during this inning the strongest hit made during the game and made a home run. O. M. Seward, of the attorneys, did excellent playing behind the bat. The game was called at the close of the fifth inning, at 5 o’clock p.m.; duration of the game 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Score given after article shows that Businessmen had 44 runs; Attorneys had 19 runs.
Players—Businessmen: Copeland, c.; Dickinson, p.; Hunt, F. C., s.s.; Robinson, 1st b.; Major, 2nd b.; Stuart, 3rd b.; Wallis, M. B., l. f.; Hunt, J. S., c. f.; Starwalt, r. f.
Players—Attorneys: Webb, 2nd b.; Buckman, p.; Pryor, J. D., 1st b.; Green, c. f.; Jennings, 3rd b.; Seward, c.; Asp, r. f.
Note: Initials given for some individuals and skipped for other players.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
M. B. Wallis, of the firm of Boyer and Wallis, has pur­chased the little sorrel running mare, known as the Burt Covert mare.
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1877.
Marion Wallis visited Independence last week.
Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877
An exclusive boot and shoe house is that of W. C. Root & Co. The leading clothiers are Boyer & Wallis, who can stop at any hotel in Saratoga. The most prominent real estate dealers are J. C. Fuller, E. C. Manning, and A. H. Green, and from a score of lawyers I select as the probable leaders of the profession here Hon. W. P. Hackney, Hon. L. J. Webb, the present representative from this district, Messrs. McDonald, Jennings & Buckman, and E. S. Torrance. Mr. Henry E. Asp is a young limb of the law, just admitted to practice in the district court, and gives promise of a successful career.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1877.
Attention! All persons knowing themselves indebted to Boyer & Wallis must call and settle on or before the 1st day of December, 1877. BOYER & WALLIS.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
The coming winter bids fair to be the most pleasant, socially, that Winfieldians have ever experienced. Many changes have taken place in the circle of young folks since the good old frontier days. New and attractive young ladies and gentlemen have settled amongst us, giving to Winfield an air of city life and gaiety when they meet “in convention assembled.” The recent Thanksgiving ball was followed so closely by Miss Kate Millington’s “dancing party,” and both so largely attended, that the indications are that those “who look for pleasure can hope to find it here” this winter. The last mentioned party, to use a stereotyped expression, was a “brilliant success.” Probably of all the gay and charming gatherings that have “tripped the fantastic,” etc., in our city, this was the most pleasant. The music was excellent, the refreshments good, and the polite and attentive demeanor of the fair hostess most agreeable.

The following persons were fortunate enough to be present at this party: Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita; W. W. Walton, of Topeka; Herman Kiper, of Atchison; Fred C. Hunt, W. C. Walker, Bert Crapster, Ed. P. Greer, Charley Harter, J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Miss Inez Daniels, S. Suss, Josephine E. Mansfield, G. E. Walker, Mary McGaughy, M. B. Wallis, Fannie Wallis, Wilbur Dever, Maggie J. Dever, W. C. Root, Jennie Hahn, W. Gillelen, Mattie Coldwell, J. N. Harter, Carrie Olds, T. C. Copeland, Katie McGaughy, O. M. Seward, Nora Coldwell, Dr. Strong, Amie Bartlett.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
Jay Page, a gentleman lately from Eldorado and Topeka, has purchased the lot between Wallis & Wallis’ grocery house and Boyer’s clothing store on Main street in this city, and will immediately go to work putting up a two-story brick business house thereon.
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1878.
Boyer & Wallis are selling overcoats at bed rock prices.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
The stone building beside Boyer & Wallis’ store is progressing rapidly.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
Pauper bill: Boyer & Wallis, $18.50.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
Boyer & Wallis have received an extensive stock of SPRING CLOTHING AND GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS! Comprising all the Latest styles of Clothing, Hats and Caps, Paper and Linen Collars, Neckties, Cravats, Silk Handkerchiefs, and Gent’s Underwear.
East side of Main Street, Opposite Post Office, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
New Hats, just received at Boyer & Wallis’s.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 25, 1878.
Boyer & Wallis have a fine stock of clothing; are selling at low prices.
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
The following bills, claimed by various people, were referred to finance committee.
Boyer & Wallis, clothing for pest house: $15.10.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
Boyer & Wallis, clothing: $12.90.
Winfield Courier, August 1, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers. W. M. Boyer and wife and M. B. Wallis to Richard S. Boyer, lots 11 and 12, block 135, Winfield; $115.
Winfield Courier, August 1, 1878.
Shall we never get fully acquainted with the capabilities of Kansas and Cowley!
J. O. Stuart, who is salesman for Boyer & Wallis, has a farm in Sheridan Township occupied by Wm. Ovington, on which is now being gathered the second crop of blackberries and raspberries for this year. The second crop grows on canes or branches, which were grown this year. On the same place are strawberries in bloom for a second crop and corn ten feet high and in silk, which was planted only six weeks ago.

After viewing these outside wonders, you can go down into a springhouse with a smooth rock bottom through which flows a stream of pure cold spring water about three feet wide and three inches deep in which are set pans and crocks of milk and butter. You can take a drink of cold milk or cold water, whichever you choose, and sit and rest in an atmosphere of 55 degrees, while outside the thermometer runs up to 100 degrees. It will not do to be surprised at anything in Kansas.
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
Jo. Harter, D. Giles, M. B. Wallis, and Ivan Robinson left last Tuesday with tent and frying pan to go to Salt City and beyond on a hunting trip and try the pleasures of camp life.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
Messrs. Harter, Robinson, Giles, and Wallis returned from a trip to Salt Springs last Saturday and brought over twenty gallons of the “mineral water” with them. The boys are firm in the belief that the Springs are destined to be a great resort for invalids and persons seeking health and pleasure.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
Dissolution of Partnership. The partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Boyer & Wallis is this 20th day of August, 1878, dissolved by mutual consent, J. O. Stuart taking the place of Boyer in said firm. All accounts due the late firm of Boyer & Wallis will be paid to their successors, Stuart & Wallis. Stuart & Wallis assume all liabilities of the late firm of Boyer & Wallis. W. M. BOYER. M. B. WALLIS. J. O. STUART.
All accounts due must be settled at once. STUART & WALLIS.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
Stuart & Wallis have just received a splendid assortment of new hats. Call and see them.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
Stetson’s celebrated hats at prices that defy competition at Stuart & Wallis’.
Winfield Courier, October 10, 1878.
Something new and neat in Ties at Stuart & Wallis’.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Listed as a Courier Advertiser: STUART & WALLIS have one of the best clothing and gent’s furnish­ing houses in the State, and are gentlemen of affability, integ­rity, and energy. They are highly popular with their customers, and enjoy a very large and increasing trade.
STUART & WALLIS, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS. East side of Main Street, Opposite Post Office. Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, January 30, 1879.
STUART & WALLIS has received an extensive stock of FALL CLOTHING and Gent’s Furnished Goods! Comprising all the Latest styles of Clothing, Hats and Caps, Paper and Linen Collars, Neckties, Cravats, Silk Handkerchiefs, and Gent’s Underwear. East side of Main Street, Opposite Post Office, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
Stuart & Wallis have recently repapered their storeroom.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1879.
Full suit at Stuart & Wallis for $3.00.
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1879.
We understand that Messrs. Stuart & Wallis have suspended. We hope this is only a temporary embarrassment for we like the gentlemen and hope to see them succeed.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
J. P. Short has been appointed by the mortgagees to dispose of the Stuart & Wallis stock of goods.

Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
BARGAINS! Having been appointed by the mortgagees, Bindskoff, Borbe & Co., to take charge of and sell the Stuart & Wallis stock of Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods. . . .
It will pay you to inspect these goods as they are to be sold at STRICTLY COST PRICES and without reservation.
At the old stand on Main street, opposite the Opera House. J. P. SHORT.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Mr. J. S. Mann, from St. Louis, has arrived in Winfield and will open up a stock of gents’ outfitting goods in the building formerly occupied by Stuart & Wallis’ clothing house.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Marion B. Wallis to Ruth A. Wallis, undivided ¼ of lot 10, blk 128, $600.
The following items do not make sense unless it was a case of the wife of Marion B. Wallis making real estate transfers. Turned out that was the case! MAW
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFER [IN THE CITY]: M. A. Millington to M. J. Wallis, lot 9, blk 111, Winfield. $275.
Paper goofed on the next item! Finally figured out that it was Mrs. M. J. Wallis who purchased the Gully building, occupied by Hendricks & Wilson...
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1879.
Mrs. M. J. Wallis has purchased the Gully building, now being occupied by Hendricks & Wilson, for $1200.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS [CITY]: M. J. Wallis and husband to Margaret Pope, lot 9, block 111, Winfield. $310.
M. B. Wallis: moved to farm near Independence.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.
Mr. M. B. Wallis came over from his farm near Independence on a visit last week. He is looking hale and hearty and seems to enjoy a rural life.


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