I received a travel-diary for a man who was born in Huncovce (also known as Hunsdorf, once a famous yeshiva town, second only to Pressburg), Slovakia. He was born in 1851, presumably had some Torah training, but left in 1866 and made it to the USA. He wound up in San Francisco, CA. Yet, amazingly, in 1888, he made his way back to Huncovce, to visit family -- no mean feat!
He takes great pains to say he was honored with Maftir both there and the neighboring town of Kesmarok, and how much he donated, i.e., "paid" for this Maftir. Another published book (in German), by Rabbi Dr. Armin SCHNITZER, called Judische Kultur Bilder, printed in 1904, Vienna, has a paragraph that seems to indicate that getting a Maftir honor was something that became a sort of weekly-gossip-interest, perhaps to indicate who gave such-and-such amount of money.
With this long introduction, I'm assuming this man was no longer religious, since his diary indicates he was eating on trains, ships, towns, and traveling on Shabbat -- at least to get to his destination. He arrives in his hometown and with family goes to shul. Suddenly, he's given Maftir.
Here are my questions:
Was the expectation that he would also read the Haftorah? It doesn't seem from his diary that he would have prepared for that.
Or, at that period time, was Maftir, just another Aliyah, without having to read anything?
If that were true, when did the honor to read Maftir actually imply reading the Haftorah as well?