[From Saturday, April 19, 1884, through June 7, 1884.]

CLARK & ATKINSON, Proprietors.





Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.




Several familiar faces missing from school since vacation; while several new faces have made their appearance.

We received our new singing books Monday morning; we predict a glorious time singing for the next two months.

Miss Lizzie Wilson, formerly a member of the sencior class, but for the last year a schol teacher, has returned to school. We gladly welcome Miss Lizzie, as she will be quite an ornament to our class. We wonder if anyone missed our column of the paper last week? It is very evident that it was not pubolished; but the reason of it was, it was vacation, and we were resting. After this we will try to insure the column every week. Alvan Sankey occupies a front seat. The teacher says he is quite an ornament to that column. The following seniors were perfect last month: Emma Theaker, Jno. Kirkpatrick, Laura Holloway, F. C. McLaughlin, H. G. Vaughn. The following were imperfect: Alvan Sankey, Frank Wright.

The following received the highest grades in examination: Spelling, Emma Theaker; Physiology, H. G. Vauhn, 100, Emma Theaker, Alvin Sankey, 97; Latin, Emma Theaker, 95.

It is now time for the seniors to commence their graduating addresses; school is out in two more months.

The junior editor is a sharp one, but we are even with him for once. When he arrived at school Monday, we noticed that he looked pale and careworn, we questioned him concerning his troubles. AI am all right,@ responded the famous penman in answer to our inquiry, its this Andrew Jackson collar that hurts my neck. If ever I wear another standing collar, may someone whip me.@ We afterwards learned that though the Andrew Jackson collar did hurt his neck, that it was nothing to be compared to the way in which his feelings were hurt by the removal of Miss _____. The young lady is going on a visit, and Mount says: AMaybe she will get married.@ Next time, Mount, tell us the truth.

The following is the fourth best composition for this month, written by John Kirkpatrick, APOLITICIANS.@ [DID NOT COPY.]



Again school is in progress. After one week=s vacation, the scholars come with renewed determination and regenerated efficacy, which makes the Professor look as bright and pleasant as a Abig sunflower swinging in the summer breeze.@

The editor of this column spent a very pleasant week in the country during vacation, plowing, cutting stalks, planting corn, and various other duties, which are so numerous on a farm; and after a week=s exercise of this kind, we feel more like working in the schoolroom.

There are several new pupils this term.

We have ten day=s hard work yet before we complete White=s Arithmetics, but will then have it thoroughly mastered.

The junior department will have two months to spend on Hart=s Composition and Rhetoric, which will fit them for the senior class, next year, better than any class preceding.

We see by the last week=s REPUBLICAN that the school board has selected Prof. Weir for Principal of this school, whom we hope will give as good satisfction to the sensible pupils of the school as his predecessor, who is very highly appreciated by that class of pupils.

The following is the best essay for the month, composed by Miss Lida Whitney, ASCOTLAND.= [DID NOT COPY.]


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.


J. B. Hoobrey will commence in about six weeks the manufacture of pressed brick. The number made per day will be fifteen thousand. This will afford permanent employment for a number of common laborers.

Another industry that can be easily developed, lies over the Walnut beyond Harmon=s Ford. This is an excellent quarry of stone. Now that the ford will soon be spanned with a bridge, a branch from the railroad can be constructed, and stone can be shipped abroad. If this be done, employment at good wages can be given to at least one hundred men. There is another industry or two of which we do not feel at liberty to speak. If the suggestions be followed, Arkansas City will soon be a city of then thousand inhabitants. If persons abroad desire information, the editor of this paper will cheerfully give it.



Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.



Always in readiness, and special attention to the care and sale of stock.




R. O. LUTES, Proprietor.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.


Having secured the agency for the best windmill in the market, I am now prepared to put in PUMPS, AND WINDMILLS, with the guarantee of

NO WORK, NO PAY. Geared Mills for feed grinding and shelling a specialty. JOSHUA MOORE. With Benedict and Owen.

Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.


Wheat looks well. Corn is coming up.

The summer term of the city schools commenced last Monday.

The Burden Enterprise shows a decided growth since the last issue.

An unusual large number of new pupils were in attendance at school this week.

A new boarding house will be erected on the corner opposite Mr. Martin=s residence.

Will L. Aldridge is erecting a fine dwelling near the scholhouse; R. B. Baird has the contract.

Major Hasie has commenced the excavation of the basement of his fine new residence, on lots adjoining Johnnie Kroenert=s fine new structure.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

J. L. Glotfelter, as was noticed in last week=s REPUBLICAN, has opened a new implement store in the Parker stone building, opposite the Chicago Lumber co.=s yards.



And will sell Farm Implements of all kinds As cheap as they can be bought anywhere in the west. I have in stock: Schueler, Studebaker, and Moline Wagons; also have a full line of Champion Harvesting Machinery, including the Chaption Light Binder, the best in the world. Don=t buy till you see me.



Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

A. Jeannett arrived from Kansas City Thursday, and located yesterday at Holloway & Fairclo=s drug store, and will do watch, clock, and jewelry repairing, having had 10 years experience in Switzerland and the U. S. He will open a jewelry store in connection in about two weeks.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

The sensational advertisement of the week was the AHot Bicuit@ bakings at Ware & Pickering=s, the Diamond Front, and J. W. Hutchison & Sons= groceries. A. H. Dickey, the agent of the Henson Chemical Co., of Kansas City, Mo., gained a fine reputation for himself and the French Baking Powders of his firm. The powders can be obtained at the above named firms.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Lost. On Friday, April 18, on the road between Geuda Springs and Arkansas City, a morocco pocket book, or wallet, with the name C. W. Coombs printed in gilt letters on the inside. The book contains a deposit check, memorandum book, and other papers of no use to anyone but owner. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at this office.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

The attention of the traveling public is called to the advertisement of Mr. R. O. Lutes, who is the proprrietor of the Ohio Livery, feed, and sale stable. He has recently erected fine stabling sheds, has a number of gaited horses, both for riding and driving, has purchased several new buggies, and a three seated spring wagon for excursions, and will furnish his conveyances and animals at reasonable rates. Give him a call. [ALREADY TYPED AD.]


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

The Railroad Meeting.

A large number of the citizens of this township assembled at Highland Hall in this city last Tuesday evening to take action upon the proposition of the directors of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad to run their road to this city, upon Creswell Township=s voting bonds for $35,000 of the capital stock of said road. Judge T. McIntire was elected chairman, and S. W. Duncan, secretary. Upon being requested James Hill stated the object of the meeting, and, with convincing arguments, he dwelt at length upon the advantages of the road to the township and the city. James N. Young, president of the railroad company, then read the proposition, and a motion was made to adopt it, upon which considerable argument was produced. Pending the discussion, C. R. Sipes offered as a substitute for the motion that Judge A. J. Pyburn, T. H. McLaughlin, Dr. H. D. Kellogg, M. N. Sinnott, G. W. Cunningham, and James Benedict be appointed a committee to confer with the directors of the railroad present, and examine the proposition submitted and report whether it was suitable to the wants of the township, and just, and legally binding. The substitute was adopted and the committee, after making some small changes in the proposition, reported favorably, whereupon the house on motion adopted the report of the committee, and passed the motion to adopt the proposition as amended by the committee.

On motion of James Hill the chair appointed T. H. McLaughlin,

G. W. Cunningham, and J. L. Huey a committee to have the petitions printed and circulated for signers. The meeting then adjourned.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

A Farewell.

Hon. John D. Miles, for so many years the popular and efficient agent at this place, took his final departure from the Agency on Wednesday, the 2nd inst., after having been relieved by Col. Daniel B. Dyer on the 1st inst. Agent Miles has been in charge of this Agency since 1872, during which time he successfully carried the affairs of his agency through many emerrgencies, and gathered around him a corps of faithful employees who stood by him through many trying and dangerous ordeals, while the Cheyennes and Arapahoes were disposed to go upon the warpath. His honorable and firm treatment of the Indians finally won their deep respect, and they made many expressions of regret upon his departure. The friendly ties so long binding together this little community were reluctantly broken, and genuine regret was expressed on all sides upon Agent Miller=s voluntary retirement to private life, while the best of wishes follow him with the hope that rest and relaxation will soon restore him to full health and strength. Col. Miles joins his family at Lawrence, Kansas, where they are now domiciled in their new and commodious home. Cheyenne Transporter.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

A Blaze.

On Thursday afternoon Peter Pearson=s stable, in the southeastern part of the city, and its entire contents, consisting of a fine hearse, some coffins, harness, etc., were fatally destroyed by fire. The fire from the stable caught his ice house and it was also destroyed. The loss is from $900 to $1,000; no insurance. The fire is supposed to have been caused by some boys playing with matches. Some persons arrived at the fire in time to have saved the contents of the stable if they had known how to open the door and that the articles were there. The hearse will be replaced at once. Mr. Pearson extends his thanks to those assisting in keeping the fire from other buildings.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.


Dr. M. B. Vawter=s new residence is nearly completed.

Capt. J. B. Nipp returned last Saturday from Ft. Scott.

Allen D. Ayres moved last Monday to the west part of the city.

D. C. Knowlton will soon have his handsome new residence completed.

William Moreland, of Independence, Missouri, has purchased the Star Meat Market of P. W. Harpole.

Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer, who has been visiting her mother at Kansas City for several weeks, is expected home today.

David Bluebaugh recently arrived from Danville, Harper County, Kansas, and will make Arkansas City his home.

John P. Hale, of Mulvane, came down Wednesday on business. He is working up the Home Insurance Company of New York.

Capt. D. L. Payne arrived in the city from Washington on Tuesday last, and reports everything as favorable concerning Oklahoma.

F. E. Pentecost went up to Winfield Tuesday and brought home with him two fine new buggies for Capt. J. B. Nipp=s livery stable.

J. W. Punshon has opened a new furniture store on west Summit street, opposite Capt. Nipp=s livery stable.

C. W. Terwilliger, a son of our townsman, J. Terwilliger, returned to Iowa last Tuesday. He believes that Cowley County is the garden spot of the world.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Mr. Gordon, of Washington, D. C., is here negotiating for the Oklahoma War Chief at Geuda. Mr. Gordon is an old newspaper man and will edit the paper in the interests of the Oklahoma colony.




Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Mr. A. Dilley, of Marshall County, a friend of Mr. J. P. Musselman, was in the county this week, looking for a location.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

James N. Young and L. D. Latham, directors of the Kansas City and Southwestern railroad, attended the railroad meeting in this city last Tuesday. They left that afternoon for Walnut Township to attend a similar meeting there, that evening.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Mr. S. E. Maxwell, of the Walnut Valley nurseries, has just completed planting 500 forest and 500 fruit treest for one party in this city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

E. A. Allen of Greensburg, Indiana, was in this city this week looking up a good location for business and good farming land for several families of his town.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

City Council Proceedings.

Council met in adjourned session at 7:30 p.m., April 14, 1884. Present: F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor; O. S. Rarick, C. G. Thompson, Theo. Fairclo, F. C. Leach, and A. A. Davis, Councilmen.

On motion F. C. Leach was chosen president of the council.

The following appointments were made and confirmed: A. J. Gray, city marshal; Ed. Malone, commission of water works; Ed. Malone, commissioner of water works; E. C. Stoup, street commissioner, and James Benedict, city clerk.

The mayor appointed the folowing committees. On finance: Rarick, Leach, and Thompson. On printing: Leach, Fairclo, and Rarick. On ways and means: Thompson, Fairclo, and Rarick. On ordinance: Rarick, Fairclo and Leach. On public improvements: Thompson, Davis, and Leach. On water works: Fairclo, Davis, and Thompson. On sanitary: Davis, Rarick, and Fairclo.

Motion made to purchase 60 stop cocks for water works.

The finance committee was instructed to see what a city attorney can be employed for by the year.

The ordinance committee was instructed to draft an ordinance in reference to occupation tax, and present the same at next meeting for consideration.

City marshal was instructed to see that all ordinances are enforced.

Motion made to secure the room over Atwood=s store for council chamber and police court at $10 per month. W. D. Kreamer to pay $5 per month of above rent, and be allowed to use said police courtroom for justice room. Carried.

Motion made to continue G. W. White as night police without expense to the city. Carried.

Motion made to pay the city marshal $10 per month. Carried.

Motion made to require city treasurer and clerk to give bond of $2,000 each. Carried.

On motion the council adjourned to meet next Monday evening at 7:30 o=clock, April 21, 1884.


Attest: I. H. BONSALL, Clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Removed. The office of the Southwestern Stage Company to first door south of the Diamond Front grocery. A continuance of your patronage is requested. CAL. FERGUSON, Proprietor.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.


The farmers of this vicinity have finished planting corn.

An article concerning the new railroad was crowded out for want of space.

Mr. V. Hawking has sold his farm across the Walnut to a Mr. Bradley, for $5,000.

During the fire Thursday afternoon Peter Pearson=s hogs strayed away. Anyone finding them will please to notify him.

Our post of the G. A. R., purchased a fine U. S. Flag last week. The purchase money was a part of the $40 received as a prize for the largest increase in membership for the last quarter of last year.

The work on the Hasie Block is progressing rapidly. The excavation has been completed and the walls are being built. About thirty hands are now at work on the building, and about forty will be employed next week.

Miss Themie Taylor, daughter of Dr. Taylor of Chicago, is stopping at the City Millinery. She is a teacher of vocal and instrumental music, and also agent for pianos and organs, which she has on exhibition at the City Millinery.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Police Court Proceedings.

City vs. Gasaway: charged with being drunk and disorderly. Dismissed for want of proof.

City vs. W. Ward: charged with causing to be moved a dead carcass, contrary to ordinance; continued till April 21.

City vs. Geo. Cunningham: charged with tampering with water works of the city; fined $5 and costs. Appealed.

City vs. Chas. Baxter: charged with being drunk; fined $3 and costs.

City vs. Lewis Conover: charged with racing on streets; fined $5 and costs.

City vs. Mulvane Gore: charged with racing on the streets; fined $5 and costs.

Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Coonrod & Howard give as references for straight-forward dealing, the following list of names, parties for whom we have done work, and who have recommended us to the people of Cowley County and the surrounding country: S. B. Fleming, Johnson Leeper, S. B. Pickle,

A. B. DeBruce, G. W. Dunn, Margaret Finely, H. P. Standley,

C. M. McIntire, [?] W. Feagans, Henry Esterhold, Thomas Parvin,

E. H. McConahie, A. A. C. Smith, A. J. Kimmel, N. T. Snyder,

G. W. Cunningham, C. T. Atkinson, W. D. Kraemer, D. M. Hartley,

Q. M. Bixler, D. D. Jones, Thomas Gilliland, J. H. Long,

J. W. Robinson, J. B. Clifton, A. M. Coonrod, J. W. Hutchison.


Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

Silverdale Stabs.

Farmers are almost through planting corn.

Wheat is looking splendidly in this section.

Miss Sadie Ketcham, who has been at Winfield and Arkansas City, the past winter, taking music lessons, has come home. She brings a beautiful Carpenter organ, which will be much appreciated by her many friends.

Miss Annie Estus has gone to Winfield to take music lessons.

We were pleased to receive the name of S. H. Levings and J. W. Fox as subscribers to THE REPUBLICAN.

Rowells lost another horse last week. It seems that luck is rather against them this year; two weeks ago they lost a colt worth at least $50, and six weeks ago they lost a horse worth $250. Carrolton consoles himself by saying, AI have a good cook.@

Mr. Algeo is setting out a fine apple orchard this spring, which is one of the best things he ever did. Sam is going to be married, I guess, from the way he is Alinking@ into work this year. He is putting out 40 acres of corn, and intends breaking out 40 acres of prairie, all with three ponies.

I. D. Harkleroad is setting out over $160 worth of trees this spring. He will soon have the finest orchard in this section.

Mr. Rowell sold his cattle last week. This lets the boys out of a good deal of morning work, and gives them a chance to farm in a little better shape, but it removes quite an ornament from that neck o= woods.

R. B. Condit has removed his 1,200 sheep to a range three miles southeast of Maple City for the summer.

There was a dance at Mr. Showalter=s Tuesday night. Mr. Showater lately came to this township and purchased one of the best farms on the creek, and bids fair to become one of our best farmers and a good member of our society.

I. D. Harkleroad says he is going to thresh his corn soon.



Arkansas City Republican, April 19, 1884.

News from Geuda.

City election last Saturday.

Miss Nellie Hendson=s school closed last Friday.

Charles Willard=s little boy was very sick Monday.

W. P. Brush contemplates going to Memphis, Tennessee.


Quite a number of young folks from Oxford were visiting the Springs, Sunday last.

A large number of invalids are now at the Springs, and more coming every day.

There are about twenty buildings in course of erection, and as many more contracted for.

The Johnson Bros., have started a first-class dairy here and are meeting with grand success.

A fight occurred here on election day between Mr. David and L. Collier. Cause: too much bad whiskey. SCHOOL BOY.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.



Owing to the disability of the editor of this department, which he will explain next week, we will have to confine our column to the following well composed essay by Miss Emma Theaker. Essay: MY EXCUSE FOR NOT WRITING A COMPOSITION. [DID NOT COPY.]


It has been raining and snowing a little; and in consequence thereat, the school is not enjoying the best of health; and there has been nothing of much interest that transpired during the week, excepting the rhetoric class is progressing finely. Campbell Duncan has returned to the history class, which he with others, deserted some time ago. Quite a number of the junior class are becoming deeply interested in bookkeeping.

Some of our little boys throw ink when the Professor is not present.

Miss Nina Anderson, of Winfield, and Miss Minnie Stewart, of this city, favored our school with their presence last Friday afternoon, which was very much appreciated by the school.

Edna Worthley and Lida Whitney are again coming to the front in geography.

The following is the second best essay for this month; composed by Miss Laura Gould. Entitled AKIND WORDS.@ [DID NOT COPY.]



Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Pleasant Valley Notes.

Miss Dora Toombs has opened a select school, which commenced last Monday. The term will last two months.

Mrs. Amy Chapen closed her term of school in district No. 49, with great credit to the teacher and pupils.

Amos Tolles and Charles Grunby are breaking prairie.

William Wright says for some reason or other the storm last Wednesday was for his benefit. If so, we had better have him transported, as we want no more such benefits.

Frank Stebbens is able to be around again after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Ela and her son-in-law shipped seventy-seven head of fat cattle and a carload of fat hogs to Kansas City last Friday.

April 23, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.


R. E. Hammond is one of the authorized agents of THE REPUBLICAN to solicit subscriptions and advertisements.

F. J. Hoffman is building an addition to his residence.

A. V. G.=s notice the call for a meeting this evening.

W. T. Kitchen is building a residence on Summit street.

Israel Tipton is building a fine residence near the canal.

The frost of last Tuesday night is reported to have done but little damage.

The Roller Mills are connected by telephone with the Arkansas City Bank.

Al Woolsey has commenced, near the foundry, the erection of his new residence.

The sunshine of Wednesday was especially pleasing after so many days of leaden sky.

The Ohio livery, sale, and feed stable has a fine new sign, painted by Ferguson & Robertson.

The high school room has a greater number of pupils than at any preceding portion of the year.

Our merchants are receiving their new goods; look over our columns and you will find what you need.

Mr. Holloway, of Atchison County, Missouri, has recently moved to our city, and taken rooms with T. J. Gilbert.

DIED. Died Wednesday, of pneumonia, the infant child of Thomas Young, an employee of J. W. Patterson=s livery stable.

Coonrod & Howard placed their superior copper lightning rods upon the public school buildings, last Tuesday.

The new United Brethren Church at Constant, is nearly completed. R. B. Baird has the contract. It is a neat and handsome structure.

A very pleasant sociable was given at the residence of Mr. Richardson in the northern part of town last Saturday evening. About twenty couples were present.

Mr. Lingenfelter, who was burned so badly in the prairie fire in the Territory, has recovered sufficiently under the successful care of Dr. E. Y. Baker as to be able to be on the streets and attend to business.

Ed. Grady, lumber dealer, has sold his large residence in the southeast part of the city to M. S. Snyder, of Winfield, and is now erecting a fine new home on the block south of the property sold.

C. E. Ward has purchased a half interest in the Perry House, and W. T. Kitchen has been employed as manager. This house is first-class in every respect, and is fast gaining the reputation of being the best hotel in the city.

Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

D. L. Hoadley, of Lawrence, called on THE REPUBLICAN this week, and while here made arrangements with Kellogg & Matlack to negotiate the Jenning=s lots, some 35 in number, for him. Mr. Hoadley was much pleased with Arkansas City and surroundings.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

The purchasing public=s attention is called to the advertisement of M. W. Stopher, our new harness shop man. He keeps a fine assortment of everything kept in that business and will give you as good a bargain as any man in southern Kansas. Before purchasing, call on him.


M. W. STOPHER, Proprietor.

A Superior Stock of Harness, Saddles, Whips, etc.

All Kind of Work done to Order.


Shop two doors south of Central Drug Store, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

At dinner, last Saturday, one of the waiters of the Brettun, mistook Henthorn, of the Burden Enterprise, for Greer, of the Courier, and brought him a full pot of beans. Henthorn, appreciating the joke, supported his character so well that he not only devoured the beans, but called for Ed=s favorite dish, hash, flavored with onions.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

T. A. Gaskill has nearly completed his new packing house, and has ordered a large refrigerator from Toledo, Ohio. When he is ready to slaughter, he will inform the farmers through the columns of THE REPUBLICAN. Mr. Gaskill is about the only man who has succeeded in making meat keep in this climate. We wish this new enterprise that brilliant success which an honest and deserving man so well merits.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

D. W. Stevens is remodeling his building on the corner of Summit Street and 4th Avenue. The lower room has already been rented to Frank Smith for a grocery store, and the back part is to be raised a story and the second story will be fitted up for a photograph gallery and residence to be occupied by Mr. Stevens.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

John and Stephen Splawn, who went from Grouse Creek to Washington Territory a few weeks ago, returrned last week, and have bought Mr. Strickland=s farm lying about two miles from where they formerly lived. They were very much disappointed with Washington Territory, and could not be induced to remain there, and are now convinced that Kansas will suit them better than any other state.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

The following petit jurors have been drawn to serve for the May term of court, which convenes the first Tuesday in May: J. W. Brown, Beaver; H. J. Donnelly, Bolton; J. R. Perry, Creswell; Milton Houston, Beaver; William Mercer, Bolton; Samuel C. Kelley, Cedar; Jonas Leedy, Windsor; George Russell, Creswell; R. R. Longshore, Sheridan; J. W. Alley, Otter; T. J. Anderson, Bolton; J. R. Russell, Omnia.

Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Dr. J. T. Shepard has sold his interest in the drug store of

B. H. Dixon & Co., to Mr. Dixon, and the business will be continued in the future in the name of B. H. Dixon at the old stand. Mr. Burge, from Bowling Green, Kentucky a druggist of much experience, has been employed to superintend the prescription department, and we feel justified in saying that the former good reputation of this house will be maintained.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Ward, the drayman, is a good one, sure. Last Saturday, learning that he would soon be arrested, charged with committing a nuisance by drawing a dead horse beyond the canal, while the warrant was issuing, he quietly returned to his charge and buried it. When the trial came Tuesday, the charge could not be sustained, and Ward escaped scot free. He is a long headed one, is Ward, and it takes a sharp one to corner him.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

In response to an invitation extended to him, Rev. N. S. Buckner went over to Geuda Springs yesterday evening to deliver a lecture on AChurch Building in the West.@ Geuda is making an effort to build a Methodist church there this summer. Rev. Buckner has had much experience, and has been very successful in building churches and parsonages. We are glad to have him among us to stir up the people to the importance of this work.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

At a meeting last Saturday at the courthouse, in Winfield, held for the purpose of discussing the project of the county=s purchasing all the bridges built by the several townships, and costing $500 or over, for the nominal sum of $1.00, it was decided to be the sense of the persons assembled that such action be taken. A committee of three, consisting of L. F. Johnson, of Beaver; W. M. Sleeth, of Creswell; and H. H. Martin, of Vernon, were appointed to confer with the county attorney concerning the legality of calling a special election, or of submitting to the qualified electors of the county the question of purchasing the bridges and also to ascertain whether the county has the power under the law to purchase said bridges, and if so, to prepare through legal advice petitions to the county commissioners to call said election, and with instructions, if necessary, to call another meeting.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.





Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.


J. H. Sherburne was in the city last Monday.

Mrs. Lee Woodson has been quite ill this week.

Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick now occupies his new home.

Will L. Aldridge=s new residence approaches completion.

Russell C. Cowles is slowly recovering from a three week=s illness.

J. L. Glotfelter has built a substantial residence on Summit Street.

Dr. Will Carlisle has secured rooms over Matlack=s store, for an office.

George Wagner has the contract for putting in the basement of Al. Woolsey=s new house.

Thomas McNelly and his daughter have gone on a visit to relatives, at Boaz, Wisconsin.

M. S. Snyder, a cattle man from Winfield, moved Monday into the house bought of Ed. Grady.

Rev. H. S. Lundy, of Geuda Springs, has been spending several days in the city, visiting friends and acquaintances.

Mr. Blackman, telegraph operator at Winfield, was down to the city last Wednesday evening, returning next morning.

Miss Lettie Dakan left, on the train Thursday, for Hastings, Nebraska. Her many friends unite in wishing her a pleasant visit.

The little daughter of Rev. N. S. Buckner, who was very sick the first of the week, we are glad to say has almost recovered.

Hon. S. R. Peters was re-nominated by acclamation for Congress in the Seventh district by the convention held at Hutchinson last Wednesday.

Mr. S. B. Adams returned a few days ago from Texas. He thinks that Kansas is much superior to Texas. We are pleased to welcome him back.

William Moreland, who has purchased the Star meat market, will take possession the first of May. Mr. Harpole, we are pleased to say, will remain with us and engage in other business.

Samuel P.Gould started for Flat Rock, Illinois, last Thursday, where he will visit for two or three weeks. It looks rather suspicious to see a young man like Sam going away on a pleasure trip, but then we will not betray him.

Mr. S. Downing and two of his sons, are in the city, stopping at the Perry House. Mr. Downing is from Brooklyn, New York. He is at present engaged in the dry goods trade. His object in visiting southern Kansas is to secure a cattle ranch for his sons.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Rev. F. L. Walker, who has rendered the Baptist society in Moline efficient service for two years, has accepted a call to the pastorate in Arkansas City, and will soon move to that place. We regret this, for he is a true man. But we wish him success in his new field. Moline Press.

Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Mr. Homer W. Austin, of Leavenworth, cashier for Bittman, Taylor & Co., wholesale grocers of that city, came in on the train Friday noon, and remained in the city until Monday, visiting his brother, Frank Austin, one of the proprietors of AThe Diamond Front.@ He expressed himself as highly pleased with Arkansas City, and said that this part of the Arkansas valley was the finest country he had ever seen.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

J. W. Irons was in the city Thursday looking after some lots he bought here several years ago when property was cheap, but which have now become valuable. He says that he finished planting corn more than two weeks ago, and that his neighbors have also finished, and that they have fine prospects for another good crop. Mr. Irons is farming and stock-raising on an extensive scale, and since he has decided to remain permanently where he now is, has succeeded well and made money fast. He says that he has tried Maryland, West Virginia, Colorado, and Texas, and has come to the conclusion that on Grouse Creek in Kansas is good enough place for him.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Mr. A. A. Newman was slightly injured by being thrown from a horse while out riding Wednesday afternoon.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

A Narrow Escape.

On last Saturday eveing, about six o=clock, as James Whitsom, of Pleasant Valley Township, was crossing the Santa Fe railroad beyond the south bridge on his road home, the passenger train coming from Arkansas City dashed around the curve, and before he could get off the track, struck his wagon. The train was three hours late, and making up time at a lively rate. It knocked the left hind wheel into splinters, threw the wagon-bed about twenty feet, Mr. Whitson with it, and gave everything a fearful jolting up. The horses were crazed with fright, and circled around over the country with a part of the wagon for some time before they could be brought to a halt. Fortunately, Mr. Whitsom came out of the wreck with only a few slight bruises, but the wagon will need many poultices to be able to stand alone. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

The Free Methodists.

The Free Methodist Church has been completed and it will be dedicated tomorrow. The dedicatory sermon will be preached by Rev. E. Leonardson, of Emporia, chairman of this district. Prayer meetings were held in the church Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Rev. Leonardson was expected to arrive yesterday and preach last evening, and remain all next week and conduct a series of meetings. He is said to be a learned man and one of the best orators that has ever preached in our city. Rev. George Tompkins has been called to the pastorate and will preach every Sunday morning and evening; prayer meeting will be held every Wednesday evening at the church. The church building is a good substantial structure, and is well and neatly furnished. It is a great credit to the class and a handsome addition to our city.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.


The stage drivers on the routes between Arkansas City and Oklahoma report about two thousand people upon that section of the Territory, and about five hundred teams. Returning to this place they met many colonists. The persons already there are staking off claims and laying out a city. The Southwestern Stage Co., has chartered seventy-five teams for Oklahoma.

The suit against Capt. D. L. Payne in the U. S. Court has been continued until June. He is expected in the city today. An issue of the Oklahoma War Chief will be published today. The emigrants are buying much provision from our merchants.

[Boomer article.]


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Police Court.

The case against W. Ward reported last week was called up Monday and dismissed for want of jurisdiction.

A. J. Loomis and David Pickering were tried Tuesday for fighting on the streets and were fined $1.50 each, and costs.

L. O. Worden was tried Wednesday for driving a wagon over the side walks of this city and fined $1 and costs.

R. S. Reeves was tried Thursday for running a gaming table and fined $50 anc costs. Forty dollars of said fine was remitted.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

Mr. S. B. Hynes, of the Southern Kansas, writes Mr. Branham, agent at this point, that while the Cincinnati aid committee have refused further aid for the flood sufferers in their jurisdiction, the condition of the people surrounding Louisville is such that would warrant assistance, and that his company yet remain willing to haul a train load of corn free if our people will contribute. Are our people willing to give them their abundance? Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

There will be a meeting of the Arkansas Valley Guards at I. H. Bonsall=s office, at 7 o=clock tonight. Old soldiers are requested to be present, as there will be a reorganization of the company, and other important business to be transacted. C. G. THOMPSON, Captain Commanding Company.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

The board of trustees of the M. E. Church of this city met last Monday night and determined to build a new parsonage for their pastor this summer. A subscription article was drawn up, and it is now being circulated, and we are glad to say that so far the enterprise has met with wonderful success, severl hundred dollars having already been subscribed. The building will cost not less than $1,000, and the work will be begun at once. This will be a nice addition to our city, and will add to the value of lots in the vicinity of the property.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.


J. C. Weather=s child is very sick with malarial fever.

Mr. Beck, who boards at Mrs. Mann=s, is very ill of pleuro pneumonia.

The contract for building the new schoolhouse was awarded to John Q. Ashton, for $9,495.

DIED. Died at the residence of his father, in this city, Mr. George Robertson, of cerebro-spinal meningitis.

Thompson & Woodin have their large new livery stable almost completed. This is the largest stable in the State south of Topeka.

Look out for mad dogs! Within the last few days, J. C. Murphy, has lost a fine hog; and John Wahlenmaier a valuable cow and dog.

The ice cream at the Baptist dinner yesterday was furnished by

S. V. Goeden of the St. Louis restaurant, and was highly spoken of by those present.

The Galley Slave and Planter=s wife, played by the Edwin Clifford Dramatic Co., were well presented to the audience Thursday and Friday evenings.

Grand Commanches J. F. McMullen and County Supt., A. H. Limerick, were down from Winfield Thursday evening to attend a meeting of Creswell Legion No. 14, A. O. U. W.

W. U. Hohn sold his farm near Constant this week for $50 per acre to a Mr. Fisher of Piqua, Ohio. The farm consists of 160 acres; 120 acres in cultivation and 40 acres in pasture.

The new carriage and paint shop on the south side of 5th Avenue will be completed and in operation by the middle of next week. The new building is 25 x 40 eet, two stories high, and an addition of 25 x 20 feet will be built in a short time.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

MARRIED. F. E. Pentecost, now of Arkansas City, and Miss Lollie Strong, daughter of S. P. Strong, of Rock Township, one of Cowley=s oldest and most substantial citizens, were married Sunday. They passed tthrough the city Monday on their way to the Terminus, where they will reside. The bride is an accomplished lady and the groom is a very worthy young man. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republicn, April 26, 1884.

Arkansas City.

I either strike here on a busy day, or else it is a busy town, for I always find the merchants busy; and if it is ever dull, they do not say so. A little look over the town will show up over 140 new buildings that have not yet been painted. Two new lumber yards have opened, with promise of a good business. Will L. Aldridge is running the one at the north side and A. V. Alexander & Co., on the south. The improvements to which all newcomers are expected to pay tribute, is the new Commerical called Hasie Block, which is just going up. This is to cover 125 x 132 feet on Summit street, three stories and basement, built of dressed stone, and will be, when completed, one of the finest business blocks in the state; fifty feet on the corner is being built by Hasie Bros., and the balance by a stock company. The second and third floors will be finished for offices, sleeping rooms, a photograph gallery, etc., and the building complete will cost over $40,000. As soon as completed, Geo. E. Hasie & Co., will occupy a double store for a wholesale grocery house, A. A. Newman & Co., another double store, for their dry goods house, and T. R. Houghton the other for his harness stock. The Hasie Bros., are from Denver, and with full faith in the prosperity of Arkansas City, are investing money freely.

Amont other enterprises on foot are a new Baptist Church, and a two story business block by J. C. Topliff, the first floor of which will be used for the post office, it having outgrown its present quarters. The new road mentioned in the Winfield notes will also be built to this city, brining Kansas City fifty miles nearer than by the present road. An article from this plce would hardly be complete without mentioning its mills: I had hoped at this time to have visited them all, but time forbid. Suffice it to say that the canal which was looked upon as reckless venture has proved to be one of the best investments the city ever made; and the different mills are turning out, when all at work, something like a thousand barrels of flour a day, thus insuring better prices to the producer than he can realize by shipping. The traveling public will be glad to know that A. W. Patterson is back at the ALeland@ as proprietor. He celebrated the event by a big free dinner, which was of course a grand success, only some two hundred of the guests rather overdid the thing by eating more than was good for them. Emporia Daily Republican.


Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.

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 yesterday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation.

From the former were Rev. Cairns and wife; Mr. Johnson and wife; E. H. Bliss and wife; Mr. Hicock and wife; Mr. Gilbert and wife; Mr. Hunt and wife; Mr. Silliman and wife; Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Brandon, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Wait, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpick, Mrs. Capt. Whitings, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix; Misses C. Bliss and Tyner.

The following were from this city: Mr. Stacy Matlack and wife; Mr. Geo. Cunningham and wife; Mr. Wyckoff and wife; Mr. Allen Ayers and wife; Mr. H. P. Standley and wife; Mr. C. W. Coombs and wife.

Mrs. Matlack, Mrs. Clevenger, Mrs. Klopf, Mrs. Landes, Mrs. C. T. Atkinson, Mrs. Loveland, Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. T. C. Bird, Mrs. C. C. Hollister, Mrs. B. Goff, Mrs. Cypher, Mrs. H. W. Stewart, Mrs. Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Chapin, Miss Blaine, Miss Fitch, Miss Anna Hunt, Miss Jennie Upton, Mrs. Lent, Rev. J. O. Campbell, Rev. Wood and wife. 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. At one o=clock, a delicious Alap-a-mince,@ consisting of dessert, cake, and ice cream was served. The guests are under obligations to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder for a very enjoyable time. The receipts were about $25.00, which will be placed in the general fund for building the new Baptist Church in this city.

The editor of this paper regrets that school duties forbade his attendance, but trusts that dame fortune may yet be kind enough to grant him the acquaintance of so many clever and cultured people.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 3, 1884.

Silver Dale Stabs.

Prospects for a number one crop of everything in this section.

Corn is coming up; some of the most forward farmers will commence cultivating next week.

Splawn brothers have returned from Washington Territory, and have purchased the farm owned by John Strickland. Messrs. Splawn report that that country is not what it is Acracked up@ to be; that it is nothing but a place to spend money; that it takes six horses to pull a wagon ten miles; that the valley of the Columbia River is about 100 yards wide, and the space between the bluffs are covered so thickly with trees and scrub timber that it takes $100 per acre to clear it for farming. They also state that there are thousands of people there who cannot get money enough together to bring them away. There are those kind of people in every country, though, as far as that is concerned. However, Messrs Splawn are located again, but have not as good a place as they formerly owned, but will probably remain with us for a few years. They will not visit Washington Territory soon again.

Mr. Pingry has a sick child at his house, so we are informed. Sam Algeo goes over sometimes and sits up all night. Although Sam is a hard working boy, he never fails to do his duty, or disregard those who need his assistance. But from the way he is working this summer and sitting up with sick folks--Sunday nights--we should judge he was contemplating matrimony.

W. W. Irons shipped his cattle Tuesday. Will had a carload of the finest cattle that has been fed or shipped from these parts lately.

There will be another horse race next Saturday afternoon on the old track west of Maple City, between Big Alexander=s gray horse and Charley Galloway=s little cream-colored mare. $25 on a side. Those two horses have run together several times before, and they have run so close that both sides think they can beat, but next Saturday will probably satisfy them.

The organ ordered by Miss Sadie Ketcham some time ago arrived last week; it is one of the best tuned organs to which we have ever listened; it is very handsomely finished and is an oranment of which any housekeeper could be proud, even if they were unable to strike a note. Miss Sadie will please play with both swells open, when the wind is blowing from the southeast.

Drury Warren is building an ell to his house, 12 x 16.

Mrs. Ed. Bodine, of Osage City, is visiting W. L. Scott in this township.

Messrs. Rowells have purchsed the cattle owned by Mr. Strickland, which they took last fall to keep on the shares. They are fencing pasture land and will not have to heard [? DO THEY MEAN HERD ?] them as heretofore. PHILANDER Q. DOESTICKS.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 3, 1884.

Notes from Geuda.

Plenty of rain.

Farmers are through planting corn.

Davidson & Willard have moved their butcher shop to the west side of the street.

Miss Nellie Hudson intends starting for the east on a visit Monday or Tuesday.

Fruit tree agents have been plenty for a few days past.

Hon. C. R. Mitchell returned from the capital last Saturday.

DIED. J. V. Holten=s wife died of heart disease Monday night. Her remains were taken to Missouri. SCHOOL BOY.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 3, 1884.

At Fort Smith, Ark., April 28. Thos L. Thompson, Daniel Jones, white men; Jack Womankiller, a Cherokee; John Davis, a Choctaw; and Fanny Echels, a negro; were convicted in the United States court of murder in the Indian Territory; and Mat Music, a negro, was convicted of rape in the Indian Territory, and sentenced to be hanged Friday, July 11th.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.



The junior editor knows very well why our column was not represented last week; the river being past fording when I reached the banks, I turned and slowly wended my way home; the other seniors were of too high calling to write for the people of this world; hence, our column was not represented. You have our grateful thanks, Mount, nevertheless, for the excuse you wrote for us. The seniors that try to build up our column by contributing to it, have our sincere thanks. Those that do not write, surely take but little interest in our column. . . .

We wish the juniors would publish their own compositions . . . the composition written last week was by Laura Holloway, a member of the senior class. We publish the following composition as the third best for this month, written by Alvan Sankey...called ARAIN.@ [DID NOT COPY.]


This division commenced Algebra Monday.

Jacob Endicott wears red shoes, with hide tongues, and sorrel binding.

The singing class is singing with three beats to the measure.

There was some misunderstanding about the essay published last week. We just published the wrong name, was all.

Alvin Sankey is all smiles this warm weather, although he gets too warm sometimes.

H. G. Vaughn is getting in the habit of talking to himself, when things go wrong with him;; better get red in the face than do this, Horace.

Campbell Duncan is the champion of the history class.

The following is the third best essay for this month, composed by David C. Duncan. Entitled ATHE SENSE OF HONOR.@ [DID NOT COPY.]


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.


Frest strawberries at the Diamond Front this week.

W. E. Ruckman is building near the new school block.

Kellogg & Matlack expect to build a new office on Summit Street.

Aaron Harnley is erecting a fine new residence in the west part of town.

George Sifford is building a new house near John Ware=s residence.

W. T. Kirtley purchased the 80-acre farm of W. Wilson, on the state line, for $1,300.

The latest business sensation is a $10,000 wholesale and retail, boot and shoe store.

Ira Barnett shipped two carloads of livestock from this city to Chicago last Tuesday.

One of the white horses of R. O. Lute=s fine span was killed last Sunday by over-driving.

Two good rooms over Central Drug Store for rent. Apply at Dr.

J. T. Shepard=s [? They had Sheppard=s ]office.

Mrs. Theaker=s school celebrated May-day with a feast of good things at their schoolroom.

The Arkansas River was up three feet above its usual height last week, but has now gone down again.

J. W. Henthorn, editor of the Burden Enterprise, has been appointed postmaster at Burden vice E. A. Henthorn, resigned.

There are an unusual number of strangers in the city this week. Some represent capital and seek a location for business.

The heaviest rain of the season fell Tuesday night. This fall is sufficient to insure Kansas the heaviest wheat crop ever known.

Anyone desiring a superior farming, stock, and fruit farm, at reasonable figures, can obtain such by addressing the editor of this paper.

Those present at the ice cream social at Mr. Landes= last Friday evening report a very pleasant time. The receipts were $7.50 for the Baptist fund.

D. C. Knowlton moved last Monday into his new home. This is a commodious and substantial structure, and a valuable addition to the west part of town.




Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Notice is hereby given to the drayman who deposited a dead dog between my residence and Daniel Sifford=s that he must remove the same or he will be prosecuted. JAS. JORDAN.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

The contract for the Walnut River Bridge will be let May 24, and the bridge should be completed by the middle of July. A bridge would have been very convenient during the last week of high water.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

MARRIED. Married at the parlors of the Perry House, Saturday, April 26, by Rev. J. O. Campbell, Carlos M. Cheney, step-son of Col. Pollock, of Ponca, Indian Territory, and Miss Rose Losourt, of New Britain, Connecticut.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Kroenert & Austin say that they sold more goods during April than any other month since they have been in business, and that their sales during the month amounted to just double what they did in April two years ago.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

City Marshal Gray received a telegram Wednesday afternoon from Harper, stating that Medicine Lodge bank had been robbed that morning, ant that cashier, Bill Payen, was badly wounded. The robbers rode two gray horses, one sorrel and one bay.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

There never was such a rush of emigration to this section of the state as at present. Fully fifty parties from other states have come to Arkansas City this week seeking investments in city and country property. We thought a mongh ago the boom could not continue, but it is becoming greater each week. No counttry was ever more prosperrous or its prospects for continued prosperity better than this section at this time; hence, tthose that come here are pleased with the country, and much real estate is being sold.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

James McDermott and the surveyors will arrive from Winfield Monday morning for the purpose of laying off the additions to the town site of Dexter. Dexter Eye.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

The rain on Wednesday dampened more than the earth; the hopes of the school children suffered materially. The school board, being weather wise, predicted a heavy shower on Thursday, and revoked the holiday for the first of May.




Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

In this issue will be found the card of Jacob Crites. While Mr. Crites has all the work he can perform, he believes in telling the people that he will secure more aid, if they desire his services. Look at T. A. Gaskill=s pork-house if you wish to see a sample of his work.



Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Our informant of last week was mistaken concerning the maker of the ice cream for the lunch served at Mr. Snyder=s last Friday one week. It was furnished by Mrs. Landes. However, it is a high compliment to her that her product was attributed to so excellent a caterer as S. V. Goeden.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

R. A. Houghton sold his stock of clothing this week, to James Armstrong from Illinois. Mr. Armstrong is expecting a large stock of new goods to arrive in a few days, and will open a large establishment. Mr. Hougthon will remain with us and devote his time to the care of his cattle in the Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

John Salber, of Salem, Iowa, of the firm of L. S. Breese & Co., wholesale and retail boot and shoe manufacturers and dealers, is now in our city looking up a location. He is well pleased with the appearance and prospects of Arkansas City and if he can purchase or rent property suitable, will be likely to locate with us.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

The requisite number of names were obtained to the petition for a special election to vote on the question of issuing bonds, of this township, to the Kansas City & Southwestern railroad, for $35,000 of stock in said railroad, and the county commissioners have called the election to be held on Tuesday, the 3rd day of June, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

The AOld Gold@ flour and other brands sold by P. I. Brown, is made at the new Roller mill at Arkansas City, a six story stone building with all new machinery. It is the largest roller mill in southern Kansas, and they make a flour that is as good as any in the state. Try it. Every package is warranted to give perfect satisfaction. Grenola Chief.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

At a meeting called for the purpose of reorganizing the

A. V. G.=s held at Judge Kreamers office, on May 1st, 1884, a petition was asked requesting Lieut. Plank to resign, and Mr. M. N. Sinnott was elected to fill the position. Mr. Jno. Williams was chosen orderly Segt. and other appointments were made. The next meeting will be held at the same place, Wednesday, May 7th, at 7:30 p.m. Everybody turn out.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

The complimentary programme at the Constance Stanley and Edwin Clifford dramatic company, issued by Clark & Coombs, proprietors of THE REPUBLICAN Job Office, were decided by the best of critics to be the finest work ever executed in this city. The boys have about $1,800 invested in their office, and can, on that account, give a variety of forms and design unattainable by proprietors of limited material.



Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

While the summers here are sometimes rather warm for comfort, this season, we have the means to some degree, of modifying the temperature. The new ice house of Mr. David Hollenbeck is well stored with this needed article. He has, on a fair estimte, two hundred and fifty tons. At the low price of five dollars per ton, this would be worth $1,250. Our citizens will be pleased to know that he will have a sufficiency to last all through the warm season.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

We understand that Mr. A. P. Johnson, who was among the Baptist friends that visited our city last week, is a candidate for county attorney. Mr. Johnson is a pleasant gentleman, and made many friends while with us. He has always been a consistent Republican, and is a graduate of both the Arkansas State University and the law department of Ann Arbor University, Michigan. He has been a resident of our county for five years, and has practiced law at Winfield during that time. His chances seem good for the nomination, and if nominated there is no doubt of his election. We wish the gentleman success.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Capt. J. B. Nipp sold his mammoth Livery Stable last Monday to Mr. L. H. Braden, a newcomer from near Danville, Illinois, and Mr. Braden took full possession the same day. He has employed Mr. F. E. Pentecost as manager, and Ed will continue to run the stable in the same first-class style, as when owned by Capt. Nipp. Some new buggies and horses will be added soon. Mr. Braden bears the appearance of an upright gentleman, and we wish him much success. Capt. Nipp, we are glad to say, will not leave the city, but will remain and engage in other business.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.


Mr. Beal=s family is boarding at Mr. Landes=. [Though the name was Beall...???]

Cal. Dean returned Monday from Colorado.

R. B. Baird is erecting a residence on J. C. Topliff=s ranch.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

J. W. Oldham is building a fine addition to his residence.

Mr. and Mrs. Beall have been visiting, this week, in Wellington.

Mrs. Lee Woodson, who was quite ill last week, has almost recovered.

William Moreland took possession of the Star Meat Market Thursday.

Messrs. C. G. Perry, Joseph White, and D. F. Hall, of Geuda Springs, were in the city Tuesday.

J. B. Tucker reports that his one hundred and sixteen acres of wheat are in splendid condition.

F. L. Thompson, Orderly Sergeant of the A. V. G., has been commissioned 1st Lieut. on staff at Topeka, Kansas.

We received an appreciated call last Saturday from Mr. Daniel Venters, one of the best farmers of the surrounding country.

Ben W. Matlack was down from Winfield last Saturday and Sunday. He expects to finish his set of abstract books in about six weeks.

Hon. Sidney Clark called up us last Thurday and spoke very favorably of the prospects of Arkansas City.

Franklin Bouten, from Greenup County, Kentucky, a friend of Mr. Smylie, has been in the city several days. He has come to buy land and will locate in the county.

Messrs. J. C. Lloyd, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Geo. D. White of Whitesburg, Marylannd, were in the county last week looking for farms. They were well pleased with the country.

J. D. Hill, of Carthage, Missouri, came to the city Monday, to visit his brother-in-law, H. H. Perry. The two gentlemen departed Wednesday for the Territory where they will spend a few days in hunting.

Capt. J. B. Nipp and Dr. L. Carlisle went as delegates to the State Republican convention at Topeka last Tuesday. Dr. Carlisle returned Wednesday and Capt. Nipp Thursday. They report a pleasant trip.

Mr. Warner is in the city visiting his daughter, Mrs. Charles Hutchins. While under the guidance of Richard Hutchins, viewing the city, he paid the school an appreciated call. He is much pleased with southern Kansas.

Mr. W. Ward has bought out his partner, Mr. Coryell, and will run the transfer business by himself. No one knows better how to carry on this business than Mr. Ward, and no one is more attentive and prompt in business.

D. D. Bishop informs us that there is at least a half dozen men of means and influence at Salem, Iowa, who contemplate a removal to Arkansas City. The Iowans are a fine class of people, and we shall gladly welcome them to our midst.

E. L. McDowell, formerly of Conneutville, Pennsylvania, but late of Cleveland, Ohio, arrived in the city Thursday, and has accepted a position with Fitch & Barron in their jewelry department. He has recently been in the employ of J. M. Chandler & Co., wholesale jewelers in Cleveland.



Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Messrs. F. D. and A. A. Keown, from Christian County, Illinois, have been in the city this week looking for property. They are pleased with the city and country, and will buy property and locate. Mr. F. D. Keown called on us yesterday, and gave us the names of several friends in Illinois who anticipate coming here, and to whom he requested us to send copies of THE REPUBLICAN. The Messrs. Keown are nice looking gentlemen, and we extend a hearty welcome to them.

Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

M. G. Troup was taken ill with pleurisy very suddenly Friday afternoon last, at his office, and was taken home by Jim Jordan, who has been a faithful and kind nurse. Mrs. Troup, who was visiting her parents at Fredonia, was telegraphed for and got there at midnight Saturday. Grim death hovered over M. G. Troup during Saturday night and Sunday morning with a persistence that alarmed his friends and relatives, but at this writing we are happy to state he is in a fair way to recover. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Daring Robbery.

At ten o=clock last Wednesday morning, four men, armed with Winchesters, rode up to the Medicine Valley Bank, at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and two went into the bank and demanded the money, while the other two held the horses. E. W. Payne, president, and G. G. Gephart, cashier, the only occupants of the bank, refused. They were fired upon, and the cashier was killed and the president fatally wounded. As the citizens gathered quickly, the robbers were compelled to depart without their booty. Within ten minutes, thirty men were in hot pursuit. On Thursday they overtook and captured the robbers. The excitement became intense when it became known that two of the robbers were Henry Brown and Ben. Wheeler, marshal and assistant marshal of Caldwell. The other two were Jno. Wesley and Bill Smith, cowboys from the AT 5" range. They were placed in the calaboose. A crowd gathered at ten o=clock, Thursday night, at the prison and attacked the building. One of the robbers fired and was immediately riddled with bullets. The others were taken out, conducted to the edge of the town, and hung.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Police Court. On last Saturday, ____ Ish was fined $1 and costs for running a wagon over a sidewalk.

On Wednesday, Patterson and Bailey were fined $5 and costs creating a nuisance by leaving manure in the city; E. C. Wasson was fined $5 and costs for discharging firearms, and John Hall was fined $10 and costs for using profane and obscene language in the presence of a lady. During the latter trial a man whose name is unknown was fined $1 for using profane language in the presence of the court.

On yesterday, Capt. C. O. Thompson was fined $1 and costs for driving a buggy over a sidewalk and T. T. Tiles $1 and costs for driving a wagon across a sidewalk.


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, Secretry.

By order of the Society.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Oklahoma. [Boomer story.]

Many colonists for Oklahoma were in the city, during the first of the week, most of whom have departed for the promised land. Many are coming; many are going. The latest news is that the settlers are surrounded by U. S. Colored troops. Many persons are anxiously awaiting the action of the government.


Arkansas City Republican, My 3, 1884.

Notice. My son, John W. Harpole, 16 years of age, left his home and school the 21st of April, and has not returned, and I hereby warn all persons against hiring or harboring him or selling him goods, for I will not stand responsible for any of this contracts.


Kansas papers please copy.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.


Kansas City Live Stock Market.

The Kansas City live stock market yesterday was weaker and a shade lower. Native steers averaging 966 to 1,210 lbs., sold at $4.95 @ $5.60; stockers and feeders, $4.40 @ $5.00; cows, $3.75 @ $4.50. Hogs in lots, averaging 198 to 330 pounds, sold at $5.00 @ $5.50; bulk, $5.25 @ $5.35.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Emigrants from the east to Oklahoma come by the way of Arkansas City. Capt. Payne has been stopping at the Central Avenue Hotel in this city since last Saturday. The Oklahoma War Chief is printed here. Our merchants are selling large quantities of goods to the emigrants. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

The Free Methodists did not raise sufficient money to pay off the indebtedness on their church, and it was not dedicated last Sunday as was expected. Rev. E. Leonardson, of Emporia, was present however, and preached morning and evening. His sermon in the morning on the AOld Paths@ was truly eloquent. He left Monday and the meeting was not continued during this week.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

N. S. Snyder, a partner of J. W. Hodges in the cattle business, while coming down the bank to the ford near the Tunnel Mill, Saturday, on his way from Arkansas City, had a serious mishap. The pole of his buggy broke, throwing himself and little boy out and bruising them considerably. The horses crossed the creek in a mighty few minutes and paid the city a rapid visit on their own hook. The buggy was about used up. Winfield Courier.

Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Mrs. L. M. H. Theaker=s school closed yesterday. It has been a very profitable term to the little ones, and the patrons regret that they will no longer have the instructions of this excellent lady. The best recommendation for Mrs. Theaker is that she has reared a family of excellent children, and what she has done for her own children, she is capable of doing for others. The position of matron, at the Chi-locco Indian school, has been tendered to her, at lucrative wages, and accepted. While regretting to lose her, we wish her in her new sphere that honorable success, so richly deserved by so meritorious a lady.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Geuda Springs.

It was our pleasure to visit Geuda Springs, last Friday afternoon, with Rev. N. S. Buckner, who went over there to deliver a lecture on AChurch Building in the West.@ We found the town improving much more than we expected; several nice residences, a large hotel, a large store house, and a Methodist Church now being under construction. The merchants seemed to be doing a fair business, and the town generally, showed prosperity. John C. Holton has recently purchased the ACity Drug Store,@ and is doing a good business. He is a young man of pleasant address, attentive to business, and we think he is certain to succeed. We visited Messrs. Roney & White at their drug store and found them very agreeable gentlemen. They keep a full line of drugs, are well and favorably known in the community, and are doing a large business. Mr. Biggs, at the livery stable, is a pleasant and accommodating gentleman, and treats his customers well. We ate an excellent supper at the Grand Central Hotel, and found the proprietor, Mr. D. F. Hall, one of the kindest and most genial landlords with whom it has ever been our pleasure to stop. He is running two hotels there, and is doing an immense business. We shall certainly not fail to see him on our future visits there. We visited the sanctum of Mr. Furry, editor and proprietor of the Herald, and found him busy as it was publication day. The Herald has a good circulation for a paper published in a town the size of Geuda Springs. Revs. Rovine and Lundy will please accept our thanks for the kindness we received at their hands while in the town. We are sorry to say that Rev. Buckner failed to get an audience large enough to justify him in delivering his lecture. The lack of interest in church building was the most unfavorable indication that we noticed while in the town. Churches help to build up towns and all residents should be interested in their erection.


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Sunday School Convention.

Arrangements had been made to have Rev. J. P. Ash, general missionary and financial secretary of the American publication society for Kansas and Indian Territory, hold a Sunday School Institute in this city, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 14 and 15. The time for the annual township S. S. Convention was also to hand, therefore it was thought best to combine the two meetings in the following manner.

The first meeting to be held May 14, at 10 a.m., at Godfrey=s grove, near Harmon=s ford, if the weather is suitable, and after a basket dinner, some parts of the following programme followed, commencing at 2 p.m.

Preaching or other services at one of the churches on Wednesday and Thursday nights, the place will be determined in due time. Commencing at 8:45 a.m., the discussion of subjects in the programme will be continued at the U. P. Church. All Sunday school workers are cordially invited.



Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Hon. Sidney Clark, an ex-member of congress from this state, was in the city last Wednesday on private business, and by the invitation of Capt. Payne and others, spoke at Highland hall Wednesday evening to a large audience on AThe Rights of Citizens to occupy Public Lands.@ The speech was directed against the granting of public lands to railroad corporations and the failure of congress to open the Indian Territory to settlement. He spoke of large grants of lands that should now be declared forfeited, and made some good points and was frequently applauded. He also produced some good arguments in favor of opening the Territory to settlement. At the conclusion of his speech, Capt. Payne, being present, was called for; and on coming to the stage, was greeted with tremendous applause. He said they were going to settle Oklahoma, that they meant to continue to go there till they were allowed to stay. He read several acts of congress in proof that the land was a part of the public domanin and said that Senators Plumb and Ingalls would do nothing toward opening the country to settlement because they had private cattle interests there. He said that by the first day of next March these cattle men would not have a piece of fence post in Oklahoma large enough to make a tooth pick or a piece of wire long enough to hoop a wash-tub. Capt. Payne has not the gift of eloquence, but is in some way getting up a big boom for Oklahoma. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.

Mr. P. M. Bradley, who came from Siam, Iowa, about two weeks ago and bought V. Hawkin=s farm, lying about two miles northeast of this city, called in to see us Thursday and gave us the names of ten of his friends in Iowa and Missouri, who anticipate coming here, to whom he requested us to send copies of THE REPUBLICAN. Mr. Bradley expresses himself as perfectly satisfied with his new home, and his pleasant countenance shows that he is conscientious in saying so. He ought to be satisfied for he has one of the most productive and best improved farms in the country, and which, by the way land is now advancing in value, will soon be worth double what he paid for it. He has on his farm several hundred peach trees, and he now has fine prospects for an abundant crop of fruit.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.

Silverdale Stubs.

J. B. Tucker for representative 67th district.

I. D. Harkleroad will soon have his stone fence completed.

Everybody is through planting corn, but some report a good deal of replanting to do.

Sam Algeo wants the black-jacks cleared away north of Dan Bunnell=s farm.

Alex. Harvey intends breaking out the balance of his farm this spring.

I. D. Harkleroad petitioned the county commissioners to notify the Township Trustee not to cut the lone oak, standing on the southwest corner of his domain. His farm will hereafter be known as the Lone Oak Farm. We do not blame Ike for this, but think this tree ought to be preserved, celebrated, and go down in history by the side of the Charter Oak of old, it being the only one in that neighborhood, and such a nice one, too; preserve it by all means.



Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.


Council Proceedings.


Present, F. P. Schiffbauer, mayor; C. G. Thompson, F. C. Leach, T. Fairclo, A. A. Davis, and O. S. Rarick, councilmen.

The following bills were allowed.


W. Ward, for hauling.

Mowry & Sollitt, sundries.

P. Wyckoff, rent for Council room.

Pitts Ellis, cost for engine at water works.

W. H. Speers, rent for spring.

J. W. Canfield, repair of water tank.

Bill of J. Vawter of $1.50 for services to prisoner at city jail was rejected.

Received the report of H. P. Farrar, ex-treasurer, showing balance due him from city on general fund account of $51.16. Balance due the city on sinking fund account of $889.97. Moved that a committee be appointed to examine the books of treasurer and clerk, and make a report. Motion carried. The mayor appointed the finance committee to audit said books.

Petition of the owners on east side of block 79 presented and on motion a sidewalk was ordered built and put down to established grade. Time granted 90 days.


Petition to prohibit the use of barb wire fence within the city limits presented. Moved that the city attorney be instructed to draft ordinance and present same to city council, prohibiting the use of barbed wire for fencing within the city limits. Carried.

The mayor appointed C. L. Swarts, city attorney, for the ensuing year at a salary of $100 per annum. Appointment confirmed.

Archie Dunn was appointed street commissioner by the mayor instead of E. C. Stroup. Appointment confirmed.

The city marshal was instructed to notify parties to make private crossings where they desired to cross sidewalks to and from their places of business with teams.

Ordinance committee instructed to draft an ordinance amending ordinance No. 121, and report same at next meeting.

On motion adjourned to meet next Thursday evening at 7:30 o=clock, p.m.


Attest: JAS. BENEDICT, Clerk.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.

Police Court.

_____ Andrews was fined $2 and costs Friday the 2nd inst., for an assault.

A. H. Smith was fined $5 and costs Wednesday for using profane, vulgar, and obscene language on the streets.

E. C. Mason was fined $10 and costs yesterday for being drunk and boisterous and discharging firearms.

A warrant was issued yesterday against Jas. Morrison for being drunk and disorderly and he will be tried today, but it is understood that there is no evidence to sustain the charge.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.

MARRIED. Married May 6, at the M. E. Parsonage, by Rev. N. S. Buckner, Geo. W. Quinton and Miss Ida Tyler. The bridegroom is a full blood Indian, and the bride a white, and both are residents of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. They were to be remarried after the Indian form on their return to the Territory.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.

A. D. Speers= two-year-old daughter, yesterday, fell into a lime pit, and was completely covered when rescued. She swallowed some of the lime, and for awhile it was feared that the result would be fatal, bbut at this writing she is in a fair way to recover.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.

The case in the District court at Winfield against W. V. McConn and Will Goss, charged with fraud in a mercantile transaction at Geuda Springs, was dismissed this week, there being a complete failure of the evidence.




Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.

Dr. J. Vawter has bought four vacant lots and a dwelling this week, and has sold four lots. He is one of our largest speculators in real estate.

The enforcement of the ordinance against crossing sidewalks with teams has led to the construction of several crossings.

Read the mayor=s proclamation concerning dogs. His Honor has taken the correct course concerning canines, and is to be highly commended for this much needed order. [DID NOT COPY PROCLAMATION.]


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.

The latest report from Oklahoma is that the soldiers conducted a squad of 48 men to Ft. Reno and turned them over. [Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.



Only five weeks more of school, and then the seniors, who have held out faithful, will go to their homes rejoicing.

We received a pleasant visit from one of our former and pleasant school mates, Miss Stella Swarts.

The Blaine and Lincoln club meets every Monday evening, quarter after four.


The high school department was very much disappointed last Thursday, it being the day set for the Mayday. However, we will have it some other time.

As regards the essay published two weeks ago, we would just say, that when Miss Laura Holloway signs Miss Laura Gould=s name to her essay, she must not hand it to the Professor.

The following is the fourth best essay for this month, composed by Mahlon Arnett. Entitled AA BOOD NAME IS BETTER THAN RICHES.@ [I DID NOT COPY THIS...ALSO, SKIPPED A LOT OF THIS COLUMN!]


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.


J. C. Duncan is building a handsome addition to his residence.

J. F. Steadman is building a neat residence near Mr. Worthley=s.

G. W. Cunningham received a carload of fine buggies this week.

D. W. Stevens is building a fine barn for V. M. Ayers near the depot.

Rev. S. B. Fleming spent a few days of this week at Winfield attending court.

Tom Braggins will move his paint shop opposite Thompson & Woodin=s livery stable.

V. M. Ayers bought and shipped on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week 2,000 bushels of corn.

Mr. Lades is building a fine residence near the residence of Mr. Beall in the southeast part of the city.

Coonrod & Howard dissolved partnership this week, Coonrod continuing the business and Howard retiring.

Messrs. Hasie Bros., have employed a manager and are making preaprations to start their ranch south of Maple City.

Bill Barker sold his 160 acre farm on the Walnut, about hhalf way between this place and Winfield, this week, for $2,500.

J. L. Howard has bought an interest with Kellogg & Matlack, and the firm name will now be Kellogg, Matlack & Howard.

Mrs. Mann will vacate the Farmers= house next Monday. It will be remodeled and occupied as a residence by D. W. Stevens.

The workmen will begin putting in the lower joists on the Hasie block today. They have also begun to receive cut stone for the front.

According to Trustee Sinnott=s report, Arkansas City has between 2,700 and 2,800 inhabitants. Look out for 4,000 against this time next year.

Archie Dunn has rented the basement of the Perry House, and will move the office of Wells, Fargo & Co.=s express company to that place in a few days.

Officer John S. Lewis arrested a young man named L. H. Brown the first of this week, charged with bastardy, and took him to the county jail at Winfield.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Thompson & Woodin had the last coat of paint put on their new livery stable yesterday. The building is now completed, and is the largest livery stable in the state south of Topeka.

Geo. Allen sold his property on Summit Street this week to

J. R. Deming, of Jesup, Iowa. The consideration was $1,200. Mr. Deming will remodel the property and open a grocery store.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

J. C. Beeson, the man who jumped his bond for stealing money sometime ago, was re-captured by Sheriff McIntire last week at Booneville, Missouri. He is now in the county jail awaiting trial.

A new merchant tailoring establishment will be opened in the building recently occupied by Mrs. Geo. Allen, by Messrs. Heitkam and son. They propose to furnish their customers with first-class material at reasonable rates. Such an establishment has long been needed and will succeed well.

Robert Fitzpatrick has been very ill, the most of this week, with cerebro-spinal disease, but thanks to his attending physician, Dr.

J. M. Wright, he is now out of danger.

Mr. Isaac Eldridge is building an addition of two rooms to his house on the corner of Summit Street and 6th Avenue. He expects to open a grocery store in the main room about the first of July.

Major Hasie=s residence, on the corner of High Street and Sixth Avenue, is rapidly approaching completion. We do not know the estimated cost, but from the design, we should judge somewhere wwell up in the thousands.

Chas. Bryant, the genial host of the Central Avenue Hotel, is erecting a new residence on Central Avenue, east of Benedict=s dwelling, on the corner. It will be a two story and basement, 28 feet square, hip roof, and will cost about $1,200.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Messrs. Ware & Pickering, on Monday last, sold to Capt. Burrows, in charge of the U. S. Civil engineer corps, their bill of supplies for the river voyage, which amounted to the snug sum of $687. Mr. O. H. Lent exceeded himself on this occasion as usual.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Jas. Fisher, the man who had Carter & Hill arrested some months ago for violating the amendment, and who failed to appear at their prosecution, was captured at Wichita the first of the week by Frank Finch. Fisher was lodged in jail at Winfield to await trial for contempt of court.

Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

J. Frank Smith, recently from Mansfield, Ohio, will open in about a week a grocery store in the north room under Highland hall, the same now occupied by J. O. Caldwell, Mr. Caldwell continuing to occupy a part of the room. Mr. Smith is a wide-awake man and means business. Look out for cheap groceries.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Messrs. Hunt & Herron have shelled about 8,000 bushels of corn for Searing & Meade with their steam sheller this week. These men have done a large business with their sheller this spring and the past winter in Arkansas City and surrounding country. They shell about 2,000 bushels per day. [IS IT REALLY MEADE...OR IS IT MEAD??]


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Rev. R. M. Overstreet, D. D., financial agent of the college of Emporia, under the care of the Presbyterian Synod of Kansas, will preach in the First Presbyterian Church of this city next sabbath on tthe subject of Christian Education. Rev. Overstreet is well-known to many of the early settlers of this city and is an able and eloquent preacher.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Rev. W. H. Harris will hold a basket meeting in his timber on the Walnut River, near Walnut Mills, on Sunday, May 18. Preaching at 10:30 a.m.; dinner on the ground at 12 m., and preaching at 2 p.m. Everybody is invited. Parties are requested to provide themselves with spring seats and chairs as far as convenient, and also to bring their Gospel Hymns.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

The social given by the young ladies of the U. P. Church at the residence of D. R. Cooper, last Tuesday evening, was a source of genuine pleasure to those present. There was a large attendance, comprising about sixty of our best people. After an excellent lunch, friendly conversation passed the evening, pleasantly. The receipts were $13.50, for the benefit of the church. We understand that the young ladies contemplate a festival soon.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Dr. J. Vawter sold to S. B. Adams last Saturday, for the sum of $150, lots Nos. 1 and 2, in block 133, for the site of a new Christian Church. The location is a beautiful one, being in the northwestern part of the city near where the new school building is to be erected. The members of this denomination expect to build a nice edifice and hope to be able to complete it this summer. The work will be commenced as soon as sufficient funds are raised. Let the good work go on.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.


Mrs. V. M. Ayers left Thursday for a visit to friends at Oakdale, Nebraska.

J. H. Punshon went to Wichita yesterday on business. He will return today.

T. J. Gilbert and wife, who have been visiting in Emporia, are expected home today.

Mr. Snyder=s family were the guests of Mr. and Mrrs. J. C. Loveland last Tuesday.

Mrs. Spence Minor, of Winfield, paid her sister, Mrs. D. W. Stevens, a visit last Monday.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Heskins & Neal have opened their carriage and blacksmith shop, on the south side of Fifth Avenue.

A. J. Howey and W. S. Simpson of Berea, Ohio, were in the city this week prospecting for a cattle ranch.

The vacancy in our schools occasioned by the resignation of Miss Anna Hunt, will be filled by Mrs. George Wright.

James Park, of the firm of Parrk & Lewis, has been in Winfield this week finishing a contract of carpentering for a Mr. Hamilton.

L. D. Davis, of Pawnee agency, was in the city the first of the week and gave THE REPUBLICAN job office an order for job work.

Last Monday Mr. Wyatt Taylor was stricken with paralysis. He was conveyed to his home, where he now lies in a critical condition.

Our new tailor, M. Tressler, has just made a new and nobby suit of clothes for Conductor Myers. It shows the touch of a skilled knight of the needle.

Mrs. L. S. Baugh and daughter left last Tuesday for an extended visit to relatives in Nebraska. A cake and coffee sociable was given at their home on Monday evening.

M. N. Sinnott has been assessing property in the country this week. He comes in of evenings tired and is also becoming somewhat red in the face from the effect of the wind and sun.

Geo. E. Hasie will leave the last of this month for his summer trip to the seashore and mountains. He will be accompanied by Miss Eva, daughter of his brother, Major Hasie, and Mrs. Dr. Spalding, of St. Louis.

J. K. Sawyer, of Wichita, contractor and bridge builder, and agent of the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., Canton, Ohio, was in this city this week looking at the Walnut River, where the new bridge is to be built. He will put in a bid on the contract.

H. R. Nickerson, superintendent of the Santa Fe road, was in town Wednesday, and gave the necessary instruction for putting a street crossing on 8th Avenue across the railroad track, and also for putting a sidewalk from depot across the railroad land on 5th Avenue.

T. V. McConn, of this city, left Wednesday to attend the Sessions of the Presbyterian General Assembly of the United States of America, which is held in Saratoga, New York, May 15. Mr. McConn will be absent three or four weeks.

Harry Neleigh, a dentist of Tiffin, Ohio, was in the city the first of the week prospecting for a location. He was favorably impressed with our city, but will visit other towns, and left on Tuesday for Wellington. He visited Chilocco Indian school Monday in company with B. A. Wagner.

Capt. J. B. Nipp returned Wednesday from a prospecting trip of a week through Harper, Kingman, and other counties. While in Kingman he was offered a bargain in real estate and invested $1,000 as a speculation, and was offered to $200 advance before he left the place, but did not sell, believing he could make more.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

The good, jolly old Democrat, Joseph Whipple, of Silverdale, was in town last Saturday and gave us a call. Mr. Whipple engaged in the poultry business and has some of the finest Plymouth Rocks in this county. We found him a very pleasant gentleman. He expressed himself as well pleased with THE REPUBLICAN, except the political part, which he mildly remarked, Awas tarnation mean.@


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Mr. Jacob Cassel arrived in the city from Mattoon, Illinois, last Tuesday, and is so well pleased with the appearance of the city that he has decided to remain and open a restaurant if he can find a house suitable. Mr. Cassel has been engaged in this business several years, and thoroughly understands how to keep a restaurant, and if he locates, will open a first-class establishment. He is a nephew of

J. D. Cassel, who formerly kept the City Hotel here.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Our old friend, Michael Shivers, is building himself a fine new residence. When Mike invested a large amount of money in cattle and calves, a few years ago, everybody said he was Abound to lose.@ Undisturbed, he held his way, and realized handsomely from his investments. No one knows how to entertain company better than Mr. Shivers and his excellent lady, and we promise ourselves a regular old-fashioned farm visit when that new house is completed.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Will Griffith returned a few days ago, from Florida, the land of flowers. He is well impressed with that country and brought some fine specimens of oranges home with him. Good Samaritan like, he filled our pockets, in order, we suppose, to chase away the hungrry expression which played over our countenance when he exhibited his beauties. He met the Nortons=, former residents of our city, while there. Mrs. Norton sent to Mrs. Griffith--not Will=s wife but his mother--some excellent guava jelly. By the courtesy of this excellent lady, we manipulated the sppon and the contents of the jelly glass and found the flavor superior. Mr. Giffith also procured some fine views of the old Spanish fort at St. Augustine and other places of great interest to a lover of American scenery.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.


E. C. Mason is building a stone business room near Judge Bonsall=s photograph gallery. It will be 25 feet by 70 feet, and built of stone. In the same block, on the north corner, will be constructed in the fall a building 50 x 70 feet, and two stories high. The new boot and shoe firm will, also, build a large storeroom, if they cannot rent a suitable place.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

A stock company composed of citizens of this city was formed this week, and they have purchased a lot and will begin next Monday to erect a building for a skating rink to be known as the Arkansas City skating rink. The building is to be 36 x 100 feet, and will be situated on south Summit street, adjoining Glotfelter=s implement house. The company is composed of our best citizens and the rink will be carried on in a first-class manner in every respect.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.


The County Commissioners held a special meeting last Friday, at which they purchased for a county poor farm the Joe Mack place, two miles southeast of the city; consideration, $7,500. The Board gets possession for building purposes immediately, and entire possession September 1. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

S. W. Phoenix, of Richland Township, bought a horse of McMullen & Silliman, from Tredway Bros.= stable in this city, paying therefor $1,500. B. H. Clover, of Windsor 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 a premium. Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Mr. Al. Heitkam, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, will open a first-class merchant tailorr and gent=s furnishing establishment, one door north of the Diamond Front grocery store. The merchant tailoring will be under the supervision of Geo. H. Heitkam, a gentleman of many years experience. Best of work and low prices will rule with them.



Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

James Armstrong, of Illinois, has purchased the stock of R. A. Houghton. Mr. Armstrong is a gentleman of pleasing address, and will be an excellent member of our stirring business circle. Of course, he could not get along without that superior salesman, Manley Capron, and, therefore, has engaged him as chief manager of the establishment.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Sheriff Geo. McIntire and Deputy, O. S. Rarick, arrested on the streets of Winfield last Tuesday Jno. Daniels, alias Jim Weston, a noted horse thief, who has been stealing cattle and horses in the Territory. He is supposed to be one of the parties who robbed the car in this city last January. After he was disarmed, he broke away from the officers and was afterwards arrested again about two miles from the city.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

AI wish to inform the people of Arkansas City that I have opened up a tailoring and repair shop, and am prepared to cut and make pants and vests, and mend, repair, and clean all kinds of clothing. Rooms one door south of Peter Pearson=s Furniture store.@

We have met this local at various times and places, and it has always struck us that there was a missing link somewhere about it. We have looked upstairs and down at Mr. Cunningham=s agricultural house, but have failed to find the schneider.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. Job Farrar and Mr. Foss, Mrs. H. P. Farrar=s father, having in charge Mr. H. P. Farrar=s little son, attempted to cross the Walnut at Harmon=s ford. The water was much deeper than anticipated, and the team, encumbered by the wagon, was soon submerged. Fortunately the wagon-bed became disengaged from the running gear, and floated off. Coming in contact with the branches of a tree, the gentlemen succeeded in in saving themselves and the little boy. Both horses were drowned. No stronger argument for a bridge at this ford could be adduced.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

The Flour War.

The first of this week, three of the mill firms issued a circular announcing a reduction in flour. Immediately following came one from the grocers denouncing the same, and offering flour even cheaper than the mills. The result of this was that the mills opened a flour store, and the grocers ordered a carload of the best brands from Wichita. The mills made arrangement with McLaughlin Bros., to handle their flour and closed their own store. Soon appeared at the former place a sign peculiar, yet indicative. It showed on one end an Indian in full war dress; following came AThe Miller=s Feed and Flour Store,@ then a hand displaying a strong poker hand, viz., four aces.

The grocers were not to be excelled, and Kroenert & Austin immediately ran up a black flag and on a board arranged four aces and the joker. Both parties are determined, and it is difficult to predict the result.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Recently Mr. Millington, postmaster at Winfield, offered Miss Anna Hunt, of our city schools, the superintendency of the registry department of the post office at that place. Miss Hunt accepted the offer and proffered her resignation to the school board. It was accepted with reluctance, and Miss Hunt finished her term yesterday, and returns to her home at Winfield today. This excellent young lady rendered us efficient aid in the schools, and with regret we chronicle her departure.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

Thos. J. Becket, who resides on Grouse Creek, had four horses stolen from his premises about two weeks ago by a couple of brothers named Allen, who left immediately with their booty for parts unknown. Their whereabouts was not ascertained until last week, when they were heard of near Carthage, Missouri. Accordingly Capt. Rarick, in company with Mr. Becket, left immediately for that place to capture the thieves and reclaim the stolen horses. They succeeded in overtaking the thieves and arresting them at a farm house several miles out from Carthage, and started on their return trip, arriving at Winfield last Saturday night. The thieves now languish in the county jail.


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

A New Invention.

The U. S. Patent office issued to Dr. A. J. Chapel, of this city, April 29, a patent for his universal automatic car-coupler. It is certainly more complete in its practicability than anything of the kind ever before patented. It is automatic with any link, draw-bar, and will couple freight and passenger cars together and work perfectly winter or summer, and on a curved or straight track. The uncoupling is easily performed from either the top or side of the cars without risk to life or limb. It is entirely practicable with the great variety of draw-bars now in use, and we think is destined to make railroading many times less hazardous than it is with the common couplers now in use. Dr. Chapel is an old railroad man, having been for six years a passenger conductor, and has often felt the need of an improved coupler. This has led him to devote much time in study to the accomplishment of this end. He has made many models, and obtained a patent last year for a coupler, which was pronounced by railroad men to be perfeect in action, but impracticable because it could not be used with the couplings in common use. He was offered last week a handsome sum for the patent, but thought he could do better, and so it was refused. If this invention is put into general use; and it now seems it must be, Dr. Chapel will realize a handsome fortune from it, and be the instrument of saving many lives, thus accomplishing more for himself and mankind than he ever could in the practice of his profession.

[Note: they had link, draw-bar. Wonder if this should have been link draw-bar!???]


Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.

We had the pleasure of meeting Capt. F. S. Burrow, civil engineer, who under the direction of Maj. M. B. Adams, of the U. S. Engineer Corps, was ordered from the lower Mississippi--his former base of opeations--to proceed to Wichita, and take charge of the surveying expedition at that point. The task assigned to Capt. Burrows is to survey the Arkansas River from Wichita, Kansas, to Little Rock, Arkansas, for the purpose of determining the feasibility of making this stream navigable. The aim being to bring the matter before congress at as early a day as possible for the necessary appropriations to make the stream navigable from Little Rock up. Capt. Burrow said from what he had learned of the river below to Arkansas City that he was satisfied that it could be made navigable for the most of the year, but that it would be hard to make it navigable above this place. The Captain expressed himself as greatly surprised at our growth and prosperity. Our canal and mills were a source of wonder to him. His outfit consists of two flat boats,

12 x 40 feet each, well equipped with all the necessaries of life, as well as instruments requisite for this kind of work, and last but not least, a crew of 20 as jolly, hale, well-met young men as anyone could care to meet in his travels. After replenishing their stock of supplies from Ward & Pickering=s supply store, they started down the river Wednesday. Success to you, boys, and may we all meet again under as pleasant circumstances is all the harm we can do you.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 17, 1884.

Silverdale Stabs.

Wheat jointing.

Fruit growing rapidly.

Early cherries will be ripe in about three weeks.

Most everybody is ploughing corn.

Plenty of old corn in the country and plenty of hogs to eat it.

We do not know what Ed Rowell will do now; he has sold his big gray mare to Dan Bunnell; he got the fair price of $200 for her, and Dan says he will give $225 for a match for her.

Andrew Lewis lost his best horse last week. Andrew is another unlucky hostler; he has lost a good horse every year since he has been in the state.

The race last Saturday was to the effect that the little dun mare would not come into the ring, and Alexander, the owner of the gray horse, upon receiving the forefeit of $12, bantered a stranger for a race and lost his forfeit. It was too bad, but a man never knows anything till he trys.

More news next week. PHILANDER Q. DOESTICKS.





Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.



Last week closed the eighth month of school. We have now commenced the ninth month. Just think, only four more weeks of school, and the graduating addresses to write! Well, if the other seniors have commenced writing their addresses, it is more than we have done.

The following named seniors were perfect for the eighth month:

Laura Holloway, Emma Theaker, Lizzie Wilson, John Kirkpatrick,

H. G. Vaughn.

The following were imperfect: Alvan Sankey; F. C. McLaughlin.

The following were the highest grades received in examination by the seniors: Spelling, Emma Theaker, 100; Alvan Sankey, 99. Latin,

H. G. Vaughn, 100.


The following is the first best composition published for the month, written by F. C. McLaughlin. Entitled AGOLD.@ [SKIPPED.]

Jacob Endicott, one of the Juniors, left for the territory last Monday morning, where he will stay for the coming summer on a cattle ranch.

A comet struck the east side of our schoolhouse last Sunday night, but did little damage. [???]

Mrs. Wright has taken charge of the grammar department, which place was resigned by Miss Hunt, last Friday.

Spring dresses are flourishing.

Have you seen the Acomet?@ Ask Rob Nipp about that.


New fashions every Monday morning.

Flowers decorate the young ladies.

Alvan Sankey still commands a front seat.

Rob. Nipp changed seats Monday morning; he likes to be near the recitation seat, so he will not have so far to go to his classes.

Miss Edna Worthley received 100 percent throughout examination.

Ellis K. Cook, Samuel Chatone, ArKeatak, Beulah Zazed, Miss Emma Jackson, and Miss Virginia Stumbling Bear, of Chilocco school, visited our school last Monday.

It is fashionable to have mowed hair.




Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.


Heavy rains this week.

Mr. T. A. Gaskill expects his refrigerator soon.

M. N. Sinnott moved into his new house Thursday.

The colored Methodists are building a church at Winfield.

Al Woolsey has built a stable yard and sheds near the foundry.

The Perry House is connected by telephone to the general office.

Judge Torrance adjourned court from Monday till Thursday of this week.

Southern Kansas will have one of the heaviest wheat crops ever known.

AThe world do move.@ Lafe Merritt has almost been converted to the Christian faith.

The excavation for the school building has been completed, and the basement has been commenced.

J. P. Musselman would respectfully request the person who borrowed his rake to return the property and secure the reward.

Four of the masons employed on the Hasie block were discharged this week on account of a misunderstanding by them and their employers.

The old house removed from the lot to be occupied by the new post office building will be taken to a lot near DeBruce=s blacksmith shop on Summit street.

Mr. Bittle has his new house in the northwest part of town almost completed. It will be occupied by Rev. Geo. Tompkins, pastor of the Free Methodist Church.

Mr. John Sawyer, who had his leg broken recently, reports that under the skillful care of Drs. Shepard and Westfall, the injured member is rapidly becoming stronger.

Mr. John Miller sold his Beaver Township farm Saturday, for five thousand dollars. He bought the place something over a year ago for fourteen hundred dollars. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Mr. Hugh Ford is building a fine new residence on Tenth Street. This is about the eighth house for Hugh, and he must begin to feel like one of the pater familias of the citty.

Mr. H. C. Deets recently purchased the barber shop of Mr. John Newman. We regret to lose John, for he is a genial gentleman, but from appearances of the new proprietor, we think he can fill John=s place if any man can.

The Ohio Livery is now connected by telephone to the general office. If you wish a good team, step into some station, and give your order to Mr. Lutes. He has fast or slow teams, just as your order. Give him a call.

Our enterprising young druggist, W. D. Mowry, recently purchased the Tate property. The premises have been surrounded with a fence and the grounds have been arranged in a manner bespeaking the presence of a couple of taste.

Mr. G. T. Stone, of Vernon Township, sheared ten sheep last week, the heaviest fleece weighint twenty-two pounds and the lightest eleven. The ten sheep after being sheared tipped the beam at nine hundred and ninety pounds. Cowley is as prolific in sheep raising as she is in everything else. Winfield Courier.

A goodly number of our citizens attended the circus at Winfield.

Geo. E. Coonrod put lightning rods on Johnny Kroenert=s new home this week.

The Hyer=s Colored Co., will give another entertainment at the Opera House, tonight.

Constable J. J. Breene went to Winfield yesterday, to convey to this place Erie [?] Miller, who was arrested and placed in jail on charge of stealing a revolver. He will probably be tried today before Justice Kreamer. [Wonder if Erie should be Eric???]


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

The Action base ball club, of this city, organized for the season, last Tuesday evening. O. F. Godfrey was elected captain, Geo. E. Wright, secretary, and E. C. Gage, treasurer. The club has challenged the Geuda Springs club to play a match game in two weeks from now. After that game they will be ready for challenges from any club in the county.

The work on the skating rink was begun this week, and will be pused as rapidly as possible. The building will be 48 x 100 instead of 36 x 100 as reported last week, and will be longer than any now in the state. This is according to the spirit of our businessmen. The most of the business buildings now being erected exceed in dimensions those of our neighboring cities.

The new post office building now being erected by J. C. Topliff will be 23 x 100 feet lower story, and 23 x 70 feet upper story, and is to be built of brick and stone, with a fine plate-glass front. The building will be completed as soon as the work can be done. The great increase in our population has caused such an increase in post office business that the erection of this building became a necessity. The second story will be used for a masonic hall.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Our Canal.

We want it distinctly understood that we possess the water power of the state. With a sweep of more than a mile, and a fall of 24 or 28 feet, the amount of machinery which this volume of water can turn in incalculable. It is the pride as well as one of the supports of Arkansas City. Could capitalits understand the utility of this power, and the wonderful prospects of our city, soon we would see several factories building along the banks of the canal. . . .


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.


Ed. Grady, our lumber dealer, moved into his new house this week.

Mr. Klopp was quite ill the beginning of the week, but is now convalescent.

The many friends of Mrs. Jennie Seyfer will be pleased to learn that she is rapidly improving.

Miss Hattie Young is visiting friends at Ponca agency. She will also visit at the Sac and Fox agency.

Mr. Martin Baird, brother of R. B. Baird, recently arrived from Canada, and is visiting with relatives.

Mr. Carder, who has been to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on business, returned to the city last Thursday.

Miss Jessie Norton started last Monday for St. Louis, to visit her sister. She expects to be absent about one year.

Dr. Harriman, Mr. Fritch, and a delegation from Geuda Lodge,

A. O. U. W., visited A. O. U. W. Lodge, of this place.

Mr. Clendenning, of Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been in the city during this week, looking up a location for a grocery.



Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

J. N. Tinkham, of Lawrence, agent of the Continental Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut, was in the city Thursday.

Miss Mary Johnson, of the city schools, has been sick for the last two days, and her place has been filled by Miss Lizzie Wilson.

Mrs. Davidson, of Geuda Springs, came over this week, and placed herself under the professional care of Dr. Jamison Vawter.

Misses Etta Robinson nd Jennie Lowry, of Winfield, spent several days of this week in this city. They were the guests of Mrs. Wm. Benedict.

Rev. J. O. Campbell goes to Sunny Dale, on next Monday, to preach the sermon at the installation of Rev. Ferguson over that congregation.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

O. H. Marshall and family, of Payton, Ohio, recently moved to this city. Mr. Marshall is a painter and has been working at his trade since his arrival.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Judge E. S. Torrance, J. W. And E. F. Nelson, of Winfield, attended the meeting of the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templars, at Emporia, this week.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Mr. Lafe Merritt, of the Cheyenne Transporter, was in town this week. Lafe is one of those energetic young men who are bound to succeed at whatever they undertake.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Mr. Geo. E. Hasie and Mr. Hart, manager of Hasie Bros.= ranch, left Monday to attend the general round-up in the Territory. They were absent until next Thursday.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

On Friday evening of last week, Judge McMulle, County Superintendent Limerick, Cap. Stevns, Mr. Harris, and other members of Cowley Legion, of Winfield, visited Creswell Legion of this city.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

AThe right man in the right place.@ Archie Dunn is displaying that efficiency on the streets so characteristic of him. We expect to see all the streets straightened before the road tax is expended.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Miss Thenie Taylor, of the City Millinery, will after May 25 teach a music class in the rooms of the Cowley County Bank building, now occupied by Miss Grace Medbury. Miss Medbury will return to her home in Connecticut.



Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Dr. Jones, of Mulvane Junction, and an old friend of ours, gave us a pleasant call. The Doctor expresses himself as highly pleased with the city, and thinks somewhat of locating among us.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

We had the pleasure last Tuesday of meeting Mr. E. M. Ford,

P. C. Wyeth, and A. A. Wiley, cattle men of the Territory. They started down last Wednesday to attend the roundup, which is taking place throughout the whole Territory at the present time.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Capt. Ed. Haight, of Winfield, dropped into our office last Wednesday evening. He is as complaisant and agreeable as when we met him four years ago at Newton. By the way, the Captain is the first Cowley County man with whom we got acquainted, and probably that is the reason his countenance is so agreeable to us.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Frank Jennings gave us a pleasant call last Wednesday, while he was in the city. He is one of the purest of officials, and has rendered himself extremely popular during the last four years, by the efficient performance of his duty. Many of the people of the county desire that he accept the position of State senator from this district. A better man cannot be chosen.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Messrs. J. B. and S. B. Splawn and Abraham Mann, three staunch farmers from Grouse Creek, called in to see us on last Saturday. The Messrs. Splawn have recently returned from Washington Territory, and since contrasting that country with this, are perfectly satisfied with their Kansas home. Mr. Mann has recently moved to the vicinity of Dexter.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

W. S. Houghton and wife, of Boston, are in the city visiting their nephew, C. S. Houghton, and J. C. Topliff. Mr. Houghton is one of the wealthiest merchants of Boston, and also owns large railroad interests. He has considerable money invested in real estate in this city, and since his visit here, is so well impressed with the prospects of Arkansas City that he anticipates building a large business house on the two lots adjoining the Hasie and Commercial block on the south. He expressed himself as really surprised to see the rapid advancement made the last few months.



Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Charley Sipes means well, no doubt, but when he sent down the other day a whole oven of buns, he rather overdid the matter. All the parties about the house--except the editor--overfed themselves, and were inert for hours. We could probably have undergone this, had it not been for the fact that the lady who presides over our culinary department immediately demanded the price of one of those gasoline stoves upon which the dainties had been baked. We shall bravely withstand the demand, but a man=s appetite and a woman, generally get the better of him, and we suppose we shall have to succumb.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Messrs. H. P. And H. T. Small and John Stratton, all of Fredonia, Kansas, were in the city several days of this week prospecting for a location. They have been engaged in the mercantile business in Fredonia and have recently disposed of their business there and expect to locate in this part of the state. They expressed themselves as better pleased with Arkansas City than any place they have yet visited, but will visit other towns farther west. We understand they are men of means and excellent business qualities and will open a large dry goods establishment wherever they locate. We should be glad to have them return and locate with us, and we believe there is no town in this section that offers better inducements than this.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.


DIED. At Arkansas City, May 11, 1884, the Arkansas City Flour Pool. Everything possible was done for the sufferer during its brief life, but after the watchful care of Mr. Searing and Dr. Beall, a collapse proved inevitable.


Funeral takes place today at the monopoly store with Allen Ayers as chief mourner.

The soul is cased in the body of the flesh.

To serve its time upon the earth;

And weave this life in fiber and in mesh

Into a garb of royal worth.



Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.


No city in southern Kansas can show such substantial signs of growth and prosperity, as Arkansas City.

MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. Beck in the northwest part of the city, May 11, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Geo. E. Woodley, of Topeka, and Miss Mary E. Beck.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.


A. McIntyre, proprietor of the Fitzgerald House, of Wellington, was in the city Thursday, and bought of J. W. Patterson the lot on the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 8th Street, on which he will, in the near future, erect a large hotel and remove to this place. Another good hotel has been needed here for several months--our present hotels being insufficient to accommodate the public, and the need is becoming greater every week. Mr. McIntyre has come to the city at the proper time, and being an energetic man and having experience in the hotel business, will doubtless make his investment profitable.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Our readers will notice in our columns this week the professional card of Dr. W. M. Carlisle, who recently opened an office over Matlack=s store, and has begun the practice of medicine in this city nd vicinity. He is a son of Dr. Z. Carlisle, who lives a few miles in the country, and graduated this year at the college of medicine at Columbus, Ohio. He practiced his profession last summer during vacation in the state of Delaware. He is a young man of excellent moral character, and good intellectual attaintments; is very studious and attentive to business, and we hope for him much success in his profession. He has already been employed in several cases with marked success.


Office over Matlack=s Store, Arkansas City, Kansas.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

A team belonging to R. A. Houghton ran away in the main streets of the city Monday morning, causing considerable excitement for a time. The horses had been hitched to a wagon near the Star Livery Stable, and the whiffle trees detached themselves from the wagon, when they started carrying the whiffle trees with them. They ran with great rapidity against the telephone post at A. A. Newman=s corner, breaking down the corner post of the shed on the front of his store, and breaking the harness that held them together, and throwing one horse flat to the ground. No other damage resulted. Several other teams were on the streets at the time, some of which became frightened, but their drivers succeeded in holding them.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

LA PORTE, INDIANA, May 10, 1884.

C. T. Atkinson, Editor Republican, Arkansas City, Kansas.

DEAR SIR: I have seen mention in one or two of your papers of persons going to Oklahoma. What is the social and moral standing of these individuals? Some of the paplers would convey the impression that they are all disreputable. Your old friend, J. H. L.

In reply to our friend=s inquiry, we would say that it will not do to brand the persons seeking settlements in Oklahoma as disreputable. While doubtless there are some adventurers, a great number of them are sober, industrious men. These gentlemen truthfully think the land is subject to entry, and are acting accordingly. The impression that all these parties are low in character is a false one.

[Boomer story??]





Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

Police Court.

James Burns was fined $5 and costs, Tuesday, for being drunk and disorderly.

On Thursday David Ross was fined $2 and costs for suffering his team to run loose and damage propety in the city.

Chas. Warnick was fined $5 and costs for using profane vulgar language, and threatening to whip Chas. Jenkins; and Chas. Jenkins was fined $5 and costs, for using profane, vulgar, and obscene language and being drunk.

Peter Yount, section boss, was tried yesterday on charge of disturbing the peace by striking Andrew Johnson, colored, with a weight. He broke two or three of Johnson=s teeth, and cut a gash on his lip and on the top of his head, requiring medical attention, but Yount was discharged on the ground of self defense. A warrant has been issued for Johnson and he will be tried on the same charge.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.




Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

The New York Sun of Thursday says of the panic: Yesterday the panic in Wall street was emphatically a panic among stock gamblers, and nothing else. It did not proceed from failures among merchants, nor from a withdrawal of credits in mercantile circles. . . .


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

The New Armory.

The Grand Army of the Republic Post and Arkansas Valley Guards have decided to erect a new armory. The need of a safe storing house has long been felt. The new building will be 35 x 100 feet, and of stone. The boys ddepend on private support. Some of the members will give their work. This building is much needed, and we must aid our boys.


Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

A large number of Oklahoma colonists have been in the city for several days. Col. Bentley, of Wichita, was advertised to speak at Highland Hall Thursday night, and on his failure to be present, Capt. D. L. Payne addressed the audience. The house was crowded, and he was frequently applauded. After he concluded his address, the members of the colony, about seventy-five in number, held a secret meeting and elected officers. They have established headquarters at McGinnis= Hall, and a lively correspondence was carried on yesterday. We called at the headquarters yesterday morning, and learned from Col. E. S. Wilcox, of North Springfield, Missouri, the principal member of the colony, that they were not discouraged by the action of the government in ejecting them from the Territory, but would persist in going there, till they were permitted to remain. A number of those arrested and taken to Wichita, mentioned in another column, have arrived in the city, and we learned from one of them that they were charged with two offenses; the punishment of one of which is a fine of $1,000, and the other $10,000 and two years imprisonment, and that eight were discharged upon each giving his separate bond for $250 for his appearance to answer the charges, and one was discharged without bond.

[Boomer story.]



Arkansas City Republican, May 17, 1884.

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Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.




A new fashion of wagons are all the rage; Mount says they are called the AKetcham wagon,@ and, if Nebraska is not heard from presently, he believes he will purchase one. Mount is a very modest fellow; he tells quite a deal of good about us, but he never says anything in favor of himself. The other day he announced, that while perforate means to smother, consecrate means to scatter.

Can any school be so proud as ours; talent displayed! Yes, if you don=t believe it, just look at last week=s paper, and see the poetry. Hard toil there! Midnight revelry!!! [I HAD SKIPPED THE POETRY IN LAST ISSUE.]

The compositions handed in last Friday evening were very commendable. The professor made some very appropriate remarks, stating that he was pleased, and they would equal some of the writings of the compositions of the sophomore and junior year of college. We have some brains in our school and when they are fired up, they will produce an effect.

Our junior editor said, Aflowers decorate the young ladies.@ I think from all appearances they adorn some of the aspiring boys.

ACome one, come all, and see the biscuits fall.@ Wonder where they came from? I never heard of biscuit meteors or comets.

The following is the second best essay for this month, composed by Miss Emma Theaker. Entitled >A VISIT TO OAK GLEN.@

AOak Glen is the name given to a farm about six miles northeast of this place. Like all other farms in southern Kansas, it is mostly beautiful prairie, but it has one attraction which few of the others have, and that is a canyon. The canyon is over a half mile long, and is quite wide and deep. The walls are steep and very rocky. It is made shady by the trees, some of which are quite easy to climb; perhaps, it is because, by doing so, one can, at the right season of the year, get splendid wild grapes, whose vines always grow on the tallest trees. The rocks are covered with moss and ferns. Several kinds of ferns are found there. The prettiest kind is the silver fern. It is very small and fragile. The upper part of its leaf is green and the under part white, looking much like silver.

AThere are several springs in the canyon and a small stream flows through the center of it, and empties into the Walnut River, into which the canyon opens.

AIt was at this place that we spent the first Saturday after school had closed for the summer vacation two years ago. As I had the pleasure of such a visit before, this one had been eagerly looked forward to. We arose bright and early Saturday morning and, after a hasty breakfast, started on our six miles ride. The journey was a very pleasant one and was finished much more quickly than might have been expected. After arriving at our destination, the first thing that required our attention was another breakfast. We then visited the orchard where we found trees loaded with ripe cherries. I do not believe I will ever enjoy cherries more than I did that day, and I think, from some cause, there were not quite as many on the trees that evening as there had been in the morning.

AIn the afernoon we took a ride around the farm and searched for wild raspberries. They were not very plentiful, but the few we did find well paid us for the trouble of getting them.

AWhile riding along above the canyon, we stopped several times to admire the beautiful views that lay before us. At one place we could see, just below the Walnut River winding about and looking like a great serpent. Beyond this lay large fields of grain and in some places houses could be seen. Until the road passed over a ridge, we could see it lying directly before us in almost a straight line. At one side was the canyon with cattle grazing on its banks. After having continued our ride through most of the afternoon, we returned to the house in time for supper, which was thoroughly enjoyed.

AWe did not return home until the next morning when we arrived there just in time to get ready for church.@



Editor is sick.

Everybody is getting tired of school this hot weather.

Wanted. A position as clerk or salesman, apply to Frank Barnett.

If any of the wholesale stores wants a bookkeeper, they will be profited by inquiring of H. G. Vaughn.

Miss Armstrong, of Harmony, Indiana, gave us an appreciated call Monday.

When the senior editor is called on to take charge of the sub-juniors, he gets nervous and cannot sit still long enough to bat his eyes more than twice. Of course, there is a good reason for this. Maggie Ford says she thinks thee is nothing so pretty as a nice, large red rose; and of course, Maggie is always looking to them when in sight; consequently Horace cannot sit still.

If Alvan Sankey does not quit looking at the girls, the Professor will have to whip him.

Some of the juniors are getting along finely with algebra, but we are sorry to state that others are not progressing so nicely. All are taking a good interest in rhetoric.

We are nearly half through Loomis= Progressive Music Course No. 2.

Miss Lida Whitney has been absent the past week on account of sickness.

The following is the best essay for this month, composed by Mount Scott. Entitled ATHE DRESS IS NOT THE MAN.@ [DID NOT COPY BUT IT WAS CLEVERLY WRITTEN.]


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.


Hugh Ford=s new house is nearly enclosed.

Dr. Vawter had his new house painted this week.

Our merchant tailor, Mr. Heitkam, has a fine new sign.

The Ablind tiger@ trial was decided in favor of the defendants.

Mr. O. Ingersoll has been quite sick of malaria since Wednesday.

Dr. J. H. Griffith is enclosing his premises with a neat picket fence.

Mrs. S. S. Lynn of Winfield was in the city this week visiting friends.

The Perry House proprietors have just received their new hotel register.

Kellogg, Matlack & Howard have a fine new sign painted by Ed. Ferguson.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Wheat harvest will be here in about two or three weeks; the yield will be the largest ever known.

Wm. B. Hagen has opened two peanut and fruit stands and will keep all kinds of fruit.

Mr. W. L. Krebs is building a nice residence on Summit, two blocks south of the water tank.

Conductor Myers, who has been very sick of erysipelas, we are pleased to say, is rapidly recovering.

Richard Hutchins is building a handsome addition to the residence of his brother, Charles Hutchins.

Quite a number of our citizens were in Winfield Thursday and Friday in attendance on the Ablind tiger@ trial.

Jacob Crites has the contract for the stone portion of the Baptist Church. He expects to have it completed soon.

D. W. Stevens has commenced repairing his building; he expects to make this one of the best store rooms in the city.

Have you seen the mammoth sign painted by Ed. Ferguson, on the side of the second story of Charles Sipes= new store?

Dr. J. Alexander is building a two-story dwelling on Summit street, near his residence. It will be occupied by L. S. Baugh.



Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Russell Cowles beats the world on potatoes; he dined on the first potatoes of the season last Saturday, May 17. Who can beat it?

Mr. A. E. Kirkpatrick has fitted up the back part of his grocery for a lunch room, in which the weary can rest and the hungry can be fed.

The Mason building is progressing as well as could be expected, for the heavy rainfalls of this week, under the superintendency of J. Beck.

The work on the Hasie and Commerical block is now being carried on in earnest. It is hoped that it will be completed inside of two months.

Mr. Frank Schiffbauer and daughter, of Arkansas City, were visiting in the city this week. Mr. Schiffbauer has gone east on a three weeks trip. Winfield Telegram.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

The members of the Christian Church have secured lots adjoining Dr. Griffith=s residence, and will commence the erection of their new place of worship immediately.

A. V. Alexander bought three lots on High Street, in the block north of the public school building, this week, and will immediately begin the erection of a fine residence thereon.

Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

An ordinance was presented to the city council of Winfield, at its last meeting, granting a street railway franchise. It was favorably considered by the council; but was laid over for final action till the next meeting.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Mr. H. W. Stewart began shearing his sheep last Thursday, with four men, and will have finished by tonight. The wool is of very fair quality and good weight.

Dr. M. G. Jones, of the firm of Jones & McCarty, has rented his house near the canal on Summit Street to J. H. Punshon. Mr. Punshon expects to move his family here in a few weeks.

We have had three new passenger conductors since the illness of Mr. Myers. Wilcox and Treat have each held the position for a short time, and Ed. Woolheater now has charge of the train.

Our marshal, W. J. Gray, posted bills Monday, that today will be the ultimatum for compliance with the mayor=s proclamation concerning dogs. Distinguish the canines, if you do not wish a funeral.

The wife of our friend, Mr. J. Terwiliger, had the misfortune to fall as she was descending the cellar steps, and injured herself. Under the efficient care of Dr. J. Griffith, she is on the road to rapid recovery.

Among the specials will be found the dissolution notice of Hollaway & Fairclo. The business will hereafter be conducted by Mr. Fairclo, who is now refittig, repapering, and calsomining the store room. [Still don=t know: Holloway or Hollaway???]


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

J. M. Collins sold this week to Robertson & Abbott, from the East, five acres of land lying at the north end of Summit street just outside the city limits. The land will be divided between them and dwellings erected.

A match game of base ball will be played next Tuesday afternoon, at the grounds east of the railroad between the Actives of this city, and the Geuda Springs club. A ball and bat will the prize contested for.

L. H. Braden has added some new stock to his livery business, and is making general repairs and improvements about his stable. He has men employed hauling dirt and raising the floors of his stalls, and will remodel and refurnish his office. He is doing a rushing business.

J. M. Collins has bought an interest with the new real estate firm of Jones & McCarty. Mr. Collins is well and favorably known as a good judge of real estate and an energetic businessman, and his connection with this firm will be sufficient to satisfy our people that all business entrusted to the firm will receive prompt attention.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

We call the attention of the purchasing public to the advertisement of J. Frank Smith, who now occupies one-half of the north room of Highland Hall. His goods are all new and fresh and he proposes to sell them at reasonable rates. The citizens of our city are respectfully requested to call and see him.



Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Rev. N. S. Buckner had shipped to him last week, from Larned, a thorough-bred Jersey heifer. She is from the celebrated Beech Grove, Illinois, herd, and is one of the handsomest specimens of that stock we have ever seen. He bought her while located at Larned last year, and failed to get her shipped to him till last week.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

The Baptist Church at Udall will be dedicated next Sunday, May 25, by Rev. J. Cairns, of this city, at 11 o=clock, a.m. Rev. F. L. Walker, of Arkanss City, will preach in the Baptist church at Winfield. The pastor will return and preach a memorial sermon in the evening by request, in memory of our fallen heroes. The Winfield Post G. A. R., have accepted an invitation to be present. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

The County Normal Institute opens in Winfield on June 16th and continues two months. It will be conducted by Prof. M. T. Davis, assisted by Prof. A. Gridley and County Superintendent Limerick. A new department has been added for this year called the AModel Schoo,@ the teachers have ample opportunity to see in actual operation the best of the new methods of Primary Instruction. Miss Jessie Stretch, late of the State Normal School of Indiana, a teacher of much experience in this class of work, will have the supervision of this department. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Hon. T. H. Soward addressed an immense crowd on last Sunday afternoon on the temperance question at Beaver Centre. . . . Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.


C. F. Clark, of Milan, was in the city Thursday visiting F. E. Pentecost.

E. H. Parker is seriously ill, but at present writing is slightly improved.

Messrs. H. P. Farrar and Chas. Schiffbauer visited Wellington Wednesday.

Johnnie Gooch, of Otoe Agency, was in the city this week purchasing goods.

Mr. C. H. Searing and Mr. Mead=s little son, Charlie, left Wednesday for the East.

Mr. Blaine Kirkpatrick=s little baby, which has been very sick, is convalescing.

Attorneys A. J. Pyburn and C. L. Swarts have been attending court at Winfield this week.

Rev. Lundy, of Geuda Springs, was in town this week.

Geo. E. Hasie returned Thursday from his trip to the Territory to attend the round-up meetings.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

J. H. Punshon and B. F. Arnold went to Winfield and Wichita, Wednesday, on business. They returned Thursday.

J. Frank Smith, our new grocer, started Tuesday for Mansfield, Ohio. His family will accompany him on his return.

Edwin Harkness, who is engaged with Mr. Wyile [? Wiley ?] in the cattle business, in the Territory, was up Thursday on business.

Judge I. H. Bonsall attended the judicial convention at Winfield Tuesday. He was chosen a member of the judicial central committee.

Dell Hollenbeck and Joe Hoyt returned home from Colorado last Monday, where they have been for the past month on a business trip.

J. A. McCormick, of Darlington, Indian Territory, a prominent stock man, was in the citty Tuesday.

Dr. J. W. Sparks, late of Bushnell, Illinois, and brother of Mrs. J. C. Pickering, is expected with his family. He will make Arkansas City his home.

Major W. M. Sleeth will go as a delegate to the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church, which convenes at St. Louis next Wednesday.



Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Our new real estate firm of Jones & McCarty have hung out their sign and begun business. They are live men and fully up with these fast western times.

H. E. Grubs and family, who have been visiting at Kansas City, Missouri, and other points, returned home Tuesday. They contemplate going to housekeeping again soon.

A. V. Alexander went to Newton, Wednesday afternoon, to meet his family, who returned with him to this place Thursday. They occupy rooms at the Perry House.

Mr. J. P. Holloway and family, who for the past few weeks have occupied a portion of Mr. T. J. Gilbert=s residence, moved Thursday into the home of Mr. Schooley.

J. Andrews, of Grouse Creek, one of the principal stock men of this county, was in the city Thursday. He reports his stock in an excellent condition.

J. S. Van Nortwick, late of Batavia, Illinois, but who has recently bought an interest in Pollock=s ranch, in the Osage country, Indian Territory, was in the city this week, and bought Drury Warren=s herd of cattle.

W. H. Cloyd, J. W. Weatherford, and J. J. Drye, of Kentucky gave us a pleasant call Wednesday evening. They are prospecting for farms, and stock ranches, and will likely locate with us.

Miss Clara Thompson, daughter of Capt. C. G. Thompson, arrived Thursday in this city, and will remain among us. Her sister, Miss Cora Thompson, arrived yesterday and will also make this place her home.

Miss Thenie Taylor will occupy the rooms formerly used by Miss Medbury as a music room. Any person wishing to take lessons in either vocal or instrumental music will find her in the west room, over Cowley County Bank.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Dr. M. G. Jones and Jerry McCarty are about moving to Arkansas City to open a real estate office. We commend these gentlemen to the citizens of Arkansas City. Both are men of honesty and integrity, and will be a valuable addition to the town. Wichita Beacon.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lackey and Misses Cooley and Strothers, of Sedgwick County, and relatives of Mr. Cal Dean, were visiting him the first of this week, stopping at the Perry House. They left Wednesday to visit relatives in the country.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Dr. J. P. Sankey, of Rochester, New York, brother of A. B. Sankey of this county, paid our city a flying visit yesterday on business. The Dr. is a delegate to the Pan-Presbyterian council to be held at Belfast, Ireland, June 24. He sails June 14.



Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Messrs. Frank Leach, George Baugh, I. H. Bonsall, M. J. Capron,

O. A. Titus, R. E. Grubbs, C. H. Holloway, and W. Ward went over to Geuda Springs, Thursday evening, to dedicate the A. O. U. W. Hall at that place, but there was a misunderstanding as to the time, and the hall was not dedicated.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

G. S. Stevens and F. W. Vinson lately came here from the east and have located in our growing city. They are painters, and have opened their paint room over DeBruce=s blacksmith shop. Mr. Stevens has moved his family here, and will commence housekeeping as soon as a suitable house can be obtained. Mr. Vinson will shortly move his family here.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

We had a pleasant call Monday evening from Mr. Breese, of Salem, Iowa. Mr. Breese is engaged in the wholesale and retail bootand shoe trade, and thinks somewhat of changing his location. He is well impressed with Arkansas City, and may return. He is a gentleman of fine business appearance, and from what we have heard of him, would be a valuable addition to our commercial circle.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

W. S. Houghton and wife, who were visiting in this city several days of this and last week, returned Wednesday to their home in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Houghton invested some money in stock while here, and will probably build some houses on lots that he owns in this city. Their son, C. S. Houghton, who came here about three months ago to recover his health, which failed while he was attending school at Howard University, returned home with them.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Dr. J. P. Rogers, of Lexington, Kentucky, and his brother. W. H. Rogers of Millersburg, Kentucky, have been in the city since Monday, prospecting. They visited Parsons and Wichita before coming here and say they are better pleased with Arkansas City than any town they have seen in Kansas. They are men of the true Kentucky type socially and are wide-awake and wealthy. We learned sufficient from them to satisfy us that they will make investments in the city before they leave.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Miss Grace E. Medbury will leave next Monday for her home at Stafford Springs, Connecticut. She has taught vocal and instrumental music in our city for the past five months . . . .

[Article called her AMedbery.@]





Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.


Judicial Convention.

The Republican Judicial Convention met in Winfield Tuesday, May 20. The convention was called to order by Adrian Reynolds, of Elk County, and Isaac Reed, of Sumner County, was elected chairman, and Adrian Reynolds, secretary. James Lawrence, of Sumner County, nominated Judge E. S. Torrance for re-election, and the rules were suspended and the nomination made unanimous. Judge Torrance being present was called for and responded in a short speech expressing his appreciation of the honor of re-nomination and promising to perform the duties faithfully and impartially as in the past.

The following persons were chosen as a judicial central committee.

Cowley County: M. G. Troup, Geo. L. Gale, I. H. Bonsall, and

T. H. Soward.

Chautauqua County: R. G. Ward, D. E. Shartell.

Elk County: Adrian Reynolds, C. W. Rambo.

Sumner County: J. M. Thrales, S. P. G. Lewis, Jas. Lawrence.

The convention then adjourned.

At a meeting of the judicial central committee, it organized by electing M. G. Troup chairman and Adrian Reynolds secretary.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Silverdale Stabs.

Still it rains!

The ground is so wet that farmers cannot get into their corn fields, and consequently they are getting pretty weedy.

Last Saturday the boys fixed up the Fish dam on Mr. Rowell=s frm; when the creek raises a little, we will have plenty of fish.

There is now a great deal of talk of putting a grist mill on the creek, at J. W. Iron=s place. Mr. Iron says he will give two acres ffor a mill site. If this company does not put in the mill, we will put one in at this place inside of two years (when I say we, I mean the farmers of this neighborhood). It is a splendid mill site, and a race can be effected that will run five set of burs, and with so little work that we will never notice the work we put on it, and we have the rock within three hundred yards of the mill site, to build the mill with; and the best of rock with which to build the dam, and then we can get a railroad down through this section to Arkansas City, then the grocers will not have to ship their flour from Wichita to keep out of the ring. We have one of the best mill sites in Cowley County, so look out for a boom for Grouse.


The disputed territory has at last been settled, wherein Miss Anna Estus vs. Mr. Jenkins were contestants. After a cost to Miss Estus of $800 or $900, it has been decided in favor of Mr. Jenkins.

Mr. Bunnell has purchased a match for the mare he bought of Mr. Rowell, some time since. She is somewhat larger, but not enough to make a contrast.


We made a little mistake in describing Mr. Drury Warren=s new addition to his house. We are happy to state that it is 24 x 28 instead of 12 x 14. We misunderstood our informant.

Will Waugh says he is going to school next winter.



Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.

Police Court.

J. Godfrey was tried last Saturday for obstructing the highway by moving the old house from the lot on which the new post office building is to be erected, and was discharged on statement of the mayor, that the law gave him the right to remove it.

R. O. Lutes was fined $1 and costs Monday for assaulting Chas. Jenkins.

John Stafford was tried Tuesday, for practicing law without obtaining the city occupation license, and was discharged.

Capt. H. M. Maidt was fined $5 and costs Tuesday for being drunk and using profane, vulgar, and obscene language.

John Stafford was tried Wednesday for using vulgar and obscene language and disturbing the peace of O. C. R. Randall, and was discharged.

O. C. R. Randall was fined $5 and costs Wednesday for using profane, vulgar, and obscene language.

Chas. Warnick was fined $5 and costs Wednesday for assaulting Chas. Jenkins. He was fined $1 on the trial last week, instead of $5 as reported in our last issue.

Dock Winget was fined $2.50 and costs yesterday, for being intoxicated and disorderly.


Arkansas City Republican, May 24, 1884.



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.


Owing to the abundance of rain of late we have plenty of weeds.

Wheat will be ripe in about three weeks.

In some places the wheat is a litttle rusted.

Samuel Algeo is recovering considerably from quite a severe spell of sickness.

Mrs. O. J. Bodine, who has been visiting here, returned to her home in Burlingame, last Friday.

Mr. Showalter and Mr. Harvey, we understand, have compromised, as to where the road shall go.

Miss Pyburn=s school was out yesterday; she has taught a very successful term, and will probably get the school next winter.

AWhat is that?@ asked a stranger riding up to Mr. Harkleroad the other day and pointing to the bluffs nearby, and to which Mr. Harkleroad replied after regarding him closely for a few moments: AThose are dude stunners;@ and the stranger thinking he might be taken for a dude if he exposed himself, rode off without a word.

J. W. Irons says if anyone sees his wild turkey, please do not kill him, as he would not take $10 for him.

MARRIED. Again the nuptial roll: Curtis Tipton and Tight Bousman were married Monday last.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 31, 1884.

Notes from Geuda.

Plenty of rain and warm weather.

The prospects for wheat and corn in this section were never better.

J. H. Berkey gave a very interesting temperance lecture to a large audience at the hall last Friday evening.

Mr. Hadley=s new hotel is nearly completed. It considerably improves the looks of the south part of town.

There is a grand rush of visitors to the Springs, the hotels are all crowded. The question now is if any more come, can they get accommodation? A large hotel is needed very much here.

The location of the new M. E. Church has been changed from Salt City to Geuda; work on it will soon be commenced.

There have been several runaways the past week, but luckily not much damage was done.

Several of Arkansas City=s live businessmen were in town this week.

Our carpenters are all very busy and cannot keep up with their orders. A few more could do well here.



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.



Seniors busy writing their graduation addresses. We are one week ahead of time with compositions. The one published two weeks ago was for the best for last month; and the one published last week was first choice for this month.

The foreman of THE REPUBLICAN suggests that we resign our position as editor of the school column. Reason: Bad grammar. Now, we have no intention of resigning, and if the foreman wants someone else to represent the column, he will have to keep on waiting. [NOTE: ACCORDING TO EARLIER ISSUE, THE FOREMAN BY THIS TIME WAS R. C. HOWARD.]

Miss Mollie Duncan returned to school Monday. Miss Mollie has been absent from school the past week on account of sickness. We subjoin an exact copy of a junior agreement. The paper was obtained by a member of the senior class. The following will explain: AI do hereby solemnly swear that Frank Barnett shall forever relinquish his claim on said girl in favor of me the undersigned.@


The following is the business-like indorsement:

AJ. Rick,@ AF. E. B.@



The following is the second best composition for this month, composed by John Kirkpatrick. Entitled ATHE HUMAN BODY.@ [DID NOT COPY THIS COMPOSITION.]


One more week and school will be out; it will be quite a relief to the pupils.

Alvan Sankey is going to the Arctic coast to spend the summer. He says the weather is too warm for him.

Who would not have a rose? A nice, large, red rose. Miss Lizzie Wilson says wild dandelions are not to be grinned at.

Someone who attends school got a black eye the other day, but she does not want us to tell who she is. We won=t, but school teachers will get the worst of it sometimes. However, it was an accident.

Wanted. Someone to take care of Alvan Sankey. He is the oldest man in the world (except a few), and needs someone to watch him at all times.

Someone will oblige the editor of this department by selling Horace Vaughn a pair of squeaking shoes.

Miss Mary Dakan has been absent from school the past two weeks, which was occasioned by her having the mumps.

Frank Barnett gets his lessons pretty well for a boy who talks and thinks so much about the Belle of the school.

Professor Pollock, of Orient, Iowa, visited our school last Monday. Call again, Professor.



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.


At Perry House, and between Post Office and Wyckoff=s store.

Finest Fruit and Best Lemonade always on hand. Give me a call.

Wm. B. HAGINS, Proprietor.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.


FITCH & BARRON Have concluded to make a GRAND CLEARANCE SALE In order to make room for spring goods. DRY GOODS, YARNS, HEAVY WOOLEN GOODS, HATS AND CAPS, And many other things too numerous to mention, at cost and less than cost. Come early, and don=t forget the place. FITCH & BARRON.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.



Next Tuesday is the day appointed for the election for bonds for the new railroad. We have had our say, and are nearly of the same opinion, still how men shall vote must depend upon themselves. There is some difference of opinion in regard to the utility of the road, and persons should use their discretion. We are for our home, and the country surrounding our home, and have advocated the construction of this road in order to aid our city and reduce the rates for our farm-ers. Use your own judgment, gentlemen, when you come to the polls.




Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.


The city schools were closed yesterday.

This has been a lively week for our real estate men.

S. P. Gould has just received an elegant soda fountain.

Archie Dunn has resigned his position of street commissioner.

Basket meeting in Rev. Harris= grove Sunday. You are cordially invited to attend.

A large delegation of Indians, principally Kaws, attended the circust Wednesday.

An Indian was swindled out of $10 by a showman Wednesday in making change.

A charter has been recently granted to the Geuda Air Society of Geuda Springs.

Trustee Sinnott has just completed the census of Arkansas City; and finds 2,817 inhabitants.

The contract for the plastering of the new church at Constant was awarded to A. C. Wells, of this city.

Charles C. Maxey has opened a fruit and lunch stand between the Leland and Pearson=s furniture store.

Major Hasie=s new residence is approaching completion. It will be one of the best dwellings in the city.

J. M. Godfrey has just completed M. Shrivers= new house. It is a large and elegant structture, costing about $1,500.

The school board of Winfield have decided to call an election to vote $10,000 bonds to build a new schoolhouse.

T. A. Gaskill has received a fine, new refrigerator from Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Gaskill expects to keep on hand constantly, a fine quality of beef and pork.

Remember the meeting of the board of equalization on the 3rd of June. All complaints in regard to assessments must be made at this meeting.

J. J. Nix has just completed Pat. Callihan=s new house. The principal part is 12 x 24 and the ell 12 x 16, making a neat and commodious house.

The Christian Church at Winfield will be dedicated the fifth Sunday in June. Elder J. H. Garrison, off St. Louis, will conduct the services.

The election to vote bonds for $35,000 to the Kansas City & Southwestern railroad will be held next Tuesday. So far the question has been but little agitated.

The Winfield Stone, Brick and Tile company have the contract to furnish the stone and brick for the Wellington water-works. It will require about 150 carloads.

The new Baptist Church at Udall was dedicated on Sunday, and sufficient money raised to erect a parsonage. The church, though not large, is cosy and comfortable.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Pullman, Mack & Co.=s circus showed to a large house morning and evening, at this place, Wednesday. One of the ticket agents estimated their receipts at $1,000 above expenses.

The music on the harmonica furnished by Will Hagins= clerk for his lemonade and peanut stands Wednesday was superior to that furnished for the circus by their brass band.

The bids for the work on the bridge to be built at Harmon=s Ford ranged from $5,775 for highest, to $4,650 for lowest. They were rejected and a notice will bew given for new bids.

DIED. On last Sabbath, May 25, Winnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kirkpatrick, of this city. The many friends of the afflicted parents extend to them their sincere sympathy.

The trustees of the several townships should be present at the meeting of the board of equalization, commencing June 2, so as to watch over the interests of their respective townships.

It has been agreed to report favorably the bill granting the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf railroad the right of way through the Indian Territory.

A favorable report will be made of the bill dividing the judicial district of Kansas into two divisions, to be known as the northern and southern divisions of the district of Kansas.

Found. In Houghton & Kirkpatrick=s store, a little girl=s white straw hat. It will be delivered to the owner on calling at said store, and paying for this advertisement.

A. T. McIntyre had, last Saturday, the thumb and finger crushed from his right hand, by having them caught in the cogwheels of the machinery at Ayers= mill, where he was employed.

Ed. Grady purchased of A. A. Newman, this week, the four lots now occupied by his lumber yard, for $1,000 each. These lots could have been bought two years ago for less than half of that sum.

W. Hagin=s stands will be found between Sweeny=s grocery and the post office, and at the Perry House. When you are thirsty, give him a call.

George Hazel has opened a lemonade and ice cream parlor in the house recently occupied by Steadman Bros. He has had much experience in this business and desires the public to call and give him a trial.

We are informed by Mr. Knowlton that two gentlemen, A. D. Prescott and L. S. Johnson, from Howard County, Iowa, are to visit us soon, with the purpose of selecting places for business. He assures us that they are active, energetic men.

Cowley County=s delegation to the Chicago Republican Convention will be composed of Hon. W. P. Hackney, T. H. Soward, Judge Gans,

D. A. Millington, J. W. Wilson, M. G. Troup, Capt. J. B. Nipp,

J. D. Maurer, E. A. Henthorn, and Spence Miner.

The case before I. H. Bonsall, U. S. Commissioner, against

W. R. Vaugan and J. W. Dunlap for stealing fence posts in the Territory was called for trial Thursday and continued till the 24th of June on account of the absence of U. S. Attorney J. R. Hallowell.

[Paper had Vaugan...wonder if this should be Vaughn?]



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Dr. M. G. Jones, who recently opened a real estate office in the Leland has rented the store room of the D. W. Stevens= property, and expects to place therein a large stock of clothing. The Doctor is a very pleasant and genial gentleman, and will doubtless soon secure a fine trade.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Messrs. Schiffbauer Brros., and Searing & Mead have been figuring on the Indian supplies contracts, and from dispatches lately received from F. P. Schiffbauer and C. H. Searing, who have been east for two weeks to put in the bids, it is quite probable that the greater part of these supplies will be furnished from Arkansas City.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

An accident occurred at the Arkansas Bridge, west of town, last Sunday. The team of a couple from Geuda Springs became frightened, and when lashed, plunged over the embankment, casting the occupants into the mud, breaking the buggy, and otherwise rendering affairs unpleasant. Fortunately the resting place of the persons was soft, and they therefore escaped injury.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

W. G. Cates shot and killed a large grey eagle out in Mr. Gatton=s wheat field last Friday evening. The bird was first seen within the corporation limits. It measured seven feet, eight inches from tip to tip of its wings, and was forwarded to Dr. King, of Jacksonville, Illinois, who recently purchased the antelope, wild cats, English hare, and coyotes of Crabtree and Cunningham.

Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

The bond election on Tuesday to vote forty thousand dollar bonds to the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad passed off very quietly, there being no division on the question. About three hundred votes were cast, all but four being for the bonds. Winfield will now await anxiously for the decision of the other municipalities along the line.



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.


E. B. Parker is rapidly improving in health.

J. E. Cox started for Durango, Colorado, last Thursday.

Prof. J. C. Weir spent several days in the city this week.

Miss Eva Phillips, of Wichita, was in the city this week visiting friends.

Messrs. Oscar E. And Chas. V. Pollock were up from Ponca agency this week.





Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Mr. Chase, a cousin of A. A. Newman, is lying seriously ill at Mr. Bassett=s.

Miss Ettie Barnett visited friends at Wichita last Saturday, returning home Monday.

Kellogg, Matlack & Howard sold J. J. Nix=s property this week to Louisa Alcott, of Olathe, Kansas.

John C. Holton, proprietor of the City Drug Store, of Geuda Springs, was in the city Wednesday.

Rev. F. M. Romine, of Salt City, was in the city Wednesday.

Dr. J. Vawter and Judge T. McIntire attended the Democratic Convention at Topeka this week.

J. C. Topliff, postmaster of Arkanss City, and Virginia Walton drove up to the capital Sunday. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Prof. S. E. Pollock, principal of the schools of Orient, Iowa, paid the schools of this city a pleasant call Monday.

Mrs. J. Landes and family started Tuesday for Dayton, Ohio. They will be absent until about the 20th of June.

Sam Gould returned home last Wednesday from Standing Rock, Illinois, where he had been on a visit for three weeks.

Messrs. M. N. Sinnott and George Wright have been at work on the township assessment books since Monday.

Dr. M. G. Jones, of the reat estate firm of Jones & McCarty, went to Wichita Monday, on business. He returned Wednesday.

Rev. Lundy, of Geuda Springs, was in town again this week. He succeeded in taking about sixty subscribers for the APioneers of the West.@

Mr. T. Bently has lately taken charge of the War Chief. He is a man of considerable newspaper experience and it is hoped that the paper will succeed. [Boomer paper.]

J. G. Shimerhorn, of Bloomington, Illinois, who owns an interest in a ranch in the Territory, came in on the train Thursday to look after his cattle interests.

J. B. Nipp and son Robert started yesterday for Chicago. They will attend the National Republican Convention, and will be absent about two weeks.

Rev. P. L. Walker will preach at the United Presbyterian Church next Sunday at 11 a.m.; Rev. J. O. Campbell being absent, attending the General Assembly at St. Louis.

M. N. Sinnott will please accept our thanks for a very pleasant drive over the country east of the Walnut last Monday afternoon on his finishing trip in assessing the township.

Mr. C. A. Rieder of Worcester, Ohio, was in the city several days of this week looking for profitable investments. He was well impressed with the city and surrounding counttry.

Milan Pierce of Willow Springs, Kansas, was in the city this week in search of a mare that was stolen from him last September. A mare suiting his description of her was seen in this city a week ago yesterday.

Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

H. P. Goeden, superintendent of the National Watch Co., of Elgin, Illinois, arrived in our city last Saturday evening and will stay in the city a week or two visiting his brother, S. V. Goeden, of the popular St. Louis ice cream parlors.

Rev. James Wilson, formerly a resident of this city, but now having charge of the Presbyterian Church of Clay Center, Kansas, was in ourr city several days of this week, looking to the sale of his real estate. He returned to Clay Center yesterday.

Mr. J. H. Punshon left Thursday for Kansas City to meet his family, who will return home with him today. They will occupy rooms at the Perry House for a week, before going to housekeeping. Mr. Punshon also expected to purchase a large stock of undertaker=s goods to add to his stock of furniture here.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Dr. M. G. Jones came up from Arkansas City yesterday and reports that city on a regular boom. M. G. has opened a real estate office in that city in company with Mr. McCarthy--firms name, Jones & McCarthy. We commend them to the good citizens of our neighbor city. Wichita Daily Tuesday Eagle.



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Mr. J. P. Musselman left Tuesday for a pleasure trip to the northeastern part of the state, and will probably visit his old home in Ohio, before he returns. By honest industry and economy, Mr. Musselman has accumulated a large share of this world=s goods, and it is proper that he should enjoy some of the fruits of his toils in his declining years.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Rev. C. W. Phillips, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church on Grouse Creek, paid us a call last Saturday. We find him a well informed, practical man, and are well satisfied that he reaches the hearts of his hearers. Without doubt, he represents the simplicity of the ancient days of Methodism--a simplicity much to be admired.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Mr. Geo. E. Hasie, accompanied by Miss Eva, daughter of his brother, Maj. M. S. Hasie, left Tuesday for his summer trip to the mountains and seashore. The tickets purchased call for eight different railroad systems, and will take them through New York into New England. A part of their time will be spent in the White Mountains. They will be gone about three months.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Mr. Lafe Merritt, the lively and handsome young pencil pusher of the Cheyenne Transporter, spent Sunday in this city on his return from his old home in Arkansas City, where he had been to see his best girl and take a little needed rest from his constant labors. A few more young men like Lafe in the newspaper business in the B. I. T. would make the parts of that country where they live very pleasant places.

Caldwell Journal.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Mr. James Todd, of Maryville, Missouri, editor of the Nodaway Democrat, published at that place, was in the city Monday and Tuesday, and dropped into our sanctum. He came to Kansas to see the country in company with a friend, who bought land near Winfield. He was delighted with the country, and expressed a desire to some day make it his home. He is a gentleman of pleasant address, and has the appearances of a solid businessman, and we would gladly welcome him to our midst.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

The New Baptist Church.

The Baptist society of our city are building a new and commodious church on Central Avenue. The foundation and basement walls are nearly completed. The size of the building entire is 50 x 54 ft. Plans and specifications were furnished by Wm. Galt, architect, who is now residing in the city, and has an office in C. R. Sipes= building. The society have three lots on the avenue, giving them eighty-four feet front. The cost of the building is $3,000, and when completed will be an ornament to our city, and offers another attraction to induce Baptists seeking homes in Kansas to settle here where they may enjoy the religious privileges they are accustomed to.

As the society at present is not very strong, it has undertaken an onerous task, and while they have subscribed very liberally to the fund necessary, to defray the expenses they will necessarily need assistance; and we are glad to learn that our businessmen are aiding on the scripture injunction of ACast your bread on the water, etc.@ and are giving substantial aid to the fund. We hope all of our citizens will do what they can in aid of this enterprise on the principle of good results from building churches and schoolhouses in our town.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.


Hello! Is that the Diamond Front?

Well! Send me down 100 lbs. Anti-Monopoly Flour, 100 lbs. Anti-Monopoly bran, some of thise nice Strawberries and Raspberries in Syrup, and a supply of those Evaporated Califfornia Peaches, which nobody keeps but you. A big drop in stuff, wasn=t it? Flour from $3.05 to $2.75; Bran from 70 to 40 cents. Good evening.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.


MARRIED. Married Wednesday, 28th inst., by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at his residence, Henry B. Hollowell to Mrs. Clara Scott.



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

The real estate firm of Kellogg, Matlack & Howard report more property seekers this week than any previous week. They have made numerous transfers, and are doing an excellent business.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Talk about this being no blue grass country! Mr. Jacob Hackney has left in our office a bunch taken from the yard of his residence, which is fully 30 inches long, and loaded with seed. The grass of the whole yard will average two feet. Considering the backward spring, this is a remarkable growth. Blue grass in all parts of the city is doing finely this season. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

The county Democratic convention met at Winfield last Saturday. The following delegates were elected to the State convention.

S. L. Gilbert, C. C. Black, J. B. Lynn, T. McInttire, H. A. Jackson, H. S. Libby, and Dr. J. Vawter. They passed a strong resolution in favor of the Aold tick, Tilden, Hendricks, and Reform,@ and also adopted a strong Atariff for revenue only@ resolution.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

DIED. Died on Thursday, May 29, 1884, at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Jane VanLone, aged 74 years. The deceased has been a consistent member of the M. E. Church for fifty years. The last few weeks of her life were spent in pain, but her mental faculties were clear and unclouded, and she fell asleep with full faith in Him who has so long been her comfort and her joy.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

The M. E. Services at the rink last Sunday evening were quite largely attended, and the pastor, Rev. Phillips, delivered an able and interesting sermon.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Who can make good bread from poor flour? Every housewife knows the aggravation of flour made from defective wheat or by poor process. Mr. J. D. Paxon sends us this week, just as the hired girl was scraping hard the bottom of the flour barrel, a sack of APatent@ flour manufactured by the Arkansas City Roller Mills, and the bread made from it is light, snowy, flaky, and sweeter than any cake you ever tasted. Mr. Paxon has opened a flour, grain, and feed store on North Main Street, where the Arkansas City Patent can be had. It costs no more than poor flour, and its use gives both satisfaction and pleasure. Walnut Valley Times.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

The match game of base ball at this place, last Tuesday, between the Actives of this city, and the Geuda Springs club, resulted in a victory to our boys by a score of two to one. Neither club had had much practice, and both were in poor plight for a match game. It took from two to six p.m. to decide the contest. The Geuda club have challenged the Actives to another match game to be played at Geuda Springs, July 4th, for $100 on a side. Our boys have hitherto defeated every club they have played with, and they feel confident of victory on this second contest. The club has been greatly changed since last year, by several members dropping out and others taking their places. The boys have not practiced sufficient under the new organization to know how the club will compare with that of last year.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Blind Tiger.

The case against a number of leading citizens of Arkansas City for destroying a building and contents in which was kept a contrivance known as a Ablind tiger@ for dealing out whiskey, beer, and other noxious liquors secretly and clandestinely, was decided in favor of the defendants. Two citizens made up their minds that the liquor business in that town had to stop, so they went down one evening, upset the ABlind Tiger@ house, destroyed the liquor, and made it convenient for the owner to absent himself from their community. He then brought this suit against them for damages, but the jury seemed to think that a man who operates a Ablind tiger@ in Cowley County, takes his own chances on being bitten. Winfield Courier.



Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Police Court.

Wm. Gordon fined $5, for disturbing the peace, by assaulting Dock Winget.

Name unknown, fined $2.50 Saturday for being drunk and lying on sidewalk.

Mr. Buck was fined $1 Saturday, for running a transfer wagon without occupation license.

Name unknown, fined $1 Tuesday, for crossing sidewalk with wagon and team.

Peter A. Coombs was fined $5 and costs Tuesday for assaulting one of his children. In default of payment of the fine, he was sent to jail.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

We had the pleasure yesterday through the politeness of Mr. M. J. Scott, of becoming acquainted with Capt. P. F. Haynes and J. D. Harkelroad, of Silverdale. Few short acquaintances have given us such pleasure. Mr. Harkleroad afterwards came into the office and entertained us with his early Kansas experiences. Mr. Harkleroad is a Democrat, but of such a liberal character that he might readily be taken for a Republican. He is such a whole-souled fellow that we imagine he must have married a Republican wife.





Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Base ball is stirring our young men up to painful and protracted activity. Last Saturday the New Salem base ball club came to this city, challenged the Burden boys, played a game and beat the Burden boys three to one. Scarcely a player in our city has played a game for the past two years on account of too much work, but the exigencies of the case demanded a club that can wipe out our neighboring clubs, and the boys propose to play anything that comes along. Send >em on.

Burden Enterprise.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Mr. John Netherland, a druggist of Milton, Kentucky, arrived yesterday and will remain in the city about a month for the benefit of his health, visiting his brothers-in-law, the Drs. Vawter.


Arkansas City Republican, May 31, 1884.

Our genial friend, Mr. Dell Plank, returned yesterday from a trip of several weeks to Council Grove and other points. He will remain in the city till the first of next week, when he will leave for Topeka.


Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 7, 1884.


A large Oklahoma meeting was held at Wichita, Monday evening. Messrs. Bentley and Stafford of Wichita, Harry St. John of Washington, D. C., and Capt. D. L. Payne made speeches in favor of opening the country to white settlement. After some discussion the following resolutions were adopted:

WHEREAS, We believe the lands known as Oklahoma are public lands, and whereas citizens of Kansas who have gone on to such lands for the purpose of settlement have been abused by the U. S. Army; and

WHEREAS, Such citizens have not been prosecuted and convicted of any crime; therefore, we denounce the action of the U. S. Army as an act of tyranny, and we call upon the President of the United States to so command the Army that such acts of injustice must cease.

[Boomer story.]


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.



A disgraceful proceeding occurred on our streets last Wednesday afternoon. A female--what a disgrace to the sex!--stood at Matlack=s corner and gambled. By a throw of the dice a person won or lost. Within a kind of counter were many denominations of bills, prominently displayed in order to tempt the avarice of the beholder. A desire to possess a portion of this wealth enters the mind of the beholder, and an investment will soon be made. The result is always the same--the party investing is the loser.

There are two reasons why these proceedings should be peremptorily stopped; one is that it cultivates the desire to obtain money without an equivalent. This spirit if allowed to direct one will cause him to obtain money by theft. The proceedings of Wednesday evening were calculated to encourage this feeling--a feeling which makes the worst of citizens. Another reason is that it exhibits a bad example to our boys. To see men winning money naturally causes them to wish to do the same. If our boys are given over to such sight-seeing as open gambling upon our public streets, and to the unlicensed perusal of sensational literature, only a miracle can preserve our institutions. Some say, AYou cannot arrest a woman.@ We say decidedly, that if a female so far departs from those boundaries of propriety, which surrounds a lady as to indulge in base practices, she has forfeited her right to respect and protection, and should be treated accordingly. For one we demand that these infamous practices cease, and in the future, we shall make our demand heard and felt.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Silverdale Stubs.

Wheat has considerable red rust, but the oldest farmers say it is not damaged.

Corn is in a growing condition; and, notwithstanding the vast amount of rain this spring, it is far ahead of the weeds.

R. B. Condit is busy shearing sheep. Mr. Condit will get an excellent bulk of wool this spring.

Gentlemen looking out a route for a new railroad passed through Silverdale Township last week. This road proposes to build for their own benefit, and they propose to build their own road and not make a poor mouth to the people for bonds. The surveyors will be here in about two weeks.

Conner Estus is the kindest gentleman in this township. Last Monday he took a circuit around Mr. Jenkins= pasture and fixed up every crack and crevice and did not charge a cent for his labor. We do not know the object of his kindness.

Miss Sadie Ketcham will organize a music class soon. After a thorough course of music, under the supervision of Prof. Farringer, of Winfield, last winter, she is thoroughly competent and we wish her many patrons. PHILANDER Q. DOESTICKS.

[Article had Farrenger....think it should be Farringer!]


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.


Editor Republican:

We beg a small share in the columns of your paper for the purpose of vindicating the moral standing of our city. It will be remembered that a few days ago a gentleman secured the permission of our mayor pro tem, to sell his goods on our streets, according to the ordinance regulating the sale of goods by peddlers. This gentleman began the sale of his goods by crying aloud, and making loud and boisterous demonstrations. By order of the police judge, the policeman prohibited the sale of goods in this manner, but gave him the right to dispose of his goods in accordance with his license. Upon this the mayor pro tem, imagined the dignity of his office assailed and declared his intention of standing between the vendor of spoons and all city ordinances, at the same time abusing the policeman for doing his duty, as commanded by his superior officer, this heaping coals upon his own head. A few days after this the mayor pro tem, who had so strenuously asserted his prerogatives in defiance of our city ordinances; and who, as usual, had possibly been imbibing too freely his favorite beverage, permitted the superintendent of a rat show to give a public exhibittion upon our streets of the wonderful and daring feats of his trained rodents. This interesting (?) Exhibition was permitted to be given in broad daylight, and was loudly applauded by the crowd of young men and children who had gathered around to witness the performance. We claim that all exhibitions, either public or private, should be of such a character as will exert a moral influence upon our young people; that will inspire within them nobler thoughts, loftier ambitions, and grander aspirations; that will inspire with them better conceptions of the objects and purposes of life. Was this the character of the impressions left by the gentleman (?) and his rats? Now, whose duty is it to protect the morals of our young men from the insanity of such unparalleled exhibitions of indecency? For what purpose do we have an acting mayor? Is it not possible to have our city presided over by persons who have at heart our best interests, and who will see that no such immoral shows shall be permitted to exhibit on our streets? Verbum esp.


June 3, 1884.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Moreland & Bradley have bought out the Star Meat Market and will keep on hand a full supply of meats of all kinds and will always be found there ready to wait on customers. If you want goods in their line, give them a call.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.


Important. Our subscribers will not pay any money to anyone unless he produces a certificate of agency.

Go to the school festival.

Strawberries are plentiful at 20 cents a quart.

Charles Bryant=s new house approaches completion.

The employees are pushing the work on the Mason building.

New garden vegetables are becoming plentiful in the markets.

C. T. Atkinson purchased Monday the residence of John Huston.

Snyder & Hutchison are furnishing abtracts at 9-3/4 cents a transfer.

New buildings are arising everywhere; the largest boom is still to come.

A large force of hands are at work on the Hasie and Commercial building.

W. W. Brown has reduced his price on ladies= best French kid sewed shoes from $9 to $7.

Three Sumner County farms were disposed of by Kellogg, Matlack & Howard this week.



Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The city council of Caldwell have advertised for bids on two iron cells for the city jail.

There has been a new post office established in this county called AEli,@ with Eli Thorpe as postmaster.

For Sale. A new house and three lots on Summit Street, for $750. Call at this office. This is a great bargain.

A lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen was organized at Dexter last week, with twenty charter members.

Jacob Grabfield bought of Snyder & Hutchison this week four lots on 4th Atreet on which he will erect four tenement houses.

S. Matlack left several days ago for a prospecting trip into Colorado for the benefit of his health. He is expected home next week.

Frazier has moved his barber shop to the house occupied by Jenkins as a photograph gallery. He has also employed a new barber.

O. Ingersol bought a house and lot on 4th Street near the depot this week. He expects to remove the old house and erect a nice new residence. [BELIEVE HIS LAST NAME IS REALLY INGERSOLL...?]

Henry Hollowell has disposed of his 80 acre farm in Sumner County to an easter gentleman for $700. Kellogg, Matlack & Howard effect the sale.

Do not eat supper at home, next Tuesday evening, but go to the Perry House and partake of delicacies prepared by the pupils and the patrons of the school.

The popular restaurant, AThe Arcade,@ presided over by that complaisant gentleman, George Haysel, has a new sign painted by that finished artist, Ed. Ferguson.

The bulletin board of Snyder & Hutchison shows that abstracts can be obtained at that place at 9-3/4 cents a transfer. The AOld Reliable@ is not to be outdone.

Noble & Willard will commence the issue of a second paper at Geuda Springs shortly. They will also have a real estate agency in connection with the newspaper.

Snyder & Hutchison sold this week to Franklin Booton, who came here from Greenup County, Kentucky, about two months ago, Wm. Trimble=s farm of 160 acres, lying about half way between this place and Geuda Springs, for $5,600.

The circus Wednesday was attended by an immense crowd from the country. The sidewalks on both sides of Summit Street were packed as the prrocession passed.

New potatoes are becoming plentiful; the largest we have seen were raised by Mr. C. T. Thurston.

Kellogg, Matlack & Howard are furnishing many abstracts for our people. They are making them for 10 cents a transfer. You had better look up the title to your property, now.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Cal. Dean bought this week of Rev. James Wilson the latter=s house in this city for $2,250. The property was purchased for his sister, Mrs. J. W. Lackey, who has recently come here from Ohio.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

MARRIED. BERKEY-BURRELL. On June 4, married at the residence of the bride=s parents, by Rev. H. S. Lundy, J. L. Berkey to Miss Ivy Burrell. May a long life of prosperity and happiness accompany them.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The school festival and supper to be given at Perry House, next Tuesday evening, promises to be one of the finest ever held in our city. Everybody is working to that end and everybody will attend.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

W. B. Cloyd, of Houstonville, Kentucky, purchased Jacob Steine=s farm, seven miles west of the city. The consideration was $3,500. The sale was effected by Kellogg, Matlack & Howard=s real estate agency.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

J. L. Howard, of the real estate firm of Kelloggg, Matlack & Howard, made a trip into Sumner County the first of the week, and disposed of three farms, besides doing a large amount of loan and insurance business.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

DIED. Died on Thursday morning, Freddie, little son of G. P. Morton, at the residence of his grandfather, G. W. Morton; aged one year and eight months. Funeral occurred at 3 o=clock on the same day at the residence.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Jones & McCarty sold this week for Judge I. H. Bonsall, his lot on the northeast corner of Summit Street and 3rd Avenue, to A. A. Newman for $1,000. Mr. Newman offered lots near this one, and better situated, a year ago, for $250 each.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

E. C. Condit, of the Ruttna Ventilating and Heating Company, of Kansas City, was in the city, Tuesday and Wednesday, and made a contract with the school board to put furnaces into both the school buildings. The cost will be about $700.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

We are sorry to learn that Archie Dunn has resigned his position as street commissioner; he has performed the duties of his office well. To fill his place, the council have selected a fine substitute in the person of J. M. Moore, an industrious, honest, honorable man.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The railroad bond election Tuesday went off very quietly. It had been so little talked of that a number of voters that expected to vote for the bonds, forgot the election and failed to go to the polls. Even M. N. Sinnott, township trustee, whose duty it was to open the polls, went to Winfield on the early morning train to return the assessment books, and was reminded of the election just as he arrived there; but he returned in time to open the polls. The vote stood 345 for, and 38 [? Could be 36] against the bonds, and one ballot was thrown out.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The street commissioner has been doing some much needed work on Summit street in front of the main business houses this week. The hitching posts on the sidewalks have been taken away and the street ditched on the sides and thrown up in the center.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Mr. Howard C. Hawk, brother of A. D. Hawk, arrived from Dingman=s Ferry, Pennsylvania, Thursday and has accepted a position as clerk in S. Matlack=s store, and expects to remain permanently here. He is a sprightly looking young man, and we gladly welcome him to our city.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The New York and New England circus and menagerie exhibited in this city, last Wednesday. The menagerie was only medium, but their ring performances were very good. Miss Lettie Aymar, the Quinette children, and their man contortionist are certainly great artists.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

All the district and township vice-presidents of the county temperance organization are requested to meet on Saturday, June 7th, at 10 o=clock a.m., in the basement of the Presbyterian Church in Winfield for the transaction of business relative to temperance work throughout the county.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The proprietor of AThe Arcade@ restaurant has fitted up that establishment in first-class style, and can serve his customers with lunch, ice-cream, lemonade, square meals, and anything that can be found in a number one eating house. Without doubt this will soon be one of our most popular resorts.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Cyrus Stevens was arrested by O. S. Rarick, Deputy U. S. Marshal, on the Kaw reservation last Friday for stealing cattle in the Territory, and was taken before I. H. Bonsall, U. S. Commissioner, for trial. He waived an examination of the charge and gave bond in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance in the U. S. District court at Wichita.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

T. A. Gaskill will soon be ready to go to work. He has received a fine refrigerator. The superiority of a refrigerator over an ice box is that the ice is not allowed to come in contact with the meat. Meats are frequently spoiled by ice, and yet the taint cannot be detected. Mr. Gaskill will keep the best of all kinds of meats and sell them at lowest rates.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The card of Henry E. Asp appears in this issue of THE REPUBLICAN. Mr. Asp is an attorney of fine attainments and has had singular success in the management of cases. He is a candidate for county attorney, but will leave the most of the work to his friends, as business renders it impossible for him to do much work for himself. Mr. Asp has many friends throughout the county, and his chances for success are excellent.




Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The attention of our patrons is called to the card of Mrs. Emma Chenoweth. She has long enjoyed an enviable reputation in our midst for imparting instruction to her pupils. The rapidity with which many of her pupils have acquired a knowledge of music is the best recommendation that can be given her. To all our readers who have pupils for instruction in this branch of education, we can heartily recommend Mrs. Chenoweth.


Rooms at Dr. Griffith=s residence, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Mr. B. H. Dixon, is invoicing his stock of drugs at the Central Drug Store, and will probably transfer it today to E. F. Shindel, lately from Pennsylvania. Mr. Shindel is a druggist of about fifteen years= experience, and if he takes charge of the stock, the business will be properly conducted. Mr. Dixon, we are glad to say, will remain in the city. Arkansas City cannot afford to lose as enterprising a young businessman as Mr. Dixon.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Ben Simpson, U. S. Marshal, shot and killed _____ Sims, at Pagosa Springs, Colorado, last week, while making an arrest, Sims resisting him. Sims is one of the three who stole the fifty Osage ponies about a year ago, and were placed in jail in Wichita, from which place Sims and one of the others escaped. Capt. O. S. Rarick gave the information that led to the capture. Sims ran away with another man=s wife from this place some time ago.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

MARRIED. Married on last Sunday afternoon, at the residence of the bride=s mother, in this city, by Justice W. D. Kreamer, Dr. E. Y. Baker to Miss Gertie Wilson. The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few friends being present. After the marriage they drove to the Perry House, where they took supper and have since occupied rooms. Dr. Baker is one of our most popular physicians, and has had wonderful success professionally and financially during the two years that he has resided in this city. We wish him and his fair bride a very pleasant married life.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.


V. M. Ayers visited Independence this week.

John G. [? Could be C.] Holton, of Geuda Springs, was in the city Wednesday.

Rev. S. R. Fleming attended the minister temperance meeting at Winfield Monday.

Rev. H. S. Lundy and family of Geuda Springs were in the city a few days of this week visiting friends.

Mrs. Jas. Benedict left Wednesday for Dayton, Ohio, where she will remain awhile visiting friends and relatives.

Mrs. L. S. Hamilton, and her daughter, Abbie, left on last Monday for Sedalia, Missouri, where they will make their future home.

A. V. Alexander went to housekeeping last Monday. He occupies the house formerly occupied by John Kroenert.

Miss Hattie Young, who has been stopping at the City Millinery for several weeks, left Thursday for her home in Wilson County near Fredonia.

S. P. Gould gave free soda water from his new fountain at the post office last Saturday. Those who called and tasted the water, pronounced it excellent.

J. P. Musselman returned Wednesday from his visit of about ten days to friends and relatives in the northeastern part of the state. He reports a very pleasant visit.

Mr. Dell Plank left Tuesday for Topeka, after a few days= visit to friends in this place. He is traveling and selling territory for the Sterling Force Pump Company, and reports business good.

William Wright, of near Constant, left Wednesday for Dayton and Springfield, Ohio. He was for many years a resident of Springfield, and the object of his visit is to see his old friends and transact important business. He will return sometime between the 10th and 20th of this month.

Snyder & Hutchison sold this week, to Mr. Goodenough, a wealthy merchant of Erie, Pennsylvania, two vacant lots lying near the M. E. Church for $425. Mr. Goodenough had an offer on his property in Erie, and has returned there to sell it. He will return here and build a fine dwelling on the lots purchased.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The late assessment of Creswell Township gives the following totals: Value of taxable personal property in the township, $39,848; in Arkansas City, $93,348. Value of real estate in the township, $131,109; in Arkansas City $175,680. Total personal property and real estate: $439,985.

The population of the township is 879 and of Arkansas City, 2,828. The increase in the population of the city for the last year is 945 and for the township, 117.


The assessment is taken as of the first of March, and the increase in the population of our city since that time will make our population at the present time at least 3,000.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Lew Skinner, a cowboy, was arrested at the circus Wednesday night for disturbing the peace by discharging fire arms, and raising a row with some of the special police. Several shots were fired between the parties on the outside of the tent, but without injury to anyone. A large number rushed out of the tent when the firing began, and it seemed for a time as if there would be a stampede in that direction, but the excitement soon abated. Skinner deposited $15 and gave his own recognizance for his appearance before Judge Kreamer Thursday morning at 9 o=clock, but failed to appear.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

DIED. A distressing accident occurred last Saturday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ford, of this city. Their little eighteen months old child had been suffering from violent attacks of whooping cough and spasms, and wearied by long watching, those in attendance, through mistake, administered a dose of morphine. Every effort possible was made to save the little one, but all in vain, and in a few hours, the cherished babe passed quietly to Him, who has said, ASuffer little children to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.@ The funeral rites were performed on Sabbath. To the bereaved parents, their many friends extend their earnest sympathy in this hour of direst affliction.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.




Under the auspices of the G. A. R.

GRAND ENCAMPMENT -AND- CAMP FIRE on the evenings of the

3rd and 4th. See large posters for programme.



Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.


Council Proceedings.

The city council met Monday night, with F. C. Leach, president pro tem, in the chair.

Present: Leach, Thompson, Rarick, Davis, and Fairclo.

The reading of the minutes of last meeting was dispensed with.

On motion of Rarick, the resignation of Archie Dunn was accepted. The president appointed James M. Moore to fill the vacancy, and his appointment was confirmed by the council. It was moved that Jas. M. Moore be notified of his appointment as street commissioner, and that he report to the committee on streets and alleys.

On motion, the bill of the Chicago Lumber Company for $50.54 was allowed and ordered to be paid. On motion the bill of James M. Moore for labor in running water tank engine and blacksmithing by Peak for $39.75, was allowed and ordered to be paid.

On motion, the bill of Ed. Malone for packing engine, freight, drayage, etc., $1.80, was allowed, and ordered to be paid.

On motion, the bill for painting water tank one coat, $8.00, was allowed and ordered to be paid.

The bill of Clark & Coombs for $1.25 for printing notices was allowed, and ordered to be paid.

On motion of Thompson, the treasurer, clerk, police judge, street commissioner, and water commissioner were required to make a monthly statement of receipts and expenditures in their respective offices, to be presented at each regular meeting of the council.

On motion, a special meeting was called for Tuesday evening, June 10.

F. C. LEACH, President pro tem.

W. D. KREAMER, Clerk pro tem.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

School Festival.

The teachers, patrons, friends, and pupils of our schools have decided to dispense with the literary entertainment, for the present, and substitute a social and festival. Accordingly the Perry House has been secured and active preparations are making for an agreeable and pleasant time. The young ladies of the school secured a considerable sum from our businessmen. This amount will be expended in strawberries, ice cream, lemonade, and other delicacies. The following committee on arrangements has been secured: Mrs. W. M. Sleeth, Mrs. A. Worthley, Mrs. H. P. Farrar, Mrs. J. L. Huey, Mrs. Beall, Mrs. C. T. Atkinson, Mrs. J. C. Loveland, and Mrs. C. A. Howard. The committee itself is sufficient guarantee for an excellent supper.

The supper, consisting of cold meats, cold chicken, cold turkey, light bread, rolls, buns, pickles, etc., will be served for 25 cents for each person. Ice cream and strawberries will be 10 cents a dish, extra. Gentlemen are requested not to wear buttonholes bouquets, as Misses Edna Worthley and Lida Whitney will preside over the flower stand, and be able to supply all wants. All are cordially invited to attend.

Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Close of School.

The commencement exercises of the High School of our city will be held next Monday evening, June 9, at Highland Hall. The following is the programme.


Salutatory: Procrastination. H. G. Vaughn.


Mormonism. John Kirkpatrick.


Commencement Day. Laura Hollaway.


Dignity of Labor. F. C. McLaughlin.


Fame. J. A. Sankey.


Valedictory: Beyond the Alps Lies Italy. Emma Theaker.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Children=s Day.

At the Presbyterian church on Sabbath morning, the pastor will preach a sermon on behalf of the children and in the evening there will be a Sabbath School concert in behalf of the children. A cordial invitation is extended to all to be present.

The members of the M. E. Church are making large preparation for the observance of Children=s Day tomorrow. They will strive to make it a day of much pleasure to the little ones as well as of great interest to the older ones. The church will be tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens. A programme of good music has been arranged, and discourses suitable to the occasion will be delivered by the pastor, morning and evening.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Read the communication of Mr. Jos. B. Whipple, of Silverdale. He is a practical poulterer, and has had much experience. His information will be valuable to anyone contemplating establishing a similar business. Mr. Whipple is said to possess a certain cure for cholera, and we trust he will impart it to us for the benefit of our readers. We are much obliged to him for the commencement of a discussion of topics interesting to the farmers, and hope others will follow his example.

SILVERDALE, June 2, 1884.

MR. EDITOR: I notice in a late issue of your talented paper in the Farm Department, a communication from an eastern paper, saying that fowls could not be kept with profit in greater number than about 15 in a flock. Now that might do in a town in a small yard, but I do not think it should apply to our farm poultry raisers.

I keep about 300 hens through the winter in a roosting place 16 feet square, well ventilated, and cleansed every morning. The fowls run as they please in day time. They always have powdered charcoal, lime in some form, and clear water always on hand. With 400 young chicks, and more coming, I have no trouble to keep them bright and healthy. This is certainly a healthy climate for poultry, no deadly disease here except cholera, and that can surely be prevented by vigilance. Of course, sometimes we have a few million of lice, but they can be banished. As to cholera, I might hereafter enlighten some of your readers about it; that is, if you should approve of it. I have handled poultry more or less for half a century, and have studied it some. The finest thing about it is that I can learn something every day. I hope that others will give us some idea about poultry.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

AD. W. W. BROWN has the largest and FINEST STOCK OF LEATHER in the city, and has reduced the price of Sewed Boots from $12 to $11.

All kinds of repairing done and work guaranteed satisfactory. Call and see us, one door north of Houghton=s harness shop.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The Roller Skating Rink.

The new rink of this city will be completed in about a week or ten days. It will be opened by Mr. L. Woodcock, Miss Geneva Chambers, and little Bessie Chambers, champion roller skaters; also Mr. Charles Woodman and Master George Israel, champion bycicle riders of the state. It will be opened in grand style and the gentlemanly managers will do all in their power to make it pleasant for all present. The following rules and regulations will be adopted and enforced.

On entering the rink gentlemen will please remove their hats.

The use of tobacco in the rink is strictly forbidden.

Spitting or throwing any substance upon the floor is dangerous, and will not be permitted.

No person without skates will be allowed on the skating surface.

Not more than two should skate abreast.

Skaters must observe a uniform direction, keeping to the right.

All persons who stop skating before the rink closes will return skates at once to the skate room, and none will be allowed to let other parties use their skates.

Pushing, tripping, racing, tagging, or taking hold of others= garments, or any rude and dangerous actions, are strictly forbidden.

When a march is announced, gentlemen will select lady partners and follow the leader.

THE BELL. The ringing of the bell is to call your attention. More than one ringing is for the skaters to retire from the floor, which should be done at once, and all should keep quiet.

Shouting, whistling, and other rude and boisterous demonstrations are not allowed eithin, and should be avoided on the streets while going or returning from assemblies, by all who wish to maintain the good name of the institution.

When the time for closing is announced, all skaters will please buckle their skates together, and return them to the skate room.

A cheerful compliance with the above, and a careful regard for the comforts and enjoyment of others is respectfully requested.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

A frightful accident befell Mr. J. C. Loveland Thursday at the Roller Mills. Working near a cog wheel, his arm was caught on the inside near the elbow. The muscles and tendons of his arm were lacerated and torn from the bone. He was placed in a vehicle and taken to his home. Medical aid was called immediately, and the physicians decided that the arm must be amputated. He was placed under the influence of chloroform, and the painful operation performed.


Skill and sympathy combined are doing everything possible to alleviate the pain of the sufferer, and we trust nothing more serious than the loss of the arm will result.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Prof. E. P. Hickock has left in our office a bunch of blue grass raised in the grounds of his residence, which forever silences the croaker who says this is no blue grass country. It is four feet, four inches high, and the heads are loaded with seed. The seed was brought from Kentucky. Cowley takes a back seat in nothing. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

The board of county commissioners met Tuesday and equalized the assessors= work. The real estate in Beaver and Bolton was raised and that in Dexter lowered. A few items of personal property were changed. Winfield Courier.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

It is thought that the totals of the late census report, of this county, will show a population of 27,000, an increase of 5,000 during the past year. Real and personal property have increased about 20 percent in value.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Rev. N. S. Buckner bought a fine horse, buggy, and harness this week. He now has one of the handsomest single rigs in the city.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

Capt. C. G. Thompson bought S. B. Reed=s property near the Presbyterian Church this week, and will go to housekeeping soon.


Arkansas City Republican, June 7, 1884.

We issue one day sooner this week than usual on account of printing a paper for one of our real estate firms.